The Consequences Of Voters Staying Home: Ted Cruz Will Now Oversee Science and NASA in Senate



It’s becoming too common of an occurrence that when I run across a real story concerning something conservatives are doing, I have to ask myself whether or not it’s real or satire. It’s like a line I often use to “troll” conservatives I run across, “There’s no reason for progressives to lie about conservatives, the truth is bad enough.” While that’s not completely truthful (unethical liberals are sometimes caught lying about conservatives), it’s still a fairly accurate statement.

But let’s be honest, often the truth about conservatives is utterly absurd. Like when Bill O’Reilly compared himself to Jesus Christ; Rand Paul said he would support the use of a drone to kill someone robbing a liquor store; or when an Indiana Republican said nobody had the guts to let the poor “wither and die.” Those weren’t “stories made up by the liberal media” – they were accurate quotes taken from the very mouths of Republicans. Heck, I could make an entire article with just links to the stories I’ve written concerning outrageous things Republicans have said or done over just the last few years.

But I’m being honest here when I say that when I saw an article stating Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was going to chair the committee that oversees science and NASA, I truly believed the story had to be fake.


Unfortunately, it’s not.

Cruz, a man who’s denied climate change is real and whose own father has equated evolution with communism, is going to chair the committee that oversees NASA and science in our government. If a strong wave of depression just engulfed your body, I know exactly how you feel.

When people who don’t believe in science are on committees centered around science, that’s insane. Don’t tell me that Republicans aren’t anti-science when nonsense like this happens. Not only that, but Cruz has proven time and time again that he has no business governing in any kind of meaningful way. Every single thing he’s done has been completely centered around his ambitions to run for president – which is exactly how he will chair this committee. It won’t be about scientific evidence, facts or what’s best for ensuring that the United States makes advances when it comes to space exploration – it’ll be all about whatever he thinks will help further his ambitions by appeasing anti-science tea party conservatives.

I guess on the “bright” side, Ted Cruz being a chair of a science committee should provide me with plenty of material to write about.



Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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