Ted Cruz’s Latest Ridiculous Comments Further Prove How Delusional He Is

1902730_835743929776490_858306302_nWhat’s with the name “Ted,” combined with living in Texas, that seems to make some people completely delusional?  While Ted Nugent’s exploits lately have been well documented, we can’t forget that Ted Cruz is another conservative in Texas who’s quite possibly completely out of his mind.

Cruz literally blames people for doing exactly what he does all the time.  For a great example of this, look no further than his most recent comments on the vote to raise the debt ceiling:

“Last week, actually, is a perfect illustration of everything that’s wrong with Washington.  What Republican leadership said is we want this to pass, but if every senator affirmatively consents to doing it on 51 votes, then we can all cast a vote no and we can go home to our constituents and say we opposed it. And listen, that sort of show vote, that sort of trickery to the constituents is why Congress has a 13 percent approval rating.”

Hello.  That’s what Ted Cruz has spent his entire time in the Senate doing.


He pushes for legislation which stands absolutely no chance at being passed, or stages fake filibusters, all so he can pander to the tea party in hopes that their support will bring him the GOP nomination for president in 2016.

People like him are the reason why Congressional approval ratings hover around 10 percent.  Since 2010, when the tea party gained some power in Congress, their approval rating has been at, or near, single-digits.

The American people blame Republicans, and in particular tea party Republicans, for the government shutdown.  The American people blame Republicans, and in particular tea party Republicans, for the fiascos that have surrounded debt ceiling votes the last several years.

Ted Cruz’s behavior epitomizes exactly what he said with this comment.  Everything this guy does is for show.  If it’s in the How to Kiss the Tea Party’s Ass handbook, you can bet Ted Cruz supports it.

He’s a walking, talking shill for the tea party.  Anything they want him to say, he’ll say.  It doesn’t matter if it makes absolutely no sense, Cruz will get out there and say it with a straight face.

Hell, just look at these comments.  He’s calling out fellow Republicans for a “show vote’ because they didn’t decide to do all they could to block a clean vote on the debt ceiling – even though they stood absolutely no chance at “winning” anything by holding the vote hostage.


In essence, he’s slamming Republicans for a “show vote,” refusing to hold the debt ceiling hostage, which prevented people like himself from holding the debt ceiling hostage so they could pander to the tea party – for nothing more than show.

There are times where I honestly think Ted Cruz is a caricature of a Republican, like he can’t really be real.  Almost like he’s really a liberal masquerading as a conservative in an elaborate ploy to mock conservatism.

I know that’s not true, but it’s sometimes the only way I can wrap my mind around the idiocy that often surrounds Ted Cruz.

It’s just hysterical to see Senator Ted “We Should Shut Down the Government – but Then Denies Ever Pushing for a Government Shutdown” Cruz have the audacity to try to call out other Republicans for doing things for “show” when nearly everything he’s done as a United States Senator has been nothing but a “show” to pander to the tea party.

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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  • Sandy Greer

    LOL Ted Cruz is always amusing, that’s for sure. Causes both GOP/Dems to beat their heads against the brick wall that is his immovable implacability.

    I don’t know whether to hope Moderates can wrest control of the GOP from the TeaPugs…or hope the ‘crazy’ continues to run amok – so we can all have a good, long, look at it.

    I do know the ‘crazy’ plays right into Democrat hands: Your average American is repelled by the mean-spirited, racist, ‘haters’ on The Right.

    • Dana

      There are times this habit of theirs makes me paranoid. “Why in the world do they want me to vote Democrat? What’s wrong with the Democratic Party?” Because the Tea Party already wants Very Bad Things for this country… so if they’re trying to push me to vote for the other party, I have to wonder why.

      That sounds really trollish, I’m sorry. It’s mostly tongue-in-cheek, but I do sometimes wonder.

      • Sandy Greer

        If somebody is pushing you (whether to vote, or anything else)

        Don’t be pushed. Just say no. 😉

        WRT voting: Best thing is to get your news from a variety of sources (both Right/Left) Look at issues from many viewpoints (both Right/Left) And then make up your own mind what you think, and which way to go.

        You’ll be stronger for it. And don’t ask permission; don’t be pushed; you don’t have to justify yourself to anybody but yourself.

      • Phil the observer

        If it feels right in your gut…do it, if not, Don’t!!!!

      • artisanr

        They’re not so much pushing people to the other party, because there are Independents too that clearly see what they’re doing… it’s more that they’re simply alienating absolutely everyone in the country except old white male conservative millionaires.

  • Veritas vos Liberabit

    I wonder if Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was referring to Senator Ted Cruz when he said: “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity”. Ted Cruz bears all the marker indicators of “intellectual imbecility”.

    • Yankee Cowboy

      I really enjoyed the quote from MLK, Jr. However, not sure that Raphael (The Mad Canadian) Cruz is stupid. His extraordinary b.s. is calculated; and he has no shame whatsoever. He is vile and unctous and every other negative adjective; but it’s a calculated show. One of the biggest pieces of political excrement we’ve had.

  • Sunny Ray

    I love Ted Cruz, I wish there were more republicans just like him so the party would even go faster down the hole, then we could focus on what’s really important, put people back together.

  • MBDElf

    I said it before on another site: while watching MSNBC’s “Lockup” one evening, the outlandish lies told by some convicts started to sound chillingly familiar. Make what you will of that. I’ll simply close by saying that I will enjoy the day (if it ever comes) that Obama ‘Hulks out” on the GOPigs.

  • Kevin Daugherty

    Now Allen I despise the dude but in a way, he’s right. To our legislators what you as the voter sees is more important than truth and transparency.

  • tina rowling

    now, now. i’m sure there are nice gentleman named ted living in texas other than nugent and cruz.