What’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.