Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz, the Canadian-born American Senator from Texas, has made leaps and bounds in the late stages of the 2016 Republican primaries. The very first to jump into the crowded clown car of the race, Ted Cruz is (essentially) the 2016 equivalent to 2008’s Huckabee and 2012’s Santorum. That’s right, he’s not an actual politician. He’s a joke candidate. Not one of entertainment values, like Donald Trump, but of his so-far-right religious extremism and radical intentions revolving around, well, faith and fear.
Ted Cruz isn’t a politician, he’s a pastor. A sad little man with a sunken face and sheepish attitude that belongs on one of those late night Christian networks that air on basic cable. He’s a televangelist, not a legitimate candidate. He talks more about God than just about any candidate (and that’s saying something when batshit crazy Ben Carson and religious lackey Marco Rubio are in the race alongside you!). He claims that “God told [me] to run for President.” That’s something, no matter what your faith actually is, that doesn’t sound too right, right?
Yet Republicans are eating him up. He was, essentially, a nobody before the late primaries. The Christian vote was fairly happy in the Ben Carson bubble, but it quickly moved towards Ted Cruz and his fundamentalist platform as Iowa, the religious caucus, moved closer and closer. Ted may be winning the evangelical vote, but let me say something: “God” isn’t rooting for him. So many crazy candidates have “proclaimed” that they had help from the Holy Spirit. Huckabee, the guy who claimed the Bible could cure cancer, also once claimed God wanted to see him as President.
If you’ve been paying attention to politics, Ted Cruz is a walking contradiction. Nothing he says actually makes sense, and he mashes together “big-boy” words to grab the attention of his potential voting base. Meanwhile, Trump speaks at a fourth grade level — this could perhaps be a sign that the people don’t care about extensive vocabulary. But regardless, Cruz continues.
No, Ted Cruz, we don’t need to “rebuild” the military.
We need a Commander-in-Chief who will prioritize U.S. national security interests. That starts by calling the enemy – radical Islamic terrorism – by its name, defeating ISIS, rebuilding the military, and securing the border. Border security is national security. And on day one, I will rip to shreds the catastrophic Iran deal. — Ted Cruz, January 8th, 2016
My main problem with this statement falls under “rebuilding the military”. Ted Cruz, who obviously doesn’t know where the United States budget is going, hasn’t seen the statistical evidence behind his claims that the military is not, in fact, defunct. America spends way too much money on the military. See for yourself:
How can we “rebuild” the military when we spend more than the next fifteen or so countries combined? Our military doesn’t need rebuilding, our infrastructure does. How on earth can you claim we need to push forward with war, war, war and defense, defense, defense when our military budget has put us in one of the most devastating periods of warfare in American History? The failures in Iraq and Afghanistan will go down in history as the 21st century versions of Vietnam, showing American scholars in the future that we didn’t learn from our past mistakes.
No, Ted Cruz, universal healthcare doesn’t cost more than war.
Ted Cruz hates anything that involves universal healthcare. He hates women’s rights in the form of Planned Parenthood (he still believes the Fiorina lies) and he’s determined to strip Obamacare down to nothing. He shut down the government, costing Americans a Hell of a lot of tax money.
The Evidence Stacks Against Ted Cruz. You want to be President yet you continue to shut down the military? Just read the god damned news, people! Here are just four sources on this topic. Yet all these Ted Cruz fans keep claiming that Cruz is there for them and their government?
How can the guy who wants to shut down the government actually be there for it at all?
If you ask him why he hates universal healthcare (which most first world countries actually have, by the way), he claims it costs too much money for Americans.
Tell me again about how America can’t afford universal healthcare that would benefit everyone and not the top 1%, of which you are apart of? Because we’re too busy “rebuilding” the military even though it already contains the majority of our spending budgets.
How can universal healthcare be expensive but war be free? That’s what its like in Ted Cruz’s pathetic little mind. He wants to “bomb the sand until it glows” but when you ask him about medicine and modern science? TOO EXPENSIVE!
Bernie Sanders brings up universal healthcare and education with a plan on how to pay for it? “HOW ARE YOU GOING TO PAY FOR THIS?”, “THIS IS TOO EXPENSIVE”, “FREE SHIT, HUH?” Ted Cruz literally says he’ll bomb the sand until it glows and calls for war against the entire world? “Yep, that’s free!”
But that’s my point! Why would anyone in the GOP, including Ted Cruz, want to save people from dying or give them an education? There wouldn’t be a Republican Party left, anymore! Keep them oblivious, loving the lord, and make sure they think they’re in constant fear because of war.
It’s people like Ted Cruz who are ruining America.
Oh, and his statements on healthcare? Rated “pants on fire” by Politifact.
No, Ted Cruz, America is in fact a secular nation.
It’s 2016, I shouldn’t have to be saying this. America is in fact a secular nation. Separation of Church and State, something Holy Doctor Ben Carson and Pastor-in-Chief Ted Cruz need to get through their thick skulls. We don’t have a foundation on God. We don’t have a national religion, and it sure as hell isn’t Christian fundamentalism. And while we’re at it! No, God didn’t tell you to run for President. Your pockets did. You’re either delusional or pandering to the far right. I wonder which one it is at this point.
He continuously claims the Holy Scriptures are the true word of God. He’s stated time and time again our morals and values come from God and not the Constitution. The Founding Fathers are literally rolling in the grave as Ted Cruz opens his big mouth.
He has a religious god complex, and he’s a key example of someone who cherry-picks his own religion until there is nothing left.
No, Ted Cruz, lying won’t get you anywhere.
Look at what happened to Carly Fiorina! Eventually, lying catches up to you. You’re one of the worst candidates in this race when it comes to lying. Literally every single candidate has called you out on it. From Donald Trump to Marco Rubio to fucking Jeb Bush. You don’t tell the truth. Here’s a Politifact summary of the man!
I could keep going on and on about all the lies he’s been caught in, but he’s a professional lawyer. He’s used to it, and he’s too good at it. But, unfortunately for him, he keeps getting caught. He’s tried messing with Ben Carson’s campaign to get the remainder of the Christian conservative vote and it literally backfired on him.
How can we trust the man who shuts down the government every chance he gets with the Oval Office and nuclear launch codes? How do we trust the man who continuously lies with a position higher than anyone in America?
If you support Ted Cruz, you just don’t understand politics. You support a walking contradiction. A walking hypocrite. You support a radical and religious Republican who has done and will do absolutely nothing for you or your country. You’re voting along with a rather Criminal Cruz Crew.
He’s the greatest candidate at negative advertising, too, if you really think about it. Just look at his blatant propaganda-based advertisements. He’s running on one thing, and one thing only: fear.
Give up, Ted. Go down in history as what you are: the 2016 Huckabee (and that, in a nutshell, is sad as well. Not only did Huckabee run in 2016, he’s come out and said that Ted Cruz is the “biggest liar” he’s ever met!)