Friday, March 27, 2015

Cruz control: The Tea Party's main man of contradictions

It's not what I do, it's what I say!
Wannabe POTUS, Ted Wacko Bird Cruz is definitely a larger than life example of the contradictions, hypocrisy and convoluted logic of the Tea Party.

For Starters...

The TP folks, with the help of Fox news, created the birther movement -- challenging the citizenship of our supposedly Kenyan born President Obama and by extension de-legitimizing his presidency -- are now the same "Cruz for President" enthusiastic supporters.

Problem is...

If we apply the same constitutional standards the TP  used to create a great right-wing stir and controversy regarding Obama's eligibility for POTUS, one can easily assert that the Canadian born Cruz has even less citizenship.

Ironically, there can be little doubt that among those who expressed their support for a Cruz presidency at CPAC were attendees who continue to question the current president’s constitutional right to hold the office.

I say it is ironic because, while so many on the Right invested heavily in making the argument that Barack Obama lacked constitutional qualification to be our Commander In Chief due to his alleged foreign birth in Kenya, it turns out that Tea Party Tea Party hero Cruz finds himself in precisely the same circumstance—except that Cruz’s foreign point of origin is openly acknowledged.

Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada, the son of an American mother and a Cuban father. Were we to buy into the birtherism claim that Obama was, indeed, born in Kenya, then he too would have been foreign born as the son of an American mother and a father who was a citizen of a foreign land.  source

Is there a doctor in the house?

Cruz, the Texan Senator, has frequently declared one of his top missions in life is to repeal Obamacare. In public speeches and on the Senate floor, Cruz has championed the destruction of Obamacare. In fact, Cruz lead a government shutdown in protest against Obamacare.

If there's one issue that Cruz has ridden to political stardom, it's President Obama's signature health reform law. Cruz spent 21 hours on the Senate floor decrying the measure, then led Republicans into a two-week government shutdown over it. And the law figured into his campaign kickoff Monday: "Imagine in 2017 a new president signing legislation repealing every word of Obamacare," he said to applause.  source

But in defiance of all rhyme or reason, the TP darling has decided to enroll in Obamacare. Watch video:

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