During an interview on Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace called out Republican presdential candidate Ted Cruz for lying about Obamacare and President Obama’s record on jobs.
WALLACE: But, Senator, the fact checkers say you’re wrong. Since that law went into effect, the unemployment rate fell from 9.9 percent to 5 percent, as 13 million new jobs were created and 16.3 million people who were previously uninsured now have coverage.
Now, don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of problems with Obamacare. But more people have jobs and health insurance than they did before Obamacare.
CRUZ: Chris, the media fact checkers are not fair and impartial. They are liberal, editorial journalists. And they have made it their mission to defend Obamacare.
WALLACE: There’s certainly no question that more people have jobs and more people have health insurance coverage.
CRUZ: Yes, there is question. Number one, we have the lowest percentage of Americans working today of any year since 1977. That’s fact. They focused on —
WALLACE: But there are 13 million jobs created, sir. That’s a fact.
CRUZ: The fact is that from 2008 to today, we’ve seen economic growth of 1.2 percent on average.
CRUZ: Chris, don’t interrupt me. I’ll give an answer —
WALLACE: That’s changing the subject.
WALLACE: Thirteen million new jobs have been created.
CRUZ: And that is a historically slow rate of job creation if you look at what has occurred in any previous year. You know, Obama is the first president ever to have a year of 3 percent economic growth. Millions of people in this country are hurting.
Ted Cruz was lying again. The Bush administration created 3 million jobs in eight years. Bush created an average of 375,000 jobs a year while in office and his presidency was a net jobs loser. The net economic growth under George W. Bush was 1.6%.
Even Fox News, a network that is built on avoiding facts and reality, challenged Cruz on his Obamacare lies. The question is why would they go after Cruz? It has been clear since the first Republican debate that Fox News does not want Ted Cruz or Donald Trump to be the Republican nominee. Fox has spent months talking up Sen. Marco Rubio.
Ted Cruz has had an awful few weeks leading up to the Iowa caucuses. Donald Trump has successfully gone full birther on him, Rubio attacked him for being a hypocrite on immigration, revelations about loans for Goldman Sachs and a less than stellar debate performance have combined to hit Cruz right in the poll numbers.
Fox smells blood in the water, so they are doing their part to paint Cruz as unelectable and out of touch with reality. It is good to know that Ted Cruz views facts as a liberal conspiracy, but his run of bad luck continues as Fox News is actively trying to kill his presidential campaign.