Senator Ted Cruz isn’t afraid to wear his crown of victimization when talking to Jonathan Karl of ABC News (infamous for passing off Republican talking points about Benghazi emails as reality). Yes, everyone in D.C. (Hell, in this metaphor if Cruz is Jesus, and if you missed that, you’re not paying attention) might revile him, but that’s okay. Jesus was hated too.
A piously persecuted Cruz intoned to the GOP water carrier, “Given the choice between being reviled in Washington, DC and appreciated in Texas, or reviled in Texas and appreciated in Washington, I would take the former 100 out of 100 times.”
Watch here unless you’ve recently eaten (the full interview will be aired this Sunday – woo hoo!):
They love Cruz in Texas, you see, and Cruz lives to serve The People, even if most of them didn’t want him to shut down the government and The Houston Chronicle took back their endorsement of him. They say there are two things sorely lacking in Cruz one of which is “an unswerving commitment to the highest and best interests of Texas at all times.”
That’s a “no” to being appreciated in Texas.
So Cruz says he’s just fighting for the people, “Given the choice between being reviled in Washington, DC and appreciated in Texas, or reviled in Texas and appreciated in Washington, I would take the former 100 out of 100 times.”
You see, Ted Cruz shutdown the government to keep you from getting affordable health insurance because his top priorities are jobs and economic growth. Even though the shutdown cost us .6% of the nation’s economic growth and 24 billion dollars. I only mention that so you can keep in mind that when Senator Cruz is speaking, reality can be found in opposites.
“There’s an old saying that, ‘Politics, it ain’t beanbag.’ And, you know, I’m not serving in office because I desperately needed 99 new friends in the U.S. Senate.”
Clearly. No one is going to accuse Ted Cruz of caring what anyone thinks of him, except his wallet. The thorns, they make him bleed, but you can make it better if you donate. He’s just fighting for Jesus because Jesus also wanted hard working Americans to die due to lack of affordable health insurance. Jesus was very corporate, as you may not know if you’re not into Tea. He had an exclusive deal with WalMart. Just ask Sarah Palin (and by the way, her name is trademarked because Jesus loves Tea winners).
Cruz is a uniter, but the evil doers won’t listen to him: “I will say that the reason this deal, the lousy deal was reached last night, is because, unfortunately, Senate Republicans made the choice not to support House Republicans. I wish Senate Republicans had united, I tried to do everything I could to urge Senate Republicans to come together and stand with House Republicans.”
Yes, that’s exactly what happened! Or, Senate Republicans chose to save their party and their own careers instead of helping Tea jihadists destroy America. Yes, it was a tough choice, but again, I keep trying to explain the concept of survival instincts to Republicans to no avail. For instance, even if ObamaCare exchanges take a month to get into, people will still want affordable healthcare. They will never choose to put the Republican Party’s fundraising and get out the vote efforts ahead of their access to healthcare. Expecting them to do that was quite simply stupid.
Cruz might have won the Values Voters poll, but the Tea Party goes through phony heroes to worship like they go through jingles. It’s a band of political clowns and losers – Cain, Trump, Palin – who all, ironically, think they were picked by God to sell us into corporate whoredom. These folks can’t win a national election. The Tea Party is reviled.
Let’s do the math and see how “appreciated” Ted is. According to a Pew Research Study, “Forty-nine percent of Americans now view the tea party unfavorably, while just 30 percent view it favorably — an 11-point net drop since just this June.” It gets worse. “The poll found that Ted Cruz, one of the most prominent tea party faces in the recent government shutdown, has seen his favorability soar among tea party supporters — from 47 percent in July to 74 percent today. Among non-tea party Republicans, however, he’s at just 25 percent.”
A twenty-five percent approval rating is Cruz for “appreciated”. No one liked Jesus either. So your hate is just proof that he’s the Chosen One to destroy America for conservatives.
Ms. Jones is the co-founder/ editor-in-chief of PoliticusUSA and a member of the White House press pool.
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