Ted Cruz Launches His 2016 Campaign By Proclaiming God Wants You To Have No Healthcare

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) launched his 2016 presidential campaign by announcing to the world that God wants a massive tax cut for the rich, and for tens of millions of Americans to lose their access to healthcare.



Sen. Cruz laid out his vision for the kind of America that God wants:

Five years ago today, the President signed Obamacare into law. Within hours, Liberty University went to court filing a lawsuit to stop that failed law. Instead of the joblessness, instead of the millions forced into part-time work, instead of the millions who’ve lost their health insurance, lost their doctors, have faced skyrocketing health insurance premiums, imagine in 2017 a new president signing legislation repealing every word of Obamacare.

Imagine health care reform that keeps government out of the way between you and your doctor and that makes health insurance personal and portable and affordable.

Instead of a tax code that crushes innovation, that imposes burdens on families struggling to make ends met, imagine a simple flat tax… that lets every American fill out his or her taxes on a postcard.

Imagine abolishing the IRS.

In case anyone missed the point that God hates affordable healthcare, Cruz later added, “From the dawn of this country, at every stage America has enjoyed God’s providential blessing. Over and over again, when we face impossible odds, the American people rose to the challenge. You know, compared to that, repealing Obamacare and abolishing the IRS ain’t all that tough.”

According to Ted Cruz, God wants 16.4 million Americans to have no health care. God also wants a regressive flat tax that will benefit the wealthy while increase the tax burden on everyone else. What Cruz described was not God. It was the agenda of the Koch brothers.

The media is already describing Cruz as trying to gain the support of the socially conservative wing of the Republican Party, but they are leaving something out. The socially conservative Republicans have opposed the last two Republican nominees, and it meant nothing. If social conservatives were the group of Republicans who mattered, Mike Huckabee would have been the 2008 Republican nominee, and Rick Santorum would have won the 2012 nomination.

Sen. Cruz pulled off a nifty trick during his speech. He spoke the language of the social conservative, but the heart of his agenda is pure corporatist oligarchy. Cruz is a climate change denier. The Texas senator also believes that there should no campaign finance laws. Cruz wants to repeal the ACA, abolish the IRS, and give the rich the biggest tax cut in history. What used to be known as the social conservative is actually the corporatist agenda hidden behind a few faith-based flourishes.

The message that God wants rich people to have all the money, and everyone else to have no health insurance is not going to play well with voters. The real agenda behind Sen. Cruz’s campaign is anything but godly. Cruz is running on massive upward redistribution of wealth to the rich.

89 Replies to “Ted Cruz Launches His 2016 Campaign By Proclaiming God Wants You To Have No Healthcare”

  1. I believe it would be a serious mistake to underestimate Cruz’s political savy, his intelligence, or his populist appeal. It would be a mistake, as well, to underestimate the danger he represents.

    So long as Cruz eyes The Oval Office
    we should be neither complacent, nor smug.

  2. “What Cruz described was not God. It was the agenda of the Koch brothers.”

    The Koch brothers are Cruz’s god. He actually does have my support to win the Republican nomination. Republicans have repeatedly embarrassed themselves on the world stage. That would just be icing on the cake. Break out the popcorn boys and girls, the clown car is loading up.

  3. Was this speech given in Texas, at one of those Six Flags over Jesus mega churches? Just tell me those people were getting paid. You would have to be delusional, f’d up deluxe, or couldn’t understand English to sit through that crap. Help us all if there are that many people outside of his home state that support him. I now realize the rethugs are winning at the dumbing down of the US.

  4. ummmm pretty sure if ‘god’ said all those things to Senator Cruz then it should be taken as concrete proof that there is no god…

    its interesting that this ‘god’ these dumbasses keep quacking about whispering to them… Bachmann, Cruz, Santorum, Huckabee… might also just as easily be the debbil trying to fill empty minds and keep idle hands busy…

    so to speak

  5. Oh dear me! It was like watching an Aimee Semple McPherson Revival Tent meeting. Interesting note: Ms McPherson was also a Canadian-American, she was born in Salford, Ontario, Canada.

  6. Keep running Teddy! Keep trashing the republican party! Cruz is the democrats best friend. I’d say he is in the driver’s seat of the goper clown car, but it is more likely he’s the driver of the short bus.

    I hope the world will forgive us our insanity, but maybe the complete repudiation of this monster will tell them not all of us are insane.

  7. I wonder how many of the college students could afford the Koch-brand healthcare, after being kicked off their parents policies if ACA repealed.
    My guess….0 none.
    Cruz doesnt represent Christianity. Hes constantly on his knees to the Koch’s (his money god).False idols.

  8. Yes, but – didn’t you know the republicans actually do have an alternative to Obamacare, it is called Deathcare!

  9. El Presidente CRUZ? I don’t think so. Only if Texas separates from the Union and he becomes President of the Republic of Texas.

  10. “god” made it clear that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the gates of heaven…

  11. SCOTUS has never defined what the term “natural born citizen” in the Constitution means with regards to the position of President. This issue must be addressed regrading Cruz’s announcement to seek the GOP nomination.

  12. This was held at Liberty University, and they were required to attend, or face a fine of $10.
    ‘Imagine’ a country where attendance is mandatory, and all those pauses for applause points are silent. God, that was a boring speech. The few times he got big applause, (5 or 6 job offers when you get out of college) really let you know how lukewarm the crowd was most of the time. I’d call it ‘polite.’

  13. These lying repubs need to be called out on their lies.

    When they promise to repeal Obamacare what do they plan to replace it with?

    What do they plan to do for all those who will lose their healthcare? What about healthcare interuptions? People need treatment.

    What about preexisting conditions? Throw those people to the insurance wolves?

    What about all the newly created 340,000 (just in the last 12 months) healthcare JOBS, throw those people out of work?

    What about all the newly created BUSINESES that support the healthcare industry as a result of Obamacare? These are job creators!

    They need to be asked these questions!

    I think it’s an easy repub talking point to the base to repeal Obamacare, but the reality behind doing it is crazy.

  14. I’m beginning to think that Conservatism is a birth defect, and one that is acerbated by religious faith of the fundamentalist strain that results in pathologically defective personalities. The goal of these defective people is to have the power to force us to act as pathological as they so they feel better and can claim that their god has willed it.

  15. Read the Bloomberg News article titled Obamacare is spurring Start Ups and creating Jobs. I can’t Paste the link.

    Obamacare is NOT a jobs killing law like the repubs claim.

  16. Ted Cruz is a lying sack of sh*t snake oil salesman that pedals his nonsense to the most ignorant in this world. I am beyond ashamed that he calls Texas his home. Anyone that would seriously back him is an uneducated, uninformed fool.

  17. How is Cruzgoing to provide healthcare for his family since his wife is taking a leave of absence from her job?

    Obamacare lol? Pay out of pocket? How many people can afford that or relate to it?

    Does his job as congressman allow his family coverage? If so how handy for his family to have taxpayer funded healthcare while taxpayers will lose Obamacare.

  18. Cruz says that God told him…That’s strange because I talked to God this morning and he told me that Ted Cruz is a big fat LIAR…..[WINK]

  19. I wonder what God he prays to because the God I know of would never let the sick suffer. The God I know of would never let the rich get richer while the poor get poorer.

    Oh, and Cruz has about as much of a chance of winning the election as a 16 seed would have at winning March Madness.

  20. This thing hates 99.9% of of all Americans. He only cares about 0.01% of the super rich. Basically he saying to the other 99.9% blank you.

  21. If, as Cruz claims, god blessed America in everything we’ve done (which would include slavery, genocide of the native population, Jim Crow laws, child labor, sweatshops, etc) then his god must be a real dick.

  22. Republicans are a crazy lot! They are no different from ISIS! Politicus appears to be one healthy medium that looks at issues constructively at least, compared to the others! Indeed God wants the rich to get richer while the poor gets poorer!The foundations of the nation was based on theft and greed! It is not surprising the even modern day politicians still operate along those lines! But this is the first time I have heard a politicians actually advocating the abolition of the the inland revenue or IRS as you people call it America. The lunatic is advocating a return to the lawless wild west when people did pretty much whatever they liked! I am still saying this; America is not a healthy role model, and shouldn’t impose itself on the world as it does! They simply have too many personal, historical and mental issues to sort out! The vast majority of nations are sane law abiding people! The Republicans of America are not!

  23. He is not running for President. He is running for Jeb Bush. Creating more disunity and divisiveness in the Republican party. As a Democrat, he made my day.

  24. Did he just say conservatives? Don’t they normally say Americans. I guess he has already decided that at least half of us don’t matter. He said imagine those things but he didn’t say he could do any of them. Stop Healthcare with nothing to replace it. What a promise. I imagine him going back to Texas with Bush and hiding his face in shame.

  25. Thanks for the chuckle on this one. I give you the top prize of the comments that I’ve read so far. Oh dear God, this will be entertaining. It’s just another day in the parade of these Tea Party clowns. How they get votes is truly beyond me.

  26. I want a president who deals with issues of government with a focus on our Constitution. I have no interest in some cultist wanting to run government based on the his interpretation of a voice he hears and calls God. I trust no one who claims to know God’s will.

  27. They weren’t being paid. As students of the “university” that the speech was given at, they were required to go to the rally. Kinda like those things in high school.

  28. Mark: He also said that “What is impossible with man is possible with God,” because otherwise, as the apostles asked, “Who then can be saved?” Luke 18:26-27

  29. It seems for all the ‘making fun of’ Curz, I haven’t seem much discussion of the issues. It’s difficult to have any substantive discussion with people who only point and giggle.

  30. Yeah! It’s so much easier having rational discussions with people wearing tricorne hats and/or those who deny climate change.

  31. George Washington, who was sterile, was attributed with fatherhood of the whole country; he has similarly been given authorship of many things he didn’t say.

  32. Comparing a pep rally (which isn’t mandatory) to a backwards think tank telling student they HAVE to be at a political gathering (you don’t want to make the school look bad) is humorous at best

  33. Did you happen to listen to that speech? I sat through it, and it was a joke! Not a very good one at any rate. I truley believe he is the evil spawn of some serial killer! There were no legitimate talking points in the speech he gave, so nothing to debate. Try medication for your delusions. Maalox was my choice after listening to that crap.

  34. There is no discussion to be had because I can sum it up in one picture in what he believes
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    Now what would your baby Jesus think about his agenda

  35. OK lets talk policies. Raphael wants to abolish the IRS and I quote: “Imagine a simple flat tax that lets every American fill out his or her taxes on a postcard.” but if there’s no Internal Revenue Service, where should I send that post card? To whom do I pay my taxes? And if my neighbor, balking perhaps at President Cruz’s governing priorities, refuses to even pay his “simple flat tax,” which government agency persuades him to pony up? Won’t we need that tax money to fight radical Islamic terrorism?

    Now can you understand why we mock this dangerous idiot and the idiots who don’t listen to what he says but still follow him?

  36. god has nothing to do with the poor getting poorer while the rich gets richer and if you ever did read that book of fables you would know that dumbass

  37. Really? Obama care insured nearly 9 million with huge deductibles and skyrocketing premiums to the tune of ONE TRILLION DOLLARS leaving 30 million left behind. Who Writes this garbage?
    Taken from your story…”In case anyone missed the point that God hates affordable healthcare, Cruz later added, “From the dawn of this country, at every stage America has enjoyed God’s providential blessing. Over and over again, when we face impossible odds, the American people rose to the challenge. You know, compared to that, repealing Obamacare and abolishing the IRS ain’t all that tough.”

    According to Ted Cruz, God wants 16.4 million Americans to have no health care. God also wants a regressive flat tax that will benefit the wealthy while increase the tax burden on everyone else. What Cruz described was not God. It was the agenda of the Koch brothers.

  38. I know this may seem like a dumb question but who would collect the money to fulfill the Reichs desire to kill the mooslims that give people a hard on?

  39. Curious. The Christian conservative’s perception of God appears to be one of a thin-skinned, petty, spiteful, ego- centric, malevolent, abusive, empathy-challenged, micro-managing sadist — with a regard for mankind somewhat akin to how many of them treat their wives.

  40. Cruz wants everybody to take up residence in his perfect God-filled “imaginary” alternate universe where no one ever gets cancer, there’s no government and the place is a free for all, without education resulting in lost industrialized standing worldwide. Just IMAGINE. John Lennon would be despondent.

  41. At Liberty University, you have to attend a meeting of the University every Mon, Wed, and Fri I think. Convocation I think they call it, not exactly sure. Either way, if the student doesn’t show up then they get a fine. So Cruz chose Liberty University, because they would be forced to come see him. The irony!

  42. Are you kidding me?
    So, God, who did say it’s easier a camel pass through a needle’s hole than rich people reach the Kingdom of God, wants rich pay less taxes than the poor?
    And God, who asked us to love each other, wants we to deny healthcare for people?
    Please, Mr. Cruz. Don’t use God to legitimate your insanity!

  43. Cruz evidently has not read the Good Samaritan parable. Nor has he read that in the New Testament involving Jesus’ healing ministry, it says that “he healed them all.”

    That almost sounds like a biblical principle for a universal, single-payer healthcare system.

  44. I have a question for you dumbasses. Who pays when you don’t have insurance and show up in the emergency room?

  45. What cogent, mature and original posts. I also never get tired of the interpretive gospel renditions. As if you’ve actually read them….

  46. There is a lot of God bashing going on these days. God is getting blamed for everything. Rational people realize that God has nothing to do with it. This is all just a bunch of crap. Someone needs to remind the Republican’s that we have separation of church and state for a very important reason: Persecution. We are not a religious country, but rather one of religious freedom.

  47. As a matter of fact, I have found such scriptures in their e tirety! It seems that they HAVE indeed read the very book! It leaves me to wonder if you have!

  48. This was once used against the black church , the mosque, the BUDDHIST temple the Sikh! Next time they do so, we shall remind them of their deeds!

  49. “Imagine a pony, a sparkly pony, for every child that wants one. Imagine a winning lottery ticket in every wallet, and a jetski for every teenager! Five years ago the President of the United States announced that he was have a peanut butter sandwich for lunch, now imagine in 2017 millions of conservatives rising up being able to order BLT’s. Liberty, Liberty, LIBERTY! Together we can hunt down the evil overlords of diversity mountain and rescue the White Purity Princess from their clutches. We just need the Magic Sword of Religious Liberty, and the Ring of Righteous Segregation!”

  50. Tea Party members are ignorant morons. They are poorly educated and have little to no recognizable intelligence. Because their minds are small and closed, they are ripe for brainwashing, thus believing anything that their handlers tell them. Truth is not in their lexicon, so they do not understand the meaning of the word. Trying to carry on an intelligent conversation with a Tea Party member is like having a battle of wits with an unarmed person. It is a waste of time and is a Felony in most states.

  51. This Canadian wants to know why he himself defied God’s words (or Kochs’ word) by signing up he and wife under the same Health Care plan that Obama implemented. Considering how he has done nothing but malign the Obama care plan this is blatant history. And if he truly convinced that God wants millions to not have Health care his actions are therefore worthy of God’s wrath. Certainly the God I know as a Christian is much more merciful the Cruz and his ilk that have created a version of Christianity to their own liking. Right wing Christian extremists have a revisionist version of Christianity. This new version is now crawling into Canada by our own poor excuse of a Conservative led government. Please keep it and I’ll gladly give you our Prime Minister of Canada , Stephen Harper aka Cult Leader of the hateful bigoted Christian Revisionist and former member of the White Supremacist Northern Foundation organization. WINK

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