Ted Cruz Demands Federal Money For Texas Floods After Blocking Hurricane Sandy Relief

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who called federal disaster relief for Hurricane Sandy victims wasteful is now hypocritically demanding that the federal government fulfill its obligation and provide disaster relief to Texas.


During a press conference on the deadly flooding in Texas, Cruz said, “The federal government’s role, once the Governor declares a disaster area and makes a request, I am confident that the Texas congressional delegation, Sen. Cornyn and I, and the members of Congress both Republicans and Democrats will stand united as Texans in support of the federal government fulfilling its statutory obligations, and stepping in to respond to this natural disaster.

Sen. Cruz sang a completely different tune in 2013 when he called federal aid for the victims of Hurricane Sandy wasteful:

Two-thirds of this spending is not remotely “emergency”; the Congressional Budget Office estimates that only 30% of the authorized funds would be spent in the next 20 months, and over a billion dollars will be spent as late as 2021.

This bill is symptomatic of a larger problem in Washington – an addiction to spending money we do not have. The United States Senate should not be in the business of exploiting victims of natural disasters to fund pork projects that further expand our debt.

Cruz’s claim that the Sandy relief bill was wasteful was debunked by PolitiFact, “A big portion of the $17 billion in “immediate” assistance, more than $5 billion, went to replenish FEMA’s disaster relief fund, which may fund relief from future disasters.” PolitiFact also disagrees with some of the math Cruz repeated, “On Jan. 28, it passed H.R. 152, a separate $50.5 billion package. Of that $50.5 billion, $17 billion went toward immediate Sandy aid, while $33.5 billion was for “near- and long-term assistance and mitigation,” according to a Congressional Quarterly analysis.”

The great irony of the whole Sandy bill fiasco was that the pork came from Republicans like Cruz, who demanded to be paid off to support disaster relief. According to Forbes, “However, as it turns out, the pork portions of the Senate bill were not earmarked to benefit Democratic members of the upper chamber of Congress… The answer can be found in a quick review of the states that are set to benefit from the Senate’s extra-special benevolence—states including Alabama, Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana.”

That would be the same group of Texas Republicans who are now demanding federal disaster relief be immediately sent to their state. Hypocrisy and Ted Cruz are longtime companions, but the larger hypocrisy is bound to come from Republicans who will likely speed a disaster relief bill for Texas and Oklahoma through Congress.

Ted Cruz’s position is clear. Disaster relief is only vital when it is for his state. Red state need is the only real need that counts. Sen. Cruz is demanding disaster relief for Texas. If there were any justice, he would be forced to wait just like he made the people impacted by Hurricane Sandy suffer, but since Democrats have compassion for all Americans in need, Texas will be given a luxury that wasn’t offered to the victims of Sandy.

134 Replies to “Ted Cruz Demands Federal Money For Texas Floods After Blocking Hurricane Sandy Relief”

  1. If it was me, I’d say ‘No. You said that spending money for disaster relief was wasteful.’

    But, since I’m not in charge, we should at least give the people in Texas and Oklahoma some help.

  2. The only way these Red states are going to learn that the type of policies that they back have consequences is through hard love. Give Texas nothing, let them experience smaller government by standing on their own two feet and puling up their own boot straps for a change. You know the way they always have said these type of things about the poor. Time for Texas to stand by their stated policies.

  3. Hey call out the militias and the Texass home guard. You can knock 2 birds at the same time. Make sure no gubbiment agents are come down with their regulations and keep and Eye out for JADE HELM

  4. Notice….not ONE Liberal has said God is punishing TX. But think, if teddy was Prez there would be no FEMA for any state. Just as He hates the ACA so, He didn’t hesitate to sign the Family up when wifey lost Her insurance from work.

  5. I live in Oklahoma and our reps said fuk the northeast after sandy. Guess what fuk them and since they are so self sufficient strap on those boot straps

  6. TEXAS IS A MOOCHER STATE and this BLUE Californian is SICK of paying for them.

    The citizens of Texas certainly pay into the federal government, but multiple studies have found that they get even more in return. Over a 25 year period, Texans have, on average, received more in federal money than they have paid into the system. In 2009, for example, the people of Texas paid $163 billion in federal taxes, and in return they received $224 billion from the federal government in the form block grants, Medicare and Medicaid aid, and retirement and disability assistance. In other words, the state of Texas made a $61 billion profit off the federal government in 2009. If they really did secede, the state of Texas would either have to stop giving their elderly citizens health care, or raise taxes to make up for the billions they would lose in federal citizens.

  7. This HYPOCRITE voted NO for aid to the northeast states for their storm disaster relief. HOW DARE YOU, TEA BAG A$$HOLE

    I’m sick and tired of the many uneducated Texans saying they pay MORE than any other state

    Texas can no longer complain that it gives more than it gets from federal government.
    With an exploding population of younger, more urban and increasingly poor residents — and a state government making cuts to its already minimal spending — more Texans will rely on the federal government for basic services in the years to come.

  8. Well, here we go: First, Cruz is not, and never did, “demand” anything concerning flood relief. Unless you can quote him saying that word, you are putting words in his mouth that he did not say. The word is used in the deadline and four times in the article attributed to Cruz. Yet, he never said it.
    Second, it reads to me that (at that time) Cruz did not like the Sandy bill because there was a lot of “other stuff” in there that wasn’t going directly to the victims of the storm. I don’t blame him.

  9. “Hurricane Sandy inflicted devastating damage on the East Coast, and Congress appropriately responded with hurricane relief,” Cruz said in a statement earlier this year. “Unfortunately, cynical politicians in Washington could not resist loading up this relief bill with billions in new spending utterly unrelated to Sandy.”

    “This bill is symptomatic of a larger problem in Washington – an addiction to spending money we do not have. The United States Senate should not be in the business of exploiting victims of natural disasters to fund pork projects that further expand our debt.”
    Looks like he scrubbed it from his website following the Fertilizer plant explosion

    After Calling Sandy Aid Wasteful, Ted Cruz Asks For All Available Resources for Texas
    Furthermore, Rick Ungar, writing at Forbes, pointed out that the “pork” came from having to bribe red state Republicans — including Texas — in order to get the package passed over their filibuster, “However, as it turns out, the pork portions of the Senate bill were not earmarked to benefit Democratic members of the upper chamber of Congress…

    Pork Holding Up Senate Sandy Relief Bill Funneled Into The Troughs Of GOP Deficit Hawks? You Betcha.

  10. you really don’t have a clue do you

    I’m tired of my California BLUE state tax $$$ to the MOOCHER state of Texas

  11. Its an old link but since the republicans want to drown the government its worth remembering

    As FEMA funds run out, senators from states with most disasters oppose funding bill

    Lookie hear. I did not now that
    The top two states, Texas and Oklahoma, combined for more than a quarter of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s declared disasters since Jan. 1, 2009. Still, the four Republicans from those states most frequently aided by FEMA opposed legislation to increase the fund without offsets

  12. Robert, “Other stuff”?Did you read the PolitFact analysis that debunked Cruz’s other stuff? He voted NO on the relief package for Sandy. Period.

    The only reason he has “requested” federal aid is to head off the no votes in congress from the Northeast congressional delegation that just might want a little get evens.

    But hey, now the military can practice their guvmit takeover with impunity. They’re just helping out those poor Texans, right?

  13. Why don’t you report that much of the aid going to Hurricane Sandy has to this day not reached many of the homeowners who needed it? Too much irrelevant mother-may-I red tape. I doubt Sen. Cruz opposed aid on the basis you picture it. He probably opposed it because of politicians who would rather beat their chest than help the hurting. I support aid to Texas like I supported aid to New Jersey and New York. Bureaucrats need to get out of the way and cut checks to disaster victims on the spot.

  14. John Taylor: Right. Cruz voted against the relief bill. He voted against it because of the pork attached to it. You’re saying it was Republican pork, right? If so, that means Cruz voted his convictions regardless of what party was responsible. I can support that.

  15. Paging fat bastard
    Sandy Aid in N.J. Becomes Another Christie Albatross
    Kasimos, a real-estate agent, said he was never politically active before Sandy. People are running out of patience, he said.

    “I used to love Chris Christie, but I think he let us down,” he said. “Everybody wants to blame the other guy but at the end of the day the governor is ultimately responsible.”

    You Reich wingers with your nonsense makes this to easy

  16. dj: I agree with all of the Cruz quote. All of it. There is a phrase going about politics right now that is attributed to liberal politics. I don’t have the quote, but it is something along the lines of: Always take advantage of a disaster. It’s awful for politicians to play with disaster victim’s lives by porking up a relief bill. A pox on both their houses.

  17. You pull that quote from a republicans ass after the Amtrak disaster. But riddle me this, after all that grandstanding why did the entire Texass delegation signed off on the aid after they got paid? Did they have a come to baby jesus moment or are they a bunch of hypocrites?

  18. From what this writer put, it makes him look like a jerk. But in looking at the part of the quote the writer “forgot to include.” He explained his reasons of not supporting this bill. The majority of the Sandy bill he said would be used to cover spending on Smithsonian repairs and other pet projects in DC.
    I think either or, we need to limit the government’s control.

  19. Really? What a joke, the lone star state asking the US Government, our tax dollars, as relief. NO, NO, NO. Texas hates takers of tax dollars and the government. The oil companies, big game hunters will provide for your state! Not us.

  20. Here is the hard part. Cruz is a total dick. He can go fuck himself. BUT, should the people suffer because he is a douche? They need help. They are still Americans. It pains me but they need it, they get it. I don’t think we should stoop to their level.

  21. Since Texas had been completely taken over by Republicans, it’s been on a downward spiral for that once great State.

    That nearly happened to our State, AndyCA, when idolization of a mega-movie star together with dirty politics and pro-Republican “new” outlets in our State gave us Schwarzenegger.

    Our State was falling like a brick in water. We decided ENOUGH! and booted out the Republicans from governor to State Senate and State Assembly – and we’re happier, healthier, and wealthier for it.

    California should be held as an example to show the difference between Republican governance and Democratic governance.

  22. But that wasn’t true and if you took the time out to research you would know the emperor has no clothes.

  23. Cruz is America’s kidney stone: irritating, painful, utterly useless, and soon to pass from the body (politic). Get a bucket and clean up the mess yourself, Teddy boy.

  24. Texans need a painful lesson from the School of HardKnocks. Maybe they’ll finally vote in their best interest and get rid of RW-fanatics for Senator. They also need to stop biting the hand that feeds them and theirs.

    I have no sympathy for the people of Texas. If you make your bed with thorns, don’t go crying when you lie down in pain.

    California quickly saw the folly of our choice to vote Schwarzenegger for Governor. We made our bed with thorns. Now we decided to make it with roses, and look how well California is doing because of it.

  25. Here’s that quote: “Never let a good disaster go to waste ”

    My source says Winston Churchill said it first. In current times, it is attributed to Rahm Emanuel. Well before the Amtrak mess, and Rahm is not a Republican.

  26. Oklahoma’s Republican Governor, Mary Fallin, when in the US congress, voted against every funding bill for disaster relief while requesting the same benefits she voted against at least once in every year of her 4 plus years as Governor.

    Republicans sure tend to be the biggest hypocrites when it comes to collecting and spending federal funds that we all pay into.

  27. I wonder if Texas is now ready to accept relief help from the United States military which they worried about being “invaders” before the big storm? Wouldn’t this be a perfect time for the tea bag Texas secessionists to try to get by on their own “Nation” of Texas resources? Surely they won’t be hypocrites and seek help from every Federal program and agency that they can beg for help. That wouldn’t be a very proud moment for the independence seeking “Nation” of Texas.

  28. all these republicans who govern their states have no money to help the poor/needy, vets, homeless, healthcare are against anything to help anyone or any state in need but they are the first to beg for money. they are worse than the people on welfare.

  29. Can you please post a link to the time he made that quote so we can put into context? I know there is no contest with you people but help me out any how

  30. Bill Nye is not and was not ever a scientist. He worked at Boeing as an engineer by day and was a comedy writer and stand up comic at night. Started a kiddie show out of Seattle in the 90’s.
    Did you mention that Nye mangled the Constitution by saying if you are a climate denier you are a traitor ’cause the Constitution said so?
    Dj, this is not your best work.

  31. Cognitive Dissonance, thy name is Republican.

    I just find it amazing that he can demand any kind of Federal Relief with a Straight Face.

    Tez CRUD.

  32. Uh, Ted, why so worried? Don’t you remember? The Feds are going to seize Texas, you know, Jade Helm, all that. It will be Federal property and they will take care of it. No need to worry. Go get your buddy, Inhofe, pour a bucket of water over his head. That can be your global warming demonstration.

  33. WTH !!!! he’s as bad as Perry and Abbott. First they don’t want any feds poking around in Texas’ business, BUT, when up against the wall they go crying to Uncle Sam ….

  34. Put your Texans to work rebuilding and cleaning up. Self-sufficiency, job creation! Just consider it practice for when Texas secedes from the Union!

    This guy is a total idiot.

  35. But we had rains we have not seen in decades. More on the way. Deny it all you want. Ridicule all you want. The science doesn’t change.

  36. The science OF WHAT doesn’t change. That doesn’t even make sense. I’ve gotta back off here because we’ve gone from Ted Cruz to global warming theory and the Cryptkeeper who runs this site does NOT like to get off topic.

  37. I looked up “SCARIEST ANIMALS on Earth” on Wikipedia and it showed a photo of the 2008 REPUBLICAN PARTY CONVENTION! I personally thought that was in VERY bad taste for Wikipedia to do! because 99.9 % of those RIGHTIES had that unsightly but customary BOZO BALD spot on top of their dooms! EVEN the republican women had that huge BALD spot! maybe that’s why republicans are so insecure and ANGRY!!! try ROGAINE guys! speaking of SCARY REPUBLICANS, @robert, Bill Nye is “THE MAN” and YOU? oh, just some old FART hanging out with other peoples lawn jockeys after midnight!

  38. As certain posters to this thread demonstrate scum politicians like Cruz and Abbott get elected because there are idiots who vote for them. And Texas has more than its share of idiots.

  39. I saw this coming. Texas shouldn’t receive a penny of taxpayer money! Let them use their hands and shovels. Pull themselves up by their bootstraps!

  40. Lift up the spirits. Surely Mr. Cruz; that would be what a leader would demonstrate or do, and lift up the spirits of the people. I only heard him over my shoulder, but he sure did not ‘inspire’ me!
    All the validity of the title misses the true failure of Senator Cruz.

  41. Which Ted?

    I think both of them should move back to their respective countries:

    Cruz to Canada –

    Nugent to Texas…

  42. What pisses me off about politicians like Cruz is the way they undermine the very government they run, and that supports their lifestyle, and the way they have convinced millions that they don’t need the federal government. I’d like to ask them a question:”If, in your opinion the federal government isn’t worth a d*mn, why are you in Congress, and why are you running for POTUS? It makes no sense to me for them to constantly bash the government and want to occupy high-level positions in it. Most people tend to eschew the things they say they don’t lie, but not these guys. Their willingness to be a part of the federal government belies the many lies they tell about it. Bashing the federal government and saying you want to destroy it on the one hand, and on the other hand, asking for assistance in a time of need is the height of hypocrisy.

  43. Dustin, I still say NO to TEXASSSS! Those are the people that keep electing these MORONIC NITWITTS to Congress so they can FU*K UP our political system. Also they all once said that Hurricane Katrina was “God’s way of punishing Louisiana for all their sins and evil doings. Wonder what Sins and Evil Doings God is after Texas for??!! Maybe for being STUPID and electing STUPID PEOPLE to Congress!!!

  44. I’m confused here I thought Texas wants to succeed from the Union but its ok to get the money.. and how much of this money will end up in some cronies pocket? I would get a bucket list of where this money being spent…#crooks and #greedythieves are in the midst here..[WINK]

  45. Politicians ARE cutting checks–to Republican politicians.

    I say: Make Cruz apologize AND pay back his pork-barrel money he was able to scam for allowing Sandy Aid. Maybe he’d like to donate it to the Texass flood relief fund…

  46. I’d say Yes — right after detailed apologies to FEMA and the victims of Hurricane Sandy — plus a detailed account of how emergency money will be spent, and the fact that every dime will be subject to Federal audit – shows up in a (personally-signed) full-page ad in local, national and New Jersey newspapers, and on all 3 major networks.

    Meanwhile, only certain kinds of aid would be quietly fast-tracked in a program that uses FEMA and community organizations – and audited within an inch of their lives so that the Feds can account for costs.

  47. Now THERE’S a thought: Offer aid distribution via a small extension of the Jade Helm exercises. Distribution points would be at closed Wal-Mart locations. [WINK]

  48. And while I’m thinking about it: Every aid package and piece of hardware that goes out should be prominently labelled:

    “Brought to you by FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency

    Your Federal Tax Dollars at Work”

  49. If you remember, or even if you just did your homework, you would know that significant areas of Washington, DC were impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

    As for republican hypocrisy, thy name is cruz.

  50. Lets see some of that “Personal Responsibility” they spew. The US govt already cleaned up the fertilizer plant explosion(wonder if we recovered any of that money from the negligent company).

  51. Purplish New Jersey is sick and tired of paying for these moochers too. Especially after blocking Sandy aid *and* demanding budget offsets.


    Some things are funny because they are predictable, but it’s a tricky kind of humor. When Leslie Nielsen turns to the bartender and asks for a Black Russian, you know with such certainty what’s about to happen that there is no room left for humor when the visual punchline arrives. Foreshadowed is funny, telegraphed is not. Predictability is a source of humor more often when there is no overt attempt to be funny. When Charlie Brown lines up for the hundredth time to kick the football he’s not trying to crack you up. It’s funny because he doesn’t know what’s going to happen but you do.
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  53. I’d say yes, with this difference. Just not so fast. People in Texas should learn that actions have repercussions. So we should take time about sending any help. Like bad children, Texas and OK need to be taught a lesson as does most of the south ( the taker states).

  54. ”If, in your opinion the federal government isn’t worth a d*mn, why are you in Congress, and why are you running for POTUS?

    Majiir…you just asked the million dollar question. I agree.

  55. 23. You are aware that Christie blew through a lot of that money paying his fat assed family for tv ads right? He held Democratic mayors hostage on the money also. I am sure you could google that, since you seem to be able to find what fits your narrative.

  56. So much for not- welfare shaming folks.

    Those who work and still qualify for welfare- do not deserve shaming.

    Corporations on Welfare on the other hand…

  57. If you had truly read it, you’d have noticed that Bill Nye has several scientific notches on his belt.

    So, just out curiosity- Define Scientist, and how exactly Bill Nye doesn’t deserve that accolade-


  58. So millions of people should suffer because one guy is an asshole? Not every Texan supports Cruz and you all are just proving yourselves to be as bad as him by wanting to deny relief to those people.

  59. Why don’t they do what they ask the POOR to do?? Go to your local church for help! Bwhahahahahahaha !!!!!!!

    Or where are the KOCHs? Not so philanthropic are they? Could help their prize tool Cruz (though we know they know Walker is easier to manipulate.)

  60. Post-bellum the south should have been left to the former slaves and the natives–the country would have been better off. And confederates deported to whatever country pissed us off the most at the time (and not our problem if they wouldn’t be let in).

  61. It would be hilarious if a Dem would stand up and start reading the exact transcript of Cruz’s speech against aid to the Sandy disaster only put in Texas wherever appropriate.

  62. Why the hell does he have to go on TV and do a CONFERENCE??? Is Congress business now done via the airwaves???? Pompous posturing to look “presidential” demanding help for something they are going to get anyway! AID!

  63. As much as I would like to agree with you… would you punish all the people who were impacted just to get back at the idiots and charlatans that are running the clown circus?

  64. I remember the good old Pat Brown legacy until St Ronny began to destroy it.

    CA governors – D-Pat Brown 59 – 67, R-Ronald Reagan 67 – 75. D-Jerry Brown 75 – 83 he couldn’t stop the implosion of Reagan, R-George Deukmejian 83-91 and R-Pete Wilson 91-99 **these 2 R’s RUINED CA’S ECONOMY** D-Gray Davis 99-03 **this D tried to FIX the R’s MESS** and congressman R-Issa bankrolled the recall of Davis so CA tried the R idea again with Schwarzenegger: during Ahnold’s tenure: CA went DEEP into debt, and recession at the same time.
    Yet what pulled us out of or deficit and recession is LIBERAL BLUE policies via Governor Jerry Brown.

  65. I rode Pat Brown’s prospierity in CA’s schools until I graduated in 1980 and then I remember voting on endless school bonds.

    The legacy of California liberal governor Pat Brown 1959 – 1967
    Pat Brown’s legacy includes
    Fair Housing act, Fair Employment Act, Master Plan for Higher Education, Highway Expansion, The California Aqueduct
    Pat Brown taxed everyone, citizens and corporations, fairly
    Due to his legacy, California public schools were the envy of the nation, then came governor Reagan in ‘67….and prop 13 in ‘79

  66. CA was under republican rule for many more years then under the democrat.

    I’m assuming you’re also a Newsome fan for governor 2018? He’s the next JFK.

    CA governors – D-Pat Brown 59 – 67, R-Ronald Reagan 67 – 75. D-Jerry Brown 75 – 83 he couldn’t stop the implosion of Reagan, R-George Deukmejian 83-91 and R-Pete Wilson 91-99 **these 2 R’s RUINED CA’S ECONOMY** D-Gray Davis 99-03 **this D tried to FIX the R’s MESS** and congressman R-Issa bankrolled the recall of Davis so CA tried the R idea again with Schwarzenegger: during Ahnold’s tenure: CA went DEEP into debt, and recession at the same time.
    Yet what pulled us out of or deficit and recession is LIBERAL BLUE policies via Governor Jerry Brown :) :)

  67. By far and large, the majority of the comments make me cringe. Not because I have anything to be ashamed of, but because those who post anti-Texas remarks formerly were considered by me to be fellow humans beings and fellow USA citizens. But this is turning into a blood letting. I think to hate/condemn the entire State of Texas because of Republicans who are the political majority is just plain stupid, ignorant and mean spirited. You are taking a significant group of intelligent Democrats and Independents, as well as a large number of those who do not support Cruz and lumping together in your destructive comments. Can you believe our Nation has come to this??? Just remember, this county is a democracy, we VOTE to put who the majority want to see in Office. So STOP your foul language and condemnation/rant of our entire state – as I said, we are ALL Americans living in the same democracy.

  68. It is time to give Sen. Cruz and the rest of the crazies in the Texas delegation a dose of their own medicine. No money for Texas unless/until it is paid for by subtracting other federal funds earmarked for Texas or funding is restored for social programs that were cut to satisfy the clowns who held up funding for Sandy victims.

  69. Hey Ted…got a few words for you!! I live on the Jersey shore between Lavalette to the south….Sea Bright, very close to me and Union Beach to the northwest of me. You gotta have “BALLS” bigger then Texas. It’s been a three year wait and still waiting for a lot of people here in Jersey. Put your interests on the list and wait your turn you little scumbag. If your staff monitors these articles, contact me…I’ll tell you what I really think of you. Butch

  70. And only if every single recipient gets a drug test, is fingerprinted and proves they either have a job or looked for a job 40 full hours in the past week.

    All drug tests at Texas’ own expense.

  71. If I was a Democratic Senator in a state in the Northeast that was affected by Sandy, I would call Cruz into my office and sit him down. Then, the conversation would go like this:

    “Senator Cruz, unlike you did for my state, I’m going to vote for disaster relief for Texas. However, my fellow Dems and I are going to add an amendment in the bill that says you have to stand up on the Senate floor and apologize to the entire country for voting now on relief after Sandy as a condition for getting the money. So, how’s that humble pie gonna taste, Senator?”

  72. I live in Oklahoma too, just moved here two years ago, and man the Laws they pass to take away people’s freedom’s in this state is astounding..I never realized that Red states just don’t like FEDERAL government in their business, State government, well they should RULE YOUR LIFE….Small government my ass..

  73. You assume correctly.

    Gavin Newsom would make an AWESOME Governor for California! He’s bold, strong, handsome, can verbalize his ideas for CA like President Obama can national policy, and is exactly what California needs. I would have preferred him over the more moderate Jerry Brown back in 2010.

    Those liberal policies under Governor Brown were because of a liberal Legislature. Gov. Brown is no liberal, AndyCA. He’s slightly to the right of President Obama.

  74. The entire state, through Cruz and Abbott, should have to apologize to the Northeast, pee in a cup, get fingerprinted, and prove current employment or show at least 40 hours worth of job search activity to be eligible for Federal aid.

    And then we should charge ’em 25% interest on everything we give them. Because a loan ain’t a handout, after all!

  75. To the Tin Foil Hat Brigade, the FEMA vehicles, equipment and staff will be seen as proof that President Obama is invading Texas, not there to help them.

  76. If you’d bother to do your homework, you’d know the pork in the Hurricane Sandy relief legislation was for the greedy a$$hole Republican congresscritters who refused to authorize relief for the victims unless they got something out of it. No bribes, no relief.

  77. Like all baggers you play with semantics
    This date in science: Hurricane Sandy hits U.S. Northeast October 29, 2012
    In 2012, Ted Cruz was elected as the 34th U.S. Senator from Texas that would have been in Nov. Sworn in on Jan 3

    Congress Approves $51 Billion in Aid for Hurricane Victims on JAN. 28, 2013

    So he was there for the debate.
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  78. OK, lemme get this straight…Texas {and other Teatard states} elect these bastids and beotches who declare up front that they wanna destroy government; who then proceed to try to do just that…blocking any programs who help We the People…then when THEIR state gets hit, they demand any of the dwindling federal resources available AFTER voting against any o’ the federal programs that provide the relief they demand…is that about right???
    Also rather amusingly, when normal disasters hit the Teahadists say it is Gods punishment for …GAYS.
    But when superstorms hit places like Texas; we should point out that perhaps God is telling them to quit being Climate Change deniers, and puppets for the Kochs???
    I concur with those who say NO AID to Red states until thier reps quit trying to destroy the Federal Government.

  79. The guy represents the people of Texas, not the people of New Jersey. He’s trying to get money for his people, not for some other rep’s constituents. Not hypocritical at all from the standpoint of who elected him and who he represents. He’s serving the people of Texas, not the people of New Jersey, nor Americans in general.

  80. Satirically speaking, I don’t suppose smacking him up side the head with a shovel would do much to improve his face, but, maybe it would knock some sense into him… nah, all you would wind up doing is ruining a perfectly good shovel.

  81. Hmmmm!!!! Isn’t it funny these Repubs never want to do the right thing and go against what the people want until it happens to them or their State?

    Idiots voted Rick Scott back in here in Floriduh and he would not expand Medicaid. Well suckers now Scott was warned a year ago he’d get no Federal money because he voted against the expansion and now Dear Mr. Scott is crying that he needs money. He’s rich take it out of your own money or got to your crooked gifters.

    Always the same. They don’t give a damn until it happens to them. To Mr. Cruz, too bad. I’d like nothing more then Texas to secede. I just feel badly for the morons in trouble now but who voted him in. SMH!!!!!

  82. That didn’t seem to be a concern to Texans when it was Hurricane Sandy…

    Why should that be a concern to the rest of us now?

  83. is there any way we can deport Teddy “Boy” Cruz and his son Justin Beiber back to Canada. I know it would probably start a war between the two nations but what the heck. John McCain and Lindsey Graham would be happy.

  84. Since Texas likes to brag about their pull-themselves-up-by-their-bootstaps mentality, I would say let them deal with their own disaster.

    However, since I am not a greedy, shortsighted, inhuman, partisan piece of garbage like Ted Cruz and other con-servatives and because I care about my fellow countrymen even though I might not agree with them politically, I’m all for Texas getting federal aid.

  85. The sins of Texas is the slaughter of the horses, Oklahoma also, they are getting hit with KARMA, now they want us to help them because it will be the tax payers because now everyones insurrance is gonna go sky high.

  86. The morons in your state elected him, so yes, they should pay for their stupidity in electing the most divisive member of Congress and the biggest extremist in the United States. He personally caused millions of MY people in New York and New Jersey to suffer and we DIDN’T vote for his dumb ass. So you who did, deserve what you get. You don’t like it? Elect someone who isn’t an A-hole.

  87. Canada just got rid of Cruz — and now you want to give him back?

    No. Nonononono; You got him, you can keep him.

  88. If you gave both Teds an enema, they would vanish in a heartbeat. So let’s get out the bag and the hose and get rid of these pinheads.

  89. Come on guys, Cruz wanted the relief to be honest and for those that needed it, not pork projects in Alaska, Florida and other non affected places. Don’t just be lemmings, look it up. There could be a bill to give troops a 10% raise but also have kill all first born children in it as well and the headline you would believe is Cruz votes against troops. SMH


  90. How can intelligent people debate the undebatable as if there is some kind of argument to be made. This guy is well below the standards needed to even qualify. I dont get it.

  91. They’re not interested in fact. I’m not a fan of Cruz and I hate to be put in a position to defend him but these click-bait articles tend to overlook the facts.

    Cruz and other members of Congress didn’t vote against disaster relief for Sandy victims; they voted against a bill which Politifact correctly evaluated as being full of pork and spending largely unrelated to Sandy. We wouldn’t want want to hold Democrats accountable for using Sandy as an excuse to open up the checkbook for all kinds other stuff, would we?


  92. Cruz you DO NOT need to concern yourself with carrying New Jersey if you are selected as the GOP candidate. Another thought: Texas wanted to exit from The UNION, which means there will be No Federal assistance. TEXAS STILL FEEL LIKE LEAVING THE UNION.

  93. So, to get back at Ted Cruz, you’d like to see millions of people suffer. Millions of people who pay federal taxes just like you. Sad, your hatred.

  94. YOu expect the Koch bros. to pay to fix the world? what about Nancy pelosi”s millions or Dirty Harry Reeds millions etc etc. The Democrats have the richest donors. I dont understand your premise.

  95. Cruz is a two-faced, lying hypocrite. He is a detriment to the State of Texas and the voters should vote him out of office at the next election.

    Same opinion of the Governor and his idiotic rant about the military taking over Texas. This guy has been either smoking too much pot or snorting meth. What a frickin loser. Vote him out of office too….!

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