Rafael Cruz, a dangerous religious fanatic if there ever was one, says his son Ted is being persecuted because “he’s speaking the truth” like Jesus.
The elder Cruz told conservative radio host Dana Loesch this week when she asked him if it was hard to see his son the messiah campaign, that,
“It is, Dana, but at the same time, you know, if you are not making a difference, if you are not having an impact, nobody’s going to attack you. Jesus said, ‘They persecuted me, they will persecute you.’ When you are having an impact on America, those who disagree with you are going to come out lashing at you with everything they’ve got. But you know what, we get encouraged for seeing that we are making a difference, Ted is making a difference, that truth sets people free. And he’s speaking the truth and those who don’t want to hear it are going to lash out.”
Take a listen courtesy of Right Wing Watch:
Lashing out? Son, that’s not lashing out. We call that “correcting,” or “fact-checking.” If you’re offended that you get called out for lying, stop lying:
You know, like his big Obamacare job-killer lie on debate night,
Or concealing his big Wall Street loan, and throwing hypocrisy in there for good measure.
Or that lie about John Kerry and Chuck Hagel not supporting the military. Unlike Cruz, the guys are veterans.
Or his lie about his family not having health insurance.
Or his lie that President Obama released Iranian terrorists.
Or his big lie about his core positions. I don’t think Jesus lied about his core positions.
Or his lie about the continuing Republican effort to restrict access to women’s health care,
You know, that kind of honest. Andy By God Jackson the man is dishonest! There are so many lies we can’t list them all here.
What is the truth is that Ted Cruz can’t open his mouth without lying. The truth just isn’t in him. Jesus? Not by a long shot. Same goes for his father, like when he told that big whopper recently, that public education is a communist plot.
Rafael Cruz went on to say,
“It is a time of choosing, but I’ll tell you what, I am very encouraged. Because just like it happened in 1980, because of all the horrible things that we had in the Carter administration, millions and millions of constitutional conservatives, of people of faith, united to give us the Reagan revolution. And Reagan didn’t just win, he won by a landslide, because he had a vision for America of restoring America to those principles that have made America the most exceptional country on the face of the earth. Well, we have the same thing today. Barack Obama has practically destroyed this country in the past seven years, but because of that, more and more and more people are waking up.”
According to actor James Garner, who worked with Reagan in Hollywood, Reagan didn’t have anything in his head but what others put there:
“Ronald Reagan wasn’t qualified to be governor, let alone president. I was a vice president of the Screen Actors Guild when he was its president. My duties consisted of attending meetings and voting. The only thing I remember is that Ronnie never had an original thought and that we had to tell him what to say. That’s no way to run a union, let along a state or a country.”
So the vision thing is about as big a lie as anything his son says, as is the bit about Obama “destroying the country,” when in fact he saved it from the brink of destruction after the disastrous Bush presidency. If taking us back to 2008 is a vision, it’s a vision American do without.
Ted Cruz isn’t Ronald Reagan and he isn’t Jesus. As for his being persecuted for telling the truth like Jesus? The truth is, Rafael Cruz must be the Father of Lies, because that’s all Ted does: Lie.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.