Today’s inductee is a man whose ego is only outdone by his demagoguery. Yes I am talking about first time senator, Ted Cruz.
Commenting on the shutdown, Cruz said, “I opposed the shutdown from Day One. I think it was wrong that President Obama and Harry Reid forced the shutdown. They forced the shutdown because they wouldn’t compromise on Obamacare,”
So here we have one of the chief architects of the shutdown blaming the whole thing on President Obama and Senator Reid. Cruz and his fellow extremists hold America hostage and then blames the president for not being willing to overturn legislation passed 4 years ago.
Over the weekend, Cruz joined a protest of war veterans over the closing of the World War II Memorial. It is a common attribute of criminals to return to the scene of their crimes to enjoy firsthand the havoc they have caused. Only a pure demagogue causes a government shutdown and then protests its effects. It reminds one of Hitler setting the Reichstag on fire and then going before the cameras and blaming the communists for it.
Cruz is the champion of the politics of extortion. Elections, normal legislative process, even the will of the American people mean nothing to this man. He has brought the US to the brink of default because he dislikes one piece of legislation. He likes to speak of the millions of Americans harmed by Obamacare. That’s kind of funny because Obamacare was rolled out less than 2 weeks ago. I don’t know how you measure the effects of a program in such a short time, but then again Cruz was telling everyone how much it was hurting America even before it was implemented.
The Republicans lost the fight over Obamacare more than 4 years ago, when the law was passed. They lost when the Supreme Court upheld its constitutionality. They lost when Obama was re-elected against a candidate running on a platform to repeal Obamacare. They have tried unsuccessfully to block its implementation 40 times in votes in congress. So when they can’t get their way thru any other means, they resort to blackmail and extortion.
You can try to twist and spin the facts Mr. Senator. Demagogues always do. The truth is the shutdown is your responsibility. It is your desperate strategy for accomplishing that which you can achieve in no other way.
You Mr. Cruz have ambitions to be president. No man fit to be president would put this country thru all this trauma as part of their strategy to govern. You are not fit to be a US senator, let alone president of the United States. You are a charletan. I will vote for you once and once only. I will vote you into the Hall of Shame, a dishonor you so richly deserve.