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Senator Ted Cruz announced today that he is running for the highest office in the land, President Jesus. He made his announcement at Liberty University, the Christian university  founded by 1980’s Moral Majority leader, Jerry Falwell, who transferred to Hades University after “graduating” from existence.

Cruz has as much of a chance at winning the Presidency as Falwell does in having a snowball fight where he currently is but anyone who knows anything about Republicans knows that to them, reality is just a liberal/socialist/anti-colonial plot. In fact, in an impossible future where a President Cruz is inaugurated, his first action would likely be an Executive Order requiring that the definitions of delusion and reality be swapped.

Does Ted Cruz truly believe he could become elected President or is his Presidential run just a tactic to try to self-aggrandize and build his following to leverage more power for himself in Congress? It’s just a guess but I’d suggest mostly the latter with a liberal amount…er…conservative amount of the former mixed in.

Living in that Right Wing Conservative bubble, he probably does believe that there is a chance for him to win the Presidency but not because he is worthy of it, he probably knows deep down that he isn’t, but because to the politicians like him, our democracy is just a game that anyone could win if they’re good enough at cheating.

They’re not completely wrong about that, politics is a game and has become even more of one since the Citizens United ruling (is it now Monopoly, Risk, Trouble or Hungry, Hungry Hippos?). It is the wealthy plutocrats like the Kochs who have made it this bad with such willing help from the slimy types like Cruz who jump up and down with hands waving to get their attention, “Pick me! Pick me! I’ll be your boy!”

Cruz isn’t just a toadie though, like a number of other RW Repubs, he resides in a delusion about his exaggerated importance and becoming a political version of the Second Coming. It’s helpful to keep in mind that whether or not they truly believe in all the Fundamentalist garbage on the Right, they would love to be anointed as their Savior, worshipped and revered as the one who converted the U.S. into a Christian theocracy and made decisions as President that helped pave the way for Armageddon and The Rapture to (finally!) occur.

That’s why it was no coincidence that Cruz announced at Liberty University. For the cartoonishly self-centered, blatant adversaries of freedoms and best interests for all Americans, there is one main demographic to court…White Right Wing Christians. Like that old commercial for Life cereal, when you serve up a bowl of religious domination, prejudice and hatred to these types, what you hear is, “He likes it! Hey Mikey!”

Or in this case, “Hey Teddy!”.

Like a perverse science project, over the next year we’ll get to watch Ted Cruz power his political engine with the worst of human emotions and motivations. And like a poor science project, it will fail miserably but along the way, it will help to degrade the level of discourse for all Republican candidates for the presidency.

Is that a bad thing? Ultimately, maybe it’s not the worst for the American people. They’ll watch Republicans get their hands very filthy then prepare a meal they want Americans to swallow and a majority will be too disgusted to do so. Republicans will once again defeat themselves by pandering to the worst in the people that they first need to give them their party’s nomination.

The Republican Primary Stank ain’t one that easily washes off or can be covered up by an excess of “I Didn’t Really Mean What I Said!” cologne from Netanyahu Fragrances.

We know what we’re in for with Cruz and the Republicans in the primary. Lots of Christian supremacy rabble-rousing, coded and not so coded language to stir up racism, hatred aimed at the poor, hostility and chauvinism aimed at women, you know, all those things that Jesus would be so proud to see in those who claim to follow him.

The most dangerous thing for any society is when those who are dangerous camouflage themselves to the public as good. At least the extremism of the Ted Cruz types and the requirement on them to pander to the hateful that makes up their party’s core, prevents them from any pretense of being reasonable candidates the majority can see as acceptable.

In the General Election, they will have the Kochs and other billionaires like Sheldon Adelson spending a fortune in media buys on propaganda aimed at constructing a facade of normalcy around their candidate who had been pandering to to the worst extremists just weeks or months ago.

However, whoever that candidate turns out to be, it won’t be Ted Cruz. His popularity is so narrow and his message to that small group requires being so offensive to the majority that one would have to be wildly delusional to even imagine such a candidacy had any chance at all.

Which is why, when we talk about wild delusions, unquestionable losers and Republican Presidential candidates, Cruz should borrow a campaign slogan from a previous Republican President, “CRUZ’S THE ONE!”.

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kesmarn
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The two shining intellects of the right:

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Nirek
Member

Uggg!

Kalima
Admin

😆 😆 😆 I threw up a bit but it was worth it.

S-Man
Member
S-Man

This Cruz missile will mis-fire like a North Korean rocket, he has ZERO chance of winning in a general election.

Nirek
Member

S-Man, I have to agree. The GOP is divided and he is part of the reason for that division. One of the others will say he wasn’t born here and that will be the end of Cruz “missile”.

UncleB
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UncleB

What are the chances that the Repubs will bring up Cruz not being born in America, or his lack of legislative experience, or lack of business experience?

You know, the kinds of things they had NO PROBLEM what-so-ever critiquing Pres. Obama about; even though Pres. Obama was born in Hawaii (ie. America), Sen. Obama had about the same legislative experience as Cruz, Sen. Obama DID pass several pieces of legislature with his name attributed to it (Cruz? None… to my recollection).

The Right critiqued Pres. Obama about his religion; propagandizing doubt that he might be a Muslim. Jeez, is Cruz perhaps a Dominionist? Is this something the Right should be concerned about? *sarc*

My opinion? The Repubs response to such will be “deafening silence”..!!!

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I’m conflicted as to whether the Left should bring up these subjects like the Right continually, erroneously and obnoxiously did against Pres. Obama — JUST to point out their ignorance for doing such!!!

At the very least we should call Ted Cruz by his true/legal name — RAFAEL CRUZ.! Repubs should have no problem with that “exotic” name… like they had no problem using Pres. Obama’s middle name — Hussein — when it suited them! Right, guys! *sarc*

Nirek
Member

Uncle B, Obama did not even cost us 24 billion $$$$$ either.

UncleB
Member
UncleB

So much for their much vaunted “Fiscal Conservatism”, eh? **rolls eyes*

I never give much (any?) merit into RepubliCon comments when it comes to fiscal matters. They have no problem criticizing Dems about fiscal matters; but, look the other way when it comes to THEIR spending or their proposed fiscal policies, or their ways of “governing”!

How much money did they cost the US for their government shutdown(s)?

How much money did they cost the US for their 50+ attempts to repeal ACA?

How much money did Dubya’s Iraq debacle cost the US?

Where is the 2 TRILLION that went “missing” from the Pentagon shortly before the Iraq War?

Where are the BILLIONS sent to Iraq on pallets that went “missing” during the Dubya years?

And nary a peep from Repubs on these items… yet they have the audacity to preach about fiscal responsibility? [I grow weary of their rhetoric and hypocritical BS]

Nirek
Member

I share the weariness, sir.

GreenChica
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GreenChica

Somebody else probably said this but apparently those “Liberty” U students were required to attend this thingie, hence some of them wearing their Rand Paul t-shirts.

I read elsewhere that Maddow has suggested this is actually a kick off to his campaign for the vice presidency. If he can get enough wackos on his wacko wagon, then he might get “hitched” to a more viable candidate.

I think Cruz is a scary creepy dangerous man. There is something wrong with him — even more so than the average conservative megalomaniac.

Haruko Haruhara
Member

I think that’s totally plausible.

Rand Paul/Ted Cruz … eeek! 😯

And I agree, this guy absolutely reeks of malignant NPD.

Kalima
Admin

Hello GC, thought you might enjoy this. 🙂

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Students at Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign announcement trashed Cruz on social media

http://www.businessinsider.com/liberty-university-students-on-yik-yak-during-ted-cruzs-presidential-campaign-announcement-2015-3

Kalima
Admin

Oh well now, if his wife works for GS, we know you are in good hands and they really want to help the people. The rich people of course.

The list is hardly a combination of “movers and shakers” and a Who’s Who of success stories, is it?

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Meet the people who will help Ted Cruz try to get to the White House

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/03/23/meet-the-people-who-will-help-ted-cruz-try-to-get-to-the-white-house/

KillgoreTrout
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Haruko Haruhara
Member

Oh, too funny.

Ted Cruz is actually on Obamacare. And no, he doesn’t acknowledge the hypocrisy.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/24/politics/ted-cruz-obamacare/index.html

Beatlex
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Beatlex

Good post ad,an hour before you posted,I commented on another site,”Ted is Cruzing for a bruising” etc. LOL

Haruko Haruhara
Member

Hey, Beatlex!

funksands
Member

What makes Ted Cruz a dangerous man, if not a dangerous candidate is that I don’t think he believes a word he’s saying. It’s all 100% calculation.

Even Mittens and W had lines they simply couldn’t make themselves cross. I think Ted Cruz has no lines. He sees a limitless playing field of political expression and opportunity.

Kalima
Admin

#5. HELP!!

7 Of the Craziest Things Ted Cruz Has Ever Said

http://bluenationreview.com/craziest-things-ted-cruz-ever-said/

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Five Conspiracy Theories That Ted Cruz Actually Believes

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/03/23/3637462/five-conspiracy-theories-ted-cruz-actually-believes/

Nirek
Member

Good day Kalima, another crazy thing he just said this morning on CBS is that he “tells the truth”!

He is a nut case.

pinkpantheroz
Member

Totally
Evil
Delusional

Cringing
Republican
Undercover
Zionist!

pinkpantheroz
Member

This could actually get scary. ISIS is recruiting formerly normal-thinking Americans with their not-so-insidious propaganda to become cannon fodder while the leaders rape the territory for money. Now, fast forward to this creep and worry about him doing the same. Gullible is Gullible wherever in the world. So don’t for one second take your eyes off the ball, lest his type succeed by default.

Kalima
Admin

Hi AdLib, great piece.

So where is the piano, the silver suit and the chandelier? He reminds me of Liberace.

He’s a false prophet, and his worshipers are too far gone to see it or care.

President of the United States? I fell off the sofa laughing. 😆

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Ted Cruz’s world is on fire. How ’bout yours?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2015/03/23/ted-cruzs-world-is-on-fire-how-bout-yours/

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THE TRUTH BEHIND TED CRUZ’S LIES

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/22/the-truth-behind-ted-cruz-s-lies.html

kesmarn
Admin

Kalima and friends, I thought you all might enjoy this:

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sillylittleme
Member

His “I don’t believe in climate changes” really will set our world on fire. So, he is right that the world is on fire, he just has no intention on putting that fire out.

Kalima
Admin

That’s perfect, kes, although when I looked at the sign I had an eye twitch and thought it said, “I Am Dead” and had to agree. Yes you are Ted, from the neck up.

Haruko Haruhara
Member

May I repost this here?

Damien from “The Omen 3” and Ted Cruz.

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! 😯

[img]http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii566/harukoharuhara/Ted%20Cruz%20damien2_zpskrrdwwc0.jpg[/img]

kesmarn
Admin

Terrific, AdLib! I think we could also toss in one more game the GOP is trying unsuccessfully to play. Clue. Because Cruz hasn’t got one.

I agree, his chances of being the actual nominee are — like the weather here tonight — near zero.

If you’d like to cap off your evening with a chuckle, though, I’ll offer this. Preface: If you were Teddy’s campaign manager what would be one of the first things you’d do? You guessed right! Secure his domain name!

So what happened here? http://www.tedcruz.com/

sillylittleme
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kesmarn
Admin

Oh, that is awesome, SLM! I hadn’t seen that one yet.

Thanks for passing it on. Hilarious!