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AdLib On March - 23 - 2015

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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!”.

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. kesmarn says:

    The two shining intellects of the right:


  2. S-Man says:

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

    • Nirek says:

      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”.

  3. UncleB says:

    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”..!!!


    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 says:

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

      • UncleB says:

        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]

  4. GreenChica says:

    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.

    • AdLib says:

      GC, I think that one of the best ways to assure a Dem win in 2016 is for Cruz to be the GOP VP pick. He’d make Sarah Palin look like Mother Theresa.

      Unfortunately, that is unlikely to happen. The GOP Elite who have a lot of influence with picking the candidate and the VP for Repubs would never support Cruz because they really dislike him. In fact, a majority of Repubs and a vast majority of Dems and Indies dislike him, he’s not going anywhere because for him, there’s nowhere to go.

      Imagine the amount of insane things Cruz will say in the campaign, no GOP candidate would want that albatross around his neck in a GE.

      I’m not among those who see Cruz as a threat to a Dem victory in 2016, I see him as one of the best GOTV tools for Dems and Indies.

    • Haruko Haruhara says:

      I think that’s totally plausible.

      Rand Paul/Ted Cruz … eeek! 😯

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

    • Kalima says:

      Hello GC, thought you might enjoy this. :)


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


  5. Kalima says:

    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?


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


    • AdLib says:

      Kalima, when the main people you can get to be your key campaign leaders are your own family, you may not be someone who can rally the support of others.

      Maybe we should call his campaign team, The Motley Cruz?

  6. Haruko Haruhara says:

    Oh, too funny.

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


  7. Beatlex says:

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

  8. funksands says:

    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.

    • AdLib says:

      Funk -- I don’t know that it makes him dangerous since it’s so apparent to all but the Moronic Minority in the Tea Party that already support him, that he is a fraud who has only one lyalty, to his own self-aggrandizement.

      I mentioned this below, he is not appealing to even a meaningful amount of Repubs, let alone Indies and Dems. He looks like a greasy scam artist to most Americans and the more he campaigns, the clearer that will be.

      Cruz may have a big public forum to spout his calculated hatreds but he’s offering tuna flavored ice cream for free and most Americans won’t take a bite of that no matter how aggressively he sells it.

    • AdLib says:

      “Twenty years from now if there is some obscure trivial pursuit question, I am confident I will be the answer.”

      He didn’t mention what the question would be but using my time machine, I found it:

      “What reviled, lying douche of a Senator lost the 2016 GOP Presidential primary so badly that he destroyed his career and is totally forgotten today?”

    • Nirek says:

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

      He is a nut case.

  9. pinkpantheroz says:



  10. pinkpantheroz says:

    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.

    • AdLib says:

      ppo -- The mindless Americans looking to blindly follow blatant frauds to hate others are already enlisted by the GOP. There’s nothing attractive about the GOP or ISIS that appeals to the majority of Americans who have a crumb of reason.

      Cruz is even disliked broadly in the GOP, his polling is in the low single digits when up against the rest of the loonies running for the GOP nom.

      He’s not a potential time bomb that could explode, he’s a dud.

  11. Kalima says:

    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. 😆


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





    • AdLib says:

      Kalima, there is a resemblance! Also to so many other people and fictional characters, Joseph McCarthy of course, Elmer Gantry and a trained chimp as I mentioned below, Jon Lovitz’ The Liar character from SNL, snake oil salesmen and of course, cockroaches.

    • kesmarn says:

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


      • sillylittleme says:

        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 says:

        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.

  12. Haruko Haruhara says:

    May I repost this here?

    Damien from “The Omen 3” and Ted Cruz.

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! 😯


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