Why Ted Cruz Will Never Be President

2022 January 5
by bc3b

For a guy who is supposedly brilliant, Ted Cruz says and does some of the dumbest things imaginable.

Just as people were beginning to forget about the Ted Cruz – Glenn Beck presidential insanity tour of 2016 complete with Cheetos, he fled to Cancun last winter when many Texans were without heat or power.

Cruz, a Texas Republican, spoke to reporters after returning to his Houston home Thursday evening from a trip that has earned fierce criticism on social media and in his own backyard.
“I started having second thoughts almost the moment I sat down on the plane, because on the one hand, all of us who are parents have a responsibility to take care of our kids, take care of our family. That’s something Texans have been doing across the state,” said Cruz, who had said in an earlier statement that he flew to Mexico because his daughters had asked to take a trip and he was trying to be a “good dad.”
“But I also have a responsibility that I take very seriously for the state of Texas and frankly, leaving when so many Texans were hurting didn’t feel right and so I changed my return flight and flew back on the first available flight I could take,” Cruz continued.
Now that people are beginning to forget about Cruz’s escape to Cancun, he placed both feet squarely in his mouth, speaking out against the January 6 “mostly peaceful” protests and giving Democrats and the media plenty of ammunition as he termed it a “violent terrorist attack on the capitol.” That sounds like something that would come from Chuckles Schumer or Nanzi Pelosi.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) shocked many conservatives on Wednesday when he echoed the left’s overwrought January 6 messaging during a Senate Rules Committee hearing, referring to the riot as a “violent terrorist attack on the Capitol,” and offering full-throated support for the Capitol Police, some of whose actions led to the deaths of multiple unarmed Trump supporters.  Cruz thanked the police for “defending” the U.S. Capitol and said those who assaulted law enforcement officers should be prosecuted.

 

“We are approaching a solemn anniversary this week,” Cruz said. “And it is an anniversary of a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol where we saw the men and women law enforcement demonstrate incredible courage, incredible bravery, risk their lives to defend the men and women who serve in this Capitol.”

“My view is that anyone who commits an act of violence should be prosecuted,” Cruz said during Senate testimony from Capitol Police chief Wednesday. “And anyone who assaults a law enforcement officer should go to jail for a very long time. And I think that’s a principle that is true regardless of the politics of the violent criminal, whether they are right-wing, left-wing or they got no wings at all.”

(snip)

According to American Greatness reporter Julie Kelly, the Trump supporters didn’t start fighting back until the they were attacked.

Police began attacking crowds of protesters peacefully assembled outside the Capitol building around 1:15 p.m. on January 6, shortly after President Trump finished his speech at the Ellipse. Capitol Police deployed tear gas and pepper balls into the crowd while D.C. Metro police threw flashbangs and sting balls filled with rubber bullets, which prompted many of the initial confrontations between police and protesters.

“The minute you call it a ‘violent terrorist attack on the capitol,’ you lose most of your standing when complaining about the DOJ, Dems and Media because they have diff views than you how to handle a “violent terrorist attack on the capitol,” wrote political commentator Yossi Gestetner on Twitter.

“Cruz accepts the narrative that lawmakers were about to be lynched despite the fact that many hundreds calmly walked in the Capitol taking selfies and not moving rope lines. It was mostly calm where PD was not at hand,” Gestetner added in a subsequent tweet.

“The game is over, folks. Go home and get a life. You are wasting your time with the GOP,” he lamented.

Hat tip: CNN and AmericanGreatness.com

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Ted Cruz is living proof that just because a man is brilliant doesn’t mean he isn’t totally lacking in common sense.

39 Responses leave one →
  1. 2022 January 5 6:58 pm
    [1]
    bc3b permalink

    Republicans I fully trust include Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert and …err … err … err …..

    Like most Republicans, Cruz wants the establishment to love and “respect” him. It’ll never happen, but he keeps trying. Ceruz also may want the January 6 commission to bury Trump as Cruz has already discussed running for president again in 2024 and wants Trump. DeSantis would destroy Cruz.

  2. 2022 January 5 8:01 pm
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    mulletover permalink

    Cruz is pooping in his mess kit. Midterms are not the time for presidential politics inside the party. Could he not wait Trashing Trump until we grab a few survival handholds in November. We can’t afford to fall further down the cliff face.

  3. 2022 January 5 9:52 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    I like Thomas Massie from KY.
    Also Tom McClintock.
    But your point is dead on. Good Repubs are thin on the ground.

  4. 2022 January 5 10:14 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Latino vs Latinx

  5. 2022 January 5 11:01 pm
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    “Just as people were beginning to forget about the Ted Cruz – Glenn Beck presidential insanity tour of 2016 complete with Cheetos”
    ———–

    Nope, will never forget all his stunts in 2016, he was done then and nothing will ever change that with me, there is zero possibility of me voting for him for potus. Sounds like all he just did was ensure the same with even more people.

  6. 2022 January 6 1:00 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Tucker Carlson’s intro last night, including tape of Ted Cruz’s statement:

    https://politicrossing.com/january-6th-was-not-an-insurrection/

  7. 2022 January 6 5:22 am
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    bc3b permalink

    #6

    Tucker Carlson makes the point that Ted Cruz is a lawyer who carefully crafts his words and doesn’t say things by accident.

    It’s no secret that Cruz wants to run in 2024. One pundit thought Cruz had two goals: 1. Help make sure Trump doesn’t run again and 2. obtain the backing of the GOP donor class, which is far to the left in the GOP base. I think yesterday’s words will come back to haunt Cruz.

    https://thelibertydaily.com/ted-cruz-betrays-america-sides-with-democrats-over-january-6-heres-why/

  8. 2022 January 6 6:47 am
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    justrand permalink

    Cruz could have won me over if he had highlighted the TRUE significance of January 6th…it’s NATIONAL SHORTBREAD DAY

    I love shortbread!

  9. 2022 January 6 8:40 am
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    bc3b permalink

    I agree with Tucker Carlson that Cruz said what he meant to say – basically giving Nancy Pelosi a wet kiss. If you check other conservative websites, you’ll see that Cruz’s strategy was suicidal. Using the word “terrorist” was going overboard.

  10. 2022 January 6 9:31 am
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    fight on permalink

    Cruz isn’t the only TX politician to disappoint, Dan Crenshaw has made a RINO turn as has Abbott

  11. 2022 January 6 9:40 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Dems are trying to make the most of January 6:

    Kamala Harris compares it to 9-11 and Pearl Harbor:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/06/kamala-harris-january-6-9-11-pearl-harbor/

    Brandon bashes Trump; pushes election fraud bill:

    https://nypost.com/2022/01/06/biden-expected-to-call-for-election-bill-on-capitol-riot-anniversary/

  12. 2022 January 6 12:13 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    “Cruz isn’t the only TX politician to disappoint, Dan Crenshaw has made a RINO turn as has Abbott”

    Cruz appears as bloody Atilla the Hun compared to Coryn. The SOB. Coryn has not only sold the base down river but sold the river to the Chinese.

  13. 2022 January 6 12:37 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Dick Cheney welcomed with open arms by Nazi Pelosi and other Dems on House floor today:

    https://rumble.com/vs2mjf-dick-cheney-welcomed-with-open-arms-by-democrats-on-the-house-floor-jan-6th.html

  14. 2022 January 6 1:19 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Well trip completed, some observations:

    * TSA is a continuing joke. 300 people in line to board 6am flights and two lines moving slow as snot.
    * The various airlines are in slow motion free fall to oblivion as business entities.
    * PCR testing, Hawaii. Negative results, not accepted by Hawaii, have to quarantine aka self isolate. Quarantine? What quarantine? We were all over Kona, never asked for papers. Oh and the HI website does not provide what is an ‘approved test facility’.
    * If you want to relive the late ’60’s again take a trip to Kona, HI. Its like getting hit in the face with a time warp. Really laid back, unlike Oahu that I have been to many times on business.

    Thanks for keeping Hut 1369 in good working order. 🙂

  15. 2022 January 6 1:51 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Someone suggested the battle cry: “Remember the Podium!”

  16. 2022 January 6 1:59 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

  17. 2022 January 6 4:54 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Rasmussen – Americans see FBI brass as Biden’s Gestapo. Plurality see FBI as politically influenced:

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/washington-secrets/fbi-brass-seen-as-bidens-personal-gestapo-poll

  18. 2022 January 6 5:13 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I see Dick Cheney is at the Insurrection festivities to try to help take down Trump.

    Makes me wonder why republicans wouldn’t vote for Ron Paul in 2008 who would have put him on trial for war crimes instead of carrying his water and helping John McCain and brain dead Sarah Palin?

  19. 2022 January 6 5:17 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I’d still vote for Cruz if it was between him and usual bunch of them.

  20. 2022 January 6 5:45 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    “This is some what they did on just the day of Trump’s inauguration. They also caused significant damage to the Capitol on that day. Look it up.
    They continued this violent rioting all across America for the next four years.
    GTFOH with the fake outrage over the “insurrection.””
    https://mobile.twitter.com/mazemoore/status/1478871746593935360

  21. 2022 January 6 6:47 pm
    [21]
    drdog09 permalink

  22. 2022 January 6 6:51 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    By the way, — https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/dozens-killed-kazakh-police-battle-control-streets-war-zone-banks-being-looted — this is what SHTF looks like. PoPo take note. This is a country where civilians are light on the ‘right to bear arms’ equation.

  23. 2022 January 6 9:17 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    21, some change in momentum recently. Hope it takes root and expands.
    22, rock and roll!

    Geert updates us on the situation. Scary. I understand nearly everything he says.
    https://www.voiceforscienceandsolidarity.org/videos-and-interviews/second-call-to-who-please-dont-vaccinate-against-omicron

  24. 2022 January 6 9:32 pm
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    justrand permalink

    watched the Tucker Carlson interview w/ Ted Cruz tonight…Cruz was PATHETIC

  25. 2022 January 6 9:32 pm
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    mpt permalink

    Hello from somewhere out in the middle of the Carribean Sea. Despite what the busybodies at the CDC have to say, me, my wife and about 1500 Americans have been enjoying ourselves for the last week cruising on the high seas and visiting ports along the Central American coast. Yes, the masks are a pain in the ass, but it’s about the worst of it so far. In any case, don’t believe anything you hear from the media (not that I think anyone here would) about cruise lines. They are just pissed off that anyone would dare to have a good time during the “pandemic”. The cruise lines are doing a great job and the whole adventure is about as safe as visiting your local supermarket.

    Regarding: Ted Cruz is living proof that just because a man is brilliant doesn’t mean he isn’t totally lacking in common sense.

    Some of the dumbest people I’ve known have PhDs or equivalent law degrees. It’s sad to see Ted Cruz is among them.

  26. 2022 January 6 9:54 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Trump insulted Cruz’s wife, and Cruz had to support him for the nomination. I really don’t blame him for knifing Trump a bit now that he is weaker.

  27. 2022 January 6 10:12 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Donna Lasater@DLasater_99362·
    Left-Wing Terrorists Bombed The Senate In 1983.
    Bill Clinton Let Them Out Of Prison Early — At Jerry Nadler’s Request

  28. 2022 January 6 10:16 pm
    [28]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Jealous of mpt.
    Can’t wait till my wife and I can go on a cruise!

  29. 2022 January 7 3:59 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Ted Cruz goes on Tucker Carlson to defend himself. It did not go well:

    https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1479272140625092614

  30. 2022 January 7 4:48 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    From a fundraising email. Looks like the Supremes will finally turn their eyes to Covid
    Front Line Doctors:

    As you are likely aware, the medical consensus on the COVID-19 “vaccine” effectiveness is that they do not prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2. As you also may know, AFLDS recently filed a brief with the Supreme Court noting that these injections are merely a personal treatment choice, and not a public health measure at all. With over 50 other citations, AFLDS’ brief breaks new legal ground.

    We want to remind you that the SCOTUS has scheduled one hour of oral argument on the OSHA mandate tomorrow, Friday, January 7, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. EST. A second hour of oral argument on the CMS mandate for healthcare workers will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. EST.

    The arguments can be viewed LIVE here:

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?516919-1/justices-hear-case-vaccine-mandate-health-care-workers

  31. 2022 January 7 7:01 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Tim Pool, love him or hate him, he draws fire — https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/megan-fox/2022/01/07/tim-pool-swatted-live-during-broadcast-of-timcast-n1547621 — Literally, gets swatted.

    His show is now the 3rd or 4th watched program in AltMedia.

  32. 2022 January 7 7:04 am
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    justrand permalink

    An excellent article that hits it’s 4 points perfectly! The only thing the author doesn’t touch is the accelerated effort (via “vaccines”) to DE-populate the Earth to ~500 million. But that effort is REAL.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/01/the_four_horsemen_of_the_lefts_artificial_apocalypse.html

  33. 2022 January 7 7:07 am
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    justrand permalink

    Here in Borrego Springs there are “Masks are MANDATORY!” signs everywhere you go…and less 50% are wearing them. My wife is a big rule follower, and even she rarely follows the rules at more. In fact, those WEARING masks are starting to look out of place.

  34. 2022 January 7 7:17 am
    [34]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Heh.

  35. 2022 January 7 7:49 am
    [35]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Yike. I don’t have a sub so I’m only seeing the first paragraph:

    https://m.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/prime-age-mortality-up-40-percent-majority-not-covid-19_4196936.html?utm_source=ref_share&utm_campaign=copy&rs=SHRPQLGB
    Prime Age Mortality up 40 Percent, Majority of Deaths Not From COVID-19
    Mortality among young-to-middle-age Americans went through the roof last year. The majority of the increase didn’t involve COVID-19, according to official death certificate data.

  36. 2022 January 7 7:55 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Joe Rogan does long-form interviews on Spotify.
    (They sometimes get pulled and posted to other platforms. Each is 2 to three hours long but you can process them in chunks while walking or doing household chores.)

    I’ve seen 3 on the topic of Covid that were outstanding.
    Dr Robert Malone
    Dr Pierre Kory
    and perhaps best of all Dr Peter McCullough.

  37. 2022 January 7 8:04 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    The new America.
    Check the comments, should people protect family, property and neighborhood … or let crooks run loose because it’s dangerous to resist?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/awessinger2020/status/1479169997939171329
    16 second vid

  38. 2022 January 7 10:41 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Jim, 37,

    Its the 3 S’s. Shoot, shovel, shut up.

    Though JR prefers using a backhoe. 🙂

  39. 2022 January 7 1:08 pm
    [39]
    JimNorCal permalink

    The backhoe makes sense–why would anyone want blisters from using a shovel? 🙂

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