Texas Senator Ted Cruz has big plans if he is elected President, and those radical ideas should be keeping us all up at night, terrified of what might happen if this man happens to reach the White House. Let’s take a look at 5 things Cruz has said he will start work on the first day he takes the reins of power:
1. He Would Try To Destroy Planned Parenthood
This is one of Cruz’s major sops to the far right of the GOP. No doubt Cruz also believes that a woman has no right to choose her own reproductive health and future, but he hits this soundbite again and again to prove his extremist credentials, telling a group of voters earlier this year:
“They were certainly caught on film, that there is no doubt that they were selling baby parts. That is unambiguous. The videos show senior Planned Parenthood officials selling the parts of unborn children, and it is a federal criminal offense. It’s a felony to sell the body parts of unborn children for profit.”
This is, we all know, a barefaced lie, and it’s one Cruz repeats everywhere.
2. He Would Repeal Obamacare
Another favorite hot button point for Cruz, has commented:
“I remain fully committed to repealing every single word of Obamacare. Mark my words, following the election in 2016, the referendum that we will have in 2017. This chamber will return and we will repeal every word of Obamacare.”
The great irony of this is that Cruz himself is on Obamacare because his wife is on leave from her job and he got his healthcare through her plan. So just put this one in the Irony and Hypocrisy column.
3. He Wants To Fight ISIS…In Mexico…WTF?!
The big threat from ISIS, Cruz has said, lies on the southern border of the United States:
“Washington should resolve to make border security a top priority finally, rather than an afterthought, of this plan in light of concerns about potential ISIS activities on our southern border.”
That kind of ignorance only serves to make your teeth hurt when you read it.
4. He Would Rip Up The Iran Nuclear Deal
Cruz loathes the Iran nuclear deal reached after years of negotiations. Cruz says this would be his action on Day One as President:
“We’ve seen six and a half years of President Obama leading from behind. Weakness is provocative, and this Iranian nuclear deal is nothing short of catastrophic. This deal, on its face, will send over $100 billion to the Ayatollah Khamenei, making the Obama administration the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism…You’d better believe it. If I am elected president, on the very first day in office, I will rip to shreds this catastrophic Iranian nuclear deal.”
Translation: Get ready, because we’re about to go to war in Iran.
5. He Would Declare Jerusalem The Capital Of Israel And Move Our Embassy From Tel Aviv
Another one that Cruz loves to crow about when seeking the votes of evangelical Christians who think the Israeli-Palestinian issue is all the fault of the Palestinians. Here’s Cruz on that matter:
“The next president should announce that America is moving its embassy to Jerusalem. For decades political candidates, Republicans and Democrats, have talked about doing so. Enough talk! We need a leader who will act and respect the eternal capital of Israel.”
Which would, of course, only serve to further exacerbate the problem of conflict in the Middle East. You think the region is a mess now? This would make matters worse.
So, Teddy Boy, you have some big ideas indeed. And all of them are a load of bilious crapola. Thanks for playing our game, and now please go back to Texas where some people actually like what you say. The rest of us are beyond tired of you.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.