If you’re looking for the perfect nugget of undiluted, unadulterated and purely perfect irony, it has just been provided by Texas Senator and 2016 GOP Presidential contender Ted Cruz.
Cruz, just one day after announcing he will indeed seek the Republican Presidential nomination, told CNN’s Dana Bash that he is about to go on Obamacare. Yes, you read that right: Teddy Boy is about to get health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which he has repeatedly said needs to be repealed. Or as he is so fond of declaring, “Each and every word of it.”
During the CNN interview, Cruz announced:
“We’ll be getting new health insurance and we’ll presumably do it through my job with the Senate, and so we’ll be on the federal exchange with millions of others on the federal exchange.”
Bash then asked the junior Senator from the Lone Star State if he would accept the government subsidy for health insurance that he is entitled to. Cruz replied that he would “follow the text of the law” and added:
“I strongly oppose the exemption that President Obama illegally put in place for members of Congress because (Senate Minority Leader) Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats didn’t want to be under the same rules as the American people. I believe we should follow the text of the law.”
You see, poor Teddy Boy will no longer have health insurance through his wife’s employer, Goldman Sachs, because she is taking an indefinite leave of absence while the Senator runs for President. Poor old Ted got backed into a corner, but guess what? Thanks to Obamacare he and his family will still have health insurance.
Cruz, however, said he didn’t see any irony at all in the situation:
“I believe we should follow the text of every law, even (a) law I disagree with. What is problematic about Obamacare is that it is killing millions of jobs in this country and has killed millions of jobs. It has forced millions of people into part time work. It has caused millions of people to lose their insurance, to lose their doctors and to face skyrocketing insurance premiums. That is unacceptable.”
Hmm. Really? Sure seems to be working for you, Senator.
And if you listen closely, you can hear two sounds in the distance: One is the sound of high-fives in the White House, and the other is the sound of hell freezing over.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.