In the first of what will certainly be an endless series of asinine and inane remarks to the press, Ted Cruz said Sunday that a big part of what’s wrong with America is that the White House isn’t located in Texas. Cue the laugh track, please.
Cruz, talking to Dana Bash on CNN’s “State of the Union,” asserted that when he led the charge to shut down the government in 2014, he was reviled in Washington, D.C. but cheered as a hero in his home state of Texas:
“You were in Texas when I came home to the State Convention of the Texas Federation of Republican Women, and you saw the reaction of, in that case, the women back home who enthusiastically appreciated someone who was standing and fighting for them.”
Bash reminded Cruz that the White House isn’t located in Texas. To which the reincarnation of Joe McCarthy replied with a smug grin:
“And that’s part of the problem.”
Oh, Ted, you do make us laugh. But is that really the way a grown man should answer a serious question? It might win you cases in court, but it won’t get you any votes. Maybe we could have a White House in every state that wants one and then each state could feel like it is King for a Day.
Then Cruz dared to claim that despite the “attacks” on him by both Democrats and Republicans, he has never fired back in response. Oddly, his nose did not grow to Pinocchio lengths when he said:
“You have never heard me speak ill of any senator, Republican or Democrat. And I don’t intend to start. I’m not going to engage in the personal mudslinging, in the negative attacks on people’s character.”
Never is a very definitive word, Senator. You have never ever said anything bad about a fellow Senator? I find that hard to believe as much as Teddy Boy likes to paint himself as the good guy battling against the perceived evils of Congress and President Obama.
The only comforting thing I can possibly salvage out of the phenomenon that is Ted Cruz is that he has no chance of winning the Republican nomination for President. So once 2016 has come and gone, he can mosey on back to Texas and build himself a mock White House for his gigantic ego to roam through as he dreams wistfully of what might have been.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.