Why is Ted Cruz a waste of time? Is bringing attention to the disaster of Obamacare a waste of time? Is preserving the constitution a waste of time? Doing what the voters who elected him to do is a waste of time? What is it?
...“Why is Ted Cruz a waste of time?” - cureffort
Let me count the ways…
Because most people view Cruz as nothing more than a narcissistic idiot, as dangerous to this country as Joseph McCarthy was back in the fifties.
But don’t take my word for it…listen to some others including conservatives, Wall Street, The Chamber, etc.:
“The Wall Street Journal published a scathing editorial attacking Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for his “implausible defunding gambit’ against President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, implying the Texas firebrand may be motivated by a lust for appearing on cable television.”
Chamber of Commerce: “When a reporter noted that some business groups wish Cruz would ‘sit down and shut up, Tom Donohue, president and CEO of the powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce, replied, ‘Well, that might be one thing we could work on’.”
The Houston Chronicle realized the error of the ways when they endorsed him and later rescinded it, saying, “When we endorsed Ted Cruz in last November’s general election, we did so with many reservations and at least one specific recommendation – that he follow Hutchison’s example in his conduct as a senator. Obviously, he has not done so. Cruz has been part of the problem in specific situations where Hutchison would have been part of the solution.”
Ted Cruz: A Tale, Told by an Idiot, Full of Sound and Fury. Signifying Nothing by Robyn Pennacchia
He wasted 15 hours of time on this fauxlibuster, reading Green Eggs and Ham, quoting Ayn Rand and Toby Keith, and comparing himself to someone fighting the Nazis, or an American Revolution Hero. And he was paid, by us, to do that.
Cruz plans to run for president. He imagines he will rise to power on a tidal wave of support from the gajillions of Real Americans who believe in everything that he believes in. But as these past few elections have proved, as polls have proved, Ted Cruz Style Real Americans are not the majority of the nation. I don’t even think they’re the majority of Republicans. Most Americans actually do believe in some form of gun control. Most Americans do not believe in getting rid of all taxes. Most Americans do not believe in sharply cutting Social Security and Medicare. Most Americans do not think that ‘Sharia Law’ is a legit threat. Most Americans don’t believe that gay people are ‘evil’.”
From Conservative Blog Central
Ted Cruz Really Is an Idiot - By Brian Drake, a conservative California broadcaster
“We all have been watching the recent political soap opera with high interest. It was great to see Ted Cruz filibuster for 21 hours…Finally, there was somebody who was going to take a stand against....wait, what?
Exactly. It's nice to know that Republicans are against Obamacare. But what are they for? I'm having a hard time supporting the home team in this shutdown because I don't know what they are counter proposing. Apparently they have an alternative to the ACA.
but after the opening announcement was made, it faded very fast, and there has been no further mention of it. The Republicans aren't selling their plan. They are so busy telling us what they're against, we have no idea what they're for. In other words, they are giving no reason for even us, the hard core base, to support them.
I watched Ted Cruz on The O'Reilly Factor tonight, where Mr. O came up with very good points pretty much echoing the above, and all Cruz did was repeat the party line. I've tried getting my liberal friends (everybody needs one!) to explain why they think Cruz is an idiot (that's all they seem to say about him) and all they can do is intensify the word idiot. I think they're right. All Cruz said in response to Mr. O's remarks is that it's the Democrats fault. They aren't negotiating. Bla bla bla. He really is an idiot. In the face of terrific common-sense, Cruz dug in his heels....for what? GIVE US A REASON TO SUPPORT YOU! GIVE US SOMETHING TO WORK WITH! It's great that you're against something, but WHAT ARE YOU FOR??????
All I know for sure is that Ted Cruz likes White Castle hamburgers. He said so during his filibuster. But everybody likes White Castle....unless you're a communist.
So enjoy the shutdown, I guess. I have no idea what the plan is. I don't think even John Boehner knows. It seems the GOP is flailing in the dark…All we know is that the GOP doesn't like Obama. Or something. Does anybody have a flipping idea what we're doing here?” - end
Cruz was unceremoniously #$%$-slapped by his own Party and sent to sit in the corner with a dunce cap on…and his behavior and total disregard for American citizens deserved no less. (Although, frankly, I’d love to see him as the nominee in ’16…you think Goldwater and McGovern were blow-outs! Good luck with that.)
Finding out he and his family are mixed up with Benny Hinn was enough for me to write him off. Another "preacher?" that teaches, "Jesus means money." Plus, interesting fact, his sister works for Goldman-Sachs bank. Just like Bush and Obama.