Senator Ted Cruz Apparently Calls Majority Leader Mitch McConnell A Liar


Is the Senate rhetoric heating up?

On Friday, Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, took an unusual step, according to Yahoo News: He called his own party leader a “liar.” Several times.

Cruz’s message on the Senate floor was on a complicated topic: He accused Senate Majority Leader McConnell, R-Ky., of lying to him and other senators about offering an amendment on the controversial-among-conservatives Export-Import Bank, a government agency that provides financing to American companies trying to send goods abroad that might not get loans from private banks.

The authorization for the bank has already expired, and Republicans would like to make sure it’s not renewed.

However, the Senate now is now getting ready to vote Sunday on an amendment to revive the bank as part of its consideration of a long-term transportation bill currently before it.

“If the actual issue is down in the legislative weeds, Cruz’s delivery and intention could not have been more geared to the broad media spotlight,” writes Merideth Shiner of Yahoo News.

Cruz dramatically accused McConnell of breaking a promise to him and also of being beholden to special interests and no better for conservatives than his Democratic predecessor (Senator Reid).

“Today is a sad day for this institution,” Cruz said, launching what would become a 20-minute speech on the floor. “The Senate operates based on trust. Whether we are Democrats or Republicans, these 100 senators have to be able to trust that when a senator says something, he or she will do it. Even if we disagree on substance, that we don’t lie to each other.

“The majority leader looked me in the eye, and looked 54 Republicans in the eye. I cannot believe he would tell a flat-out lie. And I voted based on those assurances that he made to each and every single one of us,” he said.  “What we just saw today was an absolute demonstration that not only what he told every Republican senator but what he told the press over and over and over and over again was a simple lie.”

CNN Original: Cruz To Sign Up For Obamacare


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The right-wing Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz seemingly told CNN’s Dana Bash that he will sign up for healthcare through the ACA insurace exchanges – i.e., through “Obamacare.”

Watch the video and judge for yourself.

Cruz states he was previously on his wife’s healthcare, but she will be taking a leave of absence from her job to help the Senator on the campaign trail.

Cruz is known for wanting to “repeal every word of Obamacare.”

CNN: Ted Cruz To Join Obamacare

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Presidential candidate Ted Cruz was reportedly on his wife’s health insurance in the past.  However, his wife will take a leave of absence from her job to help Cruz on the campaign trail. Where will they get their health insurance?

Irony of ironies…Ted Cruz is known for opposing the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) health insurance law.

Cruz Claims His Music Tastes Changed On 9/11

On CBS on March 24th, Texas Senator Ted Cruz shared recently what genre of music gave him an “emotional reaction” after 9/11 and what TV show he has been keeping up with.

Cruz gets points for declaring early his intentions for running for president. However, his views may be hard to swallow for average people.

Continuing with the recent Ted Cruz “bash-fest,” OK, Fine is showing this video from Secular Talk.

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Ted Cruz On Constitutional Rights

Continuing with the recent Ted Cruz theme, Ok, Fine. will post a video of Secular Talk dissecting Cruz’s new presidential run.

This video looks at Cruz’s beliefs about the constitution.

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Cruz Makes An MSNBC Appearance


Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, made an appearance on Morning Joe to discuss his recent stop in New Hampshire. Mika Brzezinski talks to the senator about the controversial GOP letter to Iranian officials, wondering if the letter’s intention was to “get in the way of the negotiations…”

Cruz also discusses why he’s for a flat tax, and his thoughts on 2016.

Ted Cruz Tells Little Girl ‘The World’s On Fire’

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was interrupted during a speech in New Hampshire over the weekend by an unlikely heckler: a 3-year-old girl.

“The Obama economy is a disaster, Obamacare is a train wreck and the Obama-Clinton foreign policy of leading from behind — the whole world is on fire,” Cruz said.

“The world is on fire?” the girl, later identified as Julia, asked the Texas Republican, according to the Concord (N.H.) Monitor.

“The world is on fire, yes,” Cruz said, turning to the girl. “Your world is on fire.”

Richard Mack, a former Arizona sheriff who now heads the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association and religious conservative, said in a recent Blog Talk Radio interview that he believes Cruz is ineligible for the presidency. Mack is known as a prominent “birther.”

In response to a caller who argued that the Constitution bars the Canadian-born Cruz from being president, Mack said, “That is correct, I try to say that to a lot of people. Ted Cruz cannot run for president of the United States.”

Earlier this year, Cruz praised the efforts of Mack and his fellow anti-government protesters in their armed standoff against the federal government at Cliven Bundy’s ranch in Colorado.

What Is ‘Net Neutrality?’

Last week the US Federal Communications formally adopted stricter “net neutrality” rules that essentially will regulate the internet in the country like a public utility, according to Quartz.

Of course, this ruling could (and probably will) be challenged in the courts by the big broadband companies. But many internet advocates and stock investors are already shifting their focus to looming consolidation in America’s communications markets that could change the way Americans access the internet and consume video.

At least two major corporate transactions that had been in limbo while the net neutrality vote was up in the air, will now need FCC approval. So, “net neutrality” would keep the large corporations from consolidating control of the internet.

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