TED CRUZ: THE NEWEST VILLAGE IDIOT

by: volleyboy1

Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 12:56:49 PM EST



Cross Posted at The Progressive Zionist

Over at the Maddow Blog we have reports from the newest Village Idiot (even by Congressional Standards) Ted Cruz (R-Secessionist Republic of Texas).

Here let's let the idiocy speak for itself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

In this clip, at around the 0:44 mark, Cruz notes that the Senate has "two pending nominations, John Kerry and Chuck Hagel." Describing the nominees, Cruz added, "Both of whom are very prominently..."

After pausing for a few moments, the event's moderator said, "Anti-us?" Cruz responded that Kerry and Hagel are "less than ardent fans of the U.S. military."

Perhaps Ted Cruz would benefit from a reminder about the men he's attacking. John Kerry is a decorated war hero who was awarded combat medals including the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts. Chuck Hagel is a decorated war hero who was awarded combat medals including the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, two Purple Hearts, Army Commendation Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Cruz, meanwhile, who apparently considers himself an "ardent fan of the U.S. military," has never worn a uniform, except maybe on Halloween.

But then watch some more... Cruz goes on to solidify his claims to the title by saying that Ronald Reagan should have won the Nobel Peace Prize because he "caused the downfall of the Soviet Union and won the Cold War".

Anyway, the sheer stupidity / ignorance of saying that two decorated War Heroes (no matter what else one may feel about either man), don't love "us" (he did not say "the U.S." he said "us") are "anti-the U.S. military" is mind boggling in it's wrongness. To say that both men only favor judicious use of the military or are anti-militarism would be far more accurate. BUT for someone who has never served in any military role to accuse two decorated war heroes, in leadership positions in the U.S. Government as being anti-U.S. military is mindblowingly dumb.

OH yeah, AND in the case of Chuck Hagel. These morons at the National Review Institute Summit should remember that not too long ago their guy Hagel was racking up scores from the American Conservative Union of over 95 on his voting record.

Oh well just another day in wingnuttia.

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Another chickenhawk impugning the military (2.00 / 19)
chops of genuine war heroes.  It must be just another day in GOPperland.

I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

Lol, remember Dick Cheney, the supreme (2.00 / 7)
chickenhawk of all time, who said he had more important things to do that go to Vietnam?

[ Parent ]
I know many fine people from Calgary (2.00 / 15)
Ted Cruz is not one of them. He has, sadly, mastered the art of enthralling low-information voters with witless pronouncements.  When he first came on the scene here in, the word was that Ted was this brilliant guy, a great thinker and debater. If that's even remotely true, he has gone to great lengths to suppress that side of himself.  

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-- Oscar Wilde


Isn't funny how he doesn't want to elaborate much on the Calgary part (2.00 / 11)
of his background? He did a lot of side stepping during the election to paint himself as a second generation immigrant from Mexico...Not Canada.

I'm still trying to figure out how he managed to beat Dewhurst. Dewhurst was the heir apparent for that seat, but per typical Texas politics, Dewhurst is sitting in Texas and Cruz is in Washington and either way Texans are screwed.  

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"...."We make a Living by what we get...We make a Life by what we give."  


[ Parent ]
Becoming King of the Wingnut Hill (2.00 / 12)
Means saying some really stupid stuff but Ted doesn't seem to mind doing that one but.

Republicans adore that guy and claim that he is a genius but all I can see is an idiot.

btw, it was a thing of beauty watching him make a fool of himself on MTP.

I do love the Calgary thing though because some of the freepers are busy tying themselves in knots over whether he is eligible to become president or not.

:)


The Dumb Club. (2.00 / 13)
Walsh...gone
West.....gone
Palin.....gone
Cruz......pending

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


Well between Cruz and Gohmert you gotta give Texas credit (2.00 / 13)
For at something... Now sure what... but something.  

Vote for me and all of your wildest dreams will come true!

being able to send (2.00 / 7)
worst along with the best, which would be Lloyd Doggett imho, to Congress in the same session?

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

[ Parent ]
we had a great canddate (2.00 / 10)
too, he just didn't have any money. Although Sadler visited all 254 counties here it just didn't seem to get through to people like out here who are actually afraid of Democrats. I can't tell you how irritating to me it is for them to ignore the very real damage the Rs are doing while being laser focused on the damages they are certain Democrats will inflict on the country if the Rs don't "stand up to them". Lately I find myself looking for some insight so perhaps I can address these fears but I have a strong reluctance to even think about how R minds work.

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

Sadler is a great Dem. (2.00 / 7)
General Sanchez decided not to run because it was a given, then, that Dewhurst was unbeatable.

It could have been a different race altogether.


[ Parent ]
I know your pain.... (2.00 / 8)
I've pretty well decided Texas GOPer's aren't going to have an epiphany until the bottom line on the home front starts to take a beating--or when like say, the lege goes through with closing state parks due to their poor management of the sporting goods tax that was suppose to take care of our state parks.

I'm hopeful when the Tx Dems roll out the full story behind Battleground Texas, the party will feel a serious energy recharge and we'll start moving toward turning blue.

The story was leaked a few days ago and Politico picked it up... Battleground Texas

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"...."We make a Living by what we get...We make a Life by what we give."  


[ Parent ]
interesting story (2.00 / 6)
and I'm hoping some good will come out of it. People do not realize how expensive our media markets are because they cover so much territory and there are so many.

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

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Missed this until now (0.00 / 0)
Good grief, at what point do folks realize they are embarrassing themselves?

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