Ted Cruz Is a Fan of the Stupidest Man on the Internet, Because of Course He Is
When the right wing fever swamp started circulating the absurd lie that the Colorado shooter was a “left wing tranny,” I laughed at it. This ridiculous fake story started at the website of the Stupidest Man on the Internet, Jim Hoft, as so many bizarre counter-factual right wing stories do, and I just assumed nobody could possibly give it more than a second’s thought before laughing it off.
(Synopsis: Hoft found a voter record that incorrectly listed Robert Lewis Dear as “female,” and jumped to the conclusion that this meant he “identified as a woman,” instead of assuming it was a clerical error, as it almost certainly was. And the website where Hoft found that voter record has now deleted their page, probably to avoid spreading more misinformation.)
But boy, was I wrong. Not only did right wingers eagerly seize on this crackpot story, it has now made it all the way to one of the leading Republican candidates for President of the United States, a guy who has been absolutely rabid in his incitement against Planned Parenthood and recently proudly announced the endorsement of a radical anti-choice activist who believes murdering abortion doctors is justified.
In response to comment that suspect mentioned baby parts, @TedCruz says It’s also been reported he’s a “transgendered leftist activist.”
I think I’m getting a migraine.
Rachel Maddow covered the horrifying Ted Cruz-Troy Newman-Operation Rescue connection in a recent show.