I do not believe that Ted is actually stupid; far from it in fact; but he represents a constituency that literally makes a virtue of ignorance. It is no accident that he chose the national capital of institutional ignorance, Liberty University, to make his announcement. He is not an idiot, he is a profoundly cynical opportunist.
Now that the worst kept secret in politics has become official and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has officially announced his candidacy for president in 2016, we can all expect at least the next year or so to be filled with some of the most outrageous political moments we’ve ever seen.
Well, in honor of Cruz’s announcement, I thought we’d look back at 10 of the most absurd things the Texas senator has said or done since he was elected in 2012. While there are more than 10, I picked that number for the sake of all of our time. So, in no particular order, let’s get started!
10. He recently publicly pushed for the repeal of a federal law that doesn’t exist.
9. While trying to bash President Obama and Hillary Clinton, he managed to not only point out just how terrible George W. Bush’s policies were for our economy, but he essentially proved that trickle-down economics is disastrous for our economy.
8. During the net neutrality debate, Cruz was proud to show off the fact that he clearly has no idea what the term actually means.
More comedy gold at: The Top 10 Most Embarrassing Ted Cruz Moments