5 Reasons Ted Cruz Is Just as Ridiculous as His Filibuster Plan

Republican Senator Ted Cruz may be from Texas, but that’s about as much as he and Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis have in common. Where she runs to the left, he runs right; where she captures the attention of progressives across the country, he stirs up the Tea Party supporters. Davis fights for women’s health; Sen. Cruz vows to defund Obamacare.

Even their approach to filibusters are completely different. Davis threatens filibusters and follows through;Sen. Cruz threatens them and falls apart. As the Washington Post reports Sen. Cruz may very well end up filibustering his own party’s House bill defunding Obamacare. Why? Because that is the only way he could keep the Senate from stripping the defunding amendment from the bill themselves.

Confused? Me too. However, tying to convince his own party to help him filibuster a bill passed by his own party is just one of the many ridiculous things the GOP senator from Texas has proposed. Here are 5 others that are just as bad:

1) Bringing guns to Congress – Sen. Cruz and fellow Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham (South Carolina) thought the best way to testify against gun laws was to bring their own to the committee meeting.”In anticipation of tomorrow’s hearing on gun control, we instructed our staff to work to ensure various unloaded firearms, under law enforcement supervision, could be brought into the hearing,” Graham and Cruz wrote to Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, according to Politico.

Federal law enforcement officials were less pleased with the idea, and in the end the senators had to leave their weapons at home.

2) Impeach Obama - When asked why no one has tried to impeach the president, Sen. Cruz responded that it’s a “good question.” There just weren’t enough votes in the Senate to impeach him as long as Democrats were in control, he argued. Even thoughhis fellow Texan Rep. Blake Farenthold said those votes were there, let’s get this straight: the Senate doesn’t do the impeachments, the House does. (Note: Cruz later told National Review Online that he didn’t mean it.)

3) Questioning Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s patriotism – Not many people would question the patriotism of a former Vietnam Vet with two purple hearts (at least, not when the person in question is a Republican), but that’s just what Sen. Cruz did during Hagel’s nomination for Secretary of Defense. During the hearing, Sen. Cruz asked for further financial information than required, claiming that, “We do not know, for example, if he received compensation for giving paid speeches at extreme or radical groups.” Sen. Cruz was then chastised by members of his own party, including Sen. John McCain.

4) End abortion in China or the United Nations gets it! – In an attempt to score points with his anti-abortion supporters, Sen. Cruz offered an amendment to a continuing resolution that would have pulled funding from the United Nation unless they made China stop enforcing the one child policy. One problem: the U.N. has no ability to tell China to do anything. “No one no one in this body supports forced abortions. No one,” argued Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J). “However, the United Nations has no authority to control the acts of any individual nation. Instead of punishing the country that maybe that is carrying out the bad policy, this amendment would go after an entity that has no control over the policy and all the while negatively impacting our national interest.” The funding that would have been pulled was meant for peace keeping missions and to help refugees. Luckily, the amendment solidly failed.

5) Preparing for the implementation of “Sharia Law” – Did you know that “Sharia law is an enormous problem”? So claims the Texas Senator, who, ironically, declared that we must avoid Islamic law based on the Quran in the same Q&A that he advocated churches be allowed to endorse candidates. Brilliant!

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Jim Ven
Jim Ven2 years ago

thanks for the article.

Don Swanz
Don Swanz5 years ago


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Again friends, if you love cookIng, but more importantly if you have little one who love to cook, this is an ABSOLUTE MUST SHOW for you and the little ones. You will not be dissapointed. Don and I CAN! :-))

Robert H.
Robert Hamm5 years ago

NO Ellen…….congresses rating is where it is becasue it is comepletely dysfunctional and can no longer come up with solutions that are workable without starving half the country. Congress has stopped preforming its function because it is at war with itself.

WE the people have decided they are no longer doing what we sent them there to do. We sent them there to find worakable solutions for the country. Not jsut for Republicans. If you think Cruz is the answe to your prayers then you are praying to the wrong entity. Cruz will do whats good for Cruz. Good luck following the pied piper.

Robert H.
Robert Hamm5 years ago

LOLOLOLOLOL No one is the least bit worried about the lunatic Cruuz, trust me. He is a noise maker and nothing else. Starving a country to death does not create prosperity. CORPORATIONS wnat health care taken off thier hands. Thats why they petitioned Obama to try chainging the system. If you dodnt like the system go bitch to the coprorpations who ddont care how much of the country they destroy. All they see is the rest of thw world doesnt offer health care and doesnt provide Pensions. At least not the parts of the world they are interested in. They want the same thing to happenn here. They would alos love for us to work for 10 bux a week if they could somehow manage that. Coffatulations on championing and idiot who afgrees with the corpprations long range plan.

Ellen Gaston
Ellen Gaston5 years ago

Thank you Ted Cruz for fulfilling your campaign promises, even if it is only symbolic in this case. Thank you for not being just another GOP borg that the establishment expects you to be. Whine all you want to, GOP. Whip up more predictable Cruz hysteria, left (threatened much?). I voted for Cruz because he is a "whacko bird." The status quo is why Congress has the approval rating of a colonoscopy. Yet everybody gets hysterical when the status quo isn't being adhered to. Go Cruz! Make the loonie lefties cry like the hypocritical babies they are while waking up the GOP's asses.

Laura Jobe
Laura Jobe5 years ago

Ted Cruz is an idiot!!!

Don Swanz
Don Swanz5 years ago


My bride and I watch just two (2) reality shows: Master Chef and Hell's Kitchen. I will not go into why we watch these two (2) shows at this time. I'll save that for another day.

In any case, we watched the first show of "Master Chef: Junior Edition" and were continuously amazed and absolutely and totally blown away by the talent and abilities exhibited by the 8 to 13 year old participants.

How about cooking calamari, molten lava cake, pasta, ravioli - to name a few of the dishes that were prepared - all from scratch and in an hour.

In any case, if you as parents, grand parents, great grand parents or aunts and uncles have any little ones who are interested in cooking; then this is not only the show for you; but an absolute must for the little ones. And, if you don't have any little ones, you should watch it any way.

You will not be disappointed.

Don and I CAN! :-))

Lea Humphrey
Lea H5 years ago

whether or not i agree with what he did, i have to admire him for standing up for what he believes in.
not many people do that. he didn't hurt anyone. he might have inconvenienced or annoyed people but, really, no harm done...

Stanley R.
Stanley R5 years ago

Ted Cruz should take a long cruise in a leaky dingy in the Sargasso Sea.

Mike Wilkinson
Mike Wilkinson5 years ago

I have no intention of drinking the republican kool aid......the ghost of jim jones lingers leading the gullible towards a brighter happier tomorrow......politix is the art of convincing the gullible that a lie is the truth.....let us prey........