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12 Ridiculous Ted Cruz Quotes That Show Why the 'Proud Wacko Bird' Will Never Be President

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Senator Ted Cruz's official Twitter account informed Americans that there would be "some news you won't want to miss," which denizens of Twitter used as inspiration to create a "#TedCruzCampaignSlogans" hashtag campaign ridiculing Cruz's aspirations.


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Carrie B (306)
Monday March 23, 2015, 1:32 pm

the clock approached midnight the day before he planned to announce his presidential run, Senator Ted Cruz’s official Twitter account informed Americans that there would be “some news you won’t want to miss,” which denizens of Twitter used as inspiration to create a “#TedCruzCampaignSlogans” hashtag campaign ridiculing the senator’s presidential aspirations.

It’s not for nothing that they chose to ridicule Cruz, as he has said and done plenty in his short time in office that’s worthy of it.

1. “‘Net neutrality’ is Obamacare for the Internet”

In November of last year, after President Barack Obama announced his support for “net neutrality,” Cruz had no choice but to come out against it, tweeting “Net Neutrality’ is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government.”

2. “Instead of nominating a health professional, he nominated someone who is an anti-gun activist”

In an interview with Candy Crowley, Cruz claimed that the president’s pick for surgeon general, Vivek Murthy, wasn’t qualified because of statements he had made about the Second Amendment.

3. Obama just a “social worker” who wants to put ISIS “on expanded Medicaid”

In an appearance on Fox News’ Hannity, Cruz complained that United States military leaders were taking too many cues from the president. “It’s not our job,” he said, “to be social workers in Iraq and put them all on expanded Medicaid. It is our job to kill terrorists who have declared war on America and who have demonstrated the intention and capability to murder innocent Americans.”

4. “It is the job of a chaplain to be insensitive to atheists”

Speaking at a home schooling convention, Cruz said that “we have never seen an administration with such hostility to religious faith. Last year, there was a chaplain in the Air Force up in Alaska who wrote in a blog post the phrase ‘There are no atheists in fox holes.’ He was ordered by his supervising officer to take it down. I guess it was deemed insensitive to atheists. I kind of thought it was the job of a chaplain to be insensitive to atheists.”

5. “I didn’t threaten to shut down the government”

After leading the GOP charge to shut down the government, Cruz repeatedly claimed that he had nothing to do with the GOP shutting down the government.

6. “I will renounce any Canadian citizenship”

After speaking to Donald Trump about a possible run for the White House, Cruz admitted that he was born in Calgary, Canada. However, he told The Dallas Morning News that “I will renounce any Canadian citizenship. Nothing against Canada, but I’m an American by birth and as a US senator I believe I should be only an American.”

7. “I expect them to start quartering soldiers in people’s homes soon”

At the 2013 Values Voter Summit, Cruz said Obama was intent on violating the entire Bill of Rights. “You look at our Constitution, you look at our Bill of Rights, this is an administration that seems bound and determined to violate every single one of our Bill or Rights,” he said, adding “I don’t know that they’ve yet violated the Third Amendment, but I expect them to start quartering soldiers in people’s homes soon.”

8. “Gay marriage” leads to Christianity becoming “hate speech”

In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Cruz said that “if you look at other nations that have gone down the road towards gay marriage, that’s the next step of where it gets enforced. It gets enforced against Christian pastors who decline to perform gay marriages, who speak out and preach biblical truths on marriage, that has been defined elsewhere as hate speech, as inconsistent with the enlightened view of government.”

9. “I am a very, very proud wacko bird”

Responding to a statement by Senator John McCain that his opposition to immigration reform made him a “wacko bird,” Cruz to CBS News that “if standing for liberty and standing for the Constitution makes you a wacko bird then I am a very, very proud wacko bird.”

10. “I have never seen a Hispanic panhandler”

On Fox News Sunday in 2012, Cruz told host Chris Wallace that, “in my life, I have never once seen an Hispanic panhandler. In our community, it would be viewed as shameful to be out on the street begging.”

11. “Your world is on fire!”

At an event in New Hampshire last week, Cruz said “the Obama-Clinton foreign policy of leading from behind — the whole world is on fire.” When a little girl replied, “the world is on fire?” Cruz responded by saying, “Yes! Your world is on fire!”

12. “Green Eggs and Ham”

During his “filibuster” of the Affordable Care Act, Cruz took time out to read his daughters a bedtime story. “I don’t get to read it that often because I tell them, ‘Go pick the books you want to read and I read it to them,’” Cruz said on the Senate floor. “But since tonight, girls, you aren’t here, you don’t get to pick the book, so I get to pick Green Eggs and Ham.”

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday March 23, 2015, 1:42 pm
We have ourselves a Bush clone. . . I can see the number of websites already beginning to increase!

Roger G (148)
Monday March 23, 2015, 1:43 pm
noted, thanks

jan b (5)
Monday March 23, 2015, 1:46 pm
At first I thought Cruz was an educated -eccentric or taking the other side he didn't believe in either for the sake of a great debate on a subject like global warming.

But now I believe he is unhinged as well as the above to continue this charade for this long and he's become as dangerous as the billionaire anti-regulation, polluting, power grabbing Kochs.

shelly P (8)
Monday March 23, 2015, 1:49 pm
Ha ha

Sheila D (194)
Monday March 23, 2015, 4:13 pm
I usually don't say Never to anything since in the past those are the very things that come true...We lost Congress in 2014 because of too many saying it'll never happen, the people are too smart. Riiiiight. Thanks Carrie.

Lady Suki (446)
Monday March 23, 2015, 4:25 pm
I'd say about 70% of the population, love or hate Ted Cruz, realizes he'll never make it past the primary. But it is still fun to go to the circus anyway.

Louise D (44)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 5:15 am
I suspect some of the Fox news viewers still think that Ted Cruz was the guy who jumped on Oprah's couch saying "I love Katie Holmes" so imagine their confusion with his presidential bid. Which is why there is a need to get Dr Steel out of retirement he has so much more charisma and he knows his science unlike Ted Cruz and mad scientists are just so much cooler too.

Arild Warud (174)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 5:54 am
Do Ted Cruz have a double cticanship??? or is he an Alien???

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 6:17 am
I was wondering what Arild asked--can he run for president if he was born in another country. I thought that kept Schwarzenegger from running back in the day....

Lona G (66)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 8:50 am
And this wacko bird thought long and hard on many of these one-liners and snappy retorts and is proud of them, all of them! Yup, he's presidential material for sure, because he's thought about that long and hard too.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 8:56 am
Nobody who is a climate change denier should be elected to public office.

P A (117)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 9:29 am
I cannot understand who votes for these people - don't they know it is only encouraging them?! Words fail me when trying to describe his lack of intellect, compassion - any good point really.

Debra G (0)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 10:11 am
Yeah, crazy like a fox. His wife, a managing director at Goldman-Sachs (cozy with Wall St., anyone?), just took an unpaid leave of absence while he makes his presidential run. He knows how to throw the appropriate red meat to his far right base. Proud wacko bird = maverick, to Republicans (McCain-Palin, remember?) Don't write-off this evil Joe McCarthy clone yet.

Gene J (289)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 10:34 am
I'd love to have that one as the republican nominee in 2016 - after a summer on the campaign trail, a Democratic victory would be assured, even if we ran Bugs Bunny. And in that scenario, Cruz is Elmer Fudd. Actually in all scenario's he is.

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 2:11 pm
Help us if he does become President. I have little faith in the voters today.

Elle B (82)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 2:31 pm
“A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.” ― Molière

Lynn S (235)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 7:31 pm
Cruz is a USDA grade A Idiot . Disgusting twit that will ruin the country and the people.

@ Linda Rust --- Cruz and Schwarzenegger are completely different. Schwarzenegger was born in Austria to Austrian parents. Cruz was born in Canada (we DON'T want him back!) to an American woman and a Cuban father. He gets his American citizenship from his American mother, and until May 2014, had dual Canadian/American citizenship. However, if the article in the Huff Post is correct, Trump will contest Cruz's eligibility to be POTUS until the bitter end . . . maybe even longer.

Tammy I (88)
Wednesday March 25, 2015, 11:25 am
We get to add another idiotic statement to the list of twelve. Now that he has signed up for "Obama Care," he says he is doing so in order to obey the law. What's the matter, Cruz, not making enough money to buy your own policy? Keep that appeal barking going, mister. You are such a hypocrite.
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