I am not such a Polly Anna that I don’t believe that all politicians lie, embellish, flub, while campaigning for office, but I have been amazed at some of the liars on the right lately, such as …
Mama Grizzly Bore™ blaming Obama for her drunk and disorderly, assault weapon armed, girlfriend-beating son Track’s PTSD, and taking no responsibility herself — he lives in her house surrounded by weapons and booze — or perhaps rightly blaming W who created the war that created her son’s PTSD.
But let’s skip MGB™, because, while she spouts a lot, and lies a lot, I don’t really consider her a politician, but rather a Half-Term Quitter In Sparkles.
No, let’s talk Ted Cruz … Cruz takes dishonesty to new heights … or new lows. I think, when it comes to Cruz, it’s less about when he lies, but when he tells the truth … those times are fewer and therefore easier to remember and count.
I still recall seeing Cruz on Face the Nation, blatantly lying about how he shut down the government and host Bob Schieffer literally trying not to laugh. And then a year or so later, hearing Ted Cruz say that, if need be, he’d shut the government down again.
But here’s his newest lie:
“I don’t have health care right now. I had purchased an individual policy and Blue Cross Blue Shield cancelled all their individual policies in the state of Texas, effective December 31. So our health care got cancelled. We got a notice in the mail, Blue Cross Blue Shield was leaving the market. And so we’re in the process of finding another.”
Lie. Blue Cross Blue Shield did not leave the market and they continue to sell insurance plans in Texas. The “notice” Cruz claims was a cancellation notice was actually sent out months in advance alerting customers that they were ending PPOs to policy holders.
And what Ted Cruz did, and possibly what he might do if he’s ever elected to the White House, is that he did nothing; he sat around doing nothing and didn’t sign up for health insurance — under the Affordable Healthcare Act [ACA] — by December’s deadline, and his coverage lapsed … due to his own stupidity and laziness.
And so now, he’s saying that his lack of insurance is Obama’s fault.
This is Ted Cruz — a liar, and a lazy one at that, blaming his own stupidity, his own forgetfulness, on somebody else. Seriously, think of it this way: if Barack Obama is such a terrible president and Obamacare is such a horrible idea, why lie about it?
If it was all so bad, the truth would set Ted Cruz free, but he chooses the lie.