|Rafael Edward Cruz|
Harvard Law School
|Religion||Southern Baptist (but he could be Fundamentalist)|
|Born||December 22, 1970|
Rafael Edward "Ted" "Fed up with Up with him" Cruz is a disillusioned, self-centered teabagger from Texas. Oh and, the Teabagger Texans put him in the Senate. This sucks for the rest of us, because well, he's a bit problematic.
"Me, Me, Me!"
He "filibustered" in order to shut down the government in place of Obamacare. Except technically, it wasn't a filibuster because the vote was scheduled for a specific time anyway.  Instead it was just a Senate floor hogging scam. At one point, Cruz gave off rhetoric about the middle class needing to be helped by Washington, not just Washington.  This is ironic considering that Obamacare helped a lot of these people while Cruz has a political agenda.
Green Eggs and Ham
He even took advantage of CPSAN to read the Bible and "Green Eggs and Ham" to his daughters as a bed-time story. He didn't seem to question the government money spent for him to do this while he attacks Democrats for the "wasteful government spending" also known as foodstamps. (CSPAN is privately owned, but Liberapedia isn't sure if Cruz knows that or not. Also, the Senate costs money to operate).
However, Cruz's choice of bedtime material is in itself extremely ironic. For one thing, Dr. Seuss was an awesome liberal. Also, if Cruz really wanted to get a message across with a book, he should have picked something different. We never tried Obamacare before, so just like Green Eggs and Ham, we should try it. Maybe we'll find out that we like it. Rick Santorum later mocked Cruz for this stunt in 2016.
It wasn't a real filibuster, but that doesn't stop Cruz from getting more donations. He even had his eyes on the White House for 2016. Ironically, his filibuster actually hurt his chances in 2016. According to Fox News, of all places, his filibuster made him look like less of a serious candidate and more like Herman Cain or Michele Bachmann, costing him the support of large Republican donors.  Texas Democratic congressman Joaquin Castro said:
- "He wanted to make a big splash and he certainly has but he's done something that I think is unusual which is that he's made Washington worse. He's made the polarization worse and it was really hard to hear Ted speak about representing twenty-six million Texans when he was giving that talk. Cause there are millions and millions of Texans who are without health care coverage and who very much disagree with his point of view. And who also are looking forward for the chance to get health care coverage.
- And I think another thing it revealed for Ted Cruz... is that he can't be President. And the reason is nobody will follow him. Even the people in his party won't follow him." 
On October 13, 2013, in the midst of the government shutdown he helped cause, Cruz joined Sarah Palin and Utah senator Mike Lee at a 1 Million Veterans march to keep war memorials open. Crazy Teabaggers showed up with "Impeach Obama" signs and tea party "Don't Tread on Me" flags.
Except they weren't exactly invited to spread their anti-Obamacare message there. 1 Million Vets posted on its website that, "The political agenda put forth by our local organizer in Washington DC was not in alignment with our message. 
Cruz got really, really mad about "barricades to keep people out of these memorials."  Which is really, really stupid because he was the one who faux filibustered to shut down the government.
Other Outrageous Things
He also boasts a record filled with crazy conservative actions. Among them:
- He wants to fight a "dangerous United Nations plan" that would ban Golf courses, grazing and paved roads. That resolution was actually passed twenty years ago. We still have paved roads. 
- He thinks that the Harvard Law School had twelve Communists on the faculty when he was there; and that Chuck Hagel got money from North Korea. 
- He demanded a resolution on Women's rights be edited to exclude "controversial" topics. Like climate change. 
- He idolized the insanely racist Jesse Helms. 
- When asked if he idolizes Joseph McCarthy , he refused to answer. 
- When you ask him a tricky question, he gives a stump speech to avoid answering it. Probably because he can't. 
- It was reported in January 2016 that He took a $1 million loan from Goldman Sachs to jump start his senate campaign. 
- Says that Marco Rubio is the Repulican Obama. 
- Says that somebody should spank Hillary Clinton. 
- It probably wouldn't be surprising that he would require all citizens, even non-Christians, to go to Church at least once a week.
- He ate one of his own boogers during a debate.
- On September 11 2017 (The sixteenth anniversary of 9/11) Cruz's twitter account liked a "Porn" tweet & the Internet went insane over it. 
- Bill Maher Endorses Bernie Sanders
- Ted Cruz's Faux Filibuster Ends After More Than 21 Hours
- The GOP’s Ted Cruz problem
- First on CNN: In TV spot, Cruz calls Rubio 'the Republican Obama'
- Cruz: Voters should 'spank' Hillary Clinton
- Ted Cruz’s Twitter Account ‘Liked’ a Porn Tweet and the Internet Had Plenty to Say
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