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Ted Cruz's Pants on Fire claim that health care law is nation's 'biggest job-killer' To a man, the seven candidates on the stage at the Republican debate in Des Moines, Iowa, oppose Obamacare.

Ted Cruz's Pants on Fire claim that health care law is nation's 'biggest job-killer'

When Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s Father Worked With Supplements Maker Sued by Investors. Asked about Rafael Cruz’s work for Mannatech, the Cruz campaign said that he had been a salesman and consultant for the company, but that he had never tried to sell its products in Mexico.

Ted Cruz’s Father Worked With Supplements Maker Sued by Investors

It said the allegation in the lawsuit was “not an accurate representation of what happened,” without elaborating. Rafael Cruz did not respond to written questions submitted to the campaign. Mr. Cruz’s memoir makes only brief reference to what he did after his own business, which analyzed seismic data for oil companies, dried up. “We were in dire need of income, so I began working for a company that required extensive travel,” Mr. Ted Cruz's Father Suggested His Son Is 'Anointed' to Bring About 'End Time Transfer of Wealth'

US Senator Ted Cruz speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC "The pastor [Huch] referred to Proverbs 13:22, a little while ago, which says that the wealth of the wicked is stored for the righteous.

Ted Cruz's Father Suggested His Son Is 'Anointed' to Bring About 'End Time Transfer of Wealth'

Ted Cruz an ‘Outsider’ Like Sanders? In his speech after losing the New York primary, Sen.

Ted Cruz an ‘Outsider’ Like Sanders?

Ted Cruz claimed that he and Sen. Bernie Sanders are “outsiders” who “don’t find our fuel in bundlers and special interests. But rather directly from the people.” Nobody Likes Ted Cruz- Ted Cruz, not Donald Trump, is the candidate we really should fear. The 2016 Republican primary is now essentially a two-man race.

Ted Cruz, not Donald Trump, is the candidate we really should fear

Donald Trump has tallied an astonishing 678 delegates, while Ted Cruz, the dogmatic, far-right Texas Republican, who apparently gets along with no one in his own party, has garnered 423. Even though John Kasich, former governor and the last great hope for moderates, won his home state of Ohio, his candidacy is mathematically dead in the water; his only hope is to pull some remarkable trick at a contested convention. For Cruz as well, it’s still an uphill battle. But depending on the outcomes of subsequent primaries, other Republican leaders may yet rally to his side. Obnoxiousness Is the New Charisma.

Photo IN a typical presidential campaign, the most successful candidates lay claim to leadership with their high-mindedness.

Obnoxiousness Is the New Charisma

They reach for poetry. They focus on lifting people up, not tearing them down. They beseech voters to be their biggest, best selves. Not the two front-runners in this freaky Republican primary. Ted Cruz Isn't Crazy – He's Much Worse. In no particular order, Texas senator and Republican presidential aspirant Ted Cruz has: said acts of Christian terrorism stopped centuries ago, forgetting the Ku Klux Klan and the shooting in Colorado last week; claimed he has never met an anti-abortion activist who advocates violence, despite being endorsed by one just days before; dismissed the need for Planned Parenthood because there isn't a shortage of "rubbers" in America; and made an offhand comment that Colorado mass shooter Robert Dear could be a "transgendered leftist activist.

Ted Cruz Isn't Crazy – He's Much Worse

" All this in just the last week. Cruz also has a favorite line he likes to use, which appears on the stump and in his book. "For a long time, the left has had two caricatures of conservatives: that we are either stupid or evil. The Brutalism of Ted Cruz. Photo In 1997, Michael Wayne Haley was arrested after stealing a calculator from Walmart.

The Brutalism of Ted Cruz

This was a crime that merited a maximum two-year prison term. But prosecutors incorrectly applied a habitual offender law. Neither the judge nor the defense lawyer caught the error and Haley was sentenced to 16 years. Eventually, the mistake came to light and Haley tried to fix it. Some justices were skeptical. The case reveals something interesting about Cruz’s character. Traditionally, candidates who have attracted strong evangelical support have in part emphasized the need to lend a helping hand to the economically stressed and the least fortunate among us. Ted Cruz's bigoted robocall in South Carolina. Sorry, David Brooks: In all his sadism, Ted Cruz is the true face of the Christian right.

Sometimes David Brooks writes something so completely out of touch with reality that the reader’s heart breaks at the pathos of it all, like you’re watching a baby duck with a broken wing trying to fly.

Sorry, David Brooks: In all his sadism, Ted Cruz is the true face of the Christian right

Then you remember that he’s paid handsomely by The New York Times and given one of the largest platforms in the country to spout of his ill-informed opinions, and it’s right back to be angry again. Welcome To Karmaland: Natalie Maines Of The Dixie Chicks Expertly Trolls Ted Cruz. Late last year Ted Cruz was asked a question during a debate.

Welcome To Karmaland: Natalie Maines Of The Dixie Chicks Expertly Trolls Ted Cruz

The question was about the Middle East, specifically if we should preserve dictatorships in the region or promote democracy, which dillholes like Cruz love to say they cherish as much as baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie. Here’s what Teddy Boy had to say: Ted Cruz’s Stone-Age Brain and Yours - BillMoyers.com. Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a campaign rally at the Siena Community Center on December 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) This post originally appeared at TomDispatch. After Senator Ted Cruz suggested that the United States begin carpet bombing Islamic State (IS) forces in Syria, the reaction was swift. Hillary Clinton mocked candidates who use “bluster and bigotry.” A US Air Force Boeing B-52 from the 320th Bomb Wing dropping bombs over Vietnam. When CNN’s Wolf Blitzer objected that Cruz’s proposal would lead to lots of civilian casualties, the senator retorted somewhat incoherently: “You would carpet bomb where ISIS is — not a city, but the location of the troops.

By almost any standard Cruz’s proposal was laughable and his rivals and the media called him on it. How to explain this? You might think that this is because the conflict in Yemen is off our national radar screen. Anyone but Ted Cruz. You’re evaluating candidates for an open job in your company, and you come across one who makes a big impression. He’s clearly brilliant — maybe smarter than any of the others. He’s a whirlwind of energy. And man oh man can he give a presentation. On any subject, he’s informed, inflamed, precise. But then you talk with people who’ve worked with him at various stages of his career.