From Addicting Info

Republican candidate Ted Cruz has laid out five things he will do for his first day in office and his plans border on insanity. Let’s take a look at his “plans.”
(1) He wants to rip up the deal with Iran and put the country on path to yet another disastrous war in the Middle East. Cruz said:

“We’ve seen six and a half years of President Obama leading from behind. Weakness is provocative, and this Iranian nuclear deal is nothing short of catastrophic. This deal, on its face, will send over $100 billion to the Ayatollah Khamenei, making the Obama administration the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism…You’d better believe it. If I am elected president, on the very first day in office, I will rip to shreds this catastrophic Iranian nuclear deal.”
This fear mongering is typical of Republicans. The reality though is that because of the deal, Iran is the furthest it has ever been from attaining a nuclear weapon if it were ever trying to get such a weapon in the first place.  Almost all military strategists endorsed the plan which puts in place mechanisms that will monitor Iran’s nuclear program. The alternative to the plan would be invading another country in the Middle East and sending yet more troops to die.

(2) He wants to destroy Planned Parenthood. Cruz is staunchly anti-abortion and has accused the organization of “selling baby parts.” Cruz said:

“They were certainly caught on film, that there is no doubt that they were selling baby parts. That is unambiguous. The videos show senior Planned Parenthood officials selling the parts of unborn children, and it is a federal criminal offense. It’s a felony to sell the body parts of unborn children for profit.”

There is no evidence that Planned Parenthood sold baby parts. His accusations are incendiary and he makes a divisive issue like abortion even more divisive and dangerous as can be seen by anti-abortion terrorists who have killed innocent people at abortion clinics.

(3) He wants to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel by moving  the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Cruz said:

The next president should announce that America is moving its embassy to Jerusalem. For decades political candidates, Republicans and Democrats, have talked about doing so. Enough talk! We need a leader who will act and respect the eternal capital of Israel.”
If he did such a thing, Cruz would be breaking the law. That’s because the eastern part of Israel according to international law. It is part of Palestine. No US president has ever recognized Israeli sovereignty over the city nor have the majority of the countries in the world.

(4) He wants to repeal Obamacare. Cruz said:

“I remain fully committed to repealing every single word of Obamacare. Mark my words, following the election in 2016, the referendum that we will have in 2017. This chamber will return and we will repeal every word of Obamacare.”
If Ted Cruz hates Obamacare so much, then why is he on it? That’s right, Ted Cruz enrolled in Obamacare when his wife quit her job with Goldman Sachs. How about that irony!  Just like millions of uninsured Americans, Ted Cruz now has insurance because of Barack Obama.

(5) He wants to fight ISIS. Alright, that sounds like a good one. Cruz said:
“Washington should resolve to make border security a top priority finally, rather than an afterthought, of this plan in light of concerns about potential ISIS activities on our southern border.”
So America’s priority when it comes to ISIS is Mexico? Moreover, the only reason ISIS exists in the first place is because the Republicans, led by George Bush and Cruz’s buddy John McCain, destroyed Iraq and its leadership which created a power vacuum that allowed groups like ISIS to flourish.
While the country pays attention to Trump and his bigotry, Cruz has slowly been creeping up the polls and he’s just as insane, if not more so.

PS:  Never forget that it was Ted Cruz (R-FL) who, with the help of the wackjob Tea Party adherents in Congress, shut down the Federal Government back in 2013 – a short two years ago -   with the cheering, wildly adulatory approval of his conservative Tea Party base.  For me, my memory of that time is seared with the image of then-Congresswomen Michelle Bachmann and some other Tea Party representative of all that is evil in Congress, berating a female Park Service park police officer from preventing folks from entering The Vietnam Memorial as if she was supposed to ignore her orders for their personal – and public relations - benefit.  As if closing our National Park System and forcing government employees to stay home is somehow the pinnacle of uber-patriotism.  And this is the man who we would want occupying the White House?  I think not.  On the other hand, if Ted does climb to the top of the list of the Crazed 13 and becomes the Republican nominee, there is not a shred of doubt in my mind that this Battle-Hungry Destroyer of Worlds will be soundly defeated even if My Little Pony or a Cabbage Patch Kid is the Democratic nominee. 

Ted Cruz cares nothing for the American people except for those who drool at his proto-fascist stances.  Absent The Donald, he is by far my hands down favorite to win the Republican nomination for President.  I am all atwitter at the prospect of Hillary Clinton doing battle with this arch-conservative Cretan who is so dedicated to his own self-promotion that he could never see, much less understand, the plight of America’s ordinary folks.  Like you and me. 


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