Ted Cruz' Greatest Hits

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  1. InTheLight

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    Cruz told a CPAC crowd, for example, that Democrats issued an ominous threat to the Catholic Church: “Change your religious beliefs or we’ll use our power in the federal government to shut down your charities and your hospitals.” Politifact naturally deemed this “both incorrect and ridiculous.”

    A quick survey of some other Cruz gems:

    Cruz said ISIS is “right now crucifying Christians in Iraq, literally nailing Christians to trees.” It wasn’t, and Cruz wasn’t able to offer any evidence.

    Cruz described a “strong bipartisan majority” in the House that voted to repeal Obamacare. Two Democrats joined the Republicans.

    He bluntly claimed that “the jurisdictions with the strictest gun control laws, almost without exception … have the highest crime rates and the highest murder rates.” This is not true.

    In recent weeks, Cruz has been using some variation of this line: “There are 110,000 agents at the IRS. We need to put a padlock on that building and take every one of those 110,000 agents and put them on our southern border.” The IRS doesn’t have 110,000 employees, let alone agents. (There are 14,000).

    This may read as an oppo-dump of misstatements from a guy who’s now running for president. But anyone who has followed Cruz’s career knows it’s the tip of the iceberg—he frequently just seems to be free-associating conservative grievances with “facts” pulled from nowhere.

    http://www.thenation.com/blog/202313/ted-cruzs-trouble-truth-his-biggest-liability
     
  2. Zaac

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    I guess this is part of the "vetting" process. One by one as the candidates announce, they will all receive this scrutiny. :laugh:
     
  3. targus

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    All of the statements made by Cruz in the OP are true.
     
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    Could be that Cruz was counting the agents in ALL 57 States/Commonwealths
     
  5. Jkdbuck76

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    The media is racist.

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