Ted Cruz Blamed Obama For Economic Collapse That Occurred Before He Took Office

Today’s Republican party is like the crazy, screaming codger on street corners who rants incoherently about the apocalypse. Of course, the only difference is that crazy codger sometimes takes a day off. Stupid is as stupid does, and stupid is the new little black dress in the Republican party. Despite having degrees from both Princeton and Harvard, Teaparty Ted Cruz proudly wears the badge of ignorance like it were two dangling truck nutz–all in order to exploit the miserably uniformed Tea party ilk.

You know, the ones who think Obama is some sort of radical fabric (Obama is a half-breed Muslin) and don’t want the gov-mint getting in their medicare. Well, it seems 2016 GOP Candidate Ted Cruz just tapped into that overweening stupidity like it were a fracking shale oil. 

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You may recall a recent poll in Louisiana in which roughly a third of Republicans blamed President Obama for the sluggish Federal response to Hurricane Katrina. Allow me to reiterate that for those of you who haven’t spontaneously combusted: Louisiana republicans somehow believed that Obama was responsible for the response that happened while Bush was in office. Apparently he has the ability to go back in time to ruin ‘Merica. Anyway, Ted Cruz took that stupid and raised a little crazy when he recently blamed President Obama for the economic collapse of 2008, which occurred before he took office.

Speaking at an event hosted by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) linked the economic policies of President Obama with those of the much-maligned Jimmy Carter. “Historically, the economy has grown 3.3 percent a year since World War II,” he said. “There are only two four-year periods where growth averaged less than 1 percent: 1978 to 1982, coming out of the Jimmy Carter administration, and 2008 to 2012. Same failed economic policies.”
If you didn’t catch it, Cruz employed a nifty little bit of rhetorical spin there. What he’s actually comparing isn’t Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama. It’s Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush.
Assuming his audience had enough brain cells to make the connection (they won’t), tying President Obama to the economic collapse of 2008 is beyond idiotic given the fact that Obama took office in 2009. More to the point, Teaparty Ted blaming Obama for poor economic conditions in 2009 is equally unfair since Obama was just rescuing the country from the worst global economic crisis since the Great Depression–one in which Ted’s party made worse and worse whenever they had a chance by obstructing the black guy.
Cruz is certainly no dummy, he just wears dummy clothes. His Karl Rove-like ability to exploit the never-ending credulity and ignorance of the Republican base with artful rhetoric and skilled manipulation are all he has to go anywhere in the primaries. In the mean time let’s all just collectively LOL at his efforts.

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