Ted Cruz’s father may just be nuts. Well, he is definitely a religious nutjob, but his declaration way back in 2013 that his son Rafael “Ted” Cruz is one of the biblical “Anointed Kings” that will bring the United States the “spoils of war” is just plain looney.
As we all know, the GOP has spent the last eight years or so trying to convince anyone who will listen that Barack Obama is trying to lay the groundwork to declare himself King or, at least, Emperor-in-Chief. The irony in an evangelical GOP candidate running for the nomination actually being declared a King by his own religidiot father and still being considered a viable candidate in the race is obviously lost on them.
Luckily, this kind of family crazy-train talk takes any guess-work out of deciding if your candidate is a war-monger, or believes themselves to be a nearly supernaturally anointed ruler, as a search for any rebuttal to this fantastical statement by his father yielded no results. It seems that “King” Cruz doesn’t mind the crown bestowed by his Cuban refugee father, and that really is the most concerning part of this. The statements were made a long time ago, and Cruz has had plenty of time to impose sanity by rejecting them, but has not.
Watch the insanity here:[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNa5w9js48s&w=854&h=480]
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