On Sunday, “Tailgunner” Ted Cruz scared the living f*ck out of a small child — literally. Speaking at an event in New Hampshire Cruz, as usual, spewed his vitriol at the vapid mob of baying sheep that is his conservative base, but it didn’t quite work out for him the way he wanted.
“Ted Cruz literally just scared a little girl in NH,” wrote Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam Smith on Twitter.
You see, one of his supporters brought her small child along to the event, where Cruz bounced around screaming that the proverbial sky is falling — or, in this case, that the world was burning.
“It is now or never,” Cruz said as he explained that America is being destroyed by liberals. “I don’t think we’ve reached the point of no return yet. But we’re close. We are close! And I believe if we go four or eight more years on this same path, we risk losing the greatest country in the history of the world.”
“Millions of Americans are realizing this isn’t working. The Obama economy is a disaster. Obamacare is a trainwreck,” he continued. “And the Obama-Clinton foreign policy of leading from behind, the whole world is on fire.”
Afraid, the little girl asked, “The world is on fire?”
Now, any sane person would realize that he was scaring the little girl. But, this is Ted Cruz we’re talking about, here. This is the man who was willing to do billions of dollars in damage and destabilize our economy in a hissy-fit over poor people having more affordable access to healthcare. This is a man who, along with 46 other Republicans, signed a letter to Iran threatening to sabotage negotiations and promising that the word of the United States is not good.
Instead of telling the little girl, “It’s alright. The world isn’t really on fire,” Cruz simply continued to spew his rhetoric — directing his vitriol at the frightened child.
“The world is on fire,” Cruz repeated before turning to the child and her mother. “Yes! Your world is on fire!”
Finally, Cruz realized that he had gone too far and worked to undo some of the damage. “But you know what?” he said. “Your mommy is here and everyone is here to make sure that the world you grow up in is even better.”
Yeah, Ted. That helped.
Watch Ted scare the daylights out of this poor child, below:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtKwtZI9l00?rel=0&showinfo=0&w=600&h=400]