Ted Cruz’s hypocrisy has bitten him right in his blanched buttocks…again. Just mere hours after attacking President Barack Obama for not attending the funeral of Antonin Scalia, the evangelical’s campaign quietly announced that he was too busy trying to gain more power to attend.
Yet again hours later, on the same day, amid the boiling backlash over his outrageous hypocrisy Ted Cruz announced he would indeed be attending. Surely that totally fixes his flagrant posturing and false virtue, right? Sorry, but we aren’t that stupid, Cruz.
It all started when he said:
We’ve got 11 more months of watching damage to this country from a lawless and faithless president, who is eager to travel to Cuba but unwilling even to show up at the funeral of Justice Scalia.
In South Carolina, hours after divisive, misleading statements made by Ted Cruz, the above at a campaign rally on Feb. 18, his campaign told CNN that the candidate’s campaign schedule would make it “impossible” to appear.
Impossible doesn’t mean what he thinks it means, since less than a day later it was suddenly “possible” again.
You would think that after making such a big deal out of Obama attending the viewing of Antonin Scalia’s body at the Supreme Court (we call that a Wake, around here), and not actually attending the funeral he never would have said “impossible.” Especially since he also went out of his way to capitalize on his “20-year,” personal friendship with Scalia once he realized that his insincerity was showing and changed his mind.
Then again, his behavior keeps shoving that whole Ted Cruz is a hypocrite thing into our faces. In fact, he seems to fit the very definition of the word.
Definitions are sometimes vague, and people often take license with words, this is not one of those times. According to Google, hypocrisy is “the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense.” Fits him like a glove, especially in light of his professed love of the Constitution and simultaneous pledge to block the president’s constitutional responsibility to pick a SCOTUS judge to replace Scalia.
According to the Washington Examiner, the president does not feel his attendance at Scalia’s funeral is appropriate:
What the president thinks is appropriate is respectfully paying tribute to high-profile patriotic American citizens even when you don’t agree on all the issues.” And that’s what he’s going to do by going to a service at the Supreme Court on Friday while Scalia lies in repose.
The President’s decision to attend the viewing instead, and send the vice president, Joe Biden, to the funeral is completely appropriate. Ted Cruz’s decision to attack the president for doing exactly what he, himself, would do just hours later was not, and his quick backpedaling after seeing his actions in the mirror of public opinion just makes him look even worse.
It appears that Ted Cruz now has plans to “pay tribute,”too, and capitalize on a man’s death and his “friendship” to grease the wheels for him. Ironically, his hypocrisy is now going to cost him time campaigning, at a critical time, and he still looks like a two-faced scam artist.
Featured image via Huntress’ Uncommon Sense