Think Ted Cruz Is A Liar? He Is, And Here Are The Facts To Back Your Claim


Ted Cruz says some pretty outlandish things, and Ted Cruz doesn’t seem to care how dishonest those outlandish things are. Liberal blogger Allen Clifton of Forward Progressives has spent a great deal of time and done his research to give everyone the ammunition they need to prove Ted’s pants are typically on fire.

As a precursor to his research, Clifton writes:

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It’s not just that Cruz is dishonest, it’s that he almost seems completely impervious to the truth. You really can’t be as dishonest as he’s been over the last couple of years without either being a delusional pathological liar or someone who’s blatantly trying to lie to the American people.

The article is a fantastic breakdown of the forty-seven times Ted Cruz statements have been rated by Politifact, a highly trusted, non-partisan research site dedicated to accuracy, both literally and contextually.

The breakdown is as follows:

  • Politifact has found only 8 of 47 ( or 17 percent) of Ted Cruz’s statements to be deemed either “True” or “Mostly True.”
  • The lone “True” statement pertained to toilet seats.
  • Only 4 of the 7 “Mostly True” statements checked by Politifact happened since he became a senator.
  • Of those 4, three of them, while technically factual based on his wording, were contextually inaccurate.

The greatest part of this argument against Ted Cruz and his dishonesty is that the lone instance of a Ted Cruz statement being rated true is about toilet seats.

Ted’s blatant lies tend to be aimed more at the Christian right, whose ears are open to anyone who will tell them black men are evil, women need to be controlled and the poor should just get better jobs.

He also loves to lie about President Obama, particularly where the Affordable Care Act is concerned. He uses fear of out of control premium prices, which is a lie, how much the law costs taxpayers, where he doubles the actual figure, and my personal favorite, “Small businesses are going out of business in record numbers,” which doesn’t come remotely close to the truth.

The only good thing about Ted Cruz is he brings the trend of Teapublican lies to the national stage at a time when independents are watching.

Thanks, Ted.


Featured Image via Politifact

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35 Comments

  • Tish says:

    WHEN IT COMES TO LIARS…OBAMA HAS EVERYONE BEAT..HANDS DOWN..OBAMA IS A HABITUAL LIAR. OBAMAS LIES HAVE BEEN PROVEN OVER AND OVER..NOBODY LIES AS MUCH AS OBAMA…NOBODY !

    • danielistical says:

      NAME ONE ,,go ahead take you r time,,

      • Susan Fleming says:

        Don’t hold your breath. Tish is just repeating what she heard Rush Limbaugh say (she’s a ditto-head). She has no idea what it means or no facts to back up her statement. You know the drill, just throw out the hate speech and hope it sticks on a few ignorant fools. This one is clueless enough to repeat it. LOL!

        • Tish says:

          I’m not quite sure who is dumber,you or Daniel ? At this point i have to say you..Everyone of the 25 lies i produced are facts..look them up yourself..and there are many more where they came from LOL NOW BE OFF…I’M DONE EDUCATING YOU 2 MORONS

          • ResidentOfMI says:

            Why the name calling?

            Grow up.

          • MAXINE DELICATA says:

            YOU COULDN’T EDUCATE A WORM WITH THE LACK OF A WORKING BRAIN, I SUGGEST YOU LEARN HOW TO CHECK FACTS, AND STOP BEING A BRAIN DEAD SHEEP. YOU ARE A MORON.

      • Tish says:

        JUST SOME OF OBAMA’S MANY LIES
        1)Under the Romney/Ryan budget, interest rates on federal student loans would be allowed to double.
        2)For the first time since 1990, American manufacturers are creating new jobs. 3)The president’s proposed budget “will help reduce the deficit by $400 billion over the next decade to the lowest level since Dwight Eisenhower was president.

        4)Under the White House’s budget proposal, “we will not be adding more to the national debt” by the middle of the decade.

        5) My Christian faith

        6)I didn’t raise taxes once.

        7)The vast majority of the money I got was from small donors all across the country.

        8)If you like your Doctor, you can keep your Doctor

        9)We’ve excluded lobbyists from policymaking jobs…There are at least 4

        10)Health reform will “give every American the same opportunity” to buy health insurance the way members of Congress do……..One of his biggest LIES of all

        11)I have not said that I was a single-payer supporter……Oh Yes He Did.

        12)We import more oil today than ever before haha yeah right !

        13) health-care negotiations would be televised on C-SPAN

        14) This will be the most transparent admin in history…actually has the lowest amount of Freedom of Info requests granted

        15)During his January 2009 inauguration, Obama pledged to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” yet he has consistently ignored the 10th Amendment giving powers not enumerated in the Constitution to the states. Exhibit No. 1: ObamaCare.

        16)Shovel-ready jobs: When Obama was selling his $787 billion stimulus package, he consistently bragged about how shovel-ready construction jobs would be funded across the nation. Even the President later admitted that was a lie, when he told the New York Times: “There’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects

        17)Mother denied health insurance: During his campaign, Obama said that his mother died of cancer after being denied coverage for a preexisting condition. He used her image in a campaign ad, repeated the claim in debates, and used the same rhetoric as President when he tried to sell ObamaCare to the American people. Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, had health insurance through her employer and was only denied disability insurance.

        18)Allow Americans to buy their medicines from other developed countries if the drugs are safe and prices are lower outside the U.S.

        19)We will revisit the Patriot Act and overturn unconstitutional executive decisions issued during the past eight years

        20)We support constitutional protections and judicial oversight on any surveillance program involving Americans

        21)If we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home, we will end this war. You can take that to the bank.

        22)Will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days

        23)The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.

        24)I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office. This will not be easy. It will require us to make difficult decisions and face challenges we’ve long neglected. But I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay – and that means taking responsibility right now, in this administration, for getting our spending under control

        25)I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will execute the office of president of the United States faithfully, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the United States

        • danielistical says:

          That is a lot of garbge to procces in one post tell you what PICK ONE any one you want since they are all bullshitlies,,it dosent matter which one you pick and I will shove it right back up your dumb ass,,,,take your time,,,,

          • Tish says:

            hahahahahaha you sound flustered..When you can’t compete with knowledge,,pound your fist, swear and attack the one who’s providing the factual truth….haha it is funny tho !

          • danielistical says:

            PICK ONE

          • ResidentOfMI says:

            Respond to danielistical’s comment.

          • grandpamike1 says:

            Oh, honey, you are just a delusional, troll, parrot for the RW batshit crazies, but continue, you add humor to this conversation.

          • Jinmichigan says:

            There are no facts in your drivel.

        • Thom Lee says:

          You know I thank God daily for not being as ignorant, paranoid and just plain crazy as people like you. You’d better learn that you are the problem NOT the solution to what’s wrong with the Republic.

        • Jinmichigan says:

          Bullshit flows from you very easily.

        • Tom Tait says:

          You sound like a paranoid schizophrenic.

      • Tish says:

        There are hundreds of more lies told by the Sociopath Obama….but here are just a few

    • ResidentOfMI says:

      Your CAPS LOCK key is on the left side of your keyboard.

    • Real Housewife in Colorado says:

      This article isn’t about Obama. It’s about Cruz. Stick to the subject. Obama can’t run again, so debating him is a waste of time.

    • okiejoe100 says:

      So what?

    • Thom Lee says:

      Then why has he made good on so many issues that haven’t been blocked by the blockhead senate and congress? Why I spite of them has none of the dire predictions come true? Why do so many people at long last b able to see a doctor when they are sick? Why has the market gone up? Why aren’t we in yet another war? Why do you TEAHADISTS continue beating dead horses instead if doing something positive for the Republic you claim to love and finally be the patriots you say you are?

    • MAXINE DELICATA says:

      THE ONLY ONES THAT HAVE LIED MORE ARE 100% OF THE REPUBLICN TURDS.

    • D Lemon says:

      Could you type louder, please? We can’t hear your crazy ranting

  • danielistical says:

    This man is NOT running for
    president,,repete NOT,, BUT HE IS RUNNING INTERFERENCE for other republican
    candidates.He will go out into the way far outlandish claims against the
    democrats and rake in as much money from donations as he can ,,BUT WOULD NOT
    KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THE PRESIDENCY EVEN IF HE GOT IT,,,,,, CRUZ quit politics
    Comedy Central needs you

    • Thom Lee says:

      What’s scary is, many right wingers will take anything he says as gospel. Especially if it’s said on FOX.

  • Doris Brooks says:

    I love you guys. Yes, let’s stick to the subject, which is Ted Cruz. The trolls are great at taking you off subject to divert you from what they don’t want to hear.
    Every time I see Ted Cruz’ smiling monocle I am reminded of McCarthy who was a plague on this country with his snide remarks, innuendos just on the border of lying, all the while smiling. What a creep.

    • Thom Lee says:

      That’s because the trolls are demented TEAHADISTS . It’s what they do. TEAGOPERS wouldn’t know the truth if their life depended on it. If they allowed truth, they’d have to admit their whole life has been an illusion.

    • cjhutch says:

      He makes my skin crawl.

  • msdaisy says:

    I vote for delusional pathological liar!

  • bigovernmentsocialconservative says:

    This article only exposes liberal obsession with and bias for the truth, as opposed to balanced coverage of both sides.

  • Alan Trulock says:

    Interesting. Having fun browsing the ratings and trying to find one person who is truthful based upon this rating system.

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