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Over at the Maddow Blog we have reports from the newest Village Idiot (even by Congressional Standards) Ted Cruz (R-Secessionist Republic of Texas).

Here let’s let the idiocy speak for itself:…

In this clip, at around the 0:44 mark, Cruz notes that the Senate has “two pending nominations, John Kerry and Chuck Hagel.” Describing the nominees, Cruz added, “Both of whom are very prominently…”

After pausing for a few moments, the event’s moderator said, “Anti-us?” Cruz responded that Kerry and Hagel are “less than ardent fans of the U.S. military.”

Perhaps Ted Cruz would benefit from a reminder about the men he’s attacking. John Kerry is a decorated war hero who was awarded combat medals including the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts. Chuck Hagel is a decorated war hero who was awarded combat medals including the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, two Purple Hearts, Army Commendation Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Cruz, meanwhile, who apparently considers himself an “ardent fan of the U.S. military,” has never worn a uniform, except maybe on Halloween.

But then watch some more… Cruz goes on to solidify his claims to the title by saying that Ronald Reagan should have won the Nobel Peace Prize because he “caused the downfall of the Soviet Union and won the Cold War”.

Anyway, the sheer stupidity / ignorance of saying that two decorated War Heroes (no matter what else one may feel about either man), don’t love “us” (he did not say “the U.S.” he said “us”) are “anti-the U.S. military” is mind boggling in it’s wrongness. To say that both men only favor judicious use of the military or are anti-militarism would be far more accurate. BUT for someone who has never served in any military role to accuse two decorated war heroes, in leadership positions in the U.S. Government as being anti-U.S. military is mindblowingly dumb.

OH yeah, AND in the case of Chuck Hagel. These morons at the National Review Institute Summit should remember that not too long ago their guy Hagel was racking up scores from the American Conservative Union of over 95 on his voting record.

Oh well just another day in wingnuttia.


  1. cassandracarolina

    Ted Cruz is not one of them. He has, sadly, mastered the art of enthralling low-information voters with witless pronouncements.  When he first came on the scene here in, the word was that Ted was this brilliant guy, a great thinker and debater. If that’s even remotely true, he has gone to great lengths to suppress that side of himself.  

  2. bill d

    Means saying some really stupid stuff but Ted doesn’t seem to mind doing that one but.

    Republicans adore that guy and claim that he is a genius but all I can see is an idiot.

    btw, it was a thing of beauty watching him make a fool of himself on MTP.

    I do love the Calgary thing though because some of the freepers are busy tying themselves in knots over whether he is eligible to become president or not.


  3. wordsinthewind

    too, he just didn’t have any money. Although Sadler visited all 254 counties here it just didn’t seem to get through to people like out here who are actually afraid of Democrats. I can’t tell you how irritating to me it is for them to ignore the very real damage the Rs are doing while being laser focused on the damages they are certain Democrats will inflict on the country if the Rs don’t “stand up to them”. Lately I find myself looking for some insight so perhaps I can address these fears but I have a strong reluctance to even think about how R minds work.

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