Without Obamacare to kick around, Ted Cruz would be that 'wacko bird' Senator who no one pays attention to, but since he's adopted the utterly insane idea of shutting down government or holding up the debt ceiling in order to de-fund it, TeaBirchers everywhere are jumping to applaud him.
With that in mind, Cruz and his pals at the Senate Conservatives Fund, made a video they want everyone to share. What's a pack of lies if you can't share them with your friends, right?
Even Politifact couldn't equivocate enough to say Cruz was telling "partial truths" as they're wont to do. No, this time he earned three Pinnochios, which is far too gentle but still better than the usual Politifact result.
Here are the lies Cruz tells:
Max Baucus and the train wreck:
Context is everything. Max Baucus did indeed use the term "train wreck" unhelpfully in a hearing with Kathleen Sibelius. But he didn't call it a train wreck. He was expressing concern that there hadn't been enough public education efforts to dispel the myths around it, and that if there wasn't a concerted effort to get correct information out there, it could be a train wreck.