Senator Ted Cruz has apparently gone from trying to blame their government shutdown last year on Democrats to claiming the decision to do it is going to help his party win back the Senate in the midterms.
June 1, 2014

Wingnut Texas Senator Ted Cruz seems to have forgotten that there are those things called recording devices out there after listening to his remarks at this years Republican Leadership Conference, there he claimed that the government shutdown he was previously trying to pin on the Democrats is now a winning strategy to help the Republicans win back the Senate in the midterm elections.

For anyone who doesn't have selective memory loss like Cruz, here he was back in August of last year, saying that the Republicans won't be blamed for the government shutdown.

And here he is again with even the useless Bob Schieffer laughing in his face for trying to pretend that he and his party were not responsible for shutting down the government.

And here he is treating every member of the audience that came to listen to him and the rest of the clown show at this Republican Leadership Conference like a bunch of morons that he has zero respect for, because he's lying straight to their faces: Ted Cruz Has a Message for GOP ‘Graybeards’ Who Opposed Gov’t Shutdown:

When Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) led the charge to shut down the United States government over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act last fall, the general consensus, including among many of his Republican colleagues, was that the move would be a disaster for the GOP. But during a speech at the Republican Leadership Conference on Saturday, Cruz attempted to recast the shutdown as the one thing that could help his party take back the Senate in this year’s midterm elections.

“Let me tell you right now, I am convinced we are going to retake the United States Senate in 2014,” Cruz told the crowd to raucous applause. But beyond just sharing that positive outlook, Cruz wanted to delve into the reasons behind Republicans’ increased political favor. “Why are so many Democrats running terrified?” he asked.

The “most compelling reason,” according to Cruz, is Obamacare. He then turned to the fight that he led last year to stop the “abomination” that is the Affordable Care Act, which, after a troubled rollout, has helped more than 8 million Americans gain health insurance.

If you listen to Democrats and the media, which Cruz implied are the same thing, “they will tell you that fight last fall accomplished nothing.” He may have failed to stop Obamacare from becoming law, but as Cruz said, “Not every war is won in a single battle.”

By “elevating the national debate” over Obamacare, Cruz said he and his followers created an environment for conservatives to succeed in the midterms. “And somehow, all of the graybeards in Washington, who opposed fighting against Obamacare,” Cruz said of his GOP colleagues, “are now looking around and we’re winning Senate seats all over the country. They’re reaping the fruits of the battle.”

I'm not sure which seats Cruz thinks they're "winning" already since the election is not until November. Anyone who wants to make sure Cruz doesn't have anything to brag about later needs to get out and vote.


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