Yeah, we're in full-tilt this-campaign-is-crazier-by-the-day mode, now, and things must not be looking rosy for Ted Cruz in Iowa, from the looks of the polls and the beating he took on the stage at the last debate.
During an interview with Dana Loesch on Thursday, Rafael made the specious and ridiculous claim that his son was being persecuted just like Jesus -- for telling the truth.
"When you are having an impact on America, those who disagree with you are going to come out lashing at you with everything they’ve got," Cruz said.
"Jesus said, ‘They persecuted me, they will persecute you,'" he continued. "But you know what, we get encouraged for seeing that we are making a difference, Ted is making a difference, that truth sets people free. And he’s speaking the truth and those who don’t want to hear it are going to lash out."
Oh, what a luxury to be the Supreme Arbiter of Truth.
Here's more of his "truth", via Right Wing Watch:
Cruz traced the beginning of the nation’s troubles to “the beginning of progressivism at the beginning of the last century,” the Humanist Manifesto, and when “Marxism began to be immersed into a lot of our universities” and faulted churches for allowing “this misconstrued idea of separation of church and state, which is neither in the Constitution or in the Declaration.”
Loesch, who has endorsed the Texas Republican's campaign bid, told Rafael Cruz that with the 2016 election, “we’re either on the cusp of another great awakening, or we are on the cusp of America as we know it ending entirely,” which of course Cruz agreed was true.
“It is a time of choosing,” he said, “but I’ll tell you what, I am very encouraged. Because just like it happened in 1980, because of all the horrible things that we had in the Carter administration, millions and millions of constitutional conservatives, of people of faith, united to give us the Reagan revolution. And Reagan didn’t just win, he won by a landslide, because he had a vision for America of restoring America to those principles that have made America the most exceptional country on the face of the earth. Well, we have the same thing today. Barack Obama has practically destroyed this country in the past seven years, but because of that, more and more and more people are waking up.”
That's where his 'truth' goes off the rails. Reagan damn near destroyed this country while he was president, and Republicans ever since have done more to compound that harm than anyone else. Barack Obama, on the other hand, did the best he could to clean up most of the mess they left behind, but it's going to take another Democrat to continue that process.
Reagan made a toxic waste dump out of this country, and Rafael Cruz is living proof of that.