Tail Gunner Ted Cruz might want to do some research before he decides to cite an example of how badly President Obama has damaged this country and its people. As reported by The Huffington Post, in his faux filibuster against “Obamacare” he cited the plight of Rutgers undergraduate John Connelly who has crushing debt from his student loans and still no job lined up for after his graduation this winter.
Ted’s implication, of course was that somehow “Obamacare” is responsible for all of the woes in this young man’s life. Of course this was not even close to the truth, Connelly’s problems do not have anything at all to do with “Obamacare,” his problems rise mainly from his student loans.
Ironically, back in March of this year, Tail Gunner sponsored an amendment that would have repealed the ACA, at the same time it would have eliminated the student loan and Pell Grant reforms which were attached to it. His amendment would have cut Pell Grants, raised federal student loan payments, and cut funding for community colleges and historically black colleges.
The irony does not stop there though, as Cruz was using John as an example of the damage that the President’s policies are doing to the nation, Connelly was on his way to an Optometrist appointment, an appointment which he says he would not have been able to even make were it not for “Obamacare.”
Appearing on MSNBC Friday morning, Connelly said, “A friend of mine called me the next morning as I was on the way to an optometrist appointment …. [and said], ‘While Ted Cruz was talking about why the ACA’s bad, he mentioned your name.’ And I said, ‘Well, that’s funny. I’m heading to an appointment I can only go to because of Obamacare.’”
Ted’s supporters like to say that the “liberal” press goes out of its way to make him look bad. Could it be that it is Ted himself who is making him look bad? This kind of research says only one of two things is possible, either he is hoping that no one is going to do any fact checking or, he has no idea what he is talking about. Feel free to choose which you think it is.