The Cruz Crazy Train keeps right on rolling; today, the presidential nominee wannabe stopped by the Sunday edition of CNN’s State of the Union to tell host Dana Bash that the United States would be better off, and he would be more liked, if the White House were moved to Texas.
I’m awestruck with the simplicity of that solution. Can you think of the number of problems we could solve by doing that?
Zero is too a number.
Host Dana Bash began by noting that Cruz wasn’t “the most popular person” among Republican lawmakers, a line that might well be a British Understatement.
Bash asked Cruz, “But again, when you are president of the United States, you have to have some level or measure of liability in order to reach out and get things done. How will you overcome that?
Cruz explained that there was an “inverse relationship” between being “reviled in Washington and appreciated back home.” Because Cruz lives in an alternative reality, he stuck to his claim that it was the Democrats who shut down the government when he filibustered over Obamacare, and recalled that he had been called a “hero” in Texas:
You were in Texas when I came home to the State Convention of the Texas Federation of Republican Women, and you saw the reaction of, in that case, the women back home who enthusiastically appreciated someone who was standing and fighting for them.
Bash reminded him that the White House isn’t in Texas, prompting Cruz to quip that “And that’s part of the problem.”
Bash pressed on, asking Cruz how he intended to get to a place where he was more likable:
If you want to be president of the United States, you’re going to live in the White House and work within the confines of the government. You’re asking people to text message about the Constitution. So, you obviously don’t want to change the system that much
How do you get to a place where you would be likable enough and have relationships enough to actually get things done?
My two cents? He’s going to read Hop on Pop, since the Green Eggs and Ham joke is already a dead horse (hopefully, just like Cruz’s campaign).
Cruz said that while “there have been more than a few rocks tossed my direction from Democrats and Republicans,” he hasn’t “reciprocated,” and that “You have never heard me speak ill of any senator, Republican or Democrat. And I don’t intend to start. I’m not going to engage in the personal mudslinging, in the negative attacks on people’s character.”
Cruz is the closest thing this country has running to an honest-to-God, Divine-Right-of-Kings monarch. He’s been anointed by several major churches in the United States who view him as key to the “End Times Transfer of Wealth.” And that’s before addressing the flat-out wrongness of just about everything he’s said. It doesn’t matter that he hasn’t engaged in “personal mudslinging,” he’s still an existential threat to the country.
You can watch the remarks below: