During the CNBC Republican presidential debate, Ted Cruz was asked if him opposing legislation that would put an end to government shutdowns, proves that he is not the kind of leader American needs.
Carl Quintanilla asked Cruz:
“Congressional Republicans, Democrats and the White House are about to strike a compromise that would raise the debt limit, prevent a government shutdown, and calm financial markets of the fear that a Washington crisis is on the way. Does your opposition to it show you’re not the kind of problem-solver that American voters want?”
This question caused Cruz to go off the deep end about the “liberal media” and its war on conservatives.
Cruz went off on a tangent, deflecting onto another subject instead of answering the question directly.
The toothless looking Ted Cruz replied through his paper thin beak:
“Let me say something at the outset. The questions asked in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media.”
“This is not a cage match. And you look at the questions — Donald Trump, are you a comic book villain? Ben Carson, can you do math? John Kasich, will you insult two people over here? Marco Rubio, why don’t you resign? Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen? How about talking about the substantive issues.”
Moderator Quintanilla again asks Mr. Cruz to answer the question, and reminds him he has 30 seconds left to answer.
Naturally, Ted replied with a comment that had absolutely nothing to do with anything:
“Let me be clear. The men and women on this stage have more ideas, more experience, more common sense, than ever participant in the Democratic debate. That debate reflected a debate between the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks.”
The moderator then says:
“I asked you about the debt limit and got no answer.”
That’s when Cruz decides he wants to give his response, since he knows his time is up.
Moderator Quintanilla explains that he wasted his time on a tirade, and the debate was moving on.
To which Ted Cruz had the nerve to say:
“So you don’t actually want to hear the answer, John? You don’t want to hear the answer, you just want to incite insults.”
Ignoring the senator, moderators move on to question Rand Paul.
We know what you’re doing, Teddy, and it’s a rather elementary move.
If you don’t have a lie ready that makes you look good, at least have the balls to back up your bullshit.
The funniest part of the whole thing is how conservatives are calling Cruz’s response an epic blast on Carl Quintanilla.
Keep sipping that Kool-aid, guys.
Video courtesy of Freedom Post via YouTube:
Source: Crooks & Liars