We here at AATTP know you just can’t get enough of seeing TEApublicans act like smarmy, smug, jerks. Today is no exception.
Ted “Pass the Maple Syrup — er I mean Budweiser” Cruz held an anti-Obamacare town hall in his home state of Texas this week. As you probably know, Cruz is one of the most outspoken opponents of Obamacare. We don’t want to put words in his mouth, but we’ll just let you all decide what it means that he is willing to shut the government down if the Affordable Care Act is not defunded. We’ll let you decide what it means that he doesn’t want to expand health care availability to people with pre-existing conditions, that he doesn’t want the Medicare doughnut hole filled, and that he’d rather that women not get access to free health screening that can save their lives.
While you make up your mind about what all that means about Teddy, we bring you this clip of him being heckled at his Obamacare town hall. The chants are “You have health care, so should we!” Of course all the angry and bitter Tea Partiers — many of whom look old enough to be using government health care (Medicare) themselves — started shouting “USA! USA! USA!” at the hecklers because as we all know, only right-wingers are truly patriotic so they must declare their love of America even as they shout down two whippersnappers who have the gall to tell their Congressional representative what a monumental hypocrite he is.
Then you get to watch his smug platitudes as he “thanks” them for their comments and then reminds them that “You know, part of the First Amendment is about respecting others.” Respecting others, Teddy? That is truly gut-busting humor from the guy who has made countless enemies in both parties in his few short months on the Hill, isn’t it? Liberals everywhere will rejoice the day he announces his candidacy, and for now, watch this clip of Ted Cruz, getting a dose of reality thanks to some awesome progressives!