Ted Cruz Takes It As A Compliment When You Call Him a Crazy Wacko Bird

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They called him crazy. And "crazy-pants," and "unhinged," and, at times, a "gay-hating conspiracy theorist."

But when you call freshman Tea Party-darling Senator Ted Cruz any of those names, just understand that whilst you are merely boring, petty glue, he is rubber. Proudly crazy rubber.

At a speech last night in Washington, Cruz took aim at grouchy muppet John McCain, who recently labeled him, as well as Rand Paul of Kentucky and Justin Amash of Michigan, as "wacko birds" for filibustering incoming CIA director John Brennan over the government's use of drone strikes. But what McCain didn't realize is that shit rolls right off Ted Cruz's crazy, crazy back.

At the Coalitions for America's annual Weyrich Awards Dinner, on the eve of the Conservative Political Action Conference, Cruz told the crowd it was good to be among friends, "or, as some might say, fellow wacko birds," according to the Washington Post.

"If standing for the Constitution, standing for liberty, standing for conservative values makes one a wacko bird ... then I am pleased that birds of a feather flock together," Cruz added.

Even though Cruz didn't mention McCain by name, the "wacko bird" comment has become sort of a widely-reblogged teapot tempest this morning. And yet really, on the scale of things, participating in the Brennan filibuster is one of the less crazy things Cruz has done.

As the New York Times points out, Brennan served as the White House's counter-terrorism adviser and was "the chief architect of the largely clandestine drone program." Cruz et. al's anxieties about the legality of using drones to kill Americans on U.S. soil who are not engaged in combat is misplaced (Eric Holder wrote them a quick note telling saying so). But they still managed to reflect a fairly reasonable and widespread anxiety about the legal limits of drone use, which seem to be expanding all the time.

Man. It feels a little icky to be defending Ted Cruz. But give the man credit where it's due, we suppose. But just to be clear: his obsession with Agenda 21, and Sharia law and Harvard crawling with dangerous pinko commies ? That stuff is still really, really crazy.


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randi.trollop
randi.trollop

The random collection of get-off-my-lawn planks that make up the TEA zombie's platform are so chaotic.  How does the cognitive dissonance not keep them from saying anything rational.  Cruz deserves all the credit I give him for being a responsible, level-headed politician...none.

usualsuspekt_99
usualsuspekt_99

Interesting.  All this hate against an individual that has done more for individual rights than the Kenyan Jesus and his administration.  In fact, the current administration has done nothing other than empower the government over individual rights. 

CitzenKim
CitzenKim

Actually this guy is pretty sharp.  Serve 6 years in Government setting himself up for a lifetime of riches as the next Glenn Beck.  Watch for it.

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

Cruz reminds me of the Senator in the original Manchurian Candidate. Unfortunately, the comparisons become sad: Cruz is unlikely to be shot, he has no interested in governing, and since he seems incapable of feeling the embarrassment he is causing himself, all this embarrassment stains Texas and Texans, which he is not. I can't wait to hear how many sleeper cell terrorists are working at the State Department, etc. he is a Putz.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

“I’m pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama,” Cruz said in a speech at the Federalist Society’s annual conference.

Cruz’s very first campaign ad encouraged GOP primary voters to support him because he helped make it easier for Texas to kill an “illegal alien.”

Cruz labeled Social Security a "Ponzi scheme" and outlined a three-step plan to gut the program.

Cruz: "Sharia law is an enormous problem in this country."

Senator John McCain rebuked Cruz for insinuating, without evidence, that Chuck Hagel may have collected speaking fees from North Korea.

Senator Ted Cruz accused Harvard Law School of having had “twelve” Communists who “believed in the overthrow of the U.S. Government” on its faculty when he attended in the early nineties. Cruz doesn’t deny that he said this; instead, through his spokesman, he says he was right: Harvard Law was full of Communists.




bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

"whilst"??

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

I'm always sympathetic towards homely looking people, but I am reviled by Cruz's face for some crazy reason.  And his voice is a monotonous horn-like squeal that makes my flesh crawl.  I just detest this odious creature.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@bmarvel "Whilst I alone did call upon thy aid, My verse alone had all thy gentle grace; But now my gracious numbers are decay'd, And my sick Muse doth give an other place." -Shakespeare

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

The face.  Start with Victor Buono, then erase most of the lips, extend the nose into a Toucan-esque hook, pull the eyebrows down to reveal a perpetually sad aspect, then for the final fillip moosh up the weak chin, which, in combination with the hook-nose, brings to mind Margaret Hamilton in The Wizard of Oz.

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@Anna_Merlan  Then why stoppest thou at "whilst?" Bring back th' entire panoply of that fair tongue that taught us speech.  

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz

"I grant, sweet love, thy lovely argument Deserves the travail of a worthier pen," but mine t'will have to serve, and give thee back thy "whilst" again..


Rix1
Rix1

Wow, let's get personal. Criticizing looks: refuge of the truly mean-spirited. I'm sure you guys wouldn't have liked Abe Lincoln either.

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@Montemalone @Daniel @bmarvel @Anna_Merlan Glad to be of help, Monte. Daniel expalined to me, so I explained back to Daniel.That's what we do here.

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@Daniel While some Brits till use "whilst," more and more British writers are dropping it in favor of "while."  

"While" is the older form of the word, which somehow was retained in America speech. Not uncommon; American English retained all sorts of English archaisms.     

Daniel
Daniel

@bmarvel @Anna_Merlan Brits still say (and write) "whilst" all the time, quite unfussily. "My team scored whilst I was in the loo," "I lost a finger whilst camping," "my wife Richard went to cash her paycheck whilst I marveled at the Matterhorn of meat before me," etc.   


Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

James doesn't mind getting personal either, and never misses a chance to expose his intolerance of differing opinions.

James080
James080

@Rix1  

She's just doing what she's conditioned, or trained, to do, mock those who disagree with her politics, instead of arguing against their ideas. I didn't vote for Cruz either, but he's right on the drone issue, and wrong about a lot of other issues. How he looks or sounds is immaterial.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@Rix1 Well, there you have it.  I said I generally have compassion for people who are not gifted with beauty, but when it comes to this nasty little weasel I let loose, and I don't apologize.

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