We all know Senator Ted Cruz will say anything – no matter how imbecilic or untrue – to get his smug mug on the news. But to so cheaply exploit the suffering of the Cuban people for political points, well that takes a whole new specie of comemierda:
Speaking with Jon-David Wells of “The Wells Report,” Cruz began by admitting that Obama hadn’t yet “descended to the level of a communist dictatorship” and wasn’t “committing the atrocities” that regimes such as Castro’s were known for. He then said, however, that he noticed some policies “of a similar kind” between the two men.
“Let’s take, for example, the policy of threatening service men and women that if they share their faith they will be court-martialed and thrown out of the military,” he told Wells in an exchange first caught by the Washington Examiner. “It is of a similar kind to the policies that are enforced in dictatorships.”
Cruz went on to recall a story told to him by his father, who fled Cuba in 1957 before Castro took power. According to Cruz, during the communist rise to power, armed soldiers would come into classrooms and tell students to “close their eyes and to pray to God for candy.” They’d then open their eyes and find no candy. Students would then be told to close their eyes again, and this time pray to Castro for candy. Upon opening their eyes, there would be candy on their desks, placed there by the soldiers.
“Integral to an oppressive government is undermining the faith in God and any other higher power that would distract from loyalty to the state,” Cruz concluded.
Just mind-blowing. You have to love how, much like Rubio, Cruz’s Cuba stories are all third-hand. His father left the island years before the revolution, so it has to be “un amigo de un amigo le dijo a mi padre que…”
All the worse because you know that deep down this Princeton and Harvard Law- bred, former Assistant Deputy Attorney General is no dummy. No tiene un pelo de comemierda. He’s trailblazing a path to the 2016 Republican presidential primary by consistently staking positions to the right of every other contender in the party. In other words, solo se HACE el comemierda, cual lo convierte en un requete-comemierda.
Rubio must lose sleep at night knowing he’ll have to really pump up the crazy – and lose any shred of self-respect he may have left – just to keep up with this clown from now until 2016. Sounds absolutely exhausting.
I noticed that if you do a Google Image search of Ted Cruz and “comemierda” no pictures of the Texas Senator come up. I figured I’d change this since rarely has there been a more natural combination of search terms. Here ya go.