Monday, February 8, 2016

Ted Cruz Blows Fuse on Lie Detector Machine

The Republican race for the presidency hasn't excelled in truth-telling, but Ted Cruz decided to press the limits of deception.

I don't like or trust Ted Cruz, but does he have to lie so much just to prove why?

I've been listening to Ted Cruz -- and basically all the GOP candidates -- making stuff up for months, if not years. But HuffPost's Jonathan Cohn caught Cruz uttering a paragraph during Saturday's debate that reinvented the genre of utter falsehood as a way of life. Here's the paragraph:
Socialized medicine is a disaster. It does not work. If you look at the countries that have imposed socialized medicine, that have put the government in charge of providing medicine, what inevitably happens is rationing. You have a scarcity of doctors. ... And that means the elderly are told: We're going to ration a hip replacement; we're going to ration a knee replacement. We're going to ration end-of-life care.
I've lived abroad in both Europe and Asia -- participating in various countries' "socialized medicine" systems -- and know Cruz's statement to be patently false in its entirety. I've also studied the subject for years now and my research bears this out. Cruz had to have made a conscious choice to string this much deception together. It's astounding. It's almost heroic, epic in its commitment to bullshit. It sets a standard that surpasses the previous record for prevarication, set recently by Carly Fiorina.

Read Cohn's article. Then decide which circle of Hell is reserved for Cruz. Fiorina already has reservations there.

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