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Ted Cruz Is a Liar and a Hypocrite



GOP Presidential Candidate Lying Over Transgender People’s Use of Restrooms Hypocritically Admits They’re Not Even the Problem

For weeks Senator Ted Cruz has increasingly been attacking transgender people in his presidential campaign stump speech, and using them as the butt of his “jokes” about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. He told an Indiana audience last weekend, “even if Donald Trump dresses up as Hillary Clinton, he shouldn’t be using the girl’s restroom,” as if that somehow were funny.

On “Meet the Press” Sunday, Cruz continued his anti-trans assault, thoroughly enabled by his compliant NBC News host, Chuck Todd.

“If you pass a law, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and Barack Obama want, that says any adult man can go into a girl’s restroom if he feels like a woman at that minute…” Cruz said. That’s a lie, and the Texas Tea Party Republican Senator knows it is – or should, since Politifact called him out on it a week ago.

For the record, two-thirds of Cruz’s statements Politifact has scored are some degree of “false”:


But then, after making his false “any adult man” can enter the girl’s restroom claim, he all of a sudden switched gears – admitting, “listen, the real danger is not people who are transgendered. It’s people who are predators.” (He still hasn’t learned to say “transgender.”)

Here’s Cruz on CNN again today, spout thing the same lie – and getting called out on it by Jake Tapper. Cruz lies again, insisting Tapper is wrong:

But both times, Senator Cruz fully admits that transgender people aren’t the problem – cisgender people are the problem. And it’s just like those conservatives who claim that America must ban same-sex marriage, not because there’s any issue with two men or two women who love each other marrying, but because of the “slippery slope” that same-sex marriage would lead to – i.e. incest and polygamy – we must ban marriage equality for the sake of the children. 

Ted Cruz wants to take away the rights of people who aren’t causing any problems to protect Americans from the people who are the problem – when there are already plenty of laws that already protect Americans from the people who are the problem: sexual predators.

It’s literally insane.

To prove the point of just how insane and hypocritical Ted Cruz’s position – which is the same shared by many anti-LGBT conservatives, including North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, flip that logic around and apply it toward guns. 

We can’t enact gun control laws because the people who are criminals don’t obey the laws anyway, is the claim Second Amendment activists love to make. Those Second Amendment activists more often than not, by the way, are also anti-LGBT activists.

So, again, we have to make laws banning transgender people from using the restrooms that best correspond to their gender identity so sexual predators won’t use the restrooms they shouldn’t be, even though no transgender person has ever been arrested for molesting anyone in a restroom. And even though there are plenty of existing laws that already ban men from accessing women’s restrooms with the intent of engaging in criminal and nefarious deeds.

Yet, when it comes to gun control, we can’t enact sensible, logical legislation supported by nine out of ten Americans, conservatives – including Ted Cruz – insist, because criminals don’t follow the law and will find a way to get guns anyway.

Conservatives like Ted Cruz insist that government is the problem, then go out of their way to ensure that becomes true. 

“Every day,” Cruz promised in his “Meet the Press” interview Sunday, “my focus is going to be on reducing the burdens of Washington on small businesses, bringing manufacturing jobs back to this country, lowering taxes and then defending the Constitution and Bill of Rights.”

How does banning transgender people from using the restroom that makes the most sense based on their gender identity fit into that?


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3 Dead in Current Active Shooting in Austin – Outrage as Texas Lawmakers Move to Make Unlicensed Open Carry Legal



Three people are dead in a shooting in Austin, Texas, with the gunman is at large, per multiple reports and the Austin-Travis County EMS:

“Police and medics are staging at a parking lot in the area where a Starbucks and Trader Joe’s are located, but the actual scene of the shooting is further down Great Hills Trail, according to officials,” KVUE reports.

KVUE senior reporter Tony Plohetski is on-scene:

There have been at least 150 mass shooting this year.

As reports flood social media many expressed outrage at Texas GOP lawmakers who this past week voted to eliminate requirements for gun licenses, which would allow open or concealed carry of handguns without a license.

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Maria Bartiromo and Stephen Miller Panic Over Voting Rights Putting Democrats in Charge ‘Forever’



Fox News host Maria Bartiromo and former Trump administration official Stephen Miller worried over the weekend that Democrats will be in charge “forever” if voting rights are expanded or protected.

During an interview on Bartiromo’s Sunday morning program, the Fox News host accused social media platforms of inflicting “cancel culture” on conservative voices.

Miller argued that Republicans should pass laws protecting Chrisitians on social media as soon as the party regains control of government.

“Yeah, will Republicans have the chance?” Bartiromo agreed. “That’s the whole point of H.R. 1, Nancy Pelosi wanting to put this bill through so that Democrats are in charge forever or certainly decades. Your thoughts on election integrity and that Democrat [sic] H.R. 1 bill.”

“It’s a real sign of the threat to the health of our democracy,” Miller opined. “When democracy faces risk, when democracy is imperiled, what you see happening instead is the party in power tries to change the rules of the game structurally to stay in power.”

Miller argued that the voting rights bill is “a very dangerous path to go down.”

“H.R. 1 is saying, now that we’re in power, let’s fundamentally change the rules of how elections are conducted to stay in power,” he continued.

“Unbelievable,” Bartiromo gasped.

“That’s a very scary thing,” Miller said. “And so if you care about democracy, you should all say with one voice, no, it is the right of every state in this union to set their own election rules as desired by their own citizens to protect the security and integrity of their own elections. That’s fundamental!”

“It’s all quite extraordinary,” Bartiromo lamented.

Watch the video below from Fox News.



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‘Violent, Vain, Boasting Oafs’: GOP’s New ‘Anglo-Saxon’ Caucus Brutally Dismantled by Historians as ‘American Fascists’



On Saturday, Newsweek profiled a number of historians outraged at the effort by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to create an “America First” congressional caucus that would defend “Anglo-Saxon political traditions.”

Grand View University associate professor of medieval history Thomas Lacaque did not mince words: “These American fascists have no relation to Anglos or Saxons, the terminology is clearly chosen on far right lines. They do remind me of Beowulf, though —violent, vain, boasting oafs who think killing is governance and will die doing dumb shit leaving the nation in ruins.”

“There is no such thing as ‘Anglo-Saxon’ political traditions’ unless Margorie [sic] Taylor Greene is talking about Old English charters and she isn’t,” wrote University of Toronto medieval scholar Mary Rambaran-Olm. “If she wants to return to those, she’ll have to stop advocating for gun use. ‘Anglo-Saxon’ is being weaponized by the far-right.” She added that the very term “Anglo-Saxon” is a “racist dog-whistle, inaccurate and generally sucks balls.”

The new caucus, which Greene co-founded with Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and has attracted membership interest from Reps. Barry Moore (R-AL) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX), has even drawn criticism from other Republicans.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) responded to the news by saying, “The Republican Party is the party of Lincoln & the party of more opportunity for all Americans — not nativist dog whistles.” And Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), a frequent critic of Trump loyalists, has called for any Republican who joins the caucus to be stripped of committee assignments and expelled from the Republican conference.


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