Ted Cruz: Greatest American Alive or Greatest Man Ever?

As Ted Cruz manages to make a fool of himself on the national stage (and therefore make himself a star among the wingnuts) and enrage even his conservative colleagues in Washington, religious right leaders are lining up to practically put his face on Mt. Rushmore. Right Wing Watch rounds up some of the praise, like this from Tony Perkins:

“I think they are acting heroic, I think they are heroes. They are along the lines of the patriots who founded this nation, they are standing up to the liberal press and to the naysayers and to the RINOs and saying, ‘No we’re not going along with it any longer, we’re going to try and use what ability we have to save this country.’”

David Brody, a “reporter” for the Christian Broadcasting Network, keeps the “founding fathers” theme going:

“All of this feels like Mission Impossible but didn’t George Washington and a few of his Founding Fathers colleagues face incredibly challenging odds too? This has been done before. Nobody said it would be easy. Look at it this way: At least principled constitutional conservative Ted Cruz is leading the way instead of movie star Tom Cruise. Now that would definitely be Mission Impossible.”…

[Stopping Obamacare is a] “political and moral principle worth dying for even if it means the temporary death of their political party, and for that they should be commended. Kind of reminds you of the great founding patriots of this country.”

So is the greatest living American? Or the greatest American who ever lived?

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  • raven

    Texas, where Cruz presently lives, has the highest rate of uninsured people in the USA, and the highest rate of children growing up in poverty.

    They simply don’t care one bit. In fact, Perry has done everything possible to discourage people from getting on Obamacare and refused to expand Medicaid, despite the fact that the federal government pays for it.

    If that makes someone great, they mean something different from the rest of us.

  • The Beautiful Void

    @Raven:

    “Greatness” is relative to other humans, you see? If everybody is able to go and see a doctor whenever they like, then that means Mr Cruz and Mr Perry are no more great than anyone else, and that cannot be tolerated.

  • dogmeat

    principled constitutional conservative

    Is this an oxy-oxy-moron?

  • http://quodlibet-sarah.blogspot.com/ Quodlibet

    “we’re going to try and use what ability we have to save this country”

    *snorts derisively*

  • rationalinks

    Ted Cruz, superhero. Keeping the poor from getting affordable healthcare, and doing his best to keep America stupid….worst. superpower. ever.

  • zero6ix

    Greatest Living American. Keep in mind St. Ronald has been rotting in the ground for some time, and as our Eternal President, he will always be the greatest.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    [Stopping Obamacare is a] “political and moral principle worth dying for even if it means the temporary death of their political party, and for that they should be commended.

    This is half right.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Look, if they don’t stop Obamacare, it’s going to destroy the country. And what will you do when there’s no federal governm…oh.

    Ted Cruz is Obamacare!

  • http://aceofsevens.wordpress.com Ace of Sevens

    The founders stood up to the liberal press? Weren’t several of them, notably Ben Franklin, part of the liberal press?

  • howardhershey

    Dont forget his courageous appearance before the Supreme Court, trying to get the court to agree that the Sate of Texas was free to renege on a legal settlement in which they pledged to improve health care services for poor and disabled children. Just wanting a slight shift from “Suffer the little children” to “[Make] the little children suffer” in doing Jesus’s work on earth.

  • caseloweraz

    Tony Perkins: …they are standing up to the liberal press and to the naysayers and to the RINOs and saying, ‘No we’re not going along with it any longer, we’re going to try and use what ability we have to save this country.’

    The word you want there is “raze”.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Ace of Sevens “The founders stood up to the liberal press? Weren’t several of them, notably Ben Franklin, part of the liberal press?”

    To be fair, his paper was mostly stories, written under the pseudonym Bren Fanklin, about his time in France.

  • felidae

    How about “biggest dickhead”? The only thing Ted could lose would be his Senate seat and then he would be free to collect the big bucks bloviating on the conservative conference circuit or as a Fox news commentator like Palin, Allen West and the like, as opposed to the Founders who faced death or imprisonment had the Revolution failed