No one in the U.S Senate is more universally loathed than Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). Hell, he’s so disliked that he’s been given the title of “Most Hated Senator.” Even his GOP colleagues are said to despise Cruz.
On Wednesday, Cruz proved yet again why he’s less popular than the bubonic plague.
For months now, the Texas senator has been complaining that Vice President Kamala Harris hasn’t visited the U.S.-Mexico border, remarking:
VP Harris will indeed be visiting the border this Friday, according to the White House, which announced her planned trip to El Paso, Texas:
How did Cruz react to news that the VP is going to the border? He went on Fox News and attacked her for going to El Paso instead of where he wanted her to go:
Some assholes are never happy. Especially a Grade A asshole like Ted Cruz.
And if Harris had gone to the Rio Grand Valley, it’s a safe bet Cruz would have whined about that, too. Because he’d rather demagogue everything the way he does with every issue. Cruz is the kind of person who would have complained about Jesus turning water to wine because he’d been expecting bourbon.
Ted Cruz is a hypocrite and an asshole. He just proved that yet again.
If you haven’t seen Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo’s so-called “show” lately (and literally NO ONE would blame you for avoiding it like the bubonic plague), you may not be aware that the once reliable business reporter has gone batshit crazy and now cranks out bizarre conspiracy theories that would make Glenn Beck blush. That is, when she isn’t verbally kissing Donald Trump’s ass like some sort of middle-aged fan girl.
On Sunday, Bartiromo hosted her show from the U.S.-Mexico border, speaking with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), who is also fond of lying for political advantage or financial gain.
During her conversation with Abbott, Bartiromo claimed that China is sending “doctors and engineers” across the border:
One guard told you that, Maria? Can we have his or her name so we can verify the veracity of your claim?
Bartiromo then shifted gears and began talking about “cartels” making money smuggling people into the United States, as if that’s something that wasn’t happening on Trump’s watch:
“Someone told me.” Was it a member of your crew, Maria? Or was it a gullible Fox viewer who got their “information” from some shady “news” website? Again, Bartiromo didn’t give a shred of proof to back up her accusation.
Actually, the first thing we need to do is question your “sources,” Maria.
Eager to join the misinformation-fest, Abbott remarked:
What about Russia? Could they be from Russia? Nah, because the Republican Party has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Kremlin, so it’s much better to blame China and Iran, the GOP’s current favorite targets for military attack.
The good news is that if Maria Bartiromo ever loses her gig at Fox, she can always find work at RT, which is also owned by Vladimir Putin and his cronies.
During the four years of the Trump administration, Stephen Miller was one of failed, one-term former President Donald Trump’s closest and most influential advisers, especially on the issue of immigration, where he urged Trump to separate immigrant children from their parents and place them into internment camps reminiscent of the horrors inflicted upon Japanese Americans during the Second World War.
But if one member of Congress has her way, Miller will soon be facing charges of violating the human rights of thousands of people.
And while Rep. Escobar will no doubt have plenty of Democratic colleagues who also believe Miller should indeed be locked up for the things he did to immigrants seeking asylum in the United States, she acknowledges that it will be a challenge to get the former White House adviser formally charged for his crimes against humanity:
The House Judiciary Committee is currently taking a long look at the way the Trump administration dealt the issue of immigration, including the incarceration of toddlers in horrific conditions: Forced to sleep on cement floors, denied essentials such as soap and toothpaste, and treated like criminals.
For his part, Miller just formed a new legal nonprofit organization he calls America First Legal, which he claims is aimed at “resisting the radical left’s agenda.”
Sounds just like something a neo-fascist would say, doesn’t it?
Joe Biden won the 2020 election. That’s a certified fact that no right-winger can possibly dispute.
And yet, to hear a lot of the Trumpers tell it, Biden should be following up on his predecessor’s policies and make sure they’re seen through to a conclusion.
Such is the case with Trump’s infamous wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, funding for which has been eliminated by Biden because it’s a massive waste of money and won’t actually work, not to mention that the majority of Americans don’t support building such a structure.
But to hear Trump adviser Jason Miller tell it, Biden should at least agree to paint the sections of the wall that were built while Trump was still president.
According to Mediaite, Miller had this to say on The Michael Berry Show:
If the wall is so damn effective and awesome, why does it need to be painted? Will the paint magically deter those seeking to enter the United States? And why should another dime be spent on this waste of taxpayer funds?
Miller went on to whine about the way the Biden administration is handling the surge of immigrants coming to the border and seeking asylum:
First of all, there is no crisis on the border. What’s happening is a seasonal influx of immigrants and it takes place each and every year.
Also, Joe Biden won the election by being the antithesis of Donald Trump. So why in the world he suddenly start carrying on Trump’s policies?
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) likes to pretend that he’s a decent and compassionate human being, but he isn’t.
Ever since he attached himself to failed, one-term former President Donald Trump like a human carbuncle, Graham has become even more far right-wing and extremist in his policy stances and statements, almost as if he’s trying to become some sort of newfangled version of Trump. Call it Trump 2.0.
A perfect example can be found in remarks Graham made in a video he posted on Twitter on Thursday afternoon, just minutes after President Joe Biden held his first formal press conference since taking office.
In the video (which you can see below), Graham suggested that President Biden had made the problem of immigration worse, and he seemed to suggest that he’s angry because Biden won’t agree to be as cruel and inhumane to migrant children as Trump was:
As you might expect, Graham was lying, and he got busted by the Washington Post, which noted that the current increase in migration on the U.S-Mexico border fits an established pattern that happens every year at this time:
“We analyzed monthly U.S. Customs and Border Protection data from 2012 through February and found no clear evidence that the overall increase in border crossings in 2021 can be attributed to Biden administration policies. Rather, the current increase fits a pattern of seasonal changes in undocumented immigration combined with a backlog of demand because of 2020s coronavirus border closure.”
As a matter of fact, the entire narrative that there’s a sudden “crisis” at the border is complete bullshit. What’s currently happening happens each and every year. It happened under Trump. It happened under Obama. It happened under Bush. So to try and pretend this is something new is an enormous lie.
Of course, as we’ve seen on too many occasions to count, Graham and the vast majority of the Republican Party are only too happy to lie. It has become their default position. They think lying worked great for Trump, completely forgetting that his lies about COVID-19 were one the main reasons he got so badly beaten by Biden.
Lindsey Graham is furious that the current president won’t act like a heartless bastard and toss migrant children into cages. But as the American electorate made clear last November, we’re better than that, and we don’t intend to ever go back to the bad old days again.