Asshole of the Day, October 28, 2013: Ted Cruz
by TeaPartyCat ()
The Texas GOP assholes are back out in force today, and why wouldn’t they be— a federal judge blocked part of their abortion law, the one they tried to ram through in a special session in June which made Wendy Davis a national figure. You remember that one. They were such assholes that it led to SIX Assholes of the Day.
Gov. Rick Perry, who won twice during the passing of this law—for claiming it was about the health of the mother, even though there is no exception to save the life of the mother AND for saying Wendy Davis should support the law because she was a single mother —, spoke out first:
Today’s decision will not stop our ongoing efforts to protect life and ensure the women of our state aren’t exposed to any more of the abortion-mill horror stories that have made headlines recently. We will continue fighting to implement the laws passed by the duly-elected officials of our state, laws that reflect the will and values of Texans.
Did you catch how he says “laws that reflect the will and values of Texans”. Sorry, Gov. Perry, the Constitution supersedes the will and values of Texans, and you know that. You mention it all the time when the values of Americans to want gun control is trumped by the Constitution, or did you only read up to the Second Amendment?
But today’s top spot goes to Sen. Ted Cruz, who is praised throughout the Tea Party for so eloquently explaining the conservative position where so many others often fail:
Texas passed commonsense legislation to protect the health of women and their unborn children. This law is constitutional and consistent with U.S. Supreme Court precedent protecting the life and health of the mother and child. I hope the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will uphold Texas’ reasonable law.
There are 3 sentences in this statement, and in two of them he mentions protecting the health and life of the mother. It sounds nice, but it’s not true. If the Texas GOP cared about the health and life of the mother, there would be an exception to the abortion ban to save the life of the mother, but there isn’t. So time for you assholes to stop pretending you care about women. You don’t. It’d be nice if just once you lying assholes would admit that you don’t care about the mother at all.
It is Ted Cruz’s 6th time as Asshole of the Day. Previous wins were for
Full story: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/10/28/5284828/reaction-to-federal-ruling-on.html
For a satirical look at the attempts of the Texas GOP to control female sexuality, check out my post over at WinkProgress: Texas Bans Gynecology