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Ted Cruz: "I don't think we should ever shut down the government"

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Despite having lead the G.O.P.'s charge to shut down the government over the Affordable Care Act, even publicly spending twenty-one hours trying to stall a vote to keep the government open, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) still lives under the delusion that he can wash his hands completely of the ordeal now that it has become politically inconvenient for him.

On the January 26th, 2014 broadcast of Face the Nation, Cruz was asked about the shutdown strategy, which he immediately insisted wasn't his fault.

"I didn't threaten to shut down the government the last time," Cruz claimed. "I don't think we should ever shut down the government. I repeatedly voted to fund the federal government. It was Harry Reid and President Obama."

Cruz argued that since Democrats knew the shutdown would be good for them politically, that they must have been the ones who engineered it.

Cruz is apparently holding onto hope that all three hundred million Americans just conveniently forgot that the Democrats lacked an extensive list of demands they wanted met in exchange for funding the government, whereas Cruz and the aptly named Suicide Caucus explicitly threatened to shut down the government unless they got everything they wanted (even though some of them didn't even know what that was).

Sorry Ted, but only Fox News is that selective with its memory.



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