Friday, January 29, 2016

Ted Cruz Is a Lying Fuck Bastard - Part 1


Greetings, gentle reader. I am Dave-El and welcome to my humble blog, I'm So Glad My Suffering Amuses You. 

On this particular and auspicious occasion, I would like to initiate a series of posts that will examine the statements of one of the candidates for US President. Here, I will take a measured and scholarly examination of this particular individual's expressions in speeches, debates and comments to the media. We will embark on a mind-changing journey as we look deep into the meanings of words and the very concepts of truth itself. I call this series of posts...




But why Ted Cruz? I mean, all politicians stretch the truth a bit here and there to make their case. But Ted has zero regard for facts. He pulls facts out of context or completely misstates things. Here's a summary by PolitiFact's analysis of recent comments made by Cruz. 











And what makes Ted's antipathy towards the truth so particularly dangerous is the over the top sincerity and certitude he projects about what he's saying. Ted Cruz is the ultimate snake oil salesman of the 21st century. 

Let's begin this with with a look at statements Cruz made about how Australia's gun laws have led to an increase in rapes.  

Ted Cruz recently linked an increase in sexual assaults in Australia a gun buy back program that was instituted in that country in 1996. Basically, the Texas Senator asserts that more women in Australia are being raped because they don't have guns to defend themselves.  

There has been an increase in sexual assaults over the last 20 years in Australia but there has not been a spike or otherwise significant increase from 1996 onward. The overall steady increase in numbers for rapes can be attributed less to an increase in actual crimes committed and more towards women being more willing and encouraged to report and prosecute such crimes.  

The Australia's government took swift, bipartisan action to tighten gun ownership restrictions after the 1996 massacre that left 35 people murdered by semi-automatic weapons. What has NOT occurred in the intervening years since those actions were taken? Another mass gun slaughter.

What is directly attributable to Australia's gun control efforts in 1996 is a dramatic curtailment of gun related violence. The rise in reported sexual assaults cannot be attributed to those measures.  

And this is why we say....


TED CRUZ IS A LYING FUCK BASTARD

Thank you ever so much for your kind attention. Remember to be good to one another and I shall return with another post tomorrow.  

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