What we see here is that the Ted Cruz apple did not fall far from the tree. This would be his father, who gets occasionally touted as a possible Republican candidate for things because you have to be at least this insane for party entry.
RAFAEL CRUZ: So Barack Obama said: If the winds shift, I will side with the Muslims.I'm beginning to think the Cruz family are the public frontmen of an elaborate conspiracy to bring down America via cultivated insanity. Hey, if they're entitled to their conspiracy theories, I'm entitled to mine—and I think the notion of Rafael and Ted Cruz as Manchurian Candidates is at least as plausible as the notion of secret Muslim death panels or whatever the hell Cruz the Elder is going on about.
IN CROWD: He is Muslim!
CRUZ: [Exclamation] McCain couldn’t say that, because it's not politically correct. It is time to stop being politically correct! [Pols emphasis]
CRUZ: Our lives? Well, look at what’s happening with our lives. From the cradle, 55 million babies have been murdered by abortion since 1973. At the other end, Obamacare, with denying care to the elderly, with care being rationed, with care being postponed for 12 to 18 months, with care being controlled by a group of bureaucrats, that on the basis of cost/benefit, will decide whether you get a medical procedure or not, they’re destroying our end of life. As a matter of fact, one of the things in Obamacare is that the elderly, every five years you must have end-of-life counseling. Translation: suicide counseling! [Pols emphasis]
CRUZ: I know I am in a Republican Party meeting. If you want to throw tomatoes at me, throw tomatoes at me. But unfortunately, you cannot say that the Republican Party is without blame. We have too many RiNOs in the Republican Party!
We used to cross to the other side of the street when we heard people spouting stuff like this. Now one party holds them up as statesmen. I am quite sure they no longer know what that word means.