Ted Cruz: Ignore SCOTUS Ruling

Ted Cruz has decided that the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling only applies to the four states involved in the case. Via Politico:

“Those who are not parties to the suit are not bound by it,” the Texas Republican told NPR News’ Steve Inskeep in an interview published on Monday. Since only suits against the states of Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan and Kentucky were specifically considered in the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision, which was handed down last Friday, Cruz — a former Supreme Court clerk — believes that other states with gay marriage bans need not comply, absent a judicial order. “On a great many issues, others have largely acquiesced, even if they were not parties to the case,” the 2016 presidential contender added, “but there’s no legal obligation to acquiesce to anything other than a court judgement.” While Cruz’s statement may be technically true, federal district and circuit courts are obligated to follow the Supreme Court’s precedent and overrule all other states’ same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional.

Cruz also says that any Republican who abides by the ruling is secretly a supporter of same-sex marriage.

  • madknits

    He was dropped on his head as a baby, wasn’t he?

    • DaddyRay

      Apparently it was used during the NBA playoffs

      • BudClark

        I’ll just leave these here …

    • bkmn

      At least weekly.

    • Todd20036

      He had a lot of paint chips decorating his ice cream sundaes.

      • furyatx

        Yum! Lead and cadmium!

      • lattebud

        And his parents bathed his bedroom in Chlordane and Poppers.

    • Stev84

      Have you heard his father speak? Imagine being raised like that. He didn’t need to be dropped to develop severe brain damage.

    • ScottJL

      Up in Canada don’tchaknow?

      • lattebud

        Now say that with a Cuban accent…

    • Justin

      Repeatedly.

  • bkmn

    So is Teddy going to pay the punitive damages for the clerks that get sued? Such a bright man (at least in his own mind, I have yet to see anything but ego) should give better advice.

    • Ninja0980

      One clerk who refused to issue a license changed her mind in a hurry when she found out she would be stuck with the legal fees at the end of the losing battle.
      I imagine others will do the same.

      • crewman

        I’m waiting for gofundme requests to pop up to “fund my civil disobedience against gays”.

      • Bruno

        Paxton in TX said that the bigot law firms would work pro bono, but I guess they still don’t want to go through the wringer for nothing. There will be very few willing to do so, but I expect one or two are rabid enough to go the distance somewhere.

        • Ninja0980

          The ADF did the lifting of the bigots here in NY.
          I expect they’ll do the same here.

    • MBear

      with all that cash he gets from his gay quisling bffs, why not?

  • Todd20036

    Ah, so SCOTUS rulings are optional. Does that mean DC can keep it’s gun laws in place that ban most handguns, Cruz?

    Stupid goober will never be president. Might be the nominee, though

    • David L. Caster

      Won’t be the nominee either.

      • Harley

        He really wants a supreme court nomination. He can do much more damage to democracy there.

  • Ninja0980

    Ted Cruz knows better then anyone that what he is saying is complete and utter BS.
    But he also knows the yokels he is saying this crap to don’t.
    I hate this POS, I really do.

    • Christopher

      Cruz is right up there with Cheney for me. 2 of the most vile things we have to deal with today.

      • AtticusP

        Antonin Scalia for the trifecta!!!

        • McSwagg

          That would make it an ass-hat trick.

    • Gyeo

      As I like to say, Cruz isn’t insane. He knows what he’s doing. He’s just an evil malignant sociopath.

      • IamM

        He really missed his calling to be an ISIS suicide bomber.

  • John P.

    Go ahead Ted, keep digging that hole deeper.

  • goofy_joe

    Do these guys really not know how the law works? How arrogant to say that you know better than the Supreme Court of the United States! Why do they keep supporting these people who obviously don’t like how our country was founded?

    • TimG

      well, he was just a shopgirl … uh, clerk at the court.

  • Sam_Handwich

    Yes, a brilliant lawyer isn’t he?

    I guess by his logic, interracial marriage is still illegal in 16 states

    • Ninja0980

      Indeed, and that ban would apply to his own marriage as well.

      • D. J.

        His wife may be very happy reading that.

    • HadenoughBS

      Our esteemed Texas Senator (gag!) continues to prove he’s one of the biggest – if not El Numero Uno – clown in the GOPer Presidential candidate clown car. His big red rubber nose is soooo big I’m surprised he can fit inside the clown car with the rest of the, what, baker’s dozen plus candidates? And his nose only gets bigger every time he makes a pronouncement like this one!!!

      • ColdDesert

        There are so many different characteristics to measure clown though…to my mind, Huckabee and Santorum are bigger clowns in the religious area.

        • HadenoughBS

          Well, of course they are – LOL. I guess it takes all kinds of clowns to fill the GOPer 2016 car, huh? Just wait until they try to squeeze up coming candidate Chris Christie inside. Time to consider a clown limo??

          • vorpal

            I prefer the idea of a clown dump truck. Or one of those garbage trucks where you throw the trash in the back and it chews it up and compresses it.

          • Paula

            I was thinking a cement truck. At least, all the crazy could be blended to be more homogenous. Then we would know what to expect.

          • vorpal

            I like it, but I think actually mixing them with cement wouldn’t serve much purpose. There isn’t enough of it in a truck to even slightly muffle all of that crazy banshee screeching!

          • ColdDesert

            He’ll just be in the pull-behind Uhaul trailer.

          • mr wonderful

            Uhhh… that’d be Y’all-Haul

          • ColdDesert

            Hey now you’re just being a bigot, not all backward conservative idiots are southerners.

      • Hehe, “baker’s dozen” ..I see what ya did there!

        Calling all cake martyrs to the clown car – “Room for one more, honey!”

      • Cattleya1

        How are they all going to get into the clown car now that Christie has declared? Maybe they could stick Santorum up the exhaust. They could tie Walker across the hood like a deer trophy. Rand could hang onto the side with his hand through the window on the horn. Carson needs to stay home and read a high school civics book. They could tie The Donald to the rear bumper. It is still going to be really tight.

        • Piet

          Cruz can ride on top in the rMoney dog box.

    • Gustav2

      Today on MSNBC Morning Blow he said yes, another state’s clerks would likely be sued and the courts would use the ruling a precedent.

      What an ass.

    • Lawerence Collins

      One of the Carolina’s just made it legal to deny a marriage license to interracial couples.

      • William

        Forward, to the past!

        • Harley

          No thanks. Back to the future for me.

  • olandp

    May I suggest a new tag for Pendejo? “What an ass.”

  • Steverino

    I was wondering when that tired old ruse would be tossed out there (as it was in California two years ago after the Prop. 8 decision), and by who.

    Surprise, surprise.

  • JustSayin’

    Yeah ted see how well that works out for ya….

  • Ninja0980

    I guess his own interracial marriage is null and void under the law as well then.

    • Reality.Bites

      Being Canadian isn’t actually a race. 😛

      • Treg Brown

        I think he was referencing that Ted’s a reptile, and his wife is human. 🙂

        • Christopher

          If she willingly married Ted, then she gave up the right to call herself human.

          • vorpal

            Do we know for certain that it’s her fault and was consensual?

            Maybe Teddy outraced her, raped her, and threw 50 shekels of silver at her dad.

          • Christopher

            Ha!

            He paid her dad after Duggering her! 😉

          • vorpal

            It’s the biblical literalist way!

      • TampaDink

        I think that Raphael qualifies as biracial since he is 1/2 latino….unless his wife is also born to one American & one latino, his is a mixed race marriage. This isn’t even addressing that he is not fully human.

      • RoFaWh

        Yes, it is.

        It’s always a race to see who gets the last butter tart.

  • shellback

  • Stev84

    Just look at his father. Then you know how crazy he truly is. Any appearance of sanity is just an act.

    Also, an judicial order is just formality. It would take a few weeks or months at most for lower courts to weigh in and conclude their own cases. So at best (or worst depending on the POV) that delays things a bit.

  • geoffalnutt

    This is so great! They can continue to beat the dead horse… to fuck that chicken, etc…and the GOP will be laughed off the face of the Earth even sooner! Yay!!

  • stuckinthewoods

    How many more weeks until the crazies flush it through their systems and we return to the usual background level?

    • Sam_Handwich

      Things will simmer down once Fox News rolls out War on Christmas 2015® sometime in August.

      • MDB

        The new sequel starring Josh Duggar ???

      • TampaDink

        War on Christmas, starring White Santa.

        • D. J.

          And hunky White Jeebus. No manger scenes because Vitter will get aroused seeing Jeebus in a diaper.

          • TampaDink

            With bouncin’ & behavin’ hair, blue eyes & who speaketh English with a southern dialect.

    • But their tears of impotent rage are SO delicious!

  • Irishsupporter

    for Ted Cruz denial is not just a river in egypt!!!

  • MDB

    Raphael, if we just ignore you,will you just be irrelevant ?????

  • Michael Senesac

    So why didn’t he come up with this idea when the SCOTUS first announced the “question before them?”

  • CubbyPQ

    “Cruz — a former Supreme Court clerk”. Seriously? So he’s evil *and* smart? A supremely dangerous combination.

    • KnownDonorDad

      He went to Princeton and Harvard Law School. Dangerous combination indeed.

  • David F.

    Oh ye of infinite assholery – I suggest you look up the word sedition.

  • MBear

    what an asshole

  • Craig S

    Let’s all take a moment to thank Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass for funding this idiot.

    • oikos

      Wonder how their summer business revenues are doing? :-))

      • Traxley Launderette

        What revenues?

        • Harley

          After all, we are entitled and all.

  • DiatribesAndOvations

    How can anyone seriously consider this numb-skull fit to be President?

    • KnownDonorDad

      Religious fundamentalism.

  • KnownDonorDad

    This is the same sort of batcrappery that certain commenters voiced before Obergefell when they said that SSM was only legal about a dozen states, because the federal court decisions somehow didn’t count. They’ve got nothing.

  • JT

    Interesting how all these “patriots” are really seditious, treasonous bastards.

  • Mark

    Isn’t Ted the very same reptile that “acquiesced” to a homo in NY for a little cash? So, either Ted supports prostitution, or he really likes sucking dick for cash.

    • Xuuths

      Details?

      • SockMikey

        I *think* he may be referring to the meeting with Mati Weiderpass & Ian Reisner and the returned donation. 🙂

        • People4Humanity

          … the allegedly “returned” donation

        • lattebud

          There is always the option to donate to PAC that doesn’t have to report the donation.

  • Christophe

    Cruz’s “opinion” Does Not Matter. The only opinion that matters is that of The Supreme Court! Let’s just admit it: the Republican party has failed the country and is absolutely not fit to govern. Their candidates are nothing more than parties to a criminal syndicate that cannot and will not abide by the laws of our nation, and they’re proving it yet again, at this moment. Issue those lawful marriage licenses, and keep doing so — or get out!!!

  • Traxley Launderette

    Can we please have Mulder and Scully partner with the SCP Foundation and save the world before it’s too late?

    http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-series

    (Possibly NSFW, contains monsters)

  • Philly Mike

    Ted Cruz “I should be President because i make my own rules as I go”

  • Mike__in_Houston

    “Cruz also says that any Republican who abides by the ruling is secretly a supporter of same-sex marriage.”

    He says that like it’s a bad thing.

  • Michael Rush

    federal , bitch .

  • SockMikey

    Seems pretty clear to me…

    Page 28 of SCOTUS Decision

    The Court, in this decision, holds same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry in all States. It follows that the Court also must hold—and it now does hold—that there is no lawful basis for a State to refuse to recognize a lawful same-sex marriage performed in another State on the ground of its same-sex character.

    • shellback

      Please, please, please. Don’t cloud the issue with facts.

    • Xuuths

      Yes, cruz knows this and is blatantly lying about it.

      • ColdDesert

        It’s possible for conservatives to do this because many of them are old and incapable of downloading PDF versions of Supreme Court decisions.

      • JoeNCA

        Just like he’s lying about jailing preachers. It’s all about money, votes and power.

    • IamM

      So ambiguous. /s

  • Michael Rush

    now that we have our supreme court decision it’s a contest of who can make the most outrageously stupid comment
    ( besides the dissenting judges )

  • JJS_prime

    Ignoring Rafael Cruz would be more productive.

  • Pete

    Cruz is immensely popular in Texas. Life must be tough for Texas gays, if he is representative of Texas culture.

  • Robert Rhea

    In Related News: Ted Cruz decides that the sky is purple. Both decisions have the same impact in reality

  • Blake Jordan

    But all 14 states have already started, right?

    • Reality.Bites

      Yes, it’s shocking how few people wait for a senator from Texas who’s despised by his fellow Republican colleagues to speak up before they act.

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  • furyatx

    You lost you stupid bitch. What do you not get about “Its the law of the land in all 50 states;” don’t you understand? Step away from the stack of bibles Mr. Cruz. They obviously contain some form of deadly radiation and are contaminating your brain with stupidity. We need to send a hazmat team in to burn these things immediately.

    • McSwagg

      And there is the mistake we keep making. Burning them disperses and spreads the contamination. They need to be encased in concrete and buried in a geologically stable mine. Although with all the fracking, I don;t know where we will find a geologically stable mine/

  • David L. Caster

    Ted Cruz will never be POTUS.

    • From your lips to the voters hearts.

    • McSwagg

      True, but he can have the POUTS.

  • Xuuths

    Now, cruz, dear, as an attorney who has argued in front of the SCOTUS, you know what you’re saying is a lie. You know that the ruling is binding on all 50 states and protectorates. You know that unless the decision is specifically stated as being limited, it applies everywhere, not the other way around.

    So, to recap, you’re lying and you know you’re lying.

  • William

    Go back to planet Crazy.

  • HZ81

    Don’t like something? Just ignore it, like taxes or cancer. No bigs!

    Oh, conservatives. How you embarrass us all.

    • IamM

      Or pollution and global warming.

      By Republican logic if your house were on fire you should just deny that it was happening because the implications are unpleasant.

      • HZ81

        What fire? It’s merely the hot breath of Jesus signing your brow.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    It’s at time like this that I am thankful he gave up his Canadian citizenship…….I’m also saddened that my brothers and sisters stateside got stuck with him. He’s completely dishonest, I doubt the man would know the truth if it came out of the mouth of his invisible friend Jesus.

  • TexasBoy

    Ted may want to look up “unconstitutional” in the dictionary.

  • Bruno

    Good thing we’ve had lawsuits in every state to preempt this kind of foolishness. I’m looking at you, Kansas.

  • Larry in Oklahoma

    Teddy, dear, more than 50% of Americans supported same sex marriage. Hush, baby, yer an embarrassment to your family, your state, and, oh yeah, you go ahead and talk on but you are never gonna be Prez.

  • I love how the ‘baggers ‘n goppers scream daily about Obama the dictator, tyranny!! lawlessness!!! ..while simultaneously announcing which laws they will decide to follow, how they will simply ignore separation of powers, and coming up with bullshit like mandatory church attendance.

  • TexPlant

    he can blather on all he wants to – the only thing that matters is the reality that SCOTUS made ssm law.

  • Bob Conti

    Perhaps everyone should ignore Ted Cruz.

  • Greg B.

    Hear that, southern states? Only Virginia has to allow marriages between blacks and whites. Thanks for the clarification, Teddy.

  • Michael Rush

    this weirdo went to harvard and got a near-perfect score on the LSAT .

    i suppose we have to toss the idea that he is stupid and deal with him as someone who knows how to manipulate the extremely stupid , which isn’t the crowd an intelligent person should aspire to have as their base . but he is paid very well for this . ugh .

    https://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_960w/Boston/2011-2020/2013/11/10/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/cruz-big-1642.jpg

    • bambinoitaliano

      Like the guys in Duck Dynasty. They are selling a brand that cater to specific group of consumers. Kind of like drug dealers. They don’t care who’s lives they destroy as long as they get to fatten their bank accounts with the least amount of work.

    • Stev84

      His fellow students considered him crazy and dangerous even then

  • bambinoitaliano

    These clowns are like entering into those money grab machines. They have zero interest in any civic duties for the citizens.
    https://youtu.be/wEpY7Cm_d8w
    Sorry for the blurry footage, it’s the only one I can find.

  • Cosmo Tupper

    Ok, Canada. How much for you to take him back? We must do whatever it takes to get this treasonous dictator deported. There HAS to be a loophole somewhere to boot his sorry ass to the border. Asswipe is a DOCUMENTED defector from Canada. Maybe he’d be more at home in, say, Uganda?

    • William

      They would insist we keep Bieber.

      • RoFaWh

        And Celine Dion.

        • William

          Celine is being held at a secure location in Las Vegas and presents no danger to the general public.

          • As long as the secure location is sound proof, she can stay.

      • NOT Beiber!! nooooooooooooooooo!

  • Ian

    I’m GLAD this issue isn’t going away. I hope we can keep gay marriage monkey on the GOP’s back for as long as possible. It will only help us as 63% and 5/9 justices support it. I was worried that the GOP would take the pass offered to just let sleeping dogs lie (pun intended). Hope they continue to just drag the GOP down in to the mud on this. GREAT I say, and cheer to Cruz for keeping the GOP on message. You go, gurl.

    • Reality.Bites

      Ah, but it is. Scott Walker, Jeb Bush, Marco (or is it Mario?) Rubio, Chris Christie – have had nothing to say. And Lindsay Graham as said it’s time to move on.

      Marriage will be a minor issue in the Republican nomination race and a non-issue in the Presidential race.

  • Canadian Observer

    Time for whatever bar association he belongs to to call him in for a disciplinary hearing and revoke his licence to practice law.

    • Arkansan

      Practicing is a good term for what he is doing with our laws.

  • Kissmagrits

    Starting out with a Cuban refugee family, it’s very odd that Ted won’t be joining his daddy Raphael in a traditional celebration of constitutional freedoms on the 4th. Both became “carpet baggers turned tea baggers” years ago and all but ignore the constitution whenever it doesn’t suit their agenda or support their latest con.

    One has to ask: Whose flag will the Cruz family be saluting on the 4th of July?

    • The flag of greed, hate and bigotry. I’m guessing a confederate flag?

  • BaddogLtd

    Ted Cruz to the Religious Right – “What’ll it be? Hips or lips?”

  • Jan Wesselius

    Cruz says that only the states that were involved have to follow the SCOTUS. OK since he is a senator from Texas, only Texas has to follow any laws that he makes in the US Senate.

  • SophieCT

    You would not believe the number of right wing nut jobs calling to abolish the Supreme Court on Facebook today.

    • What a sore losers! Go ahead and take you ball and go home, we’ll find another one.

  • zhera

    He knows perfectly well that he’s lying. And that makes him an even bigger asshole.

  • Anyone else get a craving for pork rinds and jowl bacon?

  • Larry Lautzenheiser

    I choose to ignore anyone born to a US citizen while living outside of the US is a “natural born citizen”.

  • Hey Ted! You lost. It’s over. There will be kicking and screaming from a few bad hats, but your side lost. Now, please just go away, ok?

  • Robincho

    Munster, party of one… your coffin is ready.

  • TreGibbs

    I have a better idea – let’s ignore Raphael Cruz.

  • TampaZeke

    Yeah, Cruz decides all kinds of things that don’t reflect reality, science of common sense. That’s the problem with giving people with “sincerely held beliefs” exemptions from laws. Slave owners had sincerely held beliefs. Nazis had sincerely held beliefs. Segregationists had sincerely held beliefs. Beliefs are often misinformed and dangerous when put into PRACTICE.

    • CB

      Every time I hear “sincerely held beliefs,” my head darn near explodes. How can this be a defense of anything? How doe we define and quantify? Makes me so mad. Grrrr.

  • The-Noodle-Almighty

    I thought this clown clerked at the Supreme Court. He’s knows how SC rulings work, but he’s got to lie to his base, to keep them riled up.

  • Harley

    Sorry. I don’t speak foreign born grifter who doesn’t understand the constitution. Is this really the best that the rethugliKKKlans can come up with?

  • billbear1961

    Oh, just STFU, you useless, hateful, pandering, fascist waste of SPACE!

    How about we just ignore YOU?!

  • Harley

    I’ll drop this here.

    • Piet

      If ever there were a face made precisely for lying and insincerity, for grift and shystering, Sr. Cruz has it. Every time I look at him he makes me remember Joe McCarthy, and not in any good way. Immoral, vile, disgusting, bigoted, and as trustworthy as a cottonmouth. Bless his heart.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    So, like Alabama, Cruz thinks that there is some ambiguity in this. That unless specifically spelled out so that a fucking two-year-old could understand it, it can be argued. He’s taking Moore’s view that the ruling only applies to those involved in the case and no one else.

  • Jim

    The solution to this problem is to ignore Ted Cruz. Which is exactly what everybody is doing. Good for them.

  • goofy_joe

    His face just says, “I just farted” every time he tries to smile. Does anyone else see this?

  • Syttende Mai

    I love how he drives the fascists bat-crap crazy!