Ted Cruz Picks Up Teabagistan’s Latest Insane Claim

Responding to a reporter’s questions about the Colorado shooting, Ted Cruz yesterday parroted Teabagistan’s latest insane claim that the killer is transgender. All because a voter registration typo has an “F” next to his name. Via Huffington Post:

When a reporter reminded the Texas senator that the suspect allegedly made a comment about “baby parts” while being arrested, Cruz countered, “It’s also been reported that he was registered as an independent and a woman and transgendered leftist activist, if that’s what he is.” Dear’s voter registration, where he is listed as a woman, was uncovered by the Gateway Pundit, a self-described “right-of-center news website.” “We know that he was a man who was registered to vote as a woman,” Cruz said. “The media promptly wants to blame him on the pro-life moment when at this point there is very little evidence to suggest that.”

The Gateway Pundit is Jim Hoft, also known as “the dumbest man on the internet” due to his many ridiculous claims. Shortly after Colorado the attack began, Hoft reported that the killer’s name was Sam Hyde, which is a long-running hoax meme promulgated by members of 4Chan. Hoft later erased those claims and replaced them with the name of actual killer, but his URL reveals the original claim.

  • JT

    Breitbart fed shit to Cruz and he ate it. Then he vomited it out in public and Breitbart reported it.

    Wingnut propaganda in action.

    • Gustav2

      …and now it will never go away.

      • Bj Lincoln

        Sadly true.

      • glass

        That’s because that asshole reporter Ben Ghazi keeps telling all sorts of lies. Someone should check his birth certificate and see if he is even a ‘murican.

        • Steverino

          He changed his name from Ben Gay to Ben Ghazi, so all gay people, including Hillary, are responsible for Benghazi.

          • glass

            And Obama. He’s got his evil demon hands in everything. I dropped something the other day, it was TOTALLY his fault. That gosh dern Obama!

            I’ve had enough! I’m calling Batman to fix the problem.

      • Dramphooey

        I think you came up the motto of the New Media. “The New Media … and now the lie will never go away.”

      • Octoberfurst

        You’re absolutely right about that! Wingnut lies never die. Of course to a rational person the idea of a transgendered Left-wing activist shooting up a Planned Parenthood center is absurd. It makes no sense at all. But right-wingers have never been known for their logic or common sense. (After all they believe that Obama is a gay, Islamist Marxist even though it would be impossible for him to be all three things at the same time.) They just don’t want their side to take the blame for the shooting so they come up with bullshit lies.

        • Homo Erectus

          Kinda like the mobs of Muslims cheering in Jersey City, huh?

          • Octoberfurst


    • Michael Rush

      How long is the Ted Cruz human centipede ?

    • Butch1

      It’s as if Andrew Breitbart never died. ::::sigh::::

      • JW Swift

        The tentacles grow back even if they die off.

    • Duane Dimitrov

      Pretty much.

      It’s laid bare here, wonder if the morons who believe this shit will wake up and smell the reality?

      Are those crickets I hear?

      Oh, they are, since these arguments are designed to serve as a psychological balm to right wingers whenever the facts don’t, ahem, suit them. They’re not designed to reflect reality, quite the opposite; they’re designed to deny it.

    • JCF

      It’s the Circle of Lie, the Wheel of Bullshit….

  • geoffalnutt

    Mr. Haney (Green Acres) was the very soul of decency and morality compared to Cruz. Ted has no redeeming qualities at all. None.

    • SoCalVet

      they look alike and sound alike too.

  • David Walker

    Truth? Truth? We don’t need no fuckin’ truth.

  • Prion

    • JCF

      “Choose Life”: what his attorney will say to the jury during the penalty phase.

      [Disclaimer: if I were on the jury, that’s what I would give him, too. Because I really am “Pro-Life” towards human (Requires freely-chosen birth by the mother!) beings.]

  • Prion


    • JT

      According to Cruz and Breitbart, both of them are transgendered leftist activists.

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      • lattebud

        I was mistaken. I saw transgendered activist and anti-choice and thought the comic was depicting Ann Coulter.

      • Butch1

        Just because of a typo; this can easily be corrected. Just ask him and he will correct the mistake some person typed on the form. Perhaps he did it; he doesn’t look that bright.

    • Steverino

      Indeed. As we all know, there is no “pro-life” movement in this country, or anywhere else- it is a red herring misnomer for opposing access to abortion and women’s reproductive health care. It is clear the “pro-life” enthusiasts do not place much value on life, and very little value on living. It is a manifestation of the misogyny and misanthropy of a right-wing death cult that opposes pre-natal and neonatal care, promotes the subjugation of women and demonization of sexual minorities, and glorifies war, capital punishment, and genocide, all under color of religion.

  • Jones

    Teddy Bear the Porcupine talks truth and makes perfect
    sense. Teddy the presidential candidate talks and doesn’t make any sense.


    • Bj Lincoln

      Now there is a creature who truly enjoys a good meal!
      My cat and I have similar conversations all making more sense than any GOP candidate.

  • Blake Jordan

    Doubtful he will correct himself / apologize, since he has not distanced himself from the “Kill the Gays” conference he attended…

    • lattebud

      If so, it will be “I apologize if anyone was offended by my accurate comments” bs.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    Right, because the shooter looked like a transgendered woman, beard, poor grooming and all. This is laughable; insane, but laughable. Also, the last time I checked, it wasn’t the left that opposed abortion, but maybe I woke up in an alternate universe today.

  • Necessitas

    You are only as good as the company you keep.

    • SoCalVet

      birds of a fucking feather.

      • lattebud

        Oh yes…

        • Butch1

          Someone needs to be on thyroid medication.

        • William

          Eek! Someone who is more frightening than Rafael.

      • JCF

        Birds of a Diddling Duggar.

    • Butch1

      “Sewer water seeks its own level.”

  • Blobby

    Cruz is a truly vile man. It is not wonder the devil supports him.

    (ok…..it’s just me on halloween).

    • lattebud

      Looking very dapper there….

      But I was hoping you’d also include the sh!t that flowed from his mouth.

    • B Snow

      Nice one!

      In 2008 I went to our Harry Potter group’s Halloween party dressed as Sarah Palin, with a “Republicans for Voldemort” bumper sticker on my, um, bumper. I won the prize for “scariest costume”.

      • Blobby

        oddly enough, I only offended one person. I felt like a failure.

        • Man_in_the_mists

          Were they offended because even Satan has standards?

          • Blobby

            believe it or not, they were offended because I told them that “I” (meaning the devil) had a new boss.

  • clay

    Ted Cruz wants wants transgender activists to have to register, but not their guns.

  • Ninja0980

    And the scary and sad part is the right wing base will be stupid enough to believe it.

    • Of course they will because first of all they want to believe it and second — Dear looks like any number of the female members of their families.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        OK, that may me laugh!

      • David Walker

        There’s a line in Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Patience” that may apply: “If they want insipidity, they shall have it!”

        • Hryflex

          That sounds like a compliment ironical.

          • Robincho

            … for the rabble quite moronical.

      • nocadrummer

        Or at least like the female members they’d “do”.

  • Christopher

    These people are everywhere!

    I took this photo myself, just a block away from my bookstore in Hermann, MO a few YEARS ago.

    • Bj Lincoln

      That says it all.

    • Because the only thing that celebrates the sanctity of life more than a rifle is a sniper rifle.

      • Brian in Valdosta

        … does the sniper rifle come with training wheels? You know, so that 6-year-old can also use it.

        • McSwagg

          “A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities.”

          This 9-year-old could have used those training wheels a little over a year ago.


          • Grumpy old Man

            Think about that whole business model – take your family to the range and let them shoot a machine pistol. More interactive than a Disney ride. There are vacation packages around shooting various high-powered weapons (not that there isn’t a huge rush shooting weapons like grenade launchers, machine guns, recoil-less rifles but I was a Marine at the time).

    • zhera

      Pro-life rifle? Is there an etching of a fetus on it?

    • LovesIrony

      Knights of Columbus: turn the other cheek and then blow their fucking head off.

    • Michael Abbett

      That is far more dangerous than any “hateful rhetoric” you will ever read on any blog, and far more likely to provoke a violent act. It all but directly encourages it. We won marriage equality in all 50 states through legal means, not by shooting people, because we are better people than them. We might bitch a lot and call names but those names are usually accurate and well-earned. Nobody on our side is out there taking up arms and shooting churches over a little shade being thrown. These people are on their way out and they damned well know it. Their political clout is dwindling and they seem perfectly delighted in their desperation to take as many people out with them on their way to the dustbin of history. I think we all knew they wouldn’t go quietly.

      • Friday

        And we didn’t even glitter-bomb them back to the DIsco Age. 🙂

  • Jan Wesselius

    Cruz is a lot like Bush Jr. He makes up the “facts” as he goes along.

    • Bj Lincoln

      I hated shrub 2. He cheated his way into office both times. I could never understand how a man who drove his state into the ground could handle the whole country. He couldn’t. He ruined us and it’s taken this long to get some footing back. He was the WORST President EVER.

      • David Walker

        Followed by arguably one of the best.

      • fuow

        Wait until 2016. Democratic Party turnout so far has been awful.

      • Marides48

        Don’t forget Teddy’s a Senator from TEXAS!

    • Butch1

      Bush has to be told the facts and then doesn’t care about them.

    • RoFaWh

      He’s never heard an urban legend he didn’t like.

      No ability to think critically.

  • Bj Lincoln

    Did he see a picture of this creep?! There is NO way in hell that man is transgender. I really hate when people who don’t know better, call someone a name using the wrong word. It’s not transgendered.

    • glass

      I know right? The man is a Transient, not Transgendered.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Its the same thing !

        ( says the teabaggot )

  • bryan

    Because, according to the Cruztians, we must name jihadists for what they are : ‘Islamic’ terrorists. But when they are bible believing, gun loving, conservative christian terrorists, we must take our time, speculate, and assume they are transgender.

    • David Walker

      Now you got it.

  • Michael Abbett

    These people aren’t fit to lead a class field trip, much less the free world. Dumbest group of GOP candidates I’ve ever witnessed in my life, and that’s saying a shit ton.

    • zhera

      I blame McCain. He set the standard with Sarah Palin.

      • 2patricius2

        You mean Sarah the quitter?

      • RoFaWh

        I’ve read that Palin was foisted onto McCain by the powers that be in the GOP. That he himself had nothing to do with the decision to put her in the VP slot and was totally ignorant of who she was and what her history was.

        True? False? Anyone know for sure?

        • TrollopeReader

          Whatever the case, no one, and I repeat no one, did any vetting. At all. And they call out Rubio for his credit card abuse? She did what, thousands upon thousands for new wardrobes for her and the campaign (as if they don’t have clothes in Alaska, even good ones for the governor).

          But with all the applause, the “hominess (but not wholesomness) “, etc, they thought they’d a winner……

        • zhera

          Pretty sure he could’ve said no. But it’s possible he was persuaded by his people.

          • Brian in Valdosta

            Handlers, ya know.

    • Chucktech

      Really. Romney was, laughably, the best they had. Once that wad was shot, they have nothing.

    • Priya Lynn

      Only Americans think their president is the leader of the free world. Such arrogance.

  • Steven B

    Let me get this straight. THIS is the man you think is a transgendered leftist activist? The same man who made anti-abortion and anti-government comments to law enforcement after handing out impeach Obama propaganda? THIS man?
    Ah, ok then. At least you got the activist part right.

    • Butch1

      Cruz needs to be put into the same cell with this person and accuse him of being the same things and lets see what the reaction is.

      First, does Cruz have the spine and cojones to do it? Absolutely not. He is all talk, no balls. This person would most likely remove them and feed them to him if he said anything like that to him and Cruz knows it. Cruz is a weasel talking liar, but not a fool.

  • zhera

    What news papers/sites does this moron read? Could someone ask him, a la Palin?

    • Henri205

      I loathe this man but he knows better. He’s just pandering in his calculating way to appeal to his ignorant supporters, and hoping to attract more, of course.

  • popebuck1

    Well, of course, to these guys, trans people just wake up and blithely decide to declare themselves the opposite sex for the day, perhaps to get a thrill in the ladies’ room. So it would make sense that a one-time typo is enough proof. Maybe he wanted to scope out naked ladies in the ladies’ voting booth! (Which presumes he was drastically misled about the nature of voting booths, but that’s another story.)

  • ab

    On the news they showed the trailer that he lived in, it had a crucifix on the front of it.

    • RoFaWh

      What I noticed: a news photo of Dear’s “shack” with the camera carefully positioned to obscure the trailer he actually lives in. The tiny “shack” depicted is just an entryway Dear must’ve cobbled together.

      • ab

        Home sweet home.

  • Blake Jordan

    This is the party, and probably the candidate, that Caitlyn Jenner supports…

    • Chucktech

      Just because you’re transgender doesn’t mean you’re not an asshole.

  • Daveed_WOW

    Yawn…..the Right loves to sexualize, genderize and problematize using the prejudices of their constituency of bigots and ignoramuses. This is Puritanism. I’m surprised that Cruz didn’t say he saw Dear dancing naked in the woods with the other witches of Salem.

    • RoFaWh

      You really shouldn’t post things like that. Cruz will see it and start claiming it’s true, true, true!

      Actually, dancing naked in the woods is much overrated, given the biting insects that make the most of the occasion.

      • Daveed_WOW

        In my experience, the dancing and the big bonfire keep the bugs away.

  • tcinsf

    Let me get this straight..
    Person of color commits a crime, all persons of color are guilty.
    Muslim commits a crime, all muslims are guilty.
    Immigrant commits a crime, all immigrants are guilty.
    -continue with all possible minority groups and protected classes-
    But, a straight white conservative christian male commits a crime
    1) claim that the left wing media is claiming all straight white christians are guilty, when really, all that’s been said is that the perp’s acts are not surprising based on hateful rhetoric
    2) claim on the bullshitiest of bullshit evidence that the perp isn’t rally a straight white male conservative christian.

    Got it. Goebbels smiles a little from hell.

    • olandp

      That sums it up.

    • JCF

      2.b.) “He’s not on our mailing list” and, especially

      2.c.) “He’s obviously insane” [Please note: people of color, Muslims, immigrants never get the benefit of the Insanity Defense. Of people who commit violent acts, black people are ALL thugs, Muslims are ALL terrorists, immigrants are ALL “trying to take over our country”. No mental illness here!]

  • bambinoitaliano

    These people are idiots if they do not see how quick they get disowned the moment one does not fit their agenda. They will make up lies to distance themselves. The murderer is just another collateral damage.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Cruz needs to have a scarlet letter D branded on his forehead for “Dumbass”.

    • marti386

      I was gonna say he needed a F for “Fuckhead”. 😛

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        There’s no reason he can’t be branded all over.

    • Butch1

      I think an “L” would be appropriate for LIAR! For such a “christian” man, he sure does a lot of lying and bearing of false witness of people. Those are two of the “Big Commandments” that he continues to break and his “minister” father says nothing. This man is a hypocrite.

    • Clive Johnson

      He already has a letter next to his name which means the same thing these days: (R).

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        I figured the D (which has another meaning in politics) would annoy him the most.

    • Acronym Jim

      It’s too bad he doesn’t have much of a forehead, otherwise we could teach the kiddies the whole alphabet – starting with A for asshole and ending with Z for zoilist.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Said a regular teabaggot on another site :

    “The shooter smokes pot and admits to liking kinky sex,
    therefore isn`t a conservative. Conservatives don`t smoke pot and although we like kinky sex we don`t admit it ” ( smilieface )

    • vorpal

      That’s their excuse for everything:
      “Nawt a REEEEYUL Christstain!”
      “Nawt a REEEEYUL conservative!”
      It makes sense, as it’s reminiscent of five year olds building a fort with a “NO GIRLS ALLOWED!” sign.

      • RoFaWh

        I think the sign was actually NO GUЯLS ALLOWED.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Or tranneeez !!

          • vorpal

            Better watch that pretty little mouth of yours, or they’ll kick sand in your face and won’t let you play with their toys.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Totally not worried

      • Homo Erectus

        Well, I’m not a christian or a conservative, but I have that sign nailed to the door of my dungeon.

    • RoFaWh

      Could it be, could it, that the reason people call themselves conservatives is that they don’t smoke enough weed?

  • Richard B

    It is disturbing that the Republican party has become so corrupted by a small minority of special interests, that it competes for the vote of the masses by repeating outrageous misinformation. If they do it enough, it confuses the electorate on what is real and what is not. The strategy is the electorate gets so discourage, the masses either don’t vote or it makes it votes based on misinformation. It is political propaganda. Ted Cruz is crazy like a fox and knows exactly what he is doing. Though Ted Cruz is a manipulative liar, has disgusting views, and should never hold no elective office, he is rising in the polls. Openly lying to the electorate is a Republican meme. When you look closely at Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Chris Christy, and to various degrees, the rest of republican candidates, the willingness to say anything to gain an advantage with one audience and reversing it for another is a modern reoccurring pattern. George W. Bush did this to drum up the war with Iraq and Mick Romney did it throughout his campaign. I think the strategy is to disenfranchise the electorate to the degree, that they get so disgusted, they just don’t care to vote. This is how a powerful minority of interest groups hijacks a seemingly democratic election.

    • JW Swift

      If it was that small of a minority of the party, I doubt that far-right nutjobs like Trump and Carson would be leading in the polls. I think there’s a significant number of people in this country who think like these whackos do, otherwise their party MIGHT have some (slightly) more reasonable people leading the pack and getting the lion’s share of the media coverage, now.

  • Hey, piggy, there’s a bomb going off in Mosul, be on it. Save everyone a lotta pain and suffering by going to your Jeebus. There’s a time and place for being deliberately ignorant, then there’s attempting to give the bomb throwers more ammunition simply because you can.

  • Butch1

    Instead of the stenographers (journalists) continuing to jot down everything this evil weasel says about the obvious – White christian fundamentalist terrorist – who murdered three people, they should try and gather the correct information from other sources so they can stop the disinformation coming from this liar.

    He only brings up transgender and left to deride these two groups. It’s obvious they have nothing to do with these kinds of things and he knows very well who does. His own people are the culprits that do. So, he plants these seeds in the minds of the dim-witted who follow him and vote for him. We really need to stop his lies asap.

  • marti386

    Oh, HELL NO, Cruz. You’re not laying this on us. He’s one of yours.

  • MickinDetroit

    Kind of amazing that guy is going to be the next POTUS…

    • TampaDink

      Pres. of the Ugly Shitheads, maybe.

      • MickinDetroit

        ..by which you mean Americans. This election isn’t about who the best person for the job is…. its about visceral hatred. I’m in a blue state that has a far right gov, house and senate was close to going R in 2008 and 2012 and where there is a deep abiding hatred of the clintons and democrats in general…see :”Reagan Democrats” Dems seem to think any challenge from any of the nuts on the right is going to be a cakewalk for HRC…. I say, get ready to say President Cruz because his base and all Rs are fired up, engaged and vote….whereas our side can’t be bothered.

        • JCF

          If Nate Silvers says so, then I’ll worry. Right now, I’m enjoying the popcorn.

        • TampaDink

          I hope that your prediction is wrong.

  • Bluto

    It’s a teabagger trifecta. They’ll blame trans folks (all LGTB), libtards (everyone politically left of Jeb!), & pro-choice proponents (sane peeps) while screaming about Obama taking their guns & bibles without pausing the condemnation of all those whorish murdering woman who have the audacity to want control of their own bodies.

  • Clive Johnson

    Every few weeks or so I have this moment where I say to myself after reading the latest news, “Holy crap, this party and its supporters have degenerated! Can they go any lower?”

    And then I see the above story about Cruz and know that there will be many more instances of this to come, many more steps where reason is abandoned, where drooling dumbass ignorance is a criterion for political inclusion on the right, where scapegoating is done more and more openly, where intolerance grows and threats of violence translate into action.

  • Secure

    Tea Party scumbag. I hope Trump destroys the Ted Cruz campaign. Cruz is the worst.

    • Homo Erectus

      I still think Cruz is angling for the Trump VP slot.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I would ask if this man has no shame……but then I remind myself he’s a republican and all questions of that nature are resolved. QED

    • Natty Enquirer

      At long last, he has no shame. Kinda what we’d expect from that McCarthyesque sneer.

  • Gyeo

    I wonder, of the numbers of transwomen killed this year, how many of them were killed because of the type of lies Cruz and his cult continually spread about them. In a just society, he and his ilk would pay for their blood as well as the blood of the PP victims.

    Oh and Planned Parenthood once marked me down as both white and female but I don’t remember being either of those things, but an F on voter form couldn’t possibly be an error!

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      It certainly is an error. I wonder if his live-in girlfriend filled in the form for him, or if he deliberately checked that as a way to say FU to the “gubmint” that he hated so much, just like many teabaggers love to do.

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

    The GOP clown car should be equipped with Cruz Control.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Or at least ejection seats.

  • ultragreen

    The gender typo didn’t even occur on a government website — it was a 3rd party website that was peddling voter registration information. And the registered owner of the website may have been a wingnut.