Sen. Ted Cruz was forced to pause a speech in New Hampshire on Sunday after he reportedly terrified a little girl by shouting that her “world is on fire.”
While speaking at an event sponsored by the Strafford County Republican Committee, Cruz warned that there was an “urgency to politics today that is unlike anything any of us have ever seen.”
“It is now or never,” he explained. “I don’t think we’ve reached the point of no return yet. But we’re close. We are close! And I believe if we go four or eight more years on this same path, we risk losing the greatest country in the history of the world.”
“Millions of Americans are realizing this isn’t working,” the possible Republican presidential candidate continued. “The Obama economy is a disaster. Obamacare is a train wreck.”
“And the Obama-Clinton foreign policy of leading from behind — the whole world is on fire.”
Cruz had to pause his speech to respond to a little girl in the audience who was young enough to be carried by her mother.
“‘The world is on fire?!’ she asked, repeating his line on Obama-Clinton foreign policy.”
“The world is on fire,” Cruz replied, turning to face the girl and her mother. “Yes! Your world is on fire!”
Scaring the hell out of people is their only play. But scaring little kids…is this how Young Republicans are made? Damn. Yes, the Middle East and Africa are a mess. When in recent memory have they not been? The economy is better than it has been in a decade. Stock market’s off the chain, and we’re nearing full employment. Healthcare costs are coming down and more people than ever are insured. I swear, The president could shit piles of gold boullion, buy out the national debt with it and Republicans would still complain that he wrecked the bond market or whatever diddlyshit they could come up with.
Sure, there’s room for improvement. But the most aggrieved folk are the people who get keyed up by listening to the likes of Cruz. These dangerous demagogues can lie all the live long day and no one in the bubble blinks an eye.
Calm the fuck down, America.