My Five Questions for Ted Cruz

Ted CruzAt the last Republican debate Ted Cruz mentioned the five government agencies that he would cut: “Five major agencies that we would eliminate: the IRS, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce, and HUD.” Thanks to the fact that I’m so hooked into the Cruz 2016 campaign, I was able to have a wide ranging interview with him. I think we got a lot of clarity on what kind of administration that he would run. And I have to say, I’m much more supportive of his candidacy now.

FC: Thank you for speaking with me, Mr Cruz. Just on a personal level, what are your favorite colors?

TC: There are five major colors that I like: blue, red, green, red, and yellow.

FC: I’m very fond of those colors too. In the sense of knowing your enemy, what are the Five Pillars of Islam?

TC: I wouldn’t say that Islam is my enemy. It’s just more that I want to kill all Muslims. But the Five Pillars of Islam are: faith, prayer, charity, prayer, and fasting.

FC: And the counting numbers: what are the first five?

TC: Well, that’s an easy one: 1, 2, 3, 2, and 4. I mean 5! Of course: 5! You slipped a gotcha question in there!

FC: Sorry. Just doing my job. The five books of the Torah?

TC: I know these very well: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Genesis, and Deuteronomy.

FC: I think you left out Numbers…

TC: Did I? I’ve never been too good with the ones above three.

FC: Clearly. But I really appreciate you speaking to me today.

TC: It was my pleasure. In fact, there are five ways that it was my pleasure…

FC: I’m sorry. That’s all the time we have now.

Afterword

I just realized that after the last debate, I wrote, Ted Cruz Whined About Five Substantive Questions. And I misquoted him! It should have been:

  1. Donald Trump, are you a comic-book villain?
  2. Ben Carson, can you do math?
  3. John Kasich, will you insult two people over here?
  4. Ben Carson, can you do math?
  5. Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen?

10 thoughts on “My Five Questions for Ted Cruz

  1. Anyone can flub under pressure. Only human, and all that.

    Believe me, on my list of problems w/ Cruz, this doesn’t make my top five. Not even once.

    • Of course not! Nor was Rick Perry’s flub what doomed his campaign. (It was the “don’t have a heart” moment.) I was just teasing. One thing I will grant Ted Cruz: he’s actually smart. That’s one of the things that makes him so dangerous.

      • Don’t tease Republicans. You know they have thin skins, can’t even take “tough” questions at their own debates.

        Interesting question. Is a smart Cruz more dangerous than a not-so-smart Carson or Trump?

        • I think, due to Cruz’s amazingly high levels of arrogance, that it is irrelevant how intelligent he is. He may be smart but he is dumb in a way that a lot of really bright people can be-he thinks he knows everything so why should he listen to anyone else?

          That level of arrogance is what is dangerous.

        • Given that Carson and Trump think they are far smarter than they are, they are probably more dangerous. On the other hand, Cruz strikes me as a Hitler or a Stalin. So it’s hard to say.

  2. You are moving in the world if you score an interview with Faux Cruz. Not sure which direction though.

    • Actually, the article is an indication of being overworked. I have 60 articles in my RSS feed. And all I want to do is go to bed. Which is what I will do as soon as I get do going over the comments.

        • The level of response to comments is insane. I don’t think it’s conducive to sleep. It’s great and unlike any other blog, but sleep is very important.

          • It is nice but again not worth his rest. At least he doesn’t use his phone like I do or a tablet. Then we would have to chain him down to get him to sleep.

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