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Ted Cruz’s RNC Speech Gets the Bad Lip Reading Treatment

Ted Cruz’s RNC Speech Gets the Bad Lip Reading Treatment

“What bugs me the most are the hair puppets.”

A little levity to kick off your evening — yesterday, the good folks of Bad Lip Reading released an abbreviated and hilarious rendition of Senator Cruz’s controversial RNC speech.

If you’re not familiar with Bad Lip Reading, they dub over clips of all kinds (not just political) with nonsensical garble.

“Last summer I was with Trump and we were by the pool and he was feisty, so he called for a happy child race. Then I punched his rib. Oh hey, someone’s giving me the hairy eyeball. Do you have a problem? Hey, I’m talking to you, Blondie,” says BLR Cruz.

It continues, “something you don’t know about Mr. Trump, the guy just got the weirdest medicine, for back phlegm, I hear. Ahhhhh, how gross can you get? I don’t even know how that works. The guy is way out of his mind, just like about all of you people, I guess.

One of my long-time favs from the BLR repertoire remains this faux Ron Paul ad. Cracks me up every time.

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Ted Cruz’s favorability has collapsed across the board in an array of poll’s since his convention appearance last week.

    JYLD in reply to secondwind. | July 26, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Ted Cruz Favorability Rating Collapse Confirmed in National and Ohio Post-RNC Convention Polls

    Kristinn Taylor Jul 26th, 2016 1:58 pm 291 Comments

    Ted Cruz’s failure to endorse rival Donald Trump for president at last week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio has apparently caused his favorability rating among GOP voters to collapse, according to a national survey and an Ohio poll.
    cruz angry

    An NBC News/Survey Monkey nationwide poll released Tuesday and a PPP survey of Ohio Republicans released Monday confirms the shocking collapse in Cruz’ favorability rating among Republican voters following the convention seen in a CNN/ORC poll released Monday.


    “Cruz’s move, however, appears to have backfired. While 60% of Republican voters had a positive impression of the former presidential candidate before the convention, just 33% have one now.”

    NBC News/Survey Monkey:

    “Ted Cruz, who scored a strong round of boos when he declined to endorse Trump in his speech to the RNC, was not viewed kindly by Republicans voters. Though Cruz finished second in the GOP primary race, just 28 percent of members of his own party now view him favorably; 68 percent now view him unfavorably. Clearly, his performance at the GOP convention was not received well by his party.”

    PPP Ohio:

    “The biggest loser from the convention is Ted Cruz though. He has an 18/65 favorability rating with Ohio voters, making him by far and away the least popular figure in our poll. Even among Republicans he’s at just 23/61. We asked GOP voters who they would support in a hypothetical primary contest between Trump and Cruz, and Trump wins out 61-19.”

    So that’s another reason not to vote for Trump, for doing that to Ted.

VaGentleman | July 26, 2016 at 6:34 pm

BLR’s version is actually better than the original. BLR’s has some humor. The original was just ted digging himself in under the whale poop.

Try as you might, you can’t restore respect once it’s gone. I had lots of reasons to doubt Mr. Cruz’s sincerity. He never once rehabilitated himself by acting as he would if he was a real true christian conservative. His excuses ring falsely, his demeanor is one of arrogance and anger and his true self was exposed for all to see and hear.

The more you try to claim his actions as justifiable, the more I doubt your ability to see objectively. But perhaps that’s not what you are doing anyway.

    Ragspierre in reply to jakee308. | July 26, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Wasn’t it you, Jakee, who some months ago accused non-Trump-suckers of being “passive-aggressive” and hurting your feeeeewings?

    IF someone attacked your wife, father, and personal integrity with stinking lies, how would you react, Mr. Christian? I’m not religious, so I’d have kicked his flucking teeth out.

      VaGentleman in reply to Ragspierre. | July 26, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      I always thought that when the ghetto toughs pulled guns and shot it out over some insult it was a sign of immaturity and adolescent behavior. Now I know they are senate material.

      Tell me, counsellor, would your legal advice be to punch out anyone who insults me? Would you offer that defence in court? Are you really a lawyer or just a 13 yr old with internet access?

      Flock-Master ;
      Apparently your flock of parrots have turned into pigeons & flown the pigeon-cote. Apparently your insanity has even penetrated their thick skulls. You’re doing good for a loser. I again encourage you to double down.

      murkyv in reply to Ragspierre. | July 26, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      What “attack”?

      What “lies”?

That was funny, but I agree that the Ron Paul “ad” was better. Bananas!

My favorite was the first Democrat debate one.

America lost its best candidate because he wasn’t pretty enough, wasn’t boorish enough and was too conservative for the GOPe. Instead of a head-to-head debate between Trump and Cruz we were subjected to games of trivial pursuit featuring Trump, JEB, Rubio, Carson and Kasich, none of whom were actually conservative (small government).

Now we’re stuck with a choice between two big-government types, Hillary and Trump and watching those two is as exciting as watching re-runs of Big Brother. There will be no debates worth watching between these candidates.

No serious philosophical or policy debates will take place because neither of them have serious philosophical or policy positions to propose. Their shallow underpinnings are much more alike than they differ.

So OK folks, you’ve got the candidates you’ve wanted, so why do have to justify your choices by beating on Cruz?

    JYLD in reply to MSO. | July 27, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    If Cruz were the best candidate he would be the nominee. If Cruz were somehow able to be the nominee he would be 20 points behind Hillary. You can’t win the presidency on the backs of Glenn Beck and Mitt Romney and the mormon vote.

    The rest of what you claim about Trump is just the usual grand old butt hurt party cruzbot untrue BS. Trump is conservative pushing standard conservative policies of lower taxes, less regulation, law and order, stronger military, comb8ned with a rejection of Bush neocon interventionism, and Bush/Ryan/McConnell open borders.

When you do not tell people what they want to hear, you get booed.
It’s what people do.

Bread and circuses!

Uncle Samuel | July 27, 2016 at 7:22 am

All jokes aside, Senator Cruz broke his pledge and contract with the Republican Party after signing it, receiving benefits of a candidate – a kind of fraud. He was not the only one who signed and reneged on their pledge.

As Cruz ruthless campaign manager, former hog farmer Jeff Roe said, politics is far dirtier than hog farming. That’s about the only truthful thing issued from the Cruz campaign and Cruz himself.

Take it from me or from a Texas former Cruz supporter:

    Uncle Samuel in reply to Uncle Samuel. | July 27, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Rumor has it, Sen. Cruz already has two Republicans considering running for his seat in 2018, Rick Perry and Robert Paul, MD, brother of Rand Paul.

    Ragspierre in reply to Uncle Samuel. | July 27, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Remember that Unc here is our occasional poster who is our 9/11 Truther, and general tinfoil hat guy.

    So Trump supporters hate farmers? Figures.

    Like Trump, you ahve no morals. Cruz’s responsibility towards his wife and father predate that pledge. One Trump trashed them, it was null and void. If Trump had murdered five people, would you still attack Cruz for not endorsing him? Of course you would.

    Guys, how can you read what these guys say and vote for their candidate? Leave the top line blank and vote downticket.

DINORightMarie | July 27, 2016 at 10:16 am

Obama-ites have succeeded: fundamental transformation. The divide is deep, the indoctrination and inability to identify a wolf in sheep’s clothing………breathtaking.

Most said Reagan was finished after his 1976 failure to gain the nomination, and failure to endorse the RINO-nominee, Ford.

In 1980, he won in a literal LANDSLIDE.

Let’s hope that the divide that has enabled the willful blindness and/or self-delusion that a lifelong Democrat-Hillary-supporter (Trump) could FOOL so many…..let’s hope it is not beyond repair.

#NeverHillary #NeverTrump

The Eleventh Commandment was a phrase used by President Ronald Reagan during his 1966 campaign for Governor of California. The Commandment reads: Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.

    Ragspierre in reply to VaGentleman. | July 27, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    …which would have SOME application at least if T-rump was not a life-long Collectivist.

    But it just doesn’t. Because he is.

    So stop speaking ill of Ted Cruz. Oh, but you are not a Republican. And certainly no gentleman.

      JYLD in reply to mzk. | July 27, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      Actually it is Cruz that isn’t a republican. Cruz quit the republican party when during the convention he urged voters to support Hillary. Just as you are urging voters to support Hillary here.

      Ragspierre in reply to mzk. | July 27, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Wow! Let’s count the lies…

      I got at least four you told in that brief, steaming pile of shit.

      Where’s you exposition of the “conservatism” you support, now that adherence to the Constitution and devotion to liberty are “old and busted”?

      Get it up…if you can…

VaGentleman | July 27, 2016 at 1:44 pm

Did anyone else see the similarities between Ted’s speech and Baltimore AG Mosley’s presser re Freddie Gray? 2 self absorbed angry losers, wrapped up in their own sanctimony, displaying the traits that caused their losses. Everyone else is to blame, I was true to my principles, I did what was right, the rest of you are too stupid to understand, etc.. Arrogant, narcissistic fools, and their followers too.

He and his believe they are the definers and guardians of the conservative movement and all who disagree with their interpretation are disloyal sellouts, she and hers believe the same thing re black justice and those who disagree are racists.

Not much to choose from between them.