Last night, Texas Republicans voted for Tea Party-backed candidate Ted Cruz to be the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate – and it’s a virtual guarantee he’ll win the general election in November. So who is Ted Cruz? Well, as ThinkProgress reports – he believes that George Soros is leading a United Nation conspiracy to outlaw golf courses.
He also – like the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry – claims that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme. He believes that states should be able to overturn federal law – an idea that basically ignited the Civil War. He’s also a ranting Islamophobe. And he’ll soon be the next United States Senator from Texas. Well done, Lone Star State!