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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) Tells an Awful Lot of Lies, Doesn't He?

Shades of "I have here in my hand a list of 205--a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department…"

Dylan Scott: Cruz: I Didn't Compare Defund Obamacare Skeptics To Nazi Appeasers:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) asserted Sunday that he didn't compare those skeptical of his defund Obamacare effort to Nazi appeasers….

"The premise of your question isn't true. I didn't make that comparison," Cruz said when asked by Meet The Press host David Gregory if he regretted the comments…. Here's what Cruz said….

If you go to the 1940s, Nazi Germany,. Look, we saw in Britain, Neville Chamberlain, who told the British people, 'Accept the Nazis. Yes, they'll dominate the continent of Europe but that's not our problem. Let's appease them. Why? Because it can't be done. We can't possibly stand against them. And in America there were voices that listened to that. I suspect those same pundits who say it can't be done, if it had been in the 1940s we would have been listening to them. Then they would have made television. They would have gotten beyond carrier pigeons and beyond letters and they would have been on TV and they would have been saying, "You cannot defeat the Germans."