A full 54 percent of Ted Cruz's statements have been rated “false” or “pants on fire” by PolitiFact. Another 20 percent are only “half true.” That's 74 percent of Cruz's statements failing the truth test.
We're used to politicians lying to us, of course. But the frequency of Cruz's lies is actually staggering. Compare Cruz's 74 percent lying rate with Rick Perry's 48 percent and John Cornyn's 56 percent. Cruz is in rarified company with Michele Bachmann as one of this country's biggest political liars. Whenever Ted Cruz opens his mouth, there's a 3/4 chance he's lying.
Lying, of course, is mostly what Ted Cruz is known for. He's made a name for himself with McCarthy-ite accusations against Chuck Hagel, paranoid fantasies about our government shutting down golf courses and building “hobbit homes,” deliberate Medicaid distortions, and general obstructionism.
And that ain't no lie.