Thursday, May 19, 2016

A Time for Truth by Ted Cruz

Author: Ted Cruz
Genre: Political Memoir
Published: June 30, 2015
Pages: 400


The first book from controversial Senator Ted Cruz whom many consider the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 Liberals love to hate Ted Cruz. The outspoken Texas Senator has a knack for getting under their skin. His quotable remarks - and even more, his principled stands on numerous national issues - have made him a political lightning rod and the most googled man in Washington. Indeed, his name has become a national punchline for liberals - he was even mentioned in a recent episode of True Blood. There is a simple reason Senator Cruz has dominated so much of the national conversation. Since his election to the Senate in 20 2 he has refused to go along with the established way of doing business in Washington. As a result, he has become a voice for millions of Americans frustrated with governmental corruption and gridlock. Telling the truth is a radical act in our nation's capital - a city dominated by empty promises, meaningless 'show votes,' and a self-protection racket designed to get politicians re-elected rather than heeding the demands of the American people. Cruz has told the truth - about Washington collusion, a corrupted political process, and the institutional barriers to actually fixing the enormous challenges we face. The book will tell Cruz's story as a Cuban immigrant's son who made it to the Ivy League, to the Supreme Court bar, and eventually the U.S. Senate. It's a deeply personal journey that begins with Cruz's father experiencing brutality in a Cuban prison and ends with Cruz's discovery that Washington has neither the courage nor the desire to preserve the freedom and opportunities that gave hope to his father, and millions like him. Pulling back the curtain on the backroom deals between Republicans, Democrats, and the lobbyists who keep them in office (instead of keeping them accountable to their constituents), the book will offer an inside look at what has gone wrong in our nation's capital. Cruz will argue that the need for change is urgent, and that the only way to bring about real change is to revitalize the Constitutional principles that made our country great. It's a book that will win Ted Cruz few friends in Washington. Then again, that isn't why he went there in the first place.


Ted Cruz wanted me to read this book. But I didn't want to. But I didn't want him in the presidential race. But I'm a good negotiator. A great negotiator. The best negotiator. So I negotiated. I negotiated better than Ted ever could. I negotiated that I'd read the book. AND I negotiated that Ted would stop trying to be a president. Because I'm the best at negotiatoring.

I read this book. And you know me. I love books. And this book was a book. And let me tell you. I loved it. It has words. And I love words. I know words. I'm really good at words. I am the best worder there is. No doubt about it. I am the best worder America has seen and with my wordering I will make America great. This book was great. Reading this book will make you great again. And I know a thing or two about how to be great. I mean look at how great I am. I'm really great. I am the greatest at being great. So I can tell you how to be great. Follow me and be great. Great.

10 Stars for ME!

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About the Author

Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz (born December 22, 1970) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Texas.  
Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by United States Senate (Office of Senator Ted Cruz) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.*

*Bio from Amazon

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  1. Ted Cruz is a mess. Ted is a waste. He is so weak it's laughable. Ted is a big fat mistake.

  2. Donald Trump? I'm so bad at this.

  3. You are spot on. Congrats. 1 million points to you. - Czar Fancypants

  4. The Donald - he worked a deal with you didn't he? He will take credit for it if it goes over well, but if it doesn't - it will be your fault...

    1. 100 points for you for hitting the nail directly on the head :) - Czar Fancypants