Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz slammed Jimmy Carter's presidency just one day after Carter announced his cancer has spread to his brain.
Speaking at the Iowa State Fair, Cruz recited a regular part of his stump speech in which the Texas senator says that "today is very, very much like the late 1970s."
"I think the parallels between this administration and the Carter administration are uncanny: same failed domestic policies, same misery, stagnation and malaise, same feckless and naïve foreign policy," Cruz said. "In fact, the exact same countries -- Russia and Iran -- openly laughing and mocking at the president of the United States."
On Thursday, Carter announced he is beginning radiation treatment for melanoma that spread to four spots on his brain.
Later Cruz tried to explain that he was only criticizing the Carter administration's public policy and not the man himself.
Which might have satisfied some of his critics if he had not said this right after Joe Biden's son died of cancer:
"Vice President Joe Biden. You know the nice thing? You don't need a punch line."
Yeah fuck you Ted Cruz you vile POS!
Jimmy Carter was the first presidential candidate I ever voted for.
He lost to Ronald Reagan but I have still never regretted that vote. I think Jimmy Carter is a great man, and was also a great President.
And Joe Biden? Well he is Joe Biden, and that is pretty impressive all on its own.
On the other hand I think Ted Cruz looks like a sleazy used car salesman who is secretly jacking off to internet porn in between talking to customers.