October 24, 2014 10:10 am -

A senior adviser and deputy Chief of Staff to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) somehow connected Ebola to Obamacare, then deleted the tweet after a backlash on the social site ensued.

He later said he deleted it and that it was a “bad joke.” This “joke” follows the revelation of a doctor in New York City who tested positive for the Ebola virus.

[su_center_ad]Jokey Jokester and all around fun guy Nick Muzin, tweeted “Before Obamacare, there had never been a confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S.”

It didn’t go over well.

He’s sorry. Unfortunately for Nick, nothing is “deleted” on Twitter.

Well that went over swimmingly.

Before Obamacare, there were insurance companies that giddily hiked their prices if you had a pre-existing condition.

H/:T: Mediaite.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

44 responses to Ted Cruz Senior Adviser Connects Ebola To Obamacare On Twitter. It Didn’t Go Down Well

  1. NW10 October 24th, 2014 at 10:14 am

    My tweet:

    • Billy Jackson October 24th, 2014 at 10:25 am


      • tracey marie October 24th, 2014 at 10:38 am

        NW is good, I am always repeating what she posts

    • Tommy6860 October 24th, 2014 at 11:31 am

      Good one, tho you were far milder than I would have ever been :P.

    • M D Reese October 24th, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      Now that you’ve let the cat out of the bag, they will surely change–NOT!
      HA HA HA HA HA HA!

    • fancypants October 24th, 2014 at 5:52 pm

      No thanks to rick perry and his nit-wit healthcare policies one more person could have treatment instead of sending him home.
      How’s that for a texas sized joke?

  2. tracey marie October 24th, 2014 at 10:18 am

    a hyperbolic asshole hires the same to speak and tweet for it

  3. OldLefty October 24th, 2014 at 10:19 am

    I click onto these threads without reading it at all, just to communicate with my fellow Americans.

    I’ve gotten to the point where when you see the milk in the fridge is yellow, chunky and curdled, you don’t have to drink it to know it will make you sick.

    I apply that to 99% of headlines that start with, “Republican says…”.

    • granpa.usthai October 24th, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      know the feeling – hit mute every time ad for NC Tillis comes on you tube – doesn’t matter, already early voted for Hagan yesterday (10-23-14). Can only take so many negative slurs before… did the same when Dole was running for re-election and they kept playing the “there is no God” routine. Had they said something positive, like, Senator Kay Hagan works with POTUS Obama 96% of the time, I’d have probably given her a low A+ also (like the POTUS) – but considering she’s slacking off 4% of the time when Republican Senators are 99.99% slackers, I bumped her up to a mid A+. Lying Tommie T should have fessed up to the issues at hand in NC (like education cuts, TAXPAYER FUNDED Luxury Yacht marinas, and dissolvement of accused Constitutional Rights to a trial by jury.

      • OldLefty October 24th, 2014 at 1:47 pm

        I hear you.

        I quit watching news on TV in 2004.

        I quit smoking in 2006, and then quit sitting and watching TV altogether because I could not sit there without smoking or playing with smoking accoutrements.
        Most of what I do watch is in bed, and has been recorded, so either no ads or you can just skip 30 sec. at a time.

  4. Pilotshark October 24th, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Nick may you and your friend in the high place(senator) get and totally enjoy a good old case of post Obamacare Ebola! heck maybe someone in your family!

    sorry only joking,,,slighly

    • M D Reese October 24th, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      Now see? We DO TOO have a sense of humor!

    • granpa.usthai October 24th, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      I’m laughing! – that was hilarious!!!

      (when you going to retract the punch line a ?) as in Canadian eh.

  5. Tommy6860 October 24th, 2014 at 11:33 am

    This is proof positive that when the time comes around to find out you’re a complete moron is pointless.

  6. tiredoftea October 24th, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    This so explains why there are no right wing comedians. Yes, especially you, Dennis Miller.

    • rg9rts October 24th, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      You’re kidding…Right???? I personally can’t wait for the 2016 Gopee clown car to show up and the dirty dozen fall out

      • M D Reese October 24th, 2014 at 1:13 pm

        It’s amazing how many of them they can fit in that little car…And then they’ll probably settle for ole Mitt again…

        • rg9rts October 24th, 2014 at 1:16 pm

          Oh goody Mittwitt

          • M D Reese October 25th, 2014 at 4:35 pm

            I know, right? I’m all atwitter…

        • Pilotshark October 24th, 2014 at 1:45 pm

          Well someone has to run the clown car elevator.

          after all it does take a hole lot of idiots to make up the right wing clown village.

          • M D Reese October 25th, 2014 at 4:35 pm

            A BIG hole, at that! (and nice job with the car elevator reference! Gold star!)

      • tiredoftea October 24th, 2014 at 1:34 pm

        On purpose comedians. Inadvertent is for our own amusement.

      • Suzanne McFly October 24th, 2014 at 2:09 pm

        They don’t mean to be funny, that is the difference.

        • rg9rts October 24th, 2014 at 2:51 pm

          Keeps the writers at comedy central employed

  7. Electriq October 24th, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Being a gop lackey can get confusing. He probably thought he’d be rewarded for staying on point and taking his party’s favorite smear campaign to the next level.

    • M D Reese October 24th, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      I’ll bet you’re right. He probably thought he was taking initiative and would get a cookie for it.

  8. neworleans878 October 24th, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    When ever the R.W. goes too far, it’s either a joke or they were taken out of context.

    • rg9rts October 24th, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      Got that trick from Rush

    • M D Reese October 24th, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      …or they say that we just don’t have a sense of humor…

    • granpa.usthai October 24th, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      never did catch the punch line to
      “maybe 6 weeks, but I doubt 6 months”
      “we know about where OBL is hiding, I just don’t give it much thought”
      “now watch this drive”
      “mission accomplished”
      “there were no weapons of mass destruction”
      come to think of it
      If Iraq has paid for the US occupational invasion with “free oil”, why are folks still having to pay for gas at the pumps?

    • raincheck October 25th, 2014 at 9:28 am

      I can’t help but think they do this, to get recognized as an “Obama hater” to gain acceptance into the “Club” of ignorant , racist, homophobic, knuckle dragging, mouth breathers in order to get their vote… Then as you said… claim it was a joke or taken out of context… Often retracted in some small way

  9. forpeace October 24th, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Great! The Canadian born Ted Cruz hired another Canadian born as his senior adviser and deputy Chief of Staff. Nicolas “Nick” Muzin was born and raised in Toronto, Canada.

    He is also a physician, that’s why making that silly tweet makes him more foolish. Ted Cruz named Nick Muzin as senior advisor and deputy chief of staff for strategy, effective Monday, July 14, 2014.

    Ted Cruz said: “Nick’s broad range of experience and networks make him the ideal person to help us craft a positive, forward-looking vision for America and take that message to every corner of the country,” “I am delighted to have him on our team, and look forward to working together.”
    Nick Muzin said: “I am thrilled to be joining Sen. Cruz and his outstanding team,” Muzin said. “America is hungry for bold, conservative leadership, and the world needs a strong America that will stand up and lead, not withdraw and decline. Sen. Cruz has demonstrated the courage, skills and principles to change things in Washington, and it will be an honor to assist his efforts in any way that I can.”

    Nick Muzin was John McCain’s Senior Medical Advisor in 2008, and Jim DeMint’s senior advisor and deputy chief of staff in the past.

    • M_Baker October 24th, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      Since when has Cruz said anything “positive, forward-looking vision for America”?

      • forpeace October 24th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

        He never did, that’s why I typed “positive” in bold because that was laughable to me.

      • granpa.usthai October 24th, 2014 at 1:50 pm

        never ever would be a good starting point, then proceed out from there, much like the other TV tanned Latino, Mitt Romney, or any of the other Republiklan Teabagger supporters. It’s always about ‘me first’ then ‘me forever’, nothing about America or American Exceptionalism.

    • rg9rts October 24th, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      I wonder if Hitlers team had the same kind of love fest???

  10. M_Baker October 24th, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    It looks like Cruz has been training him on how to please his fans on the far right. As Cruz probably told him, “Tell them anything even if it’s not true, just so you can hype up their racist hatred for Obama and make me their hero”.

  11. rg9rts October 24th, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Looks like Texas…Dallas doesn’t want to be out done by NYC

  12. Shades October 24th, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Anything connected with Ted Cruz doesn’t go down well.

    • granpa.usthai October 24th, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      might help if he’d release certified copies of his immigration papers, like part 5 of the form N-400.

  13. Suzanne McFly October 24th, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I think cruz and his staff sit around a table and ask who can come up with the stupidest thing to say, once the “winner” is determined, the Friday tweet is created.

  14. Ayn Awnemus October 24th, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    “you should probably get your resume ready”


  15. OldLefty October 25th, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Instead of the Sunday Shows that seem to only pander to power, perhaps we would be better served, with the old political game show…

    LYING…. OR…. STUPID?????

    With a special voter’s addition; GULLIBLE …. OR…. SELF DECEPTION????

  16. mrivera1119 October 25th, 2014 at 11:13 am

    When we begin to think that the Republican stupidity has hit rock bottom, they prove us wrong.