Cruz Taunts Obama on Twitter

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Senator Ted Cruz waits for an elevator before the government shutdown, on September 30, 2013.

Ted Cruz is quite literally just pushing buttons to raise eyebrows at this point. The Texas senator who essentially campaigned for a government shutdown with his crusade against Obamacare is now protesting one. Cruz answered the president's rallying cry on Twitter to end the shutdown, retweeting Obama's status: “Retweet if you want this #shutdown to end.” The irony of the move wasn’t lost on other Twitter users. “Damn, bruh. How does it feel to be a liar?” was one response. Another quipped: [email protected] endorses @BarackObama!” According to a Pew Research poll, a majority of Twitter users blame Republicans for the shutdown, but an equally large number oppose Obamacare.