Ted Cruz painted as government 'Wrecking Ball' in new parody video

Kevin Chupka

If you enjoyed Miley Cyrus' government shutdown music video on "Saturday Night Live" earlier this month, you might be interested in the latest marriage of Miley and politics. Liberal group American Family Voices has taken the pop star’s "Wrecking Ball" video and crudely replaced the former Disney starlet’s head with that of Ted Cruz, the tea party senator whom many see as a key player in the Republicans' fight to repeal Obamacare — a fight that led to the shutdown.

American Family Voices Chairman Mike Lux wrote about the video his group created for the Huffington Post:


We have been brought to this pass by the most radical kind of megalomaniacs, and Cruz is their king. To serve their own bizarre, twisted vision of America, and to feed their own massive egos, they are willing to cause a worldwide financial panic and throw tens of millions of people out of work.


Despite an upcoming vote in the Senate to end the shutdown and avoid a debt default, many on Capitol Hill are still pointing fingers at Cruz after his filibuster-like speech on the Senate floor made him the poster child for the political battle in Washington.

Lux ends his piece saying, “Let's hope that whichever sane Republicans are left standing in that party have the wisdom to stand up to Cruz and his wrecking ball.”

American Family Voices was founded in 2000 and, according to its website, serves "as an umbrella group that helps fund a broad network of organizations — including civil rights, environment, women's rights, consumer advocacy and health care organizations, and multi-issue think tanks — and build their infrastructure, both in the field and in communications."