Sen. Ted Cruz Video Mocks Obama over Net Neutrality

AP Photo/Charles Dharapak
AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has taken his strong opposition to Barack Obama’s push for new net neutrality rules to another media level.

Later this month, the FCC will vote to enact tough net neutrality regulations that take the controversial step of reclassifying broadband Internet service so that to can be treated under some of the same utility-style rules that the agency uses for phone service.

He’s released a 30-second video of “an Obama sound-alike speaking over a pixelated version of the president making a mock call for tough net neutrality rules.”

The video is thought to be a twist on a YouTube video Obama released after the midterm elections.

Cruz calls the FCC’s plan “ObamaCare for the Internet.”

At a conference put on by the conservative Lincoln Labs earlier this week, Cruz again made parallels between healthcare reform and regulation of Internet service providers.

“Do not accept the promise of Washington politicians who are telling all of us ‘If you like your Internet, you can keep your Internet,’” he said. “That promise cannot be trusted.”