It's funny how liberal outlets like Salon, HuffPo, and Think Progress have pounced on the offhand statement of Ted Cruz concerning Robert Dear:
“Well, it’s also been reported that he was registered as an independent and a woman and transgendered leftist activist, if that’s what he is.”
It doesn't even occur to them that his statement might be satirical. They blame it the attack on prolife rhetoric, so he turns the tables on them. Cruz was alluding to a voter form in which Dear identified as a unaffiliated female voter. It's a brilliant riposte that sailed right over their heads.