Texas’ Top Tenther Rick Perry Denies Support To Texas’ #2 Tenther Ted Cruz | Nine months ago, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) was campaigning for president on a platform that included declaring Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid unconstitutional (a platform that he admittedly tried to distance himself from at times after it became a political liability). Late last week, however, Perry passed over his fellow tenther Ted Cruz to endorse Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in Texas’ GOP U.S. Senate primary. Like Perry, Cruz believes that Medicaid is unconstitutional. Dewhurst, however, is hardly above confusing Republican ideology with the Constitution of the United States — he believes enforcing a key provision of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional.