Monday, December 28, 2015

The Daily Hypocrite: Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is an asshat; no doubt. He’s also a ginormous liar, and we have a myriad of instances where he’s done just that. And he’s still bragging about how he shut down the government and cost the American taxpayers $24 billion dollars, and is even using that to run for office, though I wonder how he’d cry and bitch and moan if, as President … I know, it’ll never happen … a Democrat shut down the government.

But this isn’t about lying, being an asshat, or destroying the government Ted Cruz; this is about Hypocrite Ted Cruz.

See, he recently released an ad for his political campaign, featuring Ted and the missus, sitting with their two children, reading them Christmas tales, like "How Obamacare Stole Christmas" and "Rudolph The Underemployed Reindeer."

Too funny. Not. But then he read from a book called “The Grinch Who Lost Her Emails” and had one of his children, his seven-year-old daughter, read the line:
“‘I know just what I’ll do,’ she said with a snicker. ‘I’ll use my own server and no one will be the wiser.’”
Isn’t that hilarious how he makes his children part of his campaign when surely his seven-year-old daughter knows next to nothing about what she’s saying, but is, in fact, just parroting what Daddy told her to say?

And so, Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Ann Telnaes created a cartoon for The Washington Post — which has since been taken down — depicting Ted Cruz as Organ Grinder Santa Claus and his two daughters as the dancing monkeys.

And Cruz went off.
"Not much ticks me off, but making fun of my girls, that will do it. Don't mess with my kids. Don't mess with Marco's kids. Don't mess with Hillary's kids. Don't mess with anybody's kids. Leave kids alone."
Huh. But didn’t you start this by making your own children part of your campaign? I mean, you chose to put them in a campaign ad, and even had one of them take a shot at Hillary Clinton, and that’s somehow all right?

Siddown Ted, your hypocrisy is showing. But he isn’t done. Now he’s using that Washington Post cartoon as a money grab for his campaign, which fired off a fundraising email entitled, "They attacked my children!"
"You see, there is something that rises up inside a man when his children are attacked—something fierce and unstoppable. It is this same unstoppable force that makes me more determined than ever to fight for you, your family, and American families everywhere. Can I count on you to stand with me?"
So he uses his children in an attack ad on Hillary Clinton — going so far as to have a seven-year-old ‘read’ from the book — and when a cartoonists calls him on it, he cries foul and uses the situation to ask for money because, wait for it, his children.

I agree that children should be off limits in these campaigns, but if you’re gonna use your kids to attack the President — who, by the way is not running for office remember — or an adversary, you have no right to get your knickers twisted when someone else makes a parody of your family. You started it; you used your child as a trained monkey for a political ad.

And finally, my main issue with the cartoon is that Ted Cruz should have been depicted as a monkey because that’s what he is: a trained chimp, pandering to the rightwingnuts.

Ted Cruz: The Daily Hypocrite.


Helen Lashbrook said...

Perhaps the estate of Dr Suess should be suing Ted Cruise Missile (hits at unintended targets) for misuse of the Grinch for political purposes?

Susan said...

Bob, is there any way you can send ole Ted a copy of this post? He needs a reality-check!

the dogs' mother said...

I think you can use short passages for parody or review.
But still - the original ad was uncomfortable. The cartoon
was uncomfortable. Must be hard enough being the child of a

anne marie in philly said...

cruz should be deported back to canada!