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Ted Cruz Under Fire After Texas Winter Storm ‘Photo Op’ Shows Him Handing Out Water to Residents
At every turn, Ted Cruz continues to make his situation worse. Cruz was known as one of the smartest people in the Senate, but the presumption is largely gone at this point. Stupid is as stupid does.
Cruz had an image problem, to say the least. Texans saw what Ted chose to do when faced with an emergency and then the lies he’d spray upon being caught. It is patently offensive to see Ted out “volunteering” loading water into cars. We should make clear, had Cruz done his volunteering Wednesday, it would be respectable, no matter how much he’s hated by everyone on the left, and on the right.
Cruz definitely had to do something in an attempt to redeem himself, a little. Had we been staffers for Cruz, we would have recommended a photo-op showing him going into city hall, with an explanation that he wanted to get to the bottom of what happened so that he could as much help from Washington and the state as possible. We would have to respect that, too. Ted is one of the very few who could undertake that project and actually make a difference.
We would tell him that loading up cars for a photo-op will only make it worse. But that’s exactly what Ted chose to do. It could not possibly have looked more desperate, or obvious. Well, wait, the one thing he could do to make it more desperate is to post the pictures himself. He wouldn’t do that though…
Forty-Two Thousand replies in one day responded to this:
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) February 21, 2021
Oh, my. He really is shameful, and shameless. That did not go over well on the net:
As a rule, I prefer not to dunk on Twitter, as it just ends up amplifying bad shit. But my hatred of Ted Cruz is an endless chasm and must be fed. https://t.co/33tNTaUhHR
— Matthew Roland (@LabSplice) February 21, 2021
This is what a real “crisis actor” looks like. https://t.co/UaOHVxscmR
— Official Puzzle In A Thunderstorm Podcast Account (@PiatPod) February 21, 2021
You left your daughters to frolic on the beach without you??? Now you’re being an BAD DAD 🤣 https://t.co/aSPbbcTo5z
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) February 21, 2021
No, we believe that his family came back Saturday. The parking lot does look empty.
I hope ALL Texans see thru Ted’s feeble attempt at care seen in this photo op he was shamed into doing to try & make up for his callous & selfish decision making.
PS @tedcruz I bet @AOC raised the $$ 2 buy that water yer carrying…🙄 https://t.co/rpAE53yciv
— 🇵🇱Reality Dose🇺🇸 (@LRPow79) February 21, 2021
Are you Fucking kidding?
You don’t give AF about Texas.
You fled your state as fast as your jowl merkins would carry you.
Then, typically, you blamed someone innocent.
This time, it was your own kids.
You’re a joke, Ted.
A loser & a liar.
Shame on you.
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) February 21, 2021
Nope. Not kidding. Notice the mask? We don’t recall Ted wearing masks before Biden became president.
girl fuck you https://t.co/DU6IMtJbn4
— Qur’an (@skoolgirlq_) February 21, 2021
Found @tedcruz’s To-Do List
1. Wear long sleeve shirt to hide tan lines.
2. Wear sunglasses to hide lack of empathy in dead eyes.
3. Touch arm in caring way, as if to replicate living human person.
4. Show off muscles by carrying water not once, but twice
5. Resign#TedCruz https://t.co/9ZZ1zZKpU0
— Alex Mark (@WhosAlexMark) February 21, 2021
— SHAKE ZILLA (@Djshakedown505) February 21, 2021
— kissagogo (@kissagogo) February 21, 2021
— Bridget🌷🌺🌼⭐️❤️❣️ (@annette2372004) February 21, 2021
Again, this would have been fine Wednesday. He had a few choices to redeem himself yesterday but chose the photo-op instead. Forty-two thousand replies later and Ted only seems to be making it worse.
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