Beto O’Rourke is giving Ted Cruz the political fight of his life and it seems he’s in Ted’s head. All the way in. Case in point, a passenger on the same flight as Ted Cruz happened to nab two photos of him and what was Ted Cruz doing? Staring at a photo of Beto O’Rourke.
Per Politico: Ted Cruz was spotted on his phone on a flight back from DC looking at a photo of Beto O'Rourke.
— andrew kaczynski???? (@KFILE) September 25, 2018
Meanwhile, New York Times columnists Gail Collins and (climate change denier) Brett Stephens discussed the Texas Senate race and hooooooooooo boy, you have to read Stephens’s stinging description of Ted Cruz.
Bret: I share your enthusiasm for the Texas Senate race, for a couple of small reasons and one very big one. Small reasons: I like Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic challenger, and I like the idea that Texas can turn a bit purple if you have a candidate with energy, wit and a human touch.
The big reason is that I despise Ted Cruz. That is “D-e-s-p-i-s-e,” in case I haven’t spelled out my loathing clearly enough. Would you like to know why?
Gail: Oh, gosh, please go on.
Otherwise, you might say I’m his No. 1 fan.
Gail: Well, O.K. Not much I can add on that end.
OOOOF. THAT IS GONNA LEAVE A MARK. But, wait—there’s more. Last night Ted Cruz and his wife, Heidi, showed up to a swanky D.C. restaurant and were chased out by people chanting “We believe survivors!”
BREAKING. Activists just chased @TedCruz out of a fancy Washington DC restaurant, chanting “We Believe Survivors!”
Cruz has been friends with creep Kavanaugh for 20 years. Now Cruz is on judiciary committee hearing his testimony.
— Smash Racism DC (@SmashRacismDC) September 25, 2018
People can debate whether it is helpful to chase politicians out of restaurants or not, but it is difficult to find a lot of sympathy for Ted Cruz. In general I’d recommend finding another way to protest. These types of actions may backfire and rally right-wing support to Cruz’s side, even though members of his own party openly detest him.
Beto goes to bat for Cruz.
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