Cruz: An Attack on Me is an Attack on America!

Have I mentioned lately how much I hate conservative populism? The disingenuous and utterly moronic attempt to portray oneself as the physical embodiment of The American People (a group that only exists in the minds of demographers and demagogues drives me nuts. Here’s Ted Cruz not even being subtle about it:

Cruz said he was “encouraged” by the personal attacks he’s received from both Democrats and Republicans “because I think all across the country, I think people are getting energized, they’re getting engaged, they’re speaking up. And we shouldn’t be surprised. Changing the country isn’t easy. And the establishment is going to fight back. In both parties, they don’t want to change.”

“And so, the reason—the nastier the attacks get—I mean, they’re directed at all of us, they are directed at the American people,” Cruz continued. “Because a lot of the folks in Washington don’t want to be held accountable.”

No, Ted. An attack on you is an attack on Jesus. And grandmothers. And cute kittens.

"No, that's right. They're as thick as bricks."

Fox News Allows Judge Jeanine to ..."
"Either way, I'd say counting on loyalty from the Narcissist in Chief is a bad ..."

Looks Like Flynn Has Flipped on ..."
"Not if it's 1) student and not teacher-led, and 2) not during the school day.Otherwise, ..."

Local School Has Another Proselytizing Teacher
"That was my thought as well.5. Trump fires Mueller.(Or tries to. Given his behavioral problems, ..."

Looks Like Flynn Has Flipped on ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  • John Pieret

    people are getting energized, they’re getting engaged, they’re speaking up

    Wingnut to English translation: ‘A relatively small percentage of the Republican base continues to froth at the mouth over issues they are profoundly ignorant of because political hacks like me keep feeding them intellectually empty but emotionally stimulating rhetoric.’

  • iknklast

    I think someone Xeroxed my brother and my father (many times) and sent them out to take control of the Republican Party. This is the same sort of nonsense I’ve heard all my life. I just never thought it would go mainstream.

  • MikeMa

    Like many people who claim to speak for America, Cruz is a very poor representation. Harvard educated, socially conservative, allegedly deeply religious and espousing change. None of these things represent America and individually they represent a tiny fraction.

    A union of these might add up to a reasonable number of people but an intersection is vanishingly small.

  • http://www.themindisaterriblething.com shripathikamath

    The “I am America and so can you” theme he plagiarized from Stephen Colbert.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Who knew the physical embodiment of the American people wanted to burn it all down?

  • barry21

    Disagreeing with Ted Cruz is tantamount to favoring brie over velveeta. It’s a sycophantic adoration of European-style socialism. It’s ivory tower elitism, and it trades Norman Rockwell for Robert Mapplethorpe. For shame!

  • Wylann

    Dust off and nuke it from orbit…..

    …you know the rest. :)

  • busterggi

    I thought critcism of Ted Cruz was an attack on Canada & Cuba.

  • scienceavenger

    “And so, the reason—the nastier the attacks get—I mean, they’re directed at all of us, they are directed at from the American people”

    FTFY

  • freehand

    busterggi: I thought critcism of Ted Cruz was an attack on Canada & Cuba.

    They’re American…

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    “And so, the reason—the nastier the attacks get—I mean, they’re directed at all of us, they are directed at the American people,” Cruz continued.

    The party of Personal Responsibility strikes again.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    If an attack on Cruz is an attack on America, then it was very irresponsible of Cruz to say this publicly where the terrorists will find out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thecoloursociety Drewzilla

    @12 sigurd jorsalfar:

    “If an attack on Cruz is an attack on America, then it was very irresponsible of Cruz to say this publicly where the terrorists will find out.”

    Yeah, apparently Cruz is ‘violating’ American law in the same way that Julian Assange has been. We all know that informing ‘the enemy’ of things that might be useful in harming America is worthy of being vigorously pursued until you end up in Guantanamo. So, by a progression of logic, Cruz naming himself as someone whom can be targeted to hurt all of America gives the terrorists the upper hand. And we can’t let the goddamn mooslims use that information! Arrest Cruz!

  • jasmyn

    Oh no! Number 4 beat me to it. That’s exactly what I thought.