A normal political ad campaign goes as follows:
*Ominous music plays* A deep voice narrates: Ted Cruz believes women shouldn’t be allowed to tear children from their wombs. He is a cold-hearted fiend who thinks we should close the borders [montage of Cruz’s candid face turning to black and white]. We don’t want a pudgy Caucasian in our seat. Texas, just say no.
Instead of issuing an ad against his opponent like the one above, Ted Cruz decided to write a funny little jingle to get the attention of his voting pool. As per usual, Chris Cuomo wasn’t happy.
CUOMO:“First of all, you didn’t like that dirty pool when you were running for president and the president called you ‘Lyin’ Ted,’ you didn’t like that kind of tactic… And you know what, your name is Rafael, you go by Ted but your middle name is Edward, that’s a more Anglicized version of it. He went the other way and has a more ethnic version of his name — why go after him? You’re both doing the same thing.”
CRUZ: “You’re absolutely right, my name is Rafael Edward Cruz. In terms of the jingle, some of it is just have a sense of humor.”
The “Lyin’ Ted” ad was in the fashion of the first ad description. Ominous. Pointed. An obvious appeal to emotion and fear. Something which works the left like the Play Dough they are.
Except the ad was used by Trump. Weird.
Cruz’s ad, on the other slapping hand, was appealing to some slap comedy. Cuomo was taken aback by a feeling of giddiness due to a slight on a lefty. Foreign ground, not yet trekked by the likes of his liberal hooves. Given his aversion to humor, his eyes immediately welled with tears in an allergic reaction.
The left’s continued offense at every joke and prod is killing humor. Almost as fast as Kimmel can cry on cue. As always, Ted Cruz handled the situation with grace, and made it clear he’s not playing on his victim card. One point to Cruz for a clever ad. Minus a point from Cuomo for his failure to identify humor. Bringing his total to -110,034,028.
Cruz isn’t white, he’s Cuban. But he still gets flack for “suckling off of white privilege.” See how he flacks back: