Tag: ted cruz

The Media Still Doesn’t Know How to Cover the Big Lie

As NYU professor Jay Rosen noted on Twitter, this has become a common tactic for Republicans like Hawley. When pressed about their involvement in the insurrection, they “turn on” a “fog machine, lose most of the audience in hand-to-hand combat over important but arcane details, and run out the clock when the push back comes.” […]

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Ted Cruz Got Dragged For Posting A Picture Of Him Dining With Trump, The Man Who Insulted His Wife And Father

No one likes Ted Cruz, especially Donald J. Trump. The former president called his wife ugly. He accused his father of killing JFK. And yet there the Texas senator was on Tuesday night, gleefully posting a picture of the two of them together, dining at Mar-a-Lago, like Trump hadn’t insulted those closest to him for […]

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Fox News Attempted To Gin Up Some Fake Outrage By Falsely Claiming Liberals Want To Cancel ‘Snow White’

In the wake of the disastrous, deadly end of Donald Trump’s presidency, Republicans sprang into action: They put all their muscle into making fake controversies out of children’s entertainment. Dr. Seuss, Mr. Potato Head, Pepé Le Pew, the Muppets — conservatives claimed they were all being “canceled.” They weren’t. But it made for good fake […]

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Ted Cruz Is Being Blasted For His Mafia-Like Threat To ‘Woke CEOs’ Who Stand Up To Republicans: ‘The Most Openly Corrupt Thing Any Senator Has Said’

In both a truly weird flex and the most stunning admission of political corruption from a sitting U.S. Senator we’ve seen in quite some time, Republican Ted Cruz penned an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, basically copping to the fact that he’s received bribes from corporations in exchange for political favors. Cruz’s confession was […]

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Ted Cruz Appeared To Fall Asleep During Biden’s State Of The Union, And Everyone Joked That He Must Be Dreaming Of Cancun

Joe Biden was tasked with giving the first non-bombastic, non-anxiety-inducing State of the Union speech in four years, and he succeeded with flying colors. He spoke quietly yet passionately. He talked up vaccinations. He talked about expanding education, giving federal money to pre-K schooling and community college. He uttered the words, “White supremacy is terrorism.” […]

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How Austerity Destroyed the Public Good

The yearlong-and-counting Covid catastrophe bears similarly painful witness to the entirely predictable results of four decades’ worth of leaders blatantly and cynically discrediting government while also hollowing out the country’s social and physical infrastructure—very much including the anemic public health systems that prolonged and worsened the pandemic’s course. Democrats have unfortunately abetted the exile of […]

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Wake Me Up When Ted Cruz and ‘We Don’t Use Washcloths’ Twitter Are Done Trying to Cancel LeBron James

Photo: Lintao Zhang (Getty Images) I’m not particularly fond of social media. How many goddamn selfies can you narcissists take? However, I’m acutely aware that a strong following can be leveraged into lucrative branding opportunities. It’s also a fantastic way to connect with your fans and audience on a deeper level or amplify important news […]

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Black People Don’t Need Reminders That Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict Doesn’t Mean the Fight Is Over. It’s OK to Celebrate Small Victories

People march through the streets after the verdict was announced for Derek Chauvin on April 20, 2021 in Atlanta, United States. Former police officer Derek Chauvin was on trial on second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges in the death of George Floyd May 25, 2020. After video was released of then-officer Chauvin kneeling […]

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The Republicans’ Unhinged, Baseless Attacks on Biden’s DOJ Nominees

Gupta has drawn broad support from police groups and has long had a reputation even among conservative activists as someone who has been able to build consensus across the political divide in criminal justice reform, but this did not stop Senator Ted Cruz from calling her “an extreme partisan advocate” and “an ideologue” at her […]

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Ted Cruz Says Maxine Waters is ‘Encouraging Riots & Violence’ by Telling Protesters to ‘Stay in the Streets.’ Does He Not Remember Trump?

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Ted Cruz, the Texas senator with the Dollar Store version of Wolverine’s facial hair, must have left the part of him that even bothers hiding his hypocrisy in Cancun when he went on his short-lived vacation from being a piss-poor elected official earlier this year. Advertisement Because I know that […]

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Six Republicans Voted Against A Bill Targeting Asian Hate Crimes, And People Aren’t Surprised Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, And Rand Paul Are Among Them

On Wednesday, Senate Democrats and Republicans came together to advance a bill that would direct the Justice Department to speed up its review of anti-Asian hate crimes, in the wake of an outbreak of violent attacks on the AAPI community. Well, most of them came together, anyway. A mere six Republicans voted against it. And […]

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LeBron Called Out Ted Cruz After A Flimsy Attempt At Dunking On Mike Vick And More Than A Vote

While LeBron James is the face of More Than a Vote, a number of individuals from the worlds of sports and entertainment are involved in one way or another. One such person is Michael Vick, the former Pro Bowl quarterback who appeared in a video that the organization tweeted out regarding voter suppression. As Vick […]

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Ted Cruz Seems Pretty Steamed About The ‘Drunken, Bloviated Scorn’ He’s Been Getting From John Boehner

Ted Cruz has finally fired back after getting dragged by John Boehner for the better part of the week. The former Speaker of the House has been promoting his upcoming book, On The House: A Washington Memoir, which includes a passage that specifically rips Cruz along with the batch of Tea Party Republicans who flooded […]

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John Boehner Apparently Hates Ted Cruz So Much He Cursed Him Out During A ‘Wine-Soaked’ Audiobook Recording Session

John Boehner was once a very powerful Republican lawmaker. And as of Friday, he’s one of the most notable haters of Ted Cruz in the Republican party. The Ohioan was once the Speaker of the House, and now he’s got a book he’s promoting that was the talk of Twitter because of some fairly explosive […]

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Can a Sexless Robot Run for President? Some Think Mike Pence Is Making a Push for 2024

Photo: Melina Mara (Getty Images) Remember back a million years ago when America was under the rule of the most racist president and his sexless robot former Vice President Mike Pence? Well, it looks like someone’s done some tinkering with his mainframe because the once homeless, couch-surfing VP might be looking to make a run […]

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The Republican Poseurs Who Claim to Be True Texans

Yet there’s little evidence thee transplants are the sole, or even the driving, cause of Texas’s approaching swing-state status. As the Houston Press wrote last year, “it is utter nonsense to assume that every person coming here is some wide-eyed socialist hippie who dreams of high taxes and replacing Whataburgers with soy patties.” Another write-up […]

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‘Brooks Brothers Bear Grylls’: Ted Cruz Is Being Dragged For Filming Himself Lurking In The Bushes At The U.S./Mexico Border At Night

Well, we know where noted party-guy Ted Cruz is spending his spring break. It’s not Cancun, Mexico (he’s been there, done that), but he did decide to take a very different type of voyage to Mexico. Specifically, Cruz gathered up 18 of his fellow Republican lawmakers and went and hung out in the bushes near […]

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The Most Important Thing Democrats Can Do With Their Power Is Protect the Vote

The consequences of failing to pass H.R. 1 are not speculative; the worst-case outcomes are already in motion. The consequences of failing to pass H.R. 1 are not speculative; the worst-case outcomes are already in motion. If the filibuster lives and the bill dies, the right will push forward a redoubled, all hands on deck […]

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GOP Senator Compares Gun Violence to Drunk Driving the Day After a Mass Shooting

Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Graeme Sloan/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Less than a day after 10 people died in the […]

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Steph Curry Out Indefinitely After Suffering Gruesome Tailbone Contusion

Screenshot: NBC Sports NBA superstar Steph Curry, whose back was already sore from carrying the Golden State Warriors all season, suffered one of the worst injuries known to man Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets. Advertisement At the tail end—no pun intended—of the third quarter, the two-time MVP launched an off-balance trey and as he […]

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The Republican Party Crack-Up

“The purpose of the Democratic Party,” the political consultant Robert Shrum once advised, “is to take care of ordinary Americans.” Fair enough, as far as his statement goes. But if that’s the purpose of the Democratic Party, what serves as the mission of its counterpart on the right? Throughout much of its modern history, it […]

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Ted Cruz Is Getting Dunked On (Again) For His Hilariously Bad (And Nonsensical) Response To Biden’s Hope For A Normal 4th Of July

It’s been a minute since Ted Cruz played himself, but good news, the King of Self-Owns is back. Outside of making some noise over Dr. Seuss being “canceled,” which resulted in the Texas senator getting roasted by Jimmy Kimmel and Daisy Ridley (again), things have been relatively quiet for Cruz after his disastrous decision to […]

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Cancel Culture Doesn’t Exist, But Even If It Did…Maaaaaan, I Know Conservatives Ain’t Talkin’

Photo: iQoncept (Shutterstock) First of all… In 2002, Rush Limbaugh’s puss-bucket, Bill O’Reilly, successfully used his platform on Fox News to pressure Pepsi to cancel their business relationship with legendary Atlanta rapper Ludacris and pull every single one of its ads that featured him from the airwaves. It took one day. “I’m calling for all […]

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Apparently, Violent Extremism Doesn’t Exist

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) A new study on the Jan. 6 insurrection, rally and jumping-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Building determined that most of the participants in the Mutiny on the Ballot were regular schmegular white people just like me and you. The investigation, conducted by the George Washington University Program on Extremism, […]

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Ted Cruz Ended His CPAC Speech With The ‘Freedom!’ Yell From ‘Braveheart’ And People Are Ruthlessly Mocking Him For It

In his quest to become America’s longest running punchline, Ted Cruz decided to end his CPAC speech by screaming one of Mel Gibson’s iconic lines from the movie Braveheart. After opening things up by awkwardly joking about his Cancun trip, Cruz definitely didn’t stick the landing by attempting to pull off the epic battle cry. […]

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Q Is Smart, Q Is Kind, Q Is Important: A Response to Tucker Carlson’s Allegation That QAnon Doesn’t Exist

Photo: Stephen Maturen (Getty Images) Dear Mr. Carlson, Between my morning briefing on the status of the Democratic Party’s sex trafficking and my afternoon insurrection workout (mostly just police-beating exercises with a flagpole), I was informed by one of my most loyal parishioners (who may or may not represent Georgia’s 14th Congressional District) that you […]

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Ted Cruz And Texas Governor Greg Abbott Took Advice About The Freak Winter Storm From A Notorious Climate Change Denier

Lately Ted Cruz has been a lot like Sideshow Bob relentlessly stepping on rakes. (Or moreso than usual.) His old miserliness towards other states requesting emergency aid got dug up as his own state fell victim to a freak winter storm. He got busted trying to flee on a family vacation. Once he promptly returned […]

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People Are Outraged That Noted Insurrection-Enabler Josh Hawley Got To Ask Questions About The Insurrection At A Senate Hearing

In only two years in the Senate, Josh Hawley has turned himself into a household name. Unfortunately, it’s mostly for being one of the key lawmakers who helped incite the failed MAGA coup that resulted in five deaths. Like Ted Cruz, the Missouri congressman has not been formally reprimanded for his role in the Capitol […]

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