Ted Cruz, ‘Tough as Texas’?
Just when I thought political humor was dead.
Just when I thought political humor was dead, comes this anti-Ted Cruz ad:
The backstory from the Dallas Morning News:
An anti-Ted Cruz group is poking fun at the senator’s “Tough as Texas” slogan by pointing out how he cozied up to Donald Trump despite the abuse the president heaped on him during the 2016 campaign.
The ad, released Monday by Fire Ted Cruz PAC and cut by Austin director Richard Linklater, uses the actor who explains Texas’ cultural geography in Linklater’s film Bernie.
“I mean, come on,” says Sonny Carl Davis, in character as the same small-town Texan he plays in Bernie. “If somebody called my wife a dog, and said my daddy was in on the Kennedy assassination, I wouldn’t be kissing their ass. You stick a finger in their chest and give ’em a few choice words. Or you drag their ass out by the woodshed and kick their ass. Come on. Ted.”
It’s funny ’cause it’s true.