Wednesday, August 12, 2015
In Case You Were Wondering, Ted Cruz is Awful
Sen. Ted Cruz will prosecute and defund Planned Parenthood--a non-profit organization that sometimes performs abortions which are legal per Roe v. Wade and also prepares tissue for donation, which is also legal, but Cruz will prosecute them to the fullest extent of: he's really grossed out, you guys. As everyone, but let's pick Gawker, has pointed out, the polio thing, since the development of the vaccines uses fetal cells, was probably the most inapt use of a thing that involves science in a political ad ever. This is what we might call an "unforced error", but the audience Cruz was aiming for would probably be completely unimpressed by little old scientific facts. (See also--would fail like a very fail-hard thing in the general election.)
He's basically been rolling heavy lately; he visited the AFA to reassure them that voting for a theocracy will get them the theocracy that will save America from the heathen hordes. And he'll be showing up at a theocratic fucked-up family values shindig that is planning to give an award to a guy who handed off his adopted kids to a rapist.
Which just leads me to wonder--seriously Ted? Are you that worried about Mike Huckabee stealing your Christofascist kid-touching proponent voters?
Because if that's your base--maybe you should not be running for president. Cult leader, maybe. Not president.