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Two White People Bashing A Latino Would Normally Make Me Uncomfortable, Unless That Latino Is Ted Cruz, Then It’s Hilarious

Credit: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee /  YouTube

“This is a human being we’re talking about. No, it’s not. It’s Ted Cruz.”

Ted Cruz is apparently a despised member of the Senate. So much so that South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham said recently that if Cruz was “killed on the floor of the senate and the trial was in the Senate, nobody could convict you.” DAMN. Among the many reasons the former presidential candidate is despised: he ate his own booger at a live debate. Okay, so maybe we don’t know if it was an actual booger, perhaps it was a tonsil stone — which might be a worse thing to have eaten to be honest — still, the fact stands that he’s despised.

There is perhaps no one more outspoken about their hate of Ted Cruz than current Minnesota Senator Al Franken, who had a 20-year career as an actor, writer and producer on “Saturday Night Live.” Franken despises Cruz so much he’s taken the time to dedicate an entire chapter of his new book to destroying Cruz. Of course, as a comedian, he’s well equipped to do so. Franken recently appeared on “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” a show where Senator Cruz also has no friends. Bee mercilessly skewers Cruz sharply and often.

In the clip above, from her “Ladies Who Book” segment earlier this week, Bee and Franken disagree on who has insulted Cruz best. The duo read insults that they’ve written about the booger-eating Senator who wanted to defund Planned Parenthood and abolish the IRS. It’s actually pretty amazing.

Check out this video by Salon on Franken’s hate for Cruz.

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Franken says Cruz is toxic for the office, calling him “the guy who microwaves fish.” Nothing worse than a fish-microwaver. Yuck.


[H/T] Salon

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ted Cruz Are Considering Working Together To End Corruption In DC

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ted Cruz Are Considering Working Together To End Corruption In DC

The country is divided; this notion is nothing new or surprising. With liberals and conservatives fighting over abortion rights, government corruption, immigration reform issues (to name a few), the county is in desperate need of some unity — and we’re definitely not getting it from Democrat or Republican lawmakers.

There is a slight shift happening, and we’re hoping it leads to big things.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ted Cruz are on the same page about a crucial governmental issue.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Cruz are both agreeing that former lawmakers should not be lobbying on behalf of corporation soon after leaving their office.

According to NPR, “at least 187 political appointees of the Trump administration previously worked as federal lobbyists…many of them were put into positions supervising the same industries for which they had once lobbied. Furthermore, “Senators who leave office cannot become lobbyists for two years, under a law that was adopted in 2007. In the House, representatives face a one-year cooling-off period.”

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Cruz would like to see that period extended.

The discourse between the two Latino lawmakers began — where else — on Twitter.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet was in response to a story that showed 2/3 of former members of Congress were now working as lobbyists and strategic consultants. This switch from public service to corporate handler can be seen as an ethics issue, which is why there are some current laws in place.

Sen. Cruz responded to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez saying that he was surprised to say that he agreed with a Democrat.

Sen. Cruz doubled down saying that he’s been fighting not only to restrict former lawmakers from becoming lobbyists but to also ban them for life. He also said that his fellow Republican colleagues would probably not support the idea that he would be working with a Democrat, especially one as outspoken as Rep. Ocasio-Cortez.

The two decided to work together on a bill to restrict former lawmakers from working as lobbyists and already have support from their respective parties.

According to NBC News, within hours two lawmakers agreed to work on the bill alongside the Latino lawmakers.

Talk about a miracle!

These Latinas Were Escorted Out Of A Ted Cruz Event Because Someone Thought They Might Be Disruptive

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These Latinas Were Escorted Out Of A Ted Cruz Event Because Someone Thought They Might Be Disruptive

Courtesy of Belen Iniguez

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is seeking re-election to Congress to represent Texas but his campaign isn’t off to a good start. Sen. Cruz is campaigning against Democrat Beto O’Rourke. Sen. Cruz’s campaign has “jokingly” went after O’Rourke because of Latino-sounding nickname. The official launch for Sen. Cruz’s re-election campaign ended with two Latinx students being removed.

On the first day of Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign, two Latinx University of Texas at Tyler students were abruptly kicked out.

CREDIT: Facebook/Nancy Nichols

Emily Pinal and Belen Iniguez are members of the Jolt, a bipartisan organization educating and empowering the Latinx community on important political issues.

In an interview with mitu, Pinal says that while she is a supporter of Beto O’Rourke, she wanted to attend Sen. Cruz’s event. Pinal wanted to hear what Sen. Cruz had to say about issues that are important to her. She said she got tickets to attend the free event that was open to the public that would take place at the headquarters of John Soules Foods.

About 100 people attended the event, but before Sen. Cruz arrived Pinal and Iniguez were singled out.

Posted by Emily Pinal on Monday, April 2, 2018

Pinal says that one of the people at the event had noticed them previously while they were outside. She says he saw that they had “Beto” campaign signs, however, they did not bring them into the Cruz event.

She says that while they were at the Cruz event, they met with Michael V. Tidwell, the president of their university.

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All was going well, until an attendee went on stage and called out the students saying they were going to be disruptive.

“He said ‘these two girls are obnoxious, be ready for them to make some noise,'” Pinal said. She also recalls that because the room was small, the man’s words echoed and had everyone’s attention. She said they had done nothing wrong.

Nancy Nichols, who also attended the event, said: “They were singled out and it was announced that Beto supporters were here and there could be a disturbance. Iniguez and Pinal were quiet, unobtrusive, compliant, and lovely. Still, they were escorted out. Because there were so few attendees, it was obvious what was happening.”

It was unclear if the man speaking on stage was a campaign aide or just an attendee. We reached out to Sen. Cruz’s campaign and have yet to hear back.

After the man was done speaking. Pinal said they were escorted out of the event.

The students say that while they were told to leave, no one said a thing to support them, not even the president of their university who they had just met and spoken with moments before.

The Cruz event in Tyler continued on and the senator spoke about the toughness of Texans.

“I’ve said many times that Texas is America on steroids,” Cruz said at the event. “The ethos of our great state is, ‘Give me a horse and a gun and an open plain and we can conquer the world.'”

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