Ted Cruz came out with this little gem a few days ago.
I remember thinking, what sort of a horrible father is he to use his daughters like that.
I think a lot of people felt the same way.
Courtesy of Mediaite:
Ann Telnaes, an editorial cartoonist from The Washington Post, created and published a cartoon recently that depicted GOP candidate Ted Cruz and his children (the cartoon was actually a GIF since it’s 2015 — what would Charles Addams say to GIFs, I wonder?).
In her write-up for The Washington Post online, Telnaes acknowledges that, “There is an unspoken rule in editorial cartooning that a politician’s children are off-limits.” However Telnaes clarified why her recent artwork was deserving of exemption status from that unspoken rule:
But when a politician uses his children as political props, as Ted Cruz recently did in his Christmas parody video in which his eldest daughter read (with her father’s dramatic flourish) a passage of an edited Christmas classic, then I figure they are fair game.
The Washington Post has since retracted the cartoon. More fool them. Cruz is taking a leaf out of how Palin used and then hid behind her kids.
Ted Cruz Retweeted
@washingtonpost makes fun of my girls. Stick w/ attacking me–Caroline & Catherine are out of your league. https://twitter.com/anntelnaes/status/679435507915423744 …
Oh, so now we know the names of his daughters.
There is more. Apparently Teddy boy will pander to his audience.
Ted Cruz’s electoral strategy, particularly for winning the nomination, is to present himself as a near-prophetic figure to Christian conservatives, a strategy that has required him going hard in public against gay rights. But, as Mike Allen at Politico reported on Wednesday, Ted Cruz drops the medieval crusader act behind closed doors when meeting with funders that are more interested in tax breaks than forcibly divorcing happy couples. Allen describes a Q&A period at a New York law firm where the audience tended to be a lot more liberal on these social issues.
During the question period, one of the donors told Cruz that gay marriage was one of the few issues on which the two disagreed. Then the donor asked: “So would you say it’s like a top-three priority for you — fighting gay marriage?”
“No,” Cruz replied. “I would say defending the Constitution is a top priority. And that cuts across the whole spectrum — whether it’s defending [the] First Amendment, defending religious liberty.”
Soothing the attendee without contradicting what he has said elsewhere, Cruz added: “People of New York may well resolve the marriage question differently than the people of Florida or Texas or Ohio. … That’s why we have 50 states — to allow a diversity of views. And so that is a core commitment.”
The Republicans are targeting what is left of the pathetic media and that should really, really worry you.