Less than four months, actually, but who’s counting? Well, I am. I may put together a “Goodbye, Asshole” advent calendar that counts down to Election Day. Wouldn’t that be fun?
— The Hill (@thehill) July 20, 2020
TED CRUZ: “Let me tell you right now. Every one of those crazed, angry leftists who showed up in 2018, they’re showing up in 2020, and they’re even angrier. They hate President Trump, and far too many of them hate America. The left is not going to stop at anything to come after Texas and come after this country, and we’ve got four months to stop a blue wave from destroying the great state of Texas.”
Well, except for the bit about being “crazed,” hating America, and destroying Texas, this is spot on.
Republicans have very little time to stop a blue wave — and, yes, that blue wave might drown even Texas in better health care; a fairer, more sustainable economy; better policing; and sensible COVID-mitigation strategies (i.e., it will be “destroyed”).
But Cruz — who’s creepier than a guy in an arm cast who asks you to help him load a sofa into his van but not quite as creepy as watching all three Human Centipede movies back-to-back in an abandoned mental hospital — may not be the best choice to deliver the anti-blue wave rallying cry. They need to find a more charismatic Republican like, say, Spiro Agnew’s bleached bones.