Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Can't Cun

 I offer no apologies for Ted "Pleasure" Cruz and his awesomely poor timing and judgement when it comes to taking the family on vacation. I'm sure you're tired of hearing about how the Senator from Texas packed up his troubles in his Samsonite Roller and whisked his wife and daughters off to Cancun, Mexico. Even as the state which he nominally represents was experiencing a disaster of somewhat epic proportions. 

A couple things here: If, like Ted, you are skeptical about the "science" behind climate change then you might be excused from paying attention to anything connected to the subject. Many who espouse their doubts about such things like to prattle on about how "if we're supposed to be having global warming, I guess we could use a little bit right now, heh heh heh." Or maybe we should applaud Ted for finally taking up for his wife and kids, after knuckling under to the "president" for the past four years. The guy who once responded to the suggestion that his wife was ugly from Trump, "It's not easy to tick me off. I don't get angry often, but if you mess with my wife, if you mess with my kids, that will do it every time. Donald, you're a sniveling coward and leave Heidi the hell alone." Where do you suppose all that vitriol went? Once Trump became "president," it was almost as if all that bad blood just drained away.

So maybe he's forgetful. Or forgiving. Or it could be that all those things that people have been saying about Ted Cruz, not his wife, for all these years are true. He may not be the person best suited to support the best interests of the Lone Star State. It's possible, right? While the guy who lost the most recent senate election to Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke waded in and organized volunteers to make more than 784,000 wellness calls to senior citizens around the state. I don't know. That sounds like leadership to me. 

Upon his return, somewhat abruptly because of the media frenzy in which he found himself, Ted Cruz set about doing what comes natural: Making excuses. “With school cancelled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon.” We can forget the travel restrictions and the global pandemic for a moment here. Instead, let's focus on the "good dad" thing. If he's such a "good dad," why would he throw his daughters under the bus as the reason for his poor judgement? Perhaps the weather conditions froze some of the pipes in his moral compass. 

Or maybe we have finally had enough of watching our leaders toddle off to the golf course or fly down to Cancun while their constituents suffer and die. Maybe it's time to stop electing truly awful people to positions of authority. 


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