If this is not a graphic on at least half of all Democratic messaging, then they’ll know they hired the wrong strategist.
Ted Cruz is a bigger buffoon candidate than even Sarah Palin. His idiocy can’t be blamed on a lack of education or world exposure; on the contrary, he was double-ivy, Harvard and Princeton educated. Not that that matters to Tea Party, of course. They’re the party with the base folk who don’t put stock in such ivory, elitist towers.
But somehow, Cruz remained impervious to the temptations of liberal, and in many cases, logical, thought, percolating at these venerated institutions. There is not a single, educated person who denies the human impact on and disastrous effects of climate change who is not A FUCKING MORON. Somehow, Senator Cruz, with more US News & World Report kiss-assed bona fides than most people in the world, is a fucking moron. He is just not convinced about the whole climate change thing due to the fact that it still snows sometimes. Here he was last week giving us the benefit of his moron wisdom and explaining all about the falsity of “global warming” (relevance – used loosely – begins at 3:20 on the video:
Not sure what “data” Cruz is looking at for his “satellite” imagery of the earth not getting any warmer over the last 17 years. Definitely not this here graph showing the data collected by 4 different international scientific institutions, and https://www.youtube.com/embed/m0UJ_Sc0Udk” target=”_blank”>the consensus formed by NASA and 97% of all scientists in the world.
Whatever great intellectual talent Cruz may have had has simply not shown itself in any of his dealings as a US Senator. From his harmful and pointless symbolic gesture of the government shutdown,  to his total lack of empathy or even pragmatism in his staunch opposition to any kind of pathway short of deportation and criminal proceedings for undocumented immigrants as well as his particularly idiotic and aggressive opposition to marriage equality and all of the familial protections thereof for same-sex couples and their children, Cruz’s Tea Party membership (or perhaps leadership) apparently included a clean sweep of all intellectual talent to purify his neo-neo-conservative soul.
When we are not choking on the vomit of the substance of the Cruz ideology, we are triple-taking and feeling awkward at what pathetic attempts at using rhetoric he employs in his grandstanding. Who could forget last year’s head-cocking, Scooby-sounding “ARF?” noise we all collectively made when Cruz clumsily waxed satirical (far, far above his ability to do so) by borrowing Cicero and actually accusing Obama of being “openly desirous to destroy the Constitution and this Republic” based on his executive orders providing a pathway toward legal residency for undocumented children.
A lot will be said about Cruz, and all the forthcoming candidates, over the next 20 months  before the 2016 presidential election. His views on many topics will be criticized for both substance and articulation, and his actions will be under heavy scrutiny. I am expecting really amusing things to happen, based on all we know so far, and perhaps, most especially, based on the giant, Texass-sized ego that is held back only by the plasticine nature of Cruz’s enormous head. Yes, I know, everyone who runs for any office needs some ego, and to run for president, you really need to have it large measure.
But. There is a difference that is best represented by an undoctored picture of Cruz, lounging in his self-decorated office.
Welcome to the 2016 presidential race, friends.
 The only tangible results of this Shutdown circus, aside from stroking Cruz’s already-massive and turgid ego, was to deprive the nation of many critical services and thrust incredible hardship on individuals whose only or major source of income was their federal wages, which withholding also may have been illegal.
 Jesus christ this asshole is announcing early.