We mentioned in a previous post that we found a Trump supporter’s accusation that Cruz is a “pussy” a bit harsh. Those were our words. We were trying to restrain our usual self. Uncharacteristically, we know, but still. We don’t want to alienate people who are just as pissed off as we are, even if our idea of a solution differs from theirs.
We’re still on the same team, and we’ll be damned if we’ll forget it and hand the GOPe a victory by letting them divide and conquer as per fucking usual.
And we had this memory of a perfect example of how Ted Cruz is anything but a “pussy”, only we couldn’t quite put our finger on a where it was. It’s not like there was only one, it’s just that we couldn’t quite pinpoint the perfect one. Fortunately, LC & IB Francis Porretto did our homework for us (as is so often the case) and provided us with the link.
Francis is a national treasure. I can’t count the times when we’ve had a thought in our head and he just crystallizes it for us in a way that makes us think “why didn’t we think of that?”
There’s a man, a lone piranha in a swimming pool full of GOPe sharks, calling Mitch McConnell out for what he is and always has been: A liar. A shameless, backstabbing, underhanded, amoral liar, right on the floor of the Senate. Openly, with cameras rolling, saying what every single one of us knew and had wished that somebody, anybody would actually have the balls to state out loud.
There he is, when he had the clear option to do what 99.9999999999999999% of previous “great hopes” had already done, which was to immediately suck on the teat of the Chamber of Commerce and betray every single promise they’d ever made to the people voting for them (hi there, Marco! Yes, we’re looking at you!) and secure a fat, rich, risk free future for himself and his family, openly pissing in their cereal and throwing away any hope of a sinecure that he might have otherwise had.
There he is, clearly articulating the frustration and anger of ordinary Americans who DON’T have millions to bribe politicians with, who DON’T have K Street lobbyists at their beck and call, making enemies of the entire GOPe when it would be so much easier for him to just go along and secure for himself a lifetime of riches on the backs of the hardworking Americans who voted for him. Like, say, Rubio.
That’s a “pussy?”
We need more “pussies”, then.
What’s the date on this clip?
Thank you for the kind words, your Majesty!
My dear Emperor of these universes and outlying counties, Francis Porretto is indeed a very good man. Unfortunately, he has demerits accumulated from his absence from a certain show. A studious man, but certainly out of the loop, blinded by faith in one man. Behold: I bring you proof of the chicanery. Thus: And Thus: When Neal Katyal, defender of… Read more »
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