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Once again, it’s time to take a cruise down the twisting roadways, sweeping loops, and hard right turns of Sen.Ted Cruz’s mind. Buckle up, for it’s a wild ride in a very dark space.
The latest astonishing comment to come careening out of Ted’s head was during an interview with the bubbleheaded Fox News yakker, Sean Hannity. The Supreme Court had just issued its back-to-back blockbuster decisions on Obamacare and marriage equality, and The Cruzer was not happy with the results. He dolefully declared: “Today is some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history.” To which Hannity, digging deep into his own shallow mind, replied: “I couldn’t say it more eloquently.”
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Eloquently? How about wrongly, cluelessly, and stupidly? It’s no surprise that these two far out ideologues oppose extending health care to millions and extending marriage rights to millions more, but it’s shameful to rank these court rulings among the “darkest” moments in American history.
For deep darkness, Ted might consider every brutal hour of slavery in our country, embraced for decades as lawful and moral by presidents, congresses, courts, preachers, moneyed elites, the media, and society at large. Or try our government’s relentless genocidal campaigns from coast to coast to eliminate Native Americans from America. Or try the industrial barons who have employed Pinkerton thugs and even the US Army to bludgeon and kill workers who were demanding a smidgeon of justice. Of course, both Cruz and Hannity ducked military duty so their prissy, partisan concept of dark doesn’t consider Gettysburg, Pearl Harbor, tiger cages, 9/11, Abu Ghraib, and other true trips into the heart of darkness.
Empty-headed ignorance is one thing, but flaunting it on national TV is embarrassing.
“Ranking Cruz’s ‘darkest 24 hours,'” Austin American Statesman, July 1, 2015