Ted Cruz is not a highly likable guy. The smarmy, self-satisfied senator from Texas, whose father claimed he was hand chosen by God himself to run for president, often comes off as a pompous blowhard with a superiority complex. It is not difficult to see where the disdain for Cruz and his ideology comes from.
Because of his staunch religious beliefs, Cruz is the same man who fought an online retailer of sex toys to court while arguing that they had no right to privacy because “there is no substantive-due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes unrelated to procreation or outside of an interpersonal relationship.” Whether it was Cruz or his legal team who uttered that exact argument, but Cruz’s participation in that Texas case has been much derided and discussed on social media. It is a case for which Senator Cruz will long be remembered.
Imagine the shock and glee, then, when Twitter users discovered in the wee hours of Tuesday morning that Cruz had liked a porn site’s tweet, which included a hardcore video depicting a couple cheating on their spouses.
The tweet was “unliked” by Cruz’s Twitter account and quickly reported to the online social media company, and his spokespeople quickly gave a statement about the incident, but not before screenshots began circulating and utter hilarity ensued.
(Goes to bed at reasonable time
(Wakes up, checks timeline to see what Ted Cruz did) pic.twitter.com/AluDYSTEZL
— UMD is the 2nd best team in the SEC (@NaturallyKatz) September 12, 2017
For the first time in history, people eagerly awaiting what Ted Cruz has to say. pic.twitter.com/Pu9uGL5sHU
— Individual-666 (@mrandrewworrell) September 12, 2017
Me finding out why Ted Cruz is trending pic.twitter.com/FeMjg2Aqva
— mob deep state (@SirUglyFlaco) September 12, 2017
One media outlet actually reported Ted Cruz's "like" of a porn site was "quickly yanked off." Tea Pain can't unread that.
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) September 12, 2017
It was only a matter of time before Ted Cruz slipped up and did something that normals do. His fellow lizard overlords will not be pleased.
— John Schindler (@20committee) September 12, 2017
Ted Cruz 2018 Campaign logo pic.twitter.com/EuuTKpJN3m
— Christian Cowart (@dtxErgaOmnes) September 12, 2017
Ted Cruz: Who's there?
Ted Cruz: Uh oh.
*Yep. You're trending on Twitter.
Rhymes with CORN.*
Ted Cruz: pic.twitter.com/9vMvtJ3gel
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) September 12, 2017
Nobody warned Ted Cruz he would go blind from doing that? Just what kind of Christian is he??
— voize_of_reazon (@Voize_of_Reazon) September 12, 2017
Ted Cruz apologizes, says he will stop tweeting porn and resume his regular wholesome tweets about taking healthcare away from poor people.
— Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) September 12, 2017
All of DC checking their 'likes' this morning. Way to go Ted Cruz. pic.twitter.com/cO0MrdnD2I
— HOLY SCHNIKES (@aWomanResisting) September 12, 2017
I propose all women (And men) attend all future Ted Cruz town halls in red sweaters and blue skirts. pic.twitter.com/Y2bugaYOfW
— Mr Kizmo (@MrKizmo) September 12, 2017
Ted Cruz tried to make
Then watched Twitter porn
It's even more beautiful as a haiku.
— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) September 12, 2017
Ted Cruz's re-election campaign was just sabotaged by his re-erection campaign.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) September 12, 2017
I'll pay $10 to any reporter that asks Ted Cruz if he's seen any good movies lately. #TedCruz
— Tgage (@tgagemurphy) September 12, 2017
Perhaps the best response, however, came from the Twitter account of the porn site that Ted Cruz “liked,” which now advertises itself as “the porn @TedCruz watches.”
Featured image via Getty/Alex Wong