The Senate race in Texas has been highly publicized, as Ted Cruz’s opponent, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, has been right on his tail for most of the race and has done so without donations from Super PACs or large lobbyist groups. He has done so only with what started out as a small grassroots campaign with donations made by private individuals, and he’s been able to raise millions!
With the election less than a month away, both candidates have ramped up their campaigning with events and also with television ads — the ones coming from Cruz’s team have been especially nasty. One, in particular, was the ad where Cruz mocked Beto for his name and accused him of trying to sound more “Latino.”
Disgusting, isn’t it? Yes – that’s how Ted Cruz rolls, but some of us in Texas can see right through him and know he’s nothing but a sniveling little weasel who will do and say anything in order to stay in the good graces of Donald Trump. The “Eyes of Texas,” if you will, are opening and the fact that Beto has a pretty decent chance of winning should show you that we’re not all a bunch of tea party buffoons. We’re ready for a major change.
An anti-Ted Cruz PAC, not affiliated with Beto O’Rourke’s campaign, just came out with an ad poking fun at one of Cruz’s campaign slogans, which is “Tough as Texas.” That slogan is pretty ridiculous considering Cruz allowed Trump to insult his wife and walk all over his family without doing a damn thing about it, and he continues to kiss up to him to this day!
In the ad, which was put together by Austin-based film director Richard Linklater, who directed and produced the movie Bernie, Linklater uses the same actor (Sonny Carl Davis) who in his film played a small-town Texan trying to explain the state’s cultural geography:
‘”I mean, come on,” Davis says, in character as the same small-town Texan he plays in Bernie. “If somebody called my wife a dog, and said my daddy was in on the Kennedy assassination, I wouldn’t be kissing their ass. You stick a finger in their chest and give ’em a few choice words. Or you drag their ass out by the woodshed and kick their ass. Come on, Ted”‘
In an interview with the Dallas Morning News, prominent Dallas attorney and Democrat donor, Marc Stanley, said about the ad:
‘Sonny’s character really captures what most Texans understand about Cruz: he’s a spineless liar who puts his own ambition ahead of doing his job for the people of Texas.’
I’d say that pretty much sums it up!
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