Who can forget the time that the most disliked person in the Senate, Ted Cruz, read Green Eggs and Ham to fill the filibuster time? He was protesting then-President Barack Obama’s health care law. Now, he has started an illicit relationship with a Dr. Seuss book.
Cruz has been doing his best Donald Trump impersonation, but he simply is no Trump. His attempts just come across as pitiful. And like 45, Cruz has been bending the law.
Back before Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) became a Trump troglodyte, he joked about his fellow Republican:
‘If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you.’
Cruz knowingly used campaign donations to promote a book on his Facebook page. He violated a federal law that forbids using campaign money for personal gain, The Huffington Post reported.
Between September and October of 2020, his campaign bought 17 ads on his Facebook site to promote his own book One Vote Away: How A Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History.
The ads showed Cruz hawking his book, pointing viewers to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books-A-Million, among other sites. The link read “Buy my book.” By that he meant Dr. Seuss’ book with Cruz’s signature gracing it this time.
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) forbids candidates from using donor funds to add to their own wealth. That includes book royalties.
According to election law experts, both parties’ political committees often hand out “donor mementos” in trade for donations. Cruz’s problem was that he was too blatant:
‘Stand with Ted & Dr. Seuss against the cancel culture mob to claim your signed copy of Green Eggs and Ham! Right now, the far left is trying to “CANCEL” Dr. Seuss.’
Cruz declared in a paid Facebook ad:
‘As someone who has always been a big fan of Green Eggs and Ham, I won’t let that stand. So please rush an urgent Contribution of $60 and I’ll sign a copy of Green, Eggs, and Ham just for you!’
Cruz bragged via Twitter that he signed “another 175 copies, [and] the response to this has been HUGE.” He called the books he signed the “cancel culture collectible.”
The Senator cheapened himself by trying to sell the books at $60. On Amazon, the books are running at $4.79 per copy. Republicans say that they are shocked, just shocked over the Seuss Foundation pulling six of the founders’ books. The plan blamed the Democrats in Mr. Potohead-gate and Dr. Seuss-gate.
Perhaps, Cruz was trying to steal the heat away from his vacation to a Cancun resort as his constituents froze to death, literally. Texans ran out of power and water during a once-in-a-century storm.
Dr. Seuss, aka Theodor Seuss Geisel was prolific. According to Amazon:
‘[H]is iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults…have been translated into 45 languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.’
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