Even though he has absolutely no sense of humor and is universally disliked by in the U.S. Senate, even by his Republican colleagues, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is fond of attempting to troll people on Twitter, even though his trolling almost always comes back to bite him squarely on his fat ass.
Cruz’s latest failed attempt at humor deals with a NASCAR race that took place over the weekend.
According to Deadline:
While interviewing driver Brandon Brown on Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama after he won his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race, Stavast had to deal with an unruly crowd. The racing fans, sensing the live cameras, broke into what’s fast becoming a popular chant at college football games in the south and midwest. The populist commentary involves President Joe Biden.
Stavast bravely soldiered on despite the obvious disruption. As an emotional Brown struggled to be heard above the crowd’s din, she interjected. “As you can hear the chants from the crowd, ‘Let’s go, Brandon.’”
Fans and Americans in general can offer any commentary they want regarding whoever happens to be president. They can even be profane when they do so. It’s one of the beautiful things about living in a country where we have freedom of speech and the right to say pretty much anything we want about our elected representatives.
And so Sen. Cruz thought he’d try to get in on the fun, but the way he did so ended up sounding churlish, mean-spirited, and undignified:
Funny? Not really. But humor is subjective, so maybe the MAGA faithful had a good hearty laugh at the senator’s cheap shot.
But should a sitting U.S. senator be making such a joke? Would Cruz like it if people chanted, “Fuck Ted Cruz!” everywhere he went? After all, this is the same Ted Cruz who booked a flight for Cancun rather than stay in Texas while his constituents were freezing in their homes and going without water for weeks when a massive ice storm hit last winter.
Cruz got the reaction he deserved:
If there’s any justice in the universe, the next time Ted Cruz books a flight to Cancun, the plane will wind up in Syria.