Unless you have been living under a rock, Ted Cruz, a Senator from Texas and possible Zodiac Killer is in a very tight race against a young fellow by the name of Beto. He’s under a lot of pressure, although Texas being Texas, he still has a decent chance at winning. Regardless, he’s getting it from all angles, as he should:
BREAKING. Activists just chased @TedCruz out of a fancy Washington DC restaurant, chanting “We Believe Survivors!”
Cruz has been friends with creep Kavanaugh for 20 years. Now Cruz is on judiciary committee hearing his testimony.
— Smash Racism DC (@SmashRacismDC) September 25, 2018
Now as you long know, I am not a fan of crowds in general or of making a scene, and while I would probably not do something like this, I am not going to judge those who do. This is, after all, the entirely predictable outcome of when the majority will of the country is being systematically ignored and oppressed by a venal and self-serving minority. In normal times, this would not happen. But when a majority of the population votes for one person and another becomes President, when clear majorities oppose virtually everything the party in power is doing but can’t do anything about it, this is what people like Cruz should expect.
People should be able to vent their frustrations at the ballot box, but when everything is gerrymandered, people are disfranchised by minority party intentional actions, when an archaic electoral college and the undemocratic apportionment of Senators all work together to make the ballot box in large part irrelevant, you just don’t get to have your $500 cavatelli with the missus in peace. Them’s just the breaks.
The upside is that unlike the tea party losers who were upset at the LEGITIMATE election of a President, they aren’t carrying guns and threatening to use them. They’re just pointing out that you’re a, in the words of wingnut columnist Bret Stephens, a “a serpent covered in Vaseline” who “treats the American people like two-bit suckers in 10-gallon hats.” As is their right. I’m sorry your Japanese Kampachi Crudo was ruined.
Oddly enough, no decent human beings had their dinner shouted down last night. Funny how that works.