Cruz lauds Mandela, fans chew carpet

    If you’re not hip to what’s been going on, rest assured that it’s as delicious as a hot-fudge sundae. Because it turns out that Ted Cruz, the tea-partying senatorial extremist, is apparently too liberal for his own right-wing acolytes. He spent several years whipping them up — and now he has egregiously let them down. Here’s how:

    He had the temerity to post a kind statement about Nelson Mandela. Oh, the horror.

    With apologies to 17th-century poet John Donne, I have a message for Ted Cruz: Ask not for whom the trolls’ bell tolls, it trolls for thee.

    If you’re not hip to what’s been going on, rest assured that it’s as delicious as a hot-fudge sundae. Because it turns out that Ted Cruz, the tea-partying senatorial extremist, is apparently too liberal for his own right-wing acolytes. He spent several years whipping them up – and now he has egregiously let them down. Here’s how:

    He had the temerity to post a kind statement about Nelson Mandela. Oh, the horror.

    On Thursday, Cruz wrote on Facebook:

     

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    Post by Senator Ted Cruz.

     

    Well. That statement has sparked quite the kerfuffle. In right-wing circles, it’s simply not appropriate to praise a transformative black leader who erased institutional racism after spending 27 years busting rocks in jail. There’s no way that Cruz’s fans in Trollville would stomach such betrayal and blasphemy; within minutes, they manned their keyboards and indulged their ids. What follows is a representative small sampling – especially the grammar, the generosity of spirit, and the…um…intellectual rigor.

    Go home ted your drunk. He was a communist terrorist who targeted people for no other reason than being white.

    Tell the truth Ted!!! Who are you??!! Obama?? Don’t rewrite history to try to get people to like you!!!

    Well I’m sorry I voted for you Cruz. Really disappointed in conservatives tonight for they’re ignorance about him. I didn’t realize we conservatives glorified racist, Marxist, terrorists but I guess all you politicians are the same.

    All the apartheid BS you hear in the media is all lies.

    Just lost a lot of respect, Senator Cruz, a whole lot.

    Im disappointed you are honoring this terrorist!! Shame on you for bowing to the pc police!

    Mandela was a heartless murderer and terrorist. Read the facts about him before you lose any more votes. Unsubscribing.

    Senator, With your post on Mandela, you have greatly disappointed me and show clearly that you either don’t research for the truth or support the Communist Mandela was.

    Come on Ted. That is revisionist history you are spouting off. I bet he will reside in the same place as Hitler in the afterlife. If Obama praises him then you know he is evil.

    Dear Ted Please do your homework here. Mandela was a pinko scumbag from the get go. Mandela is rotting in hell as we talk.

    ted, you need a check-up from the neck up.

    Mandela wasn’t worth the loss of a single tear. This (death) is a time for celebration.

    Come on Ted. Mandela was a thug, mass murder, and a terrorist, and you stand there and shout accolades, gimmee a break!”

    Ted im ashamed of you. Touting a known communist as a great person. I don’t know if I can vote for you now.

    Come on Cruz please don’t disappoint me now he was a communist piece of crap Please check up on ur history before making stupid statements I have supported every thing you have done but I hate that u made this post.

    Imagine what they’re thinking today, with the news that Cruz will attend the Mandela funeral. One is almost tempted to feel bad for Cruz; there he was on Facebook, exuding a sense of decency, and getting trashed for it by his own trolls. But, actually, this was a classic case of rough justice — as some posters on the thread smartly observed.

    One guy, addressing Cruz, wrote: “You have consistently made your bed on the far Right, and now you must sleep with this kind of virtriol.”

    Another guy, also addressing Cruz: “Take note that the hateful, racist comments regarding Mr. Mandela come from those who hold you in high regard. You reap what you sow.”

    You reap what you sow … Indeed. With respect to Cruz getting his just desserts, not even John Donne can compete with the King James Bible.

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