The American national political dialogue has never been particularly nice — the opposite, in fact (people who lament the loss of the “good old days” should really read how the colonialists rolled in Infamous Scribblers). But when it’s at its best, intellectual giants with impressive resumes aren’t confronted with their looks as a reason they might not be suitable for a political position.
I mean, have you really looked at the Presidential portraits lately? (Kidding…but only kind of.)
But that’s what happened to Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R), a man who by any measure has had a remarkable career as an attorney and statesman (and the child of an Hispanic immigrant), when he was harassed out of a Washington, DC class eatery Monday night by supporters of his Democratic opponent, Beto O’Rourke. (Ostensibly over the Kavanaugh nomination but — who are we kidding? It would have happened over any old thing the Resistance feels they can make some noise over. Because they’re really deep and principled like that.)
— Quoth the Raven (@QTRResearch) September 25, 2018
As Cruz and his wife, Heidi, began leaving the restaurant, hecklers referred to the sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh and chanted “we believe survivors.”
“Beto is way hotter than you, dude,” one of the hecklers said at one point, in reference to Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke, his opponent in the midterm elections.
“God bless you,” Cruz said.
This is of course not the first time the Resistance hasn’t let a crisis go to waste by chasing one of their designated criminals out of a restaurant (Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders are both on that esteemed list). But it is the first time one of them used the literal playground taunt of “you’re ugly” loud enough to hear.
Putting aside the problem that the whole reason these rabble-rousers were rabble rousing was because they’re protesting sexual harassment, and calling someone too ugly to keep his job might actually qualify for sexual harassment, there’s a bigger problem here (for them): their tactics are so amazingly and incredibly stupid.
Just bottom of the barrel, intellectually challenged, “how-do-you-feed-yourself-without-help?” stupid.
There are men living today with physical situations that confine them to wheelchairs and twist their bodies in painful shapes that are considered geniuses of physics. There are women defying stereotypes in all fields who do not adhere to standard definitions of beauty that are breaking down walls in entertainment, sports, on talking head news shows, etc. There are men and women home from wars with missing limbs and scarring so extreme they certainly know how it feels to be stared at daily and that Beto O’Rourke might be considered “hotter” than.
So? What’s your point, mush-brained Resister?
Utah Senator Orrin Hatch (R) had the best take on the nonsense:
Chasing a Cuban-American Senator you disagree with out of a restaurant while chanting “fascists not welcome” under the banner of “smash racism” might have just taken us over our irony quota for 2018. https://t.co/datsJcZxMj
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) September 25, 2018
The irony is more than just fascists screaming about fascism, though. It’s really, really ugly and incompetent people insisting beauty contributes to competence.
At least the colonialists, with all their vulgar trash-talking and slanderous lies, kept it smart and spurred a nation on to greatness (while single-handedly creating the field of journalism). All these Resistance brain trusts, who apparently never matured past high school, are doing is ruining a meal.