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After Twitter Porn Snafu, Moralizer Ted Cruz Is Not Going to Have a Good Day


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After Twitter Porn Snafu, Moralizer Ted Cruz Is Not Going to Have a Good Day

Common Dreams staff

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who ran for president in 2016 and is a favorite of the Christian right, will be fighting a public relations battle on Tuesday as he faces tough questions about why his official Twitter account "liked" a pornographic video on Monday night.

As the New York Post reports:


#2

I knew there was a reason I didn’t want to shake his hand.


#3

Perhaps Ted believes he’s one of the 535 who are “entitled” to spank the monkey to porn.


#4

Hehe I needed this story, nice to see something rather silly (yet poetically just) that is not earth-shattering or Constitution-destroying which is, frankly, becoming the new norm in news stories. Nice to be able to laugh once in awhile at a news story. :slight_smile:


#5

When I was with the fundies, from age 19-26, keeping anyone in the church from having unauthorized sex was such a big deal as to be the all-consuming obsession. I ran afoul of this myself, which was the best thing I ever did. I left, they shunned me, and I was free.

The fundamentalist evangelicals spend an inordinate amount of time finding sin in others, and trying to hijack our laws to punish them. They insist the words “separation of church and state” are not in the Constitution maybe because they can’t read well enough to understand the establish clause.

As for loving their neighbors, these are some of the most holy/hateful people you will ever meet. Cruz is a great example of their ugly attitudes.

Jesus would be sad.


#6

Not surprising that sex obsessed people in a policy sense are often found to be sex obsessed in a personal sense…


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Bah, this is all much ado about nothing. “Liking” online hardly means anything. It doesn’t say he “liked” the porn. Maybe he “liked” the fact that it didn’t display same-sex intercourse. Maybe he was showing approval that the man in the video wasn’t using contraception.


#8

Maybe, It WAS his wife watching while he was “in consultation”.

The US is quickly becoming the ass hole of the world.


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  1. This is not surprising, since these (coalitions of elite) people are all remorseless in their (premeditated) soulless collusion of what truly is scripted, narrated, staged, acted, productions of various (billionaire directed and propagandized) Fronts: political, religious, ideological, legal, press, media, local through national through worldwide associations. Just like Hillary Clinton had one facade for the public and hidden truth of character behind paid doors, practically the entire cabal (so to speak) acts out roles in public for us, on cues, and the reality, for them, remains hidden/obscured as much as possible – in order that they may do whatever in the Hell they please, thus basking further in the splendor of wholly immersed luxury (for every whim), unabatedly.

  2. “No due process right to masturbate” (actually, just for the lower 99%)? And just how would that be enforced? Eventually, through Surveillance Cameras in our bathrooms and bedrooms? If people resisted by, say, screaming out in their living rooms (of which could be monitored through various other means), would they be charged with Felony Rioting? Thank you, so sincerely and deeply Mr. Blair/George Orwell.

  3. For some reason, memories of the following also came to mind:
    Rush Limbaugh, sex tourist? Questions for the nation’s number one conservative:
    “What was Rush doing in the Dominican Republic? Why was he returning from a country known for its thriving sex trade, with a bottle of Viagra that didn’t have his name on it?”


#10

“Cruz unliked the video after about an hour early Tuesday morning.” It took him an hour? Gee, wonder how many times he “watched” it over 60 minutes…?! So very typical of “they who doth protest too much.”


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Instead of watching porn, Cruz should be watching Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life: “Every sperm is sacred. Every sperm is great. And when a sperm is wasted, God gets quite irate.”


#12

Just another republican outed as - gasp - a frail, and hypocritical, human being. Not the first, not the last. A propos, a blast from the past: https://www.bustle.com/articles/73548-what-is-larry-craig-doing-now-the-scandal-and-its-aftereffects-were-hard-to-shake.


#13

Sexual perversion and religious conservatism go together like peas in a pod.


#14

Are you saying that watching porn is a “sexual perversion?”


#15

Or Woody Allen’s, Everything you always wanted to know about sex* (*but were afraid to ask).


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Most religious conservatives probably think so.


#17

Probably more accurate would be to say hypocrisy and religious conservatism go together.


#18

I cannot seem to find anything written in the Gospels about Jesus condemning masturbation or watching porn but he has a lot to say about hypocracy.