Angry Conservatives Turn On Ted Cruz For Giving Toys To Kids

roflbot71214The comments section on Senator Ted Cruz’s Facebook page is truly a goldmine of racism, homophobia and utter batshit crazy remarks by what can only be assumed to be the people that get the corner booth, in the far back hall, by the janitor’s closet at GOP conventions. On a normal day, you can find the standard rants about the New World Order, auditing the Federal Reserve and indiscernible gibberish about extraterrestrials running the government, etc.

A lot of these people absolutely worship Ted Cruz as well as his House colleagues from Texas, Louie Gohmert, Steve Stockman, and Ted Barton. Yes, that Ted Barton, the one who thinks wind energy would cause global warming by slowing the rotation of the planet. Needless to say, you can imagine what the comments section looks like on any given day.

It really got interesting though when Ted Cruz and Glenn Beck made a trip to the border with Mexico to hand out teddy bears and soccer balls to the refugee children. Remember, anything short of setting attack dogs loose on these kids or even shooting them is tantamount to betraying conservative principles in the minds of some of these people.

But to show that he is approaching his new top priority in a compassionate way, Cruz made a stop at the border this weekend to help Glenn Beck hand out his truckload of teddy bears and soccer balls to children who have come to the southern border fleeing violence in Central America…

Cruz told Beck’s The Blaze network that “our country has always been a country of compassion, of humanity,” but “as long as that promise of amnesty is there, more and more children will come.” (Source)

Not only did he hand out toys, but Ted Cruz and Glenn Beck also brought food and served up barbecue to these kids. I wonder if the tipping point for these people was the fact that they gave barbecue to migrant kids?

First up, we have Kim Harrison. Like many others, Kim is very upset at Ted Cruz for showing “compassion or humanity” to the child refugees. The capitalization of random words is a sure sign she’s not happy with him but this is fairly mild in comparison to other comments on the page.


Next up, we have David Kirk who had 48 “likes” on his comment at last glance. David represents the very heart of what seems to be the conservative approach during a humanitarian crisis and that is lament American kids and veterans who need help – and then go right back to not giving a shit about them once the conservative media stops trying to cash in on the issue.


Then we have Joe Mumford who seems to have run into a caps lock malfunction halfway through his rant against Ted Cruz and “John”, who I assume to be Speaker John Boehner. I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that Joe doesn’t have a problem with the massive amount of spending we do on military contracts or oil subsidies either.


Time to meet Evelyn. Evelyn gets a double feature for your facepalm pleasure. She believes in just about every wacky conspiracy story out there and also thinks that somehow God is punishing us for allowing refugee children to come across the border, by sending refugee kids across the border with diseases. You really can’t make this stuff up.


Capture4.1Everyone say “hello” to Raquel. She doesn’t seem to care much about the refugee issue, but she believes Ted Cruz somehow has the ability to arrest and investigate President Obama. Alrighty then…


Up next we have George Roberson who believes giving toys to refugees is the same as amnesty, and then wants Ted Cruz to announce to the public “the GOP members who refuse to stand up for amnesty.” I don’t know about you, but now I’m almost as confused as he is.


Finally, we have Judi who is angry enough as it is about the kids getting necessities but toys? Well now, that’s just the straw that broke the camel’s back. How dare those kids have something fun to do as they sit in the detention centers, waiting for a hearing?


These are just a few samples of the angry comments left on Ted Cruz’s page from people who have a very poor idea of how government (or Christianity for that matter) is supposed to operate. These are the same people who criticize President Obama for using executive orders, then want him to use an executive order to deal with the crisis, never mind the fact the procedure for dealing with migrant children was laid out in a 2008 bill signed by George Bush.

“I’ve never taken a position more deadly to my career than this, and I have never ever taken a position that is more right than this,” he said on The Glenn Beck Program before announcing he would make his way down to the Texas-Mexico border. (Source)

Judging by the public comments left on his page, as much as I hate to agree with Ted Cruz on anything, I have to grudgingly admit he may be right. When he falls out of favor with the far right, that just goes to show exactly how far out of touch they really are.


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