It’s become an almost passé observation to say that the modern Republican Party stands for absolutely nothing. Donald Trump swept in and pulled back the curtain to reveal that the only thing they truly care about is shoveling massive tax cuts to the super-rich and maintaining their own political power. Their platform is all about distracting voters by getting them working up over racial issues or nonsensical culture war complaints like Mr. Potato Head becoming gender-neutral.
At the same time, Republican politicians want us to believe that they represent the “real America” of the working class. Theirs is a party built and maintained to serve a handful of millionaires and billionaires and yet somehow they want to pretend like they have the best interests of average people at heart. It would be funny if it weren’t so convincing to so many millions of misled voters.
Perhaps the most ludicrous purveyor of this lie is Senator Ted Cruz, a man so out of touch that he was caught trying to flee to Cancun as his home state of Texas was slammed with deadly winter storms that knocked out power for millions of shivering Texans. A millionaire himself, Cruz tweeted today that the Republican Party is “not the party of country clubs, it’s the party of hardworking, blue-collar men and women.”
Mind you, this is the same party that elected Donald Trump—a privileged conman who never had to work a real day of work in life thanks to the millions given to him by his equally crooked father. Republicans love country clubs. If they didn’t need votes from normal people they’d never rub elbows with them at all. They hate and look down on middle-class people, as demonstrated by the draconian policies they enact every time they’re in power.
Twitter users were quick to point out Cruz’s staggering hypocrisy. People really, truly hate this loser.
The Republican Party is not the party of the country clubs, it’s the party of hardworking, blue-collar men and women.https://t.co/z0tnKxFSkP
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) February 26, 2021
Donald Trump lives at a country club.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 26, 2021
who is this tweet even for, soft boy
— Kim Kelly (@GrimKim) February 26, 2021
You literally flew to Cancun while your "hardworking, blue-collar men and women" in Texas were freezing to death.
— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) February 26, 2021
Tell that to your bellhop in Cancun
Nice try Raphael
— Kilgore Trout (@CohibaSmkr) February 26, 2021
Let's start asking Texans who or what does the Republican Party stand for….https://t.co/f6uUOVTdng
— cecil duffy (@cecil94720) February 26, 2021
The Republican Party is the party of tiki torches and insurrection
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) February 26, 2021
Guy who literally left his constituents in the freezing cold with no power to die while he chills in Cancun unironically posts about blue-collar folks.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) February 26, 2021
It's the party of a tiny number of people in country clubs manipulating a large number of blue-collar men and women into supporting policies that benefit the tiny number of people in country clubs to the detriment of the large number of blue-collar men and women.
— JRehling (@JRehling) February 26, 2021
Donald Trump literally lives at a country club he owns. https://t.co/QsFFffTbDn
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) February 26, 2021
Don't forget maracas, that you can stow in first class to Cancun! pic.twitter.com/pwL0GDV6Vx
— Confunctionist (@confunctionist) February 26, 2021
If the Republican Party is the party of hardworking blue-collar men and women, why has it been so steadfastly against raising the minimum wage — a move that would help tens of millions of hardworking blue-collar men and women?
— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) February 26, 2021
Sure, Ted. Who’s your cult leader again? It’s this guy, isn’t it 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/3w5xdiGx0P
— E.Hatt-Swank (@EHattSwank) February 26, 2021
Don’t know about that, but I do know that your party’s dear leader is playing golf again today. At a country club. https://t.co/vpQJHqBpmX
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) February 26, 2021
The Ritz Carlton in Cancun is over $300 a night. https://t.co/RHrxEmX342
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) February 26, 2021
There is no Republican party.
There is Donald Trump and his worshipers. https://t.co/cZVZjaumfo
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) February 26, 2021
– Donald Trump lives at Mar-a-Lago
– Eric used to live at Seven Springs & now adjacent to Trump Westchester
– Ivanka wanted to live at Bedminster but couldn’t get permits
Country Clubs https://t.co/EonC1AtE3n
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) February 26, 2021
So Ted Cruz didn't abandon Texas's country clubs, he abandoned its hardworking blue-collar men and women. https://t.co/jyl9Eyh9tc
— John Iadarola (@johniadarola) February 26, 2021
Does Trump live at a country club? https://t.co/5MPlqc5yxl
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) February 26, 2021
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