Ted Cruz announced on Monday that he was running for president and on Tuesday he began pandering to the Republican base in the worst way: by using 9/11.
During an interview with CBS’ This Morning, Cruz said that the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks changed his taste in music:
Music is interesting. I grew up listening to classic rock, and I’ll tell you sort of an odd story. My music tastes changed on 9/11.
On 9/11, I didn’t like how rock music responded, and country music collectively, the way they responded, it resonated with me, and I have to say, it just is a gut-level — I had an emotional reaction that says, ‘these are my people.’ [Source]
He said it as if he had a come-to-Jesus moment. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what Cruz is doing. A large portion of the Republican base lives in the South, and what does the stereotypical white Republican Southerner listen to? Country music! What were those people most outraged by? September 11th! Why? Because Mooslims killed Americans!
So Ted Cruz decided that he would use his taste in music and the worst terrorist attack our country has ever experienced to appeal to the bigoted jackasses in the south who, he thinks might not vote for him because he’s a brown guy. He wanted those people to know that he’s one of them. They are “his people!”
It’s really pathetic, that he used the deaths of thousands of people to appeal to the base. The only thing that could have made his intentions more obvious is if he’d come out wearing a suit made up of Confederate flags with the Bible in one hand and a Busch beer in the other while CBS played the
Dixie Chicks (haha just kidding those chicks are traitors) Toby Keith’s “Courtesy of the Red White & Blue” in the background. Wait a minute…. Toby Keith is a liberal. DAMMIT! I guess country music artists aren’t “his people” after all.
Watch Cruz make a fool of himself below:
H/T: The Huffington Post | Featured image via Youtube screenshot