Ted Cruz is simply not likable. At all. Not only is he a religious demagogue whose idea of freedom extends to those granted by the Bible and nothing else, but even his kids clearly hate him. At a campaign stop, Cruz was greeting his daughters as they came off his campaign bus when one of the children clearly wanted nothing to do with her father.
Cruz’s daughter, like many children, needed her personal space. When this happens, it is best to give it to them — but Ted wanted to continue his tradition of using his children as political props as he played up the doting father angle. Unfortunately, things didn’t go quite as he wished. Cruz leaned in, lips pursed, in what would be a failed effort to appear to be a loving father for the cameras. His daughter recoils as the Senator attempts to kiss her, but he forces it on her anyway. “Ow, ow, ow, ow,” she yells as she recoils, a look of pure disgust on her face.
Though Cruz has complained when others have mentioned his constant use of his daughters as political props, he (of course) has no qualms at all with actually using them to fundraise and to further enhance his campaign whenever possible –including this little stunt. His attitude toward his daughter, his unwillingness to respect her personal space, is also very indicative of his general attitude toward women. Cruz is exactly the sort of person who would impose his will on females across the nation if voters gave him the opportunity.
Cruz has repeatedly railed against a woman’s right to choose whether or not to have an abortion, has voted against measures intended to narrow the gender pay gap, and generally has one of the most anti-woman platforms of the 2016 hopefuls. Cruz clearly has no respect for the thoughts, opinions, feelings, or wishes of females — even his own daughter.
Besides, women think he’s creepy. According to Cruz’s former college roommate, women in general have always hated him to the point that it is positively amazing that any woman would allow him to touch them long enough for Cruz to manage to produce anything besides “knuckle-children,” at all. In December, NY Mag reported:
Over the last year or two, certain Americans have delighted in screenwriterCraig Mazin’s candid recollections of his time as Texas senator Ted Cruz’s freshman-year roommate. According to Mazin, the current presidential candidate “endlessly hit the snooze button,” creeped out female peers by hanging around their hallway in a bathrobe, and “had SERIOUS body odor issues.” Other Princeton classmates haven’t been much kinder, callingCruz “abrasive,” “intense,” “strident,” “arrogant,” and a “crank.”
In any case, it’s almost refreshing that Cruz’s daughter feels the same irresistable revulsion toward her father that the rest of us do.
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