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“If someone called my wife a dog, & said my daddy was in on JFK assassination, I wouldn’t kiss their ass”. . . *PIC*
Posted By: LongGone
Date: Tuesday - October 9,2018 04:05
(WashPost) “Tough as Texas,” the reelection slogan of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), might stoke images of the state’s cultural identity, from jacked-up trucks and 10-gallon hats to red meat and the shooting range. It’s a canny appeal that Cruz has repeatedly played up, claiming facetiously that his Democratic opponent, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, wants to ban barbecue and that liberals nationwide hope to turn Texas into California, “right down to tofu and silicon and dyed hair.”
But if Cruz really was as Texas tough as he claims, a new ad by legendary movie director Richard Linklater suggests, he would have dragged President Trump “out by the woodshed” for insulting his wife and father.
Paid for by the Fire Ted Cruz PAC, which was founded by a Dallas lawyer and Democratic donor, the 32-second commercial was released on YouTube on Monday night. Unsurprisingly, Linklater, the Oscar-nominated director, rejects the standard conventions of political advertising. The spot starts out with a shot of a diner check, dated 11/6 — Election Day. Then, the camera cuts to a white-haired man sitting in a dimly lit restaurant, its walls lined with Texas license plates and vintage Route 66 road signs, a bottle of red hot sauce on the table. He clutches a diner mug in one hand.
“Somebody left something on my door the other day that says, ‘Ted Cruz, tough as Texas,’” he says, laughing. “I mean, come on.”
The older man — actor Sonny Carl Davis — looks into the camera with a deadpan stare. His baseball hat is embroidered with a cannon and the words “Come and take it,” a symbol of Texas pride and defiance.
“If someone called my wife a dog, and said my daddy was in on the Kennedy assassination, I wouldn’t be kissing their ass,” Davis says with a slight drawl.
He points emphatically at the camera, leaning forward in his seat.
“You stick a finger in their chest and give ’em a few choice words. Or you drag their ass out by the woodshed and kick their ass, Ted.”
He settles back down, his voice laced with contempt and derision, and grabs his mug again.
“Come on, Ted,” he says, grimacing.
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