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Ted Cruz Posters Spawn More Pop Art (1:20 video)
ijreview.com ^ | 4 hours ago | By Kira Davis

Posted on 03/17/2014 1:35:06 PM PDT by virgil283

Ted Cruz has been earning himself somewhat of a “bad-boy” reputation in political circles these days. He’s been characterized as a bully by his colleagues and the left has demonized Cruz as a rogue Tea Party Terror bent on destroying the fine, upstanding, hard-working men and women of Congress.

Recently mysterious posters of Cruz photoshopped onto a tattooed torso with a cigarette in his mouth began popping up all over Los Angeles..... Apparently Sabo’s art has inspired others to pay their own form of tribute to the GOP’s bad boy. This work of art popped up on YouTube just this morning and features Cruz photoshopped onto some of the most iconic pictures of decades past. Could this be the beginning of one of the most effective (or infective, as it were) political campaigns in recent years?...."

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KEYWORDS: 113th; art; cruz2016; posters; tedcruz
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1 posted on 03/17/2014 1:35:06 PM PDT by virgil283
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To: virgil283

I find it ridiculous and demeaning


2 posted on 03/17/2014 1:36:14 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

I understand your position, but I would also ask you to reconsider the impact these images can have on a generation of Zombies.

They don’t care to pay attention to policy positions or political statements. From their perspective, all politicians lie and it doesn’t matter.

They want “Attitude”.

I think these images are fantastic.


3 posted on 03/17/2014 1:43:17 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: Zeneta

They make me retch. Seriously they do. I guess he will be twerking with Miley Virus in the next one?


4 posted on 03/17/2014 1:46:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Zeneta

I think these images are fantastic.”

I don’t know that I would use the word fantastic but they are attracting enough interest that more people will now know his name and maybe care enough to find out what he stands for. He is getting press from sources and people that no amount of TV advertising money could attract. Certainly an “out of the box” approach to getting name recognition.


5 posted on 03/17/2014 1:50:21 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: GeronL

It’s the image of a rebel.

Powerful image in America, and well-loved by kids.

It’s actually fitting for Cruz.


6 posted on 03/17/2014 1:50:44 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: GeronL

Yeah, me too. We need some respectable and classy get it done type to lead us out of them horror show we’ve been living the last 6 years. JMO


7 posted on 03/17/2014 1:51:37 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Jewbacca

If those posters were true, he wouldn’t find much conservative support


8 posted on 03/17/2014 1:55:22 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: virgil283

they were thinking of Boner


9 posted on 03/17/2014 1:59:49 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: virgil283

I’m not offended, but you can bet the liberals will come out with their own versions.


10 posted on 03/17/2014 2:03:08 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: virgil283

I like it. Think outside if the box. Heroic rebel image.


11 posted on 03/17/2014 2:03:12 PM PDT by ohiobuckeye1997
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To: GeronL; Jewbacca

GeronL, I respectfully disagree.

There is a very large portion of our culture that is sick and tired of “politics as usual”. These folks voted for 0bama and would vote Democrat again considering how the media portrays Republicans.

In addition, there is, IMHO, an opportunity to capture these young voters given the NSA, IRS, 0bamacare crap.


12 posted on 03/17/2014 2:06:28 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: virgil283

Excellent political street art. I approve.


13 posted on 03/17/2014 2:06:45 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Puppage

“We need some respectable and classy get it done type to lead us out of them horror show we’ve been living the last 6 years. JMO”

uh yeah, Bob Dole, John Mccain, Mitt Romney, pretty respectable guys and they sure did look good in a suit!


14 posted on 03/17/2014 2:07:02 PM PDT by ohiobuckeye1997
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To: virgil283

The Middle Finger Up picture pretty much represents my attitude towards Ubama the Democrats and the GOPe.


15 posted on 03/17/2014 2:12:16 PM PDT by ohiobuckeye1997
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To: GeronL

“They make me retch. Seriously they do. I guess he will be twerking with Miley Virus in the next one?”


No, if that is done it will be done by a Liberal in an attempt to counter this poster.


16 posted on 03/17/2014 2:12:21 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: GeronL

The left will not stop any line of attack until it is used against them. When that happens they are outraged. So, maybe Hitlery twerking? El-Presidente in drag?


17 posted on 03/17/2014 2:21:33 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: Zeneta

these images are pro-Cruz?

because they do not seem thar way.

go ahead and alienate the base to pander to the freaks and tell me how it works out. Ted Cruz was the only politician I liked and had respect for. Why ruin that with by promoting this gutter ghetto filth that mocks what I stand for?

Ted needs to distance himself from this trash!


18 posted on 03/17/2014 2:23:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: ohiobuckeye1997

as heroic as an MS-13 drive by


19 posted on 03/17/2014 2:24:49 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

It’s not about the image, in and of itself, it is all about an attitude.


20 posted on 03/17/2014 2:35:48 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: virgil283


21 posted on 03/17/2014 2:36:35 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Could Ted Cruz make the Constitution ‘cool’ again?


22 posted on 03/17/2014 2:37:44 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Zeneta

not a conservative attitude

going dumpster diving for votes will bring bitter and rotted fruit


23 posted on 03/17/2014 2:38:56 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

And yes, they are Pro Cruz.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3133952/posts

UPDATE: The images appear to be the work of a Los Angeles artist Leonard Sabo, who posted an attempt at the design back on March 9. I’ve reached out to Sabo for comment, and will update when I hear back. His political and artistic views are, uh, interesting, to put it mildly, most offensive of which is that he seems to think Cruz could actually be president some day.

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“Actually, kinda cool looking,” wrote one Free Republic commenter. “Maybe we can all get tats and stuff and form a ‘gang’. Call it the Patriot Gang or something. Put some drive-by fear into the liberals.”

http://www.mediaite.com/online/ted-cruz-is-now-the-tattooed-badass-rock-star-of-the-gops-dreams/


24 posted on 03/17/2014 2:39:35 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: GeronL

not a conservative attitude


I beg to differ.


25 posted on 03/17/2014 2:41:25 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: Zeneta

you can beg all you want it will not change


26 posted on 03/17/2014 2:43:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SoConPubbie

PING for the list SoCon


27 posted on 03/17/2014 2:50:31 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: GeronL

Ted needs to distance himself from this trash!


Ted doesn’t need to do anything but be himself.

If liberals were to determine that the images actually came from the Ted Cruz organization, it would be over.

In our current political culture with a dominate left media, a known conservative messenger is shot down well before the message can be heard.

If the “messenger” is unknown and/or is a “Street Artist” the value of the message grows and can gain traction because the media doesn’t have anyone to attack.

It’s a form of “Culture Jamming”.


28 posted on 03/17/2014 2:53:55 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Could Ted Cruz make the Constitution ‘cool’ again?

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Bwahahaha....then the lefties will fear him even more :)


29 posted on 03/17/2014 2:55:46 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: GeronL

I find it racist.


30 posted on 03/17/2014 2:57:05 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: GeronL

I love them!!!


31 posted on 03/17/2014 2:57:31 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Hi Bunny


32 posted on 03/17/2014 2:58:25 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: FrdmLvr

it kinda is


33 posted on 03/17/2014 3:01:45 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Zeneta

uh huh

Cruz posted it on his Facebook so its hard to say he has zero connection

ghetto thug posters are not going to win him any votes


34 posted on 03/17/2014 3:05:18 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: virgil283

I think the idea behind these images is brilliant! I like the attitude they portray. If the media can create a “cult of personality” around the misfit President currently occupying the office, why can’t the same be done with Ted Cruz? For the younger people to even want to hear the words coming out of Senstor Cruz’s mouth, he must first have some street cred.


35 posted on 03/17/2014 3:05:25 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: GeronL

Cruz posted it on his Facebook so its hard to say he has zero connection


He posted a reply on twitter “I don’t smoke”

He signed a poster when he was in LA.

Hardly a connection.

Endorsement ?

Maybe, but I have no problem with that.

I don’t claim to be some expert on our culture, however I do know things that you may not.


36 posted on 03/17/2014 3:09:25 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: virgil283
Had never seen the "original" before, but I quickly thought of Johnny Cash.

BINGO


37 posted on 03/17/2014 3:09:37 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Zeneta

Hugs!

{{{{{ Zeneta }}}}}


38 posted on 03/17/2014 3:12:01 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: nascarnation

Well, thar you go!!!! Bad boy indeed


39 posted on 03/17/2014 3:13:10 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Zeneta

I actually think this is a plus for Cruz. Those who know and have followed him will take them for what they are, but there’s millions of people who have never heard a good word about him and still others who have never heard of him at all.

The old saying “any ink is good ink” seems applicable here.


40 posted on 03/17/2014 3:19:37 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: BunnySlippers; GeronL
Just two comments on the youtube page. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDRXS4ACR7k GooDDaDDy101 4 hours ago That's a fact...You are about to start the biggest Conservative cultural Push Back in the last 40 years...You couldn't have picked a better warrior for Liberty...Well done.... Scarlett O'hara 2 hours ago I've never thought of Ted Cruz as sexy until, I saw that awesome poster of Cruz. Now a video. Now I can't think about him without thinking how sexy he is. Mmm mm mmm Cruzing with Teddy!
41 posted on 03/17/2014 3:19:38 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: Zeneta
Format Fail !!!

Just two comments on the youtube page.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDRXS4ACR7k

GooDDaDDy101 4 hours ago

That's a fact...You are about to start the biggest Conservative cultural Push Back in the last 40 years...You couldn't have picked a better warrior for Liberty...Well done....

Scarlett O'hara 2 hours ago

I've never thought of Ted Cruz as sexy until, I saw that awesome poster of Cruz. Now a video. Now I can't think about him without thinking how sexy he is. Mmm mm mmm Cruzing with Teddy!

42 posted on 03/17/2014 3:22:42 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: Zeneta

meaningless tripe


43 posted on 03/17/2014 3:24:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Before you spit, think about this. They are mocking Cruz (and failing), to be sure, but they are doing more to market him to a reluctant crowd than we ever could. If Ted’s laughing, I am too.


44 posted on 03/17/2014 3:28:06 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

I am about done. If conservatives want to get ghetto count me out


45 posted on 03/17/2014 3:30:02 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Don’t get too steamed...it is way to early in the season to do that. This isn’t something Cruz is doing. Cruz isn’t “going ghetto,” but somebody else is doing it to mock him. I think it’s going to backfire.

I hope you’re not suggesting if Cruz gets the “barrio vote” you won’t vote for him.


46 posted on 03/17/2014 3:33:03 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: GeronL

This is great!!! We are finally playing the game the way the democrats do - building the image, forcing it out there through means outside their media. These posters should be in every city in America. If we can brand him and the teaparty in this rebellious light, we can ensure the defeat of the marxists and that everyone under 30 will rise up with us. The most patriotic thing one can do today, is to make as many copies of this poster as you can afford and hang them in your town.


47 posted on 03/17/2014 3:33:11 PM PDT by Deathtomarxists
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To: GeronL

its not mocking us - its mocking the liberals! YOu have to look at it from the urban ghetto point of view. This is freaking genius. I know a lot of old conservatives have issues with this and would rather have dainty portraits of the founding fathers in hosiery and tricornered hats - but that DOESN”T WORK!!!! We have to target the youth, their natural sense of rebellion. Just like the libs did with the hippies in the 60s.


48 posted on 03/17/2014 3:33:11 PM PDT by Deathtomarxists
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To: Deathtomarxists

I will stay home. I am finished. This is garbage it is disgusting. It is gutter sewage. It is demeaning.

go ahead and be just like them because I thought the point was not to be like them. Maybe to be hip and current he should be getting a BJ - target those youth like you said - I will stay home


49 posted on 03/17/2014 3:39:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: EDINVA

Here’s the deal.

This is the most important thing to know.

Under our current culture of Left media and uninterested voters (that voted for 0Bama):

The Message is dead if the Messenger is a known Republican/Conservative.

The Messenger will be shot down in the most brutal attacks in order to kill the message.

Therefore, as I’ve stated before and have been saying for years now, we need to adopt a form of “Culture Jamming”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_jamming

It can’t work if the messages are discovered to be from a deep pocketed conservative etc.. Again, it’s the messenger problem that needs to be overcome.

I recently read a 40 plus page excerpt that gets into the ideology of traditionally “culture jamming” efforts as well as it’s effectiveness in undermining the “establishment”.

Keep in mind, there is a sea change occurring on what is believed to be the “Establishment”. It’s shifting from “Old White Republicans” to “Government” and its efforts to control individuals.


50 posted on 03/17/2014 3:41:27 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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