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Ted Cruz bites back at ‘True Blood’
WaPo ^ | 7/22/14 | Colby Itkowitz

Posted on 07/22/2014 3:17:13 PM PDT by Nachum

There were only a few ways Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) could react to HBO’s “True Blood” portrayal of Texas Republicans being murdered at a fictitious Cruz fundraiser.

He could have ignored it, or laughed it off. But he went political.

A scene in Sunday’s episode took place at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, where a Cruz function was being held. The vampires who went made disparaging comments about the Republicans in attendance (What do you expect? It’s Hollywood.) and then there was a vicious bloodbath. (We admittedly do not watch “True Blood,” so we can’t offer further context, but we know it’s a show about vampires and can be quite grisly.)

Cruz, not known for mincing words, shot back on social media several times Tuesday, drawing a comparison between the undead and Democrats. On his Facebook page Cruz wrote:

Of all the places I never thought to be mentioned, HBO’s True Blood vampire show would have to be near the top of the list. Sunday night, they aired a misogynist and profanity-ridden episode where Texas Republicans are murdered attending a “Ted Cruz fundraiser.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: back; bites; cruz; facebook; hbo; sarahpalin; ted; tedcruz; texas; trueblood
Then again, I guess I never had a chance w/ the vampire vote since the dead tend to vote overwhelmingly for Dems

Too much fun.

1 posted on 07/22/2014 3:17:13 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Ahh, those lovable, knucklehead Dems... they just LOVE to project what they’d like to do to us!!!


2 posted on 07/22/2014 3:21:55 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Nachum
He could have ignored it, or laughed it off. But he went political.

[sarcasm]
Because no Democrat would have gone political if someone on Duck Dynasty or any other non-left wing show had referred to someone as a Democ#nt.
[/sarcasm]

Harry Reid would have already convened Senate hearings and Obama would have broken into his busy fundraising schedule to make an address to the nation about hate speech.

3 posted on 07/22/2014 3:24:11 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Nachum
He could have ignored it, or laughed it off. But he went political.

I think this is a bit of a loaded statement. First, its fairly unique that a national TV show attacks a sitting US senator like this. Usually they have fictional senators. But HBO wanted to make a statement. You can be damn sure if it was a Barbara Boxer fundraiser or a Liz Warren fundraiser, the media would have gone ballistic over the "hate" directed at the senator. Second, Cruz did kinda laugh it off. The reporter makes it sound like Cruz went on some political rant but he didn't.

4 posted on 07/22/2014 3:29:52 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Nachum

True Blood was good if always racy, in its first few seasons.

It also was not super gay.

The good writer left and the show is now just a sensationalist soap opera with lots of sex, nudity and gay sex, and the story is not worth following.

It could have remained good if they returned to the basics of the main characters and the books. Lots of women are still watching because they love the Eric character and think he’s so hot.


5 posted on 07/22/2014 3:31:22 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Nachum

I would like to observe that Charlaine Harris, author of the books on which the tv series is based, is responsible for NONE of this. What there is of politics in the books - mostly at the town or parish law enforcement level - is non-partisan.


6 posted on 07/22/2014 3:34:46 PM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Nachum
Old Adage, probably from Confucius:

Don't get mad ... Get even!


That last remark cuts to the quick. See the Libs. See the Libs wince in agony.
7 posted on 07/22/2014 3:38:29 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Nachum

I’ve seen a few episodes and did not care for the series. The books by Charlaine Harris upon which the series is based contains NO politics; the material mentioned is purely a Hollywood insertion. The books are quite entertaining.


8 posted on 07/22/2014 3:41:48 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Nachum

Ya know - if you ignore them, they’ll go away. As it is, they get free advertising.


9 posted on 07/22/2014 3:49:44 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: TomServo

Same can be said to them about Ted Cruz.


10 posted on 07/22/2014 3:51:31 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Nachum
He could have ignored it, or laughed it off. But he went political.

Cruz did one better...he mocked both Hollywood and Demon-crats.

Tired of milquetoast Rinos ignoring obvious slander by ignoring it or laughing it off

Cruz believes in fighting fire with even more fire.
11 posted on 07/22/2014 3:52:47 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: stanne

Sheesh....it’s Hollywood.

This is what they do.

And we flail, grid our teeth, stammer, stomp and wail.

And they get the free advertising.


12 posted on 07/22/2014 3:55:23 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Nachum; Jarhead9297; COUNTrecount; notaliberal; DoughtyOne; RitaOK; MountainDad; aposiopetic; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
13 posted on 07/22/2014 3:55:40 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Nachum

Democrat Parasite murder fantasy


14 posted on 07/22/2014 3:57:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Williams

Just another soft porn series with a storyline.

Not even worth a look-see.


15 posted on 07/22/2014 3:58:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Nachum

They tell us what they truly desire through their fiction....


16 posted on 07/22/2014 3:59:09 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: TomServo

No publicity is bad publicity.


17 posted on 07/22/2014 4:00:59 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Hate speech? No hate speech here, just liberals being “colorful”. Oh, that and feeling some kind of unholy glee.

“Aw, c’mon fellas, it’s just poetic license!”

I’m sure Nanacy Pelosi or Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless, would never consider themselves to be “Democ#@ts”. But they would have thought this sort of characterization applied to Republicans to be uncommonly clever and the height of witty repartee.


18 posted on 07/22/2014 4:02:05 PM PDT by alloysteel (Most people become who they promised they would never be.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

It is the last season of True Blood, so they can go low like this.
In the Fangtasia scene, there is also a picture behind the bar or on the wall near the bar where President Bush is a vampire, sucking the blood of the Statue of Liberty.


19 posted on 07/22/2014 4:02:43 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: stanne

Which is why he needs to ignore them.


20 posted on 07/22/2014 4:03:14 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Nachum
When are the libs going to realize that trying to score cheap points on Cruz always, always backfires?

The man runs intellectual circles around them, and yet they never stop trying to catch up with him on their two left club-feet.

21 posted on 07/22/2014 4:05:27 PM PDT by Wyrd bið ful aræd (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

You do know why the dems hate him so much don’t you ..??


22 posted on 07/22/2014 4:05:39 PM PDT by The Final Harvest (True the Vote: " MY AMERICA, ... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: TomServo

The thought behind the proverb had been expressed earlier by Oscar Wilde:

The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.

This is what I meant.

It goes both ways.

Personally, I am sick to distraction even now of the George Bush, ‘oh be classy don’t say anything’ lukewarm failed strategy.

The only people who vote after they’re dead are dems isn’t hilarious to you?


23 posted on 07/22/2014 4:06:00 PM PDT by stanne
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To: TomServo
And we flail, grid our teeth, stammer, stomp and wail.

I see none of that here. Just a little sarcasm and observation.

24 posted on 07/22/2014 4:06:19 PM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

I wonder how that FBI investigation into that outhouse is going...


25 posted on 07/22/2014 4:06:20 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

“...their two left club-feet.”

Cloven?


26 posted on 07/22/2014 4:07:11 PM PDT by stanne
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To: CyberAnt

because he is effective and he is right


27 posted on 07/22/2014 4:07:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: stanne
Personally, I am sick to distraction even now of the George Bush, ‘oh be classy don’t say anything’ lukewarm failed strategy.

Yeah - we agree on that completely. It was pretty sad. Reagan had a way of dealing with this. Scorn, ridicule with some humor.

28 posted on 07/22/2014 4:12:20 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Nachum
Their real target didn't take the bait.

'REPUBLI-C*NT': LEFT'S POPULAR CULTURE NORMALIZES DEPRAVITY TOWARDS WOMEN

Sunday night, in the latest episode of HBO's "True Blood," one of the series' main characters attended a fictional Texas fundraiser for Senator Ted Cruz. While dressing like a southern Republican stereotype for the occasion, she looks in the mirror and refers to herself as a "Republi-cunt."

Harsh, no question. But I still can't wrap my head around the fact that the producers of "True Blood" attempted to sucker former-Alaska Governor Sarah Palin into appearing on the show.

We don't know if the requested cameo was for this infamous "Republi-cunt" episode. Thankfully, Palin smelled a rat, so we'll never know. Based on HBO's hyper-partisan history and the unique context and storyline of this particular episode, it is perfectly reasonable to assume the network's intent was to sweet talk Palin into humiliating herself as a "Republi-c*nt" in front of the whole wide world.

It is also safe to assume this because pop culture's mean-spirited and degrading cruelty towards Republican women is now the norm, not the exception.  



29 posted on 07/22/2014 4:18:13 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: GeronL

Exactly!!!


30 posted on 07/22/2014 4:20:27 PM PDT by The Final Harvest (True the Vote: " MY AMERICA, ... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Nachum

Can we get the FEC to ban this episode like they did the Citizens United documentary Hillary the movie?????

Clearly this is electioneering during a campaign season.


31 posted on 07/22/2014 4:23:44 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Nepeta

I’ve enjoyed the books far more than the tv series. It would have been better if they’d stuck to the actual characters and storyline of the books instead of using the series as a way to pursue their own political agenda.


32 posted on 07/22/2014 4:29:25 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: TomServo

they get free advertising, but also warn conservatives its a worthless show.


33 posted on 07/22/2014 4:29:32 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Nachum
I guess Cruz was supposed to stomp his feet and jump around playing a race card or something.
It actually gets his Name/Brand out there even more. And with that poster, LOL. Backfired!


34 posted on 07/22/2014 4:38:04 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Nachum

Cruz nails it. I cannot wait to see him dispatch Hillary in a debate. She’ll be crying worse than Kathleen Willy after hills’ husband raped her.


35 posted on 07/22/2014 4:45:49 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Nachum.


36 posted on 07/22/2014 4:47:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Pride in the USA

Good grief! I’m so glad we quit watching it years ago when the writers put it on a fast track to the cess pool of hell.


37 posted on 07/22/2014 4:58:34 PM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: TomServo

Ya know - if you ignore them, they’ll go away. As it is, they get free advertising.


Yeah. That worked so well when “W” was in office.


38 posted on 07/22/2014 5:38:07 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: raybbr; TomServo

I see none of that here. Just a little sarcasm and observation.


I saw the liberals try to give Cruz a wedgie only to slink away with a bloody nose. The Republican Party needs to do more of this.


39 posted on 07/22/2014 5:40:42 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Nachum
..."I guess I never had a chance w/ the vampire vote since the dead tend to vote overwhelmingly for Dems"

Hollyweird's going after Cruz and Palin... Another sign Cruz and Palin are good people - lowlifes don't like them...

40 posted on 07/23/2014 6:15:13 AM PDT by GOPJ (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize-Voltaire)
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To: Nachum

I love it when he said he was amused that the show portrays lefitsts as blood-sucking vampires. Ridicule is the best revenge!


41 posted on 07/23/2014 6:19:17 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: TomServo
Sheesh....it’s Hollywood. This is what they do.

And we flail, grid our teeth, stammer, stomp and wail.

And they get the free advertising.

The correct response, in a fictional world, is to send the Director's Cut task force to Hollyweird.
42 posted on 07/23/2014 9:09:59 AM PDT by Peet (Liberals are the feces that are created when shame eats too much stupid. -Dale Gribble)
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