March 24, 2015
Ted Talks, But His Logo Reveals the Truth

As the political pundits have spent enormous amounts of time discussing, Ted Cruz announced his not-even-quixotic candidacy for President yesterday. David Pescovitz at BoingBoing flagged something (flagged by Twitter user UPSO) that’s interesting about his campaign logo:


Check out the logo for Al Jazeera, presumably one of Cruz’s favorite news sources:


So, it appears not only that Cruz is a foreigner, not even (as Donald Trump has helpfully pointed out) born in this country, but also that he’s a not-so-secret admirer of those he publicly denounces. Perhaps that’s why he thinks he has a shot at bringing in those who might not otherwise be attracted to his Double-High personality, combining standard Right-Wing Authoritarianism with a Social Dominance Orientation. After all, if he can bridge the gap separating the horde of flag burners, the self-professed Christian groups defined mainly by who they hate, and the left-wing Arab groups whose experience of the US is largely as an exploiter and oppressor, then he can bring peace in our time.


Posted by Chuck Dupree at March 24, 2015 01:41 PM
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That's the first thing I thought of when I saw his logo. I'm sure Ted will say he is "re-claiming" the symbol for truth, justice and the American way.

Posted by: Marlene on March 25, 2015 11:16 AM

...and the cello plays on ...

Posted by: BP on March 25, 2015 3:45 PM

Not even taking LSD in my youth could prepare me for Ted Cruz.

Posted by: Ten Bears on March 26, 2015 3:30 PM
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