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:


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


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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.

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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 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLAKQe4BINU

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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