Skip to comments.Washington Post: Ted Cruz uses his kids as political props
Posted on 12/22/2015 3:43:10 PM PST by Isara
There is an unspoken rule in editorial cartooning that a politician's children are off-limits. People don't get to choose their family members so obviously it's unfair to ridicule kids for their parent's behavior while in office or on the campaign trail- besides, they're children. There are plenty of adults in the political world who act childish, so there is no need for an editorial cartoonist to target actual children.
I've kept to that rule, except when the children are adults themselves or choose to indulge in grown-up activities (as the Bush twins did during the George W Bush presidency). But when a politician uses his children as political props, as Ted Cruz recently did in his Christmas parody video in which his eldest daughter read (with her father's dramatic flourish) a passage of an edited Christmas classic, then I figure they are fair game.
Ann Telnaes is an....
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Classy. @washingtonpost makes fun of my girls. Stick w/ attacking me--Caroline & Catherine are out of your league.
- Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 22, 2015
“I pay no taxes” Bezos owns WaPo now.
I remember the MSM kissing Zero’s ass about his cute kids. Anything they can do to sling mud at conservatives they do.
Politician kisses baby!
Film at 11.
That is a truly great ad.
I can’t think of any other ads offhand that make me LOL, but that one sure did. WaPo seems like they got a case of sour grapes.
And Hillary touting that she is a grandma isn’t?
Go Cruz! When you have a good family, you become a role model to everyone. True family values.
No divorces, adulterers, and other deviants. I am looking at certain candidates right now.
Well sheesh, Didn’t Obama use his girls for messages? Is she going to put monkeys next to Obama...
I bet not.
Oh bull. The ad is not about the kids. They are just upset that the ad undermines the left’s unfair characterization of Ted Cruz as an ogre.
And he scores.
Go ahead you morons. His kids are beautiful and probably smarter than most of the staff at the WaPo already. Show yourselves to be the kind of animals you are.
America loves this stuff, so you can go stuff it, too!
Preemptive strike by the MSM before the comments start about Hillary’s campaign prop next summer/fall, aka Chelsea’s next child due in 2017.
Hey, at least he trained them well enough that they’re not assaulting the popo and committing felonies like Ebola’s virtual brats.
Maybe H->! can send Cruz’ girls some cloths for Christmas to help H! wipe her computers.
2017 => 2016
Gotta love the predictability of the left.
There is no hole they can’t dig deeper.
Obama Daughters as political props in campaign stop. Notice the mic in the hand
There are a whole lot of words for this woman(?), but I am too much of a gentleman to use any of them. She slams the children of republicans but never the kids of democrats, and she justifies this with a double standard that she pretends to rationalize after the fact. True-believer liberal hypocrites disgust me. Decent people would leave the children (under age 21) of politicians on all sides out of the attacks, even Amy Carter, even Chelsea Clinton, even Sarah Palin's beautiful children, even the Bush daughters, even the children of an evil thug like Obama, and even the adorable daughters of our next President - Ted Cruz.
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