Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Cruz Control edition

Recovering from a bout of gastroenteritis, and was going to take this weekend off, but I just couldn’t pass this one up!

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Ted Cruz flew to Cancun with his family amid power crisis in Texas

Fox News ^ | 2/18/21 | Tyler Olsen

Posted on 2/18/2021, 9:26:48 AM by JonPreston

Sen. Ted Cruz flew to Cancun, Mexico, with his family this week as Texas dealt with a winter storm that left millions without power, Fox News has confirmed.

1 posted on 2/18/2021, 9:26:48 AM by JonPreston
To: Brookhaven

It’s the Daily Mail, so, they would find fault with anything Cruz or any republican does.

5 posted on 2/18/2021, 11:03:50 AM by adorno

To: Brookhaven

Trips to Cancun aren’t done on the spur of the moment – I’d assume his wife and kids have been planning and anticipating this trip for a while now. Probably wouldn’t have been easy to cancel at the last minute due to freak weather conditions, but I agree – it’s a bad look.

4 posted on 2/18/2021, 11:02:45 AM by AnotherUnixGeek

There’s this thing called “trip insurance” – perhaps you’ve heard of it?
To: Brookhaven

Only illegals are allowed to flee to another country.

11 posted on 2/18/2021, 11:05:08 AM by Leep (Save America. Lock down Joe Biden!)

To: Brookhaven

Lol. Like Cruz is responsible for the Texas energy policy. It’s a state function.

And who cares. I’d do it too if I could.

Jealous losers.

13 posted on 2/18/2021, 11:06:08 AM by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL)

To: Brookhaven

In other news, Biden pushes gun control and the unemployment rate is on the rise due to leftist policies, but by all means worry about where and when the Cruz family takes a vacation. /spit.

18 posted on 2/18/2021, 11:07:15 AM by Bearshouse

To: JonPreston

Good on him. After the whole election mess and the inauguration mess and the whole Pelosi-led fricking Capitol mess, yeah good on Ted.Hope he is sharing a margarita with his wife right now.

27 posted on 2/18/2021, 9:34:30 AM by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys )
Ah – but it IS your circus, and they most definitely ARE your monkeys.
To: JonPreston

Maybe the author of this article should bring his Hot Air to Texas and generate some energy to warm some houses. Cruz isn’t even in Texas and airports here were closed until yesterday. People know you can work in DC or Cancun and still do your job, right? BS story and post.

31 posted on 2/18/2021, 9:34:51 AM by Savage Rider

And then, quite unexpectedly, common sense breaks out!
To: JonPreston

We bash Dems when they do this kind of stuff. Bad look for Cruz

60 posted on 2/18/2021, 9:41:03 AM by stuck_in_new_orleans ( )

I think he was born with that bad look, but whatever….
To: cgbg

This is tone-deaf optics at its worse(sic). I never liked Cruz much, but wow.

12 posted on 2/18/2021, 9:30:54 AM by Shadylake

To: JonPreston

Honestly, I expect him to resign over this.

2 posted on 2/18/2021, 9:27:21 AM by Shadylake

To: JonPreston

THIS, after he criticized state officials yesterday? Moroooon

53 posted on 2/18/2021, 9:39:41 AM by montag813 (“Fallen, fallen, is Babylon the Great”)

To: JonPreston

He just gave his opponent in 2024 some great campaign material.

72 posted on 2/18/2021, 9:45:49 AM by Stravinsky

You Beto your life he did.
More Cruz missiles below the fold….

To: volunbeer

What does Cruz have to do with the power grid in Texas?

Not much, but as a US Senator he has some role in procuring and expediting federal emergency aid to his constituents.

98 posted on 2/18/2021, 9:51:59 AM by semimojo
To: Turbo Pig

No Senator should be running off on a vacation when this kind of mess is happening in their State.

You find a way to help- even if you truly don’t care about your constituents.

He deserves to get blasted.

117 posted on 2/18/2021, 10:03:45 AM by RummyChick (To President Trump:

To: Ouderkirk

Do you have any idea how pissed people are and how bad this looks?

100 posted on 2/18/2021, 9:52:50 AM by Shadylake

To: x

Unforced error is exactly what this is.

I am surprised so many people here don’t see it.

The ads used against him are going to be brutal.

111 posted on 2/18/2021, 9:57:43 AM by RummyChick (To President Trump:

To: RummyChick

Word is that he’s returning immediately. Guess someone on his staff finally pointed out the obvious.

108 posted on 2/18/2021, 9:56:38 AM by Stravinsky

Oops. Word also is that he hadn’t planned to return the next day, and had to get a new ticket.
To: Stravinsky

Too late. What a moron.

I really can’t believe he doesn’t have better strategists. Or maybe he is just too elite and doesn’t listen to them.

112 posted on 2/18/2021, 9:58:57 AM by RummyChick (To President Trump:

To: mewzilla

Thanks to this we’ll probably have senator beto.

119 posted on 2/18/2021, 10:04:39 AM by Shadylake

Works for me.
To: dead

He’s special. No freezing in the dark for him. No boiling water for his special family. Broken pipes? Snap his fingers and dozens of plumbers show up.
Nope. He’s in Cancun reading about the disaster his constituents are dealing with. What could he do? How about being here! Experiencing what his “voters” are dealing with? It is sickening how many people give a pass to the “special” people. Why can’t he deal with Texas issues? FGS! He represents TEXAS not DC!

127 posted on 2/18/2021, 10:08:39 AM by Jrabbit

To: Shadylake

“This is about the #1 thing going on twitter now”

Lol, who cares what the commies voters on twitter are whining about?

134 posted on 2/18/2021, 10:14:38 AM by Boogieman

And a reply :
To: Boogieman

Millions upon millions care. I don’t really, but that’s the situation. This would be similar to if a NY senator didn’t cancel his vacation on 9/15. It’s about as bad as it gets.

136 posted on 2/18/2021, 10:15:52 AM by Shadylake

I can’t imagine why nobody’s raised the…..
To: hcmama

Not to mention that he was born in Canada to a Cuban father and is not a natural born citizen.

160 posted on 2/18/2021, 10:34:08 AM by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents)(Know Islam, No Peace – No Islam, Know Peace)

To: ontap

“optics my A$$$$”

In my younger days I worked for a political candidate who said those exact words to me.

He got _crushed_ in the general election.

230 posted on 2/18/2021, 4:33:53 PM by cgbg (A kleptocracy–if they can keep it. Think of it as the Cantillon Effect in action.)
To: Shadylake

“Apparently a lot here are just fine with him and hope he gets a lot of rest during all this. Incredible.”

It’s circling the wagons, but something this DUMB is what could cost Republicans the entire state government. He’s now the poster-boy for the 2022 elections, when it should have a referendum on the people in DC.

98 posted on 2/18/2021, 11:47:37 AM by BobL

To: wildcard_redneck

People who get upset when others try to live their lives because there is a crisis going on are virtue-signalling creeps.

Oh, stop. Just stop. Ted Cruz made a mistake, a big one.

When people in your state are freezing to death, literally, you don’t run away for some fun and sun in Mexico. And, no, it doesn’t matter when he booked the trip.

This is another self-inflicted wound. Sometimes the smartest guy in any room sure acts like an idiot. Either this or he’s caught the swamp entitlement disease.

127 posted on 2/18/2021, 12:08:42 PM by Right_in_Virginia ( )
To: Shadylake


In a crisis, you don’t go on vacation.

Ted Cruze just stepped in it, rubbed it all over his face, and people are blaming those who say “That was very stupid”.

179 posted on 2/18/2021, 12:34:33 PM by redgolum (If this culture today is civilization, I will be the barbarian)


I’ll be right back guys – have to go get something.

OK – resume fire!
To: CA Conservative

Exactly what is Cruz supposed to do about the power outage?

Cruz should be in Washington working on getting emergency relief to Texas–federal or otherwise.

I’m sure this was a pre-planned vacation

So? He doesn’t manage the local 7-11, he’s a US senator.

196 posted on 2/18/2021, 1:02:06 PM by Brookhaven
Hopefully, not for much longer.
And finally, I present to you – Beto O’Rourke’s new campaign slogan!
To: Brookhaven
Ted fled.

239 posted on 2/18/2021, 5:06:24 PM by Songcraft
See you good people next Monday.
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