A new anti-Ted Cruz ad is poking fun at the senator’s “Tough as Texas” slogan by pointing out Cruz’s inability to stand up for his own family when President Donald Trump attacked them.
The ad, released Monday by Fire Ted Cruz PAC, features actor Sonny Carl Davis that starred in the Richard Linklater film “Bernie,” which features an epic scene explaining the cultural geography of Texas, the Dallas Morning News wrote.
“Bernie” calls out the Republican senator for cozying up to Donald Trump despite the abuse the president heaped on him during the 2016 campaign.
“I mean, come on,” says Sonny Carl Davis, in character as the same small-town Texan he plays in Bernie. “If somebody called my wife a dog, and said my daddy was in on the Kennedy assassination, I wouldn’t be kissing their ass. You stick a finger in their chest and give ’em a few choice words. Or you drag their ass out by the woodshed and kick their ass. Come on. Ted.”
In an interview, Dallas lawyer and Democratic donor Marc Stanley told the paper that it hones in on something people in Texas understand about Cruz.
“Sonny’s character really captures what most Texans understand about Cruz: he’s a spineless liar who puts his own ambition ahead of doing his job for the people of Texas,” he said.
Watch the video below:
I really needed this laugh.