Stephen Bowers – The Pleasant Ted Cruz

I just read a terrific article about Senator Ted Cruz (TX).

It was written by Andrew Ferguson in The Weekly Standard. Fergy poked a lot of fun at the Senator, but that’s OK. The guy has had a great life fighting the baloney purveyors of our age. He got to clerk for Chief Justice Rehnquist. So if a little rain falls into his existence (precipitated by Mr. Ferguson), too bad.

He is the son of real Cuban immigrants who lost all to Castro’s Socialist Paradise. His sister was even tortured in one of Fidel’s prisons. (Those socialist SOBs sure know how to treat the ladies. And they are always ready for a good time.)

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And, as always, being all over the important details, I noticed he wears cowboy boots. I just hope he wore ‘em at Harvard. Those Ivy League dorks and trust fund kids had probably never seen ‘em before.

The article can be summed up in one sentence, to wit; “If Ted Cruz didn’t exist, the liberals and big media would need to invent him.” He’s their new Joe McCarthy. Those politicians gotta’ have a Bugaboo so they can pretend to be protecting those low intelligence gimme’- somethin’-for-free voters … from him … or it.

I heard one commentator say he tuned in Cruz’s filibustering for forty minutes during the sixteenth hour and found the Senator cogent and informative. How about that! And from a politician!

Mr. Fergy also poked fun at how (at least on one occasion) his suit seemed ill-fitting. I can relate to that. Mine have never fit quite right at any time in my life.

I don’t think Ferguson mentioned the Senator’s academic achievements … at Princeton and Harvard Law, no less. Except to mention that Magna Cum Laude stuff (which I don’t know the meaning of). And, of course, I can’t help but note he didn’t succumb to the temptation to spend millions on concealing his academic records as seems to be the trend among Ivy League types these days. At least … one guy … anyway.

This observation is mine (not Mr. Ferguson’s), the guy has a face that any political cartoonist will love. Unless the cartoonist is a liberal … or a liar. But I’m being redundant.


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Stephen Bowers

Stephen Bowers

I am an attorney in Las Vegas who has always wanted to draw political cartoons, partly because I like drawing, but mostly because I enjoy ridiculing pompous know-nothings. Verbally debating them gets nowhere. They don't know they're beaten. But poking fun at them in a drawing leaves them without recourse or rebuttal. What can they do...? Call me names, whine, cuss me ... or maybe draw a witty riposte? Unlikely.
Steve Bowers, Esq.

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