March 26, 2016

"Donald Trump may be a rat but I have no desire to copulate with him."

That's something Ted Cruz actually said. 

39 comments:

Oso Negro said...

Everything Ted Cruz says or does appears to reinforce your visceral dislike of him, based primarily on his social conservatism per your past writing. So this is pretty much a dog bites man post.

MadisonMan said...

Ted Cruz does not come across as serious in any interaction he has with Trump. Rather, Trump appears to bring out the 5th Grader in Cruz, all neener neener.

Bob Ellison said...

Shouldn't have used "and" rather than "but"?

mccullough said...

It would actually help Cruz reputation if he were this much of a ladies man. Make him more likeable and sympathetic. He's wound too tight.

Anglelyne said...

I was kinda hoping Althouse would be an oasis where this latest pile of merde could be avoided for at least the weekend. Oh well.

Though I admit to following a link to the ratfucker video. I thought the linker was just satirizing something Cruz had actually said, so I clicked to see what he was riffing on. But it wasn't a riff.

I also admit I laughed 'til I cried.

Bob Ellison said...

I think, I suspect, that Cruz is smart enough and lawyerly enough to have something in a folder somewhere that bolsters his accusation that Trump's campaign is behind the story. This could get interesting.

Virgil Hilts said...

I think this is just a Goldman Sachs expression (using the f rather than c word). It makes perfect sense within banking circles.

Laslo Spatula said...

I won't even bother to link to my comment yesterday concerning Real Republican Men and Rat-Fuckers.

You are all living in Laslo's World.

I am Laslo.

traditionalguy said...

Did he say " I don't make a habit of it."

Rat Fucking is the Cruz specialty of inserting a wild disqualifying untruth about the other guy into the campaign by an anonymous source 48 hours before Election Day.

We need a special prosecutor. I nominate Little Marco and his Miami Cartel. They can get to the truth, like it appears they already have.

This is Free Speech timed just right. And did you hear about the Video Tape?

FullMoon said...

Bob Ellison said... [hush]​[hide comment]

I think, I suspect, that Cruz is smart enough and lawyerly enough to have something in a folder somewhere that bolsters his accusation that Trump's campaign is behind the story. This could get interesting.


Rubio did it

traditionalguy said...

At least Cruz is getting the support of The Duggar Family now. They understand how hard it can get and have to keep your zipper up.

Birkel said...

That is a weird quote.

Birkel said...

Seems like he is using rat Tucker like they did in All the President's Men.

Still sounds weird.

Birkel said...

...Rat fucker...

William said...

The National Enquirer is reporting that there are rumors that Ted Cruz has copulated with small rodents.

Bob Boyd said...

Ted Cruz
Still in the news
And still seeing only his rump
Not feeling the love for Trump

AReasonableMan said...

Anglelyne said...
I admit to following a link to the ratfucker video.


At the start of this cycle who would have imagined that this statement would make perfect sense in the context of a presidential nomination contest? Whatever else can be said about the Donald, no one can complain that they haven't got their money's worth from this election.

AReasonableMan said...

The evolution of politics.

"I am not a crook"
"I did not have sexual relations with that woman"
"I am not a rat fucker"

Bob Boyd said...

So now the GOP race is "Lying Ted" vs. "Sleazy Donald". That's great. Just f*****g great.

virgil xenophon said...

ARM@9:28 wins the thread! :o)

EDH said...

Bob Ellison said...
Shouldn't have used "and" rather than "but"?


Good observation. The way Cruz phrased it, he may be a rat-fucker but he's certainly not a Trump-humper.

Phil 3:14 said...

Going to the link I got the connection. Still the Cruz statement is bit too "witty". He should have used a more standard retort suçh as

" I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it."

Birkel said...

Rat fucking was a Woodward and Bernstein quote in All the President's Men.

Phil 3:14 said...

It's funny, a couple of years ago Ted Cruz was the hero of many of the commenters on this blog.

PS I'll save you all some time

NO HE WASN'T!

Bob Boyd said...

Ted Cruz
"No Spuz
For Trump"
In Speech From Stump

pm317 said...

So he says he is not into same sex sex. His supporters might like him more for it.

TCom said...

There is ABSOLUTELY no evidence of Cruz adultery! He just happened to appear on TV with the exact same temporary tattoo as the woman he is on video leaving hotels with on Tuesdays and Thursdays....land the day the tattoo appears? April 1, 3014. A Tuesday.

Nope, nothing here fellas! Cruz just goes into hotel rooms with women to play tattoos. Of course!

Https://www.imgur.com/js9npmn

Amexpat said...

I used to think that there was a method to Trump's nastiness. But I don't think he has control of it. Of course he needed to react when his wife's honor was attacked in an ad. The best way would be to call Cruz scum for the underhanded way in which his wife was attacked. Planting an article in the National Enquirer about Cruz's alleged adultery might work. But, by attacking Cruz's wife the way he did, he made Cruz the wronged party instead of himself.

Cruz looked looney when he started talking about rat copulators.

Maybe this is wishful thinking, but Kasich may very well get a big boost if Trump and Cruz continue down this road.

rcocean said...

Whats funny about all this:

1. There's no proof Cruz had 5 mistresses
2. There's no proof Trump planted the story.

Bob Boyd said...

There's also no proof that Bill Clinton is eating his heart out seeing somebody else with a sex scandal dominating the news.

pm317 said...

@TCom, that is pretty interesting!

R. Chatt said...

Trump doesn't tolerate bs. Trump hits back twice, maybe thrice, as hard. That nude shot of Melania (by a PAC supposedly out of Cruz's control) doesn't seem so smart anymore.

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

Hey, a ratfucker would be a step up from the current President - and Cruz is still the best qualified of the existing field.

Amanda said...

The whole sordid affair, so unseemly, from all parties involved. Tsk, tsk, tsk. The only innocent ones so far seems to be Heidi and Melania.

Joe said...

Who knew Cruz liked to fuck rats?

Why do people think this guy is smart?

Fernandinande said...

“bureaucratic sex creep”

madAsHell said...

O/T - Bernie is cleaning up in Washington state. He's up 75% to Clinton's 25%. I can see Hillary take the nomination from the convention, and then Bernie going third party.

Paul said...

I dint understand what Cruz said.

Is Cruz admitting he is gay?

TCom said...

Oh yeah, anyone can become powerful as an outsider in state conventions out of nowhere and the lifers don't have any undue power whatsoever, according to the apologists here.

I've read plenty of stories of Trump supporters showing up to delegate selection and being horrified at the insular atmosphere and shenanigans. Once the Cruz/Rubio camp purposefully nominated invalid delegates to the slate when the Trump people asked for delegates to proportionally allocate, trying to do it fairly. then at the convention they find out 3 are invalid (The ones Cruz/Rubio picked), party chair throws out the whole slate and rams through an establishment list instead. You people aren't fooling ANYONE with your "The train is fine" story.

Nobody believes you people that pretend there "is no establishment". We watched Romney get rubber stamped because we just had to wrap up the primaries and focus on Obama. Now it's someone the establishment doesn't want, and the knives are out.

What a pile of nonsense. Do you really think stealing the nom with insider rules you change at the last moment, then peddling this BS is going to work?

And of course Amanda just wants us all to stay home so they can continue to fundamentally transform our country.

You people think Trump is so dangerous. Ever thought of the danger of teaching the people their votes don't count?