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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 11:18 PM

 

Ted Cruz provokes outrage for attacking Bernie over the "socialist breadline" at Detroit food pantry

When it comes to discussing left-wing politics, conservatives never hesitate before jumping straight to absurd hyperbole. Every reasonable proposal to help improve ordinary people’s lives and raise their standard of living to that enjoyed by the rest of the developed world is immediately condemned by right-wingers an attempt to install Stalinism and will immediately turn the United States into a wasteland of empty stores and breadlines.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) attempted to mock democratic socialists Bernie Sanders and Rashida Tlaib for holding a media appearance at a food pantry, with the camera revealing empty shelves behind him. Without a second thought, the insufferable and remarkably uncreative Texas Senator immediately took to Twitter to go AHA! See! Empty shelves for socialism!




Of course, his “argument” about the wonders of capitalism was contradicted by the picture itself. Sanders and Tlaib were at a food pantry in the city of Detroit, which was very much in the capitalist United States the last time we checked.

Artificial scarcity of food is a feature, not a bug, of modern capitalism, and is the reason that food pantries exist at all. Thanks to Republicans like Ted Cruz and the complicity of right-wing “Democrats,” wages in America have remained stagnant for decades while the cost of living soars. Almost half of all Americans can’t afford to pay for basic needs like food and shelter. 13 million American kids live in food-insecure households.

Read more: https://washingtonpress.com/2019/10/30/ted-cruz-provokes-outrage-for-attacking-bernie-over-the-socialist-breadline-at-detroit-food-pantry/
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TexasTowelie Oct 30 OP
WobblyDem Oct 31 #1
ritapria Oct 31 #2
NurseJackie Oct 31 #3
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:08 AM

1. Classic Cruz self-own

 

This is literally a breadline. In the US. Cruz could not have more decisively stepped on a rake with this material, what a dingus.
Whenever cranks try to tie socialism to breadlines, I usually point out that nearly every picture they've seen of a breadline was taken in a country with a capitalist economy. Most people have seen pictures from the USSR, but it's still as easy as mentioning countries that existed in the 1920's.

Last time we had breadlines here, it took the OG New Deal, from a nominally anti-capitalist Social-Democrat to pull us out of it. He had enormous resistance from the party and the media, too. He also had to combat rising fascism. The similarities between FDR and Bernie are really inspiring. The similarities between the time periods that made them necessary is worrying and very eery.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:31 AM

2. Upon hearing the news Bernie had a heart attack

 

Ted Cruz wrote on Twitter :" Heidi and I are lifting Bernie in prayer.." .. Now he's back to being the insufferable asshole he really is... ...
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Response to ritapria (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:01 AM

3. Yes... yes, he is.

 

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Response to ritapria (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:40 AM

4. His "kind" words were probably pulled from a file of normative human responses...

 

...he keeps in his closet next to his spare human suits.

They weren't even that kind when you think about it. "Heidi and I are lifting Bernie in prayer" kind of suggests Heidi and he are responsible for Bernie's recovery, yes? I mean, he didn't actually wish Bernie well, when you get right down to it.
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