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20 Feb, 4 tweets, 1 min read
The problem with whataboutism is most Democrats are the first to cut one of their own loose, sometimes stupidly. Republicans treat every case like they’re defending the Alamo.
The problem with Cruz isn’t simple bad optics, as his defenders contend, it’s that it revealed an almost absurd failure to grasp what political power is supposed to be about.
The corollary to Nixon wouldn’t have been forced to resign if they had Fox News back then is Ted Kennedy would have been.

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21 Feb
In animation you create mouth charts with shapes that correspond to phonemes. But Don Jr. is literally off the charts. Like these lip shapes make no sense.
This is about the closest I can find to whatever the hell he's doing with his mouth. Image
You should see what Gumby can do today.
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20 Feb
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One rule of twitter is if you're here long enough, sooner or later you'll be threaded into a Curt Schilling rage bender. Surprised it took this long, frankly.
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19 Feb
The thing about labeling the Cancun turnaround bad optics is that's usually used in politics for something that's really only wrong in superficial terms, what Cruz did was actually just plain bad.
Like, literally, he walked off the job in a crisis. Conduit between your state and the federal government is a pretty big role in a disaster. That requires you to believe in federal government, unfortunately here.
Even in terms of political maneuvering, knowing that the Biden administration is certainly eager to show competence here, he could have positioned himself as the guy making things happen.
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19 Feb
This is amazing.
This kid has been at it since he was 12 years old.
You have to admit, he's figured out how to get press at a much younger age than Trump did.
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18 Feb
So what do we think, Ted Cruz fleeing to Cancun thing true? Or old pictures?
If it's a hoax, it's a hoax with a lot of pictures. Though the one from there is from last year.
I was going to say don't think he wears glasses, but apparently in airports he does.
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16 Feb
Are there any Texas politicians who weren’t total assholes when California was on fire?
Probably didn’t notice as much at the time because the state was on fire.
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