Ted Cruz GOES OFF On Washington Post After Cartoonist Depicts His Kids As Monkeys

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    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz slammed The Washington Post on Tuesday after the paper depicted his two young daughters as monkeys in an editorial cartoon.

    In an article accompanying her drawing, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Ann Telnaes wrote that while it is an “unspoken rule in editorial cartooning that a politician’s children are off-limits,” she felt that Cruz’s daughters, 7-year-old Caroline and 4-year-old Catherine, were “fair game” because the Republican presidential candidate used them in a Christmas parody video.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/12/22/t...st-depicts-his-kids-as-monkeys/#ixzz3vAGveJUa
     
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    She should be fired right along with all the other disrespectful political cartoonists and their satire.Cool
     
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    They are not depicting Bill Clinton's grandchild as a monkey.
     
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    Ah, CMG! Never let an opportunity to mention the Clinton's go untouched.
    You never disappoint.
     
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    Sorry about your misfortune. You are a devoted follower of the pantsuit lady, I know. I am just glad that I don't live in Minnesota because the people there don't seem to have personal lives.
     
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    Well, with you being in Indiana I find it a bit odd that you would support Bernie Sanders, but I guess nothing surprises me anymore.
     
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    Oh, you are just so intelligent for a Baptist!
     
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    He did forget to talk about Cuba.
     
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    You should be careful insulting others' States. After all, yours is home to the city of Gary, known as the "Armpit of America".
     
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    No human should be drawn as a monkey in any cartoon.

    Thinking back, I do not remember anyone protesting right-wing political cartoons showing Obama as a monkey.

    Why no protest over those cartoons?

    Showing or calling a person an animal is stage 3 of hate speech.
     
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    The point in this thread is not the depicting of someone as a monkey. It is the attack on the children of a candidate. The monkey thing is a secondary issue at best. Of course crabby already knew that he is just ignoring that fact so as to make his own off topic point.

    I do believe when Obama's children were attacked there was wide spread support for the understanding that it was wrong, on this board.
     
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    Representing a human, in this case Cruz's daughters is an attack on his daughters. Both the drawing and the attack are wrong. The monkey is not secondary as it is the graphic representation that is attack on the girls. So my first reply was right on the OP. Try to think a bit before replying and do not let you emotions rule your mind. Thanks.
     
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    Well, I protested the dirty name that you called the Tea Party but you did not retract it because you said it wasn't a dirty name to you. The Democrats only use the GOP for their vile depictions and they never apologize.
     
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    Note to others: Avoid mentioning Gary, Indiana to CMG. He does not like that. Laugh
     
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    That is a nasty city. Poor, dirty and filthy, with three interstate highways plowing through it. Semi-truck heaven. Had the misfortune to drive through it a couple of years ago on my way to Valpraiso.
     
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    ITL, expect a Dumb Box from CMG for Christmas. *laugh*

    Lived in northeast Illinois for a few years. Absolutely hated when I had to drive through that area.
     
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    This thread could easily be made into a comedy skit by SNL.

    Baptist Board members attack each other over Ted Cruz attacking the media for attacking his daughters. Laugh
     
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    Washington Post op-ed cartoon was a false flag attack engineered by the Cruz campaign to garner some free publicity and give him a chance to call the media liberals, thus energizing his base. Biggrin
     
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