'Defended The Cross. And Won.' New Ad Portrays Cruz As Defender OfÂ Theocratic ChristianÂ America.
Before Ted Cruz won his U.S. Senate seat in 2012, he was theÂ Solicitor General of Texas, andÂ an associate deputy attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice.Â
GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz just released an ad touting his legal accomplishments, presumably as he has been able to pass only one bill while in the Senate, and that was not a controversial one.
Defending the cross, the Ten Commandments, the Second Amendment, and the Pledge of Allegiance... and winning. WATCH: https://t.co/FUbLaTqNnsâ€” Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 28, 2015
The 30-second spot, produced for the Iowa market, has no spoken words, just text:
Defended the cross. And won.
Protected the Ten Commandments. And won.
Fought for the Second Amendment. And won.
Stood up for the Pledge of Allegiance.Â And won.
Washington Post national political correspondentÂ David Weigel calls the ad "Ted Cruzâ€™s definition of winning," which proves that the Texas Tea Party Senator sees America as a Christian theocracy.
Some responses to the ad via Twitter:
@tedcruz "I'm against theocracies in the middle east, but damn I will shoot anything that looks like secularism in the USA" <- All of GOPâ€” Bob Markov (@DemocracySim) December 28, 2015
@tedcruz Thanks for defending us from that damned constitution with its separation of church and state.â€” Sean Mulvihill (@MessEnScene) December 28, 2015
@tedcruz Fighting for Bible, Gun and Flag? Did someone take them away? How about fight for things we need? Decent cops, wages,environment?â€” Tek Shrewsbury (@shrewst) December 27, 2015