Michael Bennet: 2, Ted Cruz: 0

As Ernest Luning reports for the publication formerly known as the Colorado Statesman, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took a shot at Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Denver) over the latter’s official entry into the 2020 Presidential race on Thursday:

Hours after U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet’s Thursday announcement that he’s running for president, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz took to Twitter to compare the Colorado Democrat’s nascent campaign to “Seinfeld,” the landmark 1990s sitcom its creators said was “about nothing.”

The Texas Republican also took a swipe at Bennet’s breakthrough moment, when he tore into Cruz in a passionate speech on the Senate floor during January’s government shutdown, drawing millions of viewers.

“Michael Bennet’s campaign is a Seinfeld campaign — about nothing — that typifies the Left’s empty rage in 2020,” Cruz tweeted.

He continued: “In a decade in the Senate, he’s done very little … but he did stomp his foot & yell at me on Senate floor (which he features in fundraising emails).”

Cruz’s Twitter rhetoric reads a lot like something President Trump might tap out at 3:00 in the morning. The response from Bennet is pure trolling magic:

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  1. MichaelBowman says:

    Is that pox on the Senate, Rafael Edward, still butt-hurt over losing to Twitler?  

    PS: would you do something about that awful beard?  

  2. JohnInDenver says:

    I think it is telling that Ted Cruz chooses to try to make a point with banal repetition of a summary of a show that went out of production in 1998.

  3. RepealAndReplace says:

    Because Lying Ted is an expert on how not to run a successful presidential campaign. 

    • Genghis says:

      The only real fun I had in connection with the 2016 presidential campaign came from watching Trump beat "Ted" (false name) Cruz like the proverbial rented mule during GOP debates. Of course, that's when I though anyone who would actually support Trump would necessarily be too stupid to figure out how to vote.

      • RepealAndReplace says:

        And Lying Ted tried to keep it on a higher plane by having some anonymous group distribute the infamous photo of Melania to all the Mormons in Utah, and pronouncing that he (Ted) would not fornicate with rats (Cruz' words, not mine).

        It was like watching the class geek get into it with one of the detention kids.

  4. DavidThi808 says:

    Just because Ted Cruz is an ugly pimple on our political body – that does not mean he's wrong on this point.

    • unnamed says:

      No.  But he's not one to talk.

    • MichaelBowman says:

      Would you rather have a political body comprised of Rafaels or MBs? (you don't get to answer that Zappy).  I think I've stated before that I was (and continue to be) in the Romanoff camp at the time of Michael's appointment; I have learned to appreciate his style in DC.  Without him we wouldn't have had the original hemp amendment included in the 2014 Farm Bill.  

      That said, if we could have 100 Cynthia Thielens I'd be down with that idea! I think he shares a lot of characteristics with your mother's style (that's a compliment to both).  Actually, make that 99 Cynthia's and one Andrew Romanoff. 

      • DavidThi808 says:

        I'll take Bennet over Cruz any day. It's why I vote for him. My only point was that doesn't mean Cruz is wrong on everything he says.


        Also, I think Bennet's style is fine. It's his being owned by the banks I don't like.

        • MichaelBowman says:

          I'd certainly be fine with him taking a more progressive tone on a number of issues but I think he does a good job representing a slightly center-left state.  

        • Duke Cox says:

          I agree M. Bennet is too plugged in to the banking industry.

          Bi-partisanship and accomodation don't work when the other party is dishonest. Thurstons ideas won't get us anywhere.

          And…I echo Michaels' endorsement of Andrew Romanoff for the Senate. 

      • RepealAndReplace says:

        Zappy is still brooding over how to answer your question, Michael. Get back with him in a week or two.

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