Ted Cruz Defends a Vile Nazi Symbol

 Sen. Ted Cruz asks Attorney General Merrick Garland a question at a Senate hearing in Washington, DC. Oct. 27, 2021. (photo credit: Tom Brenner/Pool/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz is defending the Nazi salute

With all its connections to Hitler, Der Brute

Who killed six million Jews.

What’s next, Mr. Cruz?

The swastika? The goosestep? The Nazi jackboot?

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  • If anyone is unfamiliar with the reference, one news account reports:

    Cruz doubled down on his defense of the Nazi salute on Twitter later, writing, "The parent was doing the Nazi salute because he was calling the authoritarian school board Nazis—evil, bad & abusive. And yes, calling someone a Nazi is very much protected by the First Amendment."

    In the August scenario to which Cruz was referring, a Michigan man, upset over the district's newly announced face mask policy, flashed the offensive symbol during a school board meeting. A Black woman and Jewish woman were reportedly speaking in support of the mask policy when the man performed the salute, which he accompanied with the phrase "Heil Hitler." Two other attendees, according to the Detroit Metro Times, repeated the phrase after him.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    It's the same old crud: Marjorie Taylor Greene and the rest all claim to be Holocaust victims.

    Maybe someone should deport Cruz to his native Cuber. It's bad enough that his father helped assassinate President Kennedy.

  • Heil --bffft! Heil -- bffft! -- right in der Cruz's face.

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    A nice retrofit of Spike Jones' satiric 1942 song "Der Fuehrer's Face".
    And the Bronx cheer fittingly starts with a "b".

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Thank you. I love trying to sing along with Spike's funny songs. My dad used to tell me about seeing his band perform live, and how frantic everyone looked.

  • Speaking of vile symbols, it has been explained to us in the real world to what Chef Demento referred in his Brandon comment a couple of days ago.

  • AW, may I suggest a topic entirely opposite from Ted Cruz and his fascist inclinations? The newly elected mayor of Boston is a woman from the Chicago area. Michelle Wu was born on Chicago's south side and graduated from Barrington High School. She was selected in 2003 as the U. S. Presidential Scholar from Illinois and she later got both her undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard. She is the first woman mayor of Boston, the first person of color, and the first in nearly a hundred years to not be born in Boston.

    Now, having mentioned Wu, I can float a groaner pun: "Wu's on first?"

  • In reply to jnorto:

    There seems to be a gap in Lynn Sweet's column about how she understandably started out in Bridgeport, but suddenly grew up in Barrington.

  • In reply to jack:

    Her father was a student at IIT when she was born. After he graduated and got a job, they probably moved to the 'burbs.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    Makes sense. At least Bridgeport is near IIT.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    Thanks, jnorto. I'm an incurable paronomasiophile. So let me add that she had to run to get there..

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    You had me stumped until I tried to find your condition without the "phile" added. Now I can congratulate you, not send my condolences.

    Yes, Wu's on first because she ran for it. Even in this day of inflated claims of political corruption, I don't think anyone can steal first.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    I had a similar experience to jnorto's, Even right clicking and selecting Search on Google came up with nothing, but looking it up on a dictionary site got me to "did you mean...", which headed me in the right direction.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    I can always count on you to get me to my dictionary... and today, my magnifying glass, and the phone for my ophthalmologist, Dr. Watson (really). At least I won't have a new condition to get checked out... just the old one.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    I don't know about that one, jnorto -- THIRD BASE!

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