Senator Ted Cruz grew a beard and almost broke the Internet. Liberals are panting over the Texas Republican, saying his hipster facial hair has suddenly rendered him irresistibly hot. And despite their best efforts, they just can’t quit him.
“I have no particular fondness for this subject and it brings me no pleasure to cover it. But as a truth-seeking journalist, I feel I must write what follows: Sen. Ted Cruz’s new beard looks great,” the Slate’s Christina Cauterucci cooed.
The column offered Cauterucci’s thoughts on “the unwelcome semi-hotness of the Texas senator’s facial hair.”
Cauterucci — who despises Cruz, as other liberals do — noticed that Cruz had grown a wispy beard over Thanksgiving. At first, she was underwhelmed by the “shadowy, patchy mess,” but had an epiphany last week:
“That all changed…when Cruz showed up in the Senate with a filled-out salt-and-pepper beard, giving his face a defined jawline and its first-ever hints of ruggedness and affability.
The bloated, downy visage of a college debate team showoff is gone. A marginally less insufferable mug has arrived.”
A bipartisan consensus of Twitter users are gushing that Senator Cruz has morphed into a bona fide hottie.
“Now he’s quite beautiful.”
— Bill Corbett (@BillCorbett) December 5, 2018
“I know it’s very emotionally confusing, but I for one accept the new, hotter Ted Cruz.”
I know it's very emotionally confusing, but I for one, accept the new hotter, Ted Cruz. It's like he's using a beard to lure unsuspecting victims into his murderous web. #Zodiac pic.twitter.com/ZhydIZkY0b
— kerrie. (@kerriepants) December 9, 2018
“Sorry, haters, but I won’t be intimidated into silence: Ted Cruz’s beard looks fine.”
Sorry, haters, but I won't be intimidated into silence: Ted Cruz's beard looks fine https://t.co/wWdmSfVlZs
— Andrew Egger (@EggerTWS) December 5, 2018
One anti-bearder launched a countdown calendar until Cruz becomes clean-shaven again.
A lighthearted post- a countdown 'til Ted Cruz goes on his 3 week break & we don't have to see random pix posted of his awful beard! I'm NOT here to debate (see pinned tweet), thanks,& those in the path of winter storm Diego❄️, please be safe & I'm praying for you all! God Bless! pic.twitter.com/iS4OaekTkH
— Creative Artist (@blogger_artist) December 8, 2018
Cruz’s beard is so famous it now has its own Twitter account.
I have no soul (patch).
— Ted Cruz's Beard (@cruzs_ted) November 27, 2018
Ted knows he looks good. Check out this confident smile.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) December 6, 2018
CRTV anchor Eric Bolling got to the bottom of the “beard controversy” by asking Cruz about it directly. Cruz said he grew it out on a whim over Thanksgiving.
“I haven’t grown a beard since law school,” Cruz laughed. “I’m just having some fun. If nothing else, it’ll drive the Twitter trolls crazy.”
Sen. @tedcruz FINALLY addresses the "controversy" surrounding his much talked-about beard.
Plus, he responds to Nine Inch Nails frontman @trent_reznor taking shots at him on-stage
— BlazeTV (@CRTV) December 7, 2018
Senator Cruz is often mocked on social media, especially over his appearance. But the Harvard Law School graduate always has a great sense of humor about the endless ribbing.
In November 2018, Ted Cruz hilariously clapped back at comedian Jim Carrey after the liberal comedian mocked him as a blood-sucking “vampire.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 6, 2018
The feud erupted after Carrey — a self-proclaimed socialist millionaire who lives in California — urged his followers to vote for Cruz’s Democrat opponent, Robert Francis O’Rourke — a white man who promotes himself politically as “Beto” O’Rourke.
The “Dumb and Dumber” star’s tweet was accompanied by a cartoon of O’Rourke opening a window curtain as Cruz melts in the sunlight.
Ted Cruz cleverly responded by noting that the joke’s on Jim because vampires are dead, and everyone knows that the dead vote Democrat.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 27, 2017
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