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Ted Cruz can’t even get away with making fun of bad BBQ.
The lack of laughs hasn’t stopped Cruz, though. He’s back at it again, and this time he tried sticking to something every Texan believes themselves to be an expert in: BBQ.
You can probably guess how the good people of Texas reacted.
I'm sorry, what did u just say? pic.twitter.com/wkzQxLkxVp
— Jane's World (@jane_epperly) May 3, 2018
Don’t California my Texas.
— J. Ryan Ziminskas (@JRyanZiminskas) May 2, 2018
— ted209er (@ted209er) May 3, 2018
So we're calling this crockpot horse-meat "brisket" now?
— Mark Deska (@MDeskaTTU) May 2, 2018
Umm…this is called "STEW" in Texas; only ours looks edible. pic.twitter.com/Zen8PlU0x5
— Taylor (@oldarmy1) May 3, 2018
Looks horrible keep it on the West Coast
— Rick (@RickinTex) May 3, 2018
Looks like side effects of Taco Bell pic.twitter.com/4uwlciVzn9
— Caesar Martinez (@CaesarM89) May 3, 2018
If that doesn’t get the point across, here’s the face of the reporter they made try the stuff.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 2, 2018
But if there’s one thing people love to rip on more than California BBQ, it’s Ted Cruz. The replies to the senator’s post were swift, merciless, and full of porn.
When the California brisket shows up pic.twitter.com/paV13CHTKf
— hawkize (@Hawkize) May 2, 2018
I'll take take Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ in S. Austin, AND @BetoORourke for my Senator.
No hard feelings. We'll send some real BBQ with him.
— NAFTA Posterchild (@RobsinBuda) May 3, 2018
fixed it for you pic.twitter.com/TFmh9EPbWD
— Kilgore Trout (@KT_So_It_Goes) May 2, 2018
— B.Cunningham (@bccunningham47) May 2, 2018
Is 2009 running your Twitter page?
— The Shape of Wooder (JJDEMON) (@JJDemonic) May 2, 2018
A few people did step up to say they thought it was a good use of the meme, but they were also quick to note they still think Ted Cruz sucks.
Pretty funny! However, you’re still a tool.
— Jeff Thomas (@tjeff627) May 3, 2018
@rarivera3 this is actually some solid memeing from a deeply non-solid account
— Ali West (@alifwst) May 2, 2018
It seems that California brisket, and Senator Ted Cruz, have one thing in common. Apparently, people find both hard to stomach.
— Juan R. Olivo (@juanitolivo_) May 2, 2018
David Britton is a writer and comedian based in Rhinebeck, New York who focuses on internet culture, memes, and viral news stories. He also writes for the Hard Times and is the creator of StoriesAboutWizards.com.