Comic – Claytoonz: Cruzin’ into a flytrap

As I prepare to write this blog, I did a Google news search for “Ted Cruz”, and there’s a whole new controversy over Cruz since he made his stupid racist statement about Biden. appointing a black woman to the Supreme Court. Take the day off, Ted.

Last year, during a winter freeze that froze Texas, Ted Cruz bailed out the state for an impromptu getaway to sunny Cancun, Mexico. Yesterday, as another winter freeze weighed on his condition, he tweeted a joke about rising ticket prices to Cancun. I know Ted Cruz is trying to be funny, but it’s not working. Ted will never be as funny as his face, but his soul is uglier.

On Monday, Ted Cruz went on his podcast…wait. Ted Cruz has a podcast? Are podcasts becoming the new memes when it comes to right-wing racists spreading conspiracy theories and lies?

Either way, Ted took to his podcast to complain about President Joe Biden’s promise to appoint a black woman to the Supreme Court. Ted said Biden’s promise to nominate a black woman sent a message to other Americans that they were automatically “ineligible” because of their race and gender.

Ted yelled, “The fact that he’s willing to make a promise up front that it has to be a black woman, I have to say is offensive. You know, black women are what, six percent of the American population? He says to 94% of Americans, “I don’t care, you’re not eligible.”

Actually, Ted. Most Americans are not eligible because usually only lawyers sit on the Supreme Court, so technically each Supreme Court justice represents less than 0.003% of Americans. And don’t get me started on all the lawyers in the House and Senate.

My friend Mike Peterson pointed out today on his blog at The daily cartoonistwhile black women make up 7% of the population (not 6), they make up 12% of the population by race and 51% by gender.

Ted also said, “If he came and said, ‘I’m going to put the best lawyer in the field and he looked at a number of people and he ended up naming a black woman, ‘Okay, I’m naming the person who is most qualified.’ He doesn’t even pretend to say that, he says, “If you’re white, you’re out of luck. If you are a white woman, bad luck. You are not eligible.

Is that what Donald Trump said when he promised to nominate a woman before nominating Amy Coney Barret to the Supreme Court? Remember Ted Cruz clutching his pearls on that one? No, you don’t because he never did.

Also, if President Biden promised to appoint the best lawyer in court, never made a statement about race, and then nominated a spectacular black judge for the job, Ted Cruz would still vote against that person and most likely make a public statement. on the race and sex of the candidate.

He also claimed that Biden’s next Supreme Court pick was “actually an insult to black women,” although the only black woman we could find insulted was Candace Owens, who herself is actually an insult. to black women.

Ted fears there will be a Supreme Court nomination that will represent only six percent of the population. Hey, good for pretending you care about that kind of shit, Ted. But let me point out that Donald Trump’s three choices accounted for the minority vote in the 2016 election as more voters preferred Hilary Clinton to Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Let me also point out that these picks were barely overtaken by Republican votes in the Senate, where despite the GOP majority under the Trump administration, Democratic Senate candidates received 7 million more votes than Republican candidates. in the Senate in 2016. At the moment, Democrats in the Senate represent 41,549,808 more people than Republicans. Let me write this so a Republican can read it. That’s over FORTY-ONE MILLION.

Let’s not forget that Ted is in favor and fully supports the Republicans destroying the right to vote of black Americans, thus increasing the grip of minority Republicans on power. There’s also that little incident where Ted backed a coup to overturn a Democratic election to install the Republican loser, who lost by nearly eight million votes, as a fascist dictator.

White men make up 30% of the US population, but hold 62% of ALL elected offices. Women hold only 31% of elective positions despite representing 51% of the population, and non-whites hold only 13% of elective positions despite representing 40% of the population.

On top of all that, Ted Cruz represents the state of Texas despite being condescending condescending demagogic racists who could be the zodiac killer throwing their wives and daughters under the bus while burying their faces between orange bums aspiring fascists are not the majority of the state’s population.

Do us a favor, Ted. Go back to Cancun, but this time… don’t come back.

Creative note: After making the WKRP joke in yesterday’s blog, I thought this would make a good cartoon. I was going to delete it before publishing the blog, but then I decided to leave it because there are not many people reading this blog.
When proofreader Laura saw this cartoon, she told me I was old. I’m old and I was a big WKRP fan in Cincinnati. Dr. Johnny Fever and Venus Flytrap were my two favorite characters…after Bailey Quarters. Unlike most kids, I didn’t have a crush on Loni Anderson. I had a crush on Bailey.

Music note: Today I listened to Traffic and The Who while drawing.

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