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A minor celebrity named Ellen Page had a brilliant idea. She would go to some flyover state called “Iowa,” find dumb, evil, bigot Senator Ted Cruz, and confront him over his backward views on gay rights. Better yet, she would bring her own camera crew to document every second of her courageous destruction of the christofascist Texan and the snake-handling hill people he represents. America would finally see a white Hollywood millionaire standing up to small-town evangelical bakers and octogenarian florists.
Unfortunately for Page, Sen. Cruz had no clue who she was and never realized he was supposed to be intimidated by the 28-year-old.
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Cruz calmly explained his well-considered position for about four minutes, and stressed the importance of religious liberty and the protection of LGBT people from harm, especially by the hands of Iran and ISIS. And he did all this while holding a hot pork chop.
Sheltered progressives are often shocked when conservatives don’t conform to the stereotype. Anyone who had conducted the most elementary research would have known Cruz is no dummy and that he would easily best even some of the brightest minds on the left. This actress created the gotcha moment for an upcoming web series produced by Vice Media. It will be interesting to find out how much ends on the cutting room floor.