Senator Ted Cruz believes he's a conservative Rich Little of some kind when months ago he began spreading the idiotic notion that JFK would be a Republican today and then even did a horrible impression of him to back it up.
It's pretty horrible in of itself that Cruz is hyping such nonsense off the back of a Democratic president who was assassinated.
On Sunday, Cruz continued this preposterous talking point on the campaign trail in Milford, NH.
Ted Cruz on Sunday swapped his tinge of Texas twang for an attempt at an upper-crust Boston accent as he asserted here in New England that former President John F. Kennedy would be a Republican today.
“JFK campaigned on tax cuts, limiting government and standing up and defeating Soviet communists,” he said in a packed room at a restaurant here, his first stop on a swing through New Hampshire. “JFK would be a Republican today. He stood for religious liberty, and he would be tarred and feathered by the modern Democratic Party.”
“As JFK said,” Cruz continued, dropping his “r’s” as he aimed to assume a New England accent, “’Some men see things as they are and ask, Why? I see things that never were and ask, why not?’ These are the principles that work.”
While Kennedy did offer a version of that quote, it is more closely associated with his brother, Robert Kennedy, who borrowed it from George Bernard Shaw. Edward Kennedy also referenced it at Robert Kennedy's funeral.
Wouldn't he be better served doing a Reagan impression?
I know that there have been many attempts at creating a conservative comedy show on Fox News. Maybe Cruz is auditioning for one now?