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Ted Cruz Is a 9/11 Country Music Truther

"My music taste changed on 9/11."

Ted Cruz would like to be your President. And much like every politician who has ever run for anything ever, he will tell you that he thinks we should have a monkey-run cocaine farm on Mars if it will get your vote. And being a Republican candidate, he will say it while having NORMAL HETEROSEXUAL PENIS-VAGINA STYLE sex on top of an American flag if that’s what you want. So today, when he dropped by CBS Sunday Morning for an interview and was lobbed the softball question, “What kind of music do you listen to?” Cruz cocked his American-made Louisville Slugger back, said a lil’ prayer to Saint Ronnie Reagan, and let America have it:


Music is interesting. I grew up listening to classic rock. I’ll tell you sort of an odd story. My music taste changed on 9/11. I, intellectually, find this very curious, but on 9/11, I didn’t like how rock music responded. And country music collectively, the way they responded, it resonated with me. And I have to say, it just is a gut level—I had an emotional reaction that says “these are my people.” So ever since 2001, I’ve listened to country music, but I’m an odd country fan because I didn’t listen to it prior to 2001.

Yes. That is very curious and interesting, Ted. And odd. Because it sounds a lot like—to take a page from Karl Rove's GOP word-bullshittery—you flip-flopped here. You said you were for country music… before you were against it? Which is it, Ted? You’re saying you don’t like rock music, Ted? Our nation’s rock heroes like Bruce Springsteen and Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Eagles are garbage? Is that what you’re saying, Ted? That America is bad and Jimi Hendrix was a communist and you’re glad he’s dead? And that country music can melt steel beams, Ted? Do you believe that? Yes or no? Better get your story straight there, Ted, or you’re going to have a lot of voters giving you this look, come election time…

Think about it.