What Is Hating Ted Cruz Going to Accomplish?

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, gestures as he speaks to members of the media during the fifth day of the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, on charges of inciting the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, 2021. (REUTERS/Erin Scott)

MINOT, N.D. — We are not far removed from the grim spectacle of enraged Donald Trump supporters violently attacking the U.S. Capitol, so you’d think the vicious pile-on against Sen. Ted Cruz would give us pause.

The man’s travel plans with his family were apparently leaked by an airline employee. Angry activists gathered at Cruz’s private residence, the place where he lives with his wife and children, to hurl invective and abuse at the man.

After the Jan. 6 riot in Washington, D.C., I thought that we were going to try to cool down these tantrums of populist rage?

I guess hate is OK, as long as it’s directed at the right sort of people.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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