Back when Ted Cruz was running for president, it was easy to find things not to like. We didn't want a racist, xenophobic, homophobic person in charge of the entire country. How the tables have turned!
We do have a racist, xenophobic, homophobic person in charge of the country — but it's not Ted Cruz! These days, Ted Cruz is more entertaining than threatening. Don't believe us? Take a look at his behavior yesterday. The man has completely rebranded.
It seems to have started with some Dr. Pepper.
via: GettyYes, you read that right. The greatest soda of all time inspired Ted Cruz to completely change his image.
During yesterday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Jeff Sessions, Senator Ben Sasse accidentally dumped a Dr. Pepper on Senator Cruz.
.@BenSasse apologies for distracting AG @jeffsessions: "I dumped a Dr. Pepper on Senator Cruz" https://t.co/IK7fCQZlv5— Pat Ward (@Pat Ward)1508346106.0
Later that day, Cruz shared the following "hilarious" tweet:
MEMO TO OFFICE: Please place a picture of @BenSasse above the @drpepper fridge in our lobby. He is now cut off.… https://t.co/VQ4dLtPgOw— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz)1508346015.0
After the Dr. Pepper news broke, Sen. Sasse tweeted this:
full disclosure: i was wearing my "Lee Harvey Oswald Was Framed" t-shirt https://t.co/93lKIizkVO— Ben Sasse (@Ben Sasse)1508348319.0
Not to be outdone, Dad-Joke Teddy responded with this:
@BenSasse https://t.co/CRKdrSDWes— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz)1508349141.0
People. Are. Freaking. Out.
@tedcruz @BenSasse https://t.co/z9iKmgJIq9— Vaughn Sterling (@Vaughn Sterling)1508350270.0
Ted Cruz still wasn't done with the dad jokes. Later that very same day, Cruz participated in a debate with Senator Bernie Sanders. At one point during the debate, Cruz told Sanders to relax. Then he fired off this sweet, sweet gem of a "joke":
Ted Cruz to Bernie Sanders: "As some might say, 'curb your enthusiasm'" #CNNDebateNight https://t.co/eyLYEUmzKm— CNN (@CNN)1508379250.0