We all know by now that Ted Cruz is bad at doing things. Well, he upheld that long-standing tradition yesterday when he tried to touch lightsabers with Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, over the issue of net neutrality.
The two dueled on Twitter, and guess who lost? Yeah, it was Ted Cruz.
You may be aware that the FCC just voted to strike down net neutrality, which currently allows you to visit websites like this one without having to pay.Without net neutrality, you may be forced to shell out several dollars to check your own Facebook timeline, and if that's the case, you might as well just be dead. But people like Ted Cruz are convinced that free Internet is the real evil. Good thing Luke Skywalker is around to fight the good fight.
Mark Hamill, the actor who portrays Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movies, bashed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai after Pai posted a video of himself holding a lightsaber and celebrating the end of net neutrality.
Cute video Ajit "Aren't I Precious?" Pai 🤮-but you are profoundly unworthy 2 wield a lightsaber-A Jedi acts selfles… https://t.co/NqJpu3wTrZ— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill)1513421628.0
Net neutrality is a hot-button issue for people, so we were sure there'd be some Republican who wouldn't be able to resist responding to Luke.We all watched and waited, much like this woman from the porn tweet that Ted Cruz accidentally liked on Twitter a few months ago.
And BOOM! There it was. Ted Cruz took the bait and responded with this mess of a "comeback":
.@HammillHimself Luke, I know Hollywood can be confusing, but it was Vader who supported govt power over everything… https://t.co/3nE5x55Icn— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz)1513535146.0
Needless to say, Mark Hamill a.k.a. Luke Skywalker wasn't going to take this injustice lying down.You simply don't challenge Mark Hamill. Especially if you're Ted Cruz. Mark Hamill clapped back at Cruz with a truly devastating response...
That little red heart at the end? Yeah, it's sarcastic.
Thanks for smarm-spaining it to me @tedcruz I know politics can be confusing, but you'd have more credibility if yo… https://t.co/WEeb4fAYJm— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill)1513538541.0
We're positive Ted Cruz thought he was being clever and hilarious. Alas, he sooooo was not.And Mark Hamill, the lead character in one of the most iconic movie franchises of all time, swiftly put Ted Cruz in his place. The Force is definitely with him.
Even though he was clearly bested, Cruz just couldn't let it go.
Yes, that's it. So sorry to misspell your name. Respond not with facts, but with anger. Who was it that said, "Fear… https://t.co/HcgV4xtDuk— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz)1513548313.0
Does Ted Cruz really think we want to read double the words from him? Nevertheless, he persisted:
(2/2) Rather than insults, try civil discussion of facts. Fact 1: until 2015, the FCC had NO authority over Interne… https://t.co/BeGnqcAXHM— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz)1513548704.0