The Texas Republican referred to Biden as “Jimmy Carter 2.0” on Fox News on Thursday, claiming “the same sort of ideology and incompetence that characterized the Carter regime characterizes now the Biden-Harris regime.”
As a result, many Twitter users were quick to criticize Cruz’s hackneyed attempt to throw red meat to his base.
So, he’s like the guy who builds houses for poor people, as opposed to the guy who builds gaudy apartments for rich people and was caught discriminating in his rentals against Black folks?
Mmm-k, but I think you need to work on your insults… https://t.co/heuv90FZwt
— Tim Wise (@timjacobwise) July 2, 2021
Republicans have accused every Democratic president since Jimmy Carter of being another Carter. Telling that the president whose foreign policy they hate most is the one who said of his time in office: “We never went to war. We never dropped a bomb. We never fired a bullet.” https://t.co/jx93Muv1ty
— Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) July 2, 2021
Wow. Going back over 40 years for a reference that makes no sense. That makes @tedcruz Milliard Fillmore, the new and improved version, now with extra oats. https://t.co/Rezszbfdnx
— Daylin Leach (@daylinleach) July 2, 2021
Jimmy Carter – 4 years as a middling president, followed by 40+ years of famously being the most saintly ex-president in history.
Ted Cruz is an idiot. https://t.co/hCZmn0JYMz
— Rick G. Rosner (@dumbassgenius) July 2, 2021
– Decent, kind family man
– Never impeached
– Building homes for humanity well into his 90s
– Abandoned Texans for Cancun
– Bows to guy who dissed his wife
Don’t be a Ted Cruz.
Be a Jimmy Carter. https://t.co/1JjA1FOydz
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 2, 2021