Are my eyes deceiving me or did Ted Cruz really just body bag Deadspin?— Feitelberg (@FeitsBarstool) January 25, 2017
Twitter can be a dicey place. On Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) made it somewhat magical by completely owning the website Deadspin in just two tweets.
Let's present this as act in four parts:
Act I: Sports website Deadspin attempts to embarrass Ted Cruz on Monday afternoon.
Apparently, Cruz has set up a basketball game with his Republican Senate colleagues, which I'll admit is an extremely funny mental image. Deadspin wants proof of this, in a similar manner to how they bizarrely accused Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) of lying about his high school football career back in 2014.
Act II: Ted Cruz comes in with a zinger.
Act III: Deadspin realizes they've been defeated.
@tedcruz Go eat shit.— Deadspin (@Deadspin) January 25, 2017
Ah, a mature, measured response.
Act IV: Cruz reveals himself as a memelord.
Thankfully, people were cognizant and appreciative of the Twitter poetry they just watched unfold.
Reconsider your life choices:https://t.co/UxXoE5X0yq— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) January 25, 2017
This day is amazing pic.twitter.com/jyJhhkJk7R— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) January 25, 2017
First, who knew that Ted Cruz had jokes? Second, dang. That was incredibly hilarious and topical for a senator who is usually portrayed as being completely out of touch with just about everything. Adding in Deadspin's non-response response, this is just an amazing Twitter interaction overall. Well played, Ted.