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Thursday, August 17, 2017

If for absolutely nothing else, Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign ought to be given credit for the innovative ads it’s run this cycle, from a Hillary Clinton look-a-like destroying an email server á la Office Space to a Donald Trump action figure — “He pretends to be a Republican!”

Recently, the Cruz camp put out another gem — a “support group” for voters who had been lied to by politicians. Towards the end, a man with a Marco Rubio t-shirt asks if he can join. Clever.

The pitfalls of using popular culture to support conservative campaigns are pretty obvious: many of the artists behind the parodied work aren’t exactly ideologically compatible with the messages their work is employed to support.

But it’s not often the case that the… ahem, talent in these ads obscure the very message they’ve been hired to promote.

Until last night, when Buzzfeed reported that Cruz’s support group ad featured none other than Amy Lindsay, a softcore film actress who managed to make it past Cruz’s campaign people and into the ad, urging voters to look for “more than a pretty face.”

In an interview with the Washington Post, Lindsay lamented the negative attention the ad might bring the Cruz campaign, and said pointing out her role in it is attempt by the left to shame her:

“It’s a very interesting attack and a different kind of war on women from the left,” she said, comparing her plight to that of Donald Trump’s wife, former model Melania Trump. “… You’re the first folks to condemn me because I showed my boob on the Internet. Are you flipping kidding me?”

It should be noted, though, that no one on the left urged Cruz’s camp to take down the ad — they did as soon as they learned of her involvement in it.

For now, The National Memo‘s staff editor raises a good point:

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13 Responses to Softcore “Adult” Actress Slips Into A Ted Cruz Ad

  1. TrusTed – Teds new slogan’

    TRUS – Trans Rectal UltraSound. And yet no one on Teds staff has caught this yet, maybe Ted just wants to be associated with a Trans Rectal UltraSound?

  2. Mr. Eduardo Rafael Cruz will run the government just like he does his campaign. Not only did his people not check the back ground of some one they hired but then they ran scared when they got caught. Do you think his people have a problem?

    • Idiot. The point is he and his staff don’t vet or research very well. He’s an evangelist (supposedly) and they hired a woman who is a porn actress. As usual, the rethuglican party hypocrisy lives on!

      • Comments and name calling from the pure and innocent. Don’t evangelists believe in forgiving and giving everyone a chance at a better life? As usual you are a lib that only tolerates what you believe in and everyone else is worthless, a idiot, and whatever else the weak mind trying to express its self can come up with.

        • Name-calling becomes you. Yeh, I’m a progressive liberal and proud of it, who believes in truth, not hypocrisy from the likes of that “man”. Go vote for tRump or Cruz. You belong with their likes.

          • You’re the one that called me a name. What happens to you progressive liberals when conservatives run out of money for you to take.

  3. The woman is an actress, accepting roles to support herself. It’s a job. She wasn’t doing porn in this ad….unless you consider Ted Cruz a bit pornographic….and no one would have identified her as a porn actress, and, even if they did, which seems to be the case, I repeat, she was not doing porn in this ad, she was working.

    There is nothing wrong with a woman working and earning her own support. It is admirable. She is not the reason there is porn. There must be a market for it. She is an actress and a working woman.

    Unfortunate that no one could stand up and simply say, “The woman was not in a pornographic role in the ad. She was hired for a specific role and she did the job.” End of story.

  4. I have a thousand times higher regard for the hardest of hard-core porn performers than I do for: Ann Coulter, Phyllis Schlafly, Laura Ingraham, Reps. Ann Wagner, Marcia Blackburn and Vicki Hartzler, Michele Malkin, Linda Chavez, Michelle Bachmann, Sandy Rios, and the whole gaggle of horribles on Fox.

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