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This may just be the best political ad of the midterm cycle — short and not too sweet. Not sweet at all, in fact.

Created by indie director and Houston native Richard Linklater for a group called “Fire Ted Cruz,” the 32-second spot is both a searing burn on the Republican incumbent and an homage to a compelling scene from Bernie, a 2011 film about a famous Texas murder case.

The script takes off on the Cruz campaign slogan — “Tough As Texas” — with actor Sonny Carl Davis glaring and snickering as he suggests, in the strongest possible terms, that the Lone Star State’s junior senator is anything but.

You will laugh. Unless you’re Ted Cruz.

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From left Reps. Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, and Louis Gohmert

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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and three other “Sedition Caucus” Republicans held a press conference Tuesday allegedly to decry the conditions at the D.C. jail, which is housing accused suspects awaiting trial for actions during the January 6 Capitol riot. But Greene and her three co-members used the event primarily to further false far-right claims about the insurrection, while wrongly claiming they are being “persecuted” by the government – a talking point Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly used.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir.

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