Daily Beast Headline: 'Ted Cruz is the Miley Cyrus of the Senate'

October 11th, 2013 7:10 PM

Are you starting to get the feeling that the media are REALLY afraid of Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx.)?

Consider the following headline published at the Daily Beast hours ago:

"Ted Cruz is the Miley Cyrus of the Senate"


Inside the article, former lawyer turned political comedian - imagine that! - Dean Obeidallah continued to cast aspersions on the Texas Senator:

Ted Cruz desperately needs help. He has an addiction. And alarmingly it’s to the one of the most powerful and destructive drugs out there: fame.

Cruz’s addiction has lead him to do the unthinkable. No, not shutting down the government, but the more amazing feat of becoming the Miley Cyrus of politics. In fact, he’s been making Miley look like a camera-shy recluse.

What’s next for Cruz to get our attention? Cruz giving a speech in Senate chamber while licking a gavel à la Miley? Tweeting out a nude selfie? Or worse: twerking. [...]

Cruz’s obsession with fame is so overwhelming that he recently spoke for 21 straight hours in the Senate. How much more of a cry for help do you need than a guy staying up all night in hopes of getting more face time on the basic cable channels? And Cruz’s speech during his all-night media binge was often incoherent: one moment he was talking about Nazi Germany and the next he was reading Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham.

What does Obeidallah suggest to his readers:

We need to put aside our partisan criticism and start helping him with some tough love. We need to ignore Ted for his own good. When you see him on the TV, change the channel. If his name is an article, don’t read it (this one excluded, of course). In time, maybe Cruz can seek help from Dr. Phil or Dr. Drew. (This might both help him begin to recover and also give him a little media attention, since quitting fame cold turkey could be fatal.)

Cruz, like Miley Cyrus, will always be with us. But let’s hope they can get control of their fame addictions before it gets so bad that one day we turn on the TV and see both Cruz and Cyrus scantily clad, twerking against Harry Reid. That’s an image that will will [sic] scar you for life.

What's fascinating to me is that in the '90s, I couldn't imagine media ever hating anyone as much as they did House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Then along came George W. Bush followed by Sarah Palin.

Now, Cruz has taken her place.

It appears today's media always need some conservative to blame all the nation's problems on even when they're not in the White House or possess leadership positions within the Republican Party.

Why is that?