Ted Cruz is one of the most polarizing figures in America right now. He’s either a beloved purveyor of conservative values or he’s a hated emissary representing everything wrong with American politics and socioeconomic viewpoints. There is a man following Cruz around who likely believes the latter, considering that his trolling contains one of the most horrible insults that can be lobbied against someone.
Telling someone they like Nickelback is just plain offensive. It’s like “you’re mom goes to college,” but generously sprinkled with a cornucopia of fat/dumb/poor mama jokes. In music, it’s the most heinous of accusations, because let’s be honest here, if there’s one thing to sanction Canada over, it’s this:
Both Nickelback and Ted Cruz hail from the same Canadian province, so the connection is there.
The guy trolling Cruz in Iowa is unknown — nobody knows who he is or with whom he may be affiliated. But Twitter is, at least, very aware that he exists and is very aware of the gravity of his accusations.
— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) January 7, 2016
— Nickelback (@Nickelback) January 12, 2016
Most of the time, the mystery guy trolling Ted Cruz just shows up with a sign. But on Saturday, Jan. 23, he took it to a whole new level.
This guy is back at Ted Cruz events in Iowa, now dressed as a Mountie pic.twitter.com/Fyb3qzAc5z
— Katie Zezima (@katiezez) January 23, 2016
He donned the uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He planted flags with Ted Cruz’s face superimposed over maple leaves. He showcased his now iconic “Ted Cruz Likes Nickelback” sign.
He upped the trolling to 11.
This protest took place outside outside of a rally hosted by Sen. Cruz’s Super-PAC.
According to the Washington Post, the protester also handed out copies of Ted Cruz’s Canadian birth certificate.
“I just don’t want, really, a Canadian in office,” the protester said while being interviewed by the Washington Post. “It seems like he’s got a lot of controversy behind him whether he’s a U.S.-born citizen or not and I’m just out here making a statement.”
Unfortunately, as it stands right now, Sen. Cruz is a U.S. citizen and thus, is eligible to run for President of the United States.
But, if I were to speak candidly, liking Nickelback should be an impeachable offense. I mean, seriously:
Why, Billy Gibbons? Why?
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