Author Stephen King, who had demonstrated his well-known leftist proclivities time after time, has now decided that with the reputedly close race in Texas between incumbent GOP Senator Ted Cruz, whom King hates with a passion, and Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke, he would revisit his insult closet to find an epithet for Cruz. And here it is, from the blueblooded Yankee: “crawdad.”
A crawdad is a freshwater crustacean that looks like a small lobster. It is referred to as a crawdad in the South; in the Northeast it’s referred to as a crayfish, but hey, King wants to sound like a real Texan, y’all.
King’s hatred of Cruz goes back at least two years; in February 2016, after Cruz had won the Iowa primary and looked like a genuine threat to win the GOP presidential nomination, King blathered in an interview with The Daily Beast in which he stated:
He’s very scary. I actually think Trump, in the end, would be more electable than Cruz because Cruz is a fundamentalist Christian and it would almost be like electing the analog of an Imam—someone whose first guiding principle would be the scripture rather than the Constitution. But I don’t think he could get elected. And, even if he was able to govern without blowing up the world, could we look at a guy who resembles a cable game show host for four years? He has that awful plastered-down hair and everything.
King doubled down in April 2018, tweeting, “Hello, Texas! I suppose you are going to elect Ted Cruz again, but admit it: he’s kinda creepy, ain’t he?
That prompted Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro to respond:” You wrote a book where a bunch of male children had sex with a young girl in order to ward off a demon clown.”
King’s hatred of conservatives far precedes his attacks on Cruz; in 2012, he wrote a piece for The Daily Beast in which he offered these tidbits: “The Koch brothers are right-wing creepazoids . . . Here’s another crock of fresh bullshit delivered by the right wing of the Republican Party . . .”
In 2013, King targeted the NRA: “One only wishes Wayne LaPierre and his NRA board of directors could be drafted to some of these [violent] scenes, where they would be required to put on booties and rubber gloves and help clean up the blood, the brains, and the chunks of intestine still containing the poor wads of half-digested food that were some innocent bystander’s last meal.”
In 2014, referring to illegal immigration, King offered the classic limousine liberal attack, this time on Christians, tweeting, “Revised Tea Party Gospel: ‘Suffer the little children come unto me. Unless they’re undocumented kids from Central America.’”
King also offered this: “Much easier to be a Christian when the little children aren’t in your back yard, isn’t it?”
King might want to take some advice from a character created by a famous author: “Anger is the most useless emotion, destructive to the mind and hurtful to the heart.”