The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx


Mar 1, 2021

Millions of ordinary people in Texas were freezing without heat or power, many of them without food or water. Seeing this human crisis all around him, Ted Cruz did what you would expect from a wealthy person—he decided to leave town for several days of vacation on the 80-degree beaches of Cancun. Cruz’ wife bragged to her friends about the discount rate they paid for their ritzy resort—only $309 a night, plus taxes!

But Cruz was not just a wealthy Texan. He was also a U.S. Senator, part of a government that was responsible for dealing with this crisis. Ignoring his freezing constituents, Cruz tried to quietly sneak out of town to Cancun. Unfortunately for him, someone took his picture on the airplane and posted it on social media.

When Cruz was found out, he faced a firestorm of criticism. He decided he better pretend he cared about the people of Texas, and so Cruz returned home from Cancun. After all, these people might vote in the next election, right?

Cruz then went on TV with one of his butt-kissing friends on Fox News to throw his daughters under the bus. He explained that he was just another dad chaperoning his kids, just like a mother dropping off her kids at soccer practice, before returning home.

Sorry, Ted, that you had to cut short your vacation and you weren’t able to get your full suntan. Life is tough for cynical politicians like you!