Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) picked a fight with beloved Sesame Street character Big Bird on Friday and lost.
Big Bird educated children about the coronavirus vaccine on Saturday morning by pointing out that they strengthen the immune system to prevent you from getting sick while keeping others healthy as well.
I got the COVID-19 vaccine today! My wing is feeling a little sore, but it’ll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy.
Ms. @EricaRHill even said I’ve been getting vaccines since I was a little bird. I had no idea!
— Big Bird (@BigBird) November 6, 2021
Of course, this innocent and scientifically accurate tweet sent the right-wing freak-out machine into absolute hysterics, with Cruz accusing Big Bird of spreading “government propaganda” to kids.
Government propaganda…for your 5 year old! https://t.co/lKUlomnpq1
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 6, 2021
The problem is that Big Bird is correct and Cruz is woefully ignorant, not just because he’s wrong about vaccines, but because he’s arguing with a Muppet character who has more integrity than he will ever have. After all, Big Bird never fled to Mexico while his neighbors froze to death during a winter storm. Even more hypocritical is that Cruz himself is vaccinated. Does that mean he has been propagandized? Or is he only interested in protecting his health but not the health of others?
Cruz drew jeers and laughter as Americans took him to the woodshed.
Have you ever tried NOT being a douchebag?
— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) November 6, 2021
Ted remember that deadly insurrection
— jbutrllyl (@jbutrllyl) November 6, 2021
Everyone knows you’re vaccinated AF.
— Sarah4Shangri-La (@ngryheffer) November 6, 2021
Ted, you saying we want our kids to get Covid?
— Snoozin Sarandon (@securlyblankist) November 6, 2021
information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.
So, vaccines are now propaganda?
Fail science class, did ya, Sparky?
— AltSpaceForce 🚀🇺🇸 (@AltSpaceForce1) November 6, 2021
Cancun Cruz yells at 6 year old yellow bird…didn’t have that on my bingo card.
— mustardwater (@mustardwater33) November 6, 2021
Big bird triggered Ted. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
— 💕🧚🏼♂️Christy🧚🏼♂️💕 (@CGDay21) November 6, 2021
T is for Ted, T is for Trump & pic.twitter.com/xvvpmX4BWc
— Kevin Phillips 🇨🇦🇩🇪 (@theReal_KPHILL) November 6, 2021
Clearly, Ted Cruz never watched Sesame Street as a child. It definitely would have helped his brain.
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