If Ted Cruz becomes president or even if he remains an outspoken senator for the rest of his political career, he will have to put up with jibes from late night and pay cable comedians. That was the message that Lewis Black, known for his acerbic, almost deranged comedy style, imparted in an August 20, 2013 story in Politico.
Black objected to Cruz’s confrontational style, such as his campaign to defund Obamacare. Black’s alternative was very interesting. He suggested that Cruz and his Democratic counterparts should drink heavily and then resolve their differences in a bar.
“’Government works this way: Two drunks, one Democrat, one Republican, two congressmen who are drunk in the ‘50s walk into a bar and figure something out. Now these guys are in the gym, pumping endorphins all day, it doesn’t help us,’ Black said. ‘That’s how I know this government is the worst it’s every possibly been. When I was a kid, drunks ran it better. Drunk people ran it better.’”
Black also made an excuse as to why comedians like him make fun of Republicans and not Democrats. “’The Democrats are dumb and the Republicans are stupid. The difference between dumb and stupid is dumb isn’t funny,’ Black said. ‘Stupid is seriously funny.’” Political bias, in other words, has nothing to do with it,