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Ted Cruz bemoans losing the undead vote on 'True Blood'

Ted Cruz is not amused about 'True Blood'
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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the latest Republican to comment on the most recent episode of the hit HBO TV series “True Blood” that depicted a massacre as a fictional gala held at the George W. Bush Presidential Library. The episode also depicted a character referring to Republican women with a creative profanity. Cruz made his displeasure known in a Tuesday post on his Facebook page.

“Of all the places I never thought to be mentioned, HBO's True Blood vampire show would have to be near the top of the list. Sunday night, they aired a misogynist and profanity-ridden episode where Texas Republicans are murdered attending a ‘Ted Cruz fundraiser.’”

With some degree of humor, Cruz decided to have a little fun at the show’s expense. He noted how liberal Democrats were depicted on the show. But he also bemoaned the fact that apparently he has lost the undead vote.

“Well, I'm sorry to have lost the vampire vote, but am astonished (and amused) that HBO is suggesting that hard-core leftists are blood-sucking fiends....”

Of course there is always the werewolf vote to consider. In any case, Cruz, a longer term resident of Texas, has to know that the dead always vote Democratic. Lyndon Johnson certainly proved that in his first election campaign for the senate.

Former Governor Sarah Palin, a political ally of Cruz’s, has also weighed in on the episode, noting the profanity and what she regarded as the misogynist nature of the episode. Palin has also revealed that HBO offered her a cameo appearance on “True Blood.” She turned down the offer, possibly remembering the rough treatment she received in another HBO show, “Game Change,” in which she was depicted as something of a psychobimbo.

“True Blood,” based on a series of novels by Charlene Harris, is a long running series set in an alternate universe in which vampires have come “out of the coffin” thanks to the invention of a drink called “true blood” that nourishes the vampires much like human blood, allowing them to live (more or less) peacefully among humans. The show contains a great deal of social commentary as well as generous amounts of sex and violence. It is in its final season on HBO.