#ThrowBackThursday: Ted Cruz, Bush supporter, thespian, closet liberal?

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Check out this photo of Ted Cruz checking off George W. Bush’s win in the Texas governor’s race in 1994. Cruz was then a student at Harvard Law School. But what you may not know is that Cruz was a thespian. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen! During his first year at Harvard Law, Cruz was in a play. And not just any play. Cruz was what is arguably one of the most famous dramatic indictments of McCarythism… Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. True, he played Samuel Parris, a villainous character. But, still Ted Cruz endorsed the work of a Jewish, liberal, Blacklisted playwright.

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Let’s all laugh at Ted Cruz in ‘This Girl Is On Fire’ mashup video

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during an awkward speech to the International Association of Firefighters in Washington D.C. [MSNBC]
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during an awkward speech to the International Association of Firefighters in Washington D.C. [MSNBC]
As you’ve probably heard, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) showed his signature compassionate-conservative side on Sunday during a speech at the Strafford County Republican Committee.

When a very understated Cruz said, “the whole world is on fire,” A three-year-old girl, already traumatized by hearing Ted Cruz speak, I’m sure, had to check that she had not misheard him, asking, “The world is on fire?” Cruz replied “Yes! Your world is on fire!” And it was adorable.

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