Young Beto ORourke and Young Ted Cruz: Make Your Choice, America!
Young Beto O'Rourke and Young Ted Cruz: Make Your Choice, America!

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One of the most exciting and watched Senate races is happening (clap-clap-clap-clap) deep in the heart of Texas between human ferret and probable Zodiac Killer Ted Cruz, and progressive dreamboat Beto O'Rourke. Currently O'Rourke is only trailing Cruz by one percentage point in the polls, which is freaking Cruz the fuck out—primarily because he is a deeply unlikable person. So what does Cruz and the GOP do? They double down on his unlikability. When the challenger declined Cruz' invitation to a series of Friday night debates, the GOP fired off a tweet featuring a picture of O'Rourke's punk rock days designed to make the candidate look... cool? That's him on the left.

(Am I crazy or is that Paul Reubens in the middle? Anyway....) Then, unsatisfied with portraying O'Rourke as a hot musician, they then attempted to depict him as a hot criminal.

That mug shot was from a misdemeanor DWI conviction (that was later dismissed) two decades ago. The upshot? This seemingly infallible plan backfired in the most hilarious way, and the Supreme Court of Twitter had an absolute field day with it. Here are just a few of the funniest, most scalding tweets.

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