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When Ted Cruz tweeted a rude limerick at the president, he probably thought he was going to have the last laugh but he couldn’t have been more wrong.
Writing on Twitter, the controversial senator tweeted an article about Joe Biden celebrating thanksgiving in Nantucket, and wrote: “There once was a man from Nantucket...”
There once was a man from Nantucket…. https://t.co/hPcMnwlQxR — Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz)
While he didn’t continue with the poem, this opener is often used for a variety of crude limericks – just have a think about what rhymes Nantucket...
But safe to say Cruz did not at all have the last laugh at all. And responding to his joke, people made up their own limericks about Cruz, referencing his many controversies from going on holiday to Mexico during a weather crisis to appearing to fall asleep during one of Biden’s speeches.
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@tedcruz There once was a dork cult appeasing,
And streaming MILF porn, self-pleasing.
Ted promised them the moon,… https://t.co/xzHOBTP561 — Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers)
@tedcruz There once was a small “man” named Ted.
Who in a crisis to Mexico fled.
He said with a smirk
Becau… https://t.co/tThrHWSW9C — Jo (@Jo)
There once was a Republican goon
When it snowed he skipped off to Cancun
He kept smiling smugly
As Trump called his… https://t.co/xHZBW1RYzm — Cliff Schecter (@Cliff Schecter)
@JoJoFromJerz @tedcruz Yes! And another...
There once was a Senator named Ted
When the going got tough he fled
A m… https://t.co/bmglCEvMF0 — Kathryn Griffin (@Kathryn Griffin)
Meanwhile, others didn’t exactly follow the limerick format, and some people just roasted Cruz generally, but still:
As Ted Cruz saw bad weather and ducked it.
To Cancun he then flew
While his district froze blue
And he looked at hi… https://t.co/cyckVGdyVZ — Steve Marmel 💉 💉 💉 (@Steve Marmel 💉 💉 💉)
@tedcruz congrats on your return to middle school maybe you'll learn more this time. — Ian Livingston (@Ian Livingston)
@tedcruz There once was a guy who went to Cancun during an emergency in his state and blamed his daughters 🤣🤣🤣🤡🤡😁 — Tartag (@Tartag)
@tedcruz There was once a man who fled to Cancun… https://t.co/v3vtPiBVYL — KenTX 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@KenTX 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸)
Hey @tedcruz...I'm sure the good people of Texas who pay your salary with their hard-earned tax dollars are just th… https://t.co/JuK2M1mBAZ — Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy)
Cruz has a history of embarrassing moments so this backlash will likely not come as a huge shock to him. Most recently, he was roasted after getting into an absolute tizzy about fictional character Big Bird receiving a Covid vaccine, calling it “government propaganda.”
We’d like to think this latest awkward moment might make him think twice about pursuing a career in poetry but we’re not holding our breath.