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Everyone is so mean to Ted Cruz. It's shameful, really.
Sen. Ted Cruz really is the perfect tea party politician—you've got to hand it to him there. During and after a Senate hearing in which he suggested maybe secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel (a Republican himself, remember) was maybe-possibly-you-never-know taking money from American enemies like North Korea, Cruz was roundly plastered by both Democrats and fellow Republicans alike for the outright McCarthyisms.

You know where this is going yet? Of course you do. Here's Ted Cruz, sniffing about the outrage against him:

"Washington has a long tradition of trying to hurl insults to silence those who they don't like what they're saying," said Cruz.
That's actual senator Ted Cruz, complaining after his suggestion that maybe Chuck Freaking Hagel has financial ties to North Korea that people in Washington are unfairly insulting him.

Cruz made the remarks while touring a small arms manufacturer, apparently to again demonstrate Republican loyalty to gun manufacturer profits in the wake of the latest mass murders. Wait—that sounds too insulting, let's Breitbart that up a little. Cruz made the remarks while touring a puppies and saltwater taffy factory, because Freedom.

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