Senator Ted Cruz and his opponent, Beto O’Rourke, did not hold back Friday night in their first debate leading up to the Texas Senate race. Every time O’Rourke opens his mouth, whether it’s to use the f-word or to quote ’70s punk band The Clash, he gains more fans.
Debate viewers caught the reference when O’Rourke mentioned Cruz’s ties to big corporations:
I want to make sure that we’re are not giving away to corporations or special interests. That’s what Senator Cruz would do thanks to the contributions he’s received from those political action committees. He’s working for the clampdown and the corporations and the special interests. He’s not working for the people of Texas.
— Billsville House Concerts – Small But Mighty (@BillsvilleHouse) September 22, 2018
At that point Cruz must have asked himself…
Twitter pretty much lost it.
Seems that Beto O’Rourke tonight criticized Ted Cruz as “working for the clampdown.” Never in my life did I imagine that a man capable of quoting The Clash could have the slightest chance of serving as a U.S. Senator from the state of Texas. #StrummerLives #DeathorGlory
— David Simon (@AoDespair) September 22, 2018
The good news is Ted C had no idea what was going on
— James McElwee (@jamesmcelwee) September 22, 2018
Beto is one in a million. I didn’t think I could like him more than I already do, but quoting the Clash just adds to his allure.
— gym2323 (@pitp23_kim) September 22, 2018
— What’s Your Damage Heather (@getcrucial) September 22, 2018
C’mon, Joe always said … pic.twitter.com/QcztXSZA2v
— cleanfront (@cleanfront) September 22, 2018
“This is not a time to be dismayed, this is punk rock time. This is what Joe Strummer trained you for.” – @henryrollins
— lane hartwell (@lanehartwell) September 22, 2018
We can thank Beto’s exceptional campaigning and Ted Cruz’s exceptional awfulness for this.
— Tendrin (@Tendrin) September 22, 2018
Let fury have the hour, anger can be power, d’you know that you can use it? Hell yes @BetoORourke
— LorynM (@LorynM) September 22, 2018
Gen X Baybee!!!!!!!
— Chris Lawrence (@chrislarry33) September 22, 2018
But none of it means a thing if you don’t vote!
Y’all, vote. Don’t just tweet. Vote.
— tlpayne (@tlpayne) September 22, 2018