‘Sleepy’ Ted Cruz took a disco nap during Joe Biden’s SOTU address last night

Biden Delivers his First Address to a Joint Session of Congress

The Republican Party is a shell of its former self these days. Republicans are the party of treason, sedition, lies, hypocrisy, racism and juvenile insults. One of their “favorite” insults is referring to President Biden as “Sleepy Joe,” because something something Joe Biden is elderly. While Joe IS old, he’s still pretty f–king sharp, and he managed to stand at the podium for a joint session, deliver a speech and glad-hand afterwards, all without drifting off, yawning or closing his eyes for a disco nap. People who could not say the same: Ted Cruz and Mitt Romney.

I saw people note that Cruz’s whole deal is just stunt-queenery, so he likely set it up to look like he was “falling asleep” so he could then go on Fox News and say words about Biden’s speech. Which is exactly what he did. It’s as if Cruz won’t have to face any repercussions for inciting a deadly insurrection, committing treason against the republic, fleeing to Cancun during a deadly power blackout and leaving hundreds of Texans to die. And then sleeping through a State of the Union address. Texans better kick this bitch to the curb.

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  1. smee says:

    We pay him $175k a year – he needs to wake-tf-up when he’s at work or get fired

    • Seraphina says:

      What would happen to us regular people if we slept at work? I guess he is not regular people.

  2. Ripley says:

    The utter disregard for the position and stunt-queening is maddening. But what really got to me was the lack of applause from the GOP for cutting child poverty in half. Deplorable.

    • HoofRat says:

      This is consistent with conservative governments everywhere. None of them give a flying fig about other human beings. As long as they stay in power and fill their pockets, the rest of us can die in the street, for all they care.

    • sa says:

      Right! There were a few moments when the democrats stood and applauded and the GOP clapped while staying seated, but there were also things (that any human being should support) that didn’t even get curtesy claps from the GOP. You would think people who depend on voters to keep their job would at least pretend to be against child poverty and for clean drinking water, but I guess that’s asking too much. And yet they reelected. That’s what’s keeping me from slipping into any kind of optimism for the future, that so many Americans see this behavior and are okay with it or even support it.

      • AMA1977 says:

        I live in Texas and am unfortunately “represented” by Rafael and his slightly less odious senior senator compadre, John Cornyn (yes, the one who questions Biden’s fitness for office because he’s actually working hard at the job of governing every day instead of tweeting incendiary nonsense while mainlining Diet Coke and Fox News) and I don’t think that the vast majority of voters in my state are actively for this bullsh!t, I think you have a core group (evangelicals and racists primarily) that are either one-issue voters or can’t stand equality, and then you have the rest of the R voters, who vote that way because they always have and are entirely uninformed about current events or social policy. You can tell those people when you talk about things like universal pre-k or health-care coverage and they’re all for it.

        There are some people who have actively bought the lie that they may be in the top 1/3 of 1% one day, so we can’t have higher taxes for those folks! Or the ones who bought the bootstraps lie. Or the ones who think that welfare queens are a thing. They’re not married to the ideology, they’re just dumb and scared, and don’t pay attention to current events. The Faux News brainwashing does NOT help, either.

        If Dems start improving life for those people AND LOUDLY PROCLAIM THAT THEY ARE ACTIVELY DOING SO then they will peel some off. So many of them vote R because their parents did, and they never met anyone who didn’t. I proselytize in my suburban neighborhood (my friend next door and I joke that we’re the liberal wing of our street) by being a kind, friendly, normal mom “just like them” and then weaving in opportunities to talk about my experiences with immigrants, and my beliefs about health care, housing, education, and women’s rights. I think I may be changing some minds by being approachable, rational and thoughtful in open discussions. I don’t know, it’s a start.

      • MerlinsMom1018 says:

        @AMA1977
        fellow Texan here and everything you said is 100% facts. My neighbors across the street ( who are actually very nice people, always the first to jump in and help the neighborhood) think teddy is the 2nd coming. When I pointed out to them that he’s not a Texan or even American by birth they didn’t believe me. I told them it was easy enough to research, but…Some folk just bury their heads in the sand
        I for one will do everything I can to get rid of cruz next election

      • sa says:

        @AMA1977 and @MerlinsMom1018, you both are kinder and more patient than I am.

    • Olliesmom says:

      I watched it live on ABC and their camera landed right on Mitch showing him just sitting there and not clapping for ending childhood poverty. Monster. Who are these idiots who vote for him?!

  3. A commenter says:

    Not surprised by Cruz – I hate hate hate that he represents Texas.

    I hope that was just a blink for Mitt Romney. He’s one of the only republicans I can stand at this point!

    • Chaine says:

      Yeah he’s clearly looking down texting on what appears to be either a small tablet or a very large phone.

  4. Chill says:

    When I heard that the address was at 9pm I thought,” How can they stay up? ” But, Fast Joe was awake and moving. He is a better man than me.

    • Seraphina says:

      Joe is living his dream. That is what is fueling him. And yes, he is a better man than I am because I was asleep by 2230.

  5. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    F—k Ted Cruz. Can’t stand his sorry ass. I hope more Texans vote against this fool next election.

  6. Izzy says:

    Dreaming of Cancun, I guess.

  7. Frida_K says:

    We were on tornado watch last night. I guess he was rehearsing for what he would do if we had another extreme weather event here in Texas. Sleep on the job (and slither off to Cancún if at all possible).

  8. Size Does Matter says:

    Remember the Ritz, fellow Texans. I know I will.

  9. Kfg says:

    He’s such a waste of life.

  10. Gertrude says:

    Ted’s just one reason I’m moving the hell outta Texas and back to Illinois.

    • Olliesmom says:

      Welcome back to the great Land O’ Lincoln Gertrude! Hopefully it’s to a nice solid blue area. There some serious pockets of red scattered about like land mines (mostly rural areas, but some Chicago burbs) even in blue Illinois.

  11. Leah says:

    Probably dreaming of his next trip to Cancun which he can again blame on his kids.

    Texas needs to get rid of him because he does nothing for her.

    As for Mittens, never had any faith in a man who puts women into binders and then switch hits political parties on a whim. You can’t be a republican and then a shadow democrat at the same time because you are having a morality struggle. He’s a career republican, he chose his bed and he needs to lay in it. He needs to retire.

    • Olliesmom says:

      I had forgotten about Mitt’s “binders full of women”. Did we ever know exactly what that meant and what women were in those binders?!

    • jwoolman says:

      No, he’s a career politician who identifies as Republican. The GOP used to be much more diverse – look up Mark Hatfield some time.

      There is no reason to be lock step with your Party all the time. That’s not normal and leads to people like Trump and his devoted followers. Of course, Romney should pick and choose which policies he supports. It’s blind adherence to a party line that has caused so much damage in recent years.

  12. jferber says:

    I hate this asshole and have always hated him. Love to see him out of the Senate and back to the godforsaken land from which he came (Texas).

  13. Olliesmom says:

    You can do better than Ted Cruz, Texas.

    Disco nap 😀

  14. KinChicago says:

    Shame Senator Cancun