I may have been listening to Hamilton too much, and wondered what Lin Manuel Miranda might have made of Ted Cruz’ antics this week… here’s a thought:
We’ve never met in person, but I guess you’re not a patient man
You couldn’t stay in Texas because you had a vacation planned?
You want to be a better dad? Try stepping up (or stepping down)
And teach your daughter leadership means helping out, not skipping town.
But you’re a senator and you’ve got money, so that white sand
Beach has got your name on it- just take a little flight, man
You must be getting tired from subverting our democracy
And maybe even suffering from terminal hypocrisy.
I guess it’s no surprise you’d disappear in a calamity
You wouldn’t even publicly defend your wife and family
You’re hungry but you’re spineless, so you’re basically a gastropod
Who uses slime to get ahead. You said there might be massive fraud
And Pennsylvania has to vote the way that Texas thinks they can?
You clerked for Rehnquist, dude, you must have known that claim would never stand.
Thinking that you’re clever cause your politics is cynical
Pretending that self-interest is standing up on principle
Like Ron Artest’s insurance plan I’m getting metaphysical
You claim to be pro-life and yet you’re proud of pushing executions
Splitting kids from parents when they came here fleeing persecution
Guess you’re not a proper jurist
Just another opportunist
Who’d support an insurrection
If it helped him win election.
I can’t find your heart despite this total verbal vivisection.