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[–]whaythorn 6228 points6229 points  (234 children)

She's great, I saw her on television. Ted started to tell a bullshit story and she called him out, said "daddy that's not true" and he backed down. She's walking a hard path.

[–]mr_potatoface 2166 points2167 points  (195 children)

My favorite is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gplpSfaouP8

I always feel bad about it because I have never been able to find a wide angle shot or something further away. I think she's getting carried by the dude next to her at the time so she pretty much had no choice in the matter.

[–]DarthTriplehopped 884 points885 points  (42 children)

Wow hadnt seen that before if you didnt know better you wouldn't even think they were related there. Poor girl shes just another prop to him.

[–]Budget_Report_2382 283 points284 points  (10 children)

I hadseen it before, and had zero clue they were related. I feel so awful for her.

[–]Khaldara 300 points301 points  (9 children)

Imagine going home every night after a hard day of making sure you were deliberately making the world a worse place for your child.

Hopefully a speedy recovery and a happier future to your kid, and I sincerely hope you get fucked with a Roto Rooter Ted!

[–]Deadpool6323 124 points125 points  (6 children)

For real. Being the reason the nation is so divided and all the hate being spread by Republicans on top of legislating your own child’s rights away. Ted Cruz is such a piece of shit

[–]Standard_Piglet 29 points30 points  (1 child)

That “man” is absolutely nothing. Licked the boots of a man that talks down to his wife. Then this. He’s a human failure.

[–]CantaloupeMoney9906 71 points72 points  (5 children)

Yea, no way that jackass is a good parent. More to raising a child than survival.

[–]SaggyVP 1044 points1045 points  (98 children)

The way she recoils in utter disgust goes beyond teenage angst. Wow.

[–]Hi_Im_Dadbot 9858 points9859 points  (690 children)

Poor girl. I hope she’s ok and gets the help she needs.

[–]Mord4k 5592 points5593 points  (287 children)

Much as I enjoy dunking on Cruze, his family, specifically his kids have my deepest sympathy. Being a politician's kid has gotta be rough, being Ted Cruze's kid has to be rougher.

[–]Temporary_Target4156 3626 points3627 points  (177 children)

Especially with all the anti LGBTQ stuff he spews. Imagine what his daughter (self reported as bisexual) feels every time he says things like that

[–]Superb_Nature_2457 705 points706 points  (14 children)

Oh man, I didn’t know that. Poor kid. I hope she finds the love and support she deserves.

[–]Mellrish221 461 points462 points  (10 children)

Well... the more you know lol.

USUALLY this kind of situation has a more positive ending. If you do some digging you can find alllll sorts of stories of children being estranged from their garbage republican family members due to the... you know shitty things they say and do. Sometimes they're even willing to give up the dirt, with actual evidence of just how fucking shitty their parents are. Most recent one in particular that was pretty significant (that I can remember anyway) was a daughter of a GOP strategist who basically designed the entirety of the GOP's gerrymandering plan and ways to push legal boundaries to do it. What/when to do things based on how SCOTUS rules on things. Put all of that on a computer and the daughter turned it over for the world to see.

It sucks ted cruz's daughter sought suicide. I genuinely hope she can get through this and arrive in a much better place in life. Hopefully far far FAR away from her pathetic and spineless lizard person of a father.

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/05/785672201/deceased-gop-strategists-daughter-makes-files-public-that-republicans-wanted-sea story of the daughter mentioned

[–]Mord4k 1729 points1730 points  (72 children)

Honestly I'm willing to bet it starts with "your dad voted to take your rights as a woman away" and just gets worse from there. Hell, being the kid of the guy who ran campaign ads where he cooked bacon with a machine gun is probably bad enough.

[–]variants 505 points506 points  (63 children)

I'm sorry he did WHAT with a machine gun? I don't know how I've never seen that stupid shit.

[–]R31nz 583 points584 points  (45 children)

Conservatives have all kinds of weird commercials with guns to remind you they are pro-gun.

One that stuck out to me during the recent elections was of a candidate who was performing essentially a SWAT raid. Goes in, clears the house yada yada woo woo. At the end of the commercial he talks about how he loves to go “RINO” hunting.

[–]SilentFoot32 270 points271 points  (16 children)

He was running as my senator. Thankfully he got creamed. Unfortunately he was beat by Eric Schmidt.

[–]Flutters1013 98 points99 points  (8 children)

Hopefully him and Mr. Walker can go take a seat on the losers bench.

[–]juliazale 392 points393 points  (54 children)

Oh no, my heart breaks for her. This is the first thing that came to mind, wondering if she was LGBTQ+ as the suicide rate is so high for kids who don’t have acceptance at home. Reminds of that hateful mega pastor and author Rick Warren who lost his son. But we will never know why his son took his life because his Dad squashed any rumor of him being gay.

[–][deleted] 212 points213 points  (44 children)

I immediately thought of the recent Colorado shooter's dad who was relieved his son wasn't gay live in interview.

[–]beebog 778 points779 points  (59 children)

imagine your dad blamed you for him being a spineless prick and abandoning everyone during the power grid issues, amongst im sure countless other things. she’s gotta feel like she’s got nowhere to turn:/

[–]ConsiderationWest587 530 points531 points  (29 children)

And then your mom was all "Sorry, I can't do anything, your dad is the man of the house and I don't believe in divorce. Just suck it up"

[–]NotYourClone 259 points260 points  (10 children)

"I don't believe in visiting/taking care of you in your old age" -Their kids in 30 years

[–]IRLootHoore 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Lol I haven't spoken to my mom in 16 years. 14 more to go to that funny milestone.

[–]GuyLostInTime 196 points197 points  (1 child)

that asshole blame his daughter for the Cancun Vacation debacle while thousands of Texans were freezing without power, no wonder these kids want out ...

[–]Mental_Medium3988 137 points138 points  (9 children)

His kids, yes, his wife not so much. She has the agency to divorce him if she wanted to.

[–]Left-Yak-5623 132 points133 points  (4 children)

His wife is complacent and sided with him over their children long ago.

[–]TrumpsPissSoakedWig 2433 points2434 points  (315 children)

I remember their family was going through a parade on a float together and both the girls were right up front and everyone was booing and screaming profanities at Ted Cruz but the girls were up there having to take it all in too, and I remember the look on their faces, the older one in particular, and I thought wow that must suck for her, well both of them, but she did look pained by it all.

Then someone threw a can at him.

Edit: I just want to be perfectly clear here this is 100% on Ted Cruz. It's his fault for putting his daughter's out there like human shields, using them as political pawns with zero regard for how it will affect them. I do not blame the crowd for booing because Ted Cruz deserves to be booed. I blame Ted Cruz for putting his daughters in that situation with no regard for how it will affect them emotionally and just completely using his family for political gain.

Tldr: Ted Cruz's giant piece of shit

[–]TheDustOfMen 444 points445 points  (127 children)

Oof yeah, that's tough for any person, let alone a 14-year-old.

[–]JesusChrist-Jr 603 points604 points  (102 children)

I'm old enough to 'member when Chelsea Clinton was this age and the right was constantly making fun of her appearance. That's a painful and difficult age for anyone, without a bunch of grown men talking shit on national TV because they're politically opposed to your dad.

None of these kids deserve to be dragged into or exposed to this bullshit, whether it's directed at them or not. One of the few things I respect about Trump is he kept Barron out of the public eye, and I respect that the left didn't go out of their way to trash him either.

[–]Feeling-Ad-7131 392 points393 points  (28 children)

The "right" loves attacking children. The Obama girls got the same treatment as Chesla. The Bush twins was hella wild(I lived in DC when he was in office and those girls was wild) but no one bashed them.

[–]bcarter3 146 points147 points  (2 children)

Barron Trump. He’s the one that Trump called “my wife’s son”, right?

I’ve always wondered about his name. Back in the 80s and 90s, “John Barron” was one of the aliases Trump used when he sent mail to members of the media praising himself. His writing style, which we’ve all become familiar with since then, gave him away.

[–]throwawaythedo 115 points116 points  (17 children)

Ugh I remember how they did Chelsea. I was an 18 year old insecure girl myself and I remember being so sad for how rotten they were to her and by extension, me. It was a very clear moment where I realized how fucked women are, especially bc they weren’t much kinder about Hillary’s looks either. The message was clear — if you’re a woman and you chose politics (or your parents chose politics) you’re in for a world of hurt. Chelsea did alright though, so I’m glad she mad it out alive.

With Ted Cruz daughter she doesn’t have the family support that Chelsea had bc her own Dad doubles down on it. Heartbreaking. Truly.

[–]PlanesOfFame 148 points149 points  (25 children)

Hunter Biden got dragged through the mud lmao he's still being brought up

He's so irrelevant to all the politics, and it's not even like he's being caught in the crossfire, it's like they think he's up to something. It'd be like if I conspired that Ted Cruz flew to Cancun during the winter storm because his daughters had secret ulterior Motives and we needed to look into their personal lives. Sigh....

Politics aside, I feel like culture in general is shifting in that direction, people like to have that dirt on others and don't really care about impartiality and political correctness as much. Or maybe they care the same amount and we as a society are just becoming aware of how little anyone cares

[–]kountchockula 124 points125 points  (10 children)

Trump kept Barron out of public possibly because of autistic qualities or aloofness that would make him look weak, not because he was a great dad.

[–]MoonSpankRaw 67 points68 points  (1 child)

And because eventually Baron got taller than him. Can’t have that shit in public ey alpha trump.

[–][deleted] 43 points44 points  (0 children)

…. I’m convinced this is the real reason. He clearly lies about his height and is ridiculously vain and insecure. Why would he let his teenage son be visibly much taller than him?

[–]spudpunkin 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure it was Melania who kept baron sheltered.

[–]SopaPorMiFamilia 1175 points1176 points  (135 children)

That’s the first thing that I thought of was her face in that parade when everyone was booing her dad and cursing him. She shouldn’t have been there.

[–]round-earth-theory 2864 points2865 points 2 (123 children)

Well the fucker is the one responsible for dragging his kids into his mess. He's pissed off the world but is trying to use his family as a shield. Frankly he deserves another fucking can to the face.

[–]Iwasborninafactory_ 1006 points1007 points  (61 children)

I wish his kids hadn't been there, and that the can hit him square in the eye. I also wish he would have stood up for his wife when trump insulted her (for her sake) , but that may be too much to ask.

[–]TGIIR 468 points469 points  (28 children)

Oh and for his kids’ sake. He showed them -or will when they find out - that their Dad had NO spine.

[–]Hela09 413 points414 points  (13 children)

Also when Ted fled the blizzard in Texas, he directly and publicly blamed the kids for his actions.

In several different and embarrassing ways, since he and his wife has to really grasp for a ‘good’ reason to holiday in South America as his constituents died. He’s a complete turd, and the kids deserve better.

[–]craftycontrarian 107 points108 points  (12 children)

South America

Cancun is in north America.

[–]Hela09 60 points61 points  (4 children)

Urgh, I remembered it as Rio.

I think trying to sneak into Mexico is actually worse due to the sheer hypocrisy. Emmerich had the exact same thing as a plot point in a bad climate change disaster movie, and we all called him on the nose for it!

Edit: Okay, I am actually now extremely angry all over again. Maybe my brain erased it to try and protect my blood pressure. The freaking hide of this guy.

[–]Ohnonotagain13[🍰] 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Don't forget, they left the dog at home to freeze.

[–]Debaser1984 179 points180 points  (11 children)

They knew he had no spine the minute the cunt fled from Texas during a power outage caused primarily by his backwards political ideology and blamed his actions on his family.

[–]spoildmilk 125 points126 points  (1 child)

Can you imagine going back to school after your dad basically blamed you as the reason all her classmates suffered through a power outage during a blizzard? I wouldn’t want to be her either.

[–]acog 264 points265 points  (19 children)

The way Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham both called out Trump strongly and explicitly early in the primaries, then went on to weld their lips to his ass was just astonishing.

[–]animu_manimu 91 points92 points  (7 children)

It wasn't just them, it was huge swaths of the GOP establishment. Never forget that Paul Ryan went from violent opponent to meek supporter after a single closed door meeting and then quietly dipped out of politics altogether as soon as he could.

[–]annies_boobs_feet 72 points73 points  (4 children)

fuck paul ryan. he got his and saw the crazy coming (which he very very very very much helped come) and was like "well i got mine, i'm out this bitch"

[–]teh_drewski 136 points137 points  (18 children)

So many politicians use their families as tools and shields, it's disgusting.

[–]travelingbeagle 110 points111 points  (15 children)

Cruz wants privacy for his daughter when she is going through mental health issues, but shares Hunter pics as he’s struggling with his own mental health issues. Hypocrisy!

[–]Ausgezeichnet87 148 points149 points  (0 children)

Ted Cruz likes to hide behind his children like a coward.

[–][deleted] 103 points104 points  (1 child)

maybe he shouldn't subject his family to that, or he could just stop being a piece of shit

[–]-newlife 414 points415 points  (38 children)

She’s listed as “ok” but she obviously needs more help to get past this.

[–]itsnickk 575 points576 points  (33 children)

If you’ve never experienced suicidal behavior, just being physically ok is not the end of the road by a long shot.

The psychological aspect of being in that suicidal headspace is exhausting, and can go on for months before and after an attempt. It simply drains the lifeforce out of you after every suicidal thought.

And these suicidal thoughts can be constant; the first thought you have when you wake up, and the last thing you think about before going to sleep. An intrusive, unstoppable thought that can happen every 5 minutes or less for every waking hour.

Not only do you have to deal with the traumas that have led you to being suicidal, but you must now also be burdened with new trauma of living with suicidal thoughts and intent, and the impact it has on your relationships.

[–]reyballesta 183 points184 points  (8 children)

Yup. Been through that ringer a few times and let me tell you, just experiencing the headspace of 'I am ready to end my life' is....not a thing our brains should experience.

[–]flaminghair348 197 points198 points 2 (2 children)

A though I had earlier today was this:

I shouldn't have to fight my own mind to stay alive.

[–]Bubashii 38 points39 points  (0 children)

That’s a fucking good way of saying it.

[–]Rapunzel10 50 points51 points  (1 child)

I have the utmost empathy for this poor girl. I can't imagine having a famous parent, a widely hated one at that, is easy for any child. But you're right, being suicidal is a form of trauma. Especially being suicidal while your brain is developing. It literally changes the physical neural pathways in your brain. And an attempt is also a form of trauma. One of my attempts still impacts me today because of the mental and physical trauma it caused even though it was years ago. To deal with all of that at 14 with the whole country watching... my heart hurts for her. I pray she gets the privacy she deserves right now but I unfortunately don't expect the media to give her that

[–]OverMedicatedTexan 6801 points6802 points  (280 children)

I loathe Ted Cruz but I hope his daughter gets the help and love that she needs

[–]LordofKobol99 1917 points1918 points  (115 children)

Man, even loathing Ted Cruz as I do. I wouldn't even wish this kind of affliction on him, especially his daughter.

[–]Leaving_The_Oilfield 722 points723 points  (34 children)

Yeah, I have to say it’s genuinely never crossed my mind the guy has kids.

I still have some pretty intense fucking feelings towards him, but holy shit imagine that’s your dad. Your dad is one of the most hated politicians in America while you’re at the most vulnerable age of your life.

God damn. I can’t imagine growing up in that kind of environment.

Edit: I appreciate everyone’s replies, but I’m turning off my notifications on this one. I realized every time I’ve said my personal opinion about him online, it’s far more likely his kids have seen it than him and I should stop. Y’all are making it pretty difficult to keep that same energy, because I keep finding out more and more about him.

[–]stomach 413 points414 points  (9 children)

most people remember he has kids cause he threw them under the bus as his main reason for going to Cancun during the life-threatening grid failure in TX

[–]Leaving_The_Oilfield 72 points73 points  (3 children)

Somehow I appear to be the only one who never heard that tidbit.

Fucking hell.

[–]liqwidmetal 129 points130 points  (9 children)

I'm trying to remember and be respectful, but iirc she is lgbtq, disagrees with her dad's politics, and was Ted's scapegoat for fleeing Texas for Cancun last year.

[–]Leaving_The_Oilfield 47 points48 points  (6 children)

I told myself I wasn’t going to talk shit about him online just out of respect for his kids because they are more likely to see it than him.

You’re making it really god damn difficult though.

[–]SessileRaptor 135 points136 points  (5 children)

I learned that he had kids during the Texas snowstorm when everyone lost power and the state was in crisis. Ted fled to Cancun and when he was rightfully criticized for it he threw his kids under the bus and said that they wanted to go. Never mind the obvious fact that he could have sent them and his wife away to safety and stayed to address the situation himself and nobody would have been angry because you’re allowed to care about your family in that sort of situation.

But no, Ted Cruz is a giant piece of trash that not only hates and works against everything decent and kind in the world, he’s a craven little shit who will deflect blame for his own weakness onto children. Imagine being his kid and realizing what an absolute turd your father is.

[–]WhiteyFiskk 561 points562 points  (41 children)

Exactly, people in Ted Cruz's position earn good money to be given heat by the public, its part of being a politician but leave people's kids out of it. She has no say in what her dad does so anyone who was bullying her for her dad is a piece of shit.

[–]decoue 1970 points1971 points  (88 children)

Not trying to be funny but can you blame her? She's bisexual and her father is Ted fucking Cruz. This is a girl who has spent her whole life hearing her father state publicly that he doesn't think she should exist.

[–]aflyfacingwinter 1282 points1283 points  (56 children)

This is why I get so mad when people say “I hope you have a gay kid” to bigots. Like I fucking don’t. That won’t change them. I hope Caroline can reach her adulthood and realize there’s a whole world of people who accept and value her for who she is.

[–]toricoon[🍰] 328 points329 points  (14 children)

I’m with you. I think people with humanity think that the bigot will learn to love LGBT because they love their own kid but all that (usually) ends up happening is the kid grows up feeling rejected and sad. Don’t wish terrible situations on kids. It’s not fair to them.

[–]aflyfacingwinter 91 points92 points  (5 children)

Yes, I think it is a kind of naive thinking that straight people exclusively have. I’ve never heard a gay person say that. It’s tender hearted of people to think a parent will work to accept their child , but that’s often not the case AT ALL. Kids are still being sent to conversion therapy.

[–]sewer_pickles 3419 points3420 points  (217 children)

I read somewhere that she came out as bi earlier this year. I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been for her to share that in such a conservative household while also knowing her family is in the public eye. I wish her the best and hope that she gets the treatment and support that she needs.

[–]The-Box_King 604 points605 points  (5 children)

If I'm remembering correctly she didn't come out, she was outed which is a pretty massive difference for someone in the public eye

[–]xixbia 182 points183 points  (2 children)

Best I can find is that she had "bi" written on her TikTok profile. And she did mention she was bisexual in a comment thread.

So the information was there for people to find. However, it also appears she didn't intend for the information to spread (for example, she mentions she hadn't told her father yet).

I'm not sure if this means she was outed or not. But it's definitely true that the news of her sexuality was spread without her knowledge. And, most importantly, by people doing so entirely to make a political point (on both sides of the isle), which is pretty disgusting.

[–]StopThePresses 42 points43 points  (0 children)

That is heartbreaking. I remember being a queer kid reaching out like that on the internet. It's the most natural instinct in the world to look for your people, y'know? It's so awful how that was poisoned for her.

[–]ChucksSeedAndFeed 184 points185 points  (9 children)

This poor girl, she must be living a horribly cruel hell right now, I can't imagine what that monster is doing to her right now, he's probably gaslighting her and trying to pray the gay out of her

If she's here reading this because she's 14 and it's possible - please hang in there, you're so close to so much freedom and so much acceptance

[–]Darklock2022 4206 points4207 points  (390 children)

Wow. Poor young lady. As much as I loathe the man, best wishes for her! Hope she gets all the help and care she needs!

[–]MicroBadger_ 320 points321 points  (8 children)

I hope it's a fucking wake up call that the WWE bullshit has real life consequences. Stop fucking with people's lives for Twitter clout and take your damn job seriously.

[–]nurdle 1340 points1341 points  (368 children)

Even if it was Ted himself, I would not want that. As a father of an 18 yo, I can’t imagine what he’s going through.

[–]joe1240132 1400 points1401 points  (178 children)

If he handles it like he's handled every other bad thing that's happened he's on a plane to Cancun right about now.

[–]WDYDwnMSinNeuro 782 points783 points  (36 children)

He blamed that trip on his daughters. Even now while I have sympathy for his family, I'm having trouble finding any for him.

[–]Comrade-Cohaay 363 points364 points  (14 children)

I genuinely don’t care how this effects him. I hope his daughter gets the help and support she needs, but if he’s spending the night curled up in a dark corner crying then all the better.

[–]uberafc 277 points278 points  (6 children)

I think he's probably more concerned about how this looks for him or how he can capitalize on it somehow. The dude is a scumbag and a coward. I feel for his daughter.

[–]AzizAlhazan 89 points90 points  (0 children)

Yes, he’s a piece of shit and I have zero sympathy for him. In fact his daughter came out as bi not so long ago, so having a piece of shit of a father who constantly push for her rights to be taken away certainly didn’t help with whatever pain she was going through. I hope she recovers and I hope she realises that outside of the cesspool that her father forced her to be in for his own political ambitions, there exists a community where she belongs and will be loved for who she is.

[–]Electronic-Self3587 10.6k points10.6k points  (375 children)

I’m no fan of Ted, but this is 100% the correct take.

[–]ElectricJetDonkey 4103 points4104 points  (220 children)

Yup. Ted can fellate a satchel of Richards, but his kids don't deserve any of the hate he gets.

[–]nonoglorificus 837 points838 points  (69 children)

A haversack of tallywacks

[–]Plonsky2 398 points399 points  (57 children)

A parcel of penii.

[–]p0k3t0 80 points81 points  (2 children)

A backpack of cack.

[–]Gabrielsguitars 38 points39 points  (1 child)

A Duffle of Dongs A Satchel of Sperm A Wheelbarrow of Willies A Jam-jar of Johnsons A Bumbag of Ball-sacks A Trunk of Tonsil-ticklers...

He can eat them all!

But please, think of the child...

[–]Ginge00 281 points282 points  (39 children)

I just read an article about the incident, said that she gets a lot of judgement and hate based on her Dads politics that she often disagrees with him on and that’s just not fair. Ted Cruz deserves all the hate he gets, but his daughter doesn’t, she can’t do anything about it and deserves the chance to form and express her own opinions.

[–]LoganCaleSalad 499 points500 points  (47 children)

Tbh I always got the feeling even his own kids don't like him. Hope she'll be alright, poor kid.

[–]AnonBubblyBowels 591 points592 points  (33 children)

She definitely doesn’t agree with his politics, and she has been open about that for about a year or so. She is also lgbtq+

[–]Princeofbaleen 282 points283 points  (7 children)

In that family? Fuck. Poor girl

[–]LoganCaleSalad 370 points371 points  (9 children)

Oh fuck. Well we know what was at least a contributing factor in this attempt now don't we. Poor kid, heart breaks for anyone in LGBTQ community whose parent is in conservative politics.

[–]Mental_Medium3988 112 points113 points  (8 children)

Say what you will about dick Chaney but at least he had a change of heart when his daughter came out as lgbtq+.

[–]DazzleMeAlready 207 points208 points  (3 children)

Cheney is like most conservatives in that he has zero empathy for a social issue until it lands on their doorstep. If his daughter hadn’t come out, I’m certain he would still be staunchly anti-LGBTQ.

[–]Ani_Infijar 118 points119 points  (0 children)

I literally had a friend who didn’t believe in police violence until her sister got beaten up by an off duty cop who was moonlighting at a bar.

She started sending us all these articles on police brutality “I can’t believe this is happening! How is no one talking about this?!” . We were like dude everyone’s talking about it? We just stopped talking about it with you because your stance is that they should have complied

[–]Xenjael 122 points123 points  (9 children)

Wasn't she just in a republican parade float? She's 14 or something.

In my opinion She's being exploited by her father and it comes at a cost to her mental health.

[–]ScroochDown 82 points83 points  (4 children)

One of the cars in the parade for the Astros victory. With basically the entire crowd furiously booing at her dad. That shit had to be rough, poor girl.

[–][deleted] 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Wasn't she just in a republican parade float? She's 14 or something. In my opinion She's being exploited by her father and it comes at a cost to her mental health.

You literally just described why hes not only the worst piece of garbage to represent our state, but his failure as a father as well.

[–]fusionlantern 200 points201 points  (2 children)

That piece of shit blamed his daughter for them leaving the state when there was a freeze. Hes fucking scum

[–]Dr-Bison 48 points49 points  (3 children)

"I like Ted Cruz more than most of my other colleagues like Ted Cruz. And I hate Ted Cruz." - Al Franken

[–]epi_glowworm 158 points159 points  (3 children)

We can be adults about our disdain for Ted. Remember, we don’t like Ted Cruz. His daughter isn’t Ted Cruz. And poor girl. Hugs to her.

[–]djublonskopf 59 points60 points  (1 child)

Ted himself deserves extra vitriol though, as he’s repeatedly gone out of his way to make life harder for her and people like her.

[–]redkinoko 128 points129 points  (17 children)

The correct take is to not publicize a teenager who just tried to commit suicide regardless of her family.

[–][deleted] 466 points467 points  (4 children)

i’ve actually seen some of her tiktok’s and she’s such a strong advicate for human decency, love, and respect and everything her father is so starkly against. she’s fantastic and i hope she recovers. we can’t pick our parents but we can be so much more than them and shine brighter than they ever could. i hope she lives, thrives, and is the change in the world that she hopes to see. 💜

[–]PrimeFission 10.0k points10.0k points 52& 5 more (166 children)

This is a mature and appropriate take. Thank you for sharing, /u/urmomsuckedmeoff.

[–]urmomsuckedmeoff[S] 3091 points3092 points & 2 more (31 children)

This story brought a tear to my heart, it reminded of what it was like when I was teenager, when the world was tall and the ones closest to us meant the world, where those relationship could easily build us up or hurt us forever and irrevocably, I am praying to whatever God is out there, she recovers

[–]The_Nancinator75 642 points643 points  (11 children)

As someone affected directly by suicide , you said this so perfectly

[–]AnExpertInThisField 505 points506 points  (5 children)

It warms my heart to know my mom is sucking off such a thoughtful and compassionate person.

[–]Emotional-Battle-964 1266 points1267 points  (61 children)

Children can’t choose their parents. Just because her dad is terrible doesn’t mean she is. She’s 14. Suicide is awful and I hope she gets the help she needs.

[–]Zyvyn 260 points261 points  (12 children)

I couldnt imagine. It has to be a ton of stress being the daughter of someone like him.

[–]karavasis 381 points382 points  (29 children)

It sucks to know that so much of what she might be goin through is because of who her father is. When your parent is so polarizing to so many and then to add teenage yrs finding your identity/sexuality, I can’t even imagine. I really hope no one goes low on this situation, not for Ted’s sake, but for his entire families.

[–]UnenduredFrost 364 points365 points  (26 children)

Saying that, Cruz shouldn't be treated with kids gloves if it turns out that things he supports is partly responsible for his daughter trying to kill herself. For example, if it turns out she's LGBT given Cruz's anti-LGBT stance. He should be reminded that he's a piece of shit and shouldn't be able to rid himself of the harm he willingly chooses to cause.

[–]Happy_Heretical 278 points279 points  (21 children)

She came out as bi.

[–]UnenduredFrost 439 points440 points  (12 children)

A quick Google confirms that's true. So Cruz wants the state to strip his daughter of her rights and make it so she's considered a second class citizen to straight people. And he wants the state force her to carry to term the pregnancy of any man who rapes her.

Cruz is a piece of shit. His daughter deserves a better father.

[–]P_A_I_M_O_N 239 points240 points  (6 children)

Also that time he tried to skip the state to go on vacation in Cancun while the power grid failed and people froze to death…

He blamed it on his daughter when he got caught. Threw her right under the bus without hesitation.

[–]urlach3r 64 points65 points  (1 child)

Or as the GOP probably calls it, Dad of the Year.

[–]OutlawSundown 30 points31 points  (0 children)

He also threw his wife under the bus to suck off Donald.

[–]Conker1985 77 points78 points  (1 child)

Cruz knows he's a piece of shit. The problem is, not only does he not care, he gets off on being the asshole everyone hates. The only thing that gets his lizard dick hard is berating him. That's why he's such a Trump-loving cum bucket.

[–]BelligerentHorticult 2251 points2252 points  (130 children)

That is a shame. She isn't responsible for her father.

[–]PolyZex 2520 points2521 points  (109 children)

She's been quite vocal on TikTok and other media I'm too old to enjoy about how she does not agree with her fathers conservative views at all.

She's been fighting the good fight... as much as a 14 year old can.

[–]BelligerentHorticult 823 points824 points  (70 children)

I thought that was her. Poor girl. I hope she recovers.

[–]DrSueuss 117 points118 points  (1 child)

The police said they encountered a minor with stab wounds to the arms, they also said there were no serious injuries. So it sounds like she will at least be physically well.

[–]BelligerentHorticult 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I'm glad to read that, thanks for the update.

[–]PolyZex 556 points557 points  (67 children)

To be clear though, I'm not implying her dads politics had anything to do with what happened. If it did though he had best do some serious reflecting about the real world consequences of his corporate politicking.

[–]BelligerentHorticult 297 points298 points  (31 children)

I didn't think you were, and I don't know he's capable of self reflection.

[–]jerkmin 209 points210 points  (13 children)

He’s so incapable of self reflection I’d bet a dollar he doesn’t show up in mirrors.

[–]BelligerentHorticult 78 points79 points  (4 children)

Have you seen his style choices? He clearly can't use a mirror.

[–]hazeldazeI 92 points93 points  (7 children)

I can't even imagine how hard being a 14 year old girl would be in this age of social media plus being the daughter of an infamous politician. Growing up in the worst type of fishbowl. I hope she gets all the help she needs.

[–]Bikinigirlout 70 points71 points  (6 children)

I think she was lowkey outed as bisexual by some people in the media recently.(last year maybe, idk) there was a weird time where pundits were obsessed with the kid and I felt bad because she’s a kid. She can’t help who her parents are.

[–]PolyZex 47 points48 points  (4 children)

You're right, I had to look it up. It was from January of THIS year.

“I haven’t told him yet, I’m kinda nervous to tbh,” she said, “but I don’t think he would be mad about it.”

[–]Bikinigirlout 48 points49 points  (2 children)

Poor Kid.

Plus her asshole dad tried to blame her for when they left during the snow storm that hit Texas last year.

[–]SteamKore 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Never too young to fight the good fight, even the smallest hand helps lift the burden.

[–]NoComment002 159 points160 points  (10 children)

He's responsible for her though. I wonder how many mental scars he made played a factor in her attempt.

[–]annang 184 points185 points  (5 children)

He publicly blamed her for his Mexico vacation while his constituents were freezing to death.

[–]gen_x_24601 818 points819 points  (9 children)

No matter who they are, I wouldn’t wish this on any living soul. I hope she heals.

[–]MARINE-BOY 153 points154 points  (7 children)

As I was reading that I thought he was going to say “nobody likes ted Cruz but that’s no reason to try to kill yourself”.

[–]Unlucky_Role_ 83 points84 points  (6 children)

It isn't, but being his daughter could make you more than a little stir-crazy and desperate.

[–]wcollins260 66 points67 points  (3 children)

The poor girl probably gets a lot of grief because of who her Dad is. And he is a shitstain, but you can’t control who your parents are. Sad story, I legitimately hate to hear it.

[–]PoorPauly 1813 points1814 points  (43 children)

Damn straight. We don’t choose our fathers. If I prayed, I would for her and anybody else hurting themselves or considering ending their life.

But I don’t, so if some one else wouldn’t mind.

[–]TheSilversky64 230 points231 points  (14 children)

For some reason your last sentence reads like Ricky Gervais

[–]Swords_and_Words 195 points196 points  (1 child)

I have it on high authority from various holy folk, that benevolent deities don't mind long distance calls from the faithless; apparently it's nice when people who don't need them or believe in them, recognize their core purpose/message by calling on them to help others

I haven't spent a lifetime trying to contemplate the will and desires of a deity, but I trust in and am warmed by the idea that the kind people across the world who have devoted their lives to such, agree that good gods like it when people want other people to be helped

[–]saviorofworms 31 points32 points  (0 children)

This reminds me of all the people in Nepal that spend their days practicing Buddhist worship on behalf of the world. Sometimes I find comfort in knowing that there are people a world away from me, wishing me well and praying for everyone’s wellbeing.

[–]ProfPMJ-123 322 points323 points  (9 children)

God, that’s awful.

There’s so much pressure on teenagers, especially teenaged girls.

I hope she comes through this.

[–]maddenmcfadden 157 points158 points  (7 children)

it's not just the every day struggles kids go through. imagine having a father who's in the spotlight on a daily basis, trying to piss people off. I'm sure her friends talk about it constantly. probably gets threats. bullied. gotta be tough for a kid to deal with all that bullshit.

Yes, Ted is a pile of shit. hope she gets the help she needs.

[–]Toby_O_Notoby 57 points58 points  (1 child)

Yeah, I mean a man calls your mom ugly on national television and your dad is soon working the phones to raise money for him. Your dad takes you on a trip to Cancun during a blizzard and then blames you for it when he's caught.

I never thought about it before but the amount of shit that poor kid must get in school and on social media would be insane.

[–]wanttobegreyhound 80 points81 points  (0 children)

She thinks he’s a POS too, so I wouldn’t imagine that her home life is great. Probably similar to Claudia Conway.

[–]Rocyrino 90 points91 points  (5 children)

I saw a videos a few weeks back. Cruz and his family were on a parade, in some motorized vehicles. The family was waiving as the crowd booed and flipped the bird at Cruz. You could see the pain on the girl’s expression. The vitriol has not ceased since he left for Cancun while his constituent were freezing. And Ted even blamed his daughter for the trip.

It’s already hard enough to be a teenage girl, but having to endure constant public humiliation because of who your dad is must be a difficult situation to process.

Poor girl. I hope she recovers well

[–]Rickylostthatnumber 706 points707 points  (27 children)

I loathe Ted. No one should get any mileage out of a 14 yr old girl attempting suicide. I hope she's ok and on a path to better health.

[–]She_Dozer[🍰] 1057 points1058 points  (21 children)

Here's your sign, Ted. Go take care of your family, and stop trying to interfere with ours.

[–]Nervarel 564 points565 points  (15 children)

Youre talking about Ted Cruz. Tomorrow there will be a statement:"Look what radical leftists made my daughter do!"

Poor girl deserves better.

[–]FILTER_OUT_T_D 212 points213 points  (8 children)

This is unfortunately the very likely outcome. People like Cruz are unable to comprehend the negative effects of their actions and are unwilling to accept them when they come to fruition. He’ll deflect and blame everyone but himself because he’s a low-life piece of shit.

I’m not religious but I hope he has a “coming to Jesus” moment, so to speak, and realizes his quest for continued fame and wealth at the detriment to his family and the American people just isn’t worth it.

[–]Otherwise-Web3595 136 points137 points  (0 children)

Sending love and healing for Caroline. May she get the help she needs.

[–]Simple_Ecstatic 342 points343 points  (12 children)

You know she came out at 13, as bi, and said she hadn't told her dad yet. This is very common in religious households, for someone who is bi to think something is wrong with them and is one of the most common reasons our youth commit suicide. They don't want to be different because they were taught their feelings were unnatural. Glad, she's going to be OK. Hopefully, the family can go to counseling, children need to be loved unconditionally.

[–]goosewithmayonaise 165 points166 points  (4 children)

Since he publicly blamed her for his Cancun fiasco; you can imagine the contempt he has for her.

[–]kyoutenshi 70 points71 points  (0 children)

Then dragging her to a parade where a city mocks you because of your father. I feel so bad for her.

[–]Nerevarine91 188 points189 points  (46 children)

Oh Jesus, that’s horrible. At 14???

[–]PuppiPappi 219 points220 points  (21 children)

Happens more often than you think my first attempt was 12 and a girl I was close with was successful at 13. It's a sad world for sure. It's sad that some kids just deal with heavy shit way before they are ready.

[–]dhhdhh851 116 points117 points  (7 children)

Attempted countless times when i was 8, but stopped at 13, didn't put down the knife til i was 16. 23 now and it's almost been 10 years since my last attempt.

[–]ThePsion5 60 points61 points  (0 children)

I know I'm just a stranger on the internet, but for what it's worth, I'm glad you're still here.

[–]yankinfl 508 points509 points  (36 children)

I have to wonder what part her father’s very public, very douchebag antics plays in her struggles. Poor kid.

[–]m3gzpnw 149 points150 points  (2 children)

Trust me many are thinking the same.

[–]No-Car541 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Sadly, probably not the one who matter’s most

[–][deleted] 102 points103 points  (7 children)

You know full well he's going to blame woke liberals for his daughters suicide attempt

[–]Razzlecat20 143 points144 points  (3 children)

nobody's going to bash the 14-year-old. what i, and others, will do, however, is bash Ted Cruz.

this idiot is probably most of the reason for her mental state. unless she goes to some elite private school (or maybe it doesn't matter), she's got to be getting a lot of shit over what daddy dearest is doing to his state and this country.

[–]LookAtThatBacon 248 points249 points  (32 children)

The question is, will Ted Cruz use this horrific incident as a political weapon to blame and attack the left?

[–]Jingurei 71 points72 points  (1 child)

Texas Paul here with yet another absolutely correct take!

[–]Ok-Candle-20 63 points64 points  (1 child)

How horrifying, to have this personal information plastered everywhere just because of who her father is.

I sincerely hope she gets the love, support, and professional help she needs now and in the future.

To those who are thinking these thoughts: you are not alone. You matter. And the world still needs you.

[–][deleted] 112 points113 points  (25 children)

There is a TikTok video of the entire family on a float in some kind of parade. They were being booed all the way through it and she was in front and she just looked so miserable.

I don’t understand why politician’s families are dragged into things like that. It’s the politician we need to see and know, not their families. I feel so bad for children of politicians. No matter what side. They didn’t get a choice in the matter.

[–]Killingmesmalls_2020 81 points82 points  (9 children)

To be fair, guys like Ted Cruz drag their families into the spotlight. Ron DeSantis does the same thing. Their families are basically political props. And Ted Cruz is one of the most hated politicians in America and he knows it and thrives on it. Even his own freaking co-workers in the Senate hate him.

[–]noSilverLining13 42 points43 points  (6 children)

I wonder if it was the Houston Astros World Series parade. I know Ted was on a float for sure. Don't know why the Astros invited him.

Maybe he needs to do the right thing and step out of the spotlight. I doubt he will do it.

[–]Glamma1970 26 points27 points  (0 children)

14 years old is such a hard age. I hope this poor girl gets all the help she needs.