Friday, May 29, 2015

Ted Cruz...Did Not Expect Him to Game

I make no promises that I won't use satire in this blog post, but I will try my best.

The Daily Beast interviewed Texas Senator Ted Cruz...about video games.

I'll just let that sink in for a moment. If you need to do a quick Google search on Cruz, then here you go. He may or may not be running for the Republican 2016 Presidential nomination. That seems to keep flip-flopping.

He's considered an "extreme" Lefty. Endorsed by tea-party advocates and does not like a lot of freedoms that people enjoy in this nation. Sorry Cruz. It's the truth. He's not a man that I approve of and does not provide an accurate representation of the state of Texas. Unfortunately, he's the voice of Texas in the Senate, therefore everyone assumes that Texas is still backwards-arse. Don't get me wrong. In some areas, we are, but we're actually pretty open-minded down here.

So I clicked to this article with much trepidation. I still don't know if this piece was written as a joke or how much of it is real. But given Cruz's social media team are all ranges of geek, this may be legit.

Cruz reveals that growing up, he had a console in his home. He's a child of the 70's and the 80's. He was around when PacMan and Pong were starting to hit the scene, and he wasn't far behind on the trends. Even in college at Harvard, him and his roommate would spend all night playing Mario Bros.

His console days are over, claiming that he would be too absorbed into it that work wouldn't get done. But he does obsess over his phone games, like Candy Crush and Plants vs Zombies, which he's currently playing. He also plays with his kids on their iPad.

I wonder how much of that review was scripted answers. It all seems too rigid and quick to answer, but not much time was thought into how it came out. Much like his politics. Zing!

This is just weird. As a Texan who does not like Ted Cruz, did not vote for the man, and has yet to agree with his policies, how to promotes his image does not speak of one who understands the joy of video games. He seems like the first person who would be up in arms against it. I'm not saying that it's bad for politicians to play games. Quite the opposite. It's because of Cruz's political stance that I'm surprised he would enjoy games at all. Looks are deceiving, kids. Never judge a book by it's cover, and it could not be more true in this case.

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