Ted Cruz’s mocking limerick toward Biden backfires when Twitter users turn the tables on him

Ted Cruz’s mocking limerick toward Biden backfires when Twitter users turn the tables on him
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Sen. Ted Cruz's use of a limerick to criticize President Joe Biden's upcoming travel plans has backfired and landed him in the hot seat on Twitter

On Tuesday November 16, Cruz tweeted, There once was a man from Nantucket ..." The tweeted portion of the limerick also included a link to an article detailing the president's plans for the Thanksgiving holiday.

According to Newsweek, Cruz's tweet "is the opening line for one of several well-known limericks, most of which are sexual in nature." While Cruz didn't include the rest of the words to the poem, he inspired a number of Twitter users to come up with their own.

Twitter users actually began trolling him with limericks criticizing his leadership. One Twitter user slammed Cruz with a poetic reference to his decision to flee the country during the Texas winter storm.

"There once was a small 'man' named Ted.
Who in a crisis to Mexico fled.
He said with a smirk
Because he's a terrible jerk
'Don't blame me, blame my daughters instead.''"

The second poem, which is a revision of the first, also put a different spin on Cruz's winter storm failure.

She wrote:

"There once was a Senator named Ted When the going got tough he fled A margarita he sipped While Texas temperatures dipped His girls were to blame he said"

She added:

"The dog left behind
Put Ted in a bind
One lie after another he told
From Green Eggs and Ham
To border mayhem
He grew increasingly bold"

"Long days spent tweeting
In lieu of meetings
Talk of masks and vaccines not heard
Said I'd rather be a jerk Than ever work.
Then he picked a fight with Big Bird."

As the third most active Senator on Twitter, Cruz has a tendency to walk into situations like this. Per Newsweek, reports have indicated that Cruz tweeted more than 800 times just at the start of 2021 alone.

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