Believe it or not, Ted Cruz does in fact have a Democratic opponent in Texas. His name is Paul Sadler, and he used tonight’s televised debate to set a new low in classless muckraking. When he wasn’t calling Ted Cruz names, he was taking shots at Cruz’s wife and shouting down the moderators.

The evening started badly, with Sadler looking flustered and angry — a foretaste of the coming explosion.

Also, Sadler really liked the word “crazy.” Not just the accusation, but also the word itself.

As it became clear that even the moderators weren’t impressed, Sadler supporters on Twitter resorted to accusations of media bias. We all know how much the media love Tea Party conservatism.

We watched it. The moderators were aggressive, but they weren’t exactly nice to Cruz either, and by the end of it they had totally lost control anyway.

Things got truly unhinged when Sadler suddenly decided to jump on Cruz for not committing to vote for John Cornyn in a hypothetical leadership race in the Senate. Then he wouldn’t let Cruz answer and the moderators had to jump in.

And it went downhill from there.

Not content to attack Cruz himself, Sadler proceeded to go after his wife too.

Then came the final shot as Sadler closed out the night by calling Cruz a “troll.” Classy.

And so the spectacle mercifully came to an end.  Sadler may not have had a chance to win anyway, but as he surveys the flaming wreckage of his campaign, he can go to bed tonight knowing that he has secured a place for himself in the annals of campaign infamy.

  • freeinaz

    The tea party RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    God bless America.

    • republicandrinkingtea


  • William J. Miller

    You’re an embarrassment to my state, Sadler. Cruz gets my vote next month.

  • Wulfheard

    Give one of these flaming hysterical new breed libs enough time and they will show what they really are. They are all the same, snarky, irrational, little cretins.

    • Cosmic Girl

      yes…snarky is a good word. Sadler had such contempt on his face. He behaved like a childish goon.

    • Brett McMicken

      he’s more than ready for his own show at msnbc when he loses

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Sadler:

    The Kitchen Sink approach rarely wins debates.
    Shouting down the moderator and going to the gutter guarantees a win for your opponent!

  • Love of Country

    It’s true …. we actually do have a few democrats here in Texas. But presumably just like everywhere else in the country, the dems here are simply angry, racist stooges too, lol.

    • KhadijahMuhammad

      Yea, but those are TEXAS democrats. Their politics are just a bit to the right of Attila the Hun.

      • Hiraghm

        Atilla the Hun was big on taking other peoples’ property. Yeah, I can see the resemblance.

    • Jason4Breakfast

      Yup, that’s what being a Democrat is all about. Not a glib oversimplification at all, nope, not at all.

  • mwill

    here’s something you might not know…texas democrats rejected an african
    american named grady yarbrough for the white guy paul sadler in the runoff
    election for us senate.

    racist bastards.

  • Black Ball

    The question is, will Obama go down in flames without his teleprompter? This has been the time when his true self emerges. Not sure I will be able to tune in but would love Romney to hammer Obama into oblivion over your debt, crony captialism and Fast and Furious. Not to mention Obamacare, Chris Stevens etc.

    • strat77

      Romney will out-do Obama but the MSM will cover for his Obamaness
      as always and announce him the winner. The good news is we just need to convince the independents and leaners.

      • Black Ball

        Well I read an article whereby George Stephanopoulos has scored 8 of the last 9 debates in favour of the Democrats. This is what Romney is up against as you correctly state Strat77. Lapdog media who would prefer to concentrate on Romney’s perceived gaffes against what Obama has achieved in office.

  • JeffWRidge

    Sadler sounds like a standard issue lefty to me. Lefties love to accuse their opponents of doing the very thing that the lefties are doing. This may actually be a preview of the presidential debate. We will see.

  • CalCon10

    If Sadler were Obama, we’d be hearing about his “passion,” “fiery oratory,” and “aggressive debating style.”

  • keeparkansaslegal

    Can’t wait for the video

    • txsoutherngrace

      go to wfaa’s web site .. it is there in 4 parts .. I just watched it

  • txsoutherngrace

    I missed it on TV but watched it on the WFAA web site.
    Ted you did a fabulous job, kept it clean, precise, and professional.
    Sadler made a total @ss of himself.

  • Paul

    One less liberal to steal our liberty!

  • lana ward

    Anyone debating a Dem needs a roll of duct tape to be able to speak. They’re all just rude

  • Paul C.

    There’s that liberal mask coming off again!!

  • dennisl59

    Over 4 times as many Republicans as Democrats voted in the runoff election the end of July. Cruz crushed Perry Boy Dewhurst by 12%. Expect Sadler to get Bent, Folded and Spindled by at least 15%.

  • jenndee

    The best way to make a lib come unhinged is to hit them with the facts. Love it!

  • disqus_eric

    Dick Batty? Name seems appropriate for the lib…

  • tsluf273

    If Romney wants to know what to do in the debates, all he has to do is watch the TX debate, study what Sadler did, and do the exact opposite.

  • Casmige


    Michael Savage is Right & Sad-Sack-Sassy-Sadler is the poster-Boyeeeeeee for it:

    Liberalism is indeed, a Mental Disorder.

    Here yous Go, Sad-Sack-Sassy-Sadler:
    An Apropos “Song” for you:

    “Feelings, Nothing more than FEEL-ings….
    Feelings, for all my political life I’ll feel it…
    I wish I’d never met you, Ted…
    You’ll never debate me again…
    Woooo-Oh-Oh-Oh Feel Ted again in my Qualms…”

  • Charles Seeburger

    He’s in the annals of something anyway…