Call it inflation. George Orwell’s “Two Minutes Hate” simply isn’t enough to deal with freshman Sen. Ted Cruz, so the media have extended their hit on Cruz for the entire day today, as Twitchy documented earlier. We never knew Chuck Hagel was a sort of untouchable, beloved uncle to all Americans, and especially to Cher. Cruz’s questioning of Hagel has driven Cher to an all-caps rant that lifts material from Hugo Chávez.

In case she wasn’t clear, Cher wants you to know she’s angry.