While the keen political minds over at Cosmopolitan are trying to convince readers that “no one is really an originalist,” the rest of the media and pretty much everyone else is busy proving that no one is very original anymore.
Ready for the "I want to find someone to look at me the way Ted Cruz looks at Neil Gorsuch" memes. #SCOTUSnominee
— Brian Haldane (@brianhaldane) March 21, 2017
Wait no longer! No one expected Sen. Ted Cruz to use his time to pepper Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with gotcha questions, certainly, but the friendly exchange between the two inspired a race to see who could be first to run with the “find a man…” meme. We certainly weren’t the only ones who noticed, but estimates vary on how many thousand people made the joke.
There are, like, 6,000 "Find you a man who looks at you like Ted Cruz looks at Neil Gorsuch” jokes in my timeline right now
— Eliot Nelson (@eliotnelson) March 21, 2017
So far 3,827 journalists have done the "find a man who looks at you like ted cruz looks at neil gorsuch" joke.
— jon gabriel (@exjon) March 21, 2017
@exjon It was funny the first time, but after awhile I have to wonder what kind of collective hive-mind these accounts are hacked into.
— Princess Break (@SunglassPri) March 21, 2017
Was it even funny the first time?
find a man who looks at you like ted cruz looks at neil gorsuch pic.twitter.com/Ky15mkLMPe
— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) March 21, 2017
Find someone who wants to feast on your flesh the way Ted Cruz wants to feast on Neil Gorsuch's pic.twitter.com/WNPLoCyqcQ
— Andrew Ziegler (@zieg) March 21, 2017
OK, gross, but we’ll grant style points for mixing it up a bit.
Find someone that looks at you the way Ted Cruz looks at Neil Gorsuch pic.twitter.com/pr9e16sarH
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) March 21, 2017
Find you a man who looks at you like Ted Cruz looks at Neil Gorsuch pic.twitter.com/SnJVi6n9zL
— Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) March 21, 2017
OK, going by the time stamps on the tweets, that looks like a tie, although MSNBC’s Christopher Hayes is crushing the competition in likes and retweets.
Find someone who looks at you the way Ted Cruz looks at Neil Gorsuch. pic.twitter.com/glUzvKfooB
— Laura Barron-Lopez (@lbarronlopez) March 21, 2017
And these are just the blue checkmarks.
Find someone who looks at you the way @tedcruz looks at Gorsuch. This is my prayer for all of you.
— Micah Meadowcroft (@Micaheadowcroft) March 21, 2017
— Amy Hunter (@amyzworldamy) March 21, 2017
find u a lover who look at u the way ted cruz look at neil gorsucc pic.twitter.com/xKLrFgKkPv
— THIS IS TH ? (@tholzerman) March 21, 2017
— IGGY (@TheIgMan) March 21, 2017
We’ll confess: even though it was probably best for everyone to turn down the pressure cooker for even a few minutes, the exchange between Cruz and Gorsuch was perhaps a little too cordial considering the venue.
But if their back-and-forth made progressives nauseous, consider it payback for conservatives having to endure the shameless, never-ending love affair between the media and “the notorious RBG.”
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Man crush: confirmed.
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) March 21, 2017
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Journalism! Update your AP Stylebook to include this ‘fanboi’ nickname for liberal SCOTUS justice https://t.co/blTqOOawgP
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 13, 2016