As we told you last night, Sen. Ted Cruz (along with Charles C.W. Cooke) took Colin Kaepernick to task for his attempt to use a Frederick Douglass quote to bash the U.S. on the Fourth of July:

Kaepernick either didn’t read the entire Douglass speech or didn’t care to share any other parts, and Cruz took him to school in a thread that started with these three tweets followed by many quotes from the entire speech:

New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay didn’t refute anything Cruz said, but rather just told him to shut up:

Cruz had no business putting the speech in its full context?

Because of lefty “priorities” and all that.

Not at all! *Eye roll*

One final question:

Because all the things must be politicized, especially if it’s something that ruins a favored progressive talking point.

Update:

Here’s Cruz’s response:

Bingo.