This morning, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz asked for his followers to join him in thinking about and praying for the victims of the severe storms that have impacted the Lone Star State over the weekend. There have been 11 reported fatalities related to the storm system that moved through the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Saturday.
Texas death toll up to 11 https://t.co/tUiwM8Uxvz
— James Spann (@spann) December 27, 2015
The haters, set off by Cruz’s tweet, showed contempt for his sentiment and the victims of the storms’ destruction. Here are some of the nasty replies:
— M~M (@mmteachswim) December 27, 2015
@tedcruz yup…thinking and praying…that ought to fix things right up. good job Teddy…this is EXACTLY what you were elected to do
— Latikia (@latikia) December 27, 2015
@tedcruz why are you praying after a storm when your God was the one who did it in the first place?
— anti social (@ccblueyes70) December 27, 2015
"Thoughts and prayers" how merciful https://t.co/SqpHk408QB
— Alix (@meowlickss) December 27, 2015
@tedcruz Hmmm "religious freedom" doesn't look like the answer to me!
— Gregory York (@GregPelky) December 27, 2015
— Thales99 (@Thales99) December 27, 2015
@tedcruz yes yes. please join me in praying and praying and praying and praying and praying and praying and praying and praying and praying
— Doucheous (@Doucheous) December 27, 2015
@tedcruz do you think your word is gonna lift them out of Homelessness? Hell no!
— Apesanahkwat (@Apesanahkwat) December 27, 2015
@tedcruz Im sure this is punishment from gawd for being such rabid hatemongers.Fuck Texas!
— Scott (@doodlyscott) December 27, 2015
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) December 27, 2015
Yep. The New York Daily News will probably publish another cover like this one with several tweets from prominent Republicans featured:
Thankfully, many of the replies to Cruz were sympathetic to the victims of the Texas storms.
— TXCruzLady (@bestnaniever) December 27, 2015
@tedcruz we feel Texans pain throughout the Midwest, the not so cold yet north, and the flooded southeast. May winter's breath ease weather
— Ghost (@Ghost_Jenkins) December 27, 2015
@tedcruz Thanks! Very sad for families who have suffered. Please pray!
— Dave Grimme (@DaveGrimme) December 27, 2015
— Rodney Udell (@RodneyUdell) December 27, 2015
@tedcruz What we need is more Tornado Control laws. That'll stop it for good!
— Joshua J Gentry (@JoshuaJGentry) December 27, 2015