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I’m really glad I didn’t go to bed early last night because something marvelous unfolded on Twitter: Ted Cruz’s official Twitter account ‘Liked’ a clip of a Reality Kings porn scene starring Cory Chase, Bruce Venture and Kacey Jordan.

This amused me for a number of reasons, including the fact that I have shot for Reality Kings before & also because Bruce Venture has most definitely been inside me. But of course the most amusing part of all of this is that Ted is known for declaring there is “no substantive-due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes unrelated to procreation or outside of an interpersonal relationship.”

So as usual with Republican politicians, it’s “Do as we say, not as we do.” Ted’s also a big ‘ol homophobe so I have very little sympathy for anything that happens to him in life. If you spend your career shaming other people for their sexuality then don’t be surprised if a little kink-shaming comes your way

The most surprising part of all of this isn’t that Ted watches porn, it’s that Ted watches fairly vanilla porn and not super creepy clown porn. And I have to admit that I’m also a little surprised he watches straight porn. I just assumed anyone that fiercely homophobic likely spends 10 hours a day jacking off to the gayest gay porn ever made. I still remain unconvinced that he doesn’t. Maybe this was a fluke?

A lot of people online are saying that Ted pulled a (Anthony) Weiner but that strikes me as an unfair comparison. Until Ted gets caught sexting a 15-year-old, he hasn’t fully pulled a Weiner, at least to my way of thinking. But favoriting pornographic material on your very own public Twitter is a good step in the right direction!

Ted, maybe next time instead of trying to find free porn on Twitter you could sign up for membership on a site for privacy’s sake? It might save you some embarrassment.

A spokeswoman for Cruz announced that the “Like” was removed and that it had been reported to Twitter. “Umm, hello Twitter, I’d like to report myself for liking some porn.” That is the most Ted Cruz thing I’ve ever heard.

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