I thought my audience would get the above reference but apparently not.
The 1988 Presidential contest pitted George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle vs. Michael Dukakis and Lloyd Bentsen. During the V.P. debate, Quayle attempted to dismiss criticisms of his weak presidential qualifications thusly:
Quayle: I have as much experience in the Congress as Jack Kennedy did when he sought the presidency.
Bentsen replied with one of the great lines in modern American politics:
Bentsen: Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy.
Epic takedown. Watch it here:
I believe he meant to refer to Ted Cruz as the devil. In fact, Lucifer means bringer of light or morning star ... of course very few modern Americans use the term correctly. Boehner was no exception.
So, interpret the meme as you will. It's pretty hard to argue, Ted Cruz is a piece of shit:
- Cruz doesn't believe in a right to masturbate.
- Cruz argued before the Supreme Court that a man should serve 16 years in prison for stealing a calculator despite the fact that the sentence was handed down in error in violation of the law
- WORST OF ALL: Cruz attempted to force the U.S. Government to default on its debts.
- And there are many more...