The year was 2013. It was a more innocent time in conservative America. No primary candidates had declared themselves, Donald Trump was still safely tucked away in a reality show, and Senator Ted Cruz gave the keynote speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the Republican Lollapalooza. His speech was mostly forgettable, arguing that Republican success was inevitable if they simply bullied the Democrats hard enough. He salted it with references to pop culture and firmly denied that he was a "wacko bird", as John McCain had recently alleged. He cracked a weird joke comparing a newly svelte Newt Gingrich to Anne Hathaway"s character in Les Miserables. This, according to the Daily Dot and confirmed by my own searches, appears to be the first time someone on the internet decided to put Ted Cruz"s name in the same sentence as the Zodiac killer"s.
"I think it was a convergence of being a fan of the Fincher film [2007"s Zodiac], the birtherism craze of 2012, and the sociopathic vibe one gets when Ted Cruz walks, talks, and breathes," the person behind @redpillamerica told me. "While Trump is a buffoon, Cruz is the kind of guy that makes you want to check the closet, under the bed, and make sure the doors are locked." You might call that one man"s opinion. But if you frequent certain precincts of the internet lately, you"ll see that it has blossomed into quite a craze.
How can Ted Cruz be the zodiac killer when the killings happened before he was born! This is just a thing Liberals do to portray conservatives as evil. How could a current United States senator get past a background check like that!