Ted Cruz v. John Heinz-Kerry. [sarc] One of my favorite match-ups in politics. If I said I wouldn’t do pay-per-view to see these guys in a Steel Cage Death Match I’d be lying.
In one corner: an elitist, out-of-touch, Boston College graduate who inherited substantial money from his mother, married into more money, with the personality of a tree stump.
In the other corner, a no-nonsense Texan who doesn’t suffer fools kindly, has been described by Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz as “one of the best students I ever had,” and whose debating skills are arguably the best in Congress.
In other words, this Death Match was over before it started.
And by “this Death Match” I mean the “shot and chaser” that happened on Wednesday, which began with Kerry condescendingly all but scolding blue-collar workers — whose jobs were eliminated when Sino Joe Joe Biden canceled the Keystone XL Pipeline permit.
As reported by my RedState colleague Nick Arama, Heinz-Kerry went Heinz Kerry.
Spoiler: “solar panels.”
— SUNTEX LLC (@SUNTEXLLC) January 27, 2021
During a dreadful performance in the White House press room on Wednesday, as reported by Fox News, Kerry tried to explain that workers losing their jobs because the Keystone Pipeline is being shut down should have considered “more appropriate jobs in areas that are more likely to be helpful to a future green economy.”
“They have been fed the notion that somehow dealing with climate is coming at their expense. No, it’s not. What is happening to them is happening because of other market forces are already taking place.
“You look at the consequences of black lung for a miner, for instance, and measure that against the fastest-growing job in the United States, [which] before COVID was the solar power technician.
“The same people can do those jobs, but the choice of doing the solar power one now is a better choice.”
Translation: “You people” were too stupid to look ahead before going to work in the oil business.
“What President Biden wants to do is make sure that those folks have better choices… That they can be the people to go to work to make the solar panels.”
Yeah, you people! Stop feeling sorry for yourselves! You can all go to work making solar panels! You’re welcome! (Did I mention Kerry is out of touch?)
John Kerry is asked what his message would be to oil and gas workers who "see an end to their livelihoods":
"What President Biden wants to do is make sure that those folks have better choices… That they can be the people to go to work to make the solar panels." pic.twitter.com/i9TYXlD9Jg
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 27, 2021
Cruz was not at all impressed by Kerry’s condescension, let alone his Lurch-like attitude as he told tens of thousands of Americans how stoopid [sic] they are.
“What an arrogant, out-of-touch statement for a centimillionaire to say. You know, ‘You little people, you know, I don’t like the choices you’re making, and so your jobs go away.’
“Quelle surprise that the Democratic elites have decided that blue-collar workers, that union members, that men and women with calluses on their hands, they’ve made the wrong choices, in John Kerry’s words.”
“It is not a unifying message, Cruz said, “and it is not doing the job we should be doing [in] fighting for working men and women in this country.”
Ted Cruz blasts John Kerry for 'arrogant' comment about job losses | https://t.co/kaxlO1Y3OK
— Scott Mills (@ScottMi23697015) January 28, 2021
“I’ve asked multiple Biden nominees what they would say to the union workers who just lost their jobs because Joe Biden decided they didn’t deserve a job,” Cruz told host Fox News host Maria Bartiromo. “And essentially nominee after nominee after nominee has said, ‘Well, tough luck.’”
Wait — I’ve got an idea. If laid-off blue-collar workers aren’t all that fired up about making solar panels? All they have to do is inherit a bunch of money, marry a ketchup heiress, and they will no longer have to live like — let alone understand — “the little people.”