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Ted Cruz’s Swipe At “The Princess Bride” Cast’s Fundraiser Backfires Spectacularly

Republicans love to rage against celebrities as “Hollywood elite,” which we all know is just thinly veiled disgruntlement over the fact that most celebrities hate them, and really, really hate Donald Trump. 

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The latest round of Hollywood vs the GOP features none other than the cast of The Princess Bride, that iconic storybook movie from everyone’s childhood, vs Ted Cruz, the spineless jellyfish who doubles as Trump’s personal bootlicker.

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A number of stars from the film, including Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, and oh-so-many others, including a few new faces to fill out the roles, will be reading the script in a virtual event intended to raise money for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

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Obviously the fact that this is benefiting the folks trying to get Trump out of office angered all sorts of Republicans, from diehard MAGAs to GOP politicians serving the president’s every whim. 

Chief among them was Senator Cruz, who tried to be clever and twist a quote from The Princess Bride to serve his own agenda, lamenting the “Hollywood politics” that are ruining a perfect movie.

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Unsurprisingly, he got ratioed into oblivion.

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It is often said that the reason creative people tend to vote Democrat is that they generally have to have some level of empathy to create art, something Trump and his goons clearly know nothing about.

And when our politics have been reduced to basely to things like “children shouldn’t be in cages” and “billionaires should pay taxes reflective of their wealth so people can have health care and not die,” it becomes difficult to find ANY movie that doesn’t have even a simple political undercurrent.

So the idea that these Republicans fighting for Trump are also, somehow, miraculously, enjoying films and TV shows and music and books while thinking they aren’t political until actors come in and “ruin” them is, quite frankly, laughably sad.

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And even Elwes, Westley himself, joined in to dunk on Cruz, also using a reference to the film before inviting him to join in viewing the script reading — and donating to the left.

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The event seems poised to raise a fair amount of money for Wisconsin Democrats, which will hopefully help lead America to its own happily ever after in November — or the best version we can get, for now.