An abortion activist is using the meme that “Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer” to raise $35,000 to fund abortions for low-income women in West Texas.
Tim Faust sells T-shirts that read “Ted Cruz Was the Zodiac Killer,” and he said in an interview with Talking Points Memo, “Ted Cruz is low, worse than a snake, reprehensible, an abuser of power. He’s a particular kind of scuzz.”
The popularity of the Internet meme that Cruz is the 1960s serial killer even found the liberal Public Policy Polling conducting a survey on the issue, even though Cruz was born in 1970 – two years after the Zodiac murders began.
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— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) February 24, 2016
“If you applied the joke to anyone else, it would be a funny nonsequitur, like ‘Dennis Kucinich is the Boston Strangler,’” Faust said. “But Ted Cruz is such a weird, uncomfortable, sleazy guy…he’s the only one that really fits with the Zodiac Killer description.”
Faust says he has received about 4,000 T-shirt orders. Since Cruz has been dedicated throughout his career to the unborn, Faust – who runs a wrestling league in Austin – says poor black women have been hurt by his policies.
A recent Marist College Institute for Public Opinion poll found a full 81 percent of Americans favor some restrictions on abortion – including limiting the procedure after the first three months – and a continued ban on public funding of abortion.
In the survey of 1,700 Americans, even 66 percent of respondents who identify themselves as pro-choice say, “Abortion should be allowed, at most, in the first trimester, in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother, or never permitted.”
“It’s hard to overstate how terrible Ted Cruz has been for Texas and for the women of Texas,” Faust said. “He’s used his entire career…exclusively to harm people.”