Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is getting mocked online for his outlandish taunt about Democrats.

“This is not your father’s Democrat party,” Cruz said on Fox Business. “These are a bunch of transgender, wacko socialists.”

Ted Cruz: “This is not your father’s Democrat Party, these are a bunch of transgender wacko socialists.”

For context, if the Inflation Reduction Act is passed, it’ll reduce the deficit by over $300 billion and taxes won’t go up for anyone making under $400,000 a year.

— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) August 4, 2022

His outlandish words were the subject of Twitter mockery.

transgender wacko socialists

— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 4, 2022

Not exactly your father’s Republican Party either. They’re a bunch of cult-following, Putin-loving, fascists. And you’ve got common sense conservative Repubs like Liz Cheney saying “I don’t recognize these people”.

— Dan Laramy (@DanLaramy) August 4, 2022

This is how Republicans talk about us and our Dem leaders call them friends across the aisle. They should call them forced birthers & veteran hating liars

— Each One, Reach One (@Each1Reach1_US) August 4, 2022

It’s almost as if Ted Cruz’s mission at this stage in life is to be the #1 most hated person.

— JK Weston (@WestonJK) August 4, 2022

Translation- “fear, fear, fear, fear. We are the party of fear.”

— CJR (@honeyguswilbur) August 4, 2022

Idk, my Dad thought the Dems of the 80s and 90s were wacko socialists too and his Dad thought the Dems of the 1930s-1960s we wacko socialists. I think it’s pretty standard lazy Republican rhetoric.

— Carmen (@OurHonor1870) August 4, 2022

I, for one, welcome our new transgender, wacko, socialist overlords…

— knobbygirl (@knobbygirl) August 4, 2022

With extreme Democrats, I get paid maternity leave, with extreme Republicans I get a Senator in my doctor’s office.

— ET (@hughesee) August 4, 2022

Dibs on “transgender wacko socialists” for a band name.

— Notorious Resister (@brainpictures) August 4, 2022

“a bunch of transgender wacko socialists”
Go ahead and make it sound even better, Teddy!

— Nina, as it were (@nina_in_LA) August 4, 2022

Fun fact. That is me. I’m the transgender wacko socialist.

— Michelle (@SuperMichelleHD) August 4, 2022