The artist, Sabo, complains that "conservative pussies" he works with are abandoning him thanks to his other work, but Cruz is apparently doubling down.
In case you missed it, here's the story so far:
Conservative Hero Behind Tough Guy Ted Cruz Posters Revealed: Natch, He's a Racist Misogynist Wingnut
super-rare isolated individuals who mistakenly mistook conservatism for a welcoming repository of bigotry. Caleb Howe at The Right Scoop has uncovered the identity of the artist behind those viral tough guy Ted Cruz posters that right-wingers have been stroking themselves to for the past week: a Los Angeles artist who goes by the name Sabo.
Aside from his Ted Cruz starter spank-bank, Sabo is also the artist behind Flying Monkeys for Hillary (because Wicked Witch, get it?) and the special Barack Obama-edition "Big Brutha is Clocken You, B" poster (because Obama's black, get it?).
Here he is posing in front of one of his works, entitled "Skins," and subtly explained by Sabo this way: "THE ONLY THING OBAMA IS WORTH IS THE COLOR OF HIS SKIN AND LORD KNOWS HE PULLED IT OVER ON MANY OF YOU RETARDS."
Then, there's his "Fag the New Nigger" campaign, which sounds like it might at least be a tin-eared plea for tolerance of LGBT people, but is actually just a way to make fun of gay people, while also claiming permission to orgasmically use the n-word because he heard a gay say it.
Sabo also has thoughts on "the problem with jews":
THE PROBLEM WITH JEWS IS THAT THEY HAVE THIS TOGGLE SWITCH. THIS SELF DESTRUCT TOGGLE SWITCH THAT LAYS DORMANT WITHIN THEIR GENETIC CODE.
Then, there's his Twitter feed, which features this reaction to Questlove's lampooning of Michele Bachmann with a derogatory Fishbone track:
@jimmyfallon You're not even that funny. Tell your monkey to play a better song next time.
— unsavoryagents (@unsavoryagents) November 23, 2011
Racist as Fuck™? Yes, but at least he didn't USE ALL CAPS that time. That's probably the guy's worst quality, or at least, the one most likely to get him blocked by conservatives on Twitter.
So, conservatives, the next time you get to wondering why people think "racist" when they think "Republican," remember how you all reacted when you found out what a racist nutbag this guy was, i.e., ignoring it and continuing to worship him.
Update: As I mentioned on Twitter, but not here, the media ought to be asking Ted Cruz if he's still into the guy. I asked, let's see if anyone else does. Wolf Blitzer did a hell of a job with Nugent and Abbott, so I nominate him.
Update 2: Sabo stopped by to comment, but got deleted for violating the rules, along with a bunch of his fans. Here's what he had to say on Facebook (again WITH THE ALL CAPS, but bonus points for using the correct form of "you're"):
I WANT TO THANK THE "PROGRESSIVE" BLOGGER MR. TOMMY CHRISTOPHER. WITH ONE BLOG POST HE MANAGED TO GET ALL THE REPUBLICAN PUSSIES I "WORK" WITH TO TUCK TAIL AND RUN LIKE THE LITTLE GIRLS THAT THEY ARE.
HEY TOMMY! YOU'RE A MAN WITH BALLS. IF EVER YOU WANT TO COLLABORATE ON A PROJECT GIVE ME A CALL. (310) 271-9400