Joe Rogan Defends Ted Cruz: ‘Can He Make It Warm Out?’

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The media has declared Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) enemy No. 1 (until Donald Trump speaks at the CPAC) for traveling to Cancún amid the crisis in Texas.

The blue-chip outlets on TV and online have painted Cruz as the most despicable politician not named Donald Trump since Ron DeSantis. And it could get worse, now that Joe Rogan, another mainstream media foe, has made sense of the situation:

“Here’s the thing: What can Cruz do? What is the reason for him staying?” Rogan, who moved to Texas last year, asked.

“Can he make it warm out?” Rogan went on. “Maybe he should be there with blankets and put them over the pipes.”

“It’s funny. It’s the people that hate him the most are the ones like, ‘He should be there!’ And it’s like, ‘Doing what?!'” Rogan’s guest Tim Dillon responded.

The optics for Cruz’s decision were poor, clearly. He should not have left. Sending his wife and children out of Texas is fine, but as an elected official, he cannot leave during a crisis. That said, Rogan is right. In reality, Cruz leaving didn’t change anything. He did not endanger residents, like New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo did. As usual, the media outrage is overblown and lacking in context.

Should Cruz be called out and criticized? Sure. Is it as bad and historically dark as MSNBC and Morning Joe claim? Of course not.

Once again, the only sense made of a situation comes from independent media. If one wants to understand the reasons behind Joe Rogan’s success, look no further.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack is a writer for OutKick where he reports and analyzes the latest topics in media, culture, sports, and politics..

Burack has become a prominent voice in media and has been featured on several shows across OutKick and industry related podcasts and radio stations.


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  1. I like Cruz but as a politician he should have known this is not a good look with millions of Texans without power how many have the luxury to take their family on a plane down to Mexican resort. Rogan who I also like is wrong on this one as soon as I seen it reported I thought what is this guy Cruz thinking but I still like him just didn’t think this one through.

  2. Where’s the media outrage when liberal politicians consistently flaunt ridiculous Covid rules that the rest of us live by?

    Trips to Hawaii for swanky “essential conferences” and dinner parties at The French Laundry. Election celebrations with hundreds in attendance.

    Cruz goes to a resort because he has a weather app and is in trouble? Sorry, we do this when it gets too hot during the summer.

    We have rolling blackouts and high electric bills, some folks exceed $1,000 regularly. Our local politicians never show up. It’s too hot. It’s California.

    This is a stupid story. People worried about Ted Cruz, and not Biden’s ties to CCP, illegal immigration nightmare happening at the US/Mexico border, skyrocketing energy costs with the ridiculous climate agenda, etc. should really change the channel or put down their phones.

    When we were kids, we read the National Inquirer headlines in line at the grocery store because they were weird, funny, and the WWF of celebrity gossip. Now people watch CNN/MSNBC/FOXNews/AllMajorNetworks/BasicallyAllLocalNews for the same crap.

    • Enemedia still does a good job shaping perception.

      Cruz going on vacation during a cold spell…worst person in the world. Xiden selling us out to China…meh. Newsome, Whitmer, and Cuomo shutting down their states and killing people’s livlihoods…meh.

  3. The optics may not look good but this is silly. His job is in DC not TX. Teds not the Governor or a Mayor. He should have stayed in TX with his family doing nothing in his dead house freezing when he had a better alternative? Roger that. I think he did the smart sensible thing and haters gonna hate.

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