Ted Cruz Is Dana Carvey’s Church Lady Reborn

Hear it, and you will not unhear it.

Adrift in the interminable CNN Republican debate Wednesday night, Ted Cruz finally spoke up after a prolonged silence as other candidates attacked each other. Just then, writer Dan O’Sullivan (or, rather, his Twitter personality) answered a question long in the back of our minds: 

Once you hear it, it’s very hard to unhear. In the video above, we pit the Texas senator and presidential candidate against the erstwhile Saturday Night Live character, and thus finally place his intrepid whine once and for all.

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