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Ted Cruz Is the World’s Most Condescending Elitist

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks about immigration during the DC March for Jobs in Upper Senate Park near Capitol Hill, on July 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. Conservative activists and supporters rallied against the Senate's immigration legislation and the impact illegal immigration has on reduced wages and employment opportunities for some Americans.
Can barely look at Brown grad in the audience. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Ted Cruz often cites his father as living proof of the American dream. An immigrant from Cuba, Rafael Cruz slaved away as a dishwasher (“Since he liked to eat seven days a week, he worked seven days a week“) to pay for his education at the University of Texas, putting him on the road to one day owning his own small business. What Cruz doesn’t mention is the next step in his father’s American Dream: raising a son who would attend the very best schools in America and look down upon everyone else with a nauseating, unthinkable smugness. GQ reports:

The elite academic circles that Cruz was now traveling in began to rub off. As a law student at Harvard, he refused to study with anyone who hadn’t been an undergrad at Harvard, Princeton, or Yale. Says Damon Watson, one of Cruz’s law-school roommates: “He said he didn’t want anybody from ‘minor Ivies’ like Penn or Brown.”

Senator Cruz was reached for comment this morning:

Ted Cruz: World’s Most Condescending Elitist