Phil Robertson Turns On Ted Cruz

The Washington Post reports:

It was one of the most memorable ads of the Iowa caucuses: Phil Robertson, the straggly-bearded patriarch on reality-television’s “Duck Dynasty,” took Ted Cruz duck hunting.

But the two men are hardly hunting buddies now. Robertson chastised the Texas senator in an interview here Thursday morning for his refusal to endorse Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s presidential nominee.

“I was behind Cruz,” Robertson said. “He lost, I lost. Now he’s out. Once you do that, you need to swallow your pride. The people said, ‘This is the one we want. We don’t want Cruz. We want this one.’ You need to get behind him.”

  • JT

    He added, “What kinda name is “Cruz” anyway. It’s not Merkin.”

  • Michael Rush

    Stick with your asshole you obnoxious old swamp Kardashian .

    • olandp

      “Swamp Kardashian”, I love it!

      • Oh’behr

        I still think of him as Bible ISIS.

  • crewman

    Cruz may have accomplished something incredible. He hurt Donald Trump by giving a very visible platform to all those Republicans unable to stomach supporting Trump, and he hurt his chances of winning a 2020 primary by being branded a traitor or spoil-sport.

    • It’s like he fell on his sword for the betterment of America.

      But really, he did it for self-serving reasons, which turned out to be a big failure.

      • crewman

        Yes! That’s exactly the right way to explain it.

    • Gustav2

      And he stole the night away from Pence.

    • Alan43

      The Hillary 2020 campaign should send him flowers

      • Rex

        A donation to the Hillary 2016 campaign in Ted’s honor.

      • witch

        Plus a nice fruit basket

    • dafs

      I dunno. Do you really think the right will remember this in four years?

      • clay

        I think the RNC and the Senate Reelection Fund will remember it in two. The RNC remembered Christie’s less than full-throated support form Mittens. This was worse, because it also reduces their pool of (needed) ground troops.


      Cruz may have screwed up his own political chances or this may turn out to be a brilliant move on his part. Time will tell.

  • Blake Mason

    This convention has exceeded my expectations. The RNC really delivered on this one.

    • clay

      I’m still hoping for more facilities glitches. The rotting bananas and fritzing displays are a good sign, but I still want more. Maybe something with the air conditioning? Suddenly the grounding on the mics doesn’t seem to exist?

  • Rex

    “I was behind Cruz” “He’s Out” “You need to swallow” “Pride” “Get behind him”
    What a sick individual, These people disgust me.

  • shellback

    Scam artist turns on liar. Delicious.

  • TheManicMechanic

    The ‘bagger hate just keeps growing.

    • Falconlights

      And may they destroy themselves with their hate. Let it come back on them threefold.

  • Carl

    My god man, comb the squirrels out of your beard and take a shower.

    • Statistics Palin

      He looks so filthy that my first thought was “Even lice can’t live there.”

    • sherman

      Liberals should not advocate for more homeless squirrels.

  • My immediate thought whenever I see this guy is Catweazle. British people here will know what I mean. LOL.

    • Paige Turner

      I remember Catweazle.

  • Rex

    And the Christian Love just flows – at least they’re turning on each other and leaving us alone for a few seconds.

    • Mike__in_Houston

      Yeay, why can’t we have RNCs for a week at least once a month?

  • Mark Neé Fuzz

    As far as what Robertson has to say about what Cruz said, this is a “who gives a fuck?” on top of a “who gives a fuck?”

  • Rick

    “I don’t hate gays because they’re icky, I hate gays because Jesus tells me to,” he said while masturbating to his collector’s edition hard-cover Tom of Finland Complete Works.

  • icanhazconservative?

    This is the party that constantly decries “identity politics” but has one of the most tribal outlooks of any group in the US.

  • Steverino

    “Phil Robertson turns on Ted Cruz”

    Lol. Who woulda thunk Robertson was Cruz’ type?

  • Acronym Jim

    I’m finding it deliciously ironic that the man who gave the most inclusive speech of the entire convention – a convention where nearly all of the other speakers chastised Obama, Clinton and Democrats for “dividing Americans” – is now being excoriated by his fellow self-styled “Christians.”

  • delk

    Phil, you lost the ‘culture wars’ when will you swallow your pride and get behind that?

  • Luke Owens

    Y’know, to say that Robinson “turns on” Cruz COULD be read more than one way. Perhaps we need to set up private cameras in their bedrooms…the way they want to do to us!

  • ByronK

    The headline works on so many levels. lol

  • bkmn

    Gee Phil, did god lie to you again?

  • Rex

    Now Cruz knows what Jesus went though, Cruz was anointed to be President, but now they’ve all turned on him. If one of Cruz’s followers gives him a kiss, he’d better watch his back.

  • Falconlights

    Love to see them turn on one another. May it lead to their defeat in November.

    • Todd20036

      Or an orgy

      • Falconlights

        Actually both would be fine.

      • Joe knows who I am.

        My word, NO! The likely offspring would look like something from The Hills Have Eyes.

        • William

          Or Creature From The Black Lagoon.

  • rabbit_ears

    Christians tossing each other to the lions. Popcorn please!

    • Sashineb

      Yeah, I’m loving this!!

  • Jerry Hinnant

    Why does King Duck Fuck get to have a printable opinion and why does anyone give it relevance. The idiot makes duck calls and a stereotypical scripted reality TV show and this makes him an expert? Oh sorry forgot we were talking about Republicans…never mind!

    • The_Wretched

      He has a headliner slot on the right wing speaking circuit. He reinforces their hate fueled rhetoric and pockets huge personal cash for it.

  • DH Esq

    Why does anyone care what this idiotic reality TV hillbilly thinks?

  • Sean

    Did he say that before or after he kissed his “wife” who he statutory raped. Eh, he never fully supported Raphael Edward Cruz. He used him to push his Aryan agenda, & now he is done with him. He’s moving on to das true Fuhrer Adolf Trump & Mike Himmler. Whether it is Donald Dunkoff or Ted Crud be weary of getting behind an elephant:

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Swamp drag.

    • charemor

      Can you imagine going through life with that ugly looking, unkempt mess of hair on your face and head?

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        I would be happy to have an unkempt mess of hair on my head….

  • 2patricius2

    What would Phil (Osama look-alike) Robertson be without “reality”-show television? What would the real Phil – without long beard and fake rube act be?

    • Johnny Wyeknot


    • LaChatSayWha

      What would Donald Trump be with reality television? Most to the rubes believe he’s a good manager because he played a CEO on reality tv.

  • Todd20036

    Can’t say I’m surprised. Who wouldn’t be turned on by Phil? The beard, the attitude. He is the epitome of a sexy duck hunting redneck

  • HZ81

    We really must put an end to Clown on Clown violence.


  • ceeenbee

    One fair christian in a cat fight with another fake christian. Pass the popcorn.

  • ceeenbee

    Duck dynasty clan before they learned how to hoodwink bigoted rubes by donning redneck drag costumes.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      3 out of 4 tucked in their shirts. :-/

  • William

    Phil needs to go back to his cave in Afghanistan.

    • Oh’behr

      More than Tea Taliban? Hmm, here I thought he was just mere Bible ISIS. I was wrong!

  • 1Truth1

    Phil doesn’t understand WHY Cruz did what he did. Cruz chose his family over his party. And while I think that is the right thing to do, it doesn’t stop Cruzifer from being a complete waste of space a-hole. And Roberson and his entire racist bigoted clan can go crawl back under their slimy rock.

    • NO MORE GOP!

      I think they should get together with the Benhams and cross-breed.

      • Oh’behr

        Is that going to end up being two or three headed monsters?

  • 1Truth1

    It’s from a while back, but I still love this picture…

  • Elsewhere1010


    Oh well. The nachos are stone cold and disgusting but they’re going to have to do.

  • Michael Hampton

    What the hell is that? I mean, what exactly am I looking at here?

  • Silver Badger

    So, Phil Robertson turns on Ted Cruz. Well, let me be the first to congratulate them and to wish them years of happiness and lots of hot sweaty sex. I can’t imaging a couple more deserving of each other.

    • NO MORE GOP!

      It’s amazing that he at turns on Ted. My bet was that nobody was turned on by him.

  • StraightGrandmother

    I feel SO constrained!
    Really, i am not a person to curse on social media but I am biting my lip not hurling the F word at Phil

    As in,
    F-You Phil,
    you ain’t all that.

  • MikeBx2

    Party over country. How Christian.

  • Eric Lewis



    Ah, the antics of the spiritually enlightened! So entertaining.


    “Et tu, Phil?” — Melania Trump


    Self proclaimed “Real Christian” supports a unrepentant adulterer for President. Christianity has absolutely nothing to do with this homophobic racist beliefs.

  • Kissmagrits

    Phil Robertson “turns on Ted Cruz” …or is turned on by Ted Cruz? And important
    distinction, I think.

    • anne marie in philly

      dingdingding, comment of the day!

  • Cyril

    Why in the hell is this piece of trash given a platform to speak??

  • Baby Dave

    Well, you lost too, Phil. Remember how you opposed Equal Marriage? We won int he courts.

    By your reckoning, since Ted ought to get in line now that he’s lost, it’s right about shut the fuck up time for you, too.

  • anne marie in philly

    bwhahahahahaha! infighting is fun; another day of popcorn for all! fuck the duck!

  • Michael

    False prophet wants counterfeit Christian. LOL! What I want is for Dishonest Donald to reveal his tax returns.

  • andrew

    Phil Robertson is as ugly on the inside as he is on the outside.