Sen. Ted Cruz gets a coloring  book
December 9th, 2013
03:09 PM ET
4 years ago

Sen. Ted Cruz gets a coloring book

(CNN) - For about five bucks, kids can now color while learning about Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

The St. Louis-based Really Big Coloring Books, Inc. published "Ted Cruz to the Future," an "educational" activity and comic book for kids featuring the freshman Senator from Texas and tea party favorite.

One page features Cruz's family, including wife Heidi and daughters Caroline and Catherine, while another shows Cruz in hunting gear, holding a gun, to exemplify Second Amendment rights. And another summarizes the Senator's "21-hour Epic Speech" in September, when he held the U.S. Senate floor in a marathon speech seeking to stall plans to fund the government.

The company describes the coloring book as a "non-partisan, fact-driven view" of Cruz's life.

"RBCB created this comic coloring and activity book not as an endorsement of Sen. Ted Cruz but rather as an educational tool to be used in schools and perhaps as a handout for groups, clubs and organizations," the company says in a press release about the book, which notes that Cruz's contact information is available at the end of the book.

"Cruz's beliefs and actions stir much emotion in those following the political realm, he is a modern 'superhero' to many and looked upon in adoration and abomination by some."

RBCB founder Wayne Bell said in video posted to YouTube: "We've talked to a lot of parents around the country and they really enjoy seeing modern-day people in children's' literature."

The company has made a number of coloring books featuring major public figures including President Barack Obama after his victory in 2008 and Nelson Mandela. The company also has made books on each political party, as well as the tea party.

Filed under: Tea Party • Ted Cruz
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Texas Mark

    Go Ted! Its been so long since we had a real politician in the Congress that you all have forgotten what that is like. If you don't believe me just look at Kennedy's policies!

    December 9, 2013 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  2. simplyput

    Sad OFA tribe en masse on CNN coloring book story. How appropriate. Political coloring books are poison, no matter the party. Color me comrade NOT.

    December 9, 2013 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  3. wendel

    if this doesn't make you puke nothing will color all his pictures dog doo brown. Crazy repo clown

    December 9, 2013 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  4. wendel

    if this doesn't make you puke nothing will color all his pictures dog doo brown. Crazy repo clown great day for kiddies should go well in newtown him holding his gun. Im sure all the kiddies should color that picture.

    December 9, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  5. rs

    Its funny how the Right got up on its hind legs to howl about "indoctrination" and propaganda when the White House offered to make speeches made by the President available in school classrooms....starting with his inaugural in 2009. Naturally coloring books (complete with guns!) by a supporter of the Confederacy are just fine. The GOP simply assumes everyone in America walks lockstep with them through their insanity. Sorry- please keep your self-serving, anti-American politics out of my kids' classroom. The President's speeches are public records of the duly elected holder of the office- not quite the same, right?
    The GOP wonders why they have such a credibility issue.

    December 9, 2013 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  6. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ lee&rubio 24billion dallar LOSS of your tax money conservatives,the garbage of America.

    The Cruz teaslug GOP propaganda machine in action folks, national disgrace trying to recruit your kids sounds like North Korea !!!!!

    December 9, 2013 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |

    At least Ted Cruz was right about the individual mandate. Everything else is open for discussion.

    December 9, 2013 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  8. c

    "perhaps as a handout for groups, clubs and organizations,"

    It's going to be the entertainment at the next CPAC Convention.

    December 9, 2013 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
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