- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 26, 2015

Comedian Lewis Black said on “The Nightly Show” Tuesday that even the LSD he took in his youth couldn’t have prepared him for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz entering the 2016 presidential race.

“He is someone that when I was in English class, I wished there was a book, and in that book he was a fictional senator,” Mr. Black said during a panel discussion, receiving a wave a laughter. “That’s the way he works for me. I took LSD in my youth, and it didn’t prepare me for him.

“We’ve lived through this before. This is 1956,” Mr. Black said in an apparent reference to former Republican Sen. Joe McCarthy, Raw Story reported. “If [Mr. Cruz] had appeared at Liberty University and it was shot in black and white, then I’d go, ‘I get it.’ This is someone who should have never made it to color television.

“For him to speak at Liberty University in front of those students — the born-again evangelicals — they kind of believe that if we don’t accept Christ, if I don’t accept Christ in my life that I’m going to hell,” said Mr. Black, who is Jewish. “So it’s not really a place for me to jump in and go, ‘Oh boy! What a great candidate!’ I cut out 90 percent of what he said. He believes I’m going to hell, so what are we talking about?”


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