Natalie Maines performs at ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin as part of SXSW on Wed., March 13, 2013.

Natalie Maines performs at ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin as part of SXSW on Wed., March 13, 2013.

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Natalie Maines is not a Ted Cruz supporter, that much is clear. 

The Dixie Chicks vocalist, Lubbock native and Dallas resident is back in the news for slamming the Texas senator running for the Republican nomination for president. 

She invoked an image and quote from President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who led the Allied Forces to victory in WWII, referring the the futility of war, and contrasted it with Cruz photo and quote about carpet bombing.

Her caption, "I'm ashamed Ted Cruz is from America," may seem familiar.

Maines is used to using her microphone to slam Texas Republicans, especially over war. 

In March 2003 during a concert in London, Maines fed into the anti-American sentiment abroad as the U.S. was days away from beginning the war in Iraq with this off-the-cuff statement about President George W. Bush:

"Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."

What followed was an extreme anti-Dixie Chicks reaction. Radio stations banned its music. TV shows aired footage of fans destroying Dixie Chicks CDs and memorabilia. The women faced death threats.

Maines apologized for her comments four days later, but the damage was done.

In the weeks that followed, the Chicks responded to the threats, appearing nude on the cover of Entertainment Weekly with a few choice epithets on their bodies: "Dixie Sl*ts," "Traitors," "Proud Americans" and "Saddam's Angels."

In 2006 while promoting the Dixie Chicks' next studio album Taking the Long Way, Maines said that she was still angry about the response. 

"It has to do with the absurdity of death threats and the absurdity of being so awful that people won't even touch you. That the Red Cross won't take a million-dollar check from you," Maines said in a Guide story in The Dallas Morning News in 2006.

The Chicks' anger paid off in 2007 in the form of three Grammy awards for "Not Ready to Make Nice" from Taking the Long Way, which is viewed as the band's response to the aftermath of Maines comments.

It seems in 2016 Maines is still up to trolling Texas Republicans vying for the highest office. This time instead of a hot mic, she took to the keyboard to fire off her warning shot. 

After her initial tweet was corrected that Cruz was born in Canada, Maines shot off a correction that she's ashamed Cruz claims to be an American.

Maines is an equal opportunity Twitter-slammer. In between her two Cruz tweets, she took a shot at Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner: 

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