Well, it actually happened. The one guy who I honestly didn’t think would be a Trump sellout from the pre-nomination season finally caved in and endorsed Donald. Ted Cruz gave up his last shred of … I can’t call it “dignity.” Consistency maybe? Whatever it was, he gave it up when he came out and endorsed Trump, proving that Republicans truly are as good as their word.
This was a bit of a surprise, considering his VERY strong ideological resistance to Trump during the primary season. And let’s not forget when Trump tried to ruin his marriage by fanning the flames of a story about Cruz having multiple extra-marital affairs into a national media wildfire. He even went after Ted’s dad, suggesting he had a hand in JFK’s assassination.
I guess for all his bluster and so-called strength, Cruz turned out to be nothing but a traitor to his own cause. Not to say that he had a vast following of support for his “never Trump” stance, but after Donald loses in November he could have looked like he was correct if he’d just held his ground. Something smells of polling numbers and party-level enforcement making Cruz afraid he might end up with a not-so-easy primary challenge if he didn’t roll over for the Nazi’s.
This curious contradiction was not unnoticed. Everyone from celebrities to average Joes and Janes have taken to Twitter to engage in some very well deserved mockery of Cruz.
Ted really did seem to be the one guy who wouldn’t be all pro-Trump, given his previously strong-held convictions. Yet, he has now surrendered to the blitzkrieg of white nationalism that’s sweeping over the Republican party. When they lose in November, what’s going to be left for them? Fly over states and a few southern holdouts that can’t seem to get out of their own way?
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