5 Questions Ted Cruz Should Answer Following His Gutless Endorsement of Donald Trump

Look, I understand how politics works. It’s a very complex “game” with a lot of moving parts and dynamics that a lot of voters aren’t even aware exist. Some politicians are great people who got into politics to make a difference, some are just average but flawed human beings — while others are egotistical, power-hungry probable sociopaths who would likely sell their own souls if they thought it would benefit their political careers.

Speaking of egotistical, power-hungry probable sociopaths who would sell their own soul if they thought it would benefit their political career, let’s talk about Sen. Ted Cruz for a moment.

While it’s not surprising, his endorsement of Donald Trump easily ranks as one of the most pathetic and gutless moves in modern political history. Not that it’s uncommon for political foes to endorse one another after a lengthy and contentious primary, but this is different.

This wasn’t Bernie Sanders saying Hillary Clinton was unqualified in response to comments she made about him he took out of context. Even as “controversial” as his statements about the former Secretary of State were for a few days during the Democratic primary, political attacks like that are still fairly typical and common.

But what Trump said about Cruz and his family went well beyond the normal scope of political discourse. It’s one thing to take shots at one another based on policies, past statements or even question the character of someone. All of that falls firmly within the bounds of “typical political attacks.” However, Trump went way beyond that during the weeks where he and Cruz were really attacking one another.

So, in the spirit of Cruz’s spineless decision to endorse Trump, I think there are a few questions he should answer.

1. How does it feel to endorse a man who implied your wife was ugly, threatened to “expose” something about her, very likely planted a story suggesting you were having multiple affairs and suggested your father might have been involved in the assassination of JFK for the highest office in our land?

2. If insulting your wife, father and implying you weren’t eligible to run for president wasn’t enough to keep you from endorsing Trump, then what would he have had to have done for you to have never endorsed him?

3. Back in July when you said you weren’t going to be a “servile puppy dog” for Trump after he attacked your family, are you now admitting that you are, in fact, fine with being a “servile puppy dog” for him? Nothing has changed, but you’re now endorsing him because you’re afraid not doing so might hinder your future political ambitions. Also, are you admitting that standing up against someone who personally attacked your family means less to you than your political career?

4. Here’s a direct quote you said about Trump back in May:

This man is a pathological liar, he doesn’t know the difference between truth and lies — in a pattern that is straight out of a psychology text book, he accuses everyone of lying. Whatever lie he’s telling, at that minute he believes it — the man is utterly amoral. Donald is a bully — bullies don’t come from strength they come from weakness.

Again, those are your exact words. So, tell us, considering Trump is the exact same person he was back in May, what’s changed? And, if nothing, do you believe that a “pathological liar” who’s “amoral” and a “bully” and operates “from weakness” is someone who should be our next president?

5. How does it feel that, when it’s all said and done — between you and Trump — you’re the one who ultimately proved to be the bigger low-life, immoral sellout?

Again, while I’m not shocked that someone like Ted Cruz ultimately put his own ambitions ahead of standing up to someone who personally slandered him and his family, I do think the Texas senator needs to answer these questions (and quite a few more I could have listed) concerning his endorsement of one of the most vile presidential candidates in U.S. history, Donald J. Trump.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Lucille Aruck

    just another piece of crap

  • Among many other things learned this election cycle, conservatives have shown us all- for all time- what cowardly and pathetic little bitches they are, creating problems without solutions, and hooting and hollering about their values, which were all cardboard and bullshit in the first place.

  • Clif

    Wow the left is obviously so scared about Ted’s endorsement that they are trying to shame him to undercut his authority and following. GO TED!

    • Carolyn Webb

      You are one hundred percent right Clif. A GOOD KKK /GESTAPO “Soldier” Must show unconditional obedience to his FUERHER DER TRUMP

      • GenKittVonKnox

        The trump/nazi claims are just so unbelievable absurd. Would you moonbats please stop it. The only thing you’re proving is how psychologically divergent your left wing radical views are from the rest of America.

      • Carolyn Webb

        I see YOU are also totally obedient to your FUEHRER you brainwashed FASCIST! You will NEVER question anything DER TRUMP says or does! Way to go GESTAPO boy! And by the way if you say you hate big government then why do you support the kind of Big Governmrnt that tells women they MUST live their lives according to CRUEL MEDIEVAL church laws where the Religious Dictatirship Big Government says she CANNOT use any form of birth control even if she can’t afford a large family? And what about the kind of Big Government that destroys American Jobs by shopping manufacturing jobs to Communist CHINA and you say you are against having anything to do with communist countries! You are one hell of a hypocritical S.O.B. Just like Ted Cruz

      • GenKittVonKnox

        Please see immediate psychiatric attention for help with your schizophrenic and bigoted world view. 🙁

      • Carolyn Webb

        You need to get yourself lobotomized you bigoted racist red neck psycho!

      • GenKittVonKnox

        You’re a liberal, so I just assumed you were already declared brain dead? lol I remember reading that on the Democrat voter registration card.

      • Carolyn Webb

        Do us all a favor be a good little CONSERVATIVE COCKROACH and crawl back into your hole in the wall before you get sprayed with RAID

      • GenKittVonKnox

        NO! lol and yet such a typical example of a liberal full of hate.

      • Clif

        So you bring up the Nazis Carolyn. This means that you have never studied the Nazis, for they resembled Obama’s administration sooooo much more than they ever came close to looking like Trump. Let’s discuss.

  • Linda Kellison Jaeger

    First of all, Ted is not GOING anywhere. He’s done.
    Second, that little tiny thread of respect people had for him, even some Democrats, when he stood his ground and said he would vote his conscience at the convention has gone up in flames.

  • GenKittVonKnox

    Old Teddy had to finally admit that he hates Hillary more than he hates Trump. lol

  • fhill123

    Hard to believe how hypocritical this man can be.