If you’ve followed my writing at all, you’re probably well aware of my complete and total disdain for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). There are a lot of politicians I can’t stand, but he is without a doubt at the top of my list of the people I loathe the most.
Yes — even more than Donald Trump.
If you ask me, he’s basically everything that’s awful about Trump, only he’s a terrifying sociopath, mixed with a whole lot of religious fanaticism. During the Republican primary I wrote a few articles stating that, while Trump would embarrass me as president — Cruz would flat-out terrify me.
Beneath the terrifying surface, there’s another side to Cruz that a lot of people might not notice: He’s an absolute coward.
Early on in the GOP primary, he had plenty of opportunities to go after Trump, which might have very well put him in a stronger position to clinch the nomination. However, because he was too much of a coward to do so, he refused to take on “The Donald.” In fact, early on in the primary, he even praised Trump — no matter how vile the current presumptive nominee behaved.
If you ask me, it was pretty clear from the start that Cruz was afraid to take on Trump out of fear that he’d do to him what the New York
alleged billionaire did to Jeb Bush.
Well, eventually the two went head-to-head and things got fairly heated. Trump being the type of person that he is, his attacks on Cruz usually centered more around petty, childish insults.
That’s why I found it incredibly sad and pathetic that Cruz accepted an invitation to speak at the GOP convention after a meeting with Trump.
Look, I get that in politics campaigns become heated. After months (if not more than a year) of essentially being on the road nearly every day, you’re exhausted and emotionally drained so you get a bit “crabby” toward your primary opponents — but there are lines you cross and lines you don’t cross. Make no mistake about it, Trump crossed a couple of serious (and personal) lines with Sen. Cruz.
Who here remembers Trump essentially calling Cruz’s wife ugly and threatening to “spill the beans” on her?
Yeah, that happened.
Then there was the ridiculous article which came out in the National Enquirer that alleged Cruz had participated in multiple affairs. Many felt it was planted by someone in (or at least affiliated with) the Trump campaign, but of course there was no way to prove any of that.
Furthermore, we can’t forget one of the last things Trump said before Cruz suspended his campaign (which was probably the most ridiculous), when he attempted to link Cruz’s father to Lee Harvey Oswald and the JFK assassination.
And that doesn’t include weeks of calling him “Lyin’ Ted” multiple times a day.. every single day.
Yet, this is the person with whom Cruz met, and accepted an invitation from to speak at the Republican convention in less than two weeks. Talk about being a spineless coward without any pride. It’s one thing to go through a somewhat contentious campaign, then decide to endorse and work with a former primary rival — that happens all the time.
However, it’s quite another to work with a former rival candidate who not only spent every day repeatedly calling you a “liar”; basically called your wife ugly while threatening to “spill the beans” on her; was allegedly linked to a National Enquirer story accusing you of having multiple affairs; and essentially tried to insinuate that your father might have been somehow linked with Lee Harvey Oswald and JFK’s assassination.
While I know the convention isn’t just about Trump, I might have had some respect for Cruz if, because of the rather disgusting and personal shots Trump took at his family, he declined any invitation to be part of an official “coronation” of Trump as the GOP’s presidential nominee. I guess his selfish ambition, ego and arrogance mean more to him than standing up to the person who attacked his family.
Just when I thought I couldn’t think any less of Sen. Ted Cruz, he proved me wrong.
What an absolute loser.
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