With One Move, Ted Cruz Has Cemented His Status as a Spineless, Pathetic Loser

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.

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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  • Paul Langseth

    Maybe, just maybe, Cruz was itching for this opportunity as in payback.

    • Jo Clark

      Nawww. It’s just ol’ Teddy looking out for himself first, as always.

  • Stephen Podles

    Alway’s knew he was a spineless coward

    • bluebonnet

      all you cruz bashers are full of BS,,,,,he loves TEXAS and America and is willing to fight for all

  • Paul Langseth

    After the attacks on his family, I’d be very surprised if Cruz has anything nice to say about Trump but you never know. Going to be interesting though.

    • bluebonnet

      he is too much of a CHRISTIAN man to say anything bad about anyone, especially dump trump. GOD is love and TED CRUZ promotes GOD.


    I don’t know how Ted Cruz speaking at the Republican convention could possibly help Trump. At best, Cruz might help shore up the support of the Christo-fascist lunatic fringe, which I’m pretty sure wouldn’t vote for Hillary in any event. For all his much talked about Ivy League education, Cruz does not appear to have ever had an original thought in his life, and the entirety of his own campaign was directed toward the very bottom of the tea party barrel. He is a truly frightening man.

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  • Eg Kbbs

    I really wish that the speech would use seasoned one-liners like the below (even though I doubt it, but I can still dream):

    I’d like to sing the praises of the repub nominee. I’d really LIKE to but sometimes don’t get my wishes.

    Always presenting his positions as a cool-headed, rational, gentleman who explodes in twitter wars with comics, degrading women, degrading the wives of other candidates, ……


  • Stop…”you had me at… Spineless pathetic loser!”

    (Keep up the good work)

  • working for a living

    You people are so friggen stupid! As you set behind your key board and call someone who has stood up for your rights through our constitution and you call him spineless! Try to earn your money because without your socialism you would starve!

    • 1Smith1

      Canadian Cruz did not stand up for mine, or anyone elses rights, asshole. He stood up for himself, and only himself. To believe otherwise is downright stupid.
      By the way, asswipe, your stupid right-wing talking point about liberals not working has been debunked. I’d encourage you to try having an original thought but I know you’re incapable.

      • working for a living

        How so did he not stand for everyones right? Example please!

      • bluebonnet

        you are so full of BS. Of course TED CRUZ stood up for you, because you have to be so stupid to stand up for yourself? He stands for those that cannot stand for themselves, like you. GO TED CRUZ 2016

    • Joan Aries Robinson

      Cruz only stands up for what will benefit himself. Nothing more. He gave several examples clearly on the campaign trail of how he won’t stand up for the Constitution unless it directly benefits HIM to do so, and he even missed a few chances to demonstrate enough brains to do that!

  • Jaebo Daniels

    Forward progressives should be, forward idiots on behalf of euro-trash!

  • doalright

    I wonder what the author thinks of Cruz NOW. Hahaha. HAHAHAHA! Republican party: sometimes vile, sometimes spineless, but always, ALWAYS trash.