Say what you want about Donald Trump, but he’s fairly transparent about who he is. What I mean by that is it’s very obvious that he’s a pathologically-lying, mentally unhinged, narcissistic con man. A person has to be incredibly naive to think Donald Trump is an honest person who should be trusted and admired.
Donald Trump is who he is — but millions of people chose to support him.
In the case of Sen. Ted Cruz, his support of Trump is especially sickening considering the history between the two men. While it’s true that primary races regularly go negative, that’s usually done on a more “professional level.” Not to say that they might not get personal from time to time, but there are usually lines that simply aren’t crossed.
Such as — basically calling another candidate’s wife ugly, insinuating their father was part of the assassination of JFK, or likely being behind an article in the National Enquirer that said they were having multiple affairs. That’s exactly what Trump did/was accused of doing last year during the GOP primary to Cruz.
Donald Trump attacked Cruz’s family in very personal ways, pushed conspiracies against his father, and, in all likelihood, played some part in that slanderous article in the National Enquirer — a trash tabloid Trump thinks deserves a Pulitzer Prize.
Yet, despite all of that, when the GOP put pressure on Cruz to endorse Trump last year, like the scumbag he is, that’s exactly what he did. He chose doing what was best for his own political ambitions, and political party, over standing up to a man who insulted his wife, father, and almost certainly was behind a tabloid article accusing him of being a serial adulterer.
Well, it seems Cruz might be regretting selling his soul (if he even has one), as a new poll indicates he could very well lose his job next year.
As reported by the Texas Tribune:
That’s according to a Texas Lyceum poll released Wednesday that found more Texans disapprove of the job Trump is doing than approve, 54 percent to 42 percent. Opinions are sharply divided along party lines: 85 percent of Republicans approve of his performance, while 86 percent of Democrats disapprove.
Trump’s underwater approval rating comes as Texans give overall positive remarks to some of the state’s top statewide officials, especially Gov. Greg Abbott. Fifty-three percent of Texans approve of the job he is doing versus 31 percent who do not, according to the poll.
The poll also looked at the 2018 elections, finding a plurality of registered voters have not tuned in yet to the matchup between U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his Democratic challenger, Beto O’Rourke. Cruz tied with O’Rourke, an El Paso congressman, at 30 percent support among registered voters, but 37 percent said they have not thought about the race yet.
Sure, while the 37 percent of people who say they haven’t thought about the race matters, it’s still telling that the incumbent Cruz is tied with Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke.
This is Texas we’re talking about — I’ve lived here all my life. For a Democrat to be doing that well against someone as well-known as Cruz, even this early on, is telling. Normally a Republican incumbent in Cruz’s position should have a rather healthy cushion over any challengers in the state, even if 37 percent of the people polled indicated they haven’t thought about the 2018 midterms yet.
Even worse news for Cruz is that Rep. Joaquin Castro, someone who’s more well-known across Texas than O’Rourke, is also thinking about challenging him next year. If Cruz is already showing weakness against someone who’s not all that widely known in the Lone Star State, it stands to reason he could perform even worse against someone like Castro who is.
Then there’s always the fact that Trump’s continued incompetence is clearly having an impact on so-called “down-ballot” Republicans. If his numbers continue to sink, or these Russian investigations don’t go Trump’s way, Cruz might find himself anchored to a rapidly sinking ship that could cost him his job.
If Ted Cruz does ultimately lose his seat, that’s exactly what he deserves. Not only because he’s a dishonest lowlife with draconian views on what this country should be like, but because he’s a spineless coward who endorsed, supports, and defends Donald Trump — a man who personally attacked, mocked, and slandered his wife and father.