Michael Reagan put it best in his tweet on Cruz at last night’s GOP convention: “My father would not be proud of Cruz speech..He would think Cruz was selfish and small and he was and is..”
Cruz put himself in a noose when he took the podium last night. His refusal to endorse the democratically elected Republican nominee was a job ending, career killing case of political suicide. If you don’t like Cruz, you were certainly validated last night. He proved what Trump had been saying about him. Cruz took the pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee (one that was done in writing as well) and proved he is Lyin’ Ted once and for all.
The reaction has been astonishing and perceptive.
At the Conservative Treehouse a comment by Cetera encapsulated it well:
Exactly. We’re all laughing at Ted.
Ted Cruz did more to unite the party than anyone else ever could have. He drew the line at himself, and anyone who isn’t 100% for Cruz is now against Cruz, and suddenly, shockingly, against all the odds, Pro-Trump.
The only ones who aren’t, weren’t going to be no matter what, and won’t be missed in the party.
This is a huge net win for team Trump. It is also a huge win for us. We are all watching history. Somehow, some way, the people have taken over (taken back) the GOP from the globalists/elitists. Trump became the lightning rod, but the people did the work. It is something the grassroots was never able to do, pre or post Tea Party. Trump led, Trump built a plan, and Trump executed the plan, and the rest of us got it done, and carried him over the finish line.
It remains to be seen if we can hold on to our gains, and if we can truly vanquish the globalists/elitists. Trump has given us an opportunity. Ted Cruz sealed it and gift-wrapped it.
Nothing pisses off Satan more than to accomplish some exceptional bit of wickedness, only for God to come along and just tweak it and have something wonderful arise out of it instead. Satan can’t stand to be mocked. Neither can Cruz.
I liked this tweet too: “Cruz apparently plagiarized tonight’s #RNC speech from Benedict Arnold.”
And then there was this rant from Lou Dobbs:
It was so bad, there’s this:
Texas Senator Ted Cruz was denied entry into billionaire GOP donor Sheldon Adleson’s suite following his speech at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night, Independent Journal Review has confirmed.
A former U.S. Senator inside the Adelson’s luxury box at the Quicken Loans arena told Independent Journal Review that Cruz approached the suite after he finished his speech that fell short of endorsing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Cruz was not welcome in the suite “because he’s a piece of sh*t,” the Senator said.
Cruz was stopped at the door because several attendees inside the suite were furious with his decision to not endorse Trump. An aide to Adelson then confirmed that Cruz was turned away.
A spokesperson for Cruz was not immediately available for comment.
Multiple other news outlets reported the incident. BuzzFeed and CNN reported that Cruz was denied entry, which coincided with an outburst by Washington State Republican Party chairman Susan Hutchison, who had to be physically restrained.”
Adelson is a big Republican donor who previously backed Rubio and Gingrich in 2012. Not somebody you’d like to piss off.
Chuck Woolery, a big Hollywood Republican summed it up, too in this tweet: “I can’t imagine that the #Cruz supporters like me could even get their heads around what we witnessed tonight. It was a sniper shot. No more”
And so ends a career that could have continued and all done by his own hand.