Ted “Judas” Cruz
I am veering toward Sixty, and the like of what I have seen happening in Cleveland I cannot remember. Not in Italy, not in Germany, not in the UK.
We are at the vigil of an extremely important US Presidential election, which – through the added problem of the nomination of at least one Supreme Court Justice in such a time, and with such a man to be replaced as Scalia – can shape the United States for decades, maybe forever. Seen the level of judicial activism of the last years, there can be no doubt the wrong majority within the Supreme Court can see pretty much everything up for grabs: any last trace of common sense concerning perversion, the second amendment, even the first amendment would come under massive attack.
It takes a prick of enormous proportions, or a baby of astonishing childishness – but hey: at that age if you are the second you are the first – to exhibit oneself in that kind of show Ted Cruz dished to an astonished Conservative Country in Cleveland. And frankly, it takes an uncommon amount of blind fanaticism to even think of approving of what he has done.
Ted Cruz had promised to endorse the winner. He has not kept his promise. He might say he felt not obliged to endorse him after unpleasant remarks about his wife, but then one must start drawing some conclusion: that the word of someone who reneges it because of extremely petty reasons (yes, children: compared to the fate of the Country what Trump has said or implied of Trump’s father or wife is not even in the radar screen) is not worth zippo; and that a man who makes such a promises and reneges for such a reason has no idea at all of what politics is, and should go back to kindergarten, where he can go away with the ball if he doesn’t like the game. You might say at some point Trump also hinted he would not keep his promise. But there is a huge difference between the things one says during a heated campaign, and how one behaves after the end of it.
What astonishes most is the unbelievable selfishness of wanting the stage to promote his own (dreamed of, at this point) 2020 campaign. The man truly is so deluded that he thinks he will save the US from 4 years of Hillary, and we only need to wait four years to undo all the untold damage four years of Hillary & a liberal-dominated Supreme Court can make. This is selfishness bordering on high treason; and I am very sorry, if you don’t get this you are just as childish as the man is.
Rome is burning, and the man is fiddling a whining song about his wife and father; actually, he even dares to candidate for the reconstruction after all has been destroyed.
Cruz could have easily made a speech in which he once again rebukes Trump for offences to his family (I don’t want to get on the controversies here; the (independent; formally at least) Super PAC which published the semi-naked photos of Trump’s wife did it in the very spirit of damaging Trump to favour Cruz, and Cruz never distances himself from it) and then declares to the nation that he will vote, and invites everyone to vote, for Trump, because this is the duty of every decent American now. He would have showed that he puts Country before family, and would have showed himself as statesman rather than kindergarten material. Instead, he clearly showed to set the stage for his 2020 campaign, obviously not only wishing, but actively contributing to a possible Trump defeat even as he wishes it.
Mind, this isn’t a case of hypocrisy. I still do not doubt the fundamental morality or values of the man. But this is not enough if one is such a self-deluded child that thinks not only that his private grievances should come before avoiding Hillary at the White House, but even that he is the man to sort the mess to which he is just contributing.
Every other option (staying at home; refusing to speak; choosing to complain but endorse) would have been infinitely better than what he did, out of sheer deluded selfishness and dreams of grandeur.
I don’t know if the man will now be completely destroyed politically, but I can’t see him going anywhere when he candidates for the White House, either in 2020 or later. Whisper “Sandy” in the ear of Chris Christie and he will painfully recognise that Judas don’t fare well as candidates. Whisper “Jenner” in the ear or Rick Santorum, and he will know what finished killing his already wacky candidature. The word “Cleveland” will be the same for this stupid, selfish child.
Apparently, Cruz was even kept out of the suite of a Billionaire GOP supporter in Cleveland, having walked there probably expecting to be told what an upright man he is. A public humiliation fitting for a piece of shit, and I can’t say undeserved.
This is no time for distinguos. This is no time for petty recrimination. This is the time for deciding whether Hillary will be president, or not. If you don’t see this, you are the enemy just as much as Hillary is.
Ted “Judas” Cruz deserves all the shit he will be made to eat. And I hope it will be abundant, and extremely smelly.