The endorsement of Trump by Ted Cruz wasn’t about Trump. It was about Cruz. It was about ending Cruz’s possible contribution to the regeneration of America post-Trump. It was intended to be that. It was all about the Establishment taking Cruz out and preventing him from serving a cause bigger than the election of 2016. The Establishment and the progressives knew they needed to deprive the country of someone who could regenerate the nation’s soul; who would venerate the Constitution that makes us a nation. The one-worlders, the Establishment, wanted to take this piece off the board. And they did.
The fact is, everyone knows that this endorsement won’t garner one single vote for Trump. Can anyone imagine a voter saying, “Gee, I thought I would just not vote for Trump this year, but now that Ted Cruz has endorsed him, I’m going to vote for him?” Of course not – because we’re not idiots. We know whom we can support and whom we cannot.
Ask yourself who among the many sellouts who have endorsed Trump (Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Laura Ingraham, Bobby Jindal, Tom McClintock, Tom Tancredo, Bill Bennett, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Dennis Prager, Sarah Palin, Mike Pence – the whole lot of them) still has your respect. Donald Trump has had the effect not of elevating, but of bringing everyone down who has anything to do with him.
Look at Ted Cruz. Here is a man who has stood alone against the entire Republican Establishment to fight for morality, sanity, freedom and the Constitution in the U.S. Senate – taking the arrows regardless of the rewards for selling out. Donald Trump has called him an adulterer five times over, he has called his wife ugly, he has accused his father of assassinating President Kennedy. Has he ever apologized (even with his fingers crossed behind his back)? No. Cruz said he was not in the habit of endorsing people who slandered and attacked his family. Well, in those days he was something of a hero. Someone to look up to. Something we don’t see much of now.
Ted Cruz bent his knee to someone who has insulted everything which should have been sacred to him. He has nothing to offer but progressive big government and Cruz knows it. Cruz got nothing for it. He just prostrated himself for nothing – to an enemy of the Constitution, no less. He has excuses to make; he was “promised” that he and Mike Pence would be able to float their choices for Supreme Court Justices. Of course, they would be shot down. So what is that? Nothing. He claims that Trump is moving to the Right, but he is not. He is moving far to the left! And he will continue to do so because it is his comfort zone. It is painfully obvious that he has had to struggle to put over the “red neck grassroots conservative” act. Witness his clumsy urging that the “2nd Amendment people” might “take care” of Hillary. Woody Allen did the same thing in Midnight in Paris when he referred to “tea party Republicans.” No one but a Democrat could do this. (I let it go because I loved the movie.)
So, without even a half-hearted, insincere apology for his outrageous and uncivilized accusations and insults against the Cruz family, Donald Trump now has his boot on the neck of Ted Cruz. Why this is particularly injurious is because after Trump’s loss in November we will need to have principled, unsullied leaders we can believe in to help restore the republic. Cruz will not be one of them now. Worse would be if Trump cheats fate and wins in November. In that case he will veer very sharply to the Left and his endorsers and supporters will bear responsibility. He won’t need the NRA once he is elected. The gun grab will be on. It’s the big-government thing to do. His feeble and ham-handed efforts to force companies to remain in the U.S. when he pushes his $15/hour minimum wage on them, along with his universal health care, daycare, and enforced paid maternity leave will fall apart. It can’t be done. This isn’t, after all, the last place on earth to do business.
So those who have tagged along with him – Christie, Huckabee, Ingraham, Ann Coulter, Cruz, Mark Steyn, Jindal, Bennett, Prager – and all the rest of this “conga line” as fellow traveler Mark Levin would say, will be one with him answerable to his stupid ideas, inarticulate fumbling statements and leftist program. They will have gone a long way toward destroying the conservative movement and the grand design of freedom of the founders.
We have lost a voice for freedom. Many of us are very sad about that, and some of us are very angry about it. Those who are very angry have a good point. They have believed in someone – a man they thought was better than the rabble – who still believed in family values and in family itself, who was willing to stand up like a man and defend them. He failed. He was never a god, he was a man, but we thought he was what a man SHOULD be.
It turns out he was for sale like all the rest. It turns out there was a price on his defense of family and family values. His past record still stands on its own, but it does not change the fact that he sold out. There are a lot of good men who sold out. Benedict Arnold was one of the finest patriots before he sold out. He was a national hero. It happens and it happened last week.