Cruz bows down to the conquering Trump

“Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump,” predicts Omarosa Manigault, whom Trump launched into D-list celebrity through “The Apprentice.” “It’s everyone who’s ever doubted Donald, who ever disagreed, who ever challenged him. It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe.”

You might think that statement’s a little over the top — I mean, try to imagine the ‘splodin’ heads among conservatives if a prominent supporter had said something similar about Barack Obama — but you know what? Omarosa might be right. She’s certainly right about Ted Cruz, because two months after ostentatiously refusing to endorse Trump at the GOP convention in Cleveland, Cruz finally bowed down to The Donald this week.

Cruz chose to do the dirty deed not in a statement in front of the TV cameras, but in a sterile Facebook posting. Nonetheless, he did it. He bowed down. And I just don’t get it, not personally and not politically. I don’t know how you publicly endorse a man who has said the personally cruel, vicious things that Trump has said about Cruz and his family. And I don’t know what Cruz thinks he has to gain by doing so. Those who admired Cruz for taking a principled stand are now dismayed by his hypocrisy; those who defended him and stood with him are now abandoned and exposed. And this belated endorsement isn’t going to get him much from Trump and his supporters, who aren’t exactly the forgiving kind.

And of course, despite the official endorsement, we all know how Cruz really feels, because in the clip above he bared his soul and told us. And every damn thing he says about Trump in that statement is absolutely, tragically true. I still shake my head in bafflement that he is anywhere near the presidency of this country.

 

 

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Stephen Scruggs
Stephen Scruggs

Uh, current news says he know supports him. It's according to which way the wind blows.

Binderlady2016
Binderlady2016

What this election has shown me is that we can let a reality tv person come on the scene, run for President and a lot of America is taking him seriously.  My next question is who is next Maury Povich.

Binderlady2016
Binderlady2016

Trump will forever be a Monday morning quarterback.

Paul42
Paul42

Sen Cruz is the consummate political animal, able to expound political value while remaining utterly devoid of moral values.

Cruz has a 60 percent unfavorability rating here in Texas and talk of primary challengers is rife.  It was the Tea Party who propelled him to national prominence, there are a significant number of Republican voters in Texas who make Tea Partiers look absolutely progressive.  Cruz has bowed out of the national spotlight for a while, counting on the Right's recurring amnesia to provide cover during the next cycle, while repairing the bunkers for his next Senate run.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@Paul42


Problem for Cruz is that, "the times, they are a-changin' " and Cruz has chosen the expediency of self-interest over the progressive movement of history toward greater freedom and communion with others, for any of us to survive, even in Texas.

rimsky
rimsky

 Under whose watch did the terrorists enter the country and enroll in flight school?

Why didn't W's people have them deported.  

Because them frigging idiots did not have a clue how to keep the country safe.

Lee30519
Lee30519

@rimsky How many attacks happened under Bush after 9/11.  How many have happened under Hussein?

honested
honested

@Lee30519 @rimsky 

Are you able to ignore the loss of American blood and treasure in the Iraqi War of Choice as well as the Afghan Fiasco?

If so, remember there were about another 6,000 killed.

TetoLeo
TetoLeo

Honested,

Who cast a vote, not an opinion, an actual vote that helped or enabled the actions of the War of Choice?

honested
honested

@rimsky 

And even worse, they believed 'keeping us safe' included invading the wrong country to protect oil profits!

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

@Lee30519 @rimsky 

How many attacks happened under Bush after 9/11

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How many other bad things happened to the Lincolns on the night of the play? Why just focus on one bad thing? 

LordHelpUs
LordHelpUs

This weekend, I asked a Trump supporter (one who I love and respect) what they dislike about Hillary.

The answer was weird, but essentially came down to: 1. emails 2. Benghazi and 3: She and Bill have gotten rich.

I get #1, but, still, that is pretty lean for someone in the public eye for this long that has been under a microscope.

on #2: this is a person that never once questioned Reagan and the marines killed in Lebanon or Bush and the Iraq war.

on #3: this is a person that voted for GHWB twice and GWB twice (ie. got rich via powerful connections).

As always, the answer seems to be weak.

Paul42
Paul42

@LordHelpUs If you try to pin them down with responses other than vague assertions, they tend to become defensive and angry.

Even a glimmering dawning of awareness they've been played by powerful media/economic interests is to much to contemplate.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

Where did you run to Lee zip code?  Human waste.


Trump Wants Supreme Court Justice Who Thinks Social Security & Medicare Is Unconstitutional

Trump camp released a new list of ten more potential judges that he would consider to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court. This list includes a former law clerk to Justice Samuel Alito, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT). Lee believes that federal child labor laws, Medicare and Social Security are all unconstitutional


StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

You want to keep going Lee zip code?  Human waste.


So-Called Billionaire Trump Stiffed Small Town Cops For Nearly $10,000



Trump didn’t pay a nearly-$10,000 bill he owed cops in a small New Hampshire town (population: 6,786), and he didn’t pay it for months. The funds represented almost a third of the town’s budget for police overtime. At the same time he was stiffing cops, Trump made sure to direct Republican donor money towards his own pockets.  The Trump family has received over $8 million from the campaign’s donations – including payments for renting space at Trump Tower, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, and for Trump’s personal jet (he also received $1.6 million in tax dollars from the Secret Service for use of his aircraft).

Lee30519
Lee30519

@StraightNoChaser Oh yeah $10k is too expensive for a billionaire HAHA.  Why dont you research what he did for blacks at Mar-a-Lago.  

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@Nick_Danger @StraightNoChaser


Harold Hill was the lead role in "The Music Man," I believe, played beautifully by the late actor Robert Preston, who also played the supporting gay actor in "Victor/Victoria."


I am just worried that Americans have become so superficial (Kardashians, etc.) that they will not even be able to recognize the "con."

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

Has anyone even considered the fact that Trump, the master entertainer, might simply "act" the role of wise President this evening?


"Acting" presidential for two hours, however, does not make his whole being capable of governing and leading this nation and this world well for months and years on end.


Thomas Jefferson was not a good speaker.  Thomas Jefferson was a brilliant thinker.


We must not be falling all over one another to make Trump President by group consensus, including listening, without thought, to the opinions of the T. V. commentators.


This debate is becoming a circus.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@Lee30519 @MaryElizabethSings


What if I am worried?  So what?  Just the fact that you write that is what concerns me.  My being worried has nothing to do with whether Trump can lead us all to prosperity and peace or to worldwide Depression and Chaos.


This is not a game  -  either this debate, or these comments, on this blog.


We MUST wake up!

Lee30519
Lee30519

I wonder what the over/under line in vegas is if Hillary will have a seizure during the debate?

Nick_Danger
Nick_Danger

@Lee30519 

What if Trump is kidnapped by space aliens during the debate? 

What then, huh?

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve

@Lee30519 Allow me to explain: one cannot set an "over/under" line on a singular event. An example, if betting the number of times Trump says something untrue, the line may be set at 313 and 1/2.


You'd be advised to take the Over. 

JamVet
JamVet

Trump and his chumps are "uniquely undeterred by facts."

Stupid is as stupid does.

Maybe they will buy Pigboy an atlas and show him where the Ukraine is...

Lee30519
Lee30519

HA!  Anytime someone makes a claim against Hillary and Barack the common response is "But but but Bush did this....."  Hillaryious!

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@Lee30519 That was the last POS that Republicans were able to get elected.  Dumb as a sack of rocks. In fact he held the title until Trump came along.  

JamVet
JamVet

The draft dodger and his nasty kind are not only deplorable, Ralph Nader is absolutely correct about the fat lout - Trump lies as a matter of conviction. 


Trump averaged "one falsehood every three minutes and 15 seconds over nearly five hours of remarks" while Clinton averaged one falsehood every twelve minutes.

Overall, the news outlet counted 87 "misstatements, exaggerations, falsehoods" from Trump and eight from Clinton.

Nick_Danger
Nick_Danger

@JamVet 

I guess the fact that Trump "lies" at a rate ten times greater than that of Clinton, puts the lie to our conservative friends who pretend they care about lying by our leaders.

Binderlady2016
Binderlady2016

@JamVet  Recently Fareed Zakaria got it right and he called Trump a master BS artist and a man who speaks most forcefully where he knows the least, and whose entire modus operandi is to bluff, bluster, boast and bully his way through whatever the subject or situation may be.

Nick_Danger
Nick_Danger

@Lee30519 @JamVet 

"Demoncrats

LOL! 

This is what happens when you let others do your thinking for you, Lee. 

LOLOLOLOL!!!!!