The Republican Party is finally united. The one thing other than attacking Hillary Clinton that has been able to bring them together is attacking Ted Cruz. They screamed at and threatened his wife who had to be escorted off the stage by security after he refused to endorse Donald Trump. Why? Because he reminds them of their hypocrisy. He reminds them of not long ago widely held opinions that Trump is a narcissist, caring only about himself. That he is a racist, as shown by his bigoted attacks against… well pretty much every non-white group. That he is a misogynist, a charge made based on his numerous statements about women. For months once it became evident that Trump would be the Republican nominee; they kept waiting for the pivot to a kinder, gentler Trump. They pleaded with Trump, stop the name calling, appeal to a wider group, tone it down. After all their begging, Trump didn’t change.
Trump didn’t care that he was attacked for his racism and never distanced himself from Neo-Nazi’s and the KKK and the vicious portion of his base that hates wide segments of America. He never toned it down for anybody, he was being true to himself. And because Trump never changed, the Party did.
They know he’s a racist and they don’t care. They know he’s a liar, and they don’t care. They know he’s a misogynist, and it’s okay. They are attacking Ted Cruz because he put family before the Party. Because he did, it only highlights those who made a different choice.
They try to convince themselves that they can live with a little bigotry if they can win the Presidency. They believe that women will get over it. They believe Hispanics, and Blacks, and Asians, and the disabled, and LGBT people will forget his attacks, letting bygones be bygones. The only category of voter he’s winning is white men. Good luck with that.
They’re saying Ted Cruz committed political suicide. But at the end of the day, Ted Cruz can still look himself in the mirror. My question to the rest of the Party is; how is it you can do the same?