Why They’re Turning On Ted Cruz

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.

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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?

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William Spivey is a regular contributor to the Inner-City News where he writes about politics and popular culture. He also blogs as “Enigma in Black” where he explores poetry, religion, politics and all manner of things socially relevant. He is also a contributing Blogger at Together We Stand He is the founder of the Facebook pages Average Citizen Forum, Enigma in Black, and “Strong Beginnings,” the title of his soon to be released Political Fiction/Romance novel. William was the winner of a University-wide Essay Contest while at Fisk University titled, “The Value of a Liberal Arts Education. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Fisk and resides in Orlando, FL. His goal is to make his voice heard and make a difference.

4 thoughts on “Why They’re Turning On Ted Cruz”

  1. Well, it’s still bad manners to show up at a party for someone you dislike and piss in the punch bowl. Kasich, Romney and the Bushes showed better sense. If you can’t support the king, don’t attend the coronation!


    1. I don’t typically find myself defending Ted Cruz, however. He was invited, without conditions. He told Trump he wasn’t going to endorse him. He provided an accurate transcript of the speech. It’s hard to imagine the Trump campaign or Trump himself not understanding how personally Cruz took the attacks on his wife and father.


      1. I don’t know if that is true or not. Cruz says he told them he would not endorse, but the Trump campaign says he never provided his speech ahead of time.

        Trump embraces chaos, and he understands TV better than Cruz. Making a scene-stealing entrance right while Cruz was unsheathing the knife made him look like the bigger man, and he didn’t have to say a word.


      2. I’ve seen interviews with Trump and Donald Jr. where they each said they knew what he was going to say. There are other reports that whips on the floor were prepared to generate the boo’s in advance. The delegates indeed are more united and perhaps Trump orchestrated them. Maybe not. It is inconsequential in the end when the main issue is the candidate himself. The number of things Trump voters have to overlook about their candidate are mindboggling.


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