The despicable Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is not president, which is a good thing for all Americans. Or at least it would be, if the man who currently squats in the Oval Office wasn’t several magnitudes worse.
Cruz, who almost won the Republican nomination in 2016, faced a tough primary against Donald Trump. The latter was brutal in his treatment of the Texan Senator, resorting to the lowest sorts of insults to demean and emasculate Cruz. Trump stuck the nickname “Lyin’ Cruz” on the presidential hopeful, which was perhaps the least offensive thing he said.
As most recall, Trump took presidential primary mudslinging to a vile new low when he personally insulted the physical appearance of Cruz’s wife on Twitter:
Lyin' Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania from a G.Q. shoot in his ad. Be careful, Lyin' Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 23, 2016
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2016
The now-president also absurdly implied that Cruz’s father was involved in the assassination of JFK in addition to countless aspersions he leveled at the candidate himself.
The most that Cruz could muster in retaliation was to refer to Trump as a “sniveling coward” which — while accurate — is a largely toothless attack. It’s also a bit hypocritical given that the first word that springs to mind when one looks at Ted Cruz is almost certainly “sniveling.”
Cruz eventually went on to endorse Trump for president, exposing himself as the gutless weasel most Americans expected him to be all along. He swallowed his pride in the same gulp as his dignity and threw his support behind the man who had not only dashed his executive aspirations but humiliated him in front of the entire world like a schoolyard bully.
Now, Cruz has debased himself even further, falling prostrate before the altar of Trump, presumably in the hopes that he can leech off some of the president’s popularity amongst the country’s bigots and ignoramuses in order to help him maintain his Senate seat.
TIME magazine released their annual “100 Most Influential People” list and each person who made the cut had a little explanation and intro penned by another prominent figure. Cruz agreed to write Trump’s and what he came up with is an utterly pathetic piece of prose, dripping in obsequiousness and faux admiration.
“President Trump is a flash-bang grenade thrown into Washington by the forgotten men and women of America,” Cruz begins. One could be forgiven for wishing for the sweet disorientation of a flash-bang oneself when subjected to the rest of Cruz’s drivel. Momentary blindness would be preferable to reading this tripe.
Indeed, it’s difficult to focus on the passage without marveling at the fact that Cruz’s fingers somehow managed to function and type out these words, given the fact that his profoundly demonstrated lack of a spine suggests he hasn’t any skeletal system at all.
Cruz disingenuously claims that Trump has had massive achievements on behalf of “ordinary Americans.” The Texas Senator touted Trump’s tax cuts, characterizing them as a tax break for struggling families rather than the larcenous handouts to the superwealthy and corporation that they actually constitute. He also praised the president’s dangerous, nuclear-war risking rhetoric against North Korea.
All in all, it’s an embarrassing piece of writing and shows how cowardly and opportunistic Cruz is to his core. A man who would happily weather the kind of abuse Trump has heaped on him should never be president.
Ted Cruz’s blurb about Trump for Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People is one of the most humiliating things ever written pic.twitter.com/VAnZnWXK2R
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) April 19, 2018
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