This is an “I told ya so” moment at Suyts.
So, Ted Cruz, upon invitation, gave a rousing speech at the RNC last night, and people are MADZ!!!!!!!!! No, it wasn’t anything Cruz said that made them mad, rather it was something he didn’t say. He didn’t officially endorse Donald Trump.
Now, before I go on about this, let’s dispense the notion that Cruz somehow broke his pledge to support Trump, the Republican nominee. From the speech, it sure sounded like he supported many of Trump’s stances and efforts. I don’t believe any part of the pledge called for Cruz specifically and officially endorsing Trump on stage at the RNC, so people need to get over that part of the discussion.
Edit ……. Further discussion of the red text is below!
It could also be helpful to recap recent events which led to this debacle. …….. The RNC and Trump invited Cruz to speak. They all had copies of his speech. They all absolutely knew he wasn’t going to specifically endorse Trump. Their feigned outrage is nothing but stagecraft. Now, why they thought this would be a good thing to happen is beyond me, but, if people really feel the need to assign blame for this, blame the people who made it happen and knew what was going to happen …….. that would be team Trump and the RNC.
Now, as to Cruz ……
Ted couldn’t officially endorse Trump, mostly because of people like me. You see, I like Ted Cruz. There are millions who do. And, like me, they would have thought a lot less of Cruz had he officially endorsed Trump.
But, this brings me to the “I told ya so” moment. Time and again I stated that Trump’s scorched-earth manner of campaigning was an unforced error, that it would harm him in the general election, that the very people he was attacking, insulting, and degrading were the very people he needs to win the general. I said that ‘not everyone was going to forgive and forget’.
When you attack a man’s wife …….. not for anything she actually did, but, to mock his wife’s attractiveness, her looks, well, that’s a different thing. When you attack a man’s father, not for anything the man actually said and did …….like his particular religious practices (Dims did that), but, rather in an attempt to tie a Cuban expat to a communist and an assassination of a sitting US president, well, that’s well beyond the norm of even “politics”. The attacks alleging numerous affairs was an unsubstantiated and unwarranted attack on the man’s family. How is a man, any man, under any circumstances suppose to go from said attacks to an actual and official endorsement of the person responsible for the attacks? That would be tantamount to endorsing the attacks. No man can do this and still be regarded as a man.
I did mention the word “forgive”. Cruz can’t forgive Trump because Trump has never been contrite about his words and actions against Cruz’ family. At last check, this pic is still on Trump’s Twitter timeline ……..
I would ask the Trumpsters, as a man, how you could possibly “endorse” the person who still feels the need to attack your wife in such a manner.
To be perfectly honest with you, if my position had been switched to Cruz’s, Trump would be very lucky to share a stage with me without having some of his blood shed. But, that’s just me.
So, now the Trumpsters are shocked and outraged that Cruz didn’t specifically and officially endorse Trump. Even when people like me said time and again this is what’s going to happen. What? Did these people think they were going to hug and have a “cum-by-ya” moment? Why? Because the “Republican party”? Because “Hillary”? snort Yeh, sure, attack my family in such a manner and see how much the “Republican party” means to me. ‘But, but, “unity!!!!!” ….. or some such tripe.
The only thing I can tell the people who don’t understand this dynamic is that I put my family before everything, but, God. My country comes after my family. My politics comes in somewhere under my country. Indeed, my politics are only an effort to help my country and fellow countrymen. But, my family will always come before them. I understand what Ted Cruz didn’t do, and why he didn’t do it, and I fully endorse his inaction.
Okay, your host didn’t get it entirely correct on the paragraph with the red text. Apparently, the pledge did actually use the word “endorse”. Again, that said, it doesn’t specifically state “official endorsement from the RNC stage”. But, arguing over the semantics is moot in that Donald Trump, himself, abrogated the pledge prior to Ted Cruz. So, the general point of the paragraph remains valid. One can’t hold a person to a pledge if you, yourself have already disavowed the very same pledge.