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Thursday, July 21, 2016

The cucks concur

Lion Ted Cruz wowed America and all but secured the 2020 nomination with his amazing non-endorsement speech at the RNC:
Erick Erickson ‏@EWErickson
LION TED CRUZ

David Frum ‏@davidfrum
Ted Cruz earned the most honorable boos at a GOP convention since those for Nelson Rockefeller for condemning the John Birch Society.

Erick Erickson ‏@EWErickson
Ted Cruz is the only one in Cleveland not willing to whore himself to Cheeto Jesus. History will favor him.

Matthew Continetti ‏@continetti
The nationalists may very well take over the GOP for years to come. That doesn't mean conservatives should be quiet. @tedcruz won't be.

Jonah Goldberg‏@JonahNRO
I choose Ted.

Robert P. George ‏@McCormickProf
Ted has never been afraid to enter a hostile environment and speak his mind. He was like that even as an undergrad. He can't be intimidated.

Erick Erickson ‏@EWErickson
Trump supporters have so much butt hurt over Cruz, who said to go vote in November and congratulated Trump.

Meghan McCain ‏@MeghanMcCain
Ted Cruz. Mic drop. Thank god someone still cares about the soul of the party of Lincoln and Reagan.

Erick Erickson ‏@EWErickson
Of note, Ted Cruz is getting praised from both the left and right of the GOP, but not from the establishment. Perfect set up for 2020.

Jim Treacher ‏@jtLOL
Ted Cruz Had His Vito Corleone Moment; Trump And The RNC Hate It Didn't Backfire

Now, my thought is that you might want to look at those names and consider: if your opinion of of Ted Cruz's self-immolation on the national stage is even remotely in line with theirs, you just might want to reconsider it.

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136 Comments:

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr July 21, 2016 3:34 PM  

Odd...the guys at Powerline think Cruz shot himself in both feet. Which I agree with, having watched the speech live.

Blogger S1AL July 21, 2016 3:36 PM  

Ted Cruz is not, and probably never was, a viable national candidate. His biggest missteps have been in relation to things that play well in Texas and the surrounding areas, but not the rest of the country.

That, and he's nowhere near neurotypical.

Blogger Anchorman July 21, 2016 3:38 PM  

Nice of Meg McCain to not capitalize God. Accidental or maybe those sausage fingers couldn't mash the key and strike "G" at the same time.

As the noted philosopher Griffin said, "Shut up, Meg."

Anonymous Bobby Farr July 21, 2016 3:39 PM  

Robert P George is a cuck? Disappointing. His book Making Men Moral makes the case for social cohesion so I thought he'd sympathize with the nationalists.

Blogger lowercaseb July 21, 2016 3:40 PM  

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Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 21, 2016 3:43 PM  

CUCKS
GONNA
CUCK

Blogger lowercaseb July 21, 2016 3:43 PM  

Erick Erickson ‏@EWErickson
LION TED CRUZ

David Frum ‏@davidfrum
Ted Cruz earned the most honorable boos at a GOP convention


I thought these were parodies when I first started reading.

It's like reading from someone's affirmation journal.

* Ted Cruz is still a winner, and all of Texas still respects him, and women think he is hot...
* Ted Cruz will show you all come November when he wins the Presidency but the force of his write in ballots

Blogger Anchorman July 21, 2016 3:44 PM  

Jonah Goldberg‏@JonahNRO
I choose Ted.


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Anonymous Watchu talkin bout Willis July 21, 2016 3:45 PM  

I hope these losers are on a "list" for the post-election purge. Because Stalin.

Blogger Sean July 21, 2016 3:48 PM  

This will all blow over as well as any "damage" Cruz may have done to Trumps campaign when the Nutballs over tat the DNC start speaking next week.

Anonymous Heh July 21, 2016 3:48 PM  

Ted Cruz will show you all come November when he wins the Presidency but the force of his write in ballots

Ted Cruz will easily win the election for Secret King!

Only Principled Conservatives get to vote, of course.

Blogger Brian S July 21, 2016 3:48 PM  

Notice the focus on the rotting carcass of the party. Ignoring the people who made it up, and overwhelmingly chose to go a different direction... but when has that ever mattered to those who know better?

Anonymous Kapper July 21, 2016 3:48 PM  

I wish Trump the best of luck if he's serious about drumming both Cruz and the Cucks out of the G.O.P.

I look at Trump as the G.O.P's "Kerensky Moment".
Alexander Kerensky was the Russian leader during brief interlude between the Czar and the Bolshevik takeover.

I see Trump's civic nationalism & populism as a temporary reform that will help remove the old Neocon-Globalist Republican Party leadership, but eventually (I hope) Trump will be replaced by where the G.O.P. has to go in the end in order to win, that is by becoming an openly White Nationalist/Identitarian Party. This way the Alt-Right can fulfill it's destiny and become the New Right!

Twenty years ago when Bob Dole gave his acceptance speech, I remember him saying "The exits are clearly marked" for those like me who were Buchanan supporters. I took the hint and never voted for a Republican again. When Trump makes his acceptance speech tonight I hope that he will not only invite us (the Alt-Right) back, but most importantly, to state that the exits are clearly marked for the Jewish Neocon Globalists. What goes around comes around. It's time for payback!

Blogger Josh July 21, 2016 3:49 PM  

Michael Brendan Dougherty, who has been sympathetic to trumpkins and trumpism, offers his take:

The seething hatred the RNC and the Republican establishment have for Cruz has always been palpable. They believe his brinksmanship has exacted a political cost on their caucus. They believe, with justification, that Cruz helped to legitimize Trump early in the race. The former Republican House speaker called him "Lucifer in the flesh." And it was clear by the end of the Republican primary that Beltway Republicans could not bring themselves to stop Donald Trump's takeover of their party if it meant embracing Cruz.

Now they will hate him all the more. The Republican apparatchiks will despise Cruz out of their own envy, because he demonstrated the courage to do what they would not: resist Trump to his face. They resist him only through their mealy-mouthed endorsements. They will hate Cruz for making them trash a vote of "conscience" while they defend a Trump candidacy they loathe. Cruz has provoked defense hawks like Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) to denounce him strenuously as "not a true conservative," on the same night Trump put into question the whole NATO alliance in a tossed-off interview in The New York Times. Cruz has caused Trump's useful idiots to out and embarrass themselves further.

When you become outraged at a man who encourages you to abide by your conscience, it means your conscience has already condemned you.

Anonymous TLM July 21, 2016 3:49 PM  

This has been the only news reported & discussed today. Cruz really did talk himself out of a future. Trump is going to win. Cruz could have parlayed his Trump support into a lucrative appointment in a Trump administration and set himself up with the new 'GOP'. But no, dipshit chose to throw it all away in a butthurt performance before a national audience. This guy is a tard. And I hadn't heard him speak in a while but he still sounds like he has dick wedged up each nostril.

And has this guy never in his life been in a fist fight with malicious name calling etc, and then when it's over get up, shake hands afterward, and move on with life.

Blogger Josh July 21, 2016 3:50 PM  

When Trump makes his acceptance speech tonight I hope that he will not only invite us (the Alt-Right) back, but most importantly, to state that the exits are clearly marked for the Jewish Neocon Globalists. What goes around comes around. It's time for payback!

Prepare to be disappointed.

Blogger Teri July 21, 2016 3:52 PM  

I wish I understood this but I don't. Record numbers of voters chose Trump. He beat out 16 other candidates. And these stupid people still think that their guy could do it if..if..if... Too bad that they don't understand that they need voters.

Blogger Mr. B.A.D. July 21, 2016 3:53 PM  

Cheeto Jesus. Now's that's funny

Blogger Mr. B.A.D. July 21, 2016 3:54 PM  

Cheeto Jesus. Now's that's funny

Blogger Paul July 21, 2016 4:00 PM  

I keep getting Erick Erickson confused with Eric Stonestreet who plays the gay guy on Modern Family.

Blogger Elocutioner July 21, 2016 4:00 PM  

Heh wrote:Ted Cruz will easily win the election for Secret King!

Slanderous! Cruz is a Constitutional Conservative, as you darn well know, and he'll be our Secret President come November! Say it - Secret PRESIDENT Cruz. Not a king, he's not one of those filthy monarchists. We fought a war to get rid of the last king. Do you hear me? A divinely inspired and noble WAR! Plus, I hear Glenn Beck is going to let him into his pretend Oval Office and everything.

Anonymous Toastrider July 21, 2016 4:02 PM  

If you're getting praise from the Left, at the very least you might want to do a quick situation check and make sure you're not in quicksand.

Because, bluntly put, that approval should fill any sane person with shame.

Blogger #7139 July 21, 2016 4:03 PM  

Perfect set up for 2020
Hmmm...the delusion is strong in this one. And in the rest of them, too.

Blogger Phelps July 21, 2016 4:05 PM  

Let's game this out. Let's give them every assumption.

Let's say they are right and we are wrong about everything. That puts them the position of the guy who stood up and ran against the Nazis to prevent Hitler from becoming Chancellor.

And do you know what that man's name was?

Exactly.

Blogger hoosiertoo July 21, 2016 4:06 PM  

Cruz endorsed Trump two months ago. Where've y'all been?

" l'll tell you what I really think of Donald Trump. This man is a pathological liar. He doesn't know the difference between truth and lies. He lies practically every word that comes out of his mouth. And in a pattern that I think is straight out of a psychology textbook, his response is to accuse everybody else of lying. He accuses everybody on that debate state of lying. And it's simply a mindless yell. Whatever he does, he accuses everyone else of doing."
"The man cannot tell the truth, but he combines it with being a narcissist. A narcissist at a level I don't think this country's ever seen. Donald Trump is such a narcissist that Barack Obama looks at him and goes, dude, what's your problem?"
"Everything in Donald's world is about Donald."
"The man is utterly amoral. Morality does not exist for him. "

Trump 2016! Because every country needs a self-absorbed, amoral, projecting, mindless, pathological liar and narcissist for a leader.

Blogger Matthew July 21, 2016 4:06 PM  

Conservatism is opposed to nationalism.

Is that your final answer?

Good.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 21, 2016 4:07 PM  

PREPARE URANUS

Anonymous Not, Rather July 21, 2016 4:07 PM  

I am less optimistic than most here, not because I think Trump is not the best available choice, but because I think may be too late. But what do the tweeters in the post above think, that the party in 2020 will be loyal to Cruz, when Cruz was explicitly disloyal to the party? Makes no sense. Even if the Cruz fraction of the party turns out to be big enough to win the 2020 nomination, they literally cannot say, "we won, now get in line and support the candidate." Even if they think Cruz has improved his chance of winning the 2020 nomination (stupid, but subjective), Cruz has literally made it impossible for the party to unite around him...making a 2020 Cruz general election victory impossible (and thus his nomination...stupid).

I am surprised that some of the 'thinkers' above can't see through their biases enough to understand the obvious. Then again...whether cucks drive out the nationalists later, or the nationalists drive out the cucks....doom. Maybe postponed to 2020.

Anonymous VFM #6306 July 21, 2016 4:08 PM  

Treacher's right, Cruz stuck fruit in his mouth, danced around like a gorilla...and died on-screen unable to dodge tomatoes.

Oh, not that Vito Corleone moment?

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 21, 2016 4:08 PM  

They're not the same guy?

Blogger Lazarus July 21, 2016 4:08 PM  

So Jonah Goldberg just wanted to COMPLAIN about Liberal Fascism, but not actually DO anything about it.

When you become outraged at a man who encourages you to abide by your conscience, it means your conscience has already condemned you.

What if you don't become enraged, but just roll your eyes?
Does this mean your conscience is winking mischievously at you?

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 21, 2016 4:08 PM  

They're not the same guy?

Blogger Matthew July 21, 2016 4:09 PM  

Every single person who still supports Ted Cruz is guilty of criminally-negligent inability to judge character.

You are all Idea Whores. Everything for the Idea; nothing outside the Idea.

Blogger The Deuce July 21, 2016 4:09 PM  

Okay, I'm of the opinion that Cruz doesn't really owe Trump any better manners than he's received from him, and that loyalty to one's family is as important a principle as one's loyalty to a party pledge (which Trump said he's break too back in March, when the GOP wasn't giving him what he considered a fair shake). Overall, it would've been a good speech and considered pro-Trump, were it not for the fact that he was expected to endorse given the venue, making the choice not to conspicuous.

But this idea that what he did was super-courageous is bewildering. Assuming that his intent was to take a swipe at Trump by not endorsing him, it was more passive aggressive than brave. He didn't even say what he thought directly. "Donald Trump is a piece of shit but vote for him anyway" or even "Don't vote for Donald Trump, because he's a piece of shit" would've been a lot braver.

And if Cruz's intent wasn't a passive-aggressive swipe at Trump, but rather an ill-considered attempt to "unify the party" or whatever despite being unable to bring himself to personally endorse someone he considers a rotten guy, well that's not brave either.

Blogger Matthew July 21, 2016 4:09 PM  

Not, Rather wrote:I am surprised that some of the 'thinkers' above can't see through their biases enough to understand the obvious. Then again...whether cucks drive out the nationalists later, or the nationalists drive out the cucks....doom. Maybe postponed to 2020.

Fuck off, shill.

Anonymous Smile Of The Shadow July 21, 2016 4:11 PM  

Lyin' Ted is finished. Killed his career in one, self-aggrandizing stroke. This is par for the course. He has a narcissistic problem (as much as everyone says trump does -- SJWs and Cucks always project?) where he loves to be contrary and try to hit the spotlight and be a "martyr." he did this in the senate with his pointless filibuster that just made everyone hate him and subsequently marginalized the tea party, and now he's doing it again in his own party. Sad.

Blogger Robert Divinity July 21, 2016 4:13 PM  

I keep getting Erick Erickson confused with Eric Stonestreet who plays the gay guy on Modern Family.

It's a trope of the Left, but what is it with these cucks like Erickson and Cruz who give off such a homosexual vibe? Add to that list the Hebrew threesome of Frum, Kristol and Podhoretz.

If you live in a bubble you can make yourself believe anything, even when people in the same bubble as you disagree. Someone has to be totally detached from reality not to realize that both Cruz and #nevertrump committed a pathetic public suicide last night.

Anonymous Not, Rather July 21, 2016 4:19 PM  

Matthew, for avoidance of doubt, the air quote 'thinkers' was a reference to the tweeters in the OP, not commenters. Who or what do you think am I shilling for?

Anonymous Spartacus xxxxx July 21, 2016 4:19 PM  

Matthew wrote:Every single person who still supports Ted Cruz is guilty of criminally-negligent inability to judge character.

You are all Idea Whores. Everything for the Idea; nothing outside the Idea.


El Duce wrote:
RCW 9A.08.010
General requirements of culpability.
(1) Kinds of Culpability Defined.

(d) CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE. A person is criminally negligent or acts with criminal negligence when he or she fails to be aware of a substantial risk that a wrongful act may occur and his or her failure to be aware of such substantial risk constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care that a reasonable person would exercise in the same situation.


The world's slipperiest statute... as far as I know what I don't know that I know.

Blogger Josh July 21, 2016 4:19 PM  

AmCon's Daniel Larison:

It’s not clear to me why it is honorable to refuse to give an endorsement of a nominee at a party convention while benefiting from the prominent speaking slot he was given. The first words that come to mind to describe that are petty or selfish, and that would be consistent from what we know of Cruz from his past behavior. Cruz is being lauded for his “honor” because Trump is awful, but Trump’s awfulness doesn’t turn Cruz’s self-serving behavior into a noble act. Cruz is nothing if not an opportunist, and when he thought it suited his interest to go along with Trump he did so. Now he has concluded the opposite, and has acted accordingly. Cruz has burned many more bridges in the party with the show he put on, and he made sure to remind the rest of us why so many people dislike and distrust him.

Blogger tz July 21, 2016 4:20 PM  

Trump said he wouldn't endorse the Nominee if the RNC or someone else cheated to win, i.e. if they stabbed him in the back or sabotaged something.
Cruz said he wouldn't endorse Trump because he was mean to his wife and father (so I guess he won't care if Hillary appoints the next supreme court).

Blogger Cataline Sergius July 21, 2016 4:23 PM  

They are nuts.

Cruz has now gambled his entire political future on a complete GOP wipeout this November. Anything else and he's the walking dead.

If Trump wins by any margin, Cruz is a nothing and a sore loser. If Trump loses by a hair, he's the guy who lost us the election. If Trump loses within McCain margins, same deal.

Cruz's only hope for a political future is if there is Goldwater level wipeout and vicious recriminations begin.

And I don't see Hillary delivering one. What nobody seems to remember is that Johnson had JFKs bloody shirt to wave. Hillary has a live and sitting BHO to hobble her. Plus the fact that no one wants her including Bill.

Anonymous Josh Gold July 21, 2016 4:24 PM  

Cruz just

1. showed up Trump

2. killed Trump's election chances

3. rejuvenated his political career

4. showed the racist nationalist "conservatives" that the REAL conservatives are not defeated but in fact will come back stronger than ever

Blogger Paul July 21, 2016 4:25 PM  

The first words that come to mind to describe that are chickenshit.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 21, 2016 4:26 PM  

Cruz will save the party of Lincoln! No, even better, the soul of the party of Lincoln!

Well, I'm convinced.

OpenID gnossoss July 21, 2016 4:27 PM  

@43

Nicely done. That's an excellent summary of the delusional thinking going on with all the folks Vox mentioned in the post.

Blogger Alexander July 21, 2016 4:28 PM  

Cruz: uniting the cuck and paranthesis-american wings of the republican party.

But only the left-half of that bell curve. Even the establishment types have cottoned on to the fact that they've lost this year, and the worst thing they can do is burn every rhetorical bridge about party loyalty and unity in a hissy fit.

All the stories of Cruz being the smartest guy... well, he's still got Hispanic time-preferences.

Anonymous Sam the Man July 21, 2016 4:33 PM  

# 25

seems like Cruz was projecting his own thoughts onto Trump.

Anonymous Sam the Man July 21, 2016 4:37 PM  

# 43

That was a joke, right. if not I think you are delusional, except maybe about # 2, if the election is close.

Cruz is a Benedict Arnold, a Quisling, A lord Haw-Haw, A Tokyo Rose and just a very unlikable chap.

Blogger Teri July 21, 2016 4:41 PM  

No one gives a damn about your "conservative principles". That's what you run on and then vote for more government spending and foreign wars. Conservatives like to point to Reagan a lot. If that's your most recent wins, your movement is dead. You can go read the comments at Ace for fun.

Blogger Robert Divinity July 21, 2016 4:41 PM  

@43

If you run into Ted, let him know that the Buddhist monk wants his robe and gasoline back.

Blogger Escoffier July 21, 2016 4:42 PM  

Not, Rather wrote:I am less optimistic than most here, not because I think Trump is not the best available choice, but because I think may be too late.

If there were still enough by God Brits to vote Brexit then I am certain it's not too late for us.

Blogger Robert Divinity July 21, 2016 4:44 PM  

If there were still enough by God Brits to vote Brexit then I am certain it's not too late for us.

It's one of the few things that still gives me hope, Escoffier. On the other hand, it appears PM May wants to keep punting the exit date.

Anonymous Case July 21, 2016 4:45 PM  

Cruz will never appeal to the Alt-Right. From now on, no GOP candidate will get the nomination without at least tacit approval from the Alt-Right.

Anonymous andon July 21, 2016 4:45 PM  

@ #43 - folks in this country are tired of bending over for kikes

Blogger rho July 21, 2016 4:46 PM  

Jim Treacher ‏@jtLOL
Ted Cruz Had His Vito Corleone Moment; Trump And The RNC Hate It Didn't Backfire


Wrong Corleone.

Blogger Orville July 21, 2016 4:49 PM  

Cheeto Jesus? I thought that was Glenn Cuck. Lord Haw-Haw was a "guest" of the Germans when he mistakenly thought a French vacation during WWII was a good idea. Ayatollah Cruzlim is a true believer who just ignited his ideological bomb vest. Only problem is that it killed only his political career.

Best Tools For Men

Anonymous Spartacus xxxxx July 21, 2016 4:51 PM  

Spartacus xxxxx wrote:Matthew wrote:

You are all Idea Whores. Everything for the Idea; nothing outside the Idea.


El Duce wrote:
RCW 9A.08.010
General requirements of culpability.


I'm not sure what Matthew was referencing, the original or the culturally appropriated.

“Everything in the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State." - Benito Mussolini

"For the Race everything. Outside the Race, nothing." - La Raza


Cail Corishev wrote:Cruz will save the party of Lincoln! No, even better, the soul of the party of Lincoln!

Well, I'm convinced.


Like totally! And what a Noble Mission. I might swoon.

David Frum ‏@davidfrum
Ted Cruz earned the most honorable boos, the finest rotten tomatoes, the most excellent panning, the most succulent raspberries, the bestest atomic leg drop since ever time!

Blogger Desillusionerad July 21, 2016 4:57 PM  

"The nationalists may very well take over the GOP for years to come. That doesn't mean conservatives should be quiet."

I wasn't aware you could be a conservative and not be a nationalist...

Blogger Orville July 21, 2016 4:58 PM  

A conservative is the retarded little brother of a nationalist. Conservative is a dead brand.

Blogger Robert Divinity July 21, 2016 5:00 PM  

"The nationalists may very well take over the GOP for years to come. That doesn't mean conservatives should be quiet."

I wasn't aware you could be a conservative and not be a nationalist...


In what passes for a "conservative" in the Zombie Republican Party, you cannot be both a nationalist and a conservative. You have to choose one.

Blogger Josh July 21, 2016 5:01 PM  

Rod Dreher:

Erm, has that ever happened before? A major speaker at a national party convention pointedly refusing to endorse its nominee? That’s what Ted Cruz did tonight. I do not like Ted Cruz one bit, but I think this is going to serve him well in the long run. Let me tell you why....

What disgusting people. That Trump advisor is calling for the execution of a presidential candidate, and is unapologetic about it. Is this really the kind of country we want? Is this the kind of people we want to be?

Look, I think Hillary is a crook now, and would be a crook if she got into the White House. But still. Good Lord. How, exactly, do we protest against repulsive remarks like those made in USA Today by black commenter Tavis Smiley, in which he called on the nation to respect and understand the oppression that drove black men to assassinate police officers (“How many more disaffected black men have to self-radicalize before we take their claims seriously?”) if Trump advisers are calling for the murder of Hillary Clinton?!

Who would have thought that Ted Cruz, of all people, would uphold moral conscience and basic human dignity at the Republican National Convention?

UPDATE: My colleague Daniel Larison disagrees that Cruz behaved honorably. In the light of day, I think he’s right about that: I don’t believe Ted Cruz does anything from an honorable point of view. It’s all naked self-serving calculation. Nevertheless, I still believe it’s going to be to his advantage in the long run to have refused to board the Trump train — even if Trump wins in November. Then again, that may be a worthless judgment, because I think that next to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz is the least principled major Republican politician.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents July 21, 2016 5:02 PM  

Jonah Goldberg, the boy genius who was all in favor of Sarah Palin for VP and therefore a heartbeat from the Presidency, having kittens over Trump. It is to laugh. Again!

Trump 2016 - for the LOLZ

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 21, 2016 5:05 PM  

Election 2016 all Gammas to one side of their boat, funny

Anonymous andon July 21, 2016 5:07 PM  

58. Anonymous Spartacus xxxxx July 21, 2016 4:51 PM

I'm not sure what Matthew was referencing, the original or the culturally appropriated.

“Everything in the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State." - Benito Mussolini

"For the Race everything. Outside the Race, nothing." - La Raza


i never heard of the Mussolini quote but Matthew's line reminded of la raza

btw seems like every time you turn around there's another hispanic in govt - a judge, a mayor, a police chief, that's a member of la raza

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents July 21, 2016 5:10 PM  

@63 who’s job is it to be embarrassed by Dreher’s drooling, incontinent thought processes? Someone needs to step up because he clearly incapable of it. .

Rod Dreher reciting Patrick Henry’s famous speech:

“Give me liberty, or give me something else that is almost as good, or maybe give me something not quite so good, but really I’m not sure about all of this.”

Reading his congealed, turgid text is like accidentally finding week-old Jello salad in the back of the fridge that’s turning to mush.

Blogger residentMoron July 21, 2016 5:12 PM  

"In what passes for a "conservative" in the Zombie Republican Party, you cannot be both a nationalist and a conservative. You have to choose one."

Seems to me the rank and file membership have chosen.

Anonymous The S:PY July 21, 2016 5:18 PM  

The nationalists may very well take over the GOP for years to come. That doesn't mean conservatives should be quiet. @tedcruz won't be.

So, now, it's the nationalists vs the conservatives, huh?

What are these conservatives trying to conserve without a freaking nation?

I'm a proud nationalist. They can take their globalism masquerading as conservatism and shove it in Cruz's big mouth.

Blogger White Knight Leo #0368 July 21, 2016 5:18 PM  

Still a Cruz supporter.

That said, this was definitely a bad move by Cruz.

Blogger Escoffier July 21, 2016 5:20 PM  

Robert Divinity: we don't need their permission and I would be shocked if all the right people didnt fight tooth and nail against. That being said I take heart knowing that when it comes time to settle the bill there are still some men in old blighty.

Blogger James Dixon July 21, 2016 5:21 PM  

> I am less optimistic than most here, not because I think Trump is not the best available choice, but because I think may be too late.

For what? Trump being elected or saving the country?

As I posted on a earlier thread, Michael Moore seems to think Trump can win: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/michael-moore-says-trump-is-913121

But yes, he's probably too late to save the country. There may be solutions to trillion dollar deficits and $20T in debt (the simplest probably being a national lottery with tax free winnings), but I don't think he can manage to get them enacted.

Blogger Jourdan July 21, 2016 5:22 PM  

Jesus, Dreher. C'mon. He seriously can't tell the difference between someone speaking rhetorically in anger ("I could kill that guy!") and someone making excuses FOR ACTUAL COLD-BLOODED RACE-HATE MURDER?

Blogger lowercaseb July 21, 2016 5:25 PM  

White Knight Leo #0368 wrote:Still a Cruz supporter.

That said, this was definitely a bad move by Cruz.


I don't like firing right either. I'm not a cruz supporter and I'll take potshots because I am petty, but lets just hope this shitstorm gets sorted out quickly. There are orcs at the gates.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 21, 2016 5:27 PM  

Rod Dreher has added himself to the list of prognosticators saying Cruz made a smart move? Man, it's getting really hard to resist joining such esteemed company.

Michael Brendan Dougherty, who has been sympathetic to trumpkins and trumpism,

Interesting, I follow him and I wouldn't characterize him that way. I'd say he reluctantly supports Trump because he considers beating abortion-lover Hillary to be an imperative, but he spends a lot of his tweets complaining about it and wishing it were otherwise.

I follow a few conservatives who have been that way: three negative tweets about Trump and Trumpsters for each one supporting him. Judging by their reactions today, they were holding out hope for a Cruz miracle a lot more than they said out loud -- maybe more than they knew.

Blogger Lazarus July 21, 2016 5:28 PM  

lowercaseb wrote:but lets just hope this shitstorm gets sorted out quickly

Sure it will. He just provided Hillary with the motto for her campaign.

Vote Your Conscience!

Blogger Paul July 21, 2016 5:29 PM  

@63

Rod Dreher ended up needing Daniel Larison to tell him which way the wind was blowing. He's apparently under the stress of having his wife move him to the big city while finishing his book and having to continue earning a living. I missed the specific pheromome he released, but all his followers responded with pleas for him to preserve his health and not over exert.

Anonymous cheddarman July 21, 2016 5:29 PM  

Ted Cruz could live on as an emojicon for butt hurt.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr July 21, 2016 5:31 PM  

Cruz is out. Permanently.

From the GOPe's perspective, the biggest lesson of the 2016 campaign is to cherry-pick a GOPe standard-bearer early. Trump didn't "win" the early primaries, he lost them by a smaller margin than his rivals. Who were busy tearing each other apart (Bush vs Rubio being the classic case). Love them or hate them, the GOPe has about 40% support. Or used to...I think it's down these days.

From the conservative perspective, the same thing applies. Pick one or two strong candidates.

If (Heaven forbid!) Trump loses, I think Mike Pence is on the short list for 2020. Rubio, probably. Don't underestimate Governor Scott of Florida. But I think most of the 2016 contenders don't have it. It's the same as after the 1996 elections...if you couldn't beat Bob Dole, you had no business running.

Blogger pyrrhus July 21, 2016 5:32 PM  

I agree that Trump may be too late, or may not be as effective as we expect if he's elected, but if a ruthless criminal and warmonger like Hillary gets elected, it may be the end....

Blogger pyrrhus July 21, 2016 5:33 PM  

@79 If Hillary gets sworn in, I'm not confident that there will be a 2020 election....

Blogger Josh July 21, 2016 5:36 PM  

Interesting, I follow him and I wouldn't characterize him that way. I'd say he reluctantly supports Trump because he considers beating abortion-lover Hillary to be an imperative, but he spends a lot of his tweets complaining about it and wishing it were otherwise.

I think he's pro-trumpism but anti-trump, and is very sympathetic to the plight of the white working class trump supporters.

Blogger FrankNorman July 21, 2016 5:37 PM  

Considering all the negative impressions people out there have of Cruz, he was never going to be a viable candidate.
People who hate Trump call him a narcissist, but they don't call him a deep-sea creature wearing a human suit.

Anonymous Conservative recently pointed how the RATs (Republicans Against Trump) are behaving like liberals: they act as if the rules only apply when it goes their way. Cruz and the others had signed a pledge to support whoever won the nomination, right?

Anonymous Ben Ghazi July 21, 2016 5:38 PM  

Hillary slogan
Vote Your Conscience!


Oh, yes, yes indeed! I totally agree.

Anonymous Ben Ghazi July 21, 2016 5:39 PM  

Hillary slogan
Vote Your Conscience!


Oh, yes, yes indeed! I totally agree.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 21, 2016 5:44 PM  

"Ask not what your country can do for you, not what you can do for your country. Ask rather what your wife's friends will say if you try to speak the truth." -- Rod Dreher

"We shall fight them on the beaches yadda, yadda, etc etc, just as soon as we've purged people who are rude or unfashionable from the party." --Rod Dreher

"Now is the time for all good men to disparage the membership and direction of the party"
-- Rod Dreher

Blogger Robert Divinity July 21, 2016 5:50 PM  

Seems to me the rank and file membership have chosen.

The nationalists prevailed in the nomination process. The next question is whether they can leverage control of the party. The final question is whether it is too late.

One of my first comments here was the good money is on reprimitivism. It still is, but there remains a glimmer of hope.

Blogger Nate July 21, 2016 5:51 PM  

i really don't get what the big deal is. This seems like a non-story to me. Its nothing to be heeping praise on him for... it was an extremely risky move that is likely to bite him in the ass severely.

I also don't get the butthurt from the trumpkins. Ted didn't out right endorse Trump?

So what?

Blogger Cail Corishev July 21, 2016 5:54 PM  

I think he's pro-trumpism but anti-trump, and is very sympathetic to the plight of the white working class trump supporters.

That's fair.

Blogger dienw July 21, 2016 6:03 PM  

Well, this Nationalist Paleo-conservative was just read out of the conservative movement.

Conservatism is now fully converged (((Conservatism))). This Anglo-Saxon is not part of that (((tribe))).

Blogger Whisker biscuit July 21, 2016 6:18 PM  

Screw Cruz and his minions.

I was impressed that Dana White was a GOPer.

Now, can we get Vince McMahon to give a classic kayfabe speech and walk out with his strut? :)

Anonymous old man in a villa July 21, 2016 6:36 PM  

The John Birch Society was right.

Cucks.

Blogger dienw July 21, 2016 6:39 PM  

@ 78
Are you new to the campaign?
From the GOPe's perspective, the biggest lesson of the 2016 campaign is to cherry-pick a GOPe standard-bearer early.

What the Hell do you think Jeb! was? The others were there to diffuse the voting so Jeb! could step in at the convention.

Anonymous Rhetoric Man July 21, 2016 6:43 PM  

"He didn't even say what he thought directly. "Donald Trump is a piece of shit but vote for him anyway" or even "Don't vote for Donald Trump, because he's a piece of shit" would've been a lot braver."

That's EXACTLY why he didn't have to say that, it was directly implied by Cruz, which led to Trump's supporters showing their derision.

Regardless, most people know who they are going to vote for in November. They are already hardened in their position. Few are on the fence. Trump may win, but he will have to take states that have gone Democratic since 1992 and expect record turnouts by whites and Republicans and conservatives. He could pull it off.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 21, 2016 6:49 PM  

Yes they are

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 21, 2016 6:50 PM  

Yes they are

Anonymous Malcolm July 21, 2016 7:00 PM  

"The nationalists may very well take over the GOP for years to come. That doesn't mean conservatives should be quiet. "

And for years I thought conservative=nationalist. I gladly stand corrected.

If Trump wins it will be absolutely fascinating to see if there's a political re-alignment in the USA as is currently ongoing in the UK. The Labour Party - having been absolutely thrashed by the pincer move of the Conservatives moving left and the Scottish Nationalists beating them at their own game in Scotland - are in turmoil and for the first time in my life I could see them sliding into irrelevance.

The Scot Nats fulfill their role in Scotland while (weakened) Lib Dems (growing) Greens and (inconsistent) Scot Socialists eat away at their remaining vote. The Conservatives fill their 'moderate' role in England while the Lib Dems (who, if facing a serious opposition party would have been reduced to minor party status for decades following 2015 election) are now genuienly challenging them for the middle-class "anyone but Tories" vote. And on top of all that UKIP are finally - following the epic Leave success - threatening to challenge them properly for the White working class vote in their Northern English fiefdoms.

I would love to see US politics evolve into a Socialist-Cuckservative-Nationalist trifecta. Every election would either see nationalists win or nationalist leaning pols from the former 2 at the very least.

Blogger Anchorman July 21, 2016 7:09 PM  

Trump's speech leaked

I'm reading it.

Good stuff. I really like this part:

On January 21st of 2017, the day after I take the oath of office, Americans will finally wake up in a country where the laws of the United States are enforced. We are going to be considerate and compassionate to everyone.

But my greatest compassion will be for our own struggling citizens. My plan is the exact opposite of the radical and dangerous immigration policy of Hillary Clinton. Americans want relief from uncontrolled immigration. Communities want relief.

Yet Hillary Clinton is proposing mass amnesty, mass immigration, and mass lawlessness. Her plan will overwhelm your schools and hospitals, further reduce your jobs and wages, and make it harder for recent immigrants to escape from poverty.


Really thought this was intriguing, but also impossible to pull off:

An amendment, pushed by Lyndon Johnson, many years ago, threatens religious institutions with a loss of their tax-exempt status if they openly advocate their political views.

I am going to work very hard to repeal that language and protect free speech for all Americans.


Wraps up with two great lines:

Remember: all of the people telling you that you can’t have the country you want, are the same people telling you that I wouldn’t be standing here tonight...


...My opponent asks her supporters to recite a three-word loyalty pledge. It reads: 'I’m With Her'. I choose to recite a different pledge.

My pledge reads: “I’M WITH YOU – THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.”


Last line was a winner when he first said it.

Blogger James Dixon July 21, 2016 7:10 PM  

> If Hillary gets sworn in, I'm not confident that there will be a 2020 election....

I can't speak for 2020, but if she gets elected and lives out two terms, I'm positive there won't be a 2024 election.

OpenID ymarsakar July 21, 2016 7:15 PM  

Trump is now the cuckservative candidate, since the GOP E backs them.

The Alt Right has done nothng to destroy or hurt the GOP E's fund raising capabilities, given Trump's willingness to beg for funding and endorsements from Cruz.

Trump is merely butthurt he couldn't enforce his impotent threat to ban Cruz from the RNC without an endorsement.

Anonymous Cadwallander J July 21, 2016 7:18 PM  

Isn't it clear to everyone that Trump has been scripting this convention from the beginning? He knew that Cruz was going to do this. It's part of pivoting towards the general election. He distances himself from a guy that's been looking increasingly unhinged and scares the stitched-together leftist coalition and the indecisive moderates that usually support Dems.

Trump peals off any percentage of the lunatics who voted for Bernie and the types that Cruz puts off and he wins going away. Making it clear that Cruz rejects him is a smart move. Having Hillary on the other side of the ticket will be more than enough to get the base out.

Trump's tweet last night - that was thanking Lyin' Ted.

OpenID ymarsakar July 21, 2016 7:19 PM  

That's EXACTLY why he didn't have to say that, it was directly implied by Cruz, which led to Trump's supporters showing their derision.

Regardless, most people know who they are going to vote for in November. They are already hardened in their position.


I would think Cruz's heart is not hardened, his haters however are. Precisely because they attribute to themselves the capability to read Cruz's mind and heart, something not even Trump King can do.

Because Americans have hardened their hearts, God will not save them, so to speak. There will be no last minute divine miracles or coincidences such as Washington surviving Long Island.

Some of us in America actually believe in adhering to a conscience, a personal guide and or spirit that determines right and wrong actions. Different from the Cult of Nice or religious authorities giving a command and it being followed on Blind Faith alone.

If Cruz is being booed because of a lack of endorsement, that was Trump's decision to make. Have him ban Cruz like he said he would, for not giving him endorsements. If Cruz's appeal to your conscience is not good because you don't have a conscience, well that is your problem. If Cruz shouldn't appeal to people's conscience to support the US Constitution because people think other people will make the Wrong Moral Decision so they Need Trump to Make People do the right thing, well that's called Totalitarianism, about equal to the Leftist alliance's evil.

So which is it, people are booing calls to conscience and to the US Constitution because in their heart of hearts, they have already given up on America. Which is fine, since the USA is going to hell. And nothing they do will stop it. Even hardening their hearts, cursing Cruz, Clinton, Trump, will do nothing.

Anonymous Malcolm July 21, 2016 7:20 PM  

"I can't speak for 2020, but if she gets elected and lives out two terms, I'm positive there won't be a 2024 election."

There will be - just as you see 'elections' in 1 party states and other shitholes. Even if Hillary wins and confirms an irreversible Democratic electoral majority there will still be 'elections' between Dems to decide who gets the nomination while the GOP goes through the motion. It would take at least an extra few decades before they feel confident enough (or even aware enough) to stop making any effort at keeping up appearances and doing away wtih any pretences to democracy.

If Hillary wins and the Democrat demographic majority quickly happens (wouldn't take much) then the real question is whether or not the Democratic Party will remain united or will itself split into either further-left vs 'centre'-left splinter parties or see the black vote fully break off and pointlessly try to stand up against the remaining - Hispanic+Cucks dominated - Democratic mainstream.

OpenID ymarsakar July 21, 2016 7:24 PM  

Trump's tweet last night - that was thanking Lyin' Ted.

Also I would need to clarify something. The reason why I don't believe the internet or Alt Right propaganda about attaching a title to Ted Cruz, that being the Lying or Crying one, is because I've seen people utilize Leftist propaganda like this before.

They did it to Palin and Bush II. Actually, I think some of you were the Democrat loyalists who helped them along, assuming you were old enough at the time. At the time, I analyzed the characters of Bush II and Palin, and the Leftist personal assassination of them were effective, but also false.

Because these same methods are copied by Trump's third pillar, the ALt Right alliance, gives me no reason to accept them as valid. Even if the Alt Right wins against the Left by adopting the Left and Islam's tricks, that is not going to last. Because some of us will ensure that all of you Burn, so to speak. It is not a pledge, merely a preference, like the way Trump prefers young wives or VDay here prefers to write/edit/publish real books.

Blogger Robert Divinity July 21, 2016 7:24 PM  

If Cruz's appeal to your conscience is not good because you don't have a conscience, well that is your problem.

The problem is Cruz is a conscienceless sociopath, quite likely a closeted homosexual who suffers from borderline personality disorder. If there is a final judgment that includes Hell, Cruz certainly will roast for eternity in it because he is pure, unadulterated evil. Fortunately, the vast majority of his supporters are good, decent people who finally saw the mask slip and will make sure he is driven from the public stage for eternity.

Blogger LurkingPuppy July 21, 2016 7:25 PM  

Josh Gold wrote:Cruz just

1. showed up Trump

2. killed Trump's election chances

3. rejuvenated his political career

4. showed the racist nationalist "conservatives" that the REAL conservatives are not defeated but in fact will come back stronger than ever

Is that what Cruzlims shout before they blow themselves up? Too long, not very catchy. Sad!

A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents wrote:Jonah Goldberg, the boy genius who was all in favor of Sarah Palin for VP and therefore a heartbeat from the Presidency,
She was the only candidate for President or Vice President in 2008 with any executive experience at all, and a heck of a lot better than McCain. But America voted for the more conservative candidate for President that year.

Blogger LurkingPuppy July 21, 2016 7:27 PM  

ymarsakar wrote:Trump is now the cuckservative candidate, since the GOP E backs them.
…BOOM

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 21, 2016 7:31 PM  

Ymarsakar,

Take two tablespoons of Immodium AD for fast relief from symptoms of verbal diarrhea. You know nothing about this crew.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 21, 2016 7:33 PM  

ymarsakar wrote:So which is it, people are booing calls to conscience and to the US Constitution because in their heart of hearts, they have already given up on America.

Fuck you, you useless, virtue-signalling gamma cuck.

"Anyone who doesn't like Cruz hates AMERIKA!!!"
As if Cruz were even American, let alone the quintessence of Americaness (Americanity?).

Cruz is a psychopath, a liar, a manipulator who has been playing the GOP right like a fiddle for 4 years. You're being played and you're thrilled to death about it.

Blogger Noah B July 21, 2016 7:50 PM  

I also don't get the butthurt from the trumpkins. Ted didn't out right endorse Trump?

Ted's endorsement would have helped Ted more than it would have helped Trump. Who knows, the publicity from Cruz' self-immolation may do more to drive undecideds toward Trump than an endorsement would have.

If there's any butthurt, it's over the fact that Lyin' Ted not only had many of us fooled for a (short) time, but also that he soundly bested his competition in Texas to win a Senate seat. For a man like this to represent our state is disgraceful.

Blogger Robert Divinity July 21, 2016 7:50 PM  

@110:

I hope that is a beautiful troll job.

Blogger Robert Divinity July 21, 2016 7:51 PM  

the publicity from Cruz' self-immolation may do more to drive undecideds toward Trump than an endorsement would have

I think this happened. Cruz suffers so much hubris that he may claim responsibility after Trump wins.

Anonymous Gen. Kong July 21, 2016 7:52 PM  

Do keep in mind that Cruzman-Sachs was anointed for the job by the Apostle-Imam Kenneth Copeland, who has the ear of Golden Dindu himself no doubt. Unfortunately the Cruzlims tend to start foaming when their dear leader is ridiculed - even more than Trumps faithful do.

Yes, it's entirely possible that Trump is the greatest con-man in the very long line of Repuke con-men stretching all the way back to the crooked old railroad shyster from Illinoise. We should not forget it, especially as folks like Uncle Sheldon are apparently supportive now. Teddy has all the markings of a Diabolical Narcissist - who tend to run for political office along with holding leadership roles in places like churches. Trump could be one too. He's been much better at hiding it though.

Blogger David The Good July 21, 2016 7:58 PM  

"Matthew Continetti ‏@continetti
The nationalists may very well take over the GOP for years to come. That doesn't mean conservatives should be quiet. @tedcruz won't be."

Damning. What's the opposite of a nationalist? He's openly claiming to be on the side of globalism.

Blogger David The Good July 21, 2016 7:59 PM  

I wish Rand had refused to endorse Romney last time around.

Blogger Malcolm MacCallum July 21, 2016 8:01 PM  

"Ah, I see. This is similar to the Islamic version in Pakistan, about homosexuality vis a vis little boys. It's not homosexuality if you are the one in the superior sexual power position, so to speak."

You're accidently correct.

The 'position of power' is indeed what is relevant.

This is the fact that renders your yawn inducing assertion that Trump's emphatic victory somehow, magically = Establishment cuckservative victory all the more yawn inducing. Because 'Trump accepted the position everyone in, and outside, of the party tried to deny him=we win TROLLOLOL!' or some Gamma cuck bullshit like that.

Christ, I've committed plenty of Gamma moments over my lifetime but the mentality of diehard #nevertrump! Cruz loyalists is absolutely beyond my comprehension.

Anonymous Gen. Kong July 21, 2016 8:08 PM  

Alexander came up with Teddy's 2020 campaign slogan I see…

Cruzman-Sachs: uniting the cuck and paranthetical-murikan wings of the Repuke party.

Now that's a platform the folks at Wm. F. Cuckley's Cuckservatard Review can proudly stand behind, or kneel before.

Blogger Robert Divinity July 21, 2016 8:13 PM  

@112

I harbor no illusions Donald Trump is incapable of fucking us raw dog. He simply is the best shot we've had in decades to avoid such a fate.

Cruz's meltdown was epic prose, and his toddling off to Uncle Sheldon only to be rebuffed was comedy as poetry. Is Trump more clever than Cruz and better able to hide his intentions? Of course, but so far we don't know that to be true.

My money still is on collapse and reprimitivism, but there is still glimmers of hope here and there.

Anonymous Ron Stew July 21, 2016 8:33 PM  

Lol at Ted Cruz and Ted Cruz fanboys

OpenID ymarsakar July 21, 2016 8:42 PM  

This is the fact that renders your yawn inducing assertion that Trump's emphatic victory somehow, magically = Establishment cuckservative victory all the more yawn inducing.
115
Victory? None of you are even dead. I seriously doubt it's a victory for them yet.

It might have been, if Cleveland union police had been capable of suspending open carry there. Although the Left's best hit squad had already been expended in Dallas. Somewhat questionable strategy.

Because 'Trump accepted the position everyone in, and outside, of the party tried to deny him=we win TROLLOLOL!' or some Gamma cuck bullshit like that.


I'll explain myself to the Average Masses, if I must. It's just amusing to me that the Alternative Right made such a big deal about cuckservatives, like say Tea Party backed Cruz. Well back when the TP was a thing and not dead under the IRS/ATF/Alphabet Soups.

It's like they think people are a bunch of Leftist zombies that only remember what they are told to remember. Well zombies are zombies for a reason, but humans with soul and free will in contact, do indeed remember what happened during and before the R primaries, Gold Man Sachs and GOP E.

Christ, I've committed plenty of Gamma moments over my lifetime but the mentality of diehard #nevertrump!

To correct you on this, I don't use Twitter and I'm not part of your Leftist inspired social media circle, irregardless of what you want to call it.

Btw, VoxDay, what is it you are objecting to by removing these comments anyway? My reply to the disappeared 105 comment and Stg was written, so don't blame me if people can't read em.

It's not me, I'm not ignoring you two or four.

Anonymous Gen. Kong July 21, 2016 8:45 PM  

Orville wrote:Cheeto Jesus? I thought that was Glenn Cuck. Lord Haw-Haw was a "guest" of the Germans when he mistakenly thought a French vacation during WWII was a good idea. Ayatollah Cruzlim is a true believer who just ignited his ideological bomb vest. Only problem is that it killed only his political career.

Moose-Limbs from Cuba-Canuckistan tend to be that way. Actually Moose-Limbs are blowing up all the time - often setting themselves off before getting to kill some kaffirs because they are likely dumber than they were back in Mad-Mo's day thanks to their dysgenic breeding practices (including animal 'husbandry').

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 21, 2016 8:53 PM  

WE WUZ SECRET GAMMA KANGZ

Anonymous Rhetoric Man July 21, 2016 8:58 PM  

ymarsaker...

"Which is fine, since the USA is going to hell..."

God will make the final call, not you. You can only speculate.

Blogger Student in Blue July 21, 2016 9:07 PM  

@Nate
i really don't get what the big deal is. This seems like a non-story to me. Its nothing to be heeping praise on him for... it was an extremely risky move that is likely to bite him in the ass severely.

I also don't get the butthurt from the trumpkins. Ted didn't out right endorse Trump?

So what?


When was the last time something like this happened?

Blogger rcocean July 21, 2016 9:19 PM  

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Blogger rcocean July 21, 2016 9:20 PM  

What's sad is that all these Cucks giving him the "I tip my hat to you, good sir" didn't support him when he needed it in 2015, and won't support him in 2020.

In 2020 Goldberg/Erickson/Lowry/et all will find someone even Cuckier to support.

Blogger rcocean July 21, 2016 9:22 PM  

And there goes my idea that Cruz was a 21st Century Nixon. Tricky Dick NEVER would pulled such a boner or given way to emotion.

Blogger Leo Little Book in Shenzhen July 22, 2016 12:59 AM  

Trump: The only candidate capable of rational self interest.

Anonymous SciVo July 22, 2016 1:10 AM  

David The Good wrote:Damning. What's the opposite of a nationalist? He's openly claiming to be on the side of globalism.

In his mind, the opposite of "nationalist" is "cosmopolitan". He's proud to be a Citizen of the World -- not parochial like all those... those... patriots (ew!).

Anonymous SciVo July 22, 2016 1:35 AM  

Malcolm wrote:If Hillary wins and the Democrat demographic majority quickly happens (wouldn't take much) then the real question is whether or not the Democratic Party will remain united or will itself split into either further-left vs 'centre'-left splinter parties or see the black vote fully break off and pointlessly try to stand up against the remaining - Hispanic+Cucks dominated - Democratic mainstream.

You're mental model is broken. The Democrats would get a locust majority for looting whatever is left of Already-Americans' patrimony, so blacks would split between patriots and Muslims. The patriots among our legacy blacks would join the beleaguered Republicans, and all the disaffected blacks would join the religion that sanctifies rape.

I suspect that the cucks will break off and join the Democrats regardless. No matter who wins in November, they just need the belly rubs of authoritarian baby-killing international socialists too much. "Who's my non-racist conservative? You're my non-racist! Good boy!"

Blogger Jay July 22, 2016 1:37 AM  

I used to be quite fond of Trump's anti-political correctness, and thus he was to me fresh air. But then I realized that sociopathic narcissists can be VERY politically incorrect. And according to Sam Vaknin, Trump probably is an NPD who probably won't keep his word on "building the wall".

And for those who think Cruz should "keep his word" to support the nominee, I just have this to say: Would you vote for someone who publicly maligns your wife, and accuses your father of dicey dealings in relation to Lee Harvey Oswald? If you would, you're an idiot. And an idiot with no self-respect.

OF COURSE Cruz won't support the nominee. He would have to emasculate himself to do that. And to a sociopath yet! If you guys believe Trump, I have ocean front property in Saskatchewan to sell you. Don't get me wrong, I think Hillary is worse. But let's not kid ourselves here. Trump is a bombastic little child.

Blogger AdognamedOp July 22, 2016 3:25 AM  

If Cruz was so offended by Trumps attack on his Family why the fk did he even give a speech at the Trump convention? He's the idiot.

Blogger G-S. July 22, 2016 8:11 AM  

Cruz2Lose2020!!

A worthy slogan. Clinton will be happy to face-off with him. It will make for 16 straight years of Democratic Party Presidents.

Blogger tz July 22, 2016 10:46 AM  

I'm waiting for Cruz to check into the Presidential Suite at a Trump property and trash the room.

OpenID ymarsakar July 22, 2016 2:36 PM  

God will make the final call, not you. You can only speculate.
122 Rhetoric Man
Assuming your god isn't Allah and Lucifer in disguise, of course. You can only speculate on that matter, absent higher inspiration.

The problem with calling good evil and evil good, is that eventually somebody is going to call it, and it may be a bluff or it may be accurate. Either way, human language means whatever those in power decides it means.

I don't think half the Christians that call themselves Christians, actually even know who Christ was nor how to emulate that supposed king of theirs. Then again Muslims in Africa are on the same boat, lacking a Caliph.

When was the last time something like this happened?-Student in Blue

Probably the last time an RNC Presidential hopeful threatened to bar someone from the RNC without an endorsement. Which might actually be something the RNC does a lot, but the Presidential whatever, isn't supposed to get his hands dirty doing that, especially on social media.

Cruz is probably trying to be clever and prove to his god and everybody else's god and King (Hussein or Clinton or Trump), that Cruz isn't going to lick Hussein or Trump's shoes just because he got beat. Being less powerful than a megalomania like Clinton or Hussein is one thing. Begging them for mercy and becoming a vassal, quite another.

OF COURSE Cruz won't support the nominee. He would have to emasculate himself to do that.-Jay

Cruz being at the RNC already means he is supporting the nominee. He's just not endorsing him, but Trump already knew that, before and after Trump threatened Cruz for his endorsement. The RNC is still pissed that Cruz refused to bow the knee, though, that's not how it works in that DC circle jerk.

Cruz also isn't saying a negative word about Trump, but Trump supporters "interpret" that to mean Cruz is evil and has hardened his heart for spite. Personally, I think Trump supporters have so much hate for Clinton and Hussein, they have displaced it on whomever they are allowed to hate. Which isn't gays or blacks, so white Hispanic Cruz qualifies, technically. A bit of projection, but that's okay since it makes them more useful in the war against the Leftist alliance. Somebody has to pull the trigger, and eventually their hate will either burn them out or it will make them into our useful shock troops.

Cruz is like the training wheels on the bicycle. People need that before they can allow themselves to hate their real enemies in America, and pull the trigger. Most Americans, even Trump voters who are white, can't pull the trigger or use violence. They can't justify it. But if they can justify hateful rhetoric, and implant it in their hearts, they can summon up the fury of the beast, sooner or later.

Blogger Stephen St. Onge July 22, 2016 6:28 PM  

        @126

        No, Cruz sure isn't Nixon.  And David Frum isn't the only person remembering Nelson Rockefeller.

        In 1964, Nixon tried for the Republican nomination, as did Rockefeller.  When Goldwater won, Rockie sat out the election, while Nixon campaigned for Goldwater.

        Nixon went on to be President.  Rockefeller went on to be an appointed vice President who was dumped from the ticket in 1976, in large part because Barry Goldwater opposed him.

        If Cruz was smart, he'd have either sucked it up and endorsed Trump, or stayed away from the convention and the campaign.  What a maroon.

OpenID ymarsakar July 25, 2016 12:10 PM  

If Cruz was smart, he'd have either sucked it up and endorsed Trump, or stayed away from the convention and the campaign. What a maroon.

Being stupid has its virtues. Such as being immune to the character assassination that he lawyered his way through the wording of various pledges and what not. Stupid people are too honest or slow or direct for that.

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