July 21, 2016

YOU KNOW YOU'VE MADE A TRAGIC ERROR...:

Anger grips Republican convention as Cruz snubs Trump (Simon Carswell, 7/21/16, Irish Times)

The freshman Texas senator, a conservative firebrand famed for his rebellious streak and unpopularity in Congress, was booed from stage after he told Republicans to vote their conscience in the November 8th election and declined to offer his endorsement of the New York businessman.

He sparked scenes of fury around the convention hall and one of the most dramatic moments at a modern US political party convention. It was a level of vitriol not seen since 1964 when New York governor Nelson Rockefeller was booed after calling on Republicans to repudiate ideological extremists.

The clash undermined renewed efforts by the party to restore order to a Republican convention already shaken by internal revolts and a plagiarism scandal involving Mr Trump's wife Melania.

The refusal of a prime-time speaker at a national convention to back the party's presidential nominee is highly unusual and followed a number of speakers last night who supported Mr Trump but barely mentioned his name during their addresses to the Republican gathering.


..when a man with none can plausibly lecture you about conscience.

Posted by at July 21, 2016 11:23 AM

  

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