September 26, 2016

WHEN YOU LOOK INTO TED CRUZ, TED CRUZ LOOKS BACK:

Glenn Beck Breaks Up With Ted Cruz Over His Donald Trump Endorsement (Andrew Kirell, 09.26.16, Daiy Beast)

[W]hen Cruz finally appeared, via telephone, on the The Glenn Beck Radio Program, it was clear that Beck was wondering: What had I just wasted a year of my life on?

Wistfully comparing the senator's infamous RNC speech--in which he refused to endorse Trump, instead imploring voters to "vote their conscience"--to a speech from legendary orator Charles Sumner, Beck pointedly asked: "Am I supposed to now vote for him or am I supposed to vote for my conscience?"

Cruz stumbled to comfort his old friend. [...]

"For the very first time I heard Ted Cruz calculate. And when that happened, the whole thing fell apart for me," he lamented. "It's my fault for believing men can actually be George Washington. It's my fault."

And then made a jaw-dropping admission: Maybe Marco Rubio would've been better.

"I should have said, 'You know who can win, you know who could beat Hillary Clinton? Marco Rubio,'" he said, seemingly unaware that just moments before he spoke of the futility of supporting politicians. "'He's a different kind of politician, he's young politician, he's a Hispanic, he can win. Let's go for it.'" (Oddly enough, Marco Rubio capitulated and endorsed Trump months before Cruz ever did.)

And then his regrets turned to anger. He suggested Cruz would now attempt to shame him and others for refusing to vote for either major-party nominee. "Why don't you just cover me in a bucket of blood?" he shouted.

"The interview pissed me off," he later asserted. "That was so calculated that it was stunning to me.

"I think I have to apologize and say, maybe, perhaps, those of you who said Ted Cruz is calculating and a smarmy politician, I think I may have to slightly agree with you and apologize for saying, 'No, he wasn't.'"

His politics are as deplorable as the man, so Mr. Beck can't get off the hook that easily.

Posted by at September 26, 2016 3:32 PM

  

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