Blazing Cat Fur: “In Advance of Tonight’s Main Event, the Last 24 Hours Could Hardly Have Gone Better.”

Excerpts from Blazing Cat Fur, entitled, “Political Seppuku: Our American Friend on Ted Cruz De-Platforming Himself:”

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Last night Ted Cruz was given an opportunity to address the Republican National Convention, which the night before had nominated Donald Trump for President. Given a golden opportunity to enhance a fairly damaged and toxic reputation, Cruz proceeded to refuse to endorse Trump outright and was roundly booed off the stage in a political backlash rarely captured on live television.

Cruz had previously signed the pledge to support the eventual republican nominee. Not doing so, and in the most public way possible, only underscored the label with which Trump had tagged him during the primary season: Lyin’ Ted. Cruz seemed unable to perform against type and, in doing so, severely damaged, if not ended outright, his political career.

We all have bad judgment from time to time but it’s uncommon to see a monumental case of it being shown in public and with no self-awareness.

Cruz was widely condemned last night although a few dead enders of the dead end “Never Trump” bleated their approval. The neocons were happy because Trump has become their mortal enemy. They resent his getting traction with the American voter about not getting into useless wars hither and yon.

This morning Cruz attended the breakfast meeting of the Texas delegation in Cleveland and, as the saying goes, things went from bad to worse. He doubled down on his performance although he said he would never vote for Hillary. The delegation revolted and cheered and applauded one delegate who called him out for his dishonesty.

Media are besides themselves, once more, thinking this was a grievous wound to Trump. It was, of course, anything but. Trump allowed his bitter, pouting opponent a clear chance to make the best case for his own continued political relevance and he blew it.

Trump will speak tonight and the entire nation will be watching. Some speculate that he’ll mention Cruz, or refer to him without naming, but I think that unlikely. Tonight is the traditional start of the general campaign. Unlike the hapless Cruz, Donald Trump isn’t prone to throwing away opportunities.

Read the whole thing at Blazing Cat Fur.

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About GruntOfMonteCristo

Fearless and Devout Catholic Christian First, Loving Husband and Father Second, Pissed-Off Patriot Third, Rocket Engineer Dork Last.
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7 Responses to Blazing Cat Fur: “In Advance of Tonight’s Main Event, the Last 24 Hours Could Hardly Have Gone Better.”

  1. Adrienne says:

    It’s like I said, “You don’t mess with Donald or sexy Paul Manafort the Great. Heidi and Ted (in particular Heidi) think they’re sooooooo smart. Not.

  2. GrimmCreeper says:

    I agree that there’s no reason for Trump to bring up Cruz tonight. On what should be a big night for Trump, why cloud it with the stench of an angry and small delusional man? Cruz proved that the Lying Ted moniker he was branded with was terribly accurate.

  3. LL says:

    Ted who?

    • LL says:

      “a few dead enders of the dead end “Never Trump” bleated their approval. The neocons were happy because Trump has become their mortal enemy. They resent his getting traction with the American voter

      I have neocon friends who thought that Ted’s performance was brilliant and that he put Trump in his place. Those people are delusional, and while Trump might very well beat Hillary, I don’t think that Ted would have. I say that with honesty and no rancor.

      The never Trump neocons foam at the mouth at the sound of Trump’s name – and I frankly don’t understand why. He is for PROTECTING AMERICA from trade to terror and while he’s not stridently religious, neither was Reagan.

      • Absolutely delusional. Ben Shapiro joined their ranks when he bailed Breitbart and supported Michelle Fields in her very classy fake rape charge against the Trump campaign (and against Breitbart). I LOVE how the remaining crew at Breitbart have endulged themselves in gently making fun of Ben ever since.

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