For some reason, people were upset about Sarah Palin endorsing Donald Trump. Ted Cruz’s campaign people, when asked, were all like…
“I think it [would] be a blow to Sarah Palin, because Sarah Palin has been a champion for the conservative cause, and if she was going to endorse Donald Trump, sadly, she would be endorsing someone who’s held progressive views all their life on the sanctity of life, on marriage, on partial-birth abortion,” Cruz campaign spokesman Rick Tyler said on CNN’s “New Day.”
Bristol Palin was all like…
After hearing what Cruz is now saying about my mom, in a negative knee-jerk reaction, makes me hope my mom does endorse Trump. Cruz’s flip-flop, turning against my mom who’s done nothing but support and help him when others sure didn’t, shows he’s a typical politician. How rude to that he’s setting up a false narrative about her!
Here’s the rub. Ted Cruz’s actual response? The man himself?
I love @SarahPalinUSA Without her support, I wouldn't be in the Senate. Regardless of what she does in 2016, I will always be a big fan.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 19, 2016
Suddenly, Bristol changed her tune.
Thank you, Ted, for your Tweet. As I mentioned in my original post, I have always liked Sen. Cruz and his wife — they were kind to me when we met a while back.
Okay, I’ll be honest. I’m definitely more disappointed in the Palins than Cruz seems to be. I have and will continue to defend Sarah Palin when people make fun of her child with Down’s Syndrome or unfairly characterize her with quotes that she never even made. Okay? Okay.
But I also have a serious problem with the systematic dumbing down of Conservatism simply to transform it into reactionary populism. I can only take so many “I’m in it to win it!” or “Rock and rollers and holy rollers!” or “Obama leads from behind” buzz-phrases before I become exhausted with the lack of substance. My patience is wearing thin. I think a lot of Americans are ready to just put all of these people in “time out.”
And that brings me to my ultimate problem with this circus. Too many decisions are being made entirely out of anger. Donald Trump loved Ben Carson, until he compared him to a pedophile. He loved Ted Cruz, until he threatened to file suit against him. He loved Ronda Rousey until she publicly stated she wasn’t voting for him. If Palin had endorsed Cruz instead, would there be any doubt as to the horrible things Donald Trump would say about her? Be honest with yourself here.
Bristol loved Ted Cruz until she didn’t because of something personal. But now because of something else personal, she’s okay with him again.
Just too many decisions clearly not made on principle, level-headedness or reason, but entirely based on anger and personal, temporary sentiment. Pretty much the definition of “the dark side.”
Now, he has his flaws, but in this instance, in this altercation, Ted Cruz was the only one who refused to partake. So please, take off your blinders for a second, one second. You may be a Trump guy, you may be a Carson gal, you may be a Rubio fan. In this instance, one person was attacked through the media, it blew up to the front cover of anywhere, and he was the only one who turned the other cheek.
Sincere question, does that count for anything with you anymore? Comment below or tweet me @Scrowder