Washington Post: Say, Why Do So Many Republicans Hate Ted Cruz?

I’m guessing this is meant to be a soft hit-piece on Senator Ted Cruz as he runs for President, but, it perfectly explains why he’s so popular with the Conservative base

A lot of people just don’t like Ted Cruz. How come that’s okay with him?

Ted Cruz has been branded a “wacko bird” by a Senate colleague and a “jackass” by the former speaker of the House. A GOP consultant labeled him a show horse, and a strategist for a rival presidential campaign called him the Mitt Romney of 2016 — the Republican no other Republican can stand.

“I just don’t like the guy,” former president George W. Bush, Cruz’s old boss, told supporters at a fundraiser for his brother Jeb Bush last month.

The list of GOP politicians and operatives willing to take open shots at Cruz has grown long: Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, former House speaker John A. Boehner (Ohio), Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), fellow Texas Sen. John Cornyn, Sen. John Thune (S.D.), former senator Tom Coburn (Okla.) — and on and on.

Cruz does not appear to be bothered. The senator and presidential candidate seems to relish the fact that so many fellow Republicans love to hate him. On the trail, the Texas Republican fondly recounts his skirmishes. His campaign blasts out fundraising e-mails quoting the critical words. When Boehner called Cruz a jackass, his campaign’s solicitation quoted him as saying, “I will wear it as a badge of honor because I refuse to join their club.” A super PAC supporting Cruz released a radio spot Tuesday boasting that Boehner referred to Cruz as a “a pain in the you-know-what.”

It’s a long, long, long article, which doesn’t ever seem to actually reach out to Ted Cruz to find out “why”. Down lower in the article we read

To some supporters, Cruz’s skirmishes make the candidate more attractive.

“He’s hated by the political establishment,” said Chart Westcott, a Dallas biotech investor and Cruz donor. “He’s got that original outsider status, and that’s what I love and has made him attractive to so many swaths of Americans.”

And there’s one of your answer. He’s standing against the GOP establishment, which has consistently sold out the GOP voting base. They campaign on promises, then fail to keep them, sometimes not even bothering to attempt to keep them. Sometimes going against them. Ted Cruz stands on principle, and does his best to keep to those principles.

The article is an attempt to tell the casual voter just how much certain Republicans hate Ted Cruz. For the Conservative voters, it reinforces why we support Cruz, and why we dislike the GOP Establishment.

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5 Responses to “Washington Post: Say, Why Do So Many Republicans Hate Ted Cruz?”

  1. Dana says:

    My concern is that, if he is elected President, Ted Cruz might not be able to get as much done as he should because he would encounter more resistance from a Republican leadership which just plain doesn’t like him.

    And I can see why they don’t like him: he doesn’t mince words, and when he sees a fellow Republican who’s a wimp or a mush, he says so, rather than hiding behind gentility. This is what Donald Trump is doing as well, and we can all see how popular Mr Trump has become.

  2. Dana says:

    Oh, and for the record, I will vote for Mr Cruz if he becomes our party’s nominee, but he’s not the candidate I support at the moment.

  3. john says:

    Teach why not tell us why YOU think only 4% of GOP poll for Cruz?

  4. david7134 says:

    Lets see, any person running against Hillary has my vote. She is a vile, lying, corrupt person that thinks of herself as an elite and will further the elite cause if elected. The question is why can’t the Dems see this and understand she represent everything that is the antithesis to their cause.

  5. Jeffery says:

    Tailgunner Ted is a 23%er leader. The Democrats would prefer that the Cuban-Canadian Cruz be the candidate, but it’s hard to win a national election with 23% of the voters on your side. Clinton probably contributes to his campaign!

    Rafael Cruz was born in Canada to a Cuban father and an American citizen mother and 23%ers claim he is very obviously eligible to be President.

    President Obama was born in the United States to a Kenyan father and an American citizen mother and 23%ers (including Mr. Trump) claimed he was very obviously ineligible to be President.

    Why the flip-flop?

    It’s easy to see why Tailgunner Ted is so popular with the 23%. No compromise with the majority! Pass a balanced budget amendment! Ban abortions! Global warming is a hoax (kill the dune lizard!!). Social Security is a Ponzi scheme! Ban the IRS and make everyone pay a flat tax! But mostly it’s because he is so pseudo-tough with the libs, squishes and rinos.

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