Suddenly “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz thinks Donald Trump is OK, after all. Cruz seemed to have ended his political career at the Republican Convention, telling people to “vote their conscience,” instead of voting for the party’s nominee. The crowd loudly booed. As Cruz was ending his speech, Trump entered the hall, to cheers, and Cruz just slinked away. In fact, he and his wife had to be escorted out of the hall by security.

The headlines said it all:

USA Today: After bitter battles, Ted Cruz says he will vote for Donald Trump.
Washington Examiner: Cruz caves. . .
Politico: Feeling the squeeze. . .
Washington Examiner: Cruz Supporters Alarmed. . .
Washington Post: Cruz Reverses himself. . .
Dallas Morning News: Ted Cruz backs down. . .
CNBC: Ted Cruz Caves. . .
Daily Mail: Ted Cruz reverses himself. . .
Time: . . .Despite Bitter Rivalry
CNN: . . .Cruz in a Bind
Dead Spin: Ted Cruz Planning to Cuck Himself
PoliticusUSA: Ted Cruz Just Committed Career Suicide. . .
Independent Journal Review: “Cruzers” Freaking Out. . .
MyStatesman: . . .battered by Texas Republicans. . .
BizPac Review: Cruz Supporters Worry. . .

Even after the convention, Cruz said he refused to endorse anyone who would attack his wife and father. As you might recall, a political action committee supporting Cruz’ campaign attacked Trump’s wife, showing a nude picture and asking if she was worthy of being First Lady. Trump responded by forwarding a tweet, suggesting that nobody would want to see Cruz’ wife naked.

Then, near the end of the campaign, Trump quoted a story from the National Enquirer, saying that Cruz’ father may have been involved in the assassination of President Kennedy. Cruz couldn’t take any more, and dropped out of the race.

Under the headline, “Cruz caves, endorses Trump,” the conservative Washington Examiner reported the news.

Sen. Ted Cruz announced Friday that he was voting for Donald Trump for president, ending a months-long holdout, according to multiple reports.

“After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump,” Cruz wrote on Facebook. “I’ve made this decision for two reasons. First, last year, I promised to support the Republican nominee. And I intend to keep my word.”

He continued, “Second, even though I have had areas of significant disagreement with our nominee, by any measure Hillary Clinton is wholly unacceptable — that’s why I have always been #NeverHillary.”

The Republican nominee never apologized for his campaign’s attacks on Cruz’s wife and father during the primary, and hasn’t become any more conservative on key policies than he was previously. . .

Cruz, who cultivated the image of a conservative firebrand who doesn’t back down under pressure, will likely disappoint some of his biggest boosters.

Steve Deace, a talk radio show host in Iowa who endorsed Cruz in the 2016 primary, predicted that endorsing Trump without anything to show for it would diminish his future presidential prospects.

Cruz had stuck to his guns under increasing pressure. But then, last week, Trump met with Cruz, saying he would support Cruz’ fight against ICANN, according to Business Insider.

On October 1, oversight of ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) — a non-profit organisation that manages certain internet functions — will transfer from the US government to an international consortium of stakeholders.

This has been on the books for years — but some US Republican politicians are now pushing to derail the transfer via a vote in Congress. Spearheading efforts is failed wannabe Republican presidential candidate and Texas senator Ted Cruz, who has warned gravely that “if Congress fails to act, the Obama administration intends to give away control of the internet to an international body akin to the United Nations” — with dangerous consequences for free speech and censorship online.

Trump’s campaign is backing Cruz’s attempts, with Miller saying that “the Republicans in Congress are admirably leading a fight to save the Internet this week, and need all the help the American people can give them to be successful.”

Since then, the Cruz endorsement was generally expected. In fact, the betting site, PredictIt, opened up a market in whether Cruz would endorse Trump yesterday afternoon, pricing the odds at 37 cents. The price remained there until 10am today. At the end of the day, bettors will get a dollar for their 37 cents—in one day. That’s 270% profit.

That was considered a long-shot yesterday, since there had been so much bad blood between Trump and Cruz. If you’ve forgotten, here are a few examples—video available at the link.

Plenty of Republicans have announced their support for Donald Trump after saying nasty things about him. Marco Rubio called Trump a “con man.” Chris Christie dismissed him as the “entertainer in chief.” Both are now on board. But nobody’s support for Trump seemed as unlikely as Ted Cruz’s. . .

Behold: Nine truly awful things Ted Cruz and Donald Trump have done to or said about one another:

1. Trump retweeted an unflattering photo of Cruz’s wife, Heidi, juxtaposed with his wife, Melania.
2. Trump threatened to “spill the beans” on Heidi Cruz.
3. Trump suggested that Cruz’s father may have been involved in the Kennedy assassination.
4. Cruz said Trump “slandered” his wife. And that he’s not a “servile puppy dog.”
5. Cruz called Trump a “sniveling coward.”
6. Cruz said Trump is a “pathological liar,” “utterly amoral” and a “serial philanderer.”
7. Trump breathed life into the Cruz “birther” conspiracy.
8. Trump said he wouldn’t even accept Cruz’s endorsement.
9. Trump attacked Cruz’s faith.


  1. Cruz is a coward. Wants to please the GOP more than he wants to be loyal to his family. If I was his wife he would be packing his bags

      • And where does family come in? Where does honoring your wife, children and father come in? Going to throw your family under the bus ?

        • He should have thought about that before he signed the pledge. The things you mentioned certainly are important.

          If Cruz is so smart why didn’t he plan ahead?

          • You must have a VERY DIFFERENT opinion of what genuine means, your opinion appears to be the exact opposite of 99.9% of the population.

            • There’s no such thing as an opinion that 99,9% of the population believes. There are more devil worshipers than that!

            • I won’t disagree with you.When I see him with different families I see a person who cares. Maybe it is fake. It seems real to me.

              He certainly doesn’t have to be with people (Stein family, etc.) After all he’s made it in life. Plush life. Then he decided to run.

            • ” After all he’s made it in life”, most people could make it in life if they had received $25 million from their father. Where would you be now if 20 years ago someone handed you $25 million? I bet you would not be bragging about being deplorable, would you?

            • Lottery winners are handed millions but are soon broke. Broke. Broke.

              Trump never received 25 million. No one. No one.. No one knows how much he inherited. Whatever he inherited he turned it into billions. Employed 10s of thousands of people.

          • “U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has taken a massive hit in a new favorability poll among likely Texas voters. More than 60 percent of those polled said they had an unfavorable opinion of the freshman senator. The poll also shows the incumbent senator in a statistical tie in a hypothetical race against Democrat U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro”

      • I totally do not believe that half of Trump supporters are deplorable, however, I do believe that HE is, and I don’t understand how good people who are looking for a change from the political status quo, can find anything to like in this hate filled bigot and misogynist.

          • Hmmmmm in my opinion you are certainly correct in part of your statement he is an “ole boy” not a good anything.

            • Totally agree! Lord I hope I didn’t imply anything else. That’s what I’ve been trying to say . People seem to be saying that he is trustworthy and genuine because he isn’t a politician. Couldn’t be further from the truth.

            • She is a politician and they all slant things their own way, some more some less. I don’t like it much but , it is what it is. Is Trump honest? Hell no! What do you call a person who doesn’t pay taxes in our world? A criminal ,and sometimes an inmate. He is wrong on so many levels I don’t have time to list them.

            • Is Hillary a crimina? Comey said she lied to the American people. But she didn’t lie under oath. Does that make it ok?

            • Lying is lying, and never ok. But, Trump calling her a liar is the pot calling the kettle black. That said, Hillary is my choice, in spite of the mistakes she has made beacuase she is not a hate filled bigot, and because she has the experience to run this country.

            • Anybody who takes millioms from Saudi and screws over the Haitian people is a huge bigot. She just winks and could care less about the American people.

              Yes she has has Experience. But it is terrible experience.

              The liberal media hates Trump and will do and say anything to get him defeated.

            • Ok so this is going to be my last response, you are intitled to your opinion, but honestly for everything you can say against Hillary, I can show evidence of something I think is much worse against Trump, what you mentioned about Saudi Arabia and Haiti is NOT bigotry. Bigotry is an intolerance of those different from you. Misogyny is a contempt , distrust, dislike of women. I am a woman and the statements he has made against women sicken me. He is a serial philanderer, obviously has no respect for the institute of marriage, the women he has been married to, or the children he has conceived through those marriages, who suffered because of the public dissolution and the private discord. AND DON’T YOU DARE TELL ME THAT HILLARY IS AS BAD BECAUSE OF HER HUSBANDS INFIDELITY! She was the victim! AND DON’T YOU DARE TELL ME THAT SHE SAID BAD THINGS ABOUT THE WOMEN HE CHEATED WITH , THE WOMEN THAT KNEW HE WAS MARRIED! Most women, including myself, would react the same way, and some reactions would be much worse than saying bad things. Terrible experience? What is terrible experience? She made some mistakes, she made errors in judgement, but terrible experience I think not, that doesn’t make sense. A terrible experience is some thing happened to you, you know like John McCain having a terrible experience as a prisoner of war, you know the one that disqualifies him (according to DT) from being a war hero because he was captured. I watched that debate, all of it, I watch some of his rallies, I read his comments on twitter, I don’t need a ” liberal media” to tell me what to think about him, I see it with my own eyes. Thank you for the discussion.

            • I can tell your a very Honest and Caring person. To bad you decided you didn’t want to communicate with me.

            • Thank you Tahimik. As to my decision to end the discussion, I feel that there really is no place for the conversation to go. I’m not going to change my opinion, and you aren’t going to change yours, and I fear that continuing to discuss is going to eventually lead to frustration and then anger. I don’t remember if I have said this to you before, but I have friends who support Trump, and I truly am having some trouble trusting them because of how strongly I feel about Trumps name calling, fat shaming, mocking and bigotry. One in particular is a person I also do business with, and I am honestly considering taking my business elsewhere. I am very distressed by this persons acceptance of all that, and by supporting him, I don’t see how she can’t. Call me crazy but atrocious acts have been committed by leaders with Trumps similar ideas, and that scares me. You seem like a nice person too but, I honestly fear that will change because I just can’t get that element out of my head.

            • Personally I wouldn’t take my business some place else. I mean you can do what you want but I won’t go somewhere else unless you want to.

              I really believe the politicians, both parties, slap each other on the back in DC. Then go before the camera and say whatever. Both party leaders are, in my opinion, showmen. They’ve made it. There in a select group.

              We, the average hard working people, get worked up about politics. I don’t see them sweating it. I don’t see them worrying about a crisis. Did you see on a daily basis politicians from both parties standing in front of microphones yelling about the coming economic crisis.

              Yes, someone will display an article, which no one reads,saying the economic crisis was coming. But I didn’t hear them nightly talking about it. Did you?

            • I probably won’t take my business elsewhere, but I really have thought about it. I mentioned it as an example of how passionate I am about this presidential race. I do agree with you about the political machine in Washington, but, I think that the two parties do stay pretty close to their agenda. Democrats align themselves with ideals that I support, republicans don’t, that is pretty much my reasoning. That being said, I have never felt so strongly against a republican candidate as I do Trump because he is anti everything I believe in .

            • I’d never try to convince ysomethingnge your opinion either.

              At one point I was opposed to Trump too. Then I listened to what he meant and not what he said. I realized how corrupt those past, and present, politicians were. I think we’ve all known this but Trump had the microphone to actually say it.

              Finally someone was saying something I’d thought about for years. The Bush family, etc (insiders) didn’t like the new guy. It was supposed to be their babies, Jebs, turn. So they were mad.

            • I am a very literal person, I mean what I say and say what I mean, I don’t understand how you listen to what he means. How do you know what he means? Assuming is much like jumping to conclusions, and more often than not leads down the wrong path of understanding another persons words or actions.

              Just yesterday, some of the top news stories about him were the 1995 loss he indicated on his tax return for that year. The law suit about the rape of the the 13 year old, now with a new witness, his nasty sexist comments to staffers on the Apprentice, and, (although the list is not complete), his request to his supporters to vote and then go to certain other areas to “observe” voters. Someone is going to get hurt because so e of his supporters will take that to mean they need to spot and stop Hillary voters.

            • I’m sure you know that his loss was for over years and not just in one year. He did report the loss in 1995 but that wasn’t a 1 years loss.

              As I said I’d never try and convince you to agree with Trump. I do know the media, like the establishment, hates Trump. They don’t just dislike him they hate him.

              They certainly have reason to fear him. They, like the establishment, have been on the gravey train for a long time. They don’t want their boat to be rocked. They like what they are getting.

              Plus he hasn’t followed the traditional path to the presidency.

            • I’m sure you know the loss was over years. Hopefully the media you listen to pointed that out.

              There are very few businesses that don’t go through hard times. Apple sure had its share of problems. Bill Gates had his share. His taxes show huge losses.

              I don’t know enough to comment on the 13 year old. I do know ten of thousands of his employees are very happy.

              I’m sure the establishment and the media hate Trump. They won’t print anything but negative comments. After all they don’t want their gravey train to be disrupted.

            • I’m not sure that I ever paid attention to the details of the loss, but then it doesn’t really matter. Except that I don’t think that kind of loss points to what a good business man he is.What matters to me is his attitude toward it. He is so smug, so proud of himself for taking advantage of the tax law that allows that to happen. I don’t know about you, but I struggle to pay my taxes, in the years before retirement there were times when it was a real hardship. It makes me furious to see him smirking about his being so “smart”.

              The 13 year old was obviously not an employee she was a child that he and another known pedophile raped .

            • I don’t believe he raped anyone. That sounds like stories about Clinton supposedly using hand signs to the moderator. Or her having an ear piece. That isn’t true.

              Plenty of good businesses people struggle. As I’ve said Jobs and Gates had their tough times.

            • If you checked out the court papers thru the link the I included, you would see that I got this (purposefully), thru Snopes, the internet fact checking website . I actually don’t believe Hillary has even mentioned this in her campaign. As to the loss, as I said before, I don’t have a problem with his business struggles, truth is, I don’t really care. What I care about is that he is hiding his tax returns.

            • Strange. I replied to your post twice but neither time did it post. Maybe there is a cut off time.

              Anyway, I’d said I don’t have enough knowledge about the 13 year old to comment. I’d said I’m sure you know that huge loss was over many years and not one year.

              Even Gates and Jobs had rough years. Many rough years.They, like Trump, stuck it out. Tens of thousands of employees are glad they did.

              I see Trump as an employer. A successful businessman. I think we need someone like him. Especially when picking a supreme court judge.

              He was a Democrat so I know he’ll pick a moderate judge.

            • There’s no time limit, but there are sometimes glitches.

              As for judges, Trump has provided long lists of people he would consider for judge, and none of them were anywhere near “moderate.” The lists were meant to be a commitment to conservatives.

            • Actually your replies did post, all of them. I replied to the first one from yesterday. As to him pickinging a more moderate judge, I don’t think that is true at all, if you believe what he says, he is going to wipe away all the human rights progress that has been made over the last several years

        • Trump said a lot of things to get noticed. He wouldn’t have had to had the field not been so big. Yes, he hurt some feelings. But the country can survive.

          I listened to a Hillary lover who claimed she’s the next best thing to sliced bread. That she’s helped so many people out of plain kindness.

          Well, I believe you’ll see in the debate a compassionate Trump. Hard nosed but compassionate.

          • Tahimik, there is a huge problem with your theory of “a compassionate Trump”. It’s very hard to tell when Trump is telling the truth. No it’s not, when he opens his mouth, lies just roll out. If there is such a thing as a compassionate lie, maybe we will hear it.

            • The news told of Trumps false claims and Hillary’s false claims. All those running for off have said things that are technically false.

              One has to vote for the person whose lies they like the best.

              Golden boy Ryan doesn’t tell the truth either.

            • YES!
              Can Donald Trump be trusted, NO, and 3500 lawsuits against him for dishonest business practices proves the fact that Trump is not honest and that he can not be trusted. Example, at the present time there are three, count them, three class action lawsuits against him for racketeering in connection with Trump University. Bloomberg news reports “The racketeering lawsuit alleges that Trump University was part of a four-year scheme by Trump to make tens of millions of dollars by falsely telling prospective students that they would be taught his real estate secrets by handpicked instructors at an “elite” university equivalent to Wharton Business School”. Donald Trump has been named in at least 169 federal lawsuits. How many times has Clinton been sued? ZERO. How much more proof do I need to provide showing that Trump is NOT HONEST AND CAN NOT BE TRUSTED?????

            • Ok. I guess you don’t know that Clinton lied, according to Comey, to the American people but not under oath. That is a fact. So I guess that is fine with you.

              I guess you didn’t know that Hillary was under federal investigation. I guess you didn’t know that had Comey been in charge during the Watergate time that there wouldn’t have even been an investigation.

              In other words Clinton is as guilty as sin but no charges were brought because of Comey. But that’s ok with you because you hate Trump.

              By the way when Trump said she just used African Americans why didn’t she even disagree?

            • “I guess you didn’t know that had Comey been in charge during the Watergate time that there wouldn’t have even been an investigation”, thanks for the laugh, you are grasping for straws with that one..

          • Personally, I don’t think there is a compassionate bone in Trumps body, but, that being said, I just can’t see how trying to get noticed means it’s ok to spew hate filled rhetoric and insults. Is that ok just for him? Or does the same rule apply for everyone? I am a Hillary supporter, and I don’t necessarily think that she is the greatest thing since “sliced bread”,but I do think she knows what she is doing and is fit and experienced for the job of President of the United States. I don’t blindly trust her, or any,politician. Quite frankly I don’t get the trust Trump supporters put in him just because he isn’t a politician, he has destroyed some of the people that have done business with him. He has never struggled, and shows day in and day out that he has not a clue what it is like to be someone whose father didn’t hand them a million dollars to get started upon graduating from college.
            Corporate America is no more trustworthy than the political machine.

            • Your right that corporate America isn’t trustworthy. But Remember the politicians wrote the rules for corporate America. In other words Hillary (pick a politician) talk a tough game but bend to the wishes of corporate America.

              If you believe in Hillary so be it. But I’m glad to read that you don’t blindly follow her. It wouldn’t do me any good to say negative things about her as you believe she’ll do better. I don’t.

              It is true she has the experience. I can’t deny that. We all want experience when it comes to doctors. But If her experience is so great why are we still fighting poverty (pick a problem). We started that back in Johnsons time. She’s had 30 years to fix the economy, poverty, etc. But we still have the same problems. In 30 more years will probably still have the same problems. If we keep dc oing the same things, right?

            • I’m really happy that our own personal debate here, has not gone south and turned into who can hurl the best insult. Moving forward, I have to say that I thought the 30 year statement by Trump last night was silly and I think that still. Let’s think about what she has been doing for the last 30 years. In 1986 she was Arkansas First Lady then FLOTUS from 1993 to 2001. She became senator in 2001 and remained until 2009. Finally, she was Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. So, she did not have any real dealings in national or foreign policy until 2001, 15 years ago, now, how much influence or power does one senator have? The answer to that is not nearly enough to “fix” the economy, poverty, etc. My husband, who works construction, lost a job of 27 years in the first years of the housing crisis that Trump cheered for because it was good “business” . This is something he admitted to last night by the way. He also admitted that he works the system in terms of his many bankruptcies. One of his ideas regarding the national debt is to try to negotiate it down, and default if nessesary, that would destroy this country’s economy and lots of us middle class people at the same time. My husband and I are of retirement age, if the Dow falls the way it did back then, we will not be able to live independently. I doubt that congress, even controlled by the GOP as it is now, will allow any of that to happen should the unthinkable occur and he be elected, but the thought of it sure scares me. That being said, other issues I have with Donald are his racism, misogyny, and temperment . Honestly the man scares me to death.

            • Believe it or not – As a matter of fun and just to see if he could do it – D.J. Trump wanted to make his play at becoming President of the U.S. If he could, just like anyone of us he would like to implement his idea of changing things for the better – while his longing is to:
              “Make America Great Again!” Nieve or not, I believe him. Rough as he is, at least lately, for better or for worse – he finds himself apologizing. It takes a man with regret for saying the wrong thing at the wrong times to do that. I gradually found myself respecting his nature and feel personally that he has the experience as a dealmaker, as well as having been one who has definitely made many mistakes and experienced failure many times in his life in order to gain experience to keep moving on to success – instead of giving up like many others do and have done. Being a fellow warrior and a veteran, he has inspired me to believe he would make a very fine, UNBIASED, U.S. President!

            • You forgot to add total sleeze. I’m not a vet but my father and my son were and I thank you for your service. That being said I would never vote for someone who has said the things about women he has. Did you hear the news on Friday? I’m sorry this behavior goes beyond making mistakes. This is a HUGE character flaw.

      • The GOP establishment sees Trump for what he is, the deplorables have their eyes and ears closed so they can not see or hear the real Trump. That makes the deplorables worse than Trump. It’s called “party before country”.

        • No way. The GOP doesn’t like it that Trump didn’t kiss their butts. This was their boys turn to run for office. I’m talking about Jeb Bush. So their mad. Their going to take their toys and go home.

          Yes, I’m a proud deplorable. Just a hard hat guy. Not one of you elite people.

          By the way Country always comes first. That’s why Trump is running.

          • Trump has never, never, never put Country before self, in fact if you look at his history, he has never put anything above himself. When he gets tired of his wife he look for a replacement just like most people shop for a new car.

    • Had to laugh at your “Country before self” comment. Cruz has NEVER said/done/acted anyway other than Self before Country. There are many republican politicians that prove themselves to be party before Country, but Cruz is much worse than the average republican politician with his “Self before Country”.

      • I certainly agree with you now with his current pull back on endorsement. Obviously he has never said anything distasteful. Yuck

  2. The big Cruz supporters may be miffed, however Cruz either endorsed Trump or his political career would be over.

  3. One vote. TRump needs to show he is ” Presidential “.
    Sorry but the average voter still wants to be proud of our Leaders’s characters. WE don’t want other countries to say ” Look at USA leaders !” in disgust.

  4. Why Ted, why? You should have stuck to your believes and kept your integrity in check! I too am disappointed.

  5. Ted is only endorsing Little Donnie Lump because he knows Drumpf is losing this election and he is getting ready for 2020. He knows the party will not support a candidate who refused to endorse the last candidate no matter how badly he lost.

    Ted Cruz was the one candidate who might have been as bad as Der Führer Drumpf. Drumpf believes in nothing and stands for nothing (except enriching himself). Cruz, on the other hand, is a theocrat. Drumpf panders to the religious right, including the Christian Reconstructionists, but he is not one of them. Cruz and his father, who would be the power behind the throne, are Christian Reconstructionists or at least Christian Dominionists.

    If you are not sure about the difference between Christian Reconstructionists and Christian Dominionists it basically boils down to exactly how closely they are followers of RJ Rushdoony. Reconstructionists would stone disobedient children at the city gate. Dominionists probably would have church leaders seriously council the child. Then if he did not reform, they would stone him at the city gate the next time he talked back to his parents.

    If Cruz (and father) were to get into power public schools would be closed as soon as they could get funding eliminated. If Cruz is a Reconstructionist he would probably want all children with two living parents home-schooled. Dominionists would allow Christian schools if home-schooling was not practical.

    Christian Reconstuctionists only recognize three authorizes below God: the family Father, the Church, and the government. Yes, in that order. The only roles for government are national defense and suppressing crime. Some Reconstructionists allow only enforcing fair weights and measures in suppressing crime.

    Christian Dominionists, on the other hand, want to conquer Seven Mountains. The seven mountains are areas of society like entertainment, schools, and governement. Both are based on a movement Dutch Calvinist World View.

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