The other day, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, who was ridiculed by Donald Trump during the 2016 Republican presidential primary and who called Trump a"sniveling coward" and "a big, loud New York bully," wrote a piece for Time magazine saying the President is just what the doctor ordered.
No wonder so many Americans distrust politicians. That point was made by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large, in an analysis today about Cruz' "ode to Trump" published in Time's new feature on the 100 most influential people of 2018.
Wrote Cruz, "The same cultural safe spaces that blinkered coastal elites to candidate Trump’s popularity have rendered them blind to President Trump’s achievements on behalf of ordinary Americans. While pundits obsessed over tweets, he worked with Congress to cut taxes for struggling families. While wealthy celebrities announced that they would flee the country, he fought to bring back jobs and industries to our shores. While talking heads predicted Armageddon, President Trump’s strong stand against North Korea put Kim Jong Un back on his heels.
"President Trump is doing what he was elected to do: disrupt the status quo. That scares the heck out of those who have controlled Washington for decades, but for millions of Americans, their confusion is great fun to watch."
Cruz' pandering comments are interesting given the fact that during the campaign Trump "called Ted Cruz a liar, not-so-subtly suggested Cruz's wife was unattractive and floated the possibility that Cruz's father might have had a role in the assassination of John F. Kennedy," wrote Cillizza.
In turn, Cillizza noted, during the campaign Cruz "referred to Trump as a 'pathological liar,' 'utterly amoral,' 'a narcissist at a level I don't think this country's ever seen' and 'a serial philanderer.'" He noted that Cruz tweeted that nominating Trump would be "a train wreck" and described Trump as "consistently disgraceful."
So yea, it makes great sense that "Lying Ted" would publish all these nice things about Trump, who is now the reigning monarch in the job that he thought he should have. The senator from Texas is just another of the two-faced, self-serving, two-bit politicians who give members of that profession, many of whom are actually honorable people, a bad name.