And if there’s anything you can rely on to motivate even the most feckless of politicians, it’s their own survival instinct. Hence, Cruz goes from dreaded conservative purist to the girl with the curl just like that. Without moderating on a single issue, Cruz remains the same hard-core right-winger — God bless ’em — he’s always been. However, unlike most of his fellow right-wingers, he assembled a professional campaign and message that allowed him to last long enough to be the last semi-sane option standing.
It turns out if you are the last man on earth she actually will go out with you.
As I said earlier this week in Conservative Review, the very descent into the mouth of madness which allowed Trump to amass a solid base of somewhere between 30 and 40 percent, is what now prevents him from growing beyond that. Thus, Trump has become a human Geiger Counter, whose radioactivity is too much shamelessness for even the Republican Party to bear. So, finally, after all these years, the Grand Old Party will kick it into Cruz Control with conservatism for the first time since Mitch McConnell received his first earmark.
Every bit of compromise and calculation that was meant to appear “pragmatic” for the purposes of winning elections has been an undeniable and abject failure – at winning elections and everything else. Too many of the guys we elected literally aided and abetted the Left’s takedown of America. Either by surrendering to it, or failing to offer the country a substantive alternative. Give Trump, the ultimate con man, credit for exposing this inferior GOP establishment con once and for all.
Yet we are now cornered, and there are no back doors at the Trump-Cult Alamo. The only way out is through Conservatism, and its steadfast champion is Ted Cruz. Sure, it may look like a shotgun wedding with a GOP that for years treated us like Joan Crawford’s redheaded step-children. But they say necessity is the mother of invention so might as well lie back and enjoy it.
Besides, if nothing else, we can at least take some satisfaction in the knowledge this time they’re the ones who get to plug their noses and vote.
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