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Ted Cruz Goes Into Hiding After Every Candidate Backed By Him Loses Their Primary

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Ted Cruz Goes Into Hiding After Every Candidate Backed By Him Loses Their Primary

Excerpted from The Washington Times: Ted Cruz has gone quiet after his daring convention speech, firing off fundraising pleas for his 2018 Senate campaign but otherwise keeping a low profile as analysts say he does the hard work of rebuilding his political brand.

He’s stuck his neck out, both personally and online, to boost several conservatives in the Cruz mold — only to see them lose their primaries.

And Mr. Cruz has fired off statements, both on Twitter and through his Senate office, pursuing some of his favorite policy issues, including bashing President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran and demanding an end to sanctuary cities. But the candidate, who was a frequent fixture on the airwaves for much of the previous year, has been strikingly absent after he was jeered off the stage in Cleveland two weeks ago.

Neither his Senate office nor his campaign responded to requests for comment about the senator’s activities.

“It does seem that he’s gone to ground,” said Cal Jillson, a political scientist at Southern Methodist University.

Mr. Jillson said the lower-key schedule is to be expected after the long primary, and particularly with Mr. Cruz’s day job in the Senate on hold as the chamber is off on a seven-week vacation.

Mr. Cruz’s one public appearance was to present the key to an accessible home to a wounded veteran, Jack Zimmerman.

Instead of being out and about, Mr. Cruz appears to be worried about his campaign bottom line, firing off a couple of pleas to supporters to pony up contributions ahead of his re-election race — which isn’t for another two years.

Immediately after his convention speech, Mr. Cruz seemed to sense a vulnerability after several high-profile Democrats signaled they may take a look at challenging him in 2018. Keep reading

  • justin stark

    This D-Bag needs to crawl off and die.

  • Mike Michaels

    Please invite your friends to join the original Tea Party group on Facebook. We PROUDLY endorse Donald Trump, our Republican nominee, for president. Over 50,000 strong! https://www.facebook.com/groups/DoNotTreadOnUs/

    • Ann Warren

      Over 55,000 strong!

    • LocatingLiberals

      no thanks.

      • Eli Greenberg

        You will see the light.

        • William Hovanasian

          No they won’t, they never see the truth!

          • PSCimo

            ….well; very-VERY seldom do they see Truth at all.

        • Roxiecolorado

          my light is shining bright with Trump!!

  • angrymike

    He thought he was smart at the convention, he actually committed political suicide……

    • Danni Smith

      his “smartness” was confirmed to me the night he accused Donald Trump of “inciting these riots” at the cancelled Univ. of Illinois rally, INSTEAD, having said, as a constitutionalist, “Trump has a right to speak and those people have a right to speak”.

      • Marie Genevieve DeLany

        Ditto ! That is exactly where I saw mr. Cruz for who he really was. A coward, a traitor and a man who lacks principle

      • VolcanicSurfer

        Another Trumptard who has his/her facts wrong. Gonna be fun watching him lose to the dumbest Dem candidate ever.

        • american1st

          Cruz lost every race he had any connection to including these candidates who all lost. He was booed off the stage at RNC because he failed to keep his word as a man & when u lose ur manhood & integrity u lost it all bub! NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS TO TRUMP CRUZ IS FINISHED & RICK PERRY IS GOING TO RUN FOR CRUZ SENATE SEAT NEXT GO ROUND! CRUZ IS A COW PIE NOW & HE DID IT TO HIMSELF!

          • PrivacyInA9M80

            Rick Perry isn’t any better, though. He spent out the behind on Gov. Mansion rent & has certain “proclivities” that have earned him the nickname “Governor Goodhair”. I’d still take either of the two over Dewhurst, though.

            Hoping Texas finds someone appropriate. :/

        • DSmith2

          If you think having Hillary Clinton win the election would be “fun”, you’re a worthless traitor. Get out.

    • Mike

      Its bad when you shoot yourself in the head….Cruz keeps reloading though!

  • yep

    hey chicken sh*t, why are you hiding as*hole, you polictical scumbag

  • Russell

    Mess with our man Trump and u go down…just that simple!!
    Go Trump/Pence!!

    • Anon Amos

      aren’t ya glad he DIDn”T endorse Trump now? kik

  • Mary MacDonald

    Cruz is that bad that his email was found on the leaked DNC files.. of all things he was requesting donations from the Dems. ….

    • Joy Griffin

      Yeah and flying around on Air Force One with Obama. He’s a sneaky snake.

      • Leslie Tribolete

        What a piece of ****

      • Larry

        Nothing sneaky about Cruz. He went with Obama to speak at the memorial for the 5 slain police officers in Texas. He’s a true patriot! Rubio flew with Obama to Florida for another memorial. So quit speading your lies like your hero Trump does all the time…

        • Jason Fraser

          Since when does going somewhere “with Obama” make one a patriot? Obama is a treacherous, race-baiting, Muslim fraud who has done everything in his power to destroy the United States.

    • David Steber

      You are a liar. A DNC worker signed up for the Cruz mailing list.

      • Allen Hudson Veasman

        Actually that doesn’t change much. In the Movie Oh God! There was a preacher who said something to the effect, how dare you question me, I gave the benediction at the Super Bowl. And when he talked Ted sounded just like the preacher. He was a good AG for Texas. But when he ran for Senator he took on a different style. It could be he was reading what the media wrote about him and he got the big head.

        • David Steber

          Funny how this Trump thing is exposing frauds like you, enticing you into attacking real constitutional conservatives while you pretend that Trump is not a left wing freak.
          You say dishonesty “doesn’t change much”. You might as well use Hillary’s words, “what difference, at this point, does it make?”
          She thanks you for your support.

  • WattyW

    He’ll be the first out if he tries to run again. He proved he is NOT a Republican.

    • PSCimo

      Hell…He’s not even a DemocRat…He’s just a Rat.

  • Grandhuff

    In 4 years! Ted Cruz 2020!

    • Allen Andress

      Not a chance in HELL

    • Allen Andress

      Not a chance in HELL FRIEND

    • Joy Griffin

      I hope he loses his Senate seat in 2018. Go back to his home country.

    • ldyhawk549

      Donald Trump 2016 AND 2020!

  • Richard Travers

    TED HAD AN OPPORTUNITY…..AND HE BLEW IT……HE LET HIS EGO GET IN THE WAY OF WHAT WAS HIS JOB…….AND THAT WAS TO REPRESENT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO THE BEST OF HIS ABILITY….I DON’T KNOW ABOUT HIS ORIGINAL SUPPORTERS……BUT I THINK A LOT OF THEM ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED……OTHER’S I SUPPOSE FEEL GOOD THAT HE ENDED HIS CAMPAIGN….BY SHITTING ON DONALD TRUMPS CARPET…AT THE CONVENTION……UNTIL HE ADMITS HE GOOFED UP….I DON’T THINK HE WILL RECOVER..

    • Lilywhiteazz

      I sent him money for his Senate run. Never not one more dime more

  • Richard Travers

    I NOTICED WHEN DONALD TRUMP REALIZED THAT HE HAD TO STOP THE MEDIA FROM CONTINUING TO BASH HIM DAILEY…..HE HAD TO CHANGE THE SUBJECT TO WIN THE CURRENT BATTLE….AND IT SEEMED TO HAVE BEEN WORKING….AFTER A BAD MEDIA WEEK…..HE HAS MADE A BIT OF A COMEBACK……..CHECK REUTERS/IPSOS….

  • Pumpkin Head 28/88

    He’ll never be able to answer or dodge questions about his father’s connection to LH Oswald and the Bush CIA. Oswald’s girlfriend, Marry Eddy Baker, is still alive and has the
    old basterd dead to rights.

  • Marsha Collins

    Not a SNOWBALLS CHANCE IN HELL!!!

  • dave549863214

    So the illegal alien is in hiding.

    When will the people of Texas ask to see his US Citizenship papers that he does not have?

    When will they ask to see exactly what law or statute he thinks makes him a not natural born citizen but just a plain old citizen?

  • Kirk

    10 Facts Why Rand Paul Supporters, Constitutionalists and Freedom Loving Educated Americans Don’t Support Ted Cruz

    1. Ted voted for unconstitutional NSA spying.
    2. Ted voted to extend the Patriot Act.
    3. Ted endorsed and helped usher in Chief Justice Roberts who gave us Obamacare.
    4. Ted voted to raise the debt.
    5. Ted voted for TPA and then backpedaled because Rand Paul supporters exposed what he was doing and then he blamed it on McConnell “lying” to him.
    6. Ted missed over 25% of his votes including Audit the Fed.
    7. Ted uses sleazy, untruthful campaign techniques out of desperation.
    8. Ted is a Goldman Sachs puppet.
    9. Ted is a CFR globalist.
    10. Ted is a Washington DC, establishment insider politician.

    • UwasaWahya

      11. Contrary to popular belief Ted is not a natural born citizen.

      • Jason Fraser

        “Contrary to popular belief”? I think just about everyone knows Cruz is a Cuban Canadian. Additionally, many suspect his father (Rafael Cruz) is suspected of being the Zodiac Killer (he was in California when the Zodiac was operating) and may have been involved in the JFK assassination, as well.

        • UwasaWahya

          It has been my experience especially here in Texas many firmly believe that if you have one American parent no matter where you were born you are a natural born citizen. As for the rest of your comment I’m highly skeptical.

          • Jason Fraser

            You probably think Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

    • Jason Fraser

      I agree with all except number 10. In fact, the Washington establishment — along with everyone else who knows him — hates Ted Cruz. For example, George W. Bush couldn’t stand Cruz, even though he was working in his [W’s] campaign. When he nicknamed him “Theodore,” Cruz was so stupid he thought it was because George W. believed “Ted” was short for Theodore. Actually, George W. nicknamed him “Theodore” for “Theodore” Robert Bundy, the serial killer. Cruz’s fellow students, co-workers, etc. also despised him. One of his college roommates accused Cruz of having “no principles, no moral center, no values … just ambition.” He also said, “Ted has no empathy and desires to control people. He’s a bad person … devious, hypocritical, unethical, pointlessly ambitious … valueless … creepy, unfunny, mean, boring.”

  • JustMyOpinion

    hopefully he is on his way back to canada

  • Romney Marsh

    This lying Christian wanna be stepped on his own wanker. It’s hard to move forward when you do that. He had his chance to be in the spotlight and be a great American. Instead, he decided to be a self serving joke. Which by the way, the American people saw through. I hear that Burger King is hiring. I just don’t know if they hire liars or not.

  • Michelle Mexico

    He is a stupid stupid man. Ego took over, just one more reason he should have never been president.

  • Rob Williamson

    American voters will show him how his selfishness cost him his job! Your ass is grass, you Obama pole smoker!

  • Claudia Acuff Simpson

    These politicians lost touch with voters long ago. They just couldn’t believe we would ever think for ourselves and figure out the problem was not JUST Obama.

  • Delphia Mackay

    Good, thank God for the Texas. If it walks like a skunk, looks like a skunk, it smells like a skunk, it must be a skunk.

  • Bill Catz

    Establishment career politicians are being sent a message: “We’re tired of your crony, crooked, corrupt, unethical and owned behavior. Start representing your constituents or you’re history.” Some are just a bit slow in figuring it out.

  • Katyward

    He is doing his job as always fighting for the Constitution and smaller, less intrusive government. Those candidates he supported lost because the corrupt GOP establishment put up RINOs backed by big Establishment funding to destroy them at the primary level. Shame on those who failed to pay attention to what was happening and allowed it to succeed instead of fighting hard for and funding the conservative candidates.

  • tyedup2u

    WHEN YOU USE A DULL KNIFE YOU SPILL A LOT OF EXCESS BLOOD-HE’S GOING TO KILL HIM SELF.

  • PSCimo

    CRUZ…the kiss of political ‘Death’…?

  • jlfonz1

    Ted, I want you to know that I was a Walker fan at first (live in Wisconsin) then immediately went to Trump although you came in a close second and that I want to apologize for all of the personal attacks that have been made at you and your family.

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