Looks like a civil war has broken out in the Republican Party, and Ted Cruz is the new designated whipping boy. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving dillhole.
Current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has resurrected a talking point from his imaginary 2012 run for the White House–the issue of President Obama’s place of birth–and is now using that same cudgel against the Texas Senator. Trumprecently remarked about Cruz’s having been born in Canada:
“Republicans are going to have to ask themselves the question: ‘Do we want a candidate who could be tied up in court for two years?’ That’d be a big problem. It’d be a very precarious one for Republicans because he’d be running and the courts may take a long time to make a decision. You don’t want to be running and have that kind of thing over your head.”
And now right-wing commentators Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter have joined the assault on Cruz, also asking if indeed he’s qualified to run. Limbaugh said earlier this week on his radio show:
“And if Cruz is the nominee, you can make book on the fact that Trump is right about one thing, that Hillary’s gonna raise it. So I wouldn’t doubt that Trump’s right, that the Democrats might bring up Cruz’s citizenship aspect, maybe even challenge it in court, because they’ve done it before.”
Meanwhile, the always acid-tongued Ms. Coulter took time out of her usual hate-filled day to spread some venom in Senator Cruz’s direction with this:
NYT: Cruz was born outside the U.S. to 1 American parent: "Under the Constitution this makes him a 'natural born citizen.'” Absolutely false
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 6, 2016
Coulter, it should be noted, has made no secret of her support for Donald Trump, stopping just short of pledging her undying love to the hamster-headed one. But now she is also doing his dirty work for him, directing attacks at one of his main competitors for the nomination.
This is all getting really nasty and morbidly fascinating. How much do you want to bet that at some point Trump will also accuse Cruz of being a closet maple syrup freak?
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.