Ted Cruz can still challenge the establishment errors

Erick Erickson:
It is not just their spite for Ted Cruz. It is that they fear future Ted Cruz’s. The Senate Republicans have insulated themselves from the concerns of the outside world and refuse to reform. Their efforts to shut Mike Lee out of leadership, their refusal to rally to Cruz to stop Trump, their use of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page to attack conservatives, etc., etc., etc. are blatant middle fingers to the concerns and interests of the very people up in arms about an out of touch Washington.

Exit polls, opinion polling, and the people themselves are consistently saying they are fed up with not just Washington, but the Republican Party.

Every action against Ted Cruz by the Washington elite is designed as a punishment to Ted Cruz, but also as a deterrent to the future. They think they can wait out the devastation Donald Trump will bring and keep their power because, in part, many of them are not on the ballot this year in the Senate.

They know they cannot wait out an unbroken Ted Cruz who inspires more Ted Cruz’s. That is the lesson Cruz must take. If he breaks, he will truly have lost. He should note that every attack made on the campaign trail to undermine him involved those times he tried to work with his own party’s leadership.
The Boehner and McConnell wing of the GOP are probably most responsible for the rise of Trump with their craven caving to Democrat demands and funding the very programs Republican voters voted against in the last election.  Ted Cruz should continue to be a beacon for those looking to stop the madness.


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