“I like Ted Cruz greater than most of my different colleagues like Ted Cruz. And I hate Ted Cruz.”

Sen. Al Franken

Texas Senator Ted Cruz retains needlessly digging himself deeper right into a gap in an intensifying combat with impartial Republican Liz Cheney.  This morning, Joe Scarborough had some enjoyable with Cruz, with some severe undertones, as Scarborough identified that Cruz can’t win this combat.

Ted Cruz has all the time been an enigma, again to his days as a regulation pupil at Harvard, the place, even supposing even professors acknowledged that Cruz had a frighteningly highly effective authorized thoughts, everybody hated him, a lot as they revered his skill. The identical form of primary dynamic held proper up till he was elected to the USA Senate. Extraordinarily sensible man, hated by everybody.

However during the last yr, new questions have arisen on even the sensible man entrance, particularly these concerning Ted’s id. Even earlier than the Cancun factor and snowflake erupted, Ted has made a collection of public errors that just about compelled those who knew of him to recall that well-known line from Forest Gump in that “Silly is as silly does.” What if, for all of the authorized genius, Ted Cruz is definitely a f’ing fool? The proof is mounting.

Cruz first instructed that Cheney run for president as a Democrat. A Cheney? A Democrat? That promptly led to him getting owned by Liz, to the purpose it obtained so unhealthy that Cheney needed to inform “ally” Eric Swalwell that the one approach to get Ted Cruz’s respect was to assault his spouse, a reference to Cruz’s embarrassing willingness to put aside Trump’s assaults on Cruz’s spouse as much less enticing than Melania, and many others.  Trump additionally vaguely accused Cruz’s dad of being in on the JFK assassination. Inflammatory stuff, about household? Water beneath the bridge for Cruz.

Video clip from Morning Joe:

Cheney has needed to proceed to remind Ted that his blind willingness to assist a person over defending his household is kind of “un-Texan.” Joe Scarborough had enjoyable pointing it out to Cruz this morning, whereas additionally observing that it was silly for Cruz to proceed this combat as a result of he so clearly has nothing to realize:

“Once we are youngsters, we’d stick our fingers on the recent range — ow — and also you don’t maintain doing it. Ted, he retains going after Liz Cheney. Simply transfer alongside, stroll previous the recent range, as a result of she’s going to speak about he’s not an actual man for not standing up for his spouse.

I imply, my God, and she or he stated he’s not an actual man for not standing up for his daddy. It’s onerous for me to imagine, as a result of he’s from Texas. Most males I do know in Texas, in case you insult their spouse or their daddies? I do know Texans, they don’t put up with that, and Liz understands, she’s from Wyoming. In Wyoming, they don’t take kindly to individuals accusing their daddy of homicide and calling their spouse ugly, however right here is poor Ted, he’s simply going proper together with it. Because of Liz Cheney, we’re reminded of that when once more.”

After which Scarborough hit house on precisely why Cruz permits all this to occur. He has no selection. He has made his mattress with Trump and thereby given up all independence within the identify of “loyalty.” In line with Scarborough:

…. I used to be improper about deficits, I used to be improper. No, I’m who I’m. I hope I’m maturing and rising in areas the place I had blind spots, however I’m who I’m and Liz Cheney is who she is. Examine the file, she had a 95-percent ACU charge, I had a 95-percent ACU charge. I’ve modified a bit bit right here and there, like everyone, does, however Ted Cruz bought his soul to a failed recreation present host and he’s the one who’s bobbing round like a pinball machine, like, ‘Donald Trump is essentially the most horrible human being ever, he’s trash, and the way dare he say that about my spouse and the way dare he say that about my dad assassinating JFK,’ and Donald Trump will get energy and out of the blue out of the blue, the pinball machine retains going for Ted.”

This brings us again round to a different long-known Cruz trait. That his judgment has all the time given approach in pursuit of energy. Cruz’s allegiance to Trump is definitely non permanent and transactional. For now, Trump serves a Cruz want, proximity, and viability with energy.

However the dynamic could change, quicker than some assume, and at that time, Cruz goes to have a complete host of latest self-inflicted issues. Furthermore, Cruz isn’t going to have numerous goodwill to fall again upon. In any case, he’s possible essentially the most hated man within the U.S. Senate. There gained’t be anybody round to catch him when and if he falls.

And everybody tied to Trump finally falls. You’ll assume {that a} man as sensible as Ted would’ve figured that out by now.