Rafael Cruz has screwed the pooch. Again. Publicly. Again. (That doesn’t seem to matter much to the GOP.) ‘Ted’ came back from his truncated holiday in Cancun to face the music – a clamorous funereal dirge. First he lied about the whole debacle – of course he did; he’s ‘Ted’ Cruz.
Then he tried play the virtuous, indulgent father while blaming the misadventure on his daughters. Then, he doubled-down and told a completely different lie about just acting as a traveling chaperone and revealed that he’d always planned to come back to address the problem of the Lone Star State freezing to death in the dark. Then, when backed into the corner by his wife’s text messages (chortle!) he ‘fessed up to screwing the pooch, bleating out the pathetic reasoning that he “started having second thoughts almost the moment I sat down on the plane…” Say, ‘What’?
The junior senator had no second thoughts about his holiday when he made the reservations? Or when he directed his assistant to book his family rooms at the Ritz-Carlton? How about when he decided that there was nothing he could do to help the people of his state? No second thoughts then, ‘Ted’?
‘Beto’ O’Rourke, the guy Ted beat in the last election thought of something to do – despite not having the power of the office of United States Senator. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thought of something to do. The woman Ted vilifies and demonizes thought of something to do despite Texas not being her bailiwick.
However, ‘Ted’ could think of nothing to do for Texas but to skedaddle with his family to the beach at Cancun and relax in a luxury resort hotel. And then lie repeatedly about it. Publicly, screwing the pooch anew. Does ‘Ted’ see his ‘career dissipation light’ flashing?