Ted Cruz did not get the reaction he was hoping for after finishing his convention speech. Of course, that’s because Donald Trump didn’t get the endorsement he wanted.
The Texas senator delivered a speech in which he only mentioned Trump by name one time while spewing a load of hypocrisy that only a conservative like himself could.
“I congratulate Donald Trump on winning the nomination last night,” Cruz began.
And then he proceeded to use the death of a police officer in Dallas in an attack against Black Lives Matter, President Obama, and Hillary Clinton.
We stand here tonight a nation divided. Partisan rancor, anger, even hatred are tearing America apart. And citizens are furious—rightly furious—at a political establishment that cynically breaks its promises and ignores the will of the people. We have to do better. We owe our fallen heroes more than that.
Of course, Obama and Clinton will tell you that they also care about our children’s future. And I want to believe them. But there is a profound difference in our two parties’ visions for the future.
Cruz went on to repeat falsehoods surrounding the Benghazi attack and claimed that Iran has a national holiday called “Death to America Day.”
This claim is old. Cruz has been repeating it for over a year even though Politifact ruled it “mostly false” last March when Cruz first said it.
Then he said this:
Freedom means free speech, not politically correct safe spaces. Freedom means religious freedom, whether you are Christian or Jew, Muslim or atheist. Gay or straight, the Bill of Rights protects the rights of all of us to live according to our conscience.
But as we all know, Donald Trump and Republicans, especially Ted Cruz, aren’t very supportive of Muslims, atheists, and gay people having any rights at all.
Another theme Cruz touched on was the subject of state’s rights and he celebrated Britain’s vote to leave the European Union as some sort of event that Americans should repeat here. In other words, secession.
But what Cruz did not say is that he endorses Donald Trump for president and he urged Republicans to “vote your conscience” and “cast aside anger for love.”
We deserve leaders who stand for principle. Unite us all behind shared values. Cast aside anger for love. That is the standard we should expect, from everybody.
And to those listening, please, don’t stay home in November. Stand, and speak, and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution.
And by the end of his speech, Trump’s supporters only chose anger as they booed Cruz for not kissing the ass of their new hero.
Here’s the full speech via YouTube.
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