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News Wednesday, Mar 2 2016

Anti-Trump Con Artists: Rubio And Cruz's Meaningless Anti-Trump Posturing

Mar 02, 2016

Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are the GOP field’s real con men. Their game: meaningless anti-Trump posturing — empty criticism of the GOP front-runner paired with an insistence that they’ll nonetheless support him as their party’s nominee.

Ted and Marco: All you’ve got to do is follow his and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s lead; just come out and say it: “I’m not going to vote for him in November” — and Baker’s openly opposing Trump despite the fact that 49.3% of his constituents just voted for the guy. That’s political courage — not your sham criticism. And look at Senator Ben Sasse, who on Sunday proved it’s easy to withdraw support for the Islamaphobic, racist, anti-immigrant demagogue leading the field for the GOP presidential nomination.

So it isn’t Trump, but Cruz and Rubio who are running a 2016 confidence game. As with Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s criticism, their outrage means absolutely nothing so long as they remain pledged to support Trump.

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Published: Mar 2, 2016

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