Tonight’s lightning-fast call is another rude awakening for the Republican Party establishment’s reluctant Ted Cruz supporters — and a reminder from the party’s far-right base that the GOP is still the Party of Trump.
Despite having lost two primary contests in a row, Donald Trump nonetheless entered tonight with a 197-delegate lead over Cruz. And with a total of 95 delegates up for grabs in New York, he’s sure to surge even further ahead and closer to the nomination.
In other words: Get ready for the Eventually Trump movement. Tonight is proof that the Republican Party remains as committed as ever to xenophobic fear-mongering, misogyny, extreme anti-choice policies, and anti-science climate change denial. And irregardless of whether the eventual GOP nominee is Trump or Cruz, the party will get just that.
Published: Apr 19, 2016