Ted Cruz DefeaTED

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Well, Christmas came extra early this year. The headlines may read that Ted Cruz drops out, or that Donald Trump will secure the GOP nomination, but the reactions from Republicans tell us that last night the Democrats put one foot in the door of the White House.

I know it sounds presumptive. Trump has managed to make it this far against all conventional wisdom from talking heads, but the people have been consistent. Trump has never lost his lead in GOP Primary, and likewise, general election voters still greatly favor either Democrat over The Donald.

But that aside, this day is about Ted Cruz. From the beginning when he cheaTED in Iowa, to ultimately being defeaTED in Indiana.

Let’s hope he learned a few things along the way:

Like that it helps to have friends. When none of your colleagues will endorse you over the man believed to destroying their party, that’s a bad sign. And when your college roommate becomes a celebrity for this stories of living with Ted.

It may be impossible to paint yourself as the outsider candidate when you have worked in government most of your adult life and you’re running against a billion-dollar business man with no political experience.

ObamaCare ain’t all that bad after all. Ted Cruz told the media thanks to ObamaCare he lost his health coverage, turns out that wasn’t true.

The real question remains, was this all really worth renouncing his Canadian citizenship over? Well luckily for Ted, Liberal Canadian heartthrob (and Prime Minister) Justin Trudeau has been very welcoming of immigrants and refugees.

I know it’s a tough time for Ted Cruz, but at the end of the day he gets to go back to Washington to a government job, with great pay and benefits while many Americans struggle thanks to his selfish ambition to shut down and then take over the federal government.  At least this way, he can begin to contemplate why the home he going back to isn’t at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

And just for fun, here is a great post of Twitter reactions put together by our friends at Progress Texas.

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Joe Deshotel

Joe was born and raised in Beaumont, Tx, but live music and politics brought him to Austin. He has worked in and around government and elections for over a decade including for a member of US Congress, the Texas Legislature, the Mayor of Austin. He currently serves as Communications Director for the Travis County Democratic Party. He is most interested in transportation, energy and technology issues. He also likes Texas Hold'em and commuting on his electric skateboard. Follow me on Twitter at @joethepleb.

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