Ted Cruz knows the rotting, raving heart of the GOP perfectly well. From his dentist's drill voice to the transparently concocted, treacly fascism of his style, he has spent his adult life meticulously constructing a public persona to fit the madness of his party hand-in-glove.
And he is not going to let some interloping radioactive Chia-publican sweep in and steal his brownshirt chumps.
Which is why he says shit like this...
Lincoln's tomb is five miles away from my house, but on a clear night you can plainly hear the Great Emancipator spinning, spinning, spinning in his grave.Cruz: "We're just steps away from the chisels at Arlington coming out to remove crosses and stars of David from tombstones."— daveweigel (@daveweigel) January 6, 2016