Everybody’s talking about Texas Senator and former Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz‘s Wednesday night speech at the Republican National Convention, but they’re talking more about what he didn’t say than what he said. Cruz was booed off the stage for failing to endorse nominee Donald Trump, but not before he managed to out-Trump Trump when it comes to outright racism, and to remind liberals that there really are worse things than a Trump presidency.
Cruz kicked off his speech with the questionable-enough decision to pervert the death of a Dallas police officer into a pep talk for Republican base voters, telling the story of 9 year-old Caroline Smith‘s heartbreaking last words to her father, Sergeant Michael J. Smith. But then Cruz took the extra step of slandering black people, and turning them into the villains of his story in the process:
I have no idea who he voted for in the last election, or what he thought about this once, but his life was a testament to devotion. He protected the very protesters who mocked him because he loved his country, and his fellow man.