There was a fair amount of talk about the socio-sexual rank of the candidates early during the campaign at Alpha Game. One of my readers concluded the following about Ted Cruz:
Ted Cruz: Beta, with a bit of Sigma. Seems to be instinctively serving as a lieutenant to Trump in some aspects, by cornering certain voters who won’t warm up to Trump, such as the evangelicals. Has a Sigma streak with his willingness to offend the Democrats and cuckservatives running the Senate, and which seems to have inoculated him against being an Establishment sellout, or at least less than Rubio or Rand Paul. Indeed, he seems to be rising above the less-“offensive” Rubio and Paul, despite Rubio’s backers having spent far more money than Cruz’s.
I was never confident about that, particularly when Cruz refused to accept the role that could very well have led to being Trump’s Vice-President, but instead very stupidly began attacking Trump through a series of legalistic maneuvers that couldn’t possibly influence the ultimate outcome. Some people saw that as Sigma behavior, but I most certainly did not. It struck me more as a delusional Gamma inflicted with the usual Gamma Alpha-hate.
And last night, we got our confirmation when Ted Cruz sperged out in front of the entire nation, struck a classic Noble Sir pose, and revealed himself to be the Gamma of all Gammas, sabotaging himself in a belated and futile, attempt to dethrone the Republican Alpha.
Republicans from all corners of the party scorned Ted Cruz Wednesday night after the Texas senator delivered a speech before the Republican National Convention that not only failed to endorse nominee Donald Trump, but encouraged audience members to not do so if it would violate their “conscience.”
“I think it was awful,” echoed New Jersey governor and Trump-supporter Chris Christie after Cruz’s speech. “And quite frankly, I think it was selfish.”
“For the life of me, I don’t know why he is doing this,” Fox News Channel and conservative talk-radio host Sean Hannity said. “I think there is going to be long-term damage for the party and for him.”
“Trump trusted Ted and was rewarded with a betrayal,” piled on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Before his speech, some Republicans held out hope that Cruz would succumb to the pressure and endorse Trump. But, when it became clear that he would decline to express support for the GOP nominee, audience members rebelled, loudly booing the once-beloved conservative star until he exited the stage.
“The best unity I saw was everyone booing him off the stage,” Donald Trump Jr. said of the moment during an appearance on Fox News.
And Republicans were apparently not shy about expressing their frustration to Cruz’s face.
CNN reported that some donors were so furious at Cruz they called him a “disgrace” as he tried to enter a suite following his speech. An unnamed state party chair was so angry with the Texas senator that he had to be restrained, the news outlet reported.
Sheldon Adelson, a major Republican Party donor, even denied Cruz entry to his personal suite after his speech, according to CNN and BuzzFeed.
Cruz’s wife, Heidi, also came under verbal assault on the convention floor, with delegates heckling her. She had to be escorted outside by security, according to reports.
Trump, for his part, said Cruz’s speech did not bother him. “Wow, Ted Cruz got booed off the stage, didn’t honor the pledge! I saw his speech two hours early but let him speak anyway,” he tweeted. “No big deal!”
Unbelievable. You can hide your true sociosexual nature, but it is always going to come out sooner or later. As one Twitter wag put it: “I saw a video of a Buddhist monk self-immolate, and Ted Cruz still did it better.”