“Consistent. Conservative. Trusted.”
That’s Ted Cruz’s campaign slogan. It suggests, among other things, that Mr. Cruz is honest, a man with a moral compass. Campaign slogans are platitudinousness by definition – everyone gets that. But, generally speaking, they communicate something simple and true about the candidate.
In Cruz’s case, however, the irony is overwhelming.
The Texas senator has developed a reputation in Washington as a grandstanding huckster, someone who reliably puts himself above the party. Which is why he’s arguably less popular among his Republican colleagues than among the Democrats. He’s also nakedly dishonest, something that’s become increasingly apparent in this campaign.
Ted Cruz is a lying liar: The label’s sticking and finally sinking his campaign - Salon.com