Ted Cruz to corporate political contributions: You can’t fire me; I quit. And I am petty and vindictive and will take revenge on you for hurting my feelings. This is what the kids call a self-own. First, he condescendingly tells some of the most accomplished and powerful people in the country that they don’t know what they’re talking about and should leave the big thinky thoughts to him. Second, he makes it clear that he has been for sale and will be again.
In his words, in the Wall Street Journal:
For too long, woke CEOs have been fair-weather friends to the Republican Party: They like us until the left’s digital pitchforks come out. Then they run away. Or they mouth off on legislation they don’t understand—and hurt the reputations of patriotic leaders protecting our elections and expanding the right to vote.
Enough is enough. Corporations that flagrantly misrepresent efforts to protect our elections need to be called out, singled out and cut off. In my nine years in the Senate, I’ve received $2.6 million in contributions from corporate political-action committees. Starting today, I no longer accept money from any corporate PAC. I urge my GOP colleagues at all levels to do the same. For too long, Republicans have allowed the left and their big-business allies to attack our values with no response. We’ve allowed them to ship jobs overseas, attack gun rights, and destroy our energy companies. We’ve let them smear Republicans without paying any price.Your Woke Money Is No Good Here – WSJ