In a 7/22/2016 commentary transcript, Cal Thomas condemned Ted Cruz’s Republican convention remarks as self-serving.
In those, the Texas Senator, instead of endorsing Donald Trump explicitly, urged the American people to vote their consciences.
It has yet to be explained how that message differed from that articulated by Trump’s own daughter who revealed she votes individual rather than party.
If anyone knows self-serving, it is Cal Thomas.
In “Blinded By Might”, the mass communicator allegedly repented of his involvement with Moral Majority and that his fellow Christians ought to embrace a spirit of political pacificism in order to assuage his own conscience.
However, with the ascendancy of Donald Trump, Thomas certainly didn’t mind contributing in the name of Christian values to an issue of National Review seeking to derail the Trump candidacy.
But with Trump triumphant, Thomas now goes out of his way to badmouth any conservative or Republican failing to march in lockstep or even question the direction in which this movement might be taking America.
Thomas often likes to point out his tenuous familial connection to Calvin Coolidge.
However, it seems the figure from political history he has the most in common with might be none other than Talleyrand.
By Frederick Meekins