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Radical Agenda EP171 – Postmortem

Radical Agenda EP171 – Postmortem

The Republican National Convention has come to a close after a spectacular week of communist violence, neocon cuckery, and reactionary backlash. On the one hand, I'm glad it's over. On the other, I'll miss the spectacle.
Ted Cruz doused his political career in gasoline, struck a match, and set it on fire in front of a screaming crowd and tens of millions of television viewers. It is to my understanding unprecedented for speakers at a party convention not to endorse the presidential nominee. Trump being the gracious winner that he is, skipped that particular tradition and let Cruz speak knowing an endorsement would not be forthcoming. Instead, Cruz said people should vote their conscience, and only support candidates who would support the constitution.
This cowardly little half measure was quite pathetic. It left Cruz, as New Gingrich later pointed out, the room to say "Well, in this race the only one who will support the constitution is Donald Trump". It gave him the leeway to later s