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Ted Cruz may have won the Iowa caucuses, but he and his campaign have apparently now seriously poisoned their relationship with another religious-right candidate: Ben Carson, who says that Cruz’s campaign was actively telling voters that the good doctor was already dropping out of the race.

Perhaps the single worst offense: A tweet by Congressman Steve King, a Cruz supporter, announcing that Carson was out and that voters should switch to Cruz.

“Here’s the thing: If Ted Cruz doesn’t know about this, then he clearly needs to very quickly get rid of some people in his organization,” Carson said Tuesday morning on Fox News. “And if he does know about it, isn’t this the exact kind of thing that the American people are tired of? Why would we continue with that kind of shenanigans?”

Hmm, it’s easy to see why Cruz (and King) are both so hated on Capitol Hill. But the real question is, could this kind of political tire-slashing affect Carson and his supporters’ preferences going forward?

Here are 5 dirty tricks Ted Cruz has used to fool voters.

Video via Fox & Friends/Fox News.

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13 responses to “Endorse This: Ben Carson Hates Ted Cruz And His Dirty Tricks”

  1. jakenhyde says:

    Absolutely nothing new about sleazy tricks by republicans. Tricky Dick Nixon was a master at that and Karl Rove is even worse. I think it’s in the genes of republicans to do or say anything that comes to their collective minds to win an election….even against folks in their own party. And truth is certainly not a requirement in such statements.

    • Independent1 says:

      Absolutely! When Newt Gingrich complained during one of the debates a couple years ago to Mitt Romney about the lies a SuperPac was broadcasting in TV commercials about him, I believe down in S.C.; Mitt’s response was basically: It’s okay to lie when you’re trying to win votes.

    • Irishgrammy says:

      Being a consummate liar is a prerequisite to be in the Republican Party, period. To run for the presidency, lying must be honed to a fine art!!! The Republican ideology is so bankrupt of any human values of decency, care or progress of any kind for the Middle Class, let alone the poor it is almost incumbent of them to lie, and simply trash the Democrats with vicious personal attacks, hoping their base continue to be stupid enough, bigoted enough, narrow minded and ugly enough to buy it……I have followed politics for 50 years and I have never seen anything like this political season!!!

      • Lying, deception, greed, and the like, are the “new” virtues for many who are hip-deep in partisan-politics. Add cat-fighting to the mix and you have a “hearty” brew.
        As far as how much worse this mess will get, this is simply a dress-rehearsal—they’re just getting warmed up.

  2. jamcrky says:

    What do you expect from a low life like cruz

    • Daniel Jones says:

      This is Steve King we’re speaking of.. even Doctor Carson confirms King might have done this on his own.

      For that matter, given that a certain minimum percentage is needed lest your votes get redistributed in a second round, King may well have thoght that was unilateral, instead of being applied on a state-by-state basis. This *is* Steve King, after all.

  3. VoiceOfReason says:

    Elect Cruz And Cuba Takes Over America Without Firing A Shot. W.T.F. America!?

    • Daniel Jones says:

      Cruz is not a Cuban puppet any more than he is a large piece of Canadian Bacon.

      He is, in fact, entirely self-serving and worthless as far as I know.

  4. yabbed says:

    Everyone apparently hates Cruz.

  5. What a decadent electoral system that invites charges, counter-charges, and induces the wasting of money that could be put to better uses—but wait, that would be “socialist”(silly me).
    And now we have an amusing cat-fight, courtesy of the Party of Hate—“I hate Cruz and his dirty tricks”; “I hate those protesters who dare oppose me—my ‘Brown Shirts’ will teach them a lesson”.
    [What lovely and godly sentiments certain “Christians”(?) have for each other].

  6. I of John says:

    Who knew that Cruz was such a dirt bag? About everybody. A lot of pols are like this though. Usually they try to show a veneer of civility however. I suppose that’s one positive thing about our current political climate, all the nastiness is out for all to see and not just hiding in catch phrases and euphemisms.

  7. Nick says:

    We need to make sure Cruz pay for this!

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