BETRAYAL: Mike Huckabee Trashes “Self-Absorbed Lyin’ Ted Cruz” For Refusing To Endorse Donald Trump

“The question of the night was whether Ted Cruz would honor his word and support the nominee or earn the moniker ‘Lyin Ted’ given to him by the man who won. The question was whether Cruz would make his speech about HIS future or the future of the country. And that question was answered when Ted Cruz chose to not keep his word that he (along with me and every other GOP candidate) gave one year ago in that very arena where tonight he put his own ambitions above country.

“Donald Trump did something no previous nominee has done—he allowed Ted Cruz to speak without his promising to support the nominee. I’ve spoken at every convention since 1992, and I can attest to the fact that no one got near that stage without supporting the nominee. Trump trusted Ted and was rewarded with a betrayal, but the delegates in that arena booed Cruz off the stage and out of Cleveland.

“I’m certain that many of you will react harshly and angrily to my words. So be it. But when a person gives his word, he should keep it. When a person is treated with generosity to give a speech, he should either respond with respect or graciously decline. And when a person loses, he should accept the will of the voters and then offer support to the victor of the primary to defeat the anti-gun, pro-abortion, incompetent, dishonest, and dishonorable nominee of the Democrat party.

“So fire away with your comments, Facebook Friends. But from where I sit, I didn’t see a statesman step forth for the country’s future. I saw a self-absorbed politician grab the microphone and try to line up his own future. Ted walked in tall and walked out small.” – Mike Huckabee, writing on his Facebook page.

  • Michael Smith

    “Ted Cruz chose to not keep his word that he (along with me and every other GOP candidate) gave one year ago in that very arena where tonight he put his own ambitions above country.”

    I hate to play devil’s advocate, but Trump himself backed away from that pledge. You can’t break a promise then complain when somebody else does it.

  • icanhazconservative?

    aks to the craven pursuit of power of the modern Republican party, it’s this. Huckabee, an evangelical hypocrite, expected Cruz to adhere to a pledge he had earlier backed away from, and which Trump himself did not commit to supporting. The very notion that people are supposed to stick to principles in relation to someone who constantly lies and doesn’t hold to his word is ridiculous. Today’s Republicans: all outrage, no ethics.

    • NMNative

      All outrage and no ethics. Perfect!

    • Prixator

      Also, notice the two issues of most concern to him – guns and abortion. As if those two things are anywhere near the top two concerns of the vast majority of people. But, they do attract attention! What a coincidence that Huckabee mentions them!

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Mike Huckabee, the candidate that God told to run angry that Cruz didn’t endorse the three times married candidate.

    So Trump’s lying (to GOD, when reciting his marriage vows) multiple times, isn’t as important as Ted lying about a pledge that Trump himself said he might or might not honor depending on who won the nomination.

    Hey Huck, Josh Duggar will be back on TV, maybe you can talk you way into a cameo appearance.

    • medaka

      Lest ye forget….

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        hetero-rape is condoned in the bible. Homosex not so much

  • My first thought: “Mike Huckabee can write?

    • Butch

      Me talk pretty one day.
      As with everything that issues from Palin, I expect it was written for him.

    • Statistics Palin

      With both feet as well as both hands.

    • Treant

      Mongo only pawn in game of life.

      Actually, he grunts at his speechwriters and they take care of it for Mikey.

    • Statistics Palin

      With his feet as well as his hands.

    • Rex

      Not only that, he speaks outta his ass.

  • Michael Rush

    It’s odd because Trump never lies . /s

    • JT

      He just makes shit up.

      • bkmn

        Even more so if it is inflammatory.

      • Bluto

        and the trumpettes don’t care.

  • Sam_Handwich

    Ted’s always making new friends. What a nice man

    • TrollopeReader

      then why did he ban me several months ago? 🙁

  • Marti386

    It’s so funny watching republicans eat their own. 😛

  • JT
    • Jeffrey

      Ugh! My fucking eyeballs!

    • Jeffrey

      The H stands for Ham!

    • AtticusP

      We’re gonna need some bigger nails…

      • Rex

        and a drip pan to catch the grease.

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          but hey everyone will get to eat in old town jerusalem tonight! Its a pig roast!

    • RobynWatts

      “Now available with the purchase of any combo meal at Chic-Fil-A.”

    • Pity whoever made this didn’t make his hooters jiggle.

    • Uncle Mark

      I hope that cross is steel-reinforced….else suffer the little children he falls on. Quick cover him in the Shroud of Circus; I’m afraid the Shroud of Turin won’t cut it.
      Funny…I thought Jesus was supposed to have fasted in the desert for 40 days & nights. (Looks like someone had a lot of delivery pizza.)

  • Alan43

    Remember, back about the beginning of 2015, when Huckabee was considered a promising candidate, rising in the polls, and much better with crowds than the stiff, legalistic Cruz? When Trump wasn’t even mentioned?

    How things have changed….

  • Huxterbee said what?

    Dang, that Mike Fuckabee is a piece of work.

    Christ: what an asshole.

  • Rex

    So, you’re saying Lyin’ Ted lied.
    Nothing gets past you, Mike.

  • JustSayin’

    I love all the people defending a man, trump, whose idea of ethics is “Truthful Hyoerbole”… The optics and self-delusions are epic!

  • Gustav2

    Mike, Mike, Mike, when you are reduced to just your Facebook page you have no influence.

  • Rex

    Former Governor.
    Former Presidential Candidate.
    Current Asshole.

    • Bomer

      Perpetual Asshole is probably closer to the mark.

    • Is there any reason to believe he is no longer consorting with self-avowed child molesters?

    • Cboulder

      Let’s see how you react when he calls your wife a serial adulteress and your father a co-conspirator in a plot to assassinate a President of the United States. You irrelevant clown-shoe, just get over yourself and invite Chris to a buffet already. Oh,and get used to the fact that your voting bloc will never again be able to sway a national election. Not you,and not Sister Sarah. Like her ovaries and your wrinkled balls, social conservatism is dead. I hope you enjoyed the hegemony while it lasted, you are the weakest link. I would add goodbye, but I can’t stoop so low as to exchange pleasantries with a Dennis Hastert-level pervert. I hope no young girls catch you in their public shower.

  • LarryChemEngr

    Translation: “Somebody pleeeeeze pay attention to me! I’m Mike Huckabee! I used to be somebody!”

  • shellback

    “…many of you will react harshly and angrily to my words.”
    Excuse me if I react harshly and angrily to your total existence?

  • Jerry Hinnant

    Where is the Rapture when you need it!

    • Rex

      What if it happened and Huckabee is still here?

      • Jerry Hinnant

        Actually I was hoping we would be gone cause these assholes are never going to make it there.

  • BobSF_94117

    Even after Huckabee offered to lend Cruz his knee pads….

  • AdamTh

    The ramblings of another failed wannabe….

  • Acronym Jim

    There’s certainly no love lost between these two “men of God.”

    • Rex

      Love thy neighbor is hard.

      • Acronym Jim

        I have no problem loving my hard neighbors…or is that not what you meant?

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          with grindr and scruff is really easy to love your neighbor!

    • medaka

      I’ll say! Lotsa lovin’ in Kimmie’s oven….

  • Carl

    The Republican war has moved from the establishment vs the fring to the fringe vs the crazier fringe.

  • sfjohn

    no one care what you think hucksterbee

  • JT

    Hucksterbee: My butt is big. But it’s a big butt in the cause of Jeebustice!

  • So Cruz lied. Except according to Trump, he didn’t. Be that as it may, Cruz is a “Christian” and a Republican. Huckabee should know better than anyone that lying is part of the toolbox on both sides.

  • Mike Rasor

    Trump’s people approved the speech. This was not a betrayal. This is reality TV brought to politics. Trump probably had is image bolstered more within the party by having Cruz booed off stage than by actually getting his endorsement. Cruz is not someone the party likes. Trump won by running against the party. He effectively created a scenario where he played Cruz against the the party and Trump got to be the wronged party.

  • bkmn

    Watch very carefully to see which side all these fundies take. Huckabee is siding with Hair Furor, Cooch will stick with Carnival Cruz. It will say a lot about how serious they are about their one true love – religion. Huck is willing to sell his out.

    • medaka

      Yeah, I’m waiting to see how this plays out with the fundies too. Cruz is the real evangelical, of course, but they’re both toast now. “And that’s a good thing.”

  • TheManicMechanic

    The pigs are squealing ever louder at one another as their sty gets more and more filthy.

  • Michael C

    [Trump] allowed Ted Cruz to speak without his promising to support the nominee. […] But when a person gives his word, he should keep it.

    Which is it? Did Cruz promise to endorse Trump or not? It can’t be both, Huck. You can’t break a promise you weren’t asked to make.

    • Jim in TO

      Huckabee is referring to the pledge Cruz (and the other GOP presidential candidates signed) to support the nominee.

      • Michael C

        ahhh, thanks

  • ColdCountry

    A first I thought, wow, does Cruz have a moral fiber? (Just one, mind.) Then I realized, no, he’s just pissed at Trump and “getting even.”

  • delk

    Go defend a guy who sticks his finger into his sister, Huck.

  • Luke Owens

    All this time, I’ve been under the impression that Huckleberry and Cruz were good friends. There’s a circle of hell reserved for those who betray friendships. Huckleberry just reserved his spot there. Cruz, of course, will go to the circle reserved for false prophets….

  • Sean

    What he’s really saying is “Go back to Cuba or Canada Raphael Edward Cruz, if they will have you. We, the master race, were never going to fully accept or support you – we’ll use you of course but you were never our equal – because you do not progress the Aryan ideal.”

  • So, in trashing Cruz, Huckabee confirms that every nasty thing Trump said about Cruz was true. Priceless! Thanks, Mike! You may return to oblivion now with a sense of having accomplished something.

  • 2patricius2

    Ah, yes. Hucksterabee. The craven, hypocritical “christian” preacher who sold his soul long ago for little messes of porridge is the judge of Ted Cruz. They are all a bunch of liars from top to bottom. Of course Cruz is a liar. But so are Trump and Hucksterabee. So are the whole lot of Trump supporters and the tea partiers, etc.
    Hucksterabee sold his soul for Trump the ultimate narcissistic charlatan. Cruz is just another narcissistic charlatan. Liars and hypocrites all.

  • Larry in Oklahoma

    Poor Huckabee. By his own admission, he’s SPOKEN at conventions but never been CHOSEN as a veep. That must really hurt.

  • ceeenbee

    Have a Snickers, mike. You get all grumpy when you’re hungry.

  • MikeinATL

    I find it curious that the party of morals doesn’t give a crap that their presidential nominee accused this man’s father of being involved in JFK’s assassination. How off the wall and offensive can you get?

  • I swear it feels just like we’re watching an episode of House of Cards…

  • oikos

    No love between these two turds. Remember when Fuckabee kept Cruz off stage at the Kim Davis canonization?

  • TrollopeReader

    oh, mike, it’s summertime …find a public pool, and peek into the girls shower — you know you want to, and it would be fun to see your ass arrested for being the pervert you are.

  • Octavio

    Whenever I hear, see or read Hucky’s name the first thing that comes in to my mind is bad hamburgers. Cheap smelly burgers made of rotten meat tainted with barnyard manure. I just can’t put my finger on why. Hmmmmmm . . . .

  • StraightGrandmother

    I REALY detest Mike Huckabee, but he is RIGHT (in this instance)

    I saw a self-absorbed politician grab the microphone and try to line up his own future. Ted walked in tall and walked out small.”

    It was the MICROPHONE, Ted could not resist the urge to have the FACE TIME on a national stage. Kasich has more honor, by a long shot.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      True, but you have to admit, it was positively delicious to watch.

  • bob

    Well, I don’t like trump , or cruz, or Rubio, or huck, or pence , so let the rip each other apart along with the republican party .

  • mattkorey

    There is no honor among thieves. This was just proved again for the millionth time.

  • Mark

    And here comes Mikey Hucky to edge in on that SCOTUS spot now that Teddy has fallen off the cliff. Hmmm…Teddy’s flattened little ego was still warm….

  • octobercountry

    Oh, no doubt about it, Cruz’s stand against Trump is completely self-serving. But I have to say it’s refreshing to see, when so many of the other religious types—like Huckabee, or James Dobson, for that matter—are only too happy to bend over and take it up the butt for the GOP.

  • Eric Lewis

    This must be important if Huckleberry took time away from his fundraising & flock fleecing to speak out.

  • But Huckabee, your new lord and master, Donald Jizztrumpet says he knew what Cruz was going to say ahead of time and that there was no betrayal at all.

    You guys need to get your cover stories straight!

  • wds

    Oh Huckleberry … self-absorbed? Were you looking in the mirror at that moment … This sums up my view of you quite well …

  • JCF


  • andrew

    How sweet it is when the enemies of human decency fight each other.