Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush pauses while speaking to delegates at the Texas Republican Convention Thursday, May 12, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

History Will Look Unkindly Upon George P. Bush

It is a tale of two Texans. One, Ted Cruz, went to the Republican Convention and said Republicans need to vote their conscience. He was roundly booed and in the days since he has looked better and better to more and more Republicans. The other is George P. Bush, who covets higher office relentlessly. On Saturday, he became the one Bush to cave to Trumpism.

Addressing state GOP activists Saturday, Bush said it was time to put aside any lingering animosity from the primaries — where Trump defeated Bush’s dad, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, among others — and get behind Trump.

“From Team Bush, it’s a bitter pill to swallow, but you know what? You get back up and you help the man that won, and you make sure that we stop Hillary Clinton,” Bush said, according to video of the remarks provided by an audience member.

There’s going to become a dividing line within the GOP over the next few years. There will be those who stood up to Trump and those who buckled to Trump. I do not think history will look kindly upon George P. Bush for breaking with his family and sanity and succumbing to Trumpism in the name of team sport.

Even more so, the shadow of Ted Cruz will linger over Bush as Cruz is more and more proven right about Trump.

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