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CNBC: Cruz’s ‘Inflexibility’ Has ‘Hijacked’ Conservatives

While Hillary Clinton could easily defeat either of the two leading Republican presidential candidates, a Donald Trump nomination would be particularly damaging to the party, according to CNBC.

The news network predicted in an online editorial that if Trump becomes the GOP standard bearer and loses in November, that “will only further empower (Ted) Cruz and other obstinate members like him of the Grand Old Party — who wear their unwillingness to compromise as a badge of honor — to argue that they are the only answer to both the party's and America's problem.”

CNBC cited Cruz’s multiple efforts to force a government shutdown over issues “that Democrats have, rightly or wrongly, already won.” The editorial alleged that the Texas senator’s “inflexibility has begun to seep into the governing style of the party's leadership ... which Democrats have capitalized upon to rebrand the GOP as the ‘party of no.’”

“Somewhere along the way, Cruz and those who share his penchant for intransigence have hijacked the very meaning of what is it is to be ‘conservative’ by redefining it as a synonym for ‘unyielding,’ and they have lost sight of the fact that politics, by definition, is the art of compromise,” CNBC wrote. “Furthermore, leadership is not simply telling people what they want to hear, nor is it outlasting those who disagree through the political version of trench warfare, in which any battles won are likely only Pyrrhic victories at best. Genuine leadership is the ability to convince others to buy into your vision.”

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