The Dallas Morning News had an editorial on Abbott's moment of stupidity and inaction:
For Abbott, this wasn’t just an “oops” moment. This was one of those times when a candidate’s leadership is measured by his courage to stand up and denounce someone who has done something absolutely wrong. Instead, Abbott’s thank-you message appeared to have given Rutledge the misimpression that the attorney general agreed with his characterizations.For most Texans this is nothing short of incredibly insensitive and disrespectful to parents and care givers who tend to those who are mentally challenged. How would Greg Abbott or his family feel if someone referred to him as a cripple because of his physical disability? Unfortunately Gregg Abbott has become a member of the Tea Party and being disrespectful to those who are struggling with mental and physical disabilities is part of their so called "family values".
The entire state should be embarrassed. Speaking of embarrassed:
The birthers are silent. Not a peep except for "Well, that is differnt" in defense of Cruz. Cruz has since renounced his Canadian citizenship after sucking on the tit of the Canadian government and taking advantage of their health care system.
Canada has since renounced Ted Cruz.