"Disturbing pattern," indeed

For all Ted Cruz's hemming and hawing, the sleazy moves just keep piling up.

Not only did he send out some very questionable mailers during the Iowa campaign, spread a false report that Ben Carson was dropping out of the race after New Hampshire, have a TV ad pulled by several South Carolina stations out of legal concerns that it slandered Marco Rubio, and had to fend off accusations of repeated lying from both Rubio and Donald Trump during last week's debate, but somebody faked a Facebook post supposedly from Rubio supporter Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) calling his endorsement of Rubio a "grave mistake" and announcing that he's switching to Cruz.  

Cruz has repudiated the fraudulent post and insisted that his campaign had nothing to do with it. He also has denied lying about Trump and Rubio and insisted that his campaign's suggestion that Carson was dropping out of the race merely quoted a network television report that he was returning home after the primary rather than going on to South Carolina.

Hey. Cruz could be innocent of some of the charges. The problem, though, is that when they start multiplying like this, people's first reaction starts being to believe them.

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