Some folks on Twitter seem to have missed the point of this post. This is not an assessment of the commenters to Cruz. I am not trying to say that only conservatives have criticized Cruz for his kind words about Mandela.
My point is that many, many of the hateful comments about Mandela and about Cruz's expression of his condolences are coming from Ted Cruz's base. It is his strongest fans that are pissed at him for even suggesting that Mandela, his family an South Africa are deserving of kind words at the time of Mandela's death.
The fact that some on the left, who already dislike Cruz, criticize his posts is simply irrelevant to the point of this post.
Regardless of this, I thank everyone for reading, sharing and commenting on this and my other posts. Conversation is king. Carpe colloquium.