Why Does The GOP Hate Ted Cruz?

Since he was elected to the Senate in 2012, Ted Cruz has created a lot of enemies among his own party. So why do Republicans hate Ted Cruz?

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Is Ted Cruz Really an Awful, Terrible Jerk? (motherjones.com)
"With the bromance between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump over, the mogul turned GOP front-runner has begun trash talking the senator from Texas."

A lot of people just don't like Ted Cruz. How come that's okay with him? (washingtonpost.com)
"Ted Cruz has been branded a "wacko bird" by a Senate colleague and a "jackass" by the former speaker of the House."

Why D.C. Hates Ted Cruz (theatlantic.com)
"In the three years since he arrived in the U.S. Senate, Ted Cruz has become easily the most hated man in Washington-a fact he's now using to his advantage as a presidential candidate. But why?"

Poll: Major damage to GOP after shutdown, and broad dissatisfaction with government (washingtonpost.com)
"The budget confrontation that led to a partial government shutdown dealt a major blow to the GOP's image and has exposed significant divisions between tea party supporters and other Republicans, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll."