I almost feel bad for Ted Cruz and his supporters. To be sure, The Junior Senator from Texas managed to win his home state, in addition to Oklahoma and Alaska, and congratulations to him. Here is the problem…… it wasn’t enough. The reason I’m not mentioning Marco Roboto…..er, I mean Rubio, is because he’s a tool, and without a stolen and brokered convention, he has no reason to continue. This is why it is essentially a two man race.
Now, I will vote for Cruz if he pulls off a miracle and happens to honestly win enough delegates to be the nominee. With that said, there are many more things that this election means to me than who is the most “conservative”, and I have been insulted, criticized, and had my very faith questioned because I support Trump over Cruz.
First of all…..I don’t know what the political definition of “conservative” is anymore. Is it the political definition, you know the one that every republican claims to be while running? Is it the fiscal definition……you know, the one that no one in Washington D.C. seems to be able to grasp? Or is it the religious definition, which is used and abused by politicians to get elected, then disregarded as quickly as fiscal conservatism? These are the reasons I will not blindly vote for a “conservative” politician. In fact, it’s why I frankly have turned away from any and all politicians during this presidential election cycle.
This is also why I don’t support Cruz in the primaries. He has, to be sure, talked the talk…..but in my opinion he doesn’t walk the walk. Now, before your head explodes Cruz supporter, he has not had the opportunity to walk the walk, and the reason is because he has been incapable of either getting anything done, or stopping anything, to slow the descent of America into either 3rd world, or European style, chaos.
It’s also a personal stance in my case…….my number one and two issues respectively are our enormous, massive debt, and our enormous, massive, illegal immigration problem. In my opinion, Cruz’s support of the Trans-Pacific “trade” Partnership (TPP), and “Immigration Reform” ( I don’t care whose mouth it comes out of, that means Amnesty and open borders ) make it difficult for me to even begin to support him. The pictures and videos of Cruz handing out Teddy Bears and candy alongside Glenn Beck not too long ago keep irritating me like a bad splinter. The same irritation I get that Cruz, in my opinion, has questionable legal status to run for the office.
And that’s how we get to my final point about Ted Cruz and why he has not done better in the primaries so far…….his supporters. Not all of them, mind you, but enough of them to really, I mean really, turn me off to him as a candidate. I watched as all of the republican talking heads ( Erickson, Krauthammer, Kristol, Levin, etc.. ) insisted on Donald Trump signing a pledge to support the eventual nominee, and he did. Now those same bobbleheads are not only saying they are going to stay home on election day, they are actively advocating that YOU stay home as well. In my opinion, they are shallow, petty, political operators that care more about taking their toys and going home, because they have been wrong, than they care about stopping our slide into oblivion.
In addition, I have read, and been lectured by, comments directed at me by Cruz advocates that make any Trump insult look tame. I am “evil”, “unchristian”, “stupid”, “uneducated”, “brownshirt”, “Nazi”, and even “Hillary Supporter”. Cruz has wrapped himself in the Bible, yet chosen as his attack dog Glenn Beck, who’s judgment is say, questionable……add to that he has not come out and refuted his supporters’ admonition to just pout and stay home, and I have a difficult time taking him seriously. If truly you are concerned this may be our last chance to alter course through a presidential election, I don’t see how you can say, ” Vote for me or don’t vote at all “.
I know many will disagree with me, and once again tell me Trump is no “conservative”. In my opinion, any republican running who cannot bring in moderates, Dixiecrats, blue collars, young people, and minorities in greater number than previous elections is doomed. I want a re-invigoration of The American Spirit, American capitalism, and American culture. I want illegals deported and the border secured. I want America respected, and yes feared, again across the globe. I’m not sure voting for another Junior Senator, who is a lawyer ( because when a lawyer says “should” or “would”, or “ought to”, that means “NO THEY WON’T”, trust me ), and who will not get ONE SINGLE VOTE from the opposition, who has less than clear birth records and sealed college records, is the way to go…….again……especially since it’s worked out so well for us in the past seven years.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein