Ted Don’t Go Away Mad, Just Go Away

Over the past several months, I have spent much time and energy trying to talk some sense into those that backed Sen. Ted Cruz. I have endured the sanctimonious musings of people like Glenn Beck, Erick Erickson, and Mark Levin ( whom I once had great respect for ). Well, after the display of naked ambition that Cruz put on last night. …..no more. Cruz and his hyperventilating adherents have become the gangrenous foot withering on the body of this election cycle, and it’s time for amputation.

I’ve been hard on Cruz and his cult, and last night put to rest any reservations I may have held in castigating them. What I witnessed last night was an Obama-esque delivery of focus group formulated phraseology, meaningless twaddle, and empty euphemisms. It’s as if a focus group gave Ted a list to read of slogans designed to puff up his own ego and get his base foaming, as if they weren’t already. Oh wait, that’s exactly what he did.

Ted Cruz has benefited from talk radio advertising for somewhere at least six hours a day, five days a week, since he started his “pre-ordained” power grab…….yet he lost. But like all egomaniacal Harvard Law creations, Cruz chose to ignore the will of the people in favor of the pursuit of power.

This morning,  Ted’s own Texas delegates asked him about keeping his word and saying “this is not about Heidi,  or your Dad, or you……it’s about America”….. that’s when the FrankenBush creation bared his teeth and let the supposed real reason fly for his self servicing speech. Because mean old Trump “attacked my wife and my Dad”. So in other words,  everything he said on the convention floor was bullsqueeze.

Trump at least had the stones to say what he said himself, as opposed to Cruz – who had his surrogates do his dirty work for him – all the while never condemning those doing that work. At the same time, many in the Cruz camp turned a willful blind eye to his fraudulent mailers, sabotage of Carson,  and manipulating state conventions to “win” without hearing the voice of the voters. Frankly I’m pretty tired of the self righteous pap. Nevertrumpers, and their leader, both have begun to sound incredibly melodramatic while patting themselves on the back for being such “principled” martyrs.  The bottom line is this: Ted Cruz was never going to win. Ever. If not for Trump we’d have Jeb! as the nominee……of that I have no doubt.

All those in the nevertrump camp are predicting a Trump loss while pretending to not be actively working towards it. They are exactly the same as the opposition party they are assisting,  and if they expect millions to forget their actions and turn out to vote for one of them in four years,  they are mistaken.

  “Et tu, Brute?” –  Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

 

 

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The Cruz Conundrum

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