The Party of Illusion

Have you heard the news? Republicans in the House of Representatives and the Senate voted for, and passed, complete and total repeal of Obamacare. Awesome, right? Not really. I don’t mean passing measures to limit it, or defund it, or alter it, or call it dirty names, that stuff has happened over forty times………..no, I mean complete repeal. The only problem with this news is that this happened way back in December of 2015.

Cue the clowns:  Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and the rest of the Grand Ole Puppet Show then waddled in front of the cameras to proudly announce that they had “kept their promise” and repealed O-care. Too bad that it would never survive Obama’s veto pen……….and too bad that the Republicans, all of them, knew that before they even voted. They also knew that most people are dumb and have the memory of goldfish, so for them, it was a big win……for the rest of us, not so much.

You may have heard that the Republicans just “weren’t prepared” for repealing Obamacare, or that the “White House is in disarray” and they can’t stop their overthrow of an elected president…..oops! I mean Russia investigations……long enough to do what they evidently had no problem doing, repeatedly, while Obama was in office. I’ll tell you what they weren’t prepared for: Trump winning, that’s what.  In the whirlwind of fake news and political assassination since last November, what has been buried and lost is that the entire world expected Hillary Clinton to be president…….I mean, she corrupted her way to the top, she paid her bribes…….oops again! I mean dues……hostile foreign entities had already bought her off through the Clinton Foundation, etc……so why would Congressional Republicans be any different?

The reason the Republicans can’t repeal Obamacare is simple……they don’t want to. Sure, all of the puppets in the show are playing their parts, the “conservatives” want this, the “moderates” want that, blah-blah-blah, but the truth is that they didn’t stop it when they could have, like the Progressives are stopping things now, because Obamacare is the greatest expansion of government power in United States history, and the people we have in Congress are the government, so why would you expect them to limit themselves?  It’s time for people to realize once and for all that the days of there being “conservatives” and “liberals” are over – if they ever even existed – and that now there is only the Progressive Establishment. There are different levels of that Establishment, yes…….but on a whole it is unified in its permanent bureaucratic control over us…….and it’s falling apart because of the election of Donald Trump. What you are seeing in the Media and reading in National Review and the New York Times is testament.

All of this leads me to make one point. If you consider yourself, conservative or Republican, you may be upset that your views aren’t being represented….and you’re right. I have good and bad news for you, bad news first: What you define as “conservative” is no longer applicable to the future of American politics. The numbers just aren’t there, especially when you realize that Millennials are now the largest single voting bloc. Now for the good news: there are millions out there like me, and we represent a revival and reinvigoration of the American Spirit and all that it represents – individual liberty, legal immigration, property rights, capitalism, personal responsibility, and a chauvinism about what is American Culture and Western Civilization…….and why it is better than anything else that has ever come before. We agree on more than we don’t, I’d wager.   People like John McCain, who has served himself in congress for 35 years (!!) and Lindsey Graham, who has done the same for 25 years, are not the future……they are the pitiable past. They are “The Swamp”, and they don’t understand that a train is coming, and the choice is between getting on board, getting out of the way……..or getting run down under its wheels.

 

 “Them that’s going, get on the wagon…..them that ain’t, get out of the way” – Herman Cain

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Ted Bush or Jeb Cruz?

I hate being right all the time. No, really, I do. In my last installment, I predicted that the status quo establishment would start lining up behind Ted Cruz. Sure enough, since my prediction, Ted Cruz has been endorsed by the likes of Lindsey Graham, Mittens Romney, and Jeb! Bush. I don’t know how much more proof can be supplied to die-hard Ted Cruz supporters that he is a 4th term of the Bush family.

Cruz’s first job was working inside the George H.W. Bush administration as an architect of a potential North American Union. He met his future wife there, who was a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and working on the policy of merging Canada, the United States, and Mexico into a “North American Union”.

Let’s fast forward to 2013. When the infamous “Gang of Eight” sham amnesty bill supported by Marco Rubio came to the floor, Cruz had some proposed amendments. Here’s a taste:

Cruz proposed to ” expand legal immigration, by increasing employment based immigration from 140,000 to 1,012,500 per year“, and in addition, “expanding H1B visas from 65,000 to 325,000 per year.” * In that same year he advocating taking in over a million Syrian “refugees”, that have now been proven to be nothing but an invading army. Is that conservative, whatever that means?

Now let’s skip many more issues that cause concern and tread into the present.  Jeb! Bush has endorsed Cruz, of course, and in doing so made very telling remarks. Let’s forget for the sake of argument that Cruz owes his entire, short, political career to the Bush family.

Here’s Jeb! – “For the sake of our party and country, we must move to overcome the divisiveness and vulgarity Donald Trump has brought into the political arena, or we will certainly lose our chance to defeat the Democratic nominee and reverse President Obama’s failed policies,”. **

Did you catch that? What priority came first in his statement? Read it again. “For the sake of OUR PARTY……”. This statement had more vetting than Obama in 2007 I’d bet, yet it was deemed acceptable.

Is that how you feel? Do you value “The Party” over our country? Well Jeb! does. So does Eric Erickson, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Bill Kristol, Fox News……..and Ted Cruz.  Well, frankly, I don’t live in the old Soviet Union. Party? You mean like when you go to China and there’s a “party representative” to make sure you don’t see the truth? When did the massive pile of manure our children and grandchildren face become about “The Party”? I , for one, could care less about the future of the republican party. See, I care about the United States, not about a protected political class made up of career lawyers-turned-politicians trying to cement their own power and position.

Why is Ted Cruz today defending our role in NATO? “It is striking that the day after Donald Trump called for weakening NATO, withdrawing from NATO, we see Brussels, where NATO is headquartered, the subject of a radical Islamic terror attack,”.  Ted Cruz

In other words, it’s Trump’s fault. Nice.

This is in response to Donald Trump calling for the United States to discontinue it’s funding and cooperation in NATO. I , and any true “conservative”, should applaud this position. Why are we spending 4 Billion a year to defend Europe, so that they can spend their cash on social programs and entitlements? NATO was formed to defend the post WW2 democratic nations from an advancing Soviet Union. So why, with America involved in multiple foreign wars, footing the bill to defend lazy Europe from a threat that no longer exists, are we still involved? A true “outsider” would want an end to the never-ending interventionist wars in the middle east and elsewhere. No American soldier should ever have to fight for anything other than the interests of America, period.

Listen, I have an uncanny ability to see into the hearts of men and judge their motivations. From the beginning, Ted Cruz set off alarm bells for me. Within under an hour of research I found his single biggest donor, since as early as 2009, is Peter Thiel, a german billionaire libertarian who actively pursues a “New World Order”, or, a world without borders, and who was instrumental in funding the fight to legalize gay marriage. Take this quote from Thiel, for example, from Forbes, ” most importantly, I no longer believe that freedom and democracy are compatible….”. There are far too many globalist, Bilderberg, CFR, Bohemian Grove connections to Cruz….. and once you tune out the “aw shucks” phony piety and begin to take a look that goes beyond the man’s own words, you start to see the big picture.

The only point I can continue to make is that Donald Trump is a wild card, and what many fail to understand is that there is no “Cult of Personality” surrounding him. Most people, like me, cross their fingers every time he speaks and hope that he doesn’t blow it. He is a stand-in, a surrogate if you will, for the millions of us who realize we have been duped by a system hell-bent on it’s own survival, even at the cost of ours.

So here’s another prediction……..Trump will be first in delegates, but below the threshold necessary. Cruz will be in 2nd place. The establishment will claim to be “holding their nose” while supporting Cruz, who will pick a Kasich etc. to “balance” the ticket. Then Hillary will have stolen her primary from the kook Sanders and march onto her ordained, disastrous, Presidency. Good thing I have already ordered my, “Don’t Blame Me, I Voted For Trump”, bumper sticker.

  Ephesians 4:25 – ” Let each of you speak truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.”

*Washington Post

**CNN.com

 

 

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