Friday, January 01, 2016

Vote for the Candidate Both Sides Fear

By Brent Smith

Yes, Cruz is the real deal. No need to take my word for it. Just look and listen. It’s as Limbaugh says: the left and the establishment right will always tell you who they fear the most.

Sure, they hate both Trump and Cruz. The hatred for Trump is understandable, from their standpoint. He makes Republicans look bad. He’s intolerant and generally causes them embarrassment.

But the antipathy for Cruz is born of fear. They fear the end of the government gravy train if he gets elected. They fear that with Cruz at the helm, Americans may just discover they don’t actually need Washington involved in every facet of their lives. They fear an uncompromising constitutional standard bearer as head of the party.

So their strategy is to send out trusted surrogates to trash the candidate and place the seed of doubt in voters’ minds (and big-money backers) that a Cruz nomination will surely equal a Hillary win.

Case in point: Moderate Republican shill and former George W. Bush communications director Nicolle Wallace said in an interview regarding Ted Cruz: “He is truly despised [by Republicans] – he is not a team player” and is apparently the king of “hubris and egomania.” She, like almost all other establishment hacks, pundits, and politicians are just plain befuddled, as Wallace, with an uncomfortable laugh, tells the interviewer that Cruz is “at the top of the polls in Iowa, so I think voters are saying they just don’t care.”

The key here is not so much that Cruz is despised or is tops in hubris and egomania. No, it’s that “he is not a team player.” I’m reminded of the film Johnny Dangerously. A gangster boss known as Johnny Dangerously is actually Johnny Kelly. His younger brother Tommy Kelly has no idea he is the notorious mob boss Dangerously. Tommy is appointed assistant District Attorney and vows to bring down the infamous gangster. The D.A., who’s on the mob’s take, invites Tommy to his palatial estate, which is all courtesy of gangster payoffs. He tells Tommy, he too could have what the D.A. has, as he proclaims, “It’s all yours Tommy, if you play ball! What do you say?” To which Tommy replies, “I’ll see you in prison!”

With this unfortunate confirmation of the assistant D.A.’s lack of cooperation, the mob, unknown to Dangerously, attempts to “take out” his younger brother Tommy.

Ted Cruz is Tommy Kelly. He must be taken out.

Wallace explains that, “these are good Republicans who worked in the Bush administration and who clerked in the Supreme Court who say they would have a really hard time voting for Ted Cruz if he were the Republican standard bearer.”

What can you say to an exclamation such as that, but WOW! I’ve been holding my nose and pulling the lever for progressive establishment Republicans since 1988, and these people have the nerve to cry over one conservative candidate? Look at who we’ve been conned and bullied into supporting -- all for the good of the precious party -- George H.W. Bush, the kinder/gentler progressive. Bob Dole’s nomination was equivalent to a lifetime achievement award. And of course the other two loser establishment picks: McCain and Romney.

And we’re not allowed one candidate? This inner circle of power and control is very exclusive and conservatives are not allowed a seat at the table, but they want our votes to pay for the table and chairs and fund their party and hire us as the wait staff.

What have we conservatives been saying all along? If someone like Cruz or Trump gets the nomination, the establishment would much prefer a Hillary presidency and this is the exact veiled threat the establishment kingmakers sent Wallace out to disseminate.

They are scared to death of Ted Cruz. It is a delight to see and I personally count it as a gift to finally be able to back someone I believe in -- not someone we have to settle on, or like Romney, try to convince ourselves that he will be okay. We finally have someone for whom we don’t have to constantly wonder, “Is he for real this time?”

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Andrew_M_Garland said...

Unfortunately, I have given money to the Cruz campaign. This will probably seal his doom. I have always contributed to the national election, but have never had my pick win the presidency. Sorry.

directorblue said...

Andrew, I'm in the same boat. But you must admit, things have never looked better for an anti-GOPe candidate. Cruz and Trump are one and two in my book, because they drive the establishment absolutely nuts.

Anonymous said...

Ted Cruz is my guy. He is the ONLY candidate that will quash the establishment "good ol' Boys Club". The time for kicking them to the curb is wayyyyy past due.

Now, if we can just get a credible, great conservative candidate to do a "Cantor" on Paul "Lyin" Ryan, then we will be getting somewhere. Oh, and Ditch Mitch as senate majority leader. WE CAN DO IT!


Anonymous said...

I a big Ted Cruz fan and would love to see him get the nomination and win. My fear is if he ends up with the nomination, will he have the funding behind him to take on the gopE, cause they will come after him big time. Trump does have the resources to take that on.


Anonymous said...

Cruz is my man because you can see the Sorosbots going crazy every time his name is mentioned. When challenged to define what they dislike about him they do the usual Al Sharpton speech, hmmm, ugh, we much,.........

I hope that Cruz and Trump can reach some sort of agreement. My one reservation about Cruz is that he doesn't seem willing to get down into the quarters will the Soros bunch always take and election. Trump's success comes from his willingness to confront these idiots and such challenges cayuse

Sibyl Smith said...

SO - no one can have a dissenting opinion at this blog? I'm very disappointed.

Eskyman said...

I'm a Trump supporter; I like Ted Cruz for many of the stands he has taken in the Senate (especially those which infuriated the GOPe!) but I won't support him for President.

Reasons: He represented himself to be the the ultimate Tea Party conservative. He betrayed his supporters when he voted for TPA, supported the Iran deal, advocated increasing H1b visas by 500 times as well as a path to legal status for illegal aliens. Also, his wife works for Goldman Sachs; she's now on leave, but still, that's an association I don't much care for.

Lastly, Ted Cruz has no executive experience. Most of his career he's been on the government dime, and has never put his life on the line for decisions he's made; Donald Trump does that daily. I'd love to see Ted Cruz in the Supreme Court, or as Attorney General though! He could do great stuff there!

Anonymous said...

I'll vote Cruz reluctantly but Trump is the man that will start to turn this REgressive nightmare around. Cruz is a work within the system kinda guy, Trump is a bull in a china shop. There are too many inconsistencies with Cruz and Cruzbots have a come back for all of them.

Simply put, Trump is self funding-there are no zillionaires pouring cash into super-pacs for him.

Unknown said...

Trump is the candidate the GOPe deserves. Cruz is the president the USA needs. I'm going with Cruz because I have concerns about Trump's depth of knowledge of the issues.