by Scott Creighton
If self-destructive tendencies were the primary qualifications for president, the republicans would have already won the White House. Since they aren’t, you have to ask yourself what’s going on here.
Donald Trump just came out and make an off the cuff statement about the blind faith his followers have in him. If you are one of those fans, he’s insulting your intelligence. He’s just laughing in your face folks.
Of course he’s laughing in your face. He’s not qualified to be president. He doesn’t want to be president. His candidacy was meant as a foil… not for Hillary, you idiots… for Bush. Hillary seems to be Bernie’s or it started out the other way. Who knows there. But this one… this one is clear.
Trump has made one crack after another meant to undermine his candidacy. He insulted women, Hispanics, Muslims, even Vets when he was talking about McCain (of course he was right talking about how John McCain wasn’t a hero, but being “right” and running a campaign are two different things)
Hell, he even picked Sarah Palin up off the used-up-white-trash scrap-heap and dusted her off so she could stand next to him and make him look even dumber. Yet, like he says, he could shoot someone on Fifth Ave and his following would grow.
He does see it as incredible, but really it isn’t when you think about it. He’s the only one the MSM has been covering since the beginning of all of this, isn’t he? As far as most know, he’s the only one running. That’s why he leads the polls. Do you really think most people want this to be their next president?
Talk about a WWE style fake political system. Might as well have Sting run as his VP. Oh wait, he’s got Palin for that.
This last little jab at the gullibility of his own audience might end up being Donald Trump’s swan-song but I doubt it. It’s still way too much time for voters to be left evaluating the real candidates on the right before the general election. Trust me when I say a “serious” republican will rise from the muck of this Summer Slam of primaries and unfortunately, my guess is, the republican establishment didn’t go through all of this to get Rubio in the White House.
The other leading contender, Ted Cruz, seems to have gone to his hand-picked champion, Sir Weepsalot Glenn Beck, to do his dirty work. I guess it’s true: Christians don’t believe in suicide.
“I am here to announce that I am officially endorsing Ted Cruz to become the first Hispanic president of the United States, the first first-generation president of the United States, the most conservative president of the United States since Ronald Reagan,” Glenn Beck
Everyone focuses on the fact that Cruz was born in Canada to a mother who was a US citizen and Ted spent the first 4 years of his life living there. They make a big deal of that. What they fail to mention usually, is the fact that his father was Cuban, Rafael Bienvenido Cruz, who fought on the side of the revolutionaries against our puppet Batista.
Leave it to Glenn Beck to remind the republican base that Ted is Hispanic and a “first generation” Hispanic, at a time when the right-wingers want to build a wall to keep ’em out and “first generation” usually equates to “anchor baby”
As he was about to step-up on the stage to give this speech this past Saturday, it looks like Glenn was prepping himself to start his crying act again.
Ted’s father is a kind of a freak. He believes religious leaders are going to ascend to the top and control all business and politics in the end-times. He was a Cuban, then a Canadian and finally he decided to become an American around the same time his son Ted decided to start running for office.
Here’s a little trivia for you. You might find it applicable to what’s going on today if you think hard enough:
Cruz joined the George W. Bush presidential campaign in 1999 as a domestic policy adviser, advising then-Governor George W. Bush on a wide range of policy and legal matters, including civil justice, criminal justice, constitutional law, immigration, and government reform.
Cruz assisted in assembling the Bush legal team, devising strategy, and drafting pleadings for filing with the Supreme Court of Florida and U.S. Supreme Court, in the case Bush v. Gore, during the 2000 Florida presidential recounts, leading to two wins for the Bush team. Cruz recruited future Chief Justice John Roberts and noted attorney Mike Carvin to the Bush legal team.
That’s right. Not only did the first “Hispanic president” work helping George W. Bush become president in 2000, he also worked on the legal pleadings to the Supreme Court to get them to stop the counting in Florida in order to ensure the stolen election would remain stolen.
And what did his father do for a living?
He was in the oil business of course. In the oil business starting off in Texas where the Bush clan lived.
After school he got a job with IBM in Dallas. He was transferred to Houston and worked with a consulting firm in the oil industry. He doesn’t talk much about this part of his life. He was briefly married to a woman before Ted’s mother, and had two girls whose names almost never come up in public. (One is a doctor; the other is deceased.) He was 29 or 30—he can’t remember his exact age—when he married Eleanor Darragh. A mathematician like Rafael and the first in her family to graduate from college, Eleanor was a computer programmer for Shell. Eventually, the couple started their own seismic data-processing firm and followed the oil industry to Calgary. She spent a lot of time crunching numbers. He spent a lot of time out selling, socializing with clients…
For his first 20 years in this country, Rafael didn’t follow politics much. He focused on business, on family, and on his faith. But by the late 1970s, he was growing more and more worried about the dreadful economy under Jimmy Carter. There was stagflation, unemployment, gas shortages. It was an especially bad time for people in the oil industry. Rafael got involved with the Religious Roundtable, a mirror group to the Moral Majority that Jerry Falwell was starting around the same time. He was on the state board, part of the movement that mobilized evangelicals in 1980 to help elect Ronald Reagan. Dmagazine
That’s right, Ted’s father was infused in the religious right, in the Texas oil business and helped get Reagan and BUSH elected in 1980.
Ted then went on to help George W. Bush win and keep the White House in 2000.
And now he’s apparently doing what he can to help Jeb do the same thing in 2016. That is, unless you really think the hard-right is going to hire the first “Hispanic” president who’s married to a VP from Goldman Sachs.
Me? I don’t see that happening in this current atmosphere of fear and loathing in ‘Mericka. But that’s just me.
In short, these two clowns are steadily doing their level best to make sure they don’t win the republican nomination for the White House this year. If the MSM would stop covering them and only them, my guess is their poll numbers would drop substantially.
If you look back at Trump’s history and Ted’s you’ll realize they are both die-hard neoliberals. Trump used to be more along the line of the Clinton-branch of the Washington Consensus while Ted certainly came from the Thatcher side, but that’s just nit-picking. In spite of the pomp and circumstance of their road shows, they both serve the same interests and believe the same free-market, IMF/World Bank ideology: globalization. It’s the same for Hillary and Obama by the way.
They’re doing their parts for the “greater good” I imagine. Playing roles they’ve played before, each in his own way.
When they drop by the wayside, we’ll see where they land and more importantly where they send their gullible followers. But my guess is, if history teaches us anything, we already know the answer to that question.
I can hear Trump now: “JEB (fill in blank) is still a hell of a lot better than that socialist BERNIE (fill in the blank)!”
At least Cruz wont have to apologize for doing it. He’s been getting Bush family members in the White House for a while now. It’s a family tradition. Something to do with him being Hispanic I guess. Either that or a greedy silver-spooner son of an oil man.
It will be fun to watch though wont it?
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