Ted Cruz and the Simple Power of the Truth

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Ted Cruz and the Simple Power of the Truth

The Chris­t­ian ideal has not been tried and found want­ing. It has been found dif­fi­cult; and left untried.

C.K. Chester­ton

We’ve talked a bit lately on how Ted Cruz is the only viable alter­na­tive to Don­ald Trump (Marco Rubio’s Puerto Rico vic­tory notwith­stand­ing) as we’ve seen time and time again him demon­strat­ing the abil­ity to win states and actu­ally beat Don­ald Trump, some­thing that Marco has not man­aged to show to us beyond the chilly climes of Minnesota.

But in one sense Ted Cruz’s suc­cess in the pri­maries is com­pletely counter intu­itive, par­tic­u­larly with Don­ald trump in the mix, consider:

He is hated by a lot of the Wash­ing­ton Estab­lish­ment and has directly chal­lenged them. That means in places where the estab­lish­ment rules Cruz is at a dis­tinct dis­ad­van­tage as opposed to say Marco Rubio it’s no coin­ci­dence that Marco did so well in the coun­ties around DC. That’s where the hacks live.

He is an actual social con­ser­v­a­tive and has not been afraid to dis­cuss that social con­ser­vatism nor showed a will­ing­ness to aban­don it, that turned off big money donors early.

His pri­mary issues, Oba­macare, Amnesty and oppos­ing Rad­i­cal Islam have been com­pletely co-​oped by the Don­ald Trump cam­paign as has, to some extend his evan­gel­i­cal vot­ing base.

Even with mul­ti­ple vic­to­ries under his belt, other than his own gov­er­nor of Texas he can’t buy the endorse­ment of a gov­er­nor, and as for his fel­low sen­a­tors, the clos­est thing he’s got­ten to an endorse­ment is Lind­sey Gra­ham con­ced­ing that if Don­ald Trump is to be stopped the only choice is Cruz. The estab­lish­ment pols and the estab­lish­ment money has all got­ten behind Rubio

So given these facts how has Ted Cruz con­tin­ued to rack up wins while Macro Rubio’s “always look on the bright side of life” phi­los­o­phy only gains laughs.

Truth.

For all of the Donald’s™ cries of “liar” Ted Cruz’s strength is his will­ing­ness to tell the truth.

First to the peo­ple who elected him. Over and over he sup­ported the poli­cies that he said he would sup­port and opposed the poli­cies he said he would oppose. Marco Rubio’s defin­ing moment, by con­trast, was the gang of 8 bill pushed by the estab­lish­ment and the press in direct con­trast to what he told vot­ers he would do.

Sec­ond to Repub­li­cans who fol­low con­gress when he illus­trated the dif­fer­ence between “show votes” and “real votes” let­ting the peo­ple see the GOP estab­lish­ment not as they pre­tend to be, but as they are.

Third to the media as when they attempted to cre­ate their memes he not only refused to go along with them but points out truths they would like to ignore (for exam­ple George Stephanopou­los Clin­ton connection)

and Finally to the Pri­mary elec­torate where his attacks on Don­ald Trump are based on actual ver­i­fi­able state­ments and actual events with video as opposed to mak­ing crude jokes con­cern­ing anatomy, yet at the same time pro­claim­ing that he will vote for the even­tual nom­i­nee because he gave his word and fur­ther point­ing out that if the party tries to steal the elec­tion at the con­ven­tion it would be unjust.

Cruz’s mes­sage is the one Rush Lim­baugh has been giv­ing for decades, namely con­ser­vatism works every­where it is tried and we should get back to try­ing it here.

That’s the truth, Ted Cruz owns it and that’s why I’m with him.

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The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.

C.K. Chesterton

 

We’ve talked a bit lately on how Ted Cruz is the only viable alternative to Donald Trump (Marco Rubio’s Puerto Rico victory notwithstanding) as we’ve seen time and time again him demonstrating the ability to win states and actually beat Donald Trump, something that Marco has not managed to show to us beyond the chilly climes of Minnesota.

But in one sense Ted Cruz’s success in the primaries is completely counter intuitive, particularly with Donald trump in the mix, consider:

He is hated by a lot of the Washington Establishment and has directly challenged them. That means in places where the establishment rules Cruz is at a distinct disadvantage as opposed to say Marco Rubio it’s no coincidence that Marco did so well in the counties around DC. That’s where the hacks live.

He is an actual social conservative and has not been afraid to discuss that social conservatism nor showed a willingness to abandon it, that turned off big money donors early.

His primary issues, Obamacare, Amnesty and opposing Radical Islam have been completely co-oped by the Donald Trump campaign as has, to some extend his evangelical voting base.

Even with multiple victories under his belt, other than his own governor of Texas he can’t buy the endorsement of a governor, and as for his fellow senators, the closest thing he’s gotten to an endorsement is Lindsey Graham conceding that if Donald Trump is to be stopped the only choice is Cruz.  The establishment pols and the establishment money has all gotten behind Rubio

So given these facts how has Ted Cruz continued to rack up wins while Macro Rubio’s “always look on the bright side of life” philosophy only gains laughs.

Truth.

For all of the Donald’s™ cries of “liar”  Ted Cruz’s strength is his willingness to tell the truth.

First to the people who elected him.  Over and over he supported the policies that he said he would support and opposed the policies he said he would oppose.  Marco Rubio’s defining moment, by contrast, was the gang of 8 bill pushed by the establishment and the press in direct contrast to what he told voters he would do.

Second to Republicans who follow congress when he illustrated the difference between “show votes” and “real votes” letting the people see the GOP establishment not as they pretend to be, but as they are.

Third to the media as when they attempted to create their memes he not only refused to go along with them but points out truths they would like to ignore (for example George Stephanopoulos Clinton connection)

and Finally to the Primary electorate where his attacks on Donald Trump are based on actual verifiable statements and actual events with video as opposed to making crude jokes concerning anatomy, yet at the same time proclaiming that he will vote for the eventual nominee because he gave his word and further pointing out that if the party tries to steal the election at the convention it would be unjust.

Cruz’s message is the one Rush Limbaugh has been giving for decades, namely conservatism works everywhere it is tried and we should get back to trying it here.

That’s the truth, Ted Cruz owns it and that’s why I’m with him.

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