Senator Ted Cruz Cannot Stop Being a Horse’s Ass – No Matter What.

Politics is not only a blood sport in America, it’s a mobster’s game of nerves, cunning and complex psychological calculations. Those who can out-calculate their peers, will win most often. Those who fail to make the right move at the perfect moment, often lose and lose badly. The accumulated detritus of those career losses often do not show up for many years. Just like the beloved elephant icon of the GOP, who never forgets, I doubt many will forget what took place last night on the 2016 GOP convention floor.

All evening last night I sat in amazement in front of my Twitter feed, watching the steady stream of conservative American outrage pour onto the site, after Senator Ted Cruz refused to endorse front runner and GOP nominee Donald Trump at the end of his speech on the 2016 #GOPConvention floor.

Forget all circumspect thought as to paving a smoother road into one’s own political future. Forget patriotism and altruistic love of country, the Republican party, the state of Texas and a Texan’s personal state pride. Forget all hope of obtaining a coveted cabinet post in the new Trump administration as it congeals right after his election [ which WILL take place.] Mr. Cruz is so hopelessly, helplessly narcissistic that he could not bring himself to save his own political and professional future by just DOING THE RIGHT THING for once, and endorsing the man who beat him so soundly in the 2016 primaries that it made American history.

Cruz’s very lame explanation for his refusal to endorse is that Trump had attacked his family during the primaries. He seems to have conveniently forgotten [ or just omitted ] the fact that it was he, Mr. Ted Cruz, who began that spat by attacking Trump’s wife, Melania, first. And so it goes in American politics.

Donald Trump received more votes during the 2016 presidential primary season than any candidate in American history, including Ronald Reagan and Mitt Romney. This is not a disputable or arguable fact. Go look it up if you must. He has re-invigorated an aging, ailing, stale GOP which hasn’t put forth an exciting candidate relevant since the sassy Alaskan Sarah Palin strutted her stuff across the stage in 2008 as John McCain’s running mate. [ Mrs. Palin had the stage presence and pizazz, but she lacked the experience and political street smarts needed to maneuver her career into her own political candidacy for president after 2008.]

Would it have just KILLED YOU, Ted, to go ahead and endorse the man, so we could all get on with the business of getting him to the White House in time to avert World War Three and/or a global economic collapse?  For God’s sake. Narcissism REALLY IS a professionally fatal, personally terminal disease.

Even this morning, after having been quickly escorted off the GOP convention grounds last night by security, as furious crowds turned on him, drawing close enough to land a few blows, Mr. Cruz remained defiant at a breakfast forum press conference, arguing with the furious crowd as they shouted him down, demanding that he shut up and “Sit down!”

Mr. Trump has apparently taken all of this in stride, although the look on his face and his family’s faces last night gave away their sheer disgust and disappointment. The Donald tweeted:

When it became apparent Cruz was once again using a big stage to whine and serve his own purposes rather than unite the party, he got booed right off the stage. And then Donald Trump sent out a tweet telling his supporters it was “No big deal!”

At the tender age of 60, I’ve been around long enough to see some conventions come and go, along with many many political candidates. I’ve observed with keen interest as their fortunes rose and fell, or sometimes, just quietly evaporated like a puddle in the sun. But until last night I’ve never seen a man so publicly politically ignite, then combust with such suddenness, as Mr. Cruz did. To hell with his family, his state, his position in Washington. To hell with his own career, his personal and political future. He was going down in flames in front of every conservative American who cares and watches politics. He would steadfastly REFUSE to endorse the man most likely to become the next president, no matter what it was going to cost him.

Almost immediately the cost of making that decision began to boil up on social media. Today it boiled over. I don’t believe a career counselor, wise spouse, or psychiatrist can do anything to save Ted Cruz from being who he really is. He’s a bonafide horse’s ass, and now we all see that quite clearly.

I believe Mr. Cruz’s days are now numbered as a relevant force in the conservative circles of American politics. Who knows how he’ll spend his future? I really don’t see him being re-elected to the Senate. Not after last night. He can always spend his days tapping golf balls around the putting green with Mitt Romney and John McCain. But he’s always going to famously MISS that easy 2 foot putt.

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Krauthammer: Cruz’s RNC Speech Was ‘Longest Suicide Note’ in U.S. Political History

Citations from the press:

“In a dramatic development, as Cruz wrapped up his speech, Trump suddenly appeared in the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. He walked to join his family in a VIP area and flashed a thumbs-up — a gesture that transmitted clear anger at the Texas senator’s behavior.”

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/20/politics/ted-cruz-republican-convention-moment/

“Everyone tuning in to Senator Ted Cruz‘s speech at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night ended up watching more than they bargained for. They didn’t just witness a speech, they witnessed a stunningly clear case of political suicide.”

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/21/ted-cruz-just-crushed-his-political-career-with-that-gop-convention-speech-commentary.html

Earlier articles on Screenshotsnews.net about Ted Cruz:

https://screenshotsnews.net/?s=Ted+Cruz&submit=Search

Tucson Arizona: Black Cop Attends Donald Trump Rally and Shares His Eye-Witness Experience

The 2016 presidential campaign officially went off the rails of actuality months ago when America’s Big Media Cartel [ owned & controlled by the Rothschild/Rockefeller/Bilderberg /CFR globalist cabal ] of ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and MSNBC began to act as ONE SOLID LIBEL FORCE to paint billionaire Donald Trump as a Muslim hating, woman hating, Mexican hating ‘racist’ demagogue. That’s the message the cartel wanted to be nationally broadcast, and all four major networks got right in line and began airing their Psy Ops around the clock.

Trump supporters know the truth about this man and have consistently called out BIG MEDIA on it since. Most dissenting voices of actuality are drowned out by the overwhelming roar / deluge of libel, lies, slander and vicious talking heads activity that the American public is now subjected to every day about Trump from the Big Five news networks.

 (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)

One of the most successful Psy Ops to date from the 2016 presidential campaign season has been the Establishment’s planned public image ‘total takedown’ of trump by the cartel owned ‘Big Five’ mainstream media news networks. His own off-the-cuff comments haven’t helped him much, but what the alphabet news outlets have done since those poorly chosen words left Trump’s mouth has been an epic effort to literally demonize the man in the eyes of the American public, such that he is now utterly despised by millions of American Muslims, young women, and people of color.

It’s tragic. Trump employs thousands of people of course, [ including people of color, young professional women, working class women, blacks, Muslims and Hispanics ] and is neither a racist, a woman hater or a bigot. Far from it. But to hear the Big Five discuss him, he’s a literal monster:  a total Psy Op ‘success’ for the alphabet news cartel.  Outside of his circle of untold millions of devoted supporters, Trump has now become a notorious figure for all the wrong reasons, a national butt of jokes, political cartoon fodder, and has even been compared to Hitler by hysterical pundits and reporters from the Far Left wingnut brigade.

All of this makes it hard for the average Joe to figure out who the man actually is. America needs to hear from one another what OUR opinion of Trump really is. What we don’t need one more second of is the Bilderberg controlled Big Five fake news outlets painting in their contrived details for us.

Now and again a voice emerges from the crowd that really needs to be heard. That’s why I am publishing the home video eye witness account from a young black male, a police officer, who decided to attend a Donald Trump rally down in Tucson Arizona and see for himself what all the fuss was about. This is a story you really need to hear if you give half a damn about the TRUTH vs. what Big Media wants you to believe. Have a listen:

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Jeb Burned Through 120 Million Dollars in Six Months, Donors Now Furious. Trump Has Spent Almost Nothing, Leads by a Landslide.

Jeb raised more money than any other candidate running on either side last year. Then he burned through every bit of it in six months and never placed above 5-6% in any primary. What a colossal waste of donor money. What a final heartbreak for Mitt Romney as well. Romney might have run one last time, but Jeb’s people flew out west last year and bought him off then bought all his former campaign staff last summer to come work for Jeb. Can’t Buy me Love, Jeb. [ Exclamation point now turned upside down 😦 ]

The word “decadence” is not a word one usually associates with the business of running for president. But I think it might apply when looking at the Jeb Bush 2016 presidential campaign. This campaign season is shattering almost all establishment notions about presidential elections. Nothing that held true in the past is holding water, or holding anything at all this year. A complete political outsider with zero campaign experience, who is spending almost NO money, is turning the entire process into a textbook clinic on how to upset the status quo and shake the foundations of the GOP: Donald Trump.

In so doing, Trump is also giving the nation a really good look at his general day to day fiscal disposition overall. The common sense frugality of his campaign spending is not just laudable, it’s outstanding. He’s teaching the entire nation a lesson on how to run for president – as well as pointing out how NOT to run for president.  It’s not right to try to “buy your way in” and we all know that. But they have been doing for decades. Is it possible that the dirty rotten money machine behind American presidential elections might finally have a crack in it’s engine block? I hope so.

Have a look at Trump’s ad spending numbers [$216,000] vs. Jeb’s [32.5 million dollars]. It’s enough of a stunning spectacle of a difference to make you have to go sit down and just think about it for a while. Wow.

Meanwhile, for those who always believed that the biggest war chest would pave the way to the White House: witness Jeb Bush. The Bush campaign shamelessly burned through more than 120 million dollars since last summer, and Jeb couldn’t pull more than 3% in any early primary. It’s been a stunning comeuppance for Bush and his entire family, not to mention the Super PAC ‘Right to Rise’ that sponsored him and about 11,000 stunned angry donors.  Alot of people got seriously ripped off here. It’s no wonder they are not happy.

Campaign strategist Mike Murphy took a 14 million dollar paycheck after burning though 120+ million dollars in donations for Jeb Bush. Bush never even got out of the starting gate. Sounds more than a little bit slimy.

Campaign strategist Mike Murphy is now feeling the heat over the squandered millions. He walks away with 14 million dollars. So how does all that work anyway? The guy who helps you fail gets a handsome paycheck for doing so? How is that remotely fair to those donors?  And where did all the money go?

“Another big loser tonight: Mike Murphy,” tweeted conservative commentator Erick Erickson.

One Bush bundler told CNN’s Dana Bash that when it came to Murphy, “strong knives are out.”

“He made minimum of $14 million,” the bundler said, requesting anonymity to speak freely about campaign strategy.

It got so bad by the time the pathetic Jeb! camp rolled into Iowa that they were literally PAYING PEOPLE to go and fill seats at his events. This is an all time low in politics, as far as I am concerned:

Iowa flyer used by the Jeb! campaign to pay people to go and sit at his speeches and events. The shame, the shame…

Maybe, just maybe, the Jeb Bush 2016 embarrassment might be the beginning of a new era in American politics, where it literally becomes true that “money can’t you love” – and that it also becomes true that the biggest war chest gets DOESN’T always get go live in the White House, where the stakes are 1,000 times higher when it comes to fiscal sobriety, balancing budgets, whittling down our deficit, and living within our means as a nation.

We don’t need any more spendaholics running the country.  I know that everyone in my own close circle feels the same way I do about this.  BIG MONEY buying the White House is ruining our political process, corrupting our national elections, and eroding the fiscal fabric of the country. Putting a skilled and financially circumspect businessman into the oval office [ for a change! ] is the smartest thing America can do at this juncture to bring financial responsibility back to the governance of our nation. The last 16 years of reckless government spending has brought the country to the brink of financial ruin. Enough.

Even if Donald Trump does make the wrong comment once in a while, he’s got more business sense and fiscal intuition than all the other candidates combined, especially Jeb. That’s EXACTLY what this tattered bankrupt country needs right now. I’m voting for him. I’ve made up my mind.

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Iowa: Ted Cruz Campaign Tried to “Shame” Voters into Caucusing, Told Staff Ben Carson Was Dropping Out of the Race: Video Proof

What Ted Cruz just did is not only outrageous, it’s overtly fraudulent. How is it even LEGAL? – Screenshots blog author

There are certain inevitable moments in a political campaign when the actions of a candidate give away his real character. I watch for these. I’ve seen plenty of political candidates come and go. I was a little girl 7 years old when John F. Kennedy died. These “political tells” are often glaringly obvious. Other times they are so subtle, they can fly right by the majority. They sometimes go unnoticed by all but a few seasoned campaign watchers. “Political tells” are indicators of true character, or in some cases, they reveal the uglier inner nature of the real person who is running for office, the man or woman behind the facade. Ted Cruz would have you believe that he is the most pious and upstanding Christian man in the 2016 presidential race, right?

But what his campaign did this week, to pressure would-be caucus goers into action, is one of the absolute lowest, sleaziest political moves I have EVER seen a politician take to try to LITERALLY bend the wills of possible supporters and constituents. It more or less amounted to a blatant public political false flag – a “Psy Op” or psychological operation, created by the Cruz campaign to attempt to shame and embarrass Iowans into attending the Caucus and voting.

Ted Cruz’s political campaign mocked up a very officious looking “Voter Violation” flyer which looked like it could have come right out of the state government offices in Iowa. It was designed to look like an official state government document, printed in black text on a pale yellow paper stock. This flyer listed the names of the NEIGHBORS of the recipient and graded their voting record in the Iowa Caucuses. If a neighbor had not voted in a caucus in several years, they were given a large red bold face F – report card style, like the old report cards we used to get in grade school, once upon a time.

Cited:The mailer was a large card printed to look like a manila envelope on one side and was labeled in all capital letters, “ELECTION ALERT,” “VOTER VIOLATION,” “PUBLIC RECORD,” and “FURTHER ACTION NEEDED.”

Basically what the Cruz campaign did was send a letter out to Iowa caucus voters misrepresenting voters as being in violation of Iowa voter laws via how many times they’ve voted or failed to vote.”

There are several SERIOUS and offensive problems with these flyers. First, the grades are phony and were made up out of thin air. Secondly, it is no one’s business whether ‘John and Hilda’ down the street voted or not in the last several caucuses. That’s uniquely their own private business. There may have been a death or illness in the family. Weather may have been prohibitive. They may have been out of town. Etcetera. Why or whether they caucused is absolutely no one’s business but their own. And no politician has the right to assign an arbitrary letter grade to a private citizen’s voting record, dummy up a fake ‘official’ governmental document, then publish the fake failing grade in the fake government document, and mail it to all of John and Hilda’s neighbors!!

Pause to consider how low Ted Cruz stooped to try publicly shame voters into attending the caucus. Pause to consider that his campaign went out of their way to make that flyer look like it was sourced from an official government office. Pause to consider how SLEAZY this is. Then pause to consider how creepy it was that he mailed the voting records of people’s neighbors to other neighbors to try to literally embarrass them into attending the caucus. How low will Ted Cruz stoop to try to get a vote? Now you know.

I think this “Voter Violation” flyer speaks volumes about the REAL Ted Cruz, as opposed to the pious “better-than-thou” man we see in public. I wouldn’t vote for this man now if he was the last candidate on earth. Unbelievable.

By the way, the Iowa Secretary of State is rightfully furious about these flyers. So are Iowa residents.

Cited:  “Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate was taken aback by the flyers also and commented on debacle. Pate said, “Today I was shown a piece of literature from the Cruz for President campaign that misrepresents the role of my office, and worse, misrepresents Iowa election law. Accusing citizens of Iowa of a voting violation based on Iowa Caucus participation, or lack thereof, is false representation of an official act. There is no such thing as an election violation related to frequency of voting. Any insinuation or statement to the contrary is wrong and I believe it is not in keeping in the spirit of the Iowa Caucuses.”

UPDATE: Two days after the Iowa Caucus

But wait… the “cheating to win” issue with the Cruz gets even worse. It turns out two days after Iowa, we all learn that the Cruz campaign cheated a second time, telling Ben Carson supporters that Carson was dropping out of the race, based on a news report that stated he was taking a few days off in Florida. CNN’s news story never stated anything about Carson dropping out of the race. He was just taking some time off. Was that news story  misreported to Carson supporters? And was that done deliberately to try to encourage those people to throw their support behind Cruz instead? That’s what some news outlets are now reporting. The video below contains the voicemail message from the Ted Cruz campaign to it’s staffers, telling them Carson was out and to encourage voters to caucus for Cruz. You can’t argue with proof.

Carson supporters were asked to throw their votes behind Cruz. It’s a murky rather muddled story and now that the caucus is over, Carson’s camp is furious over it. Cruz has apologized, but if this happened, and his campaign allowed Carson supporters to believe that their man was out – that’s yet another VERY LOW moment for the Cruz campaign.

We all know now that Cruz won the Iowa Caucus. But the tactics his campaign used to get that 6,000 vote edge over Trump are highly questionable. If the man has to lie and cheat in order to win his first campaign caucus, I think it speaks volumes about what kind of person he actually is, as opposed to the pious exterior that he presents on the campaign trail.

As might have been expected, Donald Trump, after a day’s reflection on all of this, has fairly detonated, threatening to sue Cruz over the cheating.

“What [Cruz] did is unthinkable,” Trump said, later stating that Cruz was a “really fraudulent” character.

Cited:  “Early reports that Carson – who was directly competing with Cruz for social conservative and evangelical supporters – was leaving the campaign trail started to surface as caucusing began Monday evening. Upon hearing reports that their candidate was leaving the trail to return to his home in Florida, Team Carson responded swiftly, saying the retired neurosurgeon was only going home for clean clothes but was then headed to New Hampshire for the Feb. 9 primary.

But Carson told Fox News Tuesday morning that Cruz supporters and representatives took that narrative a step further, and told caucus-goers at “many” precincts that he was dropping out.”

Tina Fey NAILS IT Once Again as Sarah Palin on SNL: January 23rd 2016 Show

You gotta love politics for it’s supreme mockability and pure, natural hilarity. All it takes to make an audience lose it laughing so hard is Comedy Queen Tina Fey getting into character, once again, as Sarah Palin. This spoof aired on last night’s Saturday Night Live show on January 23rd 2016.

Tina’s been at these dead-on comic character spoofs of Sarah Palin for quite some time. It all started with the skit below, when viewers noted that Tina actually looks enough like Palin to make a rather striking parody. Here’s Tina Fey back in September of 2008 spoofing Sarah Palin with Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton:

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Hillary Clinton IS NOT Telling the Truth About Her Emails: FBI Investigation Deepens

Bernie Sanders might be tired of ‘hearing about Hillary Clinton’s damn emails’ but the end of this festering news story is nowhere in sight. Here are some of today’s breaking news developments about the mess, which gets larger by the day:

Inspector General: Clinton emails had intel from most secretive, classified programs

“Fox News exclusively obtained the unclassified letter, sent Jan. 14 from Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III. It laid out the findings of a recent comprehensive review by intelligence agencies that identified “several dozen” additional classified emails — including specific intelligence known as “special access programs” (SAP).  

That indicates a level of classification beyond even “top secret,” the label previously given to two emails found on her server, and brings even more scrutiny to the presidential candidate’s handling of the government’s closely held secrets.

“To date, I have received two sworn declarations from one [intelligence community] element. These declarations cover several dozen emails containing classified information determined by the IC element to be at the confidential, secret, and top secret/sap levels,” said the IG letter to lawmakers with oversight of the intelligence community and State Department. “According to the declarant, these documents contain information derived from classified IC element sources.”

Hillary Clinton, to be questioned by the FBI in the email scandal

Trump pleads with FBI to go after Clinton for email scandal

If Hillary Clinton is not willing to come clean about what was passing through her email server during her tenure as Secretary of State, how in hell could she be trusted to be above board with the American people on ANY other subject?

She’s not qualified for high office any longer, if she ever was. This woman is corrupt. So is her husband. When the FBI finally opens an investigation into the Clinton family’s non-profit foundations, they are going to find a tangled web of graft and illegal activity, all designed to line the Clintons’ pockets. These investigations are nowhere close to being over. It will only get worse for Mrs. Clinton from this point forward.

If Hillary does manage to get elected, I predict her presidency will go down in history as one of the most scandal ridden corrupt administrations in recent memory. It’s coming, folks. We can choose as a nation to be wise enough as one electorate to collectively change this horrendous outcome in the 2016 race to the White House. We can decide not to put this woman in office. She is not capable of telling the truth on this issue, or any other issue regarding her behavior and character. I know it’s way past time for a woman to hold the highest office in the land. Just not THIS woman.

Tags: Hillary Clinton email scandal, politics 2016, Hillary Clinton, 2016 presidential race