Friday, July 22, 2016

Teddy Boy's revenge

Well, finally. After all the threats and the icy ruminations, the Republicans—the great majority of them—have unified and officially chosen Donald Trump as their presidential candidate.
Grover Norquist has given a good speech praising Trump for his tax plan and his ability to get both the economy and job creation moving. Trump Jr. electrified the crowd with the message that while looking after all Americans is a noble goal, the current administration's policies do nothing to achieve that. Chris Christie, possibly the new attorney general in a Trump administration, tore into Hillary, although his saber-rattling with regard to Russia was frustrating.
Hillary Clinton is in deep trouble, as the nation has been smitten by Melania Trump in the wake of her speech. The liberals, the media, the Clinton campaign are all alleging that she stole chunks of the speech from Michelle Obama's 2008 victory speech. They had to, because Melania's a good woman, who speaks from the heart, who embodies the American dream in every way. She's not a bitter, smouldering virago who cares only about herself and her own advancement and absolutely nothing else. It's the Democrat way.
Ted Cruz, unfortunately, did not do his job by endorsing Trump—and, yes, that was his job. Why he even went to the convention is questionable if he was not to rise above the past. It seems to me to be the act of a secret agent for the Democrats or a plant for Goldman Sachs, for whom Cruz's wife, Heidi, works. What kind of political future this man expects to have when he acts like this is impossible to say. I understand his reluctance in order to be a man of honor by defending his wife and father, but what was the point of his attendance except to rile up the audience by refusing to deliver his endorsement?
This is not CPAC; this is not some "purist" conservative think-tank; this is not a RedState event. This is the Republican conventionCruz should have sat it out along with George Will and Bill Kristol. Chris Christie declared that Cruz "showed himself to not be a man of his word," and he's correct.
According to talk-show host Jeff Kuhner, a Cruz-supporting delegate at the convention said to him that he knew for certain that Trump was prepared to nominate Cruz to take Scalia's seat on the Supreme Court. Cruz must have known this as well. Why would he deliberately throw that away? What is with Teddy Boy and the Cruz-bots? As a caller to Kuhner's show brilliantly put it, "Japan can forgive the two nuclear bombs dropped on it enough to be our ally and side with the U.S. because it knows it makes geopolitical sense. Cruz can't overcome snide remarks about his family to show unity for the good of the country?"
Cruz wants voters to vote their conscience, but there's only Gary Johnson and Hillary Clinton on the ticket, as well as some no-names running their own little shitwagon campaigns that never get more than between 0.5 to 1 percent, so who does Cruz mean? Teddy Boy has shown himself to be a man who holds grudges, and we don't need that within the party. We have no end of little boys like Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham, Mitt Romney, Glenn Beck, Erick Erickson, et al., who apparently have no clue how to be a mensch. Michael Savage said it best: This was "not voting your conscience. This was a sour-grapes backstabber and he should never have been put on the platform."
As Scott Walker succinctly put it, "A vote for anyone other than Donald Trump is a vote for Hillary Clinton." Marco Rubio, to his credit, said, "the time for fighting each other is over. It's time to come together and fight for a new direction for America." It looks as if Reince Preibus's work in getting Republicans to accept Trump paid off, Cruz's display of selfishness be damned.
If Cruz wants to stamp his feet like Nixon in 1960, let him. He brought whatever obsolescence that may come his way upon himself. The Never Trump spokesman had his say and he can screw off. I don't want to hear any more about this snake in a human form. He's a charlatan. He played a good game along with Mike Lee, Jeff Sessions and Rand Paul throughout the heady days before the launch of the Presidential contest. What was it all for? Your guess is as good as mine. At least Sessions still has a future.
Let the convention roll on by uplifting a successful business man who gave it his all due to his love of country and countrymen and deserves this show of support.

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