Dumb Ass and Even Dumber Ass
The greatest thing about America is how it allows absolutely terrible people to run for president. With Terrible Ted Cruz announcing he wants to be the Most Powerful Man in the Free World, the GOP Clown Car finally has a driver with more morons soon to follow.
Ted Cruz is a natural for the presidency. A natural asshole. Being the most unliked dick in Washington is not a positive character trait.
Where’s this “deep bench” of candidates the Republicans keep bragging about? Looks more like a bunch of bench-warmers. A lot of guys want to run for president, but who’s the one who can actually beat Hillary Clinton? What difference does the choice of a lot of boring-ass White guys (and a Black guy who thinks like a boring-ass White guy) matter if the choices are all bad ones?
Having more bad choices than the Democrats have is nothing for Republicans to brag about. If Jeb Bush can’t outrun zombies like Cruz, Carson, and Huckabee to the party nomination, he’s got no business getting anywhere near Hillary. She’ll eviscerate him.
I don’t think much of RNC Chairman Reince Preibus, but I don’t think he’s stupid just because his name is. Preibus knows he has to allow the illusion the nomination process is fair and open to all, but he’s not about to let the party sink like a stone with Captain Cruz guiding the GOP ship into an iceberg. The party bosses want the White House back and they know it takes a Bush or a Scott Walker or somebody else who isn’t frothing at the mouth to get it for them.
Cruz will not be the next President of the United States. His path to winning is rally all the far-right (and White) conservatives to his side and the rest of the Republicans will fall in line to beat down Hillary. ALL the conservatives will never side with ANY Republican candidate. Not even and especially not St. Ronald the Reagan who would be denounced by cretins like Cruz as a squishy RINO due to his willingness to work with Democrats.
Ted Cruz is unelectable.
Appealing exclusively to your base is not a broad-based strategy to win the presidency. Cruz is a seeker of confrontation, not compromise and while that plays well with the faithful, it’s a huge turn-off to everyone else.
Cruz’s values and priorities are too narrow (and scary!) to appeal to all but the most ideologically pure. Even other Republicans can’t stand the guy.
Running to the far Right of American political thought is not a strategy destined to succeed. It’s only red meat to the fringes and is not a path to 270 electoral votes and without a winning strategy Cruz is simply another vanity candidate running for the ego stroke and the cheap publicity.
Let’s look forward to his appearance at the Republican debates where the other candidates will stand there rolling their eyes and clenching their fists as Cruz sneeringly dismisses the lot of them as fake-ass conservatives. It’ll be fun to watch a Rick Perry or Mike Huckabee playing rock-paper-scissors for the right to kick Cruz’s ass.
A polarizing prima donna like Cruz whose only ideology is “If Obama’s for it, I’m against it” lacks a coherent strategy to bring together all the multiple factions of the GOP together. There are other more electable and less egotistical alternatives to Cruz, the Miley Cyrus of politics.
Cruz says the U.S. Senate needs 100 members just like the racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted asshole Jesse Helms, and that’s not hyperbole, that’s an easily established fact.
The last thing American politics needs are any more Jesse Helms and the same goes for the American presidency. Especially, not the Canadian-born idiot son of a Cuban immigrant.