A cartel is defined in one or two ways. The way I think senator Ted Cruz defines it looks something like this:
A coalition or cooperative arrangement between political parties intended to promote a mutual interest.
Cruz believes that there is collusion between the political parties. And while some of that is true, what is really lacking is transparency. The president is a Goldman Sachs puppet. No president in history has taken more money from that lovable bank. The congress is also bought off by special interests. All of the presidential candidates with the exception of Donald Trump, are taking this filthy lucre.
A self funded campaign is the only way around this mess.
Ted Cruz sends out desperate fundraising letters written by gorilla marketing experts. Spam folders all over cyberspace are being filled with Cruz campaign “alerts” which in some cases are printed in bold text with frantic underlining in places to make you aware of the impending doom.
For most Americans, this kind of stuff is just plain annoying and nobody’s going to donate “before midnight tonight”. The Cruz campaign sounds like a Ginsu Knives commercial.
You have to donate in the next 48 hours…
Or what Cruz? Will Washington be attacked by a Russian made nuke? Will pizza be outlawed by some evil health food Nazi? Will the Simpsons finally go off the air after 25 years?
Donald Trump is NOT the Washington cartel. Ted Cruz attempts to make the case that it’s him and him alone against the establishment. But who in their right mind thinks Trump is part of the establishment? Not most voters. Not the media. Despite the best positioning efforts marketing can muster, Cruz is NOT the real outsider.
A quick summary is apparently in order for those of you drinking the Ted Kool Aid.
Ted Cruz took two non-disclosed loans for his 2012 senate campaign. One of them was from Goldman Sachs. The interest on this loan was extraordinarily low considering how much the loan was for. Cruz’s wife Heidi works for Goldman Sachs and she’s currently on a leave of absence during Ted’s presidential bid.
Ted Cruz worked for and advised George W. Bush. He worked on campaign strategy. He worked on faith based initiatives. He was part of what may shake out as the worst republican presidency in our lifetime. Bush grew the government, increased the debt, got us into two wars that were not directly related to our security, and admittedly blew up the private sector in order to save it (his words paraphrased).
The Bush presidency gave us Barack Obama. The economy collapsed under George W. Bush. Ted Cruz worked for and advised Bush. How is this hard to understand for these blind Cruz “conservatives” who think Ted is the second coming of Barry Goldwater?
And Cruz is also constantly playing the faith card. Vote for me, I’m a Christian. What kind of Christian oversees a campaign where lies and deception are standard practice?
All one needs to do is dig up the audio sent to precinct captains in Iowa instructing them to tell people that Ben Carson was dropping out. That’s all you need to know about Cruz. He plays desperate. And we’ve all seen this movie before. We saw what happened in Mississippi with the Thad Cochrane race. Same tactics, different group of people doing it. Ted Cruz campaigns exactly like the Washington cartel.
So when you hear this cartel nonsense, remember the old adage, it takes one to know one.