I still remember people on my ship making fun of Chief Johnson when they would say in their most mocking redneck accent, “What are you Petty Officer Smith, some kind of stupid or what?”
Today Ted Cruz has fired-off his version of my old Chief, Cruz called most Republican voters stupid because they support other candidates. He lifted a phrase from Rush Limbaugh and has decreed the majority of us are “low information voters” because we don’t support him.
Cruz says Trump backers have ‘relatively low information,’ not very ‘engaged’
Ted, I think your supporters are the low information ones or at least haphazardly cherry picking your positions and ignoring your record.
Here are a few examples:
While typical of the California Republican Assembly, the same meeting where they voted overwhelmingly on the first ballot to endorse Cruz, they also overwhelmingly voted to oppose his globalist Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)treaty which was negotiated by Barack Obama. This almost 6,000 page treaty yields U.S. sovereignty to yet another international court that has the power to tell our private sector what they can and can’t do—including criminal sanctions without due process by a U.S. court.
Ted is very cozy with Wall Street and his wife is better connected there than Hillary. He also takes credit for much of the success of the Bush Administration. He is the consummate insider that has gotten away with claiming to be an outsider.
The Bush-Cruz connection is clear. Ted was George W.’s brain when he ran for president. A top policy adviser, Ted maneuvered for Solicitor General in Bush World but settled for a plum at the Federal Trade Commission. Ted’s a Bush man with deep ties to the political and financial establishment. Ted and wife Heidi brag about being the first “Bush marriage” – they met as Bush staffers. Cruz was an adviser on legal affairs while Heidi was an adviser on economic policy and eventually director for the Western Hemisphere on the National Security Council under Condoleezza Rice. Condi helped give us the phony war in Iraq. Heidi then went to the Bush U.S. Trade Representative as a top deputy to U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Zoellick, who wired Heidi’s membership in the Council on Foreign Relations and job at Goldman Sachs. The bailed-out bank then loaned Cruz $1 million secretly to finance his Senate race. Crux would also borrow an undisclosed $1 million loan from Citicorp.
Cruz has become quite adroit at saying one thing while his history shows him doing the other. Rather than the outsider he claims to be, Ted Cruz is the ultimate insider, former top Bush 41 policy aide and globalist, Ivy Leaguer, and establishment insider. There is no better example of this than Calgary Ted’s actions surrounding the big Wall Street banks and their secret funding of his political ascension. Oil and Gas Millions fund this guy Cruz has been gorging at the table of the ultimate insider of all insiders – Goldman Sachs and Citibank. His TPP support is the proof in the pudding.
Ted Cruz, A Bush By Another Name
So if you believe the Cruz narrative then you are “enlightened”; however, if you know enough to be concerned that his rhetoric doesn’t match his record then you are a “low information voter.”
Ted, how does calling people stupid get more folks to vote for you?
Also, how does calling us stupid glorify Christ or his bride? Which Jesus did your dad teach you about at his church?
Shouldn’t Christians in politics bring a more ethical and loving example instead of insulting people and lying about other candidates (Rubio) just to gain advantage?
Power politics is unbiblical but it is the only paradigm practiced by Christians in the public square. If you’d spend more time in the first 39 books of the Bible you just might figure that out.
Trump is bringing people into the Republican fold, Cruz is insulting them; great strategy Ted.
Last I heard, we needed a broad coalition of folks to win in November not an army of one.