Friday, April 29, 2016

Rising Stock

I have some serious reservations about each and every one of the four remaining candidates for president (five, if you count John Kasich, which I don't). But when I saw this story Ted Cruz's price per share immediately skyrocketed in my personal presidential stock market.

Boehner: Ted Cruz a 'miserable son of a bitch'
Former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) panned Ted Cruz as “Lucifer in the flesh” during comments at an event Wednesday night at Stanford University.

“I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone,” Boehner said, according to The Stanford Daily.

“But I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”
Oscar Wilde once said "You can always judge a man by the quality of his enemies." If that's true, then the fact that John Boehner (and by extension, the corps of D.C. insiders) considers Ted Cruz an enemy speaks volumes about both.

Remember way back when... when there were 15 or 16 republican presidential candidates? Cruz was a Washington outsider then. Hell, even after getting elected to the senate he remained an outsider from Day One.
Cruz ... met with House members of the conservative Freedom Caucus — an unusual move for a freshman senator — in 2013 and pushed them to fight to defund ObamaCare. The effort eventually led to a government shutdown...

Boehner reportedly called Cruz a “jackass” over the issue.
Boehner and his cronies are the jackasses. Even today, he and the rest of the GOP establishment don't get it. They fail to understand that their failure to stand up and do the job they were elected to do - dismantle obamacare, secure our borders, seek out and destroy terrorists, balance the budget, restore America's international power and prestige, and generally preserve American values and traditions - has resulted in The Rise of Trump.

What I don't get is how over the past few months Cruz has come to be portrayed as a member of the establishment, while others get a pass.
(Boehner) recounted how he used to play golf with Donald Trump, the current GOP presidential front-runner, and said they were “texting buddies.”

Boehner told the crowd he’d support Trump in the general election, but not Cruz.
So who's the real outsider here? And who's the miserable son of a bitch?

It ain't Ted...


Bag Blog said...

A FB friend and very conservative Republican hates Trump, but just this morning she posted that Cruz was "obnoxious" on some forum last night. Interesting.

Anonymous said...

"Divide and conquer" sound familiar?

Well Seasoned Fool said...

I remain firmly committed to anybody but Shillary.

Randy said...

yup, been saying the same thing, even before anyone started campaigning.

CenTexTim said...

BB - there's no doubt Cruz can be abrasive. He firmly believes in doing what he thinks is right, and won't compromise. That can be both a good thing and a bad thing, but either way it will rub some people the wrong way.

Toejam - you might be giving the establishment too much credit. It's a tossup between ignorance/arrogance, and conspiracy. Maybe it's a little bit of both...

WSF and Randy - agree 100%.

Old NFO said...

I'm with WSF... sigh

CenTexTim said...

You and me both!