Ted Cruz…Establishment Handmaiden
Washington Times reporter Charles Hurt has confirmed what I have been saying for a while. Ted Cruz is no longer in the race to win it, he is in the race to prevent Donald Trump from winning it. The establishment may hate Ted Cruz, but they fear Donald Trump. That’s because he has gained the trust of the voters by pointing out just how ineffective the establishment has been. Besides, it’s not like they are going to allow Ted Cruz to have the republican nomination. They are only using him to stop Trump. If he does, they will then dump him along the roadside in a burlap bag.
Hurt says that the establishment didn’t pay any attention to Trump until it was too late because they were in denial over his viability as a candidate and his ability to tap into the concerns of the middle class.
“They opened this huge avenue for Donald Trump, who isn’t like them, who’s an outsider, who is flamboyant, and is a force unlike anybody else,” he continued. “They allowed him to walk in, and the guy was one hundred percent in tune with voters on everything.”
“I think that the Establishment, they’re absolutely freaking out about this. So now that they’re getting into this whole big debate about the rules at the convention, and the numbers, and 1237, all this kind of stuff. They love this. This is great for them. This is their honey hole right here!”
“And, by the way, it’s also Sen. Ted Cruz’s honey hole. He is best when he’s doing the back-room horse trading over how to use the rules to screw over some parliamentary trick thing. That’s his bread and butter, man. And Donald Trump looks at this stuff like most Americans, and says, ‘Oh, that’s hogwash, man. Let’s just build the wall, and we’re gonna make Mexico pay for it.’”
Hurt laid this out in his most recent column from Thursday morning entitled, “The Nuclear Option: The ‘Experts’ Expand Government With Dirty Deals, Time to Put People In Charge.”
“For the past 28 years, we’ve had two Republican presidents. Both of them have been named Bush. What did they do for us? They raised taxes, they doubled the national debt, they gave us the largest expansion of entitlement programs in four decades. They launched a billion-dollar war that they didn’t pay for. That’s not ‘conservative. (“I said ‘billion?’ I’ve been covering Washington too long.)”
Hurt was being interviewed by Stephen K. Bannon, who said that in his opinion the establishment hates Cruz but fears Trump and that they have convinced themselves that Hillary won’t be that bad. Hurt found he had a hard time understanding that:
“I’ll never be able to wrap my brain around this.”
“Having covered Ted Cruz, and what he has done in the Senate ever since he has been here, to see him now as the henchman and handmaiden of the Establishment to block Donald Trump?”
“It is not going to work. All he is doing is, he’s doing their work to prevent Donald Trump from clinching the nomination.” look at it, Donald Trump is an outsider. We’re supposed to be in favor of the outsider right now because the Establishment has proved they cannot be trusted to do any of this stuff. The outsider is absolutely who any conservative should be behind right now. Ted Cruz, all he is doing is, he is aiding the Establishment so that they can pick neither of them.”