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The Eyes of Texas and the entire country are upon Rafael Cruz. We don’t like what we see!
Senator Cruz is running for President of the United States. To say that he is a liar, deceptive, and running for self-glorification is an understatement. He was not born in the United States, and his father was not an American citizen. In his short term as Senator he single-handedly cost the American people 24 BILLION DOLLARS, by causing a shut down of the government. But what bothers me most regarding Cruz and most politicians is his inability to tell the truth. Regardless of political philosophies, the ability to tell the truth should be the most important characteristic of our elected officials. If a candidate is willing to lie, it doesn’t really matter what they say they believe, or what they will do in office. If they are willing to lie to get elected, we have no reason to believe ANYTHING THEY SAY.
With regard to Ted Cruz, he has identified “truth” as a critical characteristic for politicians since he ran for Senate. He approved this message during his Senate campaign:
“A Time for Truth”
Yet, Cruz is a perfect example of everything wrong with politics in America. He is a Harvard educated attorney, but it seems Harvard forgot to teach him the importance of truth. Here is one glaring example:
A fundamental platform of Cruz’s Senate race is the representation that he “ran for Senate entirely on my own money.”
In his bid for President, Rafael has taken the bold, and dangerous position, that the government should have let the big banks fail. That means that all the depositors in the big banks would have lost all their money.
The outrageous thing is that Cruz’s wife works for Goldman Sachs, so it seems unlikely that he’d let Goldman fail which would put his wife out of work. Moreover, it has now been revealed that Cruz did NOT finance his senate campaign with his own money, but instead took out hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans from Citibank and Goldman Sachs. Citibank and Goldman Sachs were among the six largest banks that the fed bailed out. Those six banks received $7.77 trillion in loans. At the same time these banks were advertising their solvency and strength. Thus the American people paid to bail out the banks, including those that loaned Cruz money, and both Cruz and the banks lied about the business dealings of Cruz and the banks. Additionally, Cruz lied about these loans when making legally required disclosures regarding his campaign finances. Why is that important? Every candidate is required to disclose the identity of any institution supporting his/her campaign so that the public can evaluate the motivations of politicians once in office, if they favor a campaign donor or lender. Thus Cruz lied about how he financed his campaign, he publicly took the position that he opposed helping the very banks that financed his campaign, and then he lied again when making disclosures about how he financed his campaign pursuant to federal laws.
Rafael (Ted) Cruz has championed the rights of the working class. To emphasize his point, Cruz singled out Goldman Sachs when he said:
“Like many other players on Wall Street and big business, they seek out and get special favors from government.”
Ted (Rafael) Cruz is a liar. He is the worst kind of politician as he is intentionally deceiving. No wonder fellow Republicans have such disdain for him. When John McCain called him a wacko bird, he was being kind.
Lewis Black describes how we feel about Cruz.
Remember is 2012 when she Voted for Gingrich?
She was impressed with Herb Cain.
She endorsed Mitt Romney.
The advice given by Sarah to Carly Fiorina was to be more like Trump. She didn’t tell Fiorina that she should stop telling lies. She didn’t suggest that Fiorina was lucky that she didn’t have a daughter who got pregnant out of wedlock, repeatedly. She didn’t tell Fiorina that she was lucky her husband wasn’t a two-toned, peeping tom, pimp.
Gloria Steinem identified Fiorina as worse for American women than Palin.
Palin also previously endorsed Ted Cruz.
Palin supported Marco Rubio.
Palin said that Trump is the “best thing to happen to the permanent political class since, oh, I guess the beauty of the Tea Party genuine movement rose up and shined light on crony capitalism, and then pulled the rug right out from under status quo politicians who just kind of embrace that permanent political class. ”
She praised Jeb Bush’s sensitivity to special needs children.
She has ignored Trump’s mocking of the disabled.
The unmistakable conclusion is that Sarah Palin has no moral compass. She goes in the direction of anyone she thinks might win, regardless of their positions, leadership, education, or ethics.
As Ben Carson falls from favor in the Republican cast of thousands, two leaders seem to be emerging; Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
These two candidates are quite diverse, but one thing they have in common is Sarah Palin.
Trump has already said he’d put Sarah in the White House.
Cruz recognizes that he wouldn’t have been elected but for Sarah Palin.
So the frightening thing is that if either Cruz or Trump earns the GOP nomination either may put Palin in a position of authority. The good news is that even the polls that show the rise of Cruz and Trump document that they are still unpopular with women.
In 2008 the majority of women didn’t vote for McCain because he picked a woman as his running mate. They voted against him because he chose a woman as a running mate because she was a woman, and didn’t seem to care that she was ignorant and unqualified. If Trump or Cruz associate themselves with her, they do so at their peril.
Much speculation has surrounded John Boehner’s sudden resignation as Speaker of the House. The amazing thing is that he resigned his position as Speaker of the House, and his position as a member of the House. With the Budget debate and the possibility of another government shut-down, it was understandable why he would no longer wish to fill a leadership role within the Republican Party. But why did he resign as a member of the House, an elected official from Ohio? He was elected in 2014, so he had served less than half of his term. Such an unplanned move “threw Ohio Republicans into chaos “No one, not even some on Boehner’s staff, had received notice the U.S. House speaker planned to resign.” He has been a member of the House since 1991, 24 years.
The answer may be as predictable as the resignation of any other politician who is caught doing something immoral, unethical, or illegal. Politicususa reported that a federal investigation had been launched two years ago into excessive campaign contributions. It was reported that:
“The Federal Election Commission is examining whether dozens of political action committees and individuals contributed more than the legally allowed amount to House Speaker John Boehner during last year’s election cycle.
Letters the Federal Election Committee sent Monday to Friends of John Boehner indicated that donors including coal, energy, and gambling interests, exceeded contribution limits to Boehner’s committee by more than $150,000.
Among the groups that were allegedly overgenerous to Boehner were Coalpac and Minepac, which represent the mining industry, as well as political committees representing the Exelon, Constellation and Luminant power companies, and the Ceasars and Penn National gambling enterprises.
“Although the commission may take further legal action concerning the acceptance of excessive contributions, your prompt action to refund the excessive amount will be taken into consideration,” the letters say.”
Certainly Boehner has been known for his ability to raise substantial donations. After the announcement of his resignation, the New York Times reported:
“Even Mr. Boehner’s most strident opponents will almost certainly miss him for his ability to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars, for his critics as well as his allies.”
Boehner seems to have taken pride in his ability to raise large sums of campaign contributions. In June 1995, Boehner distributed campaign contributions from tobacco industry lobbyists on the House floor as House members were weighing how to vote on tobacco subsidies. In a 1996 documentary by PBS called The People and the Power Game, Boehner said:
“They asked me to give out a half dozen checks quickly before we got to the end of the month and I complied. And I did it on the House floor, which I regret. I should not have done. It’s not a violation of the House rules, but it’s a practice that‘s gone on here for a long time that we’re trying to stop and I know I’ll never do it again.” Boehner eventually led the effort to change House rules and prohibit campaign contributions from being distributed on the House floor.
Boehner was “Tightly Bound to Lobbyists” and “He maintains especially tight ties with a circle of lobbyists and former aides representing some of the nation’s biggest businesses, including Goldman Sachs, Google, Citigroup, R.J. Reynolds, MillerCoors and UPS.”
We will watch in the weeks ahead to see if the Federal Election Committee is about to take “further legal action.”
Sarah Palin sent a message of congratulations to Netanyahu through Facebook. Does she think the leader of Israel sits at his desk and reads her Facebook postings? Does she think that the newly re-elected leader of Israel has nothing else to do except sit around waiting for a social media message from the quitter from Alaska? Sarah Palin hasn’t held elected office since 2009. It’s been almost 6 years since she was an acting politician. She didn’t see his address before Congress, because she isn’t in Congress. If her message had been signed by the mother of the fiancee of Dakota Meyer, Netanyahu might have recognized who she was. He probably missed her show where she appeared as a hitchhiker, Amazing America. He probably didn’t even see the first season of Amazing America.
The good thing is that Netanyahu probably didn’t have time to see these news stories either.
The one he should have seen was this one: