I’ve followed politics closely since the mid-90s. Never, that I can recall, have I ever been as disgusted with people allegedly on my own side as I have been in the last few months.
And that is primarily because of Trump and his supporters and is coming to a head over the emaciatingly sourced #CubanMistressCrisis. Ace has had several fire posts on the topic and one of his latest is resonating:
A lot of what you’re going to read below is me being shocked, shocked that there are some politics in politics, and that some political people are employed in the business of spreading derogatory rumors and gossip.
I also rewrote to narrow the focus of who it was, exactly, I was venting at. It’s not all Trump supporters nor all Rubio supporters.
But there is a certain sort of animal, the Political Beast, that just isn’t my cup of tea anymore.
Maybe I’ve just gotten older, and as I realize I have fewer minutes left in my life, I’m less willing to spend them on nasty shit.
Make no mistake – The National Enquirer story on Cruz is said “nasty shit”. Unsourced, completely anonymous, and thus, impossible to fully defend against – which is the point.
Additionally, and in coordination IMO, 3 more alleged bimbos being posted on a pro-Trump site called Avenger Social which, again, makes no sense at all.
Let’s say you’re an escort who has had an affair with a politician. If you are going to talk about it, why would it be with some no name anonymous blogger that no one’s ever heard of? All of this is anonymous. How do no name operatives get in touch with people at the behest of private investigators hired by who knows who?
For the especially hard of hearing, these operatives have names and they are the ones coordinating with the campaign to leak the results of their private investigation. The arms length transaction from Trump is as transparent as Obama claimed he would be.
It’s one thing for the Trump people to try and lay all of this off on bitter Rubio people but that’s a lie. Roger Stone, who still works for Trump even if it’s off the books, is the only named person sourced in the NE story and Avenger Social (who I would swear reads exactly like another rabid pro-Trump blogger everyone would recognize) has nothing but Cruz hit pieces and pro-Trump pieces on their site. While Trump plays like he has nothing to do with any of this. Nice family you’ve got their Lyin’ Ted – be a shame if anything happened to it. Completely unbelievable.
Sometimes you throw a bomb in the beehive and if there was a story there that you didn’t know about then it comes out. At the very least, the person has to deal with this trash can fire you set in their bedroom.
Setting all of this aside, my disgust is with Trump supporters. The unmitigated glee that I’ve seen them smear Cruz with is greater than anything I’ve ever seen aimed at Obama or the Clintons and I don’t know where this comes from.
Is it because of Glenn Beck? It can’t just be that because the rabid Trump supporters hate Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, Dana Loesch, Ben Shapiro, and a host of other movement stalwarts whose reputations were the gold standard prior to his candidacy.
Is it because of Cruz’s wearing of his religiosity on his sleeve? It’s not my bag but I grew up around Southern Baptists so there’s nothing here I haven’t seen before. Trump attends church less than Obama and previously stated that he has never asked for God’s forgiveness. I’m a fucking atheist and I’m telling you this guy isn’t a Christian. Having asked for god’s forgiveness is about the lowest standard to cross for becoming a Christian outside of having faith in Jesus Christ – and, under questioning, Trump believes he’s never done anything that he ever needed to ask forgiveness for.
A twice divorced real estate mogul from New York with mob ties, scumbag bisexual swinger political operatives, known to Jeffrey Epstein, and donations to the abortion industry has never done anything worth asking forgiveness over? It strains credulity.
Think about that one this Easter weekend.
Websites like Gateway Pundit and Breitbart are cesspits of hate for Cruz. Breitbart is rolling in his grave (at the 7:00 mark) at the behavior of his website. The comments sections of places like Free Republic are fucking sewers of hate for Cruz, as bad or worse than anything on Democratic Underground, and in support of a guy who is an unprincipled, immoral, anti-conservative demagogue who is going to turn on them as soon as he doesn’t need them anymore.
He thinks they’re gullible and he’s not wrong. They’re frustrated by the job situation in this country and they should be. Like me, they’ve seen what unfettered illegal immigration has done to the country at the hands of the Uniparty and are rightfully livid. In that frustration, they’ve turned to easy answers from an unscrupulous narcissist who’s compromised with liberals for his entire 70 year old life.
For the longest time, I’d even considered a Trump-Cruz ticket to be the golden bridge to the White House. That is never going to happen. Too much poison in the well. At this point, someone’s candidacy is going to have to die and for that to happen it’s going to have to get even nastier than it is now.
Whoever emerges is not going to be stronger and will be left with a fractured base who will not show up on election day. It didn’t have to be this way but that’s what it is and it’s because of Trump and the gutter path he and his supporters have taken against the only outsider candidate to risk his career stridently taking an aluminum baseball bat to the Republican establishment.
This could have been an election about issues and now it is at the level that historically could only be settled by pistols at dawn. I’ve said many times that this is not America anymore. It’s going to be less so when our only choice in this election is between Hillary Clinton and one of her many johns.