There’s a disparity between what “We the People” want and what “They the Media” hope to create as the narrative. Ever since he won the Iowa caucus, Ted Cruz has been dismissed and attacked non-stop in a concerted effort by the Washington Establishment and the thought-manipulators of the mainstream media. They really hate this guy, and that’s a good thing.
One of the most common arguments made by Marco Rubio and his supporters when addressing illegal immigration is that he sounds much more conservative than he did when he was part of the Gang of Eight. The problem with the argument is that in 2013, when an organization working to push the bill spent 7-digits to advertise it, Rubio made the amnesty plan sound even more conservative than he sounds today.
For the first time in several months, I had complete and total respect for something that Donald Trump said. After a stunning defeat to Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucus, his concession speech was mature and properly tempered. Then, silence. Was he rethinking everything? Would he allow his candidacy to mature after learning the depths of the mess he’s created for himself? No. He returned the next day to hitting Twitter with excuses and insults.
Conventional wisdom tells us that Ted Cruz represents a far-right ideology that the Democrats would want to take on head-to-head. That’s what many pundits believe and even many political strategists for Republicans, but the Democrats know better. As much as it pains me to admit it, they’re better than Republicans at analyzing candidates and finding their weaknesses, as has been seen by masterful campaigns that elected and re-elected Barack Obama.
Here’s the talking points that are being distributed to mainstream media right now. First, they’ll try to convince us that Marco Rubio really won even though he came in third where he was projected. Second, they won’t discuss Ted Cruz over-performing while reporting that Rubio over-performed; as challenging as that sounds, they’ll figure out a way to pull it off. Third, they’ll attack Donald Trump a little bit, but they won’t say very much about this incredibly disheartening loss for a campaign that has been touting the power of the polls for so long.
Initially, I intended to wait until after the results of the Iowa caucus before writing this, but that doesn’t really match the tone. When you read this, you’ve probably already seen the results which is why the pre-caucus perspective is important when it comes to faith in the system and our leaders.
On Monday, Iowa Republicans will cast the most impactful Presidential caucus vote that they’ve ever made. Some will try to downplay the importance, but the ebb and flow of the 2016 election will tilt dramatically based on whether Iowans decide they want the salesman Donald Trump or the statesman Ted Cruz.
When one compares the “unfair” question that drove Donald Trump to boycott the Fox News GOP debate to the questions and attacks that Ted Cruz was getting from every possible angle, it’s easy to see that Trump crumbled under the lighter version. Cruz faced much tougher scrutiny from Megyn Kelly and addressed them like an adult rather than throwing a tantrum like Trump.
One does not have to hit their knees before bed and read the Bible daily to see the clear need for Judeo-Christian values within the Oval Office. Faith matters, but many in the mainstream media are trying to downplay the importance of faith in a President. Believing this fallacy may be the biggest mistake an American can make.
As a Constitutional conservative, the very thought of changing things in the Constitution gives me pause. I’m reluctant about “modernizing” as a trend towards the Constitution based upon what we’ve seen done by the Supreme Court over the decades as well as our current President. The SCOTUS took advantage of the Constitution with rulings such as gay marriage last year and the POTUS has tried to do anything he can to circumvent the Constitution.