The United States is in the most precarious position it has been in since the Vietnam War. We witnessed the degradation from the inside being perpetrated by the forces of the left that could have destroyed the Republic if Ronald Reagan had not been elected in 1980. Today, we’re seeing a different type of degradation that is being initiated from the top rather than the grassroots. Today, we need another man like Reagan, a conservative who is willing to stand up to the corruption that has befallen the nation at every level.
That man is Ted Cruz.
While Donald Trump espouses anti-establishment and anti-corruption narratives, he has been and always will be the embodiment of the establishment and the tip of the corruption spear. I won’t even attempt to persuade Trump’s avid followers of this very clear fact; their blindness has become absolute to the point that many are abandoning the conservatism that the country needs in favor of the populism that Trump is selling. He has abandoned the false pretense that he’s a conservative because he knows he’s swayed enough to follow him regardless of his policies, fallacies, and lies. He said it best when he noted that he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and not lose a voter. Their curiosity has drawn them into idolatry. Their man can do no wrong even if everything he proposes outside of his wall represents the left-leaning mindset of moderate populism. He has built a new variation of Democrats by converting many conservatives into sheep.
To see how this transformation happened, examine the psychological mastery he has imposed over his supporters. From the outside, it’s an interesting case study in mentalist manipulation. For those who have fallen into the trap, it’s like a drug addiction. They see but they can no longer comprehend reality. Trump has become what they want him to represent for them even if his actual words and actions say otherwise.
The reason all of this is important is because there is no longer a path to recovery for Trump’s supporters. Therefore, they must be ignored, at least by those who are willing to explore real change. This article is not for them. Trump lies about Cruz being a liar, so they’re going to repeat those lies regardless of what the facts state. For example, Trump has claimed at least twice in the last week that he never said John McCain was a loser or that he prefers his “heroes” to not be captured. Regardless of indisputable video evidence that he absolutely said those things, he claims that he never said them so in the minds of his supporters it’s true.
For Trump to be stopped, there are two possible paths. The first is to support Ted Cruz. With the primary schedule the way it sits, there’s no other candidate who has a remote chance of beating Trump to the nomination through delegates. Republicans who prefer Cruz over Trump but who support another candidate more must abandon their hopes that their candidate can win the nomination. From South Carolina to the “SEC Primary” on March 1, there will be a total of 15 primaries and caucuses that only Trump or Cruz can win. Those who believe that Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, or Ben Carson can win the nomination need to realize that it is essentially impossible for anyone other than Trump or Cruz to make it into the Republican National Convention with enough delegates to claim victory.
If this is known by the Republican elites and the mainstream media (which it is), why hasn’t anyone really discussed it? The reason is that their last ditch effort, their unfathomable series of events to retain sanity and get a mainstream candidate into the nomination, all circles around the nuclear option: a brokered convention. It’s not getting very much media coverage yet because they need to suspend disbelief in order to make it happen, but we’re finally starting to see at least a little discussion about it in larger publications.
— Liz Goldenberg (@newstruthliz) February 16, 2016
This means that there are three scenarios and two of them are disastrous:
- Trump wins the nomination and either destroys the Republic as he’s done with dozens of other ventures outside of real estate and entertainment or he loses to the Democrats who destroy the Republic by doubling down on the damage that President Obama has already inflicted.
- Cruz wins the nomination and puts the first conservative in the White House since Ronald Reagan.
- Rubio gets bumped into the nomination through a brokered convention that splinters the party and allows the Democrats to retain the White House.
When reading the title of the article, one probably assumed that this was going to be a fluff piece about Cruz. At this point, fluff is reserved for the talking heads of the media. We’re dealing with a very difficult choice here and it lays out like this:
You don’t have to be a Ted Cruz supporter. You don’t even have to like him. However, voting for any other candidate is a vote for the catastrophic collapse of the Republic and an exponential expansion of everything that President Obama has established as the seeds of our downfall.
The Republican Establishment wants Rubio to steal the nomination through a brokered convention. Trump’s supporters are unwavering sheep. The only common sense path is for voters to support Cruz, whether enthusiastically or reluctantly. Otherwise, we truly are lost.