The psychological projection that Donald Trump has spawned with the “Lyin’ Ted” moniker he assigned to Ted Cruz brings up an important question that voters in the remaining primary states must answer. It’s not a question of whether or not Trump is using Saul Alinsky’s playbook (he is) or even whether or not Trump’s ability to manipulate the media is honorable or not (it’s not).
The real question is whether or not this country has the principles and discernment to see through the narratives perpetuated by Trump’s surrogates as well as Hillary Clinton’s surrogates in the mainstream media.
What Trump has done is tapping into a disillusionment with the government by appealing to those who want change regardless of what it will bring. This is an unrequited anger; Trump has demonstrated throughout his life a willingness to thrive within the system. His rebuttal to such claims is that nobody knows the system better than he does so he’s the right man to change it. This is utterly ludicrous. You wouldn’t hire a rapist to protect the women in your family just because he has experience with raping women.
Cruz has demonstrated the types of traits that would be considered admirable if it weren’t for Trump’s and the media’s spin. He fought Washington DC, including corrupt members of his own party, from the time he was Solicitor General in Texas through his term in the Senate, but the spin is that he’s not liked because of the enemies he’s made. He kept his promises, a trait that is obtuse in Congress. He learned the election system and prepared to fight within the rules that have been in place for a long time, but the spin is that he’s trying to steal the nomination.
America is currently rewarding pandering and incompetence while millions of voters are punishing steadfastness and strong organization leadership. This Presidential nomination cycle is terrifying because it shines a bright spotlight on the degradation of millions of Americans’ values.
Undecided voters (or even lukewarm supporters of Trump) need to take a step back and look at the situation through a lens of clarity. If Trump is nominated, it means that Republicans are suckers. If Trump is elected, it means that America is lost. For a man who has demonstrated absolute incompetence to beat a man that has fought for the people demonstrates just how undeserving the country might be.
This is a test. If the voters fail, we deserve Trump as the nominee and as a result Hillary Clinton as President. If we pass, Cruz will be the next President of the United States and we’ll have eight years to truly rebuild all that has been last over the last seven Presidential terms.
America is at a crossroads. It’s certain that millions of Republican voters are allowing their discernment to falter in favor of media manipulation and a great sales pitch. Will the principles that made this country great be pushed aside in favor of a false promise to make it great again?