The Professional Bridge Burner !
Politics is a risky business – a deliberate business – with very specific decisions; and as a direct consequence when you cross a particular line in opposition you point yourself in a very specific direction. Candidate Cruz has also now affirmed himself as a rigid ideologue.
At 6:30pm today, as a direct result of an official campaign position and not one stemming from a Super-PAC, candidate Ted Cruz officially put himself onto a singular path which leads to either:
A) his own victory, or B) a later endorsement of Jeb Bush/Marco Rubio.
When a campaign, and again to repeat this is NOT a pac, attacks a primary opponent in this manner, there is no latter position to fall back upon (change course) to deliver an endorsement of the candidate you are attacking.
This ad does not provide any possibility of candidate Cruz reversing course and endorsing the same candidate being targeted. Bridge burned, no way to reverse. It never happens.
Senator Ted Cruz has painted himself into a corner. If this attack doesn’t work, and if Cruz doesn’t win Iowa, he only leaves himself one option.
It is doubtful there is a more apropos example of why Ted Cruz is so ineffective as a Senator; and additionally, this approach solidifies everything Professor Alan Derschowitz outlined as the inherent personal character flaw within his former student, Ted Cruz, as a rigid ideologue.
[…] He made a lasting impression as someone both arrogant and pretentious, as well as someone unwilling to yield or compromise. (link)
This is also exactly the same behavior Senator Ted Cruz exhibited in October through December 2013, and then forward into 2014 when Cruz and Rand Paul aligned with Mitch McConnell…. That alliance ended with the NRSC attacking Mississippi Senate Candidate Chris McDaniel… Cruz claiming he was hoodwinked by the Senate organization he gave $250k and was Vice-Chairman, but he’s the smartest man in the Senate?
Later, during the debate on Fast Track Trade Authority, again Cruz claims he was hoodwinked…. but he’s the smartest man in the Senate? More bridges burned…. leaves Cruz the loneliest, and least effective, man in Washington DC.
Just a Reminder, this is an insurgency. – The modern enemy of Wall Street is Main Street vulgarians. The enemy of the RNC/GOPe is not Democrats, it’s Grassroots Conservatives, more vulgarians.
The Republican Party, and the Republican media apparatus, view us as their enemy. We are the enemy they need to protect themselves from:
In 2014, the RNC approved selection rules that govern how each state’s delegates are portioned out from the primaries. Under one of the changes, states holding their primaries between March 1 and March 14 will have their delegates doled out proportionately with election results, a change that will likely stymie a movement candidate.
States that have primaries on or after March 15 will be winner-take-all states.
That’s important because another RNC rule change requires that a candidate must win a majority of delegates in eight or more states before his or her name may be presented for nomination at the 2016 Republican National Convention.
With 18 GOP presidential candidates, for now, it will be that much harder for any candidate to win a majority in any state, let alone eight. (Article July 2015)
Isn’t the entire reason for campaigning in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina etc. to make a movement/momentum?
In addition Rule #40 changed in 2014 from previously five needed state wins, to a newer threshold of eight (8):
Officially, it’s Rule 40 in the RNC handbook and it states that any candidate for president “shall demonstrate the support of a majority of the delegates from each of eight (8) or more states” before their name is presented for nomination at the national convention. (article March 2014)
Again, ask yourself who does this benefit? A candidate can win seven states outright, and still not have their name presented for nomination?
These rules were made/affirmed in 2014 – Who or what exactly was the GOP concerned about blocking in 2016 that would necessitate such rules? When combined with other rule changes you can clearly identify a consolidation of power within the RNC apparatus intentionally constructed to stop the candidate of the GRASSROOTS from achieving victory.
It’s all part of their GOPe Roadmap.
♦ Reference and Resources – (links to internal MSM references are contained within prior outlines): RNC Rule Changes RNC Rule Battles
- ♦ Following The Money
- ♦ The GOPe Roadmap
- ♦ The Roles of The Players – “The Splitters”
- ♦ How each candidate is aligned in the Roadmap
- ♦ Arrow #1 Trump Hits The Super-PACs – The GOPe Achilles Heel
- ♦ Arrow #2 Trump Hits Bush – Inside The Wall Street Fortress
- ♦ Arrow #3 Trump Cuts Off Rubio/Bush switch – The GOPe Switch
- ♦ The Rick Perry Tripwire Exposed – DC Super-Pac
- ♦ Jeb Bush Super-Pac Will immediately spend $10 Million
- ♦ Proving there is only one political party in Washington DC
- ♦ Why Support Trump – Part One (The GOPe Ruse)
- ♦ Why Support Trump – Part Two (Stop being played)
- ♦ Why Support Trump – Part Three (Intellectual Details)
- ♦ How To Defeat the GOPe Road Map
- ♦ Current Polling Exposes – the Ohio, Florida, Texas, Virginia, New York Splitters
- ♦ Florida Polling Exposes – Donald Trump defeating Jeb’s Florida Strategy
- ♦ Rush Limbaugh Discusses/Affirms – The “splitter strategy”
- ♦ The Biden Paradox – Trump Winning Means Clinton Must Be Removed
- ♦ Salem Media Communications (GOPe Media Arm) Launches Attack
- ♦ Open Letter To GOPe – The Conservative Frustration
- ♦ Why The GOPe Will Never Stop Attacking Donald Trump
- ♦ Trump indicates he is well aware of the GOP Mississippi Trickery 2014