In physics the “Theory of Everything” is a hypothetical single, all-encompassing, coherent theoretical framework of physics that fully explains and links together all physical aspects of the universe. As a metaphor for current political questions, particularly those surrounding Senator Ted Cruz, a similar precept exists.
There is a comment on one of the Cruz research threads which explains almost all the irreconcilables of Senator Ted Cruz behavior.
Now, the value in any given, albeit normally innocuous, comment can be easily overlooked. However, this comment actually stands up against all methods of deconstruction.
Our archive holds hundreds, if not tens of hundreds, of individual empirical data points of research into Ted Cruz’s action, behavior and specific instances of activity (2010-2016) which, if a comment explaining his motive is going to be considered inherently plausible, would need to be reconciled.
As stunning as it seems, this comment does exactly that:
Here’s a little inside baseball from someone who actually knows the truth: the GOPe dislikes Cruz NOT because he’s an outsider, but because he’s an INSIDER who decided the best way to advance himself was to bite the hand that fed him. Let’s just say I am very close to someone in the GOPe machine and I’ll leave it at that.
When Ted worked for Bush, he was angling for a bigger position than he got. He actually wanted to be the Attorney General.
He thought he had more pull than he actually did, more juice because of some of his Texas connections. His marriage to Heidi was supposed to solidify his position because she was actually held in higher regard than Ted within the Texas/GOPe sphere. He was seen by the insiders as over ambitious, an opinion that was only ENFORCED by his reach to be named AG.
So Ted decided since he knew the ins and outs of the GOPe (insofar as the GOP and Bushes were one and the same), and since he couldn’t advance any further within that sphere, that he would run against them.
He ran for Senate against a GOPe favorite and won. He hoped this would show the GOPe that he was a serious contender and that they would welcome him back into the fold. It backfired, mostly because of Ted’s outsider rhetoric.
Now Ted chose to run for POTUS, which on its surface was a slap in the face to Jeb Bush and the GOPe. In truth, it was an olive branch by Ted to the GOPe.
Why? Because he was there to split the conservative vote in order to help Jeb win. He was never supposed to be in this position, but if it got down to him and Jeb, the fact that Ted isn’t natural born was going to come out, forcing him to drop out, leaving Jeb and his millions in donor money as the last man standing.
Why do you think Jeb always spoke about winning without the base and losing the primaries to win the nomination? It all makes sense now, doesn’t it?
Trump was the wildcard they didn’t expect. Ted was sent to cozy up to him with a non-aggression pact, but Trump was no dummy. He kept the Canadian Ted thing in his back pocket to use when needed.
I could go on but bottom line, the GOPe is warming to Ted because he’s is not actually an enemy, but a prodigal son who tried to earn his way back into the fold by helping Bush.
♦ NOTE ♦ We first wrote of the Republican Party “splitter strategy” to elect Jeb Bush back in mid-2014 as a result of watching the October ’13 through February ’14 inside party discussions and meetings. No-one believed such a scheme was possible.
We established tripwires and watched.
After several significant triggerings….. In 2015 we again wrote about the entire coordinated GOPe Road Map and how the “splitter strategy” was coming into greater visibility with the candidates all aligned to play their distinctive role.
Yet again, no-one believed such a scheme was possible.
Lucianne Goldberg, together with her son Jonah Goldberg, NRO, and every politically-minded media outlet and their followers, openly mocked us at CTH for what they decried as a ridiculous political conspiracy theory.
They ridiculed, belittled, mocked and they laughed. Perhaps one day we will publish the emails we received.
However, this morning on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and FOX News, every set of political punditry spent several panels of discussion talking about the Republican “split-the-vote” plan, and the leadership within it who were designing and instructing the effort.
CTH is not hearing so much laughter any more.
But that’s not the point of writing this. Allow us, and more specifically me, to say with a similar level of previous strength and intent:
…That comment you just read is virtually guaranteed to be 100% accurate…