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The Smart Way To Deal With The Trump Phenomenon – See: @SenTedCruz

11 August 2015 @ 09:01

You don’t have to support Senator Edward ‘Ted’ Cruz to admire the way he is handling The Donald Trump Experience…

From The Washington Times, Katie Glueck reporting, we learn:

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday warned that the Republican presidential candidates who are slamming Donald Trump do so at their political peril. Cruz’s remarks, which came during an interview with POLITICO as he swings through the South on a bus tour, are among the most detailed comments to date regarding his reluctance to criticize the real estate mogul, who is currently leading the polls in the GOP primary.

“I would … note that an awful lot of Republicans, including other Republican candidates, have gone out of their way to smack Donald Trump with a stick. Now I think that’s just foolish,” he said.

Asked why, Cruz paused and then replied, “Donald Trump had a rally in Phoenix, Ariz. [to which] between 10 and 20 thousand people came out. When you attack and vilify the people at that rally as crazies, it does nothing to help Republicans win in 2016. I’d like every single person at that rally to show up and vote in 2016, knock on doors with energy and passion, and turn this country around. If Washington politicians show contempt and condescension to those [voters,] that is a path to losing at the ballot box.”

And when asked whether he wants those voters to eventually support him, he replied, “It is my hope to earn the support of the supporters for every other candidate in 2016.”

When a reporter noted that he is one of the most outspoken critics of Republican leadership in Congress, Cruz stressed that he has no problem highlighting policy differences, and may do so down the road with Trump.

“There are no doubts that there are policy differences between me and Donald Trump’s past policy positions,” Cruz said.

For example, Trump drew fire from other Republicans — though not from Cruz — when during the first GOP presidential debate last week he appeared to take a favorable view of single-payer health care in other countries.

“There may well come a time in this conversation where we discuss those differences more fully,” he continued. “No one is asking about tax policy. [The media] wants me to comment on the salacious back-and-forth, and I’m not going to play that game.”

Instead, he was quick to praise Trump for bringing the issue of illegal immigration to the forefront….

It’s called ‘finesse’.

It’s also called ‘astute’.

But, most importantly, it’s called ‘showing deserved respect to the millions of people who find Mr. Trump’s candor refreshing’.

There’s a damn good reason many people are drawn to Donald Trump’s Campaign: they’re frustrated, ‘have had it up to here’, with the BS being spouted by Lame Republicans and Mincing Conservatives, who are afraid of offending the obnoxious, insulting, and annoying Left and who are, frankly, pussies — weakling Quislings.

To these Americans, Trump is truly a breath of fresh air.

These men, no matter how much we may disagree with them, are not ribbon clerks to be ordered about — they are proud, accomplished men, the cream of their colonies. And whether you like them or not, they and the people they represent will be part of this new nation that YOU hope to create. Now, either learn how to live with them, or pack up and go home!……In any case, stop acting like a Boston fishwife.

—’Benjamin Franklin’, 1776: The Musical

  1. guinspen permalink
    11 August 2015 @ 11:47 11:47

    Not to mention Prancing Politicians of all stripes.

  2. steve grant permalink
    11 August 2015 @ 14:50 14:50

    Trump popularity in a nutshell…Sun Tzu: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

  3. Kauf Buch permalink
    12 August 2015 @ 09:59 09:59

    SPOT ON!


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