Skip to comments.Why Cruz Trumps Trump
Posted on 07/30/2015 7:46:25 AM PDT by conservativejoy
EVERYONE has been talking about Donald Trump lately. It seems that almost the entirety of election coverage has either been about the latest thing that Donald Trump said, or the media asking other candidates to react to the latest thing that Donald Trump said.
But heres the thing: regardless of how loudly or boldly Donald Trump is advocating for certain conservative issues, he would make a horrible president. Just the fact that he is such an egotistical hothead makes him a bad pick, but when you look at what the Democrats, particularly President Obama and those in his administration (oftentimes in collusion with Republican leadership in Congress) have done to Constitutional separation of powers, Donald Trump is probably the LAST person we need in the White House. He likes to throw his weight around, he insists on getting his way kind of like Barack Obama does when Congress opposes him on certain issues. Trump doesnt seem like the kind of person who will act within the law to get things done if he wants something done, hell get it done, and if he has the power of the Presidency behind him, well, the law be damned. President Obama set the precedent, and we cant afford to allow that to continue.
The Republican field is comprised of somewhere around one hundred and twenty-seven candidates. Its crowded on that stage, but the only real draw for Donald Trump that separates him from the rest of the pack is that he yells loudly and has obnoxious hair. The press is only obsessed with him because they know that, eventually, hes going to put his foot in his mouth. They watch him and talk about him constantly and ask other candidates for their opinion on his remarks for one and only one reason: they know that the Trump train will wreck, and they want to get it on film when it happens.
And then theres this: Video at Link
Heres the thing: Ted Cruz has been consistently fighting for conservatism for years. He hasnt waffled back and forth, he hasnt been donating to the Clinton slush fund. He is an eloquent defender of small-government conservatism, unafraid to engage progressives on their own turf even the progressives in the Republican Party. A lot of people like Trump because hes loud, but one of the problems with politics in America today is that its already too much of a shouting match. There is no need to take the worst aspects of our political system and kick it up a notch, not when we can bring some logic and maturity to fight the Lefts constant campaign against these things.
Simply by engaging with these Code Pink wackos for a few minutes, Ted Cruz laid out a logical, factual, respectful argument, and let the the other sides illogic speak for itself. Put Donald Trump in that same situation, and all you would get is a shouting match.
Ted Cruz is a man who understands history. He understands the law. He has the ability to engage in a clear-headed debate even with the rabid left-wing wackos of Code Pink.
And, on top of that, he can actually be presidential. This is something that has been missing from the Office of the President under Presidents Obama and Clinton, and it is something that would be sorely lacking should Donald Trump win the presidency.
So to all of the conservatives out there who are jumping on the Trump Train: I get it. It feels great to see someone loudly shouting in support of conservative political positions but do you know where Donald Trump stands on all of the important issues facing our nation these days? Do you really want a president who will, in all likelihood, continue President Obamas trend of violating Separation of Powers when he doesnt get his way or would you prefer to have a true conservative in office.
An interesting perspective. I like Trump, but I think Trump needs Cruz to guide him through a Conservative agenda and to provide a brilliant Constitutional legal mind in shaping policy.
You could have had a V8!
Why not just go with Cruz and get the real deal?
But Cruz is the guy.
I am VERY appreciative of how Trump is tearing the Left "a new one" (the media included), but he is not Presidential material in my opinion... and it is a very bad precedent to start electing the hyper-wealthy or TV celebrities for the most important singular job on Earth.
Sadly, celebrity is the most important thing to Americans, even Freepers. Cruz is one outlying bad poll away from not even being in next week’s debate. Hopefully he can hang on, but he needs to start distinguishing himself from the Donald soon. He is by far the better candidate, but he isn’t entertainment.
At this point, nearly anything would be an improvement.
Yeah in which case I am leaning toward sitting this one out. I won’t soil myself voting for another RINO loser.
If Trump continues to the nomination, which seems more and more likely, Cruz needs to hedge his bets which he is doing by staying close to Trump. If Trump stumbles he has served as a very effective stalking horse for Cruz. Cruz is very smart, just ask Dershowitz, one of his professors.
Too bad Cruz voted for ObamaTRADE.
Millions of people would have voted for him, first.
But, alas, he did not. He voted to allow
(not in the final vote where it did not matter)
a SECRET tyrannical Obama attack on the Constitution.
I know many who were screaming for him ... until then.
Yeah a rock would be a better president than Obama. A rock wouldn’t do anything but that’s better than all the crimes Obama has committed against the American people . At least there wouldn’t be any country destroying TPP (Obama trade agedanda) , executive amnesty, IRS oppressing conservatives, FCC regulating the Internet, HUD racially integrating all neighborhoods and the THOUSANDS OF other horrible crimes Obama has perpetrated against the American people and against freedom that I don’t have the time to list
Donald Trump isn't everybody's favorite for good and credible reasons BUT he would be a far better president than any Democrat at all and all of the rest of the Republican field and any version of the current "president".
Simple, ain't it?
“Just the fact that he is such an egotistical hothead makes him a bad pick”
This is pretty weak. Egotistical hotheads don’t make for good multi billionaire mogul material.
Almost every account of personal interaction with Donald Trump has reflected a quieter, kind, personable, loyal and even keeled guy. Don’t get too fooled by the public persona.
What’s wrong with Obama trade?
TPP the Obama trade agenda just allows Obama to pass all the country destroying laws he hadn’t been able to like massive 3rd world immigration ,SOPA (internet censorship), gun control etc.
If he would take the post of Secretary of Commerce, Trump would be very effective there.
Ted Cruz states his positions and stands by them. I may not always agree with them but at least I know that I won’t turn on the news one day and find out that Cruz is saying something now that is the polar opposite of what he said in the past. You can’t say that about any of the other candidates, especially Trump.
You’re a complete idiot ... get your “facts” straight before launching into an imbecilic tirade ...
Another good one.
Methinks Trump is just using the primary as a platform for his own publicity & influence, but ultimately will bow out; he’s been meeting with Cruz to arrange the transition to a real political candidate.
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