In fairness, I had an open mind to Cruz. I hoped he would do well and live the talk.
I was disappointed. But before I continue, I remind people how evangelicals in droves helped put Jimmy Carter in the White House. Now I’m not saying Cruz is a Jimmy Carter, though it shows Christians and evangelicals have not had clean hands. And today, I can look around and see remnants of that Jimmy Carter type philosophy in evangelicals.
When he was with Bush, Cruz was involved with the North American Union. Under Bush, Cruz was Director of Policy Planning in the Federal Trade Commission. We know he worked on the selection of Roberts, who doesn’t appear the stellar nominee he seemed.
His wife has extensive ties with big-banking agenda, Goldman, JP Morgan, Merill Lynch, and is tied to the CFR(until 2011). Heidi Cruz worked on the North American union. She was the Economic Director for the Western Hemisphere in the Bush administration.
Now he comes out as the purist conservative. He challenged Trump on 20 year-old reports when he was not even in politics. He tried to characterize Trump’s positions as current, typical smear political tactics. Cruz then criticized Trump’s values. How about his values?
What values are in the North American Union, or in Robert’s nomination? I’m not sure how he was on Bush’s Harriet Miers crony nomination. Then what about the outsider, insurgent conservative Cruz claims to be? Hardly. He’s also represented some of the worst of insider politics. Yet I have not seen or heard Cruz explain or address these things.
Has he managed to work with many other conservatives? Jury is still out. But he has alienated a few. He and his wife are very much insiders. The facade fails.
Is this what some evangelicals are now seeing? I don’t know but I’m not a buyer.
**Oil slick alert.
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