The speech Cruz gave at the RNC last night was brilliant. The only thing more brilliant is the meltdown the RNC elite are going through right now. But I can sum it all up for you with these two quotes:
Cruz: "Stand, and speak, and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution."
Trump: "Ted Cruz...didn't honor the pledge [to support the Republican candidate]!"
Even Trump knows that Trump is not the candidate "you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution." This is a serious problem for all the Trumpkins out there. Why is it that they assume that Cruz's statement was not referring to their candidate?
The question kind of answers itself, don't it?
Just as bonus, the Trumpkins booing Cruz lead to the awesome optics of having the RNC boo the statement "God bless America." So you've got that going for you too.
The RNC--Some Disassembly Required.
I have been voting Republican since the 1968 election, and now...there are no words to express what has become of the party. As we both know, no King or ruler rises to power or is taken down without the permission of the Almighty. He gave Israel a king because the grew restless and envious of other nations having Kings of great renown. I have been perplexed and concerned from time to time when Americans have elected some of the Presidents they have. But, this time we are faced with a choice between a woman known to be a serial liar, and supporter of abortion right up to the moment of birth. Then she chooses a VP candidate with Islamist associations in his past. This should have been no suprise since her close confidant Huma Abedin also has close Islamist associations. On the other hand the "selfie" generation has given us a candidate with a narcisism bordering on Kardashian proportions. So...God is apparently letting America have her way...a choice between a Socialist lite wannabe and a Fascist dictator wannabe. How far we have fallen from our founding. Just like you, I cannot vote for either candidate. In the past I thought God was letting us have crappy Presidents so we would wake up. But now I am figuring he is letting us have crappy presidents because that is what we have asked for. We are electing leaders that reflect the moral center of our nation. Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus. I really don't want to live here anymore.
I agree. I think that if America is going to repent and return to Christ, then part of that process must be by the dismantling of the current political system we have. Ultimately, that's more than just getting rid of the two party system. Politics has replaced Christ for many, many people. In fact, I've made the argument to some of my friends for years now that politics trumps all other beliefs in America. Thus, liberals would vote for Bill Clinton when his anti-women tendencies, including credible accusations about rape--were demonstrable to everyone. And Conservatives voted for Mitt Romney despite the fact that Obamacare was based on Romneycare. Or, looking at California with Proposition 8, which won in a landslide despite the fact that the rest of the votes on the ballot were heavily for the liberal candidates who would immediately undo Proposition 8. In 2008, the people were far more Conservative there socially, yet still voting straight party line.
That, I believe, is what ultimately is dooming our political course. Party loyalty is a religious loyalty now, and people will vote for "their side" no matter what "their side" is actually doing. It trumps race, it trumps religion, it trumps ethics. We see it now on both sides of the aisle.
Perhaps Trump is extreme enough that Christian Conservatives will at least break free of this nonsense. But where does that leave the rest of the country? Not looking good, at any rate.