As more and more proof comes out each day that Trump is a liberal and not a conservative, more and more of the GOP establishment as well as liberal Democrats are backing the Donald.
Here are just a few of the many Republican establishment figures getting behind Trump so that they can keep the crony capitalist and corrupt backroom deals coming their way. They know all too well that a true conservative like Ted Cruz will cut off the gravy train flowing to the Washington Cartel.
Former Senate majority leader and presidential nominee Robert J. Dole prefers Trump to Cruz. “Nobody likes him,” Dole said of Cruz.
“If it came down to Trump or Cruz, there is no question I’d vote for Trump,” said former New York mayor and 2008 presidential candidate Rudolph W. Giuliani.
“Between Trump and Cruz, it’s not even close,” said Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), a longtime House moderate. “Cruz isn’t a good guy, and he’d be impossible as president. People don’t trust him. And regardless of what your concern is with Trump, he’s pragmatic enough to get something done. I also don’t see malice in Trump like I see with Cruz.”
Even extreme left-wing liberal Democrats like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio supported Trump’s tax plan back when it was released.
Sounds more like they see an end to the corruption that they all enjoy. For years, the American people have been fooled by many of these establishment types. They lied to us and said they were conservative and we believed them. It wasn’t until Cruz came along and said he wouldn’t play nice to their evil shenanigans that we as conservatives started to see what was really happening in Washington. Cruz often tells of how he expected Washington to be bad and corrupt (he wanted to fix it), but when he arrived in Washington, he saw that it was much worse.
Cruz has exposed them and more are exposing themselves each and every day. A telling analysis of how corrupt Washington really is can be found in his book, “A Time for Truth.”
In it, Cruz writes:
For months leading up to this moment, Republican leaders had pledged to their constituents that when it came time to raise the federal debt limit, they would demand meaningful spending reforms from this president. Rest assured, we were told, the Republicans would insist on it!
For decades, the ordinary procedure in the Senate has been that in order to move to proceed to take up a debt ceiling increase, 60 senators must vote in favor of the motion. At the time, the Senate had 55 Democrats, which meant that 5 Republicans would have to support taking up the vote. That gave our side significant bargaining power with the Democrats and the White House.
Obviously the Democrats didn’t want that. But neither did the Senate Republican leadership.
In the Senate, any rule can be changed by unanimous consent, which takes, as the name implies, the affirmative consent of all one hundred senators. And so, as our lunch began, the members of the Republican leadership stood before us and asked every senator to join with the Democrats in granting unanimous consent to lower the 60-vote threshold to take up the debt ceiling to just 50 votes.
Democrats would then have the votes to raise the debt ceiling on their own. We could all vote no. This way, we could return home and tell the voters that we had opposed raising the debt ceiling, right after consenting to let it happen.
Most senators seemed perfectly fine with the leadership’s proposal. There were nods and murmurs of assent.
It was too much. I raised my hand and said, “There’s no universe in which I can consent to that.”
I explained, “If I were to affirmatively consent to making it easier for Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid to add trillions in debt—with no spending reforms whatsoever—I think it would be dishonest and unfaithful to the voters who elected me.”
This was an obvious point. Every one of these senators had promised their constituents that they’d oppose tricks like this to add to our debt. But as it happened, the only other senator in the room who spoke up to agree with me was Mike Lee, the junior senator from Utah and a staunch fiscal conservative. Lee, my closest friend in the Senate, was another troublemaker in the eyes of Republican leaders.
In the two years I’ve been in the Senate, nothing I have said or done has engendered more venom and animosity from my fellow Republicans than the simple objection I made that afternoon.
What infuriated them was that by objecting to the unanimous consent deal they had cut, it forced those Republicans who wanted the debt ceiling raised to actually admit so in public with their recorded vote. It prevented them from misleading their constituents.
For this particular vote, however, the clerk was instructed not to read the votes aloud as they were cast. That meant the votes could be kept secret, so that the leadership could work on getting enough Republicans who voted against the debt ceiling motion to quietly switch their votes without anyone knowing.
All told, twelve Republicans voted with the Democrats.
Yes, you read that correctly. Only Senator Mike Lee stood with Senator Ted Cruz to oppose this. None of the other so-called conservatives including Presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Rand Paul stood against this corruption. Not even Rand Paul, who claims he wants to balance the budget and follow the Constitution.
Ted Cruz was on Hannity discussing the very issue of how the Establishment is moving to back Trump since they feel that their candidates such as Rubio, Bush, Christie, and Kasich are not panning out.
Trump is now calling out Ted Cruz for the very issues that we sent Ted Cruz to Washington to fight for and that we as conservatives believe in. If Trump has truly become conservative, then wouldn’t he support what we and Ted Cruz are fighting for instead of insulting it? Sure sounds like Trump is still a liberal and has just been saying anything he needs to get elected.
Nothing is more telling of Trump’s pandering to get votes than his support of expanding ethanol subsidies. Are you kidding? No conservative would encourage crony capitalism and the expanding of government programs. We believe in limited government, not more of it! What happened to letting the free market decide winners and losers? Government does not have the right to do that. Yet that is what Trump wants.
This proves that Trump will not enact a conservative agenda as President. He will continue along the same lines of prior Presidents and his own record of supporting big government. He will most likely make deals with Democrats that will lead this country to more debt and to its destruction. In addition, he will most likely only support legislation that does not harm his business interests.
Trump is complaining about Cruz fighting the Washington Cartel and being hated. Looks like that means Trump would go along to get along.
Most of America was fooled by Obama’s promises of hope and change. Will America be fooled again by talking points? We need to examine each candidate’s record and not just what they say. Each candidate has a record that shows whether they fought with the American people and for the Constitution or acted against us and only for their own interests.
Ted Cruz has a proven record of leading the fights against Obamacare, gun control, and amnesty and for defending the Constitution.
As conservatives, we need to support Ted Cruz for President. He is the only real and consistent conservative that we can trust to do what he says he will do.