I like Ted Cruz and I find him one of a few men who I have been really interested in making a run for the White House. We just have to get a true Conservative in office or the country will likely die a death due to bankruptcy and lack of moral courage. But hearing that he supported Obamatrade was a real shock because I can't for the life of me figure out how a man like Cruz can trust Obama to follow the law. And since we don't even know what is in the trade deal and rumors are floating about how bad it could truly be, I would think that Cruz and others would demand a public unveiling of it prior to any consideration by legislation.
Now Cruz isn't the only one. Governor Scott Walker, another of my favorites has come out for it as has Senator Marco Rubio. I'm not surprised about Rubio, for I think he is really a RINO masquerading as a Conservative based upon his early term membership in the Gang of Eight and their laughable immigration ply and his willingness to go along with any budget or deficit busting proposal despite claims otherwise. But in the case of Walker and I think Cruz also, they apparently have agreed to Obama's deal without even reading it. And, of course, Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the new RINO supreme, even stated that after it is passed we well let you see it. Wait a minute, didn't he borrow that line from Nancy Pelosi on Obamacare? Exactly.
So, folks, does this mean that for any candidate to be competitive at the national Presidential stage they have to sell their souls to the whims of big business in the form of the crony capitalists? It sure does seem that way and I guess moral virtues and truthfulness are to be damned. We should also be thankful that Wikileaks found as much information as they did to leak, because the main stream media is in the tank for what ever the Establishment seeks to do. And in the end, I guess it's all our own fault for not doing our own due diligence and depending on information from those with a vested interest in the outcome. There are plenty of sources to seek today, but it takes some personal toil to do so.
Sadly, we're in a situation where most of us listen to what the candidates say and believe them. The problem is, however, if you instead check carefully for what they've actually done, they all come up way short. And that's a problem, for good decision making and good governance requires a solid core, and I just don't think you'll find it in any politician who after what we've seen in the past six plus years will take Obama at his word. He has never done so to date, so why would he start doing so now?
Read, research, challenge and don't accept fluff. While no one is perfect, some are much better than others, so do the best you can. I for one, however, will remain highly skeptical, but I will participate nonetheless. After all, we can't afford a Hillary or an O'Malley or Sanders, can we?