Saturday, July 23, 2016
The Birth Of Blue Texas? Or, How Ted Cruz Can Get His Revenge (And The GOP Nomination) in 2020
So, Donald Drumpf spent the day after his triumphant final night the Republican National Convention how? Slamming Ted Cruz.
Goodness gracious. Under normal circumstances — that is, following a convention that had not just nominated a sociopath — party pooh-bahs would be nursing happy hangovers and falling all over themselves to start organizing and winning. Instead, the GOP is in tortured disarray, and the nominee used the morning after to prove Elizabeth Warren right.
Rafael Cruz, Jr., as we know, is hopping mad about Drumpf's attacks on his wife and his father. Despite his alleged devotion to the teachings of Christ, forgiveness is not in the air. On the contrary: Team Cruz is deep into laying plans for 2020. We saw the first glimmers of it Wednesday night.
But even though Cruz is thirsting for revenge and consumed with ambition, he still has a formidable hurdle to jump: the zillion other Republican wannabes who also foresee disaster in 2016 and who think they're the answer to the GOP's dreams — Baby Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, John Kasich, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Ben Sasse, Brian Sandoval, Susana Martinez, Joni Ernst, blah, blah, blah.
How can Cruz stand out from this cast of characters? We cats think we know: Quietly enlist his loyalists in the Lone Star State to tank Texas for the Republicans this November. Then, starting at 9 PM Eastern on Election Day — or whatever time it becomes clear that the Drumpfs are going down in flames — he can campaign as the only savior who can bring those 38 electoral votes back to the GOP.
Senator Cruz, we hope you're reading. We cats PURR.