Wednesday, October 21, 2015

There is one GOP presidential hopeful that George W. Bush really doesn't like, Ted Cruz. Yeah, I don't think he's alone there.

Courtesy of Politico:  

Inside a sleek Denver condominium, George W. Bush let a hundred donors to his brother’s campaign in on a secret. Of all the rival Republican candidates, there is one who gets under the former president’s skin, whom he views as perhaps Jeb Bush’s most serious rival for the party’s nomination. 

It isn’t Donald Trump, whose withering insults have sought to make Jeb pay a political price for his brother’s presidency. It isn’t Marco Rubio, Jeb’s former understudy who now poses a serious threat to his establishment support.

It’s George W. Bush’s former employee — Ted Cruz. 

“I just don’t like the guy,” Bush said Sunday night, according to conversations with more than half a dozen donors who attended the event. 

One donor in the room said the former president had been offering mostly anodyne accounts of how the Bush family network views the current campaign and charming off-the-cuff jokes, until he launched into Cruz. 

"I was like, ‘Holy sh-t, did he just say that?’” the donor said. “I remember looking around and seeing that other people were also looking around surprised.” 

Bush apparently went on to say that he disliked the fact that Cruz was kissing up to Trump in the hopes of picking up some of his supporters when he drops out of the race, but also said that he thought Cruz was his brother's biggest competition in Texas and across the South.

You know I have a rule against ever agreeing with George W. Bush on ANYTHING. However I have to admit that I don't like Ted Cruz either.

And we are not alone in feeling that way which is why back in 2013 Ted Cruz was labeled "the most hated man in the Senate."

And because of that I really don't think that Cruz represents that big of a threat to Jeb! or anybody else in the race for that matter.

Not that Jeb! needs Ted Cruz to damage his chances of winning the nomination as he is currently polling at around 8 nationally, and only around 9 in Florida where he was once a popular governor.

Is it really possible that the Republicans would choose Donald Trump of Ben Carson as their nominee? Because if that is true I don't think they could even make enough popcorn to get me through 2016.


  1. The RNC has a problem. Trump is in their sights, and so is Ted 'Ferret Face' Cruz...The RNC may be dumb, but when it comes to winning elections, they are not stupid and gerrymandering/voter suppression may be the way to win congressional seats, but not a general election...This is what will happen; The RNC will eliminate any chance of Cruz or Trump winning the nomination and will do all it can to get 'No Show' Rubio to win the nomination...either way, they are done as a major political party

    1. Anonymous6:10 AM

      Rubio is no more desirable to the win the GOP nomination than Carson, or Cruz is.

      The Repub electorate want a white Anglo Saxon, Protestant to nominate.

    2. I just listed the 15 remaining Rep. candidates and prognosticate that 5 will (or should, IMO, drop out) - Santorum, Gilmore, Pataki, Huckabee and Paul (or Graham).
      Then I grouped them by whether they were Govs., Sens. or "Other". Then I picked one or two from each category (like doing basketball brackets). I was left with Jeb, Cruz, Rubio and Trump. I predict one of the four will be their nominee which I don't think is much of a stretch.
      But when push comes to shove at the voting booth, who will take which states in the primary? You might be right about the party pinning some hopes on Young Rubio, but FL is none too enthused with either of its 'native' sons.
      Cruz does not play well in Florida, at all. Yippee.

    3. Anonymous6:40 AM

      MarvinM6:11 AM

      The nominee will be a white Christian. That's the way the GOP rolls.

    4. Anonymous9:17 AM

      "Oh Lord! Make a way!"
      (if a grifter spews and nobody gives a fek, will she ever STFU?)

  2. Anonymous5:02 AM

    Whenever I see that face, the word "smarmy" comes to mind.

    1. Anonymous5:26 AM


    2. Leland8:33 AM

      And self-righteously SMUG!

      I come close to vomiting every time I see that sick bastard's face.

    3. Anonymous8:57 AM

      Same here. I can't even look at him.

      I just can't decide which of the two are more dangerous to our country, Cruz or Trump.

  3. Anonymous5:55 AM

    Nobody likes Ted Cruz.

    Well, maybe his kids like him, but they'll learn not to in time.

  4. Anonymous6:04 AM

    I think it's risky to underestimate the potency of Southern-fried stupid. Cruz might be scorned like a Horcrux in the North, but W just may be right about the South - after all, he's pretty much the go-to guy when ya' need an expert on stupid.

  5. Anonymous8:26 AM

  6. Anonymous9:17 AM

    That shifty-eyed politician can't think he's going to fool everyone. His hair, face and voice are smarmy. He's the bully everyone knows in private school, that sucks up to professors for good grades, but torments the other kids in private.

  7. Anonymous10:13 AM

    Speaking of the Cruz family, here's a real shocker.

  8. Re PHOTO -- looks like he's asking his favorite question.

    Are you SURE you won't let me warm my tongue on your head?

  9. Anonymous1:28 PM

    "OMG he is so handsome!" said no one. Ever.

  10. Anonymous3:48 PM

    When I was growing up, my mother always said "If you can't find one thing nice to say about anyone, just say "You've got beautiful skin....what's your secret?"
    I can't even bring myself to say that about him. The whole package belongs in a wax museum, hanging upside down in a closet.

    1. Anonymous4:21 PM

      He personifies Halloween's Creepy Man -- he can go as himself.

  11. Anonymous5:23 PM

    Most humans (and evidently that extends to other primates) have a natural aversion to snakes and reptiles.


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