Ted Cruz is not a DC Outsider. Ted Cruz is not anti-establishment. Ted Cruz is not a constitutional conservative. Ted Cruz is not against big donors. Ted Cruz is not against Wall Street. Ted Cruz is a fraud. He’s also a liar, and quite possibly, the most talented liar of our generation. This includes our current president.
We understand how hard this is to swallow. Many of us worked very hard to elect Senator Cruz in 2012. But when you consider the reality of his deep history with the GOP establishment, and how he says one thing while doing another, it is intellectually dishonest to continue to believe Ted Cruz is what he says he is.
Ted Cruz recently hired Jeb Bush’s financial team, including Neil Bush. Remember Neil?
via Wikipedia: Neil Bush paid a $50,000 fine, paid for him by Republican supporters, and was banned from banking activities for his role in taking down Silverado, which cost taxpayers $1.3 billion. An RTC suit against Bush and other Silverado officers was settled in 1991 for $26.5 million.
How can Ted Cruz claim to be against the establishment when he hires them to work for him? He can’t. But he does. This really shouldn’t be that surprising when you consider Ted Cruz’s deep ties to the Bush family.
Cruz joined the George W. Bush presidential campaign in 1999 as a domestic policy adviser, advising then-Governor George W. Bush on a wide range of policy and legal matters, including civil justice, criminal justice, constitutional law, immigration, and government reform.
Cruz assisted in assembling the Bush legal team, devising strategy, and drafting pleadings for filing with the Supreme Court of Florida and U.S. Supreme Court, in the case Bush v. Gore, during the 2000 Florida presidential recounts, leading to two wins for the Bush team. Cruz recruited future Chief Justice John Roberts and noted attorney Mike Carvin to the Bush legal team.
After Bush took office, Cruz served as an associate deputy attorney general in the U.S. Justice Department and as the director of policy planning at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Chapter 5 of Senator Cruz’s book (ironically titled) “A Time For Truth”, is called “The Bush Administration. Chapter 5 clearly details, in the senator’s own words, that he was an influential adviser to George W. Bush. On the campaign trail Ted Cruz tells his supporters that he’s “anti-establishment”. Senator Ted Cruz is the establishment.
It is not an opinion that Ted Cruz has deep ties to the Bush administration. It – just – is. Senator Cruz’s deep ties to the Bush administration are very clear to high information voters. It is intellectually dishonest to hold the opinion that Ted Cruz is the “DC Outsider” he claims to be. The reality is that we got snookered by Ted Cruz. Senator Cruz is, and has been, a Bush-Republican for many years. He owes us an apology.