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Rotten on Cruz (#LoseWithCruz)

The commenter “Rotten” wrote this comment (which I think is worthy of being highlighted in its own blog post):

Cruz is running as Romney, but with a different equally creepy religion.

Romney lost because he started out with 47% of the country against him, he could not effectively respond to Democrat smears, and because there are no evangelicals in the swing states he needed. This year, demographics are worse for the Republican and there is no reason to believe Cruz will win any states Romney wouldn’t. He’s a weaker candidate.

Cruz has not gotten any negative attention at all from Democrats so far, which is why polls are bogus. They will destroy him.

Those voters who stayed home? Cruz narrative is that they were TrueCons repulsed by Romney. He’s wrong, those are the Trump voters.

Look at Wisconson vote tallies. Supposedly the Dem race is also competitive, so this will give a good indication of the strength of Rep vs Democrat. Trump’s polling numbers are sky high for a Republican among independents and Democrats, and if he could get a Republican backing, then he could win the state. Cruz will win the republican opposition vote that always loses in a state that has gone Dem in the last 6 elections (and the demographics keep getting worse).

As for lose with Trump, a lot of that is just blue pill thinking. “You can’t win unless you do things a certain way.”

Mitt Romney’s religion is definitely weird, but Romney did an excellent job of not talking about it and keeping it out of the mainstream media (which finds it icky to talk about people’s private beliefs as long as they maintain a proper patrician attitude about it). Cruz, on the other hand, preaches his religious beliefs like a preacher.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 4, 2016 at EDT am

Posted in Politics

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  1. “Cruz preaches the religious beliefs that he believes it tactically advantageous to preach, like a con artist televangelist.”



    April 4, 2016 at EDT pm

  2. I think that Romney would have been a near perfect president in 2012 because he has the ability to break down complex structures and focus on key details (unlike Trump, who is all about the right “deal” and gets bored with execution and walks away (excepting Wollman rink)), but Romney never got the base of the party to coalesce behind him because of the Mormonism and hence there were millions of lost Bush votes.

    Cruz wont have that problem.

    Lion of the Turambar

    April 4, 2016 at EDT pm

    • Romney lost because he was too obviously connected to the money men, was himself a vulture capitalist, and the white working class correctly sensed he would sell them out as President and stayed home.

      Cruz will suffer the same fate only much worse because he is slimy, phony and a traitor to the US after siding with the Communist left against the 1st Amendment after Chicago and siding with ISIS, against Trump, after Brussels in attempts to advance his own political ambitions.

      Andrew E.

      April 4, 2016 at EDT pm

      • I started to listen to it but I had to turn it off. I can’t stand to hear it anymore. I just….can’t.


        April 4, 2016 at EDT pm

  3. Those voters who stayed home? Cruz narrative is that they were TrueCons repulsed by Romney. He’s wrong, those are the Trump voters.

    I generally agree with Rotten’s comment. But people need to stop spreading the “voters stayed home” myth. Voters did NOT stay home. Romney got the second biggest turn-out of any GOP candidate ever. The only candidate who got more was Bush in 2004. And Bush was an incumbent at the height of his popularity.


    April 4, 2016 at EDT pm

    • That stayed home myth is popular because the more likely reason, they got old, died, and were not replaced, spells doom for the Republicans. Luckily, Hispanics are natural conservatives…

      Mike Street Station

      April 4, 2016 at EDT pm

  4. This sleazeball Cruz got religion the same way Televangelists did, profit motive. Like Jimmy Swaggert and Bad Bay Bakker, Cruz needs money for his hookers and extravagant lifestyle. Saying he’s on God’s side is a way to make easy money for rubes hungry for anyone to offer them religion. One of the effects of secularism and denying people the right to practice religion is making them hungry for offers of religion by anyone, even con artists who want to bilk them.

    Joshua Sinistar

    April 4, 2016 at EDT pm

  5. Wisconsin is the home state of Paul Ryan. That should tell you what Wisconsin Republicans are like. Nuff said.

    ” It is also the home of prime industrial and business centers such as Kenosha, Racine, Janesville, and the greater Milwaukee area, as well as quality institutions of higher learning. But I believe its most valuable assets are the hard-working, straightforward, warm and generous people who make up its strong communities. –


    April 4, 2016 at EDT pm

  6. “because there are no evangelicals in the swing states he needed.”

    This portion of the analysis is complete baloney. Romney lost, in large part, because Christians, including evangelicals, in key swing regions, like southern OH, still hate Mormons just as they were taught by their forefathers for generations. Mormonism and Christianity are not equivalents. Mormonism was founded by a demonstrable con man and swindler, Jos Smith. The same cannot be said about Jesus or even Paul. People from key regions of key states like OH had their forefathers and mothers victimized by Jos Smith and his band of freaks (like the Romneys) and as a result sent them packing and have never regretted the decision.

    American media is often managed and owned by people whose ancestors arrived here in the 1920s and, as a consequence, have no real feel for communities where the populations are much much older. This is why urban columnists cannot understand southerners many of whom have ancestors dating back 300 years or more and who know the history of their people.


    April 4, 2016 at EDT pm

  7. Rifleman

    April 5, 2016 at EDT am

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