Sen. Ted Cruz (TP-Texas) is now claiming that the “Washington Establishment” has determined Marco Rubio “can’t win this race” and consequently is “rushing over to support Donald Trump.” While campaigning in New Hampshire, Cruz laid down the following whopper:
“We’re seeing the Washington establishment abandoning Marco Rubio and unifying behind Donald Trump. And we’re seeing conservatives coming together and unifying behind our campaign. And if conservatives unite, we win.”
Exactly who is the “Washington Establishment” is anybody’s fair guess, but in Cruz’s opinion it seems to be anyone who doesn’t support him. It seems to Red, however, that the WE is likely composed of current and former office holders that serve or served in the halls of Congress and elsewhere in good ol’ DC.
So let’s look at exactly how many current or former members of Congress have endorsed Donald Trump. Fortunately for Red, he doesn’t have to look too far because the list is pretty damn short. In fact, it’s not even a list because all of one – count him – one former Congressman, Virgil Short (VA) has endorsed Trump. To give Ted the benefit of the doubt Red will also include one Jeff Lord, former White House associate political director for Reagan in 1987–88. While Red is sure that Jeff is a great guy, Red doubts that Mr. Lord is swinging a big dick or a whole lot of votes towards the Donald.
And then we turn to Mr. Anti-Establishment himself. How many current of former members of Congress has TC snared? Drum roll please – 20 – including one former Senator! Plus, Cruz has also snagged the endorsements of 7 former members of the Republican National Committee. Curious how Mr. Cruz has failed to obtain the endorsement of a single one of his colleagues in the Senate, isn’t it?
But in Red’s opinion, the endorsement game is fought and won on the crazy celebrity battlefront. Here, Trump is clearly coming out ahead with endorsements of such heavyweights as Mike Tyson (pun intended), Tia Tequila, Gary Busey, Dennis Rodman, Hulk Hogan, Ted Nugent, Lou “the Hulk” Ferrigno, and Wayne Newton. Danke Schoen.
Poor Ted just can’t compete here, and thus is reduced to whining about the Washington Establishment. What else can he do with a celebrity endorsement roster that features lightweights like Phil Robertson, James Woods and R. Lee Ermey?