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Quote for the Day

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Sen. Rafael “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz (TP-Texas).

And that is the sound of the six seconds of awkward silence from Cruz when he was asked at his second debate with Congressman Beto O’Rourke, “Tell us something you’ve done in the last year that has nothing to do with politics that would give Texans insight to who you are as a person.”

Cruz had no real answer after the prolonged silence because there is no possible insight into who Lyin’ Ted is as a normal human being.   He is entirely a political creature consumed by narcissism and completely dedicated to the greater advancement of all things Ted Cruz.  Nothing else matters to him but his quest to become President.

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Quote for the Day

“True to form.”

Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-Tex) responding to the complete inability of Sen Rafael “Lying Ted” Cruz (TP-Tex) to extend a compliment to O’Rourke when asked to at close of their debate on Friday night.  O’Rourke expressed his admiration for Cruz’s sacrifice to do public service.  Cruz could not resist using the opportunity to take a swipe at O’Rourke (along the lines of “Say what you want, but Hitler was truly committed to the tenets of National Socialism”) and then  make it about himself.

Lyin’ Ted Increases Lead over Beto

While Red is still encouraging everyone to show up and vote, it is looking more and more like Texans (and probably the nation as well) will have to put up with Sen. Rafael Edward “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz (TP – Texas) for another six years.  In the most recent Quinnipiac University Poll, LT has a nine-point lead over El Paso Congressman  Beto O’Rourke.  LT leads Beto with a 54% to 45% gap among likely voters.  That means that there are very few undecided voters out there and unless there is an October surprise, Red will still have LT to kick around for six more years – which is admittedly fun.  Red credits Beto with having run an enthusiastic campaign – but if in the age of Trumpism, the charismatic Beto cannot get more than 45% of the vote after having raised over $23 million, there is little hope that any Democrat will win statewide office in Texas for another decade at least.

Lyin’ Ted Resorting to Desperation Tactics?

Sen. Rafael Edward “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz (TP-Texas) has been sending out letters soliciting campaign funds which are disguised as an “Official [Insert County Here] Summons” and as shown above state in big bold letters “SUMMONS ENCLOSED – OPEN IMMEDIATELY”.  This is an attempt to use a deceptive but apparently legal tactic to increase the rate at which recipients open the letter instead of immediately tossing into the trash can (or recycling – something that would no doubt piss off the Senator).  As deceptive as the envelope is – the tactic is legal as long as the contents are clear that it is coming from a campaign.  But you have to wonder at this desperate of a tactic.   Well you might have to wonder if this wasn’t coming from Lyin’ Ted.  As much as Trumph The Insult Comic President™ has gotten wrong – he seems to have been spot on with his characterization of Cruz’s true nature.  Red is only surprised that Cruz is not telling Red that he “May Already be a Winner!” or that he is the favored nephew and only heir of the late former minister of oil development of Cote d’Ivoire and needs some help transferring $26,000,000 to a U.S. account.

Lyin’ Ted, er – Make that Lyin’ Rafael

Sen. Ted Cruz (TP – Texas) has put out a pathetic attempt of parody song attempting to smear his opponent Beto O’Rourke with the following line:

“Liberal Robert wanted to fit in, so he changed his name to Beto and hid it with a grin.”

Of course, Rafael Edward Cruz felt no such similar need to fit in.  He just used Ted because he was a big fan of Ted Kennedy.  Red has to admit that Lyin’ Rafael has a ring to it. What it does show is that Lyin’ Ted learned from the beating he took at the hands of Trump.  Go after your opponent no matter what your personal circumstance might happen to be.  Trump was the consummate liar and crooked businessman – so he reversed that by calling his opponents liars and crooks.  Lyin’ Ted has a name that would not fit in well with his conservative base – so attack your opponent for using a nickname that was given to him and that he has carried since birth it would seem.  The only problem for Lyin’ Ted is that such a strategy may work for a once-in-a-lifetime political anomaly like Trump – it probably doesn’t work if you are already an unlikable, stick-up-your-ass narcissist like Lyin’ Ted.

 

Beto Beats Cruz in 4th Quarter Fundraising

Showing surprising viability in deep red Texas, Beto O’Rourke hauled in $2.4 million in individual contributions in the 4th quarter of 2017.  “Lying” Ted Cruz (as dubbed by Trump) was about a half million behind with $1.9 raised.  LTC still leads in the critical cash on hand column with about $2.7 million more in the coffer than Beto.  O’Rourke is closing the gap, however, and maintains a respectable $4.6 million on hand with no viable primary opponent.  On the other hand, Cruz has the benefit of his willingness to accept money from anyone including dark money PACs; while Beto is relying entirely on individual contributions.  Red still puts Beto as a longshot to win but November is a long time away.

Quote for the Day – December 8, 2017

If Roy Moore wins it will be the most demoralizing blow for the media since ‘s election—so let’s make it happen.

Dinesh D’Souza on Twitter.

Red’s response  – “If Roy Moore wins it will be the most enervating rush for pedophiles since ancient Greece – so let’s make those pedophiles happy.”

Not that the GOP had any real moral footing to begin with, but the swelling chorus of GOP support for Roy Moore has clearly shown that Republicans care about power much more than honor or even common decency.  Red thinks that most Americans will be able to see through what is going on here in pushing an accused pedophile into the halls of Congress.  Be careful what you wish for DD.