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Why The Establishment Of Both Parties Prefers Trump Over Cruz

Our friends at (you should definitely subscribe if you want to know what’s going on in Donald Trumpthe world of unions and Obama’s abuse of employers) turned-up an interesting Facebook post by former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich that explains in a few short paragraphs why the establishment of both political parties prefers Donald Trump over Ted Cruz. 

In what only the Left could consider an attack on Ted Cruz, Reich inadvertently gives Cruz higher points than Trump on the issues that matter to most Republicans. 

Here is Reich’s post in its entirety, with emphasis added by

5 reasons Ted Cruz is even more dangerous than Donald Trump. 

1. He’s more fanatical. Trump is a bully and bigot but doesn’t hew to any sharp ideological line. Cruz is a fierce ideologue: He denies the existence of man-made climate change, rejects same-sex marriage, wants to abolish the Internal Revenue Service, believes the 2nd amendment guarantees everyone a right to guns, doesn’t believe in a constitutional divide between church and state, favors the death penalty, opposes international agreements, embraces a confrontational foreign policy, rejects immigration reform, demands the repeal of “every blessed word of Obamacare,” and takes a strict “originalist” view of the meaning of the Constitution

2. Cruz is a true believer. Trump has no firm principles except making money, getting attention, and gaining power. But Cruz really does detest the federal government, and has spent much of his life embracing radical right economic and political views. When Cruz said “we are facing what I consider to be the epic battle of our generation,” he wasn’t referring to jihadist terrorism but to Obamacare. 

3. He’s Smarter. Trump is no slouch but he hasn’t given any indication of a sharp mind. Cruz is razer-sharp: It’s not just his degrees from Princeton and Harvard Law, along with an impressive record at Harvard, or even his winning arguments before the Supreme Court. For his entire adult life he’s been a fierce debater with a intensely-logical debater’s mind

4. He’s more disciplined and strategic. Trump is all over the place, often winging it, saying whatever pops into his mind. Cruz hews to a clear script and a carefully crafted strategy. He plays the long game (as he’s shown in Iowa). Cruz’s legal career entailed a sustained use of the courts to achieve conservative ends, and he plots his moves carefully

5. Cruz is a loner who’s willing to destroy institutions. Trump has spent his career using the federal government and making friends with big shots. Not Cruz. Most of his Republican colleagues in the Senate detest him. And Cruz is eager to destroy: He has repeatedly crossed to the other side of the Capitol and led House Republicans toward fiscal cliffs. In the Fall of 2013, Cruz’s strident opposition to Obamacare – including a 21-hour talking marathon — led in a significant way to the shutdown of the federal government. 

Both men would be disasters for America, but Cruz would be the larger disaster. 

What do you think? 

Of course, say the editors of, Reich is wholly partisan and would never vote for either Republican over a Marxist Democrat like Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. 

However, if Reich had to choose between Cruz and Trump, the Left-wing Reich would choose Trump. 


Perhaps it’s because Robert Reich has read Donald Trump’s books, as we have. And Reich, like most of New York’s inside elite, understands how Trump operates and recognizes that a lot of what he says and does is a negotiating tactic. 

"The final key to the way I promote is bravado. I play to people's fantasies. People may not always think big themselves, but they can still get very excited by those who do. That's why a little hyperbole never hurts."  

Trump: The Art of the Deal, 1987

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The relative size of disasters as a talking point

Trump vs. Cruz. I think I now prefer the larger disaster. With the possible exception of the constitutional divide between church and state, which I think is a good idea to maintain, I AGREE with all the things Reich says about Cruz and I believe them to all be very good things. Why? Because they would balance out Obama's years of anti-American treachery and bathing us all in his endless spray of snake oil, that's why. I just might change from Trump to Cruz because of this article. We have to swing violently to the right in the USA or we could lose everything given to us by forbears who sacrificed daily, for centuries, to build the nation. Corny? Not at all. Deadly serious. You want Third World? Then move to the Third World!'ll be back.

Greater Disaster vs Lesser Evil

Time after time, the GOPe has foisted upon us the lesser evil - Dole, McCain, Romney, BushRubioKasiChristie, etc..

Every time they have successfully proven that the lesser evil, when put up against the genuine Democrat Cthulhu, will lose. And yet they both blame and exhort their base to get with the program, one more time, for the party. At least (apart from Kasich) they don't say "for the children" !

Now we know who the establishment, the DC cartel, truly fears, because they will always tell us. Yes, indeed, Cruz will be the greater disaster - for that cartel!