Why Cruz Trumps Trump

EVERYONE has been talking about Donald Trump lately.  It seems that almost the entirety of election coverage has either been about the latest thing that Donald Trump said, or the media asking other candidates to react to the latest thing that Donald Trump said.

But here’s the thing: regardless of how loudly or boldly Donald Trump is advocating for certain conservative issues, he would make a horrible president.  Just the fact that he is such an egotistical hothead makes him a bad pick, but when you look at what the Democrats, particularly President Obama and those in his administration (oftentimes in collusion with Republican leadership in Congress) have done to Constitutional separation of powers, Donald Trump is probably the LAST person we need in the White House.  He likes to throw his weight around, he insists on getting his way…kind of like Barack Obama does when Congress opposes him on certain issues.  Trump doesn’t seem like the kind of person who will act within the law to get things done – if he wants something done, he’ll get it done, and if he has the power of the Presidency behind him, well, the law be damned.  President Obama set the precedent, and we can’t afford to allow that to continue.

The Republican field is comprised of somewhere around one hundred and twenty-seven candidates.  It’s crowded on that stage, but the only real draw for Donald Trump that separates him from the rest of the pack is that he yells loudly and has obnoxious hair.  The press is only obsessed with him because they know that, eventually, he’s going to put his foot in his mouth.  They watch him and talk about him constantly and ask other candidates for their opinion on his remarks for one and only one reason: they know that the Trump train will wreck, and they want to get it on film when it happens.

And then there’s this:

Here’s the thing: Ted Cruz has been consistently fighting for conservatism for years.  He hasn’t waffled back and forth, he hasn’t been donating to the Clinton slush fund.  He is an eloquent defender of small-government conservatism, unafraid to engage progressives on their own turf – even the progressives in the Republican Party.  A lot of people like Trump because he’s loud, but one of the problems with politics in America today is that it’s already too much of a shouting match.  There is no need to take the worst aspects of our political system and kick it up a notch, not when we can bring some logic and maturity to fight the Left’s constant campaign against these things.

Simply by engaging with these Code Pink wackos for a few minutes, Ted Cruz laid out a logical, factual, respectful argument, and let the the other side’s illogic speak for itself.  Put Donald Trump in that same situation, and all you would get is a shouting match.

Ted Cruz is a man who understands history.  He understands the law.  He has the ability to engage in a clear-headed debate even with the rabid left-wing wackos of Code Pink.

And, on top of that, he can actually be presidential.  This is something that has been missing from the Office of the President under Presidents Obama and Clinton, and it is something that would be sorely lacking should Donald Trump win the presidency.

So to all of the conservatives out there who are jumping on the Trump Train: I get it.  It feels great to see someone loudly shouting in support of conservative political positions…but do you know where Donald Trump stands on all of the important issues facing our nation these days?  Do you really want a president who will, in all likelihood, continue President Obama’s trend of violating Separation of Powers when he doesn’t get his way…or would you prefer to have a true conservative in office?

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