Throughout this presidential race, Texas Senator Ted Cruz has done his best to make himself look like a political outsider, a clear attempt to compete with Donald Trump. Now that the GOP establishment’s pick Marco Rubio has failed, however, Cruz is the new person who the Republican elite is backing.
Cruz’s transition from “outsider” to the establishment’s golden boy came as a shock to some people, but when we looked into his past a bit more, we weren’t surprised at all.
According to The Political Insider, Republican insider Roger Stone is reporting that Cruz is basically a member of the Bush family, just with a different last name. Here’s what Stone had to say about this in the Daily Caller:
Neil Bush, the son of President George H. W. Bush, who defrauded U.S. taxpayers out of $1.5 billion dollars in the savings and loan scam, and later peddled influence for the Chinese government, (who plied him with Chinese prostitutes) has formally endorsed Senator Ted Cruz for president. You can’t make this stuff up.
This endorsement says much. Since the other, more politically involved Bush men have a distinct dislike for Mr. Cruz, I suppose Neil Bush is better than no Bush. Let’s look at the wonderful memories that Neil Bush has left us with. First there is is that little banking charade he steered us into back in 1985.
Back in 1981, Neil Bush was director of Silverado Savings and Loan in Denver, Colorado. Neil was very generous, lending millions to pals Kenneth Good and William Walters. The $250 million in loans went into default, S.S. & L. went bankrupt and had to be seized by the Feds. Neil Bush walked away with a cool $100,000 personal loan which he never paid back. Documents released by the Office of Thrift Supervision detailed the conflict of interest charges against Neil. Federal regulators described him as “unqualified, and untrained” to be a director of a financial institution.
Stone went on to say that Cruz and his wife are very well connected in the Bush world:
The Bush-Cruz connection is clear. Ted was George W.’s brain when he ran for president. A top policy adviser, Ted maneuvered for Solicitor General in Bush World but settled for a plum at the Federal Trade Commission. Ted’s a Bush man with deep ties to the political and financial establishment. Ted and wife Heidi brag about being the first “Bush marriage” – they met as Bush staffers. Cruz was an adviser on legal affairs while Heidi was an adviser on economic policy and eventually director for the Western Hemisphere on the National Security Council under Condoleezza Rice. Condi helped give us the phony war in Iraq. Heidi then went to the Bush U.S. Trade Representative as a top deputy to U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Zoellick, who wired Heidi’s membership in the Council on Foreign Relations and job at Goldman Sachs. The bailed-out bank then loaned Cruz $1 million secretly to finance his Senate race. Cruz would also borrow an undisclosed $1 million loan from Citicorp.
In essence, Cruz has used his political skills to hide the fact that he is a major political insider. Though he claims to be a member of the rebel Tea Party, he is actually close with New York hedge funds and energy companies, while supporting TPP/Obamatrade to send American jobs overseas.
Regardless, none of this will matter in a few months, because Donald Trump is going to destroy Cruz either way!