Cruz Control

From USA TODAY (January 21, 2016):

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham lambasted his Republican Party’s presidential front-runners Thursday, telling reporters at the Capitol that nominating Donald Trump or Ted Cruz could prove fatal for his party.

“It’s like being shot or poisoned. What does it really matter?” Graham said.

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From CNN (March 18, 2016):

In a sign of just how much the Republican presidential primary has turned the party on its head, Sen. Lindsey Graham will headline a fundraiser on Monday in support of Ted Cruz.

Graham told CNN that while the Texas senator is not his preferred candidate, he’s “the best alternative to Donald Trump,” and he said he will “help Ted in every way I can.”

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Support for Cruz is an about-face for the South Carolina senator, who compared nominating GOP front-runner Donald Trump or Cruz to being shot or poisoned. He recently mocked Cruz’s unpopularity among his colleagues, saying earlier this month: “If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you.”

“He’s certainly not my preference, but he’s a reliable Republican, conservative, which I’ve had many differences with,” the South Carolina Republican said.

When asked about his dramatic change in stance toward Cruz, Graham admitted that his Senate colleague is “not well liked,” but said, “I have doubts about Mr. Trump, I don’t think he’s a Republican, I don’t think he’s a conservative, I think his campaign’s built on xenophobia, race-baiting and religious bigotry, I think he’d be a disaster for our party and as Senator Cruz would not be my first choice, I think he is a Republican conservative who I could support.”

Oy!

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26 responses to “Cruz Control

  1. the loony tic

    great to have you back knoodles!

  2. Friend of the court

    thank you! you still got it.

  3. Well done as always nonnie! I suspect Canada may have its own influx of immigration from the south in the near future…

    • I’m not kidding when I say that my sister and I have already discussed moving to Canada if orange-faced asshole or evil Lyin’ Ted ever become President. Good to see you, cynical one without equal!

  4. I know Lindsey is one of your favorite, therefore you couldn’t resist.

    • Oh, Frank, you know me too well! Lindseypoo is and will always be my muse. 😆

      • In some some, Lindsey has been a voice of reason in the midst of the current chaos.

        • He was until he backed Cruz. I wish he and Capt. Underpants McCain would buy a nice little cabin in the woods, retire, and live happily ever after.

          • Graham is so anti-Trump, he would back Cruz … and that says how anti-Trump he is.

            • Frank, I think that the anti-Trump motive is due to Lindseypoo’s ego being bruised. Cruz is just as bad, if not worse, than Trump. Lindseypoo is smart enough to know that, but just like the other Rethugs, party and power wins out over country every time.

              • Instead of his bruised ego, I see it he’ll do what he can to stop Trump for the good or the party and the county- so he’s willing to hold his nose while supporting Cruz.

                • Look at some of the things he said about Cruz before the rest of the clown car emptied. He compared him to Joe McCarthy. He said that Cruz has no clue how to deal with ISIS, and his foreign policy plans will make things worse in Syria. He said he could not decide if Trump or Cruz is the bigger liar. He thinks Cruz’s stance on abortion and not allowing exceptions for rape or incest is too extreme. He said that, if someone shot Cruz on the floor of the Senate, nobody would be convicted if the trial was held in the Senate. The list goes on. Linseypoo has said in so many words that both Trump and Cruz would be disastrous for the party and for the country. There is no honor in holding his nose and supporting either one of them. He can try to put as much lipstick as he can on either pig, but it’s not going to fool anyone.

                  • I realize he has said all those .. .but I see him rally around Cruz as a way to get to a brokered convention, where he will drop Cruz like a hot potato.

                    • That’s a possibility. I still don’t find it particularly noble, though, to endorse someone you perceive to be not only wrong but dangerous to the country. If there is a brokered (and broken) convention, then what? Not saying I won’t be popping popcorn and watching with glee, but I don’t know where the Rethugs go without pissing off most of their base.

                    • Well .. Mitt could rise again!

  5. Cruz as Regina, the Evil Queen–love it! I also like the idea of him as Grandpa from The Munsters.
    http://crazyeddiethemotie.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-trumpenstein-munsters.html

  6. Look who’s back! Yes!!! Is this political season just like a Rocky Horror Picture Show? Good grief. This Rasinette is almost nuts from the horror of it all. 😦

    • Hi my dear Eleanor! ❤ I don't know what took me so long to dip my toe in the filthy muddy water of the Rethuglican primary wars. I have Canadian real estate sites bookmarked just in case the unthinkable happens in November. 😮

  7. Frank, ran out of room up there, so I will answer you down here. Mitt will rise again only with the help of Viagra. He will never be their nominee again.

  8. Hey Nonnie — always good to see you pop up! Who knew that Hillary is such a horrible person that we should get stuck with Ted Cruz …

    • Hey Elyse! How nice to see you! I saw your comment above, and it reminded me of something. Know who I noticed has tiny hands? Yertle McConnell. They are so delicate looking. I think he wears white gloves when he is at home to protect them.

      I can’t wait until Hillary faces one of these asswipes face-to-face. They had better wear diapers, because they will definitely be shitting in their pants. If they think the Rethuglican debates were good practice for the general election debates, they are deluding themselves. Bernie and Hillary had debates. The Rethugs had poo-flinging contests.

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