Texas Senator Ted Cruz Drops Out of Republican Primary Race for President -
The Big Picture –
By Glynn Wilson –
How is it possible that the mysterious assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 is still influencing presidential politics 53 years later?
In an attempt to knock out his closest rival Ted Cruz in the Republican primary, GOP front runner and celebrity-in-chief Donald Trump linked Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, to alleged Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, citing a report from the sensational tabloid the National Enquirer.
“You know, his father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald’s being — you know, shot,” Trump said on “Fox and Friends.”
“I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous,” Trump said. “What is this, right prior to his being shot, and nobody brings it up?”
In response, the Texas Senator of Cuban decent lashed out at Trump on the day of Indiana’s primary, which Trump won handily. Cruz called Trump “a pathological liar, narcissist and bully.”
“I’m going to tell you what I really think of Donald Trump,” Cruz said. “This man is a pathological liar. He doesn’t know the difference between truth and lies. He lies practically every word that comes out of his mouth. And…his response is to accuse everybody else of lying.”
Cruz also denounced the Enquirer and its chief executive, David Pecker, who has endorsed Trump, for claiming his father, a Cuban immigrant to the United States, was pictured handing out pro-Fidel Castro literature with Oswald in New Orleans in 1963.
“Yes, my dad killed JFK, he is secretly Elvis and Jimmy Hoffa is buried in his back yard,” Cruz said in a sarcastic retort.
Cruz also unleashed fury over Trump’s earlier comment about his wife, Heidi.
“Donald has a real problem with women. Donald is terrified by strong women – he lashes out at them,” Cruz said.
“The man is utterly amoral. Morality does not exist for him,” Cruz said, according the Reuters wire service, which also ran a story on Wednesday saying “Cruz carefully left the door open to a future run for president.”
I’m not so sure.
While Cruz was still running hard on Monday, the next day, he announced he was dropping out of the race? Was he afraid to face the charges of his family and the Cuban connection to the JFK assassination? Could that also be why Jeb Bush ran a lackluster campaign and dropped out of the race early?
In am not one to promote consipracy theories. But this is a strange coincidence. Too bad we can’t seem to solve this mystery once and for all.
It recently came to my attention that the web is rife with stories about the role of the CIA and George H.W. Bush in the alleged plot.
Cruz, 45, became a favorite of the Christian Right and tea party Republicans after he won Iowa’s caucuses. According to Reuters, he built the best organization of any other Republican. “But his zealous conservatism fell victim to Trump’s outsider appeal,” according to this mainstream media story line.
Former Speaker of the House John Boehner openly bashed Cruz, calling him “Lucifer in the flesh” and the “most miserable son of a bitch” he had ever worked with on Capitol Hill.
The son of a Cuban immigrant, Cruz gained prominence in conservative circles as the Texas solicitor general, arguing cases on religious liberty and states’ rights. After he was elected to the Senate in 2012, he alienated colleagues but drew national attention for his role in the 2013 government shutdown.
With Cruz out of the way, Trump now has the task of trying to unify Republicans behind his controversial candidacy, and reach out to the country in the general election campaign against either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, most likely Clinton.
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