I enjoy a good laugh as much as the next person and Boehner’s take on Cruz had me rolling on the floor.
What a difference a decade or two makes, politics has become a gloves off bare knuckled free for all with any pretense at civility only being necessary when called on the carpet for being egregiously politically incorrect.
The way it’s going it won’t be long before women candidates are referred to as sluts by those running against them, and Trump has done a lot to open the door for doing so with his comments about Megan Kelly and Carly Fiorina.
This has become the year of the woman in politics, so much so the Clinton campaign has hinted that an all women cabinet would be a consideration, and now Cruz in a blatant move to make himself more presentable names Fiorina as his VP choice.
I guess that goes a long way in explaining Fiorina’s emergence as a Cruz acolyte following the dismantling of her campaign.
A gender different version of Christie becoming The Donald’s pet poodle.
Boehner says Cruz is not only a miserable sob but Lucifer in the flesh, I won’t get into what the probability is that’s an accurate assessment but for those evangelicals or quasi religious who are addicted to defining all things on the basis of god and Lucifer and support Cruz their heads must surely be spinning – they may even be on their knees now in fervent prayer calling for divine retribution and referring to this as a Luciferian plot to undermine Cruz.
Poor Cruz, he can’t catch a break, “lying’ Ted, and now this – a miserable sob and Lucifer incarnate.
The public in not running for office or holding an elected office have always been more vocal and less inclined to worry about name calling, and even though Boehner holds no political office and is a private citizen he isn’t so far removed as not to be seen as a politician.
To tell you the truth I think it’s better to know what’s in a person’s heart, what they really believe, than something considered to be polite or socially expedient.
So Boehner believes Cruz is Lucifer, I’m okay with Boehner saying so whether he is or not, at least now we know exactly where Boehner is coming from and something I believe is better in the long run.
One thing that puzzles me though is how does it work that a candidate like Florina or Christie whose campaigns were soundly rejected suddenly qualify as a viable VP candidate or cabinet appointee?
The internet is going to have field day with this, memes will abound as will ps’d images of Cruz as Lucifer.
No wonder the politics of American campaigns has become the laughing stock of the world.
I imagine there are those of the opinion that Trump is the embodiment of all that’s evil, and that leaves the conservative party in something of a quandary – maybe they should mimic the vintage television show, “What’s My Line?” and ask if the real Lucifer will please stand up.
Trump or Cruz, talk about conservative voters being between a rock and a hard place.
But then they brought it on themselves didn’t they?