by Horatio Bunce
Remember when stories about presidential candidates merely being in the same hotel building with a woman who was not their wife was a big deal to the GOPe? How the GOPe operatives wrung their hands about “double standards” and how “different it would be if this was a Republican”? Unless of course you mentioned John McCain because then the GOPe became unglued. Watch as alleged Cruz Cuban Mistress Crisis player Amanda Carpenter discusses the merits of National Enquirer journalism when John Edwards was the target:
Funny, now she calls them “tabloid trash”. Note how CNN quickly squelches the conversation after trying the pre-emptive strike to divert the discussion altogether.
Now, if you still believe in the conservative vs. liberal “news” facade, ask yourself where are all the CNN/MSNBC/Salon/Huffington stories on the #CruzSexScandal? Shouldn’t they be attacking a “conservative” when they have the chance?
If Cruz really is a “tea party darling” “outsider” to the GOPe (despite endorsements from Rick Perry, Romney & Jeb!, working for G.W. Bush, etc.), it seems that they would be on top of this over at Fox/Townhall/ConservativeReview too. But, you say, what if they are making sure the stories are really true first? You mean like they did the non-existent “endorsement” of Donald Trump by David Duke? It’s the same “news” organizations after all.
Over at Planet Kolob, Glenn Beck has already fabricated an excuse to stay behind Cruz (and/or save face as a false prophet): as long as it wasn’t five women – during the campaign. He gives three reasons why he doesn’t think the scandal is true:
“Here are the things that I came up with…
First is Ted Cruz. He doesn’t have enough game. We’re not talking Tom Cruise. It’s Ted Cruz, have you watched him?
He’s like that in real life, what you see in the debate is how he always is…
He’s exactly the same. So A, the game. I just don’t see it…
PAT: Maybe during the campaign, you could theoretically see how people are like–
GLENN BECK: Okay, I don’t believe it.
So, number one, no game. Two: I have spent a lot of time with him on the campaign trail. My wife has too. Women especially, and how many times has he been here in the makeup chair with the makeup ladies… That’s where all the dirt comes from, they always have radar because they are always sitting there. I’ve never seen it, my wife has never seen it, women..
If you are going to be a sexual predator –and that’s what you would have to be for five women in four years– a sexual predator. You would see signs of it.
You would hear people say: Oh man, I get a funny feeling from him, you know he said something werid to so-and-so, right?
We’ve had that happen… There’s never been anything said about [Cruz].
Third, This guy is driven… Ted has known that he could be the president from the beginning.
STU: Preparing for this for his whole life.
BECK: I think so. You are not as driven as he as, you are not as smart as he is, and then go in for your last four years before you’re going to run for president, you don’t get to 2012 and say you want to run for president, and think you can get away with it. All recently…
There’s absolutely no way this guy, so buttoned up, knowing that he could be president of the U.S. is that stupid…”
Well, did you notice anything missing from Glenn’s reasoning? What about listening to his god? Didn’t his god tell him Cruz “was anointed for this time”?
“But then he [Dr.Kidd] says, ‘But God has not revealed Ted Cruz as the divinely anointed alternative either.’
To you, Dr. Kidd. To you. To you God hasn’t revealed Cruz as divinely anointed. I understand that. And I respect your opinion on it.
But here’s mine: I have seen this man’s life. I have watched this man. I have prayed about this man. I have prayed about it by myself, out loud, in quiet, with my family, with my staff, and I happen to believe that Ted Cruz actually was anointed for this time. Would there not be someone that was in the pool that might have the right qualifications for God?
Is he that disinterested in all of us? Or is it perhaps possible that just like in the Bible, people were raised from birth for a specific time? Are we that inconsequential, Dr. Kidd? Are we really not that important enough for him to raise someone up, at this critical juncture?”
Or is this going to be another “If that’s what I had said, but that’s not what I said,” moment from the Planet Kolob camp? I’ll answer Glenn’s question “Would there not be someone that was in the pool that might have the right qualifications for God?” with another question:
When did God (the Lord Almighty, the Great I Am, Creator of the universe – not Elohim from Planet Kolob) ever instruct his people to select a man to rule over them?
22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.