Last night, the wife of Senator Ted Cruz, Heidi Cruz, was on The Kelly File for a lengthy interview, one which offered a lot of insight into one of the Republican frontrunners.
If you haven’t seen it, or if you would like to see it again, here it is:
I knew some things about Heidi Cruz, but I admit, not a lot. I knew she was a hotshot businesswoman and very successful in her own right. But I didn’t know much about her life story, how and where she grew up, and all of that.
One of the things that struck me about her, besides her obvious intellect, is how humble she is. And she talked about the importance of humility in the interview, of “doing a job, no matter how big or small,” or words to that effect. That she and Ted fell in love at first sight was endearing, as was her disclosure of just how much Ted likes to play games and watch movies. Clearly, he is not the man the media has portrayed him as being.
There was a lot in that interview, though too much focus on Trump and what Trump has said for my taste. I am sick to death of every interview having so much focused on whatever assholic comment, insinuation, or downright attack, Trump has made lately. Ugh.
Since Kelly mentioned at the end of the interview about going to her Facebook page, I decided to take a look, especially because of all the down votes on Facebook for what I thought was a lovely, revealing interview. Naturally, the Trumpanzees were there en masse to denigrate and demean this woman. It was truly stunning, and disconcerting, including from some people I know who have become Trump supporters. One attack on her was that, “No one is that HOLY.” Well, I never heard her claim she WAS holy, but her faith is clearly at the center of her life, her marriage, and her family. The two are not the same, but it sure makes for a nice little condescending sound byte, or so that person thought.
In any event, I thought the interview with Heidi gave a lot of good insight into Ted Cruz the man, the husband, the father, and friend. As I noted, it was in stark contrast to how the media, Democrats, and Trump like to portray him, but her comments about Cruz fit in with the Texans I know who have experience with him. So there’s that!
And speaking of Insight, and since I mentioned Trump, a SuperPac has a new video out about him that isn’t talking about him, but simply showing what Trump himself has said:
I realize Trump supporters don’t care about what Trump has said, claiming that was then, this is now, even including statements he has made during Republican debates (single payer health care, for example). But others of us DO care because we believe in VETTING out candidates.
But you know who else cares? Democrats, that’s who. David Brock of Media Matters and American Bridge claims to have a TON of “insight” into who and what Trump is. From the Daily Caller:
Hillary Clinton minion David Brock told a secret cabal of liberal donors on Monday that he and his team of opposition researchers have enough derogatory information on Donald Trump to “knock Trump Tower down to the sub-basement.”
Brock, who spoke at an annual gathering of the Democracy Alliance in Santa Monica, Calif., told members of the group that Trump “was not properly vetted by his rivals — or by the press,” Politico reports.
“We sat on it all so as not to help the candidates who might have been stronger general election candidates,” read Brock’s prepared remarks, which his group American Bridge provided to Politico. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
No kidding Trump wasn’t vetted by the media, by Trump’s rivals, and most definitely not by his supporters. Many of us have said from Day One that there was a LOT about him that was unsavory, and a LOT that was not the least bit Republican since he is essentially a Democrat.
And it is not a surprise at ALL that the Democrats are sitting on all of this material just waiting for Trump to be the nominee. Then they will let fly with both barrels. If you think Trump has been pitching a hissy fit over losing Colorado, just IMAGINE what he will be like when the Democrats start lobbing not the softball questions he has gotten from the media, but real attacks on Trump. He will blow his stack.
Yep, the Democrats know who the weakest candidate is to go up against Hillary, and they will not hold back like the media has up to now. I am guessing we will see a whole lot more along the line of the “Untruth” video above, and the Republicans will have, once again, snatched defeat from victory.
That’s my insight for today. What are your thoughts? This is an Open Thread.