Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Bitter Cruzingers - Part I

[See Part II - here.]

Behold, the Bitter Cruzinger:
The unhinged Cruz supporter who spends 100% of their political discourse on the denunciations of Trump and his supporters - either overtly or covertly.  The Bitter Cruzinger does not offer and explain Cruz policy positions or campaign promises in an effort to persuade, but instead expects Trump supporters to succumb to endless sniping and empty criticisms, expecting them to switch to Cruz to end the shaming and peer pressure.  Some Bitter Cruzingers have pledged to not vote in November.
As far as I know, not one Trump supporter has succumbed to this pressure or these insults.

This is my third post on this topic.  Post 1, and Post 2.

Here is my post explaining my support for Trump.

My Motivation:

This is the first primary where my choice was winning.  In all previous primaries I supported the GOP nominee in the general election.

I assumed my fellow Republicans shared this same principle.  Many do not.  There is a fracture now among conservatives that fascinates me.  Hence this post.

Not My Motivation:

I have no emotion in my support for Trump.  He is the best option from my unique perspective.

I don't judge my friends who support others.  I support them, knowing we are all on the same team in November.

The only emotion I've felt during the primaries is towards the Bitter Cruzingers - those few Cruz supporters who, for six weeks now, have spent their social media time calling Trump supporters "stupid," implying such, comparing Trump to Hitler and us to brown shirts, and more.  They are like liberals with their rage and immaturity.

The Great Unfriending:

John Hawkins unfriended me.  He didn't say why, but I suspect he was tiring of me calling-out his bullshit.  Like this:

I have unfriended three so far.  I told all three that I was tired of the Trump bashing and asked them to start saying positive things about Cruz.  They continued their Trump bashing.

This Could Have Been A Close Primary:

Had the Bitter Cruzingers spent their time promoting the policy positions and campaign promises of Ted Cruz, rather than unhinge themselves from reality and the political discourse, this would be a closer race.  It'd be a 2-way race. 

Cruz allowed, and likely encouraged, this behavior of his followers.  He is to blame for a failed candidacy, as are the Bitter Cruzingers listed below.

Cruz had every chance (too many debates, IMO) to take the high road.  To explain his policies.  He did not.  He let Trump push his buttons and, instead, Cruz lost valuable minutes to distractions. 

Trump wins. Cruz loses.

Cruz showed up to campaign against other politicians.  He didn't have a chance against a guy who competes to win every day of his life.  If anything, this election is a message to all successful private-sector types who want to do something good for their country.

We need more ploblem-solvers like Trump.  They are out there.

The List:

How will these people walk-back their attacks?

How will they regain their credibility within conservative circles?

For some, I think their only option is to delete their posts during the 2016 primaries and hope the Internet forgets.

Rush Limbaugh
(link updated 2.25.16)
More Rush 2.29.16 
More Rush 5.3.16 (Day of Indiana Primary)

Glenn Beck
More Glenn (added 3.19.16)

More Erickson (added 4.2.16)

Bosch Fawstin

Diann (Patriot Retort)

another from Diann - added 2.29.16

Doug Ross (DirectorBlue)
Another from Doug (added 3.6.16)

John Hawkins (RightWingNews)

Dave Blout (MoonBattery)
More (added 5.4.16)
More (added 6.22.16)

Michael Reagan

(Added 2.28.16)

Thomas Sowell
(Added 3.2.16)

"Everyone understands that the best chance for stopping Trump
is for that fractured majority vote to consolidate behind
one candidate opposed to him. But who will step aside
for the good of the country?"

The Federalist
(added 3.3.16)

Mitt Romney
(added 3.4.16)

John Hinderaker
(added 3.6.16)

"I am not suggesting that Trump would try to seize dictatorial power if he were elected."

Bill Whittle
(added 3.11.16)

Andrew Klaven
(added 3.11.16)
(And 4.12.16)

Katie Pavlich
(added 3.14.16)

Bob Owens
(added 3.17.16)

Steve McCann
(added 3.22.16)

Dana Loesch
(added 3.23.16)
More Dana (added 5.11.16)

Radio host Dana Loesch, of Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, personally attacked Donald Trump supporter and CNN commentator Kayleigh McEnany, calling her “flat-chested.” McEnany began the process of having a preventative mastectomy due to being BRCA1 positive.
“Anyone who defends a candidate that has mocked a reporter’s disability, POWs, and blasted women as ‘bimbos’ with ‘blood coming out of their wherever’ surely has no problem with my addressing surrogates in a similar fashion,” added Loesch.

Matt Walsh
(added 3.27.16)

Victory Girls Blog
(added 3.27.16)

"Donald Trump has spent this election lying about everything.
He lies about his religion, claiming to be Christian one minute and the
next saying he doesn’t answer to God for anything. He lies about his
money, his success (or lack thereof), his political positions, hiring
illegal immigrants — everything. He lies, lies, lies, and
his followers eat it up like candy."

Robert Zubrin
(Added 4.12.16)

...because Trump has publicly stated that his methods of operation include
buying or renting the services of politicians for cash.

Members of Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Forum Board:
Eunie Smith, Anne Cori, Cathie Adams, Rosina Kovar, Shirley Curry, and Carolyn McLarty.
(Added 4.19.16)

John Podhoretz (Commentary Magazine)
(Added 4.19.16)

 William Jacobsen (Legal Insurrection)
(Added 4.28.16 - after Cruz is mathematically eliminated in 5 NE primary victories for Trump)

I hope Cruz manages to keep Trump from a first ballot victory, and then pulls out a second or third or fourth or whatever ballot win. Not for himself, and certainly not for the Republican Party.

It’s about country. And our individual liberty, to which both Mr. Donald J. Trump and Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton represent existential threats, each in their own special personal ways.

 Steve Berman (The Resurgent)
(Added 4.28.16)

Ben Howe (RedState)
(Added 5.3.16)

Charles Krauthammer
(Added 5.4.16)

Bret Stephens
(Added 5.4.16)
"sensible immigration policy"
"GOP’s descent into populism"
"all but guarantees another Clinton presidency"

Flopping Aces
(Added 5.6.16)
 So now we have it… A GOP nominee selected by Democrats, the media – and that includes the faux conservative media – and angry GOP voters not bright enough to recognize that while bluster and bombast might make for great reality TV, they rarely make for successful real world leaders, at least other than dictators.

Going Forward:

I am now calling-out everyone on FB or at my favorite blogs.  Those who are insulting, making unfounded claims or telling outright lies now get a response from me.  It is time these people get a grip on reality and start acting like adults.

I anticipate more unfriending.  Or as I refer to it: the cleansings.

Better to know who your real friends are - those who support your views and your decisions.

A hearty Ushanka Tip to the author of this:

Read Also:

Intellectual Froglegs:  EPIDEMIC ALERT: “TDS” aka Trump Derangement Syndrome

The opposite of a Bitter Cruzinger:  Earl of Taint - We Support Ted Cruz

UPDATED 3.12.16 10pm:

Comrade Diogenes is a Cruz supporter.  But she keeps things in perspective and hasn't gone off the deep end.  See her post today on the Chicago Trump rally that was cancelled as an example of objectivity and maturity.
And what I'm finding just as disgusting is the countering of healthy debate on legitimate right leaning websites like "Ace of Spades" and "The Right Scoop", while debasing themselves in such vehement hate of Donald Trump. The once powerful "HotAir" website is likewise just a clump of cinders because of blind hatred. 

UPDATED 3.14.16 11am:

I have posted Bitter Cruzinger - Part II.

1 comment:

sth_txs said...

Yeah, us Trump supporters better step and vote for whomever milquetoast establishment candidate presented to us or we might lose out on issues like gun rights, abortion, expansion of government.

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Trump 2016-Because what he is going to do? Screw it up even more? :LOL: