Saturday, September 24, 2016
TED CRUZ'S ENDORSEMENT, STILL A WELCOME ADDITION.
Icheoku says all deplorables of America as well as other non deplorables, who are collectively vested in the Make America Great Again agenda, heartily welcomes the endorsement of Senator Ted Cruz of our flag bearer and chief spokesman of the movement Donald John Trump, who by special grace of God, will be elected the next president of the United States of America. That Ted Cruz finally came around is commendable, admitted he took a little too long before arriving at this epiphany.
There is nothing so joyful like being on board a winning team's train or boat; and luckily for Ted Cruz, he did not miss the cruise boat sailing to the White House. Thankfully, Ted Cruz was able to find the sportsman in him to come through with this needful act. He also brought out the gentleman in him by honoring a primaries commitment he made to endorse whoever finally emerged the nominee of the party. Icheoku says admitted the primaries was rather very contentious and albeit ultra competitive, but at the end of the day only one presidential candidate can emerge and one did in fact convincingly emerge; so why Ted Cruz strung out this far before coming through with his endorsement is a matter better left until post election victory deliberations.
Hopefully the other 16 members of the Class 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries will similarly come through with their endorsements and honor their various primaries commitment to endorse the party's nominee, and when they can still honorably do so before the November election is won without their effort. Particularly of note are Ohio State Governor John Kasich whose state is very important in this election; JEB Bush of Florida despite his father's bizarre endorsement of Crooked Hillary Clinton; Ron Paul of Kentucky and Carl Fiorina; and hopefully she is no longer mad for the "look at that face" comment. This four former contenders for the nomination are about the only ones still visibly missing inside the Team MAGA train and Icheoku will like to see them onboard immediately.
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Mark 9:40 rightly taught us that he who is not against us is with us; and on this note, Icheoku says welcome aboard Ted Cruz as ever vote counts. In as much as Donald Trump would have won both Texas and the national election without Ted Cruz's endorsement and/or support, but any endorsement is good endorsement as it only adds but does not remove from the movement's support. Icheoku says will not necessarily try to second-guess Ted Cruz's motive, but says his wife being allowed to return to her job at Goldman Sachs, seeing that Donald Trump will win, as well as revved up pressure by vice presidential candidate Mike Pence and other evangelicals of America possibly forced his capitulation.
Icheoku says Ted Cruz would have given this endorsement when it would have weighted most, at Cleveland; but he lost his mojo and thereby blew away the golden opportunity to truly attain political greatness. His endorsement coming now and so very late into the campaign and so close to the election, it will be valued and treated for what it is, a reluctant gift made just for the heck of it. But regardless, it is still a welcome development as better late than never is always preferred. Moreover in politics, the more the merrier holds true as with many people comes many more votes.
In his own words of endorsement, Ted Cruz said:-
"This election is unlike any other in our nation’s history. Like many other voters, I have struggled to determine the right course of action in this general election. In Cleveland, I urged voters, “please, don’t stay home in November. Stand, and speak, and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket whom you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution.
After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump. I’ve made this decision for two reasons. First, last year, I promised to support the Republican nominee. And I intend to keep my word. Second, even though I have had areas of significant disagreement with our nominee, by any measure Hillary Clinton is wholly unacceptable — that’s why I have always been #NeverHillary.
Six key policy differences inform my decision. First, and most important, the Supreme Court.
For anyone concerned about the Bill of Rights — free speech, religious liberty, the Second Amendment — the Court hangs in the balance. I have spent my professional career fighting before the Court to defend the Constitution. We are only one justice away from losing our most basic rights, and the next president will appoint as many as four new justices. We know, without a doubt, that every Clinton appointee would be a left-wing ideologue. Trump, in contrast, has promised to appoint justices “in the mold of Scalia.” For some time, I have been seeking greater specificity on this issue, and today the Trump campaign provided that, releasing a very strong list of potential Supreme Court nominees — including Sen. Mike Lee, who would make an extraordinary justice — and making an explicit commitment to nominate only from that list. This commitment matters, and it provides a serious reason for voters to choose to support Trump.
Second, Obamacare. The failed healthcare law is hurting millions of Americans. If Republicans hold Congress, leadership has committed to passing legislation repealing Obamacare. Clinton, we know beyond a shadow of doubt, would veto that legislation. Trump has said he would sign it.
Third, energy. Clinton would continue the Oba ma administration’s war on coal and relentless efforts to crush the oil and gas industry. Trump has said he will reduce regulations and allow the blossoming American energy renaissance to create millions of new high-paying jobs.
Fourth, immigration. Clinton would continue and even expand President Obama’s lawless executive amnesty. Trump has promised that he would revoke those illegal executive orders.
Fifth, national security. Clinton would continue the Obama administration’s willful blindness to radical Islamic terrorism. She would continue importing Middle Eastern refugees whom the FBI cannot vet to make sure they are not terrorists. Trump has promised to stop the deluge of unvetted refugees.
Sixth, Internet freedom. Clinton supports Obama’s plan to hand over control of the Internet to an international community of stakeholders, including Russia, China, and Iran. Just this week, Trump came out strongly against that plan, and in support of free speech online.
These are six vital issues where the candidates’ positions present a clear choice for the American people. If Clinton wins, we know — with 100% certainty — that she would deliver on her left-wing promises, with devastating results for our country. My conscience tells me I must do whatever I can to stop that. We also have seen, over the past few weeks and months, a Trump campaign focusing more and more on freedom — including emphasizing school choice and the power of economic growth to lift African-Americans and Hispanics to prosperity.
Finally, after eight years of a lawless Obama administration, targeting and persecuting those disfavored by the administration, fidelity to the rule of law has never been more important. The Supreme Court will be critical in preserving the rule of law. And, if the next administration fails to honor the Constitution and Bill of Rights, then I hope that Republicans and Democrats will stand united in protecting our fundamental liberties. Our country is in crisis. Hillary Clinton is manifestly unfit to be president, and her policies would harm millions of Americans. And Donald Trump is the only thing standing in her way. A year ago, I pledged to endorse the Republican nominee, and I am honoring that commitment. And if you don’t want to see a Hillary Clinton presidency, I encourage you to vote for him.