By Chris Rossini
If there are two words that sum up every presidential election, they are "false advertising". Presidential campaigns are largely a contest composed of lies, lies, and even more lies.
Let's single out Ted Cruz for a moment. He's constantly portrayed as some kind of renegade outsider, or a real non-establishment maverick. But nothing could be further from the truth. Cruz is about as establishment as they come. Glenn Beck's messianic theatrics hold no water.
Cruz is intertwined with the neocons and Bush family.
When Bill Kristol says: “I think at the end of the day a Ted Cruz administration would follow a foreign policy that I would be pretty happy with,” you know you're not dealing with anything even remotely close to an "outsider".
It doesn't stop with Kristol either. Cruz's campaign manager is Chad Sweet. Infowars tells us about Sweet:
[Sweet] co-founded the Chertoff Group with former Bush and Obama administration Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff. Sweet, as a leader of the Chertoff Group, “advocated for expanding NSA metadata collection,” according to his bio on the risk-management and security consulting company’s webpage.
That's just Cruz's campaign manager!
Cruz’s foreign policy advisor is the notorious neocon James Woolsey, the former director of the CIA during the Clinton administration. Woolsey is connected to the now largely defunct Project for the New American Century (PNAC), a think tank with an agenda formulated by top neocons William Kristol and Robert Kagan. PNAC was at the forefront of the Bush administration push to invade Iraq. He is a former vice president of the defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton and an advocate of the neocon hardline on Iran.
Are you getting an "outsider" feel from this?
Still not convinced?
Here's Roger Stone on Ted Cruz's extensive ties to the Bush family:
The Bush-Cruz connection is clear. Ted was George W.’s brain when he ran for president. A top policy adviser, Ted maneuvered for Solicitor General in Bush World but settled for a plum at the Federal Trade Commission.
Elections are something else aren't they? And the U.S. government has (for decades) been trying to militarily force this "system" of ours down other countries' throats.
Lies, lies, and even more lies.