The Record Counts

By Mark Swarbrick

Super Tuesday! The real fight begins: Over here in this corner we have Donald Trump…

Foul mouthed, wife beating, Strip-club owning, New York Liberal who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Given 200 million dollars by his real-estate tycoon father, he parlayed that into a billion dollar real-estate empire. (If only Marty hadn’t left that sport’s almanac behind!)

Although Trump is touted as a great success, the fact is that if he would have just put the 200 million into the stock market and done nothing but play golf, he would be far richer than he is now. The bankruptcies and failures of his businesses are legend. Some of the failed businesses include: Trump Mortgage, Trump Steaks, Trump Vodka, Trump The Game, Trump Ice, Trump Magazine, The New Jersey Generals, Trump Airlines, Trump Entertainment Resorts, Trump Tower Tampa, and Trump University. Concerning Trump’s fake University, Trump is facing charges of fraud, filed by the Attorney General of New York. Coming soon to the failed list? Perhaps the United States of America?

Trump’s record in government? There is none. He has never been a governor or a senator. Not even a mayor. There is no record to look at, unless you count his massive donations to liberal Democrats and his statements of support for Obama and Hillary and their ilk. But that doesn’t count, because since he decided to run for president he says he changed his mind about all that.

And now,  in this corner we have Ted Cruz:

Born-again Christian and a true Constitutional Conservative with a record in government as being honest, forthright, and dedicated to conservative principles. His record of accomplishments is impressive:

After memorizing the entire Constitution at the age of 13, he studied 4 years at Princeton and then 3 more years at Harvard Law, graduating magna cum laude with the degree Doctor of Jurisprudence. He won the top speaker award at both the 1992 U.S. National Debating Championship and the 1992 North American Debating Championship. In 1992, he was named U.S. National Speaker of the Year, and with his debate partner David Panton won Team of the Year.

He served as law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and later as clerk for William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States. Cruz was also the domestic policy advisor to the George W Bush presidential campaign, advising Bush on a wide range of policy and legal matters, including civil justice, criminal justice, constitutional law, immigration, and government reform.

Then Ted Cruz served as an associate deputy attorney general in the U.S. Justice Department and as the director of policy planning at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. He was appointed to the office of Solicitor General for the state of Texas and argued nine times before the Supreme Court and won five of those cases. He has authored 70 United States Supreme Court briefs and presented 43 oral arguments, including the nine before the Supreme Court. Cruz’s record of having argued before the Supreme Court nine times is more than any practicing lawyer in Texas or any current member of Congress.

Cruz has consistently fought for conservative and constitutional values. Cruz drafted the amicus brief signed by the attorney generals of 31 states, which said that the D.C. handgun ban should be struck down as infringing upon the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

He also successfully defended the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds before the 5th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He was named by American Lawyer magazine as one of the 50 best litigators under 45 in America. In private practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius he led the firm’s U.S. Supreme Court and national appellate litigation practice.

In 2012 he was elected as a Texas senator. Instead of bowing to the liberal wishes of the RINOS in charge of the Republic party he has so stood for the truth and for conservative values. Thus, he is hated by the old-guard RINO Republicans. Cruz has sponsored 25 bills of his own in Congress.

On talk radio the other day a caller said they are for Trump, because, “He has done things in real life and Ted Cruz has not.”

I can only shake my head in dumbfounded bemusement and incredulity at the incredible naiveté incipient of much of the electorate.