Cruz: If GOP doesn’t deliver, there will be ‘pitchforks and torches’
Although Texas Sen. Ted Cruz promised to work closely with the Trump presidential administration, he also warned on Sunday that there will be “pitchforks and torches in the street” if Donald Trump reneges on any campaign promises.
“If we’re given the White House and both houses of Congress and we don’t deliver, I think there will be pitchforks and torches in the streets — and I think quite rightly,” Cruz told journalist Martha Raddatz in an appearance on ABC’s This Week.
Noting that Republicans will soon control the White House and both chambers of Congress, Cruz said he was ready to “deliver on the promises we’ve made” to deregulate the energy industry and repeal the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
Although Trump regularly called Obamacare “a disaster” on the trail, and said he believed it should be immediately repealed, he has since indicated that he would be open to amending it, instead. SOURCE
First and foremost; I don’t like Ted Cruz, I have never liked Ted Cruz and I doubt that I ever will, but in this instance, he DOES speak the truth.
Conservatives held their noses and voted Republican; a lot of GOP folks did the same thing simply because there was no other legitimate candidate in the race. No self-respecting Conservative of GOP member could vote for a disaster like Hillary Clinton, so, we all stuck together and voted TRUMP!
The GOP will soon have the Senate, the House and the Oval Office and if they sit back on their RINO ass, pitchforks and torches in the street is the least they can hope for. Americans are tired of being lied to, tired of hearing all of the *sales pitch* BS that comes from so many in office today.
We want action, decisive and fair action from our elected leaders. Is that too much to ask?
In a Wall Street Journal interview earlier this month, Trump said that after talking to President Barack Obama, he now believed it was important to preserve certain aspects of the healthcare law.
“Either Obamacare will be amended, or repealed and replaced,” Trump said, noting that “out of respect,” he would consider Obama’s suggestions.
I certainly hope Donald Trump is merely being courteous, and that the *respect* he mentions is for the Office of President and not the useless, anti-American Kenyan Muslim himself.
Cruz, meanwhile, has always been a staunch critic of the law, and once compared his opposition to the ACA to the fight against Nazis during World War II.
In recent weeks, Trump also said he had an “open mind” to maintaining America’s role in the Paris climate agreement, although he had campaigned on the idea that the agreement should be “cancelled.” Trump also called the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage “settled law,” a statement Cruz once characterized as “repeating Barack Obama’s talking points.”
I have heard for years, “Even a blind hog finds an acorn once in a while” and I think Cruz has hit up on a pile of acorns this time. There are many things Ted Cruz says that do bear listening to, but for me, it’s the way Cruz presents those issues and himself with his public persona.
One thing that can be said about Ted Cruz is that he is NOT a polished and tuned up Washington insider, but neither is Donald Trump. Maybe that’s why Trump and Cruz have had their differences over the last year or so.
I believe Ted Cruz has it figured out though; the American voters have had enough and will be holding the politicians feet to the fire. I don’t know is Trump has that one figured out yet, and quite frankly, I don’t know if he cares.
I don’t know if it’s sunk in for Trump just yet but he needs to be made fully aware that HE works for US and WE are the ones that can arrange for him to hear these now famous words: YOU’RE FIRED…