Quote of the Day: The Election Reality Show

Ted_Cruz (2)On yesterday’s Steve Deace show, Deace nailed on the head and drove through the wood the exact thing I’ve been thinking for many weeks now.

He played a clip of Texas Senator and former presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate, condemning the terrorism carried out against Americans recently in Orlando, as well as the anti-liberty demagoguery and apology for evil perpetrated by the Left in its wake.

In a time when the so-called “Republican” House and Senate couldn’t find it’s guts, it’s spine or its testicles with both hands, a map and a flashlight, speaking out against evil and the BS propaganda that passes for dialog from the Left is commendable. But there are childish insults (especially when hurled by a hypocrite who is just as guilty as those he is hurling against), and then there is intelligence and statesmanship.  Ted Cruz is the best representative of the latter that exists in Washington D.C. today.

After playing the clip of Cruz, at about 1 hour and 8 minutes into the podcast, Deace summed up the position of the publisher of American Clarion when he had this to say:

Maybe the reason I’ll never be the next Rush Limbaugh, or next “pick a name,” is because I don’t feel I have any responsibility to tell you what you want to hear, or to serve you in some way. When I die, I will stand in account for my life to none of you. Not a one. I will stand not with a one of you, nor will one of you stand with me.

But this week, we could have had what you just listened to, with the power of the platform of a presumptive nominee of a major party making these points, slapping the Left around, showing the American people the righteous path at a time our country desperately needs it. We could have had that.

Woodrow Wilcox


But too many of you decided you wanted a reality show instead. You’re children, and you ought to be ashamed of yourselves.

I’m not even mad at you. It’s like, I’m going to talk to you like I would my own children when they so colossally disappoint me. I don’t even have the, I’m so ashamed I can’t even get mad, I can’t ground you, I can’t spank you, I’m just disappointed. You’re not who I thought you were. You let me down. You let yourself down. You let your family down. You let your friends down. You let your country down.

Deace had more–plenty more–to say on the subject, but that’s the heart of it. And I couldn’t agree more, even if I worked overtime and on weekends trying.



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Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran, a political reporter and commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for over 20 years. He was a founding member and board member of the Tea Party groups Citizens for Liberty and the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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  • retiredday

    I am in total agreement with you (and Ted Cruz) on this issue. One can only wonder at the confusion God is allowing this nation to wallow in.

    • Something Andy Woods said a few months ago still speaks powerfully to me about this whole mess:

      “It very well may be that God has raised up Ted Cruz only for the single purpose of being rejected by voters in order to demonstrate once and for all that Americans are under a spiritual delusion.”


      With the idiocy I’ve seen in the past year-even and especially on the Right, which I once thought was the last holdout of common sense and rationality in the political realm-the delusion seems wide, deep, and near-complete.