While the 2016 presidential election is still a year and nine months hence, and only guesses can be proffered by one who wishes to predict who will be our next president, we do know who will not reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on January 21, 2017. For the Democrats it is Hillary Clinton (sorry all you Hillary fans and foes). On the Republican side, the presidential pariah, for the establishment anyway, is Ted Cruz. Even though he would probably be the best man, woman, or child for the job, unfortunately our country has moved far beyond considering what is best for it in electing representation.
So why is it that the Republican establishment, like Mitch McConnell, John McCain, John Boehner, et al, hate Ted Cruz? The answer is simple: Senator Cruz is a vocal representation of the bright light of probity and Liberty that he has shined directly into the establishment's bed of political inequity. He has revealed that the Republican establishment have been sharing the bed of their politics with the whore of compromise. Ted Cruz is a constant and vociferous reminder to the establishment of the better angels of their own nature which they have long ago buried under the dung of big Party politics.
The criticism of Ted Cruz by the Republican establishment is that, God forbid, he actually listens to his constituents and serves the tenets of the United States Constitution. Senator Cruz is a marker on the political highway of America. A marker, which when compared to the position on that road of the Republican establishment, is illustrative of how far they have strayed from the principles and values of the founding documents written by men they claim to be there ancestors, and sanctified by a creator whose natural laws they no longer follow.
It is certainly a sad time in our nation's germination when many in the Republican establishment consider their campaign promises to be nothing more than the whispered machinations that a teenage boy whispers to a teenage girl in the backseat of his car to convince her to compromise her virtue. The Republican establishment's constitutional probity is as ephemeral as the campaign dollars that run through their fingers and are washed away by the waves of political compromise that are fed by the Sea of political self-serving.
What really burns my bottom is that the Republican establishment, from their position of moral and political compromise, have the audacity to assail persons like Ted Cruz. Leaders who take their commitment to the voters, to their own honor, and to the oath they pledged to the Constitution of the United States of America, as a sacred bond which no amount of arrows from the establishment can break.