Caught, Lying Raphael Threw His Daughter Under The Bus…

We talk about this often, the peo­ple who vote for the Republican par­ty, in the red states, despite the lies the par­ty tells them, despite the votes they take against their voter’s interests.
Voters in red states con­tin­ue to vote for the par­ty, which gives tax breaks to the rich­est Americans but refus­es to give them the most basic relief when they need it.
Republican lead­er­ship in Texas turned their backs on fed­er­al mon­ey that would expand Medicaid in the state ben­e­fit­ing mil­lions of peo­ple unable to get health care.
Texas is now under severe cold weath­er; peo­ple are dying from cold, car­bon monox­ide poi­son­ing, and strug­gling to find clean drink­ing water. Fires rage while fire depart­ments revert to archa­ic truck­ing of water to try to put out blazes because the water in the hydrants is frozen solid.
Why has Texas a state that talks about seced­ing in such des­per­ate shape? Texas Republicans are wed­ded to the oil indus­try, which is basi­cal­ly their bosses.
Powerful oil boss­es do not want fed­er­al reg­u­la­tors telling them that they must adopt com­mon-sense guide­lines, so they refused to be attached to the nation­al grid. The grid failed, and now there is no backup.

This grand­stand­ing fraud Raphael Cruz fled to Mexico while the poor in his state freeze to death. These are the fraud that makes up the Republican sedi­tion­ist polit­i­cal party.

Despite their suf­fer­ing, come elec­tion time, vot­ers in Texas will once again vote for the plu­to­crats who con­tin­ue to demon­strate to them that they do not matter.
And while we are on the sub­ject, what about the fraud­u­lent Raphael Cruz? Lying Raphael loves to grand­stand and talk about the con­sti­tu­tion. He loves to grand­stand about the love of coun­try and the American peo­ple, but its huck­ster was on a plane to Cancun as soon as a lit­tle hard time arrived.
When the lying fraud was spot­ted in Cancun relax­ing, he high­tailed it back to Texas and threw his daugh­ter on the bus, claim­ing that he took the voca­tion because of her. What a fraud.

The remark­able thing, is that the New York Times obtained text mes­sages made by Raphael’s wife, Heid Cruz, pro­mot­ing the trip. According to the Huffington Post, the report con­tra­dict­ed Cruz’s flim­sy claim that he was mere­ly grant­i­ng his daugh­ters’ wish for a vaca­tion with their friends and was accom­pa­ny­ing them when the fam­i­ly jet­ted off to Cancun this week. He lat­er con­ced­ed he had planned to stay through the week­end, but Heidi Cruz’s mes­sages to pals seemed to indi­cate a grander getaway. 
“Anyone can or want to leave for the week?” Cruz, a man­ag­ing direc­tor at Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs, wrote in a group text. “We may go to Cancún.” She men­tioned a Wednesday after­noon depar­ture and a Sunday return from a stay at the posh Ritz-Carlton on the beach, where she said she has lodged “many times,” accord­ing to The Times.

No one begrudges any­one a vaca­tion, but Raphael Cruz is not only a pub­lic ser­vant; he is a self-pro­mot­ing grandiose per­fec­tion­ist, who pre­tends to love the coun­try more than oth­er Americans. His respon­si­bil­i­ty to the peo­ple across the state of Texas who vot­ed him into office, and who deserve rep­re­sen­ta­tion at this crit­i­cal junc­ture, deserved more than what that self-aggran­diz­ing fraud gave. When the chips were down, he ran away to the com­forts of a five-star vaca­tion spot leav­ing his peo­ple to fend for themselves.
Imagine the hoopla that blovi­at­ing idiot would have cre­at­ed if a high-lev­el Democratic politi­cian from that state had done the same thing?



Mike Beckles is a for­mer Police Detective, busi­ness­man, free­lance writer, black achiev­er hon­oree, and cre­ator of the blog mike​beck​les​.com.