Saturday, January 30, 2016

Cruz "You Fail" Iowa Mailer Dumbest Thing In Politics I have Ever Seen

UPDATE Iowa Secretary  of State condemns Cruz campaign mailer; "misleading mailer from Cruz for president campaign"

I have seen George McGovern back his VP partner Thomas Eagleton 1000% after it turned out he had not disclosed electric shock therapy. I saw McGovern Choose Sargent Shriver as his replacement VP (because he was a Kennedy family member) who turned out to be an utterly useless chatterbox.

I've seen Edmund Muskie break down in tears over a slight, Barry Goldwater's campaign slogan "Extremism is no vice" Saw Dukakis a tank commander, Gary Hart with his mistress the disaster that was John Edwards and a myriad of other campaign disasters but nothing, nothing compares to this bonehead play.

Team Cruz and it's candidate was supposed to be the brightest and the best but, just as is often the case hubris or incompetence or a combination of both  appears to be doing them in-helped along by Donald Trump the master who must have chewed up and spat out similar rivals over decades.

To have this come out two days before voting is appalling team work. Cruz must bear a large degree of responsibility for the actions of the team he created and who work in an atmosphere of his creation too

RedState and other avenues confirm that the Cruz team actually sent out mailers showing the recipient if their neighbors had voted and giving them an "F" for fail if they hadn't. The message is that they had better mend their ways and make sure they vote for Cruz.

Who in their right mind could devise such a dumb ploy-how can an invasion of privacy and a personal attack on peoples right to vote or not vote as they saw fit be defended? It is not surprising that RedState, a vociferous Cruz outlet should initially have considered it a hoax (it is now confirmed as real)but then again who could have believed it no matter who they supported?

If this doesn't finish Cruz of then he is truly Teflon coated-but surely this is the last straw.
From RedState (whose comment section has some unhappy campers)
Read the full article at LINK

A little earlier tonight, some tweets started circulating from people in Iowa saying they had received mailers from the Ted Cruz campaign giving them a “report card” of sorts, grading them on their participation in caucuses. There was a quite a bit of debate going on with people suggesting the whole thing was a hoax and others saying it was a slick Photoshop job. Everything is conspiracy these days on the Internet.
Several people who work in the business of campaigns said the mailers were real and that it is not the first time a tactic like this has been used. Of course, this is in the age of the Internet and thinking this kind of thing is not going to spread around and fast is just flat out ignorant. It is going to happen.
Here are some photos of the mailers:
Despite the conspiracy theories, the Cruz campaign has confirmed these mailers are theirs and did send them out.


Unbelievable – Ted Cruz Campaign Sends Out Personal “Shaming Letters” To Iowa Voters…

update-1It has now been confirmed – The photograph of Ted Cruz campaign shaming letters is legit (see below).  The letters are officially from the Ted Cruz campaign.
Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler confirmed to IJ Review that the mailer was theirs in a phone call Friday evening, saying that the targeting had been “very narrow, but the caucuses are important and we want people who haven’t voted before to vote.”  (link)

Some Tweets
Hey your brilliant public shaming campaign has been exposed, good luck, buddy ,

Unbelievable - Ted Cruz Campaign Sends Out Personal "Shaming Letters" To Iowa Voters... via thelastrefuge2
is being conservative when he's sending out shame cards?

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