Photo Fun with Senator and Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz

By CityFella

In a second, it annoys you.   Just a single second.

I’m channel surfing and there he was in HD. Grabbing a black student for a photo opp.   Who could be a supporter, but from the body language, he was the most convenient  black. The poor guy looked loss and it annoyed me.   I’m sure they scouted for a woman, a Mexican and an Asian.  Everyone except a Homosexual.

To be fair every politician does it.  A billion years ago I grabbed and before I knew it I was taking a picture with former California Governor George Deukejian (I voted for Tom Bradley)

I’m not a fan of Ted Cruz and I’m not from Texas.  Many Texans aren’t happy with Senator Cruz which may be just one of  the factors why he announced his candidacy  1300 miles away from Austin. In front  of 13,500 Liberty University students in Lynchberg, Virginia who were obligated to attend.

While stranger things have happened.  The tea party obstructionist is not likely get much financial support from the party.   The GOP spent big bucks to rid themselves of the Tea Party last year.

There are many who are unhappy with direction of the party under the leadership of John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. If Cruz can get the support from members  who feel the party has abandoned them he may become a player.

His tone in his speech tells me he is going after those unsatisfied conservative Republicans who could very well sit on their hands during the General Election.

One quick observation.  You have to love the Paul Family. For nearly 20 years they have been an irritant to the Republican Party. First it was Ron and now his son Rand. They are never invited but they are always there.

Stay Tuned As the Gavel Turns



Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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