Fleischman Comes Out for Cruz

US Senator Ted Cruz in OC, April 2015. Photo by Dan Chmielewski

US Senator Ted Cruz in OC, April 2015. Photo by Dan Chmielewski

FlashReport Publisher and OC’s own Jon Fleischman has penned this marvelously and unintentionally funny column in Breitbart where he calls on conservatives to rally around US Senator Eduardo Rafael Cruz (R-Texas) in an effort to stop Trump.  What makes it a wonderful read is Fleischman’s admission they fell hard for the movie star appeal of failed California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s reign.  Johnny Flash wants conservatives to abandon Marco Rubio for Cruz.

“As a California conservative, I lived through the painful governorship of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who campaigned as a populist conservative, then governed as a tax-raising climate change activist. He left a state GOP in shambles in his wake,” writes Fleischman who fails to recognize Democratic Governor Jerry Brown righted the ship by proving conservative policies are essentially bad for California (and everywhere else).  In the column, Fleischman compares Republican frontrunner Donald Trump to Arnold, unfavorably, and urges Rubio supporters to rally behind Cruz while failing to acknowledge Cruz isn’t well-liked among Republicans.

From the column:

The primary we all wanted — the one where a debate of ideas would take place, policies would be discussed, and informed decisions would be made — that never came to be, as “reality TV” has consumed the entire process. I don’t have to tell you about the dangers of a Donald Trump — if I do, then you are not the intended audience of this column. Every primary or caucus that takes place going forward, with Cruz and Rubio battling it out, gives Trump a huge advantage, and more delegates than he would otherwise win.

The alternative to consolidating behind a Cruz candidacy is the overwhelming likelihood that Donald Trump will be crowned the Republican nominee in July, with everything that comes with that.

So Fleischman wants California conservatives and Republicans to embrace a guy that is pretty much a serial liar.  And someone not well liked by mainstream Republicans. Cruz has zero endorsements from his fellow Republican Senators.

  11 comments for “Fleischman Comes Out for Cruz

  1. Robert Lauten
    March 10, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    The top 4 Wall Street candidates are:

    http://www.openSecrets.org > Politicians & Elections >
    (On left column, “Selected Industry Totals”),

    “Hedge Funds & Private Equity”
    Clinton, Bush, Rubio, Cruz.
    “Securities & Investment”
    Clinton, Bush, Rubio, Cruz.
    The Drug Company candidates are:
    “Pharmaceuticals/Health Products”
    “Clinton, Bush, Rubio, Cruz.
    19 Industries
    Jeb Bush quit the race.

  2. Ltpar
    March 11, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Dan, you are missing the bigger picture on the election. Many conservative Americans are fed up with the Republican establishment who are as bad as Democrats. We are angry enough to want someone from the outside to step in and clean up the mess in Washington D.C. I have serious concerns about Donald Trump, especially his past track record on conservative issues. At the same time, Trump has the business knowledge and the backbone to take a meat ax to the government bureaucracy. If anyone can make a dent in the corrupt System, it is Trump. I personally like Ted Cruz but I don’t see him overcoming the Trump Train moving on down the tracts picking up steam. What I do see is the possibility of a Ted Cruz Vice Presidency which would add experience to the Trump Administration. I can hardly wait to see Trump on the debate stage with Hillary Clinton and her dismal record of service. That is assuming of course, she is not indicted and taken out of the picture. The bottom line is, establishment Republicans can either get on the Trump Train or sit out the election, which many did with Mitt Romney and give the White House to the Democrats for another four years. Time will tell.

    • March 11, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      Trump has 4 BKs; if he had taken his inheirtence and placed it in a fund that tracked the S&P 500, he’d be 4 times wealthier today. Crux hasn’t been in the Senate all that long. Hillary will eat them both alive

      • Ltpar
        March 12, 2016 at 10:17 am

        At least neither Trump or Cruz is under criminal investigation by the FBI. Your girl Hillary may well be indicted, and get the “big House” instead of the White House. Her Karma may well catch up with her on this one, assuming Obama does not intervene.

        • March 12, 2016 at 2:58 pm

          There is no criminal investigation Pat. Keep dreaming. If Karl Roce didn’t hang by the neck until dead for outing a covert CIA operative in a time of war, Hillary isn’t being indicted over emails labeled classified after the fact

    • RHackett
      March 13, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      So Pat. Does Flash or Cruz support the generous pension you receive?

      I do enjoy that you are supporting folks who would gut you like a tuna given the opportunity.

      Why do so many conservatives like yourself continue to vote AGAINST your own well being.

      • March 14, 2016 at 10:51 am

        Doesn’t Fleischman get a pension for being Mike Carona’s PIO? I’m still amazed that a guy who bragged about being such a Carona insider didn’t get charged with anything.

      • March 14, 2016 at 10:54 am

        Hackett, Lt. Pat doesn’t have to worry about his pension, they can’t take that away legally. It’s only younger policemen following in Pat’s footsteps that won’t enjoy Pat’s generous pension, if “conservatives” like Cruz and Fleischman have their way,

        Another important part of being “conservative” – only caring about oneself.

  3. March 14, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Will the OC reward yet ANOTHER perverted, office abusing politician with re-election? http://www.stopscottsteiner.com

  4. RHackett
    March 26, 2016 at 7:27 am

    I wonder how Jon (and the rest of the Cruz followers) are handling the revelations of him being an adulterer.

    Repubs were all giddy when the National Enquirer broke the stories on John Edwards and Bill Clinton.

    They don’t seem to be so giddy now.

  5. RHackett
    March 26, 2016 at 7:35 am

    A quick follow up. There are rumors swirling that Breitbart (Jon’s home news agency) came into possession of a video and buried it.

    This get better by the day.

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