The two biggest
fascist authoritarian candidates in the GOP field are Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, and now they're making the partnership official.
The Texas GOP senator’s campaign announced Thursday that he’s invited Trump to join a rally planned at the Capitol soon to pressure lawmakers on opposing the nuclear agreement. The rally is sponsored by Tea Party Patriots, Center for Security Policy, and the Zionist Organization of America.
The organizations mentioned in that paragraph are all members of the Ginni Thomas "messaging group" known as Groundswell, which is still active, but much farther underground. Trump's racist nativist drumbeat comes straight out of their messaging materials, and it has long been their goal to drive a stake through the heart of the 2012 Republican post-mortem which argued for a reasonable immigration policy. Trump has also been quite vocal about his support for Senator Jeff Sessions, whose staffers were part of Trump's recent rally in Alabama where supporters shouted "White Power!"
Trump's immigration message comes straight out of the talking points developed by Sessions' office with the assistance of Ginni Thomas and others involved in that group. You can see a copy of the "Jobs for us, not immigrants" missive here.
I have long believed that Trump is the stalking horse for Cruz, based upon his message and the strength of support he's receiving from the very same groups who are promoting this particular rally. This rally announcement confirms that hypothesis.
Trump draws the crowds, which is why he's helpful. At some point, I expect him to exit the primary and throw his support behind Cruz.
Watch this space.