‘Bad’ Friday

There is nothing ‘good’ about Good Friday. A day, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ is by any measure, a horrific day; and being betrayed by one of your gang members with a kiss, makes it worthy of severe condemnation. For the Christian community, it is a day of intense sorrow and grieve, which is hardly conducive to joy and merriment. “Holy Friday’, “Grieving Friday”, or ‘Mourning Friday’ seem more appropriate, to literally drown in one’s unhappiness at the loss of a loved one. Now, Easter is a jubilant day, the resurrection, and rebirth is worthy of a celebration – a day to rejoice and say, “Good Easter”.

Today is really a bad Friday for the Ted Cruz and Donald Trump campaigns, in some misguided attempt to crucify each other through their respective wives on Twitter. The feud started with the Cruz’s Super PAC, ‘Make America Awesome Again’ circulating a very tasteful, I might add, 2000 GQ semi-nude picture of Melania Trump in the Mormon stronghold of Utah, where Tuesday’s primary was held with the caption, ‘Meet Melania Trump. Your next First Lady, or You could vote for Ted Cruz on Tuesday’, of course, the Donald is not going to let the attack go unanswered and threatened to spill the beans on Heidi Cruz, whatever information he has on Ted’s wife has put him on the defensive. A case of people in glass houses, should not throw stones.

Worse yet for the Cruz camp, the famous National Enquirer published a story of Ted’s multiple affairs. If you think the Enquirer is just a gossip rag, ask Tiger Woods, John Edwards, Jesse Jackson, Eliot Spitzer, and Bill Cosby about its credibility. You can be certain that the tabloid source has its ‘ducks in a row’, and there is some grain of truth in their assertions.

Of the five mistresses, three have been identified as Katrina Pierson; Sarah Isgur Flores, and Amanda Carpenter. Interestingly, Katrina Pierson can be seen on TV as spokeswoman for the Trump campaign, also worked for Ted Cruz; Sara Flores was campaign manager for Carly Fiorina, and Amanda Carpenter, a CNN contributor was a former speech-writer and campaign worker for Ted Cruz.

Apparently, these shenanigans have been common knowledge on the DC circuit since last February. The stories were put on hold not to embarrass the holy roller and devout Christian. Furthermore, a Texas police report from 2005 claims that Heidi Cruz was a ‘danger to herself’ when officers found her sitting near Austin Expressway, suggesting that Ted is not the anointed one that he claimed to be.

The path to the White House has become a little easier for the Democratic nominee. If history is to repeat itself, the Democrats have always save the country from economic ruin. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a Democrat, served as President from 1933 to 1945. He assumed the Presidency at the depth of the Great Depression, and helped the American people regained faith in themselves. Roosevelt’s New Deal program of social reform: Social Security; heavier taxes on the wealthy; new controls over Banks and public utilities; and an enormous work relief program for the unemployed, brought America back to prosperity.

Remember President Clinton, taking over a stagnant economy 1992 and creating a surplus when he left office, only to be squandered by George W Bush by initiating the ill-fated tax-cuts for the rich, of which the country has never recovered. President Obama inherited an economy comparable to the Great Depression, which his policies singlehandedly saved the car manufacturing industry, provide healthcare for many Americans, remove the troops from Iraq, climate change legislation, nuclear agreement with Iran, and renew diplomatic ties to Cuba.

A Democratic Administration will certainly provide us with many good days.

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