Where hustle’s the name of the game
And nice guys get washed away like the snow and the rain
There’s been a load of compromisin’
On the road to my horizon
But I’m gonna be where the lights are shinin’ on me. . . Like a rhinestone cowboy
I can’t help it.
That song comes into my mind every time Ted Cruz appears on the television screen.
Growing up in Texas, that song was a reminder to never trust a Rhinestone Cowboy. Someone who just plays to the crowd and puts on a show for gain.
The thing is . . . Ted Cruz isn’t even good at it, yet too many Americans are falling for the gag.
A man who presents himself as a constitutional attorney but refuses to take an intellectually honest look at his own eligibility to be president should be the first indicator that the guy is a phony.
But that’s for those people who really think about the inner character of a man.
Other like to focus on the merely superficial traits of a man . . . somewhat believing it gets you to the core of a person at a glance.
For me, it’s that black belt with the silver buckle and flourishes that Creepy Cruz just can’t stop wearing.
Emblazoned with a lone star and made in a way that won’t allow a self-respecting man to establish a gig line for himself, Ted Cruz’s western-style belt is an attempt by the politician to appear to be “one of us.”
But seriously, who wears that belt with black ostrich boots and a flannel shirt?
While the outfit may be popular on glory-hole night at a backwoods gay bar in Alberta, Canada, it has no place under the paunch of a leading presidential contender.
Harsh? Yes. But someone has to say something.
Reagan and even George W. Bush could pull off the cowboy look. These men genuinely preferred to go out and clear brush on their property as a form of therapy.
They’d put on work clothes, break a sweat and put in real work.
Back at the office, they’d throw on just a touch of the West by keeping a set of polished boots on their tired feet.
Canada Cruz, on the other hand, has likely never spent time on a ranch other than for a quick photo opp of him posing with a gun.
The Texas senator needs to do himself, his state and his country a favor and dress like a the politician he is rather than the Rhinestone Cowboy he dreams to be.