The Trump Legerdemain: How Ted Cruz is Using Donald Trump to Win the Nomination

by John Galt
December 15, 2015 04:00 ET

渾水摸魚

“Fish in troubled waters”

The rough translation of the Chinese phrase above, which I must admit is neither my first, second, or third language, is from the 36 stratagems of Sun-Tzu. This wise advice in this particular situation was to disturb and sow chaos in the enemy’s camp, something which one Donald Trump has succeeded magnificently at accomplishing, even if the idea was not that of his own creation.

The problem with powerful individuals is that they often over play their hands and thus become more susceptible to becoming the instrument of war rather than the victor. There is no glory for example in the Sherman tank of World War II; it is only remembered as an instrument of victory. Yet the General who succeeded in using this instrument for which modern warfare evolved from was not the first to use the tank but to the victor goes the glory. General George S. Patton is long remembered as America’s first and greatest general for mobile warfare but of whom did he borrow and amplify the strategies which helped him succeed?

Heinz Guderian

The German General is often considered the father of modern tank warfare known as the Blitzkrieg yet because Germany lost the war, the majority of the U.S. public has no clue as to who he was or his theories which advanced American armored abilities by years when adopted and advanced by Generals like Patton. Thus when one analyzes the current strategy for one Senator Ted Cruz, and adaptation of prior campaigns could be in order but in a field of fourteen primary opponents is that logical?

I think I speak for the the political strategists with a resounding “NO” to this matter.

While most individual “experts” are finding fault with Cruz while looking for hope with the mainstream elite candidates like Bush or Rubio, along comes one Donald John Trump. His best known role in American political and business life was as a real estate billionaire and host of a corny reality television program. In reality however, his current role as Presidential campaign agitator is being ignored by not just the political Illuminati, but the elites within the so-called conservative media who in some cases berate, in other times sing praise to the varying personalities and whims of Mr. Trump’s daily position swings.

SUN_TZU_STRATEGY_TED_CRUZjgfla(from the Art of War, Study of the 36 Stratagems Slide Presentation)

Before the Republican primary season began, the 2015 circus of alliances, building of ground forces, and deceitful alliances was initiated almost immediately by the one candidate that was dismissed by the Washington, D.C. elites: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).

The initial presumption was the Jeb! Bush’s war chest of over $100 million in PAC money plus his natural alliances with the likes to Karl Rove, Fox News, and other alleged conservatives would provide sufficient cover and firepower to annihilate the remaining candidates in the field. Then along comes Senator Ted Cruz, Washington’s favorite pariah, then shortly thereafter the entry into the race of Donald J. Trump. On Wednesday, July 15, 2015 the two met and this very important portion of the story from the Washington Times has long since been forgotten:

Businessman and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump confirmed Wednesday morning that he’ll be meeting later in the day with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, one of the Republican candidates who has defended Mr. Trump in the wake of his recent comments about Mexico and illegal immigration.

“Ted Cruz called me, and I don’t know why I’m meeting [him], to be honest,” Mr. Trump said via phone on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in response to a question from Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin. “But I do have respect for him. I respect the fact that, along with a couple others, he came out, and he came out very strongly and agreed with what I said on illegal immigration. And he came out very strongly and he came out early. And I respect that.”

Thus began a truce before the conflict began. To run for political office is a conflict after all, where one’s personality and brute quest for power requires one to sometimes sacrifice personal beliefs and sometimes integrity to feign weakness or strength to achieve a victorious result.

Senator Ted Cruz, possibly the smartest individual in the current race for President(and yes liberals that even means smarter than Hillary), is implementing his strategy to perfection which should come to a brief culmination of the 2015 strategy tonight at the Iowa Republican debate.

By creating chaos within the pre-primary season, Senator Cruz’s alliance with Trump is on the verge of eliminating Jeb! Bush, destroying Carly Fiorina for the fraud that she is, eradicating Senator Paul as a McConnell subservient, and finally putting any other candidate on notice that if Senator Cruz is not going to win, none of the remaining candidates other than Trump shall either. He is cleverly using Donald Trump as a Trojan Horse and battering ram to destroy his political opposition and weaken their economic ability to continue beyond the South Carolina or Florida primaries.

The grand strategy, or long term play is much more ingenious.

If Senator Cruz can win Iowa and South Carolina, then the Florida primary becomes irrelevant. New Hampshire is nothing more than a media circus or pimple on the Republican elephant’s butt as it is the first ‘voting’ primary in the nation. What has changed in America’s political process is that the ability to become a party’s nominee no longer depends on the MidWest or Northeast but where the population has shifted: to the South and Western U.S.

The Nevada caucus becomes Senator Cruz’s next maximum effort event followed by the SEC Primaries (Super Tuesday on March 1st) while he leaves Donald Trump to finish the job of liquidating the Bush/Rubio/Rove establishment candidacies and giving the glory to The Donald of forcing Bush and Rubio out of the race. IF both of them lose to Donald Trump in Florida, which is now a winner take all primary thanks to the establishment attempting to rig the game for the Bush effort, then those two candidates will lose all financial and establishment support along with any realistic ability to continue on to compete in the remainder of the GOP race. In the end, should Senator Cruz succeed,  the post-Florida primary period becomes nothing more than a contest between Trump and Cruz with Senator Cruz holding on to the majority of conservative and evangelical support as Donald Trump continues to expose himself as a Neo-Liberal on many issues which die hard Republicans are tired of losing via compromise with Democrats and Establishment Republicans.

To call this a brilliant strategy is one thing; to properly affix a name to it?

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Checkmate.

Donald Trump only thinks he KNOWS who is the master but as a result of his arrogance and relationship with liberals like the Clintons and Pelosi, he could find himself in great difficulty and disdain by late March of 2016 as Conservatives begin to reject some of his globalist policies he begins to promote.

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