In this nominating season focused on the political right’s love affair with “Washington Outsiders” Ted Cruz is frequently touted as an outsider because he’s a junior Senator from Texas. Really?
His wife is Heidi Cruz. Her Wikipedia page says “In 2005, she joined Goldman Sachs and is currently the Region Head for the Southwest Region in the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs in Houston. She took a leave of absence without pay for her husband’s 2016 presidential campaign.”
If Ted Cruz is an “outsider” his wife is a “deep insider,” Ted’s political umbilical cord directly wedded to the inner womb of the Republican Establishment where power, influence and money reside. The Republican Party, in turn, is the right wing of the Status Quo Republican/Democratic One Party System that controls the electoral “choices.”
Insider? She worked for the Bush administration on economic policy. She was the director for the Western Hemisphere on the National Security Council under National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice. She directly involved herself in her husband’s campaign that made him a Senator.
She became interested in politics at age twelve. She has a BA in Economics and International Relations, a Masters of European Business and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Politics and business; government and corporatism; statism and money manipulation. There’s no doubt she’s one smart cookie. Smart enough, perhaps, to channel Hillary Clinton as she directs and pushes an ambitious and charismatic power seeker from behind while riding his coattails into higher office for herself?
Being a Goldman Sachs insider makes Heidi Cruz a political, corporatist and bankster insider. Goldman Sachs self-describes as “a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm” having cozy connections with “corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.”
Goldman Sachs took full advantage of their government contacts by sucking up billions in taxpayer bailouts and “somehow” withstood multiple government investigations while being accused of a nearly endless litany of underhanded dealings.
Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone said of Goldman Sachs, “The world’s most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.”
When you’re well-connected you don’t have to be smart. When you have a well-connected wife with her own “influence funnel” jammed into anything that smells like power you can pretend to be a “Washington Outsider.” Ted Cruz is just another status quo deep insider who will become known as “The Goldman Sachs President” if elected. He may fool most conservatives, many liberals but very few libertarians.