His is a tale of high intrigue, complete with a traitorous “friend” and two court victories with nary a penny to show for it. Who is this person? His name is Jordan Fishman and he wants you to know the truth about Texas U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz before you make a horrible choice and send another phony lawyer to Washington.
What is the “truth” that he wants you to know? That Ted Cruz is as phony as the snakeskin boots he wears for appearance sake. That Ted Cruz does not uphold the Tea Party principles that he says he does. That Ted Cruz stole something from him and he wants you to know it. And that now that more people know about it, Ted Cruz is playing the blame game straight out of the Obama playbook, claiming that it is his firm’s fault, not his.
Whatever else you might hear about Jordan Fishman, know this: this man is committed to seeking justice for the wrongs that have been committed against him. After months of reading about his story and dismissing it as having nothing to do with a political campaign for US Senate in Texas, I had the opportunity to sit and chat with Mr. Fishman. And now I understand why he is adamant that Ted Cruz is part of the problem in Washington, D.C. and certainly not the solution.
I do hope you read the link above to get some background on Mr. Fishman and his case. Basically, you have a small American manufacturing business that has been destroyed by industrial espionage and foreign business practices. A trusted employee of Mr. Fishman stole proprietary information from him and sold it to businesses in Dubai and China. Mr. Fishman took them to court and won – twice. He won in Florida against the traitorous employee and in Virginia against the foreign businesses. The total awarded to Mr. Fishman is close to $80 million. The former employee fled the country to avoid arrest. The foreign company hired Ted Cruz.
What does Cruz do? Delays the case. Looks for technicalities that he can use. Mind you, there is no dispute on the facts of the case. These people stole from Jordan Fishman. This isn’t about getting a “fair trial” – two courts in two states have found in Mr. Fishman’s favor. There was videotaped testimony presented in the Virginia trial in which it was disclosed that the strategy of the foreign companies was to delay, delay, delay in the hopes that Mr. Fishman would die. Yes, you read that correctly.
The strategy is to delay in the hopes that this man will die and never see the money that is owed him.
But how does this relate to the political campaign? That was my first question to him. His answer was short – he saw Ted Cruz embracing the Tea Party and it made him sick to his stomach. See, it turns out that Mr. Fishman believes in the principles of the Tea Party. And he doesn’t think that protecting foreign companies that steal from Americans fits those principles. Before the theft, his company employed 45 Americans. Today, it is just Mr. Fishman and a part-timer. He looked me straight in the eye and said “someone has to stand up for American workers and I decided it had to be me. And after watching Ted Cruz, I have to tell people that the last thing we need in Washington is another phony lawyer. The place is full of them and look at the mess we’re in.”
Finally, after months of dismissing his story, I understood. He isn’t in Texas to campaign for David Dewhurst. He is in Texas to fight for the rights of American workers. Workers that have been displaced not because they are lazy, not because they are too expensive, not because of anything they did at all – solely because a Chinese company stole their lives and livelihoods from them and then used slick lawyers to keep from paying the consequences.
That seems to me something worth fighting for. Don’t believe the Cruzbots – there is nothing xenophobic about fighting for American workers.
I’m glad that I met Jordan Fishman. And I hope like hell that people listen to him.
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