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  • How Cruz and Trump learned to like each other

    01/13/2017 11:07:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 13, 2017 | Eliana Johnson
    Ted Cruz was once one of Donald Trump’s most vocal critics. Now he's one of the president-elect's most important Senate allies. Ted Cruz met with Donald Trump exactly one week after Election Day. As it turned out, Cruz’s tete-a-tete with the president-elect he had spurned from the stage of the Republican National Convention just months before wasn’t the most consequential meeting he would have that day. After his talk with Trump, the Texas senator and his chief of staff, David Polyansky, then sat down with his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, who sounded him out about his interest in filling the...
  • Donald Trump to Meet with Former Rivals Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum

    12/09/2016 10:37:33 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 9, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    President-elect Donald Trump will meet with two former GOP Primary rivals, Carly Fiorina and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, on Monday in New York City at Trump Tower, according to his transition team. Fiorina, who briefly ran as Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) running mate during the Primary, has been a Trump critic, suggesting weeks before the election that he should “step aside” and allow his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, to head the Republican ticket after the Washington Post published audio of Trump making lewd remarks about women with Billy Bush. “Donald Trump does not represent me or my...
  • Could any of the other 16 Republican's have defeated Hillary?

    11/28/2016 3:21:02 PM PST · by MNDude · 155 replies
    Now that the election is in the past, and we now have the insight of looking back, do you think any of the other Republican candidates running for congress could have won the general election against Hillary? If so, which other candidate(s) do you think also would have defeated Hillary, and which important swing states that Trump won or lost do you think they would pick up?
  • Michigan mega-donor: Trump doesn't represent GOP [3/7/16: Betsy Devos endorsed Rubio]

    11/23/2016 12:30:42 PM PST · by JediJones · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/7/16 | Jason Russell
    For many years, the biggest name in Michigan Republican politics has been DeVos. With billions of dollars in Amway wealth, the family has long backed conservative causes across the country, including school choice. The DeVos family backed Romney in 2012. Its support may have been crucial for him as he squeaked past Rick Santorum by three points to notch a crucial win before Super Tuesday. On Feb. 25, the family picked its horse in the 2016 GOP primary: Marco Rubio... DeVos: As the field has continued to narrow, after Gov. [Jeb] Bush exited the race, we felt it appropriate and...
  • Trump Destroys Jeb (South Carolina Debate Flashback)

    11/17/2016 6:25:40 PM PST · by usafa92 · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/17/2016 | The Donald
    With all the news today about Trump being magnanimous to former rivals, here's a reminder of how great it was to see Trump crush the RINO establishment on the way to the nomination. His takedowns of Jeb were truly jaw dropping. Politics has never seen a public beatdown such as Trump put on his rivals. Enjoy.
  • The World's Greatest Troll: the Humor of Donald Trump

    11/14/2016 11:50:46 PM PST · by GraceG · 19 replies
    You tubes ^ | This Iinformation
    WARNING: Some strong Language Direct Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzkBfTfiXS0 WARNING: Hilarious Moments of Trump Trolling the DNC, the RNC, and the people who ran against him.
  • VANITY: Could Any Other Republican Have Beaten Hillary?

    11/12/2016 5:32:33 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 206 replies
    Self | November 12, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Okay the election is over and all is well but now I have to ask the question: Could any other Republican besides Donald Trump have beaten Hillary in the election? Personally I don't think so. Jake Novak of CNBC wrote that Trump was essentially a third party candidate who was endorsed by the Republicans. Many Democrat voters in the Rust Belt which was key to victory voted not for a Republican but for Trump who himself repudiated by many/most of the Republican establishment. When I look back at the other Republican candidates, I see no one who would have been...
  • Mitt Romney Often Wonders Why He Stayed Out of 2016 Presidential Race

    10/29/2016 9:09:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 96 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 26, 2016 | Margaret Chadbourn
    "I get asked on a regular basis, 'Boy, why aren't you running this year?' I ask myself that a lot too. But I did that once," Romney said. He made self-deprecating jokes about his loss to President Barack Obama in 2012, borrowing a line from Democrat Walter Mondale, who lost to Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election: "All my life I wanted to run for president in the worst way, and that's what I did." He laughed about how much fun he had running in the 2012 race, encouraging the audience at an event hosted by the U.S. Chamber...
  • 7 Times Nate Silver Was Hilariously Wrong About Donald Trump

    10/22/2016 6:33:24 PM PDT · by GilGil · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/4/2016 | Blake Neff
    It’s been a rough election cycle for forecasting guru Nate Silver and his website FiveThirtyEight. Silver became a household name after he almost perfectly predicted the results of the 2008 and 2012 general elections, and his esteem was such that to some people he had removed almost all the suspense from elections. Then Trump happened. Nate Silver and his colleagues at FiveThirtyEight were extremely dismissive of Trump’s chances even after he rose to the top of the polls in the summer of 2015, and they repeatedly said as much. But ultimately, Trump proved to be a “black swan” event that...
  • The GOP Civil War Is Finally Here. And Donald Trump Is Winning! (CNBC)

    10/11/2016 5:47:05 PM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    Democracy can be ugly. And what Republicans like McCain and Ryan have had so much trouble accepting is that the voters in the primaries flocked to Trump. . It doesn't matter who had the best chances to win the general election. Even if Trump is a long shot to win the election, (and he probably won't be for long; look for the polls to steady themselves in another week or so), he can now present himself as the true man of the people no Republican presidential candidate has been able to be or even look like since Ronald Reagan. The...
  • Luntz Focus Group Overwhelmingly Turned Off By Trump at GOP Debate (Flashback)

    09/28/2016 5:36:50 AM PDT · by MNDude · 21 replies
    In a live post-debate "Kelly File," Frank Luntz talked to a focus group of Republican voters. The group expressed their dissatisfaction with the performance of Donald Trump. Overall, Luntz noted that the majority of the group had a positive view of Trump going in, but that was not the case by the end of the two-hour debate. Luntz said that his reaction meters showed a very negative response to Trump refusing to rule out a third-party run. When asked which candidates surprised them, the voters pointed to Mike Huckabee and Ben Carson.
  • Cruz has endorsed Trump [comment 17]

    09/23/2016 12:39:12 PM PDT · by glasseye · 381 replies
    faceplant book ^ | 9/23/16 | Ted Cruz
    I knew it would come.
  • BREAKING: TED CRUZ ENDORSES DONALD TRUMP– In Facebook Post

    09/23/2016 12:40:44 PM PDT · by GilGil · 162 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/23/2016 | Jim Hoft
    After his infamous snub at the RNC Convention Senator Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump today for president.
  • Ted Cruz expected to endorse Donald Trump

    09/23/2016 11:40:15 AM PDT · by xzins · 134 replies
    CNN ^ | September 23, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer and Gloria Borger
    )Ted Cruz plans to endorse Donald Trump for the presidency, a stunning turn of events after a contentious primary filled with nasty personal attacks and a dramatic snub at the Republican National Convention, CNN has learned.
  • Cruz Poised to Endorse Trump

    09/23/2016 8:56:30 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 108 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 09/23/2016 | Brendan Kirby
    Donald Trump may be on the cusp of bagging an endorsement from one of the most prominent NeverTrump holdouts, former primary rival Ted Cruz. Sources close to the Trump campaign have confirmed Cruz is close to endorsing his former — and sometimes bitter — GOP rival. Talks between Cruz staff and the Trump camp have been regular in recent weeks, and have grown more serious as Trump has closed the gap with Hillary Clinton in key battleground states.
  • Cruz supporters alarmed by possible Trump endorsement

    09/22/2016 12:25:33 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 349 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 22, 2016 | By DAVID M. DRUCKER
    Ted Cruz supporters were alarmed Wednesday at suggestions that he was on the verge of endorsing Donald Trump. They worry that the Texas senator could squander his brand as a fighter — and goodwill earned among many through his stubborn refusal to back his party's nominee — if he caves with nothing to show for it. Cruz has held out on the grounds that Trump is insufficiently conservative, and because Trump attacked his wife and father down the stretch of their heated battle for the Republican nomination. The senator even took the extraordinary step of declining to endorse Trump during...
  • Trump: I might vote for Clinton too if I were Bush

    09/21/2016 6:14:32 AM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 21, 2016 | Al Weaver
    "Look, I fought his son very hard. It was a very tough battle — Jeb, and Jeb lost. He was expected to win," Trump told Time Warner News prior to a rally in North Carolina Wednesday. "He was expected to be the nominee and he lost." "We're leading all over, and we seem to be doing very well. But I fought him and it was a very nasty contest. It was very nasty and I can understand that," Trump said. "Frankly, if I were him, maybe I'd go that direction too. Look, Jeb Bush signed a pledge. He didn't honor...
  • Kasich strategist rips into Reince Priebus over Trump

    09/19/2016 4:57:16 AM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 18, 2016 | Erica Brown
    RNC chair Reince Priebus is facing backlash after suggesting that former Republican presidential hopefuls considering a 2020 White House bid may face challenges if they refuse to support Donald Trump. “People who agreed to support the nominee, that took part in our process, they used tools from the RNC,” Priebus told John Dickerson CBS News’ Face the Nation. “Those people need to get on board. And if they’re thinking they’re going to run again someday, I think we’re going to evaluate the process…and I don’t think it’s going to be easy for them” In a fiery rebuttal, John Weaver, chief...
  • Priebus Warns Kasich, Bush, Cruz – RNC May Block Future Runs for Lying, Refusing to Support Trump

    09/19/2016 3:59:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/18/16 | Jim Hoft
    RNC chief Reince Priebus threatened John Kasich, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush today on “Face the Nation” after their refusal to endorse record-setting GOP nominee Donald Trump.Priebus said the RNC may block future runs by the Republican candidates who used tools from the RNC, then lied and refused to endorse the GOP presidential nominee. Bush, Kasich and Cruz have yet to endorse Donald Trump. The pro-Hillary website Redstate reported: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus during an appearance on Sunday’s edition CBS’ “Face the Nation,” said that it’s time for Donald Trump’s former primary challengers to support his campaign. Priebus...
  • Candidates who don't back Trump may not be allowed to run again, RNC chairman says

    09/18/2016 6:33:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 18, 2016
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday suggested he could say “never mind” to the “Never Trump” candidates should they try to make another run for the presidency. Priebus said the former primary challengers who’ve refused to support Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could face consequences if they fail to back Trump in the stretch-run to Election Day. “Those people need to get on board,” Priebus told “Face the Nation.” “And if they’re thinking they’re going to run again some day, I think that we’re going to evaluate the process – of the nomination process and I don’t think...