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Posts by fireman15

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  • Cruz Preparing To Suspend Campaign This Week?

    05/02/2016 10:21:53 PM PDT · 45 of 113
    fireman15 to Snickering Hound

    Do you really want all this fun to end? How can you have Superman without Lex Luther? The ratings for this race will plummet without Ted Vader, Snarly Carly, and the Mailman.

  • Gallup: Cruz Image Among Republicans Crashes

    05/02/2016 10:03:02 PM PDT · 40 of 55
    fireman15 to Innovative

    I am shocked at how much this race feels like a “professional” wrestling match. Cruz feels so much like the evil wrestler at this point. The designated villain always cheats, says obnoxious stuff, is just plain evil, and gets in some good knocks, but he always loses in the end and the people love it. Maybe we owe Cruz something, a lot of people in this country love professional wrestling and maybe those people are taking a real interest this time around partially because Cruz is such a great villain.

  • Donald Trump’s Foes Fear Indiana Primary Could Be Decisive Blow

    05/02/2016 7:14:36 PM PDT · 7 of 126
    fireman15 to NRx

    The writing was on the wall when Trump reportedly won every congressional district in 5 states last week. If things go as expected tomorrow night... it is over.

  • (Eagles) Desperado - Gabriella Quevedo - Acoustic Guitar Solo

    05/02/2016 7:10:00 PM PDT · 4 of 27
    fireman15 to P-Marlowe

    Thanks, that is beautiful, but it Gabriella would be able to make a $125 Chinese Gibson from Costco sound great! Incredible! I subscribed to her channel.

  • ABC7/Survey USA Poll of California Voters: Trump 54%, Cruz 20%, Kasich 14%

    05/02/2016 7:06:15 PM PDT · 130 of 144
    fireman15 to Eric Blair 2084

    He may have a good solid degree, but being an attorney is a lot like being a Realtor. It is not necessarily the qualifications that determine who makes the big bucks. We actually had a couple former lawyers on the city fire department that I worked for. They were actually very nice guys, maybe that’s why being a lawyer didn’t work out well for them.

  • Trump: 'I'd have to think about' Cruz for Supreme Court

    05/02/2016 6:40:41 PM PDT · 17 of 268
    fireman15 to BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

    I used to think that Ted would be a good and reliable choice for the Supreme Court. I no longer believe that he does have the temperament for the job.

  • American Voices (Donald Trump As The Exception)

    05/02/2016 5:57:00 PM PDT · 3 of 12
    fireman15 to OddLane

    He makes a good point. Why aren’t the survivors of relatives who were murdered by illegal immigrants standing on the stage with Raphael Cruz Jr.?

  • Glenn Beck: God Prolonged GOP Primary So Every State Could Choose Between "Good Or Evil"

    05/02/2016 3:37:28 PM PDT · 27 of 103
    fireman15 to Biggirl

    With friends like Beck, does Cruz really need enemies? Who else has done more to expose the loonytunes underside of the Cruz campaign?

  • Gravis Poll: Indiana Trump 44 Cruz 27 Kasich 9

    05/02/2016 3:13:19 PM PDT · 102 of 109
    fireman15 to Jim 0216
    Cruz lost me in a big way when he showed such an arrogant and stubborn attitude about getting the NBC thing cleared up

    I am actually shocked that many of those who fought the hardest and researched Obama’s natural born citizenship status have been willing to give Cruz a pass on this. I thought that it was a matter of principle. I feel very disappointed in many of them. As you say this would have become an issue at the most inopportune time and would most likely have thrown the election to the Democrats.

  • Why has FR turned on Cruz?

    05/02/2016 2:37:20 PM PDT · 16 of 377
    fireman15 to bassmaner

    I agree with you that it is past time for us all to start getting back together to beat the real foes. There has been plenty of animosity on both sides of this; is it really a good idea to ask people to dredge up all the crap? After the election maybe a little soul searching would be appropriate... right now maybe it would be just as well to move on and start working on making sure that the Democrats lose?

  • Survey says: 34 percent of Bay Area residents are ready to leave

    05/02/2016 8:58:50 AM PDT · 16 of 58
    fireman15 to Mouton

    Which is worse for the areas they move to? Liberal refugees from San Francisco or Muslim Refugees from Syria?

  • Gravis Poll: Indiana Trump 44 Cruz 27 Kasich 9

    05/02/2016 8:52:19 AM PDT · 23 of 109
    fireman15 to usafa92

    The pressure is really going to start mounting after Tuesday for Cruz to drop out. But he will continue to keep up this charade until the funding dries up. My guess is that he will keep getting funding from those who are trying to hurt Trump chances in the general election. Cruz is effectively being used as a tool at this point to try and give the election to Hillary.

    The sad thing is that he is a very smart young man who had a promising future, but I doubt that he will ever be more than a footnote in history at this point. He is really being damaged by this process. And that actually is very sad for both him and his suppoters.

  • California extends coverage to kids; more docs needed

    05/02/2016 8:40:42 AM PDT · 18 of 20
    fireman15 to artichokegrower

    The whole emphasis on health insurance is completely misleading. Insurance does not provide or guarantee health coverage. Insurance was conceived for one purpose... to protect assets in the case of unexpected losses. If a child comes from a family with essentially no assets there is no real need for insurance. Because, basically no one is denied medical care in this country because they do not have the ability to pay. It is a myth that they do.

    I am a big Trump fan, but every time he goes into his spiel about how we can’t have people dying in the streets because they don’t have insurance, I cringe because it just doesn’t work that way. I spent 25 years hauling people off the streets to the hospital. We had one man who lived on the streets of our town who amassed over $2 million dollars in ambulance and hospital bills. We picked him up several times a day in some cases. He was an alcoholic and had drug problems, he was often too drunk to walk, sometimes he would fake seizures, sometimes they were real. He liked being taken care of at the hospital. Our protocol would not allow us to leave him on the street, or near the street.

    Because of the way my retirement benefits are set up, I am forced to spend $140 on vision and dental coverage. It is a waste of money. It would be much cheaper for me to purchase these services with cash, but if I don’t buy the insurance, I don’t get reimbursed, the money just goes away. I would rather put it in a health savings plan, but that is not an option for me.

  • Trump 41%, Clinton 39%

    05/02/2016 8:15:31 AM PDT · 42 of 78
    fireman15 to RIghtwardHo
    The GOP is nominating a disaster and the results are going to be a disaster.

    Congratulations! You are well along in your recovery. Lets hope that you are an example for your fellow Cruzbots.

  • Still Report #834 - Cruz Bails on Indiana

    05/01/2016 9:38:20 PM PDT · 51 of 87
    fireman15 to jpsb

    I love the Still Reports, but he has fallen for hoaxes previously. When he does, he usually apologizes fairly quickly.

  • Ted Cruz Renounces Newly Discovered Canadian Citizenship

    05/01/2016 7:41:11 PM PDT · 48 of 58
    fireman15 to RaceBannon

    I understand how you must feel having put a lot of emotional energy into this campaign. But you are going to have to face the fact that the person you believe in so deeply now has almost no chance of getting the nomination. So it really doesn’t make any difference at this point whether he is natural born or not. I admit that it is sometimes fun to debate things that just do not matter any more. But you seem to be getting yourself all bent out of shape and that is not healthy. It is time to put on a happy face and figure out where you want to go from here.

  • The Link Between Mosquito Spraying and Autism

    05/01/2016 2:04:36 PM PDT · 73 of 76
    fireman15 to riri

    I was a leader on our Hazmat team for several years. I have a healthy respect for chemicals. I had nasty exposures that sent many of my co-workers to the hospital. But I seem to have no lasting problems from them.

    The types of chemicals and the concentrations that people are exposed to from mosquito spraying are not dangerous. The dangers from mosquitos born illnesses are real. It is sort of a no brainer.

  • Professor Frenkel: Why Shouldn't We Drop Algebra From Our Education System?

    05/01/2016 1:59:12 PM PDT · 107 of 164
    fireman15 to MUDDOG
    On the plus side, it'd kill the Morlocks.

    That is a good one!

  • Target stock plummets as “transgender” bathroom boycott swells to over one million

    05/01/2016 12:39:18 PM PDT · 88 of 92
    fireman15 to Iron Munro

    I didn’t mean any disrespect. I just do not think that retail establishments have any more control over those who come through their days any more than political campaigns have control over those who show up to protest them.

  • Professor Frenkel: Why Shouldn't We Drop Algebra From Our Education System?

    05/01/2016 12:33:39 PM PDT · 51 of 164
    fireman15 to fireman15

    Oops forget the /sarc tag. Sorry.

  • Professor Frenkel: Why Shouldn't We Drop Algebra From Our Education System?

    05/01/2016 12:32:58 PM PDT · 50 of 164
    fireman15 to JimSEA

    Math is a dangerous black art that is used by global warming deniers to discredit those like Al Gore who have been given divine inspiration. To save the planet all math books should be incinerated and the CO2 from the incinerators should be pumped deep into chambers in the earth’s crust where it cannot harm those of us who live in harmony with nature.

  • Target stock plummets as “transgender” bathroom boycott swells to over one million

    05/01/2016 12:16:12 PM PDT · 86 of 92
    fireman15 to Iron Munro

    Your top 20 reminds me a little of the global warming story yesterday. It said that 300 people had died in the last month in India, a nation with 1.3 Billion people because the weather was warmer than normal. It could be true, but 57,000 people also died in India last month from diarrhea. 300 people probably died in India from falling over when they were trying to tie their shoe.

    I doubt whether any of the crimes you mentioned have much if anything to do with Target’s corporate policies. There are perverts and criminals everywhere these days; you are not completely safe anywhere.

  • Total Disaster: USPS Survey Shows That The Entire Workforce Is Abjectly Miserable

    05/01/2016 11:52:32 AM PDT · 45 of 74
    fireman15 to Sequoyah101
    You can’t have 13% of the population all filling upper decile qualification jobs and be successful as a nation

    After working for a government organization for 25 years I can say that you are absolutely correct. We worked with agencies from smaller communities who were sometimes very good. On more than one occasion, I had no choice but to apologize for the incomprehensible stupidity of supervisors who were both affirmative action hires and promotions. Even given that the job was a great blessing and that I was well compensated... these were humiliating experiences. This was especially true knowing that if I were to have tried to bring the problem into the spotlight... I would have been the one who would have faced very negative consequences.

  • Total Disaster: USPS Survey Shows That The Entire Workforce Is Abjectly Miserable

    05/01/2016 10:58:05 AM PDT · 27 of 74
    fireman15 to PROCON

    The problem is that the post office has made more affirmative action hires and promotions than any other organization in the history of the country. Most of the employees at the post office near we live are recent immigrants and speak broken English. The guy in charge is an obnoxious black guy to whom he term moron would be a compliment. The workers there who are helpful seem terribly demoralized.

  • Trump Change: 89% of GOP Voters Now Say Trump Is Likely Nominee

    05/01/2016 10:24:47 AM PDT · 14 of 22
    fireman15 to Dick Bachert

    There was a TV commercial my wife saw with a link to a web page quiz. I either passed or failed depending on how you look at it, so I went to a mental health professional in our area recommended by the web page. The lady said that she could prescribe the meds featured on the TV commercial and web page that would “help” me.

    I asked how that would affect my FAA flight physical; she said that wasn’t her concern. We have 2 airplanes, 4 hang gliders and live on an airport. Basically nothing that is prescribed to medicate adults with ADHD is approved by the FAA without some type of waiver. So it looks like I will have to go on suffering with being the way that I have been since childhood.

  • Trump Change: 89% of GOP Voters Now Say Trump Is Likely Nominee

    05/01/2016 9:29:18 AM PDT · 8 of 22
    fireman15 to Dick Bachert

    9 out of 10 mental health professionals would tell you that I have ADHD, but my wife and I love the video link you posted. Thank you!

  • Donald Trump Leads Cruz by 15 Points in Crucial Indiana Race

    05/01/2016 9:14:47 AM PDT · 50 of 86
    fireman15 to GilGil

    Considering the history of NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls during this contest... this is either a huge head fake or it is devastating news for the Cruz campaign.

  • Donald Trump Leads Cruz by 15 Points in Crucial Indiana Race

    05/01/2016 9:01:48 AM PDT · 49 of 86
    fireman15 to libstripper
    I just wish I had such a neat garage. Of course, then what would I do with a Navigator, a canoe, and two lawn mowers?

    I was thinking the same thing. I also love the garage, but we live in the middle of a bunch of trees and I would have to wash the pollen, moss and other tree crap off the cars every day if we left them outside.

    We once forgot our VW Bug outside when we left for a vacation.

  • Inside Cruz’s camp, confidence crumbles

    05/01/2016 8:32:22 AM PDT · 125 of 150
    fireman15 to dennisw
    I don’t think Cruz is a big drinker but he is an incipient Pillsbury Doughboy. Dude looks like he never exercises.

    He may or may not be a big drinker at this moment, but he does have a history and both of his parents have had problems. Those of us who come from families with members who have had trouble with alcohol recognize his set of behaviors.

  • Parts of India Ban Daytime Cooking as Hundreds Die of Heat

    05/01/2016 12:24:56 AM PDT · 3 of 10
    fireman15 to nickcarraway

    In other news from India, a country of 1.3 Billion people over 53,000 people died last month from diarrhea. Actually, that is just the average number of people who die from diarrhea every month in India. 23,000 people a month die in India from falls. To get down to causes of death that cause 300 people a month to die in India, you have to look at causes of death such as getting attacked by angry hoards of pigeons.

  • Inside Cruz’s camp, confidence crumbles

    05/01/2016 12:01:33 AM PDT · 43 of 150
    fireman15 to Aria
    It’s the shape. But is Cruz a big drinker?

    Yes, both of his parents are alcoholics, his sister died from drug abuse and alcoholism. His dad abandoned the family when Ted was a toddler.

    Ted has a long and documented history with alcohol abuse starting when he was caught by the police with a case of booze. He had further problems in college... again well documented. Most recently he told Anderson Cooper he was a “Scotch Man”.

    Ted's behavior is classic for an Adult Child of Alcoholic Parents. You can look it up. Here are a few, see if you recognize any of them in Ted:

    1.To cover our fear of people and our dread of isolation we tragically become the very authority figures who frighten others and cause them to withdraw.
    2.To avoid becoming enmeshed and entangled with other people and losing ourselves in the process, we become rigidly self-sufficient. We disdain the approval of others.
    3.We frighten people with our anger and threat of belittling criticism.
    4.We dominate others and abandon them before they can abandon us or we avoid relationships with dependent people altogether. To avoid being hurt, we isolate and dissociate and thereby abandon ourselves.
    5.We live life from the standpoint of a victimizer, and are attracted to people we can manipulate and control in our important relationships.
    6.We are irresponsible and self-centered. Our inflated sense of self-worth and self-importance prevents us from seeing our deficiencies and shortcomings.
    7.We make others feel guilty when they attempt to assert themselves.
    8.We inhibit our fear by staying deadened and numb.
    9.We hate people who “play” the victim and beg to be rescued.
    10.We deny that we’ve been hurt and are suppressing our emotions by the dramatic expression of “pseudo” feelings.
    11.To protect ourselves from self punishment for failing to “save” the family we project our self-hate onto others and punish them instead.
    12.We “manage” the massive amount of deprivation we feel, coming from abandonment within the home, by quickly letting go of relationships that threaten our “independence” (not too close).
    13.We refuse to admit we’ve been affected by family dysfunction or that there was dysfunction in the home or that we have internalized any of the family’s destructive attitudes and behaviors.
    14.We act as if we are nothing like the dependent people who raised us.

  • Trump supporters furious over 'collusion' at Arizona GOP convention

    04/30/2016 11:45:26 PM PDT · 20 of 40
    fireman15 to cpdiii

    Trump knew the rules when he started this race

    No one other than GOP insiders knew all the rules at the beginning of this race. They vary from state to state and are constantly being changed. It is an insane system.

    Despite Cruz being an attorney, I doubt that he personally had a great deal more knowledge than Trump about the arcane rules that vary in every state. The advantage that he had is that by Arizona, he was already being used by the insiders to deny Trump the nomination. Colluding insiders knew how to manipulate the rules to try and fix this election. They were using Cruz; he is corrupt to the core, but I am not sure that he or his campaign can really be held responsible for this travesty. In this case he was just the beneficiary of the absolute corruption of those who disenfranchised the voters of Arizona. The leadership of the Arizona GOP will never be trusted again.

  • Inside Cruz’s camp, confidence crumbles

    04/30/2016 11:16:47 PM PDT · 25 of 150
    fireman15 to Aria
    He has a very weird nose.

    That is largely because he has to cake a lot of makeup on it to hide all the broken capillaries.

  • The Link Between Mosquito Spraying and Autism

    04/30/2016 10:58:23 PM PDT · 3 of 76
    fireman15 to nickcarraway

    I am not buying it. Pesticides are always #1 on the greenies list of bad stuff. The ban on DDT is now responsible for deaths of countless millions of people in 3rd world countries. It is still the greatest pesticide ever conceived. It is truly is less toxic than aspirin to people yet it is the one of the most vilified compounds in history.

  • Indiana Today: DefeaTED Cruz Speaks To Half Empty Room, Polling Affirms The Reason….

    04/30/2016 9:03:15 AM PDT · 107 of 190
    fireman15 to Beagle8U
    “According to our latest polls-plus forecast, Ted Cruz has a 65% chance of winning the Indiana primary.”

    FiveThirtyEight also still shows Trump at 957 delegates when most other sources are now showing Trump with a 1000 or more. The site isn't being updated as frequently or as thoroughly as it once was. Nate Silver seems to have lost enthusiasm for the project.

  • Indiana Today: DefeaTED Cruz Speaks To Half Empty Room, Polling Affirms The Reason….

    04/30/2016 8:46:43 AM PDT · 99 of 190
    fireman15 to GilGil

    From the article, “However, the type of anger held by our ideological opponents, is intensely toxic and dangerous – and they don’t care who gets damaged as they self-destruct. Avoid these voices at all costs.”

    I think Boehner’s comments on Cruz the other day were a good example of this. While being helpful to Trump at some level, the extreme nastiness is not a hallmark of the Trump campaign. When Trump commented on Kasich’s eating the other day, even hose condemning rump could not help but snicker. But when people heard Boehner’s comments they knew that he had crossed some type of line.

  • Indiana Today: DefeaTED Cruz Speaks To Half Empty Room, Polling Affirms The Reason….

    04/30/2016 8:39:15 AM PDT · 96 of 190
    fireman15 to GilGil

    Thanks for starting the thread. Sundance at the Treehouse nails it again!

  • Election 2016: Who Has the Best Immigration Numbers?

    04/30/2016 8:34:20 AM PDT · 14 of 19
    fireman15 to Sean_Anthony

    If Raphael Cruz Jr. was actually perceived as a threat to those who want open boarders, wouldn’t we find lots of people protesting his events. Yesterday, we saw 30,000 Trump supporters being harassed by leftist thugs. In contrast we saw Raphael and Carly playing to half empty venues or “crowds” that numbered in the hundreds.

    What Raphael says is closest to what almost everyone on this forum believes. The problem is that he lies; he lies all the time about everything. He has lost all of his credibility; I doubt that he will even be reelected to the senate. The other problems are that Raphael’s people skills, leadership abilities, charisma and electability are also all subpar. The biggest problem however is that Raphael has already lost.

  • [George Will]:If Trump is nominated, the GOP must keep him out of the White House

    04/29/2016 11:27:09 PM PDT · 189 of 340
    fireman15 to Beernoser

    Thank you for your long term commitment to the Republican party. I have done a great deal of volunteer work over the years as well for various organizations. We have also known many older ladies who have invested an incredible amount of effort into various causes. Much of the time their efforts are never truly recognized. So I thank you for giving them some of the recognition and friendship that they deserve.

    George Will is someone who has a 50 years invested into the Republican Party. I have enjoyed listening to him for many years. This latest piece is the most atrocious, arrogant and ill-advised thing that has ever come from him. My guess is that he is so surrounded by like minded people that he does not have a good grasp of the actual situation. Unfortunately many of us find ourselves in this same type of situation.

    One would think that Will would try not to insult the large number of people voting for Trump. It is no doubt going to be harmful to his reputation and following. But he may just be old enough to not really care.

  • Ted Cruz Makes His Last Stand in Indiana

    04/29/2016 8:19:13 PM PDT · 29 of 82
    fireman15 to UCANSEE2
    “Former Texas governor, Rick Perry denounced his colleague Ted Cruz and officially sided with Donald Trump.”

    I am a Trump supporter, so don't take this wrong, but Perry said on the view that “at the end of the day” he would vote for Trump over Clinton. That is not really denouncing Cruz or endorsing Trump. It is a hopeful sign that the GOPe is coming around.

  • This SHOCKING Texas Approval Has ROCKED The Cruz Campaign

    04/29/2016 8:01:45 PM PDT · 26 of 112
    fireman15 to UMCRevMom@aol.com

    Perry said on the View that at “the end of the day” he would vote for Trump over Clinton. That is not exactly an endorsement, but it is progress and a solid indicator that the GOPe is starting to cave.

  • Rush Limbaugh Show,"Open Line Fridays",M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 29,2016

    04/29/2016 1:06:38 PM PDT · 242 of 259
    fireman15 to Bushbacker1
    Plus, his snarky, condescending, hateful remarks about Trump and his supporters (Trumpists as he calls us) really sent me away.

    Rush's confidence in the superiority of his intellect served him well till now. His failure to grasp the biggest sea change since Reagan just sunk his battleship. But he had a long run and made a lot of money. I am sure he will continue to have some sort of following. Personally I have difficulty listening to him.

  • Poll: Trump leads Indiana by 9 points

    04/29/2016 11:18:31 AM PDT · 13 of 64
    fireman15 to monkapotamus

    I am glad that some recent polls are starting to trickle out.


    04/29/2016 11:10:41 AM PDT · 58 of 60
    fireman15 to Grampa Dave

    It seems strange that in a state that is being called the Alamo by Cruz people that the polling data seems so sparse. I think that the acts of desperation by Cruz signal that the internal numbers are better for Trump than what is being shown in the public polls. Trump is may be perfectly happy to not publicize their internals to maintain a sense of urgency.

  • LIVE:Trump keynote speech California GOP @ 12noon 4/29/2016

    04/29/2016 10:43:27 AM PDT · 280 of 880
    fireman15 to weston

    I have a sneaky suspicion that Newt has a very good chance of becoming VP. Certainly he has his flaws, but he really knows his way around the halls of congress.

  • Jeb Bush breaks his silence, calls for a contested convention

    04/29/2016 9:27:13 AM PDT · 53 of 126
    fireman15 to detective
    Jeb has said he does not want Trump. Who does Jeb want to be the nominee?

    Jeb lives in a fantasy world and at some level believes that in a contested convention that his operatives at some point will be able to get the party to turn to him to be the white night.

  • Rush Limbaugh Show,"Open Line Fridays",M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 29,2016

    04/29/2016 9:18:19 AM PDT · 31 of 259
    fireman15 to Balding_Eagle

    I was also a loyal listener for many years. Rush’s brother David has been all in for Cruz from day one. Rush thought he would be more effective by taking a more stealthy approach, but he has been gas-lighting for Cruz all year. Rush has sacrificed far more for Cruz than Levin or even Beck.

    Levin and Beck have always came across more as entertainers than serious intellectuals. Rush was considered by his followers as almost infallible. Backing a loser has pulled the curtain back and we now see that although he is very smart and makes keen observations his judgment can be clouded the same as anyone else. It sounds goofy, but this really is a serious problem for Rush.

    The oxycontin legal problems 10 years ago didn’t make a dent in most people’s perception of Rush. A lot of us have problems with chronic pain and understand how easy it can be for people to get hooked on these types of pain killers. But trying to help someone win the presidency who most people can see has a serious problems with the truth, his personality, and leadership abilities has driven away a sizable percentage of Rush’s listeners most of whom will now never see him in the same way.

    Rush has plenty of money. He will still be on the radio in one form or another. But his glory days are now behind him. All things are in God’s plan. It may even be time for him to take a rest and take care of his wife Kathryn. My prayers will be with them both.

  • Indiana GOP Polls 2016: Donald Trump Leads Ted Cruz


    04/28/2016 10:24:10 PM PDT · 7 of 60
    fireman15 to Greetings_Puny_Humans


    I am assuming these are the same internal polls being referred to.

  • Ted Cruz Isn't Triumphing with Conservatism Because Presidential Elections...

    04/28/2016 9:02:25 PM PDT · 100 of 102
    fireman15 to poconopundit

    Rush is in a delicate position. His brother has been all in for Cruz from day one. And Rush has made plenty of comments over the past year that clearly indicated that his preferred candidate has been Cruz as well. Rush’s ratings are down and his contracts with iHeart and Cumulous who carry his shows are about up. Both iHeart and Cumulous are in financial difficulty.

    It seems odd that in a year when Republican participation in the primary is way up that Rush’s ratings would be down. Maybe we should all admire Rush for doing what he has been able to do to help out his preferred candidate who he called the best conservative since Reagan. But Rush chose to back someone which many of his listeners can see through and who has now lost. It is like the curtain has been pulled back and Rush has been exposed. I don’t know how other people feel, but I will never see him in quite the same way. At one time I never missed a show; I haven’t listened to him in months.

    No one has sacrificed more for Cruz than Rush has, even if he did it a little stealthily at times. Unfortunately, when you back the guy who lost, you get no appreciation. Rush will be fine either way, and I expect that he will still be on the radio, but his glory days are now behind him.