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  • Trump Gets Booed For Taking On GOP Donor Class

    02/08/2016 2:12:06 AM PST · 145 of 145
    Hostage to phothus

    I know he’s hard for a non-NYer to figure out Trump. I have had family in Queens and still maintain lots of friends in Manhattan and Brooklyn. So I understand more than most people about how the thinking goes on there.

    Trump, like most NYC landlords have their own priorities and views apart from a blanket interpretation of law.

    For example, a property owner (a person with claim of title) is treated differently than tenants (with no claim of title).

    Trump is not alone in having a hardline view of tenements and ironically owners of tenement buildings agree with Trump and other owners of real estate. The reason is awful tenements are awful for a reason and most everytime it is because of rent control and laws that favor tenant rights.

    When an owner of a tenement building is regulated by rent control or by overreaching tenant rights, that owner cannot easily force a tenant out, and importantly they cannot sell.

    Such tenement building owners will in most every case support eminent domain actions because there is no other recourse.

    In California, the Howard Jarvis Proposition 13 initiative was created because of rent control causing tenement owners to seek unintended bankruptcy. The anti-tenant sentiment is widespread among owners across the country when it comes to private property.

    Now the case of a property owner is different. Such a person has title to the property whereas a tenant has no title.

    This is an important distinction. Trump like most NY property owners I know of is someone who detests tenants that falsely claim some sort of right to the buildings they occupy, even where the true owner has given up and is seen to support NY attitudes like Trump’s. You have to live in these settings to fully appreciate the views by owners.

    In the case of the woman in NJ who did not want to sell, Trump being respectful of property ownership offered her twice her previous offer. This offer is a telltale sign of respect for private property owners. Trump was, without a doubt, frustrated when his generous offer was turned down. But he is not the kind to have sought ways of booting her from her home. If she was a tenant, he most assuredly would have sought any and all means to turn her out.

    Trump has a track record of helping needful people avoid foreclosure. He has said he has a big heart and his record shows it is true. But people facing foreclosure are owners, not tenants.

    Back to the awful tenement buildings under control by the tenants themselves, Trump envisaged the tearing down of those tenement buildings and turning out the tenants as beneficial to all. I’m not sure of the exact tenement buildings that Stossel referred to, but there is a history of one tenement slum owner (slum because of rent-control and absurd tenant rights) that wanted to sell to Trump but could only do so if he agreed to let an eminent domain action proceed.

    So in at least one case it was owners and prospective buyers against tenants and the City of New York’s Department of Human Rights. Trump was not successful in that action.

    Trump pointed out correctly the hypocrisy of the GOP being so supportive of the Keystone Pipeline proceeding under eminent domain even though the pipeline is in private hands. It is not a public works project.

    I can understand the lack of understanding and confusion about eminent domain, and especially confusion about Donald Trump under a broad interpretation of eminent domain. He is a good guy and he supports values for property owners. On the other hand, he is willing to talk openly about using eminent domain against awful tenement buildings and the awful tenants that occupy them.

    So that’s my view for what it’s worth. One can take it or leave it. It’s certainly not a clean and clear subject.

  • Trump Gets Booed For Taking On GOP Donor Class

    02/06/2016 11:53:36 PM PST · 96 of 145
    Hostage to phothus

    The key thing to understand about him is he will never attack someone that has not attacked him first.

    In this case, she never attacked him. So he offered her twice the amount that had been previously offered. When his partners saw he was unsuccessful, they determined his approach was weak, and they went after her using their lawyer’s argument.

    He didn’t like that his partners thought he was weak and ineffectual, and that they had maligned him in the business society (local news reports). When they lost their lawsuit, it is said he received a communication via lawyers that his partners were going to sue him. They attacked him first, so he bankrupted them.

    When Donald loses out on a deal, he reacts emotionally and becomes frustrated. If his interest had been attacked, he will fight back with a vengeance. If he had not been attacked, he will walk away pissed. In this case, his partners refused to walk away but lost anyway, twice.

  • Trump Gets Booed For Taking On GOP Donor Class

    02/06/2016 11:15:48 PM PST · 89 of 145
    Hostage to phothus

    I saw that as well last year. I really make an effort to do my homework.

    The term ‘Trump’ means Trump Plaza Associates LLC, based in Atlantic City, now bankrupt. It was a partnership among people that Trump has called ‘sharks’. He describes them as ‘awful’, he did not like them then nor does he like now those that are still around.

    Trump himself had no drive to bring the lawsuit. That fact is found in the news reports. He had offered the homeowner near twice the previous offer which is not consistent with using eminent domain. The eminent domain action was the idea of his ‘awful’ partners.

    Partnerships are risky because the action of one bad apple can bring rot to tarnish others. That’s what happened here.

    Trump eventually took Trump Plaza Associates through Chapter 11 causing his ‘awful’ partners to lose their investments. He has said they knew what they were risking and he has no regrets at their loss. If he had not taken the partnership into Chapter 11, these ‘awful’ partners would have tried to attach his other holdings, he wasn’t going to let them get away with that.

    Trump is a good guy, he really is. But in the past, he’s associated himself with some of the sleazy elements of NY and NJ. That can’t be helped when doing business there.

  • Trump Gets Booed For Taking On GOP Donor Class

    02/06/2016 10:56:33 PM PST · 81 of 145
    Hostage to Undecided 2012

    It’s supported by news stories reporting on court filings and events from that time.

    Trump haters like to take old controversies and implicate him by association.

    He’s really an honorable guy though he sometimes expresses his emotion negatively when he loses out, when people are not reasonable. He’s walked away from plenty of deals where people would not accept his terms even when his terms were more than reasonable. He can’t understand why people are so stubborn when the business proposition is in their favor. But he never plans revenge, at least to my knowledge he never has. I believe it is because of the ethics left to him by his father because of what I’ve read and heard about his father Fred..

  • Trump Gets Booed For Taking On GOP Donor Class

    02/06/2016 10:32:14 PM PST · 67 of 145
    Hostage to phothus

    Your 3rd fact is false. He was not involved. The other developers brought the eminent domain action. They were not his “buddies”, they were people in the same business, some who were not liked by him.

    Your 4th fact is irrelevant because no one disputes her right to keep her property. What is relevant is that after she passed, her surviving family suffered because of her stubbornness. She missed an opportunity to take care of her family and lift them up a notch in life.

  • Trump Gets Booed For Taking On GOP Donor Class

    02/06/2016 10:14:07 PM PST · 60 of 145
    Hostage to phothus

    What you say is patently false. I know the case quite well and there is a lot of old factual information on the casae available on the internet that has existed before Trump was ever a candidate.

    I have posted the facts and links before, and other FR posters have corroborated them.

    He offered the property owner 100% more than any other offer (2 million). After she won her eminent lawsuit against other developers (not Trump), she refused to sell. When she passed away her family put her home on the market for 1 million but received no offers. They eventually sold for much less. It had nothing to do with Trump who was no longer involved in any of the developments in that area.

  • Barbara Bush on Donald Trump: 'I'm sick of him'

    02/05/2016 6:08:26 PM PST · 29 of 83
    Hostage to ObamahatesPACoal

    The Bish family is bored and needs to find something to do, so they run one of their own for Prez every election cycle because they really don’t know what to do with themselves.

    I mean, they sit around and think “well, what should we do today? Can we screw up a banking system somewhere? How about run one of us for Prez so we can have something to talk about?”

    Poor family, they have so much money but just nothing to sink their teeth into.

    Maybe Jeb can take a bakery course at the local community college and become a pastry chef?

  • Ted Cruz Schools ABC on ‘Dirty Trick’ Claim

    02/04/2016 7:17:16 PM PST · 107 of 128
    Hostage to altura

    You obviously haven’t done your homework.

    And because Cruz cheaters are continuing their BS, the story is not dying as it should.


    Try and do quality research to keep FR at a level that is admirable rather than resort to crap remarks.

  • Ted Cruz Schools ABC on ‘Dirty Trick’ Claim

    02/04/2016 5:28:28 PM PST · 96 of 128
    Hostage to SteveH

    Did you ever hear of an invention called the telephone?

    Get lost.

  • Trump won't rule out Cruz as VP pick

    02/04/2016 5:05:37 PM PST · 138 of 322
    Hostage to springwater13

    Donald declared in early December that he really liked Ted Cruz but was concerned about his poll numbers (they were about 5% at the time). And then he remarked that if Ted’s poll numbers ever approached his, that people shouldn’t be surprised that “I will have to declare war on him Ok?”.

    The entire slugfest in Iowa was brought on by Ted’s strong polling. It was for show.

    But I did not enjoy the show because it was lame. Birther attack was lame. Maniac in the Senate was lame. Inability to get along with scumbags like McConnell was lame.

    Donald’s attacks on Ted were predictable but the substance of those attacks was D-rated. I don’t know who he had advising him on the angle of attack against Cruz, but that person is a moron. Lawrence Tribe? Disgusting!

    Donald would have elevated himself if he simply distinguished how throughout his career he has been able to bring people together to get things done and that Ted, while a fine conservative and brilliant YOUNG man (Ted is only 44), hasn’t enough background at the negotiating table or a seasoned poker face to take on the world’s demons.

    He could have also pointed out that trusting people is dangerous and foolish as Ted trusted McConnell. Like Reagan, one must not trust alone, one must “trust but verify”.

    Finally, for the Iowa audience, he could have bonded the evangelical to him by saying that although he hasn’t always walked every step in life as pleasing to God, that he sought to always make up for it by making things better, by leaving friends and loved ones well-cared for, abandoning no one, bringing value to all his associates, that although not perfect he can be relied on for delivering on his promises and will only consider reneging if the other side shows bad faith.

    For Iowa I will give Ted Cruz a C+ for a good message but an unethical organization and for Donald Trump a D for poor substance.

    I never want to see Iowa 2016 again. If Iowa 2016 were a movie, I would walk out of the theatre and tell everyone I know and came in contact with to stay away and not waste their money.

  • Ted Cruz Schools ABC on ‘Dirty Trick’ Claim

    02/04/2016 1:40:47 PM PST · 92 of 128
    Hostage to PA-LU Student

    Yes it’s confusing. But the cheating in this case was willfully carried out by the Cruz campaign managers. They knew there was confusion and they chose to take advantage of it even though they had direct messaging from the Carson camp that clarified the situation BEFORE.

    The issue is not confusion, the issue is ethics and integrity. They knew the real story but they let the rumor play to their advantage. That’s the crux of the issue.

    I guarantee you Ronald Reagan and his team would never have stood for this. The second they heard that someone in their group lacked judgment and integrity, that person was gone.

    For democrats on the other hand, this is SOP.

  • Ted Cruz Schools ABC on ‘Dirty Trick’ Claim

    02/04/2016 1:34:51 PM PST · 91 of 128
    Hostage to CA Conservative

    You really think that among 1500 precinct captains for Cruz, who received false misleading information, would repeat verbatim the back and forth messaging taking place by principles? You really think they wouldn’t say Carson has “suspended his campaign”, “Carson is quitting”, etc.?

    The fact is the Cruz campaign chief is the same person who received the message from the Carson camp that clarified that Carson was in no way quitting, and yet he chose to forward the misinformation to the precinct captains and he also edited the message leaving out parts that would imply that Carson was merely going home to Florida. Yes, he edited it to favor his guy. He’s a scumbag period.

    Enough of this. Ted is now skating on thinner ice.

    Rubio is the real enemy going forward. Talk about scumbags, this guy epitomizes it.

  • Ted Cruz Schools ABC on ‘Dirty Trick’ Claim

    02/04/2016 12:53:28 PM PST · 87 of 128
    Hostage to CA Conservative; SteveH

    Get your heads out of your asses:


    The record is clear. Cruz has scumbags working for him.

  • Ted Cruz Schools ABC on ‘Dirty Trick’ Claim

    02/04/2016 12:50:36 PM PST · 85 of 128
    Hostage to CA Conservative

    This is all you get without doing the work yourself:



    The message to the Cruz precinct captains for each of the 1500 precincts was spun to Carson supporters that Carson was quitting the race.

    The timeline is clear. Cruz campaign knew before the misinformation was transmitted that Carson had no intention of dropping out.

  • Ted Cruz Schools ABC on ‘Dirty Trick’ Claim

    02/04/2016 12:41:10 PM PST · 81 of 128
    Hostage to SteveH

    Deace is a Cruz precinct captain defending the clear cheating that went on. But the message back and forth is on record and he can’t get away from that. He can try to evade it, but he can’t make it go away.

    The Cruz camp saw a golden opportunity to cheat in the confusion and revealed themselves to be scumbags. Now they are trying to BS their way out of it, and Deace as a politician is a BS artist. He knows how to lie and spin.

    The result is that Ted can no longer hold up a squeaky clean image because he has scumbags working for him. He should have fired his Iowa campaign chief and told Deace and others to cease and desist.

    No one can redo the caucuses, no one would be able to tabulate the precise damage done. Cruz walks away with a modest win in Iowa but a tarnished reputation, unless he was willing to set an example and discipline the cheaters. He would still be viewed the winner but also as a responsible candidate. Instead and unfortunately, He is attempting damage control by protecting the scumbags involved.

    Ted’s position is not one that anyone would trade for. He’s damaged regardless. But the damage to his integrity could have been minimized if he had announced he was going to get to the bottom of it and discipline those responsible. But NH is less than a week away and he finds himself in a jam and seeks to have people like Deace go on the offense with a BS line.

    In any event, this story will fade in a few days by news from NH, but Cruz admirers will be having a diminished view of the Cruz campaign.

  • Ted Cruz Schools ABC on ‘Dirty Trick’ Claim

    02/04/2016 12:25:06 PM PST · 74 of 128
    Hostage to CA Conservative

    The Carson camp said he would go home to Florida before moving on the NH. It was spun that he was ‘taking a break’, then it was spun that he was ‘quitting’.

    No matter, the Carson message to the Cruz camp was unequivocal in that he was not quitting, and this message was transmitted and confirmed by the Cruz campaign chief BEFORE the same chief decided to cheat and send the spun ‘quitting’ version direct to the 1500 precinct captains without even going through his staff.

    It’s very clear he saw an opportunity to take advantage of the confusion and in so doing revealed himself to be a scumbag.

  • Ted Cruz Schools ABC on ‘Dirty Trick’ Claim

    02/04/2016 12:19:46 PM PST · 71 of 128
    Hostage to PA-LU Student


    Look it up, research it, it’s all there. There is no excuse for not finding it if there is a sincere interest in finding it.

  • Ted Cruz Schools ABC on ‘Dirty Trick’ Claim

    02/04/2016 12:16:39 PM PST · 69 of 128
    Hostage to CA Conservative

    There are other messages on record by the Cruz camp that were sent to 1500 precinct captains AFTER they were informed the Carson rumor was false. They are caught red-handed and can’t get out of it.

    Helicondelta has a detailed post of all the facts and messages.

  • Ted Cruz Schools ABC on ‘Dirty Trick’ Claim

    02/04/2016 12:10:18 PM PST · 63 of 128
    Hostage to SteveH

    Already saw that and saw it was the fox calling his traipsing around the henhouse as an innocent stroll in the neighborhood. It would be laughable if it wasn’t serious.

  • Ted Cruz Schools ABC on ‘Dirty Trick’ Claim

    02/04/2016 12:07:57 PM PST · 60 of 128
    Hostage to caww

    The timeline shows clearly he (Cruz’ campaign chief) received the correction from the Carson campaign and went ahead with the misinformation not to staff members but directly to 1500 precinct captains.

    He can’t run away from that. Sorry but it’s on the record. He saw an opportunity to cheat, and he took it. He’s shown himself to be a scumbag.

  • Ted Cruz Schools ABC on ‘Dirty Trick’ Claim

    02/04/2016 12:00:18 PM PST · 54 of 128
    Hostage to SoConPubbie

    Cruz’ Iowa campaign chief received a message from the Carson campaign that the CNN report was not accurate, that Carson would continue on to NH and SC. This message was received BEFORE the misinformation was transmitted to the Cruz operatives. So they knew beforehand.

    But Cruz’ campaign chief went ahead and knowingly lied, and sent misinformation directly to 1500 precinct captains to inform Carson caucus goers that CNN reported Carson would be dropping out and to caucus with the Cruz caucus.

    Only 4 Carson caucus voters from each of the 1500 Iowa precincts were needed to put Cruz over the top of Trump. Many also went to Rubio.

    Cruz is now making an attempt at damage control spinning it was CNN that is culpable.

    I understand the pickle that Ted is in, but the people in his campaign do not appear to be the sort that can uphold the clean guy image that Ted wishes to project.

  • TIMELINE: How Cruz's Camp Spun A Ben Carson Hoax During The Iowa Caucuses

    02/04/2016 6:57:49 AM PST · 105 of 158
    Hostage to Fresh Wind

    They got the verification. They knowingly lied.

  • TIMELINE: How Cruz's Camp Spun A Ben Carson Hoax During The Iowa Caucuses

    02/04/2016 5:43:47 AM PST · 46 of 158
    Hostage to ETL

    Blaming CNN doesn’t cut it.

    The Cruz campaign management knew it was an error as the Carson campaign messaged them that it was not true before they sent the lie out to 1500 precinct captains.

    They knew it was an error, yet they still sent it out so that 1500 precincts would herd Carson voters in with the Cruz caucus.

    CNN started the rumor, the Carson campaign corrected the rumor, but the ground management ignored the message that it was an error. This is clear fraud.

    Not every voter was watching CNN. They were listening to precinct captains who were telling them that Carson was dropping out and to caucus with the Cruz people.

    It was clear fraud with a message timeline that confirms it.

  • TIMELINE: How Cruz's Camp Spun A Ben Carson Hoax During The Iowa Caucuses

    02/04/2016 5:37:22 AM PST · 45 of 158
    Hostage to Red Steel

    The details show clearly that Cruz’ top people knew they were twisting the facts to a fraud.

    Rather than send the messages to their staff members, they sent them to all 1500 precinct captains who announced to Carson supporters that he was dropping out and to caucus with the Cruz crowd.

    The fraud likely caused with just 4 voters per precinct (~6000) for Cruz to top Trump in vote counts.

    Ted Cruz likely knew nothing about it at the time but he is responsible for the ethical conduct of his top staff. Although he apologized, he refuses to take disciplinary action against his managers.

    This incident will be buried in the coming weeks but it marks a footnote on the character of the people around Cruz.

  • Hard feelings complicate Ted Cruz’s effort to consolidate evangelical support

    02/03/2016 8:39:07 PM PST · 49 of 52
    Hostage to bramps

    I don’t put up with lazy asses who are unwilling to make a few keystrokes and wait a few seconds to find the answers they seek.

    Get lost. You got one more shot to post to me and after that don’t post to me again.

  • Hard feelings complicate Ted Cruz’s effort to consolidate evangelical support

    02/03/2016 8:14:54 PM PST · 47 of 52
    Hostage to bramps

    You DEMANDED proof of the sincerity of his conversion when it’s so easy to find it with an internet search.

    Excuse me while I tell you to bug off! Do your own damned homework!

  • Hard feelings complicate Ted Cruz’s effort to consolidate evangelical support

    02/03/2016 4:34:08 PM PST · 43 of 52
    Hostage to doosee

    What part of SC?

  • Hard feelings complicate Ted Cruz’s effort to consolidate evangelical support

    02/03/2016 4:30:01 PM PST · 42 of 52
    Hostage to bramps

    There’s a video of the fine young man who was once close to being aborted. It changed Donald’s life and view on abortion. His wife Melania, coming from a more traditional pro-life culture had a great influence on him.

    Ordinarily, I’d post a link but you’re so disagreeable that I don’t feel at all obliged.

  • Hard feelings complicate Ted Cruz’s effort to consolidate evangelical support

    02/03/2016 2:21:50 PM PST · 14 of 52
    Hostage to doosee

    Trump had a genuine conversion to become pro-life.

    But Sanctorum also sees that Trump appears solidly to the blue collar voter, hence he is now behind Donald.

  • Message from a Santorum Delegate

    02/03/2016 2:18:06 PM PST · 22 of 26
    Hostage to Engraved-on-His-hands

    I preferred Sanctorum to McCain in 2012. But unfortunately, money is the mother’s milk of politics.

  • No, Cruz Didn't Win Iowa By Cheating. Here's Why Trump's Pushing That Narrative.

    02/03/2016 11:47:25 AM PST · 167 of 185
    Hostage to Lagmeister

    You miss the point.

    Heidi Cruz is not responsible for the boardroom of GS.

    GS is always hiring people that come with the right pedigree such as an Ivy League degree. Heidi fit the bill. She wasn’t politically aware enough to be privy to what goes on behind closed doors in the boardroom.

    I know some very fine engineers and managers who were with Enron. Believe it or not, Enron had divisions that were top of the line in service work. But to taint each and every employee of that bankrupt company with criminal conduct is beyond the pale. It is the same with GS. I am not going to judge every employee of GS as guilty by association.

    Heidi Cruz had nothing to do with Mortgage fraud. GS was one of many that is guilty on that issue but it’s a big company and the culprits have long since skated from justice. In any event, she had nothing to do with it.

    She is paid a NY Wall St salary and I agree that NY Wall St salaries are obscene. They are similar in San Francisco. The cost of living is through the roof in those places. Rents or mortgages are typically $15k to $25k a month and that does not buy a palace. A liquid net worth of $10 million in NYC is not wealthy. It is well-off but it’s not mover-shaker money. A salary of $600k per year after taxes will come to about $32k per month. Living in that stratum within those parameters is comfortable but it’s not in the league of Trump.

    Alright, that’s enough on this subject.

    The issue is Trump and Cruz. The media and their flying monkeys are having a field day watching these fighters attack each other. Cruz people should understand that a win against Trump is a loss to the media, and a loss to the media is a loss in the election.

  • Paul Ryan to Tea Party: "You are the problem"

    02/03/2016 11:25:23 AM PST · 70 of 86
    Hostage to headstamp 2

    No, they don’t want us to unite with them. They want us to bow down and submit to their rule.

    Remember Mississippi !

  • Paul Ryan to Tea Party: "You are the problem"

    02/03/2016 11:21:09 AM PST · 69 of 86
    Hostage to DeathBeforeDishonor1

    Ryan is disgusting. He should be run out on a rail.

  • Trump: "Ted Cruz Didn't Win Iowa, He Stole It;" Cruz Committed Voter Fraud

    02/03/2016 10:09:59 AM PST · 367 of 381
    Hostage to combat_boots

    I have witnessed two high-profile elections stolen in Washington State, mostly via absentee ballots.

    I’m just beginning to get clarity on the corrupt mess that is Iowa. Thankfully, they are not so important.

    The important result is that Cruz takes 8, Trump takes 7 and Rubio takes 6 delegates respectively. That’s a draw against the larger election.

  • 'An alternative exists': the US citizens who vowed to flee to Canada – and did

    02/03/2016 10:06:30 AM PST · 33 of 43
    Hostage to Don W

    I’m being a bit tongue-in-cheek here :)

    Like to rib my Canuck neighbors now and then to see if they can be emotionally engaged. But usually, their reaction is ....


  • 'An alternative exists': the US citizens who vowed to flee to Canada – and did

    02/03/2016 10:04:05 AM PST · 32 of 43
    Hostage to Bulwyf

    Alberta to Canada is like Texas to the USA. They really don’t lend themselves to a valid comparison :)

    That said, I still say Canadians are dull, dull, dull. Sorry but that’s da fax, except maybe Captain William Shatner :)

    OTOH Neil Young is a mess, he’s a weird duck for sure.

  • Trump: "Ted Cruz Didn't Win Iowa, He Stole It;" Cruz Committed Voter Fraud

    02/03/2016 10:00:09 AM PST · 362 of 381
    Hostage to Heart of Georgia

    > “I also have noticed many of the flamethrowers have recent signup dates, which should lead anyone to believe they’re here for the purpose of disrupting ... while others get caught up in it just because they want to defend their guy. Some are sleeper trolls, of course.”

    This is the way it’s always been on FR as I expect you are aware.

    It’s disturbing to see Cruz supporters rub their hands and smile as the media attacks Trump non-stop. It’s disturbing because the same media trolls will turn on Ted just as soon as they are done (if they’re ever done) with Donald.

    The media is OBVIOUSLY playing Donald and Ted against each other. They are loving it. They could not take down Donald themselves so they’re hoping Ted will do it for them, then they’ll go to work on Ted.

    This is why my prayers are that Donald and Ted are the ticket, because the media will be defeated, and it will follow that the Uniparty will be defeated.

    You will know that Donald and Ted have won when you see the Uniparty start saying they back Trump-Cruz and that they were always this way, but ... but ... they had to be fair to all candidates blah blah blah. It will happen, leftist scum never take responsibility and always try and attach themselves to a winner saying they were always for the winner. Then they sit and wait until they can grab power for themselves.

  • Trump: "Ted Cruz Didn't Win Iowa, He Stole It;" Cruz Committed Voter Fraud

    02/03/2016 9:51:55 AM PST · 359 of 381
    Hostage to editor-surveyor

    Such BS. You’re not doing Cruz any good here.

  • No, Cruz Didn't Win Iowa By Cheating. Here's Why Trump's Pushing That Narrative.

    02/03/2016 9:49:53 AM PST · 124 of 185
    Hostage to JediJones

    Oliver North did something very similar. I grinned when I learned of it, while simultaneously watching the democrats (and republican moderates) try to nail him to the wall.

  • 'An alternative exists': the US citizens who vowed to flee to Canada – and did

    02/03/2016 9:48:07 AM PST · 30 of 43
    Hostage to Don W; Bulwyf

    I have been to BC many, many times. Washington State and Alaska are in the same category.

    I was referring to the culture of the people, not the scenic wonders.

  • Trump: "Ted Cruz Didn't Win Iowa, He Stole It;" Cruz Committed Voter Fraud

    02/03/2016 9:46:15 AM PST · 354 of 381
    Hostage to editor-surveyor

    You’re full of BS projection.

    I have no ‘bitter rage’. But you would like to attach that to my objective perspective.

  • Trump: "Ted Cruz Didn't Win Iowa, He Stole It;" Cruz Committed Voter Fraud

    02/03/2016 8:58:38 AM PST · 327 of 381
    Hostage to Heart of Georgia

    Me too. But I will point out to people the nature of the persons behind Cruz. It’s not good, so they should not be surprised (if they read FR) when it becomes fully revealed.

  • Trump: "Ted Cruz Didn't Win Iowa, He Stole It;" Cruz Committed Voter Fraud

    02/03/2016 8:56:45 AM PST · 326 of 381
    Hostage to editor-surveyor

    Disagree. Trump is his own person. He tells it like it is and is not owned by anyone.

  • No, Cruz Didn't Win Iowa By Cheating. Here's Why Trump's Pushing That Narrative.

    02/03/2016 8:55:58 AM PST · 77 of 185
    Hostage to Lagmeister

    > “Heidi Cruz went to work for Goldman Sachs in 2005.”

    Doesn’t bother me in the least. GS is a company of tens upon tens of thousands of employees. She was a lower level manager who did well.

    Her membership in CFR is also not bothersome. CFR has a lot of members who are not ‘new world order’ or whatever.

    My sister is a reporter for a major national media outlet. She’s East-Cast, her company is East-Coast based. she’s a damn good reporter, ergo, there’s no mystery how she hooked up with them.

    Heidi did well in her career and she took the best opportunities of status and prestige that were available to her. Ted did likewise.

    Not all people on the East-Coast can see that GS, CFR and all the rest need to die for their culpability in assisting the demise of the US republic. They will in time, but they’re not there yet. In the meantime, the college kids think GS and all that are the creme de la creme, and they will follow their career paths into those places.

  • No, Cruz Didn't Win Iowa By Cheating. Here's Why Trump's Pushing That Narrative.

    02/03/2016 8:49:00 AM PST · 66 of 185
    Hostage to FreeReign

    Trump as a businessman, will take anyone’s money who is not a terrorist. And if they are a terrorist, he still might take their money but not deliver his end of the bargain.

    Your comment has no bearing on who is running the behind-the-scenes of the Cruz campaign.

    Trump and Soros was a real-estate transaction. It is not enduring, it was not political.

    Cruz’ campaign chief’s ties to Chertoff are political and are enduring. There is the key difference.

  • Trump: "Ted Cruz Didn't Win Iowa, He Stole It;" Cruz Committed Voter Fraud

    02/03/2016 8:42:11 AM PST · 310 of 381
    Hostage to svcw

    I never said YOU were dishonest. I said his campaign operatives, meaning people on the ground and in offices who operate and plan the day-to-day events.

    It is becoming clear they are unethical. That is likely due to some bad apples in positions of authority. But Cruz is responsible for those people.

    Cruz apologized to Carson for the tactic that was used. Carson responded “too little. too late”.

  • Trump: "Ted Cruz Didn't Win Iowa, He Stole It;" Cruz Committed Voter Fraud

    02/03/2016 8:38:47 AM PST · 303 of 381
    Hostage to Heart of Georgia

    He still has the raw stuff to inspire people to make America great again. Let’s pray he gets his groove back. I think he will.

  • Women Only Like Trump For His Money: Gloria Steinem

    02/03/2016 8:37:06 AM PST · 34 of 53
    Hostage to nickcarraway

    He did and he took very good care of them.

    It is not for us to judge what went on in these marriages.

    One clue is provided in the marriage to Ivana. He had lost his entire fortune in the S&L Crisis so much so that he was worth less than zero to the tune of hundreds of millions. It is reasonable to assume this had a disabling effect on his marriage.

    In any event, all of his children love and respect him, and his ex-wives are at peace with him. He took care of them all.

  • No, Cruz Didn't Win Iowa By Cheating. Here's Why Trump's Pushing That Narrative.

    02/03/2016 8:23:32 AM PST · 7 of 185
    Hostage to SubMareener

    Thanks for that info. Disturbing to see the close ties to Chertoff. Now the edifice of the Cruz campaign is becoming exposed further.

  • Trump: "Ted Cruz Didn't Win Iowa, He Stole It;" Cruz Committed Voter Fraud

    02/03/2016 8:21:16 AM PST · 285 of 381
    Hostage to svcw

    Millions? That’s another data point you reveal about yourself. You think you speak for millions of others.

    You have a lot of growing up to do, no matter what your age is now.