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  • Robert Kagan and other Neocons are Backing Hillary Clinton

    07/27/2016 7:21:32 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 57 replies
    The Intercept-Unofficial Sources ^ | July 25, 2016 | Rania Khalek
    AS HILLARY CLINTON puts together what she hopes will be a winning coalition in November, many progressives remain wary — but she has the war hawks firmly behind her. “I would say all Republican foreign policy professionals are anti-Trump,” leading neoconservative Robert Kagan told a group gathered around him, groupie-style, at a “foreign policy professionals for Hillary” fundraiser I attended last week. “I would say that a majority of people in my circle will vote for Hillary.” As the co-founder of the neoconservative think tank Project for the New American Century, Kagan played a leading role in pushing for America’s...
  • CFR Head: Don’t Reduce Immigration—Could Cause US Muslims to Become ‘Threatening’

    07/15/2016 6:05:54 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 59 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Want to see a textbook example of the kind of thinking that leads to the fall of civilizations? View the video of Richard Haass, President of the Council Relations on today’s Morning Joe. A clip was played of Donald Trump favoring a declaration of war and repeating his call for the restriction of Muslim immigration, in particular Syrian “refugees,” that we know little or nothing about. A hand-wringing Haass argued against “cutting down immigration” and other measures, because “our connections with entire populations and communities, our best measure of defense is making sure that people in these communities are working...
  • Gingrich 'actively lobbying' to be Trump's running mate: report

    07/10/2016 4:26:28 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 147 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/8/2016 | Harper Neidig
    <p>Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is reportedly on Donald Trump's shortlist of vice presidential candidates, is “actively lobbying” to be the presumptive nominee's running mate, sources told CNN Saturday.</p> <p>Gingrich said earlier this week that he would be inclined to accept an offer to be on the ticket if Trump asked him.</p>
  • Donald Trump meets Republican foreign policy guru Henry Kissinger

    05/18/2016 9:30:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | May 19, 2016 | David Lawler
    Donald Trump met Henry Kissinger, the former secretary of state and long-time foreign policy guru on Wednesday. Mr Kissinger is the latest in a string of policy experts sought out by Mr Trump as he looks to reassure the Republican establishment that he is not, as Hillary Clinton has described him, a "loose cannon". Mr Trump's "America First" foreign policy aligns in part with Mr Kissinger's realist approach, with both men emphasising US self-interest in dealings with other countries.
  • Video: Glenn Beck Continues Embarrassing Meltdown After Cruz Bumped From Race

    05/05/2016 8:48:26 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 94 replies
    American Journal ^ | 05-05-2016
    Anyone even slightly familiar with Glenn Beck, even his fans, have come to expect odd and embarrassing behavior on almost a daily basis from the Talk Host, but the past two weeks have been almost unbelievable unless you actually see it with your own eyes.
  • Trump’s Russia adviser Carter Page: Globalist entrepreneur [truncated]

    05/02/2016 3:39:42 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 13 replies
    New Zeal Shining the Torch For Liberty ^ | March 30, 2016 | Trevor Louden
    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has hired a Russian adviser with ties to a former Eastern Bloc oligarch and Russian intelligence infiltrated energy company, Gazprom. The hire in question is a globe-trotting 44 year-old American investment banker Carter Page, who has built a career on deals with Russia and its state-run gas company. Page’s resume includes a stint in the U.S. Naval Academy, working in arms control at the Pentagon and a fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Over his career, he’s earned three graduate degrees, including a PhD from SOAS University of London. In 2000,...
  • No, Ted Cruz was not ‘John Boehner’s lawyer’

    04/29/2016 11:23:34 AM PDT · by OneVike · 109 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 4/28/16 | Renee nal
    The media is working hard to convince you that they caught Ted Cruz in a lie about working with John Boehner. But they are the ones lying, as usual.During an interview hosted by Stanford in Government (SIG) and the Stanford Speakers Bureau, former House Speaker John Boehner referred to presidential candidate Ted Cruz as “Lucifer in the flesh.” He continued, “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”But Boehner did not “work” with Ted Cruz. Boehner only worked...
  • Heidi Cruz Breaks Silence On Affair Allegations (it's garbage that Trump planted)

    04/13/2016 2:16:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 124 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 13, 2016 | Jamie Weinstein
    Heidi Cruz is silent no more. Talking to Fox News' Megyn Kelly Tuesday night, the wife of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz spoke out for the first time about the National Enquirer story alleging her husband engaged in affairs with five different women. In the interview, Mrs. Cruz called the report "garbage" and accused Donald Trump of planting the story. "It's garbage. It's just garbage," she said on "The Kelly File." "This is another example of Donald Trump engaging in the politics of personal destruction, using his henchmen to go out and try to destroy others when he is losing. And...
  • Donald Trump’s HUGE admiration for Globalists

    04/10/2016 11:12:51 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 31 replies
    Trevor Louden ^ | April 9, 2016 | Renee Nal
    Many Trump enthusiasts cite Heidi Cruz’s stint with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where she advocated for the private sector, as an indication that presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz is a “globalist.” If Heidi Cruz’s connection to the CFR makes Ted Cruz a globalist (despite Cruz’s extensive record of aggressively defending U.S. sovereignty), any thinking Trump supporter would also want to take into account presidential candidate Donald Trump’s repeated and vocal admiration for CFR President Richard Haass. During the GOP debate in Detroit on March 3, Fox News anchor Bret Baier asked Donald Trump for “two or three names”...
  • Cruz: Look at Trump’s checkbook to see ‘New York values’

    04/07/2016 7:45:28 AM PDT · by McGruff · 108 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 06, 2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz defended his attacks on rival Donald Trump for embodying “New York values” at a campaign stop in the Bronx on Thursday, less than two weeks before the Empire State’s critical GOP primary. Cruz said that when he uses the term “New York values,” he’s referring to the “liberal Democratic politicians” whose policies “have been hammering the people of New York for some time.” The Texas senator ticked through a list of high-profile New York liberals and disgraced former officials from the state that he said have long been in the pocket of Trump. The billionaire...
  • Panama Papers Reveal Clinton’s Kremlin Connection

    04/07/2016 11:23:53 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 16 replies
    Observer ^ | 4-7-16
    The revelations of the so-called Panama Papers that are roiling the world’s political and financial elites this week include important facts about Team Clinton. This unprecedented trove of documents purloined from a shady Panama law firm that arranged tax havens, and perhaps money laundering, for the globe’s super-rich includes juicy insights into how Russia’s elite hides its ill-gotten wealth. Almost lost among the many revelations is the fact that Russia’s biggest bank uses The Podesta Group as its lobbyist in Washington, DC. Though hardly a household name, this firm is well known inside the Beltway, not least because its CEO...
  • Heidi Cruz at Ted Cruz Victory Speech

    04/07/2016 3:58:00 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 77 replies
    You Tube ^ | April 5,2016 | Ted Cruz
    link; Heidi at Ted's left hand throughout, cropped out until about 18:00 mark
  • Why Senator Jeff Sessions Did Not Endorse Senator Ted Cruz – Video

    04/03/2016 6:30:58 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 39 replies
    During a Fox News debate, Senator Ted Cruz was asked a direct question by Megyn Kelly about why didn’t Senator Jeff Sessions endorse him. Cruz artfully avoided answering and instead deflecting his response to falsely accuse Donald Trump of sending Hillary Clinton four campaign contributions in 2008. Senator Cruz never answered the question. So why doesn’t Senator Jeff Sessions support Ted Cruz? The answer is within this video:
  • Heidi Cruz: First Lady of the North American Union?

    03/30/2016 8:32:47 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    John Birch Society ^ | Mar 28, 2016 | Art Thompson
    Heidi Cruz: First Lady of the North American Union?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOx5WhDD75c JBS CEO Art Thompson's weekly news video update for March 28, 2016. In this week's Analysis Behind the News video, JBS CEO Art Thompson looks at the wife of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Art addresses Heidi Cruz's connections with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and her role in supporting the North American Union. What are Heidi's connections with the CFR and NAU? Watch the video to find out! John Birch Societyhttp://www.jbs.org/
  • What Every Voter Needs to Know About Ted Cruz(Video)

    03/26/2016 7:12:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 41 replies
    Next News Network ^ | Feb 18, 2016 | Gary Franchi
    The news report goes back in time documenting US history of international trade agreements starting from the time of Reagan administration who proposed a North American Common Market to current history. Fast Forward to November of 2004 when the Independent Task Force on the Future of North America is formed. Their focus is no longer trade and prosperity but security. Three private groups headed by the Council of Foreign Relations(CFR) and their respected organizations in Canada and Mexico. They claim in their own words North America is vulnerable on several fronts: the region faces criminal and terrorist security threats, increased...
  • Trump aide fulfills threat to 'spill the beans' on Heidi Cruz

    03/25/2016 11:59:15 AM PDT · by maggief · 134 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 25, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    An aide to Donald Trump on Friday fulfilled the businessman's threat to "spill the beans" on Republican presidential rival Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi. Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson rattled off a list of attacks three days after Trump first made the threat. "Spilling the beans is quite simple when it comes to Heidi Cruz," Pierson said in an interview with MSNBC's Steve Kornacki. "She is a Bush operative; she worked for the architect of NAFTA, which has killed millions of jobs in this country; she was a member on the Council on Foreign Relations who — in Sen. Cruz's own words,...
  • Trump's Dirty War Losing Steam: CRUZ Leads Fresh WI Poll -and Now Within 3 Points Nationally

    03/24/2016 3:21:28 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 156 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 March 2016 | Reaganite Republican
    And Trump's surely helping the cause, with unhinged cheap-shot attacks on Heidi Cruz- when this woman is 10,000x times more impressive than unintelligible prop Melania Trump will ever be... Alas, the pattern is well-established: Trump comes up with some dubious excuse to orchestrate a character assassination (that's already been elaborately planned), goes into a two day twitter frenzy disingenuously playing the victim in a crudely staged scene that's a mirror-image of the one the master projectionist is actually about to spring upon his latest mark. Then when Trump shifts into attack-mode, Drudge, Breitbart, paid bloggers and twitter trolls spread the false narrative/finish...
  • Task Force Report: North America Time for a New Focus

    03/22/2016 5:43:47 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 8 replies
    CFR Blog ^ | October, 2014 | General David Petraeus, et al
    A new CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, North America: Time for a New Focus, asserts that elevating and prioritizing the U.S.-Canada-Mexico relationship offers the best opportunity for strengthening the United States and its place in the world. "It is time to put North America at the forefront of U.S. policy," the report says. "The development and implementation of a strategy for U.S. economic, energy, security, environmental, and societal cooperation with its two neighbors can strengthen the United States at home and enhance its influence abroad." Chaired by David H. Petraeus, retired U.S. Army general and chairman of the KKR Global...
  • Donald Trump reveals foreign policy team in meeting with The Washington Post

    03/21/2016 11:20:02 AM PDT · by jennychase · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/21/2016 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    Donald Trump revealed part of his foreign policy advisory team and outlined an unabashedly non-interventionist approach to world affairs during a wide-ranging meeting Monday with The Washington Post's editorial board.
  • The Neocons Are Lying About Why They Hate Donald Trump

    03/21/2016 4:16:58 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 26 replies
    LewRockwell.com ^ | March 21, 2016 | Tom Woods
    Here’s your shocker for the day: The neoconservatives are lying. Now before I tell you how I figured that out — apart from the fact that their lips are moving — I need to begin by parrying any manifestations of Trump Derangement Syndrome. I do not support or endorse Donald Trump, who is not a libertarian and who appears to have no clear philosophy of any kind. He would no doubt do countless things that I would deplore. Just like all the other candidates, in other words. My point is not to cheer for him. My point is that the...
  • Will There Be a Brokered GOP Convention?

    03/20/2016 5:46:54 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 20 March 2016 | John F. McManus
    As the candidates for the Republican nod in the presidential race become fewer (down from 17 to 3 as we write), and the voters don’t seem to have made a clear choice, the possibility of a brokered convention has emerged.A “brokered” convention occurs when no candidate wins enough delegates in the primary/caucus contests to assure nomination on the first ballot. The decision then passes to convention delegates, something that hasn’t happened at a Democrat or Republican convention over the past 50+ years. When it does occur, the possibility exists that all primary/caucus results can legitimately be ignored by the delegates.Labeling...
  • Ted Cruz's New National Security Team Includes Establishment Insider Elliott Abrams

    03/18/2016 9:57:52 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 113 replies
    The New American ^ | 18 March 2016 | Warren Mass
    In a statement released on March 17, the campaign of presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced “a high-profile national security coalition that will advise Cruz (shown) on foreign policy issues.” The announcement spotlighted three members of the team — former Senator Jim Talent (R-Mo.), former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, and former Assistant Secretary of State Elliott Abrams.Of these, Abrams is the most problematic for constitutional conservatives, who are Cruz’s staunchest supporters, since Abrams is the very personification of the “Washington establishment” that Cruz has frequently condemned.The biographical information for Abrams offered in the Cruz announcement notes:Elliott Abrams was an assistant...
  • Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and the Establishment

    03/16/2016 4:35:17 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 16 March 2016 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Of the two top Republican contenders in the race to occupy the Oval Office, one is a wealthy, Ivy League-trained, self-professed outsider with substantial ties to a powerful New York banking behemoth, and the other one is Donald Trump.Donald Trump and Ted Cruz each claim the label of outsider and anti-establishment, yet even a cursory scan reveals that these "outsiders" are seeking the advice of a number of high-ranking, influential "insiders."We'll begin by looking at a couple establishment/neocon heavyweights who have Donald Trump's ear.First, the Trump campaign has named Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) the chairman of his National Security Advisory...
  • Overflow Cruz Crowd in Peoria ‘Never Sat Down’

    03/14/2016 6:18:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 200 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 14, 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Overflow crowds in Peoria greeted 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his third of five Monday rallies in Illinois the day before Tuesday's pivotal primary elections. Cruz commented that republican frontrunner Donald Trump "may be the one person on the face of the planet Hillary Clinton can beat in a general election" according to political reporter Rosie Gray. Cruz mentioned Cook County politics, garnering boos from the crowd in reference to Chicago, Illinois. He slammed Trump over donations to politicians such as the disgraced and imprisoned Rod Blagojevich, the Cook County Democratic Party, and Rahm Emmanuel....
  • John Kasich: Donald Trump’s Muslim ban ‘doesn’t represent what we are’

    03/13/2016 11:32:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 81 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/9/15 | Seth McLaughlin
    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Wednesday that Donald Trump’s call to ban most Muslims from the United States would weaken the nation and “doesn’t represent what we are.” “This is not what leads to a strong America,” Mr. Kasich said during an appearance at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. “We have never been strong by focusing on things designed to divided us.” -snip- Mr. Kasich also said that he is encouraged by how moderate Muslims have come out against the Islamic State terror group, or ISIS. “They have condemned aggressively the attacks all over the word,”...
  • How to Create an "Islamic Enemy"

    03/12/2016 11:49:21 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 March 1994 | William F. Jasper
    A blatant propaganda campaign is underway in the Council on Foreign Relations-dominated major media aimed at convincing Americans that "Islamic fundamentalism" is the new global threat we must prepare to battle. According to the managers of public opinion, the new Muslim threat is not only more sinister than any residual communist menace, but is probably more dangerous than communism ever was.It would, no doubt, strike the uninformed as very odd then to learn that the same Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) operatives in government and the media who are most loudly declaiming against the scourge of "militant" and "fundamentalist" Islam...
  • Ad Featuring James Dobson Says Ted Cruz’s Wife Will be the “Very First Pro-Life First Lady”

    03/12/2016 1:17:14 AM PST · by Sun · 81 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Mar 11, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    “His wife, Heidi, will be the very first pro-life first lady,” Dobson says in the TV ad, in which he also endorses Ted Cruz for president. The Federalist writer Gary Bauer said that his sources tell him that Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi, also is strongly pro-life.
  • (2005) Soros Shadow Party Stalks DeLay

    04/12/2005 1:48:32 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 161 replies · 5,681+ views
    FPM ^ | 12 APRIL 2005 | Richard Poe
    Soros Shadow Party Stalks DeLayBy Richard PoeFrontPageMagazine.com | April 12, 2005 On the day that Terri Schiavo died — victim of a court order condemning the brain-damaged woman to death by thirst and starvation — Representative Tom DeLay of Texas did what few politicians have the courage to do these days. He spoke his mind."This loss happened because our legal system did not protect the people who need protection most," DeLay told Fox News on March 31. "The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior." DeLay’s strong language worried some Republicans. They pointed...
  • Ted Cruz on Heidi Cruz and Council on Foreign Relations (CFR): A Conservative Serves?

    03/08/2016 9:34:11 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 35 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | November 17, 2015 | Maggie H. Villines
    Most of us are beginning to lean (not choose) toward a presidential candidate, one more than the other. None are without blemish, as they are all human. Ted Cruz has a solid record of conservatism, but his wife Heidi worked for the hated Goldman Sachs, resigning when her husband declared for the Oval Office. Mrs. Cruz was at one time, a member of the liberal, hated Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Freedom Outpost had an informative post and video in March 2015 on the Cruz’s and the CFR. The video and video transcription is the main interest here. The video...
  • Trump Threatens “North American Union” Scheme (Heidi Cruz - "I support the [CFR] Task Force")

    03/08/2016 8:13:20 AM PST · by xzins · 157 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | July 10, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    The liberal media and now, apparently, the chairman of the Republican Party, have objected to Trump’s comments about criminal aliens. In fact, what Trump has done is jeopardize a plan that goes way beyond mere amnesty for illegals, and which has been on the drawing board for more than a decade. Simply put, the plan is to submerge the sovereignty of the United States of America and politically integrate the U.S., Canada, and Mexico into a trilateral entity called the North American Union. The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) calls it a “North American Community,” ...It means open borders and...
  • Put North America First, CFR Task Force Recommends to U.S. Government (GoldmanSachs & Open Borders)

    03/08/2016 7:28:37 AM PST · by xzins · 107 replies
    CFR ^ | October 2, 2014 | Council on Foreign Relations
    A new CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, North America: Time for a New Focus, asserts that elevating and prioritizing the Canada-Mexico-U.S. relationship offers the best opportunity for strengthening the United States and its place in the world. "It is time to put North America at the forefront of U.S. policy," the report says. "The development and implementation of a strategy for U.S. economic, energy, security, environmental, and societal cooperation with its two neighbors can strengthen the United States at home and enhance its influence abroad." by David H. Petraeus, retired U.S. Army general and chairman of the KKR Global Institute,...
  • Council Of Foreign Relations: Building a North American Community. Task Force Member HEIDI S. CRUZ

    03/08/2016 6:52:28 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 98 replies
    cfr.or ^ | May 2005 | Council on Foreign Relations Press
    Building a North American Community Chairs: John P. Manley, Pedro Aspe, and William F. Weld Vice Chairs: Thomas P. D'Aquino, Andres Rozental, President, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, and Robert A. Pastor, Professor and Founding Director of the Center for North American Studies, American University Press Releases: English | French | Spanish Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations in association with the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales. North America is vulnerable on several fronts: the region faces terrorist and criminal security threats, increased economic competition from abroad, and uneven economic development at...
  • Trump Sides with The Council on Foreign Relations Against the U.S. Taxpayer.

    03/05/2016 5:07:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    “To me the (Cuba) embargo question is no question at all. Of course, we should keep the embargo in place.”  (Donald Trump June 25, 1999.)“I think its fine. I think its fine…The concept of opening with Cuba is fine..but we should have made a better deal.” (Donald Trump Sept. 8, 2015.)So what happened? What caused this “anti-establishment” Republican candidate to join hands on this issue with The Council on Foreign Relations, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, The Trilateral Commission, The Davos Group, The Organization of American States, The United Nations, the Congressional...
  • Video: Why Senator Jeff Sessions Did Not Endorse Senator Ted Cruz…

    03/05/2016 5:37:50 AM PST · by Amntn · 157 replies
    Consevative Treehouse ^ | 3/5/16 | Sundance
    During the debate last night Senator Ted Cruz was asked a direct question by Megyn Kelly about why didn’t Senator Jeff Sessions endorse him. Cruz artfully avoided answering and instead deflecting his response to falsely accuse Donald Trump of sending Hillary Clinton four campaign contributions in 2008. Senator Cruz never answered the question. So why doesn’t Senator Jeff Sessions support Ted Cruz? The answer is within this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Kstyj5BTcM
  • Globalist Insider Larry Summers: "Trump Is a Serious Threat to American Democracy"

    03/01/2016 5:57:58 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 68 replies
    The New American ^ | 01 March 2016 | William F. Jasper
    The title of the Washington Post op-ed wastes no time on subtlety: "Larry Summers: Donald Trump is a serious threat to American democracy." The March 1 opinion piece by Lawrence H. Summers accuses the Republican presidential front-runner of, among other things, being a "thug," a "demagogue," and a threat to "the rule of law" and "democracy," but feigns graciousness by opining that Trump is slightly better than Hitler and Mussolini on the thuggery scale."While comparisons between Donald Trump and Mussolini or Hitler are overwrought," says Summers, "Trump's rise does illustrate how democratic processes can lose their way and turn dangerously...
  • "Trump Must Be Stopped" Plead 'The Economist' And CFR As Financial Establishment Panics

    02/28/2016 1:11:38 PM PST · by Wilderness Conservative · 52 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2/28/16
    t's one thing for the republican establishment to throw up all over the candidacy of Donald Trump: frankly, the GOP has not been relevant as a political power ever since Boehner started folding like a lawn chair to Obama's every demand just around the time of the first US downgrade, and as such what the Republican party - torn apart and very much irrelevant as the best of the "establishment" GOP candidates demonstrate - thinks is largely irrelevant. However, when such stalwart titans of financial establishmentarianism as the Council of Foreign Relations and "The Economist", who until now had been...
  • "Trump Must Be Stopped" Plead 'The Economist' And CFR As Financial Establishment Panics

    02/29/2016 2:40:24 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/28/16 | Tyler Durden
    It's one thing for the republican establishment to throw up all over the candidacy of Donald Trump: frankly, the GOP has not been relevant as a political power ever since Boehner started folding like a lawn chair to Obama's every demand just around the time of the first US downgrade, and as such what the Republican party - torn apart and very much irrelevant as the best of the "establishment" GOP candidates demonstrate - thinks is largely irrelevant. However, when such stalwart titans of financial establishmentarianism as the Council of Foreign Relations and "The Economist", who until now had been...
  • Is Donald Trump A ‘Common Sense Conservative,’ Or Just Mostly Liberal?

    02/20/2016 4:34:45 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 118 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/19/2016 | Staff
    Ideology: Donald Trump now calls himself a “common sense conservative.” What does that mean? Based on positions he’s taken out so far, it appears that “common sense conservative” means siding with liberals like Bernie Sanders on a number of issues.
  • When did Free Republic posters turn on Ted Cruz?

    02/19/2016 6:03:16 PM PST · by hardspunned · 318 replies
    I've come to this site every day since Ted Cruz became a national political figure. Perhaps I'm just getting old with a failing memory but I can't recall any derogatory posts about Cruz until Donald Trump began his ad hominem attacks on him. I don't remember Freepers attacking him as he built a record in the senate. Can someone direct me to the threads and posts by the Freepers who now hate Cruz that were made prior to September of last year?
  • Cruz Electrifies South Carolina Conservative Convention: 'We Can't Get Burned Again'

    02/20/2016 12:36:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 145 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 19, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    ".....Cruz opened by stating that he tried to think about what Levin would tell him:"Ted, keep it short:defend the Constitution, repeal Obamacare, and kill the terrorists. And I've gotta say,that pretty much sums it up."...."Justice Scalia was an American hero..a lion of the law,he loved the Constitution,he loved freedom. I had the blessing of knowing Justice Scalia for 20 years...Justice Scalia, in three decades on the court,changed the arc of American legal history,singlehandedly shifted the Constitution and the interpretation of it back to the original understand,back to the text and words adopted by the framers. As Ronald Reagan was to...
  • No Love Lost Between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Supporters

    02/19/2016 10:49:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | February 19, 2016 | Trip Gabriel
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Speaking just six miles apart on Friday morning, Donald J. Trump and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas renewed their bitter personal feud, while their supporters echoed the candidates' language and themes - a sign that the bitterness between the two men has now seeped deeply into the feelings of voters. Mr. Trump called Mr. Cruz "the biggest liar I've ever seen," a line he has been pushing all week. Trump supporters, some of whom said they had once considered supporting the Texas senator, largely agreed with Mr. Trump's harsh assessment. "I'm very disappointed in Ted Cruz...
  • Rick Perry: Ted Cruz shaking up political class [Calhoun County SC]

    02/20/2016 3:55:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    The Times and Democrat ^ | February 17, 2016 | PRINCESS B. WILLIAMS
    ST. MATTHEWS - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz went to Washington to shake up the political class, not join it. "He is a courageous leader who went to Washington, D.C. to break up the Washington cabal. He went to Washington and did exactly what he said he was going to do," Perry said. Perry and former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith of New Hampshire campaigned for Cruz in Calhoun County on Wednesday. Perry was running for the Republican nomination for president, but dropped out and endorsed Cruz. The Republican presidential primary is Saturday. During a small...
  • Trump's Kryptonite

    02/18/2016 3:15:35 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | Feb. 18, 2016, at 2:20 p.m. | Jean Card
    <p>Watching presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz this week was like watching the bully's punch painfully hit the book the nerd had hidden in his jacket. It was fun to see.</p> <p>Bully in chief Donald Trump likes to throw litigious punches, and a lot of people are scared of them, understandably. Getting sued hurts. A lot. (Come to think of it, any form of bullying is pretty painful.) But we learned this week that Cruz can't be bullied by Trump.</p>
  • Cruz Says He Hasn't Attacked His Colleagues, Despite Attacking His Colleagues

    02/18/2016 2:34:55 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 127 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/18/2016 | SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
    During Wednesday night's CNN Republican Town Hall, Cruz was asked about his relationship with his colleagues. "From time to time, we see articles written in the paper or on television that you don't get along with some of the Republican senators--your colleagues in Washington. If you are going to have a problem with them, what are you going to say to them as president to get them on board so that we can get legislation passed?" In his answer, Cruz explained, "it's not that I speak with a lack of civility or respect, I mean you have seen in the...
  • MSNBC's Trump town hall falls to CNN and Fox News in the ratings

    02/18/2016 11:14:17 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 176 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/18/2016 | Hadas Gold
    MSNBC's choice to host Donald Trump in an exclusive town hall on Wednesday did not result in a ratings win against competitors CNN or Fox News. During the 8pm hour, when MSNBC's Trump town hall was up against CNN's GOP town hall (which kicked off with Ben Carson), it was actually Fox News that had the highest total viewers, with 2.3 million, despite the fact that "The O'Reilly Factor" was helmed by a guest host, Eric Bolling. MSNBC's Trump town hall had 1.4 million total viewers, while the first hour of CNN's three-part town hall had 2.05 million viewers. CNN...
  • Donald Trump's Record of Business Failures and Bluster

    02/18/2016 4:59:48 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 18 Feb 16 | J. Christian Adams
    Trump earns support from Americans who think he has a Midas touch and will use his business skills to fix the mess President Obama has created. But a closer look at Trump’s record reveals his success story is just that -- a story. How many of his supporters know about Trump University? Trump Air? Trump Vodka, Trump Steaks, Trump ties, or the United States Football League? Trump's business history reveals someone skilled at making money at the expense of other Americans while his businesses fail, and a man who will say almost anything about these failures. And his legacy of...
  • Trump, a Loser, Stiffs the ‘Ordinary Joe’

    02/18/2016 3:01:56 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 117 replies
    TAS ^ | 18 Feb 16 | Quin Hillyer
    South Carolinians ought to see through Donald Trump’s pose as a winner to recognize him as a repeated failure, and should ignore his pretense as a populist to see his long record of leaving ordinary Americans in the lurch. Trump won’t fight for American voters; he fights only for himself, and he loses more than he wins. Trump, who inherited hundreds of millions of dollars from his father, failed with Trump Steaks, failed with Trump Vodka, failed with the United States Football League, failed with Trump Air, failed with Trump Mortgage company, failed with his major companies’ four infamous bankruptcies,...
  • Over-the-Top Trump Pumping Garbage

    02/18/2016 3:29:32 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 34 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 February 2016 | Reaganite Republican
    Unbelievable how lame some of this stuff is...  seems infatuated people will believe anything. And the instant mob lynching of whomever  Trump tells them to is a bit scary, even Orwellian: Nice Photoshop uglifying... and psychopath now too? Goebbels -surely an inspiration- would have loved this one- just add greedy Jew nose Funny because Trump has such great hair, never any infantile tantrums More at Reaganite Republican
  • If Trump Didn't Like the Cruz 'Supreme Trust' Ad He'll Have Another Melt Down Over 'Donald's Choice'

    02/18/2016 1:43:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 99 replies
    Red State ^ | February 17, 2016 | Dan Spencer
    Donald Trump was so unhappy about the Cruz Campaign's "Supreme Trust" ad that he sent a "cease and desist" letter demanding that the Cruz campaign immediately stop running the ad featuring Trump currently running in South Carolina. During an epic press conference Sen. Ted Cruz rejected Trump's frivolous demands. In its response the Cruz campaign said the ad is not an attempt to mislead the public: The objective of the ad is precisely the opposite - to provide the voters of South Carolina with important and accurate information so that they can make an informed decision when they go to...
  • Ted Cruz's True Record on Military Funding and National Security Is Unassailable

    02/18/2016 12:42:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 16, 2016 | Jim Bridenstine
    As a military pilot and veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, I am proud that this week Ted Cruz showed us again why he is the candidate best qualified to be commander-in-chief. Yesterday he laid out a serious, detailed plan for a Reagan-style rebuild of our military that will enable us to utterly defeat the radical Islamic terrorists who have vowed to destroy us. Senator Cruz understands that the essence of "peace through strength" is having the strength to maintain peace, and he's ready to do this hard work. I am proud to have endorsed him and will be...