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  • Trump Was Half-Crazed, But Does Anyone Care?

    02/14/2016 3:52:35 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 103 replies
    National Review ^ | February 14, 2016 | Rich Lowry
    I feel like we’re back in the pre-Iowa period when no one could figure out whether Donald Trump skipping the Iowa debate would hurt him–by the normal rules, of course it would hurt him; by the Trump rules, it wouldn’t make a difference and maybe even help (by demonstrating strength). By the normal rules, Trump embracing a blood libel about George W. Bush (he knew there were no WMD in Iraq), saying Planned Parenthood does great things, and often swinging wildly and angrily would hurt him a week out from a primary in Bush-friendly, hawkish, socially conservative South Carolina. But...
  • Supreme Court is a game changer

    02/14/2016 2:59:47 AM PST · by ebmiller · 20 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 2/14/16 | Ebmiller
  • America asks: Why are people booing at the GOP debate?

    02/13/2016 10:50:40 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 71 replies
    WND ^ | 2/13/2016
    Question spikes on Google Trends by 1,400% in 1st hour. Something huge happened at Saturday's GOP debate and once again it had a lot to do with Donald Trump: People were booing. A lot. So much in fact, it even caused a huge spike in search traffic on Google. According to Google Trends, search interest in "why are people booing" spiked by an incredible 1,400 percent in the first hour of the debate on CBS.
  • Trump and Cruz MUST call a truce (Vanity)

    02/14/2016 12:39:42 AM PST · by Angels27 · 35 replies
    2-14-16 | ME
    First off I am for Ted Cruz. Secondly, for quite a while, I couldn't fathom voting for Trump as I can't get myself to trust he is for real. But, I do appriciate the war against the GOPe that Donald Trump did instigate. Not even Ted Cruz could have instigated such an attack against the forces that seek to destroy us. Trump single handedly took down the GOPe golden child Jeb! least until last nights debate. Now I know the audience was mostly stacked by the South Carolina GOPe so that's why Trump and Cruz were booed a lot...
  • Idaho Republican presidential primary tough to predict

    02/14/2016 12:05:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Idaho Press-Tribune ^ | February 14, 2016 | Randy Stapilus
    The New Hampshire presidential primary seems to have set the shape of the Republican contest for some time to come, bringing into focus some questions awaiting Idaho's Republicans. And for Idaho's many establishment Republicans, those may be eerie questions. (I'll get to the Democrats later.) This year's Republican nomination battle is far more splintered in Idaho than it has been for many years. Four years ago, the establishment was solidly behind Mitt Romney, and until he dropped out in 2008 he had strong backing then as well. George W. Bush had the Idaho establishment firmly in his corner the two...
  • The anybody-but-Cruz-or-Trump move is coming soon

    02/13/2016 11:15:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2016 | Brent Budowsky
    Get ready for major Republican officials and large donors to begin a campaign to unite behind an alternative to presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and put intense pressure on two of the leading center-right candidates to drop out of the race before the Super Tuesday GOP voting. Today, the GOP establishment is in total disarray. There is a fair chance that the two top candidates in the South Carolina primary will turn out to be Cruz and Trump battling for first and second place with the center-right alternatives coming in distant third, fourth and fifth places...
  • Donald Trump, Ted Cruz Campaigns Bash RNC for Stacking Audience with Pro-Amnesty Donor Class

    02/13/2016 11:11:00 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/1/16 | Matthew Boyle
    Repeatedly throughout the debate, the audience cheered as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his protegéSen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) consistently and repeatedly made the case to grant amnesty to illegal aliens, while the audience oddly booed both Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as they made eloquent cases against amnesty. “I don’t think it’s representative of the people of South Carolina,” Lewandowski added. “Those who don’t have the resources to give large sums of money to the RNC didn’t get a ticket here tonight and that’s a shame on the RNC.” Trump’s campaign was hardly the only one upset with...
  • Ted Cruz Fires Back at Marco Rubio in Spanish at Republican Debate

    02/13/2016 8:37:52 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 79 replies
    Time ^ | February 13, 2016 | Maya Rhodan
    The Texas Senator had some words in Spanish for Marco Rubio Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz got into a heated exchange about immigration reform at the Republican presidential debate on Saturday—with Cruz firing back in Spanish in an attempt to get in the last word.Cruz had again accused Rubio of supporting “amnesty” in the U.S. Senate, accusing the junior Senator from Florida of saying so in an interview on the Spanish-language television network Univision.That’s when things got nasty—and bilingual.“I don’t know how he knows what I said on Univision because he doesn’t speak Spanish,” Rubio retorted.Cruz then responded in...
  • Ted Cruz to rally in Florence

    02/13/2016 8:30:30 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies ^ | Feb 13, 2016 5:22 PM PST | Kelly Matter
    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Ted Cruz is expected to rally in Florence on February 15, at 6 p.m. According to, Cruz will take the hot seat at 6 p.m. at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing & Technology, located at 1951 Pisgah Road. Cruz was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012. Prior to that he served as the Solicitor General for the state of Texas and practiced law. Cruz spoke at the Springmaid Beach Resort in January and talked on terrorism, "We will not bargain with terrorists, we will not negotiate with terrorists," said Cruz.
  • Send in the Clowns – Republican Debate Number 6,790

    02/13/2016 8:27:52 PM PST · by pboyington · 11 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 13, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    What’s a Saturday night without a Republican clown show? The six, count ‘em, six presidential contenders minus Jim Gilmore and Rick Santorum (LOL) were all dressed alike in dark blue suits from the Joseph Bank by one suit, get 500 free sale; complete with blue dress shirts, red ties, and US flag pins you get at the Bob’s Big Boy cash register next to the toothpicks. Trump – El Trumpo came out swinging like Al Capone brandishing a Louisville Slugger at a Cosa Nostra all you can eat buffet dinner. He napalmed Bush 43, blaming W for letting 9-11 happen,...
  • Watch Debate Moderator Attack Ted Cruz Over His CORRECT Scalia Answer (VIDEO)

    02/13/2016 8:15:57 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 30 replies
    RedState ^ | February 13th, 2016 at 09:55 PM | Jay Caruso
    This was amazing. John Dickerson is supposed to be the debate moderator and instead he starts getting into a debate with Ted Cruz regarding the appointment of Supreme Court justices during an election year.Cruz rightly pointed out it’s been precedent for 80 years not to do this. Dickerson then started arguing with Cruz about when Justice Anthony Kennedy was appointed and confirmed. Watch this:WATCH HERE!Dickerson said he wanted to get the “facts” out there. There’s only one problem.Cruz was right. Anthony Kennedy was nominated in November 1987. He was confirmed in 1988.
  • Ted Cruz and Ben Carson: Next president should name Scalia replacement

    02/13/2016 8:08:15 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, February 13, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin
    Sen. Ted Cruz, a 2016 GOP presidential contender, said that a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia should be made after President Obama’s successor takes the oath of office.The news of Scalia’s death quickly spilled over onto the campaign trail, where Republicans praised him and offered his family their condolences.Mr. Cruz called Scalia “an American hero” on Twitter and made the case against Mr. Obama having the chance to push forward a replacement.“We owe it to him & the Nation, for the Senate to ensure that the next president names his replacement,” Mr. Cruz said.Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson made...
  • Cruz and Carson Talk Faith and Religious Liberty at Winter Jam

    02/13/2016 8:01:12 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    RedState ^ | February 13th, 2016 at 12:00 PM | Dan Spencer
    Sen. Ted Cruz was the opening act of a Christian rock concert packed with 14,000 evangelicals Friday night, as the Republican presidential candidates descended on Greenville, South Carolina ahead of Saturday’s CBS GOP debate.Philip Rucker, a national political correspondent for The Washington Post, reports that Winter Jam is a touring, four-hour show featuring born-again Christian rock and rap artists that performed at Greenville’s Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Friday night: For any Republican politician, this was a captive and prized audience. Evangelical Christians are an especially influential voting block in South Carolina, especially in the Greenville area, known as the...
  • Could Justice Antonin Scalia’s Death Lead to a Constitutional Crisis?

    02/13/2016 7:57:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Slate ^ | February 13, 2016 | Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent.
    ust five minutes after the San Antonio Express-News broke news of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death, Conn Caroll, communications director for Utah Republican Mike Lee, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said this on Twitter: "What is less than zero? The chances of Obama successfully appointing a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia?" Just 30 minutes later, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz chimed in to say the same. "Justice Scalia was an American hero. We owe it to him, & the Nation, for the Senate to ensure that the next President names his replacement," he said on Twitter. National...
  • When campaign surrogates fumble the message

    02/13/2016 6:46:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 13, 2016 | Tal Kopan
    Sometimes, a well-placed surrogate can be just the lift a campaign needs. But sometimes, they fumble the ball, sending their candidate scrambling. That's been the case often on the presidential campaign trail this year, with candidates' advocates sometimes creating sideshows campaigns have to rush to squelch. Sen. Marco Rubio has felt the sting of major endorsers doing more harm than good. Shortly after he dropped out of the race last week, Rick Santorum turned around and threw his weight behind the Florida Republican. But then the former Pennsylvania senator struggled to name a single Rubio accomplishment in an MSNBC interview,...
  • Unbelievable ARG SC Poll

    02/13/2016 4:41:10 PM PST · by dlt · 51 replies
    American Research Group website ^ | 2-13-16 | American Research Group
    South Carolina Likely Republican Primary Voters Feb 12-13 Trump 35% Kasich 15% Rubio 14% Cruz 12% Bush 10%
  • Terrifying Ted and His Ultra-Conservative Vision for America

    02/13/2016 4:03:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Rim Country Gazette ^ | February 5, 2016 | Garry Leech
    Perhaps nothing captures the imperialist arrogance of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz more succinctly than his campaign's statement declaring, "What is best for America is best for the world." In addition to the obvious fact that billions of people around the world might disagree with Cruz on this point is the fact that it is not at all clear that the Republican presidential candidate's proposed policies are even best for most Americans. But given his victory this past week in the Iowa caucus, Cruz's ultra-conservative views can no longer be ignored while mainstream and progressive pundits busy themselves dissecting the...
  • There Is Only ONE Candidate We Can Trust To take On A Leftist Court

    02/13/2016 3:19:03 PM PST · by OneVike · 126 replies
    Vanity | 2/13/16 | OV
    There is but one candidate running for POTUS that has the knowledge and fortitude to take on a Leftist Supreme Court. We can bicker and fight all day long about why every candidate has the best chance at defeating Hillary, or fixing the country, but when the rubber meets the road there is only one who we all know has a record of defeating the leftists in court. TED CRUZ! If every Freeper does not get behind him, and Donal Trump wins, then do not bitch and complain when in 4 years from now a 7-3 or 8-2 leftist Court...
  • Ted Cruz: Honor Justice Scalia By Preventing Obama From Choosing His Replacement

    02/13/2016 3:13:52 PM PST · by Biggirl · 99 replies ^ | February 13, 2016 | Jordan Schachtel
    GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), following the tragic death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, pledged to honor his name by asking his followers to help prevent Barack Obama from nominating his replacement to the nation’s highest court.
  • SEC primary update: If you thought Iowa was friendly to Ted Cruz, try the South

    02/13/2016 2:59:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 11, 2016 | Jim Galloway
    SEC-wide: Georgia, Alabama, Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas and Oklahoma all have higher proportions of evangelicals than Iowa. That bodes well for Ted Cruz. (Washington Post) Texas: The University of Houston will host a Feb. 25 GOP president debate, televised by CNN. The host and broadcaster had been in flux, and the event was moved back one day. (Texas Tribune) The mother of Sandra Bland, a Texas woman who died in police custody in a case that made national headlines, will campaign with Hillary Clinton in Chicago. (Associated Press)
  • Carpenter: The GOP Debate Stakes for Saturday Night

    02/13/2016 10:17:12 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | Amanda Carpenter
    Then there were six.Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, and Donald Trump will all meet on Saturday night in Greenville, South Carolina for CBS’s GOP presidential primary debate, a week before Palmetto State voters declare a victor.Rubio has the most to lose after suffering devastating blows in the last debate delivered by Chris Christie, who dropped out of the race on Thursday; but that’s not the only dynamic to watch for during the debate tomorrow. Rubio has promised supporters in no uncertain terms that he’ll never perform that badly again, almost baiting his other rivals to...
  • Immigration News: Ted Cruz's Newest Bill Boosts ICE Agents to Enforce Laws

    02/13/2016 9:52:21 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 81 replies
    Latin Post ^ | Feb 12, 2016 | Michael Oleaga
    While not on the campaign trail, Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is still a working U.S. senator, and he introduced legislation on Wednesday to help federal immigration agents. ICE Support Along with Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Cruz introduced the "ICE Agent Support Act of 2016" (S. 2538). The bill would give the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the "necessary resources" to enforce U.S. immigration laws. The bill would allow ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations, or ERO, to receive "substantial revenue" from penalties and fines from immigrants. The bill would...
  • CNN's Avlon Mocks Cruz As Not 'Effective' or 'Charming,' Costello Laughs

    02/13/2016 9:44:40 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 11, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Thursday morning's CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello, CNN political commentator and Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon used praise for Ted Cruz's ads and social media campaign to take an underhanded swipe at the GOP presidential candidate by suggesting that, unlike the ads, he is not "effective" or "charming." His jab at Cruz inspired laughter from host Costello as she mildly chided him for being "kind of harsh." The exchange came at 10:21 a.m. ET during a discussion of a Cruz campaign ad using humor to attack Donald Trump over the issue of his past...
  • Cruz TV ad uses 'self help' spoof to slam Rubio on 'amnesty'

    02/13/2016 9:37:57 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | February 11, 2016 | Serafin Gomez
    EXCLUSIVE: The battle of the senators is back in full force. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is releasing a tough new TV ad in South Carolina that targets rival Sen. Marco Rubio on the contentious issue of illegal immigration – featuring people at a faux “self help” session lamenting their past support of the Florida senator. The 30-second commercial is part of a six-figure ad buy in the Palmetto State ahead of the Feb. 20 Republican primary. The ad, titled "Self Help," mimics a 12-step group setting, showing people sitting in a circle of folding chairs in a dark...
  • Cruz and Trump poised for the ugliest debate yet

    02/13/2016 9:32:01 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 115 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/12/16 11:46 PM EST | Katie Glueck and Ben Schreckinger
    These rivals are itching for a fight as South Carolina settles into a two-man race. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump enter Saturday's debate locked in a two-man race for South Carolina, and to prepare, both have gone full negative.After splitting the first two votes, the New York billionaire has relentlessly hammered away at Cruz on everything from his campaign's tactics to what Trump sees as the Texan's character flaws. And on Friday, Trump warned that he has standing to sue Cruz over questions of his birth and constitutional eligibility to serve in the White House."If @tedcruz doesn't clean up his...
  • Chuck Todd Whines About Ted Cruz’s Office Space/Hillary Ad (VIDEO)

    02/13/2016 9:19:37 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies
    RedState ^ | February 13th, 2016 at 09:42 AM | Jay Caruso
    It has long been the conventional wisdom that Republicans and conservatives just don’t “get it” with respect to popular culture. It was actually a relatively fair critique as Republicans often railed about popular culture and attempting (incorrectly) to blame it on the downfall of society. It paid, electorally, to shun and mock mainstream pop culture rather than engage and embrace it.However, with a new generation of Republican leaders taking over positions of power across the country, that has changed. Senator Marco Rubio can comfortably talk to TMZ about hip-hop music, Republican politicians are happy to go on late night talk...
  • REPORT: Ted Cruz Entered US Illegally in 1974

    02/13/2016 9:12:01 AM PST · by Dana1960 · 603 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. a retired colonel with 29 years of experience in the US Army Reserve, argues that Senator Ted Cruz entered the United States illegally as a child in 1974. His parents failed to file a CRBA form which is required by US law. Ted’s parents did not fill out the required form until 1986.
  • Beating Trump in Debate (NRO Delusional with Rage)

    02/13/2016 7:23:01 AM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 162 replies
    I have a little bit of advice for Cruz and Rubio tomorrow when it comes to defeating Trump. Some of the advice is tactical, but the more important advice is strategic. Attack Trump early, relentlessly, on everything, and never, ever stop. The tactical advice is that you should stop saying that Trump is for single-payer. That is too bloodless. Say that Trump was for a government-owned, and government-rationed, health care monopoly. Also try to work in the argument that Trump would give us the corruption of the Clintons with the huge government of Bernie Sanders. Read more at:
  • Cruz Attacks Rubio On Planned Parenthood

    02/13/2016 6:58:14 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/12/2016 | Burgess Everett
    GREENVILLE, S.C. - Ted Cruz unleashed a blistering attack on Marco Rubio's record on Planned Parenthood in front of hundreds of conservative voters at the Faith and Family Presidential Forum on Friday, insisting that his Senate colleague did not stand with him last fall as he sought to strip funding for the women's health care organization in a spending bill. There is little daylight between Cruz and Rubio regarding their disdain for Planned Parenthood. But Cruz is seeking to cast Rubio as weak-kneed and unwilling to stand behind the Texas senator's 2015 strategy to defund the women's health organization. The...
  • The Best Hope for the Republican Establishment? Ohio and Florida

    02/12/2016 1:37:47 PM PST · by RC one · 5 replies ^ | • 02/12/16 2:39pm | Ross Barkan
    Tuesday night in New Hampshire went as well for Donald Trump as anyone could’ve possibly imagined. He won big, and the Republican establishment clearly lost. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, were all given enough reason to remain in the primary, prolonging a bitter fight to become the true counterweight to the billionaire real estate developer and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, an insurgent reviled by his Senate colleagues. Rubbing Mar-a-Lago sand in the open wound, the establishment’s best hope, the former Tea Party darling Rubio, polled behind Mr. Bush...
  • Amy Lindsey talks to CNN's Jake Tapper in her first TV interview. (Ted Cruz ad)

    02/13/2016 6:38:01 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/12/16
    Video @ link
  • Trump versus Cruz (Saturbray)

    02/13/2016 6:24:41 AM PST · by bray · 141 replies ^ | 2/13/16 | bray
    2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward. This is the greatest election ever and it is only just begun. We have the outsiders completing the work the Tea Party had begun and Moscow on the Potomac has no idea what is about to hit them. When you look at the two Parties you have one which is being headed by some old as dirt Leninists...
  • St. Valentines Day Massacre. What Candidates Must Do to Win the Debate and South Carolina

    02/12/2016 4:37:14 PM PST · by MLL · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 12, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    Tomorrow night marks the only Republican debate scheduled before the crucial South Carolina primary. Donald Trump has all the momentum going in; Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)is considered a strong challenger; Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)faces a steep comeback after imploding in New Hampshire; former Florida Governor Jeb Bush continues to squawk about his supposedly revivified campaign; Ohio Governor John Kasich will put in a showing in South Carolina, but has already largely conceded the primary; Ben Carson is hanging on for no apparent reason other than to grow his database. The only poll out of South Carolina following New...
  • New Jeb Bush ad trashes "suck up" Cruz, "robot" Rubio, "McCain bashing" Trump

    02/12/2016 6:04:37 PM PST · by springwater13 · 41 replies
    He hits 3 people in this new ad. Desperate.
  • Ted Cruz: ‘I’m Not Running to be Pastor-In-Chief’

    02/12/2016 6:26:04 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/12/2016 | MICHELLE FIELDS
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) hit back at critics who say that his tone is overly religious by assuring them that he's "not running to be 'Pastor-In-Chief." In an interview with CBN, Cruz said that a president shouldn't act as a pastor, and that if he becomes president he will, "be a president of everybody, president of every faith..." "I'm not running to be 'Pastor-In-Chief.' It is not the calling of a political leader to deliver the salvation message. That is the calling of us as believers, it's the calling of a pastor but it's a different role...
  • Cruz: Trump May Owe ‘Billions’ in Loans to Big Banks (Feb 1 article)

    02/12/2016 8:27:07 PM PST · by TBP · 173 replies
    When Donald Trump heard that Ted Cruz had taken out a loan from Goldman Sachs (against his own investments, by the way), he lashed out at his rival. The loan proved that Cruz was owned by the banks! He could not be trusted! He'd just do Goldman's bidding! Oh my, how terrible! Yes, Cruz was clearly a crony of the big banks. This criticism caused the Cruz campaign to study Trump's own finances a bit. What they've discovered is downright shocking: Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz on Sunday said GOP front-runner Donald Trump owes “hundreds of millions or even billions”...
  • Texas newspaper endorses Kasich over Cruz

    02/12/2016 9:06:16 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/12/2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    The Dallas Morning News on Friday endorsed Republican presidential candidate John Kasich over home-state rival Ted Cruz for the GOP nomination. "As much as we'd like to see a Texan in the White House, we fear that Cruz's brand of politics is more about disruption than governing and threatens to take the Republican Party to a dark place," editorial members of the influential Texas newspaper wrote. "As we've written before, continuing obstructionist paths might excite primary voters, but it won't benefit the nation or the conservative cause," they added. Editors of the Dallas Morning News wrote that state-level public servants...
  • Coulter's W&L mock convention speech

    02/13/2016 2:41:11 AM PST · by tgdunbar · 32 replies
    Facebook ^ | 02/12/2016 | Ann Coulter
    As Miss Coulter explains in her Washington and Lee University Mock Convention speech: Immigration, Immigration, Immigration
  • Cruz attacks Rubio on Planned Parenthood: NRTL calls Cruz attacks on Rubio on PP "misleading"

    02/12/2016 10:35:16 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/12/2016
    Ted Cruz alleged Marco Rubio did not want to use Congress's "constitutional authority to defund Planned Parenthood." The National Right to Life, one of the chief arbiters of social issues in GOP politics, quickly stepped in to back Rubio and called Cruz's Friday remarks "inaccurate and misleading." "Marco Rubio voted to defund Planned Parenthood before Ted Cruz ever got to the U.S. Senate. Since Ted Cruz joined the U.S. Senate, both he and Sen. Rubio have voted the same on every roll call that National Right to Life regards as pertinent to defunding Planned Parenthood," said Carol Tobias, president of...
  • Politico: Trump Freezes Establishment Mega-Donors in Place

    02/12/2016 11:19:40 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/12/2016
    Some of the biggest Republican donors, who collectively have contributed tens of millions of dollars to shape the presidential race, are tightening their purse strings out of frustration with their inability to boost their favored candidates, or to slow Donald Trump. Rather than continuing to write huge checks to support the cluster of establishment candidates jockeying to emerge as the leading alternative to Trump, a billionaire real estate showman roundly despised by the GOP elite, these donors have mostly retreated to the sidelines. They're watching anxiously, hoping that the field sorts itself out, according to interviews with a half dozen...
  • Mitchell and Todd Appalled By Cruz's 'Vicious' Office Space Parody

    02/12/2016 11:00:23 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 82 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 12, 2016 | Scott Whitlock
    MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd were appalled by a new Ted Cruz commercial attacking Hillary Clinton, labeling it “vicious” and “rough.” The campaign spot parodied the 1999 cult classic Office Space, showing “Hillary Clinton” angrily destroying a computer hard drive.  After playing a clip, a disgusted Chuck Todd condemned, “That was a little rough. That was a little uncomfortable to watch.” Todd added, “That looked vicious” and suggested the commercial crossed the line.  Mitchell lectured, “First of all, Ted Cruz is not running against Hillary Clinton yet. And I just think the parody is great in politics,” but “I'm...
  • 5 Major Reasons Rand Paul Supporters Should Back Ted Cruz

    02/12/2016 10:51:01 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies ^ | Feb 12, 2016 | Rob Knowles
    As a member of several libertarian-leaning social media groups, I see a lot of staunch support for the libertarian’s libertarian, Rand Paul. Unwavering in their support, even after he dropped out of the race, many Paul supporters seem to dislike Ted Cruz intensely. I’m not sure where this comes from–given Cruz’s record of defending constitutional liberties–but in this piece, I’d like to make an argument as to why libertarians should lend their support to Ted Cruz this primary cycle.Ted Cruz stood firmly against Net Neutrality Few people understood–or understand–what net neutrality means, but Jeffrey Dorfman explains the argument against net...
  • What Heidi Cruz Said About Ted That Has Liberals Steamed

    02/12/2016 10:31:28 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 51 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 9:00AM EST 2/12/2016 | Bob Eschliman
    An appearance earlier this week by Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi, has the liberal media practically losing its collective mind.Heidi Cruz appeared Tuesday afternoon on The Vince Coakley Radio Program, a weekday show on WYRD-FM "Word 106.3" in Greenville, South Carolina. Although the station is standard conservative talk radio, Coakley is an ordained minister who frequently talks about matters of faith on his show.His official biography reads: "Vince is a voice for personal, spiritual and political freedom. His listeners often refer to him as 'a breath of fresh air.' Vince's primary passion is God's glory. As a minister...
  • Best Ad of the Campaign Season: New Cruz Ad Slams Hillary With 'Office Space' Parody

    02/12/2016 10:22:22 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 12, 2016 | Michael van der Galien
    This has got to be the best ad of the campaign season thus far. And it's especially refreshing because Team Ted Cruz, which is responsible for the ad, focuses on Hillary Clinton rather than on his Republican opponents. First look at new @tedcruz ad in SC targeting @HillaryClinton and lampooning classic 'Office Space' scene Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) February 12, 2016Note to all of the Republican candidates: more of this please. This is exactly what conservatives want: taking Hillary to task -- instead of slamming fellow Republicans -- in way that's downright hilarious.For those who want to compare the parody...
  • Ted Cruz to hold rally in Florence on Monday

    02/12/2016 10:18:00 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 1:58 pm | JOSHUA LLOYD
    FLORENCE, S.C. - GOP presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will be in Florence on Monday for a campaign rally ahead of the Republican primary. According to the Cruz campaign, the event will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology on the campus of Florence-Darlington Technical College. The rally is free to the public, but all those who want to attend are asked to either print a ticket prior to the event or be ready to show a ticket on a mobile device. Tickets can be found at Candidate schedules...
  • When did Freepers turn so nasty? (vanity)

    02/12/2016 10:04:27 PM PST · by Optimist · 320 replies
    vanity | 2/12/2016 | Optimist
    Over the past several months, Free Republic has begun to show an ugly side of its members. Although admittedly comprised of many strong-willed, opinion-charged individuals presenting thoughtful, conservative insights into the topics of the day, this forum has begun to show a seamier side as the Trump-Cruz-Rubio-Carson 2016 Primary heated up. You all know what I mean. Many of you have either been at the giving or receiving end of EMOTIONALLY-charged attacks against various candidates or even individuals as their supporters. Herewith a few thoughts I would like to share: Passion for a candidate and buying into the campaign is...
  • Ted Cruz leads a prayer with 14,000 cheering evangelicals in S.C.

    02/12/2016 9:45:44 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 200 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 12 at 8:00 PM | Philip Rucker
    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Many of the Republican presidential candidates descended Friday on Greenville ahead of Saturday's CBS debate.But only one was savvy enough to get himself enlisted as the opening act of a throbbing, trembling Christian rock concert that packed 14,000 evangelicals into a downtown arena on Friday night.So here came Ted Cruz, striding onto the catwalk of a stage, beaming under the spotlight, leading the crowd in prayer, asking them to unite behind him in next Saturday's primary election, and jumping up like a basketball player high-fiving fans as he walked into the locker rooms in the bowels of...
  • Ted Cruz Campaign Scores With Peek Inside Hillary's 'Office Space'

    02/12/2016 9:34:34 PM PST · by kiryandil · 16 replies
    YouTube | February 12, 2016 | Ted Cruz's crew
    click on the pic to see the beatdown on Hillary the Felon. Fibbies, avert your eyes. Ya gotta have deniability.
  • Christians Should Be Celebrating Ted Cruz's New Hampshire 'Win'

    02/12/2016 8:05:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Charisma Magazine's Charisma Caucus ^ | February 12, 2016 | Rev. Cannon Mark A. Pearson
    Either it was a most unusual party or else it was a most unusual testimony time. I'm referring to a Tuesday evening event at a banquet hall in Hollis, New Hampshire. What made the event most unusual is that the event was both a party and a testimony time. I'm speaking of the post-election event where many of us gathered to celebrate the strong showing of Ted Cruz in the New Hampshire primary. Several hundred campaign workers gathered among hundreds of boxes of pizza and dozens of TV cameras to celebrate Cruz's strong third-place finish. Why celebrate third? Because New...
  • Trump slips, Rubio surges in new Oklahoma presidential poll

    02/12/2016 5:54:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | February 9, 2016 | Silas Allen
    Less than a month before the state's presidential primary, Republican front-runner Donald Trump appears to be losing steam in Oklahoma, according to a poll released Tuesday. Trump continues to lead an eight-candidate Republican field, with 30 percent of Oklahoma GOP voters reporting that they planned to vote for the New York billionaire, down from 35 percent in a poll released Jan. 23. "Early on, Trump's been able to channel the anger and frustration felt among Republicans toward President Obama, but anger and frustration can only take you so far in a presidential race," said Bill Shapard, founder of SoonerPoll, an...