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  • Michael Savage: 'Trey Gowdy Should Be Impeached For Wasting My Time' On Benghazi

    06/29/2016 10:02:44 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 34 replies
    Conservative talk radio host Michael Savage mocked Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., yesterday after Gowdy’s Benghazi Select Committee released a report that offered no new information about the 2012 attack. “Trey Gowdy should be impeached for wasting my time!” he fumed. “He promised us a lot! Remember?”
  • Trump unloads on former GOP opponents who refuse to back him

    06/29/2016 3:49:56 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 257 replies
    HOME 2016 ELECTION POLITICS POLICY MAGAZINE OPINION WATCHDOG BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL MEDIA VIDEO NEWSLETTERS PODCASTS EMPLOYEE RIGHTS ACT ABOUT US SCROLL DOWN FOR NEXT STORY "They say it was the roughest campaign ever in the history of Republican politics, but what you do is you go to sleep for a couple of days and you wake up and you honor [the pledge]," Donald Trump said. (AP Photo) Trump unloads on former GOP opponents who refuse to back him By GABBY MORRONGIELLO (@GABRIELLAHOPE_) • 6/29/16 5:26 PM SHARE TWEET SMSMore Donald Trump railed against several of his Republican primary opponents on Wednesday...
  • Ted Cruz Holds Hearings On Obama's Cover-Up Of Islamic Terror

    06/29/2016 5:04:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | June 29, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    Kudos to Ted Cruz for attempting to hold this perfidious and traitorous administration responsible for the rampant rise of Islamic terror in this country, all the whole denying the reality of Islamic jihad. At least Cruz is educating the American people and exposing Obama’s treason.
  • Darryl Glenn wins Republican U.S. Senate primary

    06/28/2016 11:02:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Durango Herald ^ | June 28, 2016 | Peter Marcus
    DENVER – Darryl Glenn emerged as the winner Tuesday following a divisive and chaotic five-man Republican U.S. Senate race that observers saw as uncertain to the last minute. Glenn will now turn his attention to incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet, who has received more than $7.6 million in individual contributions and has more than $5.7 million in the bank, after already purchasing significant television advertising in recent months. Glenn, an El Paso County commissioner, earned 37 percent of the vote as of 8:30 p.m. He was followed by Jack Graham with 25 percent, Robert Blaha with 16 percent, Jon Keyser with...
  • Ted Cruz slides in poll, leaving Greg Abbott king of the Texas GOP

    06/28/2016 2:45:43 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 165 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | June 27, 2016 | Jonathan Tilove
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s poll numbers have slid in the aftermath of his unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for president, according to the new University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll released Monday, leaving Gov. Greg Abbott far and away the most popular Republican in the state. Abbott has an 11 percentage-point approval margin among the general electorate — calculated by taking those who like what he’s doing minus those who don’t — and a 65 percentage-point net approval rating among Republicans. Cruz has a 39-point net approval margin among Republicans, but, among the broader electorate, he has an approval...
  • No Speaking Slots? Ted Cruz and John Kasich Brush Off Trump’s Threat

    06/27/2016 6:17:41 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 145 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/27/2016 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    Ted Cruz and John Kasich have a message for Donald J. Trump: They don’t care if they are not invited to speak at his convention. As Mr. Trump tries to plan a convention that will run as smoothly as possible, he said in an interview with The New York Times last week that he would not invite either Mr. Cruz or Mr. Kasich, both former rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, to speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland unless they endorsed him. That is fine, both said on Monday. A spokeswoman for Mr. Cruz, Catherine Frazier, said the...
  • Fewer than half of Bernie Sanders backers in Texas say they'll vote for Clinton, poll shows

    06/27/2016 8:48:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | June 27, 2016 | Bobby Blanchard
    Texas supporters of Bernie Sanders are more reluctant to support Hillary Clinton than Ted Cruz supporters are to support Donald Trump, according to a new poll released Monday morning. The University of Texas / Texas Politics Project Poll found Texas voters who supported Cruz's presidential campaign are more likely to support Trump than Sanders supporters are to support Clinton. Nearly 70 percent of Cruz voters are ready to vote for Trump, but just 40 percent of Sanders supporters are ready to vote for the former secretary of state. "Sanders has been reluctant to throw in the towel and endorse Clinton....
  • Trump: Cruz, Kasich must endorse or no convention slot

    06/26/2016 3:38:19 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 268 replies
    "If there's no endorsement, then I would not invite them to speak," Trump said of other top Republicans in an interview with the New York Times.
  • Many experienced GOP strategists unwilling to work for Trump (Some of Cruz's Crew)

    06/26/2016 1:49:19 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 161 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2016 | Steve Peoples
    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has finally acknowledged that to best compete against Hillary Clinton he needs more than the bare-bones campaign team that led him to primary success. But many of the most experienced Republican political advisers aren’t willing to work for him. (Snip) While there are exceptions, many strategists who best understand the mechanics of presidential politics fear that taking a Trump paycheck might stain their resumes, spook other clients and even cause problems at home. They also are reluctant to devote months to a divisive candidate whose campaign has been plagued by infighting and disorganization. “Right now I...
  • POLITICO delegate survey: Dump Trump lacks the votes (Anti-Trumpers Outnumbered Big)

    06/24/2016 6:34:34 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/24/16 06:35 PM EDT | Kyle Cheney
    The presumptive nominee’s foes appear to be outnumbered on the panel they’d hoped would pave the way to a new nominee. [ Caption under photo: "The Trump campaign has enjoyed the full backing of the RNC since Ted Cruz left the race. It’s had access for weeks to lists of convention delegates and has begun building a team of more than 150 staff members and volunteers intended to work the convention floor, as well as the rules committee." ] Republicans looking to dump Donald Trump at next month’s convention have passion, energy and a fierce sense that their party will...
  • Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on ‘Brexit’ Results

    06/24/2016 12:46:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 91 replies
    United States Senate ^ | June 24, 2016 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on ‘Brexit’ Results June 24, 2016 | 202-228-7561 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued a statement in response to initial reporting of ‘Brexit’ returns. Sen. Cruz urged the United States to respect the results of the United Kingdom’s referendum on its membership in the European Union: “The British people have spoken clearly: They choose to leave the European Union,” Sen. Cruz said. “The results of the ‘Brexit’ referendum should serve as a wake-up call for internationalist bureaucrats from Brussels to Washington, D.C. that some free nations still wish to preserve their national...
  • Jeff Roe: Cruz Could Play Big Part at Convention Unifying GOP Behind Trump

    06/24/2016 10:43:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 177 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 24, 2016 | Tim Hains
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Ted Cruz's campaign manager, Jeff Roe, comments on what Trump can do at the Republican Convention to unite the party: Give Ted Cruz a prominent role. JEFF ROE: I would be remiss if I didn't point out that without data, without online fund raising, they kicked my butt anyway. That's on top of us raising $93 million, which was a record (at the time) for Republican primaries, getting eight million votes. Mr. Trump has a way to control the news cycle. I believe they will be able to put it together, but they have to get going now. The...
  • Former Cruz for President National Co-Chair Opens Door to Trump Endorsement

    06/23/2016 1:26:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Charisma News' Chaisma Caucus ^ | June 23, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    During a brief appearance on FOX News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto," evangelical faith leaders Bob Vander Plaats discussed his take on Donald Trump's recent "conversation" with more than 900 faith leaders this week in New York City. And while he said the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting still had some ways to come to secure the support of concerned evangelicals like himself, he didn't entirely slam the door shut on a future endorsement. Guest host Charles Payne, who was filling in while Cavuto recovers from open-heart surgery, asked specifically about that door being left open. "I think one of the...
  • Yet another Donald Trump super PAC launches, this one with a link to Ted Cruz

    06/23/2016 12:22:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WZVN-TV ^ | June 23, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer CNN
    A super PAC initially linked to Ted Cruz transformed itself Wednesday into a new big-money group backing Donald Trump, the latest twist in the confusing orbit of pro-Trump super PACs. The new group, Make America Number I, was until Wednesday known as Keep the Promise I, a group funded almost entirely by $13.5 million from Republican megadonor Robert Mercer. The super PAC will now focus primarily on advertising opposing HIllary Clinton as opposed to supporting Trump, according to spokeswoman Kristina Hernandez, a decision made to give Trump-skeptical donors more comfort in contributing. Make America Number I is at least the...
  • RNC Opposes Pro-Trump March and Rally in Court

    06/23/2016 4:48:10 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 22, 2016 | Roger Stone and Paul Nagy
    The beginning of the end game has begun as the corrupt elites – politicians, media, and financiers – bring all hands on deck to stop Donald Trump by every means possible starting at the convention in Cleveland. The RNC Committee on Arrangements chaired by Steve King (Cruz’s National Campaign Co-Chairman and a hostile attacker of Donald Trump) has sided with the City of Cleveland in opposing pro-Trump groups from having a peaceful rally during the convention week by filing a Motion to Intervene in a pending lawsuit, along with a huge brief stating their opposition to such an assembly. The...
  • First on CNN: Trump adviser resigns after mocking Lewandowski on Twitter

    06/20/2016 2:31:09 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 69 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 06/20/2019 | Kristen Holmes
    A top adviser to Donald Trump resigned Monday after sending a mocking tweet about just-fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, a campaign source tells CNN. Michael Caputo, a Trump adviser and head of the communications for Trump's caucus operations team, tweeted "Ding Dong the witch is dead" following the news that Lewandowski had been fired.
  • Trump accuses Jeb Bush of mounting convention coup

    06/18/2016 1:22:24 PM PDT · by maggief · 140 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 18, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Donald Trump on Saturday accused Jeb Bush of mounting a convention coup against him, after reports that Republican delegates who don't personally support Trump are looking for ways to avoid voting for him this summer. "By the way, Jeb is working on the movement, just so you understand," Trump said to supporters at a rally in Las Vegas. "Jeb is one of the people that's working — and the other one should be obvious," he said, though he didn't elaborate further. Earlier at the rally, however, Trump echoed the Republican National Committee and said the reports were a media hoax....
  • RNC delegates launch 'Anybody but Trump' drive

    06/18/2016 2:08:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | June 18, 2016 | Tom LoBianco and Tal Kopan,
    A coalition of Republican delegates is mounting a last-ditch effort to block Donald Trump from obtaining the GOP nomination by pushing for a "conscience clause" that would allow delegates to vote against the presumptive nominee. Kendal Unruh, a Colorado delegate, organized a call with dozens of other delegates Thursday night to discuss ways to block Trump at the convention. The group, Unruh says, marks the coalescing of disparate "pockets of resistance" -- including backers of Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich -- which had been opposing Trump with little success.
  • Sen. Cruz: The Admin’s Refusal to Confront Radical Islamic Terrorism Has Made America Less Safe

    06/18/2016 11:32:55 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 16 , 2016 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor, emphasizing the need to address the growing threat of radical Islamic terrorism in the wake of the horrific act of terror in Orlando last weekend. Sen. Cruz specifically called on Congress to take up and pass his Expatriate Terrorist Act (ETA) and Terrorist Refugee Infiltration Prevention Act (TRIPA) in order to better secure our country.
  • WATCH: Ted Cruz Blasts Democrat ‘Political Gamesmanship’ in Wake of Orlando Terror Attack

    06/17/2016 5:19:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 104 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 6/16/2016 | Chris Pandolfo
    On Thursday Senator Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor to address the Islamic terrorist attack in Orlando. The speech he gave should be the standard Republican response to the left’s deflection towards gun-control instead of addressing the real issue at hand: defeating radical Islamic terrorism.
  • Presidential Horse Race 2016: Donald Trump is right, the establishment should just stop talking

    06/17/2016 11:00:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | June 17, 2016 | Jeffrey A. Rendall
    I have to admit, when I saw the headline “Donald Trump goes it alone” I was taken aback. My first thought was, why? Why would the Republican presidential nominee have to “go it alone?” W. James Antle III of the Washington Examiner expands on his headline, “Trump cannot count on Republican leaders to defend him during controversies or amplify his criticisms of the Democrats the way Clinton can Donald Trumpcount on her party. He cannot rely on the conservative media, which is often as critical of him as the liberal media. Commentators across the political spectrum are rooting for him...
  • Paul Ryan On Stopping Trump's Muslim Ban: We'll Sue Him!

    06/17/2016 9:03:03 AM PDT · by lodi90 · 341 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo ^ | 6/17/2016 | Tierney Sneed
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has made clear he doesn't agree with a proposal put forward by Donald Trump -- whom Ryan has endorsed -- to ban Muslim immigration into the United States, but in an interview with the Huffington Post Thursday, Ryan floated taking a President Trump to court if he tried to implement such a ban or some of his other controversial proposals unilaterally. “I would sue any president that exceeds his or her powers,” Ryan said in a back-and-forth about Trump's claims that he could implement a Muslim ban or build a Mexican border wall without congressional...
  • Hilarious Eighth Grade Graduation Speech

    06/17/2016 6:40:23 AM PDT · by scouter · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/8/2016 | John Aiello
    Eighth grade graduation speech given in the manner of the 2016 presidential candidates, and Obama.
  • Top conservatives meet at secret dinner to discuss Cruz's future

    06/15/2016 3:42:55 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 374 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/15/2016 | Jonathan Swan
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) attended a confidential dinner with more than 20 top conservatives on Tuesday night to plan his comeback as a movement leader in the mold of Ronald Reagan. The dinner was at the Virginia home of conservative activist Brent Bozell, and the agenda was to plot Cruz’s future and the future of the conservative movement. The undertone of the dinner was about how to position Cruz for a future tilt at the presidency and to spearhead the conservative movement from his seat in the Senate, those in attendance said. Dining with Cruz and his chief of staff,...
  • WH: It's not just Trump getting it wrong on Muslims

    06/15/2016 12:16:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 14, 2016 | Susan Crabtree
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday that Donald Trump isn't the only Republican who is trying to single out Muslims in the effort to reduce terrorist attacks against the United States. Earnest called out former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for making statements that the president also opposes. "It was Gov. Bush who initially advocated for a religious test on individuals who were entering the country," Earnest told reporters Tuesday during his daily press briefing. "It was Sen. Cruz who made the reference to enhanced surveillance of Muslim communities. It...
  • Senate Votes to Require Women to Register for the Draft (McConnell, McCain for; Cruz against)

    06/15/2016 8:31:52 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 225 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 14, 2016 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    In the latest and perhaps decisive battle over the role of women in the military, Congress is embroiled in an increasingly intense debate over whether they should have to register for the draft when they turn 18. On Tuesday, the Senate approved an expansive military policy bill that would for the first time require young women to register for the draft. The shift, while fiercely opposed by some conservative lawmakers and interest groups, had surprisingly broad support among Republican leaders and women in both parties. The United States has not used the draft since 1973 during the Vietnam War. But...
  • Cruz strategist: Trump has a math problem

    06/14/2016 3:54:15 PM PDT · by pogo101 · 115 replies
    Poltico ^ | June 14, 2016 | Glenn Thrush / "Off Message" Column
    [sub-head: Jeff Roe, Ted Cruz’s campaign manager, tells 'Off Message' that Trump’s allergy to analytics could be fatal.] Math beats mouth. Donald Trump plans to defeat Hillary Clinton through blustery force of will and word — but the architect of Ted Cruz’s efficient, numbers-focused campaign thinks Trump is making a huge mistake by burning the modern electoral playbook. Jeff Roe, a burly and self-deprecating 43-year-old former baseball umpire and onetime howitzer-crew hand, estimates that the presumptive Republican nominee is costing himself from 2.5 to 5.5 percentage points nationally by refusing to invest more time, energy and cash in data, analytics...
  • Ted Cruz’ Challenge To The Democrats After Orlando Will Make Lots Of Them Apoplectic…

    06/13/2016 6:16:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | June 13, 2016 | Scott McKay
    …but he speaks the truth. Because it’s about defending Western civilization, without which none of the Democrats’ constituency groups could survive, against something inherently hostile to it. "For all the Democrats who are loud champions of the gay and lesbian community whenever there is a culture battle waging, now is the opportunity to speak out against an ideology that calls for the murder of gays and lesbians. ISIS and the theocracy in Iran (supported with American taxpayer dollars) regularly murder homosexuals, throwing them from buildings and burying them under rocks. This is wrong, it is evil, and we must all...
  • Trump, Cruz blister Obama for failing to pin Orlando massacre on ‘radical Islam’

    06/13/2016 1:21:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' TrailBlazers Blog ^ | June 12, 2016 | Todd J. Gillman
    President Barack Obama called it an act of terrorism and an act of hate. He noted that the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando was the deadliest shooting in our nation’s history. But it was something he didn’t say Sunday afternoon that caught the ear of Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz. “President Obama disgracefully refused to even say the words `radical Islam.’ For that reason alone, he should step down,” Trump said in a prepared statement issued by his campaign. He added that if Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, likewise fails to invoke the term to explicitly...
  • U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Addresses Florida Terrorist Attack

    06/12/2016 2:47:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies
    KTXA-TV ^ | June 12, 2016
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz issued a statement Sunday regarding the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando. Ted Cruz’s statement: “Our nation is at war. From 9/11 to the Boston Marathon, from Fort Hood to Chattanooga, from San Bernardino to last night’s horrific attack in Orlando, radical Islamic terrorism has declared jihad on America,” Sen. Cruz said. “Early reports indicate the Orlando terrorist had pledged his allegiance to ISIS, and he had previously been investigated by the FBI. And yet, as with the prior attacks, we were not able to act to stop this act of vicious terrorism that has now murdered...
  • Picking their running mates: Why Sanders and Cruz are the best VP picks

    06/11/2016 2:40:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2016 | Kelly Riddell
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have yet to shore up their bases. Mrs. Clinton is looking to heal the primary wounds of rival Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders‘ and his progressive supporters, who have threatened to stay home in November. Donald Trump has had a tough time attracting the support of establishment conservatives who worry he’s too centrist. And each needs their bases to coalesce in order to win the presidency. An analysis completed by The Wall Street Journal suggested since 1992, every candidate who ended up winning the White House had a favorable rating of at least 80 points among...
  • Poll: Dem candidate leads Mia Love by 6 points

    06/10/2016 6:51:18 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 10, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Freshman Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) is trailing Democratic candidate and attorney Doug Owens by 6 points in a rematch for her targeted House seat, a new poll finds. Owens received support from 51 percent of likely voters compared to 45 percent for Love, according to the Salt Lake Tribune/Hinckley Institute poll conducted by SurveyUSA found. Four percent said they were undecided or supporting a third-party candidate. Love’s campaign questioned the poll’s unexpected results. "I don't believe the numbers to be honest with you," strategist Dave Hansen told The Salt Lake Tribune. "The numbers just do not make sense." Owens embraced...
  • Trump Really Did Energize the GOP Vote: Here’s the Proof

    06/09/2016 4:31:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 8, 2016 | The Economist
    Donald Trump is right. He did electrify the electorate in the Republican primaries. And the numbers prove it. In the 2012 GOP primaries, which former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won, a total of 21.5 million votes were cast. In the 2008 primaries, which put Arizona Senator John McCain at the top of the Republican presidential ticket, 22.8 million people cast primary ballots, according to Real Clear Politics. But this year, about 7 million more Americans voted in the GOP primaries than in 2012, for a total of 28.5 million. Of those, 13.3 million votes were for Trump. True, Romney won...
  • Former Cruz campaign officials push for delegate coup at GOP convention

    06/09/2016 7:47:12 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 60 replies
    Officials from Ted Cruz's defunct presidential campaign are talking up the possibility of a coup at next month's Republican convention in Cleveland. Bob Vander Plaats, a former national co-chair of Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, told NBC that "everything's got to be on the table" when it comes to exempting delegates from supporting Donald Trump at the convention.... Whether the anger and chatter about a coup among Cruz's ardent supporters materializes at the convention remains to be seen, but it appears to have gained steam following the fallout of Trump's racial invective directed at the presiding federal judge in a lawsuit...
  • McCain gets testy with Cruz over defense bill that would make women register for draft

    06/07/2016 8:08:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' TrailBlazers Blog ^ | June 7, 2016 | Todd J. Gillman
    Ted Cruz’s first Senate speech since he dropped his presidential bid led to a testy exchange with an old nemesis, the GOP’s 2008 nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain. McCain called Cruz a “wacko bird” early in the Texan’s tenure. He recently swatted away as ridiculous the idea that he might welcome Cruz’s support in his own re-election campaign. And on Tuesday, McCain accused Cruz of looking for a pretext to distance himself from a bipartisan defense bill that McCain has worked on for months and of which he was proud, and said he’d be much more open to Cruz’s ideas...
  • Cruz still 'assessing' whether to support Trump

    06/07/2016 2:27:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 214 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 7, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Tuesday he is still considering whether to support his former rival Donald Trump for president. "Like many other voters, I'm watching and listening and assessing what he says and what he does and I think that's what millions of voters are doing and that's the way the Democratic process is meant to operate," Cruz said, according to MSNBC. "I think voters are going to do that from now right until Election Day, and I'm giving it time and watching and assessing." Cruz, who dropped his presidential bid last month, feuded with the presumptive GOP nominee...
  • Cruz to NBC: Trump 'Inappropriate to Attack a Judge's Race or Ethnicity'

    06/06/2016 2:35:52 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 452 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jun 6 2016, 5:06 pm ET | NBC News
    Here's an interesting exchange between NBC News and former Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz that happened just now: NBC: Donald Trump's remarks about Judge Curiel, are his concerns legitimate? Cruz: Of course it's inappropriate to be attacking a federal judge's race or ethnicity. You're going to have ask Donald to explain the reason he says the things he does. I'm not going to try to do so. NBC: Ben Sasse said that what Donald Trump said about the judge is pure definition of racism. Is Donald Trump a racist? Cruz: As I said, it is obviously inappropriate to attack a...
  • Rubin: If only a few Republicans had led, and not followed Trump

    06/06/2016 11:02:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | June 6, 2016 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    The most disturbing part of the Donald Trump phenomenon is the abysmal reaction of others on the right and across our political-media landscape. It is not merely left-wing protesters who turn violent or Trumpkin racists and anti-Semites on social media who should alarm us. Rather, it should concern us when so many wake up to say, "Let's do the wrong, cowardly thing." Imagine if: • Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus never went on bended knee to Trump with his worthless pledge but instead routinely denounced his utterances. • Republican candidates with no real chance to win chose not to...
  • Ted Cruz For Senate

    06/04/2016 11:07:51 AM PDT · by Mariner · 248 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 3rd, 2016 | By Sean Saffron
    Lost in all the back and forth of the Republican presidential primary is a profound question for the conservative movement: “Whither Ted Cruz?” Let us not overlook a conservative powerhouse, with a proven track record of organizing actual voters across a wide swath of states, expertise at small-dollar fundraising, and the discipline to endure months of heckling by Donald Troll and his oafish minions. Is no one else excited to see the next chapter for Cruz? If he so chooses, Cruz can be the conservative leader he was so often attacked for not being over the last few years. Now...
  • Rick Perry Sees Cruz Making This Choice Regarding Trump

    06/02/2016 7:15:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 2, 2016 | Randy DeSoto
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry stated during an interview Thursday on Fox News that he believes Sen. Ted Cruz will be backing Donald Trump. Perry, who also ran for president during this election cycle and later endorsed fellow Texan Cruz, announced his endorsement of Trump last month after Cruz ended his bid. Fox News host Dagen McDowell asked Perry on Thursday afternoon if he thought Trump would get vocal support from Cruz. “I do. Listen, we all get our feelings hurt…but at the end of the day this about America,” Perry replied. “I feel that Sen. Cruz loves his country....
  • Cruz-McConnell tension flares anew as GOP leader casts Texan as bit player in Senate

    06/02/2016 4:57:38 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 62 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | May 31, 2016 | Todd J.Gillman
    Before Ted Cruz framed his presidential campaign as a crusade against the Washington “cartel,” he engaged in a series of skirmishes with fellow Republicans, in particular Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky....
  • Cruz looks to ease bad blood with GOP establishment

    06/02/2016 12:35:11 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 110 replies
    Politico ^ | May 31, 2016 | Katie Glueck and Burgess Everett
    The freshman senator wants to return to the campaign trail this fall as a conservative surrogate for Republicans aiming to turn out the GOP base, they say. “That can go a long way toward establishing good relationships,” said a senior Cruz adviser... As Cruz preps for reelection in 2018 and eyes a 2020 presidential bid, there’s a tacit recognition among some members of his political circle that the opposition he faced from his own Republican colleagues was a real problem for his candidacy as the primary field dwindled... Other senators said they, too, have had almost no dealings with Cruz...
  • GOP senators move to keep women out of military draft

    06/01/2016 6:28:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Hill's Floor Action Blog ^ | May 31, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    A group of Senate Republicans wants to remove a controversial provision from the Senate's annual defense policy bill that would require women to register for the draft. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would remove the provision and block any court, including the Supreme Court, from hearing cases about who must register with the Selective Service System. The debate over requiring women to take part has split Congressional Republicans, and opponents argue that Congress needs to spend more time studying the issue. Lee’s amendment would add a section into the...
  • Surrender Without a Fight?

    05/31/2016 4:30:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | May 31, 2016 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Today, there is encouraging news for Republicans. The latest NBC tracking poll shows Donald Trump closing in on Hillary Clinton: While Clinton is looking to wrap up the Democratic nomination with a strong performance in the final group of states on June 7, her advantage in a hypothetical matchup against the Republican nominee has dwindled by the week. Over the last seven days, Clinton led Trump 47 percent to 45 percent, with the Manhattan businessman drawing 2 points closer since the last weekly survey. This is mirrored in the Real Clear Politics poll average, where Clinton led by 10 points...
  • Donald Trump and the Conservative Cause [PART II

    05/31/2016 1:56:31 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 6 replies
    The Claremont Institute ^ | May 13, 2016 | Charles Kesler
    Cruz Control - Cruz helped to breed his own nemesis. And what does he have to show for it? Is his style of “true” conservatism now the more popular, the more compelling, the better understood? For someone so intelligent and so renowned as a debater, it’s hard to remember any of Cruz’s arguments. Admittedly, he was debating legions of opponents—a case where party leaders really did let the good candidates down, as mentioned above. Partly, however, his fluent arguments lacked a center, a focus. He had two rhetorical modes—the preacher and the debater. One was earnest and revivalist, summoning ultimate...
  • It is Time for Trump to Unify the Party

    05/31/2016 8:30:35 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 31, 2016 | C. Edmund Wright
    Donald Trump might have written The Art of the Deal, but the title he should peruse today is Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. His more vocal supporters, and by that I mean those who act out on the internet precisely as Donald does on the stump, should pick up a copy as well. Both the candidate and his hard-core supporters have missed the idea that it is the job of the winner to unite a party. Oddly the Trumpists defend their offensive and insulting demeanor by saying that neither John McCain nor Mitt Romney reached out...
  • SIRIUSXM Announces Suspension Of Glenn Beck Over Brad Thor Interview Comments

    05/31/2016 6:32:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 156 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 31, 2016 | Breitbart News
    SiriusXM hosts Stephen K. Bannon and David Webb announced on Breitbart News Daily that SiriusXM has suspended Glenn Beck for one week and Webb will temporarily take over Beck’s 9AM to noon Eastern time slot on SiriusXM’s Patriot Channel 125.
  • In Cleveland, Trump may need Cruz more than Cruz needs him

    05/30/2016 8:23:43 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 176 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Jonathan Tilove
    When Donald Trump collected a few unbound delegates last week, surpassing the 1,237 needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, expectations that the national convention could be the most dramatic in modern times evaporated. “Now, it will be the most entertaining,” said Randy Evans, a party-wise man from Georgia, with a nod to the reality TV star’s promise to “put some show biz” into the July convention in Cleveland. But there remains an important, unscripted drama yet to unfold in the tempestuous relationship between Trump and his chief rival, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Although Trump will arrive...
  • Will Cruz Endorse Trump?

    05/29/2016 7:26:15 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 195 replies
    PJ MEDIA ^ | 5-28-2016 | MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
    owa radio host Steve Deace -- who was one of Ted Cruz's most important backers in the first primary state and who has a nationally syndicated radio show -- recently asked his followers on Twitter whether they want Senator Ted Cruz to publicly endorse Donald Trump. The results show that 83% say no, while only 17% say they want Cruz to use his political capital to help Trump.
  • Roger Stone: Beware snake oil salesman 'Lyin'Ted" Cruz

    05/28/2016 10:10:57 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 122 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/29/2016 | Roger Stone
    "Beware snake oil salesman 'Lyin' Ted" Cruz."