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  • Donald Trump's Newest Campaign Ad [satire]

    08/30/2015 11:27:44 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 205 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/28/2015 | Jimmy Kimmel Live
    ... "Donald Trump, a man with a vision for America. Not a specific vision, a great vision - the best vision." ...
  • Ted Cruz Picks a Fight With a 135-Year-Old Feminist (Margaret Sanger)

    08/30/2015 9:02:16 AM PDT · by Isara · 48 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08.28.15 | Keli Goff
    Birth-control pioneer Margaret Sanger embraced some truly horrific ideas. But she also did quite a lot of good. Senator Ted Cruz has become the first GOP presidential candidate to formally sign on to the efforts by a group of black pastors to get a bust of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger removed from an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The participants, who held a press conference Thursday, claim that Sanger’s appearance in the exhibit, called, “Struggle for Justice,” is offensive, because it places the reproductive rights trailblazer in a position of honor alongside such icons as Dr. Martin...
  • GE rules out relocation to Dallas because of Texas politicians’ views, report says

    08/30/2015 8:07:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | August 29 2015 | Michael A. Lindenberger
    Neither Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings nor officials from General Electric would confirm on Friday reports that General Electric Co. had decided against relocating its global headquarters to the city because of Texas politicians’ opposition to the Export-Import Bank. Republicans Rep. Jeb Hensarling and Sen. Ted Cruz have each been outspoken in their opposition to the Ex-Im Bank, a federal agency that offers loans, loan guarantees and credit insurance to help U.S. firms sell their products overseas. Hensarling’s opposition to the bank has grown from a small movement two years ago to a full-scale rebellion, dismaying the bank’s supporters among major...
  • Iowa Poll: Trump blazes to lead; Carson quietly rises

    08/29/2015 4:52:16 PM PDT · by LS · 86 replies
    Gannett / Des Moines Register ^ | 7:22 p.m. CDT August 29, 2015 | by Jennifer Jacobs, DES MOINES REGISTER AND TRIBUNE LS
  • Join Ted Cruz in Texas! (September 3 - Fort Worth, Tyler, Kingwood)

    08/29/2015 12:09:50 PM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies
    Join Ted Cruz in Texas! Thursday, September 3Fort Worth Is #CruzCountry Rally Doors Open at 10:00am Program begins at 11:00 am Fort Worth Stock Yards Stampede Room 130 E Exchange Ave Fort Worth, TX 76164RSVP HERETyler is #CruzCountry Rally Doors open at 2:00 pm Program begins at 3:30 pm Smith’s Lone Star Event Center 4036 FM 2767 Tyler, TX 75708RSVP HEREKingwood Freedom Rally Doors open at 5:00 pm Program begins at 7:00 pm Sen. Ted Cruz Speaks at 7:45 pm Nathaniel Center 804 Russell Palmer Rd Kingwood, TX 77339RSVP HERE
  • Thousands gather for We Stand with God rally at SC State House (Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Tim Scott)

    08/29/2015 11:44:18 AM PDT · by Isara · 24 replies
    The State ^ | August 29, 2015 | Sarah Ellis
    Streets filled with parked cars, rally attendeesTed Cruz, Rick Perry, Tim Scott address crowd COLUMBIA, SC - Thousands of people are on hand at South Carolina’s State House for the We Stand with God, Pro-Family Rally. Former Texas governor Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott have addressed the crowd. Ted Cruz also spoke at Saturday’s event, which began at 11 a.m. Cruz said he would push for a constitutional amendment to protect states’ same-sex marriage bans. He also railed against the Planned Parenthood videos that allegedly show staffers talking about selling fetal tissue. He said on his first day...
  • 'On Point' with Gov. Sarah Palin & Sen. Ted Cruz

    08/29/2015 10:04:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 28, 2015 | One America News Network
    Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Ted Cruz are 'On Point' on One America News Network
  • Sen. Ted Cruz talks Trump in the Upstate (Greer, SC)

    08/29/2015 7:49:04 AM PDT · by Isara · 23 replies
    WYFF4 ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | Liz Lohuis
    GREER, S.C. — Presidential candidate Ted Cruz made another stop in the Upstate Friday night. The Republican U.S. senator from Texas spoke at a town hall meeting in Greer. "When I tell you I am going to do something, I am going to do exactly what I said I would do," said Cruz. Cruz said it's his core values and common sense solutions that will get him in the White House in 2016. He's also giving credit to another candidate for helping his campaign. "Donald Trump talking about this (immigration) issue makes the media talk about this issue and that...
  • 'On Point' with Gov. Sarah Palin & Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 8:24:03 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 55 replies
    youtube ^ | 08/28/15 | One America News Network
    'On Point' with Gov. Sarah Palin & Donald Trump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oeju2SG7UMA
  • White House: 'Pro-war' Cheney, Trump, Cruz are face of Iran deal opposition

    08/28/2015 2:35:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 28, 2015 | Susan Crabtree
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Friday that those who oppose the Iran nuclear agreement, like former Vice President Dick Cheney and presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, are "pro-war" and are some of the same people who got the U.S. into a war with Iraq in 2003. "There's no doubt that we've seen forceful advocacy to kill this deal," Earnest said. "It's the same forceful advocacy we've seen in the run up to the Iraq war in 2003. In fact it's many of the same people making the same arguments." Cheney is scheduled to appear Sept. 8 at...
  • Cruz Releases First Round of Iowa County Chairs

    08/28/2015 12:15:50 PM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/28/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — Following the recent publication of the second round of Statewide Leadership Team members, the Cruz for President Campaign today released its first round of Iowa County Chairs.“Our Iowa team continues to demonstrate the strength and diversity of support we are seeing in Iowa and across the country,” said Sen. Cruz. “I’m encouraged by the fact that, as this first round of county chairs indicates, our team is made up of both seasoned veterans and energetic newcomers to the political process.”Today’s release gives a first look at the county level organization being built by the Cruz campaign in...
  • Ted Cruz Is the Only Candidate Using Trump to His Advantage

    08/28/2015 11:47:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Esquire Magazine ^ | August 28, 2015 | Charles P. Pierce
    The Texas senator has so far avoided confronting Donald Trump, and now he's trying to get the ear of Trump's audience.​(Optional Video Accompaniment To This Post) OK, credit where it's due. Tailgunner Ted Cruz is the only other candidate in the Republican field who has reacted smartly to the sudden arrival of the Libidinous Visitor. While shoring up his natural base of support from the Bible-banging hayshakers in Iowa, Cruz also has refrained from trying to harsh the mellow of the Summer of Trump. And now he's pulled the shrewdest play of all. The Texas GOP senator's campaign announced Thursday...
  • 'It's just wrong': Walker defends Cruz from Boehner 'jackass' attack

    08/28/2015 11:31:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 28, 2015 | Al Weaver
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came to the aid of Sen. Ted Cruz Friday after reports that Speaker of the House John Boehner called him a "jackass" during a fundraiser. Appearing on "The Hugh Hewitt Show," the Republican presidential hopeful called Boehner's reported Wednesday night statement "just wrong." Boehner made the comments at a Steamboat Springs event for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton, according to the Daily Caller. "I think it's just wrong," Walker said. "Even though I don't know Sen. Cruz as well as I know some of the governors, I've grown to know him and like him and admire him...
  • Ted Cruz calls for removal of Planned Parenthood founder statue from Smithsonian

    08/28/2015 9:54:51 AM PDT · by Isara · 60 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | August 27, 2015 | Anthony Hennen
    Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Louie Gohmert have joined those calling for a Margaret Sanger bust to be removed from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The Sanger bust, on display in a “Struggle for Justice” exhibit since 2010, has been in the news since controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood flared up again. Sanger’s views on race and eugenics have been at the heart of the opposition to her appearance as a face of justice in America. Cruz and Texas Rep. Gohmert joined Ministers Taking a Stand for a press conference outside the gallery. They’ve circulated a petition that gained 11,000 signatures...
  • Join Ted Cruz In New Hampshire! (Aug 30 & 31)

    08/28/2015 8:33:47 AM PDT · by Isara · 4 replies
    Join Ted Cruz In New Hampshire! Sunday, August 30House Party at the Home of Lydia & The Honorable David Scott 9:00 AM Doors open at 8:00 AM 220 Back Road Dover, NH 03280SOLD OUTMeet & Greet at Brown’s Lobster Pound 1:30 PM 407 New Hampshire 286 Seabrook, NH 03874RSVP HERENew Boston Town Hall 3:30 PM 15 Central School Road New Boston, NH 03070RSVP HEREHouse Party at the Home of Mar-Mar & Mike Rogers 6:00 PM Doors open at 5:00 PM 76 Dow Road Hollis, NH 03049RSVP HEREMonday, August 31Veterans & Military Town Hall 9:00 AM Doors open at 8:00 AM...
  • That Time Donald Trump Had A Meeting With DREAMers And Said "You Convinced Me" On Immigration

    08/28/2015 8:06:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 112 replies
    BuzzFeedNews ^ | 8/26/2015 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    Two years ago, Trump met with immigration activists who told them their stories and asked for his support on immigration. "You convinced me" Trump said as the meeting ended. Donald Trump with Antonia Tijerino, Estuardo Rodriguez, and DREAMer activists at his office in 2013. Courtesy Estuardo Rodriguez On an August day two years ago, Donald Trump was in a much different place: He was just a billionaire with the simple goal of connecting his beauty pageant business with the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Awards. So at his New York penthouse office atop Trump Tower, he convened a meeting. Trump ushered in...
  • Join Ted Cruz in South Carolina! (Aug 28 & 29)

    08/28/2015 7:51:41 AM PDT · by Isara · 11 replies
    Join Ted Cruz in South Carolina! Friday, August 28Townhall Meeting Hosted by the Greenville County Republican Party 6:30 PM Cannon Centre 204 Cannon St Greer, SC 2965 The Townhall is free to attendRSVP HERESaturday, August 29thFiling for Office Press Conference with Chairman Matt Moore 9:00 AM South Carolina Republican Party HQ 1913 Marion St. Columbia, SC 29201 This event is free to attendRSVP HEREWe Stand with God Pro-Family Rally 11:00 am South Carolina State Capitol 1100 Gervais St Columbia, SC 29201 This event is free to attendParking Information
  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 6:54:52 AM PDT · by VinL · 118 replies
    New York ^ | 8/26/15 | Marin Cogan
    Of all of the curiosities this presidential campaign has produced so far, add to the list a joint-candidate rally featuring two of the most polarizing candidates in the GOP. On Thursday, Ted Cruz announced that Donald Trump would join him at the Capitol next month to protest lawmakers supporting the Iranian nuclear deal. “Glad @realdonaldtrump accepted my invitation to rally in DC to stop the catastrophic #IranDeal,” Cruz tweeted from his campaign account. It was the surest sign yet that Cruz's apparent strategy of wooing the controversial candidate — and positioning himself to win over Trump supporters if (or when)...
  • Bigotry in numbers: Why so many academics look down on evangelicals

    08/28/2015 6:48:58 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 37 replies
    Those who teach in higher education are relatively OK with some religious groups, according to a study based on a 2012 online national survey that drew 464 complete responses. Asked to assess religious groups on a “feeling thermometer” of 1 to 100, Jewish people, mainline Protestants and Catholics all achieved an average score of 65 or higher, researchers led by University of North Texas sociologist George Yancey reported in an online article in the journal Sociology of Religion. Next to the bottom, just slightly above fundamentalists, were Protestant evangelicals with an average score of 48. Based on the rankings and...
  • ‘Dream ticket’ Trump, Cruz to announce ‘something very big over the next two weeks in Washington’

    08/28/2015 6:25:17 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 105 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | 08/28/15 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Ted Cruz and Donald Trump have united to fight the Iran nuclear agreement. On Thursday, the Texas senator invited the real estate mogul to join him in rallying against the deal on the Capitol grounds, and Trump accepted. The two Republican presidential candidates said they would do “something very big over the next two weeks in Washington.” Trump made his announcement after a campaign rally in South Carolina, referring to Cruz as “a friend of mine and a good guy.” The event will be sponsored by Tea Party Patriots, the Center for Security Policy, and the Zionist Organization of America,...
  • Trump and Cruz Join Forces at Anti-Iran Deal Rally

    08/28/2015 5:16:13 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Michael van der Galien
    The apparent alliance between Senator Ted Cruz and businessman Donald Trump – both candidates for the Republican nomination for president – will be on full display soon: the two will hold an anti-Iran deal rally together. CNN reports: Presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are planning to rally together on the grounds of the Capitol to “call on members of Congress to defeat the catastrophic” Iran nuclear deal, Cruz’s campaign said Thursday. The Texas senator said in a tweet that he was “glad that @realDonaldTrump accepted my invitation,” an invitation confirmed by event organizers. Cruz’s announcement came a few...
  • Crowd gathers for Rand Paul rally at BSU, some with Trump on their minds... [Idaho]

    08/28/2015 5:16:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Spokesman-Review's Eye On Boise Blog ^ | August 27, 2015 | Betsy Z. Russell
    People are gathering in the BSU Student Union for Rand Paul’s rally this morning, which has been moved to the Hatch Ballroom from the smaller Barnwell Room. The 258 chairs are mostly full, and a few are starting to gather in standing room in the back for the “Stand With Rand” rally. The audience appears to be mostly students, along with a mix of other Boiseans. Linda Pfister, a Boise retiree, said, “I’ve been a Rand Paul supporter for quite some time now. I think if anybody can get rid of the trash in Washington, D.C., I think he can.”...
  • The Lid: The GOP's Dynamic Duo? (Cruz and Trump)

    08/27/2015 9:46:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    NBC News' The Lid ^ | August 27, 2015 | Carrie Dann and Andrew Rafferty
    '16 AT 30 THOUSAND If you can't beat 'em, ask 'em to join you! In what is a pretty unusual move for a primary contest, Ted Cruz has invited Trump to join him at a rally to highlight opposition to the Iran nuclear deal. The Texas senator has long appeared to be positioning himself to pick up a chunk of Trump's supporters, including through his efforts to avoid criticism of even Trump's most bombastic statements. Cruz has not attacked Trump, and has in turn been one of the few GOP candidates who have successfully stayed out of The Donald's crosshairs.(As...
  • The GOP Field That Failed

    08/27/2015 9:08:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rich Lowry, editor, The National Review
    The rise of Donald Trump is, in part, a function of a vacuum. He is thriving in a Republican field that is large, talented and, so far, underwhelming. There’s 17 candidates and nothing on. Except Donald Trump. Now, this has much to do with the media, and with Trump’s unique qualities as a showman. He has the advantage of not caring, about anything apparently — the facts, his reputation, or, ultimately, winning the presidency. In consequence, he is a free man. The Jorge Ramos incident was Trump in microcosm. He did what no other Republican politician could get away with...
  • Trump, Cruz Say No To Iran Nuclear Holocaust – Coordinate D.C. Rally

    08/27/2015 8:40:33 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 35 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | August 27, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York — August 27, 2015 … Two of Israel’s best friends, businessman Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz, have agreed to host a mass rally in Washington against the Iran Deal which directly threatens the security of the United States and Israel. Cruz and Trump are both presidential candidates but transcending their run for the White House is a sincere desire to limit an Iranian ICBM nuclear attack on the US. Both Trump and Cruz realize that if Iran secures 150 billion dollars from the lifting of sanctions, that money will go towards nuclear...
  • Cruz and Trump to Team Up on Iran Deal

    08/27/2015 8:29:27 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 8-28-15 | Ben Ariel
    Republican presidential candidates Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are teaming up in opposing the Iran nuclear deal. According to NBC News, Cruz has invited Trump to Washington for an upcoming rally against the deal. The two are set to appear at an event organized by the Tea Party Patriots, the Center for Security Politics, and the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), according to the Cruz campaign. Mort Klein, the ZOA president, said the rally has been in the works for weeks, though Trump's inclusion is a relatively new development. "I think it's of great value to have a person...
  • WATCH: Trump Is Teaming Up With Another 2016 Candidate To Fight Obama In A BOLD Way (Ted Cruz)

    08/27/2015 5:38:21 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 31 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | August 27, 2015 at 4:58pm | Randy DeSoto
    They are doing "something very big" within the next two weeks in Washington. -- This could be interesting.
  • Ted Cruz Vows To Defund Planned Parenthood, Prosecute Criminal Violations

    08/27/2015 4:12:34 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    ... Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) says he plans to launch a grassroots campaign that will defund Planned Parenthood in all 50 states and prosecute all criminal violations by the nation’s largest abortion provider.Cruz invited thousands of evangelical pastors from across the country to participate in a conference call Tuesday night, and let them know he would do his best to ensure the government is not funded if funding includes taxpayer monies for Planned Parenthood.---“We can expect President Obama and many of the congressional Democrats to cry loudly that if Congress uses its authority, Congress will be quote ‘shutting down the...
  • Boehner reportedly tells Colorado donors: Ted Cruz is a “jackass”

    08/27/2015 3:44:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 27, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Juicy, but I don’t know how scandalized we should be at learning that Boehner holds a view we all assumed he held in the first place. Next we’ll find out that Mitch McConnell thinks Cruz is a jackass too. This isn’t the first time he’s been accused of saying something privately to fundraisers that he wouldn’t dare dream of saying publicly. Remember when he allegedly told a bunch of donor-class amnesty fans that he was “hellbent” on passing comprehensive immigration reform in 2014? Two months later Dave Brat upset Eric Cantor in their House primary by running hard against illegal...
  • Donald Trump and Ted Cruz to protest Iran deal together in DC

    08/27/2015 3:37:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 27, 2015 | Ellen Uchimiya
    Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will be joining forces to protest the Iran nuclear deal in the coming days. At an event in South Carolina, Trump said he and Cruz will go to Washington, D.C. some time in the next two weeks for "essentially a protest against a totally incompetent deal we're making with Iran." Cruz's campaign confirmed that he had invited Trump to join him on the Capitol grounds, where the two will call on Congress "to defeat the catastrophic deal that the Obama Administration has struck with the Islamic Republic of Iran."(continued)
  • Ted Cruz, Donald Trump to Team Up for Rally Against Iran Deal

    08/27/2015 3:26:59 PM PDT · by don-o · 23 replies
    NBC ^ | August 27, 2015 | Hallie Jackson
    Call it a public display of political affection: Sen. Ted Cruz has invited Donald Trump to Washington next month for a rally against the Iran nuclear deal. The two Republican rivals are set to appear at an event organized by the Tea Party Patriots, the Center for Security Politics, and the Zionist Organization of America, according to the Cruz campaign. Mort Klein, the ZOA president, said the rally has been in the works for weeks, though Trump's inclusion is a relatively new development. "I think it's of great value to have a person who will likely command coverage of this...
  • Report: John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz A ‘Jackass’ At Fundraiser; Rubs Some Attendees the Wrong Way

    08/27/2015 2:19:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/27/2015 | Debra Heine
    According to the Daily Caller, Speaker Boehner broke Reagan’s 11th Commandment big time at a GOP fundraiser in Colorado, Wednesday evening: At a Steamboat Springs event for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton, the Ohio Republican quipped that he likes how Cruz’s presidential campaign keeps “that jackass” out of Washington, and from telling Boehner how to do his job.That remark rubbed some attendees the wrong way.“I don’t think it’s terribly speaker-like, and I think it kind of goes against everything that Reagan ever said about disparaging Republicans,” said Ed MacArthur, the president of Native Excavating, who attended the fundraiser. Given Speaker...
  • Ted Cruz Is Stalking Donald Trump

    08/27/2015 1:53:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 27, 2015 | Tim Alberta
    The Texas Republican believes that when (not if) Trump falters, he'll absorb the current front-runner's followers.TUSCALOOSA, Alabama—Four days after Donald Trump drew tens of thousands of supporters to a modest, multipurpose football arena in this state, Ted Cruz stood 200 miles away inside a glass-enclosed suite overlooking the north end zone inside legendary Denny-Bryant Stadium. Here, in the home of the Alabama Crimson Tide, Cruz offered blistering critiques identical to those delivered by Trump—a nation in decline, an immigration crisis, a government corrupted by career politicians in both parties. Yet Cruz, speaking to several hundred suit-and-tie Republicans at a plated...
  • Trump/Cruz Summit in Manhattan

    08/27/2015 1:35:36 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 19 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 15, 2015 | Katie McHugh
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will meet with fellow GOP contender Donald Trump on Wednesday at Trump’s campaign headquarters, New York City’s Trump Tower. Cruz, the first Republican to declare a run for the presidency, will step onto Trump’s territory in Manhattan and is visiting Trump, not the other way around. As the Washington Post notes, the two candidates are on friendly terms and both take a strong, popular stand against mass illegal immigration. According to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, Trump leads the field, with 17 percent of Republicans and independents surveyed saying he’s their first choice for the...
  • John Boehner Calls Sen. Ted Cruz a “JackA$$” at Colorado Fundraiser

    08/27/2015 12:32:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 94 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 27,2015 | Jim Hoft
    Speaker John Boehner held a fundraiser this week in Steamboat Springs for Rep. Scott Tipton. Boehner referred to Senator Ted Cruz as a “jacka$$” during his speech. The Daily Caller reported: Speaker of the House John Boehner stunned audience members Wednesday evening at a Colorado fundraiser by referring to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz as a “jackass,” two people in attendance tell The Daily Caller. At a Steamboat Springs event for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton, the Ohio Republican quipped that he likes how Cruz’s presidential campaign keeps “that jackass” out of Washington, and from telling Boehner how to do his...
  • John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz A ‘Jackass’ At Fundraiser

    08/27/2015 11:58:46 AM PDT · by roses of sharon · 97 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/27/15 | Alex Pappas
    Speaker of the House John Boehner stunned audience members Wednesday evening at a Colorado fundraiser by referring to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz as a “jackass,” two people in attendance tell The Daily Caller. At a Steamboat Springs event for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton, the Ohio Republican quipped that he likes how Cruz’s presidential campaign keeps “that jackass” out of Washington, and from telling Boehner how to do his job.
  • Ted Cruz invites Donald Trump to speak at anti-Iran deal rally at Capitol

    08/27/2015 11:51:05 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 54 replies
    Dallas News ^ | August 27, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Sen. Ted Cruz has invited fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to speak at a rally against the Iran nuclear agreement in Washington, according to the senator’s campaign. The rally will be held at the Capitol and sponsored by Tea Party Patriots, Center for Security Policy, and the Zionist Organization of America, according to the campaign. The date, time and exact location haven’t been finalized. Trump told reporters in South Carolina on Thursday afternoon that he and Cruz were planning an event protesting the deal in Washington. The Daily Beast previously reported that the two campaigns were mulling joint events,...
  • Questioning Trump like wrestling an eel

    08/27/2015 9:12:37 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 74 replies
    Chicago Sun Times Press Reader ^ | 8/26/2015 | Roger Simon
    On Sunday, ABC's George Stephanopoulos, an excellent interviewer, tried to break through the Trump persona and get some answers on something - anything! Stephanopoulos chose the sole plan listed under "Positions" on the official Trump website. It is Trump's plan for making Mexico pay for a wall on our southern border, deporting "criminal aliens" from the United States, and ending "birthright citizenship" among other complex, controversial and expensive programs. Stephanopoulos attempted to find out how Trump would carry out his plan. Specifically. Did I say it was like wrestling an eel? It is more like punching a pillow. "You have...
  • The most damning part of Donald Trump’s political rise

    08/27/2015 7:26:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Washington Post's PostEverything ^ | August 27, 2015 | Professor Daniel W. Drezner, Tufts University
    Remember when the 2016 field of Republican presidential candidates was supposed to be so deep and talented? Then why is a reality TV clown beating all of them? The hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts has begun to notice that Donald Trump isn’t going away anytime soon in the polls. Which poses a bit of a writing quandary. There is no denying that Trump stump commentary generates a lot of traffic — I mean, just tremendous, quality clicks. But this incoherent gasbag has been blathering on for more than two months now, and there’s only so much one man can...
  • Donald Trump Is Going to Lose Because He Is Crazy

    08/26/2015 11:05:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    Republicans, and observers of the Republican Party, have concluded that Donald Trump’s gonzo commandeering of their presidential primary has defied their attempts to suppress it because he is crazy. This is broadly true, but not quite in the way Trump’s befuddled critics mean it. What they say is that Trump is winning because he attracts voters with nonsensical ideas. Lindsey Graham calls Trump “a huckster billionaire whose political ideas are gibberish.” Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson tells Evan Osnos, in Osnos’s paraphrasing, “anyone who runs for office discovers that some portion of the electorate is available to be enraged...
  • How Two Candidates Are Handling the Trump Effect

    08/26/2015 9:46:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | August 26, 2015 | Lewis Morris
    No one ever assumed the Republican presidential nomination was going to be smooth sailing, with 17 announced candidates ranging from all walks of public and private life vying for the prize. But the candidacy, and we use that term loosely, of Donald Trump has changed the landscape in a way few could have imagined. Trump’s presence thus far has muted the inevitability of establishment star Jeb Bush — a good thing, in our estimation, despite the insistence of some Trump supporters that our criticism of The Donald automatically means we favor the heir to the Bush Dynasty. Unfortunately, it has...
  • Bob Smith, Who Ran for Senate Twice in Florida, Behind Ted Cruz for President

    08/26/2015 9:05:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    Florida might have its share of Republican presidential candidates but one former presidential candidate who ran twice in the Sunshine State is behind U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H., who ran twice for the U.S. Senate in Florida, was named as a co-chair of Cruz’s veterans outreach team on Wednesday. Smith joins U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., and Texas state Sen. Brian Birdwell as co-chairs of “Vets for Ted” while Bill Connor will be national director. Cruz has also named Smith, a Navy veteran, as part of his team in New Hampshire, home of the...
  • Who Are Donald Trump’s Supporters?

    08/26/2015 8:39:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 26, 2015 | Robert Tracinski
    The big, existential question for Republicans right now is: who are Donald Trump’s supporters? It matters because this will determine the future, and the future prospects, of the party. I heartily agree with Ben Domenech, whose article on this just made it harder for me to fulfill my obligations to his publication, by pre-empting most of what I was planning to write about Trump for The Federalist. Ben argues that Trumpism would turn the Republicans from a “classically liberal right” to a European-style nationalist party that is “xenophobic, anti-capitalist, vaguely militarist, pro-state, and consistently anti-Semitic. If you criticize Donald Trump,...
  • Ted Cruz adds 66 to NH campaign leadership

    08/26/2015 8:07:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz announced additions to his New Hampshire leadership team, which he says now numbers 107. The U.S. senator from Texas previously named former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, Executive Councilor David Wheeler, R-Milford, and former New Hampshire House Speaker William L. O'Brien, R-Mont Vernon, as his state co-chairmen. The latest roll-out of 66 conservatives comes as Cruz plans a busy weekend of campaigning in New Hampshire. The list features several prominent conservatives, activists, faith leaders and state and local lawmakers. It includes former state Sen. Fenton Groen and Rep. Warren Groen of Rochester, Rep. Rick Christie of...
  • Head-to-Head: Does Marco Rubio have a chance?

    08/26/2015 7:59:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Gamecock ^ | August 26, 2015 | Ben Turner and Griffin Hobson
    Ben Turner: Yes In the Republican Party’s "autopsy" of why they lost the 2012 presidential election, they noted a need for the party to reach out to minorities and younger voters, two groups they had limited support from. Little did they know, they would have not one but two young Hispanic candidates competing for their party’s nomination in 2016. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are not only the same age and Hispanic — their entire biographies are remarkably similar. Both Cruz and Rubio claim Cuban ancestry, both have law degrees and both served in state politics before running for and...
  • Donald Trump Is Running A Perpetual Attention Machine

    08/26/2015 3:58:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Five Thirty Eight's Data Lab ^ | August 26, 2015 | Nate Silver, founder and editor-in-chief
    Earlier this month, I outlined Donald Trump’s “Six Stages of Doom” — the hurdles he’ll have to clear to win the Republican nomination. The first obstacle: Could Trump keep his polling numbers up when another storyline emerged that prevented him from monopolizing the news cycle? “For a variety of reasons, Trump isn’t affected much by negative media coverage — it may even help him,” I wrote. “But a lack of media coverage might be a different story.” It’s too soon to say whether Trump has passed this first test. Partly because it’s August — almost half a year before Iowa...
  • Cruz Announces National Campaign Military Coalition

    08/26/2015 3:22:07 PM PDT · by Isara · 31 replies
    Conservative Fifty Dot Com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Javan Browder
    Bill Connor, (LTCP) named as Director of Cruz Military Coalition US Senator and GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz has taken a major step toward securing a major voting block within the GOP electorate, the military/veteran block.Today the Cruz campaign announced the formation of the Cruz for President military coalition, “Vets for Ted.”The coalition will be led by Bill Connor of South Carolina, a 24 year Army officer and decorated combat veteran who will serve as the National Director for the coalition. A graduate of the Citadel, Connor has served as an Army Ranger, Senior US Advisor to Helmand Province...
  • Cruz is true GOP dark horse: How he’s winning over the fanatical right at exactly the right time

    08/26/2015 2:51:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Salon ^ | August 26, 2015 | Heather Digby Parton
    When Donald Trump's campaign collapses, as it almost certainly still will, Cruz is well positioned to fill the void.While Donald Trump continues to inspire what he calls “the silent majority” (and everyone else calls the racist rump of the GOP) and the other assumed front-runners Walker, Rubio and Bush flounder and flop around, another candidate is quietly gathering support from a discrete, but powerful, GOP constituency. As Peter Montgomery of Right Wing watch pointed out earlier this week, Ted Cruz is making a huge play for the religious right. And they like what they’re seeing. Montgomery notes that influential conservative...
  • Cruz for President Announces Growing Leadership Team in New Hampshire

    08/26/2015 2:35:24 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/26/15
    Former Senator Fenton Groen, Representatives Allen Cook, Warren Groen, Rick Christie, Bill Kuch, Guy Comtois, and Walter Koloziej among 66 new endorsements for Sen. CruzHOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced a second round of members to his New Hampshire Leadership Team in advance of his return to the Granite State this Sunday and Monday. This group of sixty-six courageous conservatives joins forty-one other leaders who endorsed Cruz earlier in the spring, including New Hampshire co-chairs, former Speaker Bill O’Brien, former Sen. Bob Smith, and Executive Councilor David Wheeler. Now totaling 107, Sen. Cruz’s leadership team consists...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz calls out to pastors for support against Planned Parenthood

    08/26/2015 7:43:02 AM PDT · by Isara · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | August 26, 2015 | Marvie Basilan
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz has invited 100,000 pastors to participate in a conference held Tuesday, which talked about how to defund Planned Parenthood. According to the Christian Broadcasting Network, Cruz's email to the thousands of pastors stated how he denounced "Planned Parenthood's barbaric practices of harvesting the body parts of innocent babies and selling them to the highest bidder." While Cruz is seen by some voters and election critics to be a tad farther behind the race, the Texas lawmaker continues to step on high gear this week as he pushes for a 50-state campaign that looks toward...