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  • Donald Trump’s Emotional TV Ad Slams Illegal Immigration

    02/13/2016 2:22:00 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 78 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | February 12
    Donald Trump has rolled out a hard-hitting and emotional TV ad in South Carolina that shows how African-Americans are suffering from illegal immigration.
  • Cruz to GOP: It’s either me or Trump

    02/10/2016 6:25:25 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 355 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/10/2016 | ED MORRISSEY
    Premature or prophetic? While analysts tried to figure out who had a "ticket" coming out of New Hampshire, Ted Cruz told Salem's Mike Gallagher that only two tickets exist -- at least in first class. With a win in Iowa and a surprising third-place finish last night, Cruz warned the Republican Party that he's the only one in the field who can dethrone Trump: "South Carolina historically has played a critical role picking presidents. And I think Iowa and New Hampshire perform an incredibly important function in narrowing the field and in many ways this field is becoming a two-person...
  • Cruz Mocks...Fox: 'Looking Forward' to 'Wall-to-Wall Coverage' of My Third-Place Finish

    02/10/2016 1:45:02 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Full Title: Cruz Mocks Fox News' Reporting on Rubio: 'Looking Forward' to 'Wall-to-Wall Coverage' of My Third-Place Finish Wednesday at an event in Myrtle Beach, SC, Republican presidential hopeful responded to a question about a statement he had made about his competitor Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% coming off of a third-place finish in Iowa a week earlier. Cruz had said "bronze was the new gold." But after coming off his own third-place finish in New Hampshire, Cruz took a jab at Fox News for its coverage of third-place finishers by seemingly mocking it as he said he was looking forward...
  • What About Ted Cruz?

    02/10/2016 4:17:12 AM PST · by detective · 183 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 9, 2016 | Thomas B. Edsall
    Despite Donald Trump's victory in New Hampshire, what is the chance that Republicans will nominate Ted Cruz and that he will go on to win the presidency? The website ElectionBettingOdds gives Cruz a 14.5 percent chance of winning the nomination - his victory in the Iowa caucuses and what looks like a third place showing in New Hampshire notwithstanding. It puts his chances of actually winning the presidency at 4.3 percent.
  • It’s A Time For Choosing And That’s Why I Must Choose Cruz

    02/09/2016 6:39:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 168 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | February 2, 2016 | Kevin Boyd
    I have been struggling to decide who to vote for president. This field that was hyped as the "most talented in a generation" has turned out to be a field full of mediocrities. Standing atop the field until last night was a vulgar carnival barker and reality TV star. Instead of a debate on ideas, we have mindless sloganeering and empty words. Donald Trump absolutely cannot be the Republican nominee. Trump is not a conservative, he has not fought with conservatives, and he has actively aided and funded the enemies of conservatives. It's more than that though. To nominate Trump...
  • Cruz: “There is no stronger advocate for legal immigration in the U.S. Senate than I am” (H1B)

    02/09/2016 9:25:27 AM PST · by xzins · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 30, 2015
    Via the Weekly Standard, he's not saying anything here that he hasn't said before. He supports immigration reform, but not comprehensive immigration reform - only a piecemeal security-first approach will work, the same view now taken by Marco Rubio. But Cruz fans who haven't paid attention to him on this issue may assume, incorrectly but understandably, that he naturally takes the most conservative position that an electable Republican presidential candidate can take. Not so: It's Scott Walker(!) who's staked out the right side of the field by demanding that American wages be a variable when considering target numbers for legal...
  • VANITY - Attended the Ted Cruz 'Meet and Greet" - Lindy's Diner, Keene, NH (Jan18, 2016)

    01/18/2016 3:51:30 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 49 replies
    I took the family to New Hampshire early this morning to meet Ted Cruz. It was cold, but everyone at Lindy's Diner was excited. It was a good turnout and Ted Cruz had a conversation with my 6 year old. I linked to that exchange, I think you might find it endearing and genuine. Later he spoke in the diner for a good while and left to continue on his journey. We had been to a Trump rally, so it was nice to also meet another Republican candidate. My impression of him is that he is a very good man...very...
  • Gallup: Jeb Bush Only Republican Candidate With Net Unfavorable Rating

    02/06/2016 8:52:10 AM PST · by Rockitz · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6 Feb 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    A recent survey from Gallup shows that Jeb Bush is the only candidate with a net unfavorable rating — even after he’s aired millions of dollars of ads to promote his candidacy. Since July, Bush’s net favorable rating has gone from 27 points in to negative one point, according to the survey of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. That’s even lower than Donald Trump, widely considered to be the most controversial candidate in the Republican field. Forty-five percent of voters have an unfavorable view of Bush, ten points more than Trump. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has the lowest unfavorable ratings with...
  • Illinois and New Hampshire Agree Cruz Is A Natural Born Citizen

    02/05/2016 6:38:54 AM PST · by raptor22 · 82 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 5, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Donald Trump, his aura of invincibility shattered by Iowa caucus voters he once called “stupid,” is throwing a tantrum these days, convinced that Ted Cruz “cheated” and continues to maintain the untenable proposition that in any event he is a not eligible to be President of the United States. Cruz did not cheat in Iowa. Cruz supporters may have indeed cited to supporters of Dr. Ben Carson CNN news reports and tweets that Carson was skipping New Hampshire and South Carolina, so draw your own conclusions, but where were the Carson president captains to shepherd their flock?
  • Ted Cruz, Triumphant

    02/01/2016 10:28:42 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 197 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 1, 2016 | David French
    I tip my cap, unreservedly, to Ted Cruz. With everything on the line - and so many GOP colleagues cowed and intimidated - he took on Donald Trump and won. Late last year I wrote that the GOP needed an actual leader, someone who would step up and take on Trump directly: Now is the time. A presidential campaign is an early test of leadership, a proving ground for dealing with the challenges of the world's most difficult job. I don't want the last man standing. I want the guy who took down the king. If Trump can absorb the...
  • Cruz Right, Trump Wrong On Ethanol

    01/30/2016 6:42:35 AM PST · by raptor22 · 80 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 30, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It has been said that if we were getting so-called “alternative” energy from potatoes instead of corn, the first primary/caucus would be held in Idaho instead of Iowa. As it is, ethanol from corn in the first state where votes are actually cast in a presidential election has led to endless political pandering in support of a fuel that consumes more energy than it provides, is difficult to transport, reduces car mileage, can damage auto enegines, and damages the environment.
  • Ted Cruz: I’m the only candidate who has consistently opposed amnesty

    01/29/2016 8:52:53 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 117 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said after Thursday evening's GOP presidential debate that he's the only candidate in the 2016 presidential race who has consistently opposed "amnesty" for illegal immigrants. "In the Republican field, I am the only person on that stage, the only Republican running, who opposes amnesty, who opposes a pathway to citizenship," Mr. Cruz said on Fox News' "The Kelly File." "Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — all three of them support a pathway to citizenship."...
  • Ted Cruz’s American restoration

    01/27/2016 12:25:49 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 14 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/26/2016 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    Incremental change simply will not do. The world is changing too quickly and dangerously for a hesitant successor or one that fails to recognize that the entirety of Obama’s foreign policy must be rejected from the outset.-snipCruz ..... isn’t in politics to make a deal. He is in politics to make a difference.Cruz opted out of a lucrative career in the private sector because he believed that it was more important for him to serve his country. Over his four years in the Senate, Cruz has worked tirelessly to block Obama’s domestic and foreign policy agenda. He has been Israel’s...
  • Ted Cruz Unveils 'Unprecedented' Iowa Ground Game

    01/27/2016 4:44:42 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 19 replies
    Charismanews ^ | 1/27/2016 | Bob Eschliman
    There are 1,682 voting precincts in Iowa, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) claims he has 1,573 of them covered for Monday night's first-in-the-nation Iowa Republican Caucus. "In my experience the Cruz organizational effort here in Iowa is unrivaled," Cruz's Iowa state director Bryan English said. "We have coalesced conservatives from across the state because they want a conservative leader who will change Washington, break the D.C. cartel and bring power back to 'We the People.'" According to the Cruz camp, they have named a county chair for each of Iowa's 99 counties, and recruited 247 "notable activists, pastors and...
  • Current list of People Endorsing Ted Cruz for President - 1/26/15

    01/26/2016 10:52:55 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 35 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 1/26/15
    U.S. Governors (former) Rick Perry, Texas (former); Presidential Candidate 2016, 2012 U.S. Senators (former) Bob Smith, New Hampshire (former); Presidential Candidate 2000 U.S. Representatives (current and former) Brian Babin, Representative from TexasBob Barr, former Representative from Georgia; also Libertarian Nominee in 2008Jim Bridenstine, Representative from OklahomaMo Brooks, Representative from AlabamaMichael C. Burgess, Representative from TexasJohn Culberson, Representative from TexasLouie Gohmert, Representative from TexasJody Hice, Representative from GeorgiaSteve King, Representative from IowaJohn Ratcliffe, Representative from TexasDana Rohrabacher, Representative from CaliforniaSam Graves, Representative from MissourTom Tancredo former Representative from Colorado; also presidential candidate in 2008Randy Weber, Representative from TexasSam Johnson, Representative...
  • Cruz is paid to be honest, not nice (2013)

    01/24/2016 7:01:55 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 7 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | February 24, 2013 | Ruben Navarrette
    I've become accustomed to politicians who keep their heads down and rarely say anything interesting because they're afraid of drawing fire. Rare are those who speak their minds, defend their principles and worry more about doing their job than keeping it. That's how Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has been conducting himself in his first two months in office, and the Washington establishment is aghast. Cruz has been my friend for 10 years, and I can't say I'm surprised. - snip - When someone is nominated to the Cabinet, the Constitution dictates that senators must give their "advice and...
  • Insider leaks real reason for GOP kingpins' anti-Cruz venom

    01/23/2016 5:33:17 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 112 replies
    WND ^ | 1/23/16 | Greg Corombos
    It's well known that many Republicans in Washington do not like Sen. Ted Cruz, but the full extent of that antipathy is coming to light this week as several current and former lawmakers say they prefer Donald Trump as the GOP nominee, although they have little regard for either man. Some GOP consultants and strategists started the rumblings in recent days. Then Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad told Republicans in his state to oppose Cruz because of the senator's opposition to ethanol subsidies. But the story broke wide open on Wednesday when former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee...
  • Glenn Beck endorses Ted Cruz

    01/23/2016 2:36:25 PM PST · by Isara · 80 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/23/16 | Daniel Chaitin
    Conservative political commentator Glenn Beck officially endorsed Ted Cruz for president on Saturday. Beck, a nationally syndicated radio host, founder of TheBlaze and best-selling author, made the announcement with the Texas senator at a rally in Ankeny, Iowa, adding that the U.S. needs a "new George Washington." "Today's Washington will not be found in the garish light of gold, but rather, in the bold service of a man who stands tirelessly for what he deeply believes - that government should be of the people, by the people and for the people. That is why I am endorsing Senator Ted Cruz...
  • The Ted Cruz Speech Everyone Should Hear – Video And Transcript - 2013

    01/22/2016 1:38:03 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 45 replies
    The Lonely Conservative ^ | October 25, 2013 | Lonely Conservative
    Senator Ted Cruz was in Iowa for the Ronald Reagan Dinner and delivered a slam dunk speech. I was going to highlight a point or two, but the whole speech is so spot-on I'll just give you the video and the entire transcript. (Note, it's a rush transcript so there may be an error or two.) --- Cruz: We need to unify and let me tell you, growth and freedom are principles and ideals that should unify the entire Republican caucus. They are principles and ideals, that unify the evangelical community. With the liberty movement. With the business community. Growth...
  • Sarah Palin on Cavuto about Ted Cruz: TOTAL MELTDOWN - Sept. 24, 2013

    01/22/2016 9:53:49 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 80 replies
    Fox News Cavuto ^ | September 24, 2013
    Has weird title. Great video of Palin talking about Cruz and the shutdown of the government over the (UN)affordable healthcare act. This video is worth watching.
  • [Flashback 07/2015] Cruz Falls Apart When Asked How He Would Solve [Immigration]

    01/21/2016 12:26:17 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 64 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | 07/05/2015 | Jason Easley
    CHUCK TODD: What do you do with the 11 million people though? Do you have to send 'em back, or do you give them a way to get legal? TED CRUZ: Chuck, I don't accept the premise that you have to solve every aspect of this problem all at once. President Obama and the Democrats focus on that issue because the question you're asking is the most divisive partisan question in this entire debate. And I don't believe President Obama wants to solve this. CHUCK TODD: I understand that it's divisive. But the– it's still a problem. TED CRUZ: B--...
  • Ted Cruz's Former Roommate Calls Him an 'A**hole' in Epic Two-Day Twitter Rant

    01/21/2016 3:50:13 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 89 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 20, 2016 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Hollywood screenwriter Craig Mazin, who shared a dorm room with Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during their freshman year at Princeton University, spent most of Tuesday and Wednesday trashing the Texas senator on Twitter. The storm of tweets, which started Monday evening, seemed to be sparked my Mazin's influx of Twitter followers, which he attributes to people learning that he was Cruz's roommate for a short time. "I have 30k followers now, and all I had to do was be stuck in a room with Ted Cruz for a year. I'm sure you're all nice, but SO NOT WORTH IT,"...
  • Cruz: Establishment Has Abandoned Rubio for Trump

    01/20/2016 4:19:24 PM PST · by springwater13 · 180 replies
    Yes, you read that right. According to Ted Cruz, the so-called Republican establishment is abandoning Florida senator Marco Rubio and uniting behind real-estate mogul Donald Trump. Cruz has long said the Republican primary would come down to two candidates, one a conservative, the other an establishment moderate. Now that Cruz and Trump are leading the polls, he's trying his hardest to paint Trump as the latter. "We're seeing something remarkable happening in this Republican primary," the Texas senator told reporters on Wednesday. "Right now, the Washington establishment is abandoning Marco Rubio, they’ve made the assessment that Marco can’t win this...
  • Ted Cruz: Unlike Donald Trump, I won’t let deported illegals back in to become citizens

    01/20/2016 1:47:47 PM PST · by TBP · 129 replies
    Hot Air ^ | JANUARY 5, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The key bit is where Cruz says of Trump, “look, there’s a difference. He’s advocated allowing folks to come back in and become citizens. I oppose that.” Trump has indeed said he’d let the “good” illegals come back in after they’ve been deported; lots of border hawks, me included, have flagged that as evidence that Trump’s not as opposed to forms of amnesty as he seems. Until now, though, none of the other top-tier candidates have had the guts to make that point against him. He can let Trump’s shots at his faith go because he has loads more credibility...
  • Donald Trump goes OFF THE RAILS: Ted Cruz is worse than Hillary when you think about it

    01/20/2016 8:28:12 AM PST · by Isara · 246 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | The Right Scoop
    Once again the very desperate Donald Trump is trying to make a mountain out of a molehill, now suggesting that Ted Cruz is worse than Hillary “when you think about it” because of his filing mistake with respect to the loan he took out to fund his Senate campaign in Texas:Donald Trump: Ted Cruz Is "Worse than Hillary, When You Think about It" (Video)You know who else thinks Cruz is worse than Hillary? The Republican establishment. I’ve said this before, that Trump fights exactly like the Republican Establishment fights when they have a conservative challenging a Republican incumbent. They will...
  • Byron York: What Palin does for Trump, and to Cruz

    01/20/2016 7:34:16 AM PST · by LesDowrey · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/20/16 | Byron York
    AMES, Iowa -- In September, when Donald Trump appeared before a giant rally in Dallas, a person in the Trump circle described the coming months of the campaign. Sure, a big event like Dallas got headlines, but Trump knew he couldn't do the same rally, rally, rally for the next several months and expect the public to remain interested. Even then, TrumpWorld was planning a varied (and secret) schedule of special events, bold policy rollouts, and other attention-getting gestures to keep the voters' and the media's attention over the course of a long campaign. Tuesday night in Ames was a...
  • (Flashback 10 yrs ago): Cops Found Ted Cruz's Wife on Roadside, Thought She Was a Danger to Herself

    01/19/2016 2:35:17 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 188 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/18/2016 | Inside Edition
    Ted Cruz‘s wife, Heidi, was once so depressed that a police officer wrote: "I believed that she was a danger to herself." The incident happened in 2005 shortly after Heidi quit her high-powered job at the White House and moved to Austin, Texas, to be with her husband, who was state solicitor general. Police responded to a 911 call about a woman in a pink shirt sitting next to an expressway and found Mrs. Cruz sitting on the ground ten feet from speeding traffic with her head in her hands.
  • The VAT in Ted Cruz's Tax Plan is a Threat to Limited Government and the Economy

    01/15/2016 6:58:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2016 | Michael Johnson
    Tax reform is a key part of reviving our economy so that the 21st century is another American century. That's why Senator Marco Rubio put together a tax reform plan that would generate economic growth, an employment boom, and rising wages for American workers. The Rubio tax plan would make the economy grow twice as fast as it has this century because it would lower taxes on hard-working families, allowing them to take home more of what they earn so they can use it to provide a better future for their children. It would reduce taxes on saving and investment,...
  • Ted Cruz Will Be The GOP Nominee

    01/11/2016 11:10:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 190 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2016 | Fletcher Armstrong
    Yogi Berra said, "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future." But here goes. Barring a major political earthquake, Ted Cruz will be the GOP nominee later this year. As the primaries get under way, two or three candidates will quickly emerge. Based on the voting blocks which are apparent in the current polling, and their likely moves as the options narrow, the most likely result is a Cruz win, perhaps by a landslide. With a strong anti-establishment sentiment among GOP voters, 65% are going for one of the opposition candidates, either Donald Trump (35%), Ted Cruz (20%), or...
  • Yes, Ted Cruz Is A Natural Born Citizen

    01/10/2016 10:01:39 AM PST · by raptor22 · 194 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Even Donald Trump thought so, at least before Ted Cruz slipped past him to top the Iowa polls. As recently as last August Trump was saying all the legal people he talked to vouched for Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be president. As ABC News reported The Donald’s flip-flop: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reversed his position on Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for president, now saying his Canadian birthplace shouldn’t disqualify him.
  • Cruz Wants To Send Syrian Refugees Already Here Home: Plan Tougher Than Trump?

    01/08/2016 8:48:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    International Business Times ^ | January 8, 2016 | Cristina Silva
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz appears to be trying to beat Donald Trump at his own game. Amid growing anti-Muslim rhetoric from Trump and other Republican presidential candidates, Cruz introduced his new far-right position on Syrian refugees already in the U.S.: Send them home. After two terror suspects with links to the Islamic State group were arrested in California and Texas this week, Cruz said Thursday the Obama administration should suspend the resettlement of Syrian refugees and other terrorist-controlled territories and undertake a retroactive assessment of all refugees who have arrived from those "high-risk countries." He also blamed Democratic front-runner Hillary...
  • Campaign rally planned Monday in Baton Rouge for Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz

    01/08/2016 10:52:18 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 5 replies
    The Republic ^ | Published: 1/8/16 4:07 am EST - Updated: 1/8/16 4:07 am EST | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is heading to Louisiana next week for a campaign rally. Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, will speak at a Monday afternoon rally at a Baton Rouge hotel, on the same day Louisiana's new governor, Democrat John Bel Edwards, is sworn into office. Bob Reid, with the Tea Party of Louisiana, circulated the Cruz rally information in an email Thursday that encouraged people to share the details with others. Louisiana's presidential primary is scheduled March 5
  • Megadonor Uihlein gives $1M to Cruz PAC

    01/07/2016 11:43:54 AM PST · by VinL · 27 replies
    WPTZ ^ | 1/8/16 | T.Schleifler
    Dick Uilhlein, one of the top Republican megadonors nationwide, has decided to back Ted Cruz's presidential campaign and has donated $1 million to his super PAC. Uilhlein committed on Wednesday evening, according to Drew Ryun, a super PAC official with Keep The Promise PAC. "He is one of the top five courted GOP donors," Ryun told CNN. "For us to land him is a good shot in the arm for Ted, and it really sets the stage going into Iowa." Uilhlein previously backed Scott Walker's campaign and gave $2.5 million to his super PAC. Uilhlein, of Illinois, started the shipping...
  • Doh! VIDEO OF TRUMP SAYING IN SEPTEMBER TED CRUZ WAS PERFECTLY ELIGIBLE TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT

    01/05/2016 5:12:41 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 109 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 1/5/15 | SooperMexican
    Apparently Donald Trump has reconsidered his stance that Ted Cruz is eligible to run for president after noticing that he’s kicking his butt in the Iowa polls, which is how the founders intended for us to solve such matters. Here’s el Trumpo back in September telling ABC News that ALL the lawyers said Cruz could run legally:
  • Ted Cruz Makes A Terrifying Announcement- Things Are About to Get Ugly

    01/05/2016 8:57:04 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 54 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 1/5/2016 | Tersa Monroe Hamilton
    Ted Cruz is exactly right here..if Hillary Clinton is elected, you will lose your guns. I have no doubt about it. We are one Supreme Court justice away from an ultra-left majority that will gleefully reinterpret the Constitution and take away our right to bear arms. They will also ensure that religious symbols are taken down in courts and across the land. Shariah law will gain a very strong foothold as well. Free speech will be censored and freedom of religion will be destroyed utterly. You won't be allowed to protect yourself or your family and if you get caught...
  • Ted Cruz reveals teh way to beat Hillary Clinton in 2016

    01/01/2016 2:48:42 PM PST · by TBP · 80 replies
    Video of Sen. Cruz explaining how to beat Hillary.
  • Tickets go fast for Trump appearance in Vermont (Bernie fans scoop-up tickets for mischief)

    01/01/2016 8:16:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    WCAX-TV ^ | January 1, 2016 | Kyle Midura
    The Donald is coming to town next week. Donald Trump's appearance will mark a rare occasion for Vermont, drawing attention from a party front-runner with New Hampshire's primary only weeks away. Free tickets sold out quickly for the appearance by the Republican poll-leader but many seats may remain empty by the time he hits the Flynn Center Stage Thursday. Free tickets to see Trump take center stage at Burlington's Flynn Center for the Performing Arts didn't last long once news broke of his coming appearance. National polling averages place him 17 points ahead of his next closest Republican competitor. But...
  • Heidi Cruz: Worried Sick

    12/31/2015 12:26:48 PM PST · by georgiegirl · 128 replies
    Breitbart News | 12/31/15 | Heidi Cruz
    Ted needs your help. Ted is under an all-out assault on his campaign, his values, and even him personally. Attacks are coming from all sides -- Republican and Democrat -- and of course the liberal media. Ted won't tell you this but I will -- please stop what you are doing and read below.
  • Ted Cruz Leads The GOP Pack In Rounding Up Support From Conservative Christian Leaders

    12/21/2015 5:08:02 PM PST · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    TrailBlazers ^ | December 21, 2015 | Christine Ayala
    Ted Cruz Leads The GOP Pack In Rounding Up Support From Conservative Christian Leaders Christine Ayala. December 21, 2015. WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz is leading his GOP rivals in an important area – collecting endorsements from conservative Christian leaders. Not all of the prominent evangelicals meeting at the ranch, owned by conservative billionaire Farris Wilks, are yet sold on Cruz, but he’s been building momentum in recent weeks. After a similar meeting with an evangelical coalition on Dec. 7, Cruz collected key endorsements from notable leaders, including Iowa’s Bob Vander Plaats, and traditional marriage activists Brian Brown and James...
  • Ted Cruz Is the Man for the Job

    12/21/2015 10:42:22 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 12 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | 12/21/2015 | Matt Barber
    I've never formally endorsed a candidate in any presidential primary. This time the stakes are too high not to. Look around. The world is on fire and the party of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, not to mention the GOP’s Obama-enabling RINO establishment, are playing with gasoline. And so, while he's been among my top picks all along, I am now proud to publicly endorse for president of the United States Sen. Ted Cruz, the man who best personifies the anti-establishment, principle over perceived pragmatism, survival over political correctness mood of the American electorate. I believe, God willing, that Sen....
  • Cruz floats Sessions for Secretary of Homeland Security: ‘He would build the wall himself!’

    12/20/2015 7:38:45 AM PST · by VinL · 87 replies
    Yellow Hammer News ^ | 12/19/15 | Cliff Simms
    During a weekend campaign stop in south Alabama, Republican senator and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz said he had "three words" for people questioning whether the southern border can be secured: "Secretary Jeff Sessions." "We are going to deport criminal illegal aliens, we are going to pass Kate's Law [mandatory minimum sentences for illegal immigrants who are deported but later return to the U.S.], we are going to end welfare benefits for those here illegally," Cruz told a raucous crowd of over 1,300 Alabamians. "For anyone who wonders, 'Can we really secure the border?' I've got three words for you: Secretary...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Trump Sounds Like The Establishment!

    12/14/2015 12:38:19 PM PST · by Isara · 105 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | December 14th, 2015 | CR Wire
    Today on his radio program, Rush Limbaugh declared that Donald Trump’s attacks on Ted Cruz on Fox News Sunday sound like an attempt by Trump to cozy up to the GOP establishment. Trump said of Cruz that “you can’t walk into the Senate, and scream and call people liars, and not be able to cajole and get along with people.” Rush pointed out that screaming and calling people “stupid” or “incompetent” is exactly what Trump has been doing throughout his campaign. Listen: Listen to the audio at the link.“He needs [the establishment] on his side for the nomination,” said Rush,...
  • Trump to Cruz: Nobody Likes You

    12/14/2015 3:36:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 163 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 12/14/15 | Rob Garver
    When the school bully starts glowering in your direction, the worst thing you can do is hold up your hands and say, “Please don’t hit me.” It’s a lesson most of us learn in the schoolyard, but one that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz seems to have forgotten.Now, here comes the knuckle sandwich.Cruz, who is making a strong run in Republican presidential primary polling, has done everything he can to put off an inevitable showdown with frontrunner Donald Trump. The reluctance is understandable – Trump’s attacks on other candidates in the race have been devastatingly effective. To avoid them, Cruz has...
  • I Smell a Rat (WaPo' s Coverage of Cruz Campaign Voter Data Management)

    12/14/2015 5:26:03 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    Freep | 12/17/2015 | CharlesOconnell
    Neurotic as a voter classification is extremely unlikely to be used by the Cruz Campaign, but that is the designation wielded without qualification or explanation by WaPo' s Tom Hamburger in Cruz campaign credits psychological data and analytics for its rising success. I smell a big, stinking, plague-flea bearing rat. As I did when I guessed that the man who made Lb1 Billion by betting against the British Pound, George Soros, was behind the 99% Occupy Wall St. Mass Delusion brainwashing campaign, 3 days before Google censorship would allow news items to pass through about it.Hamburger' s disinformation sausage does...
  • Byron York: Cruz triples support in Iowa, dominates GOP race

    12/12/2015 7:32:11 PM PST · by Isara · 127 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/12/15 | Byron York
    A new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll, the most respected survey in Iowa politics, has Ted Cruz with a solid lead in the first-voting state. The Texas senator has 31 percent in the new survey, to Donald Trump's 21 percent, Ben Carson's 13 percent, Marco Rubio's 10 percent, and Jeb Bush's six percent. In the last Register poll, in mid-October, Cruz was at 10 percent, meaning he has more than tripled his support in the last eight weeks. "From the beginning of this campaign, we've talked about uniting courageous conservatives to reignite the promise of America and keep our nation safe,"...
  • With Cruz, they’d lose

    11/30/2015 12:47:05 PM PST · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 73 replies
    The Economist ^ | 11/28/15 | Lexington
    THE presidential candidate who has most harmed American politics this year is Donald Trump, a bully who has prospered by inciting rage. Yet from the narrower perspective of the Republican Party, the most dangerous candidate of the 2016 pack may just be Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who is rising in the polls by telling conservative activists a seductive but misleading story about how their party wins elections. Since launching his presidential run, the 44-year-old Texan has built his campaign around a simple pitch: assuring the most conservative third of the Republican electorate, from born-again Christian voters to hardline members...
  • James Bennett column: Trump vs. Cruz

    11/29/2015 12:00:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | November 29, 2015 | James Bennett
    Donald Trump’s fall from atop the GOP presidential polls has started, turning Decision 2016 into a two-horse race with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in my opinion. A national Reuters poll, released Friday, showed Trump’s support has tumbled 12 percentage points since making controversial, indefensible remarks about the Nov. 13 Paris terrorist attacks.....
  • Secure the Border to Protect American Interests (Ted Cruz's OpEd)

    11/20/2015 5:36:05 PM PST · by Isara · 21 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 20th, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    Last week I introduced a bold immigration plan to secure the border, restore the rule of law, and reform legal immigration in a way that protects Americans. My plan safeguards Americans’ jobs and fortifies our national security. Just hours after I announced the plan, the need to secure the border became all the more evident as ISIS coordinated multiple, gruesome attacks on Paris and Beirut.I have stood with millions of Americans who understand the dangers of a porous national border, the foolhardiness of President Obama’s amnesty, and the lunacy of accepting tens of thousands of Syrian refugees. Americans see the...
  • Fox News cuts away during Limbaugh glowing assessment of Ted Cruz!

    11/23/2015 9:19:36 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 58 replies
    Conservativeunderground ^ | 11/22/2015 | James Willis
    You can watch the full video at the link Radio host Rush Limbaugh made a rare television appearance this morning on Fox News Sunday. During the interview, Chris Wallace had a “lightning round” where Rush was asked to appraise several of the Presidential candidates. Check out his assessment of Sen. Ted Cruz:
  • How Cruz the Outsider Won Purple Hearts for Fort Hood Victims

    11/10/2015 6:53:30 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 11/10/15 | Matthew Fleming
    On Ted Cruz’s Senate office wall hangs a framed copy of one of the Texas Republican’s proudest legislative accomplishments. And like the outsider persona he touts on the presidential campaign trail, Cruz eventually voted against the bill that made it happen.Cruz added an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act last year in the Armed Services committee that ultimately awarded the Purple Heart to victims of the 2009 massacre at the Fort Hood military facility in Texas. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 injured.Cruz had offered the amendment every year since arriving in the Senate in 2013, uniting with fellow Republican Sen....