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  • Super Bowl-Winning Coach Harbaugh Shows Leadership and Faith amid Tragedy

    04/05/2016 10:56:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | April 5, 2016 | Paul Dykewicz
    A Super Bowl championship might seem to be the crowning achievement in the life of a football coach but sometimes laudable leadership can be found in the midst of a crisis when wins and losses at that moment pale in comparison to life and death.Such a juncture occurred recently when John Harbaugh, the coach of the Baltimore Ravens who led them to a world championship in 2012, endured a sleepless night after learning that 23-year-old Tray Walker, a promising defensive back on his team, was critically injured while riding a dirt bike that collided with an SUV in Liberty City,...
  • The Unarmed Forces Medley (TRUMP for Prez)

    03/29/2016 6:03:03 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 8 replies
    Trump For President
  • Larger-than-life Texan a Hispanic icon

    03/28/2016 7:13:59 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 13 replies
    San Antonio Express - News ^ | March 27, 2016 | Sig Christenson
    As one version of the story goes, a crippling performance evaluation was pushing then-Brig. Gen. Colin L. Powell’s military career toward a dead end when two higher-ranking commanders learned of it. The two generals were horrified to hear Powell tell them over dinner in 1982 that he planned to leave the Army. One of them was a legendary Texas war hero, Gen. Richard E. Cavazos, who decided to intervene. It came as no surprise to those who knew Cavazos that he went out of his way to keep Powell in the Army. The first and only Hispanic four-star general, he...
  • Note to GOP Elites Upset about Trump: Wonkery ≠ Leadership

    03/16/2016 3:46:21 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 3/16/16 | David French
    -snip- So what did the Republican contenders do? They largely acted as if Trump wouldn’t matter. Ted Cruz kept lamely referring to Trump as his “friend.” Marco Rubio largely ignored him entirely, and while Jeb Bush tried to strike back at Trump in debates, he did so poorly and ineffectively. Instead, they got busy with what they viewed as their truly important work — destroying each other. The result was catastrophic. To millions of voters, it looked as if there was only one leader on the stage — only one person with the guts and moxie to assert his will....
  • Donald Has Been Reading The Wrong Experts

    03/01/2016 3:17:55 AM PST · by The Ghost of FReepers Past · 118 replies
    Me and various others
    Donald Trump's affection for the Mussolini statement, "It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep." reveals a mindset very much at odds with the Framers of our U.S. Constitution. To the Framers, power was something they wanted to minimize, in every government office and officeholder. Patrick Henry said, "Power is the great evil with which we are contending. We have divided power between three branches of government and erected checks and balances to prevent abuse of power. Thomas Jefferson worried about abuse of power in the Judicial Branch. He said, ""The judiciary...
  • Trump warns: Migrants will bring 'end of Europe'

    02/11/2016 9:03:03 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 76 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | February 11, 2016 | No Author
    Republican presidential primary front-runner Donald Trump is predicting the influx of Muslim migrants will lead to the "end of Europe" in an explosive interview with the conservative French magazine Valeurs Actuelles. "France is not what it used to be, and neither is Paris," Trump is quoted as saying.
  • Fiorina drops out [her statement on facebook]

    02/10/2016 12:09:20 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 68 replies
    facebook ^ | 02/10/2016 | Carly Fiorina
    This campaign was always about citizenship—taking back our country from a political class that only serves the big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the well connected. Election after election, the same empty promises are made and the same poll-tested stump speeches are given, but nothing changes. I've said throughout this campaign that I will not sit down and be quiet. I'm not going to start now. While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer...
  • Carly Fiorina: I’m out

    02/10/2016 1:16:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2016 | AllahPundit
    It’s a distant memory now but in the last two weeks of September, after her celebrated attack on Trump at the second Republican debate, she was in double digits nationally and in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina. Then everyone just … moved on and she was a low single-digits candidate the rest of the way. Even now, I’m not sure what she did to fade so quickly and durably. I suppose it was a simple matter of her being outraised and outspent and then suffocated by Trump’s total domination of earned media.Of all the dark-horse candidates who’ve run in...
  • Carly Fiorina Ends Bid For Republican Presidential Nomination

    02/10/2016 12:22:52 PM PST · by drewh · 61 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | February 10, 2016 3:12 PM ET | Scott Detrow
    Carly Fiorina is exiting the Republican presidential race after a seventh-place showing in last night's New Hampshire primary. "While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them," said Fiorina in a statement. Fiorina was an unconventional candidate. Her only previous political effort had been a 10-point loss in a race for U.S. Senate in California, and her tenure at Hewlett-Packard was most notable for her being fired by the board of directors...
  • Where were Trump's 'Leadership Skills' in Iowa? All I Saw was a Poorly-Managed, Ego-Driven Mess

    02/04/2016 3:07:11 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 52 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 February 2016 | Reaganite Republican
    When you're battling for something as important as the US presidency -and you've got financial resources and a lengthy record of success launching new ventures into the business and entertainment spheres- most observers would surely expect to see a guy like Donald Trump roll into Iowa with a polished, professional organization based on sound principles of what's worked in the past... as conservative politics  -and most sound business decisions- are grounded in. I know that's what I thought we'd be seeing... Something more along-the-lines of the impressive campaign thatTed Cruz has bolted together. Instead we get an hyper-arrogant Trump...
  • Tom DeLay: 'Real' Americans Think Ted Cruz 'Is A Hero' (2013)

    01/24/2016 5:54:16 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 20 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Oct 17, 2013 | Laura Bassett
    "When you're in a fight, people just don't like the fight, so they're going to respond negatively," DeLay said on CNN. "It's who wins and comes out of the fight that has long-lasting effects. And I got to tell you right now, out here in the real world, outside of New York and Washington, D.C., these people think Ted Cruz is a hero. They think that those Republicans in the House are heroes. And they think that Obama is destroying this country." Cruz helped kick off the congressional chaos by speaking on the Senate floor for 21 hours in a...
  • The Leadership Crisis in America

    01/22/2016 12:18:08 PM PST · by Shery · 4 replies ^ | unknown | Adrian Rodgers
    “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” Proverbs 29:2 In this or any country, leadership is crucial. There is a proverb — not a biblical proverb, but a wonderful one — that asks, “If the gold rusts, what shall the iron do?” That is, if our leadership is not what it ought to be, what will the people be like? In this first of a two-part article, we’re going to discuss the character God requires of leaders. As a general rule, we get the kind of leadership we deserve....
  • 3 Words Herman Cain Just Used To Describe Trump Tell You Exactly Why He’s Winning [Black Females]

    01/20/2016 8:12:12 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 96 replies
    Donald Trump is drawing support from a group not usually associated with Republican presidential candidates, radio show host and former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Tuesday. "Let me tell you a phenomenon that I discovered on my radio show," Cain said during an appearance on Fox and Friends. "I get callers who call up and say, 'I am black, I'm female and I'm going from Democrat to Trump.'" "They didn't say they were going from Democrat to Republican, they're going from Democrat to Trump. I think that's part of the phenomenon," he added. "I boil (the Trump phenomenon) down...
  • Kentucky Tea Party and Conservative Leaders Endorse Ted Cruz for President

    01/18/2016 2:11:55 PM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 18, 2016
    HOUSTON, Texas – Today, the Cruz for President campaign announced its Kentucky State Leadership Team consisting of Tea Party and conservative leaders from across the Bluegrass State. Scott Hofstra, Marty Kares-Workman, Barbara Knott, and Boone County Constable Joe Kalil will serve as Kentucky Co-Chairs."From day one, Cruz has said we needed to coalesce conservatives around the country to get behind his campaign," said Hofstra. "And there is no better example of that than right here in Kentucky where the various Tea Party leaders have consolidated efforts to support Cruz. He is unapologetically conservative and routinely fights for the issues we...
  • Cruz for President Announces Hawaii Leadership Committee

    01/16/2016 1:26:29 PM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 15, 2016
    Files for Hawaii Republican CaucusesHOUSTON, Texas– Today, the Ted Cruz for President campaign announced its Hawaii Leadership Committee and filed to be on the ballot for the March 8th, 2016 Hawaii Republican Caucuses. The Cruz Hawaii Leadership Committee consists of Rita Kama-Kimura, Willes Lee and Marissa Kerns.“Ted Cruz is the most inspirational constitutional conservative of this generation," said Lee. "From the perspective of my military career and work in the conservative movement, Ted checks all the boxes of America’s needs. Personal strength, unflinching candor, and always leading with conservative principals, Cruz is the one we need to return honor and...
  • Cruz to kill Iran nuclear deal, move embassy to Jerusalem on first day as president

    12/29/2015 9:07:27 AM PST · by Isara · 155 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/29/15 | Paul Bedard
    Surging Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz is laying out what would be the most aggressive first day in office ever for a new president, starting with the elimination of "every single illegal and unconstitutional" executive action taken by President Obama.In an epilogue to his father Rafael Cruz's upcoming autobiography, the Texas senator also said that he would rip up Obama's controversial deal with Iran, open an investigation into Planned Parenthood's abortion practice, end the IRS's "persecution of religious liberty," and shift the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem."All of that is on day one. It is an example of...
  • Cruz for President Launches TV Ad, “Victories”

    12/28/2015 5:13:33 PM PST · by demshateGod · 82 replies
    HOUSTON, Texas – The Cruz for President campaign announced a new TV ad, “Victories”, running statewide in Iowa through January 3rd. The ad highlights Cruz’s victories defending the Mojave Memorial Cross, the Texas Capitol Ten Commandments monument, the Second Amendment, and the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. The ad may be viewed here.
  • Cruz in control in Iowa

    12/27/2015 4:05:50 PM PST · by VinL · 55 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 12/27/15 | Erin Murphy
    Ted Cruz has assembled an impressive presidential campaign structure in Iowa, veteran political observers here say, with one going so far as to describe Cruz’s campaign as perhaps "the most sophisticated" the first in the nation caucus state has ever witnessed. Because of that grass roots organization, Cruz is primed to maintain his recent surge in the polls and win the Iowa Republican caucuses in five weeks, those observers say. Cruz, the Tea Party firebrand and first term U.S. Sen. from Texas, was the first Republican candidate to enter the presidential race, on March 23. Nine months later, he has...
  • Observers say Cruz in control in Iowa

    12/27/2015 8:41:05 AM PST · by Isara · 56 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | December 27, 2015 | Erin Murphy
    DES MOINES | Ted Cruz has assembled an impressive presidential campaign structure in Iowa, veteran political observers here say, with one going so far as to describe Cruz's campaign as perhaps "the most sophisticated" the first-in-the-nation caucus state has ever witnessed.Because of that grassroots organization, Cruz is primed to maintain his recent surge in the polls and win the Iowa Republican caucuses in five weeks, those observers say.Cruz, a tea party firebrand and first-term U.S. senator from Texas, was the first Republican candidate to enter the presidential race, on March 23. Nine months later, he has overtaken longtime front-runner Donald...
  • Obama takes credit for 'stamping out' Ebola

    12/20/2015 8:43:20 AM PST · by amorphous · 36 replies
    WND ^ | 20 Dec 2015
    In a remarkable show of chutzpah, President Obama has claimed credit for "stamping out" Ebola. In his last press conference of 2015 held on Friday, Obama states that his leadership, his diplomacy, and most important his belief in climate change all helped craft the Paris climate agreement, and these same leadership qualities stamped out Ebola. "When I went to Copenhagen, I essentially engaged in 24 hours of diplomacy to salvage from a pretty chaotic process," he stated. "This would not have happened without American leadership. And, by the way, the same is true for the Iran nuclear deal. The same...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: The Republicans in Congress Are Surrendering to Obama

    12/18/2015 6:03:36 AM PST · by xzins · 83 replies
    Politico ^ | 17 Dec 15 | Ted Cruz
    Why I won't support the latest last-minute $1.1 trillion spending bill. By SEN. TED CRUZ December 17, 2015 It's Christmastime in Washington, D.C., and that can mean only one thing: Congress is once again playing Santa Claus. The names at the top of its list are the Washington Cartel: The big businesses and lobbyists who get in bed with career politicians to do nothing but grow government. And left off the list: the American taxpayer. Thanks to last year's landslide elections, Republicans now control more seats in Congress, more governorships and more state legislative seats across the country than at...
  • Cruz a 'hell no' on spending bill

    12/18/2015 8:09:40 AM PST · by Isara · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slammed a 2,009-page spending bill on Thursday, saying he will oppose the measure. "Typically in the Senate you have two votes, you can vote either yes or no. On this particular matter, my vote I intend to be hell no," Cruz, who is running for president, told the John Fredericks show. "This is what's wrong with the Washington Cartel."The comments come as the Senate is scheduled to vote Friday on the end-of-the-year legislation as well as a separate tax package after leadership got unanimous consent-which requires agreement from every senator-to speed up the votes.Cruz is the...
  • Cruz first presidential candidate to establish campaign headquarters in Lowndes County (Georgia)

    12/16/2015 6:45:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Valdosta Daily Times ^ | December 16, 2015
    As campaigns become more focused and debates become more heated, Ted Cruz is rapidly emerging as a front runner for the GOP. His highly organized grassroots efforts are spreading in Georgia like wildfire, and he is now the first presidential candidate with a campaign headquarters established in Lowndes County. The office will open with a ribbon cutting Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 3 pm. County Chairman Trey Taylor says, “Our nation is at a political crossroads. We cannot continue down the road we have traveled over the last several years. Leadership is what this nation needs, the kind of leadership Ted...
  • All Roads Lead To Trump

    12/15/2015 10:33:36 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 78 replies ^ | John Gibson
    Some days I think Barack Obama is trying to get Donald Trump elected. My theory on Trump's rise focuses on the surge Trump's polling at the same time President Obama has visibly failed to keep Americans safe from ISIS. Fourteen dead in San Bernardino, the Los Angeles schools closed after a credible bomb threat to multiple schools, and the President looking dazed and lost in rhetoric repeated so often he knows it by heart. Trump now has two respected polls, Monmouth and ABC/WashPost that show him essentially cracking 40% support. This breakthrough has the political professionals leaping to all kinds...
  • Exclusive — Ted Cruz Demolishes Marco Rubio For Breaking Promise He Made To Voters Against Amnesty

    12/14/2015 7:08:09 PM PST · by VinL · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/14/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% smashed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79%, one of his 2016 GOP presidential rivals, for breaking his promise to the voters who elected him that he would not support amnesty for illegal aliens. The aggressive comments from Cruz about came during the last part of his lengthy exclusive interview with Breitbart News in his Greenville campaign office here last Monday. They represent one of the most unreported stories in the 2016 presidential cycle: Rubio's work on not just the "Gang of Eight" amnesty bill, but now the recently discovered unlimited mass Muslim migration provisions in his so...
  • Five Reasons Why the Ted Cruz Surge is for Real

    12/14/2015 7:26:10 AM PST · by Isara · 58 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | December 14th, 2015 | Steve Deace
    The Ted Cruz surge has officially arrived. Predictably, the same political class that previously didn’t give him any shot to win the nomination is now saying he’s “peaking too soon” or the “flavor of the month.” Here are five reasons why they’re wrong (as they almost always are). 1. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Iowa does not “break late.” Accounting for the upcoming holidays when most people tune out politics, there are about 40 days until Iowans vote in their first-in-the-nation caucuses. Cruz is now the leader in the Real Clear Politics polling average in Iowa. By that point in the...
  • In Las Vegas: The Ted Cruz Debate

    12/14/2015 7:20:41 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/14/2015 | Byron York
    LAS VEGAS : Ted Cruz knows he'll be a center of attention, if not the center of attention, at the fifth Republican debate here in Nevada Tuesday. In the first GOP debate, back in August, questions went to Donald Trump, and Ben Carson, and Marco Rubio, and Jeb Bush, and Trump again before moderators got around to Cruz. (The first question: "How can you win in 2016 when you're such a divisive figure?") It won't be that way this time, with Cruz now leading the RealClearPolitics average of polls in Iowa and in second place to Trump nationally. The Cruz...
  • 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...
  • Ted Cruz Surge Built on Policy, Old Fashioned Campaigning

    12/13/2015 4:04:17 PM PST · by VinL · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/13/15 | Mike Flynn
    The latest Des Moines Register poll shows Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz surging to a 10 point lead over his nearest rival, Donald Trump, among caucus goers in Iowa. Cruz's October surge is the largest jump measured over 5 Presidential campaigns. Cruz currently has the highest favorability rating of any Republican candidate for President. Cruz has 31 percent support, followed by Donald Trump with 21 percent. Since October, Cruz has gained 21 points while Trump has gained just 2 percent. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is in 3rd place with 13 percent, down 15 points since October. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79%is...
  • Bulletproof: Ted Cruz Rocks Establishment

    12/12/2015 3:08:44 PM PST · by Isara · 46 replies
    Conservative Report ^ | December 11, 2015 | Will Stauff
    We are now hearing news of the Empire Striking Back. We are hearing about a brokered convention. Republican officials and leading figures in the party's establishment are preparing for the possibility of a brokered convention as businessman Donald Trump continues to sit atop the polls in the GOP presidential race.More than 20 of them convened Monday near the Capitol for a dinner held by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, and the prospect of Trump nearing next year's nominating convention in Cleveland with a significant number of delegates dominated the discussion, according to five people familiar with the meeting.Weighing in...
  • Cruz Applauded for Rejecting Ethanol Subsidies at Iowa Ag Summit (March 2015)

    12/12/2015 5:31:25 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% (R-Texas) attended the Iowa Ag Summit over the weekend and stood alone among attendees in his outright rejection of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the ethanol subsidies that have a significant impact on Iowa's agricultural economy. The Texas Senator appeared along with several other prospective 2016 Republican presidential candidates. Despite the obvious risk of opposing the RFS at an event sponsored by the agriculture industry in a critical early primary state, Cruz was unequivocal in voicing his opposition to the RFS and the crowd applauded his comments. -snip- The Senator responded, "I support biofuels...
  • The White House has a Problem With Ted Cruz’s Tweets About the Islamic State

    12/11/2015 8:06:17 PM PST · by Isara · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 11, 2015 | Fred Lucas
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest mocked Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz Friday for his tweets regarding the Obama administration's handling of the Islamic State, critiquing the Texas senator for lacking a specific national security policy. Earnest announced that President Barack Obama will be at the Pentagon Monday to meet with his national security team and then make remarks about the fight against the Islamic State. After reporter questions, Earnest insisted the administration would maintain it's current course in the fight. "Those who are most frequent in voicing those calls, do not themselves have alternative solutions on the table," Earnest...
  • On Private Fundraiser Recording Ted Cruz Says "Gravity" Will Undo Trump and Carson

    12/10/2015 11:08:09 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 75 replies
    Slate ^ | December 10, 2015 | Elliot Hannon
    "....Ted Cruz's remarks, which the Times published a five-minute clip of on Thursday, were nowhere near as campaign-shattering as Romney's. The clip did, however, provide some insight into Cruz's thinking about the race and, notably, Donald Trump. The Texas senator has been noticeably reluctant to criticize his flame-throwing rival in the hopes of picking up his supporters when the flames ultimately engulf Trump's campaign. If that was his implied campaign strategy, Cruz says it explicitly to the crowd gathered at a Madison Avenue office. Here's some of what Cruz had to say about Trump and Carson (via the Times): >>>I...
  • Cruz emerges as Iowa's new favorite

    12/10/2015 7:20:04 PM PST · by Isara · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/10/15 | Katie Glueck
    The Texas senator's campaign is beginning to see returns after months of methodically courting evangelical leaders.Ted Cruz increasingly looks like the man to beat in Iowa. He's rising in the polls, building on an already extensive field organization and locking down critical conservative endorsements.Among the biggest yet came Thursday, when Bob Vander Plaats, the head of the conservative group Family Leader, came out for Cruz, citing what he sees as electability in Iowa and nationally. "This is a guy that's been very consistent in principles, in communications, and his campaign has shown ability to slowly gain ground and build momentum,...
  • Ted Cruz Denounces Loretta Lynch

    12/10/2015 12:44:31 PM PST · by VinL · 16 replies
    RUSH: Ted Cruz. This is a brilliant point, by the way. This morning in Washington at the Heritage Foundation, Ted Cruz reacting to Loretta Lynch. Loretta Lynch said something this week that is far more dangerous than anything Donald Trump's even thinking. Loretta Lynch said she was gonna prosecute anybody criticizing Muslims and Islam. She went on national TV surrounded by a bunch of lackeys and supporters and warning everybody, you better be careful what you say, because we're listening, and if you dare criticize Islam or Muslims, we're coming for you, and we are going to prosecute you. You...
  • Divided We Fall?

    12/10/2015 12:29:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | December 9, 2015 | Cliff May,
    "Divide and conquer" describes an age-old military concept: If your enemies are fighting among themselves, they can't effectively battle you. Phillip II of Macedon, Julius Caesar and Napoleon were among those who employed this tactic to defeat more powerful forces. Would-be conquerors of the 21st century are lucky: Their enemies can't agree on anything not even which barbarians are at the gate. This occurred to me last week -- the afternoon of Wednesday, December 2 to be precise as I was being interviewed by Thom Hartmann who claims to have the "No. 1 Progressive Talk Show" on radio. His goal...
  • This "Architect of the Conservative Movement" Just Endorsed Ted Cruz

    12/10/2015 10:39:20 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 58 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12/10/2015 | CR Wire
    At CPAC Mike Lee called on the conservative movement to unite behind a "principled, positive, and proven" conservative. The coalescing seems to be beginning. Yesterday two influential entities endorsed Cruz, the National Organization of Marriage and Richard Viguerie. Do they represent the beginning of an avalanche of Conservative endorsements? "Richard Viguerie is a hero of the conservative movement," said Cruz. "I couldn't be prouder to have his support, which should send a strong message to conservatives nationwide that our campaign is coalescing the movement. From libertarians to Tea Partiers to social and national security conservatives, people are getting behind our...
  • Top Iowa Evangelical Leader Endorses Cruz

    12/10/2015 9:53:02 AM PST · by Isara · 20 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Dec. 9, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz takes questions after The Family Leader's Presidential Family Forum on Nov. 20, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) Iowa evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats on Thursday endorsed Ted Cruz for president, giving the Texas senator's campaign one of its biggest boosts yet in the first-in-the-country caucus state. "At the end of the day, we truly believe that Ted Cruz is the most consistent and principled conservative who has the ability to not only win Iowa but I believe to win the [Republican] nomination," Vander Plaats told the Des Moines Register in an interview...
  • Ted Cruz slams WSJ for negative editorial

    12/10/2015 6:28:17 AM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/10/15 | Nick Gass
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz laid into The Wall Street Journal in a recent interview, remarking upon its support for amnesty that it should change its "header to the Marco Rubio for President Newspaper" for the next three months.In an interview with MSNBC's "Morning Joe" taped Wednesday and aired in segments Thursday morning, co-host Joe Scarborough brought up a Dec. 2 editorial in which The Wall Street Journal called out his positions on Syria and his opposition of the bulk collection of phone metadata by the National Security Agency."Mr. Cruz's Syria and NSA gambits seem intended to signal to Rand Paul...
  • Here’s an Interesting Fact About Ted Cruz’s Past Most People Don’t Know About

    12/09/2015 5:21:52 PM PST · by Isara · 27 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | December 9, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    One of the reasons Sen. Ted Cruz continues to climb the polls in the GOP presidential race is because of his proven track record of standing up for conservative principles, particularly social issues.What a lot of folks may not know is that his first major leadership role was economic in nature, and he proved himself to absolutely be a defender of the free market.As if you didn't have enough reasons to love the guy already...From PJ Media: Now that Cruz regularly polls toward the top of an ever-shrinking field, his early tenure bears closer scrutiny. Cruz has gained fame as...
  • South Carolina evangelicals coalescing around Cruz

    12/09/2015 7:48:15 AM PST · by Isara · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/09/15 | Katie Glueck
    Following his Iowa script, Texas senator reaps support as Carson appears to fade. GREENVILLE, S.C. - He's locking down pastors in every county, held a rally to celebrate religious liberty and is methodically courting Christian grassroots leaders.Ted Cruz has taken his evangelicals-focused Iowa playbook to South Carolina - and conservative leaders in the state say that it's starting to work."Ted Cruz has done perhaps the best job in the state, frankly," said unaligned South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott of the Texas senator's organization, going on to add, "It's not going to help my friends who are serving with me, but...
  • Ted Cruz leads REVOLT against Obama’s scheme for Syrian refugees

    12/09/2015 12:08:21 PM PST · by Isara · 29 replies ^ | December 9, 2015 | Michelle Jesse
    As President Obama continues to push forward with his insistence that the U.S. continue full steam ahead with welcoming an increasing influx of Syrian refugees — national security, will of the people be damned — one state is taking concrete action to block these plans. Who else but Texas, led by Senator — and GOP presidential candidate — Ted Cruz and Governor Greg Abbott.Introducing legislation that allows the governor of a state to reject the resettlement of a refugee in that state without adequate assurance that the refugee does not present a security risk, the move amounts to a revolt...
  • Private memo: How GOP to deal with Trump as nominee

    12/02/2015 12:34:28 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 88 replies
    WND ^ | 12/2/2015
    Donald Trump has become such a force in the Republican Party that the official overseeing next year's Senate races has proposed a delicate strategy for GOP candidates: tap into Trumpism without mimicking Trump. In a seven-page, confidential memo that imagines Trump as the party's nominee, the head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee urges candidates to adopt many of Trump's tactics, issues and approaches -- right down to adjusting the way they dress and how they use Twitter. In the memo on the "Trump phenomenon," NRSC executive director Ward Baker said Republicans should embrace his tough talk about China and...
  • Private memo lays out how the GOP would deal with Trump as its nominee

    12/02/2015 11:46:25 AM PST · by springwater13 · 44 replies
    Donald Trump has become such a force in the Republican Party that the official overseeing next year’s Senate races has proposed a delicate strategy for GOP candidates: tap into Trumpism without mimicking Trump. In a seven-page, confidential memo that imagines Trump as the party’s nominee, the head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee urges candidates to adopt many of Trump’s tactics, issues and approaches — right down to adjusting the way they dress and how they use Twitter. In the memo on the “Trump phenomenon,” NRSC executive director Ward Baker said Republicans should embrace his tough talk about China and...
  • Bump For Trump As Carson Fades In Republican Race, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds

    12/02/2015 8:33:13 AM PST · by GilGil · 38 replies ^ | 12/02/2015 | Quinnipiac
    Eleven months before the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump is the undisputed leader in the Republican field, as Dr. Ben Carson, in a virtual tie with Trump four weeks ago, drops to third place, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. Trump gets 27 percent of Republican voters today, with 17 percent for Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, 16 percent each for Carson and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and 5 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. No other candidate tops 3 percent, with 8 percent undecided.
  • How Do You Define Victory Against Islamic Terrorism? You Focus on Climate Change

    12/02/2015 8:55:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | December 2, 2015 | Allen West
    When President Ronald Reagan was asked how he defined victory in the Cold War he responded simply, "we win, they lose." Now that, folks, is pretty simple and easily understood by everyone: Americans, allies, and the Soviet Union. And Reagan never relented in defining the enemy as the "evil empire" and by commanding at the Brandenburg Gates, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." It was a profound statement and rallying cry that fomented an emboldening spirit to those who lived behind that wall under the dark specter of tyranny. That was exceptional American leadership at its best. Quite contrary to...
  • Donald Trump: "We need a great leader - now!"

    11/30/2015 11:57:18 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 24 replies
    Instagram ^ | 11/30/2015 | Donald Trump
    We need a great leader - now!
  • Clinton to Obama in 2013: Close Gitmo

    11/30/2015 11:04:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Hot ^ | November 30, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Give Hillary this much credit — in this case, she acted more like a leader than Barack Obama. That’s not a high bar to clear, especially in Obama’s second term. At the beginning of that second term, Hillary urged Obama to get serious about his oft-stated and unpopular goal of closing down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, stressing that “we need a White House lead” on the issue. The Huffington Post’s Ryan J. Reilly got the memo in a FOIA request: Weeks before she stepped down as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton wrote a memo urging President Barack Obama...
  • Donald Trump Can’t Say 'No' - Is That What We Want in a President?

    11/20/2015 11:30:00 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 494 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    As has been made abundantly clear by his incessant mewling and pathetically thin skin, Donald J. Trump is not in fact an unwaveringly resolute tough guy of the type you would hope to find standing next to you in the trenches, but an insecure attention seeker who cannot help but pander to his audiences' prejudices. In the past few days, Trump has been asked variously whether, if elected, he would use his power to close mosques; whether he believes that Muslims should be registered in a special government database; and whether or not it would be a good idea to...
  • Cruz hits Obama with new ad: Let's Debate, Mr. President.

    11/20/2015 12:24:59 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 22 replies ^ | 11/20/2015 | TedCruz
    Ted's release new ad clobbering Obama on his feckless leadership in the face of ISIS terror.