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  • VIDEO: MSNBC anchor slips, calls Cosby 'Bill Clinton' during sex assault report

    05/24/2016 1:52:36 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 55 replies
    american mirror ^ | 5-24-16 | Ekberg
    Freudian slip? While talking about Bill Cosby’s appearance in a Pennsylvania courtroom over sex assault allegations, MSNBC anchor Steve Kornacki mistakenly said “Bill Clinton.” “We’re gonna begin with that breaking news we told you about at the top. Right now, out of Pennsylvania, Bill Clinton is set to arrive at a suburban — excuse me, Bill Cosby is set to arrive at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse any moment now for a key hearing in his criminal sex assault case.”
  • Russians Insult Barack Obama by Naming Black Goat After Him

    05/16/2016 4:31:06 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 64 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 16, 2016 | Alexey Eremenko
    A Russian safari park has adopted a black goat named "Obama," calling the newest addition to their menagerie a "rare, exotic animal." "Goat" in Russian is an insult used for obtuse, obstinate and headstrong people. The Primorsky Safari Park obtained the animal from a farmer in Sochi who had named it after the U.S. president. Officials first tried to take the creature to one of Vladimir Putin's residences but were informed the Russian president "holds no meetings with goats," ...
  • Analysis: 11 key states shift toward Democrats

    05/07/2016 8:10:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/07/2016 | Rick Moran
    Admitting that the political situation is extremely volatile, the non-partisan Cook Political Report has shifted 11 states toward Democrat Hillary Clinton for the November election. The Hill: “This has been an exceedingly unpredictable year,” the analyst said. “Although we remain convinced that Hillary Clinton is very vulnerable and would probably lose to most other Republicans, Donald Trump's historic unpopularity with wide swaths of the electorate — women, millennials, independents and Latinos — make him the initial November underdog.”  Colorado, Florida, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin were all shifted from toss-up states to leaning Democratic. The “solid Republican” states Missouri and Indiana were...
  • The secret movement to draft Gen. James Mattis (USMC-Ret.) for President

    05/04/2016 9:55:41 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 95 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 6, 2016 | Daily Beast
    An anonymous group of conservative billionaires is ready to place their bets on a man dubbed “Mad Dog,” hoping to draft him into the presidential race to confront Donald Trump. Think of it as a Plan B should Trump be nominated by the Republican Party in Cleveland: swing behind retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis and press him into service yet again as a third-party candidate. Mattis is the former commander of Central Command, which includes the strife-afflicted conflict zones of the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, and has developed a reputation among troops as a general...
  • A Guide To The Three Possible Outcomes In Indiana’s GOP Primary

    05/03/2016 1:48:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | May 3, 2016 | Harry Enten
    Donald Trump may be a runaway train. He has blasted through his 50 percent “ceiling,” outperforming his polls and winning a clear majority in the last six states to cast ballots. All that success occurred in the Northeast, however, so here’s the question: Is Trump wrapping up this nomination, or is he just really strong in the Northeast? We’ll get some answers in Indiana on Tuesday. It’s a culturally conservative state where many political observers (including yours truly) thought Ted Cruz had a good shot at coalescing the anti-Trump vote. Indiana is also, in terms of demographics, slightly below average...
  • Cruz Puts Faith in Ground Game to Stop Trump in Indiana

    05/02/2016 8:04:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | May 2, 2016 | Mark Niquette
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://chronicle.com/article/When-Everyone-Goes-to-College-/236313?key=Km5VaSwSOs9-HKfuI3FnkvBnLNgCDGedRc3dh4ndFUdfaEt3dWVzN2RDVG50MnowVjFjazJiaHBNN3JUd3FnR3o3UzhkSEF1WUZF
  • Ted Cruz is Not Even Partly Dead

    05/02/2016 1:18:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 163 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 2, 2016 | Joy Overbeck
    Since Trump’s entirely predictable sweep of the liberal Republicans in the Eastern primaries, the conservative as well as liberal media under the banner of “Trump the Inevitable” have been endlessly repeating their wishful thinking that Cruz is officially DOA. Which brings to mind the truly hilarious spoof Cruz himself does on YouTube of the epic scene in “The Princess Bride” in which Billy Crystal as Miracle Max declares the Dread Pirate Roberts only “mostly dead.” But the Dread Pirate didn’t have the unpledged Republican Convention delegates, and Cruz just might. If the media clairvoyants who tally up delegate “projections” would...
  • "Game of Thrones" intro done in 90s TV on VHS style

    04/24/2016 1:36:18 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/24/16 | marty
    It is to LOL
  • Trump Hires Fixer with Soviet Connections

    04/21/2016 11:35:30 AM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 78 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | 4-20-16 | Cliff Kincaid
    While Trump's new mercenary Republican Insider hireling, Paul Manafort, has been comparing Cruz's campaign to the Gestapo, never mind how deeply entrenched he was in Ukraine promoting a former Soviet apparatchik who was eventually tossed out of the presidential office leaving behind a political catastrophe. The truth of the matter is that Nazi slurs and metaphors against Cruz should be trumped by actual Soviet associations as Red as they can possibly be ....
  • No, Trump Isn’t on Cruz Control Yet

    04/20/2016 11:04:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | April 20, 2016 | Keith Koffler
    Donald Trump no doubt had a big win in New York. He’s on track to claim nearly all of the state’s 98 delegates in a victory that saw him not only smash the 50 percent mark – which allowed him to gain extra delegates – but win nearly every region of the state. But according to the widely respected Nate Silver, writing for his political website, FiveThirtyEight, Trump is still also on track to come up short at the convention. The main question is, will he get close enough to required 1,237 that he can maneuver his way over the...
  • The New Ted Cruz “War Room” Web Ad Is One Of The Best Things You’ll Ever See

    04/21/2016 12:00:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | April 20, 2016 | Scott McKay, publisher
    No, really. This is one of the best political commercials ever made. It won’t be on TV unless it gets recut, because it’s two and a half minutes long, but to recut this would be a shame. It packs in many of the reasons why Cruz is a better nominee than Trump, gets across the key point that if Trump is the nominee the media which has been fawning over him will turn on him the same way they turned on John McCain and Hillary’s opposition research feeding into the media coverage will turn the entire general election race into...
  • Cruz Challenges Trump to Debate Before Pa. Primary

    04/20/2016 10:40:41 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 161 replies
    NBC ^ | 04/20/16 | staff
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz tells the media in Hershey, Pa., on Wednesday that rival Donald Trump is "scared" to take part in a debate before Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary.
  • Media Will Obsess About Trump’s Victory In NY, But Cruz Owned The Night With His Speech In Philly

    04/19/2016 10:34:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 192 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | April 19, 2016 | Scott McKay, publisher
    It wasn’t a good night for Ted Cruz, who finished third in New York amid a landslide for Donald Trump in his home state. There was some talk, which turned out to be more hopeful than realistic, that because of the fact New York was a closed primary with registration rules so restrictive that you had to be registered as a Republican back in October of last year in order to vote in it the circumstances would serve to hold down his vote – perhaps even keep him under 50 percent. That didn’t happen; with 70 percent of the vote...
  • New York Primary: Donald Trump Eager to End Ted Cruz's Winning Streak

    04/19/2016 3:56:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 19, 2016 | Benjy Sarlin
    Donald Trump's final push for the GOP nomination starts Tuesday in New York, where the front-runner is heavily favored over rivals Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The burning question is not whether Trump wins New York — if he doesn't, it will be among the biggest polling surprises ever — but whether Cruz and Kasich can pick up enough delegates to derail his nomination before July's convention in Cleveland. Since Trump's last victory in Arizona's March 22 primary, Cruz has won a competitive race in Wisconsin, as well as a series of sweeping victories in North Dakota,...
  • [Roger Stone] Trump ally suggests loyalty pledge for delegates

    04/19/2016 5:16:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/18/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    A former senior advisor to Donald Trump thinks the Republican presidential front-runner should ask his delegates to promise to support him on every ballot at a contested convention by having them sign a loyalty pledge. "We're going to produce a voluntary loyalty pledge that will say, if you're a Trump delegate, that you'll stick with Trump through all the ballots to reflect the will of the voters," veteran GOP strategist Roger Stone told Rolling Stone in an interview published Monday. "We'll ask them to sign. It's voluntary, but we'll see who does it, and who the cockroaches are," he added....
  • Donald Trump is a visionary with talents our country needs

    04/18/2016 1:37:56 PM PDT · by GilGil · 41 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | 4/18/2016 | Jason Dov Greenblatt
    I am executive vice president and chief legal officer of The Trump Organization. I have been working with Donald Trump for over 19 years. I am an observant, committed Jew. What comes to my mind when I think of Donald Trump? Inspiration. He inspires people of all kinds to work hard and do their best. He inspires people to dream and fosters an environment where people can advance their dreams. He will not take no for an answer, and he crafts creative solutions to problems. Loyalty. Many of his employees have worked for him for 20 to 30 years or...
  • Why Cruz Could Beat Clinton

    04/17/2016 5:42:24 PM PDT · by John W · 106 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | April 17, 2016 | Josh Kraushaar
    Last Novem­ber, I spent a week in Ken­tucky to cov­er one of the most-loathed Re­pub­lic­ans on the bal­lot that year. Matt Bev­in, an am­bi­tious, tea-party-ori­ented busi­ness­man who had chal­lenged Sen­ate Minor­ity Lead­er Mitch Mc­Con­nell in a 2014 Sen­ate primary, was now the GOP’s gubernat­ori­al stand­ard-bear­er in the biggest race in the coun­try. Mc­Con­nell’s ad­visers tried to pre­vent Bev­in from win­ning a di­vided primary. After he se­cured the nom­in­a­tion, Re­pub­lic­an in­siders openly dis­missed his chances of win­ning the gen­er­al elec­tion; they were ex­as­per­ated that he nev­er listened to the party es­tab­lish­ment for ad­vice. Demo­crats be­lieved the preelec­tion polls show­ing their nom­in­ee,...
  • Opinion: It may be time to consider Ted Cruz the Republican front-runner

    04/12/2016 8:02:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Market Watch ^ | April 12, 2016 | Steve Goldstein
    On the surface, things are looking pretty good for Donald Trump’s efforts to capture the Republican nomination. He’s received more votes, and has more pledged delegates, than any other candidate. After Missouri certified its race on Tuesday, Trump’s delegate lead was 755 to 545 over Sen. Ted Cruz, with 1,237 needed to win the nomination. Trump is about to overwhelmingly capture his home state of New York, and is poised to do nearly as well in Pennsylvania. And Trump has the full backing of some crucial parts of conservative media, notably The Drudge Report. And yet there’s an increasing desperation...
  • Police constable shows judge “how grenade works” inside courtroom, three injured

    04/11/2016 11:38:14 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 72 replies
    KARACHI (Staff Report) – A hand grenade exploded inside courtroom in Karachi’s Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) after a judge asked a police constable if he knew how grenades worked. The constable, instead of explaining his expertise in weapons and grenade handling to the judge, opted to demonstrate practically by promptly pulling out the pin from the grenade. This resulted in a loud explosion, injuring five including the judge, the constable and a court clerk. The blast took place while hearing of a case was underway in courtroom-III. Two policemen and a court clerk were among injured and taken to a nearby...
  • Cruz is still waiting for Trump to Debate on O'Reilly

    04/10/2016 12:34:59 PM PDT · by mitchell001 · 110 replies
    Fox News | April 10, 2016 | Ralph Mitchell
    On last Thursday's O'Reilly Factor, Ted Cruz and Bill O'Reilly both said that Donald Trump does not want to debate Ted Cruz on the Factor. O'Reilly is still trying to get the debate scheduled. Also, O'Reilly said that Donald was mad at O'Reilly. If Trump wants to be the best GOP nominee, shouldn't he go up against Cruz so as to sharpen his debating skills and knowledge for a future Hillary debate?
  • Cruz isn't likable -- and that's an asset

    04/09/2016 12:38:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 8, 2016 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    To his credit, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas admits he is not a warm and fuzzy guy. In the town hall before Wisconsin's primary, he acknowledged, “What I will say is I'm a pretty driven guy. That has pros and cons. I have always been a very driven guy.” In a GOP debate in October, he offered, “If you want someone to grab a beer with, I may not be that guy. But if you want someone to drive you home, I will get the job done and I will get you home.” Now it is true that the most...
  • How Ted Cruz could capture the presidency

    04/08/2016 1:48:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 148 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 7, 2016 | Philip Klein
    The operating assumption for political observers going into the 2016 election has been that Sen. Ted Cruz doesn't stand a chance to win a general election. But now that the odds have increased of him actually being the Republican nominee, it's worth revisiting that assumption. There are no doubt a number of good arguments as to why Cruz would be too polarizing to win a general election, particularly given how the nation's demographic trends favor Democrats. There's a reason why the smart money would be betting against him. But let's entertain an alternate possibility. To start, of all the Republicans,...
  • TRUMP Political Strategist: Trump Will Amass 1,237 Delegates Needed to Clinch Nomination

    04/08/2016 1:53:45 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 50 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/8/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Earlier this week The Gateway Pundit predicted that Donald Trump would win the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination before the convention in July. In our conservative estimate we even gave Ted “New York Values” Cruz 35 delegates in New York which is impossible at this point. Trump leads New York by 52% in the latest polling and could sweep all delegates in the Empire State. We also predicted Ted Cruz will run out of delegates by April 26 unless he continues to steal them from Trump. Today Donald Trump’s political strategist reported the same news. Trump will...
  • Four Reasons Republicans Should Rejoice at Cruz Beating Trump

    04/08/2016 1:27:46 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 188 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 8, 2016 | T. Elliot Gaiser
    When a political party picks one candidate over another, the party signals to the broader electorate what it represents. If the Republican Party nominates Ted Cruz instead of Donald Trump, it will represent one of the greatest practical and moral victories in the Republican Party’s noble history. Cruz’s enormous victory in Wisconsin this week makes it more probable than not that Donald Trump falls short of the required 1,237 delegates – 50 percent plus one of the 2,472 total delegates to the convention – to cinch the nomination on the first ballot. Combined with savvy delegate recruitment and a mounting...
  • Cruz Should Drop Out Since He Got Only 43.8% in Texas!

    04/08/2016 6:26:29 AM PDT · by xzins · 91 replies
    Opinion ^ | 8 Apr 16 | Xzins
    Sometimes it is amazing what comes out of the mouthpiece of a campaign. Ted Cruz's challenged campaign manager is proclaiming that Trump should drop out if he cannot get over 50% in New York. In that case, Cruz should drop out because he only got 43.8% in Texas. The opposition vote in Texas was 27% for Trump, but then 18, 4, and 4, for Rubio, Kasich, and Carson respectively. IOW, a non-Trump vote of only 26%. Kasich is running second in New York, and Cruz had 18% at last count, well below the non-Trump vote in Texas of 26%. In...
  • 'Devastating' New Ted Cruz Sex Scandal Brewing

    04/06/2016 4:34:26 PM PDT · by drewh · 101 replies
    Liberty News Now ^ | April 5, 2016
    Late last month we learned from the National Enquirer that Ted Cruz has had up to seven different mistresses. Sure the Enquirer isn’t the most reliable source, but they did beak the John Edwards sex scandal. Now Ted is going after them for running the story. That begs the question, is it because he is guilty? Now that Ted Cruz seems the only competitor for Donald Trump for the nomination for president, the wheels seem to be falling off the wagon. The Cruz fans weathered the Enquirer story by writing it off as fiction. But when the attorney for the...
  • Ted Cruz Declares Wisconsin ‘A Turning Point’ In The GOP Campaign

    04/05/2016 8:35:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 227 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2016 | Sean Sullivan and Philip Rucker
    Ted Cruz Declares Wisconsin ‘A Turning Point’ In The GOP Campaign By Sean Sullivan and Philip Rucker April 5 MILWAUKEE — Ted Cruz rolled to a landslide victory Tuesday in Wisconsin’s hotly contested Republican presidential primary, capitalizing on a difficult stretch for Donald Trump to cut into the front-runner’s overall delegate lead and deliver a psychological blow to the billionaire mogul. Though the senator from Texas is reviled by many party leaders for his explosive and polarizing brand of politics, Cruz won over establishment Republicans as well as grass-roots conservative activists across this state who had come together in an...
  • MEDIA LIES: The Real Wisconsin Poll Numbers

    04/04/2016 6:53:34 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 120 replies
    After looking at the polls being reported in main stream media, it is clear they are not only manipulating the poll numbers they are also lying to the American public about the actual support of Donald Trump. The site www.isidewith.com has an interactive online poll which reports per Congressional District for all of the country’s states. It is staggering the difference between reports on television news which has polls reflecting approximately 500-2500 people and this site with over 54,000 people who have participated online so far. I suspect given the above, Donald Trump’s support is much greater than reported by...
  • The political circus is back in town: April 19 New York primary will be one of the most competitive

    04/03/2016 1:16:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Crain's New York Business ^ | April 3, 2016 | Rosa Goldensohn
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump isn't very popular among New York City voters. Come one, come all, to the greatest show in town: New York's presidential primaries, competitive for both parties for the first time in memory. New Yorkers are in for a circus leading up to the April 19 elections. Hillary Clinton needs to win and win big in her adopted home state. She kicked off her primary rounds here in Harlem and then headed upstate, working her base of black voters, older women and moderates, while Mayor Bill de Blasio, who ran Clinton's first Senate campaign in 2000, was...
  • Rand Paul’s ‘Yuge’ April 1 Endorsement Is a Prank

    04/01/2016 7:25:16 AM PDT · by cann · 22 replies
    Time ^ | 4/1/16 | Tessa Berenson
    But Paul confirmed Friday that it was all an April Fool’s Prank, saying that endorsing Trump would be like “endorsing entropy”:
  • JOHN KASICH: Here are 5 ways Donald Trump proved he shouldn't be president in the past 24 hours

    03/31/2016 1:46:34 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 59 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/31/2016 | Allan Smith
    1. His abortion comments Kasich said that Trump's abortions comments are "putting women in a very difficult position." He also said that presidents don't get do-overs.2. His refusal to rule out using nuclear weapons "He actually talked about the use of nuclear weapons, both in the Middle East and in Europe," Kasich said. "You wonder about his hand or his thumb getting any closer to the critical button that presidents are in charge of."3. His stance on torture "He says that we should basically abolish the Geneva Conventions, which was created to make sure we had fair treatment for anybody...
  • to the EY stop selling us beer

    03/31/2016 7:12:58 AM PDT · by gsm31 · 42 replies
    im saying this from Israel ey if you want to boy coot us don't sell us beer
  • Cruz Kicks Off Women for Cruz Coalition in Madison, WI [VIDEO at link]

    03/30/2016 3:21:19 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 89 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | Taryn O'Neill
    “This event this morning is a celebration of strong women.” On Tuesday morning, Ted Cruz kicked off a Women for Cruz coalition in the liberal stronghold of Madison, Wisconsin. The senator was joined by his wife Heidi, mother Eleanor, and former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina for a conversation on issues considered important to women. In a change of pace from prior events, Cruz gave a shortened stump speech and focused on the meaning of the term “women’s issue,” itself: “This event this morning is a celebration of strong women. One of the most frustrating things about the Democrats is the...
  • 2016 Election: Clinton vs. Cruz

    03/28/2016 7:01:40 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 58 replies
    270 To Win ^ | March 28, 2016 | 270 to win
    This map will track the electoral vote count for a prospective Hillary Clinton vs. Ted Cruz 2016 match-up, based on polling. States not polled are shown in gray. States where the average difference between Clinton and Cruz is 5 points or less are shown as toss up. An interactive map, based on this polling plus 2012 results for unpolled states, is also available. Last Update: March 28, 2016
  • Let’s uproot the pernicious, unproven claim that Ted Cruz attacked Donald Trump’s wife

    There is no evidence that Ted Cruz attacked Donald Trump's wife. In a normal election year, this statement would be relatively uncontroversial. After all, it's true. Yes, there was an ad that ran in Utah, suggesting that because she had posed for provocative modeling photos, she was somehow unfit to be first lady. But, no, that ad was not from the Cruz campaign. It was from the Make America Awesome super PAC, a group that raises and spends money without input from any candidate, including Cruz. How do I know that? Well, I know that if such a political action...
  • Ted Cruz Sex Scandal Questioned: Serious Doubts Arise Over Claims Cruz Had Mistresses

    03/27/2016 12:10:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 226 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | March 27, 2016 | Nathan Francis
    The Ted Cruz sex scandal may be nothing of the sort, some journalists are beginning to say after the seemingly bombshell story hit the news this week. On Friday, the National Enquirer reported that Cruz had been something of a ladies man in Washington, with five different mistresses. It appeared to be a major story, especially given Cruz's strong Christian faith and his seemingly strong morals. But there very quickly appeared to be cracks in the story, and now many journalists are going on record to raise doubts that any of it might be true. The most immediate denials came...
  • Ted Cruz is the real radical in GOP race

    03/25/2016 3:32:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | March 24, 2016 | Julian Zelizer
    The greatest political sleight of hand in the 2016 campaign has been Sen. Ted Cruz's remaking himself into the reasonable, establishment candidate in the GOP race. The strategy seems to be working. Now that Marco Rubio is out of the race and John Kasich struggles to win any state other than Ohio, where he is the governor, a number of prominent officials are turning to the Texas senator. Former Republican candidate Mitt Romney, who has decried what Donald Trump would do to the legacy of his party, campaigned for Cruz in Utah and said that he will vote for him....
  • Two New Polls Show Good News For Texas Senator Ted Cruz

    03/24/2016 2:27:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 174 replies
    Hannity ^ | March 24, 2016 | Staff
    A pair of new polls are showing good news for presidential hopeful Ted Cruz. In a new Fox News poll of 388 likely GOP primary voters, frontrunner Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz are now in a statistical dead heat nationally. The poll shows Trump and Cruz polling at 41%-38% respectively, a slight edge for the real estate mogul, but within the poll's +/- 5 point margin of error. Governor John Kasich is running in third place with 17%. A second poll, this one from Emerson College, is spelling good news for Ted Cruz in the April 5th, winner-take-all...
  • Why Donald Trump Is Poised To Win The Nomination And Lose The General Election, In One Poll

    03/23/2016 3:49:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 110 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2016
    Why Donald Trump Is Poised To Win The Nomination And Lose The General Election, In One Poll By Philip Bump March 23 Not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but a new poll from Quinnipiac University suggests that the most likely outcome of this presidential race is the following: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in the general election, and Hillary Clinton wins. Standard polling caveats apply, not the least of which is that the campaign hasn't started and that polls taken well in advance of an actual election are often not predictive. But reading this poll on...
  • EMERSON WISCONSIN POLL: Cruz 36, Trump 35, Kasich

    03/23/2016 2:06:24 PM PDT · by kara37 · 163 replies
    Emerson poll ^ | 3/23/2016 | Emerson
    EMERSON POLL: WISCONSIN PRIMARY IN PLAY FOR BOTH PARTIES; CRUZ LEADS TRUMP BY A POINT; CLINTON UP 6 OVER SANDERS; CRUZ FARES BETTER THAN TRUMP IN GENERAL AGAINST CLINTON.
  • The DNC Is About to Coronate Donald Trump

    03/21/2016 9:08:51 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 61 replies
    HuffPost ^ | March 15, 2016 | Musa al-Gharbi
    Donald Trump is going to be the next president of the United States, and he will have the Democratic National Committee to thank for it. Much has been made of the “math” of the Democratic nomination, and how it favors Hillary Clinton—in large part due to her huge lead in unpledged “superdelegates.” Trump is likely to decisively beat Clinton in virtually all of the states that she has performed strongly in so far, and seems poised to win many of the states she lost as well. This leaves her relying heavily on the solidly blue states, which overwhelmingly voted against...
  • Medved: All evidence points to Donald Trump losing momentum

    With so many wins, it appears Donald Trump is on his way to the Republican Convention in July with the hopes of walking away with the party's nomination. The primary results on March 15 seem to only further cemented that reality. But not so fast. KIRO Radio's Dave Ross with Seattle's Morning News and conservative voice Michael Medved joined the Jason Rantz Show after March 15 results were announced. According to the two men on the opposite sides of the political spectrum, the Republican Convention will likely be a contested one, with no clear candidate. Trump could still have an...
  • Poll: Utah would vote for a Democrat for president over Trump

    03/20/2016 12:24:46 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 158 replies
    Deseret News ^ | March 20, 2016 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — If Donald Trump becomes the Republican Party's nominee, Utahns would vote for a Democrat for president in November for the first time in more than 50 years, according to a new Deseret News/KSL poll. "I believe Donald Trump could lose Utah. If you lose Utah as a Republican, there is no hope," said former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, a top campaign adviser to the GOP's 2012 nominee, Mitt Romney. he poll found that may well be true. Utah voters said they would reject Trump, the GOP frontrunner, whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Vermont...
  • Trump Doubles Down on Theory Romney’s Not Really Mormon

    03/20/2016 11:53:00 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 123 replies
    National Review ^ | March 20, 2016 | Tom S. Elliott
    On Friday, Donald Trump questioned whether Mitt Romney is actually Mormon. “I have many friends that live in Salt Lake City — and by the way, Mitt Romney is not one of them,” Trump said during a Salt Lake City speech. ”Are you sure he’s a Mormon? Are we sure?” This is the third time Trump has questioned the faith of one of his opponents, despite having criticized the practice of questioning other people’s faith, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos pointed out this morning during an interview with Trump. “Why do you keep doing it?” he asked. Here’s Trump’s reply: With Mitt...
  • Why Ted Cruz Could Win the GOP Nomination. In 2020.

    03/19/2016 1:14:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies
    Slate ^ | March 18, 2016 | William Saletan
    [SNIP]The argument against Cruz is that he’s obnoxious.His colleagues don’t like him,and exit polls show he doesn’t do nearly as well among moderate and somewhat conservative voters as he does among hardcore conservatives....That’s why,when my colleague Jamelle Bouie was betting on Cruz,I put my money on Rubio...I stand refuted.Cruz hasn’t overcome the Trump wave,but he has proved that in an angry party,his organization,discipline,and message can beat a broadly appealing rival.Republicans who vote for Trump in 2016,only to see him abandoned by elements of their party and defeated in the general election,would be at least as angry in 2020.The notion that...
  • First on CNN: Lindsey Graham to fundraise for Ted Cruz's presidential bid

    03/17/2016 10:57:07 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 88 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/17/2016 | Dana Bash
    In a sign of just how much the Republican presidential primary has turned the party on its head, Sen. Lindsey Graham will host a fundraiser on Monday in support of Sen. Ted Cruz. A draft of the invitation, obtained first by CNN, invites guests to "honor and support a great friend of Israel and the Jewish people," at a meet-and-greet event that will take place during the AIPAC policy conference in Washington next week.
  • Reversal: Trump Claims He Never Said He'd Pay Violent Supporters' Legal Fees

    03/15/2016 2:31:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2016 | Guy Benson
    "Try not to hurt 'em. If you do, I'll defend you in court. Don't worry about it." [Cheers]. This past Sunday when Trump was confronted with similar questions on Meet the Press, he suggested he was seriously considering covering the legal bills for a man who punched an African-American protester in the face at a rally over the weekend.  The assailant later said that perhaps next time, he'd kill the protester.  “I'm going to take a look at it,” Trump told host Chuck Todd.  “I've actually instructed my people to look into it, yes.”  Forty-eight hours later with Stephanopoulos, Trump made the following two...
  • Here Comes Maximum Leader Trump

    03/15/2016 1:23:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    The notion that Donald Trump is some new phenomenon on the political scene is sadly mistaken. Would that he were. His type has been seen before -- all over Latin America, which may explain why the United States has prospered, and even remained a republic, while much of the rest of the continent has seen dictatorships come and go. Just abandon the foundations of republican government -- like the rule of law under an independent judiciary -- and there's little to prevent our becoming a banana republic too. Our current president toys with ruling by executive decree every time Congress...
  • FOR CRUZ SUPPORTERS: These polls smell like victory to me.

    03/13/2016 3:09:42 PM PDT · by dangus · 148 replies
    Dangus
    In actual elections, Ted Cruz has outperformed polls by an average of at least 12 points. While national polls had put him down to Trump by ten to 33 points, he's only behind 6 points in the popular vote. That's despite the not-Trump vote being split 3 to 4 ways and the caucuses being under-represented by popular vote tallies. Most of Trump's victories have been in the Southeast, and that region will be entirely finished voting after Tuesday. Here's some good news: ABC poll says that Cruz has cut Trump's lead from 16 to 9 points, but even better Cruz...
  • Trump probably gets 1,237 even w/out OH

    03/13/2016 3:22:37 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    If we’re ultra-conservative w/ proportional contests, and assume Trump loses a number of states that he currently leads, he still gets ~1,300… Delegates Guesstimate March 12 Wyoming (UNBOUND) 29 / 0 March 15 Florida (WTA) 99 /99 Illinois (WTM) 66 /40 Missouri 52 /15 North Carolina 72 /40 Ohio (WTA) 66 /0 March 22 Arizona (WTA) 58 /58 Utah 40 /0