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  • Cruz claims support growing from 'Reagan coalition'

    02/12/2016 2:27:54 PM PST · by JediJones · 59 replies
    WCNC.com ^ | 2/12/2016 | Rad Berky
    ROCK HILL, S.C. - With South Carolina's Republican primary just about a week away, the stakes are high for all candidates. In an exclusive interview with NBC Charlotte's Rad Berky, Ted Cruz said he is appealing to more than just evangelicals who will make up more than 50-percent of the Republican electorate in the February 20 primary. "I'll tell you, what we are seeing is the old Reagan coalition coming together," Cruz said. Cruz finished strong in Iowa with evangelicals, but said he has support across the board. "We won conservatives," Cruz said. "We also won evangelicals and we won...
  • CBS Announces Republican Debate Line Up

    02/12/2016 12:30:04 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 89 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2-12-2016 | sundance
    February 12, 2016 CBS Announces Republican Debate Line Up by sundance Posted on February 12, 2016 by sundance (Via CBS) The six remaining major GOP presidential candidates have all qualified for CBS News’ Republican debate in South Carolina on Saturday night, the network announced Friday.Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson and John Kasich have been invited to participate in the debate at the Peace Center in Greenville.Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, who had only previously participated in undercard debates, did not qualify for the main stage, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina dropped...
  • How Bernie Sanders actually lost the New Hampshire primary

    02/11/2016 8:00:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/11/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    As you may recall, the Iowa Democrat caucus ended with Hillary Clinton allegedly holding a lead of roughly one quarter of one percent of the total number of micro-delegates or bitcoins or quarks or whatever it is they measure them in. (Not that it matters, since they won’t tell you how many people voted anyway.) In any event, Clinton and Sanders were essentially tied. Then we headed over to New Hampshire with its 24 pledged Democrat delegates. Sanders blew Clinton’s doors off there, taking roughly 60% of the votes. So at this point the delegate race should be pretty...
  • Thousands potentially boxed out of ballot due to party confusion (Mass.)

    02/11/2016 5:42:51 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/11/16 | Brian Dowling and Matt Stout
    Thousands may have mistakenly registered to vote with the United Independent Party in the Massachusetts presidential primary thinking their choice would let them draw a ballot for their favorite Republican or Democrat — only to learn later it doesn’t, the state’s top election official told the Herald. In Massachusetts, voters not enrolled in a party can choose which primary to vote in. But the United Independent Party is a party like the others, and its members will get a blank UIP ballot unless they formally switched by midnight last night. “My concern is this: I don’t want people who want...
  • TV Ad in South Carolina: ‘Bring Americans Victimized by Immigration Out of the Shadows’

    02/10/2016 8:52:06 AM PST · by AuntB · 48 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 | Caroline May
    The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has launched a six-figure TV advertising campaign in South Carolina, in advance of the state's upcoming presidential primary. The anti-illegal immigration group's TV ad argues that the cliché call to "bring illegal immigrants out of the shadows" should be applied to Americans who have been hurt by illegal immigrants. "For years, Americans have been told that we need to bring illegal aliens out of the shadows. Here's a better idea. Bring Americans victimized by immigration out of the shadows," Dan Stein, the president of FAIR, says in the ad. The television commercial was...
  • Campaigns Brief: How to Watch New Hampshire {Time & Money Spent by Each Candidate}

    02/10/2016 8:41:23 AM PST · by drpix · 15 replies
    morningconsult.com ^ | 2/10/16 | Reid WIlson
    { Complete Data & Rankings for Ad Money Spent AND Candidates Time Spent in NH - See Below }
  • GOP shatters its (New Hampshire voter) turnout record; Democrats lag behind

    02/10/2016 6:41:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Republicans set a new turnout record Tuesday in New Hampshire's primary, attracting more than a quarter of a million voters to the polls and offering evidence that most of the energy in the 2016 presidential race continues to be on the GOP side. Democrats saw a strong turnout, but their two-person race couldn't recapture the magic of the 2008 battle between Hillary Clinton and then-candidate Barack Obama - a race that presaged Mr. Obama's eventual cruise to victory in November. Instead, this year it is Republicans who set a record. More than 263,000 votes had been recorded as of Wednesday...
  • Race Goes to South Carolina, With No Clear Republican Threat to Trump

    02/10/2016 3:52:05 AM PST · by RC one · 65 replies
    The New York Times ^ | FEB. 10, 2016 | TRIP GABRIEL
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — With Donald J. Trump’s decisive victory in New Hampshire and no strong runner-up among a pack of also-rans, the Republican race barreled into South Carolina on Wednesday shadowed by a question: whether any alternative candidate can gain enough support to threaten Mr. Trump’s drive to the nomination. Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, the second-place finisher in New Hampshire with less than half the support of Mr. Trump, arrives in this more conservative Southern state where he has little staff or support. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, resuming an effort here to enlist the Christian right, the key...
  • Donald Trump cruises to victory in New Hampshire

    02/10/2016 3:11:40 AM PST · by RC one · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin - The Washington Times -
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Donald Trump was projected as the winner of the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary Tuesday, easily outdistancing his rivals, claiming his first victory and firmly establishing himself as the candidate to beat. The billionaire businessman ran away with the contest, winning across all demographics, including committed Republicans and independents, conservatives and moderates, and regular voters as well as first-timers. He doubled the tally of the second-place finisher, Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Behind Mr. Kasich were Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Mr. Trump, meanwhile, showed he could...
  • Vote Free or Die – The New Hampshire Primary Recap

    02/09/2016 10:43:03 PM PST · by pboyington · 22 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 9, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Well, about 80% of the votes have been tallied and thankfully, no weighted coin tosses have taken place, to Hillary’s chagrin. First, the winners… Trump – Trump seems to have struck a chord in the Live Free or Die state. He has thoroughly crushed the opposition, drowning the rest of the GOP clowns in a wake of destruction on Lake Winnipesaukee. This time Dana Bash’s big mouth on CNN was silenced and therefore, Ted Cruz had to fight this battle with Ben Carson in the race. But, it didn’t matter. Nothing mattered except Trump’s 19 percent winning margin. The liberal,...
  • Hillary Says 'People Are Angry' in Bitter Concession Speech in New Hampshire

    02/09/2016 7:16:59 PM PST · by Zakeet · 117 replies
    Brietbart ^ | February 9, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Hillary Clinton spoke of being "knocked down" and having problems with young voters in a bitter concession speech after losing to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Tuesday night in the New Hampshire Democratic primary. "I don't know what we'd have done tonight if we'd actually won. This is pretty exciting," Clinton said to her crowd of supporters shortly after 9 PM Eastern Time, flanked onstage by husband Bill and daughter Chelsea, who did not speak. "I just want to say, I still love New Hampshire and I always will." "People are angry. But there's also hungry. They're hungry for solutions. What...
  • Ben Carson to skip his own New Hampshire primary party

    02/09/2016 12:53:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/09/2016 | By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    Ben Carson will be notably absent from his New Hampshire primary party on Tuesday. The retired neurosurgeon will instead fly to South Carolina in the afternoon, his campaign said. Following Tuesday's first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, South Carolina Republicans will vote next, on Feb. 20. The decision to leave New Hampshire early comes after Carson’s campaign last week said he would be going home to Florida instead of campaigning in New Hampshire or South Carolina following the Iowa caucuses.
  • Carson to skip his own New Hampshire primary party

    02/09/2016 9:58:18 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/9/16 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Ben Carson will be notably absent from his New Hampshire primary party on Tuesday. The retired neurosurgeon will instead fly to South Carolina in the afternoon, his campaign said. Following Tuesday's first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, South Carolina Republicans will vote next, on Feb. 20. The decision to leave New Hampshire early comes after Carson's campaign last week said he would be going home to Florida instead of campaigning in New Hampshire or South Carolina following the Iowa caucuses.
  • Deace: New Hampshire Primary Predictions

    02/09/2016 7:23:12 AM PST · by JediJones · 56 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/9/2016 | Steve Deace
    After nailing my Iowa Caucus predictions last week, the mucky mucks here at Conservative Review have asked me to see if I can do it again... 1. Donald Trump - 25% Trump has been leading the polls in the granite state for months. While I believe he will underperform his public polling dominance once more, the lack of a coalesced rival - like Trump faced in Iowa with Cruz - gives him the edge in a crowded field. Not to mention that if a progressive nationalist like Trump can't win the least religious state in the country, then I'm not...
  • The U.S. Needs Another Ass Kicking President...

    It's about time the U.S. had another ass kicking president—Trump may be brash and use a few cuss words but so did Teddy R. Trump is the only candidate that has the brass cojones to make America great again.
  • Clinton win shrinks with new Iowa Democratic Party results

    02/07/2016 7:43:22 PM PST · by Carl Vehse · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | February 7, 2016 | Tom LoBianco
    The slim margin by which Hillary Clinton won the Iowa caucuses shrank even narrower after the Iowa Democratic Party said Sunday it found counting errors in five of the 14 precincts it double-checked.
  • Cruz campaign recruits volunteers for 'Camp Cruz' in South Carolina

    02/06/2016 3:52:59 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | February 6, 2016 | KATIE GLUECK
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The New Hampshire primary is less than four days away, but the Cruz campaign is already ramping up volunteer organizing efforts in South Carolina. The campaign on Saturday sent an email asking supporters to join a "strike force" to deploy to South Carolina and aid get-out-the-vote operations, with housing provided in Greenville, S.C. -- the third "Camp Cruz" lodging operation to open, following those based in Des Moines and Manchester. Cruz sees friendlier territory in evangelical-dominated South Carolina than he does here in more moderate New Hampshire, and made it a point to stop in Greenville Tuesday...
  • After Iowa, Trump Showing off Effort to Win in New Hampshire

    02/06/2016 10:01:44 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 144 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 6, 2016 | JILL COLVIN AND JEFF HORWITZ, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    "It's really about asking them whether they're going to get out and vote on Tuesday and whether they support Mr. Trump," McGough said. He said he had made 1,150 calls for Trump on Wednesday alone. Kevin Bray, 51, another volunteer, said he had driven more than 20 hours in the rain from Nixa, Missouri, after seeing the results in Iowa. "Iowa happened and I woke up really irritated," he said. "I said, you know, I want to make a difference." He said he arrived on Wednesday morning and told Trump's team to put him to work. In a back room...
  • Schlafly unloads on Rubio: 'He betrayed us all'

    02/05/2016 3:07:20 PM PST · by Jewbacca · 43 replies
    WND ^ | 02/02/2016 | WND
    n 2009, Marco Rubio was a plucky challenger for the open Senate in Florida, taking on incumbent Republican Gov. Charlie Crist. Though Rubio was trailing in the polls, one leading conservative activist thought that he had real potential and vowed to help him. "When Marco Rubio ran for the Senate in Florida, I think I was the first one to endorse him,” said Phyllis Schlafly. "I made a trip down to Florida in 2009 just for the purpose of helping him." But Schlafly, a legendary conservative activist, author, and WND columnist, now says she is bitterly disappointed by Rubio's record...
  • The fake Ben Carson controversy should end here and now

    02/04/2016 2:08:17 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 58 replies
    Steve Deace ^ | February 4, 2016 | Steve Deace
    I know there are some of you who are willing to do what it takes to win but you want to make sure you do so with character and integrity. There’s a line you don’t want to cross. You are fine going up to that line and doing whatever you can that is within bounds but you don’t want to cross that line and I am totally with you on that. I am going to walk you through this faux outrage story regarding Ben Carson and Ted Cruz. I’m going to walk you through a timeline but before I do,...
  • Exclusive-Ted Cruz National Political Director: We Can Replicate Iowa Victory In New Hampshire

    02/02/2016 6:09:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire – Mark Campbell, national political director for the Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) campaign, tells Breitbart News Cruz’s victory in the Iowa caucuses Monday can be replicated in the New Hampshire primary next week.
  • Your handy, dandy Trump vs. Cruz comparison chart! [UPDATED]

    02/01/2016 4:58:34 PM PST · by JediJones · 36 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | 1/31/2016 | Doug Ross
    Policy or Issue In 2013, supported Amnesty for all 20 million illegal aliens in the U.S. Trump-Yes Cruz-No In 2000, supported an Assault Weapons Ban Trump-Yes Cruz-No In 2015, supported "touchback" Amnesty for every illegal alien in the U.S. Trump-Yes Cruz-No In 2000, supported Partial-Birth Abortion Trump-Yes Cruz-No In 2015, lied to gun media about his past support for an Assault Weapons Ban Trump-Yes Cruz-No Supports seizure of private property by the government using Eminent Domain (Kelo) Trump-Yes Cruz-No Supports Mitch McConnell's habitual lies to constituents and fellow GOP Senators Trump-Yes Cruz-No Currently courting and being courted by GOP establishment...
  • MSNBC’s Mitchell Predicts Democratic 'Legal Challenge' Over Iowa Results (Rat spat alert)

    02/01/2016 2:33:33 PM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 1, 2016 | Steve Guest
    MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell predicted Monday that there will be "protests on the Democratic side" and that there will be a "legal challenge" to the Iowa caucus results. [Snip] "If I had to bet I would bet Bernie by just a little bit only because Hillary underperformed so badly here eight years ago." Mitchell then predicted, "I think there are going to be protests on the Democratic side. You're going to have a legal challenge."
  • Why I Endorse Ted Cruz for President

    02/01/2016 1:36:07 AM PST · by JediJones · 74 replies
    The JediJones Universe ^ | 1/31/2016 | JediJones
    Why I Endorse Ted Cruz for President
  • TPP Citizens Fund Proudly Endorses Ted Cruz For President

    01/30/2016 8:11:01 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 28 replies
    Tea Party Patriots ^ | Jan 30, 2016 | TPP Staff
    WHY WE ENDORSED Endorsing a candidate for President is a serious thing, and, done properly, should be the result of extensive research and reflection. Making an endorsement on behalf of a large national organization that represents millions of supporters is an even more sensitive endeavor. Consequently, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, as a result of extensive polling and discussions with our Coordinators and supporters across the nation, enthusiastically endorses Senator Ted Cruz for President of the United States. WHY WE ENDORSED Endorsing a candidate for President is a serious thing, and, done properly, should be the result of extensive research...
  • Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse Responded To Donald Trump and It Was PERFECT

    01/29/2016 8:42:45 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 72 replies
    Redstate ^ | January 29, ,2016 | Dan McLaughlin
    Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse is one of the best new Senators elected in 2014, and we at RedState were proud to support him in the primaries. After keeping a low profile his first few months in the Senate, the 43 year old freshman has gradually been building a higher profile as a conservative reformer, and has recently started grilling Donald Trump on Twitter. Today, Trump fired back - and Sasse responded in kind, giving The Donald a taste of his own medicine. Sasse started bearing down on Trump on Sunday, beginning by noting - as many elected Republicans have -...
  • You're for Trump, I'm for Cruz

    01/29/2016 7:53:06 PM PST · by KittenClaws · 227 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    Prior to this primary, I've never seen or partaken in, the vitriolic discussions Ive seen on FreeRepublic before now. Particularly when we all have held the same goal for so long. But I am now guilty, as others are...
  • Franklin & Marshall PA Poll: Trump 24, Cruz 14, Rubio 11

    01/29/2016 3:56:32 PM PST · by LS · 11 replies
    (There was no real title) Trump continues to lead in PA, +1 since the same October poll, Cruz +10 since Oct, Carson down 17 Hillary -6 from previous to 46. No head-to-heads. 732 registered voters (276 Republicans) +/-3.6 MOE
  • Donald Trump Solidifies Lead Over GOP Rivals in First States to Vote

    01/28/2016 6:20:30 AM PST · by xzins · 65 replies
    WSJ ^ | Jan. 28, 2016 | Janet Hook
    He is ahead in Iowa and up by double-digit margins in New Hampshire and South Carolina, a new poll finds; Democrats could see roller-coaster ride in first contests Donald Trump is dominating the GOP presidential field in the first three states to vote in the 2016 campaign, including in Iowa where he has extinguished the lead once held by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC/Marist Poll finds.
  • Donald Trump’s Fox Debate Boycott And The Ridiculous Fox News Response

    01/27/2016 5:11:09 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 105 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | January 27 | Sundance
    Many broadcast hours and column inches are sure to be used today and tomorrow regarding the decision by Donald Trump to skip the Fox News debate in Iowa. Predicatively 90% of those reports will most likely circle around a Donald Trump -vs- Megyn Kelly narrative. Obviously that aspect will be the preferred hook used by Fox News to avoid sunlight; it is also profoundly wrong. Megyn Kelly, and her sidekick Chris Stirewalt are the visible symptom, not the actual underlying issue. Their partnered 'too-cute-by-half schtick' has been ongoing for several months, including the coordinated antics at the last debate, and...
  • Iowa fights grow nastier

    01/27/2016 4:14:37 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 27,2016 | Niall Stange
    The gloves are coming off in Iowa, as the leading candidates in both parties battle fiercely for advantage before Monday’s caucuses. Tensions are rising on the Democratic side, with Hillary Clinton’s team trying to rebuff the advance of a newly aggressive Bernie Sanders. Among Republicans, the long-standing “bromance” between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz has given way to open hostilities.
  • Google and Fox TV Invite Anti-Trump Muslim Advocate to Join Next GOP TV-Debate

    01/26/2016 6:25:57 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    Fox News and Google have invited three YouTube personalities to ask questions at the Jan. 28 GOP debate — including a Muslim advocate who describes Donald Trump as a bigot and who visually portrayed him as being in agreement with national socialist Adolf Hitler. “We have a presidential candidate whose loudest message reeks of hatred and Islamophobia… turning on the news now is scary, and oftentimes, humiliating,” the Muslim woman, Nabela Noor, says in a December YouTube video.
  • There are 4 options for president, 3 of them are bad

    01/26/2016 3:10:33 PM PST · by JediJones · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/26/2016 | Steve Deace
    "One Republican-aligned business figure says some GOP elites will prefer Trump to Cruz because Trump 'has no obvious core political values,' as if this is a positive, in that it makes it more likely that Trump will deal with them. One Republican donor says: 'in the middle of the campaign a lot of people say things that they think are going to help them get elected.' ...Bernie's not just playing a socialist on television like Trump is pretending to be a new age Paul Revere. Sanders actually thinks your money doesn't belong to you unless it is first laundered by...
  • The Nominee We Deserve?

    01/24/2016 4:03:56 PM PST · by brothers4thID · 80 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02-01-2016 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Do Republicans deserve to lose? Consider the state of play as we write this in late January, just days from the first GOP nominating contests. The Republican frontrunner is a longtime liberal whose worldview might best be described as an amalgam of pop-culture progressivism and vulgar nationalism. His campaign rallies are orgies of self-absorption, dominated by juvenile insults of those who criticize him and endless boasting about his poll numbers. He’s a narcissist and a huckster, an opportunist who not only failed to join conserv­atives in the big fights about the size and scope of government over the past several...
  • A scripted Romney breaks into a sprint for a vote

    01/22/2016 2:20:41 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 3 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | JANUARY 22, 2016 | Karen Langley
    On the campaign trail ahead of the 2012 New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney didn't always come across as the most freewheeling candidate for president. At event after event around the Granite State, the former Massachusetts governor and business executive didn't waver in his focus on President Obama and the pace of the economic recovery. Romney might not have been as wooden as caricatures of him suggested, but he wasn't lighting up the trail as a charismatic leader. He had traded the neckties of his 2008 bid for jeans and rolled-up sleeves, but he still seemed pretty buttoned down. As a...
  • Donald Trump is poised for the strongest primary performance in modern history

    01/21/2016 8:54:25 PM PST · by RC one · 56 replies
    the week ^ | 1/21/16 | Noah Millman
    For months, the press and the Republican establishment alike have been expecting the Trump bubble to implode. Now that it's clear Trump isn't going anywhere, we're seeing stories about a long slog of a campaign or even a brokered convention. But there's a very real possibility that, far from those kinds of days of reckoning, Donald Trump could actually "run the table." Ironically, Trump not only could win — he could win more decisively than any non-incumbent Republican contestant for the nomination since the dawn of the modern primary system.Let's see how that might happen.New HampshireFirst, let's look not at...
  • Can we cut out the Cruz/Trump war please?

    01/21/2016 1:24:29 PM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 267 replies
    Self | 1/21/2016 | Self
    Everyone step back a second and take a breath.
  • Thoughts From My Week In New Hampshire With Ted Cruz

    01/20/2016 7:09:15 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | January 20, 2016 | Eliana johnson
    Exeter, N.H. — I’ve spent the past couple of days on the campaign trail in New Hampshire with Ted Cruz. A few things are immediately clear: Cruz is an incredibly disciplined campaigner: There’s general agreement among the reporters covering him, including the network embeds who have been with him for months, that he’s a boring candidate from the media’s perspective because he so rarely veers off message. Another reporter offhandedly compared him to Jeb Bush, whom he said he’d enjoyed spending time with far more because Bush was like a little kid who got himself into trouble any time he...
  • The Republican establishment really, really doesn’t like Ted Cruz

    01/19/2016 12:49:55 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    There's an assumption among casual consumers of politics that establishment Republicans loathe Donald Trump. Not really true. Yes, they worry about what Trump might do downballot to the GOP if he is the nominee. But most view him with some mix of puzzlement and fascination. The Republican establishment saves its actual hatred for one man and one man only: Ted Cruz. Witness Terry Branstad, the four-term governor of Iowa and, without question, the face of the Republican establishment in the state. On Tuesday, he told reporters that he wants to see Cruz beaten in the Iowa caucuses in 13 days...
  • GOPe hack Rick Wilson hit piece: Ted Cruz Is Brilliant but His Strategy Sucks.

    01/18/2016 10:30:54 PM PST · by SteveSCH · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01/19/2016 | Rick Wilson
    How sucking up to The Donald for months has backfired on the Texas senator... ...In August of last year, I described Cruz's behavior toward Trump as feeding the alligator in hopes that it eats him last. As painful as it is for his fans to admit it, there's only one person to blame for the situation in which Cruz now finds himself and that's Ted Cruz. For six months now, Cruz has played the role of eager understudy and Trump lickspittle, praising nearly everything that spews from Trump's mouth. Not only did Cruz set a land-speed record racing off to...
  • Tripwire Alert – North Carolina 2016 Republican Primary Ballot Example…

    01/16/2016 6:42:52 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    theconservativetreehouse ^ | 1/16/16 | Sundance
    The North Carolina GOP Primary Ballot is yet another indication. Never before in party political history has the North Carolina Republican Party given voters the option of "NO PREFERENCE". (see below): Where do the "no preference" votes/delegates go? To the party leadership of course. What will they do with them? Give to the party candidate. Also note the position of Donald Trump in relationship to Jeb Bush on the ballot. Remember, these are "optical scan" sheets, tabulated by scanning the ballot in a pre-programmed machine set up to identify the bubble location. Optical Scans.
  • I'm Guilty

    01/17/2016 6:48:53 PM PST · by Washi · 112 replies
    So, I've been chiming in on the Cruz bashing threads around here with my own bashes on Trump. When it comes down to it, I'd rather have Cruz win the nomination than Trump. BUT I'd rather have either of them win the nomination than Hillary. I'd rather have either of them win the nomination than Sanders. I'd rather have either of them win the nomination than Bush. I'd rather have either of them win the nomination than Huckabee. I'd rather have either of them win the nomination than Rubio. So, I'm done. I'm going to stop piling on in all...
  • Trump was for de Blasio before he was against him

    01/17/2016 12:41:24 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 129 replies
    Redstate ^ | August 16, 2015 | Neil Stevens
    Right now socialist New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is conducting a one man Jihad against Donald Trump, but the fact is, before Trump decided to run for President, Trump was a big fan. Yes, even when it was known that de Blasio was a committed socialist, with a long record of being on the extreme left, Trump was a fan. "I think pretty strongly that he'll end up being a good mayor", Trump said. "Maybe a very good mayor and I don't think he's going to want to kill the golden goose." His positive words, spoken before the election...
  • Infiltration, Trump's Strongest Suit

    01/16/2016 4:17:14 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 23 replies
    My own thoughts | 01/16/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Posted below are some numbers that reveal the make-up of the New York state midset. You'll note that the numbers are broken down for New York City as well as the other portions of the state. There are a number of things to consider when we reveiw numbers like this. 1. The numbers reveal we have our work cut out for us in New York 2. The numbers reveal there are many people in the state that agree with us 3. Often, the bleakest voter results, are far less bad than we might think 4. Numbers needed to turn things...
  • A Trump/Kasich Ticket?

    01/16/2016 11:42:34 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 198 replies
    National Review ^ | January 16,2014 | Myra Adams
    Is Trump warming to Kasich as his running mate after the last debate? If Donald Trump manages to win the Republican presidential nomination (and this is becoming less of an “if” with each passing day), then he must select a vice-presidential running mate. Surely it will be tough for The Donald to share the national ticket with anyone, but at least he will still be on top. With this decision potentially on the horizon, did Trump spontaneously drop a hint about who could be on his veep short-list during Thursday night’s Republican debate? The answer is yes. Read more at:...
  • “Saving America?” No, Donald Trump Is a Clinton Operative

    01/13/2016 7:21:16 PM PST · by reegs · 87 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | August 21, 2015 | Melissa Dykes
    Exerpts:Someone sent this to me so I thought I would add it. Maryanne Trump Barry (born April 5, 1937) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She is the daughter of real estate developer Fred Trump and Mary MacLeod Trump and the older sister of real estate/entertainment magnate Donald Trump... appointed by none other than... BILL CLINTON."--SNIP--But Trump now claims that he just invited the Clintons to his wedding -- where they sat in the front row -- and they only came and took those schmoozy pictures together simply...
  • Laws, Codes and Eligibility – A Civics Lesson

    01/13/2016 9:08:35 AM PST · by reegs · 9 replies
    The National Patriot ^ | March 25, 2015 | Craig Andresen
    After yesterday's article, "Cruz Makes it Official - The Race is ON!!!" I believe there are more than just a few out there who need a civics lesson. Ted Cruz, as a matter of LAW and U.S. Codes...IS indeed qualified AND eligible to run for the office of president. The Constitution, clearly states that to serve as president, one must be 35 years of age, one must have resided in the United States for at least 14 years and that one must be a Natural Born Citizen. Just as clearly, the Constitution never defines Natural Born Citizen nor do any...
  • Ted Cruz is starting to punch back at Donald Trump

    01/12/2016 3:57:43 PM PST · by reegs · 165 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/12/2016 | Colin Campbell
    Cruz has long strained to avoid directly criticize the Republican front-runner. But on Tuesday, Cruz mused that it's "interesting" that some left-wing legal scholars are providing validation to Trump's claim. --SNIP-- Cruz suggested on Howie Carr's Tuesday radio show that those scholars were working on behalf of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner. "She and Donald know each other well," Cruz said of Clinton. "And I do think it's interesting that Hillary Clinton's key supporters are doing everything they can to echo Donald's attacks on me. We've seen in the past couple elections where the Democrats worked...
  • Politics Ted Cruz is running an well-organized campaign. His super PACs — not so much.

    01/11/2016 9:00:46 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 11, 2016 | Matea Gold and Katie Zezima
    Texas billionaire Darwin Deason and his son Doug are contemplating giving millions to help Ted Cruz win the White House. But first the Dallas investors need to sort out which super PAC should get their money. At least eight independent political groups are jockeying to support Cruz now that he has risen in the polls as perhaps the strongest challenger to front­runner Donald Trump. The dynamic has confused wealthy donors and brought disarray to the otherwise orderly political operation that surrounds the freshman senator from Texas. “We’re trying to figure out who has the best management team, the most efficient...
  • Obama will not endorse candidate in Democratic primary race

    01/10/2016 8:43:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 10, 2016
    President Obama will not endorse a Democratic candidate in the 2016 presidential primary race, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday. "That's not our job," McDonough said on NBC's Meet the Press. "That's the job of the party to make those decisions and then they'll take a look at the agendas and the positions of those candidates." McDonough said that Obama, in the final 11 months of his presidency, will wait until voters pick a nominee, as he has in the past. ...