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  • CBS Poll: Rubio Won Debate

    02/14/2016 9:16:32 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 79 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 14 Feb 2016 | Greg Richter
    Florida Sen. Marco made up for his poor showing in the New Hampshire presidential debate a week earlier, rating the highest in a CBS News/GfK poll immediately after Saturday's GOP debate in South Carolina. Here's how Republicans and independents who watched the debate responded when asked who won: Marco Rubio: 32 percent Donald Trump: 24 percent John Kasich: 19 percent Ted Cruz: 12 percent Ben Carson: 8 percent Jeb Bush: 5 percent Rubio is the "clear favorite" among respondents identifying themselves as Republicans, while independents are split between Trump, Kasich and Rubio, CBS News reported.
  • Trump was out of control in South Carolina debate (Delusional? Only in your fetid imagination troll)

    02/14/2016 8:36:23 AM PST · by DCdude · 307 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/14/2016 | John Podhoretz
    Donald Trump was so awful, so horrible, so disgusting in the latest Republican debate — his lies, his distortions, his deceits, and his libels thicker and fouler than they’ve yet been—that he’s done us all a favor. If he wins easily in South Carolina after his monstrous turn, he’ll be going straight to the Republican nomination. Such a victory in a classically conservative state like South Carolina after his romp in idiosyncratic New Hampshire will prove Trump’s repellent personality is the real key to his success. You want me to delineate his dishonesties? That would be like asking me to...
  • Nastiest GOP Debate Yet

    02/13/2016 8:29:54 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 269 replies
    politico.com ^ | February 13
    An all-out brawl broke out on Saturday night's debate stage, as the GOP candidates viciously tried to wound each other ahead of next weekend's South Carolina primary. Donald Trump skewered Jeb Bush for standing by his brother and the Iraq War. Bush slammed John Kasich for supporting Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. Marco Rubio and Trump called Ted Cruz a serial liar, and Cruz bit back, retorting that Rubio is weak on undocumented immigrants
  • Trump Was Half-Crazed, But Does Anyone Care?

    02/14/2016 3:52:35 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 233 replies
    National Review ^ | February 14, 2016 | Rich Lowry
    I feel like we’re back in the pre-Iowa period when no one could figure out whether Donald Trump skipping the Iowa debate would hurt him–by the normal rules, of course it would hurt him; by the Trump rules, it wouldn’t make a difference and maybe even help (by demonstrating strength). By the normal rules, Trump embracing a blood libel about George W. Bush (he knew there were no WMD in Iraq), saying Planned Parenthood does great things, and often swinging wildly and angrily would hurt him a week out from a primary in Bush-friendly, hawkish, socially conservative South Carolina. But...
  • Rubio: Cruz 'lying about all sorts of things'

    02/13/2016 10:08:16 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/13/2016 | Jordain Carney
    White House hopeful Marco Rubio ripped rival Ted Cruz at Saturday's presidential debate for a "pattern" of telling lies, particularly about immigration reform. "This is a disturbing pattern now. For a number of weeks Ted Cruz has just been telling lies," Rubio said. "He's lying about all sorts of things and now he's just making things up." The Florida senator said that Cruz had lied "about Ben Carson in Iowa," referring to the Carson campaign's accusations that Cruz's campaign spread false rumors during the caucuses that the retired neurosurgeon was dropping out of the presidental race. Rubio's comments came as...
  • Ted Cruz Fires Back at Marco Rubio in Spanish at Republican Debate

    02/13/2016 8:37:52 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 82 replies
    Time ^ | February 13, 2016 | Maya Rhodan
    The Texas Senator had some words in Spanish for Marco Rubio Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz got into a heated exchange about immigration reform at the Republican presidential debate on Saturday—with Cruz firing back in Spanish in an attempt to get in the last word.Cruz had again accused Rubio of supporting “amnesty” in the U.S. Senate, accusing the junior Senator from Florida of saying so in an interview on the Spanish-language television network Univision.That’s when things got nasty—and bilingual.“I don’t know how he knows what I said on Univision because he doesn’t speak Spanish,” Rubio retorted.Cruz then responded in...
  • Donald Trump confronts audience in another GOP debate after loud boos

    02/13/2016 8:07:20 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 85 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Brett LoGiurato and Colin Campbell
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) sparred in an early presidential debate exchange during which Trump confronted the audience multiple times. (SNIP) Trump took another shot at the audience shortly after. The crowd loudly booed Trump when he mocked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), for having "0%" in the polls before dropping out of the presidential race and endorsing Bush.
  • When campaign surrogates fumble the message

    02/13/2016 6:46:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 13, 2016 | Tal Kopan
    Sometimes, a well-placed surrogate can be just the lift a campaign needs. But sometimes, they fumble the ball, sending their candidate scrambling. That's been the case often on the presidential campaign trail this year, with candidates' advocates sometimes creating sideshows campaigns have to rush to squelch. Sen. Marco Rubio has felt the sting of major endorsers doing more harm than good. Shortly after he dropped out of the race last week, Rick Santorum turned around and threw his weight behind the Florida Republican. But then the former Pennsylvania senator struggled to name a single Rubio accomplishment in an MSNBC interview,...
  • Unbelievable ARG SC Poll

    02/13/2016 4:41:10 PM PST · by dlt · 51 replies
    American Research Group website ^ | 2-13-16 | American Research Group
    South Carolina Likely Republican Primary Voters Feb 12-13 Trump 35% Kasich 15% Rubio 14% Cruz 12% Bush 10%
  • Cruz TV ad uses 'self help' spoof to slam Rubio on 'amnesty'

    02/13/2016 9:37:57 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | February 11, 2016 | Serafin Gomez
    EXCLUSIVE: The battle of the senators is back in full force. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is releasing a tough new TV ad in South Carolina that targets rival Sen. Marco Rubio on the contentious issue of illegal immigration – featuring people at a faux “self help” session lamenting their past support of the Florida senator. The 30-second commercial is part of a six-figure ad buy in the Palmetto State ahead of the Feb. 20 Republican primary. The ad, titled "Self Help," mimics a 12-step group setting, showing people sitting in a circle of folding chairs in a dark...
  • Beating Trump in Debate (NRO Delusional with Rage)

    02/13/2016 7:23:01 AM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 162 replies
    I have a little bit of advice for Cruz and Rubio tomorrow when it comes to defeating Trump. Some of the advice is tactical, but the more important advice is strategic. Attack Trump early, relentlessly, on everything, and never, ever stop. The tactical advice is that you should stop saying that Trump is for single-payer. That is too bloodless. Say that Trump was for a government-owned, and government-rationed, health care monopoly. Also try to work in the argument that Trump would give us the corruption of the Clintons with the huge government of Bernie Sanders. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/postmodern-conservative/431264/easy-me-say
  • Cruz Attacks Rubio On Planned Parenthood

    02/13/2016 6:58:14 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/12/2016 | Burgess Everett
    GREENVILLE, S.C. - Ted Cruz unleashed a blistering attack on Marco Rubio's record on Planned Parenthood in front of hundreds of conservative voters at the Faith and Family Presidential Forum on Friday, insisting that his Senate colleague did not stand with him last fall as he sought to strip funding for the women's health care organization in a spending bill. There is little daylight between Cruz and Rubio regarding their disdain for Planned Parenthood. But Cruz is seeking to cast Rubio as weak-kneed and unwilling to stand behind the Texas senator's 2015 strategy to defund the women's health organization. The...
  • The Best Hope for the Republican Establishment? Ohio and Florida

    02/12/2016 1:37:47 PM PST · by RC one · 5 replies
    observer.com ^ | • 02/12/16 2:39pm | Ross Barkan
    Tuesday night in New Hampshire went as well for Donald Trump as anyone could’ve possibly imagined. He won big, and the Republican establishment clearly lost. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, were all given enough reason to remain in the primary, prolonging a bitter fight to become the true counterweight to the billionaire real estate developer and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, an insurgent reviled by his Senate colleagues. Rubbing Mar-a-Lago sand in the open wound, the establishment’s best hope, the former Tea Party darling Rubio, polled behind Mr. Bush...
  • St. Valentines Day Massacre. What Candidates Must Do to Win the Debate and South Carolina

    02/12/2016 4:37:14 PM PST · by MLL · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 12, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    Tomorrow night marks the only Republican debate scheduled before the crucial South Carolina primary. Donald Trump has all the momentum going in; Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)is considered a strong challenger; Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)faces a steep comeback after imploding in New Hampshire; former Florida Governor Jeb Bush continues to squawk about his supposedly revivified campaign; Ohio Governor John Kasich will put in a showing in South Carolina, but has already largely conceded the primary; Ben Carson is hanging on for no apparent reason other than to grow his database. The only poll out of South Carolina following New...
  • Bush's Relentless Attacks Hurt Rubio In New Hampshire

    02/12/2016 5:05:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2016 | Deroy Murdock
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — The mood at the Radisson Hotel here was restrained Tuesday night, to say the least. Voters and volunteers who backed Senator Marco Rubio (R - Florida) grew increasingly subdued as election returns showed him earning the No. 5 spot in the GOP presidential primary.  Rubio's disappointing 10.6 percent finish must have surprised observers as seasoned as New Hampshire Union Leader editorial-page editor (and Chris Christie supporter) Grant Bosse. Over lunch at the Thirsty Moose Taphouse on Elm Street, he said on Tuesday afternoon: "I don't think Marco will drop below third." No such luck.  Rubio himself acknowledged the problem. Despite the "Marcomentum" after he...
  • New Jeb Bush ad trashes "suck up" Cruz, "robot" Rubio, "McCain bashing" Trump

    02/12/2016 6:04:37 PM PST · by springwater13 · 41 replies
    He hits 3 people in this new ad. Desperate.
  • Texas newspaper endorses Kasich over Cruz

    02/12/2016 9:06:16 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/12/2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    The Dallas Morning News on Friday endorsed Republican presidential candidate John Kasich over home-state rival Ted Cruz for the GOP nomination. "As much as we'd like to see a Texan in the White House, we fear that Cruz's brand of politics is more about disruption than governing and threatens to take the Republican Party to a dark place," editorial members of the influential Texas newspaper wrote. "As we've written before, continuing obstructionist paths might excite primary voters, but it won't benefit the nation or the conservative cause," they added. Editors of the Dallas Morning News wrote that state-level public servants...
  • Cruz attacks Rubio on Planned Parenthood: NRTL calls Cruz attacks on Rubio on PP "misleading"

    02/12/2016 10:35:16 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/12/2016
    Ted Cruz alleged Marco Rubio did not want to use Congress's "constitutional authority to defund Planned Parenthood." The National Right to Life, one of the chief arbiters of social issues in GOP politics, quickly stepped in to back Rubio and called Cruz's Friday remarks "inaccurate and misleading." "Marco Rubio voted to defund Planned Parenthood before Ted Cruz ever got to the U.S. Senate. Since Ted Cruz joined the U.S. Senate, both he and Sen. Rubio have voted the same on every roll call that National Right to Life regards as pertinent to defunding Planned Parenthood," said Carol Tobias, president of...
  • Politico: Trump Freezes Establishment Mega-Donors in Place

    02/12/2016 11:19:40 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/12/2016
    Some of the biggest Republican donors, who collectively have contributed tens of millions of dollars to shape the presidential race, are tightening their purse strings out of frustration with their inability to boost their favored candidates, or to slow Donald Trump. Rather than continuing to write huge checks to support the cluster of establishment candidates jockeying to emerge as the leading alternative to Trump, a billionaire real estate showman roundly despised by the GOP elite, these donors have mostly retreated to the sidelines. They're watching anxiously, hoping that the field sorts itself out, according to interviews with a half dozen...
  • Mysterious Super PAC Linked to Rubio-Romney Promises to “Kill Off” Trump in South Carolina

    02/12/2016 6:31:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    A mysterious Super PAC with links to Rubio and Romney promises to "kill off" Donald Trump in South Carolina. DC Whispers reported: This mysterious, Mitt-Romney-linked Super PAC is letting it be known they are prepared for all-out war to ensure Mr. Trump gets nowhere near the GOP nomination. The name of the "anyone but Trump" multi-million dollar effort calls itself the, Our Principles PAC and is headed by former Mitt Romney deputy campaign manager, Katie Packer. One of Packer's oft-repeated complaints against Donald Trump is that he is a RINO. That's right, the former Deputy campaign manager for MITT ROMNEY,...
  • Trump slips, Rubio surges in new Oklahoma presidential poll

    02/12/2016 5:54:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | February 9, 2016 | Silas Allen
    Less than a month before the state's presidential primary, Republican front-runner Donald Trump appears to be losing steam in Oklahoma, according to a poll released Tuesday. Trump continues to lead an eight-candidate Republican field, with 30 percent of Oklahoma GOP voters reporting that they planned to vote for the New York billionaire, down from 35 percent in a poll released Jan. 23. "Early on, Trump's been able to channel the anger and frustration felt among Republicans toward President Obama, but anger and frustration can only take you so far in a presidential race," said Bill Shapard, founder of SoonerPoll, an...
  • (VIDEO) PROOF POSITIVE. Ben Carson’s Dishonesty Is Bone Deep

    02/12/2016 3:20:15 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 56 replies
    RedState ^ | February 12th, 2016 | streiff
    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson smiles at the thought of the money he’s raking in from the gullible and the attention he’s getting from Donald Trump and Joe Scaroborough (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik — caption by me.) If yesterday’s assertion by Ben Carson that he was putting a lot of effort into campaigning in South Carolina (he’s not, he is taking this weekend off and has only run 182 radio/television ads, all of them in Columbia, SC.) and that he has a plan for moving forward convinced you he was either delusional or dishonest, the balance has radically tipped to...
  • Trump Jumps to 44% Nationally, Rubio Drops to 10%

    02/12/2016 10:39:07 AM PST · by Rockitz · 94 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12 Feb 2016 | John Nolte
    Morning Consult released its latest national poll Friday, and the news is all good for Donald Trump, whose support jumped from 38% last week to 44% support today. That puts The Donald a full +27 points ahead of second place Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who enjoys 17% support, which is exactly where he sat last week. Ben Carson and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) are tied for 3rd place at 10%. Carson jumped just +1 point since last week. Rubio, however, lost -5 points — a third of his support. Jeb Bush jumped from 6% to 8%. John Kasich doubled his...
  • Sen. Harry Reid calls on Grayson to drop out of Senate race

    02/12/2016 10:32:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2016 1:16 PM EST
    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Friday called for U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson to drop out of the race for a Senate seat in Florida. Reid said in a statement that Grayson claims to be progressive but seems to have "no moral compass." He said Grayson used his office to unethically promote a hedge fund that until recently had been based in the Cayman Islands. Grayson is running in the Democratic primary to replace U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. His campaign did not immediately respond to Reid's call to quit the race. ...
  • Marco Rubio on Immigration Reform: ‘We’re Not Going to Ram It Down Your Throat’

    02/12/2016 10:14:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 12, 2016 | Charlie Spierling
    During town hall meetings in South Carolina yesterday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% was asked about stopping the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States. In response, Rubio repeated his usual list of policy proposals to fix the border, citing plans for mandatory E-verify and an entry-exit tracking system for visas, and additional walls and fencing. He also repeated his promise to secure the border before addressing the problem of what to do with illegal immigrants who are here. But Rubio added a new promise to any notion of immigration reform under his presidency: We won’t ram it down your...
  • Ted Cruz, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Team Up Against PLO

    02/12/2016 9:01:52 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 13 replies
    Shunshine State News ^ | February 12, 2016 | Kevin Derby
    ... "The Palestinian Liberation Organization has for decades been a relentless advocate for terrorist violence against the Jewish people," Cruz said. "The United States needs to make it perfectly clear to the Palestinians that this behavior is intolerable, and that we stand with our ally Israel."Closing the PLO office in Washington D.C. sends the clear signal that the days of America turning a blind eye to the militant anti-Semitism of this organization are over, and that we will no longer allow political correctness to force us to host terrorist organizations in Washington, D.C.," Cruz added. ...
  • Bruised Marco Rubio Gets Personal and Aggressive

    02/12/2016 9:00:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 11, 2016 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Senator Marco Rubio, opening a more aggressive phase of his campaign as he tries to reinvigorate his bid for the Republican nomination, suggested Thursday that Donald J. Trump may be too crude to be president and that Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, may be too inexperienced. Mr. Rubio expressed disgust with Mr. Trump’s use of obscene language earlier this week, describing how his two young sons had watched a news clip of Mr. Trump insulting Senator Ted Cruz on the eve of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. When the boys, age 8 and 10, asked their father what word had...
  • New Cruz ad: Damn, it feels good to be a Clinton

    02/12/2016 8:15:00 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 57 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 12, 2016 | ED MORRISSEY
    As Matthew Continetti remarked on Twitter, whoever handles Team Cruz' campaign ads deserves a raise - assuming this comes directly from the campaign, as MSNBC reported today. While Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders argued over the record of Henry Kissinger and the foreign policy of the Nixon administration, the Cruz campaign launched a pitch-perfect shot at Hillary in this Office Space spoof. Rather than destroying a printer, however, "Hillary" and two aides destroy an e-mail server while the soundtrack raps out, "Damn, it feels good to be a Clinton": ...
  • Trump Holds Massive 31 Point Lead Over Rubio in Massachusetts – 43-12%

    02/12/2016 8:09:15 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 32 replies
    Overtime Politics ^ | 2/12/16 | Fred
    Donald Trump has a commanding lead in Massachusetts, pulling in more support than the next 4 candidates combined. He currently leads Marco Rubio by 31 points – 43-12% – about 18 days away from the election. If you’re Donald Trump, it’s hard to get better news out of The Bay State, considering there are 39 proportionally allocated delegates up for grabs. The 5% threshold looks like it will be achievable by everyone except perhaps Ben Carson (Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie suspended their campaigns during the poll), meaning most candidates still standing for Super Tuesday will walk away with at...
  • What did the Candidates say about immigration in their announcement speeches?

    02/12/2016 7:48:39 AM PST · by AuntB · 16 replies
    Vanity ^ | Feb. 12, 2016 | AuntB
    We hear what the candidates say now about issues, but what did they think was important when they announced their run for president. This vital first speech should have covered what they thought was important to this nation. Here is their (Trump, Cruz, Rubio) total remarks on IMMIGRATION...later we will do trade, terrorism, 2nd amendment, Obamacare and education. Trump June 16 , 2015 When do we beat Mexico at the border? They're laughing at us, at our stupidity. And now they are beating us economically. They are not our friend, believe me. But they're killing us economically. The U.S. has...
  • Polls: Cruz Would Fare 5 Points Better Versus Clinton Than Trump Would

    02/12/2016 6:28:49 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 197 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 12, 2016 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    Among the two candidates whose results look at all like those of an eventual GOP presidential nominee, polling suggests that Ted Cruz would do significantly better than Donald Trump in the general election. According to the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls, Cruz would fare 5 points better versus Hillary Clinton than Trump would. Polling has consistently shown Cruz to have an advantage over Trump in this regard: Fox News found that Cruz would fare 4 points better than Trump, beating Clinton by 7 points (50 to 43 percent) to Trump's 3 (47 to 44 percent). NBC News and...
  • GOP field running out of time to stop Donald Trump

    02/11/2016 4:06:14 PM PST · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | Benjy Sarlin
    Time is running out fast for the “anyone but Trump” wing of the Republican Party. Donald Trump’s march to the nomination is far from inevitable after a resounding New Hampshire victory, but the state’s failure to whittle down the field to a manageable number is threatening to tip the delegate race in his favor before anyone can stop him. Unless the field can consolidate behind one or two alternatives in the next few weeks, Republicans warn, the odds of a Trump victory or a brokered convention will increase dramatically. “I think if Trump is the front-runner on March 15 and...
  • Ad: Ted Cruz Fans Meet at ‘Conservatives Anonymous’

    02/11/2016 6:30:00 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | Michelle Fields
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’s campaign is running an ad in South Carolina that attacks Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) for backing amnesty and for being: “just a pretty face.” The ad opens with people sitting in a circle at, what appears to be, a therapy group. They discuss how they have been lied to by politicians, specifically Rubio.WATCH“I voted for the guy who was the party hero in the campaign trail and then he went to D.C. and played pat-a-cake with Chuck Schumer and cut a deal on amnesty,” the man in the ad says. “It makes me...
  • Cruz Campaign Removes Ad Featuring Softcore Porn Actress

    02/11/2016 6:19:32 PM PST · by M. Thatcher · 157 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Feb. 11, 2016 at 8:32 p.m. | Andrew Kaczynski/Christopher Massie
    Amy Lindsay has appeared in films such as Erotic Confessions, Carnal Wishes, Secrets of a Chambermaid, and Insatiable Desires. "Had the campaign known of her full filmography, we obviously would not have let her appear in the ad," a Cruz campaign spokesman told BuzzFeed News. Ted Cruz's campaign has pulled its most recent ad, "Conservatives Anonymous," after learning one of the actresses in the spot is also a softcore porn star. The ad, which was set at a group therapy session of conservative voters who feel betrayed by Marco Rubio on immigration, featured actress Amy Lindsay, who played a woman...
  • Cruz - and Rubio - back Mike Lee's bill to make sure Congress,

    02/11/2016 7:29:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This is a no-brainer for Cruz, who came out hard against drafting women last week, but it’s interesting coming from Rubio after he declared himself in favor at the last debate. You can read his motives here as charitably or uncharitably as you like. Charitably: He’s striking a blow for legislative power at the executive’s and judiciary’s expense, a welcome corrective in an age of growing presidential power and judicial social engineering. Uncharitably: He realized belatedly that “let’s draft your daughters” isn’t a sentiment that’ll play well in a Republican primary, especially among the social conservatives he’s trying to win,...
  • WATCH: Debunking anti-Cruz myths (video)

    02/11/2016 6:35:03 PM PST · by Twotone · 59 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | Feb. 11, 2016 | Trevor Loudon
    There are quite a few rumors floating around in social media about Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz. Americans are used to the mainstream media lying about Ted Cruz (see here, here & here for just some examples.) But it is particularly painful when the lies come from supposed truth-tellers. The largest culprits starting and perpetuating anti-Cruz falsehoods are sundance of the Conservative Treehouse and Dianne Marshall of the Marshall Report. They blatantly lie, or tell cherry-picked half truths, which are promptly disseminated in social media by an army of bullies who are seemingly not interested in civil debate. Why create false...
  • Rush Limbaugh on Ted Cruz: Closest to Ronald Reagan in our lifetimes

    02/11/2016 6:13:48 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 63 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 11, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh says Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the best bet for returning Ronald Reagan's principles to the White House.The controversial radio host said on "The Rush Limbaugh Show" Wednesday that no other Republican presidential candidates have come this close to Reagan in terms of articulated, implementable conservatism."If conservatism is your bag, if conservatism is the dominating factor in how you vote, there is no other choice for you in this campaign than Ted Cruz, because you are exactly right: This is the closest in our lifetimes we have ever been to Ronald Reagan," Limbaugh said. He...
  • Cruz on Trump's win: NH a good state for liberal Republicans

    02/11/2016 5:50:30 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 181 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2016
    Cruz on Trump's win: NH a good state for liberal Republicans...
  • South Carolina Polls: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Far Ahead — Can They Be Caught?

    02/11/2016 4:24:17 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 92 replies
    Inquisitr / New York Daily News ^ | 02/11/2016 | Danny Cox
    Both of these pubications published the same article today, with the New York Daily News titling it "Trump, Clinton Leading Polls as Candidates Head to Nation's Next Primary in South Carolina". This poll shows Trump leading by a larger margin than other polls I've seen today. Thought folks should have access to this informtion also. Trump 36.0% - Cruz 19.7% - Rubio 12.7% - Bush 10.0% - Carson 8.7% Please read more at the above link, or this one: LINK the New York Daily News site.
  • Marco Rubio slams opponents by name in South Carolina

    02/11/2016 3:00:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 11, 2016 | Julia Manchester
    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio turned up the heat on his opponents -- proactively calling them out by name -- while campaigning in South Carolina on Thursday. Rubio touted his international affairs record on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, while taking aim at the experience of Ohio Governor John Kasich, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and the GOP frontrunner, Donald Trump -- all of whom won more votes than him in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. "We'll have a debate on Saturday. Who on that stage has more experience or has shown better judgment or a better understanding of the foreign...
  • Don't Forget About Ted Cruz

    02/11/2016 2:40:23 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | February 11, 2016 | Jessica Taylor
    When Ted Cruz took the stage at his primary night party in Hollis, N.H., he gave what sounded like a victory speech. And in some ways, he may have been an overlooked winner of the night."Washington insiders were convinced our wave of support would break in the Granite State," the Texas senator thundered. "The men and women of New Hampshire proved them wrong."The TVs flanking him showed the results; he was edging out former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Cruz finished with just under 12 percent, good enough in the crowded field for third place.All the attention out of New Hampshire...
  • Rubio’s Aggressive Pro-amnesty Record Betrayed Americans and His Record of Lies

    02/11/2016 2:18:06 PM PST · by AuntB · 24 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Feb. 7,2016 | Right Side News
    Rubio is the candidate of open borders, Obamatrade and mass immigration, making one last attempt to pull off one big con. A vote for him is a vote for open borders, unlimited refugee resettlement and much more, read on... Eagle Forum THE 'BIG CON' BEGINS To win in the 2010 Tea Party Wave, Rubio ran as the anti-amnesty candidate despite an aggressive pro-amnesty record. Politico reports: "Arturo Vargas, the executive director for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, said Rubio, the son of Cuban exiles born in Miami, blocked 'scorched-earth' legislation that sought to clamp down on...
  • Marco Rubio Warns Of Robot Takeover Of American Economy

    02/11/2016 12:52:45 PM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 11, 2016 | Charlie Spierling
    If the Department of Labor continues to make it difficult for companies to hire American workers, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) warned, robots would take over key jobs in the economy. During a town hall in Okatie, S.C., Rubio warned that the Department of Labor was too big, too powerful, and turned into “anti-business agency” that hurt the private sector.
  • ANALYSIS: Exit Polls Don't Back Rubio's Claim That New Hampshire Debate Hurt Him

    02/11/2016 12:30:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/11/2016 | Gary Langer
    Given continued coverage of Marco Rubio's claim that his poor performance in Saturday's debate caused his fifth-place finish in the New Hampshire Republican primary, we wanted to put some data behind the point --- that the exit poll just doesn't back him up. We've got two ways to look at it, one direct, the other indirect, and neither shows any evidence that the debate harmed Rubio in terms of vote choices. Indirectly: 47 percent of New Hampshire GOP voters said they finally decided on their candidate either on Election Day itself, or in the previous few days. Twelve percent of...
  • Conservatives Anonymous [Cruz ad hitting Rubio - Video]

    02/11/2016 11:50:50 AM PST · by TBBT · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/11/16 | Ted Cruz
    Conservatives Anonymous
  • Viguerie: ‘Only Cruz Has Potential to Unite The Party;’ ‘Trump Can’t Unite Conservatives’

    02/11/2016 10:52:13 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 380 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 11, 2016 | DAN RIEHL
    ... Saying that he does't trust businessman Donald Trump ideologically, Viguerie added: "Cruz is the best candidate I've seen since Ronald Reagan and in many ways he's more ideologically consistent than Reagan." His feeling is that with the establishment currently divided across several candidates, Cruz can to rally not just conservatives, but the entire GOP. Viguerie said the GOP hasn't been fully united since 1988 and "only Cruz has potential to unite the party." ...
  • Cruz and Trump to Duke Out The Nomination in the Game of Delegates

    02/11/2016 10:45:20 AM PST · by the_boy_who_got_lost · 3 replies
    Things I Trust More Than Hillary ^ | Feb 11th, 2016 | Timothy Martens
    Polls are only so accurate and seem to change on a whim I will assume that they are halfway decent. Here is how I think the race will come down to Cruz and Trump from a statistical study of the polls with a little of my own intuition. Cruz and Carson are vying for the same voting block, which is one of the reasons why Carson is going after Cruz so hard. Carson due to his multiple strategic failures is falling. The further Carson falls the more Cruz rises as the majority of Carson’s supporters do not see another valid...
  • Ted Cruz Adds to Home-State Support as Texas Primary Nears

    02/11/2016 9:46:46 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 36 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | February 11, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is bolstering his home-field advantage with fewer than three weeks until the Texas primary, unveiling a raft of new endorsements from lawmakers in Austin and detailing his organization across the state for the March 1 nominating contest. Cruz's presidential campaign is set to announce Thursday that he now has the support of nearly half the Republicans in the Texas Legislature: 11 senators and 43 representatives. The newly expanded Texas Leadership Team also includes 57 chairs and co-chairs covering Texas' 36 congressional districts, as well as 462 chairs and co-chairs across the state's 254 counties. "Conservatives in...
  • SC Poll: Trump 32, Cruz 26, Rubio 20, Bush 10

    02/11/2016 9:35:08 AM PST · by TBBT · 91 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Bill Kristol
    I've just heard from a political operative whom I've known a long time and whose integrity I trust. This person is working with an organization—not one of the campaigns—that was in the field (using a very reputable pollster) Wednesday night in South Carolina. Here's what the pollster found:
  • SC focus group favors Cruz but sees Trump gains (video)

    02/11/2016 8:23:53 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 51 replies
    MSNBC ^ | February 11, 2016
    SC focus group favors Cruz but sees Trump gains (video)...