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  • Unstereotyped: Why this black pastor supports Donald Trump

    05/25/2016 7:30:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    CNN Money ^ | May 25, 2016 | Tanzina Vega
    Warning: This story contains language some may find offensive. It should come as no surprise that Donald Trump has earned scant support among black voters. Black protesters have been heckled and kicked out of Trump rallies and a black man was sucker punched by a white man as he was leaving another event in North Carolina. Trump has also gained the support of white supremacists including David Duke, the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan (Trump later disavowed Duke, but only after many public stumbles and increasing pressure to do so.) But James Davis, a black conservative pastor...
  • How getting stomped by Donald Trump saved Ted Cruz's career (sent to me, by a fan of Ted Cruz)

    05/25/2016 6:55:27 PM PDT · by cba123 · 59 replies
    The Week ^ | May 25, 2016 | Peter Weber
    This article has something with the formatting, which seems to not allow a copy of part of the text. So I will just link to the article, if you would like to click on the ling, that is up to you. I think it is interesting article. I am just writing this, to recognize there are a lot of Cruz supporters here, and to encourage discussion between both side, to rebuild teamwork on our side for November. Please just understand, this was sent to me by a very loyal Ted Cruz supporter. I assure you. Enjoy please. Good job Ted...
  • ALL CRUZ SUPPORTERS: Dr. Wallnau Speaks to YOU on Trump and Common Grace

    05/25/2016 9:15:11 PM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 74 replies
    "Last night, I had a subscriber email me a 27-minute video done by Dr. Lance Wallnau, a pastor from Keller, Texas that explained the concept of “common grace” and how Mr. Trump is the perfect vehicle for that common grace to flow across this nation. It clicked. It absolutely clicked."
  • China has conducted a 'war'—not trade—with steel, experts say

    05/22/2016 10:59:49 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 38 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | Friday, 20 May 2016 | 3:41 AM ET | Holly Ellyatt, Karen Tso
    Despite China signaling moves to cut its excess steel production capacity, industry chiefs say the country has declared a metals "war" that has had a "devastating" impact for the rest of the world's industry.
  • The story behind Mitt RomneyÂ’s loss in the presidential campaign to President Obama

    05/22/2016 11:09:07 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 46 replies
    Boston.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Michael Kranish
    It was two weeks before Election Day when Mitt Romney's political director signed a memo that all but ridiculed the notion that the Republican presidential nominee, with his better ground game could lose the key state of Ohio or the election. The race is “unmistakably moving in Mitt Romney's direction, the memo said. But the claims proved wildly off the mark, a fact embarrassingly underscored when the high-tech voter turnout system that Romney himself called “state of the art” crashed at the worst moment, on Election Day. To this day, Romney’s aides wonder how it all went so wrong...
  • Washington state GOP snubs Trump in delegate elections

    05/22/2016 11:11:43 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 58 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 22, 2016 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Donald Trump may be the last Republican standing in the 2016 race, but that doesn't mean everyone in his party is happy about it. At the Washington state Republican convention this weekend, 40 of the state's 41 elected GOP delegates went not to Trump but to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Trump's primary challenger in the race. The Seattle Times reports that even Trump's state campaign chairman in Washington, state Sen. Don Benton, didn't snag a delegate slot in the anti-Trump crowd. Cruz's state campaign manager, Saul Gamoran, said many Washington state Republicans are "taking a wait-and-see attitude" to Trump's candidacy....
  • Washington state GOP convention backs Cruz over Trump

    05/22/2016 9:05:37 AM PDT · by Flick Lives · 98 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | Jim Brunner
    PASCO — Donald Trump has all but sewn up the GOP presidential nomination. But as thousands of Washington Republicans converged on a rodeo arena for their state convention over the weekend, the gathering didn’t look like a political party yet united behind a Trump-led ticket. Red Ted Cruz T-shirts outnumbered Trump ball caps on the convention floor at the TRAC Center, and supporters of the Texas senator won 40 of the 41 elected delegate slots for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer — even though Cruz has dropped out of the race. ...snip... Amid talk of Republican unity,...
  • Clarice Feldman: A Part-time Law Lecturer vs. the Constitution

    05/22/2016 10:19:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    It’s a lie often repeated that Obama was a Constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago law school. In fact, he was just a lecturer there for a short time who never much impressed his colleagues. Watching this administration in action one wonders what, if anything, he understands about the Constitution at all. His is an administration based on flouting it. It’s true that the judicial process moves slowly and such conduct can continue for a while until halted, but repeatedly the courts are catching up. In fact, the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously against the administration 20 times....
  • Cruz's campaign is over, but his delegates fight on (Better call Saul)

    05/22/2016 6:55:42 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 101 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 21, 2016 | Seema Mehta & Melanie Mason
    After Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race, his campaign staffers boxed up their mementos and souvenirs as they prepared to shutter the Houston headquarters, and the Texan announced that he would seek reelection to the U.S. Senate. Yet Cruz’s team didn't abandon the race for the White House entirely. It still filed a slate of potential presidential delegates for California’s June 7 primary, and continues to monitor delegate selection in states that already voted in the GOP nominating process. The end result is that Cruz will have more than 550 loyalists attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland...
  • What now, Ted Cruz?

    05/20/2016 6:30:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Montgomery County Courier ^ | May 20, 2016 | The Dallas Morning News
    Sen. Ted Cruz and his most determined supporters are likely still licking their wounds and mending their broken hearts. Such a sudden end to his primary campaign for president has left marks that will heal but slowly. Soon, though, Cruz will see that he has come through the hurricane of his first presidential campaign with his prospects enhanced, rather than retarded. We hope that knowledge gives him confidence and patience to reconsider his approach to the job he is returning to, as the junior senator from Texas. That’s the work, after all, that Texas voters singled him out for in...
  • Ted Cruz Says Fight Not Over with GOP Convention Nearing (Wants to CANCEL Open Primaries )

    05/17/2016 4:08:52 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 366 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | LIEZL DUNUAN
    Ted Cruz and his allies are preparing for the coming National GOP Convention. According to NBC News, Cruz who recently attended a GOP convention in Texas told his supporters that the days ahead will be "challenging" for the Republican Party. He, however, expressed hope that those who remain loyal to him and the party "will be the remnant, will be the core of pulling this country back from the abyss." Aside from this pronouncement, [he] has remained mum about whether he will throw his support for presumptive nominee Donald Trump. According to the NBC report, the support of Cruz and...
  • Ben Carson Reveals Donald Trump's VP Running Mates, But Do They Want It?

    Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson inadvertently exposed who may be on Donald Trump's list of possible running mates during Sunday's interview with The Washington Post. But those same politicians identified deflected the matter since the story surfaced. Following Carson's exit from the campaign in March, he endorsed Trump, quickly becoming a trusted advisor. His first big task was to lead the search for a vice presidential pick. By May 12, Carson's role on this V.P. Committee had ended, according to Carson's campaign manager Armstrong Williams, who told the Independent Journal that Carson did submit a list of potential nominees...
  • Cruz taking the week off from Senate

    05/17/2016 2:49:03 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 91 replies
    Politico ^ | May 17, 2016 | Burgess Everett
    Ted Cruz is taking some time off from the Senate to recover from a brutal presidential campaign. After returning to Washington last week to work on a defense policy bill, the Texas senator is spending this week back home. He'll miss votes on Zika funding legislation as well as appropriations bills...
  • Ben Carson Reveals Five Names on Trump VP List

    05/15/2016 2:38:59 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 211 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-15-2016 | Michelle Moons
    Dr. Ben Carson confirmed five people on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s list of potential vice presidential running mates in a recent interview. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 VP running mate to John McCain, was one of the five Carson said was on the list. The rest are all former 2016 GOP presidential candidates: Trump’s closest competitor Sen. Ted Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Marco Rubio, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Read more at source)
  • Cruz: No interest in Supreme Court position

    05/13/2016 1:15:38 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 94 replies
    politico.com ^ | 05/13/16 11:33 AM EDT | NICK GASS
    Ted Cruz on Friday said he has no interest in becoming a Supreme Court justice, present or future. “I’ll tell you that that is not a desire of my heart," the Texas senator said in an interview on WBAP 820 AM. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/ted-cruz-no-supreme-court-223162#ixzz48ZLP5Su1 Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook
  • Kasich: 'Zero chance’ I’m someone’s vice president

    03/01/2016 4:46:14 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 01, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich insisted Tuesday he would not consider running for the vice presidency. “Zero chance, just stop there, zero chance,” he told Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.,” specifically referencing Donald Trump. “I have no interest,” Kasich added. "I’m going to be governor of Ohio. There is zero chance I will be anybody’s vice presidential candidate — period, end of story.”
  • Does the Bible Really Predict an Antichrist Who Will Wreak Worldwide Havoc During the End Times?

    05/04/2016 8:15:57 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Billy Hallowell
    I found it curious that THIS is what the Blaze has on its front page the day after Indiana. If anyone was wondering Glenn Beck's next move... Link only.
  • Exclusive: U.S. plans new wave of immigrant deportation raids

    05/12/2016 11:42:16 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 31 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Thu May 12, 2016 2:09pm EDT | JULIA EDWARDS
    U.S. immigration officials are planning a month-long series of raids in May and June to deport hundreds of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally, according to sources and an internal document seen by Reuters. The operation would likely be the largest deportation sweep targeting immigrant families by the administration of President Barack Obama this year after a similar drive over two days in January that focused on Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina. Those raids, which resulted in the detention of 121 people, mostly women and children, sparked an outcry from immigration advocates and criticism...
  • Free Republic Founder: #NeverTrumperism Is a Losing Proposition – Will No Longer Be Tolerated

    05/12/2016 5:40:41 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 368 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 12, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Jim Robinson, the founder of popular conservative internet discussion board Free Republic that was founded in 1997, threw his support behind Donald Trump for president on Thursday...... Our overriding mission on Free Republic is to preserve, protect and defend (conserve) God, family, country–and all that that entails (refer to the Declaration, Constitution, and our Judeo-Christian American heritage for details). Our most immediate task we must undertake at this time is keep corrupt, godless, treasonous, America-hating communists like Hillary Clinton out of power. Our very survival as a free nation depends upon it. That means FR is going all in to...
  • Ted Cruz Blames Fox News For Donald Trump’s Rise

    05/12/2016 10:29:17 PM PDT · by catnipman · 194 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 5/12/2016 | Marina Fang
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday suggested Fox News had a role to play in facilitating presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s success and warned that it “will bear that responsibility going forward"
  • Ted Cruz poised to challenge Trump in Texas

    05/12/2016 9:29:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 108 replies
    Politico ^ | Kyle Cheney
    Ted Cruz isn’t giving up. While Donald Trump dispatches three advisers to Texas’s convention in Dallas this week and makes a pitch for party unity, his team will be running up against a Cruz operation that is still maneuvering to stuff the state’s delegation with allies the senator could call on to snub the presumptive nominee. “We have a busy weekend planned,” said a source familiar with the Cruz campaign’s plans. Cruz is scheduled to deliver an address at the Texas convention after a week of hinting he could jump back into the presidential contest and urging activists to thwart...
  • Cruz: Those who bolstered Trump 'will bear that responsibility going forward'

    05/12/2016 6:51:04 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 374 replies
    The Hill ^ | ay 12, 2016, 09:45 pm | By Jesse Byrnes
    Ted Cruz said Thursday that those who contributed to the rise of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will have to "bear that responsibility going forward." Cruz appeared Thursday evening on the Houston-based "Michael Berry Show" and was asked whether he thought he was treated fairly in the GOP primary, with the host mentioning Fox News. "Well listen, there's time for recriminations and you know, everyone who was responsible for the rise of Donald Trump, they will bear that responsibility going forward," Cruz responded. "But there were more than a few players that played a disproportionate role in that rise,"...
  • The GOP Crowns Ted Cruz Its Anti-Trump At The Party's Own Electoral Peril

    03/02/2016 4:49:32 PM PST · by drewh · 102 replies
    This Week ^ | 3/2/2016 | Pete Weber
    n. Ted Cruz is right: He is the most successful Republican this year not named Donald Trump. After Super Tuesday, he has won four GOP contests, including the primary in his delegate-rich home state, Texas. Marco Rubio has won just one contest, the Minnesota caucus, and John Kasich has won bupkis. The Republican nomination race has been a three-man fight for at least two weeks now, since Jeb Bush threw in the towel, and in his Texas-Oklahoma victory speech, Cruz asked his remaining non-Trump rivals — meaning Rubio, mostly — to "prayerfully consider" leaving him to fight Trump mano a...
  • Ted Cruz: “This is a campaign designed to change the electoral map."

    03/07/2016 7:56:13 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 138 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/7/2016 | Sean Hannity
    Ted Cruz: “This is a campaign designed to change the electoral map."
  • Cruz Running for Re-election in 2018

    05/11/2016 11:33:55 AM PDT · by bigbob · 215 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 5-11-16 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, plans to run for re-election in 2018. Cruz, who ended his presidential campaign last week, said "yes" when asked Wednesday morning by a reporter in Washington, D.C., if he would seek a second term, according to CNN and The Hill. Cruz's office later confirmed the exchange. The announcement adds some clarity to Cruz's political future following his decision to exit the presidential race on May 3. While Cruz could change his mind, running for re-election in 2018 puts to rest some speculation he would sit out a second term to prepare for a comeback bid...
  • Ben Carson got thousands of votes in NY and even beat Ted Cruz in one district

    04/20/2016 10:17:19 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 17 replies
    Syracuse ^ | 04/20/16 | Chris Baker
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A vote for Ben Carson in Tuesday's primary really didn't matter. Not only did Carson drop out of the race last month, he actively rejected his own votes. But that didn't stop thousands of people from checking the "Ben Carson" box on the ballot yesterday. In fact, Carson even beat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in one district.
  • Cruz loses to Ben Carson in New York district

    04/20/2016 10:37:11 AM PDT · by proust · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/20/16 | Jessie Hellmann
    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz was handed a stinging loss in the New York primary Tuesday, getting shut out of delegates by Donald Trump and John Kasich. And in at least one congressional district, the Texas senator lost to someone who has long since dropped out of the race: Ben Carson.
  • Ted Cruz Might Take The Jon Snow Route With His Campaign

    05/11/2016 6:45:05 AM PDT · by scottycraig · 74 replies
    Cruz refuses to call his campaign dead. He said in the interview that he might resurrect his campaign if he sees a path towards victory. However, Cruz’s campaign has left enough supporters into position of power among the Republican delegates. These supporters can have a substantial impact even if Trump is the sole nominee left. Read more
  • Cruz slams media for ‘manipulating’ voters

    05/10/2016 10:17:35 AM PDT · by maggief · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Ted Cruz on Tuesday accused the media of propping up its preferred candidates, saying the news industry helped fuel presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s rise. "This election will be studied for the role of the media, and in particular network executives," Cruz said on Glenn Beck's radio program, his first public interview since ending his presidential campaign last week. "That has a dramatic impact on the polls, when every network becomes the super-PAC for the candidate that they want to win." Cruz attacked media execs for “manipulating and trying to deceive the voters” and said Trump's rise was "heavily...
  • [TRAITOR] Cruz floats restarting campaign if he wins Nebraska primary

    05/10/2016 9:09:37 AM PDT · by McGruff · 290 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Ted Cruz on Tuesday floated the possibility of restarting his presidential campaign if he wins Nebraska’s GOP primary Tuesday. Cruz, who ended his White House run last week, said he does not expect that to happen, but he’s leaving the door open. "We launched this campaign intending to win. The reason we suspended our campaign was that with the Indiana loss, I felt there was no path to victory," he said Tuesday on Glenn Beck's radio program. "If that changes, we will certainly respond accordingly."
  • Donald Trump announces NJ Gov. Chris Christie as transition team chairman

    05/09/2016 8:27:49 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/09/2016 | Christine Wang
    Donald Trump announced on Monday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will serve as the chairman of the transition team. Christie will oversee the team preparing to take over the White House in the fall, according to a statement. Trump made the announcement as he focuses on the general election after rivals Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas suspended their campaigns last week. "Governor Christie is an extremely knowledgeable and loyal person with the tools and resources to put together an unparalleled Transition Team, one that will be prepared to take over the White House when...
  • Wealthy Cruz and Bush Donors Dump Millions Into Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

    05/09/2016 6:02:43 PM PDT · by GilGil · 190 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/9/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Renaissance Technologies, a hedge fund founded by billionaire James Simons, donated over $13 million to Sen. Ted Cruz’s failed presidential campaign. For a guy who’s supposed to be pretty smart with his money, the ROI on that one has got to sting. Nevertheless, now that Mr. Cruz is out of the race, Mr. Simons has begun pouring millions of dollars into Hillary Clinton‘s campaign, with Renaissance Technologies donating over $2 million to Ms. Clinton so far this election cycle. Euclidean Capital—also owned by Mr. Simons—has given the Clinton campaign over $7 million in contributions, and such figures are likely to...
  • Cruz campaign: We could have stopped Trump if Rubio became running mate

    05/08/2016 10:50:01 AM PDT · by blueyon · 128 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/08/16 | Jack Tapper
    Washington (CNN)Republican officials who oppose Donald Trump as their party nominee have spent the last few days -- ever since the withdrawal from the race of Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich -- wondering if there is anything they could have done to prevent this outcome. Top officials of the Cruz campaign are convinced there is one specific step that could have stopped Trump -- and they blame Sen. Marco Rubio for not taking that step. In early March, it became clear that Trump was well on his way to the nomination and would even likely defeat Rubio...
  • Gov. Mary Fallin Endorses Trump, Welcomes VP Talk

    05/06/2016 12:20:01 AM PDT · by ground_fog · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4th, 2016 | AP
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Wednesday she supports Republican Donald Trump "100 percent" and offered her enthusiastic endorsement of the New York billionaire in his bid for the presidency.</p> <p>The two-term governor, who had been mum on her pick for president, said her priority is to elect a conservative, pro-business Republican who is strong on national defense, and that she believes Trump is that candidate.</p>
  • Club for Growth backs off Trump threat

    05/05/2016 11:02:57 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | May 4, 2016 | Burgess Everett
    The Club for Growth's PAC, after warning Republican candidates that backing Donald Trump could cost them the group's support, is giving conservatives a pass now that the business mogul has effectively locked up the nomination. Club for Growth Action, which has been spending millions to try and sink Trump, had told its preferred candidates and those vying for its support to stay away from Trump. But on Wednesday a spokesman for Club for Growth Action, said that with Ted Cruz and John Kasich out of the race, candidates are freed from those restrictions...
  • The Ted Cruz shadow campaign has started

    05/05/2016 7:16:22 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 283 replies
    Ted Cruz "suspended" his campaign, but that doesn't mean his SuperPAC has stopped. They're still sending out emails.
  • Ted Cruz's Bitter End

    05/04/2016 11:40:45 AM PDT · by NCjim · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 4, 2016
    If you listened much to Ted Cruz over these last furious months, you heard him talk frequently about “the abyss,” as in what this country was teetering on the edge of. If you listened to him over these last furious hours, you heard him mention the “yawning cavern of insecurity” that motivates Donald Trump and other bullies. Cruz should take up spelunking. He’s obviously fascinated by unfathomable depths, and with his loss in Indiana on Tuesday, his candidacy for the presidency is finished, giving him a whole lot of extra time. A new hobby is definitely in order.
  • Cruz's long White House run could mean newfound GOP clout

    05/05/2016 6:34:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    KWES-TV ^ | May 5, 2016 | Will Weissert and Scott Bauer, The Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - In finishing the Republican presidential race well ahead of Donald Trump's other rivals, Ted Cruz is likely to be a leading GOP voice for the foreseeable future. Less clear is whether Cruz harnesses that clout to help Trump win the White House or whether he simply solidifies his place as a champion of conservative causes, Senate troublemaker and star of Texas politics. Cruz is being talked about as a leader of the national conservative movement, and he has an unmatched organization in Texas....
  • Trump: I’m open to Cruz as VP

    05/05/2016 6:14:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 184 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 4, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he would consider making Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) his running mate. “I respect Ted,” he told host Bill O’Reilly on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor." "He was a very strong competitor. He really competed hard and tough." “He’s certainly a capable guy,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee added. "It’s something we can think about.” Trump defeated Cruz in Tuesday’s Indiana GOP presidential primary, making him the presumptive nominee. Cruz suspended his Oval Office bid shortly afterward, saying that his results in the Hoosier State “foreclose” his path to the Republican presidential nomination. Trump on...
  • A Bad Goodbye

    05/04/2016 6:45:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 24 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-4-2016 | MOTUS
    As I presciently reflected last February, Trump was inevitable: Henry II: The day those stout hearts band together is the day that pigs get wings. Eleanor: There'll be pork in the treetops come morning. – A Lion in Winter And well, that’s that. Yes, I’m disappointed. Cruz was my guy from the gate. Butt that ship has sailed. And honestly, like others before him,Ted also disappointed along the way. I believe I’ve mentioned that all politicians will eventually break your heart. They’re just people after all, burdened with all the human faults and foibles we all have - only more...
  • Tonight’s 2 big losers, and no, one is not Ted Cruz! (Vanity)

    05/03/2016 9:16:33 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 141 replies
    3 Friends driking Scotch tonight
    There are two huge losers tonight and neither of them is Ted Cruz. The Cruz campaign was dead in the water after the New York primary, and in his heart, Cruz knew it. One of the realities of politics is that money is the grease that enables the political engine to go forward. Due to the stunning degree of Cruz’s loss in New York, and especially considering how much better than the poll expectations Trump did, Cruz fundraising was on pause after the New York primary two weeks ago. As the election embarrassments continued for Cruz during the ACELA primaries,...
  • Cruz Ending Campaign After Indiana Loss to Trump

    05/03/2016 5:39:31 PM PDT · by Rufus Shinra · 215 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 5/3/16 | Patrick Svitek
    INDIANAPOLIS — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is ending his campaign after suffering a devastating loss to frontrunner Donald Trump in the Indiana primary, campaign manager Jeff Roe told the Texas Tribune. With about 43 percent of the vote in, Trump was projected to beat Cruz by about 2o points, 54 percent to 35 percent. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who had struck a deal with Cruz to effectively concede the Hoosier State, was winning less than 10 percent of the vote. Trump was on track to win most — if not all — of Indiana's 57 delegates, significantly easing his...
  • Weather the Storm

    05/03/2016 8:45:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    GlennBeck.com ^ | May 03, 2016 | Glenn Beck
    Tomorrow is a big day, folks. For individual citizens, largely nothing changes. We all still have our own personal responsibilities. Regardless of who ends up being president, we are responsible for holding them accountable to the people — to the Constitution. We still owe each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor. Civilizations and societies go through waves of belief in Individual Liberty versus belief in Government. So, for now, we’re in the minority. Weather the storm. Believe in our nation’s founding principles, believe in our rights, believe in God, and we will ultimately prevail. No matter who...
  • MASTER THREAD for those who are leaving FR -- stop the crap individual goodbye threads

    05/03/2016 7:29:25 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 243 replies
    FR ^ | dfu
    Here you go. Say bye bye here instead of wasting our time on your individual crybaby threads. Jim doesn't have to remove your account. Just quit posting.
  • Why Cruz Campaign Proves we are No Longer a “Nation of Laws but Men (Women)”

    05/03/2016 8:38:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | May 2, 2016 | Michael Ware
    Our Founding Father, John Adams is quoted as saying: “We are a nation of laws and not men.” He said this to express the fact that we were not ruled by men. Whether king or emperor, all were to be governed and judged the same. Unlike the many nations of the world, swept up in divine right or democratic despotism (France), we were a nation that was founded on a written law. This law, the Constitution, was to be the final authority. We were not to look to figureheads or talking heads. We were to look to the standard, and...
  • The Tr(ump)uth and Reconciliation Thread ~ Vanity

    05/03/2016 7:11:39 PM PDT · by GraceG · 91 replies
    GraceG
    Well, now that Trump is the nominee it is now time to strop burying the hatchet into each others backs and bury the damned thing out in the back 40. I have always been for Cruz, but to ignore that Trump won the nomination is denying reality. I am glad that Cruz bowed out now instead of dragging us all to convention where the fractures to in Republican party may have developed into full blown fissures and caused our best hope against Hillary to crumble to dust. I wish Ted the best and hope he continues his hard work in...
  • Ted Cruz won the Presidency

    05/03/2016 7:32:31 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    RedState ^ | April 20, 2016 | Michael Harrington
    The current real numbers are just fine, Trump was expected to win New York, optimistic news I had received not with standing. Yes Trump got 90 delegates. Yes he did well. Yes Kasich got 5 delegates, his first in how long? Yes yes and yes. And No I am not even bothered. Real Numbers: Cruz 696 Delegates to Trumps 815 Delegates Trump needs to get 422 delegates, out of that list. He loses Montana in full, the 54 in Pennsylvania are gone, Oregon is a wipe for him (he gets 3-6), Washington is already soured to him (maybe 4-6 there),...
  • Planned Parenthood CEO: My Proudest Moment is Forcing Christians to Pay for Abortion Drugs

    05/03/2016 2:25:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Life News ^ | May 2, 2016 | MICAIAH BILGER
    Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards seems to jump at every chance she gets to do an interview with a journalist who will flatter her abortion work. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT In her latest interview, Richards revealed her proudest moment on the job – forcing Christians to pay for contraception, including methods that many say can cause early abortions.She told the Texas Observer: TO: And your proudest moment at Planned Parenthood?CR: Definitely the day President Obama called to say he was about to announce that birth control would be covered for all women under their insurance plans, because it had been a hard-fought...
  • VIDEO=> Cruz Camp Predicts Trump Landslide in Indiana – May Win 3/4’s of Delegates

    05/03/2016 2:25:58 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 39 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 3, 2016 | Jim Holt
    The Cruz campaign was hoping to score an upset after their dismal month where Donald Trump won nearly every county in six Eastern states. Ted Cruz finished third place in five of the six contests. But the Cruz campaign told FOX News today they expect Donald Trump to win Indiana in a landslide. The Cruz campaign would not be surprised if Trump walks away with three-fourths of the Indiana delegates.
  • 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...