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Ted Cruz will never be president: Tea Party bully will never win a national election. Bank on it
Salon ^ | May 1, 2013 | Joan Walsh

Posted on 05/01/2013 6:22:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

During the 2012 election cycle I occasionally ran stories declaring that various Republicans being touted as White House material “will never be president.” Sarah Palin after her narcissistic Gabby Giffords meltdown; Newt Gingrich early in his race-baiting campaign; Mitt Romney after his British Olympics screw-up.

I batted 1.000 for that cycle, but it was easy. In 2016, Republicans won’t be facing a Democratic incumbent, so somebody has a shot. I recently wrote that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will never be president, due to his out-of-control anger issues, but candidly, I think that’s my riskiest one yet.

I feel no risk in stating unequivocally that despite the delusions of his Senate staffers and supporters, who told the National Review’s Robert Costa that they expect him to run in 2016, far-right Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will never be president. Costa is a good reporter with excellent sources; it’s a good story. I’m not doubting its veracity. So far he’s been more circumspect about his 2016 plans than Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, which some people attributed to questions about his eligibility for the presidency (he was born in Canada but his mother was a U.S. citizen). The story states clearly that Cruz’s legal advisers say he’d have no problem with eligibility. So there are unlikely to be Cruz “birthers”; Democrats don’t do xenophobia and racism quite like the far right, which loves Cruz.

And according to Costa, the Cruz boom isn’t just delusion within his office, or on the outer fringe of the Tea Party. “If you don’t think this is real, then you’re not paying attention,” an unnamed “Republican insider” told Costa. “Cruz already has grassroots on his side, and in this climate, that’s all he may need.”(continued)

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TOPICS: Texas; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2016; cruz; joanwalsh; palin; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; romney; salon; teaparty
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Governor Palin didn't run in 2012, Einstein.
1 posted on 05/01/2013 6:22:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Joan Walsh. LOL! Ditz.


2 posted on 05/01/2013 6:23:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They seem to be becoming increasingly strident.

Wonder why that is?


3 posted on 05/01/2013 6:24:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Haha! They’re sh*tting their pants at Salon, looking at how badly Obama is failing.


4 posted on 05/01/2013 6:24:46 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Salon has spoken!

The earth will bend to the will of The Salon!

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5 posted on 05/01/2013 6:26:45 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Joan, you ignorant slut....


6 posted on 05/01/2013 6:27:04 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Viennacon

Seems like they’re facilitating islamism to me.


7 posted on 05/01/2013 6:27:17 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

well that’s that, then... /s


8 posted on 05/01/2013 6:27:23 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh this should be good.

Bookmark.


9 posted on 05/01/2013 6:27:44 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: TLI
She'd better hope so, it didn't work when they were Newsweek.
10 posted on 05/01/2013 6:30:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This sad woman has the unmitigated gall to use the word narcissist to describe any Republican when she has the quintessential example in her party occupying the White House. Ted Cruz is one of the smartest people to enter politics in a long time, but sadly the Democrats don’t understand smart.


11 posted on 05/01/2013 6:31:21 PM PDT by Essie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can think of over 300-odd million people in this country who will never be president.


12 posted on 05/01/2013 6:31:33 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You can't force people to care.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...how about Dole, McCain, and Romney, idiot?

(not you, 2nd, the author)


13 posted on 05/01/2013 6:32:18 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are right.

All they have to do is find something he did wrong in High School and they can easily split the conservatives into three camps.

I predict the same Freepers that didn’t support George W , mccaine and mitt will not support any GOP nominee in the coming National elections.


14 posted on 05/01/2013 6:33:21 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: NoLibZone

I don’t know about that.

Unless you’re saying the GOP will fail to address the problem with the party, and nominate someone just like the losers.

Otherwise you are way, way off base on this one.


15 posted on 05/01/2013 6:35:32 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cruz will be Palinized by the press, if possible.


16 posted on 05/01/2013 6:36:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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B-17 Flying Fortress crew log: "Today we ran into one of the heaviest flak barrages of the war"

Screeching by the author of "What's the matter with White People?". Keep going Ted, you're on target.

17 posted on 05/01/2013 6:37:04 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Suck on it, Joanie.

18 posted on 05/01/2013 6:39:07 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s not a NBC so, Salon, get over it.

WTF? You guys not have anything to write about this week?


19 posted on 05/01/2013 6:40:54 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tell me who you fear, Salon.


20 posted on 05/01/2013 6:41:41 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anybody can write a magazine article and say anything they want. Doesn’t make it so. This Joan person is just wishing.


21 posted on 05/01/2013 6:45:21 PM PDT by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tea Party bully is a useful and needed role too.


22 posted on 05/01/2013 6:46:00 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Cindy of Nashville
Joan Walsh is Salon's editor at large and the author of "What's the Matter With White People: Finding Our Way in the Next America."
23 posted on 05/01/2013 6:47:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder how many Xanax Joan had to pop to keep her hands from trembling long enough to type this out.

Good to know who scares Salon sh*tless at this early stage. Time to start donating to Cruz’s campaign.


24 posted on 05/01/2013 6:47:28 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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Does this idiot realize Hilary Clinton started the birther movement?

Ted Cruz terrifies the Left.


25 posted on 05/01/2013 6:51:11 PM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, Cruz sounds like a terrible, terrible guy. Not. Go Ted!!


26 posted on 05/01/2013 7:00:18 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: Vendome
Ted Cruz has my vote.

Birthers who do not support Cruz on that issue are idiots and should be ignored.

All 12 of you.

27 posted on 05/01/2013 7:03:22 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Snickering Hound
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What a picture !!!


Truly ... those American aircrews of the Eight Airforce had BALLS ...


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28 posted on 05/01/2013 7:05:54 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Piss upon Obama, and his False Prophet Mohammed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are right.

All they have to do is find something he did wrong in High School and they can easily split the conservatives into three camps.

I predict the same Freepers that didn’t support George W , mccaine and mitt will not support any GOP nominee in the coming National elections.


29 posted on 05/01/2013 7:06:01 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL like I give a flying sack of dog poo what some idiot from Salon has to say


30 posted on 05/01/2013 7:06:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: NoLibZone
"I predict the same Freepers that didn’t support George W , mccaine and mitt will not support any GOP nominee in the coming National elections. "

Likely an ever increasing number.

31 posted on 05/01/2013 7:07:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seems to me predicting someone will not be President is a pretty high percentage bet.

If you’re so smart Joan, tell us who the next one will be.


32 posted on 05/01/2013 7:10:52 PM PDT by Hugin (“Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without ha)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Better a “Tea Party bully” than an useless, spineless, GOP-e jellyfish.

Ted Cruz in 2016!!

33 posted on 05/01/2013 7:13:21 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I recently wrote that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will never be president, due to his out-of-control anger issues, but candidly, I think that’s my riskiest one yet.

I think that's quite a safe bet actually. Christie's a heart attack or stroke waiting to happen. The man is a walking, ticking time bomb.

34 posted on 05/01/2013 7:16:12 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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Who’s Joan Walsh and when was her TBI?


35 posted on 05/01/2013 7:18:41 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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Salon’s Joan Walsh: Bush’s Poll Numbers Are Up Because…Obama’s Doing a Good Job

36 posted on 05/01/2013 7:24:40 PM PDT by kcvl
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I predict the same Freepers that didn’t support George W , mccaine and mitt will not support any GOP nominee in the coming National elections.

Nope, you'd be wrong, but then you are one of the resident moderates on FreeRepublic and really don't like real conservatives as evidenced by your posting history.

First of all, Senator Cruz is an Actual conservative, where Mitt pretended at being a Republican and McCain pretended to be a conservative and the base just won't get excited by people who lie to them about who they are and what they support.

But Mitt and McCain have gone even further by supporting left-wing politices by supporting Amnesty, the Gay Agenda, and Abortion.

Your straw-man won't even stand the weakest of winds.
37 posted on 05/01/2013 7:27:58 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Kansas58

Thanks...


38 posted on 05/01/2013 7:30:30 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Salon’s Joan Walsh gives right-wingers tips on ‘how not to seem racist’

March 26, 2013 by Twitchy Staff

You don’t want to seem like a racist, do you? You’re in luck then, because Salon’s Joan Walsh, author of “What’s the Matter with White People,” has published a handy guide for racist right-wingers who want to hide their true nature. You’re welcome to read the whole thing, but in short, your best bet is to not criticize the first family, especially about their spending habits.

Walsh writes:

The theme of most right-wing stories on Sasha, Malia and Michelle Obama’s vacations and leisure-time activities seems to be that they’re entitled princesses, when they do exactly the same kinds of things other presidents’ families have done throughout history. There’s only one difference I can see.


39 posted on 05/01/2013 7:34:03 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

30 years in the senate without going RINO is plenty good.


40 posted on 05/01/2013 7:35:45 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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“Democrats don’t do xenophobia and racism quite like the far right,”

Oh, GAG me!


41 posted on 05/01/2013 7:35:55 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Salon sounds worried!


42 posted on 05/01/2013 7:44:14 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: NoLibZone
I predict the same Freepers that didn’t support George W , mccaine and mitt will not support any GOP nominee in the coming National elections.

I'll see that prediction and raise you: A lot of FReepers who did support George W, McQueeg and Mittens (albeit reluctantly) will not support the GOP's nominees in the coming elections.

43 posted on 05/01/2013 7:47:04 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: kcvl

Good grief....don’t ever do that again. That picture made me throw up a little in the back of my mouth.


44 posted on 05/01/2013 8:38:58 PM PDT by txrefugee
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“Democrats don’t do xenophobia and racism quite like the far right,”

Joan, you poor, ignorant, uneducated slob; please do us all a favor and take this test (you’ll LIKE it—it was put together by a BLACK WOMAN!):

http://www.nbra.info/DYK-HistoryTest

(I know you’ll fail. Just like ALL liberals.)


45 posted on 05/01/2013 9:02:51 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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Oh, Joan. I have consistently demonstrated to all my refugee friends over the years that in the United States the biggest, most intolerant racists and control freaks are leftists, most of them Democrats. There are NO haters like leftist haters. Hey, Joan, the Pew Foundation did a study of Republicans and Democrats. Guess which group was the better informed, better educated, more intelligent, more successful? Republicans.


46 posted on 05/01/2013 9:08:53 PM PDT by aruanan
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All 12 of you.

Ha!

That was awesome!
47 posted on 05/01/2013 10:03:24 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

joan walsh will never be President. There, I said it.


48 posted on 05/01/2013 10:22:17 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: kcvl

49 posted on 05/01/2013 11:16:17 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: kcvl
Joan Walsh looks very ... ugh, liberal.


50 posted on 05/01/2013 11:38:02 PM PDT by meadsjn
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