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  • Four Reasons Republicans Should Rejoice at Cruz Beating Trump

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

    02/20/2016 8:52:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 410 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 20, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    Now Donald Trump is questioning Marco Rubio' eligibility for the presidency. In a tweet Saturday, Trump shared a video of what appears to be an attorney making a bizarre case that not only Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, but Rubio, whose parents immigranted from Cuba, is not eligible to become president. In the tweet to his 6.3 million followers, Trump quoted a message sent to him by another Twitter user, who at the time appeared to have five followers: "@realDonaldTrump Mr. Trump...BOTH Cruz AND Rubio are ineligible to be POTUS! It's a SLAM DUNK CASE!! Check...
  • Republican Primary "Chopped" (Vanity, Saturday Sillyness)

    02/20/2016 7:19:29 AM PST · by super7man · 16 replies
    Vanity | Self
    I do apologize for the vanity but as it now appears to be the norm on FR, and it is Saturday, I'm going with it. We like watching Chopped on TV. Four chefs compete cooking dishes from a basket of "mystery" ingredients. So... if you were the producer of this show, what would you put in the basket for each of the candidates? Actually, let's do both Republican and Democrat candidates. Flame on, oven on, blender going.
  • When did Free Republic posters turn on Ted Cruz?

    02/19/2016 6:03:16 PM PST · by hardspunned · 318 replies
    I've come to this site every day since Ted Cruz became a national political figure. Perhaps I'm just getting old with a failing memory but I can't recall any derogatory posts about Cruz until Donald Trump began his ad hominem attacks on him. I don't remember Freepers attacking him as he built a record in the senate. Can someone direct me to the threads and posts by the Freepers who now hate Cruz that were made prior to September of last year?
  • Cruz challenges Trump's 'make America great again' slogan

    02/19/2016 6:49:43 PM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 172 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/19/2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday challenged the premise of Donald Trump's promise to "make America great again," and asked if Trump knows how America ever became great in his closing pitch to South Carolinians. Speaking in Myrtle Beach, Cruz launched into an extended diatribe about what he perceived as Trump's lackluster position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He followed it up with a list of Cruz's campaign promises and a stinging rebuke of Trump's singular message. "We will see the economy explode, small businesses grow, young people coming out of school with three, four, five job opportunities. Wages going up....
  • The Destroyer Cometh

    02/19/2016 1:46:34 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 110 replies
    Politico ^ | 17 Feb 16 | Richard Lowry
    Donald Trump is running riot in the GOP china shop and gleefully tearing the place up. Consider the strength of Trump’s position: If he wins South Carolina by a big margin, he goes into Nevada with momentum, and the latest poll there has him leading by 26 points and pushing 50 percent. If he enters Super Tuesday a week later having won three out of the past three states — and with Cruz diminished by a South Carolina loss and Rubio having won nowhere — he could easily win, say, 10 contests that day. It might still be possible to...
  • Trump's biggest enemy: Google

    02/18/2016 5:24:43 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 Feb 16 | Dean Obeidallah
    Poor Donald Trump. He really, really wants to leave behind his brash, vulgar, sexist and bigoted comments and be seen as presidential. Trump told reporters as much last week, noting how easily he can pivot to be more presidential. "I'm very capable of changing to anything I want to change to," he said. He also vowed to "never" use "foul language" again on the campaign trail. What has brought on this sudden change of heart? Apparently Trump, much like countless past presidential candidates before him, wants to begin pivoting from more partisan positions in the primary to more moderate ones...
  • MSNBC's Trump town hall falls to CNN and Fox News in the ratings

    02/18/2016 11:14:17 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 176 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/18/2016 | Hadas Gold
    MSNBC's choice to host Donald Trump in an exclusive town hall on Wednesday did not result in a ratings win against competitors CNN or Fox News. During the 8pm hour, when MSNBC's Trump town hall was up against CNN's GOP town hall (which kicked off with Ben Carson), it was actually Fox News that had the highest total viewers, with 2.3 million, despite the fact that "The O'Reilly Factor" was helmed by a guest host, Eric Bolling. MSNBC's Trump town hall had 1.4 million total viewers, while the first hour of CNN's three-part town hall had 2.05 million viewers. CNN...
  • Trump: Wall Street Journal has it out for me

    02/18/2016 5:05:18 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 55 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 18 Feb 16 | Mark Hensch
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he trails Ted Cruz in a new Wall Street Journal poll because the publication has it out for him. “I think somebody at the Wall Street Journal doesn’t like me,” he told hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski during a MSNBC town hall in Charleston, S.C. “I think most of the polls were taken after the debate and they worked out good for me,” Trump said. "I have never done well with the Wall Street Journal poll. I don’t know. They do these small samples and I don’t know exactly what it represents.”
  • Cruzing to Victory?

    02/18/2016 2:32:59 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 47 replies
    Theresurgent ^ | February 17, 2016, 09:12pm | By Erick Erickson
    The significance of this NBC/Wall Street Journal poll is two fold. First, it is the first poll to be conducted completely after the news of Antonin Scalia’s passing and Trump’s meltdown at the South Carolina CBS News debate. Second, it is from a highly respected pollster focused on likely voters and who has a good track record of success. The poll shows Ted Cruz in the lead now. It could be an anomaly. But internal polling of several campaigns all show the South Carolina race far tighter than the public polling. This latest poll, however, does not account for Nikki...
  • (February 8, 2016) Critics file complaint alleging Cruz campaign mailer violated Texas law

    02/17/2016 1:25:50 PM PST · by euram · 22 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 8, 2016 | Brian M Rosenthal
    AUSTIN -- A liberal Texas political group has filed a formal complaint alleging that a recent fundraising solicitation mailed by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign violated state law.
  • How Trump Bought the Conservative Movement

    02/17/2016 12:54:38 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 147 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 16, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    It has become increasingly clear that the "self-funded" candidate in the Republican presidential primary, Donald J. Trump, will destroy the GOP's chances to win in November if he is not the nominee. Leftist groups are ecstatic over Trump’s "Bush lied, people died," mantra over the Iraq war. Internet trolls for Vladimir Putin are firmly behind Trump, saying he has the right recipe for accommodating Russia. ... How did this happen? Conservatives who should know better went beyond praising his attacks on political correctness to welcoming him as a legitimate conservative candidate for president. Last year, Matt Schlapp, the chairman of...
  • So was Trump for WMD in Iraq Before He was Against It?

    02/16/2016 3:59:49 AM PST · by pookie18 · 128 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 2/15/16 | Wordsworth
    Trump has exaggerated his supposed opposition to OIF. PolitiFact: Again, Trump said he was against the war from the very beginning. "I'm the only one on this stage that said, 'Do not go into Iraq. Do not attack Iraq,' " Trump said. "Nobody else on this stage said that. And I said it loud and strong. And I was in the private sector. I wasn't a politician, fortunately. But I said it, and I said it loud and clear, 'You'll destabilize the Middle East.' " Trump often repeats this line, and we've rated a similar Trump claim Mostly False, because...
  • Spammers at the Gates

    02/12/2016 6:17:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Welcome to Infomercial America, or, if you prefer, the United States of Spam. Whenever political conspiracy theories break out into the open, pundits and intellectuals name-check the brilliant but flawed essay "The Paranoid Style in American Politics" by Richard Hofstadter. Under President George W. Bush, the "9/11 Truthers" were the poster boys and girls of the paranoid style. Others hinted that the flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina might have been deliberate. Under President Obama, it was the "Birthers." A related theory was that Obama is a secret Muslim. A generation before that, it was the John Birch Society...
  • Can Cruz legally be president? Ivy League scholars debate

    02/06/2016 1:47:14 AM PST · by RC one · 246 replies
    Virgina Pilot online ^ | 2/5/16 | COLLIN BINKLEY
    <p>BOSTON (AP) — Two legal scholars squared off in a public debate on Friday to settle whether Republican Ted Cruz is eligible to become president. Spoiler alert: They didn't settle it.</p> <p>But the debate at Harvard Law School underscored that conflicting interpretations of the U.S. Constitution can produce different answers. The question has been in the national spotlight since Republican rival Donald Trump suggested that Cruz, who was born in Canada to an American mother, isn't legally qualified to be president.</p>
  • Ted Cruz: Made in Canada

    02/03/2016 5:44:32 PM PST · by patlin · 135 replies
    Macleans.ca ^ | Jason Markusoff and Allen Abel
    Ted Cruz must long for the day when his three-word memory could suitably summarize his time as a tot in Canada: “It was cold.” He wouldn’t remember, but it was forecast as snowy at -9° C the day he was born, according to the Barometer Betty cartoon on the front of the Calgary Herald for Dec. 22, 1970. ... ... U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz spent weeks with a tidy poll lead ahead of this year’s Iowa Republican caucuses on Feb. 1, the first state contest of party nomination season. Then Donald Trump piped up, threatening to derail or distract,...
  • Cruz Defends 'Voting Violation' Mailer

    01/31/2016 5:17:54 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 264 replies
    kwwl.com ^ | January 31
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is defending a campaign mailer that Iowa's secretary of state says misrepresents election law. The mailer bills itself as a "voting violation" notice and tells the recipient it's been sent due to "low expected voter turnout in your area." It then grades the recipient's voting history and that of several neighbors, citing public records. Cruz told reporters in Sioux City, Iowa, on Saturday that the mailing is "routine." He says he won't apologize
  • Cruz scores endorsement from Tea Party lawmaker

    01/28/2016 5:46:30 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/27/16 | Anna Giaritelli
    A Tea Party-affiliated congressman has become the latest lawmaker to endorse Sen. Ted Cruz for the Republican nomination. North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows announced Wednesday night on Fox News that he would throw his support behind Cruz's campaign and join the Texas senator's team in Iowa later this week."We are approaching a historic election that has the potential to fundamentally change our nation as we know it. Ted Cruz is the principled, conservative leader we need in the White House," Rep. Meadows told Greta Van Susteren. "On issue after issue, Cruz has told the truth and done what he said...
  • Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines: 'I'm Ashamed Ted Cruz Claims to Be American'

    01/24/2016 5:17:48 PM PST · by Perdogg · 143 replies
    Billboard ^ | 1/24/2016 by Ashley Iasimone
    Natalie Maines infamously spoke her mind about war and then-President George W. Bush back in 2003, when she told a London crowd that she was “ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.” Now, the Dixie Chicks member is bringing that comment back to mind and voicing her opinion on Republican presidential candidate (and fellow Texan) Ted Cruz.
  • Trump: Cruz 'could be Canadian prime minister'

    01/23/2016 11:09:28 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/23/2016 | Eugene Scott
    Donald Trump has a fallback option for his main GOP opponent, Ted Cruz, in case the Texas senator comes up short in his bid to capture the Republican nomination for president of the United States: become Canada's prime minister. At least that's what the GOP front-runner tweeted Friday night in his latest swipe at his closest competitor, who was born in Canada. "Cruz did not renounce his Canadian citizenship as a US Senator- only when he started to run for #POTUS. He could be Canadian Prime Minister," Trump tweeted. Trump has repeatedly questioned Cruz's eligibility to be president of the...