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  • Obama signs measure striking 'oriental' and 'negro' from federal law

    05/20/2016 2:27:31 PM PDT · 13 of 76
    BJ1 to Sub-Driver

    Does the United Negro College Fund get federal monies? If so, now what?

  • Meet the Indiana Congressional candidate who lives in a motel

    05/09/2016 6:58:05 PM PDT · 23 of 25
    BJ1 to Ann Archy

    Idiot? I can’t like a guy for being sincerely honest? It’s refreshing. I didn’t say I’d vote for the guy lol.

  • Meet the Indiana Congressional candidate who lives in a motel

    05/09/2016 2:16:47 PM PDT · 5 of 25
    BJ1 to digger48

    I like this guys. He’s honest. $189K wouldn’t be bad. No sir, it would not.

  • Romney To The Rescue Doing Everything He Can To Get Hillary Elected

    05/07/2016 8:23:17 AM PDT · 69 of 89
    BJ1 to Stayfree

    I really dislike Trump. For so many reasons. But he’s immeasurably better than Clinton. Especially in regards to judicial appointments. I will vote for the candidate I dislike least. And this year, it’s no contest that I dislike Trump the least.

  • The Coming Collapse of the Middle Class

    05/06/2016 7:17:51 PM PDT · 9 of 34
    BJ1 to Kozak

    I saw this awhile back. One point she made is obvious, but I never thought about: Dual incomes are necessary for most families. And that doubles your chance of something bad happening. Twice that chance to lose your job for example. And since you need two incomes, losing one is a catastrophe.

  • World’s largest grown-up dorm is ready for millennial move-ins

    05/03/2016 2:53:57 PM PDT · 1 of 15
    I like this concept. I work in real estate and really dislike zoning regulations. They make you pay for a complete home or apartment. And sometimes it is so restrictive you can't build small (at least for a profit). Example of this if if the lot size is required to be large.

    I think it would benefit our own country to offer more choices. Give ppl only what they need/want. Why should people be forced to pay for what they don't value if there were alternatives available at a lower price?

  • Obscure Delaware Program Is A Public Housing Miracle

    05/01/2016 2:48:55 PM PDT · 4 of 10
    BJ1 to MaxistheBest

    It’s nice to read some good news about public housing for a change.

  • Why Are Highly Educated Americans Getting More Liberal?

    05/01/2016 6:32:17 AM PDT · 29 of 86
    BJ1 to SeekAndFind

    Charles Murray’s book: Coming Apart, The State of White America, 1960-2010 is a good read.

    He focused on whites, as not to be bogged down with other socioeconomic factors. A couple interesting trends I remember that go along with your post.

    1) He claims median household income was flat between 1970 and 2010 for non college educated households. That would be a household where neither the husband/wife has a college degree. In contrast, where at least one spouse had a college degree a large increase in median family income was reported. Now considering there is a greater percentage of two-income families in 2010 vs. 1970, I argue (though Charles Murray says the opposite) that the typical guy who doesn’t have a college degree has been losing ground. All the economic gains in the last 40+ years go to the college educated crowd.

    2) Analyzing data by zip codes, Charles Murry discovered America has become radically more segregated by income. A man today is much more likely to be married to a woman who is more similar than not in terms of education/income. This is in contrast to the past.

    So if you go to college, you are more likely to have a college educated spouse in the past. And considering the political correctness you are exposed to, it seems to change attitudes of students. The next generation is brought where BOTH mother and father share PC or liberal values more often than before.

    You (the college educated group) are also more successful than the Bubbas of this world. Imho, that could very well reinforce the notion that liberal values are superior.

  • Trump or Cruz doesn't really matter (Vanity)

    04/20/2016 4:27:42 PM PDT · 1 of 28
  • Desk-Size Turbine Could Power a Town

    04/14/2016 12:49:23 PM PDT · 30 of 49
    BJ1 to ProtectOurFreedom

    >>No, the key thing is whether the white hegemonic power structure is smashed and brown people can take over to make sure men can use women’s bathrooms and all microaggressions are dealt with severely. <<

    What do brown ppl have to do with the tranny issue? From my time watching politics, most of that agenda has predominately been pushed by whites. From the Aids epidemic in the 80s to what is going on today.

  • Trump’s new convention manager: Cruz is using “Gestapo tactics” to win delegates

    04/10/2016 2:45:07 PM PDT · 37 of 107
    BJ1 to Kaslin
  • Sotomayor: Court needs greater diversity, in several ways

    04/08/2016 7:29:45 PM PDT · 5 of 58
    BJ1 to Olog-hai

    It has a black conservative on the bench. You can’t get much more of a minority than that!

  • Breaking: Cruz Camp Sends Out Letters to Supporters on How to Harass and Steal Delegates

    04/08/2016 12:28:57 PM PDT · 164 of 186
    BJ1 to Wpin

    What part of unbound delegate don’t you understand? CO has a system in place that doesn’t bind the delegates to vote for any candidate (despite the popular vote). They can vote for Jeb Bush or Paul Ryan if they choose for that matter.

    Imagine the horror or Ted Cruz trying to delve into the various rules of each state, and gasp, try to get delegates. Gosh, you might think he was running for office or something. As for the will of the people, that is what this whole process has been about. The will of the people have spoken quite nicely already. Everybody but 3 guys have dropped out.

    The rules are the rules. Like them or don’t like them. I for one will not view Cruz badly one bit for trying to get unbound delegates to vote for him. If he can out hustle Trump and make a better case whey he should be the party nomination, more power to Cruz.

  • Breaking: Cruz Camp Sends Out Letters to Supporters on How to Harass and Steal Delegates

    04/08/2016 8:42:34 AM PDT · 149 of 186
    BJ1 to Wpin

    >>>At what point of immoral, unethical behavior will you reject this deranged lunatic?<<<

    Are you making a personal attack against me or are you just stupid? The rules for most delegates allow them to vote for whomever they want on the second ballot. All Cruz is doing is trying to win the convention if Trump doesn’t wrap things up on the first ballot. Kind of like how Reagan tried to beat Ford, despite Ford having more bound delegates in 1976.

    The rules today are pretty much the same as 1976. If Trump is ignorant, not interested or can’t figure out to hire a good staff, that is on him. Direct your ire at your preferred candidate for not playing the game of primary politics as well as he should.

  • Breaking: Cruz Camp Sends Out Letters to Supporters on How to Harass and Steal Delegates

    04/08/2016 5:07:26 AM PDT · 13 of 186
    BJ1 to Amntn

    Steal....rofl. Persuade is what politics is all about. Trump can do the same thing. But Trump and his supporters just whine instead.

  • Trump is Right, America is Funding the Defense of the Free World

    04/07/2016 1:25:38 PM PDT · 8 of 47
    BJ1 to CapitalistCrusader

    >>>This is another subject that no one would be discussing were Mr. Trump not in the race<<<

    I have no doubt all the Bernie supporters want us to stop defending other countries too. And in 10-20 years, we won’t be able to afford to do it anyways.

  • Wisconsin Feels the Bern While Cruz Gains Momentum in Upcoming Primaries.

    04/04/2016 9:10:35 AM PDT · 53 of 56
    BJ1 to DouglasKC

    I still don’t understand why you are convinced he will govern like a moderate republican just because he accepted help from guys like Jeb Bush. Reagan took the support of the establishment that didn’t want him in either 1976 or 1980. He didn’t cave in to them. Why does Cruz have to abandon him convictions? IMO he doesn’t. Why can’t those guys still dislike Cruz, but decide he’s better than Trump? Why can’t the establishment types believe the polling data that Trump will lose in a landslide of epic proportions in November, taking down many house and senate candidates with him?

    It is possible for both Cruz and the moderate republicans to have a common interest without Cruz needing to cut a secret deal. The logic I just stated makes perfect sense. You as a Trump supporter don’t believe he will lose in a landslide. But the polling data says he will. And if the establishment guys believe it, then backing Cruz is completely logical. I see zero evidence that Cruz will moderate his views. You assume he will, by who he gets support from. I prefer the simple analysis that Cruz and the establishment have a common interest in stopping Trump. No more, no less.

  • Judge Sides with Gay Brandeis Student Guilty of 'Serious Sexual Transgression' for Kissing [tr]

    04/04/2016 9:00:58 AM PDT · 3 of 20
    BJ1 to C19fan

    This forum is filled with Trump - Cruz animosity. But really, what does it matter except buying the traditional view of America a little more time.....being less weird.

    The culture, norms and values are so backwards in so many ways from the past. Sooner or later our country will be transformed into something we can barely recognize. In my opinion, it’s just a question of how long.

  • Wisconsin Feels the Bern While Cruz Gains Momentum in Upcoming Primaries.

    04/04/2016 8:55:29 AM PDT · 51 of 56
    BJ1 to DouglasKC

    >>>That would be believable if hadn’t brought all the players from the establishment into his campaign. And as soon as he did his message stopped being anti-establishment and became stop Trump. Best case scenario is that the establishments goal to stop Trump and Cruz’s ambition are on the same path. But that’s not likely. He’s taking money and assistance from the establishment players and they’re going to get a payoff.<<<

    Should he have turned down their support? If so, how would he win a contested nomination fight in Cleveland? Wanting to win means accepting help from those you can get. Why does it mean he will compromise and govern against his conservative positions?

  • Wisconsin Feels the Bern While Cruz Gains Momentum in Upcoming Primaries.

    04/04/2016 8:16:46 AM PDT · 46 of 56
    BJ1 to BJ1

    I want to add one thing about Cruz being a spoiler. I seriously don’t think Cruz wants to see Hillary/Bernie appoint the next set of judges. I’m sure he would support Trump 100% no matter what. Anything that is said between now and the nomination is just campaigning.

  • Wisconsin Feels the Bern While Cruz Gains Momentum in Upcoming Primaries.

    04/04/2016 8:15:15 AM PDT · 45 of 56
    BJ1 to DouglasKC

    >>>If Cruz wins the popular vote in Wisconsin (not a given) then the delegate margin remains virtually unchanged. The only thing Wisconsin is being used for it to try and diminish Trump so that it’s more palatable for the establishment to insert Ryan as the nominee....and of course Cruz sold out and is helping to bring this about.<<<

    Why is everything a conspiracy? Why can’t it be what Cruz says it is. A simple Trump - Cruz nomination battle in Cleveland? From Cruz’s point of view, why not try? He either wins the nomination or sets himself up for the next election cycle. The republican primaries have a history that rewards prior candidates (Such as Nixon, Reagan, GH Bush, Dole, McCain and Romney). So Cruz has nothing to lose by going all out, even to the extent of a convention fight. Sometimes things are what they say they are imo.

  • Wisconsin Feels the Bern While Cruz Gains Momentum in Upcoming Primaries.

    04/04/2016 8:03:12 AM PDT · 40 of 56
    BJ1 to mkjessup

    Posting the percentage of primary voters who voted for another candidate isn’t the same as “I really can’t stand that guy, I would never vote for him.” But you twist things as you want. That is par for the course of Trump supporters here. When polls are good for Trump, your side brings them out. Just as quickly your side dismisses them when it shows he will get clobbered by Hillary or Bernie.

    Nobody gave the socialist Bernie Sanders much thought a year ago. And I don’t even think Trump was on the radar. And here we are with Trump and Sanders capturing so much support. I think both candidates combined have a large majority of support of those 18-35. It’s really fascinating. But we also have a history of one candidate doing so badly they not only lose, but take out the house/senate candidates with them. Barry Goldwater for our side and Mondale for the dems come to mind.

    Anyways, Trump has to win the nomination first. Cruz may prove popular enough in the final half to deny him the delegates.

  • Wisconsin Feels the Bern While Cruz Gains Momentum in Upcoming Primaries.

    04/04/2016 7:13:09 AM PDT · 11 of 56
    BJ1 to mkjessup

    Already a few Trump supporters are posting Cruz is doing terrible comments. If Trump gets the nomination, it will be really interesting to see how Trump proves all the polling data wrong: Mainly that his negatives are higher than anyone else running. And mostly loses badly to either to Hillary or Bernie.

  • Electoral Map Is a Reality Check to Trump’s Bid

    04/02/2016 11:46:27 AM PDT · 67 of 206
    BJ1 to GrandJediMasterYoda

    >>>There is no escape for HIllary, she is going to be absolutely exposed for the criminal grifter she is and she will be finished. NONE of the other candidates will do that, they don’t have the gonads. Only Trump will and as I stated many times: If Trump is not the nominee I absolutely guarantee you 100% Hillary will be next POTUS.<<<

    I prefer Ted Cruz. However you made me recall Rick Lazio. And then I remember how Trump shut down Hillary earlier this season by bringing up her past. I think most politicians are confused how to campaign against a woman. Trump simply wouldn’t follow established guidelines. For better or for worse.

  • Donald Trump: ‘The Laws Are Set’ on Abortion, ‘I Think We Have to Leave It that Way’

    04/02/2016 10:00:01 AM PDT · 114 of 125
    BJ1 to The Spirit Of Allegiance

    >>> Far more women would keep their unborn if their partner was man enough to commit, marry and support them. Far more males would be MEN if held to account informally and formally and the perverse incentives for single motherhood were abolished.<<<

    Forcing men to do what they don’t want is the answer? Men are rejecting marriage and responsibility for more reasons than consequence free sex. Look no further than the sea of men 35+ who have had their lives wrecked by divorce. Their money, their homes and their children are all gone. Men are powerless to stop a woman from ripping his kids away from them. The courts will almost always give custodial custody to the mother. And they do very little when the mother does all she can to ruin the father’s chance of a healthy relationship with his kids.

    Guilt free sex is how men can cope without getting married. But I think it’s all the men most of us know who have been ruined that is the reason men are skeptical to start with.

  • Donald Trump: ‘The Laws Are Set’ on Abortion, ‘I Think We Have to Leave It that Way’

    04/02/2016 6:28:14 AM PDT · 44 of 125
    BJ1 to grania

    >>>The other is that Trump as any guy would really stepped into it when he tried to figure out what women want.<<<

    Look at Bill Clinton post Monica. Most of the women who voted for him kept on supporting him. It’s like all guys who try to be nice and decent only to lose the affection of their desire to some bad boy.

    The issue with Trump is the opposite of Clinton. This remark will largely make women who used to support Trump back off. You can’t tell women anything they do is wrong when it comes to abortion (I don’t know why). He did try to disavow his punish the woman comment. We will see how much it sticks to him.

  • Donald Trump: ‘The Laws Are Set’ on Abortion, ‘I Think We Have to Leave It that Way’

    04/02/2016 6:01:06 AM PDT · 8 of 125
    BJ1 to 4rcane

    >>>Is Cruz brave enough to say this?<<<

    Brave enough to tell the unborn they have to right to being born? No I don’t think he’s brave enough to say that. I think Cruz fears God more than man.

  • Donald Trump: ‘The Laws Are Set’ on Abortion, ‘I Think We Have to Leave It that Way’

    04/02/2016 5:56:21 AM PDT · 2 of 125
    BJ1 to doldrumsforgop

    Dude you are being used by the establishment. Don’t you know that if Trump doesn’t get the nomination all hope is lost?

  • Ted Cruz supporters at this point are voting for the GOP Establishment to Choose the nominee.

    04/01/2016 9:20:19 AM PDT · 47 of 142
    BJ1 to Jack Black

    >>>The equivalent scenario would be for Trump to come in with 1,180 votes and get 1,280 votes on the first ballot. That seems the most likely way for Trump to win now, rather than achieving his majority strictly on the pledged delegates.<<<

    If the convention boils down to a selection of Trump or Cruz and Trump wins, I will support him. And if the opposite is true, I think it’s easier for a Trump guy to support Cruz (than say Paul Ryan or Jeb). The initial race started out with a dozen candidates and things were volatile. If we need to pick a guy in Cleveland, I think the only way for unity is to go with the top 2. Go with a third person and you will probably tick off everybody who wanted Trump or Cruz.

  • Ted Cruz supporters at this point are voting for the GOP Establishment to Choose the nominee.

    04/01/2016 9:14:10 AM PDT · 42 of 142
    BJ1 to pgkdan

    >>>It’s not a contradiction but to understand the position we’re in today requires some critical thinking. Try to keep up. Cruz is being used as a tool to stop Trump. Period. He’s being USED. He’s NOT their choice for the nomination and he never will be. He’s just a disposable instrument of obstruction.<<<

    Over and over again the pro Trump guys say Cruz is part of the establishment. He’s a lawyer after all. Those guys might be using him.

    Pointing out the arguments the Trump guys use is not using critical thinking? I mean when Jeb endorsed Cruz, this place went nuts with.......Cruz is part of the establishment. He is (part of the establishment), except when he isn’t (those guys can’t stand Cruz) and is just being used. Let me get my tinfoil hat on so I can keep up.

    I am not going to predict the future. At this point you are only guessing that he is being used so a third candidate can win the nomination. You might be right. But you might be wrong and a contested conventions boils down to a fight between Trump and Cruz.

  • Ted Cruz supporters at this point are voting for the GOP Establishment to Choose the nominee.

    04/01/2016 8:54:08 AM PDT · 17 of 142
    BJ1 to Zenjitsuman

    The Trump logic is funny. On the one hand you guys try to paint Cruz as carrying the water for the GOPe. On the other hand, Cruz can’t wind because the establish hates his guts.

    LOL. You guys contradict yourselves on FR to suit the argument you want to make. Cruz is either an outsider or not. Be consistent Trump guys. If your new argument is the establish hates Cruz, than Cruz can’t be one of them. Just saying.

  • Ted Cruz supporters at this point are voting for the GOP Establishment to Choose the nominee.

    04/01/2016 8:51:12 AM PDT · 13 of 142
    BJ1 to Jack Black

    The last time a candidate didn’t have enough, was 1976. The convention boiled down to a contest between the no.1 and no.2 guys.

    It might be that simple again. It might end up that only Trump or Cruz will be considered. Nobody can predict the future. The RNC would really do a lot of damage to the brand if they chose a third person.

  • The Brief: Cruz Moves To Widen Lead Over Trump Among Women

    04/01/2016 8:37:10 AM PDT · 49 of 50
    BJ1 to napscoordinator

    If trump comes up 100 delegates short, he will probably not win the nomination. Cruz thinks he will prevail if that happens. Others think neither would get the nomination. Regardless, Trump is not the inevitable candidate.

  • The Brief: Cruz Moves To Widen Lead Over Trump Among Women

    04/01/2016 5:28:06 AM PDT · 38 of 50
    BJ1 to nclaurel

    Brain dead may be offensive. But at the moment a better term for conservative Trump supporters fail me. His positions have changed too much to trust him. I have been reading what members on this site have been saying for a long time. The gist is the same every time. Republicans screw us over when they are in power. Republicans don’t do anything to stop democrats from screwing us over when we have divided government.

    So the answer is to vote for a guy that donated money Hillary several times? The answer is to vote for a guy that said he was very pro choice? The answer is to vote for a guy that is quick on slogans, less on specifics? The answer is to trust what the man says today, is true, even when so many of those things contradict what he said in the past?

    Maybe brain dead isn’t the best term. I’m open to suggestions for a better one.

  • The Brief: Cruz Moves To Widen Lead Over Trump Among Women

    04/01/2016 5:15:50 AM PDT · 35 of 50
    BJ1 to odawg

    >>Setting aside the fact that he hides his citizenship verification papers, you mean his VOTES for TPA, his VOTE for the Corker bill, his call for a 500% increase in H1-B visas, his call for increased immigration, etc., you mean things like that?<<

    If you don’t want to vote for Cruz because he’s not 100% what you want that’s your decision. However, you have vastly more in agreement with him if you are conservative than not. But Trump isn’t 100% what conservatives want either. And don’t forget Trump has said things in the past which contradict what he says today. You really want to trust him?

    1) After the 2012 election Trump questioned how you would deport illegal aliens. Two years prior he called many of them great workers.
    2) Trump was a registered democrat for most of the last decade.
    3) Trump gave money to liberal politicians.
    4) In the past Trump was for a single payer health care system.
    5) Trump said he won’t touch entitlements.
    6) Trump says he is against same sex marriage, but says it’s the law of the land. He told George Teakei that he’d gone to same sex wedding and found it to be beautiful
    7) He says he’s against abortion now. In 1999 he said he was very pro-choice.

    There are more things I could cite. But face like Trump’s schtick. For whatever reason it appeals to you and you so desperately want to believe he will make things better you will ignore logic. Go ahead and slam Cruz for the reasons you said. But try to be fair and slam Trump too.

  • The Brief: Cruz Moves To Widen Lead Over Trump Among Women

    04/01/2016 3:24:07 AM PDT · 15 of 50
    BJ1 to Bobalu

    Because Hillary is such an exciting candidate that will motivate voters? Hillary will have her hands full just trying to bet the Bernie supporters not to stay home on election night. She is weak.

  • The Brief: Cruz Moves To Widen Lead Over Trump Among Women

    04/01/2016 3:14:07 AM PDT · 12 of 50
    BJ1 to Byron_the_Aussie

    Your reply to me is for what reason? I clearly do not want trump. You might believe he is magic and will not do business as usual.

    He is not magic.

    Bills need to be passed before they can be signed into law. Neither Trump or Cruz are candidates most republicans in congress really want. It is my opinion that things will be shaken up if either one of them would win. However, Trump will not govern as conservatively as Cruz would. The fact that you think otherwise shows you believe what you want. You hear what you want to hear. You don’t look at Trump and Cruz’s past and conclude they are likely to govern as that would indicate.

  • The Brief: Cruz Moves To Widen Lead Over Trump Among Women

    04/01/2016 3:04:53 AM PDT · 7 of 50
    BJ1 to cba123

    The cruz bashing comes form all the brain dead trump supporters. Which is so fierce against Cruz who I thought was most everything the members of this forum wanted pre-trump.

    And fwiw, I think the trump supporters are deluding themselves because you like his slogans and that he bashes ppl you don’t like. But you guys overlook his past liberal opinions, statements and actions. And overlook his huge negatives such as his terrible polling vs. sanders/hillary.

  • Cruz, not Trump, should lead GOP rebellion

    03/31/2016 1:33:07 PM PDT · 4 of 153
    BJ1 to 2ndDivisionVet

    Cruz is the only candidate I wouldn’t be embarrassed to see elected. Trump, what a joke. The guy’s credentials as a conservative are laughable.

  • Cruz Sex Scandal: Trump Accused Of Planting Story As Serious Doubts Arise About Alleged Affairs

    03/30/2016 10:31:10 PM PDT · 6 of 158
    BJ1 to 2ndDivisionVet

  • Feminist picnic falls apart after no-one makes any sandwiches (satire)

    03/24/2016 7:51:24 AM PDT · 4 of 21
    BJ1 to Impala64ssa

    They blamed men. I love happy endings.

  • McCain Adviser: Cruz Will Pull Upset Win in Arizona

    03/19/2016 6:22:42 PM PDT · 38 of 283
    BJ1 to Harmless Teddy Bear

    >>>Are snide remarks about McCain allowed?<<<
    Yes. Yes they are.


    03/15/2016 4:36:53 PM PDT · 5 of 103
    BJ1 to GeorgiaDawg32

    It’s a bit premature to say it’s over. Besides Rubio said he will continue on, no matter what.

  • Hmm: Carson Says Trump 'Doesn't Really Believe' Some of the Things He Says

    03/15/2016 2:28:28 PM PDT · 35 of 65
    BJ1 to John Valentine

    Trump all things to all ppl. He’s pro-life ....or as he said in the past “very pro choice.” He’s against corruption except when he was buying influence by his own admission. He’s going to make America great again, which means whatever you want it to mean. He’s persecuted because he’s such a great Christian: Except when he divorces his wives, commits adultery and then can’t think of a single thing he ever needed to ask God forgiveness for. Trump, all things to all ppl. Make Murica great again!

  • Rubio vows to stay in even if he loses Florida

    03/15/2016 1:33:35 PM PDT · 35 of 69
    BJ1 to BradtotheBone

    When you only get a 2.1 gpa in high school, you probably don’t understand math too well.

  • New Polls Show Big Cruz Surge in Illinois, Ohio and Florida

    03/13/2016 2:02:21 PM PDT · 14 of 125
    BJ1 to 2ndDivisionVet

    Two observations.

    1) The latest polls show momentum for Cruz.
    2) Cruz has often out performed the polls to date.

    It is possible Trump wins everything. It is possible Kasich wins OH, Trump FL and Cruz wins IL/MO. Tuesday evening will be exciting watching the returns and analysis.

    Oh yah, Go Cruz!

  • Who Here Has Changed from Trump to Another Candidate?

    03/13/2016 1:58:27 PM PDT · 54 of 260
    BJ1 to kara37

    >>You won’t get very many answers to that question, because there are very few non Trump supporters that are left. We have been mostly chased away. I am about done myself.

    To answer your question. I was always Cruz first, with Trump as a strong second. I am now firmly in the “Never Trump” camp, along with the rest of my family.<<

    Trump as a conservative favorite is a disgrace. He donated to Clinton, said he was pro choice and recently said PP has done good things. Anyone who wants to take a chance he will govern more conservatively here on this forum, more than the remaining 3 candidates is stuck on stupid as far as I’m concerned. He’s the 2016 version of Ross Perot....with adultery and lack of humility thrown in.

  • Why Cruz is walking away from the Florida primary

    03/12/2016 1:17:56 PM PST · 11 of 83
    BJ1 to bgill

    Rubio may finish no better than 3rd in IL, MO, NC or OH. Matters little what he will do in Florida

  • Cruz supporters: Did Cruz's comments change your mind on him?

    03/12/2016 11:21:53 AM PST · 167 of 443
    BJ1 to marktwain

    >>Trump’s plan gives block grants to the states for Medicare, returning some power back to the states.<<

    Where does the constitution give the Feds the power to tax and use that money for health care in the form of block grants to the states? Maybe I’m being too picky, expecting somebody to tell ppl no, that isn’t the job of the government to be involved in healthcare.

  • Cruz supporters: Did Cruz's comments change your mind on him?

    03/12/2016 10:47:19 AM PST · 53 of 443
    BJ1 to jmaroneps37


    I like Cruz the best because he is for small government. The constitution limits the size of government and is the best of the four remaining candidates to govern in a way that respects the founding fathers view of the proper role of the central government.

    Trump does not feel the same way. He is many things that are pleasing to conservatives, but he does not respect the limits of power that the constitution was written to put in place. You need look no further than his repeal and replace on Obamacare. No conservative would believe the federal government had the authority to do anything but repeal. There is no enumerated power to justify Trump’s position to replace, any more than the original ACA had.

    You can cite many examples of why Cruz is a superior candidate for conservatives. But imo, repeal and replace as touted by Trump is sufficient to make my point.

    And imo, after listening to Trump, he seems fine with a big powerful government. I sense he feels the system in place is bloated and inefficient, and somebody smart and brilliant like he is, will make it better. I don’t want to choose anyone, no matter how smart or brilliant to make a big government more efficient. I prefer decentralization of power. I want power returned to the states and citizens.