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Posts by jaydee770

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  • An Open Letter to Ben Carson

    02/06/2016 8:09:05 AM PST · 29 of 32
    jaydee770 to Shery
    I may be repeating myself from another similar thread, but...

    There was too much info flying around from multiple sources just on this issue alone among all the other info flying around on the night of the Iowa caucus. Trying to collate that influx of data in real time results in the "fog of war" where things become purely reactionary until the fog clears.

    Carson's camp (I'm looking right at you, Armstrong Williams) shot itself in both feet and both hands with atrociously poor communications control. It was so bad that one could almost think it was a lame - very lame - attempt at a PsyOps action by the Carson camp. This was where it all started.

    Both RUBIO and CRUZ ran with the info based solely on news reports without any due-diligence, most likely because time was of the essence during the midst of an active caucus. Both camps were wrong.

    Both RUBIO and CRUZ should have tasked someone (or two or three) to *immediately* verify the info with Carson's campaign leadership. But they didn't. They stayed on social media with it and just added to the whirlwind of tweets & posts swirling about. Again, both camps were wrong.

    Carson's camp should have tasked someone with contacting the leadership of all other campaigns & major media to clarify and correct the bad info they spawned as soon as they became aware it was spinning out of their control. But they didn't. They stayed on social media with it and just added to the whirlwind of tweets & posts swirling about. It may not have been solely their responsibility, but it was absolutely, most definitely, purely in their better interests to do so in an organized manner that left no doubt they were taking control of the messaging.

    What I DO NOT believe happened was that either the major media, Rubio or Cruz staff looked at Carson's tweet and thought to themselves: "... Hey! Everyone look at this quickly!! Carson's camp just tweeted something that clearly indicates he's staying in the race so we should instead tell everyone he's dropping out! Great idea, right?!..." I think it would take a high degree of intellectual dishonesty to think that any campaign would knowingly do something like that -- something that they knew full well would so easily backfire.

    Rather, they took Carson's message at it's word and responded accordingly. They had reason to think Carson was leaving the campaign because Carson's campaign initially led them to think so. After that, there was so much follow on traffic flying around from so many different sources, it was like trying to pick one shouting voice out of a convention hall packed with shouting voices.

    Hopefully, everyone involved learned something. I doubt it. Opinions may vary...

  • Obama to propose $10-a-barrel oil tax

    02/06/2016 6:10:07 AM PST · 41 of 47
    jaydee770 to 2ndDivisionVet
    "...it's mostly an effort to jump-start a conversation about the future of transportation..."

    Congress should make an effort to "start a conversation" about the incredible federal over-reach that currently exists by proposing to replace the entire federal tax code (personal, corporate or otherwise) with a flat 10% sales tax at the point of consumption only, placing severe limits on fed debt limits based on GDP and forcing it to live within it's means by reducing govt to fit revenues generated by that %10 sales tax and import tariffs.

    That's a conversation that might find some interest.

  • In Iowa Cruz Fared Better Than Rubio Or Trump With Young And Blue Collar Voters

    02/06/2016 5:46:41 AM PST · 34 of 35
    jaydee770 to higgmeister
    "...Trump is the only candidate that will win and "Make America Great Again..."

    And you know that... how? It's certainly not due to his vague generalities like he told 60-Minutes just a few months ago when asked how he's going to pay for his universal health plan and he remarked, "The Government's Going To Pay For It!" Or that he's already reaching out to the GOPe and Demoncrats in congress to start trading (heaven only knows what he will put on the table) in exchange for "really great deals"?

    Or perhaps you know he will make America great again because...

  • Carson Adviser Armstrong Williams, Not Cruz Campaign, Announced Possible Suspension of Campaign

    02/06/2016 5:24:49 AM PST · 109 of 118
    jaydee770 to dforest
    "...This piece makes no sense and is unreadable..."

    In my opinion, that could also describe the communications flying about on the night of the Iowa caucus...

    There was too much info flying around from multiple sources just on this issue alone. Imagine all the other info flying around, fast & furious, on the night of the Iowa caucus and trying to collate the data in real time. Think "fog of war".

    Carson's camp (I'm looking right at you, Armstrong Williams) shot itself in both feet and both hands with atrociously poor communications control. It was so bad that one could almost think it was a lame - very lame - attempt at a PsyOps action by the Carson camp.

    Both RUBIO and CRUZ ran with the info based solely on news reports without any due-diligence, most likely because time was of the essence during the midst of an active caucus.

    Both RUBIO and CRUZ should have tasked someone (or two or three) to *immediately* verify the info with Carson's campaign leadership. But they didn't. They stayed on social media with it and just added to the whirlwind of tweets & posts swirling about.

    Carson's camp should have tasked someone with contacting the leadership of all other campaigns & major media to clarify and correct the bad info they spawned as soon as they became aware it was spinning out of their control. But they didn't. They stayed on social media with it and just added to the whirlwind of tweets & posts swirling about.

    What I DO NOT believe happened was that either the major media, Rubio or Cruz staff looked at Carson's tweet and thought to themselves: "... Hey! Everyone look at this quickly!! Carson's camp just tweeted something that clearly indicates he's staying in the race so we should instead tell everyone he's dropping out! Great idea, right?!..."

    Rather, I think everyone who posted that Carson was leaving the campaign thought so because Carson's campaign initially led them to think so. After that, there was so much follow on traffic flying around from so many different sources, it was like trying to pick one shouting voice out of a convention hall packed with shouting voices.

    Hopefully, everyone involved learned something, but I doubt it. Opinions may vary...

  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/06

    02/06/2016 4:37:59 AM PST · 132 of 192
    jaydee770 to DoughtyOne

    Vote Cruz

  • What the government is still hiding about the JFK assassination

    02/05/2016 3:17:34 PM PST · 64 of 123
    jaydee770 to Little Ray

    “...Oswald did it...”

    Hmmm... Are you sure? I mean, Lee Harvey Oswald was a “Natural Born Citizen”!!

  • House bill requires women to sign up for draft

    02/05/2016 2:02:39 PM PST · 7 of 19
    jaydee770 to 2ndDivisionVet

    Well, if this goes anywhwere, I would imagine there might be more than just a parent or two tuning into CSPAN with *keen* interest!

  • What Trump Just Said About The LGBT Community Will Make Conservatives Go Crazy (VIDEO)

    02/05/2016 1:53:28 PM PST · 142 of 174
    jaydee770 to Mollypitcher1
    "...tell me EXACTLY where he used the words Strengthen the rights of the LGBT Community...."

    My point was not focused on the quote, but rather why conservatives would "Go Crazy" over Trump pandering and displaying his "NYC-Values". My point was that conservatives would *not* go crazy -- conservatives would *expect* trump to pander and default to his "NYC-Values". Those are the values he was raised with. It's the only values he knows. Why would anyone *NOT* expect him to pander to the LGBT folks with his knee-jerk agreement that he could be counted on for "more forward motion on equality for gays and lesbians".

    But don't just take my word for it, here's the verbatim quote:

    LGBT Interviewer O'Connell: "When President Trump is in office can we look for more forward motion on equality for gays and lesbians?,"

    Donald "NYC-Values" Trump knee-jerk reply: "Well, you can! We're going to bring people together, and that's your thing, and other people have their thing..."

    So, don't get your

    because your candidate is a

    or because my post has you complaining

  • What Trump Just Said About The LGBT Community Will Make Conservatives Go Crazy (VIDEO)

    02/05/2016 10:07:16 AM PST · 59 of 174
    jaydee770 to justlittleoleme
    "...Donald Trump said that he will strengthen the rights of the LGBT community and bring people together..."

    Why would this "Make Conservatives Go Crazy"? It is merely Trump being true to form and pandering to whatever crowd he is in front of. You can always count on his left-leaning "NYC-Values" being his *first* instinct when he knee-jerks. Those are the values he was raised with and it's what he knows best.

    If an observer has been paying any attention at all, this would not be a surprise -- it would be *expected*.

  • The voter rebellion is on! Who should lead: Cruz or Trump? Both?

    02/05/2016 9:59:03 AM PST · 304 of 309
    jaydee770 to DoughtyOne

    “...Another whiff...”

    Heh!

  • It Looks Like Ben Carson’s Campaign is Using Ted Cruz to Stay Alive

    02/05/2016 9:41:44 AM PST · 23 of 49
    jaydee770 to A CA Guy

    “...Ted already dropped to third...”

    Which in NH is almost desirable. The NH’ers tend to gravitate towards big-govt/socialistic/GOPe-RINO politicians. I would think any conservative (not just Cruz) would not want to throw away any money -or- time in the new england states that he doesn’t have to, unless it’s money he doesn’t mind throwing away on a lost cause to begin with.

    Donald “THE GOVT’S GONG TO PAY FER MY UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE!” Trump & Marco “GOP-E PUPPET” Rubio with their big-govt/RINO-esque positions and reaching out to the GOPe may find some NH’ers in the crowd with open arms.

    And to be fair, sanders and clinton probably aren’t going to spend too much money and time in Dixie.

    Opinions may vary...

  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/05

    02/05/2016 9:15:03 AM PST · 173 of 235
    jaydee770 to DoughtyOne

    Vote Cruz

  • The voter rebellion is on! Who should lead: Cruz or Trump? Both?

    02/05/2016 9:13:57 AM PST · 299 of 309
    jaydee770 to DoughtyOne

    “...I’m sure you think you really scored with that...”

    Scored? Are you *seriously* keeping score? Geeze, you Trump cultists take the cake! Devoting that level of emotional investment in trump must be what suffering from some sort of psychosis feels like...

    You should take a break from the internet. Relax a bit. Or focus elsewhere. Say? Don’t you have more important things to do like (ahem) “correct” a FR caucus poll or whatever it is you do behind the scenes with it?

  • The voter rebellion is on! Who should lead: Cruz or Trump? Both?

    02/05/2016 5:52:57 AM PST · 297 of 309
    jaydee770 to DoughtyOne
    "...You mean like stealing votes from other candidates?..."

    Did widdle donny not like getting his widdle rear end paddled in Iowa? Politics ain't bean bag. First, Trump peed-backwards and ran crying from the big bully Megyn Kelly, then he's whining because he got out-Trumped in Iowa. I don't care either way. Go Cruz! Do it again!

    "...Or did you mean voting to lower the number of senators needed to approve of the Obama/Iran nuclear deal by half?..."

    He sure did! So what?

    "...Or did you man voting for TPA?..."

    He sure did! So what?

    "...Or did you mean when Cruz was advising Bush to say he didn't approve of Caifornia's Proposition 187?..."

    He sure did! So what?

    "...Or did you mean when Cruz helped Bush develop "for the children" language to oppose clamping down on illegal immigration?..."

    He sure did! So what?

    "...Or did you mean when Cruz took out very large unsecured loans on Wall Street?..."

    They were secured against personal assets, but otherwise... So what?

    "...Or did you mean when Ted's Wife worked for the CFR, that is dead set on bringing the NAU into being..."

    Yep! So what?

    "...Or did you mean when Ted said he only proposed the increase of H1-B visas to 500% of what it had been as a poison pill for the Gang of Eight Bill, but was still pushing it two years later..."

    Well, that and other stated reasons besides that one... So what?

    "...I could say the same thing to you folks..."

    And you either haven't bothered to investigate deeper than a headline and are just parroting talking points -OR- you are being intellectually dishonest. I'll claim it's the latter since you are *desperately* trying to cover for Trump.

    "...Get that post out of your own eye and get back to me..."

    My vision is fine. Trump cultists on the other hand...

  • BOOM! Karl Rove Breaks Down How Cruz Camp’s Cheating Stole Iowa from Trump (VIDEO)

    02/05/2016 5:27:44 AM PST · 602 of 604
    jaydee770 to dragnet2

    “...Most Veterans I know are supporting Trump...”

    I’m seeing about a bit less than half for Trump and most for Cruz. So, opinions vary.

  • BOOM! Karl Rove Breaks Down How Cruz Camp’s Cheating Stole Iowa from Trump (VIDEO)

    02/04/2016 8:15:26 PM PST · 595 of 604
    jaydee770 to dragnet2
    "...Am I right?..."

    Nope.

  • BOOM! Karl Rove Breaks Down How Cruz Camp’s Cheating Stole Iowa from Trump (VIDEO)

    02/04/2016 5:33:44 PM PST · 591 of 604
    jaydee770 to Mollypitcher1
    "...I might even say Trump is a lot like the Marines... ...You can have the pussys and the fluff balls. I'll vote for a MAN!..."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Oh My Word!! Trump couldn't punch his way out of a wet paper bag. He *hires* muscle to back up that filthy mouth of his (which you seem to have in common). Heck, *YOU* probably have a higher testosterone level than Trump!

    Yeah-right! Trump's like a *United States Marine*! Good Gravy! Just when I think the trump cultists can't get any more irrational, one pops up and proves me wrong. I mean come on! He peed backwards and ran from Megyn Kelly!! His supposed "yuuuuge" intellect couldn't even handle that ditzy blonde! Here's the *real* Trump that Megyn Kelly discovered for us:

  • The voter rebellion is on! Who should lead: Cruz or Trump? Both?

    02/04/2016 5:20:38 PM PST · 293 of 309
    jaydee770 to DoughtyOne
    "...That is such a dishonest list it's nothing more than a smear..."

    Well now, they have all been true at one point or another. I believe we can all agree that Trumps "first instinct" for most any political problem is to go with his innate "NYC-Values" -- at least until he gets some focus group feedback to let him know which way to "evolve" for the audience he happens to be in front of. At least his clarion call for universal healthcare is recent -- have you already forgotten Trumps petulant outburst (a "trumpertantrum") where he *screamed*, "THE GOVT'S GOING TO PAY FOR IT!" when asked who would pay for his universal health plan on 60-Minutes just recently on 9/27/2015?

    Besides, I thought you were just posting non-pertinent bull-mess at random. Are you saying that's not what you were doing? I was just following your lead.

    Anyhoo, if there's one thing I've learned about Trump cultists on Free Republic, it's that there is nothing that *infuriates* them more than a stubborn, obvious, "Trump-Truth" that they can't believably refute - say, like the one that the following meme ably illustrates:

  • BOOM! Karl Rove Breaks Down How Cruz Camp’s Cheating Stole Iowa from Trump (VIDEO)

    02/04/2016 10:49:15 AM PST · 567 of 604
    jaydee770 to vette6387
    "...We should expect more from a man who wants our votes to be president..."

    Should we expect someone with self-control and an even, level-headed temperament too? Or is that "beyond the pale" and asking too much?

  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/04

    02/04/2016 10:29:24 AM PST · 163 of 219
    jaydee770 to DoughtyOne

    Vote Cruz

  • The voter rebellion is on! Who should lead: Cruz or Trump? Both?

    02/04/2016 10:25:29 AM PST · 279 of 309
    jaydee770 to DoughtyOne
  • Rush Limbaugh: ‘I Really Like’ Marco Rubio

    02/03/2016 11:55:00 AM PST · 226 of 255
    jaydee770 to 867V309

    I have a feeling this was taken waaaaaaay out of context. I think I’ll wait to see how it develops - Rush is too good at playing the crowd.

  • Trump: "Ted Cruz Didn't Win Iowa, He Stole It;" Cruz Committed Voter Fraud

    02/03/2016 8:41:51 AM PST · 309 of 381
    jaydee770 to McGruff

    “...Ted Cruz ADMITS his staff spread ‘shameless’ whisper campaign that Ben Carson was quitting presidential contest just before Iowa caucus voting began - but blames CNN for starting the rumor...”

    Cruz owned up to the error and admitted they should have followed up with a correction. And CNN *DID* start the rumor. Well, if you want to split hairs, Carson’s own campaign started the rumor which CNN ran with. After that, RUBIO and Cruz both repeated it.

    Has Rubio apologized yet? Cruz has - directly to Carson and Carson (last I heard) accepted his apology. Now I don’t expect you will agree simply because if there is one thing I’ve learned in this campaign season, it is that there is nothing that infuriates a Trump supporter more than stubborn facts they can’t refute.

  • Cruz pulls one more Clinton-like dirty trick before heading to New Hampshire

    02/03/2016 8:31:23 AM PST · 79 of 92
    jaydee770 to DAVEY CROCKETT
    "...does anyone else think he is not a liar, cheat and creep?..."

    *LOTS* of folks think Cruz is just fine. Trump on the other hand is known quite well for his nastiness, bribing, creepiness. So the better question is...

  • How Trump Trusted The Laundry … And Got Moneyballed By Ted Cruz

    02/03/2016 7:36:41 AM PST · 41 of 88
    jaydee770 to 2ndDivisionVet

    I think that one piece of the puzzle is that “polling” is broken and can’t be trusted anymore. There are aspects of this election season that are not normal and I think it’s getting more dynamic in nature. What the campaign consultants, lobbyists, political prognosticators and talking heads used to base their knowledge on is (hopefully) changing. Perhaps they need to scrap all their algorithms and come up with some new ones?

  • Trump, Sanders want universal healthcare

    02/03/2016 7:30:15 AM PST · 11 of 11
    jaydee770 to Praxeologue

    “...Neither Cruz nor Trump have fleshed out their healthcare proposals...”

    You’re saying that Cruz hasn’t “fleshed out” any healthcare proposals? Are you forgetting the “Health Care Choice Act”?

  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/03

    02/03/2016 6:05:29 AM PST · 161 of 232
    jaydee770 to DoughtyOne

    Vote Cruz

  • How Ted Cruz won the Iowa Caucus

    02/03/2016 6:03:43 AM PST · 9 of 10
    jaydee770 to Marcus
    There's also the possibility that more folks simply preferred Cruz over Trump for uncomplicated reasons...

  • Congratulations to Cruz on his victory, now comes round two where a smarter Trump already leads

    02/02/2016 6:23:35 PM PST · 168 of 173
    jaydee770 to Red Steel

    “...New Hampshirites never seem to care what the caucus results are in Iowa nor should they...”

    And “New Hampshirites” just loves them some RINO’s too, with Guinta and Ayotte... Trump or Rubio should be a good match for them.

  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/02

    02/01/2016 9:35:29 PM PST · 63 of 217
    jaydee770 to DoughtyOne

    Vote Cruz

  • FOX calls Iowa for Cruz

    02/01/2016 8:41:42 PM PST · 297 of 476
    jaydee770 to Haiku Guy

    And with a “squeaker” of just over a single percentage point, either Rubio tied for second or Trump tied for third. Point of view will dictate which.

  • Iowa Caucus Live Thread

    02/01/2016 8:38:32 PM PST · 3,377 of 3,914
    jaydee770 to Will88
    "...who can describe exactly what Cruz did during the Gang-of-Eight debate that amounted to a poison pill..."

    In case your link to google is busted, I *easily* found a whole bunch of web pages explaining it in varying levels of detail, simply by googling "Cruz Poison-Pill Amendment"...

    I'm including just one of the many links below. But the only thing between you and googling it for yourself is "air & opportunity". Don't just take my word for it; go see for yourself.

    Did Ted Cruz Actually Support Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants?

  • Google continuously updated Iowa caucus results... Cruz 32.3%, Trump 31.1% at 7:46 PM

    02/01/2016 7:32:19 PM PST · 88 of 91
    jaydee770 to Spirit of Liberty

    “...This could be one of those exception years, I’ll give you that...”

    I’m hopeful that, whether it’s Cruz or whether it’s Trump, this year will be recorded in the history books as the year all the political prognosticators, king-makers, lobbyists, pollsters and consultants had to discard their campaign algorithms because they were proven to be well and truly broken.

    I’m hopeful.

  • Google continuously updated Iowa caucus results... Cruz 32.3%, Trump 31.1% at 7:46 PM

    02/01/2016 7:24:44 PM PST · 86 of 91
    jaydee770 to E. Pluribus Unum

    Yow! Rubio’s now within 1.5% of Trump and climbing! Cruz is widening the gap in front. Trump is still settling *downward*.

    The big question now: If the progression holds, will Trump’s ego be able to handle a 3rd place finish? It will definitely be interesting!

  • Google continuously updated Iowa caucus results... Cruz 32.3%, Trump 31.1% at 7:46 PM

    02/01/2016 7:03:56 PM PST · 79 of 91
    jaydee770 to Spirit of Liberty

    “...Remember, with a few exceptions, the New Hampshire primary winner ends up being the nominee, not the Iowa caucus winner...”

    If this was like any other election season, I’d think that was meaningful. But this election season has been anything but “normal” and as such, I think all bets are off. It is *anybodys* guess...

  • Google continuously updated Iowa caucus results... Cruz 32.3%, Trump 31.1% at 7:46 PM

    02/01/2016 6:50:50 PM PST · 74 of 91
    jaydee770 to chris37

    Now Rubio’s up over 20% and Cruz maintaining his lead above Trump. Cruz and Trump are gaining votes, but holding relative percentages.

    Gonna be interesting. If the pattern with Rubio holds, he just might crowd Trump!

    This is getting interesting!

  • Donald Trump is the most electable conservative

    02/01/2016 4:50:34 PM PST · 140 of 147
    jaydee770 to Menthops

    “...I am serious...”

    You are suggesting that folks who don’t vote for Donald Trump should be banished from the Republican party? Because they don’t agree with you?

    Well, from a conservative point of view, now that Trump has doubled-down on his “Big Govt/Universal Healthcare/The Govt’s Going To Pay For It” promise made on 60-Minutes, perhaps he and his more rabid followers would be a better fit over on the democrat side of the aisle. I’m not saying where you should or shouldn’t go - just suggesting you may find more “kindred spirits” over in the Dem party and you won’t have to keep defending Trumps gaffs from pesky “conservatives”.

  • Donald Trump is the most electable conservative

    02/01/2016 1:05:32 PM PST · 131 of 147
    jaydee770 to Menthops

    “...These are good questions you raise. As far as determining how to identify Trump refusers...”

    You are actually *serious*? Sending folks to the political Gulags for disagreeing with you? You represent Trump perfectly! You seem to be “kindred souls”.

  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/01

    02/01/2016 12:47:09 PM PST · 244 of 271
    jaydee770 to DoughtyOne

    Vote Cruz

  • Donald Trump is the most electable conservative

    02/01/2016 12:43:58 PM PST · 128 of 147
    jaydee770 to GilGil
    "...Conservatives have failed the country for the last 10 years at least... ...The conservative brand is totally ineffective and has created no results..."

    Perhaps you can point out where, in the past 50 years where we (that's voters like you and me) have elected a *majority* of conservatives in either house of congress? Or are you asserting the likes of Boehner, McConnell, McCain, Graham and their RINO ilk are "conservatives" (utterly laughable)? Or maybe you can point to any point in recent history where conservatives have had the numbers in congress to do anything more than filibuster (which Cruz *HAS* done)? Further, if conservatives were anywhere near the majority of the political right as you are asserting, then I seriously doubt we would continue to have the likes of Boehner, McConnell, McCain, Graham, etc *inflicted* upon us term after term after term. If that is *not* what you are asserting, please explain how you think a small minority of conservatives on the political right in congress have *any* control over congressional procedure and pushing legislation out of committee, other than to filibuster (again, which Cruz *HAS* done)?

    Conservatives are, for now, a rather small minority within the political right. I *hope* conservatism is catching fire, but it certainly does not appear to be doing so in this election season. We still have much work to do to grow conservatism. Hence: Instead of the govt we need, we will continue to be stuck with the govt we deserve for awhile longer - perhaps generations.

    So, what have *YOU* done to promote and advance conservatism and/or push conservative candidates into office? Here's a hint: pimping Donald "The Govt's Going To Pay For It" Trump is decidedly nowhere near conservative. If your complaint is that a *minority* of conservatives "can't control congress", then look in the mirror and consider the type of candidates you support is perhaps a YUUUUUGE part of the problem that is keeping conservatives in the minority.

  • The Left's Newest Nasty Trick

    02/01/2016 10:52:41 AM PST · 35 of 55
    jaydee770 to 20yearsofinternet
    "...People like Donald Trump..."

    Yep. That explains his atrocious "favorable" rating at RCP - the worst among *all* candidates GOP or DEM. The next closest unfavorable are 0bama and Clinton! That's bloody *saying* something!

    Trump: Favorable/Unfavorable (at realclearpolitics.com)

  • Donald Trump is the most electable conservative

    02/01/2016 10:28:44 AM PST · 65 of 147
    jaydee770 to the_doc
    Well, coach is convinced (like many of the more rabid Trump supporters) that he is the chosen one. There's no rational or logical argument that can penetrate his "cult of personality". He can say flat out that he's for govt funded universal healthcare (60 Minutes, 9/27/2015) and they quickly and willingly don their "RINO Trump Facts" Burka and use all manner of pretzel-logic to rationalize it away.

  • Donald Trump is the most electable conservative

    02/01/2016 9:44:51 AM PST · 13 of 147
    jaydee770 to Oldpuppymax

    Sorry Coach - you lost me at the title by asserting Trump’s a conservative which - those of us not prone to self-delusion - know is patently false by the words coming out of his own mouth. He’s a go-along/get-along RINO at best, willing to trade “heaven only knows what” to the Dems to advance his agenda.

    Once you get a *firm* statement from “The Master Negotiator” that lists the conservative values and constitutional rights and protections he absolutely will not negotiate away in the form of further infringement by E.O., policy and/or legislation loaded with dem goodies, then I will reconsider. Until then, Cruz is the only candidate I trust.

  • Cruz hits The Donald on 'TrumpCare'

    02/01/2016 8:45:27 AM PST · 169 of 322
    jaydee770 to Jane Long
    "...Trump supporters know this is pure nonsense..."

    Yep... About those supporters:

  • Why I Endorse Ted Cruz for President

    02/01/2016 8:40:03 AM PST · 72 of 75
    jaydee770 to Faith65
    "...HE KNEW!..."

    His family never affirmatively (actively) applied for Canadian citizenship for him, so why would he think otherwise? To illustrate it another way, if Scotland (because Trump's mother was a Scottish citizen), or even Putin (just being a jerk) granted official Scottish (or Russian) citizenship to Trump -- without Trump affirmatively applying for it -- what then? Wait, you know what? Nevermind, because:

  • Trump: If You Don't Support Universal Health Care, You "Have No Heart"

    01/31/2016 2:42:13 PM PST · 88 of 109
    jaydee770 to ClearCase_guy
    "...I'd have to see those words come out of Trump's mouth..."

    Well, here ya' go! (I'll just stand by while Trump's rabid supporters rationalize it away as if he didn't really say it)

    Trump on 60 Minutes 9/27/2015 (yes, just a few months ago) interviewed by Scott Pelley:

    Scott Pelley: How do you fix it?

    Donald Trump: There's many different ways, by the way. Everybody's got to be covered. This is an un-Republican thing for me to say because a lot of times they say, "No, no, the lower 25 percent that can't afford private. But-"

    Scott Pelley: Universal health care.

    Donald Trump: I am going to take care of everybody. I don't care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody's going to be taken care of much better than they're taken care of now.

    Scott Pelley: The uninsured person is going to be taken care of. How? How?

    Donald Trump: They're going to be taken care of. I would make a deal with existing hospitals to take care of people. And, you know what, if this is probably-

    Scott Pelley: Make a deal? Who pays for it?

    Donald Trump: --the government's gonna pay for it. But we're going to save so much money on the other side. But for the most it's going to be a private plan and people are going to be able to go out and negotiate great plans with lots of different competition with lots of competitors with great companies and they can have their doctors, they can have plans, they can have everything.

    So, to the rational and objective observer - Trump's clearly talking out of his rear-end and making this up as the interview progresses. He has no plan, other than a vague idea of a "quick thought" that sounds *plausible*. Vote for his NYC-Values if you wish, but it looks like he's just proposing a different flavor of govt healthcare. Vote Trump - get a different model of govt funded (that means our taxes) 0bamacare. Just great.

  • Welcome To New York, The New Turd World

    01/31/2016 9:32:06 AM PST · 6 of 7
    jaydee770 to NOBO2012

    As a rule of thumb, we should reject “NYC-values” no matter how much they are sugar-coated. Can you imagine the type of Supreme Court justice someone with NYC-values would nominate?

  • Ever Had a Look at Ted Cruz's Resume?

    01/31/2016 9:24:30 AM PST · 87 of 112
    jaydee770 to entropy12

    “...Both equally NBC (natural born citizens)?...”

    And Trump is every bit as NBC as Lee Harvey Oswald was. So what?

  • Here are 76 of Donald Trump's many Campaign Promises

    01/31/2016 9:16:13 AM PST · 62 of 64
    jaydee770 to 11th_VA

    Given that there are three equal branches of govt and he will need to gain the cooperation of a congress that the GOP will not have a super-majority in (meaning he will have to gain dem cooperation), here’s the 19-Trillion (and counting) dollar question:

    What is the master-negotiator willing to trade to the dems in exchange for letting him “win”?

    The border wall & immigration are his “signature” issues and if he can’t get those done, he will be righteously called a “yuuuge” loser. So I’m wondering what he is willing to trade to the dems just on those key issues alone. How far will his ego drive him to avoid being perceived as a loser? Has he said what, if anything, is “off” the table? What basic rights would he be willing to allow further infringement on by either executive order, policy and/or signing legislation with demoncrat infringement goodies in it?

  • Reaganite's SUNDAY FUNNIES

    01/31/2016 6:57:39 AM PST · 22 of 25
    jaydee770 to Reaganite Republican
    You forgot a couple...