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  • Bush campaign manager warns aides to watch for 'dirty tricks' from Rubio camp

    02/08/2016 12:51:02 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/7/2016 | Alex isnstadt
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- With the hours counting down until the New Hampshire primary, tensions between the Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush campaigns are intensifying. On Sunday afternoon, Bush campaign manager Danny Diaz convened top aides for an afternoon conference call in which he told them to expect "dirty tricks" from the Rubio campaign in the run-up to voting here, according to one source on the call. The source said Diaz, a hard-charging veteran operative, was not more specific. The conference call came as the Huffington Post reported that a pro-Rubio super PAC had sent out a mailer in the state...
  • GOP Debate: Fruit Ninja Kasich

    02/06/2016 8:29:42 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 5 replies
    Web Video ^ | Feb 6, 2016 | Unknown
    Just watch, Please: http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=fruit+ninja+kasich&&view=detail&mid=BCA3A0C620A49A9136ABBCA3A0C620A49A9136AB&FORM=VRDGAR
  • Trent Lott hates Ted Cruz! A lot! He hates hates hates the guy!

    02/06/2016 3:52:15 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 45 replies
    Redstate ^ | 2/6/2016 | Moe Lane
    Former Senator Trent Lott – who, as you might remember, walked into a political buzzsaw in 2002 over comments that effectively destroyed his Senate career – highly disapproves of this Senator Ted Cruz fellow. Not least because Senator Cruz said some awful, awful things about former Senator Lott’s good friend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It’s always interesting to see how a lobbyist defines ‘inappropriate behavior,’ really. Hoover up all the political pork you can? That’s Senatorial. Call Mitch McConnell a liar over the Export-Import Bank? Call out the Sergeant-At-Arms: “Having been majority leader, I’ve never had someone stand on...
  • SAD TROMBONE. Democrat Shill In Favor Of Big Government Will Not Support Ted Cruz

    02/06/2016 3:47:00 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 8 replies
    Redstate ^ | 2/6/2016 | Streiff
    Last evening, Ted Cruz was at a town hall meeting in Salem, NH, when he was hit with a question about drug abuse. If you’ve followed Cruz’s campaign, you know that his own family has experience loss due to drug abuse. His older sister, Miriam became addicted to pain pills following and accident and slid into a life of drug abuse. Because it is a campaign season, the left used the town hall as an excuse for some low-level street theater. Not a day goes by on the New Hampshire campaign trail without residents grilling the men and women running...
  • Washington Post Columnist Accuses Ted Cruz Of Using “Anti-Semitic Dog Whistle”

    02/06/2016 3:27:37 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 45 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | 2/6/2016 | Streiff
    The Washington Post’s one-man Fifth Column, Dana Milbank, is at it again. Apparently, he has been shadowing Ted Cruz’s campaign. Unable to come up with anything substantive, what he’s produced is one of the most juvenile screeds ever to appear in any major newspaper: "When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) last month mocked Donald Trump’s “New York values,” it wasn’t entirely clear what he was implying. This week we got a clue: For Cruz, “New York” is another way of saying “Jewish.” At an event in New Hampshire, Cruz, the Republican Iowa caucuses winner, was asked about campaign money he and...
  • Who of the Candidates Has Fairest Tax Plan of All?

    02/05/2016 9:22:38 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | Feb 6, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    With the first real votes being cast in the presidential race Monday, this is an opportune moment to do some last-minute comparison shopping on the candidates' tax reform plans. On this issue there's a lot to cheer about. All the Republican candidates have crafted plans that would slash tax rates for everyone and most would vastly simplify the thousands of pages of IRS tax code. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have endorsed flat-tax plans that, for full disclosure, were designed by Arthur Laffer and myself. These plans have drawn some criticism from the Right of late, though these attacks are...
  • Cruz's Iowa Win in Part Due to Culture of Kindness and Courage at Campaign HQ

    02/05/2016 5:21:09 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 122 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | T. Elliot Gaiser
    On Monday night, the Republican Party gave the first victory of 2016 to the first Hispanic candidate for president of the United States, Ted Cruz. Sen. Cruz won for many reasons: his outsider appeal, disciplined message, and sophisticated get-out-the-vote operation. But after two trips to Iowa to volunteer for Cruz, I noticed something else about the Cruz campaign that probably made a difference. I’ve worked on many campaigns. I started with George W. Bush’s 2004 campaign when I was 14, and I’ve volunteered at the grassroots level every year since. A wise mentor once told me the kind of organization...
  • STUNNING: New statistics about Ted Cruz NOBODY will talk about

    02/05/2016 11:38:17 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 87 replies
    Allen West ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | Michele Hickford
    I was listening to Mark Levin’s radio show last night during which he expressed his frustration with how the GOP has allowed itself to be mired in meaningless “scandals” at the expense of making a clear case for conservatism and addressing policy. I agree with him. It is absolutely unbelievable to me that despite having a very strong lineup of candidates, on tp of 8 years of disastrous progressive liberalism, we could be in danger of losing this nation to a SOCIALIST? While the media (even on our side) obsesses over tweets, there are critical issues we should be discussing....
  • Former NRA President: Marco Rubio Wasn’t ‘a Friend to Gun Owners’ in FL

    02/05/2016 9:07:30 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% is taking a hard position against President Obama’s current gun control push, but various reports on Rubio’s time in the Florida house of representatives and U.S. Senate show a past marked by a fluctuating relationship between Rubio and gun rights. In one such report, published in 2010, former NRA president Marion Hammer said Rubio “has not been a friend to gun owners.” Hammer was reflecting on the difficultly that attended the passage of a bill guaranteeing employees the ability to keep guns in their cars at work for self-defense. According to Politico,...
  • We Join Ken Cuccinelli In Asking Rand Paul Supporters To Vote For Ted Cruz

    02/05/2016 8:44:01 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 32 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 2/5/2016 | CHQ Staff
    Principled limited government constitutional conservative Ken Cuccinelli has issued an appeal to Rand Paul supporters to vote for Ted Cruz now that Senator Paul is out of the race for president, and it is an appeal that we wholeheartedly endorse and invite our liberty-minded friends to accept. As Cuccinelli noted in a letter to Senator Paul’s supporters, “Rand has been the most passionate defender of civil liberties and personal privacy – not just in the U.S. Senate, but anywhere in government today.” Ted Cruz and Rand PaulWe agree. Cuccinelli went on to respectfully suggest that when it comes to protecting...
  • The fake Ben Carson controversy should end here and now

    02/04/2016 2:08:17 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 58 replies
    Steve Deace ^ | February 4, 2016 | Steve Deace
    I know there are some of you who are willing to do what it takes to win but you want to make sure you do so with character and integrity. There’s a line you don’t want to cross. You are fine going up to that line and doing whatever you can that is within bounds but you don’t want to cross that line and I am totally with you on that. I am going to walk you through this faux outrage story regarding Ben Carson and Ted Cruz. I’m going to walk you through a timeline but before I do,...
  • Check Out Which 2016 Candidate Received the MOST Donations from YOUR State

    02/03/2016 7:11:02 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 10 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | Feb 3, 2016 | John S. Roberts
    What you’ll find surprising about which 2016 presidential candidates have received the most money from each state is that Hillary Clinton dominates, and Dr. Ben Carson finishes second. Guess that’s not how Iowans see things. Check out this map… Kind of funny that LA Gov. Bobby Jindal, OH Gov. John Kasich, NJ Gov. Chris Christie, SC Sen. Lindsey Graham, and KY Sen. Rand Paul each received the most donations only from their home states, but it is what it is. Pretty surprising to see Hillary getting a bunch of cash from red states, though. This data was collected from the...
  • The False Claim that Rubio Can Unite the GOP

    02/03/2016 6:03:18 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 36 replies
    Lifezette ^ | Feb 3, 2016 | Keith Koffler
    You can feel it in the Republican Establishment, the sense that Sen. Marco Rubio’s solid third-place finish in Iowa is the moment the locusts cleared, the boils healed, the frogs jumped away, and the waters parted. Delivered into Sinai, Republicans of finer character got to watch as boorish Trumpites and the Cruzians were swallowed up at last by Nile. But in order to make it to the Promised Land, the Establishment still needs Rubio to win — or at least place a strong second — in New Hampshire. And for that, some spin of Biblical proportions will be necessary. Part...
  • Vanity: Perspective on the Real Enemy: The ESTABLISHMENT.

    02/02/2016 7:42:58 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 30 replies
    Feb 2, 2016 | JSDude1
    Just wanted to REMIND all that, just like the founder of this website, I believe the real enemy isn't Donald Trump (I am a Cruz supporter), nor should Ted Cruz be the real enemy for any Donald Trump supporter. The REAL ENEMY is THE ESTABLISHMENT AND SELLOUTS as embodied currently in Marco Rubio. Carry On..
  • The Case for a Cruz-Trump Coalition

    02/02/2016 12:20:14 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 117 replies
    Lifezette ^ | Feb 2, 2016 | Laura Ingraham
    If the internecine warfare between the two top populist candidates continues, the conservative majority of the Republican Party could once again be forced to live with a nominee chosen by the Establishment. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump placed first and second in Iowa. But if they don’t now combine forces and put aside their rancor, they may each find themselves losing the nomination to the third-place finisher, Establishment favorite Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Entering New Hampshire, Cruz and Trump have to play it smart. Cruz must recognize that he needs Trump to win in the Granite State. If...
  • Marco Rubio's November Electability Problem

    02/02/2016 11:10:55 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Feb 2, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    There hasn’t been this much excitement in the luxury boxes since the 1991 Kentucky Derby when Mane Minister showed at 87-1. Marco Rubio’s expected third-place showing set off a frenzy of spin and sly promotion in the commentary class. The conventional wisdom is that Rubio is the more electable Republican in November as compared to Ted Cruz or Donald Trump. The conventional wisdom is wrong, just as it was in 2012 and 2008. Marco Rubio has two significant problems that render him a problematic November candidate. The first is his record on the most important issue of the year. The...
  • TPP Citizens Fund Proudly Endorses Ted Cruz For President

    01/30/2016 8:11:01 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 28 replies
    Tea Party Patriots ^ | Jan 30, 2016 | TPP Staff
    WHY WE ENDORSED Endorsing a candidate for President is a serious thing, and, done properly, should be the result of extensive research and reflection. Making an endorsement on behalf of a large national organization that represents millions of supporters is an even more sensitive endeavor. Consequently, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, as a result of extensive polling and discussions with our Coordinators and supporters across the nation, enthusiastically endorses Senator Ted Cruz for President of the United States. WHY WE ENDORSED Endorsing a candidate for President is a serious thing, and, done properly, should be the result of extensive research...
  • Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse Responded To Donald Trump and It Was PERFECT

    01/29/2016 8:42:45 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 72 replies
    Redstate ^ | January 29, ,2016 | Dan McLaughlin
    Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse is one of the best new Senators elected in 2014, and we at RedState were proud to support him in the primaries. After keeping a low profile his first few months in the Senate, the 43 year old freshman has gradually been building a higher profile as a conservative reformer, and has recently started grilling Donald Trump on Twitter. Today, Trump fired back - and Sasse responded in kind, giving The Donald a taste of his own medicine. Sasse started bearing down on Trump on Sunday, beginning by noting - as many elected Republicans have -...
  • Could a Wealthy Candidate Buy Endorsements and Support

    01/29/2016 12:33:10 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/27/2016 | J. Christian Adams
    One of the interesting assumptions infecting this election season is that a self-funded wealthy candidate is less likely to make corrupt deals. If a candidate doesn't solicit money from the public (which, by the way, every candidate for president does), so the story goes, he won't be beholden to do favors. But what if a candidate had a ready reserve of millions? Could that candidate buy off media outlets, public figures and educational institutions? Answer: probably, if he knows how to do the deal. Expenditures on behalf of a campaign, of course, must be reported to the Federal Election Commission....
  • Another View -- Michael Reagan: Trump is no Reagan Republican

    01/27/2016 5:29:52 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 55 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | January 26, 2016 | Michael Reagan
    Mr. Trump, I knew Ronald Reagan. And you’re no Ronald Reagan! Of course, I am stealing that line — with a twist. Donald Trump shouldn’t mind. He’s been stealing my dad for his own purposes. Trump frequently invokes Ronald Reagan’s name to defend his sudden, 180-degree switch from being a life-long, pro-Clinton Democrat to a Reagan Republican. Both men did make a switch, but almost all the similarities between the two end there. Ronald Reagan’s odyssey from Hollywood liberal to conservative backer took place over almost two decades. Starting with his 1964 “Time for Choosing” speech that galvanized Americans for...
  • Trump’s Bread and Circuses … For the Elites

    01/27/2016 2:27:33 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Jan 27, 2016 | T. Elliot Gaiser
    With less than a week to Iowa’s caucus, Donald Trump has convinced enough elected officials, insiders, and lobbyists to prefer him to Sen. Ted Cruz. A field of economics known as “public choice” explains why: Trump threatens their interests less than Cruz. Trump is the candidate of bread and circuses. His rallies feature immense crowds that show up to hear him insult, gloat, boast, growl, bark. Trump is spectacle by design. His campaign operation compares favorably to the French philosophy behind professional wrestling. The wealthy reality TV star rents movie theaters and entertains fans with a combination of ego and...
  • Cruz-Hating Republicans Need a Reality Check

    01/27/2016 11:03:11 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 66 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 25, 2016 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. This sound aphorism may have a less pithy political corollary: Never attribute to strategy what can be explained by emotion. Only this truth can help us understand why Republican officials have started saying they prefer Donald Trump to Senator Ted Cruz as their presidential nominee. Congressional Republicans would supposedly come out ahead with Trump because he would be a stronger nominee and a more cooperative president. These arguments are so weak that they can be understood only as rationalizations for a passionate hatred of Cruz felt by Republicans...
  • Trump Spokesman Flat out Lies about Trump’s Own Words

    01/23/2016 11:15:46 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 133 replies
    Redstate ^ | Leon H. Wolf
    Life as a Trump spokesperson has got to be a degrading existence. Your job, essentially, is to defend every public utterance of a guy who changes positions every half hour, but refuses to ever admit that he has ever been wrong. As the Right Scoop notes, part of the job description of being a Trump spokesman is literally believing that Donald Trump has never been wrong, even when Donald Trump disagrees with previous things Donald Trump has said. Supporters of other candidates do not have to do this. Rubio's supporters don't have to say that Rubio was never involved in...
  • Vanity: I am so sick of the lack of logic used on FR these days.

    01/22/2016 5:36:47 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 130 replies
    JSDude1 | 1/22/2016 | JSDude1
    I am so sick of the lack of logic used on Free Republic when some argue either for or against Trump or Ted Cruz whom I do not support, or at least a declaratory opinion/argument by a creeper who AT LEAST explains his or her line of reasoning/thinking. All of the blustern(either made up in someone's mind) or taken directly from either of the campaigns (which are not based ON ANY evidence other than the candidate or a surrogate's opinions are worth NOTHING). As conservatives, libertarians, tea partiers, Christians, constitutionalists, nationalists/Proud Americans, Republicans, yes even some moderates, shouldn't we at...
  • Ted Cruz Loves The Senate - The Roman Senate

    01/22/2016 12:58:36 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 27 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/22/2016 | Taylor wofford
    RTX22LO4 Why does Ted Cruz, left, make so many references to Cicero, right? And what does that mean for his hopes in the 2016 presidential election? REUTERS U.S.TED CRUZCICERO Ted Cruz's onstage appearance with Sean Hannity was going well. It was February 2015, and Cruz, like all the other GOP hopefuls, was at the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington, D.C., being lobbed softballs by the Fox News talking head. Hannity was playing a little word game. "I'm going to ask you about three people, first words that come to your mind," Hannity said. "Barack Hussein Obama," Hannity prompted. Cruz...
  • Poll: Which GOP Candidates Would Defeat Hillary Clinton In The General Election?(Almost All)

    01/21/2016 6:43:34 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 35 replies
    Hannity.com ^ | 01/21/2016 | Hannity.com Staff
    While many GOP primary voters are looking for a stalwart conservative behind whom to throw their support, electability will almost certainly play a large role in how people choose their candidates in the upcoming primaries. So, just who would perform the best in a potential head-to-head matchup against Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton? According to a recent Fox News poll, all of the top candidates would defeat Clinton in a national contest:
  • Cruz Reports Raising $700K After Iowa's Branstad Called for His Defeat

    01/21/2016 8:28:07 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 20, 2016 | Stephen Kruiser
    HI-larious. Sen. Ted Cruz, responding to a barrage of attacks from a sitting GOP governor and businessman Donald Trump, Wednesday said his campaign raised $700,000 in the hours after he was pointedly criticized by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. Mr. Cruz, speaking to reporters in New Hampshire, said party leaders in Washington are so fearful of his candidacy that he believes they are rallying behind Mr. Trump rather than Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida – a rival of Mr. Cruz’s who has been considered an establishment favorite. With enemies like those, who needs friends, right? Cruz continues to have plenty of...
  • Bob Dole: Bob Dole Sees "Cataclysmic" Losses This Year If Ted Cruz Beats Donald Trump

    01/20/2016 7:38:59 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 1/20/2016 | Allahpundit
    At some point during the past week I entered a Twilight Zone episode where constitutional conservative Sarah Palin thinks Donald Trump is the future of America and elder statesmen Bob Dole thinks Ted Cruz, more so than the third-party-flirting former Democrat Trump, is the one with the loyalty problem to the GOP. Incidentally, didn’t this guy endorse Jeb Bush? Why is he talking up Trump here? “I question his allegiance to the party,” Mr. Dole said of Mr. Cruz. “I don’t know how often you’ve heard him say the word ‘Republican’ — not very often.” Instead, Mr. Cruz uses the...
  • Thoughts From My Week In New Hampshire With Ted Cruz

    01/20/2016 7:09:15 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | January 20, 2016 | Eliana johnson
    Exeter, N.H. — I’ve spent the past couple of days on the campaign trail in New Hampshire with Ted Cruz. A few things are immediately clear: Cruz is an incredibly disciplined campaigner: There’s general agreement among the reporters covering him, including the network embeds who have been with him for months, that he’s a boring candidate from the media’s perspective because he so rarely veers off message. Another reporter offhandedly compared him to Jeb Bush, whom he said he’d enjoyed spending time with far more because Bush was like a little kid who got himself into trouble any time he...
  • Would Donald Trump Be a Pro-Abortion President?

    01/20/2016 3:38:22 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 62 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 17, 2016 | John McCormack
    When Ben Carson was rising in the polls, Donald Trump was quick to attack the former neurosurgeon for being "pro-abortion not so long ago." The attack was more than a bit hypocritical because Trump himself was "very" pro-abortion not so long ago. In 1999, Tim Russert asked Trump if he would support a ban on "abortion in the third-trimester" or "partial-birth abortion." "No," Trump replied. "I am pro-choice in every respect." Trump explained his views may be the result of his "New York background." Now that Ted Cruz has attacked Trump's "New York values," Trump's views on abortion will be...
  • Rep. Ken Buck (CO) Endorses Ted Cruz For President

    01/20/2016 1:49:35 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 12 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | January 20, 2016 2:28 PM | CBS Denver Staff
    GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4)– Colorado Congressman Ken Buck has thrown his support behind fellow Republican Ted Cruz for president. Buck, a Republican representing Northern Colorado, announced his endorsement on Wednesday. He will also serve as the Colorado chairman for Cruz’s campaign. “We need a strong, conservative leader in the White House,” said Buck in a statement. “Ted Cruz is that leader. He has consistently and passionately fought hard against the Washington establishment in order to restore the power back to the American people. We need Ted in 2016 in order to help restore America back to the principles that made this...
  • The Republican establishment really, really doesn’t like Ted Cruz

    01/19/2016 12:49:55 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    There's an assumption among casual consumers of politics that establishment Republicans loathe Donald Trump. Not really true. Yes, they worry about what Trump might do downballot to the GOP if he is the nominee. But most view him with some mix of puzzlement and fascination. The Republican establishment saves its actual hatred for one man and one man only: Ted Cruz. Witness Terry Branstad, the four-term governor of Iowa and, without question, the face of the Republican establishment in the state. On Tuesday, he told reporters that he wants to see Cruz beaten in the Iowa caucuses in 13 days...
  • Iowa governor wants Ted Cruz defeated

    01/19/2016 12:27:37 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | Tues, Jan 19, 2016 | MJ Lee
    Altoona, Iowa (CNN)—Iowa's Republican Gov. Terry Branstad called for Ted Cruz's defeat Tuesday, in a dramatic and highly public repudiation of the Texas senator just two weeks out from the Iowa caucuses. Speaking to a small group of reporters at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit in Altoona, where several 2016 presidential candidates are slated to speak, Branstad labeled Cruz a "big oil" candidate whose victory would be "very damaging to our state." "It would be a big mistake for Iowa to support him," Branstad said. "And I know he's ahead in the polls but the only poll that counts is...
  • Lindsey Graham Goes Off: Ted Cruz Is Worse Than Donald Trump [VIDEO]

    01/19/2016 10:17:42 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/19/2016 | Steve Guest
    Sen. Lindsey Graham says that Sen. Ted Cruz is not a more acceptable nominee than Donald Trump. Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Graham said Trump’s “message is not a good message for us. And it will catch up with us in general. So if you really want to make Hillary Clinton president of the United States, vote for Donald Trump. Dishonest beats crazy.” Graham, who has endorsed Jeb Bush, was asked by NBC’s Willie Geist, “If Donald Trump is not acceptable candidate to you, Ted Cruz is close behind him in a lot of the polls. Leading him a little...
  • Conservative Activists Ignore Leader (Eagle Forum), Back Ted Cruz

    01/19/2016 10:06:44 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 28 replies
    Charisma News ^ | January 19, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    Phyllis Schlafly founded the Eagle Forum in 1972 to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policy making. The goal: that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty, respect for family integrity, public and private virtue and private enterprise. The past 40-plus years have arguably been a testament to the Eagle Forum's success. Recently, Schlafly—while not using the words "I endorse"—effectively endorsed Donald Trump for president just before Christmas. She has doubled down on her sentiments more recently, making the argument to Breitbart News the businessman is the...
  • Quotes of The Day (January 17, 2016)

    01/17/2016 4:25:16 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | January 17, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman and GOP presidential frontrunner, has taken off the gloves in his fight with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. What was friendly jabbing in the Fox Business Channel debate has gotten nasty as Trump now directly questions Cruz’s eligibility to serve as president and the $1 million loan Cruz took from Goldman Sachs to jumpstart his Senate campaign. “Goldman Sachs owns him, he will do anything they demand. Not much of a reformer!” Trump tweeted. “Ted Cruz purposely, and illegally, did not list on his personal disclosure form personally guaranteed loans from banks,” Trump added. “They own...
  • Trump was for de Blasio before he was against him

    01/17/2016 12:41:24 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 129 replies
    Redstate ^ | August 16, 2015 | Neil Stevens
    Right now socialist New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is conducting a one man Jihad against Donald Trump, but the fact is, before Trump decided to run for President, Trump was a big fan. Yes, even when it was known that de Blasio was a committed socialist, with a long record of being on the extreme left, Trump was a fan. "I think pretty strongly that he'll end up being a good mayor", Trump said. "Maybe a very good mayor and I don't think he's going to want to kill the golden goose." His positive words, spoken before the election...
  • A Trump/Kasich Ticket?

    01/16/2016 11:42:34 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 198 replies
    National Review ^ | January 16,2014 | Myra Adams
    Is Trump warming to Kasich as his running mate after the last debate? If Donald Trump manages to win the Republican presidential nomination (and this is becoming less of an “if” with each passing day), then he must select a vice-presidential running mate. Surely it will be tough for The Donald to share the national ticket with anyone, but at least he will still be on top. With this decision potentially on the horizon, did Trump spontaneously drop a hint about who could be on his veep short-list during Thursday night’s Republican debate? The answer is yes. Read more at:...
  • Cruz’s Big Chance to Turn Tables on Trump (MSM is key)

    01/13/2016 10:31:52 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 53 replies
    Lifezette.com ^ | January 13, 2016 | Jon Conradi
    Ted Cruz, now locked in a struggle to the political death with reigning campaign champion Donald Trump, faces a make-or-break night at the GOP debate Thursday night. Proving his mettle as a candidate worthy of his post-season position, Cruz has ruggedly endured a sustained week of media battering over Trump’s birtherism blitz, losing little ground. Trump’s all-out offensive raising questions about Cruz’s eligibility because of his birth in Canada – widely held to be a non-issue by constitutional experts — has arrested Cruz’s upward momentum but not caused a collapse. But while Cruz has barely dropped in the polls as...
  • Horowitz: It's Beyond Time for A Cold-Eyed Look At Trump's Record

    01/13/2016 5:50:38 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 71 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 13, 2106 | Daniel Horowitz
    “You’ve convinced me [of the need to pass the Dream Act].” [NBC Latino, 8/22/13] "I hate the concept of it, but on a humanitarian basis with what’s happening, you have to [bring in Syrian refugees]." [Interview with Bill O’Reilly, 9/8/15] Regarding Kim Davis: “Because we had a ruling from the Supreme Court and we are a country of laws and you have to do what the Supreme Court ultimately, whether you like the decision or not, and it was a 5-4 decision, whether you like the decision or not, you have to go along with the Supreme Court. That’s the...
  • The Establishment Chooses Trump Over Cruz

    01/13/2016 8:24:53 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 90 replies
    Redstate ^ | 1/13/2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    There is a growing sense among political pundits, especially of the establishment class, that only Ted Cruz has a reasonable shot at stopping Donald Trump. Jeb Bush has already achieved terminal velocity, Christie and Kasich have been unable to break the top 3 in New Hampshire, and Fiorina has been demoted from the debate main stage. Rubio, who was their 6th or 7th choice, has yet to achieve the same kind of liftoff that Cruz has, and he doesn’t have an obvious strategic path to victory like Cruz does. When faced with a choice between Trump and Cruz, the establishment...
  • Watch: Ted Cruz Loses It On Two Hecklers Who Interrupt His Event

    01/12/2016 5:48:52 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 142 replies
    Hannity ^ | January 12. 2016 | Hannity.com Staff
    At an pro-gun rally today, two heckler's rushed the stage as GOP Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz addressed the crowd. Cruz handled the situation with the calm and cool that we have come to expect from the Texas Senator. "What made everybody so weird and sad that they had to come out here," the heckler said as he stood on stage. "Why is everybody so excited about guns?" Cruz calmly approached the man and placed his hand on his shoulder. "Sir, who are you and what're you doing here?" Cruz asked. "Are you a little bit confused?" At that point, security...
  • Psychoanalyzing the Ted Cruz Hatred

    01/12/2016 2:14:28 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 66 replies
    Restate ^ | January 12th, 2016 | Streiff
    It isn't hard because the psyches and pschos are relatively minor I don’t think I’ve ever experienced anything like this quite before. People talk about the establishment being against Reagan in 1980 but that really isn’t the case. Reagan was a two-term California governor. His inner circle was very much tied into the GOP establishment. He’d run for president in 1968 (he carried one state) and 1976. He was known. His opponent was a former member of congress, former CIA director, former UN Ambassador, former Ambassador-equivalent to China, former RNC Chairman George H. W. Bush. Of course, in 1968, 1976,...
  • Politics Ted Cruz is running an well-organized campaign. His super PACs — not so much.

    01/11/2016 9:00:46 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 11, 2016 | Matea Gold and Katie Zezima
    Texas billionaire Darwin Deason and his son Doug are contemplating giving millions to help Ted Cruz win the White House. But first the Dallas investors need to sort out which super PAC should get their money. At least eight independent political groups are jockeying to support Cruz now that he has risen in the polls as perhaps the strongest challenger to front­runner Donald Trump. The dynamic has confused wealthy donors and brought disarray to the otherwise orderly political operation that surrounds the freshman senator from Texas. “We’re trying to figure out who has the best management team, the most efficient...
  • Donald Trump Throws Gasoline On Tire Fire That Is No Labels

    01/11/2016 6:48:50 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 12 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 11, 2016 | Jason Linkins
    POLITICS Donald Trump Throws Gasoline On Tire Fire That Is No Labels It fell to Martin O'Malley to call bulls**t on this. Go figure. 5 hours ago Jason Linkins 'Eat The Press' Columnist, The Huffington Post No Labels, an organization that mulches private equity donor money in the name of getting politicians to hug, held a ceremony in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Monday to reveal which of the 2016 presidential candidates had agreed to make the organization's "Problem Solver Promise." As many could have predicted, but only I did, one of the candidates that made the promise was passel of...
  • These Six Presidential Candidates Have Taken Pledge to be Bipartisan Problem-Solvers

    01/11/2016 6:00:54 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 11, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) want the 2016 presidential pack to make some promises about bipartisanship -- and they've gotten several takers. ...cut... The bipartisan Congressional Problem Solver Caucus was launched in 2014, and now Lieberman and Huntsman have turned their attention to the presidential race with the Problem Solver Promise Pledge. That pledge says the candidate vows to work with both parties to arrive at solutions if elected to the highest office in the land. It also entails candidates committing to begin work on one of four No Labels agenda items within...
  • Ted Cruz's moment: Texan gains national GOP support and positive reviews

    01/09/2016 4:56:19 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 28 replies
    YouGov ^ | January 9, 2016 | Kathy Frankovic
    Ted Cruz trails Donald Trump in national support, but scores equally well or better on certain candidate qualities like readiness to be Commander in Chief and honesty Texas Senator Ted Cruz has emerged as the Republican Party’s strongest challenger to frontrunner Donald Trump, inching up in Economist/YouGov Polls. He is the second choice of 40% of Trump supporters among Republican primary voters, and his favorable ratings have climbed 20 points in the last six months. Cruz’s upward trajectory (nationally as well as in Iowa) helps to explain recent sharp attacks made by Trump against the Texas Senator. So far there...
  • New FoxNews Poll Shows Every GOP Candidate And Their Dogs Beating Hillary

    01/09/2016 11:55:21 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 31 replies
    Redstate ^ | January 9, 2015 | Streiff
    FoxNews released a new poll on Friday. As I've said many times, at this stage of the game it is foolish to focus on specific numbers. Divining what the voting cohort of November 2016 will look like is virtually impossible. But what the polls, taken as a group, can show us are trends. First we'll look at the topline numbers and then try to scratch around in the seething, effervescing puddle of intergers and see what we can see. National Topline. Trump 35, Cruz 20, Rubio 13, Carson 10, Christie 2, Bush 4, Paul 2, Fiorina 3, Kasich 2, Huckabee...
  • Epiphany: What Was Cruz or Rubio Is Now Cruz or Trump

    01/06/2016 1:20:10 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/6/2016 | Roger Kimball
    With the next Republican debate scheduled for later this month, I thought it might be worth stepping back to ask about the state of play on the political field. The first item of business is TRUMPERY. I last wrote at any length about The Donald at the end of July when he was first really soaring in the polls. “I don’t think Donald Trump will be the GOP candidate in 2016,” I wrote then, and I still believe that. But I also continue to believe, as I said then, that Donald Trump “has raised some issues that the high and...
  • Rubio Support for Article V Convention Causes Establishment Heartburn

    01/01/2016 7:10:39 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 42 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | Jan 1, 2016 | CR Wire
    Senator Marco Rubio's recent support for an Article V Convention of the States is causing some folks heartburn. Noah Rothman at Commentary calls Rubio's support for a Convention of the States a Pander for the Ages. Rather than taking Rubio at his word and assuming this is a principled stand, Rothman argues that Rubio's support for the Convention of the States is a politically strategic rouse. As a political maneuver, Rubio’s latest is a deft one. Hardened by influential talk show hosts who have spent months inveighing against his support of a 2013 immigration reform bill, Rubio will need to...