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  • Cruz Shreds Media for Wanting 'Coronation' of Trump as GOP Nominee So He Can Lose to Hillary

    03/06/2016 8:43:00 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 240 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 6, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    Republican presidential candidate and Senator Ted Cruz (Tex.) sat for an interview with CBS’s John Dickerson Friday afternoon in National Harbor, Maryland that aired on Face the Nation and lambasted the media for “hav[ing] a coronation” of Donald Trump as the GOP nominee so he could be viciously defeated by Hillary Clinton in November.  While discussing the possibility of a brokered Republican National Convention, Cruz pointed to how he’s remained close to Trump in the delegate count but at the same time, “the media wants to just have a coronation” of Trump “because the media knows Donald can't win the...
  • Ted Cruz's huge surge in Election Day voting in Louisiana

    03/06/2016 8:37:46 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 95 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 6 at 8:02 AM | Philip Bump
    One of two things happened in Louisiana. We know that the margins between the top three candidates in the state shifted dramatically between votes cast by absentee ballot and those cast on Saturday, the day of the election. That means that either that: 1) A candidate had a very strong get-out-the-vote effort, or 2) There was a broad shift in attitudes about the candidates.When we looked at this Saturday night, it wasn't clear which was the case. Now, we have a better sense.If we look at the votes in counties* for which we have data (culled from the AP's initial...
  • About That Trade Deficit that Trump Rails About, Check Out This Hypocrisy

    02/29/2016 2:56:59 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    Polistick ^ | February 28, 2016 | Jennifer Burke
    Donald Trump has become the epitome of “do what I say, not as I do” during this 2016 GOP presidential primary. The bombastic billionaire and reality TV star has had the audacity to call Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz “nasty,” though one quick look at his Twitter feed reveals him to be so nasty that Webster’s dictionary should have his picture as the definition of the word.Trump has spent a lot of time railing against the trade deficit with China and the number of manufacturing jobs that the U.S. has lost with so much manufacturing being done in China....
  • Ted Cruz's Case for a Reagan-Style Military Buildup

    02/29/2016 2:46:45 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    National ^ | February 29, 2016 | Robert C. O'Brien
    The next commander in chief will face a stark reality: for eight years, President Obama systematically drained resources from our armed services. It will no longer matter why or how he did it. All that will matter is what happens next.While President Obama may have been hoping that unilateral disarmament on the part of the United States would result in similar behavior from other major powers, the opposite has happened. Both China and Russia are engaged in significant military buildups and aggressive behavior from Ukraine to Syria to the South China Sea.Iran, which had been restrained by one of the...
  • Business Legend Jack Welch: 'The CRAZIEST Thing in This Election is People Calling Ted Cruz a Liar'

    02/29/2016 2:39:31 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 97 replies
    PoliStick ^ | February 27, 2016 | Matthew K. Burke
    In perhaps the craziest election season in decades, if not ever, singling out one item as the kookiest is virtually impossible.However, Former GE CEO Jack Welch, widely considered one of the most successful businessmen in history, said that Donald Trump and Marco Rubio calling constitutional conservative Ted Cruz a “liar” without being able to back it up is the “craziest” thing of this election cycle.Appearing on FOX News with host Neil Cavuto, Jack Welch said: “The craziest thing in this election has been the idea of people calling Ted Cruz a liar. I’ve watched this guy for the last 18...
  • Dear Evangelical Trumpsters

    02/29/2016 10:20:53 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 53 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | Feb. 29, 2016 | Lloyd Marcus
    My 87-year-old black dad has been a Christian pastor for over 50 years. I phoned, Dad, what do I say to Christians who support Trump rather than Ted Cruz? Dad replied, Trump says he is a Christian. Matthews 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Ted Cruz is the only candidate who grasps the intensity of the Democrats', mainstream medias and homosexual activists' assault on religious liberty. Cruz has a peerless record of furiously fighting against it. When the Supreme Court, in essence, made it against the law to follow Gods Word, which disapproves of homosexuals changing Gods...
  • Cruz: Trump will 'bargain away' rights

    02/29/2016 10:15:41 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/28/16 12:08 PM | Daniel Chaitin
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says he will not "bargain away" certain rights in order to cut deals with Democrats in Congress if he is elected president. "We've had too many deals in Washington. It's why we're bankrupting our kids and grandkids," Cruz told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. That's an attempt by Cruz to distance himself from Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, a billionaire businessman who says he will cut deals if elected to the White House. "I am not going to compromise on the Bill of Rights," Cruz said. "I'm not going to bargain away your religious liberty. I'm...
  • Donald Trump Lies About Calling George W. Bush a Liar

    02/19/2016 1:44:06 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 97 replies
    Politicstick ^ | February 16, 2016 | Matthew K. Burke
    During last Saturday night’s GOP debate, Donald Trump joined the likes of radical leftists Code Pink, Rosie O’Donnell, Michael Moore, Nancy Pelosi , Harry Reid and Charles Schumer in accusing Republican president George W. Bush administration of knowingly lying about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction (WMD’s), and sending America to war anyway.“I want to tell you. They lied,” Trump said Saturday night. “They said there were weapons of mass destruction, there were none. And they knew there were none. There were no weapons of mass destruction,” he shouted.Setting aside the inconvenient truth that there is irrefutable evidence that Saddam...
  • Donald Trump Just Publicly Embraced the WORST Part of Obamacare [VIDEO] [Ind. Mandate]

    02/19/2016 12:18:37 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 265 replies
    PoliStick ^ | February 19, 2016 | Matthew K. Burke
    Donald Trump: “I like the mandate.” Donald Trump has often promised to repeal the “disaster” that is Obamacare and he’s right, it is a disaster.But at Thursday night’s CNN Republican Presidential Town Hall in South Carolina, Donald Trump embraced what is easily the worst part of Obamacare, the anti-free market “individual mandate” which forces Americans to buy only government-approved health care insurance, whether they want to or not.To justify his support for the Obamacare mandate, Donald Trump uses leftist talking points of not wanting people to “die in the streets,” as if they has ever happened in America — before...
  • Ted Cruz: 'The Bill of Rights Hangs in the Balance' in Supreme Court Nomination

    02/19/2016 11:29:07 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 45 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 19, 2016 | Fred Lucas
    GREENVILLE, S.C. - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said what's at stake in the battle over the Supreme Court and what could be at stake in the presidential election is the Bill of Rights."Our very bill of rights hangs in the balance," Cruz told about 5,000 people gathered for the Conservative Convention two days ahead of the South Carolina primary. "We are one vote away from a radical 5-4 majority."Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas and 2016 presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign event in Aiken, South Carolina, U.S., on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. Cruz trails front runner, Donald Trump,...
  • Cruz rises against Trump in South Carolina poll

    02/19/2016 10:48:11 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/19/16 06:07 AM EST | Nick Gass
    Ted Cruz has made a deep cut into Donald Trump's advantage in South Carolina, according to a new poll released on Friday.The survey of likely Republican primary voters, conducted by Marist for NBC News and The Wall Street Journal, suggests a sudden tightening GOP race only a day before Saturday's potentially pivotal contest — and after weeks when it seemed Trump would romp in the first-in-the-South primary.Story Continued BelowWhile Trump leads Cruz 28 percent to 23 percent, his edge is barely outside the margin of error, in stark contrast to polls released in recent days that showed him with a...
  • Veterans Shouldn't Trust Trump

    02/18/2016 6:30:59 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 85 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 22, 2016 | Aaron MacLean
    The billionaire's 'love' for them is recent, shallow, and insincere. If there’s one thing Donald Trump wants veterans to know, it's that he loves us, he's going to take care of us, and by the way, he's going to rebuild the military so that it's "so big, so strong, so powerful, nobody is going to mess with us." Going into South Carolina-a state where something like a quarter of voters in past Republican primaries had served in the armed forces, where there are eight military bases, and where there are tens of thousands of military retirees-it's important for Trump that...
  • Donald Trump’s Art of the Fail

    02/18/2016 6:00:37 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | January 31, 2016 | Michael Kruse
    Even if he loses at the polls, Trump will call it a win. It's what he's always done. In a boardroom on the 26th floor of Trump Tower, in a meeting in the late 1980s in the offices of the Trump Organization, one of Donald Trump's deputies had had it. Blanche Sprague earlier in the day had learned of the death of a friend in a car wreck, and Trump was berating one of the people seated at the conference table, and so Sprague angrily stood up. "It just became too much," she said the other day on the...
  • Operation Gideon: Cruz's South Carolina salvation

    02/18/2016 5:43:30 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/18/16 05:52 PM EST | Jonathan Easley
    Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is betting that an old-time religious revival will deliver him victory in South Carolina's GOP primary on Saturday. When Cruz announced Thursday that 300 Christian leaders across the state had endorsed him, it was the culmination of what the campaign has dubbed "Operation Gideon." It's an alliance among a close-knit group of prominent Christians in South Carolina who are leveraging their positions as faith leaders to influence their thousands of followers to join them in supporting the Texas senator for president. Among Cruz's most influential supporters in the 300: Bob Jones III, the chancellor of the...
  • Trump's Kryptonite

    02/18/2016 3:15:35 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | Feb. 18, 2016, at 2:20 p.m. | Jean Card
    <p>Watching presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz this week was like watching the bully's punch painfully hit the book the nerd had hidden in his jacket. It was fun to see.</p> <p>Bully in chief Donald Trump likes to throw litigious punches, and a lot of people are scared of them, understandably. Getting sued hurts. A lot. (Come to think of it, any form of bullying is pretty painful.) But we learned this week that Cruz can't be bullied by Trump.</p>
  • Despite Criticism of Pope, Donald Trump Questioned Rival's Christianity

    02/18/2016 1:53:12 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 144 replies
    ABC ^ | Feb 18, 2016, 2:55 PM ET | EVAN MCMURRY
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacted strongly to Pope Francis' criticism of his immigration policies as "not Christian" this afternoon, calling Francis' questioning of his faith "disgraceful." But today's battle comes after Trump himself has spent days repeatedly questioning the faith of his biggest rival, Ted Cruz. "I've never seen anybody that lied as much as Ted Cruz," Trump said at a press conference Monday. "And he goes around saying he's a Christian. I don't know, you're going to have to really study that." At a Tuesday rally in North Augusta, South Carolina, Trump said Cruz "holds up the Bible...
  • Report: Pro-Ted Cruz super PAC goes after Marco Rubio in new advertisements

    02/18/2016 7:26:31 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | February 18, 2016 | Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster
    A super PAC supporting Ted Cruz has its eyes trained on Marco Rubio.According to James Hohmann's The Daily 202, Keep the Promise I, a Cruz super PAC, is launching four new advertisements, including one that hits Rubio on immigration. The 30-second spot features Senate Democratic leaders talking about Rubio's involvement in a biapartisan immigration bill proposed several years ago.The words "Marco Rubio has some strange friends when it comes to immigration" flash on the screen, before clips of Sens. Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer begin airing.Hohmann reports the super PAC is also sending a mailer to more than 250,000 likely...
  • If Trump Didn't Like the Cruz 'Supreme Trust' Ad He Will Have Another Melt Down Over the [TRUNC]

    02/18/2016 7:16:42 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 44 replies
    RedState ^ | February 17th, 2016 | Dan Spencer
    Donald Trump was so unhappy about the Cruz Campaign’s “Supreme Trust” ad that he sent a “cease and desist” letter demanding that the Cruz campaign immediately stop running the ad featuring Trump currently running in South Carolina. During an epic press conference Sen. Ted Cruz rejected Trump’s frivolous demands. In its response the Cruz campaign said the ad is not an attempt to mislead the public: The objective of the ad is precisely the opposite – to provide the voters of South Carolina with important and accurate information so that they can make an informed decision when they go to...
  • Ted Cruz campaign will air ad 'with greater frequency' after cease-and-desist request from Donald

    02/18/2016 7:09:17 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 61 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | Feb 17 2016 5:00 pm | Maya T. Prabhu
    COLUMBIA — Feuding in the Republican presidential primary kicked up a notch Wednesday when Sen. Ted Cruz responded to a cease-and-desist request from Donald Trump’s camp asking him to stop airing a TV ad with a blunt call of “file the lawsuit.” Cruz told reporters the letter accused his campaign of misleading the public in a commercial that includes older footage of Trump saying he is “very pro-choice.” “The letter said this attack ad, as they called it, is not only completely disingenuous but replete with lies, false defamatory and destructive statements and downright fabrications,” Cruz said during a...
  • Rudy Giuliani: Trump 'Absolutely Wrong' About 9/11 and George W. Bush [VIDEO] [Trump lies again]

    02/17/2016 7:34:08 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 153 replies
    Polistick ^ | February 17, 2016 | Matthew K. Burke
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was mayor during the horrific 9/11 Islamic terrorist attacks that brought down the World Trade Center — the twin towers — and resulted in the tragic death of over 3,000 Americans, says that Donald Trump calling George W. Bush a liar over the matter is “absolutely wrong.”Giuliani, appearing on FOX & Friends Wednesday morning, said that while he may turn out to be a supporter of Trump’s, perhaps even during the primary and even considers him a friend, his blame of President Bush for 9/11 is way out of bounds.“What he said...
  • Alan Hays contends Ted Cruz can return U.S. to founding principles

    02/17/2016 7:22:40 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | February 17, 2016 | Mitch Perry
    Alan Hays is Ted Cruz‘ champion in Tallahassee. The state senator from Umatilla is the co-chairman - along with Lakeland Rep. Neil Combee - of the Texas senator’s presidential campaign in Florida. He’ll be among the special guests appearing at a rally for Cruz this Saturday in Clearwater. The rally will be sans Cruz, who […]“He has proven that he is willing to stand up against the establishment,” Hays said Tuesday afternoon, after the Senate Committee on Ethics and Elections meeting.“We’re in the predicament that we are in this country because of 40 years of going on to get along,...
  • National Poll Surprise! Cruz Tops Trump

    02/17/2016 7:10:34 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 113 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 17, 2016
    In an NBC/WSJ poll released today, Ted Cruz leads Donald Trump by two points nationally. Cruz has 28 percent to Trump’s 26 percent. Rubio is third with 17 percent, followed by Kasich at 11, Carson at 10, and Bush in last place at 4 percent. “The results from the poll -- conducted after Trump's victory in New Hampshire, as well as after Saturday's GOP debate in South Carolina -- are a significant reversal from last month, when Trump held a 13-point lead over Cruz, 33 percent to 20 percent.” Donald Trump has polled first in 31 consecutive national polls since...
  • WATCH: Ted Cruz backs personhood in powerful new campaign video

    02/17/2016 6:34:29 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Wed Feb 17, 2016 - 2:25 pm EST | Ben Johnson
    CHARLESTON, SC, February 17, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - In a hard pitch for evangelical support, Ted Cruz embraced personhood and said the right to life is the most definitive issue in politics. "No issue reveals the true character of a candidate for public office more than the life issue," Cruz said in the new video, which was released yesterday. "It's more than a litmus test. It's a window to the soul." It's also the most effective political barometer when measuring candidates, because "if they're bad on life they're always - repeat, always - bad on everything else, too." "The right to...
  • Ted Cruz Video: As President I Will Do Everything Possible to End Abortion

    02/17/2016 12:39:24 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 64 replies
    LifeNews ^ | Feb 17, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is one of the pro-life candidates seeking the GOP nod to take on pro-abortion Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. Cruz has a long pro-life track record in office and it’s one he says in a new video he will continue as president."A candidate that can't be trusted to protect the right to life can't be trusted to protect any of our other God-given rights either. When you look at the voting records of politicians…if they're bad on life, they're always — I repeat always — bad on everything else, too,” Cruz says in the new...
  • Cruz Tells Trump Go Ahead and Sue Me

    02/17/2016 12:32:01 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 69 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 17, 2016
    Ted Cruz had a message for Donald Trump during a press conference in Seneca, SC Wednesday: Go ahead and sue me.The Trump campaign has threatened Ted Cruz with a lawsuit claiming defamation in one of Cruz's recent TV ads. The ad attacks Trump's record on abortion by running old clips of the candidate describing himself as "very pro-choice."At the press conference, Cruz called the cease and desist letter one of the most "frivolous" he's ever seen, and noted Trump's lifetime pattern of frivolous lawsuit threats.Watch the clip of the press conference below:WATCH HEREIn the last few days Trump has been...
  • Senator Jim DeMint Defends Ted Cruz

    02/17/2016 10:34:43 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 78 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | February 17, 2016, 12:16pm | Erick Erickson
    I filled in for Herman Cain earlier today and had on Senator Jim DeMint, the current President of the Heritage Foundation and former Senator from South Carolina.The interview was about the Supreme Court, but I had to ask DeMint about the attacks on Cruz in South Carolina. Neither Cruz nor Rubio would be in the Senate but for Jim DeMint’s Senate Conservatives Fund supporting them.Senator DeMint told me he knows Ted Cruz, knows he is honest, and knows that the attacks are coming because Cruz fights Washington. Washington politicians, in turn, have decided they have to take out Ted Cruz.You...
  • Ted Cruz to Donald Trump: Sue me

    02/17/2016 10:15:49 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 197 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed February 17, 2016 | Gloria Borger and Eugene Scott
    Seneca, South Carolina (CNN)Ted Cruz is calling Donald Trump's bluff.Cruz slammed Marco Rubio and Donald Trump during a dramatic press conference Wednesday that underscored the escalating tension among Republicans ahead of Saturday's South Carolina primary. But it was his broadside against Trump that sounded like a challenge: sue me."I have to say to Mr. Trump you have been threatening frivolous lawsuits for your entire adult life," Cruz said at a press conference in South Carolina. "If you want to file a lawsuit ... file the lawsuit."He said Wednesday said that Trump's lawyers have sent his campaign a cease and desist...
  • Former Sen. Tom Coburn Catches Donald Trump Lying About Ted Cruz; Trump Keeps Lying Anyway

    02/17/2016 8:32:27 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    PoliStick ^ | February 16, 2016 | Matthew K. Burke
    Retired U.S. Senator Tom Coburn is not happy about being misquoted by bombastic billionaire and reality TV actor Donald Trump in the real estate mogul’s latest attempt to perform character assassination against constitutional conservative presidential candidate Ted Cruz.As part of the onslaught of baseless personal attacks against Cruz, Trump retweeted quotes supposedly attributed to the former Oklahoma senator.The quote attributed to Tom Coburn, which called Cruz “one of the most dishonest people in DC,” was never spoken or written by him, according to the former senator in a phone interview with the Washington Examiner.Instead, Coburn called the quote an “absolute...
  • Rep. Tim Huelskamp endorses Ted Cruz for president

    02/17/2016 7:09:37 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies
    CJ Online ^ | February 16, 2016 - 4:39pm | Justin Wingerter
    Tea party congressman calls senator 'a full spectrum conservative' U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp has endorsed U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas for president."Ted Cruz is a full spectrum conservative that the people of Kansas should rally behind," Huelskamp, a Republican, said in a statement. "I have seen Senator Cruz stand up for conservative principles in Washington time and time again."Cruz called Huelskamp an outspoken advocate for conservative social stances, including traditional marriage and protecting religious liberties."He is a man that has stood up to the Washington Cartel to fight for conservative principles," the Texas senator said. "Congressman Huelskamp has been...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Donald Trump Doesn't Believe His Own Attacks Against Ted Cruz

    02/17/2016 7:01:18 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 114 replies
    Polistick ^ | January 18, 2016 | Matthew K. Burke
    “He [Trump] knows that this business of Cruz running around and using the phrase ‘New York values’ was not an insult to anybody about 9/11,” conservative talk show great Rush Limbaugh said on Monday. “Trump knows it,” he reiterated to his vast radio audience.Limbaugh weighed in — perhaps more than at any time previously — on Donald Trump’s recent character assassination against Ted Cruz, who has skyrocketed into second place behind Trump in all national polls, saying Trump is making a “strategic error” attacking Cruz on the “birther” issue, as well as calling Cruz a “nasty person” as he did...
  • Thomas Sowell endorses Ted Cruz, slams ‘overgrown spoiled brat’ Donald Trump

    02/16/2016 6:23:35 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 209 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Economist and conservative thinker Thomas Sowell has endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for president, saying his Republican rival Donald Trump would lead the party — and the country — to “disaster.”In an op-ed Tuesday for Real Clear Politics, Mr. Sowell,. . . . . “Whatever the achievements of anyone in some other field, we cannot afford a novice in the complex world of politics and government at a time of grave dangers at home and internationally,” Mr. Sowell wrote. “Some seem to think that Donald Trump’s lead in the polls and in the New Hampshire primary make him the most...
  • Trump Camp FABRICATES Quote of Tom Coburn In Order To Smear Ted Cruz

    02/16/2016 5:51:49 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    RedState ^ | February 16th, 2016 at 04:30 PM | Caleb Howe
    And Sen. Coburn is TICKED. This tweet probably alarmed a lot of people. Dan Scavino, of the Trump campaign, claimed that Tom Coburn trashed Ted Cruz as “without a doubt, one of the most dishonest people in DC.” That would indeed be a scandalous and damaging thing if it had happened. But it didn’t happen. It’s a lie. First, take a look the firestorm: Unreal! Highly respected Senator Tom Coburn- said this about Cruz:— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 16, 2016 So it is presented as a quote, and retweeted by The Donald himself. No clean hands here.Luckily, Jake...
  • Medal of Honor recipient endorses Ted Cruz

    02/16/2016 5:40:56 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/16/16 5:14 PM | Jacqueline Klimas
    Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer has endorsed Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican's campaign announced on Tuesday. Meyer, a former Marine who earned the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan, will join Cruz on the campaign trail in South Carolina, according to the release. "We need a commander in chief who works with our allies and makes it known that certain actions against the United States and its allies will not be tolerated. I am confident that Ted Cruz has the ability and resolve to be commander-in-chief," Meyer said in a statement.Meyer was briefly engaged to Bristol Palin, daughter...
  • Ted Cruz fires back at Trump for lawsuit threat and name-calling

    02/16/2016 5:30:29 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 123 replies
    FoxNews Lation ^ | February 16, 2016/
    With the Republican primary in South Carolina just days away, Ted Cruz has stepped up his fight with Donald Trump, who is threatening to sue him unless he stops airing what the billionaire candidate calls "false ads" and retracts what he called a series of lies. Cruz questioned both Trump's conservative credentials and whether he had the temperament to be president. "The people of South Carolina want a consistent conservative they can trust," Cruz told reporters before his rally in Aiken. Cruz, who is trying to weaken Trump's standing among South Carolina's social conservatives and evangelical Christians, also released a...
  • Ted Cruz hits Donald Trump on abortion in new ad

    02/16/2016 1:10:26 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 84 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 15, 2016, 8:20 AM | Rebecca Kaplan/
    It took less than 48 hours for the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to make its way into an attack ad in the 2016 election, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz warning that businessman Donald Trump cannot be trusted to nominate Scalia's replacement.In a new television ad entitled "Supreme Trust," a narrator ticks off a list of issues that have come before the Supreme Court."Life, marriage, religious liberty, the Second Amendment. We're just one Supreme Court justice away from losing them it all," the narrator says.The ad then cuts to footage from Donald Trump's interview on "Meet the Press"...
  • Ted Cruz in South Carolina: Commanders shouldn't worry about "gluten-free MREs"

    02/16/2016 11:46:05 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 38 replies
    RedState ^ | February 16th, 2016 at 11:59 AM | Neil Stevens
    Now that the GOP race has moved out of the left-wing northeast, where Donald Trump shined, Ted Cruz is back in motion, getting bold when speaking to crowds in South Carolina.Like fellow conservative Marco Rubio, who’s also showing gains in the state, Ted Cruz is making it clear that if he were President, America would have a stronger military ready to keep our country safe.Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks to supporters on the Statehouse steps in Concord, N.H., Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, after filing papers to be on the nation’s earliest presidential primary ballot. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)Cruz...
  • Cruz's military buildup dwarfs other candidates' proposals

    02/16/2016 10:27:57 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/16/16 12:37 PM | Jacqueline Klimas
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday proposed the largest military build up of any of the Republicans vying to be president. The plan features growth in numbers of troops, airplanes and ships.The Texas Republican talked about how he would build a military with "more tooth, less tail" if elected as the next commander in chief. The plan also far exceeds the administration's request for fiscal 2017.Cruz would build up the active duty Army to 525,000 soldiers. The Army's troop level in 2016 was about 475,000 soldiers, but is planning to draw down in fiscal 2017 to 460,000 and an eventual goal...
  • Ted Cruz pitches military buildup: 'More tooth, less tail'

    02/16/2016 10:19:38 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/16/16 12:24 PM EST | Shane Goldmacher
    MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. - Days before the primary in military-heavy South Carolina, Ted Cruz came to a warship here to deliver a detailed plan to rebuild America's military after what he called "years of neglect" under President Barack Obama."More tooth, less tail – that will be our guiding philosophy," Cruz declared.In a sign of the speech's seriousness and importance, Cruz, who prefers to speak extemporaneously, stood at a lectern in a blue suit and tie and spoke from notes, with American flags and war planes behind him, aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown.For much of the 2016 race, Cruz has sought a...
  • Trump Becomes UNHINGED, Issues 9-Paragraph Statement on 'Unstable' 'Liar' Ted Cruz

    02/15/2016 9:08:22 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 169 replies
    Polistick ^ | February 15, 2016 | Greg Campbell
    It seems clear that the Republican presidential primary has taken a turn for the bizarre when Donald Trump has the gall to call another competitor "unstable."Donald Trump has undeniably changed the national conversation surrounding this election. A frontrunner from the jump, Trump has unapologetically bashed political correctness and has stirred the pot that, quite frankly, desperately needed stirring.His bomb-throwing antics and jabs have entertained and inserted some chaos into the controlled devolution of the GOP. But has he now gone too far?In truth, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump should be fighting side-by-side. Both contenders despise the raw deal that Americans...
  • New Ted Cruz Ad Super Glues Planned Parenthood To Donald Trump’s Butt

    02/15/2016 8:56:16 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 188 replies
    RedState ^ | February 15th, 2016 at 06:00 PM | streiff
    In Saturday night’s debate, Ted Cruz took Donald Trump’s longstanding… and current… support for Planned Parenthood, hung it around Trump’s neck, set it on fire (metaphorically) and chased Trump through the streets. It was a horrific example of a blustering bully called out on his own record and being made to own it. If you haven’t seen it, you owe it to yourself to check it out:WATCH HERE:Now Cruz has followed this up with an attack directly linking Trump to Planned Parenthood and the Center for Medical Progress investigative videos. WATCH HERE: TRANSCRIPTVO:Ted Cruz and I approve this message.REPORTER:...
  • June 19, 2013 Flashback: Ted Cruz speaks out against ‘Gang of Eight’ bill (video)

    02/15/2016 8:34:40 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    Ted Cruz You Tube Account via ^ | Published on June 19, 2013 | Ted Cruz via Renee Nal
    Cruz on Gang of Eight bill June 2013Cruz has been heavily slandered (repeatedly) on illegal immigration, despite the fact that he has been the most consistent on border security and amnesty. In this little-noticed video, Senator Ted Cruz speaks out against the lack of border protections in the Gang of Eight bill in 2013.This video is worth watching just for the jaw-dropping figures he produces on the cost – including the human cost – of illegal immigration. Watch here:
  • Trump threatens legal action against Cruz, third-party run

    02/15/2016 8:18:43 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 120 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 15, 2016 at 6:00pm | Kemberlee Kaye
    Eligibility Trump’s threats to legally challenge Cruz’s eligibility for office are, “not defending a constitutional principle, just emotionally lashing out,” as Professor Jacobson has puts it. Monday, Trump suggested Republicans ought to be thankful he’s willing to take on Cruz’s eligibility. Why? Because Democrats will do so if Cruz is the Republican nominee. Trump also referenced two pending cases on the matter, both filed by other parties.But is Trump pursuing the Cruz/birthright issue because Cruz keeps running attack ads or because he’s doing everyone a favor? Trump himself doesn’t seem to know. And what about Marco Rubio? Will Trump go...
  • Tragedy and Choices: After Scalia, the Case for Cruz (Sowell reverses course)

    02/15/2016 7:49:03 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 40 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2.15.16 | Thomas Sowell
    Amid the petty bickering, loud rhetoric and sordid attack ads in this year's primary election campaigns, the death of a giant - Justice Antonin Scalia - suddenly overshadows all of that. The vacancy created on the Supreme Court makes painfully clear the huge stakes involved when we choose a President of the United States, just one of whose many powers is the power to nominate justices of the Supreme Court.Justice Scalia's passing would be a great loss at any time. But at this crucial juncture in the history of the nation - with 5-to-4 Supreme Court decisions determining what kind...
  • Ted Cruz Plans to Filibuster Any Supreme Court Nominee Made by President Obama

    02/14/2016 8:03:22 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 96 replies
    ABC ^ | Feb 14, 2016, 10:04 AM ET | JESSICA HOPPER
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz said on “This Week” that he plans to filibuster any Supreme Court nominee made by President Obama to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Cruz described the Supreme Court vacancy left by Scalia as having a "profound impact" on the Republican primary that will change the contours of the presidential race. He argued voters -- not a "lame-duck president" -- should decide who will replace the longtime conservative judge who died Saturday. "This is a 5-4 court -- the next election needs to be a referendum on the court," Cruz told ABC News' George...
  • Ted Cruz Got Donald Trump to Defend Planned Parenthood on Stage in South Carolina

    02/14/2016 7:57:27 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 113 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | February 13, 2016, 11:04pm | Erick Erickson
    That was one of the most amazing parts of the CBS Debate and Cruz at his finest.In a feisty exchange related to core principles, Cruz pointed out that Donald Trump had said the federal government should fund Planned Parenthood. Not only did Trump agree that the federal government should fund Planned Parenthood, but Trump praised all the good work Planned Parenthood does.Look for that to be turned into an ad rather quickly. Cruz seriously kicked the snot out of Donald Trump on stage. In fact, during the course of this, Cruz said he liked Trump and Trump thanked Cruz. Less...
  • Conservative Party Officially Endorses Ted Cruz For President

    02/14/2016 7:52:15 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 37 replies ^ | February 14, 2016
    2016 PRESIDENTIAL ENDORSEMENTFor Immediate Release:  Conservative Party Officially Endorses Ted Cruz For PresidentAfter careful consideration and serious reflection, the Conservative Party is pleased to announce it officially endorses Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for President of these United States.Ted Cruz is a solid conservative patriot who has a keen understanding of what is needed to save America from the liberal-induced moral and social decline and the duplicity of a cowardly, hidebound Republican Party establishment that refuses to stop it.Senator Cruz is a shining example of what it really means to be a true social, constitutional and fiscal conservative.   His undergraduate, law...
  • Ted Cruz Fires Back at Marco Rubio in Spanish at Republican Debate

    02/13/2016 8:37:52 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 82 replies
    Time ^ | February 13, 2016 | Maya Rhodan
    The Texas Senator had some words in Spanish for Marco Rubio Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz got into a heated exchange about immigration reform at the Republican presidential debate on Saturday—with Cruz firing back in Spanish in an attempt to get in the last word.Cruz had again accused Rubio of supporting “amnesty” in the U.S. Senate, accusing the junior Senator from Florida of saying so in an interview on the Spanish-language television network Univision.That’s when things got nasty—and bilingual.“I don’t know how he knows what I said on Univision because he doesn’t speak Spanish,” Rubio retorted.Cruz then responded in...
  • Ted Cruz to rally in Florence

    02/13/2016 8:30:30 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies ^ | Feb 13, 2016 5:22 PM PST | Kelly Matter
    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Ted Cruz is expected to rally in Florence on February 15, at 6 p.m. According to, Cruz will take the hot seat at 6 p.m. at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing & Technology, located at 1951 Pisgah Road. Cruz was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012. Prior to that he served as the Solicitor General for the state of Texas and practiced law. Cruz spoke at the Springmaid Beach Resort in January and talked on terrorism, "We will not bargain with terrorists, we will not negotiate with terrorists," said Cruz.
  • Watch Debate Moderator Attack Ted Cruz Over His CORRECT Scalia Answer (VIDEO)

    02/13/2016 8:15:57 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 30 replies
    RedState ^ | February 13th, 2016 at 09:55 PM | Jay Caruso
    This was amazing. John Dickerson is supposed to be the debate moderator and instead he starts getting into a debate with Ted Cruz regarding the appointment of Supreme Court justices during an election year.Cruz rightly pointed out it’s been precedent for 80 years not to do this. Dickerson then started arguing with Cruz about when Justice Anthony Kennedy was appointed and confirmed. Watch this:WATCH HERE!Dickerson said he wanted to get the “facts” out there. There’s only one problem.Cruz was right. Anthony Kennedy was nominated in November 1987. He was confirmed in 1988.
  • Ted Cruz and Ben Carson: Next president should name Scalia replacement

    02/13/2016 8:08:15 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, February 13, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin
    Sen. Ted Cruz, a 2016 GOP presidential contender, said that a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia should be made after President Obama’s successor takes the oath of office.The news of Scalia’s death quickly spilled over onto the campaign trail, where Republicans praised him and offered his family their condolences.Mr. Cruz called Scalia “an American hero” on Twitter and made the case against Mr. Obama having the chance to push forward a replacement.“We owe it to him & the Nation, for the Senate to ensure that the next president names his replacement,” Mr. Cruz said.Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson made...