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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 Interest.org ^ | 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...