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  • Video: Ted Cruz Was Talking About a Wall YEARS Before Trump

    02/07/2016 8:45:29 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    Yesterday I told you how Ted Cruz talked about building a wall months before Donald Trump announced his 2016 presidential candidacy.That post was misleading, and I deeply apologize.Because Ted Cruz was actually talking about a wall years before Trump announced.YEARS.Here’s Ted Cruz, July 17, 2012, during his run for the Texas Senate, supporting building a wall:Watch HERE! MODERATOR: Mr. Cruz. You were asked during April’s Belo Debate if you support building a fence the length of the U.S./Mexico border and here’s what you said. MODERATOR: He supports building a wall along the entire Texas/Mexico border. Is that something that you...
  • Refuge occupier calls for feds to leave Oregon in latest release of videos (8:30 pm Eastern tonight)

    02/07/2016 8:15:46 PM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/7/2016 | Fedor Zarkhin
    In one of a series of videos posted Sunday, an occupier of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge railed against people who destroyed a memorial for a dead occupier, called for the FBI to most leave Oregon, and took a joyride in a pickup truck with government plates. David Fry, 27, said that most communicaton to the refuge had been cut off, and that it was a "miracle" that he was able to get the video out. Fry starts one of the videos by talking about those who destroyed the memorial for Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, a former occupier who was killed...
  • Oh Yeah: Gun Permits Are Surging In Minnesota

    02/07/2016 7:28:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Minnesota residents are lining up to obtain gun permits, with an uptick of 6,000 permits last month. Fears over terrorism and President Obama's recent executive actions on gun control are responsible for the rush, though the Star Tribune added that some of their numbers might be permit renewals. Regardless, there still was a drastic increase in Minnesotans who wish to exercise their Second Amendment rights: Since the beginning of the new year, there have been at least 221,712 active permit holders — a 6,189 increase from December 2015, according to a monthly data report from the state's Bureau of Criminal...
  • The middle-class white men problem

    02/07/2016 6:59:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | February 7, 2016 | James Poulos
    The most interesting question this year for political junkies is who - if anyone - can rebuild Ronald Reagan's electoral coalition. Plenty of candidates would like to do it, and plenty of them want to convince America right now that they're already doing it. But the key group of voters who could make that happen are up for grabs - and they're skeptical. The big cultural story of the year, it's now clear, is how elites and intellectuals now abruptly admit that downwardly mobile middle-class whites, especially men, have become an important constituency and a political problem. "As we know,"...
  • ICYMI: January Set Another Record For Gun Sales

    02/07/2016 6:46:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Last December, we saw 3.3 million background checks being conducted by the FBI on firearm purchases. That's a record number. In all, 23.1 million total checks were run through the National Instant Criminal Background Checks (NICS) system, making 2015 a record year for gun sales. Again, the reasons for the dramatic increase are straightforward. We have a pro-gun control Democratic president; we’ve seen a rash of horrific terrorist attacks; and said president has enacted a series of executive actions on gun control. For January, it was yet another record year, as Stephen Gutowksi of the Free Beacon wrote earlier this...
  • Rubio defends repeated Obama criticism in debate, vows to 'keep saying it' (Says he won)

    02/07/2016 6:20:25 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 33 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Fox News
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on Sunday touted his debate performance, amid criticism about "scripted" responses and him needing to repeat his opposition to President Obama to defend a sustained attack by GOP presidential rival Chris Christie. Christie, the governor of New Jersey, argued during the Saturday night debate that Rubio would be like Obama if elected -- a freshman senator leading the country with essentially no experience running a government. Rubio said several times during the attack that Obama indeed "knows exactly what he's doing," which is trying to make the country "like the rest of the world." On Sunday,...
  • Clinton, Cruz lead in new Talk Business/Hendrix College poll (Arkansas)

    02/07/2016 4:20:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Arkansas Times ^ | February 7, 2016 | Lindsey Millar
    Sen. Ted Cruz holds a narrow lead over Sen. Marco Rubio and Donald Trump among Republican voters in a new Talk Business/Hendrix College poll. Here's the breakdown: 11% Ben Carson 27% Ted Cruz 4% John Kasich 23% Marco Rubio 23% Donald Trump 1% Jeb Bush 1% Gov. Chris Christie 4% Carly Fiorina 6% Don't Know Meanwhile, not surprisingly, Hillary Clinton holds a broad lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders. 57% Hillary Clinton 25% Bernie Sanders 18% Don't Know The poll also asked Republican voters how they felt about Mike Huckabee and Gov. Hutchinson. Both were pretty well liked. Their endorsement of...
  • INSIDE LOOK AT THE 'HOMETOWN' GOP CANDIDATE TED CRUZ

    02/07/2016 1:20:52 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 06, 2016 | Jessica Willey
    HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) -- Long before he was the Senator from Texas or Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, he was a hometown boy carving a path in life. Those who were there for the journey spoke to Eyewitness News. Much has been made about Cruz having been born in Canada. Four years later, he and his family moved to Houston and like many young boys, Ted Cruz could be mischievous and playful. At Clay Road Baptist Church, his first church home in Houston, he was sometimes a prankster. "He would get down and rummage around underneath the seats. In fact...
  • A Panic-Inducing Night for the GOP Establishment

    02/07/2016 1:14:42 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    newrepublic.com ^ | 2/6/16 | Brian Beutler
    At Saturday night's debate, Republicans wanted Marco Rubio to soar and Donald Trump to stumble. The opposite happened. The Republican establishment's fondest hope before Saturday night's debate was that Marco Rubio would deliver yet another solid (if unmemorable) debate performance, and that Donald Trump would fall on his face - compounding the damage he suffered in Iowa, and surrendering more, if not all, of his lead in New Hampshire over to Rubio, who's in second place and climbing. Instead, the establishment got almost exactly the opposite. The single biggest spoiler wasn't Trump, or even Ted Cruz, but New Jersey Governor...
  • Ted Cruz Picks Up Six Endorsements From Rand Paul's Backers

    02/07/2016 1:04:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 7, 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has picked up endorsements from six New Hampshire lawmakers who previously supported Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) presidential bid. From The New Hampshire Union Leader: The six state lawmakers endorsing Cruz are: Rep. Max Abramson of Seabrook, Rep. Eric Eastman of Nashua, Rep. Harold French of Franklin, Rep. Larry Gagne of Manchester, Rep. JR Hoell of Dunbarton, and Rep. Mark McLean of Manchester.
  • The TRUE Super Sunday! The Lord's Day!

    02/07/2016 12:33:18 PM PST · by kindred · 23 replies
    http://www.theignorantfishermen.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | DJP I.F.
    This Super Sunday in America millions will be missing out on the TRUE Super Sunday that transcends time and ETERNITY! The original "Super Sunday", the day that the Savior of the world defeated Death and Hades (Sheol) and rose again from the grave ( Acts 2:22-36; 3:13-18; 4:10-12, 33; 5:29-32; 10:37-43; 13:27-37; 17:23, 30-32; 23:6; 24:14-16; 25:19; 26:68, 22-23, Rev. 1:18) is now the day of the week that His redeemed gather together to hear Almighty God's RIGHTEOUS Word. It is a day set apart by the Father for His saints to enter into His HOLY presence in a very...
  • Article at The Week blatantly lies about Ted Cruz

    02/07/2016 11:07:11 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 67 replies
    New Zeal ^ | February 6, 2016 | Renee Nal
    An "article" posted Thursday by Jeva Lange at The Week blatantly lies about Ted Cruz. And it is not the first time Lange has mischaracterized Cruz's words. The post, titled "Ted Cruz mistakenly claims Jimmy Carter endorsed Donald Trump," gives the reader the false impression that Ted Cruz said former President Jimmy Carter would vote for Donald Trump. Lange writes: ...
  • The Natural Born Citizen Clause as Originally Understood

    02/07/2016 10:07:51 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 118 replies
    Catholic University Law Review ^ | 2015 | Mary Brigid McManamon
    The concluding statement in the article: "The introduction to this Article posed a question: “in the eyes of early Americans, would someone born in a foreign country of American parents be a ‘natural born citizen’ and therefore eligible to be President of the United States?” The pertinent historical materials lead to only one conclusion: aside from children born to U.S. ambassadors or soldiers in hostile armies, the answer is “no.”"
  • Jeb Bush: Media 'Coronated' Marco Rubio After Iowa

    02/07/2016 9:32:47 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/7/16 | Newsmax
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, appearing weary of spending his interview time discussing rival Marco Rubio, told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace he isn't privy to the meetings of the press that have declared the Florida senator a big winner in the GOP presidential race. "Chris, there is some secret squirrel meeting that you guys get to where you decide who wins and who loses," Bush said on the program Sunday morning, a day after the latest GOP debate. "Marco Rubio came in third place in Iowa, and he was coronated. I can't control that. I'm just going to...
  • Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault

    02/07/2016 8:10:45 AM PST · by Cheerio · 20 replies
    Daily News ^ | February 6, 2016 | Laura Bult
    FULL TITLE - Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault weapons in rejection of Maryland law A federal court said that assault weapons are in such "common use" that owning them is a "fundamental right" in a decision that could force the Supreme Court to rule on whether the firearms are legal. On Thursday, a three-judge federal panel dealt a blow to anti-gun violence advocates when they rejected portions of a Maryland gun reform law. The legislation was passed following the Sandy Hook massacre which claimed the lives of 20 children and...
  • Active Shootings Are Just This Fast

    02/07/2016 7:54:30 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    bearingarms.com/ ^ | Bob Owens
    How do you think you'd respond in the event of a so-called "active shooter" situation? Most of us like to think that we'd be able to respond quickly, decisively, and dare I say, it, heroically. The reality of the matter, however, is that the vast majority of people who haven't been properly trained to react would be standing there when the bullets start flying, thinking "this can't be happening to me," as they start taking rounds.
  • Trump is Right: GOP Debate Audience is Packed Full of Republican Donors

    02/07/2016 7:51:46 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 104 replies
    informationliberation.com ^ | 2/6/16 | Chris Menahan
    If you ever wondered why the man leading overwhelmingly in the polls gets booed to hell at these republican debates and gets minimal applause and frequent consternation from the audiences, Trump has given us the answer: the audiences are packed full of top republican donors. Trump in a "drop the mic" type moment pointed this out after members of the audience booed him for supporting eminent domain, "That's all of his donors and special interests out there," Trump said, who noted Jeb and everyone else in the debate also supports eminent domain when it comes to the Keystone pipeline. "That's...
  • Washington University and United Way join forces on gun violence prevention

    02/07/2016 7:45:41 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    source.wustl.edu ^ | 2/5/2016 | Julie Hail Flory
    Washington University in St. Louis and the United Way of Greater St. Louis have formed a joint partnership that aims to provide support and resources to local initiatives that are uniting in their efforts to combat gun violence in the region.
  • Marco Rubio malfunctions at Republican debate

    02/07/2016 7:42:00 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 85 replies
    The Star ^ | 02/06/15 | Daniel Dale
    Chris Christie accused Marco Rubio of being an empty suit, a dilettante who repeats the same memorized speech over and over. Rubio's response: the same memorized speech. For a minute or so on Saturday night, the Republican golden boy seemed like a malfunctioning robot. Delivering the same confusing line four separate times -- Barack Obama, he said, "knows exactly what he's doing" -- Rubio proved the precise point Christie was trying to make. "There it is," Christie said, triumphant. "There it is, everybody." The Republican debate was held three days before the New Hampshire primary in which national front-runner Donald...
  • I Agree with What Rubio Said about Obama

    02/07/2016 7:35:41 AM PST · by poconopundit · 34 replies
    A Pictorial Satire, Free Republic ^ | 2/7/2016 | PoconoPundit
    Marco Rubio took a lot of heat for taking it to Obama last night. And I commend him for the courage to call Obama out for his sinister plot to destroy of America and turn it into Ann Coulter's "third world hellhole". However, there's also a high degree of incompetence in Obama's handling of foreign affairs. Below is an image and a satirical letter from Obama to his co-conspirators. A Satire: Obama's Secret Letter to his Co-Conspirators Now my co-conspirators, we are close to total victory now. The 19th century Barbary pirates of Tripoli had it all wrong....
  • Political notebook: Ted Cruz wins straw poll at county GOP precinct meetings

    02/07/2016 7:34:21 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 14 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | February 7, 2016 | RANDY KREHBIEL
    Straw poll: Ted Cruz finished first in a straw poll conducted at Tulsa County Republican Party precinct meetings last week. Cruz received 220 votes to Donald Trump’s 173 and Marco Rubio’s 103. Other candidates accounted for 105 votes...
  • Mathis: Will Abbott's Constitutional convention plan succeed?

    02/07/2016 6:52:36 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    amarillo.com ^ | 2/6/16 | Mike Mathis
    While I agree with the Amarillo Globe-News editorial (Editorial: Abbott makes the right call, Jan. 11, amarillo.com), I would like to point out that Abbott's plan is not calling for a "constitutional convention." Abbott is calling for an Article V Convention of States (or COS). A constitutional convention would be a complete rewrite of our Constitution, which is not provided for in the original Constitution. The COS is a method which allows the states to amend the Constitution without the approval of Congress. See Abbott's news release and detailed paper "Restoring the Rule of Law" at gov.texas.gov. Get the details...
  • On the Meaning of “Natural Born Citizen”

    02/07/2016 6:49:10 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 84 replies
    Harvard Law Review ^ | Mar 11, 2015 | Neal Katyal & Paul Clement
    We have both had the privilege of heading the Office of the Solicitor General during different administrations. We may have different ideas about the ideal candidate in the next presidential election, but we agree on one important principle: voters should be able to choose from all constitutionally eligible candidates, free from spurious arguments that a U.S. citizen at birth is somehow not constitutionally eligible to serve as President simply because he was delivered at a hospital abroad. The Constitution directly addresses the minimum qualifications necessary to serve as President. In addition to requiring thirty-five years of age and fourteen years...
  • Under fire, Marco Rubio crashes and burns (Boston Herald)

    02/07/2016 6:31:30 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/7/16 | Chris Cassidy
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - A malfunctioning Marco Rubio crashed as he was overloaded by attacks last night from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who tried to portray the Florida U.S. senator as a Washington robot pre-programmed by political consultants during a high-stakes Republican debate.
  • Cruz Easily Won the New Hampshire GOP Debate

    02/07/2016 6:29:19 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 160 replies
    Red State ^ | February 7, 2016 | Dan Spencer
    Sen. Ted Cruz won the New Hampshire GOP debate. Cruz managed to stay above the hand to hand combat between the desperate governors and Sen Marco Rubio and Donald Trump. He gave great answers to the ABC News moderators, some of whom spent the night fishing for sound bites that could be used to help the Democrats' eventual nominee. Gov. Chris Christie went after Sen. Marco Rubio early and seemed to rattle him. Unfortunately Christie came across as...
  • 184 Cubans arrive without setbacks in Mexico from Guatemala

    02/07/2016 6:05:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | February 6, 2016
    A group of 184 Cubans, who had traveled through Guatemala to reach Mexican territory at Ciudad Hidalgo in the southern state of Chiapas, received from Mexican authorities a provisional visitor's document which, for humanitarian reasons, allows them to travel the length of this country to the United States. The 39 families, which include a number of pregnant women, left Costa Rica last Thursday on a flight to El Salvador, from where they traveled in four buses through Guatemala to the Mexican border. The National Migration Institute, or INM, provided the 184 Cubans with a provisional visitor's document granting them up...
  • Millennials heed the siren call of socialism

    02/07/2016 5:03:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | February 7, 2016 | By JOEL KOTKIN
    The biggest story this election season is not Donald Trump or the fortunes of the two winners in Iowa, the unattractive tag team of Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton. For all their attempts to seem current and contemporary, these candidates - and Trump as well - represent older, more established elements in American life, such as evangelicals, nativists and, in Hillary's case, the ranks of middle-age women, seniors and public-sector unions. The biggest and most important development has been the massive support among the new generation of voters for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his open embrace of socialism. The...
  • WI: Governor Walker Signs Constitutional Carry for Knives

    02/07/2016 3:27:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Knife Rights and Wisconsin Force worked together to pass a significant reform of antiquated knife laws in Wisconsin. Wisconsin knife laws date back to the muckraker days, when the media was able to pass nonsensical laws based on "trendy", "progressive", emotional notions rather than on common sense, or any consideration for the the Constitution. Wisconsin’s silly and dangerous switchblade ban dates to 1956. It has been used to fine, convict and incarcerate hundreds, if not thousands of people who were only exercising their Second Amendment rights.In 1998, Wisconsin finally finished the arduous process to pass a right to keep and...
  • Ted Cruz is feeling the Bern! On the NH trail with the GOP's cute but sinister rebel firebrand

    02/07/2016 1:06:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Salon ^ | February 6, 2015 | Andrew O'Hehir
    SALEM, N.H. - Ted Cruz in person, on the campaign trail, is a study in contrasts. What I principally mean by that cliche is that Cruz makes a more plausible human being when seen up close than in his animatronic television appearances, but he does not resemble a human being who came into the world by the usual method. He's both cute and sinister, a highly discordant combination. He's like a marzipan man brought to life by the kiss of a magic fairy, stuffed into overly tight blue jeans and sent toddling into middle-school cafeterias in the middle of nowhere...
  • Red State: Winners and Losers from Tonight's ABC Debate

    02/06/2016 10:46:36 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 218 replies
    Red State ^ | February 6, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    What a glum, drab debate. ABC clearly tried to make all the candidates look bad, and the bad blood between the candidates left over from Iowa meant that they just did not care about showing any level of solidarity against the media, as they often do. Christie successfully tore down Marco Rubio for the first hour of the debate, but made himself look like a royal, braying jerk in the process. Normally in these posts, I have three winners and three losers, but I don't think there even were three winners - but there were a whole bunch of losers....
  • Rubio ‘Rattled’: Establishment Favorite Crushed by Christie

    02/06/2016 8:21:31 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/06/15 | Tony Lee
    Seven GOP presidential candidates will debate in New Hampshire on Saturday evening in their only debate before the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% , looking to sustain his momentum after his Iowa win, will be joined by New Hampshire frontrunner Donald Trump, who will return to the stage after skipping Fox News’s Iowa debate, Dr. Ben Carson.Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% , Ohio Governor John Kasich, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Carly Fiorina did not qualify for the debate though she, unlike Christie, actually won some delegates in Iowa....
  • Ted Cruz Shuts Down Martha Raddatz’s Cheap Gotcha on North Korea

    02/06/2016 8:15:19 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 6, 2016 | JOHN NOLTE
    During Saturday night's ABC News debate, co-moderator Martha Raddatz, a personal friend of Barack Obama's, asked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) an incredibly dumb gotcha question premised on the idea that Cruz is some kind of war-monger, but only when he wants to be. Cruz was first about the news that, in violation of treaty, North Korea launched fired a long-range rocket Saturday. Cruz gave an impressive and detailed answer about North Korean threat that included legitimate criticism of President Clinton's mishandling of his failed nuclear deal. Raddatz then attacked: ...
  • Megyn Kelly Defends Maddow: ‘What’s the Harm’ in Her Moderating a Debate?

    02/06/2016 8:12:00 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Mediate ^ | 02/05/15 | Josh Feldman
    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow co-moderated last night’s Democratic debate, and while she did receive praise for asking tough, substantive questions, she did receive criticism because of the very fact that she was an outspoken liberal commentator moderating a presidential debate. Oh, and also the fact that she hugged both candidates. On Fox News tonight, Megyn Kelly and Howard Kurtz had their doubts about Maddow’s claim she would do the same for Republicans, with Kurtz insisting “she should not have been on that stage.” Kelly, however, pointed out that the RNC has pushed for conservative commentators to co-moderate their debates (i.e....
  • Kasich jokes: 'I ought to be running in a Democratic primary'

    02/06/2016 7:30:44 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/6/16 | Harper Neidig
    Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich on Saturday joked that he may have more appeal to voters outside of his party, according to CBS News. While campaigning in New Hampshire, he ran into a Democratic voter who said the Ohio governor is the only Republican he'd consider voting for. "I ought to be running in a Democrat primary. I got more Democrats for me - you have any Republican friends?" he quipped. Kasich is considered one of the more moderate GOP candidates and has been attacked by the right for using the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid in Ohio. He...
  • Most embarrassing Republican Presidential debate intro, ABC screws up! (Trump, pure class!)

    Trump walks slowly and stands by Carson and doesn't move till Carson is called.
  • Right wing hardliner Ted Cruz in driving seat to be Republican candidate for White House

    02/06/2016 6:09:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Melbourne Herald Sun ^ | February 6, 2016 | Anna Caldwell in New York, News Corp Australia Network
    TED Cruz does things differently. That's precisely how the current contender for the White House first rose to national attention in the US. He got to his feet in the Senate and embarked on a 21 hour marathon speech, punctuated by bathroom breaks and reading aloud from a Dr Seuss book. This was his moment. It was 2013, and the dramatic stunt would precipitate the infamous US government shut down. The speech was intended by Cruz to delay key government business in a bid to make his opposition to Obamacare clear. Cruz, filling time, read Green Eggs and Ham aloud...
  • Oregon standoff: LaVoy Finicum memorial torn down, reward offered for answers

    02/06/2016 5:26:11 PM PST · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/6/2016 | Fedor Zarkhin
    Somebody tore down the memorial erected in honor of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupier who was shot and killed last month by Oregon State Police. The base of the cross still stood Saturday, Feb. 6, not far from the rural road on which Finicum died Jan. 26. A wilted rose and scattered leaves lay next to it, and a piece of broken lumber sat just behind it, A pocket New Testament was propped against the remains of the cross, next to a patch of the American flag. A horseshoe lay in the dirty snow....... The destruction...
  • Former Ben Carson communications director: They gave Cruz a 'loaded pistol'

    02/06/2016 4:10:41 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 5, 2016 | Allan Smith
    Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson's former top campaign aides think Carson's campaign botched the handling of his post-Iowa caucus trip home to Florida, the fallout of which has pervaded throughout the week. Before the caucuses began, Carson's campaign hastily said that the candidate was heading home "to get fresh clothes," amid speculation that he might be pulling the plug on his campaign. Barry Bennett, Carson's former campaign manager, and Doug Watts, his former communications director, told Business Insider that the candidate was asking for such speculation by making the announcement in the middle of the caucus fury....
  • Ted Cruz: 'I Certainly Congratulate' Thad Cochran [2014]

    02/06/2016 4:08:44 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jun 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Chris McDaniel may have refused to concede the Mississippi Senate primary without a challenge, but Sen. Ted Cruz appears to be moving on after the Tea Party suffered primary defeats last night. (SNIP) The Texas Senator stated that although it was clear that thousands of Democrats voted in the primary, it was all part of the political battle.
  • Cruz campaign recruits volunteers for 'Camp Cruz' in South Carolina

    02/06/2016 3:52:59 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | February 6, 2016 | KATIE GLUECK
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The New Hampshire primary is less than four days away, but the Cruz campaign is already ramping up volunteer organizing efforts in South Carolina. The campaign on Saturday sent an email asking supporters to join a "strike force" to deploy to South Carolina and aid get-out-the-vote operations, with housing provided in Greenville, S.C. -- the third "Camp Cruz" lodging operation to open, following those based in Des Moines and Manchester. Cruz sees friendlier territory in evangelical-dominated South Carolina than he does here in more moderate New Hampshire, and made it a point to stop in Greenville Tuesday...
  • America’s ‘Disappearing White Majority’ Is Not Disappearing

    02/06/2016 3:41:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 15, 2016 | Elliot Abrams
    Intermarriage and assimilation blur racial and ethnic lines, but the Census Bureau is determined to keep them sharp. The U.S. Bureau of the Census has projected that America will have a "non-white" majority by 2044. A new and quite stunning article in the Winter 2016 issue of The American Prospect (a left-of-center journal) debunks that claim and undermines the widespread faith that the Census Bureau knows what it is doing. The article, by the sociologist Richard Alba, is entitled "The Likely Persistence of a White Majority: How Census Bureau statistics have misled thinking about the American future." Its two key...
  • What Trump Must Do (at tonight's debate)

    02/06/2016 3:16:35 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies
    The media's new focus on Donald Trump's "ground game" in New Hampshire is a classic case of generals fighting the last war. Given the inadequacies of the Trump's voter targeting and turn-out operation, his strong second place finish in Iowa shows his spontaneous natural strength and appeal. The Iowa Caucus, however, is a narrow and relatively small contest dominated by evangelical Christians. There is a premium on targeting voter contact and turn out. New Hampshire is a far different animal. There is a greater tradition of voting in the Republican primary with a more diverse electorate, including more Catholics and...
  • Ted Cruz Embraces Ron Paul Liberty Voters in New Hampshire

    02/06/2016 2:14:58 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 28 replies
    Time ^ | February 6, 2016 | Alex Altman
    The Iowa Republican winner appeals by trumpeting the gold standard, privacy rights and limits on eminent domain Eric Eastman, a pony-tailed actor from Nashua, N.H., became a coveted commodity here last week. In the hours after Sen. Rand Paul dropped out of the presidential race Wednesday, the libertarian state representative and passionate Paul supporter says he fielded a personal phone call from Jeb Bush and an offer from Donald Trump's campaign promising VIP treatment. Even an aide to Chris Christie reached out. But as he processed his grief over Paul's exit, Eastman already had a new candidate in mind. On...
  • Mo Dowd: Hillary Battles Bernie Sanders, Chick Magnet

    02/06/2016 2:02:02 PM PST · by seanmerc · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6 Feb 16 | Maureen Dowd
    HILLARY CLINTON first grabbed the national spotlight 47 years ago as an idealistic young feminist, chiding the paternalistic establishment in her Wellesley commencement speech. So it’s passing strange to watch her here, getting rebuffed by young women who believe that she lacks idealism, that she overplays her feminist hand and that she is the paternalistic establishment. Bernie Sanders may be a dead ringer for Larry David, but Hillary is running the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” campaign. She can’t fire up young voters by dwelling on what can’t be done in Washington and by explaining that she’s more prose than poetry.
  • It's Time for Carson to Look in the Mirror

    02/06/2016 1:13:18 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 77 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 6, 2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    In an effort to draw attention to his Kim Kardashian-style vanity campaign, Ben Carson took his contrived outrage mongering against Cruz to a new level yesterday.  During one of his numerous media appearances over the past three days, which is more actual campaigning than he’s done for the past few months while he took a hiatus to sell books, Carson compared Cruz’s behavior in Iowa to Hillary following the Benghazi tragedy. Enough is enough.  If Carson wants to talk about the depths of deception and dishonesty he should “start looking at the man in the mirror.”I was born and bred...
  • The Conservative Case Against Marco Rubio

    02/06/2016 1:08:14 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02-06-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Now that Marco Rubio appears to be rising in the polls, more members of the establishment are trying to convince voters that although they are supporting him, he really is profoundly conservative. Looking at Rubio's Liberty Score rating of 79% it's clear that he is indeed more conservative than most other members of the establishment, but that doesn't make him the most principled and electable conservative in the race. Additionally, the very fact alone that the establishment is rallying around Rubio should give conservatives reason to pause. When is the last time you saw the GOP's establishment and their friends...
  • Conservative Or Egoist? (Our Support For Trump & Cruz)

    02/06/2016 12:35:32 PM PST · by Ohioan · 47 replies
    Truth Based Logic Website ^ | February 4, 2016 | William Flax
    There is no real litmus test for Conservatism; as should be obvious to anyone on brief reflection. Conservatism is--and always has been, as the term connotes--about preserving what one considers important, in a social, cultural, historic & genetic heritage. One person may be more focused on one aspect, another on another. There is no natural law that demands that all have the same focus--indeed, the notion flies in the face of the concept that man is Blessed with Free Will; with freedom to decide priorities--and, of course, bear the consequences. Conservatism is about preserving social--both cultural & material, as well...
  • Trent Lott: I’d have thrown out Cruz for ‘liar’ speech

    02/06/2016 11:42:12 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 125 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/6/16
    Trent Lott (R-Miss.) says he would take a hard line with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) if he was still running the Senate. Cruz, a presidential candidate, assailed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in a floor speech last year, accusing him of lying about a deal related to the Export-Import Bank. Lott, who served as Senate majority leader in 2002, suggested Cruz's speech was beyond the pale. "Having been majority leader, I've never had someone stand on the Senate floor and call me a liar," Lott said in an interview with The Hill's Molly K. Hooper. "In fact, if I...
  • World Over Ted Cruz Exclusive with Raymond Arroyo (discusses Carson and Trump)

    02/06/2016 11:34:52 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies
    EWTN ^ | February 4, 2016
    World Over Ted Cruz Exclusive with Raymond Arroyo (discusses Carson and Trump)
  • That Was Quick! Marco Rubio ‘Surge’ Hits Polling High at 19 Percent – Then Drops

    02/06/2016 10:51:35 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 92 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/06/15 | Jim Hoft
    That was quick! Establishment Republican and FOX News Channel’s favorite son seems to have peaked too soon. Rubio reached a polling high mark at 19% in New Hampshire two days ago. Now he’s back town do 16%. Despite the nonstop glowing reports on Marco Rubio by the FOX News establishment hacks, Rubio is sinking.Maybe it’s the Phyllis Schlafly effect?