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  • What would President Trump do about JFK records? (Examines Cruz connection in response)

    05/08/2016 7:55:24 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 152 replies
    http://jfkfacts.org/22301-2/ ^ | May 4, 2016 | Jeff Morley
    Once again Donald Trump is frazzling the custodians of civil discourse....... But dismissing JFK’s assassination as a trivial subject is one mistake that Donald Trump does not make. His gambit is an old story in American culture. With his intuitive media personality, Trump is drawn, moth-like, to an eternal flame of American culture: the JFK story......... The issue facing the next president–and those who will vote for him or her– is not “Who killed JFK?” The issue in 2016 is “Who will kill JFK secrecy?” The Law::::::Within a year of taking the oath of office President Trump (or President Clinton)...
  • Stone: Even If Trump Wins 1,237 Delegates, Cruz Could Use "Procedural" Means To take...

    04/21/2016 4:28:44 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 160 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | April 20, 2016 | Tim Haines
    Trump strategist Roger Stone tells NJ 101.5 radio that even if Donald Trump wins a majority of pledged delegates to the Republican convention, Cruz will utilize "Trojan horse" delegates (who are bound to vote for Trump only on the first RNC nomination ballot) to vote on "procedural" matters in the Rules Committee or Credentials committee to block or disallow certain votes. ROGER STONE: Unfortunately just because Donald Trump gets the 1,237 [delegates needed to win], doesn't mean we aren't going to have a brokered convention. My sources, who are pretty good in the Republican Party, indicate to me that Ted...
  • Ted Cruz Wants To Raise Taxes On Your Grandma

    02/08/2016 7:00:17 PM PST · by kiryandil · 217 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Chris "The Thrill" Matthews
    **snip** ...Ted Cruz has endorsed policies that would fundamentally change who pays the federal government’s bills, and how.Expect the establishment wing of the Republican Party to increasingly draw attention to this fact, especially when it comes to his tax policy. While on the one hand Cruz’s plan hews to Republican orthodoxy in its large tax cuts for the wealthy, he also embraces a European-style Value Added Tax, which is a lot like a sales tax, as replacement for all payroll taxes, and which would enable the elimination of all income tax outside a 10% flat tax for all earners...**snip** ...The...
  • Ted Cruz Reverses His Support for Chief Justice Roberts

    02/04/2016 1:18:48 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 85 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 12 Sep 2015 05:55 PM | Todd Beamon
    The senator's comments also marked a sharp reversal for his support of Roberts in 2005, BuzzFeed reports. The report cites Cruz's support for Roberts' nomination in a 2005 op-ed piece for the National Review and an internal memo he wrote as Texas Solicitor General praising Roberts' skill as a litigator. "I’ve worked with John and seen him argue numerous cases, and, to my mind, there’s not another appellate advocate who’s even close," Cruz wrote.
  • Congressman Eckersley calls e-mail a hoax, says he’s still in the race (AUDIO)

    02/04/2016 3:14:06 AM PST · by true believer forever · 13 replies
    MissouriNet ^ | October 29, 2010 | Brent Martin
    Southwest Missouri Congressional candidate Scott Eckersley blames the campaign staff of his Republican opponent for issuing a hoax that he had suspended his campaign. An e-mail sent to news media outlets and a "tweet" issued by a fake Twitter account announced that Eckersley had suspended his campaign due to personal reasons. Eckersley blames his opponent, Republican Billy Long, for sending out the hoax days before the election. "You know this is dirty politics. This is Jeff Roe style management. That's who Billy's retained. That's who he writes the big checks to," Eckersley tells Missourinet affiliate KTTS. "This is Kansas City...
  • BOOM! Karl Rove Breaks Down How Cruz Camp’s Cheating Stole Iowa from Trump (VIDEO)

    02/03/2016 6:40:56 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 603 replies
    On Wednesday, Karl Rove, not a Trump fan by any means, explained how the cheating could have cost Donald Trump the election in Iowa. Wow! This is a stunning indictment of the Cruz Campaign's cheating scandal.
  • Why Marco Rubio was real winner in Iowa

    02/02/2016 9:58:18 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    To be sure, Sen. Ted Cruz accomplished something no other GOP candidate this year has been able to do. He made Donald Trump a loser. No amount of humility or grace will change the fact The Donald was handed his first "L" at the hands of that "Canadian" nobody likes. And it wasn't even close. Yet, even as Cruz might like to revel in this history-making night in Iowa, the storyline has shifted away from him to the emergence of Marco Rubio as a viable alternative in the GOP race. Not only did Trump lose to Cruz, he almost lost...
  • Bob Dole: Ted Cruz Is a RINO — He’s a Republican in Name Only’

    01/31/2016 5:16:29 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/31/16 | Jeff Poor
    Sunday on a special edition of Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” former Sen. Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee, criticized Sen. Ted Cruz , a candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination, on the eve of the Iowa Caucuses. Dole ripped Cruz for being “an extreme conservative” and argued Cruz would shut down the government given the opportunity.“My candidate is Jeb Bush and I wish I could see him more on Fox today. But I think we have a number of good candidates who are Republicans and we have Cruz, who I don’t think is a Republican,” Dole said. “He...
  • Ted Cruz's Former Roommate Calls Him an 'A**hole' in Epic Two-Day Twitter Rant

    01/21/2016 3:50:13 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 89 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 20, 2016 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Hollywood screenwriter Craig Mazin, who shared a dorm room with Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during their freshman year at Princeton University, spent most of Tuesday and Wednesday trashing the Texas senator on Twitter. The storm of tweets, which started Monday evening, seemed to be sparked my Mazin's influx of Twitter followers, which he attributes to people learning that he was Cruz's roommate for a short time. "I have 30k followers now, and all I had to do was be stuck in a room with Ted Cruz for a year. I'm sure you're all nice, but SO NOT WORTH IT,"...
  • 10 reasons that Goldman Sachs loan is a nightmare for Ted Cruz

    01/14/2016 9:22:14 PM PST · by GilGil · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/14/2016 | Jennifer Rubin
    1. He is still indebted to Goldman. (“As for the Goldman Sachs loan, it remains outstanding, though the balance has been reduced to between $50,000 and $100,000.”) Goldman, among other things, employs hundreds of workers on H-1B visas. Cruz used to advocate a huge increase in the number of H-1B visas, without, of course, saying he was on the hook to Goldman. Now, of course, Cruz wants to end H-1B visas. Maybe he should have taken out a loan from a bank that employed more Americans. 2. He didn’t simply “forget” to file the disclosure; he made up a self-reverential...
  • Rick Santorum: C’mon, Ted Cruz isn’t a particularly strong social conservative

    12/29/2015 6:16:14 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 89 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/29/2015
    Via BuzzFeed, here's Santorum springboarding off of Craig Robinson's post yesterday dismissing Cruz as a "false prophet of social conservatism." Apparently you can't be a truly strong social conservative if you're a federalist on "values" issues. "Donald Trump has never been a social conservative up until the last few months, and Ted Cruz takes the position, very much a 10th Amendment, states rights, which is, you know, very much Rand Paul, Ron Paul position," Santorum said... "If people want to do drugs in Colorado, it's fine with him," said Santorum. "If people want have different kind of marriages, it's fine...
  • Can the Religious Right Give Ted Cruz the Win?

    12/22/2015 5:24:57 PM PST · by presidio9 · 31 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 22, 2015 | Jonathan Merritt
    In August 1980, Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan stood before a crowd of 15,000 evangelicals in Dallas, Texas, and declared: “I know you can’t endorse me. But...I want you to know that I endorse you.” Shortly thereafter, various leaders of what would become known as the religious right would endorse Reagan, and their support would help make him the 40th president of the United States. In December 2015, several dozen religious right leaders gathered yet again—this time in secret, at a Sheraton hotel outside Washington, D.C.—to determine which candidate would earn their endorsement. After four rounds of balloting, one candidate...
  • McCain Sees Very Good and Very Bad Choices in GOP Field

    12/02/2015 11:55:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 2, 2015 | Emily Cadei
    John McCain was in a reflective, wisecracking mood Wednesday morning in Washington, but even in his most upbeat moments, he couldn’t find much kind to say about Senate colleague Ted Cruz. The GOP’s 2008 presidential nominee told reporters at a press breakfast that he wanted to “accentuate the positive” in the 2016 race. He tiptoed around real estate tycoon Donald Trump’s steely grip on the Republican presidential primary. When asked about the possibility of Trump becoming the party’s nominee, he emphasized that he’s a loyal Republican. McCain did point out that he had disagreements with Trump. But then, unbidden, he...
  • I went to church w/ Ted Cruz, he's building an army of young Christian voters in Iowa-"scary stuff"

    11/21/2015 1:08:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 152 replies
    Salon ^ | November 20, 2015 | Robert Leonard - reporter, anthropologist, and author of “Yellow Cab”
    Many around me in the coffee shop nodded in agreement in support of welcoming Christian refugees and rejecting those of other faiths. It fits their narrative that they should help persecuted Christians. After all, despite the fact that American Christians are the most entitled and privileged people in the history of the planet, many feel persecuted.One of the more endearing customs of many of our small town Iowa churches on Sunday morning is story time. The pastor welcomes elementary and pre-school aged kids up front, where he or she sits with the children, and shares a parable. Often the pastor...
  • Tribune Reporter: Ted Cruz declares war on 'liberal media' — so I declare war on Ted Cruz

    10/29/2015 9:18:53 PM PDT · by IncPen · 127 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/29/15 | Rex Huppke
    I am sorry to have to do this, but as a representative of the mainstream media, I hereby declare war on GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz. In the media's defense, Cruz started it. Literally. -- snip -- Strap on your boots, Teddy boy. We're comin' for ya now. And we've got the weapon you fear the most: the truth.
  • Ted Cruz thinks scientists invented climate change

    08/03/2015 3:11:48 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 77 replies
    grist.org ^ | 8/3/2015 | Katie Herzog
    Remember Ted Cruz? Way back last spring, it seemed the Texas senator could be the front-runner for the most extreme, anti-reason candidate in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. That was, of course, before Donald “All Mexicans Are Rapists” Trump captured the attention of the American populace, turning what was your standard 47-candidate presidential primary into a giant, media-fueled train wreck that the nation’s Democrats are slowly driving by with equal parts horror and delight. Unfortunately for all candidates who are not Donald “Pass the Hairspray” Trump, you’ve basically got to believe in phrenology, bloodletting, and finding Jesus in...
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS’S TED CRUZ GUN PHOTOS DISAPPEAR FROM IMAGE WIRE

    06/23/2015 5:49:10 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/23/15 | Ezra Dulis
    A search of APImages.com for “Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)93% ” no longer yields a handful of photos from photojournalist Charlie Neibergall wherein the barrel of a gun on a poster points to the U.S. Senator and presidential candidate’s head.(snip) UPDATE: AP Vice President and Director of Media Relations Paul Colford confirms that the news organization has decided to prevent future licensing of the photos showing guns pointed at Cruz. Breitbart News asked whether AP had encountered any outside pressure from politicians to remove the photos. Colford replied, “this was entirely an in-house decision.”
  • Would the ‘#DoucheNozzle’ AP ever dare run a photo like this if it were a Democrat? Hint: Heck no!

    06/21/2015 6:43:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | June 21, 2015 | witchy Staff
    <p>You don’t see any sort of problem with this photo you ran of 2016 presidential candidate Ted Cruz? Any at all?</p>
  • Actor James Morrison gets duped by fake Ted Cruz-Girl Scout cookie article

    05/11/2015 7:16:49 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 25 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 5/10/15 | twitchy.com
    I've been seeing this fake Cruz "news story" making the rounds on Facebook and it's already bamboozled some of my less-sharp pals. There's a fake USATODAY website out there (usatoday.com.co), with the look of USATODAY, that claims Ted Cruz stated that U.S. Military veterans should "self-fund via sales of cookies, like the Girl Scouts."
  • Ted Cruz wants to increase H-1B visas from 65,000 to 325,000 annually

    06/13/2015 2:55:10 PM PDT · by z taxman · 208 replies
    American Bazaar ^ | 03/23/15 | Raif Karerat
    WASHINGTON, DC: When it comes to increasing skilled workers on H-1B visas, one could say presidential candidate Ted Cruz is a bit of a black sheep amongst the GOP.The Republican presidential candidate wants to increase the H-1B visas by 500 percent from its 65,000 to 325,000. Cruz, who announced his run for the Oval office this morning, had made the proposition in 2013 as an amendment to the Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill.While the Senate’s Judiciary Committee torpedoed Cruz’s amendment, they did approve an increase of 180,000 in the H-1B cap, but the House never acted on the legislation.It’s not clear...
  • Ted Cruz: 'Tom Brady was framed'

    06/02/2015 8:56:00 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 92 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 06/02/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) openly pandered to a Massachusetts audience last weekend by announcing his support for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after the so-called Deflategate scandal. Cruz made the bold proclamation to set up a joke about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner. "Let me start by saying: Tom Brady was framed," Cruz declared. "Now I'm not willing to pander on much, but on that, Tom Brady was framed!"
  • 6 Ways Ted Cruz Is A Threat To America And The American Way Of Life

    06/01/2015 7:04:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Liberals Unite Magazine ^ | June 1, 2015 | Samuel Warde
    While as a writer I appreciate Ted Cruz and his near-endless stream of insane bull****, as a political reality – Ted Cruz is quite frightening in a Joe McCarthy, Rush Limbaugh, Pat Robertson kind of way. Quickly scanning our own recent coverage of Ted Cruz, it quickly becomes appallingly clear that Cruz poses a real and present danger to Americans. Here are but 6 examples: Ted Cruz Only Cares About Ted Cruz. Well, that and Texas. As Richard pointed out in an article last week, “back in 2013 when New York and New Jersey were under water and completely devastated...
  • Ted Cruz, breaking new ground on hypocrisy | Editorial

    05/31/2015 6:39:34 PM PDT · by VinL · 39 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 5/31/2015 | Editorial
    It is well established that between ears of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) there is a Rube Goldberg machine gone haywire, judging by his impulse to summon a fabrication or absurdity for almost any occasion. To wit: He compares climate activists to flat-Earthers, blames President Obama for the 2008 economic crash, claims ISIS is "literally nailing Christians to trees" (not true), asserts that cities with the toughest gun control laws have the most crime, estimates there are "111,000 agents" at the IRS (missed by a factor of 10), and believes that George Soros is plotting to shut down golf courses throughout...
  • Billionaire Activist Tom Steyer Escalates His War On Science, Truth And Western Civilisation

    04/07/2015 8:07:41 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/07/2015 | Danny Lee Weston
    FULL TITLE: Green Billionaire Activist Tom Steyer Escalates His War On Science, Truth And Western Industrial Civilisation Billionaire activist Tom Steyer, a household name here at Breitbart, has created a “war room” targeting Republican political candidates who are sceptical of climate change. Aiming to swing the results in 2016, Steyer’s campaign will ‘put candidates in the hot seat for their climate denial’ and attempt to link the GOP to “Big Oil” and the Koch brothers wherever possible. Steyer said he would spend “what it takes” for this campaign rather than committing to a specific figure beforehand.
  • Ted Cruz is dangerous: Why liberals scoff at his campaign at their peril

    04/07/2015 2:50:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Salon ^ | April 7, 2015 | Sophia A. McClennen
    No, the Texas senator isn't likely to capture the GOP ticket. But his brand of conservatism poses its own threat. Since Ted Cruz first announced his candidacy, much has been made of his chances of winning, his arrogance and his extreme conservative views. But most of the controversy over his candidacy centers on his lying. It is no surprise to any of us that politicians lie. We generally assume they stretch the truth to get elected, to denigrate their political foes, and to bolster their images. But Cruz may just represent one of the biggest liars in recent history. In...
  • Ted Cruz Will Lose, if He Tries To Divide Rock Music and Country Music Fans

    04/06/2015 9:25:43 AM PDT · by pinochet · 99 replies
    Ted Cruz would make a great President. Cruz is a patriot and an expert on the US constitution. He has made freedom-loving Americans happy with his attacks on ObamaCare, and his call to abolish the IRS. But he is obviously not an expert on everything, and does not seem to know much about music and the demographics associated with music. Cruz recently said: "...I grew up listening to classic rock, and I’ll tell you sort of an odd story: My music taste changed on 9/11. And it’s very strange. I actually intellectually find this very curious. But on 9/11, I...
  • Vote Ted Cruz, Because Jesus

    04/03/2015 1:55:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | April 3, 2015 | Paul Waldman
    Here it is, the first television ad of the 2016 presidential campaign, courtesy of the first official presidential candidate, Ted Cruz. No beating around the bush here—we get a mention of Jesus in the very first sentence:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) "Were it not for the transformative love of Jesus Christ, I would have been raised by a single mom without my father in the house. God's blessing has been on America from the very beginning of this nation. Over and over again when we faced impossible odds, the American people rose to the challenge. This is our fight, and that is why I'm...
  • Criticize Senator Ted Cruz’s bid for Republican nomination

    03/30/2015 11:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz set off a media firestorm last week by becoming the first to announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination in 2016. The media has generally described Cruz as a passionate, hard-line conservative and a polarizing figure. Writing for Fox News, Michael Goodwin argued that Cruz has a chance at becoming our next president, calling him “a brilliant man of clear conservative convictions, not muddled by the politics of calculation.” It’s a nice sentiment, but it also effectively illustrates the underlying problem with candidates like Cruz and with our political system in general: being “muddled” by a...
  • ESTHER CEPEDA: Written all over his face (Already grasping at straws to attack him)

    03/30/2015 12:21:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | March 30, 2015 | Esther J. Cepeda
    Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz, native of Canada, junior senator of Texas and lover of Wagner, has thrown his hat into the ring to be the Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election. But it's not his hat that many recoil from so much as it is the head beneath it. Let's talk about the elephant in Ted Cruz's presidential campaign: his face. OK, it's symmetrical in its composition, not too pudgy or gaunt -- all in all, a fine face, really. Some might even say he has the face of an angel. Not me, mind you, but some. Like the...
  • CNN’s Dana Bash Tries to Take Out Ted Cruz, Fails Miserably

    03/30/2015 11:08:23 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 52 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03-30-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    This is the most hilarious interview with Ted Cruz I’ve seen thus far. Thank you CNN, for delivering this epic bit of blowback: [IVDEO] Please, somebody, help me, I can’t stop laughing. Bash tried to smack Cruz around by comparing him to Obama (funny, she didn’t have a problem with the current president having no executive or much political experience when he ran for the White House in 2008), hoping it would silence and embarrass the senator from Texas. She got a healthy dose of “you’ve got to be kidding” me instead. Two years in the Senate, not much experience...
  • Crazy Ted Cruz's presidential bid

    03/30/2015 11:26:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Iowegian's Raging Moderate Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Will Durst, award-winning, nationally acclaimed political comic
    Winter is over! Winter is over! Excuse the jubilation, but we ink-stained wretches love the ritual excitement that occurs every spring. This spring is extra exciting, because it comes with our big quadrennial first sighting of a red nose popping out of the presidential wannabe clown car. This seasonal harbinger is Ted Cruz, who announced his candidacy for the highest office of the land. Throwing his 10-gallon hat into the ring at Liberty University, Cruz spoke to an assembly of students whose attendance was required. Mandatory attendance at Liberty University. Sounds like definition of the word "freedom" is fairly fluid...
  • Conservative darling is not electable

    03/29/2015 9:55:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Bucks County Courier-Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | The Editors
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wasn’t taking any chances the other day when he announced he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Cruz launched his bid at what for him was the friendliest of venues: Liberty University in Virginia, a Christian school founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. It would have been difficult for Cruz to pick a more receptive crowd for his announcement. And he didn’t disappoint. He asked Christian conservatives in the audience and across the nation to imagine a United States without the IRS, without Obamacare and without abortion rights. Said Cruz: “I believe...
  • Well looky here! New Yorker shamelessly scrubs racist ‘uppity’ term from Ted Cruz article

    03/25/2015 9:22:19 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Yep. The power of Twitter has been shown time and time again. What sparked that comment this time? Well, this happened:
  • Yahoo News Political Reporter Displays Stupefying Ignorance

    03/24/2015 2:03:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ted Cruz yesterday spoke about the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, preamble to the declaration, one of the most beautiful things ever written. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." It is an acknowledgement by the founders of our country, declaring independence from Britain, that human rights are bestowed by God via creation, that the natural state of the human being contains God-given rights. It is the basis, forms the...
  • Chorus: Late Night Comics Mock Ted Cruz as Anti-Immigrant, Stupid

    03/24/2015 9:56:02 AM PDT · by Maceman · 115 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | March 24, 2015 | Scott Whitlock
    In a preview of the 2016 campaign, all five late night comics on Monday night mocked Ted Cruz, hitting the Republican as anti-immigrant, regressive and stupid. CBS host David Letterman didn't bother with a joke. Instead, he lectured, "Here's what I find interesting about Ted Cruz, he was born in Canada. His father fled to the United States from Cuba. Yet, Ted Cruz is against immigration. Isn't that odd?" He then sneered, "Ted Cruz could be president of the United States and if you thought the Secret Service was drinking before –" On TBS, Conan O'Brien hammered, "[Cruz] pledged to...
  • “Like Sarah Palin’s annoying younger brother”: Ted Cruz’s 2016 announcement (rocks)

    03/23/2015 6:50:52 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 47 replies
    Salon ^ | Monday, Mar 23, 2015 01:47 PM CDT | Colin Gorenstein
    Twitter users are writing #TedCruzCampaignSlogans to "help" the first major candidate with his campaign -- Hey even though it's from a leftwing site. It rocks.
  • 10 Reactions to Ted Cruz Announcing He's Running for President

    03/23/2015 7:12:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Christian Post's Politics ^ | March 23, 2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Here are 10 reactions to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's, R-Texas, Monday announcement at Liberty University that he is running for president. These comments are from journalists and pundits from across the partisan and ideological spectrum and are in no particular order. 1. Jerry Brown, governor of California Cruz's position on climate change make him unfit, not just to be president, but to run for office. "That man betokens such a level of ignorance and a direct falsification of the existing scientific data. It's shocking and I think that man has rendered himself absolutely unfit to be running for office." 2....
  • Republicans Have Their Fear Candidate for 2016

    03/19/2015 5:29:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Vice Magazine ^ | March 19, 2015 | Kevin Lincoln
    "Jeb couldn't be here today and you better be glad, 'cause it would have been $10,000 a plate. Cruz couldn't be here 'cause he's building a fence. ... Any Democrats here? You better be glad Scott Walker's not here, 'cause he would beat you up." The jokes are decent, as far as jokes about people running for president go. A little dad-ish, a little amateur, but not bad—they get at the essence of three Republican candidates, short and punchy, and not mean, per se, but also not not mean. If I was Senator Ted Cruz, and I heard myself described...
  • Ted Cruz Slams Media Outlets For Turning Innocent Chat with Little Girl Into Horror Film Cliché

    03/18/2015 1:38:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 3/18/15 | MICHAEL HAUSAM
    Ted Cruz made his first appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday and came out swinging. Cruz offered his account of the recent media blitz over an interaction he had at a rally Sunday morning in New Hampshire. After stating that “the world was on fire,” a little girl in the audience reacted with concern and asked if indeed it was. About the girl’s startled response, Cruz told the panel: “This is blown up in the media. Every reporter has written about it.” “It’s gotten worse and worse. It was first ‘Girl Startled.’ Then it became ‘Girl Terrified.’ By the...
  • Jesse Helms Still Makes The Short List

    Let's see: You're creating the "official trailer" for this year's Conservative Political Action Conference. CPAC is more than forty years old now, so you want to begin your trailer with a tribute to prominent right-wingers of the past. There are quite a few names to choose from; of these, you pick seven. Do you think it should have been possible to pull this off without putting an unvarnished racist in the #2 slot, right after Ronald Reagan? Apparently not:
  • Activist group targets Cruz on Obama order protecting gays in federal workforce

    02/25/2015 6:05:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News' Texas Politics ^ | February 25, 2015 | Kevin Diaz
    As Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and other Republican lawmakers battle the Obama administration on his executive orders on immigration, a national gay rights group is targeting the potential 2016 presidential candidate over another executive order protecting gays and lesbians from discrimination in the federal workforce. The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, on Wednesday released a comprehensive research report on Cruz that highlights his record on gay rights. Cruz, who is addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington Thursday, is an outspoken opponent of same sex marriage. With...
  • The Indecent Exposure of Scott Walker

    02/24/2015 8:50:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Shepherd Express ^ | February 24, 2015 | Joel McNally
    It’s fascinating to watch the national media slowly come to realize just how fundamentally dishonest Gov. Scott Walker can be. Walker’s likable, low-key personality makes a good first impression. But it didn’t take many in Wisconsin long to recognize the double-talking radical extremist behind that bland persona. That’s why Wisconsin may now be the angriest, most politically polarized state in the nation. Now the rest of the country is beginning to see why. Walker may seem like a wide-eyed, Midwestern innocent next to crude political thugs like former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, but that’s...
  • Question Ted Cruz should ask: Can a foreign-born American be president?

    02/24/2015 7:07:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 210 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 24, 2015 | Doyle McManus
    Sen. Ted Cruz is getting close to announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. The Texan is spending almost as much time in Iowa and New Hampshire as he does on Fox News; he's hired a staff and collected a long list of fiercely conservative supporters.. There's at least one hitch: Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, in the Canadian province of Alberta. His mother was a U.S. citizen, born in Delaware; his father, a Cuban refugee working in Canada's oil fields. Thanks to his mother, Cruz was a U.S. citizen at birth. But that doesn't clear up a...
  • Documents reveal Ted Cruz was ticketed with alcohol possession as a minor

    01/14/2015 10:11:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 280 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | January 14, 2015 | John-Henry Perera
    Will the latest news about Ted Cruz hurt his chances for the 2016 GOP nomination? Click to learn the betting odds for the junior Texas senator and other contenders for the Oval Office.When Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was a teenager, he was caught doing teenage things, as revealed in documents obtained by BuzzFeed. In his application to become Texas solicitor general, Cruz was required to list any prior convictions. That included one "guilty plea for minor in possession of alcohol." Apparently when Cruz was a high school senior in 1987, authorities found an unopened case of beer in his vehicle....
  • Meet Ted Cruz's Twitter whisperer

    01/03/2015 12:20:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | January 3, 2015 | Chris Moody, CNN Senior Digital Correspondent
    Josh Perry is a lanky, 26-year-old from Nederland, Texas with a good job on Capitol Hill and a healthy adoration for Taylor Swift. And every day, he pretends to be Ted Cruz on the Internet. As Cruz's in-house digital strategist, it is Perry's job to channel the freshman senator online, engage activists on Twitter and Facebook and promote Cruz's media appearances and speeches. In just a few years, Cruz gone from working as the state Solicitor General and as a corporate attorney to become one of the most talked-about politicians on the Web. Cruz began traveling to Iowa and New...
  • What was Ted Cruz like at Harvard Law?

    12/17/2014 7:05:11 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 104 replies
    Quora ^ | 12/9/2014 | Various
    By most accounts, he was an incredibly arrogant ####, among other unflattering adjectives. When his former classmates at Princeton and Harvard were interviewed, certain words kept repeating. One was a nice thing -- that he's very smart. The others, not so much...
  • Ted Cruz doesn’t care what you think

    12/15/2014 8:48:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | December 15, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    If the Senate were high school and there was a superlative for "least popular member," Ted Cruz would win in a walk. The Texas Republican reaffirmed his status as the Senate's most reviled member -- among his peers -- over the weekend when he refused to allow the chamber to go out of session on Friday and return Monday to vote on the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package. Instead, Cruz used procedural moves to force 10 straight hours of votes on Saturday as a way to protest President Obama's executive action on immigration. Cruz ultimately forced a "point of order"...
  • Attention Dr. Blake Armstrong: here’s why your comparison of the Tea Party to the Nazis...

    12/09/2014 3:59:36 AM PST · by grundle · 28 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 9, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Attention Dr. Blake Armstrong of South Texas College: here’s why your comparison of the Tea Party to the Nazis is inaccurate The Blaze recently reported:Prof. Tells Students Not to ‘Tell Anybody’ About His Vexed Tea Party ‘Analogy’ — He Didn’t Know It Was Already Caught on VideoDec. 8, 2014A psychology professor at South Texas College in Weslaco, Texas, was seemingly caught on video last month comparing the tea party to the Nazis of the 1930s in Germany.He then told his students not to “tell anybody” about his remarks — but one of his students had already...
  • The New Cruzians Are Ready to Make Life Hell for Mitch McConnell

    11/17/2014 7:36:33 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 43 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11.17.14 | Patricia Murphy
    A few bipartisan bills to show everyone a GOP Senate means business? Pledges to keep the government open for business? Not if these three new conservative senators can help it. Congratulations, Mitch McConnell! You now have the hardest job in Washington. That dubious distinction used to belong to belong to House Speaker John Boehner, who has struggled since 2011 to manage a GOP majority so unwieldy he called it everything from “frogs in a wheelbarrow” to the “knucklehead” caucus.     But as the incoming Senate majority leader, it will now fall to McConnell to receive legislation from the House,...
  • Why Democrats Love Giving Ted Cruz Credit for Republican Failures

    08/01/2014 7:15:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Slate ^ | 08/01/2014 | David Weigel
    As soon as the House GOP leadership fumbled its border bill, Democrats started blaming Ted Cruz. "Blaming" might be too strong a word -- Democrats were practically vibrating with delight at another chance to portray John Boehner as a simpering loser who keeps getting dunked on by a freshman senator from Texas. .@SenTedCruz Just thought I'd go right to the source, will the House be voting tonight? — U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) July 31, 2014 Democrats do this because Cruz is famous, and -- they believe -- primarily associated with the 2013 government shutdown. The press doesn't do much...