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  • Clinton win shrinks with new Iowa Democratic Party results

    02/07/2016 7:43:22 PM PST · by Carl Vehse · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | February 7, 2016 | Tom LoBianco
    The slim margin by which Hillary Clinton won the Iowa caucuses shrank even narrower after the Iowa Democratic Party said Sunday it found counting errors in five of the 14 precincts it double-checked.
  • 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...
  • After Iowa, Trump Showing off Effort to Win in New Hampshire

    02/06/2016 10:01:44 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 144 replies
    "It's really about asking them whether they're going to get out and vote on Tuesday and whether they support Mr. Trump," McGough said. He said he had made 1,150 calls for Trump on Wednesday alone. Kevin Bray, 51, another volunteer, said he had driven more than 20 hours in the rain from Nixa, Missouri, after seeing the results in Iowa. "Iowa happened and I woke up really irritated," he said. "I said, you know, I want to make a difference." He said he arrived on Wednesday morning and told Trump's team to put him to work. In a back room...
  • Schlafly unloads on Rubio: 'He betrayed us all'

    02/05/2016 3:07:20 PM PST · by Jewbacca · 42 replies
    WND ^ | 02/02/2016 | WND
    n 2009, Marco Rubio was a plucky challenger for the open Senate in Florida, taking on incumbent Republican Gov. Charlie Crist. Though Rubio was trailing in the polls, one leading conservative activist thought that he had real potential and vowed to help him. "When Marco Rubio ran for the Senate in Florida, I think I was the first one to endorse him,” said Phyllis Schlafly. "I made a trip down to Florida in 2009 just for the purpose of helping him." But Schlafly, a legendary conservative activist, author, and WND columnist, now says she is bitterly disappointed by Rubio's record...
  • The fake Ben Carson controversy should end here and now

    02/04/2016 2:08:17 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 58 replies
    Steve Deace ^ | February 4, 2016 | Steve Deace
    I know there are some of you who are willing to do what it takes to win but you want to make sure you do so with character and integrity. There’s a line you don’t want to cross. You are fine going up to that line and doing whatever you can that is within bounds but you don’t want to cross that line and I am totally with you on that. I am going to walk you through this faux outrage story regarding Ben Carson and Ted Cruz. I’m going to walk you through a timeline but before I do,...
  • Exclusive-Ted Cruz National Political Director: We Can Replicate Iowa Victory In New Hampshire

    02/02/2016 6:09:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire – Mark Campbell, national political director for the Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) campaign, tells Breitbart News Cruz’s victory in the Iowa caucuses Monday can be replicated in the New Hampshire primary next week.
  • Your handy, dandy Trump vs. Cruz comparison chart! [UPDATED]

    02/01/2016 4:58:34 PM PST · by JediJones · 36 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | 1/31/2016 | Doug Ross
    Policy or Issue In 2013, supported Amnesty for all 20 million illegal aliens in the U.S. Trump-Yes Cruz-No In 2000, supported an Assault Weapons Ban Trump-Yes Cruz-No In 2015, supported "touchback" Amnesty for every illegal alien in the U.S. Trump-Yes Cruz-No In 2000, supported Partial-Birth Abortion Trump-Yes Cruz-No In 2015, lied to gun media about his past support for an Assault Weapons Ban Trump-Yes Cruz-No Supports seizure of private property by the government using Eminent Domain (Kelo) Trump-Yes Cruz-No Supports Mitch McConnell's habitual lies to constituents and fellow GOP Senators Trump-Yes Cruz-No Currently courting and being courted by GOP establishment...
  • MSNBC’s Mitchell Predicts Democratic 'Legal Challenge' Over Iowa Results (Rat spat alert)

    02/01/2016 2:33:33 PM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 1, 2016 | Steve Guest
    MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell predicted Monday that there will be "protests on the Democratic side" and that there will be a "legal challenge" to the Iowa caucus results. [Snip] "If I had to bet I would bet Bernie by just a little bit only because Hillary underperformed so badly here eight years ago." Mitchell then predicted, "I think there are going to be protests on the Democratic side. You're going to have a legal challenge."
  • Why I Endorse Ted Cruz for President

    02/01/2016 1:36:07 AM PST · by JediJones · 74 replies
    The JediJones Universe ^ | 1/31/2016 | JediJones
    Why I Endorse Ted Cruz for President
  • TPP Citizens Fund Proudly Endorses Ted Cruz For President

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

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

    01/29/2016 7:53:06 PM PST · by KittenClaws · 227 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    Prior to this primary, I've never seen or partaken in, the vitriolic discussions Ive seen on FreeRepublic before now. Particularly when we all have held the same goal for so long. But I am now guilty, as others are...
  • Franklin & Marshall PA Poll: Trump 24, Cruz 14, Rubio 11

    01/29/2016 3:56:32 PM PST · by LS · 11 replies
    (There was no real title) Trump continues to lead in PA, +1 since the same October poll, Cruz +10 since Oct, Carson down 17 Hillary -6 from previous to 46. No head-to-heads. 732 registered voters (276 Republicans) +/-3.6 MOE
  • Donald Trump Solidifies Lead Over GOP Rivals in First States to Vote

    01/28/2016 6:20:30 AM PST · by xzins · 65 replies
    WSJ ^ | Jan. 28, 2016 | Janet Hook
    He is ahead in Iowa and up by double-digit margins in New Hampshire and South Carolina, a new poll finds; Democrats could see roller-coaster ride in first contests Donald Trump is dominating the GOP presidential field in the first three states to vote in the 2016 campaign, including in Iowa where he has extinguished the lead once held by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC/Marist Poll finds.
  • Donald Trump’s Fox Debate Boycott And The Ridiculous Fox News Response

    01/27/2016 5:11:09 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 105 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | January 27 | Sundance
    Many broadcast hours and column inches are sure to be used today and tomorrow regarding the decision by Donald Trump to skip the Fox News debate in Iowa. Predicatively 90% of those reports will most likely circle around a Donald Trump -vs- Megyn Kelly narrative. Obviously that aspect will be the preferred hook used by Fox News to avoid sunlight; it is also profoundly wrong. Megyn Kelly, and her sidekick Chris Stirewalt are the visible symptom, not the actual underlying issue. Their partnered 'too-cute-by-half schtick' has been ongoing for several months, including the coordinated antics at the last debate, and...
  • Iowa fights grow nastier

    01/27/2016 4:14:37 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 27,2016 | Niall Stange
    The gloves are coming off in Iowa, as the leading candidates in both parties battle fiercely for advantage before Monday’s caucuses. Tensions are rising on the Democratic side, with Hillary Clinton’s team trying to rebuff the advance of a newly aggressive Bernie Sanders. Among Republicans, the long-standing “bromance” between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz has given way to open hostilities.
  • Google and Fox TV Invite Anti-Trump Muslim Advocate to Join Next GOP TV-Debate

    01/26/2016 6:25:57 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    Fox News and Google have invited three YouTube personalities to ask questions at the Jan. 28 GOP debate — including a Muslim advocate who describes Donald Trump as a bigot and who visually portrayed him as being in agreement with national socialist Adolf Hitler. “We have a presidential candidate whose loudest message reeks of hatred and Islamophobia… turning on the news now is scary, and oftentimes, humiliating,” the Muslim woman, Nabela Noor, says in a December YouTube video.
  • There are 4 options for president, 3 of them are bad

    01/26/2016 3:10:33 PM PST · by JediJones · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/26/2016 | Steve Deace
    "One Republican-aligned business figure says some GOP elites will prefer Trump to Cruz because Trump 'has no obvious core political values,' as if this is a positive, in that it makes it more likely that Trump will deal with them. One Republican donor says: 'in the middle of the campaign a lot of people say things that they think are going to help them get elected.' ...Bernie's not just playing a socialist on television like Trump is pretending to be a new age Paul Revere. Sanders actually thinks your money doesn't belong to you unless it is first laundered by...
  • The Nominee We Deserve?

    01/24/2016 4:03:56 PM PST · by brothers4thID · 80 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02-01-2016 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Do Republicans deserve to lose? Consider the state of play as we write this in late January, just days from the first GOP nominating contests. The Republican frontrunner is a longtime liberal whose worldview might best be described as an amalgam of pop-culture progressivism and vulgar nationalism. His campaign rallies are orgies of self-absorption, dominated by juvenile insults of those who criticize him and endless boasting about his poll numbers. He’s a narcissist and a huckster, an opportunist who not only failed to join conserv­atives in the big fights about the size and scope of government over the past several...
  • A scripted Romney breaks into a sprint for a vote

    01/22/2016 2:20:41 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 3 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | JANUARY 22, 2016 | Karen Langley
    On the campaign trail ahead of the 2012 New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney didn't always come across as the most freewheeling candidate for president. At event after event around the Granite State, the former Massachusetts governor and business executive didn't waver in his focus on President Obama and the pace of the economic recovery. Romney might not have been as wooden as caricatures of him suggested, but he wasn't lighting up the trail as a charismatic leader. He had traded the neckties of his 2008 bid for jeans and rolled-up sleeves, but he still seemed pretty buttoned down. As a...
  • Donald Trump is poised for the strongest primary performance in modern history

    01/21/2016 8:54:25 PM PST · by RC one · 56 replies
    the week ^ | 1/21/16 | Noah Millman
    For months, the press and the Republican establishment alike have been expecting the Trump bubble to implode. Now that it's clear Trump isn't going anywhere, we're seeing stories about a long slog of a campaign or even a brokered convention. But there's a very real possibility that, far from those kinds of days of reckoning, Donald Trump could actually "run the table." Ironically, Trump not only could win — he could win more decisively than any non-incumbent Republican contestant for the nomination since the dawn of the modern primary system.Let's see how that might happen.New HampshireFirst, let's look not at...
  • Can we cut out the Cruz/Trump war please?

    01/21/2016 1:24:29 PM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 267 replies
    Self | 1/21/2016 | Self
    Everyone step back a second and take a breath.
  • Thoughts From My Week In New Hampshire With Ted Cruz

    01/20/2016 7:09:15 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | January 20, 2016 | Eliana johnson
    Exeter, N.H. — I’ve spent the past couple of days on the campaign trail in New Hampshire with Ted Cruz. A few things are immediately clear: Cruz is an incredibly disciplined campaigner: There’s general agreement among the reporters covering him, including the network embeds who have been with him for months, that he’s a boring candidate from the media’s perspective because he so rarely veers off message. Another reporter offhandedly compared him to Jeb Bush, whom he said he’d enjoyed spending time with far more because Bush was like a little kid who got himself into trouble any time he...
  • The Republican establishment really, really doesn’t like Ted Cruz

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

    01/18/2016 10:30:54 PM PST · by SteveSCH · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01/19/2016 | Rick Wilson
    How sucking up to The Donald for months has backfired on the Texas senator... ...In August of last year, I described Cruz's behavior toward Trump as feeding the alligator in hopes that it eats him last. As painful as it is for his fans to admit it, there's only one person to blame for the situation in which Cruz now finds himself and that's Ted Cruz. For six months now, Cruz has played the role of eager understudy and Trump lickspittle, praising nearly everything that spews from Trump's mouth. Not only did Cruz set a land-speed record racing off to...
  • Tripwire Alert – North Carolina 2016 Republican Primary Ballot Example…

    01/16/2016 6:42:52 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    theconservativetreehouse ^ | 1/16/16 | Sundance
    The North Carolina GOP Primary Ballot is yet another indication. Never before in party political history has the North Carolina Republican Party given voters the option of "NO PREFERENCE". (see below): Where do the "no preference" votes/delegates go? To the party leadership of course. What will they do with them? Give to the party candidate. Also note the position of Donald Trump in relationship to Jeb Bush on the ballot. Remember, these are "optical scan" sheets, tabulated by scanning the ballot in a pre-programmed machine set up to identify the bubble location. Optical Scans.
  • I'm Guilty

    01/17/2016 6:48:53 PM PST · by Washi · 112 replies
    So, I've been chiming in on the Cruz bashing threads around here with my own bashes on Trump. When it comes down to it, I'd rather have Cruz win the nomination than Trump. BUT I'd rather have either of them win the nomination than Hillary. I'd rather have either of them win the nomination than Sanders. I'd rather have either of them win the nomination than Bush. I'd rather have either of them win the nomination than Huckabee. I'd rather have either of them win the nomination than Rubio. So, I'm done. I'm going to stop piling on in all...
  • Trump was for de Blasio before he was against him

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

    01/16/2016 4:17:14 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 23 replies
    My own thoughts | 01/16/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Posted below are some numbers that reveal the make-up of the New York state midset. You'll note that the numbers are broken down for New York City as well as the other portions of the state. There are a number of things to consider when we reveiw numbers like this. 1. The numbers reveal we have our work cut out for us in New York 2. The numbers reveal there are many people in the state that agree with us 3. Often, the bleakest voter results, are far less bad than we might think 4. Numbers needed to turn things...
  • A Trump/Kasich Ticket?

    01/16/2016 11:42:34 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 198 replies
    National Review ^ | January 16,2014 | Myra Adams
    Is Trump warming to Kasich as his running mate after the last debate? If Donald Trump manages to win the Republican presidential nomination (and this is becoming less of an “if” with each passing day), then he must select a vice-presidential running mate. Surely it will be tough for The Donald to share the national ticket with anyone, but at least he will still be on top. With this decision potentially on the horizon, did Trump spontaneously drop a hint about who could be on his veep short-list during Thursday night’s Republican debate? The answer is yes. Read more at:...
  • “Saving America?” No, Donald Trump Is a Clinton Operative

    01/13/2016 7:21:16 PM PST · by reegs · 87 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | August 21, 2015 | Melissa Dykes
    Exerpts:Someone sent this to me so I thought I would add it. Maryanne Trump Barry (born April 5, 1937) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She is the daughter of real estate developer Fred Trump and Mary MacLeod Trump and the older sister of real estate/entertainment magnate Donald Trump... appointed by none other than... BILL CLINTON."--SNIP--But Trump now claims that he just invited the Clintons to his wedding -- where they sat in the front row -- and they only came and took those schmoozy pictures together simply...
  • Laws, Codes and Eligibility – A Civics Lesson

    01/13/2016 9:08:35 AM PST · by reegs · 9 replies
    The National Patriot ^ | March 25, 2015 | Craig Andresen
    After yesterday's article, "Cruz Makes it Official - The Race is ON!!!" I believe there are more than just a few out there who need a civics lesson. Ted Cruz, as a matter of LAW and U.S. Codes...IS indeed qualified AND eligible to run for the office of president. The Constitution, clearly states that to serve as president, one must be 35 years of age, one must have resided in the United States for at least 14 years and that one must be a Natural Born Citizen. Just as clearly, the Constitution never defines Natural Born Citizen nor do any...
  • Ted Cruz is starting to punch back at Donald Trump

    01/12/2016 3:57:43 PM PST · by reegs · 165 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/12/2016 | Colin Campbell
    Cruz has long strained to avoid directly criticize the Republican front-runner. But on Tuesday, Cruz mused that it's "interesting" that some left-wing legal scholars are providing validation to Trump's claim. --SNIP-- Cruz suggested on Howie Carr's Tuesday radio show that those scholars were working on behalf of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner. "She and Donald know each other well," Cruz said of Clinton. "And I do think it's interesting that Hillary Clinton's key supporters are doing everything they can to echo Donald's attacks on me. We've seen in the past couple elections where the Democrats worked...
  • Politics Ted Cruz is running an well-organized campaign. His super PACs — not so much.

    01/11/2016 9:00:46 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 11, 2016 | Matea Gold and Katie Zezima
    Texas billionaire Darwin Deason and his son Doug are contemplating giving millions to help Ted Cruz win the White House. But first the Dallas investors need to sort out which super PAC should get their money. At least eight independent political groups are jockeying to support Cruz now that he has risen in the polls as perhaps the strongest challenger to front­runner Donald Trump. The dynamic has confused wealthy donors and brought disarray to the otherwise orderly political operation that surrounds the freshman senator from Texas. “We’re trying to figure out who has the best management team, the most efficient...
  • Obama will not endorse candidate in Democratic primary race

    01/10/2016 8:43:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 10, 2016
    President Obama will not endorse a Democratic candidate in the 2016 presidential primary race, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday. "That's not our job," McDonough said on NBC's Meet the Press. "That's the job of the party to make those decisions and then they'll take a look at the agendas and the positions of those candidates." McDonough said that Obama, in the final 11 months of his presidency, will wait until voters pick a nominee, as he has in the past. ...
  • Donald Trump asks a Reno audience to weigh in on Ted Cruz’s eligibility

    01/10/2016 5:48:46 PM PST · by randita · 250 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/10/16 | Jenna Johnson
    RENO, Nev. -- After days of coyly raising questions about Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president, given that he was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father, Donald Trump let his audience weigh in at a rally Sunday afternoon. "Is he a natural-born citizen?" the Republican White House hopeful asked several thousand gathered in a Reno ballroom. Members of the crowd shouted back, "No!" "I don't know," Trump said. "Honestly, we don't know. Who the hell knows." Cruz was Trump's No. 1 target during the 65-minute event, revealing just how much of a threat the Republican senator from...
  • 'Tax Wall Street': Trump Pledges After Stock Market Selloff (huh?)

    01/10/2016 6:50:42 AM PST · by parksstp · 80 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 01-09-2016 | Newsmax via Bloomberg News
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump pledged to "tax Wall Street" as he sought to use a severe stock market selloff to plant new seeds of fear among voters during a campaign rally Saturday in Iowa. At times, the real estate mogul sounded more like Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, a constant critic of Wall Street, than a billionaire candidate running for the Republican presidential nomination. "There's a bubble," Trump told his audience in Ottumwa, southeastern Iowa, noting the nation's high level of debt. "You see the stock market is starting to, you know, see what's going on," he said....
  • Donald Trump Ramps Up Attacks on Ted Cruz’s Eligibility

    01/09/2016 8:42:14 PM PST · by randita · 491 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/9/16 | Trip Gabriel and Matt Flegenheimer
    OTTUMWA, Iowa — Donald J. Trump sharply escalated his rhetoric about Senator Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be president on Saturday, suggesting that because he was born in Canada there were unanswered questions about whether he met the constitutional requirement to be a “natural-born citizen.’’ “You can’t have a person who’s running for office, even though Ted is very glib and he goes out and says ‘Well, I’m a natural-born citizen,’ but the point is you’re not,” Mr. Trump said while campaigning in Clear Lake, Iowa. Mr. Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada, to an American mother, which automatically conferred American...
  • Ted Cruz's moment: Texan gains national GOP support and positive reviews

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

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

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

    01/04/2016 1:47:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 4, 2016 | 11:50 AM EST | Melanie Hunter
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Monday that President Barack Obama's decision to use his executive authority to enact more gun control laws is "another attempt to divide and distract from his failed policies." "We should also better enforce the laws we have on the books now to keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals. Instead, the president is again targeting law-abiding citizens, intruding further into innocent Americans' lives. At a time when the country wants the president to lead the fight against radical Islamic terror, this is yet another attempt to divide and distract from his failed...
  • Rubio Support for Article V Convention Causes Establishment Heartburn

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

    12/31/2015 8:52:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 31, 2015 2:08 PM EST | Ann Sanner
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley failed to qualify for Ohio's primary ballot after falling short of the signatures needed to appear before the state's voters, a spokesman for the state's elections chief said Thursday. O'Malley needed 1,000 valid signatures to appear on the March 15 primary ballot. The former Maryland governor's campaign submitted 1,175 signatures, but only 772 were deemed valid, said Josh Eck, a spokesman for Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. ...
  • 'Super Pacs' Supporting Ted Cruz Plan $1 Million Advertising Buy

    12/31/2015 3:32:12 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 100 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/31/2015 | Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Martin
    A string of allied “super PACs” supporting the presidential campaign of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is planning a $1 million television, digital and radio advertising buy in the early voting states, with the heaviest spending in Iowa, a spokeswoman for the group said. The super PACs, both collectively and individually called Keep the Promise, are flush with cash, and this spending is the biggest investment in television advertising that any of them have made this year. The ad buy includes television advertising in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. By midday Thursday, $700,000 was reserved for television time...
  • Ted Cruz’s Opponents Use the Heads-I-Win-Tails-You-Lose Attack

    12/26/2015 1:46:47 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 11 replies
    Redstate ^ | December 26, 2015 | Streiff
    One of the negatives that has been hung on Ted Cruz is that he is too abrasive to win. Over and over you read about his “likability” problem with no greater definition ever put forward much larger than “I don’t like him.” An for the record, I call bull**** on “likability” as anything more substantial than one of the many old wives’s tales put forward by failed political consultants to shift blame onto the candidate they recently schlonged (I believe that is the technical term). It could conceivably be a factor in very close elections with a very stupid electorate...
  • Speaker Paul Ryan to be primaried next year

    12/26/2015 7:27:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/26/2015 | Rick Moran
    Fall out continues for Speaker Paul Ryan for his sheparding the nearly $2 trillion spending bill through Congress earlier this month. It appears that Tea Party groups in WIsconsin, as well as several high profile national pundits, are looking to primary Ryan for the 2016 campaign. Washington Times: The hunt is on to find a suitable conservative candidate who can beat Mr. Ryan, who received 94 percent of the vote in the 2014 primary in his district, which sits against the Illinois border in the southeastern part of the state. "There are people who are seriously looking for that," said...
  • Vanity: I want to ask Trump, Cruz supporters one question..

    12/24/2015 1:50:25 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 411 replies
    FR | December 24, 2015 | JSDude1
    I want to first wish everyone a Merry Christmas (God Bless Us EVERYONE!). But really my question in this thread is: If you are a Cruz or Trump supporter (this is especially aimed at those who CONSTANTLY post irrelevant opinions as facts), and other snarky things that tear down EITHER Trump or Cruz.. What will YOU do if the other candidate that you support wins the nomination?? Will you vote for and enthusiastically support "the other guy" or will you take your ball and go home? Would you dare saddle us with a Hillary President? Just curious.. I'll answer that...
  • Exclusive–Bozell: It’s Time To Rally Around Ted Cruz

    12/24/2015 12:05:52 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 24, 2015 | Brent Bozell III
    It is time for conservatives to rally around Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% . By now, the reasons should be clear. There are a number of quality conservatives running for president. Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% offers some good things but he’s running as moderate to get the Chamber of Commerce support and money. We don’t need Bush Lite. Ben Carson is a good man, but his campaign has run its course. Senator Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 93% has been a strong fighter for conservative causes, but the numbers just aren’t there for him. Ditto Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee...
  • Thousand-Plus Gather For Ted Cruz In Nashville Ahead of Christmas

    12/22/2015 9:13:53 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 December, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee–An exuberant crowd of more than 1,000 supporters greeted GOP presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% at the Rocketown entertainment center in downtown Nashville. Buoyed by a recent Quinnipiac Poll that shows Cruz has narrowed the gap behind front runner Donald Trump to just four points (28 percent to 24 percent), the junior Senator from Texas brimmed with confidence in his speech to voters in this important March 1 SEC primary state. Cruz told reporters that Donald Trump “may well be right” that it’s becoming a two man race between the two of them: I did think it...