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  • Top conservatives meet at secret dinner to discuss Cruz's future

    06/15/2016 3:42:55 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 374 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/15/2016 | Jonathan Swan
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) attended a confidential dinner with more than 20 top conservatives on Tuesday night to plan his comeback as a movement leader in the mold of Ronald Reagan. The dinner was at the Virginia home of conservative activist Brent Bozell, and the agenda was to plot Cruz’s future and the future of the conservative movement. The undertone of the dinner was about how to position Cruz for a future tilt at the presidency and to spearhead the conservative movement from his seat in the Senate, those in attendance said. Dining with Cruz and his chief of staff,...
  • Cruz still 'assessing' whether to support Trump

    06/07/2016 2:27:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 214 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 7, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Tuesday he is still considering whether to support his former rival Donald Trump for president. "Like many other voters, I'm watching and listening and assessing what he says and what he does and I think that's what millions of voters are doing and that's the way the Democratic process is meant to operate," Cruz said, according to MSNBC. "I think voters are going to do that from now right until Election Day, and I'm giving it time and watching and assessing." Cruz, who dropped his presidential bid last month, feuded with the presumptive GOP nominee...
  • Cruz Cult Exposed – “Religion” of 7 Mountain Strategy A Cult Of Heidi’s NWO

    05/03/2016 12:17:05 PM PDT · by sevinufnine · 227 replies
    Rick Wells.US ^ | 4-2-2016 | Rick Wells
    It’s a safe bet that many if not most who support Ted Cruz are not aware of the Cult that goes with that support, the kind of demon that they would be putting in charge of our nation. One that falsely professes to be a Christian but unlike anything most of us would associate with legitimate Christianity. It’s time for Cruz supporters to open their eyes and see what it is that has control over their judgment. They’re voting and advocating for a cultish figure, one not very different from Jim Jones and Jonestown.
  • Cruz looks to ease bad blood with GOP establishment

    06/02/2016 12:35:11 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 110 replies
    Politico ^ | May 31, 2016 | Katie Glueck and Burgess Everett
    The freshman senator wants to return to the campaign trail this fall as a conservative surrogate for Republicans aiming to turn out the GOP base, they say. “That can go a long way toward establishing good relationships,” said a senior Cruz adviser... As Cruz preps for reelection in 2018 and eyes a 2020 presidential bid, there’s a tacit recognition among some members of his political circle that the opposition he faced from his own Republican colleagues was a real problem for his candidacy as the primary field dwindled... Other senators said they, too, have had almost no dealings with Cruz...
  • Will Cruz Endorse Trump?

    05/29/2016 7:26:15 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 195 replies
    PJ MEDIA ^ | 5-28-2016 | MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
    owa radio host Steve Deace -- who was one of Ted Cruz's most important backers in the first primary state and who has a nationally syndicated radio show -- recently asked his followers on Twitter whether they want Senator Ted Cruz to publicly endorse Donald Trump. The results show that 83% say no, while only 17% say they want Cruz to use his political capital to help Trump.
  • Ted Cruz poised to challenge Trump in Texas

    05/11/2016 3:29:02 PM PDT · by maggief · 251 replies
    POLITICO ^ | May 11, 2016 | KYLE CHENEY
    Ted Cruz isn’t giving up. While Donald Trump dispatches three advisers to Texas’s convention in Dallas this week and makes a pitch for party unity, his team will be running up against a Cruz operation that is still maneuvering to stuff the state’s delegation with allies the senator could call on to snub the presumptive nominee. “We have a busy weekend planned,” said a source familiar with the Cruz campaign’s plans. Cruz is scheduled to deliver an address at the Texas convention after a week of hinting he could jump back into the presidential contest and urging activists to thwart...
  • Heidi Cruz Likens Husband's Campaign to Efforts to End Slavery

    05/10/2016 11:43:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 140 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | May 10, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    Drawing a parallel between the long-term efforts of her husband's supporters and the fight to end slavery, Heidi Cruz said Tuesday that it took "a lot longer than four years" for the latter fight to be successful.
  • CRUZ’S EVANGELIST FATHER RE-EMERGES IN INDIANA

    04/29/2016 11:48:38 AM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 56 replies
    WND ^ | 4/28/2016 | JEROME R. CORSI
    “If you vote according to the word of God, there’s only one candidate you can vote for; it’s that clear,” Rafael Cruz told the crowd of about 100. current link
  • Maine: National Cruz camp planning to steal all 23 delegates tomorrow

    04/22/2016 3:32:00 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 212 replies
    http://HowieCarrshow.com ^ | Howie Carr Radio program
    Turn on Howie Carr! National Cruz people planning to steal all 23 delegates in Maine tomorrow! The governor wants the delegates that go to Cleveland be 12/ 9// 2. For Cruz / trump / Kasich Cruz people refusing and fans a full slate completely loyal to Cruz
  • Child brides sometimes tolerated in Nordic asylum centers despite bans

    04/21/2016 7:48:59 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 14 replies
    .reuters ^ | 4/21/2016 | Alister Doyle
    Some child brides are living with older husbands in asylum centers in Scandinavia, triggering a furor about lapses in protection for girls in nations that ban child marriage. Authorities have let girls stay with their partners, believing it is less traumatic for them than forced separation after fleeing wars. These issues have caused unease in Scandinavia, where authorities risk complicity in child abuse. "Minors seeking asylum are in a difficult situation where they have left their homeland, family and friends, and the partner they have traveled with can be the only person they know and trust in Norway," said Heidi...
  • LIVE: Ted Cruz to rally Maryland voters in Towson Monday

    04/18/2016 10:51:33 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 111 replies
    ABC 2 WMAR ^ | 4/18/16
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is scheduled to rally Maryland voters in Towson Monday. The Cruz rally is set to begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Towson American Legion. WATCH LIVE (at above link)
  • Ted Cruz continues work to lock down Washington State.

    04/18/2016 3:48:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    Red State ^ | April 17, 2016 | Moe Lane
    To refresh your memory: Washington State has 44 delegates, winner-take-most (majority takes all) proportional primary (20% threshold), with statewide and CD delegates. Closed primary (deadline to switch is next week; deadline for first-time voters is next month), but it’s all mail-in. …And, just think! Five months ago, I would have had to write another three or four sentences to explain all of that. Now I can just assume that most of you folks will be able to follow along. It’s an ill wind, huh? Anyway, it turns out that Ted Cruz has already done the work – before the deadline...
  • The Truth about Ted Cruz, and Why He Can Unite Americans and Beat Hillary

    04/17/2016 2:08:50 PM PDT · by grumpa · 48 replies
    Off Grid Blog ^ | April 17, 2016 | Charles S. Meek
    Here are two videos. The first one is the Ted Cruz story. It is a real story, is short (11 minutes), is powerful, and for many people is emotional--which one might expect from a scripted ad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hrms1ACMn0&feature=youtu.be&t=294 This second video is an interview of Cruz on CNBC. It is unscripted and less emotional, but is full of facts and information. It is long--46 minutes. But it is important to watch because it displays Cruz's knowledge about the economy, and demonstrates how different Cruz's grasp of history and the economy is from his opponents. This is critically important. Watch it and...
  • Ted Cruz’s dark, twisted world: Why his far-right social views are even scarier than you think

    04/15/2016 3:55:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Salon ^ | April 14, 2016 | Heather Digby Parton
    Probably one of the most unlikely scandalettes of the 2016 primary has to be the National Enquirer “exposé ” of Senator Ted Cruz’s alleged serial infidelity. Nobody knows to this day where the story originated, although some reporters suggested after it was run that the Rubio campaign had shopped it to them earlier in the cycle. But Donald Trump is known to be quite close to the publisher of the Enquirer (a man aptly named David Pecker) so it’s always possible the story was run for his benefit. Cruz denied it and it faded in the excitement of the campaign,...
  • Donald Trump’s Colorado supporters ‘feeling demoralized’ as he battles Ted Cruz

    04/09/2016 4:51:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 9, 2016 | Alexandra Jaffe
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — It’s not easy being a Donald Trump supporter in Colorado. Becky Mizel, a prominent Trump volunteer and former county party chairwoman in the state, was standing at the entrance to the Colorado GOP Convention, waving a slate of delegates the Trump campaign has endorsed to send to the national convention. With her arm still in the air, she needled a volunteer tasked with setting up Trump signs outside of the arena where the convention is being held, and was upset because they went missing. “Somebody stole them,” Mizel said under her breath, sounding irritated but unsurprised....
  • Ted Cruz, the man who believes god wants him to be president

    04/09/2016 12:31:39 PM PDT · by bushwon · 252 replies
    Daily Express ^ | April 8, 2016 | Chris Roycroft-Davis
    SENATOR Ted Cruz may be dubbed the most despised man in Washington but he is certain God wants him to be the next president of the US. snip What is disconcerting is the paradox that such a religious person as Cruz can attract such hatred. If you think hatred is a strong word this is what Cruz’s college room-mate says of him: “I would rather have anybody else be the president of the United States. Anyone. I would rather pick somebody from the phone book.” In case the US did not get the message, Craig Mazin – now a scriptwriter...
  • Stop Calling Ted Cruz a Dominionist

    04/07/2016 8:19:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 203 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | April 6, 2016 | Robert Gagnon and Edith Humphrey
    Senator Ted Cruz has often stated that Jesus Christ is central to his life. He talks about how his father had left his family but returned after receiving the gospel, how his mother turned to Christ, and how this changed his life: I was raised in the church.… When I was eight years old… [I] gave [my life] to Jesus. … [To] know that… I am redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, nothing is more important to me. I am a new creature in Christ, and it [is] central to who I am today. I couldn’t run for president...
  • Four Reasons Republicans Should Rejoice at Cruz Beating Trump

    04/08/2016 1:27:46 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 188 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 8, 2016 | T. Elliot Gaiser
    When a political party picks one candidate over another, the party signals to the broader electorate what it represents. If the Republican Party nominates Ted Cruz instead of Donald Trump, it will represent one of the greatest practical and moral victories in the Republican Party’s noble history. Cruz’s enormous victory in Wisconsin this week makes it more probable than not that Donald Trump falls short of the required 1,237 delegates – 50 percent plus one of the 2,472 total delegates to the convention – to cinch the nomination on the first ballot. Combined with savvy delegate recruitment and a mounting...
  • Cruz visit to Bronx high school canceled after students threaten a walkout:

    04/06/2016 8:33:57 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 180 replies
    The Daily News ^ | 04/06/2016 | BY CHAUNCEY ALCORN, LEONARD GREENE
    ‘His views are against ours’ Ted Cruz came to New York Wednesday talking about education, but he’s the one who got schooled. The lesson came from a group of Bronx high school students who told the Republican presidential candidate to stay away. Cruz was scheduled to speak at Bronx Lighthouse College Preparatory Academy until students wrote a letter to the principal asking her not to let Cruz come, prompting staffers to cancel the appearance. "We told her if he came here, we would schedule a walkout," said Destiny Domeneck, 16. "Most of us are immigrants or come from immigrant backgrounds....
  • Cruz, not Trump, should lead GOP rebellion

    03/31/2016 1:28:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 152 replies
    Newsday ^ | March 31, 2016 | William F. B. O’Reilly
    I got to meet Texas Sen. Ted Cruz last week in New York City. Normally after eyeballing a public figure up close, you report back to friends that, “he’s a lot different in person” – shorter or taller, friendlier or unfriendlier, aloof or “really down-to earth.” Not so with Cruz. That impressed me. Besides being, OK, slightly smaller and significantly better looking in person than on TV, the Ted Cruz I saw and briefly spoke with at an off-the-record sit down at my old political club in Manhattan was the exact same one I’ve been watching in action for the...
  • Ted Cruz plagiarizes The American President to intimidate Donald Trump

    03/23/2016 12:45:41 PM PDT · by marstegreg · 120 replies
    The Week ^ | March 23 2016 | Becca Stanek
    Sen. Ted Cruz took a break from quoting his favorite movie The Princess Bride on Wednesday to lift a line from another classic, The American President. Whether or not the Texas senator was aware, his retort to Donald Trump's recent attacks on his wife was almost identical to that of President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas), who hits back against his prime political foe in defense of love interest Sydney Ellen Wade
  • Why They All Fear Ted Cruz

    03/23/2016 2:30:01 PM PDT · by libbylu · 114 replies
    rushlimbaugh website ^ | 3/23/16 | Rush
    Why do they hate Ted Cruz so much? Well, yeah, partly it's because he's conservative. But why hate that? It's more than that. It's threatening. And I'm just gonna tell you: In the case of Ted Cruz, every damned one of these people knows full well that they're not in his league in terms of IQ, in terms of intelligence, in terms of talent and ability. They can't compete with him. So they ignore him. They pretend he's not there. When they do have him on to interview him, they usually resort to tactics of intimidation or putting him down...
  • Cruz: Trump 'wrong' on NATO

    03/22/2016 8:08:26 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 225 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/22/16 | Jessie Byrnes
    is slamming Republican presidential rival Donald Trump's call to rethink U.S. involvement in NATO in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Brussels. "It is striking that the day after Donald Trump called for America weakening NATO, withdrawing from NATO, we see Brussels, where NATO is headquartered, the subject of a radical Islamic terrorist attack," Cruz told reporters in Washington on Tuesday. "Donald Trump is wrong that America should withdraw from the world and abandon our allies," Cruz added. He claimed Trump's proposals to draw back from Europe would hand both Russian leader Vladimir Putin and the Islamic State in...
  • Ted Cruz Refuses to Disavow Lindsey Graham Endorsement

    03/21/2016 7:50:28 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 161 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/21/2016 | JULIA HAHN
    *snip* Trump surged as the Republican Party’s frontrunner on his campaign platform of deporting illegal aliens, promoting trade deals that prioritize the interests of American workers, and rejecting the party elites’ desire for increased military adventurism. Ted Cruz, by contrast, wrote an op-ed urging Congress to fast track Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). No fast-tracked trade agreement has ever been defeated. Sen. Graham’s energetic endorsement of Cruz – and Cruz’s refusal to disavow the endorsement of a man who many believe betrayed the American people with his unyielding push for mass migration – will no doubt raise questions as to whether...
  • Ted Cruz's Business Flat Tax is a VAT [2nd major problem with Cruz]

    03/19/2016 9:47:10 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 45 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 1/15/16 | Len Burman
    At [the Jan 14, 2016] GOP debate, Senator Marco Rubio accused Ted Cruz of sneaking a value-added tax (VAT) into his tax reform plan. RUBIO: Here is the one thing I’m not going to do. I’m not going to have something that Ted described in his tax plan. It’s called the value-added tax. And it’s a tax you find in many [countries] in Europe. … CRUZ: Well, Marco has been floating this attack for a few weeks now, but the problem is, the business flat tax in my proposal is not a VAT. A VAT is imposed as a sales...
  • NY Times: "Ted Cruz Says Donald Trump Is to Blame for Violence at His Rallies"

    03/12/2016 10:21:12 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 167 replies
    New York Times ^ | Mar 12 2016 | Matt Flegenheimer
    Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said on Friday that Donald J. Trump bore responsibility for “creating an environment” that encourages violence at his events. Speaking to reporters at a local Republican dinner outside Chicago, where Mr. Trump had just canceled a rally amid fierce confrontations between his supporters and protesters, Mr. Cruz began by saying that the “protesters who took violence into their own hands” were responsible for the episode. “But in any campaign, responsibility starts at the top,” Mr. Cruz continued. “And when you have a campaign that disrespects the voters, when you have a campaign that affirmatively encourages...
  • Ted Cruz Says Donald Trump Is to Blame for Violence at His Rallies

    03/12/2016 4:53:30 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 478 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/11/16 | Matt Flegenheimer
    Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said on Friday that Donald J. Trump bore responsibility for “creating an environment” that encourages violence at his events. Speaking to reporters at a local Republican dinner outside Chicago, where Mr. Trump had just canceled a rally amid fierce confrontations between his supporters and protesters, Mr. Cruz began by saying that the “protesters who took violence into their own hands” were responsible for the episode. “But in any campaign, responsibility starts at the top,” Mr. Cruz continued. “And when you have a campaign that disrespects the voters, when you have a campaign that affirmatively encourages...
  • Ted Cruz: Closet PentecostalSUPPORTERS 'LAY HANDS' ON CRUZ AT RALLY

    03/11/2016 9:59:28 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 164 replies
    East Orlando Post ^ | March 10, 2016 | Jacob Engels
    While Ted Cruz proudly proclaims he is an Evangelical Christian, his campaign takes pains to hide the truth that Cruz and his pastor father, Rafael Cruz are Pentecostal Christians, a fact further hidden by having Ted and Heidi Cruz’s belong to the congregation of First Baptist Church, a Southern Baptist church in Houston, as their home church. Both Cruz’s parents, his father Rafael a Cuban-born immigrant, and his mother Eleanor, born in Wilmington, Delaware, grew up in Catholic families. Both were among the millions of that left the Catholic Church since the 1960s to embrace Pentecostalism, a Christian movement estimated...
  • Bangladesh considering abandoning Islam as its official religion following wake of extremist attacks

    03/07/2016 4:50:51 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 3 March 2016 | JENNIFER NEWTON
    Bangladesh could drop Islam as the country's official religion following a string of extremist attacks against people of other faiths. The supreme court in the South Asia nation has began to hear arguments which challenge Islam's status as the official state religion. It comes after a spate of attacks against people of other religions such as Hindus, Christians, and minorities Shi'ites, which have been blamed on Islamic extremists. When Bangladesh was formed in 1971 after the nation split from Pakistan, it was declared a secular state. However, in 1988 the country's constitution was amended with Islam declared as the state...
  • Has Cruz Condemned Beck's Threat to Trump Yet? (Vanity)

    03/05/2016 4:14:06 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 114 replies
    03/05/16
    Glenn Beck threatened Trump with a knife. Thank God the Secret Service visited Beck after this threat. Anyhow, I want to know if Cruz has CONDEMNED and DISAVOWED Beck?
  • Ted Cruz’s New Spokesman Busted Hiring Illegal Immigrants

    03/04/2016 2:54:57 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 95 replies
    Less than 24 hours ago, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz announced he hired a new national spokesman after ousting his previous spokesman Rick Tyler in controversy. However, the Cruz campaign may be headed for another controversy after not properly vetting its new national spokesman – a former party leader who was once caught hiring a deportation-dodging, illegal immigrant to work at the Republican Party. Cruz’s new spokesman Ron Nehring, who served as the previous chairman of the California Republican Party, was “busted” for hiring an illegal immigrant who had been ordered to be deported by the Federal government, had failed...
  • My 'Horror' Year In a Princeton Dorm With Ted Cruz

    03/03/2016 4:02:22 PM PST · by drewh · 112 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | : 10:29 EST, 3 March 2016
    Screenwriter Craig Mazin was Cruz's freshman year roommate in 1988 Said he was invited to senior parties because people felt sorry he had to be Cruz's roommate Mazin said girls would complain to him after Cruz would walk to their side of the dorm in his bath robe ' 'Other than existing, what's the worst thing Ted did to you?' one asked. 'Set his alarm for 7am and then hit the snooze button seven times in a row,' Mazin replied. 'Day after day. Until I crazy-glued it.' But Mazin didn't have a response when one Twitter user asked what Cruz...
  • I Still Choose Ted Cruz

    03/03/2016 3:48:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 176 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 3, 2016 | Arthur Schaper
    Everybody has those days. When you want to stand at your colleague's office door and shout: "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" Yes, the "Network" moment, when we channel our inner Howard Bealle and appeal to whoever is listening to hear how frustrated we are. But if I am not happy with how the world is whirling, I don't just ask to get off. I get up and so something about it. Anger should lead to effective action, not ineffective meanderings. Granted, lots of Americans are angry. Obamacare, terrorism, lawlessness, cronyism, and corruption...
  • Caitlyn Jenner Supports Ted Cruz, Wants to Be Cruz’s ‘Trans Ambassador’

    03/03/2016 3:09:54 PM PST · by vekzen · 35 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/3/2016 | michelle fields
    Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, announced her support for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)and said she would like to be Ted Cruz’s “trans ambassador” if he becomes president. “Wouldn’t it be great, let’s say he goes on to be president,” she tells me in relating a conversation on the tour bus. “And I have all my girls on a trans issues board to advise him on making decisions when it comes to trans issues. Isn’t that a good idea?"
  • Ted Cruz Campaign Running Out Of Cash

    03/03/2016 10:11:45 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 262 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | March 2, 2016 | DCWhispers
    Senator Ted Cruz won a hard-fought partial victory in Texas during last night’s Super Tuesday primary battle. It was the culmination of months of time and money spent meant to culminate in a clear post-Super Tuesday lead in the race to the GOP nomination this summer. The southern states were to be Cruz’s ticket to the White House. For Cruz, that ticket never arrived. The Texas senator remains well behind Donald Trump in the delegate count, and now rumors are swirling of a campaign that has spent almost as much money as did the already-departed Jeb Bush fiasco, with little...
  • The GOP Crowns Ted Cruz Its Anti-Trump At The Party's Own Electoral Peril

    03/02/2016 4:49:32 PM PST · by drewh · 102 replies
    This Week ^ | 3/2/2016 | Pete Weber
    n. Ted Cruz is right: He is the most successful Republican this year not named Donald Trump. After Super Tuesday, he has won four GOP contests, including the primary in his delegate-rich home state, Texas. Marco Rubio has won just one contest, the Minnesota caucus, and John Kasich has won bupkis. The Republican nomination race has been a three-man fight for at least two weeks now, since Jeb Bush threw in the towel, and in his Texas-Oklahoma victory speech, Cruz asked his remaining non-Trump rivals — meaning Rubio, mostly — to "prayerfully consider" leaving him to fight Trump mano a...
  • Endgame for Rubio? Team Cruz promising to make a “strong play” for Florida

    03/02/2016 1:45:43 PM PST · by springwater13 · 79 replies
    If they’re serious about this, it’s next to impossible to see how Rubio beats Trump there. And if Rubio doesn’t beat Trump there, it’s next to impossible to see how he’s the nominee, even at a brokered convention. “For the candidates who have not yet won a state, who have not racked up significant delegates, I ask you to prayerfully consider uniting,” Cruz said. Going forward, Cruz’s team plans to make a play for Florida, Rubio’s must-win state, hoping to benefit from a cage match there between Trump and Rubio. “We will actively campaign in Florida,” said a senior Cruz...
  • Ted Cruz’s Judgment Day

    03/01/2016 6:07:38 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/1/16 | KATIE GLUECK
    He built his campaign around March 1, but he never anticipated Donald Trump. It was July, only four months into the campaign, and Ted Cruz’s Iowa chairman was nervous. Scott Walker and Mike Huckabee were practically living in Iowa, but Cruz was all over the map: On a book tour in Georgia, visiting Oklahoma, rolling out a leadership team in Tennessee. Matt Schultz got on a plane and flew to Houston, planning to tell Cruz’s senior staff that their candidate risked becoming an afterthought in the most important state for a conservative, evangelical Republican. When he got to the Chick-fil-A-fueled...
  • Does Great Trump Good? (Townhall.com Link, Get Over It!!!)

    03/01/2016 11:52:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2016 | David Stokes
    The puzzling trend that has some evangelicals jumping on the Donald Trump bandwagon is puzzling to me. When I express my concern, I am sometimes given an argument that goes something like this: “We’re not electing a pastor, we’re choosing a president.” The idea being that to expect the kind of “saintly” behavior, rhetoric, and demeanor demanded of the clergy in a politician is not a standard we should apply. That’s partly true, particularly when it comes to purely theological and spiritual issues. But when it comes to things like character and integrity, standards highlighted in scripture for those who...
  • Why We Believe in Ted Cruz. We Were There.

    03/01/2016 8:05:17 AM PST · by pookie18 · 100 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 3/1/16 | Chip Roy and Brooke Bacak
    We’ve been asked by many friends to share insight into Ted Cruz, based on the two years we spent working for him in the U.S. Senate. It is clear from these conversations that while few doubt the sincerity of his conservative political convictions, many are struggling to make sense of the way he has been characterized by the media and a few of his Republican colleagues as “dishonest,” or “unlikable.” Many of you are trying to understand who this man is and how can you like him or trust him enough to support him for President of the United States....
  • Business Legend Jack Welch: 'The CRAZIEST Thing in This Election is People Calling Ted Cruz a Liar'

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

    02/29/2016 12:57:24 PM PST · by Heartlander · 143 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 2/29/2016 | CP Editorial
    Donald Trump Is a Scam. Evangelical Voters Should Back Away (CP Editorial) Editors' Note: The Christian Post has not taken a position on a political candidate before today. We are making an exception because Trump is exceptionally bad and claims to speak for and represent the interests of evangelicals.We the senior editors of The Christian Post encourage our readers to back away from Donald Trump.As the most popular evangelical news website in the United States and the world, we feel compelled by our moral responsibility to our readers to make clear that Donald Trump does not represent the interests...
  • Cruz: Trump will 'bargain away' rights

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

    02/22/2016 3:34:56 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 158 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2-22-2016 | sundance
    February 22, 2016A Republic If We Can Keep It - A Message To Ted Cruz Supporters by sundance Ben Franklin told us long ago we have been given a constitutional republic “if you can keep it“. What Dr. Franklin failed to tell the anxious crowd was that inside the convention hall the attendees unanimously agreed, the enemy we needed to keep it from – was ourselves.Last year after assembling volumes of research and data we shared a message that many found troubling; we outlined the GOPe road-map. Some people immediately thought it was ridiculous, however as time has gone along...
  • Breaking News: Cruz asks for national spokesman Rick Tyler's resignation

    02/22/2016 12:39:09 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 298 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/22/2016 | Eliza Collins
    Ted Cruz asked for the resignation of national spokesman Rick Tyler on Monday. Cruz cited a social media posting from Tyler on Sunday about a comment Marco Rubio supposedly made about the Bible.
  • Ted Cruz: 'The Bill of Rights Hangs in the Balance' in Supreme Court Nomination

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

    02/17/2016 2:02:36 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 27 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 2/17/2016 | Ben Shapiro
    The Republican candidates in South Carolina have spent the last week beating each other up over their supposed untrustworthiness. This has had particular impact on Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who runs under the slogan "TrusTED" and talks ad infinitum about his consistently conservative record. Polls show that the charges against Cruz have slowed his ascent in South Carolina. Meanwhile, Cruz slaps Republican frontrunner Donald Trump for his alleged lies on the campaign trail to conservative voters; Trump denounces those accusations and doubles down on the charge that Cruz is the true liar. And then there's Marco Rubio, sniping at Cruz...
  • Glenn Beck: God had to kill Antonin Scalia to help put Ted Cruz in the White House

    02/17/2016 2:13:21 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 106 replies
    Raw Story ^ | 2-17-2016 | SARAH K. BURRIS
    Glenn Beck has been campaigning for Ted Cruz this week in South Carolina, so he hasn't been able to keep up his radio schedule. He did take a moment to call in on Tuesday to talk about the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Beck's co-host Pat Gray couldn't understand why God wouldn't allow Scalia to live on until the election had finished. According to Right Wing Watch, Beck swiftly called the show to explain that God's motivation for taking the Justice had everything to do with Ted Cruz's campaign for president. Evidently, Beck believes Scalia's death will motivate Americans to...
  • The morning after Trump gives his acceptance speech ... the vetting will begin.

    02/16/2016 10:00:15 PM PST · by Theo · 88 replies
    Facebook ^ | Feb. 16, 2016 | Steve Deace
    Running into lots of conservatives concerned media giving Trump a pass and not vetting him, just reporting everything he says and acting as his press agent. There's a reason for this: Trump as the nominee accomplishes their two main objectives. RatingsThe destruction of the Reagan Coalition But fear not, my young padawans, I bring you glad tidings of great joy this morning. Because if a real vetting of Trump-World madness is what you want, rest assured starting the morning after he gives his rambling, incoherent acceptance speech at the convention the vetting will begin. Some things you may learn later...
  • Ted Cruz To Brody File: Believers In Jesus Christ Must Stand And Vote Biblical Values, Not Surrender

    02/15/2016 4:53:23 PM PST · by springwater13 · 142 replies
    n an exclusive interview with The Brody File down in South Carolina, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz says believers in Jesus Christ must stand and vote biblical values rather than letting non-believers selected the leaders of our country. "For far too long, Christians have been staying home, have been ceding the public square to non-believers and when we look at the state of the country, when our heart weeps at what's happening to the country and we wonder why is it that the federal government is waging war on life, is waging war on marriage, is waging war on religious...