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  • Ted Cruz’s Ship Taking On Water In Texas According To Latest Poll

    08/14/2016 10:36:17 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 113 replies
    American Outlook ^ | 08/14/2016 | KTVT-CBS 11/Dixie Strategies Poll
    Uh-Oh! Ted should have never made a spectacle of himself at the RNC, and maybe kept his promise to support the nominee because now, it seems, it has come back to bite him. The once extremely popular senator is no more than the lesser of the evils in his home state, in his senate race. At least that’s what the results of the latest in state poll show. CBS/DFW reports that Texans are smarting a bit over the recent Cruz behavior and they’re letting him know it. Sen. Ted Cruz won the Republican presidential primary in Texas with nearly 44...
  • Texas, you sent cruz to the senate, now it is time for you to vet him.

    07/22/2016 6:45:19 AM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 123 replies
    Jim Buzzell | 7/22/2016 | Jim Buzzell
    by: Jim Buzzell My number one political goal this year is to get Donald J Trump elected President of the United States of America. Once that is done my next number one goal is to take care of this illegal alien posing as a US citizen: Why has no one in the national media, national conservative talk show hosts or anyone else investigated, probed or asked questions about Rafael Edward (Ted) Cruz’s birth right? 1 RAFAEL EDWARD (TED) CRUZ: Was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1970. 2 Is Rafael Cruz a Natural Born Citizen of the United States of...
  • Dallas Shooting Suspect Wanted To Bring Gun To Trump Protest Rally, Civil Rights Leader Says

    07/10/2016 1:42:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    KERA-TV ^ | July 10, 2016 | Bill Zeeble
    Three weeks before Micah Xavier Johnson opened fire on Dallas police, he offered to work security for protesters outside a Donald Trump appearance in Dallas. Organizers said “no way” – because Johnson wanted to bring a gun.(AUDIO-AT-LINK) Rev. Peter Johnson is a longtime Dallas civil rights activist – and no relation to the suspected shooter. Johnson has led marches for decades, going back to his years with Martin Luther King Jr. He’s lived by King’s ethos of non-violence. Johnson was helping plan the June rally against the presumptive Republican presidential nominee when a man named Micah Xavier Johnson appeared. “Young...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Blames Republicans For Dallas Massacre

    07/08/2016 10:22:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 8, 2016 | Bre Payton
    Democrat Rep. G.K. Butterfield blamed Republicans for the five officers who were massacred by a racially motivated gunman in Dallas Thursday night. “The Republicans in Congress are refusing to address gun violence in America that targets black men and black women and Hispanic men and Hispanic women and, yes, even police officers,” Butterfield said while flanked by other members of the Congressional Black Caucus — just hours after five officers were shot and killed while trying to protect protestors who were rallying against police brutality....
  • Trump Meets With Former GOP Rival Ted Cruz

    07/07/2016 9:54:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 202 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 7, 2016 | Jordyn Phelps, Ben Siegel and John Santucci
    Donald Trump met with Sen. Ted Cruz on Capitol Hill Thursday -- the first meeting between the two former bitter campaign rivals since Cruz suspended his presidential campaign. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was also in the meeting, according to sources. This was Trump's second trip to Capitol Hill in two months. With less than two weeks before the Republican National Convention commences in Cleveland, Trump is looking to shore up support with the GOP's rank-and-file even as he faces backlash from members of his party. Some Republicans who are facing a tough re-election battle have chosen to skip...
  • Avengers Assemble: Alice Stewart Pitches Ted Cruz as Donald Trump’s Vice President

    07/04/2016 11:27:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 4, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Could the two most ferocious Republican presidential candidates in a generation put aside their very personal differences and unite for the good of the country? That’s what the communications director for the one who lost said in an Independence Day appearance on CNN. “I think we’re looking at someone like Newt Gingrich or possibly Chris Christie,” Alice Stewart, Sen. Ted Cruz’s ex-communications director from his 2016 GOP presidential bid, said on CNN when asked whom she thinks presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump will pick as his vice president. But as to who would be best for Trump in a general...
  • Senator Ted Cruz’s Powerful Response to the FBI’s Decision Regarding Clinton’s Email Scandal

    07/05/2016 7:06:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 180 replies
    Red State ^ | July 5, 2016 | Susan Wright
    As a Constitutional lawyer, Texas Senator Ted Cruz knows a thing or two about the law. As a conservative senator, he knows what a tank of sharks Washington, D.C. can be. After today’s announcement by FBI Director James Comey that Hillary Clinton would skate on charges of wrongdoing, in regards to her hiding, destroying, and total mishandling of sensitive emails, Senator Cruz made a strong statement. From his Facebook page, and in its entirety: While I have tremendous respect for the dedicated men and women of the FBI, I have serious concerns about the integrity of Director Comey’s decision, and...
  • Fewer than half of Bernie Sanders backers in Texas say they'll vote for Clinton, poll shows

    06/27/2016 8:48:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | June 27, 2016 | Bobby Blanchard
    Texas supporters of Bernie Sanders are more reluctant to support Hillary Clinton than Ted Cruz supporters are to support Donald Trump, according to a new poll released Monday morning. The University of Texas / Texas Politics Project Poll found Texas voters who supported Cruz's presidential campaign are more likely to support Trump than Sanders supporters are to support Clinton. Nearly 70 percent of Cruz voters are ready to vote for Trump, but just 40 percent of Sanders supporters are ready to vote for the former secretary of state. "Sanders has been reluctant to throw in the towel and endorse Clinton....
  • Jeff Roe: Cruz Could Play Big Part at Convention Unifying GOP Behind Trump

    06/24/2016 10:43:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 177 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 24, 2016 | Tim Hains
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Ted Cruz's campaign manager, Jeff Roe, comments on what Trump can do at the Republican Convention to unite the party: Give Ted Cruz a prominent role. JEFF ROE: I would be remiss if I didn't point out that without data, without online fund raising, they kicked my butt anyway. That's on top of us raising $93 million, which was a record (at the time) for Republican primaries, getting eight million votes. Mr. Trump has a way to control the news cycle. I believe they will be able to put it together, but they have to get going now. The...
  • Crowds build as Trump returns to Texas with rally at Gilley’s in Dallas

    06/16/2016 2:27:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | June 16, 2016 | Anna M. Tinsley
    DALLAS — John Rhodes showed up at Gilley’s nightclub around 10 a.m. today, determined to not miss his chance to see Donald Trump for a third time. The Red Oak man said he wants to be at tonight’s rally for Trump, the presumed Republican presidential nominee, to show his support. “I think he’s what we need to turn this country around,” said Rhodes, who was at the front of the line of supporters waiting to hear Trump speak around 7 p.m.. “Our current administration has failed us in many ways.” Rhodes is among thousands of North Texans — supporters and...
  • U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Addresses Florida Terrorist Attack

    06/12/2016 2:47:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies
    KTXA-TV ^ | June 12, 2016
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz issued a statement Sunday regarding the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando. Ted Cruz’s statement: “Our nation is at war. From 9/11 to the Boston Marathon, from Fort Hood to Chattanooga, from San Bernardino to last night’s horrific attack in Orlando, radical Islamic terrorism has declared jihad on America,” Sen. Cruz said. “Early reports indicate the Orlando terrorist had pledged his allegiance to ISIS, and he had previously been investigated by the FBI. And yet, as with the prior attacks, we were not able to act to stop this act of vicious terrorism that has now murdered...
  • Donald Trump Is Proving How Mortally Dangerous He Is To LGBT Equality

    06/11/2016 4:46:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Queer Voices The Blog ^ | June 10, 2016 | Michelangelo Signorile, Editor-At-Large
    Contrary to those in the media and elsewhere who claimed he was “far more accepting” on LGBT issues than other GOP candidates, Donald Trump is proving that he very much will be a force against LGBT equality if elected president. And he’s doing it in a more insidious, under-the-radar way than any previous GOP presidential nominee. Though he rarely raises his positions against LGBT rights on the campaign trail, Trump is making pacts with anti-LGBT forces. Today, Trump spoke at the Road to the Majority summit in Washington, an event attended by Christian right activists and sponsored by the Faith...
  • Concerns raised over Trump's San Antonio visit next week

    06/11/2016 5:13:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WOAI-TV ^ | June 11, 2016 | Camilla Rambaldi
    SAN ANTONIO - Next Friday is the day Donald Trump makes a pit stop in San Antonio. It's a private fundraiser at the Oak Hills Country Club, the same week as the Texas Democratic Convention and already several protests are in the works. Activists are making it loud and clear they don't support the candidate. "Donald Trump is not welcome in San Antonio," said Jaime Martinez, Chairman of the Cezar Chavez Foundation Board....
  • Picking their running mates: Why Sanders and Cruz are the best VP picks

    06/11/2016 2:40:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2016 | Kelly Riddell
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have yet to shore up their bases. Mrs. Clinton is looking to heal the primary wounds of rival Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders‘ and his progressive supporters, who have threatened to stay home in November. Donald Trump has had a tough time attracting the support of establishment conservatives who worry he’s too centrist. And each needs their bases to coalesce in order to win the presidency. An analysis completed by The Wall Street Journal suggested since 1992, every candidate who ended up winning the White House had a favorable rating of at least 80 points among...
  • Rush: The leftist attack on Trump fans in San Jose is anti-American — and it’ll backfire

    06/03/2016 4:50:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 3, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via the Daily Rushbo, right on both counts. It wasn’t so much an anti-Trump riot, Limbaugh notes, as an anti-Trump-supporter riot “since they are really violently protesting … American citizens exercising their constitutional right to express their political opinion.” Indeed. Anti-American, straight up. And the more violence there is aimed at Trump and his fans, especially by people waving Mexican flags, the more swing voters will conclude that an authoritarian whose centerpiece proposal involves a border wall might be just what the doctor ordered after all. He’s also right that some well-known lefties were quick to denounce the riot last...
  • Rick Perry Sees Cruz Making This Choice Regarding Trump

    06/02/2016 7:15:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 2, 2016 | Randy DeSoto
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry stated during an interview Thursday on Fox News that he believes Sen. Ted Cruz will be backing Donald Trump. Perry, who also ran for president during this election cycle and later endorsed fellow Texan Cruz, announced his endorsement of Trump last month after Cruz ended his bid. Fox News host Dagen McDowell asked Perry on Thursday afternoon if he thought Trump would get vocal support from Cruz. “I do. Listen, we all get our feelings hurt…but at the end of the day this about America,” Perry replied. “I feel that Sen. Cruz loves his country....
  • Video: Ron Paul confirms he is NOT supporting Donald Trump for U.S. president

    05/29/2016 4:18:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Economic Collapse News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Andrew Moran
    Former Texas Republican Congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul confirmed in an interview with the Fox Business Network that he will not be supporting Donald Trump for United States president. He said in jest that he’s waiting for Trump to become a libertarian. When asked if there’s anything that Trump could say that would help change his mind, Paul replied that he wouldn’t know what to believe since “he’s all over the map.” The entire four-minute interview is embedded below: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) This is different from his son, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who said he will support the GOP nominee,...
  • 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.
  • It’s time to just say it. I’m getting about sick of Mitt Romney.

    05/28/2016 4:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Yikes. I’m probably as surprised as anyone else to hear myself saying it, but the producers might want to start cranking up the music and offer a subtle hint to Mitt Romney that it’s time to get off the stage. We’re busy getting ready for the convention in Cleveland and the pieces are pretty much set up on the board, yet it seems that the winner of the 2012 GOP primary can’t bring himself to step back and let somebody else get on message. This pattern of behavior was on display yet again this week when Mitt let everyone know...
  • What now, Ted Cruz?

    05/20/2016 6:30:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Montgomery County Courier ^ | May 20, 2016 | The Dallas Morning News
    Sen. Ted Cruz and his most determined supporters are likely still licking their wounds and mending their broken hearts. Such a sudden end to his primary campaign for president has left marks that will heal but slowly. Soon, though, Cruz will see that he has come through the hurricane of his first presidential campaign with his prospects enhanced, rather than retarded. We hope that knowledge gives him confidence and patience to reconsider his approach to the job he is returning to, as the junior senator from Texas. That’s the work, after all, that Texas voters singled him out for in...
  • Cruz's long White House run could mean newfound GOP clout

    05/05/2016 6:34:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    KWES-TV ^ | May 5, 2016 | Will Weissert and Scott Bauer, The Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - In finishing the Republican presidential race well ahead of Donald Trump's other rivals, Ted Cruz is likely to be a leading GOP voice for the foreseeable future. Less clear is whether Cruz harnesses that clout to help Trump win the White House or whether he simply solidifies his place as a champion of conservative causes, Senate troublemaker and star of Texas politics. Cruz is being talked about as a leader of the national conservative movement, and he has an unmatched organization in Texas....
  • Trump: I’m open to Cruz as VP

    05/05/2016 6:14:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 184 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 4, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he would consider making Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) his running mate. “I respect Ted,” he told host Bill O’Reilly on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor." "He was a very strong competitor. He really competed hard and tough." “He’s certainly a capable guy,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee added. "It’s something we can think about.” Trump defeated Cruz in Tuesday’s Indiana GOP presidential primary, making him the presumptive nominee. Cruz suspended his Oval Office bid shortly afterward, saying that his results in the Hoosier State “foreclose” his path to the Republican presidential nomination. Trump on...
  • Cruz Puts Faith in Ground Game to Stop Trump in Indiana

    05/02/2016 8:04:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | May 2, 2016 | Mark Niquette
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://chronicle.com/article/When-Everyone-Goes-to-College-/236313?key=Km5VaSwSOs9-HKfuI3FnkvBnLNgCDGedRc3dh4ndFUdfaEt3dWVzN2RDVG50MnowVjFjazJiaHBNN3JUd3FnR3o3UzhkSEF1WUZF
  • Why Ted Cruz Can't Drop Out Prior to the Convention

    04/26/2016 1:05:50 PM PDT · by Brookhaven · 46 replies
    Politics as Unusual ^ | Today | Otto Lamp
    Ted Cruz, his father, and David Barton Here is why Ted Cruz can't drop out prior to the convention: Robert Morris Announces Solemn Assembly of 75,000 Pastors at Cowboy Stadium in July 2016 Just in time for the GOP and Dem National Conventions, Robert Morris and friends want to get 75,000 pastors in Dallas’ Cowboy Stadium to pray for the nation. Morris announced the big solemn assembly in his Saturday (8/8/15) sermon at the Southlake campus of Gateway Church... The national conventions for both parties are also in July. This looks like a perfect occasion to organize for the...
  • HRC Blasts Ted Cruz’s New Transphobic Ad

    04/23/2016 3:03:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Human Rights Campaign ^ | April 22, 2016 | Brandon Lorenz
    Today, HRC released the following statement on Ted Cruz’s despicable new campaign ad attacking transgender people. “Ted Cruz’s transphobic smear campaign peddles a dangerous brand of hate and ignorance,” said HRC Communications Director Jay Brown. “At a time when transgender women are at a disproportionately high risk for violence and assault, Ted Cruz’s reckless ad puts them at even greater risk. Moreover, what message does Ted Cruz think this sends to transgender youth across this country? We deserve a president who’ll fight to protect the rights and dignity of everyone -- not a reckless, feckless politician who’ll do or say...
  • Why Cruz Is Going All-In on Indiana

    04/20/2016 2:40:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 20, 2016 | Tim Alberta, chief political correspondent
    Ted Cruz’s team knew that Donald Trump would run away with his native New York Tuesday. And they expect he’ll win the lion’s share of delegates at stake next week when a slate of northeastern states votes. So they’ve spent the last two weeks looking ahead, quietly laying the groundwork for a kitchen-sink campaign in a state they can’t afford to let Trump win: Indiana. The Hoosier State doesn’t vote until May 3, and Cruz certainly isn’t ignoring the contests in between. He spent time this week in both Maryland and Pennsylvania, the two states his campaign is confident will...
  • Free Beacon Poll: Trump Holds Small Lead in Maryland as Cruz, Kasich Tie

    04/13/2016 4:37:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 13, 2016 | Brent Scher
    With two weeks to go until Marylanders vote in their Republican primary, Donald Trump has a small lead over both Ted Cruz and John Kasich, who are currently splitting the non-Trump vote evenly, according to a new Washington Free Beacon poll. The poll of 600 likely Republican voters found Trump earning 33 percent of the vote, with single-digit leads over Cruz and Kasich, who earned 26 and 25 percent of the vote, respectively. The poll indicates that Trump’s lead in the state is shrinking, but it may not matter unless one of his rivals can consolidate voters unwilling to support...
  • AP: Ted Cruz now mathematically eliminated from clinching GOP nomination before convention

    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is now the only Republican candidate with any chance of clinching the nomination before the convention.</p> <p>Ted Cruz was mathematically eliminated Tuesday after Trump’s big win in the New York primary.</p> <p>Trump won at least 89 of the 95 delegates at stake. John Kasich won at least three and Cruz was in danger of being shut out.</p>
  • BREAKING – Cruz Plans To Steal California by Having Trump Fail to Prep Groundgame (#Sarcasm)

    04/17/2016 3:47:36 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 42 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 13, 2016 | William A. Jacobson
    BOOM EXCLUSIVE WOW BOMBSHELL OUTRAGEOUS CHEATING STEALING!!! Donald Trump inexplicably waited until YESTERDAY to name a State Political Director in California. The California primary on June 7 could determine whether Trump reaches the magic 1237 majority delegate number prior to the July convention. By all reports, Cruz is far ahead in the ground game in California, which awards delegates not only on the statewide vote but also by congressional district. Even if Trump wins the state, he may underperform in enough congressional districts due to Cruz’s superior campaign preparation that Trump is stopped short. Or he may fail to file...
  • Ryan Is Right: No White Knights Should Apply

    04/15/2016 10:08:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 15, 2016 | Newt Gingrich and Ben Domenech
    As the Republican presidential race has narrowed to a contest between two candidates the Republican elites despise, each one with a razor-thin path to the nomination, the conversation among party figures in Washington has rapidly shifted from the desperate to the absurd. They talk of an “open convention” in Cleveland, where party leaders could parachute in a third, more favored candidate and render the entire GOP primary process null and void. House Speaker Paul Ryan, one focus of such talk, ruled himself out at a press conference on Tuesday. “I do not want, nor will I accept, the Republican nomination,”...
  • This is the week that Ted Cruz won the Republican nomination

    04/09/2016 10:43:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 287 replies
    Red State ^ | April 10, 2016 | Freedoms Truth
    Just over a month ago, after TrumpÂ’s big win in Nevada and after CruzÂ’s SEC state southern strategy fell short amidst the Trump tidal wave across the south, it looked like Trump had the momentum to prevail against a fractured field. Trump thought it was over, and was confident enough to hold unifying post-primary press conference events like a President. As more March contests took place however, the persistent overperformance of Cruz (in places like Kansas, Wyoming and Maine) and underperformance of Rubio that led finally to RubioÂ’s withdrawal after Florida. Despite Kasich staying in, the race has winnowed and...
  • Cruz isn't likable -- and that's an asset

    04/09/2016 12:38:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 8, 2016 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    To his credit, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas admits he is not a warm and fuzzy guy. In the town hall before Wisconsin's primary, he acknowledged, “What I will say is I'm a pretty driven guy. That has pros and cons. I have always been a very driven guy.” In a GOP debate in October, he offered, “If you want someone to grab a beer with, I may not be that guy. But if you want someone to drive you home, I will get the job done and I will get you home.” Now it is true that the most...
  • What a new California poll means for Trump, Cruz campaigns

    04/07/2016 5:11:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Los Angeles Daily News ^ | April 7, 2016 | David Montero
    Donald Trump holds a seven-point lead over Ted Cruz in a new California Field Poll, but his support in Southern California is a mixed bag - as the Republican frontrunner faces a large deficit in Los Angeles County while drawing broad support in surrounding Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The Field Research Corporation poll released Thursday shows Trump holding 39 percent of the support among Republicans identified as likely voters in the June 7 primary, while the Texas senator has the backing of 32 percent. Ohio Gov. John Kasich trailed both with 18 percent, while 11 percent remained undecided....
  • Liz Mair: People Can Blame Me for Incendiary Melania Ad ‘The Fact Is it Worked’

    04/03/2016 8:58:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 2, 2016 | Staff
    Lindsey Ellefson writes at Mediaite: It was the ad that launched a thousand blog posts. Liz Mair of Make America Awesome appeared on CNN Tonight to talk to Don Lemon about the infamous ad featuring Melania Trump that spurred Donald Trump into attacking Heidi Cruz. Trump blamed Cruz for the initial attack on his wife in spite of the fact that it was done by the Make America Awesome superPAC. Mair responded to that by telling Lemon, “The truth is it’s me. It’s just me.” When asked if Cruz had any involvement in the ad, she said this...
  • Political Prediction Market: Trump, Cruz almost tied for nomination

    04/06/2016 6:24:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | April 6, 2016 | Daniella Diaz
    Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz are almost tied for the Republican nomination, according to CNN's Political Prediction Market. The billionaire businessman's odds for the nomination are at 47% while Cruz's odds are at 46%. Ohio Gov. John Kasich's odds for the nomination are at 4%. The Political Prediction Market is an online game that is administered by a company called Pivit. It functions like an online market and allows Internet users to predict the outcome of the 2016 election....
  • Conway: ‘Trump & Cruz Locked in Arms’ Against Establishment ‘Parachute’ Convention Candidate

    04/02/2016 4:41:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 2, 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) PAC leader, president, and pollster Kellyanne Conway joined the Breitbart News Saturday radio program with guest host and Washington political editor Matthew Boyle. Conway discussed the state of the Republican primary, with two strongly anti-establishment candidates leading the race heading into Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary. Cruz has been surging in Wisconsin recently with the endorsement of the state’s Gov. Scott Walker and two new polls putting Cruz solidly in the lead over GOP delegate count frontrunner Donald Trump. “Donald Trump’s campaign has had a really rocky week or so and it’s being reflected in the polls,” Conway...
  • Glenn Beck: I’ll drop Ted Cruz like a hot potato if these affair allegations are true

    03/28/2016 1:39:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 28, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via RCP. My headline’s misleading, as I’ll explain in a sec, but it does capture the newsiest soundbite from this clip. Standard operating procedure when a politician’s caught in a sex scandal is for his close allies to rally around him. It was a regrettable lapse, he has much to atone for, but we all make mistakes and in the end it’s a private matter — you know how the script goes. Beck’s having none of that. If Cruz is guilty of what the National Enquirer’s accused him of, he says, I’m done. I heard that sentiment repeatedly from Cruz...
  • Former Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst endorses onetime rival Ted Cruz for president

    03/25/2016 7:02:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Dallas Morning News Trailblazers Blog ^ | March 25, 2016 | Tom Steele
    Former Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is backing Sen. Ted Cruz for president, KXAS-TV (NBC5) reports. The two ran against each other in 2012 in a bitter race for the Senate seat held by retiring Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. But Dewhurst says that was then, this is now. On Friday in Austin he called Cruz the best person in the field to unite Republicans and win the White House....
  • Why Ted Cruz is more likely to pull an upset than Bernie Sanders

    03/22/2016 4:40:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | March 22, 2016 | Phillip Bump
    As it stands, the two people most likely to accept their parties' nominations at this summer's national conventions are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Each has a sizable lead in delegates; each, we are assured by their opponents, will somehow end up losing. Those opponents, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders*, are hardly objective observers of the situation of course, any more than was Marco Rubio, whose last-minute insistence that he would win Florida was heartbreaking in the manner of an afterschool special. ("You'll get 'em next time, Tiger," we all sniffed. "You'll get 'em next time.") But it's an interesting...
  • Kasich Hits Back at Cruz Over Call to Police Muslims

    03/22/2016 2:50:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | March 22, 2016 | Inae Oh
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich rebuked Sen. Ted Cruz's call to "patrol and secure" Muslim neighborhoods in the wake of the deadly explosions in Brussels on Tuesday. "We are not at war with Islam--we're at war with radical Islam," Kasich told reporters in Minneapolis, according to the New York Times. "In our country we don't want to create divisions where we say, 'OK, well your religion, you're a Muslim, so therefore we're going to keep an eye on you." He added, "The last thing we need is more polarization." ISIS has since claimed responsibility for the attacks, which have killed at...
  • RNC Chair 'Not 100%' on Trump, Cruz, or Kasich Taking Nomination

    03/21/2016 10:55:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 20, 2016 | Jim Swift
    RNC chairman Reince Priebus joined George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week to discuss violence at Donald Trump's rallies and this summer's Republican National Convention. Asked whether the idea of a contested convention was still "an extreme hypothetical," Priebus explained: Uh -- uh probably not still the case, no. I think it's possible. We're preparing for the possibility. I think it's my job is to be as open and transparent as I possibly can be. Why I'm trying to get out there on the convention a lot, out in the media. Talk about the rules. What they are, what they're not....
  • Ted Cruz May Have Just Stepped into a Fight That Is Dividing NRA Members (Norquist)

    03/18/2016 2:11:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Trace ^ | March 18, 2016 | Mike Spies
    His newest foreign policy advisor, Frank Gaffney, is a key player in the effort to remove Grover Norquist from the organization's board. Ted Cruz named Frank Gaffney his foreign policy advisor on Thursday, a move that threatens to involve the Republican presidential contender in a contentious fight to get the party's most prominent anti-tax advocate kicked off the National Rifle Association's board. Gaffney once worked for President Ronald Reagan's Department of Defense and now runs the Center for Security Policy, a hyper-conservative think tank that promulgates theories about a Muslim Brotherhood conspiracy to infiltrate the U.S. government. The Southern Poverty...
  • The real lesson of Ted Cruz's Super Saturday? Marco Rubio is a horrible failure.

    03/06/2016 7:58:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Week ^ | March 6, 2016 | James Poulos
    Maybe Donald Trump isn't invincible, after all. On Saturday, Ted Cruz nuked Trump from orbit in Kansas, pantsed him in Maine, and almost scored coups in the other two states, Kentucky and Louisiana, where he fell short of Trump by just two delegates in the first case and one in the second. Overall, the Texas senator trails Trump in the delegate race by a very manageable 378-295. There's an awfully long way to go to get to the 1,237 needed for the nomination. It's enough to launch a thousand think pieces on what's become of the GOP's once-unstoppable frontrunner. But...
  • CAIR Asks Cruz to Drop Hate Group Leader, General, Other Islamophobes as Nat'l Security Advisers

    03/17/2016 3:32:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Business Journals ^ | March 17, 2016 | PR Newswire
    Retired Lieutenant General William G. "Jerry" Boykin says '[Islam] should not be protected under the First Amendment,' there should be 'no mosques in America' The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to drop designated hate group leader Frank Gaffney Jr., retired Lieutenant General William G. "Jerry" Boykin and other Islamophobes as foreign policy advisers. In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said: "Who a candidate picks for his or her advisers says volumes about that candidate's worldview. By choosing infamous...
  • This Arizona Congressman Is Urging His State to Vote for Ted Cruz

    03/17/2016 2:19:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Charisma Magazine's Charisma Caucus ^ | March 17, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    With voters in the winner-take-all state of Arizona set to vote next Tuesday, presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) picked up a big endorsement out of the Grand Canyon State. U.S. Rep. David Schweikert, a fellow Republican, represents Arizona's Sixth Congressional District and was first elected to Congress. He is a recognized reform leader in Washington, D.C. "My top priority in Congress has always been to do what the Washington insiders simply refuse to do, and that is to reduce the size and cost of government and save our nation from the crushing debt that the Washington politicians have...
  • Can Ted Cruz Pass Trump?

    03/16/2016 7:08:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 121 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | March 16, 2016 | Philip Diehl
    Donald Trump not only beat Marco Rubio last night, he beat the expectations game as well. He crushed Rubio by almost 20 points in the Floridian's home state. He took Illinois by 10 points over Ted Cruz and 20 points over John Kasich, and in Missouri, he edged out Cruz by the narrowest of margins. Trump also extended his dominance of Cruz in the South, beating him in the final race in the region that was to be Cruz's launching pad to the nomination. The New Yorker won 11 of the region's 12 contests, losing only in the Texan's home...
  • Could Ted Cruz Be Donald Trump's Running Mate?

    03/16/2016 5:10:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Charisma Magazine's Charisma Caucus ^ | March 16, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    Ever since they became the two leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination last fall, there was speculation that perhaps U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and businessman Donald Trump could form an anti-establishment "dream team" for the November general election. Just hours before the first returns came in, proving that polls were right the GOP front-runner would have another big night, the Texas senator put any talk of a Trump-Cruz ticket to bed. Appearing on the nationally syndicated "Hugh Hewitt Show," Cruz said he had "zero interest" in being Trump's running mate. "Donald Trump loses to Hillary, and the answer,...
  • Wake up Ted, it's time to make the phone call to Trump

    03/16/2016 8:43:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 237 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 16, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    What's that famous saying? "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." It's time for Ted Cruz to wake up and make the phone call that changes history, changes the GOP, changes the course of America. It's time to face reality. Donald Trump will be the 2016 GOP presidential nominee. Only Trump has a path to the nomination. Ted Cruz is delusional if he thinks he can win the nomination...or deserves to win the nomination. He was shut out on Tuesday night. Shut out as in zero, zilch, zip, nada. It was Trump 4, Kasich 1, Cruz 0, Rubio cut from...
  • Dick Morris: Trump Helped 'Massive Exodus' to Cruz

    03/13/2016 9:36:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    NewsMax ^ | March 13, 2016 | Dick Morris
    Polling begun and completed after the March 10 debate shows radical changes in Ohio and Illinois ahead of their March 15 primaries. In both primaries, Ted Cruz is surging, on the strength of a strong debate performance. In Ohio, a winner take all primary with 66 delegates on the line, the latest poll by CBS, conducted from March 9-11, shows Trump and Kasich tied at 33% each with Ted Cruz surging to 27% up from his pre-debate showing of 19%. Easy to dismiss as an outlier? Not if you also look at CBS' Illinois poll that has Trump leading by...
  • George Will: Can Cruz Locate And Motivate Michigan’s Nonvoters?

    03/05/2016 3:26:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 4, 2016 | George Will
    DEARBORN, Mich. -- It is here in the industrial Midwest, not in the South, where Ted Cruz's audacious theory of the 2016 race was supposed to be put to one of its most important tests. Michigan's primary on Tuesday -- and especially what happens that day in the Detroit suburbs that in 1980 were ground zero for a new political species, "Reagan Democrats" -- will answer this question: Can Cruz locate and motivate legions of recently nonvoting conservatives, millions of them nationwide, especially whites without college experience, who can be pulled back into voting in numbers sufficient to determine the...