Actions Speak Louder Than Words…

Ted Cruz Today

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Donald Trump For Past Five Months:

Trump with police

trump blue lives matter

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

“One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.”

      ~ Arnold Glasow

“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.”

      ~ Douglas MacArthur

 

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121 Responses to Actions Speak Louder Than Words…

  1. NHVoter says:

    What do you think is the meaning behind this?

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  2. hocuspocus13 says:

    Cruz becomes Trump’s Apprentice

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  3. Just_me says:

    I am not sure Cruz would help Trump.

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  4. saskamare says:

    #Trump knows he’s #INELIGIBLE! ‘I Always Heard You Had to be Born in US to Run for Pres.’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1UxOsb0NS4

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  5. My on-topic comment is this – YES – Trump is always WAY ahead of the curve. I used to admire this in Rand Paul, primarily, but I think Trump is way better at it than Paul – which is saying a lot.

    Trump is just amazing at getting it right. He owns the downside because the downside doesn’t scare him, and it doesn’t scare him because he has thought it through like a champ.

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    • LBH says:

      “He owns the downside because the downside doesn’t scare him, and it doesn’t scare him because he has thought it through like a champ.”

      Totally agree with this. Trump is ‘in it to win it’ and he’s been doing his homework for at least a decade. No doubt he’s been doing his own polling and conducting message testing for quite a long while. He is definitely playing 3-D chess and it’s really fun to watch.

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  6. Southern Son says:

    Sessions is my pick. I’ll defer and respect DT’s decision though. TRUMP,TRUMP,TRUMP!
    USA,USA,USA,USA,USA!!

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  7. Nessie509 says:

    The purpose is clear: Ted Cruz is not well liked and is unelectable. Therefore, he’s the perfect brush with which to tar Donald Trump. Like every conniving gambit (half of which were developed by Karl Rove), Trump will deal with Cruz has said Trump won’t be the nominee and has laid off Trump hoping that if Trump quits, he’ll get his votes. Sorry Ted. I don’t like Eddie Haskell-type people. No Trump. No Vote. PUMA (party unity my bottom side)!

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  8. Doug says:

    Nothing about trumps campaign has been conventional so I wouldnt expect his most important decision (that of a running mate) to be either. However, Donald does seem to like to surround himself with very predictable, loyal people. Candidates with the demeanor similar to that of his children I think is where he heads.

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  9. Empress says:

    Trump needs a VP with “pro-America cred” and electoral clout. Unfortunately, Cruz offers both (along with a CFR globalist contract and Goldman Sachs shiv.)

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  10. MissV says:

    Trump #1; Cruz #2
    Trump wins; Cruz doesn’t win.

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  11. irvingtwosmokes says:

    I think it will be Jeff Sessions

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  12. Tydurd65 says:

    Personally, I’d love to see Alan West as Trump’s VP.

    That would be an insanely awesome, and unbeatable, ticket.

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  13. I happened across a TIME piece from September, highlighting Ted Cruz. What I came away from it with is, Cruz can be… Crafty when he wants to be. But I also had the impression, he can be both for and against the Establishment, all at once. I am not sure if that makes sense. No, I do not want to outright say I do not trust him. I know he riles many of the same groups as Trump, and yet I feel he can be for lack of a better word, ‘handled’ by those who want to keep things as they now are. Like he does not mind being the foil for the Establishment.

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    • Empress says:

      He’s controlled oppo, although it’s a ludicrous role for him, given his wife’s CV and his political ties and maneuverings. And, yet, so many Texans gloss o’er the facts in favor of his well-rehearsed evangelist-conservative rhetoric.

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      • Trumped says:

        The thing with Rubio and Cruz is that both seem like actors. Can someone explain why Cruz is talking like a fake preacher sometimes? Its an obvious act and not his natural personality. Are a demographic falling for that?
        With Rubio everything sounds rehearsed and like a kid infront of his class reciting a verse he just learned about.

        I mean Jeb is a moron everyone sees that but at least he is himself …

        What kind of people follow Cruz and Rubio?

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        • Les says:

          What kind of people think posts like this will shame any rational adults? “What kind of people…” I don’t know about Rubio, but I am an imported Texan who is educated and faithful to my family. I work hard and I am a veteran. I own firearms and I pay my bills. I vote every time the poll is open. I check facts for myself, am independent in thought, and am not easily led. I hope that answers your question.

          You think all the people who post scripture here are “fake” preachers? How can you tell? I’d like to know how you separate the fakers from the faithful.

          Some people will respond to this kind of message, but many people will be turned off by the juvenile peer pressure tactics and unfounded insults. Of course I am assuming you don’t know Ted Cruz personally. If you know him well and know he is faking his religious convictions, I apologize.

          I find it more constructive to support a candidate with polite, factual discourse. Especially if you are representing your namesake on a public forum.

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    • TexasDude says:

      Cruz was elected to oppose Obamacare amongst other things. He did, to the detriment of his career and standing.

      However, to have any ounce of success in Washington you have suck up to the establishment. He also has done that in some cases.

      It’s hard to follow your constituents or even your own conscience when the machine demands your subservience.

      Trump is truly the citizen statesman.

      He is, it appears, willing to break the machine for the good of the country.

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      I noticed that Rush is pushing Cruz lately. He didn’t get Walker, so he is on to Cruz.

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  14. yohio says:

    Ted Cruz now adding opportunist to the many names I’ve called him.

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  15. Rebel Mope says:

    This is nonsense. I don’t care if Trump picks Adolph Fricking Hitler for vice president. It doesn’t matter. The Dems have Biden for goodness sake. That’s not a very high bar to pass. Trump will fill out the ticket how he deems best to encapsulate the necessary Electoral College votes, that’s all. Someone once said a president needs to keep friends close and enemies closer. Nothing would surprise me in regard to VP pick. Everything else is just chatter.

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  16. Marco says:

    Cruz put’s on a good show but he’s just a typical smooth talkin lawyer that came out of no where and catapulted to the top. He’s been riding on Trumps coat tail and Trump knows it. I’m betting Trump will ask Sessions to be his running mate.

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  17. Trumped says:

    Cruz wants to ban only Muslim refugees. Cant answer how to check if they are christian.
    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-ban-syrian-refugees-entering-us/story?id=35261729
    And he wants to turn it into legislation? Again a weak attempt at pandering to the peoples fears while staying in line with the establishment.
    Lets hope americans can view through this snake oil seller.

    Trump says it as it is: No refugees cause you cant discern who is who and their intentions!

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    • Trumped says:

      Oh well Cruz tried to reason that there is no case of ISIS pretending to be christian.
      OMG Yeah trust ISIS to not pretend they are christians. This man is a clueless pandering around stooge.

      Lets hope a Trump presidency brings up new NO B.S. people who run for office without any need to sell out to any establishment.

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      • Les says:

        “This man is a clueless pandering around stooge.” He has a different opinion than you do. But the man is not a stooge. In fact, I’m going to pit his magna cum laude Harvard J.D. against your education. I’m going to say he has a better grasp of state and Constitutional law than most people who feel they are qualified to talk absolute smack about him.

        Americans are so disrespectful.

        I can’t believe someone is giving Cruz a ration of hell for trying to save Christians. The world’s oldest Christians. Christians who were Christians while the rest of us were carving animal heads on our boats. The Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch (now in Syria) is the oldest Christian church in the world. It was founded by St. Peter (the first bishop) and St. Paul.

        Yeah, Cruz is horrible for wanting to save these people from extinction.

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        • oldtoenail says:

          Great post Les. I think a lot of the people who are quick to bash Cruz are really on the other side. I will admit that it pays to be watchful but there is a certain reality to running for office in the Republican Party. You must at least pretend to be on the reservation at times. Party money is important. Trump is the exception. He has his own money. Cruz has stepped on a lot of GOPe toes. He was elected in Texas while the GOPe was asleep. He was not their choice. I am still on the fence as far as a VP slot for Cruz but there is some indication the GOPe does not like him. This causes me to like him.

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          • Les says:

            I agree. I’m not ready to disregard all Cruz has done. I’m also not believing anything I didn’t check out for myself first. I think people are wrong about some of the things they are saying about Cruz. I also think they are blind to some of the hypocrisy they are exhibiting. I’m an honest person and I can accept faults in others, nobody is perfect. Cruz isn’t perfect. People should be fair and not lose their minds. Don’t vote for Cruz, I’m not, but don’t be a wingnut about it and try to disrespect him. I hope the people willing to be ugly about Cruz have contributed more than he has. If they haven’t, I don’t even know what to say. You’d think good people would know better.

            I get irritated at people who go too far with their adoration. They are like the Obama lovers and Clinton lovers. It is not more desirable when “my” side does it. I don’t want to be associated with it.

            Why do people have turn rabid like that? Just don’t vote for the man. You know if Trump picks Cruz for VP next week they are going to change their tune and be in love with Cruz again. Be like the mountain, not the wind.

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        • Trumped says:

          Sure with some his preacher pandering voice works. If he is so great about the constitution then why does he then introduce legeslation that is impossible and he himself cant defend for all his irrationality. He just jumped on a bandwaggon. He wont get it anyway through.

          We will see to which candidate he sends his delegates when he is out.
          By his positions he should endorse Trump if he gets not above 25% in the first 4 states.
          He now wants to build a wall too without crediting Trump for his idea. Lying and pandering is a good christian trait?

          Anyway..
          Who would you let to organize building a wall on your property ? Trump or Cruz?

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    • Serpentor says:

      If someone as smart as Cruz can’t figure out that you can’t come out and say “no muslim refugee” isn’t trustworthy. Seriously, how hard is it to say “no refugees” so that it’s non-discriminatory.

      If you want to help, HELP THEM THERE.

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    • RP says:

      “Cant answer how to check if they are christian.”

      A big plate of bacon…

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  18. Brother X says:

    If he really wants to shake things up he should pick a regular American, like Johnny the electrician or Jimmy the carpenter.

    Tradesman have more sense, integrity, and love for the country than any shyster lawyer does, things have to add up in their line of work and excuses don’t fly. We need someone who knows what the GOPe /DNC machine has done to our country as seen from street level down on Main Street.

    Of course he would be a wounded veteran too, that will really tick off the posh fruitcake DC establishment crowd.

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    • Serpentor says:

      I’ve really felt like that’s not a bad strategy, it’s just the person better be VERY strong. A known will be under a lot of scrutiny, an unknown will have that scrutiny plus skepticism. Just remember what happened with Sarah Palin – she was not ready for prime time.

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      • Trumped says:

        Certainly true.
        Still I hope a shift happens where people who simply know how to do things, simply professionals without any other agenda then common sense and their fellow man, will go to Washington.

        I hope Trump sets a precedent here where people say:
        I can do x,y,z real things(build) and I will engage to do it for the people so that the country works. Career politicans should leave the scene within the next 2-3 election cycles.

        As of now no chance as the politician establishment blocks these efforts. Only Trump could do it due to his money. But in the future that shouldnt be the no1 need to run for president or any other office. And Trump hints onto that indirectly in his speaches.
        Imagine you wouldnt be allowed to do any advertisment or any large scale donors neither directly nor via pacs… Just what you can do and what you stand for in the public. I think its possible somewhere down the road… the net might help in that regard too.
        Its great to see for example so many seniors to wake up out of their TV box mind control.

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      • RP says:

        Yes but I believe Palin took the arrows that exposed the media and the electorate is a lot different now. What happened to Palin wouldn’t fly today…for very long.

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        • oldtoenail says:

          I still give Palin a lot of credit for where we are now. To say she was “not ready for prime time” is greatly glossing over the truth. She took the full weight of the dems, GOPe, and the press and survived. She may have come out of it beaten up but she is a long way from beaten. I think she will have a place in the Trump world. We definitely needed her to show us there were people with principals. Many of the people claiming to be true conservatives abandoned her at the most crucial time but sufficient people seen and understood the disgusting truth of the present political cartel. (Cruz has it right)

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    • nightmare on k st says:

      Sheriff Joe?

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  19. Black Beauty says:

    For God’s sake, let’s forget about Cruz for ANY office, elected or appointed! He is a globalist who has been stealthily posing as a true conservative. It doesn’t get more shady than that! But, besides,his wife has deep connections to the Council on Foreign Relations–part of the globalist elites who are causing all these worldwide upheavals, as part of their effort to bring on enough chaos to justify the “need” for world government. Cruz is being nice to Trump because he is willing to sit as vp, in order to get his own better chance to be president. If he gets to be president, it’s going to be back on track to global government all over again!

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  20. Backspin says:

    Quislings , Quislings everywhere.

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  21. jackphatz says:

    You know, if Trump names a “known” politician as his running mate and this person succeeds him in eight years that puts us right back where we are today. All politicians in Washington. Shouldn’t we be actively encouraging non politicians to run for more offices?

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    • Trumped says:

      YES! Im sure thats how the system should work. People out of our midst acting in the interest of the people and not special interest.
      Moral leaders and professionals who do real things. Lets hope Trump sets a precedent for that.
      No company should be allowed to donate. Only small donations. No pacs.
      JUST PEOPLE working together for the people.
      These stooges are like damn robots of an alien system.

      Another thing are the parties. They are like the unelected shadow powers controlling the fate of the nation.
      Only a guy like Trump could break through them with his financial powers and even that isnt through yet(the GOPe will be nasty nasty come primaries)

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    • Martin says:

      Yes, which is one of the reasons why I want Trump to choose an outsider. No more politicians. Reagan, unfortunately, didn’t do it and look what happened.

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      • Les says:

        Once you are put in political office you become a politician. It’s the definition of the term and unavoidable.

        Very few “real” people understand the workings of government and the rules involved. If you have ever served or worked at a gov’t installation or in a gov’t building, you will know how hinky the rules are and how many pitfalls there are to be avoided.

        I don’t hate everybody who decides to devote their lives to public service in public office. I know I won’t agree with them all the time, but I admire their passion for service. Some get lost along the way, some don’t. Few don’t.

        Mega-businessmen are politicians. They have to be to become successful.

        We need to be careful what we wish for. And we need to be smart and vote with our heads, not with our hate. I want to do this the right way, not be the flip-side of the liberal coin.

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    • annieoakley says:

      Tom Tancredo is my pick. He has always opposed illegal invaders.

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  22. Angel Martin says:

    Cruz voted for fast track… that’s all you need to know.

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  23. TwoLaine says:

    Sundance, I think you meant MacArthur.

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  24. mketch says:

    How about Ivanka?

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    • Lars says:

      Good idea and a political angle.

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    • keebler AC says:

      I’m all for continuance of good policies and the problem with Reagan his son was a jerk, he couldn’t pass on his knowledge appropriately, and hence we got Bush, Sr and his legacy of twit offspring. The first danger signal for us for the Bush Family is that the elder Bush was a disaster. He couldn’t even win a second term. Along comes Bush Jr, and he won because the Democrat candidates like Al Gore was not a choice. Bill Clinton was impeached as president, and now the Democrats want his wife as president? The Clinton legacy should have ended with Bill because a wife would have no better morals.

      Trump will do an excellent job because his brand depends on it. That we can be sure.

      Trump also would not let any of his offspring enjoy free lunch on his work. They’d have to earn it. Ivanka is known to be very tough too but fair. Even Trump has had to tell her on Apprentice to let up a bit which she listens to.

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  25. Ivehadit says:

    A strong energetic person will be needed for VP. One who can execute. Trump will know exactly whom to pick!

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  26. Les says:

    I can’t bag on Cruz for being nice to kiddies and wanting to save Christians. If you can, how can you?

    I want my soul to remain intact. I’m not a political animal like some here, but I know what feels right. I don’t want to win at any cost, that’s a lib strategy. I can’t be like them. I WON’T be like them. I have to live with myself for a bit longer…

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  27. lilbirdee'12 says:

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/these-presidential-candidates-depend-on-wall-street-the-most-145726933.html#

    FTA: “Ted Cruz may win the Wall Street hypocrisy award.

    Among the presidential candidates saying they’ll get tough on big banks and let troubled lenders fail, Sen. Cruz has accepted the largest percentage of money from Wall Street donors—essentially bashing the very people funding his campaign.”

    ~~There’s a good chart listing candidates and amt. of funds from Wall Street. Mr. Trump is last on %. I couldn’t get it to c/p.

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  28. Bluto says:

    Mr. Haney Tweets? Who knew…

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  29. Brother X says:

    Trump has been standing with police and veterans for decades. Cruz didn’t even give up his dual citizenship to the country he was born in until mere months ago.

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  30. I don’t think Trump would pick Cruz as his VP. Trump’s “secret sauce” for business success is a thorough approach to all projects, He is always diligent in minimizing risk in a high risk environment.

    Cruz was not born in the U.S., and his father was not a U.S. citizen when he was born. OK, obama broke the mold, his father not a U.S. Citizen either, but obama has been able to make the paper thin claim that he was born in the U.S.

    Anyway, I think the weeds here are way too high and deep for Donald Trump, in regards to a VP Cruz. He’ll select one from the many many fully eligible candidates for his VP slot. There will be no controversy here.

    But Cruz would probably make a great AG, or similar.

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    • Rick Santorum would be a good VP. Though He can’t carry Penn. by himself he could help get enough vote to win the state. He reinforces the blue-collor message. He helps with Catholics vote and is viewed favorably with Evangelicals. He doesn’t give up and he would be loyal to Trump.

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      • keebler AC says:

        I like Huckabee but I’m told he’s GOPe? Ted Cruz can’t win any legal battles in Congress and in fact, gives away the farm and calls it negotiation! I’m not certain he’d be good as AG or Supreme Court at this point. He ought to stay Senate to help Trump fight Congress. He’ll have to prove he means it when he says he’s against TPP and amnesty now. I still don’t trust that he’s intelligent above legal talk, and his wife working for Goldman Sachs (on temp leave of absence only) means they are both for Global Uniparty.

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        • rhobin8301 says:

          Huckabee might be alright, so might Christie, but the thing is, from the field of candidates, none can get out of the single digits in terms of support on their own, so why would we want them as VP, you know that pesky one heartbeat thingy. What about Judge Jeanine Pirro? Might shake things up a bit.

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  31. kvoorhees4 says:

    In a Bloomberg interview yesterday, Jeb Bush is back to not being willing to call his brother’s invasion of Iraq a mistake
    “Think about your brother. What’s the — again, the discrete policy decision that was the best thing and the biggest mistake.
    BUSH: I think both relate to Iraq. One was the surge, which was an incredibly courageous act against popular will, jeopardizing his legacy, huge threats to all the stuff that presidents are supposed to be thinking about in their sixth year, or fifth year. It was the right thing to do and it was a great success.
    I think the beginning of the Iraq war, not bringing security to the country, focusing on other things, was a — was an error that created the need for the surge, to be honest with you.”

    That should disqualify Bush. Trump is right that there would be no ISIS without Bush’s Iraq War. If the Republican candidate won’t say that, he can’t go after Hillary Clinton for her vote or for her Libya adventure. But Cruz ALSO wouldn’t call it a mistake back in May when Jeb first got in trouble over the Iraq War. That was my first clue that Cruz is a weasel, not a straight shooter.

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  32. Lars says:

    Mark Steyn for VP, if possible.

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  33. Saska Reagan says:

    If Cruz is going to LIE to us about his Constitutional Eligibility, what ELSE is he going to LIE about? HE KNOWS he’s #INELIGIBLE!

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  34. CSR says:

    Ted Crez has taken contributions from Club for Growth. I don’t trust anyone with ties to this group.

    http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?type=C&cid=N00033085&newMem=N&cycle=2016

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  35. keebler AC says:

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