January 3rd – 2016 Presidential Election – Open Discussion Thread

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244 Responses to January 3rd – 2016 Presidential Election – Open Discussion Thread

  1. Del Parker says:

    I called this Christmas Eve, when the CNN Poll broke w Trump at 39, up 21 over Cruz at 18.

    The internals of that Poll were even worse for Cruz, showing Trump is over whelming all other candidates, not just on the overall polling numbers, 39% to 18, but, more importantly, Trump is up far more, on the ISSUES, ♦ ECONOMY (57% Trump, his next closest competitors are Cruz at 8%, Rubio at 7%, Carson at 6% and Bush at 5%), ♦ ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION (55% trust Trump, followed by Cruz at 15%, Rubio at 10%), and ♦ ISIS (47% prefer Trump, 21% Cruz, 7% Bush and 6% Christie).

    What this means for Candidates, other than Trump, is they can no longer campaign on the Issues, without Trump rising even more.

    It’s difficult to get campaign strategy refocused over the Holidays, from campaigning on the Issues, to campaigning on the Personality. Cruz tried by bringing up the media attacks on his daughters, and I am still looking for the link bet the reporter and Cruz’s super pac on this.

    By Dec 26 the Reuters 5 Day Poll had Trump up another 7 points.

    Now I see this article in the Las Vegas Sun promoting Cruz’s Personality.

    It’s just amazing.

    When Ted Cruz was running in 2012, for the Senate in TX, I asked him during our local TP Q&A, if he thought Romney would win?

    Cruz’s reply…

    Ted Cruz — “I want him [Romney, whose name Cruz refused to speak] to win, but there are those around him that want to make this campaign about Personality. If this Campaign is about Personality, Obama will win. If the Campaign is about the Issues, Obama will lose.”

    Let this underscore, Cruz has lost his way, by the standards Cruz used to measure others 4 years ago, when he was elected to the Senate.

    http://lasvegassun.com/news/2016/jan/02/abrasive-cruz-tries-to-use-personality-to-his-adva/

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    • Rene says:

      Wow. Great analysis. Thanks.

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    • starfcker says:

      I spent a few minutes poking around some of the Salem sites, it’s an alternative universe. Lots and lots of discussions and strategy talk about the upcoming primaries, IN WHICH DONALD TRUMP SIMPLY DOESN’T EXIST. No mention of him, flat out bizarro world. It’s all Rubio v cruz v Christie v bush. All putting their final touches on the campaign home stretch. Going to be some shock over there in about a month

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      • TheFenian says:

        The human brain’s capacity to live in denial can be a wonderful thing – we all do it to one degree or another as we cope with life’s daily challenges. But to watch as “living in denial” is played out to such an extreme extent on national news networks is truly bizarre indeed.
        I think Ann Coulter had the best line on this bizarre phenomena when she recently said (something along the lines of) “At what point during Donald Trump’s inaugural address will the establishment realize this is for real ?”.

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      • Trent Telenko says:

        You can add PJ Media to the “Salem media to the bizarro world” list.

        I posted some of the things I have here on TCTH Trump as a 30 year billionaire gave him open source intelligence and counter-intelligence capabilities other GOP candidates didn’t have to a “KlugerRD” on the comment section here::

        https://pjmedia.com/trending/2015/12/30/in-it-to-win-it-trump-announces-major-ad-buys-in-early-primary-states

        PJ Media deleted it without notifying me.

        Nothing about policy violations or any of that rot in my e-mails..

        My comment was just gone.

        IMO this means “KlugerRD” is a sock puppet/spambot speaking with “the puppet master’s voice”.

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        • Bluto says:

          Kluger is regular inhabitant of the CruzBot hive at The Right Scoop. I’ve crossed paths with his High Tardness multiple times over at Breitbart. The dude isn’t very sharp once he gets diverted off his script. So yeah, he might be one of those scripted bots.

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          • Trent Telenko says:

            Bluto,

            Thanks for confirming some of my suspisions.

            The difference between real populism and elite supporting ‘faux populism’ is striking, every time you run into it.

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    • Sentient says:

      Cruz has to run on his personality? Even his mom is dubious about that…

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    • Hardnox says:

      Great comment Del.

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    • WSB says:

      I looked at this poll and do not understand how the ‘external’ number can only be at 39%. It seems to be a recurring trend that these polls never fluctuate above 39. Is that pure coincidence or contrived?

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      • Del Parker says:

        There have been several articles the last couple of weeks noting some folks are not inclined to admit they are voting for Trump to a live pollster.

        A more appropriate explanation might be the learning curve over time is higher for Issues than for Personality. Issue driven polls are less elastic to events over time, affecting the external numbers. The less well known the Candidate’s position on an Issue, the less that Issue matters in changing the results of the Poll.

        The pollster does not take the poll perfectly, because, just by asking the question on a particular Issue, presents the likelihood the person polled has never actually considered changing their overall opinion, based on the Candidate’s position on such and such an Issue.

        Look for Trump’s positions on the Issues to be buried the next 3 weeks. No more of this mimicking Trump on the Issues. The Campaign is going back to attacks against Trump on his Personality.

        Good luck w that.

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        • WSB says:

          Thanks!

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        • Trent Telenko says:

          Del Parker,

          Thanks for those two very astute posts.

          Trump’s command of the media culture both before and after San Bernadino has made the top three issues with the public terrorism, immigration and government corruption…

          …and Trump has made closing the borders and addressing Terrorism the same thing in the public’s mind.

          Your spotting the switch to personality attacks on Trump from “issues” attacks means it is over. for all the other GOP candidates. None of them are a real outsider candidate credentials that can address those issues to the public’s satisfaction.

          Trump’s Apprentice media persona is so big in the public mind that the only people who will be moved by such attacks would never have voted for Trump in the first instance.

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    • Doc says:

      Thank God, Trump is spoiling everything for the bribed politicians and their spoiled slave masters. He is not beholden to the established good old boys clubs.

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  2. nimrodman says:

    Clever headline at Breitbart:

    After The Trump Terror Vid, Can We Start Calling Her ‘Al Shabaab Media Advisor Hillary Clinton’?

    http://www.breitbart.com/jihad/2016/01/02/after-the-trump-terror-vid-can-we-start-calling-her-al-shabaab-media-advisor-hillary-clinton/

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    • Juan says:

      Speaking of Breitbart … was glad to see they linked a stream of Trump’s rally in Biloxi. For sure it added to the online audience & brought out a lot of pro Trump comments.

      Don’t think any other candidate get coverage of their rallies like Donald.

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      • noritadek says:

        I was surprised that they even show a picture of the whole rally. Apparently they had 15,000 in the coliseum and they had to accommodate the overflow ( about 10,000) across the street. We are going to get our country back guys and I’m so excited! Trump will be our president!

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      • texasmama6 says:

        I was, too. The continued prominence of Trump articles and the plethora of pro-Trump comments points to them perhaps beginning the final stage of grief. Resignation.

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    • clash108 says:

      That’s basically what I said when the news first hit. I just added the fact that the terrorists now realize they need Hilliary to be President, because they know Trump will wipe them off the map.

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  3. Having been born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, TRUST me when I tell you that Donald J. Trump drawing a YUUUUUUUGE crowd like this on the Mississippi coast on a SATURDAY night is MONUMENTAL.
    I can’t wait for the CLARION LEDGER, arguably the State’s largest propaganda rag/ bird cage liner/ deer camp toilet paper, to hit the stands in a few hours. I will be interested in reading their SLANT on last nights event.
    I’m not a democrat/ republican/ political kind of man, but I AM an AMERICAN/ PATRIOT who happens to BE from Mississippi. My family and friends, and they are many, left/ are leaving the republican party as a result of the article about the MISSISSIPPI STRATEGY to UNSADDLE #Trump leaked to the press last last year. Many were and STILL ARE embarrassed as hell.
    This is going to be interesting.
    GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Scottish, I was raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and I agree completely.

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      • Tundra, I’m from the Delta. This event made MISSISSIPPI POLITICAL HISTORY. The YUUUUUUUGEST political gathering EVER. At least 13,500 inside several several thousand outside. Donald wasn’t the one who guestimated the attendance, the Coliseum management did. A friend from the coast who was THERE, said she hadn’t seen anything like that since she had attended an ELVIS concert in Memphis. I told her that ELVIS was probably IN THE BUILDING in SPIRIT. Probably John Lennon and B.B. King as well. Can you IMAGINE that ???????

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    • texasmama6 says:

      I thought I heard Trump say this may have been the biggest turnout in MS history for any kind of an event. Not just political. Exciting!

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    • WSB says:

      All need to remain registered in the Republican Party to vote in the primary. Even if your state is an open primary state, the GOP is pulling out whatever tricks they can to suppress votes for Trump. They may institute rules, pledges, whatever confuses or intimidates. Please get the word out to all family and friends.

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      • WSB, you need to familiarize yourself with what is being called the MISSISSIPPI STRATEGY. GOOGLE IT. It explains the crooked fraud the rinosours used to get thad re elected. PURE F’N FRAUD. That’s what they are planning for #Trump. WE THE PEOPLE are f—-d.

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    • Starkey Morgan says:

      The article(s) were crap. Gannet owned. “Trump draws thousands” yawn.

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      • I have news for you Stark. Gannet is a far left / rinosour rag. There were at least 13,500 inside, not counting the ones OUTSIDE. #Trump is our next President despite what they want to think and print.

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    • I am a passionate patriot and I believe that describes Donald J Trump as well. I never watched The Apprentice. I don’t care for reality shows. I was so discouraged when I realized who Ted Cruz really was and I decided I would not vote. When Donald Trump announced his candidacy I immediately ordered some of his older books to try to find out who he really is. I started with “The Art of the Deal”. The more I read, the more excited I became because I am convinced that he is the real deal.

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  4. dick8johnson says:

    Have you guys heard anything about the militia taking over a federal building in Oregon?

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  5. Sentient says:

    All Trump has to say about the Al Shabaab video (if he even wants to say anything) is “terrorists don’t like me”.

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  6. Amos says:

    There might not be a 2016 election after all.

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  7. SharonKinDC says:

    Oh, some of BO’s ‘Dreamers’ in action:

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  8. Garrison Hall says:

    Having the Diamonds and Sillk women show up at his Mississippi campaign stop was another Trump master stroke. Showing what appeared to be a predominately white audience cheering for and obviously loving these two black women was a perfect way to symbolize Trumps increasingly broad based support. The talking heads and establishment media pundits are dumbfounded about all this. What we’re seeing with them is a kind of pathological denial that is born of extreme desperation. They just can’t quite believe what’s happening so they start telling each other stories where what they want gets presented as what they have.

    Their latest lets-explain-Trump narrative has his audiences reduced to bunches of wrestling match rubes who just come for the show but who can’t be counted on to actually vote for Donald Trump. When I hear the talking heads spout this kind of twaddle to each other, it’s clear that we’re seeing people who are at the end of their rope. These are people who see themselves as opinion makers, the kind of people others look to for answers. But, now, with the conservative insurrection fully embracing the Trump phenomenon, suddenly nobody is listening to them anymore. The pundits are in full-on panic mode, frantically pulling levers . . . only to find that nothing they’re doing is working.

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      GO TRUMP!!

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    • TheFenian says:

      The leftist media have been using a tried and true tactic for years to enable them to “quote a source” for their false narative.
      Reporter #1 says to reporter #2 “I don’t think these people will show up at the polls.” Reporter #2 then goes on the air and says “Sources who are following the campaign closely say Trump’s rally attendees are unlikely to translate into actual votes in the primaries.” This “quote a source” routine has been going on for decades, but it no longer works – the Internet has changed everything.

      Diamond and Silk were promoting their Ditch and Switch website last night. The site is fantastic – informative, helpful and user friendly. Definitely visit it.

      Main Page;
      http://www.diamondandsilkinc.com/how-to-switch/

      Specific link to switch party registration;
      http://www.diamondandsilkinc.com/deadline-to-switch-/register/

      They are a true inspiration to all of us. Two ordinary Americans with just a computer and a YouTube account and look at all they are accomplishing to help elect Donald Trump. The determination of an organic insurrection knows no limits.

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      • The same ole “make up a quote on the spot” trick. They also like to use, “it has been reported”, it’s being said”, “an anonymous source said”, “we’re hearing that”, ad nauseam…

        Communist and Marxist only change their stripes, not their tactics and agenda.

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    • Remember in November some talking head o TV said that the only way to reduce Trump’s success was to attack his supporters. The entire establishment is doing this in lock step. It is another manufactured ‘plan’ and it is not working too well.

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    • Rosies Seeing Red says:

      Good comment. Donald Trump has done a masterful job at declaring the media dishonest. The media is still in denial that they are no longer the opinion makers, as you point out. Every rally, every interview has included the simple words “the media is dishonest” followed by his proof (polls they choose vs. ignore, etc.). Even low info voters understand the media is not to be trusted.

      In my opinion, Trump took out the #1 enemy of our country — the mouthpieces of the corrupt, globalist political class. Without their media mouthpieces, this minority would never have gained their power and control. Trump has neutered them, and it’s awesome to watch.

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      • marierogers says:

        the cameraman who would NOT pan..wish we could find out who gives him the orders!
        the crowd numbers, just amazing!
        the polls??. they suck! they are as phony as a 2 dollar bill

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        • Garrison Hall says:

          Umm, well, the camerman is just a working shmuck like the rest of us. His boss is a local producer, who could well be about 25 years old, who makes the decisions about where the camera should point. If the cameraman panned the audience without getting permission from the producer he’d get immediately fired. That’s just how the media biz works.

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      • Right you are Rosie. Trump calls them scum but then he takes the time to answer their questions and give them something to write about. And he gives access to all of the media, even the little guys who aren’t the big ones like O’Reilly. For the media, he’s golden.

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  9. Juan says:

    OK … You heard the man tonight .. even if your internet goes down & you can’t get a fix of CTH … you still must register & VOTE !!!!!

    This will be posted most everyday .. it’s that important.

    You must register or change your registration to Republican regardless of the state your in. Many states require you to be registered as a Republican to vote in their primary. Even if your state does not, it will send a message to them that it’s Trump driving people to the GOP.

    Don’t forget to vote in your primary or participate in the caucuses in your state !

    Get as many of your family and friends to do the same… remember it’s that important !!!

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    • TheFenian says:

      Juan – your daily post is always “liked” even though the act of “like” never works for me.
      Keep it up, post it daily, don’t stop till the last state has voted, the message can never be repeated enough.
      Only votes count. Not polls. Not rallies. Votes. Every vote matters. Every vote makes a difference. Turnout is everything.

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    • Even if your wife has left you, your dog died, the truck don’t start and the neighbors set fire to your house, drop everything and:

      GET OUT AND VOTE!!!

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  10. R-C says:

    If y’all have about 20 minutes to spare, surf on over to Intellectual Froglegs–the latest video is UP and it is a scorcher!!

    God bless you, Mr. Joe Dan Gorman–you’re a talented and sharp guy.

    (Signed, “Team Awesome Sauce”)

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    • NCPatrick says:

      I saw your name in the after credits, R-C, and I saw mine too. We recognize talent when we see it, don’t we? We love us some Sundance and Joe Dan, and God bless them always.

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  11. The Tundra PA says:

    A day or two ago, one of the commenters (Martin?) mentioned dirt that Hillary may try to tarnish Trump with; details about his father’s will and a lawsuit brought against the family in the name of Donald’s nephew’s son. I was unfamiliar with the reference, so was interested in this article from the New York Times:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/03/us/politics/for-donald-trump-lessons-from-a-brothers-suffering.html?_r=0

    Donald was the 4th of his parent’s five children (Marianne, born 1937; Fred Jr., born 1938; Elizabeth, born 1942; Donald, born 1946; and Robert, born 1948). Fred Jr. died in 1981, from complications of alcoholism. Marianne is a federal court judge; Elizabeth is an executive with Chase Manhattan Bank; Robert is president of their father’s property management company. I’m a little surprised that the enemedia has not sought out his siblings for high-profile interviews. Has anyone else seen articles on the sibs?

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    • Eskie Mom says:

      There’s this at The Hill.

      http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/264579-report-trump-helped-draft-will-that-excluded-his-brothers

      It’s sheer desperation & a major twist job (SSDD). The grandchildren (Fred’s kids) received the same as all the other Trump grandchildren, but they- or their lawyer, wanted what their father might have received, had he been living when Fred, Sr passed away.

      Fred, Sr passed away in 1999. Fred, Jr passed away in 1981. Fred, Sr wrote his will in 1984 & divided his money equally among his living children & leaving $200,000 to each grandchild. See about the 16th comment (“I’m me” screen name) under the article. They may explain it more clearly than I have.

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      • TheFenian says:

        “Desperation” is the apt description Eskie Mom. Trump’s been in the campaign over 6 months and the best oppo-research can come up with is his father’s will ? Goodness gracious. What’s next ? How far back do they have to dig ? A Great-great uncle Angus Trump being suspected of pilfering a sheep in 1879 ?

        Meanwhile, nobody ever talks about Hillary Clinton standing before the flag draped coffins of 4 dead Americans and telling the nation that this was all the cause of a hateful YouTube video that “we had nothing to do with”.

        Bush, Clinton, Rubio and their minions at the NYTs et al can oppo-research away all they want u till their money runs out. They are not going to damage Trump, they are not going to define Trump, they are not going to stop Trump.

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    • lovely says:

      The Hill and the Gawker have picked up the story today.

      I suspect that Hillary is spitting bullets. I believe that this was reserved for Hillary and she thought it was an ace up her sleeve. Remember RNC candidates are forced to adjust their game plan in accordance with what Clinton has in her war chest so they are not always free to act in their own political best interests.

      Hillary is like the God Father.

      Donald’s great nephew William’s health issue is common knowledge. The war over the Trump family paying for his health care after Fred Sr. death is common knowledge. There is a reason it was not being talked about by the mealy mouthed Jeb. Jeb has pissed away 40 million dollars and has scratch to show for it. The powers that be were leveraging this for when it would have the most impact and be the most beneficial to Hillary or Jeb.

      Anyhow. Here is the story in brief.

      Shortly after Fred Trump Sr. the family patriarch died William Trump was born suffering from infantile seizures.

      Fred Trump the III’s family was gifted the benefit of Precise the Trump family medical plan. Fred III was told after his very ill son was born that the insurance would continue.

      ”We were so relieved when Robert called,” Fred remembered. Robert’s call to Fred and Lisa was followed by a July 19 letter from a Trump company lawyer to the family insurance broker, which read: “Please instruct Precise to pay 100% of all costs relating to baby William’s care, notwithstanding any plan limits (percentage, number of visits, or maximum dollar amount); and … whether or not they are deemed by Precise to be medically necessary.

      ”In retrospect, the last sentence of the letter seemed ominous: “This directive shall remain in effect until further notice.

      The whole letter is not published in the article so the excerpts are disconnected. The Robert spoken of is Fred III uncle.

      Fred Trump III claimed that Fred Trump had intended for Fred III to receive Fred II inheritance, the problem was that there was a will that said no such thing, in fact it deliberately excluded Fred III and Mary (Fred’s sister) from any inheritance than what was stated in the will $200,000 each. Fred III and Mary decided to challenge the will and sue the Trump siblings.

      ”On March 23, Fred and Mary filed a legal objection to their grandfather’s will in Queens Surrogate Court. They claimed Fred Sr. was suffering from dementia and that the will he signed Sept, 18, 1991, was “procured by fraud and undue influence” on the part of Donald, Maryanne and Robert Trump. Although they did inherit money from their father, they are seeking one-fifth of their grandfather’s estate – an estimated $5 million to $15 million – what they believed would have been their deceased father’s share as one of the five Trump children.

      But Fred Trump Sr.’s wish, as stated in his final 1991 will and the one he executed in 1984 after Fred Jr. died, was to leave the bulk of his estate in trust for his four living children: Donald, Robert, Mary-anne and Elizabeth. According to the senior Trump’s wishes, Fred 3rd and Mary would be treated like all the other grandchildren. Each was left $200,000. But nine years ago, in a memo with the final draft of Fred Sr.’s will, his lawyer noted that Fred 3rd and Mary, in fact, would not be treated equally, because they could not receive their predeceased father’s share of the estate.

      “Given the size of your estate, this is tantamount to disinheriting them,” the lawyer wrote. “You may wish to increase their participation in your estate to avoid ill will in the future.

      ”The elder Trump was given two boxes to check, both of which would have given more money to Fred 3rd and Mary. He checked neither

      Donald Trump believed that Fred III acted dishonorably by seeking remedy through the court rather than coming to Donald. Donald was furious that Fred III was casting aspirations on the patriarch of the Trump Clan, Fred Trump. Fred III and Lisa Trump his wife cast aspirations on all of the Trump siblings who were beneficiaries of Fred’s will.

      It should be noted that Fred III (William’s father) was a successful Real Estate Broker* with insurance and his son William had not yet been born at the time of his grandfathers death. William never went without. In fact Fred III has set up a fund to help raise money for people who are not as monetarily fortunate as he and his family to help sick children.

      Donald Trump considered Fred III and Mary’s suit an attack on his father.

      ”On March 30, Donald, Maryanne and Robert Trump retaliated. Fred Trump 3rd received a certified letter informing him the medical benefits that had always been provided to his family by the Trump organization would end on May 1, 2000. “I burst out into tears,” said Lisa Trump. Fred said he is determined to fight on principle. A Nassau County judge ruled this month that the Trump family must continue paying the health insurance until the dispute is resolved. “You have to be tough in this family. I guess I have what my father didn’t have. I will stick to my guns. I just think it was wrong,” Fred said.

      ”Mary is equally incensed . The 35-year-old Long Island graduate student said she, like her brother, can well afford her own medical insurance. “Given this family, it would be utterly naive to say it has nothing to do with money. But for both me and my brother, it has much more to do with that our father [Fred Jr.] be recognized,” she said. “He existed, he lived, he was their oldest son. “And William is my father’s grandson. He is as much a part of that family as anybody else. He desperately needs extra care.

      INSIDE TRUMPS’ BITTER BATTLE Nephew’s ailing baby caught in the middle

      http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/trumps-bitter-battle-nephew-ailing-baby-caught-middle-article-1.888562

      Trump family gives back to agency that helps developmental disabled

      http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Trump-family-gives-back-to-agency-that-helps-4590816.php

      “For those who aren’t fortunate enough to have the resources, Abilis can help,” Trump (Fred III ) said. “I’ll just say it: I’m sure the therapy they are offering at some state institutions are not quality like you’ll get here.”

      The fund raiser for the less fortunate took place at Donald Trumps golf course so I assume the rifts have been mended.

      ”On Monday, Trump (Fred III) will host his second Golf for Abilis fundraiser, a sold-out event that has drawn 112 golfers for 18 holes at Trump National in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.”

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      • WSB says:

        Why would any sane person name a dead family member as a beneficiary in their will?

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        • lovely says:

          That wasn’t Fred III’s assertion, his assertion was that that Fred Trump, his grandfather, wishes were that what Fred II (Fred’s IIIs father) would have received a fifth of the patriarchs money, and thereby he and his sister were entitled to what would have been Fred’s II’s inheritance money.

          Fred Trump had a will that said otherwise.

          Sorry with 3 Fred Trumps being involved it is hard to keep it all clear.

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    • Martin says:

      It wasn’t me.

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Thanks so much, Eskie Mom, Fenian, and lovely. I understand it all much better now, you guys did a great job of explaining. ‘Preciate it!

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  12. Duchess says:

    Line up thus far for Sunday Talk shows 01/03/16:

    Jan 2, 10:49 AM EST

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

    ABC’s “This Week” – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson

    NBC’s “Meet the Press” – Republican presidential candidates John Kasich and Rand Paul.

    CBS’ “Face the Nation” – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

    CNN’s “State of the Union” -Sanders; Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina; Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va.

    “Fox News Sunday” – Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Chris Christie.

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  13. flyanddive says:

    University study finds Marco Rubio’s Senate voting record indicates he will play 30% more golf than Obama if elected President.

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  14. freeperjim says:

    A bit concerned that Cruz will win Iowa and detract from Trump’s momentum. We simply cannot allow the GOP-E and their marxist media accomplices to gain any strength – they MUST be defeated at every turn.

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    • JRD says:

      Trump wins Iowa. “Competence wins this election.”
      Stop with the concern!

      Conservatives consistently allow the corrupt gopE, the media, and the elites to undermine them, and convince them that resistance is futile.

      NO ONE has momentum but Trump.
      NO ONE has charisma but Trump.
      NO ONE has the name recognition but Trump.
      NO ONE is competent but Trump.

      The rest of the dwarfs are “also rans.”
      Trump wins this horse race.
      Trump always wins because he believes in himself and losing is not an option.

      He acts like a winner.

      Start believing that you are backing a winner and you will.
      Winners win because they believe they can.

      Happy New Year, my friend. It is time to change your perspective.

      “THE VICTOR”
      If you think you are beaten, you are.
      If you think you dare not, you won’t.
      If you like to win but think you can’t,
      It’s almost a cinch you won’t.
      If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost.
      For out in the wold you’ll find
      Success begins with a fellow’s will.
      It’s all in the state of mind.
      If you think you are outclassed, you are.
      You’ve got to think high to rise.
      You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
      You can ever win the prize.
      Life’s battles don’t always go
      To the stronger and faster man.
      But sooner or later, the man who wins
      IS THE MAN WHO THINKS HE CAN!

      Trump embodies this. It is his entire persona. He wins because he acts like a winner and believes that he will win.

      If you are a Trump supporter start believing the same.

      Your overconfidence will convince the voters backing the rest of the dwarfs that resistance is futile. Time to back a winner.

      Trump landslide

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    • Crassus says:

      Those who predict Teddy Ballgame to win Iowa are the same ones who predicted that Michigan State would face Oklahoma for the national championship this coming weekend.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Martin says:

      Trump is winning Iowa. Period.

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      • sundance says:

        If cruz was factually winning Iowa there’d have been 100 polls non-stop poking Trump about it since the last debate.

        A wise person knows:
        ….”Whenever there is silence, the reality is counter to the preferred narrative”….

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        • Bluto says:

          Exactly.

          As I’ve said regarding the supporters & rallies that Trump easily commands: If ANYBODY was having just a smidgen of that same success, we’d be hearing about it from the media 24/7 with NEWSALERT scrolling banners during the commercial breaks. Guaranteed, one would not be able to escape the news of the incredible “Cruz, Carson, Jeb, Rubio” rally that was….ummm….almost as big as a small Trump rally and the subsequent refrain of “________” is surging! Trump is Finished!!! The surge is finally here! OMG OMG OMG!! THE SURGE!!!

          There is no “there” there. It’s not happening. One cannot substitute Hype in lieu of reality for eternity. Eventually reality wins. Isn’t there some sort of Law of Physics or some sort regarding this? Screw it, I’ll just call it “Bluto’s Law”. 😀 Reality wins.

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          • TAS says:

            “Bluto’s Law”….I like that…..care if I use it to describe the strange and unexpected….LOL…just kidding Bluto….I love this stuff…..GO TRUMP!!!!!

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          • Notmeagain says:

            Low energy/low mass bodies can’t overcome the momentum of a heavier body in motion. No physical evidence of an effect of wishing on momentum (telekinesis) has ever been discovered.

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        • kinthenorthwest says:

          I would just like to know where the rallies are …Looks like Cruz’s dad pulls in more during his church services which isn’t that many.

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  15. Sanj says:

    Obama plays so much golf, he must think he’s on the PGA tour…Trump on Fox and Friends…Tucker Carlson was still laughing going into commercial

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  16. NHVoter says:

    This is a surprisingly good article from the New York Times: Marco Rubio doesn’t add up
    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/01/03/opinion/sunday/marco-rubio-doesnt-add-up.html

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    • KitKat says:

      If it’s bad stuff about our guy, it’s outright evil. If it’s bad stuff about the other guy, it’s “surprisingly good.” Not that I have a problem with that🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    • Trent Telenko says:

      That sounds like a Trump “Marker Againt Future Events” like the post 9/11/2001 Muslim celebrations in Patterson NJ controversy before the San Bernadino terrorism.

      If so, be very afraid.

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  17. Wildeye says:

    Trump is not a conservative. He is liberal on all but three of the following positions:
    Taxes: Trump wants to lower income taxes (though not as much as Ted Cruz), but he also wants to take a lot of voters off the tax rolls entirely, giving them incentive to vote for politicians who will vote to raise taxes and spending on the remaining people who do pay income taxes.

    Free Trade: Trump will slap high tariffs on goods from China, Japan, and Mexico, which has the potential to create more jobs in America but also to radically raise the price of consumer goods here.
    Guns: Trump currently supports Second Amendment gun rights, in contrast to his past support for gun control.
    Abortion: Trump is against abortion. On August 3, he said he would defund Planned Parenthood, but on August 11, he changed his mind, saying he wants to continue funding Planned Parenthood, finding ways to finance the “good things” they do. Since all money is fungible, that would mean the continued indirect subsidy of abortions and sale of baby parts.

    Immigration: In contrast to his previous positions, Trump is now the best candidate on immigration, wanting to build a wall, deport illegals (and then let many back), and end birthright citizenship.

    Foreign Policy: Trump wants to bomb ISIS, keep the oil, and not give aid to rebels who may be affiliated with radical Islamists. He’s pretty solid there.

    Health Care: Trump has promised to get rid of Obamacare and replace it with something “wonderful.” No further details, but he refuses to cut benefits or raise the retirement age to save Social Security, and he refuses to consider changing Medicare to a voucher program.

    Eminent Domain: Trump supports the seizure of private land for a wide variety of purposes.

    Energy: Trump has called global warming “bull****” and wants more drilling for oil and gas on public lands.
    Privacy: Trump supports the former NSA program that allowed the government to collect phone, mail, and email data on all American citizens, not merely those suspected of being terrorists.

    Budget: Trump has said not a word about reining in government spending.

    Affirmative Action and Judges: Nothing on Conservativereview.com, but a simple web search shows that Trump supports affirmative action and attacked Justice Scalia for criticizing racial preferences. The next president may appoint up to four Supreme Court justices. The prospect of a Supreme Court shifted to the left on racial discrimination, eminent domain, and government power is troubling.

    Except for immigration, foreign policy, and energy, all of Trump’s contemporary positions are more identifiable with liberal positions, which is not surprising, considering he has spent most of his life as a liberal Democrat. Now, if you’re a conservative and immigration is your number-one issue, you can still justify a vote for Donald Trump. But Ted Cruz is almost as good – promising to build a wall, oppose amnesty, and enforce the law – and he’s much better on just about every other issue.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/01/a_quick_rundown_of_donald_trumps_positions.html#ixzz3wBzxn5ug

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    • WeeWeed says:

      So what?? He’s changed the face of “politics” as it’s always been done. God willing, he’ll bring about the clearing of trash and filth in that cesspool known as DC sooner rather than later. Personally, I don’t care if he wants to whistle “Dixie” standing naked in the reflecting pool of the Washington monument as long as he runs off the parasites that infest this government.

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    • WSB says:

      You’re parroting quite a few half truths, silly statements and partial edits.

      The door has been blown open about who talks (fakes) a conservative game and who has common sense pro-American ideas; who is bought and paid for with anti-American agendas and who wants to work for the American people.

      Best to go to https://www.donaldjtrump.com and really read Trump’s position papers.

      Then come back and tell us what you think.

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    • TheFenian says:

      Wildeye – your comment is an endless exercise in untruths, distortions, assumptions, strawmen and fantasy there’s not a great deal of incentive to break it down point by point. The great problem with low information commentors such as yourself is that you’re so steeped in never reading past a headline, or at best the first sentence of an article, that it’s useless to interact with you. They very fact that you felt the need to link to an anti-Trump article is the clearest indication that you are not in the least bit secure with your own grasp of the issues.

      If you can post opinions that are true and show a minmal intellectual grasp of the issues, you’ll find a more welcoming reception. Please unstrap the Body of Christ, ask mom if you can have more computer time, then use it to educate yourself.

      A mind is a terrible thing to waste. You can do better.

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    • JRD says:

      Ted Cruz is a liberal.

      Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., penned a joint op-ed for the Wall Street Journal calling on Congress to pass Trade Promotion Authority legislation. The two conservative lawmakers argue that the legislation, also known as “Fast Track,” is urgently needed to strengthen the U.S.’s ability to negotiate future trade deals.

      “By establishing TPA, Congress will send a signal to the world. America’s trading partners will know that the U.S. is trustworthy and then put their best offers on the table. America’s rivals will know that the U.S. is serious and won’t abandon the field,” Cruz and Ryan wrote.

      Cruz allowed the mask to slip. His wife sat on a Council on Foreign Relations task force for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? Yes right up until 2011 when Ted announced he was running for the Senate!

      Ted Cruz proposed a 500% increase on H-1B visas because his billionaire hedge fund magnate donor Robert Mercer likes to hire foreign MIT grads instead of Americans.

      Can you say “Bought and Paid For.”

      Cruz advocates for subsidies for the oil and gas industry.
      http://theiowarepublican.com/2015/yes-cruz-is-a-hypocrite-when-it-comes-to-the-rfs-and-big-oil/

      Trump is conservative on everything that matters: illegal immigration, terrorism, the $21 trillion national debt, Big Government spending, 0bamatrade, no Common Core, repeal and replace 0bamacare, eliminate the Department of Education, Income Tax reform, no death tax, corporate inversion, 2nd Amendment, the VA.

      Colluding with Paul Ryan on TPA is not conservative. Neither is the vote on the Corker Bill and proposing a 500% increase in H-1B visas.

      I’m sorry, I am not a hypocrite. In 2008 Conservatives believed that a freshman senator without any executive experience not well versed in finance was an empty suit. Still is!

      The country is already over the cliff. I am not willing to give the reins to an apprentice.
      Trump is adept a cutting to the chase in solving problems. I’m not voting for a lawyer who is a career opportunist who obfuscates and is only interested in attaining power and wealth.
      I’m voting for an accomplished executive who is known for completing projects early and under budget. Who fights like a tenacious bulldog and wins, not someone who makes plenty of noise and NEVER wins.

      Trump has Reagan’s coalition while Cruz has only some evangelicals.

      You want to back a loser, that’s your choice.

      I’m going with a proven winner with a winning plan for conservatism.

      Cruz is a liberal. Conservative is a “lifestyle.” Only a liberal would apply for a job they are unqualified for.

      Eminent domain is part of the Constitution. Low information voter, if you are such a Constitutional Conservative you should know THIS!

      You just made a fool of yourself.

      Pastor Ted isn’t even competent enough to hire believable liars at Tedssiah Central.

      This election is all about competence. Trump is competence personified while Pastor Ted doesn’t have any.

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      • KitKat says:

        Cruz will never never never build a wall.

        Liked by 5 people

      • Crassus says:

        Cruz isn’t a liberal. Cruz is a conservative. Unfortunately, conservatives will compromise their principles and sell out long before liberals will. We have only to look at the so-called conservatives we elected in 2010 and 2014 to see the proof.

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        • JRD says:

          I don’t believe that Cruz is anything but an opportunist.

          Conservatives don’t partner with Paul Ryan on TPA, vote for the Corker Bill, or propose a 500% increase in H-1B visas.

          And, I am not going to allow Cruz’s cult to define for me what is a conservative.

          Trump is more conservative than Cruz.

          Trump is using his own money while Televangelist Ted is spending other people’s money.
          Isn’t that the definition of what liberals do.

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          • Toronto Tonto says:

            I just had a Cruzbot on BB argue with me that we owe illegal immigrants due process and deportation hearings, because it’s their constitutional right. Then he followed me to the Star Wars thread and started ranting about gays.

            I told you it was OFA trolls pushing Cruz in the primary. The great thing about Trump supporters is they don’t get dragged into the purity wars. when you attack Cruz on his record, you find the trolls are not prepared to defend conservative principles, and they quickly tip their hands as to their true support, in this case amnesty.

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      • TPW says:

        Well that was convincing…..nothing to add…..powerful points!

        Liked by 1 person

      • Notmeagain says:

        Good riposte

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    • Martin says:

      Nice try, Cruzbot. Breitbart is waiting for you.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Crassus says:

      We elected a bunch of conservatives in 2010 and they did nothing. We elected a bunch of conservatives in 2014 and they still did nothing. Now posters like you come around and say that all we need to do is elect more conservatives in 2016 and things in this country will magically get better. I’m calling B.S. I’m sick of these conservatives who do nothing but sell out and capitulate once they get into office. At least liberals do what they say they’ll do. We get nothing from conservatives. Perhaps it’s because they’ve got nothing to sell in the first place.

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    • KitKat says:

      Lefties are out trying to stop the Keystone Pipleline and are against Eminent Domai . The Far left and the Far fight are on the same page re ED, and Trump is an intelligent, no extreme pragmatist, who realizes that Eminent Domain is necessary, and that people profit from it, even the few cranks who are against it. The projects that the Eminent Domain purists try to stop bring employment and industry to communities and are supported by a far greater majority than the few who try to stop it.

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    • Voltaire's Crack says:

      You are supposed to say “Excuse me, please” after you pass gas in public.

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      • marierogers says:

        i encountered a diehard clinton supporter in a shop ..after some back and forth she continued to say she will still vote for hitlery..
        some of us deserve what this prez is dishing out..too bad we have had to suffer along with the millions who elected this bastard a 2nd term!
        NOTHING.. WILL CHANGE SOME MINDS!

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      • BenY says:

        I was told that once I passed 70 I didn’t have to say excuse me anymore. (:

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    • I think you ended up at the wrong web site. Do you need a link to Brietbart or Townhall?

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    • TwoLaine says:

      Rafael comes with at least 10 MILLION Stings Attached. NO Thank You!

      The Man Behind the $10 Million Donation to a Ted Cruz ‘Super PAC’
      By Alan Rappeport
      JULY 31, 2015

      http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/07/31/the-man-behind-the-10-million-donation-to-a-ted-cruz-super-pac/

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    • Juan says:

      Saying Reverend Cruz wants to lower income taxes more than Trump is disingenuous at best. Actually it’s pure bilge when you consider he wants an enormous hidden tax increase on the average person with his “business transfer tax”. Just a clever name to disguise it from what it is … a value added tax. Prices would go up on most all goods to cover this … just like most European countries. Cruz is not to be trusted … he’s all in on being an open border free trade globalist … & he wants you to pay for it … (in a hidden way of course).

      You lose with Cruz.

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    • churchill says:

      Wildeye, you just don’t get it. Other politicians can promise what they like – no-one believes them. Many in the primary race are now parroting Trumps views. It doesn’t matter. NO-ONE BELIEVES THEM. People only believe Trump.

      Trump is leading by a country mile because he is believed.

      You can trot out as many “issues” as you like. None of it matters. We’re WAAAY past all that crap now.

      The only issue that matters is: can Trump survive until January 2017.

      Wildeye, you can visit us as often as you like with your bullshit – IT’S IRRELEVANT. Do yourself a favour, mate. Let go of Cruz and take the misery out of your life. Sleep well at night and wake refreshed. You’ll add ten years to your life

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    • ediegrey says:

      Your article on Trump is full of lies. Your supporting Cruz explains a lot. Donald Trump will do what is best for Americans – he is our only hope. The rest are bought and paid for by their donors and will do their bidding. Donald Trump will work for us, the people. The number one thing we need is to stop illegal immigration and bring back our jobs from China, Mexico, etc. etc. That will go a long way to solving our problems. Ted Cruz is a lying political hack globalist phony – and that goes for the rest of the candidates running.

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    • TPW says:

      Am aware of all the points you made……am willing to overlook some positions to see him revitalize our economy and bring jobs (manufacturing back) to US……bottom line because of some of his more liberal stances he will draw across party lines. Cruz can not do this and there for would lose the general.

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    • TAS says:

      @Wildeye…..Cruz is a Closet Globalist period!!! If Bill Clinton is fair game while helping Hillary’s campaign, then Cruz’s wife Heidi should also be fair game as she is helping with his campaign. Vetting Heidi will tell you everything you need to know about Ted. The guy is all lies and BS….even his ties to the evangelicals is strange as hell. His backers are running the same game as they did with Obama in 08…(one term Senator with Globalist Backers)…the similarities are down right eerie.

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    • Notmeagain says:

      Nice expansion of troll talking points we’ve seen since the start. But they are still without context or merit.

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    • Ted Cruz is a decepticon.

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    • moondrops says:

      With apologies, I do not like this. It looks too much like the Al Jezeera logo.

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      • Notmeagain says:

        It looks like the City of Phoenix logo dressed up. (usually just gold) I think this phoenix is trying to do too much at once: be the letter “u,” be a symbol of resurrection, be a patriotic symbol. Otherwise, as a Phoenician, I like it.

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  18. wtd says:

    via EPA @ Ibloga.blogspot.com

    Fun Presidential Personal Alignment Quiz….isidewith.com Be sure to click on ‘more questions about’ in each category as you will get a much more granular response, and answer on the left what degree of importance each issue has to you.

    This is not bad, but still vulnerable to anomalies. For instance I came out as unilateralist because I have decided my prior stance on Syria (we have NOTHING to gain there, STAY 100% out) was wrong in the result of an infinite stream of refugees, x% of whom are mass murderer wannabees.

    After your candidate alignment is revealed be sure to go to how you align with the candidates on each issue by importance. …
    …Very interesting and pretty good measure.

    BTW if you take the quiz on different days, different questions appear

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    • Notmeagain says:

      This is a very interesting quiz. When you get into the “other stances,” you notice that they follow popular arguments pro and con policy questions. There is some bias in the “other stances” often. It makes me think that it is also a clever opinion poll disguised as a matchmaking quiz. But it turns out that Rand is my guy, Cruz is second, Carson third, so I reject it.🙂

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  19. NHVoter says:

    Fiorina: Cruz says ‘whatever’ to get elected http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/03/politics/carly-fiorina-ted-cruz-rose-bowl/index.html?eref=rss_politics

    I’m not a fan of either, but why is Carly suddenly attacking Cruz?

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  20. Big Picture says:

    I just stumbled upon some great news: the New York Times says:

    “Eight of Mr. Trump’s 10 best congressional districts are in New York, including several on Long Island.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/31/upshot/donald-trumps-strongest-supporters-a-certain-kind-of-democrat.html

    This supports the contention a few days ago that Trump will win the Electoral College votes in New York because New Yorkers relate to his style.

    Of course, the NY Times thinks that all Trump supporters are white male racists, homophobes, sexists, and xenophobes. I’m so glad they fail to understand us. In any competition, understanding your rival is essential to victory. Their cognitive dissonance makes them blind to reality, which will just work in Trump’s favor.

    I’m feeling better and better about this election. I’m registered Republican, have encouraged family and friends to do the same, and I will vote in the primary. President Trump sounds good to me!

    Liked by 5 people

    • jackmac says:

      “Of course, the NY Times thinks that all Trump supporters are white male racists, homophobes, sexists, and xenophobes.”

      Actually I don’t think they think this. It’s more of the left’s old game of stereotyping to marginalize and dissuade voters.

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    • stevendufresne says:

      Everyone’s talks about how tough the Clintons are. They don’t know what tough is. Shoot, I didn’t know what tough was before Trump came on the political scene. They really do not want to deal with Trump. After seeing what he did to Bush, if you watched this morning’s interview on F&F, he will make mince meat out of her.

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  21. NHVoter says:

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  22. NHVoter says:

    And you will personally make sure of that, won’t you Jeb?

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  23. Dora says:

    For those of us who lived through the 90s, this is a refresher course.
    ~

    Hillary Camp Freaking Out As This Video Goes Viral.. ‘No Way To Stop It Now’
    Hillary Clinton: A Career Criminal

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    • furtiveadmirer says:

      I posted this a few days ago also..keep it going everywhere!

      Liked by 2 people

    • TwoLaine says:

      Sadly, that isn’t even half of their crimes.

      Liked by 1 person

    • NCPatrick says:

      Is there not a single honest patriotic Democrat in America? Not one who will admit that the Clinton’s are among the most psychotic criminals ever to gain access to the highest offices? She must be defeated and exposed and, God willing, sent to prison where she has belonged for years.

      This video needs to have the widest distribution possible by every means because I still believe the majority of Americans are decent people who would be shamed to learn how terribly their trust has been misplaced.

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  24. furtiveadmirer says:

    https://m.youtube.com/user/Cbsfacethenation1

    Ruth Marcus’s intentions COMPLETELY BACKFIRED on the panel.
    She just received this from me:

    1-3-16
    ruthmarcus@washpost.com

    Re: I am ALSO “Appalled & Thunderstruck” on ” Face the Nation” ??

    I am “Appalled & Thunderstruck” you are employed!

    I am “appalled & thunderstruck” that you are “offended” when Trump said we boycott UNIDENTIFIED MUSLIMS entering the USA UNTIL WE HAVE A PLAN to vet them.

    I am “appalled & thunderstruck” you twist others’ words.

    I am “appalled & thunderstruck” you are feigning STUPIDITY or truly are DENSE & mentally-challenged.

    As a Jew, I am “appalled & thunderstruck” that you are also Jewish & an example of how far Jewish women can rise, not because you are capable, but because you aren’t .

    I am NEITHER APPALLED NOR THUNDERSTRUCK THAT YOU HAVE ZERO INFLUENCE over ANYONE with a triple digit iq.

    But, I am MOST “THUNDERSTRUCK” that your “nattering nabobs of negativism” commentary on “Face the Nation” this AM convinced my DAD, a 92 year -old Jewish life-long Harry Truman Democrat to change his party affiliation – to DENOUNCE the GOP ESTABLISHMENT’s SELF-AGGRANDIZING CORRUPTION & BRING FORWARD Donald J. TRUMP, success story extraordinaire!

    You, Madame will never, ever be a success story, because you are “appalled” at the wrong people.

    YOU, MADAME, ARE A CLUELESS JEWISH EMBARRASSMENT.

    THE WORLD HAS PASSED YOU BY, MADAME.

    Snap out of it, already!

    And..
    Thank you for giving Trump a new endorser, my father, who has a visceral desire to Make America Great Again for his progeny!

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  25. TwoLaine says:

    TRUMP Bump Twitter Follower Updates:

    Friday, January 1, 2016 – PM – 5.51M
    Saturday, January 2, 2016 – AM – 5.52M
    Sunday, January 3, 2016 – AM – 5.53M

    Setting & Keeping Up the PACE into 2016! 🙂

    TRUMPETS!!!

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  26. NCPatriot says:

    Trump’s entire interview on CBS Face he Nation today was a picture of strength, honesty and spirit. Can’t do anything but HELP him. He answered all the questions directly, and I thought Dickerson was basically fair to him. That man is fearless—-and looked presidential ! Please find a clip of this in it’s entirety so the Treepers can see it. (also Breitbart has 5-6 articles about Trump today.)

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  27. stevendufresne says:

    The next President of the United States had two outstanding interviews this morning (as usual) after an amazing campaign rally in Biloxi, MS.

    On CBS:

    On Fox and Friends:
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/01/03/trump_mainstream_media_lying_about_terrorist_propaganda_video_featruing_me_another_isis_video_called_bill_clinton_a_degenerate.html

    Enjoy! The intensity is rising. All these people want to talk about “favorability” but the real metric is intensity. Looking at Trump’s social media following, the amount of people watching his events live online, his rallies and the crowds that attend, and the ratings he garners, Trump’s follower intensity numbers must be off the charts compared to his rivals. And it’s why I really enjoyed the F&F interview this morning. He’s not conceding Iowa by a long shot and he’s going to be spending big this month! A really excellent interview.

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    • KitKat says:

      Another thing, he isn’t already celebrating the victory party like Cruz who thinks he has Iowa in the bag, and in three months will be the nominee. Trump is saying … “we’ll see”, which I think is far better.

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  28. kinthenorthwest says:

    From a friend

    A little Sunday afternoon humor!!!
    KFC UPDATE!!!
    Remember when Playboy magazine reportedly offered Sarah Palin $4,000,000 to pose nude in an upcoming issue?
    Then Michelle Obama was offered $50 by National Geographic?
    And remember when KFC offered a “Hillary” meal, consisting of two small breasts and two large fat thighs?
    Now KFC is offering the “Obama Cabinet Bucket.”
    It consists of nothing but left wings and chicken shit.
    Just keeping you up to date…..

    Oh yes, you are going to forward this, aren’t you??

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  29. churchill says:

    In my late teens and early twenties I led a dissolute life. Despite this, I still had sufficient virtue to weep for the vast millions who lived desperate and squalid lives under oppressive tyrannies. My rebirth in Christ was yet to occur but I was still able to ruminate on the sheer impossibility of finding appropriate punishments for the scale of evil embodied in Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, Pol Pot and the rest. Surely, God must have special delicacies reserved in Hell for such as these.

    I also wondered at the absence of Divine Retribution. Was God blind to the suffering of his children, or merely inattentive? How could He observe such demonic wickedness and not wish to crush it?

    Later in life, as we acquire wisdom, we learn that ‘God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform.’ And we must accept His will. Nevertheless, I love the Old Testament and the swift and merciless judgments handed down from Heaven. The enemy we now face is so powerful that only with God’s aid can we prevail. Can He not send us a leader as wise and artful as Solomon; as brave and resolute as David? And can this man be equipped with the resources necessary to win?

    Lord, in Thy mercy, hear our prayer.

    “He plants His footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.”

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  30. Wildeye says:

    Trump has too many liberal positions. He only plays conservative on the campaign trail. He’s a big govt guy. He’s smart enough to fool you all with a few hot button issues like 2nd amendment, immigration, VA, and populist trade but federal funding for Planned Parenthood is a liberal position, even if its partial “only for the good stuff they do” as if they would honor any restrictions. Sure he’s against Obamacare but loves single payer instead –remember the first debate? If you are a constitutional conservative, small govt, tea party type, that should have been a big red flag for you. It was for me.

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  31. Tiger.red says:

    Did Cruz actually say Bill Clinton’s past is off limits?

    http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2015/12/ted-cruz-says-bill-clinton-not-an-issue-in-presidential-race.html/

    Sorry if i missed this, but Hillary’s hypocrisy ( i.e. she wants to hold the Republicans to a standard she won’t apply to her husband) is both current and relevant; it’s not “ancient history.”

    Borrowing Romney’s gentleman’s campaign strategy is not smart, and it again makes Cruz appear to be ‘leading from behind’ Trump’s muscle.

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    • Pastor Ted pandering to his evangelical base by not going after clinton. That is what it says to me.
      how his supporters can’t see what he is just amazes me. smh

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    • PremAmerica says:

      Q: The Iowa caucuses are a month away, what the heck is Donald Trump doing in Mississippi?

      A: Rallying, cheer leading, and exhorting 20000 Americans to Make America Great Again!

      Q: The Iowa caucuses are a month away, what the heck is Ted Cruz doing in Texas?

      A: Fundraising (selling out America to the highest bidder.)

      Isn’t it funny how “Principled Conservatism” takes on a whole new meaning when Unprincipled men like Cruz wear the mantle?

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  32. BT says:

    Oh my gosh! Just want to share my excitement, please… Just got the e-mail from the SC Trump people that they need volunteers for the Rock Hill event this coming Friday. I’ll be there!! Early!!! Cannot wait to be part of this YUGE event. Sooooo excited! Like a little girl in a candy store! More exciting than shoe-shopping, even [and I AM the Imelda of Rock Hill]. Wonder if I’ll get to meet our future President…

    Liked by 7 people

    • NJF says:

      Good for you!

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    • KitKat says:

      I think that the posters that they hand out would look cool as framed wall art.

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    • truthandjustice says:

      Great news! Happy for you — try to volunteer at the precincts, voting places, whatever also. There’s going to be unprecedented fraud and all kinds of cheating going on.

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      • BT says:

        Already filled out the form to take the “orientation” and be there at the polls, tajj. With you 100% as to the shenanigans that we are guaranteed for the gope / dems to get ANYONE but President Trump!! As well as to the games “they” think will go unnoticed during the upcoming SC primary…

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  33. Cruz copying me on border wall, Trump says

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/trump-cruz-border-wall-amnesty-mexico-217299#ixzz3wDCPxCTU
    hate to use a politico link but the cruzbots sure won’t like this article.
    Trump is on to me-too- Ted

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  34. scherado says:

    Trumpsters might be interested in these two articles on Donal Trump. I apologize if this is old news.

    “anchor-man”

    “Giving Voice to…” (Ignore references to “subconscious”, which is one of my pet-subjects.)

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  35. Martin says:

    If any of you guys go over to Breitbart, be aware of the names: “KlugerRD”, “Mike G”, “Flossy” and “Joe W.”. These dopes are the famous Cruzbots over there continuing to spread ridiculous nonsense about Trump. Just a heads up.

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    • RINOKiller says:

      Flossy is an absolute TROLL!

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    • dakotacav says:

      Should point out that a previous commenter on perhaps this thread (?) mentioned that KlugerRD is also a Cruzbot on PJ Media, with the added disgrace there being that commenters here who have gone over to PJ Media to counter punch Kluger RD have had their comments deleted by PJ Media.

      I am continually amazed by media and blog outlets that I previously regarded as credible sources of anti-establishment thinking and advocacy. The demise of PJ media is especially disheartening to me, because I once had the utmost respect for Roger Simon and the team of writers there in the early days of my “conversion” from a left winger since the 1960s. I identified to a large extent with his book, “Blacklisting Myself…” and took to heart his own awakening to the ways of the Left, using his path as a model for my own. This was important to me because, until last year, I worked full time in California politics at the State Capitol, and looked to PJM and Instapundit for inspiration…

      Oh, well, TRUMP 2016 !

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  36. truthandjustice says:

    For those that missed it — VT may be taking Cruz, Rubio off the ballot due to their “natural born” problem. Hope so!!!!!

    http://www.examiner.com/article/breaking-vt-judge-may-have-to-toss-cruz-rubio-jindal-off-of-state-s-ballot

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    • Notmeagain says:

      Don’t hold your breath. Do you think the WH is going to let these birther issues bubble up? And even if they don’t, the wheels of justice grind exceedingly slow.

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  37. Frank O'Pinion says:

    Is Cruz even a U.S. citizen?
    http://northamericanlawcenter.org/ted-cruz-is-in-the-u-s-senate-illegally/#.VnBUFL-FDI

    We don’t need another umknown candidate on the order of usurper Obama.

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  38. truthandjustice says:

    Here’s some of the good deeds that Trump did that the media won’t report but we can use….especially when they post their “smears” of how uncaring he is. The Hill had one about how he was mad at his brother so he withheld medical funds (or something like that) for their sick infant. Just good to know and post anyways………

    “The criticisms of Trump are amazingly missing something. They are lacking in negative stories from those who work for him or ..business dealings with him. .. there is a massive void of criticism. . long term employees call him a strong and merciful leader and say he is far more righteous and of high integrity than people may think.
    Trump is a man unlike the rest of the GOP candidates. He gives to people unconditionally, and he doesn’t talk about it, nor does the news media, who should.
    (i.e.).. the California family with the three year old child, Andrew Ten, who needed to get to a doctor in New York? The regular airlines wouldn’t fly the child because he needed oxygen..to make the trip. The family called Trump, .. sent his private plane to California for that family and took them to the New York physicians.

    (another).. quietly helped out Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who was left to rot in a Mexican prison .. the “money” Trump sent .. was “very substantial,” and included paying all of the family’s legal bills, financial needs while he was held prisoner for nearly a year, and cash to get him back on his feet.

    (another)… his limo had a flat tire on the New Jersey highway, and an elderly couple stopped to help. Donald asked what he could do for the man who helped them, and he said, “Send my wife a bouquet.” … sent a beautiful bouquet, but also paid off their mortgage. ..

    In 1986 Trump helped save Annabel Hill’s farm that had been in the family for five generations. “We give a lot of money to foreign countries that don’t give a damn about us, but we don’t help the American farmers,” Trump said.

    http://newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh252.htm

    Trump saves GA farm

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  39. kinthenorthwest says:

    In this pic Trey looks like he has gone over to the Muslim side

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  40. Dora says:

    Sounds too good to be true, but I know that Huckabee has been pretty active in Iowa lately. And there is also a big push against Cruz by pro-ethanol groups.
    ~~~
    BREAKING: Leaked internal polling in Iowa: Huckabee surges to 2nd place, Trump #1
    http://prntly.com/blog/?p=3901

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  41. SouthCentralPA says:

    Didn’t see this up yet: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-primaries/264598-trump-iran-deal-was-so-bad-its-suspicious Too true. And the profoundly sad part is, if you asked a lot of the Inside the Beltway GrOPe consultant crew, they’d probably be angry at Trump rather than the jug-eared nonentity.

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  42. The attacks on Trump by the Cruzbots and the GOPe will focus on two points for now on. Trumps once support for Universal health care and his friendship for the Clintons. But it won’t work. In both cases they have to go back to 8 to 16 years to find these statements. And if Trump wanted the Clintons to win so bad why did he not just endorse Hillary last Summer. Remember we have the ACA because the COC and the GOPe wanted it. Justice Roberts voted exactly as the GOPe wanted him to vote. GOPe got what they wanted and none of the blame, while the Democrats got what they wanted knowing no one would stop them. Cruz does not have the skills to break the hold the ACA has on the government. Only Trump will rid us of ObamaCare.

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  43. The Boss says:

    CNN is out with an attempt to make the lackluster Hillary ‘forceful’ and ‘in command’.
    Apparently, at a sparsely attended NH rally for Hillary, a rather well-known female GOP legislator tried to ask about Bill’s dickie-dunking. Hillary never called on her, and later told her she would never call on her because she was “rude”. Hillary was nowhere as cool as The Donald, when he had Jorge Ramos tossed from a small rally, and later brought back in. No, Hillary just used her planned spontaneity to show she can be tough like a man too. And she backfired like a beer fart.

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