Ted Cruz Now Risks Destroying The Relevancy of His Own Conservative Base…

There’s an old saying referenced at times when a person refuses to move based on principle:

“At what cost are you willing to win”?

cruz and heidiThe essential meaning behind the question is: how far are you willing to go -in the elimination of a coalition- in order to prove your own standing is most righteous? …and does the internal sense of victory overcome the desperate isolation at the end of your arguments?

Do the ‘ends‘ justify the ‘means‘?

Eventually the questions require pause, and eventually lead the recipient to ask themselves to reconsider their motives.  Are pride and/or ego the motivators driving the decision?  Most people are capable of such introspection; however, some people are not.

With Senator Ted Cruz now mathematically eliminated from winning victory by votes the essence of the original question now applies to the candidate himself, and also to the supporters who have worked earnestly to affirm the candidates ideological platform.

christie trumpTwo weeks after announcing his candidacy in July 2015 Donald Trump took the lead in all national polls.  In every poll taken in the nine months that followed, and as fifteen prior candidates have dropped out of the race, Donald Trump still leads the remaining two candidates by ever widening margins.

Despite the loud voices who do not support Trump, over 2.4 million more voters have supported Donald Trump than Senator Cruz.  Meanwhile the media and opposition have thrown the kitchen sink at him, he remains standing – because his supporters remain standing.

32 private jets belonging to dozens of millionaires and billionaires flew into Sea Island Georgia to meet with top RNC officials and GOPe leadership to strategize how to eliminate Donald Trump.  They spent hundreds of millions attacking him. Trump remains standing – because voters remain standing.

Every professional political entity behind Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney and the DC republican establishment coalesced with Ted Cruz to defeat Donald Trump.  Billionaires have spent more attacking Trump in the past three months than they spent countering President Obama in the prior seven years.  Their efforts continue today.  Trump remains standing – because the voters behind him remain standing.

The Trump voters, as frustrating as it might be for the non-Trump voters to admit, are the majority coalition.

Now that Ted Cruz has been mathematically eliminated from winning the nomination by votes from the electorate – the only possible way for him to win is via delegate manipulation at a contested convention.

If they accomplish this goal; if by some chance they can keep Trump from 1,237 delegates, Senator Cruz will still enter the convention 400, 500, or even 600 delegates behind Donald Trump; and also behind by around 4 million votes – actual people.

The manipulation might be within the convention rules, but is Ted Cruz really willing to win by running against the will of the people just because it’s possible?

The autonomic response from the current Cruz Coalition is something about the history of this convention process in 1860, or even 1976.   However, something is different about this moment in time – it’s called the internet.

Unlike any other possible contested convention this time it will be visible.  Footage will fill immediate You Tube videos from hundreds of people with phones and cameras all showing the schemes and deals within moments of its occurrence.  Do you really think a viable and undamaged candidate can emerge from such sunlight with viability intact?

Can you even fathom the level of voter disenfranchisement that will be visibly broadcast to every person within reach of their phone, computer or TV screen?

Think about it for a little while.

Again:

….”At what personal cost, to your own character and reputation, are you willing to go in order to win”?

Would the people of Indiana, or West Virginia really want to be on that team?

My gut, just a mere political spidey sense from a person of no actual consequence, tells me that after April 26th (Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland) those questions of candidate pride and ego will overtake the current abstract national conversation of delegate counts.

In my own humble opinion, there will no longer be an option of whether candidate Cruz will accept or listen to that question.   It will be asked with exponential frequency by an American electorate who deserve the very best representation of their voice.

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341 Responses to Ted Cruz Now Risks Destroying The Relevancy of His Own Conservative Base…

  1. kinthenorthwest says:

    I’m in moderation again. Can you dig me out please
    There were no websites or ?? attached this time…
    Can you dig me out.. it was a response to singtune.

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  2. It is very likely Ted Cruz is a megalomaniac. It is also likely he is a sociopath who constantly uses Gas-lighting, a form of mental abuse in which information is twisted or spun, selectively omitted to favor the abuser, or false information is presented with the intent of making victims doubt their own memory, perception, and sanity. Sociopaths frequently use gas-lighting tactics. Sociopaths consistently transgress social mores, break laws, and exploit others, but typically are also charming and convincing liars who consistently deny wrongdoing. Thus, some who have been victimized by sociopaths may doubt their perception. Wikipedia

    Often, for someone to establish a premise about their status and invalidate any reply against what they are about to present, they set up a narrative about a situation that overwhelms you and takes away your ability to mount a defense. Thus the narrative; Ted and the family prayed for 6 months. We had been on our knees at the church, with the pastor and the senior staff for 2 hours. They heard from God that Ted should run, and Dad says Ted is the anointed king. Heidi says he is the face of God.
    Oh, and he also lies,… like a rug. But he is no ordinary liar, it is woven into the very fabric of everything he says.
    When you look at Ted Cruz and take into account a few things
    1. Touts himself as a great debater
    2. Thinks himself as being very smart
    3. Ambitious
    4. Harvard trained
    Need we mention the seven deadly sins of narcissism; shamelessness, magical thinking, arrogance, envy, entitlement, exploitation, bad boundaries.
    Then look at the positions Cruz had elucidated and chosen for himself at the beginning of his campaign. He has reworded his positions as he sees which way the wind blows. He changes and many of the positions he now states he has copied from Trump. For a man who is so smart to not be able to originate and proffer real positions of his own? But his narcissism is so deep he actually thinks they are his.
    Cruz never had an original idea in his life. He is an opportunist. He has copied Trump but has no idea why Trump’s message works.
    Daddy Cruz built this guy. Told him he was destined for greatness. They had long discussions about politics. Had him memorize the Constitution. Pounds into him false doctrine about being anointed.
    I don’t even think Ted is actually aware of his behavior at this stage. It seems there is no internal reassessment of what he does and how he comes off. Daddy may have had good intentions but it’s possible this one’s gone over the edge.
    I mean really Teddy. Where are your billions? Where are your deals? Where are your golf courses and hotels? What have you done with your life other than foster an aura of self-delusion and self-amusement?
    Life is a stage, and when the curtain falls upon an act, it is finished and forgotten. The emptiness of such a life is beyond imagination. Alexander Lowen, describing the existence of a narcissist.

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    • kinthenorthwest says:

      Not sure what Cruz is but he Sold his Anti-DC Establishment Conservative Christian Campaign Platform To the DEVIL Years Ago.

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    • Plain Jane says:

      You are correct. He’s off his rocker and it was observable shortly after he announced that he is running. He shares a most similar upbringing with present the dic in chief and that upbringing certainly lends itself to the condition from which both men suffer, or should I say bestow suffering on we the people.

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    • lorac says:

      People, just watch the movie with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer… it’s a classic….

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    • Howie says:

      Too many Green Eggs will do that to you.

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    • georgiafl says:

      You are right – Cruz is Obama 2.0

      Cruz is Obama 2.0

      √ Harvard educated.
      √ First term junior Senator.
      √ No leadership ability.
      √ Career lawyer-politician
      √ Considered Constitutional scholar.
      √ Lecturing, talking down to others.
      √ No executive, private sector experience.
      √ Questionable citizenship, eligibility.
      √ Records sealed to prevent investigation, proof of eligibility.
      √ Parent/s with questionable citizenship
      √ Parents questionable bigamous, illegal or non-existent marriage.
      √ Lies constantly, brazenly, without remorse.
      √ Use of dirty, dishonest tactics to win elections.
      √ Relationship with non-mainstream Christian religious figure (Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Cruz’s Dominionist father)
      √ Amnesty, foreign worker, Muslim/Cuban immigration advocate,
      √ Work to diminish American identity and sovereignty.
      √ Trade and immigration deals favoring foreign interests over American worker interests.

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      • MissV says:

        Thanks for the list. I couldn’t agree more. I’m going to copy and paste into emails and send it around to a few Cruz’ers I know.

        They may not like Trump, but it will astound them to read the resemblance to Obama.

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      • beaujest says:

        “Bingo” ! Direct hit !

        Liked by 2 people

      • I’d tread lightly with the anti-Cuban stuff. Most Cubans, especially the older generation, are strong conservatives and a loyal base in South Florida. Besides, they are fiercely anti-Commuist/Left and an example that the GOP can be “Big Tent”.

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      • JRD says:

        Thanks for that list. I am going to use it.

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      • Michael says:

        Why isn’t the “will of the people” the 62% who didn’t vote for Trump? Why doesn’t their vote no longer matter?

        Why would it be wrong or underhanded if Cruz and Rubio supporters united at the GOP convention? Why should Trump keep ALL of SC’s 50 delegates on the 2nd, 3rd, etc ballot when he only won 32.5% of the vote!…..why would that be against the voters of SC?

        Why should Trump get 90+ delegates in liberal big NY with 525,000 votes and Cruz only receive 36 delegates after winning 530,000 votes in little Wisconsin?
        GOP will never carry NY, Vermont, Mass, MD, CT, and very doubtful PA….why are we letting liberal northern states have so much weight picking GOP nominee?

        Why are Trump supporters so hostile to Cruz supporters? Trump will absolutely need them In order to win the general election….why alienate them?

        I know…..All very inconvenient questions.
        #NeverHillary

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        • WSB says:

          I try to stick to issues or Cruz’s sketchy past. Cruz supporters are pretty hostile at times.

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          • Michael says:

            You are probably right…but we need to start pulling together and stop all this name calling. My only point is: If Trump doesn’t get 1237 delegates on first ballot and the other candidates band together to give it to Cruz, then that is not going against will of the people. That is going with the will of the 62%. I’m just tired of Trump claiming that because he has a plurality (38%) he should be the nominee. It has never worked that way since the Republican party was formed.

            NY Senator Seward had 70% more votes than Lincoln on the first ballot but he did not have over 50% as required. Seward only had about 37% of the votes (Trump has received 38% of votes). Lincoln finally prevailed on the 3rd ballot after gathering more and more votes as he drew support from other candidates. A pluarality does not win you the nomination, even if you are Donald Trump. Trump may lose, but its not because it will be stolen from him. He needs to embrace his “art of the deal” and stop calling names and alienating voters/delegates, and start recruiting delegates from other candidates for the 2nd, 3rd, etc ballots at the GOP convention.

            My vote is #NeverHillary….whoever the GOP nominee….Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich, etc

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            • georgiafl says:

              Cruz has the same agenda as Hillary as far as globalism and establishment fiscal policies, as we have seen by the GOP accommodation of Obama’s every agenda and whim!!!

              Again, Cruz or Ryan or Jeb or Kasich are the same deal as Hillary.

              Only Trump is an America first nationalist, fiscally responsible, world trade balancer, prosperity candidate.

              #OnlyTrump!!!

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              • georgiafl says:

                PS – I have been called nasty names by Nasty Cruz supporters. I have never called names or derided people. I argue policies. I don’t care what people look like or even sound like (though I do not like Cruz’s voice or drama school mannerisms) it is their policies that matter – and Cruz is a Bush globalist from the get-go!

                #ForgetCruz!!!

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            • WSB says:

              Newest news…Manafort has collected most of the other delegates from Rubio, and other past candidates. Trump is consolidating. Tonight.

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            • WSB says:

              Colorado is my case in point:

              http://magellanstrategies.com/donald-trump-effect-not-politician-dominating-
              on-immigration/

              This is what I keep posting about the CO debacle. CO Republicans did NOT vote. Only the insiders appointed delegates. Trump would have won!

              CO had the chance to bind their delegates and still go ahead with the poll. They were afraid of Trump, so they cancelled the vote. And this is why delegates should reflect the voters.

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            • TN Farmer says:

              Interesting argument, and not altogether incorrect, but following your own logic if the “non-Trump” vote is a majority that should be heard, then the MUCH larger “non-Cruz” vote is a super-majority that definitely should not be overturned.

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        • Navysquid says:

          It isn’t just Trump supporters…of those I think they are few that slam Cruz supporters, I popped over to Right Scoop to make some valid points that we see here at CTH and they berated me and called me a Bernie supporter and said I was a faux conservative with all kinds of invective. Far from the truth they were….(sorry a little Yoda there)

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          • Michael says:

            Navysquid, as a Cruz supporter let me say I’m sorry that happened. I almost wonder if some of these so called conservatives are fake. On another site I was told I was a democrap and to get my head out of my rear by Trump people. And, i didn’t even say anything bad about Trump, just that we need to be more civil toward Cruz supporters. Trump will need Cruz supporters to have any hope of winning general election, just as Cruz would need Trump supporters. As far as I’m concerned we are all on the same team.

            #NeverHillary

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          • georgiafl says:

            I used to go to the Right Scoop for many years – through two presidential campaigns – but not any more. I can’t in all conscience, even at gunpoint, ever vote for Cruz, so RS is out for me.

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    • Mike Butler says:

      I was 100% behind Cruz, then the more he spoke out of both sides of his mouth, then whined about everything that didn’t go his way. He then played the family angle every chance he got. Then cried like the baby when somebody dared mention his wife after he used a picture of Trumps wife, then blamed someone else for it. I have come to the conclusion that all he is, is the political model of Jim and Tammy Fae Baker.

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      • I think you and many have woken up to that fact. When it comes down to it, there is much I agree with Cruz on . And I assume, in spite of the preacher-esque act, that he does actually believe in his platform. But as time went on, I could tell this guy had some serious personality flaws. And as the post boils down to, will this become about him building a coalition of support or his own ego trip? Trump is moving in the former direction, and it will be very interesting to see how he courts some of the Bernie people. If he can tap into some of their concerns (serious Wall Street/banking reforms and some sanity brought to the student loan “crisis”), he can take advantage of a populist juggernaut. Cruz, unfortunately, could never do that, and many Cruzbots refuse to compromise in the slightest.

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      • Michael says:

        Absolutely proven not true that Cruz used a pic of Trumps wife. Cruz had zero connection to that tiny PAC (I laugh when I hear super PAC….read they had about $10,000 or so in bank) Tying Cruz to that is like saying Trump is a racist and bigot because David Duke endorsed him. Such allegations against Cruz and Trump are lies.
        Why spread them?

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        • georgiafl says:

          Liz Mair is a Cruz supporter – and she used the photo, but Beck was harping on that for many months. It was a Cruz deal and you know it. Cruz is a cunning petty little weasel and is always denying the truth about his and his people’s actions.

          #NeverEverCruz

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    • Suzy Kiprien says:

      Sociopath.

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    • GoodNews says:

      From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

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    • You are so on target with your analysis of Sen Cruz. You couple his being narcissistic along with pseudo-christian dominionist ideology and you have Ted Cruz of today. But add to all that the fact there those behind the scenes, his father, Glenn Beck and others who been telling him for years, at lease the last five, that he is anointed from on high to become the supreme leader of the “free” world and bring about “Kingdom”. You have then a person who believes he can do no wrong, whatever his says and wherever he says it is true at that moment, and we poor unenlightened peons must acquiesce to his wishes or be banished. Well enough of my bloviating … well for now. Trump 2016!!:)

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      • Oh Rats … I just read my comment … Amin. could you put in the missing words, I think faster than I can type.

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      • Michael says:

        And you dont think Trump is narcissistic? Hahahahahahahahah!

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        • shallbe4 says:

          Trump may be a Billionaire but he is a man of the people. He relates to us ordinary Americans and Cruz does not. Sad to say but Cruz is for and about Cruz. Cruz said that Kasich should drop out of the race and give his votes to Cruz because he could not get past the 1237 delegates and get the nomination. Now Cruz cannot past the 1237 delegate count. But he wants to stay in the race even if that means a brokered convention which he was totally against a couple of weeks ago. If Cruz cared about this country he would get out of the race because he cannot win.

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          • Michael says:

            Shallb4, You are probably right, but here is why Cruz stays in race. If Trump doesn’t get 1237 delegates on first ballot and the other candidates band together to give it to Cruz, then that is not going against will of the people….it is going with the will of the 62%. Trump keeps claiming that because he has a plurality of the votes (38%) he should be the nominee. It has never worked that way since the Republican party was formed.

            NY Senator Seward had 70% more votes than Lincoln on the first ballot but he did not have over 50% as required. Seward only had about 37% of the votes (Trump has received 38% of popular votes). Lincoln finally prevailed on the 3rd ballot after gathering more and more votes as he drew support from other candidates. A pluarality does not win you the nomination, even if you are Donald Trump. Trump may win, but if he loses it will not be because it was stolen from him. He needs to embrace his “art of the deal” and stop calling names and alienating voters/delegates, and start recruiting delegates from other candidates for the 2nd, 3rd, etc ballots at the GOP convention.

            Kasich should have gotten out because he has only won his home state and mostly finished 3rd in all other states. At that point it would have made sense to allow the two front runners to battle it out. But we will never know because Kasich has some delusion that he can lose 49 states (finishing 3rd or worst in most of them) and still win the GOP nomination. Having said that, I still say……

            My vote is #NeverHillary….whoever the GOP nominee….Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich, etc

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        • georgiafl says:

          Trump is compassionate, concerned for others, an encourager, mentor…not a narcissist who cannot feel other people’s pain.

          Trump gives and gives. Narcissists don’t give.

          (BTW – Cruz only gives his church 1% – that is not even a tithe – he doesn’t do much for God or for others)

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    • Nordic Breed says:

      Add to all that, he is not eligible to run per the Constitution, but promotes himself as a constitutionalist. Good grief! The American people should never accept as a candidate someone who seals records that we have a right to know to make an informed judgment.

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      • Keln says:

        The most important part of the Constitution that Cruz ignores are the three words “We The People”.

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        • Michael says:

          We the people are the 62% who did not vote for him. It is time for the 62% to unite and get a real we the people’s candidate!

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          • shallbe4 says:

            Are you saying that what happened in Colorado where the primary was cancelled and Cruz went after the delegates and never gave a damn that 1 million people were kept from voting?

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            • Michael says:

              Shallb4, no I’m not saying that, but the people of Colorado did say it thru their elective representatives when they defeated Amendment 29 back in 2002. Colorado is not a Primary state, so no primary was cancelled. Colorado has basically been a caucus state from 1912 to 1992 and from 2002 to today. It was supposed to encourage grass root efforts and take the process out of party bosses hands. In 1992 the caucus system was replaced with a primary system. The caucus system was restored in 2002 with the defeat of Amendment 29. So except for a brief 10 years, Colorado has always been a caucus state. I agree with you…I prefer primaries, but each state gets to make its own rules. Trump knew the rules but he was completely disorganized. Dont blame Cruz for putting a team together and going after those delegates.

              What you might be thinking about is Colorado did cancel the straw poll vote. The straw poll vote has never mattered much historically in picking delegates, the caucuses did that. But, this year the national GOP said if you do hold a straw poll then the dlegates will be bound by that poll. So they cancelled the straw poll. There was no way to know if this would help or hurt any particular candidate at that time.

              #NeverHillary

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            • Michael says:

              Shallb4, no I’m not saying that, but the people of Colorado are thru their elected representatives when they defeated Amendment 29 way back in 2002. Historically, Colorado has been a caucus state: from 2012 to 1992 and from 2002 to today. In 1992 it replaced the caucus with a primary, but that was repealed in 2002. So, except for a brief 10 year period Colorado has been a caucus state. This was to encourage grassroot efforts and take control away from big party bosses.

              I agree with you, I prefer primaries. And, I think Colorado has set up a complicated process that should be changed. However, each state gets to decide how it picks its delegates, not me, you, or Trump. Trump knew the rules, but was completely disorganized. Cruz is not stealing delegates because he actually organized a team and went after the delegates. What is ironic is Cruz out trumped Trump! Trump is always saying what a great team he has…well actions speak louder than words.

              So, Colorado never canceled its primary. What you may be thinking about is the straw poll. Historically the straw poll did not matter much because it didn’t pick the delegates the caucus did. But, the national GOP said if you do hold a straw poll this year then it would bound the delegates. So Colorado canceled the straw poll. There was no way to know if this would help or hurt any particular candidate at that time.

              #NeverHillary

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          • georgiafl says:

            Sorry about that – but in winner take all states the delegates go to those with the most votes.

            Whereas stealing votes is a nasty Cruz thing.

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            • Michael says:

              Georgiafl, Cruz did not steal any votes. Read my post above about Colorado. I understand when you hear all sorts of rhetoric you dont know what to believe. But its not hard to research the history of events on the internet. Stop reading just other peoples opinion of last week….go back and look at history before this year. Colorada has NOT been a primary state since 2002! You may not like the process but the GOP Is a privately formed party. They can do what they want, set their own belief systems, rules, etc. They obviously want to choose as their nominee someone who fits within their policies and beliefs.

              There is all sorts of unfairness in the process, but if the process is rigged it has been rigged for Trump. Why do you think it is perfectly fair that Trump wins 32.5% of the vote in SC but get 100%….ALL 50 delegates. Why is that not disenfranchising Cruz, Rubio, and Kasich voters? So, the 67.5% are just screwed….the other candidates arent allowed to form a coalition and get some SC delegates to switch their vote on a 2nd or 3rd ballot at the convention. Would that be stealing votes too?

              Did you know that Lincoln only had around 22% of the vote going into the convention and his opponent Sen. Seward of NY had 70% more delegates than he did (but still not a majority, only 37%). Lincoln’s dlegates swayed other nominees delegates to switch their vote to Lincoln on following ballots. Lincoln won a majority (50% + 1) on the 3rd ballot.

              Did Lincoln “steal votes and the nomination”? Did you know any of this?

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              • georgiafl says:

                Cruz’s lies, dirty politics, weaseling about his voting record, his donors, his past work with Bush – and most of all – his ineligibility and sealed records prevent my EVER considering voting for him.

                He is a dishonest man in regard to Christianity as well. That is unforgivable.

                Never Cruz. Go to politijim.com for a more complete run-down of Cruz from a TX former supporter.

                Cruz is Obama 2.0 (and Bush 2.0).

                Cruz is Obama 2.0

                √ Harvard educated.
                √ First term junior Senator.
                √ No leadership ability.
                √ Career lawyer-politician
                √ Considered Constitutional scholar.
                √ Lecturing, talking down to others.
                √ No executive, private sector experience.
                √ Questionable citizenship, eligibility.
                √ Records sealed to prevent investigation, proof of eligibility.
                √ Parent/s with questionable citizenship
                √ Parents questionable bigamous, illegal or non-existent marriage.
                √ Lies constantly, brazenly, without remorse.
                √ Use of dirty, dishonest tactics to win elections.
                √ Relationship with non-mainstream Christian religious figure (Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Cruz’s Dominionist father)
                √ Amnesty, foreign worker, Muslim/Cuban immigration advocate,
                √ Work to diminish American identity and sovereignty.
                √ Trade and immigration deals favoring foreign interests over American worker interests.

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      • Lindenlee says:

        That point alone, and the fact that he exempted himself from the MOST IMPORTANT, foundational NBC requirement, tells me mountains about his character, or lack thereof. that he would endanger the entire election with his bottomless arrogance and hubris, speaks of a man obsessed with his own “calling”, and a narcissist of the most dangerous type.

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    • ediegrey says:

      And the media (I’m thinking Laura Ingraham but there are many others) reiterate:
      1. Touts lyin’ Ted as a great debater
      2. Thinks of lyin’ Ted as being very smart
      3.Know that lyin’ Ted is ambitious
      4. Love to tell us that lyin’ Ted is Harvard trained
      And of course, Rush and all love to tell us lyin’ Ted is the epitome of true conservatism, the new Reagan, lies, lies, lies. Lyin’ Ted would be no where without his poodle media. A lot like Obama – “Yes we will.”

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    • Peg_C says:

      Outstanding review and extremely insightful. I’ve been saying for a while that he is a narcissistic sociopath. Many modern politicians are, but most are lefties. Conservatives are much less prone to personality disorders (or disordered personalities are not drawn to conservatism). It’s tough to snow and con conservatives and he did it for a long time, and is still doing it to some too stubborn to admit they are wrong or let go of the Trump Hatred.

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      • aur1640 says:

        He can’t let go of the Trump hatred because he needs it to keep going. These type of peeps use it as crutch whether it’s Trump or somebody else. The bugger chewer wants the adoration and the massive following that Trump has but can’t. He deludes himself thinking that way and the process starts all over again until he crashes and burns. At the rate he is going, he will crash, burn and will be forgotten be he can’t think beyond his small bugger chewing world!!

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      • Michael says:

        Trump hatred???? All im reading here is Cruz hatred! I dont hate Trump but find it amazing how his supporters go out of their way to spew their hate for Cruz. You will need Cruz supporters if Trump is nominee in order for him to win the general election. Its time to start playing nice!

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        • shallbe4 says:

          Let Cruz admit that he is now in a position where he cannot win and then we’ll talk.

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        • georgiafl says:

          Don’t hate Cruz – reject and despise his ways, dirty politics, lies, stealing and his globalist policies. He needs to repent and reform.

          Grow up and stop calling sincere objections to Cruz policies, tactics and dishonesty ‘hate’. That sounds like leftist propaganda.

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    • entagor says:

      Zerodarkthirtyblog. Good write on your blog.

      Cruz moves from a different base of operations than most, sometimes to his detriment. I agree with the other commenters that Cruz overlaps the Obama pattern.

      My father always said everyone has blind spots. But how do we get them? As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.

      Obama is driven by revenge. Revenge is easy in the short term, but without other drives, he will never obtain satisfaction. There can never be enough revenge. He chose a church that preached resentment, and stoked rage. Such a church has to be untethered from Jesus.

      with Cruz I do not see a need for vengeance, but a need to win every battle.

      In “The Prince”, Machiavelli advised if you conquer a peoples, leave their property and women alone. If you do not let others win something, you will never hold the land, So Cruz is not even Machiavellian.

      I once got a Machiavellian fortune cookie “remember, to be loved, one must love, AND be lovable”

      Neither Obama nor Cruz can fake warmth. There is a disconnect. So maybe zerodarkthirtyblog is onto something. Detachment from others is the sociopathic divide

      Cruz made a big mistake celebrating the no vote wins. He can’t now take it back

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    • Even as an ardent Trump supporter, “insider” Cruz does have an “A” rating from Heritage and Conservative Review. There are very few Senators with that rating. So I give him his due.

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    • chichilouise says:

      When the Cruz family was ‘seeking the Lord’ as to whether or not Ted should run, the message that they all think came from God which Heidi received was ‘Seek his face, not his (gifts?).’ ‘Gifts’ is in elipses since I am not sure if that was the contrasting idea. It is impossible to assume that such a message meant ‘Yes, Ted, run for president.’ It was a very common message from the Lord by believers ‘Seek ME.’ To have interpreted it as God’s approval on Ted’s run shows a level of inability in the whole family to understand language, or the Lord, and a tendency in them all to hear what they want to hear. Such a family should not be anywhere near power.

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      • singingsoul says:

        chichilouise + very good observation and well written.
        Trump has gifts and he is using his gifts no longer for himself but for the country. Using your God given gifts for the glory of others and this country will be fruitful. I think Trump is going to reach his greatest accompishments because he is seeking not for himself but for this country and its people .

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        • fuzzi says:

          Trump not only says he loves the American people, he really seems to mean it.
          And he shows it, at his rallies, at events, where the warmth of his personality is evident.
          I can’t see any warmth or caring in any of the other candidates.

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      • Lostwithiel says:

        Yes you are right chichilouise, I had heard, “Look to God’s face not his hand.” which to me also seems, ponder the nature of God and forget your worldly striving. “Such a family should not be anywhere near power,” yes — and my additional point, NO candidate such as this should come near the Oval Office, who makes life-changing decisions based on what feelings, prompting, checks in the spirit, word from the Lord, etc, which comes to them in some impression which might be entirely self-delusion. I do not want a President like that.

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    • fuzzi says:

      Excellent, zerodarkthirtyblog. Thank you.

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    • Remington says:

      Zerodarkthirty knocks it out of the park. He’ll, I don’t even have the words. Outstanding job…Kudos to you…

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  3. Juan says:

    Simply put Ted Cruz aka Lyin’ Ted is a parasite. His only hope is by like a maggot, feeding off delegates gained by others to gain the nomination. Delegates who should be supporting Donald Trump that real people voted in good faith. If he or the GOP thinks this tactic will deny the will of the people, they are sadly mistaken. Anyone that condones his actions is pond scum … or even worse.

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  4. kinthenorthwest says:

    This says A LOT!!

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    • Raven says:

      I loved seeing Tiffany standing behind her dad, showing her love and support for him and everything he said during his ‘Thank you’ speech after the New York primary.

      You know Donald Trump’s children KNOW their father loves them. In some ways I think many of us wish we too could have been one of his kids, not for his money, but to be nurtured by a fearless leader, safe and secure, a man who encouraged the best within us and took every phone call from us — even during the middle of an “important” meeting — because we were more important than his business. That love and care is of far greater value than all the money in the world, which is probably why his children have grown to be adults

      After typing that I just realized. . .in a way we are Donald Trump’s “kids.” We want to be nurtured by a fearless leader, safe and secure. We want to be encouraged to be the best at whatever skills God has given us. We want to be heard, we want to feel like we are heard, we want to feel like we have worth. Donald Trump has told us we are more important than his business, and although I am old enough to be his sister, I find great comfort in the fearless leader before us.

      When I was a child my dad used to tell me, my four sisters and my mom that if our house ever started on fire he would carry all six of us out of the house at the same time — and I believed he could and would do exactly that. I pray the Lord continues to strengthen and uphold Donald Trump, while he continues to carry all of us out of a smoldering building.

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  5. R-C says:

    “Because The Voters Remain Standing.” —You’re damned right!

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  6. MVW says:

    Cruz’s polls have tanked. His behavior, that he will do and say anything without any boundaries in the name of anything is ok in politics has been communicated effectively. No real person accepts it either. Ans, Cruz no longer has a first delegate vote path, mathematically. Trump’s polls have soared and actual votes have exceeded his polls even when it means historic high vote percentage.

    The RNC has tried all the normal attacks and Trump only goes higher in the polls. The Republican majority in Senate and House needs a dynamic populist to carry their vulnerable hides on coattails in November. Cruz can’t do it and RNC knows it, and neither can Ryan, or any other except Trump. Finally the later the RNC holds out the worse their bargaining position is especially since Trump given his massive NY victory and upcoming races show he will get well over 1237.

    There is a reason Cruz went to the Florida meeting and Paul Manafort will follow, but the RNC is now in a very weak position to bargain this late in the race.

    The jig is up, you can see it in Trump’s manner. Trump has won. The RNC knows it too. Cruz is stuck somewhere in the 5 stages of grief, likely between denial and anger, but who cares? It is not worth throwing more money at him.

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    • Transparency; Cruz has to make all his moves in public, everyone can see what he is doing; hence his poll numbers tank. Cruz is sewing the seeds of his own destruction in public. Trump saw what Cruz is trying to do in Florida and went back to calling him, lyin’ Ted. When Trump gets defensive, he responds aggressively.

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    • Ruebacca says:

      It would have been a classy act if Cruz had withdrawn after the narrow losses in North Carolina and Missouri. He has greatly diminished himself by his second ballet strategy.

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    • Stringy theory says:

      Excellent!

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    • I think, too, his reached the critical junction in his campaign between viability and reality. Don’t be surprised if the bag o’ dirt that the media and even RNC has been sitting on is released. Now that he really no longer serves a purpose, my guess is that they will try to do him in. He is a loose cannon that they really don’t need anymore. He will coast for a few days, but after April 26, the floodgates will open. The myth of the brokered convention will be over, and the only brokering will be to see who might (possibly) get a VP slot. But I think Trump will go outside even the pale of primary runners to find that person.

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  7. kinthenorthwest says:

    Interesting —-Looking like Cruz’s groveling is not working out too well.
    Can’t believe Cruz is so DUMB that he does not realie he is being used. H3LL I think Kasich realizes that Cruz and him wee only to stop Trump. I do believe Kasich has some deals going on though(with Trump and/or GOP).

    Cruz can’t seal the deal with GOP colleagues
    There’s no love for Trump, but they still can’t bring themselves to endorse the Texas firebrand.
    By Burgess Everett and Katie Glueck
    04/20/16 06:35 PM EDT
    Updated 04/20/16 08:50 PM EDT
    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/nevertrump-maybecruz-222160

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  8. roberto says:

    I think it’s far larger and simpler. I think what drives the entire establishment machine is fear. Money and fear. Ted is in so deep now, he is beyond money. Now he is operating out of fear; for himself, his family etc. They, the globalists, the same people that ordered Sanders to the Vatican, will have their ‘pound of flesh’ if the establishment in this country lose the WH to Trump. Whatever happened to Justice Scalia, it stopped people in their tracks and made them think. ‘Them’ is the establishment.

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    • ProSovreignty says:

      “They, the globalists, the same people that ordered Sanders to the Vatican.” Roberto, I don’t know if you realize how very close to truth your comment is.

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    • singingsoul says:

      Roberto+ Establishment behaves more like a crime syndicate than a political party.
      I am grateful that Trump has shed light on the evil doers and greedy self-serving maggots.

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    • fuzzi says:

      It could be that Ted really believes that God wants him to succeed, become POTUS, and his fear of not being able to do what he thinks God wants done could become all-consuming.

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      • shallbe4 says:

        I am not an expert on what God wants for Mr. Cruz but a little humility might be a beginning. After stealing the delegates in Colorado where there was no election he ran around the country saying he won a big victory, he never mentioned that it was a voterless victory. This election is not about Ted Cruz its about the American People and our needs and desires. We do not work for politicians they work for us.

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  9. redsequin4 says:

    DT has the Big Mo and it’s only going to grow with each victory in the NE. Now what is Ted Cruz since he’s been mathematically eliminated from getting to 1237? He’s a spoiler, just like he accused Kasich of being. He accused Kasich of being a spoiler and said he should drop out of the race. But neither of them are going to do that because their job is to keep DT from getting to 1237 and force a contested convention, which Cruz, in his hubris, thinks he has sewn up. But what Cruz the narcissist doesn’t realize YET is the Trump Train is rolling and voters are going to wake up and realize a vote for Cruz is a waste of their vote. Not only are voters going to realize it but political elites and insiders are going to realize that if they don’t jump on Trump Train now, they’ll be left behind.

    I was watching Michael David Lynch on Newsmax tonight and he said DT should pivot away from talking about Ted Cruz, just ignore him and focus on Hillary . Act like the presumptive nominee right now! Marginalize Cruz. Pretend he doesn’t exist. That will drive Cruz nuts. I think it’s a great strategy.

    The party bosses are planning a DT takedown in Indiana, which reminds me so much of Wisconsin. They think they can put the brakes on DT’s momentum in Indiana but IMO the train is running so strong that no matter what they do they won’t be able to stop it. We are winning and I’m breathing a lot easier.

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  10. Troublemaker says:

    A pretty good spreadsheet for info on PA delegates and which support Cruz vs Trump:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LZFieLd266z1njhCRIAJ2vTu-gVOru7CulCqWZeuXwI/htmlview?pli=1#gid=0

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  11. Holy Harlot says:

    It’s bizarre that the corrupt class chose en masse not to hide behind Trump and preferred to expose themselves. It would have been much smarter to coddle and then co-opt him like they did with Raegan.

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    • Doug says:

      One big difference is the internet. We are exposed to so much more that we get to see what we used to not be able to see. They cant hide anymore and thats a good thing. SO their new strategy is to just ignore us and think we wont care. Not going to work~

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    • Ruebacca says:

      The Republicans today control the $3 trillion federal budget. In the 70s they controlled nothing and had nothing to lose.

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  12. citizen817 says:

    What a sham the Cruz man is. He has nothing else but this. NOTHING.

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  13. froggieleggs says:

    In his own words and a video posted on his own Youtube account…

    “If you don’t have a clear path to win, it doesn’t make sense to stay in the race”

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  14. Howie says:

    A conservative for amnesty, VAT tax, and NAFTA,TPP and the rest? Yougottabekiddingme. He is a globalist moron.

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  15. lilann2012 says:

    Me thinks it’s time for the #NeverTrump crowd to wake up. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em! #PresidentTrump!

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  16. Flame says:

    Why media didn’t ask Cruz about his citizenship and his sealed info?
    It looks like every foreigner can seal his docs and run for a president?

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  17. ejarra says:

    Help Bill find this woman. She is the neighbor who will testify that Ted’s mother was a Canadian citizen when he was born.

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    • All well and good. However this report said she renounced her American citizenship, and received Canada citizenship and Benefits. Bill does not explain how she renounced after only a year or so. Only a British Citizen was allowed to do that as far as I understand.

      This person may be wrong about which country she renounced, or Cruz’s mother was also lying to others about what she did. I suspect most did not understand the exact rules. Probably trying to cover up the real father of the first child, etc.

      Bill Still needs to explain this, or it does not fit the rules at that Time in Canada for revoking and receiving citizenship.

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      • WSB says:

        I believe she became British when she married Mr. Wilson.

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      • NJ transplant says:

        I lived in Ontario in the early 70’s. I was married to a Canadian citizen. I did not have to renounce my citizenship to get a social insurance card or health benefits. Was Cruz’s father a Canadian citizen? If he was, Cruz’s mother did not have to renounce her American citizenship to get those benefits.

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  18. TwoLaine says:

    The ONLY reason The Ineligible Cubanadian, Lyin’ Ted Cruz is still in this race is because TRUMP allowed him to draft on him into the top tier. The rest was up to him. He has shown us what he has, and it is abysmal. No one wants, or is buying it, except the haters and the cheaters. And he even had an 85 day head start on TRUMP (plus 2 years, wink, wink).

    I disagree that he is 100% mathematically out, however he needs 93% of the remaining 744 delegates (680 + 64) right now, which is NEVER GONNA’ HAPPEN, anywhere, anytime, so yes, he’s most likely mathematically out. It’s a teeny tiny window, and I doubt even his big head could make it through.

    I use Green Papers for my spreadsheet, Hard Delegate counts ONLY.

    http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P16/

    Another fact to cheer about: TRUMP is ONLY 37 delegates away from overtaking the current Grand Total of ALL Non-TRUMP delegates. 846 TRUMP vs 882 Non-TRUMP. 🙂

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  19. Patriot1 says:

    Cruz’s plan was to steal delegates for the illusion of many victories and thus momentum. It hasn’t worked. Trump has the momentum and it is only getting stronger as the country realizes that Cruz’s personal ambitions outweigh his love of our country.

    Time to unify behind Trump.

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    • Howie says:

      Ted Cruz…The Hooterville Homeboy.

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    • revelation21verses3and4 says:

      What love of country? I haven’t seen any demonstrated yet. Just a love of doing or saying anything to fit the immediate moment in his quest to be king. Seriously, all joking aside, I have never seen, felt or heard Mr. Cruz project any real emotion that he is 100% sold on America and Americans. I don’t get the bedrock gut feeling he loves this nation, our founding, our history, our accomplishments or our standing. No snark here, just my instinct.

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    • Scott says:

      So when did Cruz change his strategy from winning the vote to stealing the delegates? After he lost the South? Missouri? When did he switch gear?

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    • larry outlaw says:

      its funny,this scumbag thinks its a game.The video of his interview in college tells the whole story,he wanted to rule the world.his father created a monster.he looks like the north end of a south bound cow,heading back to texas with his tail between his legs.

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  20. 804hokie says:

    pack it up, Cruz, you’re done for.

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  21. catluver99 says:

    “They spent hundreds of millions attacking him [Trump].” All that money thrown away that could have been usefully spent for the vets, homeless ect., what a shame.
    The GOPee, the global elites (which includes MSM) have all venomously tried to take Trump down yet Trump is not only still standing but way out in front and still going strong. What a fighter! Knowing this, how can anyone not see how much Trump will fight for US, our country?

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    • singingsoul says:

      Catluver you forgot Levin andBeck and Rush. Rush seems to see the light but Levin and Beck are 100% invested in Cruz. Wonder if Beck can recover when Cruz’s ship sinks…???

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      • Scott says:

        So when did Cruz change his strategy from winning the vote to stealing the delegates? After he lost the South? Missouri? When did he switch gear?

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        • WSB says:

          When Trump started winning. I do not see how Cruz thought he could win all of the state’s that Trump has been winning, he went with the delegate stealing plan. GoPee aided and abetted.

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      • Scott says:

        Rush hasn’t seen the light at all. He is in damage control right now. He keeps touting ted as the only Constitutional conservative running so he doesn’t have to admit he was wrong. At least Levin stick with his guy . rush is nothing but a bandwagon fan.

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        • entagor says:

          I agree, Rush is in full time damage control. I have tried multiple times to listen to him, but cant last 15 minutes. Used to be a total Rush fan. It isn’t pretty the way Rush misrepresents Cruz. To do so he has to avoid TPP etc Rush keeps calling Trump a nationalist, not a conservative, ignores Trump’s conservative positions, He labels Cruz the one true conservative, ignores Cruz;s globalist positions.

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        • singingsoul says:

          Scott I listened to Rush maybe 10 minutes the other day and he seemed to have softened a little on Trump. I agree he goes with the wind. I am no longer a fan of Rush and do not care who he supports. I am a Michael Savage fan most of the time..:)

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      • stringy theory says:

        Rush may see the light because iHeartRadio and its parent company iHeartMedia are teetering on the edge of bankrupty just as Limbaugh’s big fat contract is up for renewal. I think his show has lost a lot of listeners and his leverage is probably not good. IMO, he has really damaged himself this primary season for backing the GOPe. Interesting story here about all this: http://mediamatters.org/blog/2016/04/12/rush-limbaugh-facing-big-pay-cut/209876

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      • catluver99 says:

        Sing, I’m not sure what you mean. Isn’t Levin, Beck and Rush media? Like I said, The GOPee, global elites which includes main stream media which includes radio stations. I hope they all go down on the sinking ship they deserve.

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  22. Paul says:

    A better question for Cruz would be ‘At what cost are you willing to LOSE?’

    If he somehow uses delegate games to leapfrog over the top vote-getter, he will have absolutely DECAPITATED HIMSELF in the November election. Millions of people will stay home, and Cruz might well lose every single state except Utah.

    At what cost are you willing to lose?

    Every day, Cruz is looking more and more like Royalist, anti-voter candidate Mitt Romney – he fights like a roaring lion against Republican opponents in the primaries, but doesn’t seem to be interested in the November election.

    Most of these candidates are running because they want to be president. Is it Cruz’s lifelong ambition to be a NOMINEE? It sure seemed to be Romney’s end goal in 2012.

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  23. Excellent point of view! Reminds me of the Biblical truth concerning the “whitewashed tomb” pharsisees. Nothing but hypocritical showmanship where the “spirit” of the law is overtaken by the “letter’ of the law. The same goes for the overthrow of the “original intent” of the founding fathers regarding the constitution versus the perversion of it today.

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    • Raven says:

      White washed tomb and cleaning the outside of the cup to make it look nice for the world while leaving the inside is filthy — both good Biblical word pictures showing who Ted is.

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  24. MeThePeople says:

    Someone needs to remind me, how have I benefitted from conservative politicians?
    The 32 guys with the private jets must feel they got a lot to lose or they wouldn’t part with a nickel.
    All I know is the society is imploding, everything costs more than ever, we’re bankrupt, and all you hear is what martyrs the conservatives are but unable or perhaps unwilling to win.
    I heard that most democratic voters are on welfare or food stamps. That sounds about right.
    Someone let Hannity off the plantation and he had a mildly confrontational interview with Cruz which was a waste of my mobile data to listen to, during which he was spewing lies without having to catch a breath. Like the disclaimer at the end of a TV ad.
    Most of it telling me if I didn’t agree I must not be conservative enough.
    No way Jose

    GO TRUMP

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  25. Kristin DeBacco says:

    I cannot vote for a man like Cruz now. The more I see and hear from him, it disgust me.
    Whatever happens at the convention, I will vote or write in Trump.

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    • interfacegal says:

      I am in total agreement with you. There is no way I can pull the lever for Cruz. I will not bend that far to support someone who lies and plays dirty politics to go against the will of the majority. I will vote for or write in Trump!!! I might make that my new slogan!

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  26. melsbabysis says:

    Reblogged this on American Voice and commented:

    There’s an old saying referenced at times when a person refuses to move based on principle:

    “At what cost are you willing to win”?

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  27. Gerald says:

    Is Cruz really stupid enough to believe that the Republican establishment will make him their candidate? They hate him. The only thing he has going for him, in their eyes, is that he’s not Trump. The GOPe will do their best to use Cruz to keep Trump from winning the nomination on the first vote; then they will stab Cruz in the back and elect someone more acceptable to the big donors and entrenched politicians. Why can Cruz not see that?

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    • singingsoul says:

      Gerald + there are times when I wonder if Cruz is being blackmailed to be the never Trump spoiler no matter what..? Interesting after Cruz got in bed with the Bush cabal the infidelity story came out . I wonder how much dirt everyone has on everyone to keep them in the club.

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  28. Paul Killinger says:

    There’s no question Cruz is now WAY OUT THERE. Clearly, he’s not taking his loss well.

    And he now risks ruining his brand (such as it ever was) entirely. The poor thing may even have to end up living on his wife’s seven figure income and his lifetime Senate pension once the Texas GOP dumps him.

    Think about that. Two promising young politicians (along with Rubio), the so-called “future of the party,” neither of whom could any longer be elected dog catchers!

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    • Add Jeb? to that as well. His political career from here on out is wrecked. It’s been quite impressive to behold. Strangely, Kasich has weathered the storm better than Jeb?, Rubio, or Cruz.

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      • entagor says:

        Nothing is by accident. The MSM is laying off Kasich. No attempt to find dirt.

        I believe Kasch is being used to catch the voters who do not like controversy. GOPe has the demographics calibrated. The GOPe knew it could not produce a candidate who would satisfy the public. Even the state primaries were reconfigured

        the fact Soros and his crowd have been quietly dumping money on Kasich shows he is part of a strategy

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    • singingsoul says:

      Paul K. Your post makes me wonder if north Rubio and Cruz were used by dark forces in the establishment…? Both young both connection to Cuba through family. Something seems not right.
      I wonder if Cruz’s wife will still have her job if Cruz fails..??? I hope that one day we find out the truth.

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  29. John Allen says:

    Is Cruz playing for 2020? Will keeping Trump wounded going into the general ensure Cruz can be our savior against President Clinton in 2020?

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  30. annieoakley says:

    Mark Levin has lost his mind too. I heard his claim the “system is rigged for Trump”. Also said “every statistical analysis proves Trump is getting MORE delegates than the number of votes he has indicates he should.” ???

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    • singingsoul says:

      annieokley + Levin need to change his meds. He is another pretender and now we find out who he truly is. True the system was set up for Jeb to win and it is a benefit now for Trump. Trump is gaining more votes than Cruz and that is why Cruz is not ahead or close to Trump. Had Cruz gotten as many votes he would have been ahead.

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  31. georgiafl says:

    Great Resource on Cruz facts from a Texan former Cruz supporter:
    http://www.politijim.com

    Author of Concordance of Cruz Corruption, Deception, and Lies and other valuable resources on Cruz donors, wife, etc. http://www.politijim.com/2016/02/the-concordance-of-cruz-corruption.html

    Also has twitter feed for you invincible CTH twitter warriors.
    https://twitter.com/politiJim

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  32. spacette55 says:

    He established the craving for elected office at least as early as his days in Princeton. If we had access to his public school records, he probably started running for Class President every year from 1st grade through 12th grade.

    From the article “Here’s What Happens When You Track Down a Ted Cruz College Rumor”

    “The very first thing he ever said to me was ‘Hi, I’m Ted Cruz, I assume I can count on your vote for student body president,’” said David Mountain, a former classmate who also lived in Butler College. “At the end of the day, university politics is a popularity contest, and I don’t think he really understood that. Aside from his obsessive desire to be student body president, you would not have had him pegged for a career in politics.”

    Cruz lost multiple student government elections in college, among them class president and campus and community affairs chair; he was eventually elected to Princeton University Council, and was president of the Ivy Council. He also lost a bid for president of the debate panel in 1990, but subsequently held other leadership positions.

    http://theslot.jezebel.com/heres-what-happens-when-you-try-and-track-down-a-ted-cr-1752337625

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  33. Citizen Kane says:

    Great (and timely) analysis Sundance…the essential reason why I read this blog…the kind of perspective not available elsewhere….backed up with research and reason.

    Thanks !

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    • muffyroberts says:

      That, and also, trolls are not aloud. Thanks Sundance.

      I just went to newsmax, and it is a mad house of cruzbot trolls. I posted a couple of comments and then ran back here. I don’t want to see the replies.

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  34. waynestrick says:

    Also consider that many states like Missouri or the media did not alert their citizens when they should get their voting rights in order for the primary. Thousands of citizens were not aware of primary dates, caucus rules or sites. Media failed again.

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  35. tz says:

    I predicted a month ago that when Ted fell below the mathematical event horizon, his support would evaporate – he would be another Kasich.
    At this point, all the righteous platitudes mean nothing. What does “TrusTED” mean anymore?
    What has been hated is the machinations, the back-room deals, the cheating and excuses. Now Ted is (Lyin’) McConnell.
    There is no binding for the third ballot, and the second is iffy.
    He can get supporters as delegates, but after even slicker GOPe promises, will they stay with Ted? Kasich is still there…
    I think Ted’s base has figured it out. Trump has to campaign, but he will get past 1237 easily. It is no longer Trump vs Ted, but Trump vs #NeverTrump.

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  36. John Ross says:

    Some comic relief…

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  37. Dora says:

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    • Fair point. Oddly enough, I don’t usually hear Lyin’ Ted talk about Texas very much. At least, not in the same way that Trump talks about being from New York. Not sure if there is anything to be read into that, but contrast that with, for instance, Kasich who always talks about Ohio.

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      • Deb says:

        Cruz didn’t grow up in Texas, and he has spent a big chunk of his adult life outside the state.

        Trump truly has hometown pride when it comes to New York. He’s seen it at it’s worst (70’s early 80’s) and at it’s best (1990’s, after 9/11).

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  38. Frank O'Pinion says:

    At what cost to the U.S. Constitution is the world going to deny the evidence in front of their nose that Rafael E. Cruz is the next fraudulent Presidential candidate in order to legitimize the current usurper Obama.

    freedomoutpost.com/constitutional-eligibility-is-a-matter-of-national-security-the-family-time-line-of-rafael-edward-ted-cruz

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  39. Frank says:

    I would never trust someone that actually said they want to “TAKE OVER THE WORLD!” Trump may have an ego and rightfully so, but he doesn’t think of himself as a GOD.

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  40. thetrain2016 says:

    I ignore Cruz, ignore the establishment, ignore speculations. There will be several primary elections, Cruz will grab delegates, but Trump will win more. I know the Trump campaign has more than one path to the nomination, therefore they already secured over 200 committed unbound delegates. It’s over for Cruz, it’s over for the establishment and the speculators.

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  41. jmclever says:

    We used to have a t-shirt saying when I was in high school: Your lips are moving, but all I hear is blah, blah, blah. That is Cruz.

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  42. trapper says:

    Cruz is the perfect storm of insecurity and ambition. He craves approval, and uses his shameless ambition to get it. His career has been driven by a quest for legitimacy and the approval of the GOP establishment.

    He married a Bush Dynasty insider with Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Merrill, and the Council on Foreign Relations on her resume. Frustrated that the marriage didn’t advance him fast enough, Cruz then hit the “nitro” button by fabricating an “outsider” persona to exploit Americans’ frustration and anger. But just as the current first-term-senator-president used the left but regularly sells them out, Ted the newest first-term-senator-president-messiah-wannabe is using the Christian right for his advancement and will betray them with just as little remorse.

    But president isn’t even enough for him. Rafael Jr. aspires to be one of the Seven Kings of the world his father’s crackpot religion predicts in its world domination/end times prophesies. They have even “anointed” him. Do not be fooled. Rafael Jr.’s eye on the Resolute desk comes from both a yearning for the approval of the GOP establishment and an ambition to rule the world, and he will sell out both conservatives and Christians to get there.

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  43. shipley130 says:

    Sundance, people have been groomed over the last few decades to accept bad and dangerous behavior. It’s coming straight through the television, for starters. People like Dr. Phil groom people to feel sorry for people that do terrible things. After all, they are just human beings like the rest of us, but they made mistakes. Dr. Phil is raking in the money by using the “grooming method” on us. Don’t pedophiles use some of those same grooming methods? I roared with laughter when Dr. Phil spent part of his show a few weeks back allowing his wife to advertise her products, like it was the Shopping Network.

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  44. ihaterats says:

    A couple people on tv today — don’t ask me who — remarked about how he went to kiss his eldest daughter and she cringed and pulled away. Oh yeah, one mention was on TMZ.

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  45. LM says:

    It is disgusting to hear Cruz people say that there are more votes against Donald Trump than for him and Ted represents those voters. There are many more votes against Ted than against Donald Trump.

    Donald Trump has had millions more votes cast for him than Ted Cruz, and that without the votes that were disallowed In order to assist Cruz in stealing the election. BTW: By that logic, several of our presidents would not have been elected. Let’s just put the loser in office and tell the people that that is really what they wanted.

    Ted is using the law to get around the law and use it for his own benefit, never mind the good of the country. I believe this is a good indication of what he will do in office and has done.

    Ted’s minions in the media are also trying to say that Mr. Trump’s statement about the transgender bathroom situation is wrong. I have an opinion about that and I will share it with my brothers and sisters in Christ.

    Jesus was a lot less harshly condemning toward sexual sin than a lot of us Christians. Remember the woman at the well and the adulterous woman who was about to be stoned. He said. “You who are without sin cast the first stone”.

    My point is that we let a lot of things divide us and we often act as though we ourselves have lived always perfect sanctimonious lives from birth. We risk being “clanging symbols”.

    If someone is dressed as a woman or man, how would we even know? I think it might be uncomfortable sll around for a man dressed as a woman to use the mens room or vice versa.

    It seems to me that when we have people willing to behead children or bury them alive in order to
    advance their religion that we should elect the strongest candidate so as to safeguard the country. We have more to be concerned about with our children than looking in the next stall to make sure the person there is the correct gender.

    I know that Jesus loves everyone regardless of sexual orientation, color, or gender. When you are enfolded in His loving arms and have accepted Him as Lord of your life He will make your paths straight. ❤️

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  46. skeptiktank says:

    America, which has been the rock of the world, is coming apart at the political seams, and it’s very scary. No matter who gets the nominations in both parties, it’s clear to me that new parties are going to be formed. We will be like most other countries which have several parties, and the winning party must align with other parties to get a majority in order to form a ruling coalition. The back and forth of this kind of process means that whatever our govt agrees to might be disregarded by the next coalition, and cannot be counted on. Goodbye rock. As for Cruz, he is making a name for himself. There will be future elections. That’s why some of these candidates run in the first place, and then stay in when they have little chance. Cruz actually has a pretty good chance, because Trump can’t win after the first ballot. However, if Cruz wins he will be the victim of a third party run, so it’s a no win situation in the long term. Cankles cackles.

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  47. Ron Devito says:

    Sundance in the original article wrote:

    “The manipulation might be within the convention rules, but is Ted Cruz really willing to win by running against the will of the people just because it’s possible?”

    Judging by the rantings of #CruzCult and #LyinTed’s own action – the answer to that question is a resounding absolute yes. The only way he will go out is to be forced out; or Trump gets the 1237 bound delegates whichever comes first.

    If you go on the various Facebook pages and groups where he is discussed or on Twitter, his cultists believe his delegate shenanigans are going to save the day for them, and GOPe will actually nominate him. Of course, the continue with the “only true conservative” schtick, even though this election is not a referendum on conservative purity. They recite half-truths with election results – such as: comparing TX which has much more population than NY and an open primary vs NY’s closed, deliberately understate Trump’s delegate counts and exaggerate Cruz’s and make the bogus claim that the anti-Trump vote is much greater than the Trump vote.

    One commenter referred to gas-lighting and Cruz quite likely being a sociopath. I concur.

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  48. jackie says:

    Good job Mr Brinkley. Great editorial.

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