Monday, February 1, 2016

Cruz wins!



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32 comments:

  1. hee hee
    My better half has been sending me gifs tonight, here's another gem...

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  2. When I hear the about the fighting between Trump and Cruz, I think of a story I read years ago. Two men had stores right next to each other. It appeared that the two hated each other and would do anything to destroy the other. This brought a great deal of attention -- and business -- to the two stores.

    After the two men died it was discovered that the stores had doors in between them and each supported the other. The public appearance of animosity was all a charade to bring all the attention to those to stores and overshadow other stores. Their plan worked.

    I wonder.

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  3. I definitely think Cruz cozied up to Trump while honing his very successful game plan in Iowa. I think he snookered Trump but NH and SC are another story. It will be interesting to watch.

    Rubio had the biggest increase of the projected %s in IA.

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  4. You seen the Cruz "machine gun bacon" video up on Instapundit?

    I love it. Cruz is a happy warrior troll. Emphasis on troll.

    Word on the liberal/mainstream Bloomberg news this morning is how everyone in the Senate hates Cruz because he "flouts the rules" of that clubby institution.

    I wonder if they realize a good chunk of the country sees this as a feature, but a problem.

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    1. That is exactly why Congress is held in such low esteem by the American people.

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    2. Exactly!

      Going over to Instapundit to take a look at the video...

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  5. He's so creepy! That laugh at the end, ugh. Now don't get me wrong, I'd rather vote for him than any democrat.

    Also he stole that from somebody else, I saw the original "redneck bacon" video a couple months ago.

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  6. Great gifs florrie!

    I think Cruz is creepy too. I'll still vote for him, but ick! Bleh! Barf! :))

    Poor Ben Carson. Cruz really bitch-slapped him. I love Carson, but I don't think he can play in the slime pit of presidential politics.

    New Hampshire will be...interesting. You guys don't think that The Trumpster will hook up with Smilin' Mike Huckabee do you? That would be hilarious, in a disturbing sort of way. Heh.

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    1. Hook up? Unless Smilin' Mike looks goooood in a long blond wig and six inch heels, then no, no hook up. Huck's not Trump's type.

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    2. I heard tonight that Trump is going to Arkansas but Huck isn't being reciprocal to the love-fest.

      That made me happy. Actually, I'm looking forward to his weekend show resuming on FNC, I'm willing to bet Roger Ailes has been keeping his set warm. I think that's a great fit for Mike and I think he enjoyed it as well (especially getting to jam with various musical guests).

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  7. Hmm, very good speculation, lady red. Trump mentioned him specifically in his Iowa speech last night...

    "hilarious, in a disturbing sort of way"

    +++

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  8. Oh my goodness, I just read that El Rushbo has come out for Marco Rubio. Um, what? Might as well slap McCain or Romney (or creaky ol' Dole) on the ballot.

    Dear Rush: You're. Not. Listening.

    *daintily removing the stogie from his lips, tossing it on the ground, and shaking him violently and maniacally by the lapels*

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  9. Oh come on now, Rubio was the Tea Party candidate (and darling). He was part of the failed Schumer immigration bill, I can't figure out any other reason why some dislike him. I think (hope) he'd be a good president.

    When it gets down to it, Rush is a realist. He wants the republicans to win the election and knows the best chance of that happening is with Rubio.

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  10. The things I find most incredulous are the attacks on Cruz by Sarah Palin. Whodathunkit???

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  11. If Rubio is the nominee I will vote for him.

    That said, while Rubio might have started out Tea Party, I for one can't help but see him as establishment now. Not optimistic about him putting the US on a more traditional course; I would expect him to continue expanding the role of the government in just about everything. (Maybe, honestly, in ways more personally to my liking - and my benefit - than Hillary, but still...)

    Cruz remains the only certified bomb-thrower who has claim to the talent and knowledge to actually govern. Which is why I like him.

    Honestly don't know what he says about the "issues" and don't care - I realize this is an odd way to ingest the campaign but really there's only three things I care about: that the candidate is 1) a traditional american, 2) isn't a cat's paw of the establishment, and 3) isn't an idiot. Cruz represents my highest confidence score on those metrics.

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  12. lewy, I so want to agree with you and want to like Cruz. I *hope* that he would really change the status quo in DC, I feel the same about Trump. If I honestly thought they would DO it, I would support them whole-heatedly 100%. But there is something so false in both Cruz and Trump; with Trump, it is his 180 degree change on so many issues that I care about! If it was just one, or even a couple, I could go with it but it's so many. With Cruz, I'm so turned off by his persona it's almost repulsion. He seems so insincere, perhaps it's his manner of speaking or his looks, I'm just not sure.

    I value your opinion, as well as lady red's and Matt's (I don't think others have weighed in on their favorites). So I am going to rethink it all. Like you wonderful folks, I want change, big change. I see tonight this lousy administration has announced another dictate to employers who have 100 or more employees, making them list the gender and salaries of all so that the feds can "even things up" and do away with any possible gender inequalities. I don't want to be a part of this effed up country if hard work and ability count for NOTHING.

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  13. Why do so many people think the only way to win the election is to elect a member of the SSDD (Same Shit Differ
    Net Day) crowd? They loose more Presidential elections for the Republicans than they win. Dole was electable. McCain was electable. Romney was electable. And they all lost.

    Barry Goldwater is greatly disparaged for being so conservative. However, much of what he said has been proven to be true.

    Other Seantors do not like Cruz cueca use he is a stickler for following the rules.Horrors! You mean we have a Senator who wants tax bills to originate in the house? We have a Senator who things Congress should ratify treaties and not let the President sign whatever the hell he wants? How will this country function if the Republicans don't offer themselves up or Demcratic Crisco parties?

    Early on we hoped that Ryan would be a good Speaker of the House. It turns out that he out-Boeners Boener. What good does it do us.

    So we elect Rubio. Then the Republicans get creamed in the next off-year election (which will be blamed on those waskowy conservatives, and we get another Dem in 2020 with a Democratic Majority. Th only hope I see is that the Dems self-destruct because of the same kind of anti-elite sentiment that the Republicans have.

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    1. Th only hope I see is that the Dems self-destruct because of the same kind of anti-elite sentiment that the Republicans have.

      Seriously thinking of giving money to Bernie. Willing to be talked out of it. ;)

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    2. I'm seriously thinking of asking for a dem ballot on Super Tuesday and casting my vote for Bernie. We'll see what happens over the next 3 weeks.

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  14. I just watched the New Hampshire debate on YouTube. It was divided into a handful of videos...I think I missed a segment about race relations.

    From all that I saw, my impressions are these:

    Big winners: Ted Cruz, Chris Christie

    Big loser: Marco Rubio

    Ho hum: Donald Trump

    Should have stayed home: Kasich and Carson

    Go the eff away already: Bush

    I thought it was mostly an okay debate. The moderators weren't horrible. I was impressed with Cruz; he did well IMHO, and didn't come across as creepy. Marco got hammered by Christie, repeatedly and effectively. Kasich, Carson, and Bush are "also rans" in my book.

    So, what did you all think?

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    1. I just read on Breitbart that Obama was a guest at the moderator's wedding a couple of years ago. Why did Priebus allow her to moderate? This kind of crap is why R voters are fed up with the GOPe. Also, the audience being comprised of "donors" was highly prejudicial to Trump, who is self-funded. They even booed him at one point. The GOPe is truly a cesspool.

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    2. So, what did you all think?

      I think I'm glad you watched it for us. Can't handle any more of this right now. :|

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    5. "Big winners: Ted Cruz, Chris Christie
      Big loser: Marco Rubio
      Ho hum: Donald Trump
      Should have stayed home: Kasich and Carson
      Go the eff away already: Bush"

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      Totally agree with how you described it, lady red. I knew they'd all be after Rubio but his handlers for debate prep were wrong when they told him to keep repeating that talking point. I think Rubio is good with impromptu statements, I hope he fires whoever gave him that advice. Or if he thought it was a good idea, it wasn't. He looked robotic. He was fine the rest of the time but I think that plastic repetition is what all will remember. And it sure didn't help that Christie was scolding him for it when he did it again!

      I feel bad for Dr. Carson, he's just been a non-entity in the debates. That's partially his fault and part of the blame lies with the mods. I thought the evening got off to a really weird start with him stopping in the wings. Then everyone else was uncertain what to do, sheesh people, just walk onstage!!!

      I like Kasich but he came across as a rumpled old guy who accidentally wandered onstage. Bush is a terrible campaigner and though I thought he was a good gov, nobody wants Bush3. Like you, lady red, I think he needs to go away ASAP, unfortunately I think he will stay in as long as possible, ugh.

      I'm betting Kasich and perhaps Carson gets out after the Tuesday primary. Ditto Christie if he doesn't do well - but he may have scored enough points to stay in.

      I'm getting convinced by many different people (including my friends here) to support Ted Cruz. He did look very good last night and he didn't seem scripted.

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    6. As to the moderators...ABC *does* get to pick who will moderate from their talent.

      Unless all the debated are sponsored by FNC or done in Mark Levin's basement, they are going to be moderated by media liberals. Some are better than others, I thought these 2 schmucks from ABC were on the same level as the horrible people from CNBC.

      I really don't think the RNC can do much more, they cancelled their agreement with NBC for a debate and I believe PBS is hosting that one in their stead. It's good the RNC put moderators on notice but ultimately it's going to be up to the candidates to have to fight back against unfair or biased questions. They shouldn't have to but the traitorous media shouldn't composed primarily of partisan hacks.

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