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5 Reasons The GOP Shouldn’t Trade Donald Trump For Ted Cruz

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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz is accompanied by his wife Heidi and daughter Caroline as he speaks about the primary election results in Florida, Ohio and Illinois during a campaign rally in Houston, Texas March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Trish Badger

If you want to understand why the prospect of a Donald Trump nomination terrifies the GOP, look at this new poll from Democracy Corps that shows him losing by 13 percent to Hillary Clinton — while dragging down the entire GOP like a life vest made of anchors — or just check out his latest flailing attempt to define his position on reproductive rights, which he just seems to be discovering himself.

In an interview with CBS’s John Dickerson, the GOP frontrunner said that abortion laws shouldn’t be changed and then suggested in the next breath that the procedure is “murder.”

It’s pretty rare that one answer could infuriate both the wildly anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List — who said that with his answer, Trump “disqualified himself as the GOP nominee” — and the approximately one of three American women who have had abortion.

His campaign can “correct” whatever he says in statements and Trump can cry that he’s being edited. But as his party’s nominee, he’ll have to answer for this — and so will every Republican candidate in America.

Pissing off both sides of a fierce debate with the alacrity of a young Mark Fuhrman is becoming Trump’s speciality. But with Ted Cruz, Republicans can be assured that their nominee will be fixated on just one thing — upsetting liberals.

Cruz has shown some agility at moving towards the center, rhetorically, and he generally trails Clinton by less than Mitt Romney lost to President Obama. That’s why Republicans are serious about using every technical finger hold available to deny Trump the nomination; and given that the convention rules will be written mostly by Trump and Cruz delegates, it’s likely that the only person who could win the nomination other than the billion-dollar baby is the junior Senator from Texas.

Here’s why the party may regret trading a dangerous demagogue who will say anything to win for a dangerous demagogue who actually believes the terrible things he says.

  1. Cruz would be the most fervently anti-abortion rights candidate the GOP has ever nominated.
    Only about 1 in 5 Americans agree with Cruz that abortion should not be legal even in cases of rape or incest. We have no idea how many people support his belief that, as president, he could immediately ban abortion using the 14th amendment, because it’s so extreme that it’s never been polled.
  2. Cruz may be willing to get rid of background checks.
    Between 8 or 9 out of 10 Americans want to expand background checks to include all gun sales. Ted Cruz has signaled he’d get rid of all background checks anywhere they exist, touting the support of the far-right Gun Owners of America, a group “affiliated with white supremacists and the country’s anti-government militia movement” that wants to end all background checks on firearms purchases.
  3. Cruz is for mass deportations and is trying to out-anti-immigrant Trump.
    Would Cruz order mass deportations of the 11 million undocumented people in America? Of course, he would. Even if the person in question had simply overstayed a visa and had kids in the U.S.? “You better believe” it, Cruz told Fox News. Just as former Republican governor of California Pete Wilson scarred that state’s Republican Party forever, Cruz would become the face of mass deportations just four years after Mitt Romney lost the presidency advocating for self-deportation. Cruz’s stance on this, like most of his beliefs, has been drowned out by Trump’s, but as soon as he becomes the nominee, you won’t be able to escape it.
  4. Cruz wants to raise taxes on seniors to cut them for the rich.
    You could argue that all of the aforementioned issues just make Cruz a very conservative Republican, but he’s even terrible for the party when it comes to its core issue — taxes. The GOP has learned that you can effectively cut taxes for the rich, the party’s raison d’etre, as long as you cut them for everyone else. Cruz wants to do the opposite. “In an era when no politician of either party wants to cut retirement benefits for current seniors or raise taxes on the middle class, Cruz has quietly stumbled into proposing a gigantic tax increase on middle-class retirees,” Vox‘s Matt Yglesias explained. Cruz’s 19 percent sales tax would give trillions to the wealthy and raise taxes on the most vulnerable.
  5. Trump can be laughed off as a fluke; Cruz could define the party forever.
    “While everyone is focusing on the collapse of Trump’s popularity, no one has really noticed that Cruz’s numbers are plummeting too,” Salon‘s Simon Maloy wrote. “The same Washington Post poll that gave Trump crazily high negatives also found that Cruz is deeply underwater. His favorable rating is just 35 percent, while his unfavorable rating is 51 percent.” And that’s before Cruz is attacked for his tax plan or any of the other issues that would make him wildly unpopular with swing voters. Hilary Clinton has comparable unfavorables but has suffered decades of the Republicans’ best-funded and most vicious attacks. From shutting down the government, pandering to Donald Trump, and then wandering into the buzz saw of Trump’s attacks against him, Cruz’s popularity numbers are entirely earned. Combine his extreme views with his singular ability to make strangers nauseous and you have a devastating combination. Trump’s charm has kept him on television for decades; Cruz was the first politician able to refute charges of infidelity simply by reminding people who he is. And while Trump will certainly say horrible things that every other Republican will be forced to explain away, could they possibly be worse than what we can expect from Cruz’s father, who is sure that God sent his son to save America from gay marriage?

Photo: Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz is accompanied by his wife Heidi and daughter Caroline as he speaks about the primary election results in Florida, Ohio and Illinois during a campaign rally in Houston, Texas March 15, 2016.   REUTERS/Trish Badger

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  1. Dominick Vila April 4, 2016

    As absurd as Trump’s candidacy is, the Cruz alternative is, by far, much worse. The last thing the USA needs is the implantation of a theocracy, which is exactly what Ted Cruz would do if elected. To accomplish the transition from freedom and democracy to theocratic rule, trickle down economics, and the end of the American middle class, Ted would fill every single Supreme Court vacancy with religious zealots like him. Considering the fact that there is already one vacancy, and at least two more within the next couple of years, the probability of a shift to theocracy and fascism is more than speculation. It is almost a guarantee. Given a choice, I’ll take the buffoon over the Inquisitorial Torquemada any day of the week.

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    1. David April 5, 2016

      Oh, so you choose Hillary?

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  2. yabbed April 4, 2016

    Donald Trump is a far better candidate for the Republicans than is Cruz. We cannot have a religious zealot in the Oval Office. Cruz believes he was “anointed by God” to be President of the United States. I would take Donald Trump long before I would accept a freak like Ted Cruz in the Oval Office. He is a dangerous, dangerous man.

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    1. stcroixcarp April 4, 2016

      I will never vote for either of them. I agree with you about Cruz. Dangerous and evil.

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      1. yabbed April 4, 2016

        Nor will I. Trump is far more banal than Cruz. He is seriously deranged.

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        1. MikeFrederick12 April 5, 2016

          Markus lit your azz up on rawstory. He is going to ban you if you dont knock it off. Markus is a no-nonsense wïgger. He is white, but he acts hard azz just like a straight up street nîgger.

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      2. RetDem April 4, 2016

        And scary.

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    2. greenlantern1 April 4, 2016

      Trump backed Romney!
      Romney is a Mormon!
      Is the BOOK OF MORMON the WORD OF GOD or not?

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      1. Independent1 April 4, 2016

        Given that what it preaches about the after-life is 180 degrees out of phase with what Jesus taught, I’d say it is not the word of God.

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    3. idamag April 4, 2016

      Dick Cheney and Joe McCarthy on steroids.

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  3. charleo1 April 4, 2016

    Trump and Cruz have always been my two top picks on the very unscientific, and as yet undiscovered, but I feel very predictive 1-10 obnoxious scale. One being the least obnoxious, and the least appealing to those contrarian “Patriots,” who say they love America, but can’t think of a single reason why it shouldn’t be burned to the ground. And 10, for the highest overall ratings for saying things to a 6 year old like, If I’m elected, I’m going to jail, and deport your parents. I’d deport mine too Sweetheart, but thanks to the Cuban cutout, I can be as “strong,” on immigration as a Hutu to a Tutsi, a Serb to a Croatian, a German to a.. well, you get the point. But here’s the kind of thing a “ten,” would say that makes them a winner. “If we don’t have borders, we can’t be a country.” And if we don’t start rounding people up, and herding them out, we can’t be considered true Conservatives. Women? Oh, heck! I love women. Nobody loves women more than me. Well yes, we have laws as they are now. But ideally I believe we should leave the question of women having Rights, being actual persons, or considered chattel, up to the States. That’s a Conservative 10!

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    1. RetDem April 4, 2016

      I think what makes him a 10 on the religion issue is that he is a “bloomin’ hypocrite.” He professes to be “anointed by God to be our POTUS.” Then, everything he proposes for the people of this country is anti-Christian. When he comes up with one of these statements about raising taxes on the elderly, someone should ask him, “WWJD?”

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      1. charleo1 April 4, 2016

        Proving there’s no bigger hypocrite, or few things as dangerous, as a religious zealot without a moral compass.

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        1. idamag April 5, 2016

          Remember the evangelical cruz said, last ll, that in February Obama planned on taking 200000 guns from people.

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  4. daves April 4, 2016

    Senator Cruz would be far worse than Mr. Trump.

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  5. greenlantern1 April 4, 2016

    Before ROE V. WADE; abortions were decided on a state-by state basis.
    Some states banned them. some states okayed them.
    Geographic morality?
    Even more to the point.
    Some states REQUIRED them!
    Pregnant women, in prisons or insane asylums, had no say in the matter.
    State sponsored murder?
    Morality?

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    1. pisces63 April 4, 2016

      HYPOCRISY!!

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      1. greenlantern1 April 4, 2016

        Was there a “morality” before ROE V. WADE or not?

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        1. Barbara Mathews April 4, 2016

          About the same as today.

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          1. greenlantern1 April 4, 2016

            Was there any morality in the MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE?

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          2. idamag April 6, 2016

            No. It was a brutal murder of innocent people and some pretty big lies to cover it u up.

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        2. Eleanore Whitaker April 5, 2016

          Too much morality. As we all know the Spanish Inquisition was all about enforcing “morality” even if it meant torturing in the most inhuman ways. Now, many historians and psychologists who review that period in history all say that the most guilty were the ones doing all the torturing of the innocent.

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          1. idamag April 6, 2016

            And the moral police in the Mid eastern theocracies.

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        3. idamag April 6, 2016

          There was. Christian outrage means that space between the hip pockets and the upper leg. Any hate and lies that fall out of the mouth are accepted.

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      2. idamag April 5, 2016

        And a whole lot of ignorance.

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    2. Eleanore Whitaker April 4, 2016

      There has always been the major effort by the U.S. Constitution for BALANCE between the branches of government, the federal government and state governments. However, some of the former Confederate states exaggerate their states’ rights platitudes to flout the power of the federal goverment.

      They hate the federal government. Funny though. They just don’t hate ALL of those FEDERAL tax subsidies to the tune of 65% of every budget their states’ rights states eat up.

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  6. idamag April 4, 2016

    Cruz would take our Federal Public lands and give them to:
    a.logging companies
    b. mining companies
    c. developers
    d. cattle ranchers
    e. all of the above

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    1. Eleanore Whitaker April 4, 2016

      Only if the GOP wants to end up with another Secy of Interior in Prison like Warren Harding’s Albert B. Fall, who tried to sell off those public lands for $1 to oil interests. He got prison for his efforts.

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      1. idamag April 5, 2016

        Eleanor, you are so right. And if past experience doesn’t tell people what the real push is then what will? States have proven over and over again that they cannot be trusted.

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        1. Eleanore Whitaker April 5, 2016

          I’ve always been fascinated with the Founding Fathers and signers of the Declaration of Independence. I’ve done much reading on most of them.

          It is an incredible feat to create such a document as the U.S. Constitution. Yet, the fulcrum upon which it relies is balance between majority and minority, states and federal government and freedom and responsibility. It truly is one of the most remarkable pieces of governance ever created.

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          1. idamag April 6, 2016

            And, the more you study the document and the Founding Fathers, the more our present Congress looks like an insult to Democracy. I just finished a book about John Adams. He was amazing.

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          2. Eleanore Whitaker April 7, 2016

            I have a strong feeling our Founding Fathers would find great distaste with the “I’ll Show YOU!” and the “MY WAY or the highway” states today. Look at what Florida’s Rick Scott “thinks” he pulled off…now watch his Copycat Confederacy states’ rights states do the same: Violate Roe vs. Wade by passing anti-abortion legislation after the SC has already ruled on its legality.

            The entire abortion issue is actually pretty much “men who gave up sperm loathing women who rejected it.” Can anyone EVER force someone to hand over their body willingly to be used like baby manufacturing equipment?

            The point here is that by states’ rights Confederates daring to overrule the SC legality rulings, they are now going in a direction of government takeover by refusing to comply with the laws.

            You know what’s coming next. Their gun nut states are going to go over state lines to violate states’ rights of other states in disageement with their states’ rights and so on and so forth. Until there are 50 states with laws in 500,000 varieties.

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          3. idamag April 8, 2016

            John Adams said that state’s rights would result in 13 little countries that would be at war with each other, A good example: medical marijuana is legal in California. Marijuana is legal in Oregon and Colorado. It is illegal in Idaho (Mississippi of the NW). A California resident, with a legal prescription was driving through Idaho and was arrested. Backward states, like Idaho, cannot be trusted to govern themselves.

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    2. GOPcongress April 4, 2016

      f. None of the above. He would give them to the states and its people to decide.

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      1. charleo1 April 5, 2016

        Trump would leave it up to the States to decide if women are actually human.
        That’s probably the most corporate/GOP thing about Trump.

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        1. Eleanore Whitaker April 5, 2016

          What makes me think The Donald thinks women’s bodies are robotic? Push and button and he gets whatever he wants…so long as he forks over coins in the robot’s slot? rofl

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      2. idamag April 5, 2016

        Really? Funny, the people behind the push, in my state, are some of the above. The governor of Nebraska said it would help if they could sell off some of their federal lands to pay debts. From what I have seen in Nebraska, they might not have so much to lose as my state. Idaho is an outdoorsman’s paradise. Either you are an ideologue, someone who might gain from the public land theft or one of those phony Christians.

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        1. GOPcongress April 6, 2016

          An “ideologue” who actually understands the 10th Amendment? Guilty as charged.

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  7. Jinmichigan April 4, 2016

    cruz moving towards the center still puts him right of Attila the Hun.

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    1. charleo1 April 4, 2016

      No offense to Attila moderates.

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  8. pisces63 April 4, 2016

    I am a Stephen King fan. I watched The Dead Zone this weekend and decided to re-read the book. Can we say Ted Cruz= Stillson. Fits to a T and THAT is scary. He has always struck me as a sleaze!! When I see him, which I try not to do, he makes my flesh crawl. Kasich makes my teeth ache. Trump amuses and makes you want to bitch slap him. Now, HIS followers, Roger Stone, are calling for massive demonstrations, #DaysofRage , here, in Cleveland to make sure they stick to the rules and make Trump the nominee. They, trump, cruz want Kasich to drop out as does US Representative Jim Jordan. They also are working behinds scenes to get him out using the 8 state rule. You must win at least 8 states to be on the ticket. He only has one and has a snow balls chance in hell to get any more. Things are heating up here, in Cleveland. I work about 5 blocks from the convention center, where the Cavs play.

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  9. atc333 April 4, 2016

    The GOP insurgency is offering this nation two choices One is really bad, and the other is much worse. Both have economic plans which will increased the Federal Debt between 8 to 10 Trillion dollars over the next 8 years. Trump thinks the American Worker is paid too much, and Cruz wants to decimate retirees on fixed incomes. Both are clueless as to how failed GOP economic policy wounded this nation’s Middle class, and redistribued massive wealth to the top 2% with 13.5 Trillion dollars in tax cuts for job creators and did not use it to create jobs,.

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    1. David April 5, 2016

      If the Federal debt goes up 8-10 trillion with a Republican President, that would be less than what it has under Obama.

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      1. atc333 April 5, 2016

        You obviously forgot about the Bush II / GOP Great Economic Meltdown of 2007/08, which was one major cause of those Deficits, then you also have 7 years of GOP block and stall when new spending to create jobs and rebuild infrastructure, Tax cuts for job creators cost this nation over 13.5 Trillion dollars in lost Federal Tax revenues, and did not create more jobs, just massive wealth for the top 2%, Go back and look t how many GOP Administrations have doubled the Federal Debt with tax cuts for job creators. At least Obama had a good reason for his deficits.

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        1. David April 5, 2016

          Right…its still Bush’s fault 8 years later.

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          1. proterozoic April 6, 2016

            All you need to do is pull up the chart of federal spending vs revenues, and oh look! http://i.imgur.com/M73MBIk.png

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          2. idamag April 8, 2016

            Don’t confuse the ideologues with facts. Their minds are made up.

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          3. atc333 April 6, 2016

            Bush destroyed the US economy, and the GOP deliberately chose to block all job creation legislation in the House for the past 7 years, even programs previously supported by the GOP. All we hears was no new spending withuot spending cuts elsewhere. In other words, the GOP chose to keep the American public struggling, mistakenly believing that to do so would result in winning the presidency in 2012.

            After all, Bush II and the GOP House and Senate did take a balanced budget and a good economy, and double the Federal Debt as well as create the Bush II Great Recession in only 8 years.

            Now look as what the GOP is trying to sell the public as the best they have to offer for President in 2016.

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          4. idamag April 8, 2016

            If I buy a house on a twenty year contract, 8 years down the road, much of that debt will still be there. Funny how you can accept a convicted war criminal, but not a Black man in the White House.

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          5. David April 8, 2016

            What a profound question? Hmmm…let’s see. I guess to answer it, I would need to know the principal amount owed and the annual interest rate. Did you consider this when you posed it? Next, who am I accepting that is a “convicted war criminal”? Finally, Obomo is not “Black”. He is a mulatto. Look it up.

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        2. plc97477 April 6, 2016

          You forgot to mention that a lot of the debt that came under Obama was when he added the costs that baby bush “forgot” to put in the budget.

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  10. paulyz April 4, 2016

    Only one solution to Stop Cruz, vote for Trump.

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    1. charleo1 April 4, 2016

      I can think of a couple of more options, at least as effective.

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      1. paulyz April 4, 2016

        Careful, discussing violence?

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        1. charleo1 April 4, 2016

          How bad is it over there in Republican Land anyway? I was talking about voting for the Democratic Nominee. Which I intend to, and so should you. That’s if you really care about our country more than you care about getting the Democrat, or stopping the Left. Whatever that means. Even if it means rolling the dice with a completely unqualified real estate investor/T.V. reality star.

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      2. 1standlastword April 4, 2016

        Lindsey is on it! And he now has the perfect cover and alibi!!

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  11. FT66 April 4, 2016

    Folks, Cruz will never see the light in the White House. Cruz owes the eligibility to become President to his mother. All facts will be checked whether his mother who gives him the eligibility, met all requirements when Cruz was born. He won’t be accepted automatically as President as some think. It will be a long process to find out all these and put everything in a right order. I don’t think republicans are ready to go through the waiting time while they can solve the problem right away by not nominating him.

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    1. Eleanore Whitaker April 4, 2016

      I have friends born in Calgary, Alberta. In Canada, when you register to vote, you can only do so if you are a citizen of Canada. The question of Cruz’s mother has NO bearing on whether or not he is a US Citizen. Most of the right wingers loathe what they call “anchor babies.” Cruz isn’t an anchor babie, but he IS an immigrant to the US from a foreign country. He was born in Calgary Hospital. He is therefore, a Canadian Citizen who either was rushed ahead of million of others in the INS line for citizenship less than a decade ago or else he is still a Canadian citizen because he has previously voted in Canadian elections, namely that of former Alberta Premier Ralph Klein.

      Cruz’s only purpose then and now is to ram that Keystone Pipeline through Congress against the express will of American taxpayers. Right now, the Hardisty Tar Sand Oil Production facility is under investigation for major pollution in the Bow River which runs from east to northwest in Alberta.

      Don’t bother worrying about Trump or Cruz. The Republicans have yet to reveal their October Surprise. You can bet it will be Ryan. And even if they lose the election, it won’t matter. They intend to maintain control from the position of Speaker of the House who at present is …tah dah…Paul Ryan.

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      1. FT66 April 4, 2016

        Thank you for the information on Cruz previously voted in Canadian election, namely that of former Alberta Premier Ralph Klein. Quite interesting. Do you know when previously was it?

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        1. Eleanore Whitaker April 5, 2016

          Yes…I believe AB Premier Ralph Klein was elected in 2000 and left office just after 2008. Klein was a really odd sort of character. Everyone in Calgary knew he was a hard driving drinker. If memory serves, he was a tad left of the AB conservatives even though he was so well liked by right and left. Alberta is a very ultra conservative province. Premier Klein managed to keep AB’s debt at zero..yes. ZERO. When he was replaced by another ultra conservative, the province had invested heavily in housing developments and wasn’t prepared for the onslaught of costs attached to providing additional infrastructure and natural resources. Slowly, AB began to grow in debt. That’s why the provincial government wanted Keystone so badly. Then about 3 years ago, they had a disastrous flood in Calgary. As you probably know Calgary had the world’s largest rodeo, “The Calgary Stampede” every year the first week of July. When the flood hit, the Stampede grounds were nearly destroyed, as was Eau Claire Market, the world’s largest open air market, the Saddle Dome and the center of the Oil District in Calgary.

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      2. Robin April 4, 2016

        The blatant hypocrisy is breath taking.

        Especially with all the ire brought to bear against Obama by the birther wing of the Republican party.

        BTW many blame Trump for bringing up the birth issue but the fact is that it was actually Hillary’s team who did:

        http://www.politico.com/story/2011/04/birtherism-where-it-all-began-053563

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      3. atc333 April 5, 2016

        Cruz’s claim to US citizenship is though his mother. It has everything to do with whether or not he is a US Citizen. If she was not a US Citizen at the time of his birth, then he is not a US citzen. Regardless, even if she were a US Citizen, being as he was born in Canada, he would be a US Citizen, with dual citizenship, but still not eligible for the Office of President, as the US Constitution requires the President, if not a citizen when the Constitution was ratified, to be a US Citizen born within the boundaries of the United States. Obviously, Canada does not qualify.unless Cruz can convince the Courts that the Founding Fathers did not really mean what they deliberately setout within the Constituion, and it should be ignored, which is a very strange position for a “strict Constitutionalist, which Cruz claims to be, to take.

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        1. Robin April 10, 2016

          Come on atc333.

          Cruz is as much of a strict Constitutionalist as say…Joseph Stalin.

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          1. atc333 April 10, 2016

            Obviously, he is, unless he isn’t. when it is to his advantage.

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    2. 1standlastword April 4, 2016

      And the GoOPers won’t be able to lean on the SCOTUS this time!

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      1. MVH1 April 9, 2016

        Outsmarted themselves there, didn’t they, as they have on a number of rulings now.

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    3. Lisztman April 5, 2016

      Heck — before that happens, the GOP knows that Cruz doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in Hell of winning against ANYONE the Dems put up. Heck, I myself could probably beat Ted Cruz, and no one’s ever heard of me…

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      1. MVH1 April 9, 2016

        I know I’d vote for you before I’d vote for him any day. So there’s one.

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    4. Robin April 10, 2016

      Constitutionally Cruz has as much right to run for the Office of the President as Justin Trudeau.

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      1. FT66 April 10, 2016

        In which country?

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        1. Robin April 15, 2016

          In Bulgaria 😉

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  12. Dr. Samuel Taddesse April 4, 2016

    Ted Cruz is a more dangerous candidate than Trump. He take the government in the wrong direction and ruin the public sector as we know it. He will be a very lousy president.

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    1. stcroixcarp April 6, 2016

      He is pretty much a failure as a human being too.

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  13. Laurel Kornfeld April 4, 2016

    WHY are you assuming Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee? Please do not buy this mainstream media propaganda. There is an actual contest in the Democratic Party for the nomination, and there is a good chance Bernie Sanders could win it.

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    1. Robin April 4, 2016

      I agree Laurel.

      Aside from that even if she is the nominee there is no guarantee that she’d win unless one believes the polls which I don’t.

      Case in point:

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/03/09/polling-in-michigan-was-way-off-that-happens-more-than-we-recognize/

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      1. Eleanore Whitaker April 5, 2016

        Of course you agree…After all, she is everything women like you and Krackerball can never be…independent. Unlike you two she wasn’t raised thinking she exited the birth canal with a man attached. Time for you two to face facts. The next president will be a woman …and…Sanders? He’ll go right back to being the no name he always was.

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        1. kimbanyc April 5, 2016

          Did you actually graduate from Woodbridge HillBagger???? Nice pic BTW…..Now I know why you have such problems with men

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          1. Eleanore Whitaker April 8, 2016

            Yes shitbagger, I did. And I also have years of certifications in several major occupations…Can’t keep up dipshit can you? I have no problems with men. YOu are NOT a man. You have raisins in your jeans and your penis is your only brain.

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          2. kimbanyc April 8, 2016

            After having seen your picture I fully understand why all you ever do is dream about men’s private parts…..You talk pretty tough for an old hag living under a New Jersey rock….No problems with men…..LOL….I’ve seen your comment page……You must have been seriously damaged……DESERVEDLY SO…….

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          3. Eleanore Whitaker April 8, 2016

            Really? And so a Frankenstein shitbag like you has women banging your door down? Who are you kidding Mr. Eunoch?

            You bet I’m tough. You can thank all the men I spent my entire life being outnumbered by for teaching me how to chew up and spit out trash lie you.

            My best friend is a guy. My last lover was a lawyer…You? you are just a pathetic bit of garbage the trash collector forget to dump at the DogPatch Landfill.

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          4. kimbanyc April 8, 2016

            Sad STRUNZA……Muat have really struck a nerve with the Guinea HAG!!! HAW HAW

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          5. Eleanore Whitaker April 8, 2016

            Ach Tung! Scheistberg…Fongool to you Shitbag.

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          6. kimbanyc April 9, 2016

            STRUNZA….I SEE YOU TOOK 4 DAYS TO RESPOND….WERE YOU IN JAIL FOR SOLICITATION YOU DRIED UP OLD GUINEA HEN?

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          7. MVH1 April 9, 2016

            Four days and you’re still trying to keep it going? You don’t have much of a life, obviously.

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          8. kimbanyc April 9, 2016

            YET HERE YOU ARE TRYING TO PROVE THAT YOU DRIED UP OLD HAGS MATTER….YOU DON’T…..

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          9. kimbanyc April 9, 2016

            AND BTW $HIT FOR BRAINS IT WAS YOUR HERO THAT STARTED TROLLING ME FOUR DAYS LATER…..GET SOMEONE TO EXPLAIN THE BIG WORDS FOR YOU A$$WIPE

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          10. Eleanore Whitaker April 8, 2016

            Not much work for you I see…Little wonder you are a welfare Queen. Guess there’s no call for witch bitch call girls for you.

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          11. kimbanyc April 8, 2016

            Look at the GUINEA Hag respond over and over……HAW HAW…..CAN’T STOP BEGGING FOR MY ATTENTION…CAN YOU STRUNZA?????

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          12. Eleanore Whitaker April 8, 2016

            Oh wait…I forgot…your nationality is Prickinese?

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          13. kimbanyc April 8, 2016

            WHEN YOU BEg FOR MY ATTENTION STRUNZA DO YOU GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES…….HAW HAW

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          14. Eleanore Whitaker April 8, 2016

            The only thing capable of getting down on her knees is your Mommy and I’m sure the two of you are used to all that incest right prickface?

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          15. kimbanyc April 8, 2016

            LOOK AT THE FOUR FOOT TWO GUINEA HEN WHINE AND CRY…….THIS IS SUCH FUN WATCHING YOU DEBASE YOURSELF STRUNZA….HAW HAW

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          16. Eleanore Whitaker April 8, 2016

            Look at the fat shitbag sitting there at the keyboard trying to figure out how to spell and move your bowels at the same time. Give it up …you’ve been outclassed. The only thing you are good for to any woman is amusement. There goes lil kimmie trying to make like “its” got an education.

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          17. kimbanyc April 8, 2016

            SHOULDNT YOU BE OUTSIDE DIGGING HOLES IN THE YARD LIKE THE DOG YOU ARE STRUNZA????HAW HAW

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          18. MVH1 April 9, 2016

            May I make a suggestion? Typing in all caps is considered rude shouting. Maybe you want to be considered rude and don’t mind shouting.

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          19. kimbanyc April 9, 2016

            MAYBE YOU SHOULD MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. YOU POST YOUR WAY TO PEOPLE WHO TROLL YOU….AND I WILL POST MY WAY TO PEOPLE WHO TROLL ME……GOT IT ?????

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          20. MVH1 April 9, 2016

            I got it, you really are an unreasonably nasty and rude and probably disgusting piece of work whom nobody takes seriously. Have a ball. Most people don’t end the day happy with that kind of negativity. You know, being repulsive.

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          21. kimbanyc April 9, 2016

            YET HERE YOU ARE LIKE THIS OTHER OLD DRIED UP P O S…BEGGING TO GET INTO IT WITH ME…..YOU IGNORANT HILLBAGGER

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          22. MVH1 April 9, 2016

            LOL. I love checking in to see how well you’re taking care of things.

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        2. Lisztman April 5, 2016

          Eleanore : You’re skating pretty thin ice, here. You’re ASSUMING that Hillary automatically gets the women’s vote. I credit a significant majority of the voters to vote more than one issue — and gender, I consider a truly minor issue.

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          1. Eleanore Whitaker April 8, 2016

            Since I am a woman, I know the only women voting for Sande3rs are not financially independent and can’t piss without some guy’s permission. Sorry but most of the highly educated women I know don’t want another set of obstructionist balls in the White House. And Sanders is a weasel..You are about to see just how many lies he has kept hidden. Grow the hell up. Balls are not a prerequisite for the presidency.

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        3. Robin April 7, 2016

          Uh huh.

          Obviously your plan for world domination by Ernestine Blofeld didn’t work out too well in Wisconsin 🙂

          Gone on .

          Vote the party line Eleanore or as many are calling it the “lesser of two evils”.

          The lesser of two evils is still evil.

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        4. Robin April 15, 2016

          So you’re saying that Hillary is a woman?

          To me she looks like Hitler in drag 😉

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    2. Eleanore Whitaker April 5, 2016

      Well…see here is why is it EASY to assume Hillary Clinton will not only be the Democratic nominee but also the next US president:
      1. She has been involved in major government defense committees…Sanders has not.
      2. As Secy of State, she has greater experience with foreign affairs. All Sanders has is Netanyahu and Israel, our 51st state Sanders supports through his 20 year contributions to JACPAC.
      3. As Secry of State, Hillary was also present at the meeting when bin Laden was taken out…Sanders was not.

      Now do you want to admit your true bias for supporting Sanders? I know you think you are hiding it but I am certain I can guess.

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      1. kimbanyc April 5, 2016

        Did you learn your anti-Semitism in Colonia?

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    3. Lisztman April 5, 2016

      Laurel : Yes. There is a genuine contest for the Democratic nomination. But “a good chance Bernie Sanders could win it”?

      OK. Disclosure. I’m a Hillary supporter — and I’ll outline that in the next paragraph. But for starters, I’d rate that “good chance” as probably somewhere in the 10 to 20 percent range…

      Meanwhile, though — Bernie is carrying much the same group that Donald Trump is carrying — but from the other side. He is “complaining” about the severe tilt of this Nation’s tax structure toward the rich. And I complain about the same thing, loud and clear. But you (and other Bernie supporters) expect that President Sanders would be able to get his ideas through Congress. They’re not within the Presidential (Executive Order) purview. And the odds of his coattails being long enough to drag the House into the Democratic corner, THIS election cycle, are remote.

      In the meantime, then, his socialist proposals will severely antagonize those in the centrist Independent voter group. They’re not necessarily “ready” to go overboard in supporting a President Sanders. And I believe that he’d lose a LOT of the centrists to whichever clown ends up wearing the GOP mantle.

      Hillary has “baggage”. Yup. A fair amount of it. Sadly, most of it has been manufactured over the last few decades by a Republican Party that’s been scared of her since Day 1. It remains to her, and her campaign, to paint all those GOP stories as lies. With check boxes.

      So I support Hillary because I believe she has the appeal to the all-important center — and I REFUSE to allow a Republican (real or imagined) anywhere near the White House. I also state, LOUDLY and CLEARLY, that, should Sen. Sanders be the nominee, I will gladly vote for him. I’d like to hear the same promise from every one of his supporters. Good luck to him — but I still believe he has an uphill climb.

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  14. phylin April 7, 2016

    Isn’t Ted Cruz a foreigner?

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