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Trump’s depressed Iowa fans, Michele Bachmann’s wild-eyed prophecies, and the revenge of Cliven Bundy! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the loony, bigoted, and hateful behavior of the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:

5. Cliven Bundy

The three-week siege of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge ended with the arrest of Ammon Bundy and some of members of his self-proclaimed “militia,” as well as the death of one of his accomplices. And while federal agents are all but begging Bundy’s remaining co-occupiers to peaceably remove themselves from the premises, Ammon’s daddy Cliven, who knows a little something about facing down federal authorities and getting his way, has decided to inflame the situation with an insane letter.

Bundy has put officials on notice in a certified letter to the Harney County Sheriff (he also copied Oregon governor Kate Brown and President Barack Obama, as well as “Internet to the World”) that his son’s merry band “WILL RETAIN POSSESSION OF THE HARLAN COUNTY RESOURCE CENTER” [emphasis, all of it, in the original]. In the letter he claims to speak on behalf of all people of Harney County (never mind that the elder Bundy is a resident of Bunkerville, Nevada), and demands that all federal and state authorities clear out of that region.

Bundy letter

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Bundy posted to his Facebook page the letter, which is as sure to actually accomplish his goals as it is to help his son’s case:

Notice to Harney Co. Sheriff.Share share share…..

Posted by Bundy Ranch on Monday, February 1, 2016

Hat tip Daily Kos

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Sam Reisman

Sam Reisman is the former managing editor at The National Memo, where he still writes the weekly "This Week In Crazy" column. His writing has appeared in Flavorpill, The Huffington Post, Columbia Daily Spectator, and Bwog. He was the publisher of the 2010 edition of Inside New York, an annual guidebook to the city for students and young professionals.

Since 2011, he has co-curated and hosted Peculiar Streams, a showcase for NYC-based writers, musicians, comedians, and filmmakers. He is a staff writer at Mediaite, and blogs at SamReisman.com.

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  1. Dominick Vila February 5, 2016

    Hearing pseudo conservatives decry the fact that a large corporation like MICROSOFT supports Rubio’s candidacy and, somehow, rigged his third place finish in Iowa; Michele Bachman’s end of times predictions, including the destruction of Israel to get hold of the vast oil and natural gas resources in that country (?), all the way to LGBT conspiracies, and the ever present evil President of the United States, makes going to the circus or watching Comedy Central unnecessary…and a lot cheaper!
    Who let the loonies out of the insane asylum?

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    1. bobnstuff February 5, 2016

      Bachman is amazing. Oil in Israel, wasn’t it Golda Meir that complained that God gave the Jews the only land in the middle east without oil.

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      1. TZToronto February 5, 2016

        Since when did facts matter to the far, far right? If she says it, lots of the TP faithful will believe it and blame the liberal mainstream media (and President Obamacare) for misleading them for so long.

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      2. FireBaron February 5, 2016

        You are correct, bob. About the only natural resource in Israel is potash, just like in Jordan

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    2. dtgraham February 5, 2016

      “the ever present evil President of the United States”
      You got that right Dom. If President Obama endorsed breathing, you’d find all of the Republican members of Congress passed out the next day with plastic bags tied around their necks.

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      1. The lucky one February 5, 2016

        Well then what is he waiting for?

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        1. dtgraham February 5, 2016

          Sounds like a plan. He needs to use some reverse psychology like that on them, when you think about it. He might get Republican cooperation on climate change, for example, if he would just blame it on poor people. Or maybe if he called it the Weather Rapture or something.

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      2. jmprint February 5, 2016

        Good one, made me laugh, so true.

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      3. idamag February 5, 2016

        Do it, Obama, endorse breathing.

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    3. TZToronto February 5, 2016

      Glad to see you back!

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    4. The lucky one February 5, 2016

      The gate was unlocked when we elected the senile Ronald Reagan. Regarding your other post. I accede to your superior political acumen but I posited long ago that Rubio would be the GOP candidate and still think so. According to investigative reporter Greg Palast he is supported by Paul “the vulture” Singer who invests more in political manipulation than the Kochs.

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      1. Independent1 February 5, 2016

        Yeah! It was Singer who was behind Romney pushing so hard for Obama to let GM and Chrysler go bankrupt. He together with Romney and some others wanted to buy up GM and Chrysler and ship the companies overseas. Fortunately, Obama didn’t let that happen, but Romney and Singer did buy the auto industry’s largest small parts maker Delphi (was Delco); destroyed 25,000 union jobs; dumped the pension liability of Delphi’s older workers on us taxpayers and shipped the company originally to China. Delphi now operates in China, Mexico and a couple other Asian countries and has 100,000 workers instead of 25,000 but unfortunately it no longer pays taxes in America or provides many jobs here. And Singer and Romney wanted to do that to GM and Chrysler at the height of the Great Recession – how un-American can you get!!!

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        1. Dominick Vila February 5, 2016

          Perhaps not surprisingly, many far right conservatives blame President Obama for the outsourcing of jobs that has been taking place for decades, and is destroying the American middle class. They also blame the unions, for having the audacity of trying to protect Americans jobs, and fighting for decent wages and a good benefit package. The most pathetic part of all this is that the media does not highlight what people like Romney did to DELCO, and his decision to outsource thousands of jobs. Most of the U.S. media has become the advertising branch of the GOP, and relies on disinformation and brain washing to promote the interests of their customers. Almost looks like a sequel to what happened in Nazi Germany.

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          1. Independent1 February 5, 2016

            Considering that Romney was participating in a deal to leverage buy-out just one more company, pirate its assets including its pension funds and ship its jobs overseas – just one week before the 2012 elections; only goes to show that Mitt Romney was by far a greater American job destroyer than he was ever an American job creator. Mitt Romney is a total fraud!! He cares nothing about America – only his pocketbook.

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          2. Dominick Vila February 6, 2016

            …or their ego, as is the case with Trump. It is scary to think that people like Romney almost became POTUS, and that millions of Americans support irresponsible, narcissistic, and unqualified candidates like Trump.

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    5. Eleanore Whitaker February 5, 2016

      Rubio, like Cruz, has a lot of skeletons in his closet. He is as tied to the Miami Syndicate as JEB is.

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  2. pmbalele February 5, 2016

    I have always doubted about Ted Cruz. Now he wants to make USA part of Canada province. So USA will be again under the Queen again. People of this Country ran away from the Queen and now this foreigner wants us back to England. After all people from England have language impairment-called English. That is why we cannot understand them. Even Jimmy Carter does not like Cruz as GOP candidate. There is something wrong with TPs and Repubs.

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    1. dtgraham February 5, 2016

      And you thought that Justin Bieber was Canada’s worst export. Ha!

      The Ben Carson people should get revenge on Cruz in the next caucus state primary. All Carson precinct captains should pass the rumour around to the Ted Cruz voters that Cruz is now unfortunately running to be Prime Minister of Canada….darn. “If you Cruz voters want to join our caucus, you’re welcome.” “I’m just sayin’.”

      He or she can then walk near the Cruz caucus for the next two hours humming “Oh Canada” and “God save the Queen.”

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      1. Eleanore Whitaker February 5, 2016

        Cruz never was anything more than the Bush/Klein appointed Keystone Pipeline broker. Anyone in Calgary would tell you that. This goes back to 2006 when then Alberta Premier Ralph Klein schmoozed with Big Oil Bush to push Keystone from Hardisty to Galveston by taking US land by eminent domain in 5 affected states. Running a pipeline 2500 miles and all because Klein knew Ottawa took British Columbia’s side to refuse to allow Alberta to run a pipeline out to the Pacific through BC.

        Most of us recall when Bush and Klein met in Athabasca in 2006 and then again in DC in 2007 to seal the Keystone deal without ever publicizing what they were both up to. Fortunately, The Calgary Sun and National Post newspapers are not mega billionaire media owned like media in the US. Canadian papers all published these meetings whereas AP and Reuters barely mentioned it.

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        1. dtgraham February 5, 2016

          It does seem to me that Bush came to Alberta once. I remember the crazy protests at the time. BC wouldn’t have needed Ottawa’s acquiescence as provinces have jurisdiction in that area, but the Liberals at that time would have backed BC, agreed.

          You might be interested to know that Postmedia has bought out Quebecor’s Sun newspaper chain. The Sun has become a very thin little tabloid, and have laid off so many staff and closed so many offices. They would have been gone by now without the purchase by Postmedia.

          Interestingly, it’s just been recently revealed that Postmedia itself is in serious financial shape and is probably not long for this world. I’m pleased. Those conservative rags aren’t very popular any more. Their readership is way down.

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    2. sharon1026 February 5, 2016

      Can you site the source of your comment. I’m.not doubting it, I would just like to see it so I could show it to some of the crazy Cruz supporters I know.
      Thanks

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  3. dtgraham February 5, 2016

    Ted Cruz New Year’s resolutions:

    ~ Terminate government.
    ~ Make impregnation mandatory.
    ~ Put gays back in closet.
    ~ Institute death penalty for abortion.
    ~ “Tear down that wall.” (between church and state)
    ~ Replace the 4rth of July with “gun appreciation day.”
    ~ Change history books to show George Washington crossing the Delaware to bomb an abortion clinic.
    ~ Rule from Calgary.

    Is it just me or does Ted Cruz look like a rat turned into a person in a lab accident? Is it just me?

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    1. TZToronto February 5, 2016

      Cruz would have a big problem ruling his kingdom from Calgary. Albertans elected a socialist government last year after years of Conservative rule.

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      1. dtgraham February 5, 2016

        Talk about the odd couple. Notley and Cruz sharing the Premier’s office. Even the same floor. Actually, if Ted Cruz ever became President, I think every state would become a flyover state since everyone would have moved to Canada.

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        1. 1standlastword February 6, 2016

          A Tedpole administration would presage Michele Bachmann’s wet dream fantasy come true of Armageddon

          The sand in middle east would “glow”

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    2. Dominick Vila February 5, 2016

      I think Ted’s candidacy is finished. The Donald took care of that. For that matter, I don’t think Rubio or Carson have much political life left. I would not be surprised if Kasich and Bush are the ones backed by the GOP establishment…and FOX.
      Neither traditional conservative Republicans, nor FOX, like Trump. They are well aware of the fact that just because the Donald decided to register as a Republican and run for President, he supported abortion, endorsed universal healthcare, and praised both President Obama and SoS Hillary Clinton. They consider him a Democratic Trojan Horse, in addition to being the narcissist, arrogant, and immature person that he is. Bill O’Reilley’s call for moderation was more than just a friendly advise. Republicans are truly concerned about the damage that Trump is doing to their party, the consequences of implementing Trump’s proposals, in the unlikely even of him becoming President; and the impact of his rhetoric on what the GOP and the United States stand for.
      I would not be surprised if the battle for the GOP nomination, after South Carolina, is between Trump, Kasich, Bush, and a Rubio candidacy reduced to irrelevancy outside Florida.

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      1. dtgraham February 5, 2016

        You sound like Jimmy Carter, who said that he preferred Trump to Cruz because Trump was much more “malleable” in his words.

        They say that Kasich has some potential in New Hampshire, but it’s just hard for me to see any of the establishment candidates at this point outside of Rubio. Then again, I had written Rubio off as a serious contender before Iowa…so. Man, this is one strange Presidential election season.

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        1. Dominick Vila February 5, 2016

          You got that right. Seeing someone with the “values” that Donald Trump has embraced throughout his life as the leading contender for the GOP nomination is beyond belief. We have to give him credit though. He knows how to manipulate people, control the agenda, and attract media attention. It may be too late for Kasich and Bush to rise to the top, but not impossible.

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      2. Eleanore Whitaker February 5, 2016

        Dom, I have to agree with you. If you study the template of GOP candidates of the past after Free Flying Nixon, you see most fit a pattern: male, white, either with a political pedigree or a brand name and connected to big money.

        If tend to agree. It will either be Bush or Kasich. My money is on Kasich…mostly because the GOP is smart enough not to take chances that Bush’s last name will mean a loss. It’s easier to manipulate a Kasich win under the noses of millions of American voters than it is to redoux another Bush style chad and SC win.

        My guess is the GOP will continue to make it appear Kasich is a dark horse. But then, that is what Madoffer type gamblers do…play a long shot and then push push push their billions behind it to win.

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        1. Dominick Vila February 5, 2016

          I liked the Madoffer part…:-)

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      3. jmprint February 5, 2016

        I predict Rubio will be the choice for the republican establishment, I speak to a lot of republicans, they won’t vote for Hillary (simply because of hear say) and Bernie is too social for them.

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        1. 1standlastword February 6, 2016

          And yes…social is the antithesis of the modern conservative ‘antisocial’

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      4. idamag February 5, 2016

        And it is possible that Trump is doing a parody to show Republicans what they have become.

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      5. 1standlastword February 6, 2016

        I contest only one thing and that is if the unlikely happened in the twilight zone that is sometimes America–a Trump administration indeed would be absolutely abysmal…not just for America but the world at large as that WOULD be Michele Bachmann’s armageddon wet dream come true.

        But in the aftermath of getting Bushwhacked, we all know that conservatives on the whole (even if their was just one left alive in the fallout) would revise history or just not say anything about it!

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        1. Dominick Vila February 7, 2016

          Like blaming Clinton for 9/11/01, and Clinton or Obama for the near collapse of the U.S. economy in 2007?

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    3. The lucky one February 5, 2016

      Not just you. He also looks amazingly like Joe McCarthy.

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      1. plc97477 February 6, 2016

        I have started wondering if he could be the reincarnation of mccarthy.

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    4. Paul Bass February 5, 2016

      Not just you, His voice alone makes me want to beat him to a pulp with my bare hands, then slowly watch his life slip away as i throttle his chicken neck throat…

      And that’s my feelings on a good day, messier thoughts on an average day!

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      1. 1standlastword February 6, 2016

        Remember this one: “And my pencil got an eraser on it” (gawd that quote haunts me!!!!! And yes, as you say that damn voice!)

        ….And your campaign looks like a chalkline brave conservatives, liberals, progressives, independents, angels and devils are going to use to erase your noxious a$$ out of the race

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    5. Timmi February 5, 2016

      He looks like Grandpa from the Munsters.

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      1. 1standlastword February 6, 2016

        Oh my! I was thinking the same thing above before I scrolled down to your post…LOL!!!!

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        1. Timmi February 6, 2016

          Great minds think alike, I guess

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    6. Matforce February 5, 2016

      Hahaha! You left out 35 more years of “trickle down” economics and the initiation of Armageddon.

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    7. 1standlastword February 5, 2016

      I think he looks like Grampa Munster’s son

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAuZ6edvp_4

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  4. FireBaron February 5, 2016

    Crazier and crazier

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  5. Eleanore Whitaker February 5, 2016

    Prediction: The minute Ted Cruz ends up as the final boob of the clown car, the vetting process which will require proof positive of his citizenship status, will cause his disqualification, whereupon the GOP October surprise will go to the closet candidate.

    Should the elections be fraudulent, get ready to memorize the Canadian National Anthem.

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    1. Paul Bass February 5, 2016

      Eleanore, I know all us at NM WANT Cruz to be ineligible to run for President because of his Canadian birth, but it is NOT correct.
      Cruz, born of an American mother, automatically receives American citizenship, no matter where in the world he is born. Since he is an American, he is eligible to be President, despite all the “natural born American” hoopla. Get over it, I hate him, but he CAN run for president.

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      1. RED February 5, 2016

        I think you may need to re-check your Constitution. Just being an American doesn’t not make one eligible to be President. And apparently, it’s questionable as to whether even being conferred citizenship at birth qualifies. If you actually listen to the arguments, it is definitely not clear that Cruz is a “natural born” citizen. Cruz is one of the nutball subscribers to originalism regarding the Constitution and under originalism citizenship passed from father to child, not mother. You see they weren’t too terribly “politically correct” then. But then of course, it’s always the same hypocrisy with the Cons, their convictions fall apart the minute it doesn’t help themselves

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        1. stcroixcarp February 5, 2016

          He may be eligible to be president, but he is neither qualified nor competent.

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        2. AMADAL February 5, 2016

          I replied to Paul Bass by accident. I totally agree with you Natural born citizen has never been defined. It is the SCOTUS that must decide what a natural born citizen is and he must be vetted by them

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          1. Paul Bass February 5, 2016

            And SCOTUS, with the most conservative republicans of all time, will NOT vote to do anything to mess with the GOP. So don’t count on the SC to even get into this cockfight!

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      2. atc333 February 5, 2016

        Go It back and read the US Constitution, For President of the United States the unique term “Natural Born Citizen” is used. It is used only for that office, none other. All other positions in the US Government the term Citizen, or naturalized citizen is used. Natural Born Citizen is a word of art, which the Courts have not yet construed. Being in the Constitution, it would seem doubtful that Congress could vote to define that term, as logically that would require a Constitutional Amendment, which then dumps it into the hands of the Courts.

        Based on the writing contemporary with the signing of the Constitution, it show that the use of that term was deliberate and means born withing the boundaries of the United States of America, for the express purpose of avoiding electing a president having any real or perceived allegiance to the other country,

        It has also been discussed that although his mother was an American, (birth certificate please), she emigrated to Canada, and possibly renounced her American Citizenship to receive the benefits of the Canadian health care system.

        To further muddy the waters, didn’t Cruz renounce his Canadian Citizenship only 2 years ago?

        This should prove to be a most interesting Presidential race.

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        1. Paul Bass February 5, 2016

          I have, “natural born” is undefined.

          Dream on, do you think the GOP wouldn’t find a way (like with McCain in 2008), to put him on the ballot, EVEN if it were illegal?

          Luckily, the GOP elites hate Ted as much as the Dems do, so no, Ted, doesn’t have a snowballs chance in hell, but ONLY because he is universally hated by the GOP elites.

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          1. AMADAL February 5, 2016

            I totally agree. Natural born citizen has never been defined. It is the SCOTUS that must decide what a natural born citizen and he must be vetted by them.

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        2. JPHALL February 5, 2016

          Think about what you just posted. Name the first natural born American president by your definition.

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          1. atc333 February 5, 2016

            That would be George Washington:

            “George Washington was born at his father’s plantation on Pope’s Creek in Westmoreland County, Virginia, on February 22, 1732. His father,Augustine Washington was also born in Westmoreland County, Virgina. In other words, he was born within an area of what was to become the United States of Americam and would have an innate loyality to preserve and protect he land and nation he was born in, unlike others who were born outside of the US in a foreign nation. Unlike Virginia, Canada was never a part of what was to become the United States. Cruz is therefor ineligible for the office of President, but qualified for other lesser offices. (thankfully)

            What you are trying to argue is that the Framers of the Constitution committed a useless act in using the term “natural born citizen” when describing the necessary legal qualifications for becoming President of the United States. That makes no sense what so ever.

            Again, this issue was discussed in documents and papers by the Framers leading up to the drafting of the Constitution.

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          2. JPHALL February 5, 2016

            Ah, what was going to become the US. Not what was the US when they were born. That seems a strange way to define who was eligible to become president. This seems to be only one interpretation of that clause and not definitive.
            Subject: Re: Comment on This Week In Crazy: Farewell to Iowa

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          3. Robert Eckert February 7, 2016

            No, George Washington was not a “natural born citizen” because he was not a citizen of the US from birth. He couldn’t be, because there was no US for him to be a citizen of, when he was born. That is why the constitution says the President must either be a natural born citizen OR a citizen at the time of the adoption of the Constitution, grandfathering in all those who were here at the founding. “Natural born citizen” just means citizen from birth without any need for a “naturalization” process later. People try to give the words some extra meaning without any indication that the founders were trying to make it complicated.

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    2. dtgraham February 5, 2016

      And that’s just the start. Wait’ll you see the finest tugboats of the HMCS Canadian navy prowling the American coastlines, mercilessly raining Timbits down on U.S. cities. No one should wish for something so horrible, yet so delicious.

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    3. stcroixcarp February 5, 2016

      The closet candidate will be Paul Ryan.

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  6. Joan February 5, 2016

    Just how would a President Cruz take the oath of office; with his fingers crossed? He does not support our constitution. Most of the GOP field seem to think they are running for King of America. Public servant, Ha!

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  7. mellowjohn February 5, 2016

    “…the vast stores of oil and natural gas that Israel is controlling…”?
    iirc, Golda Mier once jokingly “blamed” Moses for leading the Hebrews for 40 years thru the wilderness to the only place in the middle east w/o any oil.

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  8. Paul Bass February 5, 2016

    I know i’ll get downvotes for this but hear me out.

    All of us at NM (especially the HRC or BS supporters) need to SUPPORT Trump for the GOP nominee. Yes, he is Hitler, but he is better than Stalin.

    Trump is FAR better than any OTHER GOP candidate! Think for just 1 minute, is any ONE of the other GOP clowns better than Trump? NO, they are ALL an order of magnitude WORSE, so as much as I hate to admit it, I guess I’m a Trump supporter.

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    1. RED February 5, 2016

      I hear what you’re saying, Trump doesn’t seem as extreme as the other ignorant Cons and actually at different points has shown a small amount of empathy and concern for the American people. And given that all of them are nuts, he appears not so crazy sometimes. But he IS crazy! He’s a classic case of narcissistic personality disorder. And that could be extremely dangerous!! But hey, I kinda agree with supporting Trump as well since that will make it just that much easier to get the Bernie Sanders Presidency we need and deserve!!

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      1. AMADAL February 5, 2016

        Be careful with Sanders. He is a socialist. Putting Democratic in front of it does not change the fact that he really is a Communist. Remember your history? Russia is a communist country–it used to be called the USSR– Union of Soviet Scocialist Republics. Just be careful what you wish for it may not be as great as it seems

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        1. RED February 5, 2016

          Seriously? Ok, I haven’t read your other comments at all. But based on this one alone, you’re a simpleton! Are you even remotely aware of the world beyond your small mind? Is Norway communist? Britain? He’ll, is the U.S.?? Look, clearly you have absolutely zero comprehension of economic systems nor government organization added to the fact that you’ve probably never set foot beyond your television set!!

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          1. AMADAL February 5, 2016

            You’re obviously stupid if you don’t realize that Russia is now a democratic socialist country. Those other countries are a form of democracy not communist. You really are more in the dark than you realize. Do you realize our country is headed toward an oligarchy and I don’t think a socialist can help stop it

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          2. RED February 5, 2016

            Wow!! Where to start. First, it appears that you’re not an ignorant Con, which means you might be able to learn facts and deal with reality, Cons are not capable. But still, your comments make ZERO sense. First it’s Russia is a communist country then it’s democratic socialism. Neither of which has anything to do with Sanders. Btw, I’m not an expert on Russia but it used to be a communist country, that I know for sure. But I suspect today it has turned to free for all wild west capitalism. I’m gonna guess you’re from the baby boomers generation based on your attempt to raise the spectre of Russia to frighten people. Doesn’t work, we got way more to fear from ignorant Cons and corporatists right here in the good USA than we do Russia, just ask Flint residents. As to your comment that a “socialist” can’t save us, are you suggesting that a corporate triangulating sold out Republican light can? How’s that? A few more tax break for the rich, some more prisons, just get a little tougher, one more war?? All the things HRC has supported!

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          3. Polana February 6, 2016

            Hello, Norway, Britain, Sweden, etc are Monarchies and they don’t have Presidents. Prime Minister runs the government but King is the head of the state. More or less they are socialistic programs that nobody in the world offer to their citizens. Sweden offer for parents of newborn are paid 80% of their salaries to stay home with the baby either the mother or the father. Denmark rewards pregnancy with about 3 yrs of free diapers and trip abroad, they teach sex education early in school to avoid sexual diseases, abortions etc. French (not a Monarchy) offer students free public transportation, free trips to museums,and any other cultural institutions so they don’t become ignorant of other cultures..For a children up to 20 mo old they get monthly allowance and through out their school years they get almost free everything they need for education.When they go to college they get certain free housing (based on family income) and other expenses.
            Poland most school and colleges are free, newborn mothers can stay home up to 2 yrs and collect 80 pay (or father). Foreign languages are thought in kindergarten (optional and free). Germany pretty much the same as Poland, Russia, etc.
            Seems to me U never left the country yourself. By the way
            Israel have the best health care in the world on our dime.
            So is Jordan. I used emergency services in Paris I had a bad fall and broke my wrist. Trip to emergency clinic and having it put a cast, pain medication cost me $195.00 euro, Here it would cost me over a $1000.00 and a long wait.
            Used emergency service in Poland and cost me about $75.00
            (they don’t have Euro but zlote) here a $1000.00+
            Not that I am accident prone but I travel a lot (importer) and I can tell how far back Americans with everything.
            So what is so bad about Socialism?? SS,Medicare, VA, Military here ALL Socialistic programs. Once SS/Medicare get privatized we are done.That’s a cash cow for greedy politicians – steady cash flow into their coffers and nobody is watching.
            Clinton knows- she has been flying around the world and have seeing other cultures, politics and she UNDERSTANDS.- Bernie is a Jew, his parents are Polish Jews from Poland so he was raised in more socialistic environment than most Americans. He never set his nose beyond Vermont and Washington. Didn’t achieve much as A Senator either, he doesn’t communicate who is going to pay for his freebies.
            He doesn’t understand how the system in Europe works. Yes it’s expensive to live in Europe (Switzerland), you pay high taxes almost on everything (VAT) but U get a lot for it because is spread evenly and based on income. You even pay taxes on having 2nd TV. RE is very expensive so people live in small
            apartments (flats) or little house, whatever they can afford, but they don’t have to worry that they lose it all when they get sick and doctors take everything from them.
            So Marco Rubio said that Bernie would be a good President of Sweden shows how ignorant he is in his knowledge of other countires and politics. When he was criticized for that remark he jump to Denmark another Monarchy. Can’t fix Ignorance and stupid. Maybe if he were spend more time voting and meeting other offcials he could learn something.
            Trump doesn’t go anywhere except that marries foreign women for their green card and that’s what he knows. – know nothing except his sons go on Safari killing lions, cheetah, elephants whatever they fancy.
            Cruz and his cowboy boots and cowboy mentality maybe good for Texas as they are stupid enough to vote for the likes of him. They got what they voted for.As a president? Give me a break.
            Christian?? I don’t thing he even seeing inside church.
            Kasich makes only sense in some areas from the whole bunch. Imagine Christie talking to King of Norway or even Elizabeth.

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          4. RED February 6, 2016

            Dear Polana, you either intended your comment for someone else or completely misunderstood mine. My comment was to explain the same thing you said. I’m quite familiar with how effective “socialism” is in other countries and how only idiots are frightened of the word.

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          5. Polana February 7, 2016

            wasn’t 4 u. Stupid scripting again. Can’t get rid of it.

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        2. Buford2k11 February 6, 2016

          the real commies are the Koch boys…oh wait they are Nazis, oh wait….they are John Birchers….oh wait…Sanders will be a very good president…SO will Hillary…it seems there are people out there that don’t know what the meaning of the word “socialist” means…I am a socialist myself, because I believe in our Government…Our Nation is a small “s” socialist nation…we do things together…ever hear the word Community? I live in a rural community…together we pay property taxes for community schools…very commie like, right?…or that road you drive on was built by WHO?….you? oh the community paid a contractor with tax money…very commie like, right…If fear is all you have, I pity you and your family….

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    2. 1standlastword February 5, 2016

      We are an open primary state and I’m tossing it to The Donald because I have the highest possible level of disdain for modern republicans and he is the absolute worst thing going for the image profile of the modern republican party

      I prefer Bernie but I will live with Hillary…her in the WH me at home with my wife who looks better naked…not kidding! LOL!!!

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      1. Paul Bass February 5, 2016

        I hope so! Then again I’m not voting for her on her looks!

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    3. AMADAL February 5, 2016

      What about Kasich? Probably misspelled but he really is the best one of the bunch and that’s saying a lot considering he is a Repuke

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      1. Sand_Cat February 6, 2016

        Kasich is the only one who would likely not be an embarrassment as president. A disaster for the nation, but not an embarrassment. And you did spell it right.
        Unlike John Huntsman – the only 2012 Republican who might have made a decent president – his support is not measured in tenths of a percent. But then, Huntsman might have been a decent president; Kasich just wouldn’t be an embarrassment.

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    4. plc97477 February 6, 2016

      I am for whomever the Dem can win hands down. trump seems the best bet.

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    5. Sand_Cat February 6, 2016

      Cruz always scared me more. Trump is a big talker, but probably not so crazy as he sounds.

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  9. idamag February 5, 2016

    Cliven Bundy: We can boycott beef, especially Nevadans. People will not starve if they cut beef from their diets. Trump: If you have Ann Coulter on your side, you won’t need enemies. Crazy Bauchmann: Quoting from the article – “Per Right Wing Watch-” I think they misspelled that last word. You claim to be a Christian. Christ did not preach hate. In Matthew, His Sermon on the Mount, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called Sons of God.” Linda Harvey, people who are fixated on other people’s private lives should get their noses out of other’s crotches. Live and let live, you nut job. Ted Cruz, your mother voted in Canadian elections. I don’t understand the so-called Christians backing a liar. Hypocrites are they all.

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  10. AMADAL February 5, 2016

    For once I have to agree with the Trump. How stupid are the people of Iowa to vote for an idiot like Cruz. He has only been an American citizen for about 18 months. He refuses to be vetted by the SCOTUS. And he is just one more in a long line of idiots that embarrass the State of Texas–Dubya, Perry, Abbott, and now Cruz. They make it very hard to be the proud Texan I have been all my life

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  11. jakenhyde February 5, 2016

    Cruz’s father is a right wing religious(christian) nut case. Raphael Cruz and his wife are guilty of breaking voting laws in Canada. But that shouldn’t surprise anyone as republicans complain loudly about voter fraud when they’re the ones who commit most of it.
    The Cruzes registered and voted in Alberta when they were not citizens of Canada.

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