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Now is the time at SDA when we juxtapose!

January 22nd, 2016 - Anyone But Him!: Top GOPers Openly Support Donald Trump Over Ted Cruz

March 10th, 2016 - To Stop Trump, GOP Establishment Must Rally to Cruz

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By now it is clear that Marco Rubio's abrupt turn toward mockery and confrontation of Donald Trump was a catastrophic error that turned his campaign, which not long ago led prediction markets, into a laughingstock. Rubio has even conceded his mistake ("if I had to do it again I wouldn't"). Sadly for Rubio, now that his negativity has darkened his once-sunny persona, and rendered him useless as a vehicle for anti-Trump Republicans, the very people who egged him on are now kicking him to the curb.


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Cruz for the win.

I always thought that the claim that they hate Cruz as much as Trump was just total garbage. It was total garbage that was intended to help steer the votes towards Bush. You could also tell how much of the media was bought and paid for simply by seeing who was regurgitating GOP establishment talking points such as that one. Anyone making that claim is/was a GOP establishment shill (eg Graham), or possibly even a Democrat (the journalist linked to above).

When you read the TPM article, you can see they are all talking about whether they think Trump or Cruz will be easy to work with, which in other words means they are worried about feathering their own nests and nothing more. And some people think Trump is the outsider? What a laugh. When they say Trump is more likely to win an election, that is bonkers. Just check out the head-to-head matchup polls on realclearpolitics to see how wrong that is. 60% of the country has an unfavorable view of Trump. The only person Clinton can beat is Trump.

All they are worried about is continuing with their own corrupt sinecures.

Sorry, but Marco is a first-term Senator with shit for brains, as far as I can see. Another Paul Ryan-style appeaser.

Cruz. Start shrinking the system.

Unemployed GS-14's? Tough titty.

Trump will sweep Hillary!
Trump negatives are based on polling of all voters, which include Dems. They are mostly media manipulated, or presentational, ie
#1, crude language,(Trump repeating that someone was a pussy. Trump meant it as someone that was wimpy or soft, The media(and Trump too) put the sexual conation with it, making it a "bad" word. The media did it to slag Trump, Trump did it to get more air time.
#2, evasive with policy, all of them use this tactic during primaries, obama was a specialist at it.
#3, hawking his wears at press conferences, just a rebuttal to Romney and media.
These can all be corrected for the general.

Hillary's negatives are high with Dems themselves, mid 50's to 60%. She's untrustworthy and a liar, Dems think so, Reps know so.

The Establishment on both sides are scared "sh---ess of Cruz derailing the gravey train.
I think President Trump would be interesting but President Cruz could restore sanity to the country

Trump could win Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and possibly Illinois. If he wins 3/4 of those then he could even win N.Y.

BTW, did I mention that Trump isn't a conservative!

The RINO flip flop is standard operating procedure.

By the way, the date links are crossed. January points to Stop Trump and March points to Anyone but him.

I can only surmise that the GOPe promised to take-over Marco's boat payments in exchange for his desperate "two-minute" drill at the end of the game. Unfortunately, he threw a pick-six and lost by a even larger margin than if he had just run the clock out.

You have to understand that "STATES" must be won to become President... Cruz winning Republican States don't help in the General... Michigan, Ohio & Florida have been the KEY for democrats. The Phony NBC/WSJ polls are fake popularity nonsense. Trump has won MA, Michigan & will win NY, NJ, PA and Virginia....Hillary lost Michigan and tied MA to Bernie..(Bad News)
When Trump wins Florida it's all over for the morons

It's the Electoral College that determines the Election, not how Republican you are... Look at the Map & you will see what must be Won


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/Cartogram%E2%80%942012_Electoral_Vote.svg

This started a couple weeks ago with Robert Reich telling Democrats how scary Cruz is. Now we see talking Points Memo and Politico trying to tell Democrats that the GOPe are moving toward Cruz. The left has seen the low turnout to Democrat primaries and caucuses and are trying to scare people into taking part in the voting. That is how they have always worked. They will be fund raising off the fear of Cruz as well.

That would be like saying Hillary for the win. Cruz will not win against Hillary. Trump might. Not a single Democrat or middle of the road person would vote for Cruz.

President Cruz has a nice ring to it. I'll settle for the brash billionaire though if Teddy doesn't get the nom. Although DT is definitely a wild card and I do mean wild. Yikes.

....again - I've said this here before - I live in South Jersey and alot of contractors have been burned by his AC bankruptices. So buyer beware folks. Those stories could hurt him in the general. Just sayin.

Phillip, I totally agree, those NBC, W.Post, CNN polls stating Hillary beating Trump are complete lies, contrived to manipulate.
The CNN poll that came out the Monday before super Tues. said Cruz would beat Hillary at the same time saying Trump would lose to Hillary. All the while Trump gets as many evangelicals votes as Cruz.(most recently Miss.) Trump can win the rust belt states. I say he'll win Ohio next week, and that'll prove it. He'll also be better than Cruz for down ballot voting, despite what the establishment are telling the media.

Cruz is a conservative, Trump is not. Trying to decide whether Trump is politically left or right of Romney? Trump has more style, more charisma, more gravitas, more machismo, more assertiveness, than Romney,,,,but is Trump just to the left,,,or just to the right of Romney?

In that second debate with obama and Romney, I can just imagine Trump there instead of Romney asking Candy Crawly why she has those papers defending Obama regarding the Libyan attacks. Asking how she knew ahead to have them and how much she's been communicating with Axelrod and obama? Declaring it all a setup live on TV, and then walking off stage in protest that the whole debate has been rigged. In reality, Romney froze up and the election was over.

Don't get me wrong... I LOVE Trump. He is what we need right now. I can't help but think Cruz will be more effective. Both are hated. Both will win. I'm a Trump fan, right now. I was an NDP fan during the time of Regan. I'm STILL learning.
I'm thinking either way Conservatives win.

What am I missing?

If Breitbart ran as an option would you still question?

Rubio turned out to be a "Gang of Eight" open borders and amnesty guy. He was elected as the Tea Party candidate and betrayed his base big time. Will the guy from Calgary get the nomination? Can a Canadian be elected president of the U.S.? Probably not, but we'll see.

In the end, I predict the GOP establishment will go with Trump as he can be counted on to focus on "deals" rather than principles. They can't bring themselves to supporting Cruz because he would actually do what he says he would do. The political class couldn't stand up to the squeals as leviathan was threatened and shrunk.

If Paglia can admit she was wrong about Trump, others will too by election day.

"Nevertheless, Trump’s fearless candor and brash energy feel like a great gust of fresh air, sweeping the tedious clichés and constant guilt-tripping of political correctness out to sea. Unlike Hillary Clinton, whose every word and policy statement on the campaign trail are spoon-fed to her by a giant paid staff and army of shadowy advisors, Trump is his own man, with a steely “damn the torpedoes” attitude. He has a swaggering retro machismo that will give hives to the Steinem cabal. He lives large, with the urban flash and bling of a Frank Sinatra. But Trump is a workaholic who doesn’t drink and who has an interesting penchant for sophisticated, strong-willed European women. As for a debasement of the presidency by Trump’s slanging matches about penis size, that sorry process was initiated by a Democrat, Bill Clinton, who chatted about his underwear on TV, let Hollywood pals jump up and down on the bed in the Lincoln Bedroom, and played lewd cigar games with an intern in the White House offices."

http://www.salon.com/2016/03/10/i_was_wrong_about_donald_trump_camille_paglia_on_the_gop_front_runners_refreshing_candor_and_his_impetuousness_too/

Meanwhile Trump, once again, baits the media:

Trump: ‘I think Islam hates us.’

“I think Islam hates us,” Trump told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “There’s something there that — there’s a tremendous hatred there. There’s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There’s an unbelievable hatred of us.” Trump was responding to a question by Cooper about whether he believed the West is at war with Islam. Cooper asked Trump if he was referring to Islam at large or to radical elements within the faith.

“You’re going to have to figure that out,” Trump said. “But there’s a tremendous hatred and we have to be very vigilant, we have to be very careful and we can’t allow people coming into this country who have this hatred of the United States, and of people who are not Muslim. “ Cooper again pressed Trump on whether he was talking about “radical Islam” or “Islam itself.” “It’s radical but it’s very hard to define, it’s very hard to separate because you don’t know who’s who," Trump said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/03/09/trump-i-think-islam-hates-us/

Hook, line and sinker - the usual statist clergy apoplexy:

"Morning Joe" Abruptly Ends Interview Wtih Florida Gov. Rick Scott When He Won't Condemn Trump on Islam."

When the show returned from commercial, host Mika Brzezinski said: "That’s just not what we do on our show." Exactly.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/03/10/joe_scarborough_cuts_off_florida_gov_rick_scott_during_fight_about_trumps_muslim_comments.html


When he's right, he's right. Good for him. Islam IS the problem.

Probably too late for the establishment. Trump will probably win and could very well win the presidency. Hard to say if that's good or bad. He will build the wall and it will be yuuuuuge and it will be the best wall, the greatest wall and it will be terrific but I'm not sure what else. One thing's for sure is that we'll never have to hear from Mitt Romney again.

I don't think Trump can win a general election. Too many people hate him. Last poll had Hilary beating him 51-38 in a wipe-out. And those numbers are not likely to improve, because everybody already knows both Trump and Clinton and so opinions are not likely to change much.
All this talk about Trump getting Democrat votes and so on, maybe there's a few people here and there, but it's small potatoes compared to the visceral dislike of Trump by over 60% of the population.

I think you're 100% wrong. Last poll had Hilary beating Trump 51-38 in a wipe-out. And those numbers are not likely to improve, because everybody already knows both Trump and Clinton very well and so opinions are not likely to change much. In fact, according to the polls (you know, those things where they actually ask people if they'd vote for Trump or not), the only person who cannot beat Hilary Clinton is Trump.

You say "Not a single Democrat or middle of the road person would vote for Cruz." Almost none will vote for Trump either, all this talk about Trump getting Democrats, that is so insignificant it will have almost no impact whatsoever. In fact, I cannot tell you how many people I've heard, both Republican and Democrat, in fact almost the entire population of Canada, saying they think Trump is a lunatic and cannot understand why anyone would vote for him. There are far more of these people in the Republican party than there are Democrats that would vote for Trump.


"If he's the nominee Hillary wins"
So sayth Cruz.
So the democrats are picking the GOP candidate now?
All these polls saying Trump loses to Hillary.
Same polls that showed Trump loses to Jeb?
That visceral dislike of Trump is phoney, manufactured wisdom.
Do enough voters know Trump well enough to really hate him?
Where as even democrats have Hillary's number.
Trump has Highest unfavorables..

These are all the same "realists" who brought us McCain then Romney, colourless dweebs who surrendered to the Progressive Media tag team.
Trump, the showman, will mop the floor with Hillary and her sycophants .
Look how ineffectual the GOP attacks on Trump are, millions spent that only make voters support him more.

The most damaging thing the presstitutes can do to Trump's campaign would be to support him.

There was no poll saying Trump loses to Jeb, in fact there was no head-to-head poll involving the two. Nor was there ever a poll saying Jeb would even come close to winning.

The visceral dislike of Trump is real, his favourability ratings in all general election polls are below 40%, worse than Obama. Even in the Republican party, his favourability ratings are not good. Take a look for yourself: http://www.gallup.com/opinion/polling-matters/188177/trump-image-among-democrats-independents-negative-gop-candidate.aspx

"Do enough voters know Trump well enough to really hate him?"

Are you kidding me? Trump is a celebrity, he has been for years, there is not a person on the planet who does not know him! That's why they gave him his own reality show, which became a big hit, and that made him even more famous than he already was. Have you been living in a cave?

What were his numbers at the beginning of the primaries? Surely those numbers haven't changed since the beginning right? In your strange world a campaign has no impact. So let me ask you this : why do we even have them? Why spend billions campaigning when it has zero affect.

@scf: The link is an old poll. Several of those with favorable ratings are no longer in the race! Rubio's (non)success has (especially) shown just how wrong the poll is. You've got to do better than that if you want to make a point.

Cruz just made a stupid move. Like the self-important writers at 'National Review' magazine, Cruz has come out and said that Trump's supporters are not only angry, but they are LOW INFORMATION voters and NOT that ENGAGED. (Say what???)


http://blogs.cbn.com/thebrodyfile/archive/2016/03/10/brody-file-exclusive-ted-cruz-says-donald-trumps-voters-have.aspx?mobile=false

After spending a fair bit of time with our American friends this winter, I dare say that many will vote for Trump just for one reason only, that if he is elected, he will bring back rule of law, meaning people like Hillary Clinton and other war mongers could very well spend the rest of their lives in prison for crimes they have committed.

After spending a fair bit of time with our American friends this winter, I dare say that many will vote for Trump just for one reason only, that if he is elected, he will bring back rule of law, meaning people like Hillary Clinton and other war mongers could very well spend the rest of their lives in prison for crimes they have committed.

scf, there is two things you don't understand, one pols, two people.

I think Hillary will get the vaudeville hook and get yanked off stage so that Barry and Valerie Jarrett can advance Obama 2.0 with Biden and Elizabeth Warren. The stammering ditherer stammered and dithered too much over the past 7 years and they're not quite done yet. Hillary will be offered two choices: step down for alleged health concerns or the justice department will indict her. She'll choose wisely and fade into history's dust bin. Huma will divorce boner boy and continue to schlep Hillary's chamber pot. Bill Clinton, riddled with std's will become the new MC of the Miss America pageant. He'll be found murdered in a sleazy hotel with his pants around his ankles. Biden will pardon Hillary. Trump will quit before the convention and Jeb Bush will be the brokered candidate choosing Rove as his running mate.

Hey, my guess is as good as any!

Head to head with Trump I believe Hillary is vulnerable. I think he will get her goat in debate. As for the Donald there doesn't seem to be much he has left unsaid. Hillary has had a pretty easy fife and she has baggage.

scf - You should read some other blogs. There are MANY Democrats and Independents who are going to vote for Trump, as they realize Hitlery is a lying, murdering psychopath.

But everyone - EVERYONE - is missing the real story this cycle. 1n 1974, Richard Posner, then a professor at UofChicago, created the 'capture' theory of regulation. In a nutshell, he showed that a regulated industry (think the old monopoly phone system) has 1) the motive, 2) the means, and 3) the opportunity to 'capture' the so-called regulatory body that governs it (think the CRTC).

Look at long distance competition - 3 times the CRTC ordered Bell's competitor shut down; 3 times the Mulroney gov't overruled the decision, and finally had to instruct the CRTC to set up a competitive framework. (I note that in 1980, a ten minute daytime call from Toronto to Vancouver cost $5.60 in 1980 dollars, or about $12 today) Why? Because Bell effectively captured the CRTC. Consider a standard meeting - Bell would show up with a ton of lawyers, accountants, and other experts, all with perfectly detailed charts and presentations. Against them might be some citizens' group, with poorly copied type written handouts (this was before PC's, remember?). After the hearing, the Bell people would invite the CRTC commissioners to lunch or dinner, while the citizens group offered coffee. Bell would argue long, loud, and passionately, as for them millions of dollars were at stake. The citizens' group would make a brief presentation, as they were underpaid, and represented consumers who might lose 10-20 dollars each. In short, Bell's ammunition was concentrated and immense, while the citizens' was diffuse and small. Of course, Bell got what they wanted. We have seen this pattern over and over.

In North America and Western Europe, we have seen the political process 'captured' by the crony capitalists, who have milked the system so their profits continue to increase, while the rest of us live in stagnation. And while I'm the first to articulate this particular explanation, I"m pretty sure most Trump supporters feel it in their gut. Trump is the West's last, best chance to save itself from crony capitalism (which I think might end up destroying the world) by breaking the stranglehold of the 'party elders' to decide who should govern.

Trump - and Sanders - have both been boosted immeasurably by the dis-intermediation offered by Twitspace and Facepalm. They are able to get their messages out without filters, and without spending millions (Trump has spent less than $10 million of his own money so far; Jeb Bush spent over $120 million to achieve.. er.. ). Already, Zuckerberg is talking about changes to his software to remove certain 'offensive posts'; we all know what that means. So, by 2020, that relatively free advertising might no longer be available. You can support the oily, cheating, Goldman-backed Cruz if you want to; I would not.

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