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Why settle with "a little bit of a maniac" with Ted Cruz, when you can get the complete package with Donald Trump?

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Ahhh. Here comes the poop slinging war between Calgary Cruz and DJ Trump. Just when you thought the Republicans couldn't be anymore insane...

...at least Trump has the nod from the Daily Stormer.

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“I don’t think he is qualified to be president,” Trump said on “Fox News Sunday.”

Oh boy, that's rich.

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A little bit of a maniac. Is this a subtle way of asking Cruz onto the ticket as VP?

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It's all premature anyway.

This time 4 years ago we were reading about "Gingrich surges".

Meheheheh...

I guess the GOP establishment are expecting these two to go down in a blaze of their own stupidity before nominating a less insane inmate like Bush or Christie but I think they misunderstood the monster they created.

Either way, bring it on. It's a thing of beauty.

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Trump’s helped his rival GOP candidates by making outrageous comments about women, Mexicans, Muslims, other GOP members, China, among others. He has alienated many Republicans (but certainly not all) by showing he is a narcissistic bully who has no tact. His politically foolish acts have made other GOP candidates with extremist positions, people like Cruz, more appealing to the US right wing.

Cruz voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. Regardless his justification, that vote added to his saber-rattling (another chicken-hawk who ‘regretted’ not serving in the military) and 1950’s outlook make him another scary Republican. Trump has made an extremist Christian like Cruz look sensible in comparison.

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It's very entertaining that Trump now thinks it's okay that Cruz was born in Canada.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trump-flip-flops-canada-born-ted-cruzs/story?id=33637878

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I think Cruz uses Vitalis in his hair and smells like Old Spice.

I think Trump's hair smells like a wet beaver pelt.

I think Christie smells like fried chicken and sweat.

I think Rubio smells like melting plastic.

I think Rand smells like olive oil and Clearasil.

I think Hillary smells like... Oh, never mind.

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Trump's political strategy of ranting and raving has come back to haunt him. Calling out other candidates for the same behavior now sound feeble.

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Trump is the maniac, molded right after that maniac from the last century. It's frightening that people can actually fall for this crap again.

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Flip side of the same coin.

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The establishment is becoming more and more worried. Trump will win. Without question he is the strongest on economics. Security, Economics and snuffing out the corruption are the most important issues for the next election.

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Regardless of whether one likes or dislikes Rafael (Ted) Edward Cruz, he is not eligible to serve as President of the United States of America(POTUS) because he was not born in the USA. He was born in Canada (his father was from Cuba and his mother from the USA) and became what is called a naturalized U.S. citizen. As a naturalized U.S. citizen, he is eligible to serve in the United States Senate.

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Cruz doesn't qualify? Gol durn it, hurry up and change the constitution for that good ol boy from Texas.

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Unless his mother renounced her American citizenship to become a naturalized Canadian before he was born, which there is no evidence she did, then by virtue of being born to an American mother and having her citizenship at birth Ted has always been an American citizen. What is legally murky is the status of presidents with duel citizenship and whether both parents needed to be citizens at birth for him to be considered natural born.

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I'd be surprised if Cruz overtook Trump: he is a Senator and has achieved nothing and constantly whines like a little girl. I'm completely against the comical GOP but I'd say Trump is a stronger man than Cruz and Jeb and the rest of the sheep flock

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Well, here’s just my take;

Trump is a somewhat competent businessman and an ingenious entertainer. I can’t think of any other celebrity that has managed to capture the media for such as extended period of time as Trump has done so far with his faux Presidential run. It’s brilliant public relations and promotion. Just imagine how much it would have cost him in fees to have most TV networks, newspapers and websites run articles about him for the past nine months. In terms of name-recognition for his next TV show, book, or other hustle, he’s set.

Cruz is the 21st Century reincarnation of Joe McCarthy – the accusations, the arrogant manner, the “us” against “them”……. What’s unique about Cruz is that other than his father, most everyone else that knows him hates him. None of his Senate colleagues can stand him – and his own Republicans hate him more than the opposition Democrats. He is the righteous “Divider” – claiming to be the leader of the true believers – fortunately for most Americans those that share his extremist beliefs are in the minority.

Neither of these two should be let anywhere near the Oval Office.

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@Lizz, duel is a swordfight or shootout. Dual or double is the word you want, like former congress woman Michelle Bachmann trying to get a Swedish passport in the waning months of her term.

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“I don’t think he (Texas Senator Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz) has the right temperament. I don’t think he’s got the right judgment. When you look at the way he has dealt with the Senate, where he goes in there like a, you know, frankly, like a little bit of a maniac - you are never going to get things done that way.” - Donald J. Trump, American television personality

Goes to prove, nobody is as mad about Donald J. Trump as Donald J. Trump is mad about Donald J. Trump!

Except those Americans who are mad about Donald J. Trump.

Well, except for the "American Losers" that Donald J. Trump complained about when he mentioned, as a simple truth, the rapist and murderers the Mexicans were and the bleeding Women who were so mean to him and the Muslims, who, he's really, really smart about, but still, he's a "great friend of the blacks". Which is really, really nice. (Did you know Donald J. Trump is really, really smart?)

USA! USA! USA!

So, what should the sheeple of the GOP Sheeple-Shia-Tea really think about anything they really think about?

Lucky for Americans, Donald J. Trump is again as clear as mudslinging about Texas Senator Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz. (Who isn't an American American, by the way, and his mother country just welcomed the women and children of that other country who the sheeple of the Sheeple-Shia-Tea and television personality Donald J. Trump just forbade from entry into the States to make America Great Again) . . . so many twists and turns!

GOD! It's so exciting!

Golly! Looks like the "big tent" of the Republican Party is just about ready to explode that truth rocket ship to the White House Donald J. Trump is driving all the way to the White House some four hundred days from now all over the faces of the Republicans who are so ready to put a foreigner into the White House that Donald J. Trump is dictating foreign policy from four hundred days from his inauguration!

WOW! That GOP Shia-Tea Sheeple thing is so exciting for everyone! (Who's on first?)

Did you know Donald J. Trump is really, really smart? And Texas Senator Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz is from Canada?

And the Canadians are using pot recreationally and their Government is looking after the Citizens of Canada!?

And they, the Canadians, are letting women and children in their country from a foreign country?

Think About IT Sheeple! This is what the establishment strongman media cabal is hiding.

Lucky you! You read JT! (Only four hundred days left before Donald J. Trump, American television personality, straitens everyone out, that'll be nice.)

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In honor of my friend @realDonaldTrump and good-hearted #Maniacs everywhere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NjbGr2nk2c …

LOL. Like a matador handles a bull.

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and the Muslims, who, he's really, really smart about, but still, he's a "great friend of the blacks". Which is really, really nice.

LoL. Mr. GOP Shia-tea, what do muslims have to do with blacks? Sheeple GOP, you say? Anything but. We're the few, the proud. But you know what they say: "its the quality not the quantity" of the people.

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HERE Comes trouble Dec. 14, 2015 - 09:19AM JST, yuk, yuk, yuk

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Heh, it's funny watching the vipers start attacking each other. Pass the popcorn.

And Carson has dropped well in the polls - I guess people started realizing he's not smart enough to differentiate fiction from reality, and that is not a quality that people want in a president.

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The establishment is becoming more and more worried. Trump will win. Without question he is the strongest on economics. Security, Economics and snuffing out the corruption are the most important issues for the next election.

The funny thing is, liberals with all they ad hominem attacks and all the vitriol they spew, there is a great possibility that Trump COULD win this and if that happened, the Democrats would scurry like cockroaches back under the cabinet where they belong. But they believe what they want and if they want to support a flawed candidate like Clinton, go right ahead.

Ahhh. Here comes the poop slinging war between Calgary Cruz and DJ Trump. Just when you thought the Republicans couldn't be anymore insane...

Believe me when I tell you, after 7 years of this president, we have all grown to becoming insane.

Trump’s helped his rival GOP candidates by making outrageous comments about women, Mexicans, Muslims, other GOP members, China, among others. He has alienated many Republicans (but certainly not all) by showing he is a narcissistic bully who has no tact.

He's no more of a bully than Obama, the difference is, Obama does it in a gentlemanly way. But a bully nonetheless.

His politically foolish acts have made other GOP candidates with extremist positions, people like Cruz, more appealing to the US right wing.

As Hillary's constant flip flopping to the far left.

Cruz voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. Regardless his justification, that vote added to his saber-rattling (another chicken-hawk who ‘regretted’ not serving in the military)

Did Obama serve?

and 1950’s outlook make him another scary Republican. Trump has made an extremist Christian like Cruz look sensible in comparison.

Which he is.

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Mean while the Democrats are settling down and preparing to the elections.....

Only by that, we should be able to know which party and future presidential candidate will be more prepared and ready to administrate the US.

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You start with this:

liberals with all they ad hominem attacks

Then follow it with an ad hominem attack: He's no more of a bully than Obama, the difference is, Obama does it in a gentlemanly way. But a bully nonetheless.

For a guy who whines about ad hominem attacks all the time, you sure seem to spout a lot of them.

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Strangerland and bass4funk, please do not address each other any further on this thread since all you are doing is bickering (as usual).

Just following the liberal playbook.

If you always doing it, then it's your playbook.

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Trump’s helped his rival GOP candidates by making outrageous comments about women, Mexicans, Muslims, other GOP members, China, among others. He has alienated many Republicans (but certainly not all) by showing he is a narcissistic bully who has no tact.

@Bass He's no more of a bully than Obama, the difference is, Obama does it in a gentlemanly way. But a bully nonetheless.

Thank you for reading my post and re-posting it. Can you offer something more to the discussion beyond 'I know you are, but what am I?'

@Bass Cruz voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. Regardless his justification, that vote added to his saber-rattling (another chicken-hawk who ‘regretted’ not serving in the military)

Thank you for reading and re-posting this, too. Judging by your 'I know you are but what am I' response, I assume you approve of Cruz being another chicken hawk sabre-rattler. You've previously posted you're willing to die for your country. Have you volunteered your services?

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"...funny thing is, liberals with all they ad hominem attacks and all the vitriol they spew, there is a great possibility that Trump COULD win this and if that happened, the Democrats would scurry like cockroaches back under the cabinet where they belong."

So, comparing democrats to 'cockroaches' is raising the level of the debate above ad hominems?

Language like 'rats' or 'cockroaches' stinks of exterminationist regimes. What's your response? Just doing what the extreme libs do? Monkey see, monkey do?

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It is funny to watch him speak as if he's above 'libs', while fully embracing the virtues he criticizes. He apparently doesn't realize that he is also criticizing himself with those criticisms.

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One is a loud maniac, the other one is less shrill. Can anyone guess which one is which? Oh never mind, they're both maniacs.

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If Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal is dopey and Texas Senator Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz is a maniac, Mexicans are rapists and Americans are Losers, where, in all seriousness, does the Donald J. Trump, American television personality, go with the campaign?

Pounding sand is fun, but is that really what Republicans want? (Sure, most would say that IS their 'Brand')

It would seem like Trump has added so much hominem to his rich and contemptuous broth, (that is Trump Stew, of course), only a full on chowder head can stomach more Trump. Or is it one can never have enough Trump?

(Thank goodness he got everyone off the NRA's back, after that Cali slaughter, that was worth whatever they are paying him.)

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I'm excited about America learning about Ted Cruz. Moderates will be justifiably horrified.

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liberals with all they ad hominem attacks and all the vitriol they spew

When you support

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Short of physically attacking his fellow candidates or throwing his faeces at them, it's hard to imagine Trump has much left in his trick bag. Stick a fork in him.

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Short of physically attacking his fellow candidates or throwing his faeces at them, it's hard to imagine Trump has much left in his trick bag. Stick a fork in him.

I think you underestimate him. Still lots of groups to hate.

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Trump COULD win this and if that happened, the Democrats would scurry like cockroaches back under the cabinet where they belong.

Yeah, bass funk uses the exact same language as the Nazis did. And let us consider what IS a LIBERAL? A liberal is a someone who is tolerant, open-minded, looking forward to progress, and making sure that there is a level playing field. A liberal wants safe food, safe roads, and regulations that protect the common good.

Anyhow, Cruz is a Christian dominionist! He believes that he will be the ONE to put into reality, God's plan. (Kind of like the ISIS). Jews will have a chance to "repent" or be put to the sword. This might be before or after he gets to everyone else he doesn't like.

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Short of physically attacking his fellow candidates or throwing his faeces at them, it's hard to imagine Trump has much left in his trick bag.

Regarding Cruz, he's got a lot of arrows left. He tentatively shot first at Cruz a few days ago when he mentioned that "not a lot of evangelicals come out of Cuba.” This might signal future attacks on both Ted and is father, Rafael Cruz - a real piece of work. So he's got two avenues: one on the horrendous nature of Cruz' behavior in the Senate, and the other with Cruz' family background. The latter will be a bit tricky; he'll have to be sensitive to Christian beliefs. Still, his remarks the other day may indicate he intends to have a go.

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bass, I think you need to check your Siri, she seems to have gone haywire and is posting incoherent rants instead of your usual well-reasoned, balanced, non-partisan comments

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The racists in the lunatic wing of the GOP crack me up going from Birthers to defending Calgary Cruz's run for president. Some of them are right here on this thread.

It's the most beautiful ugliness I've ever witnessed.

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If this is how the are behaving now, neither of them is fit for office!

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No, Siri is working fine my dear. Just making sure you guys are aware of what the meaning of true liberalism is.

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The racists in the lunatic wing of the GOP crack me up going from Birthers to defending Calgary Cruz's run for president. Some of them are right here on this thread.

It's fairly straightforward logic really. In their 'logic', if the candidate is democratic and foreign born, it's not allowed, but if they are republican and foreign born, it's all good.

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Stick a fork in him. . . . And let us consider what IS a LIBERAL? - comments

Donald J. Trump, 'stick a fork' in him: let us consider.

That weird orange color and the angry bloat (looks done a bit), someone said something about Oompa Loompas, but that would be a really big Oompa Loompa.

After the chuckle, the impression isn't lost on any normal observer. The consistent attacks, 'dopey' this, 'maniac' that and this from someone who then praises himself in the manner of a third rate salesman begging for a job at Starbucks as a barista.

Add then the exaltation some lavish on this very odd person. One could think there are two Donald J. Trumps, one barista wanna be and one Oompa Loompa, but neither anything like admirable, intelligent or trustworthy.

If character counts to the American Citizen? What character has Donald J. Trump pounded out for anyone to see?

Sure, sure, the fans love those pieces of bait, but consider further, these are the fans who so hate the idea of a "Liberal" the term has lost all meaning for them and is little more than a curse word.

Generically considered however, Liberal means someone open to new behavior or opinions and concerned mainly with broadening general knowledge and experience. Gods save Americans from that, really. How horrible, (sure, sure, read before)

What a terrible thing these Liberals be. yar (pirates' yar)

So, readers here do think about the weird dodges and feigned contempt posted, but apply these few ideas to Donald J. Trump's persona that HE has crafted for public consumption: consistent complains of everyone, manic performances and berating nearly every one and thing.

Senator Cruz is a maniac. Americans are Losers, on and on. It's like a one Trump pony. World weary, hair worn and cranky. Is that what Americans really see as their future? As a President?

Some young Americans, and some old, aren't really as stupid as Trump would have them and frankly neither are they as scared or angry.

They work, do their best in the worst economy GW Bush created since the great depression, (That is actually supported by facts, sure, sure, the cranky Trump-luddites, it's all President Obama's fault, ok, we seem to remember that tiresome bit, was it said the last ten thousand posts?)

So, between the stick the fork and contempt, who does the chronic Donald J. Trump actually carry along in his angry little boat?

Trump serves as worst than a Sarah Palin in breaking the brand 'Republican', stupid is stupid, Trump isn't. So who has he designed his stage show for?

The answers are here in so many posts. Posts that define Trump, his fans and no one of any significance or merit.

Is this really weird, angry, orange barista the next best President? Is that what Americans want? Really?

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It's fairly straightforward logic really. In their 'logic', if the candidate is democratic and foreign born, it's not allowed, but if they are republican and foreign born, it's all good.

Please don't forget the half Kenyan angle. They are after all racists.

Trump has afterall the nod from America's neo-Nazi's.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Daily_Stormer

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Trump calling someone else a maniac? Is he even aware of how comical that is? Seriously, why would any sane person vote for these nutjobs? I still remember Regan joking about bombing Russia... do you have to be mad to be a Republican president?

Look at the recent ones - Regan: sends US troops into a British Commonwealth country to bring about regime change. George Bush sought regime change in Iraq (wanting to invade Iraq after the Allied forces chased them out of Kuwait) . George Dubya brought about regime change in Iraq (finishing the job his daddy started). Now we have the biggest loony of them all vying for the hot seat. His forerunners were warmongers, but at least they seemed partially sane - Trump is just off his rocker. He wants to build a wall to keep Mexicans out (who he sees as spongers, drug runners and rapists), prevent Muslims entering the country (not all Muslims are terrorists, and not all are from the middle east)... and he takes the mick out of handicapped people, insults women and wants to date his own daughter.

You vote for that loon then you better be prepared for one heck of a ride, America.

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Trump has after all the nod from America's neo-Nazi's. - comments

Could that have a quote and source? Too significant for a political party that courts out brothers in Israel. The link doesn't detail the claim without a specific endorsement. And if it is so, Trump would have to answer for it by rejecting a Nazi anything to keep his skirts clean.

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Could that have a quote and source?

If I could be bothered to remove the parental controls from my wifi, yes.

Google it.

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Ted Cruz is a bit of a maniac. If I were stranded on a desert island with someone, I'd prefer Trump over Cruz.

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Ted Cruz is a bit of a maniac. If I were stranded on a desert island with someone, I'd prefer Trump over Cruz.

I'd take my chances with the sharks...

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At least with Trump you know what you get. Cruz is pure slime who is despised by many in his own party. If he had his way we'd be living under a Christian theocracy.

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Please don't forget the half Kenyan angle. They are after all racists.

Who exactly?

Trump has afterall the nod from America's neo-Nazi's.

I don't like Nazi's, but I'll say this, with the current situation that we have, open porous borders, illegal immigration problems, a president that doesn't care what the people want that elected him, forced acceptance of Syrian refugees that we NOW will have ISIS members mixed with these people. Obama straining race relations all the way back to the 1950s, the constant attack and barrage against Whites, the preferential treatment of minorities for the pure sake of being PC and based solely on race and being attacked for even questioning the fairness of it is abhorrent. Sad, though it may be, that's probably why the Neo-Nazi's like him so much. Just some food for thought.

If character counts to the American Citizen? What character has Donald J. Trump pounded out for anyone to see?

A man that is direct and could give a fig about being PC. Love him or hate him, the man keeps rising in the polls.

At least with Trump you know what you get. Cruz is pure slime who is despised by many in his own party. If he had his way we'd be living under a Christian theocracy

That is just pure nonsense. But I'll say this, if he did becom the president and quoted scriptures from the bible that calls for loving thy fellow man, that would be a good thing.

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bass: that we NOW will have ISIS members mixed with these people.

Why? Getting in the the US as a refugee is the most difficult way to enter the country. It would be like a criminal passing up the gun show and private sales and walking into a gun shop to buy a gun...because he doesn't want a background check. Trump's proposal has been to ban Muslims, Cruz's is the same but worded differently (Christians only). Which one do you support?

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@Bass the constant attack and barrage against Whites,

Kindly provide one specific example of "the constant attack and barrage against Whites" (sic).

@Bass the man keeps rising in the polls.

I thought Cruz was leading in Iowa.

@Bass being PC

By being PC, do you mean not making bigoted attacks on a person's race, nation of origin, religion, sexuality, gender, physical challenges, etc.?

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Why? Getting in the the US as a refugee is the most difficult way to enter the country.

Not if Obama has his way.

It would be like a criminal passing up the gun show and private sales and walking into a gun shop to buy a gun...because he doesn't want a background check.

"Race, Bush and guns" that's what you liberals are all about and that's the ONLY thing that will keep the liberal grass roots where they are, which is fine by me. Keep playing that sad song, most people have already fallen asleep.

Trump's proposal has been to ban Muslims,

He clarified that statement, not all Muslims, refugees-yes, we should. American Muslims, of course.

Cruz's is the same but worded differently (Christians only). Which one do you support.

Of course, I support bring the Chrisitan or even the Yazidi minorities in, because they are the ones being slaughtered and wiped out.

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It's AMAZING how quickly this "moderator" (weirdo) flags comments from "liberals" calling out conservative HATE speech, but when conservatives refer to liberals as cockroaches, why THAT is just A-OK. This "rag" has to get a moderator with a brain.

"> Trump COULD win this and if that happened, the Democrats would scurry like cockroaches back under the cabinet where they belong.

Yeah, bass funk uses the exact same language as the Nazis did. And let us consider what IS a LIBERAL? A liberal is a someone who is tolerant, open-minded, looking forward to progress, and making sure that there is a level playing field. A liberal wants safe food, safe roads, and regulations that protect the common good.

Anyhow, Cruz is a Christian dominionist! He believes that he will be the ONE to put into reality, God's plan. (Kind of like the ISIS). Jews will have a chance to "repent" or be put to the sword. This might be before or after he gets to everyone else he doesn't like."

Moderator: "This rag?" The best way to improve the level of discussion is to remove the drivel you post.

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I don't like Nazi's, but...

Oh dear.

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I read these comments and most of them mimic Trump, If you don't like it insult it. Not constructive at all.

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I think it's more about anger, amazement, shock and awe that Trump could possibly win the presidency. And the left are just beside themselves how could this happen and what can they do to stop his rise and nothing they throw at him will stick, so the other natural recourse to take is to sling mud and insults as a way to release their anger and frustration.

Futile.....

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"He's a maniac, maniac on the stump... and he's polling like he's never polled before!"

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@bass

You are one scary critter.

I don't like Nazi's, but I'll say this, with the current situation that we have, open porous borders, illegal immigration problems, a president that doesn't care what the people want that elected him, forced acceptance of Syrian refugees that we NOW will have ISIS members mixed with these people. Obama straining race relations all the way back to the 1950s, the constant attack and barrage against Whites, the preferential treatment of minorities for the pure sake of being PC and based solely on race and being attacked for even questioning the fairness of it is abhorrent. Sad, though it may be, that's probably why the Neo-Nazi's like him so much. Just some food for thought.

In other words, Obama being antithetical to fascism is what made fascism fashionable in America. It had nothing to do with Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, the Tea Party, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, the American Family Association, the American Legislative Exchange Council, and on and on. It all comes down to an open-minded, compassionate, wise, thinking man who has a relatively inclusive vision for America (i.e. PC, ooh dirty word!). I guess that's what brought the Neo-Nazis out of the woodwork. They just can't stand the truth. And that's the truth.

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A liberal is a someone who is tolerant, open-minded, looking forward to progress, and making sure that there is a level playing field.

Sounds about right, but it certainly doesn't describe the typical American "liberal."

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"But I'll say this, if he did becom the president and quoted scriptures from the bible that calls for loving thy fellow man, that would be a good thing."

How about if he quoted from scripture calling for turning the other cheek, not repaying evil with evil and giving all you have to the poor?

No good? Paisley/peppermint/unicorn/pacifist/lib/socialist/vegan/ROFL? I know you hate hypocrisy and I'm sure you wouldn't tolerate it from anyone else, including devout Christian Republicans.

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Superlib: Why? Getting in the the US as a refugee is the most difficult way to enter the country.

bass: Not if Obama has his way.

Attempts to try to engage with you in a meaningful way are met with sabotage. At this point you're just looking to fill some kind of endless need for attention.

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But I'll say this, if he did becom the president and quoted scriptures from the bible that calls for loving thy fellow man, that would be a good thing.

Even Syrians, Bass?

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Trump is just off his rocker. He wants to build a wall to keep Mexicans out (who he sees as spongers, drug runners and rapists), prevent Muslims entering the country (not all Muslims are terrorists, and not all are from the middle east)... and he takes the mick out of handicapped people, insults women and wants to date his own daughter.

And let's not forget that for a man who says "But. I. Don't. Care" about criticism, he's actually a big, whiny baby about it. Scottish politicians suggest banning him from the UK under hate crime laws and he bleats that they should be thanking him for all he's done for Scotland, i.e. build a tacky, vulgar golf course for vulgar, neuveau riche oiks like himself. Forget quoting scriptures from the Bible, if elected President he'll spend a lot more time whining about how everyone's so mean to him.

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Obama straining race relations all the way back to the 1950s, the constant attack and barrage against Whites

For a guy who whines about 'libs lying', it sure seems to come easy to you. Obama hasn't even made one attack against whites, much less a constant barrage.

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How about if he quoted from scripture calling for turning the other cheek, not repaying evil with evil and giving all you have to the poor?

Then that would make him a socialist, he's not a Democrat, come on now....

No good? Paisley/peppermint/unicorn/pacifist/lib/socialist/vegan/ROFL?

Exactly. LOL

I know you hate hypocrisy

I really do.

and I'm sure you wouldn't tolerate it from anyone else, including devout Christian Republicans.

Pretty much

Even Syrians, Bass?

Of course, that doesn't mean, you have to let them in. We can send them all the food and aid they need or build a facility outside of the city to house them, take our time at vetting these people properly before letting them in.

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How about the candidates talk about issues? What an idea?

Name calling is immature. I expect my President to be more mature than a 6 year old child .... Mr. Trump.

Don't know much about Mr. Cruz - scanned his list of accomplishments and I disagree with many of them, so he isn't likely to be my favorite candidate.

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“I don’t think he is qualified to be president,” Trump said on “Fox News Sunday.”

Pot. Kettle. Black.

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So, how long will it take for any of you vote for "NONE OF THE ABOVE"?

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But definetly better than Hillary for sure! And once Obama is out of here, we can all try to restart to bring the races back together and start the healing process.

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And once Obama is out of here, we can all try to restart to bring the races back together and start the healing process.

Not if the President is a Republican, we won't.

"The United States has become a dumping ground for everybody else's problems. When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us (sic). They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people. These "problems" are "coming from more than Mexico. It's coming from all over South and Latin America, and it's coming probably, probably, from the Middle East."

Donald Trump during his announcement that he is running for President - June 16, 2015
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Not if the President is a Republican, we won't.

Of course we would, but not with Trump. Hillary is just as bad and racially divisive as Obama is. The country is in complete shambles, we have one of the worst presidents ever in US history overseeing a sluggish economy that's not even running on 2% and this nut wants to focus primarily on the Climate only. January 2017 can't come soon enough.

"The United States has become a dumping ground for everybody else's problems. When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us (sic). They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people. These "problems" are "coming from more than Mexico. It's coming from all over South and Latin America, and it's coming probably, probably, from the Middle East.

I never said, I was looking forward to a Trump presidency.

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I think it's more about anger, amazement, shock and awe that Trump could possibly win the presidency. - comments

(And nothing to do with content, crudity and international condemnation, ok, sure, sure, right as always)

"Shock and awe that Trump could possibly win the presidency" seems poor salesmanship considering the dolt those concepts are attached to.

Republican'ts seem so completely delusional in their beliefs and protests it is very easy to see how a bigot has them so incredibly proud of the complete lack of any decency this buffoon courts them with. (Is that a family value thing?)

Again, the amazingly vapid acceptance and promotion of what the rest of the world sees as mental incompetence apparently defines the Republican fan base, but they are proud and very noisy about it. (Will Trump just get to the point in the campaign where he just shouts f you over and over?)

Can Trump, or Cruz sustain hate for four hundred days to the next inauguration? Why not? A thirty years history isn't a mistake, it's an illness.

Is there a twelve step for Republican'ts, that might require first admitting there is a problem. So, no.

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Is there a twelve step for Republican'ts, that might require first admitting there is a problem. So, no

The autopsy for the "party of stupid" is a good place to start. Time for round 3?

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"Shock and awe that Trump could possibly win the presidency" seems poor salesmanship considering the dolt those concepts are attached to.

I agree and that's what's scary. Trump as well as Obama both have big mouths, they both have the biggest egos and they both are in love with themselves, but that's where the comparison ends. Trump as offish as he is means pretty much what he says, but Obama will lie like a kid that stole something and is on his way to Juvi.

Republican'ts seem so completely delusional in their beliefs and protests it is very easy to see how a bigot has them so incredibly proud of the complete lack of any decency this buffoon courts them with. (Is that a family value thing?)

But when you say bigots, please elaborate how the Dems, in particular Obama pits the races against one another? If I had a son, he would look like Treyvon? What the heck was he implying? I dunno.... He stepped on a big one that time. But this coward knows no bounds, he is indeed THE Tyrannical leader of the nation. I'm still waiting for our military to learn how to "goose step" in parades.

Again, the amazingly vapid acceptance and promotion of what the rest of the world sees as mental incompetence apparently defines the Republican fan base, but they are proud and very noisy about it. (Will Trump just get to the point in the campaign where he just shouts f you over and over?)

We've been having that for 7 years a big F*** you, so I think the people are a bit desensitized at this point now.

Can Trump, or Cruz sustain hate for four hundred days to the next inauguration? Why not? A thirty years history isn't a mistake, it's an illness.

I think the real test will be can we make it with our lying president 329 more days and make through the next inauguration which is almost mentally therapeutic.

Is there a twelve step for Republican'ts, that might require first admitting there is a problem. So, no.

And if Trump were to become president and if he is that bad, well, we'll have to deal with him for another 4 to 8 more years.

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Unless his mother renounced her American citizenship to become a naturalized Canadian before he was born, which there is no evidence she did, then by virtue of being born to an American mother and having her citizenship at birth Ted has always been an American citizen

Wrong. When born outside the US, the burden is to establish your citizenship. It is not presumed.

Cruz has to prove that his mother maintained her citizenship.

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Both of those men also dominate Politifact's dishonesty rankings of all candidates:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/13/opinion/campaign-stops/all-politicians-lie-some-lie-more-than-others.html?_r=0

If you browse the list you can see the foundation the GOP is built on.

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South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, branded him (television personality, Donald J. Trump) a "race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot" who could "go to hell." Some Republican officials and right-leaning analysts have even suggested that the man leading the GOP polls displays fascist tendencies

source: http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/14/politics/donald-trump-republican-party-history/index.html

Trump's core are the angry, ignorant and the irresponsible hooligans who think their tiny numbers and rippling biceps of bigotry will somehow over turn the far greater majority of Americans who graduated high school and find them comically stupid and sad little bigots.

(Obviously, their tiny percentage pales at the 70% of college educated Republicans who see Trump and his campaign for what it is as shown in the quote above.)

Trump's attack on Cruz is accurate, (he really is a nutty guy), but what it shows is not how frightened Democrats are of Trump, but how incredibly stupid his fan base is.

Basic math (few of Trump-luddites mastered in the fifth grade) tells them their tiny hateful racism is the dawning of American Greatness when in fact, it is the death wail of a demographic that hasn't the sense or resources to understand global changes and rely then on Trump's ignorant racism (read Trump's seven year, never abandoned, "Birther Campaign").

The world isn't surprised too much, only dismayed a craven condescending blowhard with a Messianic complex has the attention of gun toting troglodytes.

The Sheeple of the Shia-Tea are a constant source of political Punch and Judy and sadly they will be angry for the rest of their miserable little lives.

Evolution is cruel. That's why they hate science so much, she is a disinterested mistress.

And more than anything else, the ignorant crave attention, and that is what Trump gives them to line his pockets just as he always has, they're just too stupid to remember who Trump is.

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And once Obama is out of here, we can all try to restart to bring the races back together and start the healing process.

Thanks for the laugh! That really is a good one!

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kcjapan

Great post!

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Thanks for the laugh! That really is a good one!

Haha I agree. After the next election, America is really screwed. The winner will either be:

Hillary: Oh my god a woman? The only thing that's worse is a black man

Sanders: Oh my god a socialist? The country is doomed

Republican: Let's double down on destroying the values our nation was built on, and making the rich richer

No matter which way you cut it, the Republicans are going to ruin the country after the next election.

Just look at what we have now - Bass makes an entirely unfounded comment that Obama has been putting out a constant barrage of attacks against whites. Even though this is 100% incorrect, and he is unable to back it up with even a single quote of Obama attacking whites, he actually believes it to be the truth. If the bubble can make up lies like this about the current president, they'll keep on making up lies about future presidents, whether they are negative lies against a Democratic president or lies making a republican president look better.

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No matter which way you cut it, the Republicans are going to ruin the country after the next election. - comments

The only counter to this fear is looking at the absolute disaster George W, Bush brought upon the American People. The GOP came as close as anyone in history to undoing the States and they are not yet out of the woods.

Even with the eight following years of obstruction and wholesale hostility the GOP Shia-Tea forced on the elderly, teachers and those upended in the Bush maelstrom, what secret weapon of destruction can the Republicans further break their brand of Republican'ts?

Some would likely answer Trump or Cruz and not have need of strong argument but only observation.

The States is still a Democracy and very few are interested in sending their children off to another Republican War of profiteers in the Deserts of the Middle East.

Perhaps the ugliest threat domestically is the cuckoo religiosity present in more than a few of their candidates. Not that there is no reason to worry.

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I think the real test will be can we make it with our lying president 329 more days and make through the next inauguration which is almost mentally therapeutic.

"Mentally therapeutic." Sounds good, but why wait until then? Don't you know any good psychiatrists?

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Don't you know any good psychiatrists? . . . that's just for people with disorders of the mind, like Trump and Cruz.

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Don't you know any good psychiatrists? . . . that's just for people with disorders of the mind, like Trump and Cruz.

The Obama presidency has left some people deranged, apparently, and in need of psychiatric help - or for their psychiatrists to increase their medication, as the case may be. Glancing at some of the posts here I can well believe that.

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I'm constantly amazed at some people's belief that everything wrong with the country is the fault of the current President. Despite YEARS of obstruction by Congress, the President is apparently the cause of EVERYTHING that is wrong with the world, LOL. Whatever. Believe what you like because like any other religion it's based entirely on belief with no facts.

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I'm constantly amazed at some people's belief

Never underestimate the depravity of Republican party, movement conservatism, and religious bigotry.

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These are the same people who charged two wars on the country credit card, then blamed the guy who was president for the bills when they came in.

It's kind of like how so many of them hate that the president is black, so they blame him for the increase in racism because if he wasn't black, they wouldn't be racist.

There's not rationality behind it. Only 'let's blame the president for absolutely everything'.

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Well, I totally get that there are people who are strongly critical of the current administration and strongly feel someone else could do a better job - I tend to find democrat politicians a bit underwhelming, personally. But all they seem to do is go on and on and on about it, saying the same things over and over again. Quite frankly I'd find it boring to read even if I were a conservative myself - and probably also a bit embarrassing.

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Not American but I find fair amount of US political threads here. Ually Skip as other countries politics are boring and have little to none effect on my life and country.

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Not American but I find fair amount of US political threads here. Ually Skip as other countries politics are boring and have little to none effect on my life and country.

Yes, there's a fair chance you might find a few US political articles here, what with this being the "WORLD" section of the site and a US election coming up. They always seem to draw a bit of attention for some reason, can't think why... oh, wait. World's biggest economy and most powerful, influential nation... you know, I think that might have something to do with it.

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When born outside the US, the burden is to establish your citizenship. It is not presumed.

It is presumed by the tax authorities. That's why so many Canadians with USA heritage are upset these days.

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Trump calls Cruz a maniac, now he's calling Jeb Bush "dumb as a rock" and Bush is calling him a jerk.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/19/jeb-bush-donald-trump-jerk-new-hampshire

Pretty mature, classy stuff, isn't it.

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Imagine... Mr. Obama during his campaigns. He did not say anything meaningful but made a lot of promises that were idealistic and vague with "change" as a theme. His campaign activities in ads and in his rhetoric did just as much or worse character assassinations. So at this stage of the US political campaigning, nothing is really a surprise.

The main difference here is that the "issues" and the "character" of the candidates are being presented openly and frankly with no doubt as to where each person "stands" and "is willing" to do. That is a "good" part of Mr. Trump that "forces" others to express their thoughts and opinions. That is what is needed to "allow" people to think openly and honestly about the issues and "choose" the candidate that most closely reflect their thoughts and not the politically correct or idealistic candidate that feeds "dreams" and "hopes". His rhetoric forces people to think of and come up with realistic and practical paths and processes to get can get the kind of solutions that makes sense and get meaningful results.

Mr. trump is not proposing a solution as much as giving topics in the form of somewhat high handed and dramatic proposals for consideration but with room for people to think and come up with even better ones. For that he is getting the "attention" of not only the people in the US but the entire world.

So calling people as maniacs or ugly is really not an issue during campaigns. It has been done before by the very President we have in office today. In some sense, out President had worse accusations against other candidates using the media to that work for him.

It is better to stay away from "judgements" till the "real" candidate is selected and see how he/she campaigns against the Democratic candidate.

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"Jeb Bush was at 6%"

What's up with that?

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All politicians worldwide are clowns, but you've outclowned yourself this time, America. Floppy shoes and red noses all around.

There will be no winners next election.

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