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In dramatic reversal, Cruz to vote for Trump

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Cruz, the man with no principles, no integrity, no backbone to stand fast against the most dangerous man to ever be selected to run as the Republican nominee.

As horrible as Cruz would have been had he won the nomination, Trump is exponentially worse, if for no other reason then the man does not think or have any factual knowledge about any subject that is important in the adult world.

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Japanese press once reported that Trump said Cruz's father supported (応援) Oswald's killing of JFK using photo evidence. Is that true? And why would Cruz support Trump then?

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Cool! Cruz, who had vowed never to endorse Trump, does so, and Trump, who had vowed never to accept a Cruz endorsement, does so. Bad move by both, but worse for Cruz: Trump has hit highwater - it is all sinking ship stuff from here to November, and this is the time he chooses to tie his cart to the Trump movement (if I may mix metaphors)? Well, Cruz has never been the sharpest pencil in the box.

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The democrats about to feel the burn......................Trump for president.

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Don't worry, Ted. Lots of people said their real opinion about Trump before forcing themselves to bend over for him. Party before country.

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Who?

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Party before county. Republicans: No honor. No shame.

And with this Cruz just showed himself to be just another scumbag Republican.

Stupid move, IMO.

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And why would Cruz support Trump then?

LOL very simple reason. Career politics. He knows that the political scene is rapidly changing and if he does not adapt to it, out the door he goes. It's rather morbid how people don't equate career politics to dictatorship simply because they get to 'vote' the same liars in over and over and over again. Democracy? What a collosal joke!!

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Cruz, the man with no principles, no integrity, no backbone to stand fast against the most dangerous man to ever be selected to run as the Republican nominee.

Oh, stop! You're just angry that a powerful, yet controversial GOP member is voting for Trump. But then Sanders sold out as well when he endorsed Hillary, go figure....

Don't worry, Ted. Lots of people said their real opinion about Trump before forcing themselves to bend over for him. Party before country.

Yup, Sanders should know all about that! Right Super? Party before country!

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Party before county. Republicans: No honor. No shame.

Ok, how do you explain granny Sanders behavior?

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“This man is a pathological liar. He doesn’t know the difference between truth and lies. He lies practically every word that comes out of his mouth,” Cruz said of Trump in May, hours before ending his campaign.

One of the few times I'm aware of that Cruz might have been telling the truth.

I'm curious what the GOP and Trump cabal promised Cruz to get him to flip-flop again. Will Cruz help spread the Trump follower's story that HRC got AIDS from Bill who got it from Magic Johnson? Poorly educated white people are scary when they get desperate. They're the most heavily armed segment of the violent and heavily armed US population. This looks like it could be their last chance to get a white nationalist leader in power, making them even scarier.

Is Cruz being brought back to attract more religious right extremists, including those who want LGBT folks to be killed?

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Sanders and Clinton are adults whereas Cruz and Trump are just like big kids. Sanders and Clinton didn't attack each other's spouses in the despicable way that Trump and Cruz did. I'd say that's a huge difference right there. Cruz was adamant the he could never support Trump after Trump went after Cruz's family. Even endorsing for the sake of the GOP looks pretty damn sad to me. Just goes to show what Cruz is made of.

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This is why we need term limits and campaign contribution limits in the U.S. The lifetime benefits of these positions causes corruption. I propose one 6 year term for all elected officials federal, state and local and all major cabinet positions. One 6 year term with no benefits, medical, retirement, offices, secretaries, libraries, or foundations or paid speeches after leaving. Upon winning all campaign money not spent goes to the local, state or federal debt where the person was elected. Campaign contributions would be limited to $5,000 per family or business not both. Once serving a term a person is not allowed to run or hold any public office again. No more lifetime office holders or running the table from local to state to federal offices. This would eliminate corruption, dictatorships and add diversity to our government. New term limits would be rolled in over 6 years alphabetically so 1/6 of the politicians would change every year. Upon the death of an incumbent a replacement would take the post for the remainder of the original term. Then that person could run but could serve no more than 6 total years.

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At this point.... Ted'd decision to back Trump and vote for him will probably have an impact of a one vote swing.

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The democrats about to feel the burn......................Trump for president.

The world is about to be burned if Trump becomes president. It's actually a bit scary.

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Not going to change much just shows that Ted has no backbone.Trump self-destructing in 3,2,1 bang...

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Nice, PTownsend. Cruz continued:

The man cannot tell the truth but he combines it with being a narcissist, a narcissist at a level I don't think this country's ever seen. Donald Trump is such a narcissist that Barack Obama looks at him and goes, 'Dude, what's your problem?' If you hooked him up to a lie detector test he could say one thing in the morning one thing at noon and one thing in the eve, all contradictory and he'd pass the lie detector test each time. Whatever lie he's telling at that minute, he believes it. But the man is utterly amoral. Morality does not exist for him, It's why he went after Heidi directly and smeared my wife. Attacked her. Apparently she's not pretty enough for Donald Trump. I may be biased but I think if he's making that allegation he's also legally blind.

Again, rational people all agree with him on this point. I mean, Trump attacked both Cruz' wife for her looks and father for allegedly being involved in Kennedy's assassination - and yet, he still crumbles? So much for my theory that it would be Cruz who inherits the rubble of the GOP post-November. Who's left? Jeb!?

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Yeah, but, ya know, it's not like Bernie did back flips on stage while singing Hillary's name....so....maybe it's equivalent?

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Everyone has a need to be needed. One should not give up the day job until a new position is secured, unless one is wealthy enough to survive without employment. The name may be on the short list for ambassador to Granada. The minimum qualification is a basic competency in Spanish.

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Interesting world. Now that Trump looks like he might actually have a chance here comes Cruz with an endorsement. Shows how sleazy politics are in the U.S. Yes....after attacking Cruz's wife and father Cruz can still endorse? Wow! I am not a fan of Trump and think he would be a disaster of a President but the alternative is not very good either.

In the latest Friday (US time) FBI file dump it now appears that President Obama, who told everyone he found out about Clinton's server from the news, used a pseudonym to communicate with her private e-mail address.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/hillary-clinton-emails-fbi-228607

Based on some of the recent health episodes I actually really do believe Mrs. Clinton when she says she cannot recall sending/receiving classified e-mails on her servers. I hope she is OK. She does not look well.

I guess I am one of those guys that really dislikes both candidates and I still remain amazed that out of 300 million plus citizens we came up with these 2 as candidates. I see more and more articles expressing the fact that many/most Americans will be choosing someone they dislike to be the next President.

I consider myself a classical liberal (not a progressive) and candidates that appeal to me seem to be weeded out of the process early. This go around I am going to write in my original candidate of choice - I guess depending on which side one is on that is a vote for either candidate. It is too bad.

I cannot wait until this is all over. But, on the other hand I guess there is a strange part of me that is fascinated by all of this and I am sure there are more interesting surprises to come.

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It's like the Banana Splits.

Anything could happen in the next three minutes.

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I still remain amazed that out of 300 million plus citizens we came up with these 2 as candidates.

You can thank the MSN for driving the narrative.

I see more and more articles expressing the fact that many/most Americans will be choosing someone they dislike to be the next President.

Why? Why continue this same failed process? Is everyone stuck in an insanity loop?

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"Cruz, the man with no principles, no integrity, no backbone to stand fast against the most dangerous man to ever be selected to run as the Republican nominee."

That's unfair. Ted has a backbone. Lizards are not invertebrates.

What is Ted up to?

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@Fred - I agree with you and I do think the process is really messed up. A viable 3rd Party would be great however I do not think the 2 establishment parties would allow this to come to fruition.

Yeah ! I agree...anything at all can happen next....nothing would surprise me at this point.

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I think Cruz has actually called Trump and amoral liar. Now that Cruz is looking to run for something in 2018, he has realized that he needs the support of amoral liars, so there you are. Forget it Jake, it's GOP politics.

Juxtapose this against the recently announced support of Hillary by the Bush family. I think we are starting to see some blurred lines get a lot clearer. Moderate GOP people, whether reasonable or not, are starting to gel in their support of Hillary. Extreme GOP people, whatever factions they may have, are rallying behind Trump. The moderate GOP people who are actually running for office are stone silent at this stage, hoping against hope that both groups will support them come election time.

And now we move into the end game. The bitter fight for the middle.

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bass4funkSEP. 24, 2016 - 08:14AM JST

Oh, stop! You're just angry that a powerful, yet controversial GOP member is voting for Trump. But then Sanders sold out as well when he endorsed Hillary, go figure....

I see, so it's okay when a conservative like Ted Cruz sells out, but it's not okay when it's someone like Bernie Sanders?

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“After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump,” Cruz wrote Friday.

Hope I will never have to live in a country where it's considered perfectly normal to use religion, any God, prayers, 'soul searching' etc to justify a position/decision. Ted Cruz creeps me out.

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I see, so it's okay when a conservative like Ted Cruz sells out, but it's not okay when it's someone like Bernie Sanders?

Cruz is supporting Trump to help his own career.

Sanders is supporting Clinton to help his country.

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Birds of a feather flock together. At any rate, it's nice that they finally found a price that Cruz could live with.

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I'm curious what the GOP and Trump cabal promised Cruz to get him to flip-flop again.

I was wonder the same about Sanders because I know the man doesn't think Hillary is his Bingo buddy.

Will Cruz help spread the Trump follower's story that HRC got AIDS from Bill who got it from Magic Johnson? Poorly educated white people are scary when they get desperate. They're the most heavily armed segment of the violent and heavily armed US population. This looks like it could be their last chance to get a white nationalist leader in power, making them even scarier.

Naw, Trump doesn't have to copy the Hillary lie book, all he needs to do is just tell it like it is, the Dems will do and say anything to get your vote, screw over and fabricate any story to fit their narrative and they can fix all the racial problems and tensions that they have handled so well over the last 8 years.

Is Cruz being brought back to attract more religious right extremists, including those who want LGBT folks to be killed?

Sorry, but that lie is just on its last heels and has been for a very long time...

http://www.inquisitr.com/3202644/donald-trump-gets-lgbt-support-boost-after-orlando-shooting/

I see, so it's okay when a conservative like Ted Cruz sells out, but it's not okay when it's someone like Bernie Sanders?

Nope, not saying that. But Cruz doesn't want Hillary in that WH, just as Sanders doesn't want Trump. I get it and for that reason and only that reason Cruz gets my respect, something he should have done from the start, but he finally came to his senses and good on him for that.

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@Fred - I agree with you and I do think the process is really messed up. A viable 3rd Party would be great

Yeah, as much as I support Hillary and the Democrats, and actual left party (vs. the current centrist Democrats) would be nice. Particularly if they were fiscally responsible.

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@Strangerland - Actually if the 3rd Party is fiscally responsible I could go further left. I consider my self a classical liberal, which may mean I am centrist. I would imagine you and I would disagree on some issues but probably find more we agree on than not.

But a 3rd Party is needed....I think it would also keep the Democrats and Republicans honest.

Finally - in the past the Clintons and Trump appeared to be close - he even attended Chelsea's wedding. I know it sounds quite strange and a bit out there but in the back of my mind I still wonder sometimes if there is more going on than we see on the surface.

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Cruz thinking: Support Trump and for my own career or not support him and get nothing. It is a no-brainer!

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I'm reminded of the famous words of William Bendix in "The Life of Reilly." "What a revolutin' development dis iz!"

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Wow - Lyin' Ted pulled a Bernie. Didn't see that coming.

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Trump for POTUS, "frack it lets do it! let do it and see how crazy shite can get! " Jim Jefferies.

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Welcome to the party Ted.You made the right choice!

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I think he has quite a large base. That should help Trump out immensely.

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Sorry, but that lie is just on its last heels and has been for a very long time...

Well, if its been on its "last heels for a long time," then its not exactly on its last heels. And, no, its not a lie either.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOGoDroQgZw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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Cruz is trying to make amends for his Pop takin the kill shot on the grassy knoll.

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Every day Cruz created new lies about Trump. Trump did not revenge until Cruz created phony naked trump's life's picture and solicited donations. He may be planning to make money

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Nope, not saying that. But Cruz doesn't want Hillary in that WH, just as Sanders doesn't want Trump. I get it and for that reason and only that reason Cruz gets my respect, something he should have done from the start, but he finally came to his senses and good on him for that.

Ole bassyfunky boy, now you know you are way over your head now, if someone insulted my wife and spewed false allegations against my father, no I would not bend down and ENDORSE this man for a leadership position, ONE that MAY and probably WILL adversely affect my career and probably family. But, I guess, common sense and just having some personal honor is lost on people like you.

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if someone insulted my wife and spewed false allegations against my father, no I would not bend down and ENDORSE this man for a leadership position

Exactly. It just shows Cruz cares more about his career than his wife and father. From the party that supposedly believes in family values.

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Some in the GOP just don't get it. The differences between Sanders and Clinton are 95% style; Clinton has had no problem incorporating many of Sanders' ideas into her platform as they tend to be simply more matters of degree. Older, more experienced voters know this, and the youngsters - most of them - will come around.

Trump - well, he's a wildcard, ideologically. I challenge any Republican on this site to tell me with confidence what he really stands for. Endorsing Trump can only be consciously done for two reasons: party unity and some desperate hope that it will actually be Paul Ryan calling policy shots.There must have been some kind of immense pressure on Cruz; than again, his support among GOPers has always been a mile wide and an inch deep.

Which GOP figure will be left to pick up the pieces, I wonder. Not one from their "deep bench" of 2016, that is for sure.

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I challenge any Republican on this site to tell me with confidence what he really stands for.

And if they do, we can almost definitely find a video that will also show him saying the opposite.

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Didn't Cruz call Trump a "Spineless coward" and "pathological liar"? Now he's encouraging people to vote for the man who "would set our party back a generation"?

What a contemptible stain this man is.

I wonder how much Trump offered? Not that he'll ever pay, of course.

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@PT Is Cruz being brought back to attract more religious right extremists, including those who want LGBT folks to be killed?

@bass Sorry, but that lie is just on its last heels and has been for a very long time...

Your link showing there are LGBT folk supporting Trump had about the same effect on me as a report I read earlier today saying the sun rose in the east.

The US has a large population of people who identify as LGBT. As a former CEO you should be aware that within any large population outliers and anomalies will occur. The LGBT community is diverse; you have to accept there is be a wide range of political perspectives within the community.

Some within the LGBT community are even gun hobbyists, a group that Trump has long pandered to. I know partisan extremists who live in binaryland can't tolerate the idea of people not being graded as either zeroes or ones, but if you leave the pistol range, stop breathing all that gun-smoke, you might come to see there's a wide range of humans with even wider sets of ways of looking at the world. But I know, simplifying existence makes it easier for extremists to continue to believe the lies they've come to accept as true.

The link you showed does NOT refute the notion that within the ultra-right religious community there ARE church leaders calling for death to gays. The link takeda.1991 sent shows one example of a preacher calling for death to gays (as he's distorting the bible) while also introducing Cruz. That there are nutjobs who want to kill gays is not a zombie lie. Zombie lies are for rightwing reactionaries unable to reason beyond a meme.

@Bass all he needs to do is just tell it like it is

Trump has shown a willingness to tell it like it is depending on audience and then flip-flop and tell it like it isn't until he comes to a different audience that he tells he didn't say what his MSM employees reported he said and then 'softens' what he didn't say the next day. He's got his handlers to prepare a bundle of politiques du jour that he can read from his teleprompter to whichever audience he's addressing.

Why hasn't he released his tax info?

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USA is morally bankrupt. No one is coming to collect either

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"Didn't Cruz call Trump a "Spineless coward" and "pathological liar"? Now he's encouraging people to vote for the man who "would set our party back a generation"?

What a contemptible stain this man is."

Thinking back, it does remind you how civil and grown-up the Clinton/Sanders debates were in comparison to the feces-flinging, knob-joke cracking, name-calling outrages the GOP debates were.

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A desperate loser in need of relevance that had to hitch himself to a patho.Even George H.W. Bush had the wherewithal at his advanced age to not vote for Trump.A pity there are so many out there, that don't have his common sense.

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The issue here is that Cruz doesn't give a flip if someone insults his wife, or maligns his father. His greed and "career" come first. Wow! Is that really a human being? Oh no! It is just a conservative in action. Explain that right-wingers, come on. Explain how you would have NO problem with ME or some other right-winger insulting your wife and saying your father is a murderer. I dare you. For Cruz, a man with no values and principles, this is no problem.

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The comparison to Bernie is stupid. He never said for a moment that he would not endorse Hillary if she did win. She did not accuse his family of killing Kennedy however. Maybe if she did that as Trump did to Cruz Bernie would have not been so supportive of her. But she did not say such foul things.

Two things, this shows how vile the republicans are to each other. Second it shows who morally empty they all are as they cave into the politics of the moment and have no sense of pride whatsoever. And do not doubt that Trump would be endorsing Cruz now if he had lost despite the despicable things Cruz said about Trump, most of which are true of course.

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The comparison to Bernie is stupid. He never said for a moment that he would not endorse Hillary if she did win. She did not accuse his family of killing Kennedy however.

The Republicans of recent have been all about the false equivalencies. It's the only way they can mitigate the disgusting things they have done.

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I think even the Trump supporters here would accept that Cruz most definitely falls into the deplorables basket. I think he likes living in baskets.

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For the first time I'm glad I'm not an American.

Hillary or Trump is too tough a choice to make. According to American news, it's said to be "Liar" vs "Stupid".

I only wish John Mccain were 20 years younger or Michael Bloomberg were running for the office from the beginning.

Or even President Obama being allowed 4 more years in office that seems much better than either of the candidates.

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I seriously do not understand this whole "Hillary is a liar" meme. To be sure, she HAS lied, and she has also bent the truth, but more often, it is simple obfuscation. Dispassionate analyses proves this - yet the myth remains. Hillary lies probably less than you do, and certainly no more (or perhaps less than) than the average politician.

Yet several polls have shown that Trump is considered more trustworthy by a majority of Americans - TRUMP! This is a guy who has lied so much for so long that I seriously doubt he's even capable of discerning fact from fiction any longer.

Statistics. Reality. Look things up. Pay attention. Those of you who fall for the "Hillary is a liar" might as well fall for the fallacy that PET bottles filled with water deter cats. It is an urban myth. It is not true. Saying it is just displays your ignorance and laziness so great as to prevent you from looking up the facts.

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It's hardly a dramatic reversal. Everyone who isn't a Cruz booster knows the man has not a shred of integrity. If advanced space aliens landed and turned out to be atheist communists, Cruz would be first in line to sell out other humans to work in the Glorious Revolutionary Godless People's Acid Mines.

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@katsu "... the Glorious Revolutionary Godless People's Acid Mines."

Hah, brilliant! I think I actually got fired from there in 1998.

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I seriously do not understand this whole "Hillary is a liar" meme. To be sure, she HAS lied, and she has also bent the truth, but more often, it is simple obfuscation. Dispassionate analyses proves this - yet the myth remains. Hillary lies probably less than you do, and certainly no more (or perhaps less than) than the average politician.

As I've said many times, they've run an extremely successful smear campaign against her. Well, that combined with timing - so many people are so frustrated, that they want to go with the candidate of destruction, rather than the candidate of stability. Look how many say that they like Trump because he's anti-establishment.

What these people don't realize is that change of the type Trump will bring will help no one other than the rich like Trump. They are the ones who make the most off major instability. Look how much money shifted upwards after the Lehman crash in 2008. When things become majorly unstable, people end up having to sell things off for cheap, and those with the money are the only ones who can afford to buy.

I thought I'd be able to make a lot of money after 2008, for the same reason. The problem was, I didn't have enough money to be able to. I wasn't (and am still not) one of the elite. But if I would have had money at that time, I would have made a fortune in 2009. I found lots of opportunity, but they were more risk/cost than I could afford to take at that time.

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WOW politicians only see things one way and that is whatever benefits them. “If somebody said that about my dad, they would never have me as a supporter for anything,” Kaine said as he campaigned in Texas. AND CANDY KAINE SUPPORTS THE BIGGEST LIAR, and FRAUSTER OF ALL TIME!

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The big question is WHY?

The second big question is "For Whose BENEFIT?"

I see a "spy" and a "plant" to "weaken" and possibly "ruin" or "circumvent" Trump's credibility and possible future plans. The best way to destroy an enemy is to put someone on the inside.

If I were Trump, I will probably say thanks but you are not and never will be a part of my team. I will then place my surveillance team around Cruz 24/7 till Cruz is no long a part of politics in the USA.

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"after the fiery Texas conservative called Trump a “pathological liar” and “utterly amoral.”

Yet Trump is still better than that deplorable Hillary Clinton, lol.

"As horrible as Cruz would have been had he won the nomination, Trump is exponentially worse"

No, but deplorable Hillary would be exponentially worse than Trump.

"Trump self-destructing in 3,2,1 bang..."

I assume you haven't noticed he's surging and is within striking distance or leading in every swing state.

"I see, so it's okay when a conservative like Ted Cruz sells out, but it's not okay when it's someone like Bernie Sanders?"

Gotta give that one to Simon, yes, Ted Cruz has indeed sold out! But then again, Trump needs Cruz's endorsement about as much as he needs Jeb's endorsement.

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@Laguna

I kind of agree with you. Hillary has been a liar, of course she has been because she has been a politician. Any politician lies. BTW Trump has never been a politician, he is a liar too but not a politician liar. So this is Hillary's disadvantage.

On the other hand, which is more stupid is the question. I think Trump is a stupid but Clinton is not.

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Do not forget that Cruz was the "selected" candidate of "choice" by the GOP after all others had failed. The GOP spent Millions of $ to try to get him nominated. They invested in Cruz more than all others including Trump to date combined. In fact they are still spending Millions to try to stop Trump.

The GOP (the real party leadership including Bush and others) still does not (really) back up Trump.

In that case Cruz is extremely suspect....

No one knows how he really relates to Hillary and the Democratic party and political machine. Not yet, anyway...

As for Hillary, she was abandoned by the Democrats long ago. The shift in the media against Hillary already "reflects" that "change". They just want her voting base to stay Democratic till they can get their "replacement" in at the last moment, if that was possible....

All the events occurring now seem to push for Obama stopping and delaying the election till next year sometime till the Democrats can get another candidate or declare Martial Law in the face to those riots. Any "delay" definitely "affects" Trump's "momentum". The media can assure that decline...

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"I think Trump is a stupid"

A stupid what?

"As for Hillary, she was abandoned by the Democrats long ago"

Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

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I'm pretty sure than most of the so-called Trump "supporters" on here won't actually bother with voting for him. Happy to espouse being a republican,but that's about it. Easy to talk a big game when you don't have to show and prove.

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Cruz worried me more than Trump. Cruz is the type of slimeball who would try to do long lasting damage to the structure of our democracy, plus he would legitimize mixing religion and politics. I'm more worried about Trump getting into Twitter wars while his cronies feed him some talking points and cash in.

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"I see a "spy" and a "plant" to "weaken" and possibly "ruin" or "circumvent" Trump's credibility"

Trump's credibility. What a thought.

He cracks jokes about the size of his knob in debates.

He mocks disabled people.

He was the leader of a nutcase/racist movement which aimed to prove Obama was not a legitimate president.

I could go on. Those who think this gibbering rabble-rouser is credible are deplorable. Just watch out that Ted doesn't unhinge his jaw and swallow you whole in the basket.

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Obama used a pseudonym when sending emails to hillary, the plot thickens....

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/obama-used-pseudonym-while-emailing-041842617.html

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Obama used a pseudonym when sending emails to hillary

Did you actually read the article?

According to the documents, Huma Abedin, one of Clinton's aides, first noticed the former secretary of state's exchange with an unrecognized sender on June 28, 2012 that was later revealed to be Obama.

Notice that it doesn't say how it was 'revealed'? Which is then followed up by:

"Once informed that the sender's name is believed to be pseudonym used by the president, Abedin exclaimed: 'How is this not classified?'" the report says.

Sounds like it's non-conclusive.

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Sounds like it's non-conclusive

Like I said, the plot thickens...

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@Serrano

Looking at Trump from Japan I can say two reasons why I think Trump is stupid.

1) He says he wants to get rid of Toyota cars in America so that to protect jobs in America. Hello there, Toyota cars in America are made in the U.S. of A! Americans are working in Toyota factories in America to create those cars!

2) He wants to pull off US military forces from Japan because he believes they are only "protecting Japan". Hello there, which bases in the world are providing logistics and maintenance for US forces in the Middle East? Also why does Japan have the Missile Defense system to cover GUAM and HAWAII? Why did Abe made the law to enable Japan to protect US in Western Pacific????

Trump simply doesn't know anything. So as his supporters. STUPID is the word for those people. .

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Cruz worried me more than Trump.

Trump is an opportunistic nationalist dope.

Cruz is evil.

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ANYTHING to solidify the base. ANYTHING !

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Fred Wallace:

I agree on the campaign spending and roughly on the term limits (president has them, why not congress), but may I point to examples of modern parliamentary democracies (monarchies & republics)? Political parties are important as they keep the prime minister (separate from the president/king who is mostly a figurehead) from usurping power or going back on promises (at least platform issues).

The issue with dictatorships I ascribe more to the presidential system in general rather than its electoral system. Presidents have less of an incentive to follow the party line, in fact they may go against their party - particularly during their second term with little to no consequence, whereas a prime minister would be chucked out like trash. Further, research has shown that all of the countries that employ the presidential system are now or have been dictatorships (in fact, the chancellor (prime minister) in Germany didn't become the fuhrer until he took over the position of the reserve figurehead president when he died and made a super-presidency. The electoral system of most parliamentary democracies incorporate proportional representation where the general views of a group are given seats in the parliament. Parties (ideally) don't have a cult of personality (vote for party/belief system, not a person).

The other option would be to go Ancient Greek style and toss out elections (as they lead to corrupt millionaires filling the seats) and switch to lottery. The Congress would be selected like a jury, one person from each district (House), 2 from each state (Senate). The president would be by lottery too, from amongst Medal of Honour/Freedom/etc recipients (do something for your country before you become the symbol of it). The Supreme Court would be by lottery from amongst federal court judges.

I'm a polysci major so I enjoy the what-ifs, rather than a lawyer who enjoys the this-is-its ;)=

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From CNN right after the disastrous republican convention. Trump is also a craven liar who will flip-flop on any issue when he feels it is in his best interest. Anyway, who cares about a Trump endorsement from Cruz. That is like Stalin embracing Mussolini.

Ted Cruz won't endorse Donald Trump, but the Republican nominee said Friday he wouldn't take the support even if the Texas senator offered."If he gives it, I will not accept it," Trump said at a news conference in Cleveland at the close of the Republican National Convention."I don't want his endorsement," he added. "Just, Ted, stay home, relax, enjoy yourself."He also suggested that if Cruz were to seek the White House, he would set up a super PAC to oppose him.And Trump, speaking the end of a week dedicated to unifying the party, once again revived the conspiracy theory published in the National Enquirer that linked Cruz's father to John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald -- an accusation that has no evidence behind it. "I don't know his father. I met him once," Trump said. "I think he's a lovely guy, a lovely guy. All I did was point out the fact that on the cover of the National Enquirer, there was a picture of him and crazy Lee Harvey Oswald having breakfast. Now Ted never denied that it was his father."

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Your link showing there are LGBT folk supporting Trump had about the same effect on me as a report I read earlier today saying the sun rose in the east.

Of course, that's usually the typical liberal approach to everything, NOT caring.

The US has a large population of people who identify as LGBT. As a former CEO you should be aware that within any large population outliers and anomalies will occur. The LGBT community is diverse; you have to accept there is be a wide range of political perspectives within the community.

I do, that's why the argument that Trump or the GOP are homophobic is a weak argument, 20 years ago, you could make that argument, but not now.

The link you showed does NOT refute the notion that within the ultra-right religious community there ARE church leaders calling for death to gays. The link takeda.1991 sent shows one example of a preacher calling for death to gays (as he's distorting the bible) while also introducing Cruz. That there are nutjobs who want to kill gays is not a zombie lie. Zombie lies are for rightwing reactionaries unable to reason beyond a meme.

What you are doing is painting a broad brush and stereotyping all conservatives as intolerant and homophobic and that is an absolute lie, the people that MAY have a problem with the LGBT community are the Ultra-conservative Christians, other than that, most conservatives like myself could care less about a persons sexual orientation.

Trump has shown a willingness to tell it like it is depending on audience and then flip-flop and tell it like it isn't until he comes to a different audience that he tells he didn't say what his MSM employees reported he said and then 'softens' what he didn't say the next day. He's got his handlers to prepare a bundle of politiques du jour that he can read from his teleprompter to whichever audience he's addressing.

Hillary does the same, so I don't know where you're going with this.

Why hasn't he released his tax info?

As I have said, I think he should, I want him to and I don't think it's right that he doesn't, but at the same token, I want Hillary to release her Goldman Sachs speeches, all of her written transcripts pertaining to her foundation that for me is equally as important. I want full transparency from both candidates.

The comparison to Bernie is stupid. He never said for a moment that he would not endorse Hillary if she did win.

Nonsense, the ONLY reason he's endorsing her is because he caucuses with the Democrats, and he doesn't want Trump to win, the same goes for Cruz, he doesn't want Hillary to win, I get it. Why you libs don't? Oh, I know why....

Two things, this shows how vile the republicans are to each other.

Wait a minute! Wikileaks cables showed that the DNP undermined and sabotaged Sanders campaign because they were afraid he would lose to Trump and also because he was a socialist, backstabbing him and you call the GOP vile???

Second it shows who morally empty they all are as they cave into the politics of the moment and have no sense of pride whatsoever.

If the Democrats have pride, then why would they put up a candidate, they really don't like and the people less?

And do not doubt that Trump would be endorsing Cruz now if he had lost despite the despicable things Cruz said about Trump, most of which are true of course.

So then it's ok for Sanders (after what the DNP did to him) endorse Hillary?

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"Cruz worried me more than Trump."

Me too. But I worry a lot more about Hillary Laws are for Peasants Clinton than Trump.

"Trump simply doesn't know anything. So as his supporters. STUPID is the word for those people."

We deplorables are laughing at the superior intellect.

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We deplorables are laughing at the superior intellect.

I'm still curious, since you haven't yet stated, which deplorables do you group yourself in with? The racists? The ones who thing slavery shouldn't have been abolished? The rich who want to keep all the money for themselves?

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I group myself in with the half of Trump supporters who are in Hillary's basket of deplorables. We number in the tens of millions.

"The rich who want to keep all the money for themselves?"

Are you unaware that Hillary is the establishment, Wall Street candidate?

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Correction: Only one country employing the presidential system had not become a dictatorship - the US. Apologies.

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Party before country. GOP no longer stands for Grand Old Party, but rather Greed Over the People.

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Apparently he's alienated a lot of his base with this flip-flop.

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Cruz's inferiority never ends. Bending over deeply for a good violating from the same man who insulted his wife. That is the quality of the modern day Repub

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Cruz has just proven that he does not care about this wife, he does not care about his family, and he does not care about morals, the truth, or Americans -- he only cares about saving his own skin. The man flat out called Trump the worst pathological liar he has ever seen and who lies with every breath, and said he would NEVER endorse someone who slanders his family; and yet, here he is voting for the man he admitted is a pathological liar, and whom he said he would never endorse, and so he endorses such slander against his family.

Cruz is the ultimate sellout, and comparing it to Bernie supporting Hillary is just more of the "whatabouthilarythelibs" BS that the Republicans desperately need in order to deflect from the fact that they cannot defend Cruz's turnaround after the things he said about Trump. Bernie, once he dropped out, immediately suggested people should endorse Hilary. You didn't see him saying that she was slandering his family, her every breath was a lie, or any of the other vitriol Cruz spewed daily up to his 180.

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