Simple, once again you are missing a very important part of what makes Cruz so attractive to many of us. He is universally hated FOR ONE REASON — nobody could break him when he went to D.C. He refused to “go along to get along.” He wouldn’t cozy up to the party elites in order to win cushy positions of power within the Party. That’s how it’s played in the Beltway, and Cruz refused to play.
Instead, he insisted on doing what he had promised his constituents he WOULD do if he was elected. And, that’s why we support him.
 April 29, 2016 at 3:18pm
Hey, Simple, you’re missing one important difference. Boehner held the reigns for many years and, although he promised to bring about change, he chose not to. In fact, he chose not to even bring pertinent legislation to the floor for a vote.
Cruz, on the other hand, spent 3 years kicking men like Boehner in the shins. Cruz’s refusal to compromise and insistence on holding the Establishment to their promises earned him true enemies. They fought him at every turn.
Hence, yesterday’s proclamation by Boehner that Cruz is the Devil incarnate.
I can’t think of a better endorsement for Cruz. They are TERRIFIED of Cruz as President, as they know full well he will demand change — not just talk about it.
 April 29, 2016 at 3:11pm
Mojo, I have finally met some people who I greatly respect who are supporting Trump. I am shocked beyond belief, as they appear to be willing to overlook every single calculated, misogynistic, hyperbole-riddled tirade from this man for apparently one reason. They believe he will CHANGE once he gets in office.
I pray for them and their gullibility. They are good people who have never been up against a sociopathic personality before.
 April 28, 2016 at 8:21am
David0296, you’re awfully naive. Target already has a valid safe space for trans people to use the bathroom. It’s called Family Restrooms. There is no reason why Trans individuals should object to these gender-neutral spaces…….except if they want to play the victim card.
Your response deliberately overlooks the fact that an open policy that lets any man or woman enter bathrooms, lockers or dressing rooms for the opposite sex will actually entice those very people who intend to harm the vulnerable. We are not allowed to question why any man would be in the woman’s bathroom or dressing room, even though the Trans population is well under 1% of our community.
I’d say you are the one being intellectually dishonest here.
 April 27, 2016 at 8:23pm
Here is the letter I would write to Target:
I am a grandmother of five, with the youngest only three weeks old. I have a Target within 3 miles of my home and another, Super Target, only 5 miles away. I spend a ton of money in there as I’ve always liked your baby section.
No more. I’m done.
Your position with regard to allowing adults unfettered access to the bathrooms of the opposite sex has crossed a line which I can’t accept. While you state that you are trying to be inclusive in this gesture, you wantonly disregard the safety of your other customers. Your own Security reports show that there is a segment of society who take advantage of children in restrooms, and yet you overlook that. You put the majority of the population at risk in order to appease a very small segment of society.
I understand that those who are truly confused about their identity want to feel normal, and this is a way they believe they can hope to achieve that. It is a misnomer, however, insofar as one person’s feelings can’t be used to bludgeon other people’s feelings. There are legitimate reasons why men shouldn’t be allowed in women’s restrooms and vice versa — and it has nothing to do with hurting their feelings. It has to do with protecting the vulnerable.
You need to explain that you DO want to be inclusive and that is why you have Family Restrooms. People use them every day for a variety of reasons. If they object, then tell them that’s sad, but it’s your policy.
Good one Granny! I hope you signed it “Lorena Bobbit”…….(**)
All this fal da ral......over .03% of the population.
 April 27, 2016 at 8:06pm
Hey, Matt, I was with you in the beginning of this article, as most of us would agree that we are sick and tired of being labeled bigots for exercising common sense. However, I believe you went off the rails in your rant about the difference between men and women. We get it…and I suspect that Target does, too.
It IS about safety. I don’t really care one whit if someone believes they relate better as a member of the opposite sex or if they choose to dress that way. What I DO care about is the fact that these establishments have caved into the hyper-sexualized culture which demands that all common sense precautions be thrown out the window to appease a miniscule minority.
We KNOW that there are adults who will take advantage of children. How many are arrested each year with kiddie porn on their computers? Only a blind lunatic would invite these men or women into the restroom of the opposite sex. No identification is required to prove these people truly identify as a member of the opposite sex. On the contrary, it is explicitly stated that “gender fluidity” is something that can change on whim, so you aren’t permitted to question their motive.
Target knows this. They have had problems with adults victimizing children in the restrooms, as have all large shopping markets. Accommodations are ALREADY in place in most of these facilities. They’re called Family Restrooms.
Why isn’t that good enough? Because their goal isn’t really inclusivity.
Here is the letter I would write to Target:
I am a grandmother of five, with the youngest only three weeks old. I have a Target within 3 miles of my home and another, Super Target, only 5 miles away. I spend a ton of money in there as I've always liked your baby section.
No more. I'm done.
Your position with regard to allowing adults unfettered access to the bathrooms of the opposite sex has crossed a line which I can't accept. While you state that you are trying to be inclusive in this gesture, you wantonly disregard the safety of your other customers. Your own Security reports show that there is a segment of society who take advantage of children in restrooms, and yet you overlook that. You put the majority of the population at risk in order to appease a very small segment of society.
I understand that those who are truly confused about their identity want to feel normal, and this is a way they believe they can hope to achieve that. It is a misnomer, however, insofar as one person's feelings can't be used to bludgeon other people's feelings. There are legitimate reasons why men shouldn't be allowed in women's restrooms and vice versa -- and it has nothing to do with hurting their feelings. It has to do with protecting the vulnerable.
You need to explain that you DO want to be inclusive and that is why you have Family Restrooms. People use them every day for a variety of reasons. If they object, then tell them that's sad, but it's your policy.
[-1] April 7, 2016 at 12:11am
I consider it a privilege and a way to honor the child I so selfishly discarded 43 years ago.
 April 6, 2016 at 11:14pm
Monk, are you suggesting that the school SHOULD be held liable if a child gets hurt on their way to or from school? That has never been the expectation — at least not when my kids were young and walked to school.
Also, we parents had the right to enter the school, and even our child’s classroom, any time the school was open. If we wanted to observe their class while it was in session, there was nothing they could do to stop us.
I can’t imagine we’ve lost that right…..but maybe haven’t exercised it in recent years. Parents need to make waves!
 April 6, 2016 at 11:10pm
JBar, you obviously didn’t read my post. Or, perhaps you read it, but didn’t understand it.
ACLJ is the “American Center for Law and Justice.” Have you ever heard of Jay Sekulow? Probably not, but that’s okay. Most of the other readers understood exactly what I was saying, but I’ll spell it out for you since you seem to be having trouble here.
This organization is WELL known for representing people who have had their Constitutional rights trampled. One letter from them, explaining to the school board how they are overstepping their legal authority is usually enough to set them straight. School districts hate the legal bills — and publicity — these types of cases bring down upon them.
You can look them up at aclj.org — or even on Wikipedia, if that’s more your speed.
 April 6, 2016 at 5:21pm
Trapper, one of the most successful things the pro-abortion movement has done is to convince many people that there is only a “fetus” within them. Working with many women contemplating abortion, it is gut-wrenching how many seriously doubt that the life inside them is really a baby at all —- it’s a “blob of tissue.” When I show them photos of a preborn child at 12 weeks, with arms and legs, they are shocked. When I tell them their child’s heart started beating at around 18-20 days, they’re completely floored.
As we saw the other day when Hillary inadvertently called a preborn child a “person” and Planned Parenthood went into apoplexy, the pro-abortion movement has captured the imagination of the public by controlling the language. The more they neutralize that baby’s humanity, the more successful they are in convincing the general public that there is really no child that is dying in this process.
They have been hoodwinked and we must be compassionate in helping them see the truth. No screaming. No shaming. Just calm, clear descriptions that leave no doubt as to the humanity within their womb.
 April 6, 2016 at 5:01pm
Women in power? Get over yourself.
These parents need to contact a law firm like ACLJ and get them to write a firm letter to the school board, announcing that if the parent’s legal right to set foot on any part of that school is further infringed, there will be HELL TO PAY.
 April 6, 2016 at 10:52am
Argyle, I’ve volunteered with abortion-minded women for years. First, it may come as a surprise, but studies show that more than 50% of women who abort their child were actually using birth control at the time they conceived. Birth control (especially the popular injectable Depro-Provera) are not reliable. These women then feel “betrayed” by their contraceptive because they feel they’ve been “responsible” in their sexual encounters.
I have heard so many excuses for why an abortion is the best option and, in almost all cases, it boils down to personal self-interest. The mother is unable to see the humanity of that child because she’s blinded by her own selfishness.
I am speaking from experience here as I had an abortion 43 years ago. For the next 20 years I defended my choice as being “necessary.” Once science caused me to see the reality of the humanity of that “blob of tissue” I could no longer comfortably defend my position.
For twenty years now I have worked both with women who have had an abortion as well as those contemplating an abortion. The heartache of those who deeply regret their decision is real and compelling. Those contemplating an abortion most often have a support system who encourages them to abort. The number one answer I receive when I ask someone why they had an abortion is “I had no choice.” They cite the lack of support they had at the time.
We in the pro-life community stand ready to help these women. Spread the word.
I consider it a privilege and a way to honor the child I so selfishly discarded 43 years ago.
 April 6, 2016 at 7:57am
Cry and Lie — how true.
Trump constantly bashes Cruz by saying he’s bought by Super PACS and such. When is someone going to point out that Trump has spent his entire career buying favors from politicians?
Talk about liar. He’s used his money to grease the palms of everyone and anyone who can help him WIN BIG for his entire life.
 April 3, 2016 at 1:55pm
Katzkiner, you made me laugh so hard I nearly wet my pants! (An easy thing to do at my age.)
Wikipedia? Seriously…….you look to WIKI for your sources? I trust that site for things like the definition of a super nova or something — certainly NOT for anything political.
What were you thinking?? (Or, were you just trying to find ANY dirt you could on Cruz — just like the people last week who swore that he had at least 7 mistresses. I seriously am amazed at the lengths that Trumpeters will go in order to smear Cruz. Problem is they make such outlandish claims that they’re easily debunked.)
It only makes Cruz stronger. Keep it up!
 April 2, 2016 at 7:39pm
“No Trump voter will vote for anyone other than Trump.”
You’re wrong unome. A lot of people who voted for Trump in the earlier primaries have seen the light. They’re now kicking themselves as they realize his policies aren’t at all conservative.
I know many who regret their haste to jump on his bandwagon because they wanted an “outsider.” They are now fully in the Cruz camp. They realize that Cruz is the only one who has already stood up to the Washington elite, making him a PROVEN “outsider.”
March 30, 2016 at 10:37pm
Jefferson, the RINOS concern themselves with the “crossover” vote. The “Big Tent” idea of the Progressives is what’s gotten us into this problem. Cruz isn’t interested.
tbv, once again you are dead wrong. A presidential candidate isn’t supposed to cater to all people in order to win “an election of all the people.” That’s just pandering for votes. They are to clearly make their case for why their ideas are better than the other candidates.
 March 30, 2016 at 4:24pm
Agree, but as I understand it, the difference from the last poll shows Cruz climbing considerably and Trump remaining stagnant.
I still wouldn’t be counting my delegates, though. This is an Open Primary state and we know how much Trump loves to woo those Democrats to come over and vote for him.
Why don't you ask Ronald Reagan? Maybe because a President has to be a President to all Americans, and not just a few? Maybe because this election is more about Nationalist vs Globalist?
@GrannyATL --- If Cruz was getting big crossover vote, you would be saying that even Dems can spot a good candidate and look at how broad Cruz's appeal is. --- Such intellectual dishonesty.
Maybe in Reagan’s era, but the Democraps have gotten much worse in the past 30 years. Any Democrap that would vote for a Repub is doing so for one reason…they want to select the Repub candidate so he’ll lose to the Hildebeest. And Trump WILL lose to the Hildebeest.
@ jeffersen-- no, we know better when we see Democraps voting for a Repub. It's you Trumpets that don't see. Now THAT'S intellectual dishonesty.
It’s an election of all the people for the Presidency not just the Republican few. Democrats outnumber Republicans in this country so you have to win some over or pray more stay home. I wouldn’t want to bet on the latter, so you need crossover votes Granny, which is why Trump is a better candidate than Cruz and why the media is lying by saying Trump loses to Hillary and Cruz is the only one that wins. They both beat Hillary but Trump wins more.
I should have said when you add the Independents to the Democrat voting population, you then have more people than all the Republicans combined. (Dems haven't found a way to get all illegals voting yet) Whoever the nominee is, they need the support of all, not just Republicans.
Jefferson, the RINOS concern themselves with the "crossover" vote. The "Big Tent" idea of the Progressives is what's gotten us into this problem. Cruz isn't interested.
tbv, once again you are dead wrong. A presidential candidate isn't supposed to cater to all people in order to win "an election of all the people." That's just pandering for votes. They are to clearly make their case for why their ideas are better than the other candidates.
 March 30, 2016 at 1:05am
I agree with your assessment. The Democratic Party operatives are apoplectic. Their girl Hillary was supposed to be a shoe-in. Both she and her husband have skated free, despite being scandal-ridden for decades. They thought Sanders was a joke. With the rigged Superdelegate fiasco being uncovered, they’re really freaking out. They’re losing all credibility with their own supporters, further fracturing the Party.
If Hillary gets indicted, I expect they will put in Biden or someone like him. There’s no way they’ll want Sanders in the long run. He is a lifelong Socialist who has never wavered in his political leanings.
Yes, the Democratic Party is in shambles. We’re just not hearing about it because it’s much more exciting to chase Trump’s latest tweet.
March 30, 2016 at 12:45am
Baxter, you are the epitome of a Trumpeter. No salacious rumor is too tawdry to print. Nine mistresses? Prove it.