They are all scumbags. They could care less what their candidate has done in the past, what their candidate stands for, the fact that their candidate is against free market capitalism, that their candidate is only in it for their own power and wealth accumulation and that their candidate has no morals or principles.
Oh wait, are we talking about Clinton or Trump here?
July 23, 2016 at 6:52am
do you not understand the difference between “yes*I* can” and yes *you* will”? One is individual liberty you are taking into your own hands, the other is giving the power to a single individual to take over for you. That is Jefferson vs. Hitler.
July 23, 2016 at 6:32am
he didn’t say either of those things. he talked about conscience, not whether your were conscious or not, which apparently you weren’t!
July 23, 2016 at 6:25am
If people today still had a conscience and actually voted it, then The unindicted felon would get 0 votes, the pathologically lying crony capitalist con man would get 0 votes, The open border liberal libertarian nut job would get about 2000 votes and some constitution party candidate would sweep everything.
July 23, 2016 at 6:20am
This seems to be an issue, but if you investigate trump for actively seeking funds from foreign nationals, maybe you should look closer at the Clinton Crime foundation and The Clinton Speech Tour.
its a sick joke by progs. obama caught red handed financing opposition to netanyahoo. nothing even mentioned about it.
obviously you didn't get the memo - when a democrap does it, it's not illegal, kind of like when a cop lies, it's not lying
 July 22, 2016 at 3:38pm
not sure what your point is RJJ, but agree agree with your facts. I made the same point about Trump’s 3/29 abrogation of the pledge, but even if he hadn’t, I wouldn’t have faulted Ted for not following it. Even if he hadn’t officially thrown it out, the nasty personal campaign of slander on his wife, his father, himself, I believe he is perfectly justified and he said nothing negative about Trump at all, he simply discussed principles. In fact, most of the booing was set up by Trump subordinates running through the crowd whipping them up so Trump could make his entrance. It was all a “destroy Cruz” movement since Cruz would never kiss Donny’s ring. I believe to thinking people it completely backfired, it is only Trumpanzees that don’t see it for what it really is.
 July 22, 2016 at 9:18am
So you are admitting that if you actually vote your conscience you cannot vote for Trump Rob?
 July 22, 2016 at 7:24am
To quote the infamous line “What difference, at this point, does it make?” Two sides of the same coin. Solid speech tonight even with several liberal policies thrown in, but who can believe anything he says at this point. He could give exactly the opposite keynote speech at the DNC next week and be just as believable as he was tonight. which is, not at all.
Maybe he would even be more believable, since those are the beliefs he held most of his life until he changed his mind on everything to appeal the disenfranchised low information segment of the republican party.
Marnin, I have to admit to having something wrong the other day. I actually did expect Ted to endorse Trump the other night but was not at all disappointed with his speech. The same speech that Trump and staff had transcripts to three days prior to when the speech was made. Trump and staff were even made aware by Cruz that he would not endorse him roughly three weeks prior also. Furthermore, it was Trump who declared the 'pledge' to be null and void on 29 Mar 2016.
RJJ - You are spot on. The Trumpers are running around talking about how Cruz was not a man of his word. It was Trump who backed out of the pledge and told Cruz he did not need him or expect him to endorse him.
trump is now going to sound more conservative than ever, as last nights speech indicated. Seems he needs those conservative votes after all.
not sure what your point is RJJ, but agree agree with your facts. I made the same point about Trump's 3/29 abrogation of the pledge, but even if he hadn't, I wouldn't have faulted Ted for not following it. Even if he hadn't officially thrown it out, the nasty personal campaign of slander on his wife, his father, himself, I believe he is perfectly justified and he said nothing negative about Trump at all, he simply discussed principles. In fact, most of the booing was set up by Trump subordinates running through the crowd whipping them up so Trump could make his entrance. It was all a "destroy Cruz" movement since Cruz would never kiss Donny's ring. I believe to thinking people it completely backfired, it is only Trumpanzees that don't see it for what it really is.
 July 21, 2016 at 9:37pm
I don’t see why it was a gamble. He said nothing negative about Trump, said “vote your conscience” If that bothers Trump voters, then did they check their conscience at the door to become Trump supporters and are now embarrassed? He s don’t stay home in November, vote for principled constitutionalists UP and down the ballot (again, does that prickle Trump supporters because they know he isn’t a constitutionalist)?
He said vote for love over hate (again, Trump supporters, that an issue for you?) and then spoke all about freedom and principles.
You actually expect any more of an endorsement from someone who had been personally slandered, had his family slandered, had his father accused of plotting to kill JFK, etc.?
Trump abrogated the “promise” you all speak of so much on 3/29 when he said he wasn’t going to follow it, until later he was again (once he knew he would win).
Hypocrisy much? Or just very scared of self reflection and what you will actually see in the mirror for voting for the pathological lying, crony capitalist fraud?
The vote your conscience line was nothing but a dog whistle for that never trump crowd.
So you are admitting that if you actually vote your conscience you cannot vote for Trump Rob?
Vote your conscience was used over and over by beck or the never Trump dummies. So to steal the platform at the convention was dirty and low. As far as everybody ( even a 12 years old ) can see, cruz is done
Knau - probably because it's a true principle. You vote _for_ people who hold the same principles you do. That's voting one's conscience. And Cruz didn't "steal the platform". He was _invited_ by Trump to speak and Trump had a copy of Cruz' speech before he ever gave it. And what was exactly the content of the speech? It was support for anyone who holds the Constitution as the law of the land. It was support for the principles that once made America great. Trump could have taken it as a ringing endorsement for his policies. Why didn't he? Because Trump is no more a Constitutionalist than Obama! And that should come as no surprise to anyone who heard Donald say that he too would continue Obama's practice of using Executive Orders to rule!
What's to argue with?
Folks are just upset that he did not go on ad nauseum about how beautiful Donny is, how great a man he is, how fabulous he is, how he might be the closest thing to Jesus, etc.
 July 21, 2016 at 9:28pm
NC should turn around and say fine. Raise the rent to ridiculous amounts for home games in Charlotte Colosseum. Let the team move somewhere else. Get rid of the bigots passing themselves off as “tolerant”
 July 21, 2016 at 9:03pm
@bhps – Trump couldn’t have stopped Cruz from speaking if he wanted to. Cruz could have placed his name in nomination as he met the qualifications, in which case he could not be refused as much time as he wanted to make his case. Instead Trump campaign knowing this (Insider Manafort knows how it works), made a deal with him to speak and knew before hand THERE WOULD BE NO ENDORSEMENT. This came as no surprise, which is why Trump people were seen in the audience whipping up the crowd asking them to boo, and Trump knew exactly when to enter knowing when the booing would start.
[-1] July 21, 2016 at 8:59pm
@Slap – you have to remember Trump’s ego and mentality. An endorsement would be a capitulation by Cruz and he would be “Kissing the king’s ring”. IT would symbolize his dominance, and Trump is all about ego. It shows the state of the
 July 21, 2016 at 2:55am
Sadly, you value their 1st amendment rights, but those are the same people that will deny you the right to say “No I won’t bake a cake for a gay wedding because it goes against my beliefs” in the name of tolerance. They only allow you to exercise your freedom as long as you are speaking their propaganda.
 July 21, 2016 at 2:51am
Tomorrow, it is called “Hillary’s America”: by Dinesh Disouza.
 July 21, 2016 at 2:47am
I must have watched a different speech than the media. I could have sworn I saw the crowd give partial or full standing ovations several times over points he made in his speech. And as we know from the Trampanzees here, most of the cultists will never have anything good to say about “lyin’ Ted” as they have bought into their leader’s misinformation campaign.
@SC – I was thinking exactly the same thing
 July 21, 2016 at 2:42am
 July 20, 2016 at 7:39pm
To be fair, they are a private company and can set their rules however they want, you know just like how christian bakers don’t have to bake gay wedding cakes, right?
 July 20, 2016 at 7:38pm
things like twitter and texting are also turning our youth into a generation of illiterates. They don’t know correct spelling or punctuation at all. Many have no idea about context or verb tense. whether to use there, their, or they’re is a grade level or 9 above them.
No wonder Trump speaks at a 4th grade level and people respond…
July 20, 2016 at 7:30pm
Why does Trump have a hollywood star? Because he said you’re fired for a few years? Probably because of all the liberals he donated to…
 July 20, 2016 at 7:27pm
So now being one of the primary causes of death of 4 people including an ambassador is equivalent to being polite or even friendly with someone at a Sunday talk show?