I think the thing that Beck and many forget, is that a political race is always a comparison. You can point out the flaws in each candidate and compare them to your own value system regardless of what it is. It is likely that most of us find both candidates wanting, but that’s not the issue.
The issue is only which of those two (Hillary or Trump) will you choose, or will you abdicate by not voting or writing someone else in. You cannot protest by writing someone in, or not voting. That’s not a protest. In the 2 party system we live under, it just makes you and your conscious irrelevant.
It's only a 2-party system because people like yourself make it so
Thanks for trying Ranger but you can save your breath. As you see MindtheGOP just pointed out something that might or might not be true but fails to realize, "what does that have to do with THIS CRITICAL election!?!?"
 July 22, 2016 at 6:47pm
It’s not a dilemma at all. I would damn sure rather be a German civilian under Hitler than a Chinese civilian under Mao.
Trump has qualities that lend himself to Tyranny, and it may come to that. Hillary on the other hand, it’s a certainty without exception.
So you would rather kill jews than be killed. Got it
MindtheGOP, can YOU answer this... Nobody else that against Trump can...
So are you voting for Hillary? Not voting which can’t help Trump, or…?
Seriously, what is your plan? If you tell me Hillary is better for the Country then so be it. But if you don’t tell me that, I don’t get your point?
Here's one for all the morons who say that if you don't vote for (D)onald then you are voting for Hillary. Between two evils choose neither. You stupid idiots are as much to blame for the problems in this country as Hillary and Obama are. You know why? Because while you've been sitting in your trailer parks watching The Apprentice those of us who actually love the Constitution and American history have been pounding the drum to anyone that would listen that this country is going down quick. But now that you have some cult leader to "awaken" you you think that you have all the answers and that one man can "fix" it. Yeah. Not so much. Your sanctimony is quite touching. Let me ask all of you idiots this. How hard did you work to throw out the career incumbents that have been destroying us for years? I guess you are all for Hillary, McCain, Graham, Schumer, Pelosi, Reid, Rangel, and the rest of the tyrants that have ran us in to the ground for so long since you weren't out voting against them right??? Idiots. Get off your stupid soapboxes. The very same people who are destroying this country are the very same people that (D)onald has given money to hand over fist. Why don't you scumbags ask him about that???
None of the above are better for this country.
Hillary = Bad for America
Trump = Bad for America
So yeah, not gonna vote for either.
So please tell me why you are going to vote for someone that's bad for America, no Trumpet has done that yet.
 June 20, 2016 at 1:57pm
So if I interpret this right. The conclusion of the Blaze research staff is that gun control such as implemented in Australia is a good thing?
I would be more inclined to question the statistics as reported by the Australian Government. After all, they need to justify their rediculous gun laws.
Just like how the Obama Admin is always bragging on how great the economy in the US seems to be under his watch, and citing how unemployment is down. What they don’t tell you is how many people just gave up looking for work, and how many people are flipping burgers.
Sure is. Home invasion in Australia only went up 300% the first year. Don't forget that Snopes leans waaaaay left.
Australia did, in fact, experience a dramatic increase in violent crime in the decade following the total gun ban. And, that trend did reverse itself, at the cost of DOUBLING the number of police officers in the country.
There are almost as many guns in the country as there were before the ban, but they are almost all in the hands of the government.
Hold on here....the FBI investigated this guy thoroughly. The owner of a gun shop called the "authorities" after he suspected Mateem was up to no good.
The "authorities" dropped the ball in a big big way.
It would have been stopped. Are you telling me that Mateem's name being queried by the FBI would not have raised any red flags at all...even after being interrogated by the FBI? If not, why?
The feds are trying to shift the blame, well there is apparently enough weight to be shifted back in their direction.
The feds dropped the ball Ranger. This isn't the Blaze giving a thumbs up for gun control....come on....we are all on the same team here.....mostly.
They were pointing out that Carl Higbie may have been a little loose with the "facts"....do you want the media to use his argument as a baseline for the argument of gun control?
If what they said is accurate then they are just reporting the facts like any news agency should do. Doesn't sound to me like they concluded anything - just saying.
 June 14, 2016 at 5:44pm
Could someone explain to me how the AR-15 recoil bruised his shoulder? It’s not much more recoil than a 22 rifle. The recoil spring in the stock absorbs almost all of the recoil. The guy is a liar.
That's what I thought too Ranger. It's barely got any kick at all.
I shot a .22 rifle in camp at 11 years old and an AR-15 is easy to shoot that's why I like it, as a woman I get knocked on my butt with some shot guns. What a girlie man. How embarrassing for him, I'm embarrassed for him.
My wife is 108 pounds and she shoots our AR standing with no support with no problem! When I showed her this she couldn't stop laughing at the "guy".
This "guy" is just a bi tch he is a Princess style BI TCH!!!
That guy is a super duper wuss . The AR-15 I have is got a kick of a 22 that's it!!!!!
Someone hand him a M1A.
There isn't a softer shooting centerfire weapon than an AR.
I guess if he would of shoot a 50 cal. He might have died . Or a 308 bolt action pistol . I have a had time with the pistol . I almost threw it behind me the first time firing it.
I shoot my buddy's .223 pistol every once in a while.
With one hand I might add.
It's kinda boring to me but , he loves it.
Two of my three girls shot mine with no problems! They liked it so much, I had to fight with them for my turn! I ended up giving it to one for Christmas.
@Dogs Love Freedom I'm not embarrassed for him, I'm embarrassed for anyone who knows him. His father must be mortified to have him as an offspring.
Must not had it planted well into his his shoulder That that really loud 5.56.
He's just a pansy
He ought to try shooting a .30-'06 with a hot hunting load.
I would love to see him shoot my 1889 7.62 Spanish Mauser. I would probably have to pick him up off of the ground.
I can’t say here what this guy is, but it begins with a P, and ends with ussy.
My 12 yr. old nephew just loves to shoot my M&P15. That same nephew can handle a 12 GA., but prefers the 20 GA I got him for his B-day last year. If this 'man' wants to feel a rifle kick, he should try a 7mm magnum.
My .44 magnum revolver is much louder, as is the .45. With ear protection, as this ‘man’ is wearing, not loud at all.
What ‘pistols’ has he shot before. .22′s only? Or is that another lie to make the real lie more believable?
And Goucho… His father? You must mean his two mothers…
I have seen absolute beginners shoot it without holding it to their shoulder, and if you let it get some momentum, it can bruise. Otherwise, you’re right on, he’s a p__y.
Absolutely he is a liar. Trying to make things seem more than they are. If he really was so terrified, I feel sorry for him and any off-spring he might produce. They are doomed.
Of course he's a liar; he's a prog. They live their fantasy.
I agree, he is a liar alright. He is not a man, but a cockroach
Oh by the way it was a 22 caliber.. liar he is just a pussy or making it up.
Someone needs to put this man through a Shotgun Slug school.
 June 6, 2016 at 7:54pm
Is an absolute idiotic over-reaction to every issue the new protocol in today’s military?
 June 6, 2016 at 3:26pm
Most woman are dq’d by a percentage so high that it makes changing policy utterly ludicrous and insane.
It doesn’t matter if men can or cannot control themselves. We’re talking 18-23 year old alpha males. Everything is a competition and ego. It simply is, and that isn’t going to change because some policy maker high above wants to legislate it out of existence.
Sorry, but that dog just won’t hunt.
 June 6, 2016 at 2:32pm
Yeah? Unfortunately pushing 225 isn’t the job. Nor is being able to shoot a perfect score at a shooting competition which some women can do quite well.
The job is humping a 100 pound ruck, armor, Kevlar, and weapon, all damned day. Every day. The job is killing people, sometimes kids, because Haji just loves sending their wide-eyed teen sons out to do their job.
Some women can do it, sure. Maybe 1/1000th of 1 percent, and of those an even smaller percentage would actually want to do it.
But do we turn the entire combat arms profession on it’s head to fit those few?
 June 6, 2016 at 2:18pm
When you make a mistake in re-organizing your corporation, you lose some revenue, perhaps reduce efficiency. When you make a mistake in re-organizing your military. You kill people. Good people.
 June 6, 2016 at 1:54pm
We don’t need to go into politics, accusations of misogyny, or ethics to make a rational decision regarding this, when simple biology will do.
They can’t handle the weight. They just can’t. Weapon, Armor, Kevlar, Vest, and a ruck conceived in the 7th plane of Hell, filled with a 100 pounds of food, water, a million extra batteries, and ammo, ammo, ammo. Then all this goes on your sad crying body, and you walk in an ankle turning ditch in 100+ degree heat all damned day, every damn day. Up mountains, down mountains, take knee, get up, get down, and that’s when things don’t go all to hell. When it does, you’re sprinting.
Can that 110 pound beauty queen hump a ruck all day? Not happening. Can she chuck my fat 220 pound wounded and screaming ass on her shoulders and run me a 100 yards through blistering enemy fire and carry me to safety?
Can she deal with the alpha male door kickin’ locker room BS 24-7 when half her platoon is trying to get in her pants and the other half is trying to protect from those guys (but really, just want to be her hero and get in her pants too?)
What rational woman would want that?
Ever heard a woman scream? I mean really scream when it’s real, and she’s hurt? I have, and it’s blood curdling. Primal instincts kick in so hard that you lose all reason. You just want to help her and make it stop.
We don’t change the entire military order for the tiny few Amazons that “might” be able to do this job. You just don’t.
As a woman who has never seen combat, I think mixed infantry troops are a mistake. The subject has been studied and mixed troops perform worse and are more injury prone. The United States needs to stop using the military for purposes of political correctness and restore its ability to perform its mission.
When you make a mistake in re-organizing your corporation, you lose some revenue, perhaps reduce efficiency. When you make a mistake in re-organizing your military. You kill people. Good people.
Back when women were being forced into police and fireman roles, a friend was involved in a shots fired robbery. The first two police through the door included a petite woman and he partner who was the fatality. when he was first wounded, he dropped in the robber's line of fire. The little girl could not pull him a dozen feet to relative safety and he was hit at least twice more and bleed out.She was wounded while trying to move him and was shot in the leg. She screamed for 15 to 20 minutes till a fat Italian belly crawled into the store and pulled her out. He risked his life for a screaming woman, didn't know she was a cop till he got to her.
We joked about him being a 'hormone hero', but I never would have gone in there! But, he said that too.
But hey, she's powerful. I laughed in disgust at her foolish answer.
Miss Hawaii (and/or Miss Alabama) was robbed of the crown last night.
Quote – “We don’t change the entire military order for the tiny few Amazons that “might” be able to do this job. You just don’t.” Fact: We did! The current PC thing to do is to go against every natural feeling you have in your body and soul. They winning!
Damn that was one of the most convincing comments regarding woman in the military I have ever heard. Nicely written!
 May 23, 2016 at 1:55pm
Translation: I really, really, like Sanders since he agrees on all my positions, but I can’t outright support him because the Clinton’s have long, long memories, and if she wins…well….
Gore has no obligation to the Clintons. It’s not Bill Clinton selected him as his Vice President or something… [Wait, what!??]… Ehr… Well Hillary didn’t support him when he ran for President, so… [Hmm, she did you say?]… Uh… I mean it is not like he endorsed Barack Obama over Hillary… [Really!?? You've got to be kidding me]… Well, uh, alrighty then, ManBearPig's aren’t big on loyalty.
Is it just me, or does Gore have the face of a pedophile?
 April 27, 2016 at 3:48pm
As a Cruz supporter I have to agree with your assessment. It’s a last ditch effort to switch the conversation away from Trump. Carly isn’t a bad VP choice. He’ll pick up many of the Carly supporters and it’ll bring him an edge with women.
But honestly, I believe it’s too little and wayyyyyy to late to make a difference.
I'm not a Cruz supporter, but I absolutely believe he could have done better. Out of all the conservatives in the field, he had to pick Fiorina? Why? She has a tremendous amount of baggage--not just with her tenure at HP but also with her time at Lucent--and her recent moves suggest her ties with the GOPe run deeper than many are aware.
It almost seems as though there's something more sinister afoot, as if the GOP pushed Cruz to pick someone whom they can control (recall their support of her campaign early on and the predictions she could be the one to stop Trump). Mind you, the reasons for his selection could be much simpler: It could be appeasement to the female crowd. I thought for certain the voters already made clear we've had enough appeasement.
This selection was a mistake. While we'll find out if it holds any water come next Tuesday (it won't), I don't expect it'll aid Cruz even in California (and June 7 is quite some time from now). Few there like Fiorina; those who worked under her even less so.
How many Carly supporters are there?
She was out months ago...
She's a horrible choice.She ran 2 businesses in the ground.HP says they are still trying to recover from her.
 April 27, 2016 at 1:49pm
It was a good speech, because it was fundamental. Something that gets lost in the nebulous details of foreign policy much too often. I expect the leader of every country to put THEIR country first. Every-time!’
When that is understood and accepted then it makes it easy to deal in the mishmash of geopolitics because everyone knows where they stand.
As a Cruz supporter who unlike Glenn will vote for Trump in a hot second if he is the nominee. I found the speech refreshing.
I am not a Trump fan, but this was a good speech. I'd love to believe it.
That is what an America loving President of the USA sounds like.
Trump all the way 2016
Oops, Hannity is on the radio. Time to turn on Pandora.
 March 24, 2016 at 7:20pm
This is the problem when you lose objectivity and go “all in” for a candidate. It matters not who the candidate is.
He becomes the savior of the nation, the only one who can finally set things right. The way things are supposed to be.
And it is at that moment that the desire to see that “great” man ascend to the throne becomes a singular focus. He becomes something more than a man. He becomes something necessary, and anyone that doesn’t see your “truth” must be a stupid, or a villain.
It is also at that moment that you lose your own honor and become a casualty in the culture war.
You've framed that quite well RANGER1965. I have not had a problem with Cruz whatsoever and still don't,but when Glenn gets bent on telling me who to vote for he makes me look closer at his chosen one for faults.
Take that as you will, but its not good that he's deriding everyone that only leans to another candidate.
I agree Colt. When Mitt who Glenn thinks is great even though he is just as liberal as Trump came out and slandered Trump, I went from Cruz and voted for Trump.
Maybe, Glenn is just doing all this trash talk of Trump to help get him elected.
 March 24, 2016 at 7:05pm
Enough of this prattling nonsense Glenn.
You are making judgments and condemnations in places you have no right to do so. Nor the ability, or justification..
No man does.
Cultural saber-rattling is beneath you, and does nothing but lower you to the level of those you struggle against. It’s the battlefield of the Godless, and they have the high ground in that desolate place.
At best you’ll end up as nothing but a “clanging brass” if you persist in this. At worst you’ll be just another casualty in the culture war….and not a martyr of a righteous cause.
Standing for something,and being principled, does not mean using the Accusers tactics, and becoming just like him.
The good Shepard does not destroy his own flock.
Be patient Glenn, or lose it all in meaningless fury and clamor.
Endorsements from the establishment do not help Cruz, who is running as anti-establishment.
Whatever small gains he might get from establishment voters and their panacea of legitimacy is not worth the losses from the base. This will also be used quite effectively by Trump who will hammer Ted as nothing more than an establishment politician and more of the same.
I think it would be wise for Ted to not embrace these endorsements.
 March 22, 2016 at 9:39am
Based on the responses there seems to be no middle-ground with most folks here on the Blaze. I don’t know if this is being driven by Glenn, or it’s just personal bias, but the death of reason isn’t something to be celebrated.
If that’s the price one must pay to support a candidate today, then it’s too damned high! Despite the rhetoric, Trump isn’t Hitler, or the Antichrist, and neither is Cruz. You can be “all in” for a candidate without sacrificing logic, and reducing your candidate’s opponent to evil incarnate.
Ranger, I don't get mad at my dog for being a dog, I get mad at my dog for pooping and peeing all over everything, just like I do the liberals for pooping and peeing all over humanity.
Ranger ......not destroy.....hostile take over....
Trump's destruction of the Republican party will be him handing the election to Hillary and the Congress to the Dems. We'll be fondly looking back on the days of Obama and a Republican Congress that offered a Left-of-Center Moderate SC Justice.
The Rep. party is already destroyed. They destroyed themselves long ago.
Excellent, my exact feelings, I couldn't say it better.
if trump does as you say i am sure the democrats would welcome a destruction of the republican party, they are waiting in the wings with a much powerful weapon ...the media...
unless it is done with much more consideration as i think Cruz would do and as you stated.
if the pendulum is to swing back it will never do so without the weight and pivot (where everything hinges on) of the constitution and we will have indeed moved farther away from it and it will be harder to get back to.
so either way if trump wins and blows up the republican party...the dems win!
if he is like i believe handpicked by the mainstream media they will turn on him and the dems win!
The republican party is destroying itself. all this talk about not supporting the possible nominee and adding a third party candidate. They should just tell everbody they want them to vote for Hillary so they can keep their status.
The republican party is turning into a joke.
Well stated. Had not really thought of things in that way before, but you make a very good point. I will ponder on this for sure.
thank you RANGER- I am a CRUZ voter and will vote TRUMP if that is who we get as nom keep out another D admin. ABC.. Anyone But Clinton.
I am now in the awkward position of having to defend Trump (with whom I find a lot a fault) but NOT VOTING, is just cutting nose off to spite face. A sure way make sure the opposition wins. The Trump people are everything Dems say about them, they have been caustic, nasty and lied about TED.
BUT in fairness, which is important to me, the media and other noms have LIED about Trump too. twisted his words, taken out of context, exaggerated beyond belief.
If all the sore losers here and the ones who “stand on principal” don’t vote we are doomed to more D power grabs. This was the ONE TIME, perhaps the last time, we had a chance to harvest the anger from 0butthead years. And I am not happy that anger trumped reason , beat the guy I thought most qualified and principled.
BUT not voting or voting HRC? just stupid and wasteful.
So Trump may not be the greatest but surely better by far than alternatives.
I am big on pro-Israel candidates and this rabbi explains why Trump is still a better choice than HRC http://rabbipruzansky.com/2016/03/17/trump-v-clinton/
I should have added that as much as I wanted TED CRUZ to win, Trump will have a much better chance of getting votes from INDIES and Dems. Even many of them are angry too, and know both their other choices are pure crap.
So maybe his Dem past and less emphasis on religion/abortion/gay marriage of Trump..will attract them
 March 17, 2016 at 4:13pm
If Cruz were smart he would ask Graham not to do this. Right now both Cruz and Trump are taking anti-establishment positions, in fact it is central to both of their campaigns. A Graham endorsement will do damage to Cruz, and can be used as ammunition by Trump.
I disagree. We are finally sticking it up their asses like they've been doing to us. And as I've said, it looks like the patriots are winning this fight because these jagovs have been drug by their hair into supporting Cruz or Trump.
It's too late to brand Cruz establishmemt. He's the one who's been kicking them in the nuts for the last four years.
 March 8, 2016 at 5:02pm
During this election I am voting for the complete and utter destruction of the Republican Party. It is my hope that something more Libertarian, more conservative, and frankly more “Real” will arise from those ashes.
To that end I am voting for Cruz because I believe he is he best candidate to change this party and usher in something better and more accountable. However, if Trump manages to be the Nominee I will happily vote for him as well. Because both men will accomplish what I want.
Trump isn’t fit to shine Cruz’s shoes…he will accomplish nothing. With all the “deal making” he does, that friggin wall will be 4 inches tall in the end, if it’s built at all
The GOP died shortly after the 2014 elections....they just don't realize it yet.
For a party who rose from the failure of the Whigs, it looks like the current eGOP will again be the Whigs...
Trump is NOT the one to bring about a revival. He is 0bama with a better suit and a different hairdo.
DC is the problem - our cure is God Almighty - just as our founders knew.
"Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.- Joel 2:12-13
The Constitution supersedes all parties. If the only constitutionalist left in the race, Ted Cruz, does not become the nominee I will write in Ted Cruz. I swore an oath as well, to support and defend the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. I will vote for him again in 2020 even if it's not in the Republican Party.
There is a reason that you made Ranger. I agree.
Open Your Spiritual Eyes!
Ted Cruz: Illegal Alien? NO PAPERS (Canada Born - Entered Illegally in 1974)?
The con man CRUZ the deceiver, thief, dirty tricks, crook a wolf dress in sheep clothing
(Real Eyes Realize Real Lies..)