User Profile: toadicusrex


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  • [1] April 28, 2016 at 6:22pm

    I have to say that I appreciate a good discussion, particularly with mutual respect. Thank you for your kind words, and your opinions. Keep up the fight! And whichever way the stars align, we’ll be on the same side come November.

  • [2] April 28, 2016 at 4:44pm

    Couldn’t ask for a better endorsement.

  • [1] April 28, 2016 at 4:02pm

    In the end, I’m long winded.

    Here’s the long and short. People think Trump has completely flipped the tables on the media. That’s only because the media hasn’t yet gone after him, not because Trump is so extremely talented. Have you seen anything really on impending lawsuit against his “Trump University”? No? Yet he’s a presidential candidate? That’s one example… but it’s a pretty damning one.

    So that’s why the arguments I applied in my original post don’t work when applied to Cruz. Different situation.

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  • [1] April 28, 2016 at 3:53pm

    Hi MrOldTimer,

    So here’s why that list doesn’t work for Cruz.

    First, Trump hasn’t been a thorn in the democrat’s side for years; he’s been funding many of them. In my opinion, that’s why democrats were crossing over in the first place, to make sure Cruz wouldn’t win.

    Second, Cruz hasn’t received favorable press at all, IMHO. Trump has thrown out bogus “Cruz is from Canada and therefore ineligible” and “Lyin’ Ted is stealing the election” and media parrots him. Sure, the heat will turn up even more if Cruz comes away with it, but with Trump their just biding their time, until the primary is over. Trump hasn’t really had to face anything so far.

    Third, Cruz actually has substance to his policies.

    Fourth, sure, nobody’s perfect. The point was that the barbs are already out for Cruz. Trump really hasn’t had to deal with anything; even his Trump University scandal hasn’t gotten much press at all, though there is a pending trial that… if I’m not mistaken…. goes to trial the day that the convention is over. I could be wrong on that.

    Look, let’s be real. Sure, the pressure is going to turn up for whoever wins the primary. That wasn’t my point. My point was that you haven’t seen Trump being attacked yet. And that fact is by design, by the left and their willing accomplices in the media. After the primary, though, should he win, the pressure will increase. Trump hasn’t really said anything of substance yet, and in the long run that’s going to very damaging.

  • April 28, 2016 at 3:26am

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  • [2] April 28, 2016 at 2:55am

    No, you didn’t strike a nerve, it’s a vapid comment. So let’s talk about Trump then, genius.

  • [1] April 28, 2016 at 2:32am

    I’d like to offer this prognostication tonight as my sense of déjà vu is in full effect. And sorry in advance.
    So Election night 2016 (should Trump win) will go something like this.

    1. We’ll be not surprised that most of the democrats that were flocking to Trump’s campaign because of how popular he was turned out to just be stacking the primary so the election would be just one progressive democrat against one progressive republican. Most will have gone back to voting democrat by then.

    2. The very favorable press Trump had received will have disappeared – almost as soon as the primary was over. Magically Trump will have become the enemy, and since he is a very flawed individual, will be easy to paint as such. Surprise, folks, you’re being manipulated. Happened with both McCain and Romney.

    3. Buyer’s remorse will have set in. After the primary, the media will suddenly really care about the substance of Trumps “policies”. And “it’s gonna be great” suddenly won’t even be a good answer. Amazingly, the press will start to talk about this, too.

    4. The fact that Trump has a lot of character flaws, including his marital infidelities, bad business practices, historical policy statements, etc. ad nauseum will finally take center stage, now that the republicans are stuck. Funny how Hillary has been so willing to be silent on the republican race, isn’t it?

    I hope I’m wrong, but history is kind of a funny thing.

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  • April 27, 2016 at 6:26pm

    Are you serious? The Trump Voter Handbook? Really? Facts?

    Never mind, you won’t understand.

  • [1] April 27, 2016 at 6:24pm

    Well, while I’m not particularly thrilled about Fiorina as VP, I imagine there are some that are. Personally I’m glad it’s not Rubio or someone else entrenched in the establishment, as that would give credence to some of Trump’s complaints.

    Note to the Trumpeters: You should really find out what “establishment” means before trying to say that Cruz is the epitome of it. The term has been around for a long time, and just because Trump isn’t “in” Washington doesn’t mean he “isn’t” establishment. Trump has his tentacles all over them, and funny enough… mostly liberals and progressives… makes thinking people think, anyway.

    Anyway, not particularly excited about it, but it could be worse. Personally I would have rather seen Mike Lee, but I understand he wasn’t interested.

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  • April 27, 2016 at 6:06pm

    You didn’t have to read it. I’m not your babysitter. And nobody appointed me a teacher. Afraid of opinions that don’t match your own?

  • [2] April 27, 2016 at 2:47pm


    De facto amnesty.

    Do I have to go on? Seriously, I can make a list. You call that gridlock? Republicans have given in to EVERYTHING! So yeah, I’d take gridlock over ANY more of those types of things being passed.

    So YES, I’d take gridlock over that.

  • [-1] April 27, 2016 at 2:25pm

    LOL! I hadn’t put that together, but yeah… Thanks, I needed the laugh.

  • [-1] April 27, 2016 at 2:23pm


    While it bothers me, it is also the case that there are more than 4 women in the world that would say whatever was necessary to bring down Cruz. Honestly – it bothers me, but I have to take it with a grain of salt until there’s definitive proof of something.

    Yes, more than one witness, but yeah, it’s not like there aren’t a flood of people willing to say anything about anyone for a few bucks. So I’m withholding judgment on that for the time being.

    By that same token, if you look at what is happening in the campaign and in the world in general… it wouldn’t surprise me if anyone that ran for office wouldn’t get a degree of smear, deserved or not. It is a dark time.

  • [5] April 27, 2016 at 1:50pm

    First, there is no actual evidence to date that your adultery claims are true. So there’s that.

    Second, perhaps you thought Trumpeter was a pejorative. It wasn’t. But thanks.

    Third, I guess you didn’t learn from Obama that “change” isn’t necessarily a good thing. Turning the system “on its head” is great, if you know where you’re going. The people of France thought their revolution was fantastic, getting rid of the aristocracy, until.. well… Robespierre et. al.

    I get the car analogy too. With Trump, you’re just trying to see how fast the car will go, only to slam into the side of the mountain to avoid the cliff.

  • [7] April 27, 2016 at 1:45pm

    If by “working together” you mean what has been done in the last while, I’ll take gridlock, thank you. I’d rather have gridlock than have the progressive self-destruction of our country take place before our eyes.

    Those who won’t learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.

  • [6] April 27, 2016 at 1:26pm

    Thank you for illustrating the point.

  • [28] April 27, 2016 at 1:19pm


    Just an open letter from me to you. I imagine it won’t mean much to you, but I can live with that.

    Conservatives lost in ’08 because of a progressive primary winner, McCain.
    Conservatives lost in ’12 because of a progressive primary winner, Romney.
    Conservatives are on the precipice of losing in ’16 because of a progressive candidate, Trump.

    I wish I could help you to understand why many of us, but since I don’t speak for everyone.. why I am angry at you. You have sacrificed your values for a “public persona”. You don’t consider his real record; every fact that points to him being a progressive you blow off. You are excited when he says empty fluff stuff like “the wall just got 10 feet higher” as though policy is based on Mexico’s response to him – you think that’s actual policy. You seem to like it when he makes personal attacks on people. You seem to like it when he says nothing substantial, but sounds good (“It’s gonna be really really great. You wait. It’s gonna be great. Huge. It’s gonna be fantastic. The best ever. You wait.”). He says things without considering consequences.

    He sounds like a liberal to me. You think that sounds conservative? Maybe our definition of conservative is not the same.

    He doesn’t know or respect the constitution. He hasn’t got the knowledge (or balls) to explain why the candidate that wins can’t just have “close to 1237″, they have to have more than that.

    The sad thing is you won’t understand until it’s too late.

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  • [6] April 27, 2016 at 12:23pm

    Wow. Pot calling the kettle…. And sccocope, that actually makes no sense unless you’re completely ignorant of the record.

  • [18] April 27, 2016 at 9:59am

    Exactly. That’s the problem. Trump doesn’t care what gets in his way, even if it’s there for good reasons; he will whine and moan until he gets his way.

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