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.
 April 28, 2016 at 4:44pm
Couldn’t ask for a better endorsement.
 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.
Wow. What a great reply! I mean, we disagree on candidates, but what a GREAT reply.
I'm one of those who think Trump manages media however I confess I have never heard your argument before.
I'm long winded too, but I think you have pretty much said it all. I find I can't argue with you to anything but a draw.
We're gonna find out in June.
The howitzers will come out four seconds after the winner is announced. In this case, frankly, I hope we're both right about the winner handling the onslaught.
In the past we lost with only the lefties and media to contend with. This year add in the establishment. It's a pretty hefty hill to climb for anyone.
Keep up the good work Mr. toadi.
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.
Yes I have seen several reports of the impending Trump suits. Trump will shed those faster than Clinton threw Americans lives away in Benghazi. I feel Clintions’s transgressions are going to get more attention than people who can’t be bothered to read a contract I guarantee you they signed. The only reason anyone will notice is because the Judge set the court date on the same day as the start of the Convention.
Cruz job at this point is to keep Trump off Hillary until she beats Bernie and she has the Left locked down. The simplest solution would be to go after her now and let the Bernie supporters toss her out. Since Ted is staying in Republicans will have to go 1V1 against the top Liberal slogan machines such as “Isn’t it time for a Woman President?” and they will deploy all SJW and Fem/Diversity attacks possible.
The David Duke farce with the KKK BS is going to be chump change by comparison. Trump will be a Jackbooted, Racist, Bigot, Nazi, Privileged, Mansplaining, Right-Wing, Religious Cult Leader, Neo-Con, Facists, ETC, ETC, candidate before they are done pointing and screaming. With Bernie having the Dem side it would be a cake walk by comparison.
The media is going to do what they are going to do. No point at this stage in the game crying about it. The focus now is what is it going to take for the right to unite and not be afraid to hit a woMAN for a change. Cruz would have to fight one handed Trump is going to be throwing combos dancing like a chubby bee.
 April 28, 2016 at 3:53pm
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.
No, you didn’t strike a nerve, it’s a vapid comment. So let’s talk about Trump then, genius.
 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.
Are you serious? The Trump Voter Handbook? Really? Facts?
Never mind, you won’t understand.
 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.
rex: Carly keeps it interesting. At least Sen. Cruz didn't pick "one in forty six" Kasich. The Cruz/Kasich collusion is now history. He was only posturing for a V.P slot in Cleveland, offering Ohio as an apple to the teacher.
Ask yourself why Mike Les was not interested. Could it be that inspite their conservative values they just don't get along Ned don't get much accomplished?
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?
 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.
 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.
 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.
 April 27, 2016 at 1:26pm
Thank you for illustrating the point.
 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.
Are you done? Good. Oh, the wall just got 20ft higher. 'Merica!
Check the national polls daily, you might just see something is changing. The polls are showing almost a tie now. This will give you the history of the polls, the biggest group of polls.
And here is one showing Cruz vs Clinton.
Cruzhole, just a response from me to you. I imagine it won't mean much to you, but I can live with that.
You don't understand why we support Trump. You think it is about ideology or being conservative. It is not. Its about a corrupt system that needs changing. Repubs have become Dems-lite. There are no difference between them anymore. Both are heading America to the cliff. Dems are driving at 100mph, and Repubs are driving at 55. The only difference is the speed, but the direction is the same. Cruz is no different from Hillary. They are both part of the system. How Cruz has been playing the system to his favor, to gain delegates without voters actually wanting him only proves that point. He's playing the "Christian" card to get your votes. Nothing about his life and actions prove that he is a Christian, in fact they prove the opposite.
I am supporting Trump because he is turning the system upside down. He is showing the corruption of Fox News, The Blaze, and many other "conservative" pundits. If he takes us over the cliff, so what, that's where Cruz and Hillary would take us. At least the ride will be much more fun with The Donald driving.
Until you get why we are supporting him, you will never understand why we are not buying your arguments to support a serial adultery (not talking about Bubba).
The sad thing is that it is too late for lusTED, and you still don't understand.
I love that your "Progressive" if you even consider working with Dems on ANY ISSUE. You can still vote Republican 90% of the time, but your Progressive because Becks Bible Brigade says so.
Hey Toad, John McCain has done more for his country last week then you will do in an entire lifetime. He was beaten and kept as a POW for MANY years. He was offered the chance to go home, and chose not to. Therefore I will take his advise over yours any day in terms of what is good for our country. He has literally Bled for it.
You are just like your god Glenn Beck. He goes on Howard Stern and says "We gotta stop Man....we need to find the people who we disagree with and work together to come to common ground on these issues", then Stern says....." Well how can you say that because you support Ted Cruz and he doesn't wok with any Dems"....Beck says....."Good!". What a dummy!
Then Beck goes and hands out soccer balls and teddy bears while feeding the illegals coming into our country, can you imagine if John MCcain did that????? Oh, but Bech says, it was humanitaian.......hahahahhahahahahha. Oh, so when you do it, its ok???? Anyone else does it and they are a progressive......RRRRRight....
Dems & Repub's need to WORK TOGETHER for stuff to get DONE. So you go ahead and vote for Cruz, He will never work across the isle with Dems, therefore we would have gridlock for 4 more years, oh wait.....he has no chance of winning, so no we wont.
Seriously, when Trump started running, I was reminded of Baron Bombast in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
THANK YOU Toadi! You do speak for me, and I couldn't have said it better.
However, I'm almost past wearing out my voice and my fingers in the pointless effort to educate these reality show fans who have the attention span of a gnat, and have re-doubled my efforts to prepare for the "too late" part....
Thank you for the winning post of the day!!!!
All I heard was croak croak croak. Who appointed you a teacher?
 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.
 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.
If his way saves our financial bacon and sovereignty I DONT CARE. The RINOs (NWO / open borders crowd) AND the democrats will surely carry us down to parity with any other third world country left to their own.
So ends justify the means for you then. What if a future president/candidate were seize the power to impose taxes and direct control of government spending selling the idea that it's to ensure the tax system is fair and that the country would be better off budget wise?
How far would you let trump run on 'his way', exactly what and how much would you be willing to compromise on in order to have satisfactory financial bacon and sovereignty? At what point will you say enough?
I suggest you take extreme caution with "ends justify the means" because the means might just be something you won't agree with, a line you won't want to be crossed and/or a comprise you won't want to make.