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I would like someone, anyone, particularly republicans (and especially Ted Cruz) TO EXPLAIN TO ME HOW ON EARTH he plans to WIN a general election…across an America that does NOT give a fig about his brand of “values” especially those that say gays should NOT be able to marry whomever they choose – and that undocumented immigrants should be rounded up and deported even if they’ve lived in the U.S. for decades!
(I’m not asking how Cruz plans to campaign and what his strategy is). I just want Cruz to explain to me:
1. WHICH are THE states that he sees himself WINNING in a general election?
2. More specifically, among the states that President Obama won, which are the ones Cruz sees will go to him in 2016 ?
3. Does he see himself winning California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts etc?
4. Does Cruz see himself winning over Democrats and Independents?
5. Does Cruz see himself winning the BLACK vote?
6. Does Cruz see himself winning the Hispanic vote?
7. Does Cruz see himself winning the Immigrant vote?
8. Does Cruz see himself winning with the Gay/Transgender community?
9. Or do republicans think that they can win a presidential election with only the “conservative” vote?
10. Does Cruz understand that he is winning with only the Tea Party faction within the Republican Party?Unlike Donald Trump, he has so far NOT pulled in a diverse demographic.
Moderate, aka “Establishment” republicans DON’T like Cruz – they don’t want him as their nominee. (Yes, they’re now saying they may hold their nose and vote for him just to oppose Donald Trump) but HE is not their first or even second or any choice. But he thinks that the nation likes him – when his own republicans find him too extreme!
11. The Republican Party is a joke – it has long tried to SUPPRESS voting by poor people, minorities/immigrants. NOW it’s coming up with ways to try to suppress voting by its OWN republicans. That should be easy give the GOP’s history!
The God republicans like to laud so much (when it suits them) is indeed alive — and laughing!
The way I see it, even if every old or poorly educated or rural Tea Party white person who’s never voted turns out to vote for Cruz, (will Trump’s coalition vote for Cruz?) he still needs the rest of us, don’t he? Or do he?
Maybe he don’t – bring it on!
I can already see the ads reminding us about the government shutdown…and threatened shutdowns…and NO compromise…and the efforts he led, SUCCESSFULLY, to DERAIL Immigration Reform and to CHALLENGE Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and to BLOCK President Obama’s executive Order on Immigration.
Hispanics, the fastest growing voting bloc, just LOVE Ted Cruz. Trump says he would deport the undocumented and “let them come back” with conditions. Cruz says: I’ll round you up and DEPORT you and you can take your U.S. born kids with you plus YOU WILL NOT EVER COME BACK IF I CAN HELP IT! Such Christian charity and compassion…such values!
As of 2013, Cuban immigrants made up nearly 3-percent of the immigrants living in America…that’s MORE than a million Cuban immigrants who, incidentally, are NOT taking U.S. jobs – they’re all somehow working in Florida for Fidel Castro. (I’m NOT bashing YOU, Cuban immigrant. I’m an immigrant too! Just calling out Cruz on immigrants taking U.S. jobs!)
Like I said: BRING IT ON!
Because democrats may not be flocking to the Primaries like republicans are right now, but rest assured, a nominee Cruz WOULD BRING every old or poorly educated or urban black, Hispanic, immigrant, gay person out of the woodwork too!
Did I say “bring it on!”? Let’s cruise…Cruz!
Photos: Google images
Republicans are ALWAYS trying to negate the votes of SOMEBODY they DO NOT LIKE…
They’ve done it for decades to black people, Asians, Hispanics – especially poor, disenfranchised urban minorities who vote Democrat. So it pleases me greatly to see them trying to do it to their OWN people NOW.
My question is: WHY is the GOP Establishment trying to negate the vote of their own republican voters?
They’re focusing on Trump, instead of focusing on the people voting FOR Trump!
It’s no wonder these disenfranchised republicans are angry. The GOP “establishment” is STILL not getting it. These voters who are supporting Trump LIKE what Trump is saying and whatever it is that they think Trump stands for.
But the clueless GOP “Establishment” just announced that the GOP is going to pour millions into a new super PAC – The “Our Principles” (snigger) PAC – to derail Trump. Guess who is going to run it? Tim Miller, the former communications director for the Jeb Bush campaign. So we already KNOW how successful that will be!
But to think, that after all these people have voted, and spoken, the GOP is planning to derail the person they voted for! Well THAT will go down well. I can already see these Trump supporters rushing to vote for whomever the “establishment” decides to choose for them!
I cannot STAND Marco Rubio! I call him Marco No Polo!
Why, you ask?
Because point number one, he is UNGRATEFUL:
Marco Rubio could have told the Republican “Establishment” :
“Yes, I know you want me to run as your candidate for President…to be the republican party’s nominee for 2016. But I have to say No. It’s not that I don’t want to run, but I’d be running against my friend and mentor Jeb Bush. I was his protege and I don’t feel right going up against him. I am still young. In 4 years I’ll be 48 and in 8 years I’ll be 52, still young enough to run for president. Plus as a 2-term Senator with no executive experience, if Jeb wins, I can get a position in his administration which will broaden my experience and build my credentials.”
Then, Rubio would come out smelling like an angel (however angels smell) and Rubio would have the eternal devotion and support of the Bush family and their backers/supporters/political machine so that when he did make a run, he’d be very well-positioned indeed!
But no, blinded by equally blind ambition, Rubio rushes ahead, and competes with Bush to be “the” Establishment candidate; then while professing LOVE for his mentor, he turns around and attacks poor Jeb, effectively derailing Bush’s stuttering campaign and earning the wrath (eternal) of the Bush family and their supporters.
Yep, I don’t think the Bush family loves Marco very much…and neither do I or the voters in Florida!
Point number 2: His position on Immigration.
You can go back in time and read posts I did when Marco, NO Polo, was part of the Gang Of Eight Congressmen working on Immigration Reform. But the moment, nah, the nano-second Rubio decided that making a run for President was in his future, he did a 180-degree.
Now he has the AUDACITY to insist that HE will END President Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration called DACA: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It allows the kids of undocumented immigrants in the USA to get a Social Security number and work permit…that they renew about every 2-years. The majority of these young immigrants are Hispanic, like Rubio. Many entered with their parents 10, 15 years ago when they were toddlers. However, Marco now says, unequivocally, that he will end DACA – that DACA is unconstitutional.
How about the U.S. ENDING the concept that as soon as an ILLEGAL Cuban IMMIGRANT touches U.S. soil he or she is GUARANTEED asylum. THAT needs to end, Rubio?!
See Reuters article: Time to end special privileges for Cuban immigrantshttp://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/05/time-to-end-special-privileges-for-cuban-immigrants/
And finally, I dislike Rubio for his plasticity, his programmed responses that make me see him as a younger version of Mitt Romney. HE is Romney 2-point-0!
So go ahead Rubio, hire someone to break Trump’s knees so you can get the nomination…
Apparently when Rubio speaks at debates and Town Halls and other gatherings, the world watches and hears him, but Trump has apparently put a 6-month delay on U.S. TV’s, so voters are NOT hearing Rubio, they can only hear Trump….and THAT’s why they’re not voting for Rubio.
Naturally, voters just LOOOVE what Rubio is saying, they support all his policies wholeheartedly, they just Looove the fact that he is the “Establishment” candidate especially as those people voting for Trump Looove the ESTABLISHMENT SO MUCH…
But that Donald Trump, he is just STANDING in Rubio’s way – Rubio’s anointed way. How dare Trump!
And if Beyonce or Lady Gaga go away, I will get a recording contract. Yep, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, heck you too, Sam Smith – just go away so people can buy those records I will make – soon as you go away!
Oh, and Rubio – any voters you chased from Trump went to Ted Cruz…ha ha! HA!!!
Hey Marco, if the people won’t follow…?
Photos: Courtesy Getty’s Images.
I foresee very interesting times indeed – now that Texas senator and presidential hopeful? Ted Cruz has released his birth certificate…
I thought I’d forgotten my Geography, so I looked up Canada – and I found out it is the 51st State…
I did NOT know that…did you?
Don’t worry – that might change soon.
Yep. Seems Senate Republicans, led by Senator Cruz, from Texas…er, I mean Canada, tried to sneak a provision into the Immigration Reform Bill now before the House. Cruz wants Canada to hold the first Republican Primary and House Republicans are fighting the idea…
That’s why they’re really holding up the Immigration Bill – it’s not because they’re racist or anti-immigrant or because they fear immigrant voting power or immigrants pushing the majority/minority proverbial ax waiting to fall!
The answer is obvious: Republicans just don’t want Senator Cruz to run for President…because they prefer Marco Rubio!
So Boehner’s hands are tied! It’s too soon for him to show favorites for 2016, but he can’t exactly alienate Cruz either – so he’s stalling on the Immigration Bill…
Rand Paul, who also wants to run for president, urged Cruz to push for the primary in Canada, naturally, because Paul knows Cruz, the Canadian will really go down well in the Heartland.
Cruz released a copy of his birth certificate over the Aug 17, 2013 weekend. Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada in December 1970. An expert in Canadian law told one newspaper, Cruz IS a Canadian.
Conservatives now say: The child of a U.S. citizen is considered by most constitutional commentators to be eligible for the presidency, regardless of where they were born…UNLESS of course you are Barack Obama.
Meantime, Democrats are furiously researching if Canada is indeed a legal part of the union – and if it could stand a legal challenge from Hawaii, which is now losing it’s last state to be added to the Union status – and is NOT pleased, at all!
Birthers, who NOW believe that Obama was born in Hawaii, British Columbia – are flocking to Canada to support Cruz…
Donald Trump says he always knew Canada was part of the union…and from the very beginning that’s why he sent people there to uncover Cruz’s…er, Obama’s parentage. Trump says he knows the Democrats will try to say Cruz is not eligible to run for president, so he’s paying an illegal immigrant a million dollars to marry Cruz so Cruz can get his papers…just in case. To be sure…
(NO, no – The potential wife is an Hispanic person who was BORN in Arizona but to Trump they’re ALL illegal, anyway…)
Meantime, one of President Obama’s relatives in Kenya is telling the others:
“I know we should have put Canada on the birth certificate instead of Hawaii, but no, YOU had to INSIST on Hawaii because you were too cheap to pay the money the Canadians were asking for. You went with Hawaii because the guy in the birth certificate office in Hawaii only wanted somewhere to stay in Kansas. Now see…I told you!”
So if you’re born in Canada are you:
- MORE American and eligible to run for president than a person born in Hawaii?
- Less eligible?
- Just as eligible?
- NOT eligible?
- What is eligible?
- Don’t care – not a Birther?
- DO CARE – payback for Obama?
As for me, I’m just going to sit back and see how Republicans play this one.
Darn! But don’t I love the saying: What goes around – never around…or down..or up!
Er, I don’t mean Mitt Romney…
Nor do I see an issue…
‘Cause Cruz is not going to be president in 2016. Nor Rand Paul or Marco Rubio…
Shhh. Don’t tell anyone, but Pierre Trudeau is filing papers as we speak…to run for 2016.
Don’t know who Pierre Trudeau IS?
Aren’t you an American?
And he’s NOT dead. Who told you such a lie…must be Republicans!!!