Cruz eyes double-agent delegates in bid to snatch GOP nomination from Trump

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April 14, 2016

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Sen. Ted Cruz’s hopes for winning the Republican presidential nomination outright have faded, and he has shifted to a strategy of gaming the rules, angling to send enough double-agent delegates to the July convention to snatch victory from front-runner Donald Trump.

It’s a major reversal for Mr. Cruz, who just weeks ago insisted he would win the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination before the convention. But major wins in Utah, Wisconsin and Colorado have not closed the gap, with a series of East Coast primaries looming.

Now the best option for the senator from Texas is trench warfare at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

“I think it’s very simple. The odds are now very high that we go to a contested convention,” he said in a radio interview Tuesday with conservative media honcho Glenn Beck, who has endorsed Mr. Cruz.

  • Eleanor Cummings

    Double agent delegates?? Is that where, like spies, they can accept bribes from both sides of the table??

  • Harvey Thomas Creech

    To BEGIDA, I just read a partial interview with a couple of Ted Cruz’ bodyguards in which the question was asked, “Is Ted Cruz in private the same guy we see in public? Is he authentic? The bodyguards, who didn’t have to answer the question if they didn’t want to – they could have refused or said ‘no comment’ volunteered that Ted is absolutely authentic, that what we the public see and hear from him is the way he is all the time, In other words, not a phony or a pious hypocrite. I know you won’t change your mind about Cruz based on that because you hold an irrational hate for the man, but I had to post it anyway.

  • 1IndianaSeniorCitizen2

    In other words, the only way he can win is to cheat! What a sorry candidate for President of the United States

  • Eleanor Cummings

    Did you know it is considered legal to offer bribes and payoffs for delegates? What kind of a corrupt system is this when you can use cash, gifts and vacations to garner needed delegates, according to Steven Houser!! And this is exactly what Cruz is doing! Just WHO ARE these “delegates”? How are they chosen for that role? The people most definitely did NOT get to “vote” them in, which means they were hand-picked by the party elites! . Also, the GOP can change rules on the eve of the convention. They just do whatever suits them! They have no moral compass, but they will find out that the silent majority is no longer silent!! I’m thinking that they figure their bought-and-paid for or otherwise bribed “delegates” are all the “votes” they need. NOW, HOW DOES ONE GETS THE NAMES OF THESE STATE DELEGATES?? We the voters have the right to know who’s usurping our votes!! If they are holding ANY kind of office, they should be voted out – ASAP! We the voters have the right to know who’s usurping our votes!!

  • champion2211

    Cruz you ought to be very comfortable with this double dealing in any attempt to steal delegates. Not people but more delegates. Well after NY there is no chance for you to get anywhere of what is needed and Trump will still be leading you. You are crooked, double dealing as well as a rotten human being. I will never vote for you no matter what and even if you might get the nomination I will still write Trumps name in the bottom for President. Hope you have nothing but bad luck. Trump 32016
    Do unto others as you would have done to you. You are doing quite the opposite.

  • Eddie

    Con artist and pathological liar Donald Trump is clearly UNFIT to be President. He claims to be such a “dealmaker”, but he doesn’t even understand or know how to deal with the convention rules. All the phony Trump does is whine, hurl obscenities, make unfounded accusations, defraud college students threaten delegates, attempt to seize property from elderly ladies under the guise of “eminent domain” in order to build a parking lot for his limos, and have his storm troopers assault female reporters. Trump is a fraud, a bully and a thug. .

  • Colo43

    No matter how they tear Trump apart, He’s still getting my vote- even if comes down a write in.

  • monongahela

    Cruz is king of snakes, I don`t trust him one bit. He is very smart but then so is satan and they seem alot alike

    • Barrustio

      Oh please what would an atheist know.

      • monongahela

        ????

  • cathylovesyou

    Surprise Cruz is a fighter, smart, knows his business and it outsmarting Trump. Trump because of inexperience and not hiring people with knowledge of the set ups arranged by the Politicians is getting hurt and its legal. His screaming is like someone who goes to court and acts as his own lawyer. Also he can’t stop his useless fighting, as he knows you can win if you are right, but make sure you are right first, otherwise you waste time and start to look like a loser. Republicans still haven’t learned people are angry with them and they just won’t train in the Gym when going up against street fighters. A kick to the groin and then it Lets Talk.

  • Dear NRC and GOP,

    I, just like millions of Americans, will only vote for Trump. I wouldn’t vote for evangelist Cruz even if my life depended upon it.
    If you want to United the Republican Party then get behind the man who’s brought millions of Americans to the polls. Trump is the only republican who will beat Hillary or Bernie. Face the facts.

    If there happens to be a brokered convention and the RNC and GOP steal the nomination from Donald Trump, Trump supports WILL NOT VOTE FOR whoever you put on the ballot. I would vote for Hillary just for spite along with other Trump supporters. Some would just stay home and not vote at all. Some would write Trump’s name in which would do no good.

    STOP DIVIDING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!

    GET BEHIND TRUMP or watch the Republican Party die.

    • Jeanne Stotler

      If Trump is denied nomination, WRITE IN TRUMP, if we all, who want our choice do a write in, we will send a message to RNC and could, if all do it, put him in WH

    • Barrustio

      And your hopes of getting 75% of women to vote for Trump is wishful thinking. Hillary will mop the floor with him…the only one who can beat Hillary is Cruz that’s why Democrats are voting for Trump…not because he’s converted them but because they know he will be easier to beat in the generals. wake up people …your’e handing this to Hillary with a bow tied to it.

  • Seedman

    This article could just as well started out with Donald Trump’s hopes for winning the Republican presidential nomination outright have faded. Donald said to expect a surprise in Wisconsin. No surprise there. Then there was Colorado. No surprise there either. I am looking forward to what happens at the convention.

    • Dennis

      RNC = Snake Pit!
      Go Trump!

    • Barrustio

      Whenever you read these articles, you have to consider the leaning, hopes and wishes of the author. This one is as obvious as a red ball in a barrel of white ones.

  • Webb

    Trump or Cruz…
    Our Problem is with the system of delegates…on both sides!
    We need Just A Populace Vote Period…That’s the only Rule we need and Its way past time….

    • Barrustio

      Actually in fairness to ALL voters, the votes of those who voted for candidates who dropped out, should have a voice by selecting their second choice of the remaining candidates. One cannot assume that the winner of the majority of votes would have those votes had the race begun as a two man race.

  • Steve Gifford

    I am voting for Trump! Do I know he is going to do what he says if he gets in office. No I don’t but if you vote for Any other candidate you know what you will get. More of the same! I am not thrilled with all that Trump has said and done but he is the least politically correct candidate. The last thing we need is more political correctness. Being politically correct means being nice to all the people who are trampling all over the beliefs of about 80 percent of the people so we don’t hurt the feelings of tiny minority that want to corrupt us all. I am supporting Trump because if he does what he says American will be great again. If we vote anyone else in, America will continue its spiral downward!

    • Barrustio

      Believe me when I say that nobody in Congress thought it was politically correct for Cruz to force them to work when they were ready to take a vacation. He has never sat on his *ss but has done what his constituents have voted him in to do. The experience and desire to serve the people is what we need, not someone who changes stances as often as he changes socks.

      • nodo

        Thank you! Agree completely.

      • Eleanor Cummings

        Ted Cruz?? That lying, oath breaking, back stabbing POS???!!

        Cruz was a favorite of mine on a Trump/Cruz ticket up to around February. I’ll not say he has done NO good at all, but his AGENDA is diferent than most people know. Because I am retired disabled l’ve had time to do extensive research, starting around July last year, ALL candidates and ALL parties . Yes, I was VERY disappointed in Ted, but then, such is life. Some things he did because of NWO. He is the appointed messiah/savior of the radical Christian sect of 7 Mountains Dominionism that seeks to place their members in control of our culture and create a NWO though the domination of business, government, media, arts & entertainment, education, family, and religion. Check it out. (https://themarshallreport.wordpress.com/2016/01/12/cruz-and-his-seven-mountain-dominionism/

        Ted Cruz has only been a citizen of the U.S. for about 19 months! He renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2014 so he could run for president. His father didn’t even get his citizenship to the US until Cruz decided to run for Senate. All this bull about his escaping Cuba and coming to the USA? He moved to Canada. months! Obama wasn’t born here, so I guess Ted figures, why not!!. Look up “67 REASONS NOT TO VOTE FOR CRUZ”. Is he even a legal senator??? Isn’t a senator required to be at least a “naturalized citizen” at least 9 years before running for the senate?? Ted Cruz seems to be breaking quite a few laws lately. There are also other reasons that he is not constitutionally eligible, including the fact that both of his parents were NOT U.S. Citizens when he was born, only his mother was. He, Bush, and many of our rich professional politicians support NWO, along with Clinton, and Obama!

        Cruz will also do anything to take the spotlight off the fact that he is IN THE POCKET OF THE BIG BANKS (including Soros) that gave him MILLIONS TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT! (A wise man said “When a poor man gives to a politician it’s a donation When a rich man gives to a politician it’s an investment”.) Furthermore, Cruz certainly doesn’t want the AMERICAN PUBLIC to know that his wife Heidi is a MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS AND VOTED TO MERGE AMERICA, MEXICO AND CANADA!! Which explains his WEAK position on Immigration! (This part I found scary)! Wise up, he’s not who you think he is but claims to be! Meet the REAL Ted and Heidi Cruz!!! https://themarshallreport.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/heidi-and-ted-cruz-big-bold-world-connections-with-no-corn-field-in-sight/

        Now go back and listen to his ORIGINAL speeches when his campaign first started, especially what his stance was on immigration and open borders. THEN LISTEN TO TRUMP’S ORIGINAL SPEECHES!! A bit of plagiarizing on Ted’s part, wouldn’t you say? He stole Trump’s speeches, almost word for word. Now that takes audacity!!

        And the RNC/GOP is well aware of this, and yet they’ll use everything in their book of ‘dirty tactics’ to declare Cruz eligible so they can use him to draw votes and ‘bought-and-paid-for delegates away from Trump. ( I look for the RNC to use Cruz to draw delegates away from Trump, then they’ll prove him ineligible and hold their “brokered convention”, nominating easily controlled Jeb Bush or Paul Ryan). What fine, upstanding, honest members of the GOP – they are not!! They should NOT hold ANY office in our land. They have proven to us, the voters, that they have little to no respect for our position on illegal immigration, our protection from terrorism, our economy, and the treatment of our military, both active and inactive! They just keep on doing what they want for their OWN benefit – without our consent, treating us like childish sheeple. They have failed us, so they no longer deserve our respect, or our support. That is the reason we want business and career people nominated, over their establishment professional OATH-BREAKING, BACK-STABBING politicians. The “silent majority” is no longer silent!! We are ANGRY! WE ARE FED UP WITH THEM – BIG TIME! Okay then, let’s show them a MAJOR LANDSLIDE, Trumpeters!! A LANDSLIDE like they’ve never seen before! We can do it!! JUMP ON THE TRUMP TRAIN!!! Check out this link Trumpsters and sign the WE WILL WALK petition. http://conservativetribune.com/trump-supporter-hits-gop-with/ We need to unite to keep them from stealing the nomination from Trump- The People’s Choice.

        • Barrustio

          May I say WOW!!! I also am retired and disabled and spend a lot of time on my computer and as a result have discovered that if you look hard enough, you will find enough dirt on somebody who opposes the candidate for whom you have already subconsciously were predetermined to support. .. and you will dig deeper. The problem with that is that you stop questioning the sources of this info and just buy it at face value rather than taking it with a grain of salt. Google “20 reasons not to vote for Trump” and it will take you through a series of sites which enlighten you to the fact that he would be the first president to own a titty bar…and so on. While that part is true there are many others which I just ignore because they are so outlandish to think that the media and Trump in his devious capacity would not have used it on Cruz already like he used the affairs story.

          Chill out and do some research on the SOURCES of these stories and you will find who the real devious people are.

          NWO …heheh that is so old an nothing but fantasy.

          • Eleanor Cummings

            It’s not 20 reasons not to vote for Trump, it’s 40. Read them, believing some, laughing at the others. But watching Ted on video and hearing him say these things HIMSELF – I mean, straight “from the horse’s mouth?? Come on, Barrustio, my hearing AND my eyesight are very acute and they tell me that’s not an imposter impersonating Ted. The sex scandals?? Like I said in my original posting, I’m not interested in hearing or reading about it. I think there’s more important issues here than his sex life. Sheesh!

          • Barrustio

            In fairness I also heard from the horses mouth ” I am very pro choice” and I could go on…but my body tires and I agree…at my age there’s more important issues than sex life 🙂

  • used_to_be_a_liberal

    The “sly fox” is at it again.
    If by chance Cruz does get the nomination, it is highly unlikely that he would win the presidency. This thing is now based on the mood of the country and on perception.
    Trump is perceived as an “all around” kind of guy. Cruz is perceived as a Bible thumping hypocritical liar. Perception is more then half the battle, all it would take to sink his presidential run for office is one attack ad..looking something like this;
    The democrat attack ad would have Cruz emerging from the clouds, wearing a white robe, a halo over his head, carrying a Bible in one hand, with the appearance of waiving it, and a book of what maybe commandments in the other, depicted in any way necessary. The fear factor is now in place, engrained into the physic of the voter. This would be extremely difficult to counter.
    The 20% of the population that is the religious right would be outraged, and their reaction would only fuel the perception. Left-Wits would be delighted, and those that think that “liberal” means LIBERAL would see Cruz as the ad wanted him portrayed then run away from him as fast as they can. The left-wit news media would play this up like never before. The support that Trump has gained from conservatives, democrats, independents, minorities, and others, would be lost, they would not gravitate to Cruz.
    Nothing else would matter. Not what is real, not what is good. Not what is right. Anything that Cruz would say would be dismissed with-out a second thought.

    • Barrustio

      Yes Trump is an “all around” guy alright especially with wives.Cruz is only “perceived” as a Bible thumping hypocritical liar to those who have drunk the Trump Koolaid. You talk a fantasy for which you wish…but none of it is reality. Conservatives still want a person who stands by his principles rather than one who changes his stances for convenience sake or for gain of power.

      • used_to_be_a_liberal

        And Cruz just uses hookers, guess he says praise the Lord before he jumps in. Would you like a list of his lies, it is very lengthy. Fantasy?? old style conservatism is a fantasy, it is about time to wake up to that fact, whether we like it or not. Cruz can standby all he wants, if he goes up against the Hilda-Beast she will use is religiosity against him, and he will end up just standing by.
        As I said in my comment the religious right is no more then 20% of the population, not enough to elect Cruz for president, nominate him, maybe. On the other side, hard core left-wits are no more then 20% of the population, not enough to elect a hard core leftist to the presidency. So it is going to be up to the remaining 80% of the voting population, then whether it be commie Bernie or the Hilda-Beast that Cruz is up against, they will most definitely use scare tactics women’s rights and issues, and anything else to portray him as a restrictive individual. All they have to do is give the perception. They don’t have to be correct, and they don’t have to be honest, not that they would be anyway.
        Keep in mind I said “PERSEPTION” I did not say fact. That means that the facts unfortunately are of little consequence, and that only the perception is what is going to count.
        Oh a speaking of Kool-Aid, there is also Biblical Kool-Aid, be very careful of that too, especially when using it to get what you want. It was never intended for use like that, just as the Ark of the Covenant was not to be used at will, with-out God’s ok. I believe it was King Solomon that took it for granted that he could just use it to defeat his enemies, he didn’t ask, and his army was decimated. So much for Kool-Aide.

        • Barrustio

          That was quite lengthy in a need to defend the possibility that Trump would give less ammunition to Hillary or Bernie to attack the Republican nominee. We have already witnessed Trump’s befuddlement in a simple response to abortion and you think Hillary wouldn’t trounce him on that alone? Let’s also keep in mind that while Hillary was a lawyer she has nowhere the ability to match wits with Cruz but would make mincemeat of Trump. You also are under the false impression that only the “20%” religious right is supporting Cruz…there are millions more who just feel more secure with his experience and more trustworthy loyalty to his stances rather than changing like a chameleon for the mere optics. But referencing “perseption”…it will take a “religious” miracle to erase the thought that Trump is a woman hater from the minds of 75% of women, Republican and Democrat alike, who have this perception of Trump. Not to mention many real men who feel that Trump is in fact very disrespectful of women.

  • joseph kosior

    Cruz is proving to be every bit as shifty as any other politician. He talked big about beating Trump outright and now has shifted his position when he saw that wasn’t going to happen. Did he “out politician” Trump? He sure did. But that’s exactly the opposite of what the voters want. Another conniving, back room dealing candidate. Someone that, if they can’t win honestly, will resort to whatever tactics necessary in order to subvert the will of the voters. Maybe we’re all wrong and backing Trump might turn out to be a big mistake, but that’s the choice we decide to make, not lobbyists, delegates, or candidates that want to win at any cost. The best thing that could happen would be for Trump to reach the fantasy magic number of 1237 and shut Cruz and Kasich up once and for all. I’m sure neither will back Trump should that happen which will show what they’re really made of.

    • Terry Hoagland

      Cruz is playing DIRTY POLITICS and calls himself a Christian! You say we may be wrong for backing Trump he’s the only one I trust but he can’t be a mistake as bad as the others. TRUMP 2016!!!!

      • Dennis

        Nothing could be as bad as Obama except Hillary!

        • Terry Hoagland

          You don’t want communist Bernie or lying Hillary!!!

      • Cruz is an evil snake. I watched his family CNN town hall this week. His wife is fiendish maniacal witch and his children are demonic. I truly believe this family is a direct decent of Satan. Cruz is always talking about “Donald having his finger on the ‘button’,” when in all actuality, Ted would be the most dangerous unstable lunatic to even let close to the “button.” This man is power hungry in the most perilous threatening way.
        “When I’m ‘Commander in Chief’ this.” “When I’m ‘Commander in Chief’ that.”
        Ted Cruz must be STOPPED.

        • Barrustio

          The mere fact that you would call his children “demonic” speaks of the Jim Jones type adulation you have for whoever is giving you the Koolaid.

        • Harvey Thomas Creech

          For you to use words like ‘evil snake’, wife is ‘fiendish maniacal witch” and his “children are demonic” + “this family is a direct descendant of Satan” shows how disturbed you are. The Cruz and Kasich supporters on line aren’t using that kind of vile, disgusting, incendiary language against Trump that you and your Trump-loving friends are using against Senator Cruz. I’m surprised that you haven’t been pulled off this website by now.

          • Surprise, surprise! WELCOME TO AMERICA where I’m free to call out a deceitful nasty politician on his wrongful ways. Ted raises the Bible with one hand and cheats with the other. His wife is just as guilty for knowing what’s going on. Those children are doomed too being brought up by such unethical parents. What would Jesus think of the “man” behind lying ted’s phony persona? I think ted’s one of the hard ones for Jesus to love. That’s the kindest way it could be put.

          • Harvey Thomas Creech

            All of the things you post about Cruz and his family are based on rumors. Can you or anyone else who is not a full-time investigative reporter(which is about 99.9% of us Americans) prove these allegations. Are you a Trump supporter? Trump is no angel or knight in shining armor. Two divorces, admissions of cheating on his 1st two wives, hiring of illegal aliens, etc. And since you brought up Jesus and saying that Ted is one of the hard ones for Jesus to love, like you know the mind of Jesus(please!)remember Christ’s statement to the Pharisees who were about to stone a woman ‘caught in adultery’, He who is without sin (can)cast the first stone. Or about judging sinners without first having asked God for forgiveness for their own sins and faults, “Don’t try to remove a speck from someone’s eye without first removing the beam from one’s own eye.”(a slight paraphrase). Why can’t Trump supporters just talk him up without tearing down his rivals? Your hatred for Cruz and his entire family is misplaced and your believing every rumor that comes along is definitely wrong.

          • Trump does claim to be an angel. Ted wants people to believe he’s this ultimate upstanding man. Pious and pure. When in all actuality he would stab you in the back to get what he wants. Ted has no ethics. His wife try’s to come off as this church lady yet she is a dishonest shrew when it come to her dealings in the business whole. I don’t hate anyone. I just don’t trust people pretending to be something they’re not…especially for their own personal gain. That’s shady. I do not want my president to be shady. I absolutely do not want my president to be someone who shut the government down; resulting in millions of dollars lost, the whole time he collected a paycheck. Every reason I do not trust Ted is based completely on Facts. This video about ted’s latest shenanigans sealed the fate for his disdain. http://youtu.be/FDiZ5HW2wqU

          • Part 2 of my reply…..

            I bet Jesus was smiling down on Ted after this. What a great guy Ted is.

          • Harvey Thomas Creech

            PEGIDA USA, A question for you – Do you think Jesus is smiling down on you for all of your vile language about Senator Cruz? Would you say to Ted’s face if you ever met him all of(or most of)the crap you are dissiminating about him online? I think not. You can hide behind the relative anonymity of the internet but probably wouldn’t say these things to his or his fans face which makes you a bullying coward, Sorry if the truth hurts.

          • I don’t exploit Christianity like Ted does. I could care less what Jesus thinks about me. Ted is a rotten fraud and I would say it right to his face I would say it right to his wife’s face and I would break it to his little children while they were crying. The truth hurts really bad.

          • Harvey Thomas Creech

            You are a very mean-spirited person. To say that you would break your mean diatribe to Ted’s chlldren while they were crying – that’s the heighth of disgusting behavior. And you say you could care less what Jesus thinks of me. Well, you should! He is the Good and Righteous Judge and I believe that we are held accountable for every mean and nasty things we say. also spreading rumors and gossip. I pray that you will discover the power of God’s forgiveness in your life and work to build up, not destroy.

          • Go pray for Ted. He’s going to need it.

          • Eleanor Cummings

            Really??? You didn’t check him out did you?? You got your information from the liberal mainstream media and Teds speeches, same as I did at first. Cruz was a shoo-in favorite of mine up to around February. I’ll not say he has done NO good at all, but his agenda is different than most people know. Because I am retired disabled l’ve had time to do extensive research, starting around July last year, ALL candidates and ALL parties . Yes, I was VERY disappointed in Ted, but then, such is life. Trump for president – Cruz for the outhouse. Why? I’m sure Trump has vetted Cruz’s background. Meet the REAL Ted and Heidi Cruz!!! https://themarshallreport.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/heidi-and-ted-cruz-big-bold-world-connections-with-no-corn-field-in-sight/

            Now go back and listen to his ORIGINAL speeches when his campaign first started, especially what his stance was on immigration and open borders. THEN LISTEN TO TRUMP’S ORIGINAL SPEECHES!! A bit of plagiarizing on Ted’s part, wouldn’t you say? He stole Trump’s speeches, almost word for word. Now that takes guts!!

            Another place to find the truth about Cruz, IN HIS OWN WORDS ON VIDEO, plus other links, check out 67 Reasons NOT to vote for #TedCruz for President or Vice-President!

          • Harvey Thomas Creech

            67 reasons not to vote for Ted Cruz? I and my fellow Cruz supporters could probably collaborate and come up with 82 reasons not to vote for the Donald.

          • Eleanor Cummings

            I could only find 40, and most of them disproved, some negligible, and some I’m still looking up but can’t find on the mostly conservative sites, just the democrats. The way the RNC is after Trump, you’d think it’s be everywhere. I’m sure you can find some negative comments I’ve made about Trump also, but I’ll still vote republican no matter the nominee.

        • Eleanor Cummings

          Lots of links and video access for more information about Cruz. I’m sharing all information in the earlier postings today.

      • Barrustio

        I should trust him on abortion when he has said he is VERY pro-choice and I should trust him on traditional marriage when he has said that the Supreme Court “has ruled”.

      • joseph kosior

        I think we’re on the same page.

    • Dennis

      There is “No Way” I’ll vote for Cruz! I’m so sick of all these career politicians and their selfee ways!This country is on it’s knees & If the RNC establishment wants to be a$$ clowns, then just let Hillary be elected and finish what Obama started!
      A financial collapse will surely be the “reckoning”!

      Trump or bust……

      • Jeanne Stotler

        Cruz has been selling himself as an outsider, NOT TRUE, has never worked outside DC Politics since grad. from a Liberal Univ. Harford, Just look up his parents histories as well and the org. his father belongs to, “Dominion Theology” Cruz is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, although it’s shedding right now. TRUMP 2016

      • Barrustio

        I’m sure Trump didn’t get to be a billionaire by rejecting his “selfie ways”. You need to read his books which are in his own words, a testament to the evil that is Donald Trump.

    • Barrustio

      What the voters want is a chance at a second choice after their candidate dropped out. Had this been a two man race from the start Trump would have been out withing the first two months. There is nothing “back room” about what Cruz is doing…Trump has the same opportunity to go after those delegates…if he is as good as he claims to be at the “art of the deal”, he should be able to sway those delegates better than Cruz. He should have surrounded himself with people who KNEW the rules rather than depending on Twitter for all his votes from the ignorant.

      • joseph kosior

        Trump has about 2 million more votes than Cruz. It wouldn’t matter how many people were in the race he still is crushing Cruz. After NY, PA and NJ and possibly even CA Cruz will be the one crying. To call people that back Trump as being ignorant shows your ignorance.

        • Barrustio

          Hey I was just taking some ammo from Trump …after all he did say he “loved the uneducated”. Again, he has those two million more votes (actually more like 1.4 but he likes to embellish) because it was not a two man race. The voters of the candidates who dropped out should not be denied a voice simply because their first choice is no longer in the race, many were mulling between Cruz and Rubio Cruz and Carson Cruz and Huckabee Cruz and Santorum Cruz and Jindal Cruz and Fiorina Cruz and Bush Cruz and Christie but not very many of them had Trump as their second choice and THAT”S what scares Trump right now and whining like a baby. He showed HIS ignorance by not caring about the rules which were explained to everybody…. ALL the candidates…so who’s stealing anything…he has as much right to go after those delegates as Cruz but he knows they don’t WANT him.

          • joseph kosior

            And yet he’s still crushing Cruz, go figure!

          • Barrustio

            Of course he is…like I said Cruz had to split the vote with other candidates whose followers are not gullible enough to fall for the rhetoric of a “reality” showman. Things would be quite different had this started out as a two man campaign. Trump would have been long gone after the first debate. He kept talking about wanting to debate Cruz one on one but now that he has the opportunity, his handlers are warning him to stay away from what would show America just how unprepared he is to take the reins of the highest office of the land…he needs to go to his comfort zone where he can fire whom he chooses on The Apprentice…he won’t be able to fire Congress.

          • joseph kosior

            If Cruz had to split the vote with other candidates then so did Trump. I get it, you don’t like Trump, but calling people that do gullible is not a convincing argument. I don’t care that he doesn’t know as much about politics than the other people running. I know he doesn’t know the rules of the game. I know that he has a tendency to say things I wouldn’t say and sometimes I actually wonder if I’m more politically savvy then he is. None of this makes me gullible. I just think he’s the right person for these times and nobody, not Cruz nor Kasich, will be able to accomplish what I believe he can and will.

          • Barrustio

            The difference on splitting the vote, is Trump had the recognition that many of the candidates did not. So some, not all were gullible enough to be attracted to a show. Then of course we had the chain reaction of the bombastic making headlines and people getting fired up about outlandish comments, cursing people out, calling women ugly, calling opponents p*ssies, calling journalists losers, calling audio people SOB and bast*rd…so yeah he was able to get for free what the other candidates had to struggle for. He got more than 8 times the free time of any other candidate. Even Jeb Bush could have done better than he did with that kind of help from the media…of course he he was too civil for “these times”. So many feel that in order to beat the outlandishness of the liberals, we have to be as arrogant, insulting, vulgar, profane and more outlandish than they…and that may get enough attention to win a nomination but those aren’t qualifications for the presidency. I actually defended Trump when he first came out and felt Megyn went after him pretty hard but in retrospect, the fact that Trump followed up with what Megyn was referring to, with Fiorina, Megyn and then with Cruz’s wife, I realized that there is no defense for the indefensible. That’s why in spite of being the front runner, he has the disdain of 75% of American women…and you just CAN”T win the general elections with those kind of numbers, even if his supporters would still vote for him, even if he shot somebody in the middle of 5th Avenue.

    • Eleanor Cummings

      I’m glad SOME people are astute enough to see Cruz for who he is, not who he claims to be. I’ll be glad when the election is over. I’ve been on this computer since July last year. My earlier postings will give you a lot of information about this man, with links and videos, some in his own words. He has done a complete flip flop on the issues from when he first started. This man would be the same (If not worse) as Obama for America. This man is more dangerous than people know. Check the links and videos out.

  • maxx

    Just more proof that the entire election system is a freaking joke. No matter what, if the candidate with the most delegates, honestly earned or corruptly earned is not the party “darling” they will NOT get the nomination. Thank god there is something called “write-in” available to a very irate populace. Both political parties need to be taught a lesson. “You just are not going to screw with Lady Liberty” as you are used to doing. EYES HAVE BEEN OPENED BIG TIME BY THE MOST UNLIKELY INDIVIDUAL AND IT’S ABOUT TIME”. Thank you Mr. Trump !!!

    • leisureal-

      AMEN!

    • Reasoned thinker

      Jeanne Stotler / maxx — I fully agree with two of you on all the points each of you have made. Also, I particularly like the proposal by Jeanne (above) to specifically do a “write in” vote for TRUMP . . . rather than simply abstaining from voting altogether or (foolishly) voting only “Republican Party line.” In addition to giving the “message to the RNC,” which Jeanne correctly suggests, the “countable peoples’ votes” for TRUMP (after all is said and done) will have the effect of completely humiliating the RNC . . . and clearly illustrate how WRONG the RNC was to not support TRUMP in the election. Maybe even TRUMP might do our “work” for us . . . i.e., for those of us who elect this approach, by simply running as an “Independent.” If he were to do that (assuming the RNC keeps trying to “shaft” him, as the RNC is attempting to do currently, voters’ ability to “total” the votes the GOP loses to TRUMP would be automatically done . . . enabling all to see how many votes were actually “lost” by the GOP. The RNC best NOT continue to try to destroy itself!!!!

  • Old lady in Texas

    What on earth are “double-agent deligates”????????????? This is the guy who ‘CLAIMS” TO BE SUCH AN “UP-RIGHT” CHRISTIAN??? My bible “don’t” read that way!!!

    • Terry Hoagland

      Mine neither!!

      • Dennis

        Neither does mine!!

    • Myrtle Linder

      I didn’t know that was mentioned int he BIBLE! What is more evil than the political politics. GOD is not allowed any room there, already! That has become Satan’s play house. Good grief, GOD is not allowed in there!!

      • James Milnamow

        Maybe you should start out with what are you talking about? I read what you have and it doesn’t make any sense without knowing who you are directing your he and his remarks from the bible. How can anyone talk that way? Don’t you have anything to say for yourself? Did you get their permission to use their comments? Stop using others as your comments and maybe we can understand.

        • Myrtle Linder

          This old lady is SC was answering “The Old Lady In Texas! I don’t think you were mentioned there” Of curse an infidel does not know, that usually capitalized HE and HIM refers to GOD or JESUS CHRIST. Christians recognize this immediately.
          Politics usually apply to our government and their crazies and/or those running for office

          Do I have something to say for myself? Yes I do!! I live in the USA and have the same rights that you have to write as I understand, even though you do not agree with what I say. I am a Christian but at the same time a sinner because I am far from perfect but strive to love for HIM, meaning JESUS CHRIST, of course! I consider you rude, uneducated, bumbling person trying to make it by cutting others down. Your efforts are wasted, except for making you look like a fool. You see, I told you that I wasn’t perfect!! It doesn’t make sense?? Live with it, I have to!!

          I suggest that you omit reading my post if they upset you, this much!! That is not good or healthy for you!!!

      • Old lady in Texas

        To our shame (and disgust) GOD is no longer welcome in any part of America. I worship with a small group of Christians in a small town. I will not be surprised when this administration will do everything available to stop ALL people from worshiping in a building. We will be the ones having to worship in secret…

    • Barrustio

      What he is doing is not un-Christian…he is FOLLOWING THE RULES.and has a deep seated desire to right this country.

      • Old lady in Texas

        Our house is divided: 1 Cruz, 1 Trump, 1 I’m not going to vote. We have a lot of fun out of this, but we’re not really serious and LOVE EACH OTHER DEARLY!!!!!!

      • Eleanor Cummings

        Sometimes the “rules” as our politicians see them can be downright cheating and unethical. Disgusting, in my book.

        • Barrustio

          Well I have a “Christian” friend who accuses me of being a hypocrite for supporting the death penalty but am totally against abortion. So he calls me unethical and disgusting because I choose not to equate the termination of the life of someone accused of a heinous crime with the taking of the life of a complete innocent for no justifiable reason. But the law says a woman can take a life inside her body…I find that unethical and disgusting but hell…those are the rules.

          • Eleanor Cummings

            I hear you! If I’d listened to the doctors who advised me to abort my babies (because due to my health I could never carry full term) I’d have had just 1 child!! My “children” now are ages 63 to the youngest at 47. All but one boy (61) have been workaholics all their lives, and none drink, although 2 smoke (not wacky tobacco). And me? At 81 I’m still alive and kicking despite the doctors’ dire predictions.

          • Barrustio

            Well good for you. I’m second to the baby in the family at 68 I have nine sisters living and one sister and one brother who passed away. The oldest is 85, still does yoga healthy as a horse and takes no medications

    • Harvey Thomas Creech

      Trump claims to be a Christian and a “good Christian”. Every body in Washington, except Bernie, claims to be a Christian(even Obama). So one has to go beyond the rhetoric and see what the candidates have done that has benefitted society, In other words, look beyond rhetoric and sound bites and look to the character of the people running.

    • Eleanor Cummings

      If I lived in Colorado, I’d want MY vote to count. I’d feel like my Civil Rights were violated under THEIR “system”. And Ted Cruz?? That lying, oath breaking, back stabbing POS???!!!
      Cruz was a favorite of mine on a Trump/Cruz ticket up to around February. I’ll not say he has done NO good at all, but his AGENDA is diferent than most people know. Because I am retired disabled l’ve had time to do extensive research, starting around July last year, ALL candidates and ALL parties . Yes, I was VERY disappointed in Ted, but then, such is life.
      Some things he did because of NWO. He is the appointed messiah/savior of the radical Christian sect of 7 Mountains Dominionism that seeks to place their members in control of our culture and create a NWO though the domination of business, government, media, arts & entertainment, education, family, and religion. Check it out. (https://themarshallreport.wordpress.com/2016/01/12/cruz-and-his-seven-mountain-dominionism/

      Ted Cruz has only been a citizen of the U.S. for about 19 months! He renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2014 so he could run for president. His father didn’t even get his citizenship to the US until Cruz decided to run for Senate. All this bull about his escaping Cuba and coming to the USA? He moved to Canada. months! Obama wasn’t born here, so I guess Ted figures, why not!!. Look up “67 REASONS NOT TO VOTE FOR CRUZ”. Is he even a legal senator???There are also other reasons that he is not constitutionally eligible, including the fact that both of his parents were NOT U.S. Citizens when he was born, only his mother was. He, Bush, and many of our rich professional politicians support NWO, along with Clinton, and Obama!

      Cruz will also do anything to take the spotlight off the fact that he is IN THE POCKET OF THE BIG BANKS (including Souros) that gave him MILLIONS TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT! (A wise man said “When a poor man gives to a politician it’s a donation When a rich man gives to a politician it’s an investment”.) Furthermore, Cruz certainly doesn’t want the AMERICAN PUBLIC to know that his wife Heidi is a MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS AND VOTED TO MERGE AMERICA, MEXICO AND CANADA!! Which explains his WEAK position on Immigration! (This part I found scary)! Wise up, he’s not who you think he is but claims to be! Meet the REAL Ted and Heidi Cruz!!! https://themarshallreport.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/heidi-and-ted-cruz-big-bold-world-connections-with-no-corn-field-in-sight/

      Now go back and listen to his ORIGINAL speeches when his campaign first started, especially what his stance was on immigration and open borders. THEN LISTEN TO TRUMP’S ORIGINAL SPEECHES!! A bit of plagiarizing on Ted’s part, wouldn’t you say? He stole Trump’s speeches, almost word for word. Now that takes audacity!!

      And the RNC/GOP is well aware of this, and yet they’ll use everything in their book of ‘dirty tactics’ to declare Cruz eligible so they can use him to draw votes and ‘bought-and-paid-for delegates away from Trump. ( I look for the RNC to use Cruz to draw delegates away from Trump, then they’ll prove him ineligible and hold their “brokered convention”, nominating easily controlled Jeb Bush or Paul Ryan). What fine, upstanding, honest members of the GOP – they are not!! They should NOT hold ANY office in our land. They have proven to us, the voters, that they have little to no respect for our position on illegal immigration, our protection from terrorism, our economy, and the treatment of our military, both active and inactive! They just keep on doing what they want for their OWN benefit – without our consent, treating us like childish sheeple. They have failed us, so they no longer deserve our respect, or our support. That is the reason we want business and career people nominated, over their establishment professional OATH-BREAKING, BACK-STABBING politicians. The “silent majority” is no longer silent!! We are ANGRY! WE ARE FED UP WITH THEM – BIG TIME! Okay then, let’s show them a MAJOR LANDSLIDE, Trumpeters!! A LANDSLIDE like they’ve never seen before! We can do it!! JUMP ON THE TRUMP TRAIN!!! Check out this link Trumpsters and sign the WE WILL WALK petition. http://conservativetribune.com/trump-supporter-hits-gop-with/ We need to unite to keep them from stealing the nomination from Trump- The People’s Choice.

      • Old lady in Texas

        I agree with everything you have said!!! I DID NOT KNOW a lot of what you explained. Thank You!!!!!! I did think he would be a good senator, but he has become ONE OF THEM. Wealth and Prestige! That’s ALL any of them want, if not before D.C.? at least after a FEW DAYS there!!!

        • Eleanor Cummings

          And I’m an Old Lady from Arizona (81 to be exact) and voted the first time in my life in the 40’s. I’ve seen good politicians – and bad. This crop over the past couple of decades is extremely corrupt!! Since last July have been spending many, many hours on this computer researching every candidate (skipped Rubio, not eligible but what a slimy critter when I finally looked at him around March!) These links and videos were pulled by random so you can see some of the links and videos (some in his own words) found in
          67 REASONS NOT TO VOTE FOR TED CRUZ.

          It sure made for some interesting reading. Made ME change my mind about him.

          37) 2014: A) Ted Cruz wants to Sell OUR National Parks to Private Owners
          (Link: whohijackedourcountry.blogspot.com) B) Ted Cruz Launches Senate Fight To Auction Off America’s Public Lands (Link: http://thkpr.gs/1q21g5c)

          40) How Corrupt Lawyer Ted Cruz Helped George W. Bush Steal The 2000 Election. (Link: http://www.occupydemocrats.com)

          (Like he’s doing to Trump, who isn’t “in on” dirty political Games.)
          41) Top Ted Cruz Activist Jumps Ship…Joins Donald Trump Campaign (Link: http://disq.us/92knkf)

          (Evidently Trump didn’t offer him anything. He went with the RINO bribers.)
          42) Ted Cruz Visits Texas Border To Welcome Illegal Alien Families (Link: theconservativetreehouse.com)

          58) Ted Cruz is in the U.S. Senate Illegally! (Link: northamericanlawcenter.org)

          65) “All citizenship records for Ted Cruz are sealed”: TED CRUZ IS IN THE U.S. SENATE ILLEGALLY? (Link: northamericanlawcenter.org)

          67) How Ted Cruz Screwed Florida In The Year 2000 (Link: detonite.com)

          Ted Cruz is just another CORRUPT Politician working for himself and the Establishment, aka the globalists, the New World Order, NOT for the American people!

          .Now……read and then tell me if YOU support Cruz…..there are more, but this will give you an idea of what kind of person he is!

          1. Lied about Ben Carson in Iowa
          2. Lies about his eligibility to be President
          3. Lied on a Facebook page where he said Gowdy no longer supports Rubio
          4. Lied about #Trump’s support of the 2nd amendment
          5. Lied about Trump’s stand on abortion
          6. Lies about his receiving money from the Chinese
          7. Lied about his stand on social security
          8. Lies about his support of Obama and the Washington establishment
          9. Lies about his voting record in the Senate
          10. Lies about financial support from “special interest” groups
          11. Lied about his interview on the Duke Machado show in August of 2011 where he himself said he doesn’t qualify to run for President
          12. Lied about Trump’s support of guns for Americans
          13. Lies about his support for people of color
          14. Lied about coming to the United States illegally
          15. Lies about his support of our military and defense budget
          16. Lied about robo-calls made in NH where he said Trump was not running, so be sure to vote for Cruz
          17. Lies about sending another mailer to NH residents threating to expose non-voters
          18. Lies about his non-supporters in the Senate – he is NOT well liked
          19. Lied about Rubio’s stand on pro-life
          20. Lies about his support from evangelical leaders
          21. Lies about his wife and his stand on the New World Order (He, Clinton, Bush, Obama, and many of our corrup politicians endorse NWO.

          I could go on and on but I believe the point is made that Cruz is all about lying and cheating to get votes! I also believe that it is a very sad situation when his supporters don’t want to admit all of this, when it is staring them in the face…..they must have SELECTIVE SEEING AND HEARING.
          I did not list, but it is very important to me…….RESEARCH what his father preaches and what he says about his son. Also, remember that Cruz has his father counseling him in his campaign (the apple does not fall far from the tree).
          Then, we HAVE to consider his ties to the Bush family through the years and he NOW has members of that family working with him and supporting him! Cruz IS NOT an OUTSIDER!!

  • bobnstuff

    If this wasn’t so important an election it would be fun. Trump blackmails and Cruz has double agents. Trump thinks he is still on his TV show and the Boss and Cruz is working the party as if they like him. And that’s just the Republican side. It’s a shame to wast so much good entertainment on the job of President of the United States.

    • Deanna Sharp

      YOUR AS STUPID AS ro marco rubio and as dumb and lacking for america as hillary Duh

      • Myrtle Linder

        It takes one to know one!!!

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