Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ted Cruz

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Ted Cruz
It's always a fun time when The Cruz Missile delivers a devastating legal smackdown!

Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) has stated that CNN could be held guilty of extortion for threatening the man who made a parody video of President Trump slamming the news network to the ground and beating it up.

CNN allegedly threatened the creator of the video, who happens to be a redditor, to expose his identity.

However, Senator Cruz believes that this action could lead CNN to be charged with extortion and blackmail. Senator Cruz previously taught Supreme Court litigation at the University of Texas School of Law where he was an adjunct professor.

“Troubling. I assume CNN’s lawyers are examining GA § 16-8-16 Theft by extortion,” Cruz wrote. “If CNN constructively obtained the gif-maker’s IP it’s a GA crime if they threatened to ‘Disseminate any information tending to subject any person to hatred, contempt, or ridicule.'”

CNN is facing intense criticism after it managed to track down the creator of the video that showed Trump putting a wrestler to ground and beating him up; the wrestler’s head was superimposed with CNN.

In an online article, the cable news network seemed to make a subtle suggestion that it would publicise the person’s identity if he was caught engaging in “ugly behavior” online again.

“He is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again,” the story, titled “How CNN found the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF,” reads on

“CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change,” it adds.

The story came back to hit CNN right in the face. Monday saw #CNNBlackmail trend on twitter almost all day.

In a statement given to BuzzFeed, CNN said it had decided against revealing the Redditor’s name out of concern for his well-being and safety.

“Any assertion that the network blackmailed or coerced him is false,” it said.

“The user, who is an adult male, not a 15-year-old boy, apologized and deleted his account before ever speaking with our reporter. CNN never made any deal, of any kind, with the user,” it added.

“In fact, CNN included its decision to withhold the user’s identity in an effort to be completely transparent that there was no deal,” CNN’s statement read.

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Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz has been on a mission to win the presidency and he has done everything in his power to give him the edge, but it all comes down to tonight.

A year ago, people knew Ted was going to run for president and very few people thought he would rise to the top of the 17-candidate pack. But he did.

Ted Cruz is not only second in delegates, but he also has the most effective “ground game” in the election. His team is peeling off delegates in each state possible and winning elections without votes because he is playing the game right.

The Texas senator has done everything he can to stop Trump. Teaming up with Rubio in the debates, teaming up with Kasich ahead of today’s primary, and even naming Carly Fiorina as a running mate.

He has done all he can, but it looks like it is not enough.

Looking at the average of all the polls, Trump is up 10.7% over Cruz going into today’s battle. The polls range from Trump up two points to over 17. But they all show him ahead.

The Carly Fiorina pick is looking like it didn’t have much effect on the voters and the Kasich partnership is hanging on by a thread.

Cruz has done everything he could possibly do to stop Trump and win the nomination, but is it enough?

Trump numbers are going up and even his national numbers have him beating Hillary Clinton now.

Tonight will be big for the Cruz campaign. Without a win tonight there is no real way to stop Trump from getting the 1,237 delegates needed before the GOP convention.

Will he win and stop Trump?

Will he and John Kasich even stay in if Trump wins?

There are going to be a lot of questions answered tonight and in the coming days, but even if Ted loses tonight and eventually doesn’t get the nomination, there isn’t a person in the Republican Party that doesn’t think Cruz will be back bigger, stronger and a better candidate in 2020.

What do you think? Will Ted Cruz win tonight in Indiana and keep his campaign going?

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Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is down to his last ounce of hope to become President of the United States but it may all be for nothing.

The Cruz campaign has to make a stand in Indiana to stop Trump or all hope will be lost. Everything from the messaging to the Tweets need to be perfect, because they can’t risk any mistakes.

Apparently Heidi Cruz didn’t get that message.

Speaking at a campaign stop in Indiana, Ted’s wife hit the trail to speak about how great her husband is and why he should be President.

One of the qualities that she finds most impressive is that Ted is an immigrant.

“Ted is an immigrant. He is Hispanic.”

Not only did she put the emphasis on the word “is”, but she may have ruined his whole campaign in the process.

Ted Cruz was born in Canada to a Cuban father, but is an American citizen by birth. Donald Trump is not the only one to bring up the fact that Cruz was born in Canada and is not allowed to run for president.

Although many legal experts think that the law qualifies Ted as being able to run for president, but not all of them.

Hardly ever in our history has there been a question about the legitimacy of a presidential candidate. Ironically it was also Donald Trump who brought up similar questions about Obama in 2008.

The issue has never made it to court and it is widely held that Cruz is eligible, but making statements saying Ted is an immigrant could put it all in doubt again. And any doubt leading up to Indiana is not good.

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Glenn Beck

There was a time when Glenn Beck was considered an honest and true voice surrounded by the liberal media.

Glenn Beck had his own Fox News show and opened a lot of people’s eyes to the corruption in politics and became a trusted voice on the right.

Something has happened to Glenn now that he has left Fox News and has his own media network, which includes an Internet show.

This year he has made it very clear he is supporting Ted Cruz and his is vehemently against Donald Trump. Instead of pointing out legitimate issues on why Cruz should be president and why Donald Trump should not. Instead he goes all cheesy and does things like this to mock Donald Trump.

And says things like this to garner support of Ted Cruz.

Glenn Beck has turned a lot of people away this election and has put his reputation on the line. But the question still remains:

Has Glenn Beck become too cheesy for American Politics?

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Ted Cruz took a book out of the Donald Trump playbook and had a major news announcement on the day after Trump won 105 out of 111 delegates on Tuesday.

Cruz announced that former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina as his new running mate.

A lot of people are asking why is he picking a running mate the day after he was mathematically eliminated from being able to get enough delegates before the convention.

It is a good question, but what does Ted have to lose? Nothing. His only chance to stop Trump is to pull away enough votes in California and Indiana to keep Trump from gaining the needed 1237 delegates.

If Cruz can do that, then he has a chance at becoming the nominee with the backing of the Republican establishment.

On the other hand it is a long shot. Trump proved his staying power on Tuesday and Cruz even slipped to 3rd place in all but one of the contests. Cruz has been losing ground and he went with the last trick up his sleeve.

Now that he has named Carly, there are not going to be any more surprises. He has nothing left to reveal. This may help him stop Trump, possibly, but it will hurt him and the Republicans chances in the fall.

The move was a desperate one that might pay off and stop Trump, but what is next? If he does become the nominee with Carly, he will lose out on the news cycle when Hillary announces her VP.

He played his cards too early, but what choice did he have? Donald has done all but lock up the nomination. He has eliminated 16 other GOP candidates from having a chance to get enough delegates and has received more votes to this point than Romney did in all of 2012.

Trump is going to be tough to beat, but this move might be the only thing he could have done at this point.

Carly is not only a woman, which shows diversity and can play against Hillary, but she is a businessperson. Carly is the first ever woman CEO of a top 20 business and is one tough cookie.

She is a good pick. Carly is a much better pick than a Rubio or Bush. She will be able to help out California, but is it too much too late?

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Former Speaker John Boehner said this week while speaking in Stanford, that “Ted Cruz is Lucifer in the flesh.”

He continued by saying, “I Republican friends and Democrat friends and I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked for a more miserable S.O.B. in my life.”

John hasn’t liked Ted Cruz for a while, but that isn’t the breaking news. Boehner went on to say something very surprising.

“Don’t be shocked … if two weeks before the convention, here comes Joe Biden parachuting in and Barack Obama fanning the flames to make it all happen.”

Does he know something that we don’t know?

Is he speculating or does he know that Hillary could be in real trouble with the email server?

If Hillary wins the needed delegates but Obama allows the FBI and DOJ to indict Clinton and charge her with a crime, then the Democratic Party will have no choice but to offer up another candidate. John Boehner is hinting that that person will be Biden.

Maybe a Biden and Sanders ticket? Biden has said that he regrets the decision not to run so this isn’t completely out of the question. John gives us a lot to think about, but can we trust his instincts?

What do you think? Will Biden be the Democratic savior this year?

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Over and over Ted Cruz has said that he is the only one who can win the nomination and beat Hillary in the general election.

Kasich has been saying the same thing. He is the only one who can beat Hillary in the fall.

Now, they are both wrong.

For the first time this entire election season, a well-respected poll has come out that shows Hillary and Trump in a dead heat.

In a head to head matchup, a recent poll by George Washington University, with the help of the Tarrance Group and Lake Research Partners, shows that Trump is within the statistical margin of victory.

He has come a long way. In similar polls he has been down as many as 18 points to Hillary, but now he is tied.

This is a big day for Donald Trump. If he can win big today and take most of the delegates then there is no hope for Ted Cruz to be able to get enough delegates before the election. Ted’s only hope, and Kasich’s too for that matter, is to head to the convention and hope that Donald doesn’t reach the 1,237 delegates needed to win.

The poll also showed that a majority of Americans, 82%, is engaged in this presidential race. They are following very or somewhat closely.

This, coupled with the recent news that Donald Trump has more votes than Romney did at this point in 2012, makes it hard to think that he won’t get the nomination at this point.

With a big win today, and the national polls are showing that people are warming to his message, he could be set to lock up the nomination earlier than anyone expected.

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New York

The news has been dominated with delegate talk and Ted Cruz winning voterless races because of his ground game. Apparently that ground game wasn’t strong in New York where Donald Trump won in a major landslide.

New York GOP Primary Results:
Donald Trump – 61% – 88 Delegates
John Kasich – 25% – 3 Delegates
Ted Cruz – 15% – 0 Delegates

It has been two weeks since the last primary with actual voters and Donald Trump needed a huge win in New York. He got it.

The GOP frontrunner is the only one that has a path to the nomination through the primary season and the win last night was a monstrous step forward, winning 88 of the 95 delegates. A few delegates are still undecided as of publishing.

The former Apprentice star still has a lot of work to do, but the win in the Empire State proves that his message is resonating stronger than ever and the GOP establishment should be even very, very nervous.

Everyone from Mitt Romney to Carly Fiorina to Neil and Jeb Bush in the establishment has rallied around Cruz in order to stop Trump, but it’s not working.

Cruz ended with only 15% of the vote in New York. He gained the support of just over a 100,000 people. The remarkably low number should scare a candidate that is seen as the one to beat Trump and steal the convention.

One thing to keep in mind when looking at the results in New York is that the state is a closed primary. You have to vote for the party you are registered with. That doesn’t affect Ted Cruz too much because he is pulling votes almost exclusively from the Republican party even in open primaries.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, has been bringing in Democrats and Independents in other open primaries to win their vote, but not the case in New York.

With that in mind, the margin of victory could have been higher if New York was an open primary. Also if a New Yorker wanted to change their party affiliation because of what Hillary said about “super predators” last month then you would be out of luck. You would have had to change it back in October.

What does it all mean? It means that Donald Trump’s blowout could have been even larger and that his chance of winning the nomination just increased. And any chance of stopping him is drastically decreasing.

We are 89 days away from convention and it is going to be a wild race to the finish.

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After Ted Cruz got all the delegates in Colorado, Donald Trump called the election process a scam in America. He says the people are not picking the nominee, the establishment is.

Then on the other side of the aisle, there is a battle heating up over super delegates. Thousands of Bernie supporters have taken to social media to attack the super delegates who are picking Hillary Clinton as their nominee instead of Bernie, who more people are voting for.

Both sides are starting to cry foul with our election process, but what do you think?

Is the Nomination Process A Scam In America?

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The simple answer is no. Ted Cruz followed the rules and has a very solid campaign and he made sure he did what was necessary to win the delegates.

Trump still says it is rigged. They both might be right. Cruz did nothing wrong in Colorado to get all the delegates, but Trump does have a point.

Take a look at this video and see what the voting process for delegates is really like in Colorado.

Colorado’s process is unlike any other state.

What do you think, is it a good one? Do you like how Colorado does their delegate distribution, or is the system rigged so that normal people’s votes don’t count?

Let us know in the comments.


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