Cruz pleads with Iowa pastors: If you want to stop Trump, we have to beat him here

posted at 6:41 pm on January 26, 2016 by Allahpundit

Via the Brody File, here’s why Trump is trumpeting today’s endorsement from Jerry Falwell Jr. Cruz’s home-stretch strategy in Iowa is a microcosm of his strategy for the general election: He’s convinced that there are enough evangelicals out there to carry him to victory if only he can get enough of them to turn out. As a theory of how to win in November, that’s highly dubious; as a theory of how to win a Republican primary in Iowa, it’s solid, although it’s being tested this year by Trump’s coalition of populists, nationalists, and, er, evangelicals:

Donald Trump’s outreach to Christians is bearing fruit, if results of the NBC News/Survey Monkey weekly online tracking poll out Tuesday are any indication.

Among white evangelical Republican voters nationally, Trump earned the support of 37 percent, while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, whose father is a pastor and has played a key role in recruiting faith leaders to support his son, is at 20 percent. In the same survey conducted the previous week, Cruz registered 9 percentage points higher. Below the top two contenders, Ben Carson earned 11 percent among evangelicals, and Marco Rubio took 10 percent.

That’s a national poll, but if Cruz slips among evangelicals in Iowa too he’s all but finished. That’s why he’s showing off his Christian credentials this week, first in the video below of what he said to pastors in Iowa and second (in the other clip below) in an interview with David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network in which he alludes to Trump’s, ahem, “messiah complex.” No coincidence either that Cruz just started airing an ad focusing on Trump’s prior support for partial-birth abortion. As he said on the stump this week, “If you have a candidate for 60 years of his life has supported partial birth abortion, we should not be surprised if as president, that candidate would not defend that right to life.” Simple message: Stopping Trump before he wins Iowa and builds up the momentum he needs to win the nomination is a moral obligation.

Trump, of course, is looking to counter that, first by rolling out Falwell and now by taking shots at Cruz’s most influential evangelical supporter, Bob Vander Plaats:

Trump also has Huckabee and Santorum taking occasional potshots at Cruz’s authenticity in Iowa out of spite, because he’s eating their lunch among evangelical voters this time. So, who’s winning? Well, there’s a poll out today from Iowa State University showing Cruz back in front by seven points, but no one else has numbers remotely like that so it’s not worth dwelling on. (The poll, implausibly, has Trump below 20.) More revealing is the fact that Team Cruz has begun to scale back expectations in Iowa, insisting that finishing second would show a lot of “grit” and moxie or whatever:

Although Cruz is campaigning aggressively, his advisers are concerned about the barrage and are now scrambling to reset expectations for him here. They insisted Monday that the senator from Texas always has been the “underdog” in Iowa and argued that a second-place finish to Donald Trump should be interpreted as a mark of grit and would catapult him onward in the nominating contest…

Still, a loss in Iowa — the state where Cruz has campaigned the most and where the GOP’s deeply conservative base seems a natural fit — would call into question the depth of his coalition. Also at stake is the credibility of his vaunted data and field operation, which in Iowa is believed to be more sophisticated than any other Republican’s…

“There are a lot of forces aligned against us,” Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler said. “We have never said we expected to win Iowa. We would of course be grateful if we did, and it would be a real boost to our campaign, but again, we’re the underdog in the race.”

One of the forces aligned against them is establishment Republicans’ preference for Trump — short-term, until Cruz is vanquished and a center-right hero supposedly emerges from New Hampshire to do battle with Trump and make the Republican Party safe for the political class again. Some think they’re doing that on Rubio’s behalf, although in that case it’s strange that few of them have endorsed Rubio so far. Others think they’re doing it on Jeb’s behalf, although you’d have to be especially tone-deaf to still think Jeb Bush is capable of winning this race. Whatever the answer, the establishment game here is astonishingly reckless and cynical, that it’s worth risking a Trump victory in Iowa in the interest of defeating Cruz even though that victory could propel Trump to run the table in New Hampshire and beyond and essentially lock up the nomination by March 15th. Notwithstanding my dislike for Trump, if that’s what they’re up to then they deserve him as nominee. If they care more about sinking a bona fide yet disagreeable conservative in Cruz than preventing a Trump takeover of the GOP then that takeover is richly warranted. Anti-Trumpers should consider that their consolation prize on Monday night if things don’t go well in Iowa: The best-laid plans of the GOP brain trust are going to end with Trump kicking the sh*t out of Jeb Bush or John Kasich head to head over the next few months. Although, of course, they’ll have the last laugh when President Trump turns into a perfectly agreeable centrist Republican himself and brokers all sorts of classy deals with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

Exit question: Did Trump’s attack on Cruz’s eligibility do more damage than everyone thinks? Polls show that it seems to matter only to 15 percent or so of Iowans, but that’s no small number in a race that’s close. I theorized yesterday based on the poll trends that the eligibility thing may have driven Cruz down at the start of the month. Other political writers are coming around to the same conclusion.



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If Cruz wasnt such a sellout on amnesty, doubling legal immigration, TPP and quintupling H1bs, he wouldnt be begging for votes now, Trump would be.

rightwingyahooo on January 26, 2016 at 6:46 PM

Not going to happen, Ted.

Now take your open borders, Goldman Sachs agenda and shove it!

Dick Richard on January 26, 2016 at 6:46 PM

Texas traitor with hat in hand, praying to Jesus for people to vote themselves out of their jobs, can I get an AYYY-MEN!!!

rightwingyahooo on January 26, 2016 at 6:47 PM

To stop Trump you have to understand why he is winning. Unfortunately for Cruz, his conservative bonafides are not going to help him in this race. That’s because Trump’s supporters aren’t conservative or evangelical really either.

The kinds of voters supporting Trump are the same type of people that were fine being liberal Democrats until the Democrats stood up for the Civil Rights Act in the 60’s and then they switched parties. They were all for unions in the 50’s until blacks started wanting to join. They loved social welfare programs in the 40’s with the New Deal until Republicans started with the dog whistles about welfare queens and etc. In the 80’s and 90’s you could scare them to vote for you because you were tough on crime caused by the scary black men. In the early 2000’s it became the brown terrorists hiding under your bed coming to get you. Now it’s the brown rapists and criminals coming across the southern border.

For some reason, claiming serial killers are lurking around your suburbs and pedophiles were out to get your children just doesn’t seem like it would work as well. Nope, but there’s always some colored boogeyman you can use to get a certain segment of the white population to vote for you. You just need to rile up their inner angry, racist, hatred of the “other”. The Republican Party is really owned by corporatists that used these dog whistles to get these types of people to vote for them.

These people have never been conservative. Trump understood that and him calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals, calling for a ban on all Muslims, and saying he’ll build walls to keep the brown people out were all they needed to hear and they were sold. But the problem is Trump is no conservative so the Republican elites no longer have political cover for their “Southern Strategy”. Conservatism was left standing at the altar wondering what happened. The old coalition the corporatist rich elite Republicans formed with the conservatives and racists is now exposed for what it truly is.

Now conservatism has to stand on its own two feet. True conservatives are much smaller in number. But don’t be too sad as it could be worse… You still have the evangelicals, at least for now. ;-)

proverbs427 on January 26, 2016 at 6:47 PM

Trump: ‘Why Do I Have to Repent or Ask for Forgiveness If I Am Not Making Mistakes?’

This kind of blatant thumbing their nose at God is the best reason why Jerry Falwell Jr endorsed Trump?

Or did Liberty University get a large undisclosed donation?

portlandon on January 26, 2016 at 6:50 PM

Go Cruz

cmsinaz on January 26, 2016 at 6:51 PM

Go with door #2 portlandon

cmsinaz on January 26, 2016 at 6:52 PM

Just started watching the series “Narcos” on NetFlix. When we’re first introduced to Pablo Escobar, he bribes most and threatens the families of those he can’t bribe who stand in the way of his ambition to one day be President of Columbia.

He proudly announces: “I make deals for a living.”

Something about that sounds eerily familiar …

ShainS on January 26, 2016 at 6:53 PM

Trump understood that and him calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals, calling for a ban on all Muslims, and saying he’ll build walls to keep the brown people out were all they needed to hear and they were sold.

proverbs427 on January 26, 2016 at 6:47 PM

Miserable SOB. The race card???? That’s all you’ve got?

You have much to learn, fool.

rightwingyahooo on January 26, 2016 at 6:53 PM

their inner angry, racist, hatred of the “other”.

dog whistles

proverbs427 on January 26, 2016 at 6:47 PM

Your Race Card Has Been Declined.

sharrukin on January 26, 2016 at 6:54 PM

Goober Pyle…

OmahaConservative on January 26, 2016 at 6:54 PM

When trying understand Cruz this is key:

Reporter asks Ted Cruz four times: “How do you define amnesty?”
http://hotair.com/archives/2015/12/01/reporter-asks-ted-cruz-four-times-how-do-you-define-amnesty/

The problem: in the past Cruz was clearly for legalization and had defined amnesty as giving citizenship to the invaders. And Cruz was always cool with letting nearly all the illegals (and their anchor babies) stay and giving them citizenship. Now a question came up that threatened to blow his cover.

Cruz remains against deporting the aliens:

Ted Cruz Rejects Trump’s Deportation Plan

No deportation, but they can stay:

Cruz flip-flops, implies most illegals can stay

anotherJoe on January 26, 2016 at 6:55 PM

portlandon on January 26, 2016 at 6:50 PM

We are not electing a pastor, or a deacon. We are electing a servant, a steward of the laws, who will take an oath to “see that the laws are faithfully executed” …

If he’s lying, or fails, we’re no worse off than we are now. If he follows thru, then we fight the next battle to drive him further to the right in the ensuing economic upturn.

We have to get to the battlefield, before we can fight.

rightwingyahooo on January 26, 2016 at 6:55 PM

Fine line there.

Sure hope none of these pastors if foolish enough to try to pressure members of their church into voting for Cruz…or any other candidate, for that matter.

lineholder on January 26, 2016 at 6:56 PM

Bob Vander Plaats? Thee Bob Vander Plaats?

HugoDrax on January 26, 2016 at 6:57 PM

Disney’s flagrant H1B treason in the headlines right as Trump hits his stride.

You could have been a hero Cruz, you had a chance to do the right thing “BUT YOU BLEW IT!!……you blew it.”

*Deniro to Stallone in “copland”

rightwingyahooo on January 26, 2016 at 6:58 PM

And Cruz was always cool with letting nearly all the illegals (and their anchor babies) stay and giving them citizenship.

My bad. I meant not citizenship but legalization.

On the other hand, in this 1999 memo from Cruz to George W Bush Cruz implied that he was for citizenship for the illegals: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/12/ted-cruz-immigration-memo-216951

anotherJoe on January 26, 2016 at 6:58 PM

Just started watching the series “Narcos” on NetFlix. When we’re first introduced to Pablo Escobar, he bribes most and threatens the families of those he can’t bribe who stand in the way of his ambition to one day be President of Columbia.

He proudly announces: “I make deals for a living.”

Something about that sounds eerily familiar …

ShainS on January 26, 2016 at 6:53 PM

from hitles to escobar, rofl! comming soon, gengis khan and caligula.

nathor on January 26, 2016 at 6:59 PM

Although, of course, they’ll have the last laugh when President Trump turns into a perfectly agreeable centrist Republican himself and brokers all sorts of classy deals with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

As a voter in the Republican primary and beyond, I consider Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan as a higher-priority enemy target than te Democrats. The only known cure for contempt is pain.

Rix on January 26, 2016 at 6:59 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGuVTw01vrM

You blew it Cruz.

rightwingyahooo on January 26, 2016 at 6:59 PM

Miserable SOB. The race card???? That’s all you’ve got?

You have much to learn, fool.

rightwingyahooo on January 26, 2016 at 6:53 PM

I’m calling it exactly as I see it. If the truth hurts so be it. I don’t think Trump is racist, but he’s a salesman. He know what triggers to pull for certain people. There aren’t enough true conservatives to push his numbers past Trump’s type of supporters. He probably realizes now his only hope is getting the evangelicals to come out in full force. Trump’s supporters are neither conservative nor evangelical, generally speaking. They are consisted mostly of exactly what I described. This has been an open secret among the Republican establishment for quite some time and now it’s blown up back in their faces.

proverbs427 on January 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM

We are not electing a pastor, or a deacon. We are electing a servant, a steward of the laws, who will take an oath to “see that the laws are faithfully executed” …

If he’s lying, or fails, we’re no worse off than we are now. If he follows thru, then we fight the next battle to drive him further to the right in the ensuing economic upturn.

We have to get to the battlefield, before we can fight.

rightwingyahooo on January 26, 2016 at 6:55 PM

If I wanted a pastor or deacon, I would be supporting Huckabee or Santorum.

I just point out that Trump, who says he is a Christan, as a Christian can’t even acknowledge that he has sin, and can’t even ask for forgiveness for it. That’s a pretty big part of being a Christian, no?

portlandon on January 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Trumping Morality

http://www.okwu.edu/blog/2016/01/trumping-morality/

Pork-Chop on January 26, 2016 at 7:01 PM

it went like this: “please dear pastors, help me achieving world domination! everybody knows a Canadian should rule”

nathor on January 26, 2016 at 7:01 PM

Goober Pyle…

OmahaConservative on January 26, 2016 at 6:54 PM

There’s a Megyn Kelly thread in headlines that needs your attention.

portlandon on January 26, 2016 at 7:02 PM

One of the forces aligned against them is establishment Republicans’ preference for Trump — short-term, until Cruz is vanquished and a center-right hero supposedly emerges from New Hampshire to do battle with Trump and make the Republican Party safe for the political class again.

Yep. Lying, manipulating bunch of traitors that they are.

This whole spiel about backing Trump has been nothing more than a ruse.

lineholder on January 26, 2016 at 7:02 PM

If I wanted a pastor or deacon, I would be supporting Huckabee or Santorum.

I just point out that Trump, who says he is a Christan, as a Christian can’t even acknowledge that he has sin, and can’t even ask for forgiveness for it. That’s a pretty big part of being a Christian, no?

portlandon on January 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM

IMO Trump sees Christianity in a tribal “us vs them” way. this appeals to many christians that see themselfs under attack.
for an atheist like me, I am fine with this kind of christianity. its the fusion of politics and fundies that i have a certain disgust for.

nathor on January 26, 2016 at 7:06 PM

Donald Trump’s outreach to Christians is bearing fruit, if results of the NBC News/Survey Monkey weekly online tracking poll out Tuesday are any indication.

Among white evangelical Republican voters nationally, Trump earned the support of 37 percent, while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, whose father is a pastor and has played a key role in recruiting faith leaders to support his son, is at 20 percent. In the same survey conducted the previous week, Cruz registered 9 percentage points higher. Below the top two contenders, Ben Carson earned 11 percent among evangelicals, and Marco Rubio took 10 percent.

Evangelical voters who prioritize the faith issue are historically big government people. Look at Huckabee in 2008. Look at Rick Santorum (who is Catholic but was popular among Evangelicals in 2012). Huck and Santorum are well-known nanny state supporters/enablers.

Aizen on January 26, 2016 at 7:07 PM

ted looks tired.
he needs to rest for the next few days.

renalin on January 26, 2016 at 7:08 PM

rightwingyahooo

Dick Richard

Funny but I don’t remember either of you punks being here this time last year. Go get stuffed. Trump has never cared about this country, didn’t care in 2012 when he could have mopped the floor with Obama. He’s here for the same reason you’re here: disinformation.

The Last Stand on January 26, 2016 at 7:08 PM

proverbs427 on January 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM

You should try living in the 21st century, not 1940.

The concerns America has are 100% valid because they are based on realities that they can see all around them. The third world is coming to America (and to Europe) and that is not a good thing. All metrics by which we measure quality of life go down as the percentage of the third world we host goes up.

What you are seeing now in America, you will see in Europe as well, so this has nothing to do with republicans, democrats or any other group. This has only to do with a reality so ugly and so dangerous that mainstream people now demand that it be addressed.

HugoDrax on January 26, 2016 at 7:08 PM

There are 4 options for president, 3 of them are bad

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jan/26/steve-deace-there-are-4-options-president-3-them-a/?page=all#pagebreak

Pork-Chop on January 26, 2016 at 7:10 PM

proverbs427 on January 26, 2016 at 6:47 PM

You know, I read such tripe from deranged Anti-Trumpers and it strengthens my belief that supporting Trump is the only way to go this cycle.

This guy here labels all Trump supporters as “not conservatives”, “racists”, etc… and hopes to accomplish what exactly?

The next 8 years is sure going to be miserable for you as we make America great again.

TheRightMan on January 26, 2016 at 7:11 PM

Go get stuffed. Trump has never cared about this country…

The Last Stand on January 26, 2016 at 7:08 PM

Kind of funny I don’t remember YOU being here.
Why don’t you get stuffed.

anotherJoe on January 26, 2016 at 7:12 PM

If a pastor tells his congregation to vote for a constitutionally ineligible candidate, then why would they expect to preserve their religious freedom rights? Do you think you can just subvert a little bit of the Constitution? You have to defend all of it or none of it and change what you don’t like or that can use an improvement by using the amendment process.

Buddahpundit on January 26, 2016 at 7:13 PM

proverbs427 on January 26, 2016 at 6:47 PM

We won’t do as you wish so we must be racists. You’re as pathetic as Obama.

Dick Richard on January 26, 2016 at 7:13 PM

Funny but I don’t remember either of you punks being here this time last year.

The Last Stand on January 26, 2016 at 7:08 PM

rightwingyahooo on November 14, 2015 at 7:56 PM

rightwingyahooo on December 21, 2014 at 2:05 PM

rightwingyahooo on September 23, 2013 at 8:08 PM

rightwingyahooo on February 7, 2012 at 10:23 PM

sharrukin on January 26, 2016 at 7:15 PM

Funny but I don’t remember either of you punks being here this time last year. Go get stuffed. Trump has never cared about this country, didn’t care in 2012 when he could have mopped the floor with Obama. He’s here for the same reason you’re here: disinformation.

The Last Stand on January 26, 2016 at 7:08 PM

Um, your desperation is showing. Obviously you’re losing and crying about it like a 12 year old. Pound sand, clown.

Dick Richard on January 26, 2016 at 7:17 PM

They are consisted mostly of exactly what I described. This has been an open secret among the Republican establishment for quite some time and now it’s blown up back in their faces.

proverbs427 on January 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Yes, you’re saying the immigration hawks are racist. That means you’re calling me a racist.

You can go straight to hell. I’ll be damned if I’ll bother justifying myself to you.

You’ll lose, and that will be good enough for me. Dismissed, you malevolent liar.

rightwingyahooo on January 26, 2016 at 7:18 PM

proverbs427 on January 26, 2016 at 6:47 PM

the race card, pfff!
look at racist trump:
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/692093215944654849

i am sure his white supremacist followers are thrilled with such tweets./

nathor on January 26, 2016 at 7:18 PM

O/T
Trump not doing the debate. See: Drudge

31giddyup on January 26, 2016 at 7:21 PM

Iowa Ground Game In The Home Stretch: Shoe Leather vs. The Show

http://theresurgent.com/iowa-ground-game-in-the-home-stretch-shoe-leather-vs-the-show/

Pork-Chop on January 26, 2016 at 7:23 PM

Instead of taking the Trumpalo’s word on Cruz’s immigration stance, you read, in writing, from Cruz himself.

Now, before any of the Trumpalos start howling about Cruz changing his position on immigration I would only ask one thing: Name one thing the Donald hasn’t his position on. And skip immigration because his donations to Democrats say something very different than what currently preaches.

M240H on January 26, 2016 at 7:23 PM

So yeah, about those losers who were lying about me lying yesterday…

Oh, and I endorse Bernie Sanders. Just to accelerate your impending electoral doom.

Myron Falwell on January 26, 2016 at 7:24 PM

The Hill ✔ @thehill
BREAKING: Trump campaign: He will “definitely not” be participating in Fox News debate http://hill.cm/sQrxx7N pic.twitter.com/ZWCIkYqic5
View image on Twitter

I just saw Roni…..well he’ll be lead off of every show for the next couple of days.

Fox has not announced it yet.

CoffeeLover on January 26, 2016 at 7:24 PM

FLASHING RED SIREN DRUDGE ALERT:

TRUMP BOLTS FOXNEWS DEBATE
The Drudge Report

anotherJoe on January 26, 2016 at 7:24 PM

rightwingyahooo on January 26, 2016 at 7:18 PM

some people will never understand that having poor people(many times criminal) from poorer countries does not increase live quality here. we want better life quality for americans of all races that are legal citizens. that is nationalism, not racism.

nathor on January 26, 2016 at 7:25 PM

Wow, I don’t recall a Presidential candidate ever pussing out on a debate before …

M240H on January 26, 2016 at 7:26 PM

M240H on January 26, 2016 at 7:23 PM

The supposed “conservative TEA Party trio of slick teddy, rubifraud and amnesty randy all sold out to the CoC for amnesty and slave wagers for their donor owners about the same time and all use the same laraza/gop/CoC rhetoric in doing so.

It all came during the time frame the gop/rnc rules committee meeting (RNC Calls for Immigration Reform, but No Pathway to Citizenship at remember 1986 dot com) where Bruce Ash sponsored/Co-wrote the new gop/CoC amnesty plank.

My own supposed “conservative” congressmen gosar, salmon and schweikert came out at the same time with a nearly identical op-ed (What immigration reform must entail By U.S. Reps. David Schweikert, Matt Salmon and Paul Gosar Wed May 1, 2013 7:12 AM) to cruz’s position on mass legalization of foreign invaders and massive increases in legal foreigners:Ted Cruz- “Legal Status for 11+ Million Illegals, Double Legal Immigration, Raise H1B visas by 500%”. As amnesty randy’s spiel here.:Sen. Rand Paul: Trust but verify on immigration reform By Sen. Rand Paul – – Friday, February 8, 2013

orders were given and the establishment politicians went to work on selling out American Citizens.

for you who think this garbage wasnt coordinated and all of these so-called conservatives were not doing the CoC/gop dirty work, get your head out of the sand

liars all

Garyinaz66 on January 26, 2016 at 7:28 PM

Never having sinned, or believing he has never felt the need to ask for forgiveness? Obviously, he is God, or, is it Bubble Boy? I’m so confused.

vnvet on January 26, 2016 at 7:28 PM

TRUMP BOLTS FOXNEWS DEBATE
The Drudge Report

anotherJoe on January 26, 2016 at 7:24 PM

trump doing his job of creating presidential drama 24/7. amazing job!

nathor on January 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM

slick teddy cruz has NO PATH to a national victory and he knows it, there are not enough holy rollers or texans to get him there.

nobody else can stand his two-faced, lawyer speaking, lying, obfuscating, smarmy televangelist garbage.

Garyinaz66 on January 26, 2016 at 7:31 PM

and just to show the Democratic side:

The Hill ✔ @thehill
JUST IN: DNC refuses to sanction MSNBC’s Dem debate http://hill.cm/Vdp89Ae pic.twitter.com/qV1LfmfOZw
View image on Twitter

CoffeeLover on January 26, 2016 at 7:32 PM

OT….

About Trump not attending the debate….

“He’s definitely not participating in the Fox News debate,” Lewandowski said. “His word is his bond.”

He said Trump would remain in Iowa as planned and would instead host an event in the state to raise money for wounded warriors and other veterans groups.

lineholder on January 26, 2016 at 7:34 PM

No point in watching the debate…

OmahaConservative on January 26, 2016 at 7:35 PM

OmahaConservative on January 26, 2016 at 7:35 PM

OC, I thought the same thing LOL.

CoffeeLover on January 26, 2016 at 7:41 PM

Desperation

The Notorious G.O.P on January 26, 2016 at 7:43 PM

GO TRUMP GO!

TRUMP 2016

I don’t blame him for bowing out of the FOX News circus-debate!

Pragmatic on January 26, 2016 at 7:49 PM

Cruz pleads with Iowa pastors

Who are all these pastors that Cruz is and has been entangling himself with?
Inquiring minds want to know.

lynncgb on January 26, 2016 at 8:09 PM

If a pastor tells his congregation to vote for a constitutionally ineligible candidate, then why would they expect to preserve their religious freedom rights? Do you think you can just subvert a little bit of the Constitution? You have to defend all of it or none of it and change what you don’t like or that can use an improvement by using the amendment process.

Buddahpundit on January 26, 2016 at 7:13 PM

One doesn’t get their religious freedom rights from the Constitution, you know.

Cleombrotus on January 26, 2016 at 8:52 PM

proverbs427 on January 26, 2016 at 6:47 PM

You going to copy and paste this on every thread?

Like I said, The race card has expired.

Barred on January 26, 2016 at 9:08 PM

This whole spiel about backing Trump has been nothing more than a ruse.

Was any thinking person really fooled?

hachiban on January 26, 2016 at 9:10 PM

So – we went from: “Trump won’t be around for the Iowa Caucuses”

To

“If we want to stop Trump – we HAVE to beat him here!”

…….big change

williamg on January 26, 2016 at 11:28 PM