Open thread: Brace for impact. The New Hampshire GOP debate

posted at 7:31 pm on February 6, 2016 by Jazz Shaw

And away we go. At 8:15 pm eastern time, ABC (now known as the Anybody But Carly network) will usher seven Republican hopefuls onto the stage and give them one last chance to strut their stuff before the First in the Nation primary on Tuesday. (Alternate viewing options here.)

We’ve already had several debates, some with as many candidates on the stage as the full cast of The Ten Commandments, but tonight’s show is arguably the big one. It’s true that only one state has cast votes so far, but things are getting down to the wire for the remainder of the field. After Ted Cruz cleaned up in Iowa, some of the contenders who were mostly hoping to capture the evangelical vote called it a day, specifically Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum. Now we’re entering a state with an almost diametrically opposed voter base. New Hampshire is rated as the least religious state in the nation, also having one of the largest ranks of independents. If there’s anyplace for the mainstream, establishment candidates to make their mark in the early going, this is probably it.

While nothing is certain, Trump looks like a lock to win in the final local polling. Cruz has one win in his pocket and was never expecting to do terribly well here, so no matter where he finishes he’ll no doubt soldier on to South Carolina where he is still holding a strong second place in recent polling. But beyond that the picture gets fuzzy. There are three governors (well… four if you count Gilmore) who really need to break out here to have a shot at the establishment lane. If at least one of the group of Christie, Bush and Kasich can ring up a strong finish – preferably second place – then they can slow down the Marcomentum coming out of Iowa and keep themselves in the mix. That’s also probably good news for both Cruz and Trump if it happens because it continues to divide the establishment lane vote. But if Marco manages a solid second and the governors are all down in single digits, it’s conceivable that two or even three of them will drop out before South Carolina. If we assume that Carson’s run is pretty much done and Carly Fiorina just isn’t going to catch fire, we’re down to a three person race heading into Nevada and the SEC primary a few weeks from now.

The way I’m reading the cards right now, that makes tonight’s debate pretty critical to almost everyone on the stage and we’ll likely see some fireworks. But how much? Do you think The Donald will drop the F-bomb? He already did once this weekend.

Donald Trump had a four-letter word fest at last night’s campaign rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

‘You can tell them to go f— themselves, because they let you down and they left,’ Trump said, directing his ire at American companies that relocated overseas.

‘We’re going to knock the s— out of ISIS,’ Trump said at another point.

And encouraging New Hampshire voters to get to the polls on Tuesday for the country’s first primary, Trump dropped another swear word.

‘I don’t give a damn, you’ve got to get out of bed,’ he said.

Whether he does or doesn’t, he’s promised that it will be an awesome show. And The Donald may not have much to worry about in any event. The smart money seems to be on all the stragglers going after Rubio. If so, it’s hard to blame them. Attacking Trump doesn’t seem to do much good and Cruz really doesn’t control the segment of the vote the rest of them are going after. As I said at the top, they need to beat Rubio and I’m guessing we’ll see how he holds up when he’s the real focus of attention.

In case you didn’t hear, the next debate after this will be back at Fox and Trump has stated he will show up this time, even with Megyn Kelly as the moderator. But that’s enough housekeeping notes from me. It’s almost time for the candidates to take to the lecterns. But for all you nitpickers, you can still say podiums if you like. (Check the second definition at Merriam Webster, though lectern is preferred.)

UPDATE: (Jazz) As you’ll recall from the other night, our own M.K. Hammer will be asking some of the questions tonight. She’s already been tweeting some shots from the stage.

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Axe on February 7, 2016 at 8:14 AM

Good one Sir..Well played..:)

Dire Straits on February 7, 2016 at 8:15 AM

He didn’t really mean it, that was just clever political maneuvering.

talkingpoints on February 7, 2016 at 8:32 AM

talkingpoints on February 7, 2016 at 8:32 AM

lolz..I totally saw his (Axe) point..:)

Dire Straits on February 7, 2016 at 8:39 AM

NO, in fact Trump is NOT the strongest on illegal immigration. Of those left, Cruz is by far. When Cruz was killing the Gang of 8 immigration reform bill, Trump was strongly calling for full amnesty for all illegals WITH citizenship.

Trump said multiple times within the last few months that he would create an expedited system to re-import almost all he deports, giving them legal permanent resident status AND consider giving them citizenship. Touchback amnesty. Just a little over a year ago he said that all Dreamers could stay, and that his businesses couldn’t have survived if not for all the illegal aliens to cut the lawn and make the beds.

He’s also said he won’t even START building the wall for at least two years – and he’s also hired over 1,000 h-1b visa holders and countless numbers of illegal aliens over the years. Plus he wants to significantly increase the number of h-2b (low skilled non-agricultural) visas also.

Trump has also said that all foreign students who earn degrees here ought to be able to stay for LIFE – that’s about 900,000 per YEAR, and 2/3rds of those are STEM degrees… plus it would be wide open to blatant fraud. That’s more than TRIPLE the number in the H-1b increase Cruz at one point called for, and of course with more abuses of the system coming to light in the past year or so, Cruz has in fact called for a moratorium on them entirely until the law can be strengthened to protect American citizens better.

Not to mention that the mass deportation Trump is promising isn’t even in his written plan, and is literally impossible to do because he’d have to somehow manage to find, catch, detain, put through deportation trials (those courts are backed up about 3 to 5 years right now!), and deport – starting the day he’s inaugurated – between 16,500 to 55,000 per DAY every day for 730 days straight… it’s impossible to do anything even close to that. So either he’s blatantly lying, or he’s too “stupid” (h/t Trump) to do the basic math…

Trump is far worse than Cruz on illegal immigration – and legal immigration and foreign workers too, any way you cut it.

Rational Db8 on February 7, 2016 at 6:01 AM

+1

widget on February 7, 2016 at 9:11 AM

Carson, Trump, and Kasich, none of them heard their names and they all waited…

Trump wasn’t being “classy” or “wrong”, he just waited with the others to make sure his name was called and he didn’t step out of line.

Good grief…

Classy and Trump should never be used in the same sentence…unless spell check changed trashy to classy…

right2bright on February 7, 2016 at 8:19 AM

False, as usual. Trump clearly heard his name called, watch the video again. Or for the first time.

fossten on February 7, 2016 at 9:11 AM

He didn’t really mean it, that was just clever political maneuvering.

talkingpoints on February 7, 2016 at 8:32 AM

Ha ha! That’s TV Ted’s line. That’s why he apologized.

fossten on February 7, 2016 at 9:12 AM

…come on you guys!….take this to 3,000!….I swear last night…it was going 100 comments every 5 minutes at times!

JugEarsButtHurt on February 7, 2016 at 9:27 AM

no to the pro-amnesty anti-American runt puppy rubio
runt – an undersized weak person
TRUMP 2016
ALPHA DOGS 4EVER

Pragmatic on February 7, 2016 at 9:27 AM

…I wonder if Rush Limbaugh’s cochlear implants shorted out…when doughnut boy had robotic Rube repeating himself 5 times?

JugEarsButtHurt on February 7, 2016 at 9:33 AM

Is this a record number of comments for HotGas? Pretty close, at least. Prolly would have gone the distance if Trump choked out JEB! instead of shush-ing him

tdarrington on February 7, 2016 at 9:37 AM

tdarrington on February 7, 2016 at 9:37 AM

This is not close..:)

Dire Straits on February 7, 2016 at 9:41 AM

I think the North Koreans won last night. They think we are worried about them.

I would have liked it if one of them said “North Korea is China’s puppy and they peed on the rug tonight. We need to make China get their puppy state back in line or shut them down. The only reason there is a North Korea is because China backs them. We need to force China to back away from NK to bring them back to heel.”

Don’t stroke Kim’s ego by treating him like some great military strategic threat.

tdarrington on February 7, 2016 at 9:42 AM

Boy..that Trump(PBUH)…what a flaccid whiner. When everyone is hooting and fainting for him, he rises to the occasion…the occasion of glorifying himself. When questioned or booed he turns into a whiny wiener.
Just pointing out the obvious.

Mimzey on February 7, 2016 at 9:48 AM

I’ll just say this flat out. I favor the social conservative/fiscal conservative alliance even though I don’t consider myself to be a social conservative, and I think this stuff is important, but it’s also not my key issue right now with our economy on life support.
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Doomberg on February 7, 2016 at 1:49 AM

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Great answer. You’re the first Trumphead in this thread who had the guts to say that: social issues are not as important to you as illegal aliens. Understood. My Mother is the same way. She’s a big Tump supporter and I obviously respect her dearly.

I understand that and respect your position. But, can you also understand and respect the fact that for some other Conservatives out there (such as myself) think illegal aliens and immigration is not a key issue for me right now either? The crappy economy, the growth of government, and foreign policy are much more important to me right now than illegals.

That’s why I’m voting for Ted Cruz. He is the most consistent and reliable Conservative across the board on the economy, smaller government, social policies, and foreign policy. I think Don Trump is very good on immigration and foreign policy, but I fear that he will be a RINO on everything else. And because Trump is the front runner and will probably be our nominee, I’m worried about that.
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Captain Kirock on February 7, 2016 at 2:07 AM
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Trying to change our liberal culture with political policies will only move the culture further left.

Wasted effort.
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HonestLib on February 7, 2016 at 6:35 AM

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Uh, Captain Kirock … you’re going to have to clarify what “social policies”, you believe Ted Cruz will try to implement in order to steer our “liberal culture” back.

The term “social policies”, as you used it there, is open to a lot of interpretation.

The biggest change necessary to steer our “liberal culture” back, is allowing “public recognition of God.”
The President cannot do that unilaterally.
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Btw … if nothing monumental changes before the Pennsylvania Primary, I’ll be voting for Ted Cruz, as well.

listens2glenn on February 7, 2016 at 10:32 AM

Is this a record number of comments for HotGas? Pretty close, at least. Prolly would have gone the distance if Trump choked out JEB! instead of shush-ing him

tdarrington on February 7, 2016 at 9:37 AM

…no…we had 120 pages once…till they turned off the spigot.

Report: Palin parts ways with Fox News

JugEarsButtHurt on February 7, 2016 at 10:43 AM

…clarify what “social policies”, you believe Ted Cruz will try to implement in order to steer our “liberal culture” back.

Strict adherence to the Constitution will go a long way to that goal.

Mimzey on February 7, 2016 at 10:44 AM

Cruz won the debate and will do better in NH than expected. He was the only adult and the only person who was presidential. Trump was an a$$ and had no substance. Carson was petty. Christie destroyed Rubio, thank God, Jeb landed a blow on Trump and Kasich showed up. NH is a liberal and libertarian state. Unless Cruz pulls off a miraculous win in this liberal state, no one will wrap this up. My money is on Cruz to get the nomination. He is the last conservative standing.

fight like a girl on February 7, 2016 at 11:21 AM

Is not the economy a social thing?

socon/fiscon both moral issues.

IDontCair on February 7, 2016 at 11:27 AM

He’s still chickenshit, and if you don’t vote for the lesser of two evils, why did you vote for Romney, who is so obviously different from Trump?

Misha on February 7, 2016 at 3:24 AM

Romney professed a belief in self deportation. Something I disagree with Trump on. I believe both types of deportations will work.

NWConservative on February 7, 2016 at 11:36 AM

How did this get to 2900 comments?

Redstone on February 7, 2016 at 11:37 AM

Still no answer from the Trump supporters on what the penalty for being in the United States of America illegally is.

They like to forget that the penalty is a ban from re-entry into the United States of America.

Everyone seems to be confused what amnesty means with respect to illegal aliens and immigration.

Why do we have punishment for criminals? For deterrence and to remove them from society both of which protects society from them.

When you catch a thief, is it punishment to just simply take away what the thief stole? Of course not. If that was all we did to them, they would just keep doing it until they did not get caught. The time in prison and sometimes fines and community service are needed.

We live in a nation of laws.

What is the punishment for breaking into the United States of America? It is not deportation, deportation is the return to the normal of them not being in the nation, that is not the punishment any more than simply taking back what a thief stole is the punishment for stealing. The punishment is being banned from re-entry to the United States of America for a set period of time. Sometimes for life! A friend of my wife has a lifetime ban because she simply got married to her American fiance while she was in the process of getting, not even having gotten, a fiance visa. LIFETIME! For such a minor thing. I think it is harsh, but am willing to accept there is a reason for that. The fiance visa is the quickest visa to get, my wife’s visa took 3 times as long as it would have taken if it were a fiance VISA.

So, when we catch an illegal alien, the punishment is not deportation, just like taking the money back from a thief is not the punishment. The punishment for entering the nation illegally or overstaying a VISA or even just failing to use a VISA for what it was issued for is to have your access to the United States of America cut off for a period of time. Mostly bans of 5 years, 10 years, 20 years and finally lifetime ban. There may be other time periods for different forms of illegality.

Trump’s plan for current illegal aliens is what the New York Times calls touchback amnesty.

“This is a policy called “touchback” and it was first proposed in 2007 by moderate Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX). She offered a “touchback” amendment on the Senate floor that would have required illegal immigrants to return to their home countries to apply for a special “Z visa” that would allow them to reenter the United States in an expedited fashion and work here indefinitely.”

Let’s believe Trump on what he says…

1) This is common enough knowledge I hope I do not need a quote for it.
2) Here again, this should be common enough knowledge I hope I do not need a quote for it.
3) “Legal status,” Trump suggested. “We got to move ’em out, we’re going to move ’em back in if they’re really good people.
4) “I would get people out and then have an expedited way of getting them back into the country so they can be legal…. A lot of these people are helping us … and sometimes it’s jobs a citizen of the United States doesn’t want to do. I want to move ’em out, and we’re going to move ’em back in and let them be legal.”
5) He continued, “I would expedite it [the process] because some of these people are fantastic people. I’ve been to the border. I was there a few days ago. I met some people. These are fantastic people, and they have great reputations within their community. So, what I’d do is I’d expedite it.
6) He added, “when we have some good people, we have some very good people here, we have a lot of really good people. They’re illegal. Now, you either have a country or not. We go out, and we’re going to try and bring them back rapidly, the good ones. Rapidly. You know the word ‘expedited’?

Those are his what he says he will do. Below is what it means in each aspect.

1) He is going to deport the illegal aliens. Let’s just give him the benefit and say, he will do it.
2) He will keep the criminal illegal aliens out. I think I will believe this completely.
3) He will let the good ones in. I completely believe this part.
4) The good ones are those who have jobs. That will be the bulk of illegal aliens who are not criminals.
5) The good ones are those who are community members. This pretty much includes any other illegal aliens who are not criminals.
6) He has then said he will expedite them back and get them back quickly. This is a new system he is creating to bring them back into the nation, which is currently against the law.

So what does this mean for Trump’s immigration policy?

Deporting the person is not the punishment. Deporting the person is just the natural result of being caught as an illegal alien in this nation. The punishment comes in the form of being banned for a period of time from re-entering the United States. The ban is intended to be a deterrent to illegal immigration. When Trump talks about returning those deported illegal aliens quickly through an expedited process, he is talking about removing or at the very least reducing significantly the punishment for having broken into the country illegally or having overstayed a visa illegally. This removes the deterrent to entering the nation illegally if you can just quickly come right back in.

Trump is for amnesty. It is called Touchback amnesty and was proposed a while back and is acceptable to Chuck Schumer, La Raza, the New York Times and Illegal Aliens.
It now seems to be the case that the Trump supporters are arguing that removing the ban on re-entry to the United States of America and bringing back the illegal aliens that Trump deports quickly is “legal immigration”. Really, they say that removing the re-entry bans is not amnesty, but “legal immigration”. By that logic just simply passing any law that makes them legal residents would be “legal immigration”.

Cruz will not amnesty any illegals. “My position is very simple. I oppose amnesty. I oppose citizenship. I oppose legalization … Today, tomorrow, forever. I believe in the rule of law.” That is a pretty solid word from a pretty solid man.

Constitutionalist on February 7, 2016 at 11:41 AM

Trump is for amnesty. It is called Touchback amnesty and was proposed a while back and is acceptable to Chuck Schumer, La Raza, the New York Times and Illegal Aliens.

Constitutionalist on February 7, 2016 at 11:41 AM

Trump’s call for language patriotism, however, received a stinging rebuke from the ethnic advocacy group La Raza. “Every time Donald Trump opens his mouth he widens the gulf between the Republican Party and Latino voters. Today is no exception,” said La Raza spokesperson Lisa Navarrette.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/03/la-raza-backs-jeb-slams-trump-for-english-language-patriotism/

IDontCair on February 7, 2016 at 11:51 AM

Trump’s call for language patriotism, however, received a stinging rebuke from the ethnic advocacy group La Raza. “Every time Donald Trump opens his mouth he widens the gulf between the Republican Party and Latino voters. Today is no exception,” said La Raza spokesperson Lisa Navarrette.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/03/la-raza-backs-jeb-slams-trump-for-english-language-patriotism/

IDontCair on February 7, 2016 at 11:51 AM

Which has nothing at all to do with their desire for amnesty, a form of which they support that Trump also says he will impliment.

Constitutionalist on February 7, 2016 at 12:09 PM

Axe and Dire forget Cruz’ classy moment from last night, when he lied through his big teeth about how “Cnn took 3 1/2 hours to correct the story”. There is video and written proof that they corrected it 1 1/2 minutes later.

The media, all of them, are ripping him to shreds. He could have simply apologized last night and left it at that. That long spiel and the big lie made it worse.

Also 1 classy move and one rotten one, similar to all of them, no 100% bad apple makes. There is a redemption thread today, btw.

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2016 at 12:20 PM

Cruz won the debate
fight like a girl on February 7, 2016 at 11:21 AM

You and petunia have a cool room reserved.

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2016 at 12:22 PM

Fox is also cuddling up with the NH reporter who as thrown out by ABC/Trump, and they are ripping Trump apart, just to help their loser Rubio.

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2016 at 12:25 PM

…like Virgins…we need 72 more!

JugEarsButtHurt on February 7, 2016 at 12:42 PM

The feed

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2016 at 1:15 PM

The true traitorous Rubio

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2016 at 1:51 PM

Cruz wants 3-5 million peasants legally. He’s owned by the same open borders trans-nationalists as Rubio. He will do as he is told.

This is your one chance, Buster, figure it out.

Joseph K on February 7, 2016 at 1:41 AM

Cruz definitely wants more than 3 million legal immigrants per year, as everybody knows, he voted against an amendment that capped it a 3 million in 2013 by Jeff Sessions.

NWConservative on February 7, 2016 at 1:47 AM

Where in the world do you two get such idiocy from? There was NO Sessions amendment with a 3M cap. The Sessions amendment was for 1.2M, not 3M, let alone 5M. You guys are just making things up out of whole cloth.

Rational Db8 on February 7, 2016 at 2:51 PM

Cruz definitely wants more than 3 million legal immigrants per year, as everybody knows, he voted against an amendment that capped it a 3 million in 2013 by Jeff Sessions.

NWConservative on February 7, 2016 at 1:47 AM

Well, you know, poison pill….

Joseph K on February 7, 2016 at 1:48 AM

Every time I bring it up to a Cruz supporter, I get silence.

RBMN left after I asked about the other poison pills. And voiceofreason completely ignored it.

NWConservative on February 7, 2016 at 1:58 AM

Try that it’s just blatantly false information. There was NO such amendment for a 3 million cap by Sessions or anyone else.

You guys are focusing on false information from 3 years ago, while totally ignoring the fact that the guy you support, Trump, was pushing amnesty with citizenship for ALL back when Cruz was working to kill the Gang of 8 bill, and has hired countless illegals and over 1,000 H-1b visa holders himself. Even more importantly, Trump CURRENTLY supports touchback amnesty for most of the illegal aliens currently here giving them permanent legal resident status and maybe citizenship – AFTER we fist pay to found them up and deport them only to pay to bring them right back for amnesty, wants to drastically increase the number of h-2b visa holders (low skilled non-ag. workers) to cut his business lawns and clean his hotel rooms, says that all foreign students who get degrees here ought to be able to stay here for life – suggesting citizenship – when that’s about 900,000 per YEAR and would be wide open to fraud…

So you guys are either painfully ignorant, or incredibly hypocritical.

Rational Db8 on February 7, 2016 at 3:05 PM

Cruz had 5 amendments. Every one was a talking point designed with his future Presidential run in mind. He stuck to those 5 points like glue until Trump ruined everything….

That was Cruz’s immigration plan in a nutshell, until Trump crashed the party, and dragged him kicking and screaming to the right.

Joseph K on February 7, 2016 at 2:06 AM

Too bad you don’t have a clue what you’re talking about and are dead wrong. Go look through NumbersUSA for a start – Cruz gets an “A” rating, the highest of all the candidates (Trump gets an A- and they’ve missed a number of his key statements that would drop him far lower no less. Then go look at what Cruz campaigned on to get elected to the Senate to begin with. Those 5 amendments were a very small part of everything he’s done and said with regard to trying to seal our border and halt illegal immigration. And Cruz was the one primarily responsible for killing the Gang of 8 bill – even Sessions said if it weren’t for Cruz’s leadership fighting it, the bill almost certainly would have passed. All while TRUMP was supporting full amnesty WITH CITIZENSHIP for all illegals.

Rational Db8 on February 7, 2016 at 3:15 PM

I missed the introduction and just saw it this morning. Really lame move by Cruz & Carson.

redridinghood on February 7, 2016 at 3:57 PM

Meant Trump and Carson regarding Cruz

redridinghood on February 7, 2016 at 3:58 PM

It makes vastly more sense to go with Cruz’s … Rational Db8 on February 7, 2016 at 6:16 AM

When did Mister “That’s not my policy” proffer this bill? Oh yeah, in December, after Trump brought up the subject.

I gotta give him credit, TV Teddy does know how to follow the leader.

fossten on February 7, 2016 at 7:01 AM

Trump deserves a lot of credit for saying what no one else was willing to say.

However, a blanket ban on all Muslim entry would probably violate the Constitution, while the ban Cruz (and I think Rand) support, by targeting the ban to terrorist nations, would be Constitutional and could be enforced.

Donald comes out with sweeping broad statements, but many/most of them can’t be implemented in his form. Cruz understands how legislation must be worded. It’s a challenging topic, as seen by the controversy over his amendments to the Gang of Eight Bill. He couldn’t stop the bill directly, so he modified it til the Democrats no longer wanted to pass it. Trump would need really good advice (that he would be willing to follow) to be optimally successful in pursuing his agenda.

talkingpoints on February 7, 2016 at 8:13 AM

More idiocy from fossten. Trump announced his “Muslim ban” Dec 7th, 2015. Cruz presented legislation stopping the inflow from terrorist countries on Nov. 18th, 2015.. All the way back in Jan. 2015 he’d submitted a bill to strip any American who joined ISIS of their citizenship – King submitted a similar bill in the House. In fact he’d also submitted a similar bill in 2014. Cruz was reaming Obama and other responsible officials over the Syrian immigration/refugee/visa problem and potential terrorism as far back as 2014, and pushing for that to be stopped. There are a number of other actions too, but that ought to put to rest your absurd claim that Cruz was following Trump, when the REVERSE was true – and Trump didn’t even do a decent job of it.

So all of Cruz’s actions were well before Donald “I grab credit for everything and my Trumpettes fall for it every time” Trump has said a word.

“TalkingPoints” — I pretty much agree with your statement and appreciate it. I’d only note that Trump often isn’t the first to have said these things at all – the media just acts like he’s the Pied Piper and cover his proclamations, while they often ignore far better but similar statements from others.

Rational Db8 on February 7, 2016 at 5:05 PM

Cruz has too much LBJ running in his veins.

“uses every dirty trick in the bag”

papertiger on February 7, 2016 at 5:09 PM

the media just acts like he’s the Pied Piper and cover his proclamations, while they often ignore far better but similar statements from others

And that’s a skill we need in the WH.

You know what. Cruz would make an excellent Senator under a Trump presidency.

papertiger on February 7, 2016 at 5:13 PM

And that’s a skill we need in the WH. [e.g., Trump media Pied Piper]

papertiger on February 7, 2016 at 5:13 PM

What utter hogwash. The president has NO problem getting media attention, no matter WHO he is. The last thing we need is a bloviating self-contradictory liar and Twitterer-in-Chief in the Oval Office.

Rational Db8 on February 7, 2016 at 5:19 PM

Axe and Dire forget Cruz’ classy moment from last night, when he lied through his big teeth about how “Cnn took 3 1/2 hours to correct the story”. There is video and written proof that they corrected it 1 1/2 minutes later.

The media, all of them, are ripping him to shreds. He could have simply apologized last night and left it at that. That long spiel and the big lie made it worse.

Also 1 classy move and one rotten one, similar to all of them, no 100% bad apple makes. There is a redemption thread today, btw.

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2016 at 12:20 PM

Messianic Ted is on a mission from God, to awaken the body of Christ – therefore, for what should he be apologizing?

Personally, if I’d have been Cruz, I would not have even apologized. There, I said it. Let the wailing and gnashing of teeth about morality begin. I still do not care.

idalily on February 3, 2016 at 8:05 PM

LOL :D

Anti-ControI on February 7, 2016 at 6:01 PM

Messianic Ted is on a mission from God, to awaken the body of Christ – therefore, for what should he be apologizing?

Anti-ControI on February 7, 2016 at 6:01 PM

Compassion for the confused, and a desire to move forward out of Sillyland?

Mimzey on February 7, 2016 at 7:58 PM

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