Trump Barely Edges Cruz in Kentucky in Louisiana; Comparison of LA Early Voting Vs. Today's Voting Shows Major Shift to Cruz; Wins Night, 64 Delegates to Trump's 49

64 delegates won by Cruz on the night, 49 for Trump.


With Louisville going narrowly for Trump, 30-28%, I guess Decision Desk decided there was no longer enough vote outstanding for Cruz to overcome Trump's slim 4-point lead statewide. So it looks like both KY and LA will go to Trump with fairly narrow margins (4 points).

Rubio is not even in the conversation, nor is Kasich.

It seems unlikely that Rubio or Kasich will drop out before their states vote in 10 days, but it does seem like anyone with a brain in their heads should realize that votes for either of these men are wasted votes, and effectively votes in favor of Trump.

Rubio and his diehards continue to babble that the "map really looks good for Rubio going forward." Apparently the map yet to come is completely different from the 22 states, scattered in all regions of the country except the far west, that have already voted.

But there's some hidden, secret Rubio Remnant hiding out there in states completely different from all of these: Texas, Maine, Oklahoma, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Vermont, South Carolina, Kentucky, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas, Iowa, Alaska...

What states could possibly be so different from these that Rubio is going to suddenly zoom up from his 8-14% level?

Cruz is lately averaging from the thirties to forties -- previously, a Trumpian level of domination.

No one except Cruz has posted such big tallies -- has anyone but Cruz and Trump broken the 30% level, anywhere?

Upon what possible basis, except for fantasy, can one postulate that Rubio is, as usual, just 'round the corner from breaking through?

There are now two tiers in this race -- Trump/Cruz, and in the second tier, Rubio/Kasich. His numbers at the Kasich level, sometimes below them.

The Big Mo:



Note that while Trump will win these two states, the margins will be small.

This may or may not happen:


The "Trump the Phenomenon" phase of the campaign is officially over. He's squeaking by Ted Cruz now -- either Trump's not a phenomenon, or Cruz is also one. You can't make a "Trump the Phenomenon" case on 4% margin of victory.

Rubio's Win is Cruz's Gain: Little doubt about it that it was Rubio's belittling of Trump that got into Trump's head and caused Trump to get really weird in the debate.

Can't lie; that's Rubio's doing. It's not just that he blew himself up in taking Trump down a peg. Just the way it works out sometimes.


Posted by: Ace at 09:17 PM




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1 Howdy!

Posted by: rickl at March 05, 2016 09:17 PM (sdi6R)

2 Good night horde

Posted by: Skip at March 05, 2016 09:17 PM (fizMZ)

3 I'll go get the others in a minute.

Posted by: rickl at March 05, 2016 09:18 PM (sdi6R)

4 Still trying to get over the revelation that there are Republicans in Puerto Rico.

Posted by: Splunge at March 05, 2016 09:18 PM (iMxBJ)

5 Ace is there going to be a podcast tonight?

Posted by: sleepysol at March 05, 2016 09:18 PM (lNB0b)

6 This business will get out of control...

Posted by: Admiral Painter at March 05, 2016 09:18 PM (12kBq)

7 g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 05, 2016 09:18 PM (KCxzN)

8 maybe trump will team up with cruz.....that would be the best solution imho

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 05, 2016 09:19 PM (0O7c5)

9 You just don't understand my Minnesota Strategy. #NeverTrump #CanIBorrowYourCreditCard

Posted by: Mario Romo at March 05, 2016 09:19 PM (hDDgx)

10 ricki if you don't want any shower mishaps you better get you know who

Posted by: Skip at March 05, 2016 09:19 PM (fizMZ)

11

It's a wipe out in LA.
I just hope Cruz comes in second.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 05, 2016 09:19 PM (qCMvj)

12 two anti establishment guys.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 05, 2016 09:19 PM (0O7c5)

13 >>>Ace is there going to be a podcast tonight?

nah. not much to say.

Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 09:19 PM (dciA+)

14 I don't love watching all these a-holes on TV, talking about what a lock Donald Trump is, without taking into account what is going to happen once Rubio and Cacic drop out.

Posted by: VA MK Z at March 05, 2016 09:19 PM (+0aiQ)

15 Trump/Cruz went 2/2 but Trump's wins are bigger than Cruz's. I expected Cruz to take Kansas but not Maine. Thankfully the most important goal, the demise of Narco Rubio is on schedule because he's getting trashed everywhere. Making the Establishment power bottom is the main purpose of this election and it's going very well so far.

Posted by: Johnny at March 05, 2016 09:20 PM (MZKpF)

16 Rubio just doesn't care about anyone but Rubio.

If he had any integrity he'd get out and endorse Cruz.

It would be awesome if Cruz were to get more Fkorida votes than Mario.

Posted by: Grumpy old man at March 05, 2016 09:20 PM (WQ7Wn)

17 go Donnie, me bucks!

Posted by: Trumplobster at March 05, 2016 09:20 PM (qpUc7)

18 Dictated but not read.

Posted by: VA MK Z at March 05, 2016 09:21 PM (+0aiQ)

19 Guessing the LA voters didn't pay the satellite bill and couldn't watch the debate

Posted by: Anderson Cooper at March 05, 2016 09:21 PM (12kBq)

20 Maine is a big win for Cruz.

Posted by: Lauren at March 05, 2016 09:21 PM (iweze)

21 I'm confused about LA--Cruz won the caucuses by a big margin. Does that count for anything?

Posted by: burke at March 05, 2016 09:22 PM (dsrlq)

22 Ted's second in La

Posted by: Skip at March 05, 2016 09:22 PM (fizMZ)

23 I like the cut of this thread's jib.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 09:23 PM (pUDQf)

24

So, Rubio walks into a bar...

Posted by: Rock Lobster at March 05, 2016 09:23 PM (qul7b)

25 Getting crushed is the new ULTIMATE VICTORY!!

Posted by: Mario Rubes at March 05, 2016 09:23 PM (Vy81P)

26 If Marco is going to be smart about his political future, he will drop out before Florida and endorse Cruz. Even if he doesn't get the VP nod, he will be a hero to the anti--Trump group, and to conservatives whose respect he will gain for having done the right thing.

Posted by: VA MK Z at March 05, 2016 09:23 PM (+0aiQ)

27 LA has a 20% threshold. Rubio and, of course, Kasich, have yet to cross that threshold.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 09:23 PM (8PbKi)

28 13 >>>Ace is there going to be a podcast tonight?

nah. not much to say.

Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 09:19 PM (dciA+)



I'd have preferred a podcast last night after your 3-6 drinks. Ace of Spades sings the classics.

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2016 09:24 PM (zt+N6)

29 Drudge continues to embarrass himself. Nothing negative on Trump in months. Tonight he is blaring the results in KY and LA, burying KA and ME in the fine print.

Posted by: Trump Can't be TrusTED at March 05, 2016 09:24 PM (Ee+Gd)

30 Speaking of Winston Churchill, toady is the anniversary of his 'Iron Curtain Speech':


"From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere, and all are subject in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and, in many cases, increasing measure of control from Moscow."

- Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) (speech, Fulton Missouri, 5 March 1946)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 05, 2016 09:24 PM (9mTYi)

31 Trump or Cruz... I think I'll stay in the bathtub...

Posted by: Kqeef Olberwoman at March 05, 2016 09:24 PM (12kBq)

32 So, Rubio walks into a bar...

Posted by: Rock Lobster at March 05, 2016 09:23 PM (qul7b)


Why? He couldn't make it onto a bar stool or see over the bar to order.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 05, 2016 09:24 PM (zc3Db)

33 Katsick at 3 % in Louisiana


winning !!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Posted by: duck and cover at March 05, 2016 09:24 PM (/542q)

34 I'll assume this is an open thread and post about a Vegas mini-meetup for a little over a week from now. I've gotten the suggestion for the Rock House at the Venetian. Apparently, there's a Groupon for all-you-can-drink which has got to be a good thing.

Opinions?

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at March 05, 2016 09:24 PM (jV8Mq)

35 ...So, Rubio walks into a bar...
Says "oww".

Posted by: scorecard at March 05, 2016 09:24 PM (CRXed)

36

Cruz has the sniffles.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 05, 2016 09:24 PM (qCMvj)

37 'toady'? 'today'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 05, 2016 09:24 PM (9mTYi)

38 "0.2% of the vote counted" - What took you so long?

Posted by: Baldy at March 05, 2016 09:24 PM (1SCTq)

39 Rubio goin down.

THAT is what matters.

Screw, fcuk, piss on Mitt Romney...asshole gave us four more years of King Barky......Romney is a good little soldier for the GOPe. NOTHING more.

Posted by: Lower Class person whose opinions need to be guided at March 05, 2016 09:25 PM (3ZttN)

40 26 If Marco is going to be smart about his political future, he will drop out before Florida and endorse Cruz. Even if he doesn't get the VP nod, he will be a hero to the anti--Trump group, and to conservatives whose respect he will gain for having done the right thing.

THIS

Posted by: Grumpy old man at March 05, 2016 09:25 PM (WQ7Wn)

41 How is Fox covering this tonight?

Posted by: Dave S. at March 05, 2016 09:25 PM (mhkbv)

42 nah. not much to say.

Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 09:19 PM (dciA+)

You could tell us about how many hobo's were violated last night during your booze-laden Rumspringa.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 09:25 PM (pUDQf)

43 0.2%? Bold. I'll tune in for the weather report.

Posted by: t-bird at March 05, 2016 09:25 PM (w35Hj)

44 2 and 2 tonight.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 05, 2016 09:25 PM (9ym/8)

45 me no get me no ace love anymore

Posted by: Marco Rubio's Garbage Can at March 05, 2016 09:26 PM (12kBq)

46 Rubio for VP? Hell no, I don't want that guy anywhere near the White House.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 05, 2016 09:26 PM (QpbbI)

47 In early voting, "Other" scored more votes in LA than Kasich did.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 09:26 PM (8PbKi)

48 Rubio will do what we tell him to do.

Posted by: GOPe Party Bosses at March 05, 2016 09:26 PM (8aOqE)

49 If Ted Cruz wins the presidency he will annex the United States to Canada.

Do you really want that to happen?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 09:26 PM (WVsWD)

50 *Trump Dance*

Posted by: eman at March 05, 2016 09:26 PM (Ahbpx)

51 In fairness, it's not a bad night for Trump either. But ever victory for Cruz shows he can win, if that makes any sense. With apologies to Carson, Cruz has been the candidate most blacked by the state media so winning and running 2nd helps with voter familiarity.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 05, 2016 09:26 PM (rwI+c)

52 How is Fox covering this tonight?

***

They have Cruz on now and he is being very gracious.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 09:26 PM (8PbKi)

53 blacked out


Dammit.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 05, 2016 09:27 PM (rwI+c)

54 The other night I bought a box of matches in the supermarket. 50 matchbooks each with 20 matches. That's 1000 matches, for $1.79. That's less than 1/2 cent per match. What an amazing value!

I realize this is off-topic, but I was excited about it and had to share.

Posted by: rickl at March 05, 2016 09:27 PM (sdi6R)

55 I hope DD is wrong about LA... SEC was before the debate so, unless a vast majority of voters voted before Thursday, Trump's immigration walk back should hurt him there too.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 09:27 PM (NPofj)

56 me no get me no ace love anymore

Posted by: Marco Rubio's Garbage Can
****

I'll give you some "love"

Posted by: Hobo with diarreah at March 05, 2016 09:27 PM (hVdx9)

57

Cruz is now sick.
He needs to get some rest.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 05, 2016 09:27 PM (qCMvj)

58 The point to take from all this is Rubio has no future except as a spoiler. He needs to drop out now. Losing in his own home state in a few days is just going to be the crowning embarrassment.


10 If chance<0, then goto 20
20 STOP

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 05, 2016 09:27 PM (oVJmc)

59 And fully realize LA is full of places you don't wanna go.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 05, 2016 09:28 PM (9ym/8)

60 If Ted Cruz wins the presidency our national bird will be changed from the Bald Eagle to the Canada Goose.

Do you really want that to happen?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 09:28 PM (WVsWD)

61 Trump will be holding another press conference rather than just a speech.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 09:28 PM (8PbKi)

62 The other night I bought a box of matches in the supermarket. 50 matchbooks each with 20 matches. That's 1000 matches, for $1.79. That's less than 1/2 cent per match. What an amazing value!

I realize this is off-topic, but I was excited about it and had to share.

Posted by: rickl
****
Such a Wildman.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 05, 2016 09:28 PM (hVdx9)

63 So, Rubio walks into a bar...

Bartender asks for I.D.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 05, 2016 09:28 PM (FkBIv)

64 If Ted Cruz wins the presidency our national bird will be changed from the Bald Eagle to the Canada Goose.

Do you really want that to happen?

***

That bastard!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 09:29 PM (8PbKi)

65 Cruz is now sick.
He needs to get some rest.

***

Marco was handing out blankets at the debate on Thursday

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 09:29 PM (8PbKi)

66 TED CRUZ IS THE MANITOBAN CANDIDATE!!!

Posted by: Bennett Marko at March 05, 2016 09:29 PM (oVJmc)

67 We are actually in a good spot people. Cruz is a good man, a good candidate. Trump is a decent fellow who brings lots of pizazz to the Republican side which was as limp as Bob Dole's junk back in the 90's. Between the two I think we have enough to crush the dem commies in the general election.

Remember who the enemy is and vote against them.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 05, 2016 09:13 PM (ej1L0)

I'm going to repeat this to myself before every post

Posted by: Phone of kari at March 05, 2016 09:29 PM (itX45)

68 24

So, Rubio walks into a bar...

Posted by: Rock Lobster at March 05, 2016 09:23 PM (qul7b)



And says "I need a job, my dad taught me to bartend."

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2016 09:30 PM (zt+N6)

69 Was watching the local news here in KC. The lines for voters in both R and D Caucuses were really, really big.

People really are paying attention to politics.

Posted by: HH at March 05, 2016 09:30 PM (DrCtv)

70 we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at March 05, 2016 09:30 PM (12kBq)

71 Honestly thought Cruz would have a strong performance in Louisiana, it's a different culture than the Deep South, and Cruz has done well in states next to Texas (OK & AR). Still 2 wins and 2 seconds

Posted by: Boone at March 05, 2016 09:30 PM (bLfK+)

72 >>Ace is there going to be a podcast tonight?


We could talk about your Hobo Pelt Collection or your Etchings?

Posted by: garrett at March 05, 2016 09:30 PM (440T9)

73 A Still it is.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 05, 2016 09:30 PM (9ym/8)

74 Just give me someone who can beat Hillary. Otherwise we lose SCOTUS for a generation.

Posted by: Mike at March 05, 2016 09:30 PM (c056A)

75 Marco was handing out blankets at the debate on Thursday

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 09:29 PM (8PbKi)

I thought his offer to share his water bottle with everyone was a little weird.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 09:30 PM (pUDQf)

76 Maple doughnuts everywhere.

Maple soup, maple pizza, maple burgers....madness.

Posted by: eman at March 05, 2016 09:31 PM (Ahbpx)

77 "And fully realize LA is full of places you don't wanna go."

True.

Small town Texas: Inviting. Fun.

Small town LA: Death.

Posted by: Lauren at March 05, 2016 09:31 PM (0C2f1)

78 Open state?

Cruz apparently does better in closed primary and caucus states.




Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 05, 2016 09:31 PM (T78UI)

79 TED CRUZ IS THE MANITOBAN CANDIDATE!!!

Posted by: Bennett Marko

He's related to Ricardo Montalban?

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 05, 2016 09:31 PM (hVdx9)

80 Cruz vs Trump is absolutely the choice the GOP deserves. It became clear building up to Iowa that it was the choice they were going to get. The establishment resisted valiantly, using every lever at their disposal, but tonight we are finding ourselves back to the natural balance, and all this despite their best efforts. Will they continue to resist? If yes, what does that tell you? If yes, it is not us that chose Hillary.

Posted by: Dave S. at March 05, 2016 09:31 PM (mhkbv)

81 Louisiana did just elect a lying dem governor. I assume Trump carried south Louisiana by a large margin. They like them some illegal immigrant butt kicking and Trump speaks loudest on kicking butt.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 05, 2016 09:31 PM (MNgU2)

82 But Mario won in Minnesota! We should totes get behind him; he's electable unlike these liars and short di...er...fingered candidates.

Posted by: Ken in NH at March 05, 2016 09:31 PM (qFlZT)

83 As long as Cruz and Trump are the only two winning primaries, we don't have much of a problem. The GOPe does.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 05, 2016 09:31 PM (Qvgg/)

84 72 >>Ace is there going to be a podcast tonight?
We could talk about your Hobo Pelt Collection or your Etchings?

Or the Sex-Nexus that is Bradley Cooper.

Posted by: El Kabong at March 05, 2016 09:31 PM (MCmqp)

85 So, Rubio walks into a bar...


and orders a bottle of water.

Posted by: garrett at March 05, 2016 09:31 PM (440T9)

86 I'm turning television off when I see Trump.

Posted by: Carol at March 05, 2016 09:31 PM (sj3Ax)

87 If Ted Cruz wins the presidency, he will replace the Stars on our Beloved Flag with Maple Leafs.

Do you really want that to happen?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 09:32 PM (WVsWD)

88 Might be a good time to think about opening a Tim Horton's in DC.

Posted by: garrett at March 05, 2016 09:32 PM (440T9)

89 Apparently, there's a Groupon for all-you-can-drink which has got to be a good thing.

In Vegas? Let me check flights...

Posted by: t-bird at March 05, 2016 09:32 PM (w35Hj)

90 That's 1000 matches, for $1.79. That's less than 1/2 cent per match. What an amazing value!


*****


So you could set 5.8 clown penises on fire for a penny.


That IS a bargain!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 05, 2016 09:32 PM (NeFrd)

91 Cruz is now sick.

He needs to get some rest.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 05, 2016 09:27 PM (qCMvj)

Damn Dondi and his weaponized germs...

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 09:32 PM (NPofj)

92 And says "I need a job, my dad taught me to bartend."

Posted by: buzzion
****

He was fired because he never made what people asked for, then lied about it.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 05, 2016 09:32 PM (hVdx9)

93 71 Honestly thought Cruz would have a strong performance in Louisiana, it's a different culture than the Deep South, and Cruz has done well in states next to Texas (OK & AR). Still 2 wins and 2 seconds
Posted by: Boone at March 05, 2016 09:30 PM (bLfK+)


Unfortunately, most people in Louisiana can only get the CW on the rabbit ears

Posted by: Bob Hope at March 05, 2016 09:33 PM (12kBq)

94 If the Canadian Ted Cruz wins he will change the name of the country to the US,eh.

Posted by: D. Trump at March 05, 2016 09:33 PM (H9MG5)

95 Cruz is Snidely Whiplash!

Posted by: eman at March 05, 2016 09:33 PM (Ahbpx)

96 An all-you-can-drink coupon for a horde meetup? I smell bankruptcy.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 05, 2016 09:33 PM (rwI+c)

97 I thought Cruz would win LA too

Posted by: Carol at March 05, 2016 09:33 PM (sj3Ax)

98 "Katsick at 3 % in Louisiana"

The Kasich juggernaut!

Posted by: torquewrench at March 05, 2016 09:33 PM (noWW6)

99 Romney's a sneaky little shit. His "Never Trump" diatribe was all about trying to get himself into the game; if it weren't, he would've just come out and endorsed someone.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 05, 2016 09:33 PM (QpbbI)

100 So you could set 5.8 clown penises on fire for a penny.


That IS a bargain!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon
****

So where was this?

Posted by: Flaming Clown Boner at March 05, 2016 09:33 PM (hVdx9)

101 Ted Cruz is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.

Posted by: Bennett Marko Rubio at March 05, 2016 09:33 PM (oVJmc)

102 Posted by: Lauren at March 05, 2016 09:31 PM (0C2f1)

You've never been to the Swine festival in Basile . On the other hand I did feel like death the next day.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 05, 2016 09:33 PM (MNgU2)

103 Louisiana did just elect a lying dem governor. I
assume Trump carried south Louisiana by a large margin. They like them
some illegal immigrant butt kicking and Trump speaks loudest on kicking
butt.Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 05, 2016 09:31 PM (MNgU2)


They also appreciate a man who knows how to buy a politician.


Posted by: Ralph at March 05, 2016 09:34 PM (3QAtO)

104 >>>87 If Ted Cruz wins the presidency, he will replace the Stars on our Beloved Flag with Maple Leafs.
Do you really want that to happen?

If him shifting us Canadian means importing some of the gorgeous women from Montreal, I'm fine with all of this.

I have never seen so many beautiful could-be-a-supermodel women in one metro area.

Posted by: El Kabong at March 05, 2016 09:34 PM (MCmqp)

105 Maple doughnuts everywhere.

Maple soup, maple pizza, maple burgers....madness.
Posted by: eman at March 05, 2016 09:31 PM (Ahbpx)


don't forget hockey!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 05, 2016 09:34 PM (qCMvj)

106

So you could set 5.8 clown penises on fire for a penny.


Three on a match is bad luck.

Posted by: Bennett Marko Rubio at March 05, 2016 09:34 PM (oVJmc)

107 So, Rubio walks into a bar...

Amazingly enough, he was the third person to walk in!

Posted by: The MFM at March 05, 2016 09:35 PM (w35Hj)

108 Drudge continues to embarrass himself. Nothing negative on Trump in months. Tonight he is blaring the results in KY and LA, burying KA and ME in the fine print.
Posted by: Trump Can't be TrusTED at March 05, 2016 09:24 PM (Ee+Gd)
-------------------------------
Drudge- such an embarrassment *sigh*

Posted by: redridinghood at March 05, 2016 09:35 PM (7GQM/)

109 If Ted becomes president we get 5ths of CC duty free.


Posted by: Ralph at March 05, 2016 09:35 PM (3QAtO)

110 Maple doughnuts everywhere.

Maple soup, maple pizza, maple burgers....madness.
Posted by: eman
****

You'll pry my Boston crème donut from my cold, dead, hand.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 05, 2016 09:35 PM (hVdx9)

111 90 That's 1000 matches, for $1.79. That's less than 1/2 cent per match. What an amazing value!


*****


So you could set 5.8 clown penises on fire for a penny.


That IS a bargain!
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 05, 2016 09:32 PM (NeFrd)


I screwed up the math. It's actually less than 1/5 cent per match. Now I'm downright giddy.

Posted by: rickl at March 05, 2016 09:36 PM (sdi6R)

112 Heh, FNC just said that the Duck Dynasty patriarch endorsed Trump.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2016 09:36 PM (HvkUJ)

113 >>I have never seen so many beautiful could-be-a-supermodel women in one metro area.


You should see the hotties in Alberta, eh.

Posted by: garrett at March 05, 2016 09:36 PM (440T9)

114 ...Drudge continues to embarrass himself. Nothing negative on Trump in months....

It's where the money is. Come up with something negative on Trump that plays well to the masses. When people's eyes glass over you lose them. Trump U (students learned more and paid less than if they had went to Harvard). Hired illegals (30+ years ago)? Got divorced (a long time ago)? Want Drudge to give Megyn Kelly column space?

Posted by: scorecard at March 05, 2016 09:36 PM (CRXed)

115 >>I screwed up the math. It's actually less than 1/5 cent per match. Now I'm downright giddy.


I'll give you a ha'penny for 6.

Posted by: garrett at March 05, 2016 09:37 PM (440T9)

116 2\4

Trump.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 05, 2016 09:37 PM (9ym/8)

117 Heh, FNC just said that the Duck Dynasty patriarch endorsed Trump.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2016 09:36 PM (HvkUJ)

I think he already endorsed Cruz... there was a video and everything.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 09:37 PM (NPofj)

118 Heh, FNC just said that the Duck Dynasty patriarch endorsed Trump.

Odd. He endorsed Cruz this morning. I guess he's going with the winner.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 05, 2016 09:37 PM (rwI+c)

119 If him shifting us Canadian means importing some of the gorgeous women from Montreal, I'm fine with all of this.



I have never seen so many beautiful could-be-a-supermodel women in one metro area.

Posted by: El Kabong at March 05, 2016 09:34 PM (MCmqp)

I'm okay with that. Very okay with that. I live in Alabama. Down here, the Viagra commercial ends with:"If you have an erection for over four hours, go to Walmart."

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 09:37 PM (pUDQf)

120 What's all this I keep hearing about a Circumcision Desk?

Posted by: Emily Litella at March 05, 2016 09:37 PM (/f6Nd)

121 Tweet said Rubio said "This map only gets better for us" "Many of these states are states my opponents do better in"

We're doomed.

Posted by: Scottye_fl at March 05, 2016 09:37 PM (y9RiP)

122 Heh, FNC just said that the Duck Dynasty patriarch endorsed Trump.


****

No. He endorsed Cruz. His son endorsed Trump.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 09:37 PM (8PbKi)

123 ...Want Drudge to give Megyn Kelly column space?...

Drudge might do it if she included an inappropriate picture of herself with each entry. A spread so to speak.

Posted by: scorecard at March 05, 2016 09:37 PM (CRXed)

124 Evenin' Hordelings.

I've actually been enjoying Beck's CPAC speech:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV7QRyAi2nU

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Kukri-Wielding Savage at March 05, 2016 09:38 PM (jR7Wy)

125 Heh, FNC just said that the Duck Dynasty patriarch endorsed Trump.
Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2016 09:36 PM (HvkUJ)

I think Pappa duck endorsed Cruz and Son endorsed Trump. Right?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 05, 2016 09:38 PM (MNgU2)

126 Ted Cruz will fire the Secret Service and replace them with Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Posted by: Donald Trump's Forehead Merkin at March 05, 2016 09:38 PM (440T9)

127 101
Ted Cruz is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.

Posted by: Bennett Marko Rubio at March 05, 2016 09:33 PM (oVJmc)

SHUT UP, SHUT UP, SHUT UP! HE'S NOTHIN' BUT A LOW-DOWN DOUBLE-DEALING BACKSTABBING LARCENOUS PERVERTED WOOOOOORRRRRRM!!!

Posted by: Marco Hanover Fiste Rubio at March 05, 2016 09:38 PM (IVCCS)

128 So apparently we live in a universe where this sentence qualifies as serious journalism.

"Party
leaders - including 2012 nominee Mitt Romney and 2008 nominee Sen. John
McCain - are fearful a Trump victory would lead to a disastrous
November election, with losses up and down the GOP ticket"

If Willard and Maverick can't save us....

Posted by: Irony is dead at March 05, 2016 09:38 PM (zd3um)

129 "[Looz-yanans] also appreciate a man who knows how to buy a politician."

Remembering here the satirical depiction of a smiling Edwin Edwards wearing a Texaco gas station attendant uniform.

(Back in the day, Texaco advertised with the slogan "You can trust your car to the man who wears the star!")

Caption: "You can trust your state to the man who's on the take!"

Posted by: torquewrench at March 05, 2016 09:39 PM (noWW6)

130 "Tweet said Rubio said "This map only gets better for us" "Many of these states are states my opponents do better in"

We're doomed."

Oh, ffs.

Posted by: Lauren at March 05, 2016 09:39 PM (3DIzJ)

131 If Ted Cruz wins the presidency

Can we move the entire clown posse up to Moose Jaw (assuming that's way far north)? Let them work on global warming and shutting energy consumption from up there.

Posted by: t-bird at March 05, 2016 09:39 PM (RrDm2)

132 What's all this I keep hearing about a Circumcision Desk?
Posted by: Emily Litella at March 05, 2016 09:37 PM (/f6Nd)

It's the new moron lifestyle, just....try to relax.

Posted by: Scottye_fl at March 05, 2016 09:39 PM (y9RiP)

133 Canada can get Chicom Norinco M14 clones for like 1/3 of the price of an M1A. Just saying.

Posted by: 0302 at March 05, 2016 09:40 PM (hDDgx)

134 Rat Trap
by the Boomtown Rats

It's Saturday night, time to see what's going down.
End your campaign, Marco, or you'll give me a frown.

It's only 8 o'clock but I'm already bored
If you stay in the race, frankly I'd be floored.

You'd better find a way out, hey kick down the door
It's a rat trap, Marco -- and you've been caught.

Posted by: zombie at March 05, 2016 09:40 PM (jBuUi)

135 I think Pappa duck endorsed Cruz and Son endorsed Trump. Right?
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 05, 2016 09:38 PM (MNgU2)

--That may be true. I was only half-listening when that popped up.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2016 09:40 PM (HvkUJ)

136 Trump and Cruz only separated by 5.5% in Kentucky.

Posted by: buzzion at March 05, 2016 09:40 PM (zt+N6)

137 >>>Heh, FNC just said that the Duck Dynasty patriarch endorsed Trump.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2016 09:36 PM (HvkUJ)<<<

Phil (the father) endorsed Ted.
Willie (the son) endorsed Donald.

Whoever got the coveted Uncle Si vote... that's the real winner!

Posted by: Duck Commander Commenter at March 05, 2016 09:40 PM (H9MG5)

138 Heh, FNC just said that the Duck Dynasty patriarch endorsed Trump.
Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2016 09:36 PM (HvkUJ)

I think Pappa duck endorsed Cruz and Son endorsed Trump. Right?
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 05, 2016 09:38 PM (MNgU2)
-----------------------------------------
That's what I thought.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 05, 2016 09:40 PM (7GQM/)

139 What's all this I keep hearing about a Circumcision Desk?

Posted by: Emily Litella at March 05, 2016 09:37 PM (/f6Nd)


*****


Absolutely. They've been covering the Presidential primary erection for the last few months.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 05, 2016 09:40 PM (NeFrd)

140 ...I have never seen so many beautiful could-be-a-supermodel women in one metro area...

Probably from Russia, Ukraine, .... Look out cause you never know what lies beneath that beautiful exterior.

Posted by: scorecard at March 05, 2016 09:40 PM (CRXed)

141 F**king LA. That is why we Texans don't like your swampy ass

Posted by: Texas Mikey at March 05, 2016 09:40 PM (MDpaT)

142 Canada can get Chicom Norinco M14 clones for like 1/3 of the price of an M1A. Just saying.

Posted by: 0302

Greeaaaat.

Posted by: Guy Blinded by Exploding Chi-Com M-14 Clone at March 05, 2016 09:41 PM (hVdx9)

143 Stupid question : what does SEC stand for in this context?

Posted by: Martha Stewart at March 05, 2016 09:41 PM (V/11D)

144 It Ted becomes president the image of Queen Elizabeth will be the new woman on our currency.


Posted by: Ralph at March 05, 2016 09:41 PM (3QAtO)

145 What's all this I keep hearing about a Circumcision Desk?

Also known as the Pretty Penis Posse.

Posted by: Scout at March 05, 2016 09:41 PM (fCWi3)

146 If Marco get's out now who get's his votes?

Posted by: redridinghood at March 05, 2016 09:41 PM (7GQM/)

147
Can we move the entire clown posse up to Moose Jaw (assuming that's way far north)? Let them work on global warming and shutting energy consumption from up there.
Posted by: t-bird at March 05, 2016 09:39 PM (RrDm2)


--Naw, move them to Medicine Hat. Albertans don't take kindly to AGW hysteria.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2016 09:41 PM (HvkUJ)

148 Ted Cruz. Eight years as President, move back to Canada, and run for Prime Minister.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 05, 2016 09:41 PM (oVJmc)

149 143. Southeastern Conference

Posted by: Texas Mikey at March 05, 2016 09:42 PM (MDpaT)

150 Circumcision? Whatever it is, I'll take two.

Posted by: Clueless Guy at March 05, 2016 09:42 PM (hVdx9)

151 DD has Trump's lead in LA shrinking slightly with 1.4% of precincts in... let us hope the trend continues as more votes from today are counted. Maybe Cruz will pull it out.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 09:43 PM (NPofj)

152 ----112
Heh, FNC just said that the Duck Dynasty patriarch endorsed Trump.----

Actually they were mostly Cruz people. The ad in which Ted went duck-hunting with them has been playing here for weeks. I think there was one of them who went off the reservation and backed Trump.

That Fox guy was scratching his head that a Duck Dynasty endorsement meant more than one from "the very popular former governor of Louisiana", which is funny because we're all in a mood to burn Bobby at the stake down here, in effigy if not in person.

Posted by: 300-pound Mountain Dew-gulper who helped win Louisiana for Trump today at March 05, 2016 09:43 PM (IVCCS)

153 Marco can still pull it out in Puerto Rico.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 05, 2016 09:43 PM (oVJmc)

154 F**king LA. That is why we Texans don't like your swampy ass

***

Nothing but a freaking swamp. Anyone who hasn't driven there has no idea how much swamp can exist in a single location. Heck, even the Everglades has only limited development.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 09:43 PM (8PbKi)

155 There are no American flags in Cassius Clay's center in Louisville. Not a single one.

The Corvette center collapsed in on itself.

Kentucky hates America.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 05, 2016 09:43 PM (1zS3A)

156 "They've been covering the Presidential primary erection for the last few months."

One of the best NY Post headlines ever (covering Carlos Danger):

"Erections Have Consequences".

Posted by: torquewrench at March 05, 2016 09:44 PM (noWW6)

157 I'm always shocked by the houses in the swamp. Literally in the swamp.

Posted by: Lauren at March 05, 2016 09:44 PM (3DIzJ)

158 Circumcision as a career doesn't pay much in salary, but you do get to keep the tips.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 05, 2016 09:44 PM (NeFrd)

159 Don't look now, but Kentucky is getting cloooosssseee.

Posted by: sleepysol at March 05, 2016 09:44 PM (lNB0b)

160 Cruz wants to restore the Canadian Empire and conquer Santa's Workshop!

Posted by: eman at March 05, 2016 09:44 PM (Ahbpx)

161 Speaking of Louisiana. South Louisiana have the most beautiful girls I've seen in all my travels. You go to a Waffle House and at least one of the waitresses will be smoking hot. It's the same in all places where you wouldn't expect to see a beautiful girl.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 05, 2016 09:44 PM (MNgU2)

162 "Trump and Cruz only separated by 5.5% in Kentucky."

Still some big counties to be heard from there, too.

It doesn't look great for Cruz, but it's still possible he could pull it off.

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 05, 2016 09:44 PM (eT0Ip)

163 Posted by: 300-pound Mountain Dew-gulper who helped win Louisiana for Trump today at March 05, 2016 09:43 PM (IVCCS)


--Did you vote today? How was the turnout?

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2016 09:45 PM (HvkUJ)

164 Darn.

Somebody already beat to the U.S. of Eh joke.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 09:45 PM (WVsWD)

165 >>>Can we move the entire clown posse up to Moose Jaw (assuming that's way
far north)? Let them work on global warming and shutting energy
consumption from up there.

Posted by: t-bird at March 05, 2016 09:39 PM (RrDm2)<<<




I've always wanted to move to Mooseknuckle Factory.

Posted by: Cankles! at March 05, 2016 09:45 PM (H9MG5)

166 Marco. Rico.

Posted by: That guy who always says... at March 05, 2016 09:45 PM (Dwehj)

167 When Cruz wins, it`s a big deal. When Trump wins, it`s an aberration!...I love this unbiased, nonpartisan, promotion of the democratic process. As Kilgore Trout once said...'Fuck you and your opinion, it`s his blog!'

Posted by: two of spades (promotion pending) at March 05, 2016 09:45 PM (wIuiQ)

168 144 It Ted becomes president the image of Queen Elizabeth will be the new woman on our currency.
Posted by: Ralph at March 05, 2016 09:41 PM (3QAtO)

So I suppose you think it's acceptable that our current immorally distributed dollars all bear the images of slave owning patriarchs?

Posted by: Hillary at March 05, 2016 09:45 PM (hDDgx)

169 These establishment assholes are going to have to argue for the virtue of a brokered convention quite explicitly coming out of tonight, and that will have some value on its own.

Cruz is so distasteful to them, that I am afraid they will need Marco to be humiliated on 3/15 first, and then they will be able to blame it on Ted Cruz having the gall to try to win the good people of Florida over to his side.

Posted by: Dave S. at March 05, 2016 09:46 PM (mhkbv)

170 >>What's all this I keep hearing about a Circumcision Desk?


Only place to go for updates on the Priaparies.

Posted by: garrett at March 05, 2016 09:46 PM (440T9)

171 Nothing but a freaking swamp. Anyone who hasn't driven there has no idea how much swamp can exist in a single location.

Interstate Highway 10 (I-10)
You can see the well heads from the causeway which is something like fifty miles long (WAG. too lazy to look it up).

And rent the movie "Pelican Brief" for it's entertainment value.

Posted by: Caseus Whig-US at March 05, 2016 09:46 PM (tGeaV)

172 /looks at thread

Welp, I'm gonna drink some more. 'Night, all.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at March 05, 2016 09:46 PM (jV8Mq)

173 If Ted becomes president the image of Queen Elizabeth will be the new woman on our currency.


******

And women in the workforce will be paid only 72 cents on the Canadian dollar.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 05, 2016 09:47 PM (NeFrd)

174 Just a little recap

Cruz wins two states that have 63 delegates up for grabs.

Trump wins two states that have 92 delegates up for grabs.

Advantage Trump.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 09:47 PM (WVsWD)

175 When Cruz wins, it`s a big deal. When Trump wins,
it`s an aberration!...I love this unbiased, nonpartisan, promotion of
the democratic process. As Kilgore Trout once said...'Fuck you and your
opinion, it`s his blog!'

Posted by: two of spades (promotion pending) at March 05, 2016 09:45 PM (wIuiQ)

Could be because Cruz's wins today are actually already wins (as in 100% of the vote is in) and Trump's "wins" are not fully counted yet.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 09:47 PM (NPofj)

176 Posted by: two of spades (promotion pending)

Fuck you and your opinion.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 05, 2016 09:48 PM (rwI+c)

177 >>And women in the workforce will be paid only 72 cents on the Canadian dollar.


US Cents? or those worthless Canadianese mock pennies?

Posted by: garrett at March 05, 2016 09:48 PM (440T9)

178 Ha, Rubes might not even win any delegates in LA.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2016 09:48 PM (HvkUJ)

179 Speaking of Louisiana. South Louisiana have the most beautiful girls I've seen in all my travels. You go to a Waffle House and at least one of the waitresses will be smoking hot. It's the same in all places where you wouldn't expect to see a beautiful girl.

***

The most beautiful girl I've ever seen did my manicure at a salon in Chattanooga, TN. I could barely stop staring at her. And she was very nice.

I kept trying to think of some man I could hook her up with but didn't know any who were worthy.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 09:48 PM (8PbKi)

180
Trump wins two states that have 92 delegates up for grabs.



Advantage Trump.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 09:47 PM (WVsWD)

Trump has "won" nothing yet. The votes are still coming in in both KY and LA.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 09:49 PM (NPofj)

181 When Cruz wins, it`s a big deal. When Trump wins, it`s an aberration!...I love this unbiased, nonpartisan, promotion of the democratic process.


*****


Yeah, Ace. This whole blog's gotta be unconstitutional! Dammit!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 05, 2016 09:49 PM (NeFrd)

182 Trump is waiting for them to call Kentucky for him before he'll come out.

Posted by: hinoeuma at March 05, 2016 09:49 PM (//TVq)

183 US Cents? or those worthless Canadianese mock pennies?


I remember when you could get two tootsie rolls for a mock.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 05, 2016 09:49 PM (rwI+c)

184 Can't we all just get along?

Posted by: Rodney King at March 05, 2016 09:49 PM (aRUb8)

185 Cruz and Trump are consistently pulling 70% of the vote.

One gets almost 50% and the other gets about 25%.
Between them they get 70 Percent in each state.

Mario and the postman's kid pull about 25% total.

THAT SHOULD BE THE STORY!

Posted by: rd at March 05, 2016 09:49 PM (v0YLX)

186 Fuck you and your opinion.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 05, 2016 09:48 PM (rwI+c)
.............
Same too you!

Posted by: two of spades (promotion pending) at March 05, 2016 09:49 PM (wIuiQ)

187 Western KY continuing to come in big for Cruz. Lexington, Louisville, and Bowling Green yet to come. Bowling Green probably pretty big for Cruz. If Louisville and Lexington well in double digits, then this is a hell of a race.

Posted by: Dave S. at March 05, 2016 09:50 PM (mhkbv)

188 TED CRUZ IS IN THE POCKET OF BIG BACKBACON!

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 05, 2016 09:50 PM (oVJmc)

189 ----141
F**king LA. That is why we Texans don't like your swampy ass

Posted by: Texas Mikey at March 05, 2016 09:40 PM (MDpaT)----

You
like us enough to crowd your asses onto I-10 to the tune of every other
car on the Basin Bridge every day when I'm trying to get to work. I
always get a laugh watching the state troopers pull your speeding asses
over on the other side. I expect this shit on weekends when the casinos are pulling all of y'all over the border, but come on....

Posted by: 300-pound Mountain Dew-gulper who helped win Louisiana for Trump today at March 05, 2016 09:50 PM (IVCCS)

190 Just a little recap

Cruz wins two states that have 63 delegates up for grabs.

Trump wins two states that have 92 delegates up for grabs.

Advantage Trump.

****

Let's not pretend that folks here are saying Trump has been beaten. The focus is on making this a two-man race and tonight goes a long way towards substantiating the argument for it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 09:50 PM (8PbKi)

191 Trump and Cruz winning, every other candidate getting their asses handed to them. That's exactly what I want.

Posted by: kraken at March 05, 2016 09:50 PM (sdxPm)

192 Keep the faith.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 09:50 PM (WVsWD)

193 Rubio now insulting Cruz, saying he can only win small, rural caucauses.

Alex Conant saying after Utah and Hawaii there are open primaries that we'll win and only one that can "unite the party"

I'm done.

Posted by: Scottye_fl at March 05, 2016 09:50 PM (y9RiP)

194 Rubio now insulting Cruz, saying he can only win small, rural caucauses.

Did he say it in Spanish?

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 05, 2016 09:51 PM (rwI+c)

195 ====Trump has "won" nothing yet.====

Well now, I wouldn't say that.

Posted by: Dr. Emmett L. Brown Visiting from Next January at March 05, 2016 09:51 PM (IVCCS)

196 Rubio now insulting Cruz, saying he can only win small, rural caucauses.

Says Rubio, who can't.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 05, 2016 09:51 PM (oVJmc)

197 Ace... someone needs to update the DD Republican summary page... totals and percentages are very different than on the state specific pages.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 09:52 PM (NPofj)

198 Posted by: 300-pound Mountain Dew-gulper who helped win Louisiana for Trump today at March 05, 2016 09:50 PM (IVCCS)

How's that new Dem governor you got? Didn't take him long to propose raising your taxes.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 05, 2016 09:52 PM (MNgU2)

199 US Cents? or those worthless Canadianese mock pennies?
Posted by: garrett at March 05, 2016 09:48 PM (440T9)


--Actually, Canada ended their penny a couple years ago.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2016 09:52 PM (HvkUJ)

200 182
Trump is waiting for them to call Kentucky for him before he'll come out.

Posted by: hinoeuma at March 05, 2016 09:49 PM (//TVq)


Word on the street is that Trump "came out" a long time ago. It's scientific fact that anyone with hands as small as his is most likely a homo. The computer models prove this to be true.It's science....that means it's settled.

Posted by: Gay Michael Mann at March 05, 2016 09:52 PM (aRUb8)

201 Trump's Redneck and NASCAR vote pimp hand was just too strong to overcome in La.

Posted by: Sheriff Buford T. Justice at March 05, 2016 09:53 PM (mZVSV)

202

Limes... limes...

Posted by: Tequila at March 05, 2016 09:53 PM (RrDm2)

203 182 Trump is waiting for them to call Kentucky for him before he'll come out.
Posted by: hinoeuma at March 05, 2016 09:49 PM (//TVq)


If he comes out, he'll win the SJW vote for sure.

Posted by: rickl at March 05, 2016 09:53 PM (sdi6R)

204 LOL. Poor wittle water wogged wubio.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 09:54 PM (pUDQf)

205 What if Cruz was simply cannier at detecting the voters' dissatisfaction, unlike the idiot Jeb, and was able to parlay that into his current 2nd place ranking?
I tend to agree with General Zod. I think he made a few strategic gestures at times, but he will not actually change anything if elected.

Posted by: Admiral Akbar at March 05, 2016 09:54 PM (V/11D)

206 Making everyone wait this long to come out for a press conference... what an asshole!

Posted by: SCOAMF at March 05, 2016 09:54 PM (H9MG5)

207 I tend to agree with General Zod. I think he made a few strategic gestures at times, but he will not actually change anything if elected.

Let's find out!

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 05, 2016 09:55 PM (rwI+c)

208 296

/golf clap

Posted by: speedster1 at March 05, 2016 09:55 PM (vUcdz)

209 Cruz can only seem to win caucuses. Sort of like Rick Santorum.

Not surprising that's usually the ultra SoCon play

Posted by: Lex at March 05, 2016 09:55 PM (BCelo)

210 Cacklepants winning Louisiana on the Dem side, as expected.

Can we just give that state back to France, or Spain, or whoever? Maybe Mexico. Or maybe we could con the British into taking it... claim that Andrew Jackson didn't touch third base or something.

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 05, 2016 09:55 PM (eT0Ip)

211 206
Making everyone wait this long to come out for a press conference... what an asshole!


Posted by: SCOAMF at March 05, 2016 09:54 PM (H9MG5)

He was ready to come out but they told him Kentucky hadn't been called yet. So he's waiting.

Posted by: Tami at March 05, 2016 09:55 PM (v0/PR)

212 Huh, so KY has a caucus because of Rand Paul.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2016 09:55 PM (HvkUJ)

213 Somebody just called Kentucky for Trump

38-32 over Cruz.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 09:55 PM (WVsWD)

214 i'm having a Tank 7 farmhouse ale.....it's nice....made by boulevard out of kansas city, mo

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 05, 2016 09:55 PM (0O7c5)

215 I may be small but I'm slow.

Posted by: Marco Rico at March 05, 2016 09:55 PM (Dwehj)

216 208 (me)

Or 206.

Either/or.

Posted by: speedster1 at March 05, 2016 09:55 PM (vUcdz)

217 206
Making everyone wait this long to come out for a press conference... what an asshole!


Posted by: SCOAMF at March 05, 2016 09:54 PM (H9MG5)



Obama 2.0

Posted by: Obama 1.9 at March 05, 2016 09:55 PM (aRUb8)

218 Oh duh....just noticed the nic.

Damn....I'm tired.

Posted by: Tami at March 05, 2016 09:55 PM (v0/PR)

219 to the person who said:" Poor wittle water wogged wubio. "

Cruz spent months praising Trump and then not attacking him. It was Rubio who fired the attacks on Trump in the last week and a half. In every instance, after Rubio's lead, Cruz jumped in.. But Cruz didn't have the guts to fire the first salvo. Kudos for Rubio for doing so

Posted by: Victoria at March 05, 2016 09:56 PM (CWQCF)

220 Cant tell who but the headline at Drudge is in red. Without a link.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 09:56 PM (WVsWD)

221 Trump won Los Angeles? But I thought they were mostly illegals.

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 05, 2016 09:56 PM (V/11D)

222 https://twitter.com/phxazgrl/status/706307520235606016

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 05, 2016 09:56 PM (0O7c5)

223 What if Cruz was simply cannier at detecting the
voters' dissatisfaction, unlike the idiot Jeb, and was able to parlay
that into his current 2nd place ranking?

I tend to agree with General Zod. I think he made a few strategic
gestures at times, but he will not actually change anything if elected.

Posted by: Admiral Akbar at March 05, 2016 09:54 PM (V/11D)

Might move the capital to Montreal, but that won't technically occur until 2021 so his hands will be clean.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 05, 2016 09:56 PM (T78UI)

224 " Cruz can only seem to win caucuses"

You know. Except Texas and Oklahoma.

Posted by: Lauren at March 05, 2016 09:57 PM (3DIzJ)

225 There's always the Canadian Football League, Mario!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 09:57 PM (pUDQf)

226 What if Cruz was simply cannier at detecting the voters' dissatisfaction, unlike the idiot Jeb, and was able to parlay that into his current 2nd place ranking?
I tend to agree with General Zod. I think he made a few strategic gestures at times, but he will not actually change anything if elected.
-------------------------------
Seriously, this sounds more like Trump.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 05, 2016 09:57 PM (7GQM/)

227 Winners: Cruz 2016, Rick Santorum 2012, Mike Huckabee 2008


It is a strange place.

Posted by: Kansas Republican Caucus at March 05, 2016 09:57 PM (7wyDO)

228 >>>193 Rubio now insulting Cruz, saying he can only win small, rural caucauses.

Yeah, this is a man with his finger on the pulse of the nation.

Posted by: El Kabong at March 05, 2016 09:57 PM (MCmqp)

229 Actually, Canada ended their penny a couple years ago.
Posted by: logprof
----------

Didn't know that.

Their 78-79 one cent pieces are worth a hair more than pre-82 U.S. cents.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 05, 2016 09:58 PM (J3phO)

230 And when Trump can't get it done he will blame everyone but himself.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 05, 2016 09:58 PM (7GQM/)

231 If Ted Cruise wins the presidency, the NFL will be forced to use the Rouge rule.

Do you really want that to happen?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 09:58 PM (WVsWD)

232 Guys... the percentages are climbing steadily for Cruz in Louisiana as precincts report.




Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 09:58 PM (NPofj)

233 Kentucky is probably taking so long because its first caucus, to accommodate Paul & presidential run.
I hope he paid the half million it was supposed to cost.

Posted by: Carol at March 05, 2016 09:59 PM (sj3Ax)

234 It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a neighbor,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?

Little Marco I have a great big participation trophy for you tonight!!

Posted by: Mr Rogers at March 05, 2016 09:59 PM (mZVSV)

235 Might move the capital to Montreal,. Jerusalem, but that won't technically occur until 2021 so his hands will be clean.

Posted by: rd at March 05, 2016 09:59 PM (v0YLX)

236 How's that new Dem governor you got? Didn't take him long to propose raising your taxes.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 05, 2016 09:52 PM (MNgU2)

He's a piece of shit, but then some 44% of us knew that going in.Good thing we had a true-conservative presidential-timber governor preceding him who'd spent so much time not hanging around in Iowa and making sure we didn't end up with a $2 billion budget deficit that he won the respect and admiration of the La. electorate and totally didn't set the stage for an electoral repudiation of him and his party.

Posted by: 300-pound Mountain Dew-gulper who helped win Louisiana for Trump today, and you'll thank us later, J at March 05, 2016 09:59 PM (IVCCS)

237 227 Winners: Cruz 2016, Rick Santorum 2012, Mike Huckabee 2008


It is a strange silly place.

Posted by: Kansas Republican Caucus at March 05, 2016 09:57 PM (7wyDO)


FIFY.

Posted by: rickl at March 05, 2016 09:59 PM (sdi6R)

238 He's back!

Posted by: Carol at March 05, 2016 09:59 PM (sj3Ax)

239 nouvelle phenomene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OVKTuWuyMw

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 05, 2016 09:59 PM (KtcUs)

240 This is the best birthday party ever.

Posted by: Marco Rico at March 05, 2016 09:59 PM (Dwehj)

241 Good night for Cruz, only 80 delegates behind Trump and Kentucky won't change that much even with a Trump win.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at March 05, 2016 09:59 PM (yos+4)

242 The top part of the LA map is gold. Louisiana now looks like the profile of Trump who is holding his breathe.

Posted by: dib at March 05, 2016 10:00 PM (VJOLZ)

243 I attended the Trump event in Florida today. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. just put "trumpflorida" somewhere in your comment so I find it.

Posted by: trumpflorida at March 05, 2016 10:00 PM (7l0Lm)

244 229 Actually, Canada ended their penny a couple years ago.
Posted by: logprof
----------

Didn't know that.

Their 78-79 one cent pieces are worth a hair more than pre-82 U.S. cents.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 05, 2016 09:58 PM (J3phO)

--Yup, and the USA should follow suit. Transactions are rounded to the nearest nickel when paying in cash, but exact amount when paying with debit or credit.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2016 10:00 PM (HvkUJ)

245
FYI Northern Kentucky and Western Kentucky are breaking for Cruz. Note: Eastern Ky coal regions are traditionally Democratic strongholds.

Posted by: I'd rather be surfin at March 05, 2016 10:00 PM (LJRhX)

246 Cruz stands up when the band plays "God Save The Queen"!

Posted by: eman at March 05, 2016 10:00 PM (Ahbpx)

247 The story not being talked about, at least not yet, is Mario Americo's circling the toilet.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 05, 2016 10:01 PM (4ErVI)

248
196 Rubio now insulting Cruz, saying he can only win small, rural caucauses.
Says Rubio, who can't.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 05, 2016 09:51 PM (oVJmc)


But he has a deep, deep camraderie with those lutefisk eaters in Sinnemota.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: 'Who Decides?' at March 05, 2016 10:01 PM (BK3ZS)

249 IVCCS, yeah, Bobby Jindal maybe should have at least pretended to care about the state he was, like, governing at the time

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 05, 2016 10:01 PM (KtcUs)

250 >>>230 And when Trump can't get it done he will blame everyone but himself.

The American people are classless and uneducated. Can't understand his policies. A bunch of real dummies. With small hands!

Posted by: El Kabong at March 05, 2016 10:01 PM (MCmqp)

251 ===233
Guys... the percentages are climbing steadily for Cruz in Louisiana as precincts report.====

Yeah, 'fraid it ain't happening for Ted here.

Posted by: 300-pound Mountain Dew-gulper who helped win Louisiana for Trump today, and you'll thank us later, J at March 05, 2016 10:01 PM (IVCCS)

252 " Rubio now insulting Cruz, saying he can only win small, rural caucauses. "

Just like Texas.

Posted by: Lauren at March 05, 2016 10:02 PM (3DIzJ)

253 I attended the Trump event in Florida today. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. just put "trumpflorida" somewhere in your comment so I find it.
Posted by: trumpflorida at March 05, 2016 10:00 PM



News headlines are saying there is a sense of menace from the Anti-Trump protesters. Did you see any of that?

Posted by: Caseus Whig-US at March 05, 2016 10:02 PM (tGeaV)

254 167 When Cruz wins, it`s a big deal. When Trump wins, it`s an aberration!...I love this unbiased, nonpartisan, promotion of the democratic process. As Kilgore Trout once said...'Fuck you and your opinion, it`s his blog!'
Posted by: two of spades

Oh, you're quoting regulars at Little Green Footballs now.

Trump was up in the polls in the states Cruz won, and not only did Cruz win, he trounced Trump.

Posted by: Scottye_fl at March 05, 2016 10:02 PM (y9RiP)

255 So Comrade Bernie won 2 of 3 today. Set back for the Beast? Nah, he could all of the states and the fix would still be in

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 05, 2016 10:02 PM (45oDG)

256 Somebody just called Kentucky for Trump
38-32 over Cruz.


You better get on the stick, Ted, if you want to offer me enough delegates to be my VP...

Posted by: Mario Rubio at March 05, 2016 10:02 PM (mxCgt)

257 Marco can still pull it out in Puerto Rico.

A real man never pulls it out.

Posted by: Donald's Big One at March 05, 2016 10:03 PM (KpcWf)

258 Did anyone confirm in last thread that it was Graham that said Cruz could be stabbed on senate floor & nothing would happen?

Posted by: Carol at March 05, 2016 10:03 PM (sj3Ax)

259 Hey,can we talk about newsof real import for a moment? I just heard on the radio that Lena Dunham's in the hospital for an ovarian cyst rupture. Amusingly, this was closed with a request for privacy.

Posted by: Grimaldi at March 05, 2016 10:03 PM (Kbt8W)

260 does ponytail fatass even still have a blog anymore?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 05, 2016 10:03 PM (KtcUs)

261
Might move the capital to Jerusalem, but that won't technically occur until 2021 so his hands will be clean.

Posted by: rd at March 05, 2016 09:59 PM (v0YLX)

And Obama will be Caliph.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 05, 2016 10:03 PM (T78UI)

262 i actually predicted a 2/2 split tonight, but a different 2/2 split. I thought trump would win Maine and Kentucky, and Cruz would win LA and Kansas. looks like trump won LA and Kentucky instead...although Kentucky ain't over yet.

Posted by: trumpflorida at March 05, 2016 10:04 PM (7l0Lm)

263 Oh, you're quoting regulars at Little Green Footballs now.
Trump was up in the polls in the states Cruz won, and not only did Cruz win, he trounced Trump.
Posted by: Scottye_fl at March 05, 2016 10:02 PM (y9RiP)
............
Make it any way you want it.

Posted by: two of spades (promotion pending) at March 05, 2016 10:05 PM (wIuiQ)

264 If Cruz is elected, he'll remove the bowling alley in the White House and replace it with a curling rink.

Posted by: Trump at March 05, 2016 10:05 PM (HvkUJ)

265 Do we know for certain that MUCR is MUMR?

'Cuz I don't recall MUMR using all caps.

Posted by: speedster1 at March 05, 2016 10:05 PM (vUcdz)

266 For those questioning if Cruz will sell out, I don't think so based on his personal history and his Senate primary campaign in TX against establishment Republican candidate David Dewhurst. Ted has been consistent.

Posted by: Frankly at March 05, 2016 10:05 PM (2MmQO)

267 Is it true that everyone walked out in the end?
That's what I heard.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 05, 2016 10:05 PM (T78UI)

268 Did anyone confirm in last thread that it was Graham that said Cruz could be stabbed on senate floor nothing would happen?

Posted by: Carol at March 05, 2016 10:03 PM (sj3Ax)

Actually he said someone could murder Cruz on the floor of the Senate and get away with it.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 10:06 PM (NPofj)

269 Nah.

This new version of MUMR is Thin Veneer of Civility rebranded for the season.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 10:06 PM (WVsWD)

270 258 Did anyone confirm in last thread that it was Graham that said Cruz could be stabbed on senate floor & nothing would happen?
Posted by: Carol at March 05, 2016 10:03 PM (sj3Ax)

--Yes, he did. A few days ago, he did a volte-face.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2016 10:06 PM (HvkUJ)

271 does ponytail fatass even still have a blog anymore?

I bid you adieu!1!

Posted by: Cahrles Johansen at March 05, 2016 10:06 PM (Dwehj)

272 So Comrade Bernie won 2 of 3 today.

DD is calling Kansas for ol' Uncle Bern with 0 votes counted? They're good, gotta say that.

Posted by: t-bird at March 05, 2016 10:07 PM (mxCgt)

273 Did anyone confirm in last thread that it was Graham that said Cruz could be stabbed on senate floor nothing would happen?

Posted by: Carol at March 05, 2016 10:03 PM (sj3Ax)


Nothing to confirm. The video of it was posted at a lot of sites.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 10:07 PM (WVsWD)

274 270 TiI

Yeah, I can believe that.

Although now he's added the "God bless" tag, so....

Posted by: speedster1 at March 05, 2016 10:08 PM (vUcdz)

275 253 - News headlines are saying there is a sense of menace from the Anti-Trump protesters. Did you see any of that?

there was typical left-wing protest nonsense (stop the hate! stop the islamophobia!), but the protesters outside the event were just typical unhinged leftist college kids, no menace.

however, the protesters inside the event, who interrupted it easily a dozen or more times, were VERY angry people, screaming profanities, calling people racist, tearing up their "trump" signs and throwing them at people...lots of rage. one protester threw fake punches at the people around him, apparently trying to spark a fight for the headlines that it would generate.

Posted by: trumpflorida at March 05, 2016 10:08 PM (7l0Lm)

276 Posted by: 300-pound Mountain Dew-gulper who helped win Louisiana for Trump today, and you'll thank us later, J at March 05, 2016 09:59 PM (IVCCS)

I understand. You got to blame it on something.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 05, 2016 10:08 PM (MNgU2)

277 The female companion of indeterminate and questionable loyalty has
declared that I have lost so much weight (fat) that I am "almost a fag".


Carry on. I am not a fag. Yet.

Posted by: CozMark (Melissa McCarthy is a Sex Goddess) at March 05, 2016 10:09 PM (CbGSW)

278 The first thing out of Monica Crowley's mouth is a mistake.

Didn't Marco "Mr. Establishment" Rubio win Minnesota?


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 05, 2016 10:09 PM (1ijHg)

279 If him shifting us Canadian means importing some of the gorgeous women from Montreal, I'm fine with all of this.

I have never seen so many beautiful could-be-a-supermodel women in one metro area.
Posted by: El Kabong at March 05, 2016 09:34 PM (MCmqp)



Ugh. Dealt with one too many super liberal female Canucks.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 05, 2016 10:09 PM (1D4Ef)

280 Posted by: two of spades (promotion pending) at March 05, 2016 09:45 PM (wIuiQ)

Perhaps higher-order thought isn't really your cup of tea, but this is an opinion blog.

See, the way it works is that Ace gives us his opinions, in the form of sometimes hysterically funny posts, and we decide whether we like or dislike those opinions.

But there is no fairness or even-handedness inherent in his business plan. if Ace wants to support Zombie Joseph Stalin, then he will. We will make fun of him, but we have no right to demand that he changes his opinion based on your irrational and, quite frankly, idiotic assumption that this is intended to be a straight news blog.

Try to keep up. It's fun! Really!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 05, 2016 10:09 PM (Zu3d9)

281 266- I desperately want him to be the guy that he's portrayed by his backers as being--- ethical, steadfastly conservative, and not a wheeler-dealer pol. After all the turncoat crap that Washington has thrown this voters way, I have this deep scepticism about anything government. But maybe where I'm at doesn't make sense to anyone else. I dunno.

Posted by: kraken at March 05, 2016 10:10 PM (sdxPm)

282 I was once a fluteophone virtuoso, you know.

Posted by: Cahrles Johansen at March 05, 2016 10:10 PM (Dwehj)

283 Trumpflorida, Is it true that everyone walked out in the end?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 05, 2016 10:10 PM (T78UI)

284 Logprof-
I thought it was!
Thank you!

I can't see very well. I had face rash from allergy inhalers & stopped using, face is better, but I'm crying all the time.

Posted by: Carol at March 05, 2016 10:10 PM (sj3Ax)

285 Lindsey Graham didn't do an about-face on Cruz, he just switched to the other one.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 05, 2016 10:10 PM (oVJmc)

286 Guys... Trump was at ~49% and Cruz was at ~23% when LA was called with 0.2% of precincts reporting.


Now Trump is about 43% and Cruz is at 34% with 29% of precincts reporting.



Is this going to be something?

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 10:11 PM (NPofj)

287 I am not voting for Cruz.

I refuse to sing O Canaduhhhh!!!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 10:11 PM (WVsWD)

288 Posted by: El Kabong at March 05, 2016 09:34 PM (MCmqp)


The last time I was in Montreal I ate at a great seafood restaurant, really no more than a fancy oyster bar.

The woman sitting at the table next to me was a smokin' hot 20-something with an awesome rack.

She was also Jewish, had hot friends, and was really smart.

Yes, I liked Montreal.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 05, 2016 10:11 PM (Zu3d9)

289 Cruz has made up significant ground in Ky and LA. Probably still loses LA, but looks like it might not be a blowout

Posted by: Boone at March 05, 2016 10:12 PM (o08U9)

290 "Is this going to be something?"

Keep the faith.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 10:12 PM (WVsWD)

291 LGF predates me though it sounds like a lot of regulars here used to frequent that place. Who is their candidate over there? Anyone know?

Posted by: L, Elle at March 05, 2016 10:12 PM (2x3L+)

292 I refuse to sing O Canaduhhhh!!!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 10:11 PM (WVsWD)

Just move your lips. Nobody will know.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 05, 2016 10:12 PM (T78UI)

293 It's nice to see that Bernie beat Scankles in Kansas and Nebraska.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 05, 2016 10:12 PM (1ijHg)

294 ====I understand. You got to blame it on something.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 05, 2016 10:08 PM (MNgU2)====

U mad, Joe?Don't be. You got Kansas. And Maine! And as we know, as Maine goes, so goes the nation.Or maybe that was a long time ago....

Posted by: 300-pound Mountain Dew-gulper who helped win Louisiana for Trump today at March 05, 2016 10:12 PM (IVCCS)

295 Looks like Cruz outperformed big in LA. Real Clear polls before the debate had Trump +18 and +20. Cruz currently trails only by 7 pts.

Posted by: pokermike at March 05, 2016 10:13 PM (KpcWf)

296 >>>Posted by: zombie at March 05, 2016 09:40 PM (jBuUi)


I did publicity photographs for The Boomtown Rats at Teach Furbo back in 1981.

Bob Geldof was awesome. Did the show and had all the band in bed by midnight. The amount of left-over weed, blow, and booze would have choked a donkey. He'd have none of it, he was so focused on success.

God bless him.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 05, 2016 10:13 PM (1zS3A)

297 Who is their candidate over there? Anyone know?

Posted by: L, Elle at March 05, 2016 10:12 PM (2x3L+)

My guess is Sanders.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 05, 2016 10:13 PM (Zu3d9)

298 >>>>288 Yes, I liked Montreal.

My only living regret is never visiting it before I was married.

Posted by: El Kabong at March 05, 2016 10:14 PM (MCmqp)

299 Marco for the good of the USA get out of the race.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 05, 2016 10:14 PM (7GQM/)

300 283 - Trumpflorida, Is it true that everyone walked out in the end?

not sure if this is a joke or i just don't understand the question. a number of people left early because his speech was pretty long and he was late in arriving, but the majority of people stayed for the entire speech. lots of applause for "build the wall" and "usa usa usa" and booing mentions of "little marco" and mitt romney.

interestingly, whenever he mentioned "lyin' ted" there wasn't much of a response from the crowd. so i think a lot of trump's supporters could support cruz in the general if he's the nominee. but they pretty much fucking hate marco.

Posted by: trumpflorida at March 05, 2016 10:14 PM (7l0Lm)

301 Pappy O'Daniel,
Graham originally said one was death by poison & other being shot. He didn't specify.
The other day he said we should support Cruz to stop Trump.

It is an about face.

Posted by: Carol at March 05, 2016 10:14 PM (sj3Ax)

302 Here's a conspiracy theory:
Maybe Rubio and Jeb were never put in the race to win (though they may have thought so).

They were intentionally chosen because they are unacceptable, in order to make Cruz look conservative enough. If the GOPe really hates him, why didn't they get Romney to attack them both?

Posted by: Admiral Akbar at March 05, 2016 10:14 PM (V/11D)

303 298

Yes!! I much prefer the re-wording to the zapping - MUCH funnier.

Be even better if it was still all caps...

Posted by: speedster1 at March 05, 2016 10:14 PM (vUcdz)

304 I refuse to sing O Canaduhhhh!!!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon
****

Just lip sync like the rest of us ya whiner.

Posted by: Canadian Guy at March 05, 2016 10:14 PM (hVdx9)

305 Who is their candidate over there? Anyone know?
Posted by: L, Elle


Unforts, no one cares enough to check.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 05, 2016 10:15 PM (A/3fN)

306 Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 05, 2016 10:13 PM (1zS3A)

I Don't Like Mondays

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yteMugRAc0

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 05, 2016 10:15 PM (Zu3d9)

307 Posted by: kraken at March 05, 2016 10:10 PM (sdxPm)

Not at all.

After Paul Ryan, Rubio and Mia Love, I don't trust anyone completely.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 05, 2016 10:15 PM (bardA)

308 Posted by: Carol at March 05, 2016 10:14 PM (sj3Ax)

Nah. Lindsay has two of them. (faces I mean)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 05, 2016 10:15 PM (Xo1Rt)

309
It is an about face.


The joke is that Lindsey Graham is two-faced.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 05, 2016 10:15 PM (oVJmc)

310 Lexington came in Cruz-29, Trump-25, Rubio-22

Posted by: Dave S. at March 05, 2016 10:15 PM (mhkbv)

311 Who is their candidate over there?

Dan Rather.

Posted by: Cahrles Johansen at March 05, 2016 10:15 PM (Dwehj)

312
Is this going to be something?


Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 10:11 PM (NPofj)

If only to keep it very close and show that Cruz has momentum. People like to win. If Cruz looks he's got the juice, people may start to jump ship from Trump. Plus, every Trump speech is now becoming a clown show with people wearing dildos on hats, constant fights and screams of racist, Nazi, and so on. Not Trump's fault, other than the stupid dick comment, but if he becomes too polarizing, it may turn off the more moderates. Of course, his waffling can't help. So yeah, it's starting to look good for Cruz.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 10:16 PM (pUDQf)

313

Posted by: Admiral Akbar at March 05, 2016 10:14 PM (V/11D)


Sooo...

It's a trap?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 05, 2016 10:16 PM (oVJmc)

314 I must say this season is so much more fun than 2012. Trump and Cruz are 78% combined in LA. We are not getting stuck with Jeb, or even Rubio.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 05, 2016 10:16 PM (tq5N4)

315 Here's a conspiracy theory:

Maybe Rubio and Jeb were never put in the race to win (though they may have thought so).



They were intentionally chosen because they are unacceptable, in
order to make Cruz look conservative enough. If the GOPe really hates
him, why didn't they get Romney to attack them both?

Posted by: Admiral Akbar at March 05, 2016 10:14 PM (V/11D)


You are going to seriously pull a muscle twisting your logic like that.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 10:16 PM (NPofj)

316 Posted by: El Kabong at March 05, 2016 10:14 PM (MCmqp)

You and me both, brother....you and me both.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 05, 2016 10:16 PM (Zu3d9)

317 Cruz gaining fast in Louisiana right now. Might need to uncall that one...

Posted by: Huey Schlonged at March 05, 2016 10:17 PM (LeofH)

318 Rubio can't get out until his masters tell him to.

He's toast otherwise.

He's got nowhere else to go.

Didn't make a run for Senator. And would lose probably anyway.

Poor little sweathog.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 05, 2016 10:17 PM (Xo1Rt)

319 DD has LA with different numbers on the overall page than the specific page.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 05, 2016 10:17 PM (oVJmc)

320 303 AA

1) Ever heard of Occam's Razor? Should look into it.

2) Hello: Stupid Party? You really think the GOPe has the brainpower to even consider this wheels-within-wheels scenario?

Posted by: speedster1 at March 05, 2016 10:17 PM (vUcdz)

321 LGF predates me though it sounds like a lot of regulars here used to frequent that place. Who is their candidate over there? Anyone know?

Posted by: L, Elle
****

Van Jones

Posted by: Canadian Guy at March 05, 2016 10:17 PM (hVdx9)

322 Does the AOSHQ merchandising store carry dildo hats? Sounds like an opportunity

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 05, 2016 10:18 PM (KtcUs)

323 #301 Posted by: trumpflorida at March 05, 2016 10:14 PM (7l0Lm)

It was a joke/lie. Like the superpac ads saying 'Trump didn't know about the American nuclear weapons program' and other such fun facts.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 05, 2016 10:18 PM (T78UI)

324 Legal Insurrection has a post up about Hillary Clinton's email scandal. Apparently, she's been found to have sent classified emails. I know, I know...you're totally shocked.

LI is quoting a Washington Post story about it:
"Hillary Clinton wrote 104 emails that she sent using her private server while secretary of state that the government has since said contain classified information, according to a new Washington Post analysis of Clinton's publicly released correspondence.

The finding is the first accounting of the Democratic presidential front-runner's personal role in placing information now considered sensitive into insecure email during her State Department tenure. Clinton's authorship of dozens of emails now considered classified could complicate her efforts to argue that she never put government secrets at risk."

Posted by: Jill v2 at March 05, 2016 10:18 PM (1+uyO)

325 Posted by: 300-pound Mountain Dew-gulper who helped win Louisiana for Trump today at March 05, 2016 10:12 PM (IVCCS)

What are you talking about? I'm referencing the shitty lying democrat that was elected. You blamed it on Jindal. I knew Trump was going to win Louisiana. I know how people think there. At least South Louisiana.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 05, 2016 10:18 PM (MNgU2)

326 Has anyone photoshopped Rubio's face onto Baghdad Bob's body yet?

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 05, 2016 10:19 PM (QpbbI)

327 Theory floated on FNC that Kasich would be an attractive VP candidate because of Ohio as a battleground state.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2016 10:19 PM (NQaK+)

328 Not Trump's fault, other than the stupid dick comment, but if he becomes too polarizing, it may turn off the more moderates.

Cause the guy's who going to BUILD A WALL, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT, and so on is the moderate figure that attracts the tepid supporters.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 05, 2016 10:19 PM (1D4Ef)

329 Cruz within 4% of Trump in Kentucky, with the largest county (and a lot of small counties) still to report.

Cruz also flipping some parishes in Louisiana. Trump will still win, but it's not going to be anything like the blowout you'd have expected from the Decision Desk's early call.

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 05, 2016 10:19 PM (eT0Ip)

330 That Decision desk is killing my browser.

I thought that Yankees HATED Texans.

But maybe the people of Maine prefer the devil they don't know over the devil they know all-too-well.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 05, 2016 10:19 PM (1ijHg)

331 318

Thanks!

Posted by: speedster1 at March 05, 2016 10:19 PM (vUcdz)

332 What this place needs is a throbbing memo.

Posted by: Cahrles Johansen at March 05, 2016 10:19 PM (Dwehj)

333 Louisiana
Precincts Reporting 53.1%
Donald Trump 41.6%
Ted Cruz 38.1%

Kentucky
Precincts Reporting 47.0%
Donald Trump 35.9%
Ted Cruz 32.0%

According to the AOSHQ DD.

This is getting interesting. ~3% margins

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston at March 05, 2016 10:20 PM (r6ujM)

334 I attended my local caucus. It was packed. Twice, more ballots had to be printed. Unlike the other parties caucus, only one vote per person was counted. And the counting was by people I know and trust.

The local GOPe put on a great show. It was well organized, well attended, and informative. All the candidate surrogates were pleasant, with no sniping, and good speaches. Everyone was in a good mood.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 05, 2016 10:20 PM (u82oZ)

335 DT 41.6

TC 38.1

I know some big pro trump parishes are waiting though

Posted by: dib at March 05, 2016 10:20 PM (VJOLZ)

336 We are not getting stuck with Jeb, or even Rubio.
Posted by: PaleRider


Jeb losing like a losing loser does much to help me ignore our current distress.

Thing of beauty, if you think about it. $100 million dollars blown on consultants and ads, none of which did a fucking thing to help the scion and heir.

Then again, that does seem rather irritating ...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 05, 2016 10:20 PM (A/3fN)

337 And so now my 331 makes zero sense.

/sigh

Posted by: speedster1 at March 05, 2016 10:21 PM (vUcdz)

338 KY and LA have definitely tightened up and there is still a ways to go. Might be interesting.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 05, 2016 10:21 PM (hVdx9)

339 The guy who's the GOPe plant is Kasich. He came out of nowhere just before the 1st debate and he's still clinging on without any reason.

Except he thinks his favorite son vote in Ohio will dink up Trump. And maybe it will. Kasich didn't appear on the radar until after Trump announced and Trump's numbers took off.

He's what called a stalking horse.

And Ohio being Ohio, he might garner enough votes to be a deal maker at the convention.

This isn't looking good for anyone.

Rinsed Penis may try to claim their won't be a brokered convention but he's just a front man. The real control is hidden.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 05, 2016 10:21 PM (Xo1Rt)

340 275
however, the protesters inside the event, who interrupted it easily a dozen or more times, were VERY angry people, screaming profanities, calling people racist, tearing up their "trump" signs and throwing them at people...lots of rage. one protester threw fake punches at the people around him, apparently trying to spark a fight for the headlines that it would generate.
Posted by: trumpflorida at March 05, 2016 10:08 PM (7l0Lm)


I don't want to say what I'm thinking, except that this has been a very ugly campaign and we ain't seen ugly yet.

Posted by: rickl at March 05, 2016 10:21 PM (sdi6R)

341 You are going to seriously pull a muscle twisting your logic like that.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 10:16 PM (NPofj)

It is a "conspiracy theory" Never read any althistory forums where things like this are hashed out?

Operative word, Theory. Logic is only required if you are trying to provide definitive proof.

Have a go at it. What if George Washington had accepted an American Monarchy. How would this country be different?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 10:21 PM (WVsWD)

342 Our 5th annual Constitution Bee is tomorrow. We have over double the numbers of students competing than we did last year. Krisanne Hall is our keynote speaker. She is a dynamic Constitutional scholar. I hope she likes my questions to the students.

Link in nic.

Good night.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 05, 2016 10:21 PM (u82oZ)

343 327- Now that's some fucking brilliance, right there. (Do I need the sarc tag)?? Fox News is not what it used to be.

Posted by: kraken at March 05, 2016 10:22 PM (sdxPm)

344 IF Scankles were competent, why didn't she tell the IT guy that she wanted a secure server? If the IT guy was competent, why didn't he make it secure?

A lot of incompetence in that house.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 05, 2016 10:22 PM (1ijHg)

345 Close friends of Occam actually have indicated that he had a neck beard and used lots of styptic.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 05, 2016 10:22 PM (NeFrd)

346 Posted by: Admiral Akbar at March 05, 2016 10:14 PM (V/11D)


Going after both Trump and Cruz would have effectively made Rubio the official choice of the GOP, that's obviously the case unofficially, but they can't go on record or an already looming chaotic convention would catapult into Mad Max land.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at March 05, 2016 10:22 PM (yos+4)

347 Louisville 30-Trump, Cruz-29, Rubio -23. Rubio probably cockblocked this just enough to let Trump hold on.

Posted by: Dave S. at March 05, 2016 10:22 PM (mhkbv)

348 DD just put Cruz (33.5%) ahead of Trump (29.6%) in Kentucky.

Posted by: Tami at March 05, 2016 10:23 PM (v0/PR)

349 Now the DD is showing Cruz with 33.5, Trump with 29.6, and... called it for Trump?

What are those boys smoking over there?

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 05, 2016 10:23 PM (eT0Ip)

350 Posted by: speedster1 at March 05, 2016 10:21 PM (vUcdz)

Yeah...you have to copy the "Posted by:" line and make it your first line of your comment.

Otherwise we'll think you are a retard.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 05, 2016 10:23 PM (Zu3d9)

351 Trump wins county with Louisville by narrow margin.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2016 10:23 PM (HvkUJ)

352 LA now 41.6% Trump/38.1% Cruz with 53% of the vote in. Today's voting seems to have broken very heavily for Cruz and I think he may pull it out.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 10:23 PM (NPofj)

353 What if George Washington had accepted an American Monarchy. How would this country be different?

Change of power would not be peaceful. Now you get eight years max, and then someone else takes a shot at it.

Posted by: Caseus Whig-US at March 05, 2016 10:24 PM (tGeaV)

354 350 CBD

And that would be different from every day for me, how?

:-)

Posted by: speedster1 at March 05, 2016 10:24 PM (vUcdz)

355 Advice for HA refugees; don't use comment numbers as a reference. They may change without notice.

Use the time stamped nic at the bottom of the comment.

That will remain valid.

We return you now to your program now in progress.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 05, 2016 10:24 PM (Xo1Rt)

356 Close friends of Occam actually have indicated that he had a neck beard and used lots of styptic.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 05, 2016 10:22 PM (NeFrd)

His reasoning was also disposable.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 05, 2016 10:24 PM (MNgU2)

357 wishful thinking there, jefferson county.

Posted by: dib at March 05, 2016 10:25 PM (VJOLZ)

358 DD is experiencing a glitch in the matrix...

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 05, 2016 10:25 PM (KCxzN)

359 If the night ends with Cruz having trounced Trump in two states and Trump having narrowly held off Cruz in two others with everyone else far back, then Cruz has had a fabulous weekend.

Looking at the votes that went to Rubio and Kasich, it's clear that Trump is not currently making the sale that he should be the undisputed front-runner. By this point in a presidential year, there's normally a lot of calls to rally round the delegate leader. Not this time.

Posted by: Jill v2 at March 05, 2016 10:25 PM (1+uyO)

360 Cause the guy's who going to BUILD A WALL, and MAKE
AMERICA GREAT, and so on is the moderate figure that attracts the tepid
supporters.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 05, 2016 10:19 PM (1D4Ef)

I do concede that the bulk of Trump's supporters are very loyal and wouldn't quit him even if he started killing puppies. Even Trump acknowledged how rabid his base was with the 'kill a guy' comment.
But he has to have some moderates who are put off by the locker room persona and his reversals on his key platforms.

What that number is, I don't know.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 10:25 PM (pUDQf)

361 What are you talking about? I'm referencing the
shitty lying democrat that was elected. You blamed it on Jindal. I
knew Trump was going to win Louisiana. I know how people think there.
At least South Louisiana.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 05, 2016 10:18 PM (MNgU2)<br>
Good call, Joe! And since you "know how people think there", my opinion of Jindal shouldn't be a surprise to you since it's almost universally shared around here.<br>But hey, I'd rather forget the John Bel Asshole election (you seem to be more worried about him than I am, frankly) and live in the present with an eye to the future. And I'm pretty fucking happy about both tonight.

Posted by: 300-pound Mountain Dew-gulper who helped win Louisiana for Trump today at March 05, 2016 10:25 PM (IVCCS)

362 351 MIRROR UNIVERSE MARCO RUBIO at March 05, 2016 10:24 PM (XzRw1)

"HODOR!"

Per. Fect!

Posted by: speedster1 at March 05, 2016 10:25 PM (vUcdz)

363 And I'm proud to be a Canadian,
Where I at least I can eat poutine.
And I won't forget the men who ride,
And clean the ice with Zambonis.
And I'll gladly stand up,
Next to you,
In line at Tim Horton's any day.
Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless Canada, eh.

Posted by: Canuck Cruz at March 05, 2016 10:25 PM (H9MG5)

364 Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 05, 2016 10:20 PM (u82oZ)

--Which state are you in?

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2016 10:26 PM (HvkUJ)

365 349 Now the DD is showing Cruz with 33.5, Trump with 29.6, and... called it for Trump?

What are those boys smoking over there?

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 05, 2016 10:23 PM (eT0Ip)


====



Got 100% of Louisville going to Cruz.

Posted by: Dave S. at March 05, 2016 10:26 PM (mhkbv)

366 352
LA now 41.6% Trump/38.1% Cruz with 53% of the vote in. Today's voting
seems to have broken very heavily for Cruz and I think he may pull it
out.


Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 10:23 PM (NPofj)

From your lips...

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 10:26 PM (pUDQf)

367 Can someone not Tim please chime in on LA.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 10:26 PM (NPofj)

368 If Cruz gets the nomination, who should his VP be? (Directed especially to Cruz enthusiasts)...

Posted by: kraken at March 05, 2016 10:26 PM (sdxPm)

369 It's fun to see MUMR hanging out here. I guess this IS where the cool dudes and dudettes mingle.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 05, 2016 10:26 PM (1ijHg)

370 Well Cruz made it very competitive in LA and KY. Too bad Rubio was there to spoil.

Posted by: Lauren at March 05, 2016 10:26 PM (Dwl2T)

371 What is going on at the DD? They have KY called for Trump but Cruz just pulled ahead with the last batch of precincts reporting?

Posted by: The Spoonbucket at March 05, 2016 10:26 PM (SUtNI)

372 Rubes is surging in Kentucky. Alternately taking a point from trump then Cruz.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 10:26 PM (WVsWD)

373 logprof at March 05, 2016 10:26

Kansas.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 05, 2016 10:27 PM (u82oZ)

374 If Cruz gets the nomination, who should his VP be?

First things first.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 05, 2016 10:27 PM (rwI+c)

375 Kentucky
Precincts Reporting48.5%
Ted Cruz 37.4%
Donald Trump 33.2%

Well that escalated quickly

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston at March 05, 2016 10:27 PM (r6ujM)

376
The links still work?

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86&post=361974#c24947828

Posted by: Caseus Whig-US at March 05, 2016 10:27 PM (tGeaV)

377 DD is running the deep stats, not just looking at gross vote counts/percentages.

They're estimating the expectations of the areas that have reported vs. the areas that haven't, county/district by county/district.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 05, 2016 10:27 PM (oVJmc)

378 kraken,

Allen West.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 05, 2016 10:27 PM (1ijHg)

379 Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 05, 2016 10:23 PM (eT0Ip)

Data input error. Trust me.

Posted by: Ru-Bot 9000 at March 05, 2016 10:27 PM (LeofH)

380 Would any of you rubes care to see a fence photo, or two? No? How about a nice tanker?

Posted by: Cahrles Johansen at March 05, 2016 10:27 PM (Dwehj)

381 Remember that the Turdle rules in KY.

So if Cruz wins in KY, then maybe he's not such an outsider after all?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 05, 2016 10:27 PM (Xo1Rt)

382 Am I bugging you Banzai?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 10:27 PM (WVsWD)

383 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 05, 2016 10:09 PM (Zu3d9)
.............
This is just too easy!!!

Posted by: two of spades (promotion pending) at March 05, 2016 10:28 PM (wIuiQ)

384 DD shows Cruz up in KY. Can that be correct?

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 05, 2016 10:28 PM (L7t0A)

385 Cruz gets the nomination, who should his VP be? (Directed especially to Cruz enthusiasts)...
Posted by: kraken at March 05, 2016 10:26 PM (sdxPm)

We had that discussion a couple of threads ago but my pick is a Cruz/ Carly ticket.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 05, 2016 10:28 PM (MNgU2)

386 if you're keeping score at home, the ONT is up

nood

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 05, 2016 10:28 PM (KCxzN)

387 373 logprof at March 05, 2016 10:26

Kansas.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 05, 2016 10:27 PM (u82oZ)

--Thanks! Glad to hear about the turnout.

Posted by: logprof at March 05, 2016 10:28 PM (NQaK+)

388 Bowling Green came in as Cruz +7

Posted by: Dave S. at March 05, 2016 10:28 PM (mhkbv)

389 Fox still shows Trump with a 10k lead in LA. 54% reporting.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 10:28 PM (pUDQf)

390 Well, sorta. The links still work but one must be careful to specify which comment the link points to. (@355)

Posted by: Caseus Whig-US at March 05, 2016 10:28 PM (tGeaV)

391 57.5% of precincts reporting and Cruz has cut Trump's lead to 3.8% in KY.

Posted by: The Spoonbucket at March 05, 2016 10:29 PM (SUtNI)

392 Posted by: Cahrles Johansen at March 05, 2016 10:27 PM (Dwehj)

Show us one of your bicycle.

Sniffed any good seats lately?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 05, 2016 10:29 PM (Xo1Rt)

393 DD fixed the Kentucky stuff. Was some major typonese there.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 10:29 PM (WVsWD)

394 They must've brought in some hobo temps or something.

Even if Trump pulls out KY and LA, that will be two decisive victories for Cruz and two narrow victories for Trump.

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 05, 2016 10:29 PM (eT0Ip)

395 LA now 41.6% Trump/38.1% Cruz with 53% of the vote in. Today's voting

seems to have broken very heavily for Cruz and I think he may pull it

out.




Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 10:23 PM (NPofj)

From your lips...


Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 10:26 PM (pUDQf)

With 61% of precincts reporting:
Trump 41.3% and Cruz 39%

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 10:29 PM (NPofj)

396 ICK. I just got an email fro Katshit.

The only possible way they got my emai was from the RNC. Who I've told to f### off for a long time. Idiots.

Posted by: Farmer at March 05, 2016 10:30 PM (o/90i)

397 Cruz's delegate count is still less than Trump's.

Spin that.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 05, 2016 10:30 PM (Xo1Rt)

398 "Cruz's delegate count is still less than Trump's."

Trump doesn't have anywhere near 1,200 delegates, and is melting down by the day.

Spin that.

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 05, 2016 10:32 PM (eT0Ip)

399 ed by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 05, 2016 10:30 PM (Xo1Rt

It's only the end of the 2nd quarter. Lot of game left to play.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 05, 2016 10:32 PM (MNgU2)

400 Posted by: Caseus Whig-US at March 05, 2016 10:28 PM (tGeaV)

NO. Better to use the nic and time stamp.

I never bother clicking comment links and I think most others don't either.

Too distracting being jumped around.

Better to scroll to the section of the time stamp and look for the nic.

And it's actually quicker cause you don't have to reload the site.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 05, 2016 10:32 PM (Xo1Rt)

401 Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 05, 2016 10:27 PM (1ijHg)

Freaking awesome

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 05, 2016 10:32 PM (bardA)

402 Judging by the initial report of early/absentee ballots, and how close it is getting between Trump/Cruz, indicates that something real happened this week. Cruz has become 'likeable enough' and electable. Now people know he beats Hillary nationally, and Rubio clearly isn't worth sticking with.

Posted by: James Reed at March 05, 2016 10:33 PM (12kBq)

403 Guess I get to do cool things now. Marco, care to join me?

Posted by: Jeb at March 05, 2016 10:33 PM (V/11D)

404 DD Called KY for Trump too.

Keep the Faith.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 10:34 PM (WVsWD)

405 A friend just told me that the caucus in KY is 6 hrs long. Wtf?? Who is that for? I could barely get through my 2hr caucus. I spent the last 45 mins, seconding every motion just to get everyone to shut up so I could leave.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 05, 2016 10:34 PM (2x3L+)

406 Whoever wins, if they eventually choose Mario as their running mate, I won't be able to bring myself to vote for them.

Posted by: Stay out da bushes at March 05, 2016 10:34 PM (th7n/)

407 "Better to scroll to the section of the time stamp and look for the nic."


So YOU say.

Next you'll tell me to use CTL-F to find the comment (really big smiley with sunglasses and showing teeth.)

Posted by: Caseus Whig-US at March 05, 2016 10:35 PM (tGeaV)

408 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 05, 2016 10:30 PM (Xo1Rt)

Rubio is dropping out after Florida. How do you think his vote will break? Do you think Trump will get even 1 in 100 of Rubio's voters? And yes 12-15% is the deciding vote at this point.

Posted by: TrusTed's spin doctor at March 05, 2016 10:35 PM (LeofH)

409 Ace just retrobarrelled the first few hundred comments.

Posted by: the Barrel at March 05, 2016 10:35 PM (V/11D)

410 I was wondering why Sanders was winning Lasalle Parish in Louisiana, so I looked it up. Yup, it's 86% white.

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 05, 2016 10:36 PM (eT0Ip)

411 My thoughts on the Trump thing...
when my little was in Kindergarten, the teacher told the students, "you get what you get and you don't throw a fit."
The GOPe has been telling the base this for years. Now the base has finally said, "Fuck that, we will get what we want or we will hit the GOPe with a human wrecking ball".
They wanted to cram Jeb in our face, they failed.
They tried to shove Rubio up our asses, we said "Nope".
Now they are either going to have to give us the constitutionalist conservative we want (Cruz), or they get the human wrecking ball (Trump)they deserve.
Hey GOPe!! Your turn to get what you get, and don't throw a fit.

Posted by: madamemayhem at March 05, 2016 10:36 PM (WPm3x)

412 The deciding factor will be if closed primaries hurt Trump or not.

If they do then he won't make it because a lot of the next primaries are closed.

And remember how everyone was so excited about Paul Ryan?

We knew Romney was a turkey but we had hopes for Ryan for the future right?

And now look at what he's revealed himself to be.

I believe this is what will happen with Cruz. Looks too good to be true and on closer examination some things just don't add up well.

I think he's more insider than outsider. We're being sold a false bill of goods.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 05, 2016 10:36 PM (Xo1Rt)

413 Vote for me or I'll send the military after your families!

Posted by: Orange Douche at March 05, 2016 10:37 PM (9FNhu)

414 Posted by: Jill v2 at March 05, 2016 10:18 PM

Wondered why some dem maverick didn't jump in the race and campaign on the promise that he/she would kiss their own ass on live television if Hillary even saw the inside of a courtroom over the email thing. Just throw that gauntlet out there.

Hell, the GOP should have paid for that candidate.

Posted by: bahabuddha at March 05, 2016 10:39 PM (eZuvD)

415 Anyone know if California GOP primary is open or closed?

Posted by: Op. Chaos, Progressive Version at March 05, 2016 10:39 PM (Y8P5w)

416 "Cruz's delegate count is still less than Trump's.

Spin that.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 05, 2016 10:30 PM (Xo1Rt)"

As others have said, there's still quite a long road to the nomination. Trump is not getting people to coalesce behind him yet. He's not breaking 50% yet and there is a great deal of resistance. He's blown the last two debates and the fallout from them is still settling in. Negative ads are getting churned out to educate voters about some of the unpleasant baggage he has.

Maybe he will win. He's certainly ahead. However, we need to have all the negative stuff about him fully brought out so GOP primary voters can make an informed decision. Trump doesn't like criticism. He needs to develop better answers to tough questions and work on keeping his cool.

Posted by: Jill v2 at March 05, 2016 10:39 PM (1+uyO)

417 I think he's more insider than outsider. We're being sold a false bill of goods.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 05, 2016 10:36 PM (Xo1Rt)


^^^yes^^^

Posted by: Admiral Akbar at March 05, 2016 10:41 PM (V/11D)

418 "Anyone know if California GOP primary is open or closed?"

Closed, and it's winner-take-all by district.

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 05, 2016 10:42 PM (eT0Ip)

419 What would we do without Control F?

Posted by: redridinghood at March 05, 2016 10:42 PM (7GQM/)

420 All 4 contests today were closed. The score was 2-2.

No advantage to either.

Trump won 2 states with a total of 92 delegates up for grabs.

Cruz won 2 states with a total of 63 delegates up for grabs.

Advantage Trump.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 10:43 PM (WVsWD)

421 Chance of a false bill of goods from Cruz Vs. known conning from Trump (D), or betrayal by Rubio(Re)?

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston at March 05, 2016 10:44 PM (r6ujM)

422 What will little Marco do after he loses his phones baloney Senate job?

Posted by: L, Elle at March 05, 2016 10:44 PM (2x3L+)

423 "Posted by: bahabuddha at March 05, 2016 10:39 PM (eZuvD) Wondered why some dem maverick didn't jump in the race and campaign on the promise that he/she would kiss their own ass on live television if Hillary even saw the inside of a courtroom over the email thing. Just throw that gauntlet out there.

Hell, the GOP should have paid for that candidate. "

I think Martin O'Malley stayed in the Dem primary hunt as long as he did hoping that an indictment would drop and his party would turn to him. Bernie Sanders may well be thinking the same thing. If she gets the nomination and then is forced out, I believe the DNC gets to pick the nominee. Sanders may be hoping he racks up enough delegates to make it very hard for them to parachute Joe Biden or John Kerry into the race.

Posted by: Jill v2 at March 05, 2016 10:45 PM (1+uyO)

424 What will little Marco do after he loses his phones baloney Senate job?

Posted by: L, Elle at March 05, 2016 10:44 PM (2x3L+)

Door to door Grit salesman.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 10:45 PM (WVsWD)

425 Fox Business has called KY for Trump.

Posted by: Tami at March 05, 2016 10:45 PM (v0/PR)

426 What will little Marco do after he loses his phones baloney Senate job?

Sell reverse mortgages and GOLD!!!!

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 05, 2016 10:45 PM (oVJmc)

427 Fox just called Kentucky for Trump

Posted by: Stay out da bushes at March 05, 2016 10:46 PM (th7n/)

428 I remember GWB giving a speech where he promised bad things happening to our enemies.

OBL's wives and children are still alive?

You want to win this war?

Change the law. Allow the POTUS to kill the families (fathers, grandfathers, children and grandchildren) of those that attack us. Will the military obey a lawful order? I think they will.

Until you do that, this jihad will not end.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 05, 2016 10:47 PM (1ijHg)

429 422
What will little Marco do after he loses his phones baloney Senate job?

Posted by: L, Elle at March 05, 2016 10:44 PM (2x3L+)

Probably become the spokesman for Isotoner gloves and Perrier.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 10:47 PM (pUDQf)

430 "Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 10:43 PM (WVsWD)
All 4 contests today were closed. The score was 2-2.

No advantage to either.

Trump won 2 states with a total of 92 delegates up for grabs.

Cruz won 2 states with a total of 63 delegates up for grabs.

Advantage Trump."

True, but the degree of the advantage has yet to be determined. Cruz won by a lot, Trump doesn't look like he's winning by as much at this point. The net effect may be mostly a wash. That's still a delegate advantage to Trump, but the headlines are going to be that he's not pulling away from Cruz.

If the race narrows further, Trump will have still more trouble making the sale.

Posted by: Jill v2 at March 05, 2016 10:48 PM (1+uyO)

431 >>> Change the law. Allow the POTUS to kill the families (fathers, grandfathers, children and grandchildren) of those that attack us. Will the military obey a lawful order? I think they will.
Until you do that, this jihad will not end.
Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 05, 2016 10:47 PM
----
Or at least bulldoze their homes like Israel does. If our soldiers can be asked to look away while kids are being raped by Muzzies, I mean . . . no words.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 05, 2016 10:50 PM (2x3L+)

432 "Posted by: Jill v2 at March 05, 2016 10:48 PM (1+uyO)

Keep the faith.

You sound like you are trying to convince yourself more than me.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 10:50 PM (WVsWD)

433 "Trump won 2 states with a total of 92 delegates up for grabs. Cruz won 2 states with a total of 63 delegates up for grabs. "

Hint: not all states are "winner-take-all".

Not counting Louisiana, which has fucked up and complicated rules, right now Cruz gained 49 delegates and Trump gained 31.

Math isn't your strong suit, is it, Tim?

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 05, 2016 10:50 PM (eT0Ip)

434 Sorry for the downer in my thoughts.

In other ideas, yes!

I think that there will not be a brokered convention. By the day after the June7 primary in the big Kahuna, California, which IS Winner-take-all, the nominee will be known.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 05, 2016 10:50 PM (1ijHg)

435 Trump calm and looks disappointed. Subdued even

Posted by: L, Elle at March 05, 2016 10:51 PM (2x3L+)

436 Change the law. Allow the POTUS to kill the families
(fathers, grandfathers, children and grandchildren) of those that
attack us. Will the military obey a lawful order? I think they will.

Until you do that, this jihad will not end.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 05, 2016 10:47 PM (1ijHg)


That is actually against the Geneva Conventions... it would be an war crime.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 10:51 PM (NPofj)

437 The problem for Cruz is that Trump is winning where he needs to and he's got Florida coming up. The joke about Maine was funny.

Posted by: hinoeuma at March 05, 2016 10:52 PM (//TVq)

438 The Decision Desk map of Louisiana now looks really odd. Instead of just blue counties for Trump and yellow for Cruz a whole bunch of counties are showing up black/dark brown. Does anyone know what this color coding means? DD just updating the data?

Posted by: Jill v2 at March 05, 2016 10:52 PM (1+uyO)

439 Oh Good Grief. Trump can't help himself. Of course Cruz won Maine bc it's close to Canada

Posted by: L, Elle at March 05, 2016 10:52 PM (2x3L+)

440 That is actually against the Geneva Conventions... it would be an war crime.


Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 10:51 PM (NPofj)

It's okay. Trump said the soldiers would follow his orders.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 10:52 PM (pUDQf)

441 With 82% of the vote reported, less than 2% separate Trump and Cruz in LA.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 10:53 PM (NPofj)

442 Trump is an aHole! He just said Cruz would win Maine because it's so close to Canada!

Posted by: Carol at March 05, 2016 10:53 PM (sj3Ax)

443 "The problem for Cruz is that Trump is winning where he needs to"

Getting fewer delegates does not count as "winning where you need to", not even in Trump math.

Trump has peaked. Sorry. Maybe next time you guys can run Simon Cowell or that Puck dude from The Real World.

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 05, 2016 10:53 PM (eT0Ip)

444 Hi Elle!

Posted by: Carol at March 05, 2016 10:54 PM (sj3Ax)

445 442
Trump is an aHole! He just said Cruz would win Maine because it's so close to Canada!



Posted by: Carol at March 05, 2016 10:53 PM (sj3Ax)
What, you expected Presidential?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 10:55 PM (pUDQf)

446 redbanzai, you are probably correct.

These un-uniformed soldiers can be summarily tried and shot.

The proprieties must be observed.

My point is that we are fighting with our best hand tied behind our back.




Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 05, 2016 10:55 PM (1ijHg)

447 "Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 10:50 PM (WVsWD)
Keep the faith.

You sound like you are trying to convince yourself more than me."

No, just trying to be reasonable about it. There's a lot about this we don't know yet. Trump has had a very large impact in roiling the normal political patterns. Normally, a front-runner would really be starting to roll by now. He's not. Maybe that's significant. I suspect it is. On the other hand, it's a very odd year and maybe the usual rules of politics are totally out. We'll find out....

Posted by: Jill v2 at March 05, 2016 10:55 PM (1+uyO)

448 Trump cagey calling for Rubio to drop out, saying he wants Ted 1v1 - I think he's saying this because he is trying to tweak the Rubes into staying in it. I don't think he really wants to go 1v1 w/Cruz.

Posted by: moronhorde minion at March 05, 2016 10:55 PM (a9L5Q)

449 I think these guys all got the same cold, now Trump sounds snuffly.

Posted by: hinoeuma at March 05, 2016 10:55 PM (//TVq)

450 I'm not for killing children. If you are you're a sick dude.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 05, 2016 10:56 PM (MNgU2)

451 does anyone think this story about his sister being a very good friend of Scalia has any chance of being true?

Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 10:57 PM (dciA+)

452 If Louisiana holds as is is right now, Cruz should wind up +60 for the day and Trump will wind up +44.

Plus however the fucked up extra delegates in Louisiana break.

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 05, 2016 10:57 PM (eT0Ip)

453 Trump is now complaining "no one should ever have to be the target of $40 Million in negative ads"..

Well, Rubio soaked up $40M in negative ads from Right to Rise. If Trump gets the nomination he better get ready for $2 Billion in negative ads to come his way from the Dem/MSM team.

Posted by: Jill v2 at March 05, 2016 10:57 PM (1+uyO)

454 aLaBAMA,
I expected him to try to be graceful.
I only had it on because I forgot to eat & left remote too far away to reach.
I'm going to watch something on demand now.

Good Night.

Posted by: Carol at March 05, 2016 10:58 PM (sj3Ax)

455 "I think these guys all got the same cold, now Trump sounds snuffly."




Dondi was sick during the Thursday debate... maybe he licked everyone else's podium to spread his germs

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 10:58 PM (NPofj)

456 Trump is an aHole! He just said Cruz would win Maine because it's so close to Canada!

***

I thought it was funny.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 10:58 PM (8PbKi)

457 451
does anyone think this story about his sister being a very good friend of Scalia has any chance of being true?

Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 10:57 PM (dciA+)


I just assume all the time he's making shit up.

Posted by: Tami at March 05, 2016 10:58 PM (v0/PR)

458 Did you see the story in the news about a shipment of second-hand military uniforms were found in Italy on their way to ISIS?


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 05, 2016 10:59 PM (1ijHg)

459 The Decision Desk map of Louisiana now looks really odd. Instead of just blue counties for Trump and yellow for Cruz a whole bunch of counties are showing up black/dark brown. Does anyone know what this color coding means? DD just updating the data?

***

I haven't seen that.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 10:59 PM (8PbKi)

460 This CNN poll he keeps citing: he keeps saying it came out "two days ago" for two weeks now.

Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 11:00 PM (dciA+)

461 does anyone think this story about his sister being a very good friend of Scalia has any chance of being true?
Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 10:57 PM (dciA+)

It does have a possibility since Scalia was known to be friends of many people no matter their legal philosophy. There is though a 99% chance he is exaggerating how good a friend.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 05, 2016 11:00 PM (MNgU2)

462 I just assume all the time he's making shit up.


Posted by: Tami at March 05, 2016 10:58 PM (v0/PR)

Me too.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 11:00 PM (NPofj)

463 The problem for Cruz is that Trump is winning where he needs to and he's got Florida coming up. The joke about Maine was funny.

Posted by: hinoeuma at March 05, 2016 10:52 PM (//TVq)

It's closer to Kennebunkport.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 05, 2016 11:00 PM (T78UI)

464 Gosh, Trump sounds so whiny. Bragging that he won the last debate. Now complaining that there's talk of a third party that could cost the Republicans the chance to appoint a SC judge.

If he wins the nomination I'll grit my teeth and vote for him, but he sure doesn't make it easy to feel good about it.

Posted by: Jill v2 at March 05, 2016 11:00 PM (1+uyO)

465 443 "The problem for Cruz is that Trump is winning where he needs to"

Getting fewer delegates does not count as "winning where you need to", not even in Trump math.

Trump has peaked. Sorry. Maybe next time you guys can run Simon Cowell or that Puck dude from The Real World.

I'm actually a registered Independent in Florida who does not get to vote on the 15th but have volunteered for the Cruz campaign, but I'm not counting out Trump yet, he had a bad week and still won LA and KY, you really can't deny that.

Posted by: hinoeuma at March 05, 2016 11:01 PM (//TVq)

466 Any place where a known terrorist or enemy combatant is hiding is a valid target. The person actually has to be in that location though.

Hospital, mosque, private home, Does not matter. Geneva Convention. Laws of Warfare.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:01 PM (WVsWD)

467 going after clinton, good man

Posted by: runner at March 05, 2016 11:02 PM (c6/9Q)

468 >>>
I'm actually a registered Independent in Florida who does not get to vote on the 15th but have volunteered for the Cruz campaign, but I'm not counting out Trump yet, he had a bad week and still won LA and KY, you really can't deny that.


with the field still divided, he won by only 4 or 5%.

and votes seem to have shifted lately -- see the big difference between Trump's early-voting totals vs. his primary day totals.

Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 11:02 PM (dciA+)

469 "Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 05, 2016 10:59 PM (8PbKi)
I haven't seen that."

The LA map is back to yellow & blue now. Whatever caused what I saw must have been a temporary data updating thing.

Posted by: Jill v2 at March 05, 2016 11:02 PM (1+uyO)

470 Sure are a lot of I, I, I, me, me, me's in this speech. Kinda disturbing

Posted by: SCOAMF at March 05, 2016 11:05 PM (H9MG5)

471 Trump is making sure everyone listening knows how historic his run is. "No one has ever seen anything like this before!"

Yes, the reference to his genitalia in the debate was certainly a new thing in presidential politics.

Ah....he's back to complaining about the loss in Iowa. Says again he was basically cheated and Ted Cruz is a bad guy.

Really thin skin on this guy.

RedState has posted some preliminary delegate results from today. They'll change once KY gets baked in but this is really neat.
CANDIDATE | DELEGATES
Ted Cruz | 54
Donald Trump | 39
Marco Rubio | 5
John Kasich | 2

Posted by: Jill v2 at March 05, 2016 11:07 PM (1+uyO)

472 "Posted by: SCOAMF at March 05, 2016 11:05 PM (H9MG5)

Sure are a lot of I, I, I, me, me, me's in this speech. Kinda disturbing"

Yes. Great point. Reminds me of Obama's speeches.

Posted by: Jill v2 at March 05, 2016 11:08 PM (1+uyO)

473 The muslim migration to Europe will end one of two ways. Europe becomes part of the Caliphate, or there will be a violent nationalist reaction against the muslims. Either way, the old open, liberal Europe is done.
Posted by: Josephistan


10 sestertii on 'Caliphate.' The EUnuchs of today die willingly.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 05, 2016 11:08 PM (A/3fN)

474 poop.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 05, 2016 11:09 PM (A/3fN)

475 Red State?

I'm surprised little eric didn't award them all to Rubes.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:09 PM (WVsWD)

476 nood

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 11:09 PM (NPofj)

477 451 does anyone think this story about his sister being a very good friend of Scalia has any chance of being true?

Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 10:57

No.

And I heard his answer on the gun question too, and will agree that sounds like an obvious lie too.

But they are soft cuddly lies. More like puffery.

Posted by: bahabuddha at March 05, 2016 11:10 PM (eZuvD)

478 412
And remember how everyone was so excited about Paul Ryan?

We knew Romney was a turkey but we had hopes for Ryan for the future right?

And now look at what he's revealed himself to be.

I believe this is what will happen with Cruz. Looks too good to be true and on closer examination some things just don't add up well.

I think he's more insider than outsider. We're being sold a false bill of goods.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 05, 2016 10:36 PM (Xo1Rt)


I agree completely. People who think Cruz is the Great Conservative Hope are deluding themselves.

That is not to say that Trump is All That.

I don't trust either of them. Yet they are the only candidates I would even consider voting for.

We are not merely screwed, we are outright fucked.

Posted by: rickl at March 05, 2016 11:10 PM (sdi6R)

479 Trump is throwing it.

He's a gambler who got lucky and is now betting irrationally.

At his age and with his money (or the banks' money), he doesn't really want the hassle of committing to a job that he knows he's unfit for.

If he was serious about winning he would have held off on his pivot to the left until more purple state primaries came up.

Expect more kamikaze backsliding on immigration and more talk of socialized medicine.

Trump's an attention whore. He has no intention to put out.

Posted by: Bouffant Pongo at March 05, 2016 11:11 PM (u+4Xf)

480 he's talking about his dick again

Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 11:12 PM (dciA+)

481 Oh, because golf is so important to being President. That's crazy talk!

Posted by: SCOAMF at March 05, 2016 11:13 PM (H9MG5)

482 Posted by: Bouffant Pongo at March 05, 2016 11:11 PM (u+4Xf)

You sound a bit off put. Please, on this doll, tell us where the bad man touched you.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:14 PM (WVsWD)

483 Wow. Just wow.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 11:14 PM (pUDQf)

484 he's talking about his dick again
Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 11:12 PM (dciA+)

*****

Please tell me this is not so. Lie if you must.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 05, 2016 11:14 PM (YLidQ)

485 He really can't stand it when people mention his small fingers. It just short circuits his brain.

Posted by: Revenant at March 05, 2016 11:14 PM (y64uP)

486
he's talking about his dick again

Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 11:12 PM (dciA+)

Does he have a name or it?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 05, 2016 11:15 PM (T78UI)

487 he's talking about his dick again

Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 11:12 PM (dciA+)

He's trolling Ace. Like someone else. He's just not being as nice about it.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:15 PM (WVsWD)

488 >>>Does he have a name or it?


Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 05, 2016 11:15 PM (T78UI)<<<

Donald Stump.

Posted by: D. Trump at March 05, 2016 11:16 PM (H9MG5)

489 I agree completely. People who think Cruz is the Great Conservative Hope are deluding themselves.

That is not to say that Trump is All That.

I don't trust either of them. Yet they are the only candidates I would even consider voting for.

We are not merely screwed, we are outright fucked.
Posted by: rickl at March 05, 2016 11:10 PM (sdi6R)
--------------------------------------
At least Cruz is a Conservative.
Trump is just pretending. Single Payer Healthcare for everyone.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 05, 2016 11:16 PM (7GQM/)

490 Not sure about your analysis there. The really motivated people who just couldn't wait to vote picked Trump by lots. The other people who weren't chomping at the bit still chose Trump.

Posted by: jcurtis at March 05, 2016 11:17 PM (TAo/P)

491 29 Drudge continues to embarrass himself. Nothing negative on Trump in months. Tonight he is blaring the results in KY and LA, burying KA and ME in the fine print.
Posted by: Trump Can't be TrusTED at March 05, 2016 09:24 PM (Ee+Gd)

Drudge knows the Trump phenomenon is great for page views. He pulled Breitbart's stuff on Obama during 08 for the same reasons.

Posted by: Crashpanic at March 05, 2016 11:17 PM (Ahbq+)

492 "At least Cruz is a Conservative. "

On paper maybe. Will he stay a Conservative if elected to POTUS.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:17 PM (WVsWD)

493
On paper maybe. Will he stay a Conservative if elected to POTUS.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:17 PM (WVsWD

Was your's cherry or grape?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 11:19 PM (pUDQf)

494 What does "conservative" even mean? As far as I'm concerned, it's nothing more than a brand name, or a label, or a buzzword.

Posted by: rickl at March 05, 2016 11:20 PM (sdi6R)

495 "Trump Barely Edges Cruz in Kentucky in Louisiana"

Second is the new first again. For about twenty minutes this afternoon, First was the new first. It's claim to the title was short lived.

Posted by: jcurtis at March 05, 2016 11:21 PM (TAo/P)

496 Ace, how do you know the difference between early voters and todays? Is there a tab that I dont see at the DD?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 05, 2016 11:21 PM (kKHcp)

497 Test

Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 05, 2016 11:22 PM (6I0RI)

498 471 Trump is making sure everyone listening knows how historic his run is. "No one has ever seen anything like this before!"
------------------------------------
Trump is such a narcissist. I bet his bedroom is surrounded by mirrors... even on the ceiling.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 05, 2016 11:22 PM (7GQM/)

499 Was your's cherry or grape?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 11:19 PM (pUDQf)

Are you prepared to issue a 100% Money back Guarantee?

My preferred flavor is Strawberry. I will put no more faith in any lifelong public servant/politician than I have to.

Which is.....

None.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:23 PM (WVsWD)

500 He's answering questions. Guy asked him if it's presidential to talk about dick size. He says Marco brought it up first and made it up, you have to call out lies and claims that he finished it.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 05, 2016 11:23 PM (GzDYP)

501 What exactly have conservatives conserved over the past 50 years?

Posted by: rickl at March 05, 2016 11:23 PM (sdi6R)

502 Ace, thanks for going full Beck.

Posted by: Ted Cruz at March 05, 2016 11:24 PM (27JXp)

503 495 "Trump Barely Edges Cruz in Kentucky in Louisiana"

Second is the new first again. For about twenty minutes this afternoon, First was the new first. It's claim to the title was short lived.
Posted by: jcurtis at March 05, 2016 11:21 PM (TAo/P)


There were some words below the title. Stuff about early voting and actual numbers in the end. Alluded to something about momentum. You should read it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 11:24 PM (pUDQf)

504 Was your's cherry or grape?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 11:19 PM (pUDQf)

It's always grape... that covers up the taste of the cyanide better.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 11:24 PM (NPofj)

505 Hell, the past 100 years.

Posted by: rickl at March 05, 2016 11:25 PM (sdi6R)

506 What exactly have conservatives conserved over the past 50 years?

Posted by: rickl at March 05, 2016 11:23 PM (sdi6R)

Their own power and wealth.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 05, 2016 11:26 PM (GzDYP)

507 Baby Mario freefall = schadenboner

Posted by: dogfish at March 05, 2016 11:27 PM (SSeCw)

508 Trump is our Obama. It's almost laughable. Will there be shoes with his face on it that we can buy. Will they be gold? What about tats? Can we get those too?

Posted by: redridinghood at March 05, 2016 11:27 PM (7GQM/)

509 495 "Trump Barely Edges Cruz in Kentucky in Louisiana"

Second is the new first again. For about twenty minutes this afternoon, First was the new first. It's claim to the title was short lived.
Posted by: jcurtis

His point being early voters, write ins etc went HEAVILY for Trump giving him a huge polling lead. Today, Cruz won the day. Basically, if early voters could re vote, Cruz would have won big.

Posted by: Scottye_fl at March 05, 2016 11:27 PM (y9RiP)

510 Huge, huge, huge inflection point. Two big wins for Cruz (one dominant, and in Kansas +30 over the polls which had him -6, astounding), two more narrow wins for Trump.

Anyone still worried about Rule 40?

Either the big money attacks that are finally going up against Trump are working, or the GOP is just waking up.

It's clearly a two-man race now, if we can just get Rubio and Kasich to admit that and step out of the way...

Posted by: TallDave at March 05, 2016 11:27 PM (74ZYB)

511 Someone sent me a ticket to see him Monday night in Madison, MS. The note said , simply, " You have to see this shitshow in person". Ha. Thank you, to one of my four sons.

Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 05, 2016 11:27 PM (6I0RI)

512 Let's see. We have Redbanzai, Redridinghood, and AlaBAMA aka the Crimson Tide. Crimson is just another shade of red.

One person, three computes?

Somebody shake the magic eight ball.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:28 PM (WVsWD)

513 Trump is our Obama. It's almost laughable. Will there be shoes with his face on it that we can buy. Will they be gold? What about tats? Can we get those too?

Posted by: redridinghood at March 05, 2016 11:27 PM (7GQM/)

Ch-ch-ch-chia pets!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 05, 2016 11:28 PM (GzDYP)

514 Ace, thanks for telling it like it is.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 05, 2016 11:28 PM (7GQM/)

515 So if the people who call themselves conservative hate another guy who is also conservative, maybe he's doing it right.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 11:29 PM (pUDQf)

516 Trump is such a narcissist. I bet his bedroom is surrounded by mirrors... even on the ceiling.
***********************

That's not a visual I really needed tonight.

Posted by: Burn It Down at March 05, 2016 11:29 PM (qHgBB)

517 I'm happy to see Cruz and Trump winning. It's a no-lose situation. Either we win with Trump or we win with Cruz.

What's not to like?

Posted by: Great Reagan's Ghost at March 05, 2016 11:30 PM (kfoLf)

518 Question I have, does today translate to Florida. Does Cruz have a chance to win Florida?

Posted by: Scottye_fl at March 05, 2016 11:30 PM (y9RiP)

519 Judging from the difference between early votes and same day votes, Trump may be able to shoot someone in the middle of 5th Ave. without losing support but he cannot say he won't keep his promises on immigration without voters fleeing from him like he is a he is a progressive democrat kaiju.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 11:31 PM (NPofj)

520 >>>502 Ace, thanks for going full Beck.

Cruz won the night, dude. He's getting more delegates (Trump only gets one more delegate than him in KY and LA; Cruz gets a handful more than him in KS and ME).

In what world is it spinning to say Cruz won? HE WON MORE FUCKING DELEGATES.

In addition, late voting favored the hell out of Cruz.

Do you just wish to secede into your own private reality?

Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 11:32 PM (dciA+)

521 Ch-ch-ch-chia pets!
Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 05, 2016 11:28 PM (GzDYP)
-----------------------
Golden YUUUUGE Chia pets. The hair will be luxurious and soft too.
Made In China

Posted by: redridinghood at March 05, 2016 11:32 PM (7GQM/)

522 apparently some TrumpSuperFans want me to claim the guy with fewer delegates won tonight actually "won" -- sort of a Rubio win, where you come in second but it's the "real victory."

TRUMP LOST TONIGHT.

Accept it. Get over it. Stop being butthurt that the world dealt you such a huge setback.

Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 11:33 PM (dciA+)

523 Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 11:32 PM (dciA+)

Where are you getting the Delegate info from?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:33 PM (WVsWD)

524 until you admit that the fix

is in

we can not fix this!

Posted by: chicago fix at March 05, 2016 11:33 PM (AG7GB)

525 512 Let's see. We have Redbanzai, Redridinghood, and AlaBAMA aka the Crimson Tide. Crimson is just another shade of red.

One person, three computes?

Somebody shake the magic eight ball.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:28 PM (WVsWD)


9-11 was an inside job too, right?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 11:33 PM (pUDQf)

526 #478 "We are not merely screwed, we are out right fucked"

Fucked I don't mind so much. It's be ass rape, balls nailed to a bench and being told to "shut up, sit down and take" it by my faithfully voted for so-called conservative Representatives for the past 10 years there have been really difficult...

Posted by: zzBottom at March 05, 2016 11:34 PM (aHUpC)

527 Let's see. We have Redbanzai, Redridinghood, and AlaBAMA aka the Crimson Tide. Crimson is just another shade of red.



One person, three computes?



Somebody shake the magic eight ball.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:28 PM (WVsWD)


Wow you really are butthurt tonight.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 11:34 PM (NPofj)

528 Golden YUUUUGE Chia pets. The hair will be luxurious and soft too.

Made In China
Posted by: redridinghood at March 05, 2016 11:32 PM (7GQM/)

Where on the ceramic head does it grow from???
Only YOU will know the secret!!!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 05, 2016 11:35 PM (GzDYP)

529 Where are you getting the Delegate info from?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:33 PM (WVsWD)

Delegate info is on the Fox election page. http://tinyurl.com/hkrcqw7

Posted by: Parker at March 05, 2016 11:36 PM (ATuUs)

530 doesn't seem so silly now,

doesn't it?

Posted by: manifest destiny at March 05, 2016 11:36 PM (AG7GB)

531 Hey Bama... if you and I were the same person, that would be really gender bendy, huh

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 11:36 PM (NPofj)

532 518 Question I have, does today translate to Florida. Does Cruz have a chance to win Florida?
Posted by: Scottye_fl at March 05, 2016 11:30 PM (y9RiP)

Very much so. I suspect we will see numbers move like they did in LA. It's very possible the mask has finally slipped enough for folks to start looking elsewhere and that's really only Cruz.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 11:36 PM (pUDQf)

533 I agree completely. People who think Cruz is the Great Conservative Hope are deluding themselves.
*********************

I don't understand how someone who has a 97% conservative voting record can be a fake conservative.

Paul Ryan gets only a 56% rating and a grade F with his record.

Posted by: Burn It Down at March 05, 2016 11:37 PM (qHgBB)

534 Cruz won 64 delegates tonight; trump won 49.

Am i supposed to claim Trump "won" because the truth would be so unbearable?

http://www.nytimes.com/elections/results

why so many more delegates for Cruz? well, what do you think happens when you beat your opponent by big (14 and 25 point) margins in two states, but he beats you by small margins (4 points each) in two others?

What did you think would happen?

Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 11:37 PM (dciA+)

535 I get Cruz +15 for the day.

Is that correct?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:37 PM (WVsWD)

536 I'll play the game with you; Trump is looking forward to some big wins. NY, NJ, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois...

Posted by: Great Reagan's Ghost at March 05, 2016 11:37 PM (kfoLf)

537 you go red ban zai!

Posted by: canadian cruz at March 05, 2016 11:37 PM (AG7GB)

538 The judge has on Allen West to soothe my weary soul. Thank you.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 05, 2016 11:37 PM (GzDYP)

539 Trump voters thought the nomination was wrapped up. Thought Trump would be able to coast to the finish line. Now not so much so they are lashing out.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 05, 2016 11:38 PM (MNgU2)

540 531 Hey Bama... if you and I were the same person, that would be really gender bendy, huh
Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 11:36 PM (NPofj)

Downright Jenner-esque. Shudders...

Lol

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 11:38 PM (pUDQf)

541 "Still trying to get over the revelation that there are Republicans in Puerto Rico."

That remains to be seen. The Decision Desk is still showing zero votes for every Republican candidate there. Heh.

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 05, 2016 11:38 PM (eT0Ip)

542 >>. I get Cruz +15 for the day.

Is that correct?

...

yes. that's a win for the night.

should I say he "lost" because of things that happened last week?

Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 11:39 PM (dciA+)

543 Very much so. I suspect we will see numbers move
like they did in LA. It's very possible the mask has finally slipped
enough for folks to start looking elsewhere and that's really only Cruz.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 11:36 PM (pUDQf)




AND Florida early voting started after Trump admitted on Thursday that he was not doing anything he had promised on immigration.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 11:39 PM (NPofj)

544 "Paul Ryan gets only a 56% rating and a grade F with his record."

Paul Ryan got a standing ovation at CPAC today.

Posted by: Great Reagan's Ghost at March 05, 2016 11:39 PM (kfoLf)

545 I'm feeling pretty good that someone sent me a ticket to see the Trumpanator in person. " you have got to see this shitshow in person". I'm thinking I might have raised a moron, before I knew what a moron was.

Posted by: Shaveswithaoccamsrazor at March 05, 2016 11:39 PM (6I0RI)

546 Mario is out though. I see no pathway for him wih 1100+ delegates needed.

It comes down to a two man race then without shennaigans.

Either man is acceptable to me.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:40 PM (WVsWD)

547 Thought Trump would be able to coast to the finish line. Now not so much so they are lashing out.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 05, 2016 11:38 PM (MNgU2)
**********************

I thought he was nearly unstoppable until he basically de-balled himself on H1B, and his hands just ain't big enough to overcome that.

Posted by: Burn It Down at March 05, 2016 11:40 PM (qHgBB)

548 happens to be outside the vest!

Posted by: the weapon at March 05, 2016 11:40 PM (AG7GB)

549 Congrats to Cruz & the Cruzers on Maine and Kansas

Go Away Rube

Yay Trump

#KeepCalmAndCarryOnMyWaywardMorons

Posted by: ginaswo at March 05, 2016 11:40 PM (qxNrP)

550 sorry i'm getting snippy. I have people on twitter accusing me of "spinning" a win as a win.

it's making me cranky.

Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 11:41 PM (dciA+)

551 Will Cruz build a wall?

Posted by: goatweed at March 05, 2016 11:41 PM (CBcnm)

552 Paul Ryan got a standing ovation at CPAC today.
Posted by: Great Reagan's Ghost at March 05, 2016 11:39 PM (kfoLf)
*************************************

Not surprised, Rubio/Trump/Kasich I think garnered half the votes in their straw poll. At a conservative conference?

It's a complete shitshow now, and has been for a while.

Posted by: Burn It Down at March 05, 2016 11:42 PM (qHgBB)

553 don't havt to reveal our greatest and
ultimate weapon.

Posted by: cruz has always been a sllepr at March 05, 2016 11:42 PM (AG7GB)

554 531 Hey Bama... if you and I were the same person, that would be really gender bendy, huh

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 11:36 PM (NPofj)

If you are looking for a conspiracy that is exactly the kind of comment you would look for.

However if you remain silent, you only reinforce the belief.

Damned if you do. Damned if you don't.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:42 PM (WVsWD)

555 sorry i got snippy with you Tim.

I wasn't even mad at you -- I was mad at a guy on Twitter, but i can't respond there (due to my embargo), so I took it out on you.

Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 11:42 PM (dciA+)

556 >>>The judge has on Allen West to soothe my weary soul. Thank you.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 05, 2016 11:37 PM (GzDYP)<<<

Damn it. Just thought of something. If Ted is the nominee, Col. West probably couldn't be his running mate (a damn near ideal ticket) since he's now living in Texas. I mean it could happen, but would need to do some finagling.

Posted by: Cruz/West -- Make it Happen! at March 05, 2016 11:42 PM (H9MG5)

557 Whether it's Trump or Cruz, I pray the party comes together. Either is vastly pre fable to Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Mike at March 05, 2016 11:42 PM (c056A)

558 >>>will cruz build a wall?

he says he will

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/ted-cruz-donald-trump-border-wall-mexico-217372

Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 11:43 PM (dciA+)

559 it's making me cranky.

Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 11:41 PM (dciA+)

I don't to do the twitter thing. Are you trying to rub noses or are you being polite about it?

People hate sore winners more than they hate sore losers.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:44 PM (WVsWD)

560 We're not deluding ourselves. Trump still has a commanding lead and has been polling well. It's his to lose. But tonight at least shows Cruz is gaining momentum. If Rubio and Kasich GTFO of the way, things could get interesting.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 11:44 PM (pUDQf)

561 Posted by: Burn It Down at March 05, 2016 11:40 PM (qH

Admittedly I think the states coming up continue to favor Trump though not as much as before the last debate. He really needs to keep a strategically low profile. No unscripted interviews. No ad libs from the podium.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 05, 2016 11:44 PM (MNgU2)

562 Cruz better not fuck this shit up.

No more hugging Beck for starters. That's all I needed to see for the election season, Hillary cutting ads all over the place with visuals of Cruz-Beck's magic underwearing bromance.

Posted by: Burn It Down at March 05, 2016 11:44 PM (qHgBB)

563 "sorry i got snippy with you Tim. "

I never even noticed Ace.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:45 PM (WVsWD)

564 Let's see. We have Redbanzai, Redridinghood, and AlaBAMA aka the Crimson Tide. Crimson is just another shade of red.

One person, three computes?

Somebody shake the magic eight ball.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:28 PM (WVsWD)


9-11 was an inside job too, right?
_____________________________--
Nope- HotAir refugee. Was on HotAir since 2008. following Ace as a lurker since 2008- only posted a few times.
Chose my name because I come from the great RED state of TEXAS. Live in a red neighbor'hood' and like to dress up as Redridinghood for Halloween.
Plus I have the ability to spot sheep in wolves clothing.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 05, 2016 11:45 PM (7GQM/)

565 544
Paul Ryan got a standing ovation at CPAC today.
Posted by: Great Reagan's Ghost at March 05, 2016 11:39 PM (kfoLf)


And stuff like that is why I stopped paying attention to CPAC. It only exists to give talk radio hosts something to talk about.

Posted by: rickl at March 05, 2016 11:45 PM (sdi6R)

566 Canadian from alberta!!!!


so was wayne gretzche

Posted by: of all the place's at March 05, 2016 11:45 PM (AG7GB)

567 He really needs to keep a strategically low profile.
*******************

Trump? Keeping a low profile? Trump?

Posted by: Burn It Down at March 05, 2016 11:46 PM (qHgBB)

568 >>>We're not deluding ourselves. Trump still has a commanding lead and has been polling well. It's his to lose. But tonight at least shows Cruz is gaining momentum. If Rubio and Kasich GTFO of the way, things could get interesting.

cruz really seems to have surged in LA based on early votes vs. today's votes so who knows.

Gotta give Rubio credit - he's the one who took trump down, though he's not getting the benefit of it.

Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 11:46 PM (dciA+)

569 "I thought he was nearly unstoppable until he basically de-balled himself
on H1B, and his hands just ain't big enough to overcome that."

Funny. Trump embraced the same student visa position that Cruz, Mario and every Republican since Eisenhower has promoted.

Posted by: Great Reagan's Ghost at March 05, 2016 11:46 PM (kfoLf)

570 I don't know how this plays for Florida - it seems Cruz is generating some real momentum and his vote-share is substantially over his polling. Maybe the bump from tonight, the fading of Kashubio, and his campaign efforts in Florida work. He should go for it - all in, spend the millions, spend the time, win Florida.

Posted by: Parker at March 05, 2016 11:46 PM (ATuUs)

571 I fuck'n hat these guys.

Posted by: gmc at March 05, 2016 11:47 PM (AG7GB)

572 There is no denying that today was a better day for Cruz than it was Trump.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:47 PM (WVsWD)

573 They can't broker the convention as long as one candidate gets a majority, even if it's just by one delegate, right?

Posted by: Burn It Down at March 05, 2016 11:48 PM (qHgBB)

574 Plus I have the ability to spot sheep in wolves clothing.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 05, 2016 11:45 PM (7GQM/)

It would also appear that you have tons of experience in blowing your own horn.

Bravo!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:49 PM (WVsWD)

575 Hey Bama... if you and I were the same person, that would be really gender bendy, huh



Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 11:36 PM (NPofj)



If you are looking for a conspiracy that is exactly the kind of comment you would look for.



However if you remain silent, you only reinforce the belief.



Damned if you do. Damned if you don't.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:42 PM (WVsWD)


Hey Tim, Bama and I went back in time and kidnapped the Lindbergh baby...


The sinking of the Maine... that was us (or maybe just me) too.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 11:49 PM (NPofj)

576 >>>They can't broker the convention as long as one candidate gets a majority, even if it's just by one delegate, right?

right, I think. all delegates are bound to vote they were assigned on the first ballot, so if you have 1237 of them, you win.

Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 11:50 PM (dciA+)

577 The sinking of the Maine... that was us (or maybe just me) too.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 11:49 PM (NPofj)

Sorry. I do not believe that the one of you is capable of operating that machine.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:51 PM (WVsWD)

578 Funny. Trump embraced the same student visa position that Cruz, Mario and every Republican since Eisenhower has promoted. Posted by: Great Reagan's Ghost at March 05, 2016 11:46 PM (kfoLf)
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He was supposed to be the only one who broke ranks there, you know, simply by reiterating the same position as it was listed on his own frigging website, instead of saying, "Im changing."

Posted by: Burn It Down at March 05, 2016 11:51 PM (qHgBB)

579 Cruz winning Kansas makes sense when you consider that Santorum won it in 2012 and Huckabee took it in 2008.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 05, 2016 11:52 PM (3myMJ)

580 My only fear is that both Cruz and Trump get enough Delegates each where they both need each other to get the nom.

rancid prius would just love that situation.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:53 PM (WVsWD)

581
Hey Tim, Bama and I went back in time and kidnapped the Lindbergh baby...


The sinking of the Maine... that was us (or maybe just me) too.
Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 11:49 PM (NPofj)

You did the Maine. I did the Gulf of Tonkin, remember??

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 11:53 PM (pUDQf)

582 I don't to do the twitter thing. Are you trying to rub noses or are you being polite about it?



People hate sore winners more than they hate sore losers.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:44 PM (WVsWD)


Tim... everyone has been remarkably patient with your snarking and snideness all evening.

If you really want us to be sore winners, we can start now.



Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 11:54 PM (NPofj)

583 "Trump? Keeping a low profile? Trump?"

Yeah, almost did a spit take with my tasty beverage when I saw that.

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 05, 2016 11:54 PM (eT0Ip)

584 555
sorry i got snippy with you Tim.


I wasn't even mad at you -- I was mad at a guy on Twitter, but i
can't respond there (due to my embargo), so I took it out on you.
Posted by: ace at March 05, 2016 11:42 PM
~~~
You're a nice guy Ace. I didn't think you sounded all that snippy. But still, nice guy.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 05, 2016 11:56 PM (E6RIJ)

585 I will state again that even if the one of you were actually three different people, you would still be unable to operate the time machine.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:56 PM (WVsWD)

586 It would also appear that you have tons of experience in blowing your own horn.

Bravo!
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 05, 2016 11:49 PM (WVsWD)
----------------
I will graciously say thank you and leave it at that

Posted by: redridinghood at March 05, 2016 11:57 PM (7GQM/)

587 It's ironic that, IMHO, had Trump not entered the race -- Cruz likely would have been Cruzified long ago by the sycophantic LSM whores and the GOPee à la the way Palin was Palinized.

I'm surprised Cruz has done so well with a virtual media blackout and Trump driving every news cycle. It's probably owing to the closed primaries. We've got to eliminate those ludicrous and insane open primaries ...

Posted by: ShainS at March 05, 2016 11:58 PM (a6Ff7)

588 You did the Maine. I did the Gulf of Tonkin, remember??

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 05, 2016 11:53 PM (pUDQf)


LOL

Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 11:58 PM (NPofj)

589 Trump got his early boost because of his position on immigration, which had a sizable portion of the population saying, "Hell yeah!"

Now that he's backtracking and waffling, there's not much reason to support him.

But immigration still is the central issue. America as we know it will cease to exist if it's not stopped. If only we had a candidate who really believed that and meant it.

Posted by: rickl at March 06, 2016 12:00 AM (sdi6R)

590
I'm surprised Cruz has done so well with a virtual media blackout and Trump driving every news cycle. It's probably owing to the closed primaries. We've got to eliminate those ludicrous and insane open primaries ...
Posted by: ShainS at March 05, 2016 11:58 PM (a6Ff7)

+1

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 06, 2016 12:02 AM (pUDQf)

591 But immigration still is the central issue. America
as we know it will cease to exist if it's not stopped. If only we had a
candidate who really believed that and meant it.

Posted by: rickl at March 06, 2016 12:00 AM (sdi6R)

I agree that immigration is a critical issue and Cruz has addressed all facets of that to my satisfaction.

Bonus: Cruz does the things he says he will.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 06, 2016 12:03 AM (NPofj)

592 Tim... everyone has been remarkably patient with your snarking and snideness all evening.

If you really want us to be sore winners, we can start now.



Posted by: redbanzai at March 05, 2016 11:54 PM (NPofj)

Thank you for playing.

And again Ace I didn't even notice what you said to me. I was busy with other things.

People can take things that other people say and apply what they want to hear in them.

If they should perceive you as a sore winner,

I do not have that perception because I have not seen the tweets, but if they do, they can have that image.

What you write and what they read can and often are two different things.

Never any intent on my part to insult you and if I did Ace, you have my apologies.

These other people. They thought I was serious all along because that is what they wanted to think.

I ran with it. It kept the rabid politics off the ONT for a bit.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 12:03 AM (WVsWD)

593 So Trump is pulling ahead in delegate count and votes, yet somehow Cruz is closing the gap. Talk about in the tank for a candidate.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 06, 2016 12:05 AM (NIQco)

594 I thought your Canada jokes were jokes. I chuckled at a few. No harm, no foul.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 06, 2016 12:06 AM (pUDQf)

595 yet somehow Cruz is closing the gap. Talk about in the tank for a candidate.
*********************

I think the reason people are saying that Cruz is closing the gap is because he's closing the gap.

Posted by: Burn It Down at March 06, 2016 12:07 AM (qHgBB)

596 591
I agree that immigration is a critical issue and Cruz has addressed all facets of that to my satisfaction.

Bonus: Cruz does the things he says he will.
Posted by: redbanzai at March 06, 2016 12:03 AM (NPofj)


He's Canadian born and of Hispanic descent. I *REALLY* don't trust him on that issue.

Call me a nativist or white supremacist all day long; I don't care. Is it too much to ask that a United States president is actually born in the United States?

Posted by: rickl at March 06, 2016 12:08 AM (sdi6R)

597 "So Trump is pulling ahead in delegate count"

No.

Next.

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 06, 2016 12:08 AM (eT0Ip)

598 595 yet somehow Cruz is closing the gap. Talk about in the tank for a candidate.
*********************

I think the reason people are saying that Cruz is closing the gap is because he's closing the gap.
Posted by: Burn It Down at March 06, 2016 12:07 AM (qHgBB)


Math. It buuuurrrrnnns.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 06, 2016 12:09 AM (pUDQf)

599 I thought your Canada jokes were jokes. I chuckled at a few. No harm, no foul.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 06, 2016 12:06 AM (pUDQf)



Those were nothing but jokes. I hope.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 12:09 AM (WVsWD)

600 "So Trump is pulling ahead in delegate count and votes, yet somehow Cruz is closing the gap. Talk about in the tank for a candidate."

Cruz gained 15 delegates on Trump tonight. That is, objectively, closing the gap.

Posted by: holygoat at March 06, 2016 12:10 AM (ZgI/r)

601 Call me a nativist or white supremacist all day long; I don't care. Is it too much to ask that a United States president is actually born in the United States?
**********************

Until the law is changed to more strictly define citizenship we'll continue to have people who can run for President even if they were born in Siberia, as long as one of their parents was an American.

Posted by: Burn It Down at March 06, 2016 12:11 AM (qHgBB)

602 "Cruz gained 15 delegates on Trump tonight. That is, objectively, closing the gap."

To make it even more explicit, before tonight Trump was up by 98 delegates. After tonight he's only up by 83.

Is Trump still ahead? Yes. Is there any way that today could possibly be spun as anything other than a defeat for Trump and a victory for Cruz? No.

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 06, 2016 12:13 AM (eT0Ip)

603 So Trump is pulling ahead in delegate count and votes, yet somehow Cruz is closing the gap.

Some interesting and brutal math goes along with primary races. When the delegate numbers are final for tonight, each man will need to win a certain percentage of the delegates left in order to get to 1237.

That percentage will tell you the size of the hill each candidate must climb to win.

Rubio has to win about 66% of the available delegates remaining for example.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 06, 2016 12:13 AM (3myMJ)

604
He's Canadian born and of Hispanic descent. I *REALLY* don't trust him on that issue.

Call me a nativist or white supremacist all day long; I don't care. Is it too much to ask that a United States president is actually born in the United States?
Posted by: rickl at March 06, 2016 12:08 AM (sdi6R)


I'm sure the men and women of our military posted all over the world and having American babies in a foreign hospitals will love that idea.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 06, 2016 12:14 AM (pUDQf)

605 the meeting took place last summer,,

the writings on the wall

Posted by: cruz to victory at March 06, 2016 12:16 AM (AG7GB)

606 go CRUZ!!!!

Posted by: navybrat at March 06, 2016 12:17 AM (8QGte)

607
Rubio has to win about 66% of the available delegates remaining for example.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 06, 2016 12:13 AM (3myMJ)


Rubio is rapidlying approaching Dumb and Dumber territory. You have a one in a million chance.


So...you're telling me I have a chance!!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 06, 2016 12:17 AM (pUDQf)

608 poor little thing

Posted by: red help me at March 06, 2016 12:18 AM (AG7GB)

609 It must kill you all that the voters did exactly what Mitt told them to do.... and it helped Cruz.... must kill you to have to acknowledge that Mitt Romney may end up saving the country from Trump.

Posted by: Tulip at March 06, 2016 12:18 AM (VoCyE)

610 573
They can't broker the convention as long as one candidate gets a majority, even if it's just by one delegate, right?

Posted by: Burn It Down at March 05, 2016 11:48 PM (qHgBB)


They can do anything they want. The old rules expire at the beginning of the convention and the first vote is to reinstate or change them.

Posted by: schizoid at March 06, 2016 12:20 AM (kVmSi)

611 must kill you to have to acknowledge that Mitt Romney may end up saving the country from Trump.
****************************

LOL no

Trump's underperformance here have been wholly self-inflicted (despite his manly hands), not because a magic underwearing shitbird loser told us not to vote for him.

Posted by: Burn It Down at March 06, 2016 12:22 AM (qHgBB)

612 "I'm sure the men and women of our military posted all over the world and having American babies in a foreign hospitals will love that idea."

Didn't we go through this horse shit with McCain (born in either the Canal Zone or Panama itself, depending on who you believe), and Goldwater (born in Arizona before it was a state), and George Romney (born in Mexico), already? Yes, yes, we did. And wasn't it found to be, in fact, horse shit in each of those cases? Yes, yes, it was.

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 06, 2016 12:22 AM (eT0Ip)

613 I may be naive but I just can't see that the RNC will burn themselves to the ground over Trump or Cruz.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 06, 2016 12:24 AM (pUDQf)

614 Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 06, 2016 12:24 AM (pUDQf)

possibility of the gravy train ending with either man.

Desperate people do desperate things.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 12:26 AM (WVsWD)

615 604
I'm sure the men and women of our military posted all over the world and having American babies in a foreign hospitals will love that idea.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 06, 2016 12:14 AM (pUDQf)


Cruz was born to military parents on a foreign base? That's news to me.

Posted by: rickl at March 06, 2016 12:28 AM (sdi6R)

616 it's all over but the crying!?

Posted by: no more i 70!? at March 06, 2016 12:29 AM (AG7GB)

617 cruz is a fucking Canadian.......

Posted by: no more i 70!? at March 06, 2016 12:29 AM (AG7GB)

618
The "Trump the Phenomenon" phase of the campaign is officially over. He's squeaking by Ted Cruz now -- either Trump's not a phenomenon, or Cruz is also one. You can't make a "Trump the Phenomenon" case on 4% margin of victory.- Ace

***

Does he really not understand that Cruz ought to be winning these states like LA & KY and so on easily? They're cut out for him. Color me not impressed.

Trump will crush in his states like NY, NJ, CT, MI, PA and so on. That's being a PHENOMENON, baby.

What's clear though is Rubio is hurting Cruz. Had Rubio not been in the race, I have the feeling Cruz might have pulled those two states out, maybe gotten over 50% in TX, to make it winner take all, and so on.

If #nevertrump really isn't just another name for #alwaysrubio, these people need to call on Rubio to drop the fuck out before FL. It's a closed primary. Cruz has a chance there.

Guess what? They won't.

Because one thing Ace does get is 50% isn't enough for the Establishment. They need 100%, or they don't go at all. And though they deny it, most of these #nevertrump motherfuckers are establishment to their fucking core.

#alwaystrump #rememberthebromance #imabigfanofdonaldtrump #thecartelwantsusinacagematch #rubiosgone

Posted by: trickamsterdam at March 06, 2016 12:30 AM (q06wz)

619 alan parson ..

has your answer..

Posted by: supreme court fuck you at March 06, 2016 12:31 AM (AG7GB)

620 "cruz is a fucking Canadian......."

I agree. He eats way too much Canadian Bacon and has recently been spotted at a Tim Horton's.

Won't somebody please save us from this troublesome Canuck?

Also, he wants to bring the 55 yard line to the NFL.

Sheesh.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 12:32 AM (WVsWD)

621 gently into that good night...

Posted by: boat man, take it with you at March 06, 2016 12:33 AM (AG7GB)

622 I see the Trump concern trolls are back at work.

Posted by: someone at March 06, 2016 12:36 AM (PMBgt)

623 They can do anything they want. The old rules expire at the beginning of the convention and the first vote is to reinstate or change them.

Posted by: schizoid at March 06, 2016 12:20 AM (kVmSi)

We have let "them" run things because we are busy having lives and we've trusted them to fight the fight they say they will. We should be working to become delegates instead of bitching online, even tho it'd be less fun and there'd be less drinking.

Here's a book for tomorrow's thread; "How to Bag a Rino" by the guys who took down Cantor.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 06, 2016 12:36 AM (GzDYP)

624 I was building a roof!?

Posted by: believe in magic at March 06, 2016 12:37 AM (AG7GB)

625 OK... the end of this thread got all birther and a little bit racist very quickly. I am going back upstairs.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 06, 2016 12:37 AM (NPofj)

626 Also, he wants to bring the 55 yard line to the NFL.
**************************

Fuck that shit. What's next, he tries to bring back Curling too?

Posted by: Burn It Down at March 06, 2016 12:38 AM (qHgBB)

627 Fuck that shit. What's next, he tries to bring back Curling too?

Posted by: Burn It Down at March 06, 2016 12:38 AM (qHgBB)

Ice Road Trucking will be the new National Sport.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 12:40 AM (WVsWD)

628 If Cruz gets 50% + 1 the old guard will just accept their brash young candidate. He will be out of the Senate and will be gone in 8 years at most. Meanwhile the senators go back to kicking cans down the road and protecting their jobs.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 06, 2016 12:43 AM (T78UI)

629 A reliable source has just informed me that Cruz wants to bring Canadian socialized healthcare to America... no wait, that was Trump.

But Cruz did dodge the US draft, like a lot of people who went to Canada -- no wait, also Trump.

But Trump was just banned from Canada by their new PM due to his bigoted remarks. So he's got that going for him, right? Right?

Ummmm... look at the flowers, Donald. Look at the flowers.

Posted by: TallDave at March 06, 2016 12:44 AM (74ZYB)

630 Whoa, Holly Holmes got beat?

Posted by: Scottye_fl at March 06, 2016 12:46 AM (y9RiP)

631 But Cruz did dodge the US draft, like a lot of people who went to Canada -- no wait, also Trump.



Posted by: TallDave at March 06, 2016 12:44 AM (74ZYB)

I thought Cruz enlisted for the Gulf War but it was over before he got deployed?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 06, 2016 12:47 AM (T78UI)

632 This reminds me of the night I won Iowa and took that momentum and placed 3rd in New Hampshire without even trying!

Posted by: Ted Cruz at March 06, 2016 12:47 AM (wmfHi)

633 At this point in time, I am willing to trade Ted Cruz back to Canada for Pierre Trudeau's casket, a half pound of Canadian Bacon and a Toronto Blu Jay to be named later.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 12:48 AM (WVsWD)

634 Does he really not understand that Cruz ought to be winning these states like LA & KY and so on easily? They're cut out for him. Color me not impressed.

Trump will crush in his states like NY, NJ, CT, MI, PA and so on. That's being a PHENOMENON, baby.
-------
Wrong-o. Trump's core support is the Big White Ghetto. He just lost Maine, the most Northeastern of all states, badly. In a four-man race.

Cruz absolutely crushed Trump in KS, and we can expect the same in Idaho, Utah, Dakotas, Montana, etc. Those add up. CA was already going to Cruz in late January polling.

NH is starting to look like the aberration.

Posted by: TallDave at March 06, 2016 12:49 AM (74ZYB)

635 Found updated delegate totals and now the situation is more clear:

In order to get to 1,237 delegates:

Rubio must win 69% of the remaining delegates.
Cruz must win 58%.
Trump must win 52%.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 06, 2016 12:51 AM (3myMJ)

636 Trump will crush in his states like NY, NJ, CT, MI, PA and so on. That's being a PHENOMENON, baby.

-------

Wrong-o. Trump's core support is the Big White Ghetto. He just
lost Maine, the most Northeastern of all states, badly. In a four-man
race.




Posted by: at March 06, 2016 12:49 AM (74ZYB)

I though those states were the "Big White Ghetto".

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 06, 2016 12:54 AM (T78UI)

637 BTW... is it coincidence this is happening just as the big money is finally moving into attack ads on Trump? Maybe not...

But they are certainly going to smell blood after tonight. Maine will set the dogs to howling.

If only Trump actually had billions of dollars to spend, instead of probably a couple hundred million locked up in nonliquid assets.

Posted by: TallDave at March 06, 2016 12:54 AM (74ZYB)

638 <i>Cruz was born to military parents on a foreign base? That's news to me.
Posted by: rickl at March 06, 2016 12:28 AM (sdi6R)
</i>

Where in the Constitution does it matter whether an American citizen's child born abroad is born in a military hospital? I don't even like Cruz, but Trumptards (along with their Dear Leader) are idiotic enough to make me vote Hillary if Trump is the nominee.

Posted by: gensec at March 06, 2016 12:55 AM (O+6LQ)

639 Posted by: Meremortal at March 06, 2016 12:51 AM (3myMJ)

The other candidates only need to deny Trump a first-ballot victory. By July the pressure to dump him will be enormous.

Posted by: TallDave at March 06, 2016 12:55 AM (74ZYB)

640 trying to not polute

the ONT...

Posted by: i fuck'n hate liberals at March 06, 2016 12:55 AM (AG7GB)

641 "Found updated delegate totals and now the situation is more clear: "

What is the exchange rate of Canadian to American Delegates.

Last Ted Cruz Joke of the night. I promise.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 12:56 AM (WVsWD)

642 Heh.

Kasich has to win 74% of remaining delegates.

So, he's staying in, pffffht.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 06, 2016 12:58 AM (3myMJ)

643 "but Trumptards"

It's not Ted Cruz I dislike. No not at all. It's some of his supporters that I dislike.

Not a good way to make any Trump supporter want to vote for the man.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 12:58 AM (WVsWD)

644 red ss(wipe)

we are with you but?

but you are not with us!?

Posted by: thr truth at March 06, 2016 12:58 AM (AG7GB)

645 Posted by: at March 06, 2016 12:49 AM (74ZYB)

I though those states were the "Big White Ghetto".

Google Big White Ghetto, read the Kevin D Williamson column. It's really Appalachia, but the culture reaches into Texas and upper FL, etc. Low income Southern-ish whites, the ones the Democrats left behind.

Basically, exactly the people you would expect to support a flamboyant con man.

Posted by: TallDave at March 06, 2016 12:59 AM (74ZYB)

646 BTW... is it coincidence this is happening just as the big money is finally moving into attack ads on Trump? Maybe not...


Posted by: TallDave at March 06, 2016 12:54 AM (74ZYB)

Not only is he in the lead, he is the only one left who is not an established member of the GOP. Trump's recent pleadings notwithstanding, they CAN work a deal with everybody else.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 06, 2016 12:59 AM (T78UI)

647 Posted by: TallDave at March 06, 2016 12:55 AM (74ZYB)

I'll leave the predicting to you. I'm just observing the proceedings.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 06, 2016 01:01 AM (3myMJ)

648 fuck you

Posted by: englisie bob at March 06, 2016 01:02 AM (AG7GB)

649 Calm down Bob.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 01:06 AM (WVsWD)

650 We have let "them" run things because we are busy
having lives and we've trusted them to fight the fight they say they
will. We should be working to become delegates instead of bitching
online, even tho it'd be less fun and there'd be less drinking.



Here's a book for tomorrow's thread; "How to Bag a Rino" by the guys who took down Cantor.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 06, 2016 12:36 AM (GzDYP)


I agree. I was planning to run for delegate at my local caucus if there were no other Trump supporters there (Cruz is my second choice btw, I just want to beat the GOPe), but I didn't get to go because of a major emergency at work. I am really really pissed.

Posted by: schizoid at March 06, 2016 01:09 AM (kVmSi)

651 Where in the Constitution does it matter whether an
American citizen's child born abroad is born in a military hospital?


Posted by: gensec at March 06, 2016 12:55 AM (O+6LQ)

What?
The 14th Amendment says you are a US citizen if born in the US (and blah blah bah) and provides power to establish rules of naturalization...There is absolutely nothing in the Constitution that says being born abroad to a citizen parent (military/hospital or not) makes one a citizen by birth.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 06, 2016 01:10 AM (T78UI)

652 Ummmm... look at the flowers, Donald. Look at the flowers.
Posted by: TallDave at March 06, 2016 12:44 AM (74ZYB)

Walking Dead reference? Or do I love that show way to much?

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 06, 2016 01:10 AM (UnJ7w)

653 Little doubt about it that it was Rubio's belittling of Trump that got into Trump's head and caused Trump to get really weird in the debate.

Can't lie; that's Rubio's doing. It's not just that he blew himself up in taking Trump down a peg. Just the way it works out sometimes.


Same as NJ Gov. Donuts' murder-suicide with Rubio in the earlier debate, Rubio took down Trump a few notches with little or no benefit for himself. But Trump has enough support even after Rubio's takedown to probably win the nomination.

Now it looks like Cruz has given up on stopping Trump, and is playing to come in second, so he will be the "next in line" to run against President Hillary in 2020.

Posted by: gensec at March 06, 2016 01:12 AM (O+6LQ)

654 Totally ON TOPIC - just noticed the nice graphic at the top of the post (added, I have no idea when) that illustrates recent movement quite nicely.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 06, 2016 01:12 AM (T78UI)

655 You are a Natural Born Citizen if at the time of your birth no law was needed to Naturalize you.

No law was needed For Ted Cruz.

He is a Natural Born Citizen.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 01:13 AM (WVsWD)

656 It will be interesting to see where Puerto Rico's 20 delegates go (theirs is tomorrow). Apparently 3 are some kind of superdelegate-like dealie already pledged to Rubio. I would bet the rest will split between Cruz and Rubio, leaving The Donald to suck hind tit.

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 06, 2016 01:14 AM (eT0Ip)

657 There is absolutely nothing in the Constitution that says being born abroad to a citizen parent (military/hospital or not) makes one a citizen by birth.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 06, 2016 01:10 AM (T78UI)


So according to Trump and his groupies, American soldiers serving overseas forfeit the right of their children born there to run for President.

Posted by: gensec at March 06, 2016 01:15 AM (O+6LQ)

658 Oh Jesus, birther talk again?

I imagine Trump will start braying this crap asap.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 06, 2016 01:16 AM (UnJ7w)

659 "Now it looks like Cruz has given up on stopping Trump"

You mean, other than the part where he just won more delegates?

That's an odd way of "giving up", don't you think?

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 06, 2016 01:16 AM (eT0Ip)

660 I think we can all agree this result is primarily the fallout from Ace's debate coverage post the other day.

OK last thought -- notice today Trump actually got about the same amount of the vote he's been getting fell from 35% to 33% according to 538. The difference is Cruz is now getting more support.

The theory of the race that had support coalescing around a non-Trump candidate seems to be borne out. Cruz might hit 70% in some states if Rubio will endorse him.

Bad day to be Chris Christie!

And.. melatonin.

Posted by: TallDave at March 06, 2016 01:18 AM (74ZYB)

661 "but Trumptards"

It's not Ted Cruz I dislike. No not at all. It's some of his supporters that I dislike.
Not a good way to make any Trump supporter want to vote for the man.


I wasn't trying to persuade any Trump supporters, just commenting on the current reality. Anybody still supporting Trump after he showed his contempt for American soldiers in the last debate, won't be persuaded by any facts or logics.

Posted by: gensec at March 06, 2016 01:19 AM (O+6LQ)

662 "Now it looks like Cruz has given up on stopping Trump"

You mean, other than the part where he just won more delegates?
That's an odd way of "giving up", don't you think?

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 06, 2016 01:16 AM (eT0Ip)


No, the part where Cruz has given up on preventing Trump from arriving at the GOP convention locked in with a majority of the delegates. Cruz is actively trying to give Trump all of Florida's delegates, helping Trump win on the first ballot.

BTW I think Rubio is toast, but I'd rather he get Florida's winner-take-all delegates than Trumup. Why is Cruz trying to give all of Florida's delegates to Trump?

Posted by: gensec at March 06, 2016 01:24 AM (O+6LQ)

663 "won't be persuaded by any facts or logics."

No.

They won't be persuaded by your logic.

Big difference, Some may have reason to support Trump that you do not wish to understand. You are applying your standards to everyone else.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 01:25 AM (WVsWD)

664 "There is absolutely nothing in the Constitution that says being born abroad to a citizen parent (military/hospital or not) makes one a citizen by birth."

There is also absolutely nothing in the Constitution that says otherwise. There is, on the other hand, plenty of legislation stating that the child of a U.S. citizen is a U.S. citizen by birth (with some residency requirements, which Cruz has more than fulfilled).

Look: if you or your boy Trump, really believed this you'd be filing a suit. But you don't, and you won't.


Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 06, 2016 01:28 AM (eT0Ip)

665 "Look: if you or your boy Trump, really believed this you'd be filing a suit. But you don't, and you won't. "

Pure kabuki. Trump has no intention of filing a lawsuit. IMO

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 01:29 AM (WVsWD)

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 01:31 AM (WVsWD)

667 Hmmmm. Even if John Kasich had dropped out and all his support went to Rubio, He only would have gotten second place in Kansas, and been just behind Cruz in Kentucky.


Clearly he is the future of the party!

Posted by: buzzion at March 06, 2016 01:32 AM (zt+N6)

668 There is, IMO,only one reason both are staying in the race. To keep Trump and Cruz from going over the limit. Then hoping that Trump and Cruz stiff each other so the Convention can be brokered.

I don't think that is happening.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 01:38 AM (WVsWD)

669 I hope Trump doesn't file suit because it could lead to a ruling that would set a bad precedent. I have no problem with Cruz being president, but do you really want anyone in the world with an ancestry.com printout showing an American ancestor somewhere in his family tree to able to claim natural-born American citizenship? That's what some of the pro-Cruz arguments lead to.

Posted by: schizoid at March 06, 2016 01:38 AM (kVmSi)

670 soft ace of spades floworees

Posted by: trump or die at March 06, 2016 01:39 AM (AG7GB)

671 what was that meeting back in summer!?

Posted by: trump or die at March 06, 2016 01:40 AM (AG7GB)

672 Wrong-o. Trump's core support is the Big White Ghetto. He just lost Maine, the most Northeastern of all states, badly. In a four-man race.

Cruz absolutely crushed Trump in KS, and we can expect the same in Idaho, Utah, Dakotas, Montana, etc. Those add up. CA was already going to Cruz in late January polling.

NH is starting to look like the aberration.
Posted by: TallDave at March 06, 2016 12:49 AM (74ZYB)

LOL. Maine was won by Ron Paul in 2012. Not a surprise Cruz did well there, as he appeals to Paul voters (no offense). Probably also why he finished third in NH, where Paul also did well.

Also, NH isn't an aberration, because Trump won MA & VT.

I will give you this though, if the Establishment were to throw their full weight behind Cruz, he could compete much better than Rubio, because Cruz has adopted some of the Sessions/Trump economic ideas.

But they won't. They want Rubio or a brokered Convention. They'll get neither.

If you're lucky though, Cruz will win enough states to force himself onto the Ticket or SCOTUS.

Posted by: trickamsterdam at March 06, 2016 01:42 AM (q06wz)

673 "won't be persuaded by any facts or logics."



No.



They won't be persuaded by your logic.

Big difference, Some may have reason to support Trump that you do not wish to understand. You are applying your standards to everyone else.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 01:25 AM (WVsWD)


One of the facts that Trumptards are immune to is that when asked about American soldiers saying they wouldn't obey illegal orders, Trump said soldiers would violate their military oaths just because Trump told them to. American soldiers swear an oath to defend the Constitution, which "trumps" any illegal order from the President.

From the debate transcript:

[/quote]BAIER: General Michael Hayden, former CIA director, NSA director, and other experts have said that when you asked the U.S. military to carry out some of your campaign promises, specifically targeting terrorists' families, and also the use of interrogation methods more extreme than waterboarding, the military will refuse because they've been trained to turn down and refuse illegal orders.

So what would you do, as commander-in-chief, if the U.S. military refused to carry out those orders?

TRUMP: They won't refuse. They're not going to refuse me. Believe me.
...
BAIER: But targeting terrorists' families?

TRUMP: And -- and -- and -- I'm a leader. I'm a leader. I've always been a leader. I've never had any problem leading people. If I say do it, they're going to do it. That's what leadership is all about.[/quote]

Posted by: gensec at March 06, 2016 01:44 AM (O+6LQ)

674 If you're lucky though, Cruz will win enough states to force himself onto the Ticket or SCOTUS.
Posted by: trickamsterdam at March 06, 2016 01:42 AM (q06wz)


Don't believe your lyin' eyes.

Lol, I like it!

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 06, 2016 01:45 AM (UnJ7w)

675 Ace, clinging to hope.

Posted by: haha at March 06, 2016 01:49 AM (2PHJ8)

676 Posted by: gensec at March 06, 2016 01:44 AM (O+6LQ)

Some supporters will say "What's wrong with killing terrorists and their terrorist supporting families?".

The true believers will not and cannot accept that the argument is not about killing goddamn terrorists, but a president ordering the men and women of the military to violate their sworn oaths.

I say true believers because tonight the numbers show in LA many people that would have voted for Trump changed their minds.

If I were Trump I'd be real nervous right now.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 06, 2016 01:50 AM (UnJ7w)

677 The whole "go after their families" thing is about one specific incident where GWB allowed the Bin Laden family to go back to Saudi Arabia after 9/11 when they should have been detained, interrogated, and charged if they had any involvement. Trump is absolutely right about this.

Posted by: schizoid at March 06, 2016 01:54 AM (kVmSi)

678 If you're lucky though, Cruz will win enough states to force himself onto the Ticket or SCOTUS.

If Trump wins a majority of the delegates before the GOP convention, Cruz has absolutely no power "to force himself onto the Ticket or SCOTUS".

Cruz is trying to help Trump get that majority, by helping Trump win all of Florida's delegates. So obviously Cruz is not looking for bargaining power at the 2016 convention, Cruz is hoping to be "next in line" in 2020 to run against President Hillary.

Posted by: gensec at March 06, 2016 01:54 AM (O+6LQ)

679 Beg to differ with you Arson and I back up with difference with you with established Law which the United States is signatory with.

Geneva Conference regarding the rules of Land Warfare. Anywhere a terrorist or enemy combatant is located is a valid target.

Under at least the condition of being suspected of being under arms.

It does not matter where this person is. On the battlefield, in a mosque, the Bagdahd Motel 6, or in a private home.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 01:56 AM (WVsWD)

680 Military personnel took oaths to uphold the Constitution.

Why haven't they acted to depose the dictator Obama?

All I hear is military leaders talking about diversity, gays, and transgenders. So yes, I guess they'll do whatever the President orders them to do.

Posted by: rickl at March 06, 2016 01:58 AM (sdi6R)

681 If a civilian gets caught up and killed in the hunt for a terrorist or enemy combatant, a tragedy yes, A UCMJ violation? No.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 01:59 AM (WVsWD)

682 " Cruz is actively trying to give Trump all of Florida's delegates"

How, specifically, is Cruz "actively" trying to do that? By campaigning in an important state?

You seem to have this fantasy where Rubio wins Florida against Trump if only Cruz will stay out. That's....umm... not the case. Even if you assume that all Cruz's votes would go to Rubio (which is nonsense), I don't know of any poll that shows Rubio winning, and those polls were done BEFORE the asskicking Rubio got today. Let's see what next week brings before bet the farm on Dondi, okay?

Plus Florida has 99 votes. Not 1200.


Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 06, 2016 01:59 AM (eT0Ip)

683 "That's what some of the pro-Cruz arguments lead to."

Now you're just making shit up. "Parent" and "any ancestor" are two different things. .Entirely. There have been numerous laws that state that the child of an American is an American. There has never been a law that stated that "any American ancestor" makes you an American.



Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 06, 2016 02:02 AM (eT0Ip)

684 It does not matter where this person is. On the battlefield, in a mosque, the Bagdahd Motel 6, or in a private home.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 01:56 AM (WVsWD)

Hey I agree with you and Trump on this one as far as terrorists go. Hell, my father was an agent in Reza Shah's Secret service (SAVAK) so that kind of shit sort of runs in my family.

What I object to is the idea of a Commander in Chief claiming he can get the American military to follow his orders like one of his stupid lackeys that would literally wipe his ass on command.

Granted, I think Trump was and is to fucking stupid and inarticulate to explain that he didn't actually mean what he blurted out. I think Trump meant he is a strong leader.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 06, 2016 02:08 AM (UnJ7w)

685 677 The whole "go after their families" thing is about one specific incident where GWB allowed the Bin Laden family to go back to Saudi Arabia after 9/11 when they should have been detained, interrogated, and charged if they had any involvement. Trump is absolutely right about this.
Posted by: schizoid at March 06, 2016 01:54 AM (kVmSi)


I don't know whether it was members of the bin Laden family so much as Saudi royals, but yes, they were allowed to fly home during the period when American commercial aviation was totally grounded by government order, the only time in history that has ever happened.

To say that stinks to high heaven is an understatement.

Posted by: rickl at March 06, 2016 02:08 AM (sdi6R)

686 Granted, I think Trump was and is to fucking stupid and inarticulate to explain that he didn't actually mean what he blurted out. I think Trump meant he is a strong leader.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 06, 2016 02:08 AM (UnJ7w)

Trump shoots from the hip, that is for sure. I'll make no qualifiers for his short comings.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 02:10 AM (WVsWD)

687 Anywhere a terrorist or enemy combatant is located is a valid target.
Under at least the condition of being suspected of being under arms.
It does not matter where this person is. On the battlefield, in a mosque, the Bagdahd Motel 6, or in a private home.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 01:56 AM (WVsWD)


If taking out a terrorist has the collateral damage of also taking out his innocent toddler in the next bedroom, that's legal. But that's not what Trump was talking about. He specifically advocated specifically targetting people just for being related to terrorists. From the transcript:

[quote]And the other thing is with the terrorists. You have to take out their families. When you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families. They care about their lives. Don't kid yourself. But they say they don't care about their lives. You have to take out their families.[/quote]

Posted by: gensec at March 06, 2016 02:11 AM (O+6LQ)

688 683
"That's what some of the pro-Cruz arguments lead to."



Now you're just making shit up. "Parent" and "any ancestor" are two
different things. .Entirely. There have been numerous laws that state
that the child of an American is an American. There has never been a law
that stated that "any American ancestor" makes you an American.









Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 06, 2016 02:02 AM (eT0Ip)


If the child of an American is an American, then the child of the child of an American is also an American, as is the child of the child of the child of an American, and so on ad infinitum. So yes, anyone with an American ancestor anywhere in his family tree is an American. You are essentially arguing for race-based citizenship.

Posted by: schizoid at March 06, 2016 02:12 AM (kVmSi)

689 Go look up the aid and comfort clauses in the Geneva Convention.

It is clear that you have never read them. If you give aid and comfort to a terrorist, you have removed yourself from the protections that the Convention provides.

Go read it.

It will show the rules. You just want a hammer to hit with.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 02:18 AM (WVsWD)

690 " Cruz is actively trying to give Trump all of Florida's delegates"

How, specifically, is Cruz "actively" trying to do that? By campaigning in an important state?


Cruz has no chance of winning any delegates in Florida by campaigning there. (Feel free to demonstrate your intelligence by arguing that Cruz can win Florida delegates).

The only effect of Cruz campaigning in Florida is to make even more certain that Trump wins all of Florida's delegates.

You seem to have this fantasy where Rubio wins Florida against Trump if only Cruz will stay out.

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 06, 2016 01:59 AM (eT0Ip)


I already said above I think Rubio is toast. There's a small chance Rubio can win Florida. There's no chance Cruz wins Florida. Cruz is campaigning to help Trump win Florida.

Posted by: gensec at March 06, 2016 02:20 AM (O+6LQ)

691 This will get you started. This is not a exhaustive account of the rules but it is a good place to begin.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geneva_Conventions

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 02:22 AM (WVsWD)

692 Cruz is campaigning to help Trump win Florida.

Posted by: gensec at March 06, 2016 02:20 AM (O+6LQ)

Cruz is campaigning to knock Rubio out of the race and help himself, I believe. Cruz wants to make this a one man race and beat Trump head to head. Not saying it will work or not, just saying what I think Cruz's motives are.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 06, 2016 02:22 AM (UnJ7w)

693 "If the child of an American is an American, then the child of the child of an American is also an American, as is the child of the child of the child of an American, and so on ad infinitum."

Too bad that's not what the citizenship law actually says, and none of the citizenship laws going back to the first friggin' Congress in 17-friggin'-90 have EVER said.

The current citizenship law says that you must have one parent who is an American citizen (check) and was a) physically present in the United States before the child's birth for a total period of at least five years (check) and b) at least two of those five years were after the U.S. citizen parent's fourteenth birthday (check).

None of that applies to some hypothetical line of descent where the U.S. citizen migrated to Jackoffistan in 1845 and none of them have ever lived here since.

As I said: you're making shit up. Either file a suit or STFU.


Another beautiful theory falls victim to an ugly fact. And by "beautifui" I mean "fuckwitted".

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 06, 2016 02:26 AM (eT0Ip)

694 "Cruz is campaigning to knock Rubio out of the race and help himself, I believe. Cruz wants to make this a one man race and beat Trump head to head."

No doubt at all. Both men want to win. Just what is at stake after the winner has been chose.

Trump wins. Cruz is V.P.

Cruz Wins. Trump throws major $$$ his way.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 02:27 AM (WVsWD)

695 So according to Trump and his groupies, American
soldiers serving overseas forfeit the right of their children born there
to run for President.


Posted by: gensec at March 06, 2016 01:15 AM (O+6LQ)

There is also absolutely nothing in the Constitution
that says otherwise. There is, on the other hand, plenty of legislation
stating that the child of a U.S. citizen is a U.S. citizen by birth
(with some residency requirements, which Cruz has more than fulfilled).



Look: if you or your boy Trump, really believed this you'd be filing a suit. But you don't, and you won't.







Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 06, 2016 01:28 AM (eT0Ip)

You first Horus - As a proud member of the Cruz School Constitutional Law, Horus, you know (Kruger Dunning 'know') that the terms of Constitution is defined by laws enacted under its authority.
You have also learned in the Cruz School Constitutional Law the question has never been adjudicated (by SCOTUS). Brilliant legal scholar and host of Legal Insurrection blog William Jacobson has written an article dating back to the Obama Birther kerfuffle an essay concurring that it is up to each individual voter to decide this question when casting their vote.

So why file suit? Aside from a few million $$$ sitting around, I believe Jacobson and will vote with my opinion when the time comes (just like those who say they will never vote for 'x'). Until then I will express my current opinion so long as the blog gods permit. This one issue is no more remarkable, controversial, or relevant than if Trump has baby hands.

BTW, do you always respond to everyone you disagree with "FU - Sue ME!"? That is a rhetorical question.


Saving the best for last, gensec, thank you for your concern. But, always the but, it is neither wanted nor appreciated.

The issue did come up, was seriously considered, jokingly, so that the kid COULD run for president some day, but we decided it wasn't worth the expense. But this was all before Obama... Yeah, we actually have a CRBA to record the birth of an American abroad and passport in a timely manner. And jumped through the hoops to see if the kid obtained citizenship just by virtue of being born there (kind of like we are used to in the good old USA). And neither of us became immigrants there nor citizens. AND the kid knows all this because we actually bothered to explain it (and had JAG services to assist).

Bluntly, given Cruz's family legacy of border hopping parents, I would be very surprised if the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree. (There are a whole host of ancient sayings on fruit trees)

Save the patronizing for service members unless you see a fresh faced one in the flesh that reminds you of your own 16 year old kid and you can tell them of your inglorious exploits when you were in the service.


TLR?Opinions are like assholes.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 06, 2016 02:28 AM (T78UI)

696 "There's a small chance Rubio can win Florida."

There is zero chance Rubio can win Florida. It wasn't true before tonight, and it's even less true now.

There will be no GOPe candidate this time around. Your options are Trump or Cruz. Choose.

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 06, 2016 02:28 AM (eT0Ip)

697 It's getting hot in here.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 06, 2016 02:30 AM (UnJ7w)

698 " the question has never been adjudicated (by SCOTUS)."

Primarily because no one has ever been dullwitted enough to actually file such a suit.

You're sure you're right? File the suit. Otherwise, go away.

"BTW, do you always respond to everyone you disagree with "FU - Sue ME!"?"

It has nothing to do with me, idjit, so suing me wouldn't be very productive, would it?

You're claiming that a candidate for President of the United States is ineligible, and seem to think screeching that claim over and over again on a blog has some legal effect.

Hint: it doesn't.

Go away.

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 06, 2016 02:31 AM (eT0Ip)

699 If the child of an American is an American, then the child of the child of an American is also an American, as is the child of the child of the child of an American, and so on ad infinitum. So yes, anyone with an American ancestor anywhere in his family tree is an American. You are essentially arguing for race-based citizenship.

Posted by: schizoid at March 06, 2016 02:12 AM (kVmSi)


American citizenship laws clearly distinguish between people naturally born a citizen and those who would need to be naturalized after birth to become a citizen. American law requires that an American citizen has resided some minimum number of years in the U.S. for their child to naturally acquire citizenship at birth.

schizoid's hallucinations above about infinite ancestral claims of citizenship are clearly illegal. BTW, I dislike Cruz, but I dislike birther idiots even more.



Posted by: gensec at March 06, 2016 02:34 AM (O+6LQ)

700 There is, IMO,only one reason both are staying in
the race. To keep Trump and Cruz from going over the limit. Then hoping
that Trump and Cruz stiff each other so the Convention can be brokered.



I don't think that is happening.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 01:38 AM (WVsWD)

Casich and Rubio will be in as long as the old guard funds them in hopes of a brokered convention. Rubio will eventually be tossed out like a used tissue. Cruz, they may stomach if they have to and at least he is intelligent. And they will control him too (the worst they can say was that he annoyed them by doing a filibuster when it was futile...). If Cruz pulls off the big one, at least he isn't in the senate keeping them at work late.

BUT, if it is brokered, Cruz won't be on the short list.
Honestly, I don't trust Cruz, but if he wants to put his 'conservative constitutional' imprint on government he should be working to see what he can do to ensure a seat on SCOTUS. He'd have a solid thirty years plus.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 06, 2016 02:36 AM (T78UI)

701 " Aside from a few million $$$ sitting around,"

You mean like, oh, I don't know, Donald Trump?

Yep, you're right. Lack of funds is the only thing preventing such a suit from being filed.

The reason that such a suit isn't being filed is because Trump knows he would a) lose and b) look like an idiot.

You don't even believe your own bullshit. Don't expect anyone else to believe it.

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 06, 2016 02:36 AM (eT0Ip)

702 "it's getting hot in here"

Yaeh but it is entertaining.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 02:44 AM (WVsWD)

703 You're claiming that a candidate for President of
the United States is ineligible, and seem to think screeching that claim
over and over again on a blog has some legal effect.



Hint: it doesn't.



Go away.

Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 06, 2016 02:31 AM (eT0Ip)

Horus, All I just said you are retarded and your shit is all fucked up.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 06, 2016 02:48 AM (T78UI)

704 The current citizenship law says that you must have
one parent who is an American citizen (check) and was a) physically
present in the United States before the child's birth for a total period
of at least five years (check) and b) at least two of those five years
were after the U.S. citizen parent's fourteenth birthday (check).





Posted by: That's Horus not Whore Us at March 06, 2016 02:26 AM (eT0Ip)


If you say so. IANAL, and I was just following the arguments of various anti-Trump pretend internet lawyers to their logical conclusion. I believe the anti-Cruz pretend lawyers would say that the laws you cite are irrelevant because any citizen by statute is naturalized and not natural-born.
Did you miss the part where I said I didn't have a problem with Cruz being president and I *did not* want Trump to file suit? While I'm willing to make an exception for Cruz, I'm uncomfortable with the idea of foreign-born presidents and I don't want our current crop of globalist judges to make a ruling that throws the doors wide open.

Posted by: schizoid at March 06, 2016 02:49 AM (6ZrLz)

705 If Ted Cruz gets elected to the Presidency the United States Goober'mint will pay reparations.

To the Torries.

Do you really want that to happen?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 06, 2016 02:54 AM (WVsWD)

706
If Trump wins a majority of the delegates before the GOP convention, Cruz has absolutely no power "to force himself onto the Ticket or SCOTUS".

Cruz is trying to help Trump get that majority, by helping Trump win all of Florida's delegates. So obviously Cruz is not looking for bargaining power at the 2016 convention, Cruz is hoping to be "next in line" in 2020 to run against President Hillary.

Posted by: gensec at March 06, 2016 01:54 AM (O+6LQ)

***

I think if Cruz won a bunch of states, and then threatened not to endorse; and a Convention walk-out, Trump would consider that "power." Especially if all Ted wanted was the SCOTUS.

I think you underestimate Trump in the General, but I doubt Ted does. He knows Trump can win even if you don't. Just like he knows he'd never be picked at a brokered Convention. If I went with the percentages, I'd bet he's probably smarter than you.

As far as FL, Cruz has a better chance if winning it than Rubio. Probably has a higher approval rating there than Rubio (literally)

Are you aware Rubio's approval rating in FL is underwater? Yeah, it is.

PS- Rubio needs to drop the fuck out, boss. And his fan club needs to stop being a little bitch about it.

Posted by: trickamsterdam at March 06, 2016 02:57 AM (q06wz)

707 Cruz is campaigning to knock Rubio out of the race and help himself, I believe. Cruz wants to make this a one man race and beat Trump head to head. Not saying it will work or not, just saying what I think Cruz's motives are.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 06, 2016 02:22 AM (UnJ7w)

OK, this is a rational argument for Cruz campaigning in Florida, even though Cruz is smart enough to know he has no chance of getting any Florida delegates. I disagree with the premise that Cruz might defeat Trump if he can reduce the race to mano a mano by helping Trump win Florida, but I concede that's arguable.

But to argue against the arguable, I don't think Cruz can deny Trump a majority of the delegates in a one on one. Most of Cruz' strongest base, religious right, decided Trump's red meat is more appealing. The remaining states have much fewer of those. Cruz and Trump compete for the same mad-as-hell-so-screw-it voters, and the remaining states have even fewer evangelicals for Cruz to appeal to on that identity politics.

Cruz helping Trump win all of Florida's delegates is a big chunk of what Trump needs to nail down the nomination, far outweighing any chance Cruz can defeat Trump one on one.

Posted by: gensec at March 06, 2016 02:59 AM (O+6LQ)

708 schizoid's hallucinations above about infinite
ancestral claims of citizenship are clearly illegal.




I hope so. It was a reductio ad absurdum, but with today's courts, you never know.


BTW, I dislike
Cruz, but I dislike birther idiots even more.

Posted by: gensec at March 06, 2016 02:34 AM (O+6LQ)




How am I a "birther idiot"? I believe Cruz was born in Canada, and is probably eligible to be president. Do you dispute that?

Posted by: schizoid at March 06, 2016 03:02 AM (6ZrLz)

709 Oops, barrel.

Posted by: schizoid at March 06, 2016 03:02 AM (6ZrLz)

710 As far as FL, Cruz has a better chance if winning it than Rubio.

You didn't even take a few seconds to google Florida polls before spewing such nonsense??

PS- Rubio needs to drop the fuck out, boss. And his fan club needs to stop being a little bitch about it.

Posted by: trickamsterdam at March 06, 2016 02:57 AM (q06wz)


I agree Rubio should drop out soon. But to deny Trump a locked-in majority at the convention, I'd rather Rubio win Florida than Trump.

Yes, Rubio winning Florida is a long shot, but Cruz winning Florida is a no-shot. Cruz isn't dumb enough to think he can win Florida.

Posted by: gensec at March 06, 2016 03:13 AM (O+6LQ)

711 How am I a "birther idiot"? I believe Cruz was born in Canada, and is probably eligible to be president. Do you dispute that?

Posted by: schizoid at March 06, 2016 03:02 AM (6ZrLz)


OK, maybe I misinterpreted your statement as sarcasm:

If the child of an American is an American, then the child of the child of an American is also an American, as is the child of the child of the child of an American, and so on ad infinitum. So yes, anyone with an American ancestor anywhere in his family tree is an American. You are essentially arguing for race-based citizenship.

Posted by: schizoid at March 06, 2016 02:12 AM (kVmSi)


I don't think American law is race-based for making clear that Ted Cruz is a natural born citizen eligible to be President.

BTW, what do you mean Cruz is "PROBABLY eligible to be president"? On what basis do you believe Cruz MIGHT NOT be eligible to be president??


Posted by: gensec at March 06, 2016 03:23 AM (O+6LQ)

712 I say "probably" because there has never been a foreign-born president before and the courts have not definitively ruled on the matter. I do not want Trump to file suit because I do not want to open this can of worms. I'm not sure what we're arguing about.

Posted by: schizoid at March 06, 2016 03:28 AM (6ZrLz)

713 OK, maybe I misinterpreted your statement as sarcasm:

If the child of an American is an American, then the child of the child of an American is also an American, as is the child of the child of the child of an American, and so on ad infinitum. So yes, anyone with an American ancestor anywhere in his family tree is an American. You are essentially arguing for race-based citizenship.



It wasn't sarcasm, it was a direct response to Horus in 683:


Now you're just making shit up. "Parent" and "any ancestor" are two
different things. .Entirely. There have been numerous laws that state
that the child of an American is an American. There has never been a law
that stated that "any American ancestor" makes you an American.




"Parent" and "any ancestor" aren't that different, according to his interpretation of "numerous laws," and I was explaining why.

Posted by: schizoid at March 06, 2016 03:41 AM (6ZrLz)

714 @gensec

Signing off, but first I'll explain to you why Cruz has a better shot. Rubio's approval rating in FL is underwater, his platform is horrible (and horribly out of date- warmed -over Bushism), he has no momentum.

If Rubio drops out Cruz would have a chance in a closed primary. If they both stay in, neither has a chance, and obviously there's no reason for Cruz to drop out, having won five states, with momentum.

So the current polls are irrelevant because they don't reflect what would the changed dynamic of a two-man race w/ Cruz having momentum in a closed primary.

And there can't be a two-man race with Rubio/Trump because there's no reason for Cruz to drop out after today's result. But I also think Rubio would be weaker against Trump than Cruz would- just an opinion.

Rubio doesn't just need to drop out. He needs to drop out before FL.

But, really, at the end of the day, as a Trump supporter, I could give two fucks. I guess it's better for me if they both stay in, and divide the anti-T vote. Sure, fuck it.

Good night.

#AlwaysTrump

Posted by: trickamsterdam at March 06, 2016 03:42 AM (q06wz)

715 BTW, what do you mean Cruz is "PROBABLY eligible to
be president"? On what basis do you believe Cruz MIGHT NOT be eligible
to be president??




Posted by: gensec at March 06, 2016 03:23 AM (O+6LQ)

Last and I am out -

What is a 'natural born citizen'?
IANAL. But everybody says it so it must be true. It has never been adjudicated.

BUT, what has? Some dude in the same familial situation as Cruz, foreign born, mother US, father foreign, same law. Some dude didn't jump through a hoop.

SCOTUS said that law is a naturalization law. Some dude, you did not jump through that hoop, you lose, you are NOT NATURALIZED, you are NOT a citizen.

Same law.
Cruz jumped through hoop (or his parents did), is a citizen, claims he was not naturalized.

Meh, whatever, it is up to the voter to decide.
Or what, file a lawsuit and it is up to the best and brightest of 4/9 (less one) SCOTUS to decide something that is so clear to every internet attorney out there. Know what? When was the last time you swore an oath to SCOTUS?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 06, 2016 03:45 AM (T78UI)

716 *EDIT: Cruz has actually won six states, I think.

Posted by: trickamsterdam at March 06, 2016 03:45 AM (q06wz)

717 I say "probably" because there has never been a
foreign-born president before and the courts have not definitively ruled
on the matter. I do not want Trump to file suit because I do not want
to open this can of worms. I'm not sure what we're arguing about.


Posted by: schizoid at March 06, 2016 03:28 AM (6ZrLz)

Hillary can file. The family trust has the bucks and for them it would have a great return on the investment (graft). The question will be answered by a rational authority SCOTUS and overturn many precedents, citizen/voter be damned.

Trump would be served better served spending his money divesting.
over and out

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 06, 2016 03:50 AM (T78UI)

718 I don't see that a vote for Rubio or Kasich is a vote for Trump. I see it as a vote for the RNCe holding a brokered convetion which will put Rubio in regardless of how bad he does.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 06, 2016 05:37 AM (t2KH5)

719 Um...who's winning (still)?

Trump. But it's hard to glean that from this post.

Posted by: Sherman1864 at March 06, 2016 06:53 AM (MfLdd)

720 Cruz is my man, but I tell you Trump handles questions in the field very well. Give him his due. Of course if you "are turning off the TV" every time Trump comes on, you would not know that.

Posted by: Sherman1864 at March 06, 2016 06:56 AM (MfLdd)

721 Regardless of who you want to win this thing, it should be noted - the polls are way off.

If I liked Trump - I would be wary of using them to show inevitability...

Trump has severely underperformed in comparison to polling. Whether that's because he doesn't organize any type of ground game or not, I don't know. But it's a problem and a problem that is starting to cost him states.

Posted by: Reality Man at March 06, 2016 08:02 AM (Ch0fq)

722 "Regardless of who you want to win this thing, it should be noted - the polls are way off."

When they poll likely voters.

If they can keep the voters to card carrying republicans only Cruz will clean up quite nicely (generally, closed primaries and caucuses).

Problems with that -

1) Despite rumors to the contrary, it shows that Cruz is a party boy


2) That shiite don't work in the general




Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 06, 2016 09:56 AM (T78UI)

723 720
Cruz is my man, but I tell you Trump handles questions in the field very
well. Give him his due. Of course if you "are turning off the TV" every
time Trump comes on, you would not know that.

Posted by: Sherman1864 at March 06, 2016 06:56 AM (MfLdd)


I don't see or hear that at all. When exposed, he has seemed to shrink in stature and say.."I've changed".

Posted by: Mom at March 06, 2016 10:50 AM (aRUb8)

724 Cruz or Trump is fine by me. I will vote for either. I tell you this, any one of you who insist they won't vote if "their guy" doesn't win the Republican nomination, thus giving the Presidency to Hillary, is the lowest of low shit hole guttersnipe and will have a special place in hell.

Posted by: zzBottom at March 06, 2016 10:56 AM (aHUpC)

725 Rubio needs to stay in for the next debate and needle Trump until he falls on the floor foaming at the mouth. Then when the debate's over, Rubio needs to say, "I have a hangnail I need to take care of, so I will be dropping out. Goodnight, everybody."

Posted by: Abby Normal at March 06, 2016 11:29 AM (y0rni)

726 The anger and hatred of Washington DC Politicians is largely due to the fact that they all tell you what you want to hear (well honed by market research testing) to win the election and then they do something completely different once elected. Trump is just like another NY billionaire, Michael Bloomberg, who pretended to be Republican to win the nomination for mayor. But Bloomberg went back to being a Democrat the minute after winning the Republican nomination. Trump will do the same with the presidency. He pretty much already told us his positions are flexible so don't be surprised one bit if we have a choice between two Democrats for President in November.

Posted by: Fr at March 06, 2016 12:55 PM (1s9aG)

727 Rubio's plan isn't really to get the nomination at this point. He can't do it. So he'll try to stop Trump from getting it, same as Kasich. Then they can slice the pie at a convention and get some concessions. That's why he's trying this last stand at Florida. Trump needs to at least fail there (or maybe in Ohio, that one's more likely I think) for the delegate math to work out. Ohio and Florida are going to be very interesting to watch.

Posted by: Potatoer at March 06, 2016 05:13 PM (8u5sK)

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