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Under the Bus: Ted Cruz’s Biggest Donors Cut Ties

WestVirginiaRebel   Posted Today, 02:03 PM

Breitbart:

Influential Donors Criticize Ted Cruz for His G.O.P. Convention Speech

 

In an extraordinary public rebuke, two influential donors who were among the biggest supporters of Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign excoriated Mr. Cruz on Saturday for his decision not to endorse Donald J. Trump at the Republican National Convention.

 

The remarks from Robert Mercer of Long Island and his daughter Rebekah Mercer suggest widening fallout over Mr. Cruz’s convention speech, in which he did not endorse his former rival and, instead, suggested that Republicans should “vote your conscience” for candidates “up and down the ticket.”

 

“Last summer and again this year, Senator Ted Cruz pledged to support the candidacy of the nominee of the Republican Party, whomever that nominee might be,” the Mercers, who rarely comment in the news media, said in the statement to The New York Times. “We are profoundly disappointed that on Wednesday night he chose to disregard this pledge.”

 

The statement continued: “The Democratic Party will soon choose as their nominee a candidate who would repeal both the First and Second Amendments of the Bill of Rights, a nominee who would remake the Supreme Court in her own image. We need ‘all hands on deck’ to ensure that Mr. Trump prevails.”

 

“Unfortunately,” the statement added, “Senator Cruz has chosen to remain in his bunk below, a decision both regrettable and revealing.”

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DumpTed.





Clinton Manager Suggests Russians Leaked DNC Emails to Bolster Trump Campaign

WestVirginiaRebel   Posted Today, 02:00 PM

The Blaze:

Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook told CNN’s Jake Tapper Sunday that “experts” have claimed that Russian hackers who favor Donald Trump coordinated the release of thousands of Democratic National Committee emails to aid the nominee’s campaign.

 

“I don’t think it’s coincidental that these emails were released on the eve of our convention here,” Mook told Tapper in a special edition of “State of the Union” broadcasted from the Democratic National Convention headquarters in Philadelphia.

 

The emails, released Friday by WikiLeaks, included discussions on tactics that would help to negatively portray Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during his run for the White House.

 

“What evidence is there that the Russians were behind this in terms of the hacking and or in terms of the timing by WikiLeaks?” Tapper asked.

 

Mook replied that it’s important to wait and “let the experts speak on this,” noting that “it’s been reported on in the press that the hackers that got into the DNC are very likely to be working in coordination with Russia.”

 

The campaign manager noted again that the timing of the leaks would be ideal for hackers looking to create “maximum damage” in an effort to aid Trump.

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"It ain't our fault!"





Pressure mounts on Wasserman Schultz to resign

WestVirginiaRebel   Posted Today, 01:56 PM

CNN:

(CNN)Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz faced intense pressure Sunday to resign her post and was meeting with party honchos about her future, several Democratic leaders told CNN, urging her to quell a growing controversy threatening to disrupt Hillary Clinton's nominating convention.

 

A Hillary Clinton source expects Wasserman Schultz to be gone by the end of the day, while another Democratic source said President Barack Obama or a proxy for him may need to get involved and call Wasserman Schultz because her posture is that she was appointed by the president.

 

Wasserman Schultz is holding on, believing "she can weather this," a source told CNN

Short of her resigning, both critics and supporters within the DNC are demanding she issue a statement to deal with the many issues raised by the release of a trove of DNC emails by Wikileaks that appeared to show the party favoring Clinton over Bernie Sanders during the primary process.

 

In a meeting Sunday that was described as at times contentious, Wasserman Schultz said she wanted the statement issued in the name of Amy Dacey, the DNC's CEO.

"We said no," said a veteran party activist involved in the discussions. "She needs to own this."

 

Separately, a Democratic operative said Hispanic leaders close to Clinton and her high command were discussing Housing Secretary Julian Castro as a possible successor to Wasserman Schultz at the DNC helm.

 

Party officials decided Saturday that Wasserman Schultz will not have a major speaking role or preside over daily convention proceedings this week.

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By their leaks you shall know them...





It Was a 'Dark and Stormy Night' (for Cruz, the Media, and Hillary)

Draggingtree   Posted Today, 12:21 PM

American Thinker:

July 24, 2016


It Was a 'Dark and Stormy Night' (for Cruz, the Media, and Hillary)

By Clarice Feldman

Cruz’s “Conscience”

Cruz played dog in the manger at the Republican convention. Someone should have whispered in his ear these words from Omar Khayyam:

 

" “The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,

 

Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit

 

Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,

 

Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”

 

Some say his phrase “vote your conscience” was just a call to support the entire ticket. I don’t. I think the delegates who booed him had it right. As my friend JM Hanes observed:

 

"Vote your conscience" is a veritable NeverTrump theme song, so it seems entirely fair to construe it is asking folks not to vote for Trump, even if not actively soliciting votes for Hillary. Hence the need to remind folks of down ticket races, so the folks who abstain from the presidential vote won't just stay home.”Scissors-32x32.png





Rep. Keith Ellison: Trump ‘Worst Republican Nominee Since George Wallace’

Draggingtree   Posted Today, 12:14 PM

Legal Insurrection:
Rep. Keith Ellison: Trump ‘Worst Republican Nominee Since George Wallace’

 

Posted by Mark Finkelstein    July 24, 2016 at 12:52pm

Small Problem: Wallace Was a Democrat . . . Ruh-roh!

 

On the off chance that far-left Dem congressman Keith Ellison is on your holiday shopping list, we have the perfect gift suggestion: a good biography of George Wallace.  On today’s This Week, Ellison claimed that Donald Trump was “the worst Republican nominee since George Wallace.”

 

Just one small problem, of course. As Republican Rep. Tom Cole pointed out, Wallace was a Democrat who sought the Dem presidential nomination [multiple times] and even addressed the Democratic National Convention [in 1972.] Ruh-roh!

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Report: Trump Will Fund Revenge PACs To Destroy Cruz, Kasich

Draggingtree   Posted Today, 12:07 PM

7/23/2016

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:55 am

So, Donald Trump once again blamed Ted Cruz for the fact that he called Cruz’s wife ugly, once again suggested Cruz’s dad was close with Lee Harvey Oswald, and suggested that the National Enquirer deserves a Pulitzer Prize.

 

Then, he formed a plan to create a Super-PAC to defeat Ted Cruz in the future.

 

Donald Trump plans to create and fund super-PACs specifically aimed at ending the political careers of Ted Cruz and John Kasich should either run for office again, after both snubbed the Republican nominee during his party’s convention this week, a person familiar with Trump’s thinking told Bloomberg Politics on Friday.

 

The plan would involve Trump investing millions of his own money –perhaps $20 million or more — in one or two outside groups about six months before their respective election days if Texas Senator Cruz or Ohio Governor Kasich stand for office again. The person said Trump is willing to set up two separate super-PACs – one for Cruz and one for Kasich – and put millions into each.

 

The person also said that Trump would be willing to invest tens of millions more if necessary to ensure his former competitors didn’t win another race.

 

Trump will never actually do this, of course — a fact that keeps me from being less upset about it. But the fact that this even occurs to him, to me, means that this man is the enemy of conservatism  Scissors-32x32.png

http://patterico.com...n-on-cruzs-dad/




Report: Trump Will Fund Revenge PACs To Destroy Cruz, Kasich

Draggingtree   Posted Today, 11:59 AM

Ted Cruz Is Severus Snape

Ingenious, calculating, cloaked men sometimes turn out to be bad. Yet cold, calculating men can also be judged unfairly.

By Rachel Lu JULY 22, 2016

Who is Ted Cruz? It’s remarkable we’re still asking the question after months of intense media scrutiny. That in itself should tell you he’s rather an extraordinary politician, for good or ill.

 

Here are the agreed-upon facts. Cruz is brilliant and articulate. He is extremely ambitious. He knows conservatism very, very well. He can be prickly and a bit cold. He has a weird-looking nose.

 

From there, accounts differ. Actually, they differ enormously. Some see Cruz as a true-hearted conservative warrior. Others see him as a Machiavellian schemer with a dagger under his cloak.

 

Here’s the truth, then. He’s Severus Snape. Right down to the awkward nose.

 

Snape is a fascinating member of the “Harry Potter” cast. We know without a doubt that he’s important; clearly he will play a key role of some kind in the final resolution. J.K. Rowling keeps us constantly guessing, however, about what that role will be. Cruz is very much like this. He’s clearly a major player on the conservative field,  Scissors-32x32.png  http://thefederalist...-severus-snape/




Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

nickydog   Posted Today, 11:54 AM

That's Kerry before he got his new chin.




Report: Trump Will Fund Revenge PACs To Destroy Cruz, Kasich

Valin   Posted Today, 11:50 AM

Draggingtree
 
Moved
 
Trump Says He Plans to Launch Super PAC Against Ted Cruz
Patrick Svitek / July 23, 2016 122 comments

 

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he will probably create a super PAC with the aim of hobbling the political future of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

 

Trump, a mercurial businessman whose promises have often been subject to deep skepticism, confirmed the plan in an interview set to air Sunday on NBC. He was asked about a report Friday that said he wants to set up a super PAC, which can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money, to go after Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, two former Republican primary opponents who have not endorsed him.

 

In in the interview, Trump started off by saying the super PAC plan is "not the number one thing on my mind" and that he is currently focused on winning the White House. "With that being said, yeah, I'll probably do a super PAC, you know, when they run against Kasich, for $10 million to $20 million, against Ted Cruz," Trump said. Scissors-32x32.png




Trump Says He Plans to Launch Super PAC Against Ted Cruz

Draggingtree   Posted Today, 11:46 AM

Texas Tribune:
Trump Says He Plans to Launch Super PAC Against Ted Cruz

by Patrick Svitek / July 23, 2016 / 122Comments

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he will probably create a super PAC with the aim of hobbling the political future of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

 

Trump, a mercurial businessman whose promises have often been subject to deep skepticism, confirmed the plan in an interview set to air Sunday on NBC. He was asked about a report Friday that said he wants to set up a super PAC, which can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money, to go after Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, two former Republican primary opponents who have not endorsed him. 

 

In in the interview, Trump started off by saying the super PAC plan is "not the number one thing on my mind" and that he is currently focused on winning the White House. "With that being said, yeah, I'll probably do a super PAC, you know, when they run against Kasich, for $10 million to $20 million, against Ted Cruz," Trump said. Scissors-32x32.png