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Re: Republican Convention: Cruz supporters planning trouble?

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Post by flowrie » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:46 pm

Skiprr wrote:But he was invited to speak, and the campaign stood by that invitation. And it was not required that Trump campaign officials vet his speech. They let him take the podium without editing his text.

That says more to me, now, about Trump than it does about Ted.
I agree with Skiprr, I am now also not sure Cruz would have done the same if the roles were reversed.
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Re: Republican Convention: Cruz supporters planning trouble?

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Post by TexasJohnBoy » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:51 pm

Pence. Man, so far that was a good pick.
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Re: Republican Convention: Cruz supporters planning trouble?

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Post by treadlightly » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:14 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:I will never vote for Cruz again.

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Cruz gave support to Hillary tonight. Not among voters who think, but among those poor muddle-headed undecided souls who neglect to look closely at politics even though they suffer the results of their own shallow thinking.

It's ironic. It would take tragic political topology for me to vote for Cruz in a primary because tonight he lacked the conservative integrity to work to keep Hillary out of office.

But if he is a future Presidential nominee he'll count on my conservative integrity to keep socialism out of the White House, voting for him even if I didn't support him in the primary.

There were nice things in Cruz's speech, though. As I was making ready to run an errand, he was making his statement about the Second Amendment. Overall, Cruz ripped his pants, but it was nice to hear affirmation the firearm that accompanied my walks this evening is not a work of evil, but a powerful implement of freedom in trusted hands. Makes me work all the harder to justify Jefferson's dreams.

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Re: Republican Convention: Cruz supporters planning trouble?

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Post by mojo84 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:15 pm

A tweet I just saw.
TRUMP: Cruz's wife is ugly

TRUMP: Cruz's dad helped kill Kennedy

CRUZ: ...

[45 DAYS LATER]

TRUMP: Speak at this primetime slot

CRUZ: OK
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Re: Republican Convention: Cruz supporters planning trouble?

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Post by parabelum » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:18 pm

Cruz lied and he is a disappointment. I've lost any shred of respect for him.
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Re: Republican Convention: Cruz supporters planning trouble?

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Post by DocV » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:33 pm

Cruz lost my support long ago. His tactics and attitude are intolerable.
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Re: Republican Convention: Cruz supporters planning trouble?

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Post by steveincowtown » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:50 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:I will never vote for Cruz again.

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If Hillary gets elected he and others have been complicit in the act. Not only will he never get my vote again, I will actively support whomever runs against him next election.
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Re: Republican Convention: Cruz supporters planning trouble?

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Post by rotor » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:55 pm

Cruz just destroyed his career. He showed that he is a petty man only interested in one thing and that is becoming president.

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Re: Republican Convention: Cruz supporters planning trouble?

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Post by John Galt » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:57 pm

He has shown his true colors tonight. It's all about Ted.


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Re: Republican Convention: Cruz supporters planning trouble?

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Post by v7a » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:03 pm

ajwakeboarder wrote:but I am incredibly proud of him [Ted Cruz].
Ditto. Cruz has been fighting for the 2nd Amendment and conservative values for longer than Trump has pretended to be a Republican. Kudos to Cruz for not endorsing a New York liberal con man.

That Trump supporters on Twitter are upset that Cruz said "vote your conscience" speaks volumes. They apparently believe voting your conscience and voting for Trump are mutually exclusive.

As for the sacred pledge: Trump already broke his pledge back in March.
Donald Trump has rescinded his pledge to support the Republican nominee for president.

Asked during a CNN town hall whether he stood by the earlier pledge — which he signed in September after meeting with party chairman Reince Priebus — Trump said: "No, I don't."

"We'll see who it is," he told moderator Anderson Cooper.

Trump said he had been treated "unfairly" by the Republican National Committee and the GOP establishment. He said he was unsure whether the Republican establishment was plotting to take the nomination away from him during the convention in Cleveland.

He also said he didn't need Ted Cruz to promise to support him should Trump win the nomination.

"I’m not asking for his support," Trump said.

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Re: Republican Convention: Cruz supporters planning trouble?

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:04 pm

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ajwakeboarder wrote:but I am incredibly proud of him [Ted Cruz].
Ditto. Cruz has been fighting for the 2nd Amendment and conservative values for longer than Trump has pretended to be a Republican. Kudos to Cruz for not endorsing a New York liberal con man.

That Trump supporters on Twitter are upset that Cruz said "vote your conscience" speaks volumes. They apparently believe voting your conscience and voting for Trump are mutually exclusive.

As for the sacred pledge: Trump already broke his pledge back in March.
Donald Trump has rescinded his pledge to support the Republican nominee for president.

Asked during a CNN town hall whether he stood by the earlier pledge — which he signed in September after meeting with party chairman Reince Priebus — Trump said: "No, I don't."

"We'll see who it is," he told moderator Anderson Cooper.

Trump said he had been treated "unfairly" by the Republican National Committee and the GOP establishment. He said he was unsure whether the Republican establishment was plotting to take the nomination away from him during the convention in Cleveland.

He also said he didn't need Ted Cruz to promise to support him should Trump win the nomination.

"I’m not asking for his support," Trump said.
Cruz gave his word, then didn't honor his pledge. Play all the word games you like, but that makes him a liar.

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Re: Republican Convention: Cruz supporters planning trouble?

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Post by carlson1 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:10 pm

Well he has definitely earned the title of "lying Ted."
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Re: Republican Convention: Cruz supporters planning trouble?

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Post by v7a » Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:14 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:Cruz gave his word, then didn't honor his pledge. Play all the word games you like, but that makes him a liar.
I wasn't playing any word games. Just pointing out the hypocrisy of criticizing Cruz for breaking his pledge as if Trump didn't also break his pledge.

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Re: Republican Convention: Cruz supporters planning trouble?

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Post by psijac » Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:16 pm

So the consensus is that Cruz has lost the election for Donald Trump. Can we stop pretending Donald Trump ever had a chance? I jumped on the Romney train four years ago, I know where it leads. This is good for Trump because he can just lay his inevitable at the feet of Ted Cruz.

In 4 years I suppose it will again be time to vote #NeverCruz when he tries again against an Incumbent Hilary.

Now is the time to make Battle Preparations against the Next President and their assault on the 2nd
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Re: Republican Convention: Cruz supporters planning trouble?

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:27 pm

psijac wrote:So the consensus is that Cruz has lost the election for Donald Trump. Can we stop pretending Donald Trump ever had a chance? I jumped on the Romney train four years ago, I know where it leads. This is good for Trump because he can just lay his inevitable at the feet of Ted Cruz.

Now is the time to make Battle Preparations against the Next President and their assault on the 2nd. Is new POTUS so powerful that the NRA can't stand against? Should all just have our boating accidents now? I seriously want to know because if they cannot my lifetime membership is worthless. This is the new day, a new start, the battle is over but the war continues. No fight is ever truly lost because no fight is ever truly won
That's not a consensus, but it's obviously your attitude. Cruz made a Trump victory more difficult, but not impossible. There will be Cruz supporters who will not vote for Trump because of his childish and selfish attitude, but Trump can still win. It will require people to rally around him, not whine and cry that Cruz didn't get the nomination or give up trying.

Chas.

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