Started by The General, February 11, 2011, 01:33:34 AM
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Quote from: MV on January 15, 2016, 10:15:33 PMHe's finished after last night.
Quote from: onan on January 16, 2016, 12:13:04 PMI'm not debating immigration, nor the Secure Fence Act, just the bombastic response Trump brought to the discussion.
Quote from: FightTheFuture on January 16, 2016, 01:06:26 PMWhile the "New Yorker" bit may have garnered some antipathy from a few in the media, it clearly resonated with early primary voters.
Quote from: FightTheFuture on January 16, 2016, 01:06:26 PMHardly. Cruz is a brilliant campaigner. While the "New Yorker" bit may have garnered some antipathy from a few in the media, it clearly resonated with early primary voters. Trump, on the other hand, came off as squishy, exploitative (9/11 was never brought up by Cruz) and juvenile.Cruz is building momentum. His funding is through the roof, he`ll most likely win Iowa, and I suspect he will do quite well in South Carolina. Frankly, I get the feeling (actually, not just a feeling -- I know for a fact) Trump is beginning to rub many earlier conservative supporters the wrong way. It`s still Trump`s nomination to lose at this point, but his alarming proclivity toward shooting himself in the foot is beginning to cause some concern. And you can fully count on Cruz to not make the same mistakes.Another thing to consider: the democrat party is in shambles. They may disappear for a generation or longer. They have absolutely zero fresh talent, and they`ve run out of Clintons (Hillary will face indictment and will be forced to retire -- as I predicted many months ago). The power brokers in the GOP will want to take full advantage of the democrat`s quandary. Thus, they will not be of a mind to play ball with a wild card like Trump, who might end up being a one-term disaster in the WH, and subsequently breathing renewed life back into a flailing DNC.
Quote from: MV on January 16, 2016, 02:44:39 PMWhat is your evidence of that? It'll take at least a week for polls to reflect anything.
Quote from: GravitySucks on January 16, 2016, 02:46:20 PMCruz is going to have an uphill battle proving he is even eligible to run. There has already been a lawsuit filed in Txas challenging his eligibility. Whether or not you like Ann Coulter, this articles makes some excellent arguments that he is not. And she started out as a Cruz supporter. http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2016-01-13.html#read_more
Quote from: FightTheFuture on January 16, 2016, 02:55:15 PMThat's all complete nonsense. It's settled law. It will all be thrown out of court for having no standing. Further, this only serves to piss off more conservative voters. I, for one, and many others like me, have already increased our fundraising for Cruz in South Carolina.
Quote from: GravitySucks on January 16, 2016, 02:57:28 PMIt is not settled law. You are mistaken. It might be thrown out for not having standing, but only because he has not been nominated yet.
Quote from: FightTheFuture on January 16, 2016, 03:06:16 PMmy friend Mark Levin explain it a little better than I could:
Quote from: Jackstar on January 16, 2016, 03:09:51 PMThat's just like, his opinion, man.Cruz will get nowhere near the nomination, so this question is moot.
Quote from: FightTheFuture on January 16, 2016, 03:06:16 PMTrust me; it is. Rather than explain it myself, I'll just post a link here and let my friend Mark Levin explain it a little better than I could:http://youtu.be/tKvT6DDR-4A
Quote from: FightTheFuture on January 16, 2016, 03:20:29 PMWhat do you not understand about being a natural born citizen? Very simple question. Please explain why Cruz is not qualified.
Quote from: SciFiAuthor on January 16, 2016, 03:45:48 PMI don't have a problem with Cruz's citizenship, I have a problem with his electability. There is just zero way that guy can win against Hillary. Running him would simply be throwing the election.
Quote from: GravitySucks on January 16, 2016, 03:41:46 PMI'm not trashing Cruz by any means. Laurence Tribe of Harvard Law (Whom The Great One references concerning the 2008 McCain questions) states that it is "murky and unsettled". The cases Marc Levin references (George Romney and Barry Goldwater) were never adjudicated because neither was elected. The SC may well rule in Cruz's favor. Cruz is smart. He should have gotten out in front of this and asked for a court ruling. I took the time to watch the video. Did you take the time to read the article?Saying this is settled law is specious. I hope it can be settled, and settled in Cruz's favor. But having opinions (one way or another) does not make it settled law.And I hope the case against Rubio is settled as well. It amazes me that both Rubio and Cruz were not more proactive in getting these matters put to bed.
Quote from: albrecht on January 16, 2016, 03:54:40 PMTribe is so liberal that he can't even be properly be called even a Democrat. And, although he is actually member of the 'tribe' he was born in China and so he can never be elected President though he could become a Justice.
Quote from: GravitySucks on January 16, 2016, 04:00:12 PMThe only point I was making with the reference to Tribe is that Marc Levin used him as a reliable source from back in 2008. Now he is discounting his opinion.
Quote from: GravitySucks on January 16, 2016, 03:43:17 PMRead Ann Coulter's article at the link I posted above.
Quote from: FightTheFuture on January 16, 2016, 04:16:42 PMHillary is soon to be under indictment for multiple felonies. Stick a fork in her.
Quote from: GravitySucks on January 16, 2016, 03:57:22 PMI voted for Cruz for Senator and if I take that quiz thing, my values match up closest to his with Trump second. I have similar concerns as you SFA, but I will add my own. I have a real issue with electing a first term Senator to be President, especially one with no executive experience. Ted Cruz was a great Solicitor General. He has been consistent as a Senator and not afraid to put his neck on the line. But he doesn't have the ezecutive experience I would like to see.
QuoteIdeally, I would prefer a governor from a large state. But none of the ones that are currently running.
QuoteI wish the Republicans would stop falling into the trap of attacking each other and start attacking Sanders, Clinton and Obama.
Quote from: SciFiAuthor on January 16, 2016, 04:34:33 PMIt's funny you say that. I've noticed a general reluctance on the part of Republicans to go after Hillary. I don't know why, but they always seem to put the kid gloves on. Personally, I despise her and would vote for anyone the Republicans put up there, but whoever it is is really going to have to attack her hard and I don't know if anyone but Trump will do that.
Quote from: FightTheFuture on January 16, 2016, 04:13:21 PMI did. Coulter is confused right from the beginning. She maintains there is some equivalence between Obama and Ted Cruz. There isn't. She misunderstands the facts of the case that the birthers were raising against Obama. The Constitution clearly states that as long as one parent is an American citizen and has lived at least 10 years in the United States, and at least 5 years after the age of 14, it does not matter where the child is born, they are a natural citizen. That's it. That's the law. End of discussion. Ted Cruz qualifies. Done.Now, if what the birthers we're saying about Obama was true, he would not have qualified. His mother was only 18 years old when she gave birth to Barry. If she was in another country, Obama would not qualify as a natural born citizen because his one American parent, his mother, would not have lived in the United States for 5 years after the age of 14, prior to his birth. That's the big difference. And Ann Coulter gets that all wrong in her article when she compares the two. A little surprising from Ann. She's smarter than that.
Quote from: FightTheFuture on January 16, 2016, 03:20:29 PMPlease explain why Cruz is not qualified.
Quote from: GravitySucks on January 16, 2016, 03:57:22 PMI wish the Republicans would stop falling into the trap of attacking each other and start attacking Sanders, Clinton and Obama.