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Sat Apr 9, 2016, 01:02 AM

Face it: Ted Cruz is as far from the Republican mainstream as Donald Trump is

I do think that the article minimizes how extreme the Republican "mainstream" is, but he is correct that Ted Cruz takes RW crazy to a different level.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-ted-cruz-is-not-a-reasonable-alternative-to-donald-trump-2016-04-06

Thereís a reason most Republican governors, senators and congressmen havenít endorsed either Trump or Cruz. For the establishment GOP, both are nightmares, because each appeals to small but vocal factions of the party. Most probably neither could be elected, and, if one was, he likely couldnít govern.

Which, of course, is why the partyís establishment is clinging to the idea of a deadlocked convention that would ultimately spurn both Trump and Cruz and nominate a more palatable (but far from invincible) mainstream candidate, possibly Paul Ryan, John Kasich, Mitt Romney or Marco Rubio.

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Most Republicans want a smaller government, but Cruzís budget plans go much further than the budgets approved by the Republicans in the House and Senate. Despite Cruzís professed concern about the federal debt, the deficits would explode if his plans were adopted.

Even the most favorable analysis suggests that his flat-tax reform plan would starve the government of revenue, adding at least $3 trillion and as much as $21 trillion to the debt over 10 years. He hasnít called for nearly enough spending cuts to balance the budget, even though he says heís in favor of a constitutional requirement that the budget be balanced. By one account, to get to a balanced budget, Cruzís tax plan would require spending to be cut in half, or for the economy to grow four times faster over the next decade. Neither is going to happen.

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Reply Face it: Ted Cruz is as far from the Republican mainstream as Donald Trump is (Original post)
TomCADem Apr 2016 OP
pressbox69 Apr 2016 #1
LostOne4Ever Apr 2016 #2
dembotoz Apr 2016 #3

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 01:19 AM

1. Now I hear the conservative power nuts

want to draft loony tune Gen Mattis at the convention.

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Sat Apr 9, 2016, 05:19 AM

2. Ted Cruz scares me far more than trump

[font style="font-family:'Georgia','Baskerville Old Face','Helvetica',fantasy;" size=4 color=#009999]Trump is a nut but he is not as far to the right as Cruz is, and is at least willing to negotiate.

Ted Cruz is part of the Nut-ball bigoted dominionist facist authoritarian right and claims he won't compromise no matter what.

A person like that will destroy this nation.[/font]

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Response to LostOne4Ever (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 9, 2016, 08:16 AM

3. yep crud is dangerous trump is just an idiot

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