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Wed Aug 1, 2018, 12:14 PM

Poll: Senate race between Cruz, O'Rourke a dead heat

Source: The Hill

The Texas Senate race between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) is neck and neck, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

The 2018 Texas Lyceum Poll showed Cruz leading O'Rourke by a hair — 41-39 percent among likely voters. That's well within the survey's margin of error of 4.67 percentage points.

That's a particularly tight margin for Texas, which has not elected a Democrat to the Senate in three decades.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/399858-poll-senate-race-between-cruz-orourke-a-dead-heat

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Reply Poll: Senate race between Cruz, O'Rourke a dead heat (Original post)
brooklynite Aug 1 OP
Javaman Aug 1 #1
oberliner Aug 1 #2
DownriverDem Aug 1 #22
yellowcanine Aug 1 #27
DavidDvorkin Aug 1 #39
TrollBuster9090 Aug 3 #50
DavidDvorkin Aug 3 #54
AdamGG Friday #63
Snellius Aug 1 #3
Initech Aug 2 #47
Trueblue Texan Aug 3 #52
RockRaven Aug 1 #4
TrollBuster9090 Aug 3 #51
Trueblue Texan Aug 3 #53
barbtries Aug 1 #5
33taw Aug 1 #7
barbtries Aug 1 #11
33taw Aug 1 #16
DFW Aug 1 #6
rkleinberger Aug 1 #42
redstateblues Aug 2 #43
True_Blue Aug 2 #45
Legends303 Aug 1 #8
Wolf Frankula Aug 7 #56
Power 2 the People Aug 1 #9
PearliePoo2 Aug 1 #10
DownriverDem Aug 1 #24
PearliePoo2 Aug 1 #30
pazzyanne Aug 1 #26
caraher Aug 1 #35
PearliePoo2 Aug 1 #36
catrose Wednesday #60
videohead5 Aug 1 #12
duforsure Aug 1 #13
Gothmog Aug 1 #14
dem in texas Aug 1 #15
33taw Aug 1 #17
progressoid Aug 1 #18
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 1 #19
Paladin Aug 1 #20
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 1 #21
yellowdogintexas Aug 1 #32
PearliePoo2 Aug 1 #40
Vogon_Glory Friday #62
TexasBushwhacker Aug 1 #23
txwhitedove Aug 1 #25
yellowdogintexas Aug 1 #33
tammywammy Thursday #61
Dopers_Greed Aug 1 #28
wendyb Aug 1 #29
PrairieBlueCat Aug 1 #31
yellowdogintexas Aug 1 #34
beachbum bob Aug 1 #37
displacedtexan Aug 1 #38
SunSeeker Aug 1 #41
Suburban Warrior Aug 2 #44
Stuart G Aug 2 #46
Initech Aug 2 #48
IrishEyes Aug 2 #49
duforsure Aug 4 #55
dbackjon Aug 7 #57
smb Wednesday #58
onetexan Wednesday #59

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 12:17 PM

1. don't worry the texas repukes will find a way to fuck with it. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 12:23 PM

2. Texas "which has not elected a Democrat to the Senate in three decades"

Texas had at least one Democratic senator for over a hundred years prior to that (usually two).

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Response to oberliner (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 01:48 PM

22. Texas used

to be pretty Democratic.

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #22)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 02:15 PM

27. Dixiecrats who became Republicans.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #27)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 04:00 PM

39. Not all of them

LBJ, for example.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #39)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 07:00 AM

50. Gov. Ann Richards is also worth mentioning.

I have a feeling Texas may be at the tipping point much sooner than we expect.

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #50)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 08:56 AM

54. That will be a great day.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #39)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 11:22 PM

63. Lloyd Bentsen

"Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 12:23 PM

3. Would be so sweet to see Cruz go down.

If Cruz goes down, there is a God. And he is just.

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Response to Snellius (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 04:13 PM

47. Yes, amen to that!

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Response to Snellius (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 07:51 AM

52. SHE...

is just.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 12:24 PM

4. Between outside money, dirty tricks, and voter disenfranchisement, I expect Cruz will still win

but I hope to be laughing my ass off at him on election day.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 07:07 AM

51. You might be right. But just the vision of the GOP having to spend large amounts of money, and

...having to pull every dirty trick in their tool box (voter suppression, push polls, voter caging, gerrymandering) in a State they used to take for granted would be pretty sweet. Senator Haney will have to sell quite a lot of genuine Hooville rutabagas to keep his seat!



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Response to RockRaven (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 07:53 AM

53. Deep red district here...

And I've yet to see a single Cruz sign. I've seen dozens of Beto signs and have been seeing them for months,

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 12:33 PM

5. i gotta go give him some money.

Cruz should lose. and never foul the body politic again.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 12:49 PM

7. You can donate through "Act Blue".

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Response to 33taw (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 01:08 PM

11. i did

they know me now

it's not the first time, it's just i keep seeing him on twitter when i'm on my phone and don't do money on my phone.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 01:24 PM

16. Great!! Thanks

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 12:45 PM

6. Go Beto!

I have given him the most I have given any candidate this year and am not done yet. This is one upset I REALLY want to see go our way!!!!

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Response to DFW (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 07:50 PM

42. Don't Forget Nunes

Don't forget to donate to Andrew Janz running against the treasonous Devin Nunes. Cruz and Nunes need to be removed from office. That would a crown jewel for Democrats and America

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Response to rkleinberger (Reply #42)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 12:10 AM

43. Janz still has a substantial gap to close

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Response to rkleinberger (Reply #42)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 12:26 PM

45. Yes traitor Nunes has to go too!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 12:51 PM

8. To see Cruz lose

would have me gloating to no end on right wing websites if/ when it happens

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Response to Legends303 (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 06:20 PM

56. I would love to see Scuz lose.

Last edited Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:59 PM - Edit history (1)

Then he could go back to Canada, and we wouldn't hear any more about Ted Scuz for pretzeldent. He would be worse than tRump.

Wolf

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 01:01 PM

9. C'monnnnnn Beto!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 01:06 PM

10. How the hell could Cruz appeal to ANYONE? His creepiness is off the freakin' chart!


Maybe it's because as a woman, I just sense something really "icky" in this guy. As in "perv". As in 'lock the door, pull the curtains and call 911' icky.

The hair actually rises on my neck just looking at him! Women of Texas? You could actually vote for this creep? REALLY?

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 01:51 PM

24. repubs are voting

their issues: The end of Roe v Wade and stacking the courts.

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #24)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 02:29 PM

30. Yeah, you're right. That's why we're living this nightmare now.


Well, that and the Electoral College.

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 02:07 PM

26. You're not alone in thinking Cruz is creepy.

I've had the same feeling since the first time I saw him. I put Cruz and trump in the loser category during the debates. ewww! Unfortunately, somehow trump survived those debates and it wasn't his debate skills that did it.

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 03:12 PM

35. I always think of the "uncanny valley" concept when I think of his face

The answer as to why so many people dislike the Texas Republican instinctively is one that intrigued Dr. Richard E. Cytowic, a professor of neurology at George Washington University.

Writing in Psychology Today, Cytowic noted that Cruz’s “atypical expressions” left him “uneasy,” and that he was not alone among people who have watched Cruz up-close and from afar.

“Note how many colleagues and former associates ‘loathe’ him. A Bush alumnus told the New York Times’ Frank Bruni, ‘Why do people take such an instant dislike to Ted Cruz? It just saves time.’ Former Senate Majority leader Bob Dole says, ‘Nobody likes him,’ while Rep. Peter King sees ‘malice.'” Cytowic wrote. “According to The Washington Post, screenwriter Craig Mazin, Cruz’s former Princeton roommate, has called him a ‘huge asshole,’ and ‘creepy.’ He’s Tweeted, ‘Getting emails blaming me for not smothering Ted Cruz in his sleep in 1988.’ The distaste for Cruz even extends beyond the US: Germans say Backpfeifengesicht, meaning a face in need of a good punch.”

According to Cytowic, the distaste for Cruz’s face starts with his smile.


From https://www.rawstory.com/2016/02/neurologist-explains-why-its-hard-to-look-at-ted-cruzs-creepy-unsettling-face/

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Response to caraher (Reply #35)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 03:29 PM

36. Those are GREAT examples you posted! Thanks!


I think it was Al Franken that said something like this, "Look, I like Ted Cruz more than anyone else in the Senate does...and I can't STAND him".




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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #36)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 09:21 PM

60. Yes, something along those lines

He didn't mention Cruz' looks, but said Cruz flat out lied to him over something he'd said, that everyone heard Cruz say. He just said, "I didn't say that" and walked away. Franken was done with him at that point.

Sam Bee had the definitive description of Cruz: "a used condom in a Gideon Bible." Pretty much captures the EEEWW factor.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 01:11 PM

12. Demographics

Will change Texas sooner or later. lets hope this is when it starts and Beto wins.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 01:16 PM

13. Ted Cruz is in deep , deep trouble,

Not just his support is abandoning him for his vote for the tax scam ,and helping to destroy healthcare, Medicaid , Medicare , and now Social Security, he has another storm heading his way with what he's done. Its coming, and just a matter of time. No one lies as much as him that isn't corrupt. Him refusing to stand up against corrupt and treasonous trump has backfired badly on him

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 01:17 PM

14. Go Beto

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 01:23 PM

15. Cruz doesn't care about Texas

I can't think of one thing Cruz has done for Texas unless you want to count the time he showed up for photo ops after Hurricane Harvey. He's way to busy running for President.

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 01:26 PM

17. Same as that little puke Nunes. You would think their constituents would get pissed.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 01:32 PM

18. While I'm a little leary of the poll,

this part was nice:

52% of Texans disapprove of Trump job performance versus 44% who approve.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 01:34 PM

19. Not a typical poll basher but think NPR called

This one out the other day? There was a two point poll that was run by Dems that supposedly was online and done over 18 mos.!

On edit...Must not be this one since says it was done in July

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 01:35 PM

20. I haven't seen a single Cruz yard sign or car sticker.

I've seen several of both, for Beto. And like most of Texas, I'm in a conservative area. Cruz is finally reaping the ugly crop of hatred he's sown for so many years---nobody can stand him, anymore. I'd sure like to see him go down and out.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 01:39 PM

21. Think his strategy is to remain incommunicado. Probably

A good idea...just rely only on name recognition.

Wonder if hell even debate

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #21)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 03:04 PM

32. here in my section of Fort Worth, I have seen 2 for Raphael. There are 14 just

on my street. Probably 30 in my precinct!

LOL I stop at houses w/ Beto signs and ask if they want signs for the Texas House candidate in our district. They always say yes. Another team is asking to plant signs for our Congressional Candidate. They say yes. Eventually everyone who has one of these signs ends up with the other two.

AND most of these are in yards which do not usually put them out. I have never ever seen so many yard signs in the 19 years I have lived here. Even Obama.

Here's mine https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155833117457921&set=a.10150667295397921.393954.536237920&type=3

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #32)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 04:03 PM

40. Awesome work you are doing! This is exciting!




Please keep us updated on what you're observing!



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Response to Paladin (Reply #20)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 12:34 PM

62. I've Seen Two

Both in a well-to-do Austin neighborhood. But they’re outnumbered by Beto signs.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 01:49 PM

23. Here's thing. Democrats aren't in doubt

20% of the surveyed voters are undecided. Those voters aren't Democrats! Romney got 57% of the vote in Texas in 2012, the year Cruz was elected to the Senate. In 2016, Trump got 52% of the vote in Texas. The GOP is already shrinking in Texas.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 02:04 PM

25. Home from quick vaca tour through Austin, Burnet, Lubbock, Abilene,

Amarillo, Palo Duro Canyon (awesome!), Shamrock, Wichita Falls, DFW and back. My Austinite son says he understands Texas better. Definitely the heartland, good hardworking people, so busy working they don't get all the news they should, probably just Fox because you don't need cable, and forget WiFi cause that's only at the restaurants, coffee shops, etc. Lubbock: Jesus, Jesus, Jesus and repeat throughout the tour, with our lovely tour of Ft. Worth Water Garden interrupted by Kennth Copeland Ministries trying to save us. I was raised in the church, but this was scary and upsetting. Beto needs to tour where they don't hear as much about him, and show his own family values cause that's what it is all about. ~

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Response to txwhitedove (Reply #25)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 03:10 PM

33. he has been doing that since April 2017. All 254 counties and going back to as many as he can

before November. Holding town halls in the Congressional Districts where their House member doesn't. He did that here in Tarrant County last summer and with a week's notice and 2 venue changes, had 600 people in a venue where you have to pay to park! Tarrant is the last metropolitan county that is still red; Fort Worth itself is blue. He drew 1000 average at 5 events here around state convention time, all over the DFW area. He has it right on this campaign.


Kim Olson is also hitting these counties. She holds group meetings with farmers to find out what they need, and rally type events to discuss how everyone is impacted by agriculture. She knows her stuff and is a dynamo on stage.

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #33)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 12:46 AM

61. Ohhh Kim Olsen is a firecracker!!

❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 02:20 PM

28. I'm being cautiously optimistic

I've seen Beto signs all over DFW, compared to ONE Cruz sign so far.

Back in 2008, these same areas had nothing but McCain/Palin everywhere.

It will be close, and I think it's winnable for us, but Cruz still has the advantage. There are tons of wing nuts here.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 02:29 PM

29. Yes!!👏

I 💕Beto

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 02:40 PM

31. Amazing

 

Why do some of these delusional Republicans like DeSantis, Marsha Blackburn, and Kevin Cramer think that Trump is beloved?!!

Democrats won a US Senate race in Alabama. An openly liberal Democrat is tied for a US Senate race in friggin' Texas.

He's detested. And I think a chunk of these nutcase core supporters aren't consistent voters. I guess we'll see.

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Response to PrairieBlueCat (Reply #31)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 03:11 PM

34. Marsha Blackburn's opponent has a huge lead on her

He was a very popular governor which helps. He was running before Corker retired.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 03:49 PM

37. again, there are too many undecideds to make the poll all that noteworthy

BUT Cruz at 41% IS a big concern in GOP circles.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 03:55 PM

38. Ive seen lots of Beto signs in Ft. Worth and Arlington.

Haven't seen a single Cruz sign, and haven't heard the word Cruz at all, and I've been her for months.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 06:31 PM

41. Fuck yes!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 11:50 AM

44. Just donated...

$50 to the Beto campaign plus a $5 tip to Act Blue.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 12:32 PM

46. K and R...nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 04:17 PM

48. Go Beto!!!!!!

Beat that POS!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 08:02 PM

49. I really hope Beto wins.

He seems like he would be a great senator. A million times better than Cruz.

Also, Trump endorsed Cruz in this years election

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 04:25 AM

55. Why has Cruz said nothing about russia and putin attacking our country?

Why hasn't he attacked trump for being putins asset? I think we'll know soon why. Nobody lies that much that isn't corrupt. He voted against protecting our elections, why?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 08:22 PM

57. Hearing stories of lifelong Republicans that will vote for Beto

Cruz's ass-kissing of Trump, after Trump made him a fool is the last straw.

If Cruz had stood up to Trump, they'd still vote for him.

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Response to dbackjon (Reply #57)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 09:48 AM

58. That Should Be An Ad

(images of il Doofus insulting Cruz's wife and father)

"If Ted Cruz isn't man enough to stand up for his own wife or his own father, where is he going to find the spine to stand up for Texas voters?"

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 09:51 AM

59. OH YEAH - Come November BRING IT HOME BETO!!!

Deliver us from Evil..er...Cruz

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