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Sat May 31, 2014, 06:31 PM

Cruz wins presidential straw poll at GOP summit

Source: AP

NEW ORLEANS

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has won the latest 2016 presidential straw poll at a conservative summit in Louisiana.

Cruz took 30 percent of the vote at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. He edged out conservative speaker and author Ben Carson.

Organizers at the annual conference say about a third out of 1,500 delegates voted in the straw poll. Delegates had to pay to register for the conference and vote in the straw poll.

Cruz promised delegates Saturday to continue his uncompromising approach on Capitol Hill.

Read more: http://www.statesman.com/news/ap/top-news/cruz-wins-presidential-straw-poll-at-gop-summit/ngBSs/



Carson did not speak at the summit. My only question is who let Cruz keep his passport when he was overseas this week?

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TexasTowelie May 2014 OP
Demit May 2014 #1
TexasTowelie May 2014 #2
A Simple Game May 2014 #16
Demit May 2014 #22
A Simple Game Jun 2014 #45
Demit Jun 2014 #46
A Simple Game Jun 2014 #47
Demit Jun 2014 #48
A Simple Game Jun 2014 #51
SoapBox May 2014 #3
Solly Mack May 2014 #4
busterbrown May 2014 #5
Solly Mack May 2014 #6
Kingofalldems May 2014 #7
Roy Rolling May 2014 #8
Jack Rabbit May 2014 #9
Android3.14 May 2014 #10
Jack Rabbit May 2014 #11
Android3.14 May 2014 #12
StevieM May 2014 #23
freshwest Jun 2014 #42
dem in texas May 2014 #13
oldandhappy May 2014 #14
NastyRiffraff May 2014 #15
pinto May 2014 #17
Wolf Frankula May 2014 #18
area51 Jun 2014 #39
Jim Lane Jun 2014 #56
treestar Jun 2014 #58
Jim Lane Jun 2014 #60
mac56 Jun 2014 #64
mountain grammy May 2014 #19
Ken Burch May 2014 #20
Blue Owl May 2014 #21
Cha May 2014 #24
titaniumsalute May 2014 #29
Cha May 2014 #35
TygrBright May 2014 #25
Skittles May 2014 #26
jwirr May 2014 #27
titaniumsalute May 2014 #28
LynneSin May 2014 #30
abakan Jun 2014 #55
JeffHead May 2014 #31
krobar659 May 2014 #32
MyOwnPeace May 2014 #33
treestar Jun 2014 #59
blkmusclmachine May 2014 #34
walkingman Jun 2014 #36
6000eliot Jun 2014 #37
davidpdx Jun 2014 #38
olddad56 Jun 2014 #49
bearssoapbox Jun 2014 #40
Turbineguy Jun 2014 #41
GeorgeGist Jun 2014 #43
Swede Atlanta Jun 2014 #44
Helen Borg Jun 2014 #50
beachbum bob Jun 2014 #52
dballance Jun 2014 #53
Scurrilous Jun 2014 #54
LongTomH Jun 2014 #57
Arkana Jun 2014 #61
yurbud Jun 2014 #62
yellowcanine Jun 2014 #63
Beacool Jun 2014 #65

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 06:33 PM

1. That headline made me laugh right out loud. LOL! Yes, please nominate him, GOP, please.

 

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Response to Demit (Reply #1)

Sat May 31, 2014, 06:35 PM

2. And they paid for the privilege to vote for him!

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Response to Demit (Reply #1)

Sat May 31, 2014, 07:31 PM

16. And if the Democratic candidates plane crashes two weeks before the election,

do you still want Cruz to be the Republican candidate.

I want and would hope the Republicans would nominate their best candidate, I can remember when we actually had to study the candidates to figure out which one was best, but then I'm old.

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Response to A Simple Game (Reply #16)

Sat May 31, 2014, 08:38 PM

22. Oh yes indeedy. I think we have a deeper bench.

 

I think the Republicans will be figuring out who is their least worst candidate.

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Response to Demit (Reply #22)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 09:57 AM

45. Two weeks from the election the bench probably doesn't matter anymore.

A new candidate can be nominated but in hurry up politics who gets the nomination could be scary. The Republicans supposedly would use a hurry up convention and the Democrats would let the DNC nominate someone but the method used is not really known. In either case it probably would be hard to play catch up. If the tragedy were to happen less than two weeks out then probably you would be stuck with the Vice Presidential candidate.

I always hope for the best candidates to run, you never know they may win. A good Republican may not be as good as a bad Democrat but is still better than a bad Republican.

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Response to A Simple Game (Reply #45)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 10:44 AM

46. Have it your way.

 

Although I would say that, if you're devising a Plan B in case your candidate dies just before the election, hoping the other side is running a strong opponent is a peculiar way to go about it.

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Response to Demit (Reply #46)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 11:23 AM

47. And wishing Ted Cruz to have a 50-50 chance to be President isn't peculiar?

To each his own. There are people that would vote for him, some enthusiastically.

Say this out loud, "I wish one of my choices for President to be Ted Cruz." How does that sound to you? If I told you how it sounded to me my post would probably get hidden.

But you're right, have it your way, I can't stop you for wanting the candidates you want.

As for what I hope for; I hope the worse candidate isn't horrible. If I have to have the worse candidate I would certainly hope for an Eisenhower or a Ford instead of a Cruz, but that is just me. Your preferences may vary.

Oh, Oh, I have an idea! Let's hope that stupid Bush guy runs against Gore, Gore will slaughter him! It won't even be close. Yeah, that worked out pretty well didn't it?

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Response to A Simple Game (Reply #47)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 11:36 AM

48. You are very argumentative.

 

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Response to Demit (Reply #48)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 12:03 PM

51. If I wished Ted Cruz on you would you be happy?

If you can't understand the logic there's no sense in continuing this conversation.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 06:36 PM

3. Oh!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 06:40 PM

4. That's pathetic.

Absolutely no shame of their ignorance.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #4)

Sat May 31, 2014, 06:43 PM

5. Well he possess wonderful family values..

And looks very Presidential.....
and what family lineage...

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #5)

Sat May 31, 2014, 06:44 PM

6. LMAO! Thank you!

I needed that.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 06:47 PM

7. Excellent.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 06:55 PM

8. Great News

This follows in the footsteps of 2012 President pretender Michelle Bachmann winning the Iowa Caucuses.

I mean, really. It could not be more obvious than if they were to officially rename their clan "The Stupid Party".

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 07:05 PM

9. May I congratulate President Clinton. Good luck to her.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #9)

Sat May 31, 2014, 07:10 PM

10. Have to agree

 

I hope Ted wins the primary.

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Response to Android3.14 (Reply #10)

Sat May 31, 2014, 07:15 PM

11. I hope you appreciate how hard it was for me to type that . . .

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #11)

Sat May 31, 2014, 07:23 PM

12. I think I do

 


"How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat!?"

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Response to Android3.14 (Reply #10)

Sat May 31, 2014, 08:40 PM

23. I just can't see the Republicans being quite that stupid. They're close...but not quite there yet.

I think they may be crazy enough to nominate Rand Paul. But Ted Cruz seems a bridge too far.

I actually think it will come down to Huckabee and Jeb Bush.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 07:53 AM

42. I'd like to see her version of this:



God, I love that pic...

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 07:26 PM

13. Please! Please! Let him win the Republican Nomination

Proves what nut cases the Republicans have become, that they would even consider such a sorry person. Hello, President Hillary Clinton!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 07:29 PM

14. Oh my goodness

He will be a LOUD candidate and Hillary will ambush him at every turn. Go Ted!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 07:29 PM

15. Too good to be true?

that they'd actually nominate him? Even Republicans can't be that stupid! oh wait...

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 07:34 PM

17. LOL. (nt)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 07:35 PM

18. Ted Cruz Can't Be President

He's not an American citizen. He shouldn't be even a senator.

And what's a Ben Carson?

Wolf

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Reply #18)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 03:22 AM

39. +1

Cruz was born in Canada, not eligible to be prez.

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Reply #18)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 06:34 PM

56. Certainly he can, and it's a bad idea for our side to spread such silliness.

 

Under the law as it stood when Cruz and Obama were born, a person born outside the United States, to one citizen parent and one noncitizen parent, would automatically be a U.S. citizen at birth, provided that the citizen parent met certain residency requirements. It's virtually certain that Cruz's mother, a U.S. citizen, met those requirements, although producing documentary evidence all these decades later might be difficult.

Incidentally, it is certain -- no "virtually" hedging needed -- that Obama's mother did not meet those requirements. Therefore, the birthers, demented though they be, are at least not being inconsistent. If you believe that Obama was born in Kenya and that Cruz was born in Canada, the most sensible conclusion from those premises is that Obama was ineligible but that Cruz is eligible.

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #56)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 06:55 PM

58. The right wingers know they are wrong too

I don't think we are serious when we say that, but we should get to say it and make right wingers hear their hypocrisy.

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Response to treestar (Reply #58)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 08:45 PM

60. You give the right wingers more credit for intellect than I do.

 

Remember, these are people who, in many instances (according to polls in which they report their own views), don't believe in evolution but do believe that ACORN stole the 2012 election for Obama, some years after ACORN had ceased to exist. Far from knowing they're wrong, they sincerely believe that Obama was born in Kenya.

You want to make them hear their hypocrisy? A noble objective, but my money is on their being deaf.

Beyond that, I think it's a tactical mistake for us to make the debate about Cruz center on his eligibility. That's a debate we'll lose (and will deserve to lose). Its only practical effect is to distract people from the serious reasons to be horrified at the prospect of a Cruz victory.

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #60)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 10:36 AM

64. I understand your point but I don't think it's a tactical mistake.

I think it's quite possible to multitask: point out Cruz's many shortcomings, AND bring up his eligibility at every turn.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 07:53 PM

19. What a pathetic, sorry bunch.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 08:00 PM

20. So...they want Ted Cruz to be President of the Straws?

 

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #20)

Sat May 31, 2014, 08:25 PM

21. Just the short straw.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 08:51 PM

24. Didn't bachmann win it last year? Those rw straw voters in Iowa sure have

the bar set high. Rofl.

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Response to Cha (Reply #24)

Sat May 31, 2014, 09:29 PM

29. She won the Iowa in 2011 for the 2012 election stuff...

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Response to titaniumsalute (Reply #29)

Sat May 31, 2014, 11:30 PM

35. Oh right.. "last year".. meaning

two years ago!

Yeah, may cruz follow in Bachmann's esteemed footsteps. As in "steaming" pile. lol

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 08:52 PM

25. How Wonderful! n/t

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 09:19 PM

26. Carnival Cruz is more laughable than Mitt Romeny

yup

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 09:21 PM

27. The birther party wants Texas's Canadian Senator for president.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 09:28 PM

28. Meaningless

Michelle "Batshit insane" Bachmann won the Iowa GOP Straw Poll in 2011. How did she do in the 2012 elections?

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/13/finally-here-ames-straw-poll-first-test-2012/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 09:37 PM

30. Was that for President of Canada?

Since he was not born in the United States he cannot run (was born in Canada)

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #30)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 06:31 PM

55. That only matters....

If you're a black democrat born in Hawaii.. Otherwise the repubs will find a work around like taking it to the republican supreme court.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 09:48 PM

31. How much do these people hate America?

He's fucking Canadian!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 09:55 PM

32. The Canadian Born Ted Cruz

Did you know that his father is from the communist country Cuba? So if we use the same logic that the gop birthers used when discussing President Obama's Muslim Father from Kenya, does this make the Canadian Born Ted Cruz a communist? That was the first thing that came to my mind when I seen the Canadian birth certificate of Ted Cruz. Rafael Edward Cruz --was born in Canada in 1970. He is not a " a natural born citizen" and therefore is not eligible to run for president.

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Response to krobar659 (Reply #32)

Sat May 31, 2014, 10:09 PM

33. Since when............

do the Pugs let rules and laws stand in their way?

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Response to krobar659 (Reply #32)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 06:58 PM

59. Exactly. Some of the fancier birther arguments

had to do with President Obama's father being born a British citizen and Obama therefore owing allegiance to the British crown. Those same people are flat out hypocrites if they fail to admit that under their own logic, Cruz owes loyalty to Castro, and Canada and the Queen.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 11:27 PM

34. Destroying America To Build A Better Hard Right Theocracy!

 

Burqas For Everybody!

Death to the Gays!

Bankrupting America. This Time, We Really Mean It!

You Don't Need No Stinkin' Democracy!

We're The False Prophets The Bible Warned You About!


...all slogans the GOP can use in their 2016 Presidential run for the White House (whoever it is...)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 12:11 AM

36. Fruitloop

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 12:17 AM

37. Nice to know that they're still going with stupid and crazy.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 01:40 AM

38. The straw poll winner seems to be one of the first to drop out

Cruz may or may not run. I have this feeling that Carson maybe their guy. Granted a large portion of the Republican Party are racist MFs, but nominating him versus loosing with some guy like Cruz (or any other assclown) seems like a better bet. Carson might be able to draw some indies and Ds whereas Cruz wouldn't have much of a chance.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #38)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 11:46 AM

49. that is because the straw poll winner is a straw man

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 03:26 AM

40. Capt. Rafael Eduardo Cruz







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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 04:58 AM

41. Surprising really

I didn't think he was crazy enough.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 08:06 AM

43. Paying to vote

More freedumb!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 09:47 AM

44. Oh I hope so, oh I hope so...........

 

I would love to see the Republicans nominate Cruz and maybe put fellow Texan Gohmert or Floridian West on the ticket with him. I think they actually believe the reason they have lost the last two presidential elections is because their candidates were not conservative enough.

If they nominate Cruz or someone like him then any Democrat we put on the ticket has a strong chance of winning. The Democrat could still lose the election but not running an effective campaign but these extremists on the right are far too extreme for where the American electorate, writ large, is.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 12:02 PM

50. Ted Cruz would be the kind of president seen in Idiocracy.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 12:04 PM

52. nice!!! I say all democrats, progressives and liberals need to

 

push Cruz to the fore front as a general election would be a democratic landslide!!!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 12:08 PM

53. I Wonder if he was travelling on a US or Canadian passport?

 

Too bad that in either case it wasn't revoked while he was abroad so people could make the case he's a spy for the country in which he was at the time.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 02:10 PM

54. Hurrah!!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 06:41 PM

57. Now what was that about the GOP 'establishment' wresting control from the Tea Baggers????

Hmmmm????

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 10:11 PM

61. The gods cannot possibly be that good.

Could they? No, no they couldn't possibly.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 03:30 AM

62. It would be difficult to lose to Ted Cruz in a national election

but Dems would try anyway.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 10:05 AM

63. "He (Cruz) edged out conservative speaker and author Ben Carson."

Let the clown show begin!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jun 2, 2014, 10:51 AM

65. The Cruz as the Republican nominee?

The Democratic party thanks him, Hillary thanks him.......



Seriously, these kinds of straw polls are wishful thinking by the party's base.The winner seldom becomes the nominee.

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