And Now, It’s The Trumpsters Turn At Suyts ……. Ted Cruz Brings Down The House At Cleveland!!!!!!

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This is an “I told ya so” moment at Suyts. 

So, Ted Cruz, upon invitation, gave a rousing speech at the RNC last night, and people are MADZ!!!!!!!!!  No, it wasn’t anything Cruz said that made them mad, rather it was something he didn’t say.  He didn’t officially endorse Donald Trump.

Now, before I go on about this, let’s dispense the notion that Cruz somehow broke his pledge to support Trump, the Republican nominee.  From the speech, it sure sounded like he supported many of Trump’s stances and efforts.  I don’t believe any part of the pledge called for Cruz specifically and officially endorsing Trump on stage at the RNC, so people need to get over that part of the discussion. 

Edit ……. Further discussion of the red text is below!

It could also be helpful to recap recent events which led to this debacle.  …….. The RNC and Trump invited Cruz to speak.  They all had copies of his speech.  They all absolutely knew he wasn’t going to specifically endorse Trump.  Their feigned outrage is nothing but stagecraft.  Now, why they thought this would be a good thing to happen is beyond me, but, if people really feel the need to assign blame for this, blame the people who made it happen and knew what was going to happen …….. that would be team Trump and the RNC.     

Now, as to Cruz ……

Ted couldn’t officially endorse Trump, mostly because of people like me.  You see, I like Ted Cruz.  There are millions who do.  And, like me, they would have thought a lot less of Cruz had he officially endorsed Trump. 

But, this brings me to the “I told ya so” moment.  Time and again I stated that Trump’s scorched-earth manner of campaigning was an unforced error, that it would harm him in the general election, that the very people he was attacking, insulting, and degrading were the very people he needs to win the general.  I said that ‘not everyone was going to forgive and forget’. 

When you attack a man’s wife …….. not for anything she actually did, but, to mock his wife’s attractiveness,  her looks, well, that’s a different thing.  When you attack a man’s father, not for anything the man actually said and did …….like his particular religious practices (Dims did that), but, rather in an attempt to tie a Cuban expat to a communist and an assassination of a sitting US president, well, that’s well beyond the norm of even “politics”.   The attacks alleging numerous affairs was an unsubstantiated and unwarranted attack on the man’s family.  How is a man, any man, under any circumstances suppose to go from said attacks to an actual and official endorsement of the person responsible for the attacks?  That would be tantamount to endorsing the attacks.  No man can do this and still be regarded as a man. 

I did mention the word “forgive”.  Cruz can’t forgive Trump because Trump has never been contrite about his words and actions against Cruz’ family.  At last check, this pic is still on Trump’s Twitter timeline ……..

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I would ask the Trumpsters, as a man, how you could possibly “endorse” the person who still feels the need to attack your wife in such a manner. 

To be perfectly honest with you, if my position had been switched to Cruz’s, Trump would be very lucky to share a stage with me without having some of his blood shed.  But, that’s just me. 

So, now the Trumpsters are shocked and outraged that Cruz didn’t specifically and officially endorse Trump.  Even when people like me said time and again this is what’s going to happen.  What?  Did these people think they were going to hug and have a “cum-by-ya” moment?  Why?  Because the “Republican party”?  Because “Hillary”?  snort  Yeh, sure, attack my family in such a manner and see how much the “Republican party” means to me.  ‘But, but, “unity!!!!!”  ….. or some such tripe. 

The only thing I can tell the people who don’t understand this dynamic is that I put my family before everything, but, God.  My country comes after my family.  My politics comes in somewhere under my country.  Indeed, my politics are only an effort to help my country and fellow countrymen.  But, my family will always come before them.  I understand what Ted Cruz didn’t do, and why he didn’t do it, and I fully endorse his inaction. 

Correction!!!!!!

Okay, your host didn’t get it entirely correct on the paragraph with the red text.  Apparently, the pledge did actually use the word “endorse”.  Again, that said, it doesn’t specifically state “official endorsement from the RNC stage”.    But, arguing over the semantics is moot in that Donald Trump, himself, abrogated the pledge prior to Ted Cruz.  So, the general point of the paragraph remains valid.  One can’t hold a person to a pledge if you, yourself have already disavowed the very same pledge. 

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117 Responses to And Now, It’s The Trumpsters Turn At Suyts ……. Ted Cruz Brings Down The House At Cleveland!!!!!!

  1. Latitude says:

    I’m thinking…I’m not sure there’s 10 people out there that even remember what Trump said..and if they do, I think they’re over it

    • suyts says:

      I’m certain the Cruz family isn’t over it. Why would anyone expect them to be?

      • Latitude says:

        Then if there’s a grudge..have the decency to stay away…
        ..but don’t go and try to make someone else’s party all about yourself.
        Which is exactly what he did.

        This convention was not about Ted Cruz…he lost
        This convention was all about Donald Trump…he won

      • suyts says:

        Team Trump were the ones who invited Cruz, not the other way around. And, I disagree. I think the content of Cruz’ speech was spot on and supportive of many of Trump’s efforts. It was the fact that Cruz didn’t kneel down and kiss Trump’s ring that has people pissed. Well, he wasn’t going to do that, told them he wasn’t going to do that, and they kept the invite anyway.

        • Latitude says:

          Cruz knew that if he accepted….people would be under the impression it was to endorse Trump

          He knew that!

          How can you say how smart he is…and then say he didn’t know the obvious?

          He went to stir up sht.

    • Latitude says:

      in fairness….here’s the picture that started it all
      I supposed since Trump is guilty by association because of something “team Trump” did..
      …what does that say about Cruz?
      Team Cruz put this picture up that started it all….Trump gave Cruz 4 days to apologize (something I would have never done)…Cruz never apologized
      Trump struck back with a good one…defending Trump’s wife

      Seems a double standard to me….Cruz is insulted and defending his wife….Cruz started it….but Trump is not allowed to defend his wife

      Trumps only fault was sinking to Cruz’s level…..

      • Latitude says:

        poor Ted…even this backfired on him
        Every guy went “well hell yeah”…and the women were like “so what, she’s not showing anything” and they were pissed he did it

  2. leftinflagstaff says:

    At the very least, the appearance is of a non-endorsement, and a divided party, helping Hillary. I’ll bet she’ll do much worse to Cruz’s family than a campaign tweet. And to yours.

    • suyts says:

      Probably so. Which is why it is curious to me that Team Trump and the RNC encouraged/caused this to happen. They all absolutely did know Cruz wasn’t going to officially endorse Trump. They all absolutely had the ability to pull the plug on the speech before it happened. The boos were choreographed by team Trump. It’s another unforced error by the RNC and team Trump.

      • Latitude says:

        No,Trump said ” Wow, Ted Cruz got booed off the stage, didn’t honor the pledge! I saw his speech two hours early but let him speak anyway. No big deal!”

        No big deal…means no big deal…Trump did not think it was a big deal.

      • Maybe hoping Cruz would change his mind, and rise all above that. Turning down the invitation would have been the better choice. Like you said, just sit this one out.

        • suyts says:

          Hmm …… does it matter to anyone that Cruz didn’t tell people, or even insinuate to people, not to vote for Trump? He was speaking to a large group of people, most of which we Trump supporters and asked them to vote their conscience. How does that equate to being a “never Trump” person?

        • Do you think anyone will not flat out say who to vote for on the Dem stage?

          These things have always been about the sales pitch.

        • Latitude says:

          and asked them to vote their conscience.

          And by not endorsing Trump..he was insinuating Trump’s not it

          If the shoe was on the other foot, you would have no problem getting it.

      • Latitude says:

        Which says even more about Trump.
        Trump read he speech, didn’t see anything wrong with it…and certainly didn’t think Cruz would be booed..because Trump would not have booed him.

        What’s pathetic is that Cruz didn’t even see it coming……..

      • Latitude says:

        and rise all above that.

        nope, Trump didn’t see anything wrong with it

        Cruz knew that if word got out he was speaking…everyone at that convention was expecting him to endorse Trump…why else would the loser get a slot, right?
        ..and then knowing that, to play it this way is childish at best

        Narcissistic and self defeating at worst…..he’s going to need those votes too

        • However it played out, you shouldn’t be a politician if you’re wife’s sensibilities are more important than risking the future of the nation you serve. No one’s bigger than that.

        • suyts says:

          My family is bigger than that. I really don’t believe common civil discourse is too much to ask from someone who wishes to be my most important public servant …. someone who wishes support from me ….. someone who wishes support from the people he attacked. It’s really not too much to ask. Now, if one doesn’t wish support, then, that’s a different story ….. but, still a modicum of basic civility, from someone who wishes the highest civil office isn’t too much to ask.

          I don’t believe Heidi reacted much to Trump’s idiocy. But, I’m pretty sure Ted didn’t forget it.

          But, if rejecting such said abuse of one’s spouse and family should preclude you from public service, then, I think we should rethink our nation.

        • Fine, then do no harm. Politely refuse the invitation to speak. Be a better politician than the non-politician Trump, who may not even see the possible damage.

        • suyts says:

          Hmm, you do note Cruz is a politician ….. who was asked to speak at a time when the much of the nation ……….. world was watching and listening. What politician would reject that opportunity? There never was, nor will there ever be.

          But, more than that, and what I’m trying to convey is that the “harm” was ginned by the RNC and team Trump.

          At no point was Cruz critical to Trump. Throughout his speech he laid out support for many of Trump’s ideas and initiatives. Throughout his speech he was critical of the DIms. He encouraged a huge arena full of Trump supporters to go out and vote and be active. This is harm?

          The only harm was the reaction.

        • Hillary is already using it.

        • suyts says:

          That’s, apparently, what the RNC and team Trump wanted.

        • Latitude says:

          At no point was Cruz critical to Trump….

          LOL…well no, the last time he tried it he lost an entire state….NY

  3. DirkH says:

    I have to say, after Draghi at the ECB from Goldman Sachs, the EU installed prime minister of Italy (Renzi?) from GS, Turnbull in Australia from GS, do you really need a presidential candidate married to a GS?
    I’m sure I forget a few dozen other globalists.

    • DirkH says:

      Yazenyuk in Ukraine.

    • DirkH says:

      Every recent Fed head.

    • suyts says:

      But, Trump never went after that particular point which would have resonated with many people. Instead, he chose to attack her physical attractiveness. And, then, his supporters seemed to expect Cruz to kneel and kiss his arse. It’s bizarre.

      • Politics, I guess. A non-profit politician would never show at a party thrown by a guy who insulted his wife. Unless he wanted to hurt him.

        • suyts says:

          Perhaps, but, then, why was he invited? Why was his speech approved? It was, btw, released by the RNC to the press just prior to the speech, word for word.

          Leftin, this was calculated. It was calculated by all parties. The RNC, team Trump, and Cruz. I don’t know why. But, Cruz delivered a speech very consistent with what I expected. I don’t know why people expected something different from him. Maybe they were hoping, maybe some haven’t followed him enough to know …… maybe …. I don’t know. But, I do know it was a great speech and it was as close to an endorsement of Trump that anyone could expect.

        • Latitude says:

          James, the only thing that was calculated was Cruz not endorsing Trump, and that was by Cruz. Trump approved his speech, the RNC approved it, whatever team Trump is approved it…
          …it was the people in the audience

          When Cruz listed what and how they should vote….and then left Trump out…it was like saying he’s not on that list to them. A slap down to every person there that supports Trump especially when they were thinking he’s going to endorse Trump…even worse

          If Cruz, of all people, didn’t figure that out ahead of time he’s brain dead…he knew it, he did it, and he did it on purpose……it’s no one’s fault but his

          And so what?…he got booed off the stage….big f’in deal

        • suyts says:

          And so what?…he got booed off the stage….big f’in deal

          Well,yeh, that’s my point. Cruz knew that was going to happen, everyone knew it halfway through his speech, but, he persisted. Trump knew that was going to happen, the RNC knew it was going to happen. They all did it anyway. But, the only ones who seem to be really, really mad about it are Trump supporters. …… because Unity!!!!! or something. And, all that had to happen was to let it go. It was a good speech. Instead, it was “attack!!!!!”. Because UNITY!!!!! or something. If there had not been such a reaction, then some people may have paid attention to Mike Pence’s speech, which, was a fantastic speech!!! And, that’s all I’m saying. No, Cruz’ speech wasn’t a ringing endorsement of Trump, but, it was an endorsement of many of his ideas. The call for unity seems to be one-sided and reconciliation seems to be only available if one kneels and kisses the ring of Trump. That’s not how it works. That’s not how it will ever work for me. And, apparently that’s not how it works for Ted Cruz.

        • Me says:

          And everyone knew the leftarded MSM will be all over it like they are, and I have never seen Don Lemon so giddy about it since he came out. LOL, but hey that is what they do!

  4. Latitude says:

    this is all I have to say about it…

    , by not endorsing Trump….Cruz was implying that Trump was not the candidate you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution.

    It was Trump’s Party, he won.
    Cruz lost.

    Cruz knew that if he spoke, everyone was expecting him to endorse Trump.
    Why else would he speak…he lost.

    He knew that…..

    Excepting the invitation and then not doing what he knew everyone was expecting…makes him look like the only reason he went was all about him and he just went to stir up sht.

    • Latitude says:

      ..or worse, he doesn’t take Trump supporters seriously…and he’s playing some game

    • suyts says:

      But, the RNC and team Trump knew this going in! That’s what I’m saying. You might have expected him to endorse, but, the RNC and team Trump knew he wasn’t. I don’t know why they invited him. Maybe it was for this purpose. I think it was a stupid purpose, but, that’s on the RNC and team Trump.

      And, btw, I don’t trust Trump to defend our freedom and be faithful to the Constitution. I hope and pray he will be better at it than Hillary, whom I know will not. But, there’s never been one time I thought Donald Trump even tried to convince me he would demonstrate fealty and obedience to the US Constitution. I can’t remember a time when he even referenced the Constitution.

      • Latitude says:

        Cruz’s one claim to fame is that he’s the high road candidate…
        ..then he took the lowest road

        He played the people at the convention…set them up
        ..and they booed him off the stage

        So what if the RNC and this team Trump knew…they’re not his keepers
        If they had told him no you would be really raising hell…..

        So what if they invited him?…is Cruz so stupid he didn’t see this coming?…or is he playing the victim?, he’s good at that. He was the one with the choice. At least they were gracious enough to invite him. And he’s the one that chose what he was and wasn’t going to say. He knew he was setting them up…..

        You don’t stop the enemy from making a total ass of themselves.And if what you’re saying is true, that the RNC and “team Trump” knew this going in…..then Cruz is a total fool for letting them do this to him……….

        Again, he’s going to need those exact same people to vote for him later.

        • suyts says:

          Okay, Lat, I’ll risk being redundant.

          At no point in his speech was he critical of Trump. He congratulated Trump on his win. Throughout his speech he was very supportive of many Trump initiatives and ideas. He encouraged a huge audience of Trump supporters to be engaged and vote. This hurt who and how? How is this a “low road”?

        • Latitude says:

          OK…
          The first half of Cruz’s speech he even got a standing ovation…
          even though he went on for almost a 1/2 hour…when they were all allotted 10 mins
          ..but then again, the big bad team Trump allowed him to do that too

          He did not get booed until he started making snarky remarks about the NY delegates..
          ..and started the “vote your conscience”…

          The boos started before he even got to the vote your conscience lecture….the boos started when he was ragging on NY

          But that did it….by going through that whole buildup of how important it is to….constitution….blah blah blah. conscience blah blah..sounds like any politician building up to endorsing someone…he knows how that’s done…he practices it
          He knew he was setting them up…..

          This what like some really bad knock knock joke….

        • Latitude says:

          At no point in his speech was he critical of Trump.

          You’re right…it’s called lying by omission

        • suyts says:

          What? What did he say or not say that equates to lying by omission? I would assume people didn’t read or hear his speech in the breakfast to the Texas delegates that morning. ……. where he referenced the moniker “lyin Ted”, in the same sentence he said “the SOBs”. If there was any expectation of an official endorsement it was because people weren’t paying attention. Cruz told the people in charge he wasn’t going to endorse. I never thought he would. He never indicated that he would. They asked him to speak on a world stage and he did. He would have been a fool not to do so.

          And, this is what I don’t get. Everyone knew Trump was burning some bridges on his way to the nomination. There is no reasonable expectation that the very people trying to travel on those burnt bridges would somehow suddenly come to love the person who burnt the bridges out from underneath them. As far as I can see, Cruz was as nice as he possibly could be without compromising how his supporters viewed him. I just don’t get the angst. It’s not like he did a Red State thing. It’s not like he did a Bush thing ….. or a Kasich thing ….. Did they want him to be like Christie? That wasn’t going to happen.

        • Latitude says:

          all right…at the risk of being redundant😉

          “But that did it….by going through that whole buildup of how important it is to….constitution….blah blah blah. conscience blah blah..sounds like any politician building up to endorsing someone…he knows how that’s done…he practices it
          He knew he was setting them up…..”

          Sounding just like any politician that is building up to endorsing someone….and then omitting it…and implying by omitting it that that person is not the person they should vote for because he won’t uphold the constitution blah blah blah….

          I know you would get it if it were the other way around….Cruz won, Trump signed a support contract, Trump give a over long speech about how to vote…and then doesn’t endorse Cruz implying you shouldn’t vote for Cruz…and at Cruz’s party no less

          …but big deal, Cruz got booed off the stage……not

      • Latitude says:

        I trust Trump to do some woopass…cause that’s what we need

      • I think Ted is smart enough to know the possible consequences. But, his fairly new at this too.

        And, we’ve all been over the lesser of two evils. If you ain’t didn’t score this drive, punting is the best strategy. Hope the punt pins the Libs inside their own 20.

  5. DirkH says:

    Ailes fired at Fox, doubtlessly for failing to stop Trump. CFR member Murdoch takes over.
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2016/07/21/report-roger-ailes-no-longer-fox-news-hq-exit-deal-60-million/

    Murdoch, Soros, Rockefeller, Kissinger… they’re all from 80 to 100 years old… Western NWO movement now looks like the central comittee of the communist party under Andropov….

    • suyts says:

      Yeh, I’ve been following. …… It’s a great test of a few things which I’ve been wondering about. Breitbart is kinda funny. ……. I’m so old I can remember when Ailes was enemy #1 at Breitbart ……. but, even before that, they proudly bannered Fox News as their partner. Now, he’s a poor victim. They told us that many of their (Fox News) prime time people will walk out with Ailes.

      I’ve watched Breitbart devolve. It’s an opinion rag on par with HuffPo. There’s some info at Breitbart, but, you have to sift through it to get information.

      • DirkH says:

        From Germany, I see the various media factions in the USA as hired guns for different people – Koch funds Tea party, Beck, and Dana Loesch working for Beck; looks like Ben Shapiro and that girl that he defends for her claims of being manhandled by Trump campaign manager – Michelle fields – switched to that side; I guess that’s the Cruz side? – and then Breitbart being funded lately by a hedgefund billionaire called Mezer (?) …. Another interesting figure is Peter Thiel.

        The left/NWO of course has their people as well, but, that’s such a slimepit…

    • Latitude says:

      I think FOX news is nothing more than a ruse…
      Give the morons a place to raise hell and wave their little red flags…keep them thinking they are accomplishing something…and then nothing

      Look at who runs it…

      • DirkH says:

        Well Murdoch is CFR, so, NWO.

      • Me says:

        We thought CTV here was conservative and the same until Ezra exposed them.

        • Me says:

          And now it makes sence why Mike Duffy and Pamela Walden came to light, and we now have another Trudeau here in power.

        • Me says:

          And Right now,I am listening to an acadimic complaining on CBC radio about what is happening in Turkey and they can’t go to conferences! Liberals and, or progressives that want this kind crack down on skeptics, but when it happens to them it’s suddenly human rights and a cry to why they don’t want a dictatorship or communist state. Musfar Coach err something.

        • Me says:

          And another thing, I never thought about it until recently. And Gator may know what I am talking about, but Lately CNN has been doing some “word count” thing lately? It reminds Me of someone that used the handle of Harry Hammer. Or Maybe Gator has a better record of it?

        • Me says:

          Ya know the same news network that says profileing is wrong and raceist and then every chance they get they use profileing against every conservative they can and make it a huge deal!

        • Me says:

          So James, ya can try to make a case for Ted, and say I told you so, but it is no different than what you don’t like. I thought real hard about the libertarian and as much as I like it and what it stands for, I can say I am a conservative. Still, even though liberals think that non believers are liberals, well I am not one of them, don’t want to be one of them, and don’t want to be associated with any of them. I like freedom, just like Ted was talking about, but freedom to what ends? Ya know I still like what Ted has to say, but it maybe the wrong time and wrong place in this time. And dirty deeds done dirt cheap? Well, we saw how well pouring money into the cestpool has done so far. Trillions in debt, and yet how much has Trump spent? Wonder where those Trllions are going? Maybe to the next biggest payoff. And I don’t think we are any better off up here, as we are just another sponge to suck from.

    • Latitude says:

      ..but that was “team Cruz” or something

      • Me says:

        Well, Trump didn’t start the attack until provoked, so it may have been a Super PAC but ya know who they supported and why the attack back.

        • Latitude says:

          Cruz never did apologize for that ad either….national TV and all

          But somehow Trump is supposed to apologize for a tweet….days later, when Cruz wouldn’t apologize

          poor little Cruz is such a victim….and big old mean Trump is such a bully

          I want a damn bully for a change!!! I’m sick and tired of all these little victims……

        • Me says:

          I was going to say something unless you want a spinless jellyfish like you have now, But with Zero, he knows exactly what he is doing, and that is why he is doing it. Zero knows the media will back him up, Academia,will back him up, unions will back him up, and the Race thang that hasn’t been this bad since he took office will back him up. And he will leave office, with this wake of crap to clean up while he is laughing, unless he can get a Turkey thing happen in the time he has left.

        • Me says:

          Latitude says:
          July 21, 2016 at 8:16 pm
          Cruz never did apologize for that ad either….national TV and all
          ———————-
          Yep, and I think we discussed that here as well.

    • suyts says:

      Well, the article you linked to says it all ……

      It’s bad enough that Cruz is being given a total pass for this, but liberal outrage at Trump is so great that they won’t even go after the SuperPAC that actually attacked Mrs. Trump.

      It would be difficult to attack Cruz for the ad when he didn’t actually do the ad. In fact, he had absolutely nothing to do with the ad. But, you, and the article you linked are equating that with a picture which still exists today on Donald Trump’s Twitter feed.

      So, let’s recap. Ted Cruz didn’t run an ad showing a near naked Trump wife. Donald Trump did post, and continues to post an unflattering image of Heidi Cruz. Yeh, it’s about the same/same ………. in some alternate universe. In reality world, there’s no equation. I really don’t get this stuff. Some group, which supported Cruz, but, could have absolutely no coordination with Cruz, did something mean to Mrs. Trump. So, fair’s/fair. Donald Trump should directly attack Cruz’ wife and essentially declare she’s ugly. Even though Ted nor Heidi had anything to do with the ad. Did I get that about right or did you not mention something else which justifies said behavior? …….. But, all of that is beyond the point of the post. Sure, some people don’t accept the norms of civil discourse. I get that, we all get that. But, then, for people to demand some sort of fealty to the people who can’t seem to accept societal mores from the very people they viciously attacked seems very strange to me. It is what it is. There’s animus between Cruz and Trump. It’s personal. I understand that. I don’t understand why other people don’t understand that.

      @ Lat …… “team Trump” …….. those would be the people in constant contact with Donald Trump. His advisors. The very people who get their marching orders from Trump. Trump, the person they answer to. That’s “team Trump”. Every candidate has such a team. I know you know this.

      • Latitude says:

        nope, I really didn’t know that…sounded like some cheer leading something
        Truth is…I’m not really paying that much attention to it all…it’s just politics as usual for me

      • Latitude says:

        I checked the time line again to be sure…
        Have you checked the time line? When was the picture put up with Mrs. Trump?..and how many days did Trump wait for Cruz to apologize before he fired back?

        No Cruz did not put it up himself, but he for sure knew about it. Some team Cruz or something put it up, but Cruz was well aware of it. You can’t say some team Trump doing all this mess and Trump’s responsible…without saying some team Cruz and Cruz is equally responsible.

        Cruz was perfectly fine with slamming Mrs. Trump as long as he was getting away with it. Now he’s claiming “picking on my family” because he didn’t get away with it..he was well aware that slam was out there on Mrs. Trump, he didn’t apologize for attacking Trump’s family…did he?

        …and don’t split hairs…they were both attacks…team Cruz put that picture out as an attack on Mrs. Trump…and they did it first…and Cruz never apologized for it

        …and if someone attacked your spouse like Cruz did first

        • suyts says:

          Lat, Cruz didn’t do that pic of Mrs. Trump. He, nor his team had anything to do with it. It would be illegal had they done so. Yes, I’m familiar with the timeline. I believe I posted on this when it was fresh. No, Cruz had no knowledge of it going up, nor, did anyone ask him if it was okay. How could he possibly “apologize” for something he had nothing to do with? That would be like me apologizing for the events in Orlando. I had nothing to do with it. Nor, did I endorse it. How could I apologize for it?

          But, let’s go beyond this. Who won? Trump did. So, Trump wants “unity” or something. Did you read the words of the speech? Was there something objectionable in it? All this is, is Trump supporters being really, really angry at people they need to beat Hillary. I get that people didn’t like what Cruz didn’t do …….. which is incredibly odd to me, but, whateve. I see today that Trump also took a swipe at Kasich, who would probably be much more deserving but silly at the same time.

          Neither Cruz, nor Kasich, is the enemy at this moment. Hillary is. So, Cruz said what he said, or, in this case, didn’t say what he didn’t say. At least he showed up and spoke, and espoused many of the same views Trump does. Apparently, that’s bad.

          Cruz doesn’t need unity, he’ll be a senator from Texas as long as he wants to be. Kasich will be a politician from Ohio as long as he wants to be. So ….. attack them because they haven’t given full throat support? What’s the objective?

          Lat, I know you are a freedom loving person as I am. How does it work when people demand an action rather than asking for an action? No one owes Donald Trump a damned thing. Tell me I have to do something, I’ll go the other way. I have to live, pay taxes, and die. Anything else better be a request. This is what Trump is running into. I don’t understand it. The enemy is over there. Don’t attack the people who can be allies. Some people didn’t like what Cruz didn’t say. That’s fine. Today, he’s not the enemy. He’s not the objective. Kasich isn’t the objective. He’s not the enemy. But, here we are. Why? Because someone decided (team Trump) they don’t need people like me. That’s fine and good. Not my monkies, not my circus. I’d like to play with them, but, they told me “no”. So be it.

        • Latitude says:

          Cruz had no intention of honoring the pledge when he signed it, none of them did..
          ..he was looking for an excuse
          This is just his excuse for not living up to his word.

          When Trump said that crack about Carly, she didn’t whine and demand an apology…
          .she got right in Trumps face, made fun of it…and let Trump have it.

          Cruz was not going to honor his pledge, this is just an excuse….it makes Cruz look weak and whiny

          …and it’s lame

        • philjourdan says:

          Carly and Trump are both Business people. Inherently honest. They love to use the rules to their advantage, but business is not like politics. You need to be smart AND honest as you do not have any FBI/AG angel to cover for your crimes.

      • Me says:

        Yeah, that was the first one I picked because I remembered what it was about and needed to go back and do a refresh. Remember when I left David Appel hanging with a direct quote from Phil Jones and left him hanging?

        • Me says:

          And yeah that was meant to burn him like the hypocrite he is, but that wasn’t my intent towards you, I wanted you think about it.

  6. Me says:

    http://realclimatescience.com/2016/07/mikey-likes-it-2/#comment-13341

    What I said there!

    Me says:

    July 22, 2016 at 7:10 am

    “Mikey Mann has me blocked on twitter. He can’t dispute the data, so he makes slimy personal attacks, and blocks me from responding. Progressives call this “science.””

    Well personally, I can say that you blocked Me when someone threatened Me with voilence at your word press site! All I ever did was defend you and sometimes disagreed with with you on hunting and riding your bike in the winter. But yet you let the offender that threatened Me still post after the fact! So what say you Tony?

    Reply

    Me says:

    July 22, 2016 at 8:03 am

    So do you want to make that right or what? Or be like the Democrats and the hide the decline crew?

    Reply

  7. Me says:

    And for those that don’t know, Snip tool. Now ya do. Why do ya think WUWT site says snip at times? Ya think it was to delete your post? Na it was to screen capture your comment and delete yer post while holding your post in a saved file, just incase they need it! Just letting ya know! And now ya know!😉

  8. philjourdan says:

    Trump could not have abrogated the pledge. He is the nominee and supports himself.

  9. philjourdan says:

    The pledge not withstanding, James, you brought this on yourself. I use the you in the plural sense. Was it not you that said we had to back McConnell no matter what? That gave us Trump. Each time you favored a favorite over a conservative for the “good of the republicans”, you added more votes to Trump. I railed against McConnell and his ilk. You said it could not be done. Yet I did my part (Cantor is gone). If you do not have the faith of your convictions, you get a Trump.

    I supported Cruz. I voted for Cruz. His breaking of his word is very serious to me. I expect it of regular politicians. I was hoping Cruz was different. It appears not. I will vote for Trump. Because like most of his supporters who could not care less about his positions, I am mad as hell and not going to take it any more. It is NOT Trump’s positions that won him the nomination. It is the fact that he is anti-establishment. I said 4 years ago (actually I said it 8 years ago), that hijacking a party and moving it to your view does not work. The Republicans are merely democrats in waiting. I am conservative. And I have no more in common with most republicans than I do with democrats. You want conservative? Then be true to your ideals. Do not “settle” because you “think” a candidate can win. Support the conservative.

    If you just want to win – like the democrats do – keep supporting whomever you think will win. And you will get more McConnells, Boehners and Ryans. But no conservatives.

    But I will not be voting for them. I do not care if they have a snowball’s chance in hell. No one gave Dave Brat any chance either.

    • suyts says:

      Yes, it was me saying to support McConnell. Thanks for bringing that up again. 😉 I was, clearly, wrong. I dearly regret it. I would say, in my defense, his voting record is significantly different today than what it was when I asked people to support him. As it turns out, there were many people out there who knew the man’s character much better than I did.

      You are 100% correct. Trump occurred because Repubs refused to back conservative causes. And, like you, I can’t imagine an America with Hillary as POTUS, so, Trump it is.

      It’s well past time for a 3rd party.

  10. sth_txs says:

    I guess I can understand Ted being unhappy with some of the things said during the campaign. But he could have sucked just a bit. And let us remember there is not much anti-establishment about Cruz. I think Ted could be a decent SC nominee in the future, but let us not forget he does have many establishment links.

  11. kim2ooo says:

    I GOTTA FEELING I’M about to pizz a lot of you all off.

    You see, I believe uif you didn’t vote for Mr. Cruz in the primaries…………. Ya got LITTLE to bitch about.

    As a family unit WE VOTED FOR Mr. Cruz…. and partly, BECAUSE OF Mr. Trumps attacks.

    If you remember, Mr Cruz was all happy to ride Mr Trumps “Slipstream” – Until Mr Trump cleared most of the political crappers out.

    MR Cruz was delivered black eyes and split lips on Mr Trump, BY THOSE OF US WHO VOTED FOR HIM.

    It’s called INTEGRITY……….. I GAVE MY WORD! Not ” I will support whoever wins IF IT”S ON A THURSDAY.

    THO SHALL NOT ——– NOT THO SHALL NOT STEAL, KILL, WHATEVER, EXCEPT!

    MR CRUZ – Take notice. You have shown the same integrity has Hillary.

    • philjourdan says:

      Now how are you going to piss me off? I voted for Cruz as well.😉

        • cdquarles says:

          I also supported Ted Cruz, for at the time, I thought he was the better man. That did not turn out to be so, but🙂, I will vote for Trump. We simply cannot have another D as president right now. I did not vote for O, either time. I knew what he was and what he represented. I would have stayed home with McCain, had he *not* picked Palin. That McCain and others did not support Palin when the long knives came out bothered me. I did like Romney, as a person; yet was concerned about him given his previous record as Governor of Massachusetts. No, that state is not what it was when Sam Adams was alive. Still, Romney was miles better than O, so, I held my nose. I’ve had to do that more times than I’ve had a candidate that I could be enthusiastic about, for the only one since I gained voting eligibility, in 1980 was, Ronaldus Magnus. If I didn’t see some of Reagan in Trump, I’d be more worried. It still does bother me that Trump seems to not understand the philosophy behind the founding.

        • philjourdan says:

          CD – I am older than you! I gladly voted for Ford in 76 (only because Carter was such a buffoon at the time), but have found it hard to vote FOR someone since 84. I voted FOR W in 2k. But every other vote was against the other guy. I voted 3rd party twice 92 and 08 (not for Perot in 92).

        • cdquarles says:

          Had the 1980 rules been in place prior to 1976’s race, I would still not have been eligible then, but only barely. Yep, they dropped it from 21 to 18 after that election, if I’m remembering correctly. That’s something December babies deal with.

    • Latitude says:

      Didn’t piss me off one bit…..I agree with you

      Hey Kim!!! (insert wavy hand thingy here)

    • kim2ooo says:

      ***** THOU***** Sorry puttin up strawberries🙂

  12. kelly says:

    Trump is happy for airtime. Seems Cruz gave him some more so of course Trump likes it and also if the Trump supporters are pissed, guess what they will make sure they turn out to vote. Although I don’t really like the guy Trump is smart when it comes to publicity very very smart.

    • DirkH says:

      The more left and PC media gets the easier that is: You just have to be their enemy.

    • Latitude says:

      Hey Kelly…that’s the characteristic I think is most important…
      Exactly what we have to have to beat the political machine…republican and democrat..and whoop up on the liberal media and stop letting them get away with it.
      Trump is the only one that can do that….and he will…he will be on the air every night calling them on their BS

    • philjourdan says:

      You did a good summation. People who look at Trump like a “regular” candidate are always going to miss what is happening.

  13. cdquarles says:

    Time for some music.

  14. DirkH says:

    Munich terrorist was probably not “Persian immigrant” as claimed by German state but rather Syrian anti-Assad sunni under Interpol observation. Claims Walid Shoebat.
    https://dirkhblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/22/developing-terror-in-munich/comment-page-1/#comment-202

    • Latitude says:

      Dirk, looks like you guys are getting an attack by a displaced immigrant every week now…..

      …and British intelligence says Erdogan planned the coup……

      • DirkH says:

        More like every day:
        Friday: Sonboly kills 9 in Munich
        Saturday: Syrian refugee kills woman, injures 5 in Reutlingen south of Stuttgart, until a Turk runs him over with his BMW.
        Sunday: Explosion at music festival with 2,500 visitors in Ansbach near Nuremberg. Only perp killed, as security wouldn’t let him in- HE HAD NO TICKET!!!! This Syrian refugee had his application rejected as he already had applied in Bulgaria. He was marked for extradition but that never happened . He had all the tools to make his bomb IN THE ASYLUM HOME!!!!!

        With regards to the Machete attack: Those happen every few weeks for YEARS now but it is the first time one of these makes national headlines.

        People here don’t actually know the RAMPANT massacres happening ALL THE TIME in the No Go Areas (or at night on weekends in inner cities) – they are reported only in the police reports and in the local press so ordinary Germans do not get the situation room perspective that I have… I use aggregators like asylterror.com or go to the police websites myself.

        So it happened last year that I worked in Velbert and asked a colleague from nearby Hattingen, hey, do you know that school where that girl had her throat slashed? And he didn’t even know that it happened at all in his 20,000 inhabitants small town…

        People don’t know… so they stay unprepared. I carry some hard and heavy objects in my luggage at all times.

    • Latitude says:

      say what?

      Muslims Disrupt Mourners at Munich Memorial With Shouts of ‘Allahu Akbar!’

      http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/25/muslims-disrupt-mourners-at-munich-memorial-with-shouts-of-allahu-akbar/

  15. DirkH says:

    DNC’s Luis Miranda e mail leak confirms Trump was right about Cruz’s father a anti-Batista radical.
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-25/was-trump-right-leaked-dnc-email-shines-unexpected-light-cruzs-militant-father

  16. I voted for Cruz. I didn’t sign no stinkin’ pledge. I will be voting for Gary Johnson this fall. I didn’t leave the Republican Party. It left me. …Now, anyone want to insult me or my family?

  17. Latitude says:

    Dirk, I wish you could watch our news over here…you would be getting a kick out of it

    The MSM can’t cover the democrat convention…without mentioning over and over how divided the republican party is….
    …when we know all the democrats are on Ebay shopping for nuclear weapons right now

  18. Me says:

    I like it! I like it alot!

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