There is a huge divide in the R party right now on “Establishment” vs “Non-Establishment”. Hopefully it’s not permanent and can be worked out.
The normally mild-mannered Mike Lee (R-UT) defends Ted Cruz. Mike Lee is rated as the #1 conservative with a CR Liberty score of 100%, the only Senator so rated.
After reviewing the delegate situation state by state, Michael Harrington at RedState has called the nomination in favor of Ted Cruz:
I see a zero probability chance of a Brokered Convention. I am a statistician saying this. Understand the planet will explode from the inside before a Brokered Convention happens. Have I made myself clear? I hope so. Oh and every star in the galaxy can explode at once before a brokered convention. I really hope people understand how certain I am at this point.
I also declare at this point a 99% chance of a Ted Cruz victory in a Contested Convention. This includes a 75% chance of winning on the second ticket. I also predict an 85% chance of a Contested Convention happening, which means at this point I am predicting in very strong Terms that Ted Cruz is the nominee.
Repeating, Ted Cruz has essentially won the nomination at this point, it would be great if the remaining States made it happen for first ticket in a sign of solidarity.
Note: A “Contested Convention” is when no nominee has a majority of the delegates prior to the convention. A “Brokered Convention” is when no nominee secures the nomination on the the first ballot and additional rounds of voting are required to select the nominee.
For the full story, see The Actual Delegate Count, in Full Breakdown.
Trump has run a “Top Only” campaign where he is the source of votes, money, and influence. … Ted Cruz must rely upon influencing people at the grass roots to get his votes, money, and even further influence. Add the data metrics the Ted Cruz campaign is using, the volunteer base that is conservatives and Tea Party in make up, and Ted Cruz has the most effective campaign in the known history of the World. No other candidate could win versus Trump and it shows just how good Ted Cruz is that he has effectively won against Donald Trump.
Trump lost to the only candidate in history who could beat Trump in this election. Ted Cruz is running a campaign better than any candidate in United States History for its capabilities. Trump should not be humiliated by that.
From Conservative Review:
“Last weekend, Ted Cruz crushed Trump in Colorado. It was a process that began on March 1. On that evening, tens of thousands of Colorado Republicans met in caucuses to select delegates to county conventions. Those delegates then met to select delegates to the district and state conventions, who then select the national convention delegates. This is exactly what happened in Colorado. Like it has every four years, since 1912.
Trump has used the Colorado caucuses to amplify the notion that the process has been rigged against him. It isn’t. In fact, the Republican nominating process has been engineered to help the front-runner, which in this case is Trump. A stark reminder of that came this past week when Missouri officials finally certified the primary election. Trump ended up 0.2 percent above Cruz and walked away with over 70 percent of the delegates. The process is rigged for the front-runner to quickly reach a majority. That Trump has failed to do so is nobody’s fault but his own.”
Global Warming is corporatism and crony capitalism at its worst. At $1.5 trillion annually, it is one of the biggest scams in history. Just follow the money. The big corporations love the onerous, useless and expensive regulations because they can afford it and it buys them effective barriers against smaller companies and they like anything that leads to a monopoly. Plus, a few well placed donations buys them any exclusive exemptions they may want. The faux scientists love it too as they can get funding and prestige for anything that promotes global warming. Bought and paid for. What’s not to love? And the politicians love it too. Not only do they get the big donations but they get to scoop up the “feels good to save the planet” votes of the scam victims. Yup, everyone wins except the poor and the middle class who bear the costs.
Some conservatives have confused Ted Cruz with the “Republican Establishment”. It is not so. He’s been a first term Senator for less than 4 years and has spent his time blistering both R’s and D’s from the Senate floor. Some of his speeches would make your hair curl. He exposes the political games to public view and that’s why the DC crowd hates him so.
Democrat Convention Schedule
Monday, July 25, 2016
Free lunch, medical marijuana, and bus ride to the Convention
Forms distributed for Food Stamp enrollment.
Group Voter Registration for Illegal Immigrants.
Address on “Being the Real You”
Rachel Dolezal, former Head of the Seattle NAACP and
“How to Bank $200 Million as a
public Servant and claim to be broke”
How to have a successful career
without ever having a job, and
still avoid paying taxes!
A Seminar Moderated by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson
Medals of Freedom presentation to
Army deserter Bo Bergdahl
for serving with Honor and Distinction
National Security Advisor Susan Rice
Invitation-only Autograph Session
Souvenir photographs of Hillary and
Chelsea dodging Sniper Fire in Bosnia
General vote on praising Baltimore rioters,
and on using the terminology
“Alternative Shoppers” instead of “Looters”
Breakout session with Bill Clinton
for women on avoiding the upcoming draft
The White House “Semantics Committee” Meeting
General vote on re-branding “Muslim Terrorism” as
“Random Acts of Islamic Over-Exuberance”
“Liberal Bias in Media“ How we can make it work for you!
Tutorial sponsored by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, PBS,
the Washington Post and the New York Times
with Guest Speaker, Brian Williams
Tribute Film to the Brave Freedom Fighters
still incarcerated at GITMO
Personal Finance Seminar –
“Businesses Don’t Create Jobs”
Short film, “Setting Up Your Own Illegal
Email Server While Serving in A
Cabinet Post and How to Pretend
It’s No Big Deal”
Hosted by Hillary Clinton
Official Nomination of Hillary
Bill Maher and Chris Matthews
Harry & Bess
Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of the other 42 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.
The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri. His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.
When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an ‘allowance’ and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.
After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.
When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, “You don’t want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn’t belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it’s not for sale.”
Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, “I don’t consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise.”
As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.
Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale.
Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, “My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference!
I say dig him up and clone him!