Sunday, December 13, 2015

Apparently Ted Cruz is crushing Donald Trump in the Iowa state polls. That really does not make me feel any better about the GOP nomination process.

Courtesy of the Des Moines Register:  

Seven weeks from the caucuses, Ted Cruz is crushing it in Iowa. 

The anti-establishment congressional agitator has made a rapid ascent into the lead in the GOP presidential race here, with a 21 percentage-point leap that smashes records for upsurges in recent Iowa caucuses history. 

Donald Trump, now 10 points below Cruz, was in a pique about not being the front-runner even before the Iowa Poll results were announced Saturday evening. He wasted no time in tearing into Cruz — and the poll — during an Iowa stop Friday night. 

Ben Carson, another "Washington outsider" candidate, has plunged 15 points from his perch at the front of the pack in October. He's now in third place. 

"Big shakeup," said J. Ann Selzer, pollster for The Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll. "This is a sudden move into a commanding position for Cruz."

Ted Cruz?

Personally I do not think that it is, in any way, a more reasonable choice than Donald Trump or Ben Carson. 

In fact the very idea that these three are at the top of the polls is the stuff of nightmares.

I would ask what is wrong the the Republican party, but I guess I already know the answer.

I just keep hoping that I'm wrong.


  1. If he can be forgiven, this novice atheist has been telling himself to 'pray' for the continued robust health of Hillary...

    1. Anonymous7:12 PM

      I like the Clinton/Sanders ticket.

  2. Anonymous12:15 PM

    Go Cruz! Join the ranks of previous GIP Iowa caucus winners like Rick Santorum & Michele Bachmann!

    1. Anonymous2:48 PM

      Isn't this where they pay them for their votes with concert tickets etc?

  3. Anonymous12:21 PM

    I still want to know why both of them met behind closed doors earlier this fall. I consider this political theater; their plan is in place.

    Don't trust 'em as far as I can throw 'em? This 120 pound frame can't even lift 'em off the floor.

    Snakes in the grass, with the she-male serpent stoking the fire.

  4. Anonymous12:33 PM

    Cruz's freshman year roommate at Princeton said he'd rather have anyone -- even someone from the phone book -- as President than Ted Cruz.

    Of the various sadistic tricks young Mr. Cruz carried out was to steal money from the roommates's wallet, which said roommate had left on his desk, unguarded. The purpose of stealing the money was to teach the roommate a lesson.

    1. Anonymous12:52 PM

      Another story is that oh-so-funny Raphael "Ted" Cruz used to "forget" to flush the toilet about once a week, to gross out his roommate.
      It seems to have had the desired effect, all these years later.

    2. Anonymous1:32 PM

      Cruz is a 'KINK" lover..

  5. Anonymous12:48 PM

    The abscess in the Republican party is so horrible, that the pus is out of control!
    I do not believe their is a cure, nor do they want one.
    I will put my energy with Hillary.

  6. Anonymous1:00 PM

    Serious question: has anyone ever seen his mother? Where is she?
    She's the only way he can pretend to be an American citizen, since his father was Cuban and he was born in Canada. Yet this "Delaware-born" mother isn't front and center.
    When will Donald Trump send his team of investigators to search our the answer to this birther question?

    1. Anonymous1:12 PM

      Whisper campaign says she revoked her US citizenship to become a Canadian; she was not a US citizen when Cruz was born in Canada. That's why she's nowhere to be found. Texas is too dumb to make Cruz show proof of her US citizenship; he technically doesn't qualify to be a US Senator, if true. Can't wait for Trump to get into this: you know he will!

    2. Anon@1.12p - only Presidents and Vice Presidents have the requirement to be born on American soil or have a parent who is a citizen. Senators and Representatives and Governors don't have that requirement. In fact, Michigan's former governors, Jennifer Granholm, was a cracker jack and would have gone further in Democratic politics except that she was born in Canada.

    3. Anonymous3:34 PM

      Yes. True. And Daddy Cruz was a Canadian/Cuban before he renounced both after 40 years here to become 'American.' We should have denied him. I thin k you are correct about his mother...they all became Canadians when they moved there, and she may not have ever renounced it, which means little Teddy is NOT eligible for the WH.
      Frankly, it'll be something like that that catches the attention of the press, not the truly dangerous beliefs he has about the Seven Mountains theology.

    4. Were it not for just one thing, Ted Cruz could have had dual Canadian-US citizenship on account of the circumstances of his birth. The Canadian part comes from his having been born in Calgary Alberta. For the US part, it would—as I understand it—have sufficed for even just one of his parents to have been a US citizen at the time of his birth. However, according to his parents, in particular his mother, had become Canadian citizens prior to his birth. Perhaps she was able to retain her US citizenship as well?

    5. Anonymous4:18 PM

      There were apparently difficulties for Cruz when he attempted to renounce his Canadian citizenship. He had to prove that his mother was an American citizen and that he would not become stateless. This seemed to take a while as there doesn't appear to be any public documentation that his mother was born in Delaware as Cruz has maintained.

      Here's an interesting article from this summer about those whispers about his mother's citizenship:

      Also this one:

    6. Anonymous7:08 AM

      @Phoebe - @2:28. Does the US Senate allow for dual citizenship? Cruz had "dual citizenship" until this year.

  7. Anonymous1:08 PM

    There is just something so creepy about Ted Cruz. There is nothing in the least sexy about him. His voice makes me think of a eunuch in a 17th century French court and he seems to be intellectually compromised by some very scary and bizarre notions about religion in every day life.

    1. Anonymous1:53 PM

      1:08. God I totally agree with you.And his doughy, sweaty physique adds to the allure. He is so ugly, in so many ways.

    2. Anonymous2:18 PM

      I agree with you too. He's slimy looking and he is just too crazy for words.

    3. Anonymous2:22 PM

      Cruz is a creep. Everything about him is creepy.

    4. Anonymous3:18 PM

      Agree with all the above comments regarding Cruz' "creepyness". He's repulsive in every way.

    5. Anonymous4:31 PM

      Cruz looks like a slightly skeezier version of Tom Delay!

    6. Anonymous4:34 PM

      He just oozes snake oil. YUCK!!!!!!

    7. Anonymous5:55 PM

      I agree. He's beyond creepy and totally repulsive.

      However, I think that makes him unelectable, at least as president. Texas would elect anything, apparently.

  8. Anonymous1:09 PM

    Wasn't this little piggie born in Canada? I still say somewhere in his (J)genes lie the DNA of Liberaci. This dude is frighteningly dangerous, as is his fucked up loony father. Although I would rather see this snaggletoothed psycho get the nom instead of Chump. Rump is a much more accomplished liar.

    1. Anonymous1:43 PM

      And I still say, this is what the Republican Party has become? Not only "no" but hell no!

  9. Anonymous1:50 PM

    Donald Trump: The problem with Ted Cruz is he’s ‘a bit of a maniac’

    Is the bromance over?

    Donald Trump says Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is “a bit of a maniac” who doesn’t have the “right temperament” to be president.

    “The way he’s dealt with the Senate — where he goes in frankly like a bit of a maniac — you never get things done that way,” Trump said on “Fox News Sunday.” “You can’t walk into the Senate and scream and call people liars and not be able to cajole and get along with people. He’ll never get anything done. That’s the problem with Ted.”

    Trump, on the other hand, says he has “much better temperament” than Cruz.

    “I actually get along with people much better than he does,” the Republican frontrunner said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “You know people don’t know that about me. I actually have a great relationship with people. In fact, I was criticized in the beginning because I get along with Democrats and liberals and Republicans and conservatives — I get along with everybody.”. ...


    1. Anonymous2:10 PM

      A better temperament? Well alrighty then....


    2. Anonymous2:17 PM

      Bromance? Threesome with Palin.
      She works hard for the money.

    3. Anonymous3:31 PM

      Gets along with everybody? Well, except Muslims, immigrants, women who don't look like supermodels, actresses who think, liberals, Obama...gee, Donnie, who's left again?

  10. Anonymous1:54 PM

    What is scarier to me than the candidates is their followers. Jeez, are we breathing the same air?

    1. Anonymous3:29 PM

      I think their's is more polluted than ours!

  11. Anonymous2:03 PM

    Candidates being "reasonable" has nothing to do with this.

    Religious and political extremists call the shots in the Iowa Republican Caucuses.

    "Since the October poll, Cruz got strong reviews in two debates, stepped up his visits to Iowa and was validated by an endorsement from U.S. Rep. Steve King, a kingmaker in conservative circles.

    Cruz is now leading with two critical blocs in the Republican caucus electorate: evangelical conservatives (45 percent) and tea party conservatives (39 percent)."

    Recent other Republican successes in Iowa:

    Michele Bachmann,Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney.

    2007 straw poll (August 2007 so this was before Obama FUD was a major factor) results. (This was the one where candidates purchased tickets and bused in voters.) Results:

    1 Mitt Romney 4,516 31.6%
    2 Mike Huckabee 2,587 18.1%
    3 Sam Brownback 2,192 15.3%
    4 Tom Tancredo 1,961 13.7%
    5 Ron Paul 1,305 9.1%
    6 Tommy Thompson 1,039 7.3%
    7 Fred Thompson 203 1.4%
    8 Rudy Giuliani 183 1.3%
    9 Duncan Hunter 174 1.2%
    10 John McCain 101 0.7%
    11 John H. Cox 41 0.3%
    Total 14,302 100%

    So the crazy car of Huckabee Brownback Tancredo and Ron Paul got 56% of the votes.

    1. Anonymous3:29 PM

      But the eventual nominee was McCain, so Iowa really means nothing. Their choice is generally NOT the nominee.

    2. Anonymous6:30 PM

      In a country of 300 million people we're getting excited about 14K votes?

  12. Anonymous2:23 PM

    This man Cruz, is beyond creepy.

  13. Caroll Thompson2:49 PM

    Don't forget about the debate Tuesday night. I think I will be having a cocktail or two and try to watch it. If it were not a work night, we could all make it a drinking game where you have to have a drink every time they say Radical Islam.

  14. Anonymous2:51 PM

    Well according to SNL George W. is planning on jumping in to save the day and run again :)

  15. Anonymous2:54 PM

    I'll say it again--Ted Cruz is the truly dangerous asshole. Reminding everyone he cost the country 24 billion $ for a 16-day shutdown of gov't, and we all paid higher interest rates for it. He.does.not.give.a.fuck--Ted Cruz just works for Ted Cruz.

  16. jkarov3:01 PM

    Cruz is a truly despicable Christo-fascist tyrant.

    If he was elected President he would not hesitate to plunge the USA
    into a 2nd Crusade against the entire Islamic world, and starting Word War 3 if it fit with something his "god" told him.

    Ted is a monster, a horrific conflation of legalistic hard core bible thumper, and
    a radical idealogue, hell bent on theocracy at home, and war with the world

    1. Anonymous4:01 PM

      He is all that you say 3:01 but the religious schtick is all an act. This is a man with zero belief in any higher power than his own. His old man is a bibble nut but Ted just sees religion as another tool to pander to those he looks down upon. Remember, his college friends said he wouldn't speak to anyone who wasn't Ivy League. As if he 'was' anything better. But he's nothing more than an ugly self-serving, power mad, egotistical piece of trash created by the cesspool of lies and ramblings of his mad-cow father. Look at pictures of his children, you see fear in their eyes not paternal devotion. The wife is textbook Stepford.

  17. Anonymous3:23 PM

    Every time I go to a knitting tutorial on youtube, there's a Cruz ad. The way to win Iowa, I guess.

  18. Anonymous3:35 PM

    Ted Cruz reminds me of Jim Jones. In looks and in thought.
    Scary fuck just like his old man.

  19. Anonymous3:38 PM

    He's there because he's a KnitWhit.

  20. Anita Winecooler3:48 PM

    He does not like green eggs and ham, sam I am. Great, he'll recite Grimm's fairy tales at State of the Union Speeches.

    There should be a warning before showing a photo of his mug, or at least have him dressed in orange, holding a black and white numbered card in profile and straight on.

    OK Donald, you're not being treated fairly, are you a man of your word? Leave the Party and run as an independent. If not you're a worse liar than Sarah Palin.

  21. Anonymous4:10 PM

    Ha, that photo of Ted, man, that is one slick-looking dude.

    He's probably thinking the nomination is his. This is all so hilarious, and no one really knows where it's going, except that Hillary will be the next President.

  22. Anonymous4:29 PM

    I'm looking at this picture of Ted Cruz and I believe we need to know if he's a closet Turd Burglar.

    1. Anonymous6:52 PM

      Or maybe a rump ranger. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

  23. Anonymous5:16 PM

    Anything to shut that big blowhard up. Take the wind out of his sails. He does need to lose a couple of primaries to make good on his promise. If he is not treated fairly, he will quit. Iowa, get rid of Trump. Cruz is so far tot he right that he can't win.

  24. Now we know why the GOP is already talking about a brokered convention. So that no matter who "wins" they can topple the nutjob and replace them with a sane candidate that won't make them look like racist, idiot bigots. The fix is in. Now we just have to guess who the powers behind the curtain have anointed to be the new "prince".

    1. Anonymous4:57 AM

      LOL how true

  25. Anonymous2:46 AM

    Trump is a bafoon but Cruz is a swarmy lier that would do and say anything to get elected. People seem to not care he shut down the government while he read green eggs and ham. Cruz is much more dangerous in my book. I hope Trump or Carson make an independent run to split the party.

  26. Anonymous4:10 AM


    ‘I Trolled Trump At A Frank Luntz Focus Group’

    “I want him to get the nomination to get completely destroyed in the general. The older generation in my party needs to understand we can’t have this pro-war, anti-immigrant nonsense anymore… we need to lose this [election] in order to ever win again,” Wille said. “He needs to get destroyed in order for us to understand the path forward. Hillary is probably going to be the next president, and I don’t like that at all.”....

    .... “On everything Trump said, they would automatically go into defense mode,” he told The Daily Beast. “We’re definitely going to lose. The party is going to fracture—these guys are so committed to Trump, they are going to defend him no matter what

    Read more at:

  27. Anonymous5:19 AM

    Sarah Palin you DUMBFUCK! All the years you conned your followers telling them you are thinking about running for president. Sarah Palin you CHICKEN SHIT! This could have been your year! No way you had a chance in 2012,

    Sarah 2016 is your year, you could win the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination!

  28. Anonymous5:48 AM

    Sarah Palin wants everybody to believe she wrote what she tweeted below regarding Marion Maréchal-Le Pen and 16 Centuries of Christian France.

    Whats funny is Sarah Palin doesn't know American history our American politics.

    Sarah Palin-Verified account ‏@SarahPalinUSA

    My latest op-ed Breitbart......

    Breitbart NewsEXCLUSIVE - Sarah Palin: Marion Maréchal-Le Pen and 16 Centuries of Christian France

    Young Marion Maréchal-Le Pen is unashamed to champion France’s Judeo-Christian identity and heritage as something worth preserving and fighting for. With France (and indeed all of Europe) caught up...

    View on web

    10:07 PM - 13 Dec 2015


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