Why Did Ted Cruz Flip-Flop on Edward Snowden?

I have felt that Ted Cruz has been shifting his positions lately but I didn’t have concrete details about it until I saw Ben Swan’s video. Please watch it if you have time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VlL33JBb0s Swan is absolutely correct about Edward Snowden’s role in legislation. Snowden empowered Congress to deal (however weakly) with NSA surveillance because, until he blew the whistle, Congress was kept ignorant of it. Edward Snowden is a hero and Ted Cruz’s earlier statements Read more […]

Bob Dole Would Prefer Donald Trump to Ted Cruz

Donald Trump has obviously benefitted from an anti-politician feeling among Americans. He is perceived as the heroic outsider and the ultimate anti-establishment candidate. Establishment mouthpieces have claimed that he is an existential threat to the Republican Establishment. But maybe Ted Cruz is the anti-establishment President despite a history in government and his status as a Senator. Even Donald Trump seems to affirm that Cruz is more of an outsider by saying that everybody hates him and Read more […]

The Senate Doesn’t Hate Ted Cruz because of His Personality, but His Politics

Maybe “hate” is too strong a word. The issue was raised by Donald Trump and the Washington Times ran a story about it. Donald Trump’s claim that Sen. Ted Cruz is “nasty” and “everybody hates” him in Washington isn’t ringing true with his Senate colleagues, who say he’s a passionate legislator — though they haven’t rushed to embrace the Texan, either. So Trump says they hate Ted Cruz. The thing to keep in mind is that the Washington Times attempts to serve a conservative, Read more […]

New York Values Are OK because Terrorist Attack

The way people, even conservatives, are piling on Ted Cruz for questioning “New York values” is delusional. Newser.com tells us, Ted Cruz is eliciting particularly strong reaction this week—especially from people in the Empire State. In a Tuesday radio interview, Cruz railed against Donald Trump, saying the businessman “embodies New York values,” BuzzFeed reports. Cruz followed up on Fox News, telling Megyn Kelly, per the Washington Post: “The rest of the country knows exactly what New York values Read more […]

Did Anyone Else Hate Nikki Haley’s Response to… Donald Trump? Ted Cruz?

The speech above was purported to be a response to Barack Obama’s State of the Union message. Hardly. I only bothered to listen to the speech because my Facebook feed yesterday was full of attacks on Ann Coulter for the tweets about Haley’s speech. While I didn’t bother to find out what Coulter wrote (because I don’t really care), I did get curious about Haley’s speech. And, for the record, I have heard nothing but good things about Haley. I certainly liked her more than Trump and, in Read more […]

Kathleen Parker Doesn’t Understand Christianity or Ted Cruz

Unbelievable. Listen to what she says about Ted Cruz on CNN: The video was posted by Newsbusters: On the 11 January 2016 edition of CNN’s AC360, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker revealed her own ignorance of Christian teachings, as she targeted Senator Ted Cruz for something “astonishing” he recently said at a campaign stop: “”I don’t think there’s any chance Ted Cruz can win a general — and here’s why….He said…’It’s time for the Body of Christ to rise up and support me.’ Read more […]

This Is How Intensely Trump Is Trying to Win

In my opinion the news media is covering this wrong. Newser.com summarizes: While other candidates have made Iowa their home away from home, spending the night in hotels and motels before America’s first caucus, Donald Trump has taken a different approach. Trump flies home to Manhattan in one of his private planes or copters so he can snooze in his own bed in Trump Tower every night, reports Reuters. For instance, Trump attended eight campaign events in Iowa in November and December, and he hightailed Read more […]

Hillary Clinton Claims Republicans Will Repeal Obamacare. Probably Lying.

Wouldn’t if be nice if Hillary was speaking the truth? CNS News tells us, “Hillary Clinton: Republicans ‘Would Repeal the Affordable Care Act’” In her opening statement at the third Democratic presidential debate hosted by ABC News at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire on Saturday night, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Democrats have to “prevent the Republicans from rolling back the progress that we’ve made.” “They would repeal the Affordable Care Act–not improve Read more […]

Ted Cruz Avoids Trouble for Talking about Secret Law?

The exchange above almost got Ted Cruz in trouble. NBC News reports: “Did Ted Cruz Reveal Classified Information at the GOP Debate?” The Senate Intelligence Committee now says that it is not formally investigating whether Ted Cruz may have revealed classified information when discussing the government’s ability to monitor phone records during Tuesday night’s Republican debate. “The Committee is not investigating anything said during last night’s Republican Presidential debate,” the two top Read more […]

Dare We Hope that Ted Cruz is Hostile to the Neocons?

The question raised by this story at National Review is: Does this reflect Ted Cruz’s real position or is he posing? (I don’t think of Ted Cruz as someone who is likely to pose, but it almost seems too good to be true.) We are told in the headline, “Many GOP Foreign-Policy Leaders Are Suspicious of Ted Cruz.” An influential chorus within the Republican establishment is raising questions about whether Ted Cruz can be trusted on foreign policy. Among this crowd, Cruz’s use of the term “neocon” Read more […]

Republicans Don’t Play Identity Politics

Conservatives have many reasons to be disappointed with the GOP. But here is something they’re mostly getting right. In the Washington Post we read, “The GOP’s identity-politics crisis: Holding race-card aces but loath to play them.” Juan Rodriguez, a Colombian immigrant and Republican businessman in Des Moines, is on a mission to persuade his employees, nearly all Hispanic Democrats, to elect a president from what they think of as the party of white guys. This year, with three minorities among Read more […]

Cruz vs. White House Terror Apologists

Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz called out President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry over their public comments this week in the wake of the Paris massacre. After Obama publicly criticized Republicans (though not the dozens of Democrats who have joined them) for seeking to temporarily block importation of Syrian refugees Cruz said, “Instead of engaging in political warfare, how about the president do his job as commander-in-chief? “He seems more upset that Republicans are calling Read more […]