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Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:40 AM

Cruz Blocked From Adelsonís RNC Suite After Refusing To Endorse Trump



http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/cruz-blocked-sheldon-adelson-suite
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Billionaire GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson refused Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) entry to his suite at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night after the Texas senator declined to endorse Donald Trump in his speech, CNN reported.

Senior Adelson aide Andy Abboud confirmed to CNN that his boss had invited Cruz to visit with him and his wife Miriam, but turned him away at the door after he stunned the audience at Quicken Loans Arena by urging voters to vote their conscience in November.

"When he didn't endorse, they were stunned and disappointed," Abboud told the network.

"We could not allow Ted Cruz to use the Adelsons as a prop against Donald Trump," he continued. "The Adelsons support Donald Trump and made that clear. They like Ted Cruz, but there was no way the Adelsons were going to be the first stop after not endorsing. That would be disrespectful to our nominee."

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Reply Cruz Blocked From Adelsonís RNC Suite After Refusing To Endorse Trump (Original post)
malaise Jul 2016 OP
riversedge Jul 2016 #1
malaise Jul 2016 #2
Siwsan Jul 2016 #4
malaise Jul 2016 #5
Siwsan Jul 2016 #8
malaise Jul 2016 #9
Siwsan Jul 2016 #10
Hortensis Jul 2016 #13
DetlefK Jul 2016 #3
gratuitous Jul 2016 #6
malaise Jul 2016 #7
Hortensis Jul 2016 #14
Android3.14 Jul 2016 #23
RapSoDee Jul 2016 #11
Blue Idaho Jul 2016 #18
Raster Jul 2016 #20
Nevernose Jul 2016 #21
Zambero Jul 2016 #12
dhill926 Jul 2016 #15
No Vested Interest Jul 2016 #16
Javaman Jul 2016 #17
lpbk2713 Jul 2016 #19
LakeArenal Jul 2016 #22
Feeling the Bern Jul 2016 #24

Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:49 AM

1. cruzy had a sad. Too bad!

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:51 AM

2. Cruz is just another self absorbed ReTHUG

scumbag

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:55 AM

4. It probably would have been smarter if he had just stayed away

Did he think that by not endorsing, people would suddenly spring to their feet, lift him onto their shoulders and declare him to be the Savior of the GOP??

These people really confuse me.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:58 AM

5. He's incapable of thinking about anything other

than his ambition and daddy's prophecy - he's a rank amateur who believes he can smash his way to the top and it's fugging hilarious. I don't know who is worse - he or Don the Con.

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 09:16 AM

8. St. Rafael of Cruz and Don the Con are different sides of the same coin, err, slug

I wonder if his daddy's prophecy has an expiration date......

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 09:18 AM

9. You owe me a new keyboard

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Response to malaise (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 09:20 AM

10. Lo siento mucho!!

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 09:58 AM

13. Think you guys're wrong--Cruz will come out on top.

Are you forgetting that both Trump and the party are going to lose, and probably more than just the White House? There will be great rage, but the bigger the loss the worse it'll be.

There are 2 big differences between Trump and Cruz:

* Trump would do dreadful damage to the U.S. at home and abroad by accident. Cruz would do it on purpose.

* Trump is an astonishingly ignorant, effectively very stupid narcissist. Cruz is an extremely well educated and brilliant sociopath.

One guess which is likely to be the bigger problem in the long run. Our biggest hope of avoiding that is something Cruz does have in common with Trump: A dysfunctional tendency to self destruction.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:54 AM

3. And every sign of discontent at the DNC will be played up to a catastrophe.

"Did you see how Sanders waved his hand? His body-language? The color of his tie? His mouth said 'work together' but what he really said was that the democratic party is splintered and broken and cannot rally around Clinton."

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 09:03 AM

6. Got that right

It's just weird reading the comments (never read the comments) to the reports from the convention. About a third gloat that the spectacle is appalling, a third deny that anything untoward is happening, and a third seem divided between really bat crap crazy and yes, it only looks like a shitshow, but it really shows how swell the Republicans are. Are these people watching the same spectacle?

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 09:04 AM

7. Cruz is on GEM$NBComcast now

saying he didn't say negative things about Donald Trump

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Response to malaise (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 10:14 AM

14. Yes, we'd better prepare for whole days of reporting

dedicated to some faux scandal about how Hillary sat deadpan while Bernie said we need to cut loose from Wall Street, or some similar shocker.

That horse race equalization.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 04:47 PM

23. I don't think so. I'm betting Clinton has an iron grip and her team is on the ball

 

I am one of the former Sanders supporters who is barely lukewarm to Clinton, but she runs a tight campaign.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 09:23 AM

11. Screw the faux 'family values' facade. Casino Republicans Rule

Behold the face of modern-day Family-Values Casino Republicanism:

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Response to RapSoDee (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 04:10 PM

18. Anyone see Weekend at Bernie's?

I'm just sayin'

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Response to RapSoDee (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 04:14 PM

20. notice the subservient body language of his female "attendants"

...die, old man. Die.

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Response to RapSoDee (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 04:17 PM

21. I know Sheldon Adelson from back in the day

He grew up in Matapan, down the street from my father. They went to Hebrew school together.

He's a world class asshole. Simplest possible description.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 09:36 AM

12. Being blocked from that dark money pit would be a badge of honor

About as "honorable" as Ted Cruz will ever get.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 11:35 AM

15. trouble in the sandbox....

bunch of freaking 2 year olds....

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 01:51 PM

16. This is a huge reversal turn-around for the Adelsons.

Until very recently - days perhaps, the Adelsons were pro-Cruz, and were holding out against Trump.
Obviously, someone got to the Adelsons and changed their minds.

The Adelsons are strongly pro-Israel in thinking and donating.
Their money has been urgently needed by the RNC to pay for the convention and RNC spending thereafter.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 02:42 PM

17. the squabbling of fools for the last scraps of rotten food. nt

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 04:14 PM

19. They changed the secret handshake on him.




BWAHAHAHAHA

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 04:22 PM

22. The Shunning has begun.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2016, 01:48 AM

24. Cruz will face a primary challenge next time.

 

The GOP is in full on circular firing squad civil war.

Let's watch the bloodshed with popcorn while laughing.

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