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Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:24 AM

God forgive me but I'm starting to gain a certain restrained respect for Ted Cruz this a.m.

He's playing a dangerous game but the media is covering his very good speech to the Texas Republican delegates and they seem to heartily approve. This takes courage (let's face it, he has nothing to lose at this point) and he is explaining his actions pretty well. I'm sure I'll get over this but it is quite enjoyable to watch..

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Reply God forgive me but I'm starting to gain a certain restrained respect for Ted Cruz this a.m. (Original post)
monmouth4 Jul 2016 OP
tallahasseedem Jul 2016 #1
monmouth4 Jul 2016 #2
sarae Jul 2016 #3
Sweetey1014 Jul 2016 #4
sufrommich Jul 2016 #5
MyNameGoesHere Jul 2016 #6
auntpurl Jul 2016 #7
Her Sister Jul 2016 #14
Ilsa Jul 2016 #8
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hrmjustin Jul 2016 #9
NewJeffCT Jul 2016 #10
cheyanne Jul 2016 #20
gordianot Jul 2016 #11
alcibiades_mystery Jul 2016 #22
Paladin Jul 2016 #12
Her Sister Jul 2016 #13
NWCorona Jul 2016 #15
Justice Jul 2016 #16
MineralMan Jul 2016 #17
NCTraveler Jul 2016 #18
hollowdweller Jul 2016 #19
Native Jul 2016 #21

Response to monmouth4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:27 AM

1. I have a hate for that man on a visceral level...

but man, I will say I respected what he did last night...it took guts. I don't know if he struck a deal or if it was pure, but it was a solid move.

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Response to tallahasseedem (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:29 AM

2. It really was and I view him in quite a different light this morning..n/t

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Response to monmouth4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:29 AM

3. Trump attacked Cruz's wife and his father, so it's a little insane that he expects his endorsement.

I can't stand either one of them, but I have less respect for Trump.

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Response to monmouth4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:30 AM

4. I do not like Cruz HOWEVER

 

I LOVE the way he is dividing the idiot Republican party even further.

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Response to monmouth4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:30 AM

5. He's trying to position himself as the new Ronald Reagan.

He's at least as good of an actor as Reagan was and probably capable of more destruction than Reagan was. The GOP are dangerous,all of them.

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Response to monmouth4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:32 AM

6. I support the "Write Ted in" movement to repigs.

Let all your r friends know they should vote their conscience and write in lyin Ted.

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Response to monmouth4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:32 AM

7. Oh, don't. He's disgusting.

His campaign slogan should have been "Who wants a damp hug?"

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Response to auntpurl (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:48 AM

14. Even his daughter recoils at the idea!

 

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Response to monmouth4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:38 AM

8. he doesn't deserve even restrained respect. He screwed working people over

By shutting down the government just to selfishly build his political credentials with more rightwingers. Ted Cruz only loves Ted Cruz, not the USA.

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Response to monmouth4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:38 AM

9. .

 

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Response to monmouth4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:40 AM

10. I still don't like him

but, at least he had the guts to not toe the company line, and actually tell everybody that in front of the RNC.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 09:31 AM

20. Please do not attribute courage to Cruz.

Remember how Cruz was besties with Trump during the debates in the hopes of picking up Trump supporters when Trump disintergrated?

Cruz is able to withstand the hugh and vocal criticism of his actions (i.e. government shut down) because he believes he is ordained by God to win the presidency (Dominionist theology).

So whatever he does is God's will . . .



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Response to monmouth4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:45 AM

11. I think Cruz helped Trump maybe on purpose.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 01:33 PM

22. Good Lord!

 

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Response to monmouth4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:46 AM

12. Trust me on this: that feeling of respect is temporary and will pass.

I had a twinge of respect for him, watching his speech last night. This morning, I'm back to regarding him as the evil motherfucker he is. Nice to be back in the Real World.

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Response to monmouth4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:47 AM

13. Our "enemies" enemy-ing each other? That I love!

 

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Response to monmouth4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:51 AM

15. Not me as I never expected Cruz to fall in line after Trump went after his wife

I'll happily let the Republicans eat themselves lol

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Response to monmouth4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:56 AM

16. He shut down the government, which should have made everyone realize the guy would do just

about anything.

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Response to monmouth4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 09:00 AM

17. While I'm glad for his attack on GOP unity,

I can find nothing in Ted Cruz to generate any respect whatsoever. Nothing. He is a smarmy, evil little man.

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Response to monmouth4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 09:02 AM

18. Nothing about the man is respectable. nt.

 

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Response to monmouth4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 09:05 AM

19. Cruz is a free trader and also wants to get rid of Social Security

 

Trump is a racist but economically more progressive than Cruz

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Response to monmouth4 (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 01:30 PM

21. Cruz is running again in 4 years. He's simply betting that Trump will go down in flames, and Cruz

can't afford to be associated with him when it happens. Simple lizard brain thinking. Doesn't take anything more than ego and a well honed survivor's instinct to do what he did.

Cruz scares me more than Trump.

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