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Look to Cruz, Not to Christie
American Spectator, by George Neumayr

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 11/6/2013 2:52:09 PM

The media’s election-night advice to the GOP is worthless. Arnold Schwarzenegger won re-election handily in 2006, defeating his hapless opponent Phil Angelides by a 56% to 38.9% margin. Yet this sizable win was a meaningless victory for the GOP. Similarly, Chris Christie’s thumping victory on Tuesday night over an equally forgettable candidate contains almost no national meaning, save that Chris Christie is good for Chris Christie. Like Schwarzenegger, Christie cruised to re-election not as a real Republican but as a preening non-partisan moderate. Like Schwarzenegger, Christie’s popularity hasn’t translated into any support for Republicans in his own legislature. Which raises the question:


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 11/6/2013 2:54:57 PM     (No. 9601600)

Not impressed with Cruz canoodling with Gillibrand on the matter of sexual harassment in the military.

Cruz ought to have consulted with Alan West before he jumped onto Gillibrand´s bandwagon.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 11/6/2013 2:56:24 PM     (No. 9601603)

FTA:"Which raises the question: How could Christie turn blue states red nationwide if he can’t turn his own legislature red?"

Game, Set, Match.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: snapper451, 11/6/2013 2:57:25 PM     (No. 9601605)

Agree with poster 1, but Cruz is our only hope. Rand Paul is tainted with immigration just like Rubio. Cruz is the answer and he will face Hillary down despite the way the MSM will try to portray him as beating her up.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ben Around, 11/6/2013 3:00:13 PM     (No. 9601610)

Good article! Lots of truth here, the repub establishment will hate it. Comparing christi to arnold is a touch of genius.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pwb, 11/6/2013 3:06:54 PM     (No. 9601617)

If it is Christie I will stay home again. I would rather have an honest liberal then a dishonest conservative. I cant name one thing that Christie has stood up for, he always caves to the left. I don´t believe he is a rino, he is a Democrat in a fake Republican suit. He has his nose so far up Obama butt he cant breath. I don´t understand the big deal a left wing Democrat won in a left wing state. This is dog bites man stuff. No reason to give conservatives bad name electing a liberal in disguise so they can say see there isn´t a difference

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Susannah, 11/6/2013 3:10:54 PM     (No. 9601623)

So, according to Neumayr, Cuccinelli lost because he repudiated Ted Cruz, disdained the Tea Party, and ran away from his own conservative principals. In other words, Cuccinelli was a RINO who lost because he was a RINO.

Well, it´s a creative explanation, I grant you.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: congaree53, 11/6/2013 3:11:35 PM     (No. 9601624)

Latest poll Hillary beats Christie by only 5 but crushes Cruz by 17. Why not just coronate PIAPS?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: navybrat, 11/6/2013 3:14:53 PM     (No. 9601633)

Stay home again. That is how we got Obama. Like him or not, Mitt Romney would have been better as almost anyone would have.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 11/6/2013 3:37:59 PM     (No. 9601677)

Are we all reading the same article? I looked for the spot where the author claimed "Cuccinelli was a RINO who lost because he was a RINO". Could not find it.

I did see where he accused Christie of being a useful idiot for the Dems (RINO), and accused Cuccinelli of being a conservative who lost because he was too timid to use his conservative credentials and connections as a campaign tool.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Susannah, 11/6/2013 3:50:29 PM     (No. 9601688)


From the article:

"Never mind that Cuccinelli, who ran a lame and scared campaign, had made a point of avoiding Ted Cruz...Republicans who behave in this craven fashion don´t deserve to win. Cuccinelli didn´t lose because he hewed to the Tea Party line; he lost because he didn´t. Had he played up his conservatism instead of running away from it, while lashing McAuliffe as a pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage socialist, he might have galvanized conservatives and won the race."

Hope that helps.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/6/2013 3:50:50 PM     (No. 9601689)

It´s pretty clear that the big shot Republicans who have been around for a while are pleased as punch to actually be a Democrat lite party and to remain in the minority in Congress, going along to get along with the Democrats as much as possible, of course after making a little noise first. They have maintained for themselves a pleasant status quo doing that, and getting invited to all the Democrat and liberal dinner parties for a long time, at least up until the time that the so-called Tea Party insurgents arrived in Washington, DC and rattled their cages.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: hector67, 11/6/2013 3:53:31 PM     (No. 9601692)

The way the party abandoned the governor´s race race in VA, I suspect they would not reallly support Cruz. Let´s see what the party does for the people in 2014 before anyone gets excited about 2016. If the RINO´s screw up on the Mid-term, the 16 election won´t matter anyway.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: tonyl, 11/6/2013 4:00:56 PM     (No. 9601700)

Do the repubs fall for the media trap with umpty nine debates, where they beat each other up at their own expense only to benefit the dems??? Will I be saying here we go again in late 2015 through the first part of 2016??

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Reply 14 - Posted by: absalom, 11/6/2013 4:08:26 PM     (No. 9601708)

#9. You see our progressive posters, addicted to losers, make it up as they go then disparage anyone who calls them out. Some sort of Stockholm Syndrome.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Susannah, 11/6/2013 4:12:47 PM     (No. 9601719)

Ah, #14? You might want to read the article. It was Neumayr who called Cuccinelli a loser, not I. I supported Cuccinelli. I thought he deserved to win.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 11/6/2013 4:26:02 PM     (No. 9601735)

I see no difference between Hillary and Christie. If those are my choices, I will vote for the Libertarian candidate.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 11/6/2013 4:33:01 PM     (No. 9601744)

So now moderates have no right to be republicans ?
Parties that actually win elections have to include more than their individual little cult like followers.
It´s called freedom for Americans not just one faction.
I will chose Cruz over Christie because he has so far stayed true to freedom for all.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: tonyl, 11/6/2013 4:33:49 PM     (No. 9601747)

16... That´s a vote for Hilliary.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 11/6/2013 4:40:16 PM     (No. 9601764)

You made my point #10. I see complaint about how he ran his race, but nowhere do I see him call Cuccinelli a RINO.

The only person branded as a RINO in this article is Christie, the darling of the GOP establishment.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 11/6/2013 4:46:02 PM     (No. 9601770)

#19, obviously you misread #6´s words. The poster did not say Neumayr called Cuccinelli a RINO.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: absalom, 11/6/2013 4:47:13 PM     (No. 9601773)

#15. Reading comprehension as well as making it up is obviously a bridge too far for you. Neumayr did not call Christie a loser. Got it!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: 4Justice, 11/6/2013 4:51:39 PM     (No. 9601779)

Okay here is the deal...the establishment said Reagan couldn´t win. They didn’t want a conservative and said he was radioactive. Savage says it’s better to get 60% (Christie) than zero% of what you want (Hillary). The left and establishment GOP say Cruz is radioactive.

That said, we need to push hard for someone like Cruz to represent us--stop letting the RNC run our lives. WE should run the RNC!! Second, we must choose our candidate--not let some party bosses. Third, if we ARE stuck with a Christie character, I’ll concede to Savage that we must support him (ONLY if we lose the primary) because Hillary is another Obama. But, we still should do everything we can to avoid this, if possible. We let the establishment and media choose McCain last time. We can´t do it again. We also must change the whole primary system--we must demand reform. All primaries should be held on the same day. The East Coast and media should not be deciding my candidate before I can even vote. NO primary should be open. Who’ll take up this cause?? Who knows how to petition the party?? We should’ve been doing this years ago. Any takers?

Finally, do NOT stay home, no matter what. I don´t care how disgusted you are. We can´t afford to let lofos and corrupt lefties win because we let our standards get in the way. Vote anyway. Better to take the lesser of the evils than to allow more pure evil to win. Obama and the Dems ARE pure evil now. Watch the polling places to ensure no funny business takes place. Demand voter ID!! Demand election reform.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 11/6/2013 4:54:22 PM     (No. 9601781)

#10, I´m going to have to disagree with you. It appears to me that you have made #9´s point with your post.

"Had he played up his conservatism instead of running away from it, while lashing McAuliffe as a pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage socialist, he might have galvanized conservatives and won the race."

George Neumayr neither said nor implied that Cuccinelli wasn´t conservative. He clearly said that he ran a ´lame and scared campaign´ by running away from his conservatism.

Neumayr´s analysis is the shining bullseye amidst all of the ´ideological flexibility´ about the "way forward for the GOP",imho.

Ronald Reagan won because he was a conservative who ran as a conservative. There is growing support for Ted Cruz because he is following Reagan´s example.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 11/6/2013 4:56:55 PM     (No. 9601787)

Well, #20, the post said "In other words, Cuccinelli was a RINO who lost because he was a RINO."

Maybe #6 was just putting words in the author´s mouth, but it looks like Cuccinelli and RINO were used in the same sentence to me.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: 4Justice, 11/6/2013 4:58:56 PM     (No. 9601790)

#21, what did you say about reading comprehension?? Pot-Kettle. Re-read #15. the names are not that close--they just both start with the letter "C"

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mws50, 11/6/2013 5:49:26 PM     (No. 9601859)

#12, it does not matter if the RNC supports Senator Cruz. There are millions of normal citizens that will support him.

In the primary and the run-off, not a single establishment republican supported Ted Cruz. We, the People did! In fact, all 31 Texas Senators sided with Dewhurst, and he still lost to a relatively unknown Solicitor General of Texas.

It can happen folks! Texas is your proof!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Starlady, 11/6/2013 6:51:48 PM     (No. 9601925)

Ken Cuccinelli did reject all conservative/ Tea Party associations. Many of us still voted for him. I think he did it to get more votes in NOVA. I know what a great AG Ken has been. I know he is a man of character. He would have been a good Governor, but I do think he/ his campaign advisors were too timid.
Christie is a Dem in RINO clothing. Of course NJ: state of high taxes, businesses leaving, increased government involvement in your daily life voted for Christie. What has he really done, except bully people? We already have a bully in the WH.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Dixie, 11/6/2013 8:13:24 PM     (No. 9602023)

THREE CHEERS for the comment by #27.

I have enough faith in Ted Cruz that I think he will prevail in the primaries...in spite of the RNC.

WHY? Because the Tea Party is growing stronger every day and will become a major force in the nation by 2014, thanks to Cruz, Paul, Lee and ObummerCare.

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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

Democrat Center Folds
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: real fifi- 4/13/2014 7:44:30 AM     Post Reply
It’s hardly been a secret that in recent years the moderate center of the Democrat party has been driven away and what remains is a conglomeration of disparate blocs which, to date, the party has been able to treat as if there were no conflicting interests between them. As the midterm elections approach and the administration’s incompetence, along with the distaste for the president’s signature ObamaCare legislation, drive the party’s chances down further, the make-believe coalition of opposites may well crumble if the opposition doesn’t blow it. Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving

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