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The Brilliant, Long-Range Stealth Campaign of Ted Cruz

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In the marathon of US Presidential campaigns, the most important advantages are money, name-recognition and the support of one of the major party machines. But if those were the only factors, Hillary Clinton already would be at the end of her second term. They’re not. Hillary’s husband was a stealth-horse candidate (‘dark horse’ not being mentionable, currently), and so were all his political godfathers, including JFK and Jimmy Carter.

Poll2It takes only a glance at the latest Fox News poll, at right, to see who has the ‘stealth’ strength at this early date when all the attention is focused on Donald Trump. I find it very encouraging that numbers two and three on the list are such strong candidates, ideologically, cerebrally and morally. Dr. Ben Carson and Ted Cruz, whether on the same ticket or individually, are outstanding conservative candidates.

And what of Trump? Despite his potential and deep resources and the obvious benefit his strong voice has been to the contest overall, many expect him to “flame out” over the next year or so. I’m one of those people, at the moment, at least.

And, for the moment, Ted Cruz seems to be playing the ideal, long-term stealth game. Matt K. Lewis wrote a piece about this earlier today in which he praised several of Cruz’s strategic moves. Lewis has some insider knowledge about the campaigns of Cruz and Rick Perry, but no current connection with the Cruz campaign. He comments on Cruz’s decision to enlist Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel:

But Cruz’s embrace of McDaniel also reminds me of something. In his book Hardball, Chris Matthews recalls how a one-term Georgia governor named Jimmy Carter was able to build a national network capable of winning the 1976 presidential nomination.

It started with the 1974 mid-terms. On the night of the ’74 elections, when the DNC chairman was calling the winners, Matthews writes, “the governor was calling the losers.”

62005453We have a long way to go in this contest, but conservatives have found some hope, for the moment, in Donald Trump. Fortunately, one of the joys of having a deep bench is that our hope is not carried by just one rich guy and his Slovenian supermodel wife. That’s probably a good thing.

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I NEVER REALIZED

Iowa is the state right next to mine. It is about 60 miles west of where I live. I’ve had occasion to visit it numerous times. I realized it was a pretty large tract of land. I never imagined it would be big enough to hold the massive egos of Killary and The Donald at the same time! They both visited the state fair on Saturday.

The Butcher of Benghazi spent 1 1/2 hours pretending to be a champion of “the little people” before she jetted off to Martha’s Vineyard to join Bent Penis and the current House Negroes. She eschewed the press shouting questions, preferring to spout her lies then walk away.

Americans don’t care about my emails – they never ask me about them, claims Clinton as she descends on the Iowa State Fair
‘We’ll see how this all plays out, but it’s not anything that people talk to me about around the country,’ she said
Clinton dropped into the Iowa State Fair for an hour and a half; she treated herself to a pork chop on a stick and a lemonade before leaving
She held a press conference and mingled with fair-goers as a barnyard worth of press chased her around

Clinton said she believes attendees of her events are interested in learning about what she would do to boost the economy, lower the cost of college and student debt, ensure workplace equality for women, as well as persons with disabilities ‘and so much more.’

‘And that’s what I talk about on the campaign trail,’ she said.

I HATE HAVING TO DO THIS CRAP!

SHE LOOKS LIKE THE SOULLESS MACHINE SHE IS…CHECK OUT THE STEPFORD EYES

I GOTTA GET AWAY FROM THESE HICKS.SEE YA LATER,BITCHES

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3199402/Americans-don-t-care-emails-never-ask-claims-Clinton-descends-Iowa-State-Fair.html#ixzz3j5E5Q7j4

Obama and the Clintons: Top Dems mingle on Martha’s Vineyard
I’M STILL THE MAN

Occasional golf partners, Obama and Clinton had crossed paths the day before as both played separately on another golf course on the Vineyard. Rounding out their foursome on the waterside course Saturday were former Ambassador Ron Kirk and civil rights figure Vernon Jordan. Both Clintons were on the guest list for Jordan’s 80th birthday party on Saturday night, along with the president, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia

YOU GOT MY WIFES BACK ON THIS E-MAIL THING,RIGHT?

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-clinton-cross-paths-marthas-vineyard-soiree-071920392–election.html

Donald Trump breaks the rules at the Iowa State Fair
There are a few golden rules when it comes to campaigning in Iowa: never arrive by helicopter, leave your entourage at home and don’t skip the Des Moines Register soapbox, even if you have to brave hecklers.

But the normal rules of politics don’t apply to Donald Trump, who broke all of them during his visit to the Iowa State Fair on Saturday.

Trump made a grand entrance by touching down in a $7 million helicopter. He was thronged by supporters as he walked the fairgrounds and eschewed the soapbox — where Iowans are encouraged to shout questions to candidates — in favor of often random interactions with voters.

The day provided the latest illustration of how Trump, the GOP presidential frontrunner, is upending the race by ignoring conventional wisdom and running his campaign exactly how he wants to. The strategy stood in sharp contrast to Hillary Clinton, who lost the caucuses here in 2008 after she also broke some of this state’s cherished rules.

She took fewer risks on Saturday….
IT’S ALL JUST A BIG JOKE WHEN YOU KNOW NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO YOU

YOU CAN’T SAY THE DONALD DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO ATTRACT ATTENTION

THE BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM IS TRUMP OWNS HIS STUFF. IT’S NOT COURTESY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OR SOME FOREIGN TINPOT.

Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin and ABC’s Martha Raddatz were invited along for the ride. When asked if the helicopter fanfare was a bit too much, Trump said, “It’s me, I am who I am.”

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I’m not the greedy one

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The word “greed” has become a BP-elevating trigger for me … ever since the summer of the Obamacare townhalls, when the deacon in my church wrote in the bulletin that those of us who opposed the bill were doing so out of greed.

The real truth is that most of us care deeply about things like equality and justice. We just differ in our beliefs about which public policies will best achieve these lofty goals.

My deacon’s arrogant and callous remark illustrates one of the other big differences I see between people like him on the Left and people like me on the Right, which is that they assume we disagree with them because we are callous scumbags, while we assume they disagree with us because they are uninformed about the anti-human outcomes of the policies they promote.

His remark also demonstrated an appalling lack of familiarity with Catholic teaching, which is summarized below and which IMHO firmly supports the policies and values of the Right, particularly of the Tea Party.

The Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church: Paragraph 2425

2425. The Church has rejected the totalitarian and atheistic ideologies associated in modem times with “communism” or “socialism.” She has likewise refused to accept, in the practice of “capitalism,” individualism and the absolute primacy of the law of the marketplace over human labor. [Cf. CA 10; 13; 44] Regulating the economy solely by centralized planning perverts the basis of social bonds; regulating it solely by the law of the marketplace fails social justice, for “there are many human needs which cannot be satisfied by the market.” [CA 34] Reasonable regulation of the marketplace and economic initiatives, in keeping with a just hierarchy of values and a view to the common good, is to be commended.

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s2c2a7.htm

CA references in brackets refer to numbered paragraphs in Pope John Paul II’s encyclical Centesimus Annus (May 1991), which in turn references Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum Novarum (May 1891).

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Abolish Abortion NOW

ABORTION not a clump of cells

Aug 14, 2015: Utah has now joined Louisiana, New Hampshire, Alabama, and Arkansas in defunding Planned Parenthood or ending participation in the funneling of federal money to the abortion giant since the release of the undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress.

CMP videos – Edited and NON-edited versions are posted, along with interviews with David Daleiden.
https://www.youtube.com/user/centerformedprogress

Planned Parenthood receives over $1.4 million in taxpayer money EVERY DAY. Sign the petition to defund PP @ http://plannedparenthoodexposed.com/

Help Stop Abortion: Get Involved: Educate Yourself and Make Your Voice Heard
http://liveaction.org/get-involved/

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