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Ok, I do not like anyone to far right or Left. I know I sound far right but more a Independent. Last time we had a far right group ( Mr. Chaney ) I bought my first gun. Added three more under Obama.

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Just saw a Ted Cruz ad stating he will defend our laws over opinions of foreign courts, which one would hope. To see if he was consisten I looked up his position on TPP since investor state dispute settlement subjagates our laws to a group of multi national corporate lawyers. I was happy to see he opposews TPP - is he the only Republican who does so or are there others and do they really oppose it or are they pulling a Hillary? I ask because I'm a lifelong Independent, and damn well won't vote for HRC. If I go GOP this would be a key issue for me. I think Trump has been critical of it....

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Just saw a Ted Cruz ad stating he will defend our laws over opinions of foreign courts, which one would hope. To see if he was consisten I looked up his position on TPP since investor state dispute settlement subjagates our laws to a group of multi national corporate lawyers. I was happy to see he opposews TPP - is he the only Republican who does so or are there others and do they really oppose it or are they pulling a Hillary? I ask because I'm a lifelong Independent, and damn well won't vote for HRC. If I go GOP this would be a key issue for me. I think Trump has been critical of it....

Well I gotta say good for him on that one.

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I am wondering if anyone likes this guy other than the Evangelicals.

I was baptized a Protestant, confirmed a Congregationalist and the last time I was at church was Christmas 2 years ago. I haven't regularly attended for more than 15 years.

 

I wholeheartedly support Senator Cruz in seeking the Republican Party's nomination for President of the United States of America.

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I was baptized a Protestant, confirmed a Congregationalist and the last time I was at church was Christmas 2 years ago. I haven't regularly attended for more than 15 years.

 

I wholeheartedly support Senator Cruz in seeking the Republican Party's nomination for President of the United States of America.

 

Well put. :th;

 

I've got as much use for Born Again Evangelicals as I do for raging Hemorrhoids. but Ted Cruz is enough of a Consitutionalist for me to overlook the Jesus freak stuff.  I'll hold my breath and vote for him if he's the nominee. He's close enough for Gov't work.

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Ok, I do not like anyone to far right or Left. I know I sound far right but more a Independent. Last time we had a far right group ( Mr. Chaney ) I bought my first gun. Added three more under Obama.

 

The problem there is in considering that anyone involved in the Bush administration was "far right". For one thing, the vice president really has no responsibilities, and Bush added Medicare Part D and signed off on the various Bailouts at the end of his term, as well as drastically increasing the size of the bureaucratic state by creating DHS and signing off on the USAPATRIOT act and all of the associated trappings.

 

You've gotten drawn into the problem that I've been upset about recently, that being the shifting political narrative that suggests that merely slowing, for lack of a better word, "progress" is somehow indicative of far-right tendencies.

 

I'll give you a pretty good, though emotional, example. Abortion. Personally, I'm pro-choice. I recognize that there are literally tens of millions of people in this country who feel strongly, based on their religious beliefs, that abortion is murder. As such, I see no need to make them subsidize the practice, either by having the government pay for it through their tax dollars, or by having the government give millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, or by forcing employers to subsidize the service as part of the insurance package they're forced to buy as mid-sized employers.

This used to be a moderate idea. Indeed, it was Clinton that signed off on the restriction of government funds from going into embryo-derived stem-cell research.

 

Today, well, look at media responses to the Hobby Lobby case and decision.

 

Saying "NO, we'll stop the government where it is today and neither grow nor shrink it" is by no means a far-right decision. Given the size of the government, the number of people it employs, the number of various entitlements in place, etc... it could PROBABLY be argued that it's left of center, but I'm not going to belabor that point.

 

Just ask yourself, if you think of yourself as being at all moderate or fiscally-conservative... "Is there anyone I could support, according to these principles, who could possibly shrink the government? Simplify the tax code? Balance the budget?"

 

If not, either reconsider how you label yourself, or reconsider what your policy priorities are.

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In that, he reminds me of Chuck Schumer, who I also can't stand.Interesting how, from the right, there's all along been a type of respect for Bernie for his consistency.

I consider myself from the right.

 

I view Trump as THE ONLY guy that can fix the problems this country has.

 

If I have to vote for Bernie ,it is not because I respect him;he is a POS socialist. It is because he will take the country in the same direction as W,Obama,Hillary,Cruz,Rubio will.......Bernie will just do it faster, and just like the boiled frog analogy ,maybe it will cause the American people to snap the **** out of the daze.

 

I hope it does not come to me casting a vote for Bernie, but I will vs any of the R field ,excepting Trump.

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I hope it does not come to me casting a vote for Bernie, but I will vs any of the R field ,excepting Trump

 

Wow. I am the diametrical opposite of that. I'll likely vote for any Republican except for Trump, and might even vote Bernie over Trump. (But no Hillary under any circumstance. She's Obama in a pant suit.)

 

Trump may be candid, but then again so was Adolf Hitler. Not on my watch, not on my conscience. :scared:

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Well put. :th;

 

I've got as much use for Born Again Evangelicals as I do for raging Hemorrhoids. but Ted Cruz is enough of a Consitutionalist for me to overlook the Jesus freak stuff.  I'll hold my breath and vote for him if he's the nominee. He's close enough for Gov't work.

if he is a true constitutionalist , he would understand it is illegal for him to be president of the united states-I hope it goes to court -he will loose by the very ideology he claims to support but I would expect nothing less than Rafael Canadian born cruz

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this is where a bloomberg run would come in handy. a fiscal conservative but social liberal. the problem is his gun control policies which like abortion is almost inconsequential. with abortion a president can defund planned parenthood but they still have to go through the courts and congress. with guns there is nothing he can defund and he would still have to go through the judicial system which is not going to change the constitution and congress which except ny nj and California is pro gun.  gun control is a non issue with him and he 

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-Trying to get people to buy into the fact that he is just some avg joe american when he was born Raefael Cruz in Canada where he was a Canadian citizen

 

 

Do I recall how incensed you* were over someone named Barak Hussein Obama  er  Soetoro  um   Soebarkah, toting a skimpy record in the Senate and a nearly invisible past, with ties to radicals near and far, tried to pawn himself off as a chill Christian dude from Hawaii.  

 

And lest we not leave out Team R, I recall how upset all of the R were over the shady manner in which Ron Paul was treated.

 

 

 

 

* perhaps I am using the collective "you".   Since I dont really recall your posts, I suppose I am.  Collectively, scant few democrats did anything but cheer Mr Soebarkah as a savior, and vociferously denigrate as racist  anyone who questioned his past or his persona.  

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