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Will Trump live up to the conservative promises he has made? Will he build the wall, and defend this country, and give his best effort to putting America’s interests first and making America great again? If you believe that Donald Trump takes the Trump name seriously, and wants to create a monument to his family and himself, it’s a good bet he will try to do just that. And Hillary won’t. She’ll do the opposite. And that is as much certainty about political outcomes as anyone in this life can expect.David Horowitz

There is hope. Washington lawmakers need to bring about a grand bargain, moving the debate from “they’re getting their special deal, I want mine,” to “I’m losing my special deal, so they’d better lose theirs too.” While the current presidential front-runners are not championing economic growth, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) and other House members are. And if economic-policy leadership moves from a chaotic presidency to a well-run Congress, that may be healthy for America’s political system as well as for the economy. – John H. Cochrane in the Wall Street Journal

“Deprivation of property rights and forced collectivization intentionally resulted with over 11 million Ukrainian deaths. Stalin did not respect property rights, and neither does Sanders. As a descendant of Holodmor survivors, it worries me greatly that Americans are becoming progressively more comfortable with sacrificing the rights of the individual for the perceived “greater good” of the collective,”  – George Barros (Soviet refugees and their children dislike Trump, Sanders and Clinton)


When judges act like whores, they can hardly expect to be treated like nuns. Thomas Sowell

I find Donald Trump to be a man of low moral character and low integrity. Essentially, Donald Trump is gold plated sleeze and I have no use for him at all ever. – Erick Erickson


What are the chances that the world’s greatest violinist would make a good quarterback? Or that the world’s greatest quarterback would make a good violinist? Why then would anyone think that a successful businessman would make a good president — especially when he is demonstrating almost daily why he would not? — Thomas Sowell


We had very few ads, flyers or calls here in Kentucky before the caucus.  We stood for an hour in the rain to be able to vote.  I was pleased to see that Cruz did so well.  We are in the middle of a political revolution in this country.  The people have had enough of the “ruling class” breaking their promises, telling us what to do and choking off small businesses and economic growth with taxes and regulations.  I believe an outsider will win the election.  The question is whether it will be Trump, who will take a wrecking ball to the American system of Constitutional, limited government and set himself up as a tin pot dictator, or Cruz, who will restore the system of limited government and separation of powers that has made America great. If we lose the rule of law and separation of powers, we will become a third world country.  Cruz is our best hope for a healthy, prosperous future. — Theresa Camoriano


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If you want to send a message to the Washington and GOP establishment, Ted Cruz is your candidate. Rush Limbaugh

Schedule for Jefferson County KY GOP delegate selection meetings, district and state conventions

Senator DeMint told me he knows Ted Cruz, knows he is honest, and knows that the attacks are coming because Cruz fights Washington. Washington politicians, in turn, have decided they have to take out Ted Cruz. — Erick Erickson

When Establishment GOP types unite with hot heads like Trump in name-calling in order to defeat an honest, fearless man like Senator Cruz it reveals something I wish every Evangelical and conservative would see: Senator Cruz must really be the Ronald Reagan of the new generation. Reagan was hated by the liberals and held in disdain by the party power mongers. But the voters saw through it. Rebecca Hagelin

The Rubio campaign team is today floating the idea that Marco Rubio may require a brokered convention to get the nomination. If that is the case, Rubio needs to withdraw from the race now.  A brokered convention will be far more divisive that bitter primaries and cause lingering bad blood.  – Erick Erickson

The argument that America’s “dominant culture” is oppressive to those from other cultures is unmitigated garbage. It is the dominant culture that permits those from other cultures to flourish here. – Laura Hollis

If voters feel like the 2016 election is the last election to save the American experiment, Ted Cruz really is their only option. If voters feel like things are coming to an end in this country without drastic action, they really do not have a choice between Rubio and Cruz. They have only Cruz. Cruz is the disruptive candidate. A voter who feels like the end is near without drastic action has to take the gamble on Cruz, who still has a good chance to win. — Erick Erickson

“For years I’ve watched governments take control of our lives, and their argument is always the same: fewer costs, greater efficiency. But the result is the same too: less control by the people, more control by the state, until the individual’s own wishes count for nothing. That is what I consider my duty to resist.” – the Dowager Countess on Downton Abbey

Ben Carson thinks Cruz should be responsible for repeating statement made by Carson staffer, but Carson should not be responsible because he did not authorize his own  staffer to make the statement.  Huh?


Conservatives should cheer the results of the Iowa caucus, regardless of which candidate they supported. That doesn’t mean the establishment can’t rise from the grave – they co-opted tea partyer Rubio once, and may be able to do so again. But it does mean that for the moment, default successful national Republicanism is conservative. And that’s a big win for the grassroots. — Ben Shapiro

A biographer of Herbert Hoover said that he was a great man but not a great president. Had he never become president, Hoover’s greatness in other areas would still be remembered today. But his wrong economic moves as president were amplified by his successor, and mired the country in a decade of tragedy. Great achievements in other areas are no reason to make someone president.Thomas Sowell

The Carson camp can be as angry as it wants, but it needs to suck it up. They’re the ones who generated national headlines that Carson was going back to Florida. They are the ones who should have known how the media would read such a story. That they did not is another reflection of a campaign stuck in amateur hour.Erick Erickson

If America’s founders had intended that a person had to be “born in the United States” in order to be qualified to serve as President, why didn’t they write that simple phrase into the Constitution?  Instead, they wrote that the person must be a “natural born citizen”, which must have meant something different from “born in the United States,” or they would have used the simpler terminology.  The majority of legal scholars say that “natural born citizen” means someone who is a citizen at birth.  That is consistent with the usage of that terminology at the time the Constitution was written. — Theresa Camoriano

Contrary to what Trump’s supporters may believe, there is no “thin line” that separates a benevolent dictator from a tyrannical one; they are both dictators.  – Bob Barr

“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?” …. “It’s like incredible. –Donald Trump

How stupid are the people of Iowa? – Donald Trump

If the establishment would quit hyperventilating over Ted Cruz and get behind him they could do more than anything else to advance the cause they profess to believe in. — David Limbaugh

“The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office.” —  Ludwig von Mises

The antipathy for Cruz is born of fear. They fear the end of the government gravy train if he gets elected. They fear that with Cruz at the helm, Americans may just discover they don’t actually need Washington involved in every facet of their lives. They fear an uncompromising constitutional standard bearer as head of the party. – Godfather Politics

The Cruz campaign has raised more than 45 million dollars from more than 300,000 people. – The Blaze

The media will attack Cruz as being too extreme – the same way they attacked Reagan – Erick Erickson

The most effective response to people operating this cultural and political wrecking ball is to turn the tables. Whose values and beliefs have worked in the past to improve the lot of the people, and whose have failed? Traditionalists don’t have to play defense. They have only to remind Americans of the mess the secular progressives have made.Cal Thomas

What happened in Louisville was made even worse because not a single person was arrested – not one. Instead, they loaded up the little thugs and thugettes on city buses to take them back to where they came from. Now, what kind of message does that send? Does the city have a “Pillage & Plunder & Get a Free Ride Home” policy?Todd Starnes

Obama and the Democrats keep insulting our intelligence by comparing the Syrian refugees to the Pilgrims. The most obvious difference between the two groups is that the Pilgrims were escaping religious persecution, whereas these refugees belong to an evil cult that consistently engages in religious persecution. — Burt Prelutsky

When a private citizen or company violates rules, misrepresents facts or pollutes a river, government penalties are swift and severe. It’s different when the government screws up.Paul Driessen

Alone of the GOP field, Cruz is the guy who could be a game-changer as president. The more the establishment panics the more my optimism grows. — Red State

The first responsibility of any government is to protect the people already in the country. Even in this age of an entitlement mentality, no one in a foreign country is entitled to be in America if the American people don’t want them here.Thomas Sowell

Here’s a climate prediction for the year 2115: Liberals will still be organizing campaigns against yet another mooted social or environmental crisis. Temperatures will be about the same.Bret Stephens

Instead of going to Paris to talk about the weather, Obama should be devising an urgent strategy to defund the terrorists and help rebuild the U.S. economy by making America the energy-dominant nation on the planet. — Stephen Moore


If you want an electable candidate who will help the GOP with Hispanics, kill Obamacare, handle illegal immigration, move the country to the Right and fight for the principles conservatives stand for, you cannot do any better than Ted Cruz.    – John Hawkins

When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in “diversity” and demanding “safe spaces.” — Mona Charen