Yeah – I know The Darnold has been sucking up all the political air lately, but this just might be the exception to the “No such thing as bad publicity” trope.
It all started with Teddy Cruz breaking ranks:
Ted Cruz: ‘I do not agree’ with Trump’s Muslim moratorium
WashTimes ^ | 12/8/15 | Seth McLaughlin –
Posted on 12/8/2015 10:56:22 AM by VinL
GOP presidential contender Ted Cruz said Tuesday that he disagrees with rival Donald J. Trump’s plan to ban Muslims from coming into the United States until the federal government can ensure that those coming into the nation do not pose a threat to the country.
“I do not agree with his proposal,” the Texas senator said at a press conference on Capitol Hill. â€œI do not think it is the right solution.â€
Mr. Cruz said that some have encouraged him to criticize Mr. Trump, but said he will not to so. Instead, he said he is pushing solutions aimed at putting a three year moratorium on refugees from Syria and Iraq, and giving governors more power to stop refugees from being resettled in their states.
Mr. Trump has tangled with most of the candidates in the GOP field ..with the exception of Mr. Cruz .. though he warned at a rally in South Carolina that he will respond in kind if Mr. Cruz attacks him.
“Instead, he (Cruz) said he is pushing solutions aimed at putting a three year moratorium on refugees from Syria and Iraq, and giving governors more power to stop refugees from being resettled in their states.”
Donald Trump is correct: America is at WAR with Islam.
Can’t find that country on the map for some reason.
Did we allow German Nazis to enter during WW2 ?
Ted Cruz may have just lost Iowa.
Poll: Cruz surges ahead of Trump and Carson in Iowa
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has surpassed Donald Trump and Ben Carson in Iowa, a new poll finds, giving the Texas Republican his first lead of the cycle in an early voting state.
Cruz, who has been on a sharp upward trajectory in the polls in recent weeks, takes 24 percent of support in the Hawkeye State, according to a Monmouth University survey released on Monday.
To: VinL; Jim Robinson; P-Marlowe
He wants to stop refugees.
He wants to vet refugees.
He thinks profiling is smart.
But he wants to let unvetted terrorists into the country so long as they are not from Syria.
Stupid, Ted. Stupid.
And remember Darth Cheney? The asshole that the Freeperati all adored, even after the bloom was off the Dubya rose?
It’s – Cheney of command!
Cheney: Trump Muslim ban ‘goes against everything we stand for’
Washington Examiner ^ | 12/7/15 | Al Weaver
Posted on 12/7/2015 9:25:49 PM by markomalley
Former Vice President Dick Cheney blasted Donald Trump’s Monday call for a “total and complete shutdown” of all Muslims from entering the U.S., saying it goes against the foundation of religious freedom.
Appearing on “The Hugh Hewitt Show,” Cheney argued that the proposal “goes against everything we stand for and believe in,” adding that his comments follow a “mistaken notion.”
“I think this whole notion that somehow we can just say no more Muslims, just ban a whole religion goes against everything we stand for and believe in,” Cheney told Hewitt. “I mean, religious freedom’s been a very important part of our history and where we came from.”
“A lot people — my ancestors got here because they were Puritans. There wasn’t anyone here when they came. But it’s a mistaken notion,” Cheney added.
Trump has called for a ban on all Muslims entering the U.S. “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”
“Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension,” Trump said in the statement. “Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.”
Freepers? Your erstwhile hero has spoken.
Hath the mighty indeed fallen?
..said the gay marriage supporting Cheney.
To: crushelitsLet me point out that Bush would not have been elected the first time without this site. The same question applies to 2000. And will again in 2008, 2012, etc, etc.
To: markomalleyYou’re not listening to what WE the people want Dick. You stinkin politicians all suck and will never get it. Get lost!
“Can anybody tell me what Cheney stands for?”
Gay marriage, firing Top Gun Navy men who weren’t AT Tailhook, anything his Saudi money boys want, DHS, NSA domestic spying, anything the Bushies want, hating Sarah, hating Cruz, helping his daughter become a carpetbagger (but failing)
Saying he “had better things to do” than to serve in the military.
Tricking some people into thinking he’s a conservative.
That’s just off the top of my head.
Well, he’s got the Hitler vote. The neo-Nazi website, Daily Stormer, was out and proud earlier this week: “Heil Donald Trump – the Ultimate Savior.” After endorsing the Republican presidential front-runner earlier this year for his call to deport 11 million Mexican immigrants, the fomenters of American fascism have now added an apt twist to his slogan, one not far from the truth of the campaign: “Make America White Again.”
Nazis (I hate these guys.) Oh, but they’re a tiny minority of pink-faced malcontents living in basements with the windows taped up. Everybody hates them. Add to that supporters of the Ku Klux Klan, who’ve thrown in with Trump as well. David Duke, a former grand wizard of the Klan, liked everything he heard from Trump this week, embracing him for standing up for white nationalism.
And sure, all the little Hitlers probably don’t amount to a hill of beans. But what about the 35 percent of Republican voters, in the New York Times/CBS News poll, who say they’re all in with the man sieg heiled by aspiring brownshirts and men in white sheets?
Now let’s talk about something here for a moment:
Right-wingers deal with the fact that they have a hell of a lot more in common with Uncle Adolph than they do with Uncle Joe in a number of ways.
All of them involve the most tortuous of mental gymnastics.
Projection – misinterpreting what the “Socialist” (buzzword of the 30s) meant in Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei – outright denial – anything they can summon up to deny the obvious.
This reply, however, boggles even my mind, and I’m used to watching these guys do double reverse gainers into the Fascist pond :
One Freeper kinda sorta has a sense of humour about the whole thing:
To: Mr. K
The authors criticism that Trump has been endorsed by storm font (neo nazis) and David Duke (kkk) is concerning and serious.
Netanyahu Says He Rejects Donald Trump’s Remarks Against Muslims
Hot Air ^ | 12/9/2015 | Barak Ravid
Posted on 12/9/2015 12:16:32 PM by conservativejoyBarakRavid BREAKING: Netanyahu says he rejects Donald Trump’s remarks against Muslims.
Its because he has over 1 million Israeli Arabs living in Israel, its the majority of them that have gone on to start stabbing Jews in the streets
Yep – over 500,000 stabbings per day in Israel – you heard it here first, folks.
Et Tu, Bibi? Since more and more reports are coming out that you are a big ISIS oil customer you can go f*&% yourself. The world is crazy. I grew up in the cold war and was always a supporter of Israel. Now I find myself supporting Putin and turning my back on Israel.
To: Georgia Girl 2
I’m sure Bibi and Trump will come to an understanding during Trump’s visit. Bibi knows Trump is a friend.
Trump cancels Israel trip
The Hill ^ | December 10, 2015 | Mark Hensch
Posted on 12/10/2015, 9:41:40 AM by Cincinatus’ WifeGOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that he is canceling his trip to Israel, one day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized his proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S.
“I have decided to postpone my trip to Israel and to schedule my meeting with @Netanyahu at a later date after I become president of the U.S.,” he tweeted.
On Wednesday, Netanyahu joined international condemnation of Trump’s plan to halt Muslim travel to America.
“The state of Israel respects all religion and adheres to the rights of all citizens,” Netanyahu said in a statement.
“At the same time, Israel is fighting radical Islam which is attacking Muslims, Christians and Jews alike and threatens the entire world,” Netanyahu added.
Speaking on Fox News immediately after his announcement, Trump said Netanyahu was “a good man,” and he didn’t want to put him under any pressure.
“I also did it as I’m in the midst of a very powerful campaign,” Trump said. “I decided I’d rather focus on that.”
The prime minister had confirmed that his invitation to Trump remained open despite global outrage towards his policy suggestion, which came out Monday evening.
“The prime minister decided earlier this year on a uniform policy to agree to meet with all presidential candidates from either party who visit Israel and ask for a meeting,” Netanyahu’s office said in the statement. “This policy does not represent an endorsement of any candidate or his or her views.”
Trump initially scheduled his journey to Israel for meeting Netanyahu two weeks ago.
Trump has argued that the measure is an appropriate step for countering jihadist terrorism. Critics say it is both impractical and unconstitutional.
Trump on Thursday criticized President Obama’s handling of U.S.-Israel relations during his time in the Oval Office.
“The worst thing that ever happened to Israel is Barack Obama,” the outspoken billionaire said.
To: Cincinatus’ Wife
To: Mr. K
To: Cincinatus’ Wife
..In his mind, he knows Trump is right IMHO.
And the right thing for Trump to have done, would have been to keep his scheduled meeting with Netanyahu, yet his anger (as usual) took over.
To: Cincinatus’ Wife
Interesting. I was surprised at Netanyahu’s response but to cancel a visit because of a disagreement? Sounds like Trump is calling for the Wwwwaaaaaaambulance to me. He wants to support Israel only on his own terms? Am I reading this right?
To: Cincinatus’ WifeYou are without a doubt one of the most shallow posters on this forum.
Bibi is under the gun in Israel. While Trump as a candidate might cause a disturbance in Israel, a President Trump would be someone Bibi had to deal with.
Trump may have been doing Bibi a favor by not going now.
Yeah – because The Darnold is well-known for doing people favours when they criticize or bad-mouth him in public. Uh huh.
Did you ever think of that? Oh wait, let me rephrase that. Do you ever think?