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The Conservative Case Against Marco Rubio

"When is the last time you saw the GOP's establishment and their friends in the media endorse a real, principled conservative? These folks didn't even support Ronald Reagan...

"Shouldn't we, then, take it with a huge grain of salt when these people now tell us they're suddenly supporting a "real conservative?"

"They've never done so. Why would they suddenly change?

"Well, they haven't. You see, Rubio might be more conservative than most establishmentarians, but on the issues that matter most, he's truly one of them..."

#TedCruz #MarcoRubio #RINO #Republicans #Establishment #Conservatism
Ask yourself: why would the establishment suddenly endorse a principled conservative?
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I'm afraid Rubio wins NH. The entire media is fighting to destroy us. It will be a battle
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Beware: when the media and establishment tell you they've found the most electable candidate, you know they're setting you up for failure.

“The media adores him,” Mr. Cruz said. “These are the same people who told us Bob Dole was the electable one, that told us John McCain was the electable one, that told us Mitt Romney was the electable one. You’re always the electable one until you win the nomination, and then you cannot possibly win the election.”

Mr. Cruz said declarations of Mr. Rubio’s momentum lie in a coordinated effort to nominate a candidate more likely to side with Democratic priorities.

“He’s the one who has agreed with the Democrats the most,” he said of Mr. Rubio. “That was their reasoning with Bob Dole and John McCain and Mitt Romney.”

#TedCruz #CruzCrew #MarcoRubio #TedCruz2016 #TedCruz45
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Mark Levin: Marco Rubio Will Have a Major Electability Problem Because of the Gang of 8

"Barack Obama became president of the United States twice because we nominated the wrong people. They would not articulate our principles, they would not an alternative course. They were mush. We were told they were the only ones who could win. 'McCain's it! He's the only one who can win!' He's the only jerk who could lose. 'Hey that Romney,' we heard it from Rove over and over again, there with his third grade white chalkboard and his little pen. [...]

"The losers get to define us. But we're going to lose the elections if this keeps up. We're going to lose the capacity to nominate the most conservative candidate possible -- who is supported by young people and blue collar workers. That doesn't mean he's going to win every state, no he's not as a matter of fact. Some states are more liberal than others, some are more moderate than others. But the point is: the capacity to reach out where we have failed before. We've not been getting the young vote, we've not been getting the blue collar vote. And it turns out in Iowa, among the big three -- Cruz, Trump and Rubio -- Rubio did the worst with the blue collar vote and young people."

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"Sen. Cruz won for many reasons: his outsider appeal, disciplined message, and sophisticated get-out-the-vote operation. But after two trips to Iowa to volunteer for Cruz, I noticed something else about the Cruz campaign that probably made a difference.

"I’ve worked on many campaigns. I started with George W. Bush’s 2004 campaign when I was 14, and I’ve volunteered at the grassroots level every year since. A wise mentor once told me the kind of organization a leader builds says a lot about him.

"There was something different about the Cruz campaign, including many signs of kindness and courage..."

#TedCruz   #CruzCrew   #TedCruz2016   #TedCruz45  
From a kids' playroom to instructions on engaging voters, the Cruz campaign is worthy of our constitutional Republic.
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+JOYCE SULLENS people don't take you seriously when you make painfully obvious errors in your posts.
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Great overview of the Carson dropout controversy. Read it and spread it so people know what really happened.
SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO SEE UPDATES (Please come back for updates, as this article is being regularly updated) Here they are summarized: UPDATE: Rubio campaign was not only aware of the “rumor,” but “pushing the narrative hard.” UPDATE II: You must watch this adult in the room (video). UPDATE III: Commentary on Ted Cruz’s handling of the situation [...]
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The Conservative Case Against Marco Rubio

"When is the last time you saw the GOP's establishment and their friends in the media endorse a real, principled conservative? These folks didn't even support Ronald Reagan...

"Shouldn't we, then, take it with a huge grain of salt when these people now tell us they're suddenly supporting a "real conservative?"

"They've never done so. Why would they suddenly change?

"Well, they haven't. You see, Rubio might be more conservative than most establishmentarians, but on the issues that matter most, he's truly one of them..."

#TedCruz #CruzCrew #MarcoRubio #Establishment #RINO
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+Javier Mendoza you are spot on!  Rubio should have been honest, while Trump continues to prove exactly how extremely different his values are from mine.  I'm praying Mr. Cruz gets the nomination, if not... I'll be staying home,  if the only difference is "party name," what's the point.
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Mark Levin: The Rubio Campaign’s Unseemly Alinsky Tactics Against Cruz

It's an article from December, but it's still worth your time. Rubio has been attacking Ted unfairly for months now. There's no reason whatsoever for us to remain quiet about it.

"Rather than proudly standing on his own record, and contrasting his positions honestly with those of Cruz, the latter of whom is clearly the more conservative and anti-establishment candidate, Rubio and his surrogates have launched a propaganda campaign against Cruz in a deceitful attempt to distort his record. As an activist in Ronald Reagan’s 1976 and 1980 primary and general election campaigns for president, I can tell you this is also something Reagan did not do as he was proud of his record and sought a true battle over ideas with the GOP establishment and liberal Democrats. However, his primary and general election opponents over the years -- Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, or Walter Mondale -- preferred the route Rubio has now taken – distortion and personal smears."

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A warning to Marco Rubio, his campaign donors, advisers, and consultants.
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Beware: when the media and establishment tell you they've found the most electable candidate, you know they're setting you up for failure.

“The media adores him,” Mr. Cruz said. “These are the same people who told us Bob Dole was the electable one, that told us John McCain was the electable one, that told us Mitt Romney was the electable one. You’re always the electable one until you win the nomination, and then you cannot possibly win the election.”

Mr. Cruz said declarations of Mr. Rubio’s momentum lie in a coordinated effort to nominate a candidate more likely to side with Democratic priorities.

“He’s the one who has agreed with the Democrats the most,” he said of Mr. Rubio. “That was their reasoning with Bob Dole and John McCain and Mitt Romney.”

#TedCruz #CruzCrew #MarcoRubio #TedCruz2016 #TedCruz45
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Mark Levin: PJ Media's J. Christian Adams Is Right, Rubio Will Have a Major Electability Problem

"Barack Obama became president of the United States twice because we nominated the wrong people. They would not articulate our principles, they would not an alternative course. They were mush. We were told they were the only ones who could win. 'McCain's it! He's the only one who can win!' He's the only jerk who could lose. 'Hey that Romney,' we heard it from Rove over and over again, there with his third grade white chalkboard and his little pen. [...]

"The losers get to define us. But we're going to lose the elections if this keeps up. We're going to lose the capacity to nominate the most conservative candidate possible -- who is supported by young people and blue collar workers. That doesn't mean he's going to win every state, no he's not as a matter of fact. Some states are more liberal than others, some are more moderate than others. But the point is: the capacity to reach out where we have failed before. We've not been getting the young vote, we've not been getting the blue collar vote. And it turns out in Iowa, among the big three -- Cruz, Trump and Rubio -- Rubio did the worst with the blue collar vote and young people."

#MarkLevin   #MarcoRubio   #Amnesty   #TedCruz   #CruzCrew  
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Great overview of the Carson dropout controversy. Read it and spread it so people know what really happened.
SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO SEE UPDATES (Please come back for updates, as this article is being regularly updated) Here they are summarized: UPDATE: Rubio campaign was not only aware of the “rumor,” but “pushing the narrative hard.” UPDATE II: You must watch this adult in the room (video). UPDATE III: Commentary on Ted Cruz’s handling of the situation [...]
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Classically liberal blogger, columnist, (new media) entrepreneur. Editor-in-Chief at Dagelijkse Standaard, Contributor PJ Media, Alles In Perspectief, and more.
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    Editor-in-Chief (hoofdredacteur), 2014 - present
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Conservative libertarian blogger, editor and journalist.
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Blogger, columnist, new media entrepreneur. Oh, also: a soccer, cycling, baseball and kickboxing fan. Trying to make a difference.

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11 facts about me:

1) My strength is I'm obsessive. This means I can work hard - very hard. The downside? I'm obsessive.

2) I believe in working hard and playing hard, but never seem to get around to part II.

3) Born and raised in the Netherlands, I'm happily living in Izmir, or as I prefer to call it: heaven on earth.

4) I absolutely love the political game. And yes, it is a game. Years ago, I actually got worked up about it, but nowadays, I see every move, every decision, every plan as a strategic move. Looking at politics that way has only increased my love for it (and for my job).

5) Dogs are awesome. I miss mine tremendously.

6) I'm a family man, but don't need my family around me all the time. It's a contradiction in terms, but there you have it: an independent family guy.

7) I carry a book around me everywhere I go.

8) Another one of my companions is my notebook: I write down ideas when I have them, afraid to forget them when I have 'time' for them.

9) I hate it when people say they "can't" do something. What do you mean, you "can't?" You're limiting yourself! Get off your butt and start taking massive action.

10) I'm in love with my iPad. 

11) Married to the love of my life I always feel I don't spend enough time with her. This creates a perpetual feeling of guilt.
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Dubbed "that smart, young Dutch blogger" by the New York Times. Also: I never give up.
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