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Six debates??? How many more??? What the hell are these jokers debating... What nonsense. 
Though still unorthodox, the GOP front-runner shows new polish and control on stage.
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If they did them Survivor style, that would be awesome. Whoever scores lowest in the post debate polls doesn't get brought back for the next one.
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"The best conservatism balances support for free markets with a Judeo-Christian spirit of charity, compassion and solidarity. Cruz replaces this spirit with Spartan belligerence. "
 
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But Cruz’s speeches are marked by what you might call pagan brutalism. There is not a hint of compassion, gentleness and mercy. Instead, his speeches are marked by a long list of enemies, and vows to crush, shred, destroy, bomb them. When he is speaking in a church the contrast between the setting and the emotional tone he sets is jarring.

Cruz lays down an atmosphere of apocalyptic fear. America is heading off “the cliff to oblivion.” After one Democratic debate he said, “We’re seeing our freedoms taken away every day, and last night was an audition for who would wear the jackboot most vigorously.”

As the Republican strategist Curt Anderson observed in Politico, there’s no variation in Cruz’s rhetorical tone. As is the wont of inauthentic speakers, everything is described as a maximum existential threat.
The Texas Republican lacks the Christian virtues many evangelical voters may expect.
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I have a feeling there really isn't all that much planning or thought going on at all with these guys. Lots of posturing though.
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Yes!
 
Obama's #SOTU  speech outlined the need to stop the rich from bankrolling elections. Bernie agrees

88% of the money donated to +Bernie Sanders are small, compared to only 17% of the money for Clinton. The average donation size to Bernie is only $27. Over one million people have donated to Bernie, and there are 2.5 million total donations.

That is unprecedented in American history, and shows that a people-powered movement can fight back and win against the big dark money hijacking our democracy.

Clinton attacks produce windfall of campaign cash for Sanders
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/clinton-attacks-produce-windfall-of-campaign-cash-for-sanders/2016/01/13/d95b3d38-ba27-11e5-99f3-184bc379b12d_story.html

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This is nothing new. There is hatred of the government by these ranchers - who, in fact, have benefited by government assistance in the past... To portray this 'stand-off' as anything other than a landgrab is disingenuous 
Disputes over the use of federal land are nothing new
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Listen to Bernie
 
"It’s become clear that no mass shooting, no matter how big or bloody, will inspire Republicans to put children and innocent Americans over the interests of the NRA. They are simply more loyal to gun lobbyists than our children. That’s why I support President Obama’s executive actions to make our communities safer."
NEW YORK — U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders issued the following statement today after President Barack Obama announced he will sign a series of executive orders on gun safety: “It’s become clear that no mass shooting, no matter how big or bloody, will inspire Republicans to put children and innocent Americans over the interests of the NRA. They are simply more loyal to gun lobbyists than our children. That’s why I support President Obama’s executive acti...
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If at this point, you too are not saddened ('emotional') about this problem ... then you are part of the problem. 
President Barack Obama grew emotional Tuesday as he made a passionate call for a national "sense of urgency" to limit gun violence.
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