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Wed Jul 20, 2016, 11:43 PM

Pic Of The Moment: Just Another Day At The Republican National Convention



Ted Cruz Booed for Failing to Endorse Donald Trump, Says "Vote your conscience"


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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Just Another Day At The Republican National Convention (Original post)
EarlG Jul 2016 OP
Liberal Jesus Freak Jul 2016 #1
L. Coyote Jul 2016 #23
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2016 #2
Fritz Walter Jul 2016 #12
blueseas Jul 2016 #16
doc03 Jul 2016 #3
63splitwindow Jul 2016 #4
63splitwindow Jul 2016 #5
lovemydog Jul 2016 #6
lakercub Jul 2016 #7
Urchin Jul 2016 #18
lakercub Jul 2016 #22
MADem Jul 2016 #8
OldRedneck Jul 2016 #9
flor-de-jasmim Jul 2016 #14
stonecutter357 Jul 2016 #10
Jamaal510 Jul 2016 #11
flor-de-jasmim Jul 2016 #13
gordianot Jul 2016 #15
yallerdawg Jul 2016 #17
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2016 #25
tclambert Jul 2016 #19
Botany Jul 2016 #20
polynomial Jul 2016 #21
Martin Eden Jul 2016 #24
Tikki Jul 2016 #26

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 20, 2016, 11:47 PM

1. Amazing bit of theater.

Broadway ain't got nothin' on this shit

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Response to Liberal Jesus Freak (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 12:47 PM

23. Don't forget to LIKE Hillary's Tweet: "Vote your conscience" LOL



Give this tweet a LIKE AND LET'S BREAK A RECORD.

http://hillaryclinton.com/vote

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 20, 2016, 11:50 PM

2. And here's how Donald and the Trumplings reacted:



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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:45 AM

12. The family that knows the price of everything and the value of nothing!

That look on Junior's face is especially priceless! He looks like he's either going to punch someone, or burst into tears. (I'm guessing the latter, since he's as big a coward as his poppa).


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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 10:17 AM

16. Ha!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 20, 2016, 11:50 PM

3. For once I agree with Ted Cruz if that blowhard asshole said my father

was involved in the Kennedy assassination I would also punch him in that fucking round mouth.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 12:29 AM

4. you could see Cruz planning something in this image...

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 12:32 AM

5. Security had to protect Heidi from the...

 

spineless cowardly blowhard scumbags.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 12:42 AM

6. so awesome

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 12:49 AM

7. A fight with no good guys.

On the one hand, I actually felt for a moment that Cruz absolutely did the right thing. The pledge meant nothing when Trump hinted about Cruz's dad and the Kennedy assassination and when Cruz sent out the absolutely reprehensible Heidi-Melania picture tweet. At that point, Cruz doesn't owe Trump a damn thing. Trump crossed every line of decency (big shock) and Cruz can say whatever the hell he wants and it's fair game...Donald earned it. Memo to all those chickenshits on the floor. If someone did to your wife what Trump did to Cruz's, would you endorse the son of a bitch? No one with a spine would.
On the other hand, this still points to the massive narcissism of Cruz. He just had to go to the convention. He just had to put himself in the center and make it all about him. He had to have the headlines too, no matter what. Trump may be the most amazing, sickening narcissist I've ever seen, but Cruz isn't all that far behind. I'm sure Cruz's speech probably included the endorsement for those in the Trump campaign who wanted to read it in advance, but he had no intention of giving the endorsement because this was all about him. Ironically, in trying to position himself for 2020, he may have done himself permanent damage. If he was as smart as he says he is, he would have stayed away like Kasich has done. Kasich has gotten mixed press, but when Trump goes down in flames during the general and puts his foot in his mouth every ten seconds, Kasich is perfectly placed for his "I told you so's".
So, Cruz gets destroyed, Donald gets another night of headlines that have nothing to do with why anyone should vote for him, and the most amazing convention of my life time just keeps getting more absurd.

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Response to lakercub (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 10:28 AM

18. Or maybe

 

Or maybe Cruz knows inside info on how a Trump presidency would play out that the public doesn't.

And so in the future, Cruz would be able to say "Hey, don't blame me, I didn't tell you to vote for Trump"

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Response to Urchin (Reply #18)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 12:36 PM

22. Maybe

But I doubt it. I don't think too much inside info is needed to see how a Trump presidency will play out. Besides, I still contend that Kasich has put himself in a much better I-told-you-so position than Cruz. The people forget many things far too easily, but they don't usually forget when they've been betrayed. Many republicans feel Cruz betrayed them, so he almost completely torched his opportunity to run in 2020.

Kasich gets some jeers for not being there, but those will go away, and he may be able to cash in on this well into the future.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 01:51 AM

8. Grampa Munster came up with some pretty badass magic this evening!

He managed to make a convention full of screaming orangutans start flinging their own poop!




When Trump says the One Disgusting Thing (and he will, he is a train wreck) that makes everyone recoil from him, Cruz will be regarded as one of the Wise Men for not bowing down to that bloated ass.

And that's kinda freaky, that Cruz will be regarded as the "high bar" in the GOP!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 05:55 AM

9. How to tell when you're in DEEEEEEEEP trouble:

 

When Ted Cruz is the sane one in the room.

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Response to OldRedneck (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:57 AM

14. How true, how true!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 06:18 AM

10. K&R!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:12 AM

11. Yes, please

vote your conscience, GOP. You know you want to.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 08:57 AM

13. They would while away the hours...if they only had a conscience!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 09:37 AM

15. Who is to say this is not just a con job done on purpose.

Sort of like the designated villain in pro wrestling. Trumps entrance did seem convenient.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 10:23 AM

17. I am glad Ted Cruz didn't win the nomination.

And that we got this instead:

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #17)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 04:29 PM

25. Oh my. nt

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 12:09 PM

19. Wait, you're sayin' Ted Cruz is now a good guy?

Excuse me while I clean up the cranial shrapnel scattered all over the rug.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 12:20 PM

20. It is all a big act

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 12:31 PM

21. Cruz is Chevy and a good deal

My take on this is pure conjecture yet filled with real positive deep philosophic reasoning, Ted Cruz was a theater distraction.

In the spirit of Ronald Reagan any speech making resorted to notes with reference or acknowledgements that encouraged Reagan’s famous remark, “Trust but Verify”.

In other words within this age of modern communications with empathic yet very tactile metaphors, as Eric Trump iterated over saying “My Dad is Running for you”.

Young Trump seemingly with a pure earnest heavy heart and love for his father in an extraordinary speech did at first impress me, yet hardly ever winced or gaze to a note at the podium as Reagan’s style.

This new style, Eric’s eyes as if a beacon of light expressing your vote is safe, and your lost ship will make it save, or the light of fire to signal the army of voters, Eric’s father is here for you.

Eric Trump was sharply honed within the political right through auditory instance in expression instance of a compounded sense of emotionally linked symmetry in political rhetoric difficult to polish within the time with no gaze to notes. So, how did he do it?

Was Eric, or for that matter Pence wired in the latest communication technology, those so called communicators within the ear that cannot be seen?

Thus making way to social dynamics of cheating the public in what Steve Milgram concludes is a cyranoidal method as a social psychological tool.

Milgram a psychologist that pioneered methods that differentiated the various components of a cyranic interaction: The 'shadower' receives words supplied by a 'source' by-way-of covert audio relay (e.g., discreet radio transmission) and immediately replicates these words using an audio-vocal technique known as speech shadowing.

Stanley Milgram (August 15, 1933 – December 20, 1984) was an American social psychologist, best known for his controversial experiment on obedience conducted in the 1960s during his professorship at Yale. Milgram was influenced by the events of the Holocaust, especially the trial of Adolf Eichmann, in developing the experiment. If that’s true Trumps are very scary.

Here the Trumps may have done it putting a little comedy into the act as that good old Regan style.


Good reason the CIA, or FBI, or Homeland security knows he is using this stuff against the public in an election to win the presidency is unscrupulous. Is that why Obama has that big Cheshire Smile?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 01:28 PM

24. When Ted Cruz is the closest thing to a voice of reason at a major party convention

... you know something is seriously wrong with our country.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2016, 06:12 PM

26. cruz should have said...pray on who to vote for.

This conscience thing seemed weak for cruz.


Tikki

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