LMAO: Canadian-Born Ted Cruz to Sign Up for Obamacare

LMAO: Canadian-Born Ted Cruz to Sign Up for Obamacare

LMAO: Canadian-Born Ted Cruz to Sign Up for Obamacare (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

Canadian-born presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz will sign up for Obamacare since his wife has taken a leave of absence from Goldman Sachs to join him on the campaign trail. This is hilarious considering just yesterday he continued to say his number 1 goal once he takes office is to repeal Obamacare.

Ted Cruz told CNN‘s Dana Bash that he  “would no longer have access to health benefits through his wife’s employer, Goldman Sachs. Heidi Cruz, a managing director at the firm’s Houston office, has gone on unpaid leave for the duration of the senator’s presidential campaign and will not have access to the company’s benefits during that time.” How Bash kept a straight face is beyong me.

“Cruz’s campaign appeared caught by surprise Monday by questions about the senator’s health care.” The implosion of Ted Cruz’s presidential aspirations have begun….

Donald Trump Goes Birther: Canadian-Born Ted Cruz “has an Additional Hurdle”

Donald Trump Goes Birther: Canadian-Born Ted Cruz "has an Additional Hurdle"

Donald Trump Goes Birther: Canadian-Born Ted Cruz “has an Additional Hurdle” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Who didn’t see this coming….Donald Trump goes all birther on Canadian-born GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Trump said Cruz has “an additional hurdle” to overcome and that “you’re supposed to be born in this country” to run for president. Um, he wasted no time….

The reality television host, real estate magnate, and serial almost-presidential candidate who repeatedly demanded that President Barack Obama produce proof that he was born in Hawaii, turned his attention to Senator Ted Cruz on Monday. In an interview with MyFoxNY, Trump said that Cruz’s birthplace, Canada, could be a problem for the Texan’s presidential bid.

“Well he’s got, you know, a hurdle that nobody else seems to have at this moment,” said Trump, who was born in Queens. “It’s a hurdle and somebody could certainly look at it very seriously. He was born in Canada … if you know … and when we all studied our history lessons … you’re supposed to be born in this country, so I just don’t know how the courts would rule on it. But it’s an additional hurdle that he has that no one else seems to have.”

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Trump also suggested that Cruz had borrowed some campaign language from him.

“Well, you know the line of ‘Make America Great Again,’ the phrase, that was mine I came up with about a year ago, and I kept using it and everybody’s now using it, they’re loving it, I don’t know I guess I should copyright it,” Trump said.  Source:  Bloomberg.com

I think being a natural-born American is the least of Ted Cruz’s worries. He isn’t going to get the nomination. Um, pigs will fly first. Nice to see him align himself with the right wing evangelical fanatics. That alone will keep him out of the White House. Just ask Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum how far it got them. In any case, this presidential season is bound to be hilarious, thanks to characters like Ted Cruz and Ben Carson.

New Hampshire Democrats See Hillary Clinton Primary Challenge

New Hampshire Democrats See Hillary Clinton Primary Challenge

New Hampshire Democrats See Hillary Clinton Primary Challenge (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Hillary Clinton primary challenge

New Hampshire Democrats see Sen. Elizabeth Warren as a credible threat to Hillary Clinton in the primaries. The New Hampshire Union Leader reports, “The Democratic Party will have a primary race whether presumptive front-runner Hillary Clinton ultimately decides to enter the race or not, political observers and state Democrats said.”

Democratic Party chairman Ray Buckley: “I fully anticipate we’re going to have a very robust primary. It’s going to happen. A challenger to Clinton will emerge. There will be an alternative, and I anticipate a very vibrant primary.”

Josh Green: Sen. Elizabeth Warren would be credible threat to Clinton in the primaries.

Can Elizabeth Warren and Martin O’Malley Challenge Hillary Clinton for Democratic Nomination?

Can Elizabeth Warren and Martin O'Malley Challenge Hillary Clinton for Democratic Nomination?

Can Elizabeth Warren and Martin O’Malley Challenge Hillary Clinton for Democratic Nomination? (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Can Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination? Personally, I believe Warren is too liberal while O’Malley is a relative unknown. Still, Barack Obama was a relative unknown when he started the 2008 presidential campaign and ran a stellar campaign against the Clinton establishment the first time around. That’s why I am giving Martin O’Malley a second look. He certainly has less baggage than Clinton.

Martin O’Malley was well-received in Iowa during a recent appearance in Davenport. He blasted the GOP presidential contenders on their stance on income inequality.

“How ironic since their choices led to it,” he told The Des Moines Register in an interview Saturday. “This is their theory, and we tried it for the better part of these last 30 years: Concentrate wealth at the top, take regulation out of the equation and keep wages low. So for them now to say that they’re somehow very appalled and concerned about inequality is ironic, to put it most kindly.”

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During O’Malley’s appearance at the Scott County Democrats’ “Red, White and Blue Dinner,” he offered a prescription for “making the dream true again” that includes raising the minimum wage, expanding Social Security benefits, making pre-kindergarten universally available and ensuring equal pay for women. “Sing it with me people,” O’Malley said. “When women succeed, America succeeds.”

The speech, which drew multiple standing ovations, both underscored O’Malley’s opportunities and the challenges in the nation’s first presidential nominating state, where early polls show Clinton with a commanding lead and O’Malley barely registering. In interviews afterward, many Democratic activists said they were only starting to learn about O’Malley. Source: Des Moines Register

The Boston Globe is making the case for Elizabeth Warren. I like her a lot because she’s for the middle class, but I find some of her positions too liberal. She would have to move a little to the center for me.

Unlike Clinton, or any of the prospective Republican candidates, Warren has made closing the economic gaps in America her main political priority, in a career that has included standing up for homeowners facing illegal foreclosures and calling for more bankruptcy protections. If she runs, it’ll ensure that those issues take their rightful place at the center of the national political debate.

Some of Warren’s admirers feel she’d be better off fighting for those causes in the Senate — but her opportunities to enact reforms there are shrinking, which should make a presidential run more attractive. As a member of the minority party in the Senate, her effectiveness is now much more limited than when she first won election, since Republicans control the legislative agenda. Democrats face an uphill challenge to reclaim the Senate in 2016 and face even slimmer prospects in the House. For the foreseeable future, the best pathway Warren and other Democrats have for implementing their agenda runs through the White House.

A presidential campaign would test Warren as never before. Her views on foreign policy are not fully formed. And on many other important issues — climate change, gun control, civil rights — Warren could struggle to articulate clear differences between herself and Clinton. That’s a risk she should be willing to take.

It will be interesting to see who will step up and challenge Hillary Clinton. The path to the White House shouldn’t just be handed to another Clinton or another Bush, for that matter.

Canadian-Born Ted Cruz to Launch 2016 Presidential Campaign

Canadian-Born Ted Cruz to Launch 2016 Presidential Campaign

Canadian-Born Ted Cruz to Launch 2016 Presidential Campaign

Canadian-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will be the first Republican to launch a 2016 presidential bid when he makes the announcement on Monday at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Yep, right out of the gates, he’s aligning himelf with religious fanatics.

The first-term senator from Texas will announce that he’s running for the Republican presidential nomination, according to the Houston Chronicle. He will make his official declaration Monday in Lynchburg, Virginia at Liberty University, the largest Christian university in the world.

Cruz, 44, will be the first candidate to formally throw his hat in the ring for what’s expected to be a crowded GOP primary, with more than a dozen high-profile Republicans expressing serious interest in a White House run.

The Chronicle reports that Cruz will go straight to announcing his candidacy without first forming an exploratory committee, according to advisers with direct knowledge of his plans.

Cruz, armed with his trademark ostrich boots and impressive oratory skills, has quickly made a name for himself in the past two years since he started in the Senate, solidifying his brand as a conservative firebrand willing to take on establishment Republicans in Washington. Source: CNN

I wonder how the birthers will accept a presidential campaign from Ted Cruz? You will recall, they went after Obama claiming he wasn’t natural born because his father was from Kenya. Then, some suggested, and still believe (including Donald Trump), that he was actually born in Kenya. So, how will they view the presidency of someone who was born in Canada to a Cuban father? The fact is, I believe much of the birtherism rhetoric was racially-motivated.

Ted Cruz won’t be the next GOP presidential nominee. He has veered too far right and the majority of Republicans aren’t that fanatical. You will also recall he engineered a 17-day government shutdown that has left a bitter taste in the mouths of many. According to a recent hypothetical CNN/ORC International, he has 4% support among members of his party. Though it’s early in the game, there is no way Ted Cruz will garner enough support when he has insulted just about every demographic he would need to attract — blacks, gays, Hispanic, women, young voters, etc.

SMH: Dr. Ben Carson Claims ISIS Dates Back to Jacob and Esau

SMH:  Dr. Ben Carson Claims ISIS Dates Back to Esau in Genesis

SMH: Dr. Ben Carson Claims ISIS Dates Back to Esau in Genesis (Photo Credit: Hugh Hewitt Show Video Screengrab)

Dr. Ben Carson continues to show why he isn’t ready for the national political stage. In a recent interview with Hugh Hewitt, he said the Baltics States should get into NATO. Um, they are already a part of NATO. Buffoonery, pure and simple.

Dr. Carson thinks Baltic States aren’t in NATO:

HH: The Baltic states are very nervous, and we have troops in the Baltic states. Ought NATO to be willing to go to war if Putin attempts in the Baltic states anything like he’s attempted in Ukraine?

BC: I think they would be willing to go to war if they knew that they were backed up by us. I think part of the problem throughout the world right now is that our allies cannot be 100% certain that we’re behind them.

HH: And so should we have that sort of commitment, that if Putin makes a move on the Baltic states, we’d go to war?

BC: Well, if we have them involved in NATO. We need to convince them to get involved in NATO and strengthen NATO.

HH: Well, the Baltics, they are in NATO. […]

Ben Carson may know his way around an operating room but he has no clue on U.S. foreign policy, or any other policy for that matter.

Carson claims ISIS dates back to Jacob and Esau:

HH: What do you consider to be their tap root? What is the origin of their rage, in your view?

BC: Well, first of all, you have to recognize they go back thousands and thousands of years, really back to the battle between Jacob and Esau. But it has been a land issue for a very long period of time. Possession is very important to them. And one of the things that we’re doing, I think, incorrectly right now is not recognizing that they are expanding their territory. Not only the land that they’ve taken in Iraq, but what they’ve taken in Syria, they’re creating an Islamic state. And we can bomb it all we want. But unless we actually can take the land back, we’re really not doing them any damage.

HH: Dr. Carson, but you know, Muhammad lives in 632AD, so it’s a 1,300, 1,400 year old religion. How do you go back to Jacob and Esau, which are BC?

BC: I’m just saying that the conflict has been ongoing for thousands of years. This is not anything new, is what I’m saying.

HH: So it’s not specific to the Islamic faith or the Salafist offshoot to the Islamic faith?

BC: Well, the Islamic faith emanated from Esau.

HH: Okay, I would date it to 632, but you’ve got a Biblical connection here that some people may share with you, but I think scholars might dispute.

Wow, so now he’s a Biblical scholar? I didn’t think I would ever say this, but he’s worse than Mr. 9-9-9 Herman Cain. Dear God, please let Ben Carson get the GOP presidential nomination. Any Democratic candidate would beat him by a landslide.

Will Jeb Bush Address Connection to Fugitive Miguel Recarey Jr?

Will Jeb Bush Address Connection to Fugitive Miguel Recarey Jr?

Will Jeb Bush Address Connection to Fugitive Miguel Recarey Jr? (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush’s connection with a fugitive, Miguel Recarey Jr., is in the news. This is contrary to the squeaky clean image he’s trying to fool us with.

Washington Post:  The [Miguel] Recarey case illustrates aspects of [Jeb] Bush’s business record that are likely to resurface as he moves closer to a campaign for president. Time and again, he benefited from his family name and connections to land a consulting deal or board membership, sometimes doing business with people and companies who would later run afoul of the law.

In the case of Recarey, Bush has said over the years that he “made one call” to a mid-level official to seek a fair deal for a Florida businessman.

But new interviews and a review of congressional testimony show that Bush engaged in multiple calls on Recarey’s behalf to senior administration officials — and that his advocacy made a difference.

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One recipient of Bush’s outreach on behalf of Recarey, C. McClain Haddow, then the chief of staff to the secretary of health and human services, Margaret Heckler, told The Washington Post that hearing from the vice president’s son “certainly altered the trajectory of the decision.”

Donald Trump Drops “The Apprentice” to Launch Presidential Campaign

Donald Trump Drops "The Apprentice" to Launch Presidential Campaign

Donald Trump Drops “The Apprentice” to Launch Presidential Campaign (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Carnival barker Donald Trump reportedly drops his “The Apprentice” show to launch a presidential campaign, WMUR-TV reports. Would love to hear his message to the black community since he insulted then-candidate Barack Obama on so many occasions, even demanding that he release his college transcripts and long-form birth certificate. Yeah, would love to see how he will campaign to “the blacks.”

WMUR-TV reports that Trump will announce his intentions Wednesday. He will reportedly head to New Hampshire on Thursday to attend an event for Rep. Steve Stepanek (R-Amherst). The Union Leader reports he has a team of New York-based political advisors and has hired staff in New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina. He also hired senior political adviser Corey Lewandowski.

This will be very hilarious to watch since he will believes in his mind that he can become our next POTUS. He will also have to release his tax returns, so it will be interesting to see how much he gives to charity and what his tax rate is. Donald Trump’s presidential campaign will crash and burn just like Rudy Giuliani’s.

 

Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads Potential GOP Presidential Candidates by Double Digits

Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads Potential GOP Presidential Candidates by Double Digits

Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads Potential GOP Presidential Candidates by Double Digits (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Hillary Clinton leads potential Republican presidential candidates by double digits in a recent CNN/ORC poll. This comes as the former secretary of state has been dogged by a private email scandal. She also maintains a huge lead among possible Democratic candidates. Um, so, the email scandal isn’t really dinging her as much as the GOP hopes.

Rand Paul comes closest, with 43% saying they’d be more likely to back him while 54% choose Clinton. The two candidates who currently top the GOP field, Bush and Walker, match up equally against Clinton, with each carrying 40% to her 55%. Huckabee gets 41% to Clinton’s 55% and Carson has 40% to Clinton’s 56%.

In the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Clinton holds a nearly 50-point lead over Vice President Joe Biden, her closest competitor in the field, 62% to 15%. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren rounds out the top three on the Democratic side with 10%. No other potential candidate tops 5%.

Should Warren decide not to get into the race, Clinton stands to benefit more than others, gaining 5 points and holding a 67% to 16% advantage over Biden when Warren’s backers are re-allocated to their second-choice candidate. Notably, with Warren out of the race, Clinton surges from 67% support to 74% among Democratic women. Source: CNN

Ben Carson Operative Jim Dornan Deletes Tweets Calling Obama ‘Dipshit,’ Among Others

jim dornan Ben Carson Operative Deletes Tweet Calling Obama "the Dipshit in WH"

Ben Carson Operative Deletes Tweet Calling Obama “the Dipshit in WH”

Jim Dornan

Presidential wannabe Dr. Ben Carson is facing some fallout over inflammatory and racist tweets by his operative, Jim Dornan.

Here’s more from Buzzfeed on Jim Dornan’s tweets:

One tweet from Dornan referred to McConnell shoving his fist up Obama’s butt. One tweet calls Ferguson protestors “thugs.” Another calls Obama a “dipshit.” One tweet calls Debbie Wasserman-Schultz a “pathetic excuse for a human being.” Two tweets call Chris Matthews and the Huffington Post “aholes.” Another tweet at Obama tells him to “bend over bitch.”

This comes after Ben Carson apologized for saying prison explains being gay is a choice, as people identifying as straight come out of prison as identifying as gay.