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Story 1: The Wisconsin Winner Is? Ted Cruz Victory (Delegates Won: Cruz 33, Trump 6)  — On To New York and Another Big Trump Victory (Delegates 95?) — A Choice Not An Establishment Echo — Pronk Prediction: Trump 1150 Delegates and Cruz 850 Delegates, Margin of Error: Plus or Minus 75 Delegates — Both Short of 1,237 Delegates Needed For Nomination:  Do The Deal Donald — Republican Party Unity Ticket of Trump (President) / Cruz (Vice-President) —  Videos

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April 5, 2016

The Green Papers

Tuesday 5 April 2016: All 42 of Wisconsin’s delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today’s Wisconsin Presidential Primary.

  • 24 district delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the 8 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates and the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in that district will receive all 3 of that district’s National Convention delegates. [Republican Party of Wisconsin Constitution Article X Section 5.]
  • 18 at-large delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 5 bonus delegates plus 3 RNC delegates) are to be bound to the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in the primary statewide. [Republican Party of Wisconsin Constitution Article X Section 6.]
Primary
Contest Cruz Trump
Pop
Vote
Del Pop
Vote
% Del Pop
Vote
% Del
CD1 149,152 3 75,753 50.789% 3 48,205 32.319%
CD2 106,380 3 39,488 37.120% 3 36,624 34.428%
CD3 119,219 3 48,221 40.447% 51,682 43.350% 3
CD4 61,920 3 32,596 52.642% 3 16,507 26.659%
CD5 191,735 3 113,522 59.208% 3 45,813 23.894%
CD6 161,195 3 84,577 52.469% 3 52,444 32.535%
CD7 144,318 3 56,575 39.202% 68,144 47.218% 3
CD8 154,670 3 74,878 48.411% 3 61,167 39.547%
Statewide 1,088,589 18 525,610 48.284% 18 380,586 34.961%
Total
Delegates
42 36 6

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P16/WI-R

2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions

Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Wisconsin Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 5 April 2016
District Caucuses: Wednesday 6 April – Sunday 17 April 2016
State Convention: Saturday 14 May 2016
Republicans
Candidate Popular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
Cruz, Rafael Edward “Ted” 531,132  48.23% 36  85.71%   36  85.71% 36  85.71%
Trump, Donald John, Sr. 386,376  35.09% 6  14.29%   6  14.29% 6  14.29%
Kasich, John Richard 155,195  14.09%        
Rubio, Marco A. 10,577   0.96%        
Carson, Benjamin Solomon “Ben”, Sr. 5,611   0.51%        
Bush, John Ellis “Jeb” 3,157   0.29%        
Paul, Randal H. “Rand” 2,501   0.23%        
Uncommitted 2,293   0.21%        
Huckabee, Michael Dale “Mike” 1,426   0.13%        
Christie, Christopher James “Chris” 1,313   0.12%        
Fiorina, Carleton Sneed “Carly” 815   0.07%        
Santorum, Richard John “Rick” 517   0.05%        
Gilmore, James Stuart “Jim”, III 241   0.02%        
Total 1,101,154 100.00% 42 100.00%   42 100.00% 42 100.00%

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P16/WI-R

Total Delegates and Popular Vote As of April 6,2016

Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Republican Convention
Presidential Nominating Process
Debate –  Fox – Cleveland, Ohio: Thursday 6 August 2015
Debate – CNN – Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, California: Wednesday 16 September 2015
Debate – CNBC – Boulder, Colorado: Wednesday 28 October 2015
Debate – Fox Business News – Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Tuesday 10 November 2015
Debate – CNN – Las Vegas, Nevada: Tuesday 15 December 2015
Debate – Fox Business Channel, Charleston, South Carolina: Thursday 14 January 2016
Debate – Fox – Iowa: Thursday 28 January 2016
Debate – CBS – South Carolina: February 2016 (presumably)
Debate – NBC/Telemundo – Texas: Friday 26 February 2016
Debate – CNN – TBD: March 2016 (presumably)
Debate – Salt Lake City, Utah (announced 20 February 2016): Monday 21 March 2016
41st Republican National Convention: Monday 18 July – Thursday 21 July 2016
Republicans
Candidate Popular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
Trump, Donald John, Sr. 8,251,996  37.01% 758  32.04% 1   0.94% 759  30.70% 758  30.66%
Cruz, Rafael Edward “Ted” 6,315,331  28.32% 505  21.34% 9   8.49% 514  20.79% 505  20.43%
Rubio, Marco A. 3,481,075  15.61% 173   7.31%   173   7.00% 173   7.00%
Kasich, John Richard 2,977,995  13.36% 144   6.09%   144   5.83% 144   5.83%
Carson, Benjamin Solomon “Ben”, Sr. 698,424   3.13% 8   0.34%   8   0.32% 8   0.32%
Bush, John Ellis “Jeb” 257,701   1.16% 4   0.17%   4   0.16% 4   0.16%
Uncommitted 68,374   0.31% 11   0.46% 17  16.04% 28   1.13% 60   2.43%
Paul, Randal H. “Rand” 58,969   0.26% 1   0.04%   1   0.04% 1   0.04%
Christie, Christopher James “Chris” 53,999   0.24%        
Huckabee, Michael Dale “Mike” 48,700   0.22% 1   0.04%   1   0.04% 1   0.04%
Fiorina, Carleton Sneed “Carly” 36,119   0.16% 1   0.04%   1   0.04% 1   0.04%
Santorum, Richard John “Rick” 16,295   0.07%        
No Preference 9,249   0.04%        
Graham, Lindsey Olin 5,689   0.03%        
Gray, Elizabeth 5,455   0.02%        
(others) 3,116   0.01%        
Gilmore, James Stuart “Jim”, III 2,912   0.01%        
Pataki, George E. 2,010   0.01%        
Others 1,586   0.01%        
Cook, Timothy “Tim” 517   0.00%        
Jindal, Piyush “Bobby” 221   0.00%        
Martin, Andy 202   0.00%        
Witz, Richard P.H. 109   0.00%        
Lynch, James P. “Jim”, Sr. 100   0.00%        
Messina, Peter 79   0.00%        
Cullison, Brooks Andrews 56   0.00%        
Lynch, Frank 47   0.00%        
Robinson, Joe 44   0.00%        
Comley, Stephen Bradley, Sr. 32   0.00%        
Prag, Chomi 16   0.00%        
Dyas, Jacob Daniel “Daniel”, Sr. 15   0.00%        
McCarthy, Stephen John 12   0.00%        
Iwachiw, Walter N. 9   0.00%        
Huey, Kevin Glenn 8   0.00%        
Drozd, Matt 6   0.00%        
Mann, Robert Lawrence 5   0.00%        
Hall, David Eames          
(available)   760  32.12% 79  74.53% 839  33.94% 817  33.05%
Total 22,296,473 100.00% 2,366 100.00% 106 100.00% 2,472 100.00% 2,472 100.00%

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P16/R

The Road to 1,237: Interactive Republican Delegate Calculator

Election News

April 5, 2016

Our new Interactive Republican Delegate Calculator lets you forecast whether Donald Trump or Ted Cruz can reach the necessary 1,237 delegates to secure the nomination prior to the Republican Convention this summer in Cleveland. John Kasich has been mathematically eliminated from reaching 1,237 during the primary season but his performances in upcoming events can certainly influence whether either of the others can.

The calculator provides a row for each state whose primary has yet to occur. The row shows the number of delegates, polling average and the state’s allocation methodology.

If cookies are enabled on your device, your predictions will be there when you return to the page.

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Enemies Within: Joe McCarthy (2011)

He was the face of the Red Scare, and his name has become synonymous with political witch-hunting. Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy investigated Communist subversion in America in the 1950s, wielding enormous power, until his tactics, his alliances, and his drinking ruined both his career and reputation. But was McCarthy really a villainous demagogue, or was he a victim of false accusations? Separate the man from the myth as we present a comprehensive picture of this divisive figure.

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April 4, 2016

The Green Papers

2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions

Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Republican Convention
Presidential Nominating Process
Debate –  Fox – Cleveland, Ohio: Thursday 6 August 2015
Debate – CNN – Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, California: Wednesday 16 September 2015
Debate – CNBC – Boulder, Colorado: Wednesday 28 October 2015
Debate – Fox Business News – Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Tuesday 10 November 2015
Debate – CNN – Las Vegas, Nevada: Tuesday 15 December 2015
Debate – Fox Business Channel, Charleston, South Carolina: Thursday 14 January 2016
Debate – Fox – Iowa: Thursday 28 January 2016
Debate – CBS – South Carolina: February 2016 (presumably)
Debate – NBC/Telemundo – Texas: Friday 26 February 2016
Debate – CNN – TBD: March 2016 (presumably)
Debate – Salt Lake City, Utah (announced 20 February 2016): Monday 21 March 2016
41st Republican National Convention: Monday 18 July – Thursday 21 July 2016
Republicans
Candidate Popular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
Trump, Donald John, Sr. 7,863,052  37.11% 752  31.78% 1   0.94% 753  30.46% 752  30.42%
Cruz, Rafael Edward “Ted” 5,782,142  27.29% 469  19.82% 9   8.49% 478  19.34% 469  18.97%
Rubio, Marco A. 3,470,384  16.38% 173   7.31%   173   7.00% 173   7.00%
Kasich, John Richard 2,822,210  13.32% 144   6.09%   144   5.83% 144   5.83%
Carson, Benjamin Solomon “Ben”, Sr. 692,764   3.27% 8   0.34%   8   0.32% 8   0.32%
Bush, John Ellis “Jeb” 254,521   1.20% 4   0.17%   4   0.16% 4   0.16%
Uncommitted 66,081   0.31% 11   0.46% 17  16.04% 28   1.13% 60   2.43%
Paul, Randal H. “Rand” 56,451   0.27% 1   0.04%   1   0.04% 1   0.04%
Christie, Christopher James “Chris” 52,679   0.25%        
Huckabee, Michael Dale “Mike” 47,263   0.22% 1   0.04%   1   0.04% 1   0.04%
Fiorina, Carleton Sneed “Carly” 35,297   0.17% 1   0.04%   1   0.04% 1   0.04%
Santorum, Richard John “Rick” 15,774   0.07%        
No Preference 9,249   0.04%        
Graham, Lindsey Olin 5,684   0.03%        
Gray, Elizabeth 5,455   0.03%        
(others) 3,116   0.01%        
Gilmore, James Stuart “Jim”, III 2,671   0.01%        
Pataki, George E. 2,007   0.01%        
Others 1,586   0.01%        
Cook, Timothy “Tim” 513   0.00%        
Jindal, Piyush “Bobby” 221   0.00%        
Martin, Andy 202   0.00%        
Witz, Richard P.H. 109   0.00%        
Lynch, James P. “Jim”, Sr. 100   0.00%        
Messina, Peter 79   0.00%        
Cullison, Brooks Andrews 56   0.00%        
Lynch, Frank 47   0.00%        
Robinson, Joe 44   0.00%        
Comley, Stephen Bradley, Sr. 32   0.00%        
Prag, Chomi 16   0.00%        
Dyas, Jacob Daniel “Daniel”, Sr. 15   0.00%        
McCarthy, Stephen John 12   0.00%        
Iwachiw, Walter N. 9   0.00%        
Huey, Kevin Glenn 8   0.00%        
Drozd, Matt 6   0.00%        
Mann, Robert Lawrence 5   0.00%        
Hall, David Eames          
(available)   802  33.90% 79  74.53% 881  35.64% 859  34.75%
Total 21,189,860 100.00% 2,366 100.00% 106 100.00% 2,472 100.00% 2,472 100.00%

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P16/R

New Poll Shows 9 Out of 10 Trump Supports Feel Attacked

Latest Polls

Tuesday, April 5
Race/Topic(Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
California Republican Presidential Primary SurveyUSA Trump 40, Cruz 32, Kasich 17 Trump +8
California Democratic Presidential Primary SurveyUSA Clinton 53, Sanders 39 Clinton +14
Pennsylvania Democratic Presidential Primary Harper (R) Clinton 55, Sanders 33 Clinton +22
Pennsylvania Senate – Democratic Primary Harper (R) Sestak 41, McGinty 31, Fetterman 9 Sestak +10
Maryland Senate – Democratic Primary (Van Hollen vs. Edwards) Wash Post/Univ. of Maryland Edwards 44, Van Hollen 40 Edwards +4
President Obama Job Approval Gallup Approve 53, Disapprove 43 Approve +10
President Obama Job Approval Rasmussen Reports Approve 48, Disapprove 51 Disapprove +3
Monday, April 4
Race/Topic(Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
Wisconsin Republican Presidential Primary Emerson Cruz 40, Trump 35, Kasich 21 Cruz +5
Wisconsin Democratic Presidential Primary Emerson Sanders 51, Clinton 43 Sanders +8
Wisconsin Republican Presidential Primary ARG Cruz 32, Trump 42, Kasich 23 Trump +10
Wisconsin Democratic Presidential Primary ARG Sanders 48, Clinton 49 Clinton +1
2016 Republican Presidential Nomination IBD/TIPP Trump 38, Cruz 31, Kasich 19 Trump +7
2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination IBD/TIPP Clinton 45, Sanders 44 Clinton +1
General Election: Trump vs. Clinton IBD/TIPP Clinton 47, Trump 35 Clinton +12
General Election: Cruz vs. Clinton IBD/TIPP Clinton 44, Cruz 39 Clinton +5
General Election: Kasich vs. Clinton IBD/TIPP Kasich 45, Clinton 38 Kasich +7
General Election: Trump vs. Sanders IBD/TIPP Sanders 53, Trump 36 Sanders +17
General Election: Cruz vs. Sanders IBD/TIPP Sanders 50, Cruz 38 Sanders +12
General Election: Kasich vs. Sanders IBD/TIPP Sanders 45, Kasich 42 Sanders +3
Wisconsin: Trump vs. Clinton Emerson Clinton 47, Trump 37 Clinton +10
Wisconsin: Cruz vs. Clinton Emerson Clinton 46, Cruz 43 Clinton +3
Wisconsin: Kasich vs. Clinton Emerson Kasich 52, Clinton 38 Kasich +14
Wisconsin: Trump vs. Sanders Emerson Sanders 51, Trump 37 Sanders +14
Wisconsin: Cruz vs. Sanders Emerson Sanders 50, Cruz 41 Sanders +9
California: Trump vs. Clinton SurveyUSA Clinton 60, Trump 26 Clinton +34
California: Cruz vs. Clinton SurveyUSA Clinton 57, Cruz 32 Clinton +25
California: Kasich vs. Clinton SurveyUSA Clinton 56, Kasich 33 Clinton +23
California: Trump vs. Sanders SurveyUSA Sanders 63, Trump 24 Sanders +39
California: Cruz vs. Sanders SurveyUSA Sanders 61, Cruz 26 Sanders +35
California: Kasich vs. Sanders SurveyUSA Sanders 57, Kasich 28 Sanders +29
Wisconsin Senate – Johnson vs. Feingold Emerson Feingold 48, Johnson 44 Feingold +4
California Senate – Open Primary SurveyUSA Harris 26, Sanchez 22, Del Beccaro 8, Wyman 8, Sundheim 5 Harris +4
President Obama Job Approval IBD/TIPP Approve 48, Disapprove 44 Approve +4
Direction of Country Rasmussen Reports Right Direction 26, Wrong Track 67 Wrong Track +41
Sunday, April 3
Race/Topic(Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
Wisconsin Republican Presidential Primary CBS News/YouGov Cruz 43, Trump 37, Kasich 18 Cruz +6
Wisconsin Democratic Presidential Primary CBS News/YouGov Sanders 49, Clinton 47 Sanders +2
New York Republican Presidential Primary CBS News/YouGov Trump 52, Kasich 20, Cruz 21 Trump +31
New York Democratic Presidential Primary CBS News/YouGov Clinton 53, Sanders 43 Clinton +10
Pennsylvania Republican Presidential Primary CBS News/YouGov Trump 47, Cruz 29, Kasich 22 Trump +18
Saturday, April 2

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/

TED CRUZ BEATS TRUMP IN NATIONAL POLL. This Is One Poll That Donald Trump Will Have To Stop Quoting

Ted Cruz-The Reincarnation Of Joe McCarthy?

By Rick Unger

For a politician seeking power at any cost, there are few tricks in the handbook more effective than the employment of innuendo, false implication and guilt by association—tricks that were once perfected to devastating effect by Joseph McCarthy, the Wisconsin senator who rose to extraordinary power through his mastery of these dark arts as he led the United Statesdown the path to one of its darkest hours.

McCarthy learned the value of the half-truth and innuendo early on in his career.

In his first political campaign for a seat as a circuit county judge, McCarthy published campaign literature falsely claiming that his opponent was 73, senile and guilty of financial corruption—despite knowing that the gentleman was 66, in full control of his mental faculties and had never done anything that had so much as a whiff of corruption.

But it worked.

Indeed, it worked so well that during McCarthy’s next campaign, which was a primary race for his party’s nomination to run for the U.S. Senate, McCarthy perfected the science of dirty politics by moving away from the complete and total lie and into the more subtle art of innuendo and half-truths as he attacked his opponent, Robert La Follette, for not enlisting in the war effort during World War II.

McCarthy was technically correct, as La Follette was already 46 when Pearl Harbor was bombed and far too old to be accepted into the U.S. armed forces. McCarthy, of course, didn’t bother to mention that detail and the misdirection took a toll. McCarthy would go on to allege that La Follette had made huge profits—suggesting by implication that the man had been guilty of war profiteering—while Joe was out there fighting the war. Again, it was true that La Follette had made money during the war, however it was certainly not from war profiteering but rather from a local radio station in which he had invested.

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Joseph Raymond McCarthy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Again, McCarthy’s low tactics worked as he eked out a narrow victory. La Follette went away from the race deeply injured by the attacks on his reputation—attacks that were believed by many despite being wholly untrue— and eventually committed suicide.

McCarthy never looked back as the smear tactics employed during his campaigns would pale in comparison to what he would do when applying his despicable brand of politics to what we would come to know as “McCarthyism”—the use of the smear against fellow Americans whom he sought to paint as Communists, destroying the lives of innocents to further the fortunes of Joe McCarthy.

Another skilled practitioner of the half-truth and innuendo was Richard M. Nixon. And while a review of Nixon’s proclivity for successfully employing the darkest side of politics as the means to win elections and defeat his political opponents is another story for another time, we all know where this approach to power led for Senator McCarthy and President Nixon—an eventual ticket to disgrace and political demise.

Newly minted Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) would do well to learn the lessons of these predecessors as he embarks on his own public career, one he has apparently chosen to build using the dark political arts of innuendo and smear.

While watching the Senate confirmation hearings for Chuck Hagel last week, my attention was grabbed when I heard Senator Cruz note that he had witnessed something “truly extraordinary, which is the government of Iran formally and publicly praising the nomination of a defense secretary. I would suggest to you that to my knowledge, that is unprecedented to see a foreign nation like Iran publicly celebrating a nomination.”

While I found this bit of information to be shocking (I had not heard this reported from any other news source) and more than a little difficult to believe, I had to agree with Senator Cruz that such a statement of support would not only be unprecedented but more than a little disturbing —if the Iranian government had, indeed, offered up such warm words of praise in support of Senator Hagel’s nomination.

Yet, the Iranians never issued any such statement or, for that matter, even came close.

It turns out that during a press conference, a spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry was asked by a reporter what he thought about Chuck Hagel’s views on Israel. In response, the spokesperson said, “We hope there will be practical changes in American foreign policy and thatWashington becomes respectful of the rights of nations.”

Clearly, there was no rational basis for Senator Cruz to conclude that such a remark was an expression of public praise for the nomination of Chuck Hagel. So why would Cruz suggest such a thing?

The only possible explanation for Cruz’s remarks would have to be that he either misheard or misunderstood the statement of the Iranian spokesperson or, in homage to Joe McCarthy, he purposely twisted the remark to cast an undeserved dark shadow on Senator Hagel.

To date, Senator Cruz has never come forward to say that, upon further review, he may have been mistaken about his interpretation of the Iranian spokesperson’s remarks. Thus, the only remaining option is that is was a purposeful smear.

The alarm bells set off by Cruz’s statement only grew louder when Chris Matthews and Aliyah Frumin of MSNBC , reminded us of the time Joe McCarthy attempted to similarly create a moment of “guilt by association and commendation” when The Communist Daily Worker newspaper favorably reviewed the episode of Edward R. Murrow’s TV show where the great newsman performed his famous take-down of McCarthy. In an effort to paint Murrow as a Communist sympathizer as the means of discrediting his efforts, McCarthy noted that the Daily Worker “lists Mr. Murrow’s program as one of tonight’s best bets on TV.”

Sadly, Senator Cruz had only just begun his smear campaign against Chuck Hagel.

During a gathering of the Senate Armed Services Committee, where the Hagel nomination was under discussion prior to a vote, Cruz referenced a reported payment to Hagel of $200,000, over a two-year period, from Corsair Capital. The money was compensation to Hagel for his work as a member of the firm’s advisory board. Not surprisingly, when asked about this payment, Hagel had no idea as to the initial source of the money just as I could not possibly tell you the origins of the actual dollars I am paid by my own employer.

As Corsair does have some contracts overseas, Cruz saw the opportunity to take what was a very ordinary payment to a board member and turn into something potentially sinister.

“We do not know, for example, if he received compensation for giving paid speeches at extreme or radical groups,” Cruz insisted. “It is at a minimum relevant to know if that $200,000 that he deposited in his bank account came directly from Saudi Arabia, came directly from North Korea. I have no evidence that it is or isn’t.”

How is this not the same as the logical fallacy that is created when one asks the question, “Tell me, Senator, why do you continue to beat your wife?” and how is this not far below the dignity of what we expect of a United States Senator?

Never mind that Hagel had already complied with his requirement to file a statement listing transactions with foreign governments for the preceding 10 years—a statement that revealed no such payments from Saudi Arabia or North Korea. Never mind that Cruz could have easily requested the additional information he sought without planting the suggestion that Hagel could—or would—have accepted payments from an enemy of the United States.

But Cruz was neither interested in truth nor information—only the smear.

So egregious was this effort that even John McCain—the man responsible for starting the campaign to deny Chuck Hagel the Defense job—noted, “I just want to make it clear, Sen. Hagel is an honorable man. He has served his country. And no one on this committee at any time should impugn his character or his integrity.”

Had the Hagel affair been the result of a new and inexperienced Senator getting a little too carried away, it would be one thing. But Cruz had already revealed the path he has chosen to pursue .

Responding to a question on the hearings for confirmation of Senator John Kerry for State and Chuck Hagel at Defense during an appearance at the National Review Institute summit in Washington, Cruz commented, “Okay, we’ve got two pending nominations, John Kerry and Chuck Hagel, both of whom are very prominently… ”

As Cruz paused before finishing his sentence, the moderator filled in the blank by saying, “”Anti-us?”

Cruz then finished his sentence with, “Less than ardent fans of the U.S. military.”

Really? Hagel has two purple hearts to his credit while Kerry has been awarded the Silver Star andthe Bronze Star while Mr. Cruz has never worn the uniform of an American solider, sailor or Marine unless it was to a Halloween party.

Yet, Senator Cruz did not hesitate—actually he did hesitate for a moment clearly contemplating the shameful act he was about to commit—to impugn the loyalty of these two men to the defense of the United States. That not only takes some serous chutzpah but stands as a flashing red light warning us of a serious problem ahead—a problem we’ve already encountered once and do not want to encounter again.

Whatever your opinion of Senator Cruz’s Tea Party driven political platform, his first rate education and the successes he has racked up in clerking for Supreme Court Chief Justice Rehnquist and his own distinguished practice of law, would suggest that the man has something to offer the United States Senate.

However, as we have learned in a very painful way, all the intelligence and talent in the world will not overcome ambition that will stop at nothing—including destroying the reputation of an adversary through false statements, half-truths and innuendo.

Senator Cruz has elected to follow the darkest of all political paths in his quest for advancement. And while it is truly a shame and a waste of a very capable man, it is not something that can be allowed by any American, no matter what one’s political preferences.

The sooner the supporters of Senator Cruz recognize the profound difference between opposing a political appointment or opponent and smearing such an individual through lies and innuendo, in the tradition of Joseph McCarthy, the sooner we can put the breaks on Senator Cruz and his misguided desire to repeat the serious and harmful errors in our past.

Let’s hope they do so as the last thing we need is to suffer another era of McCarthyism.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2013/02/18/ted-cruz-the-reincarnation-of-joe-mccarthy/3/#17d6b1a0376c

Trump breaks 50 percent mark in New York; Cruz in third place

Donald Trump has a more than two-to-one lead over his closest rival, John Kasich, in the Republican presidential front-runner’s home state of New York, a new poll finds.

A Monmouth University survey released Wednesday shows Trump taking 52 percent support, followed by Kasich at 25 percent. Ted Cruz has 17 percent.
The April 19 primary in New York will go a long way toward determining whether Trump can reach the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the GOP nomination outright and avoid a contested convention.

At Trump’s current level of support, he’s on pace to take a strong majority of the state’s 95 delegates, and it appears that he may run the board.

“If this result holds in every single congressional district, Trump will walk away with nearly all of New York State’s delegates,” said Monmouth University pollster Patrick Murray.

A majority of New York Republicans — 57 percent — said Trump’s myriad controversial remarks, from musing about punishing women who get abortions should they be made illegal to encouraging a nuclear arms race in Asia, will have no impact on how they vote in the primary.

Twenty-nine percent said Trump’s controversial remarks make them less likely to support him, while 7 percent said they’re more likely to support Trump because of his comments.

Seventy-two percent of Republicans in New York say that sharing their home state with Trump will have no bearing on whether they support him or not. Fourteen percent said they’re proud to hail from the same state as Trump, while 13 percent said they’re embarrassed.

Kasich is the Republican candidate who does best in a head-to-head match-up against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, according to pollsters.

If the Ohio governor were the GOP nominee, 80 percent of Republican primary voters said they’d cast a ballot for him over Clinton. Only 70 percent said the same of Trump, and 66 percent of Cruz.

“It is interesting that Kasich would be a stronger nominee in Trump’s home state, but it is purely academic,” said Murray. “There is almost no probability that any Republican would be able to win New York’s electoral votes.”

Kasich has no chance to win the nomination outright, but is staying in the race in hopes of an open convention. He’s argued that he’ll run stronger than Cruz as the anti-Trump alternative in upcoming contests in the northeast.

There is still an opening, however, for Kasich and Cruz to make gains on Trump, the poll found.

Forty percent of New York Republicans said they are unlikely to change their minds from the candidate they currently support, but 34 percent said they’re willing to consider a different candidate. Twelve percent said they’re hardly committed to their candidate at all, and 14 percent are undecided.

The Monmouth survey of 302 likely New York GOP primary voters was conducted between April 3 and April 5 and has 5.6-percentage-point margin of error.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/275350-trump-tops-50-percent-in-new-york-

 

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