The Best Election Ever Just Keeps Getting Better And Better

Last night Ted Cruz turned into a political suicide bomber. It was some crazy shit.

Clinton News Network (CNN):

Cruz Booed After Refusing To Endorse Trump

Ted Cruz sensationally withheld an endorsement of Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention Wednesday, earning a chorus of boos from the floor before he was upstaged in a power play by the GOP nominee himself.

Well, not exactly.

In a dramatic development, as Cruz wrapped up his speech, Trump suddenly appeared in the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. He walked to join his family in a VIP area and flashed a thumbs-up — a gesture that transmitted clear anger at the Texas senator’s behavior.

Cruz, his party’s runner-up, uttered Trump’s name just once — to congratulate him — and instead pitched the ideological brand of conservatism that endears him to the GOP’s base.

“I congratulate Donald Trump on winning the nomination last night,” Cruz said. “And like each of you, I want to see the principles that our party believes prevail in November.”

But as it was clear Cruz was going to end his speech without endorsing Trump, delegates began to boo and some chanted “We want Trump!”

“Don’t stay home in November,” Cruz said toward the end of his otherwise very well-received speech. “Stand and speak and vote your conscience.”

That’s when the shit hit the fan.

Let’s back up a little bit.

There I was, minding my own business. The SF Giants had come back from an 8-run deficit by scoring seven unanswered runs against the Boston Red Sox. Suddenly, Twitter and the comment section here at TCH both exploded. The general consensus was that Ted Cruz had done a bad thing.

Let’s get this straight – the crowd at the GOP convention in Cleveland did not boo Ted Cruz merely because he refused to endorse Donald Trump. And contrary to what you may see or hear in other places, the crowd was mostly positive and did not boo until Cruz uttered the words “vote your conscience.”

Last but not least, none of the people who booed Ted Cruz in Cleveland or while watching from home is bothered by the concept of letting your conscience guide your decisions. There are other principles involved here.

It is traditional in our two-party system for the losers of primary races to endorse the winner. In fact, you could argue that there is an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing that all the participants will play by the rules and accept the outcome.

In this case there is an express covenant that was signed by all 18 candidates pledging that they would support the eventual nominee. Last night, Ted Cruz broke that pledge.

One of the things that people despise about politicians is that they don’t keep their word. I have no doubt that if Ted Cruz (or Jeb) had won the nomination they would expect Trump’s support. The only justification for breaking that pledge would be if there was some material breach of the covenant such as voting fraud, cheating or a bogus ruling by the rules and bylaws committee.

Being a sore loser is not grounds to break your pledge. Neither is ambition and/or the intention to run again in 2020 or 2024.

Some supporters of Ted Cruz and the other losers were looking to block Trump’s nomination by asking for a rule change that would allow delegates to ignore the wishes of the voters who the delegates were elected to represent. They hoped that this so-called “conscience rule” would open the door to an alternate candidate.

The proposed rule change was rejected.

So when Ted Cruz said “vote your conscience” he was telling people they should not vote for Trump. The instant he said it the crowd got it. That’s why they began to boo.

Ted Cruz is a treacherous snake. But he badly misjudged both the number and intensity of his followers. This often happens when you live in an echo chamber surrounded by yes men and sychophants. He also misjudged Donald Trump and Trump’s supporters.

Instead of launching the next phase of his political career Ted Cruz committed hari kari. I doubt he’ll even win the GOP nomination when he runs for reelection to the Senate. Stick a fork in him, he’s done.

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200 Responses to The Best Election Ever Just Keeps Getting Better And Better

  1. Myiq2xu™ says:

  2. swanspirit says:

    Snakes on a campaign, Ted Cruz. Rattlesnake

      • Lulu says:

        I think he was “thinking” that he was going to get some kind of approval or at least make a weaselly explanation. He always has some kind of justification or rationalization in mind. They didn’t want to hear it. They shut him down. And his run to the money instead of his wife/family or supporters really says it all about him. Trump is the hero, winner and Cruz is the dog in the manger, sore loser. The vote your conscience is another weasel term based on marketing research and panel testing just like “constitutionalist” and “god’s annointed” directed at different audiences and demographics. Cruz and his handlers saw him as the Republican Obama. Trump the master marketer blew it all to hell.

  3. swanspirit says:

    If he thinks the Senate hated him before…Ted C is a sick sick man. His hubris is beyond anything. I believe he thought he was bringing down Trump’s campaign.

    • taw46 says:

      My thoughts last night, too. He will be hated and distrusted even more. If he could not endorse Trump, or could not refrain from asking people to “vote their conscience”, he should have stayed home. I was glad to see him booed off the stage. To me, that was party unity at the convention.

  4. Dora says:

  5. votermom says:

    Americans don’t like a sore loser, Ted. This isn’t Canada.

  6. DandyTIger says:

    Cruz has been unprincipled and a slithering snake from the beginning. Some of us noticed early as he sucked up to Trump and hid behind his coattails. His “principles” led him to side with Trump while Trump battled and pounced on others. His delusion and bad judgement was that Trump would fade, and even though he sided with Trump, he thought people would then turn to him later. He gained a lot of supporters when he battled the senate. But there was always an arms length support from most of those because of his odd behavior of talking about religion and principles while making calculated political moves. He’s simply yet another opportunist, careerist politician. And a particular nasty hateful one at that. Any admiration of his legal abilities and intellect went out the window last night.

  7. Venus says:

    Christie has a nice summation — in line with what you wrote.

    And yes: BEST ELECTION EVAH!!!! lol

  8. Dora says:

    Oh, give me a break!

    MSNBC Warns Sensitive Viewers Before Showing Anti-Hillary Buttons

    • taw46 says:

      Will she then do a segment on the anti-Trump buttons that will be for sale at the Dem’s convention? No, don’t think so.

  9. votermom says:

    Any writers here?

  10. Anthony says:

    So it turns out that Trump saw Cruz’s speech 2 hours before, and let him speak anyway. Dumb like a fox. Aside from the appropriately earned and unified disgust generated by his lack of principles, Cruz also highlighted one of Donald Trump’s virtues: the ability to take a pile of shit (like Cruz’s selfishness and his diehard supporters’ stupidity) and turn it into mountain of gold.

    What happened at the convention last night reminds me of something I learned in a culinary class I took years ago. Part of our final exam challenge was to take a few ingredients selected by the instructor that were totally incompatible and then use our technical skill and palate knowledge to season and prepare discordant ingredients into a dish that was a total winner; not simply ‘edible’.

    Trump did that last night with the flaming shit sandwich that Cruz attempted to leave on the stage behind him when he exited. This morning, Trump has emerged by even his harshest critics as a sympathetic character (except for Mika Brzezinski, who is still harping on Melania’s speech). Trump did not respond by predictably attacking Cruz for his repulsive antics. Instead, he said “I saw his speech two hours early but let him speak anyway. No big deal!”.

    Do I for one minute think Donald Trump is so magnanimous as to turn the other cheek? Absolutely NOT. Instead, he took what could have been an enormous deficit to his campaign (like our $20T debt) and immediately transform it into a valuable asset. Hopefully, he will also be able to do that with our economy, foreign policy, national and homeland security, and everything else that has become a dangerous deficit in the past 8 years. Most importantly, he allowed Ted Cruz to spare us from what looked like his inevitable appointment to SCOTUS, not to mention enduring his lunacy in the political arena. Ever again.

    What I took away is that sometimes, instead of remaining rigid when your plans don’t work out exactly as you had hoped, it is necessary to be nimble enough to look at the revolting ingredients you have to work with, no matter how repulsive they may be, and then rely on your instincts and confidence in your abilities to transform them into something that is palatable, profitable and easy to digest. Not to mention tens of millions of dollars worth of positive (and free) media exposure.

    Dumb like a fox. I’d like him to tackle our national debt the same way.

    • CiscoKid says:

      Well Anthony, I was thinking the same thing last night and more so this morning.
      It was the timing of Trumps appearance on stage at what seemed precisely the moment Cruz was finishing.
      It was Napoleon who said,”when your enemy is making a mistake, don’t interrupt him”
      That’s what we say last night.
      Shred Mr. Trump, very shred.

    • lateblum says:

      Spot on. You have been on a roll throughout this convention ! Now, every time I see or hear or read “Ted Cruz”, I’m gonna see “shit sandwich”.
      Trump’s ability to be “nimble” is what so many of the MSM, and the establishment of both parties, call “unpredictability”. They are so afraid of his possible presidency. Why they can’t see that the current POTUS has been playing a president on tv for the past 8 years. I don’t know why they aren’t afraid of that.

      • Anthony says:

        Because our toy potus and his suck-ups reward them with access that translates into interviews (work product) that their sponsors will continue to pay top dollar for.

        Deny them access, they have no product, viewers or ratings. Minus those elements, sponsors have no need to spend advertising dollars

    • lyn says:


    • foxyladi14 says:

      Amen Anthony!! 😀

  11. Somebody says:

    In the comments over at TCTH someone said one of Ron Paul’s sons is going to run against Cruz in the 2018 primary. This son is also a doctor. He’ll come into the race with high name recognition, after this latest stunt by Cruz I have a feeling we’re going to have two senators with the last name Paul.

  12. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      OTOH, I am picturing Ivanka in a tight black leather outfit, with knee high boots and a whip.

      I am such a naughty clown!

      • votermom says:

        Melania seems like the boots & whip kind.
        Ivanka seems like Galadriel – everyone loves her but you wouldn’t want to get on her bad side.

  13. driguana says:

    This was brilliant…

    • lateblum says:

      and then some!

    • constance says:

      I can remember when it was rare for women to speak at the conventions. Trump has had many memorable women speaker . It makes a subconscious impression of valuing women. I wonder if the Dems will have a lot of women speakers too. My guess is they will have males from all their interest groups. I also expect Dems to hit the “we are all a bunch of racists in need of reform”. Topic hard and I switch off the TV the second I here that.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        Michael Browns mother is slated — along with some other — interesting — choices.

        I have not heard if our own Marylander Marilyn Moser and the Freddies are scheduled.

        • swanspirit says:

          What is Marilyn going to say? I falsely prosecuted Baltimore policemen, and I helped contribute to the fake narrative that police are racist murderers, but I might need a job soon; so can you help me out?

          • Mt.Laurel says:

            I think that about sums up her game plan. False charges so she can get publicity but is not held accountable and other fun stuff that would land someone with fewer whining chips in a court room? Sounds like a good match for Hillary.

            I see wordpress won that round on the her last name on my post. I guess the spell checker/auto type is not too fond of Marilyn either.

  14. Dora says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Palin saved Cruz’s cajones in the Texas Senate race, and he has credited her for that. She was also an early supporter of Trump, which should have been a hint to Ted.

  15. Anthony says:

    Ted is holding court in a press conference right noe, driving even more nails into his coffin lol. Talking about “holding people accountable”. Is he including himself, I wonder?

  16. Jadzia says:

    I finally realized what Trump’s Twitter “cadence” reminds me of: Sophia Petrillo.

    I return you to your regularly scheduled erudite political commentary. : )

    • Anthony says:

      Agree. Her character (and Trump’s) was like The Greek Chorus – spilling what everyone was thinking and not afraid to do it, forcing the audience to consider their take on things.

      “The ancient actors (hypokrites, literally the one who answers the chorus’ questions), likewise, might ignore the advice of the chorus.

      Yet the chorus was crucial to winning the competition for best set of tragedies. Aristotle says the chorus should be regarded as one of the actors. The chorus had a personality and could be important in the action, depending on the play.”

      (bolding mine)

      • Jadzia says:

        I was KIDDING about the erudite thing, you see.

        (But I tip my hat to you, sir.)

        • Anthony says:

          I was AGREEING with you!

          “Sophia” was nuts, but always spot on!

          • Jadzia says:

            I know that! What I meant was that the rhythm of Sophia’s speech–the brusque, blunt language, short sentences, the little exclamations at the end–really reminded me of the rhythm of Trump’s tweets.

  17. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Jim Hoft:

    On March 3, 2016 Senator Ted Cruz told the FOX News debate audience he would support Donald Trump if he was the Republican nominee.

    Bret Baier: Senator Cruz will you support Donald Trump if he is the nominee?

    Senator Ted Cruz: Yes, because I gave my word I would. And what I have endeavored to do every day in the senate is do what I said I would do.

  18. votermom says:

    Quite unrelatedly and unexpectedly, I just got an email from Ted Cruz that says “the fight goes on” and could I please send some $

  19. elliesmom says:

    If Trump had refused to let Cruz speak, Cruz would have won the skirmish easily. Instead, he gave Ted a long piece of rope. Cruz could have used it to tie a bow around the Republican Party and emerge as the Party’s uniter. Instead, he used it to hang himself Either way, Trump comes out ahead. The booing last night now makes Trump “The Uniter”.

    • Lulu says:

      Trump always plays the win-win game. And now he has knocked Ted out in the Senate too and won’t have to deal with his shit there either potentially. I still can’t believe Teddy ran to the billionaires instead of his supporters or beating a hasty retreat. Was he trying to get them in trouble with Trump too? I don’t understand how he ever won legal cases if he can’t plot out strategy any better than this.

      • lyn says:

        ^This^ Trump responded better to Cruz’s attacks against Melania by flushing the snake out for everyone to see.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        I don’t understand how he ever won legal cases if he can’t plot out strategy any better than this.

        He put them to sleep?

  20. lyn says:

  21. Dora says:

    I think that’s a pretty polite description.

    CNN Trump Surrogate Loses His Cool, Calls Ted Cruz a ‘D-Bag’

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      When I see “D-Bag” I always think of the Arizona Diamondbacks. They are often abbreviated as the “D-Backs” but I call them the D-Bags

      • Jadzia says:

        When I see that word, hyphenated or not, I think of Cristiano Ronaldo. I think his picture is next to that word in the dictionary.

  22. swanspirit says:

    I think Ted Cruz’s career deserves a Darwin Award. Who you gonna trust? Ratfucker Ted.?
    What I hate is that his cheap act is overshadowing Mike Pence acceptance of the nomination.

    • CiscoKid says:

      Just like Melanias speech, all we’re gonna hear is the negative.
      That’s what propaganda corps does.

    • elliesmom says:

      When you’re in a talent show, you never want to follow little kids or pets. No matter who followed Cruz last night, he or she was going to be overshadowed by the drama no matter what Cruz said or didn’t say. Elliesdad specifically watched last night because he wanted to “meet” Mike Pence. Before Trump chose Pence, Elliesdad had never heard of him. We were watching on CSpan so he got to hear the speech w/o commentary. Someone who didn’t watch would be hard-pressed to find much about Pence in the news this morning. Elliesdad was impressed with Pence.

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  24. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • swanspirit says:

      She is such an angel, I hope she outshines any memory of the slime slug Ted left behind.

      • Anthony says:

        “You can’t fake great kids”

        • DeniseVB says:

          I think Chelsea’s going to speak at her Mom’s coronation next week. Hope she’s practicing her teleprompter skills, those Trump kids are going to be hard to top😉

          • constance says:

            I’m amazed at how well all of them give a speech. But then I guess both DT and their mother Ivana are comp!lete extroverts.

    • CiscoKid says:

      Hannity is absolutely correct on the Democratic arsenal of smears that Trump will be labeled with.
      Racist, homophobic, etc.
      If Mother Teresa ran for office on a Republican ticket, the Dem’s would accuse her of the same.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I’ve caught a few of Hillary’s ads and she seems to be running as Mother Teresa.

        • foxyladi14 says:


        • Kathy says:

          Hillary is spending a boat load of money here in Florida..we are seeing a lot of negative ads against Trump.

        • Constance says:

          The only political ads I’ve seen in Washington state are “!!!your! abortion! rights! are! under! attack!!!” I’m 63 and abortion has been legal for 50 years. Also I was always able to deal effectively with birth control. So I find these ads really offensive. Dems, try talking about something relevant.

          • DeniseVB says:

            LOL, I’m in battleground (Revolution! Civil War! St.Hillary!) Virginia. And she’s laying it on thick because I would vote for that woman, but I know it’s not.😛

  25. Jadzia says:

    Jesus Christ. The French media is reporting that a 21-year-old man was held for a month and tortured in near Toulouse. I’m sure you can guess the first names of the perpetrators (the first name of the victim is very classically French), but you wouldn’t have read them in the mainstream media reports. Wouldn’t want to jump to any conclusions, right? I swear it’s the same people writing the stories in the French media and in the American media. I thought that things were changing after the attack on the police couple (there was none of this pussyfooting around, the news reports just came out and said who did it and why), but perhaps that was temporary.

  26. DeniseVB says:

    Vanilla and Vanilla-er. This won’t make the Bernies happy. She may need to go full commie and these boys ain’t it😀

  27. Dora says:

    I used to like Jonah. What was wrong with me?

  28. helenk3 says:

    I know most of you are big Trump fans and that is your right. Many have fought and died for over 200 years for you to have that right. Just as I have the right not to be.
    my question is this
    when did this country get to the point that the words “vote your conscience” become words to boo and not cheer.?
    He told no one not to vote for trump, he said vote your conscience.
    I grew up with the words “Let your conscience be your guide”. Will that be booed in today’s America?

    • DandyTIger says:

      It wasn’t those words. Those out of context are quite good and even brilliant. It was that he said that as a symbolic slap in the face.

    • lyn says:

      I thought “vote your conscience” was the mantra of the NeverTrumpers.

      • taw46 says:

        It was. And they tried to get all delegates released to “vote your conscience”, rather than represent the voters of their states, as they were required to do.

    • CiscoKid says:

      imo, my WORD, my handshake on a deal is my bond.
      My conscience bothers me if I don’t keep my word
      I don’t have much, but I hold my honor precious.
      I don’t believe there were any qualifiers when Cruz signed that pledge.
      He believes he was insulted, ok, but so what.
      What is more important, your ego, feelings or your word?

      • lyn says:

        Trump attacked Cruz’s wife and daddy. Trump’s attacks were nothing compared with the Cruz-Romney camp’s sexist attacks against Melania.

      • Constance says:

        The problem is that there are so many people with no conscience in the world. And Narcissists do not have a conscience at all. Cruz did what he wanted, he offered his excuse being a narcissist he doesn’t fathom anything else.

    • Lulu says:

      To follow your conscience is great if you have one. But in this context it seems that it is only done if it benefits those in the establishment if you know what I mean. The loons in the Rules Committee who wanted to “follow their conscience” and disregard what the primary and caucus voters had sent them to do, namely vote for Trump as delegates, means that they can disregard what others wish (who are bad) so they can do whatever they want (which is good) sez them. “Following your conscience” implies that you are good and others who do not see eye to eye with you are bad which is exactly what Cruz, that self-righteous, hypocritical, jackanapes, is implying which I am quite frankly sick of. This is what I think INFURIATED pretty much everyone at the convention. It is an Obama-Progressive-Elitist-HARVARD shit thing to imply. They are not all VIRTUE but rather self-serving assholes who rationalize everything, cast aspersions, shout down everyone to benefit themselves rather than virtue or the common good.

      • Constance says:

        Well if Trump wins, the Ivy indoctrinated elitists are going to be in shock that we don’t need or want them to run the country.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I don’t think everyone here is a big fan. I think some are just trying to be pragmatic about the choices. As I have said, I have always liked Carson but I knew his chances were zilch. I also still like Christie and think he has potential – but is still somewhat awkward on the national stage. Not to mention he is still apologizing for doing what governors do and taking care of their states. That hug was after he had seen petty Obama over step his authority and refuse aid to Texas and other states after disasters. Plus Obama most likely hated it – so there is that.

      This year I think all votes are needed even in Maryland where it has always been safe to go the write-in protest route (I never go the mickey mouse route) or Libertarian for the heck of it route as the outcome for presidential races has been rather predictable for several cycles. I have had two bosses that were vey Trump like. Perfect, no. Like everything they do/say. no. But I would work for either again in a heartbeat except they both have passed away. My current boss is much more toned down and is also a keeper. I have also worked for Hillary types – both male and female – and they are in a tie for BO and MO types which abound in the DC area.

      As to the “vote your conscience” in and of it self it is a very positive message and one some here are following in not supporting Trump. That is what having the right to vote means at its core. But is has become apparent that it took on a second meaning this year among certain groups and Cruz intended the later interpretation and, as they say, dirtied in his own backyard thinking he would be praised for being bold. That has not happened and the GOPe are not going to help him out either. They are to busy laughing at him at the shadow convention.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      Everyone should follow their conscience, assuming they have one. That doesn’t mean you won’t ever make a mistake, but the best we can expect from ourselves and others is to always try to do the right thing.

      Caveat: Reasonable people can disagree as to what the “right thing” is.

      If you cannot in good conscience cast your vote for Donald Trump then don’t.

      There are a lot of things wrong with Trump. I disagree with him on some policies and I disapprove of some of the things he has said and done.

      But this election is between two people – Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. No other candidate will even win a single state. So if you vote 3rd party or don’t vote you have essentially chosen not to decide.

      I cannot in good conscience vote for Hillary Clinton. I think it is vitally important that she not become president.

      Despite his flaws I can hold my nose and vote for Donald Trump. At his worst he is better than Hillary at her best. At his best he could be transformational.

      Between now and November I hope to change your mind about Donald Trump. But not just you – I hope to persuade as many others as I can. Regardless of what happens I will still respect you and I hope to remain your friend.

      • DandyTIger says:

        Ditto. Neither candidate is very likable. I can understand people not voting or voting third party. I understand if people are partisan, are OK with Hillary’s record, and vote for her. I have friends and relatives that will. I’ll still like them. But I’m going the Trump route as the better choice. He could be a turd. Or he could really shake the shit out of stuff. I’m hoping for the latter. I’ll be fine if he just deals with immigration issues.

        • Somebody says:

          That’s where I am, if he just tackles immigration I’ll be happy.

          I understand some people are put off by Trump’s personality. Hillary’s personality sucks too, but what I’m really put off about is her record. I know what we’ll get with Hillary, I’d rather take my chances with Trump.

        • 1539days says:

          I understand the Trump is the lesser of two evils argument. But it seems like no one wants to hear criticism of Trump and that’s the way Obama lofos acted in 2008.

          • elliesmom says:

            Unless someone wants to point out why he isn’t the lesser of two evils, criticism of him is sort of pointless. If you can tell me why I should vote for Hillary instead, I’m all ears, but it’s just too depressing to listen to someone tell me how awful Trump is, but go vote for him anyway. I’m at a point where I’m more appreciative of someone who can make me feel better about my choice, not worse.

          • lyn says:

            What elliesmom said.

      • Constance says:

        Only Democrats mock and degrade and ostracize people for voting their conscience. Ted Cruz was using the words as a euphemism for ignoring the voters in the Republican primary and voting with a bunch of GOPe creeps. I’m voting Trump because I want to see what he can accomplish. I don’t want to see what Hillary can accomplish. I gave $2,500. to Hillary’s campaign in 2008 (when I still had a professional job) Now I work part time having been laid off, and after the September 11th Benghazi attack and all her lies I can’t vote for her. In addition to the men who were abandoned and killed in the Benghazi attack I worry about the scapegoat guy who made his free speech film and was dumped in prison by Obama/Hillary.

    • blowme0bama says:

      His44 Admin said it best, and I’m paraphrasing, “[w]hen you’re in a pit filled with snakes, you don’t care who hands you a stick”. Trump is America’s stick.

    • 1539days says:

      Trump 2016: Under no circumstances vote your conscience

      • elliesmom says:

        See, that does nothing to further the conversation. You know, as well as everyone else here does, Trump wants everyone to vote their conscience, and he thinks your conscience will tell you not to vote for Hillary. Cruz was alluding to the #NeverTrumpers wanting the delegates released to “vote their conscience”, which in his mind means vote for him, and I believe you know that. Instead of being deliberately obtuse, tell me why my conscience should tell me to vote for Hillary.

        • 1539days says:

          It’s also intentionally obtuse to say a vote for X is a vote for Hillary. There’s a ballot, it has names on it. Almost all of them are not Hillary. Now, if voting for candidate X coupled with the fact that Trump’s surrogates and supporters alienated enough people for Hillary to win, maybe the Trump campaign isn’t as good at strategy as they thought.

    • swanspirit says:

      Because Helen, once again, Lyin Ted was lying. When the never Trumpets at the Republican convention tried to unbind the delegates, so they WOULD NOT HAVE TO VOTE THE WAY THE VOTERS ACTUALLY VOTED, (just like in. 2008 when the Dems gave away our votes) ;The never Trumpets used the phrase “Vote your conscience” . That perverts the actual meaning of the phrase, to we don’t have to follow the rules, we can do whatever the hell we want; the will of the people be damned.
      The people on the floor of the convention knew this, because they had that phrase thrown around when the never Trumpets tried to subvert the vote. That is why they booed so quickly. They knew exactly what Ted meant, and it wasn’t “vote your conscience”.
      I think that one thing is what ticks me off more than anything, that Lyin Ted and co. are more than willing to subvert the will of the people, and just so casually throw away millions of votes. Fuck him, it infuriates me..

    • jennifer lyn says:

      BOO. HISS. And yes your conscience will be booed because you forgot a couple of things Helen. First, he gave his word and broke it. Second, this is not a game and if you haven’t noticed people–and I am referring to police officers and innocents (i.e. not criminals or muslims)–are dying. Finally, conscience only matters IF YOU HAVE ONE, sort of like common sense. If I get kicked off this sight for ‘attacking’ you so be it but I cannot take such ignorance in this end sum game. This is not a joke and it is not a popularity contest Jesus decided not to run this year and you can choose a career criminal who steals, lies and sold us to China and the BLM cronies or you can choose a better candidate. The US is broke and so is China and we owe them so much we will have to sell FEDERAL LANDS to repay debt if they call it in. We have almost no rule of law left and most people are near breaking financially and emotionally. The Supreme Court is getting political and our so called president said he is going to make laws and no one said jack. We are paying Muslims to move into our country despite the DESTRUCTION of countries like France and Germany because it them (and England) and you are upset because you don’t like Trump and want to be able to pout. STOP WITH THE NONSENSE. This is a war people and you can’t be a stupid whiny pussy and win in a war (i.e. Cruz) and this goes for anyone who spews nonsense about not voting for Trump or conscience or jack shit. He ran people, you didn’t, he put his money on the table, and you didn’t, he won, you didn’t, he is risking his life, and you didn’t, and if you don’t like him SHUT UP AND VOTE FOR HIM because if you don’t Hillary wins and America (i.e. you) loses and 8 years of Hillary might = end of America. VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE hell yes vote your f..king conscience only vote if you have one and common sense is Trump.

  29. Jadzia says:

    I have a SPECIAL DEDICATION going out to Ted Cruz, who probably does not appreciate the wit and wisdom of LL Cool J as much as I do:

  30. elliesmom says:

    So the Mormon contingency of my virtual friends have their panties in a wad because I said a vote for Gary Johnson is a vote for Hillary. History says 3rd party voting gets the win for the party you aren’t protesting against. They have a lot of reasons why they also don’t like Johnson, but he’s getting their votes. His personal use of marijuana being high on the list. He has apparently also said bakers should have to bake wedding cakes for same sex weddings. I don’t follow Gary Johnson, and I already know Weld is stupid so I’m just going to take what they’re saying about Johnson and not argue. But one of their major complaints about Trump is he “supports porn”. I don’t want to google Trump and porn because I don’t want what that search might get me. But is Trump in the porn business? This is the first time I’ve heard this.

    • votermom says:

      I have never heard of this of Trump.
      But as a Libertarian wouldn’t Gary Johnson be obliged to support p-rn?

      • elliesmom says:

        The whole conversation is crazy. It’s been going on for days. They have all kinds of objections to Johnson, but they think the Libertarian Party is more in keeping with their religious convictions. I don’t think that’s true, but it’s their religious beliefs. I keep asking them about Trump’s porn business connections, but since I said a vote for Johnson was a vote for Hillary, no one is answering my question or they simply don’t know. I just asked him, and Elliesdad is guessing it’s the pics of Melania that were circulated. He knows one of the women personally, and he says that a prospective First Lady posed nude would send her over the edge.

    • Somebody says:

      Elliesmom, I think what your Mormon friends are referring to is the photo shoot of Melania Trump before she was Mrs. Trump. The one with her nude on a fur blanket on Trump’s airplane.

      The Cruz campaign……oh excuse me, preacher Ted is totally innocent……a super pac that preacher Ted in no way associated with……sure I got a bridge for sale. Anyway that super pac went after Melania and DJT over those photos……she’s a whore…..Trump wanted her nude on his plane……Trump supports this kind of pornography……we’ll have a first lady that posed for pornography…..blah, blah. Some of the campaign surrogates repeated those talking points… in particular I remember was Andrea McWilliams….but let’s be clear, poor old Ted had nothing to do with it, he’s a victim too and then mean old Trump retweeted an unflattering picture of his wife, the nerve.

      That is the type of propaganda that went out to Mormons in Utah and nationwide. As far as I know that is the only reference to Trump and porn that I know of……you’ll be hard pressed to change any minds on that, Beck, Romney, the whole lot of them went after Trump and whether we like those men or not they are well respected in the Mormon community……..but remember Ted is the real victim here, smh.

      • elliesmom says:

        Because I think if Melania wants to pose nude as beautifully and as tastefully as she did, it’s not pornography, it didn’t even register with me. I love sharing recipes and sewing projects with these women, and I don’t usually engage with them in political discussions. One of them asked me what I thought of Bill Weld, and I probably should have pretended i didn’t see it.😉

    • 1539days says:

      My take is that my vote won’t make a difference because of the electoral college. However, my vote will count if I vote for Johnson and he gets 15% because the FEC will recognize the Libertarian Party.

      • elliesmom says:

        Fair enough if that’s worth giving the presidency to Hillary Clinton to you. Not being in anyway a fan of the Libertarian Party, that’s not an option that’s on my radar. Having a viable 3rd political party that would just about guarantee the Democrats a majority for a long time to come doesn’t do it for me either.

        • 1539days says:

          That’s like saying vote for Hitler because Satan is his opponent. We survived Obama and no FEMA camps. Trump has to earn my damn vote, not win it by default like some delegate. Believe me, a few sincere apologies could do a world of good.

          • Anthony says:

            lmao😀 You want an apology and demand him to kiss your ass to “earn your damn vote”?

            Guess what? People in hell want ice water. They’re not going to get that either.

            This was a contest between 17 people. Trump won. If the majority of voters wanted to see Ted Cruz become the nominee, they would’ve voted for him instead of Trump. And if they did, I seriously doubt that any one of us would be petulant and childish enough to demand a welcome wagon. Perhaps a nice “participation trophy” would make you feel better about all of this?

  31. Dora says:

    The stage is set. 🙂

  32. driguana says:

    After reading through the comments today and ruminating over the past few days, one has to say that this convention has certainly not been boring. Wonder how the viewing numbers will look…any info yet? Seems like the Democrats are going to have a hard act to follow although the prog media will be slobbering all over them. They are pushing the Hillary VP choice thing real hard right now. Seems like she has to pick a Black or Latino person, doesn’t it? Can’t wait to see pictures of Ivanka and Chelsea up together!!!

    • Anthony says:

      Too bad Caitlin is a republican

    • Constance says:

      This has been a really enjoyable convention in my opinion. A lot of the boring speakers haven’t been around and there have been a lot more women like Laura Ingraham. I hope the Dems put on a good show too but am expecting a bunch of special interest groups trying to impress upon me what a racist homophobic I am. Or a bunch of idiot celebrities. If the Dem convention is watchable I will watch it.

      • Venus says:

        Trayvonn Martin’s mom & Brown (the guy from Ferguson) mom plus Lena Dunham are all speaking at DNC –so you’re expectations, not hopes, are correct.

  33. blowme0bama says:

    Yeah, appears unanimous across all biases that Cruz set himself on fire last night. Only a very few #nevertrump ers are actively defending him.

    • Constance says:

      Well I defend Cruz right to act the way he did I just think he was an idiot to do it. I Also find it very intriguing that Trump let him hang himself.

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