The Cruz Strategy: Mobilize the Fringe base, Find more like them. Avoid dealing with Independents.

  • bobbobbob

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    Mar 24, 2015 10:23 AM GMT
    Oh yeah. They are probably going to be praying their self righteous butts off too.

    Here's the word straight from the Tea Party.
    http://www.teaparty.org/2016-run-ted-cruz-will-bank-base-independent-voters-72583/

    I bet there will be a record number of independent voters in 2016 thanks to Cruz.
  • tj85016

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    Mar 24, 2015 3:18 PM GMT
    I think he just went out to round up a few bible thumpers before Huckabee does - speaking at Liberty U instead of in Houston speaks volumes
  • bobbobbob

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    Mar 24, 2015 3:50 PM GMT
    tj85016 saidI think he just went out to round up a few bible thumpers before Huckabee does - speaking at Liberty U instead of in Houston speaks volumes


    I think you are right. They may act up a bit more than normal with the idea that they have a chance of electing "one of their own type" to the white house but I've not read or heard where anyone has given him a realistic chance of achieving that.
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    Mar 24, 2015 4:03 PM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/23/peter-king-ted-cruz-carnival_n_6925698.html
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 24, 2015 5:12 PM GMT
    This is bad news for the GOP. The last thing republicans need is their party shifting further to the radical right. The more influence all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs have, the less appealing the GOP will be for independents, progressives, fiscal conservatives, and millennials.
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    Mar 24, 2015 6:15 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidThe more influence all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs have, the less appealing the GOP will be for independents, progressives, fiscal conservatives, and millennials.


    Hasn't that ship has already sailed?

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  • bobbobbob

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    Mar 24, 2015 6:31 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidThis is bad news for the GOP. The last thing republicans need is their party shifting further to the radical right. The more influence all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs have, the less appealing the GOP will be for independents, progressives, fiscal conservatives, and millennials.


    Nothing personal. but fuck progressives.

    Believe it or not locally we do a pretty good job at deprogramming millennial college interns who've been indoctrinated to believe in the all-providing benevolent perpetually spending nanny state. A few real life experiences with "from each according to their ability; to each according to whatever excuse they have" is about all it takes to turn a full fledged socialist parrot into a sensible young adult.
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    Mar 24, 2015 6:49 PM GMT
    bobbobbob said
    Believe it or not locally we do a pretty good job at deprogramming millennial college interns who've been indoctrinated to believe in the all-providing benevolent perpetually spending nanny state. A few real life experiences with "from each according to their ability; to each according to whatever excuse they have" is about all it takes to turn a full fledged socialist parrot into a sensible young adult.


    Perhaps they are just agreeing with anything you say to get the hell away from you. It is pretty clear you are virulently intolerant of anyone whose point of view does not accord with your own.
  • bobbobbob

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    Mar 24, 2015 7:31 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    bobbobbob said
    Believe it or not locally we do a pretty good job at deprogramming millennial college interns who've been indoctrinated to believe in the all-providing benevolent perpetually spending nanny state. A few real life experiences with "from each according to their ability; to each according to whatever excuse they have" is about all it takes to turn a full fledged socialist parrot into a sensible young adult.


    Perhaps they are just agreeing with anything you say to get the hell away from you. It is pretty clear you are virulently intolerant of anyone whose point of view does not accord with your own.


    Not really.
    I do have a healthy intolerance for anyone so assumptive that without having stuck his head up my ass to get acquainted with my shit, who has the arrogance to act like he has any knowledge of what I am and am not virulently intolerant of.
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    Mar 24, 2015 8:46 PM GMT
    Ted Cruz IS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!

  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 24, 2015 9:13 PM GMT
    SamRising saidTed Cruz IS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!

    Only if we the American people sit on our asses and allow it.
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    Mar 24, 2015 9:17 PM GMT
    SamRising saidTed Cruz IS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

    Not the Canadian Party?
  • FRE0

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    Mar 24, 2015 11:35 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidThis is bad news for the GOP. The last thing republicans need is their party shifting further to the radical right. The more influence all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs have, the less appealing the GOP will be for independents, progressives, fiscal conservatives, and millennials.


    Actually, unless the Democrats come up with a good candidate, it could be bad news for all of us. He could actually become president of there is not a good Democrat running.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 25, 2015 1:49 AM GMT
    FRE0 said
    roadbikeRob saidThis is bad news for the GOP. The last thing republicans need is their party shifting further to the radical right. The more influence all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs have, the less appealing the GOP will be for independents, progressives, fiscal conservatives, and millennials.


    Actually, unless the Democrats come up with a good candidate, it could be bad news for all of us. He could actually become president of there is not a good Democrat running.
    Well if that is the case, than the democrats better wise up and permanently kill this foolhardy notion of nominating the hapless Hillary ho and find a good, qualified candidate. Otherwise we could be looking at a future Ted Cruz administration in the White House.
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    Mar 25, 2015 9:38 AM GMT
    bobbobbob said
    Ex_Mil8 said
    bobbobbob said
    Believe it or not locally we do a pretty good job at deprogramming millennial college interns who've been indoctrinated to believe in the all-providing benevolent perpetually spending nanny state. A few real life experiences with "from each according to their ability; to each according to whatever excuse they have" is about all it takes to turn a full fledged socialist parrot into a sensible young adult.


    Perhaps they are just agreeing with anything you say to get the hell away from you. It is pretty clear you are virulently intolerant of anyone whose point of view does not accord with your own.


    Not really.
    I do have a healthy intolerance for anyone so assumptive that without having stuck his head up my ass to get acquainted with my shit, who has the arrogance to act like he has any knowledge of what I am and am not virulently intolerant of.



    College students aren't as stupid as you make them out to be. Your use of phrases like "socialist parrot," and "all-providing benevolent perpetually spending nanny state," tells me all I need to know.

    I don't need to stick my head up your ass in order to get acquainted with your shit. Your shit is like every other self-loathing Republican queer's shit. It reeks of regret, self-loathing and lies. That, Bobby, is what makes you tick.

    You're the same man who claimed to have had serious problems with your employees using drugs while on the job. In fact, one of your liberal-turned-righty employees died while under your supervision ... "bled out," I believe you wrote of her untimely demise, because of too much pot smoking, or some such nonsense. Not that I believe that story to begin with, but I don't think it was the drugs that killed her; I think she ended her life so that she wouldn't have to deal with yours. And who could blame her?
  • bobbobbob

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    Mar 25, 2015 10:06 AM GMT
    She was one of the 3rd shift crew who worked at tables using exacto knives. At that time I looked the other way about possible pot smoking at work. She dropped her exacto in her lap and cut herself. Rather than immediately call 911, she went to the restroom to stop the bleeding herself while others made sure no pot would be found. While they were doing that, the woman lost enough blood to lose consciousness in the bathroom which caused the employees who were there to panic and some of them even to leave to avoid police after they called 911.

    I never said college students are stupid or that I think they are. All I inferred was that they often repeat what they've heard from others with no real comprehension of it.

    As for the rest of your rant it's pretty obvious you know nothing about me and only assume that I fit the stereotype you have created in your own mind in order to meet your own needs. Good luck with that.
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    Mar 25, 2015 10:36 AM GMT
    credo saidYour shit is like every other self-loathing Republican queer's shit. It reeks of regret, self-loathing and lies. That, Bobby, is what makes you tick.

    Well, to be quite fair, I think that loathing himself is pretty sensible.
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    Mar 25, 2015 12:01 PM GMT
    " they often repeat what they've heard from others with no real comprehension of it. "

    An astute observation of the FOX viewers and those of you who circulate the right wing talking points without ever bothering to examine facts presented in the broader media.
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    Mar 25, 2015 6:54 PM GMT
    bobbobbob saidShe was one of the 3rd shift crew who worked at tables using exacto knives. At that time I looked the other way about possible pot smoking at work. She dropped her exacto in her lap and cut herself. Rather than immediately call 911, she went to the restroom to stop the bleeding herself while others made sure no pot would be found. While they were doing that, the woman lost enough blood to lose consciousness in the bathroom which caused the employees who were there to panic and some of them even to leave to avoid police after they called 911.

    I never said college students are stupid or that I think they are. All I inferred was that they often repeat what they've heard from others with no real comprehension of it.

    As for the rest of your rant it's pretty obvious you know nothing about me and only assume that I fit the stereotype you have created in your own mind in order to meet your own needs. Good luck with that.


    @BobBobBob, I've listened to the STORIES you've said in multiple threads, and I don't think they mesh well. You haven't outright contradicted yourself as far as I can tell, but to think you're telling the truth would require a feat which my mind is incapable. My favorite is the dead guy whose story PERFECTLY fit the narrative you were trying to advance, the fact that you hadn't kept up with him in many years, and then, eureka, fortuitously he happened to die and was buried in an unmarked grave only the day before, literally, the day before. Oh, and there's no obituary or name (i.e., no objective verifiable third-source).

    Not buying it. In the publishing world, this would be called an "inconsistent character." Bob, your stories remind me of The Golden Girls when they got new writers, and the number of their children would change, or how their husband died would change. In short, your stories are just that--stories.
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    Mar 26, 2015 7:55 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    bobbobbob said
    Believe it or not locally we do a pretty good job at deprogramming millennial college interns who've been indoctrinated to believe in the all-providing benevolent perpetually spending nanny state. A few real life experiences with "from each according to their ability; to each according to whatever excuse they have" is about all it takes to turn a full fledged socialist parrot into a sensible young adult.


    Perhaps they are just agreeing with anything you say to get the hell away from you. It is pretty clear you are virulently intolerant of anyone whose point of view does not accord with your own.


    Great Response!
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    Mar 26, 2015 7:58 PM GMT
    SamRising said" they often repeat what they've heard from others with no real comprehension of it. "

    An astute observation of the FOX viewers and those of you who circulate the right wing talking points without ever bothering to examine facts presented in the broader media.


    ...it takes a little work and intelligence to pursue the facts.
  • bobbobbob

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    Mar 26, 2015 8:21 PM GMT
    blkbodybdr said
    SamRising said" they often repeat what they've heard from others with no real comprehension of it. "

    An astute observation of the FOX viewers and those of you who circulate the right wing talking points without ever bothering to examine facts presented in the broader media.


    ...it takes a little work and intelligence to pursue the facts.


    LOL. I hardly ever watch FOX and nothing about my statement has anything to do with right wing talking points. Like blkbodybdr said,

    "it takes a little work and intelligence to pursue the facts."
    and what SamRising quoted from me,
    "They often repeat what they've heard from others with no real comprehension of it."

    Both statements apply to those who say....

    ** being gay is choice....
    ** the USA was founded as a Christian nation...
    ** Michael Brown was the innocent victim or a rogue racist cop

    and many other things.
    It's all a matter of putting facts ahead of ideology or ideology ahead of facts.