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How Trump, Cruz and Rubio could UNITE the GOP

This is such an interesting idea that I had to get it out to the blog.

The Republicans must unite to defeat Secretary Hillary Clinton and unless they want to do something bold at an open convention like nominate former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, they better find a way to unite.  But there has been tremendous rancor between Trump, Cruz and Rubio.

Here’s my two cents:  Trump offers the VP spot to Cruz at a three way meeting with Rubio in attendance.  (It might be difficult to get all three together secretly but it can be done.)  BUT, the kicker is that Cruz will ultimately be nominated after the inauguration to the vacant Supreme Court spot formerly held by Justice Scalia and then the Congress will be asked pursuant to the 25th Amendment to elect Rubio to the VP spot.  The Establishment gets Rubio as VP so provided the GOP wins and keeps both houses of Congress, Rubio is in and would be up in 4/8 years to run in his own right.  They also get rid of Cruz for good:  He’s on the SCOTUS.

The Trump Cruz ticket forms immediately; Rubio endorses it and then the new slogan of the unity ticket is:

Make America Great Again for a New American Century

The way each candidate walks back their prior comments is to push party unity and that our differences are tiny compared to the radical agenda Hillary has.

 


Article written by: Elwood "Sandy" Sanders

Calculating Super Tuesday Delegates Based on Polls – Here are the Results!

Next Tuesday, March 1, 2016 is a big day in the Republican Primary race. Predicting the winners and losers is not an easy task. But I went by the current polls and used the RCP average where available, or the latest polls from 2016 and applied the proportional delegation math to those polls and came up with a tally.

And pretty much each state has a different means for calculating how many delegates each candidate receives. The rules are a bit complex, but not that difficult to understand after you read the rules.

Some states divide their delegates into several different pools. A number of Tuesday’s primary states allocate 3 delegates per Congressional District with the first place finisher getting 2 delegates per Congressional District won with second place getting 1 delegate. Most have thresholds at 20% or so and some slide it to 15% or less if no one receives 20%.

It is impossible to know in advance who will win each congressional district in advance, so I used the same ratio in the polls to allocate CD wins. That is about the best we can do until the results come in.

And then there are “At Large” delegates assigned in several ways and a handful of what could be called Super Delegates, though most are bound by the vote tally.

So there were a number of assumptions I made, and some of the polls are quite stale and, for instance, show Ben Carson with double digits. That is not going to happen as he has dropped in the latest polls to the low single digits. But as I said, some of the polls are stale.

So here is what the proportional math based on the polls tell us.

Georgia (76 Delegates)

Trump 45
Cruz 31

 

 

Texas (155 Delegates)

Cruz 82
Trump 73

 

Massachusetts (42)

Trump 23
Rubio 10
Cruz 6
Kasich 3

 

Minnesota (38 Delegates)

Trump 13
Rubio 9
Carson 9
Cruz 7

 

Oklahoma (43 Delegates)

Trump 16
Cruz 14
Rubio 13

 

Alabama (60 Delegates)

Trump 60

 

Arkansas (40 Delegates)

Cruz 16
Trump 13
Rubio 13

 

Tennessee (58 Delegates)

Trump 33
Carson 25

 

Virginia (49 Delegates)

Trump 17
Rubio 13
Cruz 11
Kasich 4
Carson 4

 

Alaska (28 Delegates)

Trump 15
Cruz 13

 

Vermont (16 Delegates)

Trump 16

 

Grand Totals

Candidate March 1 Primary Delegates Current Won Delegates Total Deligate Count
Trump 324 82 406
Cruz 181 17 198
Rubio 58 16 74
Carson 38 4 42
Kasich 7 6 13

Article written by: Tom White

The Anti-Trump Network: Fox News Money Flows into Open Borders Group – Breitbart

The announcement from Donald Trump’s campaign that the Republican frontrunner will “definitely not” partake in Thursday night’s Fox News debate has sent shock waves throughout the nation’s political scene.At a press event Tuesday evening, Trump seemed to cite disparate treatment from the network as his reasoning for not participating. “What’s wrong over there, something’s wrong,” Trump said of the “games” Roger Ailes and the network are “playing.”In asking the question of “what’s wrong over there?” Trump has shined a spotlight on one of Washington’s best kept secrets: namely, Fox’s role via its founder Rupert Murdoch in pushing an open borders agenda. The Trump campaign is a direct threat to Murdoch’s efforts to open America’s borders. Well-concealed from virtually all reporting on Fox’s treatment of Trump is the fact that Murdoch is the co-chair of what is arguably one of the most powerful immigration lobbying firms in country, the Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE).In addition to blanketing the country, media, and politicians with literature, advertisements, and a barrage of lobbyists pushing for open border immigration policies, the Partnership for A New American Economy (PNAE) was a prime lobbyist for one of the biggest open borders pushes in American history: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79%’s 2013 Gang of Eight immigration bill.While Donald Trump has pledged to deport those illegally residing in the country and temporarily pause Muslim migration, Rubio’s immigration bill would have granted immediate amnesty and eventual citizenship to millions of illegal aliens, it would have doubled the annual admission of foreign workers, and it would have dispensed 33 million green cards to foreign nationals in the span of a single decade despite current record immigration levels.While Megyn Kelly made headlines with her heated questioning of Donald Trump, not one of the Fox News anchors asked Rubio in the first Fox News debate about his signature piece of legislation, which Murdoch’s immigration lobbying firm had endorsed. Instead, they lobbed Rubio a series of softballs, such as asking Rubio if he could put God and veterans in the same sentence.

Read the rest: The Anti-Trump Network: Fox News Money Flows into Open Borders Group – Breitbart


Article written by: Tom White

First Post December Debate Poll Shows Trump Gain +8, Cruz +4, Rubio +0

The first poll taken after the December debate on Tuesday 12/15 was produced by PPP December 16-17 2015 and shows Donald Trump was the clear winner gaining +8 points over the previous PPP poll (11/16-17) with Ted Cruz gaining +4.

In the November poll, Trump was at 26% and he now stands at 34%. In November, second place was held by Carson with 19% and he has now fallen to 6%, a steep decline. Cruz has moved from third place in November with 14% to second place now with 18%.

In November, Trump had a +7 advantage over the rest of the field and that lead has expanded to a +16 point lead, more than doubling the lead.

Some interesting results can be found in the cross tabs where Bush’s favorable ratings are upside down with 34% favorable and 49% unfavorable. Also upside down on favorable/unfavorable were Graham (22%-50%), Kasich (26%-40%) and Paul (34%-44%).

Most favorable was Huckabee with 63% followed by Carson at 61%. Cruz bests Trump win favorable by 1 point at 59% with Trump at 58%. Bad news for those not named Trump is that Trump rose from 51% in November to 58% in December. Rubio is at 49% favorable.

Another interesting bit is in a head to head matchup between various candidates,  Trump comes out on top in every instance vs the other candidates. But Cruz is closest losing to Trump 45%-44%. But both Trump and Cruz beat Rubio with Trump 54%-38% vs. Rubio and Cruz besting Rubio 48%-34%.

Banning Muslims from entering the US wins 54% in favor of the ban and 25% against.

46% to 37% support a national database of Muslims in the US.

 


Article written by: Tom White

Marco Rubio Promotes Welfare AND Citizenship For Illegals In Middle Of America’s Immigration Crisis

As record numbers of Muslim migrants enter the United States, and as a surge of Central Americans swamps our southern border, GOP presidential candidate

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is using his presidential campaign to promote citizenship for those who come here illegally and take American jobs, benefits and residency.

In a September 21 interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Rubio said that within 10 or 12 years — which would be after the U.S. foreign-born population has swelled above 51 million on current trends — “you could have a broader debate about how has this worked out and should we allow some of them [the illegal foreign-born] to apply for green cards and eventually citizenship.”

In a quote provided yesterday to New York Magazine, Rubio’s spokesman made clear that Rubio’s position on citizenship for illegals has not changed since he worked with President Obama and Senator Schumer on the “Gang of Eight Bill.”

Rubio’s spokesman declared:  “Marco has repeatedly stated — and did so again last night — that he is open to green cards after 10 years.”

A “green card” is the document that entitles foreign nationals to collect welfare, draw Social Security and Medicare, bring their foreign relatives into the U.S., and become voting citizens. In fact, the Obama Administration is currently working to get as many people on green cards as possible to vote before the 2016 election. The Obama Administration refers to green card holders from foreign lands as “New Americans,” echoing Rubio’s campaign theme of a New American Century.

Read the rest on Breitbart


Article written by: Tom White