Patterico's Pontifications


Trump: That Lyin’ Ted Sure Does Lie a Lot

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:03 pm

I’m told we need to unify the Republican party. I don’t care because I’m no longer a member. But those of you who think so might want to get the message to one Donald J. Trump.

“But when I watched her [Hillary Clinton’s] speech last night it was so sad, because everything she said was, like, a lie,” he said later. “I wonder if I could start, instead of saying ‘Crooked Hillary,’ which is a very accurate description, I wonder if I could say — you know, remember lyin’, lyin’ — I won’t say ‘Lyin Ted’ — I refuse to say it.”

“Lyin’ Ted,” Mr. Trump said. “Holds that Bible high, puts it down and then he lies. Lyin’ Ted. Well, I’m going to retire that from Ted — I’m not going to call Ted that anymore.

Isn’t that nice. He’s going to retire it, even as he repeats it three times.

Those who very much believed in Ted Cruz who are still Republicans are going to be pretty alienated by this kind of crap. They may decide to join those of us who have left the party. Heckuva job, dipstick.

P.S. Cruz is hardly the only Republican Trump has been criticizing lately. He’s hit Susana Martinez, Mitt Romney, and Jeb Bush, among others. But he’s still praising Vladimir Putin.

I respect Putin. He’s a strong leader, I can tell you that. Not like what we have.

See 1:37:15.

What’s the difference? Martinez, Romney, Bush, and Cruz have all criticized him. Putin praised him. It’s really that simple with this idiot. And yes. He is an idiot. Any guy running for President who never heard of the Gang of Eight bill is an uninformed idiot. Period. End of story.

Ted Cruz On Whether A True Conservative Should Support Trump

Filed under: General — Dana @ 5:42 pm

[guest post by Dana]

In a radio interview earlier today, there was this interesting exchange between Oklahoma radio host Pat Campbell and Ted Cruz:

CAMPBELL: This is something many of my listeners are struggling with. Should a true conservative, should a true conservative support Donald Trump if in fact he is the Republican nominee.

CRUZ: Well, that’s a decision that every voter is going to have to make. And it’s going to be a decision that is going have to come from prayer and careful examination as to whether he has demonstrated he has earned your vote. Whether he has demonstrated that he is standing for the principles that built this country. I am where I think a lot of voters are, which is looking and listening. I am deeply concerned for our country.

To my ear, this sounds like a no for Cruz supporting Trump – at this point anyway. Given that the vast majority of former Republican candidates and a long list of elected officials who claimed to be conservatives, have fallen in line and announced their support for Trump, there is a curiosity about whether Cruz will likewise yield. It would be refreshing to see a politician remain true to his conservative principles, ideals, and convictions, and announce that, in good conscience, he is unable to support a non-conservative, Big Government type who has trouble distinguishing fact from fiction, and easily lies when it’s to his advantage. And even when it’s not. There’s also this: If Cruz were to announce his support of Trump, the fallout would likely result in even greater damage to his credibility than what Marco Rubio is currently enduring.


An Exhaustive Summary of the People Responsible for Trump’s Rise

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:55 am

1. Trump.
2. Media people who gave Trump free air time.
3. People who voted for Trump.

That is all.

Trump’s Face-Stabbing Mob Partner

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 5:08 am

Telegraph (a bunch of lefties who can be safely ignored):

A rRussian-born fraudster who Donald Trump has claimed he would not recognise was a key player in several of the billionaire’s business ventures, the Telegraph can disclose.

Mr Trump signed off on paperwork which made clear that Felix Sater was one of the figures in “control” of Bayrock Group, the property firm building three developments using his name, an investigation has found.

The findings appear to contradict statements by the would-be president and his lawyer, distancing him from Sater, who was convicted for helping to lead a $40 million mafia-linked stock fraud scheme.

Mr Sater also spent time in jail for stabbing someone in the face with the stem of a margarita glass.

I call BS. Those glasses have round bottoms so they can sit on the table. How are you supposed to stab someone with something round? You ever try that? It doesn’t work!!

[end Trumpkin-style spin]

Ah, hell. Y’all spin this on your own. I’m out, remember?

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