Friday, February 05, 2016

"Dirty tricks"? - UPDATES

2/5/16: Just embedded video (and made the original video link clickable) -- a MUST WATCH!! -- and added some first-hand accounts in a new link at the bottom of this post ... back again with UPDATE #2 from MARK STEYN! ... and back, yet again, with a video from Greta Van Susteren with Karl Rove.

2/11/16: Just embedded a tweet from Chris Moody, CNN at the bottom that really underscores the dishonesty of Ted Cruz's so called mistake as well as apology to Dr. Carson. (Note the time.)

Explosive Audio Surfaces – Cruz Campaign Telling Iowa Precinct Captains Carson Had Dropped Out of Race…

Here's a comment from a woman regarding the false information the Cruz campaign made on the phone to Iowa Precinct Captains about Carson dropping out of the race:
I wonder, would we also refer to the illegal aliens crossing the border as “dirty tricks?” The illegal entry of non-nationals into the United States is a misdemeanor. Seems to me referring to Cruz’ committing election fraud, which is a FELONY, as “dirty tricks” is even worse. Are we so lawless and backwards a society that we refer to misdemeanors as “crimes,” yet felonies as “dirty tricks?”

Examples of misdemeanors: Petty theft, prostitution, public intoxication, simple assault, disorderly conduct, trespass, vandalism, reckless driving, discharging a firearm within city limits, possession of cannabis.

Election tampering: Class D Felony sec 39A.2 Iowa code: Election misconduct in the first degree. (cue to 7:55 min)

NOTE: Petty theft is the crime that Cruz went to the Supreme Court to force a guy into doing 16 years for, even after discovering the sentence was discovered to be an error by the State of Texas.


UPDATE: These first hand accounts of Ted Cruz lying, cheating, and stealing Iowa are startling

Let me say that I personally don't care for Rubio, who is the kind of canned over-disciplined on-message candidate that makes me despair of politics: in media interviews, his answers to almost any question are like modular furniture, with the same half-dozen stump-speech lines chopped up and re-assembled and invariably concluding with the ultimate banality of the hustings that "this election is about the future". But, if you'd never heard Rubio speak before Monday, he came over as a crisp effective candidate making the most of his time on national TV. By contrast, Cruz's unfocused ramble of a victory speech left you wondering how the hell this guy won the state.

It can't all be down to ethically dubious mailers and sabotage emails, can it?

Time magazine cautions that "criticizing Ted Cruz seldom works". But, whatever the truth behind these two incidents, they are (as Cruz's former fellow British subjects would say) not cricket. To go back to where I came in, I would like to be governed by honorable men. The Cruz campaign's behavior in Iowa does not meet that test.



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