Your handy, dandy Trump vs. Cruz comparison chart!

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h/t Xavier

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  • simus1

    Trump and Cruz will need at least 8 years each in power, back to back, to repair all the damage caused by the previous admins filled with expert looters and wreckers.

    Plus leading the USA through the upcoming Great Depression 2.0 and then that being followed by war with China doesn’t seem like much of a fun career move.
    Good luck to both of them!

    • They could be the winning ticket.

      • Exile1981

        trump for prez with cruz for vp for 8 years then cruz for prez for another 8 years.

      • V10_Rob

        I’m less worried about specific policies than I am about whether a candidate actually has any fight in them (and not just against his rival). There’s never going to be a perfect candidate, we have deal with what’s a available. Someone with enough moral and ethical fiber left to recognize when something is wrong and enough courage to say it and not be bullied into silence by experts opinions that taking a stand would be unpopular and inconvenient.

        Trump is not the politician America (and the West) deserves, but it’s the one it needs, to speak the unspeakable, to name the problems, to be the Scourge of progressivist mind rot. He’s indisputably a fighter, a brawler. Cruz has some in him too, judging by the way he took the media itself to task in the debates.

        Trump as the bad cop, Cruz as the good cop. It could work.

  • luna

    Trump is a populist who in fact doesn’t represent the people, and he’s likely to give the military the wrong mission (defeat ISIS, not the ideology of militant Islam).

    Cruz seems dishonest, and probably isn’t qualified to be POTUS since his citizenship was not granted as a condition of his birth.

    • Xavier

      Cruz reeks of Eau de Used Car Salesman.

      • General P. Malaise

        Cruz would be the same as obama. and please people do some research. Cruz is despicable.

        • simus1

          Er, no. Cruz is intelligent.
          Emperor Barry, not so much.

    • Minicapt

      No, try to avoid slander.

      Cheers

      • luna

        Slander?

        • Minicapt

          “a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report:”

          Cheers

          • luna

            I know the definition, was wondering about the accusation.

          • Minicapt

            Making incorrect statements about Sen Cruz’s citizenship does no display acumen.

            Cheers

          • luna

            He was not to my knowledge a U.S. citizen by birth either by soil or blood. As far as I know he was born outside the U.S., and not both parents were U.S. citizens. This implies his U.S. citizenship was not granted as a condition of his birth. If you have evidence of the contrary please provide it rather than claiming slander.

          • Minicapt

            One parent to be a citizen. The remainder are nits people have picked up from reading what others have misquoted from a Franco-Swiss chappie from 1760, or so.
            Sen Cruz was a citizen at birth.

            Cheers

          • luna

            Perhaps your right and I was wrong. I guess that means Obama is qualified to be president wherever he was born.

            http://www.uscis.gov/policymanual/HTML/PolicyManual-Volume12-PartH-Chapter3.html

          • Minicapt

            Yes, I began looking at this in the days before I joined the Army.
            The problem with Obama is the citizen/age requirement for the parent. His mother was seventeen at his birth, and roughly speaking, she needed to be 20 or 21 to be eligible to pass on her citizenship. Sen Cruz’s mother was 35 …

            Cheers

          • luna

            There are residency requirements for the parent(s), but I don’t see age requirements.

          • luna

            I guess your not happy about criticism of Trump. Consider Trumps thesis is “elect me and I’ll make America great”, implying that he is uniquely qualified for the job without specifying what he actually intends to do.

            Louis Farrakhan supports Trump, because he believes Trump will morally (and perhaps fiscally) bankrupt this country.

          • “Trumps thesis is “elect me and I’ll make America great”, implying that he is uniquely qualified for the job without specifying what he actually intends to do.”
            You’ve nailed it.

          • I want to believe Trump isn’t going to screw us over. I really do.

  • I posted a video a couple of weeks ago, showing substantially the same message, viz. that Trump is really very ‘liberal’ judging by his past record. If he comes to power, his actions will be very different from his promises at this time. Cruz seems to be a much more reliable conservative,

    That said, if Republicans do choose Trump, I’d prefer him to win than see Horrible Hillary in the WH. Better an uncertain quantity than a certain devil.

    • luna

      I don’t believe Hilary is eligible to hold any public office after her mishandling of classified materials (email) as secretary of state. I’m saying that based on my interpretation of the law, not my opinion.

      http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/04/02/396823014/fact-check-hillary-clinton-those-emails-and-the-law

      I’d rather see Bernie Sanders president then Clinton, at least he’s a patriotic American.

      • I suspect Sanders would take the US further along the road to Communism that Obama has tread, not to mention the disastrous foreign policies. Leftists are inherently anti-American.

        • luna

          Sanders is a big government socialist.

    • john s

      “His actions will be very different from his promises at the time” you say that as if it is a given for trump, which I would suggest is untrue. You also seem to assume that other republican candidates with do as they promise, for which the entire US political machine has a very poor record.
      Whatever trump said in 2000, or 2005, or 2010 he is saying differently now. In a country where standing up for traditional marriage went from the mainstream political concensus to grounds for dismissal from you office in 5 short years I would think you would have more acceptance of political ” evolution”.

      • John – I am not predicting anything, really. Just a bit skeptical, as is wise. I do not consider others any more truthful. I most trust Tea-Party type people, who have a track record of principle. To me, Trump is a billionaire who wants to buy his way to power. He has no loyalties. But I prefer him to Hillary or Sanders, of course.

        • john s

          I am skeptical as well, though less so of trump than a career politician. I suppose I would like to see a rep candidate who actually tries to win, and who will be in the fight for realsies. I also do not believe that folks who have felt the same way forever are necessarily better candidates than r those who have changed their views over time. I used to be prochoice, or at least ambivalent. I am the opposite now, and have been for a decade. Elect me and I will do everything in my power to ban abortion, completely. That’s more than any of the so called conservative leaders we have elected have done, even those who have been anti abortion forever.

          • Brett_McS

            I think you would find that Mr Trump is a very quick learner when it comes to being a politician.

            Were you an explicit supporter of partial birth abortion when you were pro-choice? Because it is very hard to understand how someone can evolve from supporting the killing a child a minute before it is born and cutting it up to a pro-life position. That is cause for considerable scepticism.

            And what about his sister, the radically pro-abortion judge, who Trump recently has stated would make a great pick for SCOTUS? That also is grounds for considerable scepticism of his new position.

          • Of course, change of view is possible. But is it really what motivates Trump’s changes? Is he not just turning his coat to fit the opinions of those he hopes will elect him? OK, that’s not bad, if he intends to serve them. But does he really?

          • john s

            I don’t know. I suppose I am a bit of a gambler, preferring the unknown quantity in this one. Of course I am not risking much since I disagree with the policies of a lot of the candidates and am pretty sure most of them are gonna follow the time honored gop tradition of saying one thing and doing the other.

          • Time will tell.

  • mauser 98

    what if Cruz was born in Kenya?.. this will not go away
    Cruz did not denounce his Canadian citizenship until 2014.
    dual citizenship also disqualifies one for Presidency

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  • Xavier

    To be fair, those topics were cherry picked in Cruz’s favor.

    • BillyHW

      Not as long as women get to vote, that’s for sure.

      • mauser 98

        Huma for VP!!

        • Cat-astrophe

          Huma Weiner? Ant Hony would sure get excited.

    • andycanuck

      And assuming that none of the anti-Trump “points” aren’t literally lies as well as having been cherry-picked. (Funny; I don’t see anything about Cruz and H1B1 visas or giving out toys to Latin American illegal child migrants with Glenn Beck.)

      • Xavier

        Speaking of which: what the **** is up with Beck?
        Is he drinking again?

  • luna

    This reporter asks the dumbest questions.
    https://youtu.be/x1hc64QKdHQ

  • Cat-astrophe

    The UN mouthpiece turd hurlers are all exhibiting their lack of intelligence by reading the cue cards they got in the mail from “somewhere” in New York city.
    Gee folks, if there ever was an World Wide endorsement for a single candidate in any election, anywhere in the world, this is it.
    And the game is still early!!

  • General P. Malaise

    Cruz is an elitist and is not conservative. he is presently for amnesty. his wife worked on the Bush administration and CFR advancing open borders.

    Cruz has been caught (recently) in criminal omissions in his FEC filings. He hide loans from Goldman Sachs and Citi bank. Cruz’s wife is a vice president at Goldman Sachs.

    he is by no definition a natural born citizen although he is born a citizen (they are not the same thing)

    the list of negatives for Cruz are long and growing. he will be an extension of the obama administration if he got elected but he wouldn’t since hillary clinton could beat him especially after the out him as not being natural born.

    Cruz wrote the language in the senate bill which gave obama carte blanch on the TPP trade deal.

    • Xavier

      So we’re back to “Vote Trump! He sucks less!”

      PS – a lot of anti-Cruz factoids are in the comments of the article.

      • Minicapt

        It’s hard work figuring out what to copy-and-paste from all those unbiased non-partisan alternate news sites, especially if no-one is present to explain the big words.

        Cheers

  • Dana Garcia

    During the several days of markup on the Gang of 8 amnesty legislation in 2013, Sen Cruz submitted only 5 amendments, one of which was a 500% increase in H-1b tech worker visas. By comparison, enforcement hawk Jeff Sessions submitted 49 and underappreciated Chuck Grassley offered 77 amendments, all of which were improvements to a terrible bill.



    http://www.vdare.com/articles/wapo-compares-senator-sessions-to-george-wallace-he-must-be-doing-something-right

    Here’s Ted with his enthusiastic presentation of his amendment “to substantially increase legal immigration”



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHlGlNwsQb0



    By the way, there’s no shortage of tech workers. See Michelle Malkin’s new book Sold Out.

    The Conservative Treehouse blog posted an item recently, including many of Cruz’s objectionable votes and actions, like handing out teddy bears with Glenn Beck to illegal alien kiddies at the border. Ugh.

    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/01/17/ted-cruz-visits-texas-border-to-welcome-illegal-alien-families/

    The more I look at Cruz, the less I trust him. Trump is a wild card who is free to do want he wants away from donors — but what will that be?

    I’m not thrilled with the choices. None of these characters has mentioned technological unemployment — automation — with is the major jobs issue, IMHO.

  • Dana Garcia

    During the several days of markup on the Gang of 8 amnesty legislation in 2013, Sen Cruz submitted only 5 amendments, one of which was a 500% increase in H-1b tech worker visas. By comparison, enforcement hawk Jeff Sessions submitted 49 and underappreciated Chuck Grassley offered 77 amendments, all of which were improvements to a terrible bill.



    http://www.vdare.com/articles/wapo-compares-senator-sessions-to-george-wallace-he-must-be-doing-something-right

    Ted made an enthusiastic presentation of his amendment “to substantially increase legal immigration”

 — see tube at bottom.

    By the way, there’s no shortage of tech workers. See Michelle Malkin’s new book Sold Out.

    The Conservative Treehouse blog posted an item recently, including many of Cruz’s objectionable votes and actions, like handing out teddy bears with Glenn Beck to illegal alien kiddies at the border. Ugh.

    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/01/17/ted-cruz-visits-texas-border-to-welcome-illegal-alien-families/

    The more I look at Cruz, the less I trust him. Trump is a wild card who is free to do want he wants away from donors — but what will that be?

    I’m not thrilled with the choices. None of these characters has mentioned technological unemployment — automation — with is the major jobs issue, IMHO.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHlGlNwsQb0

    • Brett_McS

      A lot of the amendments that Cruz put in were ‘poison pills’ designed to kill the bill, and that was understood at the time. But disingenuous opponents (Rubio et al) are hoping people don’t remember that in order to pretend that Cruz supported the bills.

      It’s one of the reasons that public figures learn never to use sarcasm, because the sarcastic quote will be used in isolation to show them supporting what they were actually arguing against.

  • Brett_McS

    I was strongly in favour of Trump when he came out and blasted through the unwritten rule to “don’t talk about restricting immigration”. That was a great service to the country.

    I would still be in favour of Trump if that was the only conservative policy he had (which was pretty much the case) and if he hadn’t already contradicted that policy, and about every other policy he has talked about either since or earlier. He truly is Mr Mercurial.

    Now I predict that the only policies he would carry through are ones close to his heart, like making his sister a Supreme Court judge and extending and introducing crony-capitalist schemes such as the ethanol mandate.

    • Yes, I saw him publicly praising Muslims, in the style “some of my best friends are…”

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