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Cruz, Sanders Win Wisconsin

Posted on | April 6, 2016 | 55 Comments

Tuesday was a bad night for front-runners in both parties:

Senator Ted Cruz soundly defeated Donald J. Trump in the Wisconsin primary on Tuesday, breathing new life into efforts to halt Mr. Trump’s divisive presidential candidacy and dealing a blow to his chances of clinching the Republican nomination before the party’s summer convention.
With more than 80 percent of precincts reporting, Mr. Cruz had received 48 percent of the vote to 34 percent for Mr. Trump. Gov. John Kasich of Ohio was a distant third with 14 percent.
Mr. Trump’s loss was his most significant setback since Mr. Cruz narrowly defeated him in Iowa, the campaign’s first nominating contest. And after largely dominating the Republican field from the moment he announced his candidacy last June, Mr. Trump now faces a fresh challenge: bouncing back in the face of searing attack ads by Republicans bent on stopping him, questions about his demeanor and campaign organization, and a single ascendant challenger in Mr. Cruz.
In winning Wisconsin so convincingly, Mr. Cruz, of Texas, showed he was capable of appealing to more than just the hard-line and religious conservative Republicans who have been the foundation of his campaign.
“Tonight is a turning point,” he told cheering supporters in Milwaukee. “It is a rallying cry. It is a call from the hard-working men and women of Wisconsin to the people of America: We have a choice, a real choice.”

Meanwhile, Hillary feels the Bern:

Bernie Sanders scored a decisive victory in the Wisconsin Democratic primary Tuesday night, racking up his seventh victory in eight contests against Hillary Clinton as the race barrels toward a critical showdown in New York.
Sanders’ victory kicked off a critical two-week stretch for the Vermont senator, who is trying to show he can become a genuine threat to topple the front-runner in the home stretch of the presidential primary and not merely dog Clinton until the July convention in Philadelphia.
Sanders relished the win at a rally in Laramie, Wyoming, ahead of the state’s Saturday caucuses, telling supporters he was written off as a “fringe candidacy” when he launched his campaign 11 months ago.
“With our victory tonight in Wisconsin, we have now won seven out of eight of the last caucuses and primaries. And we have won almost all of them with overwhelming landslide numbers,” he said. “What momentum is about is that at a time in contemporary politics when every major candidate has a super PAC, we have said no to the super PACs, said no to the billionaires who fund those super PACs.”

Whether Sanders can defeat Clinton or not, clearly her weakness — and the discontent of her party’s left-wing “fringe” — could spell trouble for Democrats, if Republicans can get their act together. The talk on TV this morning is that Republicans may be headed to an “open convention,” with no candidate getting enough delegates to win the nomination in the first round of balloting. As delegates would be released from their pledges on the second and subsequent ballots, anything could happen.


Thank God I made the strategic decision to stay out of this year’s GOP primary campaign. Everybody I know in the blogging world is going insane over this conflict, while I’m placidly continuing my research into radical feminism, which is a different kind of insanity, but one in which I have no personal stake, except to end it.



55 Responses to “Cruz, Sanders Win Wisconsin”

  1. DrGreatCham
    April 7th, 2016 @ 5:37 pm

    Not at all, I provided the context, which you drop as usual. It’s called an URL that anyone can go and look at to discern what Cruz actually said during the Gang of 8 debacle. He publicly claimed that he never said that he wanted the bill to pass.

    Oh, btw, I’m not a Trump supporter either, cupcake. He’s a symptom of the disease, not any kind of cure. Between Lying Ted, Count Trumpula, a socialist mummy who can’t even commit to the party whose nomination he’s running for and the Hildabeast, this country’s going to have a terrible time for the next 4 years.

  2. Quartermaster
    April 7th, 2016 @ 6:44 pm

    There’s been a lot of speculation on the matter but I think it’s a stretch to posit that the US is Babylon the Great. My own opinion is that the place referred to may well be Rome. However, things can go together very rapidly and Bible Prophecy has historically been fulfilled to the letter. One of the major apologetics cases one can make is to show just how prophecy has been fulfilled. Messianic prophecies alone are unassailable. The chances of all the prophecies being fulfilled in Christ’s life is essentially zero. Yet, all of them were. I think it’s tough to challenge the possibility of babylon being rebuilt to the point of being a world capital of sorts when the Bible refers to it in the way it does.

  3. CaptDMO
    April 7th, 2016 @ 8:59 pm

    Between “brokered’ convention, and pending FBI “suggestions” to the DOJ, I’d say it’s basically a “Who’s left” election.

  4. Garym
    April 7th, 2016 @ 9:10 pm

    Nice work lying about Cruz dumbshit. Here’s Jeff Sessions:

  5. DrGreatCham
    April 7th, 2016 @ 9:34 pm

    Sorry, I can’t accept the testimony of an evil Trump supporter! The nanosecond after he endorsed the Trumpenstein Monster, all I saw from the Cruzlims was what an integrity-free liar and sellout he was, so invoking him as a character witness is nil, null and void.

    Seriously, remember this?:

    “You’re full of shit regarding Cruz and you can’t point to one single thing he’s lied about”

    I proved that Cruz lied when he claimed that he didn’t want the Gang of 8 bill to fail, unless you want to argue differently.