Donald Trump

Cruz: Trump is no conservative

Ben Kamisar, The Hill

Ted Cruz reiterated his response to Trump's threat to sue him over a Cruz campaign ad that framed him as supporting pro-choice judicial nominees as president. That's a tack he took just hours before at a heated press conference where he attempted to goad Trump into filing the suit that he bashed as "frivolous."

Donald Trump Took $150,000 After 9/11 Because He Was A “Small Business” Owner

streiff, RedState

This simply goes to Trump’s sense of entitlement. Money for small businesses affected by 9/11? Entitled. He took this grant money, and I’m sure he’d tell you that $150K is chump change, because he could. His business wasn’t harmed. He didn’t need it. But he wanted it.

FLASH! New FedUp PAC Poll Finds Conservatives Want a Debate Limited to Trump and Cruz

By a margin of 67-31% conservatives now say that Donald Trump should accept the challenge from Ted Cruz, allowing them to debate each other without the distraction of other candidates.

Donald Trump’s Record of Profiting by Duping and Bullying the Little Guys

J. Christian Adams has documented in a must-read article for PJ Media “Donald Trump's Record of Business Failures and Bluster,” how Trump’s “legacy of business failures goes beyond the four bankruptcies of his Atlantic City casinos. It includes outsourcing jobs to China, ripping off students seeking an education, and leaving a path of devastated Americans in his wake.”

Donald Trump, the conspiracy theorist's candidate

The Editors, Washington Examiner

Trump knows he gains in the polls with each of his outrages; it's what makes some people believe "he tells it like it is." But he doesn't tell it like it is. He tells it like he is clueless and doesn't care.

Trump: Ok, I lied when I said Bush lied.

Ben Howe, RedState

The truth is he is a serial flip-flopper who constantly adjusts his position to fit whatever particular conversation he’s having at the moment. If he gets flustered enough, he might actually say what he really thinks which is what happened on Saturday’s debate.

Donald Trump Is Still Planned Parenthood’s Favorite Republican

Steve Berman, The Resurgent

South Carolina voters need to choose their friends carefully, and Christians should think twice about committing to Planned Parenthood’s favorite Republican before they cast their ballot.

Who Is Lying Now Mr. Trump? Cruz Tops Florida Family Policy Council Voting Guide

Especially in this election, where Donald Trump has been throwing accusations of lying against any candidate who challenges him on his outrageous comments, record of supporting liberal candidates and causes, and flip-flops on cultural issues the Florida Family Policy Council’s voter guide is a well-researched haven of fact in the toxic morass of baseless charges of lying that Trump has created. We urge CHQ readers from every state to review it and forward it to their cultural conservative friends.

New Fed Up PAC Poll: Conservatives Say Trump Strong But Not Unbeatable

Many conservatives remain concerned that an establishment candidate may yet emerge, with only 44% believing that a defeat in South Carolina would cause Bush, Rubio or Kasich to get out of the race.  A 56% majority say that it is still possible that an establishment candidate will displace conservative Ted Cruz as Trump's chief rival.

Cruz skewers Trump’s sister in Supreme Court debate

Katie Glueck, Politico

“A candidate who has spent 60 years of his life being very, very pro-choice and defending partial-birth abortion is not the candidate you can trust to appoint principled constitutionalists,” Cruz said, taking aim at Trump as part of his broader efforts to paint Trump as a longtime liberal out-of-step with the deeply conservative and religious electorate.

Mark Levin: Trump a ‘Radical Kook,’ ‘Close to Being 9/11 Truther’

Jeff Poor, Breitbart

Monday on his radio show, conservative talk show host Mark Levin took aim at Donald Trump for his attacks on former President George W. Bush during last Saturday night’s debate. Levin said he was no fan of Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus for his handling of the debate. However, the bulk of his criticism was aimed Trump for suggesting then-President Bush was in part to blame for the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks.

Trump Will Veer Left, Straight Into The Paranoid Frontier

Steve Berman, The Resurgent

In Trump land, populated by (Trumpkins, Trumpeteers, take your pick) Trumpzombies who shamelessly suspend their own most cherished beliefs to defend their leader, Donald Trump alone determines who’s lying, who’s telling the truth, and when to take him seriously. Maryanne Trump Barry would make a “phenomenal” Supreme Court Justice, said Trump in August. Who wouldn’t take him seriously?

Donald Trump’s Lame Attempt to Push Back on Eminent Domain

Joe Cunningham, RedState

Donald Trump loves eminent domain and has worked with government bodies to get land taken by the government not for the public good, but for his own private game. This is not a difficult concept to understand. In a normal society, I wouldn’t need more than 550 words to explain this. But, a normal society wouldn’t let someone like Donald Trump be a leading presidential candidate either.

Trump’s Toxic Campaign Wrecking Winning Conservative Coalition

The difference between Ronald Reagan’s toughness in advocating conservative principles and Trump’s politics of personal invective is that Reagan understood the key to building a winning conservative coalition was addition, not subtraction. Donald Trump clearly lacks Reagan's wisdom and maturity because, after Trump’s toxic behavior in South Carolina, it is going to take more than “The Art of the Deal” to rebuild the Reagan coalition if Donald Trump is the Republican nominee for president.

Benko: Give Jim Gilmore His Due

Our friend Ralph Benko says although it would embarrass him were he to read this let it be said: Jim Gilmore is an authentic Cold War hero. His failure to rise in the polls this year may be due to his personally becoming — yet politically toxic — level of humility. He did not brag on his credentials, but his credentials are stunningly great.

Cruz Hits Trump On Planned Parenthood Funding

Dan Spencer, RedState

During Saturday’s CBS Republican Presidential debate in South Carolina Sen. Ted Cruz was able to get Donald Trump to admit that he supports taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. It wasn’t easy. Cruz had to do it the face one of Trump’s many whiney and un-presidential tirades during which Trump falls back on his name calling.

This Election Is Now About Abortion And Life

Steve Berman, The Resurgent

What cannot happen is a fractured evangelical base stands around two or three candidates and throws stones at itself. If that happens, we will see another 20 years of liberal Supreme Court justices, and another 20 or 30 million unborn babies killed. This election is now about ending abortion and preserving life, just like 1860 was about ending slavery. The sooner Christians understand that, the better.