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What fool would want to dictate to people?  for what reason?  If they have read any history they would run like heck away from even the suggestion... 

now God has told us that the man of sin would come and become a dictator not to just America but the world.  the watermelon is not ripe yet but the vine is green and running. 

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Mr. Cruz made a tactical err launching his run for the Presidency from Liberty University.
Liberty is premillennial in their eschatological doctrine. The "drive-bye" media will hit that hard if he gets off the ground. McCain got in bed with the Rev. John Hagee and this helped to lead to his squirrely campaign of kissy face. Romney, as a Mormon, got stuck in the mud and never took off the gloves to punch Obama where it hurts. You don't enter a gun fight with a knife.

Keep in mind, Obama sat at the feet of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright for "twenty years" absorbing Wright's doctrine of being against "Zionism." From his essay: "I Can't Wait For Christian America To Die." I may be wrong---but are we not seeing this idea coming from Obama's White House?

Wherever the big money goes, so goes the Republican candidate. I read in the paper where the average working man in our country lives from paycheck to paycheck. Interest rates are bound to go up as the economy flounders. Work is difficult to find for the one without a college education. But, that education will take a life time to pay off. One has to have a degree in biology to flip burgers at Otis' dinner in the holler.

Down here in the hills where the coal mines have ground to a halt, the government has come in to dole out free tickets to the company store. I saw the day when our people would have run the liberal city slicker up a greased pole and set fire to it, But, not anymore, it is easier to vote democratic: set on the front porch, keep the old woman pregnant and get more tickets to ensure more votes for the party of hand outs.

Where John L. Lewis freed the coal miners--Obama and his global warming cronies has all but eliminated a generation of Americans who kept this nation in energy. Now that he and Michelle has bought property in Hawaii to retire (at tax payer expanse) with a golf course, and an ocean view to see way over yonder---may the Kilauea volcano erupt and smoke him back to Chicago. So, really, I do not see a Republican in the WH. A hungry man is not going to throw his tickets to a free lunch on the back of an elephant when a jackass is easier to get on.

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Tyler nothing new there.  General grade officers are political.  They are made by congress.  There are a lot more field grade and enlisted that have loyalty to freedom and not the politicians.

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As long as there is the human element we can expect the unexpected.  I don't see the church dealing with issues with enough word coming from them.  The world knows nothing about the hand we are playing with and the power there of.   I don't think the church fully realizes that we need to be walking by and in faith... 

Any measure of turning from what we see can only be accomplished by spiritual warfare.  republicans can find 20 Reagan clones and it will not turn this because the circumstances are against the word.  the democrats can bring their best man forward and it will not matter...  it is labor against management, poor against rich, hetero against homo, black against white, peace officers against those they serve and the list goes on...  these are the problems and politics will not satisfy those things any time soon because the gap is so wide.  any man or woman elected has an agenda coming in and thus there is skepticism that will cause some to draw back...

the election process is useless in the short run...  I can promise you that if Jesus tarries the next president is going to be plucking his hair our.  Gop will be looking to blame Obama but that is not going to get much energy because of the expectations... 

we are in a bind boys

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Here is the C-Span Liberty University full coverage of Senator Cruz' announcement to fun for office. It's far longer than the OP's YT video.

C-SPAN Link



There are some who think Cruz is proposing his candidacy to help the Democrats.

Take for instance this article from New Republic. One which has some interesting reminders of Cruz time in office as Senator:

(Sic)"...Throughout his time in the Senate, Cruz has shown a distinct lack of interest in policymaking or governing. Instead, he has calculated every move to prepare for a 2016 run. Every politician considers the optics of their positions, of course, but Cruz has taken it to the next level, with little care for how his actions affected the Republican Party or his colleagues. In doing so, he probably doomed his candidacy. On Monday, Five Thirty Eight’s Harry Enten convincingly argued that Cruz’s extreme views and his few friends within the Republican Party make it highly unlikely that he will win the nomination.

And that means Cruz’s role in the Republican primary will likely benefit Democrats. He’ll pull the rest of the party to the right on immigration, taxes and health care. "
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I would argue that Cruz's views are anything but extreme. Whether he gets the nomination or not, I do think the rest of the party needs to be pulled somewhere from where it is.

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I would agree with that. I think it was after Bush Jr. was elected that I started to notice the differences between the parties were slowly growing smaller. Big government seemed to be an end both parties in the Legislative branch were working to achieve. Now, it's a matter of getting back to center and working for the good of the country.

That Obama is still in office is inexcusable. The cry of racism will slowly fade once he's out and the country stands a chance of recovering for what he did while in office.

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I would agree with Jaime that Cruz's political views are not extreme.
Just a few decades ago he would have been considered a mainstream center-right candidate.
His stated campaign platform is virtually identical to Steve Forbes back in 1996 & no called Steve Forbes an extremist.

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What I consider extremism is currently mainstream & that is all this perpetual pro-war propaganda, nation building, & interventionism. Both sides of the aisle seem to be in agreement on those issues. Whereas just a few decades ago my views on the warfare state was mainstream.

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This is why I think Jeb will have more trouble than people think because he is considerably more "squishy" than his brother on issues that concern conservatives. And conservatives are still a big chunk of the GOP constituency.

As I read somewhere, getting Jeb elected is the Bush Family's idea of no child left behind!

And Tonka, I think most of us are peace lovers and hope against hope that we don't have to go to war. Reagan was considered a war monger, but thankfully with his peace through strength stance, we did prevail in the Cold War over the Evil Empire. Not to minimize the present dangers from Putin et al.  I do NOT believe we can maintain any peace with a posture of anything but overwhelming strength and avoid a posture of appeasement especially with people and nations that only understand power.

Much prayer and an overwhelmingly powerful USA is the best hope for world peace. Expediting Iran's nuclear capability is probably the best hope of the opposite.

With extreme renegade group like ISIS and others, I believe an aggressive get them where they are at is the only way to protect the US. We cannot stand on the shores with bayonets pointed outward for such groups that infiltrate the population, enter porous borders, and conduct assymetric acts of terror etc. Maybe if our border was ever secured like it should be in such a climate, but unless we militarize the border to the extent that probably no one would approve, we have no choice but to get them where they are.
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I would agree with that. I think it was after Bush Jr. was elected that I started to notice the differences between the parties were slowly growing smaller. Big government seemed to be an end both parties in the Legislative branch were working to achieve. Now, it's a matter of getting back to center and working for the good of the country.

That Obama is still in office is inexcusable. The cry of racism will slowly fade once he's out and the country stands a chance of recovering for what he did while in office.

maybe the gop finally sees that politics has power over what we are facing...  and it does not matter who is in office...  had the bail out not occurred we would be looking and listening to grips from the other side along with other issues untold... 6 one half dozen others