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Monday, March 14, 2016

Profiles in cowardice: Cruz, Rubio and Kasich

Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich are cowards and political opportunists who lacked the courage to stand up for free speech. Instead, they tried to exploit the communists and terrorists who shouted down Donald Trump before he could speak in Chicago on Friday. The left's threat of violence was fascist. Sure, Cruz, Rubio and Kasich said the thugs were wrong, but they saved their best blasts for Trump as they blamed Trump for the thuggery.

So does the media.





Standing up for free speech only matters when you stand up -- unequivocally -- for speech you dislike or even detest.

None of these men did that on Friday night. None.

Cruz: "America is better than this. We don't have to tear each other apart, When you have a campaign that disrespects the voters, when you have a campaign that affirmatively encourages violence, when you have campaign that is facing allegations of physical violence against members of the press, you create an environment that only encourages this sort of nasty discourse."

He blamed the victim of this fascism -- Trump.

Ted should join the Democratic Party, because he is no conservative. He is just another Washington lifer (he has spent 15 of hiss last 20 years there) hustling the Christian conservative movement. I doubt his sincerity, unlike his predecessors in that "lane" -- Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum,

Rubio: "I wouldn’t say Mr. Trump is responsible for the events of tonight, but he is most certainly, in other events, has in the past used some pretty rough language, saying in the good old days we used to beat these people up, or I’ll pay your legal bills if you rough them up. So I think he bears some responsibility for the general tone."

Trump bears no responsibility for Bill Ayers and company. None. They have infiltrated Trump's rallies for months. Trump did not organize that mess, Democrats did. Marco should join Ted in joining the Democratic Party.

Kasich: "Tonight the seeds of division that Donald Trump has been sowing this whole campaign finally bore fruit, and it was ugly. Some let their opposition to his views slip beyond protest into violence, but we can never let that happen."

Another turd. The third turd.

They blame the victim, just as Clinton, Sanders, and Obama did.

Why? Because the Washington Establishment does not want a president who will represent the people. They do not want America to be great again. They are mealy mouth opportunists who are destroying this nation from within.

Meanwhile, Trump on Saturday night in Kansas City was interrupted continually in the first 18 minutes of his speech.

This was not a protest.

This was sabotage.

The trolls had no business being inside that rally.

Who spoke out against that on Sunday?

Not one.

Once again, Trump has done nothing to deserve to be silenced by Bill Ayers.

For shame for the cowards who refused to stand up for free speech.

You think they will stand up for you?

Well, then, mail me $1,000 and I will send you my recipe for changing lead into gold.


  1. I have collected over the decades a daunting collection of recipes for turning lead into gold.

    Those recipes were given to me by Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney,

    I'm weary of the cowardice of the also-rans in this race against the thieves of the Left.

    Let Trump speak unimpeded. Let the voters cast their ballots as they choose. The RNC should stand up to the bullies on both sides.

    Thanks for speaking out Mr. Surber. I love your take on this topic.

    Have a great week.

    1. Thank you. I will as long as readers -- even those appalled by Trump -- stick with me

    2. Hey, we're sticking. P.S. Pb - 3p - 8n = Au

    3. It's funny that the "Establishment" Right or Left,.. only want you voting for the candidate they want you to vote for,.. I would expect it from the left,.. not from "Conservatives"

  2. The seeds of this were sown at CPAC. I will never again attend that event. The hostility to DJT was palpable and, frankly, disgusting. And the Millenials were leading it! To Hell With Them as well. Stupid spoiled punks...

  3. Good strategy. Flush them out into the open where they can be identified and dealt with. - Elric

  4. Bravo, Don. What happened in Chicago was disgusting, and I can't help but wonder if it will give DJT another couple of points in the primary election.

  5. Fully agree. I too was disgusted over their comments. What will they say when their rallies are disrupted by these thugs. Still blame Trump. Trump is the new Bush, the cause of all the ills in the world.

    1. Ted's rallies have seen disruptions a plenty. The MSM (and Mr. Surber) won't report them, of course. Ted simply out duels them and shuts them up.

      Brains over brawn.... what a concept. Too bad no one named Don recognizes it.

  6. Yes, certainly true. A clarifying moment for me as well.

    I had been a bit mystified by Cruz and his campaign, and was still waiting to see what he was really all about. Now I know, and it ain't good.

  7. I said that Ted had jumped the shark.

  8. I thought Cruz would be a good attorney general under president Trump. Now, that he blames the victim I am not sure. He might not prosecute Lois Lerner because people who donate to conservative groups should not be protected from the government.

  9. Stilton Jarlsberg has this to say:

  10. Ted should join the Democratic Party, because he is no conservative. He is just another Washington lifer (he has spent 15 of hiss last 20 years there) hustling the Christian conservative movement. I doubt his sincerity, unlike his predecessors in that "lane" -- Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum,

    Cruz is 'no conservative'? You're getting weirdly sectarian. Cruz' involvement in libertarian and conservative politics dates to his years in high school.

    While we're at it, he's been in Washington for 7 of the last 21 years, not 15 of the last 20. He had a brief clerkship with a federal Supreme Court justice and not quite three years in professional positions at the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission. He's been in Congress the last 3 years. Prior to 2012, he was best described as a legal professional with connections, not a politician per se. His wife's office is in Houston. He's lived in Texas for about 27 of his 45 years.

    I don't want to be terribly critical of Santorum, whom I admire and says what he thinks in spite of all, but he was in Congress for 16 years and his legal work in the last 9 years has been with a firm with a 'government relations' practice. He hasn't had a home in or around Pittsburgh in quite some time

    I'm glad someone isn't slicing up M. Huckabee. The Huckabee hate is truly extraordinary and baffling.

    I think what Cruz said is a fantastic disappointment, but let's not get carried away.

  11. Let's not forget that DJT had much the same reaction ("they brought it on themselves") when two jihadists attacked Pamela Geller and Bosch Faustin's "Draw Mohammed" contest last year.

  12. Why do we label these acts of repressing free speech "fascist"? Aren't there sufficient historical examples of communists doing precisely the same thing in violating the speech of their opponents that we can call such acts by the Left "communist" instead of "fascist"? And when those anti-free speech actors are supporters of Bernie Sanders, who is some sort of ersatz socialist slash communist, isn't it even more appropriate to accuse the people who trashed Donald Trump's rally of being "communists"?

  13. Gotta tell you, I think there's something backwards about this theme.

    When you look at what the Leftie hoseheads have done to the nation, you see that they have the unique ability to turn gold into lead.

  14. Aren't there sufficient historical examples of communists doing precisely the same thing

    Communist and fascists are both of the socialist persuasion, with little to pick between them. Working definition of such difference as there is: in communism, they put a gun to your head, kill you, take your property and do what they want; in fascism, they put a gun to your head and say "do what we want with your property or we'll kill you."