Cruz had ‘nothing to do’ with a Facebook post claiming Trey Gowdy ditched Rubio to support Cruz

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Ted Cruz has found himself in the middle of yet another accusation of fraud leveled against his campaign for creating a fake Facebook post saying that he now had the support of South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy. Cruz is also vehemently denying any connection to the post.

“Our campaign had absolutely nothing to do with this fraudulent Facebook post,” Cruz tweeted Tuesday night.

A Cruz campaign spokesperson challenged Gowdy to come up with “a single shred of evidence” that the post was associated with Cruz.

Gowdy hasn’t produced proof, but one thing’s for sure: The Cruz campaign has been accused of nearly every dirty trick that’s surfaced on the GOP side. That doesn’t make it true, but it’s quite a record.

How can we the people elect a cougher?

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In the middle of her Tuesday speech in Harlem that discussed race relations, Hillary Clinton had multiple coughing fits that prevented her from getting her words out on more than one occasion.

It got so bad that the audience enthusiastically started chanting “Hillary! Hillary!” to provide encouragement as Clinton started taking sips of water while popping in a cough drop.

She struggled to finish her speech in which she said that white Americans needed to recognize their “privilege” and help black Americans overcome “seen and unseen” barriers to opportunity and coughed some more as she exited the stage.

 

Hillary also had a coughing fit during last year’s Benghazi hearings. Coincidence? I think not.

Trump Leading Everyone in Everything.

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Donald Trump holds a commanding double-digit lead over all his rivals in South Carolina, according to the latest Monmouth University survey of likely primary voters released Wednesday afternoon.

Trump earned 35 percent, followed by 19 percent for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, 17 percent for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, 9 percent for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, 8 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and 7 percent for Ben Carson. Just 5 percent of voters say they remain undecided among that group.

Overall, 42 percent said they are completely decided ahead of Saturday’s primary, with 31 percent indicating that they have a strong preference. Just 11 percent indicated a slight preference, while 17 percent said they are undecided on their candidate.

Nearly two-in-three of those surveyed said they are dissatisfied with Republican congressional leadership, with 30 percent responding that they are somewhat dissatisfied and 33 percent that they are very dissatisfied.

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Republican candidates have traditionally courted South Carolina with an eye to its heavy military presence, though just 17 percent of voters said veterans’ issues are the most important factor in choosing a candidate, while 55 percent called it one of several important considerations ahead of their vote.

Something Smells Like Rotten Fish.

Two days after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly in remote West Texas, a former D.C. homicide commander is raising questions about how the death was handled by local and federal authorities.

“As a former homicide commander, I am stunned that no autopsy was ordered for Justice Scalia,” William O. Ritchie, former head of criminal investigations for D.C. police, wrote in a post on Facebook on Sunday.

Scalia was found dead in his room at a luxury hunting resort in the state’s Big Bend region by the resort’s owner. It took hours for authorities to find a justice of the peace. When they did, Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara pronounced Scalia dead of natural causes without seeing the body — which is permissible under Texas law — and without ordering an autopsy.

On Sunday, the U.S. Marshals Service, which provides security for Supreme Court justices, said that Scalia had declined a security detail while at the ranch, so marshals were not present when he died. When the marshals were notified, deputy marshals from the Western District of Texas went to the scene, the service said in a statement.scalia

Polly thinks something smells rotten. Did Scalia make a stray comment about the Hillary email investigation? Is the Supreme Court going to have to make a ruling in that investigation? You just know that Scalia would have voted to fry her sorry butt. Do your research, people!!!  

2016 Possibly Probable Presidential Candidates

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Most of these people, if history and common sense are any guide, will not come close to running for president, let alone being elected.  This serves as a reminder of the futility of trying to predict the winners of a contest before knowing who the contestants actually are.

People Who Can Reasonably Be Said To Be 2016 Presidential Contenders:
1. Joe Biden
2. Jeb Bush
3. Chris Christie
4. Hillary Clinton
5. Bobby Jindal
6. John Kasich
7. Martin O’Malley
8. Rand Paul
9. Marco Rubio
10. Paul Ryan
11. Scott Walker

People Who Are Maybe A Little Bit Of A Stretch To Think Of As Running In 2016, But Who Knows?:
12. Ted Cruz
13. Andrew Cuomo
14. Peter King
15. Rob Portman
16. Bernie Sanders
17. Rick Santorum
18. Brian Schweitzer

These People Are Always Running For President:
19. Michele Bachmann
20. Herman Cain
21. Howard Dean
22. Mike Huckabee
23. Jon Huntsman
24. John Kerry
25. Tim Pawlenty
26. Rick Perry
27. Mitt Romney

These People Are Not Running For President, But We’ll Show Them By Putting Them In Polls, Anyway:
28. Cory Booker
29. Julian Castro
30. Kirsten Gillibrand
31. Deval Patrick
32. Elizabeth Warren

Pollsters Remember These People’s Names Because They Did A Thing That One Time, Remember That Thing They Did?:
33. Kelly Ayotte
34. Tammy Baldwin
35. Evan Bayh
36. John Bolton
37. Jan Brewer
38. Ben Carson
39. Mitch Daniels
40. Rahm Emanuel
41. Nikki Haley
42. John Hickenlooper
43. Amy Klobuchar
44. Susana Martinez
45. Condoleezza Rice
46. Michael Steele
47. John Thune
48. Antonio Villaraigosa
49. Mark Warner
50. Jim Webb

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There you have it, folks….Your 2016 possibly probable candidate guide. Let Polly know who you want at 1600 Penn in 2016? 

xoxo, 

Polly 

Obama Brushes Off ‘Sh*tty Golfer’ Diss

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Former minor league baseball player Michael Jordan (he also played basketball for the Chicago Bulls) cracked jokes about President Barack Obama’s golf game last week. On Tuesday Obama returned the favor, telling Wisconsin’s WJMR that Jordan had notions.

“There is no doubt that Michael is a better golfer than I am,” Obama said. “Of course if I was playing twice a day for the last 15 years, then that might not be the case.”

“He might want to spend more time thinking about the Bobcats, or the Hornets,” Obama added jokingly. (Jordan is the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets, who were swept by the Miami Heat in the first round of the 2014 playoffs.)

FYI — MJ’s Hornets are 1-3.

Your move, MJ.

Polly was a huge Bulls fan as a little girl. I like to stay loyal to my teams so go  #23!!! 

xoxo, 

Polly 

Unofficial Hug a Democrat Day!

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Midterm elections have been brutal for congressional Democrats in the Obama era. The party lost at least 77 seats in the midterms in 2010 and 2014, though they gained back eight seats in 2012.

Obama has already surpassed President Dwight Eisenhower’s tally of 66 midterm losses in the House, according to data published by the Rothenberg Political Report. President Franklin Roosevelt and Truman each lost more House seats during their midterm years.

The 2010 midterms account for the bulk of the losses. In the tumultuous period after the passage of ObamaCare, Republicans picked up 63 seats in a wave election that awarded them control of the House.

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Polly thinks it is critically important for the president to recognize the political terrain has changed dramatically.  If Republicans have control of the House and the Senate, it’s a whole new ballgame. He’s going to need to make serious adjustments in the ways he deals with the opposition. Time to take a different tack, Potus. 

xoxo, 

Polly 

 

 

The Elephant In The Room

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Yesterday was Election Day. Republicans needed six seats to take the Senate.  They got at least seven. Today is unofficial HUG a Democrat day. The GOP is doing the chacha all the way to the Senate. It now has control of both houses of Congress for the first time in eight years. And it was NOT close. Not even a little bit. This means the GOP is the starting line if this was the Super Bowl. And the Dems are on the sidelines.

xoxo,

Polly