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Alan Dershowitz on Ted Cruz: Challenged me in class from Day One

Alan Dershowitz on Ted Cruz: Challenged me in class from Day One

BONUS – Heidi Cruz on Kelly File

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc9rubga1lY

Noted liberal Harvard Law School professor (retired) Alan Dershowitz was on the Kelly File last night, and repeated what he has said before via News Max):

“He came into my class, literally his first day in law school with his right had up – not his left hand, his right hand,” Dershowitz said Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File.”

Cruz challenged his professor on everything, which made his job easier, Dershowitz said.

“I was against the death penalty, he’s in favor. I was in favor of the exclusionary rule, he’s against it,” he said. “And he made such brilliant arguments that I never had to play the devil’s advocate.”

Cruz “was one of the best students I ever had,” Dershowitz said.

Many of his liberal friends criticize him for praising the firebrand conservative, Dershowitz said, but he argues, “I have to tell the truth about my students, even if I disagree with their views – even if I’m not gonna vote for him. I’m not going to change history and pretend that this brilliant student was anything else.”

Meanwhile, Heidi Cruz appeared on the Kelly File as well. I had never seen her in a full interview before, thought YouTube tells me she has given interviews.

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casualobserver | April 13, 2016 at 10:05 am

No doubt Cruz is very smart, and perhaps brilliant in the study of law. But in this cycle, is it a benefit for him? For that matter, how many brilliant people have we elected over the centuries?

Not many.

    rinardman in reply to casualobserver. | April 13, 2016 at 10:13 am

    For that matter, how many brilliant people have we elected over the centuries? Not many.

    And why start now, right?

    nordic_prince in reply to casualobserver. | April 13, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Intellectual brilliance does not guarantee the making of a good politician/leader, that is true.

    Neither does it mean we have to fall into the ditch on the other side and elect idiots. God knows we’ve got enough of those in office as it is ~

“His politics were clear, principled, unwavering and very intelligently presented”

So Hillary was a hardcore Goldwater Girl complete with full outfit, Trump has been a lifelong Democrat/occasional RINO up until about 8 months ago when he decided to be “conservative”, and its still hard to tell if Kasich is really a Republican of Democrat now

…luckily we have one person who doesnt change his beliefs according to the political winds of the moment they can take advantage of, and instead truly believes that which he has fought for his entire life.

Go Ted! Cant wait to get to vote for you, the best candidate since Reagan, one more time in November

What a super couple of people! What a YUUUUUUUGE difference having them as the First Couple would make in restoring and reforming what we’ve lost and what should not be.

Competence, decency, intellectual rigor: all attributes ascribed to student Ted Cruz by the Dersh.
~~~
I love it when a fam comes together.

Only very brilliant people are smart enough to do some of the most stupid things.

Cruz argued against the exclusionary rule. Pretty dumb.

Cruz also has argued that people have no constitutional right to masturbate in the privacy of their own homes.

http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2016/04/ted-cruz-dildo-ban-sex-devices-texas

And only a really brilliant person from Harvard law could vote for and support the disaster for jobs and the middle class like Obamatrade. And only a brilliant Harvard lawyer could be so unlikable that he could not get the endorsement of Senator Jeff Sessions.

    The National Enquirer is now reporting from Peckerville!

    Ragspierre in reply to Gary Britt. | April 13, 2016 at 10:53 am

    You keep pulling crap out of the Collectivist Lie-0-tron, not really surprisingly.

    You are a Collectivist, supporting a Collectivist fraud.

    You’re also a legal idiot, despite having a bar card.

    Ragspierre in reply to Gary Britt. | April 13, 2016 at 11:05 am

    The filing noted, “The Texas Penal Code prohibits the advertisement and sale of dildos, artificial vaginas, and other obscene devices” but does not “forbid the private use of such devices.”
    —David Corn, notorious lying Collectivist

    You even lied about Corn’s lies.

    What a lying SOS.

      Nope. You lie by omission. Here is the parts you omitted.

      The brief insisted that Texas in order to protect “public morals” had “police-power interests” in “discouraging prurient interests in sexual gratification, combating the commercial sale of sex, and protecting minors.” There was a “government” interest, it maintained, in “discouraging…autonomous sex.” The brief compared the use of sex toys with “hiring a willing prostitute or engaging in consensual bigamy,” and it equated advertising these products with the commercial promotion of prostitution. In perhaps the most noticeable line of the brief, Cruz’s office declared, “There is no substantive-due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes unrelated to procreation or outside of an interpersonal relationship.”

      Combine the above with Cruz being annointed by god to be president so he can prepare the world for the return of Jesus and Glen Beck now comparing Cruz to moses to Cruz’s face and Cruz does not object.

      Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | April 13, 2016 at 11:43 am

      No, lying liar who lies. I don’t lie.

      This is akin to your lying about calling Fuzzy Slippers a “worthless whore”.

      https://legalinsurrection.com/2016/04/trumps-big-colorado-lie/comment-page-2/#comment-665848

      You can rationalize all you want, and inveigle all kinds of extraneous bullshit about religion.

      It won’t help. You simply lie, and you do it every day.

        When it is impossible to defend Cruz wanting to police how people touch themselves in their bedrooms then you deflect with lies and personal attacks. Maybe if you ignored Cruz and touched yourself more often you could get rid of some of your rage and anger.

        Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | April 13, 2016 at 12:04 pm

        Again, you simply lie, and you know it, like it, and work at it.

        Cruz and a TEAM of Texas lawyers were tasked with the defense of a law passed by the Texas legislature, a democratically elected body. I don’t know the history of the law, but it could easily date from a MAJORITY Deemocrat legislature.

        Regardless, lawyers…I mean real ones…are often called on to fashion the best arguments they can in the service of a client. They are not allowed to inject their own bias. That is called “conflict of interest”.

        Ya moron.

          Just like soldiers who can refuse an unconstitutional order, Cruz if he did not believe the state of Texas had a right to police how people touch themselves in their bedrooms he could have withdrawn from defending the case. He could have also not asked for a rehearing en banc after the appeals court told him and the state of Texas to stay out of our bedrooms.

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | April 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm

          Just more of your lies, Gaghdad Bob.

          Go back and try to read what the case was about. It wasn’t what you’re lying about.

          Liar.

    inspectorudy in reply to Gary Britt. | April 13, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Sometimes when I read the drivel that you print I can only wonder who could be so stupid. Any student of the Constitution knows that there are many rights that have been publicly approved but they are not in the Constitution. There is no right to privacy guaranteed in the Constitution. There are many assumed rights that are not in it and we all know that. During a debate when someone throws out a “Right” that they think is of great importance the issue is then dissected and parsed to get to the true issue. Demorats are now claiming that healthcare is a right. It isn’t but someone has to explain why. Cruz did the same in the debate you are referring to. But in your small mind, you latch onto something of no importance and try to blow it up into a big gotcha just like Trump and his hatchet men.

      He is not stupid. Rather, he intentionally lies and distorts.

        StotheOB in reply to Rick. | April 13, 2016 at 11:49 am

        Lies, hate and division are the absolutely only things Trump has had during his entire Presidential run

        It should be no surprise when thats all his hardcore devotees have as well.

          Paul in reply to StotheOB. | April 13, 2016 at 12:10 pm

          They’re so bitter and angry about the dictatorial Obama years that they yearn for their own little dictator. Much like Obamabots, they yearn to be on their knees bowing before a “strong” dictator, they just want it to be “their” dictator this time.

        Arminius in reply to Rick. | April 13, 2016 at 3:34 pm

        What do you expect, Rick? That’s what his messiah does. Cultists follow the example of the object of their cult’s worship.

        I think you’re underestimating him. He could be both stupid and a liar.

    iowan2 in reply to Gary Britt. | April 13, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    You confuse State and Federal jurisdiction. The legal concept is the federal judiciary lacks jurisdiction to overturn state law. That is a very constitutional position.

      Britt only brought it up in the first place because it’s one of Dim Jim Hoft’s minions’ assigned anti-Cruz talking points for the day. He himself having cribbed it from Mother Jones, the new Trumpsters’ bible.

    Immolate in reply to Gary Britt. | April 13, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Gary, you’re a lawyer, right? Do you personally vouch for the correctness of every argument you’ve made on behalf of a client in your career? As a lawyer, you should be hyper-aware of the responsibility of a lawyer to represent the interest of their client, without regard to their personal feelings or beliefs. Understanding that casts your representations here in the light of not ignorance, but deceit. If you’re willing to lie about Cruz’s beliefs in order to win an argument on an internet political blog, then what exactly would you not be willing to lie about? Is there anything? Anything at all?

      spartan in reply to Immolate. | April 13, 2016 at 6:04 pm

      Maybe … Maybe not …

      Based on his writing style, argument, and logic skills; I have to side with NOT.

      Just like soldiers who can refuse an unconstitutional order, Cruz if he did not believe the state of Texas had a right to police how people touch themselves in their bedrooms he could have withdrawn from defending the case. He could have also not asked for a rehearing en banc after the appeals court told him and the state of Texas to stay out of our bedrooms.

        spartan in reply to Gary Britt. | April 13, 2016 at 6:19 pm

        Don’t be fatuous Gary …

        Was it actually unconstitutional when he took the matter? Or do you just decide something is unconstitutional because it offends your tender sensibilities?

        If the answer to the first question is “No”, then you are a sniveling coward (on top of all the other things that we know to be true).

        Ragspierre in reply to Gary Britt. | April 13, 2016 at 6:33 pm

        Just more of your lies, Gaghdad Bob.

        Go back and try to read what the case was REALLY about. It wasn’t what you’re lying about.

        Liar.

      The federal rules of procedure specifically state that the attorneys signing off on and filing a pleading are personally vouching for the content of the pleading its accuracy and that it is brought in good faith.

    Arminius in reply to Gary Britt. | April 13, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Trumptards are such loser. First fail: obvious lie. Cruz wasn’t defending a law against the “right to masturbate in the privacy of their own homes.” He was defending a law against the commercial sale of certain devices, i.e. dildos.

    Second fail: Britt thinks it should count against Cruz that he performed his job as Solicitor General of the state of Texas with integrity. Integrity? That just gets between the ol’ fraudster Trump and what he wants, so integrity must be scorned.

    An attorney owes his best efforts. He was defending a state law, not his personal opinion. And he provided his client with a zealous defense

    This reveals The Donald’s, and consequently the Trumptards, relationship with the truth. They have none. Trumptards don’t give a sh*t if Trump is lying about Cruz because as Britt is demonstrating he’s perfectly willing to follow his cult’s messiah’s example and lie and smear to win. Which makes sense; a cultist can’t be better than his cult’s god.

    Trump really is Obama 2.0. If you’re not yet sick of your President lying to your face, vote for Trump. His minions will “get in your face” just like Obama’s and parrot his lies. Just like those brainwashed OFA fools.

    Gary, if you are a lawyer, do you tell your clients that if you don’t like aspects of a case then you won’t do your job but will instead take a dive in court, if that is what it takes to serve your moral vanity? You really need to tell them that.

Good morning, stalkers, trolls, and the malcontent… Oh, and Trump supporters.

Well… Isn’t this a turn of fortune.

RNC spokesman says Trump can win the nomination with 1100 delegates. Saw it on Drudge a bit ago.

http://www.drudgereport.com/ ==> http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/rnc-member-donald-trump-can-win-with-1100-delegates/article/2588378

After April, I expect to see a lot less nastiness from some of the Cruz thugs as reality sets in that the delegate count is stacked against Ted because voters said so.

    StotheOB in reply to VotingFemale. | April 13, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Because of the proportional status of most all of the remaining states Delegates, Trump is all but guaranteed to miss 1237

    Once past the first ballot where he does not have 1237 Delegates, most Delegates become free to vote for whoever they like

    Trump, to this point, has not been able to put but a handful of people who would support him in Delegate spots; and there are 2472 of them going to Cleveland

    On a second/third ballot, with how well Cruz is doing getting his own supporters elected as Delegates, we could very well see a 2000 Cruz to 400 Trump landslide. In fact, thats probably a likely outcome

    There is no way Trump is going to be the nominee at this point, and its beyond time all you Trump devotees just come to grips and get used to it. Hes an embarrassment, not the next president

    Astroserf in reply to VotingFemale. | April 13, 2016 at 11:36 am

    What about the nastiness coming from the Trump camp. It’s not Cruz supporters sending death threats to the Chairman of the Colo. GOP. http://www.krdo.com/news/state-gop-chairman-target-of-death-threats-after-convention/38998932

    NC Mountain Girl in reply to VotingFemale. | April 13, 2016 at 11:42 am

    May I suggest new glasses? You do seem to see a lot of things that aren’t there, like Trump’s leadership talent and Jim Hoft’s credibility. Or is it a chronic problem with gullibility? I haven’t quite seen the like of some of the stuff you link to since my late grandmother would proclaim “those boys are going to hurt each other” as she watched professional wrestling.

    Zachary in reply to VotingFemale. | April 13, 2016 at 11:53 am

    I am prepared to dig in for a couple weeks as Trump is expected to do well in his home state and sympathetic areas. Looking forward to Nebraska, Indiana and especially California.

    One thing I can assure you is that when Trump wins some states, Cruz and his supporters will not be crying foul. There won’t be accusations of a rigged system or unfairness, etc.

    There surely will be a lot of crowing by Trumpsters and reams of Twitter feeds posted on this comments section detailing the glorious victories of the dear leader.

    conservative tarheel in reply to VotingFemale. | April 13, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    you know you remind me of a poster we had at hotair.com
    called itself “bluegill” we called it “hagfish”
    a real Romney worshiper …
    told it that if Romney won the nominee
    he would lose the General.
    and Trump is the same way ….
    so go ahead and elect Hillary.
    (maybe that is your goal)

    inspectorudy in reply to VotingFemale. | April 13, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    “Because the voters said so.”? Oh you mean like in states where Trump only got half of the votes but got all of the delegates that the voters said so? You mean that he thought that those voters who hate the thought of a Trump president lost their vote against him? Isn’t it funny how you Trumpets seem to think as long as it is going your way then the whining is silent but when it is shown that Trump is incompetent to get the delegates he thinks he should get, then the whining starts up and Cruz is a liar and a cheater again. Doesn’t that ever cross your moonstruck minds to be unfair?

We interrupt this LI commercial message for Cruz with a brief bit of reality…

Cruz is not annointed by god to be president despite what he and glenn beck think. And this election is for a commander in chief and not a preacher in chief.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled LI commercial message for the annointed one.

    Bizarro Glenn Britt worships a yellow god.

    It’s time for Britt to make his daily offering to his yellow-bellied yellow-coifed god: a one-eyed bizarro cat.

    Zachary in reply to Gary Britt. | April 13, 2016 at 11:58 am

    I’m a former atheist, now back to agnostic, and I much prefer Glenn Beck’s message to your Trump fanaticism. The God stuff doesn’t scare me at all, when Cruz and Beck temper it with constitutional limits.

After the avalanche of hate and vile attacks yesterday, nothing has changed in the facts:

When it comes to ripping off Colorado Republicans who support Trump, the Colorado GOP has been condemned and, by association, Ted.

Now Ted had nothing to do (as far as I know) with the Co GOP’s decision to forgo actual voter voting and put an elephant on the scales to favor the establishment’s wishes.

But, Ted is, nonetheless, painted with the same smelly brush of disenfranchisement and he did not speak up against it.

From Fox News…

COLORADO GOP DECIDES VOTERS DON’T NEED TO VOTE. WAIT! WHAT?

Excerpt:

[…]

So Cruz maneuvered, and plotted, and got his people named as Colorado delegates.

And there was never a vote among Colorado Republicans.

Instead Cruz won 34 delegates in a system in Colorado that didn’t even bother to ask voters.

A rigged system?

Certainly looks that way.

Is that the way Cruz voters want him to win?

I guess they don’t mind. It’s Trump who’s complaining, not Cruz.

But expect Trump to start calling Cruz by a new name. Lyin’ Ted will be out. Sneaky Ted will be in.

Maybe it’s not Ted Cruz’s fault.

But it definitely is the fault of the GOP in Colorado. Cutting out voters makes the party look corrupt.

The rest is here: https://radio.foxnews.com/2016/04/11/colorado-gop-decides-voters-dont-need-to-vote-wait-what/

Then… it gets worse for Cruz as public opinion also takes a dim view of Cruz because of the Missouri GOP:

UPDATE: Firsthand Account on How Cruzers Stole St. Louis County Delegates in Illegal Secret Ballot

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/04/update-firsthand-account-cruzers-stole-st-louis-county-delegates-illegal-secret-ballot/

    Zachary in reply to VotingFemale. | April 13, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Geez that site looks so unbiased, the whole top page is Cruz hit pieces. I had to click because I wasn’t sure if it were another drudge, bb, etc.

    Now I know.

      Gateway Pundit is free to exercise candidate preferences just like Legal Insurrection does.

      Bias is exercised by every voter who casts a vote, no?

      You are free to comment on Gateway Pundit and give them your views just as you do here, Zach.

      I don’t fault any voter for having a bias for one candidate over another.

        Ragspierre in reply to VotingFemale. | April 13, 2016 at 1:19 pm

        Certainly Dim Jim Hoft is entirely free to turn his blog into a cartoon caricature of what it once was, and to completely be-clown himself as a ridiculous T-rump sucking myrmidon.

        Drudge is well on his way, too.

        TrumpBart has also utterly destroyed its brand, with only occasional stuff that can even be read without puking.

        T-rump has succeeded in destroying a lot of what used to be considered “conservative” media. Just as he’s proven an acid-test for those of us who ARE conservatives versus people like you who once pretended some conservative positions, but were more than prepared to abandon them for a cult of personality.

        Zachary in reply to VotingFemale. | April 13, 2016 at 2:37 pm

        No thanks, sweetie. I have too much self respect to go on a site with opposing views and spam stuff nobody wants to see.

        Milhouse in reply to VotingFemale. | April 14, 2016 at 11:11 pm

        The point isn’t that Hoft has preferences, it’s that he has no credibility. As we saw during the Ferguson affair, the “facts” he reports have no basis in reality.

When Ted joined with the #NeverTrump GOP establishment on 311, that deal includes participating in activities he now is being called on the carpet for…

Ted Cruz Invites Wall St. Bankers, Traders, Lawyers to Manhattan Harvard Club

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/04/13/ted-cruz-invites-wall-st-bankers-traders-lawyers-manhattan-harvard-club/

    Zachary in reply to VotingFemale. | April 13, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Well, there you go again.

      StotheOB in reply to Zachary. | April 13, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      Its a spambot, doing what its been programmed to do – Parrot and spam what its dear leader & said leaders subjects tells it to

      It cant think for itself, and can only copy/paste the propaganda it is provided.

      Its completely worthless, and other than occasionally using its statements as a springboard for the rest of us to have conversations or pass along facts, it should be ignored (well actually it should probably be banned, and most websites would have done just that by now. Surprised this one hasnt, but it is their website)

    Mercyneal in reply to VotingFemale. | April 13, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Huh? Did Cruz ask Hillary to his wedding, as Trump did?

Those exhibiting somewhat similar behavior against voters who chose to support Trump on blogs has the support of the #BlackLivesMatter crowd:

Video: Black Lives Matter Protesters Spit On Trump Supporters…

http://www.weaselzippers.us/266539-vicdeo-black-lives-matter-protesters-spit-on-trump-supporters/

I’m still waiting also, Ann:

Twitter Feed:

Ann Coulter
@AnnCoulter

I’m still waiting for a link to the rule saying State GOP can cancel election, pick own delegates OR hold election & pick own delegates.

8:51pm · 11 Apr 2016 · Twitter Web Client

2,242 Retweets 3,648 Likes

    Ragspierre in reply to VotingFemale. | April 13, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    You were provided that several times yesterday, you poor old daft LYING T-rump sucker.

      Arminius in reply to Ragspierre. | April 14, 2016 at 5:01 am

      Rags, I refuse to respond directly as my HAZMAT suit is at the dry cleaner.

      http://cologop.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/CRC-Bylaws-9-26-15.pdf

      “ARTICLE XII: PRECINCT CAUCUSES
      Section C: Procedure
      4.a. For precinct caucuses occurring in the year in which a national convention is to be held and a presidential candidate is to be nominated, occurring in the year in which any candidate for statewide office is to be nominated, a non binding preference poll shall be conducted for such offices and candidates as the CRC Executive Committee may direct as part of the business of each precinct caucus meeting EXCEPT THAT THE CRC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MAY DIRECT THAT NO PREFERENCE POLL BE CONDUCTED…
      b. NO PREFERENCE POLL OF ANY KIND SHALL BE CONDUCTED IF IT DICTATES OR REQUIRES THE BINDING OF DELEGATES CHOSEN TO ANY HIGHER ASSEMBLY OR CONVENTION. The participants at each precinct caucus, or at any caucus, assembly, or convention of any county or district, alone shall determine if the results of any preference poll are to be a factor in the selection of individual delegates or alternates to any higher assembly or convention…”

      I know, this is so hard to figure out. A “C” student in the fourth grade could have found that text but it’s obviously beyond the combined abilities of Trump, his campaign staff, and his moronic supporters to find that link, look at the table of contents of the CRC bylaws, and puzzle out where to start looking for the rule that says the state GOP can cancel “elections.”

      Physical disability, perhaps. I can understand why The Donald can’t successfully google this information, what with his short, stubby little fingers on those freakishly small hands of his making it impossible to successfully navigate an adult-sized keyboard. Does everyone associated with The Donald have short, stubby sausage fingers on freakishly small hands? He’s rich enough; maybe he pays to surround himself with people who by comparison make him look yuuuuge, hands wise. After all, he says he surrounds himself with stupid people so he can look smart by comparison, so why not.

      Perhaps the problem is mental as well as physical. Why do they have to demand someone spoon feed them an easily discovered link? Those crafty Colorado Republicans clearly hid the document containing the rule “State GOP can cancel election” in the last place the Trumptards would ever think to look. On the official Colorado state GOP website under “bylaws,” which is a fancy way to say “rules” that the Trumptards must not have learned since they apparently dropped out of school before getting to the “really long, hard words.” (Those are some powerful mad research skillz Ann Coulter is displaying right there; I’m glad I never wasted money on any of her books considering I’m better at this than she is.) Bless their hearts, the poor low IQ dears.

      In August/September 2015 the state GOP used this rule, following a change in the RNC rules in 2012 which said that any state or territorial GOP committee that held a preference poll must bind its delegates to the results of that poll. Since 1912 the Colorado GOP has only bound its delegates in 1992, 1996, and 2000. They weren’t about to bind their delegates this time, so they cancelled the preference poll.

      This is so hard to understand, isn’t it?

      Oh, and there is no link to a rule that says the state GOP gets to pick the delegates since that’s just a Trumptard lie. That didn’t happen but if you’re a whiny loser bitch you lie about how you got beat. That’s just what you do. And yes, I’m including Trump in the category of whiny loser bitch, among other individuals. Registered GOP voters pick the precinct delegates, and then those delegates go to higher level assemblies and conventions and the delegates pick the delegates for the next level up to and including state convention. Where the delegates finally pick the delegates to the national convention.

    spartan in reply to VotingFemale. | April 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Ann Coulter has no more credibility. She tried to tell us Romney was a conservative (Trust me, she said). Then, she tried to tell us that Chris Christie was a conservative (Trust me, she said). Imagine her shock to see Christie and Obama hugging each other on the NJ beach.
    Now, she tells us Trump is a conservative (Trust me, she said) and attacks Cruz as ineligible (the Good Professor shredded her vacuous opinion).

    All she has to do is use Google or visit this website to get the answers. Then again, Ann is willing to put power, money, and fame over principles.

I am looking for a lost child. Does anyone here know anyone like this? Raise your thumb.

The Scroll:

Has a grandiose sense of self-importance.

Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions).

Requires excessive admiration.

Has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations.

Is inter-personally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends.

Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others.

Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.

And with these defining charcteristics:

“Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by an over-inflated sense of self-importance, as well as dramatic, emotional behavior that is in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders.”

News from the east coast regarding the GOP primary…

Twitter Feed:

Morning Joe
@Morning_Joe

[email protected] leads with 41% in Maryland:

poll: http://pic.twitter.com/H0KAeOEkq0

3:15am · 13 Apr 2016 · TweetDeck

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    ever notice how Trump is way over the top in Democratic controlled areas

      You forgot about all those southern states where Trump won, Ronk.

        Yep Cruz’s entire win the nomination strategy was win all those southern states and then get over 50% in Texas and seal up the nomination before he ever got to New York when New York Values would bite him on the arse.

        Romney and McCain both went well over 50% in Texas so with Texas as his home state over 50% was a shoe in.

        Didn’t count on Trump and the election turning not on who is the most conservative but who is the best leader with the best NEW ideas. Cruz failed in both those counts. Lost all those southern states and didn’t break over 50% in his home state of Texas.

        Now he will be lucky to get 15% in New York and he is reduced to trying to cheat his way to a win. Just like any other slimy lawyer would do.

          Ragspierre in reply to Gary Britt. | April 13, 2016 at 7:04 pm

          Based on the ass you show here every day, YOU are the slimiest…and worst…lawyer of which I know.

          And I know some really slimy, poor lawyers, along with some wonderful and excellent ones.

          Several of them have posted here about personal experience working with Cruz, and their admiration for his talents and integrity.

          Two things you should be working on, instead of smearing your crap on these threads.

          Jes’ sayin’…

Now… from a notable establishment ‘influencer’ Ben Howe:

Twitter Feed:

Ben Howe
@BenHowe

People I will never listen to or respect again:

@DRUDGE
@SarahPalinUSA
@IngrahamAngle
@seanhannity

7:31am · 13 Apr 2016 · TweetDeck

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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/12256f5a90574732b3bf330f84f0be82/trump-amassing-delegates-who-might-not-be-loyal-him

Der Donald is FAILING to do the hard work of WINNING a political contest.

This is, of course, Ted Cruz’s fault.

If you are crazy.

Additional news from the east coast:

Twitter Feed:

Voting Female
@VotingFemale

#NYprimary #CTprimary

#copolitics #nra #maga #tcot #ccot #pjnet

Retweet:

Morning Joe
@Morning_Joe

Polls show @realDonaldTrump is poised to sweep the Northeast primaries

http://nbcnews.to/1oXbggN

5:16am · 13 Apr 2016 · SnappyTV.com

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This just in from a vetted credible listener tuned into Rush Limbaugh on air a few minutes ago:

“Rush: Trump and Megyn Kelly had a secret meeting this morning at the Trump Tower. Additionally, that nothing is known about the meeting, yet. Rush cited CNN.”

Bruce Hayden | April 13, 2016 at 3:27 pm

Loved the interview by Megyn Kelly with Heidi Cruz. He has said that she is his secret weapon, and I can see why. Classy woman, who would make a great First Lady. And, yes, would bias me in favor of his candidacy.

    Good luck with whomever you wish to support, Bruce.

    That RT by Donald of a photo showing Heidi side by side with Melania was mistake born of anger. It backfired on Donald and not in a small way.

    That one RT cost Donald and it instead drew attention away from the GQ photo of Melania that was sent out to Utah voters by a Cruz supporting SuperPac on the eve of the Utah Primary.

    What Trump should have done is draw sympathy instead doing something like that.

    Cruz had the highly religious Utah electorate already sewn up. That still hurt Cruz, nonetheless.

      spartan in reply to VotingFemale. | April 13, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      You said … That RT by Donald of a photo showing Heidi side by side with Melania was mistake born of anger.

      Response: You misspelled arrogance.

      It was not a Cruz supporting superPAC; it was an anti-Trump SuperPAC. Trump looked rather foolish trying to argue it was a pro-Cruz SuperPAC.
      Pretty much par for the course watching him argue about CO.

Here is the article Rush Limbaugh cited on air regarding that secret meeting at Trump Tower between Donald and Megyn Kelly:

http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/13/media/megyn-kelly-donald-trump-meet/index.html

inspectorudy | April 13, 2016 at 4:49 pm

I have two suggestions for the mods at LI. one, put a limit on the number of outside LINKS that ONE commenter can insert per topic and two, if any commenter gets over a certain number of negative votes on any issue then they get blocked from further comments on that topic. I know this sounds like a form of censorship but the integrity of the LI comment section is in jeopardy of becoming a private Trump link. We already have Drudge, Breitbart and many more sites that have thrown all of their support for Trump and all of their voices against Cruz. I no longer visit many of my old favorites because of this dishonesty. This used to be a site that had intelligent comments about many topics but has degenerated into a Trump battleground. We don’t need every biased link that VF can find about how bad Cruz is or how wonderful Trump is. Please, bring some sanity back to this forum!

    amwick in reply to inspectorudy. | April 13, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    The issue here is that the thumb downs get personal, sometimes, no matter what is actually posted. And you know it is true. Agree, disagree content has turned into like/dislike author.

    StotheOB in reply to inspectorudy. | April 13, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    While Amwick is correct, I agree with you wholeheartedly that something really should be done.

    VotingFemale literally does nothing but turn off people from wanting to get involved with her obsessive, repressive parroting and attempts to hijack any conversation and thread. Who knows how many posters are looking at comments and deciding not to get involved solely because of her blatant suppression tactics.

    And I mean seriously, I am not sure I have seen her have 1 actual conversation with another poster – its all just parroted Trump propaganda spammed endlessly or name-calling rants against anyone who has a differing opinion on something. She is the Prototypical Troll bringing nothing of use to the table.

    It reflects horribly on the website as a whole, sadly, and I am with you 100% in hoping something is done about it!

http://beta.townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2016/04/13/trump-delegate-manager-were-going-to-challenge-cruzs-abuse-n2147942

Der Donald…

taking lying and sniveling to the NEXT level.

It seems to be what he’s really good at.

New development everyone should be aware of…

Twitter Feed:

Voting Female
@VotingFemale

WOW: Rick Wiley, Former Scott Walker Campaign Mgr, Joins Trump; Hires 12,000 people

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/04/13/rick-wiley-former-scott-walker-campaign-manager-joins-team-trump/

#nra #maga #tcot #ccot #pjnet

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    Ragspierre in reply to VotingFemale. | April 13, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Too little.

    Too late.

    Cruz has had people in Kuhlifornia for a year. They’ve finished their work in every congressional district in the state.

    T-rump is just NOW hiring a PAID consultant (hey, I thought he had WAYYYYYY too “good a brain” to need those!?!?).

    Remind anyone of Atlantic City…???

    First he hires a man involved with 3 losing campaigns, now he hires another loser.

Cruz trails Trump in every recent California poll aggregated by RCP, at this time. (citation: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/ca/california_republican_presidential_primary-5322.html )

California is a conditionally open GOP primary. (citation: https://cavotes.org/vote/primary )

That is to say, registered voters presenting as Democrats are *not* allowed to vote in the CA GOP primary.

Republicans, independents, and those choosing not to disclose a party affiliation *are* allowed to vote in the June 6, 2016 GOP primary.

Cruz will win California. He’s organized and has a ground game. Trump does not. He thinks all he has to do is hold massive rallies. Ain’t gonna work in California, pal.

    StotheOB in reply to Mercyneal. | April 13, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Trump is also only able to get his typical ~37%, that he is absolutely unable to break, in the polls.

    Not a good sign for Trump, especially considering his polling has been nearly 100% accurate the entire race. On average he has hit his poll numbers within 1% – the pollsters are reading the Trump support perfectly and know exactly who his voters are.

    Cruz on the other hand has been getting 10% over his polling this entire Primary. Its been pretty consistant, with about 9% over in early states and 11% over in the second half of states who voted. …And right now, if you add 10% to Cruz, Cruz wins in every single California poll.

    Add to that the fact that the California Primary is a by-District selection process, with you needing to win across the entire State, not just the State overall. The area with the highest Delegate totals is the LA area too, where Cruz is roughly 10% up on Trump already according to the few polls which have broken down support by region.

    Trumps screwed in California, and because he knows he is not going to be able to get to 1237 before the Convention and he has no shot at 1237 at the Convention, I wouldnt be surprised at all if his recent crying of “unfair” by the GOP is not the start of his exit strategy in his desperate attempt to save face for his Brand as he tries to move forward and rebuild after he became such a laughingstock to ~70% of the population.

    Because of that, I say its much more likely Trump is out of the race by California than it is he will win there.

      Arminius in reply to StotheOB. | April 15, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Lots of Trumptards passing bad info about the Kali priry, particularly a link-happy whackjob broad. First nobody except Republicans can participate in the primary unless the state GOP takes affirmative steps to permit it. They are not permitting, hence no one except registered Republicans will be participating.ma

      Second, statewide polls means nothing. A lot of people have no idea of the quirks of the Kali system. It’s a winner-take-all state, but winning the state only gets you 10 at-large delegates and the 3 RNC appointed delegates. It’s winner-take-all by 53 congressional districts. There is no way Trump can organize to compete in 53 separate elections across the state to win the bulk of the real prize; the 159 congressional district delegates (three per district).

      Third, the candidates have to provide their own slate of delegates. There’s no way Trump can do this since he only started getting organized in Kali this past Tuesday, and the deadline to submit his slate of delegates to the Kali Secretary of State by May 7. That’s just a bit over three weeks away. Cruz has been up and running for a year in Kali, his political director is a former state GOP chairman, and it still took him five months to complete that task.

      Trumps freshly appointed state political director is a GOP strategist. In other words, he’s never actually done this work before. I suppose at this late date he was the “best-of-the-rest” but he’ll have a steep learning curve. Too little, too late. Kali requires far more organization than Colorado and we all saw, except for the trumptards who apparently opted for the bonus drain cleaner eye treatment when the got their lobotomies, how Trump sh*t the bed in Colorado.

      It doesn’t matter if a candidate wins a CD; if the candidate hasn’t submitted delegates for that CD, they don’t get any delegates.

      Only Cruz has submitted a complete slate of delegates for at large and all 53 CDs. Only Cruz has ANY delegates at all.

      Kali and New York are similar in a couple of ways. First, we all know what Cruz meant by “New York Values.” Trump was on Russert years ago and kept saying he was for partial birth abortion, gay marriage, gays in the military, etc. because he was from New York. He kept citing the fact he grew up in New York, specifically Manhattan, as the reason he didn’t believe in the same things people in Iowa believed.

      This was back in his first failed run for President with the Perot party.

      New York values also are exemplified by Cuomo ramming through a gun grabbing bill before the blood dried at Sandy Hook, and roaring that if you’re against abortion and gay marriage there’s no place for you in New York.

      The thing about New York values is, they also make you a San Francisco Limousine liberal. No wonder the crooked, on-the-take, entitled, liberal establishment NYC businessman brags about getting along so well with Nancy Pelosi. They see eye to eye. So he should do well in SF, the SF Bay Area, and the greater LA basin, and a lot of what most people think of when they think of Kali. A coastal strip from just north of the Marine Corps base at Camp Pendleton through LA to San Francisco and up into the wine country. Even the Republicans are pretty liberal for the most part.

      Most of the rest of the state is a lot like the rest of the West; places that Cruz does very well. Of course, there are conservative enclaves in that coastal strip such as in Orange county, and liberal enclaves in the rest of the state such as heavily Hispanic El Centro and environs.

      But I don’t see El Centro area Republicans going for Trump.

      Basically, Kali is a big, complex place. You just can’t buy a lot of TV and radio ads and expect to win across the state. It takes planning and organization, and a campaign’s presence just about everywhere. But then Trump can’t plan and organize his way out of a wet paper bag, so I expect Trump to make a couple of appearances in the LA and SF areas, buy TV and radio ads, then claim Cruz cheated him out of his win.

      Because he knows his gullible idiot lobotomized supporters will believe his obvious, transparent lies instead of the evidence right before their eyes.

      BONUS LINK!! (As black tar heroin is to an addict, all caps and exclamation points are to the Trumptard cultists.)

      Now that I have your attention, Trumptards, your Messiah expressed his contempt for you again yesterday to the NYT. You know, his go-to newspaper when he wants to let the other libs know they shouldn’t take what he says to seriously because he’s just taking advantage of your stupidity.

      http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/13/us/politics/donald-trump-losing-ground-tries-to-blame-the-system.html?_r=0

      “WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump and his allies are engaged in an aggressive effort to undermine the Republican nominating process by framing it as rigged and corrupt, hoping to compensate for organizational deficiencies that have left Mr. Trump with an increasingly precarious path to the nomination.

      …By blaming the process rather than his own inadequacies as a manager, Mr. Trump is trying to shift focus after Senator Ted Cruz of Texas outmaneuvered him in delegate contests in states like Colorado, North Dakota and Iowa, losses that could end up denying Mr. Trump the nomination.

      …But in what sounded like a wink-wink aside, he said, “Don’t forget, I only complain about the ones where we have difficulty.”

      The thing about Trump is, he is so proud about how he can defraud people he can’t help but brag about it while he’s in the middle of defrauding them. In this case, defrauding them out of their votes. If he wins a state, the system is great, especially if he can “disenfranchise” the 65% or so of the voters who didn’t vote for him of their delegates. If he loses he’ll bitch and moan that the system is rigged, he was cheated, his nomination is being stolen, blah, blah, blah. And it doesn’t matter what the voting and delegate selection and apportioning rules are. They could be exactly the same, no matter.

      Trumptards will believe anything he says. That’s why he has contempt for you. He believes you are the people Barack Obama was describing when Obama told a bunch of SF liberals (Trump’s kind of people) about the bitter clingers. They’re clinging bitterly to their Bibles and their guns and their xenophobia. Trump heard that and said, “They also love the military and hate abortion. If I pretend to be for the same things those racist idiots are for, and against the things they’re against, I bet I can make those Republicans vote for me and I can make them look like idiots. Let my call my good friend Bill Clinton and run this by him.”

      You Trumptards do know that is who Trumpy the insult clown conferred with before he announced his candidacy, right, Trumptards?

      Anyways, Trumptards, once again your cult’s messiah is bragging to the press how easy it is to play you for fools. Not even he believes he’s being cheated. But he knows what buttons to press to have you Beliebering it.

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