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View Poll Results: Was Cruz lying on the question do donors control politicians ?
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:37 AM
 
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That's what has to be decided. Was Cruz lying or was he telling the truth on the question ? Do donors control the politician they contribute to ?

Trump said that those donors end up having "total control of the politician," adding that "I don't want anyone to control me but the people right out there."

Cruz the Texas senator responded: "Absolutely."

How can we expect them to represent the people who elect them when they need to do as the donors ask when funding them, buying the control ?

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Old 03-11-2016, 06:42 AM
 
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I wouldn't say total. I'd say they have an open door for expressing their desires. There are good politicians who will do the right thing whether in the donors best interest or not. It might be a case where the politicians might only accept financial support from groups who he intended on acting for anyway, ie pro-union liberals.
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:43 AM
 
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I wouldn't say total. I'd say they have an open door for expressing their desires. There are good politicians who will do the right thing whether in the donors best interest or not.
Would you care to name a few?
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:57 AM
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If Cruz said it the chances it was a lie would be 99.9%. All you have to do is watch donors and legislation to see it in action.

https://www.opensecrets.org/politici...?cid=N00033085

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...oil-companies/

And Ted can put money in his own pocket too! Ted Cruz's Bank Account Would Soar If We Increased Oil And Gas Production | ThinkProgress

Surging Cruz Is Big Oil's New Crush as Donors Cool to Bush - Bloomberg Politics

So, he has a major interest in climate change as a hoax and removing regulations on the oil and gas industry:

Mills: Presidential Candidates Position On Energy Issues Exposed

He is a self-serving little, nothing good. He is definitely a "you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours person" but anyone that trusts him is a bigger fool than he is.
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Old 03-11-2016, 07:46 AM
 
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I wouldn't say total. I'd say they have an open door for expressing their desires. There are good politicians who will do the right thing whether in the donors best interest or not. It might be a case where the politicians might only accept financial support from groups who he intended on acting for anyway, ie pro-union liberals.
That is an interesting spin.

Cruz is a lawyer. He is a wordsmith !!! Rubio said words matter !!!

Absolutely:
1) without exception; completely; wholly; entirely:
You are absolutely right.
2.) positively; certainly.

Cruz could have said something different and explained it but he didn't put any spin on it.
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:08 AM
 
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As the Great Mel Tillis once said:

"It's Lying Time Again"


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xMqvjHTHMGU
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:14 AM
 
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It's irrelevant.......it's unimportant.....the important question is whether or not they control you.
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:30 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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That's what has to be decided. Was Cruz lying or was he telling the truth on the question ? Do donors control the politician they contribute to ?

Trump said that those donors end up having "total control of the politician," adding that "I don't want anyone to control me but the people right out there."

Cruz the Texas senator responded: "Absolutely."

How can we expect them to represent the people who elect them when they need to do as the donors ask when funding them, buying the control ?


I didn't send Ted to Washington to make friends.
Like Ron Paul, Lobbyists no longer knock on his door.
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:05 AM
 
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Yeah, he lies about everything
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:40 AM
 
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yes, he is not saying right about it
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