The Coach’s Team (TCT) offers the best in original, grassroots, conservative essays along with articles taken from various internet sites. The victory of Donald Trump has provided a God-sent opportunity to reverse the years of willful damage done our nation by Barack Hussein Obama, the most corrupt, treacherous and treasonous occupant of the White House in our near 240 existence. Coach's Team contributors pray Mr. Trump will indeed drain the swamp that is Washington DC.
we use the “magic number” formula to describe a team’s chances to either clinch
a pennant or be eliminated. Ted Cruz has a “magic” elimination number.
When either Donald Trump or John Kasich win a combination of 184 delegates,
Cruz’s mathematical chance to win the nomination with 1,237 delegates is
gone. Since the number of available delegates left to be won is a zero
sum game; every delegate not won by Cruz moves him closer to his “magic” number
Cruz sweeps Wisconsin, which is not a sure thing because Trump is either
leading or close, Cruz’s magic number will all but bottom out after the April
19th Northeast Super Tuesday which will put 267 delegates up for
grabs. Even if Kasich can cut into Trump’s Northeastern hold, it is all
but impossible to make a case that Cruz wins enough delegates to hold off the
crash of his magic number.
Kasich has no magic number. His campaign was over the day he announced.
Nevertheless, both can act as agents of Mitt Romney’s GOPe and continue to try
to keep delegates out of Trump’s column.
April 19th there will be only one reason to vote for either Cruz or
Kasich and that will be to force a disastrous, contested convention in July.
That would help only Mitt Romney or whomever he deigns to lay hands on to help
him steal the nomination. The voters will recognize this because they are
smarter than the “experts” think they are. In the remaining primaries, Trump
will successfully frame the issue as Trump vs a Contested Convention. For it’s a safe bet that such a convention
will be manipulated by the GOPe to nominate another polite, PC loser like
actively campaigns after he is eliminated, Cruz will play the part of Romney’s
Golden Retriever, poised to scamper out into the swamp to scoop up the
nomination, give it to Romney, take a treat and sit back down.
think that Ted Cruz will do this; but I think John Kasich would. The problem
for both of them is that neither will be given the nomination he helps to
steal. They will have to be content with a few treats.
to support Ted Cruz as the Republican nominee for president from the start but
more than a few “IFs” got in the way.
support Cruz if I could somehow “un-know” that he is a hypocrite who, while
running to be the bishop of Iowa and Utah, has groveled before gay marriage
supporting homosexuals in San Francisco and in “New York values” New York City.
support Cruz if I could just forget that he has been purchased by the “Wolves
of Wall Street,” Goldman Sachs and Citibank, with big donations and
support Cruz if I could “un-hear” his voice as he shockingly supported the paid
disrupters of Sanders and Soros when they used Hitler like tactics to stop
Donald Trump’s rally in Chicago. I wish I had not heard Cruz speak in favor of
illegal aliens waving Mexican flags and bragging about “shutting Trump down”
but I did, so I can’t support Cruz.
support Cruz if I could only forget the dirty trick he pulled on Ben Carson in
Iowa but I can’t, so I can’t.
If I could
“un-know” that it was Jeff Roe, Cruz’s campaign manager, who requested the
pictures of Trump’s wife from GQ, I could support Cruz, but I can’t, so I
wasn’t so painfully embarrassed for Cruz at his lame insistence that his CUBAN
MISTRESS CRISIS is Trump’s doing and if I had actually heard Cruz deny the
whole story, point by point, I could deny my doubts and support him, but I
can’t so I can’t.
could name a single state Cruz could win in a general election that Mitt Romney
did not win, I could support him.
could convince me that Cruz is not a
tool of Mitt Romney, being used to bring about the theft of the nomination from
Trump so that it can be given to a loser like Romney, I would support Cruz. But
no one can, so I can’t.
are a careful consumer of political news you might believe the torrent of hate
filled stories directed toward Donald Trump. You might believe that 100% of
women, 110% of minorities, 1000 % of the mom’s basement crowd and 1000% of the
Republican Establishment will vote for Hillary Clinton over Trump.
going further it is worth noting that despite all of these groups being against
him, Trump has won so many primaries and has so many delegates that he is the
only one with a reasonable chance to get to the required 1237 delegates needed
to secure the nomination. Cruz has to win 83% of the remaining delegates and
has a “magic” number of just 173, meaning when 173 delegates have gone to
either Trump or Kasich he is finished.
a lifelong California Democrat who will vote for Trump.
(Trump won the Arizona primary by over-shooting his poll numbers by 8 points)
the Times author found Trump supporters who like Trump’s unpredictability which
fits their hunger for an unconventional candidate.
others who are excited to hear a candidate talk about the real problems they
deal with every day.
mentioned Trump’s trade policies as a sign that wages and his standard of
living would improve.
talked about how Obamacare needs to be dismantled and see Trump as the man to
California Democrat said he felt Trump’s comments about Mexico sending their
criminals here illegally was “refreshingly honest” and he does not see this as
an attack on all Latinos or all immigrants. He rejects the characterization of
Trump as a racist.
He has not
yet decided how to react to Trump’s attacks on Heidi Cruz and may still vote
against Trump; but he sees Trump as less prone to go to war than other
Californian said the attacks in Belgium make the case that only Trump can
small business owner who describes herself as a pro-choice, Catholic
environmentalist and supporter of Gay marriage liked Trump from day one. She is
tired of paying for freeloaders and rejects and being called a racist because
she is against illegal immigration. These are the people who support Trump.
Immigration is a concept that has
divided America. An understanding of what Immigration has done in the past and
what it will do in the future is something that must be understood and dealt with.
The discussion must be engaged by all, including the administration in charge,
the other countries involved and the citizens who take part.
September 11, 2001 forced changes in
US immigration policy. The Homeland Security Act split the Immigration and
Naturalization Service (INS) into three sections: Customs and Border Patrol,
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and US Citizen and Immigration Services.
Not surprisingly, this latest federal attempt to make things easier has made
coordination of Immigration Services much more difficult.
At present there is confusion about what
this administration is attempting to do. Executive action has allowed those
covered by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to obtain work
permits, taking positions from American citizens who need jobs and lowering the
wages of those who have jobs. Although this administration would say
differently, data from ICE has shown a 58% decrease in deportation.
In February of 2015, Federal District Judge Andrew Hanen put a judicial hold on Obama’s immigration program. (1) Of course
the administration has continued to work with illegals against the order. One
year earlier, in April of 2014, 872,000 illegals were released onto the
American public including 165,000 convicted criminals. Many of the challenges
we face are based on Obamas “prosecutorial discretion” and “deferred
actions.” This has had a detrimental impact on the economy as American citizens
lose jobs to illegal aliens and wages stagnate across the nation.
But of course, the well-being of American citizens
is hardly a priority for Barack Obama. This most corrupt president in the
nation’s history knows full well that illegals are pleased to vote contrary to
the law and at an 80% clip for Democrats, even as they continue to vote themselves
the entitlements that the administration has promised them.
It is time for Congress to step in and
force this administration to follow the letter of the law. Judge Hanen has
already attempted to stop one aspect of Barack Obama’s willful abuse of
power, but his ruling has been largely ignored. It has gone so far that the DHS
are now flying immigrants all over the country to be with their families, all
at taxpayer expense. DHS busses have dropped off illegals at Social Security
offices where they can obtain a card and a vast array of benefits. It’s just
another step in implementing the socialist utopia that progressives wish to
impose on the American people. Obama exacerbated the problem when he made
it clear to our southern neighbors that all would be welcome to participate in
the DACA program. With 50 million of our own people on assistance and a workforce
labor rate of only 62%, it does not make sense to bring more people in.
It’s time that changes are made. It is
claimed that we can’t deport all of the illegals currently on American soil.
That may be true. But if Congress
will grow a spine, enforce the law, including E-Verify and heavily fine those
companies which deliberately hire illegals, then perhaps we can start to make a
comeback to an economy that is growing.
disgraceful conduct of the Republican establishment over the past few weeks, it
is clear that Ted Cruz has become a pawn in their scheme to hold on to power.
feckless manner in which Willard Romney first endorsed Marco Rubio, then John
Kasich and finally Ted Cruz shows that he and his co-conspirators have no core
principles except gaining and holding onto power. The “little people”
believe this bunch of quislings actually care about winning elections, when in
fact they don’t. After all, they have already said they would vote for Hillary
Clinton over Donald Trump.
endorsement of Cruz by Lindsey Graham who openly detests him and has stated
preservation of their Republican Party is the most important goal in
this election – apparently even at the expense of our country--is as cynical as
it gets. It makes it abundantly clear that Cruz is either a rube or a willing
participant but either way he is not showing himself to be a “principled
Bush call Cruz a “principled conservative” is a blatantly patronizing example
of what these hypocrites really think about the Senator from Texas. They will
say anything to get Cruz to be their errand boy and hang on long enough to give
them a “plausible reason” to step in and “save the Republican Party” from
George Will’s vulgar and unwashed mob candidate.
stand today, when Cruz loses another 173 delegates he will join the noxious
liar John Kasich as merely a spoiler doing the bidding of those who have no
intention of helping either one become the nominee.
the Republican primary voters of Wisconsin are blind to the sham of a continued
Cruz campaign, Trump will squeeze out enough votes on April’s Northeastern
Super Tuesday to end the Texas senator’s chances before a quarter of the votes
questions now are: When will Cruz stop being used by the very establishment
that hates him perhaps even more than it hates Trump? When does Cruz man-up and
once again become the strong, principled conservative that filibustered his way
into our hearts and gained our respect?