Politico: Stoked by evangelical and tea-party support, Ted Cruz has surged to first place in Iowa, according to the results of a Monmouth University poll released Monday surveying voters likely to participate in the Republican caucus on Feb. 1.Keep stokin'! Rush said yesterday that if Cruz wins in Iowa, there's gonna be 'HEART ATTACKS and SLIT WRISTS' in the GOP establishment! Good, let's make that happen!
RUSH: Now, this Ted Cruz surge is really interesting. Because you would have to say now that Ted Cruz is the favorite in Iowa. Let’s go forward here to February 1st. Let’s pretend that this is January 31st and Hawkeye Cauci are tomorrow, and then let’s pretend that Cruz wins the Hawkeye Cauci. Can you imagine — I mean, that’s gonna be real votes. It’s not gonna be a poll. Now, we’re hypothesizing here, yes. Can you imagine the way that is going to totally change the media narrative? Ted Cruz, of all these Republicans, winning Iowa? I’m telling you, there are gonna be heart attacks and slit wrists in the Republican establishment and in the media.Related links: Cruz Takes Commanding Lead in Iowa
It would be bad enough if Trump wins, but Cruz in their minds is just as bad, if not worse. Because Cruz is a conservative. Trump, in their minds, is just a pretender fraud maniac. They can deal with that. But Cruz is a conservative, and that they literally fear like Dracula fears the cross. If Cruz wins Iowa, the momentum that he’s gonna come out of there with is going to be overwhelming, and he’s gonna be piling up delegates.
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ADDENDUM: TheRightScoop just posted a couple of clips from a joint Cruz/Abbott presser this morning that are worth checking out:
(Cruz proposal: a moratorium on refugees and resettling Syrian refugees in muslim countries)But beyond the media fodder, don't lose sight of the Point!
"Listen when you have President Obama telling the nation that the Islamic State isn’t Islamic, that’s just nutty. That’s not reasoned, interesting foreign policy debate, that’s just nutty! They are explicitly an Islamic Caliphate. They have stated their intention to wage jihad and to forcibly convert or murder anyone they define as infidels, which is most of the rest of the world."