A Ray Of Light; A Glimmer Of Hope *Open Thread*


Wednesday brought a bit of hope to those of us demoralized by Trump’s continued gathering of delegates despite all of the incendiary, hateful, often incoherent, comments Trump makes. Nothing, absolutely nothing, will filter through to his most ardent followers, it seems, no matter how idiotic or illogical or mean-spirited the remarks or statements.

That is why the announcement by Sen. Ted Cruz of his choice for running mate was such a welcome reprieve, a beacon, a light, for those of us worried that this nation may well fall into the hands of Hillary Clinton, or at least as bad (if not worse), Donald Trump.  (Just consider the impact on the Supreme Court alone should one of those two get in. SHUDDER.)

Many of us watched as Sen. Cruz talked about the characteristics of a President as he made his announcement. In case you didn’t see it, or would like to see it again, here is the video:

Sen. Cruz was – dare I say it – Presidential in his remarks as well as the enumerating the responsibilities and qualities of a President before he introduced his VP pick. If you watched the whole video, you will see Carly Fiorina’s acceptance of this opportunity. But it is important enough to have it stand on its own, in my opinion:

It just boggles the mind that someone this brilliant, eloquent, passionate, patriotic, and committed to getting this country back on track was overshadowed by the likes of Trump. Frankly, that is a major indictment of where we are in this country.

But the good news is, as Fiorina mentioned, Trump is not the nominee YET. There is still a chance that we can have a President who actually knows the Constitution, and our way of governance. Sad commentary, that, especially for Republicans, but there you go.

Anyway, this choice by Cruz says as much about him as it does about Fiorina. That said, her comments about Cruz echo the comments of Texans I know: he is who he says he is. No chameleon, Cruz, no trying on different personalities, or having to ACT Presidential. He IS Presidential, and Fiorina would be a tremendous asset to his Administration.

But we aren’t there yet. And that was definitely a topic of discussion when Carly Fiorina appeared on Megyn Kelly’s show Wednesday night after the announcement. As you know, Kelly doesn’t mess around, asking tough, but fair, questions. Here is the interview from last night:

One very, very important point Fiorina highlighted is that Trump DOES NOT WIN Republican only contests. He only wins the ones in which Democrats can cross over. As Fiorina noted, Republicans should not want DEMOCRATS to pick their candidates for them. Excellent point, if you ask me. And one the media too often fails to note in their relentless coverage of All Things Trump.

But for today, we have a glimmer of hope, a ray of light, shining through the incessant Trump coverage and Clinton inevitability claim. The opportunity to put a dynamic, brilliant, erudite, Constitution-loving team in the White House. I, for one, am grateful indeed for that light. How about you?

This is an Open Thread.


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41 Responses to “A Ray Of Light; A Glimmer Of Hope *Open Thread*”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    Why the GOP May Only Have 75 Days Left to Live

    By Steve Deace

    I said that there would be no middle ground. That if you didn’t want whatever Trump is serving, it was time to coalesce behind Cruz. Most conservatives did, which is why Cruz has gotten this far against all odds. Sadly, some didn’t.


    • helenk3 Says:

      if that happens then trump has done his job.
      the only way clinton could win would be to have the republican party in disarray. that why trump is running as a republican when he has never believed in the principles of the republican party

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Well said, Helen. That is exactly what he is intending. I just can’t understand why so many people who called themselves Conservatives are willing to blow up the Party because they are pitching a hissy fit.

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

    Steve Deace – Top 6 Reasons Carly Fiorina Is A Good Pick For Cruz

    1) She’s won a statewide primary in California.

    2) As I’ve said many times, she might be the best messenger in the party.

    3) Primary role of running mate is media attack dog, which she excels at.

    4) Her presence is a living, daily reminder of Trump’s struggles with women.

    5) She’s liked by almost every Republican.

    6) This changes the phony narrative that it’s over when it’s not.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Exactly. You know she only lost to Barbara Boxer, a LONGTIME Dem. stalwart, by 10%. And a good bit of that time, she was not campaigning since she was undergoing chemo for breast cancer. If she can come that close without being able to campaign, imagine what she can do if she CAN.

      Deace is spot on!

  3. kenoshamarge Says:

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Hasn’t he said he won’t act presidential even though his handlers are telling him to do so (and his WIFE)?? He made some snide remark abt how many people he gets now at his rallies, and how few would show up if he behaved himself.

      Again, that speaks VOLUMES…

  4. helenk3 Says:

    we are near the end of 8 years of backtrack. Those years have not been good for the country.
    It amazes me that people did not learn from those 8 years and are falling for another con man, Trump
    how many times has he shown his contempt for his followers, just like backtrack?
    how many times has he made promises that are impossible to keep, just like backtrack?
    how many different faces does he have, just like backtrack?

    just how dumb downed have the American people become?

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I don’t even know if it’s “dumb” as much as it is a lot of “adults” throwing a temper tantrum and there is the King of Temper Tantrums showing them that it’s all right to act in ways unbecoming to any mature adult. He gives them the right to misbehave. And they are taking full advantage of it.

      I’ve seen a side of people that I thought I knew that I would not have believed was there. The same people that laughed at or disparaged Obots now behave worse that Obots did. And they show the same blind, slobbering insanity as the Obama zealots did. I would not have believed it.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Neither would I, Marge, if I hadn’t seen and experienced it firsthand. I don’t know how Americans became so malleable, so blind, so willing to go along with someone who clearly has some MAJOR issues. Why would they follow someone like that, to the detriment of themselves, their country, and their relationships? It defies any reason or rationality…

  5. helenk3 Says:



    I cry for my country

  6. helenk3 Says:


    no wonder people did not like or trust boehner

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      What a jackalope. I am SO glad he is gone…

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I think Boehner just did Ted Cruz a big favor. The Trumpanzees have lately been lying about Cruz being an “insider and an establishment type.” Now here comes Boehner dissing Cruz and praising Trump. That should not sit well with conservatives.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        You definitely have a point there, Marge, though I am not sure they are capable of that kind of thought any more. They jumped right on his “no manners” bandwagon abt Kasich, completely ignoring the boorish behavior Trump exhibits on a daily basis, but it could happen! 🙂

        • kenoshamarge Says:

          Yeah there is always the inability of Trumpanzees to actually think. But it may pick off a few here and there who’s brains have not been completely turned to mush from listening to his meandering, incoherent promises. I can still hope although it is getting more difficult by the day.

  7. helenk3 Says:


    very interesting 4 page account of covering trump

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I’ll say, Helen. He depicts the reality of both Trump, his team, and his supporters. That he treats reporters with such callous disregard yet they still push him on us says a whole lot…

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        I expect that will all change if he’s the nominee. They will rain down hell on the insufferable Trump. And I can already hear the whines of the Trumpanzees. And then, they will really try to convince those of us who are #NeverTrump – Never! to vote for Trump. And they will find that they burned to many bridges – because we will never join with them because we don’t want to be like them.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          Preach it, sister! You said it, Marge. They burned those bridges long ago, and they both claim he is inevitable and as you noted, whine that the majority of people don’t want him. They, like Trump, try to have it both ways. Well, it doesn’t work that way, does it?

          Great comment!

  8. kenoshamarge Says:

    I have mentioned Steve Deace who comments over at The Conservative Review and who has a radio show that I like to listen to. His is a nice blend of politics and religion. I really enjoy it.

    Well it seems CNN made the mistake of having him on with one of Trump’s lying surrogates, Kayleigh Mcenany. Deace went off on her like a duck on a june bug.

    It was epic. CNN may not ask him back and I’m sure he doesn’t care. He called a spade a spade and about damn time.

    I also got a kick out of Brooke whoever the hell she is claiming that she doesn’t let people come on her show and call people liars. Does she include all the times the Trumpanzees say “lying Ted” or doesn’t that count? Hypocrite and liar.

    Anyway here’s the link if you want to watch:


    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Oh, awesome, Marge! Thank you! I can’t wait to listen to it!

      And if CNN doesn’t have him back on, but people like Kayleigh, that will obliterate any doubt that they are in the tank…

      Thank you!

  9. kenoshamarge Says:

    New Ted and Carly ad:

  10. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Ugh. They are wearing me out: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/278077-gop-warms-to-trump

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I take anything that comes from the Hill with a very large grain of salt. I find them to be more establishment than I’m comfortable with. And they have never been friendly to Cruz.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        I can totally appreciate that. It is my more tolerable MSM site to get news. 🙂

  11. helenk3 Says:


    some hard truths for the republicans

  12. helenk3 Says:


    why is this not a surprise? How much coverage do you think it will get?

  13. helenk3 Says:


    sad but true

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Yes, it is sad AND true. When Trump embraces supporters like Bobby Knight, a man who was violent and abusive, the attitude is clear (as if it wasn’t already)…

  14. helenk3 Says:



  15. helenk3 Says:


    and out came the thugs

  16. helenk3 Says:


    your bill depends on where you live

  17. helenk3 Says:


    Mike Lee goes off on boehner and king

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I love Mike Lee. And he is always so calm and collected. This time, not so much. He was outraged and rightly so. Good for him for being one of the few to tell the truth. He’s a member of an endangered species, a politician with some integrity.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Excellent interview, Helen. Thank you for this.

      And Marge, you are absolutely right. Glad he spoke out, and with so much passion as well as clarity.


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