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Canadians Don’t Want a Trump Presidency

65%

Of Canadian voters said they feared the very prospect of Donald Trump being elected president of the United States, while 23% said they did not, according to a new Le Journal de Montréal poll.

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Walker Would Consider Walling Off the Canadian Border

Some people have asked us about that in New Hampshire. They raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago. So that is a legitimate issue for us to look at.

— Gov. Scott Walker, saying it’s “legitimate” to discuss building a wall separating the United States from Canada, CNN reports.

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Canadian Ted Cruz’s Failure to Wear an American Flag Pin at Campaign Kickoff Showed ‘Utter Contempt for Everything American’

Where's the American flag pin?
Where’s the American flag pin?

Did you notice? When Canadian Ted Cruz launched his U.S. presidential campaign in Lynchburg, Va., yesterday, there was something conspicuously absent on his lapel. An American flag pin.

Conservatives have made it clear in years past that among candidates for president there is no greater symbol of patriotism than wearing an American flag pin. In fact, in 2012, Joseph Farah, publisher of World Net Daily, said that when a candidate does not wear an American flag pin, it is “a metaphor for his utter contempt for everything American.”

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After Banging the Birther Drum for Years, the GOP’s First 2016 Candidate Is a Canadian

art-canadian-flag-ted-cruzSen. Ted Cruz made it official yesterday. He’s running for president. It’s fair to say he has zero chance of winning his party’s nomination, much less the general election. It’s further fair to say he’s in the race for the same reason that Newt Gingrich teased a run for the presidency for so many cycles before jumping in — and for the same reason that Mike Huckabee, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Alan Keyes and others have run — to sell books and/or land a hosting gig on Fox or hate radio.

The twist here is that Ted Cruz was born in Canada — Calgary, Alberta, in 1970, to be precise. His mother was an American citizen, but his father was a Cuban national — and, worse, a member of Fidel Castro’s Communist Party.

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Ted Cruz Is Covered under His Wife’s Goldman Sach’s Gold-Plated Health Insurance Policy

$40,000

Annual cost of health-insurance premiums paid by Goldman Sachs to cover Canadian Sen. Ted Cruz (TP-Texas) and his family. Cruz’s wife, Heidi, is the managing director of the Houston branch of Goldman Sachs, which received a $12.9 billion payout from the government’s bailout of AIG in 2008. The New York Times reported in 2009 that Goldman Sachs’ plans for executives and managing directors are worth $40,000.

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America to Ted Cruz: Go Back to Canada

26%

Favorable rating of Sen. Ted Cruz, the Canadian-born senator from Texas, according to Gallup. The poll found that Cruz has succeeded in making a name for himself — 62% of Americans know who he is now, compared with 42% in June. But in his case, familiarity has bred contempt. His favorable rating has dropped 16 points, according to Gallup, “from a +6 net favorable (24% favorable, 18% unfavorable) in June to -10 (26% favorable, 36% unfavorable) today.”

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Sen. Cruz Reads ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ on Senate Floor

As a headline at the National Journal put it, “Ted Cruz Is Talking Until He Can’t Stand Anymore.” The lowest point in his fake filibuster came when he compared his opponents, including fellow Republicans, to Nazi appeasers. But the most telling moment — the moment that will be repeated in comedy sketches and campaign ads against him for years to come — was his dramatic reading of “Green Eggs and Ham,” by Dr. Suess. Enjoy!