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Posted: 2/20/2016 1:23:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/20/2016 1:24:02 AM EST by lostnswv]
Ted Cruz Gets Meeting With Ben Carson, Man To Man in Closet At CR Meeting In South Carolina To Discuss Dirty Tricks Allegations. Meeting Does Not End As Cruz Hoped.

ByKATHERINE KRUEGERPublishedFEBRUARY 19, 2016, 5:24 PM EST 10762 Views
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Ben Carson walked into a closet in South Carolina on Thursday night.

That’s not a joke.

The two Republican candidates for president convened for a mano-a-mano meeting in an actual closet in an attempt to smooth over Carson's allegations of "dirty tricks" on the night of the Iowa caucuses, according to a report from The Daily Beast,

But the meeting called by Cruz apparently didn't go well, and ended with Carson concluding the two men would just have to "agree to disagree."

The men spoke for nearly a half hour, according to an unnamed Republican operative who saw the meeting, which ran over into Carson's allotted speaking time at the Conservative Review convention. An unnamed source close to Carson’s campaign told The Daily Beast that Carson had agreed to a 5-minute, off-the-record meeting before the convention.

The Carson campaign also blamed Cruz’s camp for leaking confirmation of the meeting to the media, and Carson spokesman Jason Osborne suggested the leak was a calculated attempt to repair Cruz’s image.

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As I posted repeated, Iowa was a Pyrrhic Victory for Ted Cruz and the fall out continues. Allegations of Dirty Tricks follow him to South Carolina, his one on one with Carson did not get him what he wanted and changed Carson view of him none at all. Further the bullshit in Iowa likely means that when Carson withdraws it is unlikely he will endorse Ted Cruz.
Link Posted: 2/20/2016 1:26:40 AM EST
is this why Carson is now suing over Cruz's citizenship?

Lost a huge chunk of respect over that one. Who is he? The Donald?
Link Posted: 2/20/2016 1:27:14 AM EST
Carson was never relevant. Can this election season just be over with?
Link Posted: 2/20/2016 1:29:22 AM EST
only thing i took frpm thos is thaT ted cruz and ben carson are in the closet
Link Posted: 2/20/2016 1:31:28 AM EST
Stop me if you've heard this one

So, a black doctor and a canadian lawyer go into a closet....
Link Posted: 2/20/2016 1:45:00 AM EST
Why did the 5 minute meeting last 30?



Neither man wanted to be the first to come out of the closet.
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Originally Posted By GimpyPaw:
Why did the 5 minute meeting last 30?



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Because Ted needs Carson to say something in public that will blunt the attacks against Ted for being a liar. Apparently 5 minutes was not enough and 30 didn't help either.
Link Posted: 2/20/2016 3:06:39 AM EST
Cruz will be the next President of the United States.
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Originally Posted By itsARanchrifle:
Cruz will be the next President of the United States.
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And instead of beer summits.... He will have mop bucket brokering?

"Hey I'm trying to be the leader of the free world... Walk over here into this closet for a meeting" pure genius.....
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Originally Posted By itsARanchrifle:
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Not if he keeps screwing himself with stupid decisions and campaign antics.
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Originally Posted By georgiagun:



And instead of beer summits.... He will have mop bucket brokering?

"Hey I'm trying to be the leader of the free world... Walk over here into this closet for a meeting" pure genius.....
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Originally Posted By georgiagun:
Originally Posted By itsARanchrifle:
Cruz will be the next President of the United States.



And instead of beer summits.... He will have mop bucket brokering?

"Hey I'm trying to be the leader of the free world... Walk over here into this closet for a meeting" pure genius.....


It actually sounds like a desperate move.
Link Posted: 2/20/2016 3:25:09 AM EST
If it wasn't for Cruz's dirty tricks Carson would have won Iowa and NH and would be leading in every poll everywhere.
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Originally Posted By glorifiedG:
If it wasn't for Cruz's dirty tricks Carson would have won Iowa and NH and would be leading in every poll everywhere.
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Link Posted: 2/20/2016 3:54:10 AM EST
Carson shouldn't have run. Why is this an issue? Cruz was right to try and knock him out of the race.
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Originally Posted By Aimless:
South Carolina is supposedly notorious for dirty campaigns, I doubt anyone cares about the Cruz sucker punch in Iowa
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It also has a large highly religious voter base. Ben Carson is an acknowledged Christian and thought to be a decent man by many Christians. Cruz is desperate to get that group to the polls to vote for him. Having Carson out talking about underhanded or unseemly behavior by Cruz against himself does not make it palatable for a lot of Christians to vote for a guy that is behaving just like any other dirty old politician. Then after SC there are a number of other states with large groups of Christians that Cruz will want to tap into to get votes. Cruz needs Carson to stop talking about Iowa and get out of the race and hopefully endorse him, instead of either endorsing Trump or given no endorsement.
Link Posted: 2/20/2016 5:08:51 AM EST
Where was Rubio?
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Originally Posted By UnequivocalLiberty:
Where was Rubio?
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In a bathroom stall with a "wide stance"...
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Originally Posted By UnequivocalLiberty:
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Meeting with Mitch Mconnel, Paul Ryan and Obama to pick the next SCOTUS appointee.
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Originally Posted By itsARanchrifle:
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ROFLMBO
Link Posted: 2/20/2016 6:12:40 AM EST
carson is a wimp
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Originally Posted By maleante:


In a bathroom stall with a "wide stance"...
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Originally Posted By maleante:
Originally Posted By UnequivocalLiberty:
Where was Rubio?


In a bathroom stall with a "wide stance"...

Nah, he was also in a closet, but at a foam party.
Link Posted: 2/20/2016 7:19:54 AM EST
Wonder what Cruz offered to bribe Carson with?
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Originally Posted By UnequivocalLiberty:
Where was Rubio?
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He still hasn't come out out of the closet.
Link Posted: 2/20/2016 7:36:30 AM EST
If Carson is suing its because Cruz is not a natural born Citizen.
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Originally Posted By lostnswv:


It also has a large highly religious voter base. Ben Carson is an acknowledged Christian and thought to be a decent man by many Christians. Cruz is desperate to get that group to the polls to vote for him. Having Carson out talking about underhanded or unseemly behavior by Cruz against himself does not make it palatable for a lot of Christians to vote for a guy that is behaving just like any other dirty old politician. Then after SC there are a number of other states with large groups of Christians that Cruz will want to tap into to get votes. Cruz needs Carson to stop talking about Iowa and get out of the race and hopefully endorse him, instead of either endorsing Trump or given no endorsement.
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Originally Posted By lostnswv:
Originally Posted By Aimless:
South Carolina is supposedly notorious for dirty campaigns, I doubt anyone cares about the Cruz sucker punch in Iowa


It also has a large highly religious voter base. Ben Carson is an acknowledged Christian and thought to be a decent man by many Christians. Cruz is desperate to get that group to the polls to vote for him. Having Carson out talking about underhanded or unseemly behavior by Cruz against himself does not make it palatable for a lot of Christians to vote for a guy that is behaving just like any other dirty old politician. Then after SC there are a number of other states with large groups of Christians that Cruz will want to tap into to get votes. Cruz needs Carson to stop talking about Iowa and get out of the race and hopefully endorse him, instead of either endorsing Trump or given no endorsement.


South Carolina is a also a primarily Southern Baptist state. Many, many people here don't take Catholics, Seventh Day Adventists, or other denominations seriously as "Christians". If they did, Carson would be doing much better here.

I am surprised that Trump is doing so well here, even among Evangelicals, after the public profanity. In any previous election cycle, that would have been political suicide.
Link Posted: 2/20/2016 7:40:05 AM EST
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Originally Posted By glorifiedG:
If it wasn't for Cruz's dirty tricks Carson would have won Iowa and NH and would be leading in every poll everywhere.
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So true....oh, wait.
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Originally Posted By DixieOnepercenter:


South Carolina is a also a primarily Southern Baptist state. Many, many people here don't take Catholics, Seventh Day Adventists, or other denominations seriously as "Christians". If they did, Carson would be doing much better here.

I am surprised that Trump is doing so well here, even among Evangelicals, after the public profanity. In any previous election cycle, that would have been political suicide.
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Originally Posted By DixieOnepercenter:
Originally Posted By lostnswv:
Originally Posted By Aimless:
South Carolina is supposedly notorious for dirty campaigns, I doubt anyone cares about the Cruz sucker punch in Iowa


It also has a large highly religious voter base. Ben Carson is an acknowledged Christian and thought to be a decent man by many Christians. Cruz is desperate to get that group to the polls to vote for him. Having Carson out talking about underhanded or unseemly behavior by Cruz against himself does not make it palatable for a lot of Christians to vote for a guy that is behaving just like any other dirty old politician. Then after SC there are a number of other states with large groups of Christians that Cruz will want to tap into to get votes. Cruz needs Carson to stop talking about Iowa and get out of the race and hopefully endorse him, instead of either endorsing Trump or given no endorsement.


South Carolina is a also a primarily Southern Baptist state. Many, many people here don't take Catholics, Seventh Day Adventists, or other denominations seriously as "Christians". If they did, Carson would be doing much better here.

I am surprised that Trump is doing so well here, even among Evangelicals, after the public profanity. In any previous election cycle, that would have been political suicide.


Everybody hates the establishment party more than anything else. PARTYe.
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Originally Posted By glorifiedG:
If it wasn't for Cruz's dirty tricks Carson would have won Iowa and NH and would be leading in every poll everywhere.
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Cruz's Slimeballs antics against Carson were intended to help him against candidates other than Carson.

When a politician runs on his ethics; it's helpful to him for his campaign to display some actual ethics.


Link Posted: 2/20/2016 7:42:13 AM EST
Jesus Christ..........does anyone who gets to know Cruz ever like him!!??
Link Posted: 2/20/2016 7:45:31 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Evil_Ryu:
Wonder what Cruz offered to bribe Carson with?
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Originally Posted By Evil_Ryu:
Wonder what Cruz offered to bribe Carson with?
Surgeon General...or...

Originally Posted By stanag4179:
If Carson is suing its because Cruz is not a natural born Citizen.

Carson is doing this to keep his name in the papers. I believe Carson, like Kasich, has been angling for a VP slot from the start.
Link Posted: 2/20/2016 7:45:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RDak:
Jesus Christ..........does anyone who gets to know Cruz ever like him!!??
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Yes; Goldman Sachs likes him.

Link Posted: 2/20/2016 7:46:35 AM EST
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Originally Posted By maleante:


In a bathroom stall with a "wide stance"...
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Originally Posted By UnequivocalLiberty:
Where was Rubio?


In a bathroom stall with a "wide stance"...



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Originally Posted By America-first:



Yes; Goldman Sachs likes him.
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Originally Posted By America-first:
Originally Posted By RDak:
Jesus Christ..........does anyone who gets to know Cruz ever like him!!??



Yes; Goldman Sachs likes him.

...and the Goldman Sachs boogeyman makes yet another appearance

Did a bank deny you a loan or something.

I wouldn't think that would be an issue for you now that you have a second source of income
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Originally Posted By MACD:
Stop me if you've heard this one

So, a black doctor and a canadian lawyer go into a closet....
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Link Posted: 2/20/2016 7:52:02 AM EST
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Originally Posted By sydney7629:

...and the Goldman Sachs boogeyman makes yet another appearance

Did a bank deny you a loan or something.

I wouldn't think that would be an issue for you now that you have a second source of income
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Originally Posted By sydney7629:
Originally Posted By America-first:
Originally Posted By RDak:
Jesus Christ..........does anyone who gets to know Cruz ever like him!!??



Yes; Goldman Sachs likes him.

...and the Goldman Sachs boogeyman makes yet another appearance

Did a bank deny you a loan or something.

I wouldn't think that would be an issue for you now that you have a second source of income

IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted By America-first:



Yes; Goldman Sachs likes him.
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Originally Posted By America-first:
Originally Posted By RDak:
Jesus Christ..........does anyone who gets to know Cruz ever like him!!??



Yes; Goldman Sachs likes him.


Don't you have an Occupy Wall Street rally you need to be at?

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Originally Posted By RDak:

Jesus Christ..........does anyone who gets to know Cruz ever like him!!??
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Evidently not. Carson strikes me as the type of person that would get along with anyone if he was met even a quarter of the way.

It seems everyone Cruz meets and has to spend much time with him goes away with a less than favorable impression of the man's character.

In short he's a ass-hole, and a particularly nasty breed of ass-hole to boot.

Hell even Bob Dole hates him and I did not think it possible for Bob Dole to hate anyone.
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Originally Posted By 1srelluc:


Evidently not. Carson strikes me as the type of person that would get along with anyone if he was met even a quarter of the way.

It seems everyone Cruz meets and has to spend much time with him goes away with a less than favorable impression of the man's character.

In short he's a ass-hole, and a particularly nasty breed of ass-hole to boot.

Hell even Bob Dole hates him and I did not think it possible for Bob Dole to hate anyone.
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Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Originally Posted By RDak:

Jesus Christ..........does anyone who gets to know Cruz ever like him!!??


Evidently not. Carson strikes me as the type of person that would get along with anyone if he was met even a quarter of the way.

It seems everyone Cruz meets and has to spend much time with him goes away with a less than favorable impression of the man's character.

In short he's a ass-hole, and a particularly nasty breed of ass-hole to boot.

Hell even Bob Dole hates him and I did not think it possible for Bob Dole to hate anyone.


And I suppose Trump is humble, swell, all round great guy. And certainly not a smug asshole.
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Originally Posted By stanag4179:
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Carson is suing because he's a poor loser....
Link Posted: 2/20/2016 8:16:36 AM EST
Am I in before tcrpe? Man, he's starting to slip.
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Originally Posted By Are-O-Be:


And I suppose Trump is humble, swell, all round great guy. And certainly not a smug asshole.
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Originally Posted By Are-O-Be:
Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Originally Posted By RDak:

Jesus Christ..........does anyone who gets to know Cruz ever like him!!??


Evidently not. Carson strikes me as the type of person that would get along with anyone if he was met even a quarter of the way.

It seems everyone Cruz meets and has to spend much time with him goes away with a less than favorable impression of the man's character.

In short he's a ass-hole, and a particularly nasty breed of ass-hole to boot.

Hell even Bob Dole hates him and I did not think it possible for Bob Dole to hate anyone.


And I suppose Trump is humble, swell, all round great guy. And certainly not a smug asshole.

.
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Originally Posted By glorifiedG:
If it wasn't for Cruz's dirty tricks Carson would have won Iowa and NH and would be leading in every poll everywhere.
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Link Posted: 2/20/2016 8:19:27 AM EST
The reason why it took so long was because Carson kept falling asleep.
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Originally Posted By leelaw:
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Pretty much this.
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Originally Posted By Are-O-Be:


And I suppose Trump is humble, swell, all round great guy. And certainly not a smug asshole.
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Originally Posted By Are-O-Be:
Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Originally Posted By RDak:

Jesus Christ..........does anyone who gets to know Cruz ever like him!!??


Evidently not. Carson strikes me as the type of person that would get along with anyone if he was met even a quarter of the way.

It seems everyone Cruz meets and has to spend much time with him goes away with a less than favorable impression of the man's character.

In short he's a ass-hole, and a particularly nasty breed of ass-hole to boot.

Hell even Bob Dole hates him and I did not think it possible for Bob Dole to hate anyone.


And I suppose Trump is humble, swell, all round great guy. And certainly not a smug asshole.


Sure he's a ass-hole but I suspect he would be OK to be around at dinner or some such.

More than a few minutes with Cruz seems to make everyone that has to suffer through it want to punch him in the face.
Link Posted: 2/20/2016 8:23:00 AM EST
Ted's looking for that Bernie / Hillary moment when Ben comes out says: "Enough already about your damn lying allegations."
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Originally Posted By 1srelluc:


Sure he's a ass-hole but I suspect he would be OK to be around at dinner or some such.

More than a few minutes with Cruz seems to make everyone that has to suffer through it want to punch him in the face.
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Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Originally Posted By Are-O-Be:
Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Originally Posted By RDak:

Jesus Christ..........does anyone who gets to know Cruz ever like him!!??


Evidently not. Carson strikes me as the type of person that would get along with anyone if he was met even a quarter of the way.

It seems everyone Cruz meets and has to spend much time with him goes away with a less than favorable impression of the man's character.

In short he's a ass-hole, and a particularly nasty breed of ass-hole to boot.

Hell even Bob Dole hates him and I did not think it possible for Bob Dole to hate anyone.


And I suppose Trump is humble, swell, all round great guy. And certainly not a smug asshole.


Sure he's a ass-hole but I suspect he would be OK to be around at dinner or some such.

More than a few minutes with Cruz seems to make everyone that has to suffer through it want to punch him in the face.


Cruz has been trying to tear down the establishment for years now. Is it any surprise that people within said establishment don't like him?
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