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Lou Pai
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Scott Adams on Ted Cruz and 9-D Chess
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“If you love our country and if you love your children as much as I know you do, stand and speak and vote your conscience,” he said. “Vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution.”


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The media is currently running wild with stories of Cruz backstabbing Trump. But this is something I have emphasized for years.

It's about framing.

He clearly knew the gravity of the situation and realized the buzz surrounding his lack of an endorsement before he made the speech. By framing Trump supporters on live television in front of millions of Republicans, as those who disapprove of the Constitution, defending freedom, and voting one's conscience, he makes a mockery of the audience. He cements them as a group that is not conservative, just shameless populists. Trump's narcissistic, transparent attempt to show up Cruz by sticking his head in just played right into Cruz's hands. And it was all too predictable and all too believable that Trump supporters on the scene threatened Cruz's wife.


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It's a linguistic killshot, and it's damn effective. Some may think that it sabotaged his career. I actually think Cruz skyrockets for a 2020 bid, and Trump plummets. And even if he doesn't, at the very least, he effectively gave a middle finger to the base that cast him aside.


I have mixed views on Cruz within the constraints of a GOP primary race and recognize his "flaws" (I also think he's sometimes full of shit), but would gladly vote for him 9 times out of 9 in any general election.

Edit 7/21 at 9:15AM: this was a joke thread. I kind of feel bad. Didn't realize it would be this convincing.
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Hugo Stiglitz
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re: Scott Adams on Ted Cruz and 9-D Chess
So much win with this Cruz move!


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joshnorris14
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re: Scott Adams on Ted Cruz and 9-D Chess
Well that's settles it. I wasn't thinking 3D


sealawyer
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re: Scott Adams on Ted Cruz and 9-D Chess
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but would gladly vote for him 9 times out of 9 in any general election.



except for, you know, this one, where you'll vote for Hilary.


wmr
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re: Scott Adams on Ted Cruz and 9-D Chess
What a vivid imagination.



themunch
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re: Scott Adams on Ted Cruz and 9-D Chess
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By framing Trump supporters on live television in front of millions of Republicans, as those who disapprove of the Constitution, defending freedom, and voting one's conscience, he makes a mockery of the audience. He cements them as a group that is not conservative, just shameless populists.


Too much negative thinking in there.


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The media is currently running wild with stories of Cruz backstabbing Trump.


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JuiceTerry
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re: Scott Adams on Ted Cruz and 9-D Chess
Cruz played it to perfection.


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PowerTool
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re: Scott Adams on Ted Cruz and 9-D Chess
I hope Scott Adams doesn't get any death threats because of that post.


Lou Pai
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Thank you


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Walking the Earth
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Something tells me Scott Adams is getting ready to be demoted from "insightful marketing genius" to "mega shite for brains" on this board in 3,2,1...


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rsbd
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re: Scott Adams on Ted Cruz and 9-D Chess



Ted Cruz


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SirWinston
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re: Scott Adams on Ted Cruz and 9-D Chess
Disagree vehemently. Plus, Trump gets the last word tomorrow night and he'll have a raucous crowd on his side who is rooting for him very intently. I'd bet a lot of money that Trump is absolutely going to crush it tomorrow and give one of the best speeches we've ever heard.
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Dire Wolf
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buckeye_vol
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Scott Adams is really good at persuasively arguing persuasion based while making it all up with hardly a shred of objective evidence to support his persuasive claims.

People eat it up though, so he deserves credit for top-notch self-promotion.


SirWinston
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He's been wrong before - he was wrong about Trump skipping the Iowa debate.


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T1
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re: Scott Adams on Ted Cruz and 9-D Chess
Trump supporters will apologize when they figure out what Cruz said. They were just waiting on,"Donald Trump is a great man and everyone should vote for him" and didn't hear that.


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Sentrius
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re: Scott Adams on Ted Cruz and 9-D Chess
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he effectively gave a middle finger to the base that cast him aside.


Until he needs that base to vote for him again in 2018 or 20.


GRTiger
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Focus group on Fox said it was a home run. They loved it.

Shockingly, his statements actually resonated with moderates and undecided voters; trumpkins spew hatred.

1d checkers from the supporters.


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KaiserSoze99
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Some people will simply do ANYTHING in their power to ensure a Hillary-packed SCOTUS for the SOLE purpose of saying "I told you so" on Trump.

Amazing.


The GOP is a dog shite party that needs to die.





LSUTigersVCURams
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Member since Jul 2014
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he effectively gave a middle finger to the base that cast him aside.


Yeah, politicians don't need the a damn filthy unwashed base!


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