Trump-Cruz Lip Flip: Two Candidates, One Extreme Voice

American Bridge is out with a new “lip flip” video that swaps Donald Trump and Ted Cruz’s voices and lips — highlighting the two xenophobic and misogynistic candidates’ near-identical anti-immigrant, anti-women’s health, and anti-science positions, and their mutual lack of commander-in-chief readiness.

The result: A deeply-unsettling rundown of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz’s indistinguishable right-wing positions — just the latest proof that Trump and Cruz are two far-right candidates with one extreme voice.

Watch here: “Lip Flip: Two Candidates, One EXTREME Voice.”

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Anti-Choice Extremist Ted Cruz Gets Bashful About His Support For Personhood Laws

At an MSNBC presidential town hall event, Ted Cruz today uncharacteristically clammed up about his extreme anti-choice views and policy positions — specifically, his support for so-called personhood legislation.

Cruz tried to hide his extreme record, but the truth of his hardline anti-choice views are well-documented: Cruz has a history of supporting personhood measures that would ban abortions, even in cases of rape or incest, and could even ban common forms of birth control.
Background:

Cruz Supported Personhood Laws

Cruz Supported Personhood Amendments
August 2015: Cruz Signed Georgia Right To Life PAC’s Personhood Affirmation.According to Georgia Right to Life PAC, “Today, Texas US Senator Ted Cruz received a ringing endorsement from Georgia’s largest pro-life organization. ‘Senator Cruz has an unblemished record of standing up for innocent life,’ said Ricardo Davis, Director of Georgia Right to Life’s Political Action Committee (GRTL PAC). ‘Recent revelations about the horrors of the abortion cartel cry out for a principled fighter […]

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GOP “Silent” As Trump Admits The Party’s Extreme Anti-Women’s Health Agenda

Donald Trump explicitly verbalized decades of Republican anti-choice dog whistles yesterday when he abhorrently endorsed not just overturning Roe v. Wade and banning abortion, but also the extreme idea that there “has to be some form of punishment” for women seeking abortions.

It was shocking to hear Trump confess the Republican agenda outright, but his more honest brand of rhetoric is fully compatible with the anti-choice and anti-women’s health policies that Republicans — including John Kasich, Ted Cruz, and just about any GOP senator you can think of — have been advocating for years.

That’s why the GOP was “silent” yesterday.

Trump wasn’t artful in his characterization of his and the Republican Party’s extreme, anti-women’s health platform, but there’s no denying Republicans agree with Trump’s view that women shouldn’t have the autonomy to make their own health decisions or access to a full range of health care options.

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Nothing American About Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States is racist and un-American.

Trump is playing to the worst fears of voters, telling them to be suspicious of their neighbors and turn a cold shoulder to the millions of refugees that are suffering at the hands of ISIS. Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric has taken over the Republican Party, completely reversing Ronald Reagan’s call for America to be a “shining city upon a hill.” Instead, Trump is hateful and divided, fueling our enemies’ anti-American propaganda machine.

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Anti-LGBT Law Latest Example Of McCrory’s #PartyOfTrump Extremism

With the signing of House Bill 2, an atrocious law that allows for discrimination against the LGBT community, Governor Pat McCrory has reaffirmed his record of extremism and prejudice. North Carolina has already seen backlash from businesses and the NBA, making it a guaranteed job-killer that hurts the state’s economic and social statuses.

Before taking office, McCrory campaigned as a moderate Republican, but since then, he has earned an extreme record fit for the #PartyOfTrump:

LGBT community:

Despite asking the state legislature to “steer clear” of local politics in 2015, the governor has signed a bill that overturns a local ordinance in order to single out and marginalize the LGBT community. Republicans and McCrory are pushing a malicious smear campaign against the trans community to ban them from using the bathrooms of their choosing.

Women’s health:

North Carolina women have seen promise after promise broken by Gov. McCrory. During his 2012 campaign, McCrory pledged not to sign […]

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Cruz’s Anti-LGBT Policies Win Him Latest Iowa Endorsement

The man who helped propel Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee to victory in Iowa in 2012 and 2008, respectively, has made his choice for 2016: Ted Cruz.

Today, Bob Vander Plaats endorsed the Texas senator, officially giving Cruz his extreme social conservative stamp of approval. Vander Plaats is the president of The Family Leader, a extreme right-wing organization that required candidates in 2012 to sign a “marriage vow” that insinuated African American families were better off during slavery. Vander Plaats has also been a vocal opponent of gay marriage and other LGBT protections, calling same sex marriage “a grave threat to liberty and a Satanic plot.” The TFL president even went as far as praising Russia President Vladimir Putin for his ban on “homosexual propaganda.”

Last month, Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, and Rick Santorum all took turns attempting to woo the prominent Iowan with their extreme anti-LGBT […]

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GOP Frontrunners Compare Refugees To Dogs, Call For National Registry Of American Muslims

Consensus front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination Donald Trump’s ready to look “very closely” at forcing American Muslims to register in a national database and carry faith-based identification cards. When asked by Yahoo News whether he might consider such legally-mandated marginalization, Trump said: “We’re going to have to — we’re going to have to look at a lot of things very closely…We’re going to have to look very, very carefully.”

Meanwhile, not to be left out, second-place Ben Carson’s out there likening Syrian refugees to “rabid dogs.”  And it wasn’t just a passing reference. Carson dished out an absurdly offensive, 95-second extended metaphor about “mad dogs,” “rabid dogs,” and “screening mechanisms that allow us to know who the mad dogs are.”

Trump and Carson are leading in the polls because they aren’t afraid to dish out the racist and xenophobic red meat the GOP base craves. And so long as Trump and Carson keep it coming, Rubio, Bush, […]

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American Bridge President’s Statement On The Milwaukee Melee

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler released the following statement on tonight’s Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee:

“Despite the softballs lobbed at Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and company tonight, they each managed to highlight why they can’t be elected president. Tonight the American people heard tired excuses. Why they don’t deserve a raise; how tax plans that disproportionately benefit the rich and Wall Street will magically help the middle class; and reasons why working families don’t deserve paid leave to take care of their loved ones. The takeaway from tonight is simple: if you still think trickle down economics, neoconservative foreign policy, and financial deregulation work wonders, you have plenty of candidates to support in the Republican presidential field.”

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GOP Field Quickly Goes Extreme On Immigration

We’re not even through the first hour and the GOP field has already found a way to be offensive and out-of-touch on immigration with front-runner Donald Trump leading the way. Ted Cruz was quick to dismiss his question on earned benefits in order to talk his extreme policies, and even Jeb Bush managed to get a word in edgewise.

Despite their bickering, it’s clear: every candidate on stage is against a pathway to citizenship and out-of-touch with the American people.

Background:

Even “Mainstream” GOP Candidates Hold Backward Views On Immigration
Bush
Bush Called For Better Enforcement Against “Anchor Babies”

Jeb Bush: “If There’s Abuse, If People Are Bringing — Pregnant Women Are Coming In To Have Babies Simply Because They Can Do It, Then There Ought To Be Greater Enforcement. That’s [The] Legitimate Side Of This. Better Enforcement So That You Don’t Have These, You Know, ‘Anchor Babies’, As They’re Described, Coming Into The Country.” According […]

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