Chad’s Morning Brief: Ben Carson Catches Donald Trump and John Boehner Takes Another Shot at Ted Cruz
Today on The Chad Hasty Show, Election 2016 topics and the race for TX 19.
Carson Catches Trump
Donald Trump is in real danger of falling out of first place. While we have all heard that line before, this time it's true. According to POLITICO, Ben Carson is in a statistical tie with Donald Trump in the latest NBC News Poll.
On the Republican side, neurosurgeon Ben Carson has pulled into a tie with real estate magnate Donald Trump. Trump has just a one-point advantage over Carson, 21 percent to 20 percent.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina are tied for third at 11 percent. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is at 7 percent, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is at 6 percent, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is at 5 percent, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is at 3 percent, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is at 3 percent and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is at 2 percent.
Bringing up the rear are former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, both at 1 percent. Failing to earn any support were South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, former New York Gov. George Pataki and former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore. The poll includes interviews with 230 Republican voters, and results for this question carry a margin of error of plus or minus 6.5 percentage points.
This is really the first poll that shows Donald Trump not dominating the Republican field. How Trump handles this will be huge for the future of his campaign. Carson is well liked and is of course another outsider. It's one thing for Trump to attack Jeb Bush. Ben Carson is different. He is well liked and has had a quiet rise is the polls. He doesn't really attack people like Trump does.
This poll is also good news for Marco Rubio who has seen his numbers continue to rise.
Boehner Slaps Cruz
House Speaker John Boehner is on his way out, but before he leaves he has a warning for Republicans according to CBS News.
Days after abruptly announcing that he would resign from the House at the end of October, Speaker John Boehner reflected on some of the "unrealistic" promises made by his colleagues.
"Absolutely they're unrealistic," he said in response to a question from "Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson.
"The Bible says beware of false prophets. And there are people out there spreading noise about how much can get done," Boehner said.
He specifically referenced promises by his GOP colleagues in 2013 that they would be able to get rid of Obamacare through the process of funding the government - a tactic which ultimately led to the 16-day government shutdown that fall.
"This plan never had a chance. But over the course of the August recess in 2013 and the course of September, a lot of my Republican colleagues who knew it was a fool's errand, they were getting a lot of pressure at home to do this. And so we got groups here in town, members, the House and Senate here in town who whipped people into a frenzy believing they could accomplish things that they know, they know are never going to happen," he said.
Asked whether those "false prophets" include Ted Cruz, the presidential candidate and Texas senator who helped encourage the promises to end Obamacare in 2013, Boehner was a little coyer.
"You can pick a lot of names out, I'll let you chose them," he told Dickerson. But then he referred him to comments he made at an August fundraiser, where he reportedly called Cruz a "jackass."
Don't you just love how Boehner refers to the Bible and false prophets, yet he has no problem lying to Republican voters or calling Ted Cruz a "jackass"? Watch now as Boehner continues to screw over the American people.
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