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February 19, 2016
Donald Trump: "Ted Cruz is a totally unstable individual. He is the single biggest liar I've ever come across, in politics or otherwise, and I have seen some of the best of them."....Rep. Pete King on Trump: "A drunken uncle at a party."....Bernie Sanders: "I am proud to say that Henry Kissinger is not my friend."....Trump on Cruz: "The definition of sleaze."....George W. Bush on Trump: "Strength is not empty rhetoric. It is not bluster. It is not theatrics...The strongest person isn't usually the loudest person in the room."....Trump: "How can Ted Cruz be an Evangelical Christian when he lies so much and is so dishonest?"....Glenn Beck: "Too many people right now are looking at a guy like Trump and believing that that man has ever opened a Bible. That's the biggest crock of bullcrap I've ever heard. We all know it."....Cruz on Trump: "When you point to his own record he screams, 'Liar! Liar! Liar!'"....Trump on Cruz: "This guy will say anything. Nasty guy. Now I know why he doesn't have one endorsement from any of his colleagues."....Bush on Trump: "A man who insults his way to the nomination."....Trump on Cruz: "The worst liar, crazy, or very dishonest. Perhaps all three?"....David Denby: "If more people had read Mark Twain, Donald Trump wouldn't have gotten anywhere, because that kind of blustering egomania con artist is all through Huckleberry Finn, and you would recognize that this guy doesn't have any idea what he's talking about."....Gov. John Kasich on GOP: "I think we're fixing to lose the election to Hillary Clinton."....

February 10, 2016
NY Daily News: "Dawn of the Brain Dead: Clown comes back to life with N.H. win as mindless zombies turn out in droves."....HuffPo on Trump: "A serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and bully."....The National Review on Trump: "A philosophically unmoored political opportunist."....Eva Schloss, stepsister to Anne Frank, on Trump: "Acting like another Hitler by inciting racism."....P.J. O'Rourke on Trump: "A bigger racist pig than George Wallace."....Former Bush aide Pete Wehner: "If Mr. Trump heads the Republican Party, it will no longer be a conservative party; it will be an angry, bigoted, populist one."....Sen. Ted Cruz: "The Donald Trump school of debate: If the facts are uncomfortable, simply yell and scream and stomp your feet."....Trump on Cruz: "A flat-out liar."....Cruz on Trump: "A fragile soul."....Sen. Lindsey Graham on GOP primaries: "It's like buying a ticket on the Titanic after you see the movie. You know how it ends."....

February 3, 2016
Carly Fiorina on Hillary Clinton: "Qualified for the Big House, not the White House...She's escaped prosecution more than El Chapo."....Marco Rubio on Clinton: "One of her first acts as president may well be to pardon herself."....Chris Christie on Clinton: "She will never get within ten miles of the White House. The days for the Clintons in public housing are over."....Donald Trump on Glenn Beck: "A whack job."....Rubio on Ted Cruz: "Willing to say or do anything in order to win an election."....Trump on Cruz: "An anchor baby in Canada."....Rubio on Barack Obama: "Systematically and habitually violates the constitution."....Trump on NH Union-Leader publisher Joe McQuaid: "Truly a dishonest guy."....Sarah Palin on Iowa Rep. Steve King: "Maybe he's been hanging out in a cornfield too long huffing ethanol."....Fox News on Trump: "We can't give in to terrorizations toward any of our employees."....Trump on Fox: "Without me they'd have no ratings."....Daily Beast on Trump: "The Art of the Tantrum."....Ben Carson on the American people: "Terrified."....Rubio on Obama: "Seven disastrous years."....Former CIA director and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, on the 2016 presidential contenders: "The level of dialogue on national security issues would embarrass a middle schooler."....Bill Maher: "Somewhere along the line the information superhighway became Bullshit Boulevard."....

January 25, 2016
Donald Trump on Jeb Bush ad: "Desperately needed mommy to help him."....Bush press secretary Kristy Campbell on Trump: "Started the day aligning himself with white supremacists, ended it attacked a Former First Lady. Huge day..."....Trump on Bush: "He is ashamed to use the name 'Bush' in ads."....National Review on Trump: "A philosophically unmoored political opportunist."....Trump on NR: "A failing publication that has lost its way... Only knows how to criticize, but not how to lead."....former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Trump: "Primal screaming may be good for therapy, but it is a poor substitute for practical politics."....Elliot Abrams on Trump: "What's troubling is that he doesn't know that he doesn't know anything about national security."....Mark Helprin on Trump: "He is whatever he pleases to be at the moment, the only principle being the triumph of his will."....William Kristol: "Isn't Trumpism a two-bit Caesarism of a kind that American conservatives have always disdained?"....John Podhoretz on Trump as president: "Would be, unquestionably, the worst thing to happen to the American common culture in my lifetime."....Cal Thomas: "Isn't a narcissist what we currently have in the White House?"....Matt Walsh: "The melding of Trumpianity with Christianity has been among the more awkward and grotesque phenomenons I've ever witnessed...I watch it unfold feeling like a guy whose best friend just started dating the town floozy."....

January 21, 2016
Bob Dole on Ted Cruz: "I don't know how he's going to deal with Congress. Nobody likes him."....Trump on Cruz: "He's a nasty guy...Nobody in Congress likes him."....NY Daily News headline on Palin endorsing Trump: "I'm With Stupid!"....Trump on Cruz: "A maniac."....William Saletan on Cruz: "May be the most spectacular liar ever to run for president."....NY Rep. Pete King on Cruz: "Go back under a rock."....Cruz on Trump: "In terms of a commander in chief, I think we ought to have someone who isn't springing out of bed and tweeting in response to the latest polls."....Trump on Cruz: "Two-faced."....Cruz on NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: "Over and over again stands with the looters and criminals rather than the brave men and women of blue."....Trump on Obama: "Living in a fantasy land."....Marco Rubio on Obama: "Has deliberately weakened America."....Ted Nugent on Obama and Clinton: "They should be tried for treason and hung."....Matt Walsh on Trump: "If you vote for a man who worships himself over God, you deserve the tyranny that happens next."....Seth Meyers: "A good day for Obama only lasts the seven minutes before Repubicans s*** all over it."....Andy Borowitz: "I worry that the controversy about Ted Cruz's birth will distract people from the fact that he is a deranged sociopath."....

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