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"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
Bio: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  April 27, 2016
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Donald Trump Crushed Deluded Ted Cruz in the Last Six Republican Presidential Primaries

Cruz's conceit seems to have deluded him into believing that he must become President and then to believe that he is eligible and electable.

This year Donald Trump shocked the world.

He became the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, despite never having run for political office before.

New Yorkers may not be as shocked as their fellow Americans.

They know Trump as a fellow New Yorker.

And Republican New Yorkers remember that in 2012 Wendy Long shocked the New York political world by winning a majority in the Republican Senatorial primary against two sitting Republican officeholders, despite never having run for political office before.

Ted Cruz, Trump's chief rival for the Republican presidential nomination, has been trailing Trump since the first Republican primary (New Hampshire) and trying to explain that away by saying that Trump had a ceiling that would keep him from winning the Republican presidential nomination.

It seemed plausible, perhaps, but it was nonsense.

It did not follow that all the votes that went to other candidates would go to Cruz in a two-person race with Trump.

Over time other candidates suspended their campaigns and Trump's alleged ceiling rose from 25% to 30% to 35%.

Earlier this month, in a three-person race Trump won a majority in a Republican presidential primary for the first time.

It was in New York, his home state.

It was a super majority, more than 60%.

But Cruz blithely dismissed it as to be expected in a home state, although he had not won a majority in his own home state, Texas.

Actually, it was the beginning of the end of the danger to the Republican Party posed by the Cruz campaign.

The next week, Trump won five more primaries--Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island--by impressive majorities and even super majorities.


Trump has been referring to Cruz as "Lyin' Ted," perhaps because Cruz told everyone that he had no presidential eligibility despite being born in Canada and if he did have one, then so did Trump, because Trump's mother was born in Scotland.

Those Cruz claims are nonsensical.

Cruz is a natural born Canadian, not a natural born American.

If his mother had delivered him in the United States, he would have been a natural born American, but she didn't and he isn't.

Trump was born in the United States, which made him a natural born American, and his father was an American, which would have made him a naturalized American if he had not been a natural born American by birth in the United States.

But, perhaps Cruz is not lying.

Cruz seems to be deluded.

Deluded: "to mislead the mind or judgment of; deceive: His conceit deluded him into believing he was important" (

Cruz's conceit seems to have deluded him into believing that he must become President and then to believe that he is eligible and electable.

He isn't either eligible or electable.

This year make it Donald Trump for President and Wendy Long as United States Senator from New York instead of a third Clinton term and a fourth term for ACORN favorite Chuck Schumer.

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to,,, and and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

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