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Ted Cruz Stuns Hagel With Al Jazeera 'Bully' Bite (Video at link)
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Posted on 01/31/2013 1:02:47 PM PST by Perdogg

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To: TexanByBirth

By the way, do you have any idea how much money she brought to Cruz with her endorsement as well as throwing in some of her own?


51 posted on 01/31/2013 2:44:05 PM PST by Ms. Blunt
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Helms is a high bar, indeed. Probably the best Senator in the past 50 years.


52 posted on 01/31/2013 2:44:26 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: TexanByBirth

Especially not by Ted Cruz, who credits her endorsement with helping him beat Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the race for the Texas GOP Senate nomination.

While speaking with POLITICO’s Mike Allen this morning, the Texas Republican Senate nominee called Palin’s endorsement “game-changing.”

“If you look at the senate races across the country this cycle and last cycle, Governor Palin has had a game changing impact one after the other,” explained Cruz.

Palin endorsed Cruz, a Tea Party favorite who shares her philosophy of liberty and limited government, just days before a wide-open May 29 primary, helping to propel Cruz into a strong second place showing. The Cruz surge provided momentum for his runoff battle with Dewhurst.

“Fighters like Ted Cruz can lead the charge for us,” former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said in July when she came to Texas to campaign with Cruz, calling him a “a proven, common-sense constitutional conservative.”

The Tea Party favorite admitted that many have referred to his victory as “improbable.” He told Allen that the reason why Palin’s endorsement has had such an enormous impact is because voters consider her a true barometer of conservatism.

“In a Republican primary, everyone claims to be conservative and voters are pretty cynical. They are tired of these candidates that sounds great on the stump. They say they are going to cut spending, they get into the office and they become spineless jellyfish,” Cruz said. “I think conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is a real deal.”

http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2012/08/ted-cruz-says-sarah-palins-endorsement-was-game-changing-in-his-senate-win/


53 posted on 01/31/2013 2:44:37 PM PST by free me
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To: outinyellowdogcountry

Cornyn is probably trying to stay relevant now that the Lone Star state has a new star on their hands.


54 posted on 01/31/2013 2:47:12 PM PST by Sybeck1
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To: Springfield Reformer

I hear ya. I’ve got Feinstein and Boxer and for the kicker Jerry Brown! Cruz is the real deal and a joy to watch in that clip.


55 posted on 01/31/2013 2:48:20 PM PST by nicksaunt
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To: Perdogg

It’s pretty obvious that Owebama pulled Hagel in because of his attitude toward Israel. Also because Hagel won’t blink and eye if/when Owebama gives him stand down orders when the arabic states attack Israel.


56 posted on 01/31/2013 2:49:05 PM PST by Ms. Blunt
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To: Ms. Blunt
Thank you. I wasn't trying to start a fuss over an obvious home run with Cruz. I was just making the point of Palin's power in the conservative movement. Many here seem to have Palin derangement syndrome. I can only think of a half dozen people that may have as much power in the conservative movement as Palin. Putting a Cruz yard sign up doesn't hurt, but I'm sure Palin made a bigger impact on his win.

And I don't like putting stuff in my home page. I don't even have a Facebook page for the same reason. I don't want everyone in the world knowing everything about me. Frankly, It's none of their business. I haven't even been out of Texas more than a couple dozen times in my life. I have the flag in front of my house. I don't need it on FR.

57 posted on 01/31/2013 2:54:47 PM PST by chuckles
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To: TexanByBirth

Mark Levin was, (is) a big Cruz supporter.


58 posted on 01/31/2013 2:56:07 PM PST by Cuttnhorse (God made man but Sam Colt made them equal)
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To: TexanByBirth

This is like the debate whether the infantry is more important than the air force. They both have a critical role. Cruz was not within striking distance until Sarah gave him the air cover he needed. And if I recall, he was more than willing to give her credit for conspicuous aid right when he needed it. Why begrudge her the credit she is due? And I’m sure if you ask her, she’d be just as happy to credit the ground troops for their indispensable contribution. Like Red Green says, we’re all in this together.


59 posted on 01/31/2013 2:59:17 PM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: cotton1706

Hagel is a “RARE” Republican. He has always been a “Reach Around Republican Establishment” type, you know the kind, the ones that think that the highest goal of politics is to reach an agreement, to come together, regardless of terms or consequences.


60 posted on 01/31/2013 3:22:56 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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61 posted on 01/31/2013 3:27:44 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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Thinking we're a bully is a qualifier in some circles. It's consistant with the apology tour.

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Thinking we're a bully is a qualifier in some circles. It's consistant with the apology tour.

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65 posted on 01/31/2013 3:29:12 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: cotton1706

He’s actually doing his job - looking out for america - and he’s smart.


66 posted on 01/31/2013 3:34:20 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Ms. Blunt

“What good does it do to try to diminish Palin’s role in it.”

I’m with you and chuckles on that!


67 posted on 01/31/2013 3:44:22 PM PST by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: TexanByBirth

Texan here. Just anecdotal, but I got ten to twelve rather fair-weather Republican voters to show up at the primary and vote for Cruz, based entirely on Palin’s endorsement. They were not going to bother with voting in the primary up until I informed them about this.


68 posted on 01/31/2013 3:44:50 PM PST by greene66
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To: potlatch

He’s so awesome. :D


69 posted on 01/31/2013 3:48:33 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Cruz is the most articulate American politician I have ever heard.


70 posted on 01/31/2013 3:49:39 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: kidd

And I’m one of them! Woo-hoo


71 posted on 01/31/2013 3:56:00 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: chuckles

Cruz is harder for the lefties to take on, in part because of his formal education. Palin doesn’t have that going for her. But she is the best stump speaker I have ever heard and has the common touch. Each of them is unafraid to confront the left, and Cruz owes nothing to nobody in Texas except the people who voted for him and maybe his Dad. Cruz is a chip off the old block, because his Dad is just as smart.


72 posted on 01/31/2013 3:57:33 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Perdogg

Weasel!!


73 posted on 01/31/2013 4:04:02 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: RobbyS

Cruz gives me hope. Hagel is a manchurian cur. His appointment must be denied. Poor Sam Nunn must have been blackmailed into sponsoring this nomination.


74 posted on 01/31/2013 4:04:02 PM PST by Broker (SIG357)
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To: Osage Orange

Hagel, like most congresscritters, just wants to keep his job and retire with all the perks and privileges that are denied to the common citizen.

That whole congressional system needs a total makeover i.e. term limits.


75 posted on 01/31/2013 4:22:45 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: FatherofFive
By what definition could Hagel be considered a Republican? What single Republican position does Hagel support?

I'm thinking he's a Powell-wing Republican.

76 posted on 01/31/2013 4:24:07 PM PST by unique3
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To: nicksaunt

Feel you pain, I got stuck with Inslee, Murray, and Cantwell.


77 posted on 01/31/2013 4:32:28 PM PST by CityCenter (Compromise is the welcome mat to deception.)
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To: Perdogg

SAY NO TO CHUCK

(Sends Letters to your Senators)

http://notochuck.com/


78 posted on 01/31/2013 4:41:12 PM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: JCBreckenridge

I don’t think he’ll be easily intimidated. Hope not anyway, we need people like him speaking out!


79 posted on 01/31/2013 4:49:27 PM PST by potlatch
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

“Jesse Helms still my all time favorite RIP”

Grew up listening to this great patriot on WRAL news out of Raleigh, telling the the dangers of the world being taken over by communists and homosexuals. There will never be a greater friend of liberty and justice. There will never be another Senator No. Long live the memory of this great American.

“Next to Ronald Reagan, Jesse Helms is the most important conservative of the last 25 years. No conservative, save Reagan, comes close to matching Helms’ influence on American politics and policy in the quarter-century since he won a Senate seat in North Carolina.” —Fred Barnes (Fox News analyst)


80 posted on 01/31/2013 4:49:57 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: stanne

I’m impressed.
Looks as if the GOP does have a “bench” after all...


81 posted on 01/31/2013 4:54:21 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: All

All y’all can thank me because I voted for him twice!


82 posted on 01/31/2013 6:11:39 PM PST by micmac
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To: RobbyS

>>Each of them is unafraid to confront the left,

This, and the ability to go around the media, is my primary decision point for conservative candidates. It is why I was for Cain, and then Newt, in the Presidential primary. No one else came close.


83 posted on 01/31/2013 6:47:40 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: micmac

Thanks micmac!


84 posted on 01/31/2013 7:00:50 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: TexanByBirth; chuckles

Are you new to following politics? That’s okay - - stick around here and you’ll learn plenty. Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Cruz launched him past the establishment favorite, Dewhurst. Had you been following the race back then, you wouldn’t even question that.

FRegards, and have fun learning and growing,
LH


85 posted on 01/31/2013 7:06:26 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Perdogg

“Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats.” — H.L. Mencken

Hmmmmm ....

I wonder if Sarah Palin owns a black flag ...


86 posted on 01/31/2013 7:10:46 PM PST by DNME (Without the Constitution, there is no legitimate U.S. government. Period.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Hagel is a handsome dolt. He tried to be a Republican, but he wasn’t smart enough.


87 posted on 01/31/2013 7:22:49 PM PST by cookcounty
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“Ted Cruz carved up Hagel like a Thanksgiving turkey..

Agreed 100%. But I must admit that as an Iowan, I never knew about Hagel and his foibles.


88 posted on 01/31/2013 8:12:23 PM PST by chooseascreennamepat (Have you thought about going vegan, Karl?)
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To: TADSLOS
You betcha!
Senator Ted Cruz ROCKS!


89 posted on 01/31/2013 8:18:15 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: stanne

“Cruz speaks. We’re going to need people who are good at what dems are good at- communicating their points.”

My most vivid memory of last year’s RBC in Tampa was Ted Cruz’s speech. He did it without notes and without a podium or teleprompter.

I remember thinking “My God, this guy is destined for bigger and better things”.


90 posted on 01/31/2013 8:23:43 PM PST by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: Perdogg

Cruz is quite impressive....


91 posted on 01/31/2013 9:51:10 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: TADSLOS; Sarah Barracuda

I just watched Senator Cruz tear Hagel a new one during the first round of questioning! I’m watching the replay on C-SPAN.

He played both tapes.

WOW!


92 posted on 01/31/2013 9:58:26 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

The man has True Grit.


93 posted on 01/31/2013 10:03:54 PM PST by TADSLOS ( "I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."-George Mason)
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To: onyx

Ted Cruz is just amazing. if I lived in Texas I would have voted for this man. What we need as a GOP are more Ted Cruz types running for office..he said everything that needed to be said and then some..as my cousin would say..Cruz tore Hagel a new one..Hagel won’t be able to sit for a month


94 posted on 01/31/2013 10:04:08 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: TADSLOS

He’s fabulous!


95 posted on 01/31/2013 10:08:34 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Yep. Well, Missy, if things go badly, you might end up in Texas, when I come get you along with my grandchildren! Then again, we might get to vote for Cruz for president one day!

C-SPAN is replaying the hearing now and I am watching.


96 posted on 01/31/2013 10:11:38 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

A Palin/Cruz ticket..or vise versa..right now that is my dream ticket..I would love to move to Texas one day..Texas is one of the states I would love to live in..I am watching the replay now too Hagel looked like he was going to take a dump right there..trust me I know that look LOL


97 posted on 01/31/2013 10:18:45 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Oh yes, that would be a DREAM ticket. He’s wonderful and she really helped him win that primary! I think you’d really like Texas! I love Ft. Worth!


98 posted on 01/31/2013 10:21:40 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

ROTFL @ you know that look!


99 posted on 01/31/2013 10:22:21 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

I remember when Sarah endorsed Cruz..she got some flack from some people saying she should have endorsed the other guy..looks like she was right...again!! Yeah I know there are some liberal parts of Texas that I need to stay away from(like Austin) but maybe San Antonio might be nice..but I will never become a Spurs fan thats where I draw the line LOL


100 posted on 01/31/2013 10:37:29 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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