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Cruz impresses supporters at Dublin event (New Hampshire)
Keene Sentinel ^ | August 24, 2013 | Kaitlin Mulhere

Posted on 08/24/2013 8:45:05 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says the there’s a new paradigm in politics, one defined by the rise of young leaders and grassroots change.

The Texas Republican brought the crowd to its feet a handful of times Friday night as he hit conservative talking points about tax reform, economic recovery and his goal to defund the Affordable Care Act.

About 100 people came to meet and listen to Cruz as he headlined a fundraiser for the N.H. State Republican Party held at the home of former ambassador Joseph Petrone and his wife, Augusta. Cruz’s stop in New Hampshire comes after two visits to Iowa earlier this summer, spurring speculation that Cruz is considering a run for the 2016 GOP presidential primary.

This is Cruz’s first time serving in office, and some say he’s a controversial figure for the Republican party, attracting the far right supporters but upsetting traditionalists, including some of his colleagues in the Senate, with his fiery attitude.

In his speech Friday, Cruz said fixing the economy should be the top priority of every elected official.

To help with that, he suggested tax reform, saying that the IRS be abolished.

Cruz continued his campaign to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, which he said was causing small business owners to stop hiring and cut employee hours. He explained again how he’ll refuse to sign off on federal spending that includes even a penny for the health care law.

“We’ve got to do something Republicans haven’t in a long time, stand up and win the argument,” he said.

But in the end, it’s not politicians who are going to make these changes, but the American people, Cruz said. Grassroots support got him elected in 2012 despite unlikely odds, and that same support can change the nation’s future.

Many in attendance Friday, such as David Dewitt of Dublin, liked Cruz for the youth and new air he’s bringing to the party.

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Cruz looked relaxed as he waited to speak Friday, tapping his cowboy boots as a musical group from Rindge sang patriotic songs.

He drew laughs from the crowd throughout his speech, impersonating Jay Leno and motioning to the vista of New Hampshire mountains behind him.

“And you can even see Canada from here,” he said, alluding to Sarah Palin’s famous gaffe when she was a Republican up-and-comer during the 2012 election.

Cruz has not said much about the possibility of a 2016 election run, but others at the event Friday had their focus honed on upcoming elections.

Jennifer Horn, chairwoman of the N.H. Republican party, said the party is starting to gather resources for 2014, so Republicans can take back the N.H. House of Representatives and increasing the party’s majority in the state senate.

“And I swear to you, come hell or high water, we’re winning back the corner office,” she said.

And U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte said winning the majority in the U.S. Senate in 2014 and electing a Republican president in 2016 will make a difference for the nation.

Whether or not Cruz will be one of the Republicans whose name is in that crowd remains to be seen, but plenty of people at the Dublin event said they hope it is.


TOPICS: Canada; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2016; abortion; augustapetrone; canada; cruz; deathpanels; jenniferhorn; josephpetrone; kellyayotte; newhampshire; nh; nhprimary2016; obamacare; sarahpalin; tedcruz; texas; zerocare
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The Keene Sentinel is a liberal college town daily. Dublin is a tiny town, just west of Peterborough, pehaps 40 minutes from the Vermont border in the SW corner of the state.

This is good news if the Petrones turn into supporters for '16. Jennifer Horn is a pro-life teapartier. I didn't know she was the new chairman.

1 posted on 08/24/2013 8:45:05 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Palin/Cruz 2016


2 posted on 08/24/2013 8:48:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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3 posted on 08/24/2013 8:49:21 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
Ted Cruz - 2016
4 posted on 08/24/2013 8:50:54 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Looks like Ted is going for the gold.

Good for him.


5 posted on 08/24/2013 8:51:57 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; Coleus; Sun; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; ...

ted cruz to NH ping


6 posted on 08/24/2013 8:53:26 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

This is how Santorumn got as far as he did.
Little towns, pressing the flesh, kissing babies.


7 posted on 08/24/2013 8:55:11 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
“And you can even see Canada from here,” he said, alluding to Sarah Palin’s famous gaffe when she was a Republican up-and-comer during the 2012 election.

Good Lord! How much more journalistic idiocy am I going to read tonight?!

Sarah Palin NEVER said any such thing! The "I can see Russia" crack was from an SNL piece with Tina Fey.

8 posted on 08/24/2013 8:59:05 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Flycatcher

He is diffusing the meme.


9 posted on 08/24/2013 9:01:30 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Flycatcher

Tina Fey was an authorized spokesman for Sarah. Did you not know?


10 posted on 08/24/2013 9:05:56 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: mylife
He may be the reporterette isn't.

She uses the phrase "famous gaffe." So she is an uninformed idiot. Aka: American journalist.

11 posted on 08/24/2013 9:06:21 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Flycatcher

Well what would one expect?


12 posted on 08/24/2013 9:07:50 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Santorum did all 99 counties in Iowa. He didn’t do it New Hampshire, as he couldn’t get much traction there.

The recent grassroots campaigns in NH were
Buchanan ‘92
Buchanan ‘96
Lamar ‘96
McCain ‘00
McCain ‘08
Huntsman ‘12
Paul ‘12

Huntsman went to every little town all over western NH. He and Paul clobbered Romney in the rural areas. But they both struck out in the suburbs of eastern New Hampshire. This event on Friday was a $100 per person event, so it wasn’t really voter outreach, but party folks and activists.


13 posted on 08/24/2013 9:15:19 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: mylife
Well what would one expect?

I expect honest, accurate, unbiased reporting from American journalists.

And unicorns...

14 posted on 08/24/2013 9:16:33 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Flycatcher

Kaitlin Mulhere can be reached at 603-352-1234, extension 1439, or kmulhere@keenesentinel.com. Follow her on Twitter @KMulhereKS.


15 posted on 08/24/2013 9:16:52 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I like Cruz— He will be a great Attorney General but you CAN NOT be born out side of the US as a citizen of that country. His presidential aspirations are over.


16 posted on 08/24/2013 9:17:28 PM PDT by SADMILLIE (r)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

she is 24
Hey, I’m Kaitlin. I’m a sophomore journalism and political science major and
English minor at the University of Florida. I was born on September 24, 1988


17 posted on 08/24/2013 9:18:56 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I’d put money down that he’ll be the nominee. He’s damn good.


18 posted on 08/24/2013 9:19:46 PM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: mylife

NH essentially killed off Santorum; after the loss in SC and FL, he could not recover in time, and the failure to contest VA was foolish.


19 posted on 08/24/2013 9:40:31 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: Theodore R.

My point was that Santorumn really got respect by stumping in every small town in Iowa.


20 posted on 08/24/2013 9:48:15 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Flycatcher

Amazing, is it not, how a lie can stick. It becomes the undoubted truth just by constant repetition.


21 posted on 08/24/2013 9:51:04 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: neverdem

do you know anything about a New Hampshire ping list?


22 posted on 08/24/2013 9:51:50 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

You know, Tina Fey is one of those weird time/space warp anti-continuums that history is full of.

I can see in her that she has a conservative core that she herself doesn’t even recognize, and she introduced the world to Sarah on accident.

These liberals are having kids now and are re-thinking the spiritual world they merrily and financially-gaining helped destroy. I hope their personal revelations regarding their past behavior hurt hard, deep, painful and permanent. Not for their kids. Just them.


23 posted on 08/24/2013 9:53:07 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Lakeshark

I guess we got to around 20 on this thread. Sad, sad Millie.


24 posted on 08/24/2013 9:55:22 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Theodore R.

Santorum would have done much better in New Hampshire if a Romney guy in IOWA had not lied about his local caucus vote. Santorum won in Iowa, but half the people in NH did not know this. Timing is everything.


25 posted on 08/24/2013 9:55:58 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Ted Cruz is what we’ve been looking for - eloquent, moral, youthful, spunky, hard-working pro-life conservative!

And there are a few others I like, as well.


26 posted on 08/24/2013 10:16:04 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: mylife

“This is how Santorumn got as far as he did.
Little towns, ..”

So true.

At the beginning Santorum got as little as only a few people, I heard, and then he ends up winning the Iowa primary.


27 posted on 08/24/2013 10:18:40 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

Yep.

Meet and greets work.


28 posted on 08/24/2013 10:20:39 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I know he has to praise Kelly Ayotte because he is there with her, but the combination of his praise for her and his praise for Marco Rubio suddenly makes me very wary of Sen. Cruz’s position on amnesty for illegals. I hope I’m wrong.


29 posted on 08/24/2013 10:25:19 PM PDT by Piranha (Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have - Saul Alinsky)
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To: RobbyS

It was not announced until the day after the NH primary—or the day of. But it hurt Santorum big time. All the media talked about after NH was McLame.


30 posted on 08/24/2013 10:50:33 PM PDT by RightLady
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Quite frankly Santorumn did not have what it takes, but I applaud him for the good old tiny town stump campaign.


31 posted on 08/24/2013 10:55:00 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
Jennifer Horn, chairwoman of the N.H. Republican party

Good news that she is a member of The Tea Party Movement, we need lots of them heading up the GOP state orgs!

32 posted on 08/24/2013 10:56:49 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Theodore R.

Poor Rick had no money to fight.

A fatal error.


33 posted on 08/24/2013 10:56:57 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Cue up the usual Cruz scab pickers...


34 posted on 08/25/2013 5:16:58 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: SADMILLIE

You will be proven wrong. Of that there is no doubt.


35 posted on 08/25/2013 5:56:28 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." - Glenn Beck)
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To: Piranha

His position on illegals is what it is. Period. It’s legendarily opposite from Rubio’s and Ayotte’s, who are idiots.


36 posted on 08/25/2013 5:58:51 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." - Glenn Beck)
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To: Piranha
Ayotte...

She traitored us by being a compromiser instead of a principled woman. She seems young, personable, and stupid. Maybe she can be brought in line with a Cruz/Paul coalition if she finally "gets it" about the invasion of the US and how it's destroying the nation.

37 posted on 08/25/2013 6:03:10 AM PDT by grania
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To: SADMILLIE

Fortunately the rest of us are not handicapped by your mistaken understanding of the law.

It’s about time the birthers start getting zotted.


38 posted on 08/25/2013 6:19:21 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: RobbyS
Amazing, is it not, how a lie can stick. It becomes the undoubted truth just by constant repetition.

Exactly. On other threads last night, more of these lies were repeated. For instance, it was asserted (again) that Stand-Your-Ground laws were the problem in the Zimmerman case, and that the Westboro Baptist Church is evangelical Christian (they're Dem operatives, of course). But these bald-faced lies keep being repeated in the media. It's infuriating, because it's very often intentional.

39 posted on 08/25/2013 6:50:52 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Good lord. Banned over interpretation of a law ? Seriously ? It isn’t 100 percent clear to even legal scholars that citizenship is the same thing as a “natural born citizen” — the requirement for becoming president. It isn’t like there is a dispute over the underlying facts or a vast, far reaching plot to forge birth certificates, perpetrate a massive fraud and lie about his past as part of a vast conspiracy to become president.


40 posted on 08/25/2013 7:10:43 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: Sun
Ted Cruz is what we’ve been looking for -

You know he's the one when the media and the Marxists start trashing him this early.

41 posted on 08/25/2013 7:38:44 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
“And you can even see Canada from here,” he said, alluding to Sarah Palin’s famous gaffe

The meme that doesn't die... she never said it

42 posted on 08/25/2013 8:07:07 AM PDT by GeronL
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I like Cruz— He will be a great Attorney General but you CAN NOT be born out side of the US as a citizen of that country. His presidential aspirations are over.

Please point out the relevant part of the US Constitution that supports your opinion of the meaning of "Natural Born" citizenship requirements.

Lacking that, please point out the relevant law pass by the US Congress and signed by a US President that supports your opinion of the meaning of "Natural Born" citizenship requirements.

Lacking that, please point out the relevant US Supreme Court ruling that supports your opinion of the meaning of "Natural Born" citizenship requirements.

If you can't provide any of the above, you don't have a leg to stand on.

You see, the founders of this country (those guys who wrote the US Constitution) were really smart guys and with the exception of Slavery (for very real and well-stated reasons) covered everything that they could think of at the time in detail. I sincerely doubt that if they thought as you do on this subject, they would have overlooked this issue and not have left clear requirements/definition in the Constitution.

Does not seem very likely.
43 posted on 08/25/2013 8:09:32 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Flycatcher

I agree... they should bash tina fey... but she is a registered DEMonic so.....


44 posted on 08/25/2013 8:49:57 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: grania

Politics is made up of cycles... the order can be screwed up but change is constant. These people in office that are there for personal reasons will always be blown with the wind. I can remember a time on CNN where a democrat would balk at being called a “liberal”. They hate being called that today... how “progressive” of them. One day when the pendulum swings back to the right... these “politicians” will be solid Conservatives... until the wind changes again. We need men and women that will stay the course and run a true helm during the height of the storm... not parasites seeking personal wealth and power.

LLS


45 posted on 08/25/2013 8:56:31 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Flycatcher

Tina Fey....the one trick pony. Had 11 minutes of fame doing a half-a$$ed lying imitation of a true, straight arrow American patriot: Sarah Palin.


46 posted on 08/25/2013 12:09:05 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: ilgipper
I’d put money down that he’ll be the nominee. He’s damn good.

Yes, he is. But we'll have to deal with all the birther silliness before he can get the nomination for either pres or veep.
47 posted on 08/25/2013 2:09:11 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: Piranha

He has to praise Rubio as it is not in his long term interest to cold-war the GOP establishment at this time. Too early and Cruz is giving the MSM an early bulls-eye so they could dig up dirt on him. Palin got the treatment in 2010.


48 posted on 08/25/2013 4:30:12 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: highball

Hopefully once the race gets underway zots will be forthcoming for the trolls going after Cruz.


49 posted on 08/25/2013 6:00:08 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: unixfox

“You know he’s the one when the media and the Marxists start trashing him this early.”

That’s right.

They sure have reason to worry when we have a candidate like Cruz.


50 posted on 08/25/2013 8:53:19 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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