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Cruz: 'Bold Colors,' Not 'Pale Pastels' Key to Winning in 2014
Brietbart.com ^ | 14 Oct 2013 | Tony Lee

Posted on 10/15/2013 1:55:02 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Republicans have a chance to take back the majority in the Senate in 2014 only if the party boldly differentiates itself from Democrats.

“I think 2014 can and should be a very good Republican year and I think if Republicans stand for principle, we’re going to win in 2014," Cruz said in an interview with David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network.

Cruz argued that the 2006, 2008, and 2012 election cycles were "disastrous for Republicans," because in "all three of those cycles Republicans followed the philosophy of keep your head down, don’t rock the boat, don’t stand for anything, don’t take any risks and we’ll just somehow magically win at the polls."

Cruz contrasted those election cycles with 2010, where "Republicans stood strong for principle, we stood against Obamacare, we stood with the American people and we won a tidal wave election."

"Now what do all of the voices of Washington say now? ‘We need to return to the pattern of ’06,’08, and ’12. We need to return to not standing for anything, not risking anything, not rocking the boat,'" Cruz said. "That is a path to losing. The way you win elections is you paint in bold colors not in pale pastels. You stand strong for the American people just like Ronald Reagan did."

Cruz said "that’s the path to victory" and emphasized that "if Republicans do that I think in 2014 Republicans can and should take a majority of the U.S. Senate."

"But if we don’t stand for principle we’re not going to win in November," Cruz said.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz

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"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792

 

"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams

 

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1 posted on 10/15/2013 1:55:02 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; Luircin; jimbo807; MyDogAteMyBallot; erod; MarineMom613; MarMema; Puzzleman; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


2 posted on 10/15/2013 1:55:50 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

I need on please.


3 posted on 10/15/2013 1:59:46 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Done!


4 posted on 10/15/2013 2:01:24 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

You honor me SoConPubbie,
Thank You!


5 posted on 10/15/2013 2:03:03 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Well, It’s an honor to have you on the list BF.


6 posted on 10/15/2013 2:04:55 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

DAT TED = ‘HE DA BOMB’ It’s my opinion that you can actually get smart by LISTENING TO SMART PEOPLE....SO...TIME TO LISTEN UP TO TED....AUUU RAH!


7 posted on 10/15/2013 2:14:21 AM PDT by jimsin
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To: SoConPubbie

Thank you SoConPubbie and thank you for this great ping list.
Very much appreciated FRiend! :)


8 posted on 10/15/2013 2:14:51 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: SoConPubbie

We are so blessed to have somebody like him on our side. He has given me faith that maybe, we will actually save our nation. If we do, he surpasses all who preceded him.


9 posted on 10/15/2013 2:38:02 AM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: SoConPubbie
You stand strong for the American people just like Ronald Reagan did.

And don't forget Newt's Contract With America.

10 posted on 10/15/2013 3:01:14 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: SoConPubbie

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3079011/posts

“Sen. Ted Cruz met with roughly 15 to 20 House Republicans for roughly two hours late Monday night at the Capitol Hill watering hole Tortilla Coast.

The group appeared to be talking strategy about how they should respond to a tentative Senate deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling without addressing Obamacare in a substantive way, according to sources who witnessed the gathering. The Texas Republican senator and many of House Republicans in attendance had insisted on including amendments aimed at dismantling Obamacare in the continuing resolution that was intended to avert the current shutdown.

Sources said the House Republicans meeting in the basement of Tortilla Coast with Cruz were some of the most conservative in the House: Reps. Louie Gohmert of Texas, Steve King of Iowa, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Raúl Labrador of Idaho, Steve Southerland of Florida, Mark Meadows of North Carolina, and Justin Amash of Michigan.

The group is a collection of members who have often given leadership headaches in recent years by opposing both compromise measures as well as packages crafted by fellow Republicans. And, it seems, leadership unwittingly became aware of the meetup.

While the dinner meeting was held in a private basement room, the group was spotted by Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who was dining with some other members, including Gregg Harper, R-Miss. McCarthy is a regular at the Capitol Hill watering hole, and a source said he seemed particularly interested in what the group was up to.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.rollcall.com ...


11 posted on 10/15/2013 3:02:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: SoConPubbie

The man is the very essence of articulation; just amazing.


12 posted on 10/15/2013 3:06:54 AM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Please add me to your ping list.


13 posted on 10/15/2013 3:37:16 AM PDT by Pamlico (Oppose 0bama at every opportunity)
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To: SoConPubbie

This guy is friggin awesome! He’s taking the crappy GOPe by the horns and attempting to set them straight.


14 posted on 10/15/2013 4:28:34 AM PDT by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: Hostage
The man is the very essence of articulation; just amazing.

Mr. Cruz is a Harvard debate champion and, as the libs are finding out, very difficult to rattle. Ever hear Hillary as she gets excited while speaking? Her voice gets more and more shrill. You won't hear that from Mr. Cruz. If those two are running against each other in 2016, the contrast will be striking.

15 posted on 10/15/2013 4:58:58 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted Cruz is a once-in-a-generation kind of conservative. Completely unafraid. Thanks as always for the ping.


16 posted on 10/15/2013 5:01:43 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (My PV2 is my hero.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

The GOP agreeing to a union obamacare exemption will be the parties obituary. It boggles the mind that leadership would agree to that. Total beltway fever insanity.


17 posted on 10/15/2013 5:07:27 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: SoConPubbie

I seem to be missing Cruz’s message, no doubt because the media doesn’t want to convey it, but what does Cruz want in order to back off and vote to raise the debt limit? Is defunding Obama care the only issue in play, or does he feel like that’s not enough?

In any event, I’ve not heard him spell out that he would rather the US face default rather than fund Obamacare. I would guess this is his position, but I’m not sure.


18 posted on 10/15/2013 5:30:33 AM PDT by paristexas
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To: SoConPubbie

Put me on this list :)


19 posted on 10/15/2013 5:38:19 AM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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To: SoConPubbie

“Stand for principles”

You know that’s going to irritate the RNC and assorted RINOs in Congress. Can’t have that, you know. The media will find us objectionable.


20 posted on 10/15/2013 5:40:52 AM PDT by vekzen
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To: lodi90

The GOP agreeing to a union obamacare exemption will be the parties obituary. It boggles the mind that leadership would agree to that. Total beltway fever insanity.


Agree. And if that’s true I think we will see that, and congress exemption be first and foremost in Cruz et al ‘s 2014 push.

I for one hope they are bold enough to call this out.


21 posted on 10/15/2013 5:45:49 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Hostage

He needs to dial back just a bit of his hard edge and add back a touch of the Gipper’s humor.


22 posted on 10/15/2013 6:13:49 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: jjsheridan5

He is right—more and more I am liking this Ted Cruz.


23 posted on 10/15/2013 6:18:18 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I agree 100%.

I strongly support Ted Cruz, and believe he is one of the GOP candidates most highly qualified for President.

I do not agree with him on healthcare, because we have no alternative.

I believe until we have an alternative we need to support what reforms have been made. I realize this is a minority position but I hold it strongly.

Republicans you are the competition.

WHERE IS THE GOP HEALTHCARE PLAN?


24 posted on 10/15/2013 6:21:06 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The GOP has trotted out a half dozen different alternatives to Obamacare but MSM coverage hasn’t happened.

So long as individuals buy their coverage through third parties of any kind, costs will continue to be up and to the right.


25 posted on 10/15/2013 6:33:50 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Has the GOP passed any, in the House?

(I don’t know the answer to this question, actually)


26 posted on 10/15/2013 6:35:30 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted Cruz is the definition of “bold” and may he continue to
be a beacon for conservatives and conservative candidates!

I’m WITH the Cruz Missile!!


27 posted on 10/15/2013 6:59:58 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Done!


28 posted on 10/15/2013 7:11:53 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Pamlico

Done!


29 posted on 10/15/2013 7:13:26 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I do not agree with him on healthcare, because we have no alternative.

I believe until we have an alternative we need to support what reforms have been made. I realize this is a minority position but I hold it strongly.


That is simply an amazing statement CNN.

There ARE NO REFORMS IN OBAMACARE!

They have substituted Socialized Medicine for a system, though needing reform, with a system designed to destroy the medical insurance industry.

They have increased the cost of medicine greatly and reduced the quality.

Health insurance, medical care, is not a human right, it is not a constitutional right, IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT SOMEONE ELSE IS OBLIGATED TO PAY FOR YOU!

Your position on this issue is untenable for a conservative to take, and really brings doubt, if you continue to hold this position, as to your conservative credentials.
30 posted on 10/15/2013 7:19:14 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The only GOP ‘plan’ I want is for them all to get the hell out of the way. Let me buy from whom I want, where I want, what I want. I will negotiate my own prices.


31 posted on 10/15/2013 7:24:07 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: SoConPubbie

I disagree.

I disagree with you on this. I disagree with Sarah Palin on this (never, ever thought I would say that!)

I disagree with Senator Cruz on this.

That said, I am a bedrock American conservative.

The GOP needs to find some policy on insurance which is not chasing every democrat away.

We need to be ATTRACTING voters.

We need an healthcare insurance plan.

Of our own.

Now.


32 posted on 10/15/2013 7:31:04 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
That said, I am a bedrock American conservative.

No you're not.

YOu do, however, appear to be somewhat of a Christian socialist.

Obamacare is nothing but Socialized Medicine and is the antithesis of conservatism.

You cannot support it in any form and wrap yourself in the claim that you are a bedrock conservative.

You are deluded.
33 posted on 10/15/2013 7:38:19 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Well we seem to disagree on this issue, on which you seem to hold a high degree of view in common with the Conservatives I (otherwise) think the most of.

I am not saying you are wrong.

But I am saying I disagree on this issue.

And on the issue of American jobs. We need to stop sending US jobs to China.

Otherwise we’ll probably agree on most everything.


34 posted on 10/15/2013 7:42:37 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Reagan often met the press on the campaign trail with a very hard edge and very little humor. During the 1980 campaign the press painted him as certain to start WWIII.

The press also painted Reagan as a dim bulb, or they tried to but failed. A few top reporters and correspondents researched Reagan’s never released writings in his library after his two terms hoping to reveal his shallow command and lack of intellect. Instead they found a giant.

Reagan’s strength was not his humor and not even his principles, although his humor when visible was great and his principles were universal.

***Reagan’s strength was his ability to speak past the press and directly to the people.***

The press so many times would attempt to trap him but he would never back down. When they asked him for example why he didn’t support a freeze on nuclear weapons he would counter that he did not want to freeze their production but wanted to reduce their numbers.

Reagan saw all the traps the press would lay before him and with his quick wit and intelligence he would tie the press in knots.

Cruz is cut from the same cloth.


35 posted on 10/15/2013 8:03:34 AM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: Kharis13

Cruz is a Harvard law grad graduating in the top half of his class but I think he was a debate champion at Princeton. His debate skills were born when he was still a pup in Texas.


36 posted on 10/15/2013 8:05:03 AM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: Hostage
Some of my last reportage while a part of the scribbling profession involved the Gip’s campaign and the a**whipping he provided the miserable Jimmah Cahtah. He used humor to illustrate his ideas more often that was generally reported.
I think the reason it was overlooked was attributable to how truly awful Cahtah had become.
37 posted on 10/15/2013 8:08:12 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

It’s a shame we didn’t have Cruz running in 2012.


38 posted on 10/15/2013 8:12:59 AM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: SoConPubbie

please add me.

high volume is not only acceptable, it is hoped for!!!


39 posted on 10/15/2013 10:03:24 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: SoConPubbie

I do not wear Pale Pastels!
At least not in public.

40 posted on 10/15/2013 10:08:11 AM PDT by McGruff (We sure is catching a lot of flak lately. Wonder why?)
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To: ConservativeDude

Done!


41 posted on 10/15/2013 10:20:36 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Add me also please-—thanks


42 posted on 10/15/2013 11:54:39 AM PDT by nurse-rn
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To: nurse-rn

Done!


43 posted on 10/15/2013 12:20:07 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Aww, that flag needs to be a soothing shade of light lemon yellow... and the snake is too offensive, make it a weasel... JUST KIDDING JUST KIDDING


44 posted on 10/15/2013 12:21:39 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
We need an healthcare insurance plan. Of our own. Now.

Not a plan, total reform is needed. But I will give you this much, the Dem's rapped their transformation into the "hope" of a insurance plan aka a individual policy.

The total package needed has so many pieces to the puzzle ( Hsa's + Concierge Service, High Risk pool, purchasing across state lines, all types of policies brought back, web-based marketplace, purchasing through groups such as your church, etc etc etc). All those mentioned in the brackets will take time to explain, I am not sure the low informational type amongst us will take the time to learn or care...

45 posted on 10/15/2013 5:04:19 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: SoConPubbie

Please add me. Thank you.


46 posted on 10/15/2013 5:21:58 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: SoConPubbie

Please add me. Thank you.


47 posted on 10/15/2013 5:22:47 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: SoConPubbie
Terrific quotes having genuine truths to consider, thank you for posting them.

Sadly the GOP does not like the limelight, they do not want to be in charge, If they are in second position they are still the butt of scathing criticism, but when they are in charge it ramps up too much and unfortunately they can not stand the HEAT. God help America.

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul. Sarah Palin. Lee, and a few others are the exception and unless they can step forward and LEAD the weak GOP members that just want to get along and keep their perks; WE ARE LOST; and AMERICA with it! SCARY situation. We need to be mad. Mad as HELL with the GOP!

Pray for strength and understanding, and vision of God's solution to this debacle.

48 posted on 10/16/2013 9:45:10 AM PDT by geologist ("If you love me, keep my commands" .... John 14 :15)
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