Skip to comments.Texans Stick With Cruz Despite Defeat in Washington
Posted on 10/19/2013 6:04:14 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Michael Stravato for The New York Times
Bruce Labay, a businessman in El Campo, Texas, on Friday. Mr. Labay expressed his support
for Senator Ted Cruz by attaching plastic foam cups to a fence.
HOUSTON Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas and the face of the angry right, has been criticized, lambasted and lampooned for putting the nation through a 16-day government shutdown and the prospect of a financial default.
Bloomberg Businessweek put him on its cover as a mad hatter who defines how crazy is the new normal. Representative Peter T. King, a Republican from New York, has said Republican leaders need to go after Mr. Cruz and accused him of bringing the country to the edge of ruin.
In Texas, it is a different story.
Drivers speeding down a busy highway about 70 miles outside Houston have been greeted with two blunt messages that Bruce Labay put up at his oil field services business. One declared that Mr. Labay was tired of softhearted Republicans, though he used a more colorful adjective. The other read, We Need More Republicans Like Ted Cruz.
Mr. Labay, 55, made his signs by sticking 1,200 plastic foam cups, one by one, into the loops of his chain-link fence, a 90-minute project that filled much of the fencing around BL Oilfield Services in the town of El Campo.
I was proud of him, Mr. Labay said of the states junior senator. I was proud he was a Texan. I wish they would have held firm, and wed still be shut down. .......
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Go Ted Cruz!!
..He's in the middle of the maelstrom and although he was, I'm sure, keenly aware of what he was walking into, he's still human and surely appreciates encouragement and recognition from those who like what he's doing......
..especially in face of those horrible threats he is now receiving.
We are blessed to have him on our side....fighting for our cause and the Republic.
I admire Ted Cruz and feel bad that all the pussy Republicans abandoned and betrayed him
Cruz is smarter than most of Washington and the media and they don’t like that.
Obama is getting his way, he is making the US so poor and third world that we will have to pull out of the middle east. It is all about islam with Barry, it always has been.
Cruz wasn’t defeated. He offered a better route and his Senate colleagues were fine with the status quo in Washington. The people lost, and Cruz gained a national following. Depending on his desired path in the future, the only negative for Cruz in this is moving squarely into the liberal media buzzsaw.
If a highly principled, very articulate, very smart and fearless Hispanic man can’t weather the media nuclear attack, we may learn through this that no one can.
Texans stand for doing whats right.
“Remember the Alamo”
May have ended in a perceived defeat, but lead to greater things.
Ted Cruz carries on that dedication to purpose.
You're right. Cruz rallied Americans by showing everyone there are elected officials who will stand and represent conservatism.
He also exposed those who won't.
All and all, I'd say a very good day at the office.
Matt Mackowiak, a Republican political consultant
The kind that Dems love to have as their opponent.
Agree. Saving the Obamacare disaster and continuing the god-awful deficit wasn't a victory but that's what the Democrats and the GOP-E like to call it.
The problem with the government shut down was the cuts weren't nearly deep enough. Spending has to be cut by 1/4 to avoid more money printing, more borrowing or more economy-wrecking taxes.
The inside-the-beltway crowd is so out of touch it's astounding.
Poor Matt. Bless his heart. Something tells me life for him is going to be rather unpleasant, outside of Austin.
Who gives a crap what Peter King and the rest of the establishment thinks. We are here....we will be heard...if you hit us we will hit back. Peter King has earned himself a primary opponent....I hope. Being from New York I doubt we can replace him but we can damn sure make his sorry ass miserable!!!
Go, Ted! NYC will never understand. Well, maybe they will and that is why they are focused on doing Cruz in. And Palin! But there is a sea change, and they will know ... eventually.
Yeah, like we should let the New York times and our opposition pick who our heroes are.
I reckon I’ll have to visit Texas soon.
Let me get this straight, Cruz answered his campaign promise to dismantle the universally, and bipartisan disgust in Obamacare, actually did what he said he promised in his position as Senator.. OUTRAGEOUS..
Can’t let that happen.. An Honest Politician, UNBELIEVABLE, UNACCEPTABLE, UNALLOWABLE.. WELCOME TO TEXAS, WE KEEP OUR PROMISES AS WELL..
DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS OR TEXANS!