Skip to comments.Senator Cruz returns to Texas welcome after shutdown battle - 8 minute standing ovation
Posted on 10/20/2013 1:53:43 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, a favorite of the conservative Tea Party movement, returned home to a rousing welcome in Texas on Saturday after his attempt to derail Obamacare with a shutdown of the federal government led to sharp criticism of his tactics as reckless and futile.
"After two months in Washington, it's great to be back in America," Cruz joked in speaking to a crowd of about 750 people in a packed downtown San Antonio hotel ballroom.
Cruz was greeted with an eight-minute standing ovation in an appearance organized by the Texas Federation of Republican Women. People in attendance, many of them wearing red to show their support for keeping Texas a conservative-leaning state, lined up to greet him.
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Wish I could have been there. I like Ted Cruz more every day!
".........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..............More
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8 minutes is a very long ovation. Go Cruz!
I disagree with Lindsay. Cruz is getting standing ovations from his constituents. McCain is getting anger from his and Graham is getting a primary challenge. Screw the polls. The story on the ground is what counts.
Everything's bigger in Texas!
Imagine how long of a standing ovation he would have gotten if he wasn't hated so much by his constituents .../ S
GMTA! I often remark that I am hopeful of heading back to the United States from Red Hampshire in the near future...
“......Bash asked Cruz if he believed that Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sibelius should resign. Cruz replied that he believed she should. Bash questioned him about the politics of that. She asked, if Sebelius is such a liability for the Obama administration, whether Republicans benefit more from her remaining in her position.
“There are Republican gray beards that make the point, ‘Let’s let this collapse,’” he said.
“And they think you’re stepping on the message,” Bash added.
“I profoundly disagree with the message,” Cruz shot back. “I want to step on the message.”
“I consider that very — the Bad Samaritan theory,” he continued. “Basically inflict a bunch of harm on the American people and hope we benefit politically from it. What a terrible, cynical approach.”
“I’m not interested in seeing the American people suffer just because my party might benefit politically if they blame the Democrats for the foolish policies that have been imposed,” he concluded.”....
Obama never got an 8 minute ovation, even his sycophants know he is a complete farce of a human being.
Yahoo libtards going nuts int he comment section calling for Cruz to ‘hang’. Just like in the old days, huh Democrats.
We’ve got your back, Senator.
LOL. So true!
Quote from a CNN news spot, “Ted Cruz was the most conservative candidate on the ballot and the formula worked!”
Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin speak for me. Almost everyone else is just noise.
Ted Cruz - 2016
It’s a good thing that “elections have consequences”, BOTH ways! The good people of Texas sent Cruz to the Senate, ‘nuf said.
They’re the only ones with any adherence to the Constitution.
MSM is in shock!
“After two months in Washington, it’s great to be back in America,” Cruz joked
Funny thing, I was watching Fox News Sunday today, and all the pundits who were saying how stupid Cruz’ strategy was, now say that “surprisingly” it turned out to have benefits, because the Pubs are now “shaping the debate”.
Thanks Cincinatus’ Wife.
“........8 minute standing ovation”
Texas gets it.
The MSM wants to pretend that one guy shut down the government but it wasn’t Harry Reid, what a joke
Apparently Jebbie and George P. are fighting over Cruz. George P., a candidate for land commissioner, is wanting to say nice things about Cruz, but his dad is furious, considers Cruz a menace to the kind of GOP Jebbie wants. And imagine some on our forum once though Jebbie was a “real conservative”.
Jeb makes me want to barf.
I’m guessing the Castro brothers and their La Raza supporting mom weren’t in the San Antonio ballroom with Ted Cruz.
But, but, but Ted Cruz has been accused of being against women by the SRM.
Heck, they were too busy fainting and others had to let medical personnel to the scene.
Just remember back when Cruz was running for this office...
If Dewhurst had won, would we be having this conversation???
I hope everyone remembers that Cornyn weasel’d his way into the “nay” vote crowd, and some may look upon that as a saving grace fo rhis “effort”...
I’m calling bullsh!t on that...Cornyn played it safe, can say whatever he wants to in the next election cycle...He is dead to me as a principled republican elected official...
Time to show his ass the door...
I really hope we get to call Ted Cruz the “senior’ Senator from Texas next year...I’ll do my part...
YES, ME TOO.
Now that's what I call some serious love. I don't recall another politician ever receiving a standing ovation that long.
Ted, the country's behind you every step of the way. Bravo!
That guy will get a visit from the EPA soon, saying all those cups are a health hazard to wildlife and the local community, along with an audit by the IRS.
He’s a diamond in the rough.
All Senators and Reps should be forced to spend at least half the year in the states/districts. One of the main problems is once in DC they don’t feel the heat due to the party schedule.
“...There are Republican gray beards that make the point, Lets let this collapse, he said....”
Greybeard RINOs with a Yellow Streak a Mile Wide running up their backs.
I’ll stand with Ted.
He spoke up for “The Little Guy”. For Mom and Pop America.
He spoke up for those of us who our Public Servants so callously ignore and disregard and who blatantly show us their middle finger.
He spoke for me. I won’t forget it.