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Senator Cruz returns to Texas welcome after shutdown battle - 8 minute standing ovation
Yahoo-Canada ^ | October 20, 2013 | Jim Forsyth

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at ca.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: conservatism; obamacare; sentedcruz; teaparty; tedcruz; texan; texas
Graham says GOP gave 'political gift' to Obama

Jeb Bush urges Cruz to show 'self-restraint'

1 posted on 10/20/2013 1:53:44 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wish I could have been there. I like Ted Cruz more every day!


2 posted on 10/20/2013 1:55:08 PM PDT by Ditter
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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.

".........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 state’s junior senator. “I was proud he was a Texan. I wish they would have held firm, and we’d still be shut down.”.............More

3 posted on 10/20/2013 1:55:35 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; WilliamRobert; warsaw44; Shadowstrike; Gator113; heshtesh; Fu-fu2; malia; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

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

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


4 posted on 10/20/2013 1:56:43 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

8 minutes is a very long ovation. Go Cruz!


5 posted on 10/20/2013 1:58:58 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Ditter
Ted Cruz gets hero's welcome from Texas GOP women "SAN ANTONIO — With roars of approval from hundreds of GOP women gathered in San Antonio, Sen. Ted Cruz defended his political tactics in Congress on Saturday and vowed to continue the uphill fight against the new federal health care law despite backlash even from fellow Republicans.........."
6 posted on 10/20/2013 1:59:35 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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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.


7 posted on 10/20/2013 1:59:44 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: tennmountainman
8 minutes is a very long ovation. Go Cruz!

Everything's bigger in Texas!

;^)

8 posted on 10/20/2013 2:00:40 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Wow...an 8 minute standing ovation...

Imagine how long of a standing ovation he would have gotten if he wasn't hated so much by his constituents .../ S

9 posted on 10/20/2013 2:03:50 PM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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"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.

GMTA! I often remark that I am hopeful of heading back to the United States from Red Hampshire in the near future...

10 posted on 10/20/2013 2:04:44 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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CNN Interview:

“......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.”....

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/10/cruz_hits_back_at_the_let_obamacare_collapse_caucus.html


11 posted on 10/20/2013 2:06:09 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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12 posted on 10/20/2013 2:08:04 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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13 posted on 10/20/2013 2:10:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (People will retain the power to control the Government, or it will retain the power to control them.)
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14 posted on 10/20/2013 2:11:29 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (People will retain the power to control the Government, or it will retain the power to control them.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obama never got an 8 minute ovation, even his sycophants know he is a complete farce of a human being.


15 posted on 10/20/2013 2:11:58 PM PDT by omega4179
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Yahoo libtards going nuts int he comment section calling for Cruz to ‘hang’. Just like in the old days, huh Democrats.


16 posted on 10/20/2013 2:12:09 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We’ve got your back, Senator.


17 posted on 10/20/2013 2:12:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

LOL. So true!


18 posted on 10/20/2013 2:14:51 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: DoughtyOne

Quote from a CNN news spot, “Ted Cruz was the most conservative candidate on the ballot and the formula worked!”


19 posted on 10/20/2013 2:15:18 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin speak for me. Almost everyone else is just noise.

Ted Cruz - 2016


20 posted on 10/20/2013 2:17:16 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s a good thing that “elections have consequences”, BOTH ways! The good people of Texas sent Cruz to the Senate, ‘nuf said.


21 posted on 10/20/2013 2:21:15 PM PDT by 88keys (I'm sorry, sir, I'm not a racist, I just don't fit in a handbasket...)
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To: Gator113

They’re the only ones with any adherence to the Constitution.


22 posted on 10/20/2013 2:26:42 PM PDT by stanne
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To: DoughtyOne

lol....


23 posted on 10/20/2013 2:26:48 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Support for Cruz appears to be growing by the minute...

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24 posted on 10/20/2013 2:26:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (People will retain the power to control the Government, or it will retain the power to control them.)
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MSM is in shock!


25 posted on 10/20/2013 2:27:31 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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26 posted on 10/20/2013 2:28:53 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (People will retain the power to control the Government, or it will retain the power to control them.)
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“After two months in Washington, it’s great to be back in America,” Cruz joked


27 posted on 10/20/2013 2:30:18 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: jersey117

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”.

How unexpected.


28 posted on 10/20/2013 2:30:51 PM PDT by Hugin
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Thanks Cincinatus’ Wife.


29 posted on 10/20/2013 2:38:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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“........8 minute standing ovation”

Texas gets it.


30 posted on 10/20/2013 3:06:21 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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The MSM wants to pretend that one guy shut down the government but it wasn’t Harry Reid, what a joke


31 posted on 10/20/2013 3:16:50 PM PDT by GeronL
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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”.


32 posted on 10/20/2013 3:28:30 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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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.


33 posted on 10/20/2013 3:36:55 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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34 posted on 10/20/2013 3:37:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (People will retain the power to control the Government, or it will retain the power to control them.)
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Texas Federation of Republican Women.

But, but, but Ted Cruz has been accused of being against women by the SRM.

35 posted on 10/20/2013 3:38:35 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: omega4179
Obama never got an 8 minute ovation

Heck, they were too busy fainting and others had to let medical personnel to the scene.

36 posted on 10/20/2013 3:40:29 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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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...


37 posted on 10/20/2013 4:16:25 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Gator113

YES, ME TOO.


38 posted on 10/20/2013 4:32:15 PM PDT by itssme
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"8 minute standing ovation..."

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!

39 posted on 10/20/2013 6:05:24 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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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.


40 posted on 10/20/2013 7:03:09 PM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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"After two months in Washington, it's great to be back in America,"

I love this guy!
41 posted on 10/21/2013 4:53:34 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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He’s a diamond in the rough.


42 posted on 10/21/2013 5:34:20 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Indeed.


43 posted on 10/21/2013 5:37:57 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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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.


44 posted on 10/21/2013 5:53:45 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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“...There are Republican gray beards that make the point, ‘Let’s 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.


45 posted on 10/21/2013 9:02:55 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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