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*vanity* Anyone have video of Ted Cruz's 8 minute standing ovation?
10-20-2013 | Me

Posted on 10/20/2013 4:36:51 PM PDT by Kevin in California

I searched Youtube and it was nowhere to be found.


Thanks in advance:-)

TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: teaparty; tedcruz; texas

1 posted on 10/20/2013 4:36:51 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Kevin in California

Don’t think that people are ignoring you. They probably can’t help you.

2 posted on 10/20/2013 5:00:50 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Kevin in California

who sponsored the event? do they have a website?

3 posted on 10/20/2013 5:02:11 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Kevin in California

If you go to this URL, there’s an article about it and a clip from CNN describing the standing ovation.

4 posted on 10/20/2013 5:14:36 PM PDT by KalaSamy
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To: Excellence

women Republicans of Texas is the gist of it

5 posted on 10/20/2013 5:38:20 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Kevin in California
Watch this for 8 minutes.

Actually, I'd be more interested in the investigation to the death threats to Cruz.

6 posted on 10/20/2013 5:43:08 PM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: Kevin in California

Beside Ronald vote cast for Ted Cruz was the best vote I’ve ever cast.

Proud of you Ted!

7 posted on 10/20/2013 5:49:57 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Kevin in California
The great "applause caper" from the great Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago:

At the conclusion of the conference, a tribute to Comrade Stalin was called for. Of course, everyone stood up (just as everyone had leaped to his feet during the conference at every mention of his name). ... For three minutes, four minutes, five minutes, the stormy applause, rising to an ovation, continued. But palms were getting sore and raised arms were already aching. And the older people were panting from exhaustion. It was becoming insufferably silly even to those who really adored Stalin.

However, who would dare to be the first to stop? … After all, NKVD men were standing in the hall applauding and watching to see who would quit first! And in the obscure, small hall, unknown to the leader, the applause went on – six, seven, eight minutes! They were done for! Their goose was cooked! They couldn’t stop now till they collapsed with heart attacks! At the rear of the hall, which was crowded, they could of course cheat a bit, clap less frequently, less vigorously, not so eagerly – but up there with the presidium where everyone could see them?

The director of the local paper factory, an independent and strong-minded man, stood with the presidium. Aware of all the falsity and all the impossibility of the situation, he still kept on applauding! Nine minutes! Ten! In anguish he watched the secretary of the District Party Committee, but the latter dared not stop. Insanity! To the last man! With make-believe enthusiasm on their faces, looking at each other with faint hope, the district leaders were just going to go on and on applauding till they fell where they stood, till they were carried out of the hall on stretchers! And even then those who were left would not falter…

Then, after eleven minutes, the director of the paper factory assumed a businesslike expression and sat down in his seat. And, oh, a miracle took place! Where had the universal, uninhibited, indescribable enthusiasm gone? To a man, everyone else stopped dead and sat down. They had been saved!

The squirrel had been smart enough to jump off his revolving wheel. That, however, was how they discovered who the independent people were. And that was how they went about eliminating them. That same night the factory director was arrested. They easily pasted ten years on him on the pretext of something quite different. But after he had signed Form 206, the final document of the interrogation, his interrogator reminded him:

“Don’t ever be the first to stop applauding.”

8 posted on 10/20/2013 5:53:51 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: KalaSamy

Thank you so much for posting this link.

Hearing Cruz speak always energizes me, but this particular interview is a case study in how to debate liberals: Dana throws every glittery lure in her little kit at him, and he never gets sidetracked from his urgent message that Washington - and especially the GOP - needs to listen to the people.

Cruz is charming and articulate and persuasive - a true happy warrior, God bless him.

And he is teaching us some valuable skills in defeating the forces arrayed against us: marshal the facts and deliver them with authority and optimism and good will.

Poor Dana looked like a kid trying to play chess for the first time with someone other than her Daddy.

9 posted on 10/20/2013 6:23:03 PM PDT by Wife of D28Man
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related: Texans Stick With Cruz Despite Defeat in Washington

Texans Stick With Cruz Despite Defeat in Washington

10 posted on 10/20/2013 6:39:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Wife of D28Man

When Dana said “I am a big girl” you know she lost.

11 posted on 10/20/2013 6:58:24 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Rom 12:12)
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To: happyhomemaker

She tried “gotcha” questions and they didn’t work. You could see in her face that she was disappointed that she couldn’t take anything he said and twist it to fit their narrative. She kept tossing her head and held her eyes wide because she was choking back her disdain for Cruz.

12 posted on 10/20/2013 8:12:15 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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