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Ted Cruz Invites Obama to Border, Calls for Bombing ISIS ‘Back to the Stone Age’
ABC News ^ | 08/30/2014 | Chris Good

Posted on 08/30/2014 6:50:54 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Sen. Ted Cruz today invited President Obama to accompany him to a golf course on the Texas-Mexico border, telling conservatives at an Americans for Prosperity summit in Dallas he thought that was “the only way there is a chance in heaven that he might come” to the region.

The Texas Republican and potential 2016 presidential contender also heavily criticized the president’s foreign policies and suggested that the U.S. should bomb ISIS “back to the stone age.”

“Tonight I am officially extending an invitation for Barack Obama to come join me at the border in Texas,” Cruz said. “I figured the only way there is a chance in heaven that he might come: I am inviting him to a golf course.”

Cruz told the audience that he is inviting Obama to join him at Lajitas Golf Resort in Big Bend, where, on “the 11th hole, the pin is on the other side of the Rio Grande, so you can only go for a hole in one.”

Cruz devoted much of his speech to lambasting Democratic immigration reforms and warned that it would be “utterly lawless” for Obama to offer “amnesty” without the consent of Congress. Obama is expected to take executive action on immigration sometime this fall, but it has remained unclear when or how aggressively the president would seek to change U.S. policy.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; americans4prosperity; bordercrisis; cruz; golf; golfcourse; golfing; idiot; isis; kochbrothers; mexico; obama; stupidity; tedcruz; texas; whatanidiot
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Not criticizing Ted Cruz, but this could have been a great moment for him to highlight the plight of our Marine Sergeant languishing in a Mexican prison for simply making a wrong turn at the border.

Governor Moonbeam ignore the Marine when the President of Mexico was in California, and Ted Cruz plainly forgot all about him too.

1 posted on 08/30/2014 6:50:54 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Many parliamentary systems (such as the United Kingdom) have “shadow” prime ministers, ministers and so on. Seems that we have a shadow president.


2 posted on 08/30/2014 6:54:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I still say that Brak Ubama should hold in person “no strings attached” negotiations with them, just as he had promised to Iran!


3 posted on 08/30/2014 6:56:55 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee! First one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey anyone that wants to bomb ISIS back to the stone age is good with me. Especially when we probably have a president thats probably smuggling arms to and financing them in part...


4 posted on 08/30/2014 6:58:14 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001
I appreciate Sen Cruz's thought, but he may be thinking small...

5 posted on 08/30/2014 7:04:16 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regret.s - but it may be too late.)
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To: jsanders2001
"Hey anyone that wants to bomb ISIS back to the stone age is good with me. Especially when we probably have a president thats probably brazenly smuggling arms to and financing them in part..."

I took the liberty of editing your post, FRiend.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

6 posted on 08/30/2014 7:08:06 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in Battle!)
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To: BigEdLB

I don’t want any ISIS members on our soil even if it means combining numerous militias to fight a war that our own military won’t


7 posted on 08/30/2014 7:08:18 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

Cruz is using FR for his talking points.


8 posted on 08/30/2014 7:09:02 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Plea$e $upport Free Republic.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gotta love Ted Cruz.


9 posted on 08/30/2014 7:21:25 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Cruz is using FR for his talking points.

It appears that he does. This is a good thing.

10 posted on 08/30/2014 7:25:20 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Senator Ted Cruz ROCKS!

Brilliant patriot!


11 posted on 08/30/2014 7:29:45 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Ouderkirk

It works very well for Rush.


12 posted on 08/30/2014 7:31:00 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Plea$e $upport Free Republic.)
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To: onyx

bomb them back to the Prec-Cambrian.


13 posted on 08/30/2014 7:31:45 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: jsanders2001

Bombing Isis back go the stone age would be a very, very short trip for them. Neanderthals were much more sophisticated and civil.


14 posted on 08/30/2014 7:34:55 PM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m serious, and this is not necessarily against you, SeekAndFind ... I am INCREDIBLY tired of reading Ted Cruz threads where Ted did or said something really fine, and having FReepers — of all people! — whine that, “Yeah, but he didn’t do THIS!” or “He didn’t do THAT!” Can we stop these ridiculous knee-jerk reactions and get behind SOMEONE in power who obviously lives a political life in a way Ronald Reagan would heartily approve, and who has PROVEN HIMSELF one of the two or three U.S. Senators unafraid to actually TAKE ON this incredibly corrupt Administration. Sorry for the rant, but we need to STOP criticizing our friends and start supporting them. The hour is getting LATE!


15 posted on 08/30/2014 7:39:14 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: SeekAndFind

ISIS doesn’t need to be bombed back to the Stone Age.

ISIS needs to be destroyed to the last man.


16 posted on 08/30/2014 7:42:36 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: SeekAndFind

YES


17 posted on 08/30/2014 7:43:29 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bomb Iran and its allies back to the Stone Age first. Let the Shiites and their religious allies in parts of Europe deal with ISIS.


18 posted on 08/30/2014 7:44:07 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Cruz/anybodybutRand 2016.


19 posted on 08/30/2014 7:46:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Cruz told the audience that he is inviting Obama to join him at Lajitas Golf Resort in Big Bend, where, on “the 11th hole, the pin is on the other side of the Rio Grande, so you can only go for a hole in one.”


20 posted on 08/30/2014 7:53:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SeekAndFind
ISIS is already in the Stone Age.

Bombing never won a war.

21 posted on 08/30/2014 7:56:14 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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Rand Paul's immigration speech
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform
Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...
[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]

22 posted on 08/30/2014 7:58:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Rand Paul: Time for GOP to soften war stance
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.
[Posted on 01/31/2013 5:08:50 PM PST by xzins]

23 posted on 08/30/2014 8:00:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Rand Paul On Shutdown: "Even Though It Appeared I Was Participating In It, It Was A Dumb Idea"
I said throughout the whole battle that shutting down the government was a dumb idea. Even though it did appear as if I was participating in it, I said it was a dumb idea. And the reason I voted for it, though, is that it's a conundrum. Here's the conundrum. We have a $17 trillion debt and people at home tell me you can't give the president a blank check. We just can't keep raising the debt ceiling without conditions. So unconditionally raising the debt ceiling, nobody at home wants me to vote for that and I can't vote for that. But the conundrum is if I don't we do approach these deadlines. So there is an impasse. In 2011, though, we had this impasse and the president did negotiate. We got the sequester. If we were to extend the sequester from discretionary spending to all the entitlements we would actually fix our problem within a few years.
[Posted on 11/19/2013 12:16:51 PM by Third Person]

24 posted on 08/30/2014 8:01:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt's Generals: 'How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?'
Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt's military -- even as Cairo's security forces massacre anti-government activists. [by "anti-government activists" is meant church-burning Christian-murdering jihadists]
[Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat]

25 posted on 08/30/2014 8:01:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Jim Noble

I seem to remember a couple of bombs at the end of WW2 winning a war. The problem with the Uncle Sam of today is that its overehelming scientific and military advantage is nullified by hand wringing by the media as soon as stiff oposition is encountered, which leeds to fighting asymetrical warfare orientated opponents with both hands tied. Gulf war 1 showed the way U.S needs to take on Isis. Massive force and very quick. Forget nation building.


26 posted on 08/30/2014 8:28:28 PM PDT by Long Jon No Silver
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To: JennysCool
I had the same reaction as you to SeekandFind's comment. I said to myself, "Why does there always have to be something wrong when people [like Cruz] who are fighting for us speak out boldly?" There is always someone ready with a "yeah, but..."

It is no surprise the Left keeps moving the ball down the field when those of us on the Right are always forming a circular firing squad.

Oh well, at least no one on this thread [yet] has blasted Cruz for being a liberal member of the GOPe.
27 posted on 08/30/2014 8:30:05 PM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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To: SeekAndFind

so Ted wants Obama to go against his own homies, his own gang ???


28 posted on 08/30/2014 8:43:23 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: SeekAndFind

How can we bomb Islam back to the stone ages when that is essentially where they are now?


29 posted on 08/30/2014 8:44:46 PM PDT by Reno89519 (For every illegal with a job, there's an American without one.)
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To: SeekAndFind
...Calls for Bombing ISIS ‘Back to the Stone Age’...just what my wife's GP told her during a conversation while she was getting her last checkup - not the kind of comment I'd usually expect from a medical professional....
30 posted on 08/30/2014 8:51:10 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Long Jon No Silver
I seem to remember a couple of bombs at the end of WW2 winning a war

Yes, I remember that, too.

Japan surrendered after two nukes. And also after the deaths of >2 million soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines. And also after the sinking of almost the entire IJN. And also after the burning of Tokyo, Nagoya, Yokohama, Osaka, and Kobe.

Bombing areas of Iraq and Syria controlled by ISIS cannot achieve the scale of military defeat inflicted on Japan by August 5, 1945.

31 posted on 08/30/2014 9:08:39 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Seems like Cruz has an inborn grasp of “political strategy” that others (Mitt, Juan) can only dream about.


32 posted on 08/30/2014 9:45:31 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Demonazi's are openly marching us (Jews, Christians, Conservatives) double time to Holocaust II.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Fine with me...: )


33 posted on 08/30/2014 10:01:58 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: JennysCool

> I’m serious, and this is not necessarily against you, SeekAndFind ... I am INCREDIBLY tired of reading Ted Cruz threads where Ted did or said something really fine, and having FReepers — of all people! — whine that, “Yeah, but he didn’t do THIS!” or “He didn’t do THAT!” Can we stop these ridiculous knee-jerk reactions and get behind SOMEONE in power who obviously lives a political life in a way Ronald Reagan would heartily approve, and who has PROVEN HIMSELF one of the two or three U.S. Senators unafraid to actually TAKE ON this incredibly corrupt Administration. Sorry for the rant, but we need to STOP criticizing our friends and start supporting them. The hour is getting LATE!

I’m with you on this. I’m just thankful for what he does which is a helluva a lot more than most of them to which is serving their own self-interests. Thank God, Rafael Cruz taught Ted about politics at the dinner table growing up!


34 posted on 08/30/2014 10:06:31 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is one of the “shades”, as in Dante’s Inferno.


35 posted on 08/30/2014 10:10:17 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Demonazi's are openly marching us (Jews, Christians, Conservatives) double time to Holocaust II.)
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To: JennysCool

Amen to your rant, no apology needed!


36 posted on 08/30/2014 10:13:53 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Demonazi's are openly marching us (Jews, Christians, Conservatives) double time to Holocaust II.)
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To: JennysCool

Well said.


37 posted on 08/30/2014 10:17:17 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: SeekAndFind; Jarhead9297; COUNTrecount; notaliberal; DoughtyOne; RitaOK; MountainDad; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

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

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
38 posted on 08/30/2014 10:27:26 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SeekAndFind
Ted Cruz Calls for Bombing ISIS ‘Back to the Stone Age’

So that's about half a bomb worth, right? They're not that far out of the Stone Age to begin with, culturally.

39 posted on 08/30/2014 10:28:49 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: SeekAndFind
“Tonight I am officially extending an invitation for Barack Obama to come join me at the border in Texas,” Cruz said. “I figured the only way there is a chance in heaven that he might come: I am inviting him to a golf course.”

Just so hard to not drool on the keyboard at the idea that we could have this man as POTUS.

40 posted on 08/30/2014 10:51:24 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: SeekAndFind
👍
41 posted on 08/30/2014 11:16:34 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics in always to pick up a weapon...eh? "Bathhouse" 0'Mullah? d8^)
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To: SeekAndFind

Although I agree that ISIS should be bombed back “to the Stone Age,” this is probably not the most effective language to use. It necessarily suggests the remarks of Air Force Gen. Curtis Lemay, who once said the same thing as regarding North Vietnam; and that is a chapter in our history that a very large number of Americans would prefer to forget (and certainly not emulate)...


42 posted on 08/30/2014 11:24:22 PM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: SeekAndFind
Didn't read upstream but,

Calls for Bombing ISIS ‘Back to the Stone Age’

TOO LATE!

43 posted on 08/31/2014 12:26:22 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions, led by a deer.)
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To: AmericanExceptionalist
On the other hand, if the cruelty that ISIS does doesn't cause a Curtis Lemay type of response (even rhetorically), then we're probably going to have to get used to a permanent ISIS. I believe Winston Churchill's reaction to the Bolsheviks is correct. He said, "We should strangle the baby in its cradle."

Carl von Clausewitz wrote in his book ON WAR that wars are won by breaking the enemies will to fight. Clearly, if we think about it the will of the American people to fight has been broken by our enemies abroad and politicians taking political advantage of American war weariness (which for most Americans means they're tired of hearing about it). Even as vile and cruel as ISIS is, and as much as they have shown themselves to be at war with everyone not practicing Islam as they do, our president is not willing to say we're at war with them.

My opinion is that we should use airpower to even the battlefield for those already fighting ISIS. Continue to transfer arms and ammunition to the Kurds and others so that they can hunt down and exterminate these foreigners who wage an unprovoked war against the people of Iraq and Syria.

44 posted on 08/31/2014 12:28:29 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: JennysCool

Since the “Ted Cruz isn’t a natural born citizen” meme isn’t getting much traction, concern trolls are starting to pop up lately with this argument:

“I like Ted Cruz, but he should stay in the Senate where he can do the most good. I’m concerned that he isn’t old enough and hasn’t had much executive experience.”

Watch for it.


45 posted on 08/31/2014 12:56:33 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: SeekAndFind

When the invite arrives he should be pictured on the golf coarse by himself dressed to play waiting and every now and then checking his watch.


46 posted on 08/31/2014 2:50:19 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Jim Noble
"Bombing never won a war."

Au contraire. WWII in the Pacific was won with two bombs. Even in Europe, tens of thousands of bombers over Hitler's Germany turned the tide, as well.

47 posted on 08/31/2014 5:15:54 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didnÂ’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: Reno89519

I know, back to the stone age wouldn’t be very far.


48 posted on 08/31/2014 6:23:15 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: norwaypinesavage

Yes, I remember that, too.

Japan surrendered after two nukes. And also after the deaths of >2 million soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines. And also after the sinking of almost the entire IJN. And also after the burning of Tokyo, Nagoya, Yokohama, Osaka, and Kobe.


49 posted on 08/31/2014 7:15:14 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Not criticizing Ted Cruz, but this could have been a great moment for him to highlight the plight of our Marine Sergeant languishing in a Mexican prison for simply making a wrong turn at the border.”

The Marine is a sad story, and it’s a travesty that so much attention has been paid to the thug M. Brown instead of him. The government needs to do a lot more to get him out of Mexico.

That said, Cruz is right to focus keenly on the immigration issue. That is an existential threat to our way of life. I’d love to see “well regulated militias” seal the southern border about now. Clearly the Feds have failed their duty to the American people.


50 posted on 08/31/2014 7:38:28 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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