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Ted Cruz now leads GOP presidential pack: poll
The Washington Times ^ | 9-27-13 | Seth McLaughlin

Posted on 09/27/2013 10:14:31 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

Fresh off his 21-hour filibuster against Obamacare funding, a new poll shows that Sen. Ted Cruz has leapfrogged past his potential rivals for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and that GOP primary voters trust him more than their party leaders on Capitol Hill.

The Public Policy Polling survey found that 20 percent of those surveyed supported Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, while 17 percent supposed Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, 14 percent supported New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and 11 percent supported former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

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SEE ALSO: Sen. Ted Cruz says he speaks for most Americans about stopping Obamacare

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“Ted Cruz this week established himself as the grassroots hero of the Republican party,” said Dean Debnam, president of PPP. “The party has more faith in him than their more official leaders like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner.”

Mr. Cruz has climbed eight percentage points in the poll since July - thanks in large part to strong support from people who identified themselves as “very conservative” and who support a government shutdown by a 75 percent to 10 percent margin.

The poll also found that Mr. Cruz is more trusted then Mr. McConnell, the Senate minority leader, Mr. Boehner, the speaker of the House, and Sen. John McCain, the party’s 2008 presidential nominee. “Our numbers also suggest that Cruz is now viewed more broadly as the leader of the Republican Party,” the poll analysis said. “He now has more credibility with the GOP base than the folks who have been leading the party for years.”

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To: bray
We want the establishment to run Christie.

And Jeb.

And Paul Ryan.

And Romney.

As many RINO's as possible all at once.........

THAT should be our plan, to get as many of these to run until the very end of the primaries.

51 posted on 09/27/2013 10:46:09 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Ted Cruz for President!

I'm going to be the contrarian in this thread. In prior postings, I've made the case that my preferred ticket for the executive branch is:

Governor Sarah Palin: President
Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert: Vice President

An eight-year term with those two Patriots can restore American Exceptionalism and the Greatness we last during President Ronald Reagan's presidency.

So then, what about our fine Texas Senator Ted Cruz? As I see it, his towering intellect, common sense and youthful vigor would make him an ideal Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. As President, he can serve for only two terms. As a young man, he can serve for decade after decade on the highest court in the land. A Supreme Court led by Ted Cruz can reshape America back to what the Founding Fathers intended.

If Senator Cruz is on the ticket for President, he'll get my vote with absolute, unqualified enthusiasm but I think the Lord has destined him for even bigger things. The Supreme Court has been out of control some 70 years and I firmly believe that only this courageous man has the means and the will to restore it.


52 posted on 09/27/2013 10:47:13 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex

All patriots. At least they fight for the American people. The loser Rinos betray us and don’t fight even when we are behind them.


53 posted on 09/27/2013 10:50:07 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: b4its2late

Same here. He’s shown he’s legit on principle and communication.

Gets my vote for sure.


54 posted on 09/27/2013 10:51:12 AM PDT by Reagan Disciple (Peace through Strength)
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To: Westbrook

I know. Add in there the ones that just can’t be bothered, because they are too busy keeping up with MileyCyrus and the like...

But still, I will pray FRiend, and fight, until they wash over me. We do talk more and more about contingency plans tho’ : /

May God keep watch.
Tatt


55 posted on 09/27/2013 10:53:47 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: All

Press Release of Senator Cruz
Cruz: Vote Latest Example of Washington Not Listening to the People

Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561
Friday, September 27, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statement regarding today’s vote in the Senate to invoke cloture on H.J. Res. 59:

“Today’s vote by Sen. Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats to fully fund Obamacare was yet the latest example of Washington not listening to the people.

“Obamacare is a ‘train wreck,’ a ‘nightmare,’ to use the words of its Democratic author and a union leader who previously supported the bill. It is the biggest job killer in America.

“As Teamsters President James Hoffa explained in a letter to Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Obamacare is hurting ‘millions of working men and women ... and the families they support,’ and it ‘will destroy the very health and wellbeing of our members along with millions of other hardworking Americans.’

“Senate Democrats refused to listen.

“President Obama has granted exemptions for big business and Members of Congress, but Senate Democrats refuse to grant the American people the same exemption. Instead, they used political power to maintain their privileged position while doing nothing to respond to the pleas of millions of Americans.

“But this fight continues. Now the bill returns to the House. The House showed remarkable courage voting to defund Obamacare, and I hope and believe that the House will stand by their resolve and continue to lead the effort to stop the Obamacare train wreck.

“Obamacare is killing jobs, forcing people into part-time work, causing health insurance premiums to skyrocket, and threatening the healthcare of millions of Americans.

“Today, far too many Republicans joined Harry Reid in giving the Democrats the ability to fund Obamacare. When the bill comes back to the Senate, when the House yet again stands for principle and fights for the American people, I very much hope that Senate Republicans will rise to the challenge. We are stronger when we are united, and we can defeat Obamacare only if Senate Republicans come together, stand with House Republicans, and champion the millions of Americans being harmed by this disastrous healthcare law.”

http://www.cruz.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=345822


56 posted on 09/27/2013 10:56:59 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: TheThirdRuffian
I do believe Jim promised to start zotting idiot birthers who infest Cruz threads.

You are correct about that

Conservatives to Cruz: 'Run, Ted, run'

Monday, September 02, 2013 9:51:53 AM 58 of 277
Jim Robinson to CitizenUSA

A little birdie is telling me that the birthers who insist on hijacking every Cruz thread with this nonsense are going to start falling by the wayside. If FR is not their cup of tea they should start looking for a new home.

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57 posted on 09/27/2013 10:57:41 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Our problem is that guys like Cristie and Bush get any play with “republicans.” My guess is that what passes for a “republican” in the NE states, is someone like Mayor Bloomberg. This will be our problem, GOPe voters who like “free $h!t” and government “help” with their miserable lives.


58 posted on 09/27/2013 11:01:01 AM PDT by vette6387 (i)
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To: lonevoice; Borges

Lonevoice, Thanks for the link from the bossman.

Borges, for your information.


59 posted on 09/27/2013 11:06:24 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: TheThirdRuffian; lonevoice

I didn’t even know where he was born till today.


60 posted on 09/27/2013 11:08:57 AM PDT by Borges
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To: BillyBoy

How can we deny it if it’s true? He’s a great man, and what we need, but how foolish are we to ignore the constitution only when we desire it, yet still berate others who do the same?


61 posted on 09/27/2013 11:10:57 AM PDT by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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To: TexasGunLover

Conservatives to Cruz: ‘Run, Ted, run’

Monday, September 02, 2013 9:51:53 AM 58 of 277
Jim Robinson to CitizenUSA

A little birdie is telling me that the birthers who insist on hijacking every Cruz thread with this nonsense are going to start falling by the wayside. If FR is not their cup of tea they should start looking for a new home.

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62 posted on 09/27/2013 11:32:33 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

What this says to me is that at least 37% of the GOP wants a non-establishment candidate for president. If Cruz and Paul were smart, they would team up now to clear the field of any other non GOP-e candidates and then announce they will run as a ticket to combine their factions.

They need to defeat the RINOs before they defeat the Dems and that won’t happen unless they have a plan in place that keeps the conservatives from bumping each other off.


63 posted on 09/27/2013 11:51:14 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: nutmeg

No, the real pictures of the Oval Office have some muzzie with his feet on the desk in them.


64 posted on 09/27/2013 11:53:21 AM PDT by ebshumidors
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Prior to serving as Solicitor General of TEXAS 03-2008, Ted served as the Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and Domestic Policy Advisor on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign. In addition, Ted clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist on the U.S. Supreme Court. He was the first Hispanic ever to have clerked for the Chief Justice of the United States.


65 posted on 09/27/2013 11:53:40 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: princess leah

He graduated from Harvard Law School Magna Cum Laude and served as a Primary Editor of the Harvard Law Review, an Executive Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and a Founding Editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review.
Ted and his wife Heidi live in Houston, where he grew up, with their two children, Caroline (5) and Catherine (2).

PRESIDENTIAL??? YOU BETCHA!!! CRUZ-IN_G2016!


66 posted on 09/27/2013 11:56:27 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: sheikdetailfeather

http://www.nrsc.org/

CALL THESE ASSHOLES! LET EM HAVE IT!


67 posted on 09/27/2013 12:11:50 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

I haven’t been zotted yet even though I have posted many times why I believe Cruz’s eligibility for POTUSA is very questionable. Cruz was born in Canada with a Cuban father at the time and a USA mother. He, as such, does not meet the two legged eligibility requirement of parentage and place of birth at time of birth which the Founders rightly concluded for future generations was a safeguard, not absolute, for lifetime allegiance. I have great satisfaction as to Cruz’s patriotism and have stood up for him but to lesson the requirements for POTUSA only opens the door for usurpers like Obama and his enablers. I served for this belief in WWII and my brother died on Okinawa for such even though we both were born in the USA with unnaturalized parents. If anyone takes umbrage to my views/beliefs it means nothing to me and I am proud to be on the ‘birther’ wagon to get rid of Obama as POTUSA and see that such a trvesty never happens again.


68 posted on 09/27/2013 12:14:32 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Starboard

Same cast of characters when Reagan ran.....and won!!!!


69 posted on 09/27/2013 12:46:55 PM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

YES!!! YES!!!! YES!!!


70 posted on 09/27/2013 12:47:47 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: inchworm

I see them as Undocumented Democrats.


71 posted on 09/27/2013 12:49:35 PM PDT by Gator113 (The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat. Obama must resign.)
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To: noinfringers2

Both his parents are citizens now....one is a natural born and the other is a nationalized. He is legally eligible to be POTUS!!!


72 posted on 09/27/2013 12:53:17 PM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

If the election were held today, Cruz would most definatly have my vote.

Ted Cruz 2016.....


73 posted on 09/27/2013 12:54:57 PM PDT by Gator113 (The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat. Obama must resign.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Since we had a lot of Santorum supporters here and he might run again, I’m curious if any former Santorum supporters would switch their vote from Santorum to Cruz next time?

I was a Newt supporter but I’d probably switch to Cruz if Newt ran again.


74 posted on 09/27/2013 12:56:59 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I watched Ted Cruz during his valiant effort to halt the disaster called Obamacare. I hope you watched it as well. If he has used it once, he used the phrase “...we no longer listen to the people, our constituents...” over a hundred times. And he was right...they don’t. And the fact is, THEY NO LONGER NEED TO.

I’ve sent my little rant on this topic before but Ted’s honest comment compels me to do so again.

Dick Bachert
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WHY THE POLITICAL RULING CLASS NO LONGER LISTENS TO US!

Among others, Thomas Jefferson warned that the financial disaster we now face would be but one of many problems paper money would visit upon us if we allowed our “leaders” to remove the backing from the currency, to wit:

“When the servants of the people are paid with something other than that which the people themselves have produced (i.e. the real, tangible products of their labors or some fixed and real medium of that exchange), the roles of master and servant will be reversed.”

It was believed by Roger Sherman and a majority of those at the Constitutional Convention that un-backed currency would so damage the fabric of the nation that they ATTEMPTED to prohibit it with these few words at Article 1, Section 10, requiring the states to enforce the prohibition: “No State shall…make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts;”

If the people and their states grew inattentive to this matter (and they have!), Jefferson also saw this problem ahead:

In a letter to John Taylor in 1816, he wrote, “And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”

We have been “…swindling futurity…” for a long time and this is now where we find ourselves. If the government, through its banker masters at the Federal Reserve, can create “money” from thin air, they certainly don’t need ours every April 15th. That annual sheep shearing is simply an attempt to vacuum enough of the excess paper from the system to keep the rest of us from catching on to the biggest theft ring in the history of man. They have now created so much that their attempt is failing and failing badly to a point where all but the dullest among us (Obama voters and his growing cadres of personal and corporate welfare beneficiaries) are starting to “get it.”

If you understood that last paragraph, you can now make the small leap to an understanding as to why the “progressive” utopian welfare state hacks in Washington don’t give a damn WHAT you think. Their power to create all the “money” they need to fuel their infernal machine and fill the gaping maws of enough of those hoards of welfare constituents to assure their perpetual re-election means that — ready — THEY NO LONGER NEED YOU! They have become, as Mr. Jefferson predicted, our MASTERS.

That they are taking down a nation and a system that has provided more wealth, safety and abundance to more people than any other in history matters not to them. Failing to grasp the lesson of the French Revolution, they believe themselves to be above the impending disaster.

We’re running out of time to get this increasingly rapacious beast back into the cage from which we have carelessly allowed it to escape.


75 posted on 09/27/2013 12:58:31 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is not bliss. It is the road to serfdom.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

we have waited a long time for a man of his calibur. I think he will run and his VP will be a shocker! IMHO


76 posted on 09/27/2013 12:59:45 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE!


Coming in 2016 to a White House near you...


77 posted on 09/27/2013 1:03:54 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: noinfringers2
I haven’t been zotted yet even though I have posted many times why I believe Cruz’s eligibility for POTUSA is very questionable.

Don't push your luck.

78 posted on 09/27/2013 1:21:34 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: re_nortex

Great idea, but we need someone of his caliber in a little more power right now than 1/9th of one branch. If a retirement comes up near the end of his 2nd term, he can resign and have his V.P. nominate him to the court. :)


79 posted on 09/27/2013 1:25:53 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Any chance his use of the Teamsters letter pays off and they help fund his presidential campaign?


80 posted on 09/27/2013 1:26:44 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: ontap

Father was not a USA citizen when Cruz was born and that is the reference date/time line for ‘natural born’ eligibility i.e. you are born as a citizen. I have never seen any reference that allows that a choice of parents citizenship is to/can be used for eligibility,probably because the legal world would really be in a quandary as to who is more important in standing as to the citizenship of a child. I know of some old documents that claim the father is paramount as to citizenship but I tend to believe that any such arguments are tenuous as to the USA Constitution. Likewise I know nothing about arguments that the mother with a living father automatically conveys citizenship.


81 posted on 09/27/2013 1:32:36 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Admin Moderator

“Don’t push your luck” Luck has not been a reliable feature in my 80 plus years. Had one good spell when getting fitted for the invasion of Japan on Leyte WWII ended. I also never thought that paying to support FreeRepublic with a small monthly amount depended on being lucky instead of the opportunity to independently expressing my opinions. If my participation with others depends on being given ‘luck’ I at my age don’t need it.


82 posted on 09/27/2013 2:08:55 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Borges

Consider yourself a LIV


83 posted on 09/27/2013 4:01:56 PM PDT by corkoman
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To: Starboard; All
They will have him branded as crazy and unelectable as Palin by 2016. It's already underway.

Relative to the game of Chess, the three branches of government are the "pieces" all in the back row. The media and teachers are the "pawns" in the front row, protecting the pieces in the back row. Most of the pawns need to be captured first before headway can be made against the pieces.

So, that's how we should go about it. Fight the media and "educational" system first, then the Obama's, Pelosi, McCains, Reids will have no cover.

There, I've solved it.

84 posted on 09/27/2013 4:23:19 PM PDT by Bronzewound (Lost Hope & Loose Change)
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To: JediJones

lol!!!!


85 posted on 09/28/2013 2:41:46 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Bronzewound

The chess analogy was very good and certainly has some strategic merit. We have to go through several protective layers to make headway.

I would posit, however, that the regime may be taken down by an economic debacle of their own making. Black swans are flying all over the place and several are sure to land soon. The economy is really in terrible shape. I hate to sound like a doomsayer but we live in an increasingly distorted economy with asset bubbles, massive debt, persistent unemployment, government strangulation of business, money printing run wild, and increasing income inequality. There are a lot more factors I could cite but you get the idea. The economy is going to break down soon IMO and the severity of the resulting economic pain will eventually lead to change. At least I hope so.


86 posted on 09/28/2013 6:48:50 AM PDT by Starboard
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