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  • Ted Cruz Picks Up Six Endorsements From Rand Paul's Backers

    02/07/2016 1:04:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 7, 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has picked up endorsements from six New Hampshire lawmakers who previously supported Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) presidential bid. From The New Hampshire Union Leader: The six state lawmakers endorsing Cruz are: Rep. Max Abramson of Seabrook, Rep. Eric Eastman of Nashua, Rep. Harold French of Franklin, Rep. Larry Gagne of Manchester, Rep. JR Hoell of Dunbarton, and Rep. Mark McLean of Manchester.
  • The Way Ted Cruz Won

    02/06/2016 4:27:51 PM PST · by spintreebob · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb 5 2016 | Nate Kohn
    He won Iowa for one reason: He excelled among people who described themselves as very conservative.
  • Trent Lott hates Ted Cruz! A lot! He hates hates hates the guy!

    02/06/2016 3:52:15 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 45 replies
    Redstate ^ | 2/6/2016 | Moe Lane
    Former Senator Trent Lott – who, as you might remember, walked into a political buzzsaw in 2002 over comments that effectively destroyed his Senate career – highly disapproves of this Senator Ted Cruz fellow. Not least because Senator Cruz said some awful, awful things about former Senator Lott’s good friend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It’s always interesting to see how a lobbyist defines ‘inappropriate behavior,’ really. Hoover up all the political pork you can? That’s Senatorial. Call Mitch McConnell a liar over the Export-Import Bank? Call out the Sergeant-At-Arms: “Having been majority leader, I’ve never had someone stand on...
  • (Vanity)So Conservatives Win the Election! What then?

    02/06/2016 10:15:07 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 23 replies
    2/6/16 | Hoagy62
    I've been up fighting a cold...you know, the kind that keeps you up and you can't get to sleep. I've been thinking about the upcoming elections and all that is at stake. It's plain to see that there are many opinions out there about what direction the country should go. Even among conservatives, there is some disagreement about the changes that must be made. Even so, I was thinking...what if the election DID go our way? What if we elected the candidate who would do what they promised and got America's government back to promoting the ideas the Founders intend...personal...
  • How Ted Cruz may benefit from Rand Paul dropping out

    02/03/2016 11:41:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 3, 2016 | Katie Zezima
    HENNIKER, N.H. - For months, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has tried to poach libertarian-leaning voters here away from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Now, with Paul's exit from the race, Cruz has even more of an opening to make inroads with supporters of the Kentucky Republican. Cruz is running as a tea-party darling and evangelical Christian, constituencies that helped propel him to victory in the Iowa caucuses. But he is also attempting to expand that base, particularly with libertarian-leaning supporters. Here in New Hampshire, Cruz speaks of limited government, gun rights and privacy. "But part of the reason we're more competitive...
  • Bob Dole: Ted Cruz Is a RINO — He’s a Republican in Name Only’

    01/31/2016 5:16:29 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/31/16 | Jeff Poor
    Sunday on a special edition of Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” former Sen. Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee, criticized Sen. Ted Cruz , a candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination, on the eve of the Iowa Caucuses. Dole ripped Cruz for being “an extreme conservative” and argued Cruz would shut down the government given the opportunity.“My candidate is Jeb Bush and I wish I could see him more on Fox today. But I think we have a number of good candidates who are Republicans and we have Cruz, who I don’t think is a Republican,” Dole said. “He...
  • Why voters chose Cruz over Dewhurst (2012)

    01/31/2016 6:32:38 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 33 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 01 August 2012 | Mark Davis
    Q: How does Dewhurst lose, with an enviable record, a ton of name recognition and a huge pile of money?A: All of those things together cannot erase one obstacle: voter ambivalence. Kay Bailey Hutchison herself can tell you about this. No one had any huge gripes with her in 2010, they just didn’t want her to be governor. This loss is not a rebuke of Dewhurst as a public servant; it is simply an embrace of the package Cruz presented to an electorate eager for a fighter.Q: But Dewhurst was a literal fighter! Air Force, CIA, do those count for...
  • Limbaugh: Trump Umasking "Not-Quite-So-Conservative"Conservative Media Types (Shortened)

    01/29/2016 2:35:50 PM PST · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 29,2016 | Jeff Poor
    On his Friday radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh credited Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for exposing those who may not be as conservative as originally within the so-called media.
  • Liberal perfection is the enemy of Conservative good enough.

    01/29/2016 11:05:15 AM PST · by MosesKnows · 13 replies
    Jan 29, 2016 | MosesKnows
    Liberal perfection is the enemy of Conservative good enough
  • This is Our Time #CaucusForCruz - New Powerful Ted Cruz Commercial

    01/29/2016 9:29:57 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/29/15 | Ted Cruz
    Ted Cruz releases new commercial.. Very well done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgrctXDAcJU
  • Meadows endorses Ted Cruz for president

    01/28/2016 11:55:33 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 20 replies
    Blue Ridge Now ^ | Thursday, January 28, 2016
    U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) has endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for president, less than a week before the Iowa caucuses. In a release from the Cruz campaign announcing the endorsement, Meadows says Cruz is consistent, conservative and puts the interests of the country first. "We are approaching a historic election that has the potential to fundamentally change our nation as we know it. Ted Cruz is the principled, conservative leader we need in the White House," Meadows said in a news release. "On issue after issue, Cruz has told the truth and done what he said he was going...
  • Cruz scores endorsement from Tea Party lawmaker

    01/28/2016 5:46:30 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/27/16 | Anna Giaritelli
    A Tea Party-affiliated congressman has become the latest lawmaker to endorse Sen. Ted Cruz for the Republican nomination. North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows announced Wednesday night on Fox News that he would throw his support behind Cruz's campaign and join the Texas senator's team in Iowa later this week."We are approaching a historic election that has the potential to fundamentally change our nation as we know it. Ted Cruz is the principled, conservative leader we need in the White House," Rep. Meadows told Greta Van Susteren. "On issue after issue, Cruz has told the truth and done what he said...
  • After Years of False Alarms, the 'Conservative Crackup' Has Arrived

    01/27/2016 10:30:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    I've been hearing about the impending "conservative crackup" for nearly 25 years. The term was coined by R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., the founder of the American Spectator. He meant that conservatism had lost its philosophical coherence. But the phrase almost instantly became a catchall for any prediction of the right's imminent demise or dissolution. These dire prophesies always reminded me of those "Free Beer Tomorrow" signs. As Annie sings, tomorrow is "always a day away." Well, thanks to Donald Trump, tomorrow may be here. There's a fierce internecine battle over whether to oppose Trump's run, passively accept his popularity, or...
  • Watch: Donald Trump Offers His Definition of Conservatism

    01/25/2016 4:57:34 PM PST · by Walt Griffith · 102 replies
    breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2016 | by Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation," Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gave his definition of a conservative. Partial transcript s follows: DICKERSON: "What is your definition of conservative?" TRUMP: "Well, I think it's a person that doesn't want to take risks. Source: http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/01/24/trump-6/
  • Greenfield: Conservatism Isn't Dead

    01/25/2016 3:01:56 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, January 25, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, January 25, 2016 Conservatism Isn't Dead Posted by Daniel Greenfield No, conservatism isn't dead. It just isn't nearly as influential as some conservatives thought it was. This shouldn't have come as a surprise after two Obama victories, the failures of the Tea Party and the warping of conservative institutions and politicians to serve entirely different agendas. Ideas only have power when they're vested in organizations that have power. Conservative organizations have very little institutional power. Those that do are not particularly conservative, but serve the agendas of an establishment that has self-interested goals. Conservative organizations lean heavily on messaging,...
  • Tea Party Founder: Why I Support Donald Trump for President

    01/25/2016 1:07:18 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-25-16 | Debby Dooley
    As one of the 22 co-founders of the national tea party movement, I am concerned over the fact that our nation has moved away from the principles of liberty we were founded on. I have been an activist fighting for conservative principles since 1976, so I reject individuals and publications that try to tell me what conservatism is. I have watched over the years as we have allowed deep pocketed special interests to set the agenda in Washington D.C. instead of we the people. These special interests gain support for their agenda, by even principled conservatives, using their millions of...
  • The 10 Conservative Principles of Russell Kirk

    01/24/2016 7:06:58 PM PST · by plewis1250 · 35 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 3/20/1986 | Russell Kirk
    Russell Kirk was a prolific author, essayist, lecturer, and critic best known for The Conservative Mind (1953). Kirk made conservatism intellectually respectable in the modern era and christened the conservative movement with its name. In the following speech, delivered at the Heritage Foundation in 1987, Kirk enumerates ten principles of conservatism. The list, which he did not intend to be exhaustive, emphasizes an attitude—not a “fixed doctrine”—toward tradition, private institutions, and prudence which he calls “the negation of ideology.”
  • The Ten Conservative Principles of Russell Kirk

    01/24/2016 10:54:53 AM PST · by detective · 29 replies
    Heritage ^ | March 20, 1986 | Russell Kirk
    Russell Kirk was a prolific author, essayist, lecturer, and critic best known for The Conservative Mind (1953). Kirk made conservatism intellectually respectable in the modern era and christened the conservative movement with its name. In the following speech, delivered at the Heritage Foundation in 1987, Kirk enumerates ten principles of conservatism. The list, which he did not intend to be exhaustive, emphasizes an attitude—not a “fixed doctrine”—toward tradition, private institutions, and prudence which he calls “the negation of ideology.”
  • Tom DeLay: 'Real' Americans Think Ted Cruz 'Is A Hero' (2013)

    01/24/2016 5:54:16 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 20 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Oct 17, 2013 | Laura Bassett
    "When you're in a fight, people just don't like the fight, so they're going to respond negatively," DeLay said on CNN. "It's who wins and comes out of the fight that has long-lasting effects. And I got to tell you right now, out here in the real world, outside of New York and Washington, D.C., these people think Ted Cruz is a hero. They think that those Republicans in the House are heroes. And they think that Obama is destroying this country." Cruz helped kick off the congressional chaos by speaking on the Senate floor for 21 hours in a...
  • Obama dines with conservative columnists (2009 - Kristol, Will, Krauthammer, Brooks, and more)

    01/23/2016 6:18:25 AM PST · by patq · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/14/09 | Ross Colvin
    U.S. President-elect Barack Obama says he is prepared to listen to all voices as he tries to rescue the U.S. economy from deep recession. He has also sought to portray himself as a unifier after the deeply divisive presidency of his soon-to-be predecessor George W. Bush. So, in that context, his attendance at a dinner party on Tuesday night at the home of George Will, one of the United States’ best-known conservative columnists, is probably not too surprising.
  • Steyn: The World They Made

    01/21/2016 11:09:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | January 21, 2016 | Mark Steyn
    ".....................As I said, I wrote that two years ago-March 2014. All the Chumpy McDonorpants had to do was sit on their hands and not give 100 million bucks to another hereditary-class rich-boy stiff with no flair for retail politics who thinks that illegal immigration is "an act of love". But they couldn't help themselves. The Donor Class decided it would take its contempt for the rubes to the next level...and now they're surprised that the rubes have decided to take it to the next level, too.They don't care when the insiders say that Trump isn't a "real Republican".To them,that's not...
  • McAllister: Time for Conservatives to Make a Choice

    01/21/2016 9:06:53 AM PST · by Isara · 64 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 21st, 2016 | D.C. McAllister
    It’s pretty clear Donald Trump isn’t a conservative. The problem is many voters in the Republican Party think he is. These voters are real, they care about the constitutional principles that make America exceptional, and Trump needs them. He can’t afford to have the base of the Republican Party leave him for Ted Cruz.This is why he needed Sarah Palin’s endorsement. This is why he went to Liberty University and talked about “2 Corinthians.” This is why Cruz’s comment about New York values was problematic for him. Many pundits made the mistake after the last debate of thinking the comment...
  • Thoughts From My Week In New Hampshire With Ted Cruz

    01/20/2016 7:09:15 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | January 20, 2016 | Eliana johnson
    Exeter, N.H. — I’ve spent the past couple of days on the campaign trail in New Hampshire with Ted Cruz. A few things are immediately clear: Cruz is an incredibly disciplined campaigner: There’s general agreement among the reporters covering him, including the network embeds who have been with him for months, that he’s a boring candidate from the media’s perspective because he so rarely veers off message. Another reporter offhandedly compared him to Jeb Bush, whom he said he’d enjoyed spending time with far more because Bush was like a little kid who got himself into trouble any time he...
  • Rep. Ken Buck (CO) Endorses Ted Cruz For President

    01/20/2016 1:49:35 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 12 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | January 20, 2016 2:28 PM | CBS Denver Staff
    GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4)– Colorado Congressman Ken Buck has thrown his support behind fellow Republican Ted Cruz for president. Buck, a Republican representing Northern Colorado, announced his endorsement on Wednesday. He will also serve as the Colorado chairman for Cruz’s campaign. “We need a strong, conservative leader in the White House,” said Buck in a statement. “Ted Cruz is that leader. He has consistently and passionately fought hard against the Washington establishment in order to restore the power back to the American people. We need Ted in 2016 in order to help restore America back to the principles that made this...
  • What makes Ted Cruz truly dangerous - OMG - He has "empathy!"

    01/20/2016 2:21:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2016 | Ruth Marcus
    Donald Trump says Ted Cruz is a "nasty guy." The Texan's Senate colleagues agree. Yet here's the surprise from watching Cruz on the campaign trail: Ideology aside, he comes off as ... rather likable.... I knew before seeing Cruz on the stump that he is smart - dangerously so from my ideological perspective. I knew from watching him operate in Washington that he is ruthlessly ambitious. Seeing him in action, it's clear he's adept at retail politics as well. Cruz knows how to connect with an audience; to soften people up with laugh lines and a smattering of scripture; to...
  • Funny Picture Of Ted Cruz From Campaign Spreading Around The Internet

    01/19/2016 11:25:24 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 88 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | January 19, 2016 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Ted Cruz is a really smart guy. This is one of the biggest reasons Ted is polling high in the GOP presidential race. Cruz graduated valedictorian from high school, cum laude from Princeton University and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. Then he served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Solicitor General of Texas. Can you spot why this picture from one of his campaign stops is going viral? ...That might not be a bad campaign slogan. Ted Cruz 2016: More Stuff Upstairs...
  • Conservative Activists Ignore Leader (Eagle Forum), Back Ted Cruz

    01/19/2016 10:06:44 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 28 replies
    Charisma News ^ | January 19, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    Phyllis Schlafly founded the Eagle Forum in 1972 to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policy making. The goal: that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty, respect for family integrity, public and private virtue and private enterprise. The past 40-plus years have arguably been a testament to the Eagle Forum's success. Recently, Schlafly—while not using the words "I endorse"—effectively endorsed Donald Trump for president just before Christmas. She has doubled down on her sentiments more recently, making the argument to Breitbart News the businessman is the...
  • Cruz Turns the New York Values Dust-Up into a Huge Positive

    01/19/2016 8:15:41 AM PST · by TBBT · 91 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 1/18/16 | Rush Limbaugh
    Alternate Title - RUSH: About Trump supporters - "I don't think they care whether the person's a conservative, liberal, or a Martian" RUSH: Ah, I'm trying to remember where I saw it. You know, it must have been something I read over the weekend and I didn't print it out because I figured by the time I did, it'd be old. If I read something on Saturday, I've learned not to bother to present it because by the time Monday comes along, it's not gonna be relevant anymore. But it was about this whole dust-up. It was all about this...
  • The coming Cruz attack on Trump: Not only is he a fake conservative, he's establishment all the way

    01/18/2016 3:23:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 18, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I called it a coming attack in the headline but maybe it’s already here. I noticed Cruz attacking Trump as a fake conservative over the weekend but didn’t notice him drilling down on Trump as a fake populist. Did I miss it? If it hasn’t happened yet, don’t worry. It will soon. What got me thinking about this was Stephanopoulos asking Trump at the start of the clip I posted earlier whether it’s now a two-man race between him and Cruz. Trump’s answer: No, which is surprising given that he had talked about a developing two-man race less than a...
  • Cruz takes aim at New Hampshire voters for upcoming tour

    01/17/2016 10:43:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 17, 2016 | Kathleen Ronayne and Scott Bauer, AP
    "..."He represents us - tea party America," said Mike Walker, a police officer from nearby New Ipswich, New Hampshire. He wore a Second Amendment button to the event and said protecting gun rights was his priority issue, along with securing the nation's borders. Walker also likes that Cruz has frequently butted heads with Republicans and party leadership. And while he also likes Trump, Walker said he prefers Cruz because he's stronger on gun issues and not as big of a "wildcard" as the billionaire from New York. Cruz's trademark anti-establishment pitch, filled with quotes from scripture and support from evangelical...
  • Who Is the Conservative? David Brooks vs. Ted Cruz

    01/17/2016 9:41:14 PM PST · by TBP · 6 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | Jan 14, 2016 | Bruce Frohnen
    In a stunning display of moral arrogance and effete pique, David Brooks recently savaged Ted Cruz as a purveyor of “pagan brutalism” unfit to call himself a Christian, let alone lead a nation. Mr. Brooks, whose career rests on his role as liberal elites’ arbiter of conservative conduct, lost his well-coiffed cool as he descended into attack mode against the only enemies he appears to recognize: conservatives. He began with a willful distortion of a legal case in which Senator Cruz, while Texas Solicitor General, sought to uphold Texas’ interpretation of its own laws in relation to the sentencing of...
  • The Goldberg File - Natural-Born, New York Values and Our Weak Overlords

    01/16/2016 1:03:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 15, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Dear Reader (including those of you born in Canada), I guess we should start there. I find this birther stuff to be a lot like women's prison movies: compelling, entertaining, and totally ridiculous. Other than the presidency, there's no place in American life where the distinction between "naturalized" and "natural-born" citizenship matters. But imagine if it did? Imagine that your American-born mother just happened to give birth to you in Canada or Belize while on vacation. Your American-born mom and dad bring you home days later and raise you exactly as they would have had they been in Cleveland the...
  • No Movement That Embraces Trump Can Call Itself Conservative

    01/15/2016 9:09:41 PM PST · by TBP · 194 replies
    National Review ^ | September 5, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    I’m at a total loss to understand why serious pro-lifers take him at his word. He’s been all over the place on Planned Parenthood, and when asked who he’d like to put on the Supreme Court, he named his pro-choice-extremist sister. [I]n the last month, Trump has contemplated a flat tax, the fair tax, maintaining the current progressive tax system, a carried-interest tax, a wealth tax, and doing nothing. His fans respond, “That shows he’s a pragmatist!” No. It shows that he has absolutely no ideological guardrails whatsoever. Ronald Reagan once said, “Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal...
  • Ted Cruz, Once Dismissed, Emerges as a Slashing Debater

    01/15/2016 10:38:18 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 33 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 1/15/16 | Michael Barbaro
    Surprising article from NYslimes- GOTED!!! For much of his career in Washington, Ted Cruz has been dismissed as a cartoonish sideshow — an ostrich-boot-wearing ideologue who once delivered a sleep-inducing 21-hour monologue on the floor of the Senate reading from the children’s story “Green Eggs and Ham.” A “wacko bird,” in the words of a Republican colleague, Senator John McCain of Arizona. On Thursday night that simplistic, superficial image was swept away. Mr. Cruz did not just dominate much of the Republican debate, he slashed, he mocked, he charmed and he outmaneuvered everybody else onstage — but none as devastatingly...
  • Court upholds RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION against Christians who wouldn’t host gay wedding

    01/15/2016 10:07:54 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 38 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 1/15/16 | Rightscoop
    Ted Cruz said New York values are socially liberal and this latest action by the NY Supreme Court proves he is absolutely right. Not only are they socially liberal, but they violate the very essence of the First Amendment by punishing Christian farm owners who refused to host a gay wedding on their property: WASHINGTON TIMES – A New York appellate court upheld Thursday a $13,000 judgment against the owners of Liberty Ridge Farm for refusing to host a same-sex marriage on their property. Cynthia and Robert Gifford, who own the 100-acre farm in Rensselaer County, violated the state’s Human...
  • Horowitz: It's Beyond Time for A Cold-Eyed Look At Trump's Record

    01/13/2016 5:50:38 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 71 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 13, 2106 | Daniel Horowitz
    “You’ve convinced me [of the need to pass the Dream Act].” [NBC Latino, 8/22/13] "I hate the concept of it, but on a humanitarian basis with what’s happening, you have to [bring in Syrian refugees]." [Interview with Bill O’Reilly, 9/8/15] Regarding Kim Davis: “Because we had a ruling from the Supreme Court and we are a country of laws and you have to do what the Supreme Court ultimately, whether you like the decision or not, and it was a 5-4 decision, whether you like the decision or not, you have to go along with the Supreme Court. That’s the...
  • Watch: Cruz Says It's Me Or Trump

    01/13/2016 8:41:58 AM PST · by Isara · 30 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 13th, 2016 | Chris Pandolfo
    GOP presidential candidate and Iowa frontrunner Ted Cruz pushed back against Donald Trump during an interview in NH tonight.Cruz suggested that Trumps’ ceaseless questioning of Cruz’s eligibility for the presidency this week “starts to suggest maybe he’s feeling a little rattled.” He also stated that the race for the GOP nomination is increasingly a two man contest between himself and Mr. Trump, and that is why the GOP candidates are starting to attack Mr. Cruz’s candidacy.  Watch:Ted Cruz Says it is Him or Trump on NH1 News on WBIN January 12 2015 (Video) Cruz also discussed his tax plan, a...
  • Senator Ted Cruz Was For The Constitution, Before He Turned Against It…

    01/12/2016 8:34:18 AM PST · by Aria · 38 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1/12/2016 | Sundance
    When Cruz was my constitutional law student at Harvard, he aced the course after making a big point of opposing my views in class — arguing stridently for sticking with the original meaning against the idea of a more elastic living Constitution whenever such ideas came up. I enjoyed jousting with him, but Ted never convinced me — nor did I convince him. At least he was consistent in those days. Now, he seems to be a fair weather originalist, abandoning that method’s narrow constraints when it suits his ambition”… ~ Laurence H Tribe (Harvard)
  • Liz Mair Battles Ann Coulter Over Ted Cruz, Trump: "You Are In No Way Conservative"

    01/12/2016 7:40:58 AM PST · by Isara · 83 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 12, 2016
    Coulter, Mair debate what's best for GOP (Video)Republican strategist Liz Mair and conservative columnist Ann Coulter debate whether or not Ted Cruz should be able to run for president. LIZ MAIR, REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST: In 2013, you were out there saying Ted Cruz was a natural-born citizen and eligible to run for office. People can check my Twitter feed, I retweeted your tweet from 2013 today. ANN COULTER: I changed my mind. LIZ MAIR: Well you were right the first time... Ann also said that Mitt Romney was the "perfect" and best Republican candidate. ANN COULTER: He was, there was no...
  • 'Father Of Conservative Activism' Endorses Ted Cruz

    01/11/2016 7:15:23 PM PST · by Isara · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 11, 2016 | Thomas McArdle
    ...Leadership Institute founder and president Morton Blackwell has now enthusiastically endorsed Iowa frontrunner Ted Cruz....Among the criteria Blackwell outlined for a candidate were "a record of personal activism and leadership for conservative principles," being "surrounded by people notable for their firm commitment to conservative principles," fighting hard "for conservative principles when it appeared to be a losing battle," a lack of flip-flopping on policy positions, and "helping conservative organizations and working to elect conservative candidates."On Friday, Blackwell named the candidate he believes has met those concerns. "I have decided to endorse Ted Cruz and to urge other serious conservatives to...
  • For Republicans, Mounting Fears of Lasting Split

    01/09/2016 12:39:15 PM PST · by Mariner · 146 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 9th, 2016 | By PATRICK HEALY and JONATHAN MARTIN
    The Republican Party is facing a historic split over its fundamental principles and identity, as its once powerful establishment grapples with an eruption of class tensions, ethnic resentments and mistrust among working-class conservatives who are demanding a presidential nominee who represents their interests. At family dinners and New Year’s parties, in conference calls and at private lunches, longtime Republicans are expressing a growing fear that the coming election could be shattering for the party, or reshape it in ways that leave it unrecognizable. While warring party factions usually reconcile after brutal nomination fights, this race feels different, according to interviews...

    01/06/2016 3:40:06 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 69 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 1/6/16 | RightScoop
    Trump said Cruz “has had a double passport.” Trump didn’t provide and we didn’t find evidence that Cruz, who relinquished his dual citizenship in 2014, ever carried passports for the U.S. and Canada–nor, Cruz’s camp advises, did he ever apply for a Canada passport. We rate the claim False. There you go. Trump lies again to disparage Cruz.
  • RNC Conservative Leaders Endorse Cruz For President

    01/05/2016 5:03:24 PM PST · by Isara · 33 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | 01/05/16 | Ellen Barrosse
    Leaders of the RNC's Conservative Steering Committee endorse Senator Ted Cruz. Ellen Barrosse, Melody Potter and Carolyn McLarty, "Ted Cruz is the full-spectrum conservative that the GOP and America need." WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ellen Barrosse, Melody Potter and Carolyn McLarty, leaders of the Conservative Steering Committee, the largest caucus in the Republican National Committee, endorsed Senator Ted Cruz for President today. Ms. Barrosse, Ms. Potter and Dr. McLarty point to Senator Cruz's record on protecting life, marriage and religious liberty rights, as well as his fiscal conservatism, and agree that Senator Cruz offers Republicans the best...
  • How Ted Cruz Became Ted Cruz (conservative movement)

    01/05/2016 7:27:32 AM PST · by Isara · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | January 05, 2016 | Michael Kruse
    In just a few years, he turned an obscure Texas legal post into a national platform for red-meat conservative causes.In 2008, in the high-profile Supreme Court gun-rights case called District of Columbia v. Heller, a brief was filed from the eighth floor of the Daniel Price Sr. State Office Building in Austin, Texas, specifically from the corner office of the man who was then the state's solicitor general, Ted Cruz.The brief took a strong stance on the divisive question of whether the Second Amendment establishes an individual right to own guns, or just protects state and local militias. The brief...
  • "Make America Great Again" Ted coined it first in this campaign video.

    12/31/2015 9:25:30 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 91 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/25/2015 | TedCruz.org
    Donald Trump announced his run June 16, 2015. Those words that came out of Donalds mouth, and then emblazened on those red hats saying, "Make America Great Again" Hmmm where did we hear that one before Donald came along???? Yep, it was from Ted Cruz months earlier. "It's a time for truth, a time to rise to the challenge just as Americans have always done. It's going to take a new generation of courageous Conservatives to help make America great again. And I'm ready to help lead that fight."
  • Populist Parties Are Rising because Mainstream Conservatives Have Failed

    12/31/2015 7:41:46 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | 12.31.15 | by JOHN O’SULLIVAN
    In short, mainstream conservative parties were tailoring their policies to please a small national constituency while seeming oblivious to the fact that they were alienating or even dissing the moral traditionalists, the patriots, the national-defense conservatives, and the "social fabric" conservatives who together make up the great bulk of their national constituency. Moreover, the longer this continued, the more these constituencies became outraged not only at particular policies but also at the general failure of the center-right parties they usually supported to respond to their concerns.As for Donald Trump, he has realized that there is a great opportunity for a...
  • Too Dumb to Fail - Matt K Lewis

    12/30/2015 4:08:23 PM PST · by spintreebob · 16 replies
    Too Dumb to Fail ^ | 1-26-2016 | Matt K Lewis
    Too Dumb to Fail Matt Lewis argues, America's inclination toward simplicity and stupidity is stronger than ever, and its greatest victim is the Republican Party. Lewis, a respected conservative columnist and frequent guest on MSNBC's Morning Joe, eviscerates the phenomenon of candidates with a "no experience required" mentality and tea party "patriots" who possess bluster but few core beliefs. Matt K. Lewis is a senior contributor for The Daily Caller and writes regular columns for TheWeek.com, The Daily Beast, and The Telegraph (UK). He records a weekly podcast, "Matt Lewis and the News." 2011 Business Insider Pundits You Need To...
  • America Isn't Growing More Liberal; It's Growing More Polarized

    12/29/2015 5:48:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/29/2015 | David French
    Writing in The Atlantic, Peter Beinart has launched yet another debate about America's ideological direction. Asserting that the country is becoming more liberal, Beinart argues that Occupy and Black Lives Matter activists have commandeered the national debate far more effectively than the radicals of the past, to the point that the next Democratic president is likely to be more liberal than Barack Obama and the next Republican president more liberal than George W. Bush. I think not. All evidence suggests that America is growing both more liberal and more conservative. The Left is moving Left, and the Right is moving...
  • Cruz Is Playing the Media Perfectly

    12/28/2015 3:20:21 PM PST · by VinL · 126 replies
    NatRev ^ | 12/28/15 | S. Miller
    One thing that frustrated even the most ardent supporters of George W. Bush's administration was his refusal to hit back hard at over the top, abominable personal attacks against him and his family, including his daughters, by those in the media and in the culture at large. Bush revered the office of the president and, unlike his successor, held it to a higher standard than did gutter snipes such as Sean Penn or the New York Times. This is why Newt Gingrich drew cheers and praise during the 2012 election cycle when he hit back at the media for its...
  • Why the Establishment Fears Cruz More Than Trump

    12/28/2015 2:33:48 PM PST · by Isara · 300 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | December 28th, 2015 | Robert Eno
    Read these two quotes carefully: The first: “Cruz cannot win because the Washington elites despise him.” The second goes: “[T]here are a lot of good candidates – I like nearly all of them… …except Cruz.” Which one of the similar quotes is from a pro-Cruz Super PAC and which is from a former Republican nominee for president?  The first quote is from an ad from Keep the Promise I, a Cruz Super PAC.  The second is from Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican nominee and war hero, who got trounced by Bill Clinton. Both purport to highlight a negative of Senator...