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  • Cruz: In Effect, They Are Counterfeiting Immigration Papers

    01/30/2015 9:06:12 AM PST · by xzins · 31 replies
    CNS ^ | January 29, 2015 | Rudy Takala
    - 4:42 PM (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Thursday that contrary to what attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch said in her confirmation hearing on Wednesday that illegal aliens do not have a right to work in the United States and that by printing work authorizations for them the Obama administration is effectively counterfeiting immigration papers. CNSNews asked asked Cruz: Do you believe illegal aliens should have a right to work in the United States as Loretta Lynch told Senator Sessions? Cruz responded: Federal law is unequivocal. Those who are present in this country illegally are barred from working....
  • The Romney Statement: Not Running. "Ive decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party...."

    01/30/2015 7:56:14 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 222 replies
    hughhewitt.com ^ | 01/30/2015 | Hugh Hewitt
    Ive been emailed this text of remarks Mitt Romney will be making to his supporters shortly: Let me begin by letting you know who else is on this call, besides Ann and me. There are a large number of people who signed on to be leaders of our 2016 finance effort. In addition, state political leadership from several of the early primary states are on the line. And here in New York City, and on the phone, are people who have been helping me think through how to build a new team, as well as supporters from the past who...
  • Sen. Cruz: Has President Obama Launched a Political Campaign Against Israeli Prime Minister

    01/29/2015 5:26:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/29/15 | Carl in Jeruslaem
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Congressman Lee Zeldin, R-NY-1, today sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry asking for information regarding media reports that U.S. taxpayer dollars are being used to fund efforts to influence upcoming elections in Israel. This is from Senator Cruz's press release. Has President Obama launched a political campaign against Prime Minister Netanyahu and his representatives? Sen. Cruz asked. This administrations relentless harassment of Israel is utterly incomprehensible. The Islamic Republic of Iran is pursuing the deadliest weapons on the planet, and there can be no doubt that their first target will be...
  • I Haven't Endorsed Anyone, Folks

    01/29/2015 2:06:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I've got more on Scott Walker here, but I want to spread this out, spread the Scott Walker stuff out. Let me make something very clear: I haven't endorsed Scott Walker or anybody else, as per usual. I don't endorse, particularly this far out. I mean, we don't even have any real official candidates here. But even if we did, that's not what happens on this program, by policy. There's some things that Scott Walker... I'm getting e-mails, "Hey, you'd better be careful! You know, Scott Walker's not exactly good on immigration, Rush. You don't want to embarrass yourself...
  • Ted Cruz Requests Investigation: Has Obama launched a POLITICAL CAMPAIGN against Netanyahu

    01/29/2015 3:15:14 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 49 replies
    Ted Cruz and Lee Zeldin have sent a letter to Kerry asking for an investigation into whether or not Obama has launched a political campaign against Netanyahu before the March elections. Its a good question because we know White House officials have been throwing Netanyahu under the bus in Israeli media recently. But apparently theres a lot more too it: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Congressman Lee Zeldin, R-NY-1, today sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry asking for information regarding media reports that U.S. taxpayer dollars are being used to fund efforts to influence upcoming elections...
  • TED CRUZ AND THE MATTER OF THE MUSHY MIDDLE

    01/28/2015 1:15:06 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jan 2015 | CICERO
    Sen. Ted Cruz lit up the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday: Talk is cheap, he told conservative activists before he slipped in a Biblical allusion: The Word tells us you will know them by their fruit. That is, the proofs in the pudding. And Cruz was just getting rolling; he challenged his potential rivals for the 2016 Republican nomination to, in effect, put up or shut up: If you say you oppose the presidents unconstitutional executive amnesty, show me where you stood up. If you say you support life and you support marriage, show me were you stood up and...
  • Why Ted Cruzs Expatriate Terrorist Act is Constitutional and Necessary

    01/28/2015 9:22:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/28/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    An editorial in the National Review attacks Ted Cruz’s and Steve King’s Expatriate Terrorist Act to remove the citizenship of Islamic terrorists so that they can’t return to this country.First let’s discuss why this bill is necessary. “If we do not pass this legislation, the consequence will be that Americans fighting alongside ISIS today may come home tomorrow with a U.S. passport, may come home to New York or Los Angeles or Houston or Chicago and innocent Americans may be murdered if the Senate does not act today,” Ted Cruz said. We’ve already seen it happen in France just...
  • GOP poll Freep this poll

    01/27/2015 4:54:01 PM PST · by Zenjitsuman · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/26/15 | Newsmax
    Freep this poll, lets get a conservative this time.
  • Ted Cruz 2016: 7 Highlights From Pre-Politics Life of GOP Presidential Hopeful

    01/27/2015 4:06:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 27, 2015 | Lisa Cunningham
    Ted Cruz, an outspoken attorney whose first elected role was as a U.S. senator from Texas, is seen as a strong contender for a run for president in 2016. Although hes only been a senator since 2012, Cruz has already ingratiated himself with the Tea Party. Here are seven highlights from his pre-politics life: 1. His father was a political prisoner of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista during Fidel Castro's revolution and nearly lost his life. "Being the son of an immigrant who came here fleeing oppression and seeking freedom, I think, is an incredible gift," Cruz has said. "It makes...
  • "Islamic Nutcases" : Paul, Rubio,Cruz Debate Iran Sanctions

    01/27/2015 2:49:23 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | Pam Key
    Partial Transcript Courtesy of ABC News of Sundays Freedom Partners 2016 Presidential Forum with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen Marco Rubio (R-FL), moderated by ABCs Jonathan Karl, on the issue of Iran sanctions.
  • Gone Demagoguin'! Ted Cruz and Scott Walker Stage "Fiery" Appeal to Farthest Right

    01/26/2015 3:08:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Gentlemen's Quarterly | January 26, 2015 | Jason Zengerle
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.gq.com/news-politics/201502/ted-cruz-scott-walker-2016
  • Bill Maher confesses that he is terrified of Ted Cruz

    01/25/2015 5:20:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Houston Examiner ^ | January 25, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas has earned a singular honor once reserved for movie villains, according to a Friday story on Breitbart TV. Bill Maher laid into the possible Republican presidential candidates on his HBO political rant show. He had little good to say about any of them, but he reserved a special sort of ire, on the level of what he has used for Sarah Palin, for Cruz. Putting it simply, the bad boy of pay for view cable is deathly afraid of the junior senator from Texas. Maher minced no words about how terrified he is about Cruz. Maher...
  • Walker vs. Cruz on Gay Marriage - [Oct - 2014]

    01/25/2015 4:07:24 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 71 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | Oct. 7, 2014 | David Catanese
    While Scott Walker wants to move on, Ted Cruz plans to fight. In a nutshell, those are the battle lines being drawn over gay marriage among the 2016 GOP presidential aspirants. [READ: Supreme Court Greenlights Gay Marriage] After the Supreme Court punted on state rulings, how to define legal matrimony again veered into sharp focus, with two polar opposite approaches being outlined by the Wisconsin governor from a blue state and a Texas senator from a deep red one. For us, its over in Wisconsin, Walker acknowledged, citing the high court move that means a lower court decision to accept...
  • A Guide to 2016 Republican Candidates' Positions on Illegal Immigration

    01/25/2015 12:02:31 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/16/2015 | Ben Shapiro
    With Republicans in Congress split over the best approach to Obama's executive amnesty - and with many establishment Republicans splitting form grassroots Republicans on the issue of illegal immigration more generally - it's clear that immigration will be a hot-button primary issue in 2016. ... So where do the potential candidates stand? Here's a rundown: ...
  • Perry, Cruz thrill Iowa conservatives at 2016 field's first big gathering

    01/25/2015 9:25:32 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 24 January 2015 11:18 PM | TODD J. GILLMAN
    DES MOINES, Iowa Texans Ted Cruz and Rick Perry courted Iowa conservatives on Saturday at the first major gathering of the 2016 Republican field a chance for more than a half-dozen White House hopefuls to throw elbows, shape narratives, generate buzz and frame the choice to their advantage.Perry, making his first foray as an ex-governor, cast himself as a seasoned executive who can actually point to achievements unlike, say, a senator.I got a feeling that after six years of disappointment, of mediocrity and decline, a slow-course correction is not what voters are going to be looking for...
  • Iowa Freedom Summit, Senator Ted Cruz

    01/25/2015 9:03:27 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    C-SPAN.ORG ^ | JANUARY 24, 2015
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke at the 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit held at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Updated Iowa Caucus odds: Post-Iowa Freedom edition

    01/25/2015 8:52:07 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Steve Deace
    On Saturday, the first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucuses officially got underway with Congressman Steve King’s Iowa Freedom Summit.With a list of speakers as distinguished as you’ll see at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), most of the people who have spent at least five minutes thinking about being the 2016 Republican presidential nominee were there. With the exception of Jeb Bush (conservatives are not his crowd), Bobby Jindal (he was hosting a spiritual revival event in Louisiana), Marco Rubio (“Gang of 8” amnesty and Mr. King don’t necessarily mix), Rand Paul (he’s on a passive-aggressive kick at the moment), and Mitt...
  • Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) at the Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/25/2015 8:21:48 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 1/24/2015 | NATHANHURST
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) delivers remarks at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines. He talks about the need to bring together a coalition of voters who "believe in the miracle of America."
  • Exclusive Ted Cruz Details Path to Victory for Epochal Fork in the Road 2016 Election with

    01/24/2015 11:04:34 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    DES MOINES, Iowa In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News backstage at the Iowa Freedom Summit, potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) detailed the pathway to victory for Republicans in 2016and he explained a new phrase he started using in his speech minutes earlier. Cruz introduced a new major theme, the Miracle of America, in his speech to the thousands of Iowans gathered atthe event hosted by Citizens United and Rep. Steve King (R-IA).What I want to talk to you about today is reigniting the Miracle of America, Cruz said in his speech in the Hoyt...
  • Get on the Ted Cruz support list!

    01/24/2015 7:06:07 PM PST · by SandwicheGuy · 32 replies
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    If you like, you can text 33733 and include the word CONSTITUTION in the body. This will register you with Ted Cruz and his campaign for our America. This works nation-wide.
  • Cruz to GOP: Find a nominee who can 'reignite the extraordinary miracle of America'

    01/24/2015 4:13:46 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JANUARY 24, 2015 | 5:32 PM | SARAH WESTWOOD
    Sen. Ted Cruz delivered an impassioned speech Saturday before conservatives at the Iowa Freedom Summit that called on lawmakers to pass bold reforms like abolishing the Internal Revenue Service and stripping the Environmental Protection Agency of much of its authority.The Texas firebrand also pressed his fellow conservatives to "repeal every word of Obamacare" and to steel the southern border against illegal immigration."This country was built on incredible opportunities that if you're a single mom waiting tables, you can do anything," he said. "There's been no country in the history of the world that has let so many millions come and...
  • Ted Cruz Just Launched His Iowa Campaign

    01/24/2015 3:51:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 235 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 24, 2015 | Tim Alberta and Shane Goldmacher
    The Texas conservative and his team are trying to lock down a state director for his White House run.DES MOINES -- Ted Cruz's presidential campaign​ in Iowa is unofficially underway. The Texas senator and his lieutenants have been making calls to top Iowa activists and consultants for the past two weeks, multiple Republican sources told National Journal, hoping to lock down a state director for his White House campaign. Cruz has not yet made that critical hire, the sources said. But he's making other moves in this first nominating state. At the end of a fiery speech here Saturday to...
  • In Iowa, Cruz imagines reigniting the miracle of America

    01/24/2015 3:38:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Houston Chronicle's Texas Politics ^ | January 24, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Ted Cruz unveiled a possible new theme for a 2016 presidential campaign reigniting the miracle of America as he wooed the Iowa conservative activists critical to a victory in the Republican caucuses next year. It is the most important cause that unifies us together, and Iowa believes in the miracle of America, he said Saturday. Appearing at the Iowa Freedom Summit, the unofficial kickoff of the race to win the Iowa caucuses, Texas junior senator appealed to the evangelical voters who could cast about half of the votes in February. Cruz spoke thoroughly about both Mayor Annise Parkers...
  • Ted Cruz wows Iowans with sermon-style political speech and corny Islam jokes

    01/24/2015 2:49:45 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 17:32 EST, 24 January 2015 | David Martosko
    Ted Cruz wows Iowans with sermon-style political speech and corny Islam jokes: Those 9/11 hijackers 'weren't a bunch of ticked off Presbyterians' At the Iowa Freedom Summit, he boomed a Reaganesque sermon complete with scripture references and an altar call just send a text messageCruz had spent all week in Washington, he told a Des moines crowd,'So it's great to be back in America'He said the US should close the IRS and post all 110,000 employees on its southern border an army of tax agents to scare illegal immigrantsHis biggest applause line was a call to strip U.S....
  • Cruz, King propose legislation to revoke citizenship of those joining terrorists

    01/24/2015 2:42:18 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    p>The summit, which Ed is covering live, is breaking all sorts of news. One interesting item to come out this weekend is a new proposal from Steve King in the House and Ted Cruz in the Senate which would strip the US citizenship of any persons who sign on to fight with ISIS or other terrorist groups. Two arch-conservatives unveiled legislation on Friday to revoke the U.S. citizenship of anyone who seeks to join a group designated by the State Department as a foreign terrorist organization.The Expatriate Terrorist Act, offered by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX),...
  • Texas Sen. Cruz says of 2016 field: Dont talk, show me

    01/24/2015 2:28:12 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 24, 2015 | 2:03 p.m
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Texas' junior senator is challenging early caucus state voters to back only presidential candidates with a proven conservative track record. Sen. Ted Cruz tells conservatives gathered at the Iowa Freedom Summit that the standard should be, "Don't talk, show me." The Republican was among several would-be presidential candidates appearing Saturday at the forum.
  • Love Affair Between Iowans, Ted Cruz Continues

    01/24/2015 2:23:51 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | January 24, 2015 4:52 PM | Eliana Johnson
    Des Moines, Iowa The love affair between the Iowa voters and Ted Cruz is going strong.The Texas senator, pacing across the stage at the Iowa Freedom Summit in a tan blazer and slacks, praised the states unique and special role in the political process. Iowa voters, he said, have a responsibilityto scrutinize every candidate for national office, to look them in the eyes and to hold them to account.The tea-party darling urged them to be discerning when presidential contenders begin streaming through the state vaunting their conservative credentials. It helps, of course, that nobody can out-conservative Ted Cruz.Every candidate is...
  • Maher: Ted Cruz Scariest Hispanic From Texas Since Movie Assassin

    01/24/2015 10:48:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | January 23, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Bill Maher railed against the 2016 GOP field on Fridays Real Time, dubbing Ted Cruz the scariest Hispanic to come out of [Texas] since Javier Bardems portrayal of assassin Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men.Maher initially introduced the 2016 field as a group of corporate @$$lickers who were trying to sign up mega-rich donors like Sheldon Adelson before one of the other guys in the pack blows him first. He then went after each candidate individually, calling Rick Perry an Evangelical Texas $#*+-kicker with limited intellect to draw a comparison between him and George W. Bush. Maher was...
  • Sen. Cruz: Every life is a gift

    01/23/2015 8:05:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    yourhoustonnews.com ^ | January 23, 2015
    WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement in support of the 2015 March for Life: Today thousands of students, families, and church communities have traveled to Washington to march for life and lift up our nation in prayer. Forty-two years ago, Roe v. Wade overturned a Texas law and in one sweeping decision legalized abortion on demand across our nation. We are filled with grief for the nearly 57 million souls who will never have a chance to become the next teachers, artists, entrepreneurs, and heroes. This anniversary marks a shadow in our nations history,...
  • Donald Trump says Ted Cruzs Canadian birth could be a difficult problem for 2016 bid

    01/23/2015 7:32:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 23, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa Billionaire Donald Trump, the most prominent birther to question Barack Obamas eligibility to serve as president, asserted Friday that Sen. Ted Cruz must clear up legal doubts about his own eligibility due to his birth outside the United States. Its a problem. It could be a difficult problem, but he admits that he was born in Canada, Trump told reporters in Iowa on the eve of the first major gathering of 2016 presidential hopefuls. Hes a friend of mine. I have great respect for him. But certainly its a stumbling block and hes going to...
  • [Scott] Walker adds "Iowa expert" to his political campaign team

    01/23/2015 1:18:13 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 73 replies
    WQAD Quad Cities ^ | 1/23/2015 | Shelly Nelson
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is adding a veteran GOP strategist and Iowa expert to his political team as the Wisconsin Republican considers a possible 2016 presidential bid. The addition of David Polyansky gives Walker's team a big dose of Iowa experience. The strategist helped engineer former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's win in the 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses and also served as deputy campaign manager for former Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, who won the 2011 Iowa straw poll.
  • Ted Cruz & Climate Change (Is this all they have? If so, he has a great chance of being next prez)

    01/23/2015 12:25:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Cagle Post ^ | January 23, 2015 | Rick Jensen
    If this is the best liberals can do to disparage Ted Cruz, the Texas Senator has a great chance of being our next President. Adam Estes at Gizmodo.com fired off a salvo that simply begs a little asterisking.** Estes writes: Even though Cruz is from Houston, home of Johnson Space Center, theres reason to believe that hell continue his pursuit of trying to deflate the space agency. Heck, just look at all the dumb things hes said about science in recent years. Net Neutrality is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government. ...
  • Sen. Cruz introduces bill to give tax break to soldiers deployed to Africa

    01/23/2015 12:13:16 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    Killeen Daily Herald ^ | Jan. 23, 2015 12:50pm | Rose L Thayer
    WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today introduced the Operation United Assistance Tax Exclusion Act, which provides that service members deployed to combat the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa be entitled to the same tax benefits as those serving in a combat zone.The bill is cosponsored by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. The benefit shall only apply to service members who are required to undergo a 21-day quarantine. Fort Hood deployed about 500 troops for this mission. About 80 have returned and are currently in isolation at North Fort Hood."While we take...
  • Ted Cruz: Keep Americans who fight with terrorist groups out of America

    01/23/2015 12:05:44 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Pete Kasperowicz | Jan. 23, 2015 12:50pm
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday announced the reintroduction of legislation that would prevent any American from returning home to the U.S. if they leave the country to fight with a terrorist organization.His legislation, the Expatriate Terrorist Act, is a response to some instances in which Americans have left to support these groups, and then were allowed to return home. Cruz and other Republicans pushed for similar legislation last year, but the Republican-led House and Senate gives the bill a much better chance of passing Congress this year.Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and other Republicans want to keep Americans who leave...
  • Holder on the hot seat: Senators demand answers on U.S. fugitives in Cuba

    01/23/2015 11:25:07 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 23, 2015 | S.A. Miller
    A group of Senate Republicans pressed Attorney General Eric H. Holder on Friday to explain the administrations policy for U.S. fugitives in Cuba, including a convicted cop killer, following President Obamas announced normalization of relations with the communist island nation. As the nations chief law enforcement officer, do you support the normalization of relations with Cuba without the return of fugitives from justice for prosecution who have the blood of Americans, including law enforcement officers on their hands? said the three senators in a letter to Mr. Holder. The letter was signed by Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, Ted Cruz...
  • TOP-10 Potential 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates

    01/23/2015 9:20:35 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 56 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    1- Ted Cruz2- Allen West3- Ben Carson4- Rick Perry5- Marco Rubio6- Mike Pence7- Michele Bachmann8- Scott Walker9- Bobby Jindal10-Rand Paul (if I have to) What say you?
  • Open request to Senator Cruz

    01/22/2015 2:41:41 PM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 155 replies
    The Constitution requires that for you to be eligible to be president, both of your parents must be naturally born citizens. You do not meet that qualification, if I am wrong please straiten me out. If you get the nomination I promise you the democrats will do what the republicans are too scared to do. Dear Ted I think you are awesome but we all need to know the answer to this.
  • Ted Cruz Wins SOTU Postgame with More Cowbell! More Cowbell!

    01/22/2015 9:45:59 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 20, 2015 - 9:40 pm | Paula Bolyard
    Megyn Kelly asked Sen. Ted Cruz if he thinks President Obama was setting the stage for the next presidential candidate.“Oh, I think he was trying to and he hopes that the next candidate engages in the same far-left policies. This is a man of the left,” Cruz said.“You know, it reminds me of the classic Saturday Night Live skit with Christopher Walken, where there’s a band playing and his solution to every problem is ‘More cowbell! More cowbell!’” Cruz said. “For President Obama ‘More cowbell’ is ‘More taxes! More government!More taxes! More government!’”Kelly laughed and said, “The audience knows!” She...
  • The Anti-Cruz Gospel In a Nutshell

    01/22/2015 9:24:09 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 23 replies
    Daily Pundit ^ | Bill Quick
    Crazy for Ted Cruz – Katie Glueck – POLITICO South Carolina tea party activists love him, but is that enough in 2016? This encompasses the strategies that both the left and the Gentry GOP will deploy against the man they fear more than any other, Senator Ted Cruz.Note the seemingly nominal use of the words “crazy,” and “Tea Party.”  This will be the left’s attack.  He’s a crazed right-winger, just like his followers.  Nothing gets the puppies of the left barking louder than a Pavlovian mention of “Tea Party.”On the right, the strategy will be based on “Will it be...
  • Science Shows That Some Senators Arent Qualified

    01/22/2015 9:17:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    A new Congress means changechange in the way that votes swing, legislature is pushed past, and committees are formed. With the 2014 midterm elections, the Republican Party took control of Congress, and subsequently, new senators were named to positions in congressional committees. Recently, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R.) was named chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space, while Fla Sen. Marco Rubio (R.) was named chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard. Interestingly enough, neither seem to have the education or beliefs necessary to head such influential positions. Cruz is infamous for his...
  • Ted Cruz sounded a whole lot like Elizabeth Warren on Fox News last night

    01/21/2015 5:23:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Vox ^ | January 21, 2015 | Andrew Prokop
    On Tuesday night, Senator Ted Cruz appeared on Fox News to respond to the State of the Union address and talked about how the US economy was only working for the "top 1 percent," who he said have gotten "fat and happy" under Obama's administration.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Cruz's rhetorical move is unusual for a prominent Republican, particularly a presidential contender. This emphasis on the "the 1 percent" has long been condemned by many in the party as class warfare. For instance, Sen. Marco Rubio said in 2012 that "convincing one group that their life isn't doing better because another is doing too...
  • Ted Cruz paints in bold colors

    01/21/2015 6:22:15 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 20, 2015 | Jesse Broadt
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) captivated his audience from minute one at the 2015 Tea Party Convention that was held this past weekend in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. As he walked from the back of the auditorium to the podium, Cruz was not hurried, but rather stopped for everyone who wanted to shake his hand and offer support. He connected with his audience in a way that only a genuine individual could, and one of his opening statements from the stage was "God bless the great state of South Carolina." He also told us to leave our cell phones, saying: "I...
  • Why Didn't The Gop Have Ted Cruz Give SOTU Response?

    01/21/2015 3:32:38 AM PST · by Pajamajan · 57 replies
    If anyone saw Ted on Fox News with Megan K-He had the focus group laughing- He was only on for a minute. Imagine what he could have done with the whole response.
  • Ted Cruz: "More Government" Is Obama's "More Cowbell"

    01/21/2015 4:01:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued that President Obama believes more government is the only solution just as Christopher Walkens Bruce Dickinson character believed the only prescription is more cowbell on Tuesdays Kelly File on the Fox News Channel.
  • Cruz compares Obama to Christopher Walkens more cowbell character

    01/20/2015 5:36:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | January 20, 2015 | Staff
    When President Barack Obama speaks tonight during his State of the Union address, all Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will be hearing is actor Christopher Walkens iconic voice. Asked by a reporter Tuesday whether he found anything to like in Obamas proposal to impose new fees on big banks, Politico reported that Cruz compared the presidents ideas to Walkens most famous Saturday Night Live sketch where the actor plays a music producer. To every problem his solution was, more cowbell, more cowbell. This president, to every problem his solution is more taxes, more government,' Cruz said. Hes not listening to the...
  • Crazy for Ted Cruz: South Carolina tea party activists love him, but is that enough in 2016?

    01/20/2015 4:43:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 20, 2015 | Katie Glueck
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. A crowd of tea party activists huddled outside a closed conference door here on Sunday. Many hadnt caught a glimpse of the man they were waiting for, but they knew he was in there. Here he comes! someone suddenly shouted, as Ted Cruz emerged. All day long, the Republican senator from Texas was mobbed by people who thanked him for taking on Washington, jostled for pictures and sought out hugs. Even after Cruz had departed the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention, his booth was consistently crowded. Ben Carson and Rick Santorum made their pitches and both...
  • Why Ted Cruz is The Only Option in 2016

    01/19/2015 8:03:28 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 58 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | January 19, 2015 | Frank Camp
    Ted Cruz is the only possible Republican candidate who understands the problem with amnesty.“It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.” – VoltaireEven though we just came off an election that seemed to last an eternity, we are approaching 2016 more quickly than we realize. Unlike the last two presidential election cycles, the Republican field is stacked in 2016. There are several solid contenders for the nomination, as well as a parade of horribles who would lose to presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.Unfortunately, despite a deep bench of qualified conservatives who appear to...
  • Ted Cruz to Be Honored by Hollywood Group Despite Objections

    01/19/2015 7:24:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 19, 2015 | Paul Bond
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz will get an award from a Hollywood honor society despite objections from some of its liberal members, insiders said Monday. The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors had seemingly settled on one of its American Spirit Awards going to Cruz until some members threatened to quit over the selection because they deemed him too partisan. Some members of the organization met Monday to discuss the situation and decided that Cruz would get the award, and the senator is expected to attend a ceremony in April and address the group. As is customary, the Caucus will also...
  • Ted Cruz builds his White House team

    01/19/2015 5:23:34 PM PST · by xzins · 167 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 19, 2015 | David M. Drucker
    Team Ted Cruz is taking shape, and the Senate first-termer's presidential campaign could start before this spring. The Republican senator from Texas tentatively plans to fill senior campaign positions with the triumvirate he signed last summer to expand his political operation. At the top is Jeff Roe, whose organizational title is undefined but who would be the campaigns chief strategic and logistics decision-maker. Jason Miller would shape and oversee campaign messaging; Lauren Lofstrom would direct fundraising. Cruz is in the process of feeling out additional campaign hires and prospective donors in preparation to join the field of 2016 candidates. If...
  • Sure sounds like Ted Cruz IS running for president

    01/19/2015 5:02:30 PM PST · by xzins · 22 replies
    HotAir ^ | January 19, 2015 | Allahpundit
    He and Rubio are the only two top-tier candidates I thought might pass on the race, and the only reason I thought Rubio would skip it is if Jeb Bush snapped up all the political talent in Florida for his own run. Cruz, I imagined, might pass simply because he can afford to play the long game. Rubio is no sure thing to get reelected in a purple state like Florida so it might be now or never for him; Cruz, on the other hand, will keep his Senate seat in the red state of Texas for as long as...