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  • Exclusive–Ted Cruz: Democrats 'Have Become an Extreme Party'

    09/22/2014 8:30:47 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Sep 2014 | 20 Sep 2014
    In an exclusive interview, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Thursday will go do as a "dark day" in Senate history, with Senate Democrats blocking GOP legislation addressing the Islamic State (ISIS) and President Obama's threat of executive amnesty. “Unfortunately the Senate Democrats have become an extreme party,” Cruz said in an interview backstage at the Liberty Political Action Conference (LPAC) in Alexandria, Virginia. “They have become a party that has abdicated their responsibilities. Under Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats, we have a do-nothing Senate. There are over 350 bills the House of Representatives has passed and they’re all sitting...
  • Cruz: Meet the new 'Three Amigos'

    09/22/2014 8:26:29 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2014, 05:44 pm | Scott Wong
    Move over John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte. Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz says there’s a new “Three Amigos” in the U.S. Senate.This week, Cruz, the conservative Texas senator, found himself on the same side as liberal Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in voting against arming and training Syrian rebels fighting Islamic extremists in the Middle East.All three senators are considered prospective 2016 candidates.“They call us the three Amigos,” Cruz joked during an interview at the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday.And though he’s on the opposite political spectrum as Warren and Sanders, Cruz was quick to...
  • At TribFest, Cruz Talks Possible 2016 Run, Partisan Gridlock

    09/22/2014 7:47:59 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 20, 2014 | John Reynolds
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz hinted Saturday that he would make a decision on a possible run for the White House in the first half of 2015, but he said his focus for the next six weeks would be on helping Republicans take back the Senate.The Texas Republican told Dan Balz of The Washington Post at The Texas Tribune Festival that the 2016 field would probably be defined between January and June of next year. But he did not offer up his name.Balz introduced the topic by asking Cruz what would keep him out the 2016 presidential election. Cruz allowed that it was a clever way...
  • Unity With the Persecuted

    09/22/2014 3:54:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 22, 2014 | Faith J. H. McDonnell
    Addressing the “In Defense of Christians” (IDC) summit on Wednesday morning, September 10, U.S. Representative Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) declared that every “freedom-loving man, woman, and child must be engaged” in the fight to defend persecuted Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East.
  • Sarah Palin to Speak at Values Voter Summit (also Jindal, Cruz, Paul, other presidential possibles)

    09/20/2014 7:01:52 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Sep 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will speak at the Values Voters Summit next week in Washington, D.C. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/19/Sarah-Palin-to-Speak-at-Values-Voter-Summit
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz On Obamacare: ‘Come 2017, A Republican President’ Will Repeal ‘Every Word’

    09/19/2014 2:11:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    KYW-TV ^ | September 18, 2014 | Chris Stigall
    Chris Stigall hosted Texas Senator Ted Cruz at the National Constitution Center to discuss the upcoming elections and President Obama’s plan to combat ISIL in Iraq and Syria.(AUDIO-AT-LINK)Cruz said the government shutdown that Republicans forced last fall has led to the American public’s collective rejection of the Affordable Care Act. “As a result of that fight, we elevated the national debate and millions of Americans across this country focused on all the incredible harms, the disaster that is Obamacare, and as a direct consequence of that fight, today President Obama’s approval ratings are at the lowest they’ve ever been…We have...
  • Dems block Cruz bill to strip U.S. citizenship from Islamic State defectors

    09/18/2014 5:08:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz tried to get the Senate to consider a measure Thursday providing that any American who joins the fight with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State would immediately renounce their U.S. citizenship, but a Democratic senator objected, saying more time is necessary to weigh the significant constitutional issues it raises. Ahead of the Senate’s scheduled consideration Thursday afternoon of a proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels, part of President Obama’s strategy to combat the terrorist group, the Texas Republican asked for unanimous consent to pass the Expatriate Terrorist Act he introduced earlier this month. The measure...
  • Counterpoint: The GOP Needs Ted Cruz

    09/18/2014 5:58:51 AM PDT · by absentee · 3 replies
    Pocket Full of Liberty ^ | 9/18/14 | Jay Caruso
    Ah, to be a Ted Cruz “hater.” I put the word in quotation marks, lest I be accused of being too harsh on Cruz detractors who seem to get their panties wadded up whenever he opens his mouth. One of the mistakes those of us who are involved or interested very much in politics often forget is many people outside of that realm don’t know or don’t care about the day to day goings on of the political world. Therefore when people start shrieking about Cruz and how he’s leading the GOP to defeat I just happen to laugh. At...
  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Why history needs a Latino president

    09/17/2014 10:45:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Voxxi ^ | September 17, 2014 | Tony Castro
    What would Hispanic Heritage Month be like if there were a Latino in the White House? Would the president don a white guayabera and ride in an open limousine at the head of a parade celebrating Latino heritage? Would one of his first accomplishment have been to use his presidential authority of executive action for sweeping immigration reform? Or to expect that from the nation’s first Latino president belittle the significance of what would be his — or her — place in history? So often, too, the symbolism of presidential politics overshadows the reality of the post. If John F....
  • Point: Ted Cruz, The Queen of Summertime (The knives are coming out)

    09/17/2014 11:43:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Pocket Full of Liberty ^ | September 17, 2014 | Neal Dewing, senior editor
    Recently the FX Network hosted an event, “Every Simpsons Ever,” during which they – surprise – broadcast every episode of ‘The Simpsons,’ ever. It was a glorious idea, not least because it brought back memories of when the show was so much sharper. Some of those older Simpsons episodes have been lingering in the old brainpan for the last 20 years or so. A line from one episode in particular always stuck with me. It’s the one where Lisa gets a pool during a heat wave, and becomes popular (There’s also a spoof of Rear Window, but that’s not important...
  • Cruz: Hagel, Dempsey more ‘social workers’ than military leaders

    09/17/2014 9:33:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 17, 2014 | Kellan Howell
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz accused top U.S. military officials of behaving like “social workers” in Iraq and Syria rather than showing military strength. In an interview Tuesday night with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Mr. Cruz said he was disappointed by responses from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey after he questioned them at a Senate hearing on the administration’s plan to defeat the Islamic State. “Frankly, their answers were far more those you would expect of a social worker, than of military leaders,” Mr. Cruz said. The Republican senator, who is considering a...
  • Nancy Pelosi Had A Pretty Simple Response To Ted Cruz's Bizarre 'SNL' Claim

    09/16/2014 6:44:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 16, 2014 | Paige Lavender
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had a pretty simple response to to Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) claim that a proposed constitutional amendment intended to reverse the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision could put "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels in jail. Here's Pelosi on NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" reacting to a clip of Cruz making the claim on the Senate floor: Cruz said the amendment applies to SNL because NBC is a corporation, and the late-night show has had influence over elections. He called the proposal -- which would give Congress and states more power to...
  • Mike Huckabee: Ted Cruz’s Worst Nightmare

    09/16/2014 1:40:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 136 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 16, 2014 | Henry Olson
    Mike Huckabee dropped his biggest hint to date yesterday that he might run for president in 2016. Should he run, his national name ID and his strong 2008 run probably doom any chance Rick Santorum has (Santorum’s 2012 vote largely overlapped with Huckabee’s 2008 backers). But it also throws a huge monkey wrench into any hopes Senator Ted Cruz has of winning the nomination.
  • ISIS Strategy splits Rubio, Paul, Cruz

    09/16/2014 1:28:28 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 26 replies
    TheHill ^ | 9/16/2014 | Alexander Bolton
    The threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has created an opportunity for three White House hopefuls in the Senate to grab the spotlight from Republican governors. ... Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Intelligence panels has used the debate to distinguish himself as the inheritor of the muscular foreign policy worldview held by former President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) While he says it would be good for president Obama to seek congressional support for military action against ISIS, he argues the president doesn't need it. Rubio supports arming...
  • Watch: Ted Cruz Launches Anti-Obama Amnesty Effort

    09/16/2014 6:44:57 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/16/14
    In a video first released to Breitbart on Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced his effort to combat President Barack Obama’s potential executive amnesty action, which could come following November’s midterm elections. Viewers are encouraged to visit StopObamasAmnesty.com to sign a petition. “Sen. Ted Cruz is leading the fight to secure the border,” the video explained. “Stop Obama’s amnesty and celebrate legal immigration. But he needs your help to hold Obama and Senate Democrats accountable.” The amnesty effort from Obama would likely include an expansion of his so-called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and apply it to an...
  • Huck: I’m Better than the Others

    09/15/2014 11:00:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 15, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Former governor Mike Huckabee (R., Ark.) implicitly made the case against Senators Ted Cruz (R., Texas), Rand Paul (R., Ky.), or Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) serving as president during a meeting with reporters about the prospect of his own candidacy. In a roundtable meeting this morning with journalists in Washington, D.C., Huckabee said that he would decide next year whether or not he will run for president, but he already knows he’s unlikely to support any of those freshman senators. “If not me, I would be supportive of someone who has had executive experience and who has been a governor...
  • Ted Cruz puts on display his chilling ignorance

    09/15/2014 1:53:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Times of Oman ^ | September 15, 2014 | James J. Zogby
    My mother was fond of saying, "if you want someone to hear you, you must first listen to them" — know them, understand the questions they are asking, and be sensitive to their concerns. If you do this, she would say, "you will be able to speak with people and not at them". What happens when you don't follow this simple rule of communication was on display during the "In Defence of Christians" conference that was held in Washington from September 9th to the 11th. Addressing an audience of 900 mostly Arab Christians, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) launched into a...
  • Connect the dots: Obama met with cleric who supports Hezbollah on 9/11 (Christian Conf. Exposed)

    09/14/2014 3:22:31 PM PDT · by Kaosinla · 7 replies
    AllenBWest.com ^ | 9/12/2014 | Lt. Col. Allen West
    "The Maronite leader said the meeting with Obama was productive, according to the Daily Star.” Productive for whom and in what manner? It seems Iran has found a way to influence American foreign policy even while they denounce America and build a nuclear capability. There can be no doubt that this whole episode was devised by the Ayatollahs, Hasan Rouhani, their best proxy army Hezbollah, and its leader Hasan Nasrallah. How better to infiltrate D.C. at this time than to masquerade as holding a conference on defending Christians — interestingly enough there was no support from the major Christian conservative...
  • Ross Shouldn’t Do That (Ref: Ross Douthat’s New York Times hit piece on Ted Cruz)

    09/14/2014 12:32:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    PJ Media's Spengler ^ | September 13, 2014 | David P. Goldman
    I had to read the penultimate paragraph of Ross Douthat’s New York Times piece on “friendless Middle East Christians” before the enormity of it sunk in. Douthat wrote: If Cruz felt that he couldn’t address an audience of persecuted Arab Christians without including a florid, “no greater ally” preamble about Israel, he could have withdrawn from the event. The fact that he preferred to do it this way says a lot–none of it good–about his priorities and instincts. In so many words: Jew-hatred among Middle Eastern Christians is so rampant that it should be ignored in the interests of saving...
  • Christian Patriarch Supporting Hezbollah Says Obama Promised To Lebanon

    09/14/2014 9:07:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A Lebanese Christian leader who was a keynote speaker at a Washington, D.C. conference during which Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was booed for his public support of Israel said President Obama told him during a later meeting that he would work to protect Lebanon from regional turmoil.
  • Breitbart is here — and his name is Ted Cruz

    09/14/2014 6:41:51 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 30 replies
    Daily Inter Lake ^ | Saturday, September 13, 2014 6:00 pm
    You may remember Andrew Breitbart. You should. Before his sudden and rather mysterious death at the age of 43 on March 1, 2012, he was a fearless voice of untrammeled American conservatism. He would stand up to anyone, no matter how powerful, in defense of traditional values and against political chicanery. He took on ACORN, Anthony Weiner, Nancy Pelosi, of course President Obama, and anyone else who tried to acquire power through hypocrisy or change policy through chicanery. His death left a huge void in the world of conservatism. So big, in fact, that conservatives adopted a slogan to encourage...
  • Ted Cruz Is No Hero For Insulting A Room Of Persecuted Christians

    09/11/2014 12:26:24 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 192 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/11/2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    ...We learn of a Maronite Christian seeking a liaison with Hezbollah and it sounds horrifically bad until you realize the purpose is to work together to fight ISIS, for instance. Her descriptive language for the various Christian leaders...suggests a lack of intimacy with the topic.... ...When Cruz was supposed to give the keynote address and discuss the deadly serious topic of persecution of Christians, he instead insulted a largely immigrant and foreign crowd as a group that didn’t understand their own political situation and stomped out of the room after calling them a bunch of haters.... The fact is, as...
  • Restoring Civility to Politics the Ted Cruz Way [SURPRISINGLY SOMEWHAT OBJECTIVE]

    09/13/2014 11:02:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | Susan Milligan | Sept. 12, 2014 | 4:30 p.m. EDT
    Ted Cruz is not the first name on everyone’s list when one thinks of restoring decorum to politics and public discourse. Yet Cruz, the famous GOP firebrand who is Texas’ junior senator, did just that in a recent speech to a group calling itself In Defense of Christians. In his address, Cruz reiterated his strong support for Israel – hardly an outlier opinion for a member of Congress, particularly in the current political environment – and asserted, “Christians have no greater ally than Israel.” Again, this is not a provocative thing to say. It’s an opinion shared by many active Christians....
  • Cruzifiction

    09/13/2014 10:24:21 AM PDT · by all the best · 114 replies
    American Vision ^ | September 13, 2014 | Joel McDurmon
    Ted Cruz has made a serious mistake—one supported by sentiments of millions of American evangelicals—and it could cost the lives of many Christians. I suppose you’ve heard by now that Ted Cruz was recently “booed off stage” for a senseless, ill-placed “stand with Israel” gaffe at a banquet for persecuted Middle East Christians. The worst part of his comments is not that they were calculated for self-serving political purposes—as others have noted already. Although that is certainly bad enough, it is hardly as offensive as the main implication of what he said. Apparently, we must agree with him, or else...
  • Ted Cruz walk-off: cynical, or 'Sister Souljah moment'?

    09/13/2014 6:35:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor's DC Decoder ^ | September 12, 2014 | Peter Grier
    Ted Cruz was booed off the stage, after praising Israel at a meeting of Middle East Christians that included Palestinians. Was it a deliberate move to claim credit for standing up for Israel? Ted Cruz was booed this week at a meeting of Middle East Christians. Will that help or hurt him in the long run in US politics? First, the background: the Republican Texas senator (and presumptive 2016 presidential contender) was addressing the In Defense of Christians organization, which focuses on persecuted Christian and minority sects in the Middle East. Near the end of his speech he brought up...
  • Cruz Headlines Conference Featuring Hezbollah Supporters (Cruz knowingly exposed the scum)

    09/13/2014 2:41:35 AM PDT · by Kaosinla · 17 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/10/14 | Alana Goodman
    Funding for the conference was provided by Clinton donor and Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury, according to organizers. The wealthy businessman pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2009. Chagoury is also reportedly backer of Lebanese politician Michel Aoun, Hezbollah’s top Christian ally in the country, according to U.S. diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks. Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Raď, who was scheduled to speak during the same keynote slot as Cruz on Wednesday evening, has called Israel an “enemy state that is occupying Lebanese territory” and defended Hezbollah’s right to attack the Jewish state... (Snip) “I decided we should be present and...
  • No Comment Yet on Why Obama Held Meeting on 9/11 With Terrorist-Supporting Cleric

    09/12/2014 10:14:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    ijreview ^ | September 13, 2014 | Victoria Taft
    President Obama held an Oval Office meeting with Middle Eastern-based Arab Christians on 9/11, one member of whom is a loud and proud supporter of the terrorist group Hezbollah. The day before, members of the same group, holding a conference under the name In Defense of Christians, booed and shouted down keynote speaker Senator Ted Cruz ”It’s surprising White House staffers allowed Maronite Patriarch Bashara Rai to meet with the President in the first place. As the Washington Free Beacon reports, the Lebanon-based Hezbollah supporting cleric isn’t shy about his views. “Everyone says why is Hezbollah carrying arms?” said Rai...
  • why ted cruz was right to walk out on the 'in defense of christians' conference

    09/13/2014 12:16:29 AM PDT · by Kaosinla · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/12/2014 | Katie Gorka
    What I discovered the next day is that Cruz had known exactly what he was doing.  Indeed, he had read the article that had been published about the event just that day and which essentially repeated Frank Ghadry’s allegation that the conference organizers were close to Hezbollah.   Whether Cruz ever contemplated withdrawing from the event is not certain, but what is clear is that he was keenly aware of the alleged links between the organizers of the event and Hezbollah, and he was not going to let that go untested.  Many have criticized Cruz since the event, saying he should have...
  • Ted Cruz and the most cynical, despicable political stunt of the year

    09/12/2014 10:16:02 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 321 replies
    Aggressively supporting Israel is a political winner for conservatives. But when it comes at the expense of persecuted Christians who fear for their lives... Since the second half of the 20th century, some of my fellow Christians have been the most persecuted religious group in the world. They still are. You probably are surprised to hear this. That's because most of these persecuted Christians don't live in the West. They are, as the awful phrase has it, too foreign for the right and too Christian for the left. In recent weeks and months, however, the West has heard about the...
  • Ted Cruz Takes Tough Stands For Religious Liberty

    09/12/2014 4:39:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Leadership: Say this for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: He routinely takes principled stands on tough issues, even if it puts him at odds with his own party. Case in point: His comments this week in support of nuns and Israel. With the White House filing a new brief signalling it intends to force Catholic Sisters to violate their religious beliefs, the Texas Republican strongly defended religious liberty. Despite its defeat in the Hobby Lobby case, the White House last Monday was back at it, filing a brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado explaining a rule...
  • Of politicians and moral courage

    09/12/2014 9:16:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/12/14 | Caroline Glick
    Obama cannot successfully lead the war because, as we saw once again on Wednesday night, he is not a leader. He is a politician Leaders are not elected. Politicians are elected. Their election in turn provides politicians with the opportunity to become leaders. You don’t become a leader by telling people what they want to hear, although doing so certainly helps to you get elected. A politician becomes a leader by telling people what they don’t want to hear.
  • Ted Cruz Confronts the Israel Haters

    09/12/2014 7:44:24 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 09/12/14 9:15am | Ken Kurson
    Senator Cruz was loudly booed but refused to buckle: "Those who hate Israel hate America.” John F. Kennedy once said, “Israel was not created in order to disappear. Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.”In today’s world of increasing anti-Semitism and moral relativism it is rare to find a leader with solid unshakable principles related to Israel that do not vacillate with the capricious tides of...
  • Ted Cruz Stands Up to ‘Hatred and Bigotry’ at Conference of Middle Eastern Christians

    09/12/2014 7:33:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2014 12:16 | Alana Goodman
    Cruz: Anti-Israel Crowd Like Nothing ‘I’ve Previously Encountered’ Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) said in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon that the “hatred and bigotry” he encountered when he was booed off the stage at a Middle Eastern Christian conference for defending Israel on Wednesday night was like nothing he has previously seen in his political career. “I’ve certainly encountered audiences that disagreed with a particular point of view. But this virulent display of hatred and bigotry was remarkable, and considerably different from anything I’ve previously encountered,” Cruz said, just a few hours after his pro-Israel speech to...
  • GOP lawmaker: Cruz walk off 'outrageous'

    Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) on Thursday characterized Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as being deliberately confrontational before abruptly walking off the stage at an event meant to raise awareness for Christians in the Middle East. Cruz said some in the crowd the night before reacted with "bigotry and hatred" when he expressed his support for Israel early in his speech. "I support Israel, but what Senator Cruz did was outrageous and incendiary," Dent told The Washington Post. "He showed a true lack of sensitivity for the people he was speaking to, especially the religious leaders who were there. It was a...
  • Assyrian Christians Support Cruz After Walkout

    09/11/2014 8:12:52 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Assyrian Christians are standing with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) after he was booed for his support of Israel by some Middle East Christians gathered in Washington, D.C. Wednesday at an event hosted by an organization called "In Defense Of Christians." Yet not all of the Christians present disagreed with Cruz--and some have begun speaking out in favor of Cruz's view that defending Israel and defending Christians in the Middle East go hand-in-hand. Martin Youmaran, a Chicago-based activist in the Assyrian American National Federation (AANF), posted on Facebook Thursday: I am deeply saddened to hear about the disrespectful display that some...
  • Arab Christians Boo Ted Cruz for Pro-Israel Remarks

    09/11/2014 2:16:10 PM PDT · by xzins · 131 replies
    CBN ^ | 11 Sep 14 | CBN
    A group of Middle Eastern Christians booed Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, off the stage after speaking in support of Israel at an event in Washington, D.C. The event, sponsored by the group In Defense of Christians, was billed as a gathering of Middle Eastern Christian leaders. They were trying to raise awareness about the threat to Arab minorities by the Islamic terrorists. Cruz spoke about Christian solidarity with Israel and standing against terrorist groups like ISIS. But some in the crowd were Palestinian Christian supporters of the Syrian government and even the terrorist group Hezbollah. "Those who hate Israel hate...
  • Ted Cruz: Hatred, Bigotry, Opposition to Israel Led to Me Leaving Event [Booed by "Christians"]

    09/11/2014 2:20:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/10/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Reports surfaced Wednesday night that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was "booed off the stage" at an event hosted by a purportedly Christian organization. Cruz, the keynote speaker at the new "In Defense Of Christians" organization's dinner in Washington DC, had offered the crowd--a number of whom were Christians from the Middle East, including Palestinian Christians--public support for Israel. After doing so, some members of the crowd booed at Cruz, and they persisted until he left the stage, noting their hatred and saying he can't stand with them if they don't stand with Israel.
  • IRS Audits Another Obama "Enemy" — Breitbart News

    09/11/2014 10:51:57 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 11, 2024 | IBD EDITORIALS
    IRS: As the 2014 midterms approach, what has become a political arm of the Obama administration has targeted — as it targeted the Tea Party — a leading conservative truth-teller that has exposed so many of its lies. Even as the IRS races to cover up a prior abuse of power, it ruthlessly engages in another, using its power to tax in an attempt to destroy the vast truth-gathering enterprise launched by the late Andrew Breitbart, which the administration apparently ranks right alongside the Tea Party atop its enemies list. Last Friday, the IRS stretched credulity beyond the breaking point...
  • Ted Cruz walks out of Christian event after being booed

    09/11/2014 11:07:58 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 11, 2014, 11:38 AM | Rebecca Kaplan/
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, walked offstage at an event Wednesday evening after his remarks in support of Israel drew boos from some members of the audience.Cruz was speaking at a dinner for In Defense of Christians (IDC), a group that aims to raise awareness of persecuted minority communities in the Middle East, particularly Christians.According to The Daily Caller, it was Cruz's assertion that "Christians have no greater ally than Israel" which drew the first negative reaction from some in the crowd, who booed and yelled, "stop it!"As Cruz doubled down on his point - "those who hate Israel hate America,"...
  • Congress may still vote on military force against ISIS

    09/11/2014 7:18:04 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/10/2014 | Greg Sargent
    Is Congress really going to allow the president to escalate military action against ISIS without voting on it? There almost certainly won't be any vote before the midterm elections. But there is still another way: members of Congress could try to force a vote on authorization of force after the elections - during the lame duck session. ...
  • Ted Cruz Gets Booed at "Middle East Christian Conference" - Video

    09/10/2014 8:26:53 PM PDT · by babylon_times · 112 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/10/14 | Tristyn Bloom
    “Those who hate Israel hate America,” he continued, as the boos and calls for him to leave the stage got louder. “Those who hate Jews hate Christians. If those in this room will not recognize that, then my heart weeps. If you hate the Jewish people you are not reflecting the teachings of Christ. And the very same people who persecute and murder Christians right now, who crucify Christians, who behead children, are the very same people who target Jews for their faith, for the same reason.” Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/10/ted-cruz-booed-off-stage-at-middle-east-christian-conference-video/#ixzz3CyNwHqHN
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Objects to Democrats Attempt to Repeal Free Speech Protections

    09/10/2014 4:48:50 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    SenTedCruz/YouTube ^ | September 9, 2014 | SenTedCruz
    Sen. Ted Cruz Objects to Democrats Attempt to Repeal Free Speech Protections
  • Cruz Letter: Why Is The IRS Auditing Breitbart News?

    09/10/2014 3:35:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 10,2014 | Breitbart News
    Editor's Note: This press release originally appeared on Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) Congressional website. WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today sent the following letter to the Internal Revenue Service regarding its decision to audit Breitbart News Network, LLC.
  • Ted Cruz: We should use everything, including our bill to fund the govt, to stop Obama’s amnesty

    09/10/2014 3:18:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 9, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Worth posting not because Cruz actually intends to try to shut down the government before the midterms but because Democratic leaders and lefty media will gorge on the mere possibility. Now that amnesty’s dead until November, they need something to goose their base. Another shutdown scare will do nicely. The tea party hero, who aggressively pushed the anti-Obamacare strategy that spurred last year’s 16-day government shutdown, has seized on immigration executive moves from the Obama administration as the root cause of the border crisis this summer. Although Obama said this weekend that he would delay any executive actions on immigration...
  • Cruz Letter: Why is the IRS Auditing Breitbart News?

    09/09/2014 7:51:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/9/14 | Breitbart News
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today sent the following letter to the Internal Revenue Service regarding its decision to audit Breitbart News Network, LLC. The full text of the letter is available here. Dear Commissioner Koskinen: I write to express deep concern over the recent announcement by Breitbart News that the Internal Revenue Service recently notified the Breitbart News Network, LLC that it would be subject to a far-reaching, burdensome, and open-ended audit. As you know, the Breitbart News Network LLC is a conservative-leaning press outlet. It has editors and reporters who cover daily political news and...
  • Ted Cruz: Amendment threatens SNL

    09/09/2014 7:04:30 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/9/14 6:11 PM EDT | LUCY MCCALMONT
    Cruz said that the proposal, which will face a vote tomorrow, gives Congress the authority to prohibit corporations from engaging in political speech. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/ted-cruz-saturday-night-live-amendment-110775.html#ixzz3CsGh8OMC
  • Ted Cruz Found SNL’s Impersonation Of Sarah Palin “Wickedly Funny”

    09/09/2014 5:30:02 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 23 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | Sept. 9, 2014, at 2:55 p.m. | Andrew Kaczynski
    Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz found Saturday Night Live’s portrayal of Sarah Palin “wickedly funny” and thought it had a “profoundly powerful” effect on how people view the then-vice presidential candidate. http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/ted-cruz-found-snls-impersonation-of-sarah-palin-wickedly-fu#3t91h5w
  • Ted Cruz’s Obamacare Nightmare Comes to Life

    09/09/2014 3:29:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | September 9, 2014 | By Jonathan Chait
    In the summer of 2013, with the Affordable Care Act about to begin enrolling its first customers in the new health-care exchanges, Ted Cruz warned Republicans that they were facing one final chance to kill the law. Once Americans had grown accustomed to the sweet comfort of affordable health insurance, Cruz foresaw, they would never give it up: “[Obama’s] strategy is to get as many Americans as possible hooked on the subsidies, addicted to the sugar. If we get to Jan. 1, this thing is here forever.” Cruz may have been completely misguided in his belief that this logic dictated...
  • Cruz: Stop deferred deportations with CR

    09/09/2014 12:44:31 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/09/14 02:04 PM EDT | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Tuesday that legislation to freeze President Obama’s executive order deferring the deportations of illegal immigrants who come to the country at a young age should be attached to a stopgap spending measure.Setting up a possible confrontation over the funding measure that would keep the federal government open beyond September, Cruz declined to rule out opposing the stopgap bill if it allows the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to continue.“I think we should use any and all means necessary to prevent the president from illegally granting amnesty. Certainly I think it would be appropriate to...
  • Ted Cruz’s Simple Plan for the Islamic State: ‘Destroy Terrorists,’ Secure the Border

    09/09/2014 7:23:55 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep. 8, 2014 4:12pm | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday said destroying the Islamic State and securing the border are the best steps the Obama administration could come up with to protect U.S. security interests.Cruz criticized President Barack Obama for offering a fumbling response over the last few weeks, saying alternatively that there is no plan, then saying the plan is to make the Islamic State a “manageable problem.”U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says Obama’s plan for dealing with the Islamic State should be simple, and based around destroying the terrorist group. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)“The objective here is not to make ISIS manageable,” Cruz...