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  • Congressman Faces Backlash over Cruz Comments [semi-satire]

    04/01/2015 9:51:19 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2015 | John Semmens
    After calling newly announced GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz a “big mouth” and a “failure,” Rep Peter King (R-NY) was shocked to receive feedback in-kind from Cruz supporters. “People have been phoning my office belittling my accomplishments and asserting that I am all talk,” King complained. “This is disrespectful. No member of Government should have to put up with such abuse.” King rebutted assertions that his inelegant way of expressing his disagreement with Sen. Cruz may have invited equally inelegant retorts. “I am a member of Congress, the Constitution explicitly protects my right to speak on any matter without...
  • Ted Cruz: My First Act As President Will Be To Undo Obama’s Unconstitutional Executive Orders

    04/01/2015 6:57:21 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 1, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tells Breitbart News that if he’s elected President, one of his first actions will be to undo all of President Barack Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders.
  • Ted Cruz: The uncompromising candidate (Mild barf alert)

    04/01/2015 1:17:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Los Angeles Post-Examiner ^ | March 31, 2015 | Megan Wallin
    Some articles have compared him to our current president, both because of his early accomplishments in legal and social arenas and his status as a member of a minority group. Now, having officially given up his dual Canadian-United States citizenship, Ted Cruz announced, on March 23, 2015, he would be running for the presidency. While it’s a welcome sight to see someone other than a Clinton or a Bush in the political limelight, I think most moderates (and — forgive me — most sane, rational human beings) would agree that Ted Cruz is not a promising candidate for the Republican...
  • Make quick Donation to Ted Cruz for President before midnight CDT

    03/31/2015 9:48:56 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 23 replies
    Ted Cruz for President ^ | March 31, 2015 | Steelers6
    Go Ted
  • Inside Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign headquarters in Houston

    03/31/2015 8:55:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KTRK-TV ^ | March 31, 2015 | Tom Abrahams
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- On the seventh floor of a Greenway Plaza high rise, Senator Ted Cruz's campaign operation is in full swing. Sweet, modern open space complete with a playroom for children. Cruz, and his wife Heidi, have two young daughters. His campaign manager has a one-year-old. The national headquarters is divided into several sections. They include a large space for data collection, an area for the national press team, a policy area, administration, and in the back around the corner is an area reserved for finance. Both Cruz and his wife also have offices. Heidi, who works for Goldman...
  • Why Latino ‘leaders’ reject Ted Cruz

    03/31/2015 4:53:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 31, 2015 | Mike Gonzalez
    Ted Cruz’s official campaign isn’t even two weeks old, and already it’s done the nation a favor — by highlighting the duplicity of the “multicultural” left and what it is really after. Ever since Cruz announced his candidacy for president, “Latino leaders” have been stepping all over themselves to declare that not only does he not speak for Hispanics (something only they presumably do) but he’s not even a “legitimate” Hispanic. All of which serves to pull the curtain back on multiculturalism: Defined by liberals, it’s a concept that exists solely to advance liberal objectives. It’s not ancestry that makes...
  • Cruz, Walker Tied For the Lead in New Nevada Poll

    03/31/2015 1:51:13 PM PDT · by wolfman23601 · 84 replies
    Unsure: 20 Ted Cruz: 18 Scott Walker: 18 Jeb Bush: 16 Marco Rubio: 7 Ben Carson: 6 Rand Paul: 5 Chris Christie: 4 Mike Huckabee: 4 Rick Santorum: 2 Carly Fiorina: 1
  • Guest Opinion: Ted Cruz embodies the American spirit

    03/31/2015 1:39:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Macomb Daily ^ | March 24, 2015 | Alan Loncar, Special to Digital First Media
    If the 19th century English philosopher George Henry Lewes heard Senator Ted Cruz speak as he did Monday at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, then Senator Cruz could convincingly be said to be the inspiration for Mr. Lewes’ quote that “originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism.” Senator Cruz announced at Liberty that he is seeking the Republican nomination for president. Our story does not end there. Cruz’s speech touched on more than campaign promises or party platform. It touched — focused — on the senator’s beliefs, deeply felt, on government’s limited role in relation to man,...
  • Ted Cruz Makes an E-Mail Fundraising Push

    03/31/2015 1:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    NewsMax / Bloomberg News | March 31, 2015 | Staff
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/ted-cruz-email-push-2016/2015/03/31/id/635475/
  • Ted Cruz’s ambitions impede his understanding of the issues [GOP-E and CoC Cheerleader Barf Alert!]

    03/31/2015 1:08:38 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 31 at 3:33 PM | Jennifer Rubin
    Politico reports, “Ted Cruz thunders about what he calls a ‘fundamentally unserious’ U.S. defense policy, but when he had a chance to weigh in during Senate Armed Services Committee hearings, he rarely showed up. Cruz, who announced last week he’s running for president, has the committee’s worst attendance record — by far.” His spokeswoman responds, “Sen. Cruz is deeply engaged in defense and national security issues. He never hesitates to defend American sovereignty and has established a remarkable track record leading on these matters.” Cruz later chimed in, “It’s not like I’ve been at the beach drinking a pina colada.”...
  • Cruz'n for a bruisin' The GOP religious right vs. the GOP establishment. (Cruz v. Bush he says)

    03/31/2015 12:33:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 31, 2015 | Roger Simon, chief political columnist
    The blood is in the water. The game is afoot. And the Republicans are brawling. While Democrats are usually viewed as the undisciplined, fractious party, it is Republicans who sharpen their knives and slice each other up when the White House is at stake. The struggle is between two groups within the GOP. The establishment finally recognizes that the party must broaden its base. If the party appeals to only white, Christian conservatives, it will wind up as a regional party, capable of winning Senate and House seats but incapable of winning a national election. We must nominate a presidential...
  • Ted Cruz Can’t Do What Glenn Beck Says

    03/31/2015 7:46:03 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/26/2015 | W. James Antle III
    Less than a week after leaving the Republican Party, Glenn Beck had something to say about how Ted Cruz should approach the primaries. Leave Scott Walker and Rand Paul alone. Otherwise, Beck warned, “we’re just going to end up with Jeb Bush.” (Bill O’Reilly was skeptical about Beck’s whole GOP-leaving business.) Cruz professed his admiration for Paul and Cruz, but didn’t quite commit to refrain from criticizing them. That’s because he can’t. The Republican presidential race can be split into the conservative primary and the establishment primary. Beck isn’t wrong that a divided conservative vote could benefit Bush, but there...
  • Washington Post Column: Don’t dismiss Ted Cruz

    03/31/2015 6:59:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/31/2015 | Marc Thiessen
    Ted Cruz is being called a Republican Obama, but he has not exactly gotten an Obama-like reception from the mainstream media. Liberal commentators have, predictably, beclowned themselves in the wake of Cruz’s presidential announcement. Chris Matthews (the guy who “felt a thrill going up his leg” when Barack Obama spoke during the 2008 campaign) compared Cruz to Sen. Joe McCarthy, even showing pictures of McCarthy and Cruz in the same pose. Ebony magazine Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux told MSNBC that Cruz likes country music because “nothing says ‘let’s go kill some Muslims’ like country music.” On “Morning Joe,” Donny Deutsch...
  • The Misguided Cruzade for Total Border Control [Open-Border Libertarians]

    03/31/2015 7:35:01 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies
    Reason.com ^ | March 31, 2015 | Shikha Dalmia
    The Texas senator's fencing plans will impose a hefty cost on Americans Sen. Ted Cruz launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination last week by promising to "finally, finally, finally secure the borders" and put an end to unauthorized immigration. This will warm the hearts of restrictionists, no doubt. But it should scare Americans who love their pocketbooks and liberties more than they hate undocumented Latino immigrants.Restrictionists accuse many of these immigrants of being welfare queens who come to America illegally and live off taxpayers. Cruz has contributed to the hysteria by proposing bills barring undocumented workers from ever...
  • What the Constitution says about Ted Cruz--ZOT!

    03/31/2015 2:34:35 AM PDT · by aquapub · 51 replies
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3/31/15 | Robert Moon
    The debate over Senator Ted Cruz's eligibility to run for president revolves around conflicting information from several key authorities on the Natural Born Citizen clause. The question is whether a person is a "natural born citizen" (as intended by Section 1 Article 2 of the Constitution) by merely being born inside the U.S. (the rule of jus soli, or 'rule of the soil'), or by being born in the U.S. with one or both parents also being American citizens...or by being born anywhere in the world to one or more parents who are U.S. citizens (the rule of jus sanguinis,...
  • Ted Cruz Could Make It Difficult for Marco Rubio in 2016

    03/30/2015 9:52:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | Javier Manjarres
    This past weekend, word got out that Senator Marco Rubio had reserved the Freedom Tower in Miami, Florida, for an event, possibly to announce his 2016 presidential intentions. Those close to Rubio quickly tried to dispel the original Tampa Bay Times story as being false. Asked about reports he had booked the Freedom Tower in Miami on that date for an undisclosed event, Rubio said he had not reserved a specific site yet. Senator Rubio himself has been reaching out to long-time supporters and donors asking them if they could attend his April 13th event. Other staffers have been charged...
  • TED CRUZ: I’m PROUD to stand with Gov. Mike Pence!

    03/30/2015 9:27:33 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 88 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 3/30/2015 | Right Scoop
    Unlike Scott Walker and more emphatic than Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz enthusiastically supports Gov. Mike Pence and urges all Americans to do the same: HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, issued the following statement today in support of Governor Mike Pence’s effort to defend religious liberty and protect against the government forcing individuals to violate their deeply held beliefs: “I want to commend Governor Mike Pence for his support of religious freedom, especially in the face of fierce opposition. There was a time, not too long ago, when defending religious liberty enjoyed strong bipartisan support. Alas, today we...
  • Star Parker: Take responsibility

    03/30/2015 5:50:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | March 30, 2015 | Star Parker
    In 1979, the year before Republicans nominated Ronald Reagan as their presidential candidate, the Rev. Jerry Falwell and conservative activist Paul Weyrich founded the Moral Majority. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, recently announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., founded by Falwell. Although Cruz made no reference to the Moral Majority in his remarks, his thinking is clearly in line with that of Falwell and Weyrich — that getting the largely politically inactive evangelical Christians politically engaged could change America. Cruz’s detractors call him “extreme,” but he may not be so close to the...
  • Republican nominee Ted Cruz’s aggression targets demographic

    03/30/2015 4:32:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The University of Miami in Coral Gables' The Hurricane ^ | March 29, 2015 | Andrew Allen, sophomore communications major
    Sen. Ted Cruz has been making headlines on his trek to become the Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election. Cruz’s tactics are abnormally overt for a potential candidate, spreading what can best be described as fire and brimstone political sermonizing across the country. His words and demeanor aren’t just authoritative or passionate, they’re practically ecclesiastical. This approach says a lot about the current dispositions and the potential future of the extreme conservative right. While Cruz’s strategy may seem off-putting and baffling to many, there is a carefully calculated set of tactics backing his words. His politicized, Baptist preacher shtick...
  • Ted Cruz's team says this is the proof that he can run for US president despite his Canadian roots

    03/30/2015 4:03:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 30, 2015 | Hunter Walker
    According to his campaign team, two top lawyers definitively settled the question of whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is eligible to run for US president with an article published in the Harvard Law Review earlier this month. In an email to Business Insider last week, Cruz's senior adviser Catherine Frazier said the campaign is pointing any reporters who ask about Cruz's eligibility to the March 11 article by Neal Katyal and Paul Clement. "Any coverage on this issue should include the Harvard Law Review article by Katyal and Clement," Frazier wrote. Questions have been raised about Cruz's eligibility as he...
  • SciCheck: Cruz on the global cooling myth and how he's like Galileo

    03/30/2015 12:51:30 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 56 replies
    Sen. Ted Cruz cited a 1975 Newsweek article on “global cooling” to question the evidence of global warming, and in the process made several incorrect and unsubstantiated claims. The Newsweek story, which did warn of a “cooling world,” has been criticized and largely debunked — by its own author. Cruz’s claim that “advocates of global cooling suddenly shifted to global warming” ignores the fact that there was no scientific consensus in the 1970s about global cooling. Cruz said that “satellite data demonstrate that there has been no significant warming whatsoever for 17 years.” This is misleading. Though the trend line...
  • The Brief: Candidate Cruz Tours New Hampshire

    03/30/2015 1:13:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | March 30, 2015 | John Reynolds
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz attends a "Politics And Eggs" breakfast in Manchester, N.H. on March 16, 2015.The Big Conversation The reviews are in for Ted Cruz's first campaign swing this weekend through New Hampshire, a key early presidential primary state. The New York Times: "Mr. Cruz, a Texas Republican who is the only announced candidate so far, seemed comfortable on the stump. Though not exactly altering his message, he brought out certain aspects of his persona and platform depending on the crowd in front of him. ... And he continued to find sizable and attentive audiences, with at least 100...
  • ESTHER CEPEDA: Written all over his face (Already grasping at straws to attack him)

    03/30/2015 12:21:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | March 30, 2015 | Esther J. Cepeda
    Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz, native of Canada, junior senator of Texas and lover of Wagner, has thrown his hat into the ring to be the Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election. But it's not his hat that many recoil from so much as it is the head beneath it. Let's talk about the elephant in Ted Cruz's presidential campaign: his face. OK, it's symmetrical in its composition, not too pudgy or gaunt -- all in all, a fine face, really. Some might even say he has the face of an angel. Not me, mind you, but some. Like the...
  • Cruz Could Ride ‘Unlikeability’ All the Way to the White House

    03/30/2015 12:05:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Fiscal Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | Eric Pianin
    In an era of rampant anti-Washington sentiment among voters, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wears his reputation as a conservative iconoclast and one of the least popular members of the Senate as a badge of honor. Days after becoming the first politician to announce his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election, Cruz dismissed suggestions he’s too unlikeable and disdainful of the government process in Washington to win the White House. ---snip--- Cruz also articulated his credentials before coming to Washington, noting how they differed with Obama’s early background as a community organizer. “I spent five and a half years as the...
  • CNN’s Dana Bash Tries to Take Out Ted Cruz, Fails Miserably

    03/30/2015 11:08:23 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 52 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03-30-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    This is the most hilarious interview with Ted Cruz I’ve seen thus far. Thank you CNN, for delivering this epic bit of blowback: [IVDEO] Please, somebody, help me, I can’t stop laughing. Bash tried to smack Cruz around by comparing him to Obama (funny, she didn’t have a problem with the current president having no executive or much political experience when he ran for the White House in 2008), hoping it would silence and embarrass the senator from Texas. She got a healthy dose of “you’ve got to be kidding” me instead. Two years in the Senate, not much experience...
  • Ted Cruz and the issue of executive experience

    03/30/2015 9:25:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | March 29, 2015 | Herman Cain
    The lack of it is not a positive, but it can be overcome. Here's how.The entry of Ted Cruz into the presidential race touched off an interesting discussion about the relevance of experience, especially governing experience and executive experience. Some said Cruz is nothing more than a conservative Barack Obama because he is a first-term senator with little executive experience. Others countered that all the executive experience in the world wouldn’t have made Obama a good president because he is so wrong ideologically. As someone who once ran for president because I thought my experience as a business executive could...
  • Ted Cruz’s favorite Thomas Jefferson quote and the message it sends

    03/30/2015 10:26:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Post's Morning Mix ^ | March 30, 2015 | Fred Barbash
    In questions of powers, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution. — Thomas JeffersonDon’t be embarrassed if you don’t instantly recognize those words from Thomas Jefferson. They’re not etched in marble on his memorial in Washington. While they express a common sentiment of the founding generation — that since men are no “angels,” the Constitution is necessary to control their baser acts — the occasion for Jefferson’s “chains” was anything but common. The words come from Jefferson’s draft of the Kentucky Resolutions, in which he...
  • The Top 5 Reasons Sarah Palin Would STILL Make A Better President Than Barack Obama

    03/28/2015 9:41:51 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 44 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | March 27, 2015 | Steven Crowder
    4. She created jobs. During her tenure as governor, Alaska was 2nd in job growth compared to all other states. Obama’s definition of job creating is changing the definition of “unemployed.” See, you’re no longer considered “unemployed”… you just don’t care anymore. Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/top-5-reasons-sarah-palin-still-make-better-president-barack-obama/#O4ou4QOAXOWbKTOo.99
  • Peggy Noonan, Then and Now: Notice her reaction to 2 first-time senators running for President

    03/30/2015 7:52:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/29/2015 | Ed Driscoll
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results: Mr. Cruz knows his reputation as the angry, surly face of the dark side of conservatism. He’s the government-shutdown artist*, the living answer to the question “What if Joe McCarthy went to Harvard Law?” He says it’s a caricature.**He once noted to me in conversation that when people on TV call him angry and snarling, they never show video to illustrate the point. He says there is no angry, snarling video because he isn’t angry and doesn’t snarl. He never throws mud, he says, and won’t. He sees himself as a...
  • Conservative darling is not electable

    03/29/2015 9:55:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Bucks County Courier-Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | The Editors
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wasn’t taking any chances the other day when he announced he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Cruz launched his bid at what for him was the friendliest of venues: Liberty University in Virginia, a Christian school founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. It would have been difficult for Cruz to pick a more receptive crowd for his announcement. And he didn’t disappoint. He asked Christian conservatives in the audience and across the nation to imagine a United States without the IRS, without Obamacare and without abortion rights. Said Cruz: “I believe...
  • Ted Cruz in NYC: Conservative Christians Being Tricked to Believe General Public Disagrees With Them

    03/29/2015 9:12:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Christian Post's Politics ^ | March 29, 2015 | Daniel Stratton
    NEW YORK – Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas, stressed during a closed-door meeting with New York City Christian leaders earlier this week that for the first time in history an astounding 65 percent of Americans do not think that their children will have a better life than them. Cruz, who is the first in an expected crowded Republican field to officially launch a presidential campaign, said that this depressing outlook is unacceptable and that there is a need to restore hope for those who have lost their faith in America's leadership. "America wants to believe that America has...
  • LETTERS: Ted Cruz, Cruising to Victory or Unguided Cruz Missile?

    03/29/2015 8:54:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 30, 2015 | Various
    Regarding your editorial “The Cruz Candidacy” (March 24): Shades of 1964! For those of us old-timers who worked in the Barry Goldwater camp during that campaign, we see an ominous parallel shaping up because all of the ingredients are there. As ardent conservatives we admired the charismatic retired Air Force general who projected all of our conservative values. Sadly, as history reminds us, he attracted far too few votes from centrist and liberal Republicans, from the independent sector and from middle America in general during the 1964 campaign. This led to one of the worst electoral debacles in our country’s...
  • Cruz Pushes Back on Inexperience: I Wasn't Just a 'Community Organizer'

    03/29/2015 8:16:50 PM PDT · by rightistight · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/29/15 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Dana Bash grilled Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his lack of experience being similar to then-Sen. Barack Obama’s when he ran for president . Cruz defended his qualifications saying, “In his time in the Senate he had basically been a backbencher; he had not been leading on any issues of any significance. In my time in the Senate you can accuse me of being a lot of things but a backbencher is not one of them.” “Unlike Barack Obama, I was not a community organizer before I was elected to the Senate,”...
  • Rivals, critics doubt Ted Cruz’s credentials at their peril

    03/29/2015 6:44:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | March 29, 2015 | Tom Jackson
    As we have discovered since he jetted from the starting blocks as 2016’s first declared presidential candidate, Ted Cruz seems to be a lot of things: scholar, radical (or patriot), genius (or know-it-all), upstart, loner, throwback (or traditionalist) and all-around lightning rod. Unproven, however, is that Cruz, a devoutly conservative Republican, is not qualified to seek the presidency, which was the position staked out by feather-trigger snipers even as Liberty University students showered his announcement with standing ovations. (Yes, they sort of had to be there, but they didn’t have to be enthusiastic about it.) Cruz, 44, is a first-term...
  • If America Is Going Independent, Is Ted Cruz a Smart Choice for 2016?

    03/29/2015 6:20:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Wall Street Cheat Sheet ^ | March 26, 2015 | Anthea Mitchell
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) may be gaining ground as the conservative favorite for 2016. The Tea Party-affiliated Republican has long been one of the more vocal and intense individuals on the GOP’s side of the aisle. Many on the far right would be pleased to see him run, and he’s likely to have a flood of Tea Party support. “Many social conservatives feel their issues have been kicked to the side, and they are frustrated. Someone like Cruz taking the nomination in 2016 would give them a voice again. It’s still early, and there are many potential candidates that could...
  • Ted Talks In New Hampshire: Can Ted Cruz Cajole His Way Into 2016 Contention?

    03/29/2015 5:41:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 29, 2015 | Scott Conroy
    NASHUA, N.H. -- When he's out on the campaign trail in public view, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) likes his hair gel extra-shiny, his wife and two adorable daughters close to his side, and a microphone attached to his body at all times. The former college debate national champion knows a little something about presentation, and image-crafting was entwined in every movement he made during his first swing through New Hampshire as a newly minted presidential candidate on Friday and Saturday. At times, he risked laying it on a little too thick. During his first appearance at a Veterans of Foreign...
  • Ted Cruz defends presidential credentials

    03/29/2015 2:55:27 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | MARCH 29, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — They’re both Harvard Law School graduates, constitutional lawyers and senators who launched presidential campaigns during their first terms.But Ted Cruz has little else in common with Barack Obama, he said Sunday.“I think there are a lot more notable differences between us than the similarities,” the Texas Republican told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.”He said he’s had much more influence in the Senate than Obama, who he said was a “back-bencher” during his four years there.“He had not been leading on issues of any significance,” Cruz said. “In my time in the Senate, you can...
  • Kathleen Parker: Ted Cruz ‘Obviously’ Will Not Become President

    03/29/2015 2:40:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 29, 2015 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Appearing on Fox News’ MediaBuzz on Sunday, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker demonstrated a complete 180 degree change of heart surrounding Senator Ted Cruz’ presidential prospects. At first, Parker argued that “he’s obviously not going to win the presidency” before insisting that when it comes to Cruz “the Washington media are really out of touch with real America.” Parker’s comments came during a panel discussing surrounding the media’s treatment of Ted Cruz in which liberal journalist Juan Williams insisted that Cruz received just as much criticism from conservatives as he does from the liberal media. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Parker went on to argue...
  • Ted Cruz wants to bring his aversion to compromise to the 2016 fight

    03/29/2015 1:24:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Washington Post's The Post's View ^ | March 23, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    LET’S SEE, why does this sound familiar? A charismatic constitutional scholar, with an inspiring life story, still in his first Senate term, promising a dramatic change of direction . . . . But wait: it’s 2015, and the candidate, officially as of Monday, is Sen. Ted Cruz. Here’s one way to tell Mr. Cruz (R-Tex.) from the winning constitutional scholar of 2008: Sen. Barack Obama promised to unite the country. Mr. Cruz — not so much. In fact, the most notable characteristic of Mr. Cruz’s brief time in elected politics has been his aversion to values that are essential to democracy’s functioning: practicality, modesty...
  • Huckabee shares 'untold secret' of support ("Brushes off" idea of Cruz "intruding" on his turf)

    03/29/2015 1:13:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | March 29, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Sunday brushed off the idea that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) would intrude on his turf among conservative Christian voters. "My base is really beyond just evangelicals," Huckabee said on CBS's "Face the Nation." "I think the untold secret is a lot of the support that I have, and that I anticipate I will have, is from the working-class, blue-collar people who grew up a lot like I did – not blue-blood, but blue-collar," Huckabee said. He acknowledged that evangelical voters played a major role in his 2008 presidential campaign. Cruz, the first major Republican...
  • Talk show primary: Cruz may be trailing in polls, but winning big among conservative radio hosts

    03/29/2015 12:06:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 28, 2015 | Hadas Gold and Jonathan Topaz
    Glenn Beck wants listeners to pray for him. Mark Levin says Fox News is out to get him. Hugh Hewitt calls him an “intellectual leader.” Rush Limbaugh thinks his campaign launch was “masterful.” Laura Ingraham hails him as “Reaganesque.” Erick Erickson considers him a “good friend.” Ted Cruz may be trailing in the polls and strapped for cash, but the first declared candidate of the 2016 race is winning in at least one key contest — the conservative talk-show primary. Tens of millions of listeners — and potential GOP primary voters — tune in each week to the biggest right-wing...
  • 'My problem with Cruz is that he's very, very smart'

    03/29/2015 11:57:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    American Thinker Blog ^ | March 29, 2015 | Dan Joppich
    If establishment pundits can’t deny a Republican’s intelligence, then they have to claim his intelligence is a problem. The other day, NPR’s Robert Siegel assembled his usual suspects from the New York Times, Washington Post and Brookings Institution to provide a “balanced” review of the week in politics, including the latest from Ted Cruz. These two short sentences provide a perfect example of the uphill climb Cruz and any Republican has ahead: DAVID BROOKS of the NY Times: “My problem with Cruz is that he’s very, very smart – he’s going to Wall Street these days and impressing people with...
  • No, Fox News. Ted Cruz Is Not Barack Obama. Not Even Close. (Barf alert)

    03/29/2015 11:32:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | March 29, 2015 | Karoli
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)If Fox News tries to sell Ted Cruz as the conservative Barack Obama, are they damning him or helping him? There are so many laugh-out-loud moments in this clip it's hard to know where to begin. Dorothy Rabinowitz hails Cruz as a magnificent orator, hard-liner on foreign policy, and one who can inspire the conservative base to action. But overall, this is an on-air attempt to damn Cruz with faint praise, just as they did in an editorial earlier this week. It's clear both from the WSJ editorial and Peggy Noonan's pile-on the next day that Cruz is hardly their...
  • Poll: Bush Still Tops List of GOP Candidates, But Cruz Rising Fast

    03/29/2015 11:18:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    NewsMax / Bloomberg News | March 29, 2015
    Link only: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/jeb-bush-ted-cruz-poll/2015/03/29/id/635137/#ixzz3VncIuLew
  • Commentary: ‘Irksome’ Ted Cruz is a stickler for process, a lightning rod for controversy

    03/29/2015 10:53:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | March 29, 2015 | Marc Fisher, The Washington Post
    The Texas Republican's devotion to principle – or an unyielding insistence on getting his way – could propel him to the front ranks of Republican contenders for president or render him unelectable.Ted Cruz looked out over a sprawling audience of Iowa farmers and agri-business leaders, people who rely on federal subsidies of ethanol, and the man who would be president stuck it to them. “I know you’d like me to say I’m for the renewable fuel standard” – that’s the subsidy of their product – “that’d be the easy thing to do,” he said. “But I’m going to tell you...
  • "Cruz"ing the Green Papers-The Challenge Ahead

    03/29/2015 7:11:30 AM PDT · by parksstp · 1 replies
    Green Papers ^ | 03-29-2015 | parksstp
    Can Ted Cruz mathematically win the Republican Nomination? In order to answer this question, it’s important to look at the current rules that are being set in place in each state and territory for the Republican nominating contest. With help from the information presented on the Green Papers, it appears the magic number to win the GOP nomination in 2016 is 1,235 delegates. As we all know, many states have their own rules in how they award delegates, whether they are bound/unbound, whether there is a binding primary or caucus, and whether the Party leader “super-delegates” in each state/territory are...
  • Watchdog group questions Cruz appearance at Liberty University

    03/29/2015 5:28:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Lynchburg News and Advance ^ | March 29, 2015 | by Alicia Petska
    The watchdog group Americans United for Separation of Church and State is calling foul on Sen. Ted Cruz’s appearance at Liberty University last week and pointing to it as an example of the need for renewed IRS enforcement. In a letter to the IRS, Americans United said Cruz’s speech at an LU convocation on March 23 amounted to a campaign rally that students had to attend or risk being fined. This is “precisely the sort of activity that should warrant an investigation into the school’s tax status,” reads the letter signed by Americans United Executive Director Barry Lynn. “It sure...
  • Why Ted Cruz Is More Electable Than You Think

    03/28/2015 9:56:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 29, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    Ted Cruz is the candidate most likely to take our country from where it's arrived under the leadership of President Obama to where it should be - in the hands of "We the People." His authenticity and consistency are just two of the advantages he has over the rest of the field-in-waiting. He says what he means, he means what he says, and Washington knows it. Expectedly, the knives are out against Sen. Cruz, and they're coming from both sides of the aisle. There's no doubt in my mind however, many of those knives will be dulled once the presidential...
  • Being first doesn't help, hurt Cruz

    03/28/2015 9:16:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | March 28, 2015 | Eric Heyl
    John Zogby, founder of the Zogby Poll and the Zogby companies, is an internationally renowned pollster, author and political pundit. He spoke to the Trib regarding U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas becoming the first Republican candidate to officially announce a 2016 presidential bid. Q: Does Cruz benefit at all by being the first GOP candidate to be formally out of the gate? A: I don't think so, but it doesn't hurt him, either. He got the news cycle on a slow news day, so he took advantage of that and he got the announcement in his hometown newspaper first,...
  • Ted Cruz on Immigration: GOP Presidential Candidate Finds Trouble With the Spanish Language

    03/28/2015 7:20:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    LatinPost.com ^ | 03/28/2015 | Michael Oleaga
    Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican U.S. senator for Texas, announced his bid for the White House on March 23, but has since been criticized for the release of a 30-second Spanish-language campaign video that references he's the son of a Cuban immigrant. Cruz did not narrate the video, nor has he spoken in Spanish in public events. U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz has received criticism for his Spanish-language campaign advertisement despite making controversial comments about bilingual people. Cruz, a Republican U.S. senator for Texas, announced his bid for the White House on March 23, which included the release of a...