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  • Cruz Supporters Planning to Launch ‘Ted Cruz Air Force’

    04/25/2015 2:12:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 25, 2015 | Justin Haskins
    A group of zealous supporters of Sen. Ted Cruz’ (R-TX) 2016 presidential run is planning to launch a ‘Ted Cruz Air Force’ (TCAF) in the coming months prior to the Republican primaries that begin in less than a year. According to TCAF, “Ted Cruz clearly has the support of the grassroots. He will also have air support.” TCAF says its most prominent air feature will be the “Ted Cruz Blimp,” but it also plans on recruiting “antique aircraft, towed aerial banners, light sport aircraft … [and] parachutes.” Member of TCAF Jerry Collette says he’s going to do everything he can...
  • Ted Cruz: Cancel Iran deal and move embassy to Jerusalem

    04/25/2015 12:37:39 PM PDT · by VinL · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/25/2015 | Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz promises a bold shift in U.S. foreign policy if he's elected president that would cancel President Obama's arms deal with Iran and move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. On the eve of remarks to the Republican Jewish Coalition, the White House contender laid out bullet points for his approach to the Middle East in an interview with the Washington Examiner that would sharply rebuke Obama's eight years. Cruz's call to get tough with enemies of the United States, especially Tehran, and prioritize relationships with key allies like Israel should go over well with the 800...
  • Ted Cruz is right for America

    04/24/2015 7:58:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Huntsville Item ^ | April 24, 2015 | Dr. Willard M. Oliver, guest columnist
    I am afraid. I am afraid that my rights to practice my religion openly are fast disappearing in this country and that I have become a target of hate and derision because I am a Christian. I am afraid that the very fabric of our society — the building block of every society — the family, unequivocally defined as a marriage between a man and woman for the purposes of raising children, is being grossly undermined and destroyed. I am afraid that my country has lost its rightful place on the world stage, as a shining beacon on a hill...
  • Ted Cruz Is Guest of Two Gay Businessmen

    04/24/2015 1:18:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 101 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 23, 2015 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Senator Ted Cruz has positioned himself as a strong opponent of same-sex marriage, urging pastors nationwide to preach in support of marriage as an institution between a man and a woman, which he said was “ordained by God.” But on Monday night, at a reception for him at the Manhattan apartment of two prominent gay hoteliers, the Texas senator and Republican presidential hopeful struck quite a different tone. During the gathering, according to two people present, Mr. Cruz said he would not love his daughters any differently if one of them was gay. He did not mention his opposition to...
  • New York Times: Ted Cruz just held a campaign event at the home of two gay businessmen, you know

    04/23/2015 7:06:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2015 | AllahPundit
    This NYT story, an obvious attempt at a gotcha that’ll damage Cruz among his base, will do more damage to the two businessmen within their own circle of allies, I suspect. It’s one thing for Ted Cruz, social conservative, to socialize with gay friends. It’s another for gays to socialize with — gasp — Ted Cruz, social conservative. During the gathering, according to two attendees, Mr. Cruz said he would have no problem if one of his daughters was gay. He did not mention his opposition to same-sex marriage, saying only that marriage is an issue that should be...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Archive Evidence Contradict NY Times Anti-Ted Cruz Hit Piece

    04/23/2015 2:01:20 PM PDT · by VinL · 13 replies
    GotNews ^ | 4/23/2015 | C. Johnson
    Evidence from the student newspaper of Princeton’s college newspaper shows that the young Ted Cruz was a defender of women’s rights and not the anti-woman oaf. Cruz favored instituting a patrol program at Princeton to cut down on violence and sexual assaults against women on campus, according to the Daily Princetonian on September 20, 1990. Cruz also was a member of the campus safety committee on campus. He called for spending money to address the problem of date rape on campus instead of a costly $700,000 program to institute locks. “Money should be spent on increasing proctor presence — especially...
  • This is How Ted Cruz Says He’ll Win the Middle By Running Right

    04/19/2015 8:49:13 PM PDT · by VinL · 45 replies
    National Journal ^ | 4/19/16 | Shane Goldmacher
    It's no secret that Ted Cruz is running hard to the right as he pursues the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. The strategy is pretty clear: He's pushing to out-conservative the rest of the field. Cruz wants, as he says repeatedly on the campaign trail, to lead a "grassroots army" of "courageous conservatives." But how would the tea party Texan win over the independents and Democrats needed in the general election? That's the question Cruz got at a New Hampshire gun range Sunday afternoon from a Cruz fan who had driven up from Massachusetts to express his concerns, in person, about...
  • Ted Cruz ROCKS the New Hampshire Republican Leadership Summit! [FULL SPEECH]

    04/19/2015 11:20:05 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 64 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4/19/15 | soopermexican
    Ted Cruz gave another electrifying speech to a welcome crowd at the New Hampshire Republican Leadership Summit.
  • Walker Shines in New Hampshire

    04/19/2015 6:01:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 19, 2015 | Stephen F. Hayes
    "...Walker expanded the stump speech he had given in Iowa back in January, a coming out party of sorts, that propelled him to co-frontrunner status in national and early-state polling. The new content made clear that Walker is a hawk and that in a Walker presidency the United States would not only reengage with the world but would project its power without reservation. He called the war on radical Islam and “generational” war and scorched Barack Obama for his ambivalence on the threat. “We’re going to bring the fight to them and fight on their soil and not ours." Walker’s...
  • Cruz nets first endorsement

    04/17/2015 4:01:11 PM PDT · by kingattax · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 17, 2015 | David McCabe and Lucy Feickert
    Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) has endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for president, giving the 2016 contender his first endorsement. “Ted Cruz is committed to restoring the America we know and love," Culberson said in a statement. "He will restore the true meaning of the 10th Amendment to get the federal government out of our lives, out of our pockets and out of our way. President Ted Cruz will ensure that Texans truly run Texas.” Cruz's campaign has struggled to get support from his colleagues in Congress. Fellow Texas Sen. John Cornyn (R) said that he would stay neutral in the...
  • R. Lee Ermey says he’s gonna vote for TED CRUZ

    04/16/2015 2:03:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | April 16, 2015
    This is just a short clip I found of R. Lee Ermey at the NRA convention (I believe) saying that he’s gonna vote for Ted Cruz: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)If Ted Cruz is good enough for Gunny, then you know he’s right for America.
  • Ted Cruz, Front-Runner Despite Mainstream Media

    04/15/2015 12:45:48 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    Ted Cruz has officially announced his candidacy for president and there’s lots of speculation on his chances of securing the GOP nomination for 2016.Since the Iowa Freedom Summit, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has received the most attention by the media as being the stand-out candidate and many polls have him as the front-runner among likely GOP voters.However, having been in Iowa for a year now I’ve been able to attend a lot of political events where Ted Cruz was one of many present, and I think Ted Cruz is the front-runner. Three events come to mind that show his influence...
  • Former GE CEO says he’s really attracted to Ted Cruz

    04/15/2015 10:39:30 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 20 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 4/15/2015 | Rightscoop
    Video in link- Former GE Chairman and CEO, Jack Welch, says he’s really attracted to Ted Cruz right now because he does what he says he’s going to do and he’s good on free markets and defense.
  • Ted Cruz Laughs After Blasting Away With A M249 Machine Gun

    04/06/2015 4:55:05 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 63 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | April 3, 2015 | BearingArms.com Staff
    A new-to-us video from last summer shows Texas Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz smiling after firing a long burst from a M249 machine gun. As Cruz laughs in obvious enjoyment—you have to be dead inside not to enjoy shooting a belt-fed weapon—an off camera bystander quips, “Let’s see (retiring Senate Minority leader) Harry Reid do that.”
  • First Ted Cruz ad sparks anti-Christian hate, bigotry

    04/06/2015 6:01:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 98 replies
    The first ad released by the Ted Cruz campaign, titled "Blessing," boldly proclaims the Senator's Christian faith, Truth Revolt reported Sunday. The ad, released over the Easter weekend, also sparked a great deal of anti-Christian hatred and bigotry. "Cruz keep religion out of politics you nut," one person commented. "I can't tell if you're running for preacher or president." "What I love about this the most is that this illiterate christian freak thinks it can win in a general election," another person said, refusing to refer to Cruz as a human being. "Troll me all you want, illiterate christian (sic)...
  • In a swing across Iowa, Ted Cruz packs in the crowds with a conservative call

    04/04/2015 12:39:47 PM PDT · by VinL · 71 replies
    Wash. Post ^ | April 3, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    Sen. Ted Cruz, pacing as he always does when making a stump speech, looked out on a room packed with people and made note of the furniture. “The reason I’m optimistic is because we ran out of chairs,” Cruz (R-Tex.) said to the crowd at the Longbranch Hotel, some in straight-backed chairs, others massed in the back. It’s a line Cruz would use more than once on his first trip to Iowa as a declared presidential candidate, underscoring his status as an emerging top-tier contender in the crowded 2016 race. On a two-day, five-stop swing that took him from Sioux...
  • Why George Will is Wrong About Ted Cruz (every word worth reading!)

    04/04/2015 6:28:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 51 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 4/3/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    The eminent George Will has penned a baffling column. The headline: “Cruz is aiming at the wrong Republicans.” Writes Will: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was born in 1970, six years after events refuted a theory on which he is wagering his candidacy. The 1964 theory was that many millions of conservatives abstained from voting because the GOP did not nominate sufficiently deep-dyed conservatives. So if in 1964 the party would choose someone like Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, hitherto dormant conservatives would join the electorate in numbers sufficient for victory. This theory was slain by a fact — actually, 15,951,378 facts....
  • Ted Cruz's "Mushy Middle" Mistake (BARF ALERT!)

    04/04/2015 6:48:34 AM PDT · by parksstp · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04-03-2015 | George (Reagan can't Win) Will
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was born in 1970, six years after events refuted a theory on which he is wagering his candidacy. The 1964 theory was that many millions of conservatives abstained from voting because the GOP did not nominate sufficiently deep-dyed conservatives.
  • GOP Presidential hopeful Senator Ted Cruz returns to SC

    04/04/2015 8:00:10 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies
    WISTV ^ | Apr 03, 2015 8:21 PM PDT | Charlisa Gordon
    Senator Ted Cruz returned to South Carolina today as a GOP presidential hopeful.It's his first time back in the upstate since announcing his candidacy last week.Cruz is the first person to officially announce a run for president.In front of a packed crowd at the Beacon drive-in in Spartanburg, Cruz said he wants to reignite the "promise of America."“There has been no country in the history of the world that has enabled so many millions of people to come from nothing and achieve anything," Cruz said.“I thought he did a tremendous job. I was really impressed. He hit the major points...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz at Rock Hill, SC on April 3, 2015 (Video- 38 min.)

    04/03/2015 3:20:27 PM PDT · by VinL · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/3/15 | You Tube
    The Ted Cruz for President campaign was in Rock Hill, SC on April 3, 2015 speaking to a lunchtime group of approximately 225 concerned citizens. This is the unedited speech. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TPXJrHmO8g
  • Ted Cruz Will Run First Campaign Ads During “Killing Jesus” Program On Easter Weekend

    04/03/2015 5:34:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | April 3, 2015 | Keith Brekhus
    Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz will launch his first Campaign ads for the 2016 presidential campaign during Easter Weekend. The GOP presidential hopeful bought air time during FOX News’ “Killing Jesus” program, which is adapted from Bill O’Reilly’s book by the same title. Cruz also purchased advertising time to run campaign commercials during NBC’s ”A.D.: The Bible Continues”, on Easter Sunday. The NBC ads will run in the targeted early primary and caucus states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. In the first week after Cruz formally announced his entry into the 2016 presidential race, the Texas Senator...
  • Ted Cruz’s poll numbers SKYROCKET, now in 2nd place

    04/03/2015 2:10:58 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 66 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 04/03/2015 | The Right Scoop
    Frank Luntz points out from a Washington Post article that recent polling shows Ted Cruz has jumped over nearly the whole crowd of potential candidates, landing him in second place right now: That’s fantastic news. But it is still early so his complete campaign domination may still take a while to emerge.But for now, here’s a great clip of Ted Cruz in South Carolina from today. Listen to how he explains solving the border problem:
  • Vote Ted Cruz, Because Jesus

    04/03/2015 1:55:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | April 3, 2015 | Paul Waldman
    Here it is, the first television ad of the 2016 presidential campaign, courtesy of the first official presidential candidate, Ted Cruz. No beating around the bush here—we get a mention of Jesus in the very first sentence:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) "Were it not for the transformative love of Jesus Christ, I would have been raised by a single mom without my father in the house. God's blessing has been on America from the very beginning of this nation. Over and over again when we faced impossible odds, the American people rose to the challenge. This is our fight, and that is why I'm...
  • Why Ted Cruz is Fighting ‘the Fortune 500’ on Gay Marriage

    04/03/2015 1:10:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | April 3, 2015 | David Weigel and Heidi Przybyla
    Link only due to copyright issues:,http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-04-03/why-ted-cruz-is-fighting-the-fortune-500-on-gay-marriage
  • Cruz Didn't Just Rise Into First Tier — He Was Already There

    04/03/2015 1:34:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    NewsMax / Bloomberg News | April 3, 2015
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Cruz-poll-president-campaign/2015/04/03/id/636359/
  • Ted Cruz takes 2016 campaign to the air with Easter-weekend TV buys

    04/02/2015 10:01:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    WAPO ^ | April 2, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign has purchased television advertising time this weekend on local affiliates and national cable networks, his campaign said Thursday, making him the first White House contender to hit the airwaves this cycle. Cruz (R-Tex.) has reserved time during “Killing Jesus,” a documentary-style adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s book that will run four times this weekend on Fox News. The program first aired on the National Geographic Channel, where it nabbed 3.7 million viewers. The campaign has also purchased ads statewide in the early-voting states of Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina during...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Surging in Polls Since Announcement (Many Nat'l & State Polls)

    04/02/2015 4:33:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 2, 2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    The early bird is getting the worm when it comes to the 2016 Presidential race, as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is reaping the benefits of being the first to officially enter the race. Recent public polling shows a surge of support for Cruz among Republican primary voters. As Breitbart News reported, Cruz launched his campaign with a speech on March 23rd at Liberty University that invited his audience to imagine a future for our country where millions of “courageous conservatives” stood up to “reclaim the promise of America.” The message seems to be hitting home with Cruz’s conservative base, concerned...
  • Ted Cruz Is Surging. Ignore It.

    04/02/2015 10:21:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Bloomberg View | April 2, 2015 | Jonathan Bernstein
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-04-02/ted-cruz-is-surging-ignore-it-
  • Two new polls show Ted Cruz in top tier of 2016 GOP field

    04/02/2015 10:36:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 2, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Some high-five material for Cruz fans from WaPo and PPP. A little post-announcement bounce here or something more? In the contest for the Republican nomination, Bush tops the field with 20 percent of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents saying they would support him if their primary or caucus were held today. He is followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 13 percent and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 12 percent. Five other Republicans receive at least 6 percent support, with an additional six candidates at either 2 or 1 percent. Bush, Cruz and Walker are the only three to register noticeable...
  • Ted Cruz’s campaign HQ opens in Houston

    04/02/2015 8:07:31 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 40 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 6:45pm | Kemberlee Kaye
    Senator Ted Cruz’s campaign headquarters opened in Houston last night. Nestled in the bustling Upper Kirby neighborhood, the campaign HQ is situated in the heart of Houston.Handing out small American flags and Ted Cruz labelled bottles of water, volunteers sauntered through the crowd with iPad minis, ensuring faithful supporters were registered for campaign updates. With more attendees than anticipated, the lines to view the office space were quite lengthy. Thanks to everyone joining our Campaign HQ Open House! Download your photos at http://t.co/fSOLODtEQ2 pic.twitter.com/Z3EDpd0W82— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 31, 2015 To keep people entertained, Rafael Cruz was there to shake...
  • Ted Cruz: My First Act As President Will Be To Undo Obama’s Unconstitutional Executive Orders

    04/01/2015 11:16:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 1, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    HOUSTON, Texas — 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. “Absolutely,” Cruz replied when asked if one of the first things he would do if elected would be to undo all of Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News in Houston. The next 20 months are going to be very dangerous because President Obama, unfortunately, seems to have decided to disregard the United States Congress and disregard the American people and instead is trying...
  • 5 reasons why Ted Cruz would make a great president

    04/01/2015 11:39:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Houston Examiner ^ | April 1, 2015 | Marv Dumon
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R, Texas) is the first Republican candidate for president. Here's five reasons why the junior senator from Texas would make a great president. 1 Cruz is an exceptionally bright individual. (Harvard, Princeton alumni) He'll appeal to conservatives and potentially intellectuals who seek reforms out of Washington. 2 The Texas senator shows flashes of Reaganite effectiveness. Ronald Reagan brought conservative change that lifted America out of Carter's leftist abyss. 3 Cruz is a pro-life candidate--an important position given Hollywood's condescending view towards human life by way of violence, revenge porn, and similar themes that negatively influence our culture....
  • Cruz, the Wild Card

    04/01/2015 1:13:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 1, 2015 | Jim Ellis
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has a chance to do very well in the 2016 presidential contest. He also could stall at the gate. His combined prospects make him the most difficult of the candidates to forecast, particularly when considering whether he will have staying power. Cruz has obvious positives. First, his ability to excite and motivate the Republican base voter is unquestioned, and is likely his most important asset toward winning an inordinately crowded 2016 nomination fight. Second, he will have a strong grassroots presence, also a critical component for doing well in the first four states of Iowa (caucus),...
  • PPP Poll: Ted Cruz enters top tier of GOP hopefuls

    04/01/2015 1:24:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    PPP's newest Republican national poll finds that Ted Cruz has the big momentum following the official announcement of his candidacy last week. His support has increased from 5% to 16% in just over a month, enough to make him one of three candidates in the top tier of GOP contenders, along with Scott Walker and Jeb Bush. Walker continues to lead the field with 20%, although that's down from his 25% standing a month ago. Bush continues to poll at 17%, followed by Cruz at 16%, Ben Carson and Rand Paul at 10%, Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee at 6%,...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • Ted Cruz is getting "Palinized"

    03/31/2015 11:07:04 PM PDT · by Hillary'sMoralVoid · 111 replies
    Self | 1April 2015 | HMV
    Has anyone used this term yet? I think it is an accurate and fitting description of what is happening. Just like they feared Sarah, they are fearing Ted.
  • 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 · 49 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.
  • Don’t dare take Ted Cruz lightly

    03/31/2015 6:17:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle SF Gate ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette
    Does the world of commentary really need another column bashing Ted Cruz for having the audacity to hope that he could be president? I’ll pass. As you may have noticed, the mainstream media are like birds on a wire. Reporters, pundits and producers — especially those in Washington and New York — tend to cover the same stories, interview the same folks and advance the same views. ---snip--- And when it comes to Cruz, the safe and conventional position for journalists, commentators and political experts is to argue that the firebrand is too extreme, too volatile and too unelectable to...
  • Inside Ted Cruz's Doomed Attempt to Start a Young Conservative Revolution

    03/31/2015 1:11:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Vice Magazine ^ | March 31, 2015 | Livia Gershon
    Speaking in New Hampshire last Friday night, Ted Cruz recalled a snarky aside written by New York Times columnist David Brooks, identifying Cruz and Karl Marx as the two people who "believe that power can be wielded directly by the masses." Being lumped in with Marx is a bit unusual for him, Cruz noted, but he's thrilled to be dismissed as a wacky populist by an Establishment shill like Brooks. Cruz, the junior Senator from Texas and first official Republican presidential candidate for 2016, was keynoting the New England Freedom Conference, put on by Young America's Foundation, a far-right group...
  • 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...
  • What the Constitution says about Ted Cruz--ZOT!

    03/31/2015 2:34:35 AM PDT · by aquapub · 60 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,...
  • GOP Congressional leaders are inadvertently helping Ted Cruz presidential run

    03/31/2015 5:40:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 3/30/15 | Phillip Klein
    Republican Congressional leaders aren't exactly known as the biggest fans of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., but their current legislative strategy could inadvertently benefit his presidential candidacy. Cruz has rankled the likes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, due to a confrontational style that has triggered high-profile battles, most notably the effort to defund President Obama's health care law, which led to a government shutdown in fall of 2013. After Republicans took over the Senate, McConnell declared, "Let me make it clear: There will be no government shutdowns and no default on the national...
  • What Was Ted Cruz like at Harvard?

    03/30/2015 4:19:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Metro.us
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz loved to argue as a Harvard student and boasted he'd get the best grades in his class, only to lose out to two other classmates. In a series of exclusive interviews with Metro, several of his former classmates painted a complex portrait of the Tea Party's most beloved presidential candidate. Laurence Tribe, a longtime Harvard law professor, said Cruz took his constitutional law class, challenged his teacher in interesting and "invariably right-leaning" ways at every turn. Tribe said Cruz bragged to many of his classmates that he would receive the highest grade in the class, which...
  • Crazy Ted Cruz's presidential bid

    03/30/2015 11:26:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Iowegian's Raging Moderate Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Will Durst, award-winning, nationally acclaimed political comic
    Winter is over! Winter is over! Excuse the jubilation, but we ink-stained wretches love the ritual excitement that occurs every spring. This spring is extra exciting, because it comes with our big quadrennial first sighting of a red nose popping out of the presidential wannabe clown car. This seasonal harbinger is Ted Cruz, who announced his candidacy for the highest office of the land. Throwing his 10-gallon hat into the ring at Liberty University, Cruz spoke to an assembly of students whose attendance was required. Mandatory attendance at Liberty University. Sounds like definition of the word "freedom" is fairly fluid...
  • What Ted Cruz has to do to win the White House

    03/30/2015 12:31:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    El Paso, Inc. ^ | March 30, 2015 | Jonathan Martin, The New York Times
    When Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas declared his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election last Monday, he became the first to do so officially. Here is a look at what he will need to do if he hopes to win. The coalition To win the Republican nomination, Cruz will have to bring together the party’s anti-establishment wing, which is made of separate but overlapping voter blocs, including Christian conservatives, libertarians and Tea Party voters angry with the leadership of both parties. His ultimate goal is to get into a one-on-one campaign against whoever emerges as the favorite of establishment Republicans....
  • 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...
  • WATCH: CRUZ AND BREITBART’S MARLOW HEADLINE YAF CONFERENCE FROM NH [Video Link #23]

    03/27/2015 4:36:06 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 27, 2015 | Breitbart TV
    Young America’s Foundation (YAF) will welcome Senator Ted Cruz, Breitbart’s Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow, John Stossel, Katie Pavlich, and hundreds of students to New Hampshire for the first Freedom Conference of 2015. High school and college students will travel to Nashua, New Hampshire, on March 27 and 28 for inspiration, camaraderie, and training on how to take the ideas of individual freedom, free markets, and strong national defense to schools across the country. Students from as far away as California, North Carolina, Florida, and Texas will be attending this event. Many in the Conservative Movement suggest that we need to chase...
  • 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
  • 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...