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  • Ted Cruz stands by calling President Obama a sponsor of terrorism

    07/30/2015 9:29:16 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/29/15 3:01 PM EDT | ELIZA COLLINS
    According to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is essentially financing terrorism. And he’s not backing down after the president called his comments “outrageous.”“If this deal is consummated, it will make the Obama administration the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism,” Cruz said during a round table Tuesday. “Billions of dollars under control of this administration will flow into the hands of jihadists who will use that money to murder Americans, to murder Israelis, to murder Europeans.”Cruz has said the remarks before.On Monday, Obama responded to criticism of the deal. He also addressed Cruz’s...
  • Charles Krauthammer: Ted Cruz Guilty of Committing Act of Rather Amazing Hypocrisy (Guess?)

    07/27/2015 6:05:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 27, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Conservative political pundit Charles Krauthammer said Monday that Sen. Ted Cruz(R-Texas) is guilty of rather amazing hypocrisy for blasting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, but failing to go after fellow Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. The syndicated-columnist contended that because Cruz hopes to gain Trump supporters when the real-estate mogul drops out of the race, he wont criticize him. Krauthammer said that left him guilty of hypocrisy....
  • Sen. Cruz: Corrupt Ex-Im Deal Proves We Have Government Of, By, and For the Lobbyists

    07/28/2015 10:42:14 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Cruz.Senate.Gov ^ | 07/24/2015 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Senate leadership colludes with Washington Cartel of big business and career politicians against the American taxpayer WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today gave a powerful floor speech shining a light on the corrupt deal struck by Senate Republican leadership to allow the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.Some key quotes are below, followed by a complete transcript and of Sen. Cruz’s remarks. Video above.“There is a profound disappointment among the American people because we keep winning elections and then we keep getting leaders who don't do anything they promised...”“We've had a Republican majority in both houses of Congress now for about six months. What has that...
  • Do You Approve of Ted Cruz Calling Mitch McConnell a Liar on the Senate Floor? [POLL]

    07/28/2015 9:50:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    KFYO-AM ^ | July 28, 2015 | Chad Hasty
    Senator Ted Cruz has drawn both praise and scorn for comments made last Friday on the Senate floor. According to the Texas Tribune, Cruz upset some by calling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar. I have listened to the comments of my colleague, the junior senator from Texas, both last week and this week, and I would have to say that he is mistaken, Cornyn said. At issue: Cruz on Friday accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Cornyn ally of telling a flat-out lie to Senate Republicans over movement of legislation related to an obscure, controversial...
  • Three for the Money: Carly, Walker, and Cruz

    07/26/2015 12:14:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    This week, three of the Republican candidates showed their mettle and had very good weeks......Carly FiorinaCarlys ability to handle the press and make a name for herself without a large staff or campaign chest continues. This week, she capitalized on videos showing Planned Parenthood to be involved in a distasteful racket, negotiating for the best price for aborted fetal tissue.Mainstream news outlets pretty much ignored the story,.......Carly Fiorina, however, with her penchant for the main shot, did not ignore the issue....The more people see her in action, the more they like her.[SNIP]Scott WalkerScott Walker also carried on the fight against...
  • First on CNN: Billionaire brothers give Cruz super PAC $15 million

    07/25/2015 9:42:23 AM PDT · by Isara · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat July 25, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Two low-profile Texas brothers have donated $15 million to support Sen. Ted Cruz, a record-setting contribution that amounts to the largest known donation so far in the 2016 presidential campaign. Farris and Dan Wilks, billionaires who made their fortunes in the West Texas fracking boom, have given $15 million of the $38 million that the pro-Cruz super PAC, Keep the Promise, will disclose in election filings next week, according to sources outside the super PAC with knowledge of the giving. The siblings earned their riches with the sale of their company Frac Tech for $3.5 billion in 2011, and since...
  • Four federal agencies President Ted Cruz could do without

    07/24/2015 9:07:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 24 at 8:00 AM | Amber Phillips
    Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) sure does want to shut down a lot of the federal agencies he hopes to one day run.The firebrand conservative and GOP presidential candidate has defined his young Senate career by almost reflexively opposing increased government spending and programs . . ."I think we should shrink the size and power of the federal government by every and any means possible," he told the Daily Caller in 2012. -- snip -- The State DepartmentMost recently, Cruz threatened in a letter to President Obama to hold up State Department nominees and hold all bills that fund...
  • Watch: Ted Cruz Gets Confronted By Outraged Protesters, Responds In A Way They Never Expected

    07/23/2015 5:39:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 23, 2015 | Randy DeSoto
    I appreciate her passion and can relate to her passion, but I believe shes 100 percent wrong.Anti-war protesters from the group Code Pink tried to disrupt a rally today, while presidential candidate Ted Cruz was speaking about the Iranian nuclear deal. Rather than allowing the bullhorn toting group to take over the event, the senator invited one to come to the stage for a Texas two-step of sorts in the form of a debate. The event was sponsored by Concerned Women for America and was aimed at raising awareness about the four Americans being held by the Iranian regime. Code...
  • Watch as ICE Director Is Forced to Tell Ted Cruz Hes Absolutely Right After He Disputes Her Clai

    07/22/2015 9:48:00 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 92 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 21, 2015 10:20pm | Jason Howerton
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) interrogated the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement director in a contentious exchange during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration policy on Tuesday.One particularly interesting back-and-forth occurred when ICE Director Sarah Saldana disputed Cruz’s assertion that the Obama administration released 104,000 “criminal illegal aliens.”“When I asked you how many criminals ICE released in 2013, you were off by a factor of three,” Cruz said. “You said 30,000 — the correct answer is 104,000.”Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Saldana argued she thought she was asked about 2014 and claimed the number was actually 30,558 released illegal aliens that...
  • TED CRUZ TO APPEAR AT WHITE HOUSE RALLY FOR AMERICAN HOSTAGES IN IRAN

    07/22/2015 2:45:14 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | July 22, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The rally is scheduled for Thursday, 12 to 1 in Lafayette Park. Speakers include Senator Ted Cruz, Gary Bauer and Faith McDonnell. It's sponsored by CWA, Concerned Women for America. If you're in the D.C. area, maybe you'll find the time to stop by and show your support for the Americans abandoned by Obama to his new Iranian buddies. Here are some of their storiesSaeed Abedini The wife of imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini sent a letter to her husband on the day of their 11th wedding anniversary, describing the "excruciating pain" she's in without him while he's being held...
  • Sen. Cruz Announces New Communications Staff

    07/19/2015 9:27:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Cruz.Senate.Gov ^ | July 17, 2015 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Names new communications director and press assistant WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today announced new staff roles and hires in his U.S. Senate press office. He has named Rachael Slobodien communications director and Heidi Watson media booker and press assistant. He recently promoted Phil Novack to Press Secretary. Following is brief background:  Rachael Slobodien, Communications Director: Slobodien previously worked at The Heritage Foundation as manager of media affairs where she led the regional communications team and crafted messaging and strategy for Heritage’s Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity. Slobodien began her career at Heritage as executive assistant to the vice...
  • Missing From Scott Walker's AP Release-Common Core

    07/13/2015 3:30:52 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 50 replies
    The Tea Party Nation ^ | 7/13/2015 | Donna Gardner
    Missing from Scott Walkers AP Press ReleaseCommon Core By Donna Garner 7.13.15 Scott Walker has decided to announce for the Presidency today, but notice what has been left out of Scott Walkers AP press releaseany mention of Common Core. Leading up to todays launch, Scott Walker meant to tout his supposed success at dumping Common Core in Wisconsin; but when the grassroots people of Wisconsin caught him in a lie, he was forced to retreat from his original press release and hope nobody noticed. We noticed! Instead of dumping Common Core as often publicly stated by Scott Walker once he...
  • Scott Walker Makes It Official: 'I'm Running for President'

    07/13/2015 9:42:10 AM PDT · by Isara · 86 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 13, 2015 | JORDYN PHELPS
    Scott Walker made it official today, breaking the news that he is a Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential race first in a Facebook post this morning before a formal announcement event in Wisconsin later today. I'm in. I'm running for President of the United States because Americans deserve a leader who will fight and win for them," the two-term Wisconsin governor says in the Facebook post, which includes a video in which he argues that his track record as governor sets him apart from the rest of the Republican field as a proven leader who has succeeded in winning...
  • Massive Government Overreach: Obamas AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing) Rule Is Out

    07/08/2015 8:16:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | July 8, 2015 | Stanley Kurtz
    Today, HUD Secretary Julian Castro announced the finalization of the Obama administrations Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule. A front-page article pre-emptively defending the move appears in todays Washington Post. The final rule is 377 pages, vastly longer than the preliminary version of the rule promulgated in 2013. AFFH is easily one of President Obamas most radical initiatives, on a par with Obamacare in its transformative potential. In effect, AFFH gives the federal government a lever to re-engineer nearly every American neighborhoodimposing a preferred racial and ethnic composition, densifying housing, transportation, and business development in suburb and city alike, and weakening...
  • Cruz, Huckabee go head-to-head for evangelical votes

    07/06/2015 8:14:32 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 20 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 7/5 | Bill Barrow
    Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee went head-to-head for evangelical votes Sunday, telling a megachurch congregation in Georgia that God favors the United States but warning that the nation is on a perilous spiritual path because of actions like the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
  • As Book Is Released, Ted Cruz Sours on His Role Model

    07/04/2015 3:55:36 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | JANET HOOK
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, in his new memoir “A Time for Truth,” confides that when he was a young lawyer learning how to argue a case in the Supreme Court, he had a role model: John G. Roberts, whom he described as “a brilliant Supreme Court lawyer,” the “best advocate” of his generation.That would be the same John Roberts, now chief justice of the Supreme Court, that Mr. Cruz has been lambasting of late for last week’s ruling upholding a key piece of President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law.“When I began practicing, I worked hard to emulate his argument...
  • Cruz Summons Top Donors to Colorado Springs

    07/01/2015 4:37:08 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | June 25, 2015 2:32 PM | ELIANA JOHNSON
    Texas senator Ted Cruz is summoning the biggest donors to his presidential campaign to Colorado Springs in mid-July. Cruz and his top bundlers those who, according to a top campaign aide, have met or exceeded their finance goals by raising a minimum of $100,000 will convene at The Broadmoor, the five-star resort owned by the conservative billionaire Philip Anschutz. The Colorado event, which will run from July 10-12, will serve as an opportunity for the campaign to update its top donors on the state of the race and to ask them to redouble their efforts on Cruzs behalf....
  • He's Fired! NBC Severs Ties with Donald Trump [For insulting remarks about Mexicans]

    06/29/2015 1:43:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Cape Code Times ^ | 06/29/2015
    NBC has severed all ties with Donald Trump after his insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants. "At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump," the network said in a statement. "To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC. In addition, as Mr. Trump has already indicated, he will not be participating in The Celebrity Apprentice on...
  • Ted Cruz slams NBC for cutting ties with 'terrific' Donald Trump

    06/30/2015 8:50:00 AM PDT · by Mariner · 73 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 30th, 2015 | By Colin Campbell
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) thinks NBC was wrong to cut off its business relationship with real-estate mogul and television personality Donald Trump. "When it comes to Donald Trump, I like Donald Trump. I think he's terrific. I think he's brash. I think he speaks the truth," Cruz said Tuesday morning on Fox & Friends. Trump, like Cruz, is campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. The day before, NBC said it was dumping Trump because of controversial comments the candidate made about Mexican immigrants. During his campaign announcement, Trump accused Mexico of sending its rapists and drug dealers to...
  • Cruz Reminds Katie Couric That Hillary Created Anti-Obama Birther Movement

    06/30/2015 6:51:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | June 30, 2015 | John Nolte
    Faded, former-media darling Katie Couric hosted Republican Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for a full-hour to discuss a wide range of issues Monday. The left-wing anchor, who is now perched at a place called Yahoo!, introduced Cruz as a historic candidate potentially the first American president to be born in Canada. Later in the interview, she questioned Cruz on his citizenship. The look on Courics smug face when he correctly reminded her that it was the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2008 that birthed the anti-Obama Birther movement, is priceless. It all starts at right around the 25 minute mark....
  • Ted Cruz Rally at Drake University 6.27.15 FULL SPEACH

    06/28/2015 12:10:03 PM PDT · by erod · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6.27.15 | NA
    Ted Cruz rally in Des Moines, IA at Drake University. Watch Sen. Cruz in a hour long speech touching on topics such as, the recent SCOTUS decisions on Obamacare and gay marriage. This is new material from Ted Cruz, not the prepared standard stump speech, enjoy.
  • Ted Cruz: Constitutional Remedies to a Lawless Supreme Court

    06/26/2015 4:00:53 PM PDT · by Isara · 329 replies
    National Review ^ | June 26, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    This week, we have twice seen Supreme Court justices violating their judicial oaths. Yesterday, the justices rewrote Obamacare, yet again, in order to force this failed law on the American people. Today, the Court doubled down with a 54 opinion that undermines not just the definition of marriage, but the very foundations of our representative form of government. Both decisions were judicial activism, plain and simple. Both were lawless.As Justice Scalia put it regarding Obamacare, Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is established by the State. . . . We should...
  • Ted Cruz On Supreme Court Rulings: Some Of The Darkest 24 Hours In Our Nations History [AUDIO]

    06/26/2015 2:27:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 26, 2015 | Al Weaver
    Continuing his critique of the Supreme Courts recent decisions on Obamacare and same-sex marriage, Sen. Ted Cruz said Friday that the rulings mark some of the darkest 24 hours in our nations history. Cruz made the comments in an interview on Sean Hannitys radio show Friday afternoon. Today is some of the darkest 24 hours in our nations history, Cruz said. I couldnt say it more eloquently, Hannity responded. Yesterday and today were both naked and shameless judicial activism, Cruz said. Neither decision the decision yesterday rewriting Obamacare for the second time. Six justices joined the Obama administration. You...
  • Cruz: Any candidate not willing to make 2016 a referendum on repealing Obamacare should step aside

    06/25/2015 10:27:30 AM PDT · by Isara · 203 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 06/25/15
    Releases statement on King v. BurwellHOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on King v. Burwell:“Today’s decision in King v. Burwell is judicial activism, plain and simple. For the second time in just a few years, a handful of unelected judges has rewritten the text of Obamacare in order to impose this failed law on millions of Americans. The first time, the Court ignored federal law and magically transformed a statutory ‘penalty’ into a ‘tax.’ Today, these robed Houdinis transmogrified a ‘federal exchange’ into an exchange ‘established by the State.’“As...
  • Ted Cruz Interview on the Mark Levin Show 6/23/15

    06/23/2015 6:26:29 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 21 replies
    UneditedPolitics ^ | 6/23/2015 | Mark Levin
    Mark interviews Ted Cruz on TPP, AP, other issues.
  • Cruz Now a No on TPA Read more at:

    06/23/2015 5:43:39 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 204 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | June 23, 2015 10:24 AM | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) has penned a column for Breitbart explaining his shift from support to opposition on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), the fast track legislation that would enable the current president and his successor to negotiate trade deals that Congress would then be able to vote up or down, but not amend. Senator Cruz, a contender for the GOP presidential nomination, still supports free trade and, in principle, sees fast-track as helpful to that end. Nevertheless, he says GOP leaderships sleight-of-hand has convinced him that, if not amended, the current TPA bill will become a scheme for passing...
  • Right angered by AP photo of gun pointing at Cruz

    06/23/2015 4:30:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2015 | Johnathan Easley
    Some conservatives are criticizing what they say is a media double standard after The Associated Press ran a photo of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) with the picture of a gun in the background pointing directly at his head.

 “Imagine the outcry were he a Democrat,” said an editorial at the conservative news website Breitbart. “How many think pieces about violent imagery and responsible reporting would we see? How many more if he were a woman? Keep this in mind for the 2016 campaign. This is the playing field.”
  • Bush and Cruz on Religious Liberty: Same Message, Radically Different Deliveries

    06/22/2015 7:28:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | ALEXIS LEVINSON
    On Friday, Jeb Bush gave a group of Christian conservatives what they wanted: A speech entirely focused on religious liberty. Todays not gonna be a political speech, Bush told the crowd assembled at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. for the Faith & Freedom Coalitions Road to Majority Conference. I thought I would talk a little bit more about my journey of faith. In substance, it was a similar speech to one Ted Cruz delivered at the Omni Shoreham on Thursday. Both talked about the strains many Christian conservatives feel have been put on them under Obama administration. My...
  • EXCLUSIVE TED CRUZ: OBAMATRADE ENMESHED IN CORRUPT, BACKROOM DEALINGS

    06/23/2015 4:29:02 AM PDT · by Leto · 733 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 June 2015 | Ted Cruz
    As a general matter, I agree (as did Ronald Reagan) that free trade is good for America; when we open up foreign markets, it helps American farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers. But TPA in this Congress has become enmeshed in corrupt Washington backroom deal-making, along with serious concerns that it would open up the potential for sweeping changes in our laws that trade agreements typically do not include. Since the Senate first voted on TPA, there have been two material changes. First, WikiLeaks subsequently revealed new troubling information regarding the Trade in Services Agreement, or TiSA, one of the trade deals...
  • TED CRUZ: OBAMATRADE ENMESHED IN CORRUPT, BACKROOM DEALINGS

    06/23/2015 7:33:15 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 June, 2016 | SEN. TED CRUZ (R-TX)
    The American people do not trust President Obama. And they do not trust Republican leadership in Congress. And the reason is simple: for far too long, politicians in Washington have not told the truth. Both President Obama and Republican leadership are pressing trade promotion authority, also known as TPA, or fast-track. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)9% and Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)2% both oppose it. As a general matter, I agree (as did Ronald Reagan) that free trade is good for America; when we open up foreign markets, it helps American farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers. But TPA in this Congress has...
  • Among the Faithful Conservatives, Cruz Shines

    06/18/2015 11:01:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 18, 2015 | Michael Warren
    Its no accident that Texas senator Ted Cruz sounds like a minister on the stump. His father, Rafael, is an evangelical pastor, after all. And as the Republican presidential candidate displayed before the faith-focused crowd at the Faith and Freedom Coalitions Road to Majority conference in Washington this week, his pastoral pedigree may be paying off. The Word tells us, Cruz said Wednesday afternoon, rounding back toward the podium like a preacher returning to the Bible during a sermon. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh the morning. And Ill tell you this. Cruzs voice became more...
  • Speech By Presidential Hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz Fires Up The Crowd At The NC GOP Convention

    06/16/2015 10:22:09 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    Lady Liberty 1885 ^ | June 15, 2015 | ladyliberty1885
    Applause and cheers greeted 2016 presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz as he took the stage at the North Carolina Republican Convention.Opting to move around instead of speaking from behind a podium, Cruz sounded Reaganesque as he spoke on three main points of economic growth, defending our Constitutional rights and restoring America’s position in the world.Cruz’s speech was fluid, fast-moving, had the crowd laughing and on their feet applauding multiple times. The speech lasted just over 40 minutes — and he did it all without a teleprompter.  We’re seeing tremendous enthusiasm here in NC, and it’s a privilege to join y’all...
  • Ted Cruz Executes Epic Takedown of Anti-Israel Colleges Reveals Plan That Terrifies Liberal Profs

    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has long been a champion of the nation of Israel, but at a recent conference, he made a bold political proposal that solidified his support of the Jewish state.Speaking at the Champion of Jewish Values International Awards Gala, where he received the Defender of Israel Award, Cruz announced to the primarily Jewish crowd — which included at least one billionaire Jewish Republican with deep campaign-backing pockets — that he would call for the federal defunding of any colleges that boycott Israel.Cruz was referring to the “Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions” movement, an attempt by liberal college...
  • Cruz avoids mentioning his wife's Goldman Sachs job

    06/13/2015 6:45:19 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 201 replies
    investment news ^ | march 25,2015 | investment news
    http://www.investmentnews.com/article/20150324/FREE/150329968/cruz-avoids-mentioning-his-wifes-goldman-sachs-job
  • Ted Cruz ,Pit of Vipers and the Council on Foreign Relations member in his family

    06/14/2015 6:37:02 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 333 replies
    Wing Right News ^ | May 28 2012 | B Nuchols
    http://wingright.org/2012/05/28/ted-cruz-pit-of-vipers-and-the-council-on-foreign-relations-member-in-his-family/
  • Why are the moderators deleting Walker threads?

    this forum is becoming a mouthpiece for cruz.
  • Putting Congress in Charge on Trade (Et tu, Cruz?)

    05/24/2015 1:30:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 70 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 24, 2015 | Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz
    The United States is making headway on two historic trade agreements, one with 11 countries on the Pacific Rim and another with Americas friends in Europe. These two agreements alone would mean greater access to a billion customers for American manufacturers, farmers and ranchers. But before the U.S. can complete the agreements, Congress needs to strengthen the countrys bargaining position by establishing trade-promotion authority, also known as TPA, which is an arrangement between Congress and the president for negotiating and considering trade agreements. In short, TPA is what U.S. negotiators need to win a fair deal for the American worker.
  • Cruz for President Announces Wendy Day Michigan State Director

    05/22/2015 1:50:31 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 56 replies
    tedcruz.org ^ | 05/22/15 | Cruz for President
    HOUSTON, Texas Continuing to build a robust national and Michigan organization, Cruz for President today named Wendy Day, the current Vice Chair of the Michigan Republican Party and Liberty movement leader, as the Michigan State Director for the Cruz for President Campaign. Wendy is a great fit because she is no stranger to grassroots politics at every level, said Ted Cruz. Her influence in the Great Lake State and commitment to freedom make her a valued member of our team. Wendy is one of the most respected, hardworking grassroots leaders Michigan has seen, said Cruz State Chairman Saul Anuzis....
  • Cruz Throws Back Gay Question To Reporter: "Do You Have A Personal Animosity Against Christians?"

    05/21/2015 10:32:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies
    Presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz made a campaign stop in Beaumont, TX on Tuesday, May 19. He was asked repeatedly by Kevin Steele from KMBT-TV about the issue of gay marriage, to which Cruz responds by turning the tables. (via Joe Walsh) SEN. TED CRUZ: Let me ask a question: Is there something about the left, and I am going to put the media in this category, that is obsessed with sex? Why is it the only question you want to ask concerns homosexuals? Okay, you can ask those questions over and over and over again. I recognize that you're...
  • Trevor Loudon: Only Ted Cruz Can Save America From The Marxists In Government

    05/18/2015 9:07:40 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | 5/6/2015 5:04 pm | Miranda Blue
    Trevor Loudon, the New Zealand conservative activist who has devoted himself in recent years to exposing President Obama as an “enemy within,” joined Gun Owners of America’s Larry Pratt on his radio program last month to discuss his upcoming movie, which he hopes will help get Ted Cruz elected president next year, thus saving America and the world.Loudon promised Pratt that his movie “will go way further” than Dinesh D’Souza’s anti-Obama polemics “in exposing the Marxist” Obama. “America stands in the balance, and if America goes down, every Western country will fall, including my own,” he said.Claiming that the president...
  • Ted Cruz, the only Republican arrogant enough to be president

    05/16/2015 10:20:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies
    PJ Media's Spengler ^ | May 16, 2015 | David P. Goldman
    Ted Cruz is intellectually arrogant, like Ronald Reagan. The difference is that Reagan masked his arrogance with self-deprecating humor. Sen. Cruz does a Reagan impression that would do a nightclub comedian proud, but he doesnt have Reagans easy and spontaneous humor. One doesnt think of Reagan as arrogant, but he was in fact the most arrogant leader we have had since Lincoln. He ignored the whole of the foreign policy establishment in his conviction that America stood to win the Cold War and bring down Communism. Then as now, the foreign policy establishment resembled Jonathan Swifts scientists on the floating...
  • Influential Texas Conservative Backs Ted Cruz

    05/17/2015 5:28:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    American Clarion ^ | May 17, 2015 | Bob Ellis
    As America begins the search for a new president in 2016, many people are tired of the status quo and are looking for an authentic conservative, one who can make a difference and who has shown they are determined to make a difference. There arent many who fit that description like Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. In fact, there are none in the race so far who can match his record of conservatism. And hes demonstrated an willingness to do more than just mouth conservative platitudes. When most Republicans were busy badmouthing ObamaCare but doing absolutely nothing to stop it,...
  • Anuzis cruises into Cruz campaign

    05/14/2015 10:52:19 AM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 49 replies
    WKAR ^ | Wed, May 13 2015 | Kevin Lavery
    Eighteen months away from the 2016 presidential election, two Democrats and six Republicans have formally thrown their hat into the ring. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas was the first Republican to announce his candidacy. Cruz is the son of Cuban immigrants who before his congressional career was the longest-serving Solicitor General in Texas history. This week, Cruz began his ground game in Michigan by announcing his new state chairman. Saul Anuzis served as chairman of the Michigan Republican Party from 2005 to 2009. Later, he was a candidate for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee. Now, as part of...
  • Long-time Texas conservative activist endorses Cruz for president

    05/16/2015 3:44:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | May 16, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    Paul Pressler, a former Texas appeals court judge who has long been a supporter of conservative causes and active in Texas politics, announced Saturday that he is endorsing Sen. Ted Cruz (R) for president. Pressler, who in 2012 hosted a large group of evangelical leaders who voted to coalesce their support behind Rick Santorums presidential campaign as a challenge to frontrunner Mitt Romney, said he announced his endorsement of Cruz at a meeting of conservatives in Washington Saturday. I feel that Ted Cruz is electable and he stands by his convictions in an articulate manner, Pressler said in an interview...
  • Yes, birthers, Ted Cruz IS a natural-born citizen of the U.S.

    05/14/2015 8:44:18 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 239 replies
    Lone Star Conservative ^ | Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 10:30 AM | Josh Painter
    This should not even be an issue any longer, but there are still some out there who didn't get the legal memo. First, some history: The origins of the Natural Born Citizenship Clause date back to a letter John Jay (who later authored several of the Federalist Papers and served as our first chief justice) wrote to George Washington, then president of the Constitutional Convention, on July 25, 1787. At the time, as Justice Joseph Story later explained in his influential Commentaries on the Constitution, many of the framers worried about ambitious foreigners who might otherwise be intriguing for the...
  • Pamela Geller endorses Ted Cruz for president

    05/11/2015 2:52:13 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 47 replies
    Lone Star Conservative ^ | Monday, May 11, 2015 at 12:30 PM | Josh Painter
    Pamela Geller endorsed Ted Cruz for President Sunday, but hardly anyone noticed. The activist and outspoken critic of Islamic extremists made the endorsement in a Sunday blog post titled "Ted Cruz on Jihad in Texas: Thankfully one police officer helped them meet their virgins. Though that headline doesn't offer a clue about her decision to back the Senator from Texas in the 2016 election, she didn't bury the political lede. Here are her first two paragraphs: I endorse Cruz for 2016. The media is going to try to use this against him. But they have been thoroughly discredited in the...
  • Editorial: Ted Cruz not running for president of Cuba

    05/11/2015 5:43:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 11, 2015 | The Editors
    You dont have to like Sen. Ted Cruz, or even agree with him, to find offense in a recent line of questioning he endured. More than awkwardness, Mark Halperin offered a stunning small-mindedness as he attempted to tease out Cruzs Hispanic bona fides: What Cuban food did he like growing up? Which Cuban music does he favor today? Would he welcome fellow Sen. Bernie Sanders to the presidential race, and Id like you to do it, if you would, en espaol? Halperin, famed for co-authoring the book Game Change on the 2012 presidential campaign and prominent today for his analysis...
  • 'Trust me' isn't going to turn Latino vote for Cruz, GOP

    05/02/2015 1:04:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 122 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 1, 2015 | Mary Sanchez
    "....Like his fellow GOP presidential hopeful, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Cruz cannot count on a certain rapport with Latino voters simply because he is Latino himself. Trust doesn't work that way, not in life and not in politics. Hispanic voters are weary of being targeted as a desirable voter demographic to be flattered but not much more. They can spot the phony. To many critics, Cruz has tried to court two mistresses: tea party conservatives, on the one hand, and Hispanic voters whom he views as ready for takeover by the GOP. Cruz believes, with some justification, that Latinos...
  • Cruz recruited 'bad boy to run presidential campaign

    05/03/2015 5:17:35 PM PDT · by VinL · 57 replies
    ExpressNews ^ | 5/3/2015 | Kevin Diaz,
    When Sen. Ted Cruz brought national campaign consultant Jeff Roe to Houston to run his insurgent campaign for president, he knew he was getting the “bad boy” of Missouri politics. He knew from experience, having himself felt the bad boy’s sting. In 2012, during his high-stakes battle with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst for the GOP nomination in Texas’ U.S. Senate race, his likeness was plastered over a Chinese flag in an eye-popping pamphlet attacking Cruz’s past legal representation of a company with ties to the Chinese government. “Mr. Cruz betrayed our country,” the pamphlet read. The man behind the attack...
  • 10 Reasons Why Libertarians Should Support Ted Cruz

    04/27/2015 5:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | April 27, 2015 | R. Brownell
    10. He wants to rebuild the old Reagan Coalitions Cruz without argument is a constitutional conservative, unwilling to compromise with progressives if it means government grows even an inch bigger. His plan to win the presidency wont involve shifting towards the mushy middle like previous GOP candidates, but instead reforming the old Reagan Coalition of Evangelicals, Conservatives, Reagan Democrats, and Libertarians to help him get to the White House. 9. He shut down the government and beat Rand Pauls filibuster record During the fight to defund Obamacare, Cruz pushed his filibuster past the deadline for the government shutdown; while in...