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  • Ted Cruz's 2016 Plan: Court Hispanics, Millennials And Jews

    12/15/2014 7:44:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Talking Points Memo's Livewire ^ | December 15, 2014 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has a plan for running for president in 2016, according to National Review: don't focus on winning over Independents, instead hedge on getting "Jews, Hispanics, and Millenials." That's according to a new report in National Review on Monday which said that the Texas senator, if he does decide to run for president as he's rumored to be planning on, has a strategy for victory that does not center around winning independents. As an unnamed adviser put it to National Review, "winning independents has meant not winning." The Cruz circle cited John Kerry in 2004 and Mitt...
  • Ted Cruz doesn’t care what you think

    12/15/2014 8:48:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | December 15, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    If the Senate were high school and there was a superlative for "least popular member," Ted Cruz would win in a walk. The Texas Republican reaffirmed his status as the Senate's most reviled member -- among his peers -- over the weekend when he refused to allow the chamber to go out of session on Friday and return Monday to vote on the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package. Instead, Cruz used procedural moves to force 10 straight hours of votes on Saturday as a way to protest President Obama's executive action on immigration. Cruz ultimately forced a "point of order"...
  • Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president?

    11/13/2014 9:33:46 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 117 replies
    Angie Drobnic Holan ^ | August 20th, 2013 | Tampa Bay Times
    Can Ted Cruz run for president if he was born in Canada? The Republican senator from Texas says he can. And just to be sure, he’s taking the extra step of renouncing the Canadian citizenship he says he didn’t even know he had. Cruz -- full name: Rafael Edward Cruz --was born in Canada in 1970 because his father was working for the oil industry there. The senator’s recently released birth certificate shows his mother was born in Delaware and his father was born in Cuba. The Cruz family left Canada a few years later. Cruz grew up in Texas...
  • Ted Cruz Is The Frontrunner For The Republican Nomination

    11/04/2014 5:57:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | November 3, 2014 | Katherine Miller
    What happens when you combine establishment credentials with a true believer. The next week will involve a lot of talking about the “wide open” contest for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, about the strong field, about whether the strong field is irretrievably damaged, about how there isn’t a clear frontrunner. This isn’t true. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — the true outsider, the tribune of the grassroots, the ruthless lawyer — is the clear frontrunner for the Republican nomination. This is not trolling. This is serious. Conservatives vote in Republican primaries. And Cruz is really good at talking to conservatives. Even...
  • Cruz: We don't need another Romney or McCain in 2016

    10/30/2014 7:43:17 AM PDT · by bkopto · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 30, 2014 | Jeremy Diamond
    Republicans are doomed in 2016 if they again nominate a candidate like Mitt Romney or John McCain, Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday. Cruz, a tea party favorite who is considering a presidential bid, said his party needs to nominate a "strong conservative" to win back the White House in 2016. If not, Hillary Clinton will be president, he said in an interview on CNBC. When asked if former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is too far to the left to fit the conservative bill, the junior senator from Texas said he is a "fan of Jeb Bush's" but added that "we...
  • Forget the Alamo: Why Ted Cruz Needs to Learn How to win a National Election

    10/27/2014 6:57:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/27/2014 | Henry Olsen
    Senator Ted Cruz is a very bright man with a bright idea: Conservatives have no power because their leaders have no principles. Rediscover the latter, he says, and we will recover the former. Would that it were so. Start with Cruz’s retelling of Republican presidential history. He claims that beginning with Richard Nixon, every Republican nominee who was elected ran as a “strong conservative,” while every loser ran as a moderate. Cruz was born in December 1970 and clearly has hazy memories at best of the 1968 and 1972 races, the latter of which saw National Review endorse John...
  • Cruz to the Rescue: Houston Mayor Backs Off From Subpoenas to Pastors

    10/15/2014 7:19:07 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 81 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/15/14 | s rumpf
    Houston Mayor Annise Parker has backed down from the subpoenas the City of Houston issued to several area pastors, Breitbart Texas has learned. Breitbart Texas reported earlier about the controversy, stemming from litigation challenging the city's anti-discrimination ordinance and subpoenas asking the pastors for the content of their sermons, speeches and communications with church members. Texas Senator Ted Cruz weighed in, firmly supporting the pastors in their efforts to fight the subpoenas, while Mayor Parker initially remained adamant that the city had the right to request those records. Despite posting comments on Twitter just hours before that seemed to indicate...
  • ROMNEY ON 2016: 'I'M NOT RUNNING'

    10/09/2014 3:27:39 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 9,2010 | Breitbart
    In a segment that aired on Thursday’s broadcast of “CBS This Morning,” CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reported on the activities of former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, during this midterm election cycle.
  • Huckabee Vows to Leave GOP If It Doesn’t Fight Same-Sex Marriage

    10/09/2014 1:46:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 90 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 09 Oct 2014 04:11 PM | Todd Beamon
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee threatened to leave the GOP and run for the White House in 2016 as an independent if Republicans “capitulate” and support same-sex marriage. “If the Republicans want to lose guys like me, and a whole bunch of still God-fearing, Bible-believing people, go ahead and just abdicate on this issue—and go ahead and say abortion doesn’t matter, either,” Huckabee told Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association, on Wildmon’s “Today’s Issues” radio show. “Because at that point, you lose me; I’m gone.” “I’ll become an independent,” he vowed in an interview on Tuesday. “I’ll start...
  • Why Ted Cruz Could Win in 2016

    09/30/2014 7:45:10 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 123 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | September 30, 2014 | Michael Tracey
    The following assertion may not seem immediately intuitive, but I believe it to be true: Ted Cruz is the current front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.First, I would implore all readers to watch a full Ted Cruz speech if he or she has not already. The man is simply a performative marvel. He manages to strike some sort of preternatural balance between fiery Southern Baptist sermon and stand-up comedy routine, invariably bringing crowds to their feet. In the era of the tweet-sized soundbite, Ted CruzÂ’s mastery of the one-liner and the pun are not trivial; they are integral to...
  • Ted Cruz Is Prepping a Foreign Policy-Focused Presidential Campaign

    09/29/2014 8:34:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 29, 2014 | Tim Alberta
    Ted Cruz is running for president. The only thing left for him to do is say so. According to sources close to the Texas senator, Cruz could be preparing for an end-of-year announcement and is now dedicating considerable time and effort to cultivating a foreign-policy foundation that might help his candidacy stand out in what is guaranteed to be a crowded field. "At this point it's 90/10 he's in," one Cruz adviser said. "And honestly, 90 is lowballing it."
  • Cruz: US Built on Christian Values, Anyone Who Says Different is 'Lying'

    09/26/2014 1:02:53 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Sep 2014, 9:10 AM PDT | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Speaking at the  Values Voters Summit, put on by the Family Research Council, Texas Senator Ted Cruz gave a passionate speech about religious liberty and faith. Invoking personal stories from his own life, the senator highlighted the power of hope in the darkest of times.  "Our values are fundamentally American," Cruz told the audience. "This country remains a country built on...Christian values. And anyone who tells you differently is lying to you."Cruz spoke about his own father, whose life was drastically changed by the power of faith. Cruz's father, Rafael Cruz, was taken captive in Cuba as a teenager. He was wearing a...
  • Rick Santorum Criticizes Ted Cruz's Comments At Christian Event

    09/25/2014 3:35:21 PM PDT · by Mariner · 82 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 25th, 2014 | By Brett LoGiurato
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday criticized comments in US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made earlier this month i n a speech that critics have said was unnecessarily confrontational toward a Middle Eastern Christian group. "We have a responsibility to stand by people who are being persecuted," Santorum told Business Insider in a wide-ranging interview in New York. "This shouldn't be an ideological test — well, you have to agree with us on all of these things, or else we won't be with you. No, we're going to be with you if you are a religious minority that's...
  • As 2016 nears, Rubio and Cruz show interest in running for president

    09/08/2014 6:57:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | September 7, 2014 | Mary Grace Lucas
    A fresh round of clues arrived this week from two Republican lawmakers who are regularly asked about their desire to pursue their party's nomination in 2016. While each cited different reasons, both Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas say they're now more interested in running. Rubio says the current Senate gridlock is limiting his ability to advocate for the kind of policies he sees as critical for moving America forward and that the White House might be a better place for that. "I'll have to make a decision in 2016 either way, because I'm up...
  • Cruz: GOP foreign policy debate could lead to 2016 run

    09/07/2014 11:05:57 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/7/14 10:33 AM EDT | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Sen. Ted Cruz hinted in an interview released Sunday that growing instability around the world could help convince him to run for president in 2016 even as he resisted a direct attack on one potential Republican rival.“It increases my interest in doing everything I can to change the direction we’re on," the Texas Republican told ABC News in an interview that aired in part on "This Week."“The American people in 2014 and also November 2016 are going to be looking for leaders who want to work to restore America’s leadership in the world,” Cruz said.(Also on POLITICO: Cruz woos donors,...
  • Ted Cruz feeds 2016 buzz with hires

    08/29/2014 7:24:39 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/28/14 8:57 PM EDT | BURGESS EVERETT and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Ted Cruz is beefing up his political staff as speculation heats up that the Texas senator may run for president in 2016.The Republican firebrand is adding muscle to his campaign and political operations to help Cruz and his staff keep up with the growing political demands on Cruz since he arrived in the Senate in 2013 and achieved fame — or notoriety, depending on one’s view.Joel Mowbray, a consultant for a foreign policy think tank, has been volunteering for the political operation and “will end up playing a role” on the paid political staff, the adviser said. Nick Muzin, a...
  • Ted Cruz for President?

    08/09/2014 3:41:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 9, 2014 | Molly Ball
    Conservatives are literally praying that the Texas senator will be the 2016 nominee. The rest of the Republican Party isn't so sure. FORT WORTH, Texas—After finishing his speech, Ted Cruz announced he would take questions from the audience. But instead of asking him anything, they just wanted to tell the Republican senator how great he was. "When I look at you, I can imagine you would be just like one of the founding fathers of this country," one woman said from the microphone stand in the middle of the hotel ballroom. "Honor to you, Ted Cruz," said the next. "We...
  • Ted Cruz to attend influential Iowa bash on Saturday

    08/01/2014 1:42:55 PM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Des Moines Register | 8/1/2014 | Jennifer Jacobs
    Gannett newspaper, link only: Ted Cruz to attend influential Iowa bash on Saturday
  • Cruz: Let's repeal ‘every bloody word' of Obamacare

    07/30/2014 6:29:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | July 29th, 2014 | Ashley Killough
    <p>Washington (CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday forcefully argued that Obamacare is not here to stay and pledged that he would continue working to dismantle the health care law in 2014 and 2016.</p> <p>“I think those elections should be about many, many things,” the Texas Republican said, listing jobs and growth as examples. “But they should be about repealing every bloody word of Obamacare.”</p>
  • Could Elizabeth Warren Face Ted Cruz In 2016?

    07/19/2014 10:20:56 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 79 replies
    RedState ^ | July 18th, 2014 at 03:37 PM | Dan McLaughlin
    Should the Democrats nominate Elizabeth Warren for President in 2016, as a draft-Warren movement, some liberal pundits and enthusiasts at this week’s Netroots Nation convention believe? Should Republicans nominate Ted Cruz, who has kept his options open with frequent trips to Iowa and New Hampshire? In some ways, Cruz and Warren are mirror images, and the cases for and against them are surprisingly similar. But there are also some critical differences.Before 2008, the idea of a presidential contest between two first-term Senators in their (by then) fourth year in Washington would have seemed ridiculous; in 1988, Dan Quayle was roundly...
  • Yes, Ted Cruz Can Be Born in Canada and Still Become President of the U.S.

    06/11/2014 11:18:34 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 244 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 2013 | DAVID A. GRAHAMMAY
    ~~snip~~ (just the facts, ma'am). But what won't prevent Cruz from becoming president is his place of birth. Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada, while his parents were living there. His father is now an American citizen, but was not at the time; his mother, however, was born in the United States. Helpfully, the Congressional Research Service gathered all of the information relevant to Cruz's case a few years ago, at the height (nadir?) of Obama birtherism. In short, the Constitution says that the president must be a natural-born citizen. "The weight of scholarly legal and historical opinion appears to...
  • DEACE: The GOP Establishment ‘endorses’ Ted Cruz 2016

    06/18/2014 10:31:14 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2014 | Steve Deace
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the Republican establishment’s man in 2016.No, really, you read that right. I haven’t gone crazy, and Cruz hasn’t gone Colonel Kurtz, like so many other conservatives we send to Washington, D.C., have. Once they breathe in the airborne contagion known as RCV (“ruling class virus”), the only known cure becomes term limits and primaries.Instead, what’s happening here is conservatives are looking for a champion to use as a sledgehammer against the toxic combination of Obamaism on the Left and corporatism on the Right, which is embedded like concrete in our body politic nowadays. The problem...
  • Cruz: Repeal 'every word' of ObamaCare

    06/12/2014 6:48:05 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 07, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called for the repeal of “every blessed word of ObamaCare” in a fiery speech to a crowd of conservatives in Texas on Friday.Speaking at the Texas Republican Convention, the potential presidential contender hit on a number of conservative issues in a campaign-style speech that was punctuated by cries of, “Run, Ted!” "Today liberty is under assault like never before," Cruz told the crowd, according to the Houston chronicle. "And again today Texans will stand up and lead the fight for freedom."Cruz spoke prior to another presidential prospect, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Although the two would likely be...
  • All Aboard the Ted Cruz Photo Train at Texas GOP Convention

    06/09/2014 10:28:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Jun 2014 | Bob Price
    FORT WORTH, Texas—“What’s the line for?” someone asked about the seemingly endless line meandering through the exhibit hall of the 2014 Republican Party of Texas (RPT) biennial convention. Attendees were wondering if it was a food line, or if someone giving away something really cool. But no, it was a line for an opportunity to have your photo taken with Texas’ favorite son, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. The massive “Cruz Crew” booth was already one of the big hits of the show with everyone wanting to come by and pick up their Cruz gear and meet the people who worked...
  • Cruz Runs Away with Straw Poll at GOP Convention

    06/08/2014 4:33:07 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | June 7, 2014 | John Reynolds
    FORT WORTH — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz easily won the presidential preference straw poll held at the Texas GOP’s state convention Saturday, crushing outgoing Gov. Rick Perry and several other early contenders for the 2016 nomination.Cruz took 43.4 percent of the vote, according to results announced at the close of the convention. Ben Carson, a columnist and neurosurgeon from Michigan, came in second with 12.2 percent, edging Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, who came in third place with 12.1 percent. In something of a surprise, Perry, who made a failed presidential attempt in 2012, came in fourth place with 11.7...
  • Cruz Is da Man: And He's Gonna Be...45

    06/03/2014 10:32:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 3, 2014 | Marion DS Dreyfus
    Stamina’s an important thing. Going for the golden ring takes stamina. Lots of it. That’s why the sentient and patriotic are betting that Hillary Clinton won’t be up for the marathon a presidential election takes. Even as her so-called biography for multi-shekels hits the shelves, the better to grab acolytes not already inured to her astonishing flaws, failures, and flops, the apparent presidential contender might just not have the intestinal fortitude to make it across that delicate line. Not so Senator Ted Cruz. He has already demonstrated tremendous integrity and resolve in his 21-hour stand-up in front of Congress, a...
  • Who would you like to see as Ted Cruz' running mate in 2016?

    06/03/2014 11:28:17 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 117 replies
    one man's opinion...
    OK, it's primary day...we're all nervously awaiting the results of several key races..so until the polls close, I thought we could kill a little time thinking ahead..while we digest Marco Rubio's announcement that he's thinking about running..
  • Ted Cruz must change if he wants to be president

    06/02/2014 12:34:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    all voices ^ | May 31, 2014 | "Punditty"
    Analysis Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, hero to the tea party and villain to liberals, predicted Saturday that Republicans will win control of the Senate in November, then went on to edge out Dr. Ben Carson in a straw poll taken on the last day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. Cruz had uplifting words for the party faithful in attendance. “I am convinced we are going to retake the United States Senate in 2014,” the junior senator from Texas said, no equivocation whatsoever in his distinct voice. Cruz is the latest in a long line of polarizing...
  • Ted Cruz wins presidential straw poll at Republican Leadership Conference

    05/31/2014 5:31:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | May 31, 2014 | Conor Finnegan
    Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has won another straw poll, boosting his national profile and elevating his name among potential 2016 presidential contenders. The firebrand freshman senator and tea party favorite was among a handful of 2016 hopefuls speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this week. Cruz finished in first place in the annual conference's presidential straw poll at 30.33%. Dr. Ben Carson, a Fox News commentator and conservative activist, finished in second with 29.38% while Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, was third with 10.43%. Fox News host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas Governor Rick Perry rounded...
  • Ted Cruz headed to Ukraine

    05/14/2014 9:41:27 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 16 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | May 14 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Ted Cruz is heading to Ukraine in order to assess the Russian threat on the ground there. He will meet with Ukrainian protest leaders while he is there as well as political, military, business and religious leaders. He will also visit other Eastern European countries and Israel while he is on the trip: CBS DC – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas will visit Ukraine this month and meet with leaders of the protest movement that forced out the country’s pro-Russian president. Frequently mentioned as a potential 2016 White House contender, Cruz also will visit other Eastern European countries and...
  • Ted Cruz faces 2016 skeptics in South Carolina

    04/16/2014 12:42:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/16/2014 | By MANU RAJU
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — It didn’t take much for Ted Cruz to bring a crowd of conservatives to its feet here. By the time the Texas Republican senator finished speaking Tuesday night, an adoring audience hailed Cruz and his no-compromise, combative style of conservatism that has made him the scourge of the GOP establishment but a hero of the tea party. “Liberty is under assault today like never before,” Cruz said, pacing the stage like a televangelist. But even in deep-red South Carolina, a well-received speech full of Cruz’s signature flair is no guarantee that the firebrand politician could win the...
  • 2016: Ted Cruz 'Emphatically Opposed' to Common Core

    04/14/2014 7:57:45 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Mar 2014 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he was “emphatically opposed” to federal Common Core standards after he keynoted an event for Iowa's influential homeschoolers in which he said that school choice "is the civil rights issue of the 21st century." “I don’t think the federal government has any role dictating the content of curricula. I think education is a state issue and a local issue, and ideally at the local level, because that way parents can have direct input and control of what’s being taught to their kids,” Cruz said on Tuesday after he addressed the Network of Iowa Christian Home...
  • Run, Ted run: The grassroots effort to draft Ted Cruz for president is underway

    03/24/2014 10:56:02 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 79 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, March 24, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    It was inevitable.As was the case with Ben Carson, a grassroots effort to draft Sen. Ted Cruz has been launched by those eager to see the Texas Republican and his plainspoken policy prepare for and enter the 2016 White House race. The earlybird political action committee founded by one Raz Shafer - a former Cruz staffer - is on message and succinct.“It’s time for Americans to kick-start a national campaign to draft Ted Cruz. We can’t sit on the sidelines and allow a repeat of 2008 and 2012. That’s exactly what Hillary Clinton and the Democrats want us to do....
  • In Iowa, Ted Cruz Embraces His Religious Side

    03/21/2014 8:17:02 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 18, 2014 | WILL WEISSERT
    Known nationally as a fiery fiscal conservative, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz channeled his pastor father and displayed his religious side Tuesday, telling an influential group of Iowa home school advocates that America was founded on Christian values Washington can't deny. The tea party darling's declaration of his beliefs came during his fourth trip to Iowa in barely eight months — and though he has refused to comment on a possible 2016 White House run, Cruz logging so much face time in the state that kicks off presidential voting hasn't gone unnoticed. "There is no liberty more important than religious liberty,"...
  • Ted Cruz Posters Spawn More Pop Art (1:20 video)

    03/17/2014 1:35:06 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 92 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | 4 hours ago | By Kira Davis
    Ted Cruz has been earning himself somewhat of a “bad-boy” reputation in political circles these days. He’s been characterized as a bully by his colleagues and the left has demonized Cruz as a rogue Tea Party Terror bent on destroying the fine, upstanding, hard-working men and women of Congress. Recently mysterious posters of Cruz photoshopped onto a tattooed torso with a cigarette in his mouth began popping up all over Los Angeles..... Apparently Sabo’s art has inspired others to pay their own form of tribute to the GOP’s bad boy. This work of art popped up on YouTube just this...
  • Ted Cruz Tattooed Badass Rock Star [Artist Id'd / fR Mentioned]

    03/16/2014 2:42:54 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 03/16/14 | Luke O'Neil
    UPDATE: The images appear to be the work of a Los Angeles artist Leonard Sabo, who posted an attempt at the design back on March 9. I’ve reached out to Sabo for comment, and will update when I hear back. His political and artistic views are, uh, interesting, to put it mildly, most offensive of which is that he seems to think Cruz could actually be president some day.--- "Actually, kinda cool looking,” wrote one Free Republic commenter. “Maybe we can all get tats and stuff and form a ‘gang’. Call it the Patriot Gang or something. Put some drive-by...
  • 4 Ways Conservatives Can Win, According to Ted Cruz

    03/09/2014 11:52:55 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    Heritage - The Foundry ^ | March 9, 2014 at 10:37 am | Kelsey Harris
    Can conservatives win the battle of ideas and transform America? According to Ted Cruz, the outspoken Texas senator who won with support of the Tea Party in 2012, it’s possible.At a breakfast hosted by Politico’s chief White House correspondent Mike Allen last week, Cruz laid out four ways he thinks conservatives can win.1. Continue to fight against Obamacare.“The reason the Obamacare issue has such potency is because it’s real. Millions of people are hurt by this, and there is not a trip that I take back to Texas where I don’t run into at least one person, if not several,...
  • Rand Paul wins 2014 CPAC straw poll, Ted Cruz finishes a distant second

    03/08/2014 2:52:54 PM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 337 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 03-08-2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Rand Paul demolished his competition in the 2014 Washington Times/CPAC presidential preference straw poll on Saturday, winning 31 percent of the vote -- nearly three times the total of second-place Sen. Ted Cruz. Mr. Cruz's 11 percent was still a big improvement for the freshman senator, who won just 4 percent in last year's straw poll. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson was third with 9 percent and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was fourth with 8 percent in results that signal growing discontent with the GOP establishment in Washington. Indeed, CPAC voters now have an unfavorable view of Republicans in Congress,...
  • Why Republican Cowards Despise Cruz

    02/23/2014 10:36:35 AM PST · by harpu · 18 replies
    “Former Rep. Steven LaTourette is a member in the establishment’s war on the Tea Party. His deceptively named ‘Defending Main Street’ PAC is being financed primarily by Wall Street and labor unions, which have contributed at least 20% to the group’s fundraising haul. In an appearance on MSNBC’s The Last Word on Tuesday, LaTourette said that Cruz was ‘reprehensible’ for forcing Republicans to go on the record to advance a bill to raise the debt ceiling without reducing spending.” - Tony Lee In just the last several years, the nature of the problems that have plagued the Republican Party have...
  • Jesse Jackson: Tea Party Attacks Obama Because They “Ideologically Oppose Blacks, Women and Workers”

    02/07/2014 4:34:33 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 41 replies
    Rev. Jesse Jackson was interviewed last week at Yale for their "Everybody Has a Story" segment on the Yale Daily News website: "Well the attacks have been so personal and degrading, the attempts to marginalize him: 'You're not an American,' 'You're not born here,' the birthers, 'You're not a Christian,' 'You're not qualified' -- the attempts undermine his authority as president, his moral authority, has been such an organized movement by the ...organized for some of the Tea Party eliminate [who] ideologically oppose blacks, woman and workers..."
  • Quinnipiac 2016 National GOP Poll

    01/21/2014 6:57:37 PM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 44 replies
    Quinnipiac ^ | 01-21-2014 | Quinnipiac University
    January 15-19, 2014 833 Republicans +/-3.4% Rand Paul: 13% Paul Ryan: 13% Chris Christie: 12% Jeb Bush: 11% Ted Cruz: 9% Marco Rubio: 8% Scott Walker: 6% Bobby Jindal: 3% John Kasich: 2%
  • The Republican Party’s uphill path to 270 electoral votes in 2016

    01/19/2014 9:22:33 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 104 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-18-14 | Dan Balz
    A recent conversation with a veteran of GOP presidential campaigns raised this question: Which, if any, of the recent battleground states are likely to become more Republican by 2016? The consensus: very few. That reality highlights one problem Republicans face as they seek to regain the White House after six years under President Obama. Lots of factors affect elections: the quality of the candidates, the state of the economy, the effectiveness of the campaigns. But in a country whose demographics continue to change, Republicans will begin this campaign with one significant disadvantage. Over the past three decades, the political leanings...
  • Things to keep in mind when running for President as a Republican

    01/07/2014 2:12:21 AM PST · by MAKnight · 21 replies
    Redstate ^ | 01/06/2014 | Martin A. Knight
    NOTE: I started writing this in May. Dan wrote something along these lines in August. Read it. He put it down much better than I ever could.Things to keep in mind when running for President as a Republican. Somewhere between 93% to 98% of the people who would be covering the race on behalf of the nation’s largest national and regional news media outlets will be supporting your Democrat opponent – whoever she (or he) may be. This lopsided level of support for Democrats in the news media, especially within the Beltway has been consistent for nearly half a century....
  • Peter King Says He May Run for President to Save the GOP from Cruz and Paul

    12/31/2013 2:57:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | December 24, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Former Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said he’s still pondering a run for the White House because he doesn’t want Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) define the GOP. King, who’s made five trips up to early primary state New Hampshire and admitted in July that he’s toying with the idea of a presidential campaign, told MSNBC he hasn’t made up his mind yet and his decision should come “sometime next year, either next year or the beginning of 2015.” “Again, I’ve been up there five times. I am looking at it. People are talking...
  • Ted Cruz says he’s hired lawyers to renounce Canadian citizenship

    12/30/2013 2:48:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 12-28-13 | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON — The junior senator from Texas is still a Canadian. But he’s working on it, eh? Born in Alberta 43 years ago last Sunday, Sen. Ted Cruz was unaware of his dual nationality until The Dallas Morning News explored the issue in August. Since then, he said in a recent interview, “I have retained counsel that is preparing the paperwork to renounce the citizenship.” He expects to complete the process in 2014. That time frame jibes with predictions from Canadian legal experts. He doesn’t dispute holding dual citizenship. “Not at this point,” he said. When Cruz was born, his...
  • Ted Cruz launches dramatic new Tea Party video for 2014

    12/18/2013 12:58:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 17, 2013 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    A new video released by the Ted Cruz Victory Committee launches a new campaign to raise fund for the 2014 midterm elections. The dramatic video features a montage of Cruz speeches together with Images of the Tea Party, the Constitution and the Gadsden flag. "We need no more Washington solutions," Cruz says in the ad. "We need to go back to the American people."
  • Who Tops Cruz in Early Iowa 2016 Poll?

    12/16/2013 1:44:43 PM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 75 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/16/2013 | Alexis Levinson
    Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is the most popular of the would-be 2016 Republican contenders among Iowa Republicans, handily outstripping his potential competition in the state that holds the first nominating contest every four years, according to a new poll. ... Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, on the other hand, sits at the bottom of the pack. Just 46 percent of Iowa Republicans say they have a favorable view of him, compared to 17 percent who hold an unfavorably view. Despite frequent trips to the state in recent months, he is still not well known to many Republicans: 37 percent still say...
  • Survey: Ted Cruz Named Third Most Influential Person of 2013

    12/16/2013 9:32:20 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 16, 2013 11:03am | Sara Carter
    <p>Sen. Ted Cruz has been named the third most influential person among Americans in 2013 by a new Rasmussen Reports survey.</p> <p>Eleven percent of Americans said the Texas Republican and Tea Party icon was the most influential person of the year, putting him behind Pope Francis, who won with 23 percent, and President Barack Obama, who placed second with 21 percent.</p>
  • Tea party brews up a 2016 presidential straw poll - and Cruz is in the lead

    12/10/2013 7:18:13 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2013, 01:45PM | Jennifer Harper
    It’s never too early for a nice juicy straw poll, particularly if it’s of the presidential variety. The Tea Party Patriots have already drawn 250,000 voters to a survey listing potential 2016 hopefuls of interest to liberty-minded folk. The grass-roots group intends to drawn a million votes by March. Who’s leading this early, early match-up among undeclared candidates?In front, it’s Sen. Ted Cruz; the Texas Republican has garnered 40 percent of the votes. He’s followed by Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky with 21 percent, who is publicly wrestling with a White House run despite misgivings from his wife. In third...
  • Politics' Leading Man: Ted Cruz just put on one hell of a show. (Best article on Cruz out there)

    11/13/2013 6:25:39 AM PST · by bestintxas · 14 replies
    am spectator ^ | 11/13/13 | k peterson
    Pundits in washington simply cannot decide about Ted Cruz. Does the Texas senator’s demagoguery more resemble that of Joe McCarthy (the New Yorker), or Father Charles Coughlin (MSNBC)? Was his fight to defund Obamacare a political version of General Custer’s last stand, or was it General Pickett’s charge (separate columns, both in the Washington Post)? Will Cruz hold the country hostage like the Taliban (the Daily Beast) or remake his party in his image like Vladimir Lenin (the Atlantic)? Should we imagine him as Don Quixote, the clueless would-be knight tilting at windmills (the New York Times), or as the...