Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $72,417
85%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $12.6k to go!! We can do this. Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: tedcruz

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Sen. Cruz: Hagel Resignation Shows Obama Defense Policy Has Failed

    11/27/2014 12:37:40 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    www.cruz.senate.gov ^ | November 24, 2014 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Next nominee must spurn policy of ‘leading from behind’ and mount forceful defense of U.S. national security interests WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel: “Today's resignation reflects the ongoing damage caused by President Obama's misguided foreign policy of leading from behind. We need a Secretary of Defense who is squarely focused on defending the national security interests of the United States, first and foremost, and especially preventing a bad deal over Iran's nuclear weapons program that could do irreparable harm to us and our allies....
  • Sen. Cruz: May We Always Remain a Grateful Nation

    11/27/2014 12:34:13 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    www.cruz.senate.gov ^ | November 26, 2014 | Senator Ted Cruz
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today issued the following statement in advance of Thanksgiving Day: “Today we give thanks for the miracle of freedom. “Our gift of liberty was first realized a century and a half before we ever signed the Declaration or Constitution—it was born when the Pilgrims risked their livelihood so that they might worship the Lord Almighty with all their hearts, souls, and minds. “Thus our nation sprung from a spirit of courage and gratitude: courage to trust that a small force could achieve mighty deeds through the grace of God, and gratitude for his deliverance. “When...
  • GOP outrage over immigration will backfire come election time

    11/27/2014 9:47:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    JNews - Covering the S.F. Jewish Bay Area ^ | November 26, 2014 | Douglas M. Bloomfield
    Michele Bachmann is one of those Republican extremists who will keep Hispanics voting in the Democratic column for a long time. The Minnesota Republican said President Barack Obamas executive order on immigration will flood the country with millions of unskilled foreigners who cant speak English but will become illiterate voters. Bachmanns response was not unusual. The once and future presidential hopeful, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), said the presidents policy would take jobs away from good American workers and give them to illegal aliens. These over-the-top Republican responses and talk of impeachment, censure and lawsuits targeting Obama can...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Gay Marriage Inevitable, Conservatives Lost

    03/28/2013 2:54:01 PM PDT · by drewh · 88 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Aaron Blake
    Conservative talk show how Rush Limbaugh said Thursday on his radio show that conservatives have lost the gay marriage debate and that it is now inevitable. This issue is lost, he said. I dont care what the Supreme Court does. This is inevitable. And its inevitable because we lost the language on this. Limbaugh added that conservatives lost the debate because they allowed the term marriage to be bastardized. As far as Im concerned, once we started talking about gay marriage, traditional marriage, opposite-sex marriage, same-sex marriage, hetero marriage, we lost, Limbaugh said. It was over.
  • Winning Thanksgiving Arguments: Don't Bother (Barf and language warning)

    11/26/2014 9:03:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 26, 2014 | Richard Zombeck
    Every year around this time I perform the same ritual I've performed for years. In anticipation of family gatherings, holiday parties, and otherwise festive occasions, I comb through a year's worth of articles and factoids I've collected in Evernote or Pocket and prepare for battle. I spend hours arming myself with facts and evidence to fight back the impending and inevitable onslaught of baseless political claims sure to come my way from avid FOX News viewers and Ted Cruz fans. Earlier this week I had started to write a post containing a few of those facts. I was going to...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, 16 Presidential Hopeful, Woos New York Jewish Donors UPDATED

    11/26/2014 12:32:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    New York Observer ^ | November 25, 2014 | Ken Kurson
    UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect the correct location of the meeting between Mr. Cruz and Mr. Adelson, as well as a different characterization of the results of that meeting. Jewish life in New York is dominated by ritual. Holidays. A pastrami reuben on a hero at Katzs. The reading of holy books in cycles that take a year (the Torah) or seven and a half years (the Talmud). And just as reliably, theres the ritual of presidential candidates sniffing around for dough right after the midterm elections. That last one got going in earnest yesterday and today,...
  • Ted Cruz Impresses NYC's Jewish Donors in Whirlwind Stopover

    11/25/2014 8:46:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    NewsMax ^ | November 25, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Sen. Ted Cruz is in New York City paying visits to some of the nation's most powerful Jewish leaders including a private two-hour session with billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson, the largest donor to Republican causes during the 2012 presidential election to dispel any concerns about Cruz's politics and electability. The Texas Republican, a likely candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, sat by Adelson during Sunday night's Zionist Organization of America dinner, which featured Cruz in a prominent speaking role, reports The New York Observer. On Monday, after Cruz and Adelson met privately, a source close to...
  • Ted Cruz Says Hes Not All That Conservative and He Has a Point (The Dems have moved Left)

    11/25/2014 11:55:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | November 25, 2014 | Stephen Kruiser
    The New York Observer excerpted some choice lines from Ted Cruzs meetings with various prominent Jewish leaders in New York City this week. Hes definitely doing prep work for 2016 and, thanks to gross mischaracterizations of him by both Republicans and Democrats, he is probably quite underestimated all around. He is also smart enough to turn this to his advantage in these early stages of the election cycle. Responding to a question inspired by one of the more popular narratives he cant win that Democrats and moderate Republicans are eerily in sync on, Senator Cruz had this to...
  • Romney rates the presidential hopefuls and leaves door open for himself

    11/25/2014 10:25:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 121 replies
    Past and perhaps future presidential hopeful Mitt Romney came to Chicago last night and, in blunt and sometimes surprisingly candid comments, acted like someone who probably won't run again but is leaving the door open in the apparent hope that his party might call. In a speech and question-and-answer session with the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, the man who lost to Chicago's Barack Obama in 2012 says he's "not planning" to seek the 2016 nominationlanguage that politicians frequently use to suggest they haven't decided but are keeping their options open. The former Massachusetts governor declined to elaborate,...
  • Odds on U.S Republican Nominee -- for the punter's.

    11/25/2014 6:40:18 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 25 replies
    Easy Odds ^ | 2014 | Easy Odds
    Odds on U.S GOP 2016 nominee. Date: Uncertain Highlights ======= Jeb Bush 3-1 Rand Paul 5-1 Scott Walker 10-1 Ted Cruz 16-1 Mike Huckabee 28-1 Sarah Palin 33-1
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, 16 Presidential Hopeful, Woos New York Jewish Donors (MUST READ)

    11/24/2014 9:33:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | November 24, 2014 | Ken Kurson
    Jewish life in New York is dominated by ritual. Holidays. A pastrami reuben on a hero at Katzs. The reading of holy books in cycles that take a year (the Torah) or seven and a half years (the Talmud). And just as reliably, theres the ritual of presidential candidates sniffing around for dough right after the midterm elections. That last one got going in earnest yesterday and today, with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas making a whirlwind tour of power Jews in New York City. Last night, Mort Kleins Zionist Organization of America dinner featured Mr. Cruz, known for his...
  • Ted Cruz: Joe Lieberman for Defense secretary

    11/24/2014 4:02:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 24, 2014 | Seung Min Kim
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has a person in mind to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: Joe Lieberman. Cruz floated the former Connecticut independent senator as a strong option to succeed Hagel, who announced his resignation earlier Monday. President Barack Obama has not yet named a proposed replacement. One strong option would be former Sen. Joe Lieberman, a member of the presidents own party with deep experience and unshakable commitment to the security of the United States, Cruz said. I urge the president to give him full and fair consideration for this critical position.(continued)
  • Ted Cruz: The Senate must block all presidential nominees until Obama rescinds his amnesty

    11/24/2014 12:46:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/24/2014 | AllahPundit
    Another leftover from Sunday brunch via the Corner. Joel Pollak floated this idea a few weeks ago in a piece for Breitbart. I thought of it again on Thursday night, when I was busy enjoying my vacation from HA by watching Obama’s amnesty speech and screaming at my TV. Now here’s Cruz proposing the same plan, although with two caveats. One: It’s not so much that he wants the Senate to block O’s nominees as he wants Mitch McConnell to refuse to bring those nominations to the floor in the first place. That’s a clever way of killing two...
  • Rubin: Ted Cruz learned nothing from the shutdown

    11/24/2014 11:51:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | November 24, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin (Queen of the Neo-Cons)
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) needs to stop defending the disastrous 2013 shutdown. The stunt he inspired was, for all but the Kool-Aid drinkers, a low point in recent Republican history. It plunged the party into a slump and allowed the president to divert attention from the looming Obamacare debacle. It was only after the shutdown ended by complete surrender that Republicans and the media could focus on the horrible Obamacare rollout. The shutdown was so harmful that virtually no conservative not even Cruz recommends a repeat over the presidents executive order on immigration. So why is Cruz still...
  • Ted Cruz Proposes Detailed, Systematic Plan to Stop Obamas Amnesty (says 'Let's play hardball)

    11/24/2014 5:43:53 AM PST · by bestintxas · 24 replies
    nat review ^ | 11/23/14 | j gehrke
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) proposed a plan to stop President Obamas administrative amnesty, the first step of which can only be taken by incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.). Step number one that I have called for is the incoming majority leader should announce that if the president implements this lawless amnesty, that the Senate will not confirm any executive or judicial nominees, other than vital national security positions, for the next two years, unless and until the president ends this lawless amnesty, Cruz told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. If the majority leader would announce...
  • Ted Cruz introduced by liberal Alan Dershowitz at Zionist dinner in New York

    11/23/2014 9:49:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 23, 2014 | Todd J. Gillman
    NEW YORK Sen. Ted Cruz is in a crowded ballroom full of Zionists this Sunday evening, headlining an annual Zionist Organization of America dinner. Standing with Israel and strengthening the U.S.-Israel alliance is critical for our nation and has been a key priority from the very first day I arrived in the US Senate, he said at a VIP reception beforehand. The threats to Israel right now have never been greater, and now is a time when we do not need leaders who simply speak empty words of support for Israel, he said in a well-received speech. We need...
  • Ted Cruz: Republicans Shouldn't Fear a Government Shutdown Over Immigration

    11/23/2014 4:48:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    National Journal ^ | November 23, 2014 | Dustin Volz
    Sen. Ted Cruz is threatening to reprise his role as a catalyst to a government shutdown, arguing on Sunday that Congress should use spending bills to block President Obama's recent executive action on immigration. Cruz rebutted suggestions that holding government funding hostage in order to prevent Obama's plan halting the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants from taking effect would hurt the GOP. "At the time you and a lot of folks in the press said what a disaster it was to stand up to Obamacare," Cruz told Fox News' Chris Wallace. "Let me point out, we just had a...
  • 'Everybody knows...that we're not going to deport 11 million people': Obama

    11/23/2014 4:28:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 23, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    * Obama made the remarks during an interview with This Week host George Stephanopolous that was broadcast Sunday * 'We are not even close to being able to deal with the folks who have been here a long time,' he said * 'It is a stunning and sad display of a president declining to honor his constitutional obligation,' GOP Sen. Ted Cruz said in response * The president declined to if he was worried about outbursts of violence in Ferguson if police officer Darren Wilson is not indicted * He also wouldn't endorse Hillary Clinton for president but said she'd...
  • The Media and Republican Insiders Lash Out against Congressman Steve King

    11/23/2014 12:42:14 PM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 11/21/2014 | Craig Robinson
    Im pretty sure that Iowa Congressman Steve King thought that his detractors would give it a rest for a while after he defeated his Democrat opponent by 24 points earlier this month. Yet once again headlines like, Stay away from Steve King, have been published this week. This time its not the liberals who are ranting and raving about King, its nameless Republican insiders and a conservative blogger from the Washington Post. On Tuesday, King announced that he is partnering with Citizens United to put on a 2016 presidential forum in Des Moines on January 24th called the Iowa Freedom...
  • Cruz calls on Congress to block presidential nominees over executive action

    11/23/2014 9:43:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 23, 2014
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday that President Obama refuses to accept that only Congress has the authority to establish federal immigration laws and that members should block the presidents nominees and some funding until he rescinds his executive action on the issue. This is a stunning and sad display by the president, Cruz, a Republican, told Fox News Sunday. We need to impose real consequence. Cruz suggested, as he has since Obama announced the executive action Thursday, that Congress should take action next year when Republicans, who already control the House, will also have the majority in the Senate.
  • Ted Cruz Bashed on NPR as Lurching As 'Far to the Right As Possible'

    11/23/2014 11:05:28 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tim Graham
    NPR and Sen. Ted Cruz are natural enemies. On Friday's journalists' weekly roundup on The Diane Rehm Show, Politico reporter Alex Burns mocked Cruz for acting like a stereotypical bar bully and a man who always seeks to go "as far to the right of his party as possible." Rehm thought he sounded ridiculous. DIANE REHM: And what about Senator Ted Cruz and what he had to say yesterday? ALEX BURNS: Well, this is sort of a moment tailor-made for Ted Cruz, right? [Laughter.]There's nothing better for him than a moment where he can go as far to the right...
  • (October 29, 2014) What did Sarah Palin mean by hinting at running for office?

    11/23/2014 12:19:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Houston, TX The Examiner ^ | October 29, 2014 | Mark Whittington
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sarah Palin recently raised eyebrows by hinting on the Fox Business Network on Tuesday that she might be open to running for public office sometime in the future. Hitherto she has been content to be a gray eminence, using her considerable influence as the most powerful female politician on the planet to support other candidates. So why would she all of the sudden publicly flirt with the idea of getting into the arena in her own right? Hot Air concludes, quite correctly that she will not likely run for president in 2016. Ted Cruz, Palins ideological soul mate, is almost...
  • An invitation for disaster (Not one mention of George Soros, Tom Steyer or any other leftist)

    Its one thing for Iowans to tolerate the secret money provocateurs whose barrage of attacks demeans our elections, caucuses and voters. Its another thing to warmly invite them to the state. Rep. Steve King is partnering with Citizens United yes, that Citizens United whose Supreme Court case opened the floodgates of secret money determining not just influencing Iowas elections. Need proof? More than $40 million was spent in advertising for the recent Iowa Senate election. Outside special interest groups provided more than 80 percent of that. Iowa Republican strategist Tim Albrecht confirmed that outside money now...
  • Ted Cruz: Change tax benefits for military members fighting Ebola in Africa

    11/22/2014 3:09:53 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    washington Times ^ | Friday, November 21, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, announced Friday he has introduced legislation that would entitle members of the military fighting the spread of Ebola in Africa to the same tax benefits they would get if they were deployed to a combat zone.“The morbidity rate of Ebola poses a substantial danger to those who have been sent to combat it and, for the first time, this risk extends beyond the battlefield and directly threatens the safety of their families,” Mr. Cruz said in a statement.“Congress should give these service members the appropriate recognition and respect for their service in times of grave...
  • Americans 'mad at government' melt phones on Capitol Hill

    11/21/2014 6:03:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 21, 2014 | Garth Kant
    GOP's Sessions: Obama's amnesty 'worse than you think'WASHINGTON Phone lines are melting on Capitol Hill with outraged citizens calling their elected representatives to complain about the presidents order effectively granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. A number of Capitol Hill offices closed today for the Thanksgiving recess, but aides report hearing from upset voters even at the offices in lawmakers home states. The offices of Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, confirmed a flood of complaints, and an aide to Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., told WND, We are getting tons of phone calls to block executive amnesty. I...
  • Is God The Problem With American Politics?

    11/21/2014 12:30:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Huffington Post UK ^ | November 21, 2014 | Paul Vale
    Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling those who've taken on faith to create a force for change."Youre the anti-Christ, you will be destroyed, screamed an incensed heckler during a speech by Barack Obama in June this year. It was not the first time Obama had heard this very pointed line, nor was he the first President to hear it. Anti-Obama rallies are often decorated with signs or t-shirts carrying overtly religious messages, whether its likening him to the Devil, demanding that Christian prayers be returned to schools or suggesting that America has a...
  • Should Republicans Embrace the Obama Non-Enforcement Doctrine?

    11/21/2014 11:57:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    PowerLine ^ | November 21, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    The Obama Non-Enforcement Doctrine holds that a president is not required to implement or enforce laws passed by Congress with which he disagrees. Obamas use of the doctrine sets an interesting precedent for the next chief executive, who likely will be a Republican. For example, a Republican could adopt the Obama Non-Enforcement Doctrine with regard to corporate income taxes by directing the IRS to cease all efforts to enforce those portions of the Internal Revenue Code relating to income taxes payable by corporations. This would be great public policy. My law school tax professor once remarked that there is no...
  • Letter: Ted Cruz is no Ronald Reagan

    11/21/2014 9:38:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Portsmouth Herald ^ | November 21, 2014 | James Lalos
    To the Editor: During a presidential debate in 1984, President Reagan said, I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and who have lived here, even though some time back, they may have entered illegally. As Republicans contemplate their response to President Obamas immigration action, they should consider that Reagan and George H.W. Bush took unilateral action to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. In both cases, their actions were eventually incorporated into legislation passed by Congress. Congress, now led by Republicans, has the power to legislate a 21st century solution on immigration and the...
  • Top Republican Contenders For 2016 Presidential Election

    11/20/2014 10:22:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    My9NJ ^ | November 20, 2014 | Bill Spadea
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Three names are being thrown around as the top contenders in the Republican Party: Governor Chris Christie, Senator Rand Paul and Senator Ted Cruz. With the 2016 presidential election in mind, many feel like the gloves have officially come off and the battle is ensuing to see who will represent the Republican Party in the race to lead our country. Senator Cruz discussed how he feels the complete opposite regarding Christie's recent comments about how he said his goal is to win elections, not arguments. A big part of the reason why Republicans have been losing elections is because we...
  • Ted Cruzs Plan for Internet Freedom? A Permanent Internet Tax Ban

    11/20/2014 4:29:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    NextGov ^ | November 20, 2014 | Dustin Volz
    Sen. Ted Cruz is lobbying hard to prevent government regulation of the Internet, but one measure the Texas Republican supports is expected to create a sizeable budget hole for his state. Cruz, a likely presidential candidate in 2016, spent ample time last week promoting a permanent extension to an expiring ban on federal, state, and local taxation of Internet access that is currently being considered in Congress. The measure, which passed the House earlier this year, is popular in both parties and considered a lame-duck "must pass," as the ban is set to lift on Dec. 11. But a lesser-known...
  • Ted Cruz's Brain Trust: The Advisers Who Want To Make Him President

    11/20/2014 4:16:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    There's no official Sen. Ted Cruz presidential team yet. But the Texas Republican is already surrounding himself with key strategists and advisers that could make his transparent White House ambitions a reality. The tea party firebrand relies on a small circle of advisers to inform his views and amplify his ultraconservative message. The inner circle breaks down into two groups: his chief advisers in the Senate office, and the chiefs of his nationally-focused political operation, which he beefed up in the summer of 2014 by hiring a crop of seasoned Republican campaign operatives. These are the key players that...
  • Cruz to 'Emperor' Obama: 'How Long Is That Madness of Yours Still to Mock Us?'

    11/20/2014 1:27:03 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 39 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 20, 2014
    Thursday on the Senate floor Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) used the words of philosopher and politician Marcus Cicero who advocated to return to a Republican government after the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar died. Cruz addressed the speech to President Obama using the words of Cicero saying: The words of Cicero powerfully relevant 2,077 years later. When, President Obama, do you mean to cease abusing our patience? How long is that madness of yours still to mock us? When is there to be an end to that unbridled audacity of yours swaggering about as it does now? Do not the nightly...
  • The Wisdom of Cicero is Timeless (SEN. Cruz Senate Floor 11/20/14?

    11/20/2014 11:28:55 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/20/14 | Ted Cruz
    The Wisdom of Cicero is Timeless
  • Ted Cruz Mad Libs a Cicero speech to protest Obama's executive action on immigration

    11/20/2014 12:39:03 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 20, 2014 | Justin Green
    Sen. Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor Thursday to deliver a slightly changed version of a very old speech as a form of protest against President Obama's planned executive action on immigration. The Texas Republican, in a four-minute address, gave a gently edited version of Cicero's first oration against Cataline. Obama was substituted for Cataline, the U.S./Mexico border was swapped in for the Palatine Hill, "women" was added to references to men, "pen and phone" made an appearance, "execution" was changed to "defeat" and the IRS scandal showed up near the end. The video is above, and the text...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Discusses Stopping President Obamas Illegal Amnesty on the Kelly File

    11/19/2014 7:11:22 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 37 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/ ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | SenTedCruz
    Senator Ted Cruz on the Kelly File Obama policies were on the ballot and there was a referendum. This last election had two issues - Obamacare and Amnesty. Megyn Kelly: if you shut the government down or impeach the president, so what do you plan to do. Ted Cruz: Congress should use the constitutional authority. 1. Senate Majority leader, if you disregard the law, the senate will not confirm a single nominee. 2. Power of the purse - in Jan. systematically funding one dept after another, and pass appropriations with riders. Start with funding Defense. Then when we get to...
  • Texas Republican Says Ted Cruz Not Speaking for State on Immigration

    11/19/2014 6:13:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Slate ^ | November 19, 2014 | Betsy Woodruff
    Sen. Ted Cruzs piece in Politico Magazine on Wednesday has drawn a lot of attention, not all of it kind. In the piece, the Texas Senator charges that President Obamas impending executive action on immigration is lawless and that if he makes the move, he will be acting as a monarch. Since his election in 2012, Cruz has vocally opposed comprehensive immigration reform. A fellow Republican in the Texas congressional delegation said that Cruzs energetic opposition to comprehensive immigration reform doesnt adequately represent his constituents. I dont think its reflective of Texas as a whole, said Rep. Gene Green, chuckling....
  • Ted Cruz: Amnesty a Dispute between President Obama and the American People

    11/19/2014 3:13:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Richard Viguerie's Conservative HQ ^ | November 19, 2014 | Staff
    In an op-ed entitled "Obama is Not a Monarch" posted on November 19 in Politico, Senator Ted Cruz made the essential constitutional argument that all too few other Republicans have been willng to make: the Constitution was drawn to stop exactly the kind of arbitrary unilateral executive action President Obama has time and again imposed upon the American people. As Senator Cruz wrote in Politico: The Constitution designs a system of checks and balances for our nation, and executive amnesty unilaterally decreed from the White House would seriously undermine the rule of law. Our founders repeatedly warned about the dangers...
  • Luke Russert: Ted Cruz's Supporters In The House Will "Follow Him To The Gates Of Hell"

    11/19/2014 3:02:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | November 19, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) ALEX WAGNER, MSNBC: Is the sense that Republicans in Congress will try to unwind this [Obama administration executive action on immigration] in the budget process? LUKE RUSSERT, NBC NEWS: That is certainly an option, Alex, and it is something that they will address while they are in the lame duck to some capacity. I basically heard three things are a possibility. That they would actually try to strip the funds available to the president to carry out this executive action within the actual budget bill, of course it is due by December 11th, then that would be sent over...
  • Ted Cruz to GOP: Block All Nominees if Obama Announces Executive Amnesty

    11/19/2014 2:53:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 19, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday that he will use a primetime address to the nation tomorrow night to announce his plan to protect up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation using executive action. In response, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has published a defiant article in Politico calling on Republicans to block all nominees, executive and judicial, so long as the illegal amnesty persists. Under the headline, Obama Is Not a Monarch, Cruz writes that the presidents plan is lawless and unconstitutional and accuses Obama of being defiant and angry at the American people. Cruz then lays out his...
  • The Negative Consequences of Net Neutrality Explained in 2 Minutes [This is brilliant!]

    11/18/2014 2:30:33 PM PST · by grundle · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 17, 2014 | Ted Cruz
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oRoG8SqChE
  • Obama Is Not a Monarch

    11/19/2014 1:08:29 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Politico ^ | November 19, 2014 | SEN. TED CRUZ
    The Constitution designs a system of checks and balances for our nation, and executive amnesty for immigrants here illegally unilaterally decreed from the White House would seriously undermine the rule of law. Our founders repeatedly warned about the dangers of unlimited power within the executive branch; Congress should heed those words as the President threatens to grant amnesty to millions of people who have come to our country illegally. To be clear, the dispute over executive amnesty is not between President Obama and Republicans in Congress; it is a dispute between President Obama and the American People. The Democrats suffered...
  • DEMOCRATS TO OBAMA--GO BIG ON IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE ACTION (overthrow of the US govt eminent)

    11/19/2014 4:11:00 AM PST · by Liz · 53 replies
    nypost.COM ^ | 11/18/14 | Marisa Schultz and Geoff Earle
    Democratics want Obama to shoot for the moon... When the president decides to do his executive order, he should go big as big as he can, said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. They say Obama will pay the price with Republicans (who won outstanding majorities nationwide at midterms), so he might as well enjoy the reward by winning the affection of millions of immigrants and support from a key bloc of Latino voters .... Obama's E/O could come this week---would allow more than four million of the estimated 11 million undocumented to work and live in the US legally....
  • Cruz opposes sales tax on online buying

    11/19/2014 7:12:39 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 18 November 2014 11:05 PM | TODD J. GILLMAN 
    WASHINGTON Sen. Ted Cruz joined other opponents of an online sales tax plan on Tuesday, calling it a giveaway to Amazon, Best Buy and other big retailers at the expense of consumers and small startups.The last thing we should be doing is pass a massive new national sales tax, he said, joining a number of conservative House members and others who oppose the Marketplace Fairness Act.The bill would let states and cities collect sales taxes from online sellers, even if those businesses have no physical presence in their jurisdiction. The change could generate $340 billion in state and local...
  • Cruz, Levin to Speak at CPAC

    11/19/2014 7:08:39 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Nov 2014 | William Bigelow
    CPAC 2015 has announced that likely 2016 presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz, radio host Mark Levin, and business whiz Carly Fiorina will speak at the event, scheduled for Feb. 25-28.  The American Conservative Union (ACU) will likely feature other 2016 candidates as well. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp stated:  We are honored to announce that conservative talk radio powerhouse Mark Levin, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and ACU Foundation Chairman Carly Fiorina will deliver remarks at CPAC 2015. These three conservative leaders reflect our desire to ensure that CPAC 2015 represents conservative policies that highlight the importance of free markets, national...
  • Iowa Caucuses: 2016 opening odds

    11/18/2014 9:12:15 PM PST · by iowamark · 51 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/18/2014 | Steve Deace
    The main event is finally here. The race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is now underway. This is shaping up to be the strongest field of Republican challengers in recent memory. After the GOPs strong showing in the 2014 midterms, the list of those who sense an opportunity, and want to seize it to run in 2016, is both long and distinguished. While the Democrat presidential primary is essentially Hillary Clinton (their 2008 also-ran) or bust, the Republicans have a deep bench of potential standard-bearers... Though it may seem early to some to already be posting odds on the...
  • Congress eliminates child tax credit and EITC from tax code (Hoax)

    11/18/2014 8:53:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Richmond Voice ^ | November 18, 2014
    Congress has voted to remove the child tax credit, the earned income tax credit and the mortgage interest deduction from the tax code starting with the 2014 fiscal year. The move is almost assured to solidify the perception of the 113rd Congress of the United States as deeply disconnected from the struggles and desires of the populace it is supposed to serve. The move, long championed by entitlement reform advocates like congressman Paul Ryan R-Wisconsin and Ted Cruz R-Texas, will cut entitlement payouts by a staggering 177 billion dollars. 54.33 billion dollars in savings will be realized from discontinuing the...
  • Cruz Continues Fight for Internet Freedom

    11/18/2014 5:55:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Amy Ridenour's National Center Blog ^ | November 17, 2014 | Amy Ridenour
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is continuing his fight to limit government interference into (and taxation of) the Internet, today releasing a compilation of comments he has received since his Washington Post op-ed and short video were released last week (you can watch the video here). Here's a few of many (emphases were added by me): "Sen. Ted Cruz got it right last week when he tweeted that Title II would be ObamaCare for the Internet." -- L. Gordon Crovitz, former Wall Street Journal publisher and author of the Wall Street Journal's Information Age column "Private Internet providers already compete with...
  • King, CU to host potential 2016 candidates: Iowa Freedom Summit to take place in January 2015

    11/18/2014 1:05:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KCRG-TV ^ | November 18, 2014 | James Q. Lynch, The Gazette
    CEDAR RAPIDS Western Iowa U.S. Rep. Steve King is planning a caucus 2016 kickoff featuring at least three potential Republican presidential candidates in January. King, who earlier this month was re-elected to a seventh term, will team up with Citizens United to host the inaugural Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines Jan. 24. Among the confirmed speakers are Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Also in the lineup are Utah Sen. Mike Lee; Tennessee U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn; former Ambassador John Bolton and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. Additional speakers...
  • Bennett: McConnell Has 'Isolated' Cruz and the Tea Party

    11/18/2014 12:55:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Utah Policy ^ | November 17, 2014 | Bryan Schott
    Former Sen. Bob Bennett says even though Republicans are set to take over Congress come January, don't expect Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee to set the agenda. Bennett, speaking at a conference in Washington, says Sen. Mitch McConnell, who will be majority leader in the next Congress, has done a masterful job of "isolating" Ted Cruz. "There is no cannier politician in Washington than Mitch McConnell," said Bennett. "Yes, Ted Cruz is an unsettling factor within the Republican conference. My sense of things is Mitch has very carefully, very methodically, very much under the radar isolated Ted Cruz. He's...
  • Rand Paul hires Ted Cruz's digital guru

    11/18/2014 12:15:57 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | November 18, 2014 | Ashley Killough
    (CNN) -- Vincent Harris, Ted Cruz's top digital operative, is leaving the Texas senator's team to work for Sen. Rand Paul's political operation, as the jostling for staff ramps up ahead of the 2016 GOP presidential primary contest. Harris will join Rand Paul's political action committee and his 2016 team as a chief digital strategist, according to Doug Stafford, executive director of RAND PAC. Stafford said Harris will sit at the "top of the leadership team," as Paul and his inner circle carry out what's expected to be a dizzying political schedule. Paul will likely announce his Senate re-election bid...