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  • Ted Cruz joins Elie Wiesel in raising alarms about nuclear Iran

    03/03/2015 10:59:07 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | March 2, 2015 5:36 pm | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON –Sen. Ted Cruz joined with Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel on Monday to condemn Iran and rally support for Israel, on the eve of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech to Congress.Cruz mocked complaints that Netanyahu’s appearance Tuesday before a joint session of Congress — scheduled without the Israeli government or Speaker John Boehner consulting the White House — amounts to a breach of protocol or etiquette.“It’s all nonsense. What matters is what we do right now to ensure that in no circumstances will the nation of Iran be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons capability,” Cruz said.Unfortunately, he added, the...
  • Sen. Cruz Compares Nuke Deal to Munich, Netanyahu to Churchill

    03/03/2015 8:53:18 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/3/2015, 8:53 AM | Uzi Baruch, Gil Ronen
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Monday night that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's speech before Congress Tuesday "focuses on the single greatest security threat facing America – the threat of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons." "We're at a moment in history where echoes of the past can be heard," he added. "The nuclear deal being negotiated with Iran, I believe, would be a historic mistake on the same order as Munich."To allow the theocratic extreme mullahs in Iran to have nuclear weapon capability increases dramatically the likelihood that those weapons of great destruction will be used to murder billions," the senator warned.
  • Ted Cruz: US negotiators lack understanding of Iran

    03/03/2015 7:16:44 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | March 3, 2015, 11:18 am | Stuart Winer
    Texas senator joins Holocaust survivor Elie Weisel in drawing parallels between talks with Tehran and rise of Nazi Germany Republican Senator Ted Cruz on Monday slammed negotiators with Iran for “fundamentally” lacking understanding of their Iranian counterparts and warned that the Obama administration was leading the way to a nuclear armed Iran. Cruz joined Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel on a forum in a Senate hearing room for a debate chaired by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and titled “The Meaning of Never Again: Guarding Against a Nuclear Iran.”“Those who are leading this negotiation fundamentally don’t understand who it is they...
  • Elie Wiesel, Ted Cruz Urge U.S. to Take Iran Seriously, Listen to Netanyahu

    03/02/2015 10:01:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/2/15 | Brent Scher
    Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel told a large group on Capitol Hill on Monday that the threat of a nuclear Iran must be taken seriously and said it was important that Americans hear Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus speech to Congress. Wiesel was joined by Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) in a jam-packed Senate auditorium for a discussion on the dangers of Iran and the rising tide of anti-Semitism across the globe. To be Jewish in this world is to always be concerned, explained Wiesel when asked about Iran. When enemies make threats, take them seriously....
  • Scott Walker; Sure, Obama loves his country

    03/02/2015 7:59:21 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 135 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3/2/2015 | Staff
    Gov. Scott Walker still hasn't spoken with President Barack Obama about the president's love for America, but the possible contender for the Republican nomination now has an opinion on the subject. Wisconsin's governor tells "Fox News Sunday" that Obama or "anybody else who is willing to put their name on the ballot certainly has to have the love for country to do that." ...
  • Ted Cruz spills secret of GOP amnesty sabotage

    03/01/2015 5:37:42 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 67 replies
    WND ^ | 03/01/2015 | Garth Kant
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, strongly suggested the fix was in from the beginning by GOP leaders to sabotage the fight against Obama’s amnesty, saying, “The cake was baked from the start.”The senator said that was evident to him immediately when GOP leaders chose a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, as the vehicle to try to stop the amnesty President Obama granted to five-million illegal immigrants by executive order in November.Cruz made the observations while speaking to a small group of reporters across the street from the annual Conservative Political Action Conference,...
  • Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty?

    03/01/2015 8:28:43 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Mar. 1, 2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    Ted Cruz: Ted Cruz is the only major candidate who has never supported or endorsed amnesty. End Obama's illegal amnesty via Congress' checks & balances. (Nov 2014) Defund amnesty, and refuse any nominees until rescinded. (Nov 2014) No path to citizenship for 1.65 million illegals in Texas. (Oct 2012) Give police more power to ask about immigration status. (Jun 2012) Boots on the ground, plus a wall. (Apr 2012) Triple the size of the Border Patrol. (Mar 2012) Strengthen border security and increase enforcement. (Jul 2011) He's resolute, he's firm, he's good on most of the other issues, and he...
  • Cruz: Leave the Internet to the People

    03/01/2015 8:11:25 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Feb 27, 2015 | Vivian Hughbanks
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) criticized the Federal Communications Commission's rules on net neutrality as an overreach of unchecked bureaucratic power on Thursday. Today, the FCC decided to take over the Internet, Cruz said. You should feel real excited because at Barack Obama's instructions, 5 unelected bureaucrats have now declared the Internet is a public utility. The FCC voted yesterday to adopt the Open Internet Order, designed to ensure equal treatment of legal content on the Internet. The rules were neither publicly released, nor openly debated before adopted by the Commission. Net neutrality is Obamacare for the Internet, Cruz said, sparking...
  • The long knives come out for Ted Cruz

    03/01/2015 8:02:47 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 1, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    “PALM BEACH, Fla. — In a wide-ranging speech to the Club for Growth winter meeting Friday night, Sen. Ted Cruz looked back on his 2013 crusade to defund Obamacare — an effort that consumed Washington, led to bitter Republican party infighting, and resulted in a partial government shutdown — and concluded it was a fight he probably never could have won. "Is it likely we would have altogether defunded Obamacare then?" the Texas Republican said. "Probably not. That would have taken an almost perfect storm. I was never Pollyannaish about the political factors it would take for that to happen.”...
  • In Edinburg, Carville, Rove say Obama squabble with Israel will dominate foreign policy talk

    02/28/2015 6:12:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Monitor ^ | February 27, 2015 | Carlos Sanchez, editor
    EDINBURG The political squabble between President Barack Obama and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over whether to negotiate with Iran will dominate the foreign policy conversation this year, agreed former presidential advisers Karl Rove and James Carville, who spoke Friday morning in Edinburg. The duo one Republican and the other Democrat had an hour-long conversation in front of a gathering of more than 100 Rio Grande Valley residents at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. Moderated by Evan Smith, editor of The Texas Tribune, the event was hosted by the Rio Grande Valley Partnership and IBC Bank....
  • TED CRUZ: WE SHOULD REPEAL EVERY WORD OF COMMON CORE

    02/28/2015 6:12:07 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Feb 2015 | MERRILL HOPE
    Senator Ted Cruz spoke out against Common Core during a speech to a Florida conservative organization. “We should repeal every word of Common Core,” he said. “We should get the federal government out of the business of curriculum.” This was not the first time Cruz said “no” to Common Core, but it was a great opportunity for the presidential hopeful to express his steadfast opposition to the progressive education reform movement standards. Cruz’ remarks came one day after his potential GOP presidential rival, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, endorsed Common Core.Cruz described Common Core as “national standards being dictated from...
  • Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll; Cruz Finishes Third

    02/28/2015 3:18:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | February 28, 2015 | Abby Livingston
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll Saturday, his third victory in as many years. This year he carried 26 percent of the vote. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz placed third, with 11.5 percent, while former Gov. Rick Perry came in eleventh, with 1.1 percent. Both Paul and Cruz openly campaigned at the event. Cruz volunteers distributed custom-made buttons that said "Cruz Crew." Perry had a smaller get-out-the-vote operation at the conference. The contest comes after three days of speeches from presidential contenders and noteworthy conservative activists. On Thursday, Cruz touted his battles within...
  • How Conservatives Are Readying Their Grassroots Army For 2016

    02/28/2015 2:55:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KPBS-TV ^ | February 28, 2015 | Emily Martinez, NPR
    This week's Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC, brought all the expected on and off the main stage in Washington D.C. speeches by presidential hopefuls, debates and the annual straw poll. But there was one big addition: hundreds attended the conference's first-ever Activism Boot Camp, which trained attendees in the best practices of do-it-yourself campaigning. The boot camp, powered by American Majority, a nonprofit conservative organizing group, was split into two tracks: the "Candidate, Campaign Manager & Campaign Operative" track and the "Activist" track. It featured lessons on social media, fundraising, organizing and data and technology. Ned Ryun, American Majority...
  • Jeb de Blasio Bush addresses CPAC

    02/28/2015 12:15:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | February 27, 2015 | Stephen Z. Nemo
    Jeb Bush reminded a CPAC audience what a conservative isn't; Ted Cruz of Texas reminded them what a conservative is. Friday, Governor Jeb Bush began to speak before the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., when a sudden shuffling of feet signaled the exodus of conservative Tea Party activists from the Patomac Ballroom of the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Bush now knows what New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio feels when an army of police officers turn their backs to him at every speech. William Temple, a Tea Party organizer from Brunswick, Georgia, led...
  • Gates and Pearson Partner to Reap Tens of Millions from Common Core (a re-post)

    02/28/2015 11:07:18 AM PST · by yoe · 5 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | November 25, 2014 | Nancy Thorner November 25, 2014
    Follow the money. It all ends up in the hands of a very few. Pearson Foundation is getting the contracts because of its partnership with the Bill Gates Foundation. Greed, secrecy, deceptions, and lies . and to think Democrats accuse Republicans of the very things, while Democrats are the ones using government to get richer. The deceptions run very deep. Its time for exposure.(The saga begins...) on one summer day in 2008, when Gene Wilhoit, director of a national group of state school chiefs, and David Coleman (known as the architect of Common Core), knowing they needed tens of millions...
  • Cruz Tells Anti-Tax Group 'No' to Common Core in Schools

    02/28/2015 10:07:56 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    WCTV ^ | Sat 12:32 PM, Feb 28, 2015
    <p>PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) -- Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is telling an influential anti-tax group that he opposes Common Core education standards, putting him at odds with fellow presidential prospect Jeb Bush a day after Bush endorsed the standards to the same audience.</p>
  • Shattuck: Walker walks the walk at CPAC

    02/28/2015 7:02:45 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 14 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 02/28/15 | Tom Shattuck
    Big Government Sucks. Thats the slogan of the hordes of young people at the Conservative Political Action Conference. The lesson from this years CPAC was that if you wanted to win over this energetic crowd it behooved you to be succinct and rebellious like that three-word slogan when taking the stage. Chris Christie used tough talk. Scott Walker used down-home exuberance. Ted Cruz called out every party save for the Tea Party for talking the talk but not walking the walk. And they received tepid passing grades from CPACs most energetic demographic. Jeb Bush, however, missed the mark,...
  • CPAC 2015: Cruz Marijuana Policy Shifts (should be state's decision)

    02/28/2015 6:16:37 AM PST · by Ken H · 39 replies
    IBTimes ^ | Feb 26, 2015 | Max Willens
    A would-be Republican presidential nominee has changed his mind on marijuana. Sen. Ted Cruz said he supports Colorados state rights to keep marijuana legalized without federal interference during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity at Thursdays Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). I actually think this is a great embodiment of what Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis called the laboratories of democracy, Cruz said. If the citizens of Colorado decide they want to go down that road, thats their prerogative. I personally dont agree with it, but thats their right. Cruzs comments at CPAC bring him in line with...
  • Cruz and other GOP candidates scramble for Texas

    02/28/2015 2:13:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    National Monitor ^ | February 28, 2015 | Kerry Sullivan
    The battle for the Republican presidential nomination is beginning to really heat up. The latest log on the fire? Texas has decided to move its 2016 primary to March 1, making it the fifth state to cast votes. Traditionally, small states hold their primaries before the larger ones. This allows candidates to focus on persuading target groups of voters and gain momentum before facing the daunting challenge of wooing the masses. Texas is huge. At 270,000 square miles, a campaign will need a treasure trove of cash to finance television ads across 20 media markets. The presidential candidates are now...
  • Ted Cruz says motivating conservatives is key to winning White House

    02/27/2015 11:52:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | February 27, 2015 | Philip Rucker
    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Ted Cruz may not be running for anything yet, but the senator from Texas nevertheless presented his theory here Friday night for why a presidential candidate like him would be best positioned to win back the White House for Republicans. The conventional wisdom in political circles has been that to win a presidential election again, Republicans must broaden their appeal to more moderate swing voters, especially women, minorities and young people. It's a message former Florida governor Jeb Bush, a favorite of the party establishment, has repeatedly delivered as he prepares for an all-but-certain presidential run....
  • Christie, Walker, and Cruz's CPAC speeches, decoded

    02/27/2015 7:42:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Vox ^ | February 27, 2015 | Andrew Prokop
    On Thursday, several likely 2016 Republican presidential contenders filed in to the Conservative Political Action Conference to make their pitches to activists on the right. Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, and Carly Fiorina all touted their conservative credentials, in hopes of impressing the faithful. But the subtext of several appearances wasn't the hopefuls' strengths but their weaknesses. Each of the likely candidates has at least one major flaw and some have several. Their CPAC appearances provided a window into how they're trying to address those flaws. Some tried to show that the seeming problems with their candidacies...
  • Sen. Cruz is no graybeard

    02/27/2015 4:46:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | February 27, 2015 | Lisa Mascaro, Tribune News Service
    On a gray wintry day outside the Capitol, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) stood on the grassy East Lawn and denounced President Barack Obamas plan to temporarily defer deportation for millions of immigrants in the country illegally. Gathered to hear the senator was a band of enthusiastic supporters, including a few like-minded lawmakers and a handful of self-described patriots. King Obama! shouted one person in the crowd, which included a man in a tri-cornered hat and others waving the yellow Dont Tread on Me flags of the Tea Party. Inside the Capitol dome, fiery events like this are met with a...
  • David Axelrod predicts Rick Perry, Ted Cruz will have uphill fights for GOP presidential nomination

    02/27/2015 4:34:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trailblazers Blog ^ | February 27, 2015 | Gromer Jeffers Jr.
    The architect of Barack Obamas successful campaigns for president said this week that Rick Perry and Ted Cruz would have uphill battles for the 2016 GOP nomination for the White House. David Axelrod, one of President Obamas closest advisers, said Texas junior senator did have support with hard-right conservatives. But he questioned whether Cruz could build on it. Ted Cruz has a base. That base will be there, Axelrod told The Dallas Morning News before a forum at the World Affairs Council in Dallas. Whether its large enough is another question. Axelrod was not bullish on the prospects of...
  • The guy who made Ted Cruz into a ripped, tattooed smoker

    02/27/2015 3:48:34 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Katie Zezima
    <p>There's an image of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that seemed to be everywhere at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference: the senator shirtless, buff and tattooed, with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth.</p> <p>"My wife calls it my prison body," Cruz, clutching a beer, quipped at a reception Thursday night.</p>
  • Ted Cruz Wants to Reform Federal Hiring - [Gives Veterans Preference]

    02/27/2015 3:01:50 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 23 replies
    GovExec.com ^ | 02/27/2015 | Eric Katz
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is better known for blocking federal employees from working than he is for helping them get a job. The man often cited as the architect of the 2013 government shutdown is, perhaps, attempting to change that perception. Cruz and Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., have backed a measure to give certain individuals an advantage when applying for federal positions. The 2015 Military Reserve Jobs Act would provide members of the National Guard and reservists a leg up when starting up careers in the civil service by making them eligible for veterans’ preference. While federal agencies have largely...
  • Cruz, Walker fire up conservatives at CPAC, lay foundations for 2016 bids

    02/27/2015 2:26:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin and David Sherfinski -
    Sen. Ted Cruz fanned the flames of right-wing rebellion Thursday, telling thousands of activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference that they are being betrayed by Republican leaders in Congress over immigration. The Texas Republican, who is running in the middle of presidential polls, also sent a clear message to the rest of the field that he is still a favorite of the grass-roots activists who populate the countrys largest annual conservative gathering, and signaled that he would fight to claim the conservative mantle in the presidential nomination race. A trio of governors pondering White House bids also addressed CPAC....
  • Where's the Vision? The tone at this year's CPAC is resoundingly negative.

    02/27/2015 2:11:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | February 27, 2015 | Susan Milligan
    Cruz channels his inner televangelist.If the Conservative Political Action Conference meeting is a sort of American Idol for would-be GOP presidential candidates, the contenders arent learning from the mistakes of previous losers. After the 2012 elections when Republicans lost the White House to an incumbent under fire for the still-struggling economy some sensible people in the party (South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is one of them) uttered an important truth: The Republicans, to be successful, cant just be against things. They have to be for something, have to present a positive and innovative vision for America. Were not...
  • Ted Cruz: 'Reassemble the Reagan Coalition' and Fight for Conservatives

    02/27/2015 12:22:03 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 03:58 PM | Courtney Coren
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that the way you know which Republican candidate to support for president in 2016 is to look for the candidate who fights for conservative principles. "How do we differentiate" between the crowded field of candidates? Cruz asked the audience. "We all know that in a campaign, every candidate comes up and says they're the most conservative," the Republican said. "We have a way to tell the difference," Cruz said, then cited a verse from the Bible, which says, "You shall know them by their fruits." "Demand...
  • Wiesel and Cruz to Discuss Nuclear Iran on Monday

    02/27/2015 12:13:04 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Observer ^ | 02/27/15 12:39pm | John Bonazz
    Prepare for some bipartisan fireworks in the Senate office building Monday afternoon.Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel will sit down with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Congressman Brad Sherman (D-California) to discuss “The Meaning of Never Again: Guarding Against A Nuclear Iran.” The dialogue will be moderated by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, “America’s Rabbi” and an Observer columnist.Mr. Sherman, who supports Israel, told the Observer that the presence of Mr. Wiesel, an author and pro-Israel activist, showed that discussions of Israel have a global importance.‘It’s good to see Elie Wiesel involved in this existential issue,” Mr. Sherman said. “It underlines the...
  • Cruz under fire from Texas businesses (Export-Import Bank)

    02/27/2015 10:35:13 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/27/15 10:43 AM EST | Kevin Cirilli
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is under fire from his home states business community following a "rowdy" meeting on Thursday at which the lawmakers senior staff refused to offer support for reauthorizing the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. Nearly 60 business officials visiting from Texas met with Cruz chief of staff Paul Teller and Legislative Assistant Hunter Rome for an hour on Thursday, making the case for Cruz to support the bank's reauthorization. If Congress does not act, Ex-Im will shut down on June 30. But Rome and Teller reiterated to the Texas crowd which helped elect him into office that...
  • Ted Cruz Bashes Obama for Calling 21 Coptic Christians Beheaded by ISIS 'Egyptian Citizens'

    02/27/2015 7:44:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/27/2015 | Samuel Smith
    National Harbor, Md. Speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Texas Senator and potential 2016 presidential candidate, Ted Cruz, bashed President Barack Obama for labeling the the 21 Coptic Christians beheaded by the Islamic State in mid-February as "Egyptian citizens." Cruz also attacked the Obama administration for continuously ignoring the fact that most of today's international terror troubles are caused by "radical Islamic terrorists." Cruz asserted that America needs a leader that will not just identify the radical Islamic threat from groups like the Islamic State but also protect the liberty of international Christians. "When 21 Coptic...
  • Ted Cruz Wants to #Disrupt Washington

    02/27/2015 7:38:50 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 26, 2015 | Rebecca Nelson
    Ted Cruz wants to be the Uber of politics. Playing to a crowded room of adoring fans at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Ted Cruz gave the crowd just what they wanted: a fiery speech full of conservative red meat.But the senator from Texas and all-but-certain presidential contender also played up his fluency with the younger generation. He asked attendees to pull out their phones and text the word "Constitution" to the number 33733, allowing his nascent campaign to instantaneously collect data on possible supporters. His personal brand of politics, he said, jibes less with a divided Washington,...
  • Cruz, at CPAC, Takes Swings at GOP Leaders

    02/27/2015 7:32:07 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 26, 2015 | Janet Hook
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) came out swinging against members of his own party Thursday, telling a conference of conservative activists that GOP leaders in Congress had sold out to Democrats on immigration and that presidential contenders should be judged by their willingness to stand up to the party establishment.“The biggest division we have in the country is not between Republicans and Democrats,’’ Mr. Cruz, a likely 2016 presidential contender, told the Conservative Political Action Conference. “It is between career politicians in Washington and the American people.“If you are really a conservative you will have been in the trenches, you...
  • Scott Walker Looks Presidential

    02/27/2015 4:47:42 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 22 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | February 27, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Scott Walker spoke to the folks at the CPAC convention yesterday. He looked Presidential, he looked like someone who could win. His best line was we celebrate our independence from government not our dependence on it. He defended the rights of the unborn, outright by noting that Wisconsin no longer funds Planned Parenthood and more subtlety by including the unborn as worthy of protection while he rattled off a number of other basic groups to be protected. If nothing else Walker will provide a stark contrast to the whiny liberalism of the GOP establishments candidate Jeb Bush. The GOP can...
  • Ted Cruz CPAC Speech

    Just released-Ted Cruz speech from CPAC Feb 2015 16 hours ago
  • Sen. Ted Cruz at CPAC 2015: Stand With the People, Not Washington

    02/27/2015 1:06:33 AM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    Ted Cruz Youtube ^ | 2/26/2015 | Ted Cruz
    Includes both his speech and questions from Sean Hannity. 24 minutes.
  • Ted Cruzs CPAC Televangelism

    02/26/2015 10:00:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 26, 2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    Ted Cruz, CPACs favorite travelling salesman, was back and selling his favorite product: himself.Ted Cruz is onstage at CPAC. As is his custom he has declined to stand behind the podium and is instead pacing methodically around the stage with a microphone pinned to his blue striped tie. To turn this country around it will not come from Washington; it will come from the American people, he yells. And so I will ask every one of you if you will join our grassroots army. Take out your cell phone and text the word Constitution to the number 33733. Let me...
  • Cruz: "The Next 20 Months Are Going to Be Very Dangerous"

    02/26/2015 4:25:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    Prior to his speech at CPAC Thursday afternoon, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) didnt mince words. He bluntly told reporters how nervous he is about the presidents final 20 months in office. The next 20 months are going to be very dangerous, he said. They are going to be dangerous at home. President Obama has reacted to this last election in a way thats unprecedented. You know, prior presidents have been repudiated [and] theyve reacted with contrition. [P]resident Obama, instead, reacted with anger and defiance. I believe the next 20 months we are going to see a degree of lawlessness that...
  • Cruz: Make Candidates Who Claim Conservatism Prove It

    02/26/2015 12:15:37 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    ABC Snooze ^ | 02/26/2015 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Republicans must not let themselves be tricked into picking a moderate presidential nominee in 2016, by demanding their hopefuls have a demonstrated commitment to conservatism, Sen. Ted Cruz told an enthusiastic audience Thursday. Cruz, himself a likely presidential candidate, warned activists gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington that voters who pick the GOP nominee are likely to hear a similar pitch: "You betcha. Who-diddley. I'm as conservative as all get out." But, without naming names, he suggested that many of those likely candidates lacked the record to back it up.
  • Cruz says hes the most Reagan-like in crowded 2016 field

    02/26/2015 12:56:36 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | February 26, 2015
    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, gave an impassioned stump speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference today, presenting himself as the true Reagan-like conservative to look at in 2016.“How do we bring back the miracle that is America?” he asked a mobbed ballroom at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. “We reassemble the Reagan coalition.” In 1980 Ronald Reagan appealed to the traditional GOP base, labor and Democrats to win and serve two terms.. . . . .“How do we differentiate? . . .In a campaign, every candidate say I’m the most conservative candidate that ever...
  • Ted Cruz lights up CPAC with speech pushing real conservatism

    02/26/2015 12:40:38 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, February 26, 2015, 2:34 PM | Adam Edelman
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) finished second in last years CPAC Straw Poll and delivered another wildly popular speech this year. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, in a rousing and well-received speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday, drew a proverbial line in the sand between true conservatives like himself and squishy moderate Republicans who may also decide to seek the partys 2016 nomination. In a speech focused on the divides among the prospective 2016 candidates, the Tea Party populist threw bombs at Washington, at Hillary Clinton and, most frequently, at his fellow Republicans. If youre really a conservative, youd be...
  • Ted Cruz Gets Fiery About Hillary, Takes Questions from Hannity at CPAC

    02/26/2015 12:04:54 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    Mediate ^ | 2:25 pm, February 26th, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    “God bless CPAC!” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said as he took the stage at the annual conservative convention Thursday afternoon. Noting that no Democrats were in attendance, he joked, “It’s almost like CPAC invited Benjamin Netanyahu to speak.” He then said CPAC could have had Hillary Clinton at the conference but “couldn’t find a foreign nation to foot the bill.” Cruz urged fiscal and social conservatives to come together in order to “get to 51%” in the next presidential election. “Hillary Clinton embodies the corruption of Washington,” he said of his potential 2016 opponent, implying that he represents the opposite....
  • Sen. Cruz to Sec. Johnson: Do you Intend to Abide by the Federal Court Order?

    02/26/2015 8:50:57 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 51 replies
    Cruz.Senate.Gov ^ | February 24, 2015 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Sends letter to DHS Sec. Johnson regarding implementation of executive amnesty WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson questioning whether the Obama Administration plans to comply with the court's injunction to stop President Obama's illegal amnesty in light of President Obama's public comments that DHS would "continue in the planning" of activities the court issued a cease and desist order to stop. "Violating an unambiguous federal court order by defying its instructions to cease and desist a particular activity would represent a significant breach of your authority,...
  • BAYHAM: Looking At The (Possible) 2016 GOP Field, Part I

    02/25/2015 8:08:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | February 25, 2015 | Mike Bayham
    Romneys out and this weekend marks the pre-presidential election year CPAC straw poll, which is a sort of an unofficial beginning of the exploratory phase of the battle for the Republican nomination. As many as two dozen candidates, including governors, senators and media personalities, are hinting, some more sincere than others, at making a run for the White House. Below is a listing of the possible Tier I and Tier II contenders for the GOP nod along with handicapping the probability of making the race and their chances of winning. Rand Paul LIKELY CANDIDATE, TIER ONE CONTENDER The Kentucky US...
  • Pre-CPAC Reader Poll Results

    02/25/2015 6:32:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 25, 2015 | Professor William A.Jacobson
    And the winner is We had good participation in our Pre-CPAC Reader Poll, in which readers could pick up to 3 candidates. Of course its not a scientific poll, its a snapshot of the Legal Insurrection Readership at a moment in time more towards the conservative, Tea Party, libertarian . definitely not establishment (however you want to define that, you know it when you see it). There are two clear winners: Ted Cruz who edged out Scott Walker by a narrow margin, after a late surge, with Rand Paul a clear third. No one else was close. There...
  • MUHAMMAD: Putting Rudy Giuliani in His Place

    02/25/2015 6:23:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Informer ^ | February 25, 2015 | Askia Muhammad
    While racist xenophobes like Rudy Giuliani, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner and self-hating xenophobes like Ben Carson may not realize it yet, there is a special place reserved for them in the Land of Eternal Torment. You see, one day, many, many white people who have been duped by the anti-black coded messages that these and other Repugnican politicians throw out like swill to the swine may just come to their senses and condemn these demagogues for just what they are greedy liars and swindlers who would just as soon see...
  • Activist group targets Cruz on Obama order protecting gays in federal workforce

    02/25/2015 6:05:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News' Texas Politics ^ | February 25, 2015 | Kevin Diaz
    As Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and other Republican lawmakers battle the Obama administration on his executive orders on immigration, a national gay rights group is targeting the potential 2016 presidential candidate over another executive order protecting gays and lesbians from discrimination in the federal workforce. The Human Rights Campaign, the nations largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, on Wednesday released a comprehensive research report on Cruz that highlights his record on gay rights. Cruz, who is addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington Thursday, is an outspoken opponent of same sex marriage. With...
  • Report: Ted Cruz Is Staffing Up in Iowa

    02/25/2015 2:48:06 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 52 replies
    National Review ^ | February 25, 2015 5:09 PM | ELIANA JOHNSON
    Reports are beginning to pop that Ted Cruz is on the brink of hiring the men who will run his campaign in Iowa, a state the Texas senator believes he very much has the chance to win come January 2016. A well-sourced Republican operative in the state tells me Cruz is hiring 2002 Senate candidate Bill Salier, who run Tom Tancredos 2008 presidential campaign, and Bryan England, who has served as aide to both Iowa congressman Steve King and Bob Vander Plaats, the three-time Republican gubernatorial candidate and political activist. A spokesman for Cruz did not immediately respond to a...
  • Hot Air Primary Survey: February Results

    02/25/2015 1:35:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 25, 2015 | Patrick Ishmael
    Scott Walker has pulled the trifecta again, winning the first choice, second choice and consensus choice survey questions. Walker won the first choice question with 58% of the vote, Ted Cruz came in second with 22%, and Rand Paul came in third with 5%. Top 10:(RESULTS-AT-LINK)
  • Carvilles remarks at Saint Leo are provocative, snappy

    02/25/2015 12:55:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Laker / Lutz News ^ | February 25, 2015 | Kathy Steele
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is almost certain to be the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, according to political strategist James Carville. Her chances of winning are no worse than 50-50, said Carville who was keynote speaker on the opening day of the sixth annual International Business Conference at Saint Leo University. This years conference theme was Best Practices in Global Organizations. Before an audience of about 200 people, Carville entertained with funny anecdotes and blunt remarks on the dysfunctions of national politics. The ragin Cajun, as he is sometimes called, was the Democratic strategist who led Bill...