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  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Why history needs a Latino president

    09/17/2014 10:45:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Voxxi ^ | September 17, 2014 | Tony Castro
    What would Hispanic Heritage Month be like if there were a Latino in the White House? Would the president don a white guayabera and ride in an open limousine at the head of a parade celebrating Latino heritage? Would one of his first accomplishment have been to use his presidential authority of executive action for sweeping immigration reform? Or to expect that from the nation’s first Latino president belittle the significance of what would be his — or her — place in history? So often, too, the symbolism of presidential politics overshadows the reality of the post. If John F....
  • Point: Ted Cruz, The Queen of Summertime (The knives are coming out)

    09/17/2014 11:43:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Pocket Full of Liberty ^ | September 17, 2014 | Neal Dewing, senior editor
    Recently the FX Network hosted an event, “Every Simpsons Ever,” during which they – surprise – broadcast every episode of ‘The Simpsons,’ ever. It was a glorious idea, not least because it brought back memories of when the show was so much sharper. Some of those older Simpsons episodes have been lingering in the old brainpan for the last 20 years or so. A line from one episode in particular always stuck with me. It’s the one where Lisa gets a pool during a heat wave, and becomes popular (There’s also a spoof of Rear Window, but that’s not important...
  • Nancy Pelosi Had A Pretty Simple Response To Ted Cruz's Bizarre 'SNL' Claim

    09/16/2014 6:44:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 16, 2014 | Paige Lavender
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had a pretty simple response to to Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) claim that a proposed constitutional amendment intended to reverse the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision could put "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels in jail. Here's Pelosi on NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" reacting to a clip of Cruz making the claim on the Senate floor: Cruz said the amendment applies to SNL because NBC is a corporation, and the late-night show has had influence over elections. He called the proposal -- which would give Congress and states more power to...
  • Mike Huckabee: Ted Cruz’s Worst Nightmare

    09/16/2014 1:40:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 136 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 16, 2014 | Henry Olson
    Mike Huckabee dropped his biggest hint to date yesterday that he might run for president in 2016. Should he run, his national name ID and his strong 2008 run probably doom any chance Rick Santorum has (Santorum’s 2012 vote largely overlapped with Huckabee’s 2008 backers). But it also throws a huge monkey wrench into any hopes Senator Ted Cruz has of winning the nomination.
  • ISIS Strategy splits Rubio, Paul, Cruz

    09/16/2014 1:28:28 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 26 replies
    TheHill ^ | 9/16/2014 | Alexander Bolton
    The threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has created an opportunity for three White House hopefuls in the Senate to grab the spotlight from Republican governors. ... Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Intelligence panels has used the debate to distinguish himself as the inheritor of the muscular foreign policy worldview held by former President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) While he says it would be good for president Obama to seek congressional support for military action against ISIS, he argues the president doesn't need it. Rubio supports arming...
  • (vanity) Glenn Beck says Ted Cruz is "real deal", should be No. 1 GOP pick

    09/16/2014 8:25:48 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 49 replies
    Vanity (heard on Glenn Beck Radio 9/15/14) | September 16, 2014 | Seizethecarp
    I caught a bit of Beck's radio program yesterday and he said that his daughter attended a Ted Cruz event in Dallas recently and reported to Glenn that she was very impressed and Glenn said that although Cruz is currently ranked 5th he believes that after his strong defense of Israel in DC before the Middle Eastern Hezbollah-supporting "Christians" Beck said he believes Cruz is "the real deal" and should be the No. 1 GOP candidate. Beck emphasized Cruz's ability to articulate conservative principles as proved in his record in arguing cases before the Supreme Court.
  • Ted Cruz's Speech to Arab Christians

    09/16/2014 8:13:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Dennis Prager
    Last week at the inaugural summit of the organization, In Defense of Christians, founded to help the most persecuted religious communities in the world today, Christians in the Middle East and other parts of the Muslim world, Senator Ted Cruz was heckled and booed, and decided to walk off the stage. This is how he began his speech: "Today we are gathered at a time of extraordinary challenge. Tonight we are all united in defense of Christians. Tonight, we are all united in defense of Jews." All of 117 words -- about the killing of Christians -- later, Senator Cruz...
  • Ted Cruz and the Arab Christians: The crowd was wrong to boo him.

    09/16/2014 7:45:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/16/2014 | Dennis Prager
    Last week at the Inaugural Summit of the organization In Defense of Christians (IDC), founded to help the most persecuted religious communities in the world today — Christians in the Middle East and other parts of the Muslim world — the audience heckled and booed Senator Ted Cruz (R. Texas), and he decided to walk off the stage. This is how he began his speech: “Today we are gathered at a time of extraordinary challenge. Tonight we are all united in defense of Christians. Tonight, we are all united in defense of Jews.” One hundred and seventeen words about...
  • Watch: Ted Cruz Launches Anti-Obama Amnesty Effort

    09/16/2014 6:44:57 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/16/14
    In a video first released to Breitbart on Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced his effort to combat President Barack Obama’s potential executive amnesty action, which could come following November’s midterm elections. Viewers are encouraged to visit StopObamasAmnesty.com to sign a petition. “Sen. Ted Cruz is leading the fight to secure the border,” the video explained. “Stop Obama’s amnesty and celebrate legal immigration. But he needs your help to hold Obama and Senate Democrats accountable.” The amnesty effort from Obama would likely include an expansion of his so-called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and apply it to an...
  • Huck: I’m Better than the Others

    09/15/2014 11:00:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 15, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Former governor Mike Huckabee (R., Ark.) implicitly made the case against Senators Ted Cruz (R., Texas), Rand Paul (R., Ky.), or Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) serving as president during a meeting with reporters about the prospect of his own candidacy. In a roundtable meeting this morning with journalists in Washington, D.C., Huckabee said that he would decide next year whether or not he will run for president, but he already knows he’s unlikely to support any of those freshman senators. “If not me, I would be supportive of someone who has had executive experience and who has been a governor...
  • Ted Cruz’s Islamist Threat

    09/15/2014 3:54:13 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 20 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | September 15, 2014 | W. James Antle III
    Ted Cruz is back in the headlines after what can be most charitably described as a bit of showboating at a summit of Middle Eastern Christians. Much has been written about that controversy, but one of Cruz’s comments received relatively less attention than it deserved. “ISIS, al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas and their state sponsors like Syria and Iran, are all engaged in a vicious genocidal campaign to destroy religious minorities in the Middle East,” Cruz said. “Sometimes we are told not to loop these groups together, that we have to understand their so-called nuances and differences.” “But we shouldn’t try to...
  • Ted Cruz puts on display his chilling ignorance

    09/15/2014 1:53:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Times of Oman ^ | September 15, 2014 | James J. Zogby
    My mother was fond of saying, "if you want someone to hear you, you must first listen to them" — know them, understand the questions they are asking, and be sensitive to their concerns. If you do this, she would say, "you will be able to speak with people and not at them". What happens when you don't follow this simple rule of communication was on display during the "In Defence of Christians" conference that was held in Washington from September 9th to the 11th. Addressing an audience of 900 mostly Arab Christians, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) launched into a...
  • Israeli-Lebanese Relations, According to a Cheikh

    09/15/2014 10:05:17 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 7 replies
    Catholic Analysis ^ | 15 September 2014 | Matthew Olson
    Cheikh Malek el-Khazen here explains Israeli-Lebanese relations. He is heir to the House of Khazen, of the Lebanese nobility. What is the general Lebanese opinion on Israel?Officially, Lebanon is at a state of war against Israel. Currently, the borders are being supervised by UNFIL forces (mainly forces from European and Asian countries) in addition to the Lebanese army. Lebanon is a small country, but it comprises of 18 recognized religious sects. The main two religions are Christianity (the Maronite Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Assyrian Church of the East) and Islam (Shi'a and Sunni). There...
  • Ross Shouldn’t Do That (Ref: Ross Douthat’s New York Times hit piece on Ted Cruz)

    09/14/2014 12:32:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    PJ Media's Spengler ^ | September 13, 2014 | David P. Goldman
    I had to read the penultimate paragraph of Ross Douthat’s New York Times piece on “friendless Middle East Christians” before the enormity of it sunk in. Douthat wrote: If Cruz felt that he couldn’t address an audience of persecuted Arab Christians without including a florid, “no greater ally” preamble about Israel, he could have withdrawn from the event. The fact that he preferred to do it this way says a lot–none of it good–about his priorities and instincts. In so many words: Jew-hatred among Middle Eastern Christians is so rampant that it should be ignored in the interests of saving...
  • Clarice Feldman: Crazy Things Progressives Believe

    09/14/2014 8:59:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 14, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    These days I live in a state of almost continual amazement, bedazzled by the things progressives believe. Earlier this week the New York Times had to print a correction which is probably the number one all time winner in a long line of their recent corrections: “Correction: September 8, 2014 An earlier version of a summary that appeared with this article misstated the former title of Dick Cheney. He was vice president, not president.” Seriously, someone was hired to and does write for the major progressive publication in America who thought that Dick Cheney had been our president. And what...
  • Breitbart is here — and his name is Ted Cruz

    09/14/2014 6:41:51 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 30 replies
    Daily Inter Lake ^ | Saturday, September 13, 2014 6:00 pm
    You may remember Andrew Breitbart. You should. Before his sudden and rather mysterious death at the age of 43 on March 1, 2012, he was a fearless voice of untrammeled American conservatism. He would stand up to anyone, no matter how powerful, in defense of traditional values and against political chicanery. He took on ACORN, Anthony Weiner, Nancy Pelosi, of course President Obama, and anyone else who tried to acquire power through hypocrisy or change policy through chicanery. His death left a huge void in the world of conservatism. So big, in fact, that conservatives adopted a slogan to encourage...
  • In Defense of Christians Says Ted Cruz Was Not Booed; Critics Wanted Focus on Christians, not Israel

    09/13/2014 5:59:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/13/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    In Defense of Christians, the nonprofit organization that has made protecting Christians in the Middle East its mission, challenged media reports Friday that Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was booed offstage at their inaugural Summit Gala Dinner Wednesday for supporting Israel. A 30-second YouTube clip from the dinner shows Cruz declaring to a restive audience: "I will say this, that I am saddened to see that some here, not everyone, but some here, are so consumed with hate …" At the mention of the word hate, guests at the gala became loud enough to drown out portions of Cruz's voice. He...
  • Restoring Civility to Politics the Ted Cruz Way [SURPRISINGLY SOMEWHAT OBJECTIVE]

    09/13/2014 11:02:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | Susan Milligan | Sept. 12, 2014 | 4:30 p.m. EDT
    Ted Cruz is not the first name on everyone’s list when one thinks of restoring decorum to politics and public discourse. Yet Cruz, the famous GOP firebrand who is Texas’ junior senator, did just that in a recent speech to a group calling itself In Defense of Christians. In his address, Cruz reiterated his strong support for Israel – hardly an outlier opinion for a member of Congress, particularly in the current political environment – and asserted, “Christians have no greater ally than Israel.” Again, this is not a provocative thing to say. It’s an opinion shared by many active Christians....
  • Cruz Headlines Conference Featuring Hezbollah Supporters (Cruz knowingly exposed the scum)

    09/13/2014 2:41:35 AM PDT · by Kaosinla · 17 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/10/14 | Alana Goodman
    Funding for the conference was provided by Clinton donor and Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury, according to organizers. The wealthy businessman pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2009. Chagoury is also reportedly backer of Lebanese politician Michel Aoun, Hezbollah’s top Christian ally in the country, according to U.S. diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks. Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Raď, who was scheduled to speak during the same keynote slot as Cruz on Wednesday evening, has called Israel an “enemy state that is occupying Lebanese territory” and defended Hezbollah’s right to attack the Jewish state... (Snip) “I decided we should be present and...
  • Missing The Forest For The Trees, In The Midst of A Fire

    09/13/2014 8:26:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    Washington, D.C. -- "The West must shift from reactive to proactive, from crisis management to crisis prevention." The target of this advice, given by Aram I Keshishian of the Armenian Apostolic Church, was Washington, D.C., but it also happens to be good counsel for the average citizen. Keshishian was speaking at the inaugural In Defense of Christians summit. Five patriarchs came to this country to demonstrate what an essential, conciliatory presence Christianity is in Iraq, Syria and the Middle East in general, where Islamic extremism is threatening the lives of Christians and the future of Christianity. While the summit was,...
  • why ted cruz was right to walk out on the 'in defense of christians' conference

    09/13/2014 12:16:29 AM PDT · by Kaosinla · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/12/2014 | Katie Gorka
    What I discovered the next day is that Cruz had known exactly what he was doing.  Indeed, he had read the article that had been published about the event just that day and which essentially repeated Frank Ghadry’s allegation that the conference organizers were close to Hezbollah.   Whether Cruz ever contemplated withdrawing from the event is not certain, but what is clear is that he was keenly aware of the alleged links between the organizers of the event and Hezbollah, and he was not going to let that go untested.  Many have criticized Cruz since the event, saying he should have...
  • Ted Cruz walk-off: cynical, or 'Sister Souljah moment'?

    09/13/2014 6:35:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor's DC Decoder ^ | September 12, 2014 | Peter Grier
    Ted Cruz was booed off the stage, after praising Israel at a meeting of Middle East Christians that included Palestinians. Was it a deliberate move to claim credit for standing up for Israel? Ted Cruz was booed this week at a meeting of Middle East Christians. Will that help or hurt him in the long run in US politics? First, the background: the Republican Texas senator (and presumptive 2016 presidential contender) was addressing the In Defense of Christians organization, which focuses on persecuted Christian and minority sects in the Middle East. Near the end of his speech he brought up...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Objects to Democrats Attempt to Repeal Free Speech Protections

    09/10/2014 4:48:50 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    SenTedCruz/YouTube ^ | September 9, 2014 | SenTedCruz
    Sen. Ted Cruz Objects to Democrats Attempt to Repeal Free Speech Protections
  • No Comment Yet on Why Obama Held Meeting on 9/11 With Terrorist-Supporting Cleric

    09/12/2014 10:14:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    ijreview ^ | September 13, 2014 | Victoria Taft
    President Obama held an Oval Office meeting with Middle Eastern-based Arab Christians on 9/11, one member of whom is a loud and proud supporter of the terrorist group Hezbollah. The day before, members of the same group, holding a conference under the name In Defense of Christians, booed and shouted down keynote speaker Senator Ted Cruz ”It’s surprising White House staffers allowed Maronite Patriarch Bashara Rai to meet with the President in the first place. As the Washington Free Beacon reports, the Lebanon-based Hezbollah supporting cleric isn’t shy about his views. “Everyone says why is Hezbollah carrying arms?” said Rai...
  • Ted Cruz and the most cynical, despicable political stunt of the year

    09/12/2014 10:16:02 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 321 replies
    Aggressively supporting Israel is a political winner for conservatives. But when it comes at the expense of persecuted Christians who fear for their lives... Since the second half of the 20th century, some of my fellow Christians have been the most persecuted religious group in the world. They still are. You probably are surprised to hear this. That's because most of these persecuted Christians don't live in the West. They are, as the awful phrase has it, too foreign for the right and too Christian for the left. In recent weeks and months, however, the West has heard about the...
  • Ted Cruz Takes Tough Stands For Religious Liberty

    09/12/2014 4:39:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Leadership: Say this for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: He routinely takes principled stands on tough issues, even if it puts him at odds with his own party. Case in point: His comments this week in support of nuns and Israel. With the White House filing a new brief signalling it intends to force Catholic Sisters to violate their religious beliefs, the Texas Republican strongly defended religious liberty. Despite its defeat in the Hobby Lobby case, the White House last Monday was back at it, filing a brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado explaining a rule...
  • Ted Cruz Was Right And The People Who Booed Him Were Wrong

    09/12/2014 8:25:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/12/2014 | David Harsanyi
    Some of the things I don’t claim to know about the Ted Cruz-IDC kerfuffle:1 – I don’t know what Cruz was thinking when he told attendees at The IDC Summit for Middle East Christians that “Christians have no greater ally than Israel.” Maybe he was baiting the crowd and looking for reason to walk off the stage. If so, he’s doing an excellent job being a politician.2 – I don’t know whether it was only a “vocal and angry minority of attendees,” as Cruz contends, who participated in this “shameful display of bigotry and hatred.” The IDC says “a...
  • Ted Cruz Confronts the Israel Haters

    09/12/2014 7:44:24 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 09/12/14 9:15am | Ken Kurson
    Senator Cruz was loudly booed but refused to buckle: "Those who hate Israel hate America.” John F. Kennedy once said, “Israel was not created in order to disappear. Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.”In today’s world of increasing anti-Semitism and moral relativism it is rare to find a leader with solid unshakable principles related to Israel that do not vacillate with the capricious tides of...
  • American Christians Are Booing Ted Cruz, Too

    09/12/2014 7:09:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/12/2014 | Matt. K. Lewis
    Ted Cruz’s commitment to the state of Israel is sincere and beyond reproach. So too, it seems, is his commitment to grandiosity and self-promotion.With that in mind, having read the Washington Free Beacon’s reporting about Hezbollah supporters being featured at the Middle East Christian conference he would address Wednesday night, the choice to take a public stand for Israel – a move which got him booed off stage! – probably seemed like a slam dunk.How could defending Israel possibly turn out badly? On top of everything else, it would show boldness and courage.That was my initial take, too — and...
  • Assyrian Christians Support Cruz After Walkout

    09/11/2014 8:12:52 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Assyrian Christians are standing with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) after he was booed for his support of Israel by some Middle East Christians gathered in Washington, D.C. Wednesday at an event hosted by an organization called "In Defense Of Christians." Yet not all of the Christians present disagreed with Cruz--and some have begun speaking out in favor of Cruz's view that defending Israel and defending Christians in the Middle East go hand-in-hand. Martin Youmaran, a Chicago-based activist in the Assyrian American National Federation (AANF), posted on Facebook Thursday: I am deeply saddened to hear about the disrespectful display that some...
  • Ted Cruz Stands Up to ‘Hatred and Bigotry’ at Conference of Middle Eastern Christians

    09/11/2014 7:21:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 09/11/2014 | Alana Goodman
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) said in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon that the “hatred and bigotry” he encountered when he was booed off the stage at a Middle Eastern Christian conference for defending Israel on Wednesday night was like nothing he has previously seen in his political career.“I’ve certainly encountered audiences that disagreed with a particular point of view. But this virulent display of hatred and bigotry was remarkable, and considerably different from anything I’ve previously encountered,” Cruz said, just a few hours after his pro-Israel speech to the In Defense of Christians conference was drowned out...
  • Statement of IDC President following disruption at IDC Gala Dinner

    09/11/2014 7:20:06 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 18 replies
    In Defense of Christians ^ | September 10, 2014 | Toufic Baaklini
    In Defense of Christians President Toufic Baaklini issued the following statement in response to a disruption at the Inaugural Summit Gala Dinner: “As Cardinal Rai so eloquently put it to the attendees of the In Defense of Christians’ inaugural Summit gala dinner: ‘At every wedding, there are a few problems.’ In this case, a few politically motivated opportunists chose to divide a room that for more than 48 hours sought unity in opposing the shared threat of genocide, faced not only by our Christian brothers and sisters, but our Jewish brothers and sisters and people of all other faiths and...
  • 'In Defense of Christians' Summit Features Supporters of Hezbollah (Where Cruz was heckled & booed)

    09/11/2014 5:49:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | September 11, 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Questions surround a Washington, D.C. conference whose stated purpose was to gather lawmakers, Eastern and Western churches, community leaders and a variety of Christian groups to confront the problem of genocide being perpetrated against Christians by ISIS. According to Alana Goodman, writing at the Washington Free Beacon, In Defense of Christians (IDC) was funded by a controversial Clinton donor that featured pro-Hezbollah and pro-Assad speakers. Clinton donor and Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury, who pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2009, reportedly provided funding for the IDC summit. Chagoury, says the Free Beacon, also has backed Lebanese politician...
  • Ted Cruz Is No Hero For Insulting A Room Of Persecuted Christians

    09/11/2014 12:26:24 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 189 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/11/2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    ...We learn of a Maronite Christian seeking a liaison with Hezbollah and it sounds horrifically bad until you realize the purpose is to work together to fight ISIS, for instance. Her descriptive language for the various Christian leaders...suggests a lack of intimacy with the topic.... ...When Cruz was supposed to give the keynote address and discuss the deadly serious topic of persecution of Christians, he instead insulted a largely immigrant and foreign crowd as a group that didn’t understand their own political situation and stomped out of the room after calling them a bunch of haters.... The fact is, as...
  • IRS Audits Another Obama "Enemy" — Breitbart News

    09/11/2014 10:51:57 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 11, 2024 | IBD EDITORIALS
    IRS: As the 2014 midterms approach, what has become a political arm of the Obama administration has targeted — as it targeted the Tea Party — a leading conservative truth-teller that has exposed so many of its lies. Even as the IRS races to cover up a prior abuse of power, it ruthlessly engages in another, using its power to tax in an attempt to destroy the vast truth-gathering enterprise launched by the late Andrew Breitbart, which the administration apparently ranks right alongside the Tea Party atop its enemies list. Last Friday, the IRS stretched credulity beyond the breaking point...
  • Ted Cruz walks out of Christian event after being booed

    09/11/2014 11:07:58 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 11, 2014, 11:38 AM | Rebecca Kaplan/
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, walked offstage at an event Wednesday evening after his remarks in support of Israel drew boos from some members of the audience.Cruz was speaking at a dinner for In Defense of Christians (IDC), a group that aims to raise awareness of persecuted minority communities in the Middle East, particularly Christians.According to The Daily Caller, it was Cruz's assertion that "Christians have no greater ally than Israel" which drew the first negative reaction from some in the crowd, who booed and yelled, "stop it!"As Cruz doubled down on his point - "those who hate Israel hate America,"...
  • Video: Ted Cruz booed for defending Israel at conference of Middle East Christians

    09/11/2014 9:08:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2014 | AllahPundit
    In case you haven’t seen it already at the Daily Caller, turns out Palestinian and Lebanese Christians aren’t as pro-Israel as their American counterparts.How often do you hear about a national pol being booed offstage anywhere and think, “Wow, that’s a big political win for him”? But it is. “Christians have no greater ally than Israel,” he said, at which point members of the crowd began to yell “stop it” and booed him.EWTN News Nightly’s Jason Calvi caught the moment on video.“Those who hate Israel hate America,” he continued, as the boos and calls for him to leave the...
  • Sens. Cruz, Lee pledge to block lame-duck bills

    09/11/2014 7:59:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 9/11/14 | Mario Trujillo
    Two GOP senators have vowed to stall any nonemergency legislation taken up in the lame-duck session later this year. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) warned Democrats that trying to muscle through any substantial legislation after the midterm elections would do lasting harm to the chamber. They said they would vote against any unanimous consent agreements on nonemergency legislation after Election Day. ADVERTISEMENT Cruz is also publically pushing his House colleagues to oppose a continuing resolution to fund the government until mid-December, which would require lawmakers to reconvene after the election. "Americans cannot trust politicians they can no...
  • Ted Cruz: Hatred, Bigotry, Opposition to Israel Led to Me Leaving Event [Booed by "Christians"]

    09/11/2014 2:20:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/10/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Reports surfaced Wednesday night that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was "booed off the stage" at an event hosted by a purportedly Christian organization. Cruz, the keynote speaker at the new "In Defense Of Christians" organization's dinner in Washington DC, had offered the crowd--a number of whom were Christians from the Middle East, including Palestinian Christians--public support for Israel. After doing so, some members of the crowd booed at Cruz, and they persisted until he left the stage, noting their hatred and saying he can't stand with them if they don't stand with Israel.
  • Cruz to House GOP: Punt Spending Debate Into 2015

    09/11/2014 1:53:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Roll Call ^ | September 10, 2014 | Niels Lesniewski with Matt Fuller
    Sen. Ted Cruz is launching an effort to push the House into a continuing resolution that funds the government into the next Congress. “It would be a serious mistake for House Republicans to pass a Continuing Resolution that would ensure that Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats would come back to Washington, after many of them will have likely lost their seats, for a no-holds barred lame duck session where they will be free to pass legislation that the American people will never be able to hold them responsible for,” the Texas Republican said in a statement provided to CQ...
  • Ted Cruz Gets Booed at "Middle East Christian Conference" - Video

    09/10/2014 8:26:53 PM PDT · by babylon_times · 112 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/10/14 | Tristyn Bloom
    “Those who hate Israel hate America,” he continued, as the boos and calls for him to leave the stage got louder. “Those who hate Jews hate Christians. If those in this room will not recognize that, then my heart weeps. If you hate the Jewish people you are not reflecting the teachings of Christ. And the very same people who persecute and murder Christians right now, who crucify Christians, who behead children, are the very same people who target Jews for their faith, for the same reason.” Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/10/ted-cruz-booed-off-stage-at-middle-east-christian-conference-video/#ixzz3CyNwHqHN
  • Ted Cruz and Michele Bachmann’s ISIS Denaturalization Bills

    09/10/2014 7:03:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/10/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    As I wrote last week, any serious strategy against ISIS has to prevent Jihadists with US citizenship from entering this country after getting training abroad. This is a lot harder than it should be since a series of Supreme Court decisions and State Department action have made what used to be a routine procedure into a process that is rarely used. “I therefore formally renounce my oath of office as well as any other implicit or explicit oaths I have made in the past … This includes my oath of U.S. citizenship,” Hasan declared.By his own admission, Nidal Hasan is...
  • Ted Cruz: We should use everything, including our bill to fund the govt, to stop Obama’s amnesty

    09/10/2014 3:18:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 9, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Worth posting not because Cruz actually intends to try to shut down the government before the midterms but because Democratic leaders and lefty media will gorge on the mere possibility. Now that amnesty’s dead until November, they need something to goose their base. Another shutdown scare will do nicely. The tea party hero, who aggressively pushed the anti-Obamacare strategy that spurred last year’s 16-day government shutdown, has seized on immigration executive moves from the Obama administration as the root cause of the border crisis this summer. Although Obama said this weekend that he would delay any executive actions on immigration...
  • Ted Cruz: Obama Has Been "Fundamentally Unserious" Dealing With ISIS

    09/09/2014 3:46:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 8, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Last night in an interview with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, Texas Senator Ted Cruz slammed President Obama's handling of ISIS and the beheadings of two American journalists as "unserious." He also slammed Obama for operating on a "photo-op" foreign policy agenda not tied to protecting "vital national security interests to the United States" and said ISIS has declared war on the U.S. "Unfortunately from the beginning of this we have seen President Obama being fundamentally unserious about this [ISIS]. He dismissed ISIS at the outset as the Junior Varsity, that turned out to be very wrong then last week...
  • Cruz: Stop deferred deportations with CR

    09/09/2014 12:44:31 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/09/14 02:04 PM EDT | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Tuesday that legislation to freeze President Obama’s executive order deferring the deportations of illegal immigrants who come to the country at a young age should be attached to a stopgap spending measure.Setting up a possible confrontation over the funding measure that would keep the federal government open beyond September, Cruz declined to rule out opposing the stopgap bill if it allows the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to continue.“I think we should use any and all means necessary to prevent the president from illegally granting amnesty. Certainly I think it would be appropriate to...
  • Ted Cruz’s Simple Plan for the Islamic State: ‘Destroy Terrorists,’ Secure the Border

    09/09/2014 7:23:55 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep. 8, 2014 4:12pm | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday said destroying the Islamic State and securing the border are the best steps the Obama administration could come up with to protect U.S. security interests.Cruz criticized President Barack Obama for offering a fumbling response over the last few weeks, saying alternatively that there is no plan, then saying the plan is to make the Islamic State a “manageable problem.”U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says Obama’s plan for dealing with the Islamic State should be simple, and based around destroying the terrorist group. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)“The objective here is not to make ISIS manageable,” Cruz...
  • Ted Cruz Introduces the Expatriate Terrorist Act Daniel Doherty | Sep 08, 2014

    09/09/2014 7:20:35 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Sep 08, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    In an effort to prevent traitorous Americans from joining ISIS, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced legislation on Monday that would revoke their U.S. citizenships if they do. Speaking on the Senate floor this afternoon, he explained why such legislation is finally necessary. “ISIS is a study in oppression and brutality that is conducting ethnic cleansing against religious minorities in the region, that is targeting and persecuting Christians, and that is attempting to subject the local population to the strictest forms of Sharia Law,” he said. “And ISIS has gruesomely murdered U.S. civilians and, indeed, journalists on the public stage." Washington...
  • 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...
  • Sure sounds like Ted Cruz is getting closer to running for president

    09/08/2014 1:36:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    A complement to Friday’s post on Jeb Bush. I don’t know how I convinced myself that Cruz probably wouldn’t run, but I did. I think it was a combination of his age, his short tenure in the Senate, and the political damage he suffered from the shutdown (which he’s still trying to undo). Those first two are weak arguments, though. A young nominee is arguably just what the doctor ordered for the GOP against the Clinton dinosaurs, and The One proved that being a Senate newbie is no bar to the presidency. Cruz will have spent as much time...
  • Pat Buchanan: Romney Is Going To Run In 2016 ("Only cure for presidential fever is embalming fluid")

    09/07/2014 2:50:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | September 6, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Pat Buchanan predicted Mitt Romney will run for president on this weekend's broadcast of The McLaughlin Group. "There is no doubt Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Mitt Romney are in the establishment category or bracket that are headed for the finals," Buchanan said. "I think Mitt would come out first but I really don't see Bush as really having the drive or inner drive. And I think, then you get Mitt Romney against someone like a Cruz, or someone like that, and I think that would be the finals. And I think that Mitt has got it in his heart...