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Media dogpile on Ted Cruz
Washington Examiner, by Charlie Spiering

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/16/2013 9:28:05 AM

Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz R-Texas is breaking china in the Senate – and the media is responding. Here are the latest media stories and columns reacting to Cruz’s Tea Party firebrand behavior – and fretting about his lack of comity in the Senate. New York Times: The G.O.P.’s Nasty Newcomer “When a Vesuvius like John McCain tells you that you belch too much smoke and spew too much fire, you know you’ve got a problem.” Washington Post: Ted Cruz, making quite an entrance “Ted Cruz is not going to win Senator Congeniality. Not that he cares.

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Those in the media and the Democrats are so predictable. They will always attack those who threaten them. Cruz wasn´t spared from his own party either, McPain defended Hagel against Cruz, which made no sense since he himself attacked Hagel. Nothing makes sense in Washington.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tc1969, 2/16/2013 9:44:19 AM     (No. 9179733)

Keep it up, Ted. Shake up that fossilized, "civil" organization of layabouts. You´re doing what you ought to be doing!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dreadnought, 2/16/2013 9:44:47 AM     (No. 9179743)

I believe the term is ´uppity´.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 2/16/2013 9:45:38 AM     (No. 9179759)

Whoopie! At last a shot of energy coming from the Republicans. Undoubtedly we will be hearing more from the heroic Mr. Cruz as well as from the threatened.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: saucy, 2/16/2013 9:47:01 AM     (No. 9179761)

Ted Cruz is the BEST thing to every happen in Congress.

Let him know:
http://www.cruz.senate.gov/contact.cfm

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Reply 5 - Posted by: WAN2, 2/16/2013 9:51:47 AM     (No. 9179776)

Comity ought to be stuck where the sun don´t shine. The freaking ship of fools is SINKING you numb nuts!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: smsnod, 2/16/2013 9:58:48 AM     (No. 9179793)

I don´t think I´ve ever been so proud to have voted for someone. Give ´em hell, Ted!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Nan, 2/16/2013 10:02:43 AM     (No. 9179810)

Go for i Ted Cruz, we are with you and are applauding you.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: smoolie, 2/16/2013 10:04:42 AM     (No. 9179819)

Oh the horror! A politician that actually does what he campaigned about doing. The entrenched political class must be shaking in their PAC bought shoes.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/16/2013 10:05:40 AM     (No. 9179821)

I guarantee Cruz is loving the attention and I also guarantee he will not play victim and whine.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bpl40, 2/16/2013 10:10:12 AM     (No. 9179830)

If you are getting flak, you are over the target!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: on fire, 2/16/2013 10:11:26 AM     (No. 9179831)

I just read the NYT article on Cruz and loved it. One of my New Years resolutions: Put my $ where a good politician´s mouth is. So, I just rewarded Ted. (and asked for bumper sticker and yard sign too!)

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tedinmich, 2/16/2013 10:13:02 AM     (No. 9179836)

We need 99 more senators like Cruz!!! Comity is bull shirt!!!


Ted in Michigan

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Reply 13 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/16/2013 10:14:42 AM     (No. 9179841)

I am hoping more will stand up for what is right by gaining some backbone from Cruz. Contrary to all the negative articles written about him this past week, he is asking the questions which are needed to be asked and not just grandstanding for the cameras like McCain and Graham. To h.e.l.l. with the status quo! Keep up the good work, Senator Ted Cruz! We, the people, are fortunate to have one of your character and morals representing Texas and the rest of the nation. God Speed!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: steveW, 2/16/2013 10:17:35 AM     (No. 9179846)

And now abideth Tom, Penelope and Ted, but the greatest of these is Ted.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mws50, 2/16/2013 10:20:05 AM     (No. 9179854)

#10, you, being a staunch Dewhurst supporter, thanks for an outstanding endorsement for our Senator! I appreciate it!

I agree with #13, and I hope Senator Cruz is opening the door to a more diversified Senate, instead of the good-old-boys club it has been.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 2/16/2013 10:28:48 AM     (No. 9179867)

OP hit the nail on the head. How can McPain criticize Cruz on his questioning methods of Hagel when he himself, along with his best friend, Ms Lindsey, kind of made hamburger out of Hagel? Cruz was gentle compared to those two.

Washington is now like Alice in America´s Wonderland where "up is down and down is up," "black is white", "small is big and big is small", etc.

The MSM better not get too full of itself blasting Cruz, he is far more skilled than they are at arguing: Cruz is the former Texas solicitor general and has argued before the Supreme Court nine times, more than any practicing lawyer in Texas or any current member of Congress.

BTW and unrelated, we just learned that Justice Scalia has taught Justice Kagan to hunt, and apparently she enjoys hunting and wants to bag an antelope.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/16/2013 10:31:03 AM     (No. 9179873)

The old Senators HATE it when they are reminded that they are not infallible.
Somebody needs to stick a pin in them to release the gas. Go Senator Cruz.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/16/2013 10:35:11 AM     (No. 9179888)

I have seen Cruz´s performances on tv and he is not brash. The establishment senators don´t like Cruz because he is WAY WAY smarter than them, and he tells the obvious truths.


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Reply 19 - Posted by: 100percenttexan, 2/16/2013 10:36:58 AM     (No. 9179896)

I am very proud of my new senator. He is doing exactly what he promised to do and what he was elected to do.

The more the democrat media and rinos complain the stronger his support in Texas becomes.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Scribelus, 2/16/2013 10:39:49 AM     (No. 9179901)

The mindless yapping of The Bolshevik´s lap-poochies in the Ministry of Truth is a healthy sign.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/16/2013 10:43:39 AM     (No. 9179913)

#5 thanks for the link. I just left is a brief, VERY encouraging note imploring him to keep up the good work and do NOT back down. No doubt this sorts of feedback is very helpful for his energy and enthusiasm.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 2/16/2013 10:45:29 AM     (No. 9179914)

Evidence piled as high as Mount Everest that the mainstream media in this country is our greatest enemy continues to grow. I don´t know how to put a stop to them but we better find a way soon.

They have given us a communist president. What could possibly be next? A communist dictator, perhaps?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/16/2013 10:48:55 AM     (No. 9179922)

@#17: How can Scalia tell the difference between Kagan and an antelope?

Just askin`

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Reply 24 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/16/2013 10:51:23 AM     (No. 9179926)

So many Senators have given up their zeal for representing the people and defending the Constitution. Because they didn´t have the strength of character to stand up to the biased media and the majority, they have adapted the go-along-to-get-along strategy. I just can´t wait until the Senate actually begins working on budgets and regulatory matters. Cruz is way out of the class of the hacks who are drafting laws and regulations.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: jglas, 2/16/2013 10:52:57 AM     (No. 9179933)

Ted meant what he said and said what he meant, a man of conviction 100 percent.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: judy, 2/16/2013 10:54:24 AM     (No. 9179937)

When the NY Times, McCain, WP & Politico attack you... you know you´ve made it. Go Cruz...show the senate there is real men in DC...

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Reply 27 - Posted by: noproblems, 2/16/2013 11:00:34 AM     (No. 9179951)

the Senate is full of arrogant fools who are full of themselves. say that three times fast.


also, i believe eddy rendell (fast eddy) was getting money from groups associated with iran.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Cherrybark, 2/16/2013 11:02:28 AM     (No. 9179955)

I didn´t vote for Ted because I thought McCain would approve of him. I´m delighted with the ruckus he´s already stirred up.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: dipi, 2/16/2013 11:04:40 AM     (No. 9179963)

Stand firm.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/16/2013 11:10:14 AM     (No. 9179972)

Sounds like the RINOs are joining the Obamunists in trying to install Cruz control in the Senate.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Britvah1, 2/16/2013 11:17:34 AM     (No. 9179982)

McCain likes to shoot his mouth off occasionally against Democrats, knowing he will cave to them later. He is aghast that Cruz still hasn´t learned to do the same.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: starboard, 2/16/2013 11:18:31 AM     (No. 9179983)

Isn´t this getting old? Come on.
What does it take to think of a clever game plan to use against the media. Where are all the generals? The stinking media is out to destroy any Republican who gets national attention. Maybe it´s time to play rough and mess with their heads and not be afraid to do so.

Okay here´s an idea. What if they create a swarm defense machine with at least six Ted Cruz like politicians attacking the media from various directions all at the same time. It may take a awhile but after throwing a few counter punches that hurt, a time or two, you´ll see them shrink and run away. Shake them up, confuse them. They are the enemy within. The GOP needs to learn how to be better prepared going forward. Turning the other cheek is not going to win votes or respect.

Right now Cruz is their the target du jour. However, I have no doubt he will let the media bully him without a good fight. Go Ted.




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Reply 33 - Posted by: Roberto 22, 2/16/2013 11:22:44 AM     (No. 9179997)

Memo to Senator Cruz:If McCain disagrees with you, you must be doing somethng right....

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Reply 34 - Posted by: MattMusson, 2/16/2013 11:23:58 AM     (No. 9180000)

When a new senator actually does his job it makes the old ones look bad!

Just got off the Cruz website where I posted a comment of support. Why don´t you drop by and do the same?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Opsimath, 2/16/2013 11:24:13 AM     (No. 9180001)

what a refreshing change the new Senator is from the former RINO lapdog, Kay Bailey Hutcheson.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: rayscain, 2/16/2013 11:25:42 AM     (No. 9180005)

How about the other "newbies" in Congress taking a page out of Ted Cruz´ book!!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: LadyVet, 2/16/2013 11:41:41 AM     (No. 9180045)

I´ve met Ted´s dad and it is apparent where Ted´s "fire" comes from. His dad is a wonderful force for good. Coming from Cuba, he is a real advocate for freedom.

I just hope that Ted, his dad, and other Hispanic men in Texas can gain a platform and influence other residents of Texas who may soon gain the right to vote. I´m trying to influence every young Hispanic person I know. The ones I know are hard working and have never taken welfare. They are natural Republicans, but may need help understanding that.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 2/16/2013 12:00:33 PM     (No. 9180082)

I hope we can rid Texas of Cornyn for someone like Cruz who will defend us against liberals and RINOs like Cornyn.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/16/2013 12:04:56 PM     (No. 9180092)

I too hope every grateful conservative will continue to keep Senator Cruz´ email box and mail bag FULL of supportive letters. #7 YES! Lots of green-eyed monster on our side of the aisle too. Cruz makes the RINOs look weak and ineffective. God bless our brightest star by far - Senator Cruz.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: master sergeant, 2/16/2013 12:30:05 PM     (No. 9180148)

McCain is a loser!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 2/16/2013 12:32:02 PM     (No. 9180150)

Ted must be doing something right to have attracted the attention of the left wing media machine. Go Ted! Kick some Washington DC butt!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/16/2013 12:32:11 PM     (No. 9180151)

#39, unless you have a vote in Texas, I respectfully suggest you leave my good Senator Cornyn alone. He has one of the most conservative records in the Senate and the country is fortunate to have him there.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 2/16/2013 12:47:47 PM     (No. 9180178)

I find it interesting that, if the Republican establishment had its way, Cruz would never had won the primary.

In the NYT hit piece, it mentions Cruz was born in Canada. I don´t believe much in the NYT, so can anyone else verify?

Anyway, we need to clone Cruz. Maybe he´ll set an example and other senators will follow. That is exactly why the media are dogpiling - because they´re afraid this might be contagious.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: pickle1, 2/16/2013 12:48:40 PM     (No. 9180185)

I hope he doesn´t go soft and sell us out as so many have.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 2/16/2013 1:01:31 PM     (No. 9180212)

I do live in Texas and I´m working hard to get rid of the RINO who supported Charlie Crist from FL and Murkowski from AK along with other progressive RINOs.

Cornyn is not a conservative and never has been. He voted to confirm Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, Sotamayor and Kagen.

I could give you lots more examples of how the turncoat is helping liberals destroy our nation.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: mws50, 2/16/2013 1:20:52 PM     (No. 9180255)

Or Senator Cruz motivates Senator Cornyn to get back to his Texas roots. Cornyn used to be a decent Senator.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 2/16/2013 1:51:00 PM     (No. 9180287)

Baloney. Cornyn is an excellent conservative senator and obviously, Texas agrees. Being head of the RSCC is a hugely difficult job and someone is always left unhappy. Right now as the #2 Republican in the Senate, even lefty site Politico calls him a "conservative hard-liner" and he´s fighting Hagel. I don´t know whom you prefer, but we should be careful in our pursuit of the perfect, because everyone´s perfect isn´t the same.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 2/16/2013 3:45:58 PM     (No. 9180463)

Cornyn is a real conservative alright, he supported Arlen Specter and along with the rest of the RINO establishment has declared war on the TEA Party.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: wsdiego, 2/16/2013 4:01:28 PM     (No. 9180482)

Ted, they will try and bribe you with comity and cooperation, help with elections, invitations to Washington parities but don´t fall for what most do! You will never be one of them! We don´t need any more of them! We need you sir! Our civil society is in peril! Thank you for being there!

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Bluebonnet, 2/16/2013 5:23:15 PM     (No. 9180613)

Hubby @ I just knew we had cast the right vote for Ted Cruz.

"Comity in the Senate"? With Harry Reid and those other dingbats that have held their seats for 20-40 years or so? Y´all gotta be kiddin´ me!

Pile on, media! You just expose his strengths!

btnboerne

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Reply 51 - Posted by: TXspyder, 2/17/2013 4:05:18 AM     (No. 9180982)

In my best "Get shorty" voice, look at me. Cornyn could learn a lot from Cruz. My opinion - my handle!

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foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too


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