I met ted cruz about 10 years ago. At least, I think it was Ted. I’m not sure. The young man I met then, and have known since, looks and sounds just like the newly minted junior senator from Texas who became a political rock star even before he was sworn in; the same lean build, boyish face, hint of a Lone Star twang. He was wicked smart and well spoken then, and those characteristics are even more in evidence now. Then and now, you’ll see that this isn’t just someone who went to Princeton
puerto ricans in congress along with mexican americans, will lead an all out assault on Cruz. It will be relentless. And dishonest. Dog on the car sort of criticism. But he is bright, tough, articulate, and not shy. It will be interesting to watch, as he becomes better known on the national scene.
There is something special about Ted Cruz. I saw him at a Tea Party meeting last year with Sarah Palin and both were terrific. If he continues the Democrats and the msm will Bork him, like they did to Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, etc. He will be demonized and destroyed if they can. I hope he is prepared. I voted for him and he is my Senator. I´m more impressed with him than Marco Rubio.
FTA - for emphasis I have used bold type and for ease of reading the quote I have divided into little paragraphs: Cruz...“Democratic policies are harmful because they hurt the little guy starting out and starting a business, and climbing the economic ladder,”....
“And the reason that this is so important is that, at the end of the day, our economy is not driven by giant corporations. It’s driven by mom and pop stores. It’s driven by entrepreneurs who open up a small business.[bolding is mine] When the government takes over the economy, it freezes everyone in place.
What has made the United States a beacon of hope to the world is that there is no other nation on Earth that presents the economic opportunity we have here, the ability for so many people to start with nothing and achieve anything.”
Our side must get this point across to the lo-fos; otherwise, our goose is cooked. Right now we are the frog in the pot of water that hasn´t quite boiled yet - by 2016 if the "lo-fo frogs" don´t get the message from us, it will be too late for all of us.
Count me in as another person who is very impressed with Sen. Cruz. He is so calm, bright and very reasoned. He was on Mark Levin´s show the other night and one of the comments made at the end of his appearance he said he was at a dinner the other night and was asked what was his biggest surprise from people in the Senate and Sen. Cruz responded that he did what he said he was going to do. That speaks volumes about how corrupt and broken our government is and that we get so excited when someone like him is elected. It should be the norm rather than the exception. If you didn´t get to hear it the link for the Cruz interview is below. It starts at approximatly 19:10.
Don´t judge all Puerto Ricans by those in the Democrat Party. They don´t speak for the rest of us. Most of us are true conservatives with family values. Most are like the former Gov. of P.R Luis Fortuno. The GOP doesn´t support us like they should.
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Lou E Brown, 2/2/2013 11:04:50 AM (No. 9154205)
I am not a fan or an opponent of Rubio, but he is suddenly on the list of GOP POTUS material. I believe, because the Halfrican Anti-American Obama is still illegally in the White House, why not just open the door to all comers, give up on America´s Founders and their reasons for inserting the Natural Born Citizen wording, and no longer insist on a NBC American President. Let Fidel run, let Chavez run, just don´t let Geraldo Rivera run.
It´s no contest between Cruz and Rubio. Cruz, hands down.
There is something weak about Rubio that I can´t put my finger on. And while Cruz seems like an American who is for our country, Rubio always comes across as a hypenated-American promoting Hispanic issues.
The article is so right about the tension between those of Cuban and Mexican heritage. The Cuban-Americans have little respect for the socialist attitudes of too many Mexicans. They feel they are whiners who expect American taxpayers to do what they should do for themselves. Senator Cruz WILL be bashed by the MSM. If the party allows it as they did Palin, instead of circling the wagons and standing up boldly for him? They will lose incredible support from Hispanic voters and their conservative base no matter what goofy amnesty they support.
Cruz has backbone and hopefully some of his backbone rubs off on the rest. Once one gets a ´leader´ to confront issues and not a pansy-waist others will become more bold. As to Rubio---his alignment with McCain and Graham pushing Their agenda on immigration as the spokesperson is not the best route to take. Same applies to Kelly Ayotte. Rubio also has some financial problems in his background in using Congressional credit cards while Speaker in the Florida house and rumors are swirling now that he wants to find a home in Washington (to be with his family more) because of financial problems with his home ownership. Of course, he said he has another property to maintain Fl. residency (another Wexler????) Rubio used TEA support to get him in the Senate, but since then, not so much. Much, much different from Ted Cruz.
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