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The Unconventional Ted Cruz
National Review Online, by Andrew Stiles

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Posted By:Hooverdog, 2/5/2013 7:39:23 AM

Ted Cruz (R., Texas) has been a United States senator for only 34 days, but already he is making his mark on national politics. His conspicuous presence and aggressive tone have thrilled his conservative cheerleaders, while inducing fits of rage in liberal detractors and Joe Scarborough. In the past week alone, Cruz has tangled with veteran Democratic spin-master Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) on Meet the Press, sent a tongue-in-cheek letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, introduced legislation to fully repeal Obamacare, and recorded “no” votes on major items, including Hurricane Sandy relief,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: smsnod, 2/5/2013 7:56:14 AM     (No. 9159218)

I voted for Ted. We could use 59 more just like him in the Senate.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 2/5/2013 8:02:07 AM     (No. 9159227)

How about 99 more...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Judith, 2/5/2013 8:06:53 AM     (No. 9159231)

I´ll bet rubio will consider this conservative a threat.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 2/5/2013 8:08:14 AM     (No. 9159232)

And Karl wanted to saddle us with Dewhurst.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Daisymay, 2/5/2013 8:14:11 AM     (No. 9159242)

I voted for Rubio and am one of his biggest fans, but...he better watch out because I think Ted Cruz is rapidly stealing Rubio´s Thunder. I love everything about Cruz! We need more like him. And, can you even imagine a Cruz/Rubio ticket in 2016? The Democrats would turn into puddles if that happened. How would they begin to hold on to their Hispanic votes? Also, I would love to see Cruz take over for Mitch McConnell. Mitch is so Wishy Washy and Cruz, on the other hand, would play hardball.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mws50, 2/5/2013 8:21:15 AM     (No. 9159261)

We need Senator Ted Cruz to work his magic in our Senate, then move into the Chief Justice position in our Supreme Court, when Roberts retires in 6-12 years.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 2/5/2013 8:35:55 AM     (No. 9159287)

channeling Joe McCarthy. I love it. He certainly does cause a painful twist in liberal panties...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 2/5/2013 8:38:02 AM     (No. 9159293)

#6 is right. Cruz shouldn´t be wasted on the presidency. The Supreme Court is where he belongs.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: judy, 2/5/2013 8:44:44 AM     (No. 9159306)

He´s exactly what the repub party needs...hope he doesn´t pick up the rino disease....

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Reply 10 - Posted by: noproblems, 2/5/2013 8:48:42 AM     (No. 9159318)

that idiot Rove and his establishment Pac would have campaigned against Cruz.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 2/5/2013 9:20:22 AM     (No. 9159377)

Ted Cruz not only gives the left heartburn, he is a slap in the face to Karl Rove who ran Dewhurst per the Bush family. One of the keys to the Cruz win was the wholehearted endorsement he got from Sarah Palin. I listened to her fine speech in support of Cruz and believe it helped put him over the top.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LadyVet, 2/5/2013 9:21:41 AM     (No. 9159379)

This is why I voted for him over Dewhurst. With Dewhurst, we would only have gotten the voting record, and one not quite as good as Cruz.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: wyowumin, 2/5/2013 10:01:57 AM     (No. 9159461)

Cruz is what Rubio claims to be. Rubio is a lightweight whose ignorance is being exposed on an almost daily basis now.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Kerryman, 2/5/2013 10:10:32 AM     (No. 9159483)

Our Tea Party was onboard early precisely for the sense of his combativeness versus Mr. Dewhurst´s perceived go along to get along style. When asked why we backed him, that was the reason we gave first. We were sending help to DeMint, Lee, Paul, etc.

This week I made a courtesy call to his office in DC and was advised by his people there that the keys to getting in the run-off and the win that resulted were four counties. They were Collins, Tarrant, our County, Montgomery and one more. Sarah was in for the run-off but Dewhurst was toast by then.

In our first meeting with Ted in Austin in 2011 the day we were meeting the Texas Legislature Tea Party Caucus, he told us that his path to victory was through a runoff. He was right. I expect Mr. Rove and his minions will attempt to change that procedure.

Semper Fi

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Reply 15 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/5/2013 10:18:13 AM     (No. 9159503)

Ted is doing exactly what he was sent to the Senate to do.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Ranger Applejack Dawson, 2/5/2013 10:25:14 AM     (No. 9159524)

We are Texas-proud of Ted.

THIS is what a real American looks like and sounds like.

Why is it that he gets all this attention with only a month in office? Because:

he´s a patriot
he´s honorable
he´s got guts
he knows right from wrong
he´s not your average avaricious politician
he´s what the Founders had in mind when they created the US Senate
he´s a STATESMAN

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Reply 17 - Posted by: lil dotty, 2/5/2013 10:41:22 AM     (No. 9159567)

Sen. Cruz not only has a brain...he has a Chin that he often follows (unlike Mitch) Andrew, nothing wrong with being a Conservative cheerleader. We kick just as high as the loons on the left. Lesss see, 2 first class senators in one cycle..How long to complete the entire process to replace them all.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 2/5/2013 11:38:38 AM     (No. 9159748)

Thanks to all you Texicans out there, I wasn´t home to vote for Ted, I´m in exile in Michigan, but ya´ll done good.

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