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Ted Cruz: The Distinguished
Wacko Bird from Texas

GQ, by Jason Zengerle

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Posted By:drive, 9/23/2013 1:13:40 PM

It´s hard for Ted Cruz to be humble. Part of the challenge stems from his résumé, which the Texas senator wears like a sandwich board. There´s the Princeton class ring that´s always on his right hand and the crimson gown that, as a graduate of Harvard Law School, he donned when called upon to give a commencement speech earlier this year. (Cruz´s fellow Harvard Law alums Barack Obama and Mitt Romney typically perform their graduation duties in whatever robes they´re given.) Even Cruz´s favorite footwear, a pair of black ostrich-skin cowboy boots, serves as an advertisement for his credentials and


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PChristopher, 9/23/2013 1:22:02 PM     (No. 9533235)

GQ? Really? It´s not where I usually go for insightful journalism.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dogbreath, 9/23/2013 1:25:18 PM     (No. 9533239)

Thanks for nothing, GQ Bozos.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 9/23/2013 1:26:21 PM     (No. 9533240)

GQ needs to stick to Bob Dylan exposes and men´s fashion.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 9/23/2013 1:28:31 PM     (No. 9533245)

It´s GQ, for Gawd´s sake.

Superficiality is their specialty.

It´s their stock in trade.

The whole metro-sexual gaggle of them couldn´t make a pimple on Ted´s hound dog´s hind quarter.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Burger, 9/23/2013 1:28:39 PM     (No. 9533246)

What a load.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: aasilver, 9/23/2013 1:29:24 PM     (No. 9533248)

What are your credentials Jason Zengerle?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MissMolly, 9/23/2013 1:30:27 PM     (No. 9533252)

I am confident none of the first three posters read the article before commenting. It´s five pages long and there was no time. I, however, have printed it out and will read it with lunch.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/23/2013 1:30:34 PM     (No. 9533253)

GQ...Govt. Quackery.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: billkoch, 9/23/2013 1:31:06 PM     (No. 9533254)

My mother always told me that if I could not say something good about someone, I should not say anything at all. Maybe Jason should listen to my mother, apparently his mother forgot to mention this to him.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 9/23/2013 1:31:31 PM     (No. 9533256)

GQ is to Political Commentary as the Mooch is to Haute Couture.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 9/23/2013 1:33:04 PM     (No. 9533259)

The GQ effete wouldn´t recognize a real man if he punched their lights out.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: belwhatter, 9/23/2013 1:39:20 PM     (No. 9533271)

Taking on the lawyer in Ted Cruz will never have a happy outcome -in this case it is GQ that becomes the so called Wacko

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Reply 13 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 9/23/2013 1:40:56 PM     (No. 9533276)

I happen to like our Wacko Bird from Texas. I think he´d make one hell of a great POTUS. He got my vote last fall and he´ll get my vote for POTUS. And GQ can stuff it UP their "fanny" and take it to the bank.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 9/23/2013 1:42:09 PM     (No. 9533277)

You would be corect #7. As well as all the others comenting to the negative about this article. Now I didn´t make it all the way to page 5, but what I did read was actually enjoyable. Kind of old school PJ O´Rourke-ish.

All you headline drive-by commenters, do yourself a favor and give it a read.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/23/2013 1:42:50 PM     (No. 9533279)

I was hoping for an article on men´s makeup.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 9/23/2013 1:47:08 PM     (No. 9533285)

The more the lib-tards fear a conservative, the more outlandish the attacks become.

Just look at everything thrown at Rush the last decade or so.

I´m sure that Ted Cruz is getting a lot of pleasure from knowing how much fear and panic he is causing among both the Demon-RATS and RINO´s!!!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 9/23/2013 1:47:19 PM     (No. 9533287)

Really, folks - consider the source: it´s from GQ (Generally Queens) magazine.
But it does make me smile, knowing how much the rabid Left hates Ted Cruz. Fear is never pretty.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rafter, 9/23/2013 1:47:51 PM     (No. 9533291)

#14, I´ve been reading and enjoying the many details in the entertaining article...

I´ve made it past half-way, and have to take a break at the moment, but I will finish it.

It´s a good read and someone might learn something by actually examining it.

What a novel concept.
What a country!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: JoniTx, 9/23/2013 1:50:04 PM     (No. 9533295)

.....This is on page 5:

~~Then again, maybe Cruz does know better. For a party in the midst of some serious soul-searching, Cruz offers a simple, reassuring solution: Forget the blather about demographic tidal waves and pleas for modernization; all Republicans need to do is return to their small-government, anti-tax fundamentals. "I don´t know a conservative who didn´t feel embarrassed voting in 2006 or 2008," Cruz told me—a remark that´s sure to endear him even more to McCain. "I think the Republican Party lost its way. We didn´t stand for the principles we´re supposed to believe in."~~

Interesting article.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 9/23/2013 1:53:56 PM     (No. 9533301)

Didn´t need to read the whole article, you just need to get to the middle of the first page FTA:"Little more than a month after Cruz was sworn in, Senator Barbara Boxer, a Democrat from California, likened him to Joe McCarthy for his conduct during Chuck Hagel´s confirmation for secretary of defense. Without presenting a shred of evidence, Cruz insinuated that Hagel, a fellow Republican, was on the take from America´s enemies. Because Hagel had declined to reveal the source of a $200,000 payment, Cruz suggested, how do we know it didn´t come from the North Korean government? Or Saudi Arabia´s? Even South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham, also a Republican, called Cruz´s line of inquiry "out of bounds."

That was enough for me. And if one needs more proof that GQ is not the place for political commentary, this article was #5 in popularity, two spots under an article about a porn star.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: reilly, 9/23/2013 2:16:59 PM     (No. 9533328)

FUGQ. Ted´s bothering them. Good.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: rubberneck, 9/23/2013 2:17:32 PM     (No. 9533329)

I read it and enjoyed it! And - I like Mr. Cruz even more after reading it! (Probably not the intended outcome.)

(They´re obviously VERY afraid of him!)

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Reply 23 - Posted by: artman1746, 9/23/2013 2:29:55 PM     (No. 9533343)

And he once had some toe jam he refused to clean out and some navel lint.

Any negative info you see written just check to see if it´s written by a liberal. Nuff said.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: nonsense, 9/23/2013 2:40:52 PM     (No. 9533359)

I took other L-dotters advice and read the entire article. I do believe that the yuth writer, Jason Z., has a certain admiration for Ted Cruz. Perhaps young Jason, most likely a Leftist, realizes that the "Legacy" the first edgy preezy is leaving us is a very poor deal, and is beginning to yearn for a future with a smaller givernment that may allow him to keep more of the money he earns. After all, the preezy´s freedom stealing agenda of Communism may make everyone equal, but it makes the "little people" less free and much less prosperous.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: flatwater, 9/23/2013 3:03:26 PM     (No. 9533380)

Leftists always tell us who they fear most.

GQ and the NYT hate Ted Cruz.

That´s why I voted for him.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: tnorling, 9/23/2013 3:07:43 PM     (No. 9533389)

Skimmed and will finish later. Didn´t see anything too objectionable really.

Nice thing about Cruz, the Left will be in disarray for a while trying to figure out how to attack because their usual "dumb" label´s not going to stick to this conservative.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: alynnmcw, 9/23/2013 3:20:07 PM     (No. 9533405)

Read the whole thing and thought it was a good read. Very informative. I think the writer grudgingly admires Sen. Cruz. Anyway I think Sen. Cruz will embrace this article like a badge of honor. He is Texas tough and he can handle it.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 9/23/2013 3:22:16 PM     (No. 9533407)

Disgruntled admiration...the writers fellow twit´s comments following the article are priceless...and laughable...

They seem to forget the last five years as they hold up their "Man" Obama´s government service!? Really....?

Barack Obama´s communist interest in government...and the outrageous amount of time he spends "playing" on the golf course....He is a joke, a very sick joke....Obama is Chauncey Gardener. Lean over, bend forward. He doesn´t know which way he wants to swing...

I see at GQ in the comments...the destructive thieving Dems are out in full force....must be where the elite, effete meet? Well well...Stick a sock in it, Obama Boys...They need to close their pursed traps and look around...not only at the destruction Obama and his fellow minions have wrought on America...But on the entire Globe... They must be so proud of their legacy..Obama´s legacy...The Holocaust of Christians in the Middle East..the.utter extinction at their leader, the Muslim Communist´s hands...evil lot that they are!

Yet, still they speak of their rarefied air at Princeton and Harvard...and that prissy "How Dare Cruz" claim the same, tone?! Yes. Stuff it, stuffed shirts!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: odinsacolyte, 9/23/2013 3:48:41 PM     (No. 9533452)

This is high praise from lunatics. I like him even more.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: lonestarlarry, 9/23/2013 4:11:18 PM     (No. 9533477)

And another thing, we Texans are going to keep sending him back.
A real Conservative,and wears a good pair of boots besides...ain´t he cool?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: JoniTx, 9/23/2013 4:31:18 PM     (No. 9533498)

He just laid it all out on the Senate Floor!

Way to go Senator Cruz. Interesting to see how this will all play out.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: youngtexan, 9/23/2013 4:43:23 PM     (No. 9533514)

GQ is a Girly-Man magazine.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: redgrains, 9/23/2013 4:49:14 PM     (No. 9533525)

When Ted Cruz has lost GQ, he has GAINED votes in Texas.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 9/23/2013 5:45:32 PM     (No. 9533590)

The real proof of a pudding is whether or not the diner can stand to eat it.

Mr Zengerle clearly understands that the small percentage of GQ readers who actually think is too small to worry about.

His attempt to damn Cruz with sarcastic faint praise misses the fact that his readers would not vote for a conservative if the candidate eliminated crime, solved the energy crisis and cured both cancer and aids - all in the week before the election.

Satire is funny when you realize that the writer is trying to be funny. When you realize the writer believes it he just looks foolish.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: starboard, 9/23/2013 8:38:53 PM     (No. 9533811)

At least Ted Cruz is not an albatross like the one we have in the Oval Office.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Susannah, 9/23/2013 8:54:10 PM     (No. 9533825)

The high information voter always reads an article before commenting on its contents.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: RoseOfTexas, 9/23/2013 9:32:51 PM     (No. 9533864)

I was interested to read this portion of the article, as it contradicts what we have been told by some on this forum:

FTA: Some Republicans are so spooked about drawing a conservative primary challenger in next year´s midterms—or, as it´s now called in Texas circles, "being Ted Cruzed"—that they´ve moved even farther to the right, paralyzing the Senate´s GOP leadership. Exhibit A: John Cornyn, Cruz´s fellow senator from Texas. "He has Cornyn just frozen on everything," one senior Senate Republican aide grumbled to me. "A member of our leadership just kind of takes his marching orders from this guy who´s been here for a day!"

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foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
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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.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal

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