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The Ted Cruz Majority
American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord

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Posted By:mikkins2, 2/21/2014 8:32:42 AM

So. ABC’s Jonathan Karl jokes that Senator Ted Cruz is so hated inside the Senate GOP Caucus that he needs “a food taster” to attend Republican lunches. But? But the Hill has this story: Cruz to get hero´s welcome in Iowa, NH Conservatives in Iowa and New Hampshire are preparing a hero’s welcome for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after he showed up Senate Republican leaders during a crucial vote on the debt limit. Cruz infuriated his Senate Republican colleagues this week when he filibustered a clean bill to raise the debt limit. His objection forced Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and 11

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Reply 1 - Posted by: mws50, 2/21/2014 8:41:09 AM     (No. 9740921)

The entrenched establishment republicans do not give a rat´s rear end about We, The People.

Senator Cruz forced those squishes to expose that fact. It would send a significant message if McConnell and Cornyn were primaried.

I´m doing my part to send that message!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MirJoy, 2/21/2014 8:55:31 AM     (No. 9740951)

This is a great, positive article about Senator Cruz, but I just can´t let the "our friends at WSJ" stand, because we all know those "friends" want amnesty for - it´s now way pass 11 million - illegal aliens. This is friendship.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MirJoy, 2/21/2014 8:56:48 AM     (No. 9740953)

I forgot the question mark at the end.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 2/21/2014 9:41:47 AM     (No. 9741038)

Well said, Jeff.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Axeman, 2/21/2014 10:01:40 AM     (No. 9741068)

Count me in.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MEMcL, 2/21/2014 10:50:58 AM     (No. 9741130)

On any controversial legislative vote, it is always a squeaker at the end. "Who is going to cross the aisle.."

It is ALWAYS a total sham. The vote is determined ahead of time and certain Senators or Representatives are "allowed" by the party bosses to vote the other way, to gain favor in their particular state. "I need it because I am up for election...I need it because of the industries in my State...I need it because I have a strong opponent, etc."

Ted Cruz has principles that go to the core of honesty and integrity, and I totally respect his character.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Madinmaryland, 2/21/2014 11:13:16 AM     (No. 9741165)

Cruz sounds and acts like a good guy. He is for ´´we the people", not we the government.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: drcopela, 2/21/2014 12:20:46 PM     (No. 9741276)

This was one of the most enjoyable reads ever on Lucianne.

My wife and I were so happy to vote for Dwayne Stovall (Texansforstovall) to sent a US Senator to Washington that will fight for us and not against us like Cornyn.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jebediah, 2/21/2014 12:57:35 PM     (No. 9741341)

What is overlooked here is that Reagan was in OFFICE, and there was no impending election coming up (and especially an election that meant so much for the survival of the country). BIG DIFFERENCE! No a parallel at all. We already saw what happened when we stood on principle above common sense and stayed home rather than voting for Romney, a man we felt was less than perfect. We re-elected a man (and the stay at home votes would have made the difference!) who is destroying our constitution, brick by brick. Way to gooooooo!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mikkins2, 2/21/2014 4:44:00 PM     (No. 9741600)

No, you are not getting away with pushing Romney and the Republican Establishment´s loss on anyone but yourselves. It was ROMNEY´S job to attract voters. Not the job of voters to just show up and vote because they were told to. The Republican Establishment and Romney´s team of pinheads made it impossible for anyone, let alone conservatives, to trust them in doing anything but stab them in the back after the election was won.

You have a twisted sense of who works for who here. NO ONE owes any party their vote. Period. End of story.

The amazing lack of taking responsibility paired with the abject refusal to fix what is wrong by the Republican Establishment only proves that they and their lackeys are ignorant vindictive cowards who will never win again. Had Romney won there still would have been Obamacare (only with Romney´s name on it), the debt limit would still have been raised, and immigration "reform" would have probably been passed already. Your not fooling anyone but yourselves.





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