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Cruz: GOP can empower grassroots
by ditching consultants,
‘Soviet-style campaigns’

Washington Times, by Seth McLaughlin

Original Article

Posted By:ElSid, 5/31/2014 5:58:11 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz said Saturday that the GOP can bolster its appeal by sticking to its conservative principles and embracing a bottom-up campaign model that empowers grassroots voters. Speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference, Mr. Cruz said the party must ditch the Washington-centric campaign model and stop listening to the political consultants. “A lot of Republicans tend to have top-down Soviet-style campaigns,” Mr. Cruz said. “It is very odd for a party that believes in free market that they run campaigns through command and control.” “That is disempowering and it doesn’t inspire,” Mr. Cruz said. “What is far more effective

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When Ted speaks, like Sarah Palin, I listen. Is the rest of the GOP as well going into the midterms and beyond? BTW, if the shoe fits, Karl (Rove), just keep it in your mouth.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 5/31/2014 6:33:14 PM     (No. 9868693)

I could not agree more. Particularly interesting is his noting that all the establishments Republicans who criticized him for his filibuster on Obamacare are now deriving the benefits of his having done so.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 5/31/2014 6:52:24 PM     (No. 9868712)

Sen. Cruz is right about GOP consultants. But the party doubled down. They rehired the same losers who ran the 2012 campaign.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 5/31/2014 7:14:05 PM     (No. 9868730)

He´s right again, of course.

#1, no doubt those "deriving those benefits" are doing it with thankful acknowledgements and accolades for the young "wacko bird". /s

What´s with Seth McLaughlin calling Ted Cruz Senator Ted Cruz once at the beginning of the piece and Mr. Cruz for the next seven times? I was about to become as paranoid as Barbara Boxer! hee

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 5/31/2014 7:24:05 PM     (No. 9868743)

The establishments of both parties keep gathering in secret to put together large secret deals. The Tea Party started because people wanted to fire their representatives because they had refused to listen.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lefthanded_rightminded, 5/31/2014 9:20:57 PM     (No. 9868815)

Actually, #3, that is proper protocol when addressing or referring to an elected official. You should acknowledge the office in the first reference, and then address them as Mister, Missus, or Miss from there on out unless you wish to reemphasize their official status in a longer piece. This is true for everyone from local offices all the way up to the President.

Sorry for the boring civics/journalism lesson.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BruisedOrange, 5/31/2014 9:53:36 PM     (No. 9868833)

There´s a saying in the "evangelism community" that warns: "What you win them with, is what you win them to."

(But maybe the DC-GOP already knows that.)

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Veritas2009, 5/31/2014 10:20:01 PM     (No. 9868857)

Enlisted men(and women) in the armed service are very particular about this. The officers they like they address as Sir or Ms., the ones they do not like they address as Captain or Senator.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 5/31/2014 10:33:47 PM     (No. 9868876)

Not boring at all, #5. Very interesting to note that information and how it is used by journalists at various times. Thank you for taking the time to address my question.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 6/1/2014 12:01:07 AM     (No. 9868941)

I just watched the Sen. Cruz speech at the RLC in New Orleans:

http://youtu.be/dQcX-ajsqQ8

Extraordinary! Without notes, podium (or teleprompter) he filled 28 minutes with words and ideas every American has been longing to hear.

As President, he MIGHT be able to save this country, turn it around. If not him, I can think of no other.

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