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Neither Ted Cruz nor Rand Paul Will be in GOP Primaries
Barnhardt: Judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta. ^ | Jan., 30, 2014 | Ann Barnhardt

Posted on 01/30/2014 12:03:21 PM PST by SatinDoll

#TOLDYA #ItsAllFake

Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Tell Sean Hannity: We'll "Stay Out Of Any GOP Primary"

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: conservatives; gop; randpaul; tedcruz
This was tweeted a few hours ago.

So, is this about the upcoming 2014 Congressional races, or is this about the 2016 national elections?

Can anyone guess?

Or is this the result of a deal cut between Boehner and the conservatives?

1 posted on 01/30/2014 12:03:21 PM PST by SatinDoll
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To: SatinDoll

Can anyone guess?

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I don’t pay attention to tweets. Find me a legitimate news source.

Then we’ll see.


2 posted on 01/30/2014 12:04:57 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SatinDoll

If Boehner can cut a deal with purported conservatives, then the purported conservatives could not have been conservatives.


3 posted on 01/30/2014 12:04:57 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: SatinDoll

I’m praying for a third party run.


4 posted on 01/30/2014 12:05:39 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SatinDoll

The upcoming 2014 Congressional races.


5 posted on 01/30/2014 12:09:11 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: SatinDoll
Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Tell Sean Hannity: We'll "Stay Out Of Any GOP Primary"

Cruz made it clear that he would avoid getting involved in any Republican primaries about six weeks ago.

As I read it, the primary purpose is to avoid getting involved in Cornyn's primary. There's no "deal" with Boehner or McConnell.

6 posted on 01/30/2014 12:09:35 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: SatinDoll

http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2013/08/sen-ted-cruz-wont-endorse-sen-john-cornyn-for-reelection.html/?nclick_check=1


7 posted on 01/30/2014 12:15:48 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Irenic

If you want to be president, you really have to run and lose but lose in a good way and then the next time is when you are ready to run and win.

When you run the 1st time, you message is not focused, people don’t know you and therefore don’t trust you, you monetary supporters are few and far between.

the second time around, you have been vetted, you stay on message, you have made a lot of allies and now you can add even more to the ones you made the first time.

Now you are ready to win.

So Paul and Cruz staying out means they are out in 2014 congressional primaries. But if they have their eyes on 2020 or 2024, they must run in 2016 and finish well.


8 posted on 01/30/2014 12:17:43 PM PST by staytrue
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To: okie01

Note, that only applies to primaries with incumbent Republicans, NOT open primaries. Rand Paul has already endorsed Greg Brannon in North Carolina running against Kay Hagan


9 posted on 01/30/2014 12:19:14 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: staytrue

so what you’re saying is, that Romney should run again.


10 posted on 01/30/2014 12:21:04 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: SatinDoll

We’ll “Stay Out Of Any GOP Primary”
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Meaning they will run as Conservatives ???


11 posted on 01/30/2014 12:21:32 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: nikos1121

I saw them on Hannity, it was at the very end of the segment and they both had only seconds left so they didn’t elaborate.

They were asked about mid term elections, they said they were going to stay out of incumbent races. That leaves them the option of helping newcommers.

Makes sense, they don’t want more enemies who are likely to be re-elected.


12 posted on 01/30/2014 12:28:38 PM PST by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: staytrue

What you say may be true. But for Repubs only.

Carter was a nobody. He ran and won. Same with Billy Jeff. And for B. Hussein.

Al Gore - on the other hand - was expected to win. He didn’t. Neither did Hillary.


13 posted on 01/30/2014 12:29:01 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: rarestia

So is Hillary.


14 posted on 01/30/2014 12:30:52 PM PST by proudpapa (Scott Walker - 2016)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“legitimate news source”

Good luck with that one.


15 posted on 01/30/2014 12:33:58 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: SatinDoll
Who cares if they run or not?

REGARDLESS of who is in the White House, FedGov grows bigger, stronger, and takes more of our freedom away. Regardless of the occupant, FedGov spends more, spies on its citizens more, blows up more people, and infringes more fundamental rights for more citizens.

Voting is IRRELEVANT at the Federal level now.

16 posted on 01/30/2014 12:34:18 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: Irenic

Cornyn isn’t running. He is battling yet another cancer.
This article link is from August of last year.


17 posted on 01/30/2014 12:50:43 PM PST by stilloftyhenight (Unite in the primary to unseat RINOs...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: SatinDoll

maybe they are talking about OTHER GOP candidate’s primaries in 2014? as Senators and incumbants NOT taking sides??

If so I agree, sort of.

It should be all about what the GOP in the district or state want, not what the already elected GOP incumbants outside the district want them to want.

Yet, I am a little bit of a hypocrite on this ‘cause I always supported Jim Demint’s Senate Conservatives PAC, even though he was an incumbant himself at the time. At least he was doing so as a truly independent GOP voice and not as a voice of the party establishment, which Jim correctly saw as always out there working against the GOP conservative base. Like Jim I guess in supporting him I was caught between two conflicting principals - one wanting the party officials to not take sides in the primaries, because it only stirs up internal divisions, not sooth them, and the other supporting an incumbant and his PAC out of appreciation that the RNC and the official GOP Senate campaign body WERE NOT keeping out of taking sides in the primaries, to the detriment of Conservative candidates.


18 posted on 01/30/2014 12:57:27 PM PST by Wuli
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To: SatinDoll

They were discussing whether to support Tea Party candidates over incumbents, not whether they would run for president.


19 posted on 01/30/2014 12:59:52 PM PST by firebrand
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To: stilloftyhenight

It refers to the Hannity show of Tuesday or Wednesday, after the SOTU.


20 posted on 01/30/2014 1:02:44 PM PST by firebrand
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To: stilloftyhenight

Yes, Cornyn is, he’s my senator and hopefully not for much longer. It is Coburn of Oklahoma that has cancer and isn’t running. Prayers for him and his family.

I picked this article because there are quotes from Cruz and it also shows that this isn’t something new or a recent deal Cruz made with somebody.


21 posted on 01/30/2014 1:05:41 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: rarestia
I'm starting to think that a third party would be the leading party with the American People's dissatisfaction in the GOP and the Dems.
22 posted on 01/30/2014 1:14:38 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: stilloftyhenight
Cornyn isn’t running. He is battling yet another cancer. This article link is from August of last year.

Coburn, from OK has cancer and isn't running, Cornyn, from TX, has hoof and mouth disease, and is running.

I say boy, ya'll gots your pesky senators mixed up.


23 posted on 01/30/2014 1:15:18 PM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: okie01

Paul has already hopped aboard the McC bandwagon.


24 posted on 01/30/2014 1:19:58 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: SatinDoll

say it ain’t so rand. you’re going to back mcconnell by omission?

and cruz, we need to get rid of cornyn almost as bad as mcconnell. what gives?

i hope this is wrong.


25 posted on 01/30/2014 1:35:42 PM PST by dadfly
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To: backwoods-engineer
Who cares if they run or not?

REGARDLESS of who is in the White House, FedGov grows bigger, stronger, and takes more of our freedom away. Regardless of the occupant, FedGov spends more, spies on its citizens more, blows up more people, and infringes more fundamental rights for more citizens.

So, if I'm hearing you correctly, right now it's 1775 and counting.

26 posted on 01/30/2014 1:55:46 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: backwoods-engineer

“Voting is IRRELEVENT at the Federal level now.”

No, I disagree with your opinion. Who we elect is very, VERY relevant at this point in time.

Many of the Federal Government departments are basically unconstitutional. We have been pouring tax revenue into departments that should not exist at the Federal level. The result has been bloated bureaucracies, primarily made-up of Democrats pulling down above-average incomes and costing the taxpayer money better spent by their own state governments. That is where the need is greatest.

If we want to survive as a nation we must change the way Congress operates and downsize the Federal Government. That can be achieved by voting certain people out of office and voting in conservatives who understand what must be done.

The starting point should be what the U.S. Constitution states clearly: those areas of power granted to the Federal Government. Everything else are powers which the several States can claim. No state has rights - only Citizens have inalienable rights.

Right now lawlessness is spreading across the nation and our Republicans are not addressing it. They should be shouting about it and aiming the message directly at those communities - Latinos and Blacks - most affected by criminal activity. High level and government criminals must be pursued, something that the House of Reps is NOT doing. I believe Speaker Boehner is blocking actions to pursue government criminality. He must be removed, preferably from Congress all together.


27 posted on 01/30/2014 2:20:02 PM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: SatinDoll

BarnOwl is a kook. Forget her.


28 posted on 01/30/2014 3:44:50 PM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think they are talking about endorsing people who are running in this year’s primaries.


29 posted on 01/30/2014 4:36:05 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SatinDoll

Barnhardt lost a lot of her credibility when she sided with the Gays, Globalists, and Soros on the Ukraine issue....even claimed Russia was “the anti-Christ” while they are having a Orthodox Christian revival there.

Obama and the IRS must have got to her....


30 posted on 01/30/2014 4:47:37 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: SatinDoll

Its too late Paul endorsed McConnell already. But Bevin is going to crush Ditch anyway.


31 posted on 01/30/2014 4:48:44 PM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: SatinDoll

Cruz & Paul are keeping their powder dry staying out of the primaries. They can’t survive as viable POTUS candidates being under a sustained Dem/RINO/MSM cross fire on a consistent basis.

Conservatives have to pick our battles and right now it is immigration. Cruz unloaded on Boehner today. He is still all in, don’t worry.


32 posted on 01/30/2014 5:00:04 PM PST by lodi90
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To: SeminoleCounty

I have friends who are immigrants from Ukraine and they tell me the situation is not a simple one with easy answers - they say they are choosing between evils.

Putin may not be the anti-Christ but he is a psychopath and has ordered the murders of many people. You are full of BS.

Don’t ever contact me again.


33 posted on 01/30/2014 5:16:10 PM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: dadfly
cruz, we need to get rid of cornyn almost as bad as mcconnell. what gives?

Ted Cruz fired a shot across John Cornyn's bow about six weeks back, when he said that he wouldn't be getting involved in any incumbent races. It's an offhand way of saying that he's NOT giving Cornyn (his fellow Senator from Texas) his endorsement.

Ted is much beloved by the Republican/Tea Party right in this state, and they will no doubt read that as a thumbs down on Cornyn's re-election. Cornyn has responded by spending mega bucks on a slew of sappy commercials which attempt to frame him as "a true conservative for Texas".

He's not fooling anyone except the low infos, and most of them are Dems.

34 posted on 01/30/2014 7:41:47 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Theophilus
Paul endorsed McConnell already.

I've been saying it for a while now. Rand Paul is 'going native'. Faster than I expected, too.

35 posted on 01/30/2014 7:43:51 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Theodore R.
Paul has already hopped aboard the McC bandwagon.

Cruz, as promised, is maintaining his distance from Cornyn.

36 posted on 01/30/2014 10:16:12 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: proudpapa

There are so many disillusioned people on BOTH sides of the aisle, I believe a third party might just be what we need.


37 posted on 01/31/2014 4:21:54 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SatinDoll
Who we elect is very, VERY relevant at this point in time.

Yeah, too bad you don't have any real choice about who is elected. Did you want Romney? McCain? These are the kind of people you're going to get from now on. At this point, Federal power base is completely unchallenged by voting.

There are other ways to challenge the Federal tyrants. Most of them involve state-level action.

38 posted on 01/31/2014 8:53:21 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: backwoods-engineer

State-level action is a great place to effect change. That is what I suggested, if you carefully reread what I wrote.

Who we send to Congress matters, and he/she should be a part of the changes forming within a state.

I definitely did not want Romney. He was a self-avowed Progressive and I repeated that over and over on FR before the election. The only reason I voted for McCain was Palin.

The problem, as I see it, is those people who perceive themselves as “world citizens” and a global elite run businesses. They have an unusually strong influence on agriculture, industry, and construction sectors. Most of them seem to be in charge of large corporations and are remote from the average American. They use us for their own ends - international security for their corporations - and don’t give a damn about our God-given rights.


39 posted on 01/31/2014 12:47:31 PM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: Irenic

Didn’t Rand already endorse Midge? Thought I’d read that here/somewhere.


40 posted on 01/31/2014 12:50:15 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: okie01

Cruz, as promised, is maintaining his distance from Cornyn.

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Yes. Thank goodness!!


41 posted on 01/31/2014 12:51:09 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

I thought that, too.
Rand Paul endorsing Mitch McConnell
http://www.redstate.com/plumely/2013/12/12/rand-paul-endorsing-mitch-mcconnell/


42 posted on 01/31/2014 2:16:48 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Jane Long

Has Cruz endorsed McC? I don’t think he has, but Paul surely has. People in KY couldn’t live without McC, or can they?


43 posted on 01/31/2014 3:51:58 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Responsibility2nd; staytrue
What you say may be true. But for Repubs only.

Given StayTrue's posting history, this is more like his wishful thinking.

I'm sure if we looked into the history of GOP Presidents, you would find more than one that was elected the first time they ran.

Starting with Abraham Lincoln.
44 posted on 02/02/2014 9:39:48 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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