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Cruz and Rubio: A tale of two Republicans
The Washington Times Cold, Hard Truth Blog ^ | June 18, 2013 | Judson Phillips

Posted on 06/18/2013 6:45:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Two Republicans came to Washington as United States Senators. Both were immediately haled as being the future of the Party. Both were young, charismatic and claimed they were devoted to the conservative cause. Both have been talked about as potential Presidential candidates.

The problem is, only one of them is a conservative.

One is Ted Cruz and the other is Marco Rubio.

Ted Cruz burst on to the scene last year in Texas, defeating a RINO Establishment candidate. He has quickly become a superstar. He has stood steadfastly against Amnesty. Yesterday, after the Supreme Court ruled that states could not ask about citizenship as a part of voter registration, Cruz vowed to introduce an amendment to the Amnesty bill that would allow states to do just that.

Cruz has come out demanding that there be a sixty-vote requirement in the Senate before the debt ceiling is raised. James Carville, the long time Democrat Campaign Consultant, called Cruz the most fearless Republican he has seen in the last thirty years.

Marco Rubio rode the Tea Party wave of 2010 into office. Like Ted Cruz, he faced a RINO Establishment candidate in the form of former Florida Governor Charlie Crist. Crist is a liberal who as governor supported President Obama’s stimulus bill. Rubio ran as a conservative, eventually forcing Crist to drop out of the Republican Primary and run as an independent. Crist lost badly and is now a Democrat.

Unfortunately, Marco Rubio might as well be....

(Excerpt) Read more at communities.washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Florida; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: charliecrist; cinos; cruz; florida; rinos; rubio; scotus; teaparty

1 posted on 06/18/2013 6:45:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I bet they were hailed too....


2 posted on 06/18/2013 6:48:13 PM PDT by O6ret
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The article pretty well nails the situation with the two Senators.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 6:53:20 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Glad Cruz is my senator. If he can’t be president, I hope he becomes Chief Justice- SCOTUS someday.


4 posted on 06/18/2013 6:53:48 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey NSA Goon watching FR... Suck this - > |=====>)
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To: O6ret

Yeah, in the era of speelcheck that’s a bit off-putting.


5 posted on 06/18/2013 6:54:30 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell)
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To: O6ret

Error.

It was a tale of one Republican and one sleazy RINO.


6 posted on 06/18/2013 6:56:33 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: catfish1957

Just today I was thinking about Cruz on the Supreme Court.


7 posted on 06/18/2013 7:09:34 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Will trade with Texas: Sen Rubio, plus Gov Rick Scott, AG Pam Bondi, and a “politician to be named later”...for Ted Cruz to come to Florida

Lets get this done before trade deadline


8 posted on 06/18/2013 7:15:21 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nails it.


9 posted on 06/18/2013 7:15:29 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cruz is the flame that will set the grassroots on fire for the midterms. He has rapidly becomw the most feared Republican the left has seen for decades who is actually in office and ain’t going nowhere no time soon. He out-Gingriches the old Gingrich and that is saying something.


10 posted on 06/18/2013 7:19:42 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cruz,Gowdy, Paul,Palin and West are the cornerstone of what has to save our country


11 posted on 06/18/2013 7:28:53 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rubio is trying to position himself as the GOP-e candidate for President.


12 posted on 06/18/2013 7:29:00 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

And he’s too dumb to know he’s merely a stalking-horse for Jeb Bush.


13 posted on 06/18/2013 7:32:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hit the nail right on the head. Rubio is begging for a primary challenger and he should get one for his RINO backstabbing.


14 posted on 06/18/2013 7:33:45 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Viennacon

Better as POTUS. He is as eligible as Obama ever was, and he can do much more good as POTUS for eight years, followed by a lifetime stint on SCOTUS.

We desperately need a HARD RIGHT POTUS! HARD RIGHT, fearless, Conservative!


15 posted on 06/18/2013 7:36:15 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: TBP

Chris Christy - “Hey! That’s my job!”
Jeb Bush - “No! I’m the only candidate who can win!”


16 posted on 06/18/2013 7:39:23 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Jim from C-Town

Amen to that.


17 posted on 06/18/2013 7:39:34 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Q: What's the difference between Marco Rubio and a Snickers bar.

A: A Snickers bar has nuts.

18 posted on 06/18/2013 7:45:31 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Jim from C-Town

We desperately need a HARD RIGHT POTUS! HARD RIGHT, fearless, Conservative!

I would be happy for one that honored and followed the Constitution.


19 posted on 06/18/2013 7:52:10 PM PDT by Necrovore (Lu"gen offenbahren Kontrolle)
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To: RightGeek

Lately I find i’m shutting off my TV just as fast when Rubio comes on as I do when Obama comes on. In my world Rubio is nothing more than a lying DIRT BAG!


20 posted on 06/18/2013 7:55:47 PM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: MestaMachine
Cruz is hovering over the target.

May his boldness prevail.

21 posted on 06/18/2013 8:36:44 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some on the right loved Rubio because he can somewhat claim being Latino. Truth is that Latinos wouldn’t vote for him.

Rubio is an intellectual lightweight compared to Cruz. I guess you could say that applies to mot everyone else too.


22 posted on 06/18/2013 8:37:15 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: boycott

Ted Cruz is just a Latino/Hispanic as Marco Rubio. They’re both Cubans.


23 posted on 06/18/2013 9:20:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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24 posted on 06/19/2013 12:12:52 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cruz kicks butts,
while Rubio might as well be Obamas press secretary.


25 posted on 06/19/2013 9:37:32 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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