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Washington Builds a Bugaboo: How does Senator Ted Cruz tick off liberals? Let us count the ways.
The Weekly Standard ^ | The September 23, 2013 Issue | Andrew Ferguson

Posted on 09/13/2013 6:54:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Several times a day, especially if he’s out travelin’ and talkin’ to folks, as he always is when the U.S. Senate isn’t in session, Ted Cruz will stand before an audience and reflect, seemingly for the first time, about the generational shift taking place in the Republican party.

“I call them the Children of Reagan,” he says. He means the rising group of Republican officeholders who came to political consciousness during President Reagan’s two terms. He rattles off their names: “young leaders” like Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Nikki Haley, Mike Lee, Scott Walker .  .  . and then sometimes he’ll pause, letting you wonder if he’s leaving out any of the Children’s names. Sometimes a helpful fan in the audience will volunteer it, to general appreciation from the crowd.

Among that tiny fraction of Americans who are paying attention to such things, Cruz seems to be the only person who is forgetting Ted Cruz’s name.

“Americans who worry about democracy need to keep on this guy,” warned a reporter for the New Republic back in February. And no wonder! Skim the tweets or scan the blogs or, if you’re older than one of Reagan’s Children, read the actual newspapers, and you’ll soon discover that Ted Cruz is far more than the freshman senator from Texas, only eight months in office. He is also the “scary” “McCarthyite” “Taliban” “bully” and “bomb-thrower” known for his “extremism” and his “arrogant” and “nihilistic” “disregard of facts.”

When you follow him around, however—for he is in constant motion, from Iowa to New Hampshire to every corner of Texas—this nasty fellow you’ve been reading about, the caricature Cruz, never appears. If “Ted Cruz” didn’t exist, professional Democrats and the mainstreamers in the Washington press corps would have to invent him....

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TOPICS: Texas; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: cruz; gop; republicans; tedcruz

1 posted on 09/13/2013 6:54:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Living in their heads, rent free.

/johnny

2 posted on 09/13/2013 6:56:25 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cruz for president.


3 posted on 09/13/2013 7:06:59 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: JRandomFreeper

His “we need 100 Jesse Helms” caused their libtard brains to explode in fury and disbelief.


4 posted on 09/13/2013 7:08:58 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who has the Cruz ping list? This excellent article definitely needs a ping.


5 posted on 09/13/2013 7:12:54 PM PDT by upchuck (The nobama regime: a string of omnishambles that stretches, seemingly, to infinity.)
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To: Travis McGee

We need 435 Mark Levins in the House, another 100 in the Senate and yet another in the White House. Fat chance after decades of liberal media and public education. Our late American culture has long since died.


6 posted on 09/13/2013 7:15:20 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: manc

My wife and I already have our Cruz 2016 bumper stickers on our vehicles. Bob


7 posted on 09/13/2013 9:13:05 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("I don't want to think. Just leave me here to drink, wrapped up in the warmth of New York City." Al)
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To: upchuck; SoConPubbie
Who has the Cruz ping list? This excellent article definitely needs a ping.

SoConPubbie.

8 posted on 09/13/2013 9:28:21 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier; TheOldLady; AllAmericanGirl44; ken5050; stephenjohnbanker; LUV W; Patty; itssme; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!


9 posted on 09/13/2013 9:29:31 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: upchuck

This is the most interesting article I’ve read about Cruz so far. Cruz strikes me as very Reaganesque. A big ideas guy, and a smart one. A natural performer (in a good way) with a genius for getting his point across. An obsessively hard worker. I get the impression that he might have some of the paradoxical remoteness that I’ve read Reagan had.


10 posted on 09/13/2013 9:42:16 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bump-bump-bumparoonie.


11 posted on 09/13/2013 9:48:03 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love the way he drives them crazy. That’s one of the things s we love about Sarah, for example. (Rand Paul is another.) The ability to make liberals foam at the mouth is a great thing.


12 posted on 09/13/2013 10:47:04 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ted Cruz scares the scumbag Democrats because he is fearless. The rats and their “mainstream” newsrooms hate Cruz because he as absolutely no fear of them. It is 2013 now, talk radio and the internet rule, and the scumbags can no longer get away with their shameless lying.


13 posted on 09/13/2013 10:52:11 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Yardstick
This is the most interesting article I’ve read about Cruz so far.

I'll second that.

Small government has been in Cruz's philosophical blood from high school on. That's important and sets him apart. Ted also seems to have been sidelined by Bush's 2000 campaign for his outspokenness, resulting in two years in the wilderness. So he has backbone and doesn't take the politician's easy way out: a good sign. He shook the money tree as a Houston lawyer after years as FTC counsel and Texas solicitor-general. This sounds like revolving door. I would like to learn more about this.

I so much want to believe in Ted. There are few, if any conservative alternatives on the federal level.

14 posted on 09/13/2013 11:40:14 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: Kennard

From one Reagan baby, THANK YOU, SARAH!!! We certainly needed a Cruz Able to find any more?

Thanks, Sen Ted. Drive em crazy


15 posted on 09/14/2013 3:23:01 AM PDT by V K Lee
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To: SoConPubbie

Thanks for the ping.

The article at the link is very interesting but very long with a lot of Cruz history.

And here’s a bump!


16 posted on 09/14/2013 10:15:28 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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