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Ted Cruz: If true believers be for us, who can be against us?
The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 31, 2013 | Wayne Slater

Posted on 10/31/2013 6:21:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In 2007, journalist Michael Kelly wrote a devastating profile of Ted Kennedy. By then, Kennedy was a political lion in winter, but the article in GQ reinforced the worst instincts of some Americans about Kennedy – the drinker, the carouser, a fraud. Kelly wrote:

“Up close, the face is a shock. The skin has gone from red roses to gin blossoms. The tracery of burst capillaries shines faintly through the scaly scarlet patches that cover the bloated, mottled cheeks … The Chiclet teeth are the color of old piano keys. The eyes have yellowed too, and they are so bloodshot, it looks as if he’s been weeping.”

A new piece in The New Yorker takes on Ted Cruz. It is less reporting than observation, and it is a devastating piece of observation. Writer David Denby’s story starts like this:

“When Ted Cruz lies, he appears to be praying. His lips narrow, almost disappearing into his face, and his eyebrows shift abruptly, rising like a drawbridge on his forehead into matching acute angles. He attains an appearance of supplication, an earnest desire that men and women need to listen, as God surely listens.”

Backers of Cruz – and he has assembled a strong base of support among social and tea party conservatives in the GOP who see him as a principled advocate – will likely view the piece as further evidence of Cruz’s strong warnings about enemies out to get him. Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier dismissed the piece as “over-the-top, unsubstantive criticisms that would be expected from a theater critic dabbling in politics.” The freshman senator from Texas has made a splash by taking on his own party–and in the process, has built a network of supporters who feel they have been betrayed, not just by liberals but by moderates in the GOP....

(Excerpt) Read more at trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Texas; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: cruz; obamacare; teaparty; tedcruz
They don't write articles like these about Chris Christie, Jeb Bush or Jon Huntsman. Ever wonder why?
1 posted on 10/31/2013 6:21:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ohhhhh, they eventually do, once they win the nomination. Then the long knives come out.


2 posted on 10/31/2013 6:28:08 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They wish they were half the man Mr. Cruz is..........


3 posted on 10/31/2013 6:29:14 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If God is for us, who can be against us?


4 posted on 10/31/2013 6:29:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I missed the part where Ted Cruz left a girlfriend to drown in a submerged car that Ted drove off a bridge.


5 posted on 10/31/2013 6:29:26 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So not having read the underlying New Yorker column, what evidence do they think they have that Ted Cruz is anything but a true believer?


6 posted on 10/31/2013 6:30:32 PM PDT by The Man
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Ted Cruz: If true believers be for us, who can be against us?

The Obamazombies...they be against us!

They hate us and they hate God and all the goodness he stands for.

This is no joke! We are under attack.

7 posted on 10/31/2013 6:34:36 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux; cripplecreek

Matt 10:22 (KJV)-” And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.”


8 posted on 10/31/2013 6:49:10 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: The Man

Probably his Harvard, Princeton and Supreme Court background.


9 posted on 10/31/2013 6:49:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They always tell you who they really fear.


10 posted on 10/31/2013 6:51:41 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Didn’t Michael Kelly die in 2003, during the Iraq War?


11 posted on 10/31/2013 8:05:13 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wayne Slater is a frequent guest on Tingles show.

‘nuff said.


12 posted on 10/31/2013 8:08:36 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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The more the Liberals slander him, the more I like him.

I'll support either ticket in 2016: Palin/Cruz or Cruz/Palin.

13 posted on 11/01/2013 5:17:45 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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