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Cruz-Palin 2016: Seeking a Tea Party ticket (Article from 2013)
The Examiner ^ | October 16, 2013 | Dustin Koellhoffer

Posted on 03/07/2014 12:40:49 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

There are so many good conservatives in and running for office that could take America back from liberal socialists and moderate spend thrifts that it’s hard to know them all without excessive effort. Sens. Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Reps. Paul Ryan, and candidate Elizabeth Cheney are all known names, but somebody has something bad to say about everybody. Romney was equally conservative but allowed his name to be smeared by moderates led by Boehner in Congress who cost him the election by attacking conservatives.

Tea Party members need to stop being churlish when it comes to some of their candidates not being perfectly conservative in their eyes. Rubio helped write and voted for the immigrant bill and then spoke against it. Ryan endorsed moderates but remained staunchly conservative in pursuing a balanced budget. Even Palin supported McCain because he introduced her to the nation.

But there is enough of a battle to be fought against liberals who can vote in primaries in some states and choose the candidate they want to run against. They did this in at several senatorial elections where the Republicans candidate torpedoed their own campaigns...

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Texas; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2016; cruz; gop; palin; presidency; republicans; teaparty; tedcruz
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Milt was conservative?

From last Fall but I didn't see it posted.

1 posted on 03/07/2014 12:40:49 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, Romney “equally conservative”.

Romney left the party because of Reagan and became a democrat supporter and fund raiser, he was against the Contract with America, and this is what he thought of Jesse Helms.

“I’m not a partisan politician. My hope is that, after this election, it will be the moderates of both parties who will control the Senate, not the Jesse Helmses.”

And gun owners.

“These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.”

And gays in the military.

“One issue I want to clarify concerns President Clinton’s “don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue” military policy. I believe that the Clinton compromise was a step in the right direction. I am also convinced that it is the first of a number of steps that will ultimately lead to gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly in our nation’s military. That goal will only be reached when preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians is a mainstream concern, which is a goal we share.”


2 posted on 03/07/2014 12:51:27 AM PST by ansel12 (Whow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cruz 100% yes, Palin no. She already ran once and pretended to run a second time. Lets have some fresh blood, a million talented conservatives out there.

The biggest job a VP candidate has is to not outshine the first guy on the ticket. If Palin runs, the race will become about her and not about Cruz, and I want it to be about Cruz. Nothing wrong with her politics though, should run for Senate in a conservative state.

At any rate, this is purely academic since she clearly does not want to run again.


3 posted on 03/07/2014 12:57:32 AM PST by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reverse it and make it Palin, Cruz and I’ll be on board.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 1:09:56 AM PST by dalereed
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To: BurningOak

Governor Palin never ran for president.


5 posted on 03/07/2014 1:26:07 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I see Cruz at the top of the ticket for 2016 but I see Sarah as Defense Secretary. I would like to see Sarah at the top of the ticket for 2024. She will be 62 years old then.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 1:40:32 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Hostage

Sec of State


7 posted on 03/07/2014 1:43:46 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We have been told to eat our peas, again.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 1:51:08 AM PST by itsahoot (Voting for RINOs is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, that’s not true.

She ran knowing full well Juan McCain likely wouldn’t live out his first term.

She basically ran for

Good Girl and so hot.

Dig that folksy humor too.


9 posted on 03/07/2014 1:54:32 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Neither of the last two presidential candidates comes close to conservative.

Once again, the leftists define conservatives and it sticks.

10 posted on 03/07/2014 1:56:55 AM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cruz - Palin or visa versa is a liberals wet dream...

Love them both....but would lose in a landslide...


11 posted on 03/07/2014 2:08:19 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: BurningOak

Cruz 100% yes, Palin no.


Palin won’t be on any ticket if repubs are serious about winning.


12 posted on 03/07/2014 2:14:30 AM PST by boycott
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To: boycott
Palin won’t be on any ticket if repubs are serious about winning.

The Republican Party hasn't been serious about winning the last two presidential elections. Why would you think anything would change this time around.

13 posted on 03/07/2014 2:28:45 AM PST by McGruff (Don't worry. John Kerry is in charge.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Me too. I stopped reading at “Mitt was equally conservative”


14 posted on 03/07/2014 2:37:48 AM PST by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Popman

I was around from 1975-80 when they were saying the same thing about Governor Reagan. Remind me how that turned out...


15 posted on 03/07/2014 2:56:49 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was there as well....if it was 1980 again...a Cruz -Palin ticket woud win easily....

...but it’s 2014 and the world has changed...

The democrats are not the democrats of the 80’s...they were misguided but not vicious like the progressive democrat wing of the marxist party today...

The media back then...for the most part was unfair to the conservative veiwpoint, but did let us speak.

Today the left has a lock on the media and every thing a conserative says is distorted to fit their agenda...

Cruz - Palin would not have a chance...


16 posted on 03/07/2014 3:16:25 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was there as well....if it was 1980 again...a Cruz -Palin ticket woud win easily....

...but it’s 2014 and the world has changed...

The democrats are not the democrats of the 80’s...they were misguided but not vicious like the progressive democrat wing of that party....

The media back then...for the most part was unfair to the conservative veiwpoint, but did let us speak.

Today the left has a lock on the media and every thkng a conserative says is distorted to fit their agenda...


17 posted on 03/07/2014 3:21:03 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ansel12

Paul Ryan a concervative? Where has this author been? Colorado.


18 posted on 03/07/2014 3:35:19 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

No matter who the repubs or the tea party runs against the demodummies, they had better brush up on the “illegal” voting resistance LONG before the election takes place. We all KNOW that this will have a significant, if not critical impact on who gets elected.


19 posted on 03/07/2014 4:10:29 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like Palin, but we can do better.


20 posted on 03/07/2014 4:27:44 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: boycott

“Palin won’t be on any ticket if repubs are serious about winning.”

I couldn’t agree more. She is most effective as the free-wheeling pundit that she is now. She’s not viable as a national candidate.


21 posted on 03/07/2014 4:31:44 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

not viable? in what way? is it her stance on the issues? if that is the case, then say it.

or is this a personal attack on her? if so, what are these faults that make her ‘unelectable’


22 posted on 03/07/2014 5:23:04 AM PST by raygunfan
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To: ScottinVA

It really tells us where we are as a country when someone like Palin is not a viable candidate, and Mrs. Bill Clinton is at the top of the heap.


23 posted on 03/07/2014 5:34:38 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Vendome

Did John McCain pass away? I must have missed that. :)


24 posted on 03/07/2014 5:37:53 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: windsorknot
It really tells us where we are as a country when someone like Palin is not a viable candidate, and Mrs. Bill Clinton is at the top of the heap.

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You got that right.

25 posted on 03/07/2014 5:39:30 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dalereed

I agree. I don’t want a Senator as President. They are horrible....proof is current. A Governor whether it be Palin or Walker would be great. This way Cruz can learn how things are run at the Executive Level.


26 posted on 03/07/2014 5:45:58 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: windsorknot

Exactly.

For some reason, having nothing to do with her past job performance, this country loves itself some Hillary.


27 posted on 03/07/2014 6:03:34 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We are a long, long way from 1975. This country is far more divided and government-dependent than it was then.


28 posted on 03/07/2014 6:05:23 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Hostage
...but I see Sarah as Defense Secretary

Wuh?

29 posted on 03/07/2014 6:16:55 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: ScottinVA

there’s 60 to 80 milion more 3rd world immigrant scum in America than in 1975 , which was the democrats plan. that is why we are on the way to becoming a socialist/liberal hell hole: all these immigrant scum vote democrat


30 posted on 03/07/2014 6:45:50 AM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: raygunfan
or is this a personal attack on her? if so, what are these faults that make her ‘unelectable’

I said she's not viable.. I'd vote for her in a minute, but it's already been imprinted on Americans' brains by the corrupt "media" that she isn't qualified. In politics, perception = reality, like it or not. Palin might dispel some of that if she'd actually sit down for a probing interview, but she avoids them like the plague.

31 posted on 03/07/2014 7:04:53 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Romney was equally conservative...

I needed a good laugh as the weekend approaches.

32 posted on 03/07/2014 7:14:10 AM PST by gdani
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To: DoodleDawg

She is so supportive of the troops and of the defense of this country. I can see her shaping things up very well and advocating for an extraordinarily strong military.


33 posted on 03/07/2014 7:15:40 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: ScottinVA

who has asked to interview her in depth that she has ‘avoided’ like the plague?

please cite the sources for this


34 posted on 03/07/2014 7:37:54 AM PST by raygunfan
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To: raygunfan

Let me flip this back at you. When’s the last time you saw her do the Sunday Morning talk show circuit? Like it or not, you have face the media you don’t like head-on.

She has not yet done that since the interview with Katie Couric.


35 posted on 03/07/2014 7:45:07 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

Scot, I said the same in 2008. She should have sat on one of those Sunday morning panels if she wanted to prove she could hang with the big boys. I like her as the kingmaker/cheerleader.


36 posted on 03/07/2014 7:47:51 AM PST by Undecided 2012
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To: ScottinVA

you yourself have noted the media has continually and purposefully did everything to make her look bad to the masses, what exactly would she gain by speaking to those same folks, as a private citizen, mind you....

hell, even the republican party elite dont like her, what is there to gain?

do you really think they would not do a hatchet job on her again?

my point remains, her policies are sound, so it is obviously personal with the left, and apparently, quite a few here on FR.


37 posted on 03/07/2014 7:50:13 AM PST by raygunfan
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To: trisham

Seems like a walking a cadaver to me.

I really placed a lot of faith in Matt Damon.

He is one of the smawtest men I know and been just do correct on so many issues:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anxkrm9uEJk
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I think there is a really good chance that Sarah Palin could president. And I think that’s a really scary thing because I don’t know anything about her. I don’t think in eight weeks I’m going to know anything about her. I know that she was a mayor of a really, really small town. And she’s governor of Alaska for less than two years. I just don’t understand... I think the pick was made for political purposes but in terms of governance it’s a disaster.

You do the actuary tables and there’s a one out of three chance, if not more, that McCain doesn’t survive his first term and it will be President Palin. And it really...we were talking about it earlier...it’s like a really bad Disney movie. The hockey mom. “I’m just a hockey mom from Alaska.” And she’s the president. And it’s like she’s facing down Vladimir Putin and using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink. It’s absurd. It’s totally absurd. And I don’t understand why more people aren’t talking about how absurd it is. It’s a really terrifying possibility. The fact that we’ve gotten this far and we’re that close to this being a reality is crazy, crazy.

I need to know if she really thinks dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago, that’s an important...I want to know that. I really do. Because she’s going to have the nuclear codes. I want to know if she thinks dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago. Or if she banned books or tried to ban books. We can’t have that.

/S


38 posted on 03/07/2014 8:08:41 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome
It's amazing that democrats are scared of a woman like Sarah Palin but think this explosively growing government is a great thing.

government is uncountable at every level as the IRS scandal,the ridiculous government schools, EPA and global warming hoax show.

but democrats aren't scared of the ever expanding ,unaccountable, evil monstrosity called government. no they welcome the explosive growth of government because government is democrats/liberals’ god

Sarah Palin wants to limit government and that's why these democrats(marxist) cry babies fear her and us because we want to destroy their God which is government and their religion which is marxism/socialism

39 posted on 03/07/2014 8:41:04 AM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: raygunfan

Of course I said the “media” continually went after her, but that doesn’t negate the fact she still has to venture into the belly of beast once in a while. Occasional appearances on Hannity’s show won’t cut it.

Of course, she’s popular in conservative circles, but the electorate reaches way beyond that. She has to win over far more than the GOP base.


40 posted on 03/07/2014 8:41:33 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Undecided 2012
I like her as the kingmaker/cheerleader.

Thank you.. part of presenting oneself as a candidate for high office is being able to handle the hostile interview. I have yet to see that Palin's capable of it. But as a leading conservative pundit, she's great.

People can wish themselves into believing Palin would win the Presidency if she'd just make a run, but the dye is cast, she doesn't play beyond the GOP base.

41 posted on 03/07/2014 8:46:03 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

and who does then, since you seem to be all knowing in this regard?

what conservative, pro american plays to the ‘masses’?


42 posted on 03/07/2014 8:58:31 AM PST by raygunfan
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To: raygunfan

Excuse me? Who made the claim that I was all-knowing? I made an observation about Palin’s ability to be elected. That you have a problem with it is your issue.


43 posted on 03/07/2014 9:19:31 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

you said she is not viable....therefore you must know someone who is viable that can appeal to the masses.

if you can point out her not being viable, just because she doesnt do interviews you like with a hostile media, surely you have a person in mind who will be viable, has the media under control and will appeal to the leftist/progressives/rinos, that dont like palin...


44 posted on 03/07/2014 9:30:16 AM PST by raygunfan
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To: raygunfan

I’ve got 2 - Cruz and Scott Walker. Both easily handle a visceral media.


45 posted on 03/07/2014 9:42:33 AM PST by Undecided 2012
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To: Undecided 2012

and they appeal to the leftist and progressives how?


46 posted on 03/07/2014 9:48:56 AM PST by raygunfan
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To: raygunfan

If leftist appeal is what you want perhaps McCain again, Christie, Romney, Ryan is who you’d choose.
Why would I want someone to appeal to the other side. We have more than enough of those now.


47 posted on 03/07/2014 9:57:35 AM PST by Undecided 2012
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To: Undecided 2012

this was my point to the other poster, claiming that palin isnt viable and doesnt appeal to anyone outside the conservative base....the two you listed, have no appeal outside the base either.

so they are not viable either, according to him.


48 posted on 03/07/2014 10:02:40 AM PST by raygunfan
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To: raygunfan

As a CANDIDATE she’s not viable.

Scott Walker or Mike Pence would be far better.


49 posted on 03/07/2014 10:17:43 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

fine, show me the current support for either of those two candidates, outside the conservative base....


50 posted on 03/07/2014 10:19:27 AM PST by raygunfan
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