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George Will: In Ted Cruz, a candidate as good as it gets
The Washington Post ^ | June 15, 2011 | George Will

Posted on 06/16/2011 9:09:24 AM PDT by EveningStar

For a conservative Texan seeking national office, it could hardly get better than this: In a recent 48-hour span, Ted Cruz, a candidate for next year’s Republican Senate nomination for the seat being vacated by Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison, was endorsed by the Club for Growth PAC, FreedomWorks PAC, talk-radio host Mark Levin and Erick Erickson of RedState.com. And Cruz’s most conservative potential rival for the nomination decided to seek a House seat instead.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: georgewill; senate; tedcruz; texas

1 posted on 06/16/2011 9:09:28 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
Ted Cruz spoke at my son's high school graduation this year.

He was quite impressive.

2 posted on 06/16/2011 9:11:21 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: MeekOneGOP; Eaker

ping


3 posted on 06/16/2011 9:11:42 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I value George Will’s opinion about as much as E.J. Dionne’s.


4 posted on 06/16/2011 9:12:21 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: bwc2221
I value George Will’s opinion about as much as E.J. Dionne’s.

I really like most of what Will says and I'm a staunch conservative. What am I missing?

5 posted on 06/16/2011 9:16:31 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: bwc2221
I value George Will’s opinion about as much as E.J. Dionne’s.

Exactly!

In fact, if George Will is enthusiastically endorsing someone, it leads me to research even harder to see what I am missing about someone.

George Will is a Faux-Conservative.
6 posted on 06/16/2011 9:17:20 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: bwc2221
I value George Will’s opinion about as much as E.J. Dionne’s.

Exactly!

In fact, if George Will is enthusiastically endorsing someone, it leads me to research even harder to see what I am missing about someone.

George Will is a Faux-Conservative.
7 posted on 06/16/2011 9:17:22 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: bwc2221

“I value George Will’s opinion about as much as E.J. Dionne’s”

Agreed.

This Texan is campaigning for Michael Williams.


8 posted on 06/16/2011 9:18:40 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: EveningStar

Yep, Cruz (Hispanic) for Senate and Williams (Black) for the house!!! Aces!!!


9 posted on 06/16/2011 9:21:01 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: econjack

“I really like most of what Will says and I’m a staunch conservative. What am I missing?”

George Will is a Beltway Insider and “House Republican” for the liberal media.


10 posted on 06/16/2011 9:21:55 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: econjack; bwc2221
I really like most of what Will says and I'm a staunch conservative. What am I missing?

You don't have FReeperus Ignoramusis.

11 posted on 06/16/2011 9:22:57 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Who is George Will referring to when he says Cruz’ most conservative rival will seek a house seat instead? It’s comments like that which destroy Will’s credibility, since Michael Williams is still very much in the hunt.


12 posted on 06/16/2011 9:26:22 AM PDT by dangus
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To: EveningStar

“Ted Cruz...”

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Litmus test #1: Absolutely no mention of “addressing the needs of Hispanic-Americans”, or ANY other hyphenations.


13 posted on 06/16/2011 9:27:15 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: EveningStar

... I will say, however, that Club for Growth’s endorsement means much more.


14 posted on 06/16/2011 9:29:21 AM PDT by dangus
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To: EveningStar


15 posted on 06/16/2011 9:32:59 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: econjack

As a conservative, Geroge Will is a Tory.


16 posted on 06/16/2011 9:33:49 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Are you aware that Williams has decided not to run for Senate, but rather for the new House seat in Tarrant County?

Interesting how out-of-staters are chiming in on a Texas senate race.

Like the out-of-staters who drink Perry’s koolaide.

Cruz is a good guy; Perry is not. No telling yet who wins my votes next year. There is no perfect candidate.


17 posted on 06/16/2011 9:40:27 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: EveningStar

According to Will, Palin”s not up to taking the nuclear keys. Where’s that A-hole been? Obama has done the free world so wrong with those nuclear “keyes” that we will probably never recover and he’s putting down Palin???


18 posted on 06/16/2011 9:49:06 AM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: EveningStar

George Will is a perfect illustration of that great British expression “too clever by half.”


19 posted on 06/16/2011 9:53:08 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: Le Chien Rouge

This Texan is campaigning for Michael Williams.”

It is my understand that Michael Williams is not going to run for the Senate but will instead run for one of the new House seats where he will likely be much more successful. If he is successful then maybe he can run against Cornyn.


20 posted on 06/16/2011 9:55:46 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: dangus
Who is George Will referring to when he says Cruz’ most conservative rival will seek a house seat instead? It’s comments like that which destroy Will’s credibility, since Michael Williams is still very much in the hunt.

I believe Michael Williams has declared he is going for the house.

I know Jim DeMint was excited about the idea of Michael Williams going to the senate, and he had talked to Perry about appointing him when Hutchinson stated she would resign (she never did obviously, and she turned out to be a BS Liar).

Since Williams is going for the house, that leaves Ted Cruz, I know Robert Paul (Ron Pauls son) had expressed interest, but recently stated he was leaning against it. Personally, I think Robert Paul is going to make a run for governor.

21 posted on 06/16/2011 9:56:21 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: econjack
I really like most of what Will says and I'm a staunch conservative. What am I missing?

Oh, didn't you hear?

It's like this. If a conservative pundit says something you disagree with, you must: a) call him a RINO (repeatedly) and b) flame him every time one of his articles is posted. [See Krauthammer, Charles]

22 posted on 06/16/2011 9:59:27 AM PDT by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

“This Texan is campaigning for Michael Williams.”


I was in Michael Williams’s corner, too, until he switched to the U.S. House race in a new district based in Arlington (where he’s lived since returning to Texas after serving in the Reagan Administration). I now support Williams for Congress and Ted Cruz for the Senate. If you like Williams, I’m sure you’ll like Cruz as well—they’re both solid conservatives and have the courage of their convictions.


23 posted on 06/16/2011 10:05:22 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Dogbert41

This article has nothing to do with Saint Sarah.

And George Will frequently criticizes Obama.


24 posted on 06/16/2011 10:24:54 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: bwc2221

Q. “I really like most of what Will says and I’m a staunch conservative. What am I missing?”

A.George Will is a Beltway Insider and “House Republican” for the liberal media.

You’re missing the cogency of the ad hominem argument. Besides, Will’s command of facts and penchant for basing his arguments on them, wherever that might lead, will always put off those who prefer doctrinaire conclusions.


25 posted on 06/16/2011 10:32:34 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Jedidah

I hadn’t heard for certain that Williams decided to run for a house seat rather than the senate.

If Cruz gets the GOP nod, he’s got my vote.


26 posted on 06/16/2011 10:56:48 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: EveningStar

No, but it is a Will article and that was the last straw for me.


27 posted on 06/16/2011 11:24:01 AM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Fair Paul

“that great British expression “too clever by half.”

The Brits call it Chalaque ( Smart Alec ), and that was Obama’s code name given him by Scotland Yard when he was over in Ireland recently.

Too clever by half or too smart for your own good - would define Obama provided you think he has any smarts to begin with.


28 posted on 06/16/2011 11:46:57 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: EveningStar

I might consider Will’s opinion on pitchers and shortstops. All else...not so much.


29 posted on 06/16/2011 7:38:15 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: bwc2221; econjack; SoConPubbie; Le Chien Rouge; arthurus; Fair Paul; Dogbert41; A'elian' nation; ...

George Will (or another) doesn’t agree 100% with me - therefore he’s a RINO, elitist, Beltway Insider, Establishment Republican, liberal ...

Thanks for clearing things up.


30 posted on 06/17/2011 8:58:16 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: SwinneySwitch; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; randita; perfect_rovian_storm; ...

Ted Cruz seems to have a lot of promise. If Michael Williams drops out of the Senate race and Dan Patrick decides not to run, conservatives have their man.


31 posted on 06/17/2011 10:43:43 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: BfloGuy

It’s like this. If a conservative pundit says something you disagree with, you must: a) call him a RINO (repeatedly) and b) flame him every time one of his articles is posted. [See Krauthammer, Charles]

I agree. Although I don’t always agree with Will, I don’t feel compelled to be like liberals and call people names on the few times I don’t agree. That’s how we got Obama. The liberals didn’t agree with Hillary on one item-she voted for the Iraq War, so she was toast to the hardcore left.

I find Will and Krauthamer to be the most intelligent of conservative commentators and both offer consistent and compelling critiques of Obama. I don’t know of anyone I agree with 100%, do you?


32 posted on 03/29/2012 2:59:59 PM PDT by NotTallTex
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To: NotTallTex
I don’t know of anyone I agree with 100%, do you?

Of course, not. That's why I get so annoyed at the knee-jerk reactions to Will and Krauthammer. Some people here are limiting their reading to Townhall.com and WND just to prevent themselves from having to read an opinion that they may not like.

It's not a good sign for conservatism.

33 posted on 03/29/2012 4:42:44 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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