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U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz: No compromising (Texas update)
The Longview News Journal ^ | May 18, 2012 | Glenn Evans

Posted on 05/20/2012 1:16:45 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Ted Cruz won’t go to the U.S. Senate to get along in the U.S. Senate, the candidate told Gregg County Republicans on Wednesday in Longview.

“We need to draw a line in the sand,” the Republican told some 40 party members, after recalling a Dallas Morning News editorial panel asking about the need for compromise in Washington, D.C.

“At this point, I literally laughed out loud,” Cruz said. “If you’re looking for an established moderate who will go to Washington and work across the aisle and compromise, and continue this spending and building the debt deeper ... I’m not the guy.”

Considered likely to wind up in a runoff with front-runner Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Cruz is touring the state touting tea party credentials. He’s focusing remarks on Dewhurst, who in recent weeks has aimed a barrage of attack ads at Cruz.

“All three of the other (leading) candidate are spending their time attacking me,” he said.

Cruz, Dewhurst, Tom Leppert and Craig James lead a field of nine hoping to win the Republican nod on May 29. The winner will face one of four Democrats.

While in Longview, Cruz also mock-praised the Houston Chronicle’s endorsement of Dewhurst as someone who can work across the aisle.

“I actually, for once in my life, agree with the Chronicle,” he said. “If that’s what you want, Dewhurst is your guy. But, I think the stakes are too high for that. ... There’s never been a time when we had a greater need for (strong conservatism) in Washington.”

Cruz pointed to grassroots support evidenced in his $5.2 million campaign chest created by more than 19,000 contributions. He contrasted that with the 2,500 contributions needed to build Dewhurst a $5.6 million war chest.

(Excerpt) Read more at news-journal.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: dewhurst; palinendorsement; palinendorsements; tedcruz; tx2012

1 posted on 05/20/2012 1:16:52 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: GeronL; no dems; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ...

The big Texas vote is in 10 days. David Dewhurst, the Establishment choice, is a dud. I hope that Texas conservatives have plenty of yard signs and bumper magnets with Cruz’s name on them.


2 posted on 05/20/2012 1:19:24 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Most obviously a talking point for Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity on Monday.


3 posted on 05/20/2012 1:19:40 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Clintonfatigued

what do the polls look like?


4 posted on 05/20/2012 1:23:55 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’m not anywhere near Texas but Ted Cruz has been endorsed by Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint, and other people I respect. Although I can’t vote for him I hope he wins the nomination - and the election.


5 posted on 05/20/2012 1:25:51 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: dontreadthis

The only polls I’ve seen were released by the Dewhurst campaign, which I take with a grain of salt.


6 posted on 05/20/2012 1:26:52 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Sarah....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA1Lf6Czrok&feature=youtu.be


7 posted on 05/20/2012 1:27:52 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Jim Scott; null and void

“I’m not anywhere near Texas but Ted Cruz has been endorsed by Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint, and other people I respect. Although I can’t vote for him I hope he wins the nomination - and the election.”

Very well-stated.


8 posted on 05/20/2012 1:31:24 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Nowadays a person campaigning to be elected to the U.S. Senate as a conservative is like someone applying for a position in a whorehouse and promising to remain a virgin.

No one is questioning the person’s integrity going in. It’s just that after getting the position, how do they propose to demonstrate they’re doing a good job?


9 posted on 05/20/2012 1:35:52 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’m in Texas, and we have been putting yard signs all around, and talking him up to just about everyone with whom we come in contact.

Last night, we got a call from Sarah—LOL We could listen, but not talk back-—but she is sure all for Ted Cruz!

We heard him speak at a TEA party express stop here in Austin, and he had a very good speech. We’re convinced that he’s the real deal.......


10 posted on 05/20/2012 1:37:39 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: basil
Richard Mourdock, our replacement to retire Lugar, appears to be one that will also not compromise.

That is why the RINO Spector said “That Cannibals were Devouring the Senators.” That didn't get enough play in the MSM.

Yeah!!! I am one of those cannibals and it was a tasty win for the Tea Party

12 posted on 05/20/2012 1:43:31 PM PDT by Battle Axe (Repent, for the coming of the Lord is nigh.)
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To: berdie

later


13 posted on 05/20/2012 1:46:39 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Clintonfatigued

Why come right out swinging and the real conservative in the race, our Lt. Governor David Dewhurst by calling him names?

We really don’t need these people from other states who are trying to build their own political machine to call our good conservatives names while backing just another Harvard trial lawyer for a Texas Senate seat.


14 posted on 05/20/2012 1:47:37 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Clintonfatigued

My wife and I voted for Ted Cruz yesterday. (Our rural county has early voting on Saturday.)


15 posted on 05/20/2012 2:21:41 PM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: Texans

In Person Early Voting ends on Friday, May 25th.


16 posted on 05/20/2012 2:28:57 PM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: Clintonfatigued

He has got to make the runoff!!!


17 posted on 05/20/2012 2:34:09 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“Cruz pointed to grassroots support evidenced in his $5.2 million campaign chest created by more than 19,000 contributions. He contrasted that with the 2,500 contributions needed to build Dewhurst a $5.6 million war chest.”

Hmmm appears that 19,000 contributors expect Cruz to represent them, while 2,500 contributors expect Dewhurst to work for them.


18 posted on 05/20/2012 2:34:59 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Exactly!

We don't need 'more business as usual' in the Senate.

We have that view here in Texas and that is why even though the GOP dominates, it gets nothing done.

Too concerned about being nice to the Democrats.

19 posted on 05/20/2012 2:45:05 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: no dems

Wife and I voted last Tuesday for Ted Cruz. No compromising with America hater, Barack Hussein Obama or his traitor, Democrat Party.


20 posted on 05/20/2012 2:45:29 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Carl Vehse

Good point. We have to watch them all after they are in office & primary them/vote them out as soon as possible if they don’t do what they promised &/or someone even more conservative decides to try to unseat them. That way they don’t get so entrenched they are next to impossible to unseat.

I was represented in Austin by Jim Murphy, then when 0bama was elected he lost to a Democrat, then he won his seat back in 2010, & now he’s running for re-election. Shortly after he took office I emailed him to ask why he supported Strauss as Speaker & I didn’t care much for his excuses, so this time around I’m voting for Ann Witt instead. I’ll give her the same chance if she wins - do what you promised or my vote will be up for grabs in 2 years.

Houston radio guy Joe Paggs was railing the day after Lugar won that we shouldn’t oppose any incumbant GOPers until we get rid of all the incumbant Dems. That may sound like a logical strategy, but does not take into account we are supposed to be the pro-freedom party, so if someone thinks they can do a good job they should be free to run, even if (especially if!) the incumbant has been there for decades. What are the good potential candidates supposed to do, wait another 30 years until the incumbant drops dead on the House floor? Move to another district & be subject to accusations of carpet-bagging? I think not.

(I voted for Cruz yesterday.)


21 posted on 05/20/2012 2:53:27 PM PDT by TropicanaRose
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To: ngat
Since the conservative movement has been on the rise, it is not at all unusual for people to support candidates in states other than their own via donation or campaigning.

I can't see that where the candidates went to school is relevant. Doesn't look like any of the top three went to UT, lol. Dewhurst went to Arizona, Leppert went to Harvard.

I think we have a pretty strong slate of candidates for the Senate. Although I plan on voting for Cruz, I don't dislike Leppert or Dewhurst and wouldn't jump off a cliff if either won.

I clicked on this thread (and another yesterday) to see what I hoped would be a debate on the positives as well as the negatives.

You seem to be a Dewhurst supporter. Could you tell me why he is the most conservative? Not in generalities, but specifically. I am being sincere.

I'll be out for a while, but will check back later this evening with much interest.

22 posted on 05/20/2012 2:55:44 PM PDT by berdie
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To: ngat
Why come right out swinging and the real conservative in the race, our Lt. Governor David Dewhurst

David D. is not the real conservative in the race - you have got to be joking!!!LOLOLOLOL - you are like a fly, gnat...quit annoying me.

23 posted on 05/20/2012 2:55:44 PM PDT by Ganndy (Remember November)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’ll vote for Cruz but in the back of my mind I’ll be thinking about the last jurist with solid conservative credentials we sent to Washington. Cornyn wasn’t it?


24 posted on 05/20/2012 2:57:16 PM PDT by TexasSecede79366
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To: basil
"Last night, we got a call from Sarah—LOL We could listen, but not talk back-—but she is sure all for Ted Cruz!"

We also received the robo-call yesterday from Gov. Palin at our home phone. Our votes will go to Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate.

25 posted on 05/20/2012 3:02:01 PM PDT by Unmarked Package
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To: Carl Vehse

lol, “promising to remain a virgin”.

And that is the sad fact of life. They might start out with great intentions but become infected with “Foggy Bottom Fever”.


26 posted on 05/20/2012 3:08:35 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Ganndy

Gnat is a liberal DewCrist troll, pay it no mind.


27 posted on 05/20/2012 3:56:34 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Unmarked Package

I somehow wanted to save that message forever, but then every land phone in the house would have a blinking light that would drive me up the wall—LOL!


28 posted on 05/20/2012 3:58:56 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: razorback-bert

I hope that you plan to vote for Ted Cruz.


29 posted on 05/20/2012 3:59:51 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I wonder if he even lives in TX—he hasn’t created a home page.


30 posted on 05/20/2012 4:02:27 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: ngat

Please clarify this, are you saying Dewhurst is the “Conservative” in this race?

Dewhurst is OK as Lt. Gov, because its mostly a RINO position. We don’t need another “its his turn” for Senator.


31 posted on 05/20/2012 4:30:37 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: ngat

Please clarify this, are you saying Dewhurst is the “Conservative” in this race?

Dewhurst is OK as Lt. Gov, because its mostly a RINO position. We don’t need another “its his turn” for Senator.


32 posted on 05/20/2012 4:31:00 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: ngat

I was born in Texas, lived here all my life, and couldn’t wait to vote for Cruz...last Tuesday.


33 posted on 05/20/2012 4:40:34 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

Me too I voted Cruz. Not so thrilled that he’s a lawyer. Main test is if he backs up his conservative speech with verifying voting record in the Senate should he be elected.


34 posted on 05/20/2012 6:58:59 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: lonestar

“I was born in Texas, lived here all my life, and couldn’t wait to vote for Cruz...last Tuesday.”

You mean you’ve lived in Texas all your life and you still can’t recognize a carpet-bagging Harvard Lawyer when you see one?


35 posted on 05/20/2012 9:01:09 PM PDT by ngat
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To: X-spurt

Please clarify this, are you saying Dewhurst is the “Conservative” in this race?

Yes, that is exactly what I am saying.

“Dewhurst is OK as Lt. Gov, because its mostly a RINO position. We don’t need another “its his turn” for Senator.”

Lt. Governor is what the holder of the office makes of it and Dewhurst has been totally conservative in every way on fiscal issues and social issues ever since he he left the private sector at age 53 to serve in public office.

If there is a “its his turn” guy in the race, its private-school-educated Harvard Lawyer-with-the-Goldman-Sachs- connection Cruz who thinks he is entitled to be a U.S. Senator for his very first elective office.


36 posted on 05/20/2012 9:08:58 PM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat

My preference in someones education is that all other things being equal, highest quality of higher education is a better choice in leadsership and the understanding of and resolution capacity for complex situations. Hands down, Harvard is hard to argue against as “best in USA and maybe a top tie globally.

The “its his turn” guy in the race, reference was more to being a good GOPe guy as Lt. Gov.

Sorry you don’t have a Senator Dewhurst “compadre” here. Do not see much Dewhurst enthusiasm, at least not in East Texas.

Despite all the spin from Dewhurts people, its looking like its Cruz’s to lose.

Depending on who else would throw their hat in the ring, Dewhurt would not be ojectionable moving up one notch when Rick moves on.


37 posted on 05/20/2012 10:05:10 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: ngat

Yesm and I recognize a lie!


38 posted on 05/20/2012 10:27:37 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: ngat

http://hardincountyconservatives.blogspot.com/2012/05/more-dewhurst-lies-on-cruz-facts-on.html


39 posted on 05/20/2012 10:33:54 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: X-spurt

Cruz is far more GOP-e than Dewhurst. You probably thought it was the other way around because you did not know Cruz has the Bush endorsement.

As you say, Harvard is a “top tie globally” for the US, but the way is it supposed to work, we would like a Senator with top ties to Texas rather than a “top tie globally”.

It is true that there are activists posting articles in favor of Cruz here on this forum. That is only natural because Cruz has claimed the mantle of the tea-party and accepted the endorsement of Sarah Palin. The vast majority of actual working, involved, busy, Texans familiar with the Lt. Governor’s work and leadership and the results of his legislation passed on the fiscal issues and life issue don’t bother posting to this forum.

I don’t mind being the one person who is setting the record straight in response to the Cruz attack ads accusing Dewhurst of not being a conservative.

As far as spin goes, it takes a lot of spin from the Cruz people to portray Dewhurst as not being conservative, because Dewhurst has an actual record of conservative accomplishment and a military, private sector, and legislative record life of accomplishment to show while Cruz has only campaign promises and his career as a government lawyer and an employee of an international law firm.

You really have no idea what Dewhurst would do in the future, but Dewhurst would make a great Governor if we could get him. I think Texas needs him even more representing the State of Texas in the U.S. Senate.


40 posted on 05/21/2012 4:54:46 AM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat

Just for the record...The Cruz endorsement came from George P. Bush, Jeb’s son who is a real estate developer in Austin.(not W. or HW, unless you have a source that states otherwise.)

But I’m sure that’s what you meant.


41 posted on 05/21/2012 3:24:11 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

Are you talking about the lawyer George P. Bush up in Dallas? Same feller?


42 posted on 05/21/2012 6:57:19 PM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat
We really don’t need these people from other states who are trying to build their own political machine to call our good conservatives names while backing just another Harvard trial lawyer for a Texas Senate seat.

The seat you hope to fill with Dewhurst is not only a Texas senate seat but one of 100 who make laws and approve Supreme Court Justices for the whole USA! Your choices effect each and every one of us! Not just you!

43 posted on 05/21/2012 7:24:20 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I hate pragmatists!)
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To: ngat

I’m not good a posting links..but here goes...

http://www.tedcruz.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Release-George-P-Bush-7-12-11_updated.pdf


44 posted on 05/21/2012 7:31:19 PM PDT by berdie
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To: ngat

Do you have a link for any other Bush endorsement?

I’m always interested in new info.


45 posted on 05/21/2012 8:20:58 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

“Do you have a link for any other Bush endorsement?

I’m always interested in new info.”

No, I don’t. I am always interested in new info too. Do you know if Ted Cruz taught George P. Bush while both were at UT Law School? Not that it would mean all that much.


46 posted on 05/22/2012 6:26:07 AM PDT by ngat
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To: tflabo

Me too I voted Cruz. Not so thrilled that he’s a lawyer.

Yet you support Rinaldi?


47 posted on 05/22/2012 8:06:47 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: ngat

*chuckle* I know that you know Cruz didn’t go to UT. I did take the time to look up where GP Bush went to school. He went to Rice. Even if they went to the same school, they are very close in age so the only thing they could have taught each other is how to pull up their pampers.

At the risk of being redundant, as I posted in #22 that you never really answered, Dewhurst went to college in Arizona.

So what? As you said, it really doesn’t mean much.

(Sorry it took me so long to answer. I just hate when work gets in the way of my life, lol.)


48 posted on 05/22/2012 8:48:42 PM PDT by berdie
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