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Breitbart Is Here: Late Conservative Hero Admired Ted Cruz's Fighting Spirit
Breitbart ^ | 5/25/2012 | TONY LEE

Posted on 05/28/2012 6:19:22 AM PDT by Qbert

The late Andrew Breitbart saw in Ted Cruz the future of the conservative movement. 

On paper, Cruz seems like someone out of central casting, perfectly put together to represent conservatism’s future. His father fled oppression in Cuba for freedom in America. He grew up immersing himself in the works of Frederick Bastiat, F.A. Hayek, Ludwig von Mises, and Milton Friedman, earning scholarships by giving speeches about their ideas. He went to Princeton and Harvard law without losing the common touch. He racked up legal victories that helped defend the Second Amendment and America’s sovereignty against the World Court. 

But while Breitbart admired these things about Cruz, they were not why, after speaking with the conservative GOP Texas senate candidate (Texas's primary is on Tuesday) at what would be his last Conservative Political Action Conference, Breitbart told close friends and associates that Cruz represented conservatism’s future.  It was because Breitbart saw in Cruz, first and foremost, a fighter who was fierce, principled, uncompromising, and relentless. These were the characteristics Breitbart first looked for and those who were a part of the “Army of Davids” had in spades. 

Stephen K. Bannon, the filmmaker who was one of Breitbart’s closest friends and whose movies have captured the fierce and patriotic spirit of Jacksonian Tea Partiers, always remembered how effusively Andrew Breitbart “admired the fact that Ted Cruz was a fighter and came from a family of fighters.” Breitbart also knew, when he learned how Cruz had been “preaching the gospel of constitutional limited government since he was a teenager all across Texas,” that fighting for constitutional conservatism was in Cruz’s bones. He knew Cruz was the real deal and not a poseur. 

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: breitbart; cruz; tedcruz

1 posted on 05/28/2012 6:19:30 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

“Breitbart Is Here: Late Conservative Hero Admired Ted Cruz’s Fighting Spirit”

Bleeeech.

Another sappy Cruz ad and this time they manage to get the words Fighting Spririt, Hero, Conservative, and invoke the name of the fallen martyr breitbart himself all in the same title sentence.

Give me a break.


2 posted on 05/28/2012 6:36:12 AM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat

"Give me a break."

Club for Growth, Levin, Palin, Breitbart, DeMint, et al on Cruz's side... Rick (Al Gore's former manager/anti-Capitalist) Perry on Dewhurst's. Gee I wonder why...

3 posted on 05/28/2012 6:45:22 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: ngat
Another sappy Cruz ad and this time they manage to get the words Fighting Spririt, Hero, Conservative, and invoke the name of the fallen martyr breitbart himself all in the same title sentence.

oops, you posted on the wrong site

4 posted on 05/28/2012 6:49:37 AM PDT by GILTN1stborn
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To: Qbert

“Club for Growth”?

You’ve got to be kidding me.

You mean the same Club for growth that during the 2008 Republican presidential primaries was using funds from backers of Mitt Romney to attack Romney”s opponents?


5 posted on 05/28/2012 6:56:51 AM PDT by ngat
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To: GILTN1stborn

How is trying to wake conservatives up that have fallen for the Harvard Lawyers guild’s attack ads against the true conservative in the race, David Dewhurst, posting on the wrong site?


6 posted on 05/28/2012 7:00:34 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Qbert

I so hope Cruz defeats Dewhurst. It’ll be like a b**tch slap for Perry, Dewhurst and the establishment good ol boy club.

He may not be the perfect candidate, but one things for ded-gum certain, he’z not the incumbant.

Dewhurst, you gotta go homey.


7 posted on 05/28/2012 7:06:42 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: servantboy777

Ted Cruz is ten times better than Dewhurst. Dewhurst is nothing but a career politician. He doesn’t have any better credentials than 0bama. Dewhurst is a brainless empty suit.


8 posted on 05/28/2012 7:12:16 AM PDT by baiamonte
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To: servantboy777

Ted Cruz is ten times better than Dewhurst. Dewhurst is nothing but a career politician. He doesn’t have any better credentials than 0bama. Dewhurst is a brainless empty suit.


9 posted on 05/28/2012 7:12:34 AM PDT by baiamonte
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To: Qbert

To all TEXAS Primary voters: List the top 10 demonstrated positive values for each Candidate for all offices, and vote accordingly.

BTW, let us make this a “clothespin-free” election!

If you value your vote, then vote your values!


10 posted on 05/28/2012 7:24:45 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Qbert
First, "patriotic spirit of Jacksonian Tea Partiers."

I prefer stay far away from anything remotely Jacksonian. Call me an elitist, but there's nothing Jacksonian that I admire.

Second, I've been slightly bemused during this entire Senate primary.

I've chuckled at the thought that a Ivy League attorney (Princeton & Harvard) who clerked for Rehnquist, worked in a D.C. firm, served in the Bush administration, served as Texas' Solicitor General and is a partner in a firm representing people like Goldman Sachs is somehow an "insurgent" or "outsider."

I've chuckled at a Dallas mayor thinking he could run successfully for the Republican nomination, when he previously sought the endorsements of Acorn and SEIU.

I've chuckled at Craig James, because - well - he's Craig James and he has the worst polling numbers one could possibly imagine, since he's pretty much hated by anyone who gets to know him.

And lastly, I've chuckled at the current Lt. Gov. who is about as exciting as a fence post, but is still in the lead and close to going over 50% despite some really bad decisions made on his part during various legislative sessions.

This entire campaign, since 2010, has seemed like a joke.

11 posted on 05/28/2012 7:26:35 AM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna
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To: baiamonte

Reality check.

Lt. David Dewhurst is not the career politician in this election contest.

Lawyer Cruz is the career politician.

How could anyone make that mistake?


12 posted on 05/28/2012 8:15:11 AM PDT by ngat
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To: servantboy777

Hey, servantboy, wake up, there is no incumbent in this race.


13 posted on 05/28/2012 8:17:13 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Sic Parvis Magna

“I’ve chuckled at the thought that a Ivy League attorney (Princeton & Harvard) who clerked for Rehnquist, worked in a D.C. firm, served in the Bush administration, served as Texas’ Solicitor General and is a partner in a firm representing people like Goldman Sachs is somehow an “insurgent” or “outsider.” “

You won’t be chuckling so much if the Cruz you described so accurately becomes our second “conservative” lawyer-senator.


14 posted on 05/28/2012 8:27:19 AM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat

Dewhurst is Kay Baily in boots.....GOPe....


15 posted on 05/28/2012 8:28:05 AM PDT by Hogblog
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To: ngat

No, I will still be amused.


16 posted on 05/28/2012 8:47:19 AM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna
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To: Sic Parvis Magna

Oh. I re-read your stuff.

Now I realize you are playing the role of the slightly bemused intellectual, above it all, finding humor in the folly of the provincials who take life and commerce seriously, and are so far removed from the center of government populated by sophisticates as yourself.


17 posted on 05/28/2012 9:39:27 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Hogblog

In reality, it is Cruz who is the GOPe candidate, not Lt. Governor of Texas David Dewhurst.

The Cruz campaign has been successful at planting the idea that Cruz is not the GOPe candidate, but Cruz is in fact the GOPe candidate.

Cruz has simply used the Alinsky tactic of accusing your opponent of being what you yourself are.

Dewhurst IS one of the best conservatives we have had in years in Texas.

In reality everything in David Dewhurst’s life and career as Lt. Governor of the State of Texas proves that he is a conservative.

Everything about Cruz and his life so far show that he is much more likely to have liberal tendencies than Dewhurst.

Did you know Cruz is just another Harvard Lawyer with the straight-out Goldman-Sach connection trying to pull off STARTING his political career with Texas’ US Senate seat? It’s audacious and incredible when you think about it.

This guy Cruz, who has spent most of his adult life in Massechusetts and Washington, with his out-of-state endorsements and money, is actually is trying to convince Texans that Lt. Gov. Dewhurst is the GOPe and the liberal in this race? I cannot believe you are buying it!

Cruz has no record, except for arguing cases on behalf of his bosses whoever they might be at the time, taking the positions he was hired to take.

I know you are finding it hard to wrap your head around this, but Dewhurst is the Conservative, Cruz is the liberal insider in this primary election.


18 posted on 05/28/2012 9:59:46 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Qbert

Cruz is our Rubio


19 posted on 05/28/2012 10:05:31 AM PDT by tayper (Granny told me, Saying it don't make it so)
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To: ngat
Not really an intellectual; just find things amusing, such as when a candidate's staffer calls "Ron Paul people" moronic even while the candidate he works for seeks their votes by touting Paul's endorsement and holds rallies with Paul.

If that doesn't make you chuckle just a little, then you might not have a sense of humour.

20 posted on 05/28/2012 12:14:25 PM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna
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To: ngat
After hearing more of his lies on the radio today, you can tell Dirty David Dewhurst that he can kiss my...uh...vote goodbye(even if he buys the primary with his $9 million). And now I see you spewing garbage about Alinsky tactics.

FReepers favor Cruz at least 20 to 1 and there is a reason. Dewhurst is just a party line vote and would just bring more of the Bush-era spending that got Republicans kicked out of office.

Cruz has promised to stand up for limited government and the Constitution and has the record to support it.

21 posted on 05/28/2012 2:12:37 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: Qbert

Great article ~ thanks for posting. I’ve already voted for Cruz but will share this on facebook to encourage my peeps to vote for him tomorrow. Lots of people have put off voting because the list of races is so long & the presidential nom is so uninspiring. Here’s hoping they vote tomorrow instead of blowing it off completely.


22 posted on 05/28/2012 2:28:57 PM PDT by TropicanaRose
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To: DrewsDad

Harvard Lawyer Cruz I’m sure has the vote of every shyster out there.

And Cruz’ use of the Alinsky method has probably worked in pulling the wool over the eyes of a majority of the Freepers who are trying to build the Sarah Palin/Jim DeMint/George P. Bush political coalition.

And here are your key words “Cruz has promised”. and campaign promises are he has to offer.

Other than debating the point of view of whoever will pay him to take their side in a verbal argument. BFD!


23 posted on 05/28/2012 4:52:47 PM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat
>>Hey, servantboy, wake up, there is no incumbent in this race.<<

You are absolutely correct, thanx for being the great hall monitor that you perceive yourself to be.

I do believe folks got the point in that Dewhurst is the establishment candidate.

Think most are just a lil worn out by incumbents and establishment good ol boy’z.

Hey, thanx again for being so ded-gum diligent.

24 posted on 05/28/2012 4:57:30 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: servantboy777

“Hey, servantboy, wake up, there is no incumbent in this race.<<You are absolutely correct, thanx for being the great hall monitor that you perceive yourself to be.
I do believe folks got the point in that Dewhurst is the establishment candidate.Think most are just a lil worn out by incumbents and establishment good ol boy’z.Hey, thanx again for being so ded-gum diligent.”

You are welcome. If you were as diligent you would have not bought into the lie that Dewhurst is the establishment candidate when the exact opposite is true, that Cruz is the establishment candidate.

But I say that, not to try to make you angry, just to try to get you to reconsider, even though I can tell you are all but certain you have this race all figured out.

David Dewhurst has not been endorsed by the Bushes, Cruz has. David Dewhurst is not the Ivy League Lawyer in this race, Cruz is. Cruz is the friend of George P. Bush, not Dewhurst. Cruz has worked for Government all his life* - Dewhurst made it in private business before entering politics and has always represented Texas and would go to the US Senate to represent Texas - not the Harvard Lawyers Guild and Goldman-Sachs like Cruz will.

The above rant contains all true information for you. You may check it out for yourself. Be diligent, think for yourself for once - don’t let out of state interests, whether they are named Sarah Palin,”The Club For Growth”, Jim DeMint, or “Freedom Works” - do your thinking for you.
These are aiming to build their OWN political coalition and they are backing Cruz as part of that coalition.

What you can trust Cruz to do is try to lead the tea-party into the direction he and the GOPe think the tea-party should go!

David Dewhurst is the man you can trust to see to the interests of the State of Texas and Texans, not Cruz.


25 posted on 05/29/2012 8:28:40 AM PDT by ngat
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>>the lie that Dewhurst is the establishment candidate when the exact opposite is true,<<

Under Perry/Dewhurst leadership, we've seen ever increasing illegal immigration. Toll road scheme that will suck even more hard earned dollars from working citizens.

Shall I go on? Thanx, I will.

Under Perry/Dewhurst leadership, their lil pet project, Trans-Texas corridor would have stolen thousands of acres of farm and ranch land that's been in some of these Texans families since the founding of the republic. Just so we could move more foreign goods into the country via Mexico.

Perry/Dewhurst supported the Mexican trucker pilot program, now Mexican trucker program which diverts goods from American ports, American trucks to Mexican counterparts.

Let's see, under Perry/Dewhurst, in state tuition has been granted to kids of illegal immigrants. Our men and woman in uniform stationed in Texas were not even afforded the same opportunity at the time the legislation passed.

Perry/Dewhurst leadership failed time and again to end the absurd Sanctuary City declarations within Texas.

Perry/Dewhurst sent a few token guardsmen to the border mainly in support and clerical positions, yet touted they were tough on illegal immigration. Just not true. Our border with Mexico is as porous as it has always been.

Property taxes under Perry/Dewhurst are sapping hard working homeowners while illegals get by slipping under the rug of the underground economy. Target those who do not belong here, not homeowners.

Under Perry/Dewhurst leadership, illegal aliens are still allowed to pull millions of dollars from our economy via Western Union transfers....back home, you know, to Mexico.

Perry/Dewhurst failed to support Arizona and Gov. Brewer while she attempted to get a handle on illegal immigration in her state, protecting Arizona's citizens. I think Perry said, “This law is not right for Texas”.

Huh? Not right for Texas? Tough on immigration not right for Texas?

I don't say these things to hurt your feelings or to anger you. I say them to help you understand that your candidates ARE the establishment.

You may parse words all ya like there fella, but attempting to portray Cruz as the establishment is....well, laughable.

26 posted on 05/29/2012 10:50:33 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Qbert

Just got home from voting and it felt good to vote for Cruz.

The ballot had all of the previous candidates still listed so it felt kind of sad to see some good names left behind...Bachmann, for instance.

So, I hit Romney, and later on hit, Cruz.

Don’t know if this is good or not, but there weren’t any lines AT ALL at the Republican voting location. Did people just feel it wasn’t worth it since our primary is today, May 29th and other primaries just kind of put Texas in the shadow of ..... “so what does it matter if Texans vote, it is pretty much over so why waste the time.”

I think more highly of Texans, but where were they today?

I wish all primary votes were on the same day


27 posted on 05/29/2012 12:00:03 PM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus are here and there and everywhere.)
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To: servantboy777

Now you are making things up to try to blame the Texas republican leadership for and everything you would or would not have done if you were Emperor. That is a serious sign that you have no idea whatsoever what it takes to make society and government actually work.

At first, I thought perhaps you just did not know. Now it is obvious you are not saying anything in good faith, because you are doing such a good job of mixing a tiny bit of what happened in the process of governing with outright falsehoods, that maybe you should look for a job with the Romney campaign.

Sorry I hurt your feelengs.


28 posted on 05/29/2012 2:32:58 PM PDT by ngat
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