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Texas US Senator Debate: Cruz vs. Dewhurst (8PM CDT Live Thread)
KERA News ^ | 6/22/12

Posted on 06/22/2012 5:02:42 PM PDT by DrewsDad

Republican candidates in the highly-anticipated Texas U.S. Senate race will square off in The Texas Debates: Race for U.S. Senate on Friday, June 22, 2012, at 8:00 pm CDT. The live debate between Ted Cruz, former Texas Solicitor General, and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst will be broadcast to millions on television, radio and the Internet.

Live Streaming on:
C-SPAN
12newsnow
and others at the link.

Candidate Websites:
Ted Cruz
David Dewhurst


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: dewhurst; senate; tedcruz; texas
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Tune in and watch the Tea Party favorite, Ted Cruz, who is endorsed by Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, Jim DeMint, Tom Coburn, Pat Toomey, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, James Dobson, Tea Party Express, and OTHERS.

David Dewhurst, tabbed as the "Establishment" candidate has endorsements from Rick Perry, Mike Huckabee, Michale Reagan, and OTHERS

1 posted on 06/22/2012 5:02:51 PM PDT by DrewsDad
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To: DrewsDad
Dewhurst=Donotwant.

I don't care what anyone here says... I don't want Dewhurst. I will vote against him.

I'm sick and tired of the establishment.

/johnny

2 posted on 06/22/2012 5:06:39 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DrewsDad

Nothing in the debate will change my vote.

And I will vote in the run-off.


3 posted on 06/22/2012 5:13:26 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: y'all
David Dewhurst's campaign is mostly self-financed having pumped in over $10 million from his own pocket and about $6 million from others.

Ted Cruz's campaign has been pretty much dependent on the grassroots as can be seen by the following chart:

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Cruz has Overwhelmingly More Texas Support than Dewhurst

Cruz has 26,688 donations under $100, while Dewhurst has only 11.

4 posted on 06/22/2012 5:13:53 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: DrewsDad

Let me know if Dewhurst starts answering questions in Spanish.


5 posted on 06/22/2012 5:15:40 PM 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: DrewsDad

I say, I like the cut of Dewhurst’s jib!

/Mitt Romney


6 posted on 06/22/2012 5:18:36 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: DrewsDad

Go Ted Go!


7 posted on 06/22/2012 5:28:02 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: DrewsDad

I’m wondering whether a certain notorious Dewhurst pom pom girl is going to show up on this thread tonight. I want to ask her what she thinks about that chart in post 4.


8 posted on 06/22/2012 5:38:33 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
I've seen about 3 FReepers in all the Texas Senate threads that support Dewhurst, so we'll likely hear from at least one of them.

If we're thinking of then same one, then she made the reply on a facebook post, "Why give money to a millionaire?"

9 posted on 06/22/2012 5:50:22 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: DrewsDad
I've seen about 3 FReepers in all the Texas Senate threads that support Dewhurst,

Is it a coincidence that they support Romeny also? I think not.

The TEA Party favorite Ted Cruz will win.

10 posted on 06/22/2012 5:52:36 PM PDT by South40
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To: DrewsDad

For those of us that have to watch it on the internet, here it is.

http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/


11 posted on 06/22/2012 6:07:45 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12

Damn. Cruz is very direct. I really like this guy.


12 posted on 06/22/2012 6:09:46 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: y'all
May 29th Primary Results

RACE NAME DELEGATES EARLY VOTES PERCENT TOTAL VOTES PERCENT
U. S. Senator
Glenn Addison REP 11,418 1.70% 22,888 1.63%
Joe Agris REP 2,166 0.32% 4,558 0.32%
Curt Cleaver REP 3,187 0.47% 6,649 0.47%
Ted Cruz REP 200,983 30.03% 479,079 34.23%
David Dewhurst REP 321,146 47.98% 624,170 44.60%
Ben Gambini REP 3,442 0.51% 7,193 0.51%
Craig James REP 25,342 3.78% 50,211 3.58%
Tom Leppert REP 92,517 13.82% 186,675 13.33%
Lela Pittenger REP 9,027 1.34% 18,028 1.28%
----------- -----------
Race Total 669,228 1,399,451

13 posted on 06/22/2012 6:09:53 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; unkus; ...

Ted Cruz will be a great Senator, but first he has to win this primary.


14 posted on 06/22/2012 6:12:13 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: ansel12

The Sanctuary Bill did not pass in the last regular session. The Texas Senate did pass it during the special session, but it died in an House Committee during the special session, so it is not law.


15 posted on 06/22/2012 6:13:21 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: South40

Not a particularly friendly panel so far, and the audience is sober. A bunch of liberals is my first impression. Cruz is magnificent in that atmosphere and Dewhurst has a bad voice and unhappy countenance.


16 posted on 06/22/2012 6:14:44 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: DrewsDad

Dewhurst is a dumbass.


17 posted on 06/22/2012 6:16:28 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: RitaOK

Dewhurst wouldn’t agree to debate before a real live audience.


18 posted on 06/22/2012 6:19:20 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Everyone here is complaining about property tax. Our taxes had skyrocketed the last few years. We used to pay 2 weeks of pay toward taxes, today it’s 2.5 MONTHS of pay that goes toward property taxes. It’s ridiculous!!!!


19 posted on 06/22/2012 6:19:32 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

Because of high taxes, not the jobs economy, literally - no lie, half the homes on my block are up for sale.


20 posted on 06/22/2012 6:20:42 PM PDT by bgill
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To: AuH2ORepublican

What’s with that hostess not able to speak plain English? Can hardly understand over her Spanish accent. Going for the illegal vote?


21 posted on 06/22/2012 6:22:16 PM PDT by bgill
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To: y'all
Ted Cruz's record of Supreme Court cases
22 posted on 06/22/2012 6:23:56 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: JRandomFreeper; DrewsDad

Dewhurst is a Dickweed and a pompous ass. He is sneering and uppity.

Falcon Seaboard was not a company that I held in high regard either.

The bio prior to this debate says he founded Falcon Seaboard... that is at least an economy with the truth. The company was founded in 1935, before he was born and then sold and the name reacquired by one of the original founders. He just said again that he founded a business and built it up from scratch... not true. The company was built by Law and Dewhurst. Law had founded the original Falcon Seaboard. There were a lot of remnants of the old company to begin with I imagine.

Arrogant, self-absorbed ass.

http://www.falconseaboard.com/Past.htm

He also just said he didn’t support a payroll tax in Texas... he did.

I’ve never liked Dewhurst, it is time for new blood. Dewhurst is 66, Cruz is 41. Dewhurst has too many “friends” to take care of, always has.


23 posted on 06/22/2012 6:24:34 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: DrewsDad

A live audience might stump him on a question. Can’t have that.


24 posted on 06/22/2012 6:24:54 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

Dewhurst stated that he wanted to have a debate in Spanish, so maybe they threw him a bone.


25 posted on 06/22/2012 6:25:24 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: bgill

Cruz to eliminate every word of ObamaCare but Mittens wants to keep “the good parts” of it. Who’s the true conservative, huh...


26 posted on 06/22/2012 6:27:25 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Sequoyah101

I remember him defending the Payroll Tax as well. I think some “politifact” on the subject even mentioned that there was some such Dewhurst statement in an AP article.


27 posted on 06/22/2012 6:29:16 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: bgill

Oklahoma’s Fallon wants to model Texas’ tax structure in Oklahoma. Very bad idea. If you have a job you can pay your income taxes from what you earn. Not so much with property taxes. No job, can’t pay the high taxes. Bad idea in Texas and bad idea in Oklahoma.

Texas is no retirement haven, can’t afford it. Texas is supporting a huge number of dependents, legal and otherwise. It would be Kalifornia before now if it were not for the less liberal business climate and enough oil and gas to get buy.

My taxes in Texas have doubled in the last 14 years, not so much my income. They go up even when the price of housing is going down. Make sense? No, of course not. How is it that the “citizens” on the appraisal boards can do this to their fellow citizens? Where did they come from.

Hostile panel here. Libs are libs if they are polite or not.


28 posted on 06/22/2012 6:33:30 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: DrewsDad

Now dewdrop is running on what he has done. He ain’t done spit to cause the “Texas Miracle”. The Texas Miracle is based on energy and technology and capital that has no place else to go but oil and gas. The rest of the economy sucks. Perry and dewdrop didn’t do a thing to make things the way they are in Texas.

There is the salsa chick again. What country did she mention? Sounded like Mekiko or something like that.

dewdrop looks like some smarmy actor. Who is it?


29 posted on 06/22/2012 6:38:14 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: DrewsDad

Is that right? How telling! Dewhurst knows who the people are FOR, and who the Establishment are FOR. Thanks.


30 posted on 06/22/2012 6:40:16 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: RitaOK
Cruz is magnificent in that atmosphere and Dewhurst has a bad voice and unhappy countenance.

Spot on. I can see why so many are enamored with Mr. Cruz. I can also see why TEA Party people support him. I think he would make a great senator from the state of Texas.

31 posted on 06/22/2012 6:44:00 PM PDT by South40
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To: DrewsDad

BTW, where are all three of the Texas Dewhurst supporters on the threaod this evening? Just wondering.


32 posted on 06/22/2012 6:45:07 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: South40

Thank you, 40. I think its cool you are following this important TEXAS contest.


33 posted on 06/22/2012 6:48:20 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: RitaOK
The Texas GOP Convention Delegates overwhelmingly supported Cruz.

Here is Ted Cruz's Convention Speech

Dewhurst was booed at the convention when Perry spoke about him and when Dewhurst attacked Cruz during his convention speech:
Dewhurst Booed Again as Texas GOP Convention Wraps Up

34 posted on 06/22/2012 6:49:46 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: DrewsDad

What did dewdrop just say about our enemies supporting the “freedom fighters” in Syria? What the hell is he talking about?

Our “enemies” are supporting Assad who sort of protects the Christians. oblabla supports the rebels who are radical muzzies and who kill Christians at every opportunity.

What a drip dewdrop is.


35 posted on 06/22/2012 6:51:32 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: RitaOK
You are welcome Rita. I think we both see Cruz as a fine candidate who would be good of the state of Texas and for this nation.

Go Cruz! :-)

36 posted on 06/22/2012 6:55:21 PM PDT by South40
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To: Tex-Con-Man

The family just said what you said.


37 posted on 06/22/2012 6:55:33 PM PDT by bgill
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To: y'all
Senator Patrick was ticked at Dewhurst when the the TSA Anti-Groping bill died in the regular session. The Texas Senate did pass it in the special session, but it was too late for the House to do anything with it and it failed there when they needed a 2/3 vote to suspend the rules.

From Bill targeting TSA groping in Texas airports dead, key senator says

Less than a day after a dramatic scene in the Texas Senate over a bill to ban intrusive searches from the TSA at airports in Texas, a key state senator said Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst had effectively killed the measure for good.
"He came up with this elaborate political play to kill the bill without his fingerprints," state Sen. Dan Patrick said. "Well, his fingerprints are all over this."

38 posted on 06/22/2012 6:55:41 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: DrewsDad

I’m glad I got to see this one as I missed the one before the primary. I will again vote for Cruz.


39 posted on 06/22/2012 6:56:23 PM PDT by TropicanaRose
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To: bgill
I listened to the primary debate with all the candidates.

Dewhurst came off as a little ....mmm... dense.

Cruz is sharp as a tack, but more importantly, a true believer.

40 posted on 06/22/2012 7:00:49 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: DrewsDad

David Dewhurst is TOAST after tonight’s performance!

He flat out prevaricated on three separate occasions.

1. He lied when he said that he did not kill the sanctuary cities bill.

2. He lied when he said that he did not cave in on the TSA bill.

3. He lied when he said that he never supported a wage tax.

How any Texan could still vote for that guy is beyond me!


41 posted on 06/22/2012 7:08:31 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: y'all
As I mentioned earlier, Dewhurst can just write a personal check like he did when he spent $22 million buying the Lt. Governor's Race 10 years ago. He's already lent or spent $14 million on this race and will dump in some more.

If you want to contribute to Ted Cruz's campaign, then click on:
Ted Cruz Donations

42 posted on 06/22/2012 7:10:38 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: Sequoyah101
Sorry, I didn't catch everything Dewhurst mumbled on that.

I think you can catch a REPLAY of the DEBATE.

43 posted on 06/22/2012 7:14:36 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: Bigun

So you are saying that dewdrop is a .... LIAR? Them’s fighting words and you would be CORRECT.

dewdrop is a bald faced liar weasel. I hope he is TOAST.


44 posted on 06/22/2012 7:14:40 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: RitaOK
BTW, where are all three of the Texas Dewhurst supporters on the threaod this evening? Just wondering.

If you were a Dewhurst supporter, would you want to have watched this debate?

45 posted on 06/22/2012 7:18:42 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: DrewsDad

Chalk it up to verbal diarrhea.

He mumbled it with such conviction though didn’t he?

What makes someone so rich want to run for office? Is it all about public service and sacrifice? Why spend $22,000,000 to be Lt. Governor? Just the love of Texas and her people?


46 posted on 06/22/2012 7:18:42 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: DrewsDad; All

Dewhurst comes across almost as dumb as his Buddy Rick Perry did in his Debates. Cruz got off to a slow start but got a helluva lot better as the Debate progressed. Neither did very well on the question of “Deporting Illegals”. Cruz did best. He said we need to enforce the Laws and cut-off Entitlements to Illegals. That’s good. I wish he’d concluded by saying: “If we enforce the Immigration Laws, and cut off the Entitlements, they will self-Deport”. But he didn’t.


47 posted on 06/22/2012 7:21:45 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
Dewhurst comes across almost as dumb as his Buddy Rick Perry did in his Debates.

Perhaps that is because he has the same idiot- Opps! - I mean political consultant - running his campaign! Dave Carney needs to find a new line of work!

48 posted on 06/22/2012 7:32:18 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: DrewsDad

Lousy timing for Cruz with the Sandusky news. He needed the attention badly.


49 posted on 06/22/2012 7:34:20 PM PDT by montag813 (Stop the Obama Amnesty. www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I don't care what anyone here says... I don't want Dewhurst. I will vote against him.

Most FReepers will agree with you.

50 posted on 06/22/2012 7:36:19 PM PDT by montag813 (Stop the Obama Amnesty. www.StandWithArizona.com)
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