Skip to comments.Texas US Senator Debate: Cruz vs. Dewhurst (8PM CDT Live Thread)
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.
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David Dewhurst, tabbed as the "Establishment" candidate has endorsements from Rick Perry, Mike Huckabee, Michale Reagan, and OTHERS
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.
Nothing in the debate will change my vote.
And I will vote in the run-off.
Ted Cruz's campaign has been pretty much dependent on the grassroots as can be seen by the following chart:
Cruz has 26,688 donations under $100, while Dewhurst has only 11.
Let me know if Dewhurst starts answering questions in Spanish.
I say, I like the cut of Dewhurst’s jib!
Go Ted Go!
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.
If we're thinking of then same one, then she made the reply on a facebook post, "Why give money to a millionaire?"
Is it a coincidence that they support Romeny also? I think not.
The TEA Party favorite Ted Cruz will win.
For those of us that have to watch it on the internet, here it is.
Damn. Cruz is very direct. I really like this guy.
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Ted Cruz will be a great Senator, but first he has to win this primary.
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.
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.
Dewhurst is a dumbass.
Dewhurst wouldn’t agree to debate before a real live audience.
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!!!!
Because of high taxes, not the jobs economy, literally - no lie, half the homes on my block are up for sale.
What’s with that hostess not able to speak plain English? Can hardly understand over her Spanish accent. Going for the illegal vote?
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.
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.
A live audience might stump him on a question. Can’t have that.
Dewhurst stated that he wanted to have a debate in Spanish, so maybe they threw him a bone.
Cruz to eliminate every word of ObamaCare but Mittens wants to keep “the good parts” of it. Who’s the true conservative, huh...
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.
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.
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?
Is that right? How telling! Dewhurst knows who the people are FOR, and who the Establishment are FOR. Thanks.
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.
BTW, where are all three of the Texas Dewhurst supporters on the threaod this evening? Just wondering.
Thank you, 40. I think its cool you are following this important TEXAS contest.
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
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.
Go Cruz! :-)
The family just said what you said.
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."
I’m glad I got to see this one as I missed the one before the primary. I will again vote for Cruz.
Dewhurst came off as a little ....mmm... dense.
Cruz is sharp as a tack, but more importantly, a true believer.
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!
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I think you can catch a REPLAY of the DEBATE.
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.
If you were a Dewhurst supporter, would you want to have watched this debate?
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?
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.
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!
Lousy timing for Cruz with the Sandusky news. He needed the attention badly.
Most FReepers will agree with you.
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