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 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.
David M. “Dave” Carney is a New Hampshire-based Republican political consultant who worked briefly for Newt before jumping ship to join the Perry campaign and then the Dewhurst campaign.
Note to Mr. Carney: Texas ain’t New Hampshire!
Dewhurst could hardly put a sentence together. TED CRUZ KICKED BUTT!! If Texas does not send Ted Cruz to the U.S. Senate, it will be a national tragedy. He is a feisty, little fighter who stands for the Constitution of the United States.
I got so sick and tired of Dewhurst saying: “I”m a veteran, I’m a businessman, I’m a veteran, I’m a business man, I’m a veteran, I’m a business man, I’m a........
Dewhurst is another bush. He is not what we want. These name recognition rinos wont even care its election day in July. Most of them will be asleep til noon. Cruz— WINNNNSSSS!TEA PARTY ROCKS AGAIN!!!
I was a spy in the CIA. I slept with guns under my pillow. I’m a veteran. I volunteered. I’m a businessman. I built from nothing.
How any Texan could still vote for that guy (Dewhurst) is beyond me!
It’s called “Name I.D.” People who are uninformed vote for the name with which they are familiar. Hopefully, those people will NOT go to the trouble to come out during the special run-off election on July 31st.
I'll bet we're thinking of the same person. She's a walking, talking Dewhurst commercial that's programmed to play anytime the name Cruz is spoken.
Do you actually take your case before the appraisal review board, or do you just deal with the on-the-payroll county appraisers?
We have property in five counties. I have always had success in getting a fair appraisal when I plead my case before the board, even when the CAD insists on a higher value.
One county tried to raise the value of a rent house 17% this year, despite a flat market, and after multiple consultations with the CAD, with facts and figures, the appraisers simply would not back down. Five minutes with the appraisal review board, showing them comparable actual nearby sales, and they overruled the appraisers and left the value at last year’s figure.
The trick is to go with a simple presentation of actual comparable sales and properties, using demonstrable facts and figures. An emotional argument or a presentation without evidence won’t work.
I think local governments are insisting the CADs set higher appraised values this year to bring in more tax dollars without raising rates. They count on many property owners not filing protests.
Oh, wow! You nailed that question with the obvious. A gamechanger, tonight’s debate. Cruz was extremely informed and precise and comfortable in his own skin, and engaged in every question. I hope he has the funds to win— he certainly has the chops to win, and means it.
his 3 FR supporters? I would assume those 3 paid campaign staffers are spinning the press at the debate...kind of like they do on here...you know ..with that witty...Ted Cruz is a LAWYER .....type stuff
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