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Ted Cruz shocks Texas political establishment, crushes David Dewhurst
Dallas Morning News ^

Posted on 07/31/2012 10:38:01 PM PDT by Arthurio

AUSTIN — Ted Cruz, the top appellate lawyer turned tea party favorite, shocked the political establishment Tuesday, grabbing the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate and virtually guaranteeing that he’ll be Texas’ first Hispanic senator.

Cruz handily defeated Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a Republican runoff for the seat of U.S.

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1 posted on 07/31/2012 10:38:12 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio
Ted Cruz, the top appellate lawyer turned tea party favorite, shocked the political establishment Tuesday, grabbing the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate and virtually guaranteeing that he’ll be Texas’ first Hispanic senator.

He's not Hispanic. He's a Texan. Remember the Alamo!

2 posted on 07/31/2012 10:41:03 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Arthurio

Sweet!


3 posted on 07/31/2012 10:42:02 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Arthurio
Some headline writer is going to have to go to re-education camp. That's way too edgy for the Dallas Morning Snooze.

It almost sounds approving, and worse, truthful.

/johnny

4 posted on 07/31/2012 10:44:09 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: P-Marlowe

Actually he was born in Canada.


5 posted on 07/31/2012 10:44:33 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Arthurio

Why label every fricking person as ethnic? Cruz is American. We are all Americans. Stop dividing us into categories based on ethnicity, color, national origin, religion etc. A person is either a patriotic American or he is not. That is all that matters.


6 posted on 07/31/2012 10:45:55 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will encourage cancer cells in your body.)
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To: Arthurio
"...shocked the political establishment..."

I'm sure the GOP-e was only "shocked" that they couldn't muster enough sheeple votes to beat the Tea Party candidate with their usual bag of tricks and truck loads of money.

I think they know their days are numbered, and that we're coming for them. They may have managed to get their boy Romney in play, but the rest belongs to us.

7 posted on 07/31/2012 10:48:45 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: Arthurio

Perry and Palin

The results were a blow to Gov. Rick Perry, who joined several statewide constitutional officers in a strong, late-hour push to rescue Dewhurst. Perry appeared in several ads on Dewhurst’s behalf. But after Perry’s own debacle in the GOP presidential primaries last fall, one independent polling firm found that as a political prize, he was a distant second to Palin, the 2008 vice presidential nominee who worked hard for Cruz.

Rice University political scientist Mark Jones said Palin performed an indispensable service for Cruz. In mid-May, after a pro-Dewhurst super PAC ran TV ads claiming Cruz was against property tax cuts in 2005 and was soft on Chinese ripoffs of U.S. intellectual property, Palin appeared in ads vouching for Cruz’s conservatism. “She helped inoculate him,” Jones said.

Heh heh heh ... ditzy broad from AK ... heh heh heh ....


8 posted on 07/31/2012 10:50:39 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: entropy12
Why label every fricking person as ethnic? Cruz is American. We are all Americans. Stop dividing us into categories based on ethnicity, color, national origin, religion etc. A person is either a patriotic American or he is not. That is all that matters.



9 posted on 07/31/2012 10:51:03 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

The lesson here is that the Tea Party is a force to be reckoned with.
And Ted will do all he can to regain the Senate.
Romney can stand bye for the **** storm that is coming if he crosses us.


10 posted on 07/31/2012 10:52:32 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Windflier
I'm sure the GOP-e was only "shocked" that they couldn't muster enough sheeple votes to beat the Tea Party candidate with their usual bag of tricks and truck loads of money.

I got an E-Mail from Senator Imhofe begging me to contribute $2000 to Dewhurst. I immediatly unsubscribed to his e-mail list and told him he should have backed Cruz, like Palin and Demint.

11 posted on 07/31/2012 10:53:35 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Arthurio

Time to Tea Party!!


12 posted on 07/31/2012 10:54:41 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: jessduntno
"...a pro-Dewhurst super PAC ran TV ads claiming Cruz was against property tax cuts in 2005..."

Funny....Dewhurst tried to push through a state income tax in Texas. Bet none of his ads dropped a dime on that little factoid. Frikken Dem-RINO.

13 posted on 07/31/2012 10:54:49 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: mylife
Romney can stand by for the **** storm that is coming if he crosses us.

Amen, and pass the ammunition.

14 posted on 07/31/2012 10:57:56 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

It’s our best shot at regaining America.
The sad part is Obama has stuff all set up to go into effect in our watch.
We need strong folks to see us through all the blame we will get for his lousy policy’s.


15 posted on 07/31/2012 11:01:20 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Arthurio

Finally, some great news!

Awesome win-taken away from the elites hold back to the people.


16 posted on 07/31/2012 11:01:30 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Windflier

Bravo!


17 posted on 07/31/2012 11:04:11 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Arthurio

Wow, congratulations Ted. If we can surround Romney with a bunch of new Senators even the Nervous Nellies should be calmed.


18 posted on 07/31/2012 11:04:59 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

The DMN seems to be slowly, slowly trying to work their way back to a centrist position from the extreme far left they’re on right now. Something about how their revenues seem to keep declining the further left they go.


19 posted on 07/31/2012 11:05:13 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: mylife

“The lesson here is that the Tea Party is a force to be reckoned with. And Ted will do all he can to regain the Senate. Romney can stand bye for the **** storm that is coming if he crosses us.”

This is huge. It’s going to be pretty hard for the Grand Old Potty to ignore this. They need to be flushed and they know it.


20 posted on 07/31/2012 11:06:44 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: Windflier

“They....they.....they....” forget it. These people get elected because of the way people think and act not some mysterious Wizard of Oz behind the scenes. In four years the Tea Party will be considered “establishment”.


21 posted on 07/31/2012 11:07:08 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: P-Marlowe
Ted Cruz, the top appellate lawyer turned tea party favorite, shocked the political establishment Tuesday, grabbing the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate and virtually guaranteeing that he’ll be Texas’ first Hispanic senator.

But .. but .. but .. those Tea Party hicks are just a bunch of old racist white guys LOL

22 posted on 07/31/2012 11:08:05 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Arthurio

My only concern is that Nolan Ryan backed Dewhurst.


23 posted on 07/31/2012 11:08:15 PM PDT by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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To: Spktyr
I'll believe it when I see it. Not that I'd actually buy that rag. I think I cancelled my subscription in 1997.

Same with the Startle-Gram.

Buncha leftwing Kansas City faggots.

/johnny

24 posted on 07/31/2012 11:08:32 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: P-Marlowe
I got an E-Mail from Senator Imhofe begging me to contribute $2000 to Dewhurst.

This race sure did smoke out some very high profile establishment types, didn't it?

I think the Cruz/Dewhurst race is a pivotal moment in the emerging battle for the ownership of the GOP. There's going to be a rapid withdrawal of support for those who were on the wrong side of it.

The devastating numbers really tell the story. You can bet the moderate wing of the Republican party is reeling tonight, because of them. Those numbers are saying that the people are fully awake, and are watching every move their elected representatives are making.

If their record shows that they're not onboard with the goals and purposes of the Tea Party, it's only a matter of time until it's their turn to be ousted.

25 posted on 07/31/2012 11:11:59 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

What has really changed with-in the Tea Party movement, besides credible candidates is the level or at least close to
level playing field these Conservative Superpacs have created.
With a good candidate, a level or close to level playing field, no HOUSE OR SENATE RINO is safe. None.
Where these RINO’s have always had the Big Money advantage and scared away other possible candidates, the Conservative
Superpacs have counter-balanced enough to make it level.
And with a level or close to level playing field, the GOPe’s
Astroturfers are no match for REAL Conservative Grassroots Armies.


26 posted on 07/31/2012 11:14:24 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Arthurio

What an absolutely delightful headline!!! I’m loving this.


27 posted on 07/31/2012 11:16:33 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Positive

“My only concern is that Nolan Ryan backed Dewhurst.”

Wellllll ... Nolan will see that we just played The Grand Old Potty a little chin music, then, won’t he?


28 posted on 07/31/2012 11:16:33 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I see it occasionally when I eat at Chick-Fil-A, or online. They are slowly, slowly sliding back towards the center and apparently hoping nobody notices. FYI, their classified ads section is now down to just one page during the week.


29 posted on 07/31/2012 11:17:07 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: mylife
It’s our best shot at regaining America.

What? By electing a quisling Dem-RINO for president? I'm of the opinion that a straight-up fight would be our best shot to regain our country.

To hell with compromising our timeless American principles for the sake of winning an election, if all we're going to do is put a liberal Republican in office. Better to bring on the Second American Revolution!

30 posted on 07/31/2012 11:17:36 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: Arthurio

We often say, “there’s no Reagan waiting to carry the torch”.

Now...I’m not so sure.

This could be big.


31 posted on 07/31/2012 11:19:19 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Windflier

It’s Obama or Romney at this point.
Unless all hell breaks loose at the convention that’s what we have to work with.
I voted to deny Romney the delegates to become the nominee.

But here we are.


32 posted on 07/31/2012 11:21:48 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tennmountainman
What has really changed with-in the Tea Party movement, besides credible candidates is the level or at least close to level playing field these Conservative Superpacs have created.

With a good candidate, a level or close to level playing field, no HOUSE OR SENATE RINO is safe. None.

Now watch the RINOs circle the wagons and attack the superPACs. They'll stoop at nothing to maintain control of the party. They're as corrupt as the Dems - their partners in crime.

33 posted on 07/31/2012 11:21:48 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

“To hell with compromising our timeless American principles for the sake of winning an election, if all we’re going to do is put a liberal Republican in office. Better to bring on the Second American Revolution!”

I feel the same way, but to be honest I thin I’m more the old bull on the hillside talking with the young bull at my side, looking at the herd of cows below ...


34 posted on 07/31/2012 11:21:59 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: Windflier

Sadly so.


35 posted on 07/31/2012 11:25:31 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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They may not have a choice. Many of the big donors of the past aren’t real happy with the RINOs right now and are giving to the SuperPACs instead. Which the RINOs would need to get elected at this point.


36 posted on 07/31/2012 11:26:49 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Windflier

Why give these Rino’s a chance to change?
Let’s just be done with them. They had their chance.
Why take a risk on them. Just replace them.


37 posted on 07/31/2012 11:28:21 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: ConservativeDude

Maybe we don’t need ‘a’ Reagan. Maybe what we need is a lot of Reagans, a la the end of V for Vendetta.


38 posted on 07/31/2012 11:28:38 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: tennmountainman
As President Reagan said "Somebody who is with me 80% of the time is on my side."

I'm sorry that that may be a paraphrase.

My point is that the have to get the Bad out before we go after the Ugly.

39 posted on 07/31/2012 11:33:49 PM PDT by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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To: mylife
Actually he was born in Canada.

True. But his mother was American, which means he's eligible.

That will doubtless be news to a certain set of morons who know who they are and will self-identify in due course.

40 posted on 07/31/2012 11:36:07 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Positive

No doubt we will have to choose our battles.

Maybe we will get lucky and more RINO’s will retire
(Like That RINO HACK Congressman from Ohio)


41 posted on 07/31/2012 11:40:40 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: entropy12

So we could attack anyone who don’t support Cruz as racist. We have to learn from the Rino who believe in identity politics as much as the left


42 posted on 07/31/2012 11:51:37 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: entropy12
A person is either a patriotic American or he is not. That is all that matters.

That is indeed all that matters!

43 posted on 07/31/2012 11:54:03 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Windflier

Their boy Romney is first and foremost a political animal. If he sees the writing on the wall, he may not completely suck if he wins.


44 posted on 08/01/2012 12:08:20 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Arthurio

45 posted on 08/01/2012 12:35:34 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Arthurio
appeals to voters fed up with Congress’ inaction on the national debt, now at about 70 percent of U.S. annual economic output.

So does that percentage vary based on whether the author includes privately held government debt? Poof, the trust fund debts are gone!
46 posted on 08/01/2012 12:40:00 AM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: Arthurio

What’s an “Hispanic”? Isn’t that a made up word?


47 posted on 08/01/2012 12:43:22 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: cynwoody
True. But his mother was American, which means he's eligible.

Cruz is certainly a citizen and has been one for more than long enough to be eligible to the Senate and the Supreme Court, but not the presidency - but then neither were McCain or Obama eligible to the presidency and that didn't bother the Republican or Democrat leadership. Neither are Rubio or Jindal, but If we want a conservative Hispanic President Suzanna Martinez is not the only possibility, but certainly one I'd vote for if she could get by the Rino block.

Perhaps Cruz will have the courage to cite and explain the common law and precedent next time his party decides its time to ignore the Constitution because its party's war horse feels entitled, in spite of the Constitution. Rinos did their best to block his candidacy. He might be inclined to nail the country club republicans with the truth that had they not supported the ineligible McCain, with major help from the Obama campaign committee, who sponsored two Senate bills, SB 2678 and SR 511 in Februrary and April 2008 respectively, to imply they had rectified McCain's ineligibility, they might have done their job and vetted Obama, born to an alien father and thus not a natural born citizen.

48 posted on 08/01/2012 1:01:48 AM PDT by Spaulding
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To: Dallas59
His-panic = Nervous Fellow = Don Knotts = White Dude
49 posted on 08/01/2012 1:03:49 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Commie is an Impeached Commie.)
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To: tennmountainman
Been looking for this:

U.S. Senate - GOP Runoff
7957 of 7957 Precincts Reporting - 100%

Cruz, Ted - - - - 631,114 - 57%

Dewhurst, David - 480,010 - 43%

yitbos

50 posted on 08/01/2012 1:05:28 AM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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