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Ted Cruz: Mitt Romney ‘French-kissed’ Barack Obama
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Posted on 11/16/2012 4:44:24 PM PST by Arthurio

By KEVIN ROBILLARD | 11/16/12 4:38 PM EST

Sen.-elect Ted Cruz believes Mitt Romney got a little too close to Barack Obama in the third presidential debate.

“I’m pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama,” Cruz said in a speech at the Federalist Society’s annual conference Friday.

Cruz said that conservatives failed to make their case to the American people, leaving Romney no choice but to move toward the president. “We didn’t win the argument, we didn’t even make the argument” throughout much of 2012, Cruz said.

But in the first debate, he argued, that changed.

“It was the one time we actually contested ideas, presented two viewpoints and directions for the country,” he said. “And then inevitably, there are these mandarins of politics, who give the voice: ‘Don’t show any contrasts. Don’t rock the boat.’ So by the third debate, I’m pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama.

“I have no doubt that there is a focus group somewhere of undecided Ohio voters who have been living in a cave for the last 30 years, who decided they liked that,” Cruz continued. “‘Don’t show any disagreement whatsoever with the president. Don’t rock the boat. Just be a nice guy.’”

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1 posted on 11/16/2012 4:44:28 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Ted Cruz <- NEW LEADER


2 posted on 11/16/2012 4:45:36 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Arthurio

lolz, good point


3 posted on 11/16/2012 4:47:17 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: struggle

No thanks. I’m disgusted with republicans tearing each other down.


4 posted on 11/16/2012 4:47:50 PM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: Arthurio

EEEWWWWWWWW Sheesh the image just when I am about to have dinner. Someone pass me a Barf Bag


5 posted on 11/16/2012 4:49:08 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: linn37
Look here now, some Republicans are losers ~ they've got to be informed of their plight.

That's not tearing anybody down ~ that's just making it real!

6 posted on 11/16/2012 4:50:42 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Arthurio

I’m sure Man’s Country Barry has french kissed a few men in his time...


7 posted on 11/16/2012 4:50:55 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("God only knows it's not what we would choose to do." - Lyric from Us and Them - Pink Floyd)
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To: linn37

So am I.

And now...I have a new attitude about Cruz.


8 posted on 11/16/2012 4:54:34 PM PST by Running On Empty (The three sorriest words: "It's too late")
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To: Running On Empty; linn37

It is a gross imagery, but we need for republicans to get mean and dirty back at the Democrats. We have to fight for our country. Right now, it only seems like Rep. Allen West in Florida is doing it.


9 posted on 11/16/2012 4:56:59 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: Arthurio

Ted Cruz gets it.


10 posted on 11/16/2012 4:57:29 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: struggle

I cannot believe he said that. That does not bode well for the future. How embarrassing.


11 posted on 11/16/2012 5:01:05 PM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: linn37

Romney may wear the big “R” sweater, but he’s no Republican and cannot articulate the conservative message. Oh, he can parrot it, but he doesn’t believe it so cannot communicate it. I remember him very recently spitting on the memory of Ronald Reagan.


12 posted on 11/16/2012 5:01:19 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Arthurio

Myth kissed Barrys ass... only thing missing was the lipstick...


13 posted on 11/16/2012 5:01:34 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: linn37

I agree with you. And that was so undignified for a congressman. Hopefully some of the veteran congresscritters will speak to him and tell him that was unwise and uncalled for.


14 posted on 11/16/2012 5:02:24 PM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Fine then fight democrats,not each other.


15 posted on 11/16/2012 5:02:38 PM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: penelopesire

You will love this!
GO TED CRUZ!


16 posted on 11/16/2012 5:03:30 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Only if we want to be relagated to being the minority party for the next twenty years.


17 posted on 11/16/2012 5:03:45 PM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Arthurio
Ted Cruz: Mitt Romney ‘French-kissed’ Barack Obama

Then what did Chris Christie do?

18 posted on 11/16/2012 5:05:03 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Third Person
Absolutely!

I have been disgusted with Rubio, Jindal, and Christie going after Romney for finally telling it like it is. Obama has been playing Santa Clause with our money, but Cruz nailed what happened in that last debate.

Romney had a chance to show a difference between himself and Obama, but instead he agreed with almost everything Obama said.

19 posted on 11/16/2012 5:05:59 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: Arthurio
Since we lost, lets feed on our own..........I'm sure the Rats will provide the napkins.


20 posted on 11/16/2012 5:07:03 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: onyx

“Cruz said centrist strategies were doomed to fail Republicans, who should instead focus on a simple motto: “Our ideas work. Theirs don’t.”

Bingo!! Cruz has the ability to explain our side of things to the average American in a way they can understand. I pray he gets a stronger leadership role.

Cruz.....the one bright spot of Nov. 6, 2012.


21 posted on 11/16/2012 5:15:13 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

Unfortunately, he was born in Canada, so he is not eligible for POTUS.


22 posted on 11/16/2012 5:17:25 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Christie has the mumps, he’s not pregnant.


23 posted on 11/16/2012 5:18:14 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Arthurio

LOL

Sounds like he has a promising future.


24 posted on 11/16/2012 5:22:03 PM PST by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Arthurio

He won in Texas. Texas. That’s like winning a Big Mac at McDonald’s. It’s a given. Show me how well you do in a nationwide election and maybe I’ll listen to your childish analogies. So tired of all of these people.


25 posted on 11/16/2012 5:23:08 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.")
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To: DallasSun

I guess you missed the election a couple weeks ago.

How’d Mr. Nice Guy do?


26 posted on 11/16/2012 5:25:24 PM PST by digger48
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To: Jim Robinson
I remember him very recently spitting on the memory of Ronald Reagan.

Please expound.

27 posted on 11/16/2012 5:25:29 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.")
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To: Arthurio
Disappointing. Ted Cruz endorsed Mitt Romney and shouldn't be back-stabbing now. What happened to Ronald Reagan's 11th commandment "Thou shalt not speak ill of any Republican"??

I supported Cruz during the primary and contributed to his campaign. Hopefully it's just a case of post-election over-exuberance.

28 posted on 11/16/2012 5:25:40 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: ShadowDancer

Is Texas all that much different demographically than many of the blue states? We have our share of minorities, and yet Republicans do manage to win state-wide races....maybe the National GOP can learn a thing or two from how we do things in Texas.


29 posted on 11/16/2012 5:25:43 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Of course it is. Are you comparing the voting history of Texas to Michigan?


30 posted on 11/16/2012 5:28:43 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.")
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To: ShadowDancer

I don’t care about past history, and FWIW back in the day a Texas Democrat was more conservative than most Rockefeller Republicans.


31 posted on 11/16/2012 5:31:35 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: linn37
I’m disgusted with republicans tearing each other down.

The only Republican in that story was Cruz.

32 posted on 11/16/2012 5:36:15 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: dfwgator

In Texas, with the exception of Austin, there are fewer dumb white liberals and more conservative Tejano-type hispanics. Therefore, for now, our state goes Republican.


33 posted on 11/16/2012 5:37:25 PM PST by 3Fingas
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To: dfwgator

You’re proving my point for me. Cruz getting elected in Texas doesn’t mean squat. Let’s see how well his talk does nationally.


34 posted on 11/16/2012 5:38:00 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.")
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To: 3Fingas

And why are the Tejanos conservative?


35 posted on 11/16/2012 5:38:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Belief in the family, more religious, and have a shared long-term investment in our state.... Lots of Tejanos have been here many generations and they believe in and love Texas.


36 posted on 11/16/2012 5:43:28 PM PST by 3Fingas
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To: dfwgator
"I don’t care about past history, and FWIW back in the day a Texas Democrat was more conservative than most Rockefeller Republicans."

Hell, most any Democrat was more Conservative than those spendthrift big gubmint Socialist RINOs.

37 posted on 11/16/2012 5:44:36 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: linn37

So am I.... very damn much.

What we need to do is focus on the future..... not keep picking the bones of the past.

Besides, Romney was/is not the real enemy. Folks continue to look past what really gave Obama a second term....... it was the media.


38 posted on 11/16/2012 5:56:29 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Menehune56

I supported Romney too. Excited even though not my first choice. But Ted is right.


39 posted on 11/16/2012 6:03:07 PM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: ShadowDancer

Cruz won KBHutchinson’s senate seat after a grueling primary against a RINO Dewhurst who was the GOPe’s boy and was endorsed by Perry and had a family bankroll. It went into a tiebreaker, so to speak. Levin got on it, so did other conservatives and Cruz then prevailed.

He has some very conservative things to say.

Here’s from wiki (can’t b ALL made up):

(HE can make fun of the make out king all he wants, far as I’m concerned)

Legal career

Cruz also served as a law clerk to William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, and J. Michael Luttig of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.[15] Cruz was the first Hispanic ever to clerk for a Chief Justice of the United States.[16]

Cruz has authored more than 80 briefs before the United States Supreme Court and presented 43 oral arguments, including nine before the United States Supreme Court.

In the landmark case of District of Columbia v. Heller, Cruz assembled a coalition of thirty-one states in defense of the principle that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms.[17] Cruz also presented oral argument for the amici states in the companion case to Heller before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

In addition to his victory in Heller, Cruz has successfully defended the Ten Commandments monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds, the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools and the 2003 Texas redistricting plan.[18]

Cruz also successfully defended, in Medellin v. Texas, the State of Texas against an attempt by the International Court of Justice to re-open the criminal convictions of 51 murderers on death row throughout the United States.[19


40 posted on 11/16/2012 6:03:07 PM PST by stanne
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To: ShadowDancer

Cruz won KBHutchinson’s senate seat after a grueling primary against a RINO Dewhurst who was the GOPe’s boy and was endorsed by Perry and had a family bankroll. It went into a tiebreaker, so to speak. Levin got on it, so did other conservatives and Cruz then prevailed.

He has some very conservative things to say.

Here’s from wiki (can’t b ALL made up):

(HE can make fun of the make out king all he wants, far as I’m concerned)

Legal career

Cruz also served as a law clerk to William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, and J. Michael Luttig of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.[15] Cruz was the first Hispanic ever to clerk for a Chief Justice of the United States.[16]

Cruz has authored more than 80 briefs before the United States Supreme Court and presented 43 oral arguments, including nine before the United States Supreme Court.

In the landmark case of District of Columbia v. Heller, Cruz assembled a coalition of thirty-one states in defense of the principle that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms.[17] Cruz also presented oral argument for the amici states in the companion case to Heller before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

In addition to his victory in Heller, Cruz has successfully defended the Ten Commandments monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds, the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools and the 2003 Texas redistricting plan.[18]

Cruz also successfully defended, in Medellin v. Texas, the State of Texas against an attempt by the International Court of Justice to re-open the criminal convictions of 51 murderers on death row throughout the United States.[19


41 posted on 11/16/2012 6:03:07 PM PST by stanne
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To: Menehune56

I agree, but let us all take note of what these criticisms tell us

Christie and Jindahl are attacking Romney from the LEFT

Cruz is attacking him from the RIGHT

If the GOP-e is to take a path, observing why this election was lost, they should listen to Cruz before RINOs like Christie.


42 posted on 11/16/2012 6:03:56 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: ShadowDancer; Hot Tabasco

Sorry for the long double post.

That Zombie picture Hot Tabasco keeps posting has me a little shaky.


43 posted on 11/16/2012 6:07:44 PM PST by stanne
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To: Viennacon

Viennacon, You’re right. Was wondering why this was not bugging me. You nailed it.


44 posted on 11/16/2012 6:09:09 PM PST by stanne
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To: Arthurio
Cruz is dead on right when he said, “It was the one time we actually contested ideas, presented two viewpoints and directions for the country,” he said. “And then inevitably, there are these mandarins of politics, who give the voice: ‘Don’t show any contrasts. Don’t rock the boat.’ So by the third debate, I’m pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama.
45 posted on 11/16/2012 6:09:13 PM PST by RginTN
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To: 3Fingas

Same could be said for many Hispanics in California. But their Republican Party is non-existant.


46 posted on 11/16/2012 6:24:04 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: linn37

Romney isn’t really a republican.

Romney never belonged in republican politics.

With Romney it was the little things, like leaving the republican party and eventually coming to support democrats with donations, fundraising, and even voting democrat after rejecting Reagan and his conservatism, and the Reagan revolution.

“I think Bill Weld comes as close as anyone,” Romney said when asked whom in his party he aligned with.

“I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush,”

“I’m not a partisan politician. My hope is that, after this election, it will be the moderates of both parties who will control the Senate, not the Jesse Helmses.”

“These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.”


47 posted on 11/16/2012 6:50:45 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb FischerÂ’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: dfwgator

I am pretty sure you can count on one hand the number of people with hispanic names who were born in Canada.


48 posted on 11/16/2012 6:55:55 PM PST by impimp
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To: ShadowDancer
He won in Texas. Texas. That’s like winning a Big Mac at McDonald’s.

You are way off base, Cruz didn't stand a chance in Texas until Palin stepped in, Dewhurst was the agreed upon winner in what was to be an easy, race for the establishment and Governor Perry's endorsee.

49 posted on 11/16/2012 7:00:20 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb FischerÂ’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: ansel12

Meanwhile back at the White house we still have an idiot in charge...


50 posted on 11/16/2012 7:02:22 PM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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