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Ted Cruz Spends First Day in the Senate Making News and Making Waves
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Posted on 01/05/2013 6:22:59 AM PST by Perdogg

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has barely taken his oath of office as a United States Senator and he is already making news. He has a Washington Post op-ed in which he reiterates his "opportunity conservatism" approach to governance.

The first bill he will file will be to repeal Obamacare. This and a combative stance on guns and fiscal policy have gotten the notice of the media.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 113th; banglist; obamacare; obamataxhike; teaparty; tedcruz; texas; zerocare
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Ted Cruz on Mark Levin show at 54:22 mark - make sure you mute you volume prior to adjusting the player volume or you will be blasted
1 posted on 01/05/2013 6:23:05 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Well, he had my vote.

I hope he keeps his attitude up and not get Potomac Fever.


2 posted on 01/05/2013 6:28:32 AM PST by Kimmers
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To: Perdogg

Time for someone to introduce legislation repealing the FAILED Gun Free School Zones Act.


3 posted on 01/05/2013 6:30:30 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Perdogg
Here in Texas, we absolutely crushed the republican establishment with the election of Ted Cruz.

Perry and Dewhurst went down in flames and I couldn't be more elated.

4 posted on 01/05/2013 6:32:26 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: ez

Isn’t that a State, not a Federal issue?


5 posted on 01/05/2013 6:36:20 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Perdogg
the fiscal cliff deal, which had few spending cuts, proved that it was Obama and not he who was being intransigent.

This is the only point that I might disagree on. As I understand it, the fiscal cliff deal had no spending cuts, maybe some decreases to proposed increases in spending but no real cuts.

6 posted on 01/05/2013 6:36:31 AM PST by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: Perdogg

“opportunity conservatism”

I like that phrase. It’s something that even liberals can understand and it cut’s to the heart of true conservatism. It’s almost Reaganesque.


7 posted on 01/05/2013 6:46:23 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Perdogg
Cruz responded by suggesting that the president had campaigned on spending cuts and that the fiscal cliff deal, which had few spending cuts, proved that it was Obama and not he who was being intransigent

Wolfie Boy Blitzer probably was at a loss for words when Cruz called Obama intransigent.

8 posted on 01/05/2013 6:48:45 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: Perdogg

No, although states and school districts are free to make their own laws superceding the GFSZA, attacking the bill on a National stage would shift the debate in our favor. Their side is going for broke...we need an equal push back in the opposite direction.
I would also favor repealing the 1968 Gun Control Act, and whatever law took automatic weapons away from American citizens. Ultimate push back to the original intent of the Second Amendment.
They are making more noise than we are so need to go radical.


9 posted on 01/05/2013 6:51:00 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Perdogg

Bravo! How do we support this guy and guys like him? Just keep writing positive, supportive emails?


10 posted on 01/05/2013 6:55:04 AM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Perdogg

Now the media, which never looks into the backgrounds of Democratic politicians, will start digging into Ted Cruz’s life from grade school, through college, and his time in Texas politics. I hope he stays strong through all this because we know the liberal establishment and their shadow buddies in the media hate conservative non-white politicians with a venom much worse than that for a white conservative. As someone stated earlier let’s hope he doesn’t come down with “Potomac fever” or fall under the influence of that weasel Mitch McConnell.


11 posted on 01/05/2013 7:11:03 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: servantboy777

We need to go for Cornyn next. Cruz immediately said he will be voting “more conservative” than Cornyn. I believe the Dems will stage a comeback in 2014 if Perry is again the nominee for governor.


12 posted on 01/05/2013 7:11:42 AM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: servantboy777; Reddon; Ditter; Jane Long; DirtyHarryY2K; Clay Moore; Bigun; hadaclueonce; ...
Perry and Dewhurst went down in flames and I couldn't be more elated.

That's why it's past time to retire GOP-E Dewhurst to his ranch.

Give Dewhurst the Boot in 2014 (((Ping List)))

To be added or removed from this list, freepmail me.
This is a low volume ping list at this time.

/johnny

13 posted on 01/05/2013 7:17:25 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Perdogg

Thanks for posting. HOORAY Ted! Maybe...finally...hopefully...some representation inside the collective?

“—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. “ - America’s finest

Bastiat....

Legal Plunder Has Many Names

Now, legal plunder can be committed in an infinite number of ways. Thus we have an infinite number of plans for organizing it: tariffs, protection, benefits, subsidies, encouragements, progressive taxation, public schools, guaranteed jobs, guaranteed profits, minimum wages, a right to relief, a right to the tools of labor, free credit, and so on, and so on. All these plans as a whole — with their common aim of legal plunder — constitute socialism.

Now, since under this definition socialism is a body of doctrine, what attack can be made against it other than a war of doctrine? If you find this socialistic doctrine to be false, absurd, and evil, then refute it. And the more false, the more absurd, and the more evil it is, the easier it will be to refute. Above all, if you wish to be strong, begin by rooting out every particle of socialism that may have crept into your legislation. This will be no light task.

Socialism Is Legal Plunder

The Law Defends Plunder

But it does not always do this. Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame, danger, and scruple which their acts would otherwise involve. Sometimes the law places the whole apparatus of judges, police, prisons, and gendarmes at the service of the plunderers, and treats the victim — when he defends himself — as a criminal.

This legal plunder may be only an isolated stain among the legislative measures of the people. If so, it is best to wipe it out with a minimum of speeches and denunciations — and in spite of the uproar of the vested interests.


14 posted on 01/05/2013 7:21:31 AM PST by PGalt
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To: ez
My neighborhood has a fair number of folks with automatic weapons. They are owned by folks here providing diplomats protection at foreign embassies ~ etc.

So far no incidents. But these guys are all highly trained.

Automatic weapons are a far different thing than ordinary firearms ~ nobody should even attempt firing one without serious training and practice on a range. One of their little problems that can actually knock people flat on their backs firing at the sky is ROTATION because of recoil. You have to learn to HOLD THE GUN DOWN ~ and that's not something everybody can do successfully. Remember those little 3 round bangers those women had at Waco? There was enough rotation to run those suckers right up the sides of the buildings to where they were firing on their own guys on assault ladders!

Gotta' be weight and strength standards for folks with automatic weapons ~ NO SMALL PEOPLE ALLOWED.

It's going to be a while yet before the recoil problem is properly addressed in a light autofire weapon. Maybe flechettes are the answer ~ might not be up to snuff for combat use, but around the 'hood, you could certainly defend your home with cornermounted Quad F's eh!

Dude's breaking in the window ~ take him out with a cloud of needles. They might break in, but they don't break out!

15 posted on 01/05/2013 7:22:56 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Perdogg

A lot of things used to be left to the states. The states rights should be a key strategy, but during a statist regime federalizing everything through the media, seems we have a few willing to meet the opposition on the field— in the media.


16 posted on 01/05/2013 7:34:18 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Perdogg

Rubio/Cruz 2016!!!


17 posted on 01/05/2013 7:34:55 AM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: PGalt

> Thanks for posting. HOORAY Ted! Maybe...finally...hopefully...some representation inside the collective?

As long as the Sith Palpatine Barack Hussen Obama doesn’t approach Cruz and promise him wealth and power if he serves under him as his apprentice, maybe...O’ has a supernatural ability to convert weak minded people and put them under his sell.


18 posted on 01/05/2013 7:35:14 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Perdogg

I hope he does the right thing. So many of these politicians flip faster than flipping hotcakes.


19 posted on 01/05/2013 7:38:44 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

Rubio is not eligible to be President, as his father was not a citizen when Marco was born. I doubt if I will even vote in 2016 - doubt if any of us will - but I won’t vote for Rubio. Obama the Ineligible Twice was bad enough.


20 posted on 01/05/2013 7:38:59 AM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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To: dowcaet

LOL,,,if the Obamedia starts picking on him, Cruz is eminently qualified to defend himself. I’ll never forget Chris Wallace’s stunned expression when Cruz began to recite the outline of the US Constitution which he had memorized when he was a teenager. Priceless.


21 posted on 01/05/2013 7:38:59 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: dowcaet

The Texas GOPe and Yeller Dog dems have been trying to run Ted off from the start. So far its only empowered him.


22 posted on 01/05/2013 7:47:33 AM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: Perdogg

God bless ya Ted.


23 posted on 01/05/2013 7:48:54 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Perdogg

God Bless you Ted Cruz.
Disrupt them, and get them off their game.
Signal the others.


24 posted on 01/05/2013 7:49:18 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Perdogg

Great stuff thanks.


25 posted on 01/05/2013 7:49:18 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Theodore R.; JRandomFreeper

Perry is the consummmate opportunist and will revert back to his dem roots to remain governer. It wouldn’t be a hard campaign change for him either, considering his history of engaging in corporate welfare, nanny statism, stomping on private poperty rights and cozy relationship with illegals. He has lost his trust with the Tea Party with his endorsement and push for Dewhurst against Cruz, but the growing number of Kalifornia refugees to Texas will most probably assure his re-election.


26 posted on 01/05/2013 7:52:16 AM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: Theodore R.

Perry is well liked here. He will be Governor as long as he wants and the law allows.

Deworst and his GOPe bunch need to go, but the dems have zero Texas wants after poopin in the nest for a 100 years..


27 posted on 01/05/2013 7:52:39 AM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: ez

Amen.
God Bless Ted Cruz for being the man in the arena.

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.”
(THEODORE ROOSEVELT Paris Sorbonne,1910)


28 posted on 01/05/2013 7:55:14 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Cruz is scheduled to be on Fox News Sunday tomorrow, I think.


29 posted on 01/05/2013 8:04:16 AM PST by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
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To: TADSLOS

I just moved back to TX in 2012 and am surprised at the nanny statism that has grown here. What happened? Liberals from CA?


30 posted on 01/05/2013 8:07:38 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: backwoods-engineer

I’ve said that Rubio is not eligible since his name came up for VP. Many here have ignored or denied that Rubio was an anchor baby and, thus, ineligible.

If BO is ineligible because his father wasn’t a citizen, then what about Rubio? I say, they are both ineligible.

I’m not voting for him because he is not conservative....he fooled a bunch of us when he ran for the Senate. If a Conservative is not on the ticket, I’m not voting. Hear that GOP?


31 posted on 01/05/2013 8:08:14 AM PST by jch10 (Hey GOP! Only Conservatives get my vote.)
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To: Perdogg

He may *want* to file that bill, but Harry Reid will not permit it to be heard by any committee, much less voted on.


32 posted on 01/05/2013 8:10:25 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: dowcaet

“because we know the liberal establishment and their shadow buddies in the media hate conservative non-white politicians”

NEWSFLASH: Ted Cruz is white. There were many white, and even blonde blue-eyed people in Cuba. There still are some. Cuba was a colony of Spain. Many Spaniards are white, especially in Asturias. They are descended from the Visigoths. Many Asturians went to Cuba. Hence there were white people there.


33 posted on 01/05/2013 8:13:45 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: dowcaet

“because we know the liberal establishment and their shadow buddies in the media hate conservative non-white politicians”

NEWSFLASH: Ted Cruz is white. There were many white, and even blonde blue-eyed people in Cuba. There still are some. Cuba was a colony of Spain. Many Spaniards are white, especially in Asturias. They are descended from the Visigoths. Many Asturians went to Cuba. Hence there were white people there.


34 posted on 01/05/2013 8:14:13 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo

NEWFLASH: Race and ethnicity are not the same. There are many Caucasian Hispanics.


35 posted on 01/05/2013 8:26:21 AM PST by ContraryMary
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To: JRandomFreeper
God bless Ted! And, may He continue to bless Texas.

Let's give Dewberry AND Cornball the boot in 2014!!

Michael Williams for Senator!

36 posted on 01/05/2013 8:32:02 AM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: Rusty0604

Yes, if you live in or near any Texas metropolitan area. Especially so in Austin.


37 posted on 01/05/2013 8:32:11 AM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: ContraryMary

Why are you writing this to me? I just wrote to the other person who said that Cruz was *not white*. You should be writing to him.
And p.s.- there is no such thing as a Hispanic.


38 posted on 01/05/2013 8:49:33 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Perdogg

Cruz is the most articulate politician I have ever hear. Hear his father at a Tea Party meeting, and he is equally so, although he has this Cuban accent, like Desi. Cruz is ferocious in debate in a lawyerly way. He is a comer, but since he was born in Canada, not in that direction.


39 posted on 01/05/2013 9:01:20 AM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Rusty0604

Yep. Mostly CA in the Peoples’ Republic of Austin, anyway. They still have to mind their manners when they enter the real Texas.


40 posted on 01/05/2013 9:02:51 AM PST by LoneStar42
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To: Rusty0604

It starts with the Bushes. “Compassionate Conservatism” you know. NCLB, the idea that an infinite amount of money to the schools can make up for the lack of fathers. etc. Just read the Dallas Morning News to see how Highland Park/University is thinking .


41 posted on 01/05/2013 9:11:05 AM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: TADSLOS
Perry is the consummmate opportunist and will revert back to his dem roots to remain governer.

The Trans Texas Corridor is not dead, only sleeping, look for revival soon.

42 posted on 01/05/2013 9:30:27 AM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: Rusty0604

I hope Texas is not falling prey to that lefty crap too. It’s the only large state left that hasn’t fallen to their destructive wave.


43 posted on 01/05/2013 9:38:03 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: freekitty

I have some friends in Texas that know Cruz personally. They tell me he is the real deal.

I will continue to hope they are correct.


44 posted on 01/05/2013 9:55:52 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (I don't Trust a Government that doesn't Trust me. How about you Comrade?)
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To: muawiyah

Ever shot a 9mm Uzi full auto? I have, a silenced one at that. It had little recoil and was so well balanced that there was no climb at all.


45 posted on 01/05/2013 10:26:19 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: jsanders2001

Exactly. Post/thread BUMP! Ted Cruz BUMP!


46 posted on 01/05/2013 10:42:37 AM PST by PGalt
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To: TexasRepublic
Our command track at the time had some OLD STUFF assigned to it ~ this was the unit with the super duper international radio communication capability (fun to mess with) so access was all. There was an UZI there, and an old WWII greasegun (as they were called). Plus, in battle array we had quad 50s.

We didn't fire the Uzi but we did break it down and put it back together ~ no idea how old the item was but it was definitely early.

My understanding of it was that with the back door down it could be held and fired door center and there would be rounds filling the door opening ~ so that was your first line of personal defense if you were supposed to be in there.

Never tried it. This was in Germany ~ that was Track 47 of the 115 ~ same number and style used for the lead track in Desert Storm ~ remember the tank rolling across the desert. That was an Infantry command track carrying the camera, and every now and then the tank would take turns as the picture taker.

That was a rush for me ~ imagine what it was like for the guys on the scene that day.

BTW, all tracked vehicles typical of the 60s were decommissioned, stripped down, refurbed and had whole new engine packs mounted inside, and whole new chassis and drive train stuffed in and around.

Ain't nothin' in the world beats being TC on the Autobahn ~

47 posted on 01/05/2013 12:44:41 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: TexasRepublic
My understanding of the Uzi design is that it's users were going to be mostly urban Jewish guys who'd never been allowed access to arms, and couldn't be depended on to hit a target so the weapon had to do that work for them.

Low recoil also made it suitible for use by women and children, as need be, and Fur Shur Jewish weapons designers knew what "need be" could and would mean.

More modern versions don't throw up that protective blanket of bullets and, I've heard, can actually be aimed!

Two firearms I think were inspired by God were the earliest Uzis and the flechette guns ~ designed during the Nam but abandoned as maybe inhumane (turn your enemy to deboned hamburger in 10 round bursts).

48 posted on 01/05/2013 12:50:08 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
There's an app for that.
49 posted on 01/05/2013 1:11:27 PM PST by kitchen (Due to the increased price of ammo, do not expect a warning shot.)
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To: Rusty0604

too many by half, yes.


50 posted on 01/05/2013 1:38:58 PM PST by ro_dreaming (G.K. Chesterton, “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and lef)
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