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Senator Ted Cruz not only Swept the floor on the Gun Control Hearings...
You Tube ^ | 1/29/13

Posted on 01/30/2013 10:20:00 PM PST by Impala64ssa

...He took out the trash


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 113th; awb; banglist; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment; sentedcruz; tedcruz
Sen Cruz bringing desperately needed perspective to the issue of so-called "assault" weapons.
1 posted on 01/30/2013 10:20:13 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Sen. Cruz is no Marco Rubio.


2 posted on 01/30/2013 10:23:56 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

And Marco Rubio is no Ted Cruz.


3 posted on 01/30/2013 10:27:19 PM PST by stanne
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To: Paladin2

What does that mean?


4 posted on 01/30/2013 10:28:03 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: SatinDoll

I would like to hear that answer.


5 posted on 01/30/2013 10:32:48 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Paladin2; Impala64ssa; stanne; SatinDoll; freekitty; Clemenza
Sen. Cruz is no Marco Rubio.

I've sat directly across a table from Ted Cruz listening to him talk four over an hour without notes to a group of about 25 local Republican activists. He's much more impressive than Rubio.

6 posted on 01/30/2013 10:38:22 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Excellent! Bookmarked for future use.


7 posted on 01/30/2013 10:38:22 PM PST by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: Paladin2

Would you mind explaining that comment in further detail?


8 posted on 01/30/2013 10:40:30 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: SatinDoll

Based on the historical vice presidential candidate debate “clips”, the recent “appearance” of Rubio on Rush (and Rubio’s attempt to form a manage a trois with Linda and Juan) and this cogent Cruz presentation (and my general interest in the more subtle end of political humor), you’ll have to puzzle out your own conclusion.


9 posted on 01/30/2013 10:46:41 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Not entirely sure yet that Rubio is the standard.

On 2A, Cruz rocks, and he is Hispanic. Rubio is no Cruz.
On immigration Rubio sort of rocks, and he is Cuban American.
Apple’s and oranges maybe, at this early date.


10 posted on 01/30/2013 10:46:55 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: scott7278

See #9


11 posted on 01/30/2013 10:47:24 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Impala64ssa

I voted for that fellow again and again!

When will Potomac Fever set in?


12 posted on 01/30/2013 10:49:21 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Paladin2

“Rubio is no Cruz.” -—> Cruz is no Rubio, no matter what Rush says.


13 posted on 01/30/2013 10:50:42 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: RitaOK
If A is not B, then B is not A.

QED

14 posted on 01/30/2013 10:51:48 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paleo Conservative

Rubio can talk, blah blah blah. Listen to what he says and read up on his views. With him one must read between the lines, as he’s so busy running circles. Look at the attention he commanded yesterday from the top three.

Cruz speaks. WE’re going to need people who are good at what dems are good at- communicating their points. Dems communicate emotional reactionism (their points).
GPOe s can’t communicate their points because their points are shallow, not in keeping with the Constitution, power hungry, wimpy, defensive and self- loathing.

Cruz takes his point, here, which is all any of them are supposed to be doing - defending the Constitution- and succintly communicates it. It is helpful that he has debating experience from academia, but he keeps it simple, which is probably what he searned there, anyway. He has one task - communicate the point - forget about any other goal or motive.

rubio was so busy schmoozing Shumer (say that 3 times fast) yesterday and going on the circuit that our heads are spinning. Even Rush had to do a double take.

Be-Ware

From Wikip. on Cruz:

While at Princeton, he competed for the American Whig-Cliosophic Society’s Debate Panel as one of North America’s top-ranked parliamentary debaters, winning the top speaker award at both the 1992 U.S. National Debating Championship and the 1992 North American Debating Championship.[13] In 1992, he was named Speaker of the Year and Team of the Year (with his debate partner, David Panton) by the American Parliamentary Debate Association.[13] In 1991 he and his partner came in second to Austan Goolsbee and partner David Gray. Cruz was also a semi-finalist at the 1995 World Universities Debating Championship.

On Rubio:

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida in 1993, and his J.D. degree cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 1996


15 posted on 01/30/2013 10:54:02 PM PST by stanne
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To: Impala64ssa

I think Senator Cruz, Senator Rubio, Senator Paul, Senator Sessions should be leading the Republicans in the Senate.


16 posted on 01/30/2013 10:59:06 PM PST by Steelers6
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To: Impala64ssa

I think Senator Cruz, Senator Rubio, Senator Paul, Senator Sessions should be leading the Republicans in the Senate.


17 posted on 01/30/2013 10:59:23 PM PST by Steelers6
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To: Impala64ssa

I think Senator Cruz, Senator Rubio, Senator Paul, Senator Sessions should be leading the Republicans in the Senate.


18 posted on 01/30/2013 10:59:35 PM PST by Steelers6
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To: Steelers6

We’re one week into the term and they already are, really.

Good.


19 posted on 01/30/2013 11:02:40 PM PST by stanne
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To: Paladin2

Ah...I get it. Thanks!


20 posted on 01/30/2013 11:04:20 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: Impala64ssa

These prigs set up Al Franken to give the follow up response?

Does anyone have that emotionally driven clap trap rebuttal on tape?


21 posted on 01/30/2013 11:14:03 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Impala64ssa

I liked the way Cruz addressed the emotionally driven people with respect and the reasonable clarification that he put down, but it kind of fell apart at the end with technical talk.

Stick to the constitution Ted.
Stick with legal limitations where reasonable.
Point out that Gov “Gun Grabber” Andrew Cuomo dosent “NEED” a 500 hp car to drive 55.

Point out that putting a spoiler on a VW bug does not make it 500 hp.

He did well over all.


22 posted on 01/30/2013 11:24:56 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Impala64ssa

Yes, indeed. I have to concur, without reluctance. Senator Cruz took out the trash. A periscope up into reality.


23 posted on 01/30/2013 11:40:08 PM PST by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I really like him, but looked up his place of birth and it is Canada. ??


24 posted on 01/31/2013 12:02:53 AM PST by make no mistake
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To: Paladin2
"Sen. Cruz is no Marco Rubio."

Certainly true. Cruz was born in Canada and Rubio to parents who were aliens. Since every US senator agreed, in Senate Res 511, April 2008, that “Because he was born to American citizens, there is no doubt in my mind that Senator McCain is a natural born citizen,” said Leahy. “I expect that this will be a unanimous resolution of the Senate.” It was unanimous. Cruz sounds like a likely supreme court candidate for the new “Constitution Party.” Rubio might help Susana Martinez, who is a natural born citizen, "born on our soil to parents who are its citizens", and who has experience governing her state, with her campaign.

25 posted on 01/31/2013 12:09:40 AM PST by Spaulding
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To: Paleo Conservative
Ted Cruz appears to be the only GOP Senator not proudly wearing a "Kick Me" placard on his back.

However, Words are not Actions, and Actions are not Results. And, timely Results separate the "doers" from the "not so much."

The singular pillar/stance of "Pro-Growth" is quite dated and overly optimistic today.

For example, China will develop it own automotive industry to supply its people. The USA is not the "only game" globally.

The Cassandras were correct on so many fronts; History repeats.

26 posted on 01/31/2013 1:52:55 AM PST by jamaksin
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To: jamaksin

The problem with Rubio is that he is too polite, like Paul Ryan. No one is going to defeat the Left without taking the gloves off.


27 posted on 01/31/2013 3:25:14 AM PST by AdaGray (squi)
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To: Impala64ssa

bfl


28 posted on 01/31/2013 3:39:15 AM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: AdaGray

“The problem with Rubio is that he is too polite, like Paul Ryan. No one is going to defeat the Left without taking the gloves off.”

The problem with Rubio is the left will absolutely destroy him for past indiscretions should he ever get the VP or Presidential nomination of the Republican Party. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/04/22/gop-credit-scandal-threatens-halt-rubios-momentum-primary/


29 posted on 01/31/2013 3:53:37 AM PST by Soul of the South
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To: SatinDoll

I take it to mean that Marco Rubio is extremely slick and glib. Glib enough to partially snow Rush the other day. Glib enough to be “used car salesman of the century.” Fantastically glib. Wonderfully glib. Totally glib.

His sincerity, however, remains in great doubt, since he has evidently convinced the ‘Rat members of the “gang of 8” that he is only presenting the “enforcement first” provisions of the new amnesty bill to snowjob the conservatives, like Rush.

So, Rubio is either lying to the conservatives, or to his liberal “gang of 8” colleagues.

Either way, he’s lying to somebody.


30 posted on 01/31/2013 5:14:54 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

He works in an arena where glib is perfected. He works where crap is king. He’s becoming a master.


31 posted on 01/31/2013 5:35:05 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: showme_the_Glory

He sure is. I think he believes his ticket to the WH is splitting the baby on amnesty.


32 posted on 01/31/2013 6:01:15 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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BFL


33 posted on 01/31/2013 6:38:01 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

“Sen. Cruz is no Marco Rubio.

I’ve sat directly across a table from Ted Cruz listening to him talk four over an hour without notes to a group of about 25 local Republican activists. He’s much more impressive than Rubio.”

I was over a neighbor’s house where I met Ted during his primary fight. This guy is the real, honest-to-goodness red meat spokesman we need to win.

Unabashed conservative who is a fighter.

I can’t tell you how glad I am that Kay Bailey went away and we got Cruz as her replacement.


34 posted on 01/31/2013 7:02:11 AM PST by bestintxas (Anyone who votes for Obama after these 4 miserable years needs to take a mandatory citizenship test.)
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To: bestintxas

“I can’t tell you how glad I am that Kay Bailey went away and we got Cruz as her replacement”.

I could not agree with you more. Cruz has shown more conservative leadership in a few months than we got in all the wasted years we had with KBH.


35 posted on 01/31/2013 8:22:30 AM PST by Ace the Biker (I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could.)
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To: bestintxas

Can you even begin to imagine Dewhurst doing what Cruz did yesterday?

We are so lucky to have Cruz...


36 posted on 01/31/2013 8:48:17 AM PST by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: Paladin2

There ya’ go. A quantum vacuum. ./):

We know a vacuous statement when we see it, around here, don’t we.


37 posted on 01/31/2013 8:51:31 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Travis McGee

I believe you’re right. The Last Hoorah crowd in the Establishmentis is desperate, seen holding their own britches. Seems they have the talented Rubio on the fast track, trying him out on the stop watch. If he hands off issues pretty good they will turn him over to the media, eventually package him as a “moderate” Jeb Bush consort, but who isn’t Jeb Bush. Wallah!

The machine is picking now. Cruz doesn’t care.

Another thing, Jeff Sessions is pure gold. When he pops up, branches crack, and then he disappears again to wage some other stealth campaign against tyranny. I love Jeff. Pure as the wind driven snow I’m betting.


38 posted on 01/31/2013 9:07:19 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Soul of the South

That doesn’t help either. But any candidate who wants to play nicey-nice and yearns to be seen as ‘reasonable’ will be destroyed. We need a fighter.


39 posted on 01/31/2013 9:56:10 AM PST by AdaGray (squi)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Paleo Conservative wrote: "I've sat directly across a table from Ted Cruz listening to him talk four over an hour without notes to a group of about 25 local Republican activists."

Lucky you! Listening to him in this video and another one where he was questioning Hagel was very reassuring. He's right on the money.

40 posted on 01/31/2013 8:37:21 PM PST by bd476
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