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Is Cruz Our Best Hope?
American Thinker ^ | May 7, 2013 | Bruce Walker

Posted on 05/07/2013 6:51:03 AM PDT by EXCH54FE

The buzz these days is that Senator Ted Cruz from Texas will run for president in 2016. Does that sound too bold?

It is much less important to have two or three presidential terms under men like Bush, Dole, Bush, McCain, and Romney -- the presidential nominees since Reagan left office -- than one or two presidential terms under a transformative conservative leader who intends to reclaim the nobility and virtue or America and create in our nation a model which the rest of the world can see.

Reagan and Cruz both grasp the deadly moral and mental toxin of Marxism. The sins of the left, from ObamaCare to a destructively high progressive income tax to the myriad categories of notionally aggrieved classes requiring preferred treatment by government, are all rooted in Marxism.

Ted Cruz correctly and courageously talks about the Marxist domination of Harvard Law School. Go back a few decades in American political history.

Gerald Ford in his 1976 foreign policy debate with Carter was so eager to pussyfoot around the issue of Marxist evil that he famously stated that the Soviet Union had not dominated Poland. Compare that craven surrender to political correctness with Ronald Reagan as president calling the Soviet Union an "Evil Empire."

Ted Cruz knows all about the horrors of Marxism and understands as most of us could not why ending Marxism in Grenada was noble. Cruz's father, who had been tortured by Fidel Castro's predecessor, Batista, and who supported Castro's revolution, left Cuba before Castro came to power, thoroughly disillusioned with that dissembling Marxist thug.

Cruz also is a fabulous communicator and articulator of conservative principles. Professor Alan Dershowitz, not noted for his historic sympathy for conservatism, said of his days at Harvard Law School, "Cruz was off-the-charts brilliant."

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It is early, of course, and much may change in the next three years, but everything about Ted Cruz points to the sort of great conservative champion who will slay the dragons of Marxist myth and leftist cant. That is what our nation -- and the world -- desperately needs.
1 posted on 05/07/2013 6:51:03 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

“Is Cruz Our Best Hope?”

Yes.


2 posted on 05/07/2013 6:53:18 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

If he runs the Democrats and the Media will suddenly rediscover the “natural born” clause, virtually overnight.


3 posted on 05/07/2013 6:54:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: EXCH54FE

He’s one of the few who stands up to the democrats and the liberals and doesn’t give a damn about them or their calculated rules and machinations. In reality, he knows their game and doesn’t play along and surprise, surprise, is drawing blood...in six months...while other senators have been there for over twenty years, going along and getting along.

And what really gets them...Cruz will probably be re-elected by acclimaation, while the moderates can only squeak by, if that.


4 posted on 05/07/2013 6:54:39 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: EXCH54FE

And let’s not forget the titanic battle by the REPUBLICAN PARTY (both RNC and NRSC) to keep this man out of the Senate!


5 posted on 05/07/2013 6:55:43 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: EXCH54FE

Concur. I’m on Cruz control. As you noted, it’s early, but he could be the next Reagan.


6 posted on 05/07/2013 6:56:22 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Cruz is one of the good guys.

It is far too early to decide whether he is the best of them, but he certainly deserves ongoing consideration.


7 posted on 05/07/2013 6:56:31 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“If he runs the Democrats and the Media will suddenly rediscover the “natural born” clause, virtually overnight.”


You can bet your bippy on that happening.


8 posted on 05/07/2013 6:58:01 AM PDT by nesnah
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To: EXCH54FE
Question: Is Cruz Our Best Hope?

Response: While admitting he makes all the right noises, if he is our best hope God Help us.

9 posted on 05/07/2013 7:00:15 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: EXCH54FE
No. I want to see him govern Texas for at least one term first.

Just to see.

10 posted on 05/07/2013 7:00:53 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

What’s your beef with Cruz?


11 posted on 05/07/2013 7:05:33 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

>>While admitting he makes all the right noises, if he is our best hope God Help us. <<

Then God Help us because Cruz is the current best and brightest hope for conservatism.

Or are you one of them Paul-bots? If not, who do YOU endorse (I’ll spot you Sarah and we can go from there)?


12 posted on 05/07/2013 7:10:26 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

rubio was blown out of the water with yesterdays revelation of his chief of staff having worked for geo. soros.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 7:10:48 AM PDT by stickywillie (how come there are no father-in-law jokes?)
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To: AtlasStalled

Should Ted Cruz manage to reach center stage in the next election cycle, expect that he will be unmercifully hammered in the press and by the Democrats for not being an “authentic” representation of Hispanic ethnicity.

But they fail to grasp that genetics or culture DOES NOT necessarily determine one’s outlook on the relationship of social, economic and moral standards to good conduct as a citizen of the United States of America.

For multi-ethnicity to be a virtue, it must embrace the core set of standards of individual liberty, the right to fail, and the will to seek redemption. If only skin color and origin of ancestry are to be the criteria for “multiple” constituencies, with a very narrow definition of the allowable opinions, and a quota for each representation is strictly enforced, then soon the other attributes disappear, replaced by a weird standard of political correctness, designed to keep dissidents isolated and the exercise of free speech hobbled with some kind of malicious consistency.


14 posted on 05/07/2013 7:12:02 AM PDT by alloysteel (Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Dittos! The sooner we all coalesce around him the better too.
The rinos and GOPe will again try to split the conservative base by throwing too many conservative candidates into the primary mix again.

We need to be ready to do an end run around that strategy this time by all voting for the same person...hopefully Cruz IMHO.


15 posted on 05/07/2013 7:13:46 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Fiji Hill

There are a number of reasons, but one of the the main factors being: I”M TIRED OF NICE WORDS! To me that is Palin’s flaw; e.g. words for money.


16 posted on 05/07/2013 7:13:48 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Texas Eagle

We already have a great candidate for the next Governor of Texas...Greg Abbot.

Cruz is ready to be president right now IMHO.


17 posted on 05/07/2013 7:15:52 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: EXCH54FE

Perhaps he is.

Because, if he stays in the Senate too long, he will eventually be stricken with Potomac Fever.

==

I can recall when Coburn of Oklahoma was lauded as being one of the ‘stand up’ guys. Now, however, Coburn has been in Washington so long that on any issue he is a toss up. You never know which direction he will go. And he isn’t the only one who has succumbed to the Washington plague.


18 posted on 05/07/2013 7:17:06 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Sarah was are best hope once...the GOP did her in...I expect the same with Cruz..
Only hope is a take over of the GOP by the tea Party.. Reagan was are best hope once.. we got lucky and then George Bush flushed it away..GOP is a waste of money and time..after eight years of unemployment the 24 to 34 year old might revolt???


19 posted on 05/07/2013 7:24:32 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: stickywillie
rubio was blown out of the water with yesterdays revelation of his chief of staff having worked for geo. soros.

Yesterdays revelation?

Some of us have know that connection for several weeks.

==

Too many latch onto a potential candidate and then bury their heads -- not wanting to hear anything that might be negative of their selectee. And, they try to project 'their' positions onto their selectee.

It is better to know NOW than to wait until the nominee gets hit with it during the October before the national election.


20 posted on 05/07/2013 7:25:52 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Hojczyk

There may be some hope, some life still in the Republican Party:

21 posted on 05/07/2013 7:30:43 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: EXCH54FE

Right now he’s the only one in congress worth a crap.


22 posted on 05/07/2013 7:32:10 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Palin.


23 posted on 05/07/2013 7:34:45 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: stickywillie

24 posted on 05/07/2013 7:42:00 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: EXCH54FE
Cruz/Palin or Palin/Cruz.

Matters not which way to me, but that is what we need, desperately.

25 posted on 05/07/2013 7:45:43 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: EXCH54FE
Ted Cruz correctly and courageously talks about the Marxist domination of Harvard Law School.

Then why did he stay there and graduate rather than find a non-Marxist dominated school?

26 posted on 05/07/2013 7:49:34 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: EXCH54FE

Hell yeah!


27 posted on 05/07/2013 7:54:44 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Forget Ron Paul. He’ll be 81 on Election Day, 2016.


28 posted on 05/07/2013 8:13:09 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: EXCH54FE

No. The GOP has never elected a senator president. The “hispanic” vote is based only on welfare checks and can not be obtained by the GOP. Gov Walker or Jindal would be better.


29 posted on 05/07/2013 8:16:23 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: EXCH54FE

Cruz is our best and probably only hope. Everyone else, so far, will give in to anything Obama wants.


30 posted on 05/07/2013 8:16:23 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: EXCH54FE

Cruz is ineligible. I stand with Rand.


31 posted on 05/07/2013 8:16:23 AM PDT by SSDecontrol
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To: EXCH54FE

To early to tell... I like what I’m hearing but have been fooled before so I’ll watch, listen and learn.


32 posted on 05/07/2013 8:20:35 AM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: EXCH54FE

The GOP and its followers seem more hung up on which turd world country candidate’s ancestors came from than policy.

Geezz, it is like listening to Saul Alinsky inspired democrats.

FIRST: Make sure, unlike Ovomit, that there are no birth issues. We NEED a real American this time.

I want a candidate who can articulate the EXACT meaning of the brilliance of the founders and promise a self imposed resignation should he/she stray from that most basic of foundation. No if and or buts! Stray from the Constitution and your toast.

I want a candidate who can disarm the left like Chris Christie without all the accompanied squishy RINO tactics that Christie has been known to exhibit.

If we must prove that color is important, after decades of being told it is meaningless, then Alan West, Herman Cain (and back him up this time), Alan Keyes... otherwise forget the taco test, forget the pigment test, forget the religion test, and run someone who loves the country (along with their spouse), who will follow in the footsteps of the founders and limited government and reinstate state’s rights.


33 posted on 05/07/2013 8:28:48 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: maddog55

Cruz has no appeal outside of the conservative core and is far from well known. Rand, like Reagan, is a coalition builder who can pull the conservative, evangelical and libertarian vote all while siphoning a bit of DEM vote too.

I think its a bit odd that the GOP establishment is throwing out Cruz’s name on the heels of new polling which puts Rand on top of the 2016 field.


34 posted on 05/07/2013 8:48:44 AM PDT by SSDecontrol
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To: SSDecontrol

When James Carville gushes over Cruz, you can bet the Democrats are propping Cruz up early to go for the kill later. It is because of his issue of ineligibility as President that will become his downfall.

Its best to keep Cruz in the Senate. He would make a great majority leader!


35 posted on 05/07/2013 8:52:37 AM PDT by patriotsoul
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To: EXCH54FE
"Gerald Ford in his 1976 foreign policy debate with Carter was so eager to pussyfoot around the issue of Marxist evil that he famously stated that the Soviet Union had not dominated Poland."

I'm not a big fan of moderate Republicans, but four years later Lech Walesa proved Ford correct.

The writer cites a poor example. Political control does not always equal 'domination', where the spirits of free men and women yearn to express themselves.

That said: if I had to choose someone right now and could choose anyone I wanted to run for President, it would be Ted Cruz. It would also return my national vote for President to the Republican Party.

36 posted on 05/07/2013 8:55:36 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: SSDecontrol
" Rand, like Reagan, is a coalition builder who can pull the conservative, evangelical and libertarian vote all while siphoning a bit of DEM vote too."

Rand Paul? No, thanks.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3010596/posts

37 posted on 05/07/2013 8:59:50 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: SSDecontrol

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3010596/posts


38 posted on 05/07/2013 9:00:19 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Ted Cruz: Rubio ‘in good faith’ on immigration reform

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/05/06/ted-cruz-rubio-in-good-faith-on-immigration-reform/

All of the field is going to be pro-immigration reform to a certain extent. Rand isn’t for granting illegals citizenship but knows that it is logistically impossible to round up and deport all the illegals. Rand stands for e-verify, securing the border and getting those here illegally to pay some form of taxes. Once e-verify is the national norm,illegal immigration ought to be curbed. Those who havent filed for citizenship by that time will be forced to self deport.. I don’t think its splitting hairs to say this is not amnesty.


39 posted on 05/07/2013 9:29:34 AM PDT by SSDecontrol
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To: SSDecontrol

Scratch the e-verify part actually...


40 posted on 05/07/2013 9:39:48 AM PDT by SSDecontrol
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To: SSDecontrol
Did you read your own article? It said that Cruz and Paul are good friends, and that Cruz respects the hard work that Paul has done, but not the bill itself. It says that Cruz is not going to support the path Paul has gone down, which, in spite of your protestations, is nothing BUT amnesty.

Here's another good FR thread. The linked article is titled "Ted Cruz: The Anti-Rubio Who Is Determined To Stop Immigration Reform."

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3015008/posts?page=1

41 posted on 05/07/2013 9:44:24 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: SSDecontrol

Never works the first time for me....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3015008/posts?page=1


42 posted on 05/07/2013 9:45:03 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Texas Eagle
I want to see him govern Texas for at least one term first. Just to see.

I concur. Let's see how he handles a chief executive position at the state level before putting all our beans into getting him elected to the Presidency.

43 posted on 05/07/2013 9:45:09 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I think you meant Rubio...


44 posted on 05/07/2013 9:47:10 AM PDT by SSDecontrol
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To: CatherineofAragon

I’m not for Rubio’s plan. I think we need to implement an e-verify system that takes place in 5 years, allowing the illegals here to either apply for citizenship or self-deport within that time. I wish Rand was for this but it appears he’s not. Still, Cruz is inelligible and out of the remaining top candidates, Rand is the best.


45 posted on 05/07/2013 9:50:31 AM PDT by SSDecontrol
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To: SSDecontrol

You’re right, I did-—more coffee.


46 posted on 05/07/2013 9:55:09 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: SSDecontrol

To the last two sentences: wrong, and wrong.


47 posted on 05/07/2013 9:56:15 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: EXCH54FE

I’m going to say “no” to the article’s question if only because I’m sick to the teeth of the immediate stampede to the name of the moment as the next great hope for the presidency. We got it when Scott Brown (unemployed-MA) won the Senate special election to replace Kennedy. We got it again with Rand Paul during his filibuster. Now it’s Ted Cruz.

I mean, yes, it’s possible that Cruz is the best option for 2016, but it’s way too early to tell that right now, and I’d like to see him “in action” in the Senate for more than just a couple of months before boarding that train.


48 posted on 05/07/2013 9:56:50 AM PDT by kevkrom
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To: thorvaldr

Scott Walker brought US Deniece Priebus as GOP party head as baggage....and has not cut the management and admin level state jobs in Wis. Jindal has the same eligibility issues as Cruz.....and is not the consevative Cruz is

I could care less about this phony “executive leadership” nonsense...its an excuse to not elect a consevative


49 posted on 05/07/2013 11:05:40 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: EXCH54FE

NO


50 posted on 05/07/2013 11:32:54 AM PDT by DallasSun
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