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Carville: 'Ted Cruz Is the Most Talented and Fearless Republican Politician Iíve Seen in 30 Years'
NewsBuster.org ^ | May 05, 2013 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 05/08/2013 10:10:02 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

Democratic strategist and former Bill Clinton adviser James Carville said something about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) on ABC's This Week Sunday that is guaranteed to raise eyebrows on both sides of the aisle.

"I think he is the most talented and fearless Republican politician I’ve seen in the last 30 years."

JAMES CARVILLE: I think he is the most talented and fearless Republican politician I’ve seen in the last 30 years. I further think that he’s going to run for president and he is going to create something. I’m not sitting here saying he’s going to win, and I think Senator DeMint is right. I’ve listened to excerpts of his speech in South Carolina. He touches every button, and this guy has no fear. He just keeps plowing ahead. And he is going to be something to watch.

And a lot of Republicans feel this way, George, and you hear this a lot: "If we only got someone who was articulate and was for what we were for, we would win elections. And we get these John McCains and these Mitt Romneys and these squishy guys that can’t do anything." Well, there’s one thing this guy is not - he ain’t squishy, not in the least.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 113th; leadership; tedcruz
"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
 
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1 posted on 05/08/2013 10:10:03 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; VinL; ex-snook; sport; INVAR; ejonesie22; PieterCasparzen; Colonel_Flagg; Washi; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!


2 posted on 05/08/2013 10:10:37 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
Or to put it another way...

The Republican politicians of the last 30 years have been a Democrat strategist's dream!

3 posted on 05/08/2013 10:27:07 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I know some folks in Texas that are personal friends with Senator Cruz and his Family.

The guy is the Real Deal.

He will make a great United States Attorney General one day, before his Appointment to the Supreme Court.

If not, him being Majority Leader in the Senate would be enough for me to die a happy man.

If he was only born in Dallas...sigh...

Well, even Conservatives can dream...


4 posted on 05/08/2013 10:31:40 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama / Clinton Benghazi (4), Ted Kennedy (1), my Gun Collection (0)...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

I hope he never drinks the water


5 posted on 05/08/2013 10:32:23 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Kickass Conservative

All he has to do is publish a Photoshop’ed “birth certificate” on the internet. /s

It worked for another guy.....


6 posted on 05/08/2013 10:36:55 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SoConPubbie; sickoflibs; Viennacon; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT; ..

I’m starting to worry this guy is too good to be true.

Aside from that all I have to say is

1)Sure glad the TX legislature didn’t have the power to appoint RINO Dewhurst like the anti-17th crowd wants

2)I sure hope certain “constitutional scholars” with ideas about eligibility don’t turn their guns on NATURAL born citizen Cruz if he runs in 2016.


7 posted on 05/08/2013 10:37:30 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: SoConPubbie

8 posted on 05/08/2013 10:39:16 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Kickass Conservative; F15Eagle; AuH2ORepublican

Guess what, he is a natural born citizen because his mother was American and over 21 so it doesn’t matter that he was born in Canada, whether birthers like it or not Cruz can run, no court is gonna stop him. If they complain tell them to shut up and stick to bothering Obama.


9 posted on 05/08/2013 10:40:31 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Bobalu

I like that pic.


10 posted on 05/08/2013 10:41:27 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Impy; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

we have a leader ... whether he runs for POTUS or not. It’s about time. He might even meet the high standards of the field marshal.


11 posted on 05/08/2013 10:49:41 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; fieldmarshaldj; sickoflibs; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy

He already has the Field Marshal’s backing.

I thought he should be VP to Walker but my mind is changing. A CONSERVATIVE “Latino” who’s against illegal aliens? That’s like wet dream which brings me back to my earlier worry, I can hardly believe it. What will go wrong to mess things up?

If this guy ever said something mean to an ex-GF or got a parking ticket expect a federal case to made of it.


12 posted on 05/08/2013 10:56:04 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy

Us “birthers” only are that way in regards to ~~~Obama~~~ and his phony “documentation” and his sealed records. Whatever he is hiding, we’d like to see the real documentation.

I agree, doesn’t matter under those conditions.

The U.S. Title Code *when* Obama was born (if born in Hawaii) and his mother’s age after 14, might disqualify him. Unless she was officially and legally divorced.

That’s IF he was born there. Sure can’t provide a paper LFBC.


13 posted on 05/08/2013 10:57:58 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SoConPubbie

Is that his legal name?


14 posted on 05/08/2013 11:01:35 PM PDT by ObligedFriend
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To: SoConPubbie

There is an army of unimaginable size waiting to support an actual American leader.


15 posted on 05/08/2013 11:02:29 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: F15Eagle

I commend you then.

But I’ve seen people go after Jindal, and Rubio, full blast. I couldn’t care less about Rubio right now but I hope nobody makes a stink about Cruz.


16 posted on 05/08/2013 11:02:47 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: SoConPubbie
Is it just me or when you read this article does that darnn voice of James Carville get stuck in your head?

Anyway, I really like Ted Cruz. Before I even knew who he was, husband was watching him on some show or another and only half listening he caught my attention! Not bad looking either! And he wasn't a Senator yet and many up here in NY (we conservatives) like what he has to say.

17 posted on 05/08/2013 11:06:04 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Impy

Rubio deserves the flack he is getting for the amnesty thing

We should have no reservation about calling “our guys” out when they deserve it.


18 posted on 05/08/2013 11:06:25 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Impy

Yeah Cruz is cool. Rubio - I saw it coming.


19 posted on 05/08/2013 11:12:10 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Forget U.S. Attorney General, this is our next President. He can then retire to the Supreme Court around 2025 when he’ll be in his mid 50s. 35 years there ought to do it.


20 posted on 05/08/2013 11:26:19 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Impy

If the 17th Amendment weren’t there, the whole dynamic would be different, and for the better, in my opinion. That said, I’m glad Cruz is in the Senate.


21 posted on 05/08/2013 11:27:13 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: GeronL; F15Eagle; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

Absolutely I agree with you, screw Rubs. I’m talking about his eligibility to be President, SOME birthers went after him, long BEFORE he cooked up this bill when most of us thought he was a conservative star deserving of 2016 or Romney VP talk.

Some did see it coming, Billyboy did, I didn’t. Just like Mel Martinez, mostly conservative but strongly pro-amnesty, a shame.


22 posted on 05/08/2013 11:30:22 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: RPTMS

I’ll agree to disagree with you on that.


23 posted on 05/08/2013 11:31:03 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy

Liberals are hypocrites to the core. I can see the MSM making a huge deal about him being foreign born while ignoring Obama completely


24 posted on 05/08/2013 11:34:58 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SoConPubbie

Just why is Carville commenting?


25 posted on 05/09/2013 12:23:21 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Kickass Conservative
"If he was only born in Dallas...sigh"

Well put Kickass. Jim Carville couldn't be so shrewd as to help us pick a candidate sure to divide the low-information Republicans or Conservatives from those for whom dismissing the Constitution does not come quite so easily?

I appreciate the author of the 14th Amendment's clarification to the House of the meaning of natural born citizenship:

I find no fault with the introductory clause [S 61 Bill], which is simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen….

Judge/Congressman Bingham stressed allegiance as the reason for requiring citizen parents. Read the naturalization oath which specifies sole allegiance. The Supreme Court case that needed to nail the common-law definition cited dozens of times was Minor v. Happersett:

“The Constitution does not, in words, say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common-law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives, or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners.”

Obama had the audacity to tell us all he is a naturalized citizen - “I am a native-born citizen of the US”, which comes from the naturalization amendment, the 14th, whose author I quoted above regarding natural born citizenship. Obama knew that all the preparation money could buy, oil money, crony capitalist money, and progressive money would prevent his ever being vetted. Cruz, who certainly knows better, will let the public decide who is eligible, which is not what our founders and framers intended. John Adams said we were a nation of laws, and not men. If public sentiment can erase Article II Section 1 it can erase the 1st and 2nd Amendments, particularly with a compliant state-run media.

We have many Obots lurking in the bushes at FR. Anyone using Alinsky tactics - rule 5 “Ridicule is the most powerful weapon” (sic) - reveals himself. FR has some of the most informed citizens regarding the Constitution. For the less informed, a suggestion is to go to puzo1.blogspot.com and digest Mario Apuzzo’s thorough legal analysis of Cruz' ineligibility. Appuzo invites comments from the most competent Obots, which include the tireless Dr. Conspiracy. You will read much more competent disinformation being deconstructed by the patient Mr. Apuzzo. =

26 posted on 05/09/2013 12:52:37 AM PDT by Spaulding
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To: freekitty

Could be for a number of reasons I expect. To warn Democrats of trouble on the horizon, to warn Media to start digging up dirt more feverishly, etc.

However, sometimes people, even like Carville can just appreciate the real thing. A perfectly accomplished impeccable politician/candidate. It is Carville’s business to aspire to be a king maker. I suspect that were it not for his ties to Democrats, Carville would love to take the Cruz Ball and run with it all the way to WH.


27 posted on 05/09/2013 3:04:19 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Impy

Don’t be a fan-boy, you sound like a pre-teen girl. Cruz is a politician and not perfect, as likely to be a crook or tyrant as not!


28 posted on 05/09/2013 3:59:03 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Impy; campaignPete R-CT; fieldmarshaldj; sickoflibs; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy
RE :”What will go wrong to mess things up?”

When they start running for POTUS that usually does it.

For now we should take his lead and focus on what he does in Senate. Rand Paul and Rubio dont appear to be going anywhere, notice they both drank the 'low information voter' POTUS run stupid juice.

29 posted on 05/09/2013 4:36:29 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: Impy; campaignPete R-CT; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy
RE :”I’m starting to worry this guy is too good to be true.”

It could be he docent plan on running, or at least he doesn't want to be running right now.
(Yes I know Sarah was running in the last election , no doubt she was , I was lectured over and over.)
Plus, can you imagine the GOP club that picked Dole, GWB, Mccain and Romney picking Cruz?

Notice the difference between his behavior and Rand and Rubio’s relating to media and TV cameras.
Rand and Rubio love hamming it up and playing Mr compassion.

Rubio wants credit for THAT immigration bill, while assuring us that he is drawing 'red lines in sand'..
Rand wants to be for amnesty and against it too.

30 posted on 05/09/2013 4:47:19 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: F15Eagle

Rubio’s amnesty machinations will help him get re-elected Senator in highly Hispanic Florida. That’s all he cares about. As far as Rubio/Schumer immigration reform this kills the Republican party and traditional America but Rubio is beyond that, just trying to salvage his own future prospects


31 posted on 05/09/2013 5:04:12 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: All

Call me suspicious but Carville’s praise of Cruz reeks of politics. He is probably on Hillary’s campaign committee and wants to pick her competition.

I think he sees Rubio as her biggest competition because he is so mainstream and he wants to knock him out of the box with another hispanic that Carville deems as “too extreme to be elected”.

Don’t trust Carville ever. Always look for the real reason for his praise.

He wants it Rubio vs. Cruz and wants to divide the Republican party even more. Don’t fall for it.


32 posted on 05/09/2013 6:16:01 AM PDT by ClarenceThomasfan (What is America coming too?)
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To: Gaffer

You never know.


33 posted on 05/09/2013 6:44:20 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Gaffer

There is truth to what you say.


34 posted on 05/09/2013 6:48:13 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SoConPubbie

If Carville is touting Cruz, look out; there must be something there that will come back to bite us if we back him.


35 posted on 05/09/2013 6:51:45 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

I live in Texas, and I saw a lot of big name establishment republicans run smear campaigns against Cruz. People I thought were solid reliable people like Dan Patrick went over the top doing some pretty crummy things. The only thing that has changed seems to be that now the other side has joined the hunt.

Cruzmissile must be over the target (again).


36 posted on 05/09/2013 7:09:52 AM PDT by csivils
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To: JimRed
If Carville is touting Cruz, look out; there must be something there that will come back to bite us if we back him.

I had the fleeting notion myself, but so far, I've seen nothing to corroborate that idea in his actions.

In my book, he's Top Dog in the Senate.
37 posted on 05/09/2013 7:13:07 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: iopscusa

Yes, thank you.


38 posted on 05/09/2013 9:16:09 AM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: SoConPubbie

BTTT


39 posted on 09/28/2013 2:05:24 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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