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Ted Cruz gets ire from Chris Matthews, Bill Maher, and Gail Collins
The Examiner ^ | May 25, 2013 | Mark Whittington

Posted on 05/25/2013 9:53:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

One thing can be said about Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is that he attracts media ire as much as a Hollywood celebrity attracts paparazzi. If one’s worth is measured in the number of one’s enemies, Cruz is richer beyond the dreams of avarice.

Chris Matthews, the MSNBC talking head, left a blog post on May 24, 2013 that stated, without apparent irony, “Pay attention to Senator Cruz because he is the unsmiling, contemptuous face of the wild, nasty, hard-right fringe of a party that once competed with the Democrats to be the country’s governing party.”

Bill Maher, also without irony, took to his own blog, quoted by Newsbusters, and stated, concerning Cruz’s alleged presidential ambitions, “And you can bet the farm that he will run, because he's got Newt Gingrich's ambition and ego mixed with the steely-eyed focus of a serial killer. He's young and Cuban, like Rubio, but even Tea Baggier -- and totally unwilling to compromise with liberals on anything, including eating with a knife and fork.” “Tea Bagger” is a pejorative used against members of the tea party movement that is a reference to an exotic sex act.....

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KEYWORDS: billmaher; chrismatthews; cruz; gailcollins; msm; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; tedcruz
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He's getting Palin-ized.
1 posted on 05/25/2013 9:53:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you ain’t drawing flak, you ain’t over the target.


2 posted on 05/25/2013 9:55:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; everyone; All
Idiot Chris Matthews said, “Pay attention to Senator Cruz because he is the unsmiling, contemptuous face of the wild, nasty, hard-right fringe of a party that once competed with the Democrats to be the country’s governing party.”



Senator Cruz ROCKS!

3 posted on 05/25/2013 9:59:35 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Now just a second, Mrs. Matthews. You are describing the REPUBLICAN PARTY as having a “wild, nasty hard-right fringe”??? SPECIFIC EXAMPLES, PLEASE!!!! /s;)


4 posted on 05/25/2013 10:06:47 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: onyx

I can say without equivocation, Ted Cruz is the best senator that this country has seen in decades.


5 posted on 05/25/2013 10:08:41 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cruz is a lethal weapon.


6 posted on 05/25/2013 10:10:41 PM 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: 2ndDivisionVet

If the country is taking moral instruction from that decadent trio, things are far worse than imagined.


7 posted on 05/25/2013 10:11:54 PM PDT by allendale
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To: onyx

Senator Cruz does rock! My wife and I take pride in every ass whipping he gives to Washington.


8 posted on 05/25/2013 10:14:04 PM PDT by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
RE :”He's getting Palin-ized.”

???

Big difference, Cruz is in the Senate causing BIG headaches for them and not not selling out to FNC Greta for $$$. He is the real deal.

9 posted on 05/25/2013 10:16:26 PM 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: 2ndDivisionVet

The more ire Ted Cruz from the likes of Chris Matthews, Bill Maher, and Gail Collins, the more it shows who these stooges are. It tells me these neutered lapdogs of the Lame Stream Media have eaten their daily chow from their IRS friends and are feeding it to us second hand. The American public is turning off their dog poo and soon their advertisers will too.


10 posted on 05/25/2013 10:16:43 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Frank_2001

LOLOLOL.


11 posted on 05/25/2013 10:22:39 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Viennacon

BUMP!


12 posted on 05/25/2013 10:22:55 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: jy8z

Yes, indeed!


13 posted on 05/25/2013 10:23:14 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: sickoflibs; 2ndDivisionVet

It must make you sick that he praises Sarah Palin and often says he’s in the US Senate largely due to her.


14 posted on 05/25/2013 10:26:24 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: sickoflibs; onyx; Lakeshark; Josh Painter; Bigtigermike; KC_Lion

15 posted on 05/25/2013 10:29:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
1) Ted Cruz is always smiling and 2) I though to Maher, calling someone a Teabagger would be a compliment.

Really, they're all afraid of a “non-white” Republican in a national election.

16 posted on 05/25/2013 10:30:07 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And I like him all the more as each day goes by


17 posted on 05/25/2013 10:31:57 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

18 posted on 05/25/2013 10:33:48 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
RE:”It must make you sick that he praises Sarah Palin and often says he’s in the US Senate largely due to her.”

Make me Sick???

Don't be silly. Cruz kicks butts which counts. But some others didnt work out.


19 posted on 05/25/2013 10:35:29 PM 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: 2ndDivisionVet

HA-HA, you tried that trick last night and it didnt get you anywhere.


20 posted on 05/25/2013 10:36:28 PM 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: 2ndDivisionVet

HA-HA, you tried that trick last night and it didnt get you anywhere.


21 posted on 05/25/2013 10:36:29 PM 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: sickoflibs

STICK to the subject of the thread, TROLL.


22 posted on 05/25/2013 10:36:35 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: sickoflibs

>

23 posted on 05/25/2013 10:40:39 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
RE :”STICK to the subject of the thread, TROLL”

I responded directly to your comment. That is the way it goes.

You called me a troll before in August 2011 remember???

24 posted on 05/25/2013 10:41:01 PM 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: onyx
RE :”STICK to the subject of the thread, TROLL”

I responded directly to your comment. That is the way it goes.

You called me a troll before in August 2011 remember???

25 posted on 05/25/2013 10:41:02 PM 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: sickoflibs

Did I? I’m just a feeble-minded “Palin cultist” and stand in awe of your awesome logic concerning that has-been and her coterie of slavish morons. Tell me more about why I should hate her as you do and attack her at every turn.


26 posted on 05/25/2013 10:41:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: sickoflibs

You’re still a troll.


27 posted on 05/25/2013 10:42:05 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Viennacon
I can say without equivocation, Ted Cruz is the best senator that this country has seen in decades.

Yep. Maybe the best since Jesse Helms, who was perhaps my favorite Senator. You can judge how good a politician is by the ugliness of the sneers they draw from scumbags like Maher and Matthews.

28 posted on 05/25/2013 10:42:06 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: onyx

29 posted on 05/25/2013 10:42:06 PM 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: onyx

30 posted on 05/25/2013 10:42:06 PM 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: onyx
RE :”You’re still a troll”

I still love you regardless.

Call me a fool if you like.

31 posted on 05/25/2013 10:43:29 PM 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: sickoflibs

Then you’re an idiot and a troll.


32 posted on 05/25/2013 10:44:34 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Yes indeed. I let myself get sucked into an exchange with that troll a few months ago. I felt like an idot when I finally realized I was dealing with a troll child. D’oh! I had forgotten my favorite Chinese proverb: “Only a fool argues with a fool.”


33 posted on 05/25/2013 10:46:31 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
RE :”Did I? I’m just a feeble-minded “Palin cultist” and stand in awe of your awesome logic concerning that has-been and her coterie of slavish morons. Tell me more about why I should hate her as you do and attack her at every turn”

you hijack your own threads with nonsense comments then act shocked that they are responded to.

34 posted on 05/25/2013 10:47:39 PM 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: 2ndDivisionVet

Golly, he must be heart broken.


35 posted on 05/25/2013 10:48:01 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: onyx
RE :”Then you’re an idiot and a troll”

:)

36 posted on 05/25/2013 10:48:42 PM 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: sickoflibs

You finally figured me out, huh? Took you over six years? MENSA member?


37 posted on 05/25/2013 10:55:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Well .. Cruz doesn’t scare easily. Besides, he’s an Ivy League Debate Champion; graduated from Princeton and Yale.

This guy is so smart .. he’ll have them chasing their tail till they run into each other .. LOL LOL

However, being a debater gives Cruz the edge; he doesn’t raise his voice, he doesn’t change the expression on his face, and he never lets them see him sweat.

Remember .. he had Diane Feinstein babbling like a brook.

None of these liberal clowns know how to debate .. all they know is how to yell and argue .. big difference.

And .. just as an aside .. I’d still vote for Palin in a heartbeat; she doesn’t scare either.


38 posted on 05/25/2013 10:57:35 PM PDT by The Final Harvest ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth" (in spite of BO))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am still here and I love this place

When I like your posts I will say so and there are many I do, and when I disagree I will too.
That is the way it goes.


39 posted on 05/25/2013 11:00:34 PM 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: Viennacon

I’ll drink to that!!!!!


40 posted on 05/25/2013 11:00:56 PM PDT by The Final Harvest ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth" (in spite of BO))
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To: Lancey Howard; onyx; 2ndDivisionVet
Greetings from Leyte...

Trolling is the only life some can follow. I won't bother to ping any trolls, as we all know the worth of their PDS trolling.

Their only need is to gain response. They cannot exist without fuel, and whenever a positive article comes out about Sarah Palin, they go into conniption fits. This thread reveals just another example of the same worthless mind!

In the meantime, to quote:

... at CPAC, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced former Alaska Governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, whose endorsement enabled Cruz to ultimately get in the Texas Senate primary runoff in 2012 and win, and said he would not be in the Senate without Palin. "I would not be in the U.S. Senate today if it were not for Governor Palin," Cruz said in gratitude.

Cruz said Palin, like him, drives the mainstream media "bat-crap crazy" because she is "fearless," "principled," and "courageous" while the mainstream media wants conservatives to "shut up and accept defeat and be timid."

Cruz also simply said, "Sarah Palin picks winners," in reference to Palin's early support of candidates like Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rand Paul (R-KY), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and governors like Nikki Haley (SC) and Susana Martinez (NM), and former Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC), who is now the state's senator.

Palin, referring to Cruz as hailing from "Alaska's little sister state," praised Cruz as a senator who "chews barbed wire and spits out rust." She urged Americans to send more senators like Cruz to Washington.


41 posted on 05/25/2013 11:01:03 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("...the press had better learn from their experiences of being duped "...-Sarah Palin 5/17/13)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

42 posted on 05/25/2013 11:02:13 PM PDT by Bratch
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Cruz:

They can attack me personally and insult me personally but I will not respond in kind. I have a point to make instead”

He kick butts

43 posted on 05/25/2013 11:03:56 PM 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: WVKayaker; sickoflibs; onyx; Lancey Howard

McCain has more than once expressed irritation at Cruz and his uncompromising version of conservatism. But it an ironic way, the former maverick from Arizona has only himself to blame.

In a fit of brilliance, when he was running for president in 2008, McCain chose the then obscure, but charismatic, telegenic, and capable then governor of Alaska Sarah Palin to be his running mate. The choice provided his campaign with a shot of energy, though not enough to overcome his own deficits as a candidate and the economic meltdown then occurring.

While McCain has sunk back to the obscurity of being a venerable senator, Palin, thrust as she has been in the national spotlight, has seen her stock soar. By her ability to lay hands on other political candidates and often give them the margin of victory, Palin has become the most powerful female politician on the planet, despite the fact that she holds no political office and has seen her political obituary written so many times and so thoroughly prematurely that it has become a cliché....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3023635/posts


44 posted on 05/25/2013 11:04:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Bratch

Yeah, do you see Governor Sarah Palin’s name anywhere in the title of the article? I’m surprised someone’s not here with a sandwich order.


45 posted on 05/25/2013 11:06:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Born in Canada. More American than most Americans.
Cruz is the pride of Texas and a modern day Aetius to our imperiled Republic.


46 posted on 05/25/2013 11:08:14 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 3Fingas

Cruz IS an American, and has been since he was born. Bob


47 posted on 05/25/2013 11:13:45 PM PDT by alstewartfan
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To: onyx

Don’t get me wrong..I love and respect Sarah.

But actually, her endorsement meant little to us that supported him. It was a good number of people, obviously.

Cruz is a politcian. I never forget that. He will compliment Sarah because it would be kinda crazy not to.

The people of Texas said NO to Dewhurst. And not because of Sarah.


48 posted on 05/25/2013 11:16:31 PM PDT by berdie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain refused to see the way his staff treated Sarah .. but we noticed.

He has long ago used up his 15 minutes of fame.


49 posted on 05/25/2013 11:21:00 PM PDT by The Final Harvest ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth" (in spite of BO))
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To: 3Fingas

However, I believe I read his mother was an American citizen, and there was something else unusual about his birth .. something that makes him a natural born citizen.


50 posted on 05/25/2013 11:24:22 PM PDT by The Final Harvest ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth" (in spite of BO))
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