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Bright College Years: The Daily Beast has a hit piece about Senator Ted Cruz’s time at Princeton
National Review ^ | 08/20/2013 | Ramesh Ponnuru

Posted on 08/20/2013 6:38:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The Daily Beast has a hit piece about Senator Ted Cruz’s time at Princeton. Probably because he’s–Corner readers know what’s coming next!–an old friend of mine (in all subsequent posts I’m just saying a.o.f.o.m. and linking to this one), I’ve got a few more thoughts than it deserves:

1) The denouement of the poker story, of which I was wholly unaware, makes me like him a bit more, which was clearly not the intended effect.

2) The Beast needs to pick a story. Either he was well-liked or people thought he was creepy. (My own recollection tends toward the former but then it would.) I’ve rarely heard of people getting both labels.

3) Liberal hit pieces on Cruz need to pick a story. Dana Milbank tells us Cruz is an opportunist pretending to be an ideologue; the Beast says he’s always been a nutter.

4) So the Beast found some classmates of Cruz at Princeton who think he’s too ideologically rigid to be a good president. (No doubt their own political views are delightfully eclectic.) So what?

5) Everyone you went to college with now counts as a “colleague” of yours?



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: naturalborncitizen; princeton; tedcruz; tedcruzbio

1 posted on 08/20/2013 6:38:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe they should do a piece about obama’s time at college?


2 posted on 08/20/2013 6:39:28 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course this brings up the inevitable question : WHERE ARE OBAMA’S COLLEGE RECORDS?


3 posted on 08/20/2013 6:39:30 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: rfreedom4u

Sucking **** and smoking weed.

LLS


4 posted on 08/20/2013 6:40:41 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Could there ever find ANYONE who remembers Obama at College? No, didn’t think so.


5 posted on 08/20/2013 6:42:49 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: SeekAndFind

At least we have found people at Princeton who knew who Cruz and we at least now know that Cruz actually went to Princeton.


6 posted on 08/20/2013 6:43:23 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: rfreedom4u

7 posted on 08/20/2013 6:43:56 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: SeekAndFind
Unlike Obama, classmates will actually remember Ted Cruz.
8 posted on 08/20/2013 6:44:13 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: SeekAndFind

Where are Obama’s classmates?


9 posted on 08/20/2013 6:47:10 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: SeekAndFind

Waiting for Obamadork stores.

Still waiting.

Yawn........


10 posted on 08/20/2013 6:47:45 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

Interesting, they haven’t found obama’s records or class mates.


11 posted on 08/20/2013 6:48:19 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Da Coyote

Oops, that’s Obamadork stories.

One would never have an Obamadork store...that would require the dork to actually have a sense of business.


12 posted on 08/20/2013 6:48:34 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

This is almost as good as the article they did on Obama’s college days.

Oh wait...

NOBODY in the media has looked into Obama’s college days.


13 posted on 08/20/2013 6:50:13 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: SeekAndFind

College is not the grand social club for everyone that some in the media think it is.

I can say with relative certainty that very few people from my college would remember me, and I dont remember a single name (i could put a name to a face if i had to, maybe)

I just didnt socialize in college - i went to college late and worked full-time on the night shift. When i wasn’t working or in class studying, i was sleeping


14 posted on 08/20/2013 6:53:05 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The RATS are truly scared of Senator Ted Cruz.

This is FLOP SWEAT. Big Time.

15 posted on 08/20/2013 7:03:03 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SeekAndFind
Everyone you went to college with now counts as a “colleague” of yours?

Oh, Hell no!

16 posted on 08/20/2013 7:05:30 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Mr. K

Here’s the story that has the liberal’s in a tizzy:

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Cruz also angered a number of upperclassmen his freshman year when he joined in a regular poker game and quickly ran up $1,800 in debt to other students from his losses. Cruz’s spokeswoman, Catherine Frazier, said Cruz acknowledges playing in the poker games, which he now considers “foolish.”

“He went to his aunt, who worked at a bank in Dallas, and borrowed $1,800 from her, which he paid in cash and promptly quit the game,” Frazier told The Daily Beast, explaining that Cruz worked two jobs and made monthly payments to his aunt for the next two years to repay the debt.


17 posted on 08/20/2013 7:05:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The Daily Beast.

Appropriate name.

Isn’t this the internet rag that’s edited by Kirsten Powers the liberal chick who appears on Fox News as a contributor and always has her mouth hanging open.

I don’t really know what to read into that.


18 posted on 08/20/2013 7:08:12 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mouth open.

19 posted on 08/20/2013 7:12:08 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hillary = Preemptive media fawning of the moronic "kankled" one

Cruz = Preemptive media attacks on a presumptive opponent to "kankles"

20 posted on 08/20/2013 7:15:07 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: jimbo123

What straight man would sit so cuddly-close to a known homosexual? Answer: none.

We have the first fag president.


21 posted on 08/20/2013 7:27:24 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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To: SeekAndFind

First paragraph sounds like SOP for Freshman.

Second paragraph is the unusual, and shows Cruz’s character and his inherent value to America.


22 posted on 08/20/2013 7:29:19 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missle - armed and ready.)
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To: Mr. K

you missed all the best parties. Bummer.


23 posted on 08/20/2013 7:39:37 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

well, i didn’t miss ALL of the partying

The naked hot tub in a snowstorm was most memorable

don’t get me wrong, it was still a lot of fun and a great time- but I am glad I missed MOST of that- it would not have worked out good for me, i am certain of it


24 posted on 08/20/2013 7:46:23 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

My son went to a college that had a popular t-shirt that read: “You always take a class over again but you can never repeat an awesome party”.
Like: “No good story started with the title ‘It all started with a salad...’”....or something like that.


25 posted on 08/20/2013 7:46:46 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: jimbo123

“We’re so wasted.”


26 posted on 08/20/2013 7:51:06 AM PDT by hummingbird (THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS by Mark Levin. He's got a great plan!)
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To: jimbo123

Sooooooo very, very close. Bleah.


27 posted on 08/20/2013 7:53:11 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: jimbo123
Kindly note in this picture, the trademark arrogance of lifted chin and posture. He was and continues to Mr. Laid back and cooly disengaged.

vaudine

28 posted on 08/20/2013 8:11:02 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: SeekAndFind

Source of the critical comments is Craig Mazin a Hollywood screenwriter of such gems as Hangover II and Hangover III.


29 posted on 08/20/2013 8:41:11 AM PDT by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: Perdogg

Yes, but was Cruz’s senior essay anywhere near as awesome as Michelle Obama’s senior essay?


30 posted on 08/20/2013 8:50:01 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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