Skip to comments.A Beastly Attack on Ted Cruz
Posted on 08/20/2013 9:03:46 AM PDT by don-o
The mud is flying early this cycle.
It is three years and three months before the next presidential election, but all it took for Ted Cruz to have his good name smeared was to take a single trip to Iowa where he mentioned that some social conservatives have urged him to run for president.
For this provocation, the freshman senator from Texas -- and new Tea Party idol -- found himself portrayed in the media by classmates who havent spoken to him since he was a freshman in college as not merely a didactic and right-wing teenager, but as some kind of sexual deviant.
The story, which was the lead piece in The Daily Beast on Monday, featured Cruzs freshman roommate -- who is clearly not a social conservative -- dishing a heavy dose of criticism and innuendo. That roommate, Craig Mazin, said he was afraid of the influence Cruz has achieved in life, while relating a salacious, if sketchy, story about Cruz menacing female students at Princeton by wearing a paisley bathrobe in their wing of the coed dorm.
In this instance, the supporting evidence used to impugn the character of a yet another conservative was so thin that the Daily Beasts hatchet job might be easily dismissed -- except for two factors. First, it was touted all day long on various liberal websites. Second, this was part of a disturbing pattern.
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
Meanwhile, a 40-something ‘Tony Schmeckle’ can show his wiener to the internet, ad nauseum...and can still run for Mayor.
At least Cruz is remembered at his Alma Mater...
It is most amusing in the Beast article how horrified the liberals were that four years of Princeton and three years of Harvard law couldn’t brainwash Cruz into being a liberal.
Also funny how they can find all these people and even his Senior Thesis, but no one at the MSM could find Obama’s roomates, nor Hillary’s senior thesis.
The best they got is he wandered around in a bathrobe when he was 17.
Ted Cruz should not run for president—he is un-tested. let him season out a few terms first. he’s off to a great start. Lets get him to A) The Senate or B) in as Governor of Texas first and see how he does.
I don’t get it. What’s wrong with wearing the paisley bathrobe?
Bingo. No one remembers Obama at Columbia.
Like Hillary being a lesbian
My current position regarding Ted Cruz, as one of his represented citizens as well as a constitutional conservative:
Senator Cruz should be upright and declare that he ^^is not eligible to run for president^^ according to the proper understanding of “natural born citizen”.
This would, simultaneously, declare that his conservative chops mitigate his ego as well as throwing the NBC argument back on the POTUS. Accordingly, he should support -in the same breath- a viable conservative candidate.
If he declares for the presidency and then rests on the unproven precedence of Obamugabe’s election, he will not be supported ^for any office^ by the majority of voters in West Texas and should not be considered viable by conservatives across America.
Ahem! Like Larry Sinclair's bong-toting, two-night stand?
Are you really a freeper? Ted Cruz IS a senator.
You got the problem, not Ted Cruz.
If he declared himself ineligible to run for PResident, he would be LYING. You need to inform yourself of the facts, wake up, step up and STOP.
He has already declared himself eligible and has explained why. HIS declared belief of “natural born” is that he was an American at birth via his American mother. His declared belief has already been stated that natural born is the opposite of naturalized.
If he did what you demand, he would be LYING against his own stated beliefs.
That is why your demand of him is ridiculous.
It’s a shame you just refuse to “get it”.
It would be like demanding that someone declare that their name isn’t really xxxxx xxxxx, when that has always been their name.
Paisley is sooooo gay...............
Natural born is:
Born to parents of US citizenship on american soil or on foreign soil if in sevice to the country. Both parents MUST be citizens of the US.
The nationality of his father rules him ineligible under the plain defeinition of NBC.
Apparently, you have a problem with the plain language of the US Constitution.
Sorry, no one cares about your imaginary definition of natural born citizen.
“Senator Cruz should be upright and declare that he ^^is not eligible to run for president^^ according to the proper understanding of natural born citizen.”
Whatever you and I might think, the law, as it stands today is that “being born a citizen” (which Cruz was) means he is a natural born citizen.
I’m a West Texas voter and I would support him.
At least he wasn’t naked. And at least he didn’t ‘wander around gay Chicago bath houses’ like the Homo-in-Chief. Cruz is as clean and pure as a newborn babe compared to most of the Democrats.
“Born to parents of US citizenship on american soil or on foreign soil if in sevice to the country. Both parents MUST be citizens of the US.”
Well obviously, that is incorrect according to the LAW...since Barack Obama’s father was not a US citizen....yet he still is in the WH.
So if it’s good enough for Obama, it’s good enough for Cruz. We will NOT allow another leftist double standard to win out on this issue.
For this provocation, the freshman senator from Texas
Read the articles much??
An obama mask at a rodeo is a federal hate crime, but no attack on Cruz is considered too low. Watch for assassination movies next.
Might you all provide me (and the rest of FR) with your ^^modern revisionist definition^^ of the word “abridged” as found in the second amendment?
Shakespeare was right.
And which language would that be -- that specifically describes such a precise definition of "natural-born citizen".
Post-modernist weasel response.
“Never let a crisis go to waste.” -Rahm Emannuel
“If there is no crisis, invented one.” -Saul Alinsky
If there is no crisis, invented one. -Saul Alinsky
Delay Cruz? It is real hard to think long-term as we stand next to the dark precipice the liberals have insisted we step into.
Its almost or is already Now or Never time to wrestle control of the Good Ship America with a winnable patriotic and honorable conservative.
Unless Mr. Goodbar shows up on his white horse, our present best guys are Cruz and Rand.
You can speak for the majority of voters in West Texas? Why would I suspect you have delusions of grandeur?
I respect your right to your opinion, even if you are wrong.
Post #5 doesn’t realize Cruz is already in the Senate.
...on the pulse of WT O&G at the executive level...
If he runs, I will vote for him.
At least Ted has college classmates who remember him taking classes. For all his supposed time at Columbus, Obama didn’t make enough of an impression on classmates for anyone to remember him.
As far as I know no classmate who actually sat in the same room with Obama has ever been found by the media. Come to think of it none were ever found for either of Clintons either.
Here’s where I fall on this:
The progressive-communists don’t care whether Obamaguabe is/is not NBC. That is in the past; he was elected by vote - get over it.
Ted Cruz, if he declares POTUS-candidacy will have to fight [EG, !-spend campaign time & money-!] to prove he is NBC according to the plain, accepted language of the Constitution (and the subjective interpretation of the media which will be “gospel” to the progs)
In the end, the progressive-communists’ POV will win the day because the media will control the narrative and they have no shame in being hypocritical. The conservatives will take it in the shorts, once again.
Funny isn’t it? Don’t confuse em with facts, their mind is made up, is increasingly becoming a stick in FR’s craw.
Back it up or its BS.
Hell anyone eating the West Texas O&G dust has their finger on the pulse of WT O&G......
Those that actually read the Constitution know there is no “NBC (definition) according to the plain, accepted language of the Constitution”.
Here’s a nice concern-troll haul. In other news:
AUSTIN (AP) Sen. Ted Cruz is touring the state this week holding meetings with Republican and tea party groups.
The freshman Republican will start in Kingwood and Conroe on Monday, with visits to Houston, Dallas and Central Texas by Thursday.
Cruz will be meeting mostly with GOP and conservative groups, but will also hold round-table discussion with business people. Congress is on its summer break, giving lawmakers a chance to return home for Washington to check-in with supporters.
Cruz has made national headlines suggesting that the Republicans in Congress shut down the federal government to stop implementation of President Barack Obama’s signature health care overhaul, the Affordable Care Act.
Congress has abysmal approval ratings, and polls suggest that most voters want compromise. But conservative groups have avidly backed Cruz’s effort.
another modernist weasel response
Tell me, would Madison and Jefferson use a ^purposefully vague term^ in what they knew to be the greatest governing document in the history of the world?
Yet, here we see you saying, “Madison and Jefferson are dead!” as if that allows us to change their creation.
If so, then the gun-grabbers are justified in their redefinition of “abridged”. Sit back and give up your guns brother because there’s plenty of “bridges” in New York that have notihing to do with firearms.
I’m with Cletus.... there seems to be a concerted effort to destroy the NBC.
If everyone just steps back and asks themselves why the clause was created the obvious answer is loyalty.
If either of your parents are not American, then you have, by definition, divided loyalties at birth. Same with Obama, he could’ve been born on the steps of the White House, but if his father was not American then no NBC.
Seems pretty simple to me.
:: there seems to be a concerted effort to destroy the NBC ::
Actually, the effort is to render NBC useless when it serves the purposes of the progressive-communists. When it does not serve that purpose, America (AKA, Murrikkka) MUST be constrained to the “originality” of the term.(oh, and the prog-comms will define originality!)
NBC for me but not for thee.
Take a slow deep breathe. Hyperventilating is causing scattered thoughts drifting off subject.
We here all agree that we have to wrest the reins away from liberals. It does not improve our argument to rant without first being well versed in the subject.
Not one Freeper has any pure undisputable knowledge regarding Cruz’s NBC eligibility. My take is that NBC was not previously the criteria used to filter candidates, it was not part of the criteria in 2008 and it is unlikely to ever be a significant portion of the criteria in the future, regardless of who future candidates may be.
Yeah, but there was a period, in the 80’s where silk paisley men’s underwear was all the rage. Girls and women were buying it for their boyfriends and husbands. The men loved it for the way it felt against the skin. The problem was that it wasn’t very durable.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Cruz also had matching under shorts. They sold them as sets.
So...modern conservative ideals trump the US Constitution for you. Fine, vote your conscience.
Again, if the founders ^^intended^^ vagueness, please elucidate on your interpretation.
It is YOU that indulges in modern revisionism to postulate “NBC” is not defined.
NBC, at the construction of the US Constitution was well defined and well understood. It is the failure of the present age that looks at at the terms and deems them “passe” and “vague”.
“If he declares for the presidency and then rests on the unproven precedence of Obamugabes election, he will not be supported ^for any office^ by the majority of voters in West Texas and should not be considered viable by conservatives across America.”
The paisley design was popular in the 60’s as well. It comes back every 20-25 years or so. It’s ancient design goes waaaaay back.........
That's not true.
While it's true few people remember Obama, fellow student Phil Boerner wrote an article in the New York Times about being at Columbia with Obama. Sohale Siddiqi, Obama's roommate, has been interviewed on TV. One of his college professors has publicly announced that he remembers Obama from his classes.
Yes, it confounds me that nobody at the 30th class reunion seemed to know Obama, but it's not right to say "no one remembers Obama at Columbia." A couple of friends and a professor have come forward.