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A Beastly Attack on Ted Cruz
Real Clear Politics ^ | August 20, 2013 | Tom Bevan

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 haven’t 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 Cruz’s 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 Beast’s 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.

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TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: canada; craigmazin; cruz; randsconcerntrolls; tedcruz; texas
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No real surprises to FReepers in this one. The left will continue to do what works until it doesn't work.
1 posted on 08/20/2013 9:03:47 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Meanwhile, a 40-something ‘Tony Schmeckle’ can show his wiener to the internet, ad nauseum...and can still run for Mayor.


2 posted on 08/20/2013 9:07:35 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: don-o

At least Cruz is remembered at his Alma Mater...


3 posted on 08/20/2013 9:07:44 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: don-o

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.


4 posted on 08/20/2013 9:07:55 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: mkboyce

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.


5 posted on 08/20/2013 9:10:11 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: don-o

I don’t get it. What’s wrong with wearing the paisley bathrobe?


6 posted on 08/20/2013 9:10:36 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Cowboy Bob

Bingo. No one remembers Obama at Columbia.


7 posted on 08/20/2013 9:10:36 AM PDT by y6162
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To: don-o
but as some kind of sexual deviant.

Like Hillary being a lesbian

8 posted on 08/20/2013 9:11:19 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: don-o

9 posted on 08/20/2013 9:11:48 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

OUCH!!!!!


10 posted on 08/20/2013 9:12:15 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: don-o

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.


11 posted on 08/20/2013 9:15:39 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: mjp
but as some kind of sexual deviant. Like Hillary being a lesbian

Ahem! Like Larry Sinclair's bong-toting, two-night stand?

12 posted on 08/20/2013 9:17:50 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Are you really a freeper? Ted Cruz IS a senator.


13 posted on 08/20/2013 9:27:43 AM PDT by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

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.

Absurd.


14 posted on 08/20/2013 9:31:08 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." - Glenn Beck)
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To: Eva

Paisley is sooooo gay...............


15 posted on 08/20/2013 9:34:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: txrangerette

Nope.

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.


16 posted on 08/20/2013 9:34:59 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Sorry, no one cares about your imaginary definition of natural born citizen.


17 posted on 08/20/2013 9:39:50 AM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

“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.


18 posted on 08/20/2013 9:40:18 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I’m a West Texas voter and I would support him.


19 posted on 08/20/2013 9:44:19 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Jewbacca

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.


20 posted on 08/20/2013 9:46:49 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

“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.


21 posted on 08/20/2013 9:49:31 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Lets get him to A) The Senate

For this provocation, the freshman senator from Texas

Read the articles much??

22 posted on 08/20/2013 9:50:06 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: don-o

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.


23 posted on 08/20/2013 10:06:20 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: DPMD; XenaLee; Rusty0604; Jewbacca; HawkHogan

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.


24 posted on 08/20/2013 10:18:21 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel; txrangerette
Apparently, you have a problem with the plain language of the US Constitution.

And which language would that be -- that specifically describes such a precise definition of "natural-born citizen".

25 posted on 08/20/2013 10:19:36 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01

Post-modernist weasel response.

“Never let a crisis go to waste.” -Rahm Emannuel

“If there is no crisis, invented one.” -Saul Alinsky


26 posted on 08/20/2013 10:21:46 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

“If there is no crisis, invented one.” -Saul Alinsky

...invent one...

Sorry.


27 posted on 08/20/2013 10:23:48 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

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.


28 posted on 08/20/2013 10:30:09 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missle - armed and ready.)
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To: Michael.SF.

BINGO


29 posted on 08/20/2013 10:32:02 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missle - armed and ready.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

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.


30 posted on 08/20/2013 10:36:47 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missle - armed and ready.)
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To: X-spurt

Post #5 doesn’t realize Cruz is already in the Senate.


31 posted on 08/20/2013 10:37:13 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: X-spurt

...on the pulse of WT O&G at the executive level...

What evz


32 posted on 08/20/2013 10:40:38 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

If he runs, I will vote for him.


33 posted on 08/20/2013 10:45:02 AM PDT by CityCenter (Pleading the 5th is just so 1972.)
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To: don-o

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.


34 posted on 08/20/2013 10:47:30 AM PDT by pallis
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To: don-o

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.


35 posted on 08/20/2013 10:49:51 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: CityCenter

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)

and...

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.


36 posted on 08/20/2013 10:57:56 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Rusty0604

Funny isn’t it? Don’t confuse em with facts, their mind is made up, is increasingly becoming a stick in FR’s craw.


37 posted on 08/20/2013 10:58:58 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missle - armed and ready.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

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......


38 posted on 08/20/2013 11:01:22 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missle - armed and ready.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Accordingly, he should support -in the same breath- a viable conservative candidate.,

Name one.

39 posted on 08/20/2013 11:02:19 AM PDT by twyn1
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Those that actually read the Constitution know there is no “NBC (definition) according to the plain, accepted language of the Constitution”.


40 posted on 08/20/2013 11:04:40 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missle - armed and ready.)
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To: Arrowhead1952; Lakeshark

Here’s a nice concern-troll haul. In other news:

http://www.kxan.com/news/texas/ted-cruz-holding-meetings-across-texas

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.


41 posted on 08/20/2013 11:07:52 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: X-spurt

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.


42 posted on 08/20/2013 11:18:33 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

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.


43 posted on 08/20/2013 11:26:22 AM PDT by walkingdead (It's easy, you just don't lead 'em as much....)
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To: walkingdead

:: 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.


44 posted on 08/20/2013 11:30:41 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

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.


45 posted on 08/20/2013 11:44:27 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missle - armed and ready.)
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To: Red Badger

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.


46 posted on 08/20/2013 11:51:34 AM PDT by Eva
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To: X-spurt

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”.


47 posted on 08/20/2013 12:03:17 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

“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.”

Bull.


48 posted on 08/20/2013 12:04:44 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: Eva

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.........

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paisley_%28design%29


49 posted on 08/20/2013 12:09:41 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: y6162; Cowboy Bob
No one remembers Obama at Columbia.

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.

50 posted on 08/20/2013 12:11:03 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (What happens over the rainbow stays over the rainbow)
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