Skip to comments.Conservatives to Cruz: 'Run, Ted, run'
Posted on 09/02/2013 8:48:13 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was met with enthusiastic cheers from an "adoring" audience during his address at a conservative summit on Saturday, the friendliest of any of the potential 2016 presidential hopefuls to speak at the Defending the Dream summit.
The event, hosted by Americans for Prosperity, drew a handful of other conservative stars and would-be presidential contenders: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R ) and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R ) all spoke.
But according to The Washington Post, none received so warm a welcome as Cruz. He was met with chants of "Run, Ted, run!" after giving a speech focused largely on the imperative of defunding ObamaCare, a cause which he and a handful of other conservatives in the Senate have championed in recent weeks.
Cruz slammed fellow Republicans who have criticized the push as potentially politically harmful and pledged not to back down from a threat to shut down the government if the law is not defunded.
Right now, the people who are fighting the hardest against our effort to defund Obamacare are sadly Republican, he said. Over and over again, they say, We cant win this fight. Well, you know you lose 100 percent of the fights that you surrender at the outset.
Cruz has fast emerged as a darling of the conservative movement, taking a place somewhat lost by Rubio after the Florida senator took the lead on immigration reform, drawing him criticism from conservatives and leading to a drop in many national polls of the 2016 GOP presidential landscape.
Indeed, Rubio's reception at the same summit on Friday was decidedly less enthusiastic. Though he received cheers for parts of his speech, he was also heckled over immigration reform with shouts of "No amnesty!" from the crowd.
In contrast, Cruz took the stage to a sustained standing ovation and exited to calls for him to run for president.
Ted Cruz Ping!
While Mr. Cruz has appealing qualities, I am concerned about his eligibility to be president.
Indeed, as am I. Wonderful man, excellent senator. Stay, Ted, Stay! Stay in the senate! We worked very hard to get you in there - which is why the RINOs want to take you away from us.
Democrats don`t care where candidates are born.
Ted Cruz is a natural born CITIZEN and Patriot!
I always get the impression, when listening to his speeches, that he has perfected a style of contrived sincerity.,
Fortunately or not that law was resolved against your position
“Republicans don`t care where candidates are born.”
I fixed that for you!
MEGA DITTOS TO THAT!He “Says What He Means”(and he MEANS what he says)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“Please show me in the US Constitution the relevant parts that define “Natural Born” as requiring 2 citizen parents?”
The US Constitution explicitly distinguishes between the natural born citizens and those born outside of the united states who become citizens. Article II, Section 1 of the US Constitution.
Why did the Fathers include this? They included this because they wanted to be sure that the highest office in the land was someone who was free of entanglements and was loyal to the united states, in an empirical fashion that would not change. You can purchase and acquire citizenship - where you are born cannot change.
Cruz was born in Canada. He does not have an American birth certificate. He has a Canadian birth certificate, a Canadian passport and he is a natural born Canadian citizenship, acquired from birth in Calgary Alberta.
Thus, he falls afoul of Article II section 1 of the US constitution. He is not eligible.
Andrew Jackson`s parents were born in Ireland.
Thomas Jefferson`s mother was born in London.
I’m sure the Democrats are thinking the same thing digging too as they dig nto their law books and figuring every avenue to challenge his eligibility. Make no mistake they fear Cruz more than anyone else on the GOP side and will use any means necessary to take him off the table as a presidential candidate.
I see I have opened a can of worms, but he was born in Canada and one of his parents was born in Cuba.
I have a feeling that if he was a liberal Democrat, many here would be banging the, “He is not eligible” drum.
It’s important to have consistent standards.
Run, Ted, Run!!
“I have a feeling that if he was a liberal Democrat, many here would be banging the, He is not eligible drum.”
Indeed. I share the exact same opinion. It’s ok because it’s Cruz. No, it’s not ok.
I’m concerned that the GOP-e RINOs are going to let our country be flushed down the drain!!
The time to rebel against politics as usual is NOW!!
Let McCain/Romney be the end of the GOP-e loser RINO train!!
Go, tea party rebellion!!
Run, Cruz, RUN!!
They did....so tell me where Ted violates this or kindly politely and with all due respect STFU.
no, and see post 19 if you can’t figure it out on your own.....
He’s a Canadian citizen, was born in Canada. Has a Canadian passport.
If he were a liberal, you’d consider him ineligible.
It’s past time concern troll birthers start getting zotted
It’s important that we support a CONSERVATIVE like Cruz who is pro-life, pro-family, pro-religious freedom, pro-gun, pro-drilling, pro-constitutionally limited small government, pro-individual liberty, pro-states rights, pro-defense, pro-border security, pro-America, anti-big government, anti-ObamaCare, anti-AMNESTY, anti-IRS, anti-income tax, anti-EPA, anti-abortion, anti-homo marriage, anti-socialism, anti-liberalism, anti-RINOism.
That’s Cruz and he has the grassroots tea party support. And he has my support. He fits the bill perfectly to head up our tea party rebellion!!
And sorry, ma’am, but he’s an AMERICAN in every sense of the word and infinitely more so than Obama or Hillary or any bought and paid for RINO that Tokyo Rove and the GOP-e can dredge up!!
Eff the RINOS!! Eff the left!!
Rebellion is ON!!
Run, Ted, RUN!!
But he isn’t a liberal. He’s the most conservative prospect that we’ve had since the 1980’s. So if the libs can get away with this crap by electing Obama, then I’m all for fighting to get Cruz elected. Anything else is a unilateral surrender, something the GOP does way too often.
Wrong! He’s an AMERICAN!!
this was held in Orlando FLA
JCBreckenridge: “Its ok because its Cruz. No, its not ok.”
Agreed. Born in another country to parents who are not both citizens? How could that be considered natural born? So if a Saudi prince takes an American wife and has children born in Saudi Arabia, they are “natural born” Americans? That sounds like complete nonsense to me.
“the libs can get away with this crap by electing Obama, then Im all for fighting to get Cruz elected”
I thought we were conservatives and not liberals. Guess I thought wrong. Liberals justify it because they believe that power trumps principles. Doing the right thing - in the end - will benefit us far more.
Here’s what I see happening. RINOs will entice Cruz to run. Then they backstab him during his presidential campaign. Cruz loses - Liberals install a D in his seat. We lose the Senate, House and the presidency.
How does this help us?
C. Edmund Wright: “and with all due respect STFU.”
Very civil of you.
His mother was an American citizen. Cruz is an American citizen by birth. A natural born American citizen!!
Damn the naysayers and the RINOs they ride in on, full steam ahead!!
Rebellion is ON!! Join or perish!!
DON’T TREAD ON ME!!
Conservatives MUST get behind one candidate. We can win if we choose and promote one from the beginning and don’t waver. Having 6-7 semi conservatives to split us up is what killed us last time.(Last several elections)
We need to decide NOW and be vocal and run over the GOPe.
I hope Ted runs, and I hope he makes the decision early and that other conservatives get behind him and we stop the tearing down and splitting up. We can WIN if we are united!
We also need to meantime be primarying every stinking RINO we possibly can in House and Senate, beginning with John Boehner. I HOPE we can find a conservative to run against him!
“Agreed. Born in another country to parents who are not both citizens? How could that be considered natural born? So if a Saudi prince takes an American wife and has children born in Saudi Arabia, they are natural born Americans? That sounds like complete nonsense to me.”
Yes, this is the exact standard that apparently is ‘good enough’. You share my precise concerns.
Why have a citizen at all? Why have a residency requirement? Because the constitution says so?
We have been told that ‘slippery slope is a fallacy. I recall, less than 10 years ago being told that sex education for kindergartners was a myth. Now, today, it is a reality. We open the doors to this - we’ll see the floodgates opened. Where Americans are governed not by one of their own but by a foreigner who’s never set foot in America. We had that once before - in King George.
Well stated. And factual.
Check into it.
Ted Cruz - 2016
I prefer Palin for Prez., Cruz for Senate Leader.
“I hope Ted runs, and I hope he makes the decision early and that other conservatives get behind him and we stop the tearing down and splitting up.”
I hope a candidate who is eligible runs and we can all get behind him. Last time, IIRC - everyone was upset that Palin didn’t run and then rather than voting for the most conservative candidate on the ballot decided to hold out. It was a disappointment.
We needed unity and we had a candidate who proved he could beat Romney. Too little too late. Now we’re supposed to get behind a fantastic conservative senator who happens to be ineligible. We lose on that issue and lose the presidency and then what do we get for it?
“What kind of drugs are you taking anyway?”
Would I vote for him? Probably. Do I think he’s a natural born citizen? No, but I’m sure there will be plenty of legal arguments both for and against.
Certainly you can see why some of us take issue when constitutional provisions are distorted because it suits our purposes? We hate it when the left does that.
Is there any evidence the founders believed natural born meant born anywhere so long as one parent was an American?
Of all the potential 2016 contenders, he is the one that most intrigues me right now, WJ. It's still way early, and I don't know too much about Senator Cruz yet--haven't had time. But from all I've heard, he seems like a true conservative who stands for what is right and can articulate it with passion and intelligence. That's what I'm looking for.
As to his eligibility, I think the questions you raise--which are legitimate concerns--will be settled soon enough, if they have not been already. Lots of folks are saying he is eligible, and it sounds like a strong case can be made for that.
Why are you even a FReeper? If you don’t like what we stand for, bail the hell out now while you still have a choice to do so on your own.
IF Cruz runs and IF he’s the strongest conservative running (which no doubt he will be, look up his record) he will have my support 100%!! And I’m not going to allow the crap that happened during the last two presidential cycles to happen again. RINO supporters can go straight to hell as far as I’m concerned along with any “conservative” who supports amnesty.
This is rebellion (a voter rebellion)!! Look up the Declaration. See if you can figure out what is says about consent of the governed and what that means. See if you can find the Founders’ remedy for despotic government.
Live free or die!!
We have not yet begun to fight!!
You accused me of doing drugs. Prove that I’m on any drug of any sort.
This Ted Cruz birther stuff would continue even if an angel came down and affirmed his eligibility.
Their legal arguments don’t hold water. No court will even touch it. It’s up to the people.
He is spreading malicious lies and I’ve got a hunch he won’t be long for FR.