Skip to comments.Is Ted Cruz the new Ronald Reagan?
Posted on 09/24/2013 8:18:46 AM PDT by pgkdan
That's the provocative thesis of Jeffrey Lord, writing at The American Spectator. He's the one we've been waiting for, to borrow an expression. Here is some of the case Lord makes:
...terrified Republicans have turned on Ted Cruz like they once went after... Ronald Reagan.
Yes, Ronald Reagan.
While no Republican Senator will ever breathe anything but the highest of laudatory tributes to Reagan these days, in fact once upon a time Reagan himself was treated in exactly the same way that Senator Cruz (not to mention Governor Palin) is treated today.
Why? For doing exactly what Senator Cruz is doing today.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Better. Reagan had leadership qualities that were desperately needed. Cruz adds strong conservative credentials.
And he does actually seem to be a quicker thinker on his feet. He’s really able to stay focused and cut through the BS answers when questioning others.
Additionally he is a strategic thinker, risk manager which doens’t compute with a bunch of risk averse, go along to get along, GOPe wussies.
It deserves to be posted twice. I LOVE Ted Cruz, and I remember well when nobody would admit to having voted for Reagan (even though he won by a landslide every time!)
Reagan was my Governor before he was everybody’s President, and I’m proud to admit that I voted for him every time!
Go, Ted, go! May the wind be at your back and God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
He also handled people like that bitch Candy Crowley pretty well, too. It was like he was calling her an ignorant slut to her face in so many words - at least the exchange I saw between them.
If I could only photoshop.
It appears to be the case.
I've called every one of Cornyn's numbers in Texas and all the phones are super busy or off the hook.
I see a lot of both of these guys - Reagan AND Mr Smith - in my Senator, Ted Cruz!!
Great idea — to support Cruz via his district office(s). Doing that, now ;)
His hair is thinning which is a major impediment to his electability.
If you can get through, give 'em hell.
Can you imagine the look on the Obama-ites faces when they realize that Ronald Reagan is not dead?
Side note....Cruz' offices are aware that Cornyn's phones are ALL busy and that Texans cannot get through to one of our *represenatives*.
I simply love him.......and keep him in prayer!
1. Ted Cruz is eligible to run ... I think he is
2. I hope he does run
3. I hope that Ted has no major skeletons in his closet
4. I REALLY hope that if there are one or two rumors of skeletons found that the conservative base will vote for him anyway.
Remember if the MSM does not find skeletons, they will make some up.
The answer is hell yes!!!
All Cornyn office phones have been busy or mail box full. Finally, however, managed to leave a message at Dallas office. Advised Cornyn to support Ted Cruz and if he does not vote to defund Obamacare from CR his political career is over in Texas.
Cruz has stronger raw intelligence. Reagan had more winsomeness.
The answer is yes.
We need good senators in the senate
Ted Cruz Ping!
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Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
“If you can get through, give ‘em hell.”
I rather send him to Hell =)
Contact the turncoat by online contact: http://www.cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactForm
So far that’s how he’s tracking, absent the great career in B movies, plus the law degree and appellate court bar experience, plus the hispanic heritage. Otherwise exactly the same. No, really his position in the party is very much like Reagan’s. He is leading as a movement conservative and trying to bring the party to him.
We can also hire some banner planes! (snicker)
“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”
Geroge S. Patton
(hat tip to Franklin Covey-Daytimer, for today’s quote)
That gets a rare dual-approval by both the Captain, and the Chief Medical Officer:
Whoever gets on the ticket in 2016, will have one hell of a fight to break down the walls of her Majesty Hillary’s castle protected and guarded by the elite Liberal guards of the MSM. Its not going to be a clean fight, that’s for sure, one wants to become the President, the other feels its an entitlement.
This is my email to Cornyn:
Dear Senator Cornyn:
If you back Reid and support cloture Friday against your fellow Texas Senator Ted Cruz you had better plan your retirement.
We Texans expect you to do all in your power to aid Senator Cruz in fighting Obama’s Healthcare Act. I do not believe polling as 100% of those we know are against funding Obamacare. We expect you to stand strong for Texas. Please reach your hand around your back and find your spine. Thank you for your help.
Home » IBD Editorials » Obama Care »
Defunding Strategy Could Spell GOP Victories In 2014
Posted 09/23/2013 07:10 PM ET
Congress: Let’s applaud the steadfast Republicans pushing the “defund ObamaCare” strategy. Forcing Democrats to vote yet again on this costly, job-killing health reform will help defeat them next year.
Critics of the “defunders” and there are smart, principled minds within their number warn that Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and the Tea Party Republicans in the House of Representatives are saving President Obama from his various failures and scandals.
That depends. Cruz is unfairly accused of having no endgame. Actually, he does, and he outlined it for RealClearPolitics.com. If Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid rejects the House bill, thus setting into motion “a government shutdown to force ObamaCare on every American,” then the House should respond not by approving another big bill funding the entire government, including ObamaCare, but by passing smaller government funding measures that withhold ObamaCare funding, “one at a time, starting with the military.”
The goal? “Dare Reid to keep voting to shut down the government.” And if “Senate Republicans unite, red-state Senate Democrats will be next. And that is how we win,” says Cruz.
As columnist Byron York points out, Cruz and his allies believe that if the Senate’s 46 Republicans stand together as all GOP senators did on a toothless defunding measure in March it will force Reid “to adopt a procedure that would require a 60-vote threshold to pass an amendment striking the defunding provision.” This “would allow Republicans, if they stay united, to stop Reid from taking out the ObamaCare provision.”
Despite Cruz’s cannibalistic savaging at the hands of fellow Republicans, this sharp former Texas solicitor general has two valuable things on his side. One is that in championing defunding of the (far from) Affordable Care Act, he is simply keeping a campaign promise his less courageous attackers also made...
I liked watching Cruz and Prince Harry go at it yesterday on the floor of the Senate.
Reagan’s degree was in economics.
Claro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ted Cruz is shaking the shi’ite out of the GOPe!
Cant get thru? then try this 202-675-6000.
That is the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Cornyn is the chair.
GIVE EM HELL!!!!!!
I think Ted Cruz is in a catagory of his own!
Call these scumbags too!
Cruz is the future of the GOP. When all the rotten things that Obama and his CABAL have done, come out—and they will— Any Democrat who supported Obamacare or the President will be turned out in a purge at the ballot box. So powerful that all the cheating, ballot box stuffing can reverse it. The Democrats will need to drop all the progressive-socialists and re-organize into the American Party they once were.
I hope you are right....I don’t think the DIM low-info voters have a damn clue!!