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Is Ted Cruz the new Ronald Reagan?
The American Thinker ^ | September 24, 2013 | Thomas Lifson

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 ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cruz; duplicate
Interesting article...not only because he makes the point that I've been making to friends for some time now. Yes! I think Ted Cruz is this generation's Ronald Reagan. A real authentic American patriot, an original thinker and patriot. He's who I've been waithing for.
1 posted on 09/24/2013 8:18:46 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: pgkdan

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.


2 posted on 09/24/2013 8:21:15 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: pgkdan; bestintxas
I have seen this before someplace

Is Ted Cruz the new Ronald Reagan? (am thinker ^ | 9/24/13 | t lifson Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 11:14:53 AM by bestintxas)

3 posted on 09/24/2013 8:21:44 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: cuban leaf

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.


4 posted on 09/24/2013 8:24:36 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: sickoflibs

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.


5 posted on 09/24/2013 8:25:43 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: cuban leaf

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.


6 posted on 09/24/2013 8:26:38 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: pgkdan
I'm thinking more of this guy

If I could only photoshop.

7 posted on 09/24/2013 8:29:33 AM PDT by McGruff (No wars for Arab pipelines!)
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To: pgkdan

It appears to be the case.


8 posted on 09/24/2013 8:30:45 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: pgkdan

Totally agree!


9 posted on 09/24/2013 8:31:42 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: pgkdan
Just called his Houston office and told 'em they have Conservative, T.E.A. Party support, keep up the good fight.

I've called every one of Cornyn's numbers in Texas and all the phones are super busy or off the hook.

10 posted on 09/24/2013 8:32:43 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: McGruff

I see a lot of both of these guys - Reagan AND Mr Smith - in my Senator, Ted Cruz!!


11 posted on 09/24/2013 8:33:21 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: TexasCajun

Great idea — to support Cruz via his district office(s). Doing that, now ;)


12 posted on 09/24/2013 8:34:41 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: pgkdan
Ted Cruz isn't handsome enough and doesn't have the 'swagger' necessary to get the female vote! Yes, this is where we're at today.

His hair is thinning which is a major impediment to his electability.

13 posted on 09/24/2013 8:36:25 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Jane Long
Cornyn's Texas Offices

If you can get through, give 'em hell.

14 posted on 09/24/2013 8:37:17 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: pgkdan
Can anyone imagine if we all were Ronald Reagan?

Can you imagine the look on the Obama-ites faces when they realize that Ronald Reagan is not dead?

15 posted on 09/24/2013 8:38:46 AM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: TexasCajun
Oh, I've had his fax numbers (ALL) on redial, since last night. He's likely cowering in the corner with Midge.

Side note....Cruz' offices are aware that Cornyn's phones are ALL busy and that Texans cannot get through to one of our *represenatives*.

16 posted on 09/24/2013 8:40:35 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Jane Long

I simply love him.......and keep him in prayer!


17 posted on 09/24/2013 8:41:38 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: pgkdan
I hope for 4 things ...

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.

18 posted on 09/24/2013 8:42:35 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: cuban leaf

The answer is hell yes!!!


19 posted on 09/24/2013 8:44:35 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: TexasCajun

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.


20 posted on 09/24/2013 8:45:27 AM PDT by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: cuban leaf

Cruz has stronger raw intelligence. Reagan had more winsomeness.

Net?

The answer is yes.


21 posted on 09/24/2013 8:46:44 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: clamper1797

We need good senators in the senate


22 posted on 09/24/2013 8:54:17 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Jane Long
I dropped Senator Cruz another note letting him know that I appreciate him doing what I elected him to do.

/johnny

23 posted on 09/24/2013 8:55:00 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
TWITTER: Tea Party Express‏@TeaPartyExpress46s Time to melt the phone lines and tell your Senators to vote NO on cloture. A VOTE FOR CLOTURE IS A VOTE TO FUND OBAMACARE! #Tcot #teaparty
24 posted on 09/24/2013 8:56:17 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: pgkdan; pattty; pollywog; RonDog; JDoutrider; Varmint Al; BlatherNaut; KateUTWS; onyx; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

Let me know if you want on/off this ping list.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


25 posted on 09/24/2013 8:57:25 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: TexasCajun

“If you can get through, give ‘em hell.”

I rather send him to Hell =)


26 posted on 09/24/2013 9:00:03 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: sheikdetailfeather
The phone lines to Cornyns office are clogged. Voice Mailboxes are full. The people are speaking. Cornyn needs to be afraid for his job.

/johnny

27 posted on 09/24/2013 9:01:40 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: TexasCajun

Contact the turncoat by online contact: http://www.cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactForm


28 posted on 09/24/2013 9:03:58 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: pgkdan

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.


29 posted on 09/24/2013 9:11:09 AM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: JRandomFreeper

We can also hire some banner planes! (snicker)


30 posted on 09/24/2013 9:15:21 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: pgkdan

“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”
Geroge S. Patton

(hat tip to Franklin Covey-Daytimer, for today’s quote)


31 posted on 09/24/2013 9:18:26 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
TED CRUZ MAN OF STEEL....
32 posted on 09/24/2013 9:19:35 AM PDT by jimsin
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To: clamper1797
I hope for 4 things ...
1. Ted Cruz is eligible to run
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.

That gets a rare dual-approval by both the Captain, and the Chief Medical Officer:


33 posted on 09/24/2013 9:26:59 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: pgkdan

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.


34 posted on 09/24/2013 9:29:08 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: TexasCajun

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.


35 posted on 09/24/2013 9:30:23 AM PDT by alamogal
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To: pgkdan

Home » IBD Editorials » Obama Care »
Obama Care

Defunding Strategy Could Spell GOP Victories In 2014
9 Comments

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...

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-obama-care/092313-672197-gop-defund-strategy-keeps-focus-on-obamacare-flaws.htm


36 posted on 09/24/2013 9:36:45 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: pgkdan

I liked watching Cruz and Prince Harry go at it yesterday on the floor of the Senate.


37 posted on 09/24/2013 9:37:05 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: jimfree

Reagan’s degree was in economics.


38 posted on 09/24/2013 9:47:01 AM PDT by ansel12 ( 'I'm on That New Obama Diet... Every Day I Let Vladimir Putin Eat My Lunch' .)
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To: cuban leaf

Claro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ted Cruz is shaking the shi’ite out of the GOPe!


39 posted on 09/24/2013 10:06:03 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: TexasCajun

Cant get thru? then try this 202-675-6000.
That is the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Cornyn is the chair.

GIVE EM HELL!!!!!!


40 posted on 09/24/2013 10:10:11 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: SoConPubbie

I think Ted Cruz is in a catagory of his own!


41 posted on 09/24/2013 10:10:45 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: pgkdan

Call these scumbags too!
http://www.gop.com/contact-us/


42 posted on 09/24/2013 10:13:45 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Good!


43 posted on 09/24/2013 10:14:35 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: txhurl
Wow, this is some kind of new record; maybe we'll get to fifty posts before he's called ineligible Canadian.......
44 posted on 09/24/2013 10:18:00 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE.)
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To: LUV W

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.


45 posted on 09/24/2013 2:31:17 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I hope you are right....I don’t think the DIM low-info voters have a damn clue!!


46 posted on 09/24/2013 3:43:47 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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