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Ted Cruz - Intellect on Display - Cruz on CNN State of the Union
October 6, 2013 | Ralph Mitchell

Posted on 10/06/2013 6:44:49 AM PDT by mitchell001

On today's CNN State of the Union, Sen.Ted Cruz was simply "Intellect on Display" as he seemlessly won every debate point with host Candy Crowley. I say we support Ted Cruz all the way to the Presidency.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 113th; candycrowley; cnn; cruz; debate; obamacare; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; shutdown; tedcruz; tedcruzinterview; texas
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1 posted on 10/06/2013 6:44:49 AM PDT by mitchell001
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To: mitchell001

I would like to have seen the exchange, if for no other reason than to watch Crowley lose ten or forty pounds in fear-sweat.


2 posted on 10/06/2013 6:49:46 AM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: mitchell001

Candy Crowley...sorry but with her it was no debate. Ted would have won if he hadn’t opened his mouth.


3 posted on 10/06/2013 6:51:46 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Old Sarge
I would like to have seen the exchange, if for no other reason than to watch Crowley lose ten or forty pounds in fear-sweat.

Heehee. I SHOULDN'T get so much joy from your snide remark! What does that say about me?

4 posted on 10/06/2013 6:53:16 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: mitchell001

I’d rather have him on the Supreme Court where he can serve for decades.


5 posted on 10/06/2013 6:53:36 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: mitchell001

Candy is a commie


6 posted on 10/06/2013 6:54:15 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: mitchell001
Cruz is looking better by the day. Especially since Palin appears to have abandoned elective politics for the position of King Maker and I cannot fault her for that.

My only niggling worry is, the history of Senators and Representatives moving directly into the White Hut. It ain't that good. Even with a stopover as vice president.
Kennedy, Johnson, Ford, The Won in just the past fifty years.
Their records just are not that good.

7 posted on 10/06/2013 6:54:32 AM PDT by Tupelo (Snatching Defeat from the jaws of Victory, an old Republican Tradition.)
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To: mitchell001

Post it please someone


8 posted on 10/06/2013 6:55:12 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: mitchell001
I say we support Ted Cruz all the way to the Presidency.

Absolutely. In some ways, dare I say it, he's better than Reagan.

9 posted on 10/06/2013 6:56:40 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Tupelo
Kennedy, Johnson, Ford, The Won in just the past fifty years.

What do they have in common? They're all progressives. Their suckiness has little to do with their being Senators.

No worries. Cruz '16.

10 posted on 10/06/2013 6:58:26 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

“Absolutely. In some ways, dare I say it, he’s better than Reagan.”

All due respect to all, Cruz has only talked,

Governor Walker has accomplished, Ronald Reagan accomplished.

Ted Cruz has not brought down any Iron Curtain and I’d vote for Cruz in a heartbeat but I’m still realistic not a swooning fanboy.


11 posted on 10/06/2013 7:01:43 AM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: mitchell001

We as Americans need to avoid the cult of personality that takes over.


12 posted on 10/06/2013 7:02:55 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: cloudmountain

Schadenfreude is a tasty dish....


13 posted on 10/06/2013 7:04:29 AM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: Paine in the Neck

He can do one, then the other. Taft was Chief Justice.


14 posted on 10/06/2013 7:08:51 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: BeadCounter
Cruz isn't accomplished? He has single-handedly:

-Separated the Collaborators from the Good Guys.
-Lead the fight against Obamacare
-Put the fear of the Tea Party into the hearts of the Collaborators.
-Become the unofficial spokesman for, and representative of, the Republican Party.

Besides these accomplishments, he has successfully argued Supreme Court cases.

And he's only 42. Yes, 42.

Compare him to Reagan at the same age.

When Cruz hits age 76, we can then compare lifetime accomplishments.

15 posted on 10/06/2013 7:10:25 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Arthur McGowan
He can do one, then the other. Taft was Chief Justice.

That's what I'm thinking. He's only 42. He could be done with presidentin' by age 55.

16 posted on 10/06/2013 7:12:13 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I firmly believe that if it were not for Cruz - Obama would have been catered to by Boehner.


17 posted on 10/06/2013 7:12:53 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: mitchell001

Gotta believe Candy don’t smell real good when she gets to sweatin’.


18 posted on 10/06/2013 7:14:04 AM PDT by Palio di Siena (Obama loves the USA like OJ loved Nicole)
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To: RummyChick
I firmly believe that if it were not for Cruz - Obama would have been catered to by Boehner.

Absolutely. We're on the knife's edge, and Ted has brought us back from the brink.

I heard on the radio (sorry, I can't remember the source) that Boehner said that he couldn't fully fund the government, even if he wanted to, simply because he can't whip enough votes.

It seems reasonable to assume that Boehner decided to jump in front of the parade.

Ted's still going to have to fight the Collaborators every step of the way. I have no doubt that he will, and I'm confident that he can win.

He's thrashing McConnell, Boehner, Reid, Pelosi and Obama, almost single-handedly.

19 posted on 10/06/2013 7:19:01 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Oh Cruz has lead the fight against Obamacare single-handedly?

Gee, 19 senate votes compared to the Republican-controlled House that voted to defund it?? And voted against Obama care a number of time.

“Separated the Collaborators from the good guys” In the Senate.

“Put the fear of the Tea Party into the hearts of Collaborators”, In the Senate, if one is over the moon about Cruz’s speech, the House voted to outright defund Obamacare, we would be nowhere without the House.


20 posted on 10/06/2013 7:19:59 AM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: RummyChick

YES!
“I firmly believe that if it were not for Cruz - Obama would have been catered to by Boehner.”

You are totally correct

Now millions are actually taking the time to learn more and call their pols


21 posted on 10/06/2013 7:21:19 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

This truly is a perfect storm- because I am sure there are polls out there for Graham, Boehner, and Mcconnell that show they are in trouble for reelection.
One key thing is that they need to hold out long enough for people to get on the Healthcare website and see just how bad it is going to be for them.


22 posted on 10/06/2013 7:21:35 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: BeadCounter

I’m all for Cruz but I listen to Rush every chance I get. Seems Cruz’s filibuster is a lot of what Rush says daily. Good it got to the senate, politicians need a kick in the pants but let’s make no mistake, without the Republican controlled House of Representatives, we would be nowhere.


23 posted on 10/06/2013 7:22:28 AM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: RWGinger

Can you provide proof that the House of Representatives would have voted for Obamacare? Forget Boehner in this case, the rest of the House, Gohmert, Bachmann, still voted to defund. The Senate just has a speech that isn’t even a real filibuster.


24 posted on 10/06/2013 7:24:08 AM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Is there any Constitutional law barring ex-Presidents from being appointed to SCOTUS?


25 posted on 10/06/2013 7:25:02 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: mitchell001

A video of the interview maybe posted here at some point. There are videos of other interviews from this AM.

http://sotu.blogs.cnn.com/


26 posted on 10/06/2013 7:25:07 AM PDT by deport
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To: BeadCounter
Who rallied the people to put pressure on the House?

Who gathered 2 million signatures on a petition to defund Obamacare, when the conventional wisdom was that defunding was an impossible, quixotic task?

Aside from Lee, who was the only spokesman for the effort in its infancy? Even Rand was squishy.

Boehner wanted to cave. Ted made it impossible.

27 posted on 10/06/2013 7:25:33 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I think enormously well of Ted Cruz. But, you can’t make a comparison to Reagan. It’s kind of like comparing Hank Aaron after his breakout year in 1957 to Babe Ruth. Here’s what I will say about Cruz: He is showing us, right now, he can hold his own in the national spotlight. In contrast, think of Marco Rubio. Back in 2012, wasn’t he everybody’s choice for Vice President (well, except Mitt Romney). And, yet, what happened to him when the national spotlight was put on him? He wilted. Cruz, on the other hand, he showing that he has the potential to be a great communicator. He might not have the dulcid tone that Reagan possessed, but the guy is off-the-scale brilliant and quick-witted. In these interviews, he is like a Grand Master in chess thinking three or four moves ahead of you. And, when he speaks to an audience without a teleprompter, he like an NFL offensive lineman going sleeveless to show off his muscles.


28 posted on 10/06/2013 7:26:24 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: RummyChick
One key thing is that they need to hold out long enough for people to get on the Healthcare website and see just how bad it is going to be for them.

Yes. The timing is perfect. Time is on our side. All we have to do is stand firm.

29 posted on 10/06/2013 7:27:24 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: RummyChick

30 posted on 10/06/2013 7:29:02 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

“Who rallied the people to put pressure on the House?”

So we are to believe you that Cruz got the House to vote down Obamacare when the Senate could only muster 19 votes??

Do you keep up with the news?? The House has voted countless times to defund Obamacare before Cruz. Besides, you are asserting Cruz did this, only an assertion, no real proof.

If you want to say Cruz at 42, let’s look at Governor Scott Walker who is the same age.

Stared down the Unions for the People, saved Wisconsin millions, Signed into Law numerous pro-life bills, keeping national land open in Wisconsin. Same age.

You are saying a lot of things, you don’t have proof of.

Bachmann was touting her bill defunding Obamacare that passed the house 3 months ago. The House is conservative, again, the Senate had only 19 votes.

Cruz led a movement in the Senate, last I saw Obamacare is still in effect.


31 posted on 10/06/2013 7:34:15 AM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: Redmen4ever
Absolutely. You can't compare them directly until Ted's career is over. But if you compare them at the same age, 42 (!), Ted compares favorably.

I'm certainly not diminishing Reagan in any way. Reagan had a steeper mountain to climb, back in the day, having to fight the Ruskies and a hostile media, without the help of the interwebs or talk radio.

OTOH, we tend not to see the great moments in history, and greatness of historical figures, until they have passed from the scene.

Back in the day, I loved Reagan, but I didn't see him as the herculean figure that we now understand him to be. Similarly, I remember thinking at the time, "I wonder if we'll look back at the Reagan/Thatcher era as a high-water mark for America and Britain." I don't think anyone wonders about that now.

So I'm just saying, let's not wait 25 years to fully appreciate Ted. We have a giant walking amongst us.

32 posted on 10/06/2013 7:34:17 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: BeadCounter

Scott Walker supports Illegal Alien Amnesty....and the discussion ends there. Walker also never cut and reduced salaries of executive and adminstrative govt jobs (where govt spending is most excessive). Ted Cruz would make a much better President than squishy Walker


33 posted on 10/06/2013 7:35:04 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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To: BeadCounter
This isn't a mathematical proof. You're certainly entitled to your opinion. I'm just giving you my estimation of the man.

Let’s look at Governor Scott Walker who is the same age. Stared down the Unions for the People, saved Wisconsin millions, Signed into Law numerous pro-life bills, keeping national land open in Wisconsin. Same age.

All good. Great, actually. And yet he publicly rejected shutting down the government to defund Obamacare.

34 posted on 10/06/2013 7:38:51 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Cruz has an unique quality...cutting to the chase and laying out the enemy at the same time.

I look forward to him becoming pres. He will overcome his enemies..the ones in the open and those slithering behind.


35 posted on 10/06/2013 7:41:44 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: RWGinger

The establishment Republicans didn’t want him to win his Senate seat. I bet they will support with RNC money a primary challenger his next election.

We need to get the establishment republicans out before they can hurt the TEA party republicans more.


36 posted on 10/06/2013 7:42:38 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

May, 2013, Bachmann’s bill to repeal Obamacare, it passed the House:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3017283/posts

So we are to believe while only 19 votes in Cruz’s Senate voted to defund Obamacare, he got the House too???

Yeah, right.

“Bachmann: Shut Down Obamacare, Not the Government”

http://bachmann.house.gov/press-release/bachmann-shut-down-obamacare-not-government

None of this would have been possible without the House and the House has voted numerous times in the past already to defund/repeal Obamacare.


37 posted on 10/06/2013 7:43:56 AM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: BeadCounter

I hope he filibusters this mess again in the coming weeks. I have a good part of his speech already written. Just start reading the 10,500 plus pages of ObamaDon’tcare regulations from start to finish.


38 posted on 10/06/2013 7:48:46 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Cruz buried in the Supreme Court and Hillary in the WH appointing Lefties to the SC. What a waste of a patriot, imho.


39 posted on 10/06/2013 7:51:20 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: mitchell001

bump


40 posted on 10/06/2013 7:51:47 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
*** "In November, the Russian department at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, read aloud all 1,358 pages of “War and Peace” on the 100th year of Tolstoy’s death. It took 24 hours."

so basically, he could just read the actual 2,000 pages of the un"Affordable HealthCare" act, and still have the longest speech in Senate history.

41 posted on 10/06/2013 7:52:11 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Yes, you’re right. Cruz is unflappable, AND, he doesn’t have Nancy and Ron Jr., and Patty to tug him to the Left.


42 posted on 10/06/2013 7:54:42 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: yldstrk

http://youtu.be/IpnQJEmSpPk


43 posted on 10/06/2013 7:55:41 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: RitaOK

Hillary’s not going to be in the WH. I don’t know who will be but Liz Warren will take Hillary out in the ‘Rat primary.


44 posted on 10/06/2013 7:56:36 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Tea Party put the House in Republican control in 2010; that is where the Tea Party has led. So Ted Cruz leading the Tea Party to pressure in the House doesn’t hold water. House acted many times, the problem is with all of the turncoat Senators, McCain and the others. House has voted down Obamacare many times already, probably before Cruz even became a Senator. Sure, he gave voice to the people in the Senate but it didn’t stop implementation but the House still wields a lot of power in how this will end up and the House can affect the outcome.


45 posted on 10/06/2013 7:57:05 AM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: Old Sarge

17:56 Minutes
Sen. Ted Cruz with Candy Crowley on CNN’s State of the Union

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpnQJEmSpPk

Description under the video
2:44 Minutes
Ted Cruz to Candy Crowley: Use Debt Ceiling Vote to ‘Mitigate’ ObamaCare - CNN - 10/6/13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh5PMEhvkVc


46 posted on 10/06/2013 8:02:02 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Paine in the Neck

Hmmm. Warren does NOT have the chops, but I get your point. Hillary may well prefer queenie of the world, taking on Brack’s attitude...that the presidency is beneath her.


47 posted on 10/06/2013 8:21:54 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: mitchell001; pax_et_bonum; samiam1972; Irish Eyes; Patriot Babe; noprogs; ez; boxlunch; PoloSec; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

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


48 posted on 10/06/2013 8:33:11 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: kanawa

God I abhor Cindy Crowley, what a hack


49 posted on 10/06/2013 8:37:24 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: FreeAtlanta

She is a battle ax


50 posted on 10/06/2013 8:38:14 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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