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How Ted Cruz won and the GOP lost
Washington Post ^ | October 13, 2013 | Chris Cillizza

Posted on 10/13/2013 9:48:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Edited on 10/13/2013 11:13:20 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Need evidence of Cruz's gains of late? He won the 2016 straw poll at the Values Voter Summit on Saturday with 42 percent of the vote and his speech at that gathering of social conservatives was received very warmly. He has become the center of gravity for a certain not-insignificant element of the Republican party. Cruz has proven that he will be “the Tea Party’s one true standard-bearer in the Republican presidential primary,” according to Evan Smith,the CEO and editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune,a independent media outlet covering the Long Star State.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: barrycades; obamacare; obamacaves; operationwhipcracker; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; shutdown; teaparty; tedcruz; texas
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To: gogeo

Filling a spot critical to the protection of my liberty when unable or unwilling to do so is NOT the act of a nice man. It’s like when you’re on the airplane — if you’re unwilling or unable to work the emergency exit, DON’T sit in that row and make those who are, climb over you to get free.


41 posted on 10/13/2013 2:47:10 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Where is the Long Star State?


42 posted on 10/13/2013 3:32:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Still Thinking
Well, to be fair, Cruz employed a brain, a spine, and a pair of testicles. You can't fault the GOP for losing to a guy armed with stuff they've never seen before.

Instant Freeper Classic!

43 posted on 10/13/2013 5:53:52 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: VideoDoctor

The GOP got away with “we’ll settle this next time when we’ll have X and Y and Z ....

Every time the promised opportunity came (as in NOW) they caved and kicked the can for later.

Sorry guys we can’t wait


44 posted on 10/13/2013 6:04:06 PM PDT by chiller (NBCNews et al is in the tank and should be embarrassed)
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To: Windflier

Why, thank ya! I’ll be here all week!


45 posted on 10/13/2013 7:45:15 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: ez

“Quislings”

A very appropriate word.


46 posted on 10/13/2013 10:42:12 PM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: JPG

Oh oh...

How come his wife looks exactly like him...with a blonde wig?


47 posted on 10/13/2013 10:45:25 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (The "government" is nothing but a RAT jobs program)
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To: JPG

Next first family. Praying. Praying.


48 posted on 10/14/2013 4:03:18 AM PDT by MarMema
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To: gogeo

OTOH, lots of people now know who Ted Cruz is and like him.


49 posted on 10/14/2013 4:04:39 AM PDT by MarMema
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To: BarnacleCenturion

That is an important point. Cruz can unite every component of the conservative movement into a unified whole. Not since Reagan has this happened.....


50 posted on 10/14/2013 5:41:25 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Compost is still looking out for the GOP?


51 posted on 10/14/2013 12:42:31 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
How come his wife looks exactly like him...with a blonde wig?

Wow, she really does, doesn't she? They claim people are physically attracted to mates who have facial features similar to their own. Guess in this case it's true.

52 posted on 10/14/2013 3:52:29 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: SERKIT

I keep remembering how Reagan did not have the GOP’s support for a long while - but then he won by a huge majority! They must be terrified of Cruz - all the reports are focused on destroying him.


53 posted on 10/14/2013 5:55:36 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: bboop
They must be terrified of Cruz - all the reports are focused on destroying him.

Both sides are scared of Cruz. He does not climb into the gutter and name-call, but he makes a cogent and rational argument. If the Libs and GOP-e hate him, he must be doing something right. Graham, McCain, and Kirk need to have the intellectual honesty to switch parties. Make room for Conservatives.

54 posted on 10/14/2013 6:19:00 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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