The GOP hates Cruz because he understands being a leader and fighting for the win. They find it oh-so inconvenient to be forced/shamed into standing tall for even a little while. Ted Cruz is the kind of leader who can count on his followers being willing to crawl through a 100 yards of broken glass for him.
The Values Voter Summit is hardly a tea party stronghold. Previous winners of this straw poll are people like Santorum and Huckabee.
GOP is done. Stick a fork in it.
In other words - The GOPe should just keep on with their losing Strategery, just kept repeating the mantra "Don't get a we-weed up, We'll get 'em next time".
Simple - Cruz stood up for the people. The GOP didn’t.
Yep, the GOPe needs Fundamental Transformation.
Ronald Reagan was far from a GOP darling at first either. Ronaldus Magnus had his run-ins with the GOP-e. Remember the “I PAID for this microphone...” moment?!?!?! I say that we remain on ‘Cruz Control’ for a while longer and kick Mitch and Boehner to the curb.
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. ;)
Ted Cruz is “the Ronald Reagan” of 2016.
Cizilla quotes some consultant that says the problem with Cruz’ strategy is that it has zero chance of success.
And to support this supposition, republican politicians from Coburn to P. King are out there screaming that we can’t win because the GOP doesn’t have it in them to stick together long enough to score. “They’ll roll like pancakes.”
What they don’t understand is that THIS is why we despise them so. We can’t win because we can’t do what’ll it’ll take to win. So, vote for us, so that we can be in a position not to win next time, too!
There is a 100% chance that the Cruz strategy will win, IF they stick together.
Vote out all the small CRs that the GOP believes it needs to fund what truly needs to be funded, vote out a debt limit with a defund of Obamacare attached, and put the House in recess.
Tell Reid and Obama that we’ll call the House back in session after they pass the bills to fund government, but, with government closed, they see no need to hold their representatives hostage in Washington.
“While we wait on Reid and President Obama to act to end the shutdown, we believe the best use of our time in the House is to connect back home with our constituients.”
And then leave.
The House controls the purse and that means that the House controls the discussion. This idea that there’s a zero percent chance that we can win on this issue summarizes EVERYTHING that is wrong with the GOPe.
ObamaCare is self-destructing all over the place, yet that goofy Krugman on ABC was trying desperately to claim that the exchange website in CA is a smashing success. Peggy Noonan kept refuting it and she's right. Only about 6,000 out of about one million visitors have been able to actually enroll!!!
The day before that skewed poll with a huge increase in government employees included who most likely are AFSCME and SEIU and other government unionized using their lockstep union dictated talking points all of a sudden gives the GOPe an unjustified lift (along with Harry Reid and the Dems) to try once again to make a whipping boy out of the Tea Party. This inspite of the fact this is all one big "pitched battle!"
First Dubya and the Repubs win a big one in 2006 and the Dems panick and begin admitting they don't look too good to voters in the "values" arena. Then Jocko wins in 08 which upsets Repubs and the Tea Party is born and blows out the Dems in 2010 like never before! Then Obozo wins again over a good but non-flashy candidate and the GOPe now tries to halt the rise of the TP that gave them unprecedented victory just as The IRS and other agencies have the TP in a unprecedented straight jacket!!!
If Christ returned as a baby once again he'd be crucified once again. If Ronald Reagan was resurected in the body and mind of Ted Cruz with the backing of the TP, it's a cinch the GOPe would reject him and continue losing as is their habit!!!
This is a pitched battle for the soul of America and fiscal conservatism as well as social conservatism. The GOPe will never win again without both in charge of the Party!!! American voters are beginning to catch on that bloated government is not their friend!!!
Perhaps you meant 2004? The Republicans got their asses handed to them in 2006. That's the year Nancy Pelosi took over as Speaker of the House.
If WAPO says the GOP lost, you got to believe they won as did Cruz! The RATS are getting nervous, that’s why they’re trying to brainwash the public with there phony polls.
Where is the Long Star State?
The Compost is still looking out for the GOP?