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Texans Stick With Cruz Despite Defeat in Washington
New York Times ^ | October 18, 2013 | MANNY FERNANDEZ

Posted on 10/19/2013 6:04:14 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife


Michael Stravato for The New York Times
Bruce Labay, a businessman in El Campo, Texas, on Friday. Mr. Labay expressed his support
for Senator Ted Cruz by attaching plastic foam cups to a fence.

HOUSTON — Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas and the face of the angry right, has been criticized, lambasted and lampooned for putting the nation through a 16-day government shutdown and the prospect of a financial default.

Bloomberg Businessweek put him on its cover as a mad hatter who defines how “crazy is the new normal.” Representative Peter T. King, a Republican from New York, has said Republican leaders need to go after Mr. Cruz and accused him of bringing the country “to the edge of ruin.”

In Texas, it is a different story.

Drivers speeding down a busy highway about 70 miles outside Houston have been greeted with two blunt messages that Bruce Labay put up at his oil field services business. One declared that Mr. Labay was tired of softhearted Republicans, though he used a more colorful adjective. The other read, “We Need More Republicans Like Ted Cruz.”

Mr. Labay, 55, made his signs by sticking 1,200 plastic foam cups, one by one, into the loops of his chain-link fence, a 90-minute project that filled much of the fencing around BL Oilfield Services in the town of El Campo.

“I was proud of him,” Mr. Labay said of the state’s junior senator. “I was proud he was a Texan. I wish they would have held firm, and we’d still be shut down.” .......

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; conservatism; cruz; deathpanels; faithfulsen; obamacare; teaparty; tedcruz; texan; texas; zerocare
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1 posted on 10/19/2013 6:04:14 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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You MUST read the entire article.

Go Ted Cruz!!


2 posted on 10/19/2013 6:08:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
BTTT!.....I hope more folks speak up for Senator Cruz....

..He's in the middle of the maelstrom and although he was, I'm sure, keenly aware of what he was walking into, he's still human and surely appreciates encouragement and recognition from those who like what he's doing......

..especially in face of those horrible threats he is now receiving.

We are blessed to have him on our side....fighting for our cause and the Republic.

3 posted on 10/19/2013 6:11:37 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I admire Ted Cruz and feel bad that all the pussy Republicans abandoned and betrayed him


4 posted on 10/19/2013 6:16:41 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Cruz is smarter than most of Washington and the media and they don’t like that.

Obama is getting his way, he is making the US so poor and third world that we will have to pull out of the middle east. It is all about islam with Barry, it always has been.


5 posted on 10/19/2013 6:18:02 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: Guenevere; yldstrk
A version of this article appears in print on October 19, 2013, on page A11 of the New York edition with the headline: ‘Texas Is Not America,’ and Backs Its Senator in Defeat.
6 posted on 10/19/2013 6:18:19 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Cruz wasn’t defeated. He offered a better route and his Senate colleagues were fine with the status quo in Washington. The people lost, and Cruz gained a national following. Depending on his desired path in the future, the only negative for Cruz in this is moving squarely into the liberal media buzzsaw.

If a highly principled, very articulate, very smart and fearless Hispanic man can’t weather the media nuclear attack, we may learn through this that no one can.


7 posted on 10/19/2013 6:19:27 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“Texas is not America,” said Matt Mackowiak, a Republican political consultant in Austin and the former spokesman for Mr. Cruz’s Republican predecessor in the Senate, Kay Bailey Hutchison. “It’s in America, but it’s not America."

Fair enough. Subtraction. Now more than ever, it's the right thing to do. Time for Texas to kick some states out of the Union.
8 posted on 10/19/2013 6:22:10 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Texans stand for doing whats right.

“Remember the Alamo”

May have ended in a perceived defeat, but lead to greater things.

Ted Cruz carries on that dedication to purpose.


9 posted on 10/19/2013 6:24:43 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: ilgipper
Cruz wasn’t defeated. .....

You're right. Cruz rallied Americans by showing everyone there are elected officials who will stand and represent conservatism.

He also exposed those who won't.

All and all, I'd say a very good day at the office.

10 posted on 10/19/2013 6:24:57 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: PowderMonkey

Matt Mackowiak, a Republican political consultant


The kind that Dems love to have as their opponent.


11 posted on 10/19/2013 6:25:50 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: ilgipper
Cruz wasn’t defeated.

Agree. Saving the Obamacare disaster and continuing the god-awful deficit wasn't a victory but that's what the Democrats and the GOP-E like to call it.

The problem with the government shut down was the cuts weren't nearly deep enough. Spending has to be cut by 1/4 to avoid more money printing, more borrowing or more economy-wrecking taxes.

The inside-the-beltway crowd is so out of touch it's astounding.

12 posted on 10/19/2013 6:27:52 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: patriotspride

Poor Matt. Bless his heart. Something tells me life for him is going to be rather unpleasant, outside of Austin.


13 posted on 10/19/2013 6:28:48 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Who gives a crap what Peter King and the rest of the establishment thinks. We are here....we will be heard...if you hit us we will hit back. Peter King has earned himself a primary opponent....I hope. Being from New York I doubt we can replace him but we can damn sure make his sorry ass miserable!!!


14 posted on 10/19/2013 6:29:35 AM PDT by ontap (but was just wondering how the Martinez family feels about illegal aliens.....just asking!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Go, Ted! NYC will never understand. Well, maybe they will and that is why they are focused on doing Cruz in. And Palin! But there is a sea change, and they will know ... eventually.


15 posted on 10/19/2013 6:32:06 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yeah, like we should let the New York times and our opposition pick who our heroes are.


16 posted on 10/19/2013 6:33:42 AM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
DEE FEET?
Hardly. . . . .
He was one of the few with the guts to tell the MF truth.
Truth! you know that elusive term ZERO never uses.
Once the shit hits the fan Ted will be a hero. . .
OK Maybe not a hero to the LSM, but to some voters that didn't understand.
17 posted on 10/19/2013 6:35:54 AM PDT by DeaconRed (I won't back down. You can stand me up at the gates of Hell and I won't back down. My Stance to BO)
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To: DeaconRed
DEE FEET?

:)

18 posted on 10/19/2013 6:40:48 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I reckon I’ll have to visit Texas soon.


19 posted on 10/19/2013 6:41:32 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Let me get this straight, Cruz answered his campaign promise to dismantle the universally, and bipartisan disgust in Obamacare, actually did what he said he promised in his position as Senator.. OUTRAGEOUS..

Can’t let that happen.. An Honest Politician, UNBELIEVABLE, UNACCEPTABLE, UNALLOWABLE.. WELCOME TO TEXAS, WE KEEP OUR PROMISES AS WELL..
DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS OR TEXANS!


20 posted on 10/19/2013 6:53:10 AM PDT by carlo3b (RUFFLE FEATHERS, and destroy their FEATHER NEST!)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Come see us! But don’t hold Austin against the rest of Texas. It is an embarrassment.


21 posted on 10/19/2013 6:53:41 AM PDT by native texan (Texans should be independent thinkers)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Cruz is one of the very few in our government who is for the people, for America and intelligent enough to see what is going on in corrupt Washington. Unless and until more true Americans’ stand with him the nation will continue down the road to disaster. And that disaster is not far away.


22 posted on 10/19/2013 6:59:25 AM PDT by mulligan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“I am Ted Cruz.”

23 posted on 10/19/2013 7:01:44 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: RKBA Democrat

“I reckon I’ll have to visit Texas soon.”

Well, I “reckon” you should, lol! As the commercial goes, “it’s like a whole other country”. Btw, if you should happen to be from one of those Commie blue states, check any Marxists attitudes you may posses at the border please :). God Bless Texas!


24 posted on 10/19/2013 7:07:36 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I love Texas. It’s the way Arizona used to be before we were invaded from the south and the west. Californians looking for work because they chased all the business away was the worst thing that ever happened to us. Beware Texas, the same may happen to you, I hope you are strong enough to overcome the liberal hoards.


25 posted on 10/19/2013 7:09:11 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I moved to Texas in July. I am very proud to say that I have Ted Cruz and Louie Gohmert representing me in Washington DC, instead of the Rats I had before in NC, David Price and Kay Hagan..... We need many more Teds and Louies IMO.....


26 posted on 10/19/2013 7:11:34 AM PDT by machman
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The critters at the Old Grey Whore cannot comprehend why everyone doesn't agree with them!

What a bunch of losers!

27 posted on 10/19/2013 7:14:22 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: PowderMonkey
And Matt Mackowiak is not an American, either. He is a RAT, feeding off of the GOPe.

The GOPe is not American and does not speak for America, either!

28 posted on 10/19/2013 7:17:26 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ted Cruz wasn’t defeated, the GOPE was.


29 posted on 10/19/2013 7:21:02 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Being criticized by Bloomberg means you are on the right track!!!


30 posted on 10/19/2013 7:32:50 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: patriotspride

Another lousy political consultant from the Big Blue Anus, Austin. Just like Karl The Talking-Double Chin Rove.


31 posted on 10/19/2013 7:33:51 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: native texan
Maybe you will be surprised to hear there are very good, conservative, Godly people who live in Austin....and doing great things through their churches to outreach liberal Austin.

There IS a remnant...even in Austin.

32 posted on 10/19/2013 7:33:56 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Texans like fighters!


33 posted on 10/19/2013 7:34:54 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: ontap

We ARE Texas, at least in the Spirit of the Alamo. America (USA) is starting to fade in the distance.

Peter King is Benedict Arnold in drag.


34 posted on 10/19/2013 7:35:51 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Cornyn is toast. Hopefully Texas will elect another Ted Cruz when Cronyn’s term is up.

I predict a wave of similar outcomes in red states and hopefully a few blue.


35 posted on 10/19/2013 7:43:15 AM PDT by WildWeasel
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To: native texan

Many people don’t understand that TX is full of liberals; but many of the Hispanic liberals don’t vote in large numbers yet, the way they do in CA and NM.


36 posted on 10/19/2013 7:43:17 AM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: WildWeasel

Who is there to defeat Cornball? Remember Lincoln’s adage: “You can’t beat somebody with nobody.”


37 posted on 10/19/2013 7:44:14 AM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Cruz was not defeated. He was betrayed by the Republican Party.


38 posted on 10/19/2013 7:47:04 AM PDT by sport
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I hope he runs for President. After watching his filibuster, it was easy to see a true leader, one that this country needs badly. Go Ted!


39 posted on 10/19/2013 7:53:11 AM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
And another lie that the Socialists media and politicians are allowed to go unchallenged trumpeting is that the Republicans caused the shutdown. No it was Obama and Reid that caused the shutdown. the House funded everything that required funding as was their authority under the Constitution. Reid and Obama refused to accept it. Each time I hear someone say that the Republicans caused the shutdown, I correct them, though I doubt if it does any good.
40 posted on 10/19/2013 7:55:13 AM PDT by sport
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I would that Mr Labay had cupped CONSERVATIVES, not Republicans.


41 posted on 10/19/2013 8:09:03 AM PDT by onedoug
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Sarah really knows how to pick um.. Go Cruz and and Sarah! About all we have left in the country that I trust.


42 posted on 10/19/2013 8:10:13 AM PDT by carjic (Fed up!)
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To: sport

One of the things I noticed that when I saw Cruz on TV he was constantly challenged with attacks from all sides. Personal attacks. He never bought into that, and simply went back to pointing out the damage that Obamacare is already causing to the economy.


43 posted on 10/19/2013 8:48:56 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit

Yes, and when he was asked about the personal attacks or so and so said this about you, etc., he basically said he wasn’t going to go there and didn’t.

King, McLame, Pelousy, Reid, Obummer, et al don’t get a) that a person can respectfully disagree and not result to name-calling and bad mouthing, and b) what it means to support and stand up for your constituents (well, maybe Pelousy does since she’s from San Fran and Obummer did promise to “transform America”, though I supect not all/most of those that voted for him (e.g., Low info voters) knew exactly what that meant - they should have listened to us - we had his number from the get-go).


44 posted on 10/19/2013 9:03:15 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: txrefugee

Another lousy political consultant from the Big Blue Anus, Austin. Just like Karl The Talking-Double Chin Rove.


Karl, the great, did little to counter the MSM when Bush was in office opening the way for Obama to be elected, and the MSM to throw out
any drivel they wanted to disqualify any perceived threat.

1. Palin
2. Romney
3. Cruz

Notice, I left out McCain, as he is one of their favorites and actually does their job for them quite often.

e.g. Nothing to fear from Obama.


45 posted on 10/19/2013 9:13:03 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: sport

And another lie that the Socialists media and politicians are allowed to go unchallenged trumpeting is that the Republicans caused the shutdown. No it was Obama and Reid that caused the shutdown. the House funded everything that required funding as was their authority under the Constitution. Reid and Obama refused to accept it. Each time I hear someone say that the Republicans caused the shutdown, I correct them, though I doubt if it does any good.


Agree

Don’t know if you saw Hannity last night. He had a collection of both
sides , including David Webb and Tamara Holder.

The Dems do one thing well. Ignore questions, and shift the blame.

Hannity does a very poor job of keeping them on topic, and pinning them to specifics.

The only thing worse than one of his groups is “ rat on my head “ Frank
Lunz focus group......


46 posted on 10/19/2013 9:15:20 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: USNBandit

He never bought into that, and simply went back to pointing out the damage that Obamacare is already causing to the economy.


The difference between an adult and a child.


47 posted on 10/19/2013 9:16:37 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: carjic

No offense to Sarah, but she also picked the weak, whining Kelly Ayotte. No one could have known what a disaster she would become. Bob


48 posted on 10/19/2013 9:33:20 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("I ask her would she like to come and play. She blows my candle out and walks away." Al Stewart)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Cincinatus' Wife.
related: Ted Cruz – The Paul Revere of American Medical Care

Ted Cruz – The Paul Revere of American Medical Care

49 posted on 10/19/2013 9:55:59 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Guenevere

I’m from PA and I’m just as proud and supportive of Ted Cruz as the people from Texas. We need many more like him, keep the pressure on them Senator Cruz!


50 posted on 10/19/2013 9:57:45 AM PDT by depenzz ("Life is longer than you think: don't quit before its over")
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