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Forget Ronald Reagan, Republican candidates race to be the next Ted Cruz
Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2013 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 10/22/2013 5:11:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

The competition to be the next Ted Cruz is extremely hot within the Republican Party, where a number of emerging challengers are hoping to capitalize on the newest brand name in conservative politics.

In Kansas,Milton R. Wolf opened his fundraising pitch to supporters last week by asking them whether he could be the next Cruz candidate. In Mississippi,Chris McDaniel announced his campaign to unseat Sen. Thad Cochran last week and welcomed the comparison to Mr. Cruz, calling it “a compliment.”

hen there’s Ben Sasse,a university president running for Nebraska’s U.S. Senate seat,who set state fundraising records by opposing Obamacare. He told the Lincoln Journal Star last week that he would have voted with Mr. Cruz to keep the government shut down last week,saying it was a better option than continuing to spend and run up debt.

“They’re tapping into the anti-establishment feelings that are really running high among Republican primary voters,” said Ron Bonjean, a GOP consultant.

In many ways, Mr. Cruz has become the shorthand for the “tea party,” which was already a shorthand way to categorize conservative voters who subscribe to a low-spending,low-taxes philosophy of government.

Mr. Cruz also became a shorthand for tactics after he led a 21 hour,19 minute filibuster in September and insisted that fellow Republicans refuse to fund the rest of government until President Obama agreed to cancel the Affordable Care Act.

In the minds of voters, and even for many lawmakers in Washington, the policy and the tactics have become one and the same.

Online message boards are full of comments from tea party supporters calling for the ouster of Republican Party leaders,and vowing to support only those who espouse a tea party philosophy.

Mr. Cruz came from behind in polls to win the Republican nomination for Senate over a wealthy, establishment-backed candidate,then easily won the general election in 2012.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatism; constituents; cruz; obamacare; reagan; ronaldreagan; teaparty; tedcruz

1 posted on 10/22/2013 5:11:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

John McCain will be very upset. And Lindsey Graham will lament that he’s on the wrong side just before an election. Too bad. Oh, too bad!


2 posted on 10/22/2013 5:13:45 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m for the hot one against Ghramnesty.


3 posted on 10/22/2013 5:14:01 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
All of the polls ask people how much they approve of the Republican Party, and the numbers are really low. The reason is obvious. Conservatives are disgusted with party leaders using Obamacare to win elections, while actually supporting it.

I'd think conservatives should do real well in 2014. The RINOs are exposed, good for primary fights. Then, come election time, dems are going to have to run on Obama's list of failures, which is just about everything he's done.

4 posted on 10/22/2013 5:19:11 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

The polls are designed and constructed (weighted) so that the compliant Obama media gets the headline they want.


5 posted on 10/22/2013 5:22:34 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Milton Wolf has my support because Jerry Moran turned out to be spineless


6 posted on 10/22/2013 5:23:21 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think most people - where I am in this portion of rural Missouri - see the “Tea Party” as something that messed with the functioning of the Fed Gov and caused a shutdown and harm to the economy without accomplishing anything in the process. It didn’t stop the ACA (AKA Obamacare) and actually got the POTUS more of htan he would have gotten in a clean CR. The reputation of the Tea Party has been tarnished in the eyes of those, otherwise conservatives, that were made to suffer directly or indirectly by a shutdown that accomplished nothing tangible. The POTUS is still not popular, but the “Tea Party” (and the GOP by association) are being perceived as radical and not good for America. BTW - I live in an area that relies on the Military for its economy. So, that may make this area unique. I do hear for more folks moving towards being independents (non-libertarian ones).


7 posted on 10/22/2013 5:35:28 AM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Flimsey Tinkerbelle will be stamping his little feet should he be defeated by an actual WOMAN!

Can’t wait to vote for her.


8 posted on 10/22/2013 5:39:04 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wait until we hear the democrats response from John McCain and Peter King.


9 posted on 10/22/2013 5:39:38 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As long as they are genuine, bring em on!! No more RINOS!!!


10 posted on 10/22/2013 5:43:18 AM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Unless the candidate has the same back bone as Cruz, I won’t vote for a RINO romney, christie, rubio or ryan, dem wolves is sheeple clothing. Why should I vote for a RINO lite?


11 posted on 10/22/2013 5:45:28 AM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Heh heh...

And I just heard some GOPE operative on the radio this morning talking about Hillary winning next time as “we don’t have a candidate”

What do you mean “we”...white man?


12 posted on 10/22/2013 5:46:48 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (The "government" is nothing but a RAT jobs program)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

For those that are experienced challenged: “Tonto, we are surrounded by hostile Indians! What are we going to do?”

A very good analogy for the RINO’s!!!!


13 posted on 10/22/2013 6:20:16 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: jdsteel

Experienced = experience. Sigh.


14 posted on 10/22/2013 6:21:03 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
My answer to Wolfe, is NO!

Not only can you not be "the next Ted Cruz, you also cannot be the next Ronald Reagan!

Wolfe is a wolfe in Wolfe's clothing, in other words, a sham in plain sight, if one bothers to check him out!

He is no conservative and he doesn't know enough about true Libertarian principles to be that either!

15 posted on 10/22/2013 6:26:07 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I hope people will check the candidates out and not just take it for granted that they are conservative just because they use Ted Cruz’s name.


16 posted on 10/22/2013 6:46:51 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: TurkeyLurkey

Excellent point.


17 posted on 10/22/2013 6:47:25 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We need to get out the word to TEA folks NOT TO POLL. Next years’ primaries are going to be hacked six ways from Sunday, with over-the-top vote fraud, and we have to confuse the machine by NOT letting them know how many votes they need to manufacture or cast fraudulently.


18 posted on 10/22/2013 6:54:17 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: TurkeyLurkey

David Dewhurst, who was defeated by Cruz, is trying to glom onto TEA, they ALL will. Sarah will vet all the RINOS for us.


19 posted on 10/22/2013 7:05:21 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: txhurl

Dewhurst must be really scared judging by the number of commercials he is already running trying to pass himself off as conservative.


20 posted on 10/22/2013 7:20:48 AM PDT by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: Clay Moore

Cornyn is doing the same. One of his spots says that some publication named him the second most conservative in the Senate. Total BS.


21 posted on 10/22/2013 7:30:00 AM PDT by MisterArtery
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We already have P-in-the Bush pretending to back Cruz during his run for statewide office.


22 posted on 10/22/2013 7:34:03 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Mr. Cruz also became a shorthand for tactics after he led a 21 hour,19 minute filibuster in September and insisted that fellow Republicans refuse to fund the rest of government until President Obama agreed to cancel the Affordable Care Act.

Of course, Cruz did no such thing. All the House resolutions fully funded the government with the exception of Obamacide.

23 posted on 10/22/2013 7:35:08 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I am just waiting for the leaked video showing Ted Cruz drinking Molson and swilling Tim Hortons donuts, watching Hockey Night in Canada and swearing his allegiance to the Queen.


24 posted on 10/22/2013 7:45:46 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I am just waiting for the leaked video showing Ted Cruz drinking Molson and swilling Tim Hortons donuts, watching Hockey Night in Canada and swearing his allegiance to the Queen.

Well other than that allegiance to the Queen thing, I have no issue with the other three. Love me some Tim Bits.

25 posted on 10/22/2013 7:46:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Whenifhow; calex59; carjic; WilliamRobert; warsaw44; Shadowstrike; Gator113; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

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

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


26 posted on 10/22/2013 7:53:13 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: txhurl

Liberals are already gearing up to pit Progressives against all Conservatives.....they are saying the same thing we are...just from the other side. So it looks to be one heated election ahead.

But until our side recognizes they do not play according to the rules, and have no concerns when they break them because they see the end goal only, we will loose if our side doesn’t start making some of their own rules to play by.


27 posted on 10/22/2013 10:08:34 AM PDT by caww
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To: grania
Conservatives blame Republicans for not holding the line and defunding Obamacare. Moderates blame the Republicans for causing the shutdown because that's what the media tell them and too many Reps were too busy attacking Ted Cruz to place the blame where it belongs - at the feet of Obama and Reid.
28 posted on 10/22/2013 1:04:11 PM PDT by DangerZone (If the left had their way, all of America would be as safe as Sandy Hook Elementary.)
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To: yldstrk

He’s running against Pat Roberts.


29 posted on 10/22/2013 2:51:06 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

oh

well I had that wrong

Roberts didn’t betray us like Moran did


30 posted on 10/22/2013 4:08:57 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

It was another Roberts who sold us out... the big phony on SCOTUS.


31 posted on 10/22/2013 4:20:23 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

yeah, could have knocked me over with a feather


32 posted on 10/22/2013 4:22:04 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Tiahrt was more reliable than Moran; that’s why I was unsurprised KS went with Moran. Was Bob Dole backing Moran too?


33 posted on 10/22/2013 5:17:22 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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