Skip to comments.Ted Cruz Spots a Tsunami
Posted on 10/23/2013 5:49:16 AM PDT by cotton1706
Ted Cruz is our Tilly Smith.
Tilly Smith was a hero. Vacationing on a beach in 2004 in Thailand, the ten-year-old Tilly immediately recognized the signs of the approaching tsunami and quickly warned fellow beachgoers, in time to save over a hundred lives.
On that fateful afternoon when she first noticed the "sizzling" water rapidly filling the shoreline, Tilly recalled a recent geography lesson on tsunamis from school and began to shout an alarm. Fortunately, enough people -- beginning with her own family -- paid attention to Tilly and spread the word, saving everyone there.
We can imagine that many of the sunscreen-lathered beachgoers were at first annoyed by Tillie's bold interruption, and might even have called her a "wacko bird." Some may have been initially so irritated by her family's warning, ruining their little slice of paradise in the sand -- that they saw not a heroine, but an impudent little girl; or worse, called her names like "short-sighted fraud," "terrorist," "extremist," or "snake-oil salesman." Even though others could have observed the very same signs, they may not have recalled their own geography studies, and likely hesitated to heed Tilly's alarm -- wanting first to take a quick opinion poll from the rest of the in-crowd.
One doesn't need to recall simple math or economics lessons from school to hear and recognize the ugly sucking sound emanating from our nation's 17-plus trillion dollar debt clock. But most cover their ears with soothing opinion polls (likely answered by people who flunked both subjects) and would rather know President Obama's answer to tough questions, such as what he thinks is the coolest thing about his job.
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Surf it to 1600 Penn Ave, Ted! The future of America is at stake!
Brilliant. Very well written.
Ted Cruz Response to GOP:
There are Republican gray beards that make the point, “Let’s let this collapse”... I profoundly disagree with the message... I consider that... the Bad Samaritan theory. Basically inflict a bunch of harm on the American people and hope we benefit politically from it.
What a terrible, cynical approach. I’m not interested in seeing the American people suffer just because my party might benefit politically if they blame the Democrats for the foolish policies that have been imposed.
And who can be sure the damned thing will collapse? I mean within the next two election cycles?
Cruz is our Churchill.
One doesn't need to recall simple math or economics lessons from school to hear and recognize the ugly sucking sound emanating from our nation's 17-plus trillion dollar debt clock.
This analogy is spot on and simply .....
Anyone paying the slightest attention would know this was his position
I cannot bear to hear conservative pundits say he was unwise not to let it go and make people see
As if that would have ever happened anyway
They don’t know what to do with him, they are so not used to having smart, educated, unselfish statesmen not driven by greed.
They should wise up and get on board.
What sane person can possibly deny that $17 trillion plus national debt and growing is a good thing.
There is a large part of the population that will not be able to fend for themselves when the crash comes and the producers will not be so generous or reticent when that inevitability comes to pass.
Were it not for Ted, This latest fiscal fiasco would have been ushered quietly in the back rooms of congress, with the complicit RINOs. The sheeple would have been fat dumb and happy, on their way to the sluaghter.
Yes and when the collapse comes it will be the Republicans fault for getting everyone into a panic with their doomsday prophecy. Unless, of course, enough people believe the sky is falling, vote to throw the bums out, impeach the pretender and change direction.
EXCELLENT analogy. Thanks, cotton1706.
And by the way, how in the world can such specious outfits such as Moody’s and Standard and Poors threaten to downgrade the U.S. bond status unless the out- of-control debt ceiling is RAISED??? That’s like raising the credit card score because someone went over their credit limit.
The only explanation is that Holder’s Dept. of Injustice threatens banks and businesses with outrageous fines if they don’t sign on to Big Government’s demands, so the rating agencies are being extorted to play ball with Obama.
Senator Cruz reminded us that it actually won’t collapse; that any entitlement program ever started has been with us forever.
Medicare collapsed in the early 1980s. The entire medical care system was changed, due to this; it is bankrupt.
Yet it’s treated and handled like it’s as stable and healthy as a successful corporation.
We must do all we can to instill integrity into the voting process.
Ted Cruz is brilliant BTTT
Lets let this collapse...
This seems inevitiable under the weight of our growing mountain of debt. $17 trillion in itself is a collossal number, but it does not even include the unfunded liabilities: an astounding $125 trillion. We are in very serious financial trouble.
Nobody wants to deal with these numbers until something breaks. At that time they will have “cover” to start fixing the problem because the party can’t go on and there are no other choices.
When the shock/collapse occurs, this will be a catlyst for a healthy change in policies. Unfortunately, the only things that really cause people to change are pain and fear. And we are in store for plenty of that.
Being the great liberals have screwed everything up from the real estate decline to destroying our dollar and now this pile of cr*p health care pipe dream, do we get to keep our homes when it all crashes?
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This is great advice. If thousands of freepers would work election day and counting we would have cleaner elections.
It is harder to cheat with honest eyes on them.
There is a constitutional election in Texas Nov 5th, please call your county election office to work and get trained before a biggie one next year.
“Ted Cruz spots a Tsunami”
Ted Cruz is a Tsunami!
“Unfortunately, the only things that really cause people to change are pain and fear. And we are in store for plenty of that.”
Somebody the other day (George Soros?) said every government program starts off as temporary then ends up being permanent and that’s exactly what is going to happen with quantitative easing. The FED can’t stop it. If they do, things will crash. If they don’t, things will crash harder, later.
This insane party just goes on and on. I don’t see any turnaround in the country’s addiction to spending until it is checked by a severe economic shock. Its coming for sure; the only question is when. The sad thing is, it was entirely preventable.
I think a lot of people feel deep down that something is wrong with the economy, and the country in general. But people are reluctant to change until they have to. That’s just human nature.
The lessons of history, the application of logic, and all the reasoning in the world don’t alter most people’s views. That only comes about when they’re faced with a serious reality check usually in the form of fear and pain.
Good point because I can’t think of a single government program that has collapsed. They all just suck in more money to keep them afloat after they have created their dependents. “What, you don’t want poor people to have health care?” I can hear it now.
Speaking of spotting a tsunami, have you watched THIS??
This is TEXAS, standing up with Ted Cruz.
The crowd here is a FORCE of NATURE!
Will it roll on and on and on, gathering strength as it goes??
“Ted Cruz is a tsunami”
Yes, and for literal confirmation of that fact, go to the link in my post #26.
Kind of agree with that. Let’s just hope he doesn’t have to spend 30 years in the “wilderness” like Winston did before he was called to save the Realm.
Thanks for posting that video! God Bless Texas and God Save America.
Agreed!!! GREAT ARTICLE!!!!WAKE UP AMERICA... TED CRUZ is warning us....
Simply amazing and uplifting!
The other problem is that it seems like if it collapses, it will be on the backs of private insurance companies, not the government. If no one signs up, then it’s not a problem, nothing collapses, and the law has no economic consequences. But if only sick people sign up, but not healthy people, the costs to insurance companies will go way up. They’ll have to try raising our premiums again next year. And if we can’t pay it and drop our policies, they’ll be in such dire financial straits that they’ll go out of business. Then, if Obama’s president, he will step in to “save” us with single payer, from the very problems government caused in the first place.
Then why did Cruz not block the vote on the budget to permit temporary raise of dept ceiling? As reported by Breitbart (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/16/Cruz-I-Wont-Delay-Debt-Deal)
“As Senate Leaders announced a final deal to reopen government and temporarily lift the debt ceiling, Sen. Ted Cruz told reporters on Capitol Hill that he would not block Senate consideration of the agreement. Cruz’s move makes it likely that the Senate can quickly consider and pass its agreement before the Thursday debt ceiling deadline.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid needs unanimous consent to bring the agreement to the floor quickly. (snip)”
“Then why did Cruz not block the vote on the budget to permit temporary raise of dept ceiling?”
The vote would only have been blocked for 30 hours. There would have been little point.
I hope you are right, but remember, a couple of years ago similar things were being said about Rubio. I'll reserve judgment for now.
However, they are too weak and idealistic to ever admit it, at least publicly.