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Ted Cruz stood for what’s right and won
NetRightDaily.com ^ | 10.25.2013 | Rick Manning

Posted on 10/27/2013 6:39:43 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

Ted Cruz
By Rick Manning

Common wisdom amongst those who live in the Beltway is that the fight to end Obamacare was not worth it, and those who stood up to the bullying of Obama and his cronies were political losers.

Senator Ted Cruz went home to Texas last weekend and made two separate stops to talk to the people at hastily arranged events.

Far from the images America saw in 2010 when Obamacare supporters desperately cancelled or limited attendance at events, Cruz stepped into the lion’s den of real public opinion in his home state of Texas and the result was not just standing ovations, but cheers that exceed a concert crowd demanding an encore from their favorite artist who has left his greatest hit unsung.

You can see the thirteen minute ovation yourself here.  It is worth it to confirm what many of us know in our hearts – when you stand up and fight for what is right the people appreciate it.

Critics would argue that these cheers came from tea party types and don’t reflect the people at large.  However, it is better for a leader to be loved by those who are informed, than to be barely tolerated by those who aren’t.  Informing the currently uninformed electorate is much easier when you are standing on principle.  In this case it is all the easier as the implementation of Obamacare has been a stunning disaster that the people are learning is going to hit them in the wallet with massive premium increases while costing many of them to lose their existing health care coverage.  That is exactly the position Cruz,  Senator Mike Lee and those who stood with them find themselves.

When asked about the government shut down, they can look squarely in the camera and say they did it because the Obamacare law is going to hurt people, and it was their duty to try to stop this big government boondoggle that is guaranteed to fail.

This is now no longer rhetoric as even the mainstream media is acknowledging that Obamacare was not ready for prime time.  But only those who were willing to fight to stop it can honestly tell the people that they have been doing everything in their power to end the disastrous federal government power grab.

John McCain cannot say it.  Lindsay Graham cannot claim it.  Lamar Alexander can only stammer, look away and try to change the subject when asked where he was in the fight led by Ted.

In politics, if you are lucky, you get a few big moments when it is more about the country than about yourself.  Cruz and Lee along with Rep. Tom Graves, Louie Gohmert and so many others in both the Senate and the House risked their political careers in trying to stop Obamacare, and they can now look the people in the eye and honestly tell them where they were at this critical juncture in our nation’s history.

They passed the crucible moment with flying colors, while so many others’ courage fell short hiding behind the skirts of the “I didn’t agree with the strategy” excuse.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; cruz; deathpanels; obamacare; teaparty; tedcruz; texas; zerocare

"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton

 

"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan

 

"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792

 

"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams

 

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

 


1 posted on 10/27/2013 6:39:43 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; lonevoice; americas.best.days...; GregoTX; Alissa; SunshinesStormySummerSon; ...

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2 posted on 10/27/2013 6:40:33 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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3 posted on 10/27/2013 6:48:22 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Definitely presidential material. President of US, President of Republic of Texas, whatever it takes, this guy stands for liberty.


4 posted on 10/27/2013 6:51:30 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: SoConPubbie

5 posted on 10/27/2013 6:51:31 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SoConPubbie

6 posted on 10/27/2013 6:54:27 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SoConPubbie

yes indeed!


7 posted on 10/27/2013 7:00:24 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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Obama-care is gone.
I defunded it.
I made him blink just like I said I would.
That's why Democrat Senators are calling for its delay
That is why his Website doesn't work..

posted on 10/27/2013 10:01:34 PM by Ted Cruz (See?? It told you it be easy!)
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To: All

How come my health insurance company dropped me?


8 posted on 10/27/2013 7:07:45 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: sickoflibs

The Democrats have shot themselves in the foot.

They own this stinking mess called Obamacare.

One day it will destroy them.


9 posted on 10/27/2013 7:31:46 PM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: grumpygresh

And his specialty is the US Constitution. He has argued 5 cases there.


10 posted on 10/27/2013 7:35:15 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Marxist Obama'care' Insurance violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruzing.


11 posted on 10/27/2013 9:30:59 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

Bttt


12 posted on 10/27/2013 10:11:40 PM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: SoConPubbie

He was right in his opposition to Obamacare, but I think we should never use the threat of default as a political tool. The US treasury market is the most respected in the world as a safe haven in perilous times. Anything we do to make the world feel less secure about owning our debt means we will pay higher interest.

We all know, and especially Ted Cruz knows, that Obamacare is a disaster, and will self-destruct as it unveils. This is already beginning to happen. No need to jeopardize our country’s hard won monetary reputation to bring it down.


13 posted on 10/27/2013 11:01:57 PM PDT by paristexas
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To: paristexas

Ted reminds me of Newt back in 1990. He led over 100 conservative Republicans in a rebellion against the GOP elites and Bush Snr’s “read my lips” tax hikes.

Four years later we controlled the House for the first time since 1954.


14 posted on 10/28/2013 12:24:02 AM PDT by NoUSofMexico
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To: NoUSofMexico

I’ve been pointing the same thing out to people when the question of if Cruz “succeeded” came up. Newt didn’t succeed at stopping that tax hike. In fact the legislation that eventually passed was worse than what he opposed because Bush went to the Democrats for votes to make up for the loss of conservatives. But the fight punished Bush for not standing on principle and eventually made the conservatives popular enough to win big at the polls in Congress.


15 posted on 10/28/2013 12:52:50 AM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: NoUSofMexico

And Ted is much better at teaching conservatism than Newt.


16 posted on 10/28/2013 1:14:09 AM PDT by gattaca ("If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." Mark Twain)
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To: paristexas

He was right in his opposition to Obamacare, but I think we should never use the threat of default as a political tool>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Why not use default as a tool, Obama had no hesitation, and it was indeed Obama who used it, not Cruz.Obama tried to scare the public and the markets to death. With you he succeeded.


17 posted on 10/28/2013 3:10:32 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: JediJones

Yeah, it’s about time we had a leader we can believe in. Not another fake like Romney. People responded to Newt’s unapologetic belief in small government back then. If you believe in something strongly enough you can inspire others to believe in it too. Ted has the same thing, although hopefully without Newt’s personal flaws.


18 posted on 10/28/2013 5:11:05 AM PDT by NoUSofMexico
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To: NoUSofMexico
Ted reminds me of Newt back in 1990.

Donald Trump said if he does not run in 2016, Ted Cruz looks like the candidate for America in the next election.

19 posted on 10/28/2013 1:30:53 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: NoUSofMexico

Ted Cruz is not only a real conservative but he is nearly as articulate if not as articulate as Newt Gingrich which is indeed what we’ve been looking for.


20 posted on 10/28/2013 1:32:45 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: grumpygresh

Wendy Davis is coming after Ted: sees him as anti-poor.


21 posted on 10/28/2013 8:07:33 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: Theodore R.

Wendy Davis is pro-poverty I guess


22 posted on 10/28/2013 8:08:31 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Candor7

“Obama had no hesitation, and it was indeed Obama who used it, not Cruz.Obama tried to scare the public and the markets to death. With you he succeeded.”

I’m proud to see that you are not intimidated by the prospect of a US default. You are a brave man and a warrior. However, it is not you that concerns me. The threat of US default scares the world’s financial markets, as you must surely be aware if you were following the news during those difficult days. If the world’s financial markets get nervous about owning US debt, we will pay a heavy price.


23 posted on 10/30/2013 10:10:43 PM PDT by paristexas
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To: paristexas

I’m proud to see that you are not intimidated by the prospect of a US default>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

IF Obama is NOt interrupted in his bizarre plans for the destruction of America, we will have not only a default, but riots, insurrection and martial law, and a suspension of the Constitution and possible civil war.

I would much rather see just a default, stopping Obama in his tracks, forcing him to implement a budget which controls his run away spending and taxation scheme designed to redistribute wealth and power, contrary to the Constitution.

In short, the country does not know it yet, (but Rush Limbaugh does, finally)we are battling coercive utopianism which is rapidly morphing into fascism.

A default is by far the lesser of the evils of internecine conflict we will now likely have to face.as Obama moves forward on his path of destruction ( shamnesty is next).

Any default would be worth it at this point, to stop Obama from destroying America. Cruz was not mistaken about that.

Good Read :

Obama, The Quintessential Fascist:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


24 posted on 10/31/2013 12:47:39 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: SoConPubbie

A man of honor and a good man, he speaks for we the people.


25 posted on 10/31/2013 2:06:06 PM PDT by Katarina
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