Skip to comments.Ted Cruz: 2013 Person of the Year
Posted on 12/27/2013 7:38:12 PM PST by Whenifhow
No politician had a greater impact on the past year than freshman U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Cruz came from the Lone Star State not owing the D.C. political establishment anything, after he beat the chosen replacement for Kay Bailey Hutchison in an underfunded, grassroots driven Republican primary election.
Using his historic first speech on the Senate floor to support Kentucky Sen. Rand Pauls quest to force the Obama administration to agree not to use drones to kill Americans on American soil, Cruz showed he would sacrifice personal glory for the cause of liberty. By helping shine a constitutional light on the Justice Departments unwillingness to unequivocally declare that the federal government cannot just send a missile through the windshield of American citizens driving down I-95, Cruz chose to take his first stand on a seemingly esoteric, but important, constitutional issue.
Of course, Cruz made his biggest mark when he and fellow freshman Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) led a last-ditch national grassroots effort to defund ObamaCare before the law went into effect fully. Imagine how many Senate Democrats wish right now that they had heeded Cruz's entreaties and agreed to delaying or defunding it for one year. Now, they are stuck with the law and all its consequences.
Since the short federal government shutdown, Americans are coming to the conclusion that ObamaCare was sold through a series of lies, and they are not happy. Fear of losing coverage, fear of significantly increased healthcare costs and fear of losing the doctor/patient relationship have become the table topic in households.
These households know that Republicans, because of Cruz and Lee, did everything possible to protect America from the impact of ObamaCare.
....his unique combination of intelligence, education and fierce determination to do what is right, regardless of [whose] cage gets rattled.
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This Texan loves Ted Cruz!
I would like to see him as president one day.
There is a video on the page.
Ted Cruz is destined for greater things. To me, he’s the new Ronald Reagan.
From your lips to G-d’s ears.
From your screen to Gpd’s ears!
Spellcheck is my friend typing with the dimmer on is not!
That would be “God’s Ears”!!!
A bit less likable than Reagan, but has much more intellectual power. The aw shucks quality of the gipper is difficult to duplicate. Cruz has close to a photographic memory!
Ted has got the stones to COMMAND , unlike the present pussy&thief . I just wish he was a vet . I truly do not believe any man ( or woman) should be tasked with being the Commander and Chief ,if they themselves never have served .
Two words : Allen West ......
So you say Reagan lacked intellect? He sent the liberals crying when he met face to face with Gorby.
Every speech he gave spoke to the intellect of conservatives worldwide. He kicked communism in the nuts. He defeated socialism at every turn.
Nah...He was no intellect. He was my President.
Cruz is good, but millions in TX prefer Cornball and George P. instead. Dewhurst though seems to fallen out of favor and may lose the lieutenant governorship.
Sandra Day O’Connor and Anthony Kennedy essentially vetoed much of what Reagan claimed to represent.
Allen West was my A No. 1 choice also.......until I found out he voted ‘YEA’ in 2011, and still supports, the Nazi Germany style NDAA indefinite detention of American citizens deal. Until he walks that vote back, if he can, and no longer supports the NDAA, He will not get my vote. NO true conservative could possibly be in favor of and support the NDAA.
This Texan says “Amen” to that!
Ted and Wendy from Texas did basically the same things but for different reason. Must be a Texas thing. Both will end up in higher positions ..Wendy in state and Ted possibly in national.
This New Jersey-an loves Ted Cruz. a lot better than our RINO governor.
Compared to Ted Cruz, most certainly yes.
Cruz graduated top of his class from 2 ivy league universities. Reagan had no such credentials.
Ted needs a bit more seasoning under his belt. Maybe in a few terms he can try for greater things—Now at this time we need him where he’s at in the US Senate—I only wish we had a dozen more like him in the Senate. I wish Sarah Palin was senator from Alaska.
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PJ, look at the top of the "Comments" page and read the Cato Inst. thread.
Thanks for your post.
Ted Cruz has inspired others and thus he is a true leader - more of a leader than any president in recent memory. Consider how he was able to get the entire House behind the defund Obamacare effort. His efforts should NOT be diminished, but recognized.
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