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Ted Cruz in Austin; Unleashes an Assault on Administration
KEYE TV ^ | January 10, 2014

Posted on 01/10/2014 10:43:49 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Sen. Ted Cruz unleashed another blistering assault on the Obama administration in front of a Downtown Austin audience Friday morning.

Cruz delivered the keynote speech during the final breakfast of the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Policy Orientation conference.

The Tea Party darling blasted the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, calling it an example of the administration's "lawlessness."

That aggressive rhetoric against a law signed off separately by all three branches of the federal government has been a trademark of Cruz's singular style that has captured the fervor of the administration's most vocal opponents. It was also delivered in front of a friendly crowd at the TPPF's annual event which features a slate of conservative luminaries hashing out policy ideas large and small that the conservative think-tank expects to play a role on the state and national level this year.

After his breakfast speech, Sen. Cruz declined to answer any direct questions about any plans to run for the presidency in 2016. Even though he's just starting his second year in office, the fiery freshman's gleeful pugnacity has vaulted him to the top of the list of candidates expected to seek the Republican nomination.

Other possible contenders were also in attendance at this week's Policy Orientation, including former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, both of whom addressed the conference on Thursday.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; conservatism; teaparty; tedcruz
In Austin, Cruz Renews Attack on Obama, ACA ......"“There is a level at which all of this is ludicrous, but there is also a level at which all of this is dangerous and terrifying,” Cruz said to cheers from the crowd.".....
1 posted on 01/10/2014 10:43:49 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
President Cruz!
2 posted on 01/10/2014 10:49:12 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I love this:

“a law signed off separately by all three branches of the federal government”

Like it can never be question or repealed. Ever. Can I read even one “news” story that is not riddled with even the subtlest tones of propaganda?!


3 posted on 01/10/2014 10:53:43 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

With Christie imploding, the way is clear for President Cruz.


4 posted on 01/10/2014 10:56:58 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
That aggressive rhetoric against a law signed off separately by all three branches

WTF, this news outlet purposely obfuscates the visceral controversy over brocko's lawless legislation! Every aspect of those 3 branches squeezed through that ridiculously ponderous and unworkable and anti-American garbage -- by hook and crook, and by a jellyfish of a chief justice who inverted the law's original intent just long enough to make it stop looking like the pig it is. Good grief! The truth suffers such violence at the hands of the lamestreams.

5 posted on 01/10/2014 11:03:35 AM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
B T T T ! ! ! ©

6 posted on 01/10/2014 11:04:21 AM PST 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: Viennacon
With Christie imploding

An interesting image...I said in November they should put a Schrader valve in his @ss, pump him full of helium, and put him in the Macy's Thanksgiving parade.

7 posted on 01/10/2014 11:08:10 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: onyx
March 2013: Sen. Ted Cruz says Sarah Palin drives mainstream media “bat crap crazy” at CPAC. He “chews barbed wire,” she says
8 posted on 01/10/2014 11:09:05 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Viennacon

I don’t think Christie is the imploding type. Looks more like the explosion type.


9 posted on 01/10/2014 11:09:22 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

there are no “friendly crowds” in Austin for republicans. Austin is a pus pocket of liberalism in Texas.


10 posted on 01/10/2014 11:09:50 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: 12th_Monkey

Do you live here in Austin, Monkey?


11 posted on 01/10/2014 11:12:07 AM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl

Good grief, there are plenty of conservatives iln Austin.......I know


12 posted on 01/10/2014 11:20:33 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; super7man; Battle Axe; Rodamala; Fiddlstix; petercooper; firebrand; sr4402; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

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

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


13 posted on 01/10/2014 11:24:43 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Viennacon
With Christie imploding, the way is clear for President Cruz.

I agree. Cruz is a man of conviction. He is this generation's Ronald Reagan. If he gets the nomination, the commie press will try to take him down, just like they did with Reagan. But Cruz is a man who will rise above it.
14 posted on 01/10/2014 11:27:53 AM PST by Signalman
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To: txhurl

NO, north a piece. I did live there in 81 and then again in 83


15 posted on 01/10/2014 11:31:03 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: 12th_Monkey

Williamson county which contains part of Austin is one of the most conservative. Enough “northerners” should be able to attend. Had I known I would have gone.


16 posted on 01/10/2014 11:31:33 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

then why is Lloyd Doggett your representative?

what about good old Democrat Ronnie Earl? He is/was elected wasn’t he?

But I can’t cast stones, we kept putting Chet Edwards back in office every 2 years. Took forever and a day to dig that pimple out.


17 posted on 01/10/2014 11:36:35 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I am so sorry I missed Sen Cruz' talk to the TPPF. I had planned to attend, but some other things came up and I had to cancel.

I would've loved to see the faces on the luncheon crowd....some "establishment" Pubbies typically attend these breakfasts/lunches...when Sen Cruz was calling out this *admin*.

18 posted on 01/10/2014 11:41:57 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; SoConPubbie
calling it an example of the administration's "lawlessness."

Apparently, this writer and/or station doesn't know the difference between attacking the lawlessness of picking and choosing portions of a duly passed law to enforce, some not to enforce, others to change, and others to delay.

The president, constitutionally, KEYE TV, is supposed to execute the laws of the land and not rewrite, revise, delay, and obfuscate them.

THAT is the lawlessness....but KEYE knew that.

That is not to say that Cruz supports ObamaCare. He doesn't. He would kill it in a minute if he could. But the lawlessness is the ObFUSCare that Obama plays with ObamaCare.

19 posted on 01/10/2014 11:42:48 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thank you so much!!!!!


20 posted on 01/10/2014 11:43:17 AM PST 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: 12th_Monkey

John Carter is mine.


21 posted on 01/10/2014 11:45:29 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Signalman

The Obama Administration Culture is based on lies, persecution of political opponents, and violating the US Constitution.

Under the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House John Boehner, the GOP Establishment Congressional Culture is based on becoming more like the Obama Administration Culture.

By design, the GOP Establishment has become a doormat speed bump for Obamacrat politicians on the very wide, and well lighted Highway to European Socialism.

Without the capable cave-in expertise of McConnell and Boehner, the successful fundamental transformation of America into a weak, financially devastated, morally corrupt, unreliable, former World Power would not have been possible.

To those US Senators and House members who still support McConnell and Boehner, remember Einstein’s definition of insanity:

“INSANITY IS DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS.”


22 posted on 01/10/2014 11:55:27 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: xzins


Never expect those on the left to be honest or objective.

They've turned their back on God, and as a result, have no fidelity at all to his rules or his position as the ultimate authority.

As a result, they will use every dirty trick, every lie, every shading of the truth, omit every fact they can to try to manipulate and convince people of their position.

They are quite plainly, our enemy.

Sadly, we are at war with our own country-men without a shot ever being fired.
23 posted on 01/10/2014 12:04:04 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Signalman
Cruz is a man of conviction. He is this generation's Ronald Reagan.

Exactly what this country needs. In 2016, make a contrast between the two parties. We don't need another "me, too, just not as much" candidate like we had in 2008 and 2012. When the Republican Party makes the general election a choice between two Democrats, why are we surprised when the select the real one?

24 posted on 01/10/2014 12:49:41 PM PST by CommerceComet (No more GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: Jane Long

I didn’t know it was happening or I would have gone.


25 posted on 01/10/2014 2:20:18 PM PST by txhurl
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To: CommerceComet

Sen Cruz paints the bold, broad stripes that we Conservatives so desperately need.


26 posted on 01/10/2014 2:29:31 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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