Skip to comments.Ted Cruz in Austin; Unleashes an Assault on Administration
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.
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Like it can never be question or repealed.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?!
With Christie imploding, the way is clear for President Cruz.
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.
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.
I don’t think Christie is the imploding type. Looks more like the explosion type.
there are no “friendly crowds” in Austin for republicans. Austin is a pus pocket of liberalism in Texas.
Do you live here in Austin, Monkey?
Good grief, there are plenty of conservatives iln Austin.......I know
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NO, north a piece. I did live there in 81 and then again in 83
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.
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.
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*.
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.
Thank you so much!!!!!
John Carter is mine.
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 Einsteins definition of insanity:
INSANITY IS DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS.
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?
I didn’t know it was happening or I would have gone.
Sen Cruz paints the bold, broad stripes that we Conservatives so desperately need.