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Transcript: Bob Schieffer's interview with Texas Senator Ted Cruz
CBS News Face The Nation ^ | January 26, 2014

Posted on 01/26/2014 2:23:19 PM PST by Kaslin

***RUSH TRANSCRIPT**

BOB SCHIEFFER: We want to turn now to the President's State of the Union speech on Tuesday and we're going to Houston and the Tea Party Republican, Ted Cruz who led the shutdown of the government last fall because the president wouldn't agree to shut down Obamacare.

Senator, thank you for coming. You have already released a list of issues you want the president to address in his State of the Union speech including you want a new investigation into the Benghazi controversy and into the IRS. You want him to admit that his economic program has failed, that it was a mistake to pass Obamacare on a party line vote. Senator, that sounds like you want a confession, not a speech.

SEN. TED CRUZ: Well, what I've put out are the questions that I'm hearing from Texans all over the state. I've spent a lot of time traveling the state of Texas, listening to Texans. And the questions they raise over and over again, they say, "Why are jobs are economic growth so dismal?"

We've got the lowest labor force participation in over three decades, since 1978. And if President Obama wants to give an honest, candid State of the Union address this week, he'll address the fact that his economic policies are not working and that they're exacerbating income inequality. They're hurting the people who are struggling the most.

See, each of the questions I've put up are questions that the people are asking. Now, I think the odds that the president will answer them are not high, but it's what he should if he was listening to the concerns the people are raising.

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1 posted on 01/26/2014 2:23:19 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Here’s what I would have loved to hear Sen. Cruz say:

“Bob, you’re 76 years old, making $2.5 million a year, and solidly in the one percent group. Why don’t your retire and let CBS hire a couple of fresh journo grads from Columbia with $120 grand in student loans?”


2 posted on 01/26/2014 2:35:08 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Kaslin
The entire GOP needs to talk about jobs, jobs, jobs, economic growth and jobs.

Pick the top 5 on that list and talk about them incessantly. If they ask you about immigration reform answer that right now we're working on the economy, jobs, reducing the deficit, defending against terrorism (control our borders) and making social security financially sound.

If they persist toss in improving education, making Medicare financially sound and reducing health costs (repealing Obamacare and implementing free market reforms via the Commerce Clause - since most health care problems originate at the local, county and state level).

3 posted on 01/26/2014 2:36:12 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: nascarnation

Being interviewed by Schieffer is no different than being interviewed by John Podesta or Mary Matalin’s husband. He’s neutral like a car without any breaks going downhill.


4 posted on 01/26/2014 2:38:29 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Kaslin

Ted Cruz is the Man!!!!!!!


5 posted on 01/26/2014 2:39:08 PM PST by ballplayer
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To: Kaslin

Cruz sounds so good. He’s in the zone right now. He just needs to stay there. He has the media in his lap and he’s petting them. I suspect they’d be represented by one of those mewling bald cats, but he own’s them.


6 posted on 01/26/2014 2:39:58 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Kaslin
BOB SCHIEFFER: --if you didn't threaten to shut down the government, who was it that did? I mean, but we'll go on--

That's Bob taking it to him. He'd be interviewing Hillary the same way over Benghazi if he got the chance.

What a partisan hack, but Cruz handled him like cold, overcooked spaghetti.

7 posted on 01/26/2014 2:42:49 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Skeletor Schieffer is the half-life of Walter Cronkite, and for him LBJ & the Great Society never died. I’m sure he looks at Ted Cruz and sees Joe McCarthy.


8 posted on 01/26/2014 2:46:13 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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9 posted on 01/26/2014 2:49:29 PM 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: 1010RD
They are basically all parrots, parroting back the political talkingpoints for whichever party they claim to represent.

There was a time, decades ago, when these Sunday morning news talk programs basically set the news agenda for the coming week. Now, they just summarize what has been repeated over and over during the previous week(s).
10 posted on 01/26/2014 2:51:37 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Kaslin
...Ted Cruz who led the shutdown of the government last fall...

Spin, spin, spin. Dingy Harry shut down the government by not allowing the Senate to vote.

11 posted on 01/26/2014 2:52:42 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: 1010RD

He sure did


12 posted on 01/26/2014 2:55:35 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: jeffc

Correct. It was the rats who shut the Government down, just like they did in 1994


13 posted on 01/26/2014 2:57:21 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/transcript-bob-schieffers-interview-with-texas-senator-ted-cruz/


14 posted on 01/26/2014 2:58:39 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: onyx

15 posted on 01/26/2014 3:24:25 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Kaslin

They thought it worked for them then so said let’s try it again.

They lost seats, if I remember right. Let’s make sure they loose the Senate this time.


16 posted on 01/26/2014 3:32:23 PM PST by Lakeside Granny
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To: RedMDer

Thank you so much.
Ted Cruz is OUTSTANDING.
Free Republic ROCKS!


17 posted on 01/26/2014 3:32:50 PM 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: Kaslin

Based on the transcript Cruz absolutely destroyed Schieffer and the dems. He was kicking butt and telling it like it is. He needs to run for President.


18 posted on 01/26/2014 3:34:03 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Kaslin

BUMP


19 posted on 01/26/2014 3:43:45 PM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: plain talk

Smarter and more dignified than Newt. No one can outmatch him. Holding truths deep in your soul make him a superhero.


20 posted on 01/26/2014 3:55:39 PM PST by amihow
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To: elcid1970

Or the Old Scratch if Schieffer isn’t completely familiar with him already. ;-]


21 posted on 01/26/2014 3:58:05 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: TomGuy

They cannot manage the news anymore. That’s why we need to keep the FCC out of the Internet. We don’t need them and they’ll just create a crony capitalist mess out of it.

Let’s keep the Internet government and tax free.


22 posted on 01/26/2014 3:59:29 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

All major internet portals are pretty much controlled by liberals/progressives/libertarians.


23 posted on 01/26/2014 4:02:35 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

I’d think it was more libertarian than otherwise, but they do make their business spying and manipulating people, so you’re on to something.


24 posted on 01/26/2014 4:19:44 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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