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Ted Cruz Is the Symptom, Not the Disease
US News & World Report ^ | February 14, 2014 | By Robert Schlesinger

Posted on 02/14/2014 3:36:39 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Ted Cruz seems to be becoming something of a Republican bogeyman. One can imagine Republican lawmakers trudging home and telling their recalcitrant kids that if they don’t brush their teeth and go to bed, Ted Cruz is going to bring a mob of torch-bearing tea partiers over to take them away. But they should remember that Ted Cruz is a particularly irritating symptom, not the problem.

[snip] But make no mistake: He’s riding a wave of sentiment, not causing it. If there was no Ted Cruz someone else would fill that role; it might be someone in the Congress, like Utah Sen. Mike Lee, or it might be one of the professionally aggrieved outside conservative groups like Heritage Action or the Senate Conservatives Fund, who know a rich fundraising vein when they see one.

So go ahead, GOPers, roll your eyes at Troublesome Ted. But remember that there are many more where he came from.

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: agitprop; conservative; cruz; ivorytower; liberty; pravdamedia; reddiaperdoperbaby; tedcruz
Thank you Texas for Ted Cruz.
1 posted on 02/14/2014 3:36:39 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Seems to me that Ted Cruz is at least part of the cure for the disease.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 3:37:35 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The cure o


3 posted on 02/14/2014 3:39:50 PM PST by stanne
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Young Robert Schlesinger has to tell us something we don’t know. I must be part of that wave he keeps referring to.


4 posted on 02/14/2014 3:40:21 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: cripplecreek

Seems to me that Ted Cruz is at least part of the cure for the disease.

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Absolutely!!!

....and sincere prayer would be another part. :-)


5 posted on 02/14/2014 3:40:27 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“or it might be one of the professionally aggrieved outside conservative groups like Heritage Action or the Senate Conservatives Fund, who know a rich fundraising vein when they see one.”

Someone change the diaper on this pathetic author. What apathetic analysis. Ted Cruz is professionally aggrieved? Give me a break. The liberals have the monopoly on that group with NAACP, ACLU, La Raza and every other pathetic victim group. People give money to groups like Heritage and SCF because we are sick of being called racists and demonized on a daily basis.


6 posted on 02/14/2014 3:41:16 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who is this writer? Can’t figure out what or who he is.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 3:42:48 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We all know O-hole and the progressives are the disease!


8 posted on 02/14/2014 3:43:05 PM PST by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Ted Cruz is a particularly irritating symptom, not the problem”

The author is wrong. Ted Cruz is neither the symptom or the disease. The disease is the entrenched Washington elite and the MSM.

Ted Cruz is the cure.


9 posted on 02/14/2014 3:43:34 PM PST by detective
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To: Nachum

I don’t know the guy but the article is pretty much down the middle to supportive of Sen. Cruz.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 3:43:39 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dear U.S. News....

Ted Cruz is the CURE for the plague of liberalism in America.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 3:44:04 PM PST by G Larry
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No more crony Cornyn for Texas.


12 posted on 02/14/2014 3:46:33 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: Organic Panic
it might be one of the professionally aggrieved

That is the job title of community organizers and shakedown hustlers like Sandra Fluke, Barack Obama, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton.

Ain't no "sin" in standing up and pointing out that this government is overstepping restraints on power and the checks and balances of 3 branches of government.

13 posted on 02/14/2014 3:46:48 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Libs like Schlesinger can bang their spoons on their highchairs all day long....the Tea Party is not going away.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 3:47:47 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
.. But remember that there are many more where he came from ..


Millions . . .
             

15 posted on 02/14/2014 3:48:17 PM PST by tomkat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Thank you Texas for Ted Cruz.

You're welcome!

16 posted on 02/14/2014 3:48:58 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Dear MSM, the Constitution is the cure. Left wing radicalism is the disease.


17 posted on 02/14/2014 4:04:22 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Another politician that Ted Cruz sounds like

 


18 posted on 02/14/2014 4:05:01 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When you are taking flack from the commie ‘rat bastards, you know you are over the target and hurting them.


19 posted on 02/14/2014 4:06:57 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
When you are taking flack from the commie ‘rat bastards, you know you are over the target and hurting them.

And "hurting them" is the operative part of that post Travis.
20 posted on 02/14/2014 4:12:13 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ted Cruz is the CURE.


21 posted on 02/14/2014 4:33:38 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Consider the source: “Anti-US Snooze and 3rd World Support”. Like some many other MSM rags, this used to be a magazine worth reading. About 40 years ago... Now, it’s not fit to shred and use as bedding for my pets.


22 posted on 02/14/2014 4:37:15 PM PST by ssaftler (Obama speaking is like the Fat Lady warming up: "Me Me Me Me Meeee")
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To: Nachum

Powerful picture.


23 posted on 02/14/2014 5:11:00 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Cruz is one of the only Republicans currently on America’s side.

For that matter, the democrats have completely sold out the USA.

America needs leadership. Not speeches. Real leadership, concerned with improving American’s living standards, and bring back jobs to America.

Cruz keep up the good work.

(and I’m not even in Texas)


24 posted on 02/14/2014 5:13:26 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wrong, leftards!

Ted is neither the symptom nor the disease.

You are the disease!

He is the cure.


25 posted on 02/14/2014 5:14:03 PM PST by CowboyJay (Cruz'-ing in 2016!)
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To: Nachum
Who is this writer? Can’t figure out what or who he is.

It's Arthur Schlesinger's son. Big lib historian. Surely you read him in college.

26 posted on 02/14/2014 5:15:30 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: CowboyJay

Agreed! Ted is the cure. He is the future.


27 posted on 02/14/2014 5:15:38 PM PST by Essie
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To: Nachum
To clarify: Arthur was the historian. Robert is (according to Wiki) the Managing Editor for Opinion at US News & World Report. And I'm sure he earned it without cashing in on his dad's name.
28 posted on 02/14/2014 5:17:13 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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