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Ted Cruz: When Republicans Donít Stand for Principles Democrats Celebrate
Breitbart ^ | 6 Mar 2014 | Robert Wilde

Posted on 03/07/2014 10:33:55 AM PST by SoConPubbie

As Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) sprang onto the main stage of the Gaylord Resort in Maryland, the venue for CPAC 2014, the potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate quickly offered a warning to the thousands in attendance.

“God Bless CPAC,” he stated. “Now I do have to start with a bit of bad news. I’m sorry to tell you, but by virtue of being here today, tomorrow each and every one of you is going to be audited by the IRS.” The audience, of course, appreciated his dark humor and gave the Texas senator a big round of applause.

Cruz explained that our country is at a “crisis point. And that liberty is under assault.” Cruz said that Americans have a choice: they can stand aside and “not rock the boat and do anything,” or they can stand up for “principles.” Cruz recounted the array of cautionary directives that we hear from Washington like “Don’t stand against Obamacare. Don’t stand against the debt ceiling. Don’t stand against Nothing.” Cruz said that the way for conservatives and Republicans to lose elections is simple: "Don’t stand for anything.”

The Texas senator blamed the losses in 2006, 2008, and 2012 on conservatives not defining the causes for which they stood. However, in 2010, Republicans asserted themselves emphatically and “drew a line in the sand.” According to Cruz, Republicans stood “unequivocally against Obamacare and against bankrupting the country” and as a result “won in an historic tidal wave.”

Cruz made the point that recent Republican presidential candidates McCain and Romney were good and decent men but lacked the ability to draw a line in the sand and distinguish themselves on conservative principles. The senator claims that when Republican candidates don’t “stand for principles, Democrats celebrate.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; tedcruz
"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan
"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792
"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

1 posted on 03/07/2014 10:33:55 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; skinkinthegrass; Bikkuri; o2bfree; 12th_Monkey; 230FMJ; TWhiteBear; painter; tbw2; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

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

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

2 posted on 03/07/2014 10:35:01 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
Why would we want to stand for principals ?

3 posted on 03/07/2014 10:37:27 AM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: wonkowasright

Rooney Eats It.

4 posted on 03/07/2014 10:38:07 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz is 100% correct,AGAIN

5 posted on 03/07/2014 10:38:59 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Listening to Christie, his remark that we’ve got to WIN ELECTIONS kept bouncing around in my alleged brain.
When Americans were a far, far different people, electing folks who shared values with which the Founders could  — with notable exceptions — identify was fairly simple and routine.
The problem — and I fear it may be terminal — is that WE ARE NO LONGER THAT PEOPLE!
Christie’s  remark — and it has been echoed by others who hold themselves out to be “conservatives” — should terrify all who cherish freedom:  What  they’re saying between the lines is that to win sufficient votes to gain office, a candidate must abandon Constitutional, freedom based conservative/libertarian principles and appeal to the growing hoards of TAX CONSUMERS who are not about to give up the free s**t  the Dems dispense to keep them on their welfare plantation!
That begs a very important question:  If that IS where we are and will continue to go, what in God’s name is the use of saving the geographic place on the globe called America if  America — THE IDEA — has been abandoned by the bulk of her “citizens” (and I use the term with tongue in cheek)???
I shall restrain myself from ranting about the role GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS have played in our demise.
Just askin’ a question here.  Attack me for doing so if you must.

6 posted on 03/07/2014 10:45:05 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: dfwgator

Boehner & McConnell, too.

7 posted on 03/07/2014 10:46:49 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Dick Bachert

No attack from me here. My observation is we have to fight to elect people like Cruz.
Voting for the unprincipled GOPE will just continue the soft tyranny.
If the ballot box ultimately fails us then the ammo box will be useful to restore our liberty in the manned described by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.

8 posted on 03/07/2014 10:51:29 AM PST by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Dick Bachert

Pragmatism, sir, is the death knell of principle. You are absolutely correct. Well said.

Colonel, USAFR

9 posted on 03/07/2014 11:08:53 AM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: jagusafr

Thank you, Colonel.
Dick Bachert, USAF, E4, Permanent Party Instructor Combat Engineering School, Ft. Belvoir, 1962-66 (active)

10 posted on 03/07/2014 11:34:42 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted Cruz is the ideal candidate Conservatives have been hoping and praying for for years but despairing of ever having the opportunity to vote for.

So here he is, and all Conservatives have to do is get behind him. United we stand, divided we’ll fall if we break off into factions before 2016 to support the Rand Pauls and Marco Rubios and whoever else’s ego compels him or her to crowd the Republican field, thereby splitting the Conservative vote in the primaries and handing the 2016 nomination to another Mitt Romney, if not Mitt Romney himself, because the RINOs and their supporters like Karl Rove understand the importance of focusing on and directing funds to a single RINO candidate.

Can principled Conservatives stick together to support Ted Cruz? That is the question.

11 posted on 03/07/2014 12:13:15 PM PST by Bluestocking
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To: Dick Bachert

Thanks for your service.

12 posted on 03/07/2014 12:41:34 PM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: jagusafr

And you as well.

13 posted on 03/07/2014 2:27:01 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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