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Ted Cruz: Republicans Win When They Paint in Bold Colors
RedState ^ | March 9th, 2014 at 01:53 PM | Caleb Howe

Posted on 03/09/2014 2:57:33 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

“Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?” – Ronald Reagan, Speech to CPAC 1975

Cruz’s broad speech addressed agenda items that matter most to conservative voters in this country, and did so in uncompromising terms. He spoke not of improving Obamacare, but repealing “every single word” of it. Not of fixing the IRS, but of abolishing it. He talked of auditing the Fed, repealing Dodd-Frank, and cleaning up the mess that has been handed to Americans and future Americans by administrations past.

Cruz spoke of winning elections. In contrast to other speakers, he says that we only win when we stand clearly for our ideals. We cannot, as in years past, walk the mealy-mouthed politician’s path. We must walk the Reagan way, strongly and with a defined purpose. Conservatives win by sticking to our principles, clearly articulating them, and boldly pursuing them.

There was more to the speech, though, than policy prescriptions and winning elections. Cruz spoke of children and the future, and of believing in America again. School choice, freedom of opportunity and the chance to achieve the American dream. As the Senator pointed out in a blogger briefing this weekend, these are not exclusively conservative ideals, they are American ideals.

The Senator also held that every single person attending CPAC was, by definition, young, because of a shared belief in America’s future.

Americans want to be young again. We want those ideals that we remember from our childhood: the idea of America as the shining city, a torch burning into the night, lighting the way to freedom; The land of opportunity we were all raised to admire. Echoing the vision that Reagan shared with us, Cruz paints a bold picture of a nation returned to its place of honor on the world stage.

In elections this year and in 2016, this is something we will all need. Ted Cruz said this weekend that he brings a radical message of hope and change. A clever line, but no less true for it. Americans do want change, and we want a return of hope. It is that innate American desire to believe in a better world that underpinned Barack Obama’s wildly popular campaign in 2008. A desire that has been dampened nearly to extinguished by the realities of the Obama administration. It is what the Republican party and its millions of diverse voices across America can bring back. We can all be young once more, and proud.

But only if we can help change Washington. I hope we can. Let’s Make DC Listen.


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 03/09/2014 2:57:33 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; exnavy; MarMema; skinkinthegrass; Bikkuri; o2bfree; 12th_Monkey; 230FMJ; TWhiteBear; ..
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 03/09/2014 2:58:05 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz is the man of the moment, IMO


3 posted on 03/09/2014 3:04:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SoConPubbie
Would wearing a HUGE sombrero of pink, green and purple, with dozens of blue and yellow roses, carrying a gaylib flag and playing maracas help?

I'd be glad to contribute the maracas.
Tik-a-tik-a-tik!
Tik-a-tik-a-tik!

4 posted on 03/09/2014 3:08:03 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: SoConPubbie

And all this time I thought it was the McCain / Romney pastels that got the voters excited and running to the polls...


5 posted on 03/09/2014 3:10:20 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: SoConPubbie
Ted Cruz: Republicans Win When They Paint in Bold Colors

What "Slightly Less Tyranny than my Democrat Opponent" isn't doing the trick?? Shocking!

6 posted on 03/09/2014 3:12:59 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: SoConPubbie
Republicans Conservatives will win when they develop a PR machine as fine tuned and well oiled as the dems (socialists) have managed to build.
7 posted on 03/09/2014 3:17:36 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SoConPubbie

If Cruz wants to make some “bold” moves that will get this voter excited....he will promise to get the federal government and federal courts out of telling states they must recognized sodomite marriage. He will promise to work to get open homosexuality out of the military...and get rid of those senior officers that acted as enablers to the POTUS to institute open homosexuals serving in the military.

Those are BOLD moves I want to see. The other stuff will follow if Cruz (et. Al.) will get the social/moral stuff right first.


8 posted on 03/09/2014 3:23:20 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: SoConPubbie
Not of fixing the IRS, but of abolishing it.

Hyperbole, but at least he's got the gonads to say it out loud. It's a start.

9 posted on 03/09/2014 3:23:47 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: SoConPubbie
I can just HEAR the slogans:
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I'd CRUISE for CRUZ any day!!
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I'd CROSS any street for CRUZ!
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GIMME A C for CLARITY!

GIMME A R for RIGHTEOUS!!

GIMME A U for UPRIGHT and UNPARALLEED!

GIMME A Z for ZOWIE!!!

10 posted on 03/09/2014 3:24:50 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: SoConPubbie

And no pale pastels.


11 posted on 03/09/2014 3:27:20 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz is right. 1980, 1994, 2010.


12 posted on 03/09/2014 3:27:40 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SoConPubbie

He’s absolutely right, but it’s got to be bold POSITIVE colors. Nobody is going to be attracted by internicene GOP wars, and unfortunately, that’s the main thing Cruz has projected. I realize that the press has had a lot to do with this image, so he’s got to reach out and go beyond with a positive message.


13 posted on 03/09/2014 3:36:29 PM PDT by livius
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To: SoConPubbie

They haven’t done that since media propagandists turned blue to red in 1996.

Republican is BLUE, dammit.
The Dems were always the Reds.


14 posted on 03/09/2014 3:46:34 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted’s my guy, but I have a sinking feeling he might have provided Hannity with another catchphrase to repeat over and over, LOL.


15 posted on 03/09/2014 4:24:55 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz is right. Too many in the party leadership seem to be content to be the bland alternative to the out of control Democrats which is like offering nothing at all. Individual liberty and constitutional government shouldn’t be a hard sell. An opportunity economy as opposed to a bureaucratic strangled one shouldn’t be difficult at all to run on.


16 posted on 03/09/2014 5:02:42 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: livius
He’s absolutely right, but it’s got to be bold POSITIVE colors. Nobody is going to be attracted by internicene GOP wars, and unfortunately, that’s the main thing Cruz has projected. I realize that the press has had a lot to do with this image, so he’s got to reach out and go beyond with a positive message.

Do you consider this negative:

"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
17 posted on 03/09/2014 8:57:55 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: livius
He’s absolutely right, but it’s got to be bold POSITIVE colors. Nobody is going to be attracted by internicene GOP wars, and unfortunately, that’s the main thing Cruz has projected. I realize that the press has had a lot to do with this image, so he’s got to reach out and go beyond with a positive message.

BTW, there is no solving the problem if you do not identify the problem. The GOP-E and those who compromise with our enemies are the problem. Reagan identified the problem both with the enemies outside and within the camp all the while projecting a positive message.

Ted is doing the exact same thing.

Those like Rand Paul who refuse to fight the enemy within the camp will never lead, they will fail, exactly because they refuse to diagnose the disease within our own group.

That problem has to be solved first, or at least simultaneously before we win any battles/wars from a conservative perspective.

Until the the problems of Crony Capitalism and the approach of working for the best interests of Big Corporate Donors instead of the Citizen's best interests is seriously defeated in the GOP, we are not going to win national elections. And solving these problems means identifying them, and the people engaged in them, first.
18 posted on 03/09/2014 9:06:37 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SpaceBar; cloudmountain; All

“Both” Political Parties of our current Communal Federal Government understand that the purpose of naming a Master/Slave Federal Government Program an “Entitlement” is to deceive the enslaved population into believing that becoming slaves to a Master is something to be desired.

The Master/Slave Entitlement of Obamacare is the most Communal of all the Federal Government Master/Slave Entitlement Programs because it can legally collect monies and/or property after death of the Entitled Slave, or from their surviving family members.


19 posted on 03/10/2014 6:13:35 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

That is the difference between the two parties: HAND OUT versus HAND UP.


20 posted on 03/10/2014 6:56:24 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

I have to hand it to you on that point!


21 posted on 03/10/2014 7:16:04 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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