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Ted Cruz Bashes Obama, Rand Paul: ‘When U.S. Doesn’t Stand for Freedom, Tyrants Notice’
Mediaite ^ | 03/09/2014 | Evan McMurry

Posted on 03/10/2014 7:30:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) went after fellow Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and President Barack Obama on This Week With George Stephanopoulos sunday morning, telling ABC’s Jonathan Karl that Obama’s “five years of weakness” had emboldened Putin and that the U.S. needed to defend its values across the globe, in contrast to Paul’s less-interventionist foreign policy.

“I’m a big fan of Rand Paul,” Cruz said, “but I don’t agree with him on foreign policy. I think U.S. leadership is critical in the world. I agree with him that we should be very reluctant to deploy military force abroad. But I think there is a vital role, just as Ronald Reagan did. When Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union an evil empire, when he stood in front of the Brandenburg Gate and said, ‘Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall,’ those words changed the course of history. The United States has a responsibility to defend our values.”

Cruz also tied the situation in Crimea to Benghazi, as Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) did earlier this week.

“A critical reason or Putin’s aggression has been President Obama’s weakness,” Cruz said. “Their policy has been to alienate and abandon our friends and coddle and appease our enemies. So you better believe that Putin sees in Benghazi, four Americans are murdered, and nothing happens, there’s no retribution. You better believe that Putin sees that in Syria, Obama draws a red line and ignores the red line.”

Karl noted that Putin invaded Georgia under George W Bush. “Obama didn’t invent Putin’s aggression,” he said.

“Putin is a KGB thug,” Cruz said. “When the protests began in the Ukraine, the president should have stood unapologetically, emphatically for freedom. When the United States doesn’t stand for freedom, tyrants notice.”

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1 posted on 03/10/2014 7:30:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
“I’m a big fan of Rand Paul,” Cruz said, “but I don’t agree with him on foreign policy. I think U.S. leadership is critical in the world. I agree with him that we should be very reluctant to deploy military force abroad. But I think there is a vital role, just as Ronald Reagan did. When Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union an evil empire, when he stood in front of the Brandenburg Gate and said, ‘Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall,’ those words changed the course of history. The United States has a responsibility to defend our values.”

Mediate's own article shows its headline to be a lie. Senator Ted Cruz most certainly did not "bash" Rand Paul. This is merely liberals wishing it were so.

2 posted on 03/10/2014 7:35:00 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SeekAndFind

Since when does ‘I don’t agree’ constitute bashing?! I am sick to death of these media folks trying to set us against each other. We don’t all have to agree on everything ALL THE TIME! And a mild difference of opinion is hardly a conflict.


3 posted on 03/10/2014 7:36:26 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: SeekAndFind

Five years of treason


4 posted on 03/10/2014 7:39:08 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SeekAndFind

Crimea is set to vote nationally to either join Russia or not on 3/16/14, Eastern Ukraine may follow, and Scotland is set to have an Independence referendum in September.

Right now, I don’t think that most Americans care if they all vote to become independent. World is fracturing...


5 posted on 03/10/2014 7:39:39 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

RE: Crimea is set to vote nationally to either join Russia or not on 3/16/14, Eastern Ukraine may follow, and Scotland is set to have an Independence referendum in September

Don’t forget Catalonia in Spain.

Hopefully, we’ll have Texas in the future :)


6 posted on 03/10/2014 7:42:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: yldstrk

Indeed the wheels of justice grind slowly but they do grind.


7 posted on 03/10/2014 8:27:45 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SeekAndFind
Jonathan Karl is an Obama-loving little prick!!
8 posted on 03/10/2014 8:40:21 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Note: this topic was posted 3/10/2014. Thanks SeekAndFind.
9 posted on 04/14/2014 2:43:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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