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Its Time to Draft Ted Cruz for President
RedState ^ | March 19th, 2014 at 08:00 AM | razshafer

Posted on 03/19/2014 7:23:51 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

When Republicans run for the White House as conservatives, we win. When they run as moderates, we lose. Yet every four years, the party bosses and political consultants tell us that conservatives are unelectable and that we must support their big-government candidates.

I’m convinced that if we want to win the White House in 2016, we must nominate a consistent, full-spectrum conservative. We need a candidate who stands for something and won’t back down when the liberals launch their attacks.

That is why I am launching a new political action committee to draft Ted Cruz for President. With your help, we will draft, nominate, and elect Ted Cruz as the 45th President of the United States.

I’ve gotten to know Ted Cruz over the past three years.

I worked on the ground here in Texas to elect him to the U.S. Senate and I served as one of his regional directors until end of February.

During that time, I saw an honest leader who consistently and courageously fought for the principles of freedom that this country was founded upon.

In his first year in the Senate, Ted Cruz went toe-to-toe with the most powerful people in the country. He was attacked by Democrats as well as Republicans, but he didn’t back down.

When Republicans were ready to cave on gun control in early 2013, Ted Cruz was one of the few who fought to stop it. When Republicans were ready to roll over on Obamacare, Ted Cruz refused. And when Republicans tried to deceive their constituents on the debt limit, Ted Cruz refused to go along and fought for us.

Americans are frustrated with Washington because politicians in both parties aren’t listening. They’re sick of politicians who say one thing on the campaign trail, but then do something else once they’re elected.

Ted Cruz is different.

Ted Cruz made explicit promises to the people of Texas on the campaign trail and then did something completely foreign to Washington: he kept his word.

It’s why he is hated by Washington insiders, but loved by so many Americans. Ted Cruz doesn’t just make promises. He delivers.

I have personally met thousands of men and women in Texas and across the country who, like me, have been inspired by Ted’s passion and courage. We’re thankful to finally have a voice in Washington. It gives us all hope that we can save this great country.

It’s why I decided to leave the senator’s Senate office and begin working to help the grassroots organize a campaign to draft Ted Cruz for President.

I know there are other candidates who may run as conservatives, but I believe Ted Cruz has demonstrated that he’s the only consistent conservative who will do what it takes to roll back Barack Obama’s agenda. He’s the only one who has the passion, principles, and courage needed to deliver real results for Americans.

I’ve never spoken to Ted about him running for president and I honestly don’t know if he will do it, but I do know he won’t succeed unless freedom-loving Americans like you and me begin organizing this effort now.

Ted Cruz is the people’s candidate and we need to be the ones driving the effort to elect him.

So if you’re ready to be proud of your vote again and you agree that Ted Cruz should run for president, please do three things:

  1. Go to RunTedRun.com and sign the official Draft Ted Cruz for President petition.
  2. Urge your friends and family to join you.
  3. Donate whatever you can to help us spread the word and build support.

Making DC listen won’t be easy. It’s going to take millions of Americans standing together to draft, nominate, and elect Ted Cruz as president, and we need your help today.

With your support, we will gather over 1 million petitions this year and assemble an army of activists who will make the calls, walk the precincts, and donate the money needed to elect Ted Cruz as the 45th President of the United States.

Please join your fellow Americans in this fight for our nation’s future. President Obama has done serious and lasting damage to our country, and now is our time to make it right.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; cruz; election2014; election2016; tedcruz; texas

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1 posted on 03/19/2014 7:23:51 AM 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 03/19/2014 7:24:17 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
On our Pennsylvania board this morning, I read this;

ATTENTION REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT

ATTENTION GOVERNOR TOM CORBETT

ATTENTION PENNSYLVANIA GOP CHAIRMAN ROB GLEASON

The results from the Special Election for the 28th State Senate District in York County are in.

WRITE-IN GETS 47 PERCENT (SCOTT WAGNER-TEA PARTY)

REPUBLICAN GOP-E CANDIDATE RON MILLER GETS 27 PERCENT

DEMOCRAT LINDA SMALL GETS 26 PERCENT.

The grassroots voters here in York County have given a resounding thumbs down to the Republican Party Establishment and their resentment and fear tactics.

The attack ads calling Wagner a “millionaire trash msn” and a “bully” backfired.

At the last minute the GOPe operatives suggested that a write-in vote for Scott Wagner would help elect the Democrat.

Heck, I think some of the Democrats that showed up to vote wrote in Wagner, too.

The rigged process to have Mike Waugh resign his seat early so the GOPe could ram its handpicked candidate (Ron Miller) through in a special election was laid bare before the people.

3 posted on 03/19/2014 7:28:42 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf

Great news. I wonder how Karl (the architect of failure) Rove will spin this.


4 posted on 03/19/2014 7:35:25 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Sen. Ted Cruz with Ben Shapiro
5 posted on 03/19/2014 7:37:57 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: knarf

The GOP establishment is withering on the vine. The Tea Party is slowly but surely becoming the new conservative Republican Party that will win primaries and general elections.


6 posted on 03/19/2014 7:38:21 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro

Separate thread posted


7 posted on 03/19/2014 7:40:17 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: freedomfiter2

This Texan will vote for Senator Cruz for any office he decides to seek.


8 posted on 03/19/2014 7:43:25 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: SoConPubbie

Less than one term in the Senate, gives a good speech.

Who does that remind you of?

Apart from talking the talk, it is a HUGE administrative/executive job. What has Cruz run to qualify him for this responsibility?


9 posted on 03/19/2014 7:44:36 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. H)
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To: Jim Noble
While I love Ted Cruz, I struggle with the whole Natural Born Citizen issue. My concern is that he may not be any more of an NBC than Sortoro is.

I'm willing to listen to counter arguments, though.

10 posted on 03/19/2014 7:49:34 AM PDT by Marathoner (When Obama fails, freedom prevails)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’m all for Ted Cruz for president, but I must go on record as an otherwise completely enthusiastic Ted Cruz supporter to argue (against) opposing Obamacare by repealing it.

I believe there is one bit of Obamacare which is very valuable, that is the section which covers people who are otherwise not covered.

Keep that. That makes the issue slightly more complicated, but we need to keep that coverage.

Otherwise I’m all in favor of Cruz, but he tends to extreme, and I believe on this subject he goes far too much one way.

(I recognize so also, do a lot of posters on this site, including JR)

Just saying. Not everyone in America is covered by a government policy from service.

Don’t forget there are a lot of voters who are not covered by government service.

We vote.

(there are a lot of us)


11 posted on 03/19/2014 7:54:57 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: knarf

Tom Corbett has signed some of the most insidious driving-related fee and fine increases imaginable. He has broken his pledge and demoralized his base, and I believe he will be thrashed in November. When a Republican in charge sucks, like Bush or Corbett, people buy the Marxist lies. When will they learn?
BTW, I wish that I could vote for Ted Cruz *today*! Bob


12 posted on 03/19/2014 7:56:23 AM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night Flicker their souls to the wind. From RTMoscow by Al Stewart)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I believe there is one bit of Obamacare which is very valuable, that is the section which covers people who are otherwise not covered. Keep that. That makes the issue slightly more complicated, but we need to keep that coverage.

I'd rather roll back the whole thing and pick out the few positive nuggets and pass them as separate, individual, bills.

13 posted on 03/19/2014 7:59:25 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

People not covered already get care, good care. All Obamacare does is transfer more of the charity case costs to the taxpayer class, and those who need it least, the young. It is a simple welfare scam. There is nothing “extreme” about Sen. Cruz, unless you consider the U.S. Constitution extreme. Bob


14 posted on 03/19/2014 8:00:18 AM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night Flicker their souls to the wind. From RTMoscow by Al Stewart)
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To: knarf
WOW!! I heard of this race and was curious how it would turn out.

This election should be looked at as an EARTHQUATE that could happen across this country. The biggest fear should be in the Democrat party and to a lesser extent the GOPe. FINALLY the average American is seeing their Country being taken away from them and they are starting to rise up to stop it.

15 posted on 03/19/2014 8:01:35 AM PDT by painter ( Isaiah: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,")
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To: SoConPubbie

BUMP BUMP BUMP and signed!!!!


16 posted on 03/19/2014 8:04:27 AM PDT by MarMema ("If Americans really wanted Obamacare, you wouldn't need a law to make them buy it." Ted Cruz)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Three easy steps:

repeal ACA

tort reform

open insurance markets across state lines

17 posted on 03/19/2014 8:08:26 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Jim Noble
I am so glad for this opportunity. I once asked the same question...

"During high school, Cruz participated in a Houston-based group called the Free Market Education Foundation where Cruz learned about free-market economic philosophers such as Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Frédéric Bastiat and Ludwig von Mises.[20] The program was run by Rolland Storey and Cruz entered the program at the age of 13"

"Cruz graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1992.[2][5] While at Princeton, he competed for the American Whig-Cliosophic Society's Debate Panel and won the top speaker award at both the 1992 U.S. National Debating Championship and the 1992 North American Debating Championship.[27] In 1992, he was named U.S. National Speaker of the Year and Team of the Year (with his debate partner, David Panton).[27] Cruz was also a semi-finalist at the 1995 World Universities Debating Championship, making him Princeton’s highest-ranked debater at the championship.[28][29] Princeton's debate team later named their annual novice championship after Cruz"

"After graduating from Princeton, Cruz attended Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude in 1995 with a Juris Doctor.[2][31] While at Harvard Law, Cruz was a primary editor of the Harvard Law Review, and executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review.[5] Referring to Cruz's time as a student at Harvard Law, Professor Alan Dershowitz said, "Cruz was off-the-charts brilliant."[12][32][33][34][35][36] At Harvard Law, Cruz was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics"

"He was the first Hispanic Solicitor General in Texas,[4] the youngest Solicitor General in the United States, and the longest-serving Solicitor General in Texas' history. He was also the first Hispanic, and the first minority to be elected U.S. Senator from Texas"

"Between 1999 and 2003, Cruz served as the director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice, and as Domestic Policy Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign. In addition, Cruz was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, where he taught U.S. Supreme Court litigation, from 2004 to 2009."

18 posted on 03/19/2014 8:10:10 AM PDT by MarMema ("If Americans really wanted Obamacare, you wouldn't need a law to make them buy it." Ted Cruz)
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To: alstewartfan; kevkrom

I don’t agree.

I have had one operation (will two actually, a combination), which falls outside the usual. I was informed by my healthcare provider, that this means this care would no longer be provided by another other care provider except for my current provider, and I believe them.

The problem with that is, my current insurance is provided by my employer, who is outsourcing our jobs as rapidly as possible.

It is entirely possible I may be laid off. As such under the old rules I would lose coverage for this issue, which means I could lose (very important) coverage if ever needed in the future.

Tens of thousands, at least. Possibly more.

I understand the principle but in real live, Obamacare served a very valuable service.

For some of us. Very important.

I completely support Ted Cruz, but I do not support complete repeal of Obamacare.

I just don’t.

Don’t do it.


19 posted on 03/19/2014 8:10:26 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: knarf

Nice news from Pennsylvania. Keep up the good work, tea party. We have the Rats and the GOP-e on the run. Rats have realized it. GOP-e keeps hitting the snooze button but the alarm keeps ringing.


20 posted on 03/19/2014 8:11:11 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: basil

Me too, though I am not a Texan.


21 posted on 03/19/2014 8:11:14 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: basil

Cruz has my vote.


22 posted on 03/19/2014 8:15:34 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: MarMema

Brilliant. I already knew that.

Good talker. Goes with the lawyer stuff.

Good values (probably). Married to a Goldman-Sachs functionary (hmm).

Running very large complex organizations? Bueller??


23 posted on 03/19/2014 8:16:06 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. H)
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz is my first choice.


24 posted on 03/19/2014 8:38:11 AM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Better dead than Red. Putin = Hitler 2014)
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To: Jim Noble

You forgot Can fire up the Latino vote and

Intends to repeal or rollback everything zero has done.


25 posted on 03/19/2014 8:39:38 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: SoConPubbie

For me, it doesn’t have to be Ted. But he is on my very short top tier list that I’m looking at (along with Pence, Palin, and Santorum). I wish him well.


26 posted on 03/19/2014 8:42:52 AM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Conservative 2016!! The Dole, H.W. Bush, McCain, Romney experiment has failed.)
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To: SoConPubbie

How do you draft someone who is already running?


27 posted on 03/19/2014 8:43:18 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: SoConPubbie

Canada has first dibs on him.


28 posted on 03/19/2014 8:47:54 AM PDT by Diggity
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To: SoConPubbie
One thing I'd like to know becasue so far I haven't heard it. Everybody wants to REPEAL Obamacare, but few talk about what should replace it. Rand does - he talks about replacing Socialism with THE FREE MARKET.

Does anyone know where Cruz stands on replacing Obamcare and Socialism with the competitive, voluntary free market free of government interference? Does he speak about and seem to understand that we don't need another government program to replace Obamacare and the myriads of other government programs that need to be nuked? The "alternative" that Obama says the Right doesn't have is the powerful, robust and wealth-producing competitive market economy which gives us the best quality for the best prices, free of government interference.

We have had the best healthcare in the world without government interference. It is only since the 1970's when government began to interfere with healthcare that the prices skyrocketed. Why shouldn't the prices skyrocket? Government is the useless bloated middleman siphoning off otherwise productive money into useless bureaucracies like the HHR which has a TRILLION DOLLAR BUDGET. NUKE THE HHR!!!

Anyone know where Cruz is on this stuff and CUTTING GOVERNMENT AND TAXES to a permanent fault tax of 10%-15%?

29 posted on 03/19/2014 8:59:00 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: knarf

“..ATTENTION GOVERNOR TOM CORBETT...”

He isn’t listening.

Corbett should have landed on our lunatic AG with BOTH feet for dropping the corruption investigation against her fellow Dems in Philly, and instead - he did NOTHING.

Three days later, her malfeasance is back paged.

Don’t count on him for anything. I don’t think he understand how high the stakes are for PA. I hope he shows more fight for his re-election.


30 posted on 03/19/2014 8:59:30 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: clintonh8r
There you go again, making sense with understandable, constructive, feasible, conservative proposals.
‘Three easy steps:

repeal ACA

tort reform

open insurance markets across state lines’
Ted Cruz is great!!
Effective policies come from a firm and courageous philosophy, clear goals and priorities, and a vision for a better future.
Ted Cruz would make a great President, and be able to bring on many experienced, articulate,conservatives to fill the Cabinet and managerial slots.

TWB

31 posted on 03/19/2014 9:00:55 AM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin, the Flame of the North)
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To: Marathoner
"While I love Ted Cruz, I struggle with the whole Natural Born Citizen issue. My concern is that he may not be any more of an NBC than Sortoro is.

I'm willing to listen to counter arguments, though."

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3060736/posts

32 posted on 03/19/2014 9:09:46 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Marathoner

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3060736/posts


33 posted on 03/19/2014 9:10:11 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Diggity

Canada has dibbs on him.
Precedent Kenyan in the White Hut
Natural born citizen mother is a US citizen
Scoreboard!


34 posted on 03/19/2014 9:22:41 AM PDT by WilliamRobert (Obama so loves the poor he created millions more.)
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To: Jim Noble

“...Who does that remind you of?...”

How much worse could an actual American Senator, who actually LOVES his country and wants what’s best for it, do, versus the complete idiot we currently have?


35 posted on 03/19/2014 9:22:50 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Diggity

No idiot, it doesn’t.


36 posted on 03/19/2014 9:25:26 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ansel12

Some folks like to stir the pot.


37 posted on 03/19/2014 9:28:52 AM PDT by WilliamRobert (Obama so loves the poor he created millions more.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Thank you for the link. Again, don’t get me wrong, I love Cruz.You all know, though, that if/when he does announce for Prez, the drivebys will suddenly discover the whole NBC issue (Of course they didn’t give a rat’s azz when it was the Kenyan).


38 posted on 03/19/2014 10:18:24 AM PDT by Marathoner (When Obama fails, freedom prevails)
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To: SoConPubbie

Just donated..getting my new car next week. Bumper sticker is gonna look great on it..


39 posted on 03/19/2014 12:04:30 PM PDT by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: SoConPubbie
Sen. Ted Cruz with Dana Loesch
40 posted on 03/19/2014 12:37:07 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Bud, I AM Losing my insurance. Last time I was laid off, I was able to afford a basic Blue Cross plan to tide me over. NOW, my situation is a nightmare. Bob


41 posted on 03/19/2014 12:40:58 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night Flicker their souls to the wind. From RTMoscow by Al Stewart)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

no government ever

government is the problem

military , courts , border control, police(local) , and that ‘s it for government .

no more ever.


42 posted on 03/19/2014 2:16:50 PM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: alstewartfan

people think government is always the solution

no

government and the media are the problem, the only real problems we have , well that and democrats and the democrat party


43 posted on 03/19/2014 2:18:29 PM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: SoConPubbie
B T T T ! ! ! ©

44 posted on 03/19/2014 2:45:17 PM PDT 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: ansel12

Idiot, check the facts. He was born in a foreign country to a cuban father.


45 posted on 03/19/2014 2:47:49 PM PDT by Diggity
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To: Diggity

Cruz is an American, fully qualified to be president.

Being born outside of the country doesn’t mean anything, that applies to a number of presidential candidates, like McCain and George Romney, even Goldwater wasn’t born within a state.

President Chester A. Arthur was born in Vermont to a Vermont-born mother and a father from Ireland, who was naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 1843, 14 years after Chester was born.


46 posted on 03/19/2014 3:02:00 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Diggity; ansel12
Idiot, check the facts. He was born in a foreign country to a cuban father.

Care to share with us idiots where it states in the Constitution, US Laws. or Supreme Court ruling that it take s 2 US Citizen parents at birth to be Natural Born?

How about George Washington, John, Adams, Thomas Jefferson?

Did they have 2 US Citizen parents at birth?
47 posted on 03/19/2014 4:25:18 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

I love Ted Cruz but this country is too dumb and twisted to deserve him.


48 posted on 03/19/2014 6:08:02 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: SoConPubbie

WE LOVE TED CRUZ. I met Ted & his wife and they would be fantastic FIRST COUPLE! He is smart, brilliant, genius, etc She is too and gorgeous too.


49 posted on 03/20/2014 8:07:49 AM PDT by buffyt (The only person who is safe in a gun free area is THE MANIAC WITH A GUN!)
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To: Catmom

Sadly you are probably right....


50 posted on 03/20/2014 8:08:34 AM PDT by buffyt (The only person who is safe in a gun free area is THE MANIAC WITH A GUN!)
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