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Cruz in control as his Tea Party candidates win primaries in Nebraska and position him as November
Daily Mail ^ | 17:09 EST, 14 May 2014 | Francesca Chambers

Posted on 05/14/2014 7:31:12 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

Tea Party Senator Ted Cruz claimed his first victory in the battle to control the Republican Party on Tuesday night when his two candidates in Nebraska won their primary elections.

Cruz endorsed gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts and Senate candidate Ben Sasse won their respective primary races, positioning Cruz as kingmaker in November.

'Ben Sasse’s decisive victory in Nebraska tonight is a clear indication that the grassroots are rising up to Make DC Listen. They’re rising up to take our country back,' Cruz posted to his Facebook.

Ted Cruz, left, campaigns in Omaha, Nebraska, on Friday, May 9, for Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts, right. Ricketts won the party's nomination in last night's primary

Ted Cruz, left, campaigns in Omaha, Nebraska, on Friday, May 9, for Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts, right. Ricketts won the party's nomination in last night's primary

Cruz won his own Senate primary after being endorsed by then-Senator Jim DeMint, the upper chamber's resident kingmaker at the time.

DeMint left the Senate to run conservative non-profit The Heritage Foundation just as Cruz was taking office and Cruz has since sought to fill his mentor's shoes.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi; US: Nebraska; US: Texas; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: cruz; mississippi; nebraska; tedcruz; texas; westvirginia

"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 05/14/2014 7:31:12 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie
Shortened title per FRs' Posting rules.

Actual Title: Cruz in control as his Tea Party candidates win primaries in Nebraska and position him as November kingmaker
2 posted on 05/14/2014 7:31:57 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie; tpmintx; TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig; Caipirabob; Clump; ColdOne; Monterrosa-24; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

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

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
3 posted on 05/14/2014 7:32:28 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

He knows whom to support.


4 posted on 05/14/2014 7:47:10 PM PDT by stanne
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To: SoConPubbie
Cruz won his own Senate primary after being endorsed by then-Senator Jim DeMint, the upper chamber's resident kingmaker at the time.

DeMint???

It was Sarah Palin!

5 posted on 05/14/2014 7:47:40 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: SoConPubbie

people will vote for Cruz control?


6 posted on 05/14/2014 8:22:22 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: SoConPubbie

Maybe you should check out Cruz’s position on immigration.


7 posted on 05/14/2014 8:34:54 PM PDT by Oldhunk
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To: SoConPubbie

Thanks for the tidbit of good news!


8 posted on 05/14/2014 8:37:23 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: ansel12
It's quite possible the GOPe and their media allies are trying to Stalinize Governor Palin.


9 posted on 05/14/2014 8:51:00 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Oldhunk

You mean about him being against amnesty?


10 posted on 05/15/2014 2:26:12 AM PDT by Luircin
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To: SoConPubbie

Shortened headline as per FR’s posting rules: gawd dang 100 character limit in headline


11 posted on 05/15/2014 4:16:20 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: SoConPubbie

Doom! obama is doomed. It doesn’t take Daniel to see the writing on the wall.

The balderdash about reducing lending requirements is a certain indicator of panic. That play resulted in a 50 yard penalty and the coach being kicked off the field.

The best he can hope for is to lose the gambit and then blame as many as he can........ terminal weakness

Is a dead duck lame?


12 posted on 05/15/2014 4:22:21 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: abb; Abigail Adams; abigail2; AK_47_7.62x39; Aliska; Aquamarine; Archie Bunker on steroids; ...

Good morning all!  Right now we got futures flat for metals and upbeat for stocks after yesterday's drop in lower volume.  With stocks it seems the divergence continues as small stocks drag below moving averages while the Dow/S&P hit record highs.  Claims & inflations #"s today.  This mornings headlines:

Bonds are quietly outperforming stocks Los Angeles Times - 8:24am A trader watches a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. A trader watches a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday.

Stock Markets Had a Rough Second Yesterday - Matt Levine, Bloomberg

Do Alternative Investments Fit In Your Portfolio? - Wall Street Journal

Now the Time To Jump Into Surging India? - John Kimelman, Barron's

Europe's economy underperforms with weakness from France to Italy Growth of just 0.2% for the currency bloc, half as much as economists had forecast, adds pressure on the European Central Bank to deliver stimulus measures next month in its battle against weak inflation and anemic output.


13 posted on 05/15/2014 4:34:02 AM PDT by expat_panama
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dang, I meant here http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3154476/posts?page=28#28


14 posted on 05/15/2014 4:36:22 AM PDT by expat_panama
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To: expat_panama

Did that virus get you again?

;-)


15 posted on 05/15/2014 4:42:38 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: Luircin

I guess you don’t know that Cruz would like to help the likes of Zuckerberg to bring in more cheap foreign workers to take high skilled jobs away from our own citizens.


16 posted on 05/15/2014 5:41:34 AM PDT by Oldhunk
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To: expat_panama

I don’t know. I like the idea of what my portfolio might do under a Cruz presidency.


17 posted on 05/15/2014 5:59:50 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Luircin

And I guess you also don’t know that Cruz would be willing to grant some kind of legal status to those illegals already here. Maybe it’s not a path to citizenship, but it is certainly amnesty.


18 posted on 05/15/2014 6:13:18 AM PDT by Oldhunk
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To: catfish1957

—which is why I suppose I confused these two threads in the first place...


19 posted on 05/15/2014 6:46:09 AM PDT by expat_panama
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To: Wyatt's Torch
Did that virus get you again? ;-)

lol!  No, my system's completely free of that virusvirusvirusvirusvirusvirusvirusvirusvirusvirusvirusvirusvirusvirusvirusvirusvirusvirusvirusvirusviru

20 posted on 05/15/2014 6:50:29 AM PDT by expat_panama
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To: expat_panama

Thanks for the ping.


21 posted on 05/15/2014 8:46:29 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama - when will you tell radical muslims to stop clinging to their guns & religion?)
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To: Oldhunk

Proof please.


22 posted on 05/15/2014 11:01:45 AM PDT by Luircin
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To: Luircin

How about in his own words? In the first video he discusses an amendment he was proposing to add to Rubio’s bill back a year ago. At about 3:40 of the video he talks about legal status in his amendment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iloBCB59O0#t=256

Later in the video, he talks about the need for more foreign workers.

I too thought Cruz and Rubio were both the real deal when they first came on the scene. Both have shown themselves to be crony capitalists like most of the clowns around them.


23 posted on 05/15/2014 12:44:13 PM PDT by Oldhunk
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To: Oldhunk

Yeah, this doesn’t convince me that he supports amnesty. It convinces me that he proposed an amendment to a bill in the Senate, and didn’t, at that time, support deportation of illegals. But at the same time wanted there to be consequences for those who came here illegally.

And? Yeah, it’s more moderate than I’d like, but this isn’t supporting amnesty. He didn’t propose the bill; he attempted to amend it to take some of the amnesty out of it.

Not exactly fire in the belly, but not enough to get me to denounce him.

Anything else?


24 posted on 05/15/2014 3:31:32 PM PDT by Luircin
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