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Ted Cruz: We Need 'Conservative Reinforcements' Like Ben Sasse
Breitbart ^ | 14 May 2014 | Tony Lee

Posted on 05/15/2014 8:22:40 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Ben Sasse, who won Nebraska's GOP Senate nomination on Tuesday, would be a much needed reinforcement for conservatives in the Senate should he win the general election in November.

Cruz, who endorsed and campaigned for Sasse along with Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, said Sasse's "decisive victory" is a "clear indication that the grassroots are rising up to Make DC Listen" and "rising up to take our country back."

Sasse trounced his two opponents, getting nearly 50% of the vote in the primary. 

"We urgently need conservative reinforcements in the Senate like Ben who will stand with the American people, not the Washington establishment," Cruz added. "Ben is a constitutional conservative who will not just 'check the box' and vote the right way."

Cruz assured conservatives that Sasse will "affirmatively fight to advance the conservative agenda, repeal Obamacare, and defend the Constitution."

Sasse surged in the race when he staunchly opposed Obamacare and called out Republican establishment leaders for not fighting to defund Obamacare fiercely enough as Cruz and Lee were leading the defunding effort last year. The Senate Conservatives Fund, which has feuded with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), also endorsed Sasse while McConnell and his allies favored his opponent Shane Osborn. 

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; mikelee; sasse; 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 05/15/2014 8:22:40 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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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!
2 posted on 05/15/2014 8:23:19 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
R & D are no longer an adequate definition for the two main political ideologies.

Maybe voters are beginning to understand that.

3 posted on 05/15/2014 8:26:12 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SoConPubbie

“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.

One of my favorite Rino arguments is their citing of Reagan’s thirteenth commandment about not criticizing other Republicans, always used to elect more Rino’s. Reagan went after Gerald Ford full bore and didn’t pull punches. Think Rocky versus Apollo Creed in the great old movies of the same year.


4 posted on 05/15/2014 8:33:25 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: SoConPubbie

It’ll be interesting to see what committees Mitch McConnell puts him on. If I were Sasse I look into the doings of the Joing Committee on Printing, the Senate Special Committee on Aging, maybe the Rules and Administration Committee, anywhere that McConnell can marginalize him.


5 posted on 05/15/2014 8:36:53 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: skeeter; All

The Anti-Children, Free Stuff Family Dynasties.

You list is well intended,
Of that I’m very sure.
What is lacking is the reason
That these family jobs endure.

We-who vote them in,
Must have our reasons?
We-who re-elect them,
Must have reasons too?

What the reasons are
It is obvious to know:
We all like to LIVE LARGE,
As we pursue what is good and free,
“Charge everything to our kids:
charge, Charge, CHARGE!”

“Politicians will be politicians,
Just as boys will be boys.”
Is what we laugh and say,
By those who hate their kids
And vote to make them pay, Pay, PAY!

“No!” You say, “NO!
You’re not talking about ME!
I LOVE my kids!” is your reply - - -
But who will be stuck
To pay your greedy free stuff bills,
When you die, Die, DIE?

__________

In 2014 it is time, - - - time for a change.


6 posted on 05/15/2014 8:54:23 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: DoodleDawg

McConnell may not be re elected.


7 posted on 05/15/2014 9:02:19 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: DoodleDawg

Ditch Mitch in the General.


8 posted on 05/15/2014 9:08:03 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted likes him - that’s good enough for me.

Come help us out in PA, Ted.


9 posted on 05/15/2014 9:11:15 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: SoConPubbie
When Sasse won, Mitch was sad...


10 posted on 05/15/2014 9:27:59 AM 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: C. Edmund Wright
McConnell may not be re elected.

He's going to get the nomination which gives him a leg up on the reelection. Mitch may not be popular but right now you have to put the odds in his favor that he'll be Majority Leader next year.

11 posted on 05/15/2014 9:35:22 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Paladin2
Ditch Mitch in the General.

Even as bad as McConnell is you'd prefer a Democrat in that seat and crazy Harry Reid running the Senate?

12 posted on 05/15/2014 9:37:59 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

I’d prefer that McConnell spend more time with his family.


13 posted on 05/15/2014 9:38:49 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
I’d prefer that McConnell spend more time with his family.

I had hoped we'd be able to accomplish that in the primary, but Matt Bevin turned out to be a real disappointment.

14 posted on 05/15/2014 9:47:57 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: SoConPubbie
In spite of high profile endorsements, Sasse has a troubling absence of policy on immigration.

“FAIR” (Federation for American Immigration Reform) is one of the leading Conservative immigration organizations.

They have been asking all political candidates to sign a three part Pledge:

(1) No Amnesty of any kind.

(2) No increase in LEGAL immigration (now 1.5 million per year).

(3) No increase in LEGAL work visas (now about 1 million jobs).

Before the election, Sasse declined to sign the pledge, after saying he would have to study it more carefully.

Equally disturbing, the “Daily Caller,” allegedly a Conservative website, claimed that this pledge was “radical,” and that FAIR wants to stop ALL immigration, which is completely false.

15 posted on 05/15/2014 9:53:32 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: skeeter

Soon Ted and Lee will have lots of Conservative Reinforcements. R and D no longer cut it—The Republicans sold out to the Media/Progs. Now its more like Right-Left or Capitalist vs Communist (Socialist). We may well need a conservative Party soon as the RINOs Hold sway in the GOP.


16 posted on 05/15/2014 10:06:09 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: DoodleDawg

“It’ll be interesting to see what committees Mitch McConnell puts him on....”
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What makes you think Mitch McConnell will still be a Senator in the next session of Congress? Or, if he is still a Senator, that he’ll be the Majority/Minority Leader?


17 posted on 05/15/2014 10:39:17 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: zeestephen

Sorry to see you “troubled” and “disturbed” at this great victory for the Senate Conservatives Fund.


18 posted on 05/15/2014 10:42:20 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides
What makes you think Mitch McConnell will still be a Senator in the next session of Congress? Or, if he is still a Senator, that he’ll be the Majority/Minority Leader?

Because the best chance we had of getting rid of him was through the primary, and that's no longer looking like it's likely. So odds are he will be re-elected. And if he is then he'll remain the GOP leader in the Senate. There aren't enough conservatives to remove him.

19 posted on 05/15/2014 11:02:33 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

If I were you, I wouldn’t bet the farm on Mitch being back next year.


20 posted on 05/15/2014 11:05:53 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides
If I were you, I wouldn’t bet the farm on Mitch being back next year.

I truly wish I could be as confident about it as you. But if it isn't McConnell then it's Grimes, and probably crazy Harry as majority leader still.

21 posted on 05/15/2014 11:08:02 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: SoConPubbie

McConnell you are a loser...Bevin should win.


22 posted on 05/15/2014 2:57:34 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: House Atreides
Re: “Sorry to see you “troubled” and “disturbed” at this great victory for the Senate Conservatives Fund.”

Conversely, I am sorry and disturbed that so many Conservatives do not understand that immigration is the ONLY important issue in 2014.

We literally have no time to spare.

Between now and election day in November, another 500,000 Socialists will become citizens and voters.

Since the Reagan Amnesty in 1986, 20 million Socialists have become citizens and voters.

The only reason Conservatives have any political power in the USA is because we vote at a much higher rate than Independents and Democrats.

If Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and single white poor women vote at the same rate as Conservatives in 2014, we will be lucky to win two seats in the Senate, and we will lose at least three seats in the House.

In 2022, after Census re-districting, the Democrats will take permanent control of the White House, the Senate, and the House.

23 posted on 05/16/2014 12:22:02 AM PDT by zeestephen
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