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Ted Cruz returns to the Texas Republican convention a conquering hero
Washington Post ^ | June 9, 3:52 AM | Karen Tumulty

Posted on 06/09/2014 7:09:30 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

FORT WORTH — The last time Ted Cruz showed up at a Texas Republican Party convention, it was as the scrappy insurgent who had come from nowhere to force the establishment’s anointed one into a run-off for a U.S. Senate seat.

More than 8,000 Republicans gathered here again Thursday for their three-day biennial meeting. And just two years after he first appeared on their stage, the junior senator from Texas bestrode the world inside the Fort Worth Convention Center as a colossus.

The story line of this primary season nationally has largely been one in which the Republican establishment has regrouped and managed to brush back the tea party.

Then there’s Texas.

This year’s Republican primaries proved beyond doubt that in the Lone Star State, the tea party is now the mainstream of Republicanism. Indeed, the entire Texas GOP appears to have been made over in Cruz’s image.

Come January, barring a massive shift in the state’s political winds, candidates who ran by his playbook will hold just about every statewide office. And all of the dozen or so that Cruz endorsed or said nice things about will have won.

“It’s still an insurgency,” Cruz said in an interview. “It’s an insurgency of millions of people across Texas and millions of people across America who are standing up to turn our nation around.”

On Friday, convention attendees were enraptured by Cruz’s keynote address, in which he warned that “liberty is under assault like never before, and again today Texans will stand up and lead the fight for freedom.” It sounded like a warm-up for a presidential stump speech, and many in the audience hope that will be the case, judging by the chants of “Run, Ted, run!”

While Rick Perry appeared only briefly, for what was his state convention valedictory as Texas’s longest-serving governor, Cruz

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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 06/09/2014 7:09:30 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; MountainDad; aposiopetic; crazycatlady; killermosquito; tpmintx; ...
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 06/09/2014 7:10:24 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Pretty soon, it will be Ted Cruz returns to the Republic of Texas, or we are enslaved.


3 posted on 06/09/2014 7:20:03 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SoConPubbie

What a blessing that the most brilliant man in U.S. politics is also a Christian and not ashamed of it. May God protect him.


4 posted on 06/09/2014 7:32:21 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SoConPubbie

Prominent Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz offered words of praise for former student Ted Cruz in a new interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer:

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas): “Off-the-charts brilliant. And you know, liberals make the terrible mistake, including some of my friends and colleagues, of thinking that all conservatives are dumb. And I think one of the reasons that conservatives have been beating liberals in the courts and in public debates is because we underestimate them. Never underestimate Ted Cruz. He is off-the-chart brilliant. I don’t agree with his politics.”


5 posted on 06/09/2014 7:37:17 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: txrefugee

Maybe we have our “new Ronald Reagan”?

I really want to believe, if only because he drives the liberals bat-guano crazy. There are questions raised concerning his “natural born” status, as physically his birth occurred within the national borders of Canada, but that would only have conferred a dual citizenship, as he was the son of an American citizen mother. Winston Churchill would have had just as much claim on a US citizenship but he chose to be a British subject, as the female gender had not yet earned separate status as US citizens in that time.


6 posted on 06/09/2014 8:02:40 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: fwdude

When someone says those words (Republic of Texas) my heart starts beating fast....


7 posted on 06/09/2014 8:20:23 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: txrefugee

You should start a “let’s pray for Cruz” thread daily here at FR.

I’m totally serious.

You are correct: he needs supernatural protection. That starts with prayer!


8 posted on 06/09/2014 8:21:30 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: ConservativeDude

I will pray daily.

May Jehovah God protect Senator Ted Cruz and may the people of America turn back to God and rise up and restore the republic ruled by laws written by our representatives. I ask it in the Name of Jesus the Christ, amen.


9 posted on 06/09/2014 8:47:47 AM PDT by DavidLSpud (Rejoice always, pray continually...)
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To: SoConPubbie

A few good men taking a stand, can make an extraordinary difference, Cruz is a leader amongst these men, but those with him are far to few, I expect because of his leadership we shall see significantly more good men rise to this current despairing occasion.


10 posted on 06/09/2014 9:02:08 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted Cruz: `Balls Like Church Bells’!


11 posted on 06/09/2014 9:03:41 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: ConservativeDude
When someone says those words (Republic of Texas) my heart starts beating fast....

In agreement, hopefully.

It will have to come to that, eventually. Otherwise, we are on the road to serfdom.

12 posted on 06/09/2014 9:29:53 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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