Skip to comments.Ted Cruz returns to the Texas Republican convention a conquering hero
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
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Pretty soon, it will be Ted Cruz returns to the Republic of Texas, or we are enslaved.
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.
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 dont agree with his politics.
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.
When someone says those words (Republic of Texas) my heart starts beating fast....
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!
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.
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.
Ted Cruz: `Balls Like Church Bells’!
In agreement, hopefully.
It will have to come to that, eventually. Otherwise, we are on the road to serfdom.