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  • TEA Party Set to Pour 10+ Years' Pent-Up Frustration Into Pulverizing Jeb Bush, Nominating Cruz

    02/17/2015 4:52:38 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 84 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 February 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Friends don't let friends vote RINO... I don't give a damn how much moolah Jeb Bush is currently shaking out of people with more money than sense... it's impossible to picture this charmless Gee-Oh-Pee establishment tool in the White House: not only does the Republican base despise him, but no Bush is going to beat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.  I actually consider her a more flawed candidate than most do, but you can't run a clown who's practically family with the Clintons and expect him to take the requisite fight to Shrillary by discussing her serial scandals/failure.  And the Clinton...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Would Deploy U.S. Troops Against ISIS "If Need Be"

    02/08/2015 12:11:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 38 replies
    ABCNews ^ | February 08, 2015b | LAURA WAGNER
    Sen. Ted Cruz Would Deploy U.S. Troops Against ISIS "If Need Be" Feb 8, 2015 By LAURA WAGNER GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said today he would take put U.S. troops on the ground in the fight against ISIS if it was necessary to "accomplish the mission." "The mission should be defeating ISIS before they succeed in carrying out more horrific acts of terror, before they succeed in murdering Americans. If need be, we should go that step," Cruz told "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos when asked whether U.S. troops on the ground should be considered. Cruz's answer...
  • The dangerous message behind Ted Cruz's Judeo-Christian values

    01/26/2015 4:42:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Haaretz ^ | January 27, 2015 Shvat 7, 5775 | Benjy Cannon
    Republican Senator Ted Cruz recently made a splash by agreeing to appear at a glitzy retreat for observant Jews. There, he will likely promote his hawkish foreign policy, but would be wise to avoid another of his favorite topics, the “Judeo-Christian" values which he says make up America's moral foundation. These values belie a dangerous, exclusionary worldview, deeply at odds with the universal American dream Cruz claims they represent. Politico, which described Cruz as “a likely Republican presidential candidate and vocal Pro-Israel hawk,” speculated that this was likely an early effort on Cruz’s part to woo Jewish elites and powerbrokers....
  • "Islamic Nutcases" : Paul, Rubio,Cruz Debate Iran Sanctions

    01/27/2015 2:49:23 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | Pam Key
    Partial Transcript Courtesy of ABC News of Sunday’s Freedom Partners 2016 Presidential Forum with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen Marco Rubio (R-FL), moderated by ABC’s Jonathan Karl, on the issue of Iran sanctions.
  • CRUZ FOR 2016!!! (Just listened to him in Iowa. Was literally in tears at the end)

    01/25/2015 7:01:06 PM PST · by Vendome · 126 replies
    1/25/2014 | Vendome
    My Gawd!!! Just listened to this man and it was moving, stirring and rousing. His parents didn't know Christ? They found him and gave their lives to Jesus. Transformed his family. His Constitutional principles and ability to firmly assert what is right, under God. He had 3 principles as his message but, for the life of me I'm too pumped, to bouyed to recall them. If this man wants the presidency, I am all in Mind, body, soul and spirit. I don't see how we can lose 2016 if this man wants to lead America, not from behind but, from...
  • CRUZ: I’M LOOKING AT 2016 VERY, VERY SERIOUSLY

    01/19/2015 1:22:52 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/19/2015 | Mathew Boyle
    MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tells Breitbart News that he’s “very, very seriously” considering launching a presidential candidacy for 2016. Cruz adds that he thinks a bold conservative needs to win the GOP nomination next time around, or else he fears Democrats are likely to win the White House as they did in 2008 and 2012. “God bless South Carolina. South Carolina has historically played a critical role in helping select Republican presidential nominees,” Cruz said in an interview here at the state’s Tea Party Coalition Convention: South Carolina’s central role has been ensuring that we...
  • As Mitt and Jeb Court Donors For 2016, Ted Cruz Prepares For Potential Run

    01/19/2015 12:46:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 19, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    As Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney battle behind the scenes for big money donors, Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is working to portray himself as the presidential candidate of the conservative base. Speaking to tea partiers in South Carolina over the weekend, Cruz cautioned that Republicans will lose the White House in 2016 if the nominee is insufficiently conservative. “If we nominate a candidate in that mold, the same people who stayed home in 2008 and 2012 will stay home in 2016 and the Democrats will win again,” Cruz told the crowd. His comments come as the Texas senator —...
  • Ted Cruz in South Carolina: Nominate a conservative in 2016, or Democrats will win

    01/19/2015 9:08:54 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, January 19, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, reiterated his pitch on Sunday that if Republicans nominate a moderate candidate to be their presidential nominee in 2016, they’ll lose the White House to the Democrats again.He called GOP candidates like 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, Sen. John McCain, the party’s 2008 nominee and 1996 nominee and former Sen. Bob Dole “good, honorable, and decent men” — but not what the GOP needs in 2016.If we nominate a candidate in that mold, the same people who stayed home in 2008 and 2012 will stay home in 2016
  • Ted Cruz Just Auditioned to Be the Right's Bold Leader in 2016, and Conservatives Loved It

    01/12/2015 4:56:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 12, 2015 | Rebecca Nelson
    The Republican senator received raves from an audience at a policy conference at the Heritage Foundation Monday.Ted Cruz has already solidified his 2016 agenda. And some conservatives can't get enough of it. On Monday at the Heritage Foundation's Conservative Policy Summit, a two-day policy primer in Washington, the Texas senator and likely presidential contender laid out the points of his platform for the newly sworn in Republican Congress—and urged his colleagues to stick to their campaign promises. "Let's stand up and lead," he said. "Let's lead with a big, bold, positive agenda, that says to the American people, 'You had...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Reports for Jury Duty

    01/09/2015 2:17:28 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 39 replies
    ABC13.com ^ | January 9, 2015 | ABC13.com
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is reporting for jury duty in Houston. The Texas Republican reported in for his civic duty this morning at the Jury Assembly building in downtown Houston. He says this is the first time he's ever been summoned. "I'd actually never been called to jury duty before," Cruz said. "I got the summons and I was happy to come down and do my civic duty." Cruz encourages others to take the time in the future to attend jury duty. "I would certainly encourage everyone else when you get a jury summons to come down to participate," Cruz...
  • With Eye on 2016, Ted Cruz Aims to Pull Senate to the Right

    01/08/2015 4:55:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 8, 2015 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    Mitch McConnell has pledged that "regular order" will be restored to the Senate under his leadership, but his biggest obstacle to achieving that goal may not be Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, but fellow Republicans, particularly Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. With a potential run for the Republican nomination in 2016 in mind, Cruz has "a vested interest in pulling his colleagues to the right in a highly public manner, one that probably won’t be consistent with making deals with the White House," reports The Wall Street Journal. Despite receiving criticism for his filibuster of a vote on Obamacare, which many...
  • Iowa and New Hampshire Have Already Seen Cash From 2016 Contenders (Hillary, Cruz, Paul & Perry)

    01/06/2015 6:46:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The New York Times' The Upshot ^ | January 6, 2015 | Derek Willis
    The next two years are a good time to be a local candidate or party organization in Iowa and New Hampshire. The political action committees supporting Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton have already started doling out cash to the campaigns of potential supporters in the states with the earliest presidential contests of 2016. Leadership PACs — like the one Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, will be forming soon — provide a natural vehicle for sending campaign money to state and local candidates and committees in key early presidential states. Several potential presidential candidates, through their...
  • Michigan Political Points: Ted Cruz presidential bid pitched by prominent Republican strategist

    01/03/2015 12:12:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Kalamazoo Gazette ^ | January 3, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI - While Michigan Republicans are still debating when to hold their 2016 presidential primary, some of the party’s top political strategists are making the case for potential candidates. Welcome to Michigan Political Points, my weekly roundup of news, views and YouTubes from the state Capitol and beyond. CRUZ NEWS: Former Michigan Republican Party Chairman Saul Anuzis, now working as a political consultant, penned a column this week making the case for a Ted Cruz presidential nomination in 2016. “He’s the candidate many in the mainstream media and Washington chattering class love to hate,” Anuzis wrote. “He is demonized...
  • Ted Cruz scheduled to address South Carolina Tea Party convention

    01/03/2015 12:59:06 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, January 2, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, is scheduled to be a featured speaker at the fourth annual South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention to be held Jan. 17-19 in Myrtle Beach.Joe Dugan, founder and executive producer of the convention, said Friday that the event will also feature training classes for grassroots leaders and activists and panel discussions.The convention offers a platform for possible 2016 contenders to pitch their message to potential voters in the early presidential state; other speakers scheduled to appear include retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.Mr. Cruz, Mr. Santorum, and Mr. Carson are...
  • Longtime Romney friend: He’s standing by to rescue the party from nominating Ted Cruz

    12/31/2014 9:01:14 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 298 replies
    I told you last night, there was only one way for this year to end on Hot Air. May one word ring in your ears as the ball drops, my friends: Romneymentum.Hopefully you’re all already liquored up sufficiently to dull the pain. “I know exactly what Mitt’s going to do,” [Ken] Gardner, a real estate developer who helped bring Romney to Utah to lead the 2002 Winter Olympics, told the Deseret News. “I think over the next few months, a lot of things will happen.”…“If it’s Ted Cruz that’s the candidate, he’s in. If it’s Jeb Bush, he’s probably not,”...
  • Ted Cruz Is Strong for 2016

    12/30/2014 7:54:12 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 08:30 AM | Saul Anuzis
    For 2016, Republicans are understandably worried about Hillary Clinton’s massive political machine and finding the right candidate to win the White House. But Republicans are fortunate in the high caliber of the pool of candidates when it comes to a potential nominee. The national swelling ranks of successful governors and national leaders from various backgrounds present us with some great options. Ted Cruz leads the best of the best. Cruz would not only make a great president but would also be the best and strongest option to defeat Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton in 2016 is the most invincible political force...
  • Ted Cruz's 2016 Plan: Court Hispanics, Millennials And Jews

    12/15/2014 7:44:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Talking Points Memo's Livewire ^ | December 15, 2014 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has a plan for running for president in 2016, according to National Review: don't focus on winning over Independents, instead hedge on getting "Jews, Hispanics, and Millenials." That's according to a new report in National Review on Monday which said that the Texas senator, if he does decide to run for president as he's rumored to be planning on, has a strategy for victory that does not center around winning independents. As an unnamed adviser put it to National Review, "winning independents has meant not winning." The Cruz circle cited John Kerry in 2004 and Mitt...
  • Ted Cruz doesn’t care what you think

    12/15/2014 8:48:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | December 15, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    If the Senate were high school and there was a superlative for "least popular member," Ted Cruz would win in a walk. The Texas Republican reaffirmed his status as the Senate's most reviled member -- among his peers -- over the weekend when he refused to allow the chamber to go out of session on Friday and return Monday to vote on the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package. Instead, Cruz used procedural moves to force 10 straight hours of votes on Saturday as a way to protest President Obama's executive action on immigration. Cruz ultimately forced a "point of order"...
  • Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president?

    11/13/2014 9:33:46 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 117 replies
    Angie Drobnic Holan ^ | August 20th, 2013 | Tampa Bay Times
    Can Ted Cruz run for president if he was born in Canada? The Republican senator from Texas says he can. And just to be sure, he’s taking the extra step of renouncing the Canadian citizenship he says he didn’t even know he had. Cruz -- full name: Rafael Edward Cruz --was born in Canada in 1970 because his father was working for the oil industry there. The senator’s recently released birth certificate shows his mother was born in Delaware and his father was born in Cuba. The Cruz family left Canada a few years later. Cruz grew up in Texas...
  • Ted Cruz Is The Frontrunner For The Republican Nomination

    11/04/2014 5:57:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | November 3, 2014 | Katherine Miller
    What happens when you combine establishment credentials with a true believer. The next week will involve a lot of talking about the “wide open” contest for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, about the strong field, about whether the strong field is irretrievably damaged, about how there isn’t a clear frontrunner. This isn’t true. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — the true outsider, the tribune of the grassroots, the ruthless lawyer — is the clear frontrunner for the Republican nomination. This is not trolling. This is serious. Conservatives vote in Republican primaries. And Cruz is really good at talking to conservatives. Even...
  • Cruz: We don't need another Romney or McCain in 2016

    10/30/2014 7:43:17 AM PDT · by bkopto · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 30, 2014 | Jeremy Diamond
    Republicans are doomed in 2016 if they again nominate a candidate like Mitt Romney or John McCain, Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday. Cruz, a tea party favorite who is considering a presidential bid, said his party needs to nominate a "strong conservative" to win back the White House in 2016. If not, Hillary Clinton will be president, he said in an interview on CNBC. When asked if former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is too far to the left to fit the conservative bill, the junior senator from Texas said he is a "fan of Jeb Bush's" but added that "we...
  • Forget the Alamo: Why Ted Cruz Needs to Learn How to win a National Election

    10/27/2014 6:57:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/27/2014 | Henry Olsen
    Senator Ted Cruz is a very bright man with a bright idea: Conservatives have no power because their leaders have no principles. Rediscover the latter, he says, and we will recover the former. Would that it were so. Start with Cruz’s retelling of Republican presidential history. He claims that beginning with Richard Nixon, every Republican nominee who was elected ran as a “strong conservative,” while every loser ran as a moderate. Cruz was born in December 1970 and clearly has hazy memories at best of the 1968 and 1972 races, the latter of which saw National Review endorse John...
  • Cruz to the Rescue: Houston Mayor Backs Off From Subpoenas to Pastors

    10/15/2014 7:19:07 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 81 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/15/14 | s rumpf
    Houston Mayor Annise Parker has backed down from the subpoenas the City of Houston issued to several area pastors, Breitbart Texas has learned. Breitbart Texas reported earlier about the controversy, stemming from litigation challenging the city's anti-discrimination ordinance and subpoenas asking the pastors for the content of their sermons, speeches and communications with church members. Texas Senator Ted Cruz weighed in, firmly supporting the pastors in their efforts to fight the subpoenas, while Mayor Parker initially remained adamant that the city had the right to request those records. Despite posting comments on Twitter just hours before that seemed to indicate...
  • ROMNEY ON 2016: 'I'M NOT RUNNING'

    10/09/2014 3:27:39 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 9,2010 | Breitbart
    In a segment that aired on Thursday’s broadcast of “CBS This Morning,” CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reported on the activities of former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, during this midterm election cycle.
  • Huckabee Vows to Leave GOP If It Doesn’t Fight Same-Sex Marriage

    10/09/2014 1:46:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 90 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 09 Oct 2014 04:11 PM | Todd Beamon
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee threatened to leave the GOP and run for the White House in 2016 as an independent if Republicans “capitulate” and support same-sex marriage. “If the Republicans want to lose guys like me, and a whole bunch of still God-fearing, Bible-believing people, go ahead and just abdicate on this issue—and go ahead and say abortion doesn’t matter, either,” Huckabee told Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association, on Wildmon’s “Today’s Issues” radio show. “Because at that point, you lose me; I’m gone.” “I’ll become an independent,” he vowed in an interview on Tuesday. “I’ll start...
  • Why Ted Cruz Could Win in 2016

    09/30/2014 7:45:10 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 123 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | September 30, 2014 | Michael Tracey
    The following assertion may not seem immediately intuitive, but I believe it to be true: Ted Cruz is the current front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.First, I would implore all readers to watch a full Ted Cruz speech if he or she has not already. The man is simply a performative marvel. He manages to strike some sort of preternatural balance between fiery Southern Baptist sermon and stand-up comedy routine, invariably bringing crowds to their feet. In the era of the tweet-sized soundbite, Ted CruzÂ’s mastery of the one-liner and the pun are not trivial; they are integral to...
  • Ted Cruz Is Prepping a Foreign Policy-Focused Presidential Campaign

    09/29/2014 8:34:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 29, 2014 | Tim Alberta
    Ted Cruz is running for president. The only thing left for him to do is say so. According to sources close to the Texas senator, Cruz could be preparing for an end-of-year announcement and is now dedicating considerable time and effort to cultivating a foreign-policy foundation that might help his candidacy stand out in what is guaranteed to be a crowded field. "At this point it's 90/10 he's in," one Cruz adviser said. "And honestly, 90 is lowballing it."
  • Cruz: US Built on Christian Values, Anyone Who Says Different is 'Lying'

    09/26/2014 1:02:53 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Sep 2014, 9:10 AM PDT | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Speaking at the  Values Voters Summit, put on by the Family Research Council, Texas Senator Ted Cruz gave a passionate speech about religious liberty and faith. Invoking personal stories from his own life, the senator highlighted the power of hope in the darkest of times.  "Our values are fundamentally American," Cruz told the audience. "This country remains a country built on...Christian values. And anyone who tells you differently is lying to you."Cruz spoke about his own father, whose life was drastically changed by the power of faith. Cruz's father, Rafael Cruz, was taken captive in Cuba as a teenager. He was wearing a...
  • Rick Santorum Criticizes Ted Cruz's Comments At Christian Event

    09/25/2014 3:35:21 PM PDT · by Mariner · 82 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 25th, 2014 | By Brett LoGiurato
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday criticized comments in US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made earlier this month i n a speech that critics have said was unnecessarily confrontational toward a Middle Eastern Christian group. "We have a responsibility to stand by people who are being persecuted," Santorum told Business Insider in a wide-ranging interview in New York. "This shouldn't be an ideological test — well, you have to agree with us on all of these things, or else we won't be with you. No, we're going to be with you if you are a religious minority that's...
  • As 2016 nears, Rubio and Cruz show interest in running for president

    09/08/2014 6:57:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | September 7, 2014 | Mary Grace Lucas
    A fresh round of clues arrived this week from two Republican lawmakers who are regularly asked about their desire to pursue their party's nomination in 2016. While each cited different reasons, both Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas say they're now more interested in running. Rubio says the current Senate gridlock is limiting his ability to advocate for the kind of policies he sees as critical for moving America forward and that the White House might be a better place for that. "I'll have to make a decision in 2016 either way, because I'm up...
  • Cruz: GOP foreign policy debate could lead to 2016 run

    09/07/2014 11:05:57 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/7/14 10:33 AM EDT | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Sen. Ted Cruz hinted in an interview released Sunday that growing instability around the world could help convince him to run for president in 2016 even as he resisted a direct attack on one potential Republican rival.“It increases my interest in doing everything I can to change the direction we’re on," the Texas Republican told ABC News in an interview that aired in part on "This Week."“The American people in 2014 and also November 2016 are going to be looking for leaders who want to work to restore America’s leadership in the world,” Cruz said.(Also on POLITICO: Cruz woos donors,...
  • Ted Cruz feeds 2016 buzz with hires

    08/29/2014 7:24:39 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/28/14 8:57 PM EDT | BURGESS EVERETT and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Ted Cruz is beefing up his political staff as speculation heats up that the Texas senator may run for president in 2016.The Republican firebrand is adding muscle to his campaign and political operations to help Cruz and his staff keep up with the growing political demands on Cruz since he arrived in the Senate in 2013 and achieved fame — or notoriety, depending on one’s view.Joel Mowbray, a consultant for a foreign policy think tank, has been volunteering for the political operation and “will end up playing a role” on the paid political staff, the adviser said. Nick Muzin, a...
  • Ted Cruz for President?

    08/09/2014 3:41:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 9, 2014 | Molly Ball
    Conservatives are literally praying that the Texas senator will be the 2016 nominee. The rest of the Republican Party isn't so sure. FORT WORTH, Texas—After finishing his speech, Ted Cruz announced he would take questions from the audience. But instead of asking him anything, they just wanted to tell the Republican senator how great he was. "When I look at you, I can imagine you would be just like one of the founding fathers of this country," one woman said from the microphone stand in the middle of the hotel ballroom. "Honor to you, Ted Cruz," said the next. "We...
  • Ted Cruz to attend influential Iowa bash on Saturday

    08/01/2014 1:42:55 PM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Des Moines Register | 8/1/2014 | Jennifer Jacobs
    Gannett newspaper, link only: Ted Cruz to attend influential Iowa bash on Saturday
  • Cruz: Let's repeal ‘every bloody word' of Obamacare

    07/30/2014 6:29:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | July 29th, 2014 | Ashley Killough
    <p>Washington (CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday forcefully argued that Obamacare is not here to stay and pledged that he would continue working to dismantle the health care law in 2014 and 2016.</p> <p>“I think those elections should be about many, many things,” the Texas Republican said, listing jobs and growth as examples. “But they should be about repealing every bloody word of Obamacare.”</p>
  • Could Elizabeth Warren Face Ted Cruz In 2016?

    07/19/2014 10:20:56 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 79 replies
    RedState ^ | July 18th, 2014 at 03:37 PM | Dan McLaughlin
    Should the Democrats nominate Elizabeth Warren for President in 2016, as a draft-Warren movement, some liberal pundits and enthusiasts at this week’s Netroots Nation convention believe? Should Republicans nominate Ted Cruz, who has kept his options open with frequent trips to Iowa and New Hampshire? In some ways, Cruz and Warren are mirror images, and the cases for and against them are surprisingly similar. But there are also some critical differences.Before 2008, the idea of a presidential contest between two first-term Senators in their (by then) fourth year in Washington would have seemed ridiculous; in 1988, Dan Quayle was roundly...
  • Yes, Ted Cruz Can Be Born in Canada and Still Become President of the U.S.

    06/11/2014 11:18:34 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 245 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 2013 | DAVID A. GRAHAMMAY
    ~~snip~~ (just the facts, ma'am). But what won't prevent Cruz from becoming president is his place of birth. Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada, while his parents were living there. His father is now an American citizen, but was not at the time; his mother, however, was born in the United States. Helpfully, the Congressional Research Service gathered all of the information relevant to Cruz's case a few years ago, at the height (nadir?) of Obama birtherism. In short, the Constitution says that the president must be a natural-born citizen. "The weight of scholarly legal and historical opinion appears to...
  • DEACE: The GOP Establishment ‘endorses’ Ted Cruz 2016

    06/18/2014 10:31:14 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2014 | Steve Deace
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the Republican establishment’s man in 2016.No, really, you read that right. I haven’t gone crazy, and Cruz hasn’t gone Colonel Kurtz, like so many other conservatives we send to Washington, D.C., have. Once they breathe in the airborne contagion known as RCV (“ruling class virus”), the only known cure becomes term limits and primaries.Instead, what’s happening here is conservatives are looking for a champion to use as a sledgehammer against the toxic combination of Obamaism on the Left and corporatism on the Right, which is embedded like concrete in our body politic nowadays. The problem...
  • Cruz: Repeal 'every word' of ObamaCare

    06/12/2014 6:48:05 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 07, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called for the repeal of “every blessed word of ObamaCare” in a fiery speech to a crowd of conservatives in Texas on Friday.Speaking at the Texas Republican Convention, the potential presidential contender hit on a number of conservative issues in a campaign-style speech that was punctuated by cries of, “Run, Ted!” "Today liberty is under assault like never before," Cruz told the crowd, according to the Houston chronicle. "And again today Texans will stand up and lead the fight for freedom."Cruz spoke prior to another presidential prospect, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Although the two would likely be...
  • All Aboard the Ted Cruz Photo Train at Texas GOP Convention

    06/09/2014 10:28:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Jun 2014 | Bob Price
    FORT WORTH, Texas—“What’s the line for?” someone asked about the seemingly endless line meandering through the exhibit hall of the 2014 Republican Party of Texas (RPT) biennial convention. Attendees were wondering if it was a food line, or if someone giving away something really cool. But no, it was a line for an opportunity to have your photo taken with Texas’ favorite son, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. The massive “Cruz Crew” booth was already one of the big hits of the show with everyone wanting to come by and pick up their Cruz gear and meet the people who worked...
  • Cruz Runs Away with Straw Poll at GOP Convention

    06/08/2014 4:33:07 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | June 7, 2014 | John Reynolds
    FORT WORTH — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz easily won the presidential preference straw poll held at the Texas GOP’s state convention Saturday, crushing outgoing Gov. Rick Perry and several other early contenders for the 2016 nomination.Cruz took 43.4 percent of the vote, according to results announced at the close of the convention. Ben Carson, a columnist and neurosurgeon from Michigan, came in second with 12.2 percent, edging Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, who came in third place with 12.1 percent. In something of a surprise, Perry, who made a failed presidential attempt in 2012, came in fourth place with 11.7...
  • Cruz Is da Man: And He's Gonna Be...45

    06/03/2014 10:32:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 3, 2014 | Marion DS Dreyfus
    Stamina’s an important thing. Going for the golden ring takes stamina. Lots of it. That’s why the sentient and patriotic are betting that Hillary Clinton won’t be up for the marathon a presidential election takes. Even as her so-called biography for multi-shekels hits the shelves, the better to grab acolytes not already inured to her astonishing flaws, failures, and flops, the apparent presidential contender might just not have the intestinal fortitude to make it across that delicate line. Not so Senator Ted Cruz. He has already demonstrated tremendous integrity and resolve in his 21-hour stand-up in front of Congress, a...
  • Who would you like to see as Ted Cruz' running mate in 2016?

    06/03/2014 11:28:17 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 117 replies
    one man's opinion...
    OK, it's primary day...we're all nervously awaiting the results of several key races..so until the polls close, I thought we could kill a little time thinking ahead..while we digest Marco Rubio's announcement that he's thinking about running..
  • Ted Cruz must change if he wants to be president

    06/02/2014 12:34:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    all voices ^ | May 31, 2014 | "Punditty"
    Analysis Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, hero to the tea party and villain to liberals, predicted Saturday that Republicans will win control of the Senate in November, then went on to edge out Dr. Ben Carson in a straw poll taken on the last day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. Cruz had uplifting words for the party faithful in attendance. “I am convinced we are going to retake the United States Senate in 2014,” the junior senator from Texas said, no equivocation whatsoever in his distinct voice. Cruz is the latest in a long line of polarizing...
  • Ted Cruz wins presidential straw poll at Republican Leadership Conference

    05/31/2014 5:31:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | May 31, 2014 | Conor Finnegan
    Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has won another straw poll, boosting his national profile and elevating his name among potential 2016 presidential contenders. The firebrand freshman senator and tea party favorite was among a handful of 2016 hopefuls speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this week. Cruz finished in first place in the annual conference's presidential straw poll at 30.33%. Dr. Ben Carson, a Fox News commentator and conservative activist, finished in second with 29.38% while Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, was third with 10.43%. Fox News host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas Governor Rick Perry rounded...
  • Ted Cruz headed to Ukraine

    05/14/2014 9:41:27 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 16 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | May 14 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Ted Cruz is heading to Ukraine in order to assess the Russian threat on the ground there. He will meet with Ukrainian protest leaders while he is there as well as political, military, business and religious leaders. He will also visit other Eastern European countries and Israel while he is on the trip: CBS DC – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas will visit Ukraine this month and meet with leaders of the protest movement that forced out the country’s pro-Russian president. Frequently mentioned as a potential 2016 White House contender, Cruz also will visit other Eastern European countries and...
  • Ted Cruz faces 2016 skeptics in South Carolina

    04/16/2014 12:42:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/16/2014 | By MANU RAJU
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — It didn’t take much for Ted Cruz to bring a crowd of conservatives to its feet here. By the time the Texas Republican senator finished speaking Tuesday night, an adoring audience hailed Cruz and his no-compromise, combative style of conservatism that has made him the scourge of the GOP establishment but a hero of the tea party. “Liberty is under assault today like never before,” Cruz said, pacing the stage like a televangelist. But even in deep-red South Carolina, a well-received speech full of Cruz’s signature flair is no guarantee that the firebrand politician could win the...
  • 2016: Ted Cruz 'Emphatically Opposed' to Common Core

    04/14/2014 7:57:45 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Mar 2014 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he was “emphatically opposed” to federal Common Core standards after he keynoted an event for Iowa's influential homeschoolers in which he said that school choice "is the civil rights issue of the 21st century." “I don’t think the federal government has any role dictating the content of curricula. I think education is a state issue and a local issue, and ideally at the local level, because that way parents can have direct input and control of what’s being taught to their kids,” Cruz said on Tuesday after he addressed the Network of Iowa Christian Home...
  • Run, Ted run: The grassroots effort to draft Ted Cruz for president is underway

    03/24/2014 10:56:02 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 79 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, March 24, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    It was inevitable.As was the case with Ben Carson, a grassroots effort to draft Sen. Ted Cruz has been launched by those eager to see the Texas Republican and his plainspoken policy prepare for and enter the 2016 White House race. The earlybird political action committee founded by one Raz Shafer - a former Cruz staffer - is on message and succinct.“It’s time for Americans to kick-start a national campaign to draft Ted Cruz. We can’t sit on the sidelines and allow a repeat of 2008 and 2012. That’s exactly what Hillary Clinton and the Democrats want us to do....
  • In Iowa, Ted Cruz Embraces His Religious Side

    03/21/2014 8:17:02 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 18, 2014 | WILL WEISSERT
    Known nationally as a fiery fiscal conservative, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz channeled his pastor father and displayed his religious side Tuesday, telling an influential group of Iowa home school advocates that America was founded on Christian values Washington can't deny. The tea party darling's declaration of his beliefs came during his fourth trip to Iowa in barely eight months — and though he has refused to comment on a possible 2016 White House run, Cruz logging so much face time in the state that kicks off presidential voting hasn't gone unnoticed. "There is no liberty more important than religious liberty,"...