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  • The New Cruzians Are Ready to Make Life Hell for Mitch McConnell

    11/17/2014 7:36:33 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 43 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11.17.14 | Patricia Murphy
    A few bipartisan bills to show everyone a GOP Senate means business? Pledges to keep the government open for business? Not if these three new conservative senators can help it. Congratulations, Mitch McConnell! You now have the hardest job in Washington. That dubious distinction used to belong to belong to House Speaker John Boehner, who has struggled since 2011 to manage a GOP majority so unwieldy he called it everything from “frogs in a wheelbarrow” to the “knucklehead” caucus.     But as the incoming Senate majority leader, it will now fall to McConnell to receive legislation from the House,...
  • Why Democrats Love Giving Ted Cruz Credit for Republican Failures

    08/01/2014 7:15:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Slate ^ | 08/01/2014 | David Weigel
    As soon as the House GOP leadership fumbled its border bill, Democrats started blaming Ted Cruz. "Blaming" might be too strong a word -- Democrats were practically vibrating with delight at another chance to portray John Boehner as a simpering loser who keeps getting dunked on by a freshman senator from Texas. .@SenTedCruz Just thought I'd go right to the source, will the House be voting tonight? — U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) July 31, 2014 Democrats do this because Cruz is famous, and -- they believe -- primarily associated with the 2013 government shutdown. The press doesn't do much...
  • ‘True Blood’ Goes Political Again, Shoots Up Ted Cruz Republican Event (Video)

    07/21/2014 10:59:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Wrap ^ | July 21, 2014 | Jethro Nededog
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) HBO supernatural drama takes aim at conservatives in bloody takedown. HBO's “True Blood” took another stab at conservatives on Sunday's episode when it left a bloody mess of an event held in Ted Cruz's honor. It was exactly what the doctor ordered for an ailing Eric (Alexander Skarsgard), who has been infected with the dangerous virus that's killing vampires. He was all ready to meet the true death until his progeny Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) informed him that Sarah Newlin, part of the group manufacturing the virus, was still alive and on the run. That was enough for...
  • Cruz Hosts Secret Meeting for House Conservatives

    05/01/2014 6:39:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 4/30/14 | Matt Fuller
    Sen. Ted Cruz gathered a group of House conservatives in his office Tuesday night, talking about immigration and House GOP leadership elections slated for after the midterm elections. As CQ Roll Call first reported last October, Cruz held a secret meeting with members at Tortilla Coast during the height of the government shutdown drama. Many of these same Republicans are the agitators who aren’t happy with Speaker John A. Boehner. The Texas Republican gathered roughly 10 members of the GOP Conference at 8 p.m. Tuesday for a 90-minute session that included candy bars, crackers and soda. Cruz’s office would not...
  • Ted Cruz Tattooed Badass Rock Star [Artist Id'd / fR Mentioned]

    03/16/2014 2:42:54 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 03/16/14 | Luke O'Neil
    UPDATE: The images appear to be the work of a Los Angeles artist Leonard Sabo, who posted an attempt at the design back on March 9. I’ve reached out to Sabo for comment, and will update when I hear back. His political and artistic views are, uh, interesting, to put it mildly, most offensive of which is that he seems to think Cruz could actually be president some day.--- "Actually, kinda cool looking,” wrote one Free Republic commenter. “Maybe we can all get tats and stuff and form a ‘gang’. Call it the Patriot Gang or something. Put some drive-by...
  • AP, Dallas News, WashPo, etc., Lie About Ted Cruz’ Abortion Statement

    03/13/2014 1:28:50 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 13, 2014 | 14:13 | Katie Yoder
    You’d think conservatives Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are outspoken enough without liberal media sources having to lie about their words. But you’d be underestimating the unscrupulous partisanship of political “journalists." Case in point: the dishonest reporting of the comments from both GOP senators at the Susan B. Anthony Campaign for Life Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 12. An AP report appearing on The Dallas Morning News, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, U.S. News and World Report and several other organizations cherry-picked and twisted statements from Sen. Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Lee (R-UT) from the pro-life event.  Here’s what Sen. Cruz actually said: (More after video.)...
  • Rand Paul Calls Ted Cruz on Bashing Their Party

    03/11/2014 7:42:24 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 49 replies
    Houston Press ^ | Tue., Mar. 11 2014 at 7:00 AM | Dianna Wray
    Lots of people in the Republican party are fed up with Sen. Ted Cruz, but Sen. Rand Paul is the guy who is doing something about it. On Monday, the conservative news website, Breitbart News, published an op-ed by Paul, where the senator from Kentucky took Cruz to task -- without ever actually naming the guy who may be beloved by the Tea Party conservatives, but has earned some pretty impressive dislike from the elected members of his own party -- for his hijinks that Paul said have encouraged divisions within the party: "I don't claim to be the next...
  • Ted Cruz says he’s hired lawyers to renounce Canadian citizenship

    12/30/2013 2:48:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 12-28-13 | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON — The junior senator from Texas is still a Canadian. But he’s working on it, eh? Born in Alberta 43 years ago last Sunday, Sen. Ted Cruz was unaware of his dual nationality until The Dallas Morning News explored the issue in August. Since then, he said in a recent interview, “I have retained counsel that is preparing the paperwork to renounce the citizenship.” He expects to complete the process in 2014. That time frame jibes with predictions from Canadian legal experts. He doesn’t dispute holding dual citizenship. “Not at this point,” he said. When Cruz was born, his...
  • Guess who Ted Cruz blames for the shutdown [Houston paper reports a 16-week shutdown]

    12/29/2013 12:21:18 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 29, 2013 | Compiled by Andy Warren
    Texas tea party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz tells ABC's Jonathan Karl on "This Week" that he has no regrets about the 16-week federal government shutdown. In fact, he blames President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders, ABC News reports in a story on its website.
  • Ted Cruz explains dad’s Fidel Castro comment

    12/05/2013 8:46:59 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/5/13 6:44 AM EST | TAL KOPAN
    Cruz’s father, Rafael, fled Cuba and the Castro regime for the U.S. as a teenager. | AP PhotoClose Sen. Ted Cruz said while there are some differences between President Barack Obama and former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, Obama is displaying “dictatorial” tendencies as president.During an interview by Jorge Ramos on Fusion, the Texas Republican was asked about comments his father has made comparing Obama to Castro and whether the analogy was “fair” and if he’d like to draw a distinction between the two.“Obviously, there are enormous differences; the United States is not imprisoning and torturing political dissidents,” Cruz said...
  • Ted Cruz’s Father Tells Obama To “Go Back To Kenya”

    10/31/2013 4:08:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Fire Dog Lake ^ | October 31, 2013 | D S Wright
    Rafael Cruz, the father of Senator Ted Cruz, is a political activist in his own right. One of his favorite targets seems to be President Barack Obama whom he says should go “back to Kenya.”(19:20) Which seems to be a mix of both birtherism and general racism. But Rafael Cruz’s fringe political views go further than believing the president was born in another country, they also include the belief that his son – and all true Christians – are anointed by God to take the country back. In April, Rafael Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), spoke to...
  • Cruz says he is a US citizen 'by birth' despite being born in Canada

    10/29/2013 9:02:51 AM PDT · by txrangerette · 1,041 replies
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | October 28, 2013 | unknown
    Cruz said in an interview with Fusion that because his mother is an American citizen he is a citizen as well. "I was a U.S. Citizen by birth and beyond that I'm going to leave it to others to worry about...legal consequences", he said.
  • Sean Penn: 'Good Idea' to Have Ted Cruz Committed for Mental Health Problems

    10/29/2013 6:35:05 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 64 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/29/2013 | Susan Jones
    "There's a mental health problem in Congress," says actor and liberal activist Sean Penn. The president could solve the problem "by committing them by executive order," Penn told CNN's Piers Morgan Monday night.Asked if Penn would have "people like Ted Cruz" committed, Penn said, "He is my American brother. I won't -- I think we should take care of him, he is in, he's the trouble.""Well, actually have him committed," Morgan followed up."Yeah, I think it's a good idea," Penn said.
  • Grover Norquist Turns to Progressive Media in Crusade Against Ted Cruz

    10/29/2013 4:21:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/28/2013 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) president Grover Norquist has now turned to left-wing media to continue his smear campaign against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a first-year senator already emerging as a leader of the Republican Party.“I have never had a criticism of Ted Cruz’s strategy because I’ve never been able to find it,” Norquist said Monday night on Sirius XM’s Standup with Pete Dominick, according to a report in The Daily Beast. Dominick is a reliably progressive radio host who hosts his show on the liberal POTUS network on Sirius XM. The Daily Beast is similarly liberal, having dropped notions...
  • The Tea Party's Unspoken Political, Economic and Financial Ramifications

    Reuters is carrying an editorial today on how the DC "government has failed us – again." Knowing Reuters's record on articles like this, you might wonder why I stopped to read it. It was the title of the article, "The Sanity Caucus," that caught my eye. Surprised by the title, I scanned down, wondering if the article would make the point that the Tea Party folks, despite their methods, had the right ideas: Stop the expansion of the US government by any means possible, at least long enough to make a serious point about a serious issue. This wasn't...
  • 'Ted Cruz is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed' Declares Unusually Unhinged Thom Hartmann

    10/08/2013 4:38:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/8/13 | Jack Coleman
    ... and the envelope please for Most Overwrought Hyperbole from Left-Wing Radio Host Rendered Deranged by Government Shutdown ... the winner is .... Thom Hartmann ... and it was the unanimous decision of our judges! (cue applause) Alas, Hartmann will be unable to accept the award in person, seeing how the ceremony conflicted with the next round of his strictly monitored medication schedule ... (Audio after the jump). What exactly did Hartmann say to win such a prestigious honor? Listen here but consider yourself warned, you may want to first ingest iodine as protection from the radiation (h/t for audio,...
  • Washington Post Hits Ted Cruz With 12 'Birther' Stories In Two Days

    08/21/2013 8:40:51 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 318 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/21/13 | John Nolte
    Over the course of just two days, the Washington Post pounded its readers with 12 "birther" stories aimed at Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Headlines included, "Can Ted Cruz Run for President?", "Canadian Born Ted Cruz Releases Birth Certificate Amid Queries if He's Eligible for Presidential Run," "Ted Cruz: I am Not a Canadian," and "No, Ted Cruz "Birthers" are Not the Same as Obama Birthers":**snipThough there is no legal question as to Cruz's eligibility to run for president (Cruz was born an American citizen), the Post has spent the last 48 hours bedeviling the Hispanic senator with articles obviously meant...