Skip to comments.Ted Cruz blasts Democrats and Republicans in bold Las Vegas speech
Posted on 08/15/2015 8:55:45 AM PDT by Isara
Ted Cruz, the firebrand GOP presidential candidate whos campaigning on promises to cut government spending, pitched himself as a Washington outsider and promised to reform federal taxes during a speech at Red Rock Resort today.
Cruz, 44, channeled the conservative outrage with the federal government by telling tales of his battles against politicians while vowing to implement a flat tax, eliminate agricultural subsidies for corn and sugar, reform health care and end a system of federally backed business loans for purchasing overseas goods.
Cruz, known for his filibusters to protest hikes in government borrowing caps, brought his brand of chutzpah to Las Vegas, saying that if elected president he would veto bills laden with corporate welfare and political cronyism panning establishment politicians as part of a Washington cartel.
Cruz is a polished orator with slicked-back hair and spoke with calculated moxie to more than 400 attendees at an event sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, a conservative grassroots group that has more than 41,000 activists who sign petitions, knock on doors and mobilize voters in the state.
Cruz wooed the crowd with comedic blasts about bureaucrats and Democrats, ...
He expressed dismay about Republicans who didnt fight to limit government borrowing or cut spending for Planned Parenthood.
Its been eight months since weve had a Republican majority in both houses. What the heck have we done with it, Cruz said. ... Which of those decisions is one iota different than if Harry Reid and Democrats were in control.
Cruz finished up by saying what he would do with the Affordable Care Act, the federal health care law thats provided more than 16 million Americans with health insurance.
He said premiums and out-of-pocket costs have skyrocketed.
If I am elected president, we are going to appeal every word, he said.
The crowd went wild.
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It wasn’t a barn burner but it was a good solid informative talk.
Go Ted. I love his Washington Cartel line and asking if the GOP lead Senate has done anything that Reid wouldn’t have done is brilliant.
Love the Reagan Che t-shirt in the bottom pic. I have the same one, only without the text.
Senator Cruz is the real deal. The reporter’s hatred of Cruz is obvious. Firebrand, slicked back hair, etc. A Republican we can vote for without nose holding.
“Ted Cruz, the firebrand GOP presidential candidate ...”
Ted Cruz is a firebrand? Who knew? /s
That pic, LOL...love it.
BTW, pretty sure he said “repeal” every word, not “appeal”...but that’s journalism for you.
He also spoke of leadership being angry that he tries to force votes that expose congressmen who need to show their constituents the opposite of what they already promised to lobbyists.
One of these days I’ll make a good “Che-Ney” image for a shirt.
“It wasnt a barn burner but it was a good solid informative talk.”
I was there, front row left. Not a barn burner, but just as solid as a rock. Ted is the man, just don’t know if he can take the nomination in an age of low info voters.
Ted has the principles and the brains. Now he needs to get theatrical. Show some emotion.
Manly footwear. Blazer and Lucchese boots. I like that style.
We have been listening to him for quite a while now. So we are familiar with his talk. But for the first time audience it may be a barn burner for them.
We can look at it this way. Ted Cruz is consistent in his positions. That's why the content of his talk is not new to us. It means that he is trustworthy. We can sleep peacefully at night when he is POTUS.
Now I look beyond his content to enjoy his masterful way of communicating. If you notice, he always credits the grass root for successes in blocking bad bills. He always energizes them to work with him to reignite the promise of America.
The pics are great. Love the cowboy boots.
CUT GOVERNMENT ..... THERE WILL BE LESS TO SPEND ON
Yeah he spoke of Reagan easing the tax and regulatory burden as a means of paying down debt. When you lighten the load on the people, jobs are created and revenue increases thus paying down debt.