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Cruz: Democrats want Texas to be 'like California,' have 'tofu' and 'dyed hair'
CNN ^ | Updated 3:45 PM ET, Sun September 9, 2018 | Eli Watkins

Posted on 09/09/2018 9:06:45 PM PDT by conservative98

Washington (CNN)Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz told supporters at a rally on Saturday that Democrats wanted to make Texas like California and listed off a few things as stereotypical staples of the blue state.

"We are seeing tens of millions of dollars flooding into the state of Texas from liberals all over the country who desperately want to turn the state of Texas blue," Cruz said. "They want us to be just like California, right down to tofu and silicon and dyed hair."

Cruz added that his wife, Heidi Cruz, was "a California vegetarian."

"She's wonderful, but I brought her to the great state of Texas," Cruz said.

Cruz's line was part of a speaking event in Katy, Texas, according to a video shared on his Twitter account, and came as he works to fend off a challenge from Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke this November.

While Texas is generally thought of as a Republican stronghold, O'Rourke's bid has received national attention, and an August poll showed Cruz with only a slight lead.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2018election; 2020election; besttedsgot; betoorourke; california; campaignnotworking; clintonnonnews; cnn; cruz; election2018; election2020; elections; freepers4beto; hairdye; heidicruz; nevercruzers; pravdamedia; smh; tedcruz; texas; timewarner; tofu; twitter
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Ted warns: Don't be like my wife...

Oops. On second thought, pass the tofu.

1 posted on 09/09/2018 9:06:45 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98

tofu and dyed hair are the least of the problems in CA.

2 posted on 09/09/2018 9:11:09 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: conservative98

RCP Average: Cruz +4.4
RCP Ranking: Toss UP

Emerson 8/22 - 8/25 550 RV 4.4 39 38 Cruz +1

To be in a tossup re-election—while Greg Abbott is favored to win by +10 or more—is bad.

3 posted on 09/09/2018 9:11:36 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: Innovative

Yeah, is that the best he can do? I don’t like Cruz, but the Democrat is a card-carrying leftist nut. I can’t believe Texas is so lost that the people there would vote for that dangerous socialist.

4 posted on 09/09/2018 9:12:33 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (..he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons...according to the purpose of his will Eph 1:5)
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To: conservative98
The Lawyer

A father told each of his 3 sons, as he sent them off to college, "I feel it's my duty to provide you with the best possible education, and you do not owe me anything for that. However, I want you to appreciate it. As a token, please each put $1,000 into my coffin when I die.”

And so it happened.

His sons became a doctor, a lawyer and a financial planner, each very successful financially.

When their father's time had come, and they saw their father in the coffin, they remembered.

First, the doctor put 10 newly printed crisp $100 bills onto the chest of the deceased.

Next, the financial planner also put $1,000 there in 20 newly printed crisp $50 bills.

Finally, it was the heartbroken lawyer's turn. He reached into his pocket, took out his checkbook, wrote a check for $3,000, put it into his father's coffin, and took the $2,000 cash.

The lawyer is now running for Congress in your district.

5 posted on 09/09/2018 9:14:00 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)
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To: conservative98

I like Ted Cruz, but this is dumb. Dyed hair? Seriously, Ted? (1) Who cares? (2) I kinda doubt that it’s less popular among Texans, the gals at least.

6 posted on 09/09/2018 9:19:02 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: conservative98
I think I read, President Trump will go down into Texas to help the Senator. We are bless to have such a goodhearted President.
7 posted on 09/09/2018 9:21:46 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: conservative98
This is Ted's best strategy.

Something like...

Californians are welcome into our great state of Texas...


...please leave California rudeness, selfishness, socialism (and worse), anti Second Amendment, lazy entitlement (gimme, gimme dat) thinking, shallow (think Cher here), pro drug, unhappiness to the point of perpetual misery, political correctness to the point of misery, tolerance for crime and early release of criminals from prison and open border with mexico thinking at the State Line.



8 posted on 09/09/2018 9:21:57 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in-never, never,never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. Winston Churchill)
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To: conservative98

I expect Trump can drag this guy across the finish line, but it is almost not worth it.

9 posted on 09/09/2018 9:22:18 PM PDT by Reverend Wright (I am a Putin bot. And I approve this message.)
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To: conservative98

Ted, they already sell tofu and hair dye in Texas.

10 posted on 09/09/2018 9:23:27 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Consensus isn't science.)
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To: Pining_4_TX

“While Texas is generally thought of as a Republican stronghold”

Texans had better take a look around, because a “blue state” is coming if you don’t do something about the negative impact of Texas’ big cities. RATs, and in some cases Black RATs, run your big cities, and that is where the bulk of your population resides, just like here in California. I just hope y’all are able to figure it out before you follow us into the Liberal sewer. And FYI, who is running the counties along the Rio Grande in Texas (two counties deep in some cases)? Answer: Mexican RATs! Texas’ Rio Grande Counties are just Mexico Del Norte. Ditto for SA and Houston, except that Houston has a “helping” of low-class Blacks who left NOLA after the hurricane and decided to stay.

11 posted on 09/09/2018 9:25:12 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: irishjuggler

Because every Blonde in Texas was born that way. #;^)

12 posted on 09/09/2018 9:26:42 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The way Liberals carry on about Deportation, you would think "Mexico" was Spanish for "Auschwitz".)
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To: conservative98
I think that Cruz would do himself a whole lot of good if he launched his 2018 reelection with something like an "I was wrong" campaign. If Cruz begins with apologizing for his 2016 RNC speech, admitting that Donald Trump achieved breathtaking results improving the economy, and vowing to get behind him 100% in implementing the remainder of the agenda through 2020, he'd all but wrap up the Texas vote.


13 posted on 09/09/2018 9:26:44 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (The 1st Amendment gives the People the right to a free press, not CNN the right to the 1st question.)
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To: conservative98

Had tofu tacos the other. Mighty tasty!

14 posted on 09/09/2018 9:30:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

I’ll bet that’s too much crow for Teddy to eat, but you’re spot on.

15 posted on 09/09/2018 9:32:05 PM PDT by datura
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To: conservative98

The Fall of Texas and the One Party State


When I was a lad, I stumbled upon the book “The Ayes of Texas,” by Daniel da Cruz. In it, the wealthy Texas entrepreneur, who lives in Texas, funds work on the Battleship Texas (BB-35) to make it seaworthy again in time for Independence Day, 2000.

Alas, the sneaky USSR proposes a treaty to the United States: put your weapons up, and we’ll put ours up after you put yours up. And, led by East Coast leftists, we fell for it. Except for the Texans, who vote to secede from the Union, and fight it out alone against the USSR. Oh, and our entrepreneur, has secretly outfitted the Texas (BB-35) with nuclear reactors and particle beam weapons.

It’s a good yarn (it has the Battleship Texas surfing on a tsunami of liquid fire), and you can get a cheap copy on Amazon.

And it does, I think, highlight the lynchpin that Texas is in modern politics, and not the one where the Soviet Union is still a thing.

My consideration of this started in the hot tub. The hot tub is great – we sit and either relax quietly, or engage in conversation. And it was just this sort of conversation a few weeks ago about the Civil War (Civil War, Cool Maps, Censorship, and is Fort Sumter . . . Happening Now?) that led to The Boy saying:

“It all comes down to Texas.”

I was interested. “What do you mean?”

“Well,” he began, “From what I’ve read, Texas today looks a lot like California in 1980 or so. Look what California looked like then, it was prosperous. It was wealthy. It was a beacon for the country. Everyone wanted to move there.”

I remembered. Heck, I remembered one time when a family stopped at our house when I was young asking for a cup of flour so they could make gravy at a campsite. They were making their way from Oklahoma to California. California was a place where your economic dreams could come true.

“Now, that’s Texas. The economy is great there. They’re reliably Republican, and with that, there are all of the low tax, low government interference policies that lead to prosperity. People are streaming into Texas.

“And that’s the problem. The people streaming into Texas, well, they aren’t Texan. Over 300,000 Californians have made their way to Texas over the last five years, and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down. They’re fleeing the highest poverty state in the nation, which coincidentally has the greatest wealth inequality in the nation.”

I responded: “Yeah, California is regulations-happy. I read that it was against the law for a homeowner to change a light switch – it had to be done by a licensed electrician. And one time I was talking to a friend on the phone a few years ago. His dog started barking. He was afraid he’d get fined again. Because dogs barking in California is . . . illegal. Sadly, when the Californians leave to go to another state, they want to bring those regulations with them, not realizing that those regulations were the cause of the economic problems they have now. Heck, Californians can’t figure out that their restrictions on housing cause house prices to go crazy faster than Elon Musk with a few minutes to kill and a connection to Twitter®.”

The Boy responded. “California used to be solidly Republican. At some point in the near future, a Republican might not even be on the ballot. Did you know that Ronald Reagan was governor there?”

It’s amusing when 18 year olds begin to discover the world.

“Yeah, now that you remind me of that, I remember it.” I smiled

“Well, California voted solidly Republican, at least until 1992. From then on, it became a lock for the Democrats. And it happened quickly – within a decade. Once Texas flips to voting Democrat, it’s over.”

Once it flips? Will it flip? The percentages voting Republican have dropped, and with the continual influx of Californians that are heavily collectivist as well as the rising proportion of Hispanic voters, which vote Democrat on a greater than two to one margin, it seems assured that as the Hispanic population rises in Texas, the flip to permanent Democrat control in Texas will be nearly inevitable.

Honestly, if Hispanic immigrants voted 2 to 1 in favor of Republicans, Democrats would have insisted on a 200 foot high wall topped with automatic machine guns.

Looking at the map, it’s theoretically possible for a Republican to win the White House without Texas, but it’s unlikely. Once Texas becomes Democratic the presidency will become, like California, permanently Democratic.

16 posted on 09/09/2018 9:36:23 PM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: Seaplaner

Excuse me!

I’ve lived in CA for 78 years! We are not rude, selfish, lazy, perpetually miserable or shallow. Our economy, in spite of our RAT government ranks SIXTH IN THE WORLD. Among the states, we are #1 and Texas is #2, but it is roughly half of California’s. So enough of your self-serving BS. I thought we were a country. I guess you see it differently.
BTW some years ago, I considered a move with a company for whom I worked to Texas to manage a manufacturing plant. When the mayor of the small town where I was going to move was asked if the town’s public swimming pool was integrated, the answer was: “Why sho it is, but the ni**ers don’t come cause they know they ain’t welcome.” On that note, I decided that I wouldn’t fit in.

17 posted on 09/09/2018 9:37:29 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: conservative98

Dear Ted,

I support you in this race

BUT you are no Donald Trump, so knock off the Rodney Dangerfield/Don Rickles attempt at humor.

POTUS is coming to Texas for a rally, so let him handle this part.

Take it straight at your opponent and beat him (soundly) in the arena of Texan and American Ideals

18 posted on 09/09/2018 9:38:07 PM PDT by Oscar in Batangas (12:01 PM 1/20/2017...The end of an error.)
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To: conservative98

Was told his opponent was arrested for armed robbery once and DUI twice Uses the name Beto instead of Robert to hide his Irish roots and appear more Hispanic. Any truth to it?

19 posted on 09/09/2018 9:41:56 PM PDT by hoosiermama (When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.DJT)
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To: irishjuggler

CrOoze continues to suffer spasmodic brain farts of irrelevant goofiness.

Tofu? wtf?

20 posted on 09/09/2018 9:42:28 PM PDT by Gasshog ( Fight climate change - Try beating the air and scream at the sky)
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