Senator Ted Cruz Speech At Value Voters Summit 2015…

I hear rumors (little birdies) telling me that Ted Cruz spoke of the GOPe “splitter strategy”.  Dunno.  I haven’t watched the speech.  You decide….

I’m a little busy today


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75 Responses to Senator Ted Cruz Speech At Value Voters Summit 2015…

  1. New Vulgarian says:

    Splitter talk starts 23:40.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Just me says:

      Yes, you are correct. Thanks for noting the time. Definitely talks about the splitter strategy.

      Liked by 2 people

    • JonGB3 says:

      Cruz also explained the GOPe Splitter Strategy to the crowd at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Forum on Sept 19. It was in his closing remarks. His very clear call to action all but said “Jeb Bush” – Remarks start at 23:12

      Liked by 1 person

    • another part is about a minute before he discusses splitters in the republican party.
      CHECK THIS OUT: 22:34-22:50 “washington despised ronald reagan…by the way if you see a candidate that washington embraces, run and hide…and i’m here to tell you it’s happening again.

      this is really saying if you vote, just make sure you don’t vote for an establishment candidate. interesting he didn’t specify to vote for Cruz only. and the reference to ronald reagan, people are saying that more about Trump, than Cruz.

      surely if we know Cruz cannot win nomination, based especially on FLORIDA being key, not to mention his low polls and inability to win a general election; perhaps he is warming up his people for Trump? i only pray word gets out that FIORINA is an establishment candidate.

      Cruz is a lovely man, very handsome and i like him a lot. i believe Donald Trump would bring about more dynamic change and to put Cruz in his cabinet in a very important position.

      So yes, it appears to me he knows about the splitter plan, although quite possible he figured it out for himself, cuz if he read the JebMap i would HOPE he would come out stronger about it, but perhaps he did read it and thinks he is. in any case he is obviously aware of the splitting strategy of GOPe, just not sure what his source was. quite possibly this website.


    • Carol says:

      I don’t know why I can’t see videos on my iPad for past few weeks, but I’ll start it on Mac at 23 minutes.
      Thank you!


    • fran says:

      Check out the 603 Alliance in NH and their plans to unify conservative constitutionalist voters behind one candidate to combat the establishment pushing the anointed moderate.
      If conservatives divide their votes, we lose. The only way we can usurp their hummingbird strategy is to unify early behind one candidate. (with a strong second back-up, just in case)


    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Mission accomplished x 3.


  2. Stephen Mac says:

    Just listened to him. He is with out a doubt an orator extraordinary. He nailed the GOPe elite for sure and said, “Do not let them divide us. Evangelicals, tea party, conservatives, constitutionalist. If we don’t, we will win.”

    Liked by 7 people

  3. regedit says:

    Too much energy….like him though
    Trump 2016

    Liked by 1 person

    • BenY says:

      As an original Cruz supporter, still like him, but now he is trying too hard to “energize” himself because he was too low key. Every time I hear him, his cadence, I think I’m in a church listening to a sermon. Trump was right, we don’t need a nice guy who plays by the rules.

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      • Just me says:

        I agree. I don’t like his delivery at all. Not a bad guy though. Still think Cruz can best serve our country on the SCOTUS.

        Liked by 1 person

      • BigMamaTEA says:

        BenY. Cruz is NO low-energy guy. He’s in his first term in the Senate, and he stands up against the GOPe at almost every turn. (His dad is a pastor, I assume that’s where his cadence comes from. Cruz is not a “nice guy” in the sense of how the GOPe plays the game. Cruz is a Constitutional Conservative with a heavy religious bent. He was a National Champion debater in college (real Roberts Rules type debater, which may also me part of his cadence.

        In fact, since Ted Cruz got elected to the Senate, he has been one of the very few, who refused to be co-opted by the GOPe, and one of the very few who has actually been standing up to the GOPe for us.

        If at all possible, the GOPe will not allow Cruz to succeed. They despise him.
        So, I will vote for Trump, Trump will win, and Ted Cruz will hopefully challenge TurtleHead for Majority Leader in the Senate, next Congress!!!

        AND, that Rep. Bridenstine who introduced Cruz above, is one of my Reps, and he is an up and coming rockstar!!!!!!!!


  4. mikayla825 says:

    I dunno about the rest of y’all, but when I see Sundance say “I’m a little busy today”, I get a thrill of anticipation. 😉

    Liked by 15 people

  5. Yes he gives pretty prepared speeches.. Does he do them all himself.. I don’t know Cruz has a whole list of donors that aren’t exactly kosher..Goldman Sachs..Koch brothers.. Idk..whatever. i will stick with Trump.

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    • wizzum says:

      He generally speaks off the cuff without notes or obabmaprompter, Did he do differently this time?


      • No, still speaking spontaneously. The reason it sounds a bit canned is that it is. It contains many of his familiar phrases – many orators depend on repetition and alliteration to keep their place, then leave lots of room for timely changes when and where necessary, but keeping to the same overall points.
        TED!!! GET A MUSTACHE!!!

        Liked by 1 person

        • Josh says:

          I had a female tell me that she could NEVER vote for someone with a mustache!
          I’ve posted about this before. What/who people vote for/against – I just can’t figure it out.

          Liked by 1 person

          • BigMamaTEA says:

            Ya know Josh, I know lot of people who have voted because of looks. That’s why I’m so disappointed in the botttom-feeder-turd that Rubio has turned out to be.


      • Frank says:

        I saw Cruz deliver a speech last month and this one has many of the same lines as that one. He’s a good speaker, but this closely parallels his standard stump speech. I like Cruz. He seems to be the only one who truly understands the Constitution.


    • but perhaps his donors are anti abortion, pro Israel and Christian type special interests? if that is the case then Cruz won’t have to really be compromising himself because he already supports those ideas with or without their money. just a guess because i am not sure what types of all the lobbyists and special interest donors are around. i would think some would be “acceptable” to Cruz.


    • Minnie Pearl says:

      So, let’s see that list of donors because it sure doesn’t square with the official FEC list. It’s disappointing to see the passing on of misinformation as though fact with multiple likes to boot. The left does this all the time, but conservatives are getting reckless with their claims too. Let’s be careful!

      For facts, go to this link. It’s pretty fun: And there’s this link: Cruz is 98% funded by individual donors. Here’s his high roller individual donors, which are pretty low rollers in perspective: Goldman Sachs gave him 27K; that’s pennies on their throw-away dollar. Goldman gave Marco 65K and Jeb 161K. And the Kochs gave nothing to Ted Cruz; they gave 10K to Rand and 5K to Rubio, though.

      The next filings will have more donations, but Cruz started early impressively raising lots of money from grassroots types. Special interests aren’t especially interested in him; they’re pretty much surrounding Jeb and to a lesser degree Marco. Walker sure had some big donors.

      But let’s use some logic here. Trump’s net positive is that he has enough money to fund his own campaign; therefore, he won’t be owned by anyone. But, George Soros has even more money than Trump; would he be better suited because he can pay for an even bigger and better campaign? Do our candidates now need to be billionaires in order to be deemed credible? Is a great man like Ben Carson who rose from nothing to become a Medal of Freedom Winner with his own inspirational movie now not qualified for the top job–because someone will have to fund him? Neither Cruz nor Rubio came from money; therefore they should be disqualified? This is the silly season, but some of the silliness is unprecedented and just plain strange.


      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Thank you Minnie Pearl. Also, every quarter, the candidates have to file $$$$$ forms and turn them in the Election commission. That website is harder to navigate, but that is where, from Minnie’s post gets their info. If you want a copy of the actual form they submit is the place to go. But is a more user friendly site.


  6. I don’t dislike Cruz.. I just know he will owe..hey that rhymes.

    Liked by 1 person

    • BigMamaTEA says:

      You know Dottie, that Trump is the first one , at least in my lifetime, who is self funded, and I’ve been around for a long time.


  7. Kauf Buch says:

    That’s a GREAT nickname for !Jeb! : “Rocky XIX”.


  8. KillDozer says:

    If they try looking into that place where they dare not look! They’ll find you there, staring out at them.


  9. Cameraman says:

    Cruz might not be able to win but there is no doubt that you would want this man on your side.

    Liked by 8 people

  10. Wow! Powerful speech! It does sound like Cruz knows the strategy. I like Cruz/Trump or Trump/Cruz!

    Liked by 4 people

  11. shiloh1973 says:

    I just wish he would show a little more personality like this at the debates! I love to listen to him in this format, but in debates he just comes across kind of flat. I would really like to see him as Attorney General. He would definitely follow the constitution.

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    • I know what you mean, Shiloh, but a speech requires a windup, the kick, the pitch, the follow through – STEERIKE!
      A debate requires: process the question, formulate the answer, speak, get interrupted… See? No chance for orderly process. That is the essence of all television. That is why you get sound-bites, usually unrelated. That is why there is no opportunity to develop an idea, or a thought.
      You know, that reminds me. A couple of days ago I was at my synagogue for a study session on free will. This involves consulting first, the Bible, second the Sages, third, your own development of your own thinking. At one point in the class, the three presenters all began to speak at once, “I think…,”. “I think…,””I think…,” Not, “I feel…” “I sense…”

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      • shiloh1973 says:

        Right, I know what you are saying. First, he rarely gets enough time at the debates and the fact that these are not actually debates in the pure sense. I was on the debate team in High School and I can tell you these are not debates! The first two have been nothing but mud slinging, which is something Ted does don’t really like to do. He did have some stellar one liners today.


        • Sharon says:

          Keep in mind that the ‘debates’ are not structured as debates at all.

          They are set up (from the viewpoint of those who schedule and implement them) with this in mind: “Let’s you and him fight.”

          Beginning, middle, and end. That is all they are trying to do – make the guys on the stage fight with each other and, of course, as long as there’s a self-selected audience willing to listen to that – the advertisers are happy.

          Structure for Debate

          A formal debate usually involves three groups: one supporting a resolution (affirmative team), one opposing the resolution (opposing team), and those who are judging the quality of the evidence and arguments and the performance in the debate.

          …. A specific resolution is developed and rules for the debate are established.

          Click to access tn-13.pdf

          Calling it a debate does not make it a debate.

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      • Aloysius says:

        Men think, women feel.


  12. oldschool64 says:

    Can you imagine any of the Dems trying to go up against this guy in a one-on-one debate.

    VP Debate 2016: Liawatha vs Ted Cruz……..Bwuhahahaha!

    Liked by 3 people

  13. yakmaster2 says:

    I liked all his comments on the splitter strategy. He commented about a minute earlier that “if Washington likes a particular candidate, run and hide!” That’s a clear reference to Jeb, Rubio and other GOPe darlings. Cruz is a a Washington politician, but NOT one who’s been embraced by the Republican establishment.
    Trump/Cruz 2016. Independent-minded, fearless, patriotic, very smart.


    • yes i noticed that too. here’s where that is for reference: 22:34-22:50 “washington despised ronald reagan…by the way if you see a candidate that washington embraces, run and hide…and i’m here to tell you it’s happening again…


  14. mrscribbler says:

    My only beef about Cruz is this: for whatever reason, he doesn’t take care of business. When TPP was up for a vote, he took off and went fundraising. When the Iran nuke giveaway was being considered, he stayed silent. Not sure if he voted for Corker’s “amendment” that handed the prize to Choom Boy, but he kept awfully silent. Despite the damage it will do Americans’ employment, he’s for handing out H1B visas as if they were free candy.

    Yes, he talks a great conservative game when he’s preaching to the committed, but I don’t see it translating into action on his part. I fear that beneath all the great oratorical skills, the man is most concerned about a cozy niche for himself in D.C.

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  15. tnwahm says:

    I love Ted Cruz and he is my top choice. I have heard this basic speech 3 times; here in Memphis, the Defending the American Dream Summit ~AFP~ and now here. He may have developed the splinter strategy a little more in this speech, but he has mentioned it in all three I have heard.

    That said, and this is a bit off topic, but it ties in with the splinter strategy, how their supporters trash Trump and how to respond. Matt Walsh followed in his boss’ footsteps and is trashing Trump. He posted his “analysis” of Trump today. He posted his analysis of Cruz earlier and his one negative is that Cruz didn’t trash Trump. Sigh. Here is my response to him today.

    “First question: Do you support Jeb Bush? If not, then you should be thanking Donald Trump instead of trashing him like your employer does.

    “I remember in 2012 when Beck trashed Newt, but didn’t go after Romney. hmmmm.

    “It is eye opening when one starts to put the pieces together of who is connected to whom. To understand Trump, you have to understand who and what he is going after and who the target it. It is the Republican ruling class. The donor class ~US Chamber of Commerce~ doesn’t ObamaCare repealed. They want amnesty ~cheap labaor,~ Common Core, and Trans Pacific Trade Deal. The only way to get your preferred candidate elected is to get rid of the Republican ruling class who rewrote the rules of the RNC primaries to get Jeb the nomination regardless of the fact that the majority of Republicans don’t want him.

    “You should thank Donald Trump for exposing the RNC and their schemes instead of trashing him. Because without him doing what he is doing, Cruz wouldn’t have a chance against the schemes of the ruling class elites.”

    I included a link to the latest Tripwire alert here in the Florida poll.


  16. bullnuke says:

    Good talk by Ted, A Ted Talk. I like the guy but I don’t see him beating the Donald. He can’t elicit the emotions that Trump can. Would love to see him wearing the Make America Great Again cap.
    He touched on the splinter strategy but could have gone much further by taking on Jeb. That should be a common goal, take out Jeb.


  17. we really have to get word out that Fiorina is establishment candidate, cuz Cruz is pretty much promoting Trump and Cruz by saying “don’t vote for any candidate that washington embraces.” sure wish he’d name those names and hope to God, Snarly is named. she’s still sneaking by as “an non-establishment candidate.” she’s Bush-John McCain for crying out loud!


  18. JAS says:

    Cruz’s vote history is stellar:

    That said, I believe that he is such a legal eagle, the best I have seen in many years, that his best path is not VP (he wont win the presidency) but as Attorney General, and then on to the Supreme Court. That would be the best that could happen to this country IMHO -Ted Cruz in the SCOTUS.

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  19. Carol says:

    Ted did call them splinters & I’m glad he knows about it.


  20. tz says:

    The early bird gets the worm.
    The second mouse gets the cheese.


  21. e.g.g. says:

    Sorry this is off topic.

    There is a mystery virus called Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome or MERS. It is a virus belonging to the corona virus family. It is deadly. There are more and more outbreaks of this virus, happening more frequently. A South Korean business man came back from the Middle East not knowing he became infected by MERS. 180 people became infected from this one infected man. Some died.

    So, how many refugees are infected


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