Ted Cruz Speaks With Chuck Todd – Meet The Press Interview…

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  1. Trump and Cruz can handle the commie msm.

    Both are no good at backing down.

    They give U S All hope that the commie’s and the GOPe will get some of the graft cut off.

    Both know Climate Change is the worlds largest lie eve.

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  2. Too, old UpChuck Toddle is way to juiced up, his foot keeps waggling,his movements are jerky and he twitches way to much, “meth, coke, something is going on.

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  3. kallibella says:

    “Republican leadership are the most effective democrat leaders we’ve ever seen.” ~Ted Cruz.
    So true. It a travesty. Such slap on the face of the people that gave them majorities.
    Ted should call Mitch to step down!

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    • kallibella says:

      There is something slightly off about Ted Cruz. In the main, he sounds very convincing, but when asked about calling some out in Congress, and saying whether Ryan is conservative he doesn’t sound very convincing. I feel like there is some type of strange hold on politicians once they get to DC. They begin to say “so and so is my friend,” so they end up not calling each other out and therefore there is absolutely no accountability within this club of people. Group think. High-fiving each other and all blend into the same ideology.
      I think Cruz as president would have a very tough time swaying people to his side for support. The media have already savaged him enough.
      But Trump I am sure will persuade them. He has shown how to do it in his business and currently in running his campaign. Trump speaks directly to the people and doesn’t engage in “political speak.”

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      • TheTorch says:

        Yes I agree with this, Cruz seems slightly hobbled by Washington DC. I mean if he thinks the leadership is so bad, then why not say both should step down. Clearly he knows Ryan is not a true conservative, so why not just say it. I know he has to work with these people, but if he can basically call McConnell a liar in the senate, then how come he can’t say stand down ?

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      • snaggletooths says:

        No cross over voters will vote for him. There is something about him I do not like.
        He is one of the better ones in Congress but he voted for TPP.
        He offers empty words like first we secure the border then we will talk that is what we have been hearing for 30 years now. His actually wanting a 500% increase in the H-1B VIsas after meeting with Jeff Sessions was another problem for me.

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      • Sorry, Cruz is bought.. He is always so vague in his answers..He doesn’t come across to as genuine. He only sounds his best when he has a scripted speech. That is what Harvard attorney’s..Kallibella..you are very keen and have innate sense of people. I have that as well and recognize when someone else does. Go on that innate sense..you have it spot on.

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      • Trump is one who will say..he is nice person..great guy, but will also call them out if there is something not right about them or if they are not correct on an issue..He is like me.. in some ways. I was a manager and there was no such thing as best buddies when it come to doing my job. You were held accountable no matter the relationship.

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        • kallibella says:

          I don’t want to be unfair to Cruz. I can’t imagine working among people pulling in all different directions. In theory they are representing their individual constituencies and all those constituencies are not on the same page about the various issues.

          However, I feel that they would engender much more respect from voters/public if they drop the pretenses of being friends with each other, when in reality they are competing for tax $$$$ for their districts. They seek reelection and are ultimately accountable to their districts’ electorate. But when they jump into primaries/presidential elections the tune changes much.

          I respect more some one who acknowledges the difficulties of negotiating in Congress and that they have locked horns with so and so, and explain to the voters the reasons why that was so, as opposed to chumming up, currying favors with the well-connected and saying all the while they will fight for We The People’s causes. I feel Cruz has many good reasons to call out leadership and their sleazy tactics and stick to his guns and speak frankly about who he’d endorse for Speaker and Senate majority. He self-sensors a bit, I think. I am not a politician but I have to think that there must be a way for a politician like Cruz to make his point and come out ahead with the people’s support.
          Or am I too ambitious? Naive? Unrealistic? Don’t know…

          This is when I think Trump is ideally suited to stir things up and produce results. He’d come in from a position of strength because he owes nothing to no one in Congress and doesn’t have to play beholden to anyone in DC and outside.

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          • 1hear2learn says:

            “when in reality they are competing for tax $$$$ for their districts”, and donations to their campaigns. If they stopped fighting for money for their district and instead on lowering our taxes that would be a good start. If my district needs money for something, then my city or county executive should be asking for the money from the local tax payers. They need to turn the spigots off… curtail the money going to DC and the money going out unless it has to do with what should be Federally funded like National Defense, Border Protection, and I suppose since we’ve all paid into it, Medicare and Social Security – although I would like those to be re-worked also. Yes I know there are more I’m leaving out like the Postal Service, FBI, CIA – but there is so much they have their hands in that they have no business having their hands in. Scale is way the hell back and maybe it wouldn’t be that hard for Congress to actually provide proper over sight. Quit funding all these absurd projects and trying to buy off other countries via State Department hand outs in which many of the countries receiving them turn around and basically spit in our faces.

            Is it even possible to dream of such a thing any more? I doubt it, but perhaps if we can send some of these corrupt politicians to jail maybe others would be scared straight! If we can triple our debt in 8 years, can we also then cut it down in the same amount of time? Will we ever see that number go backwards? I Trump can even make that number start going down at all in his first term, I think he would be guaranteed a 2nd term. We don’t just need a balanced budget, we need a massive surplus in order to start to pay down this debt. Why does no one take Obama to task on that issue? I forget his exact words, but he’s the one who said Bush’s overspending and causing a 5 trillion dollars of new debt was bankrupting our children’s future – yet now the debt is 19 trillion.

            I’d like to hear both Dem and Repub candidates talk about how they are going to address the issue of debt and the other unfunded liabilities – especially the Dems after their last debate wanting to “give away” or start even more government programs.

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        • Jasper says:

          So why doesn’t Trump call out Cruz? If there is something wrong with Cruz, why was nothing said by Trump after their meeting or even now? This is in contradiction to your innate sense theory in the prior post.

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  4. Joe says:

    Cruz’s argument should be: every American loves Trump but they will vote for me because I know how to handle the bastards in Washington.

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    • Ted Cruz is a good man I love him too. He’s great at what he does and would be great in a Trump cabinet. I would not vote for him for president though. unfortunately, USA is $19 trillion dollars in debt, if we don’t get a job creating expert like Trump in to fix that, it really won’t matter who can handle who in Washington. but in any case, Sundance JebMap has already shown us that Cruz cannot win once we calculate the numbers, per the new primary election rules and the delegate count is just not there for him. Thus far no one has come forward and been able to prove Sundance’s calculations wrong.

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      • flova says:

        I’m sorry, saying so-and-so “is a good man” first of all means nothing because we do not know the person personally. Secondly, at this point the person could be a Machiavellian bastard as long as he is on our side and loves America and wants to take down the Marxists.

        Cruz could be St. Ted I don’t care, he’s got no chance in a general election!

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        • gazill says:

          They said that about Reagan, they said that about anybody the conservatives wanted in any primary. I am not saying Cruz is Reagan, but rather, there are a number of voters out there, the so called Silent Majority, who might very well agree with Cruz. Yes, the odds are stacked, but if he does end up the R candidate for the general, I strongly suspect Trump would be in his corner, loudly. “Can’t win the election” sounds very much like what the GOPe will say about Trump, Cruz, or anybody else they do not want. They said it about Romney when McCain was the GOPe choice. Then, 4 years later, per the GOPe, Romney was the only one who could win. All BS.

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        • Jasper says:

          “A very conservative Republican can’t win in a national election.”
          – Gerald Ford, in an interview with Adam Clymer of The New York Times. March 1st, 1980.

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      • stringy theory says:

        Exactly right MQMC. Trump is the guy who knows how to get things done on the economic front. Even Bill Clinton recognized and said it’s the economy stupid and later that you can’t have national security without economic security. Trump is the only man who can revive our economic security and then national security. Cruz is a brilliant attorney but he has no experience in the real world.

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      • Jasper says:

        It only holds true if conservatives fail to unite behind one candidate… it can be Trump, Cruz, Carson or someone else. Plus, it appears Bush is flailing. The GOPe launched what they thought was a foolproof plan. But to every plan there is/are weakness(es).

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    • Haha.. I don’t see him doing it now..they all just think he is spouting off..they don’t take him seriously at all. He talks as the person said above..political speak, but he will stay loyal to the club.You have to know what the club is. I had a friend who worked for the pentagon…pretty high up. He said it was a club and to get anything done you better be a member.. My feeling is Cruz is a member. He went around with Paul Ryan pushing TPA and TPP.. the vote has been held off until after the election and I would bet you anything that Ryan and Cruz will be voting for TPP as soon as the election is over. Trust me..Trump will show Cruz how to handle those in Washington..there are huge differences between how Trump will do it and how Cruz will do it. Trump is not a member of the club and never will be.

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    • Cruz has had ample time to handle the bastards in Washington,,, he just doesn’t have the leadership skill to deliver. When he picks up the banner and yells, “Follow me!” nobody does.

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      • peachteachr says:

        I think of his filibuster in the Senate almost became a point of conservatives, any conservatives, drawing a line in the sand and saying not one step further! Every month the conservative media does another story on how he is on the outside, doesn’t influence anyone other than the tea partiers; yet, still he carries on. I just think there is more to Sen. Cruz than a small segment of conservatives.

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      • kallibella says:

        True. I also see that about Cruz. I think he’d be better suited for some legal appointment/DOJ/ Supreme Court. I thinks his strength is in reasoning through arguments as oppose to devising tactical ways to tackle a problem.

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      • Jasper says:

        Name the conservatives in the Senate. When has the GOPe followed any conservative without kicking and screaming?

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  5. His comments about Republican Rhino are correct in my opinion. However, he needs to come up with some bribe appeal for voters who only consider “whats in it ffor me” when they vote. In other words, what will happen good for them if he gets elected. Right now his message says nothing about returning livable wage jobs and employment opportunities for pocket books. We know who benefits with lower taxes, it is not the people who make so low wages that they do not pay any taxes, and the only people who can really afford to pay more taxes are the ones with the most money, in my opinion.

    Regards and goodwill blogging.

    Regards and goodwill blogging.

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  6. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

    I like Ted Cruz and I do support him with my money!

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  7. Ricardo says:

    Cruz is part of the problem. He is dishonest in his support for amnesty (he redefines the word, and supports backdoor amnesty through legal status), he describes his wife as a “conservative” dissident when she was with the CFR even though she supported their overall globalist aims, and he opposed Senator Sessions and parroted GOPe talking points in favor of Fast Track, thus making it far easier for Obama to stick us with TPP.

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    • furtiveadmirer says:

      He is a “selective constitutionalist”.

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    • TheTorch says:

      Yes and this a real problem he is weak on the Free Trade stuff, especially TPP. That is not good, not if you truly believe in growing jobs in America, it is exactly as Trump says, Free Trade is great but it also has to be Fair, it is too one-sided and America is getting killed by it.

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    • Yep..Ricardo.. you have it spot on..thank you..every time I say it I get called a liar..I couldn’t have said it any better about Cruz..that is him in a nut shell. People see the scripted Cruz..the one who makes emotional speeches..not the one who did the things you just said above. It is all out there for everyone to see, but somehow he escapes it with his evangelical speeches and his emotional presentation.

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      • amjean says:

        Cruz only escapes it because his support nationally is so
        weak that no one cares. I used to be a supporter, although
        I was concerned about his vague stance on illegal
        immigration. The TPA vote was the deal breaker for
        me. I don’t think he was lied to. That is his cover up.
        If not, then how could he be so stupid? Either/or
        equaled a line drawn through his name on my
        president possibility list. I also supported Rand Paul;
        became suspicious of his motives when he started
        moving in a crazy direction to get black support.
        When Rand criticized Trump for no reason other
        than the obvious one that by doing so he was
        doing the work of the GOPe, I drew another line.

        Trump 2016! It is our only chance to survive.

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        • Ricardo says:

          The fast track vote fits a larger pattern of diversion/disinformation. He rails against amnesty but redefines amnesty. He comes out to oppose birthright citizenship on the grounds of a constitutional amendment (not challenging via court, where the argument is strongest), which in 2013 he called a hopeless battle better ignored (so Cruz is here supporting a constitutional amendment process which he himself believes is ineffectual!). In Fast Track, he opposes TPP but then makes it possible for TPP to pass without him. I even have seen a speech that Cruz had given to an amnesty group, using “out of the shadows” rhetoric, and yet he speaks in an entirely different way when talking to a conservative audience.

          Cruz is a liar, a smart, very smart liar, who knows how to manipulate us even as he gets legislation we hate passed.

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    • Jasper says:

      And that’s why the GOPe established a plan to knock Cruz out of the primaries as Sundance has been laying out for the past several months. (That is, before Trump sabotaged their plans.) Your assertions are conspiratorial and assumptive; all based on a faulty, speculative narrative.

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  8. rsmith1776 says:

    Short version.

    In the “cousinide” (rather than fratricide) battle happening under own eyes within GOP, there is

    DONALD J. TRUMP

    ……………………………………………………..and “the rest”.

    Among “the rest”, Cruz is possibly the best, or one of the two, at most three best, but he is still one of “the rest”.

    Donald Trump is, well, freshly picked wild strawberries. Slightly sour, very real, incredible fragrance, incredible after decades of stultified, organized, generic, generalized industrial phoniness of the strawberry industry.

    Ted Cruz is likely the least worst, most palatable embodiment of the commercial brands. Some actual “strawberry essential oil” dropped in the product, with some genuine fruits enzymes and nourishing elements. Worthy of attention as being good in his own way.

    Still a part of “the rest”, though.

    One cannot fake freshly picked wild strawberries.

    TRUMP 2016 and 2020!

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    • furtiveadmirer says:

      Cruz is a poison apple , deceptive & deadly to the constitution.

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    • peachteachr says:

      I agree, rsmith1776. Sen. Cruz wants to serve in a republic not a democracy, and as Stella mentioned in another thread today, there is a difference. Sen. Cruz could be a valuable friend, and he’s barely touched Mr. Trump this election. It would be to our good to have both men, imo.

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  9. Praxeology says:

    Saw this interview. One of the absolute best for Ted Cruz. Here is my outline. Trump/Carson 2016 for President and Vice President. However, the US so desperately need Ted Cruz to take the Attorney General position in the Trump White House. This will forever taint him and probably keep him from holding office ever again. However, there has never been another candidate more qualified to hold this office. Once there, the perp walk of 20-30 high level GS managers and politicians should begin. The book should be thrown at these kleptocrats that forever for a generation or two, their ilk will not be tolerated in Washington again. End of story.

    As aside note, I have not been watching Fox but intermittently. When someone say even the remotest lie, I turn it immediately off. Today, I noticed all of the talking heads admitting that Trump will be the nominee. Surprising and way overdue. We should keep our guard up, as this could be a trojan horse even by this den of charlatans. However, this is very positive sign that we maybe achieving at least the first of our pro-American and Liberty goals. God bless all Liberty activists, your families, your communities, and our great country. Trump/Carson 2016

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    • TheTorch says:

      I agree, Ted Cruz as Attorney General would be perfect. I said that in another thread a few days ago.

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      • rsmith1776 says:

        Agree mostly.

        Carson for Surgeon General.

        Cruz for Attorney General.

        VP choice? President Donald J. Trump WILL SURPRISE US. Again.

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        • kallibella says:

          Yes! Let Trump be unpredictable. He must know several individuals who could be great as VP. I mean VP is highly ceremonial, with the exception of Cheney in recent history who was very involved and elevate the profile of VP. Biden has tried to fit in that more elevated role but uncle Joe the big-mouth Biden has failed miserably and has become the laughing stock of all who are paying attention and are not liberals.

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        • Tonawanda says:

          Yes. My guess: the first word that pops into our minds when we find out is: brilliant!

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    • stillhopeful says:

      Would you agree that, although talking heads now say Trump may win, they then diminished him by adding that he is “entertaining”? I don’t think that was meant to be a compliment, given hx.

      And George Will, brought to his knees, managed to find a SC company for Trump that makes TVs, after noting that Trump was forced to buy 4,000 of them from S Korea. That should be cause for concern with the Trump movement.

      Anyway, they just can’t be nice.

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      • TheTorch says:

        and it turns out the SC TV’s are actually made somewhere else and not in the USA, and then badged with Made In America or something, apparently there is an investigation underway into this. I will assume that George Will did not know this, but if he did, then he was being as misleading as ever.

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      • kallibella says:

        Yet, these splodey heads didn’t disqualify Trump on the basis of specific policies. They didn’t criticize him on the tax plans, or any of the issues on the economy, or any substantive issue at all. They just maligned him, or tried to, by saying he is entertaining. They looked and sounded like cry babies whose guy is not winning and are angry the American people are not agreeing with them. They are not professionals at all.

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        • stillhopeful says:

          Yes!
          They at first denounced Trump, that didn’t work;
          then questioned his policies, that didn’t work;
          now they admit he may actually be the nominee,
          but with qualifiers: he IS entertaining.

          Looking forward to these unprofessionals’ next reaction, as they helplessly watch him continue to win America over.

          Go Trump!

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    • jello333 says:

      Is it true that Carson is buddies with Sharpton and Crump? I don’t know if that’s true, but if it is then no… I can’t imagine Trump taking someone like that.

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  10. Steve in Greensboro says:

    Carson is an advocate of open borders and amnesty, so he is a menace for 2024 (just as the elder Bush was in 1988). He does not bring a swing state (or any state) to the presidential election.

    Whoever Trump picks as VP, it is important that that person be young enough to be electable in 2024 and very strong against amnesty. For me, only Ted Cruz has both of those qualities.

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    • amjean says:

      Ted Cruz has been weak on amnesty. Try Jeff Sessions for VP.

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      • Jasper says:

        Zero evidence to support your claim.

        Per Conservative Review:
        “Cruz names securing the border and stopping illegal amnesty among his top priorities. Cruz introduced legislation that would enhance border security and block the president’s illegal unilateral action on amnesty. He also led the fight against the Gang of Eight amnesty bill as it wound its way through the Senate Judiciary Committee. After the 2014 midterm elections, he has consistently called on House and Senate Republicans to keep their promise to the American people by stripping funding for the president’s illegal executive amnesty orders. Cruz has no problem applying pressure to fellow Republicans to hold the line on immigration and the need for the rule of law. One prime example was his consistent and vocal opposition to the nomination of Loretta Lynch, who agreed that Obama’s executive amnesty was constitutional. Cruz took to the media and the Senate floor to make the conservative case for opposing her nomination.”

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  11. Rene says:

    Todd had very good questions about McConnell and I did not like Cruz answers. I just don’t trust Cruz at all. I would like to believe he is genuine but there just is no evidence. A good talker, but seems really “slick”.

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  12. Carson is just not ready for DC..sorry..Also he was quoted to have said that some socialist positions are good.. I don’t understand that coming from someone that is suppose to be evangelical. Socialism and Christianly just don’t go together at all. Like I said though..Carson is all over the place on his issues and he is just not ready for this task at all.

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  13. stillhopeful says:

    Great comments!

    I found Cruz to be quite boring. He’d be good as a selection on a noise machine in the insomniac section of fine dept. stores.

    When he said he likes Trump, it didn’t sound genuine, there was a subliminal message, “D, I know you’re listening…when you drop out, keep me in mind for your delegates.”

    He enjoys riding Trump’s coattails, but takes credit for the “movement”, and CRUZ is not the one responsible.

    His evasiveness is maddening:
    Would not answer the question
    about pushing McConnell out;
    Would not answer whether he
    believes that Paul Ryan is a true
    conservative. But he will declare
    seconds later that Mark Levin IS a
    true conservative. Evasive.

    If America is in trouble, SPEAK UP, Cruz! Spell it out! …the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

    This is a dull man. Can’t even fake it for 30 minutes. Not equipped to be POTUS. Not as long as Trump is in.

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  14. Daniel says:

    That interview has really made me dislike Cruz. He is evasive, slippery and completely non-committal on the questions he was asked. “Name names?” No names. Given the mention of Boehner, he jumps on it because it’s already out there. Given mention of McConnell? Well he won’t talk about that because it’s not out there.

    And that dramatic and moving “whisper-scream” tone of voice? It’s losing its magic. His schtick is getting played out.

    GOPe control runs deep.

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  15. sam says:

    Cruz is still young, he is just getting his name out there so he can run again in the future. If he get a VP position it’s even better 8 years later.

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  16. conservativehippie says:

    i do not like cruz. i just picture him doing the teddy bear/soccer ball welcoming thing at the border and where was he when viruses eradicated from north america were brought here with the ILLEGALS he welcomed? little kids DIED! where was he then? so much for the constitution and the rule of law.

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  17. Jett Black says:

    Real simple, Ted. List for us the bills you have authored or expressly signed onto and that have actually been presented in either house for vote that: 1. Repealed or removed funding for <0-don’tcare. 2. Removed funding for <0’s illegal immigration support and made mandatory building a border fence on a specific schedule and with detailed specifications. 3. Withdrew funding for all foreign domestic organizations, the civil government entities they control (e.g., Hamas and PA), and/or civil governments that support terrorists (e.g. Qatar, Turkey, Syria, etc.). 4. Filed articles of impeachment against <0 and the last two secretaries of state for malfeasance and other high crimes and misdemeanors. 5. Removed <0’s authority to change law by executive order. 6. Made it a federal felony offense, prosecutable by any LE authority, state, local or federal with felony jurisdiction, for any person to act in furtherance of an executive order that is contrary to existing statutory law. 6. Stated unequivocally that “anchor babies” shall not be considered citizens, neither are nor ever were included in the grant of citizenship extended to former slaves by the 14th Amendment and must be deported with their parent(s). 7. Disbanded all agencies and cabinet positions that are not expressly provided for in the Constitution. Doesn’t matter whether they would, could, or should pass. Did you even attempt any of these things, “to your last breath”? No. Then you’re a liar, a loser, and a traitor. Go away.

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    • Jasper says:

      A Senator cannot unilaterally present bills to the Senate floor.
      Only the House can file articles of impeachment.
      According to “The Hill”, Ted Cruz stated that “We should end granting automatic birthright citizenship to the children of those who are here illegally. That has been my position from the very first day of my running for the Senate.”

      Based on your air-tight scientific logic, Ted Cruz is neither liar, nor loser, nor traitor.

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      • Jett Black says:

        I knew someone would carp about procedure, which is why I said, “…bills you have authored or expressly signed onto and that have actually been presented in either house….” I’m pretty sure you’re wrong about a Senator not being able, single-handedly, to sponsor and introduce a bill. One would hope that someone claiming POTUS bonafides could attract some co-sponsors, but they aren’t procedurally or constitutionally necessary, afaik. If you’ve got a rule, law, or Constitutional citation to the contrary, please share.

        Cruz claims to meet with reps and if he’s anything remotely resembling presidential material, he’d better have some clout with them and with the Senate. My point is, he doesn’t. Not on any issue. Even when he’s espousing the majority opinion of the electorate, he doesn’t/can’t get anything good done. Instead, he goes along to get along or is just marginalized–i.e., not presidential material and a pretty sad waste of a Senate seat. He needs to quit and stop wasting everyone’s time. If he grows a spine and figures out how to bring other decent people together, he can try again next election cycle.

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  18. Jett Black says:

    Oh, and 8. Required the highest constitutionally allowed standards for approval of any “agreement” or “treaty” on behalf of the U.S., any office, or agency thereof, with any foreign power or international organization (in other words, the opposite of what Cruz did vote for).

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  19. daughnworks247 says:

    I was surprised to learn Cruz was only 5′ 8″ tall.

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