The only honesty you’ll get out of the Ted Cruz For President campaign is from his father and THAT will be the downfall of Teddy.
Come on Ted.
Let’s see you tell your dad to shut up.
Republican hate who they have become but love the guy who lead them there……
‘PPP’s newest national survey finds that in the wake of the shutdown, Republican voters now view Ted Cruz as their party’s leader’.
’21% picked Cruz ‘
’17% for Chris Christie’,
‘And 15% for John Boehner’.
‘Cruz finished well ahead of the other GOP Senators we tested- Rand Paul got 9%, John McCain 7%, and Mitch McConnell only 4%. Mitt Romney at 8% and Sarah Palin at 4% were the other people we tested’.
@ : http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/11/republicans-see-cruz-as-party-leader.html
‘Do you have a positive or negative view of your own party’?
‘Democrats: 73% positive, 7% negative’
‘Republicans: 49% positive, 26% negative’
‘Tea-party Republicans: 56% positive, 21% negative’
‘Non tea party Republicans: 41% positive, 32% negative’
From : http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/11/01/poll-growing-number-of-republicans-dislike-gop/
This is not funny.
Ted Cruz and his father are ‘true believers’.
‘In April, Rafael Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz
(R-Texas), spoke to the tea party of Hood County,
which is southwest of Fort Worth, and made a bold
declaration: The United States is a “Christian
‘Insisting that the Declaration of Independence and
the US Constitution “were signed on the knees of
the framers” and were a “divine revelation from
God,” he went on to say’,
“yet our president has the gall to tell us that
this is not a Christian nation…The United States of
America was formed to honor the word of God.”
‘Seven months earlier, Rafael Cruz, speaking to the
North Texas Tea Party on behalf of his son, who was
then running for Senate, called President Barack
Obama an “outright Marxist” who “seeks to destroy
all concept of God,” and he urged the crowd to send
Obama “back to Kenya.”
A great piece by David Denby over at the New Yorker.
‘In Cruz’s rhetoric, the American people are always being wronged’.
‘When Ted Cruz lies, he appears to be praying. His lips narrow, almost disappearing into his face, and his eyebrows shift abruptly, rising like a drawbridge on his forehead into matching acute angles. He attains an appearance of supplication, an earnest desire that men and women need to listen, as God surely listens’.
‘If, as Orwell said, everyone has the face he deserves at fifty, Cruz, who is only forty-two, has got a serious head start’.
‘For months, I sensed vaguely that he reminded me of someone but I couldn’t place who it was. Revelation has arrived’:
“Ted Cruz resembles the Bill Murray of a quarter-century ago, when he played fishy, mock-sincere fakers. No one looked more untrustworthy than Bill Murray. The difference between the two men is that the actor was a satirist”.
‘Yet Cruz is amazingly sure-footed verbally. When confronted with a hostile question, he has his answer prepared well before the questioner stops talking’.
‘There are no unguarded moments, no slips or inadvertent admissions’.
‘He speaks swiftly, in the tones of sweet, sincere reason. How could anyone possibly disagree with him’?
‘His father is a Baptist, and Cruz himself has an evangelical cast to his language, but he’s an evangelical without consciousness of his own sins or vulnerability’.
‘He is conscious only of other people’s sins, which are boundless, and a threat to the republic; and of other people’s vulnerabilities and wounds, which he salts’.
‘If they have a shortage of vulnerabilities, he might make some up’.
‘When the Senate Armed Services Committee was discussing Chuck Hagel’s fitness to be Secretary of Defense, last February, Cruz, who had been in the Senate for about a month, said that Hagel was weak on Iran, adding’.
“It is at a minimum relevant to know if that two hundred thousand dollars that he deposited in his bank account came directly from Saudi Arabia, came directly from North Korea.”
‘His strategy is universal aggression, aimed at everyone. Well, not quite everyone—lately, his popularity with the Tea Party cohort has increased. And at a recent rally at the convention of the Texas Federation of Republican Women, he was greeted with heated adoration’.
‘When things go wrong, he only sharpens the blades’.
‘From the Senate, he urged House Republicans into a government shutdown and a sustained threat not to extend the debt ceiling’.
‘When the President held firm and the Republican leadership backed down, the fallout included collapsing poll numbers for the Republican Party and the possibility, mentioned by nonpartisan political analysts, that the Democrats could pick up a serious number of seats in the House in 2014′.
‘But, rather than acknowledge any responsibility, Cruz told Dana Bash, from CNN, that’.
“The single most damaging thing that has happened to Republicans for 2014 is all of the Senate Republicans coming out attacking the House Republicans, attacking those pushing the effort to defund Obamacare, and lining themselves up opposite the American people.”
‘He has repeated this charge—the betrayal, the stab in the back—in many forms’.
‘He has been wronged, his cohort has been wronged, the American people have been wronged, traduced by weaklings and cowards in the ranks’.
‘In Cruz’s rhetoric, the American people are always being wronged’.
‘Cruz voted no on the bipartisan immigration bill, no on the farm bill, no on the continuing resolution; he voted against the confirmations of John Brennan, Chuck Hagel, John Kerry, and Jack Lew’.
‘He makes extreme demands, then accuses the other side of being unwilling to compromise, then calls his own party members cowards, and so on’.
‘Prior to the next election, Democrats can’t do much to deter him’.
‘They may hope that he continues his rampage, turning off big money and more and more of the electorate’.
‘His immediate threat, obviously, is to moderate Republicans. If he continues to blaze, they will be consumed. Then again, there is another side to the Joseph McCarthy story. After going too far—attacking the Army, in 1953 and 1954—McCarthy was censured by the Senate, in December, 1954′.
From : http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2013/10/ted-cruz-the-mask-of-sincerity.html?currentPage=all
Taxed Enough Already?
How about when you’re NOT taxed?
You want to stop that too?
‘Ted Cruz obtains health insurance via his wife, a Goldman Sachs employee’.
‘The policy is worth about $20,000 per year. When asked about this, a Cruz spokesman said the plan “comes at no cost to the taxpayer.”
‘As the Huffington Post points out, this isn’t true’:
“As with any family on employer-sponsored coverage, Heidi Nelson Cruz’s health insurance essentially functions as untaxed income. Rather than pay her an additional $20,000 in salary, Goldman compensates her just as much through her health plan, which the Cruz family won’t have to pay taxes on”.
‘If Cruz doesn’t recognize that this is a benefit the government allows him, he’s not alone’.
‘Most Americans who get tax deductions and tax expenditures do not realize that they are benefiting from a government program’.
‘For example, my wife and I get to deduct the interest from our home mortgage on our tax return’.
‘Functionally, that is the same as if we paid our taxes without that deduction, and then the government just cut us a check for the same amount we would have saved with the deduction’.
‘But, unlike with programs that do provide direct subsidies, most Americans do not think of tax credits as government benefits’.
‘Mettler’s data shows that 60 percent of people who claim the mortgage interest deduction say they “have not used a government social program.”
‘Once tax credits are taken into account, the vast majority of Americans — 96 percent — has benefited from a government social program of some kind’.
‘It’s just that many of us, including perhaps Cruz, don’t always realize it’.
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2013/10/25/ted-cruz-doesnt-know-what-the-government-gives-him-hes-not-alone/
Santorum will run for the Republican nomination for President in 2016.
Will play well in Iowa but Teddy Cruz will beat him and that should just about end Rick’s run to make America a ‘Christian Nation’.
Teddy Cruz says it’s all the Senate Republican’s fault and they need to have ‘profiles in courage’ moments just like the House Republicans did.
54% of Americans say it’s a bad thing that the House is in the hands of the Republicans.
Americans know shutting down the Government and bringing us to the brink of default is not a ‘profile in courage’.
It’s a lack of leadership and governing.
But keep listening to Teddy Cruz and shut down the Government again in January.
‘According to the survey, 54% say it’s a bad thing that the GOP controls the House, up 11 points from last December, soon after the 2012 elections when the Republicans kept control of the chamber’.
“John Boehner fares just as badly as the GOP,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. “Sixty-three percent of all Americans think that Boehner should be replaced as Speaker of the House’.
@ : http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/21/politics/cnn-poll-gop-boehner-shutdown/
“The single-most damaging thing that has happened to Republicans for 2014 is all of the Senate Republicans coming out, attacking the House Republicans, attacking those pushing the effort to defund Obamacare and lining themselves up opposite of the American people,” Cruz told CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash in an interview in San Antonio’.
@ : http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/21/cruz-senate-republicans-are-single-most-damaging-thing-for-the-gop-in-2014/?hpt=hp_t1