Tag Archives: Ted Cruz

The Flight 93 Election

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2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die anyway. You—or the leader of your party—may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. There are no guarantees.

Except one: if you don’t try, death is certain. To compound the metaphor: a Hillary Clinton presidency is Russian Roulette with a semi-auto. With Trump, at least you can spin the cylinder and take your chances.

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House border bill in trouble

From The Hill, By Alexander Bolton07/30/14 09:56 PM EDT
Texas Senator Ted Cruz

Texas Senator Ted Cruz

An emergency border spending package backed by the House GOP leadership appeared to be in trouble Wednesday evening after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) met with a group of House conservatives.

House conservatives emerging from a late evening meeting in Cruz’s office said they would oppose the $659 million legislation and warned it might fail on the House floor, an embarrassing prospect for the new GOP leadership team.

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57% of Republicans View Ted Cruz Favorably

Senator Ted Cruz

Senator Ted Cruz

From RasmussenReports.com, 12/16/13 – Freshman Senator Ted Cruz of Texas may not be popular with the Republican establishment following his 21-hour Senate floor speech against the president’s health care law last week, but he’s a favorite of most GOP voters.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Likely Republican Voters have a favorable opinion of Cruz, including 30% who view the senator Very Favorably. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 19% of Republicans view Cruz unfavorably, with seven percent (7%) who view him Very Unfavorably. Another 16% of GOP voters have never heard of him. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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Michael Needham: The Strategist Behind the Shutdown

The 31-year-old Stanford business grad explains how he outmaneuvered GOP leaders and why he thinks House Republicans can defund ObamaCare.

Michael Needham

Michael Needham


From The Wall Street Journal, By Stephen Moore, 10/11/13 –‘I really believe we are in a great position right now,” says Michael Needham, the 31-year-old president of Heritage Action, the lobbying arm of the nation’s largest conservative think tank. By “we” he means the Republican Party and the conservative movement; their “great position” refers to the potential to win the political battle over the government shutdown.

Though Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the public face of the high-risk strategy to “defund” ObamaCare, the masterminds behind it are a new generation of young conservatives, chief among them Mr. Needham.

Advancing. Ever Advancing.

From RedState.com, By: Erick Erickson, October 16th, 2013 –

Ted Cruz, Mike Lee

Much cynicism has been expressed over the past month about the effort, led by Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, to fight Obamacare.  It was about money or defeating Republicans or something other than what it was about — undermining Obamacare with a united front.

It was always about undermining Obamacare, despite the claims of others.  But, those of us who were in this fight against Obamacare, have been quite open that we knew there were side benefits.  This fight would expose conservative activists to the frauds they have funded.

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Sequestration Is the Bipartisan Law of the Land. Fight on Obamacare

Erick_Erickson-3From RedState.com, By Erick Erickson, October 13th, 2013 – I was very disappointed to see Robert Costa of National Review use of the dollar sign in this tweet:

Praised recently by a lot of liberals in the press, invited to the White House to sit with Barack Obama, and now subtly suggesting the McConnell – Boehner – K Street GOP attack on Heritage Action for America, Senate Conservatives Fund, Club for Growth, and Madison Project is legit, i.e. they’re in it for the money.

That’s disappointing, but unsurprising.

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Ted Cruz & Mike Lee: Commanders of the Conservative Army

cruz_leeRedState.com, By: Erick Erickson, 10/03/13 Whenever a conservative says anything critical of the pukey leadership in the Republican Party — whenever they do it — what do we hear?

“Circular firing squad.”

“This is not helpful.”

“They violated the 11th Commandment.”

“Let’s not make our 80% friend our enemy.”

“They won’t consider the end game.”

They vomit this stuff up every single time any conservative points out how badly they are selling out.

So you can laugh that these same establishment guys have run off to the Politico to tell the world just how badly they beat up Ted Cruz in their closed door meeting and he has no end game.

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Ted Cruz Opposes Eric Cantor and Pete Sessions’ “Hug It Out” Plan to Fund Obamacare

From RedState.com, By: Erick Erickson, September 10th, 2013

1tedcruz Multiple people confirm to me that just a few hours ago Pete Sessions blew up about Ted Cruz and made sure everyone in the room knew he held Cruz in absolute contempt.
It might be because Ted Cruz just called BS on Eric Cantor and Pete Sessions trying to screw conservatives.

Texas’ Sen. Ted Cruz is wacko like a fox

From the Star-Telegram, By Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times, 08/01/13 –


Ted Cruz is on a roll.

The tea party firebrand from Texas has been in the Senate all of seven months, but he’s already looking like a strong contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

Last week, Cruz won a straw poll at a major gathering of the party’s conservative wing in Denver with an impressive 45 percent of the votes, far ahead of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

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‘This has been a bit of a whirlwind’: Ted Cruz downplays 2016 presidential talk

by Jeff Poor, from The Daily Caller, 07/21/2013 – On Sunday’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Texas Republican Sen. Ted  Cruz gave a wide-ranging interview to ABC’s Jon Karl about the issues of day,  including immigration reform and how he is interacting with colleagues on  Capitol Hill.

But presidential politics was the focus of the interview, since it was  conducted in the early presidential primary state of Iowa on Friday. Cruz told  Karl that presidential politics was not on his mind with the visit.

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