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Ted Cruz – The Paul Revere of American Medical Care

Sen. Cruz led a few brave fighters who are willing to speak the truth.

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Janine Turner

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October 18, 2013 - 7:55 pm
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Liberal networks rejoiced about the end of the recent government shutdown, singing the praises of Obama. They salivated, licking their chops, as they hunted Republicans spear in hand. The conservative networks, with debt clock displayed, worried about the consequences of the bill that re-opened the government, tossing an obligatory jab at Ted Cruz. Though the conservative networks were more mild mannered and on target, both contingencies neglected a critical aspect of the event — what was in the bill? No one seemed to know at the time. One news anchor suggested that the final bill contained income validation for those applying for Obamacare subsidies. Yet, when he asked the veteran reporter what else was in it, the reporter replied with “uhmmm, I don’t know….” and deftly changed the subject.

The consequences of this lack of knowledge, brought on by a mammoth, incomprehensible government, are dangerous and devastating. American politics has become a caricature, a shell, of what it should be – lacking character. American governing has become a comedy of errors in a Shakespearean tragedy.

The American people, like sheep walking through the valley of debt, have been misled by a faction of miscreants — miscreants who have raided and neglected the goodwill and trust of the American people for selfish reasons. They, and the apparatuses that aid and abet them, have been keeping Americans in the shadow of darkness.

Ironically, even with all the social media, radio and television shows, the American people are living in the political dark ages. Who truly understands anything that is happening in Washington, D.C.? James Madison predicted the dire repercussions of such obscurity in Federalist 62. He prophesied that if the laws were too voluminous and too incoherent, a republic couldn’t stand. If no one understood the laws, it would be irrelevant to elect men of our own choice. Why indeed? It is futile to elect men of our own choice if we cannot, and even they cannot, understand what laws they are promulgating.

Some of this deceit has been inherited and some is currently perpetuated by design. Both parties are responsible for the ancestral paper trail from hell. Now, however, only Republicans are trying to own it and do something about it — and something has to be done about it. The time has come for the TRUTH.

Biden bit into the blame game again regarding the government shutdown. He had the gall to blame Republicans for endangering the full faith and credit of the United States. Really? Let’s get real. The ones who are endangering the full faith and credit of the United States are the Democrats. With full-throttle determination they are ruining American credit with debt and impairing Americans’ safety with loans from foreign countries. It is the Democrats who are endangering the full faith and credit of the United States by denying that spending is out of control and that the entitlements are in dire need of reform. Denying the debt, ignoring the vulnerabilities of foreign influence, engineering even more entitlements, artificially stimulating the marketplace, printing more money, usurping one-fifth of the economy — and perpetuating unemployment — with Obamacare are not the acts of protecting the full faith and credit of the United States. These are the acts that demoralize the full faith and credit of the United States and these are acts that demoralize Americans. These are acts that are deceitful to Americans. These are acts that are derelict of American duty.

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Ted Cruz is not a fool. Those that wax eloquently about how out of step he is to stand up for a hopeless cause should take a nano second to think.

Who will be the spokesperson for the Conservatives?

Who is talking about the moderate senators that went along to get along or even know their names? Conventional wisdom says he should have remained in the flock of sheep and just pretended everything was going along swimmingly.

Will the next presidential candidate come from the flock or will he be either Cruz, Paul or Lee?

If Ted Cruz would change his name to Tom Cruz he would win in a landslide.
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Yes, tdiinva, you will not lose because you will never fight. The Krauthammer, Hume, McCain, Rove army is the Army that likes to play cards and watch the weather. Pick their noses. Anything but stand up and fight and put persuasive arguments to the people to explain the dire situation we are in. Yes, we will be in chains and you will still be looking to the future, promising the far off day when you might get off your ass and fight the tyranny. But not today.
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Paint me cynical, but I'm not quite jumping on the Ted Cruz bandwagon. Could it be that the "fax-shutdown" was nothing more than Senator Cruz's way of ingratiating himself with GOP primary voters? Here are some facts:

1)Rubio's amnesty sell out essentially removed the only "conservative" from the primary field
2)The Establishment GOP is firmly behind a Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, or Mitch Daniels field. The GOP money bags will go their way
3)Cruz will face a variety of middle Conservatives (Rick Perry, maybe Sarah Palin, or perhaps Scott Walker)
4)Money is everything. The shutdown will turn out be a fund raising boon for Cruz. Self describer Tea Party guys love the man. In 2007, Ron Paul raised over $30 million via the internet alone. Cruz could raise between $100-150 million via the same method. He just needs to rally the troops. The Shutdown was just the deal to separate himself from others in the primary field, as he cannot expect to get a dime from Establishment finance source.
25 weeks ago
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If he does what we need him to, I honestly don't care. We need fighters, not whatever the hell Romney and McCain were.

We can't have another candidate that stands there fishmouthed when the moderator jumps in a lies for the other side.
25 weeks ago
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Supposing Cruz's motivations are money and increasing power: He acts a certain way to get money. He gets the money. He will be inclined to continue to act that way in the future to keep the money coming. He may be playing me, but I donate. "If he does what we need him to, I honestly don't care. We need fighters, not whatever the hell Romney and McCain were."
25 weeks ago
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Ted Cruz is not a fool. Those that wax eloquently about how out of step he is to stand up for a hopeless cause should take a nano second to think.

Who will be the spokesperson for the Conservatives?

Who is talking about the moderate senators that went along to get along or even know their names? Conventional wisdom says he should have remained in the flock of sheep and just pretended everything was going along swimmingly.

Will the next presidential candidate come from the flock or will he be either Cruz, Paul or Lee?

If Ted Cruz would change his name to Tom Cruz he would win in a landslide.
25 weeks ago
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"The ones who are endangering the full faith and credit of the United States are the Democrats." WRONG. Not to let the Dems off the hook but the Republicans grew the debt when they were in control and just voted (or stood by) to reopen the government without doing a single thing to curb spending. Even folks like Paul Ryan who really seem to get it and are willing to stand up and talk about reducing deficits are unwilling to name any substantial cuts they actually propose.

The real blame goes to the American voters who reelected our Community Organizer in Chief and keep electing these debt-crazy clowns every two years. A Republican Senate and White House might help a little but probably would just mean slightly lower annual deficits without any meaningful plan to balance the budget, let alone retire our debt. As much as I think W was better than O, he never reduced the national debt even when his party had majorities in both houses of Congress.
25 weeks ago
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Par: "Not to let the Dems off the hook but the Republicans grew the debt when they were in control..."

But see Tom Blumer's chart on page two for a look at what the Dems under King Obama have done.

http://pjmedia.com/blog/the-l-a-times-fiscal-fantasies/
25 weeks ago
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The problem with the truth as presented by our current putative Republican leaders is that it hurts too much. The upside gets no play.

Reagan knew how to speak truth as a happy warrior. We need happy warriors and a happy leader who can read George Guilder and offer hope to a people that is demoralized. The possibilities are endless if we can get our moral compass fixed and restore confidence, trust and integrity.
25 weeks ago
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Trying to address the deficit? I thought he was trying to stop O-care from happening. If Obama caved on implementation Cruz would have declared victory and voted for the same deal that we got in the end. You are very naive. By tying the budget to O-care he crippled any effort to restrain spending.
25 weeks ago
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Obamacare and the deficit are not unrelated. Stop Obamacare, and you have at least prevented the deficit from growing by a huge amount.

The idea that Obamacare will save the government money is one of the great lies fostered by Obama and the Democrats.
25 weeks ago
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We all agree that many - probably most - Americans don't think about or analyze political matters, instead they "feel". The left-dominated culture encourages emotion rather than thought because, hypocrites and capitalists that they are, it's easier to sell their products to non-judgmental dunderheads. They are much better salespeople than we are because the truth doesn't exist for them and is therefore not a hindrance. We, though, believe in the majesty of truth; the nasty job of PR, which requires a certain level of manipulation, is not appealing to us. If this doesn't change, and soon, we are doomed - not just as a party but as a country.

I'm not suggesting that we become a bunch of sociopathic manipulators of public opinion like those who run the other party, I'm suggesting that we become more aware of how the public thinks and which issues are simple enough to resonate with the general public. I'm sorry, but defunding Obamacare was a poorly-chosen issue upon which to spend so much political capital because it left the folks outside the Beltway wondering "What exactly does that mean?", "How do you do that?", "Isn't Obamacare a done deal?", "Who's Ted Cruz?" When you're trying to persuade people who only fathom things emotionally you have to grab them with a very easy to understand concept. I think that the dysfunction in DC, of which even the most oblivious are aware in one way or another, presents an opportunity to use term limits as a major party issue. We should have talking points - as much as I hate the concept, they work - so that every one with ears hears about the double-dipping of the furloughed government workers. This is an outrage that would certainly hit emotionally with people who live paycheck to paycheck. The fact that insurance companies are being fed wrong and possibly fraudulent information through the Obamacare network is another issue that could resonate. In other words, we have to be unified enough as a party to simplify our message so that we can break through the media smokescreen. Back in the Reagan years we had a brilliant PR guy - I think his name was Lee Atwood? - who did wonders for the Republican brand and was so good that the Dems hated him but quickly stole his methods. We need another one just like him.
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As I watch the debacle I can't help thinking that the only way forward is to let it go on until the Democrats are left holding the bag. It became clear to me just how bad the situation was in the 2012 vice presidential debate. Ryan was the best possible choice for a candidate who had a solid record for spending reform and all Biden had to do was roll his eyes in ridicule to make Ryan look like an earnest idiot. The problem was that Biden was representing the common sense of the American People - circa 1950. It is this very obsolete common sense that still holds sway. Some call it the Blue Model. Until it is well and truly discredited it is what many people want to believe is still the status quo. That they will get their pensions, their social security and that their cities wont turn into Detroit.
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Only the Democrats are NEVER left holding the bag".

The MSM sees to that.
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