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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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With raging and reprehensible party rhetoric, Democrats defend their complete party allegiance with vulgar words about Republicans. They behave in ways that would make a schoolyard bully blush. Yet, Democrats attack Republicans without intellectual principle and reason. Their arguments are based on obstinance, not substance.

Where is the knowledge? Where are the facts? Where are the answers? Where is American dignity? Where is American character? Congress has lower ratings than a cockroach not only because of the darkness and devastation they are heaping upon the American people but because of the way they act toward one another. Not only are there no facts and no plans for fiscal solvency, there is no decency, no respect.

Since Americans can’t understand the mechanisms of government – they feel. How do most Americans feel? They feel like they are drowning in a state of ignorance and powerlessness regarding their own government. They feel like they are stuck in neutral as they watch their representatives writhe in quagmire. They feel that in order to get out, Americans need a strong antidote to the current duplicity. What is this antidote? TRUTH. Americans are blinded from the truth because it is hidden in party rhetoric, bloated bills and incoherent, brutal dialogue – strategic manipulation that blinds the average American.

This is why so many Americans outside of the beltway were uplifted and encouraged by the likes of Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Jeff Sessions, Jim Inhofe and Louie Gohmert. These men stood on truth. These men stood on principle. These men were fighting on the solid ground of common sense.

It was an effort whose time had come.

They were taking a stand for the average American who feels like she is not being heard. They were shedding the light on the dark abyss of a 2,700-page bill that has resulted in over ten million words of regulations. Their acts built an exciting momentum that still buoys many Americans today. It brought national attention to Obamacare and how it will affect all Americans in a negative and perhaps devastating way. History will make Ted Cruz the Paul Revere of American medical care.

To those Democrats and Republicans in Congress, and the press, who denigrated the Ted Cruz team tactics, the fact remains that Congress holds the purse strings to fund or defund laws and Congress can make new laws to replace bad ones. Yes, mandatory spending needs to be tackled. Yes, new tax plans need to be tackled, but so does Obamacare. Why did so many Republicans abandon this truth?

The fact remains that this effort to tackle Obamacare by a few brave men did not stifle the negotiations with Democrats. As if… as if the Democrats were going to negotiate. Democrats do not want to negotiate and Democrats do not want to deal with any pertinent issues. Democrats want to spend and tax. Next on Obama’s list is not negotiating on these core issues. Next on Obama’s agenda is immigration. Dealing with the vast array of endangered entitlements is not on his list, and neither is the wrath of Obamacare. The failings of the Affordable Care Act will not be mentioned, acknowledged or negotiated by Obama, period.

A great leader does not allow his ego to usurp the well-being of the American people.

So what happens? The facts don’t matter to Obama. The facts don’t matter to the Democrats. The facts don’t seem to matter to the liberal press. Hide them. Shadow them. Discourage them. Keep the American people in the dark with comprehensive — incomprehensible — bills.

Ted Cruz and his team stood in the light to present the facts, to highlight the facts and to stand by the truth. How disappointing it is that more Republicans didn’t stand by them. Alexander Hamilton wrote in the Federalist that the states, which would be represented in the federal government by the senators, would sound the alarm if the government got out of control. The 17th Amendment stripped the states of this right. Ted Cruz and his team sounded the alarm for the states and for the people of the United States.

A man of great character does not lead by his next election or a man of great character leads by doing what is right.

Abraham Lincoln ring a bell?

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Janine Turner is a longtime actress and a talk radio show host. She appears regularly on Friday editions of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor.

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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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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."
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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/
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year ago
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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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