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Meet your Buddy: Sen. Ted Cruz

(1) The action or process of intervening.
(2) Interference by a country in another's affairs.

June 13, 2013 C-SPAN


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Certifiably insane...!!!!!!!

The both of them. One war after another! Scare/fear tactics. Chemical weapons (the same ones that dragged us into Iraq). Both of these career liars need to be ran out of town on a rail!

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

Why is the first video

Why is the first video loading so dam slow? I can't watch it.
In the second video, McCain and Graham are certifiable raving lunatics.

Here's what I heard

Today I ask all Americans to join me in urging the regime in Iran to tear down the walls of political and religious persecution, to relieve the pain of unnecessary hardship, and to renounce the isolation caused by Iran's aggressive and belligerent policies.

Since when is "urging the regime" warmongering?

I should have just left this thread die the death it deserves & I apologize for the bump.

And if they do not,

then what?

Urge Obama to 'make a difference'? 'Step in' to show/help them?

It is time that our politicians focus on straightening out America's problems first, and that entails/equates to leaving me and others alone, here and abroad.

I feel for the people in Iran. But just like here, they must stand on their own, for self dignity, for self respect, and for self-strength. Otherwise, it is for not.

Set the example here, and others will follow.

Thanks for bringing light to this thread. After all, spreading truth, and changing the hearts and minds of people is what we all should be doing.

You are a good guy, shootist, I hope that there are no hard feelings. I just wanted to interject :-)

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul


"I feel for the people in Iran. But just like here, they must stand on their own, for self dignity, for self respect, and for self-strength. Otherwise, it is for not."

But urging wouldn't hurt. That's all he's asking Americans to do. I do it every day, (I'm doing it now) & it's not interfering & doesn't cost a thing except a little time & effort.

Please leave O and the politicians out of this. All they do is...............well, you know.

"Please leave.....the politicians out of this"

Yes, I will.

So where does urging begin, but more importantly, end? Furthermore, are you urging the people, or the corrupt leaders of that nation? Will the corrupt leaders heed your words, or mine, or even a 'politician in power', when urged?

Setting actual examples goes much further than verbiage. Self-realization is the only way.

Your very good intentions are to be strongly admired. But you know what they say about good intentions. Caution: Once begun a path, where does the path ultimately lead.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

The urging has begun a long time ago....for me anyway

and it will never end & not by my choice but because of my nature.
I urge the the corrupt leaders in this country every day. I'll just expand my small but consistent sphere of influence. There's power in numbers.
Don't do nothing because you can only do a little.

Long day, my urging is retiring for the night.


I did not vote you down. I hope that today is a new day, and that you are refreshed :-)

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul


I love how he lists the terrible stats dealing with Irans economy that have occurred over recent years...and how it's horrible for the people (11% unemployment). Gee whiz....wonder how that happened? Could it be economic-destroying sanctions enforced by say.....the US? Timelines seem to coincide almost exactly...hmmmm.

Ted Cruz

...is a hard core neocon who pretends to be a conservative.
Have fun with Graham and McCain you dick Cruz.

Regretfully bought and paid for.

Who wrote your speech Tex? ah Ted. Who, in this world, this DP world which you seem to want to emulate, now or ever more, will take you seriously? You have been war mongered, sir, or you are just a puppet reader of war mongering trash. Get your gun and get in front of all those radical mercenaries and yell charge. Fat chance! You too encourage more young American military deaths in a manufactured conflict, for objectives that mean diddly squat to this fair land. Did that Arizona or that South Carolina senator critter bite you and cause a follow-me disease? Go back to your constituents and see how much they love what you just espoused. You will find out how wrong you are.

You could substitute "Iran" for "USA"......

but they will never practice what they preach to other nations now will they?!

If you can read this thank a teacher. Because it's in English thank a soldier!

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
- Alexis de Tocqueville

This is typical Iran stuff

Rand votes for this stuff too. He's not a non-interventionist. He's good on a great many other issues. Do I wish he wasn't? yup. But we won't get that from him.

We'd have gun control passed if Ted wasn't there putting up a fight vs Feinstein

Rand got a good breather for 2 hours thanks to Ted Cruz.

Ted is an ally, not an enemy.


You're close, but you don't quite see the whole picture

Ted and Rand are both posturing. We don't have the numbers to push them over the finish line. They're trying to bring in more support in the most benign way possible.
Rand pushes it a bit, but I understand why.

Then you have these troll weenies here trying to chip away at the base. They're as obvious as a turd in the punch bowl.

I'm still standing with Rand and Ted. Let's see if the weenies have any ammo to fire at me. (I'm not talking about you agonzo1, you did pretty good)

What about William Kristol

What about William Kristol then? Ally or enemy in your view?

After all, he does often write now about "limiting the scope of government" and even recently wrote an article titled, "Born Free":


He even used quotes from "leading libertarian legal thinkers" to make his point in his recent article titled "IRS Bad, NSA Good":


Indeed, it seem's that this Ted Cruz speech could have showed up just as easily as an article in the weekly standard.

So then, William Kristol... "ally" or "enemy" in your view?

William kristol


I think I hate that dbag more then all the rest of the other neocons combined.

Chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons...

chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons, chemical weapons..........

Repeat it long enough, and people will eventually believe it.

Chemical weapons!!!

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I thought for sure he was...

...going to say, "And we too were presented with two false choices, Obama and Romney...." and go down that path of showing that we are no better than corrupt and militant Iran.

But instead, he launches into warmongering.

God help us -- we are a sick and evil people, who delight in bloodshed.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

Me too!

No kidding! I thought he was talking about the U.S. until he mentioned "Khomeini". Even his economic analysis was interchangeable [keeping in mind that the slightly higher stats in Iran are due to our sanctions against it]. The rest is too, interchangeable. Any way in which the U.S. might seem to fall short by any measure is compensated by our Elites' vision of our American future. Iran is a bit ahead of us in many ways and behind in some, in manifesting a neoCon political utopia. It's the ways in which they are behind that are prompting our neoCons to kick theirs in the butt... um, something about the dollar and central banking...

Never trusted Cruz once I found out about his ties with Bush

This just vindicates my suspicions.

His opponent

for the seat was David Dewhurst. Whatever his faults, he represents a victory.

He's the GOP Flavor of the

He's the GOP Flavor of the Week.

Alex Jones said today the

Alex Jones said today the word "Google" was the name of an NSA database and the NSA agents referred to it as The Base. Then they referred to our enemy as Al Qaeda, referring to the Arabic name for The Base. You can't make this stuff up.

Economy In Shambles, 40% In Poverty -- I Wonder Why

Might it have anything to do with what Joe Biden called "the most crippling sanctions in the history of sanctions"?

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

BTW Fox is talking him up big

BTW Fox is talking him up big today. Wonder how his wife's career at Goldman Sacks is going???

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

Hey, Ted

What's the difference between Iran and the 2012 election in the United States? The democrats and republicans gave Americans a false choice, rigged votes in primaries, arrested people and some people were physically hurt. Just ask Ron Paul supporters, we'll fill you in...

Does Iran have the NSA and PRISM?

Does Iran spy on journalists and then file criminal charges calling them unindicted co-conspirators?

How about an IRS that targets one segment of the population asking them to disclose the contents of their prayers?

How about Manning, Padilla and Hamzi, all locked up for years without charges, lawyers and due process?

Iran stifles freedom of speech? People are detained and handcuffed in the United States for exercising their "freedom of speech." In fact, right in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, the cradle of liberty, the City of Brotherly Love.

Look around, Senator, before you start telling us what's wrong with another country.

never liked Cruz

Cruz, stop worrying about elections in other countries and worry about the ones in your own, warmongering sack..... How the hell is this prick going to talk about false elections when our elections are just as much as a farse......

Graham, I don't he need further comment. he's pure evil, and everyone already knows it.

WW3 - Coutesy of

John "Insane" McCain and Lindsay "Bam Bam" Graham.

What does every military conflict the US has been involved in since Viet Nam, directly or indirectly, and John McCain have in common? Please take this as a rhetorical question that answers itself.

Goodbye Cruz

Wow I actually had faith in this guy. His support base plummeted last night. Check out the comments on his facebook page.

Ted Cruz, you have learned NOTHING!

How unfortunate that my gut intuition has served me well.

It is truly heartening, saddening, what they may be going through. The people in Iran MUST learn to stand on their own, as we must do here. Until you learn and realize that, you are written OFF in my book.


"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul