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Cruz: GOP senators think they have 'foolish, gullible constituents'

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) explained fellow Republican senators’ anger over his filibuster of the debt-ceiling vote by saying that they hate being “forced to tell the truth.”

“In the 13 months I’ve been in the Senate, it has become apparent to me the single thing that Republican politicians hate and fear the most, and that is when they’re forced to tell the truth. It makes their heads explode,”

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robot999's picture

I'm still on the fence re: Cruz

He already has some strikes against himself in my book. But what will be the TELL for me is if he runs for POTUS. If he does, then he will be out as an Unconstitutional fraud since he is NOT natural born (father & mother were not US Citizens when he was born).

I believe Barry S. is not natural born (for the reason above), so I cannot let it pass if Cruz tries the same thing. I think that Cruz should back Rand 100%, and be his best political ally for Rands 2016 run - then I'll begin to trust him a little more.

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

They do have foolish and gullible constituents

They do have foolish and gullible constituents.

Most Americans are Sheeple or Homo Domesticus (Domesticated Man) as I've seen them described. Hardly anyone knows what a 'Right' is and even fewer exercise them. Daily Pauler's, for the most part IMO, are Homo Liberalis (Free Man) and are far fewer in number than Sheeple.

What I've seen is that when you have a bunch of Sheeple, you attract a bunch of wolves, when a bunch of wolves show up, you attract some Shepherds, when you have millions of Sheeple, the Wolves and Shepherds figure out that it is easier to work together and they eventually become this Duopoly where one does not exist without the other.

The Wolf in Shepherds clothing, or the Two Party System as some call it. They love when actual wolves show up, to reinforce their role as Shepherd, but hate it when real Shepherds show up or when some of their 'flock' turn out to be 'wild' (not domesticated) enough to take care of themselves.

The more the est attacks Cruz

the stronger he gets. A former Bush adviser attacks him here: http://keithhennessey.com/2014/02/15/cruz-debt-limit/

I find it so ridiculous as to how the GOP isolates guys like Lee, Paul and Cruz. "WHAT IS YOUR STRATEGY???"

The establishment just says to win the senate and potus then they can fix everything, yet John Cornyn as leader of the NRSC lost the GOP seats in the senate every election.

Instead of focusing Cruz's energy and helping them find ways to pass policy goals, they just leave them out to dry.


Teflon Teddy Cruz

Cruz is the guy counting on the fact that he has 'foolish, gullible constituents'...

Teddy, tell us about your political past and your wife's corporate relationships...

How about you don't go after

How about you don't go after ANY elected official when they're making sense? We should praise elected officials when they do good things. Mostly because we want to encourage that behavior.

Why attack Cruz when he's right? What purpose does your comment serve?

Now if Cruz made a bad vote; betrayed the constitution; then I'd say go after him! But according to this article Cruz spoke the truth!


I take it back fetus.
But in this instance only.

It's just that Cruz strikes me as the kind of guy who will capitalize on any opportunity to showcase himself and end up betraying America like any other politician.

Look at all the quotes from President Pinocchio before he was elected.

Anti-infinite debt ceiling
Anti-war on drugs
Anti-NSA spying
Anti-executive orders
Pro-Constitution! WTF?
The list is almost endless.

And he pronounced all of those positions with great effect.
So don't get your hopes up with Cruz.
Mark Levin's blessing should also be a red flag.

I know the Devil. And I'm very familiar with his tactics.
Those who don't believe he's real end up robbed and prematurely dead.

I agree...I'm keeping an eye

I agree...I'm keeping an eye on Cruz as we all are and should. We know about his wife's banking ties.

The C4L method is all about supporting and thanking pro-constitutional acts and criticizing unconstitutional acts. Otherwise you muddy waters and there's no concerted effort in one direction nor the other.

When Cruz betrays us (hopefully he doesn't) THEN we have to pounce on him (criticize him) with no mercy. Allegedly he's claiming to be pro-constitution; let it be until he violates that through his voting record.

No. That's Why Nobody I Know Likes Ted Cruz :)

No. That's Why Nobody I Know Likes Ted Cruz (nothing to do with this in particular which is a good thing).

Wisdom Strategies

so Teddy

How's this play with your wife?? You're highly mega bank connected wife . . . . . . . . Ted, ya that one.

Jackson County Georgia

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Thomas Jefferson

Michael Nystrom's picture

Thank you Houckie!

Keep these posts coming.

I know this isn't the "Glenn Beck" crowd or the "Ted Cruz" crowd, but I enjoy keeping abreast of what is going on in those parts as well.

Much better than being in an echo chamber. Here's a good quote from Cruz from that article:

“Make no mistake about it, this was their desired outcome,” Cruz said. “A lot of the Republicans wanted exactly what Barack Obama wanted, exactly what Nancy Pelosi wanted, exactly what Harry Reid wanted, which is to raise the debt ceiling, but they wanted to be able to tell what they view as their foolish, gullible constituents back home they didn’t do it.”

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

"It’s like they think the

"It’s like they think the American people are just a bunch of rubes, that we don’t remember what they say,” Cruz said.

I like Ted Cruz. He gets it. I understand his wife's banking and CFR ties. That's not a deal breaker. He's done more harm to the OGREs false narrative than anyone else in congress. (Old Guard Republican Establishment OGRE)

Beck, I like what he's saying right now. But I also liked what he was saying in 2010 and 2011. Promoting Hayek. As soon as 2012 came around he was horrible, absolutely horrible. After the election he sounded good again. I suspect he'll do the same in 2016.

"Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito."

Crossing the rube-icon

OGREs - best acronym of 2014 so far, hands down. If you don't mind I'm gonna spread that far and wide! BTW, in children's stories ogres are frequently portrayed as evil shape-shifters.

It is a great acronym. Spread it.

I can't take credit though. I first heard it from a local colorado republican website, ogreexposed.org

"Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito."