Ted Cruz Woos New York Republicans but Skips All Talk of 2016

May 30, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WMAN-AM Mansfield

At a dinner with donors Wednesday night, the Texas freshman stressed the positive-saying the GOP should be the party of the 47 percent urged his fellow GOPers to become less the Party of Romney and the Rich and focus their rhetoric more on providing the poor with a pathway up the economic ladder.

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Reality Check

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May 31, 2013
 
Common sense will tell you that a person with Presidential ambitions would speaks of broader spectrum of things that reflects the aspirations of all interest groups from top to bottom and not to a few.

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Common sense will tell you that a person with Presidential ambitions would speaks of broader spectrum of things that reflects the aspirations of all interest groups from top to bottom and not to a few.
No he doesnt care care about cpos' like you.

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Ted Cruz is a truly good man
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Let me be the first to welcome Ted Cruz to a Topix board discussion. It’s great, if not amusing, to hear that he’s going the route of trying to sound like a “compassionate” conservative and even greater, if not even more amusing, to hear that he’s “skipping all talk of 2016.” However, why should we trust anything he says about anything?  After all, the new Republican position is to try to appear less hostile to its vast array of alienated voter groups, placing Cruz’ position fully in line with the GOP’s “new normal.”

It will be interesting,of course, to watch Ted Cruz being a good Republican struggling against himself — saying what he means and denying that he means what he says.

“You can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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kuda wrote:
Let me be the first to welcome Ted Cruz to a Topix board discussion. It’s great, if not amusing, to hear that he’s going the route of trying to sound like a “compassionate” conservative and even greater, if not even more amusing, to hear that he’s “skipping all talk of 2016.” However, why should we trust anything he says about anything?  After all, the new Republican position is to try to appear less hostile to its vast array of alienated voter groups, placing Cruz’ position fully in line with the GOP’s “new normal.”
It will be interesting,of course, to watch Ted Cruz being a good Republican struggling against himself — saying what he means and denying that he means what he says.
“You can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
You just described BO's campaign rhetoric...he evolved from his first "heartfelt" opinions of important issues, but when a republican does the same, he/she flip -flops, right??? Give me a break.
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While you seem to want to respond to my post about Ted Cruz, you FOR SOME RRASON made a giant leap to talk about President Obama. I’m always willing to give anyone arguing reasonably the benefit of doubt, but can’t give you the “break” that you begged since, through some sleight of hand, you attempted to side-step the issue completely by changing the subject.

An appropriate argument against my opinion would necessarily focus on your opinion about Ted Cruz, not President Obama. Surely you could find something positive to say about him, preferably true of course. No one’s all bad or all good.

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While you seem to want to respond to my post about Ted Cruz, you FOR SOME RRASON made a giant leap to talk about President Obama. I’m always willing to give anyone arguing reasonably the benefit of doubt, but can’t give you the “break” that you begged since, through some sleight of hand, you attempted to side-step the issue completely by changing the subject.
An appropriate argument against my opinion would necessarily focus on your opinion about Ted Cruz, not President Obama. Surely you could find something positive to say about him, preferably true of course. No one’s all bad or all good.
Only time will tell if Cruz will in fact change his stance on important issues. We can't know for sure what is in his heart or his head, now can we? For the moment, he has been consistant.
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<quoted text>Only time will tell if Cruz will in fact change his stance on important issues. We can't know for sure what is in his heart or his head, now can we? For the moment, he has been consistant.
I agree that (1) we can't know for sure what is in Ted Cruz’ heart or his head and (2) that he’s been consistent.

I would not be surprised if he changed his rhetoric on important issues. That would be consistent with the GOP’s latest strategy — to try to appear less offensive to voters by saying what they want to hear. During the transition, however, there’s a lot of saying what they mean and then denying that they mean what they say. We’ll see.

I sincerely want to see the GOP pull itself together to become a viable political party once again that can win elections “fair and square” without being dishonest. At this point, it still seems pretty “iffy.”
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<quoted text>No he doesnt care care about cpos' like you.
You may be right morality would not give me the chance to allow him the opportunity to enjoy the benefits that my support could bring.

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Woo Woo ~ Biffy Clyro
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SENATE DEMS VOTE TO PROVIDE OBAMACARE TO ILLEGAL ALIENS
http://patdollard.com/2013/03/senate-dems-vot...

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SENATE DEMS VOTE TO PROVIDE OBAMACARE TO ILLEGAL ALIENS
http://patdollard.com/2013/03/senate-dems-vot...
The demobrats are scared to death of the new "Ted" on the block.....They're already pushing him or Rand to run for president. I'm still going for Perry, but Scott Walker has made some noise, since he straightened Wisconsin out.
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Jack from Bedias wrote:
<quoted text>The demobrats are scared to death of the new "Ted" on the block.....They're already pushing him or Rand to run for president. I'm still going for Perry, but Scott Walker has made some noise, since he straightened Wisconsin out.
I’m with you, Jack. It would be great if the GOP would nominate either Perry or Walker. However, I’d also be pleased if they nominated either Cruz or Paul.

I look forward the next series of GOP debates and wish they’d bring back Bachmann, Cain, McCain and Romney and maybe add a few new hopefuls for good measure. Do you think Christy will still be in exile for colluding with the enemy? How about Rubio?
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And that reminds me, whither Sarah Palin? Is she still in exile or might she possibly be tapped to head the next GOP ticket? I should certainly like to see her added to the mix.

Has anyone else noticed the similarity between Sarah Palin and Theodore Roosevelt? History does sometimes appear to repeat itself:

The Bull Moose Party was formed by then former President Theodore Roosevelt, after a split in the Republican Party between himself and President William Howard Taft. TR was widely recognized as a rugged guy who loved to hunt big game. TR boasted,“It takes more than that to kill a bull moose” while giving a scheduled campaign speech minutes after being wounded in an assassination attempt during the 1912 campaign in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Flash ahead one hundred years to find the Republican Party once again on the verge of being split apart, this time not by a progressive like TR, but by extremist conservatives like Sarah Palin, who is widely recognized as a rugged gal and incidentally loves shooting moose from helicopters, a modern comfort that was unavailable to TR.

From Bull Moose to Slaughtered Moose — a hundred years of progress.
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Palin ?? Yeah, we need more quitters in the "mix".....
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Jack from Bedias wrote:
<quoted text>The demobrats are scared to death of the new "Ted" on the block.....They're already pushing him or Rand to run for president. I'm still going for Perry, but Scott Walker has made some noise, since he straightened Wisconsin out.
Wisconsin is doing awful in the way of job creation and unemployment. Walker is now selling off gov assets for short term gains but will hurt more in the long run (prison, schools, parks). I am not sure what you mean by "straightened out"?
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Wisconsin is doing awful in the way of job creation and unemployment. Walker is now selling off gov assets for short term gains but will hurt more in the long run (prison, schools, parks). I am not sure what you mean by "straightened out"?
As I recall, it was the other way around. Gov. Walker got “straightened out” by the people of Wisconsin when he backed down to mob of angry villagers carrying pitchforks and torches stormed his castle. He should be credited with having enough sense to wave the white flag and learn from experience. He frankly surprised me.
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What is this 2016 nonsense? Elect a political neophyte like Obama with no experience and no track record and you get the economic disaster we are in now.

Cruz is not nearly ready to run for national office. Maybe in ten or fifteen years...
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neutral observer wrote:
What is this 2016 nonsense? Elect a political neophyte like Obama with no experience and no track record and you get the economic disaster we are in now.
Cruz is not nearly ready to run for national office. Maybe in ten or fifteen years...
Please watch a real news channel for accurate information about our economic recovery. The unemployment rate is improved but still unacceptable, but Wall Street is doing great, as is deficit reduction.

It’s OK to be an Obama hater (well, not really), but spreading misinformation to express it is an embarrassment (among other things). It’s far better to appear educated and well-informed.

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kuda wrote:
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As I recall, it was the other way around. Gov. Walker got “straightened out” by the people of Wisconsin when he backed down to mob of angry villagers carrying pitchforks and torches stormed his castle. He should be credited with having enough sense to wave the white flag and learn from experience. He frankly surprised me.
Yes, the mob of angry villiagers carrying pitchforks and torches called demobrats, and they still lost. lol.

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