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Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz 2016
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We've got a Carson thread, a Trump thread and probably some others, let's talk about Ted Cruz now.

Why did it take this long?

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#2
Because the Constitution always seems to be the last thing mentioned.
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Why not? He's a sneaky politician like the rest but one of the better ones. What do you expect? He's a career politician. Generally speaking, you have to really feel a strong need to serve the country or have one heck of an ego to feed to want the job of President. I'm not sure which side he leans toward more. I'm inclined to say server but some of the shenanigans he's pulled so far, or people in his campaign in his name have pulled causes me to question that.


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#4
His momentum is going in the wrong direction since Iowa. When Trump wins evangelicals in SC and Hispanics in Nevada, Cruz has no chance. The only question is do his voters go to Rubio or Trump?
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#5
Is there any reason why everyone on our side shouldn't be backing Cruz 100%?

Serious question.

If history has taught me anything when it comes to our "elected representatives" its to distrust government and the people involved with it, be it career politicians or not. If we can't get someone who is serious about the constitution this time it's over. From everything I've seen so far Cruz is the only guy who has a complete understanding of how to bring our country back on the correct path. He seems to me like a constitutionalist, but I don't know what to think anymore.

I know one thing, if we can't get a true constitutionalist to replace Scalia and Obama, we're fucked. I'd rather the country go down under the watch of our enemy than while under the watch of a fake "conservative" who will forever make our cause look bad.

Take from that what you will.
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I'm a libertarian, so don't get to choose until the general election and by the time the primaries get around to us, the candidate has already been decided as far as who is running for the party. I'll vote for who ever is on the Republican ticket and I hope I don't have to hold my nose while doing it.
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#7
Oh, he's the one who looks like he's crying, or pooping himself.

I always picture a Hispanic when I hear his name and it takes me a few seconds to sort it out in my head.
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Mr_Gixxer;172841 Wrote:Is there any reason why everyone on our side shouldn't be backing Cruz 100%?

Serious question

1. Most people are not one issue voters. (I am assuming, perhaps wrongly, that you mean 2A supporters by "our side"). All the candidates are Pro 2A.

2. Cruz, like Obama, is a <one term US senator. What bureaucracy has he run except for his campaign, which has been suspect on the ethics front?

3. Up until last year he was a Canadian/Cuban/American citizen born on foreign soil. How far down the slippery slope running away from the constitution are we willing to go? It seems "natural born" has to be redefined every election.

4. He has no (zero) friends in Congress. They hate him and he has alienated leadership.

I have taken a few online issue based tests to match up with the candidates. I always come up 90%+ Cruz as the winner. If he gets the nomination I will vote for him and be happy if he is elected. However, I don't think he can win in November if he can't do better than third in the primaries getting 23% of the Republican vote.
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Coops;172849 Wrote:2. Cruz, like Obama, is a <one term US senator. What bureaucracy has he run except for his campaign, which has been suspect on the ethics front?

4. He has no (zero) friends in Congress. They hate him and he has alienated leadership.

Cruz is reputed (by his peers) to be an extremely ethical man (as said by Louie Gohmert this morning on Breitbart News Daily). Trump and Rubio are doing what politicians do best, attacking his strengths to make others believe he doesn't have one.

To say he has no friends in Congress is incorrect. What exists is a very large number of establishment Congressmen who will do anything necessary to hold onto power. Ted Cruz is one of the very few that are actively fighting to debase the establishment and return the federal govt back to it's rightful place.
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velkly;172851 Wrote:
Coops;172849 Wrote:2. Cruz, like Obama, is a <one term US senator. What bureaucracy has he run except for his campaign, which has been suspect on the ethics front?

4. He has no (zero) friends in Congress. They hate him and he has alienated leadership.

Cruz is reputed (by his peers) to be an extremely ethical man (as said by Louie Gohmert this morning on Breitbart News Daily). Trump and Rubio are doing what politicians do best, attacking his strengths to make others believe he doesn't have one.

To say he has no friends in Congress is incorrect. What exists is a very large number of establishment Congressmen who will do anything necessary to hold onto power. Ted Cruz is one of the very few that are actively fighting to debase the establishment and return the federal govt back to it's rightful place.

Yet he had to fire his campaign spokesman. Trump and Rubio did not make that up. Yes, he apologized to Carson...after he stole enough votes to win Iowa by telling voters Carson was withdrawing. But my point was not mainly directed at his ethics, but his experience running an organization. Cruz, Obama and Rubio have the same government experience. Bloviate and vote as one of 100 legislators. The only decisions they have to make is how to spin their vote with their constituents.

Like I said, I like his policies. Objectively, he cannot even win the Republican nomination let alone the general election.
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