Establishment Republicans Exposed, Terrified As Ted Cruz Expands Conservative Reach

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Last week, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who has earned a reputation for being hated by Democrats and Republican Party elders alike, spoke to a gathering at the Value Voters Summit. The Senator wasted no time criticizing the White House and his GOP detractors, sending a message that he’s on a mission to change the way Washington works to the benefit of conservatism.

Cruz lamented that the Administration of Barack Obama is determined to “violate every single one of our Bill of Rights” and that establishment Republicans have failed time and again to sufficiently push back against the President’s progressive policies.

According to the Senator, conservatives must act now or risk sending the Nation down the road to ruin.

“We can’t keep going down the road much longer. We’re nearing the edge of a cliff, and our window to turn things around I don’t think is long — I don’t think it’s 10 years,” he said.

Cruz blamed the Republicans’ inaction in fighting Obama’s big-spending and unConstitutional policies on establishment politicians’ unwillingness to take political risks to execute the will of their constituents.

“If there is one overall strategy in Washington it is risk aversion,” Cruz said, calling out fellow Republicans who have not stood with him in his crusade against Obamacare. “We went over their heads — to the American people.”

The possible 2016 Presidential contender went on to say that the idea that true conservatism isn’t politically viable is a myth perpetuated by the mainstream media.

“The greatest trick the left has ever played is to convince conservatives we cannot win. The media will tell us that believing in free market values, believing in the Constitution, believing in freedom are extreme views. It is a lie,” he said.

Cruz was joined at the Value Voters Summit by Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), as well as Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who addressed the crowd via video.

Past gatherings of the Summit have featured politicians like former Senator Rick Santorum, who, unlike Cruz and Paul, paid far more lip service to issues close to the hearts of evangelical Christians. The inclusion of speakers who are less interested in moral crusading and more interested in protecting the values of Christian conservatives through small government could represent a shift that will allow Republicans to gain more appeal among nonreligious voters in coming elections, while still satisfying those conservatives heavily concerned with social issues.

“This is not a fundraiser, nor an endorsement of U.S. Senator Rand Paul or U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, just a great opportunity for you to get to know them and discuss your ideas and views with them and hear of their lives, faith, and respective vision for our nation,” organizer Robert Fischer wrote in an email invitation to evangelical Christian leaders.

While Cruz was well-received by the crowd, there were some hecklers present as he spoke, to whom he replied: “It seems President Obama’s paid political operatives are out in force today. And you know why? Because the men and women of this room scare the living daylights out of them.”

It is just as likely, however, that establishment Republicans could have sent “paid political operatives” to heckle the Tea Party Senator as he spoke, as members of the Party’s old guard have taken every opportunity to criticize Cruz and his allies in recent weeks.

Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) attacked Cruz late last week, saying: “To somehow think that we were going to repeal Obamacare, which would have required 67 Republican votes [in the Senate] was a false premise, and I think we did the American people a great disservice. … We started out with a false premise on this side of the aisle. Shouldn’t we be embarrassed about this? Shouldn’t we be ashamed?”

And Representative Peter King (R-N.Y.) has barely been able to complete a sentence in recent weeks without tossing in a criticism of Cruz, who he blames for “hijacking” the GOP.

“I don’t consider these guys conservatives. I think the party is going in an isolationist trend. It’s appealing to the lowest common denominator in many ways. And this whole threat of defunding the government, to me, is not conservative at all,” King told POLITICO, later adding: “Maybe we do live in different worlds. These guys from the Ted Cruz wing live in their own echo chamber.”

In a separate interview with Bloomberg, King shrieked, “We can’t allow 30 or 40 people to hijack the Republican Party. We’ve got to call them on it. We can’t allow a small minority of a party to hijack it and, again, cause catastrophic problems, not just for our party — that’s our problem — but for the country. It’s 800,000 people out of work because of 30 or 40 people.”

Fortunately for Cruz, GOP lawmakers like McCain and King have sidestepped the wishes of conservative voters on so many occasions that they are likely to be to be viewed by conservative voters as lukewarm conservatives of the Mitt Romney variety, which was proven unpopular among that voter bloc in the past two Presidential elections.

And what Cruz lacks in popularity in elitist GOP circles is made up for by some pundits with major reach among conservative voters coming to his defense.

On Thursday, FOX pundit Charles Krauthammer ridiculed Cruz and his allies as being part of the “kamikaze brigade” and the “suicide caucus,” and claimed that the Tea Party lawmakers didn’t have a plan going in to the “delusional” defund strategy.

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh quickly jumped to Cruz’s defense on his nationally syndicated radio show, saying that the Republican Party is simply attempting to cover for failing to take any real action to defeat Obama’s policies by portraying lawmakers like Cruz as “reckless amateurs who almost brought down the government” and portraying the “mature establishment types” as ones “who know what they are doing.”

“None of this would be happening if it hadn’t been for the defund and delay strategy of Cruz and [Senator Mike] Lee and the people who joined them,” Limbaugh said. “So the point is that the establishment is still hell-bent on demolishing and discrediting the Tea Party and the ‘Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and whoever else was involved’ coalition.”

Limbaugh went on to note that if “Lee and Cruz had not done this, Obamacare would be fully funded, the debt limit would have been increased,” and “because Lee and Cruz insisted on this, the Democrats were exposed.”

“If it hadn’t been for Cruz and Lee, we wouldn’t be having this conversation about Obamacare or entitlement spending or the debt or the debt limit,” Limbaugh declared. “We wouldn’t see Obama’s approval ratings plunging. We wouldn’t be as focused on the failure of the Obamacare website as we are, I guarantee you. It’s all combined here.”

The radio host concluded by crediting Cruz and company with forcing Republicans to fight, rather than roll over and accept Democrat demands as they have in past budget debates.

“If Ted Cruz and Mike Lee hadn’t done that, you know where we’d be right now?” Limbaugh asked. “The Republicans would have long ago caved. We would have Obama fully implemented. We’d have the debt limit raised. It would have been a grand-slam, slam-dunk win for Obama and the Democrats.”

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Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • Dale DuBois

    Obamacare is not about healthcare, it’s all about control of the good people of America. Cruz has enough brains to know what the future holds if Obamacare is allowed.
    This so called healthcare has been in the planning for years and as many pages
    as there is in it, was not written overnight. People don’t realize that what we
    are now seeing was not planned over the last few years. A force (I will call
    these people who are taking America down a FORCE for now) greater than America
    has been working on bringing America to it’s knees has been going on for lots
    of years. Obama is only a (PLANT) and is taking orders from this force. This
    force is comprised of mostly the rich of the Middle East and several other
    haters of America, Obama and his wife are just 2 of them. This force now has
    America down to it’s lowest level ever. Now that this FORCE has America at this
    level, they are not about to give up now, things will only get worst. Think
    not, just look at what Obama is getting by with and no-one is doing anything
    about it. Obama and this FORCE have only hit one snag and that is America’s
    guns but in time they will figure out a way to rid the good Americans of their
    guns and not the criminals guns as they need these guns to work for them. Now
    we come to the Rhino’s in out Government and why did they become Rhino’s, it’s
    because they know what is going on and wish to stay alive. What has this FORCE
    got planned next, nothing good for sure. The FEMA CAMPS will have plenty of
    room after the FORCE wipes out half of the American population. Think not, have
    you seen the pictures of the burial vaults and what about all of that ammo that
    they have been hoarding for the last few years.

    • Stephen Lawson

      Obamacare is a socialist death trap of graft and corruption. It was created by lobbyists for the medical industrial complex as a way of growing its consumer base with the guarantee of benefit payments from the Federal Treasury. It’s a redistributive system that steals from the producers in order to feed the corporatocracy.

      • Barakolips

        Bingo, that is exactly what Obamacare is, a massive redistribution of wealth, stealing from producers and giving to the takers. From day one I have been saying this.

      • Vis Fac

        You want to know what is in ODUMBOCARE and what our congress voted for but didn’t read just so they could recess/

        View this ten and a half minute video which came out BEFORE ODUMBOCARE was passed It had been hacked and blocked several times prior to the vote but since “it’s the law” there is now free access..

        Don’t say you weren’t warned!!!

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

    • satelliter

      The gov. is now buying up all the survival food packages produced by private companies, so the public won’t have access to any.

  • Robert Courtney

    Rep King says ““I don’t consider these guys conservatives.”
    Of course you don’t,RINO dolt, you don’t know a conservative from a wood chip.
    YOU certainly aren’t one.
    And this idiot is running for the GOP POTUS nomination?
    REALLY?

  • 1baronrichsnot1

    Robert, you guys had better absorb this article and its’ content. It is the truth! Nothing Rino about Ted, Mike, Rush, and 67% of the population! We know who the Rinos are, and we know who the idiots are, it’s as plain as the azz on a cat, These guys are scholars, they are top of class leaders and grads of the best schools in america! They know a scam when they see one, and so do I. You must be a product of ged, geds are not educated. They merely pass a test they memorized the answers to. You my friend are an uneducated fool! You really don’t have proof for your statements now do you? I don’t believe you are qualified to make any more statements, we know what you are. A progressive/marxist!

    • Karolyn

      Where did Rush go to school? He, in fact has no had no higher education. But, that is besides the point and “going to the best schools in America” has nothing to do with common sense, doing the “right” thing or even being wise.

      • Jana

        Exactly and God raised up Rush Limbaugh for this time as he is so needed. He is needed because he tells it like it is, and he tells the truth.

      • JimH

        Hi Karolyn,You’re correct. Education doesn’t equal wisdom.
        Education is knowing a tomato is a fruit and not a vegetable.
        Wisdom is not putting a tomato in a fruit salad.

  • Liz

    The reason, in my opinion, some people feel Cruz is radical is because the Progressive Liberals have pushed our Country so far left. Some Republicans are leaning to the left because they may think it is the only way to survive. Look what this Administration has accomplished so far, O’Bama gets his way on EVERYTHING and if you get in his way you are audited, intimidated and probably threatened. Cruz is one of the folks that is willing to fight for the Constitution and US no matter what people say about him. I, for one, don’t consider him a radical, I consider him a true American!

    • Miyako

      LIZ..I Admire Your Intelligence. You Hit The Nail Directly On Its Head. I’ve Said All Along…..The Bolshevik Media In America Wants To Paint ANY Conservative As A Radical In The Mold Of a NAZI Or Fascist. They Support The Socialist Takeover Of America. They Support The Welfare Programs In America To Put Class Warfare (Minorities) Against The Oppressor…..The White Man And His Power Structure. LIZ…..Your And Angel.

      • Jana

        Most of the media ARE the Socialists of America. This is where their heart, their mouth, their pen and their stand is. This is why Obama has been able to get such a foot hold in this country without really being challenged. This is also why blogs such as Personal Liberty are so important. We all need to know we aren’t the only ones out here feeling this way.
        The Republican main stream Party ie: McCain does not speak for Conservatives.
        GO TED CRUZ!!!

    • denise0513

      Thank you, Liz! Many years ago, I stopped affiliating with ANY party. I began looking for people who could best address the issues, believed in the U.S. Constitution, and who I felt were best for the job. In my opinion, PARTY=pimp and politicians within a PARTY = political prostitutes who will sell out the USA at the drop of a dime in order to fulfill their own agenda. I like Ted Cruz because he believes in the Constitution and does not allow any person to deter him from his beliefs. He has many haters in congress but insists on standing his ground. He is an American! I also admire Mike Lee for the same reasons. These 2 men compliment each other. Lee is a bit more soft spoken but he is on the same page with Cruz. I pray for these men and the few others like them, that they may survive the assaults and rise to bring back the United States to its former glory.

      • Vis Fac

        Unfortunately we as a nation are fixated on labels we seem to “need’ to belong to something. Unfortunately in order to “register” to vote one must “declare’ a affiliation to a political party. I myself am Independent for voting purposes only as I am not limited, identified, or aligned with any party. As always I conduct my own research and vote for the best candidate (despite the media’s choice of who is the best candidate)

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

    • satelliter

      Amen to that…. I cruise with Cruz. At least he doesn’t constantly spew out lies just to attract followers.

    • Vis Fac

      FYI I am a TERRORIST at least according to liberals lame stream media and our government. I hold family values responsibility SMALLER government and the Constitution as our MAIN priorities. Unlike ODUMBO and the other sheeple who ascribe to liberal one dimensional idiotological dogma.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

  • 4lifeandfreedom

    Look at the circle of power and see that satan is the big dot in the middle, knowing his time is short and he is recruiting many to accompany him to the depths of hell.

  • Arkansas Girl

    If McCain, King and others would have gone full tilt boogie to repeal ObamaCare with Cruz and Paul, WE THE PEOPLE would be very happy indeed.

    • janna

      Arkansas Girl
      we must under any and all circumstance preserve the right to starve to death
      got cancer=must be the will of “GOD”
      at least one does not have to sit in front of a Deathpanel
      do cut the Taxes of the Koch brothers,so they can continue to Create Jobs
      “We” the People elected President Obama
      get a life

      • Briylaln

        Janna – are you and doc the same person?

        • JimH

          No, they just smoke the same hope-ium.

      • satelliter

        Check your numbers, only HALF of “we the people” elected Obama and the half that won needed large numbers of fraudulent voters to do so.

        • Briylaln

          Come on now. We know there aren’t any fraudulent voters, the government told us.

      • Jana

        You sound just like your MASTER OBAMA. He said” I’m President now”. So now we do things his way or no way.
        got cancer over 70 -must be the will of Obama -TAKE A PILL FOR THE PAIN then go ahead and die.
        The IRS is in charge of the ACA. I know janna you are so proud. The IRS has proven themselves to be as honest as you probably are (NOT)!!!!

      • Blank Reg

        “We” do not live in a “democracy”, which means the Tyranny of the Majority. We live in a Republic, whereby the minority cannot be abused by such. You can’t claim the “right” to steal from someone in order to get something YOU want for “free”. YOU get a life.

    • Vis Fac

      I have absolutely no respect for MCLAME a RINO is more dangerous than a DUMBOCRITE. I view MCLAME as a traitor giving in to radicalism out to destroy not to defend the America people.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

  • ron

    I said before that the old regime of Repub’s are the same as the Dems and they want us to believe they are fighting for a free America when in fact they are lying, cheating and stealing from us and will bring Socialism to the USA along with the Dems!!! We need to vote out every Repub along those lines and replace them with Tea Party candidates and when We The People are in control of the former Reublican Party we then can go after liberalism and crush the Democratic Party and all it stands for. It is the only way we can rebuild America and bring morality back to this country before God has to do it for us!!! Socialsm and the power of the elite over us is at stake here, our basic rights to remain free! The McCain/ King demagogues are wolves in sheep’s clothing as they have proven time and time again. They have fallen to the spell of the Anti-Christ, Obama, and believe if they side with him, they will be spared and remain part of the elite, but, evil deceives and eats its’ own eventually!!

    • Karolyn

      So it’s “my way or no way” with you. Sounds like fascism.

      • Ron

        certainly not your way!!!

  • Doc Sarvis

    I saw several of those speeches from the conference on C-Span last Friday including Mr. Cruz. The take away is that the Tea Party/ultra Conservatives continue to marginalize themselves from the majority of Americans.

    • Briylaln

      Would not expect anything less from you.

    • satelliter

      From what I see happening to this country, I want to marginalize myself from the majority of Americans also. “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president…..Amen

      • rbrooks

        you claim you want to remove yourself from america. which is what the tea party and many of the followers of this site want as well.

        old cruz traveled a long ways to get to america.

        the question is why he would have come so far to a country he now claims to hate so much.

        why would those of you who claim to hate this country continue to live here?

        • Vis Fac

          I don’t think Cruse had to travel to get to America as he was born here. His parents only needed to travel about 90 miles. If that seem so be far to you then you need to rest a bit, so then according to your gauge of ergonometric output you have climbed Mount Everest.

          You are as lame as a 50 year old mule and one hundredth as smart.

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est
          Semper-Fi

          • rbrooks

            birth

            Rafael Edward Cruz

            December 22, 1970

            calgary, ab, canada

          • Jana

            You don’t consider Canada part of America???? No one said he was born in the United States. I told you you don’t have any reading comprehension!!!

          • Vis Fac

            To parents who were AMERICAN citizens.. I find it fascinating you and other liberals don’t mind playing the role of birther but when the qualifications of your ‘boy” was questioned you went absolutely NUTZ Typical of a hypocritical liberal.

            When are you going to answer my questions HUH when??
            I OWN you now I’ll FLUSH you!!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • rbrooks

            actually his father came from cuba.

            doesn’t that make him just like obama?

            i find it fascinating that you have to insult and label. tho you really have nothing else.

          • Vis Fac

            And you are just like what you called the republican birthers only worse you are a HYPOCRITE to boot!!!

            Again your credibility has been compromised and I OWN YOU

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • rbrooks

            the birthers are brain dead morons. like you.

            you have no creditability to compromise.

            your comparative logic is a failure, as usual.

          • Vis Fac

            Yet it’s perfectly fine for you do do what you accuse us of doing?

            I have one word for you HYPOCRISY No more need be said

            If you like me I am in your heart If you hate me I got to you and am on your mind and own you.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • rbrooks

            Yet it’s perfectly fine for you do do what you accuse us of doing? <<

            i never accused cruz of not being able to hold any office. nor have i asked to see his birth certificate.

            I have one word for you HYPOCRISY No more need be said<

            there is more than one word for you. stupid. liar. coward. pathetic.

            you are totally meaningless and of no value.

          • Vis Fac

            Once again your own argumentative words slipped away from the vacuum in your cranial cavity.You labeled me a birther and a moron

            Your words ”
            the birthers are brain dead morons. like you.

            So when ODUMBO’s Birth certificate was challenged you people went APE$HIT but when you apply the same scrutiny to someone that does not support YOUR agenda you say it’s OK for you to use pejorative character assassination. With this being the case you are in fact a HYPOCRITE.
            I find it pathetic you liberals always resort to character assassination when you have no lucid argument Had you an iota of common sense sophistication and a quality education you might be able to conduct logical debate and be taken seriously. FAT chance of that occurring anytime soon!!

            If you like me and what I say I am in your heart If you hate me and I have gotten to you and am on your mind and own you.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • rbrooks

            you resort to character assassination in your every post. you are simply too stupid to realise just how stupid you are. you show all the signs of being a liberal.

            it is amusing to watch your childish attempts.

          • Vis Fac

            You fired the first salvo my friend I reply in kind if you cannot stand the ridicule you bring upon yourself I suggest you simply pipe down.

            If you love to be ridiculed then by all means continue. I’m sure you will be accommodated!!

            If you like me and what I say I am in your heart If you hate me and I have gotten to you and am on your mind and own you.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • rbrooks

            i like the reaction that viewers have when they read your posts, the posts of your fellow fanatics and the story’s by the authors.

          • Vis Fac

            rbrooks I see you haven’t anything to refute my accusations of you firing the first salvo even you had to admit to that and the fact this is what liberals do when backed into a corner. Enough of my posting of fact!
            More to the point; when are you going to provide the answers to the questions I (capitalized) asked you earlier? You know the ones regarding piling up debt taxing business out of business etc”? Remember those questions?
            I said that you would sidestep and refuse to respond and I was correct . So like the typical dumbed down liberal you go off on a different tangent with the inane blather you posted above. GOTTA love those liberals and their penchant for avoiding direct inquiry.

            Since you refuse to answer it proves liberals haven’t answers for anything however they’re quite adept at skirting issues and creating problems.

            To that end rbrooks you are a LOSER a pathetic one at that.

            I OWN you.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • rbrooks

            why would i refute your lies? they are all you have.

            if you ever post any factual questions, let me know.

            please keep posting your tirade. you do more to divert voters to the democrats than the democrats could ever do on their own.

          • Vis Fac

            rbrooks You have yet to answer my questions I put forth regarding liberal one dimensional idiot-ology. Until you do anything you say is just garbage designed to avoid answering this because of the LIES you believe from lame stream media and your political party.

            Since you have been programmed by liberal one dimensional idiot-ological indoctrination camp all you know are lies you perceive these prevarications as truth and anything different received in that minuscule vacuum between your ears you perceive to be lies.

            You have trouble with reality as well as spelling and diction so how could you possibly have anything to refute what others accuse you of?

            You are DOA and I OWN you Now answer my Questions or shut up as you have ZERO credibility.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • rbrooks

            i was watching ann coulter as the house passed the spending bill.

            she says you are the reason the gop is not winning. she is right.

            keep up the good work.

            so much for cruz and you tea baggers.

          • Vis Fac

            So who the hell care what you watch or what you have to say? You haven’t answered my questions I put to you so what ever you have to say is a non issue.

            Dimwits like you only exist to be made fun of and we are highly amused by your antics and pseudo sophistication.

            Answer my questions otherwise who cares what you have to say Certainly not I(capitalized you moron)

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • rbrooks

            you have the same failure as the other tea baggers.

            now that is amusing.

          • jimzimmerman

            What have you got Brooks? Do you know something we don’t ? If so spill. Are you Barry’s daddy?
            At least Ted Cruz’s mother wasn’t a whore that would spread her legs for anyone that happened to be a communist, and had a few cervazes or a spliff in them. And Cruz’s father risked his life attempting to escape a communist Cuba, to be free in the US. And Cruz KNEW who is parents were. Barry needs a DNA test to really know who is father was. Was it Barry senior who was already married with children or was it Frank Marshall or perhaps George Soros that wanted a piece of that sweet young white girl, who just happened to like exotic meat.
            Yes I said it. Prove me wrong. Unleash some records. Ann Dunham hadn’t a clue who Barry’s daddy is. And neither does he. Unfortunate she is deceased huh?Semper-FI

        • Jana

          Obviously you can’t read or comprehend what you have read. He didn’t say anything about removing himself from America like you said.

          satelliter said, ” I want to marginalize myself from the majority of Americans also.”

          That means he wants to stay or keep away from those who would seek out to destroy our great country either by stupidity or just plain ignorance. We have them both, and the sad part is THEY VOTE.
          We also have those who willfully and intentionally have decided to change the United States, and not for the better, and the little ignorant minions who have their hands out have just willy nilly jumped on the band wagon. How sad.

          • rbrooks

            you mean the corporations, farmers, oil companys, banks, defense contractors, etc., who have their hands out.

            or were you referring to the numerous immigrants who come here with their hands out.

            perhaps you were referring to the elected officials?

            or the foreign country’s we give so much aid to.

            i agree that we have a growing number of new immigrants and recent citizens that want to change this country.

            if you really are against the majority of americans, then perhaps america is not the right place for you.or others that feel the same way.

          • Jana

            “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. Which means people exactly like you, Socialists/ Communists wannabes, whether they be elected or not!

          • rbrooks

            where do you live? here in the u.s., everyone is a socialist. the u.s. has always been a socialist country.

            the danger to america is the fascists, like you.

          • Jana

            Where do YOU live. La la land?

        • Blank Reg

          I don’t hate the country. But I do severely loathe and despise its government. And the shutdown, as minimal as it is, doesn’t bother me one bit. Keep it closed. Maybe people will finally wake up and realize that we really don’t need those people.

          • rbrooks

            the govt has not changed much in the last several decades. same old crooks.

            maybe people have woken up, and realised they need at least some govt. the folks in colorado and south dakota seem to be missing the govt.

            eliminating waste is great.

            now that you are ending those jobs, are you going to stop importing more immigrants? will you begin to rescind work visas’ so americans can go back to work?

            btw- the govt is a reflection of the people.

        • msgreat

          Cruz does not hate this Country, you lamebrain. And we only hate what this government is doing to this country. It has been coming on since Teddy Roosevelt and the gang on Ellis Island…….It was slowed a bit after the fiasco of Woodrow Wilson…..only to show it’s ugly head again with FDR. In the 60’s we had the radicals, Cloward and Piven who laid out our own Communist Manifesto, and it brewed during Carter, GWHB, Clinton, and George Jr. Then came the finisher……..if we allow it. We beat it back a few times before, but this time…….they have made such inroads it will take a miracle. Cruz and his kind is our only hope. Bring like-minded people together…….the polite majority.

        • jimzimmerman

          Where are you coming from? Cruz NEVER said he Hated this country. He is doing what he is doing cause he loves this country but Hates what Barry is doing to it. Dude you need to take a class on critical thinking. My question to you is why those of you that think that the way the country is running continue to live here? Hell Greece or Kosovo would be perfect for you. Or maybe Nazi Germany would have been a good fit for you. But unfortunately for you all those countries imploded following dictators like Barry.

      • Vis Fac

        There is no common sense left in America Common sense has given way to Political Correctness through the brainwashing of our youth through liberal one dimensional idiot-ological indoctrination camps masquerading as public schools

        The better we are able to insulate our children the better chance OUR nation has to survive. If that means embracing different dogma then so be it. What we once had worked for centuries what we’ve had from the past 30 years or so DOESN’T!!!

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

    • arkham

      CRuz said: “conservatives must act now or risk sending the Nation down the road to ruin.” He’s doing a good job of that already.

      The so-called “Value Voters” base their ideology on myth not facts. The POTUS is a major disappointment, but having someone like Cruz be president is tantamount to electing a member of the Ta;iban.

      The Ta;iban believes that they have the only valid opinion about anything, are inflexible with their thinking, believe that all compromise is evil, and that no matter how many people do not share their views they will stuff it down their throats anyway… sound familiar?

      • Vis Fac

        Man you need to take your meds and soon!! Since when is going back to basics which had worked for more then 200 years been worse than the “progressive” dysfunctional, indolent, vapid, self indulgent, narcissistic dependent liberal idiot ology?

        Let me ask you as I have asked others and have yet to receive a response other than what “your” idea of a response is. Aside from receiving free welfare, free food stamps, government support, having no personal responsibility, believing that you know everything and have authority to dictate others how they should live, and in lieu of providing solutions to problems (you continually ignore) that would actually work instead enacting
        inane ineffective statutes.

        Another thing I have asked you liberals and again never had a response. What are you going to do when the money runs out and there are no more people to tax that pay your entitlements, print more paper? When I ask about the bankruptcy of Detroit you liberals continue to blame it on mismanagement forgetting
        Detroit has been managed by DUMBOCRITES for more than 50 years yet STILL do not except responsibility!!!

        Personally; I think the biggest draw to liberalism is the lack of having to except personal responsibility for oneself and assign blame of your failure on others. This eliminates the need to be proficient in school or at ones job. The old reliable liberal trademarked maxim ‘It’s not MY fault”. We all know it is a lame excuse for you to cop out.

        I am of the opinion that people with weak character are those who embrace liberalism. They are most often angry at success and because their lethargy and indolence will never let them achieve success so they hate, abase and ridicule those who have. We all know most people like to take the easy way out and in that respect the “most” here in the nation embrace liberalism.

        Since liberals feel (subconsciously) inferior and as misery loves company; liberals try to control others through statute inflicting as much misery as possible.

        Again; and I don’t expect a response: I would like to know why you think our Constitution is out dated and why you are willing to cede freedoms which when lost can never be regained sans revolution as our forefathers fought for. If you are at all honest with yourself you will see you are in error a grievous error that can be fatal to America .

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

        • arkham

          I do not think the Constitution is outdated. I do believe that it is a triumph of compromise between brilliant people with widely divergent views on what our wonderful country should be.

          Anyone who believes that compromise is evil does not understand the Constitution and who we are as a people.

          You’re not the only one who served in recon. Perhaps we drew different lessons from our experiences.

          I have the greatest respect for your service and appreciate what you have done for our country.

          There are many ways to love the US.

          • Vis Fac

            But only one way to protect it!!!! Compromise is not protecting America. Compromise is just that compromising our values and a slow road to OUR demise.

            We are now witnessing the effects of COMPROMISE. We all know what liberal COMPROMISE is this recent GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN is a result of liberal compromise.

            You still believe COMPROMISE is a good thing? If so you are NOT an American you are a liberal shill.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • Karolyn

            Do you never compromise? It is not a dirty word. For any one side to refuse to compromise is very damaging to the ultimate resolution of a problem. NOBODY is 100% right!

          • Jana

            Exactly Karolyn, The new party of NO, the Democrats should learn this lesson.

          • Vis Fac

            As I said above liberals’ idea of compromise is MY way or the HIGHWAY

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • Vis Fac

            When it comes to compromising my integrity or the wellbeing of me or my family NO I do not compromise. I feel the same regarding this nation. The compromising you and other liberals have in mind does not have the nation’s or the peoples best interest in mind. I only need to reference Harry Reid Nancy Pelosi and ODUMBO as examples their definition of compromise is MY WAY or the HIGHWAY.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • jimzimmerman

            Is that why Obama refused to negotiate with Republicans. Obviously compromise IS a dirty word for Barry. It takes 2 to negotiate. When 1 refuses that is not negotiation that is dictatorship, tyranny. Obama should be called what he truly is A dictator. Our 1st Bastard Dictator. Even King George knew who his father was.

          • Jana

            Yet you are not willing to compromise at all with conservatives. You and your fellow Libs and Socialists want to take us in a direction that weakens this country, as well as turns us from what we have always been to Socialism and Communism. That isn’t love of this country, that is love of a country that you want it to become.

          • rbrooks

            we have always been a socialist country.

            what compromise are you offering? changing the country against the will of the people?

          • Jana

            Personally rbrooks, I’m not offering YOU anything. It would be as wasted on you as it would be on Obama!
            You are blinded to anything good or decent.

          • arkham

            Nonsense – when the Affordable Care Act was debated in congress there was plenty of compromise with Republicans… or do you have a selective memory lapse. Now Cruz and his troglodyte buddies want to renegotiate on what has already been negotiated.

          • jimzimmerman

            Arkham, I think you are the one with the selective memory, The ACA was never debated in the house or Senate. It was never negotiated. Nancy Pelosi stated “we have to pass the bill to see what is in it”. It was forced down the throat of the American people. We were orally raped. and Obama smiled. Not 1 Republican in the House or Senate voted for it. Stop lying and start telling the truth. I know that is hard for you but try it once. Please.

          • msgreat

            Compromise: ‘To come to an agreement with each side giving in a little.’ There is no compromise with Democrats. Especially these Obama run democrats. With our present system, the people are left out. It is only Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, Senator Lee and a few others that try to do what the people ask. These ‘establishment’ Senators and House people are so protecting their paycheck, and their future paychecks …..and their payola….that they don’t even CARE what the people think. Take the money out of politics or we will go the way of the dodo bird.

      • Jana

        What sounds familiar is we have a whole generation of people and politicians like you, who are willing to compromise with the Taliban and Islam and yet berate conservative Americans. This is what is wrong with our country NOW!

      • Danny

        YEAH SOUNDS LIKE THE DICTATOR OBAMA

  • Briylaln

    If Cruz or someone like him were to win the presidency in 2016, They will not only have to fight the main stream media and the Democrats, they will also have to fight the entrenched republicans who don’t want their money train to end.

    • rbrooks

      with any luck, old cruz or someone like him will win. and the fun of watching you idiots learn the harsh truth will be worth while.

      • Vis Fac

        Not nearly as much fun in reading the moronic statements you continually chime in with. For a paid shill of t he DUMBOCRITE party you are doing a PI$$ poor job.

        FLUSH

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

        • rbrooks

          what an original and typical response from another of the fanatic fringe.

          no one has done a better job of pushing voters to the democrats than you morons.

          • Vis Fac

            This is wasted on you liberals because of your collective lack of brains we all know you have no fear of a zombie apocalypse (real or imagined) and to believe you are capable of original thought is to believe the world is flat and revolves around you.

            Your liberal one dimensional idiot-ology prevents you from discerning fact. so I am going to ask you one more time knowing you have no answers just more of your usual moronic blather.

            Again I ask you as I have asked others and have yet to receive a lucid response other than what “your” idea of a response is. Aside from receiving free welfare, free food stamps, government support, having no personal responsibility, believing that you know everything and have authority to dictate others how they should live, and in lieu of providing solutions to problems (you continually ignore) that would actually work instead enacting inane ineffective statutes.

            Another thing I have asked you liberals and again never had a response. What are you going to do when the money runs out and there are no more people to tax that pay your entitlements, print more paper? When asked about the bankruptcy of Detroit you liberals continue to blame it on mismanagement forgetting
            Detroit has been managed by DUMBOCRITES for more than 50 years yet STILL do not except responsibility!!!

            Personally; I think the biggest draw to liberalism is the lack of having to except personal responsibility for oneself and assign blame of your failure on others. This eliminates the need to be proficient in school or at ones job. The old reliable liberal trademarked maxim ‘It’s not MY fault”. We all know it is an excuse for you to cop out.

            I am of the opinion that people with weak character are those who embrace liberalism. They are most often angry at success and because their lethargy and
            indolence will never let them achieve success so they hate, abase and ridicule those who have. We all know most people like to take the easy way out and in
            that respect the “most” here in the nation embrace liberalism.

            Since liberals feel (subconsciously) inferior and as misery loves company; liberals try to control others
            through statute inflicting as much misery as possible.

            Again; and I don’t expect a response: I would like to know why you think our Constitution is out dated and why you are willing to cede freedoms which when
            lost can never be regained sans revolution as our forefathers fought for. If you are at all honest with yourself you will see you are in error a grievous
            error that can be fatal.

            It’s time for you to put up or shut up. Provide the answers or STFU because if you don’t it solidifies the fact that you are a phony.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • rbrooks

            did you have anything besides lies you would like an answer to?

            there is no such thing as free. except in your small world.

            the gop and their conservative base have passed more exemptions to the constitution and bill of rights.

            they gave us that wonderful patriot act. the federal gun control act(s).

            your forefathers never fought to create this country. they were the ones my forefathers fought to be free of.

            you are just another of the delusional recent immigrants that continues to hate the country you fled to.

          • Ron G

            Liberals always turn to insults and name calling when they are proven wrong.

          • rbrooks

            stop being a liberal ronny.

          • Ron G

            Just a proven fact.

          • Vis Fac

            Yeah I knew it it’s just like a paid liberal shill to go off on other tangents and NOT answer direct questions I am not surprised one iota

            You would think that a paid shill like you might at least have a decent comeback. In stead of getting some bang for their buck they got yet another DUD who fizzled out and died.

            Since you NEVER reply do direct questions I OWN you and now I will FLUSH you where you belong.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

  • Sam

    According to one source, a long time business group in New York, the cliff is next October 2014. Once we start falling, it will take about 3 months and America’s economy is done. All of us need to get prepared because it is coming. Obama will make sure of it.

  • full

    Margaret Thatcher said”The problem with communism is that sooner or later the country runs out of rich people’s money. Well our countyu has run out of other people’s money, no more loans. WE WILL SURVIVE in spite of obama

  • rbrooks

    stand strong. stop govt. the public supports you.

    well, except when the need a little aid.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/10/us/south-dakota-blizzard-kills-herds-cattle/index.html

    • Cashu

      >>>”With the government shutdown and no farm bill in place, we need South
      Dakotans to help their neighbors,” Gov. Dennis Daugaard said.<<<

      Helping your neighbors… what a concept…

      That's the way it SHOULD be in every natural disaster. I'm willing to bet ruggedly independent agri-business people in SD will be helping themselves AND their neighbors to recover from this freak tragedy, and that they likely won't need a dam thing from anyone else – INCLUDING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!!!!

      Of course, my surmise shouldn't stop anyone from anywhere else from sending a prayer and a few bucks to help. That SHOULD be the American solution to ANY and ALL of these tragedies.

      After all, these SD victims are normally independent businessmen… this ain't NOLA, where it is seemingly quite normal to just sit on your butt and scream for help from the government… still… after nearly a decade…

      Cashu

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      • rbrooks

        you missed the part where the ranchers are upset that the farm bill has not passed?

        you do not know much about farmers and their subsidies. they have been living off of tax dollars for decades.

        independent, as long as they tax dollars flow.

        but lets try your theory out. you go up and tell those independent folks to take care of themselves and not to be expecting any help.

  • Alan

    Guys like McCain and King better wake up to the fact that many average conservative voters are fed up with their go along to get along BS. People who worked and paid taxes all of their lives are constantly kicked in the a** so that they can give away more and more of our money for feel good give away programs like Obamaphones and Obamacare, while the country circles the bowl financially.

    • Jana

      Call McCains office and let him know.

  • Bob

    Most of the GOP wants the same thing as the dems total control of us. The Tea Party actually cares about our constitution and the future of our country. The GOP should just formally join the dems. If the feds have the resources to police the world and spy on it’s citizenry and the entire world it’s time to take their money away their just to big and totally out of control. The world could be so much better without our government destroying the quality of life for the world.

  • msgreat

    Glenn Beck is exposing Rino Senators Thursday…..on his radio show and his TV sit. TheBlaze.com.. If you are not following him yet, and you agree with Cruz and Rand and Lee, you should tune in …….Mitch McConnell and John McCain and others. Show be interesting,.