FP Calls Ted Cruz Most Hated Man In The Senate, And That’s A Good Thing

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In a short period of time, freshman Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has proven to supporters back home and throughout the Nation that he is a shining example of an anti-establishment Republican. By following through with his campaign promises with fierce conviction, Cruz continues to gain supporters; but for his efforts, the Republican Party elite loathe the Senator.

Late last month, Foreign Policy published an article about Cruz titled “The Most Hated Man in the Senate,” which in some places reads more like a hit piece than a story about a man following through with campaign promises and holding true to his convictions. The author explains that Cruz’s Constitutional views and conservative economic ideas irritate mainstream Republicans and Democrats equally.

From the FP article:

Not surprisingly, the freshman from Texas has irritated Democrats. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Calif., described him as “arrogant” and “patronizing” after the new arrival offered the 20-year Senate veteran a lesson on the Constitution during a debate over assault weapons. He’s also been a headache for GOP leaders, expressing reluctance to back fellow Texas Republican John Cornyn for minority whip on the grounds that he had to make sure the candidate he supported would “stand and fight for conservative principles.” (National Journal ranked Cornyn as the second-most conservative member in the pre-Cruz Senate last year.)

Cruz’s alliance with Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on certain issues also earns him no points with establishment Republicans in the Senate, many of whom see the budding band of libertarian-leaning lawmakers as a liability that could fracture the Party by pushing alternative foreign, economic and social policy agendas. But the Texas Senator seems unconcerned with catering to the wishes of the GOP elite and dedicated to representing the Tea Party supporters that elected him.

“At the end of the day I was elected to represent 26 million Texans and to speak the truth. You know, I think a lot of Americans are tired of politicians in Washington in both parties who play games,” Cruz said in a recent CNN interview.

And a growing number of Americans who are far removed from the daily occurrences on Capitol Hill think Cruz is right to put his constituents first, even if it means his legislative duties are more difficult because he lacks powerful political allies.

“I think what Senator Cruz understands is that he has more to gain from adhering to his principles, staying in touch with the grass roots here and around the country than he does being friends with other senators,” Brendan Steinhauser, a leading Texas Tea Party activist who worked to get Cruz elected, told CNN. “The other senators and other folks on the House side certainly have low approval ratings across the board, and that’s kind of because of the collegiality among them and the fact that they sell out the American people to the tune of 16 trillion dollars in debt.”

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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  • Warrior

    See, even in the poshest country clubs it is impossible for all the “members” and their “families” to get along. Especially those “new” members that haven’t “paid” their “dues” yet. And all the “old guard” are so “appalled” by this brash young mans behavior. Who does he think he is? We have a “pecking order” here and we intend to keep it that way. For those of you that have never had the “opportunity” to belong to “esteemed” country clubs, that folks is exactly how it works

    • John Cherish

      Yep he is a young sniveling snot what gives him the right to question his superiors and the pecking order we have taken years to create, with its perks and privileges…Give em hell Cruz

    • GrannyGripes

      and you have done what to make the changes over the past 30 years, get more like Cruz elected.
      SOMEONE gets the benders elected. wonder who ? over and over and over again . HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

    • JUKEBOX

      His pecking order is to peck holes in the “OLD GUARD”, and their get along attitude. GO CRUZ!

  • WHYNOT

    I voted for Ted Cruz and he is ding what he promissed. GIVE THEM HELL TED!
    Rookie? He is has done more than many senior senators have done in last 20 years. VIVA TED!

  • HW

    Good for Senator Cruz…. He has shown he represents the people and not the party. My hats off to you sir.

  • Right Brain Thinker

    And the mindless ideologues continue to participate in the great circular firing squad that is called the Repugnant Party! Go for it, Repugs! Show the country how you can’t even get along with each other, never mind come up with programs that will appeal to the majority! The Democrats will rule for the next 50 years.

    • BTeboe

      Is that Right Brain thinker or right brain lobotimized. You’re going to wake up a very disappointed person come 2014.

      • Right Brain Thinker

        Me wake up disappointed in 2014? We shall see—-as crazy as things have gotten in this country, things may not go the way I’d like in 2014, but I remain hopeful that they will. Thank you for being part of the circular firing squad and helping to rip the Repugnant party to shreds. I was greatly pleased by the circular firing squad and circus called the 2012 Republican Presidential Primaries—a real race to the bottom, that one, and it turned out very well for the country—I suspect that we will see much bloodletting in the 2014 primaries with the same result—-“resurgent” CONSERVATIVES that will appeal to the mindless “base” but go down in flames in the general elections as Romney did. Except in the most backward “red” places—-that’s my only worry—-there are too many of them in the country.

        (And “frontal lobes” is what gets “lobotomized”, not “right brains”. Telling you that just so you can make more intelligent “digs” in the future)

        • BTeboe

          I’m not a Republican but a conservative. I don’t really care for the ‘spreading the poor’ campaign that your dear leader seems to profess. Obama has no use for you except for votes. He will lie to your face and you will believe him. He will and has promised the sun, the moon and the stars and will deliver none of it. He hates the middle class and would like to see all of us enslaved to govt. His only use for rich people is money to buy more votes. People like you who blindly believe the [expletive deleted] that’s being fed to you on a daily basis need to wake up and smell the coffee.
          Romney was not a conservative he was a RINO. Congress is full of RINOs who are helping your dear leader bring this country to its knees.

          • Right Brain Thinker

            NIce rant—-I’m sure you feel better now, because that’s all you’ve talked about—-FEELINGS and BELIEFS—-not anything that can be looked at objectively and “proven”. I’m not a Democrat but someone who has been reduced by the “craziness” to voting for the least harmful candidate, and that has been O’Bama the last two times around. I donated triple digits $$$ to the McCain campaign in 2008 and not one penny to O’Bama—-too bad McCain caved in to the fools and picked that “conservative” imbecile Palin for veep—-she was certainly NOT a RINO, and was a major factor in his losing the election. You may consider Romney to be a RINO, but I considered him to be someone who wanted to take the country to a corporate feudal state where we were enslaved to the greedy rich—-an easy choice to reject him. I will bet that Cruz says and does enough Palin-like stuff over the next few years that we won’t see him on the ticket in 2016. Of course, the Repugs did pick Palin and Ryan, so maybe they’ll try for a “three-peat” to ensure they go down in flames AGAIN.

            You say it is me “who blindly believe the [expletive deleted] that’s being fed to me on a daily basis (and I) need to wake up and smell the coffee”? Sorry, but it’s YOU who believe the BS and are parroting it back without thinking. You are being used by the plutocracy to do their dirty work. They are the ones who want to bring this country to its knees and are actually feeding the craziness of the Repugnants—-the plutocracy WANTS mayhem and confusion so that no one will pay attention to them as they do their dirty work. That’s what the Tea Partiers, the Libertarians, and any Republican who is NOT what you call a RINO are blindly doing. If you were a true “conservative” like me, you would be trying to preserve what made this country for ALL the people, not do the dirty work of those who really want to enslave us..

          • BTeboe

            You’re the one ranting, I’m simply stating facts. I get it you hate capitalism. You need to understand that I hate communism and what we have in the White House these days is a man who got his start with the communist party. Rant on brother, you are not changing my mind.

          • Right Brain Thinker

            So all this is “FACTS”?
            “Obama has no use for you except for votes. He will lie to your face and
            you will believe him. He will and has promised the sun, the moon and
            the stars and will deliver none of it. He hates the middle class and
            would like to see all of us enslaved to govt. His only use for rich
            people is money to buy more votes”

            You need to learn the difference between FACT and OPINION and how they relate to one another. You also need to take reading comprehension lessons so that you can understand that I don’t “hate capitalism”.

            Change your mind? Your mind is so closed that I don’t think a couple of slabs of stone flying out of a burning bush and hitting you in the head would impress you. My response to your comments are mainly directed at others—ones who may not be as far gone as you and can still respond to appeals to logic and common sense. Ignorance is bliss, as the saying goes, and you must walk around with a HUGE smile on your face.

        • John Cherish

          I wonder is that why most of the liberal states are loosing jobs to Conservative states like Texas you can keep your welfare masses and your increased taxes, your communist influenced gun control laws and you democrat controlled cities with the likes of Bloomberg The Food Nazi and Rham Emanuel corrupt Mayor of Chicago and highest gun crime rate in the country. I guess that is why in Connecticut they have to pass gun control legislation in the dead of night at 2 am in the morning to avoid the protesters to the unlawful usurpation of the 2nd amendment

          • Dave

            LOL… John do you even know what you are talking about? Welfare masses? maybe you need to look up which states take more from the fed gov than they pay in? The biggest leeches? RED states. CA, NY, NY, IL all get back less than a dollar back than they pay in because they subsidize the RED states.

            Good paying jobs go where the educated workforce is. Guess which states have the worst education systems? CONSERVATIVE states.

            I live in the disaster known as AZ and Intel wanted to hire a whole bunch of people to build their new chip in Chandler and guess what? They had to outsource the better paying jobs because AZ’s education system stinks. But that what you get when you have a Gov that vales the private prison system that her staff make tons of money off of instead of education.
            Your Conservative ideals are so concerned about the second amendment, but your conservative buddies in NC are busy doing away with the 1st Amendment. Face it John, you are in over your head. You need to stop embarrassing yourself with the lack of knowledge you have.

    • mary

      Too bad Dems are so negative about personal responsibility, spending only what you can afford, and keeping the government out of our personal lives.

    • howe joseph

      As long as the lies are believed and the money holds out for the welfare crowd there is no question that democrats will be in the majority, otherwise our country will either become a banana republic or turn into a Greece on steroids.
      We watch Iran, Greece, Libya etc fighting in the streets and civilians being killed and its like Americans watch T.V. and think its the freakin movies. Its real and can happen here and if the socialist progressives convince the fools that life will get better, we will lose the greatest nation on God’s green earth. This warning was not meant to insult poor people who are disabled or cannot truly work, its for the irresponsible dunder heads who have a herd mentality to follow leaders who sweet talk them by day and betray them by night.

    • Anthony Doering

      When you generally dis-regard, or otherwise have a lack of, principles in order gain the majority vote it seams like a big payout up front. Just like the debt money they love so much this will yield some long term payback.
      Since the majority opinion is always changing based on the margin, it generally leads to flip-flopping. This can have devastating consequences, such as a loss of credibility. Does DOMA 1996, or wait we really don’t want OBAMA care to go into effect until 2015 ring a bell? The democrats are eating their word in congress right now and I think it might be giving them a case of indigestion for 2014.

    • Bill Henry

      “With such powerful and obvious motives to union, affecting all parts of our country, while experience shall not have demonstrated its impracticability, there will always be reason to distrust the patriotism of those who in any quarter may endeavor to weaken its bands.”

      “Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected odious, while it tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests.”

      George Washington.
      Farewell address 1796
      Non Sibi Sed Patriae

    • Meteorlady

      Why is it you people can’t say anything intelligent? You just come here and insult and throw names around. What the heck is wrong with wanting your government to get out of your private life? Why do you believe that because I worked hard and am successful, I owe someone else who had the same opportunities that I had? Why are you so controlling and bullying? I believe others have rights, but I don’t believe that because I think something is wrong it applies to everyone else.

    • Bill Henry

      “With such powerful and obvious motives to union, affecting all parts of our country, while experience shall not have demonstrated its impracticability, there will always be reason to distrust the patriotism of those who in any quarter may endeavor to weaken its bands.”

      “Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected odious, while it tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests.”

      George Washington.
      Farewell address 1796
      Non Sibi Sed Patriae

  • BTeboe

    I cheer him when he’s on TV. You go Ted!!!!

    • GrannyGripes

      HOW about you go to his page and praise, support, cheer him and then go to the pages of the opposition and push them to follow Cruz ?

  • GRusling

    Ted Cruz – THE PEOPLE’S SENATOR! He’s actually doing what he promised he would do and that’s what upsets his critics…

  • osnorge

    We need many more like Senator Cruz, R. Paul, Mike Lee, McClintock, Palin, Allen West and Jim DeMint(those 2 gone unfortunately) and less Boehner, Cantor, McCain, Graham and all the other establishment Rinos, the go-along-to-get-along sheep.

    • GrannyGripes

      WHAT in detail is a “RINO” ? … who gets your most hated list elected every election ? … Representatives of the people who elect them ?. I had no Idea that Palin was a congressman / senator .

      • http://twitter.com/Bellearitz K Bright

        RINO = Republican In Name Only

  • MoTXN

    “I think what Senator Cruz understands is that he has more to gain from adhering to his principles, staying in touch with the grass roots here and around the country than he does being friends with other senators,”

    What a refreshing story!! Senator Cruz has the RIGHT STUFF. Don’t let them get to you Senator. We the People are behind you all the way. We need more like you in Washington. A MAN WITH PRINCIPLES…WOW!!!

  • TeaParty Patriot (TTP)

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    So the Corruptocrats in both parties are alarmed that Rep Cruz might actually represent the voters instead of the special interests that have controlled DC and all legislation for the past 40 or so years ever since the beginning of Johnson’s corrupt reign. More power to him (unless he uses it like other politicians to line his own bed)
    .

  • Dave

    Ted Cruz so desparately wants to be Joe Mccarthy its sad… all that fear mongering and corporatist bidding that Ted does.

    Here is who owns Ted.

    1Club for Growth$705,657$705,602$55

    2Senate Conservatives Fund$315,991$305,991$10,000

    3Woodforest National Bank$93,500$93,500$0

    4Goldman Sachs$65,850$60,850$5,000

    5Morgan, Lewis & Bockius$64,600$64,600$0

    6Sullivan & Cromwell$46,800$46,800$0

    7RE Janes Gravel Co$45,000$45,000$0

    8Jones Day$44,000$44,000$0

    9Baker Botts LLP$43,063$35,563$7,500

    10Wapiti Energy$37,750$37,750$0

    11Bartlit, Beck et al$36,550$36,550$0

    12McCombs Enterprises$34,750$34,750$0

    13Jackson Walker LLP$31,799$31,799$0

    14Mason Capital Management$30,500$30,500$0

    15Anadarko Petroleum$30,250$25,250$5,000

    16Ce Jacobs Co$30,000$30,000$0

    16Mansefeldt Investment$30,000$30,000$0

    16Parkman Whaling$30,000$30,000$0

    19BTA Oil Producers$26,000$26,000$0

    20Wells Fargo$25,600$23,600$2,000

    Stephen Moore founded “Club for Growth: and he said this in 2000.

    “Reagan’s third term has arrived.”
    –Stephen Moore on President George W. Bush
    We all know what Reagan and Bush did to our deficits due to THEIR specific polices

    So Cruz is another corporatist in the bag for the big banks, big oil etc and K street lobbyists for corp America. Cruz is the problem, not the solution.

    • BTeboe

      So do us all a favor and outline who owns Obama.

      • Dave

        Sure, Here is Obama’s top benefactors

        University of California $1,212,245

        Microsoft Corp $814,645

        Google Inc $801,770

        US Government $728,647

        Harvard University $668,368

        Kaiser Permanente $588,386

        Stanford University $512,356

        Deloitte LLP $456,975

        Columbia University $455,309

        Time Warner $442,271

        US Dept of State $417,629

        DLA Piper $401,890

        Sidley Austin LLP $400,883

        Walt Disney Co $369,598

        IBM Corp $369,491

        University of Chicago $357,185

        University of Michigan $339,806

        Comcast Corp $337,628

        US Dept of Justice $334,659

        US Dept of Health & Human Services $309,956

        Obama had higher education, media and technology.

        Enjoy!

        • Steve E

          Don’t forget the solar companies that went bankrupt after they got stimulus money. They gave to his campaign also. That’s why they got stimulus money.

          • Dave

            Ok, thats fair… Now how about the oil money that keeps the US Gov subsidizing the oil industry with BILLIONS, an industry that is making money hand over fist thanks the Phill Gramm’s relaxing of the speculation rules in the oil market on Wall Street

            That is what your “Man of the People” Senator is supporting… So please… Cruz is just another corporatist. Hate to burts your bubble

          • Steve E

            Doesn’t bust my bubble. All politicians are in the pockets of somebody or else the people won’t vote for them.

          • GrannyGripes

            excuse me : What does Phil Gramm have to do with TED Cruz ? …
            aw I get it : your neighbor is a child rapist so because you live next door to him you are a child rapist too: I get your logic. amazing .

          • Dave

            I do not expect a conservative to understand history or care when it conflicts with their ideology.
            Cruz is a sad joke on the American people.

          • DarlK

            I understand history more than you ever will. I’m a retired History Professor at The Ohio State University and, Dave, your understanding of history is from a typical leftist viewpoint. If you are under the age of 40, I can understand that you probably never were taught actual history. Only what the 60’s radicals, who are now our teachers, wanted you to know. If you are over the age of 50, then you probably hated History and slept through History class. Either way, your history is flawed.

          • Dave

            Educate me then professor… tell me what your point is. Are you here to tell me that the GOP are the shining example of freedom and Ted Cruz is their head knight? Reagan defeated the Soviet Union? All the problems in the world are due to liberals and progressives? I can’t wait! Give me your spin on the world.

          • Right Brain Thinker

            Yes, I join Dave in asking you to enlighten us. What particular “branch” of history did you specialize in? What courses did you teach? What was your thesis about?

          • Dave

            RBT, looks like we have silence from the professor. I guess he is busy unearthing the books he wrote to enlighten us. I can wait to hear what Darl has to say. I love education… unlike conservatives who see intelligence as “elitism”
            He must feel really akward at the “anti-United States Gov” social each month with all that fancy book learnin he has when talking to the “birthers”, 2nd Amendment fanatics, 1st Amendment haters and “Obama is bent on destroy America” kooks who can’t evn understand what the terms Marxist, Communist and Socialist means.

          • GrannyGripes

            wink, wink, of course we all know Phil Gramm did all of what you claim he did all by himself against 99 other senators, and xxxx congressmen, and against the POTUS, sure: there, there, there now, take the meds and everything will be better in the morning.

          • Dave

            Look it up Letty… Mr Gramm just happened to sneak it in to an omnibus spending bill to keep the Gov running. Kinda like the GOP did in the house with the “Monsanto” protect act.
            But please, keep your head in the sand. You don’t want to lose your conservative sheep badge.

          • DarlK

            At least I don’t wear a Red Star on my lapel.

          • Dave

            I don’t either… I don’t wear and American Flag on my lapel as I send troops to war based on lies and corp decit to make money for my corp masters as I also reduce vet’s benefits because I deemed it an “entitlement”
            Are you a fascist?

          • DarlK

            And you’re what, a Collectivist?

          • wagontrain

            Actually you are the one Dave that sounds old and bitter.

          • Dave

            If being against corporatists like Ted Cruz makes me sound bitter to you… fine. I just love exposing conservative nonsense.

        • DarlK

          Dave, you forgot to mention one catagory; Government. Five of them are Government Agencies. Five of them are institutions of higher learning (?). Six are technology companies. Four are from various medias. Let’s see, there are a total of twenty with five being Government Agencies. Doesn’t that mean that obama got twenty-five percent of his support from the very Government that he is the head of? It seems quite possible that these Departments were told, subtley of course, that either fork over the cash or no increase in your budget. Or worse, they would have to lay off people. Actually, that’s not a bad idea!

          • Dave

            Darl,

            “the donations are made by individuals not the entity itself. Under federal law, all contributions of more than $200 must be itemized and the donor’s occupation and employer must be requested and disclosed. The listings, however, “capture only a subset of donations,” because many others are made by a company or nonprofit’s political action committee or company owners or their families while some donations are “bundled” and thus hard to track”

            Here is George W Bush in 2004

            Morgan Stanley $603,480

            Merrill Lynch $586,254

            PricewaterhouseCoopers $514,250

            UBS AG $474,325

            Goldman Sachs $394,600

            Lehman Brothers $361,525

            MBNA Corp $350,350

            Credit Suisse Group $326,040

            Citigroup Inc $320,820

            Bear Stearns $313,150

            Ernst & Young $305,140

            US Government $295,786

            Deloitte LLP $292,250

            Wachovia Corp $279,310

            US Dept of Defense $279,157

            Ameriquest Capital $253,130

            US Dept of State $225,330

            Blank Rome LLP $225,150

            Bank of America $218,261

            AT&T Inc $214,920

            Notice that conservative George W Bush has the US Gov on his list? So your point on Obam,a and the Gov is what again? BUSTED

            The point is, that Mr “god fearing conservative” Cruz has his hands deep in big money and to think this guy is anything but a straight out political opportunist is just crazy.
            Have a nice day professor

          • Bill Henry

            It is also illegal to vote more than once, to vote as a felon, to vote as a non-citizen, to vote when you are dead, and to harass people at the polls because you think they are going to vote against your candidate. It should be illegal to break campaign promises and to waste hard earned tax money on ne’er do wells and foreign countries who have no other interest in us than getting those dollars. It should also be illegal to send heavy arms to folks who have a fatwa to kill Americans. What we have going on now is nothing more than an attempt to bring us to our knees and subjugate us to everything that our Constitution is not about. I could give two $hits about who is in office as long as they uphold their oaths and protect Americans against those who would be despots. As Far as history, I just have to look across the Atlantic Ocean to see how liberalism or whatever other name you may have for it has worked throughout the 237 years that the Constitution has stood against those who have designs on our subjugation. I have traveled throughout the world, but I have never visited a country that I would prefer over this one when the Constitution is given it proper deference by those sworn to uphold and defend it “against all enemies, foreign and domestic”.

            “Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests.”

            George Washington.
            Non Sibi Sed Patriae
            Farewell address 1796

    • GrannyGripes

      giggle 65,000 from Goldman Sachs, WOW that is a treasure trove of money against the millions they gave to OBAMA NATION. Well at least the cost of owning a senator has dropped by 80% . OBAMA only charges 1/2 million for 3 visits a year . That S. Ted Cruz needs to start selling his influence by 200% more . Too far under the going rates.

      • Dave

        Letty,
        Obama is running for President, Ted Cruz ran for Senate. Do you get the difference in scale? Of course you don’t.

    • Chivo

      Who cares?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002981652414 Richard Bernal

    I voted for Ted Cruz and I pray to God, This man will be the chosen one to be President or Vice President.

  • TeaParty Patriot (TTP)

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    CORRECTION.

    So the Corruptocrats in both parties are alarmed that Sen Cruz might actually represent the voters instead of the special interests that have controlled DC and all legislation for the past 40 or so years ever since the beginning of Johnson’s corrupt reign. More power to him (unless he uses it like other politicians to line his own bed)

  • restorefreedom

    They all seem to hate the general public also he must be a good guy!

  • Wiley2

    I hope he can continue to resist the corrupting influence of power politics. Unless we get more like him, Rand Paul and Mike Lee in government, the country is doomed.

  • Jeanette

    Take care of yourself, Mr. Cruz – there are likely many of the Evil Elite who would like you to be …. gone!

    • Dave

      LOL…What makes you think Cruz is not the “evil” one?

      • Steve E

        Because some people have a gift of knowing what is good and what is evil. A gift few people have now a days.

        • Dave

          The people that are taking away the 1st amendment in NC and women’s reproductive rights in ND? The people who got into Iraq? Yeah… Your side does possess that “gift” much either

          • Bill Henry

            “With such powerful and obvious motives to union, affecting all parts of our country, while experience shall not have demonstrated its impracticability, there will always be reason to distrust the patriotism of those who in any quarter may endeavor to weaken its bands.”

            “Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected odious, while it tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests.”

            George Washington.
            Farewell address 1796
            Non Sibi Sed Patriae

  • FreedomFighter

    We need more “real men” like Mr Cruz in government office.
    No more traitors, socialist, progressive communist and for the sake of all Americans:
    NO MORE COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS
    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

  • John Cherish

    When you buck the Good ole Boy system in the congress they call you names because you stand for your principles. I wish more republican senators would stand for their principles because most seriously lack any principles at all and are immoral people only in it for their own enrichment

    • GrannyGripes

      and the phones in DC have been dead silent for at least 4 years ?
      a handful show up at the TH meetings when a congressman is in town ?
      5 or 8 folks show up to campaign for other conservatives to replace those who keep getting elected .

    • NObama_Holder_Reid_Pelosi_2012

      I’m beginning to think and see that the reason the Republicans are giving that illusion is because mascarating as a Republican but they are truly Democrats. The only way to take control of both parties is to infiltrate both parties and put on a show while campaigning and do the complete opposite once they are elected. For decades, one of goals of the Communist party of the USA is to take control one or both parties. They pretty much already have control of the Democrat party. The socialist / communist cannot openly call their self what they really are Communist party, because people would steer clear and avoid supporting that party so they continue to disguise them self as the Democrat party while working to push their socialist / communist agendas. Much like they use words such as “Assault weapons” when in the hands of civilians and “personal defense weapon” when in the hands of the Government. “Personal defense weapon” (doesn’t that just give you a warm and fuzzy feeling and sounds like common sense protection, Right. But “Assault weapon” that sounds so evil and demonic and sinister sounding yet they are the same gun.

      Another example is Murder and abortion, If a woman has chosen to keep a baby and gets into a accident or is assaulted and dies while pregnant, they classify the death of the unborn baby as a murder, But if a woman chooses to kill her own baby it is called something different, something not so evil and sinister sounding like abortion because murder sounds offensive and evil so we just redefine certain actions so they sound pleasant. yet in the end, the result is the same, a dead baby. But that is ok and justified because some law says its ok for some to kill for reasons such as its not the right gender or its just inconvenient timing.

      A lot of people blindly follow and vote for the Democrat party largely because they know little to nothing about the history of the party and because they hear people refer to the US as a democracy and they think they agree with democracy therefore they must be Democratic when these people do not know the difference between a Democracy and a Republic.

      For the past several decades our education system has been spending more time educating kids sexual exploration and less time on history and civics along with science, language and math. This is why the US come in 15th for science, 17th for english and 25th in math out of 34 participating Countries. As far as History goes, when it is taught, they are being misled as many of the history books have been rewritten and manipulated to fit certain groups agendas in the name of political correctness.

      • CommonSense4America

        I agree with everything that you said, but with one correction. DHS purchased “personal defense weapons” that are select fire weapons. That means that they are capable of semiautomatic OR full automatic fire.

      • KG

        You are a true “kool-aid” drinker. People do not “blindly” follow the Democrat party. People vote Democrat because of their policies and goals. One goal is for all Americans to have health care. One policy is to support workers in the workplace with safety and health.

        The blind ones are in the Republican Party. And the really dumb ones are called “Libertarians”. All you have to say is “…I’m gonna cut the waste out of the budget and give tax cuts for the wealthy.”

        Unfortunately, the budget is already cut to the bone (primarily under Bill Clinton – don’t you wish we had the economy we had then).

        • Bill Henry

          You are correct sir, they stupidly, “not “blindly” follow the Democrat party”, and when the shooting is over, they will get their just dues. Non Sibi Sed Patriae

          • KG

            Spoken like a true American christian!
            Onward christian soldiers!
            Marching as to war!
            With the cross of Jesus
            Going on before!

  • Anthony Doering

    If only Michigan could elect such a sound Politician…. GO TED CRUZE!

  • KG

    Ted Cruz is a nazi. Heil Perry!

    • GrannyGripes

      you have documented evidence ? go ahead present it : we are waiting:

      • KG

        He’s a republican. Republicans are Nazis.

        • John woodbury

          KG you and NBT and rest of you loony libs, What part of National Socialism do you not understand? Hitler was not a right winger he was a right brain thinker (commie). So as Catalina said to CJ, “Well freak you.”

          • KG

            Man, you must of missed history class. Hitler WAS THE ULTRA-CONSERVATIVE, RIGHT-WING, WAR HERO, PATRIOT, and “LAW AND ORDER” candidate for president. In other words he was the GOP’s “wet dream’ of a potential presidential candidate. And, he was Catholic (as well as ‘pro-life’ for ‘aryan’ or white babies) see “leibensborn”.

            You guys just don’t get it. You want to accuse Obama of being a communist. And, yet, he is a perfect example of the American who has worked hard and succeeded. However, people like Cruz will do everything they can to “kick away” the ladder of opportunity to anyone who doesn’t fit their definition of what an “American” is. In other words, anyone who is not white.

        • Bill Henry

          Opinions are like A$$ holes. Everybody has one.

          “With such powerful and obvious motives to union, affecting all parts of our country, while experience shall not have demonstrated its impracticability, there will always be reason to distrust the patriotism of those who in any quarter may endeavor to weaken its bands.”

          “Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected odious, while it tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests.”

          George Washington.
          Farewell address 1796
          Prophetic would you not say?
          Non Sibi Sed Patriae

          • KG

            Yes. It describes what Reagan and his policies have done to help destroy America. Believe me, I am not fighting the American enterprise, just those who claim to love it, and yet have done everything to destroy it.

            You love to claim moral authority over Liberals, and yet our country was founded on the most Liberal ideals. Were their Christians involved? Yes. But the Christians of Revolutionary times would call the so-called “Christians” of today what they really are – the synagog of Satan.

            To the Church in Laodicea

            14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the pAmen, qthe faithful and true witness, rthe beginning of God’s creation.

            15 “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. would that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. 17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, ublind, and naked. 18 I counsel you vto buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and wwhite garments so that you may clothe yourself and xthe shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, uso that you may see. 19 yThose whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and zknock. aIf anyone hears my voice and opens the door, bI will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. 21 cThe one who conquers, dI will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as eI also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 pHe who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”

  • TheTruthHurtsAsWell

    “after the new arrival offered the 20-year Senate veteran a lesson on the Constitution” … Breath of fresh air

  • ChuckS123

    As bad as congress has been, someone trying to straighten them out is likely to be hated. The liberal media, maybe including FP, wants to show any conservative, even almost any repub, in a bad light.

  • Kevin Wickham

    I voted for this man in the primary and the general elections. could not believe we have someone who cares about the constitution. you should have seen the smear campaign run by Dewhurst. David Dewhurst sold us out to the federal government when due to his action a law stopping the TSA from groping the citizens of Texas was stopped cold. Good luck getting elected dog catcher in the future David.

  • Bob

    I don’t understand the seniority mentality in the Senate or House. If someone is elected; they are an equal part of the 100 member Senate. Their vote counts the same as someone who has, God forbid, been there 20 years. This is why a 2 term limit in the Senate and a 3 term limit in the House needs to be enacted. It’s the old guard who don’t get it and have run this country into the ground and created this elite political class in DC. One day that house of cards will fall like any other cheaply made house.

    • Jeff

      It isn’t a question of seniority at all. Rather, it’s a question of respect and some minimal etiquette. Joe McCarthy Cruz has already shown himself to be a self-righteous bully with no respect for his “colleagues.” Even the Repugs can’t stand the man because he personally attacks people just for the sake of attacking. He went after Hagel and accused him of taking money from North Korea without a shred of evidence. He went after Diane Feinstein by lecturing her about the 2nd Amendment. Does he really think his sophomoric lecturing is going to impress someone who has been around as long as Feinstein? He has a view of the 2nd Amendment that is extreme in that he believes no gun restriction can ever pass muster. That may play well in Texas, but here in the United States we can read and the 2nd Amendment contains the words “well regulated.” I don’t see such a limitation on the freedom of the press or the freedom of religion. I wonder why the Founders used such language when it came to guns. Could it be they intended to leave the regulation of guns to the States because in 1790 we had no standing army?

      Cruz will implode just like McCarthy before him. It can’t happen to a more deserving jerk.

  • JUKEBOX

    I wish we had 50 Senators like Cruz, Sessions and Lee, and then we might be able to get rid of Obama and his ideologies.

    • Alex

      Do you likewise ‘wish’ for ice cream castles in the air? The fact is, the people are finally waking to the fact that the traditional “American values” are just a pile of manure. Young people, women and Latinos especially, no longer support the same old USA BS. You guys are done. Beginning in 2017, Hillary Clinton will be able to further implement the changes President Obama has put in motion. Old, angry Caucasian voters become the smaller minority day by day. Awesome!!!!

  • Toy Pupanbai

    In the 2000 election for President, the Bush gang manipulated the Florida vote count.
    Only one senator was required to enable an investigation of the dis-enfranchisement fraud.
    Not one did!
    Al Gore for President?
    Was your senator one of those bought men?

  • http://www.facebook.com/virginia.robbins.35 Virginia Robbins

    I absolutely love the way he is doing, unlike the RINOs Graham, McCain an some others he is a breath of fresh air in the Senate. So to hell with the other RINO’s Ted, keep up the good work and hold the sorry liberals feet to the fire.

  • mikecal

    Both Senators make me want to move to Texas that much more. Senator Cruz, will you PLEASE bitch slap Senator Sherrod Brown?! I speak up non stop against that trash here in Ohio! Portman is ok, but I believe we can still do better! But Brown needs to turn is his resignation and I demand everyday when I call his office!