Texas Tea is Strong!
As many of you know by now, senator Ted Cruz has been on quite a roll lately…and it seems there’s no stopping him anytime soon either! He never minces words and he didn’t do so during an appearance in New Orleans recently at the Republican Leadership Conference. In fact, after all was said and done, he also won the straw poll they had at the end:
1. Ted Cruz — 30.33 percent
2. Ben Carson — 29.38 percent
3. Rand Paul — 10.43 percent
4. Mike Huckabee — 5.06 percent
5. Rick Perry — 4.90 percent
6. Curt Clawson (write-in) 4.58 percent
7. Jeb Bush — 4.42 percent
8. Marco Rubio — 3.32 percent
9. Rick Santorum — 2.37 percent
10. Paul Ryan — 2.05 percent
11. Allen West (write-in) — 2.05 percent
12. Chris Christie — 1.11%
Now, here’s some of what was said by Cruz…see what you think via this report:
Although it was discouraged and subsequently chided, last year’s federal government shutdown that was kicked off by a “filibuster” on the Senate floor led by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), has been a long-term success according to Cruz.
In a speech at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, LA on Saturday, Cruz explained why and how it is paying dividends for Republicans now headed into the 2014 midterm elections.
“I want to point to the fight so many of us engaged in last fall and last summer to stop the abomination, to stop the disaster that is ObamaCare,” Cruz said. “Now, if you listen to the Democrats – if you listen to the media, although I repeat myself—they will tell you that fight last fall accomplished nothing. They will tell you everyone’s efforts standing up to ObamaCare did not succeed. Really?”
“You know, any wartime general will tell you that not every war is won in a single battle,” he continued. “What we did collectively last summer and last fall is we elevated the national debate all over this country about the disaster that is ObamaCare. Millions of Americans lit up the phones to Washington, D.C. Midway through, one of my colleagues literally made a fist pounding the table and said, ‘My constituents keep calling me.’”
“And a funny thing happened on the way on the way to the forum,” he added. “As a result of that fight, people suddenly connected — millions of people losing their jobs, millions of people being forced into part-time work, millions of people losing health insurance, millions of people facing sky-rocketing premiums – they connected it all back to ObamaCare that was sold under false pretenses.”
“And suddenly all the greybeards in Washington who opposed fighting against ObamaCare are now looking around and we’re winning Senate seats all over the country,” Cruz said. “They are reaping the fruits of the battle, which is perfectly fine but we need to take a moment to acknowledge the lesson of the battle – how do you win elections. You don’t win it by standing for nothing.”
So, what say you…could Cruz become our next president in the near future…or not? – Would you vote for him if he threw his hat in the ring and won the republican presidential primary race? If he did become president, do you think he’d make a good one, if so why…if not, why not?
Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!