Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz R-Texas is breaking china in the Senate – and the media is responding. Here are the latest media stories and columns reacting to Cruz’s Tea Party firebrand behavior – and fretting about his lack of comity in the Senate. New York Times: The G.O.P.’s Nasty Newcomer “When a Vesuvius like John McCain tells you that you belch too much smoke and spew too much fire, you know you’ve got a problem.” Washington Post: Ted Cruz, making quite an entrance “Ted Cruz is not going to win Senator Congeniality. Not that he cares.
Comments: Those in the media and the Democrats are so predictable. They will always attack those who threaten them. Cruz wasn´t spared from his own party either, McPain defended Hagel against Cruz, which made no sense since he himself attacked Hagel. Nothing makes sense in Washington.
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on fire, 2/16/2013 10:11:26 AM (No. 9179831)
I just read the NYT article on Cruz and loved it. One of my New Years resolutions: Put my $ where a good politician´s mouth is. So, I just rewarded Ted. (and asked for bumper sticker and yard sign too!)
I am hoping more will stand up for what is right by gaining some backbone from Cruz. Contrary to all the negative articles written about him this past week, he is asking the questions which are needed to be asked and not just grandstanding for the cameras like McCain and Graham. To h.e.l.l. with the status quo! Keep up the good work, Senator Ted Cruz! We, the people, are fortunate to have one of your character and morals representing Texas and the rest of the nation. God Speed!
OP hit the nail on the head. How can McPain criticize Cruz on his questioning methods of Hagel when he himself, along with his best friend, Ms Lindsey, kind of made hamburger out of Hagel? Cruz was gentle compared to those two.
Washington is now like Alice in America´s Wonderland where "up is down and down is up," "black is white", "small is big and big is small", etc.
The MSM better not get too full of itself blasting Cruz, he is far more skilled than they are at arguing: Cruz is the former Texas solicitor general and has argued before the Supreme Court nine times, more than any practicing lawyer in Texas or any current member of Congress.
BTW and unrelated, we just learned that Justice Scalia has taught Justice Kagan to hunt, and apparently she enjoys hunting and wants to bag an antelope.
#5 thanks for the link. I just left is a brief, VERY encouraging note imploring him to keep up the good work and do NOT back down. No doubt this sorts of feedback is very helpful for his energy and enthusiasm.
So many Senators have given up their zeal for representing the people and defending the Constitution. Because they didn´t have the strength of character to stand up to the biased media and the majority, they have adapted the go-along-to-get-along strategy. I just can´t wait until the Senate actually begins working on budgets and regulatory matters. Cruz is way out of the class of the hacks who are drafting laws and regulations.
Isn´t this getting old? Come on. What does it take to think of a clever game plan to use against the media. Where are all the generals? The stinking media is out to destroy any Republican who gets national attention. Maybe it´s time to play rough and mess with their heads and not be afraid to do so.
Okay here´s an idea. What if they create a swarm defense machine with at least six Ted Cruz like politicians attacking the media from various directions all at the same time. It may take a awhile but after throwing a few counter punches that hurt, a time or two, you´ll see them shrink and run away. Shake them up, confuse them. They are the enemy within. The GOP needs to learn how to be better prepared going forward. Turning the other cheek is not going to win votes or respect.
Right now Cruz is their the target du jour. However, I have no doubt he will let the media bully him without a good fight. Go Ted.
I´ve met Ted´s dad and it is apparent where Ted´s "fire" comes from. His dad is a wonderful force for good. Coming from Cuba, he is a real advocate for freedom.
I just hope that Ted, his dad, and other Hispanic men in Texas can gain a platform and influence other residents of Texas who may soon gain the right to vote. I´m trying to influence every young Hispanic person I know. The ones I know are hard working and have never taken welfare. They are natural Republicans, but may need help understanding that.
I too hope every grateful conservative will continue to keep Senator Cruz´ email box and mail bag FULL of supportive letters. #7 YES! Lots of green-eyed monster on our side of the aisle too. Cruz makes the RINOs look weak and ineffective. God bless our brightest star by far - Senator Cruz.
#39, unless you have a vote in Texas, I respectfully suggest you leave my good Senator Cornyn alone. He has one of the most conservative records in the Senate and the country is fortunate to have him there.
Baloney. Cornyn is an excellent conservative senator and obviously, Texas agrees. Being head of the RSCC is a hugely difficult job and someone is always left unhappy. Right now as the #2 Republican in the Senate, even lefty site Politico calls him a "conservative hard-liner" and he´s fighting Hagel. I don´t know whom you prefer, but we should be careful in our pursuit of the perfect, because everyone´s perfect isn´t the same.
Ted, they will try and bribe you with comity and cooperation, help with elections, invitations to Washington parities but don´t fall for what most do! You will never be one of them! We don´t need any more of them! We need you sir! Our civil society is in peril! Thank you for being there!
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