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Uncle Bill
07-31-2012, 10:47 AM
One of the more important primary contests in the nation will take place today in Texas. The Lt Gov, David Dewhurst is running for the Senate, against the 'conservative' candidate Ted Cruz. Being a card-carrying member of Jim DeMint's Senate Conservative Fund, I have some skin in this game. Lot's of money has been spent by the 'Fund' on behalf of Ted Cruz, as well as quite a bit has been given by the various Tea Party organizations.

Should the "Conservative" endorsed candidate win, it will go a long way in telling the "establishment" what we think of their railroading tactics used to promote their RINO members.

UB

gmhr1
08-01-2012, 11:26 AM
Yea.... Cruz won this is first step in taking back America.

Uncle Bill
08-01-2012, 12:57 PM
CONGRATS....to Ted Cruz and all the conservatives, including the Tea Party Patriots, for winning a hard fought battle. Yes it is...time to take our country back! UHRAH!!!

UB

DoubleHaul
08-01-2012, 01:05 PM
How did Craig James end up doing? Did anyone vote for him?

Uncle Bill
08-01-2012, 01:13 PM
How did Craig James end up doing? Did anyone vote for him?

Only Cruz and Dewhurst were in this election. While I don't follow Texas politics that much, I think Craig was defeated by Cruz in the primary runoff earlier in the year.

UB

BonMallari
08-01-2012, 05:34 PM
How did Craig James end up doing? Did anyone vote for him?

James not only got clobbered in the primary, he backed Dewhurst in the runoff....so much for that short lived political career

M&K's Retrievers
08-01-2012, 05:57 PM
James not only got clobbered in the primary, he backed Dewhurst in the runoff....so much for that short lived political career

To go alone with his Pro Football career and his announcing career. He did do a pretty good job at getting a good tho wacky coach fired.

DoubleHaul
08-02-2012, 08:25 AM
James not only got clobbered in the primary, he backed Dewhurst in the runoff....so much for that short lived political career

LOL. I am sure Dewhurst was thrilled to get his endorsement.

Buzz
08-02-2012, 08:46 AM
Yea.... Cruz won this is first step in taking back America.

Take back America? I often wonder that the heck that means. I can see you you guys love your guy Cruz:


1) Ted Cruz Believes George Soros Leads A United Nations Conspiracy To Eliminate Golf:

In 1992, President George H.W. Bush joined the leaders of 177 other nations (http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/03/16/446352/tx-sen-candidate-ted-cruz-spouts-paranoid-fantasy-about-united-nationsgeorge-soros-conspiracy-to-eliminate-golf/) in endorsing a non-binding UN document known as Agenda 21. This twenty year-old document largely speaks at a very high level of generality about reducing poverty and building sustainable living environments. Nevertheless, Cruz published an article on his campaign website claiming that this non-binding document is actually a nefarious plot (http://www.tedcruz.org/blog/2012/01/20/stop-agenda-21-the-constitution-should-be-our-only-%E2%80%9Cagenda-%E2%80%9D/) to “abolish ‘unsustainable’ environments, including golf courses, grazing pastures, and paved roads.” To top it off, Cruz lays the blame for this global anti-golf conspiracy at the feet of a well-known Tea Party boogieman — “The originator of this grand scheme is George Soros.”

2) Ted Cruz Wants To Gut Social Security:

In an interview with the Texas TribuneCruz labeled Social Security a “ponzi scheme” (http://www.thepoliticalguide.com/Profiles/Senate/Texas/Ted_Cruz/Views/Social_Security/) and outlined a three-step plan to gut this essential program. Cruz would raise the Social Security retirement age, cut future benefits, and implement a George W. Bush-style plan to privatize much of the program. In other words, in addition to forcing them to work longer for fewer benefits, Cruz would place retirees at the mercy of a fickle stock market. Had Social Security been privatized during the career of a worker who retired near the end of the Bush Administration, that worker would have retired with less money in their privatized account (http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/ss_report.pdf) than they would have if they’d simply kept their money between their mattress and box spring.

3) Ted Cruz Wants To Party Like It’s 1829:

The Constitution provides that Acts of Congress “shall be the supreme law of the land (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supremacy_Clause),” and thus cannot be nullified by rogue state lawmakers. Cruz, however, co-authored an unconstitutional proposal claiming two or more states could simply ignore the Constitution’s command (http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2010/12/04/176974/interstate-compact/) and nullify the Affordable Care Act so long as they work together. Although the Constitution does permit states to join in “interstate compacts” that have the force of law, under the Constitution such compacts require the consent of Congress and can be vetoed by the President. Cruz falsely claimed (http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2010/12/04/176974/interstate-compact/) that states do not need to meet these Constitutional requirements to undermine laws they don’t like.

4) Ted Cruz Is An Islamophobe:

At a campaign event earlier this month, Cruz touted another of the Tea Party’s favorite conspiracy theories, claiming that “Sharia law is an enormous problem” in this country. Although it is common for far right politicians to claim that American law is somehow being replaced with Islamic law, these claims have absolutely no basis in reality. Few American courts have ever even mentioned Sharia (http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/06/15/244780/no-risk-of-sharia/) or Islamic law, and those that have generally only do so in contracts or similar cases where a party before the court agreed to be bound by Sharia law.

5) Ted Cruz Campaigned On How He Helped Texas Kill A Mexican:

Cruz’s very first campaign ad encouraged GOP primary voters to support him because he helped make it easier for Texas to kill an “illegal alien.” (http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/03/22/449906/ted-cruz-vote-for-me-because-i-helped-execute-an-illegal-alien/) According to the ad, “Cruz fought all the way to the Supreme Court” after “the UN and World Court overruled a Texas jury’s verdict to execute an illegal alien.” In reality, the case Cruz won had nothing to do with whether Texas had the authority to kill this man. Rather, it concerned whether Texas could defy a treaty requiring it to inform foreign nationals who are arrested of their right “to request assistance from the consul of his own state.” Even North Korea honored this treaty (http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/07/in-texas-a-death-penalty-showdown-with-international-law/241480/#) that Cruz fought to undermine.

This guy is living in crazy town.