High praise today from Democrat James Carville who believes Ted Cruz will run for president in 2016 and will ‘eat the lunch’ of Republicans running against him, whether it be Rand Paul or Marco Rubio.
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Amen! But what is going on? I feel like we are in an alternate universe lately…Beckel, Maher, Powers, and now Carville? It is starting to freak me out a little to have to agree with them on anything.
nosilasunny Agreed. America tends to be be center right, mostly. Maybe those libs that still think America is great are seeing the writing on the wall with obama and the Leftist Marxists that are controlling the dem party right now. So they are possibly trying to set the stage to help get us back on track. Maybe….
I think they do sniff the change in the air, and are trying to turn before it’ll become blatantly obvious. They fear for their jobs.
We’ve been seeing the same here in the good old socialist BBC – suddenly they don’t take swipes at UKIP, they actually get UKIP politicians onto their programmes. And while they still can’t refrain from using their tired leftie phrases, UKIP is showing them up for what they are.
I think change is definitely in the air, people are no longer scared of being shouted down by progs, they stand up to them – and eeh-bah-gum (old Yorkshire expression!), doesn’t that feel good!
colliemum jedward1000 nosilasunny I think you’ve hit the nail; they’ve had enough.
colliemum jedward1000 nosilasunny Now it’s time for the UKIP to work to re-instate your gun rights mum!
Orangeone colliemum jedward1000 nosilasunny
Dang right it is! Good idea Orangeone!
WolfieUSA Orangeone jedward1000 nosilasunny
Gotta get into Parliament first, though, in two years time!
nosilasunny I was thinking the same thing but I think when you have people like Carville and Beckel who have been around for a long time I think they recognize talent.
nosilasunny I think it shows your principles. I was in a position to defend Farrakhan a few weeks ago on here, and Farrakhan is crazy. So its a sign of being principled that you can look past people that you don’t like and see when they make a comment that you actually agree with.
nosilasunny Have they awoken to what the Barky Boy administration has done? Are they seeing the truth with the Benghazi murders? Did the 2nd Amendment fight bring the realization that the 1st Amendment would be next? And what part did the Boston Marathon Bombing by those illegally overstaying their visas do? Boston is very close to home, a huge Lib state with strict gun laws. Did they get a glimpse of martial law in Boston with illegal searches? Are they reading the Daily Mail and the Canada Press and seeing where the truth really lies? I don’t have the answers but maybe, just maybe one of my points might be close.
I hope so because it’s sad for anyone to be lost in the woods of liberalism. Hopefully their eyes are opening to see what we already have.
Well, James Carville wasn’t born yesterday, he sure knows what he’s talking about, and he’s seen a lot of politicians come and go.
So that is high praise from a very savvy opponent indeed.
With the exception of Sarah Palin I haven’t seen a politician who gets it and who can bring even the most complicated issues so that ordinary people understand. He knows the Constitution inside out and upside down, and while he’s hard on the issue, he is softly spoken and does not offend – well, he’ll offend squishes, but that’s ok!
I pray that Ted Cruz will be safe in God’s hands, always, he and his family.
He is definitely in my prayers also. I will be proud to support Senator Cruz if he chooses to run, which I hope he does. It won’t be easy but I think he has the fortitude and character to become our next president.
colliemum Will you come and live in America if Cruz is on the ticket? I would be proud to drive you to the polling place so you can cast your vote mum.
Ah … well, have to see how it’s going to work out here with UKIP on the roll: lots of work needed to become the top UK party elected to the EU Parliament, and then the GE in 2015 – exciting times ahead! Something to really work for, for once, to really make a difference.
colliemum Orangeone Gotta plant the seed mum…glad to see your country is turning for the better as is Canada.
maybe DNC money aren’t worth your soul, Carv-vile…
Maybe Mary is making a human being out of that bald bag of s*it?
john11111 When you’re married to someone as long as they’ve been I’ve no doubt she’s rubbed off on him.
njmom john11111 it took a decade, if not more…..hard to get thru a skull of a mental prostitute 😉
i used to feel about Marco Rubio the way i now feel about Ted Cruz…..total stud!
Ted Cruz is a guy who articulates the principled conservative position and can “eat their lunch” when facing squishy Repubs.
bring on 2016
Ted Cruz is indeed a force to be reckoned with! Even RINO Establishment have come to realize and recognize this!
I’m wondering if Sen. Cruz will use some of that footage in a promo? Won’t do much for him among Conservatives as we already support him. But those so called “moderates” may be forced to think about getting off the fence and the video would drive the far Left nuts to see one of their own praise “the enemy.”
WolfieUSA Wolfie I think Americans are waking up. The Constitution, particularly the 2nd Amendment is treasured by Dems as well as Repubs and Indies. Cruz stood up for that. He also joined Rand Paul in standing against domestic use of drones and the murder of Americans by drone. He stood and read tweets in the halls of Congress! He brought the voters’ voices to the floor of the Senate multiple times that night. You were on Twitter and saw the buzz and the trending of StandWithRand. I truly wish I had been blessed with his intelligence when I was his age.
I say bring it on Dems. I want to see the day Ted Cruz is sworn in as our POTUS in Jan 2017 with his father standing beside him. This is the American story, the American dream. His father escaped communism with I believe a nickel or quarter in his pocket, couldn’t speak English. He worked, he learned English, he immediately adopted America as his country. He was welcomed because he worked and wanted to make a good life for himself. And look at the fantastic son he has raised.
I believe his father had 100 dollars sewn into his underwear when he came to the US.
Aggiemom07 Thank you!
That just brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful moment that will be. I definitely can’t wait to be able to have American pride in my president again.
nosilasunny Thank you…..
If a leftie, any type, media, political, what have you, starts complementing our conservative side and/or potential candidate(s), they are only doing it for self serving reasons. There is no honesty involved.
That said, it would be in their best interests to be one of the pundits who praised Cruz early; in order to show how smart they are if nothing else.
I will support Ted Cruz or Rand Paul; not Rubio ever. Actually, I will support only those two. They are working in the trenches when we need them. I don’t care which real or faux conservatives run; they were not HERE when this country needed them. That is my benchmark and I am sticking to it. Rubio, Santorum, Christie, Jeb Bush, McDonnel, Ayotte (yes, she is trying to set herself up for something; only she is a rino follower, hanger on), etc. ALL JUST GO AWAY!
Why is Santorum in your “go away” list?
WolfieUSA Amjean I gotta run but here is my opinion. When Santorum, a good man, gets skewered by the media, he stays skewered. Cruz never gets skewered in the first place. Santorum also assumes a weird-sounding whining stance when he’s cornered. If Cruz is like Tarzan, which he is, Santorum is like Pee Wee Herman or Casper Milquetoast. He is consistently unable to extricate himself from the media Shish kebab.
Cruz would “eat his lunch” then snack on his dinner before Santorum knew what happened 🙂
Rshill7 WolfieUSA Amjean Excellent post. 🙂
Rshill7 WolfieUSA Amjean We’ll see. The national media is not full on Cruz yet.
PhillyCon Rshill7 WolfieUSA Amjean They seem to be. They were trying to skewer Cruz during the Senate run and have been daily since he was sworn in. You don’t argue and win before the SCOTUS without having some battle scars. But we do need to beware of the MSM because they hate when they are not in control of the narrative.
Orangeone PhillyCon Rshill7 WolfieUSA Amjean I understand. But, I mean full on Palinesque Alinsky 24/7. That’s what Santorum had to endure. So, my point being in relation to what Shill is making, let’s compare apple to apple.
Remember, Cruz was running state wide in Texas. It’s a whole different ball game on a national stage, IMO.
Rshill7 WolfieUSA Amjean I also have to add that Santorum ran as a conservative in blue state. Was elected to Congress three times in a blue district and statewide twice.
The Lefties in this state are absolutely hateful. I think you underestimate his mettle, and being from his state, plus witnessing everything first hand, you are wrong in this assessment.
PhillyCon Orangeone Rshill7 WolfieUSA Amjean It is different on a national stage but Cruz had support for US Senate nationally. The power of Palin! He has also successfully argued our 2nd Amendment before the SCOTUS and won! There are very few that can say that.
Orangeone PhillyCon Rshill7 WolfieUSA Amjean I’m routing for Cruz as well! I seriously hope he can take the slings and arrows and finally defeat the Alinsky monster.
Trust me on this though, he’s not even begun to enter the den of lions or his trial by fire. This is why its a false argument to compare him to those who have already gone through it, especially Palin and/or Santorum (who got it daily from Leftists in PA).
PhillyCon Rshill7 WolfieUSA Amjean
No…I am not.
PhillyCon Orangeone Rshill7 WolfieUSA Amjean
Cruz has been getting it from both sides sir. I am right as rain on this. You can disagree but you cannot legitimately say I am wrong, as you have here today.
On the contrary, if anyone is wrong here, it is you. Let me guess. You are a Catholic. They seem to worship Santorum for that alone.
Santorum was a team player, remember? He played for the Republican team in the 90’s. The team of compromisers and losers …and he, uh, lost, and has been losing ever since.
PhillyCon Orangeone Rshill7 WolfieUSA Amjean
Also, my name is not Shill. It is Rshill7. See the difference? Do I call you Con? I may start.
Rshill7 PhillyCon Orangeone WolfieUSA Amjean Sure call me Con …. don’t care. Plus, I am NOT Catholic.
I am very aware of Santorum’s record, thank you. I think I have a first Amendment right to say that you are wrong about Santorum. You have no clue about anything, and its evident in your writing. Too bad you have such a tendency to attack those that do not agree with you.
Rshill7 WolfieUSA Amjean That is a good way of putting it. Santorum doesn’t have the “It” factor.
PhillyCon Rshill7 WolfieUSA Amjean I base my opinion mostly on when he ran for president, not anything he did or did not do for his state.
Rshill7 PhillyCon Orangeone WolfieUSA Amjean I am catholic and I don’t like him. However, there are things about religion and the Catholic Church in particular that I also don’t like. Perhaps it is because I like to think of myself as an independent thinker.
PhillyCon Rshill7 Orangeone WolfieUSA Amjean
“You have no clue about anything, and its evident in your writing.” (Con)
“Too bad you have such a tendency to attack those that do not agree with you.” (Con)
You mean like you’re doing here to me?
I disagreed with you too. Deal with it, regardless of how tough that might be for you.
Rshill7 PhillyCon Orangeone WolfieUSA Amjean Nah, it’s not tough. Disagreement is good. Thanks, Shill.
PhillyCon Rshill7 Orangeone WolfieUSA Amjean
No clue about anything?
Rshill7 PhillyCon Orangeone WolfieUSA Amjean Ok, ok. I should have not said, “anything.” You got me there.
PhillyCon Rshill7 Orangeone WolfieUSA Amjean
I just like to argue. You disagreed with me, I disagreed with you. I respect you though.
Rshill7 PhillyCon Orangeone WolfieUSA Amjean Yes. It’s all good. Buds. 🙂
Rshill7 PhillyCon Orangeone WolfieUSA Amjean Rshill7:
This is why I support Santorum.
PhillyCon Rshill7 Orangeone WolfieUSA Amjean That’s a classic right there!
AmericanborninCanada PhillyCon Rshill7 Orangeone WolfieUSA Amjean I know, Santorum in the lions den. Isn’t it scary how it’s still relevant today? Moral questions never change, do they?
PhillyCon AmericanborninCanada Rshill7 Orangeone WolfieUSA Amjean Well said. No Moral issues and questions are the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. So few have the guts to stand on them. I respect Santorum for his never wavering on that issue.
AmericanborninCanada PhillyCon Rshill7 Orangeone WolfieUSA Amjean He never wavered on issues of family and society overall. He says all the unpopular things that no one wants to hear (or say). It’s probably why he takes hits from his “own side.”
PhillyCon AmericanborninCanada Rshill7 Orangeone WolfieUSA Amjean I agree. Good night PhillyCon! I hope you have a Blessed week my friend!! 🙂 Thank you too!!
WolfieUSA Amjean I agree with Rshill 7 and will add he is squishy because he sold himself out to Arlen Spector. For me that was his downfall. Being from NJ saw a lot on my local news.
njmom WolfieUSA Amjean Oh yes … Pat Toomey. What a fighter he’s turned out to be. /
njmom WolfieUSA Amjean
I’m not writing off Rick at all yet… If at all! I like his social conservative message. We need more of that, not less.
WolfieUSA njmom Amjean I think we need less of it in presidential elections; in fact, I think we lose elections because of the emphasis put on it.
Let’s elect someone on the economy, foreign policy and defending the constitution; state’s rights, second amendment rights, etc. Let the states decide the social stuff.
I liked Santorum’s NRA leadership speech, learned more about him than I did when he was running. I will Cruise-with-Cruz into 2016 any day though. I do hope Santorum is part of his cabinet, Health and Human Services might be a great place to work on eliminating welfare.
WolfieUSA Amjean I have never liked him. He doesn’t have the chops to be president; he is silent too often. Cruz and Rand Paul are not silent. They stick their necks out when the going gets rough. Santorum joins in when it suits his purposes. I would like to see this country have a real leader; and for me, right now, that is Rand Paul and/or Cruz. I think together they would be dynamic; get things done. We don’t have time for monkeying around.
AmjeanRand is short-lived. He’s already a Squish in Iowa. It’s too bad he can only see upholding part of the Constitution.
Orangeone Amjean I refuse to believe that Rand Paul is short – lived. He is busy defending our rights and I applaud him for it. USA Today is a tool. Certainly not one of my go to sources for information on conservatives.
AmjeanOrangeoneThis is defending our rights: “If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and $50 in
cash, I don’t care if a drone kills him or a policeman kills him,” Have you ever heard of the Constitution Amjean? I guess not and it appears it is only convenient for the likes of Rand Paul when he wants media attention.
It appears that strength is attractive on both sides of the aisle. We haven’t had a leader for years. We need one. Cruz is a leader by any definition.
Pinkflowers Did you see the older woman in blue at the end of the table nodding? She’s a Demoncrat.
Orangeone Pinkflowers Yes, she’s Cokie Roberts. She’s been around for a million years. And, she is a typical Democrat talking head. The only really interesting thing that I’ve ever read from her was a discussion of how she and her husband were able to handle their religious differences in raising their children. She’s Catholic and he’s Jewish. And I read that half a million years ago…:)
Pinkflowers Orangeone Another centurion like Feinstein 🙂
Unless they uncover something sordid in Ted’s past which I think by now they would have already exposed I believe he will go far. I would vote for him in a minute over Rubio and Paul. We need a King David who was fearless and Carville is correct, Ted Cruz is. The GOP would be wise to embrace him; however, we know smart is not their strong suit.
njmom I hope the GOP leaves Cruz alone. Cruz is not a Republican, he is a Constitution-respecting Tea Party Conservative. I pray he selects Jeanine Pirro as his running mate. The two of them will mop the floor with anyone trying to challenge them. Rubio showed his true blue colors and so has Rand with his love for illegal aliens (“we’ll find a place for you here, undocumented citizens”)
Orangeone njmom The Bushies are going to want Jeb or Rubio.
They can have them, we’ve got a an Unstoppable Cruz Missile ! 🙂
njmom Orangeone Let them do it, Cruz will squish the bushie and rubicon into the ground like bugs.
Agreed on that, Wolfie, but DON’T, I repeat don’t underestimate the evil machinations of the Democratic machine. You only have to remember what they did to Herman Cain (who may or may not have been guilty), and what they attempted to do to Santorum and Perry. If Ted Cruz is fearless, and he is, then they will be pulling out all of the stops, no holds barred, no bad to immoral or depraved to set him up. We the Christian Right have to be in prayer for him above all, it is our weapon of choice, and supporting him monetarily, vocally, and with boots on the ground if we are able. Remember, he will most likely be facing off, if he runs, against Hitlery Rotten Clinton, who is the darling of the left and impervious to fault or criticism in their eyes. She is, IMO, one of the most evil women since Jezebel. The woman knows NO shame. We must not forget, first of all, WHO is in control, and second, who the enemy is, and lastly, what the enemy is capable of…JMHO
Yes! Yes! Yes!
njmom I don’t know as much about Cruz as I should, but I can’t imagine liking any of them more than Paul. I can see liking him more than Rubio. I have my disagreements with Rubio. I don’t think I’ve disagreed with Rand Paul yet.
JimLand njmom I like Rand and would support him but I’d rather Cruz. Rubio for me is a solid NO!!!!!!
JimLandnjmomSee what you think after reading this on Rand Paul. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/04/rand-paul-iowa-gop/2135717/
When you have time, take a read of the Heller case. Cruz represented 31 states in that case as a young Solicitor.
Orangeone JimLand njmom I read through most of that and didn’t really see any big dealbreakers. For example on illegal immigration, while we don’t want to be too go out of our way for people who are here illegally, but it really isn’t possible to deport all of them and very few American’s would agree to the steps necessary to do so, so I see where he is coming from there.
JimLand Orangeone njmom It’s very easy to deport the illegal aliens. Many of us have posted simple and inexpensive solutions. When you reward lawbreakers, more lawbreakers arrive. And then there are those like me who will sue the illegals, those that harbour them and the attorneys that represent them. You cannot have one set of laws for US citizens and get-out-of-prison free laws for illegal aliens.
Rand Paul is out. He’s outed as an illegal alien amnesty lover and shot himself in the foot during the Boston incident on drones, completely contradicting himself from the filibuster. He’s like his daddy, cuckoo for coco puffs.
I do not agree with Ron Paul on a number of issues, OO, especially with regards to allowing Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. That said, however, I definitely do not believe that he is cuckoo. In fact, I believe that he is one of the few congressmen who served our state honorably for over twenty years without ripping off the taxpayers with his shady deals and insider trading that almost all of the other RINOS are guilty of doing. Moreover, I definitely agreed with his Libertarian views on limited government. He fought zealously to keep the government out of our business from the very first day he was elected. And we are now finding out, too late perhaps, how RIGHT he was. Before we realized what was happening we have all but allowed the government to step in and control every aspect of our lives. We fighting the fight of our lives. Like you, I used to be quite outspoken in my criticism of Congressman Paul, until I read his bio, and realized he is actually far more deserving of our gratitude than our aspersions….JMHO
doofuschmartz Couldnt have said its better
doofuschmartz Paul’s foreign policy is cuckoo, his desire to legalize drugs w/o any regard for the impacts to the children exposed to them (saw the aftereffects of a meth house that blew up and killed everyone inside including children), cuckoo on homosexuality, all things his son also believes.
His son has gone further cuckoo saying that millions of illegal aliens that illegally invaded our country and have sucked our education, health care and other social services dry, bankrupted cities, etc. as “undocumented citizens” that he will find a home for. How the he11 with that be done with small gov’t? It won’t be and gov’t must grow exponentially to continue to service those 11-20 million illegals plus the 80 million or so that will also invade us. Check out the Heritage Foundation on the devasting impacts to the US because people like Rand Paul want to reward illegal activity.
Well he can pay the $8 trillion dollars for them. His children can be the next ones raped and murdered by illegal aliens. He puts illegal aliens over American citizens, that is treason.
Orangeone doofuschmartz Gosh I don’t even know where to start on this. I guess Ill go in order.
1. I like Rand’s foreign policy more than Ron’s. In general I think Ron is right in wanted a non-interventionalist state, which is different that isolationist.
2. Making drugs legal would help our kids a lot. All making them illegal does it provide bad people with a good business opportunity. Our kids are still getting drugs. Most kids will tell you that its easier to get pot than alcohol.
3. The problem with is not themselves, but the welfare state. Honestly the people that you are talking about are some of the hardest working people I have ever met which is what we need. And how exactly do you recommend getting rid of them using small government? Raped and murdered? Please. There is violent criminal activity on the border, but the vast majority of people coming and staying are decent people who want to work hard and have a higher standard of living than they had in Mexico.
4. Homosexuality? Being pro or anti gay marriage makes a complicated issue overly simple, as neither option is great. I could go on and on about the pros and cons, but if you are anti big government than why do you want the government to decide on the definition of marriage. If gays want to live together and call themselves married its no skin off my back.
Orangeone doofuschmartz Your rhetoric against Rand Paul is a little bit too much.
Rand Paul has a humane approach to the situation; you and your ilk would throw them in cattle cars and send them across the border.
JimLandOrangeonedoofuschmartzHere’s some homework for you, because clearly you love illegal aliens and hate unemployed Americans.
95% of outstanding murder warrants in LA are for illegal aliens http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/back704.html
Millions in Medicare is paid out to those “hard working” illegal aliens http://nation.foxnews.com/medicare/2013/01/24/report-medicare-paid-out-millions-claims-illegals
5.2 million illegal aliens are in our NICS firearms background check database, another illegal act http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/15/fbi-has-5216732-illegal-alien-records-in-gun-background-check-system/
Have some great disease from your illegals http://www.ehow.com/list_6587841_illegal-immigration-communicable-diseases.html
Illegal aliens cost US TAXPAYERS $113 billion annually (so much for those hardworking illegals that don’t pay taxes) http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/07/02/immigration-costs-fair-amnesty-educations-costs-reform/
Majority of Americans want the illegals kicked out of our country. http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/02/07/new-poll-majority-of-americans-want-illegal-immigrants-to-head-back-to-home-countries-n1506936 and http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/21/us-usa-immigration-idUSBRE91K01A20130221
Have yourself huge illegals on foodstamps (oh wait are illegals paying taxes that fund this, nope) http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/02/07/new-poll-majority-of-americans-want-illegal-immigrants-to-head-back-to-home-countries-n1506936
Guess NC is on the Mexican border when this Marine was murdered by an illegal alien http://www.examiner.com/article/illegal-alien-charged-with-murdering-marine-veteran-north-carolina
These released illegal aliens committed 19 murders and 142 sex crimes, but that’s okay with you isn’t it. http://www.examiner.com/article/illegal-alien-charged-with-murdering-marine-veteran-north-carolina
This 6 year old girl was raped by an illegal alien in IN, another border state according to you. http://www.whec.com/news/stories/s2967720.shtml?cat=565
And this 13 year old’s mother was murdered by an illegal alien when he tried to rape her daughter. http://nation.foxnews.com/illegal-immigrantion/2013/04/04/illegal-immigrant-kills-woman-denying-him-sex-13-year-old-daughter#ixzz2PVQn0OYm
Please tell the parents of these 4 children murdered by an illegal alien who had been previously caught and released for driving w/o a license in a MN (another Mexico border state I guess) sanctuary city. I’d love to see you especially tell the parents that had 2 of their children murdered by this illegal that illegals work hard so embrace them. http://www.vdare.com/posts/four-minnesota-school-children-killed-by-illegal-alien
So drugs help our kids alot. Have you seen a baby born to a drug-addicted mother? Have you seen the remains of a child that was blown to he11 in a meth house? Have you ever spoken to the loved ones of someone killed by a drug-induced driver? I suspect you answer no to all of these things. I suggest you do some research on the effects of drug use. There is a reason drugs are illegal. Am I surprised kids can get drugs, not with people like you as parents.
Amjean Orangeone doofuschmartz It is not rhetoric. We all know you bow down and kiss Rand Paul’s feet. It is because of Ron Paul and the Paulbots that we have Obama destroying our country, men and women in uniform being murdered.
Why don’t you check out my links and tell me that sympathy for illegal aliens is just fine. Perhaps you would think differently if your loved one was murdered, raped or slammed into with one behind the wheel of a car.
Amjean Orangeone doofuschmartz That’s a bit hyperbolic Amjean. Those of us who believe there are logical and real ways of deporting illegals aren’t comparable to nazis which is basically what you’re saying with the cattle car talk.
Amjean Orangeone doofuschmartz Reminder to you Amjean. 100% of the 9/11/01 TERRORISTS were in the US illegally. You would want them to have amnesty and citizenship. One of the Boston Marathon TERRORISTS was not a citizen, was no longer in school which violated his VISA, committed actions that required his deportation and if he were alive you and Rand Paul would want him to have amnesty and citizenship. Two of the three accomplices are in violation of their student visas and not even in the state where they are supposed to be yet you and Rand Paul want them to receive amnesty and citizenship. Such a “humane approach”
Orangeone You know. I was reading through all of your posts and was going to give a response, but with all of these ad hominum attacks against me, maybe not. I’m glad you think I’m okay with murder, rape, and want our kids to have drugs because I have never said any of this. Goodnight.
JimLandCouldn’t disagree more with # 2. Making drugs legal would tell our kids that it’s okay to do drugs and they’re not really harmful when that’s FAR from the truth.
SheerPolitics JimLand Smoking tobacco is legal, and I bet you could find more college age kids who smoke pot than tobacco.
Let me remind you of your comments yesterday related to Scoopers and Sarah Palin. They seem to reflect you much more than they do true conservatives (for you are a Liberal-Lite not a conservative) who support a true conservative in Sarah Palin (not the Liberal-Lite PaulBot)
“Don’t even bother posting constructive thought to Sarah Palin. A
slight criticism will raise the hair on the back of the neck (probably
the whole head) of her staunch supporters. Many of the same people who
worship Palin will be the first to denigrate another conservative.
Start reading the threads and you will see that I am right on this.
this advice is coming from someone who generally has always supported
Palin. Leave this alone trust me; unless you want to be sliced and
JimLand I would disagree, since most pot smokers also smoke cigarettes, but most cigarette smokers are not smoking pot. But you can’t really compare the two: People smoke pot to get high. Nicotine is also an addictive drug, but does not generally impair the user. They can still function, such as driving a car, whereas a pot smoker cannot, any more that someone who has been drinking. They generally don’t smoke pot as often as a cigarette smoker lights up. Those that are heavily into pot are usually not working or going to school or being productive.
They may move on to heavier drugs. I worked in a long-term drug rehab for 4 years. No one I met started out on heroin, cocaine, crack, etc. They started on alcohol and/or pot. Average starting age was about 12.
Alcohol is legal for use over the age of 21 and yet you regularly can find stories of underage students involved in alcohol fueled auto crashes or alcohol poisoning and binge drinking. So making something legal for adults does not make it less attractive for children. It makes it easier to get because likely their parents, siblings or friends can easily get their hands on it.
Legalizing drugs would be disastrous for our nation. What we need to do is secure the friggen border. Most of the traffic coming across illegally is human and drug smuggling. Having the government sanction drug use would increase the illegal flow, not stem it. Sometimes it costs to stand up for what is right.
SheerPolitics Excellent response!
JimLand #4 No one cares if two gays are living together. But that’s not what they want. They want the government to come in and force recognition of their union as marriage. Which, for example, would mean business supplying benefits to heterosexual couples would be required to provide them to homosexual couples, even if it was against the business owner’s religious beliefs.
SheerPolitics JimLand Right which is why I don’t want the government to decide. If businesses want to provide the same benefits, than more power to them. I don’t want the government to make them.
SheerPolitics JimLand The last part in particular is what I want to fix. I disagree that most of the traffic is human traffiking and drugs, but even if it was, those drug cartels cannot function unless the drug is illegal. That is the central issue for me of the drug debate.
Whoaa…I have NOTHING against Rand Paul, Amjean. I like his platform, his humane approach to the immigration issues, and to erasing the felony convictions of minors and young people arrested for pot smoking. In case you didn’t look closely enough, you might want to read the defense I made of his father, Congressman, Ron Paul, who has, for too long, and by too many ignorant people, been vilified as a kook. Nothing could be further from the truth. No, I don’t agree with him on every issue, but he is more right than wrong on a whole lot of issues. Primarily, his stance on limited government. He was beating that drum a long time ago, none of us heeded the warning, and now, we are clinging for dear life to what is left of the shreds of our Constitution…
Ten years ago, I was Ron Paul’s biggest critic when he stood alone within the Republican party and decried our decision to go to war in the Middle East. I believe he was the only true visionary who saw then, what we are all realizing, to our great horror, what was going to come of it. I envisioned a quick, death blow to Saddaam Hussein, and to Bin Laden and the Taliban, not unlike our first victory in Desert Storm in 1991 when I was in the Army. I think most Americans did. Ron Paul was one of the few who knew what would really happen. He was also right about the Patriot Act, and a whole lot of other issues meant to minimize the role of the Federal Government…we should have paid more attention…we were no better than ignorant libs…
JimLandSheerPoliticsSo you think meth and heroine should be legal too? Oh wait, only pot is smuggled by the drug cartel? What about the nearly $1 m just seized a week ago at the AZ border. http://www.kpho.com/story/22112123/969k-in-meth-heroin-seized-at-border-checkpoint
njmom Dewhurst would’ve exposed it last year during their runoff.
lonestar1 njmom That’s true. Dewhurst told twisted lies because he had NOTHING on Cruz
Wow. Encouraging coming from Carville. I think we all here disagree with Carville on issues, but I don’t see Carville is one that I can disagree with and still respect. I think he is an honest guy anyway.
Interesting to see how Cruz would handle Rubio or Paul. He can’t get nasty with them, since they both have loyal followers and Cruz certainly doesn’t want to have the same type of bloody primary fight that Romney had to go through. If Cruz is smart, he will take the high road with the other Republicans, which means basically ignore them while pushing a strict conservative platform. Be more like Reagan and he can’t lose.
Libertyship46 I agree. But I think Cruz should just be himself. He doesn’t need to imitate Reagan’s mannerisms. I want someone that is comfortable in their own skin. Oh, full disclosure: that is exactly one of the things I’m looking for come primary time.
Libertyship46 I think he’s very smart!
One thing Conservatives have to do is not allow Karl Rove and others tell them that a moderate candidate is needed. Moderate candidates lose elections McCain and Romney are two examples. Thus, Rubio and any other moderate should jot even be considered. By the way, I like Cruz a lot.
TinaG123 I have an uneasy feeling that Chris Christie will the next “electable” candidate “who can win over those crucial independents” that gets pushed by the Roves of the party.
TinaG123 The grassroots will stay home if they nominate a moderate, and I am in full sympathy with them, so my vote will be a stay home too. We have nothing left to lose at this point so continuing to support an unprincipled political party who continues to demonstrate they’re just some version of socialist lite instead of believing in our traditional American beliefs, would be meaningless.
Be very careful when democrats are praising you. Be vewwwy careful!! Keep doing the tight things, Cruz. We got your back.
But more mportantly he wil eat the lunchof that old person Hilary Clinton!
Waaay To Early!
Uh-oh. If Carville and the Dems are talking up Cruz you can bet they think they have something to smash him with if he runs. Such as the fact he was born in Canada. Never trust the lying snake Carville or any of his Dem fellow travelers. They always have ulterior motives.
terimwal My thoughts exactly. I enjoy the ragin’ cajun, but I don’t trust him.
The biggest thing that worries me is, Rand will run. Jindal will run. Cruz will run. Santorum will run again. Rubio will run.
And you know who sneaks in because the conservative vote is so watered down? Big mouth RINO Christie or Jeb Bush.
I can’t vote for either one. Will go L ticket, that how sick of the GOP I am.
jamesbotts16309 Never thought I would say this, but as a conservative vs Republican, if a RINO like Christie, Bush or Rubio gets the nod, that’s it for me. This time I won’t vote for the lesser of evil in taking a GOP vs Dem, because the damage has already been done, and if we don’t put someone in there like Cruz, they won’t undo this damage. At that point there is nothing left…
The GOP doesn’t want us anyway. They have no intention of rolling back this leviathan. That’s why they are trying to steal voters from the left.
They have no interest in our vision of the constitution and the size and scope of the federal government at all. If they can steal 25 million voters from the left so that they don’t have to hear us complain anymore, well that’s just fine and dandy with them.
For others in the GOP, the status quo is just fine with them. They are in safe red districts. They don’t care if they are the minority party. They get the fringe benefits, the y get to grandstand and complain, but they have no real responsibility of governing. The house of representatives had this attitude for over 40 years before someone like Gingrich came along. And too many of them are right back into that line of thinking.
Do you see the house of representatives passing any conservative legislation? No, of course you don’t. Because they don’t want the media harassing them. Better to keep the status quo and try to squeak out one more election cycle while rocking the boat as little as possible.
jamesbotts16309Lady_Penquin20-30? that many?! I can think of about 9 and that’s stretching.
Lady_Penquin jamesbotts16309 I hate to say this but if Hillary runs it’s all over any way. The lemmings and low info voters just love her. She is going to offer them even more than the WON. Curious to see who the VP will be to seal the deal.
pajamakat Lady_Penquin jamesbotts16309 If it’s Hildebeast and the Wookie, which is the dem dream team, that’s when I will become an ex-pat!
pajamakat Lady_Penquin jamesbotts16309 She’s going to get skewered in the Benghazi hearings. If the spin-doctors can successfully parlay that into a witch-hunt or something like what happened to Clarence Thomas during his confirmation hearings, then maybe they can resurrect her chances. But currently, she’s toast.
jamesbotts16309 I don’t foresee Jindal running. There was a time I supported him wholeheartedly-not so much now. I will NOT vote for Christie or Jeb Bush. I’ve been guilty of voting for the lesser of the evils in the past, but I absolutely could not vote for those 2. My jury is still out on Rand Paul.
I have been following Cruz since 2010 have listened to his case before SCOTUS and the man is solid. The RINOs went after him and his wife when he was running against the machine backing Dewhurst. Dems tried to go after him but grassroots stood behind him and the democrat Sadler could not get traction. Sadler would accuse Cruz of all. Kinds of nonsense when they were suppose to debate. Cruz held his own. If Cruz runs I will support him and work my tail off like I did for his run for Senate.
Aggiemom07 I would, as well.
Rubio better not even think about running. I’ll sit that election out. I’m not voting for RINOs ever again!! Let’s get em Cruz.
The Left is scared of people like Cruz, Rand, and Lee because they aren’t Rinos they can manipulate.
well……………….Pollyanna would take what this man says at face value
Democrats will always tell you what they fear most.
jgilman Carville fears Cruz and Beckel fears Rubio.
DarkKnight2016 jgilman Why would Beckel fear Rubio?
AmericanborninCanada DarkKnight2016 jgilman
Rubio don’t use sugar in his cokies , ha ha,j/k beckel.
PoserHunter You will know him, in time!
Carville is politically savvy…I once thought Cruz was a blow hard, but he’s turning heads. Does he win the nomination .no..he won’t but it will be one heck of a primary if he does run. My guess his he won’t. He’ll support Rubio.
redford041 He will not support the illegal alien amnesty champion over our Constitution, ever.
redford041 Don’t underestimate Cruz. I don’t think he’ll support Rubio.
Give it time. eventually they all fall and become “RINOs”
You “Repubs” that are already saying that ted cruz will be a RINO shouldn’t shoot first and ask questions later. This man is a Costitutional genius, can out debate ANYONE (he won 6 of 9 cases in front of the SCOTUS). He is the best and brightest that we have- and he should be the nominee- with a Rand Paul or Allen West as VP
Atlanta-Esquire I’d prefer Allen West with Ted Cruz (MY senator) as VP, but I’d be happy with either order. They’re my 2 absolute favorites.
tvlgds Atlanta-Esquire Cruz/Pirro. IMO Allen West would hurt the ticket given what both the GOP and Dems did to him in FL. West also had some bad votes. West, however, would be an outstanding Sec of Defense and would properly advise Cruz on successful Rules of Engagement.
Atlanta-Esquire Who’s saying Cruz will be a rino? I’m going for West/Cruz!
Atlanta-Esquire TOTALLY AGREE!
Gotta hand it to Carville, he’s not afraid to tell it like it is, popular or not. The man drives me nuts but every once in awhile this ragin’ cajun gets it right!
PVG Carville is up to something–never take anything he says at face value. He may mistakenly think that Cruz will alienate the GOP because he’s conservative; he would be wrong, but he’s still up to something.
This will make Cruz target #1 for the democratic hit men. I hope he can take the sling and arrows.
Judas has to jump fire ( kiss of death) warning shot ahead of time for his troop to get them ready. James, you’re absolutely correct in your analyses. Cruz is happening, and will be a formidable foe for you all progressive liberal oil snake sales reps. Cruz is Fearless , Principled, full of wisdom and cool under fire.
crosshr RobHorine And as Constitutional as you can get!
crosshr RobHorine In other words, unlike the “dear leader”in the White House, CRUZ is leadership material!
For those who didn’t see the speech Carville mentioned here it is:
Thanks for the link!
Aggiemom07 You’re welcome
Every time I see Carville (Gollum Smeagol) I expect to hear him talking to his “precious”, he really did a good job in “Lord of the Rings” series, not so much in politics…
Oh no, I hate for democrats to pick our candidates- takes me back to the last primary, not a good place to go. 10 to one Carvelle is of the opposite persuasion, progressives speak out of the both sides of their mouths.
PAWatcher He didn’t pick him, he said Cruz would lose in the end. And of course, Carville is wrong on that point.
Cruz is one of the few conservatives who can galvanize a huge majority of the conservative base, much like Sarah Palin, but with a lot less liberal bias against him in the minds of the masses. RUN CRUZ RUN
Carville is a Jerk. But he has this one right .
If Carville says it I still don’t trust him. Jim DeMint is very good.
Oh Oh ! be careful.. anytime JC is impressed there is big trouble coming !
Democrats always hype those Republicans whom they know will be easiest to beat. Just wait until Cruz wins the primary. Carville won’t be praising him in the general election.
notpilgrims Agreed… the democrats don’t want to be playing that game with this guy. He’ll be eating their lunch. Let’s not forget who supported Cruz in the election he won… and why…
notpilgrims I give Carville more credit than that. He’s more genuine than you think. IMO.
Related: Why I Oppose the Internet Tax Bill by Sen Ted Cruz
I think Rand has an edge on Cruz for a 2016 run….but I’m not sure who I would like to see better. Cruz definitely upsets the establishment, so I’m not sure if I’d want to keep him in the Senate to call out the cowards from our side. I don’t want him to expend his star power on a failed presidential run. I do hope he eats Rubio’s lunch, however…..I’m not sure Paul can do that.
StewieGriffin One thing to keep in mind, Cruz can run and if by some ill chance not win, he still has his Senate seat because he will have only served 4 out of 6 years. To me, no comparison. Rand Paul is pro-illegal alien amnesty and just put his foot in his mouth saying it’s okay to drone an American on American soil.
Rand’s problem: he’s gotten in the habit of “Rubio-ing”, where he says something one day, gets the resulting poll #’s, then backtracks.
Give me an unapologetic, passionate conservative like Palin or Cruz any day; as a result, you eliminate all the flip flopping and back pedalling.
StewieGriffin I really like them both. Both of
them are fearless and stick to their principles. I like Cruz better on
foreign policy but when it comes to the Constitution and limiting the role of
the Federal Government, returning power back to the states I think I would
prefer Paul. I’ve heard too much from Cruz articulating federal solutions
to problems. In his NRA speech he mentioned legislation he introduced to
increase prosecution of Federal gun laws and increasing funding for school
safety. Well, I’m sorry but Washington should not have that authority. I also
think Paul is better at reaching the brain dead masses than Cruz. Going
to Hampton to talk about Libertarianim was amazing. He may have been the only
person capable of pulling that off.
In the end I would be happy with either one, but I think our country may be too far gone for either man to win a National election.
StewieGriffin I’ve lots of reservations about Paul, and they are simply because of his father. Rand Paul was “extreme” in my opinion and came across as a laughable kook. Makes me think O “an apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” However, Paul did stand up and filibuster so I give him that. I just worry that he saw how his father spoke out too much and has realized he needs to come across more moderate. I’m NOT saying this is true, I’m just saying it concerns me.
Oh-oh: Liberal praise.
Ted Cruz is the best. He would be a blessing to this country. Maybe even God would come back.
Actually HE – Is everywhere
SHHH! – Don’t tell the liberals!
Joe, your Scoop family is worried about you, haven’t seen you post since last Saturday. Please post somewhere on a current thread so we know you and your son are okay.
I don’t exactly like the panel presented here, because most of them cause me to puke, especially Cokie Roberts, but if there is one Democrat I can wrap my arms around, it is James Carville. I have always believed James Carville is more of an American, than he is a Democrat. He proved that this evening. He recognizes in Ted Cruz, what we all recognize in Ted Cruz. A change is coming, and Ted Cruz is going to be the leader of that change.
Would be refreshing to see a Republican primary season thats devoid of rino’s.
yazz55 Wouldn’t it?
The GOP BETTER take notice of what we, the people, want. Or…they are going to lose again, and lose our country to boot.
lyrical yazz55 It’s strange to see you laying it on the GOP when you should be laying it on the Dem.
PoserHunter lyrical yazz55 Let’s remember our founders didn’t set up any parties in our founding documents. In fact they warned us against parties …events have proved them to be absolutely right.
Cruz is my Senator( I never capitalize the word senator unless they act like what a real senator should be) and I hope he gives Sarah Palin her due since she helped sooo much in getting the vote out for him. I’m sure he will since he actually has backbone. I’m loving the guy.
RINO’s better take notice. Americans are tired of people who wont speak their mind and shoot straight.. Cruz is of the same ilk as Reagan…the man who put political correctness on its head.
ryanomaniac i would love to see a palin/cruz ticket in 2016 – especially if hillary clinton decides to run. would a debate it would be between sarah and hillary.
OH HEART OF MINE BE STILL…. that would be awesome….. but I see a ‘lefty birther regime come out after Cruz… Hannity already started it…
ryanomaniac I believe Reagan was the only true Conservative President we ever had, because he combined Conservative principles with a fierce love of The Constitution and of his country. I see that in Ted Cruz.
Carville, whose best buds are Bill and Hillary Clinton (which should tell you everything you need to know about ‘ol James), was almost right.
The most talented and fearless politician the Republicans have had in the last 30 years-is Ted’s good friend and supporter, Gov. Sarah Palin.
I imagine Sarah is as proud as a big sister, watching Ted “take on” the elite frauds, currently RUNNING and RUINING, this once great country.
Carville was speaking as an evaluator of talent. Like an old baseball scout up in the stands can recognize which kids on the playing field have a shot at the majors. He noticed something in Cruz that excited his appreciation for raw political talent. Like he saw in a young Governor from Arkansas back in the day. JC appreciates the talent no matter what uniform he wears.
I see it more as JC was issuing marching orders to the masses to start the smear attack against Ted Cruz…
If Ted is truly the most “talented and fearless” politician republicans have had in 30 years, what does that say about the Bushies, Karl Rove, Rick Perry, who did everything humanly possible–to “take out” Ted, when he ran for his senate seat?
Oh, I get it, maybe they’re not conservative, after all.
(Note: with respect, IMO, Gov. Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz’s friend and supporter, is the most talented and fearless republican politician–to come along in thethe last 30 years. By his own admission, Ted has said numerous times, he wouldn’t be in the Senate. Did anyone on the panel mention this? I didn’t think so.)
mder4thegov Right you are …and let’s not forget it as the feminist brigade tries to take down this great mother and tough partisan.
Thankfully, and given
the nature of the current fundamental American legal and “constitutional/
governing crisis”, (let’s call it ,”The Boomer Interruption),” a
brilliant and patriotic young lawyer, capable and dedicated to the restoration and revival of the
Founders Imagination is a critical need.
I Agree with both Mr.
Carville the,”Ragin Cajun” and Alan Dershowitz, a giant presence and one of the few Professors at the Harvard Law school still worthy of the name. He considers Cruz a star of the profession. Take it to the bank!
dierardo Well said and I agree 100%!
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