By The Right Scoop


OH MAN. This is your red meat for the day. Ted Cruz totally calls out John McCain over his ‘motion to instruct‘ suggestion that the Democrats not use the budget to raise the debt ceiling:

4:07 – But what’s happening on the Republican side? Well some have suggested we ought to just have a motion to instruct. Now the problem with a motion to instruct is the motion to instruct is non-binding, so it’s a purely symbolic gesture. But even a motion to instruct not to raise the debt ceiling would lose. Why? Because there are 55 Democrats and the 55 Democrats would vote against it.

And here’s the dirty little secret about some of those on the right side of the aisle. There are some who would very much like to cast a symbolic vote against raising the debt ceiling and nonetheless to allow our friends on the left side of the aisle to raise the debt ceiling. That to some Republicans is the ideal outcome because they can go to their constituents and say ‘see I voted no’ and yet at the same time wonderfully they lost and they didn’t actually have to stand up and stop what was happening.

And so that is an outcome, I believe, that there are some on this side of the aisle who desire.

And that’s just the beginning. He also calls out McCain for impugning the character of Republicans in this debt ceiling fight and more. You’re gonna love this clip.

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  • Conservative_Hippie

    Please Lord, let this man be eligible for the presidency!  I love him!

    • Amjean

      From your mouth to God’s ear.

    • heshtesh

      Conservative_Hippie And if not I relish the thought of Ted Cruz in the Senate for the next number of years, on a personal note I believe Ted Cruz is eligable for the Presidency.

    • http://cfp4us.org/ WolfieUSA
      • Conservative_Hippie

        WolfieUSA Conservative_Hippie I would vote for him in a New York minute!

      • Conservative_Hippie

        WolfieUSA Conservative_Hippie Wolfie, this paragraph from yopur linked artcile worries me a little…
        “However, Maskell points out in an expanded, Nov. 2011 memorandum “there is no Supreme Court case which has ruled specifically on the presidential eligibility requirements, although several cases have addressed the term ‘natural born’ citizen. And this clause has been the subject of several legal and historical treatises over the years, as well as more recent litigation.”
        Opponents may attempt litigation.  I think I’ll feel better once the SCOTUS sets precedence on the NBC clause.

        • http://cfp4us.org/ WolfieUSA

          Conservative_Hippie WolfieUSA 
          Good point.  But as was pointed out McCain ran and was born out of the country…  NObama ran and nobody knows where the heck he was really born.  If they pull that card, they’ll open a can of worms they’d best leave closed.

        • Conservative_Hippie

          WolfieUSA Conservative_Hippie Yeah, that card is not one the Libs want to play!

        • RickeyBraddam

          Conservative_Hippie WolfieUSA What worries me is the 14th Amendment where it says “and subject to the jurisdiction thereof”. There are two conditions, born on U.S. soil and subject to the jurisdiction thereof. That means that a newborn is not subject to the jurisdiction just because of being born on U.S. soil, so what makes it subject to the jurisdiction thereof? I have found one source that defines both citizen and natural born citizen.
          Quoting from the introduction to “The Law of Nations”:
          “This 1758 work by Swiss legal philosopher Emmerich
          de Vattel is of special importance to scholars of constitutional history and
          law, for it was read by many of the Founders of the United States of America, and
          informed their understanding of the principles of law which became established
          in the Constitution of 1787.”
          And from that work Chapter XVIII, Section 212:
          “The citizens are the members of the civil society;
          bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they
          equally participate in its advantages. The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in
          the country, of parents who are citizens. As the society cannot exist and
          perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those
          children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all
          their rights. The society is supposed to desire this, in consequence of
          what it owes to its own preservation; and it is presumed, as matter of course,
          that each citizen, on entering into society, reserves to his children the right
          of becoming members of it.”
          Note that it says “parents” [plural] and “citizens” [plural], that is BOTH parents are citizens at the time of birth.
          All this said, if Ted Cruz is chosen as a candidate for the Presidency I will vote for him without even stopping to think about it.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Cruz – “Let me be perfectly clear:  I don’t trust Republicans.” http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/301329-cruz-i-dont-trust-republicans?
    That makes two of us, Senator Cruz.

    • njmom

      Conniption Fitz Count me as three.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Alan Dershowits, Author and Law Professor, Harvard:  “Ted Cruz is one of the smartest students to ever go through my classes.”

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Conniption Fitz Awesome quote!

    • Orangeone

      Conniption Fitz Thank you, I’m going to use that in my next IRS blog!

  • uncmetsgal

    *THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE*
    99 more just like him, and we’d be all set.

  • cherpers

    Just can’t spot grinning when I listen to this guy.

    • cherpers

      lol “spot” oops

  • tencole

    Palin/Cruz  2016…….just saying.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      tencole The Dream Team!

    • heshtesh

      tencole I so want to agree with you but the thought of the Senate without Ted Cruz in it scares the hell out of me at this time! At least till we get more Ted Cruz types in the Senate.

      • deTocqueville1

        heshtesh tencole And that would be the danger. Wouldn’t it be great if he was the Senate Majority Leader for a President Palin?

        • heshtesh

          deTocqueville1 heshtesh tencole In my dreams!

        • RickeyBraddam

          heshtesh deTocqueville1 tencole  And the Democrat’s nightmares!

  • Amjean

    You are right, I love it!  Always love some Ted Cruz (and Rand Paul).  They fight for us.  They fight for liberty.  They fight for what is right.  They fight for common sense conservatism.  And it is so appreciated.

  • Gtrjag

    Thank you Texas.

    • comoesta3

      Gtrjag He a true public servant doing the job for which he was elected.   That’s very rare anymore.

      • Orangeone

        comoesta3 Gtrjag Other Senators and some Reps are gaining their courage.  Watch Jason Chaffetz and Mike Lee from Utah, Jim Bridenstein from OK, Jim Jordan from OH.

    • BrianGlover

      Gtrjag You’re welcome!! Best vote of my life was voting for this man.

  • colliemum

    Yess! He said ‘wackobirds’! He knows that using this derogatory expression for himself and his co-fighters turns it into a badge of honour. Well done.
    But there’s more – Ted Cruz rightly points out that ‘instructions’ from the RINOs means diddly-squat to Harry Reid, and that it’s just  a ruse by the RINOs to make themselves look good in front of their constituents.
    He is right to insist on demanding 60 votes for this budget – and I hope you all use this video to harass your RINO senators to do so.
    Remember the votes for gun control? Remember what Ted Cruz said about American standing up and kicking their representatives made it possible to vote that legislation down? So go and do it again – for your country, for your children, and yes, for Ted Cruz!

    • SheerPolitics

      colliemum  If I ever get a chance to meet him, I want to create a “I’m a Wacko Bird too!” t-shirt to wear.

    • NorthernBear

      colliemum He’s one of the remaining few who actually has a pair. Love the way he keeps throwing McCain’s B.S. back in his face…..I hope tomorrow he can work in a “Hobbit” reference.

      • Conniption Fitz

        NorthernBear colliemum Throw in a couple of Unicorns too!

  • firegeorge

    God bless him.  I love this man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SheerPolitics

    The thing is RINOS like McCain WANT to raise the debt ceiling. We saw this when the GOP was in charge. They didn’t stop spending, they just spent the money on different things from the dems.

    • jdbaird

      That’s what I was saying during the last presidential election. People kept saying “the democrats and republicans want to grow gov’t it’s just a matter of how big and fast they want to grow it” no it’s just a matter of HOW. The RINO’s want to grow crony capitalism and the dems want to grow the welfare state in the end it’s equally as damaging to the country.

  • Laurel A

    I think I am in love!!!!

  • Laurel A

    The old saying goes  “Where God closes a door he opens a window”. 

    I think God just opened the window.

    • Orangeone

      Laurel A And the window is larger than any door could ever be.

  • Micawber

    I am not gay; I am a man.  But somehow I find myself wanting to write this man a love letter.

    • jdbaird

      Ha ha ha, I was gonna say the same thing…in a very heterosexual way I love you Ted Cruz…

      • Orangeone

        jdbairdMicawber Call Cruz’s D.C. office (202) 224-5922!  His staff LOVES it when people around the country call and thank him.  They pass along the info.  Cruz knows he was elected as Senator from Texas but he stands for all of us!

        • Micawber

          Orangeone jdbaird Micawber Thanks I shall call – and pass his number on too.  I’d give money in a heartbeat to his campaign.  Hell, I’d go join it too.

        • Orangeone

          Micawber Orangeone jdbaird Thank you!  I think Wolfie posted Cruz’s PAC info in this thread.  I already contributed.

  • The Sentinel

    And that’s why Ted Cruz has my vote if he runs for POTUS in 2016.
    This is an example of what senators SHOULD look like, should sound like, and how they should act… when given so much power and the trust from their respective states. McLame is a classic example of The GOP Establishment. A dinosaur who embraces compromises and politics… a man whose best days are long behind him. A waste of space. A cadaver. A traitor.
    God bless Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and the handful of other true, selfless, patriotic heroes who remain in the senate and congress. May the Lord protect them and guide their steps, their hearts, their convictions and their words.

  • freechic

    Whoo-hoo!  That’s my Senator!  Cruz control at it’s best.

    • Orangeone

      freechic I’m soooo jealous!

      • freechic

        Orangeone freechic So move to Texas….it might be the only safe country soon! :-)

        • Orangeone

          freechic Orangeone Way too many illegal aliens for me.  I have plenty where I am but TX has more….which is really too bad.

      • freechic
        • Orangeone

          freechic Orangeone Totally awesome!  It’s too bad the CA progressives are polluting CO and TX.

  • CarolynGiles

    Makes me proud to be from Texas!!! I still think the ticket for 2016 is Paul/Cruz… what a great combination of AMERICANS!!!!

    • Laurel A

      CarolynGiles Leave off the Paul and you have it right.

      • poorhardworker

        Laurel A CarolynGiles I’d go for Cruz and Jeanine Pirro!!!

        • Orangeone

          poorhardworker Laurel A CarolynGiles That’s my dream team Cruz/Pirro!

      • deTocqueville1

        Laurel A CarolynGiles My preference is he stay in the Senate until he cleans it up and presides over it as the Founders intended it function.

      • Orangeone

        Laurel A CarolynGiles Exactly!

  • Aggiemom07

    So proud of Senator Cruz never waivering! Never have I been so proud to have campaigned or voted for anyone running for office. Keep up the good work Senator you have many Americans and Texans supporting you.

  • BrianGlover

    The best vote I have made in recent memory. Proud to have worked for his election!!

    • Laurel A

      BrianGlover Is that a Dapple Dachsund in your profile photo?

      • BrianGlover

        Laurel A BrianGlover Double dapple piebald.

  • njmom

    That is the nicest tongue lashing I’ve ever heard. What a blessing Ted Cruz is to this country and I would be proud to call him Mr. President.

    • deTocqueville1

      njmom Yes indeed.

  • odin147

    Making Texans proud, if he holds he could be the Churchill of USA.

  • http://cfp4us.org/ WolfieUSA

    We are Proud to  be WACKOBIRDS!!!!
    Certified Right Wing Wackobird! 

    http://rightwingart.com/57fbe327-0b37-4dc1-9f50-f4258ff27576/artupload.aspx

    • Orangeone

      WolfieUSA Tweeted and I’ll be right behind you to RT it!

  • TinaG123

    Rinos need to be called out. Good job Cruz.

  • Conservator1

    I don’t trust Republicans either. Politically, I’m a conservative who’s a registered Republican. Today, the GOP has far to many moderates who don’t support my beliefs. Put me down as as a Tea Partier who will do anything to help Senator Cruz become our next president. 
    BTW, as I type this post I’m listening to King Obama quoting Sen. McCain as someone who supports him – yuck.

  • deTocqueville1

    Thanks so much Scoop. Just a beautiful evisceration of the traitors and saboteurs on the RINO side. Cruz is a brilliantly logical thinker and debater. The succinct, articulate and forceful exposition of the essence of the underlying fraud is a wonderful thing.
    We need many more likeminded folks in Congress.

  • mike3e4r7

    Cruz is definitely the real deal.  That was fantastic, and all he was really doing was sticking to his principles, speaking the truth, and standing up to those who do not have our best interests at heart..  He never compromises on the truth.  It’s amazing how rare it is to find someone with those qualities in politics.

    • deTocqueville1

      mike3e4r7 Yup, he cuts rght through the smoke and smashes the mirrors so we can see the truth.

  • BetseyRoss

    Totally and unabashedly Awesome.

  • kong1967

    Nice to see we have someone actually working for us.   Someone willing to stand up and do the right thing even if it costs his job.  I don’t like politicians that lie to us about what they are doing or what they are actually supporting.  Deceiving us so they don’t lose their jobs.
    We need to fire those that do, because when we continue to vote for them we are voting to be held in the dark and to be continuously deceived.

  • http://cfp4us.org/ WolfieUSA

    Possible bumper stickers… of the top of my head, not much thought went into these, I’m sure you guys will come up with some GREAT ones. 

    “You can’t lose with Cruz”
    “Cruz-ing to the top”
    “Cruz-missile”

    • Orangeone

      WolfieUSA Love them all!  We need window decals instead of bumper stickers though…..

      • CarolynDixon

        Orangeone WolfieUSA i can make them…just need to get the blanks and type in the message and print.  can do it in any color.

        • Orangeone

          CarolynDixon Orangeone WolfieUSA You need to get with Ted Cruz!  He should be using you to GET THIS DONE!  I’ll cretainly purchase :)

    • ryanomaniac

      WolfieUSA Cruz-missile fits perfectly.

    • Micawber

      WolfieUSA Hi Wolfie, what’s Cruz’s PAC information?  I’d like to contribute $

    • mike3e4r7

      “Better Ted than red”

      • cabensg

        mike3e4r7  Never thought I’d see the day when that saying came back. “Better dead than red”. You’ll have to explain it to any young’uns who think it has something to do with repainting a room.

        • mike3e4r7

          Thanks.  I was wondering how many people would get the reference.

        • mike3e4r7

          Thanks.  I was wondering how many people would get the reference.  If I’m not mistaken 60’s radicals used to say it the other way around during their Vietnam protests.  (i.e. “Better red than dead”)

    • Conservative_Hippie

      WolfieUSA Nice ones!  Here’s a few more…
      – Sail the Cruz Ship (Liner?) to Victory in 2016!
      – Choose Cruz in 2016!
      – You can’t lose with Cruz!
      –  Cruz, a candidate you can’t rewfuse!
      –  Jump on the Ted Sled in 2016
      Your Cruz-missle is my favorite.  If he runs he needs to use that in some way.

      • http://cfp4us.org/ WolfieUSA

        Conservative_Hippie WolfieUSA  
        Excellent! :-)

    • nosilasunny

      Cruzin’ to victory!

  • Rshill7

    I’m picturing John McCain roasting over an open fire while Ted slowly turns the crank.
    John McCain disgusts me every bit as much as Obama does. I hope he gets the message, loud and clear.

    • Orangeone

      Rshill7 Oh WolfieUSA I see another great graphic based on Rshill7’s great description!

    • CarolynDixon

      Rshill7 the only good thing mccain has done is to select sarah palin as his vp running mate and she endorsed and campaigned for Cruz.

  • jdbaird

    That speech right there was worth the $100 I sent him during his campaign.

  • poorhardworker

    He is a very erudite speaker!!!  Stand your ground, Ted!!!  You are earning the respect of loads of We the People that believe in our Constitutional Republic!  And, oddly enough, the connivance’s, deceptions and words of the liberal/progressive/democrats are showing to the WORLD that they cannot be trusted to tell the truth!  I would tell Obama…no money until all the scandals are resolved!  They have shown themselves to be less than honorable and untrustworthy and hopelessly bad liars.

  • http://cfp4us.org/ WolfieUSA

    Sign up, contact or donate to Ted Cruz here: http://www.tedcruz.org/ (official Ted Cruz website)

  • poorhardworker

    Just sent McCain a FB message:  “60 VOTES TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING”…oh, and I added “Stop counselling Obama….for gosh sakes!”

  • Orangeone

    Jim DeMint said everywhere he goes crowds are on their feet when Ted Cruz’s name is mentioned!

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Orangeone That’s a good sign in case he decides to run in 2016!

      • Orangeone

        Conservative_Hippie Orangeone Yes it is!  And I sooooo pray he does.

  • bfunk

    This guy is a rock star.

  • toongoon

    I’ll bet McLame feels that the Viet Namese treated him better, maybe he’ll return.

  • NYGino

    With 50 votes needed I can hear Shumer now…”Do our Republicans get a pass on this?”

  • NYGino

    Sen. Cruz will probably not be receiving a Christmas card from the McCains this year.

    • Chevypowered

      NYGino Hell if i receive anything from McCain I would make sure it’s not ticking.

      • http://cfp4us.org/ WolfieUSA

        Chevypowered NYGino 
        LOL!  :-)

  • ryanomaniac

    Eat that McCain. Thank you Ted Cruz. Thank you. Just someone telling the truth Unabashedly is refreshing as hell.

    • CarolynDixon

      ryanomaniac we just nominated for the gop lt. gov. E. W. Washington who is not afraid to tell it like it is either.  E. W., a black conservative preacher, former marine, lawyer and business owner … pro-life and   against homosexual lifelstyle.  said homosexuals can hide their sexuality in the bedroom but people of color could not hide the color of their skin.  can’t wait to vote for him in November.

  • RocklinConservative

    “The Central fight here …. ”  YES … keep your eye on the ball and don’t let them distract!

  • tsturbo

    McCain is a pasty, bloated reptile that needs to go back to Arizona permanently, perhaps to lay out on some desert rock to warm his cold heart.

    • mysablegsd

      tsturbo he has no heart.

    • Orangeone

      tsturbo He isn’t well liked in AZ either.  Lied, lied and lied some more about deporting illegal aliens, strong border enforcement, the fence, etc. and then with his GangBanger friends have massive amnesty and no enforcement or border security.

  • WordsFailMe

    The Republican party needs to be condemned by deecent American citizens. The tea party, while adequate in the realm of taxes and government size was born toothless and has been gumming there way through the morass of tyranical takeover in this country for four years.
    What demonstration will the Tea party conduct next just to prove that it’s attendee’s pick up after themselves and conduct themselves peacefully and without signs of class or racial hatred. You’re supposed pick up after yourselves, you losers! You want to take credit for minimum performance? Okay but that won;t put you in my foxhole. Whe the SHTF, you can figure it out for yourselves.
    We need to look at UKIP, British people unafraid to say the hell with immigrants who want to bring their old system and supplant ours, the hell with patience with our legislators and elected leader. They are self serving sycophants and their children will out live and thrive better than mine.  We need to take a close look at UKIP.
    Thank you for speaking the truth about the National Socialist Republican’s Party, Ted Cruz. I am hearing you!
    http://www.ukip.org/index.php/issues/policy-pages/what-we-stand-for

    • TIMERUNNERSC

      @wordsfailme, i’m sorry to hear you have such a low opinion about the tea party movement. I can assure you without the work of Americans who are republicans, democrats, and independents all working together to form a tea party the wins of 2010 would not have happened and the work to recover would last another generation. One point we always stress at any event is that we conduct ourselves respectfully and be sure to clean up the mess, it didn’t have to be yours , but clean it up. I recall the capital police was mentioning how clean the grounds were after the 9.12.09 Washington DC rally. And they were reporting that day that there was 2 million people on the grounds and in the city. There were small piles of signs that were left, but they were picked up the piled by te citizens at te event, who came from all over the world. If we’re helping to save the country by just a small measure for our kids, families, friends, and countrymen and if that means gumming up the works is what it takes, then so be it, we’ll all have to become gummers. We’re Americans and we will have not stood down and we will not stand down. This is our America.

      • WordsFailMe

        TIMERUNNERSC Thank you for your patient and measured, insightful reply.
        My point is that it’s too late to think we can survive, in this world, at this point in history, simply be being good people. Being good, being generous, being thoughtful is a peacetime pursuit-liberals thrive in it, conservatives puff out their chests in pride.
        I am so angry at the muslim people who immigrated to this country to improve their lives and the opportunities for their children that I could spit. I am so angry at the people who honor their race, and only as an after thought, a hyphen, claim to be Americans that my head might explode.
        When I think of all the Americans without hyphens, with no intent to impose their religion on any other man, white, black, red and yellow, that died, bleeding out into the mud and screaming in pain and witnessing the horrors continue around them, on the battlefields where, for hundreds of years, freedom faced the barbarian with a stiff neck and a sharp knife, I could just…….

        • famouswolf

          Mad enough to do what we are going to have to do?
          I am.

        • WordsFailMe

          famouswolf Can I edit your statement so hat it appears in Aral Bold, 2,000 pt font?
          Thank you Famouswolf. We will be on that line together. When they see us there, they will join.

        • TIMERUNNERSC

          @wordsfailme,  No worries everything is cool my friend.   I wrote out a little longer reply, but both times just at the end of my reply this site shut down not sure the cause,  my tech tells me my pc is good so not sure why. I can’t help but wonder about livefyre connection? but no problem.

  • RocklinConservative

    Was McCain in the chamber?

    • jdbaird

      RocklinConservative You know I was wondering the same thing, Cruz kept gesturing over in one certain direction when he’d mention McCain, so I was getting the impression that he was there…

  • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

    Any fault you can find with Senator Cruz is outweighted 100:1 by merits.  He is a scholar and a dedicated American advocate, and I would be overjoyed to have him as this country’s leader.

    • WordsFailMe

      RighteousCrow_JustCaws Too bad Ted’s no longer a Latino. 
      As “We-Are-All-Memebers-Of_The-Human-Race” (hyhen) Americans,, we could double our pride.

    • CarolynDixon

      RighteousCrow_JustCaws would love to see palin and him on a ticket.  they would definitely kick butt in an election.  can you imagine sarah and hitlery in a debate?

      • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

        CarolynDixon RighteousCrow_JustCaws  
        Me too!  Birds of a feather.

      • famouswolf

        hitlery would melt down like the wicked witch of the west.

  • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

    I don’t want another politician to blush, but I’m tweeting him now to tell Cruz I love him too.  Maybe if I tell him enough, he’ll follow me.
    This was SO awesome!!! I could listen to him all day. Thanks Scoop! This was a pleasant break.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      AmericanborninCanada He’s a keeper!

      • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

        Conservative_Hippie Oh heck yeah!!! :-D

    • nosilasunny

      I love him too! Gowdy yesterday and Cruz today. Absolutely fantastic! I can get used to this!

      • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

        nosilasunny :-) Me too. It makes me a happy duckie. :-D

  • Booker

    I’m really worried about Cruz, now. (Even though I fully support him!!) He is running on full cylinders. The establishment is going to be as vicious as ever to tear this man down. But enough of these games, go get ‘em Cruz!!

    • FoxyladyNo1

      Booker You are so right Booker.  The evil Chicago machine will do anything to get rid of him   We must pray daily for him and those like him.

      • famouswolf

        Maybe someone could start a site like Conservatives4Palin, Conservatives4Cruz.
        He’s gonna need all the help he can get.

    • cabensg

      Booker  If ever there was someone who can handle it, he’s the man. He’s smart and he didn’t take this road without knowing it puts a target on his back.

  • PhillipG76

    i tell you what.. man Ted Cruz is kicking ass ..

    • qtpie96761

      PhillipG76 
      Kickin’ ass AND takin’ names!!

  • Stehekin912

    Thank you Statesman Senator Cruz!  Thank you thank you thank you!

  • ChesterSimms

    As the Michael Kelso character from “That Seventies Show” would  say.  BURN!!

  • FoxyladyNo1

    Definition ofCOJONES  1slang:http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nerve3  2slang:http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/testes  Origin ofCOJONESSpanish, literally, testicles
     First Known Use: 1932
    Wish we had more folks in the Senate and House with cojones, like Senator Cruz.

    • Amjean

      Right now I believe there are three:  Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Lee.  At least these are the three that are sticking up for Americans day in and day out that I am aware of.

  • Stehekin912

    They are supposed to refer to each other by their State, not name (my esteemed colleague from Arizona, etc).  Don’t know if it is the same rule for referring to the the Majority Leader (Reid).

  • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

    If we could only figure out a way to cut off their graft..help from the.IRS?  Not a chance.

  • cabensg

    It does not get any better than that. He didn’t just call out McCain and Reid he made it almost impossible for other Republicans not to follow his lead. The secret workings of the Senate they like to confound us with are now out of the bag.

    I hope someone is wiping the foam from McCains mouth.

    • doofuschmartz

      Uh-huh. I’m waiting for the convulsions next…

    • Orangeone

      cabensg McCain’s, Grahamnesty’s and can you just imagine Schumer and Feinstein?

  • stage9

    Was it just me or did that not feel very very good on the ears? 
    Way to go Mr Cruz. You spoke for the American people today. Which is your job. Which is what we sent you there to do. 
    THANK YOU!

    • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

      stage9
      “You spoke for the American people today.”
      I guess we’re all ‘whacko birds’ too.

      • stage9

        RighteousCrow_JustCaws stage9 unapologetically.

  • froggy19510

    Keep your head down when you get off work today Ted! We want you to be at the Senate for a long time.

    • Is_Sense_Common

      froggy19510  Actually, I’d kinda like him to move on up to the White House…

      • froggy19510

        Is_Sense_Common froggy19510 On the surface so would I, but it seems like when we get a “rock star” in the party they wind up being a toad see Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, and Herman Kane. I would rather wait a couple of years and get an idea of how he works under pressure. I would love to see him in the WH but he needs to go through the fire first.

        • cordiniz

          froggy19510 Is_Sense_Common  Like the fire Obuma went through?

        • froggy19510

          cordiniz froggy19510 Is_Sense_Common Obama didn’t go through any fire. The press gave him a pass on everything he has done.

  • YoJoe

    CRUZ MISSILE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>  http://dailyairforce.com/post_image/1192.jpg

  • BearNJ

    Cruz Rules……

  • ernst1776

    Good to hear.!

  • drphibes

    “My friendzzzhhh, you don’t have to be afraid of an Obama administration.”
    John McCain, 2008

    • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

      drphibes “Obama’s a nice guy” Mittens, 2012
      oy vey

  • marketcomp

    He is the best!

  • misterlogic0013

    Steady Eddie, Ted Cruz, fights like a servant for the people, enough, enough of the games, Ried lost grip, Tea Party patriots have a seat at the table / no thanks to McCain .. lines made, leaders born .. old way (backroom deal’s) gone /  Sun shines .. thanks Ted Cruz, many other servants leading by example, being honest to Americans who elected them first place ..

  • Alborn

    I love this man, he lives up to his word. Keep it up Cruz you will be rewarded for your honor.

  • Kevlar_Vest

    Ted Cruz, please for the love of God, please run in 2016! We need strong, principled libertarian/conservative in the White House.

    • vorlath

      Kevlar_Vest Exactly. The problem with a lot of past candidates is that they are scared to stand up to other Republicans. Cruz isn’t scared of anyone. He stands up for himself and others. Exactly like a President should.

      • PVG

        vorlath Kevlar_Vest Wish there was a “Love” button!

  • http://www.InformingChristians.com/ InformingChristians

    I think we all learned who John McCain really is, when his wife and daughter came out as liberals. –He is the head of the home. So this says what kind of leader he really is.

  • TimothyJacques

    We’re not wackobirds….we’re ANGRYBIRDS!!!!

    • jgilman

      TimothyJacques Wait what? I just got my “I’m a proud wackobird” t shirt. Dammit I gotta call the printer.

      • applepie101

        Still looking for a ‘Knuckle-dragging Chuckle-head’ t shirt, myself.

  • DonnaWhite1

    Ted Cruz for President!!!! Will bring class, dignity and transparency to it.

    • PVG

      DonnaWhite1 And intelligence……………

  • famouswolf

    Folks, the (hopefully) future President of these United States- assuming he is really eligible. I hope he is.

    • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

      famouswolf I’d still prefer West/Cruz 2016 first ;-) then Cruz/? 2028 lol

      • famouswolf

        Palin/Cruz then maybe Cruz/? That way there will be sixteen years, which is about the minumum needed to get things turned around, I reckon.

  • mikemorrison281

    Senator Cruz, I voted for you, campaigned for you, and prayed for you to win over our Establishment’s “boy”, David Dewhurst. I have been nervously watching your actions since being elected. I have had my hopes that someone would rise to the top and represent true conservatives and ppl who love life, liberty, and property dashed over and over and over by flash in the pan hysteria from one speech or one sound byte from a new face in DC or the national political scene. You are looking more and more like the real deal.
    That being said, guard your heart and mind, sir. If you are someone who is committed in really tackling the tough issues facing our country you will become even more of a target than you already are. Your opponents will do anything legal or illegal to cause your demise so don’t give them any help. Go home to your family every night. Don’t give them one opportunity to destroy your future. Surround yourself with ppl who love you and will tell you when you’re getting close to doing something immoral, illegal, or unsavory.
    We’re watching from here in Texas with guarded hope that you will help restore our country to the fiscal, moral, and spiritual leader of the free world that it once was…God protect and bless you.
    Sincerely,
    Mike Morrison pct 559
    Houston, Texas

    • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

      mikemorrison281 Amen and well said!

    • SheerPolitics

      mikemorrison281  And a Howdy from another Texan in your neck of the woods!

  • lawngreen

    Full disclosure: I’m very cynical. I have become hyper-critical of politicians. I’m not as well acquainted with  Senator Cruz’s voting record as I should be. (I don’t live in Texas.) Keep all that in mind as you read the following. I think what follows is a clear and correct view of what I just heard in the video above, but I could be wrong. I hope I am.

    It worries me that the politeness continues, and the good-natured banter:  “my respected colleague”, “the senior senator from Arizona” etc – that kind of slush says “I’m a wimp”. Cain calls you a wackobird and this is your response?

    If Cain can produce a list of a majority of repub senators who will submit to the 50-vote demand, Cruz will wear an Arizona hat to a Texas game? Are you kidding me?
    We’re literally talking about the fate of America’s economy, which will decide how much longer the rest of Western civilization can totter along, and when the West falls the world will be thrown into the worst turmoil it has ever seen …. and Mr. Cruz Missile is offering to wear an opposing team’s hat to a ball game?
    That sounds more like a Whiffle Ball than a cruise missile.

    • stage9

      lawngreen Civility should always be the motivation. We see what incivility produces when we peer ACROSS the aisle at the other side where the TRUE wacko birds sit.

      • lawngreen

        stage9 At this point in time, I disagree. Respectfully.

        • stage9

          lawngreen stage9 That’s OK, we won’t always agree on everything.

        • lawngreen

          stage9 We agree on the basics, and that’s what counts.

    • Amjean

      One should always follow a “cut” with a “sweetner”.

      • lawngreen

        Amjean If I understand you correctly, you’re saying that’s what Senator Cruz is doing. If we were not facing multiple severe threats to our nation from within, I might accept that. I probably should have made it clear that I don’t think it necessary to become vulgar or make vicious personal attacks on an opponent, even in these circumstances. (Although I sometimes do. Maybe even frequently.)
        However, the Left is at war with us. We do no good by conversing with them as if we are a bunch of good ol’ boys together just having a difference of opinion about, since Cruz mentioned it, a ball game.
        What would have been the effect on morale if LtC West, while in a combat zone, held polite talks with al quaeda leaders and made polite jokes about losing battles?

        Those watching need to understand that their leaders are totally committed to winning this war, especially since we have seen so many politicians compromise their honor and their nation’s security. 
        It IS a war. This IS about life or death. The Left is trying to force DEATH and devastation on us. They are doing this either with complete understanding of the consequences or with the most colossal stupidity. In either case they are not fit to govern. In either case the line in the sand needs to be clear and certain. We are no longer dealing with politicians. We are dealing with enemy soldiers.

        • Amjean

          And in war, like most things, one must strategize.  Our country is at war with terrorists. Conservatives and freedom loving Americans are also at war with progressive socialist/communist/Marxist types. 
          Strategy calls for the US to work with countries that are not 100% in stride with the US when it comes to liberty; however, in order to win the long game, we might work with them quietly behind the scenes to achieve our goal, or provide them economic aid in return for stationing a military base that is key to our success in winning the war.
          Senator Ted Cruz has to work within the senate; needs to work with John McCain and others whom he does not agree with.  Rather than cower and appease McCain he has called him out.  He “cut”, then he sprinkled sugar, not salt, to make the wound stop bleeding and less painful.  Masterful strategy in my opinion.
          Each time John McCain calls out a conservative, he ends up looking like a fool.  Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee end up looking like heroes.  They never go too far in their responses.  It is an art form.

        • lawngreen

          Amjean  Amjean, you’re confusing two groups – conditional allies and enemies. The RINOs are our enemies.

          It is not possible to work with the GOP. They have spent the last 4.5 years proving that to us. They are our enemies.

          On the battlefield, facing an enemy, one does not pour sugar on the enemies’ wounds. The Senate is a battlefield.
          What a late friend said years ago about a liberal politician is true today of the obama regime, Leftists in general and (we now know) of RINOs:
          “If you try to play ball with this ___ __ _ _____, he’ll ram the bat up your ___.”

    • Amjean

      One should always follow a “cut” with a “sweetner”.

    • hbnolikeee

      lawngreen Cruz has the skills and class to magnify the stupid without spitting poison or punching and kicking.  Full disclosure is that speaking so clearly and with such politeness  magnifies the crud foolishness of his targets.

      • lawngreen

        hbnolikeee See my reply to Amjean above. I explained my concern more completely there.

    • SOSUSA2016

      lawngreen You could always trust the likes of McCain. From where I sit there is only 1 senators speaking for us and that is Ted Cruz!

      • lawngreen

        SOSUSA2016  mccain is, of course, worthless at best. Cruz, at worst, ***currently*** is saying what needs to be said and fighting for us, as you say.
        the problem I have with his politeness is the lighthearted, friendly tone he adopts. Full explanation in my reply to Amjean above.

    • strangernfiction

      lawngreen Your cynicism is clearly warranted. There is a whole lot to be cynical about.

    • SheerPolitics

      lawngreen  “I’m not as well acquainted with  Senator Cruz’s voting record as I should be. (I don’t live in Texas.)”
      Keep in mind he is also a freshman Senator, so he doesn’t have a long record of votes yet. We Texans are very happy though that he’s ‘charging’ the RINOs.

      • lawngreen

        SheerPolitics He is doing that. Whatever else I think about him, he’s currently one of the very few sandbags holding back the floodwaters.

  • jedward1000

    I am in Texas and I did vote for Cruz. To those that worry about with the establishment R, take a few minutes and send a HAND written note to your senator and congressmen.  All you have to do is simply say that you are a BIG supporter of Senator Cruz and his goal to restore America to a sane and sensible path.  A hand written note most always makes it to the desk of the elected official and says a whole lot more than a phone call or email. It shows them that you are serious enough to take the time to write the note and put it in the mail.  If millions of us do that it will carry weight.

    • DeborahClemence

      jedward1000   I live in Massachusetts so I am completely disenfranchised as a conservative in this state, and contacting my representatives in Washington is a waste of breath – but I have emailed Ted Cruz to let him know that I have adopted him as my Senator.  He has my great admiration and my full support!

    • BS61

      Unfortunately, my Senator is the useless Senior Senator to which Cruz mentioned!

  • 57thunderbird

    Ted the Texas Cruz Missile hits the target again!Go get em Ted!

  • linguaphonica

    The reason McCain wants a symbolic vote is because everybody – except Ted Cruz, I guess – realizes that not raising the debt limit would be an INSANELY stupid thing to do for the country.
    What part of THIS IS MONEY THAT WE HAVE ALREADY AUTHORIZED TO BE SPENT AND THAT WE ALREADY OWE PEOPLE do people not understand?

    • surlyrevenant

      linguaphonica Uummm, Congress keeps “authorizing the expenditure of money that WE DO NOT HAVE. They then raise the debt ceiling because , gee, they already authorized it. More than 70 times, I believe.  So, I believe that it’s time to MAKE them stop spending. Past time.

    • freechic

      linguaphonica  I’m sorry, but they can just stop sending money to countries that still hate America.  Also stop funding bankrupt companies.  Maybe cut back on bonuses of IRSS agents who target good people.  Have the first lady stay home instead of multimillion dollar vacations.  How about not implementing Obamacare that cost 4 times what they said it would.  See….with just those suggestions an increase is not even needed.

    • applepie101

      So, if I’m $100,000 dollars in debt, and have maxed out 3 credit cards, it would be an insanely stupid thing for me not to get a fourth credit card and max that one out too? That’s essentially what’s happening here.
      What we need is a large-scale government shutdown.

      • linguaphonica

        applepie101 It’s equally unwise to ignore your credit card bills.

        • applepie101

          linguaphonica applepie101 Continuing to spend and borrow is doing exactly that.

    • famouswolf

      Are you kidding? No, judging from your history I guess not.
      You refer to oblasphemy as the ‘president’ quite a bit, I see. That’s a joke, a very bad joke. As is this statement about money. I can only facepalm, and LOL The reason for raising the debt limit, if there is one, is not something anyone who loves this country could support, of that I am sure.
      The reason McCain wants a symbolic vote is that he supports the TYRANT and TRAITOR oblasphemy in his untiring crusade to destroy this country. For some reason. What’s your excuse for supporting it?

      • linguaphonica

        famouswolf I refer to him as the president because that is the position that he was elected to and the one he occupies now. It doesn’t take a genius to understand that not raising the debt limit would have disastrous consequences for the country – ones that far exceed the consequences of continued borrowing.
        If you want to cut spending, then cut spending. Then you wouldn’t have to raise the debt limit – the reason that isn’t happening is because we simply cannot agree where and how much to cut.

        • famouswolf

          A genius, huh. Ain’t you a prize.
          Not my president, but a traitor, liar, and criminal, who was given everything including the presidency, and will likely gleefully preside over this nation’s demise.
          Lastly, your ignorance and psychophantic worship of little nero are disgusting.

  • sqdog99

    That was quite good……

  • bx_ny

    All Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and others will do, is forced the Dems to use the “nuclear” option.  Then the Dems will fill all the courts with far left liberals, the same with political appointees and so forth.  It’s okay to be against some things, but the Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, and Rand Paul act will start to wear thin if they continue oppose every little thing.

    • famouswolf

      Oh, not to me.
      ‘Every little thing’ proposed by the current corruption in Congress SHOULD pretty much be opposed, simply to keep the country on life support. These guys are firewalls against disaster, nothing less.

    • SheerPolitics

      bx_ny  Um…what makes you think that’s NOT the dems plan no matter what republicans do?

    • strangernfiction

      bx_ny Appeasement very rarely works.

  • nosilasunny

    I have to say I loved his literary reference to Jonathan Swift the political satarist. Cruz has actual intelligence as opposed to declared intelligence.

  • TwinMs_OneE

    Ted Cruz for President….

  • wodiej

    good job Sen. Cruz.  Many on the right are as big a spendthrift as Democrats.

  • lrjrj

    ABout time a talented, brilliant and brutally courageous politician emerged in Washington, against the insidious bi-partisan fleecing of the AMerican people. Establishment DC (Dem & Repub) has got to go. They are incapable of governing, which means they are incapable of making tough choices required to limit the spending to the limited govt role in private sector the Constitution designed it to be. Our history of economic progress and freedom has empowered the masses to standards of living unprecedented in the world, and the US Fed Govt has eroded that recipe for most of the 19th century by ever expanding the role of govt. Europe has only been a decade ahead in this evolution downward, as we follow their path, their are few Congress member who want to prevent this – and all of them on the right. Americans are responsible for allowing Congress to erode the American experience and it’s architectural design enabling it, but it’s time to wake up and support politicians who do not join the establishment, instead of supporting them and complaining bitterly about “politicians” in the pejorative.

    • dierardo

      lrjrjKudos to Irjrj:
      “Establishment DC,” has finally been named and classified as the mortal cultural and political enemy/infection it is, bent on the ignorant destruction of our,”Founder’s Republic” in favor of the already time-proven failures of,”Everything Else”, tried in history”: the Soviet Union being the latest totalitarian, experiment.
       Irjrj inventorys the unique acheivements spawned by the American founding and how surprisingly long has been the process of political erosion of the original, “American Idea.”
      seemingly bent on the self-destruction now overtaking the, “Statist”, creations of  European socialism: the insatiable demands of the  welfare state.

  • Granada1492

    Drudge:  McCain – “Tea Party Republicans pushing Dems too far.”
    False.  Boehner, McCain and the rest don’t push back enough.

  • brjohnson

    Sen. Cruz is a rock star and is absolutely correct! McCain retire you wonk, you are owned by Harry Reid.

    • froggy19510

      brjohnson “retire you wonk”
      Did you mean wonk or wanker? 8)

  • Bunjy

    My hero.

  • Wiggy111

    Joan Walsh called Cruz a “skeezy huckster”.  Up is down and down is up to these moonbats.  Cruz is one of the few senators calling out all the shenanigans by the dems and RINOs.

  • MiltonBassHayek

    McCain’s a loser, and a democrat. He’s weak and soft. Call him out, and let his liberal daughter defend him on liberal shows afterwards.

  • bbarclay0713

    Cruz is right on principle but wrong on his base assumption. A majority of repub. Senators would be happy to raise the debt limit. There are just as many liars and thieves among rino senators as among dems.

  • bbarclay0713

    There are few Senators who are either true Republicans or true Democrats. In reality the senate is held by two competing wings of a new oligarchy. They compete with each other not on idealogical grounds but merely in attempts to divert more power and wealth to themselves, their family and friends and theirallies.
    Dont listn to whatthey say, watch what they do.

    • applepie101

      I think that’s it in a nutshell. The whole party vs. party game is a diversion.

      • OaktreeMN

        applepie101 Could be games for clowns…clones, and or kooks/crazies. Sometimes I feel that it is just a bad idea to televise or broadcast these moments, that can be easily flushed down the septic system. On the other hand, mirror imaging high individualism is a trademark in this country, yet it may appear more “eye for an eye” before the masses and famished media circus people.

    • dierardo

      bbarclay0713  Let’s begin to focus on finding the “True Americans”(who love their country and want to see it prosper for the next generation, not the next election. 
      Otherwise it’s an unending parade of the quislings: like Billy,”I loathe the military”Clinton: or, Hillary,”What difference does it make? Clinton: teamed up with the likes of Barak , “the Imperator”, Obama: all three instrumental in plotting and executing the “Big One”, of the great  Black and latino Mtg Scam

  • OaktreeMN

    With Social Media and the Internet, we Americans and the world are observing the political behavior; 2 of our US Senators who do not share the same vision and strategy. It may appear that our Senate is inefficient and ineffective, as the world is watching our American politicians in action.  Cruz and McCain both move outward in bilateral symmetry, meaning party divide in principle and action,  while showing weakness in the performance of team concepts. Both have different visions and consequently different strategies; different leadership styles. Solution sets would be, interpersonal communication matrix, risk action plan and a reasonable and doable party compass. Right now, the party is divided and so reflects juxtaposition with  America’s division.

  • bbarclay0713

    Where I think Cruz is incorrect is where he says that he thinks a majority of 45 republican Senators wouldn’support letting the Democats raise the debt limit with simple majority votes. I suspect that most of them would be happy to lose this particular spat. What a typical tenured Senator finds the most threatening is not his next election opponent, but the prospect that he may have his ability to spend the peoples money where and when he wants.
    McMcain and his cronys want to have the fight to satisfy his base, but those (INSERT your favorite epithet here) just want to keep spending. As long as folks like us stay focused on ideology and tactics they can continue to expand their hold on power and preserve their status as privileged members of a new aristocracy. These guys aren’t (big R) Republicans, not (little r) republicans, not even RINOs. Just venal grasping oligarchs.
    An aside: Can anyone tell me the name of the last Senator who ended his life impoverished by his service to our country? I’d love to read that guy’s biography.

  • PhilSniffen

    I think some people here didn’t understand Mr. Cruz’s suggestion about a list of Republican Senaters that woud be happy to sign a list to let the Dems raise the debt ceiling with 50 votes.  He meant a PUBLIC WRITTEN LIST THAT EVERY VOTER WOULD SEE.

    • bbarclay0713

      Went back and listened to Cruz more carefully. You have a point. Ted was saying that there is no majority of Republican Senators who would sign on to letting Dems raise the debt limi with only 50 votes, so I was wrong to connect that part of his speach. But I stand by my contention that most of the republican senators will do nothing to stop a rise in the debt limit.

  • bbarclay0713

    No need to shout.:)

  • bbarclay0713

    No need to shout.:)

  • bbarclay0713

    PS No need to shout:)