By The Right Scoop


Today on the JER/WSJ panel they sliced and diced Cruz as someone who is just trying to up his profile for presidential elections at the expense of his Republican colleagues and doing it with a strategy that was just bad for the Republican Party, saying he hurt the Republican cause more than he helped it. Never once did they say or even infer that his motivations could actually be just defunding Obamacare. No, it’s about keeping Ted Cruz in the spotlight and creating a political base in order to run for president in 2016.

And then the host of this little WSJ collective, Paul Gigot, asks the question “Is Ted Cruz the next Ronald Reagan?” and the panel bursts out laughing. Jason Riley then responded with a hearty laugh “I don’t think so” and said “Reagan united the party, he didn’t isolate his allies in the interest of self-promotion and that is what Cruz is doing.”

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  • Sassy3000

    who cares if those morons laugh at Cruz? Those elitists pricks would have laughed at the idea of Ronald Reagan being the next Reagan. They are that out of touch.

    Those power hungry cretins need to crawl back into the holes from whence they came!

    They are detrimental to the development of this country!

  • deTocqueville1

    These folks are only self relevant. Thay have long ago ceased to matter to ordinary Americans. They remind me of all of their predecessors who laughed and made fun of Reagan back in the sixties and seventies. There will be a restoration!

  • timerunnersc

    Laughing is the last thing a democrat fool does just before the fool starts crying like a liberal baby.
    Remember liberals turns off the stove after warming babies milk, might get burnt.

  • clockwindingdown

    Once again the left proves Cruz is on target!

    The more the left attacks the more they light-up the target zone! They do not attack the content of which Cruz speaks, just personal attacks. What a threat Cruz is to the left and their plans.

  • CapeLady

    They didn’t support Reagan… and Reagan had to fight the GOP
    establishment for THREE elections before he finally won! Of course the
    American people were not a problem – they voted for him in two
    landslides… it was the GOP establishment that got in his way! He
    didn’t unite the Republican Party until he fought the establishment and
    WON!!! He selected George HW Bush as his VP to unite the party.. and
    that was a mistake because when Bush became president he reverted course
    and discarded the conservative gains that Reagan had made and set us
    on this course of irresponsible big government and increasing control and insolvency!

    • warpmine

      Heard that From Levin just Thursday or was that Wednesday but great to read it in print for all to see.

    • deTocqueville1

      Indeed! The Bushes and their RINO allies squandered the Reagan legacy.

  • sjmom

    Won’t they be surprised when Cruz’s popularity gains him the nomination? Just more of the establshment deriding conservatives and we the people.

  • wdobni

    cruz is not Reagan but neither is this 1980……..the communists are gone and the muslims have replaced them……we have no money and no prospects of ever having money again…….we have a fool in office and the newsmedia have almost totally collapsed…………so keep laughing

    • BS61

      Actually the communist run the WH – just look at O’s best bud Ayer’s! But I agree on the radical CAIR in office and partnerships too.

  • Patriot077

    Easy to see why Mark Levin views them with such disdain. Especially Gigot. I cannot stand that guy!

  • Jose

    only way FNC will learn is if we stop watching, just like only way congressman will learn is if we start primarying some of them

    • BS61

      True – I try not to tune in anymore since they take fair and balanced to the extreme to me. I’m sick of people who don’t support fighters for the right thing, they only seem to have guests that care about numbers and how it helps the GOP. I find websites like this of course and others where people have ethics that match mine.

    • Wigglesworth

      I stopped watching Fox when they started shilling for the Senate amnesty bill. I doubt I will ever go back. Seeing this only reinforces my decision.

  • BS61

    Thanks TRS – Here is a link when I did a search on Jason Riley, but I can’t get it to play. It says he’s making the case for open borders!

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/2137053346001/#

  • Bill589

    They know neither Cruz nor Reagan.
    Or they’re just out and out liars.

  • Rick2340

    These are the same geniuses who think once obamacare is implemented it’s going to be so bad the whole thing is going to collapse and it’s going to be repealed. Anybody who thinks the democrats and the media are going to let that happen is either stupid, naive or both.

    I remember when Robert Bartley was the editor the WSJ editorial page was conservative, now it’s republican establishment just like Fox News.

  • Bill589

    New Sarah Palin Op-Ed on Breitbart supporting Cruz and Lee.

    Cruz and Lee are flushing out the Critters – We are learning who to keep and who to fire in 2014

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/09/28/Flushing-Critters-and-Retrieving-2014

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFb6NU1giRA Booker

    “Allies” are people that stand with you when the media is trying to tear you down. “Allies” are people that keep fighting the good fight in spite of a new warrior joining the battle.

    These folks are clueless.When Reagan ran in ’76, you think the party was united? When the establishment was kneecapping conservatives at a moment’s notice?

  • BS61

    I believe it was on Rush on Fri that said the GOP wanted the same things as the Tea Party back then, and now every pundit, consultant class and politician is saying that it’s the Tea Party who is causing all the problems and now the GOP wants the TP to moderate or they will be responsible for taking down the GOP – funny and he said the TP has remained consistent unlike the GOP.

  • pushtheredbutton

    So these guys bash Cruz for bashing RINOs too much. The woman says he’s gona need as many friends as possible so he shouldn’t irk his honourabe friends.

    Funny that, coz I myself dont think Cruz goes after the enemy within directly enough. He speaks in too silly, placating broad terms when he’s firing at them; things like ‘Washington’, ‘Both parties’ etc. But here these people are saying Ted is too anti-Republican.

    If it were up to these guys there’d be no opposition. Just one big viper love-in at DC. And then they say Reagan wasn’t an irker of his colleagues. LOL! I’m pretty sure he was. Wasn’t he like the anti-establishment guy in his time? The guy that backed Godlwater’s attempt with his all when RINOs fought tooth and nail against Goldwater?

    Damned self-deluded rectums these people are.

    And who the heck is the troll black guy. Do they just put a suit on anybody, whack powder on their face and stick em in front of the camera these days?

    Blucking joke.

  • warpmine

    OMG, did these idiots once look back into history and see just how bad the anger was in DC with the establishment? The country clubbers were furious that Magnus made Ford look like the piker he was.

  • SurfinCowboy

    I do so enjoy when people rewrite history. Reagan very much went against the status quo – running against the establishment candidates, and against a sitting President. Of course, they want to rewrite history because they most likely actually despise Reagan – they like being country-club Republicans, Progressives, and RINO masters of retreat.

    Ted Cruz (and many others – many, many others) is working to unwind the control the RINOs exert over the party. There will be people thrown out next year, there will be those who chose to “resign”, for they know the end is near. This is a purge, and we are winning – that is why there is so much spite and bile from the status-quo establishment RINOs.

    The bulls in the slaughter line get nervous as they realize they are penned in with only one way to go (allow me to use an Obama line here..) FORWARD!

    WSJ Editorial page is a joke. IBD baby.

    • badbadlibs

      I feel sorry for the bulls, but not the RINOS.

    • deTocqueville1

      Exactly!

  • Wigglesworth

    The RINO roundtable.

    • nibblesyble

      Standing O for that one Wiggles!

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Agreed!

  • NYGino

    My crystal ball ( did I ever mention that I had one? ) tells me that in the not too distant future, when the effects of Obamacare kick in and the follies and treasonous acts of this regime become so overtly apparent that not even the Criminally Negligent media can continue to make excuses, the Tea Party and it’s leaders will not only be looked upon as the patriots that they are but the saviors of our country.

    Keep up the good work Scoopers. Spread the word, annoy the libs, write the letters to the editors, hammer them often and hard and with the logic and sense that this Nation was founded on. Help others see the folly of the path these people are taking us.

    The new Reagan? Why not? Have we ever needed one more?

    • badbadlibs

      From your keyboard to God’s Ears!

      • NYGino

        Hey badbad, thank you. Guess you agree.

    • nibblesyble

      I can safely say we have not needed a Reagan more NY!

    • kong1967

      I love your crystal ball, but I’m not too optimistic. We have a public that is blaming greedy doctors and greedy businessmen for sitting on their mountain of profits and not helping out the little guy. Of course, they are dead wrong, but public opinion decides elections and the direction of the country. I can very well see people voting again for the very party that is destroying their lives, much in the same way that blacks continue to vote for the Democrats that destroy their neighborhoods and make sure they stay on the plantation.

  • mike3e4r7

    These leftist clowns are so predictable. The problem, for them that is, is that we don’t really care much what they think any more There brazen laughter is pure posturing, hoping that be so cowed that we won’t stupid and clueless they are.
    As Mark Levin would say, these are backbenchers and hacks. They were taught a way to look at the world when they were young and lack the intelligence, curiosity, and decency to, at some point, start thinking for themselves. They deal in cliches only. Somehow, we’re supposed to accept their mantra that when conservatives take a stand, it’s done only out of political self interest. And yet they’ll tell you all day about how Ted Kennedy or Bill Clinton were great, selfless visionary leaders acting for the common good.
    Their influence is starting to slip away so they are becoming more smug and self-rightous, desperately hoping we will notice them again.

  • kong1967

    I don’t know if he’ll be the next Ronald Reagan. That’s a pretty high bar. He’s Ted Cruz and shouldn’t be held up against Reagan.

    I don’t believe Cruz did this believing he would win, but rather because he made a promise to his constituents. He realizes that he works for us, and he kept his promise and put his constituents before the Republican establishment….which includes McCain and Boehner. I praise him for it, but it might be a different story with moderate Republicans that voted in Romney. He could suffer for it in the primaries, because we see how the panel on Fox looked at it. Many voters are going to feel the same way.

    • Stephen Lawson

      I agree, I think Ted is standing up for his constituents and rising above the fray of partisan politics and taking heat for it. I was proud of the 19 that stood firm in a vote against cloture. I am not a political strategist as most of us here are not either, but I support any and all efforts to defund Obamacare and will continue to seek support to that end and will continue to spread the word.

      • kong1967

        I’m not a political strategist, either, and I get slammed for trying to find the right solution to back. Congress is a body of games and strategy.

  • NJK

    Reagan unified the party? Ask Mark Levin about that. The party hated Reagan. Not everyone, but Mark said they treated him, just as they are, Ted Cruz. They’re petrified of Ted Cruz. Those who laugh last, laugh the loudest, commies.

  • badbadlibs

    I won’t watch these evil, vicious people engage in their hatred for a decent, God fearing man.
    He’s the male version of Sarah Palin, the left and RINOS will spend the next years doing everything they can to destroy this man of God. It’s the man of God part they despise. Unless Jesus puts a halt to the onslaught it will get worse, not better.

    • exgeronimo

      What’s keeping Jesus anyway? He seems to be pretty useless.

      • nibblesyble

        hmmmm, weird but it seems to be you that is useless, you must be projecting your self-loathing onto The King of Kings!

      • Watchman74

        Maybe he’s showing how useless we are without him first hmmm?

        • nibblesyble

          Awesome reply, wish I had thought of it!

      • dur

        The Lord doesn’t wish anyone perish but come to Him. He is patient and merciful but it won’t last forever. Read the Bible and open your eyes that you may see. Pray and ask God to help you see.

      • crosshr

        Jesus needed a heart and a brain and a hand, He found yours with eagerness anxious to use only to realize you’re already too full of yourself

      • badbadlibs

        Get lost, TROLL.

  • Right_Wingnut

    The same jaggasses probably would have laughed at Reagan in 1964 too in response to his “A Time For Choosing” speech.

    I would argue that Cruz would govern much more conservatively than Reagan, which is what is needed to reverse the more than two decades of progressivism we’ve been subjected to since he left office.

    • deTocqueville1

      They did!

  • nibblesyble

    I found myself laughing too but at their ignorance, for when Cruz is president I hope Scoop loads this clip and we can all laugh again at their smug stupidity!

    • crosshr

      and he (Cruz) will be next CiC.
      Too bad , Libs already start crying, we still have 3 more years to waste and destroy this Great Country.
      Cruz/West – Cruz/Palin – Cruz/Rand – 2016

      • nibblesyble

        Yay!!!

  • ttechsan

    They don’t comprehend doing things just for Principles & what is Right for America. That is so sick!

  • txagsw

    Well they are ignorant of history, he united the people, the establishment rep. And dems couldn’t stand him! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!!

    • Conservative_Hippie

      well said!

  • JamesJinSC

    Time for a genuine CONSERVATIVE 3rd party. The republicans are the whigs – dead – they just don’t know it yet.

    • unionville

      While I agree with the sentiment, I think it is better to squeeze out those who lean left rather than create a third party. I hope the recent actions of a few conservatives during the ongoing Obamacare nightmare are going to help with the winnowing process in 2014 and beyond.

      • JamesJinSC

        I totally get what you are saying. I have been trying to elect good people and hold the bad ones accountable. My frustration is this: The ‘leadership’ of the republican party itself, both organizational leaders and elected people in the leadership stand contrary to their former small government platform – moreover, they mock, ridicule and impugn those who stand firm for those principles as viciously – or perhaps more viciously than the progressives / communists the conservatives oppose.

        Therefore, I say we have no choice but to form a party that is genuinely Conservative. The view never changes unless you’re the horse at the front of the team.

        • dur

          The only reason they get the upper hand is because they have the money. We need to squeeze them dry by not giving them a penny. The big donors will see the tidal wave coming, that is us, and throw their support to us.

          • kong1967

            I don’t know. Sounds like wishful thinking to me. People voted for Romney in the primaries instead of the more conservative candidates. I don’t like it but it is what it is. We have a lot of moderates in the party that won’t have any interest in a more conservative third party, and it will split the vote to ensure a Democrat victory.

          • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

            It’s not just the money … the major parties have been able to fold/spindle/mutilate ballot-access and election laws to effectively lock independents and third parties out.

            It’s time to take one of them, away from the Ruling Class … if we can. That will be the only way to forestall a total collapse.

            If we fail and the Progressives give us that collapse, then a third party will be viable … for the GOP Establishment will be part and parcel of that collapse as well, should we fail.

        • unionville

          I understand the frustration. I feel it too. But when the Republican party was formed, it took only 6 years to elect it’s first president. I don’t think that would happen today. I think it would be akin to Ralph Nader and his Green Party. Remember 2004 and the democrats saying “A vote for Nader is a vote for Bush”. It would bleed votes from the Republicans and thereby dilute the vote and ensure “progressive” victories. It’s just too risky.

          • kong1967

            I agree. Keep pumping in Tea Party candidates and hopefully we can overtake Boehner and McCain and the other establishment figures that determine the direction and actions of the party.

    • Scotty

      Right on, I have friends in SC and they tell me Lindsey’s day’s are numbered. I say the GOP is a dead carcass, just walking like a zombie. Time to have a real oppostion party. Democrats don’t like it when we play hardball like they do.

      • dur

        There is a candidate by the name of Nancy Mace who is going to run in the primary against Grahmnesty. Please support her. She is great. Don’t let them smear her like they do everyone else. We need these brave men and women to step up. This road is not easy and it is a sacrifice. Let’s reward them.

    • dur

      No, I want THEM out of OUR party. Kick them to the curb through primaries as they come up for re-election. We are the majority, not them.

  • tree worm

    only cause they scared of Cruz

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Ditto!

    • Scotty

      scared ain’t the word…. Petrified. A guy who can speak eloquently for 21 hours. Remember Obama’s inhalator, or its gonna cost.. it’s gonna cost… like 8 times. Of course, the MSM aphids will clean an prune the Obama legacy and pr, but to no avail .

  • DHardy

    They laughed at Reagan too…Look where that got them…

  • texas_suzie

    The GOP elite are out of touch with their base. They only know and only care about what the GOP elite wants. They are happy playing 2nd fiddle to the Democrats. I’m sick of the GOP. I only donate to Conservatives, real conservatives like Ted Cruz. The elite GOP are what is tearing this party apart. They need to get their heads out of their a s s e s and start listening to their base.

    • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

      Dang straight …

      The GOP Establishment has now become the American version of the Scot nobles in Braveheart … spending so much time squabbling for scraps from the Progressive table, they have lost sight of what was “endowed by their Creator” to them and those they allegedly represent … thinking that their supporters exist to provide them with position, when in fact the reason they were put in those positions is to act to secure liberty for all.

      Cruz, Paul, Lee, and others like Cain and Palin, are playing the role of William Wallace … and the nobles have no problem selling them out, in the least.

      • texas_suzie

        Excellent analogy.

  • Sandra123456

    II don’t see self promotion here, I see Mr. Smith goes to Washington. I see a type of politician in Ted Cruz that they all should be in Washington and might be if we didn’t have professional politicians there.

    The “conservative Media”, so called, is getting as bad as the MSM.

    • deTocqueville1

      Of course, their cozy little crony world is under assault.

  • notebene

    The left treated President Reagan with disdain, everyday he was in office! They hated him, ridiculed him, and did their very best to belittle him as a leader! Now they will do to Cruz what they have done to Palin…attempt to underestimate his power and underestimate the power of the American people, who he is speaking for. I hate that all of it will collapse and all of us will suffer for their stupidity, but I can’t wait to watch these propagandists cry a river when they are personally affected by the mess they helped to create!

  • http://www.FireKarlRove.com/ C. Edmund Wright

    These WSJ elite idiots know NOTHING about Reagan…….

    • dur

      Exactly right. They hated Reagan and made fun of him calling him stupid and just an actor. What fools they are.

  • Alborn

    Ignorance is bliss for these idiots. The party was divided when Reagan ran and the Bushes hated him. But he just kept smiling and using his love for country to rally the American people around him in spite of the Roves and Bushes of the party. These people are not even old enough to remember the years of Reagan trying to get elected. It took a lot of years and the Jimmy Carter disaster of POTUS for the people to step up to the plate and elect Reagan. And this idiot in the WH is worse than Jimmy Carter. Oh and I am for Rand Paul in 2016 not Cruz.

  • Lilu Kanine

    Oh well, at the end of the day, Cruz still has a law degree from Harvard, and the ability to shake out who is for what, for all of us to see. Go Cruz!

  • Rshill7

    They won’t be laughing for long. It’s forced laughter, engulfed in fear. Wrapped in the realization that they will be out of power for quite a while, while America rebuilds herself, at the behest of American Patriots, and for the benefit of all.

    People will feel it when America takes off again. Democrats will jump ship. Others will mature and turn their backs on Democrats.

    Democrats have been drooling for the power that Obamacare would give them over every aspect of our lives. They cannot be allowed to have or wield that power. Instead, they will die at the foot of Obamacare mountain and get buried beneath it.

    Someone should start playing taps, right now. I’ve already started humming it.

    • NYGino

      4 clanks Rs. With you all the way my friend.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      You always manage with your comments to pump me up thank you for that sir.

    • FedUp Express

      ObamaCare is the chain which enslaves us all; to have the population dependent on the government for the Life promised to us in the Declartion of Indepence.

      How low we have come as a country.

  • TLaMana

    Cruz is trying to get Republicans to act like Republicans instead of Democrat-lite.

  • Terri

    I love how Jason Riley is clueless as to what Cruz was actually doing. He was not speaking for the Republican party JASON, he was speaking to Americans about osama care and how it is crippling this country. Has nothing to do with Reagan at all. I wonder where people like Riley get a diploma from. Cruz also did his job as a senator and it scares you and your kind so much you can’t stop talking about him just hopefull you can discredit . Not working Americans are in love with him.

  • dur

    WSJ is a rag. I have said from day 1 that Ted Cruz reminds me of Reagan. I think Ronald Reagan would have been standing and cheering Senator Cruz on during the filibuster. I think Reagan would be ashamed of what the Republican party has become.

    I would vote for Ted Cruz in a NY minute.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      I think Reagan would’ve said to the Republican establishment there you go again, you managed to underestimate me, and I managed to win two massive landslides.

    • Bill Coomes

      Ted Cruz is the first Ted Cruz and we have to help him.

  • MartinAustinTX

    How petty and clueless they appear. Such cynicism is the result of an editorial board that advocates a surrender strategy which harms average Americans most. How can they ignore the fact that Cruz and Lee are pretty much responsible for the House defunding Obamacare in its CR and demanding some kind of concession from the Democrats. This is a victory or leadership over pusillanimity!

  • DavidRobertson

    What they fail to mention is that if Reagan united the GOP, he did it AFTER they had to eat crow and get behind him. They hated him. They did everything they could to get in his way…that it…until it was politically expedient to follow his lead. This is why Cruz is in fact very much like Reagan.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      Ditto…

    • DavidRobertson

      Just adding on here…In case people forgot how Reagan was treated by his opponents throughout his presidency:
      (Imagine if a conservative group made a music video like this of Obama)

      Yet, history has proven him to be one of the most significant leaders of our time.

      • crosshr

        thank you DR

    • Vorlath -

      Exactly, but not only that, the Left laughed at Reagan as well. They thought he had no chance and it was just a silly idea to have Reagan as President. But the Left learned from Reagan to never let up on the opposition regardless of how silly it seems to them. So everyone on the Right gets ridiculed now without exception.

    • PhillyCon

      They are really terrible students of history.

      • Freedomswatch

        No, they are deliberately trying to rewrite history for the low-information voter. They are using Alinsky tactics on Cruz to diminish him. Do you think Joe Average actually listened to any extended look at the filibuster? No, they watched the tiny star wars clip, or green eggs and ham that the media showed. Then listened to the media garbage that followed. We need to educate everyone we can and refute the lib talking points that are out there about Ted Cruz on-line, on facebook, and twitter.

  • ladyjk

    Who gives a rat’s ___ what these people say, they are nobodies. Cruz didn’t divide the party, McCain and his rhinos did and still are. McCain is the best gift the dimwits have received. McCain along with Obama spewing lies and hate each day he stands on his soap box and the press who Obama has bought up with our tax money. We are worse than a third- world country.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    The same way that I respond when asked a stupid question, I am not going to dignify that with a response, that is the same thing I’m going to do with this video I am not going to dignify it by watching it.

  • deeme

    Unreal, Cruz just speaks the truth ,just like Reagan, he knew what would happen he didn’t care, he didn’t do it to be popular, he did it for U.S. and his kids and the nations future, just like Reagan .

  • crosshr

    One of the most foolish question asked many times is if Cruz, Palin, Rand and other unique conservative reps is the ” Is he the next Reagan ? “. There will never be another Reagan, but there are a multitude out here in the Nation that have trusted and proved Reagan in Leadership role as a Commander in Chief with foot prints worthy to follow.

    Cruz, Palin, West, Lee, Newt, Rand among others have demonstrated their ability, their faith, their stand, their love of the Country and Constitution, Their Love of Freedom and the way they value what they are blessed with here in America. They are the Real Eagles soar way HIGHer above the crows atmosphere of the right. I mean, lately, what have I heard very meaningful so substantial these Fox mouthpieces spitted out besides criticizing Tea Party, Cruz, Palin and Rand.

    More people around the country today pay close attention to the behavior of our government and politicians because of these Tea Party warriors unafraid to stand toe to toe with the rest( for they are same difference-both parties)

    Ronald Reagan in his resting place longs to see these guys can read that the Horizon is Limitless.The Sky is the Limit !

  • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

    Memo to Jason Riley: “unity” bereft of sound principle is the way of the lemming, and leads to the same end.

  • sybilll

    If these dolts don’t realize that ObamaCare will dominate every aspect of our lives, they are ignorant. Do you think McDonald’s just coinkydinky decided to eliminate sodas from Happy Meals, even if the parent specifically requests it? http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/26/226564560/mcdonalds-says-bye-bye-to-sugary-sodas-in-happy-meals
    The other coinkydink……………..Michelle Obama held a closed door “summit” with major food and advertising executives just last weekend. Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    Just in case you guys think otherwise that is a show that runs in Fox not MSNBC. Fox is slowly turning into a mini MSNBC.

  • rjcylon

    Always interesting how the paid experts know significantly less than the average person.

    • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

      Our society has conflated the possession of wisdom with the mere appearances of intellect … credentials, position, access to power, popularity … to the point that we have replaced a healthy respect for wisdom from any source, with the blind worship of the “expert” high priests of a Cult of Credentialed and Connected Omniscient who are anything but.

      Or, as I also say …

      Despite their erudition
      And academic pedigree
      The Best and the Brightest look instead
      Like a box of dim bulbs to me

      ( MP3 for free, at https://www.facebook.com/notes/ritchie-the-riveter/dim-bulbs/140514325995655 )

  • SimJim

    These were the same people telling us that we had to run a RINO for President.
    Does anyone actually listen to them?

    • PhillyCon

      Ah, yes the ever so “electable” Mitt Romney and John McCain.

  • suzy000

    They laughed at President Reagan too…the SAME type of people. These types are the ones today claiming they are Reaganites. Reagan prodded on ignoring them….the same thing Cruz is doing! Keep on truckin, Sen. Cruz…they won’t be laughing long!!

  • PhillyCon

    These same people would have sided with Ford/Bush over Reagan. Both Will and Krauthammer never supported Reagan. Levin always talks about this. Same with Rove.

  • Sentinel

    This pretty much sums it up.

  • mder4thegov

    Another of the many reasons I’m glad I stopped watching RINO Fox News–several years ago.
    They’re so far gone, it’s scary.

  • Joengima

    Of course they are laughing at Ted Cruz. It’s keeping them from crying from the Conservative resurgence that Ted Cruz represents in the GOP. They spent the last 10 years trying to isolate and exchange the base, and here comes Ted Cruz giving Conservatives a voice in the party again and they hate it

    • mder4thegov

      Don’t forget: Ted Cruz is not here without Sarah Palin.
      He was down 10 points–prior to her endorsement, and a week after receiving the governor’s blessing, he was up 5 points.
      Let’s not get amnesia.

  • semby

    truth hurts, huh.

  • texasgirl46

    Ted Cruz………

  • gregzotta

    Ted Cruz is a TRUE principled Statesman. Can Cruz be the next Ronald Reagan? Yes, but he is Ted Cruz, a true Conservative fighting against the Statists, which includes many RINO’s like John McLame.

  • SurfinUSA

    Kim Stossel used to make a lot of sense. She seems caught up in the “new” FOX ideology that smugges off opinion that is “too far right.” FOX is leaving conservatives just like FDR left Reagan. Conservative principles, as written in the Constitution, don’t change.

    • Rshill7

      Here’s the thing they don’t realize. Our Constitution is, or should be, mainstream. If you are to the right of the Constitution, that would be far right wing. To be a strict constructionist though is not far right wing. It is simply, adhering to what we should adhering to. In other words middle of the road. Anything short of strict constructionism, is leftwing.

      You are either to the right or to the left of the Constitution. The Constitution itself, is middle of the road. The norm. The should-be, status quo, however, we are so far to the left of that document, it’s ridiculous.

      That is what the Tea Party is bothered by. That is what conservatives are bothered by. If you are a conservative, but not a Tea Party person, you are simply playing with terms, and can’t see the forest for the fog.

      • SurfinUSA

        There is a difference between statism, or keeping the status quo, and conservatism, which is conserving the principles of state. The statiss, who Stossel seems to represent more each day, don’t want to change anything about Washington. They like the idea that the National Debt has risen from $ 8 trillion to $17 trillion in 5 years. They don’t mind the 1000’s of pages of new government regulation or the building of a new ObamaCare bureaucracy. The don’t address the changing nature where the government dictates policy to the city and state governments. Conservatives don’t approve of these changes. They draw the line on where government receives its authority. They go back to the Declaration of Independence, that “government derives its powers from the consent of the governed.” Incrementally bureaucracy has edged up to the point where it tells the citizen it must do this or must do that, like what size Big Gulp they can buy or that the citizen must buy health insurance. At that point the citizen cannot refuse, and has lost the power of consent to be governed. That’s the line we won’t cross and that is why you might think we are dogmatic in our hard line. We don’t want the damn Federal government in the middle of our lives. It’s not that hard to understand.

        • Rshill7

          Who the hell are you talking to? And what are you saying about Stossel?…Stossel? John Stossel? Did anyone mention a single word about him? Either way, what you said about him is as clueless as Colonel Mustard in a game that doesn’t recognize his name..

          Are you stoned or something? Why are you addressing this post to me?

          If anyone is finding anything “hard to understand” it is thou. Shut the hell up and address one who needs addressing. I do not. Furthermore, you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about, nor who you are speaking to.

          Read my post again. Then shove it up your ass.

          Don’t presume to teach me anything. Ok? At such a time as I need your stupid opinion, I’ll squeeze it out of a raisin, after letting it dehydrate a bit more.

          Your post is misplaced. Place it somewhere else.
          In addition to that, look up the word, paragraph, and study it’s definition. If I wanted to read a wall of text, I would go to Harlem and read some of it’s walls.

          • Murse

            Dude, what is your problem? Anger management counseling may be in order.

            • Rshill7

              Could be. The last line bothered me especially. Being talked down to without cause really bugs me. I do not need tutorials from anyone. Perhaps you caught that.

              Yes, I couldv’e ignored it but I didn’t. My original post was well-written and well-liked. Did someone really need to come along and crap on it?

              No.

          • SurfinUSA

            Rshill7 SurfinUSA • a day ago

            IS THIS YOU?

            DID YOU WRITE THIS?

            Here’s the thing they don’t realize. Our Constitution is, or should be, mainstream. If you are to the right of the Constitution, that would be far right wing. To be a strict constructionist though, is not far right wing. It is simply, adhering to what we should be adhering to. In other words middle of the road. Anything short of strict constructionism, is leftwing.

            You are either to the right or to the left of the Constitution. The Constitution itself, is middle of the road. The norm. The should-be status quo. However, we are so far to the left of that document, it’s ridiculous.

            That is what the Tea Party is bothered by. That is what conservatives are bothered by. If you are a conservative, but not a Tea Party person, you are simply playing with terms, and can’t see the forest for the fog.

            IF YOU WROTE IT DO YOU WANT TO BACK OFF YOUR TIRADE? OR DO YOU WANT TO BE A DICKHEAD? I SIMPLY WAS TRYING TO DISTINGUISH THAT YOU HAVE A MISCONCEPTION OF THE TEA PARTY, THE LEFTISTS LABELED THE TEA PARTY AS RIGHT-WING. THE TEA PARTY WANTS A CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT, NOT WHAT MARK LEVIN CALLS THE FEDERAL LETHIATHAN THAT EXISTS IN WASHINGTON TODAY. COMPRENDE?

            • Rshill7

              I understood perfectly already. Did not need any tutorials from you. Still don’t. Take a hike.

              I don’t have any “misconceptions” about anything. I have been in the Tea Party for several years.

              • SurfinUSA

                I don’t mean you harm my friend. I was trying to share information and knowledge that I thought would be helpful to all those that read it. I set my original comment with paragraphs as you complained about. I can’t control how the web page displays it.

                Again, we are essentially on the same side. Neither of us approve of what is going on. A desire to see it changed binds us all together. Peace.

                • Rshill7

                  Ok. Thanks for this. Admittedly, I was in a mood.

                  No hard feelings. Let’s be friends in the future.

                  I’ll try to remember your name and give you the benefit of any doubt. I tend to be a fair and nice person most of the time, but an asshole the rest of the time :-)

                • SurfinUSA

                  I too, have been told by assorted women that I am in touch with my “inner asshole.” They tend to do it even when I am completely innocent. Navigating in an insane world grows more challenging. Peace.

  • Vorlath -

    Looks like they’re on step 2. First they ignore you, then they laugh at you.

    Eventually, they’ll fight Cruz, then Cruz will win.

    • mder4thegov

      Right out of the lib, Alinsky playbook.

  • Kleverabevera

    I am sad to say, I have come to really loathe FOX news.

    I wonder if their capitulation has anything to do with the trouble Rupert Murdoch got into with that wire tapping thing no one ever hears about anymore?

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      Turn them off. Then get Right Scoop to stop posting their materials. Shut them down, and maybe — maybe — they’ll find the light again. Otherwise, the channel is on a track toward the Dark Side.

  • tessaprn

    Average person does not care about any political party. We do not care if the Republicans or Democrats are fighting each either or blowing one another. We care about America and we want it back. They can laugh at Ted Cruz all they want but they will not be the ones laughing when it’s over. BTW Reagan’s party got behind him after he won the election until them they all disliked and laughed at him.

  • John Lee

    Reagan united the party by running against a sitting Republican president? Did he unite the party by vetoing a bill that congressional Republicans supported and eventually helped override? What passes off as intelligence at the WSJ has sunken to a new low…..truly sad.

    • Tom of the Missouri

      I remember when the Wall Street Journal editorial page used to be a great conservative institution. Robert Bartley ran it and Paul Gigot was a guy I looked forward to reading every week. Sadly these things are no more.

      • John Lee

        Really becoming a sign of the times. And the WSJ isn’t the only one. I still subscribe to National Review, but sometimes cringe at the things they write nowadays.

        • Tom of the Missouri

          Yeah, I agree about NR. I think they only have two or three conservatives left. Buckley certainly made a mistake picking the kid Lowry as his successor. It’s odd how often great leaders make that mistake. It seems most of the current folks there are all more interested in their careers and the cleverness of their Washington connections than they are interested in promoting time tested principles of conservatism and freedom. Buckley was interested in political success, but he never gave up his principles wholesale to achieve it. Instead he used his failures as banners for his principles and as ladders to later success. Picking Romney twice and now funding Obamacare is the opposite of what Buckley would have done. These days I have put my hope in Ted Cruz. He seems to incorporate Buckley’s intellect with Reagan’s eloquence on the stump. Time will tell if he can keep it up and withstand the onslaught from both political parties to destroy him. If Buckley was alive today he would be having frequent behind the scene chats with Ted Cruz as he once did with the imperfect Reagan and Rush Limbaugh and helping guide them to icon status instead of attacking them.

          • John Lee

            Well said. Ted Cruz is the man that could do it. His appearance on one of those Sunday shows was excellent. I believe he is the ONLY republican I’ve heard who has made the obvious point that if the government shuts down it will be because of the stubborn refusal of Harry Reid and Obama to even discuss a compromise to keep the government fully funded. Every republican should be saying that, but they refuse to even fight….

  • Medicinewoman2

    Time for these poor fools to get off their self inserted thumbs while twirling ideology.

  • travis690

    Hey, WSJ talking heads: You just don’t get it.

    Sometimes, the best way to start uniting the party is by clearing away the deadwood from the leadership. It’s not that Ted Cruz is dividing the party; instead, I would suggest that he is reviving the party.

    For the last five years, the Republican party has had someone that should be uniting the party in opposition to his ideas. That person is Barack Obama. And what has the leadership of the Republican party done in those five years? Let me count the ways they have abandoned their base:

    1. They did nothing to advance the cause of Scott Brown after he replaced one of the worst members of the Senate when it came to the first battle against Obamacare. They could have forced Harry Greid to seat him immediately, but they didn’t.

    2. When the Tea Party was striving for acceptance in 2010, they ignored the demands of their membership. This was the strongest grassroots uprising since the Vietnam War. The leadership just ignored most of their demands without understanding that they were fighting both wings of the political establishment.

    3. When Tea Party-backed candidates starting defeating weasels like Bob Bennett, Trey Grayson, and David Dewhurst (all insiders backed by the Establishment), the victors in these primaries (Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz) were not given the full support of the Republican party. Then when Christine O’Donnell defeated that bum Mike Castle in the primary for the Senate, the Establishment threw a hissy fit and REFUSED to support her campaign for the Senate; the only one that was seriously backing her was Sarah Palin. Not only did O’Donnell not receive any support; she had to overcome that knave Karl Rove campaigning against her.

    4. When Rand Paul had his showdown against Eric (With-)Holder over the use of drones, where was the rest of the Republican party? Missing in action.

    5. When Col. Allen West was running for re-election in a seat that was gerrymandered against him in 2012, which lamestream Republican party leaders showed up to campaign for his re-election? I couldn’t think of any names either. If one of these so-called Establishment leaders did anything to lend a hand, I wish they would let the rest of us know. We sure missed them.

    6. And finally, when Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, James Inhofe, and a few others stood united against the Democrat party over Obamacare last week, where was the leadership? Where were such losers as McLame, Grahamnesty, and McConehead? I was watching all 21 hours; did I miss seeing them? Were they hiding off camera? No–those losers were waiting for the end of the exposure of their own failures to finish, so they could go on the attack. And who did they attack? Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul.

    I think the more significant issue is, why should anyone support the current leadership of the Republican party? Let us recount some of their recent successes.

    1. John McCain for President in 2008. Oops…that was the biggest failure since the Hindenburg.

    2. Trey Grayson (McConnell’s hand-picked choice for second Senator from Kentucky). Failure.

    3. David Dewhurst in Texas. Thank goodness that bum lost in the primary.

    4. Bob Bennett in Utah. That fossil should have just retired; he was a disgrace.

    I think the more important question that the Republican Establishment needs to answer, before they deserve any more support, is: How have you managed to squander the greatest campaign opportunity in 2012, when running against the president that has created the greatest economic disaster since Franklin Roosevelt, and expect tryst from the American people again?

    If you at the WSJ want to be apologists for the Republican Establishment and the other Beltway Insiders, then go ahead and be that way. Just make sure you let us know on your editorial page that this is your intent, so the rest of America can give your paper the proper view through the looking glass. Then at a minimum, the rest of America won’t be fooled again.

    Meet the new boss,
    Same as the old boss.

    • PNWShan

      Cheers and applause to you, Travis!

    • NYGino

      That sums it up real well, thanks Travis.

  • Charm4sure

    Wall Street loves crony capitalism. They want the corporate bail outs the corporate grants for risky adventures that they can stick the public with and then donate to some crony capitalist politician. They are disgusting. I am all for capitalism but you risk you pay, you fail you pay not the taxpayer.

    • PNWShan

      Free markets serve everyone. Crony capitalism benefits the big corps and the powerful.

  • Garrett Menard

    and?

  • bri

    They are the same Kind of people that said Reagan was not Reagan. They attacked him before he won big, then they said forget about him after he was gone.

  • BearNJ

    Reagan’s legacy has been so twisted by the GOP elites. He fought the GOP Rockefeller Republicans and he didn’t win until the third try. The WSJ editorial page are open borders corporatists that only care about the DJIA and corporate profits. Nothing else matters. Reagan united the party and the country after he won. The GOP establishment fought him all the way. Reagan won the base and the people. Cruz will do the same. They laugh at the candidate we prefer when some of the elites continue to mention Jeb Bush as a viable option. Now Bush is a man who is unelectable.

  • Missgto

    The future may make them eat their words…..they do not accurately remember their history and how several Republican’s (Bush 1) stabbed Reagan in the back every chance they got.

    • PNWShan

      Reading Diana West’s book “American Betrayal” and I was STUNNED at how George HW Bush bent over backwards to be nicey-nicey to Gorbachev when the Berlin wall fell. This was beyond being ‘gentlemanly’. You’d have thought we were the ones who lost the Cold War.!

  • Marty S>

    What these media stars think do not interest me. What I saw last week was the surfacing of a strong leader of the Republican Party- something that has not existed since the 1980’s. What I felt was pride in a man who loves this country and the things it used to stand for; a man who’s father experienced the horrors of a Marxist government in Cuba; a man who knows what socialism brings to the people who are taken in by it’s lies. These media stars probably have never known the horrors that certain members of the Cruz family lived through and would probably do the same thing to anyone that lived through socialism and was trying to tell the people of this country about the critical mistakes they are about to make. Ted Cruz is a leader not a follower; he is a doer and not a talker; he is a threat to the Democrats and their media allies.But above all, he is now a break in the storm clouds for those of us who want to preserve a constitutional America.

  • DINORightMarie

    Short memories, these morons. Or just plain ignorant. Reagan did NOT “unite” the party – he won a victory OVER the Republicans’ best efforts, because the PEOPLE loved him, and his message. Then, in an attempt to unite the party for the 1980 election, he chose the RINO HW Bush as his running mate. It didn’t work – they STILL hated him. The Republicans HATED him then, and still do today, because he was a TRUE Conservative, which they are not and can never be.

    Ted Cruz is EXACTLY like Ronald Reagan. Humble. Sincere. Conservative to the core. And loved by the American people, because he STANDS UP for us, with us. He is the American dream personified.

    • PVG

      Just plain ignorant is the correct answer. Great post!!

    • bahamianhoosier

      I’m guessing by your genius response to these morons who insist on GOP nominee to kiss the brass ring that you are a follower of the Great One! Reagan was fought tooth and nail by THE establishment! Ford, Bush all hated him! He had to go around them and directly to the people and we loved him and to this day STILL the establishment refuses to see that or refuses to allow it to happen again! They are as much of an enemy to liberty and freedom as Reid Piglosi and Bozo! Send em all home to their botox mamas!!

      • PNWShan

        I’ve enjoyed hearing Mark Levin’s perspective on Reagan’s campaigns.

    • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics

      And one of the people fighting his election back then was…Karl Rove.

      Reagan went AROUND democrats (and the GOP when he had to) to reach the people directly–just like Cruz is doing.

    • bornfreeamerican

      You are right…the establishment hated Reagan including the BUSHES! H.W. turned on Reagan as soon as he was out of office! H.W. was also for New World Order and Agenda 21.

  • TNBoating

    76% of GOP now ‘conservative,’ pick Cruz for 2016 nomination
    At Washington Examiner

  • PVG

    It’s because he’s brown! (Are Cubans considered brown?)

    • Dr. Strangelove

      Ha ha… I think that like our old pal George Zimmerman, lefties would consider him a white hispanic. I view him as an American

  • jdbaird

    Unfortunately I wasn’t born yet when Reagan became president and I was only 3 when he got reelected, but I remember when I was about 6 watching him on TV and telling my mom that I thought he was “awesome”, even though I knew nothing about politics. I guess I was just a really smart kid.

  • iaintlyin

    “Reagan united the party, he didn’t isolate his allies in the interest of self-promotion and that is what Cruz is doing.” God forbid he say the same about 0, even though the description fits him to a tee if you replace the word party with the word country.

    • PNWShan

      I was only 17 when he was elected the first time, but I was into politics and I remember how people complained at the 1976 convention that Reagan shouldn’t be challenging Ford.

      • bornfreeamerican

        Mark Levin said that at the convention in 1976 that after Reagan’s speech it had the delegates thinking that they had picked the wrong person (Ford), it was clear they should have picked Reagan.

      • BearNJ

        I was 14 at the time watching the convention on TV and hear Reagan’s speeech> I was proud to vote for him at 18 in 1980. Best vote I ever cast. I hope to cast one for Ted Cruz.

  • sacha

    These inside the Beltway, Old Guard, Establishment, GOP Elitist dolts make me what to puke. They think they are so smart, they don’t know jacksh*t. The American people are pissed at these Rino crap weasels. We have had enough, they don’t listen to us just like the Democrsts did in 2009 & 2010. I guess these GOP dolts did not pay attention to the 2010 mid-term elections. Primary all the RINOs so we can try to salvage what’s left of the country. I guess these buffoons from the WSJ don’t remember how much the establishment GOP hated Reagan. The GOP only tolerated him because he won by such huge margins. I remember how Reagan was treated by the establishment, inside the beltway, elitists it is much the same way the Tea Party, Conservatives, and Libertarians are treat by these jackarses today. Let them laugh but the American people, the Tea Party, Conservatives and Libertarians may be have the last laugh in November 2014; when the old guard is retired and the whippersnappers take over. I say good riddance to bad rubbish and November 2014 can’t get here soon enough!!

    • AtlEsquire1973

      You know what else we should do is put up a moderate RINO, with a (D) after their name and primary challenge all the total libs in districts we couldn’t win in- like Pelosi’s – but put up a RINO against her- and in her district – if it was a gay guy that looks like Tom cruise or something- we could knock a few of them off. At least it will cost them $$$ In a primary.

  • go2gym

    Too many Americans don’t know what principles are.

    • iaintlyin

      Thank Sumner Redstone

  • Andy Shambaugh

    I think Cruz could be the next Ronald Reagan. Too early to tell though. He did stand up for us, and as far as I know the only one that tried to stop the American people from being robbed. Robbed not only of there money, but of there healthcare. Well him and some other tea party members. But I still fill he lead the effort.

  • http://MsUnderestimated.com/ MsUnderestimated

    Screw the JER….I stopped watching them as soon as I realized the direction they were taking. They can F-OFF.

  • waelse1

    I’ll never forget the video of a WSJ editorial meeting where all of them agreed, it was racist to oppose amnesty. Big business Republicans, not conservatives in the least bit, they could care less about the negative impact of millions of Mexicans on US schools, cities, state budgets, etc as long as they get their cheap labor.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Mark Levin laid this argument to waste on his Friday broadcast.

    Reagan ran against the “French” Republicans. He beat them. He just comported himself like a statesman while doing so.

  • steve849

    Riley actually said “. . . that is what Ku Cruz zoom buh buh buh.”

  • Angel Nova

    In a clean election, no fraud , no illegal voters , no dead voters , no IRS intimidation or Soros machines, a Conservative Republican will easily win the election for president. Obama is the number one biggest crook in history. These left wingers will do anything to destroy a good conservative in the person of Ted Cruz because they know he will be the person to stand up for our true values and beat their communist candidate, Hilary.

    • JungleCogs

      If we had Voter ID in all states; Obama would not be in office today.

  • Angel Nova

    And for the first time after 6 years, I smiled for we have found the man who will stand up for the American people in the person of Ted Cruz. He is a Christian, humble, courageous, smart, very very smart and mind you the left always talke about Obama being a Harvard cum laude, but lo and behold , we have one and a magna cum laude too, so how can they put him down now? Yes, America, we found our man! Ted Cruz 2016!

  • David Partridge

    Such ignorant remarks. Look at what is happening. Ted Cruz is reviving conservatism. More republicans are starting to stand with him conservatively. I honestly do not believe he is in it for the money, but has a great deal of respect for our founding fathers. Unlike someone like Joe Biden who has a house worth much more than he should have been able to afford. Let,s just hope The establishment Republicans and Democrats do not influence him like they did Marco Rubio or rally against him like they did Gingrich and Palin.

  • JungleCogs

    We’ll see; he looks pretty darn good to me.

  • Brion

    What Cruz did was bring out the true colors of everyone! I love him for that and now they are all marked. Cruz on!

  • Andy Degnan

    These idiots just don’t get it. The Republican ESTABLISHMENT has abandoned conservative principles to try to “get along”. THAT DOESN’T WORK!!! They’ve been giving in TOO long and THAT is what has helped to destroy our REPUBLIC. It’s about time that conservatives stand strong and re-establish a constitutional FEDERAL government of LIMITED power. It’s time to RETURN power to the states and the people, where it belongs. It would help if the PRESS would do THEIR job and quit being the lapdogs of the KING. The “journalists” have not just let the people down, they have betrayed their trust. All they are concerned about is winning awards, they don’t care about the truth anymore. They really are a disgrace. They can wear their awards like an albatross around their necks. I hope betraying their fellow citizen’s was worth it. They’ll have to live with it though, so I hope they live a LOOOOONG time under the rule of their new nanny state. I, personally would prefer to die young, but free, rather than live a thousand years in tyranny.

  • http://teapartyreaganconservative.blogspot.com/ TeaPartyReaganConservative

    Isn’t it funny how all the so called intellectual talking heads and pundit journalists, all laughed at Reagan in 1980, til Reagan and the American people had the last laugh..

    Nothing I love to hear more than liberal political laughing idiots suddenly stop laughing.. LOL

    Ted Cruz is a true Reagan Constitutional Conservative, and will take the Reagan Mantle all the way to the White House in 2016.. Now that’s pure Freedom and Liberty loving joy to the heart, soul, mind, and ears of We the American People.

  • bornfreeamerican

    Keep laughing…the PEOPLE love TED and that scares them to death!

  • Swamp Fox

    They fully understand what Mr Cruz is about and are scared to death of him and the Anerican voter

  • USMC 64-68

    The repubs bashing Cruz are utilizing the same tactic as the progressive democrats. Destroy anyone who stands for the truth.

  • pdigaudio

    The GOP Establishment hated Reagan. Tried everything to stop him. Tried Bob Dole, John Anderson, Howard Baker. First tried talking former President Ford into running then tried to force him on Reagan as a co-president. Furthermore, the GOP Establishment hasn’t won a national election since Eisenhower in 1956. Nixon? A progressive who ran as a conservative. George H.W. Bush? Ran as Reagan’s third term, governed like the progressive he was. George W. Bush? Ran as Reagan 2.0. Plus, both Bushes were aided to a great deal by extremely weak Democrat opponents.

  • Bette

    The WSJ panel was a disgrace today; I am so glad that I cancelled my subscription.
    FOX has become a major disappointment in that all their panels are negative to conservatives. I guess Hannity is the token left or allowed to be outwarding conservative. The other conservatives, if there are any left, have to suppress their views now; just what we needed, another rubber stamp network who will shill for ‘moderate R’s’ that turn out to be left. This is very depressing for those of us just want to live in an orderly Constitutional society with some semblance of traditional values.

  • exodus2012

    Cruz has learned from Reagan’s experience – what happened as soon as he left office?

    the GOPe went back to their old America-killing status quo and cronyism

    these JER panelists are just trying to protect the power patch for their pals in the GOPe

    Get out of the way of the Palin/Cruz JUGGERNAUT you Corruptocrat DC WEASELS lest U B STEAMROLLED into Ruling Class ROAD PIZZA! #MakeDCListen

  • patriotmom61

    Regardless of what pundits and bloggers say Cruz’s motivation was for his
    actions, he is needed in the Senate, not the White House. Cruz is a
    Constitutional pitbull gifted in oratory, debate, and litigation — all well
    suited for his work in the Senate to craft Constitutional legislation and thwart
    or repeal the bad. This does not translate to presidential leadership
    capabilities. He simply does not have comprehensive experience, knowledge, and wisdom in
    his thus short tenure to take on the job. Inspiring and soaring rhetoric, no
    matter how good it sounds to us, is not adequate proof of POTUS job
    qualifications. (Please don’t throw in Obama’s short tenure in the Senate in
    comparison— we are better than that. ) I do see Cruz as a possible
    presidential candidate some years down the road after he has moved up to
    leadership in the Senate with some actual accomplishments under his belt. I
    cannot imagine a Senate without Ted Cruz and the other conservative senators
    fighting there for us. We cannot afford to lose any of our GOP Senators (except
    for those RINOs who need to be primaried or recalled) and need to work hard to
    ADD to their numbers for a Senate takeover in 2014. It is critical we have a
    majority in both houses of Congress. Yes, Obama will still be president but
    picture, if you will, the reality of impeachment proceedings. We are in a
    battle for the survival of what’s left of our Republic. We need to wargame this,
    not create and push American Idol political rock stars into seeking positions
    they are not yet ready to fill. Keep Cruz in the Senate and let’s help him
    replace King Harry.

  • KindlyDevious

    Reagan is just like Cruz. A puppet of the neocons, only less Alzheimers.

  • KSEMBB1

    It’s so rare for a politician to stick their neck out for the benefit of American citizens, with no concern for their political career or status in congress, that, when one does, a la Cruz, he is suspect and is accused of everything under the sun for doing it. The Left and the establishment GOP thinks this is their chance to “palinize” a popular potential presidential candidate. They have different reasons but both have a vested interest in painting Cruz with a broad brush of stupidity in order to knock him off a pedestal: the Left for obvious reasons and the GOP for the reason that they are scared they will lose their “place” in the party. Their political careers are in jeopardy if the likes of Cruz and his brand of true conservatism becomes more popular and relevant than they are.

  • jondos

    Does it really matter what they think? These are the same people who compare Obama to FDR and Lincoln. Talk about a great big LAUGH!

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  • Laurel

    This is the same cabal that is big government Republican…and Reagan united the party after thoroughly trouncing the likes of what sits on this panel.

    Don’t fall for their schtick. These guys are manipulative
    Democrats in Republican clothing.

    As to Cruz and Reagan…time will tell.

  • lawngren

    ” someone who is just trying to up his profile for presidential elections…”

    Well, he did accomplish that. That’s more than any other repub can say, except for Mike Lee.

    “…at the expense of his Republican colleagues…” His “repub colleagues” are NOT his colleagues, since they have chosen to be obama’s eager little boys. Anything to please their new master. Cruz’s filibuster was NOT at their expense. Their vote for obamacare, and all their other leftwing actions, was at their expense.

    “…a strategy that was just bad for the Republican Party…”
    It was bad for the republiwimpcrats who still claim the title “Republican”. They don’t count. They assassinated their brains, shortly after selling their honor and their country’s future.

    Unfortunately, the support that Reagan was able to muster / coerce from the repubs is gone now. There are almost no patriots left in either house of congress. Those who call themselves republican have become as anti-American as the democrats. That only makes Ted Cruz’s determined effort to save America more heroic.

    Someday soon – before they forget how to speak a human language – someone should ask these Foxes-in-obama’s-house whether up is down and night is day. I’ll bet they’d say yes. It appears that Fox has just about completed its own metamorphosis into tyrant’s-propaganda-outlet. I’m glad I took them off my bookmarked news sites a few days ago. I sent them a letter telling them why, too. Dummies. They became popular by telling at least mostly truth and being at least mostly Right. New ownership, I guess.

    Saw an old political movie in which two aides discovered that their candidate was about to go back on his promises. One of the aides remarked that he was politically mature and he expected leaders to betray. But, he said, “when they do, I find new leaders.”

    Bleep you and the mule you rode in on, Fox.

  • Collinsdad

    These same dolts declared Reagan a loser in the late 70’s- I was there I heard Will, Krauthammer (who was a McGovernite) and the typical GOP establishment mock Reagan and say he was a Hollywood actor who couldn’t win and was a danger to blow up the world. Extreme is what they said. They wanted a paler shade of grey to SLIGHTLY contrast with the libs. THEN Reagan won and 30 years later they all knew him, loved him, campaigned for him and stood in the gap with him. They are Monday morning quarterbacks who pal around at the DC parties and drink with the jet set. They claim to be the Calm voices of reason who can be trusted to wait YES WAIT for the right moment. Like General McClellan they are always preparing for the battle but never find the time. AFTER ALL, THE POTENTIAL LOSSES THEY WOULD INCUR ARE POTENTIALLY TOO GREAT! They make me want to puke.

  • marketcomp

    She is lying, he has not beat-up on his colleges. But, they have beat-up on him-remember John McCain!