By The Right Scoop


Ted Cruz is certainly getting the attention of the media these days which means he’s doing something right. But yesterday he told the media that if they were going to continue to write stories attacking him, then for every ten stories attacking him they should at least write one on the substance of Hagel’s record.

Watch:

According to Politico, Cruz also knocked Obama on his immigration plan:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says President Barack Obama wants to “scuttle” immigration reform by injecting a path to citizenship into the debate so Democrats can keep the issue alive for political gain.

“The president has been focusing on amnesty — a path to citizenship that skips ahead of the line,” the freshman tea party senator said Wednesday at a speech in Dallas, according to The Dallas Morning News. “That, he knows, is a position not supported by a great many Americans and not a position that will achieve bipartisan cooperation. It’s designed to scuttle the bill.”

“I don’t believe President Obama wants an immigration bill to pass, instead I think he wants a political issue. His objective is to push so much on the table that he forces Republicans to walk away from the table because then he wants to use that issue in 2014 and 2016 as a divisive wedge issue.”

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  • wallwatchman

    I’m so impressed with Ted Cruz! Please stand firm. We have too many falling here lately!

  • c4pfan

    I don’t agree with Ted Cruz as to why Obama leaked his plan. There’s not much difference between that plan and the Gang of Eight (with their prostitution with minors Menendez).

    • https://twitter.com/LadyMacKeltar LadyMacKeltar

      I tend to agree with Senator Cruz’s opinion because Obama has demonstrated he’s an expert as a “guerrilla warfare commander”. He must have taken lessons from Ché. :S He uses the military tactic to sabotage, ambush, raid any controversial issue. While the opposition is arguing and in defense mode, he uses the element of surprise, moves ahead with his propaganda and turns it into his advantage.

      In the case of immigration, if it passes he has the “illegals” support ad nauseam, if it doesn’t, then he blames the failure on the evil R’s.

      As for the Gang of 8, I think they may have a similar strategy. If the president doesn’t agree to the border security measures, the gang wants to put into effect before the pathway to citizenship kicks in, then they can say, “see… we tried, but the White House is not willing to compromise”. With the failure of the bill, they are hoping the “illegals” see them as sympathetic to their cause, while at the same time, they appease the demands of the conservative base.

      I feel both sides are playing a game of chess. We will see which is the better strategist, but so far Obama has the advantage.

      • deTocqueville1

        Then they are not that far apart in reality. More smoke and mirrors.

      • Wigglesworth

        Once the authority is given to grant legal status which happens as soon as Obama signs the bill a path to citizenship is inevitable even if it is not included in the bill and regardless of border security and interior enforcement. Republicans will eventually cave on a path to citizenship because you can’t have 10-20 million people living in the country as “2nd class citizens” who will never have the opportunity to vote or hold public office. There will be slavery analogies. The slaves worked, but couldn’t vote.

  • UnCL3

    Go get ‘em, TED! Do what we Texans hired you to do!

  • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

    I’m liking this Cruz Missile more and more! :-)

    One question. Why did he vote against the “violence against women act”? I have got to be missing something here.

    [edit - I decided to try and find the answer myself... And I think I found it. This is a report from the Dallas Observer that's titled: "Here's Why Neither Texas Senator Voted for the Violence Against Women Act" and it explains it all.
    http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2013/02/violence_against_women_act_pas.php ]

    • c4pfan

      Because, there are already laws about it?

      • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

        It just stood out in the report. So I asked about it.

    • Steven

      There’s your mistake. You get caught up in the title of bills, but Cruz has to decide on what’s actually in the bill. This is all politics. There was a poison pill in the bill that Cruz and Rubio would not swallow, but all that is reported is the title of the bill to perpetuate the war against women meme of the left and media.

      • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

        Good points.

      • marketcomp

        Exactly! Remember, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010 (Obamacare) is neither patient driven nor centered or affordable.

    • cabensg

      In my opinion it’s just another liberal government piece of shit they wanted to hand to the feminazi’s. Just like the Hate crime legislation it’s meant to appeal to liberal groups. Violence against women and violence against gays is already addressed as violence against any citizen in our laws. Singling out a particular group is just liberals way to further divide us. It also makes the public think that somehow it worse to murder or beat up a gay or woman than it is to murder or beat up anyone else. Murder is murder. Violence is violence. The persons gender or sexual preferences have nothing to do with it.

    • http://twitter.com/Lady_Penquin Lady Penquin

      The “violence against women act” was a bad bill and only designed to practically make a criminal out of anything and anybody, including just verbal exchanges. There are plenty of laws already on the books, and the Lefties and Feminazis set this bill as a deliberate ploy to smear anyone who voted against it, as being “against” protecting women.

      • capelady

        They propose a ‘violence against women act’, but then the liberals do not want women to be armed and recommend that they urinate on a rapist or tell him they have a disease. Everything they do is about perception – there is no substance or common sense in any of it!

      • Wigglesworth

        Exactly and when these bills come up for renewal Democrats add language to the bill to make it more progressive while daring Republicans to vote against it. They did this with the Voting Rights Act I think. Not sure if that is the name of the bill, but they changed the language in the 2006 bill so that it would be less likely voter ID laws would be held up in court. Of course Republicans didn’t fight to keep the existing language because they didn’t want to be branded racist.

    • marketcomp

      Hey Wolfie,

      This is a repost but it is meant for you, my friend!

      You know we help each other here. Sen. Cruz said that this legislation should be a States issue: Here is more information and Senator Cruz reply:

      WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) spokesman Sean Rushton issued the following statement regarding Sen. Cruz’s Violence Against Woment Act vote, which defends states’ jurisdiction over criminal law:

      http://www.cruz.senate.gov/rec

      For many years, Senator Cruz has worked in law enforcement, helping lead the fight to ensure that violent criminals—and especially sexual predators who target women and children—should face the very strictest punishment. Indeed, Senator Cruz has personally argued and successfully defended the Texas Sexually Violent Predator Civil Commitment law before the Texas Supreme Court, and he has repeatedly argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the very strictest punishments for rapists and violent criminals who target women and children. Nevertheless, he voted against this federal law because stopping and punishing violent criminals is primarily a state responsibility, and the federal government does not need to be dictating state criminal law.

      http://blog.heritage.org/2013/

      • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

        Thank you very much marketcomp! That was very informative, helpful and puts my mind at ease about this issue. :-)

        • marketcomp

          Sen. Cruz is not the shoot from the hip politician that the media is trying to make him out to be. With him being in law enforcement I believe that he understands how these Federal laws effect and hinder the State’s ability to do law enforcement so he takes his time and really methodically examine laws before voting on them. Which we know many don’t even read the legislation that they pass.

          • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

            Ah come on… You mean he’s not demaning that they pass a bill before they find out what’s in it? ;-)

            I just hope the Cruz Missile continues to rise! We’ve seen a lot of apparent rising stars only for them to fall back into obscurity again. We need a HERO!! I’m hoping to God that Cruz is that man!

            • marketcomp

              We shall see, Wolfie! Perhaps Sen. Cruz will teach all of us something about standing for Conservatism and faith because it is ingrained in him. So, I do not see him backing down but only getting stronger.

              • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

                I pray you are right.

  • marketcomp

    Sounds like another hit piece to me. Why didn’t they mention that Sen. Cruz also held a press conference urging the President to build the Keystone pipe line with DEMOCRATS and that he voted against sending F-16 to Eyght? Why cherry pick a two month record? All of the bills that Senator Cruz voted against were laws that should be done at the State level and not at the Federal Government leve, even the Sandy relief bill. These so called journalist are soignorant and stupid. They are lazy and incompetence and it appears that even the journalist in Texas do whatever the Washington establishment media tells them to do. What a bunch of punks!

    See press conference.
    http://uneditedpolitics.com/senators-ted-cruz-and-john-hoeven-supporting-the-keystone-pipeline-12313/

    • marketcomp

      Hey Wolfie,

      You know we help each other here. Sen. Cruz said that this legislation should be a States issue: Here is more information and Senator Cruz reply:

      WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) spokesman Sean Rushton issued the following statement regarding Sen. Cruz’s Violence Against Woment Act vote, which defends states’ jurisdiction over criminal law:

      http://www.cruz.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=339650

      For many years, Senator Cruz has worked in law enforcement, helping lead the fight to ensure that violent criminals—and especially sexual predators who target women and children—should face the very strictest punishment. Indeed, Senator Cruz has personally argued and successfully defended the Texas Sexually Violent Predator Civil Commitment law before the Texas Supreme Court, and he has repeatedly argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the very strictest punishments for rapists and violent criminals who target women and children. Nevertheless, he voted against this federal law because stopping and punishing violent criminals is primarily a state responsibility, and the federal government does not need to be dictating state criminal law.

      http://blog.heritage.org/2013/02/14/vawa-violates-the-constitution/

    • https://twitter.com/LadyMacKeltar LadyMacKeltar

      With the all out war on Senator Cruz, the opposition thinks they can shut him out or make him fall into line. Thank God, he’s thick skinned and is willing to sand up and fight for what is right.

    • deTocqueville1

      Because that’s what the LSM do!

  • las1

    … but Tuesday, Cruz made no apology for his behaviour … his hardline opposition to Senator Chuck Hagel…” blah blah blah… and more blah…

    That’s just the mealy mouthed commentary we’ve come to expect… even from FOX.

    In the age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. And Rudi Koski of FOX… your are an execrable pos who obviously is incapable of knowing the difference.

  • MadAsHellJack

    Ted Cruz, leader of the new Constitutional Party???

  • Sober_Thinking

    And this is EXACTLY what it is… a war. Having one person in congress who understands that is excellent.

    He’s not alone I know but he’s currently in the lead and completely spot on. And where is everyone else in congress (the other conservatives)? Why aren’t other rock solid conservatives banding together with him?

    They will never gain momentum if they don’t stand on their principles and raise their voices.

    Right now, I’m drinking Ted Cruz’s bathwater. He seems to be genuine, a fighter and a true conservative and Christian man. I support him 100%.

  • stage9

    When liberals accuse you of McCarthyism, you accuse them of treason. Which is worse?

    And as far as the “political analyst” is concerned, he obviously understands NOTHING about principles. A liberal NEVER makes a “tough choice”. Only Republicans are expected to make “tough choices”. Every “choice” a liberal makes is calculated.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

      In their minds the answer is McCarthyism.

      If a liberal accused me of that I would say thank you.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      Political analyst? My a.s.s Cruz is already shaking things up in Washington, thats what the so-called analyst fails to recognize. Cruz will be a senator as long as he wants, and if he ever were to run for president he would win.

  • deTocqueville1

    He is great. No BS, the truth spoken plainly.

  • Conservator1

    I know that some of my comments on the importance of conservative Republicans attracting a greater share of the Hispanic vote has lead some to believe I support an amnesty path to citizenship.

    However I don’t and I’m in full agreement with Sen. Cruz’s opinion on this issue. In fact, Cruz demonstrates that conservatism does have an appeal with the American Hispanic community and the importance of Texas in presidential elections for conservatives.

    I’m ready to support any presidential ticket that includes Sen. Cruz in 2016 (I would prefer him to be on the top of that ticket). This is an intelligent man who’s articulate and can play a significant role in attracting the Hispanic vote for conservative candidates.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

    I suggest Republicans pay attention because we are keeping score. How you vote on Hagel matters and how you do immigration matters.

    • tinlizzieowner

      Actions WILL have consequences. ;-)

  • 1tootall

    I mused a couple of weeks about how Sen Cruz would stand up under the withering fire from the left and establishment GOP. So now it comes and it is merciless. He has hit bullseyes consistently and it is not appreciated. NOW is when we have to come to his support, whether we live in Texas or not.

  • marketcomp

    Another derelection of duty by the Senate: Sen. Cornyn hs days without a budget-Check it out.

    http://www.cornyn.senate.gov/public/

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwWW2DQS_DU Booker T.(D – Politburo Pond)

    This is a man that knows his enemy.

    Tea-party approved!!

  • Stehekin912

    Wow the interviewer/newscaster sure did use lots of propaganist buzz words and phrases. What a slanted report