This is a great interview by Jake Tapper with Ted Cruz as he allows Cruz to make the case that Obama is a lawless president, and he does so very effectively.
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1) You can tell how much Cruz prepares and develops his arguments. He has an informed response to everything. You can also tell how lazy the reporters are and how ill equipped they are to respond to him. He just steamrolls them.
2) Cruz has the advantage in that he doesn’t have to disguise what he believes and feign objectivity. The reporter has to tie himself in knots trying to refute Cruz without revealing his own left wing bias.
I think though that the left leaning seeped through despite Tapper’s effort to restrain himself.
Tapper’s disagreements was like a piece of crepe paper trying to hold an iceberg above the raging Atlantic.
You sure know how to turn a phrase!
What I can’t believe is to the MAN these media types cannot just let it alone! They have to say something to refute their statements! Since when was that part of interview technique?
Cruz buries everyone in debates. He’s smart, he’s conservative, he has the facts and history on his side. If conservatives don’t get behind him early in 2016 to defeat the Rinos then this party is done.
When a person has a CORE, the preparation isn’t something that is done before an interview. In Cruz’s case it is something he was taught and lived his whole life.
all without a teleprompter
I can’t wait until President Cruz declares ObamaCare null and void by “executive order.”
I smile when I think about that. Sweet cool day :-))
Ted Cruz is exactly right.
Obama is a lawless president, he ignores parts of laws he doesn’t like, doesn’t enforce laws he doesn’t like. This violates Article 2 of the constitution where it states that the president of the United States is required to enforce the law.
That, ladies and gentlemen is a statesman, a patriot, and someone who tells the truth.
The number of EO’s isn’t the point, but that’s what the left clings too as if it exempts the con man from being a law breaker.
I was just discussing with my son that it’s not the number of EOs, it’s what they’re used for. If they are used to replace legislation, instead of implement it, then the EOs are unconstitutional.
But I have seen this over and over with libs: “Bush did it too,” “Other Presidents started it.” But in each case, what the other President did was mild or small in comparison with Obama’s actions.
Their excuses are pathetic. It’s really maddening.
There is a difference between using executive orders and Obama’s lawlessness in creating laws, changing laws and ignoring laws. That’s tyranny.
Finally!!! A conservative that can articulate the conservative message!!!!
I bet NOMorbama is fit to be.. tied…..( up by Reggie )!!!!!
Jake Tapper-such a disappointment when he said “Well he did talk about economic struggle”. Come on Jake, wake up and stop covering for him.
I know! What an embarrassment when Obama caused and continues to cause the “economic struggle!”
Grrr “struggle” is the verbiage of the Communists.
Yeah the struggle he has created.
Ain’t that the truth!
Jake the snake !
What, Obama disagrees with the FACT that he is violating the Constitution and using executive orders to make laws?! There is no ambiguity there. That is exactly what the President is doing. It is a shame that these journalist DO NOT take the time to study and educate themselves about what executive orders should be used for. So next Obama will use an executive order to give himself several more terms and I guess that will be ok too for those with a mindset like Jake Tapper.
BRAVO!!! And BO LIES!
The president started his SOTU speech with immigration being a mess. It is, because one of his first executive orders was not to enforce deportation.
They don’t get any better than Ted Cruz. Please run, Senator, America needs you.
The man is Mr. Calm, Cool, and Collected.
Yes, the man is many many miles of Presidential material with a heart of a true faithful servant. Cruz is spiritually deep.
Most times I hear him talk about his duty to this country, makes me fall in love with America over and over and over, again. God Bless Cruz, God Bless us all , and America
Hey Brother! Long time no see! Hope all is well.
If God can bless us thru this turban time, I pray too it’s with a President Cruz!
Amen badbadlibs Sister. A President Cruz for myself will truely a Blessing overflow to us all even to the world ( our foreign relations & affairs )
Exercising Cruz Control?
This is a sharp guy folks. I believe behind the closed doors of the democrat strategists meetings gearing up for the November election and beyond they would have to view Cruz as their biggest threat ! The more I hear him the more convinced I am he can take this thing all the way home. He can parry the dem double talk with the best of them.
Whether he runs or not, Cruz will set the agenda to point the difference between what America was meant to be, and what 0b0 has transformed it into, and how a dem successor would continue down that road of destruction.
The establishment would NEVER allow Cruz to be our candidate.
Not in a million years.
This is true. I’d be surprised if Rand Paul was even “allowed”in.
Jake doesn’t understand. It’s not the quantity of executive orders that is the problem, it is the “quality”.
“I know President Obama disagrees with how you’re assessing many of those things…”
You just can’t pull your head out of Obama’s a$$, can you Jake? No matter how clearly it’s spelled out for you, you really feel at home in there, don’t you?
Well, truly…he is not the worst I have seen. He is, actually, one of the few I choose to watch. And all he did there was state the obvious…BO would disagree. The problem is that he even felt compelled to bring it up. I think it’s a genetic defect….
It’s funny, so to speak, Obama has violated so many laws that one needs a writtern list. They always forget the first biggie. Cancelling the Gulf oil leases, a misdeed that caused the court to issue a contempt citation – and I think that’s a first.
That came before the Fast and Furious debacle started?
Mr. Cruz is absolutely correct on everything he said, but I can’t help but think of how much this media person must be rubbing his but after his trip to the proverbial wood shed.
Ted Cruz is a PATRIOT and actually cares about Americans and America. Unlike Boehner and McConnell. We need to dump them both! OHIO FireTheSpeaker.com vote for GurrForCongress.com . In KENTUCKY you all need to Ditch Mitch McConnell and vote for LIBERTY –> MattBevin.com
CRUZ to VICTORY 2016!!
Ted Cruz needs to speak up regarding fax he received from Walid Shoebat
incriminating Obama and Clintons over MB in Egypt and Benghazi. He also
faxed 15 Congressmen including Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) who has
mysteriously dropped the ball on this investigation. If Mr. Cruz is truly a Patriot he should have no issues running with the facts here. That goes for any Congressmen Repube or Demonic-rat. Otherwise this country has been sold out to the Islamists.
Glad he did it on CNN…..Obama can now blame them for his failures! I refused to watch this nation’s president threaten the people with his pen. Most people are now seeing him in his true light (Oh i know there are the Chris Matthews around who tingle every time he speaks) but the real American people are waking up. Go ahead Mr. Cruz and let Obama have it ! He has done more harm to this nation that all of the past presidents combined!!
I know where I’d like to stick his pen.
They know that if they want their ratings to go up they need guys like Cruz on their shows.
You may have a point because now I see Pelosi, Schumer , and Obama going on FOX for interviews. When they are on the mute botton on my remote works fine.
And thats exactly why the Rep/Con should only be interviewed live, and do so with the caveat that there won’t be any editing of a stance they take or criticism of the king.
I love the way the lap dance media argues the point FOR the White House. There are no questions, only declarations defending it. Notice how this boot licker is trying to express the White House’s point of view, not to articulate a question but to cheer on a team mate.
Bunch of scum bag propagandists, nothing more.
Not since Reagan has anyone been able to put the MSM in their place like CRUZ does. GO CRUZ GO.
They hate to interview him but can’t resist, they all want to be the one that makes him stumble. They can’t refute him, they try and he points out they are wrong and so they move the story line forward for another try.
CNN: But, umm, other presidents have had more executive orders! (yeah – that’s it – that’ll stump him!)
Cruz: SLAP! But that’s not the measurement, drone. Here are 3 concrete examples……
Look at this nonsense from the N.Y.Times:
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
President Obama is being forced to govern by executive order.
do you believe this “FORCED” ?????????
by aliens from outer space ???
where is the Rest Of The Story ???
Never mind Obama – what is with the Media ?
Victimization is the core of the liberal left. It is endemic to the users – power brokers, ie politicians, union bosses, etc- and their marks – the hoi polloi. It is their power button! And it is the most insidiously powerful weapon to wield, IMHO, in that, once embraced , it is self-sustaining, and thus, impossible to walk back. Frankly, I don’t know how our country will survive the lawless, soulless exploitation of victimization that is now at once the mother’s milk of our current government while it chokes the life out of our people.
Add to that a president, who is so against BULLYING, gets to bully the entire congress on the world stage yearly. He also did it to the Supreme Court with some success regarding Obamacare. People who escaped communism must be wondering why the escaped to America at this point.
Salient last point.
good points but, ‘some success regarding 0care” is being too kind. It worked completely. As far as the people escaping to America, They haven’t explained to succeeding generations within their own families exactly what they fled from. ie. the Jew vote consistently comes up Dem and the black vote, while acknowledging they didn’t ‘escape’, is rock solid dem.. Both contingents have a history that a normal person would think opens their eyes.
you ain’t lyin – I was too kind. I think O got to Roberts, Petraeus, and Boehner. NSA and blackmail comes to mind. O learned if from the Clinton’s and in Chicago.
It’s amazing that the left is too stupid to understand that Obama is breaking our laws that’s why he has to force his plans onto the American people with executive order. Those that help Obama are breaking the law as well…
The left isn’t too stupid…they just agree with lawlessness. They have a genetic lack of respect for the law unless it furthers their world view. There is no such thing as respect for the law for its sake. These people are the embodiment of subjective self interest cloaked in “compassion”…
The media loves a constitution trashing community organizer as long as he’s THEIR constitution trashing community organizer…
theres a surprise here? They blamed Cruz for the gov’t. shutdown when all it would have taken was a delay in the implementation of destroying our country, aka 0care. Which by the way would have done 0 more good than harm on hindsight
These butt munchers haven’t come up for breath since 2008
Ted..I believe Lawlessness means Obama has committed Crimes!
I think the King “O” needs a drug test,
This should be the official RNC rebuttal. He highlighted the problems and gave answers to them. The answer to Executive Order scoreboard was beautiful.
And Jake Tapper, thanks for letting TC answer in full, and if it was broadcast in full thanks to cnn for the bone. Maybe the RNC should target Tapper as the go to interview rather than being short circuited by the likes of shieffer, christflopulous and the other drones.
fantastic, gaining traction.
…Senator Ted Cruz for President of the United States of America if not President , the next Attorney General of the United States Justice Department .”
Senator Cruz is going to make an outstanding president. His intelligence, character, and principles are exactly what our country needs.