Ted Cruz: We can win the Senate in 2014

Ted Cruz says it’s not going to be easy, but he believes it’s possible for Republicans to win the Senate in 2014:

David Brody: This is going to be an interesting balance for you because you are a TEA Party, Constitutionally conservative guy, and yet, you’re also now the Vice Chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee so you have potential competing interests here. How are you going to maneuver that minefield?

Sen. Ted Cruz: I think it’s very harmonious. In the next two years, I intend to focus, number one, on winning the battles, doing as much as we can to shrink the size of government, to shrink the debt, to get economic growth growing. Now, that may prove very challenging with a Democratic Senate and a Democratic president.

Number two, I intend to focus on winning the argument, making the case to the American people that freedom works. That if you want greater opportunity, government control of the economy is not the answer.

But number three, critical to that is in making the argument: winning elections.Margaret Thatcher famously said, “First you win the argument, then you win the election.”

In 2014, there will be Senate races all over the country that I think are critically important. I believe Republicans can win a majority of the Senate in 2014. It’s not going to be easy, but I think it’s possible. If we stand together, if we stand for principle, I think we can take a majority of the Senate, and I think, taking a majority of the Senate is an important step to being able to advance these principles, to being able to shrink the size and power of government, to shrink the debt and to get economic growth growing.

(via CBN)

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  • martha chandler

    Ted, from your mouth to God’s ears!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JungleCogs

    Not without Voter ID, period.

    • sDee

      Rubio and his Progressive cohorts, plan to give 12 million anti-American leftist entitlement voters ID’s, and legitimately put them on the rolls.

      When Senate elections are won or lost by thousands of votes, House elections sometimes by hundreds, and the Presidential by millions, this Amnesty Bill will be the end of limited government and the Constitutional Republic.

      They know it – we are fools.

      • Sandra123456

        Let’s make a mockery of all the hard work legal immigrants who are now citizens did to get to where they are, and instantly make legal 12 million lawbreakers.

        Let’s just throw up our hands and say we are powerless to do anything about these invaders. Let’s all go hide under our blankets and suck our thumbs.

        • NYGino

          That’s how liberals want us to feel. That’s what liberals want us to do. The reason is not, as they would have us believe, for humanitarian purposes, the reason is 12 million votes to keep them in power.

        • Jazzee

          how about me and you not obeying any laws??? if it’s good for the goose…………

        • havetoask

          I am a conservative but didn’t we really do that under Reagan in 86? Maybe a smaller number but how did we get these numbers?

      • PatrickHenrysBody

        The number of of illegals is closer to 20 million, possibly more. The 11 to 12 million number of border-crossing lawbreakers is an estimate that is not quite an accurate one. With the Democraps getting more of the entitlement and immigrant vote, the Democraps are ensuring they remain in power for generations…that is, if there is a Democrap party and a United States of America in the coming years.

    • I cannot understand why VoterID is not in all the states. It’s idiocy! But then, were’re talking about politicians.

      • PatrickHenrysBody

        It’s raaaaaaaaacist, that’s why it’s not in all the states. That’s what leftists tell me anyway. How is it racist? I don’t know. I guess it’s intimidating. It’s intimidating only to those who don’t want to be identified…like criminals, for instance.

      • Jazzee

        amen YOU have to show ID for everything even to see stupid jerkoff obama
        racist is such a ignorant argument………….God what has happened to this great country

    • Now that they’ve got computerized voting machines, it’s all too easy to rig the system. I barely heard a peep about people who said they had voted republican and the machine at the end said they were voting for Obama. And counties in key states that had well over 100% of ELIGIBLE-AGED VOTERS (not registered voters).

    • Jazzee

      and not without the GOP growing a few……………they so far have acted like wimpy children………….

  • sDee

    This philosophy at the minimum, is the only attitude that stands a chance to save the Republican Party.

    So let’s see how Cruz and Rand present the argument and vote, on Progressive Rubio’s Amnesty bill.

  • notsofastthere

    “I intend to focus on winning the argument, making the case to the American people that freedom works.”
    Have we really strayed that far from what America has always stood for? Candidates act as if freedom and capitalism is a new concept and we should try this new experiment.

    • sDee

      We have. The brainwashing of America is complete.

      • deTocqueville1

        Hopefully not yet!

      • aposematic

        Combine the brainwashing since WWI, election fraud now on steroids, and a complicit MSM/Press’ suppression of truth and propagation of lies does appear to be a fait accompli for the Leftists now ruling over our former Constitutional Republic. The first and only possible solution of any problem is to first know what the problem really is. Some of Cruz’ responses doesn’t bode well for that understanding…good luck Cruz in getting any truth thru the Leftists’ protectors of illusions based in a Century of lies and deceit.

  • sDee
    • deTocqueville1

      Don’t you love the sheer intellectual vibrancy of this man.

  • Secure the Border. Insist on national Photo ID to vote and then get back to me.

  • deTocqueville1

    I agree with Cruz. I do not think it is coincidence that the same message is going out from DeMint, Cruz, Palin, Paul and others and of course Levin who preaches this relentlessly day in and out. There is a great awakening and the witless Fraud in Chief has helped the cause with his attack on the second amendment.

  • Myptofvu

    It should be a shoe-in if look at the States that have seats up for election but there seems to be an all time high of distrust towards the GOP right now and if that carries into 2014 who knows what will happen. Mistrust is a very powerful force.

    I remember watching CNBC back in 2010 and they did a report about what other countries were doing to combat the economic downturn they were having brought on by the 2008 crash. I became enraged while watching because what was going through my head was that here were 3 countries that were actively doing something to try and improve thier situation while all we were doing in the US at the time was arguing over Obamacare.

    I don’t remember all the specifics but what did standout to me was Russia. Russia was lowering the Capital Gains tax on foreign investment to (get this) ZERO!. Not just a few points like was suggested here in the US but all the way down to ZERO.

    Now while I applauded them for taking action I also knew that their plan wouldn’t work. Now you have to realize that it should have worked because there is an immutable law in economics that says that “Capital will flow to where it is best rewarded” and just like the law of gravity you can’t fight it, oh you can try but you will fail.

    Once Russia announced the new tax rate there should have been a mass exodus of cash out of other countries and into Russia, but this did not prove true…why not?

    So something very powerful, more powerful than the law of Capital had to be in play to thwart their efforts and that was Mistrust. Companies have been burned too many times in the past by the Soviets and are much too gun shy to take a chance on them again.

    Anyway it still pisses me off that other countries were at least trying to improve their economies at a crucial time while we here at home were busy whackin our puds.

    • NYGino

      Nice post Myptofvu, lots of thought behind it. Mistrust; defines the current administration and it’s steady flow of lies, miss directions and opaqueness.

  • colliemum

    Kudos to Ted Cruz for not just quoting MArgaret thatcher, but for actually getting what she said and why.

    That means he knows something about the political and economic situation in the UK which led to her election.

    He’s definitely a heavy-weight – I hope D.C. doesn’t collar-and-leash him.

  • mikeinidaho

    Hope you are correct Cruz, but I suspect that with the news of another Republican cave on immigration via McCain and Gramnesty, we’re looking at the complete destruction of the now useless Republican Party! We the Peiople are on our own and have been for some time now. A pox on both Parties and all the scumbags in DC.

  • Sober_Thinking

    He’s spot on. Very encouraging.

    2014 is the next battlefield. We cannot afford another loss there because the battle in 2016 will be that much harder. If we want to hobble this arrogant, man/child monster in the WH… then we must win the Senate in 2014.

  • anneinarkansas

    We Can and We Must!!!

    We are doing our part here to get rid of Mark Pryor. I have written him several times expressing my (and that of others) opinion on the Second Amendment, the Debt, Overspending, Chuck Hagel and other matters.
    Over the weekend I received two “Boiler Plate” replies. Nothing but Spin, Spin,Spin.

    “Thank you for contacting my office. I will do what is right for Arkansas.” LOL, LOL,LOL!!!

  • Hacker5988

    Sorry with the GOP establishment leadership Boehner, Cantor and McConnell and the new relected head of the RNC not only will the Senate remain D BUT the House will also turn D. If we can replace some RINOS in the Senate with more like Ted Cruz in 2014 and get New conservative leadership as the minority in the House the Conservatives can win in 2016 both the House and Senate. Run another RINO again in 2016 for POTUS and welcome Hillary!!!!!! Sorry but true!

  • warpmine

    This is coming from people who cannot even muster enough strength to kick Boehner to the curb for a much needed change in leadership for the speaker. Wake me up when I’m allowed to turn the safety off, otherwise, I’m still stocking up.

  • His optimism in infectious.

    • PVG

      I concur!

  • goldenprez

    Poor Ted Cruz. Elected by the grassroots conservatives, and sent to D.C. to buck the GOP establishment.

    The man who said he was going to D.C. “not to join the club.” Now with a lovely, but quite powerless and ceremonial position within the GOP establishment. Last time I looked, that was The Club. His marginalization and neutering has already begun.

    He will help “transform” the GOP back to conservative principles. The same GOP that attempted to not only defeat him, but destroy him. They supported his opponent in the primary with millions of dollars, and then, when they had no choice in the general, grudgingly gave lip service to his run. But did not whole-heartedly help him get elected.

    They did everything but openly sabotage him.

    As long as Mr. Cruz is locked into the GOP establishment, he is handcuffed to an albatross that will do nothing but drag him down and ruin his credibility as a grassroots conservative. Even Jim DeMint figured out that staying glued to the GOP was a complete, and utter waste of time.

    These, above, cannot be interpreted, in any way, as “fighting words,” or in any way anti-establishment. Unless I am totally misreading his remarks, his transformation and sellout has already started rolling down the tracks.

    Ah, how quickly they forget. It only took a couple of weeks.

    Bye, bye, Ted Cruz grassroots constitutional conservative, it was nice to have known you when you were the Real McCoy, and not just another GOP politician, maneuvering for a spot as an establishment VP candidate, a la Marco Rubio.

    Two “house” conservatives ready, willing, and able to replace Paul Ryan on the next GOP Presidential ticket as second-banana to … Jeb Bush.

    Welcome to The Club.

    Throw them all out! The status quo must go!

    Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.

    Illegitimi non carborundum.

    Barracudas Maximus.

    • tsk tsk tsk.. Thank God General George Washington never had people like you in the American Revolutionary Army and civilian militias.

      The GOP establishment of Boehner, Cantor, McConnell, Bush’s, Rove and company is the cohort collusionary permanent political class elitist element that assists the anti-American liberal socialist marxist Obamacrat’s subversion in and of the Nation, whom have all corroborated, colluded, and conspired against the American People as a whole to maintain their grip on govt power- ie; Control of the tax payer money trough to whatever means necessary to achieve that end.

      “A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victim, and he wears their face and their garments and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. The traitor is the plague.”
      Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman Orator – 106-43 B.C.

      • Bravo!

        I see some here have confused cynicism with skepticism.

    • Your glass always half empty?

      I look at it as Ted Cruz got elected the way one should get elected and isn’t beholding to the GOP. How refreshing.

  • Nukeman60

    I’ve said this before, but it’s getting more and more evident.

    Obama won the ’08 election on Hope and Change and the color of his skin. Then in ’10, Conservatives had great advances in both the House and Senate. Once again, in ’12, Obama won the election (on what, nobody seems to know – the ecomony was in the tank, the Republican surge was on, and Democrats were dismayed).

    Now, we are hearing that the Republicans may be able to win the Senate in ’14. If that is true, then the argument for the ’12 election being fat with corruption and fraud is even more probable.

    We need to double our efforts to expose that fraud so that the American people who didn’t vote, who voted for Obama, and who got their votes stolen by Obama are fully aware of it and we ensure it never happens again, using both voter ID laws in every state and legislation to make secure the vote count process.

  • Cruz is right about having to win elections..


  • LibLoather

    Give ’em hell, Ted! Your fellow Texans know you’ll do us proud in D.C.!
    Sweep out the RINOs, please…