FULL INTERVIEW: Ted Cruz on with Jay Leno

Ted Cruz was on with Jay Leno last night and you can watch the full interview below:



NOTE: What’s been going around this morning isn’t the full interview. It’s missing 3 to 4 minutes. This is the full interview as indicated above.

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Pyrran
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Pyrran

Leno does everything the left wants-push-gays, guns, government shutdown and of course never let the man complete a sentence without interruption.
Leno should stick to his little car collection and leave politics to patriots.

Ed Goldner
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Ed Goldner

Follow the money. Cruz was pounding the phone lines for $ for his war chest to fight the “good” fight the entire time he was in the spotlight. He knew he couldn’t stop the law. He is one smart opportunist. Did he lose? Huge war chest and titular head of the national “tea party.” Not bad. Except for his constituents in Texas. His fellow Senators know what he did to them. He will find it hard for any of his ideas to get support. Real Losers? Texans, American people.

RonPaulKicksAss
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RonPaulKicksAss

I guess no one understands that ObamaCare is actually a bailout of the insurance industry?

Conservative_Utopia
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Conservative_Utopia

Prove it.

Honest Voter
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Honest Voter

Ted Cruz isn’t a patriot. He’s a self-serving partisan. How are you a deficit hawk when you waste 22 milliion on a government shutdown to ‘prove a point’? How do you care about ‘The American People’ when you shutdown 800,000 jobs for a doomed mission? He wanted attention. That’s ALL. As polls showed, ‘THE AMERICAN PEOPLE’ were against the shutdown, by a HUGE margin. He went ahead anyway. People like him don’t love ‘The American People’, he just loves ‘The American’s like him’ so he can win elections.

RonPaulKicksAss
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RonPaulKicksAss

I want the government to shut down forever! The US government created and funds Al Qaeda. They didn’t stop funding Al Qaeda during the “shutdown.”
I am sure the founders would be proud of our new motto: Life, Liberty, and “Affordable healthcare, which cost three times as much with a higher deductible, and if you don’t purchase it you will be fined.” Ahhhh…freedom.

LTCJWKS
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LTCJWKS

The BS that went around was $24Billion not Million. However, the first October numbers indicate that the GDP for the month was a tick above the current trend line. So, for economic growth shut down as much of the government as we can for as long as possible.

Midnight Ride
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Midnight Ride

Those are lies your repeating.

1. How is shutting down the government “wasting” 22 million? If that much of our economy depends on the government it only serves to prove how bloated our government is.

2. It wasn’t 800k, it was 400k. The rest were furloughed by Obama’s choice. And all of them 800 or 400 received back pay including overtime and holiday pay just as they have after every shutdown.

3. Ted Cruz did not shutdown the government, as a matter of fact that is impossible for one Senator to do that. The government shutdown began after a spending bill passed by the House as Constitutionally prescribed was rejected by the Senate and then the Senate did not offer any compromise in order to pass a bill.

MJS
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MJS

And the douche bag Obama and his ilk are for OBAMA. Don’t worry he’s going to prison one way or the other.

Pyrran
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Pyrran

Honest voter, that’s a laugh.

Sallyjohanna
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Sallyjohanna

Jay Leno acted like a Socialist Progressive….that got his marching orders from whoever the SOCIALIST MEDIA…get them from?? Cruz did well under the circumstances!

Honest Voter
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Honest Voter

‘Socialist Progressive’? Why, because he asked common-sense, legitimate questions?

Sallyjohanna
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Sallyjohanna

Leno asked coached baited gotcha questions….not honest questions…they fit the narrative the Socialist Progressives want to “steer” you to.

There is nothing further from COMMON SENSE than what the Progressives are forcing our nation into!!! Common sense in America is on its last breath….thanks to the Socialist Progressives and Obama.

Honest Voter
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Honest Voter

Which question was steering exactly? ‘why you shutdown the government thus hurting your cause’? or… Do you think Reagan would be in the Tea party today’? or ‘aren’t you a staunch, dug-in politician exactly like the people you say are the problem in Washington’? Please. Enlighten me, which of these questions was unfair or at all illegitimate?

Sallyjohanna
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Sallyjohanna

Trying to blame the Government shutdown on Cruz….over and over. When the truth is Obama and the Senate shut down the Government….I m not going to sit here and dissect the whole 12 mins for you!

Pyrran
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Pyrran

yeah, because the big issue in this country is gays and gun control, right? Not jobs, not the economy, not healthcare, not foreign policy.

Darrell
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Darrell

All the years I’ve watched Leno, I’ve never seen such slanted, hardball questions. Bizarre. He tosses creampuff questions to Obama, but then grills the shit out of Ted Cruz? Beyond bizarre.

Dissident Aggressor
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Dissident Aggressor

REALLY crappy performance by Ted. He’s too stiff and his answers, though accurate, were NOT aggressive enough for the truths that they represent. WEAK TED. If this is all you got, move aside. I mean I WANT MORE FIRE! GET PISSED OFF! But in a nice, conservative and calm-ish way. Use that big brain to REFINE your answers and stay HARD at the same time.

WashingtonAdams
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WashingtonAdams

I’m a HUGE Ted Cruz fan! Voted for the man, support this truly fantastic statesman. Now comes the ‘but’…why when libs bring up such asinine arguments, as the traitorous John Roberts’ decision, why don’t conservatives throw it right back at ’em? Dred Scott, for instance? Or Plessy v. Ferguson? Or hell, Roe v. Wade, for that matter?! People are smart enough to get it! And it’s a much more poignant & emphatic argument than ‘jobs & the economy’ when half of America seems fine with the welfare state. Come on, conservatives! One liners & skirting the issues (like your average establishment Republican) aren’t gonna get the job done anymore against these radical egalitarians & other assorted Marxists. Besides the action he’s shown us, a guy like Cruz is perfectly capable of articulating this & handling the lib media…so DO IT EVERY TIME!

Honest Voter
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Honest Voter

Marxist? Apparently you have no idea what that means if you think a sizable amount of the electorate is that. Most of the country is moderate. If you are so far right that you see moderates as extreme liberals, you are the extremist. But I digress.

Just how do you compare providing a ‘good’ reform issue that most of the electorate wanted like healthcare to something as polarizing as Dred Scott or Roe V. Wade? You can draw fairly clear lines when it comes to those two, but healthcare? The only reason the healthcare law’s dissenters don’t like it is because it was initiated by Barack Obama and the Republican Party has made it clear from day 1 of his presidency that they would heckle and try to block anything he attempted to get done.

zachx97
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zachx97

You’re truly a liberal talking points dolt. A law that was passed purely along party lines. I liberal state that voted a Republican in solely to defeat Obamacare… and you say it is not polarizing? Where does your “Most of the country is moderate” data come from. You obviously have no convictions to speak of, if you will vilify the reason conservatives and republicans opposed the law because he was Barack (read black) and made it clear from day one they wanted him to fail. That’s because we have ideals and values that we stand for and believe in and hold fast to. We could see from (way before) day 1 what his true colors were – what the quality and character of his being are. Go troll on a website where they don’t care if you make blatently foolish talking point statements. You’re ignorance is too easy to see… Read more »

wutru
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wutru

This was a rather bad interview from Leno. He was pounding Cruz with tough questions, which was kind of odd for his show. Cruz didn’t handle himself well either. He looked very nervous and on the defensive, as if he was caught off guard and agitated. Overall, a bad showing for both of them.

AtlEsquire1973
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AtlEsquire1973

Leno makes me ill. When he interviews Ovomit he asks about basketball and Meshell and light hearted drivel- with Cruz he had his friends at MSNBC write all the questions. Double standard? (Yes, If you couldn’t tell).

notebene
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notebene

Gee….Leno didn’t interview Odumbo as pointedly as he did Cruz! Perhaps if the LSM had, we wouldn’t be in this mess! Way to go Cruz!

RosiesSeeingRed
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RosiesSeeingRed

I lost count of the number of times Jay Leno cut off Ted’s answer as he was about to make his point. Grrrr. There were a couple of times the audience erupted into loud applause — one when Ted said he thinks Obamacare is the biggest job killer today and the other when he said he’s FOR healthcare reform and believes the power should be with the patient — not the government coming between the patient and the doctor. If people really feel that way, why do they continue to vote for the opposite?!?!? It’s all very frustrating.

Dana King
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Dana King

Really, Jay? What kind of questions were those? More like accusations. I used to like you a lot but it sounds like you got a bunch of talking points from cnbc or some leftist blog.

I get really irritated when tv personalities speak as if they’re an expert on the US Constitution. Jay, please stick to cars or do yourself a favor and actually read the constitution. If you knew anything about the US Constitution you’d know that it grants SPECIFIC limited powers to the federal government and nowhere in those powers is there anything that says they can control or regulate guns, or healthcare, despite what SCOTUS says. SCOTUS does NOT have the power to GRANT extra powers to the executive branch, and that’s what they did with the ruling on obamacare. It is unconstitutional, period.

This crap gives me a migraine. Too many stupid people, LOL.

trytothink
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trytothink

Note that Leno had numbers and Democrat talking points prepared to ask specific opposition type questions.

LibertyLinda
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LibertyLinda

This is why I wish Ted Cruz declines going on these stupid shows. He can reach people in other ways. Hollywood is NOT the way.

sno_warrior
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sno_warrior

Sen. Cruz did very well. And Leno was a great platform to explain his ideas to millions Whether they agree or not, whether they like it or not, he spoke truth and even hollywood has to be educated sometime. He received a good response from the audience, so they are not all dead-heads.

Tuffenough1952
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Tuffenough1952

I admit proudly that Sen. Cruz is a Texan — and I voted for him – I am so proud — he is doing exactly what he told us he would do if elected, can anyone state say that about their representatives ?

crosshr
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crosshr

Lucky you. Well, more as an enormous blessings for you, can someone take Pelosi please and set CA free smile

Joe Oglesby
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Joe Oglesby

Was this an interview, or attack.
Good Grief Jay, what happened to your manners?

crosshr
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crosshr

more of a belittling from establishment rinos of Cruz. glad Cruz is unshakable.
Cruz is made of quality Leadership material that’s very lacking in Washington from potus to both sides of the filthy pond.

FulghumInk
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FulghumInk

“Ted Cruz is one of the most intelligent students I have ever taught.”
-Alan Dershowitz

JoeTulsa
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JoeTulsa

At least with gridlock, fewer new laws and regulations get passed, which means the boot of the federal government on our necks is not as heavy.

JoeTulsa
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JoeTulsa

I want more gridlock!

JoeTulsa
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JoeTulsa

The media loves the government, don’t they.
Gee, let’s not shut it down, ever! Gosh, the 23 times it’s been shut down in the past 20 years, that was just awful. Not!
I say, when the bastards are making more laws and regulations, we’re less free.
Shut ’em down every chance we get.
Every day, we are a little less free, because of the government tightening its grip on the people.

Samantha H
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Samantha H

You are the son of TWO immigrants, Mr. Cruz…you yourself are one actually.

doorsxp
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doorsxp

He is his own son? Are you a drop-out?

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

It’s rare these days to read anything here that makes one chuckle. Thanks for breaking the cycle! smile

Samantha H
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Samantha H

yup. because it entirely impossible for 2 immigrants to have a son in another country and then immigrate to a new one. Such a drop out.

notebene
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notebene

Gee…didn’t see you questioning Odumbo’s Kenyan born father, or his Indonesian adoptive father! Nope..no questions there!

Samantha H
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Samantha H

because we know each other?

faxxmaxx
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faxxmaxx

I stand with Cruz too, but to be honest, I’ve heard the same comments over and over. True, I pay attention and most are hearing it for the first time, but in order to keep conservatives, Cruz needs to say Obamacare is hurting the middle class, not single moms and Hispanics. Those people will still be on Medicaid. The middle class Americans who paid for the insurance they wanted are the ones being hurt. He needs to stop pandering to blacks & Hispanics and show the average Joe, he’s looking after him. That’s his base. Stop shoving democrat values down our throats. We don’t buy it from democrats and we soon won’t buy it from Cruz.

Vorlath -
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Vorlath -

Democrat values? WTF?

faxxmaxx
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faxxmaxx

Yes, democrat values. As in republicans can’t win unless they stand for democrat values. Like the war on woman. Single mothers and poor Hispanics get free healthcare. Part time workers get subsidies. But the middle class working individuals & families are paying up to six times more now with deductables up to six thousand dollars. What average person can afford that? Don’t you think if he mentioned that fact people would start paying attention? Don’t you think a democrat voter watching Leno would relate to news like that? Don’t forget, democrats don’t know what we know. They only watch MSM. Most people are against amnesty so when Cruz mentions the suffering of Hispanics losing their jobs to part time is of little concern, but when it effects you, you pay attention.

LibertyLinda
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LibertyLinda

And again, another reason we got rid of TV. I thought Leno was one of the good guys – I guess living in LA has warped his brain. Ted Cruz is the always cool, collected, awesome Conservative. I stand with Cruz.

Grumpa37
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Grumpa37

Good comment, Mr Griffin. We need a 24 carat conservative, *not* Christie! We also need to turn in ballots from our precincts *after* the dim dumb Dems turn in theirs. It’s clear as can be that they look at our results and stuff their boxes to give them just a nice little margin of victory. Another necessary change: all early ballots, absentee ballots, and provisional ballots must be honored *right after* each and every one has been verified on the voters’ registry. (Blue states with large cities won’t allow this, but doing it in all red states will at least lessen the cheating.) And of course, if *ballots* turn out to be entirely ineffective in crushing corruption, we can try something else. I’ve asked before how many of us might risk a taxpayer revolt.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

One way to help is for conservative election judges to change their affiliation to Democrat so there is a higher likelihood of an equal balance overseeing the ballot boxes. I know Dems are doing this to push Republicans out of the election judge seats.

Grumpa37
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Grumpa37

Great idea! “Cheat” to get in and make the election as honest as possible. I for one will try it. Thank you!

LibertyLinda
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LibertyLinda

A tax payer revolt is my *DREAM come true*

Grumpa37
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Grumpa37

A *DREAM* if enough voters buy in, but a nightmare if it’s only thee, me, and my nine year old, hundred pound puppy, Duke. Let’s see.

Darrell Griffin
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Darrell Griffin

“Establishment” Presidential strategy:
Dole: Loss
McCain: Loss
Romney: Loss
Bush Sr. 2nd term: Loss
Christie: ????

“Conservative” Presidential Strategy:
Reagan: Win
Reagan: Win
Bush Sr. 1st term: Win
Bush Jr. : Win
Bush Jr. : Win
Ted Cruz:?????

It ain’t rocket science.

So for you “establishment” types who think Christie is the answer, you are 0-4 since 1980. We’re 5-0. So if anyone needs to shut up and listen, it isn’t conservatives.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

Sure wish you would replace Reince, then GOP might have a chance.

WashingtonAdams
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WashingtonAdams

While I agree with the sentiment, I’ve got a slight issue with the math. Call me a ‘purist’ or whatnot, but the ‘compassionate conservatism’ of Bush Jr. proved not to be Principled Conservatism at all (it also ushered in Obama’s Democratic Statism). As for Bush Sr., he road the coattail of the quintessential 20th century conservative President (and I thought it was common knowledge that Reagan chose Bush Sr. to coalesce the party). That math still puts the ‘establishment’ strategy in the majority loss category (and Christie will certainly compound that loss), but just felt the need to clarify the record. No offense meant, Darrell. Just as liberty compared to tyranny, conservatism has been the exception…and I do believe Cruz would further that exception.

Darrell Griffin
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Darrell Griffin

I get your point. I wasn’t discussing the overall view of how they governed, but the campaign strategy itself. We agree on Bush Sr. and that’s why I split his W/L. He rode a conservative’s coat tails. He lost his bid for a 2nd term after having governed as a moderate, and then ran for re-election as a moderate and lost to what was perceived as a “joke” of a candidate in Clinton. People take issue with Bush Jr.’s conservatism, with good reason. The point is that the electoral strategy was not one of “moderation” and the strategic playbook of the “establishment”. He didn’t run as a squishy moderate. He offered a clear distinction between himself and Gore, then Lurch. That choice wasn’t purist conservatism, but it was closer to conservative ideology than it was “establishment”. In terms of over all electoral STRATEGY, and strategy alone, the math is exactly… Read more »

PolyWisdom
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PolyWisdom

…….democrats are gonna roll out all the liberal Hollywood fakes, with the final roll-out being the grande dame of lesbian feminism – Hillary Rodham Clinton. They’ll throw fake mud labels around at their opponents to get something that politically “sticks”…..are you ready for their game? ?

phil
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phil

“obamacare is the biggest job killer in the country” and the lib audience are applauding ???

Coming Apart
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Coming Apart

Thank you RS for having this up for us to view!

clubgitmo
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clubgitmo

The liberalism of leno comes out on this entire interview. Cruz is cool as cool can be.

trytothink
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trytothink

Yep. Although I welcome the chance for Cruz to look good by answering challenging questions, Leno’s knee-jerk liberal point-of-view was annoying.

Where I do think that Cruz fell short was in not saying, “Wait, Jay, who shut down the Federal government?” We need to take more time to challenge the premises of liberal lines of questioning rather than playing along.

Galatiansch2vs20
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Galatiansch2vs20

While Cruz dealt with Leno’s questions with ease, I was sorry to hear he is leaving the issue of the redefining of a certain kind of sexual immorality as farce marriage to the states rather than standing for a united recognition in this country of only actual marriage. We are these divided states and those who stand on the side of immorality are working toward their goal of forced recognition of their farce marriages down the throats of every state.

trytothink
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trytothink

This is actually the kind of Conservatism that is toughest to defend. We say, the Federal government should leave adults alone and stay out of their lives. It should focus on its limited Constitutional duties of protecting borders, regulating interstate commerce, negotiating international treaties, etc. but then some turn around and say, “Oh yeah, and we want the Federal government to manage the interpersonal relationship of marriage.”

At that point you’ve thrown away your principled Constitutional argument for liberty and pushed for a new kind of tyranny.

Vorlath -
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Vorlath -

Who says we want the Federal government to manage marriage? The Church managed it for a long time and the only reason government manages it is because they’re managing other things related to people’s records.

Galatiansch2vs20
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Galatiansch2vs20

And to force people to recognize something which isn’t remotely close to marriage is to infringe on religious liberty. Marriage is an institution created by God. The infringement on religious liberty is why the federal government, I believe, in addition to they ought to fear God, should be defending the rights of people to only recognize what is marriage as marriage.

trytothink
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trytothink

Marriage should be between you and your church, backed up by a contract if you like. The moment you start asking the government who you can marry, when you can marry, what benefits do I get when I marry… you open it up to control by the government. Being the most personal relationship a couple can have it seems silly to want the Federal government involved in any way.

From a strategic point of view, what do Conservatives get by fighting over some government definition of marriage? What is the real life end result that benefits us? I’d say almost zero. It’s not a party plank, it’s a party noose that hurts us every election cycle for no real benefit.

57thunderbird
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57thunderbird

The government has no business being involved in marriage,period!

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

Agreed. There should be a legal civil union for all and marriage, with no bearing on inheritance, tax status etc, a purely religious ceremony.

Galatiansch2vs20
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Galatiansch2vs20

Unfortunately, I don’t think that genie is going to be put back in the bottle.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

A flat tax would go a long way to help.

Galatiansch2vs20
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Galatiansch2vs20

How do you figure?

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

With a flat tax there is no differentiation between single and married, each individual is taxed. The feds got involved in one the recent cases because of “discrimination” in income tax filing. People should have a will to deal with inheritance, medical decision-making, etc.

Galatiansch2vs20
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Galatiansch2vs20

What about who you are willing to rent your home to? What about a wedding catering business being required by government to cater to homosexual ‘weddings’ if they want to stay in business? What about a Christian owner of a secular company if they are forced to provide medical coverage for the ‘spouse’?

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

We would have to repeal the federal “discrimination” laws including the new homo one they are shoving through (even though discrimination based on sexual preference is already a law). States will have to make the decision. I agree, I don’t like it either and believe property owners and business owners have the right to refuse service. We need to push our 1st Amendment right in their faces constantly. Frankly I want to shove them into a mosque and dare them to push Muslims into “marrying them”.

Galatiansch2vs20
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Galatiansch2vs20

Sounds like a steep uphill battle and there’s still the issue of the united states and people moving.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

You move from state to state today you do not bring along the prior state’s laws. Again, the underlying issue is the way income taxes are filed. There was a disconnect with DOMA because it conflicted with states. That is no longer an issue and if I were arguing the case would argue the Plaintiffs have no standing and there is no longer a conflict.

Galatiansch2vs20
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Galatiansch2vs20

How about the disconnect of Obama refusing to defend DOMA? A marriage certificate travels with you though. Homosexual activists will do anything to push their agenda.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

Atheists also push their agenda and both of those groups believe Christians do. It’s time to push back. It’s time to go to homo businesses and force them to make cakes for heterosexual weddings and then sue them if the frosting is crooked. There are more of us than them and time to stop taking it on the chin.

Galatiansch2vs20
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Galatiansch2vs20

That would be against my conscience to go into a homosexual wedding catering business. Yuck, do you know what I mean?

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

Mine too. Not saying we have to do it but I’m sure there are conservatives willing to push right back to restore our liberty, our rights and respect for families and traditional marriage.

Galatiansch2vs20
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Galatiansch2vs20

:0) Glad your conscience is not in that kind of seared state!

Not sure there are any conservatives that would push back that way though. I hope there would be a better way!

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

I think people have been pushed too far and will begin to do so.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

By pushing it back to the states it takes it out of the federal courts. This way when homosexuals sue because of our votes we have the 10th Amendment authority.

Galatiansch2vs20
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Galatiansch2vs20

I think we all know the homosexual activists won’t let it rest with the states. For example, it seems like the voice of the people of California didn’t matter when we passed a CA constitutional amendment defining marriage.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

I know but if we separate states from the federal gov’t except for what is called for in Constitution we have a better chance. Marriage also needs to be a separate religious ceremony with a civil union as the determination for inheritance and tax return filing (although a flat tax would eliminate that, everyone pays the same)

Galatiansch2vs20
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Galatiansch2vs20

There is already a lawsuit by a couple of homosexuals here in Tennessee, where there is a constitutional amendment on the books. I think it might be (didn’t listen much) they are wanting their ‘marriage’ performed in another state to be recognized. Even if that’s not the case, that could easily happen.

I don’t see how there is a better chance leaving it with the states when we are united as a country and when the homosexuals are already trying to drive their agenda at the federal level.

Watchman74
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Watchman74

I agree, it is the state governments that are pushing it through regardless of the will of the people as in Prop 8. Most of the time they don’t even put it to a vote because when they do the majority vote against it. Government should just stay out of marriage altogether.

Galatiansch2vs20
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Galatiansch2vs20

I would hope we could pass a U.S. consitutional amendment, protecting the religious liberty of people to recognize only marriage as marriage and not a certain type of sexual sin as marriage. As it is, the homosexuals have opened the pandora’s box for bigomy, etc..

Samantha H
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Samantha H

so you bring up religion..should the bride now be traded for cattle?

Galatiansch2vs20
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Galatiansch2vs20

I was speaking of freedom of religion, upheld in our Constitution. I was speaking of recognizing marriage the way the Author and Inventor of marriage, God Himself defined it- between one man and one woman. Anything else is sexual immorality and that should not be something any government should force anyone to recognize as anything else.

trytothink
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trytothink

We’ll never ever pass a Constitutional amendment for marriage. Besides just “sanctity of marriage” type campaign lines, what do we get out of fighting for Federal control of the concept of marriage? We’ve already lost all the legal rights specific to heterosexual marriage.

So now we’re just fighting over the name. Why?

Galatiansch2vs20
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Galatiansch2vs20

The concept and institution of marriage (not just the name) was thought up by its Creator, God. God is being rebelled against by any, including those in government, who would redefine sexual immorality of any kind as ‘marriage’ and this country ought to think long and hard about the wrath of God as they consider Sodom and Gomorrah’s fate.
It is an infringement on people’s religious liberty when they are forced to recognize sexual immorality of any variety as ‘marriage’.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

You have to remove any federal power except the Constitution. I haven’t read their case so I don’t know the details. The CA case is very disturbing but again, didn’t pull the briefs to understand the underlying arguments.

If I were writing the brief on the Conservative side, I would argue not just freedom of religion but also the Constitutional amendments regarding voting and that someone’s sexual preference does not trump Constitutional rights.

With the TN case, if that is upheld for the homos then it might lead to nullification of all states laws because you could pick and choose which law you want for any state and insist on its enforcement (ie gun control, boys in girls’ bathrooms)

Galatiansch2vs20
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Galatiansch2vs20

What happened in the CA case was that Arnold S. and gang and then Jerry Brown and gang refused to defend the constitutional amendment the people passed and the Supreme Court didn’t recognize the right of the backers who got the thing on the ballot as having a legal right to argue the case.

I would hope in TN, with the Republicans dominating in the state government, they would defend our law and the U.S. Supreme court would rule the right way, but I don’t know with this Supreme court.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

I remember they wouldn’t defend it but I don’t recall the underlying specifics, read way too many cases since that overview.

Galatiansch2vs20
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Galatiansch2vs20

Well, Arnold came out in favor of homosexuals marrying.
And you can assume Jerry, the leftist, wouldn’t ask his attorney general to defend the law either.

americalsgt
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americalsgt

gonna guess that Cruz, unlike Obama, didn’t write the questions he would be asked…. and a happy Veteran’s Day weekend all. Don’t forget to buy a poppy.

colliemum
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colliemum

I always get one.

Here’s a very brief video of what happened – as always on Remembrance Sunday – in London:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/10438963/Queen-lays-wreath-at-Cenotaph-for-Remembrance-Sunday.html

The Queen is the first, always, to lay the wreath at the Cenotaph.
She is 86 now, and Prince Phillip is 92, not that one would notice …

Chris Cologne
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Chris Cologne

“In 2003, he argued that Texas was free to back out of a legal settlement
in which it had vowed to improve health care services for poor
children…The next year, Mr. Cruz persuaded the court not to release Michael Haley,
who had been sentenced to 14 years in prison for stealing a calculator
from a Walmart, even though the maximum was two years under state law.
Although Mr. Cruz conceded that prosecutors had erred, he argued that
freeing Mr. Haley would set a precedent that could undermine the
convictions of others who were unquestionably guilty.” NYT I must say he sounds like a great guy. Just the man we need to look after the interest of the poor and to help keep our population out of prison.
Who needs a government when you have people like Ted Cruz?

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

Right, it’s so much better having a dictator like obammy.
Why don’t you go digging around (it won’t be hard) to find the illegal things obammy did long before, during and since he crawled into the WH?
The prison population needs to grow larger, the first one in the orange jump suit needs to be obammy, followed by holder, Jarrett and the rest of his Marxist, law breaking gestapo.

twmon9816
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twmon9816

I’d prefer the gallows for those scumbags.

Galatiansch2vs20
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Galatiansch2vs20

Don’t know where your source of your quote is, Chris, but they weren’t accurate. Mr. Haley’s sentence was for 16, not 14 years under a three strikes habitual offender law, which Mr. Haley didn’t point out at time of trial was not the case- he had two crimes on his record. According to the LA Times, ‘R. Ted Cruz, the Texas state solicitor, said he appealed to attack the ruling that gave inmates a new opportunity to challenge their past convictions. “Our concern was that the court of appeals created a potentially broad exception to the procedural rules. It might have opened the door to many other criminal defendants bringing claims they had never raised at trial,” Cruz said.’ They also stated in the LA Times: ‘The high court reversed the orders that had freed Michael Haley, and it sent his case back to Texas for other judges to consider… Read more »

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

Thank you for taking the time to set the record straight and inform the chris whatevers of this world of what facts look like! You are awesome!

Galatiansch2vs20
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Galatiansch2vs20

You are kind.

Vorlath -
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Vorlath -

Chris just got his ass handed to him.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

Team effort, I just handed the other cheek.

trytothink
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trytothink

As another poster points out, your facts are woefully deficient — but the troubling thing to me is that you must have a hate-on for Cruz. Why else would you give so much credence to a NYT attack article that criticizes Ted Cruz for doing his job as a prosecutor.

Prosecutors do their best to argue the case of the state in front of a judge, judges, or juries who actually decide on the matters being argued. To do otherwise would be an ethical breach on the part of Cruz.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

“Just the man we need to look after the interest of the poor and to help keep our population out of prison.”

It is not the gov’ts or the taxpayers responsibility to care for the poor. It is their own responsibility and the responsibility of their family members. Our churches and nonprofit organizations do more to help the “poor” out of poverty while the gov’t supressed them into a lifetime of poverty for their votes.

As for “keep our population out of prison” it’s long past time we address criminals and sentence them accordingly. Let’s start with the death penalty for murder, rape and child molestation. And let’s have prompt trial and appeal not 40 years to flip the switch.

Why don’t you search Google and read the Heller decision, one of the best cases ever argued before the SCOTUS.

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

What a lousy introduction by leno.
Why does the left hate this man so much?

trytothink
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trytothink

Because he is effective and threatens their hold on power.

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

No doubt.

YankeeTexan
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YankeeTexan

I just ❤ LOVE my Texas senator! ❤ Conservatism is hip and sexy again❤ ;-D

57thunderbird
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57thunderbird

Jay is a fool.Roberts reworded the bill from fees to taxes,so he could proclaim it constitutional.Roberts is no conservative,rather a progressive.Supreme court justices can be impeached can they not?Hey Jay!Prohibition was once the law too.Should it be reinstated?

trytothink
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trytothink

That was probably the weakest of Leno’s questions and straight out of Obama’s numerous attack speeches. So what if the Supreme court upheld one particular challenge to the law? What’s that got to do with the law’s usefulness, desirability, or workability?

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

If you get a chance, find someone with a Kindle and buy Mike Lee’s book on how John Roberts got the ObamaCare decision wrong. The SCOTUS actually re-wrote the law, in two different places and said we “assume” this is what Congress meant to do or would want to do. WRONG. It’s a great and quick read.

Prohibition was the law, slavery was the law, segregation was the law and ALL were found constitutional by SCOTUS. To your point, should they all be reinstated since they are ALL government control over the person? (pointing that question to Leno of course)

57thunderbird
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57thunderbird

Ted Cruz always remains under control,keeps his composure and it drives the left wing hacks nuts because they can’t ruffle his feathers.You gotta love it.

JJHLH
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JJHLH

Yes, Ted always retains a pleasant demeanor, even when he is being insulted. He also remains on message. That discipline will serve him very well. Senator Cruz has my vote.

Cruz 2016!

$29528627
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$29528627

I love Ted Cruz!!!!!

JohnG911
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JohnG911

From the very start, Leno attacked Senator Cruz using far left talking points. Leno said “I’ve been reading a lot about you lately and they describe you as aggressive, arrogant and abrasive.” That was an accusation posed as a question and its obvious Leno’s “they” is some far left-wing blogger like the Daily Kos or the Democratic Underground. Leno certainly didn’t like it when the audience agreed with Senator Cruz either.

Leno is just another Hollywood liberal and Obama sycophant. Given Leno’s hostility towards Senator Cruz, I think the Senator handled himself exceptionally well and I would love to see him go toe-to-toe with Obama or Hilary Clinton. Could you image Obama’s reaction if he went on Leno’s show and Leno’s first words were “they say you are abrasive, arrogant, egotistical, a communist, and a liar Mr. President.”

Mark
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Mark

I doubt any other guest of Leno’s would get treated like that. Not even a “Hi, how are ya, how’s the family”. Just dig right in. What a jerk.

BearNJ
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BearNJ

Its life as a conservative. The Liberal media always attacks conservatives and demonizes them. Look at Goldwater, Reagan, Gingrich (As speaker), Palin and now Cruz. Some of these attacks stick but I think Cruz is like Reagan. Watch the video of him clean Dick Durbin’s clock after being on his feet with no sleep for 20 hours. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atA7687VY7M To parahrase the profound BA Baracus I pity the fool who has to debate Cruz. The man is a debate champion and super smart. I’ve posted before that right now Cruz is the Left’s, the establishment GOP’s, and the low information voters bogeyman. While demonized during the shutdown he can look people in the eye and say that I fought both parties who wanted to impose this disastrous law on you. That will resonate after the low information voter is smacked in the face with the reality of Obamacare. It will be… Read more »

Rosalie
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Rosalie

I wonder if Cruz was given a heads up on how the interview was going to be conducted? Maybe he knew it and approved it. It really doesn’t matter though because Cruz does well no matter what. In the end, Leno did him and our side a favor.

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

Imagine if Leno smacked down obammy’s father? His grey head would still be rolling.
Leno is a coward.

BS61
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BS61

thanks for posting – I forgot to do

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

Jay believes that “gun show loophope” BS. You can’t buy a gun at a show without filling out a 4473 unless it’s from a private individual and you cannot buy a handgun in another state, period. I had heard he was getting replaced because of his conservatism. Sounds pretty liberal to me.

JJHLH
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JJHLH

The gun show loophole doesn’t exist. Watch Ted in this Senate hearing as he discusses it. He is masterful, and ended up winning the argument despite polls that originally said 90% of Americans favored gun control. He changed those polls with his facts and convictions.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi6gZU01yF8

BMinPA
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BMinPA

It does and it doesn’t. Here in PA you can buy long guns without a background check. It doesn’t have to be done at a gun show but it certainly could. So technically there is a gun show loophole. Now let’s come up with an explanation (and there are some) without looking like a fool on national TV.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

Can you buy an AR-15 that way or just a .22 or 30/30 or shotgun?

BMinPA
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BMinPA

First, it is private sales we are talking about. It does not include internet or out of state sales either. We don’t have a special classification for the AR-15. If it is a “long gun” then it can be transferred between individuals without a background check. There are always nuances like if you suspect something then you should refrain from the sale. Now, personally I would never buy or sell guns without the involvement of an FFL.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

Gun shows can include people crossing the state line to purchase, that is why I inquired on the PA “long gun” policy. Some states require FFL if you reside in another state even to buy a “long gun”.

BMinPA
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BMinPA
Steven Simmons
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Steven Simmons

He takes far tougher questions than our softball batter and chief.

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