Ted Cruz on Fighting and Winning Against the Washington Cartel – Taking a Principled Stand

Ted Cruz on Fighting and Winning Against the Washington Cartel – Taking a Principled Stand

Ted Cruz is unquestionably the brightest and most gifted candidate running out there. He also has a spine of steel, character and the courage of his convictions. I had heard some time ago that Brit Hume at a cocktail party in DC, disparaged Cruz. He hates him. You only hate someone like that if they threaten you, your pocket book, your way of life, your power… Hume claims that Ted Cruz has not won one fight. Cruz has been the only one up there fighting consistently from the beginning. He doesn’t have outright wins because none of the clowns in the Senate will do the right thing. The things they were elected to do and sent there to accomplish. Ted Cruz stands alone in calling for things such as the end of Obamacare, the protection of Israel, the defunding of Planned Parenthood, the scuttling of the deal with Iran and the fight against illegal immigration. In all of it, he uses the Constitution as his basis and his strength, along with his faith. If that’s not winning, I don’t know what is.

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From Rush Limbaugh:

RUSH: Brit Hume tweeted — I’m paraphrasing — “Ted Cruz going on and on about all these fights that he’s led. Well, that isn’t any big deal. How about the fights that you’ve won? The answer to that is none.” A Fox News commentator watching the debate Wednesday night and that’s what he noted.

So last night on Fox Special Report with Bret Baier, Ted Cruz was invited to appear.  Ted Cruz showed up because Ted Cruz goes everywhere.  Ted Cruz is not afraid to answer tough questions no matter who poses them.  You have to hear this, folks.  If you missed this show last night, you have to hear these sound bites. Bret Baier says, “You definitely have led fights against Obamacare, against immigration, against the EPA, but Obamacare is still around, immigration’s still exactly the same.”  In other words, he picked up Brit Hume’s tweet and he’s basically saying, “Yeah, you’ve led a lot of fights. You haven’t won any of them. So what do you say about that?”

CRUZ:  Must be very clear on immigration.  I led the fight against Obama’s amnesty, against the Gang of Eight bill which was championed by Barack Obama, by Chuck Schumer and Marco Rubio. And I led the fight standing side by side with Jeff Sessions, and we defeated it in Congress.  Amnesty did not pass.  So you want to talk about fights —

BAIER:  So a block is a legislative win.

CRUZ:  Blocking something that is bad, that is harmful, is good.

RUSH:  So blocking, you’re counting that as a win?  We all did, I mean, we have the minority, we don’t have the majority, and we stopped the Gang of Eight bill.  Ted Cruz led the fight against establishment.  We would be living under amnesty right now if Cruz had not succeeded.  But they said, “Well, that’s not a win.  I mean, you’re calling blocking legislation a win?”  Cruz said, “Blocking something that’s bad, that is harmful, is good.”  And he continued.

CRUZ:  Following the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the Democrats came out with a massive raft of new gun control proposals.  I led the opposition against it.  I remember Chuck Schumer being on Sunday shows saying they were in the sweet spot, nothing could stop this.  We defeated every one of those proposals on the floor of the Senate, defending the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

RUSH:  And he had another example, Israel.

CRUZ:  I’ll give you another example of standing and leading a fight and winning.  If you’ll recall, when Israel was facing rocket fire from Hamas and the Obama administration canceled all flights to Israel, and I publicly called them out and said, “Did the Obama administration just launch an economic boycott on Israel?”  They haven’t done this for Pakistan, for Yemen, even much of Ukraine, and this was just months after a passenger airliner had been shot down with a Russian Buk missile.  Why did they put discriminatory efforts on Israel, within hours the State Department’s being asked is this an economic boycott on Israel, the heat and light and pressure became so great that they lifted the flight ban within 36 hours.

RUSH:  So you haven’t won anything.  You’ve led a bunch of fights but you haven’t won anything, and he’s able to recite, rat-tat-tat without a single stutter, without forgetting where he was and what he was saying three different occasions where he has stopped the left in its tracks, which is what Republicans were elected to do in 2011 and 2012, although they didn’t win, and 2014.  This is what they were elected to do was to go there and stop.  Before you can reverse direction you have to stop the direction you’re headed in, and Cruz has mounted the efforts.

But I think it’s noteworthy that an effort was made to cast aspersions on his efforts, when he’s the only guy in the Senate, or one of the very few who is attempting to stop any of this agenda of the Democrat Party.  There’s one more bite.  Bret Baier said, “You know what?  The big thing about you that they all say is that you’re divisive, Senator Cruz.  You’re just divisive and this is not the way things get done.”  The question actually was: “A lot of people look at you, Senator, as a bit divisive when it comes to working with the other side.”  This is Fox News.  Please do not bombard them, folks, do not tell ’em I told you, whatever you do, it’s not necessary.  I’m just making some observations here. I don’t need my own crap sandwich with these people.  It is what it is here.  I’m just stunned that you can’t work with the other side, establishment on parade here?

Anyway, Cruz had a great, great answer to this, and that’s what I want to get to.  “A lot of people look at you, Senator, as a bit divisive when it comes to working with the other side, and we see that in social media.  We see it in people who characterize you up on Capitol Hill.”

CRUZ:  If you’re going to stand against Washington, Washington will fight back.  If you stand up against the Washington cartel, you get attacked by Democrats, you get attacked by the media, you get attacked by Republicans.  So anyone who says I’m never divisive, that means they’ve never stood against Washington.  That’s how you are not divisive, is you don’t actually take principled stands on anything.  People look back at Reagan with rose-colored glasses now and remember sunny optimism.  In 1976 Reagan primaried Gerald Ford.  You want to tick off Republican leadership in Washington, come within an inch of beating the incumbent Republican president in a primary.  Washington politicians loathed Reagan.

RUSH:  Exactly right, but the point — I need to restate this, because it’s just simple common sense.  Senator Cruz, they say you’re divisive.  “Yeah, well, a whole lot of people disagree with what’s going on here, and I’m standing up against it.  The only way not to be divisive would be to sacrifice everything I believe in agree with this stuff.  Is that what we’re here to do?”  This is exactly what everybody thinks is wrong with compromise and working with the other side.  That’s the definition of not being divisive.  Getting along.

Fighting the Washington Cartel is not for the weak kneed or the faint of heart. Cruz isn’t divisive, unless you call doing the right thing, divisive. These corruptocrats loathe Cruz every bit as much as they hated Reagan. That’s a good thing. That means that Cruz is worthy of digging us out of Obama’s mess and has an excellent chance of saving our Republic. We don’t need more compromise… more reaching across the Marxist aisle. We need someone who believes strongly in conservatism and the Constitution. Someone who will put the country before their own interests and fight like hell for the American people. That man is Ted Cruz and he should be president.

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Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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