A few weeks ago I was chatting with someone who thought I would be supporting Marco Rubio for President. You know, because Marco is the Florida guy. (Yeah, seriously.) I was somewhat offended the person would assume that of me but I got over it quickly as I am considered a right-winger by centrists so was pleased when that person was somewhat surprised to learn I am a #CruzCrew member, a big time Ted Cruz fan.
As the discussion moves along the person brings up what I hear from the Lamestream Media (LSM): Ted Cruz cannot win because he cannot relate to the average person, he is Ivy League educated.
In my head I am thinking “What the heck is this person talking about? How did the person think Ted got elected as Texas Senator when the RINO machine tried to kill his campaign? Obviously the person has never listened to Ted Cruz speak, is oblivious to the role of the grassroots getting him elected or something else is going on here. So I ask: What makes you think that?
Well, without disclosing the why of that person’s thoughts I now present the evidence on how completely wrong my friend and the LSM are by this quote from The New Yorker article THE ABSOLUTIST by Jeffrey Toobin:
Cruz is conservative in appearance as well as ideology. He dresses like an I.B.M. salesman circa 1975, in boxy blue suits, white shirts, and red ties. His black hair is just long enough to be slicked back. When he speaks to an audience, he usually offers a half smile that suggests an unspoken bond with his listeners. He paces the stage, like a motivational speaker, and he extemporizes but doesn’t ramble. It’s easy to follow his speeches, because he sticks to an outline, in keeping with his training as a college debater.
“Easy to follow his speeches.” Yes indeed, absolutely easy to follow Ted when he speaks. The average person need not be a Harvard graduate to understand Ted’s words. He speaks plainly using the Socratic Method when he speaks to people. That is why Progressives fear him.
Add to that the fact Ted Cruz does not say one thing and do something else is evidenced by Michelle Malkin. He usually explains what IS is and then does what he says he is doing or will do and often suggests what we, The People, need to do to effect change. Therefore it is clear what Ted Cruz believes in and it is totally clear when WE, to support what he believes needs be done, need to exercise our power to #MakeDCListen. (He started that hashtag by the way and it is on the Cruz 2016 bumper I have on my vehicle. Let me know if you want one and I will let you know where you can get one.)
When someone tells me something negative or repeats LSM phrases regarding “Ted said (fill in the blank)”, I just go read or watch what Ted Cruz said for myself. I am smart enough to understand what Ted said because TED CRUZ: HE SPEAKS MY LANGUAGE.
Another example: Fox News Online with SPECIAL REPORT: BRET BAIER featuring Ted Cruz shows Ted discussing and answering questions that anyone can understand! Well, except the panel members who seem to sew seeds of doubt once he leaves the set. Seriously watch and listen to the segment and then decide if Cruz, as a statesman, takes the time to educate and persuade THE PEOPLE to rise up with personal power to take on Congress and #MakeDCListen.
Madison Rising‘s song HERO reminds me why Ted Cruz is a great communicator. He speaks the language of principle and values. Truly, Ted “speaks for the people and what we have to say.” And again, that is why the Progressives fear him.
Ted Cruz is consistent in reminding us that we can stand together to achieve greatness again. He consistently reminds us that we must, as the Jeremy Hoop song says so well, RISE UP! Ted truly believes in the American People, the greatness that lies within each of us to step up and step out of our comfort zones to take back the culture, to collectively reignite that flame of hope and hard work that made America great!
That is why I find it fascinating that Alan Dershowitz, along with saying Ted is one of “the sharpest students” he ever had, is quoted saying:
So there you have it. Thanks to Ted Cruz we are finally having real debates with principled ideas to challenge the Progressive lies. Ted Cruz is The New Great Communicator. Ted Cruz is a man of deep principle. And so are we, The People. Ted speaks for us and with us and to us. He appeals to our principles and encourages us to act on those principles. He and we are working in the same direction. We are united in purpose and thanks to Ted Cruz’s leadership we are working toward REIGNITING THE PROMISE OF AMERICA.
Ted Cruz for President of the United States of America. He is deeply principled.
I am not one of those brilliant political science people that can spurt out facts, figures, history or dates. My mind does not work that way. But what I am great at doing is listening to and recognizing honorable men and women who are honest enough to engage in debate that is designed to induce critical thinking to make a point.
One of the articles that I find helpful every political cycle is by Gary C. Lawrence titled POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS AND YOU. I liked it so much that years ago I found his number and called him to ask if I could share his article with others. He said yes. He was kind enough to discuss with me that the only thing he would add to the article at that time was in the last paragraph. He believes that one should pray about one’s choice after going through the self-eduation process.
As I go through Mr. Lawrence’s checklist to critically think through current campaign rhetoric I find that Ted Cruz meets my standard for what I want a Presidential Candidate to be. That is why I appreciate Ted Cruz and why Ted speaks my language. I get him. He methodically takes me through a thought process to persuade me about why he believes something is right and why he thinks the way he does. I know his history in consistent and persistent action to back up that in which he claims to believe.
- Conservative Review Scorecard – Conservative Review
- Heritage Action Scorecard – Heritage Action
- FrontPage Mag
- Washington Examiner
- The Daily Signal
- The Federalist
P.S. Here are a few of my favorite stories so far!
- National Review – Ted Cruz’s Not-So-Secret weapon: His Wife
- NEWSMAX – Ted Cruz Is An ‘Intelligent’, ‘Principled’ Debater
- GlennBeck.com – Rand Paul vs. Ted Cruz: Who is the better 2016 candidate?
==>> DUBAI PORTS REDUX: ARAB TAKEOVER OF PORT CANAVERAL
The Dubai Ports World controversy of 2006 is making a comeback, only this time the Arab principal has actually gained control of the container contract for a major U.S. port. …read more
And this is disturbing news:
==>> Port Authority Responds To Request For Information On Potential Rail Extension Route …read more
- How much is this potential going to cost Taxpayers?
- How will imminent domain be used for this potential extension route?
- How much money has been spent and is there a money trail for pre-and-post extension costs?
- Where is the money coming from and who is it going to?
- And since there are alleged CLINTON money ties to this Port Canaveral project, isn’t that enough to warrant an investigation of the Port Commission decision making process?
Ask Congressman Bill Posey and Senator Bill Nelson where they stand on the Arab Takeover of Port Canaveral. Then ask the Brevard County Commissioners to take back Port Canaveral Authority before unrealistic tax burdens are heaped upon residents in Brevard County.
- Port Security and Foreign Owned Infrastructure ~ Statement of Dr. James J. Carafano
- Port Security and Port Sales: An Action Plan for Congress by James. J. Carafano, Ph.D.
- Port Security: Four Examples of What Not To Do by James J. Carafano, Ph.D.
- Port Security: The Administration Misses an Opportunity by James J. Carafano, Ph.D.
- Port Security: Prioritizing Technology and Funding by Brett Ramsey, Daily Signal
Here is the Heritage Action link to Key Votes by Bill Posey.
So my question is: Did he read the entire Boehner-Pelosi $500 BILLION debt deal Bill?
LEARN MORE HERE: http://www.heritageactionscorecard.com/votes/vote/h144-2015
Last week I came across a few people who are frustrated with national politics and state politics. They all want to do something but like most normal, hardworking Americans, they are extremely busy people. To get involved with politics on a national or state level it takes a lot of time away from family, work, religious and secular responsibilities. And still they press forward trying to make a difference.
Most of you know I am a novice political scrapper myself. I just try to fight my way out of my paper bag every day. I read, I search, and I try to learn what I can to make the best decisions on what I feel is my part in preserving freedom for this great nation. And I have opinions. Lots of opinions. Many I keep in my other paper bag until I can figure out if my opinions are good or bad, needing to be reformed until they are based in facts, as best as I can find them, decipher them, and then put them in some sort of consequential order for my brain to assimilate.
So here is what I know:
- There are some people who wanted to have businesses in Rockledge, Florida. They don’t have them here because of what appears to be OVER-regulation by the city.
- There are a vast number parents in Brevard who are outraged at the Common Core agenda and High Stakes Testing happening in Brevard Public Schools thanks to Steve Crisafulli’s support of the Jeb Bush agenda: No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
- There seems to be a genuine concern about how Commissioner Chuck Nelson is positioning himself for his next job on Merritt Island and how it relates to the power he holds as a County Commissioner.
- There are lots of TAXATION without representation questions regarding the “railway” push that is happening over in Port Canaveral that Brevard County taxpayers may want to learn more about before getting drowned at sea.
- There numerous problems with the RINO’s vs Conservatives in Washington D.C.
- And last but not least, the Man-Child in the Whitehouse with all of his minions who seem to want to destroy the U.S. Constitution by usurping power that does not belong to them.
I also know that if you want to stop the abuse in Washington, it starts by taking back local politics. So that makes me want to take time to write about what local conservatives are standing as sentinels over and is of concern to them. After all, they are in the trenches just trying to live productive lives for themselves and their families.
The above list is where I will start. One day at a time.
I have been pretty rough on my Congressman Bill Posey because I too often feel that he does not stand out as a leader among conservatives. He has aligned himself with Boehner too many times for my liking AND he is not prone to support legislation designed to pull back the reins on government before he “has a chance to read the bill.”
Sometimes I feel like I never get a straight answer from his office. They say one thing that sounds good, but then it sounds like there is a walk-back before the discussion is over. That is extrememly disheartening if a clear answer is not given.
I must say that I was beyond happy that Bill Posey voted against Boehner as Speaker of the House. That is one of the most gutsy votes I have seen him take. I am extremely thrilled that he stood up for change in Washington D.C.’s status quo because as noted in a previous post, I am no longer a fan of John Boehner.
So THANKS BILL! Thanks for standing up for change, for risking your position in D.C. by opposing John Boehner. Please know that I have your back and I will stand up for you if Boehner uses thuggary retaliation as retribution for your courageous vote.
I also thank the other four comprising the #FloridaFive of the #24Stood4Us. YOUR courage to work for the 60% who want Boehner ousted is duly noted and will not be forgotten!
- CURT CLAWSON
- RICHARD NUGENT
- BILL POSEY
- DANIEL WEBSTER
- TED YOHO
From THE DAILY SIGNAL