Ted Cruz is a far cry from the majority of what the GOPe is trying to foist upon us for 2016. He has the requisite stones to put up a SERIOUS challenge to whatever scumbag the democrats are going to anoint.

He tells it like it is in this article from


Video: Conservative Firebrand Ted Cruz Blasts Fellow Republicans at CPAC

“Show me when you fought!”

Michael van der Galien

‘Nuff said.



February 26, 2015 – 12:12 pm

After receiving a hero’s welcome at CPAC today, Senator Ted Cruz proved to the assembled conservatives that he is at least as passionate as they are. In his speech, the senator from Texas lashed out at Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Washington D.C., his own party included:

Washington wants power over the Internet, the people want freedom online! And don’t believe President Obama when he promises that if you like your Internet, you can keep it.

He went on to lambast Obama for failing to call ISIS what they are: a radical islamist organization. Oh, and about those Christian Egyptians? They weren’t slaughtered because they happened to be Egyptian citizens, Mr. President, they were killed because they were Christians.

And Hillary Clinton? She “embodies the corruption of Washington.” That’s that. Goodbye, Hillary — good luck trying to convince the American people that you didn’t cover up what happened in Benghazi.

Tellingly, Cruz used the opportunity to explain what he believes has to be done to put America back on track.

“We need to take the power out of Washington and bring it back to the American people,” Cruz said. And then he went after his fellow Republicans. “Every single person here,” Cruz said, pretends to be ultra conservative now, but how did they actually vote in the past? “When have you stood and fought? If a candidate says they oppose a nuclear Iran, fantastic! When have you actually fought?” Cruz continued:

If a candidate says they oppose the debt ceiling and the debt that’s crushing our kids and grandkids, we should ask show me where you’ve stood up to stop it. If a candidate says they support the First Amendment or free speech or liberty, if a candidate says they support the Second Amendment—the right to keep and bear arms—we should say show me where you’ve stood up and fought to protect them.”

And then came the death blow: the question isn’t whether there are any Republican candidates for president who have stood up to Democrats, but “when have you stood up to Republicans?”

To finish it off, Cruz quoted his father, the well-known Christian preacher who escaped from Cuba and built a new life for himself in America:

I saw freedom taken away once, and I’ll die before I let it happen again.

The response from the audience, conservatives on Facebook (“he’s killing it!”) and on Twitter, clearly showed Cruz hit a nerve — well, more than one, actually. He received a roaring standing ovation and was immediately approached by everyone in the room.

All of this proves once again that conservatives are hungry for a Republican candidate who takes the fight to Democrats and his (or her!) own leadership.


Here’s the video! Enjoy!


Is there ANY doubt Sen. Cruz could be the dynamic force we need to “right our ship of state” after the CARNAGE of the Obama years ?

So far, it is between him, Scott Walker, Allen West, and Ben Carson, as front runners for me. Ones who won’t even get my scorn would be Christie, Bush, Trump, and Rubio.

Besides, if WE can get Cruz through the primaries, just THINK of how BADLY that would piss the GOPe off. For THAT reason alone, it is worth it.


CLYDE. GREAT to see a republican with some STONES.


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9 Responses to Now THIS Is Who We NEED

  1. Kathy says:

    Ted Cruz can sure fire up a crowd, and everything points to him running, although all the potential candidates are taking their time in announcing their candidacy. It’s like no one wants to go first.

  2. Hardnox says:

    I echo your commentary Clyde. I really like Cruz. He understands what makes America great.

  3. BrianR says:

    Agreed, Clyde. I’ve been touting Cruz for at least a couple of years, now. He is EXACTLY the guy we need in 2016, and I put Jindal right up there with him.

    What we DON’T need is another Bush or Christie, or people like THEM. Just Establishment PSP hacks.

  4. captbogus2 says:

    “Besides, if WE can get Cruz through the primaries, just THINK of how BADLY that would piss the GOPe off.”

    Yeah. It would probably piss them off enough to withhold GOP funds for Cruz’s campaign just as they have done more than once to conservatives running for Senate and House seats.

    Face it. The GOPe does not give one hoot in hell over who wins the Oval Office. They only care about protecting their place at the big table in the front dining hall.

  5. CW says:

    I’m a fan of Cruz, not the least because he understands that republicans are their own worst enemy. BTW if conservatives want to be taken seriously and open more people’s minds then they need to get Sean Hannity out of there. This is a time to move away from knee-jerk conservatism to thinking conservatism.

  6. vonmesser says:

    I like Cruz, but think he’d do better as Veep. Still looking at Walker as my favorite based on what he has actually done in Wisconsin..

    • captbogus2 says:

      I think you’re right. After 8 years behind a Reaganesque Walker he’d be primed for the Oval and, unlike Busj XLI would carry his own weight for a second term.

  7. Grouchy says:

    FIVE THUMBS UP for the post itself, and for your commentary.
    Personally, I’d add in Jindal and Perry, as well,,, but they’re needing a vetting, as well. Still, they’d be better than what we have, and “daddy jeb” is flat out of the running, along with “Chripy Kreme”

  8. Russ R says:

    I totally agree with vonmesser. I’ve admired Cruz for a while now but Walker has PROVEN Conservative success. Also, I hate to say it but politics is politics and Walker has proven that he can survive BRUTAL elections.