Its Official, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Is All In: Tweets He is Running for President in 2016 … “I’m Running for President and I Hope to Earn your Support!”
From The Weekly Standard, It’s official, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is running for president. He made the announcement shortly after midnight on Twitter. “I’m running for President and I hope to earn your support!” Sen. Cruz is expected to make an in person announcement later today on Monday at Liberty University in Virginia.
Ted Cruz is a good man and a real Conservative. What do I like the most about Ted Cruz, he is not afraid to call out establishment Republicans who have long lost what the Republican platform stands for. I remember another Conservative who the Washington, DC GOP elites did not care too much about, his name was Ronald Reagan. It is refreshing for a politician to call it like it is and not be overcome by political correctness.
A Time for Truth
“I believe in America and her people, and I believe we can stand up and restore our promise,”
Cruz said in the web video as images of farm fields, city skylines and American landmarks and symbols played in the background.
“It’s going to take a new generation of courageous conservatives to help make America great again, and I’m ready to stand with you to lead the fight.”
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, 44, is scheduled to speak Monday, March 22, at Liberty University’s weekly Convocation, according to university President Jerry Falwell. Cruz will be announcing his candidacy for president, an anonymous Cruz staffer told the Houston Chronicle.
“I got the call last week,” Falwell said of Cruz’s request to visit Liberty.
In announcing his bid, the 2016 hopeful, who placed third in this year’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, is skipping the longstanding traditional step of first forming an exploratory committee.
“Mr. Cruz will be effectively firing the starting gun on the Republican primary,” New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman wrote.
The announcement is fitting, as Cruz has joked, “I’m Cuban, Irish and Italian, and yet somehow I ended up Southern Baptist,” according to Dallas News.
“We’re honored that political candidates are now requesting to appear at Liberty,” Falwell said. “We never had that happen years ago — we had to invite them. I think it’s a testament to what Liberty students have accomplished and what they are accomplishing.”
Check out Ted Cruz’s bio … Ted Cruz for President
Secretay of State John Kerry Cheers Iranian Nuclear Talks As Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei Leads “Death to America” Cheers in Tehran
AND YOU WONDER WHY BARACK OBAMA IS SO PISSED AT ISRAEL PM NETANYAHU FOR COMING TO THE US AND SPEAKING THE TRUTH OF IRAN TO CONGRESS …
So why is it that we are supposed to trust Iran on any nuclear deal? No sooner was Secretary of State John Kerry singing the praises of the Iranian/US nuclear talks than along comes the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei calling for “death to America”. This is exactly the type of people we need to be trusting in any type of deal. This as the Barack Obama and John Kerry tell us to trust Iran and the Obama administration to make a deal. ARE YOU SERIOUS? Since when has Iran not been the #1 country in the world for state sponsored terrorism? They have their hands in so many proxy wars throughout the Middle East and now Obama wants to trust them. Good grief. Even Charlie Brown questions Lucy before he kicks the football. We all know how that ends don’t we.
What has Iran ever done since the 1970′s and the fall of the Shah of Iran to make us believe that they are an honest broker? Hell, for the fact, what has Barack Obama done to make us believe the same? So what is Obama spewing this time, “If you like your nuclear bombs, you can keep them?”
A note to Obama, the enemy or you enemy still wants to wipe out America.
Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei called for “Death to America” on Saturday, a day after President Barack Obama appealed to Iran to seize a “historic opportunity” for a nuclear deal and a better future, and as US Secretary of State John Kerry claimed substantial progress toward an accord.
Khamenei told a crowd in Tehran that Iran would not capitulate to Western demands. When the crowd started shouting, “Death to America,” the ayatollah responded: “Of course yes, death to America, because America is the original source of this pressure.
“They insist on putting pressure on our dear people’s economy,” he said, referring to economic sanctions aimed at halting Iran’s nuclear program. “What is their goal? Their goal is to put the people against the system,” he said. “The politics of America is to create insecurity,” he added, referring both to US pressure on Iran and elsewhere in the region.
Khamenei’s comments contrasted with those of Iranian President Hassan Rohani, who said “achieving a deal is possible” by the March 31 target date for a preliminary accord.
Kerry was more circumspect, as he spoke to reporters after six days of negotiations in the Swiss city of Lausanne. The talks, made “substantial progress,” he said, but “important gaps remain.
As the PJ Tatler opines, is Obama a fool or a knave? After witnessing six years of this divisive, hateful narcissist whose goal of transforming America for the worse has done such damage to the United States that will take years and decades to repair, I am going to opt on the side of a knave, a dishonest man. In the video below Barack Obama talks about this great opportunity we have with Iran and his hopes he has with the Republican of Iran. Obama called it the best opportunity in decades to pursue a different future between our countries. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! Where were you Obama when the people of Iran, the ones that you claims to talk to know, were rising up in the streets against the oppressive Mullahs? One would think that was the greatest opportunity when the people wanted a change. Instead Obama backed all the other Arab countries that looked for change in the Arab Spring.
Sorry President Obama, you have proved the the American people that you cannot be trusted. You are a liar and a dangerous one at that. You have made America worse, the last thing we need is for you to be making the entire world a worse place as well. Who in their right mind would want to make Iran the power broker of the Middle East?
DON’T CROSS BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA OR YOU WILL BE RETALIATED AGAINST … WHEN DEMOCRATS ATTACK THEIR OWN FOR NOT FOLLOWING IN LOCK STEP.
The Obama Department of Justice headed by Eric Holder is bringing criminal corruption charges against Democrat, New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez. The DOJ is alleging that Menendez used his Senate office to push the business interests of a Democratic donor and friend in exchange for gifts. Really, doesn’t Barack Obama do that every day with the Oval Office? How many crony and Obama campaign bundlers have been rewarded HERE, HERE and HERE? No quid pro quo here. How many were given so-called “green energy” government money to Obama donors? How about Obama using the office of the President of the United States in conjunction with the IRS to attack Conservatives. Where are those DOJ charges, hmm?
In response, Sen. Menendez told reporters Friday night he has “always conducted myself appropriately and in accordance with the law” and “I am not going anywhere.”
Sen. Robert Menendez Defends Himself Against Anticipated Federal Charges
The Justice Department is preparing to bring criminal corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, alleging he used his Senate office to push the business interests of a Democratic donor and friend in exchange for gifts.
People briefed on the case say Attorney General Eric Holder has signed off on prosecutors’ request to proceed with charges, CNN first reported. An announcement could come within weeks. Prosecutors are under pressure in part because of the statute of limitation on some of the allegations.
Menendez told reporters Friday night he has “always conducted myself appropriately and in accordance with the law.”
He added: “And I am not going anywhere.”
The government’s case centers on Menendez’s relationship with Salomon Melgen, a Florida ophthalmologist who the senator has called a friend and political supporter. Melgen and his family have been generous donors to the senator and various committees the senator is associated with.
I am no fan of Sen. Menedez and certainly do not support much of what he puts forth, but the question one might want to ask here, is why now? One does not have to look any further than Sen. Menedez being an outspoken critic of Obama and his policies on Cuba and Iran. Don’t cross Obama or this think skinned, vindictive president will go after you. His actions have made him Obama’s least favorite Democrat … vengeance is mine say the Obamamessiah.
Who can forget when Sen. Menedez said in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee back in January 2015, “the More I hear from the Obama administration and its quotes, the more it sounds like talking points that come straight out of Tehran.” Menedez had nothing good to say about how the Obama administration was handling negotiations with Iran. We all saw how Obama and his hacks treated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of his speech to a joint session of Congress and after. Why should we be surprised that Obama would put Democrat Robert Menedez on his enemies list.
The Gateway Pundit also reminds us of Robert Menedez’s recent comments where he blasted the Obama administration for the historic bad deal they reached with the Castro regime in Cuba. If you are a Democrat, you are not allowed to disagree with this president or you will be dealt with swiftly and severely. Its kind of ironic that the Obama administration would go after any kind of corruption when the Obama presidency has been nothing but corruption and scandals.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper contradicts John Kerry, Says 2014 Deadliest Year for Terror Ever Recorded
ARE YOU KIDDING ME, WHO FEELS SAFE FROM TERRORISM WITH THE JV IN THE WHITE HOUSE?
Less than 24 hours after Secretary of State John Kerry told a Foreign Affairs and State Department budget hearing that, “we are actually living in a period of less daily threat to Americans and to people in the world than normally— less deaths, less violent deaths today than through the last century,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper contradicted Kerry in a major way. It turns out according to Director Clapper that we are not safer than any time in the last century. As it turns out, 2014 was the deadliest year for terror, EVER!!!
“When the final accounting is done. 2014 will be the most lethal year in global terrorism in the 45 years such data has been compiled. About half of all attacks including fatalities in 2014 occurred in just three countries, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.”
Fox News Martha MacCallum could only muster the following in stunned bewilderment, “I guess John Kerry did not get that message.”
Secretary of State John Kerry: Despite ISIS, “We Are Actually Living In A Period Of Less Daily Threat To Americans”
OK AMERICA, WHO HONESTLY BELIEVES THE FOLLOWING WORDS FROM JOHN “FRAUD” KERRY …
UNREAL … Barack Obama’s Secretary of State said the following yesterday, “Our citizens, our world today is actually, despite ISIL, despite the visible killings that you see and how horrific they are”. The partisan hack politician went on to say, we have had “less deaths, less violent deaths today than through the last century.” HUH, GO FIGURE. So in 1915 we had more terrorist threats and deaths than in 2015? Who feels safer today than they did 6 or 7 years ago? That’s it America, don’t believe your lying eyes, believe John Kerry.
What page from Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules for Radicals’ does this come from … “If you lie to the people long enough, it because the truth. Especially with a complicit liberal propaganda media.
Maybe Kerry should have said, dating back to the time when President Jimmy Carter unleashed the radical Islam with the fall of the Shah of Iran in 1979?
SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY: And frankly – and last thing, this is counterintuitive but it’s true: Our citizens, our world today is actually, despite ISIL, despite the visible killings that you see and how horrific they are, we are actually living in a period of less daily threat to Americans and to people in the world than normally— less deaths, less violent deaths today than through the last century. And so even the concept of state war has changed in many people’s minds, and we’re seeing now more asymmetrical kinds of struggles.
YouGov Poll of Likely Democratic Voters: Elizabeth Warren Leads Hillary Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire
MAYBE HILLARY CLINTON IS NOT INVISIBLE AFTER ALL, POLLS SHOW IF UBER LIB ELIZABETH WARREN RUNS … ITS ANYONE’S TO WIN …
A funny thing happened on the way to the 2016 Hillary Clinton coronation, maybe Hillary is not as invisible as the political pundits think as populist Lefties do not support her. A YouGov poll of likely Democratic voters for MoveOn.org and Democracy for America showed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) ahead of Hillary Clinton in Iowa, 31 % to 24% and in New Hampshire, Warren leads Clinton, 30% to 27%. Don’t worry Hillary, there is nothing to be concerned with here, it is not as though Iowa and New Hampshire and two early and influential primary states. Oh wait, they are. Warren and her anti-business ideology is the darling of the far Left. Is Hillary Clinton too yesterday for the base of the Democrat party?
However, Elizabeth Warren has claimed in the past that she would not run. One has to wonder whether she can turn down this once in a life-time opportunity. Also, if she does change her mind and runs, and Hillary does as well, Hillary Clinton will be pulled so far Left in the Democrat primaries, there will be no coming back to the middle in the general election
Populist groups cheering “Run Warren Run,” today released 2016 election polls from Iowa and New Hampshire showing Sen. Elizabeth Warren ahead of dominant Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The YouGov poll of likely Democratic voters for MoveOn.org and Democracy for America also found that 79 percent want Warren and majorities support her anti-Wall Street positions.
Warren has said she doesn’t plan to challenge Clinton, though several others have indicated that they are looking at a bid, including Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
The groups cautioned that the poll mostly shows that voters are extremely open to her candidacy rather than her being a Clinton killer. They hope to use the poll to encourage Warren to change her position and get into the race.
Hey John Kerry, why the long face?
In a new survey, John Kerry was ranked the worst United States Secretary of State in the last 50 years. The results of the 2014 Ivory Tower survey ranked Henry Kissinger the most effective secretary of state with 32.2% of the vote. Yes, the same Henry Kissinger that Code Pink nut-jobs wanted to arrest for war crimes. He was followed by James Baker, Madeleine Albright, and Hillary Clinton, as judged by a survey of 1,615 international relations scholars. Although, I am a bit skeptical of Hillary Clinton being a better Sec. of State than Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell or George Schultz. Can anyone name one single accomplishment of Hillary Clinton? I didn’t think so.
The results of the 2014 Ivory Tower survey—a collaboration between Foreign Policy and the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) project at the College of William & Mary—provide an insider’s guide. Responses from 1,615 IR scholars drawn from 1,375 U.S. colleges and universities determined rankings for the leading Ph.D., terminal master’s, and undergraduate programs in IR. (The scholars were asked to list the top five institutions in each category.) The survey also quizzed respondents about recent historical events and future policy challenges: Just how plausible is a U.S. war with China, for example, and who was the most effective secretary of state over the past 50 years? (Hint: Neither Condoleezza Rice nor John Kerry.)
Senate Passes Bill Approving Keystone XL Pipeline … Obama Has Vowed to Veto the Bill that Would Provide Jobs to Thousands of Americans
SENATE PASSES BILL APPROVING THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE.
On Thursday, the US Senate voted 62-36 passing a bill approving the construction of the XL Keystone pipeline. The House of Representatives passed a similar bill on January 9, for the 10th time. However, since the Senate bill has been amended, the two chambers will have to agree on one version before the bill goes to the president. Barack Obama has already threatened to veto the bill. The bill passed the Senate it a bi-partisan vote; as Democrats like Bennet (D-CO), Carper (D-DE), Casey (D-PA), Donnelly (D-IN), Heitkamp (D-ND), Manchin (D-WV), Tester (D-MT), McCaskill (D-MO) and Warner (D-VA) all voted for the bill that would provide jobs for Americans.
The Senate voted Thursday to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, despite a long-standing veto threat from the White House.
After three weeks of debate on 41 amendments, the Senate voted 62-36 to pass a bill approving the north-south pipeline for Canadian oil that Republicans say will create thousands of U.S. jobs. The tally was short of the 67 votes the Senate would need to override a presidential veto.
Nine Democrats joined a unanimous Republican caucus to support the bill: Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado, Tom Carper of Delaware, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Jon Tester of Montana and Mark Warner of Virginia.
Thursday morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., urged his colleagues to pass the measure. “Constructing Keystone would pump billions into our economy. It would support thousands of good American jobs,” he said. “And as the president’s own State Department has indicated, it would do this with minimal environmental impact.”
McConnell said the conclusion of myriad studies is: “We need to build it.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Speaks at the Iowa Freedom Summit … “Reigniting the Miracle of America” … We Need to Bring Together a Coalition of Americans Who Want to Believe Again in the “Miracle of America”.
SEN. TED CRUZ SPEAKS AT THE IOWA FREEDOM SUMMIT IN DES MOINES, IOWA …
Senator Ted Cruz, one of the few red blooded, true conservatives in the Republican party, wowed them this week at the Iowa Freedom. Cruz spoke of reigniting the Miracle of America. He asked how do we bring back the Miracle of America? Cruz answered his question by stating the following:
“Number one, we champion jobs and economic growth and opportunity. We bring back an environment where small businesses are growing, are creating opportunity and we get the senseless obstacles from Washington out of the way. That means tax reform, regulatory reform, it means sending the ‘locust’ of the EPA back to Washington. [...] And the most important regulatory reform we can do is repeal every word of Obamacare. We need tax reform and the most important tax reform we can do is to abolish the IRS. We need a simple flat tax that is fair that every Americans can fill his or hers taxes on a post card. There are 110,000 employees at the IRS. We need to padlock that building and put everyone of those 110,00 on our Southern border. I say that somewhat tongue-in-cheek, think about that for a second imagine you travel 1000′s of miles through Central America, through the heat, you’re swimming across the Rio Grande and the first thing you see is ten thousand IRS agents, you would turn around and go home too.
The second key to reigniting the Miracle of America is we need to defend our Constitutional rights. Every single one of them, the 1st Amendment, the 2nd Amendment, the 4th, the 5th, the 10th Amendment. You know no liberty has been more under assault in recent years than religious liberty. Whether it is the Federal government going after Hobby Lobby, a Christian company, or going after the Little Sisters of the Poor. By the way, here is a real good rule of thumb, if you are litigating against nuns, as the Obama administration is, you probably have done something wrong. I am sorry to say one of the most graphic examples of the threat of religious liberty occurred in my home town of Houston. Where the city of Houston subpoenaed five pastors and demanded of those pastors that they hand over their sermons and hand over your sermon notes. [...] The heat and pressure was so great that the city folded under it and withdrew the subpoena.
Third, we need to restore Americans leadership in the world. Over the past six years we have seen the fruits of the Obama/Clinton foreign policy of receding from leadership in the word. Leading from behind does not work. Just a couple of weeks ago we were horrified at the terrorist attack in the streets of Paris. And then horrified again when 40 world leaders came in solidarity and yet missing from that rally graphically was the United States of America. You cannot fight and win a war on radical Islamic terrorism if you are unwilling to utter the words radical Islamic terrorism. [...] You know that Paris also illustrates that a big ocean doesn’t mean we are protected from radical Islamic terrorism. It is one of the reasons why I have joined Steve King and Chuck Grassley to introduce the ‘Expatriate Terrorist Act’ that says if an American citizen takes up arms with ISIS, he forfeits his or her citizenship.”
Must see Video …
This is a must watch VIDEO from probably the greatest Conservative and defender of the US Constitution of all elected politicians in Washington, DC today. He ended his speech by saying the following when it comes to the upcoming primary season, every person is going to tell you that they are the most Conservative person to ever walk. Cruz said, “talk is cheap” and the Word tells us, “that you shall know them by their fruit”.Cruz went on to say:
One of the most important roles of Americans and the people of Iowa will be to look each candidate in the eye and say, “don’t talk, show me”. Ted Crud went on to say, “if you say you support liberty, show me where you stood up and fought for it. If you say you support religious liberty, show me where you stood up and fought for it. If you say you oppose Obamacare show me where you stood up and fought against it. If you say you oppose the president’s Unconstitutional executive amnesty, show me where you stood up and fought. If you say you support life and marriage show me where you stood up and fought. If you say you’ll stand up to the Washington establishment, the career politicians of both parties, that have gotten us into this mess, show me where you have stood up and fought. If you say you oppose common core, show me where you have stood up and fought. And if you say you stand with our friend and ally the nation of Israel show me where you stood up and fought.
Together, we need to reassemble the Reagan coalition. We need to unify, we need to bring together conservative and evangelicals and libertarians and Republican women and Reagan Democrats and young people. We need to bring together a coalition of Americans who want to believe again in the “Miracle of America”.
Sen. Ted Cruz spoke of reigniting the “Miracle of America”.
- This country was built on an extraordinary miracle. The miracle of American began with a revolutionary idea, Our rights do not come from government, they come from God Almighty.
- This country was built on incredible opportunity … There has been no country in the history of the world that has allowed so many millions with nothing to come and seek the unlimited dreams of their potential.
- The miracle of American as been American exceptionalism. We are the clarion voice for freedom and we will back down to no face of tyranny.
Republican Response to the SOTU: Newly Elected Iowa Senator Joni Ernst … “President Obama Will Soon have a Decision to make [Keystone XL Pipleline]: Will he sign the Bill or Block Good American Jobs?
JONI ERNST … A STAR IS BORN.
Tonight, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) delivered the Republican response to Barack Obama’s SOTU. The freshman Senator nailed it. In a forum that is hardly a comfortable one or easy, she came across well versed, was up to the moment and never once reached for a glass of water. As Barack Obama touted questionable economic numbers and gave the appearance that we have turned the page on the economic tough times, Joni Ernst personalized the current situation that a majority of Americans feel, that Americans are hurting and are demanding answers, not the same old stale same old, same old.
We see our neighbors agonize over stagnant wages and lost jobs. We see the hurt caused by canceled healthcare plans and higher monthly insurance bills. We see too many moms and dads put their own dreams on hold while growing more fearful about the kind of future they’ll be able to leave to their children.
“Americans have been hurting, but when we demanded solutions, too often Washington responded with the same stale mindset that led to failed policies like Obamacare. It’s a mindset that gave us political talking points, not serious solutions.
“That’s why the new Republican majority you elected started by reforming Congress to make it function again. And now, we’re working hard to pass the kind of serious job-creation ideas you deserve.
“I’m Joni Ernst. As a mother, a soldier, and a newly elected senator from the great State of Iowa, I am proud to speak with you tonight.
“A few moments ago, we heard the President lay out his vision for the year to come. Even if we may not always agree, it’s important to hear different points of view in this great country. We appreciate the President sharing his.
“Tonight though, rather than respond to a speech, I’d like to talk about your priorities. I’d like to have a conversation about the new Republican Congress you just elected, and how we plan to make Washington focus on your concerns again.
“We heard the message you sent in November — loud and clear. And now we’re getting to work to change the direction Washington has been taking our country.
“The new Republican Congress also understands how difficult these past six years have been. For many of us, the sting of the economy and the frustration with Washington’s dysfunction, weren’t things we had to read about. We felt them every day.
“We felt them in Red Oak — the little town in southwestern Iowa where I grew up, and am still proud to call home today.
“As a young girl, I plowed the fields of our family farm. I worked construction with my dad. To save for college, I worked the morning biscuit line at Hardees.
“We were raised to live simply, not to waste. It was a lesson my mother taught me every rainy morning.
“You see, growing up, I had only one good pair of shoes. So on rainy school days, my mom would slip plastic bread bags over them to keep them dry. (Read the rest HERE)