Open thread: Texas; Update: AP calls it for Cruz

posted at 7:28 pm on July 31, 2012 by Allahpundit

Polls close at 8 p.m. ET. Two months ago, PPP had Dewhurst leading — by 25 points. As of yesterday, Cruz leads by 10 and is poised for arguably the most momentous upset in the brief but successful history of grassroots conservative challenges. How’d he do it? Not so much with sharp policy differences (although Cruz has taken care to paint Dewhurst as a squish, natch) as with good ol’ fashioned populism:

Voters who aren’t happy with the way things are going are throwing out people they blame for the mess, regardless of ideology. It sometimes looks like the Tea Party, but it’s not the same. Those early Tea Party rallies three years ago were all about economics; these races are drawing people from social to fiscal conservatives. That’s why “Washington” is a dirty word, and “lawyer” is a hex…

The establishment has lined up behind Dewhurst. A few have migrated to Cruz, but if you ask an incumbent Republican in Austin who they like in this primary, you’re more likely to find a Dewhurst supporter. The insiders like him because he’s an insider and there’s no pressing ideological reason for the conservatives to ditch him, either…

A Cruz win would be a success for those who’d like to bloody the establishment’s noses, to tell the people in Washington and Austin that the public is angry and that there will be consequences. It could embolden challengers and prompt incumbents to grab their teddy bears and suck their thumbs…

In the Senate race, Dewhurst has wagered they are voting against the Democrats in Washington. Cruz bets they’re voting against the establishment. Ideology is in there somewhere. So is the question of why most people aren’t interested in coming to the polls at all.

That sounds like a critique of tea-party power but it really isn’t. The claim isn’t that tea partiers aren’t driving this; of course they are. The claim is that there’s so much antiestablishment sentiment out there across the electorate that TP candidates might be getting a fresh look from non-TPers. Dewhurst’s problem isn’t so much that he’s a RINO as that, with nine years as lieutenant governor, he’s vulnerable to criticism that he’s a consummate “business as usual” candidate. Who wants business as usual right now? And Cruz, of course, is a star in the making with special appeal potentially to the Latino voters whom the GOP covets. It’s entirely rational to want to roll the dice on him instead of rubber-stamping an older mainstay of the Texas GOP. In fact, baseball fan that I am, today’s trading deadline made me think of this race as a sort of roster move. Texas Republicans are DFAing a decent but past-his-prime slugger in favor of a 20-year-old who’s hitting .400 at AAA. Ted Cruz — the GOP’s Mike Trout.

And as with all good hitters, it helps to have plenty of protection in the line-up:

Another part of Cruz’s strategy involved nationalizing the race and attracting prominent conservatives to boost his credentials and name recognition. Tea Party darling and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, along with South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, a conservative stalwart, rallied 1,500 supporters in Houston over the weekend on Cruz’s behalf. Before the May primary, Palin voiced robo-calls for Cruz, calling him a trustworthy conservative who would change “the way Washington does businesses” and noting that the candidate’s father fled Cuba “seeking freedom.”…

Conservative groups have spent heavily on this race to contend with Dewhurst’s financial advantages. For example, Club for Growth spent $1.5 million on behalf of Cruz in the last week, and $5.5 million on independent expenditures throughout the campaign, most of it targeting Dewhurst. DeMint’s super PAC, Senate Conservatives Action, also ran ads in the state for Cruz.

Dewhurst spent, if you can believe it, $25 million on the race, including more than $16 million of his own money. And it may yet pay off: As impressive as yesterday’s PPP poll was for Cruz, WaPo notes that Dewhurst outspent him in TV ads by more than $1 million over the final week and that early voting, which favored Dewhurst in the first primary election (this one is a run-off), is once again “robust.” In fact, for what it’s worth, Dewhurst’s own internal poll had him up five points as recently as last week. Believe it or not, there are plenty of non-tea party Republicans even in Texas. I think Cruz will win, but I’d bet the margin is closer to four or five points than nine or 10.

Here’s the results page at the Texas Secretary of State’s website so that you can track returns. Stand by for updates and a dramatic conclusion.

Update: Bad omens for Dewhurst

@tedcruz sweeps the four big NTX counties that Dewhurst needed to win or run very strong. Denton County goes to @tedcruz 62-38.

Update: The Senate’s tea-party caucus will have a new member next year:

Tea party-backed Ted Cruz has defeated Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

The former state solicitor general won the runoff Tuesday. He’d lost the May 29 primary by a large margin but forced the runoff because Dewhurst fell short of a majority. Cruz advances to the November election to succeed retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Says Dan Foster of NRO, “This is how you make the Senate more conservative, primary a guy in a safe seat with an excellent challenger. This is the anti-Delaware ’10.” I’ll bet Cruz is already being slotted for a speech at the convention.

Update: How big of a problem is this for Rick Perry? If you believe PPP, a pretty big one.

Update: I think the occasion warrants a cameo.


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You are obsessed…Mitt Romney is less of an establishment candidate than Rick Santorum …any idiot can see that. In fact, a lot of Tea Party people have endorsed Mitt Romney. You can just ignore that bit of reality if you want, but it is still the truth.

As for Murkowski, she won in a write in..that is a totally different situation. Miller was no Cruz.

Terrye on July 31, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Idiot Terrye. It was Romney’s ilks behind the attacks to all conservatives after his lost in 2008 primaries to John McCain. It was Romney’s RINO minions in Alaska who destroyed Sarah Palin.

Murkskkwosowkskwkasy is a Romney Tool!

TheAlamos on August 1, 2012 at 2:35 AM

bluefox on August 1, 2012 at 1:13 AM

Bills have to pass both Houses.

Senate passed it first.
Steveangell on August 1, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Thanks. I just finished listening to the replay of Levin. Evidently I missed that the first time. No wonder he’s livid!!
He told his producer of his show if any staff of McConnell’s called, he didn’t want to talk to him!!

bluefox on August 1, 2012 at 2:37 AM

It was Romney’s RINO minions in Alaska

TheAlamos on August 1, 2012 at 2:35 AM

I’m sorry, but that’s got to be some of the funniest stuff I’ve read tonight…

You’re making Mitt sound like Don Corleone, for cripes sake.

BlaxPac on August 1, 2012 at 2:40 AM

Danny on August 1, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Good points. Evidently to spend 16mil to get a Senate seat must have a big payoff down the line. When you take a look at the worth of some of them, it must be profitable. Corruption….

bluefox on August 1, 2012 at 2:41 AM

If he had spent 25 million attacking Obama instead of the Tea Party he would have won. He did not do either.

Marcus on August 1, 2012 at 1:36 AM

Great point!!

bluefox on August 1, 2012 at 2:44 AM

bluefox on August 1, 2012 at 1:28 AM

I linked to it twice.

Well now three times.

Steveangell on August 1, 2012 at 1:40 AM

Yes, RS is posting what I heard on Levin’s program. However, Levin said he is trying to confirm what 2-3 people told him about Romney wanting the House to pass this.

P.S. It’s not easy reading the comments, watching TV and listening to Levin and posting, LOL

bluefox on August 1, 2012 at 2:51 AM

Precincts Reported…….100.00%
Ted Cruz…………..628,336..56.80%
David Dewhurst..477,888..43.19%

scrubjay on August 1, 2012 at 2:07 AM

I’d say Dewhurst lost, LOL Wow, great stats!!

bluefox on August 1, 2012 at 2:54 AM

bluefox on August 1, 2012 at 1:31 AM

Yes, all my candidates were conservative. The one that lost also lost to a fairly conservative fellow, so it was not a complete disappointment. All in all, a good night.

golfer1 on August 1, 2012 at 2:19 AM

That sounds great!! This was a group effort for Cruz by many Tea Parties, workers on the ground; Palin/DeMint/Beck/Levin/Santorum and others.And above all the Voters of Texas!! We need to know what Senate or House races are coming up next and do the same thing we did in Texas.

bluefox on August 1, 2012 at 2:58 AM

By the way, since it is now August 1st, I will celebrate Cruz’ victory by having lunch at Chick-Fil-A today. :)

golfer1 on August 1, 2012 at 2:24 AM

Dang! I missed the 1000+ thread?

Oh, yes it’s Chick-Fil-A day! My sis and hubby are going to partake. I’m going out of town, so may do the same!! I saw that Cruz went there this evening:-)

Also read that KFC backs CFA.

bluefox on August 1, 2012 at 3:02 AM

bluefox on August 1, 2012 at 3:02 AM

Oops! This ( Dang! I missed the 1000+ thread?) got copied by mistake:-)

bluefox on August 1, 2012 at 3:04 AM

That’s what a Grizzly does when the cub she’s protecting is her nation.

IndieDogg on August 1, 2012 at 2:27 AM

Thanks, that was nicely stated. I’m glad we have Sarah Palin, God Bless her and her family.

bluefox on August 1, 2012 at 3:09 AM

As a Halo fan, amazed but delighted to see Mike Trout mentioned here. He homered in Texas against the Rangers tonight.

To extend the analogy, again as an Angels fan, I look at the Texas Rangers as I look at the GOP in Washington. My sentiment is, “You’ve been to the World Series the last two years, and lost both times. Now it’s time for somebody else to go to the big show and get it right this time.”

JohnD13 on August 1, 2012 at 4:00 AM

Good points. Evidently to spend 16mil to get a Senate seat must have a big payoff down the line. When you take a look at the worth of some of them, it must be profitable. Corruption….

bluefox

Especially when you consider this wasn’t for an actual senate seat, but simply for an opportunity to win the seat in November.

xblade on August 1, 2012 at 4:32 AM

And Cruz, of course, is a star in the making with special appeal potentially to the Latino voters whom the GOP covets.

If the GOP so covets Latino voters, how is it that the went with Dewhurst?

Go Sarah! The GOP is inept, far too comfortable with their leftist friends, and may be nearing their final hour in history. Their suicidal impulse of doubling down on their unacceptable behavior insures that. (Thanks Dick Cheney – you certainly lowered yourself for the cheapest of reasons)

Don L on August 1, 2012 at 5:11 AM

Listen to your man you claim to like.

He would disagree with you. Sounds to me like he hates Romney.

Steveangell

Maybe you should listen to him. There’s no doubt Levin would take Bush over Obama every single time. And guess what? He’s also said time and time again that Romney has to defeat Obama. He’s not a Romney fan, but he’s not stupid either.

How can you try to defend him.

Steveangell

Because he’s not a democrat, unlike you.

Heck, I am fond of the woman but y’all need to take a step back and get a grip.

CorporatePiggy

Uh oh, yer gonna get it now. How dare you refuse to kneel at the altar of Palin.

xblade on August 1, 2012 at 5:31 AM

This certainly helps with the post-John Roberts depression.

CRUZ to victory in November!

Stepan on August 1, 2012 at 5:42 AM

Stopping for some cfa tonight. Gotta do my part.

tom daschle concerned on August 1, 2012 at 5:45 AM

Indiana congratulates Texas. Now it’s on to defeat the Obama-sucking Democrats in both states. Good luck to us all.

SKYFOX on August 1, 2012 at 5:54 AM

for those of us suffering from post-romney depression, this is great news.

Thanks Sarah!

renalin on August 1, 2012 at 6:13 AM

If he had spent 25 million attacking Obama instead of the Tea Party he would have won. He did not do either.

Marcus on August 1, 2012 at 1:36 AM

You can’t fix stupid. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

DevilsPrinciple on August 1, 2012 at 6:27 AM

I’m sorry, but that’s got to be some of the funniest stuff I’ve read tonight…

You’re making Mitt sound like Don Corleone, for cripes sake.

BlaxPac on August 1, 2012 at 2:40 AM

Really? So you were not paying attention after all.

TheAlamos on August 1, 2012 at 6:44 AM

for those of us suffering from post-romney depression, this is great news.

Thanks Sarah!

renalin on August 1, 2012 at 6:13 AM

Well as fun as it feels to smack Dewberry around, let’s wait and see what this Tea Party Messiah actually brings to the table.

Alan West, who many here thought would be some kind of force of nature, hasn’t exactly burned the house down in the name of small government conservatism. Ditto the last person people went truly nuts over, Scott Brown.

You will forgive my cynicism and hope, with me, that it is misplaced.

CorporatePiggy on August 1, 2012 at 6:51 AM

mornin’ all…still feels nice.

DanMan on August 1, 2012 at 7:23 AM

Ted Cruz wins TX Senate Primary… Mitch McConnell hardest hit.

Congratulations to Mr. Cruz for last night’s victory! You came from next to zero recognition in JAN to winning last night in the run-off primary, which is an amazing accomplishment.

And a big thank you to Senators DeMint, Lee, and Paul for backing him, as well as Freedomworks for helping to get the on the ground connections going to put the grassroots into play.

This primary has shown that dedication, cooperation and team work trump being outspent 4:1 in a campaign. The self-organized, liberty loving grassroots backing a candidate can change society, politics and the face of humanity for the better. The work doesn’t end with last night or this election but continues on for a lifetime and beyond. Not every candidate will win, nor every winner uphold what they ran on… but now there is a way to make them accountable and it isn’t at the top with term limits, but at the bottom with you, the committed, freedom loving people who make sure that every elected official is held accountable.

ajacksonian on August 1, 2012 at 7:26 AM

On to the next race….

“— Just a week before the August 7 primary, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Steelman is making sure Republican voters know she was endorsed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Along with a new television ad, the campaign has launched a series of robo-calls to primary voters featuring the voice and endorsement of Palin.”

http://politicmo.com/2012/07/31/steelman-touting-palin-endorsement-on-tv-in-robo-calls/

Steelamn’s campaign:

http://sarahsteelman.com/

Viator on August 1, 2012 at 7:33 AM

There were no evil persons in this race, so it is a shame that politics today means your opponent is not just ill-advised or flat wrong, but eeee-vil.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on July 31, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Shut it, RINO Traitor.

:-)

CorporatePiggy on August 1, 2012 at 7:38 AM

So now, when will the media start calling Cruz Uncle Tom’s gringo?

Don L on August 1, 2012 at 7:53 AM

So now, when will the media start calling Cruz Uncle Tom’s gringo?

Don L on August 1, 2012 at 7:53 AM

If Cruz really is all he should be, La Raza will issue a statement today deploring Cruz as a coconut.

CorporatePiggy on August 1, 2012 at 7:59 AM

Dems celebrate the irrelevancy of Palin and the Tea Party movement…oh wait..

Great conservative good morning to the Lone Star state and don’t forget to eat yourself some mor chikin today!

hillsoftx on August 1, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Romney/Palin 2012

Bulletchaser on August 1, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Maybe you missed years 2000-2006 and what happens when a progressive Republican gets a gop controlled senate and house. I remember it and I don’t want to repeat it anymore than I want to repeat the years 2008-2010. Nope I’ll take gridlock for $200 Alex. If it was good enough for the founders it is good enough for me.

unseen on August 1, 2012 at 12:10 AM

^^A post of great enlightenment!

Anyone who puts his faith in the GOP is a loser. The GOP has promised conservatives smaller government and lied every single time. Every single time EXPANDING government.

They’ve always pitted conservatives against the Dims because that’s how they scare conservative slaves into voting for the GOP establishment.

It’s time to start manipulating them – it’s the only way. Vote Obama 2012 and then vote GOP for your house and Senate races – but only Tea Party type conservatives.

DOWN WITH MITCH MCCONNELL!!

HondaV65 on August 1, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Palin’s other endorsement last night…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xhRyaj_dl0

Collins, Zoller Head To Runoff For Georgia Ninth Congressional District Seat

http://www2.wspa.com/news/2012/jul/31/collins-zoller-head-runoff-georgia-ninth-congressi-ar-4248335/

Viator on August 1, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Mark Levin has been on a rant tonight about some vote Congress did at Romney’s request. I have to find out what that was.

bluefox on August 1, 2012 at 12:20 AM

It loolks like Mark is already finding out that “holding Mitt’s feet to the fire” is going to be much more difficult than he thought.

http://www.therightscoop.com/mark-levin-slams-house-republicans-for-voting-to-eliminate-senate-confirmation-for-169-presidential-appointments/

tencole on August 1, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Wow. Even with Urkel the Wrecking Ball as the incumbent, the case for Romney STILL keeps getting weaker. /* shakes head */

Aitch748 on August 1, 2012 at 8:38 AM

IndieDogg on August 1, 2012 at 2:27 AM

++

I connect with the TEA Party Movement because I agree with their ideals and goals. To create a “Tea Party” would indicate getting side tracked from what it is about.

TerryW on August 1, 2012 at 8:39 AM

for those of us suffering from post-romney depression, this is great news.

Thanks Sarah!

renalin on August 1, 2012 at 6:13 AM

Well as fun as it feels to smack Dewberry around, let’s wait and see what this Tea Party Messiah actually brings to the table.

Alan West, who many here thought would be some kind of force of nature, hasn’t exactly burned the house down in the name of small government conservatism. Ditto the last person people went truly nuts over, Scott Brown.

You will forgive my cynicism and hope, with me, that it is misplaced.

CorporatePiggy on August 1, 2012 at 6:51 AM

West is doing fine, he is one of 450 though. Brown is a RINO, but, still better than Fauxcohontas. No one person is going to change DC. Our system isn’t set up that way. We have to change the way the public thinks about government before we really can expect it to change.

jpmn on August 1, 2012 at 8:42 AM

HondaV65 on August 1, 2012 at 8:26 AM

depending on who mitt picks as a running mate, voting for obama will certainly be an option for me.

better the devil we know.

renalin on August 1, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Cruz will be good for TX, and TX values.

TX-96 on August 1, 2012 at 8:52 AM

depending on who mitt picks as a running mate, voting for obama will certainly be an option for me.

better the devil we know.

renalin on August 1, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Mike Castle for VP! Let’s teach those trucons a lesson!

/joke

Aitch748 on August 1, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Mike Castle for VP! Let’s teach those trucons a lesson!

/joke

Aitch748 on August 1, 2012 at 8:54 AM

I know you ar ejoking but the problem is that I could easily see Mitt picking Castle. that’s how bad it is.

unseen on August 1, 2012 at 9:19 AM

It was Romney’s RINO minions in Alaska

TheAlamos on August 1, 2012 at 2:35 AM

I’m sorry, but that’s got to be some of the funniest stuff I’ve read tonight…

You’re making Mitt sound like Don Corleone, for cripes sake.

BlaxPac on August 1, 2012 at 2:40 AM

Not that funny. Romney spent every minute since his backing out of the primary, greasing wheels and attempting to squash potential rivals. I don’t think the fictional Don Corleone, by himself, was not that dangerous, but the people he surrounded himself with would do whatever needed to be done or were done-in themselves.

Laugh away, I don’t know how much longer the GOP can be trusted. My money has stopped flowing in their direction and I no longer call myself a Republican. While there is still a nagging dislike and distrust of Romney and his minions, at this time, getting Obama out of office is the main goal.

Fallon on August 1, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Oh, for heaven’s sake:

I don’t think the fictional Don Corleone, by himself, was that dangerous, but the people he surrounded himself with would do whatever needed to be done or were done-in themselves.

Fallon on August 1, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Great article…:) 

*WAR*

Paradigm shift: Sarah Palin takes Texas

http://64.147.104.30/blogs/pundits-blog/campaign/241515-paradigm-shift-sarah-palin-takes-texas

idesign on August 1, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Congrats to Cruz.

workingclass artist on August 1, 2012 at 10:02 AM

TEAnami 2012: The year the Romney supporters kept their benches warm while TEA Party members led America out of the dark shadow cast by liberalism.

DannoJyd on August 1, 2012 at 10:08 AM

If Cruz really is all he should be, La Raza will issue a statement today deploring Cruz as a coconut.

CorporatePiggy on August 1, 2012 at 7:59 AM

Heard the democratic opposition Sadler on NPR and he basically said he’s running as a uniter….not a divider

workingclass artist on August 1, 2012 at 10:11 AM

It’s time to start manipulating them – it’s the only way. Vote Obama 2012 Governor Gary Johnson 2012 and then vote GOP for your house and Senate races – but only Tea Party type conservatives.

DOWN WITH MITCH MCCONNELL!!

HondaV65 on August 1, 2012 at 8:26 AM

FIFY

DannoJyd on August 1, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Gov. palin’s candidate Cruz scores an easy win by 13 points against a Bushie/romneycare candidate.

Think about this, the Bushie/Romneycare candidate spent $26 million against a no name, who was smart enough to reach out to Sarah and nationalize the race and still lost by 13.

Great model! thanks Sarah!

This is what the Bushie’s/Romney turds are afraid of, Gov. palin is the most powerful conservative in the country. That is why the Bush/Romney cabal has been seeking to destroy her for 4 years.

Danielvito on August 1, 2012 at 10:37 AM

As I said in another thread, how many of us wouldn’t know a thing about Cruz without Palin’s endorsement of him? Think about it.

ddrintn on July 31, 2012 at 9:30 PM

And as I recall I pointed you to Ted Cruz’s page of endorsements with Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Toomey, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, and the Tea Party of Texas and The National Tea Party and asked “Where’s Sarah?”

Nope, without Palin we Texans would have been saying “Duhhhhhh Ted Who?”

Marcus on July 31, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Apparently you were, since at one point before the primary Cruz was trailing by 12 points. But you’re right, it had to be those Rand Paul and Rubio endorsements that put Cruz in the driver’s seat. Yep.

ddrintn on August 1, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Heck, I am fond of the woman but y’all need to take a step back and get a grip.

CorporatePiggy

Uh oh, yer gonna get it now. How dare you refuse to kneel at the altar of Palin.

xblade on August 1, 2012 at 5:31 AM

Oh, give me a break. If Cruz had lost, you obsessive Palin-bashing freaks would be all over the place talking “kiss of death”, “the joke has no influence at all”, blahblahblah.

ddrintn on August 1, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Cruz wins!

Palin wins!

Mittwits hardest hit..:)

idesign on August 1, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Hey, NO MORE cheap shots by Coulter and Cheney!!

mobydutch on August 1, 2012 at 10:54 AM

But you’re right, it had to be those Rand Paul and Rubio endorsements that put Cruz in the driver’s seat. Yep.

ddrintn on August 1, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Rubio maybe is good enough to endorse some fast food joint in Miami at this point and nothing else, and that’s a big maybe to begin with. He’s as fake as his master, made up tear-jerker biography and all. Anyone thinking his endorsement counts for anything is more than delusional.

And Paul Rand, as much as I like the guy, still hasn’t really gained as much “endorsement power” as Palin.

Funny how people go out of their way to dismiss Palin and her ability to change things in a hurry.

riddick on August 1, 2012 at 11:02 AM

This is what the Bushie’s/Romney turds are afraid of, Gov. palin is the most powerful conservative in the country. That is why the Bush/Romney cabal has been seeking to destroy her for 4 years.

Danielvito on August 1, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Clear indication of why Palin was not asked to speak at the GOP Convention, she would make Romney sound like what he is, “latest poll numbers says…” flip-flopper.

riddick on August 1, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Plain clearly is of no consequence. Nope.

SurferDoc on August 1, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Heck, I am fond of the woman but y’all need to take a step back and get a grip.

CorporatePiggy on August 1, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Tell me before Palin came on the scene, who was speaking for the Conservatives???????

bluefox on August 1, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Just bringing this back in case you didn’t see it. Waiting for your answer.

bluefox on August 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM

It’s time to start manipulating them – it’s the only way. Vote Obama 2012 and then vote GOP for your house and Senate races – but only Tea Party type conservatives.

DOWN WITH MITCH MCCONNELL!!

HondaV65 on August 1, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Vote obama???

That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard you mental midget!!!

If you can’t see the tremendous amount of chaos and destruction obama has caused, which is much more worse than either Bush or Romney could ever think of being!!

Yeah you’re a real conservative patriot, telling people to vote for obama!!

You’re a disgrace!!

LevinFan on August 1, 2012 at 11:26 AM

West is doing fine, he is one of 450 though. Brown is a RINO, but, still better than Fauxcohontas. No one person is going to change DC. Our system isn’t set up that way. We have to change the way the public thinks about government before we really can expect it to change.

jpmn on August 1, 2012 at 8:42 AM

West voted to raise the debt ceiling last year.

LevinFan on August 1, 2012 at 11:28 AM

depending on who mitt picks as a running mate, voting for obama will certainly be an option for me.

better the devil we know.

renalin on August 1, 2012 at 8:48 AM

I don’t get this. You do know that the VP has basically no power right?

Just like those that voted for McCain just b/c of Palin…. McCain was still the one running the show, not her!

LevinFan on August 1, 2012 at 11:29 AM

It’s time to start manipulating them – it’s the only way. Vote Obama 2012 Governor Gary Johnson 2012 and then vote GOP for your house and Senate races – but only Tea Party type conservatives.

DOWN WITH MITCH MCCONNELL!!

HondaV65 on August 1, 2012 at 8:26 AM

FIFY

DannoJyd on August 1, 2012 at 10:13 AM

It’s really all the same. Not voting, wasting a vote on Gary Freaking Johnson, or voting for Obama……

That’s all you chicken little crybabies are doing anyways… NONE OF US LIKE THE GOP ELITES YET ALL YOU DO IS B!TCH ABOUT HOW BAD MITT IS WITH NO SOLUTIONS OF YOUR OWN TO SAVE THE COUNTRY!!

LevinFan on August 1, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Heck, I am fond of the woman but y’all need to take a step back and get a grip.

CorporatePiggy on August 1, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Tell me before Palin came on the scene, who was speaking for the Conservatives???????

bluefox on August 1, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Just bringing this back in case you didn’t see it. Waiting for your answer.

bluefox on August 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM

From memory, every tea party organization I can think of jumped on the Cruz bandwagon about 6 months ago.

When Cruz was a rank outsider.

You’re not from here are you?

CorporatePiggy on August 1, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Hey, NO MORE cheap shots by Coulter and Cheney!!

mobydutch on August 1, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Are you kidding, they’re all huddling with Coulter, Christie, Will, and Krauthammer now to see who goes first. They are starting to panic over her power with the base. Why else would they be dumb enough, in a tight race with a neutered candidate, to deliberately send out the hack Cheney to take her down once again?

I suspect that Sarah is a bigger fear of the GOP than Obama. He they can cantinue to bow to and keep at arms length, she, like a mmomma grizzly, is not so easily humored and dismissed.

Don L on August 1, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Just like those that voted for McCain just b/c of Palin…. McCain was still the one running the show, not her!

LevinFan on August 1, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Two points:
A: Palin excites me (politically, you pervert…well, OK, the other way too).
B: McLame was an old, mean-tempered, high-blood-pressure cancer survivor. Who knows what the crucible of the presidency might have done to him. Not wishing, just speculating.

swinia sutki on August 1, 2012 at 12:03 PM

But regardless of who wins control of the Senate this November, we know that the upper body in Washington is going to be as polarized and uncompromising as ever, notes ABC News Political Director Amy Walter. Conservative Republicans like Cruz and Richard Murdouck in Indiana won because they insisted they wouldn’t be part of a “go along, get along” culture.

Ultimately, it also means that even if Romney is elected President he can’t expect to win votes on “team spirit” alone.

To put it another way, as one smart Republican strategist told the Note: “The fact the Tea Party can win is the 2010 story; whether they can govern and what the ‘establishment’ will do to retool is the question.” SARAH PALIN SEND ‘CONGRATS’. ABC’s Shushannah Walshe points us toward Sarah Palin’s Facebook page, which includes this note: “Congratulations to Ted Cruz! This is a victory both for Ted and for the grassroots Tea Party movement. This primary race has always been about the kind of leadership we need in D.C. Our goal is not just about changing the majority in the Senate. It is about the kind of leadership we want. Ted Cruz represents the kind of strong conservative leadership we want in D.C.”

Yeah!!!

Schadenfreude on August 1, 2012 at 12:19 PM

From memory, every tea party organization I can think of jumped on the Cruz bandwagon about 6 months ago.

When Cruz was a rank outsider.

You’re not from here are you?

CorporatePiggy on August 1, 2012 at 11:37 AM

LOL. Like clockwork.

ddrintn on August 1, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Gov. palin’s candidate Cruz scores an easy win by 13 points against a Bushie/romneycare candidate.

Think about this, the Bushie/Romneycare candidate spent $26 million against a no name, who was smart enough to reach out to Sarah and nationalize the race and still lost by 13.

Great model! thanks Sarah!

This is what the Bushie’s/Romney turds are afraid of, Gov. palin is the most powerful conservative in the country. That is why the Bush/Romney cabal has been seeking to destroy her for 4 years.

Danielvito on August 1, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Those on this site who bash Sarah Palin because of jealousy or
ignorance do not realize this important fact – Sarah Palin is the face of conservatism in this country. A smack at her is a smack in the face to ALL conservatives.

This is what Romney, Cheny, Rove, etc. are doing, trying to smack conservatives through the face of Sarah Palin. Game is up guys. As you can see in Texas and elsewhere,
we aren’t sitting down and taking it any more.

We know that the RINOS and DEMS are one and the same. Liberal
progressives out for their own power and money grab, without concern for this country or its citizens.

Amjean on August 1, 2012 at 12:42 PM

I have torn down my photoshopped picture of Dick Cheney and me getting married

“Dick, I mean Vice President Dick, consider this a divorce.”

Typicalwhitewoman on August 1, 2012 at 1:03 PM

I have torn down my photoshopped picture of Dick Cheney and me getting married

“Dick, I mean Vice President Dick, consider this a divorce.”

Typicalwhitewoman on August 1, 2012 at 1:03 PM

I have watched the video of Palin on Greta a few times after I
read a posting here that stated they thought Palin was calling out
Cheney as a “dick”.

Knowing Palin’s gracious style, I think this poster might be
correct. I laughed so hard. Only Palin can call someone a
name and do it so nicely and with a smile.

It makes me like her all the more!

Amjean on August 1, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Vote Obama 2012

Nope, can’t do it. Love ya, Honda, but I’ll gnaw my own right hand off, cauterize the stump with a blowtorch, and bandage it in prickly pear leaves before I’ll ever use said hand to vote for Obama.

and then vote GOP for your house and Senate races – but only Tea Party type conservatives.

Gonna do that for sure, if we actually have any TPers running for office here in the PDRK.

DOWN WITH MITCH MCCONNELL!!

HondaV65 on August 1, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Can’t argue with you there! :-) McConnell and Boehner have been on my naughty list for quite a while.

Mary in LA on August 1, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I suspect that Sarah is a bigger fear of the GOP than Obama. He they can continue to bow to and keep at arms length, she, like a momma grizzly, is not so easily humored and dismissed.

Don L on August 1, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Mitt would do well to take notice what just happened in Texas. It’s a true paradigm shift in motion.

Harbingeing on August 1, 2012 at 3:44 PM

CUDA!!!!

Metro on August 1, 2012 at 4:23 PM

NONE OF US LIKE THE GOP ELITES YET ALL YOU DO IS B!TCH ABOUT HOW BAD MITT IS WITH NO SOLUTIONS OF YOUR OWN TO SAVE THE COUNTRY!!

LevinFan on August 1, 2012 at 11:32 AM

You know my solution, lil not-a-Levin-fan. Even Mark Levin has discussed it.

We know you are no fan of Mark Levin. Are you even a registered Republican voter today? Ever???

DannoJyd on August 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM

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