Cruz on Obama’s Texas visit: Hey, perhaps he’ll learn to create some jobs from the folks who know how

posted at 3:21 pm on May 9, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

As I mentioned earlier this week, President Obama is visiting Texas today to mark the beginning of yet another of his (now infamous) “pivots” to jobs and the economy, talking up all of the reasons why the government needs to do more to “stimulate” the economy so we can keep spending and centrally planning our way out of this mess — because that’s all worked so remarkably well so far and everything.

During his stay of about five hours in Texas, Obama was announcing a pair of executive actions the White House said would help the economy in the absence of action by Congress.

Keeping a promise made in the State of the Union speech, Obama was to announce a competition to create three new Manufacturing Innovation Institutes, partnerships among businesses, universities and government to help U.S.-based manufacturers and workers create good jobs, a White House official said. He also will ask Congress for $1 billion to create a nationwide network of 15 such institutes.

The president will also issue an executive order requiring that government data be made easily available to entrepreneurs, researchers and others who may use the information to create new products and services, build businesses and create jobs, said the White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the individual was not authorized to be quoted by name before Obama’s announcement.

It’s funny, but ‘Congress spending a billion dollars’ and ‘more government action’ is kind of a far cry from any of the reasons the president’s chosen backdrop of Texas is winning at job creation and business friendliness. As Governor Rick Perry put it the other day, “if President Obama is serious about getting our nation’s economy working again, then he’s come to the right place” — a theme upon which Sen. Ted Cruz elaborated in a statement today. Heh.

“America is stuck with high unemployment and low GDP growth, so it’s encouraging to see the President coming to Austin to talk about jobs – perhaps he will learn how to create some from the folks who know how,” said Sen. Cruz. “Texas is leading the nation in economic growth and job creation because of principled, conservative leaders who understand the keys to economic success are lower, flatter taxes, limited government and restrained spending. Texas has shown the country how it’s done, and we hope the President will take some of these lessons back to Washington to bring true economic recovery to our nation.”

Texas continues to outperform the nation in terms of economic growth and job creation. The state’s unemployment rate has consistently remained below the national average, currently at 6.4 percent, compared to the national rate of 7.6 percent. Eight of the 15 fastest-growing large cities between 2010 and 2011 were in Texas. And as states with high spending and high taxes are losing jobs, Texas is gaining them. In fact, between 2006 and 2012, Texas gained one million jobs, while California lost 359,000 jobs. Additionally, Texas continues to receive national accolades for its robust business climate, most recently in a report released this week by Chief Executive Magazine, naming Texas the best state for business for the ninth consecutive year.

Lower taxes, limited government, restrained spending — we can dream, can’t we? Unfortunately, I think Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has this one pegged down:

“I see that the president has decided to `pivot’ once again to jobs,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said this week. “I can’t even count how many times he’s done one of these `pivots’ at this point, so I won’t try. But I presume he’ll jet off around the country to campaign-style rallies in order to bash Congress and claim that none of this is his fault.”


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Bang!!!!
Love this man!

HornetSting on May 9, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Drudge now:

O seeks to make Cruz ‘face of GOP opposition’…
Dems long to turn Lone Star State blue…
President’s second trip to TX in 2 weeks…
Rick Perry: ‘He’s Come to the Right Place’ to Tout Economic Growth…
TX Ranks 18th in Unemployment, IL Ranks 50th…
Governor will be waiting on tarmac…
Texas Cheerleader After Winning Bible Lawsuit: ‘I Knew That God Was Going To Work It Out’…

ALL HAT NO CATTLE

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Obama is the world’s best salesman for guns, ammo and Texas.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 3:24 PM

POTUS states needs training.
Fabulous. Heh..he doesnt want to improve shite.

*applause for Cruz*
More please and an extra side order for dipping.

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Obama=Impeachment.

TX-96 on May 9, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Cruz on Obama’s Texas visit: Hey, perhaps he’ll learn to create some jobs from the folks who know how

Unlikely. As Oscar Goodman, Mayor of Las Vegas, said about Barky, “He’s a real slow learner.”

Good thing for Barky there’s affirmative action. Otherwise, he would still be trying to get past 8th grade.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 9, 2013 at 3:26 PM

I’d love to see Cruz run in 2016…he would do some damage in debates

Cruz/Christie would be my ideal ticket

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 3:26 PM

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 3:26 PM

all I can do is laugh.
You related to BG?

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Hussein is in TX?
So there must be no wildfires burning !

burrata on May 9, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Cruz/DeMint

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Cruz/West

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Doh! Reminder, government does not create jobs, they create taxpayers expenses.

Government policies may help or hinder economic/job growth.

See Gov. Perry for growth.
See Obama for the exact opposite.

can_con on May 9, 2013 at 3:30 PM

I’d love to see Cruz run in 2016…he would do some damage in debates

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 3:26 PM

“Madam Secretary, the 2:00a.m. phone call…”

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Obama=Impeachment.

TX-96 on May 9, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Forget about it.

No one will have the b@lls to impeach little 0. His (mixed) race is his ticket to getting away with anything and everything.

UltimateBob on May 9, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Obama going to TX to promote job growth is like Cruz going to DC to promote welfare.

crrr6 on May 9, 2013 at 3:33 PM

I’d love to see Cruz run in 2016…he would do some damage in debates

Cruz/Christie would be my ideal ticket

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Nobody is even going to remember fatso when Cory Booker is elected.

The media will move on.

tetriskid on May 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM

you know, the other day I was thinking, Cruz is winning over alot of folks (myself included) and even liberals seem to have a hard time (so far) attacking him

and I think its because he has this visible intelligence that is hard to deny, and people respect that

he makes arguments with very foolproof logic and doesn’t really appeal to emotion or other nonsense

but in addition to his raw intelligence, he has a certain charisma that leaders need to get to high places. Clinton had it, Bush had it, Obama had it, Gore and Kerry did not have it. I think Cruz has it.

I’m very impressed with this guy and hope he has bigger things in his future

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM

I’m surprised Gov. Perry met him at the tarmac… I’d have sent the local dogcatcher…

Khun Joe on May 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM

UltimateBob on May 9, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Yep-
Cleo didn’t agree with me this AM..but that is alright. Truth.

I wonder what # TX would be without the illegal flow.

How is #1- if someone could so kindly tell me..
working.

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 3:35 PM

And of course he chooses Austin, the most liberal city in the state of Texas.

Did they throw a gay parade to make him really feel at home?

Polish Rifle on May 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Hmmmmm…

cozmo on May 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM

An educational field trip, if you will.

+ 100..Very nice Erika..:)

Dire Straits on May 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Now I know why it’s raining here in Texas, Obama is here. We know the real reason he’s come to TX and it isn’t about job growth its about figuring a way to get the illegal alien votes. He will meet with LaRaza and the like to figure out a way to get them registered (as Democrats, of course) and jury-rig our voting machines.

Get. Out. Of. My. State!!!!!

neyney on May 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM

crrr6 on May 9, 2013 at 3:33 PM

LOLz. good one.

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM

I’d have sent the local dogcatcher…

Khun Joe on May 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM

with Hussein’s lunch ?

burrata on May 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Did they throw a gay parade to make him really feel at home?

Polish Rifle on May 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM

No, but I understand he snuck off to Hippie Hollow…

cozmo on May 9, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Hmmmmm…

cozmo on May 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Hmmmmm…my dirty boy. ;)

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Obama knows how to create jobs.

Put more people on unemployment, welfare, food stamps, in government housing, etc.

Then hire more government workers to handle all the additional government beneficiaries.

The Rogue Tomato on May 9, 2013 at 3:39 PM

BOOOOOOM!

I like the cut of this guy’s “gib”. (ht: nonpee)

Bishop on May 9, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Will Obama actually talk to Gov. Perry this time or will Perry have to give him a note again.

DAT60A3 on May 9, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Will Obama actually talk to Gov. Perry this time or will Perry have to give him a note again.

DAT60A3 on May 9, 2013 at 3:39 PM

If I were Perry I would totally ignore Barky. I don’t know why anyone bothers talking, or worse, trying to talk, to that Indonesian moron.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 9, 2013 at 3:42 PM

First off – kudos to someone who is giving Fred Flintstone vitamins to McConnell who said “But I presume he’ll jet off around the country to campaign-style rallies in order to bash Congress and claim that none of this is his fault.” – 100% right!

Second – Why would Obama want to make Cruz the face of GOP opposition? I thought it was Rubio that Obama didn’t like? Does Obama get his hispanics mixed up who are on the right? What’s going on w/this and who the heck cares besides Obama has to demonize someone for his failures?

Is it that Rubio became a squish in everyone’s mind but is he really(?) and now Obama’s trying to make Cruz one too w/media spotlight on Cruz?

athenadelphi on May 9, 2013 at 3:43 PM

The Rogue Tomato on May 9, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Barry’s 3rd Reich ain’t hurtin’.
Govt jobs- for the people!

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Talk to him just so you can say “Well, bless your heart.”

DAT60A3 on May 9, 2013 at 3:44 PM

I’m surprised Gov. Perry met him at the tarmac… I’d have sent the local dogcatcher…

Khun Joe on May 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Perry is a decent man and governor. He respects the office of the presidency, not the fool who’s there now.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 3:45 PM

you know, the other day I was thinking, Cruz is winning over alot of folks (myself included) and even liberals seem to have a hard time (so far) attacking him

You must also have been thinking “Hey, I should pretend I’m not liberal and see if anyone buys it”.

Give your fellow lefties some time here, it takes more than a day to airdrop hordes of people into Cruz’s neighborhood to start picking through his trash and interviewing everyone he has ever known for any nugget of negativity to use against him.

Until then, “White Hispanic” and “House Latino” will probably have to do.

Bishop on May 9, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Resist We Much on May 9, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Said ‘brass’ are only out for the next promotion/grade, and higher pension. Only some of the Soldiers can still be trusted.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 3:46 PM

If I were Perry I would totally ignore Barky. I don’t know why anyone bothers talking, or worse, trying to talk, to that Indonesian moron.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 9, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Except for when Jan Brewer speaks to him. She isn’t afraid to get in his face and wag a finger at him.

UltimateBob on May 9, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Non Partisan was thinking..deep like his intellectual
peer RWM. It really shows. Do I need the sarc tag?

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 3:48 PM

nobrain thinks we fall for charlatanry.

It compared its ‘intelligence’ to the intelligence of RWM yesterday.

That was the comment of yesterday, for rogerb’s gold mine.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Resist We Much on May 9, 2013 at 3:42 PM

HOLY CRAP!! And this is who nonp worships, disgusting, but “I guess his intentions are noble”. I think I’m going to be sick.

BeachBum on May 9, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Do I need the sarc tag?

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 3:48 PM

No, but you also shouldn’t go after RWM by continuing to remind her of nonsensepartisan’s remarks.

cozmo on May 9, 2013 at 3:50 PM

OT – this moron thinks the 2nd was written “over a thousand years ago”.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Maybe Perry will take him bull riding..
he will climb on a jack a$$-wont know the difference.
Will he slip into his sudden Texan drawl..say y’all
and sip a little sweet tea-
Skeet shoot?

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 3:52 PM

He also will ask Congress for $1 billion to create a nationwide network of 15 such institutes.

Never has been and never will be a proper role of the federal government.

The president will also issue an executive order requiring that government data be made easily available to entrepreneurs, researchers…

Something tells me the data will be much more easily available to those who march to the lib/proggie drumbeat.

Marcola on May 9, 2013 at 3:52 PM

That would be like teach a fish how to fly. The President knows only how to tax and destroy economic wealth.

Oil Can on May 9, 2013 at 3:53 PM

cozmo on May 9, 2013 at 3:50 PM

No..going after NP..
she is a pal..she knows I am teasing her.
relax Tom Cat.

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 3:53 PM

This was Cruz’s tweet…

Pic of the Day: All Hat & No Cattle

Priceless.

Resist We Much on May 9, 2013 at 3:56 PM

That would be like teach a fish how to fly. The President knows only how to tax and destroy economic wealth.

Oil Can on May 9, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Imagine, just imagine, if Obama ever had to fly a plane.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Priceless.

Resist We Much on May 9, 2013 at 3:56 PM

The last pic, bottom/right, s/b with the fly on his face.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 3:57 PM

The president will also issue an executive order requiring that government data be made easily available to entrepreneurs, researchers…

How about signing an executive order requiring all documents related to Benghazi be turned over to Congress and all personnel associated with Benghazi before, during, and after be made available for interview by the committees forthwith, chump?

Resist We Much on May 9, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Why doesn’t Obama crow about Illinois?

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 3:58 PM

…and Hawaii?

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Cruz on Obama’s Texas visit: Hey, perhaps he’ll learn to create some jobs from the folks who know how

That won’t happen – the growth in Texas is due in part to conservative principals.
Something that is foreign to Obama’s being. He will never embrace conservative principals,
thus the entire economy of the US will have to try and struggle through the rest of
Obama’s Marxist Presidency.

redguy on May 9, 2013 at 3:59 PM

eh..smoke and Barry mirrors..

up thread..
Austin lib territory and illegals, La Raza & Co. seduction
Nothing more. Just more campaigning.
Sure… its about jobs and economic 101 training.

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Obama should also sign an EO to make all Benghazi e-mails available to verbaluce.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Resist We Much on May 9, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Libs are freaking out over it.

cozmo on May 9, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Said ‘brass’ are only out for the next promotion/grade, and higher pension.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 3:46 PM

‘Fruit Salad’ Frauds.

Resist We Much on May 9, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Traffic is jacked up bad enough in Austin without intentionally making it worse by bringing Ass Hat/No Cattle to Texas…

hillsoftx on May 9, 2013 at 4:01 PM

How about signing an executive order requiring all documents related to Benghazi be turned over to Congress and all personnel associated with Benghazi before, during, and after be made available for interview by the committees forthwith, chump?

Resist We Much on May 9, 2013 at 3:58 PM

how many jobs will that create?

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 4:01 PM

‘Fruit Salad’ Frauds.

Resist We Much on May 9, 2013 at 4:00 PM

PC ‘Fruit Salad’ Frauds

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 4:01 PM

That would be like teach a fish how to fly. The President knows only how to tax and destroy economic wealth.

Oil Can on May 9, 2013 at 3:53 PM

If that’s the case, then why is the stock market at an all time high while the net worth of the top 1% is up over 20% since 2007?

Interesting that he’s going to Austin, which isn’t exactly a place controlled by conservatives. It’s growth is based on high tech and the digital economy, not oil.

bayam on May 9, 2013 at 4:01 PM

how many jobs will that create?

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Obama is never about creating jobs, fool.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 4:02 PM

If he really wanted to create jobs in Texas, the rest of the gulf coast and several states in between, all he would have to do is approve Keystone….

Oh…thats right those are icky real jobs vs the neato green energy kind that are on the unicorn ranch.

Sorry if someone already posted this.

abnormal_1 on May 9, 2013 at 4:02 PM

bayam on May 9, 2013 at 4:01 PM

You are the biggest fraud of HA.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 4:03 PM

This was Cruz’s tweet…

Pic of the Day: All Hat & No Cattle

Priceless.

Resist We Much on May 9, 2013 at 3:56 PM

is that really cruz’s account? seems a bit disrespectful, even in jest

prob a lackey of his tweeted it

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Resist We Much on May 9, 2013 at 3:42 PM

pretty bad I must say and I wonder why an Imam was even speaking at their service but I proudly proclaim myself an infidel of Allah so there is that…molon labe!

DanMan on May 9, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Obama deserves NO respect, especially not on jobs/Texas.

He is trying to take credit for the TX state of economic affairs.

He should go to IL and HI.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Second – Why would Obama want to make Cruz the face of GOP opposition? I thought it was Rubio that Obama didn’t like? Does Obama get his hispanics mixed up who are on the right?

Cruz is the kind of guy that only conservatives can love, while Rubio has cross-party appeal, esp with minorities. Cruz is about as appealing outside the base as Newt or Santorum. Perfect candidate for the next election cycle. Dream ticket: Cruz – Palin.

bayam on May 9, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Cruz has the same talent as Regan when it comes to comeback lines.

lea on May 9, 2013 at 4:05 PM

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Oh no, we can not disrespect the Great Oz!!! Stuff it.

BeachBum on May 9, 2013 at 4:07 PM

bayam on May 9, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Fore the obtuse, Austin is the capital of TX. It w/b too much to expect the governor to fly elsewhere to greet his Highness.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 4:07 PM

We’re doing just fine without Obama, thank you very much. And here he is in Austin, one city that clearly doesn’t need any federal stimulatin’, even if it is loaded with libs. All he’s doing is turning it into a traffic nightmare.

Erich66 on May 9, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Looks to me so far that Cruz is up to the task, of the stuttering fail making Cruz the face of Republicans.

Is the stuttering fail up to it? Me thinks Obama will turn tail and run, when push comes to shove.

MNHawk on May 9, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Except for when Jan Brewer speaks to him. She isn’t afraid to get in his face and wag a finger at him.

UltimateBob on May 9, 2013 at 3:47 PM

She wasn’t wagging her finger at him. She was telling him to pull her finger.

DAT60A3 on May 9, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Did they throw a gay parade to make him really feel at home?

Polish Rifle on May 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM

No, but I understand he snuck off to Hippie Hollow…

cozmo on May 9, 2013 at 3:38 PM

He’s out at Willie’s ranch, shooting some golfs and shooting some hits. Did you know that there is now a strain of medical marihuana named “Willie Nelson”?

From 2008, Candidate Dear Leader “sings” “Boogie Back to Texas” with Asleep at the Wheel…

Del Dolemonte on May 9, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Bayam Dream ticket: Cruz – Palin.

bayam on May 9, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Palin will not run.

Cruz/DeMint – your head would explode and I’d love to see your brain splattered all over. They’d eat it, with gusto.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Cruz is the kind of guy that only conservatives can love, while Rubio has cross-party appeal, esp with minorities. Cruz is about as appealing outside the base as Newt or Santorum. Perfect candidate for the next election cycle. Dream ticket: Cruz – Palin.

bayam on May 9, 2013 at 4:05 PM

you’re wrong…cruz is far more intelligent than santorum or palin. he is not to be trifled with.

while Palin is good at trolling and getting under liberal skins, she has no intellectual horsepower under that big hair of hers and therefore is no actual political threat. After all she quit halfway through and even failed on tv.

Cruz is the real deal. the guy’s sharp, and he has common sense as well. He’ll be a very powerful leader in the GOP, at least if the GOP knows whats good for them.

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Cruz is about as appealing outside the base as Newt or Santorum. Perfect candidate for the next election cycle. Dream ticket: Cruz – Palin.

bayam on May 9, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Translated: Cruz make me and my low information friends wet our collective panties.

MNHawk on May 9, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Cruz on to 2016! Next, Oboobi will complain about Cruz ‘bulldogging’ him. heh.

AH_C on May 9, 2013 at 4:10 PM

bayam on May 9, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Thanks for the political advice – I know you have our best interests at heart. We nominated 2 nice-guy moderates the last 2 cycles and you smeared them both with phony infidelity, tax evasion and murder tales. So, I think we’re ready to give the conservative street brawler a shot – see what happens.

crrr6 on May 9, 2013 at 4:11 PM

how many jobs will that create?

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Er, it will just be fulfilling his campaign promises to have ‘the most transparent administration in history.’

Surely, you devoured that lie along with second helpings of Hope and Change.

Resist We Much on May 9, 2013 at 4:11 PM

at least if the GOP knows whats what’s good for them.

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 4:09 PM

You were not only a poor law student. English is not your friend either.

At least RWM can write flawlessly.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 4:12 PM

esp with minorities.
bayam on May 9, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Why?

Cruz/Christie would be my ideal ticket

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Why?

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 4:12 PM

If Cruz runs sell your teleprompter stocks.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 4:14 PM

is that really cruz’s account? seems a bit disrespectful, even in jest

prob a lackey of his tweeted it

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Riiiight, ‘cuz Cruz would never charge out of the corner with both fist flying. Only Harry Reid gets to be ‘disrespectful’ ‘cuz, like, he’s been in the Senate F-O-R-E-V-E-R.

Resist We Much on May 9, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Libs are freaking out over it.

cozmo on May 9, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Good.

Resist We Much on May 9, 2013 at 4:16 PM

If that’s the case, then why is the stock market at an all time high while the net worth of the top 1% is up over 20% since 2007?

Interesting that he’s going to Austin, which isn’t exactly a place controlled by conservatives. It’s growth is based on high tech and the digital economy, not oil.

bayam on May 9, 2013 at 4:01 PM

If don’t understand the affect of Quantitative Easing, ZIRP, and HAMP/HARP loan modifications then this conservation can go no where. It’s an asset bubble, be prepared to for the dollar collapse.

And thanks to Obama a housing crisis will morph into a sovereign debt crisis.

Oil Can on May 9, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Take out DC,,
IL is dead last in unemployment..
awwww..his home state..
Tickles me..
him and the machine of Chi Town.

Not for the good people of IL.
Th entire state is held hostage
by the goons.

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 4:17 PM

If you don’t hear about the party affiliation of Ariel Castro, you know why….

Resist We Much on May 9, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Why?

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 4:12 PM

because cruz/christie covers the wide spectrum of the republican party and the geographic spectrum

cruz would appeal to south, while christie would appeal to the coasts

cruz would appeal to the hardcore conservatives while christie appeals to moderates and even some dems

cruz has the intellectual horsepower and christie has a record of being practical and compromiser

I think it would be a dynamic duo like no other

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Disrespectful?
Howl!
Oh..I have seen obscene disrespect-
and it would take me a page to list it all-from the left.
Big whoop…cry me a river.

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Riiiight, ‘cuz Cruz would never charge out of the corner with both fist flying. Only Harry Reid gets to be ‘disrespectful’ ‘cuz, like, he’s been in the Senate F-O-R-E-V-E-R.

Resist We Much on May 9, 2013 at 4:15 PM

harry reid broke decorum and cruz rightfully and humorously pounded on it, why would cruz then go do the same?

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 4:20 PM

If you don’t hear about the party affiliation of Ariel Castro, you know why….

Resist We Much on May 9, 2013 at 4:17 PM

because his party affiliation is utterly irrelevant?

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 4:21 PM

I think it would be a dynamic duo like no other

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Like Obama/Christie, but from the other side…

No one cares about you, except Goebbels.

The only way Cruz would possibly consider Christie is if the two are the only two left standing in the primary. Too far out and too much speculation.

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 4:23 PM

because his party affiliation is utterly irrelevant?

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 4:21 PM

“Just like the Boston killers’ color” — sesquipedalian

Schadenfreude on May 9, 2013 at 4:24 PM

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Vague and general..
I expected no less.
Appeal eh?
List Christie’s views/record and why he is the awesome.
Practical and Mr. Compromise doesn’t cut it.
I wan the meat..not plain bread.

bazil9 on May 9, 2013 at 4:25 PM

harry reid broke decorum and cruz rightfully and humorously pounded on it, why would cruz then go do the same?

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Harry Reid has been a bully in and out of the Senate chambers for as long as I’ve been in this country.

I love his tweet.

because his party affiliation is utterly irrelevant?

nonpartisan on May 9, 2013 at 4:21 PM

It should be, but you can bet that, if he were a registered Republican or Libertarian, everyone would know.

I remember when the Sandusky-Paterno scandal broke. Their political affiliations (even though they both donated to Obama) became an issue that the Right was ‘compelled to explain’ and blame was assigned to people, who didn’t even know who the 2 were. Even though I have never been a Republican, idiots demanded that I explain and share in the shame.

Shoe. Other foot. Some assembly required…

Ariel Castro is a registered Democrat. Now, let the Left wear the shame cloak.

If you ever think that I am going to remain above the fray and play by the rules when my opponents do not, then you have another thing coming.

Resist We Much on May 9, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Cruz on Obama’s Texas visit: Hey, perhaps he’ll learn to create some jobs from the folks who know how

Now that right there is some prime grade A snark. Funny, biting, and on the mark.

About 99.9% of all politicians in the US would never have the courage to say something like that even if it happened to pop into their head.

That’s because they never know when they might say something that will come back and bite them. Cruz apparently doesn’t care. This guy is a leader.

farsighted on May 9, 2013 at 4:29 PM

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