Friday, April 26, 2013

Senator Ted Cruz: The Secret Freedomworks Speech

Senator Ted Cruz made an unannounced visit to the Freedomworks Texas summit today:

  •  We're winning and it's because of what folks like us are doing
  •  The Obama people tried to protest the Senator's office in Dallas and Tea Party folks outdrew them 3:1.
  • There are few things elected officials like less than getting heat from their constituents.
  • "We've had five or six lunches with a bunch of Republican Senators standing up and looking at Rand [Paul] and Mike [Lee] and me and yelling at us at the top of their lungs...I mean really upset...and they say 'look, why did you do this, as a result of what you did, when I go home my constituents are yelling at me that I've gotta stand up on principle!"
    • I'm really not making that up.
  • Before you did that [threatened to filibuster gun control legislation] the politics were great, the Dems were the bad guys and the Republicans were the good guys; now we just look like a bunch of squishes.
    • "Well, there's an alternative, you could just not be a bunch of squishes."
  •  Gun control isn't over.
  • How do you get something bad passed in Washington?!?
    • You do it fast and in the middle of night.
  • Success begets success; if we stand up once, we'll do it again. 
Update: Welcome New York Times readers.

Update II: Welcome NRO readers; thanks Ramesh Ponnuru!!! 


  1. Thank God and Texas for Ted Cruz. He, Rand and Mike should get Medals of Honor for defending the Constitution and, gasp, DOING THEIR JOB. The rest of the elected parasites will not be sustained on the backs of We The People. You oppose the BOR/Constitution, YOU WILL BE REPLACED. We'll see to it. And you can take that to one of the crooked banks.

  2. Yes, maybe there is really hope with these true patriots taking a stand.

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