Tag Archives: Ted Cruz

Get Over It

15 Apr

I am sick and tired of hearing presidential candidates whine about the presidential nominating system. Yes, I am talking mainly about Trump during this current election in the GOP party, but to a lesser degree Sanders in pursuit of the Democratic nomination, and Clinton in the (distant) past of 2008 (The Daily Caller). Didn’t they know what they were getting themselves into when they ran for their respective party’s nomination? Continue reading

#shutnado

2 Oct

I will just touch upon some aspects of the (partial) federal government shutdown in just this 1 post because in approximately 10 days when I blog again, I hope I am not writing about it again.  Usually I try not to blog about the #1 thing in politics, but this shutdown has been building for weeks and is dominating the headlines in such a way that there’s no way to avoid it.  I’d like to thank POLITICO for their in-depth coverage of all the facts and drama coming out of DC, because I still don’t know how they’re able to stand the hypocrisy, ridiculousness, and histrionics that occur on a constant basis.

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Ted Cruz: Doing Exactly What He Said He Would Do

4 Mar
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Ted Cruz (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

I recently posted about how I loved that Elizabeth Warren was doing exactly what politicians expected she would do when she was elected.  Unfortunately, I have to say the same thing about Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).  He is doing what everyone expected, which is why Texas voted for him.  A recent Politico Opinion article by former Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) states the case that critics don’t like what he is doing because he is Continue reading

The Next State to Cause Commotion on the National Scene: Texas

22 Feb
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texas our texas (Photo credit: jmtimages)

Removing Alaska, Texas is the largest state in area.  Removing California, Texas is the most populated.  Texas is just plain big.  It has the largest number of counties within its borders.  It is the only state whose flag can be flown at the same level as the United States’.  “Everything is bigger in Texas” seems to be true in many respects, and it will be soon true on the national scene of politics.

Politico‘s “Lone Star Rising” article profiles the state and its looming implications on national politics. Continue reading

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