Ted Cruz: The New Big-Player on the Block

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posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 07:05 PM
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Ted Cruz, his current standings on the Obama-Care have placed him in the so-called limelight as of late. I took it upon myself to do a bit of research to put this guy under the microscope preemptively as I have a feeling we will be hearing more and more about him in due time.

Our good old friend wiki says his parents, Eleanor Elizabeth Wilson Darragh (mother) and Rafael Bienvenido Cruz (father), were both involved in the oil game in Calgary, Canada at the time of his birth in 1970.

During his teenage years, his father fought for the communist Fidel Castro in the Cuban Revolution. The young Rafael Cruz claims he was unaware that Castro was a communist and fled to Austin, Texas here in the USA in 1957. Today, Ted Cruz's father is a pastor in Carrollton, Texas. He became and American citizen in 2005.

It is important to understand his father's connections and beliefs to the communist Fidel Castro, it gives a valuable insight on the influences given to Ted Cruz.

In 1992 Ted Cruz would graduate Princeton College. After Princeton, Ted Cruz would continue his schooling at Harvard Law School, graduating in 1995.


Getting into his career life:

In 1998, Ted Cruz was a private counsel for congressman John Boehner during his lawsuit against congressman Jim McDermott for releasing a tape recording of one of John Boehner's telephone conversations.

1 Year later in 1999 Ted Cruz joined the Bush-Cheney campaign as a domestic policy adviser, advising in areas such as civil justice, criminal justice, constitutional law, immigration, and government reform.

If you can recall the Bush Senior presidential run, then you can imagine the domestic policies this guy stands for.

Once Bush had secured the race, Ted Cruz was hired on as the associate deputy attorney general in the U.S. Justice Department and as the director of policy planning at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Cruz served as Texas Solicitor General from 2003-2008, where he would draft the amicus brief, which declared that the D.C. handgun ban should be struck down as infringing upon the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

After leaving the Solicitor General position in 2008, he worked in a private law firm in Houston, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, often representing corporate clients, until he was sworn in a U.S. Senator from Texas in 2013, where he continues his work.

I think it is also important to mention his wife, Heidi Nelson Cruz, currently works for Goldman Sachs.

Today we see Ted Cruz based on media spin and current events, a little digging around in the past can shed some light on the truth of the matter. I've outlined some main aspects of this guy's working life, although here has much more accomplishments under his belt other than what I've posted here.

Personally, I like the guy based on what I've learned about him. He's causing stirs from both sides of congress for his outspokenness, but I feel like that's exactly what we need in office.

Sources:
Wiki

Washington Post




posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 07:09 PM
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Ted Cruz is reading Dr Suess on the senate floor, lol , I don't know why, but I like it.



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 07:13 PM
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Is this another Rand Paul who folds after his big event?



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 07:14 PM
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Thanks for the info, I was wondering about his background myself. I respect his courage to stand up, but I don't think it will make much difference concerning Obamacare. I don't believe it can or will be repealed unless the GOP wins some senate seats, and the next president is a Republican.



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 07:16 PM
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Covertblack
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Is this another Rand Paul who folds after his big event?


I hope not, based on his fairly solid track record as a master of debate, I'd say congress are going to have their hands full with this one, but I guess time will tell soon enough.

My thoughts on Rand Paul is that he sold out, he folded because someone lined his pockets.



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 07:18 PM
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Covertblack
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Is this another Rand Paul who folds after his big event?


Like a $12.00 Walmart tent.

This guy raised millions fighting the ACA...



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 07:18 PM
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warren408
Ted Cruz is reading Dr Suess on the senate floor, lol , I don't know why, but I like it.


To me that seems like him pretending to be just as insane as the Obama-Care policies. I would rather listen to Red Fish Blue Fish than hear the B.S. they're trying to pull over on Middle Class America with Obama-Care.



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 07:18 PM
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Exactly what I'm talking about. Stood firm on drones, and then folded when it mattered the most.



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 07:26 PM
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What worries me most about this guy is the misses working for Goldman Sachs.

That name carries so much negativity with it, I'm surprised it hasn't collapsed in on itself causing a singularity.



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 07:26 PM
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Someone on one of the intelligence committees will use their connections to the NSA to score some serious blackmail/dirt on this guy if he was really a threat to anything.

When you see someone get all fired up and suddenly back down, that's more than likely what happened.

This is nothing but a futile dog and pony show, that is why he is being allowed to do it.



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 07:33 PM
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MystikMushroom
Someone on one of the intelligence committees will use their connections to the NSA to score some serious blackmail/dirt on this guy if he was really a threat to anything.

When you see someone get all fired up and suddenly back down, that's more than likely what happened.

This is nothing but a futile dog and pony show, that is why he is being allowed to do it.



Possible. It is probably a disturbing amount of politicians who just throw money at their "problems" until they go away. What happens when there is no dirt to dig though? Another death-by-heart attack?



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 07:36 PM
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Something we need to remember with these guys, be it Cruz or Paul or whomever, they have short leashes. The first leash is handled by the party bosses. They may or may not get what they want. The second and more serious leash is handled by the lever pullers in the DC community. Call them TPTB, call them the NSA shadow government, call them what you will. Nobody gets out of line or they get out of town.

Cruz and Paul did not get where they are by being anti-establishment rabble-rousers. Maybe on the surface but deep down? Nope. I would love to think they are but their actions tell a less motivating story.



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 07:36 PM
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edit on 24-9-2013 by ABNARTY because: DP



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 07:44 PM
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ABNARTY
Something we need to remember with these guys, be it Cruz or Paul or whomever, they have short leashes. The first leash is handled by the party bosses. They may or may not get what they want. The second and more serious leash is handled by the lever pullers in the DC community. Call them TPTB, call them the NSA shadow government, call them what you will. Nobody gets out of line or they get out of town.

Cruz and Paul did not get where they are by being anti-establishment rabble-rousers. Maybe on the surface but deep down? Nope. I would love to think they are but their actions tell a less motivating story.


Cruz's track record would say otherwise, after shooting down gun suppression in DC and shooting down International Court of Justice from re-opening criminal convictions of some 51 murderers on death row.

Maybe he is serving an agenda, but I can see no leashes when his own party superiors are griping with his actions in the senate. As far as anyone in DC doing anything, I didn't see their beloved Obama shutting him up when he was filibustering Obama-Care.

All-in-all, you can threaten someone, even carry out those threats, but they still have the freedom to do and say what they please until they are dead. I believe this is a form of martyrdom, uncaring what consequences befall yourself as long as your message is received.



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 08:03 PM
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I really hope it is not literal martyrdom. He seems like a good guy and I wish him luck. I would like to see more politicians do what he does.



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 08:18 PM
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warren408
Ted Cruz is reading Dr Suess on the senate floor, lol , I don't know why, but I like it.


Because that is the reading level of the members of congress?



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 08:28 PM
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Wires
Thanks for the info, I was wondering about his background myself. I respect his courage to stand up, but I don't think it will make much difference concerning Obamacare. I don't believe it can or will be repealed unless the GOP wins some senate seats, and the next president is a Republican.


I don't think the GOP can mount an effective campaign being as how they are so fragmented into squabbling factions. Not that it makes any difference as the corporations have a firm hold on what policy gets promoted regardless of party.

I find it amusing that the conservatives like to label obamacare as socialist when it's the insurance co's that will reap the obscene profits. That's capitalism....or perhaps fascism if you look behind the curtain.




This is nothing but a futile dog and pony show, that is why he is being allowed to do it.


exactly MM.....
edit on 24-9-2013 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 09:02 PM
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Cruz is okay in the Senate, but my concern is that he (and his handlers) are attempting to co-opt Rand. Cruz made me very nervous when he was running his mouth about giving up his Canadian citizenship, alleging that he would then be eligible to run for POTUS. He is NOT natural born and is ineligible for POTUS! I don't trust him. I, for one, am fed up with ineligibles being pushed as viable Presidential material (like Cruz, Jindal, Rubio)...



posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 09:39 PM
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Habit4ming
Cruz is okay in the Senate, but my concern is that he (and his handlers) are attempting to co-opt Rand. Cruz made me very nervous when he was running his mouth about giving up his Canadian citizenship, alleging that he would then be eligible to run for POTUS. He is NOT natural born and is ineligible for POTUS! I don't trust him. I, for one, am fed up with ineligibles being pushed as viable Presidential material (like Cruz, Jindal, Rubio)...


George Bush Jr was natural born US Citizen. So was Richard Nixon.

Yes, I believe it is important to have someone FROM this country to RUN this country, but what is more important, your heritage, or your rational state of mind?

I would vote for a non-US citizen, if there was some evidence of a mindset that could put us back on track. Evidence, mind you, not propaganda.





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