Cruz Missiles Over Washington (Video)

Since Ted Cruz hit Washington DC, he’s been busy making  liberal heads explode in his own spectacular way. The following videos of Ted Cruz making liberals squirm are just from the last 24 hours!

Ted Cruz at a gun control hearing yesterday:

Speaking to the DOJ prosecutor, he began innocently enough: “You focused on straw purchases and that is an area of potential bipartisan cooperation. The Chairman brought it up, and I think all of us agree, that if there are those with criminal intent, transferring firearms to felons, there should be strict punishments for that. So that may be a productive area of cooperation.” (Brows furrowing)… But I would point out that —- one of the largest straw purchasers we’ve seen in recent years has been — (pregnant pause) — the United States of America in the Fast and Furious program which sent thousands of firearms – deliberately allowed them to go into the hands of violent drug cartels which in turn were used to kill hundreds of citizens innocent citizens in Mexico and at least one law enforcement officer.”

Boom.

Ted Cruz reacts to Obama’s SOTU on Hannity, last night, via the WFB:

Obama “Didn’t Propose a Single Spending Cut in Anything”.

Blam.

Sen Ted Cruz Opening Comments in Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Second Amendment:

“In my view the divide on this issue is fairly straight forward. The focus on law enforcement should be on criminals and we should be unstinting in protecting communities, many of the communities that each of you have suffered losses in, are communities sadly in which law enforcement has been failing. And we should be working to fix that problem. At the same time, I think we should continue to respect and protect the constitutional rights of law abiding citizens.”

These comments at the Hagel hearing yesterday,  are causing particular angst on the left.

“I will point out that this committee knows absolutely nothing about the personal compensation Chuck Hagel received in 2008, 2009, and 2010. We don’t know for example, if he was given compensation for giving paid speeches at extreme or radical groups…”

Ka-pow!

Keep up the excellent work, Senator!

Marco Rubio on Fox and Friends: “My Mouth Got Dry – What Can I Say? (Video)

Nothing more really needs to be said, but it will be so it’s a good thing that Marco Rubio has a healthy sense of humor.

Fox and Friends host, Steve Doocy was quick to get the issue of Rubio’s water gulping out of the way, when the Senator from Florida appeared appeared on the the show this morning. In what looked to me like a pre-planned gag, Rubio whipped out a bottle of water and took a swig at Doocy’s beckoning.

“My mouth got dry, and I had to get some water,” Rubio replied, laughing. “I figured I would better off taking the water and taking the hit for it than being unable to pronounce my words. It had been a long day at work, we had already done an 18-minute recording in Spanish. My mouth got dry — what can I say?”

Rubio went on to articulately criticize Obama’s agenda, beckoning him to give up on his “obsession with raising taxes.”

“For every problem we have, his solution is a new law, a new spending program, or something else, and that just doesn’t work. That’s an old idea that’s been tried all over the world, that’s failed every single time. So what I hope the President will do  is give up with his obsession he has on raising taxes, and  let’s engage in a real conversation about getting our debt under control and more importantly about growing our economy, rapidly, because that’s the only way we’re going to create the kind of jobs we need, and bring our debt down.”

Video via Gateway Pundit

McCain Backing Away From No Filibuster Stance On Hagel (Video)

Yesterday, in a rare party line vote,  the Senate Armed Services Committee voted 14-11 to advance Hagel’s nomination to the Senate floor for the final verdict.

Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo) indicated this morning that Republicans had enough votes to delay debate on the nomination of Chuck Hagel as Obama’s Secretary of Defense.

Blunt (R-Mo.) said he believed there were 40 votes in the Senate that indicated “it’s too quick to end the debate on this nomination.”

Now, thankfully, Senator McCain is  backing away from his previous  no-filibuster stance on the nomination.

After saying just days ago that Senate Republicans shouldn’t filibuster Hagel’s nod, McCain now says he hasn’t made up his mind about whether he would vote to end debate and allow a floor vote on the former Nebraska senator’s confirmation.

McCain is now waiting to see whether the White House will respond to a letter requesting more information about Obama’s “actions and orders” the night of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

“We are hoping to get an answer to a simple question,” McCain told POLITICO.

At yesterday’s hearing, McCain stated that he did not believe that they should move forward with the nomination until questions that he and Senators Graham and  Ayotte had posed, were answered. And he called  Hagel’s Senate testimony, Jan. 31, “the most unimpressive performance that I have seen in watching many nominees who came before the committee for their various positions. McCain expressed disdain for the fact that Hagel didn’t even know our policy toward Iran is not one of containment – “he had to be corrected by the Chair of the committee,” said. “The next Sec. of Defense is going to have to deal with a world on fire, and I believe the testimony of Senator Hagel was not reassuring.”

UPDATE:

Senator Graham’s statement, at yesterday’s committee hearing is worth a listen, too. After noting that he doesn’t vote against nominee, often, he said his objection to Hagel was about “a series of votes and statements that paint an unusually disturbing picture.” He said, “there’s a the left lane in politics, there’s a left lane, and and a middle lane, and when it comes to some of the Iranian and Israeli issues, there’s the Chuck Hagel Lane. He’s in a league of his own, guys”

Senator Ted Cruz Statement on the SOTU: “Obama only knows how to grow government, not the economy”

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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statement responding to the President’s State of the Union address:

The President had an opportunity to reach across the aisle and propose policies to produce economic growth. Unfortunately, he chose instead to embrace unabashed liberalism. 

 President Obama only knows how to grow government, not the economy. 

 Under President Obama, the economy is entering its fifth year of substandard annual growth – 0.8% on average — compared to an average of 3.3% for the last 70 years.

If the President’s big-government policies were enacted, they would make it harder for the 23 million people out of work to find a job, harder for young people coming out of school to find their first job, and harder for Hispanics and African Americans struggling to achieve the American dream.

 There is potential for real bipartisan cooperation in Congress to get the economy growing and help people get back to work, but expanding government spending, debt, taxes, and control of the economy will only make the problem worse. 

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Da Tech Guy has a good piece on Cruz, today: Ted Cruz’s “Evil Empire” moment:

During the party line vote in Committee that sent the Chuck Hagel nomination to the floor Ted Cruz did the unthinkable. He said aloud something everyone knew was absolutely true for the record:

Chuck Hagel is endorsed by Iran. Here is the clip from Cruz’s speech on the subject.

The reaction to Cruz’s words was incredible. It was called unfair, it was said we shouldn’t judge Hagel by those who endorse him, and Ted Cruz was attacked. His words were said to be inflammatory, uncalled for, extreme, improper and defamatory toward a person as honorable as Chuck Hagel.

Morning Joe particularly tore into Ted Cruz, he was portrayed as beyond the pale, as an extremist. He was mocked and derided and the entire Morning Joe table had a lot of things to say about what Ted Cruz had to say about Chuck Hagel.

In all of the words in all the critiques of Ted Cruz by the left in general and MSNBC & Morning Joe in particular there is one word that I noticed was missing from every statement hitting Senator Cruz for his statements on Senator Hagel:

False.

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