Jan 4, 2016 by

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“Ted Cruz Can Be Funny or Serious”

By Donna Garner



Ted Cruz Does “Princess Bride” Impression:


LINK TO 2:49 MINUTE YOUTUBE — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqXTd4s_8Wo




Excerpts from this article:


Many voters I’ve spoken with at his [Ted Cruz] events say they are sick and tired of Washington, but like that Cruz has some experience inside government — and that he is trying to implode it from within. The majority of the undecided voters I have spoken with have said they were very impressed after hearing Cruz speak. Many of them said they were undecided coming into a rally and supported him when it was over…

Cruz is known in Washington for being abrasive and disliked, but he’s pretty funny, friendly and approachable on the campaign trail. Cruz specializes in dad jokes and political humor, telling cute anecdotes about his daughters, especially about when they are feisty or somehow undermine him.

He also does a suite of impressions on the trail, including one of Ronald Reagan (whom he continually mentions) and Darth Vader, as well as scenes from his favorite movie, “The Princess Bride.” Inconceivable! In Charleston, S.C., he acted out a scene from “The Simpsons.”  (1.4.16 – Wash. Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/01/04/seven-things-i-learned-attending-ted-cruz-events/ )


…Cruz’s campaign announced it had raised $20 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, its biggest haul yet. Cruz assured supporters he would be a responsible steward of their dollars, using as an example the fact that his consultants do not earn a share of media buys

a growing chunk of the “establishment wing of the Republican Party is coming to our campaign as the alternative to Mr. Trump.” (12.31.15 — Texas Tribune12.31.15 – http://www.texastribune.org/2015/12/31/cruz-gop-primary-could-be-over-end-march/ )


Excerpts from Ted Cruz’s book, A TIME FOR TRUTH – Republican Wins in 2014 Because of Grassroots Fight Against Obamacare

In the words of Ted Cruz:

“In November 2014, Republicans won a historic victory at the polls. We won more seats in the House than any year since the 1920s. We won nine new Senate seats, and retired Harry Reid as majority leader. And the number-one issue that Republican candidates campaigned upon— the top subject of campaign ads across the country— was Obamacare.

Did it occur to anyone in Washington that our winning a tsunami of an election focused on Obamacare maybe, just maybe, was a direct result of our having energized and mobilized millions of Americans against it? Not for a moment.

But it’s true nonetheless. And, even more important, I believe we’ve laid the predicate for ultimately repealing this law. As a result of the amazing efforts of the grassroots, of our working so hard to highlight the immense harms, support for Obamacare has plummeted. In November 2014, Gallup found that just 37 percent of Americans approved of Obamacare.

In March 2014, Pew found that 53 percent of Hispanics disapproved of Obamacare. And in December, a Fox poll showed that 57 percent of women disapproved of Obamacare, and 60 percent of young people (under 35) likewise disapproved.

This is going to be a central issue— if not the central issue— in the next election. And as a result of the tremendous mobilization of the grassroots— and our winning the substantive argument that the law is failing badly— I am convinced that, come 2017, a Republican president will sign legislation repealing every word of it. (pp. 284-285 — Cruz, Ted.  A Time for Truth. New York: Broadside Books, An Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers. 2015. (http://www.amazon.com/Time-Truth-Reigniting-Promise-America/dp/0062365614/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1451517950&sr=8-1&keywords=a+time+for+truth )


1995 — “Ronald Reagan:  Bold Colors – No Pale Pastels”

LINK TO 2:24 YOUTUBE — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OznoFCZdS8

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