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Ted Cruz..

"Okay, we've got two pending nominations, John Kerry and Chuck Hagel," he said in responding to a question at the National Review Institute summit in Washington. "Both of whom are very prominently -- "

Cruz took a pregnant pause. "Anti-us?" said a moderator.

"Less than ardent fans of the U.S. military," he continued.

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Chickenhawk (also chicken hawk and chicken-hawk) is a political term used in the United States to describe a person who strongly supports war or other military action (i.e., a War Hawk), yet who actively avoided military service when of age.
The term indicates that the person in question is hypocritical for personally dodging a draft or otherwise shirking their duty to their country during a time of armed conflict while advocating that others do so. Generally, the implication is that chickenhawks lack the moral character to ask others to support, fight and perhaps die in an armed conflict.
Considering that we have been a several wars since Sept 11th., Ted Cruz is certainly of age to have served our country in Iraq or Afghanistan in the past and is frankly still young enough to sign up.
Given that he made a spectacle of himself voting against Hagel he now has drawn eyes on himself.  Obviously Cornyn had to vote against him as he is old guard Republican needs be keep in the good graces of the Texas Tea Party and his buddy Ted Calgary Cruz.

Fox news was crying waa eaa about it after Rachel Maddow. Ha ha, then the video is removed!

Where is bubbanomics when I need him!!!!!
I wrote this yesterday and saw there was interest. So I am back at it.

Ted Cruz = chicken hawk

A look at Ted Cruz's wiki reveals that he was send to segregating "faith schools". established after LBJ's  Civil Rights Act of 1964.

LBJ predicted the loss of the Dixicrats to the Republicans and it happened. But LBJ was a brilliant man if a very flawed man.  He knew that in time the Dixicrats would fade out in time.  But they won't if they keep reproducing.

Ted Cruz

Cruz and his wife, Heidi Nelson Cruz, have two daughters, Caroline Camille and Catherine Christiane. Cruz met his wife while working on the George W. Bush presidential campaign of 2000. Cruz's wife is currently head for the Southwest Region in the Investment Management Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and previously worked in the White House for Condoleezza Rice and in New York as an investment banker.[42][43]
Ted Cruz.. "Less than ardent fans of the U.S. military,"Hardee har har indeed!

Little Teddy was catering to the greatest draft dodger of all W!

6:42 AM PT: Link to Chris Matthews on Weak Tea Ted Cruz.

Originally posted to TexMex on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 05:48 AM PST.

Also republished by CenTex Kossacks, TexKos-Messing with Texas with Nothing but Love for Texans, and LatinoKos.

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  •  The little punk was just 30 when 9/11 happened (2+ / 0-)
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    TexMex, jimstaro

    and only 20 during the 1st Gulf War.  Guess he had other priorities.

    You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

    by Cartoon Peril on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 06:07:54 AM PST

  •  thank you PatricaVa (2+ / 0-)
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    papa monzano, teknohed

    Recently heard a Ted Cruz interview (20+ / 0-)
    He was asked how he did in predominantly Hispanic areas of Texas.  He replied that, because Texas was not a swing state, no exit poll data was available, but that he thought he did well.

    My BS detector immediately went off.  No candidate for Senate would be so clueless as to how he did with a key demo group.  He knew he didn't do well, but did not want to admit it.

    So I looked up Cameron and Hidalgo county, each 90% Hispanic.

    United States Senator     Mail In     Early
    Voting     Election
    Day     Total
    Ted Cruz     1,062     16,833     11,048     28,943
    Paul Sadler     686     22,280     19,650     42,616
    John Jay Myers     24     871     775     1,670
    David B. Collins     11     486     509     1,006

    President and Vice-President     Mail In     Early
    Voting     Election
    Day     Total
    Mitt Romney / Paul Ryan     1,090     15,550     9,405     26,045
    Barack Obama / Joe Biden     734     25,658     23,501     49,893
    Gary Johnson / Jim Gray     8     256     280     544
    Jill Stein / Cheri Honkala     5     84     68     157

    total votes for president, 76639
    bo %:  65%
    mr %   34%

    total votes for senate, 74235
    tc % 39%
    ps % 57%

    President and Vice President    
    Vote type summary
    Contest Detail Map
    257 of 257 Precincts Reporting
                Percent    Votes
        28.61%    39,865
        70.32%    97,969
        0.64%    889
        0.30%    414
    WRITE-IN (NON)  
        0.13%    185
    United States Senator    
    Vote type summary

    Contest Detail Map
    257 of 257 Precincts Reporting
                Percent    Votes
    TED CRUZ (REP)  
        31.29%    41,671
        66.38%    88,391
        1.44%    1,916
        0.89%    1,187

    My point?
    In Cameron County and Hidalgo County, tc outperformed mr by just 5% and 3%, respectively.

    TC, the future "savior" of the GOP, barely did better than Romney with Hispanics.

    And that's the problem with prominent Hispanics within the GOP. They're all Cuban.  And as I've said before, I do believe that there's a lot of "friction" b/w Mexican-Americans (which I am) and Cubans.

    Specifically, because of the immigration issue.

    Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project.

    by PatriciaVa on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 09:31:02 PM CST

    •  cuban (2+ / 0-)
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      TexMex, teknohed

      the republican party still refuses to see any daylight between groups under the umbrella of Latino. Cubans are not Puerto Ricans are not Mexicans, etc.

      Here's to hoping they never catch on.

      If only Michael Phelps hadn't smoked that pot...imagine what he could have accomplished with motivation and good lung capacity.

      by papa monzano on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 07:25:40 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  Why Calgary? (1+ / 0-)
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    I'm seeing that attached to his name everywhere all of a sudden, but I seem to have missed the origin. My first thought is maybe that's where he was during Vietnam, but he's too young for that to even be an issue. What gives?

    Certaines personnes disent qu'il y a une femme à blâmer, Mais je sais que c'est ma faute sacrément.

    by RamblinDave on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 07:22:02 AM PST

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