Scott Walker Compliments Cruz Before Saying Washington Needs A ‘Fresh Face’

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Ahead of Ted Cruz’s presidential announcement Monday, Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin contended American voters seek a “new fresh face” to enter the White House when President Obama’s term ends in January 2017.

Cruz officially announced his candidacy on Monday. Tucker Carlson and former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., now a Fox News contributor, asked Walker about Cruz’s jumping into the race.

“I think for Republican voters and Americans, generally, it’s great to have many excellent choices. What I hear when I travel this country is three simple things. Voters tell me overwhelmingly they want a new fresh face,” he said, continuing:

If we’re going to take on someone from the past in former Secretary of State Clinton, we need a face for the future. Secondly they say we need someone with big, bold ideas from outside of Washington. And third, the most important thing I keep hearing over and over again is they want someone with a proven track record, they want someone who doesn’t just talk about it but someone who’s actually done it.

Walker, who was giving the interview from Florida, hinted about getting into the race himself.

“And that’s why I think there’s incredible interest about the possibility of us getting in the race,” Walker said.  “If there are others out there, so much the better to have many great choices out there, but I think being a governor with a proven record is certainly something voters are looking at very closely.”

A RealClearPolitics average of polls for the 2016 Republican nomination shows the Wisconsin governor way ahead of the junior senator from Texas. Walker is tied for the lead with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 16.6 percent, while Cruz is eighth with 4.6 percent.

h/t: The Daily Caller

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Donny Deutsch Goes After Newly Announced ‘Scary… Dangerous… Slimy… Ignorant’ Ted Cruz

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MSNBC contributor Donny Deutsch joined Morning Joe on Monday and proceeded to voice his opinion for newly-announced presidential candidate Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

He wasted no time throwing Cruz under the bus, labeling him all sorts of adjectives in an obvious display of contempt.

“…He’s completely unelectable, obviously an interesting character and obviously he’ll have a place at the table but unelectable for a host of reasons,” Deutsch said. “And when I look at him, basically he’s accomplished nothing. …He’s an obstructionist.”

“He brings no new ideas to the table…” Deutsch added.

Deutsch jumped all over Cruz about being a climate change denier and subsequently called him “dumb” and “ignorant.” Host Mika Brzezinski – while admitting she doesn’t “agree with a word” Cruz says – thinks he is a “force to be reckoned with.”

“I think he’s the worst,” Deutsch interrupted. “I think he’s scary, I think he’s dangerous, I think he’s slimy and I think he brings no fresh ideas.”

In such a short time, Twitter has exploded with anti-Cruz sentiments:

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Then there were those who fought back against the pushback:

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Newsbusters/ Uncle Beal

This one wanted to fight back using the Left’s model:

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Newsbusters/ John Wollaston

h/t: Newsbusters

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Ted Cruz’s Top 5 Presidential Moments – Why He’s Ready…

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Senator Ted Cruz announced his bid for the Presidency Monday at Liberty University. The right is divided on his candidacy – some love him, some hate him. Breathe, you guys.  Here at LouderWithCrowder.com and WesternJournalism.com, we’re just glad to have a deep bench. Paul, Rubio, Walker, Perry, Jindal, Christie, Bush… there’s a lot of GOP contenders to go around these days. (But here’s hoping we conservatives can agree on one good candidate rather than allowing the moderates to push us aside yet again!)

1.  Green eggs and ham – 21 hours.  Ted Cruz spent 21 hours on the Senate floor explaining to America why Obamacare was (and is) a really bad idea. And he read Green Eggs and Ham. And did a Darth Vader impression. Try and say that’s not awesome.

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2.  Tweets on the Senate Floor – several months before Cruz’s filibuster, Senator Rand Paul spent 18 hours on the Senate floor explaining the dangers of drones and threats to Americans’ privacy rights. Ted Cruz took to the floor to read #StandWithRand tweets… a historic first in the Senate, and a delight to social media users everywhere.

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3.  Stand with Israel – in perhaps his most controversial move as a Senator, Ted Cruz walked out on a gathering of “In Defense of Christians,” saying “If you will not stand with Israel and the Jews, I will not stand with you.”  That took a serious pair.

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4.  The wisdom of Cicero – in 4 minutes of literary brilliance, Ted Cruz adapted the famed speech of the Roman Cicero and applied it to President Obama’s immigration policies.  Boom.

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5.  Amazing Grace – traditional values are what Cruz is all about. His personal, Biblically charged 2014 speech at the Values Voter Summit won the day, and a lot of conservatives along with it. The guy just leaves goodness in his wake.

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Report: Ted Cruz Can Run For President, Disappointing These Skeptics And Haters

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Many have objected to Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for president due to fact he was born not in the United States, but in Canada.

Although Cruz lives in Houston, he was born in Calgary, Alberta, the province’s largest city. This brought out many skeptics during Cruz’s speech Monday.

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Others were more vehement in their criticism that because Cruz was born north of the border, in the first city ever to host the Winter Olympic Games (1988), he is not eligible to run for president:

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But as Vox reporter Dara Lind points out, Cruz’s mother, Eleanor Darragh, was an American citizen from Delaware, while his father, Rafael, was a Cuban national who obtained a green card while living in the U.S. Rafael became a citizen himself ten years ago.

By virtue of Cruz’s mother physically living in the U.S. for more than five years and more than two after her 14th birthday, his citizenship is not debatable – Cruz is definitely an American citizen. However, the question is if he a “natural born” citizen as stipulated in the U.S. Constitution. Here is the relevant text from Article II, Section 1:

No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.

Cruz’s case is not unique. His colleague in the U.S. Senate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., ran into a similar issue when he ran for president in 2008 because he was born in the Panama Canal Zone.

During the 2008 campaign, the Senate passed a resolution affirming McCain’s status as a natural born citizen. Then Sens. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., who were in the middle of a tough campaign against each other for the Democratic nomination, sponsored the measure.

Lind also noted that McCain faced a lawsuit from New Hampshire resident John Hollander, who voted against the Arizona Senator during the state’s primary–asserting his eligibility. The suit went nowhere after it was dismissed later that summer. Her conclusion:

The moral of the story: it’s pretty darn clear that Ted Cruz is eligible to run for president. At the same time, that doesn’t mean that no one in this country of 300 million Americans will be crazy enough to say he isn’t.

h/t: Vox

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Watch Hilarious GOP Ad Mimic Dos Equis In Their Portrayal Of Hillary Clinton

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The Mexican beer Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting Man in the World” is a widely known and commonly-memed character today.

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Recently, a video produced by the GOP mimics Dos Equis and calls former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the “least transparent person in the world.”

The 30-second clip mocks the news circling the Clintons and their foundation in recent months pertaining to her handling of government emails on a private server and the unreported donations from foreign countries.

In her latest press conference, she attempted to explain herself–but only deflected questions and chalked up the use of personal email to a matter of “convenience” in operating one device instead of two – which was false since she had been caught saying she used both an iPhone and a Blackberry.

“Stay secretive my friends.”

h/t: IJReview

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