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James Carville hearts Ted Cruz

James Carville hearts Ted Cruz

I think Carville is sincere here.

Via Mediaite:

“I think he is the most talented and fearless Republican politician I’ve seen in the last 30 years,” Carville asserted emphatically, as the panel discussed Cruz’s reported presidential aspirations. “I further think that he is going to run for president, and he is going to create something.”

That’s not to say Cruz would win, Carville noted, but “this guy has no fear. He just keeps plowing ahead. He is going to be something to watch.”

“I don’t agree with,” he added elsewhere in the segment, but: “This guy is something.” And “more talented than all of the other guys.”


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Carville and the Dems probably think they have something to smash Cruz with. Such as the fact he was born in Canada. This snake and his fellow travelers always have ulterior motives.

The Left will finally believe in one part of the U.S. Constitution:

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“.

Personally, I think it’s way too early to ascribe Presidential aspirations to Ted Cruz. We saw how the meteoric rise of Obama “benefited” the country…not.

Give the man enough time to establish to everyone that his credentials are progressive-proof, and the country can debate the Citizenship clause in the meantime.

Cruz’s place of birth is immaterial as McCain was born out of country too. But Cruz’s father was never kicked out of the US and wasn’t a bigamist so he is one up on Obama for that too.

great unknown | May 5, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Shame that Rubio is no longer part of the conversation – unless he pulls a Crist. Whereupon, it will no longer be a shame, but rather a good thing.

I have reservations about electing a New Senator to the Presidency, Senator Cruz would not be a President Obama. An interesting ticket might be Ted Cruz for President and Artur Davis for VP. You wouldn’t want to debate that team.

casualobserver | May 5, 2013 at 6:42 pm

I have so little patience for people who make a living from ideological opinion-making. Carville is proof positive that when the pressure is off – when they aren’t desperate to get someone elected/reelected soon – they can be almost reasonable. By Mr. Hyde comes out as soon as the next key election comes, and they cannot find a single positive thing to say about an opposition candidate to save their lives.

I can live without the pundits. Of all stripes.

    great unknown in reply to casualobserver. | May 5, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    What’s the difference between them and lawyers? Avid and often vicious advocates for whomever is paying them, but in private, they can be almost human.

When your enemies like you, it’s time to hang it up.

1. Back in January, I commented:

What a brilliant individual. He emanates it. Listen to how quickly, how seamlessly, he reconfigures the questions.

My guideline is that, before seeking higher office, a politician should be reelected to their current slot by a greater margin than they were elected by.

Cruz heads my list of potential exceptions.

Not that I’m bragging…not that I’m bragging about what I pointed out way back in January. Nope, not at all. 😎

2. I notice that some Real Conservatives™ are frowning at the mention of Cruz’s name. Better and better.

3. But it’s still very very early.

The good news is, we don’t need him to tells that.

In fact, we don’t need Carville to tell us anything.

In fact, we don’t need Carville.

Isn’t it absolutely amazing that there is only one ‘Ted Cruz’ in the entire GOP?

And we ACCEPT that?

casualobserver | May 5, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Hey, according to ex-Governor Bill Richardson Cruz isn’t Hispanic……because of his politics.

chilipalmer | May 5, 2013 at 11:23 pm

The number one criterion needed in the person to save this country is lack of fear which I knew long before Carville said it. I couldn’t care less if he meant it. The radical left is in charge of this country, its culture, major newspaper and television outlets, education system, much of its court system, some of its police departments, its banking system, basic functions formerly performed by the states, and now both political parties. Codevilla has explained how the GOP has merged with the democrats. NPR even said it was better for Boehner that Obama was elected. It cannot be overstated how deeply the establishment GOP/Bush crowd despise those of us on the right who would like to see a real 2 party system restored. They will use any weapon necessary to silence us such as planting articles saying we’re the re-emergence of the John Birch Society. Another factor that can’t be overstated is the influence of Rupert Murdoch and Fox News. Murdoch hires Bush crowd failures on Fox News to define the discourse and make sure candidates that could help us don’t get the right kind of coverage. Murdoch’s far left views on major issues are very important to him. Karl Rove didn’t fail in 2012, he succeeded in defeating the Tea Party. That’s all the GOP wants. It’s a waste of time to discuss a future GOP pres. candidate without acknowledging that such a person must above all be fearless. Ted Cruz’ resume is more than a few months in the Senate. He was a Princeton debating champion, graduate of Harvard Law School, clerk to Chief Justice Rehnquist, Solicitor Gen. of the State of Texas, beat the entire Texas GOP establishment, beat the entire national GOP establishment, beat a Texas establishment candidate who spent $25 million of his own money to get elected, and all this by the age of 41. Cruz turned 42 in Dec. 2012 I believe.

One of the best ways to destroy young talent is to rush it along too fast.

Cruz is a bright guy with a brighter future, in time. Cruz is no more qualified to be President now than the man in the moon. He needs to gain experience in management by running a state government before applying for the biggest management job in the world.

Harding, Kennedy, Obama – Senators elected to be President without administrative experience. All were failed Presidencies. Let’s learn our lessons, people!

RReaganConservative | May 6, 2013 at 4:13 am

Excerpt from Ronald Reagan’s speech at the 1977 CPAC Conference-

Quote- “Our candidates must be willing to communicate with every level of society, because the principles we espouse are universal and cut across traditional lines. In every Congressional district there should be a search made for young men and women who share these principles and they should be brought into positions of leadership in the local Republican Party groups. We can find attractive, articulate candidates if we look, and when we find them, we will begin to change the sorry state of affairs that has led to a Democratic-controlled Congress for more than 40 years.

I need not remind you that you can have the soundest principles in the world, but if you don’t have candidates who can communicate those principles, candidates who are articulate as well as principled, you are going to lose election after election. I refuse to believe that the good Lord divided this world into Republicans who defend basic values and Democrats who win elections. We have to find tough, bright young men and women who are sick and tired of cliches and the pomposity and the mind-numbing economic idiocy of the liberals in Washington.” unquote

This is exactly what Ronald Reagan meant..  Sen. Ted Cruz is the perfect example of a true Reagan Constitutional Conservative who is smart, articulate intelligent, courageous- someone who is an American Patriot first, defending the values and principles of Individual Freedom and Liberty, in and of the US Constitution, and a Republican Party member second.

Sen Ted Cruz is a true Reagan Conservative, and not a spineless cowardice GOP establishment McRINO, or McBoehner liberal progressive stooge of the Obama left. This is why he represents We the People, for whom the leftists on both sides of the political aisle hates him, along with their sycophant MSMedia propagandist tools, and why We the People love him.

Now some would say, there must be some ulterior motive here, for James Carville to state such a statement of praise, as we see it, about Sen Ted Cruz.

My reply- This may be true, but We the People, Reagan conservatives know what truth is, and know how and what in differentiating the difference between motivated rhetoric, and the truth as it is.

Paul Krugman, the delusional liberal Socialist Keynesian economist, wrote an article where he iterated that Bill Clinton did not do anything to assist the economic growth during the 1990’s, for which he took credit for, but was the recipient of the success of Reaganomics that lasted for decades.

So, when someone of incredulous reputation states something truthful, it must be measured by the truth of the statement, then factored by any degree of motive. 

Thus, in this instance, James Carville, as a staunch liberal Democratic political tactician and Hillary Clinton confidant and ally, has seen fit to say what he feels is the truth about what he sees in and about Sen Ted Cruz,  then we weight that accordingly. In this case he is correct.  There is not an ulterior motive here, because he and the Democrats can not take advantage of anything that would be immediately recognizably politically beneficial to them, by his acknowledgement of this truthful assessment.