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Ted Cruz: 'Part of the Problem' With America Is the White House IsnâEUR(TM)t in Texas ~ TEXT and VIDEO

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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz argued in a recent interview that the United States would be better off ~ and he would be more liked ~ if the White House moved to Texas.


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Carrie B (306)
Sunday March 29, 2015, 1:00 pm

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz argued in a recent interview that the United States would be better off — and he would be more liked — if the White House moved to Texas.

On Sunday’s edition of State of the Union, CNN host Dana Bash pointed out to Cruz that he was “not the most popular person” among Republican lawmakers.

“But again, when you are president of the United States, you have to have some level or measure of liability in order to reach out and get things done,” Bash explained. “How will you overcome that?”

According to Cruz, there was an “inverse relationship” between being “reviled in Washington and appreciated back home.”

Sticking to the claim that it had actually been Democrats who shut down the government when he filibustered over President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, Cruz recalled that he had been hailed as a hero in Texas.

“You were in Texas when I came home to the State Convention of the Texas Federation of Republican Women, and you saw the reaction of, in that case, the women back home who enthusiastically appreciated someone who was standing and fighting for them,” he opined.

“But the White House isn’t in Texas,” Bash reminded him. “It’s in Washington.”

“And that’s part of the problem,” Cruz quipped.

“If you want to be president of the United States, you’re going to live in the White House and work within the confines of the government,” Bash said. “You’re asking people to text message about the Constitution. So, you obviously don’t want to change the system that much.”

“How do you get to a place where you would be likable enough and have relationships enough to actually get things done?” she pressed.

Cruz argued that “there have been more than a few rocks tossed my direction from Democrats and Republicans.”

“And yet in my entire time there, I haven’t reciprocated,” he insisted. “You have never heard me speak ill of any senator, Republican or Democrat. And I don’t intend to start.”

“I’m not going to engage in the personal mudslinging, in the negative attacks on people’s character.”

Watch the video from CNN’s State of the Union, broadcast March 29, 2015.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 29, 2015, 1:04 pm
Thank you Carrie.
I'm at the point I wish another Republican would declare his candidacy because frankly I cannot handle Cruz getting all the airtime he's getting! He frightens me.

Kathleen M (208)
Sunday March 29, 2015, 1:08 pm
Incredulously noted. Thanks, Carrie. Open mouth, spew forth delusional nonsense...and moving the White House to TX wouldn't change Cruz's MO.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 29, 2015, 1:41 pm
Ted Cruz is so patently ridiculous that, by the time the Republican Convention comes along, his own party will have told him to sit down and shut up.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday March 29, 2015, 1:43 pm
What does he eat and drink?
Thanks Carrie.

Animae C (509)
Sunday March 29, 2015, 1:56 pm

Carrie B (306)
Sunday March 29, 2015, 3:46 pm
The GOP has been telling Cruz to sit down and shut up for years, but he doesn't listen to anything except the little voices inside his head!

Terry King (113)
Sunday March 29, 2015, 5:03 pm
I would like him better if he moved back to Canada!

Angelika R (143)
Sunday March 29, 2015, 5:40 pm
Thx for the good laugh!

Carol R (11)
Sunday March 29, 2015, 9:19 pm
Have to agree with Nancy... he's got his platform now to spew his idiocy. And he'll milk it to the end. Ugh! thanks Carrie.

Terry King (113)
Sunday March 29, 2015, 10:20 pm
Where is Orly Taitz now that we need her?

Past Member (0)
Monday March 30, 2015, 1:09 am
What is wrong with America is politicians like Ted Cruz.

Louise D (44)
Monday March 30, 2015, 5:49 am
I wonder what Ted Cruz would be doing if he was not in politics: the only thing I could think of is that he would be biting the heads of live chickens. This is a typical tactic of the GOP let the loons out first so that the preferred candidate has an easy run. However, in the case of diminishing returns they could have Ted Cruz bite the heads off a few chickens to win the Presidential candidacy.

Tammy I (88)
Monday March 30, 2015, 6:24 am
As a liberal Texan, no that is not an oxymoron, Cruz is a disgrace to Texas and our country. Witnessing his incessant asinine behavior is, at best, entertaining.

Terry Wheeler (1)
Monday March 30, 2015, 6:34 am
Cruz is a self-serving ego-manic who has not one plan that anybody takes seriously. Go back to Canada

Thomas M (8)
Monday March 30, 2015, 7:03 am
I think Cruz belongs in the Republic of Texas, they voted for him. High IQ, low common sense and emotional and social skills makes for a hazardous relationship with anyone who comes in contact with him. On top of that, he is a liar and is proud of it. Ya all goin' ta vote fer im agin?

pam w (139)
Monday March 30, 2015, 7:35 am
Imagine him on a ticket with Sarah Palin?

Gene Jacobson (288)
Monday March 30, 2015, 9:06 am
We would be better off if he moved back to Canada or Mexico permanently. Don't care which, just leave. As soon as possible.

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Monday March 30, 2015, 11:49 am
I still think he's a lightning-rod pushed ahead to detract attention from the real candidates. The Republicans have no candidates worth thinking about, but after a few weeks of Cruzian BS they'll look pretty good to the average Republican voter by comparison. Scraping the barrel for a somewhat acceptable candidate and not finding one, putting Cruz out in front must have been plan B for the oligarchs sponsoring this charade.

Joanne Dixon (37)
Monday March 30, 2015, 12:54 pm
Darren - "What does he eat and drink?" Are you thinking what I'm thinking? A lot of GMOs?
Gene - Ted's Hispanic background is Cuban, not Mexican. There is a serious caste system among those who identify as Hispanics (I'm sure not all of them, but many.) Telling him to go back to Mexico is a little like telling Bibi to go back to Palestine. Of course that might be exactly what you meant!

Onita Northington (44)
Monday March 30, 2015, 12:57 pm
You can tell by looking at his plastered down hair he was born with a stick up his ass. Heaven help us all if this nut gets elected!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jae A (316)
Monday March 30, 2015, 1:03 pm
Well perhaps he's got a point to some degree :-)...seeing as how the 'oil companies' who head-quarter in Texas own the White House and have for decades, it's just more official since the Bush/Cheney days in office.'

That being said :

Pam....Cruz and Palin and the ballot that would surpass all SNL and at least bring tears of laughter from all who would listen to them me thinketh.

I too believe that Cruz should head back to Canada or Mexico, either will do Gene mentioned would be his best choice before he latterly becomes a laughing stock within his own party as well as others, just as with Palin during and after her run for VP.

Ken O (55)
Monday March 30, 2015, 1:35 pm
The biggest single problem with America is the Republican party. After that the Military Industrial Complex. After that, the Banks.

Janet B (0)
Monday March 30, 2015, 6:22 pm

Mitchell D (82)
Monday March 30, 2015, 7:06 pm
Pam, I had been looking forward to the laughs, were Cruz and Paul to duke it out, but a Cruz/Palin ticket would be still funnier!
Tammy, I really feel for you!

As the ad referred to:
Three warning signs of (an early onset) of Alzheimer's:
1-Your name is Ted Cruz
2-You think you can think
3-You can't hear the world's laughter.

Katie & Bill D (107)
Monday March 30, 2015, 9:18 pm
Oh yes we all are looking for ward to the show he will have and have some laugh's.
He and all the rest of the GOP's
Thank you Carrie

Arild Warud (174)
Tuesday March 31, 2015, 3:58 am
Love the picture on your post Carrie.

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday March 31, 2015, 8:38 am
The White House has been in Texas for awhile now. We have been Bushwhacked, our text books are being told what they can have in them by Republican Texans.....I could go on.

Tammy I (88)
Tuesday March 31, 2015, 8:52 am
Thanks, Mitchelll, for your sympathy! I wish I could move, but then I realize that we need more liberals to move into Texas to help clean up this mess. I was at the library yesterday and had a wonderful conversation with the librarian who I discovered is a liberal. It was like breathing fresh air for the first time in a very long time. I think I found a new friend!

Marian Beth B (58)
Tuesday March 31, 2015, 10:08 am
I really do feel sorry for liberal Texans! We have liberal voters in Virginia, too....they just didn't get off their rears to go vote for liberals for the House, so we've got a real right wing nut job still there, and he's been put in charge of the House Judiciary Committee! Horror of horrors!

We can start NOW trying to motivate voters to act in the next few years....

Lady Suki (446)
Tuesday March 31, 2015, 10:47 am
The shots are too easy. The jokes write themselves. I must decline. Mr. Cruz for the love of God, at least give me a challenge when it comes to producing jokes about your presidential run. :))

Marina P (28)
Monday March 14, 2016, 10:07 am
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