Cruzin’ With Ted – CPAC Edition

Ted Cruz spoke at the annual Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) meeting today. I’m not sure but I think I felt a tingle in my leg. Walker-Cruz might be my fantasy ticket.

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Cruzin with Ted

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35 Responses to Cruzin’ With Ted – CPAC Edition

  1. SHV says:

    For a change of pace from dismal socio/political sludge, here is a link to a live Bald Eagle nest cam. My wife has become addicted to watching mom, dad and the babies.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Awww love the eagle cams. We had one locally but the feds tore it down, too close to the airport (the botanical garden sits next to it). Mama eagle got killed flying across the runway and they were afraid the eagle to do that could bring down a plane😦 Dad eagle tried to take care of the 3 babies but wild life experts were worried he was stressing, so they took the babies away to raise and released later to the wild. Dad returned shortly thereafter with a “girlfriend” ….. then the feds moved in. Drama!

    • leslie says:

      Thank you! I love the eagles’ cam. I didn’t know it was still available.

    • 49erDweet says:

      A reminder (to those of us who need it) of how much work goes into raising kidlets.

      • lyn says:

        I watched a cam of a peregrine falcon nest on a ledge of a Seattle building and was heartbroken when one of the fledglings died from crashing into a window. Its body was face down near the nest.

  2. Myiq2xu says:

    Via Ace:

    I do not buy the argument that the administration’s downplaying the anti-Semitic nature of the crime was the result of a stubborn refusal to admit an incident of presidential inarticulateness. As I’ve written elsewhere, more likely is it that the president and his administration are reluctant to draw much attention to anti-Semitism for the same reason they are reluctant to speak plainly about militant Islamism: They seek an accommodation with the Muslim world, where bigoted views about Jews are prevalent if not mainstream, and harping about anti-Semitism gets in the way of that all-consuming aspiration. The same goes for anti-Christian animus; see, for instance, the White House’s anodyne condemnation of the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya last week, which made no mention of the reason why they were killed. As such, the president cannot let a discussion go by of the Islamic State (which, he insists, is “not Islamic”) without a reference to the Christian Crusades (“committed … in the name of Christ”) of five centuries ago.

    So, true to form, after this month’s Copenhagen attack, a National Security Council statement made no mention of the fact that a Jewish institution had been targeted. Likewise, the New York Times article reporting on the events, while not mentioning the word “anti-Semitism” at all, was sure to note that “Anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiment is rising in Europe, and although there was no indication who was responsible for the shootings in Copenhagen, Twitter was ablaze with anti-Muslim indictments.” A follow-up story in the Times carried this preposterous headline, “Anger of suspect in Danish killings is seen as only loosely tied to Islam.”

    Consider the administration’s initial response to the murder of three Muslim-Americans in North Carolina last week, the motive for which, at the time, was unclear. The day after the incident, with the FBI inquiry into the matter having just been launched, the president himself released a statement declaring that “No one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship.” It stands in contrast to White House spokesman Josh Earnest’s deplorable remark that the victims of the Paris attack “were killed not because of who they were but because of where they randomly happened to be.”

    Since the philosophy of the progressive speech police is so obviously shaping high-level US government policy, it is hard to dismiss the efficacy of their tactics. Here it is important to note that all this hypersensitive concern about “Islamophobia,” and corresponding lack of ardor for combating anti-Jewish hatred, has no relation whatsoever to actual facts. The latest FBI crime statistics report six times as many hate crime incidents directed against Jews as they do against Muslims. Likewise in Europe, Jews are more likely to be victimized by hate crime than Muslims, who are themselves usually the perpetrators of anti-Semitic attacks.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Whoa, Walker just raised the roof, no teleprompter and sounded like a stump speech🙂 Even protesters crashed his speech and he didn’t blink.

    Jindal doing a good job now, Sarah up next.

  4. leslie says:

    Klown . . . You made twitchy today!
    Oddly enough, Glen Thrush asked me what twitchy is? lol

    • DeniseVB says:

      As I learned at the Kos ’07 gathering, every candidate present had their own support system in tow. I’m sure CPAC does too, but watching the packed, SRO, crowd for Cruz, Walker and Palin, I think it’s a no-brainer which of the cream will rise to the top🙂 Palin as SoS finishes my dream team😉

    • 49erDweet says:

      Helen, in my view just asking the question that way is an attempt to divide the conservative movement. No offense, but they won’t have my click.

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