Book by Sen. Ted Cruz to be Published June 30

Cruz plans to publish a book this summer with the daring and highly ironic title of “A Time for Truth.”  Click here to pre-order the book at Amazon.com.

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The following is a partial quote from an Associated Press article of March 5, 2015:

Sen. Ted Cruz’s book, “A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Miracle of America,” is coming out this summer.

HarperCollins Publishers told The Associated Press on Thursday that it has set a June 30 release date for the book, for which Cruz reached a reported seven-figure deal last year. Cruz, a first-term Texas Republican considering a presidential run in 2016, said in a recent telephone interview that in a time of “extraordinary challenges” he wants to tell his story and share his message of free markets and constitutional liberties.

“Men and women are frustrated with career politicians in both parties who are not listening to them,” Cruz told the AP, adding that the themes of a possible White House candidacy are “certainly reflected in this book.”

Cruz, a favorite among tea party activists who has battled with Democrats and members of his own party, also said he wants to counter the “caricatures” of the right as “stupid,” ”evil” or “crazy.”

“The image created in the mainstream media does not comply with the facts,” he said.

Peter King on Rand Paul, Ted Cruz: They Aren’t ‘Responsible Adults’

Expect the Democrats to use a clip of this speech from Republican Rep. Peter King if Senator Cruz wins the GOP nomination.

Click here to read the full March 10, 2015 article from Mediaite.com, which is quoted in part below:

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has made no secret of his disdain for Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX). Speaking to the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) at their presidential forum, King lambasted the senators and implied they aren’t “responsible adults.”

“[Rand Paul] is concerned about drones, he’s afraid the CIA might use drones to attack Americans drinking coffee in Starbucks,” King said, drawing a few laughs from the crowd. He suggested ISIS might be further emboldened to attack America if the commander-in-chief thinks the “real threat” is the CIA killing Americans with drones.

“Then we have Ted Cruz, who believed that … the government should be shut down a year and a half ago,” King said, referring to how Cruz read some Dr. Seuss tales on the Senate floor. “Again, do you really want a commander-in-chief who thinks the way to run the government is to read Dr. Seuss on the Senate floor and shut down the United States government?”

King went on to say America needs “responsible adults” who can recognize the threats the country faces. At one point in the speech, he also criticized those who voted against homeland security funding but say they stand with the military and law enforcement.

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A True Believer Explains: “The Very Best Reason Why Ted Cruz Should Be the 2016 Nominee”

Click here to read and see this guy’s reasons why Ted Cruz should be the GOP nominee.  He has video to support his argument and here is part of what he wrote at PJmedia.com:

If Republicans want to win the presidential elections next year, they’d better nominate a candidate who’s willing to take the fight to the criminal organization called the Democratic Party and their allies in the media.

Luckily, there are two candidates who are real warriors: Senator Ted Cruz and Governor Scott Walker.

The latter’s problem? He isn’t nearly charismatic enough to take on the Clintons in a national election — and yes, for now I’m going to assume Hillary will be the eventual Democratic nominee.

That’s why I support Ted Cruz for president. He’s as charismatic a warrior as they come. See, for instance, how he responded when attacked by Wolf Blitzer. The guy isn’t rattled easily and sticks to his guns, no matter what.

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Cruz says same-sex marriage rulings are ‘a real danger to our liberty’

Click here to read the March 12, 2015 article from Christian Today, quoted in part below:

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz voiced his opinion on federal judges reversing voter-approved same-sex marriage bans in an interview on Monday.

Cruz called the decisions “a real danger to our liberty,” and vowed to propose legislation that allows states to make their own decisions regarding gay marriage.

“We have seen judges, and especially the Supreme Court, ignoring the law,” Cruz told WHO radio host Jan Mickelson. “If the courts were following the Constitution, we shouldn’t need a new amendment, but they are, as you put it quite rightly, ‘making it up’ right now and it’s a real danger to our liberty.”

He plans to introduce a constitutional amendment that would ensure “that the federal government and unelected judges cannot set aside the democratically elected legislatures’ reasonable decisions to enact and protect traditional marriage.”

Last month, Cruz reintroduced the State Marriage Defense Act, which would allow states to enforce their own definition of marriage. The bill was co-sponsored by 11 other senators, and Texas Rep. Randy Weber introduced a partner bill in the House. Nearly two dozen representatives co-sponsored the House bill.

Ted Cruz is Totally Mance Rayder (from Game of Thrones)

Just click here right now to read the brilliant comparison of Ted Cruz and Mance Rayder written by Ben Brody and Bloomberg News which begins:

No, really. Ted Cruz is Mance Rayder—like, totally Mance Rayder, King-Beyond-the-Wall in Game of Thrones.

He’s a loud insurgent with establishment bona fides, a loyal following, and a total thing about border security.

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Ted Cruz’s Obamacare Substitute: He Cares, Really!

Senator Cruz proposes a bill that has no chance of becoming law that will repeal the Affordable Care Act, cause millions of Americans to lose health insurance coverage and, as an alternative, allows health insurance policies to be sold across state lines.

Click here to read a mostly objective article from The Hill about the Cruz plan which he unveiled on March 2.

Click here for a more humorous (but mostly true) take on Cruz’s health insurance plan was in The Daily Beast.  This article stated in part:

Ted Cruz cares about people in need. Stop laughing. Okay, you can laugh a little.

The Texas right-wing firebrand (by way of Calgary, Canada) unveiled his alternative to Obamacare on Tuesday. I guess we can call it “Cruzcare” or maybe even, “TeddyCare.” You see, Cruz is apparently deeply concerned about the 7.5 million Americans in 36 states who might lose federal government subsidies now provided by Obamacare to buy health insurance in a few months. That very scenario could happen if the Supreme Court rules against the Obama administration in the case of King v. Burwell that was heard by the Court yesterday.

But believing that Cruz cares about anything other than getting headlines and anyone other than his far-right base is like believing Justin Bieber cares about the two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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But now Cruz, whose own health benefits are bestowed through his wife’s policy thanks to her great position at Goldman Sachs, tells us he wants to help those Americans who might no longer be able to afford health insurance.

So what has Cruz offered? Well, to his credit, he actually drafted a piece of legislation, titled the “Health Care Choice Act of 2015.” (PDF)

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So what does the Cruz plan offer? Well, it repeals most, not all of Obamacare, such as the personal mandate. Although in a statement released Tuesday, Cruz made it clear he’s as obsessed as ever that “every last word of Obamacare must be repealed.”

The way Cruz’s plan will work is to allow people to buy health insurance across state lines. I get in theory that could translate into lower premiums given the increased competition. Some health care experts dispute that hypothesis. Others warn of a “race to the bottom” because once one state lowered rates by cutting services offered, other states might start to do the same. But even assuming Cruz’s idea has merit, how can a person who doesn’t have the money to afford even those lower rates without a subsidy secure coverage?

This is especially worrisome for those who now receive subsidies but earn too much to qualify for Medicaid. That gap already exists for some and it would likely become worse under Cruz’s plan, callously resulting in millions losing health insurance for themselves and their families.

Even some of Cruz’s fellow Republican recognize this very problem. To remedy this, three GOP senators, Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), proposed a plan that provides temporary subsidies so that people in need can “keep the coverage they picked for a transitional period.” As these senators noted in a March 1 op-ed they penned for The Washington Post, “It would be unfair to allow families to lose their coverage, particularly in the middle of the year.”