Last night, the Texas GOP chose Tea Party-Backed Ted Cruz over David Dewhurst for Senate. Cruz scored a stunning upset over a longtime Texas state officeholder in a Republican U.S. Senate primary runoff on Tuesday, transforming Cruz into a national conservative star and marking a resurgence of the movement to shrink the size of U.S. government.
Cruz, 41, a former state solicitor general who has never held elected office, became the third insurgent Republican this year to defeat an establishment Republican in a U.S. Senate primary.
He scored a surprisingly comfortable victory with about 56 percent of the vote to about 44 percent for Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who a year ago was considered the front-runner.
Many have been saying that the ‘tea party’ movement is dead, but the win by Cruz sends a signal to “moderate Republicans” nationwide, according to Ross Baker, an expert on American politics at Rutgers Universityin New Brunswick, New Jersey.
“Make sure your voting record passes muster with the Tea Party, or you’re in big trouble,” said Baker.
- In Texas, a test for the Tea Party (cbsnews.com)
- Ted Cruz wins Texas Republican Senate primary election 56-44 (winteryknight.wordpress.com)
- Cruz Control (nationalreview.com)
- The Year of the Tea Party Senators continues – Tea Party Nation (gds44.wordpress.com)
- ‘Tea Party’ Candidate Battles Veteran Republican in Texas Senate Primary Race (blogs.voanews.com)
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Join Team Walorski for our biggest parade of the year, the Elkhart 4-H Fair Parade!
WHEN: Sunday, July 22, 2012.
WHERE: Linway Plaza, Goshen, Indiana
This is your chance to get a Walorski t-shirt if you don’t have one yet.
Line up at Linway Plaza in Goshen beginning at 12:30pm
There will be two trailers, so there will be plenty of room to walk or ride. Lots of cold water will be available.
Last year Jackie had 150 walkers. Can you spread the news and and bring your family and friends? Help Jackie get her biggest crowd yet!
See you there!
Jackie Walorski is a native Hoosier, born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. Jackie attended Riley High School in South Bend and graduated with a BA from Taylor University, also in Indiana. She started her career as a reporter at WSBT-TV. Later she worked as a Development Director to raise funds for local colleges and universities.
Shortly after marrying her husband Dean, a Mishawaka school teacher, Jackie and Dean moved to Romania. While in Romania, they founded their own agency and local foundation to help provide much-needed medical supplies to the country’s impoverished children.
After returning home, Jackie was elected to her first of three terms in the Indiana House of Representatives in 2004. She rose quickly to leadership becoming the Assistant Floor Leader for the Republican Caucus.
Jackie on creating jobs and strengthening the economy…
Jackie believes Washington is broken. While Congress has spent hundreds of billions of dollars on so called stimulus, the unemployment rate in North Central Indiana continues to remain high. Jackie believes that Congress needs to create a pro-growth economic environment that will create jobs. To do this, we need to lower taxes on our small businesses. Currently, American corporations pay the highest tax rates in the world. If we allow businesses to keep more of their hard earned money, they will do what they do best, create jobs and strengthen our economy. Jackie fought for lower taxes in the legislature in Indianapolis, and she’ll continue to fight for them in Washington.
Small businesses continue to see their health care costs increase year after year, making it difficult for them to create jobs. Jackie believes we need to repeal the trillion dollar government takeover of health care and replace it with reforms that will actually lower the cost of health care while improving quality.
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This is not “conspiracy theory“. This is law of the land.
After reviewing this order, one is forced to wonder whether the actual function of this order is to assure continuity of communications during an actual emergency, or if this order is designed to expand the control of all communications by implementing measures that redefine crises and emergencies. In the context of the most recent orders implemented by the stroke of his pen, it would appear that Obama is more concerned with command and control than ensuring continuity of communications during times of actual national emergencies.
When viewed in the broader context of the NDAA, supported legislation such as SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA, and his infamous National Defense Resource Preparedness order of March 16, 2012, a discernible pattern of complete control and takeover of all aspects of our infrastructure is emerging.
In this context, it is becoming quite clear that Obama is obsessed with absolute control. Now he’ll have the ability to tell you about it on your cell phone, the internet, radio and television at his whim.
- Executive Tyranny – Obama gives himself total control over America – Tea Party Nation (gds44.wordpress.com)
- New July 6th Obama Executive Order Seeks ‘Control’ Over Communications During ‘Crisis’ (sgtreport.com)
- Executive Tyranny(johnmalcolm.me)