Ted Cruz

2016 Presidential Primary: speaking of guns, Rick Perry just shot himself in the foot.

by Skip February 8, 2015

In the Texas Tribune, former Texas Governor Rick Perry took a shot at his fellow Texan, US Senator Ted Cruz, who may be vying with him in the 2016 Presidential Primary: “It’s one of the selling points, if you will, to the American people as they decide who’s going to follow Barack Obama,” he said. […]

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Ted Cruz interviews AG Nominee Loretta Lynch – Grab Some Popcorn!

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2015
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From the Loretta Lynch confirmation hearing.  Grab some popcorn.  Lynch is up to replace Holder as AG.  Senator Ted Cruz has some questions.

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Iowa Freedom Summit – Sample Videos

by Mike January 25, 2015

Steve King (R, IA) and Citizens United (Whose video about Hillary led to the eponymous Supreme Court case), put on a day long summit for a target audience which was largely Constitutional, Conservative, and Christian. Our very own Bill O’Brien was there, and gave a great speech exhorting the early primary states (NH, IA, SC) […]

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I would have used “Establishment Republicans”

by Skip December 26, 2014

And yet, they decry US for attacking them – even as US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel (R) say to “crush” the TEA Party: (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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They fear Ted Cruz

by Skip December 23, 2014

I read this on GrokTALK! this past Saturday and I figured that you might want to read this Big Government post yourselves (reformatted, emphasis mine): White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer conceded that he fears a President Ted Cruz will overturn President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, perhaps signaling that Cruz represents the greatest threat to […]

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Kelly ‘Nutcraker’ Ayotte – Don’t Make Me Do Weekends

by Steve MacDonald December 16, 2014
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Conservative HQ The Republican establishment has become infected with a new viral epidemic of “Ted Cruz derangement syndrome” apparently brought on by being forced to actually work at the job of being a United States Senator. “Patient Zero” in this epidemic may be New Hampshire Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte who complained bitterly before last weekend’s […]

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Energizing The Black Robed Regiment:
Pastor Rafael Cruz

by Mike October 11, 2014

Thursday evening, in Rye, Pastor Rafal Cruz, father of Ted, addressed a roomful of TEA party conservatives on his quest to energize the 75% of churchgoing Christians who don’t usually vote, by firing up pastors around the country to increase voter registration. Topics included Common Core, Executive tyranny, the importance of promoting and electing constitutional […]

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Pastor Rafael Cruz – A Gentleman And A Scholar

by Mike October 11, 2014

Prior to his address to a gathering of NH conservatives at the home of Diane Bitter, Granite Grok caught up with Pastor Rafael Cruz, the father of “Fearless Ted” Cruz. Rafael told me that his interest in the founding era and Constitution is hereditary – he got it from Ted (!). As a Cuban refugee, […]

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Ted Cruz on President Obama’s threats on giving amnesty by Executive Order fiat

by Skip September 8, 2014

“You wonder why people are cynical and demoralized when politicians say “Well, I want to do something that is UTTERLY LAWLESS – but I’m gonna wait until after the election.”4 US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on President Obama’s threats on giving amnesty by Executive Order fiat on “This week with George Stephanopolous”.  And yet, President […]

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NH CD-2 Race Makes The Weekly Standard

by Steve MacDonald September 6, 2014
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TWS Garcia, a 31-year-old state representative named a “rising star” by the RNC, has long been seen as more conservative than Lambert, a former state senator who has taken liberal positions on abortion and cap-and-trade. “Early in his campaign for Congress, Gary Lambert was privately telling Republicans that they should choose him because Marilinda Garcia was too […]

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Notable Quote – Senator Ted Cruz

by Steve MacDonald July 23, 2014
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Of all the places I never thought to be mentioned, HBO’s True Blood vampire show would have to be near the top of the list. Sunday night, they aired a misogynist and profanity-ridden episode where Texas Republicans are murdered attending a “Ted Cruz fundraiser. Well, I’m sorry to have lost the vampire vote, but am […]

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Cruz Missile Smites Obama, DNC

by Mike May 24, 2014

Direct hit!! Shrinks the workforce, Like A Boss! It is apparent that Ted Cruz does social media better than OAF OFA, but they keep setting themselves up. With their shiny new #LikeABoss campaign, the clueless operatives at the DNC have scored an “own goal” on a par with the infamous Moochelle signboard that Steve is […]

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SB 120 – Money, Speech, and That Which Must Be Inviolably Preserved

by Steve MacDonald May 4, 2014
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Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press. In the NH Constitution, Part I, Article 22;  Free speech and liberty of the press are essential to the security of freedom in a state: They ought, therefore, to be inviolably preserved. Inviolable: Impregnable to assault or trespass.  Invincible. Essential to the […]

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I think this sums up Obama’s outlook on The Rule of Law…

by Skip April 21, 2014

…and the “shall faithfully execute” part of his Oath.  I mentioned this on GrokTALK! this past Saturday and figure you ought to know what I was talking about.  It is all about Iran trying to send someone who participated in the 1979 US Embassy hostage situation back when Prez Carter was striving to be the […]

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GrokTALK! for the week of 4/19/2014 – The Videos, Part 1

by Skip April 19, 2014

Segment 1 – Groksters Steve and Skip start off the show talking about the news of the day and the week and Groksters Mike and Rick strode in to add their voices Full audio here provided by Steve; other video still being processed.

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NHGOP: “Principles Win Elections” -
Oh, The Irony, The Hypocrisy!

by Mike April 9, 2014

Let me present (above) the NHGOP banner, Brown Merger Edition. With their constant promotion of all things Brown (and I don’t mean UPS) since last fall (come to the event – he gave us money, you know), and the obvious embrace of Brown as “the candidate with the Money to win”, the Grassroots could be […]

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Ted Cruz – Presidential Campaign Ad?

by Steve MacDonald March 31, 2014
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Maybe?  Or is it just fuel for the base heading into the mid-terms?

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So where did that “ash heap” philosophy end up?

by Skip March 30, 2014

Update: Ted Cruz is speaking.  I’ve put the video after the jump because it auto-plays and I can’t turn it off – but his is talking about Marxism and Leninism…. Methinks one Party won’t be too happy over this….

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I don’t know what (or who) to believe anymore

by Tom January 22, 2014

Ted Cruz.  Love what he says, loved his Senate filibuster, and love his recent voting record.  And I hate writing this story. But something is wrong with the picture.  And it feels eerily familiar. This story about Cruz and his wife has been out there for about 5 months but it got by me.  Fortunately, others […]

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Conservatives Expect Immigration Pressure At GOP’s “Congress Of Tomorrow” Retreat

by Mike January 22, 2014

Just a look at the resort will tell you that our ‘elected representatives’ consider themselves to be our elite rulers, entitled to be pampered. Politico reports: The “Congress of Tomorrow” House Republican Conference retreat will take place Jan. 29 through Jan. 31 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, […]

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Thanks for following us – all the way from Texas

by Skip December 3, 2013

Does this means that the eyes of Texas are upon us (twood make Grokster Susan mighty pleased)?  And, more specifically, viewed by the eyes of Senator Ted Cruz? We’re mighty pleased in any case! Thanks! You, too, can follow us @GraniteGrok and keep up with what’s on our minds!

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NH GOP National Committeeman Steve Duprey on “Flat Earth TEA Partiers, and Ted Cruz Fans”

by Skip November 8, 2013

Even a casual reader of the ‘Grok knows that we have been writing about the Civil War now raging within the NH GOP and the GOP is general; the VA Governor race has brought that to the fore.  Nice to see, on the topic of expanding Medicaid here in NH, that former NH GOP Chair […]

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First for Ted Cruz, now for Mike Lee? How DARE those crowds react that way!

by Skip November 3, 2013

Another skirmish in the Establishment – grassroots Civil War.  I point out that while the DC Establishment is now out to crush those of us that pose a risk to their power, outside the beltway, those that are drawing their ire are hardly getting the cold shoulder from those that “brung them to the dance.”  […]

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Notable Quote – US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)

by Skip October 26, 2013

From his speech at the Reagan Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa: “I’m convinced we’re facing a new paradigm in politics,” Cruz, who spoke for 45 minutes without notes or a teleprompter, told the crowd of about 600 people at the Iowa Events Center. “It is the rise of the grass roots … it has official […]

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Ted Cruz’ Dictionary: ObamaScare

by Mike October 14, 2013

By Ted Cruz – H/T Twitchy.com

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OK. I’ll play that game…

by Skip October 4, 2013

Political Scoop – every Friday (mostly – he’s not as prolific as we are) Pindell puts up his Political Standing weekly and it generally has a Questions of the Week in it. Given that he mentioned us, I’ll play along with it: What are we to make of the Union Leader linking to Granite Grok […]

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Hmmm, I keep reading in the MSM that the TEA Party is dead…..hmmmm

by Skip October 3, 2013

From Big Government is this headline: 104,000 Strong: Tea Party Patriots Have Record Turnout for Cruz on Tele-Townhall By reading the NYT, LAT, ChiTrib, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and listen to national level Democrat officials, we in the TEA Party are has beens, re-runs, old news, and loosing sympathizers by the millions.  Gee, who knew? The […]

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Enter, Stage Establishment: Trent Lott

by Skip October 1, 2013

Yes, he was drummed out of the US Senate for praising retiring ex-segregationalist Strom Thurmond – the grievance-mongers hauled out their Political Correctness swords and hacked him to slivers (even as those same hypocrites gave ex-KKK Grand Kleagle Senator Byrd a pass for the same stances). At the time, I thought he got a raw […]

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You Go Cruz!

by Steve MacDonald September 26, 2013
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If only ALL elected (AND appointed) officials would keep this uppermost:

by Skip September 24, 2013

A senior Washington Post congressional reporter found it “interesting” that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told him that he answers to his constituents and the grassroots instead of the leaders in the Republican leadership who make up the permanent political class. On Tuesday, Paul Kane said that in an interview in August, Cruz told him that […]

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