Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ted Cruz... GOP Super Star!

Texas Senator, Ted Cruz is a new super star in the Republican/conservative cause. He was elected from Texas last November and has taken Washington D.C. by storm. He will not be a silent newcomer and has come to D.C. with the support of the "Tea Party" and the Main Stream Media is already attempting to demonize him but it will not work. The MSM likes to marginalise those supported by the "Tea Party"  as unintellectual "Know Nothings" who are just short of barbarians.  Not, TED CRUZ.


1. His father a Cuban was jailed and tortured by the Batista regime and fought for Fidel Castro in the Cuban Revolution.  He didn't know at the time Castro was a Communist and later became a staunch critic of Castro when he began seizing private property.

 2.  His father immigrated to the United States in 1957 and with $100        sewn  into his underwear moved to Austin, Texas to study at the University of Texas.  He spoke no English. He worked his way through school as a dishwasher making 50 cents an hour.

3. His mother, a U.S. citizen, was the first in her family to attend college and earned a degree in mathematics from Rice University in Houston.  She was from Delaware and was Irish and Italian.

4. Ted Cruz us was born in Calgary. Alberta , Canada to his American mother while both of his parents worked in the oil business in 1970.

5. Ted attended and graduated from high school in Texas.

6. Ted earned his Bachelors of Arts from Princeton University.

7.  Ted earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

8.  He was an editor of the Harvard Law Review an an executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Policy.

9. He was a founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review.

10. He debated in college and at Princeton competed for the American Whig-Clisophic Society's Debate Panel as one of North America's top ranked parliamentary debaters, winning the top speaker award in 1992.

11. He was a law clerk to William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States

12. Cruz has authored more than 80 United States Supreme Court briefs.

13. Cruz has presented 43 oral arguments including nine before the United States Supreme Court.

14. Cruz was the Solicitor General of Texas from 2002 to may 2008.

15. Cruz was a Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law where he taught U.S. Supreme Court litigation.

16. Cruz met his wife, Heidi Nelson Cruz while working for the 2000 George W. Bush campaign.

17.  His wife previously worked in the White House for Codoleezza Rice.

18. He  and his wife have  two young daughters, Caroline and Catherine.

19. He won election as Senator with 56.8% of the vote to take retiring Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson's seat.

20. Cruz built a coalition to defend the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and won a  victory in the Supreme Court, in their  decision in District of Columbia vs. Heller.

Ted Cruz is no "know nothing" and will be a key political leader in the years to come. The liberals and their allies in the Main Stream Media have reason to be afraid.  Very afraid.