Now that Rand Paul is out of the race for the White House, Politico’s Eliza Collins reports that his father Ron Paul, who ran in 2008 and 2012, isn’t impressed by Ted Cruz’s attempts to pick up the “free market” libertarian banner.
“You take a guy like Cruz, people are liking the Cruz — they think he’s for the free market, and [in reality] he’s owned by Goldman Sachs. I mean, he and Hillary have more in common than we would have with either Cruz or Trump or any of them so I just don’t think there is much picking,” Paul said of the Texas senator on Fox Business’ “Varney & Company” on Friday.
The Republican debates have wrapped up in New Hampshire, with some formidable bickering, topped by poll leader Donald Trump’s comment that he would “bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.”
Trump is also the person who recently in November said he does not care if torture doesn’t work, because “they deserve it anyway.”
On Saturday, he continued in the same vein. “I’ll tell you what, in the Middle East, we have people chopping the heads off Christians. We have people chopping the heads off many other people. We have things that we have never seen before, as a group… I would bring back waterboarding and I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.”
His opponent, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, went as far as saying he does not believe the notorious practice of simulated drowning to be torture. “It is enhanced interrogation… It does not meet the generally recognized definition of torture.” He later added, however: “I would not bring it back in any sort of widespread use.”
– Cruz to Vegas high-rollers: bet on me to back Israel and stop Iran deal (The Guardian, April 25, 2015)
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May 24, 2014
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told attendees at a Family Research Council pastors retreat that Senate Democrats want to limit free speech through amending the Constitution.
“When you think it can’t get any worse, it does,” Cruz said at the FRC’s Watchmen on the Wall 2014 event in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. “This year, I’m sorry to tell you, the United States Senate is going to be voting on a constitutional amendment to repeal the First Amendment.”
– Republican Sen. Ted Cruz blasts ‘party bosses’ in homecoming rally (CNN, Oct 21, 2013):
Sen. Ted Cruz was greeted by a screaming crowd of supporters and cheers of “Thank you Ted!” and “Welcome Home!” Monday night in Texas.The freshman senator said he was happy to be back home in Houston, and wasn’t afraid to be honest about his feelings on Washington.
“It is terrific to be back in America,” said Cruz as supporters waved homemade signs promoting “#MakeDCListen,” a hashtag that was a prominent part of Cruz’s 21-hour speech on the Senate floor in late September.
– Cruz says he’ll talk until ‘I am no longer able to stand’ (CNN, Sep 25, 2013):
Washington (CNN) — Republican Ted Cruz of Texas was still on the Senate floor talking Wednesday– a dramatic step in defense of his high profile and controversial plan to prevent any funding for Obamacare.
“I intend to speak in support of defunding Obamacare until I am no longer able to stand,” he said Tuesday.
“All across this country, Americans are suffering because of Obamacare. Obamacare isn’t working.”
– Seeds Of Death: Unveiling The Lies Of GMO’s (Full Documentary)
– Hungary torches 500 hectares of GM corn to eradicate GMOs from food supply (Natural News, May 29, 2013):
When it comes to protecting the public from GMOs, Hungary knows how to get the job done: set fire to the fields growing GM corn!