Ted Cruz offers new formula for Republican Party – The Dallas Morning News

By TODD J. GILLMAN
The Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau
tgillman@dallasnews.com
Published: 30 November 2012 10:04 PM

WASHINGTON — As Republicans regroup from their drubbing on Election Day, Texas’ Sen.-elect Ted Cruz is offering a prescription to rebuild: The party must be less timid toward Democrats, less hostile toward Hispanics, and more focused on upward mobility than on protecting big business.

“It’s easy to be demoralized, to look at these elections and throw up your hands in despair,” he told conservative activists at a fundraising dinner Thursday, but history teaches that “things can change very, very quickly.”

Republican hand-wringing and finger-pointing have been in full swing over the president’s victory and Democratic gains in the Senate. Cruz, a 41-year-old who takes office in six weeks, is already a heavy hitter among conservatives.

via Ted Cruz offers new formula for Republican Party | National Politics and Election News – News for Dallas, Texas – The Dallas Morning News.

Things we don’t need … or want

By Jay Goode

Louisiana Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has endorsed the “tea party”.

Sorry Davy! We don’t need your endorsement. In fact, the Texas Tea Party Alliance is handing it back. Take it and put it where the ….

I do think we are the first to tell Mr. Duke we don’t want his endorsement, too!

Looking out at the search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo, the tea party movement is under attack by the media propagandists. The principle is “A lie told 10,000 times becomes the ‘truth’”.

There are skin heads and old-style KKK members in North Texas and in certain areas of East Texas. Some may have infiltrated into the tea parties. A quick search on Google brings up numerous Southern “patriotic” groups in North Texas. Many may be well-meaning. Still one cannot help but wonder: Are they a hot-bed of hatred? I don’t know. You decide.

There is one blog website in the area populated by a few haters. One person boasts that he is the great, great, great, great grand-nephew of Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. read more The “nephew” boasted to me, that he was “proud of Nathan Bedford Forrest”! A search of Facebook will turn up “persons” touting Nathan Bedford Forrest. Obviously, his legacy remains with us — like it or not!

Image depicts rabble Angle army riding through Mexican village with villagers shaking their fists in protest!

The same web site has or has had images that can be construed by many as pure hate. Was it intended to be hate? The author denies it. The image shows a Texan rabble army riding through a Mexican village. The villagers are shaking their fists at the rabble. Is this just “harmless” chest-pounding or pure hatred? You decide. How can we ask Latino voters to come to our side if we do this? You decide.

The Texas Tea Party Alliance has steadfastly stood up against hate when it has been proffered or suggested. Our web site was victimized in a cyber attack intended to silence us.  Was it an attempt to silence a moderate tea party group? 

This is no time for hate.

The same web site that I spoke about above boasts a blogger who once blogged that the presumed Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney is unfit to be president because he is a Mormon. In this blogger’s opinion, it was pure hatred. The typography was in red underlined font for the entire article.  My response to this blog expressed my feelings.

On the East Coast, an Evangelical preacher has a special concentration camp where he wants to put homosexuals. He even put it on video. He was soundly condemned in the media. He should have been!

Whenever the Bible is put up as a reason to hate and fear in politics, that side has usually lost. I hope these people will look introspectively, actually read the Bible, and put hatreds out of their hearts.

Dewhurst up by 9 points

A University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll shows Senate candidate and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst up 9 percentage points for Ted Cruz in a recent poll, Reuters reported Friday, May 25.

This may be good news for Cruz, who is the victim of Dewhurst’s media attack advertisements. If Dewhurst’s name recognition can’t propel him to victory in the primary, then Cruz certainly has a chance to edge him out in the runoff. There most certainly looks like there will be a runoff.

Read it in Reuters:

(Reuters) – A U.S. Senate candidate in Texas with Tea Party backing may win enough votes in Tuesday’s Republican primary to force a runoff with the state’s lieutenant governor, setting up another battle for the soul of the national Republican Party.

Twice this year an insurgent conservative Senate candidate has upended a traditional Republican – in Indiana, where a candidate backed by the Tea Party movement beat longtime U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, and in Nebraska, where first-time statewide candidate Deb Fischer defeated a veteran attorney general.

Emboldened by the victories, national conservatives have turned their attention to Texas, where they believe Cuban-American Ted Cruz could be a new Republican star.

via Tea Party takes on establishment Republican in Texas Senate race | Reuters.