Ted Cruz Wins!

The AP has already called it and I’ve been celebrating the fact that Ted Cruz has won the run-off election for the GOP Senate race in Texas, but back to blogging.

Here are the results thus far, at 9:15pm CT:

It looks like the latest PPP poll was correct. Ted Cruz seems to have pulled off a 10 point victory. Notice the fact that Ted Cruz held a 5% margin during early voting, but extended that to 10% in the final results. That means that all the negative ads that Texas had to endure from Dewhurst since early voting ended didn’t amount to diddly squat! If anything, it hurt him!

I should add that this is a HUGE victory for the Tea Party!

Gene’s Nickle: Heroes of Aurora

30 July, 2012

I have been proud of my kids since the first time I held them and looked out at the world convinced that no one had ever accomplished this minor miracle before. My pride continued and grew when I could point them out in band concerts, sporting events, and graduation ceremonies. When I watch them today raising their own children, I can get positively sappy.

So, it is difficult for me to contemplate the horror that happened in Aurora, Colorado, without getting choked up.

Evil, cold, calculating, diabolical evil reared its ugly head in a movie theater and turned an evening of fun and anticipation into a nightmare for hundreds of victims, friends and relatives.

Evil robbed individuals and a community of unrealized potential and accomplishment. Evil robbed families of comfort and solace.

Evil also provided a canvas for heroic deeds of good citizens, where they displayed what is still good and decent about America.
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Programming notes…

Yesterday, I attended the FreePac conference in downtown Dallas at the American Airlines Center. It was a good opportunity to listen to inspiring, conservative speeches and video some key speeches by Richard Mourdock, GOP candidate for U.S. Senate from Indiana, and Ted Cruz, who is less than four days away from his run-off election with David Dewhurst here in Texas.

I’m working on cleaning up the audio of those speeches and will play them for you during Sunday’s Roderic Deane Show, airing at Noon ET. In addition to that, I hope to combine video of Ted Cruz’s speech both at FreePac and The Woodlands appearance this evening with Governor Sarah Palin. My plans with that is to get the video posted by Sunday evening to be available before the run-off election on Tuesday, July 31st.

So much to do and so little time!

Paul Ryan’s Case for America

This piece was posted today at the American Spectator blog and it deserves special mention. Rep. Paul Ryan as been a tireless advocate of the free enterprise system. Here is the conclusion of his piece:

The moral case for individual initiative in a free economy holds that people have a God-given right to use their creativity to produce things that improve our lives. A free economy and strong communities honor the dignity of every person, rewarding effort with justice, promoting upward mobility, and building solidarity among citizens. The President’s collective vision of a government-centered society — reflected in his troubling rhetoric and failed policies — divides class against class and belittles fair rewards for workers, entrepreneurs, and investors—America’s real builders.

We face a defining choice in November. Mitt Romney’s clear vision is very different from the President. America’s founding principles of freedom and equal opportunity will guide his policies as he repairs the damage, which the current administration’s agenda has inflicted on this country. We don’t need to change the nature of America. We need to recommit to our founding principles and rebuild what has been broken — and this comeback begins by replacing the current leadership in the White House.

I would encourage you to read the entire piece HERE.

Andrew McCarthy Proposes a Party Other Than the GOP

(Updated and bumped)

Andrew McCarthy is a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. A Republican, he is most notable for leading the 1995 terrorism prosecution against Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and eleven others. The defendants were convicted of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and planning a series of attacks against New York City landmarks. He also contributed to the prosecutions of terrorists who bombed US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. He resigned from the Justice Department in 2003. He is currently a columnist for National Review.

Having said that, Andrew McCarthy is a pretty smart guy. Tonight, he appeared on the Mark Levin Show. His comments were remarkable in that it’s the first time that I’ve heard a prominent, conservative writer suggest that the GOP may need to be abandoned for another party. He made his comments in conjunction with John McCain’s recent denunciation of Michelle Bachmann on the Senate floor. Bachmann and several other Congressional Republicans had dared to question the potential influence of Huma Abedin on the State Department’s foreign policy. Michelle Bachmann’s questions are fact-based, McCain’s are not. Huma Abedin is mentioned in Bachmann’s letter to the Deputy Inspector General of the Department of State:

The Departments Deputy, Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin, has three family members – her late father, her mother and her brother – connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and /or organizations. Her position affords her routine access to the Secretary and to policy making…

You can read Andrew McCarthy’s excellent background piece in a recent article on PJMedia.com:

The Wages of Willful Blindness: Is It Time for Defenders of Liberty to Abandon the GOP?

Update2

I’ll post the audio of The Mark Levin Show here as soon as it’s available. In the meantime, here’s another good article written by Jeffrey Lord, on The American Spectator:

Is Huma Abedin the New Alger Hiss?

Governor Palin pushes for Ted Cruz

In a Facebook post from earlier today, Governor Sarah Palin reiterated her support for Ted Cruz, especially since early voting has begun.

Support Ted Cruz

Today early voting begins in the run-off election for U.S. Senate in Texas. Texans have a clear choice in this race, and I encourage them to support Ted Cruz, a strong conservative fighter who will protect and defend our Constitution and not just go along to get along with the reckless spending of the permanent political class in D.C. The high-paid consultants of Ted’s well-funded opponent are in full panic mode and have plunged millions of dollars into false personal attacks against Ted meant to dispirit us and break our conviction. We’ve all seen these tactics before, but together we can make sure they don’t succeed. I encourage Texans to get out and vote for Ted Cruz.

– Sarah Palin

P.S.: For those of you outside of Texas looking to support Ted you can do so by visiting his website here.

The run-off election is Tuesday, July 31st.

Hat tip: Conservatives4Palin