Where O’Rourke Fails, Cruz Succeeds

The man who wants to unseat Ted Cruz is proud of his F grade from the NRA.

Texas Monthly—the same magazine that once fawned over abortion luvvin’ Wendy Davis and her pink sneakers, only to give her the bum’s rush after her career in Texas politics cratered—just ran a story detailing the amount of money that the National Rifle Association has spent on the Congressional delegation from the Lone Star State. Given that Texans beat the national average when it comes to gun ownership, and taking into account that Texas is a populous state that wields great influence over the rest of the country, it’s really no surprise to learn that the NRA has concentrated a lot of its efforts there—though with the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, this particular article smacks of an attempt to smear by association those politicians who accept donations from the NRA.

As if associating with a group that is dedicated to protecting a fundamental Constitutional right is a bad thing?

Well, that’s the way the media have been trying to paint things, and within the progressive bubble in which they live, the time seems ripe to strike at the heart of gun rights. That’s why Beto O’Rourke—the Democrat representative who hopes to bump off Ted Cruz in the 2018 midterms and flip his Senate seat from red to blue—referenced the article when he proudly declared on Twitter his utter failure to uphold a provision of the Constution he has sworn to defend:

Nice work there, O’Rourke. Makes me wonder what other rights he might not feel up to defending, if he feels the Founding Fathers got that whole “endowed by their Creator” thing wrong.

Ted Cruz, however, knows better—and isn’t afraid to let Texans know what’s at stake:

The choice Cruz mentions couldn’t be clearer: You either believe in the Constutution and what it says, or you don’t. That includes times when defending it is hard, and raises tough questions about the delicate balance between liberty and security. Unlike O’Rourke, Cruz understands that you don’t allow the passions of the moment to override our God-given rights, even when those passions arise from the best of intentions. That’s why the Founders declared those rights inalienable. They are not for any government to give or take.

O’Rourke shoulad consider that before parading his ignorance, especially in a place like Texas.

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Moyer2957
Moyer2957

They like sneaking pork in like that. They also do that as a slimy trick to kill a bill.

etbass
etbass

It is the game that D.C. plays in order to push crap down our throats. You must vote for this bill or the military will not be funded! Well there is no reason it has to be that way except that they want it to. They elect the leadership and we elect them, so until the voters demand better, we won't get better.

etbass
etbass

The purpose of the 2nd Amendment is for citizens to be able to protect their inherent and God-given rights from a tyrannical government. The point of every gun is to be able to kill someone or something. Yes, the Founders fully intended the citizens to be armed with the same weapons as the soldiers were. The type of weapons available today were not available in the 18th century, but no where is there any evidence that the Founders intended the 2nd Amendment to only include a pea shooter. That is modern day nonsense made up for the purpose of restricting the true purpose of the 2nd Amendment. I don't think that means we can't have any restrictions, but there is no logical reason that AR-15s are targeted other than the fact that they "look scary".

etbass
etbass

Sandy was loaded with tons of unrelated pork on purpose to get all of that crap through. Cruz would have voted for a simple Sandy relief bill, but one was not offered. This has been well documented, but those with dishonest intent think it is cute to purposefully ignore facts in order to try and make a point that doesn't exist.

Magared
Magared

guess we all miss the good ole resurgent/red state days when we could just not have comments or boot anyone who disagreed with us. Alas, that model didn't work and this one is also going down the tubes despite Erick's begging for dough. Maybe Teddy could slide some funds this way to keep the maven going strong?

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