Texas = the opposite of Massachusetts

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Glenn talked about how thrilled he was to be in Texas – especially considering voters appear to be voting on principle not party politics. In Massachusetts, noted liar Elizabeth Warren is somehow still leading in polls despite being caught in the humiliating ‘Cherokee’ fib. It’s a different story in Texas, where voters are going after the GOP establishment. Glenn interviewed candidate Ted Cruz on radio today for an update on his race.

Transcript of the interview is below:

GLENN: 150 hours to go before the very first Restoring Love event and that is Freedom Works. Freedom Works is having their Free PAC event and one of the guys who is going to be there is Ted Cruz. He is running for Senate here in Dallas, Texas. And what is the latest poll, Stu?

STU: The last one I saw was Cruz up 5, I believe.

GLENN: Ted Cruz is on the phone with us now. Hi, Ted. Ted, are you there? Ted’s not there.

STU: Now he’s only up 4 after that.

GLENN: 3, 2 ‑‑

STU: Oh, gosh, it’s slipping away.

GLENN: 1. Ted’s gone.

STU: David Dewhurst has won. Wow, it happened that first.

GLENN: His internal poll says he’s up by 9 points.

STU: Yeah, he had one that he released an internal poll was up 9. Then I think I saw another poll released after that that had him up 5, which was huge. I mean, people ‑‑ this will be one of the biggest upsets in all of this Tea Party stuff that’s gone on over the past few years.

GLENN: This is the biggest, this is the biggest one.

PAT: My internal poll, the one in my head has him up by 47 points.

STU: Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: Does it really?

PAT: 47 points.

GLENN: Yeah. Huh.

STU: Wow.

PAT: In fact, he just won. We’ve just declared Ted Cruz the winner of Texas.

GLENN: I’m so proud of Texas. You know, I feel the opposite of Texas that I do about Massachusetts. I think what’s her face, you know, the Indian squaw, what’s her name?

STU: Oh, yeah.

PAT: Elizabeth Warren.

STU: Elizabeth Warren.

GLENN: She’s winning. She’s up in all the polls in Massachusetts.

PAT: She is?

GLENN: Yeah. She’s up?

PAT: She’s up?

GLENN: Yeah. In Massachusetts.

PAT: Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: Massachusetts, you get what you deserve.

PAT: That is unreal.

GLENN: You get what you deserve.

PAT: Yep.

GLENN: The difference here is in Texas they are not going to put Dewhurst in. Let me go to Ted Cruz now. Are you there, Ted?

CRUZ: Good morning, Glenn. Great to be with you.

GLENN: What is your ‑‑ what does the average poll say? We know your internal is up 9. We’ve seen 7 and 8. Do you know what the average is?

CRUZ: Yeah. Our internal poll has us up 9, 49‑40%. There have been two independent polls. One had us up 91/2, the other had us up 5.

GLENN: That would be sweet. What do you attribute this to? Because I saw the ‑‑ I saw the ad. I saw one of the ads against you on television. It’s like ‑‑ it was like, “Ted Cruz is a lying liar that lies all the time.”

PAT: And he’s a lawyer who lies. That’s even worse.

GLENN: He’s a liar.

PAT: A lying lawyer who lies.

GLENN: I saw one ‑‑ I saw one of the worst attack ads I’ve ever seen. I didn’t even hear it. It was just on and I look up and it was like, “Ted Cruz killed a bunch of people.”

PAT: (Laughing.)

GLENN: I don’t think that’s true.

CRUZ: Look, I mean, it’s ‑‑ at the Republican state convention I joked that by the end of this David Dewhurst was going to tell you that I want to eat your children.

PAT: Mmm‑hmmm.

CRUZ: What I didn’t understand is that that wasn’t a joke. That is, in fact, just how low they’re going to stoop. I mean, they are pulling out all of ‑‑ all of the guns. They’re flooding the airwaves.

GLENN: Big time.

CRUZ: With false negative attack ads. You know what, I think those, though, are actually rebounding on them and hurting them. People are tired of the lies and the false character attack ads. You know, we’ve kept our focus on policy, not on ‑‑

GLENN: Can I tell you something? I think that’s the secret with Mitt Romney right now, too. Mitt Romney is running a very positive campaign. He’s holding his feet to the fire but he’s like, “You know…” it’s almost like you’re dismissing these guys because they really are. It’s time for them to be dismissed. Go away. Go away. It doesn’t matter what you say. Oh, really? “Yeah, I eat children at night, you know, for dinner as well as snacks. And my wife yells about it all the time.” So anyway, thank you for that cute little argument but here’s what we’re going to do. And it seems to be working.

Let me ask you a tough question. You have described Chief Justice John Roberts as a mentor and a friend.

CRUZ: Right. I have. And which of many tough questions is coming next?

STU: (Laughing.)

GLENN: How are you feeling about his ruling there?

CRUZ: Look, it is heartbreaking. I was shocked. I was incredibly disappointed. You know, in the debate Tuesday, the moderator asked, knowing what you know now, would you, would you vote to confirm Chief Justice Roberts. And I tell you it was painful that I had to answer, no, I would not. Because I think the Supreme Court’s decision, I think the Court abdicated its responsibility.

GLENN: So what led ‑‑ in your opinion you know, you describe him as a friend. There is a story out that he changed it at the last minute and it’s well documented. I mean, the whole thing is written as if he is on the other side.

CRUZ: Right.

GLENN: So he changed it at the last minute. They said he came with red eyes, he really looked distraught while this was going on. Kennedy was pissed at him.

CRUZ: Yeah.

GLENN: What do you ‑‑ you know, in your uninformed, or maybe you have information. In your uninformed opinion, speculate a little bit: What do you think happened?

CRUZ: I have no reason to doubt those reports, and unfortunately what I think happened is I think President Obama’s threats to the Court worked. And I think what happened was I think he got nervous about the Court striking down ObamaCare and made effectively a political decision ‑‑

PAT: Wow.

CRUZ: ‑‑ not to do so because he thought it would save the credibility of the Court. I think ironically it did exactly the opposite. I think this decision is going to go down in history as a Cravenly political decision and I think it is undermining the credibility of the court.

GLENN: Oh, big time.

CRUZ: Their job is to enforce the Constitution, not to be political players.

PAT: And if that’s your opinion of why he did what he did, then you’re doing the right thing in saying that you wouldn’t vote to confirm him. Based on what you know now. That’s what it’s all B. It’s about upholding the Constitution, not whether or not this Court has, you know, a legacy.

CRUZ: Well, and that’s why they’re given life tenure is to make decisions that might be politically unpopular. They might be criticized for. That’s the entire purpose of life tenure and I think when they worry about the political consequences of the immediate moment and they don’t stand up and do their job, it undermines the entire reason we have the Court in the first place.

GLENN: So what part ‑‑ and I’m asking this because I want to know about your character. What part of John Roberts’ character would lead you to that conclusion that he made a political decision? What part of his character or what did you see that would make you say, “Yeah, that’s probably, that’s probably what he did”? Because that’s quite a charge to make that a guy who was in the Supreme Court, is a Supreme Court justice, chief justice, would do that.

CRUZ: Look, I mean, I’m not claiming to have had any inkling of this beforehand. I mean, I was shocked at the outcome. It was not something that had entered my mind as remotely a possibility. But, you know, I base that on reading the opinion. The opinion to me reads like a political opinion. The reasoning trying to contort the statutes and turn it into a tax. Listen, I’ve read a lot of judicial opinions and it’s an opinion that’s trying to fit a square peg into a round hole and the only reasoning that makes sense is it is he was nervous about the outcome if he actually ruled on what was obvious, that it wasn’t a tax because they said it wasn’t a tax because they weren’t willing to pay the political consequences of calling it a tax. And I think, you know, the gymnastics to turn it into something it wasn’t, the only explanation I can come up with because a political outcome.

STU: And, of course, it never would have passed if it was called a tax, which makes it that much more frustrating. Let me ‑‑ go ahead.

CRUZ: And that’s where the Constitution where the framers knew what they were doing. There’s a reason taxes are treated differently. When politicians vote for taxes, they tend to get thrown out of office. And the framers understood passing taxes aren’t popular and if congress can pass something, not call it a tax and let the Court magically turn it into a tax, that removes one of the most significant constraints on government power there is.

GLENN: Wow, I never thought of it that way.

STU: And that, you want to talk about judicial activism.

GLENN: Yeah, that is.

STU: That is the ultimate. I mean, he changed the actual bill. It’s like he changed the text of it retroactively to make it constitutional. I mean, it’s just ‑‑

CRUZ: Right, right.

STU: I could whine about that all day. Let me ask you, Ted, about illegal immigration for a second. You ‑‑ there’s a story in the, I believe it was the Houston Chronicle that cited a speech from David Dewhurst in which he seemed to back amnesty. What happened the next day on David Dewhurst’s website.

CRUZ: No, that’s exactly right. So to back up a little bit, in the first televised debate we had in the runoff, Dewhurst looked in the cameras and told everyone he did not support amnesty, he has never backed amnesty, never backed the guest worker program. The next day the Chronicle broke the story that in 2007 he had given a speech where he called for amnesty for every single illegal alien currently in the United States today. And what was astonishing is the Dewhurst amnesty program was broader than Barack Obama’s amnesty program. Obama’s amnesty just extends to kids who came here illegally. Dewhurst wanted to give a guest worker program to every single person illegally in this country today. And the source of this was the written text of a speech he had given that was on his official lieutenant governor website. So when this broke, obviously a lot of reporters began calling, began looking at the story. And several days later Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst ordered the stay employees who maintain the website to take his speech down, to delete it and, in fact, to delete every speech he had ever given as lieutenant governor. And, you know, it strikes me as remarkable that he is literally trying to whitewash his record and delete his record.

PAT: Wow.

CRUZ: Because he wants to hide from the fact that he advanced an amnesty program broader than Barack Obama’s.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: The election is next week. I know you’re going to be at Free PAC.

CRUZ: Yes.

GLENN: This, a week from Thursday ‑‑ I’m sorry. It’s not next week. It’s a week from, is it Tuesday?

PAT: Yeah.

CRUZ: Well, it’s actually both.

PAT: The 31st.

CRUZ: So early voting in Texas starts on Monday of next week, and all next week Monday through Friday is early voting. So any Texan can vote any day next week and then election day itself is the next Tuesday, July 31st. And I’ll tell you, to win we’ve got to do two things: One, we need conservatives to show up. I would ask every one of your listeners in Texas please, please, please come out and early vote next week or vote on the and Ist. But number two, Dewhurst is running millions of dollars of false character attack. We desperately need to raise the money to stay on TV. I’ll tell you every time you’ve had me on the radio, hundreds of your listeners have gone to TedCruz.org, have contributed, hundreds of Texans and hundreds of conservatives nationally because every penny we raise goes to being up on television and radio to respond to these attacks. And we’re leading statewide but if he’s able to dump millions in attacks and we can’t respond, what he wants to do is buy this race and I think that would be very, very dangerous and we desperately need the funding to respond.

GLENN: Well, I will tell you this: This race is probably the biggest sign of the Tea Party’s power and the freedom movement. And if Texas can’t do it, nobody can do it. Ted, best of luck and we’ll see you next week at Free PAC.

CRUZ: I look forward to it. And thank you for your incredible support, Glenn. And you know what? You’re right. If we win, the national headlines will be the Tea Party is transforming the country. And if we lose, every reporter will point to it as proof that the Tea Party is dead and it will hurt lovers of liberty across the country.

GLENN: Big time.

CRUZ: So I am pleased to stand shoulder to shoulder with you and lovers of liberty across Texas and across the country.

GLENN: All right.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Wonderful interview; wonderful.

    In the matter of Justice Roberts, I still say it was a matter of an activist justice deciding to ignore the Constitution and the oath he took to support it and impose his own will on the nation as a whole.

    Now it could be he was pushed that way by the threats of Obama; we know there are more than enough to convince anyone of Obamas intentions should Obamacare have fallen. In either case, it shows clearly the lack of integrity and moral choices of Justice Roberts. Both he and Obama need to be replaced as soon as possible.

    • landofaahs

      It’s “Just us” Roberts Snow.

      • http://twitter.com/VivianSwett Vivian Swett

        Thank god Massachusetts isn’t like Texas!I’m glad you’re happy down in Texas Mr Beck, must be nice surrounding yourself with people that agree with you all the time, Read up on Lincoln and take a leaf out of his book. http://AmazingWayOnlineCash.blogspot.com

        • landofaahs

          Wow what intellect you display. Do you know that there are extreme wacko liberals like Sheilah Jackson Lee in Texas. But I realize there are a few conservatives in Taxachusetts, but far too few. I do like living around folks of like mind. I avoid liberals when I can, except if I am making money off of them. But since you are so open minded, how many ultra conservative friends do you have that you hang around with?

        • Anonymous

          seriously? I have visited Massachusetts a couple of times. State income tax, old, decrepid infrastructure and housing, high unemployment, people on the government doll by the score… those who do work usually are union members and are democrat voting brainwashed morons who can’t tell you why they vote democrat, heavy alcohol consumption and it’s cold half the year to boot. no thanks. Texas is the exact opposite in each respect, thank The Lord!

          • Omegaomni

             Texas has cockroaches and ants. sweating 10 months out of the year isn’t fun. And don’t get accused of a crime in Texas they will have you in the electric chair before they found out you didn’t do it.

          • Anonymous

            that’s funny. yes, we do have cockroaches and ants but if you clean your dwelling and are a neatnick like myself, they wont be in your house. it’s hot and humid bordering on extremely hot and humid from March to October but I make $100K annually with an assoc. and the plant is ten minutes from my house. south east Texas is not scenic but I’m not in debt either…and ‘old smokie’ hasn’t been in service in decades b/t/w.

          • Anonymous

            Uhm, Massachusetts has cockroaches and ants, too.  What’s your excuse?  Not to mention how cold it gets during Winter.  Better sweating 10 months out of the year than freezing to death.

        • landofaahs

          Vivian, you have not answered my question. How many ultra conservative friends do you have that you hang around with? Waiting….

        • Anonymous

          Sad to say I live here in Ma. and HATE it!  There is too much and too many people, that are WRONG with this state to list.

          It would suck the life from me if I didn’t have my faith in Jesus.  In the end He will right all the wrong!

          Until then, to all the crooks here in Mass., I pay and I pay and I pay…….to the nth degree!
          And then……………….. wait for it , WAIT!……..I PAY SOME MORE!

          Hey Vivian!  If Ma. floats your boat. You go girl!! 

  • landofaahs

    Taxachusetts is what it is.  Don’t let the massholes come to Texas otherwise you will be just like Taxachusetts.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VFGBCTR7ZO42AOZOUATRHT2YEI hummer

      Justice Roberts should be thrown out of the court.  He did not do his duty.His duty is to interpret and defend the constitution.

  • Draxx

    Everday there are more stories being revealed of Leadership Cover-Ups, if they didn’t do anything wrong then they wouldn’t need to hide the Truth…

  • w. Parker

    Welcome to the South!…Take those old crap-dirty boots from the North off, sit down a spell and relax

  • The Floorguy

    I voted for Ted during the primary and I will be voting for Ted in the run off.

  • Robert Starkand

    If Ted Cruz can pull off a victory against the crony capitaiists of Texas, this is a big deal.  It just hasn’t been done before. And it will be due to the Tea Party movement that someone like Cruz has a chance against Dewhurst.  My hat’s off to you.  Go Ted!!!

  • http://twitter.com/timelady8 Margaret Price

    Ted Cruz has had my vote since the day he announced his candidacy for US Senate. I’ll be casting that vote next week in early voting. God Bless the Republic of Texas!

  • Anonymous

    Dewhurst has been running negative ads 24-7.  I’m sick of ’em.

  • Anonymous

    Of course you don’t like Elizabeth Warren, she is a very thin part Cherokee and we all know that Texas has a history of massacring Cherokees, the true Americans.

    BTW How come we NEVER take about the Native Indians on this site, they were the founding fathers.Thank god Massachusetts isn’t like Texas!I’m glad you’re happy down in Texas Mr Beck, must be nice surrounding yourself with people that agree with you all the time, Read up on Lincoln and take a leaf out of his book.

    • SoThere

      Elizabeth Warren is a make believe Native American who lied to get a position in college. She’s a typical Liberal idiot trying to take advantage of Liberal Social ignorance to further her own career.

      Her Native american credentials are: Her grandmother knew a cousin who had a Native American slave in her ranch house and her grandmother commented on how Elizabeth had high cheekbones just like her Indian servant did.

      Old “lizard tongue” is just a liar like all the other Liberal Idiots in this country.

      One of her inspirational people is Mao Tse-tung who killed 50 million of his own people.

      She was the first one to come up with the line “You didn’t build that business, the roads and schools did that for you” and 2 months later Obama  parroted the same insults and garbage before the hard working Americans in this country.

      Cmon, you’re an idiot.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think the Cherokee Nation was in Texas. but why cloud your opinion with historical facts.?

      • Anonymous

        Originally, no.  Trail of tears ring a bell…  The Cherokees arrived in Texas in 1800, Killough Massacre 1836, probably won’t be in your history books.

        • Anonymous

          Apparently, the Killough Massacre isn’t in your history book either since it actually took place in 1838 and NOT 1836.  You might want to get the years right if you want to attack someone’s history, son.

          • Anonymous

            still happened in texas. son.

          • Anonymous

            Doesn’t matter where it happened. You attack someone’s knowledge of history when your own knowledge of history doesn’t match up to ACTUAL history. 1836 is NOT 1838. 2 years make all the difference. Your attack still shows hypocrisy on your part, son.

        • Anonymous

          “the trail of tears” does ring a bell. but I didn’t know it led to Texas. my bad, as a history student I should’ve known that. No, I’m not so ” fill in the blank ” that I am ok with America’s shortcomings. I don’t like at all the herding of native Americans together, genocide etc..It is shameful. I look at the way our own military was acting towards the native Americans particularly during the post civil war era and it is uncomfortable to digest.

          • Anonymous

            Its cool.  As One Man Army pointed out I was off on a date by a couple of years, my bad too.  I been studying native American culture lately myself.  Its tragic and horrific and one of Americas dark clouds and one that is never really talked about of rectified in any kind of real manner, conditions of some of those reservation are bad, sure there are the casinos but its not filtering down to the people that need it.  So with all the talk of the founding fathers, I think we should think about all the folks that were already founded.

          • Anonymous


          • Anonymous

            I think you sent this reply to me once already. b/tw I agree..considering the rampant drug/alcohol use, teen pregnancy, depression, unemployment, suicide rate etc.. in the Native American reservations…a nation within a Nation complex…geez! what a f*ctup situation. it is shameful.

  • Anonymous

    1.  She is a proven descendent of an Native American bloodline.
    2.  I admire and respect the independent psyche and drive of Texans.
    3.  Th inbred conservative assholes in Texas have abused this admirable quality in order to push for …
         a.  Ignoring SCIENCE in order to push an extreme Theologically based curriculum.
         b.  Systematically cutting American History in order to appease the glenn beck culties who are pushing for a “fantasy” based history.
    4.  Does glenn beck actually believe that every member of his cult, or any Real American will blindly believe his whimsical lies?

    • Anonymous

      You are nearly as intellectually challenged as Nostradumbass, but without the blog to catalog all of your idiocy and lies.

      Elizabeth Warren is in no way connected to any first nations tribe – it’s a proven fact she has been lying about for years. She is a liar who will claim to be anything she thinks is going to help her get elected, and you are an idiot for believing her outrageous lies.
      She is a classic wannabe indian white person, which is one of the lowest forms of racism there is. You are among a very small segment of the population who will guzzle swill from any left wing source no matter how obviously false the source is proven to be.

      Move along now and on to a topic you are expert in, like how to imitate Victor without actually being Victor – the Nostradumbass of the Internet.

    • SoThere

      Folks, please take note of strtlks vulgar posts and his sickness.  They let him out of the sanitarium a bit too soon.  Pity the little fool.  He is the vulgar face of the Liberal Progressives in this country.
      Save America. Vote Conservative.

    • Anonymous

      as far as I know, we are not inbred *ssholes. We are a Christian supporting, conservative (notice how these two groups and ideologies are always connected) leaning American loving group of people. We are not forsaking science in our schools. We are home to the petro-chemical industry in the USA. There is more chemistry,physics, engineering, electronic, instrumentation, electrical and mechanical talent in this state than you know. Believing everything came from nothing is a theory. When a belief in a higher power that we have been created by was commonly accepted  and prayer to aforementioned “Creator God” was found in public schools in America, kids weren’t shooting each other at school functions, home parties or movie cinemas..
      your disdain for Beck is blinding you. there has been a push back from Christian legislature(s) in Texas long before Glenn moved down here to avoid social welfare state taxation in Nuevo York.     

    • Anonymous

      Hate to break it to you, strtlk, but Intelligent Design IS a SCIENTIFIC THEORY, even more so than Evolution, I might add, because it is actually TESTABLE, which is necessary for a viable SCIENTIFIC THEORY.  Also, the ONLY ones cutting American History are idiot liberals such as yourself.  Conservative Texans are actually trying to teach history that ACTUALLY HAPPENED, not the twisted history that is just the figment of some stupid liberal’s imagination.

      Also, proven descendent? News flash, strtlk idiot. It was proven beyond any and ALL doubt that she flat out LIED. Keep your lies, though. We all know how flat out stupid you are.

  • Anonymous

    Why isn’t glenn beck bragging, boasting about his on air love fest with bachman?


    Could it be that glenn and michelle have been exposed?!

    Quick factua update….

    michelle bachman is a racist piece of shit!!!

    glenn beck is a racist fuck!!!

    michelle  bachman is a bigot!!!

    glenn beck is a proven bigot!!!

    Who agrees?

    Senator McCain…a courageous and half way ethical Conservative/Republican leader.

    Now, glenn feels he has the right to attack a disabled American Veteran and devoted Public Servant?

    Why aren’t any of glenn’s “friends” defending him?

    Because they the truth!!!

    This fuck is going down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Don’t feed the haters like strlk it goes to their heads and begin to think
    we actually care what they think……… they are not worth your attention……

  • Anonymous

    Just read that due to Bachmann wacko comments, Huma Abedin is now under round the clock security, due to death threats but similar wacko brained idiots.

    Oh and guess who is paying for it? yep us the tax payer.  Way to go nut job!  The fact that Mr Beck is even giving her this platform is ridiculous.  Shame on you.

    I trusted the words of John McCain who came out and stood up for her and called Bachmann out on this vicious baseless lies.

  • Anonymous

    WOW!!  Ted’s the man.  The several debates and meetings I have been to, Mr. Cruz had my attention. 

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