Senator Ted Cruz announced his bid for the Presidency Monday at Liberty University. The right is divided on his candidacy – some love him, some hate him. Breathe, you guys. Here at LouderWithCrowder.com, we’re just glad to have a deep bench. Paul, Rubio, Walker, Perry, Jindal, Christie, Bush… there’s a lot of GOP contenders to go around these days. (But here’s hoping we conservatives can agree on one good candidate rather than allowing the moderates to push us aside yet again!)
1. Green eggs and ham – 21 hours. Ted Cruz spent 21 hours on the Senate floor explaining to America why Obamacare was (and is) a really bad idea. And he read Green Eggs and Ham. And did a Darth Vader impression. Try and say that’s not awesome.
2. Tweets on the Senate Floor – several months before Cruz’s filibuster, Senator Rand Paul spent 18 hours on the Senate floor explaining the dangers of drones and American’s privacy rights. Ted Cruz took to the floor to read #StandWithRand tweets… a historic first in the Senate, and a delight to social media users everywhere.
3. Stand with Israel – in perhaps his most controversial move as a Senator, Ted Cruz walked out on a gathering of “In Defense of Christians,” saying “If you will not stand with Israel and the Jews, I will not stand with you.” That took a serious pair.
4. The wisdom of Cicero – in 4 minutes of literary brilliance, Ted Cruz adapted the famed speech of the Roman Cicero and applied it to President Obama’s immigration policies. Boom.
5. Amazing Grace – traditional values, they’re what Cruz is all about. His personal, Biblically charged 2014 speech at the Values Voter Summit won the day, and a lot of conservatives along with it. The guy just leaves goodness in his wake.
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