It might only be three weeks’ worth, but Sen. Ted Cruz said in his keynote address at CPAC Saturday that conservatives are winning right now, and it’s a “dirty secret” the Obama administration and the media don’t want you to know.
Cruz: Despite what media says, for the past 3 weeks Conservatives have been WINNING.—
(@GlockLady) March 16, 2013
Repubs lost the White House and seats in both the House and Senate last Nov. Yet, Sen. Cruz insists they're winning. Someone please explain…—
Chris Kirby (@CKKirbs) March 16, 2013
True, conservatives certainly didn’t win the day in November, but Cruz’s assessment is based on a series of smaller triumphs which have grabbed the public’s attention recently, says senior communications advisor Amanda Carpenter.
Cruz's 3 examples of conservative wins: filibuster, sequestration, and holding all Senate Republicans together to vote to defund Obamacare—
Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) March 16, 2013
Three weeks (including a 13-hour filibuster) is a nice run, but how do conservatives keep winning? Cruz went on to lay out the specifics of his plan, beginning with a vigorous defense of the Constitution.
Lib caller: "I was like, really scared, when Ted Cruz said he wanted to cut the Department of Education"—
Kyle Raccio (@kyleraccio) March 16, 2013
Ted Cruz said "audit the Fed" and I agree—
Annamaria Combs (@ciclamino1960) March 16, 2013
"On guns do we surrender or stand up now. On drones do we surrender or stand up now."
―Senator Ted Cruz—
Citizen Journalism (@quintana007) March 16, 2013
Why do I love Ted Cruz, but am so wary of Rand Paul? Simple. Defense, national security, foreign policy, and counterterrorism issues.—
Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) March 16, 2013
Conservatives in attendance might not have gone into the speech feeling like they were winning, but many left feeling that way.