Winning: ‘Proud wacko bird’ Sen. Ted Cruz highlights conservative momentum
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.