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VIDEO: U.S. Sen. Cruz Joins Sen. Paul’s Filibuster of John Brennan

Date posted: March 7, 2013

VIDEO: U.S. Sen. Cruz Joins Sen. Paul’s Filibuster of John Brennan

Ted Cruz at the Alamo



WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) today joined Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) filibuster of John Brennan’s nomination for CIA Director:


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Dallas, TX – God, Guns, & the Constitution Townhall Meeting

God, Guns and the Constitution

Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)

Dallas, TX

Final Townhall Meeting Dallas TX

Women On the Wall will be taking on the issues that matter. Sharing information and updates on our weekly radio show on Monday mornings at 10 am CST. You will not want to miss this show. We will have up to date information on CSCOPE  and guests who are the experts on education and other issues that are effecting our children and grandchildren.


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Fundraiser/Information Raiser for Ted Cruz~ Knowledge is Power!

Date posted: October 11, 2012

 Ted Cruz Fund Raiser

America Needs Jobs

September 12th, 2011


Fundraiser in support of Ted Cruz 

 Ted Cruz WILL NOT be present but he will have some amazing surrogates.  

Light refreshments will be served at 6:00pm

TX State Senator Brian Birdwell will speak 6:30pm

State Represenative Bill Zedler will speak 7:00pm

Rafael Cruz (Ted’s father) will speak 7:30pm


(Given by local Cruz Crew) Friday October 12, 2012 6:00-8:30pm

Cleburne Conference Center 1501 West Henderson Cleburne, TX 76033

For more information contact: Maggie Wright maggiecloptonwright@gmail.com 817-480-3110

Donate online: www.tedcruz.org


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Obama, Kennedy Catholics and Coddling Islamists~

Date posted: September 24, 2012

Over at FosterFriess.com Joe Lindsley makes some great points in his post Obama Coddles Islamists, Stomps on Catholics. After reading it I was reminded of what Ted Cruz had to say when he spoke at the Conservative Leaders Rally hosted by Rick Santorum and his organization Patriot Voices in Tampa at the RNC National Convention.

Ted Cruz asks…. “What would an  Al Smith or Jack Kennedy say today about a President who says to the Catholic’s of America change your religious beliefs or I will use my power as president to shut down your hospitals.” 


 Joe Lindsley points out….

He throws free speech under the bus to appeal to radicals who hate America while he violates the religious freedom of Americans


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The Obama administration has made it clear it has little regard for our two foundational American freedoms: freedom of speech and freedom of religion. In a sense sympathizing with the Islamists attacking our embassies, Obama has strongly decried those who dare to criticize the Prophet Mohammad, on the grounds that the United States respects all religions. But has he shown respect toward, say, American Catholics, by ordering that every employer, including Catholics who might have moral or religious objections, must pay for abortion-inducing drugs for their employees? This, more so than a YouTube video, actually affects the lives of Catholics:  They will have to violate their conscience or their church teachings or pay a fine. Muslims are free to ignore, as Salman Rushdie put it, “some stupid YouTube video,” but Catholics can’t ignore the Obama mandate.

So which is a more serious affront to religious freedom? And why is the president willing to throw freedom of speech under the bus to protect the “freedom” of radicals to drag an American ambassador through the streets?  

I would just ask again what would Jack Kennedy say of President Obama?   


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Join Rick Santorum and Congressman Burgess in Southlake for Ted Cruz’s Final Push!

Date posted: July 25, 2012

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Come join us at Lonesome Dove Ranch in Southlake, Texas.

Rick Santorum, Congressman Michael Burgess & Ted Cruz will be in Southlake this Saturday, July 28th, for a good old-fashioned Get Out the Vote stop and Rally. 

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Come meet Ted and learn how you can help the campaign with the 72 Hour Get Out the Vote program.


GOTV Stop and Rally with 
Rick Santorum, 

Congressman Burgess and Ted Cruz

Saturday, July 28th
11:30-1:00 PM
The Ranch of Lonesome Dove
2299 Lonesome Dove Rd.
Southlake, TX 76092

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David Dewhurst and His Dishonest Campaign

Date posted: July 13, 2012

Educator for 33 years and was appointed by President Reagan, Now Activist Writer

By Donna Garner

On 7.6.12, I published “Why Choose Ted Cruz Over David Dewhurst for U. S.Senate?”  Since then new evidence has surfaced that confirms what I said in my article.  David Dewhurst, Texas’ present Lt. Governor, is a self-serving, left-leaning politician who is not above using unethical means to try to win this U. S. Senate election.

On 6.28.12, Peggy Fikac (reporter for San Antonio Express-New) stated that in a 2007 speech, “Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who in his U.S. Senate debate with Ted Cruz days ago adamantly opposed a guest-worker program ‘until and unless’ the border is secured, supported a guest-worker program ‘for those here today illegally.’ ”

Almost immediately after Fikac unveiled Dewhurst’s 2007 speech, it was scrubbed from the official, state-taxpayer-supported, Lt. Governor’s website — (7.11.12 – “Dewhurst Speech Backing Guest worker Program Removed from Official Website”

Young Conservatives of Texas has filed an open records request asking to see “recorded conversations between Dewhurst’s office and the secretary of Senate regarding the archiving request. YCT also wants to see the archived speeches made available to the organization, and the dates and times of the requests to remove the speeches from the website” (http://blog.chron.com/texaspolitics/).

Voters need to learn as much as possible about these two candidates – Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst.

For brevity’s sake, I have excerpted only my comments about David Dewhurst:


Many people who actually work with David Dewhurst in the Texas Legislature do not like him and have made the following comments as reported by the media: “People hold him in no regard. Not high. Not low. No regard…He’s never shown himself to be knowledgeable…He’s just inept…He’s weird…He’s aloof and off-putting…He is stiff and joyless…He’s a fake.”


David Dewhurst went to Lamar High in Houston, attended the U. of Arizona, and went into the Air Force for a brief time in 1971.  He then started working for the CIA in Bolivia during a coup operation.

When Dewhurst quit the CIA and came back to Texas, he established his oil and gas company (Falcon Seaboard) during the big energy surge in Texas. This helped him to be able to borrow enough money to build several power plants, buy a 42,723-acre ranch near Sonora, a 3,000- acre ranch in Colorado, another ranch in Nebraska, and a ranch in Fredericksburg where Dewhurst breeds quarter horses and cattle.

In 1995 David married a model — a “trophy wife” named Tammy Jo Hopkins  — who was 18 years younger than he was.  She had been Miss Teen USA and spent money loosely.  David and Tammy’s credit card bills were said to have reached $50,000 each month; and the elitist couple bought a 13,000 square-foot mansion in the River Oaks section of  Houston, a condo in Santa Fe, and an elaborate house in Pemberton Heights in Austin.

With all that wealth came alcohol problems; and in 1999, while Tammy was driving her new Mercedes, she crossed the center stripe, hit an elderly couple, was charged with driving while intoxicated, was fined $1,200, served one year of probation doing community service, and filed for divorce from David Dewhurst.

In Feb. 2009, Dewhurst announced that he planned to marry former Tex. State Senator Teel Bivins’ ex-wife, Patricia Hamilton “Tricia” Bivins.

Later in the same year (Oct. 2009), Teel Bivins died at age 61 of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.  He had been diagnosed with the disease in 2004 while he was the Ambassador to Sweden, appointed by President George W. Bush.

[When Sen. Teel Bivins became the Ambassador, Kel Seliger took Bivins’ place in the Senate.]

Tricia and Teel had one child, Carolyn, who was close to five years of age when David Dewhurst and Tricia married.

The order of events seems to have been — Dewhurst divorced his first wife; Tricia divorced Teel Bivins; Tricia married Dewhurst; four month later, Teel Bivins died.


During the 1990’s, David Dewhurst gave half a million dollars to the Republican Party and to GOP candidates who responded in kind to support him in his race in 1997 when he ran for the General Land Commissioner.  Dewhurst spent $4 Million of his own money to win the race.

In 2000 while at the General Land Office, he had a public feud with Republican Comptroller Carol Keeton Rylander in which she said he owed the state $1 Million in taxes for luxury items that he had imported from other countries.

All sorts of rumors abounded while Dewhurst was at the General Land Office — some even questioning his sexual identity even though he was seen with “young, leggy, blonde women.”

Then in the elections of 2002, David Dewhurst (Republican) ran against John Sharp (Democrat) for the Lt. Governor’s seat.  Dewhurst won this election because of having “bought” the race for himself out of his $200 Million in personal wealth.

John Sharp had served in the Texas House, the Texas Senate, the Texas Railroad Commission, and as Comptroller.  Dewhurst had only served a few years in the General Land Office.

In that campaign Dewhurst ran a four-page spread and featured a photo of himself dressed as a soldier, standing in front of the American flag. One glitch: Dewhurst was dressed in a German general’s uniform.

Many well-known Republicans and state-wide interest groups endorsed Democrat John Sharp because they said they knew and trusted him and did not feel the same about Dewhurst. These were Nolan Ryan, Sen. John Carona, the Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce, Texas Medical Association, Texas Association of Realtors, Independent Bankers Association, Texas Civil Justice League, Farm Bureau, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

Dewhurst’s limited endorsements included Texans for Lawsuit Reform and the Texas Restaurant Association PAC, but Dewhurst relied upon his vast millions to “buy” the Lieutenant Governor’s seat for himself.

Years later, will David Dewhurst be able to “buy” the U. S. Senate seat for himself in the same way that he has used his own personal millions to “buy” his General Land Commissioner and Lt. Gov. seats?

This time it looks as if Dewhurst’s personal fortune may not be enough to offset the huge outpouring of support for Ted Cruz.

Dewhurst’s millions were not able to generate the votes to boost him above 50% in the primary elections, and he and Ted Cruz are locked in a run-off that will be decided on July 31, 2012.

Early voting is from July 23 – July 27.  My husband and I always vote early so that if we die before election day, our ballots will already be counted. You may feel the same.









Early voting is from July 23 – July 27.

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