Texas junior Sen. Ted Cruz
October 9th, 2013
07:21 AM ET
11 months ago

Any Cruz is good news for Democrats

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - It's official: Ted Cruz is Democratic enemy number one.

In the span of a year, Cruz has transformed himself from a little-known Senate candidate into the face of a government shutdown that has roiled Washington politics and raised questions about the viability of the American political process.

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  1. boungiorno

    when we see people with different opinions that doesn't stop american progress the peoples concerns are being voiced for all to hear because something is wrong

    October 9, 2013 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  2. Data Driven

    Attaching Cruz to San Diego's local fool Carl DeMaio won't hurt DeMaio - San Diego's an epicenter of reactionary politics, particularly in the suburbs.

    Genreally speaking though, Dems are smart to use the seditious Cruz as a way to define the GOP.

    October 9, 2013 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  3. bassman

    I guess he should have worn pretty pink tennis shoes during his marathon speech as Wendy Davis did. Our media would have given him a much different response.

    October 9, 2013 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  4. g

    who funds the tea party and fox news al qeada

    October 9, 2013 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  5. kirk

    Said it before and say it again, keep the border open, it won't be long and we will be sneaking into their country.You won't recognize your country if the gop get control, and they will if you don't vote, money will win if we let it. Mitch McConnell is a traitor, puppet, soulless man.fighting for the right to remove all campaign finance rules put in place to keep corruption out, sad day

    October 9, 2013 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  6. tom l

    The ACA is way more expensive than what they said it would cost when it passed. When items in our budget cost more than what we first thought, every normal person would reassess that cost. Period. That's all that's happening here.

    October 9, 2013 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  7. S. B. Stein

    I don't think Cruz really understands government and how it works. Is it possible that Al Qeda sent people to get Cruz and others like him elected to slow down the attacks on these crazy terrorists and to bring the US reputation down to make it harder for the US to function with the rest of the world to prevent these people who only want their way and lack the imagination of a peaceful world with different points of view.

    October 9, 2013 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
  8. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Cruz has shown himself to be the incompetent JOKE that he really is .this loser will take the whole GOP ship of fools down with him in 2014 and 2016 ,we won't forget to vote you out GOP !!!!!!!

    October 9, 2013 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  9. Alan S.

    Extremist Ted Cruz is a Political Terrorist! He isn't even a American! He's a Traitor to the GOP, a Traitor to his own Latino culture and a Traitor to the People of America. He would rather have America's Economy destroyed and have Americans thrown out of work and suffer another Economic Depression than to remove the threat to Speaker Boehner to allow a simple up and down vote on a clean bill. All Ted Cruz cares about is "TED CRUZ", he couldn't care less for the common American suffering today.

    October 9, 2013 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  10. Mary Ann

    The GOP/tea party=American Terrorist

    October 9, 2013 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  11. Rudy NYC

    What is most disturbing about Ted Cruz is how similar he is to McCarthy. Not only does Cruz act like him, but his looks and voice are also very similar.

    October 9, 2013 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  12. the hippies were right

    Dems don't have anything to worry about. In due time all the conservative, teaparty birthers who thought Obama wasn't eligible to be president will come out of the woodworks to try to derail Cruz's campaign. They will put bumper stickers on their cars, hold signs next to the highways, scream and yell on Fox and do everything they can to stop this evil illegal alien from becoming president. I'm surprised they haven't started yet. But I have no doubt they will......soon. We are so lucky to have all these birthers looking out for us and our countries safety. Sorry it didn't work out with Obama, but I'm looking forward to you intelligent people stopping Cruz's illegal run for office. Good Luck and Thank You for all that you do!

    October 9, 2013 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  13. Rick McDaniel

    Nice try Dems.........but Cruz is not the face of the opposition to Obama.

    All true patriots in America, are in opposition to Obama, because he is a dictator.

    October 9, 2013 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  14. kirk

    Noticed a few articles back, mark Sanford, trolling for tea dollars, why not just put a "for sale" sign up outside your office? Another gop politician with a rock solid moral compass, we need to stop this insanity, why on earth would a person who's not filthy rich ever in their right minds vote for these guys? Quickly losing hope for a decent future for the working class of our once great nation . If someone were to tell me twenty years ago it would be like this I would not have believed them

    October 9, 2013 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  15. Name Uche Agonsi

    Unless for people as sick as Cruz, the name only denotes chaos. He should kiss bye to leadership or rule in hell.

    October 9, 2013 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  16. Wake up People!

    Actually Cruz is enemy #1 to the moderate members of the GOP, thanks to their weakness, Ted runs the party now.

    Go Ted.
    Cruz, Paul, and Palin 2016!!!

    October 9, 2013 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  17. ST

    Those days I was very much annoyed by the woman from Alaska and for her it was just making noise. BUT this time this devil from Canada really clicks my nerves. He is not only talking, but also taking actions at the same time. Yesterday when I watched that woman who has lost her son in Afghanistan war and was helpless because of the actions of Cruz, I came to ask myself what kind of heart Ted Cruz has?

    October 9, 2013 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  18. Larry in Houston

    that "Junior Senator" won't be around too muscle his mouth around, after the 2014 mid-terms. Not only he is hurting his own party, but IF the Dems happen to take control in 2014, much of what he says will go un-noticed.
    This guy is a piece of work. I know one thing, IF You ever need an attorney, he can talk to that Jury like everything he says is totally believable. He must have taken his lessons from Johnnie Cochran/Robert Shapiro/F.Lee Bailey

    October 9, 2013 09:25 am at 9:25 am |