.@TedCruz calls the gun filibuster a "sideshow" and says "it was offensive to see Democrat after Democrat rattling on about the NRA."
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) June 16, 2016
With the Democrats openly rebelling against the NRA (and the GOP candidate flailing on all fronts), a call went out in search of a New Hope. And guess who happened to be waiting by the phone…
You don't defeat terrorism by taking away our guns. You defeat terrorism by using our guns. https://t.co/JppvzOuH5U
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) June 16, 2016
From the Hill, yesterday:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) attended a confidential dinner with more than 20 top conservatives on Tuesday night to plan his comeback as a movement leader in the mold of Ronald Reagan.
The dinner was at the Virginia home of conservative activist Brent Bozell, and the agenda was to plot Cruz’s future and the future of the conservative movement.
The undertone of the dinner was about how to position Cruz for a future tilt at the presidency and to spearhead the conservative movement from his seat in the Senate, those in attendance said.
Dining with Cruz and his chief of staff, Paul Teller, were some of the most powerful figures in the conservative movement.
The spectrum of economic, national security and social conservatives seated at the table included Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, Club for Growth President David McIntosh, direct-mail guru Richard Viguerie, National Rifle Association board member and former Cincinnati Mayor Ken Blackwell, and Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, sources confirmed…
Many of the leaders at the dinner want Cruz to run for president again, and they are viewing Cruz’s unsuccessful 2016 run as similar to Reagan’s failed attempt in 1976 to unseat the incumbent Republican president, Gerald Ford…
Reagan gave the grifting bigots of the “Moral Majority” a comfy seat at the top table, back in the day when AIDS was still a mysterious new “gay plague”. And as far as these good Christianists are concerned, it’s not as though the Orlando massacre involved, you know, actual American people — just “pawns of the devil“…
On Senate floor, Ted Cruz calls Dems' #filibuster a "political show"
"This is not a gun control issue — this is a terrorism issue"
— Betsy Woodruff (@woodruffbets) June 16, 2016
He filibustered to take away people's health coverage. https://t.co/pANe5FIvCA
— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) June 16, 2016
The only possible gleam of light I can see from #Failgunner Ted’s re-emergence is that he might’ve timed it badly. He’ll never go away, but one can hope there’s enough public revulsion at his new grab for the spotlight to send him back to the fever swamps for a while.
— B. A. Mahrab (@BAMahrab) June 16, 2016