Saturday, February 06, 2016

Ever Looked at Ted Cruz's Resume?

By Reaganite Republican

Say what you will about Ted Cruz, but the Senator from Texas is the only man in the current presidential field who has spent his entire life defending the United States Constitution.

He went to the Senate promising he wasn't going there to make friends, but instead pledged to rattle the cages of the establishment. And, unlike 99.9% of the politicos who make it to D.C., he kept his promises:

  • Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 - May 2008, Cruz was the first Hispanic Solicitor General in Texas, the youngest Solicitor General in the entire country, and had the longest tenure in Texas history. 
  • Partner at the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where he led the firm’s U.S. Supreme Court and national appellate litigation practice. 
  • Cruz has authored 80+ SCOTUS briefs and presented 40+ oral arguments before The Court
  • Cruz served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist. Cruz was the first Hispanic ever to clerk for a Chief Justice of the United States
  • Described as a 'superb' constitutional lawyer, the man's considerable skills and laser-like focus were on display for all when he took oily reptile Eric Holder by the neck in 2013 and made him answer the frickin question.
  • In the landmark case of District of Columbia v. Heller, Cruz assembled a coalition of 31 states in defense of the principle that the 2nd Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms.
  • Cruz presented oral argument for the amici states in the companion case to Heller before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
  • In addition to his victory in Heller, Cruz has successfully defended the Ten Commandments monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds, the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools and the majority of the 2003 Texas redistricting plan. Cruz also successfully defended, in Medellin v. Texas, the State of Texas against an attempt by the International Court of Justice to re-open the criminal convictions of 51 murderers on death row throughout the United States.
  • Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission
    • Domestic Policy Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign.
    • Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, where he taught U.S. Supreme Court litigation 
    • Ted Cruz is currently junior US Senator from Texas. In order to win the 2012 Republican nomination for the Senate seat vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison, Cruz had to defeat Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst -heavily favored/backed by the DC old-guard GOP- in the Republican primary runoff. In the event, TEA Party favorite Cruz crushed Dewhurst, 57-43%...
      he then beat Democrat Paul Sadler in the general election by a similar margin, 56-41. Cruz is also endorsed by the Tea Party Movement and the Republican Liberty Caucus.
    • AWARDS: "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Chambers USA (2009 & 2010)
      "50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America," National Law Journal (2008)
      "25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century," Texas Lawyer (2010)
      "20 Young Hispanic Americans on the Rise," Newsweek (1999)
      Traphagen Distinguished Alumnus, Harvard Law School
    • Led efforts to protect the Congressional "power of the purse" -- and the Constitution's checks and balances -- by shutting down the government in 2013 in order to defund Obamacare. Despite the shrieks of the government-media complex, not only did the shutdown not hurt the GOP, Cruz's party took the Senate in 2014.
    Like The Great One Mark Levin says, re. this new wave of stand-straight-up patriots -TC, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, et. al: 'They're not perfect, nobody is- but they're damn good'.

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    Anonymous said...

    I'm no expert in the US Constitution,
    so maybe someone can help me:

    where in the Constitution does it mention
    "stopping the ways and corruption of Washington"
    by using "the ways and corruption of Washington"
    to win Primary delegates?

    Anonymous said...

    Your argument is based on a false premise, which itself is promulgated on a false media narrative. There was nothing corrupt about it. The real fact is that this entire episode would have never happened, if Dr. Carson's campaign would have been competent at running a campaign, and if Dr. Carson himself would have been an effective leader outside of the operating room. Cruz offered a sincere apology for the mistake that should not have been made, while Dr.Carson has failed to confront the problems within his own campaign; there is a reason most of his campaign resigned in mass. I believe he owes Ted Cruz an apology for this continued attack on his character, for the sole purpose of raising as much money as he is able to, before this whole thing has come to an end. said...

    Anonymous? Tells you exactly what kind of spine this person has and is desperate to defend a losing Candidate that should be attacking his own people for the CNN 2 bit hit on him...

    Quit Complaining.

    Anonymous said...

    And how does your spine fare, Mr. R U Crazy, I?

    Anonymous said...

    Impressive resume except for one important fact. He never actually worked in a business that made things or had to worry about making payroll or anything remotely similar to what the vast majority of Americans have to worry about every day. He's a lawyer in a town of lawyers whose sole purpose regardless of party affiliation seems to be to protect their memberships in the country club otherwise known as Washington DC.

    Julie Porter said...

    He has done everything he shouldn't do if he wanted to protect his membership as you said. He stood by his principles and the people that voted him in, even though it earned him events. He called McConnell a liar, which he was. These aren't actions of someone just protecting their membership.