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Tue Oct 9, 2018, 06:44 PM

Ted Cruz declines, so challenger Beto O'Rourke gets an hour on national TV by himself

Source: star-telegram.com

CNN is shining a light on three of the “most consequential races” in 2018 — including the Texas bid for U.S. Senate — through debates or town halls in the coming weeks.

But Texans won’t get to see incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of El Paso face off in this series.

“Sen. Ted Cruz (R) declined CNN’s invitation to participate in the town hall,” a CNN statement noted.

So O’Rourke will be featured in a live, one-hour town hall with CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash in South Texas on Oct. 18.



Read more: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/article219732670.html

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Reply Ted Cruz declines, so challenger Beto O'Rourke gets an hour on national TV by himself (Original post)
Seedersandleechers Oct 2018 OP
More_Cowbell Oct 2018 #1
bitterross Oct 2018 #23
Honeycombe8 Oct 2018 #27
vi5 Oct 2018 #2
UncleTomsEvilBrother Oct 2018 #3
House of Roberts Oct 2018 #19
Honeycombe8 Oct 2018 #28
Honeycombe8 Oct 2018 #4
TrollBuster9090 Oct 2018 #7
Honeycombe8 Oct 2018 #16
Hulk Oct 2018 #21
TrollBuster9090 Oct 2018 #31
Hulk Oct 2018 #32
Brother Buzz Oct 2018 #10
Honeycombe8 Oct 2018 #15
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2018 #24
pangaia Oct 2018 #25
sellitman Oct 2018 #5
TrollBuster9090 Oct 2018 #6
SWBTATTReg Oct 2018 #8
cstanleytech Oct 2018 #9
qazplm135 Oct 2018 #29
7962 Oct 2018 #11
BlueWI Oct 2018 #12
beachbum bob Oct 2018 #13
Brother Buzz Oct 2018 #14
keithbvadu2 Oct 2018 #17
Brother Buzz Oct 2018 #18
hibbing Oct 2018 #20
BadgerMom Oct 2018 #22
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #26
laserhaas Oct 2018 #30
duforsure Oct 2018 #33
Nitram Oct 2018 #34
BlueIdaho Oct 2018 #37
NCjack Oct 2018 #35
BlueIdaho Oct 2018 #36

Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 06:49 PM

1. Cruz knows that "his" voters are looking for the R after his name, not for any substance

But maybe Beto can change a few people's minds in his hour.

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 09:54 PM

23. You are correct. The "R" is the only thing that matters to them.

 

They don't do policy or facts.

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 11:38 PM

27. Sad but true. nt

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 06:52 PM

2. "Tough as Texas" my ass

 

....I'd like to see every R driven out of office, but if Beto wins this one it will be one of the sweetest victories.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 06:52 PM

3. Beto should do like a Republican would

He should tell blatant and heinous lies about Cruz, making Cruz having to defend himself in the media. That's what Cruz would do if the tables were turned.

Beto is a nice guy.
Beto is a Democrat.
Beto is down 6 in the polls.

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Response to UncleTomsEvilBrother (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 08:57 PM

19. Beto can settle for telling blatant and heinous TRUTHS about Cruz.

He doesn't have to lie.

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Response to UncleTomsEvilBrother (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 11:40 PM

28. He's down? Oh...that may be why Cruz said no. He can only hurt himself.

If you're ahead, there's no reason to debate.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 06:52 PM

4. Cruz said no? I know why, I know why! (she says, raising her hand)

It's the old Nixon-Kennedy thing. Cruz is less attractive, and older, than Beto. So he'd start out with a disadvantage to begin with. Hard to overcome the visual. Past, meet future. Turtle, meet Hare. Dour and sour, meet charming and disarming.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 06:58 PM

7. He may be as ugly as Nixon, but he's not half as smart. The smart thing to do....

The smart thing to do would be to push for a RADIO debate. After all, the GOP base LIVES on AM radio.

Glad he didn't think of that, and just stuck to the "I'll piss off like greased lightning" approach.

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 08:06 PM

16. Yep. He made the right choice. nt

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 09:25 PM

21. AM radio and fox have Texas by the balls

 

I just finished driving through Texas Saturday...from Laredo to Albuquerque, and it is ALL they have on the radio...AM AND FM...is reich wing propaganda con artists and evangelical witch burning scare devils screaming at the listeners 24/7...and ALL ACROSS rural ameriKKKa. NO progressive voices..not even NPR. This is one major reason why "there are two Americas"...cause one is pumped with so much bull shit and fear between their ears, they would sooner team up with Putin than some dad-blamed librul.

Nation of morons!!

It's planned that way...to keep 'em stupid. It's damned scary! Thanks for destroying "the Fairness Doctrine". Now we can just drown out any resemblence of reality and pump fear and hatred in their empty, un-educated and mostly empty heads.

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Response to Hulk (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 02:03 AM

31. Good point! People disagree with me, but I think one of the worst things to ever

to ever happen to America was when Reagan was allowed to ditch the FCC Fairness Doctrine. It paved the way for 30 year of right wing brain washing.

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #31)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 02:13 AM

32. I'd have to say they don't know what they are talking about if they disagree with you.

 

Without a doubt, this has led to the dumbing down and the divided America we are stuck with today. It’s really sad, but once their heads are filled with that garbage of lies and fear, there is no convincing them otherwise. I’ve lost siblings to that poison.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 07:39 PM

10. Ted Cruz is 47, Beto O'Rourke is 46

Deference between clean living with a pure heart, and sleeping with the Devil.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 08:05 PM

15. The hell you say!Wow. On the right: Before you start your healthy living program. On the left: After

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 10:28 PM

24. Has Cruz always had that ...thing..on his nose?


I've not had the pleasure of seeing him in that angle.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 10:31 PM

25. Cruz hides from himself. As do so many right wingers..

Utter fear of confronting and seeing themselves.

It is a horrifyingly disastrous way to live one's life .

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 06:53 PM

5. Cruz is screwed either way.

He goes and looks like the fool he is or he stays home and gives up the grand stage to Beto.

Love it!

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 06:56 PM

6. "Tough as Texas" Cruz Chicken as Trump.

Ted Cruz: great big sack of sanctimonious chicken shit.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 07:19 PM

8. Cruz is one of the most unappealing, least telegenic person to go in front of a TV camera. As ...

rump calls him, 'lying Ted'...this name seems very appropriate for describing cruz, and obviously he knows this already. Didn't want to appear on TV in front of millions defining the very essence of the word 'unappealing'.

I also happen to think that cruz is afraid of Beto and how he would come out of the contest ... Beto would win hands down.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 07:34 PM

9. Why is Cruz afraid of debating if as Cruz and the Repugnants claim that he is in a strong position?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 11:53 PM

29. Because he's got nowhere to go but

Down. Smartest thing he can do is go into hiding for the next month.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 07:42 PM

11. What an idiot. FREE publicity. Guess he couldn't handle the scrutiny. nt

 

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 07:44 PM

12. What a political chicken, Ted Cruz

Run and hide instead of debate your opponent.

And this is what big tough Texas values in a leader???

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 07:51 PM

13. That's ted's Texas tough..running like a coward he is and will make

 

a political ad.

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 07:59 PM

14. It's basically already in the can

Although I'm guessing Sonny Carl Davis would be willing to do an update

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 08:07 PM

17. Now he begs Donald to help him.

Now he begs Donald to help him.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/texas/article/Ted-Cruz-asks-Trump-to-campaign-for-him-13138353.php#photo-15979147

Rafael will make sure his wife kisses Donald's ring, especially if the ring is in Donald's back pocket.

And she will do it with a smile and a big 'thank you'.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #17)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 08:17 PM

18. I understand Lyin' Ted is experiencing some serious flop sweat just thinking about....

The 55,000 protesters that will be there when the orange anus shows up at his rally.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 09:08 PM

20. I hope he fuels up on a lot of tofu n/t

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 09:53 PM

22. I think I love this.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 11:08 PM

26. Cruz is such a coward. Go Beto!

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 01:35 AM

30. Awesome! - Beto, for the better!

 

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:14 AM

33. Crus is the coward and the chicken now

After backing putting children into cages and intentionally losing them from their parent permanently damaging them for life, and robbing million from their health care so the wealthy can have more tax refunds in the millions every year, and now promoting a sexual predator and possible gang rapist to the highest court , the people , especially all the women should unite even more against these criminals committing child abuse daily , and he's saying and doing nothing to stop it, which says a lot about his lack of morals, ethics, and character . Cruz is as hated in Texas now as they hate him in Congress, and for very good reasons, he's a serial liar , and is corrupt as hell too. No one lies that much that isn't corrupt. He's so cowardly he can't stand up to trump on anything, and won't .

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:21 AM

34. LOL! Ted's ads say he's "Texas Tough." That clearly means Texans are all total wimps.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #34)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 11:23 AM

37. C'mon Ted...

Ted...

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:57 AM

35. CNN should get an actor to play Ted Cruz. Perhaps, Clint Deadwood. nt

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 11:22 AM

36. Great national exposure

For a guy with plenty of potential this year and beyond.

Cruz is history Beto is the future.

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