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October 11th, 2013
07:56 PM ET

Ted Cruz the star of the Values Voter Summit

The top conservatives of the GOP descended on Washington this week for the annual Values Voter Summit. CNN's Erin McPike reports on the freshman senator from Texas - and the architect of the government shutdown - and his starring role at the conference.


Filed under: Erin McPike • Government shutdown • Ted Cruz
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  1. labman57

    The Values Voters Summit has much in common with CPAC - both exemplify everything that has gone wrong within the Republican Party, as these annual gatherings are essentially full-fledged political circuses ... complete with a multitude of bombastic clowns and an abundant supply of elephant poop.

    Furthermore, these covens of right wing reactionaries and self-righteous Christian social regressives provide a vehicle for conservative extremists and tea party lunatics to engage in "Stuart Smalley-esque" affirmation-fests ... as well as present banal, snarky speeches laden with rehashed Bush-era talking points, theocracy-promoting rhetoric, petty insults, and a healthy dose of misogynistic, homophobic, and racist innuendo.

    I would have loved to have been the guy who ran the tin foil concession stands at CPAC and the VVS. Would have made a small fortune in sales.

    As for Mr. Cruz, Teddy is simply experiencing his 15 minutes.
    By next election season, he will be another spent corpse on the scrap heap of tea party POTUS wannabes.

    October 13, 2013 at 11:32 am |

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