Ted Cruz Senate ad: What’s true, what’s not

Ted Cruz Senate ad: What’s true, what’s not

With early voting under way for the Texas Primary, Republican candidates in the U.S. Senate race are spending millions of dollars bashing each other in TV ads.

Ted Cruz, vying to get in a runoff, is running a commercial criticizing opponent and frontrunner Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. But his claims are split between true and false.

With testimonials from supporters — including some tea party activists — the Cruz commercial aims squarely at Dewhurst.

“David Dewhurst is attacking Ted Cruz,” one supporter says in the ad.

That’s true.

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Ted Cruz Senate ad: What’s true, what’s not

Ted Cruz NEEDS to be attacked, and if you think it’s HOT now, just wait … if this comes down to a run-off between David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz, it will be nasty.

Dewhurst has blanketed the state with ads criticizing Cruz for representing a Chinese tire-maker who was found liable for stealing an American company’s blueprints.

The ads have hurt Cruz, and his commercial responds with supporters saying: “David Dewhurst thinks I care more about Chinese tires than his tax-and-spend record.”

Ted Cruz is a LIAR. And Teddy, listen, some of us DO care about you getting in bed with the Chinese. There’ a lot more information on Ted Cruz here: The Real Ted Cruz

Then, the Cruz commercial attacks with this claim: “Dewhurst increased spending $72 billion and calls it a cut. It’s not a cut.”

That’s false.

The figure cited is the raw dollar increase in state and federal dollars in four of the five budgets since Dewhurst took office in 2003.

But Dewhurst’s specific claim is that the general fund — with just state tax dollars for all five budgets — dropped since then.

As PolitiFact Texas found, when adjusted for population and inflation — and even rolling in delayed spending for schools and Medicaid — general revenue spending dropped since 2003.

Another LIE. How about that?

Cruz’s ad then claims again that Dewhurst promoted an income tax. “What’s a wage tax? A fancy disguise for an income tax,” the ad says.

That’s false.

As we previously found, Dewhurst has not supported an income tax.

Lie Ted Lie! Make sure Texas sees you for what you are!

Then in the political ad, a Cruz supporter — Cathie Adams, former Chair of the Republican Party of Texas — says this: “Dewhurst appoints liberal Democrats.”

That’s true.

While in charge of the Senate, Dewhurst appointed an average of seven Democrats to chair committees in each legislative session since 2003.

Apparently Ted Cruz is not all that smart. Does he not realize that regardless the number of Democrats that DO chair committees in the Texas House and Senate, the GOP still maintains solid control over BOTH Houses.

The Democrats in Texas are elected to represent their constituents, just like GOP members are, and they can’t be denied an opportunity to *serve*. Dewhurst was only being a fair and balanced Lt. Governor and was doing his job.

Nothing says that either House has to allow any proposals made BY the Democrats to actually pass now does it? :twisted:

With this commercial, Ted Cruz hopes primary voters think about that and appoint him the Republican nominee.

They won’t, not if they have more than a few brain cells to work with…

WFAA and Brad Watson have done a really decent job of presenting the facts as they really are, that is something so many media sources will not do. I thank them for this story and I hope it will influence Texas voters to support and vote for Lt. Governor David Dewhurst in his bid to become the next U.S. Senator from Texas.

I support David Dewhurst for U.S. Senate, I hope you will too!

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7 Responses to Ted Cruz Senate ad: What’s true, what’s not

  1. mrchuck says:

    I was surprised when the Conservative radio host Mark Levin called me asking that I vote for Ted Cruz.
    Then Sarah Palin (past gov of AK) called and also said to vote for Ted Cruz.

    This angered me.

    Lt Gov/TX Dewhurst gets MY VOTE!!!

    • TexasFred says:

      I got a robo-call Saturday AM, “HELLO TEXAS, this is Gov. Sarah Palin and I am calling to encourage you to vote for Ted Cruz……”

      I hung up…

      Palin is NOT a Governor, she QUIT half way through her term, she is a moonbat bitch that has Sarah Palin on her mind 24/7 and even if I didn’t support David Dewhurst, that ONE phone call would have been all I needed.. .

    • BobF says:

      I heard Dick Morris on Hannity last night saying to support Cruz.

  2. TomR says:

    I just spent six or seven months of agony watching as the conservatives in the GOP presidential primary campaign self destructed by attacking each other, leaving us with a super Rino. Now the same stupid is happening here in Texas in the US Senate primary campaign. I am fed up with it. I voted absentee and picked the only candidate NOT running attack ads here in the DFW market. Then I will vote for the winner in the general.

  3. Gads, and GOA is supporting him…

    That sucks!

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