Awkward: Washington Times writer says Ted Cruz ‘blew away’ 6,000 people at NRA convention

Please, don’t encourage them. The NRA’s critics already consider the organization directly responsible for every shooting death recorded in the United States. That tidbit aside, were people really yelling, “You are our leader”? It’s certainly possible, and Sen. Ted Cruz’ interest in a 2016 run for president has been called “undeniable.” If Cruz does run, expect a lot of headlines that resemble that tweet.

Also prepare for a lot of reactions like this one:

It’ll take more than Nazi references to quiet Ted Cruz, who challenged Vice President Joe “Buy a Shotgun” Biden to an hour-long debate on stopping crime. Did Cruz’ defense of the Constitution blow away the crowd in Houston? Yes, it did.

  • Jeremy

    He must have got tips from Obama for his tweet after his brilliant remark about Jason Collins and Shaq.

    • angeleyez

      Ted Cruz wrote the amicus brief in the landmark Second Amendment
      case, District of Columbia vs Heller before he became a Senator from Texas.
      The real news is that Cruz challenged Biden to a gun debate.

      • Marcus Cicero

        And Bidumb will run like a scared rabbit from that debate.

      • Watch it

        He should challenge Biden to a gun duel.

    • Elaine

      That tweet was supposed to be a play on words and was meant to be SPUN. Liberals just can’ t help themselves…


    He is Awesome!

  • Jeremy

    Ted Cruz rocks

  • Ben Bollman

    Cruz must have had one of those “high capacity” 6000 round clips liberals always talk about.

    • Rob

      I think he got his hands on a nuke like they suggest will only satiate the gun crowd’s “gun fetish”

    • Brian H (wackobird)

      “clippy magazinny thingers”

      • Ben Bollman

        OH NOES! SCARY!!

        • Nan

          Does he have a gun to go with it?

  • GaryTheBrave

    What’s a “peolpe”?

    • Brian H (wackobird)

      A cross thumb “people”

  • nc

    Thank You, Twitchy! For bringing us Sen. Cruz’s speech. He is truly one of the good guys, and so smart and articulate. I hope he keeps bugging Biden on the debate challenge. Wouldn’t that be awesome?

    • Ben Bollman

      Speaking of being blown away, that would be Biden if he debated Cruz.

      • Brian H (wackobird)

        Joe Biden, more and more each day, reminds me of the reverend Jim from Taxi back in the day. Rev.Jim VS. Ted (the sledge) Cruz. Why even prepare?

        • Ben Bollman

          At least Reverend Jim wasn’t telling everyone what to do.

      • Billie Slash

        ….or Hillary Clinton…..

  • Blake Waymire

    Funny how leftists are making fun of conservatives for possibly saying that Cruz is our leader, considering how they act when Obama says anything.

    • Billie Slash

      The Left wouldn’t recognize a real leader if he bit them #CultofPersonality

      • Adela Wagner

        Unless he’s BEHIND them
        you know, I really thought I had heard it all, until that whole leading from behind thing came up…I’m still shaking my head.

  • CatHerder

    Blew away…yuk, yuk, yuk…Ah gits it. Barring government action, this will be the safest place in the world this weekend.

    • Ben Bollman

      Even then it will be 😉

  • freeinaz

    Sen. Ted Cruz is the real deal, period. If he runs in 2016 I will do whatever I possibly can to see this fine patriotic American into the White House.

    • Ben Bollman

      Me too, really he is about the only acceptable candidate we have right now.

  • Billie Slash

    If Ted Cruz had a son, he would look like an AR-15.
    CRUZ 2016!!!

  • Exodus2011

    yup he blew them away as in he captured their attention and their wholehearted support ~> standing ovation time!

    #BeClingers ——–> #AmericaRising

  • michael s

    i thought youwerent into rock stars yet you bring out failed rock star palin. i thoughtyou werent into saviors yet rubio is deemed your savior. youre not into leaders yet 6k of you call cruz your leader. more proof you republicans/right wingers /tea partiers want a person with the qualities Pres Obama has and youre envious of.

    • Ben Bollman

      Maybe do a little homework and learn some reading comprehension before you open your pie-hole, dumbass. Conservatism isn’t made or broken on one person because it is common sense to most people and we are honest about what it is. Liberalism has to be sold by shysters like Clinton and Obama because they can’t be honest about it being soft Communism because no one would buy it. Also this:

    • Todd Hill

      “want a person with the qualities Pres Obama has”

      Really? The RNC needs a used car salesman?

      • Adela Wagner

        With a trunk full of snake oil.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        They have one. Not a big fan of Reince Priebus. Holds no elected office, but chairs the party.

    • Adela Wagner

      What are you two? If we were interested in someone with Obama’s “qualities” we would have voted for him. More of your Swiss cheese logic. GO watch MSNBC, I hear they have yet ANOTHER apology out for splicing tape.

      • michael s

        so msnbc splices tape,what white media outlet doesn’t?

        • Adela Wagner

          Depends on WHY they do it. Taking the VP’s taped speech, then splicing it and presenting it as something that was said about something else entirely, then HAVING to come out and admit it and apologize…and it not being the first time, well that’s a bit more than creative editing or editing for time.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      You have an X-man as your avatar.

      • Adela Wagner

        That among other things, is why I asked him if he was two. And I love your avatar by the way. Is that doggie wearing glasses?

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      LOL, so sad.

    • 191145

      are you a graduate of holders “brainwashing school” ?

      • Jim Denney

        Like his idol Obama, I’m pretty sure he’s an instructor.

        Note to mikey; Obama never made professor, like everything else he starts, he’s too lazy to finish the job.

    • $8245944

      Is this post for real? lol Pathetic.

    • IHC

      You must be one of barry’s 3,000 cyber warrior brigade; ordered to infiltrate conservative sites, agitate, plant stories contrary the truth and, ridicule us – which we all know by now that it’s the Alinski model.
      You also only get paid minimum wage, otherwise you can’t afford to pay dues for internet access.
      I actually feel sorry for you and, your mindless robots – incompetent to form original thoughts and, rather look at your little cheat sheet to know what you suppose to say!

      • michael s

        I actually get paid below minimum wage.

        • Adela Wagner

          Illegal Alien?

    • GaryTheBrave

      Just to be fair, michael, if O had gone into the marketing/advertising business he would’ve been awesome. But I do not subscribe to his values and positions.

      We are attracted to true leaders who hold positions similar to ours AND can voice our values directly and succinctly. Palin and Cruz do that. Palin is not a “rock star” (failed or otherwise), but a leader and an influencer. Rubio has never been looked upon as a “savior” by anyone I know of. His star has faded with this amnesty thing. He’s about as popular in conservative circles as Christie right now. I argue that any “conservative” from a state along the I-95 corridor do not know what conservatism means.

    • lana ward

      Google, Darsano Rahardjo

    • Ronald Green

      No, we don’t want another ‘Obama’ or anyone like Christie either or you for that matter.

  • Aruana Zeelie

    Question as a liberal: Cruz is a rising star in the GOP, but is he eligible to run for president? Isn’t he Canadian? Should he be able to run, how will he get through the Republican primaries, who weed out the more rightwing aspect of the party, like Bahmann and Santorum? I know you guys think he is great, but will the COUNTRY vote for him?

    • BAW

      Cruz actually is a brilliant attorney, with the record to prove it so we can leave it to him to prove he’s “natural born.”

      As to the primaries or the COUNTRY, we shall see. I wish the left believed he’ll be “weeded” out (but I seriously doubt Democrats will take that chance especially since they have already begun the attacks).

      • Adela Wagner

        And if worse comes to worse, maybe we can find out who drew up Obama’s fake papers = #YoujustpulledanObama

    • Ronald Green

      Maybe you should be asking that question about your ‘god’ Obama.

      • Aruana Zeelie

        Why would you call him my “god”? Is it that Conservatives think we are all delusional? I think I mentioned here that I am a – gasp – liberal. Yes, I actually choose to be a liberal. The conservatism holds no appeal to me. Never has, never will. He is not my “god”.

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      He was born in Canada to two US citizens, from what I understand that makes him a natural born citizen. Just like with Obama, he has at least one US citizen as a parent. He probably would have to have renounced his Canadian citizenship, but depending on when he left Canada he may have lost it already.

      • Guest

        The Constitution states that only “a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution” is eligible to run for president.

        Won’t this lead to “birther” issues?

        • Michael Anderson (WB)

          From what I’ve been able to find on it a natural born citizen has been defined by the USSC as being born here or born to at least one US citizen. The requirement boils down to you must have been a citizen at birth. This is why the birther movement is a lot of hot air.

          The other issue I can see as a possible problem is dual citizenship. My brother was not allowed into the intelligence group of the USAF because he was not willing to renounce his Canadian citizenship. I suspect to be President you would be required to renounce all other citizenships.

  • Kaya Hund

    I’ve got a better one: Dr. Kermit Gosnell is a real cut up!

    • Kaya Hund

      PS — Lots of trolls out lately — Twitchy must really be getting on the nerves of libs. Twitchy makes them twitch, I suppose.

      • GaryTheBrave

        Too bad Twitchy wasn’t started about a year earlier. Maybe the election would’ve been different.

  • Red Fred

    The Constitution matters. All of the Constitution. Cruzin’.

  • Thomas Collins

    Would they use this phrase to describe a homosexuals’ meeting?

  • ChelieinTX

    Heh – if he does run, if the proglodytes try to boo him off the stage, it’ll just blend in with the people shouting “Cruz!” #Winning

  • J.N. Ashby

    And no one said, “He needed the money! OH!” Shame…

  • cmerlo1

    I was there- it was a fantastic speech among many fantastic speeches. Another great one was given by Chris Kyle’s widow, Taya- not a lot of dry eyes after that one.

  • BAW

    Bill Richardson On Ted Cruz: “I Don’t Think He Should Be Defined As A Hispanic”
    I get how the left used this nonsense on Zimmerman, calling him a white Hispanic. But with a name like Cruz, will it work? Is it not just laughable?

  • ron

    NRA is blameless for shootings in this country.Take a look at how the dept. of ed. dispensed drugs to students in the 80s and tell me that didn’t affect some brains.

  • JimmyChonga

    Cruz appeals, Obysmal craters.

  • Stephanie Warren

    since when is owning a gun a fetish?