Don’t try to use an applause meter to gauge Jay Leno audience’s support for Ted Cruz. Leno’s questions, though, certainly weren’t the sort that President Boyfriend is used to hearing when he appears on TV (sometimes bearing a gift basket).

https://twitter.com/CaseyAnnWeaver/status/399046825908264960

https://twitter.com/instapundit/status/399042980759482368

Maybe if Cruz is setting up a run for 2016, Leno was doing a fine impression of a biased debate moderator.

[Update]

Here’s video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOV3yhNU2qQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kHRM6K9uQ4

  • Red Fred

    Certainly more serious line of questioning than when Obama was on Jay Leno. Curious. Leno should interview Sebelius.

    • Johnny Right

      1 Senator from Texas– a grilling line of questions.

      POTUS– questions about Beyonce and Michelle’s tomato garden.

      Something’s wrong here.

      • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

        Well, in Leno’s defense, he had to keep his questions simple for President Prissy Pants so he could understand them.

        • Johnny Right

          Or…. avoid an audit.

          • Jack South

            Or the EPA finding out he has “dangerous materials” in that big antique car collection of his, and demanding it be destroyed “for the children”.

        • ObamaFail

          Plus it has to be pointed out that Obama didn’t have his teleprompter with him on Leno.

          • lord merle

            My thought exactly, Gary. Keep the questions simple for Obama unless a teleprompter is handy so his team can feed him whatever reply will give him the best bump.

        • beagal

          Hee, hee!!

      • trixiewoobeans

        I think it’s good! For once Cruz had a “national” audience who could see and hear what he’s all about and what he believes. Most of Leno’s audience only get their info from the Mainstream Media and old dingbats like Cher and the rest of the Hollywood Herd. Now they can see he’s an intelligent, capable, sensible (sadly lacking today) M.A.N.

        • John Stuart Mill

          The audience got it. Based on the biggest applause surges, Cruz did just fine.

          • Bob Young

            So true. the applauses for anti conservative pts never really got going, and were non-existent to tepid at best.

        • Julie Pizzitola

          My sentiments exactly.

      • the_bat

        Maybe the something that’s wrong, here, is that a late night talk show host that’s been in it as long as Jay Leno will know that he probably better not ask Obama any actual, serious, questions. To me, that says more about Obama than it does Jay Leno. Wouldn’t we rather live in a country, with a president, who hosts like Leno can ask serious questions?

        • tcseacliff

          NBC and Leno are pandering. Biggest Libtard state on earth, what else would you expect! they would not DARE grill Mr. O with anything meaningful?!! FAIL!

        • Wri8terofWrongs

          Leno was given a list of questions he was allowed to discuss with Obama….to deviate from that list would have gotten him killed, literally.

        • Dorotha

          I would much rather the so called prez did NOT go on late nite TV acting like some star truck hound . The person that is prez has more important things to do than run around acting and looking like a silly little kid that just can not decide what he wants .

      • rssllue

        Why so serious, Jay?

    • Ariadnea

      I believe those questions will be asked sooner or later by someone and someplace hostile to Cruz. Answering those questions at this early stage; which are in most liberal minds, independents, libertarian, republicans, and conservative as well, will clear up issues and Cruz’s position. He answered those questions quite well, which would encourage or pick/prick the curiosity of many of those who do not know or have unfavorable views of him and his stands ( from primarily brainwashing they heard from Bias Media), to at least pause and have a second or more look at him, his positions, and his ideas.

      Conservatives, who wish to run, should anticipate, train, and practice answering difficult & tricky questions, which would surely be a staple for candidates not favored by US Pravda Media. They should watch and learn from those past and present candidates who were and are good in answering tough questions, and most of all, they must learn and take lessons from those who stumbled.

      • Trina Pruitt

        I don’t think anyone wants to run, and I for one appreciate the questioning. I think folks are just pointing out the hypocrisy.

      • pissedoffnewyorker

        I agree, he had the opportunity to address the current issues under a ‘friendly’ environment, where it would not be twisted or edited. Leno gave him the floor to speak the truth and Leno came at him the way some libtard would and Ted addressed the issues.

    • AlmaAlma

      Leno must have instinctively known that Cruz would actually answer them.

    • David Atherton

      Would you ask more serious questions of an adult than you would a child? Maybe Leno knows Cruz can handle it.

    • Miketrt

      I’m sure it was tougher, but Cruz can take it.

      • Rosalie

        You’re right. He is what he is. He’s no phony.

      • Wri8terofWrongs

        When the facts are on your side it is easy to answer difficult questions. Senator Cruz is loaded with facts that support the conservative viewpoint.

    • Ed McDowell

      Couldn’t be better than Stewart with Sebilious (spelling error intentional).

  • http://xristosdomini.wordpress.com/ xristosdomini

    Just based on what I have seen of Leno on his show, I think he is sliding more rightward in his old age. That said, I’m glad to see that someone in Washington is okay taking hard questions and giving real answers. It’s refreshing because that hasn’t happened in about 5 years.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      When I saw Rush on his show a few years back, Jay was about the same, but he actually seemed to like Rush.. some playful teasing from Rush at Jay… didn’t bother Jay at all..

      Still… if just once when Obama did one of these shows, and it didn’t look like he hand picked the softball questions.. it’d be the first time it didn’t look that way..

      Love to know just what demands Obama’s staff makes of the host before going on air.. to see if it’s the host, or Obama who censors the questions of any substance.

      • http://xristosdomini.wordpress.com/ xristosdomini

        Most likely the White House makes demands of the network, and then the network leans on the show. The White House can cut off access for people they decide they don’t like — pretty much like they have done to Fox News. Just based on the kind of shenanigans that happen in the Washington machine, I’m guessing that the President has threatened to boycott some programs (and thus, the ratings bump he brings) if people hit on certain subjects too hard.

        • June Maulfair

          I personally avoid having to listen to him whenever possible – I’d rather read his speeches.

          • Rich

            You mean like HE does.

          • jdthedj2004

            Might as well, he reads them too.

      • Ariadnea

        Probably with Obama, those who interview him on their shows have to submit their question to the WH, before any said interview – so Barry’s speech writers and advisers could prepare his answers and communicate ahead of time, which questions should not be asked. I believe, Obama’s advisers are afraid of Obama going off tangent, the way he did – with him having gone to 57 states, with one left to go.

        As for conservatives, have they done their homework well, remembered, and recollected all those tough and trap questions, which mostly were already asked by these Bias media to past and present Conservative/Republican candidates, they could better prepare themselves with better answers than those who tried, yet stumbled & failed in the past. Conservative candidates must gather or compile all those tough questions, anticipate some more future tough ones, formulate better answers, practice, and practice some more.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

        Keep in mind that for Obama, a really tough question is: “So can you name any of your favorite White Sox players from when you were a kid?”

        • Rosalie

          or: how many states does this country have?

        • algonquinmatt

          hell, he’s a ‘southsider’ and couldn’t even say “Comiskey Park”

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

            You mean Cominsky Field don’t you? I wouldn’t know, I liked the Cubs too, although I was an A’s fan in Hawaii.

            Don’t confuse me with Hillary, who watched Yankees games on local Chicago TV in the 60s.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

            No, Comiskey Park.. old home of the White Sox. Now it’s US Cellular Field, or just “The Cell” (Appropriate, considering it’s on the south side.

            Wrigley Field is home of the Cubs.

            Er… you should have used quotes.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

            I was only going by what the most intelligent President ever told me.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

            Yes, I do see that now. 😀

        • helena handbasket

          Were the games broadcast in Indonesia?

        • pissedoffnewyorker

          hahahahahahahaha

        • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

          Ozzie Guillen?

      • SPCAndyJ

        I saw the Leno show with Rush on it – Rush drove Jay’s hybrid car around a timed course with pop out obstacles on it. One of the obstacles was an Al Gore cardboard cutout. Rush ran over the cutout, stopped, backed up and ran over it again. Classic.

      • drw

        From the current state of the msm I would guess that odrama needn’t be concerned about the questions he’s asked. I’d be willing to bet though, that “suggestions” are nevertheless made.

        • tifosies

          I.d be interested to know your trusted sources. Seriously.

          • drw

            What part of “I would guess” or “I’d be willing to bet” suggests to you that the response you gave makes any sense? If your bubble wasn’t so fogged, you might be able to see the pandering of the msm toward your beloved and realize they’re doing you no favors in their attempt to protect you from his true nature. Please go flit around someone else, I have preschool grandchildren with more sense.

          • tifosies

            sooooooooo, you don’t want to share your sources? (besides twitchy of course)

            sokay

          • trixiewoobeans

            Don’t feed the trolls, they’re deliberately clogging up the feeds.

      • the_bat

        I’m sure, definitely in the case of the current administration, that a host will get prior briefing from White House staff about what he can ask and what to stay away from.

      • Kenneth Munson Sr.

        Obummer has disrespected the office. No POTUS should appear on a late night talk show. I want to see how Obummer would do on face the nation or one of the other sunday shows.

    • beagal

      “he is sliding more rightward in his old age”.
      Maybe that’s why there are “death panels” in Obamacare. Take out the people who (finally) wise up to the disasters of the present administration.

  • praymorenow1

    I give Leno credit for having him on the show.
    Also, for not giving him the ‘Barry’ treatment & going ‘softball’….
    Hey, go ahead & ask tough questions….why not?
    Ted Cruz is a big boy, and he can actually answer tough questions, and
    almost welcomes it.
    Good for him.
    Now, compare this to the questions Chris Christie and John McCain will get, and
    the ones Hillary will get……….marshmellows v. boulders…..
    Ted, I don’t care if you run in 2016….but, I’m glad you stand up and do your job and give conservatives a reason to believe again.

    • Rosalie

      Look how well he does on the liberal shows. The key is that he’s really a Conservative and believes in what he says.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        No notes, no TelePrompTer, no uh uh uhs. From the heart.

    • IamPETA

      I agree with you….the only thing I didn’t like was Leno constantly cutting Cruz off while he was answering Leno’s questions, in that regard Leno was acting just like Bill O’Reilly

  • FreedomFighter

    Cruz did great. He recieved a generous applause on many issues. If he did poorly, the MSM will try to crucify him. If he did good, the MSM wont even mention his appearance.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      predictable aren’t they?

      and the saddest part is the way they delude themselves into really believing they have no bias.. when about 65% of the public says they can see it all the time.

    • tifosies

      His appearance is already being played on other channels. :)
      Yum. Yum.

    • trixiewoobeans

      They’re busy gleaning the interview for “gaffes,” slips and other ammunition. Too bad they don’t vette their own candidates with such painstaking care.

  • Jimni27

    Finally they are learning how to answer the gay marriage question. They need to repeat it often how important it is to keep some laws at state levels until it is seared in every last libiot’s head. Go Cruz!

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

      It would also be nice to have the interviewer asked in return, “What other forms of sexual behavior do you think should be allowed to marry, just because they are “born that way and love each other”

      • nc ✓s & balances

        In a perfect world sure, but for this cycle, we need to be honest, but move on quickly. SSM is a very big deal to me, but they will hang us with it, and we will accomplish nothing.

  • Colin the Patriot

    That was a great interview, Ted Cruz was phenomenal.

  • BestandBrightest

    Brilliant performance. Stunning

  • Maxx

    When you go hard on Ted Cruz, you better have your ducks in a row. The harder they grille him, the better he gets.

    This man is ready for prime time, Chris Matthews can kiss my ___.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      You have to wonder anymore just how much Matthews is drinking before going on air..

      Most times he’s just vile, openly makes his history up as he goes, and offers highly personal insults as “analysis”..

      The am station I listen too, runs MSNBC ads, on conservative talk radio, they have to waste their money somewhere I guess.. but Matthew’s ad is just sickening… about Honor and life missions “accepted”… when he was young..

      Missions?.. slander.. libel and smears?..

      only a halfwit like Chrissy would so pompously tell folks that and then just make very personal insults about people he’s never met, doesn’t understand, and cannot begin to keep up with..

      Hell didn’t Michele Bachman almost make him cry on air once?

      • http://www.bcarr.com/ Brendon Carr

        The whole “life mission accepted” thing is to explain how Chris Matthews and MSNBC are trapped in 1960 and seem not to have noticed any of American political history since then.

        But the good news is, since all of his views were formed in 1960, 54 years ago, there is a good chance Chris Matthews will be dead soon.

        • trixiewoobeans

          They really are stuck in the 60’s, sad old poozers! Their theme song should be “Glory Days.”

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

        He also ducked a challenge to a duel from former Georgia Senator Zell Miller.

  • SupplyGuy

    It’s actually better to get the tough treatment this far ahead of 2016. You see it all the time in the NFL w/ teams that have easy seasons and then fall apart in the playoffs against teams that had worse records, but tougher opponents.

  • John Johnson

    I didn’t expect anything less from the left/ media. Ted is the man. Cruz to victory 2016. It’s time for a Texas President

  • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

    Link?

  • https://www.facebook.com/libertyNvrsleeps Thomas Purcell

    Yes but he missed some golden opportunities on questions. The answer he gave to Leno about the government shutdown was awkward. He should have said “we didnt shut down the government Jay, the senate under Reid did”

    • nc ✓s & balances

      But he knew his audience was LIVs, not his usual supporters. So he couldn’t keep it to a bumper sticker phrase. And I believe he did attempt to explain it. He’ll have other chances.

  • dba_vagabond_trader

    Jay must’ve received these questions from the regime, penance for ridiculing his messiah.

  • 24fan

    With practice Ted will get better and he handled his corner as well as we’ve come to expect from him. Well done Ted, keep fighting man.

  • tifosies

    Cruz nailed it!

    Pleasepleaseplease let him be the Republican nominee!

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Better to nominate Ted Cruz than that RINOPottomus Chrissy Christie…Or Lindsay Graham, Or McCain… Jawamax 8<{D}

      • tifosies

        Here’s who picks the Repub nominee, big money. Big money has already spanked Cruz.

        • drw

          Agreed, in theory but, that can only continue as long as We The People allow it. Hopefully, enough of us are waking up to the reality that we have been complicit and will let them know that it is no longer acceptable..

          • tifosies

            Exactly the same thing that was said after McCain, before Romney.

          • drw

            Do you have a point that you’d like to share?

        • ObamaFail

          Big money does win elections. Why else would an inexperienced community organizer who only served part of a Senate term and voted “present” instead of giving an actual vote actually win the Presidency?

      • Mike Sanfilippo

        The best ticket would be one that unites the party.

  • Bluecardinal

    I didn’t end up with the perspective as the other people;s comments. I didn’t think Jay Leno was leaning any where right. He was blaming the Republicans for the shutdown. Jay Leon used the guilt trip, what about the people who couldn’t afford insurance. How much money does Jay Leno contribute to the poor? Obamacare is very expensive; I don’t think it will hurt the rich as much as it will hurt the middle and lower upper class. Jay Leno doesn’t drill Obama because he knows he couldn’t take it; he doesn’t want to look bad, knocking someone out.

  • Jack Deth

    Smart move by Senator Cruz. Defused potential slime attacks later on by the DNC. Also great potential for Cruz’s future campaign ads.

    The “smartest man in the room” has never been Obama. His name is Ted Cruz!

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Don’t watch the “Tonight Show,” but WHO DIED AND APPOINTED LENO AS GOV’T PROSECUTOR? Curious… Jawamax 8<{D}

    • drw

      Seems to me that since Holder took over, that job is pretty much up for grabs. This was, in my view, a good thing. Sure Leno asked questions expected of the left but, he then shut up for the most part and allowed Sen Cruz to answer. His answers were measured, thoughtful and on topic as usual. This is not the usual case with the msm and it gave Sen Cruz exposure he wouldn’t have otherwise had. There are a lot of libs scratching their heads today wondering whether Sen Cruz is actually as evil and despicable as they were led to believe.

  • James Perley

    I agree Cruz made a smart move. He may have persuaded some people to think after seeing he is not the monster portrayed in the press and the White House.

  • Thomas

    Senator Cruz walked into the lion’s den knowing what awaited him, he exited the same in better condition.

    • Joe W.

      Great analogy, Thomas….And just as Daniel did, Ted has God on his side. He cannot lose……

  • RogueRose

    The left and gop establishment are working hard to demonize Cruz.. it’s great he’s getting out there and making his case directly to the people so they can make their own decisions about him and his positions instead of just reading the smears about him.

  • BoscoBolt

    Wow. AMAZING. Cruz is sharp as a tack – he is always calm, cool and collected and he has incredible debating skills …

    ‘While at Princeton, he competed for the American Whig-Cliosophic Society’s Debate Panel and won the top speaker award at both the 1992 U.S. National Debating Championship and the 1992 North American Debating Championship. In 1992, he was named U.S. National Speaker of the Year and Team of the Year (with his debate partner). Cruz was also a semi-finalist at the 1995 World Universities Debating Championship.’

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Cruz

    Good job, Senator!

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Cruz 2016!

      • BoscoBolt

        Cruz 2016! All the WAY!

  • BlueOx

    Jay laments, “When I took this job, the Forbes 400 was millionaires with a few billionaires. Now it’s all billionaires.”

    Jay used to be a stand-up comedian. He now earns $15 mil per year and has an estimated net worth of $250 million.

    If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s mega rich entertainers trying to pass themselves off as Joe Six-Pack who can empathize with the “common folk”.

    • Enzo Ferrari

      If you ever met Jay without knowing he was a mega rich entertainer, you would think he was Joe six pack!! He is one of the few who didn’t forget where he came from!!

      • Beauslx

        Exactly. If your into the SoCal Hot Rod scene it’s not unusal to bump into Leno at various shows or meeting

    • Steven Butterbaugh

      Just depends on where a person comes from and whether he honors his past and rise to success. If so, he can relate to Joe Sixpack.

  • Mike Sanfilippo

    This was great. What did you want, Leno to toss softballs and fawn over the guy? He didn’t ask a single unfair question. Cruz handled everything very well, just as he did with Candy Crowley. Well done on both sides.

  • RememberSekhmet

    I think Leno was doing Ted Cruz a favor. He asked the hard-hitting questions, and let Cruz answer them. Leno’s one of the good guys, or at least not a bad guy.

    • Rosalie

      He’s one of the few who make fun of Obama too.

  • texas_suzie

    Here come the trolls. Change the topic because they can’t argue the issue.

  • texas_suzie

    But Bush is not the topic. Neither is 9/11. Nice try.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    Obama’s NSA is listening in to everyone’s phone calls right now. Obama made deals with Iran to allow them to build nukes and did not bother to mention that. Obama has lost twice as many Americans in Afghanistan as Bush because of his insane ROEs. Obama sent guns to his Mexican narco terrorist buddies and killed thousands with those guns. Obama sent guns to the islamofascists in Syria, by way of Benghazi, getting 4 Americans killed there. Obama allowed his buddy Jon Corzine off when he stole $1.6 billion from customers. Obama is in the process of destroying our health care system lying about keeping our doctors, our plans and suggesting the prices would go down. Want me to bring up some more you superfluous fool?

    • texas_suzie

      Oh you are so on their list. LOL. Quit exposing the corruption of this administration.

      • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

        We have nothing to fear from the fascists, let them take the next step. Peaceful non compliance to fedzilla is the last option we have. Keep your powder dry.

        • texas_suzie

          Locked and loaded. No fear.

    • David Wolff

      right on david

  • texas_suzie

    But questions to Obama were in the topic. Context. Nice try.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Ted Cruz, with the Person of Interest John Reese look!
    Ted kicks a lot of ass, too, so maybe it’s a good image for him, what do you think?

    http://contactanycelebrity.com/cac/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/jm-jc11.jpg

  • SPCAndyJ

    Still out there defending your failure of a President…from flubbing his Oath of Office to now – he has been an abject embarrassment across the globe – but you keep defending him – okay?

  • algonquinmatt

    “.from flubbing his Oath of Office to now”

    and he got a Nobel Peace Prize right after he took office, for nothing. it is symbolic of this generation that i call “the everybody gets a trophy” generation.

    edit: that was in reply to AndyJ. coffee. need more.

    • texas_suzie

      And he ACCEPTED it! LMAO. Still can’t get over that. He gets a Nobel Peace Prize for being elected to office. Complete and utter failure on the part of the Nobel Prize committee.

      • Friode28

        Shows the value of the prize. One of those and $2 gets a cup of coffee.

  • stuckinIL4now

    I thought the interview was good and Cruz once again proves what an excellent able speaker he is–unlike the uh-uh-uh Obumuh who’s totally lost without TOTUS and sometimes with it. What I didn’t get was the audience applause–was it a mixed audience? a schizophrenic audience? or was the applause sign set on random?

    • Spiny Norman

      The last suggestion may be more accurate than you suspect.

  • Rosalie

    “57 instead of 47”? No wonder you voted for him.

    • tifosies

      I knew the context.

    • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

      Is that like 7 of 9?

      This is the Socialist, you will be assimilated. (said in Borg voice)

  • Spiny Norman

    Would those be the same vague warnings that the Clinton Administration did absolutely nothing about? Is believing the same intelligence that Congress believed, Democrat and Republican alike, lying? Or you just one of those gullible fools who think today’s Progressive (sic) talking points are the unassailable Truth?

  • jamson64

    Leno is truly a tool.

  • Rosalie

    I don’t mind your response. I’m just glad that you didn’t call me names as liberals oftentimes do. I don’t really think there’s any excuse for O though.

  • meeester

    lol what a dope you must be.

  • richard40

    I thought Leno was very fair, and Cruz did an excellent job answering his questions. Good interviewers should ask hard questions. The only thing that irritates me is too much of the MSM wont ask similar hard questions of dems. The good part was when he asked the questions, he gave Cruz a real chance to answer them, and he didn’t throw out a lot of snark, ridicule, and interruptions, like a more leftist interviewer would have done.
    Leno is an honest fair man, neither hard left or hard right. Compared to the rest of the MSM it even makes him look a bit conservative, but in reality he is just fair to both sides.

  • http://healthcare.gov/ Scot Harvath

    Ted Cruz grows as Odunga shrinks.

  • Lindakl

    I think it is smart for Cruz to go on Leno, he is capable of answering questions concisely and never hesitates because he knows what he believes. Oturdo has to hesitate and hem and haw not to disclose his true beliefs.

    • Steven Butterbaugh

      Cruz has a much bigger conception of political appeal and I think he’s capable of uniting many disparate groups of people. Anything toward that end would be an improvement over the negative divider.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      It is very smart for him to do shows like Leno, especially right now. It allows Americans to get to know him through his own words instead of letting the media paint the picture of him they want folks to believe (which is never an accurate image).

  • Donald York

    Nice try Jay, but, Ted outdid you. American’s love Senator Ted Cruz!

  • Kim Felini

    I didn’t hear them booing him so that was a good thing. Great job Ted!

  • Skittles

    The interview seemed less like an interview and more like a polite debate with only a few stupid/biased questions thrown into the mix. Leno didn’t throw Cruz any softballs, but Cruz still hit everything out of the park. Thin-skinned egomaniacs like Obama and Christie would rather suck poop through a straw than subject themselves to that kind of interview.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      Funny you bring up Christie. I don’t watch late night TV, did so last night only because Cruz was on Leno. Happen to have my TV still on when Jimmy Fallon’s show came on – watched it for a bit, I find him funny. Gov. Christie made an appearance during one of Fallon’s regular skits (Thank you notes). So while Cruz is busy answering important questions, Christie was busy trying to be a comedian.

      • Skittles

        I noticed that too. It wouldn’t surprise me if Christie’s appearance on Fallon was an attempt to upstage Cruz’ foray into late night TV. I think Christie is that petty and NBC gave plenty of advance notice that Cruz would be on Leno last night.

        • Michelle ✓classified

          Oh, no doubt Christie made sure to be on Fallon last night, even for just a moment, because Cruz was a guest on Leno. I think it’s sad that Christie is apparently under the impression he might have a shot in 2014 – can’t wait to see him get hammered in the primary debates.

          Forgot to mention it was thanks to Twitchy that I even knew Cruz was going to be on Leno last night. I am just not a TV watcher, it’s so boring and mindless, but because Twitchy posted Twitter reactions to Cruz’ appearance when the show ran on the East coast, I was made aware of it and caught it in time on the West coast.

          Cruz did a great job – kept his cool, didn’t give evasive answers and let the country know he is a man very concerned about putting this country on the right path by way of listening to his constituents – THAT is how it should be.

          LOVED that he said what is dividing this country is the establishment, career politicians (i.e., Reid, Pelosi, Feinstein) who are well past retirement age, too embedded in their Titles, not at all concerned about doing what is right, ONLY concerned about beating the opposing view…I hope America heard him and a seed was planted that career politicians detached from reality and the real world NEED TO GO.

  • smartone

    I LOVE TED CRUZ!

  • David Johnson

    Why did leno bring Sen. Cruz’s Father into the interview?

    • Terry

      Because lame-stream media already has. I’m glad he did, it let Ted respond to the critics. I didn’t know Ted’s father was a man of the clothe. That explains A LOT about his comments.

  • Terry

    Who knew we only have 47 states now? Did we kick out CA, NY and MA, or are we letting TX, ND and AK leave?

    • tifosies

      You do know what the comment was about, right?

      • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

        Context is relative, didn’t Obama teach you that?

        “You can keep your doctor, your plan, if you like it. Period!”

        Just for you……..you can keep your surrealism, if you like your surrealism. Period!

    • tifosies

      Watch the vid that Twitchy is “moderating.” He said that minus Hawaii and Alaska, he had one more state to visit as he’d been to “57.”

      • Terry

        I’m just curious why you think this country has 47 states?

        • tifosies

          Place the statement in context. He said that he’d been to “57” (instead of 47) states, and minus Hawaii and Alaska he one left. Ginned up outrage.

  • Evan Dickinson

    I had doubts about Cruz appealing to non-conservatives but he knows exactly what to say and how to say it.

    Cruz 2016.

    • Skittles

      Many of my non-conservative friends and co-workers now know what crony capitalism means thanks to Barry’s administration and they’re disgusted by it. Cruz’ line about how big business likes big government would definitely appeal to them. 2016 may finally be the year of the anti-establishment candidate. Go Cruz!

  • Ann Herion

    I liked his add-on to his father’s quote about when he needed to flee Cuba he had a place to flee to…in America if we need to flee, where do we go? Kind of chilling question, actually.

  • mrgard

    tifosies
    No u mean Clinton Read your history ok?

  • angeleyez

    I am glad Jay Leno and Ted Cruz had a good Q&A.
    .
    Viewers found Ted Cruz to be a honest person.

  • Trina Pruitt

    The one thing I wish Ted would have said that “We” didn’t shut down the government. We tried to negotiate and our last compromise was asking for a delay in the individual mandate. No deal. Now suddenly the roll out happens, it sucks and dems are calling for a delay. Why are republicans pouncing on this!!!!

  • Dude

    A lot different than Obama’s interview.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCrE8e-9wto

  • Tana Davidson Stragalinos

    oh you mean he lied about WMD? I think Obama and Kerry said there were WMD and Obama drew the “red line” Obama lied about what happened when 4 Americans were killed by the people he supports in Benghazi

  • trixiewoobeans

    OFA much?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSIOoy6MlE&app=desktop Booker

    4 minutes are missing. The full interview is 12 minutes. What is NBC afraid of?

    • actionsspeaklouder

      The Right Scoop has the full interview.

  • Smallville Toneewa

    scripted.

  • Tom Eckonen

    I lost a lot of respect for Leno because he had a chance at Obama but asked hard questions like. What is your favorite color underwear. Cruz manhandled Leno.

  • jorskippy

    47???? How did you come up with that number? I always thought there were 50 states in the United States of America.

  • trevor

    I hope if Obama goes on and is asked the same questions, there won’t be any fainting people in the audience to distract the American public from the questions being asked.

  • Doc

    There is a lot of speculation here in the comments that Obama was given preferential treatment and asked only questions prior approved by the WH….is it possible that the electorate in general is now starting to see what many conservatives saw prior to 2008….that Obama is “all hat and no cattle”? This person masquerating as a POTUS is an example of the greatest scam perpetrated on the American people in the history of the Republic….and it’s time to teach the party who perpetrated this scam a lesson by electing true conservatives next POTUS election and give him control of Congress to straighten out the mess caused by Obama so far.

  • America

    It’s always only Republicans that face tough questions and they never run from them. You will never see Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi on Fox.

  • James

    Mat 10:19

    But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. I think Ted Cruz is a servant of God, given to us for this time and hour when he is needed most !!! I Pray God will raise up another thousand Ted Cruz’s !!

  • http://www.myspace.com/dxrinc DXRINC

    Leno is a progressive PUTZ….buy is being canned for being a “CONSERVATIVE” in Kalipornia

    • richard40

      Actually Leno is a fair minded moderate. He only seems conservative when compared to the rest of the MSM.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      More and more often Jay doesn’t hesitate to trash the Left as often as he used to trash the Right years ago. He’s in the middle these days. And the name of my state is spelled California. :-)

      • http://twitter.com/dxrpi Daniel Reidy

        You mean the bankrupt, lawless sanctuary, liberal degenerate cesspool that the great Ronald Reagan tried to save….

        • Michelle ✓classified

          No, I mean the not bankrupt, economy improving state with a balanced budget that isn’t a liberal degenerate cesspool considering the fact that only 43% of registered voters are Democrats. All my representatives on the state and US level are Republicans. Hoooooooooooow did THAT happen if we’re a liberal degenerate cesspool?

          Curious, in what part of California do you or did you live? And you are aware this country is called the UNITED States of America and contains 50 states, right? Last time I looked at the flag that flies in front of my house it had 50 stars.

  • conservativemomma

    I could listen to Ted Cruz for hours. Can’t wait until he runs for President

  • pissedoffnewyorker

    think about it, it Is better that leno did this. Now, all the bs liberal questions/ideas etc have been asked directly and answered and millions of people saw ted at his finest and unedited by liberal agenda programs.

  • Rosalie

    Sorry, I can’t give him one minute of my time. You can make all the excuses you want, but Obama couldn’t even run a lemonade stand. He’s a liar and a hoax.

    • tifosies

      This is the glory of our nation. Romney did get 47%.

      • Rosalie

        Sadly, I think the “glory of our nation” is down the tubes between Obama and his enablers – the Democrats and the RINOS. I was listening to an audio book about John Adams on a trip recently. He had intelligence, wisdom, strength of character, and integrity. Someone like Cruz gives me hope but we need many more like him.

        • tifosies

          We do have some common ground then. I too hope Cruz stays on the course he’s on.

      • ObamaFail

        Yes, shame you libs can’t vote based on substance, only skin color. Besides, the majority of people who voted against Romney only did it for 2 reasons. Romney “threatened” them with job creation talk and personal responsibility talk. Let’s not forget the black people who only vote for Obama because he’s black. And in case you want to pretend that black people don’t just vote for someone because he’s black, maybe this will prove it to you. http://www.ijreview.com/2013/11/93250-must-watch-white-guy-pretends-black-wins-election-predominantly-black-district/

  • zcactus2

    Cruz, had a great opportunity on the question about gay marriage, all he should have said to Jay was “I agree with Obama, who stated he believes marriage is between a man and woman.”

    • richard40

      I thought Cruz was right when he said it should not be a fed issue, but should go to the states. If the people in a leftie state want gay marriage, that is their business, as long as they don’t force it on my more conservative state.

      • zcactus2

        Richard 110% correct, you and I can basically agree in the live and let live approach, yet the left (Progressives) want their way or highway, stated differently they want a govt that controls everyone but them!!

        • richard40

          I agree. Leaving things to the states is the solution to most of these problems. If people in a leftist state want leftist gov, that is their business. And any conservatives that get disgusted can always move to another state. And it actually introduces some beneficial competition to gov, as states must compete for taxpayers, businesses, and contributing residents, and keep down the parasites, which provides a built in deterrent to the leftists going too far even in leftist states.
          But once you do things with the fed gov, you have a non-competitive monopoly situation, since few Americans really wants to leave the whole country. So my rule is you never do anything at the fed level unless it is clearly something that cant be left to the states, like national defense, standardized weights and measures, or regulating commerce or pollution that actually crosses state lines (and not, as the supreme court unwisely allowed, regulating commerce or pollution that is entirely inside of a state, merely because it might distantly affect true interstate commerce).
          That even applies to obamacare. If a leftist state wants to implement obamacare in their state, that is their business, but don’t inflict it on the rest of us in conservative states that don’t want this leftist garbage. That is my answer to dems who claim obamacare is modeled after Romney care, and thus a repub idea (which it really wasn’t, since MA also had an 80% dem legislature). What MA did was their business, but don’t inflict it on states that don’t want it, which is an entirely different repub idea.

          • Skittles

            Leaving things to the states also allows other states to learn from the successes and failures of their neighbors. For example, we’re witnessing a once-in-a-lifetime event with Colorado and Washington deciding to regulate and tax a formerly illegal product. Colorado took a more business friendly, libertarian approach whereas Washington took a big government approach that will ensure a thriving black market for years to come. Guess which approach will ultimately put more money in states’ coffers?

  • Billie Slash

    Oh good grief.

  • pissedoffnewyorker

    tifosies, if you received the DOD emails during the late 90’s and early 2000’s you would have seen press release by DOD, White House etc regarding pending threats by terrorist. You would have seen the press releases from the DOD and White House stating that measures were being taken for our embassies and foreign interest bases regarding pending terrorist attack. No one foresaw the use of airplanes as a weapon, no matter how much you want to say it was so. So, libtard, fuck off.

  • pepjrp

    There are no fact in your LIES, whatsoever. And Obama allowed 4 Americans to be killed after substantiated warnings in Benghazi… and helped spread the false video reason, since this inconveniently happened near election time. ! Your guy helped kill and he would have helped to kill you had you been there. Obama laughs at you!

  • James Strong

    I have an idea for health care there is less than 350 million people in America it would be cheaper then spending 600mil on a website that does not even work to deposit a million dollars in an account for each American to be used only for medical expenses then when someone passes away any money in their account can be put back in the fund. All Government knows how to do is spend, spend and spend! I wish I knew someone who would pay me 6 million to build them a website

  • Jimmy Crickon

    obamacare was made to make this country fail. its not about healthcare. GOD be with us all.

  • HanaFiveO

    Its a sad state of affairs when a late night talk show host asks tougher questions than the media. Cruz handled himself well, and Dana is right, we must all be prepared to answer the though questions in a factual non emotional manner to combat the constant prog deluge.

  • pepjrp

    Cruz stated to Leno who the Obama policies are hurting, yet he slurped the Black and Hispanic schlong by mentioning African-Americans and Latinos with those utmost respectful terms, yet never never mentioned how this very much hurts European-Americans as well. Of course, no politician on either side ever does that. Why are we always omitted as an important group to be looked out for as well, no matter which party is speaking? We are only mentioned by Obama when he is making a racist remark about us. And Cruz is a fool, if he thinks sucking the minority dick in his talks is going to help him get their vote. They also see him as White, so sadly. most won’t vote for him because of that. He needs a Cuban sounding accent to get the Spanish vote.

  • Tigolily

    Shame on Jay Leno!! Ted Cruz for President!!! Ted is one of very few who will stand up for what the American people WANT.. Amazing that Hollywood will speak out about injustice but when it comes time call out Obama’s bad decisions/total disregard for the constitution, the backbones turn to mush!!!

  • Richard Dupriest

    Hey bottom feeder: What warnings?…and while your at it tell what part of the wars were unnecessary?

  • ObamaFail

    There’s 50 states, not 47. I didn’t hear you libs whine when Obama ignored warnings about the Boston Bombers and ignored requests for added security over Benghazi. And lying us into an unnecessary war? How many war drums were you beating when Obama wanted to get us into a war with Syria?

    • tifosies

      He wasn’t answering a question about how many states are in the U.S.

  • ObamaFail

    2012 was because you libs thought it’d be racist to not vote for Obama, let’s not forget the IRS targeting that caused Conservative groups to be spending more time dealing with the IRS than helping Republicans, and let’s also not ignore the voter fraud. Numerous cases of voter fraud reported, all for Obama. And 2016? Yes, let’s see you celebrate when Benghazi and Obamacare and the Democrat piss-poor economy is the major talking point and Hillary passes out from trying to spin it in her favor.

    • tifosies

      Who do you hope the Repub candidate will be?

  • Sherry Welch

    50 states. Not 57, not 47. 50. Oh, these products of public education (feral gubmint indoctrination)!

  • Frustrated Teacher

    As usual, I was impressed by Cruz and his solid answers to Jay’s questions. I didn’t think Leno was too far off with most of them except the obligatory (and far from crucial as far as America’s priorities) gay marriage question. Leno asks pretty pointed questions no matter what politician he is interviewing and you can’t expect as much deference for a Senator as to the (Stompy footed) President. I thought Ted was open, honest and very deft in answering them all. He COULD have pressed home the point that what he has done in Washington is because it is what his voters sent him to DC to do which is to obstruct the destructive policies of the President. His best statement was about BOTH parties not doing what is right for the country. GO TED!

  • http://www.thedevilisasissy.com John Saleeby

    Jay Leno is a seriously stupid man.

  • Thomas Bartlett

    Leno contradicts himself, he says we are mad at the government, but upset when the government is shut down, he is on both sides of the issue….if your sick of the government, why be upset when it was shut down temporarily????

  • Paul C.

    Jay I’m waiting for the water boarding!! Cruz 2016!

  • Miketrt

    Love Sen Cruz!

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    What do those numbers actually mean to me? I no longer follow the fascist fedzilla laws and regulations. You must have me confused with someone that gives a damn about un Constitutional laws and regs.

    By the way, did you get a waiver from paying taxes on ObamaScare? Which is really lawful don’t you know, yeah, thought so.

    Time follows a circular pattern, you always end up where you started. Going from one feudalistic tyrant to another feudalistic tyrant. History repeats itself, over and over and over and over again.

    • tifosies

      So, you know ACA is Constitutional, right?

      • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

        So were fugitive slave laws, I guess you would back them as well as long as the black robe society deemed it Constitutional.

        By the way, killing babies is Constitutional (not lawful) as well, does not mean I will contribute to that.

        Let me ask you a question, Roberts stated that it would be up to the people whether or not ObamaScare should be removed. So, do you find that, that statement negates the Supreme Court? Are we really in a democracy now instead of a Constitutional Republic?

        Tell me, what exactly can the federal government not mandate? What is NOT in their purview? Can they “do most anything” they want?

        Also, if the federal government mandates something that makes say………5% of the people so irate that open rebellion happens, what steps would you allow your fantastic government do, to maintain their control?

        • tifosies

          For one thing, as noted in this SCOTUS finding, the fed govt couldn’t mandate Medicaid expansion.

          I’m guessing some of your questions are rhetorical… 😉

          • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

            Hmmmm, have you even read the decision? I cannot wait until the first person is given a fine…….oh wait tax, since Obama illegally gave waivers on taxes, NO ONE is then subject to the tax.

            Do you really want to continue to engage me? I will tear apart your fallacious arguments and your attempts at diversion. You are not discussing things with your typical Democrat here, put up or………….

            As for the last…..obviously

          • tifosies

            Writing things like ‘he illegally gave passes to his buddies’ isn’t exactly ‘tearing up’ or ‘discussing things.’
            I’ll easily stop responding. :)

          • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

            Oh, I bring up something in the debate about Obama UNLAWFULLY rewriting legislation and you are going to runaway? Did I hurt your feelings? Come on, you can do better than that.

            The Executive Branch is NOT allowed to change legislation. Tell me, where did they come up with the power to delay the employer mandate? I and you know it was because if 100 million people lost their health insurance, the literal sharte, would literally hit the fan.

          • tifosies

            Here’s an informative article (especially texts of related court cases) that explains why postponing (especially by just a year) the employer mandate is not only a valid course of action, but not without precedent, by both R’s and D’s.
            http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/07/delaying-parts-of-obamacare-blatantly-illegal-or-routine-adjustment/277873/

          • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

            Oh, well heck, as long as you have precedent to do something illegal…….that makes everything okay.

          • tifosies

            It’s “not illegal” because it’s court-sanctioned.
            Didn’t you read?

          • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

            Court sanctioned? Wow, I did not know that the Executive Branch or the Court Branch was allowed to rewrite legislation.

            Who knew?

          • trixiewoobeans

            Troll is deliberately clogging feed, so don’t feed, tempting as it is.

          • tifosies

            Thanks. Good point. I’ll stop feeding him. Facts don’t matter anyway :)

          • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

            Yeah, I am done feeding the OFA troll. Just wanted to see how oblivious it was.

          • Sean Barrentine

            For the record, SCOTUS only ruled on the constitutionality of the individual mandate. The fact that the ACA as written originated in the Senate, including the various taxes means that it is still unconstitutional under the origination clause under Article 1, Section 7, Clause 1. This point has yet to be brought before SCOTUS, however, and the fact remains that, as in other times past, they have been wrong and later overturned previous rulings. Also, to tax some but not others based on arbitrarily determined waivers is unlawful, and for the executive branch to legislate is a violation of the separation of powers. The executive branch executes, it does not legislate. That power belongs to the legislative branch, i.e., Congress.

      • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

        Hmmm, let us hear your view on immigration laws shall we?

        • tifosies

          This forum wouldn’t exactly be the place I’d address much my views on almost anything (notice deleted or “moderated” comments.)
          Suffice it to say I support reform, as a start the Senate bill that was recently passed.

          • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

            You had one comment moderated, probably because no one wanted to look at his lying mug on the page. What reform would that be? The one where Obama illegally gave tax breaks to his buddies? Where HHS illegally delayed the employer mandate? What EXACTLY are you talking about? Quit speaking with a mouth full of food……..geez

          • tifosies

            ‘Reform’ was re: immigration.
            Start by passing S.744.
            Your comments on ACA are ludicrous.

          • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

            You SIDESTEPPED my assertion! You did NOT address my point. Since ObamaScare is the law of the land, why is immigration law not being followed?

            Ludicrous…………is that like the Republicans were attempting to delay the implementation of the ObamaScare law, but NOW the Democrats are now attempting to delay it?

            Bwahahahahahahhahahhahahhahahahha

          • tifosies

            Hint: ‘sounding’ less then sane doesn’t help your case. :)

          • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

            Oh, there we go. I knew sooner or later the fallacious attacks would commence. I guess we are through here then? You do not want to address any issues I brought forth? You better run back to the OFA office and ask for instructions then.

          • tifosies

            I’ve responded to every question, “moderation” not withstanding, and without attacking.

          • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

            Bull, address my QUESTIONS.

            What is government not allowed to implement for the “good” of the collective?

            If the government implements regulations or systems that 5% finds beyond the pale, what actions would you allow your government to use to control those that disagree?

            By the way, there are about 7 other questions you have avoided, diversion! SQUIRREL!

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSUXXzN26zg

          • tifosies

            What is government not allowed to implement for the “good” of the collective? I answered, in re: to this law, SCOTUS found Fed couldn’t mandate expanded Medicaid.

            “…what actions would you allow your government to use to control those that disagree?” ~no illegal actions (I believe in freedom of speech) Review your past comments. Many were statements, not in the form of questions.

          • Friode28

            Why not start on immigration by completing the 80’s law, then the one passed by bush and see where we are and what needs to be done next?

      • Corey Dennison

        So was Slavery, so was Segregation and so was Prohibition.

        How did those ‘Constitutional’ institutions hold up?

        • tifosies

          The Constitution was amended to address them.
          Go forth.

      • lukuj

        So was slavery at one time. Did that make it right?

  • journogal

    Regarding that unnecessary war – he had the approval of Congress. So not only did he lead us into it, but so did Kerry, HRC, Biden and other Democrats. BUt then again, you forgive them for that, don’t you, because they are Democrats.

    • tifosies

      You neglected to mention the “liberal press.”

  • Mona Capone

    Why dose everyone keep saying Cruz shut down the Government when they know dame well it was the Democrats, not willing to compromise, who caused the government to shut down!

  • BAW

    For a newbie at this sort of thing I think he did really well. I expect with practice and experience he will excel just as he has in similar situations.

    Unfortunately, even a successful history of winning debates, winning Supreme Court arguments I don’t believe prepares someone for a question like – here are three horrible words used to describe you, what three words would you use?

    His answers didn’t strike me as “poll tested” but he was a bit repetitive. Like I said, I expect him to just get better and better.

    Then there will be someone on the right who can, Win The Argument.

  • mondolibre

    Obama shut down the government when he didn’t get the funding he wanted when he wanted it. Noone else CAN shut down the government.

    Why is that hard?

  • descolada9

    I think Leno just helped Cruz win 2016

  • Renny

    Can’t believe all this dancing to give Leno a benefit of a doubt. That’s bull. He interrupted Cruz constantly with his beat down, lib shtick.

  • kbaronsmith

    The real front runner for the Republican party.

  • Mike Rogers

    I don’t mind the probing questions from Leno, he just needs to treat Obama that way too.

  • Jerry Barnes

    Didn’t really know how personable Cruz could be. Very well spoken and intelligent. He comes across as a very genuine human. Unlike the lying, self infatuated Emperor we have in office now.

  • Mr. Nice Guy

    Looking forward to the President Cruz interview.

  • lainer51

    Jay is a liberal like the rest of Hollyweird, but he DOES go after POTUS much, much, much more than the rest of the hacks. Cruz is a strong guy, held his own w/o flinching; sure didn’t appear rattled by Leno.

  • John Avignone

    Wait, lemme get this straight…You idiots are whining that JAY BLEEPING LENO was too tough on poor Ted Cruz? BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA, whew! Man, cut it out or there ain’t gonna be a dry seat left in the house!

    What a bunch of whiny little babies you morans are! How thoroughly entertiaining. Don’t ever change. Times are tough and we need the laughs.

    • MumuBobby

      You might need Depends if you’re soiling seats, John, you moran.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      I don’t see much whining here about how tough Leno’s questions were. I see a whole lot of praise for how Cruz handled himself. It was an excellent interview and Cruz directly answered each direct question. Obama really oughta give that a try sometime.

      Just curious…what’s a “moran”? Is that anything like a moron? Hello Kettle, meet Pot. Entertaining indeed and thank you for providing the laugh we need in these tough times.

      • beebop1952

        Spelling? Is that still taught?

      • John Avignone

        Um, yes, genius, praise for how he handled himself in answering the TOUGH QUESTIONS!

        BTW, how cute you are when you’re completely and utterly clueless! Did you know many people do not comment about that which they are entirely ignorant? It’s true. Those people are known as “smart.” The others, well, here, learn a little something about that which you babble. You know, for a change of pace…

        http://lolheaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/1590-479×600.jpg

        Feeling smarterer, now? Any other oh so simple rhetorical pit traps you feel compelled to leap into head first? By all means…

        • Michelle ✓classified

          You’re cute and a dime a dozen around here. This concludes my segment of giving you attention.

          • John Avignone

            Yes, you may slink back to the fetid swamps of Lower Wingnuttia, as you have been most thoroughly dismissed.

          • drw

            You got beat up by a girl.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            *snort* And he doesn’t even realize it, notice how he “dismisses” me after I already made it clear I was done with him. #Clueless

          • drw

            That was the purpose of my comment, thanks for “getting it” some wouldn’t, unfortunately. They’ve been out in force on this thread all day. Mostly the stupidity is just funny but this guy seems to have a serious mental deficiency with delusions of intelligence. I enjoy your posts, please carry on. :)

          • Michelle ✓classified

            He’s using $5 words as if the rest of us have a limited vocabulary and are in awe of him. The laughs, my tummy hurts. Always love when we get visits from creatures like him. And thanks! Carry on… :-)

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            Hey John? Have you been to 57 states like President Prissy Pants? Or told a man confined to a wheelchair to stand up?

    • beebop1952

      No, see. We’re disgusted that Jay didn’t seem fit to have the same questions for Zerobama ….

      • John Avignone

        Yes, I am familiar with Obama derangement syndrome.

        • beebop1952

          I sense that his “followers” have to practice to keep up their spirits. Approval in the 30’s? Who exactly do you think is deranged?

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Kinda cute how he used “Obama derangement syndrome” considering that was a term coined by non-Obama worshipers regarding the left’s passionate hate for Bush. Can’t these folks ever get their own material?

          • beebop1952

            No. While they demand we COEXIST with their little symbols for letters they are the most intolerant among us … Note the Christian fish symbol they put legs and feet on. Mockery is their game and contemptuous is their name.

          • John Avignone

            Get thee to a high albedo polished surface. Go ahead, I’ll wait while you look it up…

          • Noah

            you mean, the same way you had to look it up? your faux intellectual bullshit fools nobody. nice try, twat.

          • John Avignone

            Yes, indeed, I must have looked it up, and, indeed, I did. You are absolutely correct! Take a bow!

            Yes, I looked it up. In 4th grade. Luckily enough, I still remember it. It’s a novel concept called “learning,” and it involves really technical stuff you needn’t worry about. No point. Too late.

            Your wisest course of action is to eat lots of fried foods. No, I mean a LOT of fried foods. Make sure you add lots of salt and lots of butter. And always go back for seconds. Enjoy! You’ll be doing all of us a favor.

          • Noah

            you are adorable. what does obama’s colon look like, bro?

            any polyps he should be worried about?

          • Noah

            ah yes. the civility that libs are so fond of. i guaran-fucking-tee you avignone, that i will be on this planet alot fucking longer than you will.

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            Arrogant much?

    • minnesota fats

      If you live in a glass house don’t throw stones… check your spelling, “moran”, and thanks for the “entertianment”… lol

    • daniel yo

      What’s a moran?

    • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

      Yeah. Say, John, has Guam capsized yet? I’m asking for a friend…

  • Alden Smith

    I agree with Jay Leno we should have just sat back at watched

  • Knybee

    I’m disappointed in Dana Loesch’s comments. If she thinks that Jays not biased than she don’t know Jay. Examples, “I don’t think Ronald Reagan could get into the Tea Party today.” You seem pretty set in your ways, this, this, this, or I shut down the government”. These are biased manipulative statements made in the form of questions. Jay’s a manipulator. He knows that he wouldn’t have very many Hollywood guests at all if he didn’t show animosity towards the right and “understanding” to the left. Wake up Dana! I hope that you’re not worrying about never being invited to his program if you say that he is biased.

  • rbennett

    My question to Cruz – If elected are you going to blanket pardon Obama when in office on the first day like the tradition has been?

  • Ann

    So what about that health care reform Ted Cruz cares about, anybody know anything about it?

  • Rick Guidetti

    I hate seeing our President on this show getting his boots licked. But this was good.

  • Michelle ✓classified

    Cruz did an excellent job, was a bit disappointed he didn’t turn the tables on Leno when he had the chance on a few questions. Cruz really should have made it more clear it was the Dems who shit down the Government. Republicans were willing to compromise and negotiate, even sent stand alone bills to provide funding, Dems refused it all. And when Leno made some comment about how is Obamacare so bad if it provides health insurance for those who need it, Cruz should have said but to what end? Why do already insured Americans have to lose the plans they like and pay much higher premiums so that others can get insurance? Cruz could have made it clear Republicans aren’t against find a better way to get poor folks insured, but it absolutely should not have been done at the expense of middle-class folks losing their policies and now having to pay higher premiums for less coverage. That is what much of Americans are experiencing and had Cruz made that point, he would have one over the ears of some Democrats because they’re paying the price of this nightmare, too.

  • Pastorjack Wilson

    Great Job Ted. If Barry was to be interviewed it would be questions like, what kind of dog food does Bo eat?

  • Jeff Paetkau

    Are those Lucchese boots?

  • ImYer Huckleberry

    Hosts go easy on potus because they don’t want to be audited by the IRS if they embarrass the failure. Cruz will go anywhere anytime for an interview.
    He speaks for his constitutes. Good Job!

  • Becky J Barrow

    This just makes me like Mr. Cruz that much more. The Feds need to get out of the Social issues and let the States handle them. The President of our country, no matter who that may be, should be concerned more with protecting our nation and foreign policies than what’s going on in the bedroom or the medicine closet.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      LOVE this comment!!!

  • TXG4229

    Mr. Ted Cruz handled Jay like no other politician has ever handled him and without a teleprompter. One proud Texans here!

  • jslup5

    Thank you jay, you just prove that mr Cruz is a thoughtful, controlled, and intelligent man. He loves this country. You can hear it in his demeanor.

  • Michael Nappi

    Why didn’t Jay Leno ask hard questions when Obama was on his show?

  • Rob Kempton

    Ted Cruz, mike lee and Rand Paul care about this country and Obama and his followers are destroying it . Wake up idiot .

  • Tom Luedtke

    It just proves how good Ted Cruz is! He handles it with finesse!

  • Walter Luffman

    I don’t have a problem with the way the interview went. Yes, Leno asked much tougher questions of Cruz than Obama would have allowed. But how else could Cruz give the tough answers, as he did so well? It was Leno’s job to play devil’s advocate.
    I hope you all realize that he couldn’t do the same thing with Obama; if he had, President Pinocchio-Ears wouldn’t have come on the show in the first place. Getting Barry to talk publicly without a teleprompter is ALWAYS worth it; no matter how much his people try to limit the questions, he might accidentally say something truthful.

    Leno would make a very good (and fair, given the chance) debate moderator, I think. And he’d probably draw a bigger audience for one Presidential-candidate debate than the total from all of the 2012 debates! When people watch and listen to how people answer tough questions, they can actually learn something useful about the candidates. (Especially when the candidate tries to dodge with an “easy” answer.)

  • Brother bob

    first i want to say my thanks to all you marines out there. if not for your bravery to defend our nation, the libtards wouldn’t have the freedom to be stupid.
    Cruz would have a great chance to be president if it was in the 90s..but now with the libtard media, low info voters, dead people, and all the freaks , he doesn’t have a chance.

  • VirtualHybrid

    Cruz kicked @ss. I wish I were there though…I would have jumped in a few times with opportunity I think Cruz missed.

  • mountainaires

    Cruz is FEARLESS! I’m GLAD Leno did this. Cruz is up to the task. Be happy and proud that he doesn’t shy away from challenges. We need a fighter who will fight and make the arguments for conservatism. He always answers the hard questions with aplomb, gravitas, and a smile. He’s amazing.

  • Jeremiah Weldon

    Leno’s a hack Hollywood drone…

  • docscience

    It’s doubtful that Leno has spoken to man with true beliefs and conviction in quite a while.

  • Bob Young

    I remember when Rush was on Leno a few yrs ago. Leno was complaining about the greedy people on wall street making too much money. Rush let him off the hook by not grilling Leno about the greedy people in Hollywood (incl Leno) for making too much money. Leno might be considered a nice guy, but is an abject hypocrite on so many levels.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    If Leno wants to remain credible with conservatives, he needs to ask the left the same questions.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      Remain? Has he ever had credibility with Conservatives?

  • Lee Saffold

    I am convinced that Ted Cruz has found the right path for
    our country and the right way to sell it to the good people of this country who
    want to maintain our freedoms while increasing our economic growth to levels
    that make it possible for us to be “independent”, self-sufficient,
    and dependent only upon God for things that are beyond our control.

    I would like, for once, to see someone grill Obama aggressively
    Not only about why he found it essential to deliberately lie to the American
    People concerning the ACA, but also about the lies he has told concerning
    Benghazi and why he allowed four Americans to die there without lifting a
    finger to help them and has thus far done absolutely NOTHING to those who
    Killed four Americans and has left things looking as if there will be no
    Repercussions if you kill Americans in this way! And to ask him why he believes that we need “no free speech zones” when free speech is a sacred right enshrined in the constitution! We need to have him explain to us why he allowed the NSA to spy on all of us and why he did nothing about the IRS harassing people who did not politically agree with his policies.

    President Obama has definitely been sheltered and protected by the majority of media outlets in this country who appear to no longer be in pursuit of truth but rather in conspiring to peddle lies in order to further their own agendas and objectives rather than being objective reporters of the facts but strategic propagandist promoting their political aims and ambitions regardless of the truth.

  • Rex

    This is Leno doing the job that journalists are supposed to do. Ask questions that are challenging, and vetting the person that could be the next President. As Cruz proves, he can hold his own.

  • killer63

    Jay Leno’s wife is a big democratic activist, so bear that in mind when listening to him.

  • Roggiedodgie

    Not that I can spew numbers out, but I do NOT believe big business does better with big government in general.

  • Dennis Carr

    Had a thought today.. Went to see THOR.. Took some cough drops in case my throat got THOR..

    Got that brain storm at one point that perhaps with the NSA, FBI, IRS and so forth being a problem… Perhaps the Secret Service is do for a name Change.. O’ BOOB likes to present “CHANGE” so it is just fitting..

    Yea, let it be known thoughout the land, that those that protect the currant president will be called ASSGUARDS! Has that certain ring to it, ASSGUARDIANS TO THE FRONT AND LAY DOWN YOU LIFE FOR O’BOOB!
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  • Cross67

    Enjoyed the videos. Leno did his job regardless of motive. I thought Ted Cruz did very well with his answers. Worth watching (IMO).

  • Bus_Rand

    Exactly what is it that we’re supposed to compromise? Well gee, I’ll go for $15 trillion in debt rather than $17 trillion. Let’s just spend $1 trillion a yr. more than what we have instead of $1.5 trillion. Let’s have half of the regulations that destroys growth instead of all of them.
    Ironically, Democrats would have none of this. Why is it that we just automatically look to Republicans to “compromise”? I haven’t seen Democrats compromise a damn thing.

  • Cheryl Willians

    This was pre-planned to showcase how Cruz is different so the “unconvinced” voters can get answers to hard-core questions. Leno is a good guy who fairly pokes fun equally at everyone but is decidedly conservative & doesn’t give a flying FIG who knows. NBC can’t control someone they’ve already fired. He’s the only reason left to watch the Nat’l BIASED Channel (NBC).

  • Sean Minturn

    But Serious You Guys, we need a Nice, Electable, Reasonable moderate!!!11shift+1

  • Llewellyn Andrew

    Notable that Ted recieved more Applause than Leno did.

  • Liberalism Is Nonsense

    The history of the 20th century is rife with examples of people voting themselves into servitude and thus giving up liberty through democratic processes.

  • Liberalism Is Nonsense

    I bear an indefatigable lance as I charge ahead with the steeds of liberty: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Stephie Sky McKinley

    I saw that show. I thought Cruz made Leno look like a spiteful child. No matter how hard Leno tried to alienate Cruz … Cruz treated him with tact and civility in return. He never once seemed to be looking down or attempting to mock Leno. I guess that it was separates the men from the boys and the entertainers from the thinkers.

  • rikoshaprl

    Leno, don’t let the door hit you in the butt on your way off the Tonight Show. Nice job Ted against a hostile host.

  • Lawrence Malcolm

    Johnny Carson must be doing flip-flops in his grave seeing how his legacy has been trashed….

  • Rationalthinker

    I have to agree and comment on the fact that Jay never questioned Oblamo the way he did Mr. Cruz.. Well done, Ted! Even though the audience was somewhat accepting of his answers, there are still too many people that DON’T want to hear the plain and simple facts that their utopian world is really a paper-mache fake .

  • Exodus2011

    notice there was no comic angle from Leno throughout this interview, which is unusual for Jay Leno

    Leno knows this man is a great threat to the liberal bastion in DC

    Cruz had several big applause lines – the first one was when he
    described the biggest fight in DC as *not* being between GOP V DEM, but
    being between INTRENCHED politicans on BOTH sides, and the rest of
    America …. that analysis resonates with a majority of Americans IMV

    Leno was definitely the spokesperson for his Big Govt pals, but Cruz
    handled him well …. I think Leno was a bit perturbed when he realized
    Cruz was generating some big applause moments – I counted 3-4 in all
    … at least as many as what Leno received

    GOOD JOB Cruz Missile!

    principle, principle, principle … above politics, every single time

    #BeClingers ——————> #AmericaRISING

  • kryp44

    Before these guys go on they get to approve the types of questions. Kudos to Cruz for letting Leno “bring it on”.

  • gerryz

    And the LAW that John Roberts’ court allowed to stand IS NOT THE LAW BEING IMPLEMENTED. Obama PERSONALLY *CHANGED* THAT LAW — over 1200 times, is it? If we’re going to get Obamacare, let’s GET OBAMACARE. AS WRITTEN. Obey the law, Mr President! stop allowing your cronies to skirt the law. OBEY THE LAW.

    • Mike

      That needs to be stated by anyone confronted by the lying Alinsky lovers on the left.

      However, you might as well as try to get Muslim to become a Jew than ask a progressive to love the Constitution and the country as it was founded.

  • Mackie

    I’m a Conservative and just fine with Leno’s questions, It allows Senator Cruz a forum to answer tough questions. I’m glad he did not throw softballs at Cruz, one thing you notice is that Cruz got the biggest applause on his points. Leno is an equal opportunity comedian and has cranked out some tough comic remarks towards Obama.

  • James Rizzuti

    I saw nothing untoward here about Leno. Cruz did a good job of answering reasonably.

  • Irishreel

    WTF Jay. Why doesn’t he bring Obama back on and drill him about Obama Care? Jay is just trying to play to the liberal audience, but Sen. Cruz field each of his questions without getting caught in the liberal spin. I think Sen. Cruz did a great job answering Leno’s “spin” questions and getting his point across.

  • lillymckim

    Jay’s a Boston Democrat.

  • http://jericho777.wordpress.com/ Jeffrey Hardin

    Come come…How shocking Leno’s display? After what he did to Conan O’Brien, is there any wonder about Leno’s ethics or morals?!
    And I’m speaking about his questioning Cruz in this manner, but giving Obama a pass?