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Several potential presidential contenders did well at the NRA convention but the loudest and longest applause was reserved for Ted Cruz.  Cruz’s direct approach with no reservations and his ability to stay on message won over the 70,000 gun owners at the convention.  The massive Moms Demand Action protesters (all 150 of them) could not dampen the spirit.

The first subject Cruz hit on was the treatment of the victims from Ft Hood.  Congress awarded them purple hearts but Obama still refuses to give them all the benefits they deserve.  (Probably still mad about how many fellow Muslims our soldiers have killed) :

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“It is a time for truth. you cannot win a war on radical Islamic terrorism with a president who is unwilling to utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorists.’ Instead of a president who boycotts Prime Minister Netenyahu.  Imagine America standing unapologetically with the nation of Israel. Imagine a commander in chief standing up with clarity, saying ‘We will defeat radical Islamic terrorists.’”

He then hit on the subject of the nuclear negotiations (capitulation?) with Iran:

“And under no circumstances will the nation of Iran be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons. Some weeks ago I joined with 46 other senators signing a letter we sent to Iran explaining that under the United States Constitution there are only two ways something becomes a law — either it is a treaty ratified by two thirds of the Senate or a law passed by both houses of Congress signed by the president. The Obama White House went a little hysterical about that letter.”

Of course, remembering where he was at, he paid tribute to the Second Amendment:

“When I was the solicitor general of Texas I led a coalition of 31 states before the United States Supreme Court defending the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms and we won 5-4 —-a landmark decision upholding that right.”

“President Obama had an opportunity then. He could of brought people together in a bipartisan manner to say let’s go after violent felons. Let’s go after criminals. Let’s protect our kids and stop the bad guys, but instead he used it as an excuse to come after the Second Amendment right of law abiding citizens.”

“In the weeks and months that followed Sandy Hook, if you guys were sitting in the Senate Republican lunch, you’da jumped out the window, because the sentiment there was ‘This is unstoppable.’”

“This is a freight train that can’t be stopped let’s get out of the way. And I tell you I was proud to stand with my friends Mike Lee and Rand Paul in sending a very short two sentence letter to Harry Reid saying we will filibuster any legislation that undermines the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.”

What has impressed me so far this election cycle is out of all the main candidates, Ted Cruz is the only one not having to walk back on his positions.  He knows what he believes and he remains true to his principles.  His main problem is democrats and their willing lackeys in the press trying to destroy him like they did Sarah Palin, with the aid of RINO republicans.

Courtesy of Red Statements.