What do you think about the fact that Ted Cruz will not attend the State of the

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  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago

    What do you think about the fact that Ted Cruz will not attend the State of the Union Address?

    I saw a brief interview with Cruz on the news tonight where he proudly announced he would not be attending this event because there would be nothing new.  Furthermore, he said he felt the president would reach a higher level of  Demagoguery  than ever and he would only be presenting a "wish list".  I  found this upsetting because at the very least, despite their differences, our leaders should show at least some level of respect for the office, if not the man.  Anybody agree?

  2. Kathleen Cochran profile image83
    Kathleen Cochranposted 2 years ago

    I think it is indicative of how he will make decisions prior to discovery on any issue he doesn't like, in spite of the possibility of learning something.

  3. Credence2 profile image81
    Credence2posted 2 years ago

    I disagree, Cruz is just bandstanding for political purposes. He should as he puts it 'respect the office' if nothing else.

    1. Kathleen Cochran profile image83
      Kathleen Cochranposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, he should.  And so should the speaker of the house, especially when he's on camera seated behind the person in the office.  A new low for republicans.

  4. pagesvoice profile image85
    pagesvoiceposted 2 years ago

    Ted Cruz shut down the government and cost the taxpayers a bundle. He is not a natural born citizen. Now we learn he didn't disclose his $500,000 loan from the banking industry. Ted Cruz will never win the GOP nomination.

    1. abwilliams profile image31
      abwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      If I had been born a few weeks later, would have been born on an Air Force base in England,wouldn't have made me a Brit.! His mother, like mine,born in the U.S.A. He explained the loan to my satisfaction. For the sake of our future, hope he wins!

    2. pagesvoice profile image85
      pagesvoiceposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Birth on a US military base is the same as 'natural born.' That's why McCain's birth was never an issue. However, being born in a hospital or home on foreign land is not the same as 'natural born.' The loan doesn't pass the smell test.

    3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      An air force base is considered American soil.  Different situation here.

  5. abwilliams profile image31
    abwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    Cruz is in the midst of a tough campaign.
    I'd rather he miss the Narcissist-in-Chief speaking, over an important vote.
    Time is of the essence, I get it.

    1. abwilliams profile image31
      abwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      His mother was born in the U.S. and his Father became a U.S. citizen through legal avenues, long before Ted was born.  He is a U.S. citizen! Non-issue.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      He was not born on American soil, and this is a sticking point with regards to legal issues.  Check out the forums to learn more.  It's a very confusing and controversial situation with no clear answers.

 
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