Senator Ted Cruz Pushes His “Opportunity Conservatism” on FOX News Sunday (Video)

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was on FOX News Sunday this morning. When asked about the future of the Republican Party Cruz said the answer was to retrench conservative values with “Opportunity Conservatism.”

From the video:

“I think it’s exactly the right way to go. Because conservative policies work and they improve opportunity. They are the avenue for climbing the economic dream. And, what I have been talking about for many years is opportunity conservatism. That every policy should focus like a laser on easing the means of assent up the economic ladder. We should be championing the 47%, to take that now infamous comment. Look, the great thing about America, look Americans don’t want to be dependent on government. Dependency saps the spirit. It doesn’t work. Americans want to stand on their own two feet and the best way to do that is to have policies that allow entrepreneurs and small businesses to thrive and to create jobs and advance the American dream.

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  • TsT

    Wish the Senator Well . Sure hope he has a large Rino gun with maybe a 30 rd clip !!!

  • Scoob

    I know that we can’t put our faith in one politician. But Cruz gives me hope for a better tomorrow.


    I think I just read the words of a fool.

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  • Mickey Trudale

    Conservativism –> Compassionate Conservatism –> Opportunity Conservatism –> yawn

  • Cynicman

    I believe the ‘new normal’ IS dependency. Just look at the outcry from dems and the party stuck on stupid when Boner held up the vote on the Sandy “give other people’s money to me” bill. Where in the Constitution does it mention that the government is responsible for victims of disasters? That’s what private charity is for. Hell, any Tea Party and Libertarian should know that.

  • BS61

    #4 January 6, 2013 at 10:49 am
    ALL_IS_LOST commented:
    I think I just read the words of a fool.

    Youre the only fool here!

  • RealMc

    I dislike slogans, and that is what this sounds like to me at first glance. I’d be happy to be wrong and would gladly admit it.

    “Well done is better than well said” B. Franklin.

    That is not a slogan. That is a fact.

  • jony101

    Republican party is done, no one is going to give up there free stuff. The only thing that will save America is if we get attack by someone. But our enemies know we are weak and disintegrating by the month, we are destroying ourselves everyday, they just need to stand back and let it happen. Even the Romans went out fighting, we on the otherhand destroy ourselves because we wanted free stuff, free food, free healthcare.

  • Highlander

    I hate to break this to Mr. Cruz, but unfortunately, he’s WRONG when he says that “Americans don’t want to be dependent on government”. I appreciate his optimism, and yes, a certain segment of us still believe in hard work and self-sufficiency, but sadly, it’s pretty obvious that we’re outnumbered now. The majority of Americans would rather sit back, wait for their checks, and spend the remainder of their time dreaming up new entitlements to complain about. The last election was proof of that. This situation is going to get far worse before it gets better too, because NOTHING is being done to re-instill work ethics in our children. In fact, entire generations of children are being raised to believe that big government and “progressive” Socialism are the answer to all our problems.

    The fact that Mr. Cruz seems to be unaware of that reality doesn’t do much for my confidence in his ability to lead this country. We need a leader that understands exactly who the enemy is, and how to deal with them …

  • AuntieMadder

    Ted Cruz was born on Dec. 22, 1970, in Calgary, Canada, where his parents owned a business. At the time of his birth, his father was a Cuban national and his mother was an American citizen. His family moved to Houston, Texas, when Ted was four years old.

    I have questions regarding Ted Cruz’s citizenship status. What were the Canadian, Cuban and American laws regarding citizenship at birth in 1970? For example, could an American woman bestow American citizen on a child born abroad regardless of how long she’d resided outside the US? If her child was born in Canada, was the child automatically a citizen of Canada? And would he automatically be a Cuban citizen because his father was a Cuban national at the time of his birth? Did Cruz’s parents change their citizenship status after December 22, 1970, and would any citizenship status changes made by either or both of them cause automatic changes to Ted’s citizenship status? Has Ted Cruz, as an adult, made any legal changes to his citizenship status at birth (whatever that may have been) or to his citizenship status at age of majority?

    I don’t expect anyone here to know the answers to the questions but hope that at least a few others will become aware that Cruz should answer these questions before even considering throwing his hat in the ring for a run for POTUS. (He should have answered these questions before running for US Senate. Coulda’…woulda’…shoulda’…)

  • Barry

    Sounds too much like work. I’m out. Now where’s my Obamaphone?

  • Terry Gain

    Look, the great thing about America, look Americans don’t want to be dependent on government.


  • Just my thoughts and because I have the time. i write to my representatives in Congress and never receive anything but the programmed “thank you, etc.” Yes, I receive the weekly emails but it seems the important issues are ignored. I wonder how other people do with writing to their representatives? I also wonder when we became of Nation ruled and I mean ruled, by the minorities?

  • donh

    America is rapidly transforming into a RIGID caste system where the only class mobility is DOWN.

    Unfortunately not everyone wants to be an entrepreneur, and the Republicans are harming their prospects by repeating this narrow message spoken as if a Chamber of Commerce lobbyist for ” small business employers ”

    . Start talking about the rising cost of living caused by failing communist policies and how that pinches people working in ALL jobs, government jobs , charities, healthcare , military, teaching, as well as those trapped in welfare programs.

  • Jack

    #16 First off the party that is stuck on stupid need to figure out how to get a message out. I don’t know what in the hell they stand for anymore. I really don’t think they have a clue.

  • i agree with #6. why does conservatism need a modifier? is there bad conservatism and good conservatism? communisum never needed a modifier.

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