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Keep Senator Ted Cruz in the US Senate

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Senator Ted Cruz, probably the most pro-Israel Senator, is up for re-election this November and appears to be in a fight for his life to regain his seat. Strange that such a prominent legislator, one who was a top candidate to win the Republican nomination for president may be toppled by a hard-line, Progressive Texas Democrat, Representative Beto O’Rourke.

Of course, we’re a NY based newspaper and frankly we’re envious of the great state of Texas which sports two conservative senators. And although we cannot do much to impact their election we’re in total support of Ted Cruz to remain in office after November 6th. Strangely, that’s not a given. The media is in a total frenzy doing its radical best to destroy the Trump regime. To do so, they will attempt to gain as many seats in both houses of congress in order to stop the Trump machine from grinding its way through legislative successes and of course any future Senate confirmation votes for the next one or two replacement Supreme Court Justices. Each Senate vote would be pure gold to the Democrats. Since funding is key in any race, they are pumping $$ into Texas to support O’Rourke. That’s a George Soros thing. Sadly, that seems to be working. O’Rourke is trailing Cruz in a Quinnipiac poll of April 18th by only 3 points. That’s within the margin of error. We know all about Cruz and his total support for the security of this nation through securing our borders, abolishing sanctuary cities, reducing taxes and his extreme support for Israel and everything else we’ve advocated within our pages for years.

But who is this guy, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke? He’s a 45 year old current Congressman from El Paso who carries the same progressive ideological torch as do Bernie Sanders and our own soon to be Congresswoman, Alexandria Cortez. He has the uncanny facial resemblance to Robert Kennedy and that will play a factor in garnering a few votes from the Left. In the House, he has voted against tax cuts, against deporting illegal alien criminals, gang members and drug dealers. He has voted in favor of abortions after 20 weeks and for the murder of babies born after botched abortions. He voted against the Iron Dome Project funding. He is a firm supporter of the Iran Deal worked out by President Obama. As well, O’Rourke has gotten the following ratings from radical left-wing groups: Planned Parenthood, 85%, The ACLU, 88% and the Human Rights Campaign which supports Palestinian causes, 85%. He has also expressed support for the impeachment of President Trump if that measure ever reaches the House floor. It’s a sure bet his presence in the Senate would not be in Israel’s favor.

Again, we support Senator Cruz’s re-election to the Senate not only because he is a great supporter of our democratic ideals, of this nation’s security and totally for Israel, but he is also a true Mensch.

 

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  1. Richard Schwartz

    09/18/2018 at 12:54 pm

    What the editorial overlooks is the following:

    Senator Cruz, along with a majority of Republicans, is in denial about climate change, an existential threat to Israel, the US, and, indeed, the world. Despite the overwhelming consensus of climate experts and the many recent severe climate events, including two current ‘monster’ storms, three category 4 or 5 hurricanes and a series of massive, devastating wildfires in California last year, and recent record breaking years for temperature, Cruz and other Republicans are doing everything possible to eliminate or weaken recent efforts to reduce greenhouse gases,

    Israelis should be especially concerned about climate threats. Because of climate change, the Middle East is becoming hotter and drier and, according to military experts, this makes violence, terrorism , and war more likely. If the rapid melting of polar icecaps and glaciers continue, the coastal plain that contains most of Israel’s population and infrastructure will be inundated by a rising Mediterranean Sea.

    Another important reason is that Republican policies are contrary to basic Jewish values in terms of concern for the disadvantaged, the stranger, the hungry , and the poor. Rather than improving ObamaCare, which provided health insurance to tens of millions of Americans, Cruz and other Republicans supported health legislation that would have caused up to 32 million Americans to lose their insurance and others to pay higher premiums. Rather than supporting efforts to rebuild the US crumbling infrastructure, given a grade of D+ by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Republican legislators pushed through a tax bill that greatly benefits the wealthiest Americans and highly profitable corporations, although they have already greatly benefitted financially in recent years. This will increase the US national debt by up to $1.5 trillion, giving the Republicans an excuse to carry out their long-time desires to cut social security, medicare, medicaid, and environmental and health protections.

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