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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:37 AM

Cruz defends style a Democrat likened to McCarthyism

LEANDER, Texas (Reuters) - First-term Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas on Tuesday staunchly defended his aggressive, in-your-face style that already is raising eyebrows in Washington and has led a Senate Democrat to suggest his tactics reminded her of McCarthyism.

"Washington has a long tradition of trying to hurl insults to silence those who they don't like what they're saying," Cruz told reporters on a visit to a Texas gun manufacturer. "I have to admit I find it amusing that those in Washington are puzzled when someone actually does what they said they would do." Employees at LaRue Tactical near Austin cheered the senator enthusiastically during his appearance.

Cruz, 42, raised eyebrows in Washington by aggressively criticizing former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's nominee for defense secretary, during a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing. Cruz angered lawmakers in both parties by suggesting, without giving evidence, that Hagel might have taken money from countries such as communist North Korea. In comments published in the New York Times on Saturday, Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer of California compared Cruz's accusations about Hagel to those made by former Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s in his hunt for communists.

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At LaRue Tactical, which makes semiautomatic rifles for civilians and also makes guns for the military, marketing director Mark Fingar said Cruz was a "no-nonsense senator." "He's our type of guy," Fingar said.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-02-19/news/sns-rt-us-usa-texas-cruzbre91j04o-20130219_1_republican-senator-chuck-hagel-gun-control-measures-connecticut-elementary-school

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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:40 AM

1. marketing director Mark Fingar said Cruz was a "no-nonsense senator." "He's our type of guy,"

Does that mean he plans to arm all the Hispanics??

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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:54 PM

2. To paraphrase McCarthy "I have in my hand a list of 45 asshole Rethug senators...

and Cruz you are one of them."

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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:32 AM

3. I wonder how many hate groups and terror organizations

have endorsed Cruz and/or fellow Republicans?

We know that white supremacist group has been big fans of Ron Paul for a long time, and there was a branch of Al Qaeda that endorsed Bush in 2004. I think Iran endorsed Bush as well.

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