Ted Cruz excoriates President Obama at CPAC 2014.

I’ve said this before.  I think it is unhealthy and potentially dangerous to idolize politicians no matter what their ideology is and I try to hard not to do that.  But I really, really like Ted Cruz.  This is the best speech from a conservative politician I’ve heard in quite awhile.  My personal highlights:

“Liberty is under assault. And what I want to talk to you about this morning is how we win.”

“If you were to sit down and try to design an agenda to hammer the living daylights out of young people, you couldn’t do better than the Obama economic agenda.”

“We need to tell the truth. Washington is corrupt.”

“How many of you all have your cell phones? I’m going to ask you to please leave them on. I want to make sure President Obama hears everything I have to say this morning.”

“ABOLISH THE IRS!!!!!”

“Audit the Federal Reserve.”

“We need to stop bankrupting our country. What we’re doing to our kids and grandkids is morally wrong. It is an outrage. If we keep on this road, they will spend their entire lives working not to meet the needs of the future, not to meet the needs of their priorities, but instead just working to pay off the debts that their deadbeat parents and grandparents stuck them with.”

“We need to repeal every single word of ObamaCare.”

“We need to stop the lawlessness. This President of the United States is the first president we’ve ever had who thinks he can choose which laws to enforce and which laws to ignore.”

“If you have a president who is picking and choosing which laws to follow and which laws to ignore, you no longer have a president.”

“A friend of mine suggested a bumper sticker slogan. “Republicans. We waste less.”

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