Monday, October 22, 2018

Heidi Cruz laments that husband Ted's Senate salary isn't big enough for them to buy a second home

Mod: Imagine the pain the Cruz family faces every day when they only get to go home to one house. Does this mean they are one house homeless?

Heidi Cruz complains about Ted’s $174,000 Senate salary: ‘We’re not buying a second home anytime soon’ (Raw Story link): Heidi Cruz, the wife of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), is upset that she still has to be her household’s primary breadwinner because her husband “only” makes $174,000 a year as a member of the United States Senate. In an interview with The Atlantic, Cruz complained that her husband’s Senate career has meant that he’s been stuck making less than $200,000 a year for the past seven years, which puts more pressure on her to bring in the bucks.

“Six to seven years in it, with me being the primary breadwinner — it’s like, ‘Uh, yeah, this is when people say thank you. I’ll now take that appreciation,'” she said. “Yeah, we’re seven years into this, and we’re not buying a second home anytime soon.”

Cruz, who is an investment manager at Goldman Sachs, tells The Atlantic that she’s had to regularly work 70-hour weeks to make enough money to support her family. Despite this, she says she’s still supportive of what her husband is doing in politics.

“I really hope he wins his reelection,” she said. “I really feel mission-driven on what he’s accomplishing.”

Mod: In case you are thinking of jumping out the window in sheer anguish over the Cruz family's suffering, Heidi is making $500,000 a year at Goldman Sachs. What follows is a story from 2016, published during all of the presidential excitement.

Heidi Cruz: Ted Isn't The Zodiac Killer, He's A Very Naughty Boy (Wonkette link): To their credit, Yahoo apparently didn't originally plan to ask Heidi Cruz about the Zodiac Killer thing; it simply arose sort of organically while they were covering her.

Yahoo News asked Heidi about his remarks after a pair of supporters she met with marveled at her ability to “deal with” the “smearing and the scorched-earth stuff going on” during this heated GOP primary.

“Well, it’s amazing how a lot of people are swayed by it,” Heidi said. “Part of it is, the news media is 24/7, and they don’t let up.”

Huh. Well, now we're going to have to ask Heidi Cruz for a citation -- we're fairly certain that the chances anyone really believes Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer, or would "be swayed" by an internet meme about it, are roughly equal to the possibility that Ted Cruz actually is the Zodiac Killer.

Or maybe Heidi Cruz was simply acknowledging, as obliquely as humanly possible, that her husband is such a creepy dude it's no surprise people might joke about him being a serial killer. It has to be hard being married to a guy so many people simply can't stand.

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74 comments:

  1. Churns my gut... 'nuf said.

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  2. Rich southern white people always so oppressed.

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  3. Out of touch privileged whiner.

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    1. Let them eat square footage.

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    2. They never think of people who can’t buy one home.

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    3. Heidi YOU WORK FOR GOLDMAN SACHS. Don't you make enough to own a second home? As for public sympathy - how many have problems affording just ONE home?

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    4. Her idea of home is a bit grander than yours or mine

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    5. If Ted loses he can go out and get a real job. Then maybe they can buy one of the empty McMansions in Arcadia.

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  4. WTF? And he wants to take "entitlements" away from people who are raking in $800 a month! At least they are a perfect match.

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  5. OMG ! Who In The Hell Cares ! Just Be Happy You Even Have A House To Call Home ! Talk About Always Wanting More Than Your Neighbor ! Selfish People ! Stand Up All True American's ! Vote All Blue All The Way ! Amen

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  6. I’m tired of being second homeless!

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  7. Ted Cruz is a reptile that breathes through his tongue.

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  8. You've got a lot more to worry about now...
    President Trump's approval rating before the November elections has jumped to a higher level than former President Obama's ahead of the 2010 midterms, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.

    The poll found Trump's approval rating at its highest level for that poll yet, at 47 percent. Obama's approval rating was 45 percent around the same time in 2010, according to a similar NBC/Wall Street Journal poll taken in late October 2010.

    Obama's approval rating was reaching a record low in October 2010, just before his party lost a significant number of seats in the House and Senate.

    Trump is a historically unpopular president among the general U.S. population, but consistently retains extremely high levels of Republican support. Recent polls have put him at around a 90 percent approval rating among Republicans.

    Many see the midterm elections as a referendum on the current president.

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    1. Get ready for some pretty hard hitting revelations from Deep State about the Traitor President. You know they aren't going to let the dirty bastard win.

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    2. The polls go up, the polls go down. Irregardless, after this election Trump will be tagged, bagged and locked away for the remaining few years of his useless life.

      **USC Dornslife Poll Generic Ballot **- Democrats 55% Reptiles 42%
      https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZNHBdBd0tn7aYyeck-OY-_ufYMlfbwkH/view

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  9. These are the two most useless words in America.

    "Trump said."

    The people who voted for Trump, including many Democrats, exposed themselves. These are the people who's brains are hardwired with a major flaw. A flaw that has been around for thousands of years.

    Intelligence is not a measurement of why or why not people voted for Trump. Millions of very intelligent people voted for Trump. Millions of very dumb people voted for Trump.

    The people who voted for Trump are not the skeptics of our society. They do not need proof. Lol! These are the people of our society who are more easily misled, more likely to join a cult, more likely to blindly follow, more likely to believe conspiracy theories, more likely to distrust the government.

    The people who voted for Trump do not have the ability to connect the dots between ,Trump said, and the fact that he is a serial liar. That's a major flaw with their brain. They think more with their emotions than with their brains. Their emotions overwhelm logic.

    Many people who voted for Trump because they hated Hillary. Her qualifications, resume, accomplishments did not have any meaning to them. They thought with emotion.

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  10. Now Mitch McConnell is talking about cutting Social Security, Kavanaugh has voted to disinfranchise thousands in North Dakota from voting. Outrageous! Native Americans cannot vote because they don't have a government issued address....even though it is the government that put them on the reservation.

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    1. Even though they lived here in the territorial USA long, long before everybody else.

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  11. **Breaking Golden State Gubernatorial Poll** Newsom (Democrat) 52% Cox (Repugnant) 32%
    https://www.emerson.edu/news-events/emerson-college-today/emerson-e-poll-incumbents-feinstein-newsom-favored-win-senate-gov-races-ca-over-60-disapprove-trump#.W83Wb0tKjIU

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    1. John Cox and the Sad State of California’s GOP
      Republicans have become so disempowered in the state that their gubernatorial nominee is an Illinoisan who has lost every race he’s run.
      https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/10/21/john-cox-california-republicans-gop-2018-221666

      Interesting paragraph from this article: "Some of his political allies freely admit he would be more suited to run for another office in California first. “It’s an odd hobby,” Pat Brady, a Republican consultant and former GOP chair in Illinois, says of Cox’s repeated quests for office. The best he is likely to do is to spur conservative turnout in the half-dozen most competitive House districts. The worst he can do? Well, it’s hard to go lower than the 10 votes he won in the Iowa presidential caucus a decade ago."

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  12. Some conservative.

    Trump trillion-dollar-plus deficits are putting America on a path to fiscal ruin
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/08/20/donald-trump-trillion-dollar-plus-deficits-fiscal-ruin-column/986236002

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  13. Maybe Heidi & family could move back to Canada or Cuba and get that second house she always wanted? I hear there are free one way tickets waiting for them at the border?

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  14. Remember when Mitt Romney was campaigning and a reporter asked how many houses he owned and he had had so many he wasn’t even sure how many. Was like 13 or 14.

    And the poor republican fools keep thinking electing elitist billionaires will solve their personal problems

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  15. 6:54am "more likely" you believe what you wrote! Thanks for the morning giggles.

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    1. Thanks for your emo response.

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    2. Better seal yourself in today, 8:22. I just saw some contrails.

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  16. RECIND THE GAS TAX - Vote YES on 6 - give the right to vote on tax increase back to the people not the POLITICIANs.

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    1. Because you are for it I voted no. You vote is now neutralized.

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    2. 8:32 enjoy your services. Even tho they'll be CalPERS payments for Platinum Pensions.

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    3. Don't want to pay gas taxes? Get an electric car. Otherwise, stop whining.

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    4. Ahhh, another misinformed soul that thinks electric cars are the answer. Is that electrical power your cars needs for a charge free?

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    5. Solar panels on the roof, Hap. My cars run on sunshine. Curious, do you pay for sunshine?

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  17. Aside from how depravedly obtuse and tone deaf she seems to be, are we really to believe that she has to work 70 hours a week to make ends meet? Aren't typical investment managers salaried, rather than hourly, and those who work long hours do so to show their bosses they should keep their $500k per year jobs?

    That said, it's, of course, unlikely that the spouse of a US Senator, who can bring in scads of business and revenue, has any fear of losing his or her major investment firm job even if they don't show up much. Sounds like Lyin' Ted found his soulmate.

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  18. So what's wrong with the wife being the breadwinner? Not that I will call out the kettle black defense, that would be sexist.
    If you have the cash, real estate investments are the way to go, so "what's your beef?".

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    1. Hopefully after Ted loses he'll support the family breadwinner by cleaning the house.

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    2. Yes Rafael Cruz will be carting Trumps balls from now till death.

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    3. Her bread goes perfectly with all of Ted’s cheese.

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    4. With combined salaries nearing $700k, they are winning more than bread. Yet they still complain it’s not enough.

      Whiny privileged Elitists

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    5. The Cruz HouseholdOctober 22, 2018 at 9:25 AM

      Wahhhhh!! Wahhhhh!!

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  19. With mental giant like these how can any racists go wrong, maybe 'trumpy' will switch airline and save the billions this fool wastes to fly around and play golf?
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/ryanair-boycott-airline-racist-white-man-video-black-woman-abusive-a8594456.html

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  20. When over weight peroxide blond people scream and rant who does this remind you of? 'trumpy' in drag? https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/family-harassed-for-speaking-spanish_us_5bcdc521e4b055bc9482d380

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  21. The John Cleese report: I'm merely giving pointing out that Mr Trump is a sleazy, corrupt, egotistical and mendacious sociopath. What I'm trying to understand is why Evangelicals approve of him. Have they not read the New Testament ? Or do they think it's not meant to be taken literally? I think you will find there are TEN commandments
    If God required only one, I think he would have said so.

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    1. There are no Ten Commandments in the New Testament. The only this a true Christian needs for guidance is the beatitudes.

      There are a lot of fake Christians out there

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  22. Because you dont own a car or have the privilege to drive, you are typical of the low information level voter.

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    1. John Cleese doesn't have a car?

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    2. Pay for the highways you drive on. Quit whining. If you have a problem with government employee compensation- work on a bill to correct that.
      No need to be passive aggressive about it

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  23. Poor lady. What about the constituents who Cruz represents who are just about poverty level, and she's complaining about three figure salary for working about 110 days a year.

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    1. Boo hoo. Poor baby. Can't buy a second home? Waaaaaaa!!

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  24. 8:14am All Natave Americans never voted to let immigrants into this Nation, we should all do the right thing and return back to our native countries of origin.

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    1. This is a fake troll post. Same poor penmanship gives it away.

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  25. Black and White, no grey area here, save energy, maybe good ole boy VP Al Gore could give pointers.

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    1. If you're paying gas taxes at all, then you're an idiot that deserves what you get. Go electric.

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    2. He could. That’s why he won the Nobel Peace Prize. While jackass Bush was wasting trillions of dollars and countless lives looking for weapons of mass destruction.

      Republicans fail again.

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  26. (At least it got some alt-ies out of their mommy's basements.)

    'Antifa' Facebook prank sends Trump supporters to protect North Carolina outdoors store

    GASTONIA, N.C. — Several dozen people showed up to a North Carolina outdoors store on Saturday to mount a counter-protest against an Antifa rally that didn’t exist.

    A recent Facebook page called Gaston County Antifa, which is a portmanteau for “antifascist,” had posted earlier in the week that group members “from at least 10 states” were planning to gather in front of the Gander Outdoors store in the Franklin Square shopping center in Gastonia. Other than the Facebook page, there’s no evidence of any such group actually existing in Gaston County, but that didn’t stop those spreading the rumors. Even local website CharlotteStories ran a widely shared article about the fake rally.

    The dozens of counter-protesters stood in front of the Gander store waving flags, including U.S., Confederate and Trump flags. Some, like Terry Pennington, came from outside the county to be at the outdoors store.

    A massive American flag flies from the parking lot in front of the store, and Pennington said he’d heard that Antifa members were going to light it on fire.

    https://www.dispatch.com/news/20181021/antifa-facebook-prank-sends-trump-supporters-to-protect-north-carolina-outdoors-store

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  27. Lol 9:08am if the poverty level represenitives worked at least 110 days then they would not be on that level, would they?

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    1. Spoken like a true out of touch member of the trust fund elite.

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    2. With current minimum wage they would be

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  28. Why does Heidi want a second house? So she can get away from Ted?

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  29. 9:10am no whining about the increased tax on electric powered vehicles, oh, and the tax incentive is phased out!

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    1. Dear fool. You don't pay gas taxes if you don't buy gas. Electric cars run on electricity, so you don't buy gas. And if you don't buy gas, you don't pay gas taxes. Electric car owners leave the gas tax paying for clowns like you.

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  30. Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account
    @realDonaldTrump
    28 Mar 2016
    Lyin'Ted Cruz is weak & losing big, so now he wants to debate again. But, according to Drudge,Time and on-line polls, I have won all debates

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  31. Shocking Turnout For First Day Of Early Voting In Houston
    Source: Houston Chronicle
    By Jeremy Wallace, Houston Chronicle, 1 hr. ago.

    Thousands of people were already camped out at a key early voting location in Houston on Monday morning, hours before voting was even set to begin.

    Nearly 2,000 people stood in line outside of the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center on West Gray near River Oaks in a scene that looked more like a Black Friday shopping morning.

    BETO IN THE BURBS: O'Rourke touts willingness to serve all Texans in Conroe visit

    "This is one of the most important elections of our lifetimes," said Cody Pogue, who arrived at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday to make sure he'd be one of the first people to cast a ballot for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke.

    Just moments later, O'Rourke was across the street firing up his supporters with a bullhorn. "Are y'all ready?" O'Rourke said to a cascade of cheers. "Houston, I love you." - More...

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/shocking-turnout-for-first-day-of-early-voting-in-houston/ar-BBOJ6px?li=BBnb7Kz

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    1. Such good news. With Ted's Senate career at an end, Heidi will get to have her second house. I am sure they will live happily ever after.

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  32. Make America Great Again🦅🇺🇸

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    1. Want to make America great again? Impeach Trump.

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    2. It’s the morning shift in Russia.

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  33. Haha
    Creepy new bible museum caught displaying fake Dead Sea scrolls

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  34. Obama Mocks Trump for Constantly 'Making Stuff Up': 'I Believe in a Fact-Based Reality'

    Former president Barack Obama held a rally in Nevada on Monday to gin up support for Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. During his speech, the Obama took multiple shots at Donald Trump and his administration for their non-adherence to facts.

    Obama went through several of his calls to encourage people to vote, calling the upcoming elections “the chance to restore some sanity to our politics.” As he warned about what could happen if Republicans maintain their hold on Congress for the next two years, Obama eventually launched into a tangent where – even though he didn’t say Trump’s name – he seemed to implicitly mock the president for shaping his own reality without regard for what’s actually true.

    “This is a fact….unlike some, I actually try to state facts. I believe in fact. All right? I believe in a fact-based reality. And, a fact-based politics. I don’t believe in just making stuff up. I think you should say to people what is true.”

    Trump’s critics regularly slam him over his constant falsehoods and factually-erroneous statements. On Monday, multiple political observers raised questions about Trump’s dubious claim that “unknown Middle Easterners” have integrated themselves into the migrant caravan heading towards the U.S. southern border.

    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/obama-mocks-trump-for-constantly-making-stuff-up-i-believe-in-a-fact-based-reality/

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  35. Trump thinks all black people look the same.

    There were many awkward moments during the Texas Trump rally for Ted Cruz, but one moment was an epic blunder.

    During President Donald Trump’s attack on the Democratic Party, he started in attacking a mayor running for governor in Florida.

    “The mayor who did one of the worst jobs of any mayor other than the guy running for governor in Florida. He was a horrible mayor. Cory Booker. He destroyed what he did,” Trump said.

    Booker was actually the mayor of Newark, New Jersey and Andrew Gillum is the mayor in Florida who is running for governor. Both men are African American though they look nothing alike and live in completely different states. Booker is now a Senator and Gillum is still the mayor while running for Governor. Still, Trump can’t seem to get them straight.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/trump-mixes-corey-booker-andrew-gillum-texas-speech/

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  36. Politico had a story over the weekend warning Democrats not to expect anything from Mueller, not when it comes to Russian collusion. Be prepared for a major disappointment," said Limbaugh. "The Washington Post with a similar story, and there are similar stories on the midterms and the blue wave about how it’s looking less and less likely and more and more toss-up, up for grabs, as Republican strength is surging in places that it was not seen earlier."

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/37462/limbaugh-dems-get-bunch-disappointing-news-about-james-barrett?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=062316-news&utm_campaign=benshapiro

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    1. Limbaugh? He whistles out of his ass almost as loudly as you do.

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  37. Why not change this blog to the Bash Trump Blog Spot? Lots going on in Sierra Madre that we don't hear about.

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