Skip to comments.Rep. Peter King: Cruz's Defunding Strategy a 'Fraud'
Posted on 09/19/2013 9:11:29 PM PDT by TexGrill
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., has recently compared conservative efforts to defund Obamacare to kamikaze pilots and Gen. George Custer.
Thursday, he called the effort "fraud."
"There's a wing within our party led by people like (Sen.) Ted Cruz, who have been really, as far as I'm concerned, carrying out a fraud with the people" by saying the strategy will work, King said Thursday on CNN's "The Situation Room."
Cruz, R-Texas, has been leading the defund effort along with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah. More moderate members of the GOP say the effort will only hurt the Republican Party. They fear a government shutdown like in the 1990s when Republicans got the blame.
House Speaker John Boehner gave in to demands to tie the vote to raising the debt ceiling. That vote is set for Friday, with the bill then moving to the Senate. King says the vote can't pass in the Senate, which doesn't have enough Republican votes, and President Barack Obama would veto it anyway.
After an expected Senate vote next week, it will be time for Cruz, Paul, and Lee to "put up or shut up," King said.
"If anything good comes from all of this, when Ted Cruz and Rand Paul and Mike Lee fail in the Senate next week, maybe finally we Republicans will have ended their influence," he said. "We as House Republicans should stop letting Ted Cruz set our agenda for us. He should stay in the Senate and should keep quiet. If he can deliver on this, fine. If he can't, then he should keep quiet from now on, and we shouldn't listen to him."
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peter king from ny is a traitor
This King clown is extreme RINO. Good chance he might try to run for president next time.
Peter King is just another coward. Yikes, he is sickening.
I think Cruz, Lee and the others are making a good effort here.
But listening to it being discussed as on the Five today and in a number of other places, I’m not sure if they can successfully stop ObamaCare, that’s the thing.
Heard Cruz speak today. They brought up that website again, I think “defundobamacare.com” and he said, even if you have signed it, tell 3-5 other people to go sign it as well.
It may be a bad law but once Entitlements get a foothold, it is often difficult to change them.
Bravo Sierra, King. We know your colors...and they are not conservative or in any way in keeping with our nation’s or her people’s best interests.
What’s “fraud” is the array of traitorous policy positions giving behind-the-scenes support to Obama.
Screw the entire gaggle of GOP-E quislings. They don’t represent ordinary Americans anymore.
Reliably NeoCon-ish in all ways, He is for stupid wars and stupid policies. Peter King, McCain, Crystal, Bolton, Graham, National Review and the rest of those evil puff bums need to go away.
In my best lawn guylant voice. yo King fugggedabout.
“If anything good comes from all of this, when Ted Cruz and Rand Paul and Mike Lee fail in the Senate next week, maybe finally we Republicans will have ended their influence,” he said. “
Precisely because the get-along gang on the GOP views the Tea Party as the enemy.
No Peter, we’re sick of listening to RINOS like you. You and the rest of the moderate Republicans have done nothing to curb the federal government from spending us into oblivion and you’re nothing more than lackeys for the Democratic Party. Gees, is everybody in New York state out to lunch? I swear I can’t stand listening to anyone with a distinct northeastern, and especially a New York sounding accent. They’re always lecturing the rest of the country on how stupid they are but last I checked most of the states in the northeast are economic disaster areas.
Cruz hovers over the target.
Obama wants to shut down the government to keep Obamacare open.
Representative King, which side are you on?
What happened to this moron? He used to be pretty solid.
“He should stay in the Senate and should keep quiet”
Hahaha, listen to this garbage can. Our quiet days are over. We’re speaking up. You’re history, Pete!
Hey, Petey: At least Cruz has a strategy. Your only strategy seems to be to implement it.
At one time, King took a pretty strong stance against illegal immigrants from Mexico...
...they were stealing too many jobs from illegal immigrants from Ireland.
A clear, succinct rebuttal, sir.
There is an article in the WSJ, tonight, that says that the Obama administration will not have the pricing structure ready in time to open the federal insurance exchanges in the 36 states that opted not to set up the exchanges themselves.
If they have not way to price the insurance, they cannot open in two weeks. So, it is anyone’s guess what is going to happen. Maybe this is Obama’s way of getting out of the Obamacare train wreck by delaying it until after the mid-term election, while blaming Republicans for trying to kill the legislation.
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