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Rep. Peter King: Cruz's Defunding Strategy a 'Fraud'
NewsMax ^ | 09/19/2013 | Greg Richter

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Health/Medicine; Politics; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: communism; forkedtongue; gopestablishment; ira; irasupporter; islamofascism; newyork; onestruggle; peterking; rino; rinos; rop; traitor
Global GOPer tip. From a man who understands fighting lonely battles, I say, "Go Cruz!!!"
1 posted on 09/19/2013 9:11:29 PM PDT by TexGrill
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To: TexGrill

peter king from ny is a traitor


2 posted on 09/19/2013 9:14:01 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty media out in full force)
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To: TexGrill

This King clown is extreme RINO. Good chance he might try to run for president next time.


3 posted on 09/19/2013 9:14:22 PM PDT by boycott
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To: TexGrill

Peter King is just another coward. Yikes, he is sickening.


4 posted on 09/19/2013 9:16:33 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: TexGrill

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.


5 posted on 09/19/2013 9:19:17 PM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: TexGrill

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.


6 posted on 09/19/2013 9:19:36 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: TexGrill

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.


7 posted on 09/19/2013 9:19:53 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: TexGrill
Why Newsmax grants IRA-loving Peter King a platform is still beyond explanation. Or excuse.
8 posted on 09/19/2013 9:20:16 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: TexGrill

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.


9 posted on 09/19/2013 9:21:03 PM PDT by SteelTrap
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To: Jeff Head

In my best lawn guylant voice. yo King fugggedabout.


10 posted on 09/19/2013 9:21:47 PM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: TexGrill

“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.

FUPK!!!!!!


11 posted on 09/19/2013 9:23:59 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: TexGrill

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.


12 posted on 09/19/2013 9:24:40 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: TexGrill

Cruz hovers over the target.


13 posted on 09/19/2013 9:25:37 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: ncalburt
The Republicans want to keep the government open and shut down Obamacare.

Obama wants to shut down the government to keep Obamacare open.

Representative King, which side are you on?


14 posted on 09/19/2013 9:26:02 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: TexGrill

What happened to this moron? He used to be pretty solid.


15 posted on 09/19/2013 9:26:07 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Note to the NSA: I approved this dissention. What are you going to do about it Punks?)
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To: TexGrill

“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!


16 posted on 09/19/2013 9:28:24 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: TexGrill

Hey, Petey: At least Cruz has a strategy. Your only strategy seems to be to implement it.


17 posted on 09/19/2013 9:30:23 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Fledermaus
"What happened to this moron? He used to be pretty solid."

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.

18 posted on 09/19/2013 9:33:17 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nathanbedford

A clear, succinct rebuttal, sir.


19 posted on 09/19/2013 9:35:35 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: TBP

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.


20 posted on 09/19/2013 9:38:21 PM PDT by Eva
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To: TexGrill

The congress can fund if not fund. It’s their job to do. But king seems so wed to Obamacare that he has blinded himself to this most basic of congressional duties. Maybe he can be voted out next time.


21 posted on 09/19/2013 9:44:45 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Er)
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To: Paladin2

haha yes - waiting patiently as the targets mass


22 posted on 09/19/2013 9:48:33 PM PDT by SteelTrap
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To: TexGrill

So, tell me: What do we say to those conservatives who are not RINOs, people who truly believe Obamacare is a disaster that will create enormous damage, but who agree with King that this is a poor strategy that will not do anything to stop Obamacare, and who say that when one cannot win in the short term it’s better to keep ones powder dry and live to fight another day?

Are those (Cruz et al) taking the position that it’s better to go down swinging even when there is no visible means of winning?

Or, how do they think they can win, given Democrat control of the Senate?


23 posted on 09/19/2013 9:48:58 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: SteelTrap

Cruz has an amazing loiter time.


24 posted on 09/19/2013 9:50:37 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: TexGrill

From the WSJ:
Government officials and insurers were scrambling to iron out the pricing quirks quickly, according to the people, to avoid alienating the initial wave of consumers.

A failure by consumers to sign up online in the hotly anticipated early days of the “exchanges” is worrisome to insurers, which are counting on enrollees for growth, and to the Obama administration, which made the exchanges a centerpiece of its sweeping health-care legislation.

If not resolved by the Oct. 1 launch date, the problems could affect consumers in 36 states where the federal government is running all or part of the exchanges. About 32 million uninsured people live in those states, but only a fraction of them are expected to sign up in the next year.

The remaining 14 states are running separate marketplaces with their own software. One of those states, Oregon, has already announced that it would delay some features to fix software bugs, though consumers will be able to enroll offline.


25 posted on 09/19/2013 10:01:23 PM PDT by Eva
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To: TexGrill
Hmm..seems fmr. Gov. Geo. Wallace; was very wise in his description of Repubs and 'Rats
in late 60s saying:"there ain't any difference between the Republicans or the Democ'Rats".
only the Establishment Party exists in the District of Criminals.

26 posted on 09/19/2013 10:04:40 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: boycott
"This King clown is extreme RINO."

LOL so true.

27 posted on 09/19/2013 11:06:49 PM PDT by exist
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To: TexGrill

Thank you representative Cruz for driving so many RINOs out into the open. Now we know who not to trust.


28 posted on 09/20/2013 12:01:12 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: TexGrill

The American People do not want ‘Obamacare’ and these votes will put those who voted for it in the spotlight again.


29 posted on 09/20/2013 12:28:11 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: TexGrill

I AGREE GO CRUZ!
A- Holes like Boner and King your time is up


30 posted on 09/20/2013 4:04:43 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: TexGrill; All

NY King is a fraud....he pushes this National Security thing...all the while supporting the Hispanic KKK and Mexican Drug Cartels in keeping our southern border unsecured

What Cruz has done is exposing a lot of GOP as Liberal Bed-wetter PhonyCons. Liberal Bed-Wetter PhonyCons whine about ObamaCare...but when push comes to shove...they really support it


31 posted on 09/20/2013 4:12:44 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (I still remember when anyone considered trading with Communist enemy...they were executed)
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To: TexGrill

Incumbency is the single most corrupting influence in the American political system. Career politicians are not interested in principle—only survival. We need Mark Levin’s LIBERT AMENDMENTS. Only the state legislatures can clean up Washington now.


32 posted on 09/20/2013 4:19:01 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: SC_Pete

It’s time to really think about term-limits.


33 posted on 09/20/2013 6:09:20 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: ncalburt
peter king from ny is a traitor

King's another RINO who conveniently forgets that the Tea Party put him in the majority in 2010.

34 posted on 09/20/2013 6:48:46 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: TexGrill

Term limits are at the top of my list. Repeal of the 17th Amendment, balanced budget amendment, and cleaning up the “commerce clause” would all help too. But nothing is as important as cleaning the stench of corruption inhabiting Washington DC through term limits.

We need citizen patriots who will serve honorably, then go the back home.


35 posted on 09/20/2013 10:10:06 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: TexGrill
After an expected Senate vote next week, it will be time for Cruz, Paul, and Lee to "put up or shut up," King said.

They'll put up, King. So you can shut up.

36 posted on 09/20/2013 10:11:08 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (My PV2 is my hero.)
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To: TexGrill

Another Rep-Elite who is worried that because this was not their plan they might look bad. Of course they can’t look any worse,


37 posted on 09/20/2013 10:14:44 AM PDT by JayAr36 (When an American dies Obama lies. And lies, and lies and lies forever.)
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To: TexGrill

What happened to King? I thought he was one of the non-RINO congressmen. Saying that someone’s opinion on an issue is incorrect is one thing; calling it a fraud is something else.


38 posted on 09/20/2013 12:01:42 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed
I thought he was one of the non-RINO congressmen.

Mark Levin has been calling him out for awhile.

39 posted on 09/20/2013 4:16:46 PM PDT by conservative98
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40 posted on 09/21/2013 10:47:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: TexGrill

I had to check to see if this was satire. The gopE isn’t even pretending to like the Tea Partiers anymore. Either they think they’ll get their votes because there’s no place else to go, or they think they don’t need them.


41 posted on 09/22/2013 12:14:36 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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