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Jennifer Rubin: Don’t be a jerk, Sen. Cruz
WaPo ^ | 4-29-2013 | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 04/30/2013 1:59:59 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot

Edited on 04/30/2013 2:15:53 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

It is a shopworn technique of hard-line conservatives to declare themselves men and women of principle in contrast to those other Republicans — the ones, you know, who pass legislation and try to represent their constituents. It is both self-serving (presuming principles are of no matter to opponents) and lazy in that it is always easy to say no, ridicule compromise and remain pristine rather than trying to improve legislation or introduce an alternative.


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TOPICS: Parties
KEYWORDS: cruz; marginalized; smearcampaign; tedcruz
Rubin's closing remark:

"Cruz’s actions suggest an immaturity and lack of sophistication about conservative governance. He might want to apologize to his colleagues for betraying their confidence and sit down and think what it is he wants to do in the Senate. Obstruction is easy; governance is hard. And if the answer is that only hackneyed gestures (e.g. push for repealing Obamacare with a Dem Senate majority, but offer no alternative) that interest him, then the people of Texas are being shortchanged. Worse, he’s doing nothing to suggest he’s a man of stature and future leader in the party."

Rumney-butt-licking Rubin's hurting because a few tea party senators won't toe the GOP line. We will see if Texas citizens agree with Rubin or Sen Cruz.

1 posted on 04/30/2013 1:59:59 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot
This Texas voter wants Cruz to keep on being Cruz. If I knew his boot size, I'd get him hobnail boots to trod upon the squishes toes.

/johnny

2 posted on 04/30/2013 2:03:27 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sir Napsalot

A Squish defending the Squishes. Nothing to see here, business as usual.


3 posted on 04/30/2013 2:04:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Sir Napsalot
"Cruz’s actions suggest an immaturity and lack of sophistication ....

Compared to the maturity and sophistication of the chief 'wacko bird' of the Senate eh, Jen?


4 posted on 04/30/2013 2:07:26 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Oh Jennifer, you don’t want to see my alternative legislation.


5 posted on 04/30/2013 2:08:01 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Being nice to RINOs and Democrats is a waste of time. They’ll knife you in back when it time to return the favor.

FAR better to do the right thing and mock the RINOs in front of their constituents. You won’t get good behavior from RINOs without coercion, but an angry constituency hammering them might be just the trick.


6 posted on 04/30/2013 2:08:35 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I didn’t vote for him to go along to get along.

Shove it Jenny.


7 posted on 04/30/2013 2:08:50 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

Dittos.


8 posted on 04/30/2013 2:09:51 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

If we’d wanted a Dewhurst, we woulda sent ‘im.


9 posted on 04/30/2013 2:10:08 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: Sir Napsalot
I think Cruz went easy on them:

"We’ve had probably five or six lunches with a bunch of Republican senators standing up and looking at Rand and Mike and me and yelling at the top of their lungs — I mean really . . . And they said: ‘Why did you do this? As a result of what you did, when I go home, my constituents are yelling at me that I’ve got to stand on principle.’ I’m not making that up. I don’t even bother to argue with them. I just sort of let them yell. . . . They said: ‘Listen, before you did this, the politics of it were great. The Democrats were the bad guys. The Republicans were the good guys. Now we all look like a bunch of squishes.’ Well there is an alternative. You could just not be a bunch of squishes."

10 posted on 04/30/2013 2:11:43 PM PDT by Jötunn
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To: txrangerette
I want Dewhurst. I just want him back on his ranch, and out of politics.

He still needs to be unseated in 2014.

/johnny

11 posted on 04/30/2013 2:12:07 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Senator Cruz is doing what the voters elected him to do. I realize that is novel in todays America but it is refreshing!


12 posted on 04/30/2013 2:13:29 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Sir Napsalot
It is a shopworn technique of hard-line conservatives to declare themselves men and women of principle in contrast to those other Republicans — the ones, you know, who pass legislation and try to represent their constituents.

FUJR

If Congress would never pass another piece of legislation we'd all be better off.

13 posted on 04/30/2013 2:14:36 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Little Ray
Rome didn't build an empire by being nuanced. They pretty much killed anyone that got in the way.

/johnny

14 posted on 04/30/2013 2:14:41 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Lakeshark

Ping for interest


15 posted on 04/30/2013 2:14:47 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sir Napsalot
‘Why did you do this? As a result of what you did, when I go home, my constituents are yelling at me that I’ve got to stand on principle.’

************

Damn shouldn't that be the ideal all who are up there spending other people's money?

16 posted on 04/30/2013 2:16:17 PM PDT by deport
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To: JRandomFreeper

You purists are just killing the GOP Johnny... ;)


17 posted on 04/30/2013 2:16:19 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sir Napsalot
I didn't vote for Cruz to represent or please his colleagues.

I voted for him to represent me and I love Cruz.

John McCain can "kiss my grits!" That's what's wrong with D.C.--too much senority.

18 posted on 04/30/2013 2:17:33 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
One can only hope, Norm.

/johnny

19 posted on 04/30/2013 2:17:41 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sir Napsalot
There is being principled, and then there is being a jerk. Putting down your colleagues to boost your own street cred with the base falls into the latter category.

Oh, I see, so it's ok for an asshole like Jennifer Rubin to indulge in name-calling & sarcasm, but for Senator Cruz to call out the stupidity (ie Dianne Feinstein) or hypocrisy (Toomey, McQueeg, Rubio, Graham, etc) is somehow being unprincipled or a jerk?

You know Senator Cruz is doing something right when the partisan hack media goons need to try & defend the liberals & RINO pansies in the Senate!!!

So Jennifer Rubin, boo-hoo yourself, and how is this for being too blunt.... STFU!!!

20 posted on 04/30/2013 2:18:44 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Servant of the Cross
When John McCain screechs at you, you are supposed to sit there and take it.
21 posted on 04/30/2013 2:19:07 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Indeed. If only all would see that.


22 posted on 04/30/2013 2:19:19 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart
You and I managed to clear out a few of the plants here on FR pre and post election. Have a beer. We did good

/johnny.

23 posted on 04/30/2013 2:20:44 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper; txrangerette
Dirty Dewhurst must go !!

The Texas T.E.A. Party will not forget the lies and mudslinging!

24 posted on 04/30/2013 2:21:37 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Sir Napsalot

Ms Rubin can you be that stupid?
“he comes across as whiny. They yelled at me! Boo hoo, senator.”
He was not being whiney like most democrat politicians and many rino’s he was wearing that as a badge of honor!


25 posted on 04/30/2013 2:22:31 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Spent a while with one we missed today. He was pinged above after more ducking, namecalling and squealing.


26 posted on 04/30/2013 2:22:43 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sir Napsalot

Sen. Cruz must be over the target....

27 posted on 04/30/2013 2:22:50 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

(You know I meant in the Senate in D.C.)

You got nuttin else ta do than play on my words??

Yessirreee I cudnt be more glad Ted’s up ere makin poor lil Jenny and them squishes MAD!


28 posted on 04/30/2013 2:23:18 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: Sir Napsalot

Obstruction is easy; governance is hard.
Obstruction i necessary with a President Obama


29 posted on 04/30/2013 2:24:16 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: TexasCajun; Reddon; Ditter; Jane Long; DirtyHarryY2K; Clay Moore; Bigun; hadaclueonce; Brandybux; ..
This is as good a place as any for it...

Give Dewhurst the Boot in 2014 (((Ping List)))

To be added or removed from this list, freepmail me.
This is a low volume ping list at this time.

/johnny

30 posted on 04/30/2013 2:25:23 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sir Napsalot

This woman is dumber than a box of rocks. Taking away our God given rights guaranteed by the Constitution isn’t governanace you stupid witch.


31 posted on 04/30/2013 2:25:41 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. We need to start over.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Democrats are lashing out after feeling the sting of losing a gun control vote in a Democrat controlled Senate.

Ask Jennifer if she’d say the same thing if a Democrat had stalled anti-abortion legislation and her ilk would instead pen pages of praise for such obstructionism.

The people who change their words based on the issue are the ones without principles...the reporters.

Stall gun control legislation and they call you obstructionist. Stall anti-abortion legislation and they call you a hero.

They dont care about governance and compromise or even leadership...just their agenda.

Jennifer is disgusting.


32 posted on 04/30/2013 2:26:51 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Good man!

/johnny

33 posted on 04/30/2013 2:27:20 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

He/she/whatever doesn’t think so ;)


34 posted on 04/30/2013 2:28:24 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sir Napsalot

Rubin: Cruz is “doing nothing to suggest he’s a man of stature and future leader in the party.”

High praise coming from this hack.

If Rubin doesn’t like him, you know he’s hitting the target. Well done, Sen. Cruz.


35 posted on 04/30/2013 2:32:06 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Mark Levin ripped this B@#ch’s @ss the other night for her RINOness. Of course, why am I not surprised that the Radio Rino, Medved, was so cordial with her the other day on his show? RINOs = cloak holders for traitors.


36 posted on 04/30/2013 2:32:14 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: Sir Napsalot

Deadly Tedly was the one person I was happy to vote for and he’s representing me just fine.


37 posted on 04/30/2013 2:38:21 PM PDT by tje
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To: Sir Napsalot

The Cruz Missile fired and this squawking squishy shill for the establishment spineless set got hit with full force. Eat it Rubin, you pitiful, clueless hack.

Good on ya Senator Cruz. You got them running scared.


38 posted on 04/30/2013 2:49:39 PM PDT by Vindication
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To: Sir Napsalot

Cruz is representing this constituent just fine!!

In fact......

Ted Cruz/2016


39 posted on 04/30/2013 3:44:04 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Who is Jennifer Rubin? Does anyone care? I don’t.


40 posted on 04/30/2013 5:25:53 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: Sir Napsalot; All

Looks like the campaign to ‘marginalize’ Ted Cruz has begun, just like clockwork. Just like Grover Norquist promised. Must be nice to have the left to do your bidding.

April 10th.

[snip]After the conference ended, Norquist predicted the Gang of Eight would succeed, arguing that opponents like Sessions and Vitter, who sunk the last immigration bill in 2007, have been marginalized.

Restrictionists, Norquist said, are people who merely “think of themselves as conservatives.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3009500/posts

Grover Norquist: A Republican who acts like a Democrat?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3013887/posts


41 posted on 04/30/2013 5:34:20 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Jenny, you ignorant slut.


42 posted on 04/30/2013 5:41:18 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Thanks and keep up the good work Ted Cruz!


43 posted on 04/30/2013 6:07:31 PM PDT by Reddon
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To: JRandomFreeper

Both externally and internally. Roman politics were pretty bloody... There are days, getting more frequent, I think we could use some of that.


44 posted on 04/30/2013 6:41:48 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Sir Napsalot

To get comments by the Post or the Times is a badge of Conservatism and welcome... Thanks for the news break Jennifer!


45 posted on 05/02/2013 8:20:29 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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