Skip to comments.Ted Cruz against the world: Senatorís feud w/McCain reveals arrogance-and continuing crackup of GOP
Posted on 05/24/2013 12:13:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
One bonus for Republicans in the trifecta of pseudo-scandals ensnaring the Obama White House this month is that it distracted the party from its looming civil war. Its even possible that the Senate immigration reform got as far as it did partly because wingnut radio talkers and Tea Party xenophobes were consumed by their hatred of Obama, and paying less attention to GOP immigration sellouts.
But with the easing of scandal fever on the Potomac, Republicans are back to fighting one another, and the week-long Senate clash between freshman Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. John McCain over the budget is exposing the yawning gulf within the party once again.
Now that the GOP-dominated House and Democratic-led Senate have passed very different budgets, McCain has tried to argue for the formation of a conference committee that would try to reconcile the two. That might be a thankless, impossible task nowadays, but its nonetheless the way Congress has always worked. Democrats agree with McCain, and so do most Republicans.
But Cruz was having none of it, because he insisted sneaky Democrats might use the committee to raise the debt ceiling. He got support from Tea Party allies Mike Lee and Rand Paul, as well as Marco Rubio (trying to claw back the Tea Party credibility he lost by working on immigration reform). McCain reminded Cruz and his friends that their party controls the House.....
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Hey Marshall McVain! We’ve had it with Vichy Republicans. Real Senators like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are here to lead now.
McCain continues to show his true colors. Why do people in Arizona continue to vote for this guy?
It’s not Cruz against the world. However, it might be Cruz and the majority of we Texans against the world. But, that’s ok :)
Many lefty concern trolls lately....all wanting to give th Repubs advise.
Mclame has NEVER had another senator stand up to him, like Cruz
Stopped reading midway through the first sentence. Leftists are truly dishonest.
to the core they are dishonest
they even lie to themselves
I don't think anyone of us realized how much an upgrade this was versus KBH. I hope Ted keeps sticking in McCain's eye.
Those who, like John McCain, have held "office" in government for extended periods become too occupied with the trappings and habits of office than with the great principles of freedom their "office" was designed to protect and defend.
Note, please, Edmund Burke on the effect of "office" on a government official:
". . . it may be truly said, that men too much conversant with office are rarely minds of remarkable enlargement. Their habits of office are apt to give them a turn to think the substance of business not to be much more important than the forms in which it is conducted. These forms are adapted to ordinary occasions; and therefore persons who are nurtured in office do admirably well as long as things go on in their common order; but when the high roads are broken up, and the waters out, when a new and troubled scene is opened, and the file affords no precedent, then it is that a greater knowledge of mankind, and a far more extensive comprehension of things, is requisite, than ever office gave, or than office can ever give." - Speech of Edmund Burke, Esq., on American Taxation April 19, 1774 [Second Edition. Dodsley, 1775.] here.
Now that a new generation of thinkers, men and women who have utilized new technologies to read the great literature of liberty surrounding the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution, and the framing of "the People's" Constitution for limiting their government, the old guard, like McCain, who merely sought "office" and perpetuated themselves in that office are understandably without a clue as to how to respond to discussions of principles and ideas.
It is up to us, the citizens of America, to join the new guard who understand that there are ideas too essential to liberty to be traded away in the kind of "habits of office" (Burke) McCain refers to in his sniping, ". . . maybe the senator from Utah ought to learn a little bit more about how business has been done in the Congress of the United States.
Now, "when the high roads are broken up, and the waters out, when a new and troubled scene is opened, and the file affords no precedent," is the time for statesmen whose minds are focused on first principles and how to preserve liberty for future generations.
Senators Lee and Cruz, please attend to Burke's wisdom, for it is high time for "a greater knowledge of mankind, and a far more extensive comprehension of things. . . than ever office gave, or than office can ever give." McCain's focus on a "legacy" for this Congress and for President Obama reflects a small mind focused on "office"--not a "greater knowledge" of the sad history of civilization's struggle for liberty.
The so-called civil war in the Republican Party is the most significant political fracas in Washington. That is the only constest that has a chance of pulling the USA back from immediate cultural and political collapse into the communist abyss. If conservatives ultimately win that one and the Republicanb Parth becomes the Conservative Party in substance if not in name then we can get a handle on it. If conservatives cannot win that one then the rest of the fights now going on don’t much matter to the direction of the country.
I don’t know if he speaks or not but Ted Cruz just posted to twitter.
Senator Ted Cruz @SenTedCruz 18m
Was privileged to join Hillsdale College for their commencement. Watch the address tonight on CSPAN around 7:25 CT. http://www.c-span.org
If Ted keeps sticking it in Mclame’s eye, Mclame will be pissing in his
Depends diaper everyday.
This is how the libtards give off the scent of fear.
What I understand is Cruz is incredibly bright and quick witted. McQueeg will be outmatched, and will go even more ballistic after being embarrassed.
How about the arrogance on display from the parade of IRS people in front of a Congressional committee?
How about the arrogance of Zero when he says things like, "Let me be perfectly clear...", meaning, "Listen here, dude, I'm about to lie through my teeth and everyone here is gonna' pretend like it's the gospel truth."?
How about the arrogance of AG Holder when he whines and cries in front of Issa when Issa calls him on something?
Libs know they can get away with their arrogance because the "news" media cover for them, making them act even bolder in their high-mindedness.
I think Cruz feuding with McCain is a good thing. The "old guys" in the GOP need to know we are through acting like a minority party and it's time to stop kissing the Dem's and the media's a$$es trying to make nice with them. I say we take Zero's advice and get in their faces, say what we want to say on TV no matter what the stupid question was from the stupid liberal reporter. Take the fight to them. Now.
Don’t forget the Albertans who would hop in on that heh.
God bless Ted Cruz and watch over and guide him.
This type of commentary will be churned out by the news media as the flames beginning to consume the Obama White House burn brighter. Joan Walsh and the Left are in a panic.
Ted Cruz is a conservative icon who has risen to power quickly despite the slings and arrows of a corrupt news media and establishment Republicans. McCain’s dwindling power has always come from people like Walsh who say if all the GOP could be like McCain we could form one harmonious national party.