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The Ted Cruz effect: How one man destabilized the government (Beutler, again)
Salon ^ | September 2, 2013 | Brian Beutler

Posted on 09/02/2013 3:49:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Certain norms have held together America's legislative governance for nearly a century. They're now being destroyed.

Late in August, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, traveled to a private residence in Dublin, N.H., to headline a fundraiser for the state Republican Party. Cruz’s spiel lasted about an hour, and was packed with the mix of straw men and inflammatory nonsense we’ve come to expect out of the junior senator from Texas.

But before he really got into it, he took a moment to say a few nice words about his GOP colleague from the state, who was also in attendance.

“Kelly Ayotte is a rock star,” Cruz said. “Let me tell you, your senator is as tough as granite. There is no stronger advocate of the men and women in our military in the U.S. Senate than is Kelly Ayotte, and there is no one tougher going to get the truth about what happened in Benghazi than Kelly Ayotte.”

Insincere camaraderie is a fact of life that’s been with us since the Senate invented it in 1804, so in most senses Cruz’ remarks aren’t a big surprise. But they belie an invisible, and real, division between Cruz’s wing of the party and the core of the Senate GOP that Ayotte (who’s no objective person’s example of a RINO) represented that night.

Cruz is a Republican, and in that capacity, serves as a vice chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, whose job it is to maximize GOP representation in the Senate. But he’s also closely aligned with outside organizations like Heritage Action, and the Senate Conservatives Fund — groups that support and fund primary challenges against Republicans in good standing and otherwise work against official party goals....

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TOPICS: New Hampshire; Texas; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: ayotte; cruz; gop; republicans; senate; teaparty; tedcruz; texas
The flak is heaviest over the target area.
1 posted on 09/02/2013 3:49:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Salon attempts to make Cruz’s conservative position
an alleged ‘problem’.

But it is not.
It is a refreshing change that may save the USA.


2 posted on 09/02/2013 3:52:26 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When libtards are screeching, you know you are getting through.


3 posted on 09/02/2013 3:54:27 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would argue that Obama is the one who is destabilizing the government.


4 posted on 09/02/2013 4:04:16 PM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And as rush always says,the left will always tell you who they fear the most. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK CRUZ!


5 posted on 09/02/2013 4:08:49 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And as rush always says,the left will always tell you who they fear the most. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK CRUZ!


6 posted on 09/02/2013 4:08:53 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: ballplayer

Am I allowed to say this ...?
Ted President !


7 posted on 09/02/2013 4:12:21 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The norm whose passing they mourn is a standing democrat majority.


8 posted on 09/02/2013 4:38:03 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good, the gov’t needs to be destabilized.


9 posted on 09/02/2013 4:44:52 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dissent is racist, sexist, and homophobic.


10 posted on 09/02/2013 5:18:12 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Jim Robinson

This writer did one good thing, gave us the term, “CRUZ EFFECT”. We already had, “CRUZ CONTROL”.

He thinks Cruz has destroyed the congress as it has been for many years, a give and take cooperation and now Cruz won’t fit the old mold and he’s screwing up the long precedent of “liberal legislation” (that’s my professional term) that has happened for years due to the two parties cooperating. Cooperation has always meant do it the Democrat way.

I have seen pictures and drawings of old when our first congresses had men who roared and shouted and stomped up and down AND CARED.

What we have now is tea and crumpets and well manicured men (always perfect hair) who guard every word so they are total vanilla in their speeches and don’t upset anyone.

Enter Ted Cruz WHO CARES what happens to this country and a few other men who have supported him. He gave them the guts to finally speak out.

If I were a senator, I would be as “bad” or worse than Cruz and the Democrats would hate me but they always have when I’ve worked in politics. How many of you were threatened with jail and charges filed against you with the Texas State Attorney General to remove you as Judge of The Early Voting Ballot Board? Why did Democrats want me removed so badly the DA filed those charges? Because I knew the Texas Election Code forwards and backwards and shut down/threw out all their illegal mail ballots.

I wouldn’t be able to help it as a senator - I’d probably need a body guard but by God, I’d find a way through law to get around Reid and his boss, Hussein. I think Cruz must be related to me some way.


11 posted on 09/02/2013 5:19:04 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: Marcella

It would be very difficult not to slap Graham and McCain every time I crossed paths with them. And I don’t care how crippled McCain is.


12 posted on 09/02/2013 5:43:50 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Travis McGee

The LEFT’s fear of Cruz is palpable. Once again the LEFT will pick our candidate—but not the way they did in the last 3 elections.


13 posted on 09/02/2013 6:03:09 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If one man can destabilize the government, it must not be very stable.
14 posted on 09/02/2013 6:22:00 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

what is it with the sudden use of the word “norms”? obama said the gassing of Syrians violated “norms” that is folking bullsheet. ‘Norms” is a very dangerous slippery slope. Either it violates the law or it doesn’t.

Now this dude is talking “norms” this is bullsheet


15 posted on 09/07/2013 8:05:59 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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