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Republicans Seek Revenge Against Ted Cruz
Time ^ | June 8, 2014 | Jay Newton-Small

Posted on 06/08/2014 6:22:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Now that primary season is almost over, some establishment Republicans are looking for retribution

Ted Cruz has not made himself a popular man in Washington, D.C. The Texas Republican would argue that’s the point. But even for a Senator—an elected office with the backing of an entire state—ticking off powerful people can have consequences.

In his first two years in Washington, Cruz has managed to help force a government shutdown, undermine the GOP’s chances of taking over the Senate and force uncomfortable votes for his fellow Republicans. Not to mention the verbal bombs he lobs on a regular basis, many aimed at his own party. His colleagues, aware of the threats they face from primary challengers, have mostly held their tongues and their fire so far. But Cruz has already done some damage without much trying. A week after his election to the Senate in 2012, Cruz was named vice chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which works to elect Republicans to the Senate. But he subsequently refused to endorse incumbent senators, or help them in their races, a fact that many Tea Party insurgents have seized upon. He hasn’t set foot in the NRSC in more than a year, sources say.

“They tried to channel him to be somewhat productive. They tried that with NRSC,” says John Feehery, a former longtime GOP Hill aide. “Lyndon Johnson once said he’d rather have people inside the tent pissing out. But [Cruz] seems to be inside the tent pissing in.”(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Texas; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2014; 2016; cruz; gop; randpaul; republicans; rinos; tedcruz
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I'll show you how, Mr. Fat Cat Donor, if it ever comes to that.
1 posted on 06/08/2014 6:22:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the GOP is stupid enough to go after Ted Cruz, it will be a HUGE motivator toward forming a true competitor in the Tea Party.

I’m 100% ready. Right now.

Sarah Palin, just saying. Pay attention everyone.


2 posted on 06/08/2014 6:26:36 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Any enemy of the GOP establishment is a friend of mine.
3 posted on 06/08/2014 6:27:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why don’t these “Republicans” just change their name and become Rats? The only hope for this country is people like Ted Cruz. GO TED!!


4 posted on 06/08/2014 6:27:47 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go, Ted, GO!!


5 posted on 06/08/2014 6:27:54 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
undermine the GOP’s chances of taking over the Senate

Yea, the GOPe's plan to take over the Senate was to promise amnesty to millions of illegals and to provide a slower path to socialism than the Rats.

6 posted on 06/08/2014 6:29:13 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Republican VOTERS are NOT against Cruz
Sorry “Time” magazine, whatever THAT is.......


7 posted on 06/08/2014 6:30:29 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

let ‘em come

I will stand with Cruz and watch his back


8 posted on 06/08/2014 6:30:58 PM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: beethovenfan

yUp. These assclowns should just change their name to Repubicrats’ and get it over with.


9 posted on 06/08/2014 6:31:09 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ted Cruz merely demonstrates that he understands how an”Omelette”is made!!!


10 posted on 06/08/2014 6:31:16 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is as intense a hit piece as I have seen against Cruz, they compared him to Jesse Helms who Romney detested and conservatives loved, and they listed Christie, Bush, and Rand Paul as acceptable to the GOPe.


11 posted on 06/08/2014 6:32:39 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“In his first two years in Washington, Cruz has managed to help force a government shutdown, undermine the GOP’s chances of taking over the Senate and force uncomfortable votes for his fellow Republicans. Not to mention the verbal bombs he lobs on a regular basis, “\\

this is a problem why?


12 posted on 06/08/2014 6:32:53 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh noes! Cruz isn’t going to get money from RINO banking and corporate welfare interests. As a Republican, I ask myself? Why exactly is that a bad thing?

It’s time for another Reagan revolution. But, of course, leftist Time Magazine will never get that.


13 posted on 06/08/2014 6:32:59 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: beethovenfan

Don’t let Time Mag fire you up too much - I’m sure there is some truth to this, which we already knew, but Time is trying to feed the R V R war.

Don’t be fooled….


14 posted on 06/08/2014 6:33:39 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Do NOT suffer fools gladly…and message boards are full contact arenas)
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To: ansel12

Yes, hit piece - AND designed to fuel discontent on the right…..look at the source.


15 posted on 06/08/2014 6:34:23 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Do NOT suffer fools gladly…and message boards are full contact arenas)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I don't see an R V R war. I see a conservatives against liberal republicans war, though.

/johnny

16 posted on 06/08/2014 6:41:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Time Magazine? Really? Other than dentist offices buried under worn copies of People Magazine, where besides the homes of geriatric liberals would this magazine be found?

Nobody any longer cares what Time does, says, or puts on their cover.

Oldplayer


17 posted on 06/08/2014 6:42:43 PM PDT by oldplayer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just wait until Mitch is found in the proverbial Ditch in November.


18 posted on 06/08/2014 6:43:54 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: JRandomFreeper

I agree.

Sure it’s Time, and sure they’re trying to stir things up a bit, but I’m all for this.

Things need to be stirred up a bit.


19 posted on 06/08/2014 6:44:17 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Discontent and the war between conservatives and liberal republicans was obvious when Huelskamp and Amash were kicked off the House Budget Committee.

That would be Republican leadership that kicked 2 conservatives off that committee.

/johnny

20 posted on 06/08/2014 6:44:47 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

That’s all true, but Time - like all the Jurassic media outlets - want to stir it up as much as possible.


21 posted on 06/08/2014 6:45:34 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
You forgot to say "Buy American". ;)

/johnny

22 posted on 06/08/2014 6:45:46 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

What bothers me is how authentic and insider this article is, it is describing an authentic and advanced party goal to kill off Senator Cruz, no matter what the cost is, they see the risk of him and his conservatism as fatal to their interests.


23 posted on 06/08/2014 6:46:57 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I haven't been too shy myself about highlighting the difference between conservatives and liberal republicans.

I want to see liberal republicans politically destroyed.

/johnny

24 posted on 06/08/2014 6:47:07 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 4Liberty

Time is that skinny little pamphlet that old people still read and libraries waste their money on. They are a relic of the days when people believed the garbage cranked out by the Leftist media.


25 posted on 06/08/2014 6:50:29 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: JRandomFreeper

I agree with all of that - but these articles that quote these little consultant lobbying vermin and make them out to be real power brokers….these are all bs articles.


26 posted on 06/08/2014 6:51:07 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Yea, the GOPe's plan to take over the Senate was to promise amnesty to millions of illegals and to provide a slower path to socialism than the Rats.

Before the Tea Party formed, the Senate was 60-40 Democrats and Pelosi had a large majority. Yep, those DC douchebags in the GOP sure know how to win.

27 posted on 06/08/2014 6:55:57 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All I had to do was look at the source “Time” and I could predict more than 90% of what would be said.


28 posted on 06/08/2014 6:57:30 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

First of all, the author of this piece of crap article....I’m leery of any author for a liberal publication, but even more so when a male has a hyphenated last name.

Second, Ted Cruz did not “force” the government shutdown. The GOP senators were burning the midnight oil trying to arrange a deal, but Obama, Harry Reid and the rest of the dems were nowhere to be found.

Also, 83% of the government was still open during the so-called shutdown.

Another thing, it wasn’t Ted Cruz who was blocking the World War II vets from entering their open-air memorial in Washington...it was Obama and his barry-cades.

If the GOPe is stupid enough to dismiss Ted Cruz, they will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory this November.


29 posted on 06/08/2014 7:00:47 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

https://www.google.com/search?q=Jay+Newton-Small&client=ubuntu&hs=nKB&channel=fs&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=1hWVU5PuIMaHogTk2ILgAQ&ved=0CDwQsAQ&biw=1306&bih=678&dpr=1


30 posted on 06/08/2014 7:02:59 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Also found this article, which I believe is by the same author:

http://swampland.time.com/2011/05/26/sarah-palin-announces-a-revolutionary-road-trip/

The photo on that article, is pretty much a textbook photo for Sarah Palin. I do not believe the author is a flaming liberal crackpot.

Just saying.


31 posted on 06/08/2014 7:07:44 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

That's her on the right. The red head is Dennis Kucinich's daughter. The man is... Pajama Boy?

32 posted on 06/08/2014 7:17:07 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

I don’t know, I’ve no previous experience with this reporter and I could be all wrong.

But here’s another Palin link:

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/tag/time-magazine-congressional-correspondent-jay-newton-small/

I’m not willing to discount anything she writes.

She could have an agenda, but I don’t see it flaming off the pages anyway.


33 posted on 06/08/2014 7:19:32 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: 4Liberty
I thought Time got sold for a buck or two.That lying rag is good for nothing save propaganda.

vaudine

34 posted on 06/08/2014 7:20:32 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I very much doubt Cruz is scared. He’s about to be backed up by Chris McDaniel, Ben Sasse, and T.W. Shannon, plus possibly one of the SC candidates and Milton Wolf if its a good day. He also just got a MASSIVE blowout reception in Texas.

The man has now fear of the orcs from Mordor on the Potomac!

CRUZ CONTROL!


35 posted on 06/08/2014 7:23:21 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They keep saying we should all get along, but the RINO’s have no intention of getting along with conservatives


36 posted on 06/08/2014 7:23:54 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Alas Babylon!

http://www.businessinsider.com/sarah-palin-has-nothing-to-do-in-2011-and-is-probably-running-for-president-2010-12

Yup.

She appears to be a balanced source of news.

Sounds like she spend three months covering Palin in 2010 I believe it was.

She seems to have been involved in this Time Magazine cover of Palin, or at least the supporting story.

Just saying. I think she’s on our side, to the extent someone from Time can be.


37 posted on 06/08/2014 7:28:01 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jim DeMint calls it exactly how it is. Start going after out guy, Mitch, and we will DESTROY YOU, even if it means getting a Democrap elected in Kentucky.

By all means, be the Chamber of Commerce Party, but without we the voters, you’re just a party with lots of money and nowhere to go.


38 posted on 06/08/2014 7:28:02 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As someone who understood what 0bama was and pushed people to stop him even at the cost of voting for a RINO, I’m coming to see the next election as largely irrelevant. 0bama was a deathblow to America, so we’re really just fighting over who presides at the funeral. Doesn’t much matter anymore, IMO. There’s the Supreme Court, but we’re sliding into a post-Constitutional phase anyway. I suppose it could get interesting if the citizens join their “public servants” in casting the law aside.


39 posted on 06/08/2014 7:28:42 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: ilgipper

And they are arrogant enough to think that their shrewd strategy of offering a pale shade of liberalism is what won in 2010.


40 posted on 06/08/2014 7:32:31 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I’ve calculated and bet upon a net 7 seats for the GOP come November.

WV - Win
SD - Win
MT - Win
LA - Win
AR - Win
AK - Win
IA - Win
MI - Win
GA - Win
KY - Lose
NC - Lose
CO - Lose
OR - Lose
MN - Lose

I think for the good of the party, depending on what the polls look like a week out, and if this result is holding, that we should let Mitch go, just don’t turn out and let Grimes win it to depose Mitch. The net gain is 7 and we flip the chamber, but Cornyn becomes majority leader. I think its Barrasso or Thune who takes Whip position. Both RINOs, but they are much more liable to manipulation than Mitch. With enough guys, we can twist their arms. I have a feeling Mitch is in ‘destroy the Tea Party’ mode for life now. We cannot allow that. Cornyn, as a Republican from Texas wouldn’t dare try to castigate his much more popular colleague. Mitch has nothing to fear from Texas voters.


41 posted on 06/08/2014 7:44:39 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon
Cornyn, as a Republican from Texas wouldn’t dare try to castigate his much more popular colleague.

Don't put it past that liberal bastard. He's not getting my vote in November.

/johnny

42 posted on 06/08/2014 7:47:39 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“That’s all true, but Time - like all the Jurassic media outlets - want to stir it up as much as possible.”

They are pretending to be relevant.


43 posted on 06/08/2014 7:54:56 PM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: JRandomFreeper

Cornyn got less than 60% against opponents with no money whatsoever. As majority leader, his actions would be under more scrutiny, and from a state that just gave the shaft to a lot of its state RINOs as well as Ralph Hall, I can see Cornyn being forced to be more like Cruz than he’s attempting to be right now.


44 posted on 06/08/2014 7:55:27 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: JRandomFreeper

“You forgot to say “Buy American”. ;)”

It takes me hours longer and lots more gas to find stores that carry American products. And most of those are probably assembled here using Chinese parts or ingredients.


45 posted on 06/08/2014 7:56:58 PM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: Viennacon
He's made some pretty smart-assed anti-conservative tweets since the primary.

I'm not seeing that dem yes-man running scared.

/johnny

46 posted on 06/08/2014 7:57:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“Just saying. I think she’s on our side, to the extent someone from Time can be.”

This hit piece vilifying a real conservative proves otherwise.


47 posted on 06/08/2014 8:00:48 PM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bear in mind that this was published in TIME by something with a hyphenated last name.


48 posted on 06/08/2014 8:05:36 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: yorkiemom

I’m not sure.

She is slightly focused on Cruz as a troublemaking outsider, but in part that is what he is.

She seems on balance acceptable. I agree her article on Cruz is on balance negative, but I’m not ready to count her out. Reading more from this reporter.


49 posted on 06/08/2014 8:09:05 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“She is slightly focused on Cruz as a troublemaking outsider, but in part that is what he is.”

It could’ve been done with a positive light, which would’ve made it more popular to read by the masses. Rebels usually make for good stories if not treated with disdain.

Are you related to this reporter?


50 posted on 06/08/2014 8:14:19 PM PDT by yorkiemom
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