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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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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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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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“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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