Skip to comments.Republicans Seek Revenge Against Ted Cruz
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 thats the point. But even for a Senatoran elected office with the backing of an entire stateticking off powerful people can have consequences.
In his first two years in Washington, Cruz has managed to help force a government shutdown, undermine the GOPs 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 hasnt 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 hed 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 ...
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.
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!!
Go, Ted, GO!!
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.
Republican VOTERS are NOT against Cruz
Sorry “Time” magazine, whatever THAT is.......
let ‘em come
I will stand with Cruz and watch his back
yUp. These assclowns should just change their name to Repubicrats’ and get it over with.
Ted Cruz merely demonstrates that he understands how an”Omelette”is made!!!
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.
“In his first two years in Washington, Cruz has managed to help force a government shutdown, undermine the GOPs 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?
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.
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 .
Yes, hit piece - AND designed to fuel discontent on the right ..look at the source.
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.
Just wait until Mitch is found in the proverbial Ditch in November.
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.
That would be Republican leadership that kicked 2 conservatives off that committee.
That’s all true, but Time - like all the Jurassic media outlets - want to stir it up as much as possible.
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.
I want to see liberal republicans politically destroyed.
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.
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.
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.
All I had to do was look at the source “Time” and I could predict more than 90% of what would be said.
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.
Also found this article, which I believe is by the same author:
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.
That's her on the right. The red head is Dennis Kucinich's daughter. The man is... Pajama Boy?
I don’t know, I’ve no previous experience with this reporter and I could be all wrong.
But here’s another Palin link:
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.
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!
They keep saying we should all get along, but the RINO’s have no intention of getting along with conservatives
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.
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.
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.
And they are arrogant enough to think that their shrewd strategy of offering a pale shade of liberalism is what won in 2010.
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.
Don't put it past that liberal bastard. He's not getting my vote in November.
“Thats 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.
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.
“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.
I'm not seeing that dem yes-man running scared.
“Just saying. I think shes on our side, to the extent someone from Time can be.”
This hit piece vilifying a real conservative proves otherwise.
Bear in mind that this was published in TIME by something with a hyphenated last name.
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.
“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?
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