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Michael Steele: Beware pizza with Ted Cruz
The Politico ^ | August 4, 2014 | Jonathan Topaz

Posted on 08/04/2014 6:26:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Michael Steele thinks House Speaker John Boehner needs to keep closer tabs on Sen. Ted Cruz.

The former Republican National Committee chairman on Monday poked fun at reports that some House Republicans changed their minds on crucial border legislation last week after meeting with Cruz, the Texas Republican and tea party icon.

“For John Boehner, whenever any of his members says, ‘Hey, I’m about to have pizza and beer with Ted Cruz,’ he should be concerned,” Steele joked. “Really look at the calendar and see if there’s a vote coming up,” he said, adding that Cruz “undermined” GOP leaders.

Steele criticized congressional Republicans for their failure to pass the original House border bill last Thursday, calling it a “sad display” for the GOP.

“I think it was a very sad display for the party,” Steele said on MSNBC. “I think it showed not just inept but weak leadership.”

Steele said that the new Republican leadership team of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana “can’t count,” noting the House’s canceled vote on the border bill Thursday after realizing it didn’t have the requisite votes....

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


TOPICS: California; Louisiana; Ohio; Texas; Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: amnesty; boehner; congress; cruz; immigration; michaelsteele; republicans; tedcruz

1 posted on 08/04/2014 6:26:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope Senator Cruz continues to undermine our so-called “leaders”, Steele. They’re on the WRONG side.


2 posted on 08/04/2014 6:29:45 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Michael Steele actually meets the requirements for being an Uncle Tom. He is a complete sellout.


3 posted on 08/04/2014 6:31:41 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like Ted Cruz, but I am doubtful on his pizza judgment. I’ll be happy to have a steak or some Texas BBQ or even some Cuban cuisine with him, though.


4 posted on 08/04/2014 6:32:04 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...he said, adding that Cruz “undermined” GOP leaders."

Well Michael, if they were that easily, "undermined," then they weren't much in the way, "leaders," to begin with.

5 posted on 08/04/2014 6:33:12 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL. Boner is SO docile....


6 posted on 08/04/2014 6:33:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: fieldmarshaldj

They need undermined


7 posted on 08/04/2014 6:34:53 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep, steele was a complete loser (or “looser” for those libs ;’) and is the LAST guy to be telling anyone how to run the show.


8 posted on 08/04/2014 6:35:20 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now that’s an image that won’t soon leave my brain

Didn’t think it was possible for something to make Mooch look small


9 posted on 08/04/2014 6:36:02 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I stand with Ted


10 posted on 08/04/2014 6:36:26 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Steele is a typical conservative-backstabbing,
Romney Republican, supportive of Obama.
Sending Obama Pizza is The Romney WAY.

Mitt Romney Sends Leftover Pizza to Obama Chicago HQ
After spending the day in Chicago fundraising, Mitt Romney
sat down with small business owners at Gino's East,
a pizza joint famous for their deep-dish pizza.
In fact, Romney himself tweeted a photo of a
delivery boy heading out with the loot, writing,
"Great deep dish at @ginoseast.
Sending the extra slices to @barackobama and his Chicago HQ team."

Romney sends leftover pizza to Obama team

11 posted on 08/04/2014 6:36:48 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Paladin2

Cruz is just doing something that Bohner won’t do: lead from the right.


12 posted on 08/04/2014 6:42:53 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I'm more of a prime rib guy, myself. Not that I've had any in recent memory.

13 posted on 08/04/2014 6:43:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Cruz for Speaker.

(McConnell will hopefully lose and Cruz' could do well by leading the GOP (e & et. al.) House for two years.)

14 posted on 08/04/2014 6:46:55 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“For John Boehner, whenever any of his members says, ‘Hey, I’m about to have pizza and beer with Ted Cruz,’ he should be concerned,” Steele joked.

Images of Boehner standing at the railing of the GOPe Titanic crying, as he watches conservative House members in lifeboats heading towards the SS Palin/Cruz fill my head... “Bye Bye...sniffle.. sniffle...”


15 posted on 08/04/2014 6:50:10 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Soldiers are told not to eat in front of muslims. Republicans are told not to eat pizza with Cruz.


16 posted on 08/04/2014 6:50:52 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: Diogenesis

I seem to remember that Lou Duba, the boxing trainer, used to send a prostitute along with a pizza and a six pack of beer to the opponent of his fighter every night before the fight.


17 posted on 08/04/2014 6:51:09 PM PDT by batterycommander (We will likely still be Majors, passed over twice, sitting in dimly-lit offices in the Pentagon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh man. That looks divine.

I don’t do beef and I don’t do pizza. Have not had beef in a long time....but that prime rib looks like it might, just maybe...worth a trip to Morton’s.

MMMMMmmmmm....


18 posted on 08/04/2014 6:52:27 PM PDT by conservaKate ( I grow weary of the goobers in the Republican party. (thanks Chris))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe Steele ought to quit blabbing like some authority about everything all the time. Listen for a change, really. Listen to the people, not the RINO Whisperers.


19 posted on 08/04/2014 6:53:27 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Michael Steele....now, there’s one to take advice from. Not.


20 posted on 08/04/2014 6:55:11 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Paladin2

‘cept that Cruz is a senator...


21 posted on 08/04/2014 7:11:17 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Jane Long

yep


22 posted on 08/04/2014 7:15:29 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Dr. Sivana

They had Mexican the first time he met with House members last year...at Tortilla Coast a block from the House offices.

I think it draws a nice distinction. Boehner, McCarthy, Obama and all munch on Lobster and fine dining options during their meetings, and the guys doing the heavy lifting do tacos, pizza, etc. :)


23 posted on 08/04/2014 7:19:45 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear Mr. Steele:

Eat s**t.

Respectfully,

ASD


24 posted on 08/04/2014 7:20:47 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: rockrr

Amen. Steele was a bonehead from the beginning. Cruz will stand up to those windbags in the GOP.


25 posted on 08/04/2014 7:29:32 PM PDT by abbastanza
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Uh, no restrictions on who can B Speaker.


26 posted on 08/04/2014 7:35:10 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: RoosterRedux

The list of disappointing “Republicans” is now so long that most would forget about putting Steele on it. He’s that forgotten.


27 posted on 08/04/2014 7:51:05 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Best I've ever had was Jeff Ruby's in Cincinnati. Bull and Bear in NY was, just ok.
Good aged Prime Rib is hard to find. Some spots claim prime but it's just Cow,
the same Cow beef from the local food mart. Bull is the best.

Local butcher here "Plano" ages their beef to perfection, Hirsch's Meats on Parker.
It's very pricey but it's heaven. $20-$30 lb. They have Reg beef with lower pricing.

Thanks for the pic, now I'm heading there tomorrow thanks to you!

28 posted on 08/04/2014 8:01:39 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: MaxMax

Come and get me. LOL


29 posted on 08/04/2014 8:05:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Steele joked. “Really look at the calendar and see if there’s a vote coming up,” he said, adding that Cruz “undermined” GOP leaders.


The GOPe is worried about “back-stabbing” and “Shady Deals?” How cute!


30 posted on 08/04/2014 8:08:22 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s not forget the Horseradish for the Prime Rib...yummy


31 posted on 08/04/2014 8:35:11 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Patriot Babe

I prefer the type you mix with mayonnaise.


32 posted on 08/04/2014 8:36:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Steele was a major RINO loser in maryland and at RNC. Go away Steele, you confused loser.


33 posted on 08/04/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: abbastanza
Oh C'mon now. Whattaya got against a guy who talks wheezy-cheezy pimp talk with the shiney-suited pimp-in-chief?
34 posted on 08/04/2014 9:03:38 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Nifster

Ted is a fighter!

I see verbs like “undermining” and “meddling”.

I thought communication was a good thing. Aren’t the two houses suppose to talk to each other?


35 posted on 08/04/2014 9:19:34 PM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Steele is the pet repub on MSNBC. He fits the definition of an Uncle Tom.


36 posted on 08/04/2014 9:19:54 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: joshua c

Silly you. ;)


37 posted on 08/04/2014 9:29:31 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
adding that Cruz “undermined” GOP leaders

Well, somebody has to do it!

38 posted on 08/04/2014 10:03:07 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Paladin2

Speaker of the House of Representatives must be a member of the House. Ted Cruz is a Senator, and in the other half of the Congress, the Senate.


39 posted on 08/05/2014 9:04:21 AM PDT by ro_dreaming (Chesterton, 'Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and not tried')
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To: ro_dreaming

“Speakerphones of the House of Representatives must be a member of the House.”

Not true. Can be almost anyone.

5.56mm


40 posted on 08/05/2014 9:17:54 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

Where the hell did “phone” come from?

5.56mm


41 posted on 08/05/2014 9:19:50 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Dr. Sivana
I'd be happey to have a steak or some Texas BBQ

This is HOR gutless RINOs that Cruz is winning over. They'll "go down" for pizza.

Us real constitutional conservatives have higher standards.<^..^>

42 posted on 08/05/2014 9:24:17 AM PDT by grania
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Me too,Steele has that African blood running through his veins as well


43 posted on 08/05/2014 9:37:00 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Theodore R.

The list of disappointing “Republicans” is now so long that most would forget about putting Steele on it. He’s that forgotten.


Yeah, he’s the one who made some idiotic claim that Conservatives disagreed with his RINO policies because they “hate” or “fear” blacks.


44 posted on 08/05/2014 9:43:23 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: M Kehoe

So can the President Pro Tempore of the Senate be a House Representative?


45 posted on 08/05/2014 1:42:27 PM PDT by ro_dreaming (Chesterton, 'Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and not tried')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s a little too pink for me and nowhere near enough mushrooms!


46 posted on 08/05/2014 2:24:14 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: ro_dreaming
"Speaker of the House of Representatives must be a member of the House."

Don't think so....

47 posted on 08/05/2014 3:42:19 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

So can the President Pro Tempore of the Senate be a House Representative?


48 posted on 08/05/2014 3:53:29 PM PDT by ro_dreaming (Chesterton, 'Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and not tried')
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To: ro_dreaming

No.


49 posted on 08/07/2014 6:19:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: conservaKate
I cook a mean filet mignon.....

That or an awesome tuna steak

50 posted on 08/07/2014 6:23:57 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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