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Sen. Cruz Calls Obama “Imperial President” Who Ignores Congress
Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 09 Jan 2013 08:19 AM | Greg McDonald

Posted on 01/09/2013 6:01:58 AM PST by Olog-hai

Sen. Ted Cruz says Barack Obama is acting like an “imperial president” and must think he can do “nothing wrong,” given his adversarial push to have Congress accept Chuck Hagel as his new defense secretary and extend the nation’s debt limit without a fight. …

Cruz, however, indicated he was more concerned about Obama’s determined effort to avoid a fight with Congress on the debt limit, which could mean a move to invoke the 14th Amendment’s provision on the public debt and simply tell the Treasury to ignore the debt ceiling. …

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: chuckhagel; fiscalcliff; imperialpresidency; tedcruz

1 posted on 01/09/2013 6:02:08 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

"I won the election."

2 posted on 01/09/2013 6:06:19 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Olog-hai

[Barack Obama is acting like an “imperial president”]

He isn’t acting.


3 posted on 01/09/2013 6:08:44 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: Olog-hai

He’s been doing this since his Emaculation! The Republicans enable him to do this by refusing to stand up to the guy. They back down EVERY time bully Obama demands something


4 posted on 01/09/2013 6:15:36 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: Olog-hai

He’s been doing this since his Emaculation! The Republicans enable him to do this by refusing to stand up to the guy. They back down EVERY time bully Obama demands something


5 posted on 01/09/2013 6:15:42 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

That picture of the punk makes me ill. The WH is now no different than a crack house.


6 posted on 01/09/2013 6:15:47 AM PST by albie
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To: Olog-hai

I am so proud of voting for Cruz. He is off to an outstanding start.


7 posted on 01/09/2013 6:16:45 AM PST by Hulka
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To: RetSignman

If Ted keeps talking like that: (A) he will become president, (B) he will suffer a horrible heart attack and die suddenly, (C) be audited by the IRS, or (D) C, then B


8 posted on 01/09/2013 6:17:03 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Olog-hai

This is why moderates and the establishment work so hard to defeat conservatives. Because they don’t toe the mealy-mouthed party line. Would David Dewherst EVER make a comment like this?? Would Scott Brown? Richard Lugar? Lisa Murkowski? Mark Kirk? Or for that matter, John Boehner or Mitch McConnell?? I know Newt Gingrich would.


9 posted on 01/09/2013 6:20:24 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Hulka

Although I don’t know/haven’t read a great deal about him, everything I HAVE read is wonderful!

Congrats!


10 posted on 01/09/2013 6:21:38 AM PST by FrogMom (Chicken Little is coming, and he's right!)
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To: Olog-hai

I think I may have a man-crush!

On a serious note, Cruz is a prime time player, given his experience and resume, he’s the guy to lead out front in the Senate. Even though he is new, I would love to see this guy get into leadership quickly. He’s a seasoned pro in DC, and ready for action.


11 posted on 01/09/2013 6:29:33 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Hulka

He is off to a great start, but I am astonished that he seems to be alone.

Where are the rest?

This is what Boehner should be doing, this is where the Speaker should be leading his Republican party, Yet this man stands alone.


12 posted on 01/09/2013 6:37:21 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Olog-hai
RE :”Cruz, however, indicated he was more concerned about Obama’s determined effort to avoid a fight with Congress on the debt limit, which could mean a move to invoke the 14th Amendment’s provision on the public debt and simply tell the Treasury to ignore the debt ceiling.”

Why is holding out on the debt limit any better strategy than just refusing to send the Senate the CR that O demands?

Is it because holding out on the debt limit is thought to be more popular and gain more support?

Or is it because the first is thought to get a deal from O even though he claims he wont negotiate?

13 posted on 01/09/2013 6:38:49 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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To: jsanders2001
If Ted keeps talking like that: (A) he will become president

From what I understand Cruz was born in Canada.

"Natural Born Citizen" would suddenly become a hot topic in the MSM, methinks.


14 posted on 01/09/2013 6:45:48 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
From what I understand Cruz was born in Canada.

Canada is a hell of a lot more like America than kenya, and since de 0berFuhrer emperor 0bama and his minions apparently have decided that The Constitution no longer applies, let's don't be too hasty.

15 posted on 01/09/2013 7:05:59 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "gun control"! It's "people control"!)
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To: Hulka

Me too!
Cruz opened the door and started kickinass with both feet.


16 posted on 01/09/2013 7:09:01 AM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: jsanders2001

Unlucky for us, Cruz was born in Canada to Cuban immigrants.


17 posted on 01/09/2013 7:12:37 AM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Do we conservatives now want to ignore the Constitution like the lib/dems? I don’t think so.


18 posted on 01/09/2013 7:16:21 AM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: Venturer
this man stands alone.

.......and still he stands. Impressive for a newby.

He's going to make king obama mad.
19 posted on 01/09/2013 7:25:57 AM PST by Girlene
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To: X-spurt

I really don’t either, but perhaps if we could spark a backlash among the dims, then Hussein would have some big explaining to do.


20 posted on 01/09/2013 11:09:45 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "gun control"! It's "people control"!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Naw... even if there was hard undeniable evidence he was illegal, the dems would shrug it off as “we really didn’t know, besides that was in the past, we need to move on to more important things”.


21 posted on 01/09/2013 12:23:49 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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