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Ted Cruz comes out swinging (RINOs annoyed)
Politico ^ | February 14, 2013 | Manu Raju

Posted on 02/15/2013 11:30:30 AM PST by Timber Rattler

Sen. Ted Cruz lost his voice a couple days ago.

Some senators probably wish it wouldn’t come back — at least for a little while.

In six short weeks since he became the junior Texas GOP senator, the no-nonsense freshman has quickly become a lightning rod — on issues ranging from guns to Chuck Hagel’s nomination for defense secretary — upending the Senate’s conventional ways, in which freshmen typically work quietly to build bridges with their colleagues.

Cruz’s sharp-elbowed Senate style underscores the dilemma facing Republicans as they seek a way out of the political wilderness: Rising stars like Cruz, a tea party favorite, are winning elections and GOP primaries. But their no-compromise, firebrand styles could turn off voters eager to see the two parties start making deals.

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Behind closed doors, some Republican senators report that Cruz, in his stone-cold serious prosecutorial style, speaks at length when it’s far more common for freshmen to wait before asserting themselves — particularly ones who were just sworn in.

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“It’s becoming a trend when you’re a new arrival,” lamented one Senate Republican who asked not to be named. “They don’t get to know the Senate or the other senators; they just start talking. And that takes away from [Cruz’s] ability to be an influential legislator.”

Another GOP senator reported that fellow Republicans were already getting “annoyed” by Cruz’s antics.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: chuckhagel; cruz; iran; israel; senate; tedcruz; texas; waronterror
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I'm liking Cruz more and more...he's ticking off the right people real fast.
1 posted on 02/15/2013 11:30:53 AM PST by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

Annoy a RINO. Defend Life, Liberty and the Constitution!


2 posted on 02/15/2013 11:36:53 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Timber Rattler

MSNBC’s resident RINO, Joe Scarbrough, opined this morning that Sen. Cruz would soon learn his lesson. He will have to “go along to get along,” the credo of the Senate, the World’s Worst Deliberative Body.

However, Sen. Cruz knows that when he becomes a member of the Moss Backs, he will not be re-elected from Texas. We are not as stupid as the voters of AZ.


3 posted on 02/15/2013 11:37:24 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Timber Rattler

And really annoy them by mentioning God, guns, abortion, marriage or borders!


4 posted on 02/15/2013 11:39:03 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Timber Rattler

Cruz better watch his back, liberals are liberals and republican liberals are more devious, underhanded and dishonorable than out in the open liberal democrats.

Senator Cruz, trust on one in Washington, no one and please continue to speak out to the blithering fools of both parties!


5 posted on 02/15/2013 11:39:11 AM PST by sarge83
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To: Timber Rattler
Yeah ... me too

"“They don’t get to know the Senate or the other senators; they just start talking. And that takes away from [Cruz’s] ability to be an influential legislator.”

So ... your influence is the result, not of what you know or think or say, but WHO you know, by shutting up until that WHO allows you to speak ?

It's about time we had someone actually telling these stuffed shirted empty suits to GFY.

6 posted on 02/15/2013 11:41:18 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Timber Rattler; onyx

Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator. However, I am not buying this article by politico because there are no names associated with the quotes.


7 posted on 02/15/2013 11:42:49 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Timber Rattler

This guy Cruz has the makings of a conservative Senator, a very, very rare breed.


8 posted on 02/15/2013 11:44:23 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Timber Rattler

The Rinos are not annoyed enough to come out in public and show their Rino Faces while they speak this trash. I wonder why?


9 posted on 02/15/2013 11:44:31 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Timber Rattler

I don’t remember any of this concern when “mouthy” Liberals like Chuck Schumer and Barbara Boxer started as Senators ...


10 posted on 02/15/2013 11:46:11 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: Jim Robinson
In 1765, Burgess Patrick Henry was another newbie expected to sit down and STFU. Instead, he sparked our resistance and revolution. RINOs should give up telling Cruz what to do or say.

Wanted: Another Patrick Henry

11 posted on 02/15/2013 11:46:47 AM PST by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: Timber Rattler

He will soon, if not already, have a big target on his back for the media.

They always do this and will go after him with vengeance. It will interesting to see how that plays out.


12 posted on 02/15/2013 11:49:28 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Timber Rattler

And that butt-wipe Juan MeCain thinks Cruz needs to be more like him by acknowledging Dem Senate committee chairman criticism.


13 posted on 02/15/2013 11:50:28 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Timber Rattler

This warmed my heart:

And the Texas tea partier was quick to annoy one of the most powerful Senate Democrats, Chuck Schumer, after he engaged in a combative line of questioning with the New Yorker on a recent Sunday talk show, even though senators from opposing parties are typically far more collegial in those settings.

I saw that show, and it was refreshing not to see the usual republican lapdogs who are always on these shows: McCain, Graham, Corker, McConnell, etc.


14 posted on 02/15/2013 11:51:09 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Timber Rattler

But their no-compromise, firebrand styles could turn off voters eager to see the two parties start making deals.”

...MONSTROUS BULLSH&&!! That’s why he’s winning! We don’t want no stinkin’ “deals”! We don’t want no “compromise”!


15 posted on 02/15/2013 11:54:45 AM PST by albie (`)
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16 posted on 02/15/2013 11:55:27 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Timber Rattler

I do not know how to insert pictures, but if I did I’d post the Grumpy Cat saying, “Good”.

However, it’s Pollutico - “behind closed doors”, “asked not to be named”, eh.

But there is no doubt McLettuce, Grahamesty, etc. don’t appreciate Cruz. Makes me smile and very happy to have voted for him in both the primary and general election.


17 posted on 02/15/2013 11:57:14 AM PST by Vindication
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To: Perdogg

I don’t read politco. I never link to that libtard site.


18 posted on 02/15/2013 11:57:47 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Timber Rattler

Now if only Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina would run for the Senate, the *Good old Rino boys* would have a fit with him and Cruz in the Senate.


19 posted on 02/15/2013 11:58:21 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: cotton1706

I like Cruz alot. We must hope he stays inspired since he can never be President or Vice President ( born in Canada) but we can hope he will help where he is needed is the Tea Party administration that now is looming.


20 posted on 02/15/2013 11:58:35 AM PST by willardwx
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To: Timber Rattler
Don't mess with Ted Cruz or Texas!

I do hope that Senator Jim DeMint, the Senate Conservatives PAC and the Heritage Foundation come out in strong support of this strong freshman Senator soon ... and loudly and proudly. It seems like he's all on his own right now.

21 posted on 02/15/2013 12:00:33 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Timber Rattler

Voting for Cruz last fall was the best vote I ever cast. Am so proud of our Texas senator!


22 posted on 02/15/2013 12:01:37 PM PST by Rightwingacademic
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To: Perdogg

However, I am not buying this article by politico because there are no names associated with the quotes.

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The article is much longer and has names with other quotes or assertions that weren’t cited by the poster.

examples:

“I love the guy,” said conservative Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), another “no” vote against Kerry who also opposes Hagel. “And he’s got the tenacity to stand for something and not back down. That means he’s my kind of guy.”

“I think he’s going to be a superstar,” said Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a fellow Cuban-American and another rising star on the right. “You’re already starting to see some of that. He’s just smart as a whip.”

“I think he’s got unlimited potential,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said of Cruz. “But the one thing I will say to any new senator — you’re going to be respected if you can throw a punch but you also have to prove you can do a deal.”

“Obviously, when you shake things up a little bit, that gets people’s attention,” said South Dakota’s John Thune, the No. 3 Senate Republican. “But I give him credit for doing that.”

On Thursday, Graham argued Cruz wasn’t being unfair to Hagel but that he feared the Texas Republican’s questions about the sources of the former Nebraska GOP senator’s income would create a new and difficult standard for future nominees.

“You want to attract people from the private sector to come up here and serve in government,” Graham told POLITICO. “If you change the standard right in the middle, I think you need to give people some notice to do that.”

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23 posted on 02/15/2013 12:01:44 PM PST by deport
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To: cotton1706
even though senators from opposing parties are typically far more collegial in those settings

An utter bleeping Politico pantload from something called a Manu Raju.

The truth is that "senators from [the REPUBLICAN] party are typically far more collegial" while the Democrats deal in lies, smears and slurs while never being called on them.

God bless Cruz. The leftist media and the leftist Democrat party are united in their goal of destroying conservatives and the country as we know it. We have to rally to Cruz at every turn, in hopes that at least a few of our established party will take notice.

24 posted on 02/15/2013 12:02:29 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Timber Rattler

The local newscast made it sound like Ted Cruz is an uruly child and McCain had to scold him


25 posted on 02/15/2013 12:10:41 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Vindication

26 posted on 02/15/2013 12:12:48 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Timber Rattler

Gotta like Ted Cruz.
God bless him if he is annoying the scumbag, establishment go-alongs.


27 posted on 02/15/2013 12:13:23 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Timber Rattler

Good for Sen Cruz.

Several years ago when Ollie North was running ‘they’ told ‘us’ that he had too much mouth and would be a lightning rod that would never get anything done.

Sen Cruz seems to be just that man and so long as he holds up for 2 years other ‘fireballs’ may try running, once they see it is possible to ‘make a difference.

Granted, North wasn’t my ‘choice’ but I backed him and Sen John Warner backed the “I” candidate who siphoned off enough of the vote to reelect Robb.

Remember ‘they’ brutalized Nancy Reagan for RR’s entire political career BUT when she opined that Ollie wasn’t a good ‘choice’ the LIB press started praising her like she was the “Second Coming”.


28 posted on 02/15/2013 12:15:29 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Timber Rattler

Yep.

I admit, I knew nothing about Cruz running into the election. He was just another name on the ballot, didn’t know him from a lampost.

Now that I’m seeing him in action, my God, what a relief to see that someone still has a spine. What I like most about Cruz is that when he’s in one of these stupid hearings, he shows up ready to do more than simply warm a seat and get his face on the C-SPAN cameras. He’s ready to do battle.

The “moderates” are just there to warm seats and collect a check.


29 posted on 02/15/2013 12:17:06 PM PST by NVDave
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To: deport

This is what I was referring to

““It’s becoming a trend when you’re a new arrival,” lamented one Senate Republican who asked not to be named. “They don’t get to know the Senate or the other senators; they just start talking. And that takes away from [Cruz’s] ability to be an influential legislator.”

Another GOP senator reported that fellow Republicans were already getting “annoyed” by Cruz’s antics.”


30 posted on 02/15/2013 12:19:54 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: NVDave
What I like most about Cruz is that when he’s in one of these stupid hearings, he shows up ready to do more than simply warm a seat and get his face on the C-SPAN cameras. He’s ready to do battle.

When I cast my ballot for Ted Cruz, first in the primary and then in the general, I was as happy as I was in my first election (1964) when I put an X next to Barry Goldwater's name. Unfortunately, AuH20 became mush-brained as he aged and moderated his once-unabashed Conservatism.

As for Senator Cruz, one thing I'll say is that he hasn't let his Princeton and Harvard background stand in his way. I bet he terrorized the leftist professors at both of those northeastern elitist institutions. Although born in Canada, Ted Cruz strikes me as thoroughly Texan and proudly American.


31 posted on 02/15/2013 12:32:45 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: The Cajun

Thanks for acknowledging Trey Gowdy. He is the real deal and Congressman from our district. Used to go to the same church and know his dad.


32 posted on 02/15/2013 12:37:24 PM PST by bytesmith
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To: txrefugee

” We are not as stupid as the voters of AZ.”

That’s a true statement!


33 posted on 02/15/2013 12:39:49 PM PST by vette6387
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To: bytesmith

Trey Gowdy has been superb on Benghazi. I have called his office a few times to ask his staff to relay my personal thanks for being so tenacious in the hearings.


34 posted on 02/15/2013 12:39:59 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: bytesmith
I've been watching him for a while, he has the no nonsense conservative fire.
Louisiana needs to find someone like him to go up against little Rat senator Mary Landreau in 2014.
35 posted on 02/15/2013 12:45:24 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: GeronL

That’s what I’m talking about!

Thankee. My sentiments exactly.


36 posted on 02/15/2013 12:54:29 PM PST by Vindication
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To: Timber Rattler
But their no-compromise, firebrand styles could turn off voters eager to see the two parties start making deals.

LOL! The only voters 'eager to see the two parties start making deals' are the one who are too STUPID to realize who gets the short end of the stick when the 2 sides get 'cooperative'.

37 posted on 02/15/2013 1:05:49 PM PST by MamaTexan (To follow Original Constitutional Intent, one MUST acknowledge the Right of Secession)
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To: Timber Rattler

Keep it up Senator Cruz, because “The Eyes of TEXAS are Upon You!”


38 posted on 02/15/2013 1:53:23 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Law s, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Rightwingacademic
Voting for Cruz last fall was the best vote I ever cast. Am so proud of our Texas senator!

I was able to vote for Ted three times (primary, runoff, general). ;^)

39 posted on 02/15/2013 2:12:46 PM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Timber Rattler

There was a day, long long ago, when Orrin Hatch was the outspoken junior conservative. Then Washington got into him.


40 posted on 02/15/2013 2:16:40 PM PST by lurk
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To: Timber Rattler
Rising stars like Cruz, a tea party favorite, are winning elections and GOP primaries. But their no-compromise, firebrand styles could turn off voters eager to see the two parties start making deals.

If they're winning elections, they're not turning off voters. Sheesh.

41 posted on 02/15/2013 2:52:28 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: willardwx

“...he can never be President or Vice President ( born in Canada)...”

Being born in Canada (or outside the US) does not mean someone can not be President.


42 posted on 02/15/2013 2:52:53 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Timber Rattler; flaglady47; mickie
I'm hoping that Cruz annoys John McCain the most....and that goes for McCain's little dog, Meghantoto, too.

Leni

43 posted on 02/15/2013 3:05:54 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Timber Rattler

I am so glad we the people of Texas replaced RINO Kay Baily H with this patriot. My Hispanic neighbors still have their Ted Cruz and the bottom half of the Mcpain / Palin bumper stickers on their cars. Go Ted!!


44 posted on 02/15/2013 3:06:07 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: Vindication
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45 posted on 02/15/2013 3:11:22 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: Timber Rattler
"..one Senate Republican who asked not to be named..."

RINO wimp.

46 posted on 02/15/2013 3:26:30 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
"..one Senate Republican who asked not to be named..."

This is Politico...who is to say this quote isn't fabricated? We'd never know...

47 posted on 02/15/2013 3:32:47 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: lurk

Hatch voted “0bama” on Hagel’s cloture.


48 posted on 02/15/2013 3:44:48 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Arrowhead1952

Thank you. I love Grumpy Cat.

And Ted Cruz!


49 posted on 02/15/2013 4:12:42 PM PST by Vindication
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To: Perdogg
However, I am not buying this article by politico because there are no names associated with the quotes.

Remember, dogg, that Politico is the weapon of choice for the GOP-E in DC. Anytime the RINOs wanted to stick a dagger in Sarah Palin's back, they called up Mike Allen there to leak an anonymous story or quote, which Allen then published and the rest of the LSM picked it up.

Now they're trying to do the same thing to Cruz. This was clearly a shot across his bow by those annoyed RINO Senators.

50 posted on 02/15/2013 4:18:21 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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