Skip to comments.Texas Senator (Cruz) Goes on Attack and Raises Bipartisan (especially libtard and MSM) Hackles
Posted on 02/15/2013 9:24:30 PM PST by Zakeet
As the Senate edged toward a divisive filibuster vote on Chuck Hagels nomination to be defense secretary, Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, sat silent and satisfied in the corner of the chamber his voice lost to laryngitis as he absorbed what he had wrought in his mere seven weeks of Senate service.
Mr. Hagel, a former senator from Mr. Cruzs own party, was about to be the victim of the first filibuster of a nominee to lead the Pentagon. The blockade was due in no small part to the very junior senators relentless pursuit of speeches, financial records or any other documents with Mr. Hagels name on them going back at least five years. Some Republicans praised the work of the brash newcomer, but others joined Democrats in saying that Mr. Cruz had gone too far.
Without naming names, Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California, offered a biting label for the Texans accusatory crusade: McCarthyism.
In just two months, Mr. Cruz, 42, has made his presence felt in an institution where new arrivals are usually not heard from for months, if not years. Besides suggesting that Mr. Hagel might have received compensation from foreign enemies, he has tangled with the mayor of Chicago, challenged the Senates third-ranking Democrat on national television, voted against virtually everything before him including the confirmation of John Kerry as secretary of state and raised the hackles of colleagues from both parties.
He could not be more pleased. Washingtons new bad boy feels good.
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To the growing core of ardent conservatives in the Senate, Mr. Cruz has offered a jolt of positive energy ...
Once back from recess, Hagel will get a vote and will be confirmed. He wll get McCain’s vote and all the other RINO’s
“*Very* junior senator” He even has his very own category of senatorship!
Once again mcCain will be exposed for the phoney he really is. he and his squeeze, They make loud noises, but then they pull back, claiming they have done all they could. But if they had, then the NYT would be after them as they have Cruz. McCain and Graham remind me of the old Rasslers on TV,like Gorgeous George.
Apparently only one patriotic senator among many geldings.
He basically came out and made the accusation about money from North Korea or money from our enemies, and he just laid out there all of this accusatory verbiage without a shred of evidence, said Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat of Missouri. In this country we had a terrible experience with innuendo and inference when Joe McCarthy hung out in the United States Senate, and I just think we have to be more careful.
Innuendo, Senator McCaskill? Innuendo? What a shameful, hypocritical harpie you are. Your arrogance and conceit are breathtaking. You truly are a democrat of the 21st century. Harry Reid must be proud of you, everything for the party and nothing for America. Shame, shame on you.
“..............Mr. Cruzs own party......”
Kinda has a nice ring.....
Contrast with Ayotte, who immediately joined the Gang of 14 Traitors; McCain, Pansey Graham, Cornyn, etc., who are just Democrats posing as Republicans.
Stay Adult Ted, Stay Steadfast.
You are doing fine.
The harpies are here for a reason.
Don’t fear them.
Amen! and I am placing him on watch as well.
...a candidate to carry the Jessie Helms torch?
eff off Claire
Go Ted Go!
So true. And what amazes me is that McCain probably STILL goes to bed nights wondering how he lost in 2008.
What morons. I’d complain about the idiot voters in AZ and SC, et al that send these idiots to the Senate...but I live in TN and can’t talk!
The more they squeal the more we know he’s doing something beneficial that’s going to debunk their pretenses supporting sanctimonious statism.
Good job, Senator Cruz.
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These are just opening shots across his bow. Expect more backstabbing hit pieces to appear in these lib/GOP-E outlets soon, just like they did to Sarah Palin.
Anything that irritates the Libs and Rinos is fine by me.