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Texas Senator (Cruz) Goes on Attack and Raises Bipartisan (especially libtard and MSM) Hackles
New York Times ^ | February 15, 2013 | Jonathan Weisman

Posted on 02/15/2013 9:24:30 PM PST by Zakeet

As the Senate edged toward a divisive filibuster vote on Chuck Hagel’s 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. Cruz’s 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 senator’s relentless pursuit of speeches, financial records or any other documents with Mr. Hagel’s 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 Texan’s accusatory crusade: McCarthyism.

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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 Senate’s 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. Washington’s new bad boy feels good.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 113th; conservatism; cruz; senate; teaparty; texas

To the growing core of ardent conservatives in the Senate, Mr. Cruz has offered a jolt of positive energy ...

1 posted on 02/15/2013 9:24:45 PM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
Wow. I'm getting the impression that half the stories in the New York Times are expressions of hate for Ted Cruz.
2 posted on 02/15/2013 9:27:40 PM PST by Bryan
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To: Zakeet

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


3 posted on 02/15/2013 9:30:01 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Zakeet

“*Very* junior senator” He even has his very own category of senatorship!


4 posted on 02/15/2013 9:32:50 PM PST by expat1000
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To: GeronL

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.


5 posted on 02/15/2013 9:39:32 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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6 posted on 02/15/2013 9:40:01 PM 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: expat1000

Apparently only one patriotic senator among many geldings.


7 posted on 02/15/2013 9:41:03 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Zakeet

“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.


8 posted on 02/15/2013 9:50:43 PM PST by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: Zakeet

“..............Mr. Cruz’s own party......”

Kinda has a nice ring.....


9 posted on 02/15/2013 9:58:53 PM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: Zakeet
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.

Contrast with Ayotte, who immediately joined the Gang of 14 Traitors; McCain, Pansey Graham, Cornyn, etc., who are just Democrats posing as Republicans.

10 posted on 02/15/2013 10:10:21 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: Zakeet

Stay Adult Ted, Stay Steadfast.

You are doing fine.
The harpies are here for a reason.
Don’t fear them.


11 posted on 02/15/2013 10:37:41 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: onyx

Amen! and I am placing him on watch as well.


12 posted on 02/15/2013 10:39:23 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Zakeet

...a candidate to carry the Jessie Helms torch?


13 posted on 02/15/2013 10:59:46 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
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To: Belteshazzar

eff off Claire


14 posted on 02/15/2013 11:23:34 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Zakeet

Go Ted Go!


15 posted on 02/15/2013 11:32:10 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: GeronL

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!


16 posted on 02/15/2013 11:34:27 PM PST by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. We need to start over.)
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To: Zakeet

The more they squeal the more we know he’s doing something beneficial that’s going to debunk their pretenses supporting sanctimonious statism.


17 posted on 02/15/2013 11:42:03 PM PST by elhombrelibre
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To: Zakeet

Good job, Senator Cruz.


18 posted on 02/15/2013 11:57:56 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Zakeet; Jim Robinson
The Senate RINOs are "annoyed" and are calling up their LSM buddies at the NYTs/Politico/Hill/Roll Call to complain.

See more here:

Ted Cruz comes out swinging (RINOs annoyed)

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.

19 posted on 02/16/2013 4:16:59 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Zakeet

Anything that irritates the Libs and Rinos is fine by me.


20 posted on 02/16/2013 4:28:43 AM PST by grimalkin (A tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. - C.S. Lewis)
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To: Zakeet

God bless you Ted Cruz, may God forever watch your back among the vipers in Washington D.C.!


21 posted on 02/16/2013 4:52:46 AM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: Zakeet

Too bad we don’t have more Republicanslike him

I wonder how long it will take before they make a Eunoch of him like they have the rest of the Republicans in the Senate.

I get a bad taste in my mouth every time I hear the name John McCain or Lindsey Graham.


22 posted on 02/16/2013 4:56:32 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Zakeet

I really like Ted Cruz. He is the best of the new members.
What a breath of fresh air. You GO Ted!

This is the man I will support for POTUS if he stays
true to his message. I love to see him taking on the
PTB. He is unafraid to do the right thing and he does
it right to their faces. I’m sure that he is pressured
from all sides but he stands up to them. He is a man of
honor and spine.


23 posted on 02/16/2013 5:04:06 AM PST by stilloftyhenight
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To: Zakeet

I really like Ted Cruz. He is the best of the new members.

What a breath of fresh air. You GO Ted!

This is the man I will support for POTUS if he stays
true to his message. I love to see him taking on the
PTB. He is unafraid to do the right thing and he does
it right to their faces. I’m sure that he is pressured
from all sides but he stands up to them. He is a man of
honor and spine.


24 posted on 02/16/2013 5:05:37 AM PST by stilloftyhenight (Ted Cruz for POTUS!)
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To: Zakeet

1 Cruz missile in the Senate has the potential to make Obama an early lame duck; 6 more Cruz missiles in the Senate and Obama is a dead duck.


25 posted on 02/16/2013 5:22:07 AM PST by hflynn
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To: Belteshazzar

This complaint is coming from the party of Harry Reid, who said Romney never paid any taxes and could be a felon.


26 posted on 02/16/2013 5:35:37 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: stilloftyhenight

I am sure Cruz would be a good president, but as a Hispanic native-born Canadaian, the prospect is unlikely.


27 posted on 02/16/2013 5:47:43 AM PST by yetidog
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To: yetidog

I like him.


28 posted on 02/16/2013 6:02:26 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: yetidog

The funny thing in this article is that the hyper race aware NY Times never mentions Hispanic. They do make sure the inform us he was born in Canada though.


29 posted on 02/16/2013 6:12:44 AM PST by xcullen
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To: Zakeet

The NYT is obviously RACIST!


30 posted on 02/16/2013 6:37:05 AM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: grimalkin

No kidding.

Now Cruz, how about bringing home jobs from China?


31 posted on 02/16/2013 6:38:59 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Belteshazzar
So tired of the McCarthy red herrings. McCarthy was a loudmouth, yes. McCarthy had a drinking problem, yes.

However, McCarthy was EXACTLY spot on about communists in the govt., as history has proven. Further, Richard Nixon (then a Repr.) and later Bobby Kennedy worked to out them.

McCarthyism is yet another figment of the lsm's useful (to Dems) imaginations when dealing with the truth. They STILL declare McCarthyism is rampant when a true conservative goes after a truth that is harming the nation.---

Benghazi, anyone?

vaudine

32 posted on 02/16/2013 6:55:40 AM PST by vaudine
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To: Zakeet

Ted is making Texas proud. Best vote I have cast in years.


33 posted on 02/16/2013 7:12:18 AM PST by Grandma Conservative (Take back the GOP Now, not in three years or be prepared to vote RINO once again.)
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To: vaudine

History tells us that Joe McCarthy was right about KGB in US State Department. After the fall of the USSR we now know he was only wrong about the numbers. He said their were 57 Communists in Government—we know it really was 106.
Who can say how many Radical Muslims are in the Government today?


34 posted on 02/16/2013 7:57:29 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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