Skip to comments.Cruz Sends Scarborough and Maddow of MSNBC Into Conniptions
Posted on 03/17/2013 7:28:53 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
Texas Senator Ted Cruz's question to California Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein on the Second Amendment in a March 14 hearing forced MSNBC hosts into conniptions,
At the heart of the congressional debate are the questions: Does the Second Amendment prohibit the federal government from passing laws related to firearms, leaving the role exclusively to the states? Or does the Second Amendment grant Congress the authority to pass laws banning guns whenever it believes it appropriate?
The Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The term, the right of the people, when the framers included it in the Bill of Rights, they used it as a term of art. That same phrase, the right of the people, is found in the First Amendment: the right of the people to peaceably assemble and petition their government for a redress of grievances. It's also found in the Fourth Amendment, the right of the people to free from unreasonable searches and seizures. And the question I would pose to the senior Senator from California [Feinstein] is, would she deem it consistent with the Bill of Rights for Congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the Second Amendment in the context of the First or the Fourth Amendment? Namely, would she consider it constitutional for Congress to specify that the First Amendment shall apply only to the following books, and shall not apply to the books that Congress has deemed outside the protection of the First Amendment?
The Harvard Law School-educated Cruz's question sent MSNBC's Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough into an on-air meltdown, where Scarborough essentially argued that it doesn't matter what the Second Amendment says.
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I think nobody doubts her sincerity or her passion. And yet at the same time, I would note that she chose not to answer the question that I asked, which is: In her judgment would it be consistent with the Constitution for Congress to specify which books are permitted and which books are not.
Finally, Feinstein responded: The answer is obvious. No.
Ted Cruz did the old passive-aggressive..... sticking the shiv in while smiling. pResident JugEars does this all the time in his phony bullshyte self-effacing way. Donks hate when the tables are turned on them and they get back what they dish out.
Cruz definitely climbed in my estimation of him. He and Rand Paul get how the game should be played in DC (District of Criminal) and (hopefully) will catch the younger voters attention
The insprational thing about Cruz and what sets him apart from most of his colleagues is that he has the mindset of a winner. He clearly understands that politics is a contact sport and to win you have to be smarter and stronger than your opponent. You have to be on offense to score points.
Unfortunately Republicans’ natural posture is to be on defense, if they’re even on the field at all. Most of the time they are content being spectators in the grandstands.
Cruz is exactly the type of unapologetic warrior we need to stand up to the Democrats and the viscious jackals in the media.
Cruz is also driving the Moldy class insane. It is a good thing...
DC (District of Criminal)
Den of Corruption
Democrats are accustomed to being on offense, and of course always claiming the moral highground. Really fun to watch one of their own getting ambushed and having to step back and play defense.
You are absolutely correct. Cruz came out swinging from day one and hasn’t stopped (thank you Sarah).
THIS is the type of NEW leadership our party needs.
OUT with the ole GOPe’s....... in with the new young WARRIOR bloods!
I saw Scarborough’s performance the other morning on morning joe about Cruz and its clear the joe has become MSNBC. He has crossed to the other side or at the least has revealed which side he has always been on. It was hard to watch of course that station always is.
An added bonus!
Anyone on MSLSD had already “crossed over” the moment they inked their contract.
The next day Feinstein was still stewing and admitted as much. She’s been on the shelf way past her expiration date. The Senate is full of old fools and I am convinced half of them are on meds that mess up their mind. Voinovich, Pelosi, Arlen Spector being fine examples. John McCaine too
In many House and Senate Offices the senior staff does 99% of the real work such as reading & analyzing a bill and telling the Rep or Senator how to vote and what to say. Also dealing with angry constitiuents and brushing them off because the man our Reps and Senators really wants to see is the lobbyist and preferably with a satchel of campaign fund cash. The Rep or Senators job is just to show up on Capital Hill sometimes, ask questions at hearings that will get him TV face time, to see/network with money laden lobbyists all the time, and to go out for lunch and at night to /network and do dirty deals with the other dirty denizens of DC
Anyone who's played a sport knows that it's better to play offense than defense.
But the GOPe, like so many losing coaches, like to play prevent.
I need to go and watch Sarah at CPAC video again. LOVE when Cruz came out and gave her the credit for his win.
Sarah was correct when she said you don’t need a title to affect change.
Cruz is a shining example of that!
I was firmly in the Cruz camp, as were many others, BEFORE Sarah jumped on the bandwagon! Just sayin’.
Yes.....and WE need to change that. WE need to STOP supporting what the ole GOPe’s shove up our collective a$$...... even if it costs us an election.
Enough is enough.
Just wait till the NBC scab pickers jump on Cruz’s parentage...
It is WAY BEYOND TIME that the pushback against the liberal agenda take on the form of a Rachel Corrie smashing bulldozer. The Constitution was built to prevent the exact kind of government we currently have.
The Amendments are explicitly worded, and easily understood. that we have allowed ONE INCH of any type of control on free speech, gun control, or impediments to our freedoms was a terrible oversight on the American People’s watch. Now that we’re seeing the intended outcome of allowing even ONE INCH, and the lib agenda taking a hundred miles, we need two hundred more Cruz types to be elected and NOT GIVE an inch in pushing back. Put them against the wall and do not let them away from it until they’re pummeled into submission.
SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED means what it says. Enforce it.
It has gown tiresome that anyone who disagrees with the leftarded position on any issue, is simply stupid.
When the reality is that the leftards are the ones who are stupid, and wrong in every tenet of their faith in an achievable utopia.