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Ted Cruz: Obama’s gun-control push is going to cost Democrats the Senate in 2014
Hotair ^ | 04/11/2013 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 04/11/2013 11:52:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

When it comes to his handling of the raging gun-control debate, at least, President Obama's approval rate has been dipping --- and Sen. Ted Cruz is thinking that the president's relentless, brazen demagoguery on the issue is probably doing the Democrats more harm than good. More gun control from the federal government isn't exactly going to help red-state Democratic incumbents maintain their seats, after all. Via The Hill:

“I think the president has shown he is willing to demagogue an issue and that it is ultimately going to backfire,” Cruz said in an interview on Laura Ingraham’s radio show. …

“In fact, in my view, as a result of their onslaught on the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, I think there’s going to be a very significant consequence in 2014,” Cruz added. “I think as a result of this fight that President Obama is picking, I think the stage is set for Republicans to take control of the United States Senate because of this fight right now, because of coming after the right to keep and bear arms of peaceful law-abiding Americans. I think a number of red state Democrats who are up for reelection in 2014 are going to lose their seats and I think they should.”

It definitely looks like the Second Amendment is going to be playing a revamped role in the upcoming midterms — a potential problem there being that the best way to make that happen might be to force said red-state Democrats to go on the record with a vote, and Sen. Cruz and others have said that they’ll “oppose the motion to proceed to any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for any additional gun restrictions.” As assuredly epic as another #StandWithRand-type filibuster would be, Allahpundit pointed out yesterday that the even more strategic move for the GOP might be letting the Democratic caucus squirm over those hard votes. The WSJ, for their part, wasn’t pleased about the prospect of a filibuster on the issue:

In an instant, these GOP wizards have taken the onus off Senate Democrats and made Republicans the media’s gun-control focus. Mr. Reid is now bellowing about Republicans blocking a vote, and Democrats such as Mark Pryor (Arkansas), Mary Landrieu (Louisiana) and Mark Begich (Alaska) don’t have to declare themselves on provisions that might be unpopular at home.

Meanwhile, Mr. Obama can retreat to his favorite pose of portraying Republicans as obstructionists, which pressures GOP moderates like Maine Senator Susan Collins. “And yet, some folks back in Washington are already floating the idea that they may use political stunts to prevent votes on any of these reforms,” Mr. Obama said on Monday—without mentioning that the “folks” who oppose his bill are Democrats.

But Sen. Cruz stuck to his guns, promising to move forward with a filibuster on a restrictive gun-control bill (you can listen to the audio here):

“I think the criticism has been silly,” Cruz said before adding that “the Republicans who are saying that they are happy to vote to shutoff debate and move to the bill, they don’t even know what the bill contains.

“The bill that these Republicans are going on television saying ‘we’ve got to move to and vote on,’ they still don’t know the details because the Democrats haven’t released the details of the bill that they’re moving to proceed to.”

Whichever way it happens, the Senate is scheduled to start moving on the issue on Thursday. It's going down.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014; cruz; guncontrol; secondamendment; senate; tedcruz

1 posted on 04/11/2013 11:52:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
From Ted's mouth to God's ear.
2 posted on 04/11/2013 11:54:57 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama’s gun-control push is going to cost Democrats the Senate in 2014

No it won't.

3 posted on 04/11/2013 11:55:30 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: SeekAndFind

It had better, or I’m afraid the pushback to the libtards will be a slightly non-constitutional manner.


4 posted on 04/11/2013 11:55:55 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

Countered by GOPe cowardice in the face of the Democrats’ attempt to stomp on the Constitution once again.


5 posted on 04/11/2013 11:56:23 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: SeekAndFind
president's relentless, brazen demagoguery on the issue is probably doing the Democrats more harm than good

It is going to cost a few RINOs as well.

6 posted on 04/11/2013 11:57:23 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope he is right.


7 posted on 04/11/2013 11:59:11 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is what I sent to the traitor Toomey:
“Senator Toomey, I was shocked and deeply disappointed to learn that you had made a ‘deal’ with Senator Manchin to advance the left-wing Democratic agenda to chip away at the Second Amendment. I am a lifelong conservative Republican. As such, I at least welcome the likes of Senator Casey—you know what you are getting with him and those who think like him. What I find repugnant is a member of Congress who professes to be conservative, then hauls off and joins those who are gleefully shredding the Constitution.
Apparently we didn’t vet you sufficiently after you announced your candidacy. I won’t be voting for you again, and I welcome the search for a primary candidate who is a real conservative.”


8 posted on 04/11/2013 11:59:51 AM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: SeekAndFind

If they can steal a major presidential election and get away with it, you know they will steal the smaller scale elections.


9 posted on 04/11/2013 12:04:01 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: SeekAndFind

I wish the republicans position was that this is a STATE issue not federal and that STATE which already has some of the more restrictive laws needs to review what it did wrong.

When the repubs begin to even discuss issues as being fed they lose.


10 posted on 04/11/2013 12:05:37 PM PDT by edcoil (If the man was accused of leadership, there would not be enough evidence to convict him.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I love this guy. We need more like him


11 posted on 04/11/2013 12:05:57 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: SeekAndFind

More likely it’ll cost a few gophers their seats.


12 posted on 04/11/2013 12:06:44 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!n)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gun control OUGHT to cost the ‘Rats the Senate.

The only problem is, their opponents will (still) be the Republicans. And the Republicans have two small problems that will get in the way:

1) They themselves don’t stand for a damn thing, and
2) They couldn’t find their asses with both hands.

Other than that...


13 posted on 04/11/2013 12:08:00 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: patriotsblood
"What I find repugnant is a member of Congress who professes to be conservative, then hauls off and joins those who are gleefully shredding the Constitution."

C'mon man how many conservatives supported Bush in his constitution work-around to avoid a formal declaration of war. Obama is doing the same thing. No difference. Let me know when conservatives support ALL the constitution regardless of who is President.

14 posted on 04/11/2013 12:08:05 PM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: SeekAndFind

We’d better have a whole lot of fraud watchers in the 2014 election. The collectivists are running the vote handling and counting.


15 posted on 04/11/2013 12:09:07 PM PDT by lurk
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To: rockabyebaby

However it is very possible that the implosion of Obamacare may have the same effect.

All the bad stuff was timed to hit after Baraq’s re-election, but watch out by 2014.


16 posted on 04/11/2013 12:09:46 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Not if they can take away people’s guns. They do that and elections become irrelevant.


17 posted on 04/11/2013 12:09:51 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Neah.

By election time 2014, it will be out of the news and forgotten, or the Democrats (with accomplices in the media) will have transferred the blame to the ‘Pubbies.

I, for one, am already blaming one ‘Pubby, Johnny Isakson. I will never again vote for him again.


18 posted on 04/11/2013 12:11:40 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Pat McGeehan may be running as a Republican to replace the execrable Senator Jay Rockefeller (Rat-WV), who is retiring.

It's a bit early; I'd like to hear a lot more from him ... but I like the possibility of having a committed, determined, enthusiastic conservative running for Senate here.

19 posted on 04/11/2013 12:13:04 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If people had any sense it’d cost them seats at every level of government. The Democrat Party as presently constituted can’t be trusted.


20 posted on 04/11/2013 12:20:22 PM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: rockabyebaby

Correct. The fraud was so pervasive, that the Democrats could OUTRIGHT state their plan to kill 90% of the American populace, and rape the other 10%, and the Senate will stay Democrat, and the Congress will flip Democrat.


21 posted on 04/11/2013 12:20:28 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Snort, my eyes must be tired. I read that as a few gropers.

But OTOH....


22 posted on 04/11/2013 12:22:02 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: SeekAndFind

Senator Ted Cruz is correct.


23 posted on 04/11/2013 12:38:41 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Gopher is a good name....a subterranean animal that eats out the roots of production


24 posted on 04/11/2013 12:39:10 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: blackdog

People will simply hide there guns from the feds.


25 posted on 04/11/2013 12:40:27 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The first step to acheiving a goal is proclaiming it. It works for the Dem’s.
We’re gonna get Obamacare, we’re gonna get gun control, we’re gonna get amnesty.


26 posted on 04/11/2013 12:42:31 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: plain talk

Diane Fineswine does not like Ted Cruz. I wish he would piss on Barbara Boxer too.


27 posted on 04/11/2013 12:42:40 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: plain talk

I admire Senator Ted Cruz’s plain truth.


28 posted on 04/11/2013 12:43:09 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hopefully it will take some RINOs with them.


29 posted on 04/11/2013 12:43:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: showme_the_Glory

....And those oppose such will not comply.


30 posted on 04/11/2013 12:43:58 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Ted Cruz: Obama’s gun-control push is going to cost Democrats the Senate in 2014

It could happen, with the "Obama babies" of 2008 facing the voters. Trouble is, the Republicans seem determined to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by caving on gun rights, which should be a winning issue.

31 posted on 04/11/2013 12:45:28 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Jim Robinson; patriotsblood; E. Pluribus Unum; FatherofFive

Arlen Toomey had no business consorting with Manchin. Shame on him forever.

At this point, I have no idea which party’s going to lose seats in 2014, but the Suicide Party had best step aside and bow to TEA Party, Constitutional Conservatives, because just judging from the liberal C-SPAN callers and tweets, folks are mad as He// about this legislation moving forward and that alone shocked me.

Coburn is a turncoat deluxe because he is terming himself out, so he’ll do as he damn well wants. IIRC, the Collins woman from Maine, might be operating the same way, along with McCain and Johann of Nebraska, and I think Cockroach-Cochran from Mississippi so that’s 5 possible votes right there.

We have heavy work to do.


32 posted on 04/11/2013 12:46:33 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: FatherofFive

president’s relentless, brazen demagoguery on the issue is probably doing the Democrats more harm than good
It is going to cost a few RINOs as well.


the more the merrier.

We need more like Cruz representing us


33 posted on 04/11/2013 12:47:56 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: edcoil

The 2nd Amendment aspect makes it a Fed issue by defintion, though I do understand your sentiment.


34 posted on 04/11/2013 12:53:48 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Fiji Hill

The ones who are caving are generally NOT the ones running in the Senate, and I don’t see the House caving.


35 posted on 04/11/2013 12:55:03 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: onyx

I sent money to Toomey’s primary campaign to get rid of Sphincter, and we just wound up with Arlen Toomey.


36 posted on 04/11/2013 12:57:09 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You did the right thing, at the time.

He double-crossed the nation with that traitorous move yesterday.


37 posted on 04/11/2013 12:58:43 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: PghBaldy

Yeah, if he is right we could have control of the Senate with a bunch of people that want to grow up to be Democrats.


38 posted on 04/11/2013 1:00:00 PM PDT by kempster
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To: SeekAndFind

It won’t make any difference unless these laws are rolled back. The only reason the ASW ban died was because it was sunsetted. The few remaining good Pubbies should insert that into any gun control law and a lot of others.


39 posted on 04/11/2013 1:06:57 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama’s gun-control push is going to cost Democrats the Senate in 2014.

The way the GOPe likes to nominate people and run them for elections I don not think the Dims have to worry much.

40 posted on 04/11/2013 1:15:27 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: Fiji Hill

BUMP!


41 posted on 04/11/2013 1:20:00 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Ted:

Hope you are correct, but we need to get the RINOs out of the Senate, too.

42 posted on 04/11/2013 1:23:07 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen
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To: Biggirl
With hiding your guns from the law, you have committed a felony. Having committed a felony, you are not allowed to own guns.

It's a Yossarian thing.

"Let me see if I've got this straight: in order to be grounded, I've got to be crazy and I must be crazy to keep flying. But if I ask to be grounded, that means I'm not crazy any more and I have to keep flying".

43 posted on 04/11/2013 1:29:57 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: onyx

Something tells me that Obama has John Roberted some senators he needs to get on board with his agenda.


44 posted on 04/11/2013 1:32:15 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog

I don’t know.

Seems to me, those guys go to Washington, and almost immediately “change for the worst.”

We never see liberals change to our side, only the reverse.

It’s like they become “emotional, people pleasers,” and easily swayed by the bright lights, power and old time, fossil incumbents, like McCain and Graham.

It’s beyond sickening, beyond disgusting and completely void of ethical behavior.


45 posted on 04/11/2013 1:42:35 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: blackdog

What I had said is that it will not surprise me if that happens in that people will do just that. The sad reality is that what is going on is an out-of-control government.


46 posted on 04/11/2013 1:53:43 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I don’t trust any of these clowns with my rights...all we’ve done is lose ground. Think Obamacare....another shitshow is brewing. Arm twisting and blackmail. Yeah, this is gonna and well.


47 posted on 04/11/2013 2:21:10 PM PDT by GP100
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To: SeekAndFind

Senate Republicans Screw Gun Owners (Video)
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3006762/posts

Sixteen Senate Republicans (not 6, that was a typo).

A better answer is to avoid buying anything that we don’t need. Avoid vacations. Become more self-sufficient. Reject and ridicule corrupt politics.


48 posted on 04/11/2013 2:58:02 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Do whatever you have to do to vote every one of those sixteen out.


49 posted on 04/11/2013 3:02:20 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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