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Is Ted Cruz Lying Low?
National Review ^ | June 18, 2013 | National Review

Posted on 06/18/2013 6:41:24 AM PDT by National Review

He’s opposed the Gang of Eight bill, but some think not aggressively enough.

By Andrew Stiles

Since taking office in January, Senator Ted Cruz has earned a reputation for being one of the most unapologetically outspoken lawmakers on Capitol Hill. So much so, perhaps, that when it comes to the Gang of Eight’s immigration-reform bill, of which Cruz has been one of the strongest Republican critics, it might seem like he’s been taking it easy.

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TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2016; 2016gopprimary; cruz; cruz2016; gangofeight; immigration; tedcruz
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/351316/ted-cruz-lying-low-andrew-stiles
1 posted on 06/18/2013 6:41:24 AM PDT by National Review
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To: National Review

Translation: He’s not MEEEEE! Me. Me. Me!


2 posted on 06/18/2013 6:44:57 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: National Review

A hit job by National Review. Let’s see them get really tough on Boehner.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 6:46:08 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: National Review

He better lay low. One slip and the Freepers will eat him alive.


4 posted on 06/18/2013 6:47:24 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: txrefugee
"Let’s see them get really tough on Boehner."

When pigs fly!

5 posted on 06/18/2013 6:48:24 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: National Review

It’s hard to believe that National Review was, once upon a time, actually conservative. It’s simply a mouthpiece for the GOPe ruling elite now.


6 posted on 06/18/2013 6:49:46 AM PDT by House Atreides
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"Hey folks, all the things
I'm doing aren't really what I'm about.
Just stick with me, it won't happen again, honest"

7 posted on 06/18/2013 6:49:54 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: bkepley

Ain’t it the truth!


8 posted on 06/18/2013 6:50:22 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: txrefugee; National Review
A hit job by National Review. Let’s see them get really tough on Boehner.

I agree. Cherry-picked commenters who already have an axe to grind with Cruz.

No better example of the truism ... 'Damned if you do, damned if you don't'.

Especially when juxtaposed with this little puff piece today on NRs golden boy ... Romney's 'Revenge'.

In 2012, Romney lost; Cruz won. #cruztovictory

9 posted on 06/18/2013 6:54:40 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: National Review

The “opposition research” people got to Ted Cruz, and made him a deal he just could not refuse - back down, or we are going public with something you find, at the least, to be highly embarrassing.

Something similar has already been done to Marco Rubio.

Why, then, is not something similar also being done to Chuck Schumer? Or ‘Dick’ Durbin? Or has this happened to them already? Even the most jaded of politicos has something that is so dark, so shameful, he (or she) does not want it known, so who got there first with the dirt?

One suspects the George Soros machine has the patent on this deep research, and has applied it much more widely than anyone now suspects.

Perhaps that has been the real enemy all the time.


10 posted on 06/18/2013 6:55:38 AM PDT by alloysteel (When did the government suddenly become our psycho ex-girlfriend? - Jay Leno)
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To: Servant of the Cross; National Review
National Review
Since April 29, 2013

A blog pimp pushing opinion as news.

11 posted on 06/18/2013 7:00:08 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: National Review

I trust nobody On that immigration issue. Time after time we see erstwhile conservatives folding. Everyone has their price or breaking point.


12 posted on 06/18/2013 7:01:51 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: National Review

I do not believe Senator Cruz is “lying low”; but I do believe the NR has joined the “let’s destroy him” crowd. Too bad the author could not even call him “Senator” in the title of his article. How crude of Mr. Stiles;I refused to read his entire article.


13 posted on 06/18/2013 7:05:27 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: alloysteel

Anything is possible.
If I were in the senate I would limit myself to one term.
I’d give em’ hell for 6 straight years then resign.
That way I couldn’t let my own ambition get in the way of doing the right thing.
God willing I wouldn’t get corrupted shortly after taking office.


14 posted on 06/18/2013 7:05:56 AM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: TADSLOS
I expect that 'they' are a contributing member in order to do so.

NR has some good articles/authors too. And usually provides a good thread for discussion, even if to slam an obvious GOPe puff piece.

15 posted on 06/18/2013 7:06:54 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: House Atreides

Has been for at least ten years.


16 posted on 06/18/2013 7:07:10 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: National Review

Proof the RNC is afraid of Cruz. Trying to bait him into a mistake.

Cruz will not bite.


17 posted on 06/18/2013 7:12:26 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: Baynative

Just think, if not for Rubio, we would have had Charlie Crist...............


18 posted on 06/18/2013 7:14:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: National Review

Actually, he and his staff have been moving from the temporary office he’s been assigned since arriving in Washington, to a permanent office.

Not going to read the hit piece from NR. Already can envision what it says.


19 posted on 06/18/2013 7:21:28 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red Badger

Charlie Crist was just compromised a little sooner than some of the others. At one time, Charlie could TALK a good “conservative” line, but events and results did not bear out that original impression.

One wonders how or why the same pressures were applied to Marco Rubio.

The Borg has assimilated WAY too many of the original foot soldiers.


20 posted on 06/18/2013 7:21:42 AM PDT by alloysteel (When did the government suddenly become our psycho ex-girlfriend? - Jay Leno)
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To: National Review
SO HOW ABOUT REPLYING TO SOMEBODY ALREADY!

21 posted on 06/18/2013 7:28:30 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: alloysteel

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, first Baron Acton (1834–1902) said it best: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”.............


22 posted on 06/18/2013 7:28:43 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Red Badger

We should just go ahead and have the Tea Party break away, name Sarah Palin as its leader and take it from there.


23 posted on 06/18/2013 7:45:28 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: National Review

He wants to say which way the wind blows.


24 posted on 06/18/2013 7:52:45 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: EQAndyBuzz

I am starting to enthusiastically agree.

The GOP wants to stick around, and sell-off what remains of once profitable US companies.

I say start the Tea Party.


25 posted on 06/18/2013 7:57:35 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Red Badger

Nice quote!


26 posted on 06/18/2013 7:57:56 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Old Sarge

National Review isn’t here to have a discussion with other Freepers. It is here to promote their articles by posting them here. See link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:nationalreview/index?tab=comments;brevity=full;options=no-change


27 posted on 06/18/2013 8:04:32 AM PDT by deport
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To: bkepley

Not without a big friggin fight!

Cruz is doing OUR work in DC and damn near all by himself.


28 posted on 06/18/2013 8:06:13 AM PDT by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: alloysteel

Bull Shite!

Anyone think Cruz gives in is a fool.

There is no comparison between that softening Floridah “conservative” Senator and the true Conservative Senator from conservative Texas.


29 posted on 06/18/2013 8:11:55 AM PDT by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: National Review

I think this shows that Cruz is being careful. The old saying is that, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease”; but in Washington, far too often, “the squeaky wheel *gets greased*.”

That is, he needs to save up his speaking for when it really matters, or he will make himself a target.


30 posted on 06/18/2013 8:20:47 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: TADSLOS; Servant of the Cross; National Review
National Review Since April 29, 2013
A blog pimp pushing opinion as news.

Yes, what is up with this?

31 posted on 06/18/2013 8:22:48 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: National Review; mickie; flaglady47; Maine Mariner; Bob Ireland; oswegodeee; seenenuf; ...
Does anyone realize the extent of the pressure being exerted by powerful lobbyists on each and every member of the Senate and House? Lobbyists working for mega-corporations like Microsoft, Google....the list goes on and on.....mega-corporations of all kinds which will benefit in a variety of ways from an unprecedented population surge if the amnesty bill passes.

Does anyone realize how many special interests will benefit from cheap labor which will become available if the legislation passes?

Does anyone realize the perceived boon to entities such as the real estate industry, the banking industry, the medical industry, the legal industry, the welfare industry, the entertainment and media industry....all of which are desperately looking for 20-30 million more new consumers to shore up their shaky business flow.

Does anyone know that it takes millions of dollars for members of the higher and lower houses of Congress to run re-election campaigns and WIN?

Does anyone think that candidates of both parties are not anxiously worried about the spigots of campaign donations from big-bucks donors being turned off.....or on.....or off again....because they know big-dollar donations from these big business nabobs depend on their amnesty vote?

Rush went through this whole scenario the other day, and as usual, Rush is right. Forget all the beanbag surrounding this issue and forget trying to figure all the minute reasons for the spate of "yes" votes already known....JUST ALWAYS FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL.

Leni

32 posted on 06/18/2013 8:25:52 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Dalberg-Acton

You are very oooooooold, Baron...................


33 posted on 06/18/2013 8:30:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
On Fox News yesterday, Palin was on the couch and they had Ted Cruz on video. I was NOT impressed with his stand on NSA. It was the least veiled support of the NSA he thought he could get away with, without angering Tea Party type Conservatives. This was with his #1 supporter (Palin) sitting right there.

I know defenders will defend him, but it was a 180 from what I expected. After what happened with Rubio, warning bells were going off, flags were raised, “oh, not you too” thoughts were going off like a 4th of July finale.

Am I reading too much into this TV appearance? Maybe so.
but,

One if by land, and two if by sea
And I on the opposite shore will be
Ready to ride, and spread the alarm
To every Middlesex village and farm.
For the country folk to be up and to arm.

34 posted on 06/18/2013 8:36:49 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: National Review

I think Ted Cruz said what he had to say and he’s going to vote no so what more do they want?


35 posted on 06/18/2013 8:41:06 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Jane Long; Old Sarge; National Review

35 posts in and our noob blog pimp hasn’t responded to a single reply.


36 posted on 06/18/2013 9:02:40 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: National Review

Cruz has made his views known on immigration. He also knows that nothing the Senate passes is going to get a vote in the House.


37 posted on 06/18/2013 9:13:47 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: National Review

He has been in my inbox every day... fighting the good fight.

LLS


38 posted on 06/18/2013 9:24:21 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: txrefugee

“A hit job by National Review”

Given how they pushed Romney on us for 8 years, I would not be surprised.


39 posted on 06/18/2013 9:28:05 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: PghBaldy

Ahhh..

Old days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgtOGqnHawc


40 posted on 06/18/2013 1:35:34 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: National Review
Stiles filed the piece without doing research this week. http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/06/17/ted-cruz-vows-to-offer-immigration-amendment-in-reaction-to-courts-arizona-decision
41 posted on 06/18/2013 6:34:59 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: National Review
...when it comes to the Gang of Eight’s immigration-reform bill, of which Cruz has been one of the strongest Republican critics, it might seem like he’s been taking it easy.

This is what NR has come down to...a completely self contradictory sentence as the lede.

Pathetic.

42 posted on 06/18/2013 8:34:52 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: National Review

Heads up, idiot stiles.

Ted Cruz has been a little busy trying to keep himself and his family safe from a murder threat.


43 posted on 06/19/2013 1:05:31 AM PDT by stilloftyhenight (Proud bitter clinging wacko bird chirper.)
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To: House Atreides
It’s hard to believe that National Review was, once upon a time, actually conservative. It’s simply a mouthpiece for the GOPe ruling elite now.

They are, and have been for at least several years, essentially one and the same.

44 posted on 06/19/2013 1:15:18 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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