Skip to comments.Is Ted Cruz Lying Low?
Posted on 06/18/2013 6:41:24 AM PDT by National Review
Hes 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 Eights immigration-reform bill, of which Cruz has been one of the strongest Republican critics, it might seem like hes been taking it easy.
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Translation: He’s not MEEEEE! Me. Me. Me!
A hit job by National Review. Let’s see them get really tough on Boehner.
He better lay low. One slip and the Freepers will eat him alive.
When pigs fly!
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.
Ain’t it the truth!
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
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.
A blog pimp pushing opinion as news.
I trust nobody On that immigration issue. Time after time we see erstwhile conservatives folding. Everyone has their price or breaking point.
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.
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.
NR has some good articles/authors too. And usually provides a good thread for discussion, even if to slam an obvious GOPe puff piece.
Has been for at least ten years.
Proof the RNC is afraid of Cruz. Trying to bait him into a mistake.
Cruz will not bite.
Just think, if not for Rubio, we would have had Charlie Crist...............
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.
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.
John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, first Baron Acton (18341902) said it best: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”.............
We should just go ahead and have the Tea Party break away, name Sarah Palin as its leader and take it from there.
He wants to say which way the wind blows.
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.
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:
Not without a big friggin fight!
Cruz is doing OUR work in DC and damn near all by himself.
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.
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.
Yes, what is up with this?
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.
You are very oooooooold, Baron...................
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.
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.
I think Ted Cruz said what he had to say and he’s going to vote no so what more do they want?
35 posts in and our noob blog pimp hasn’t responded to a single reply.
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.
He has been in my inbox every day... fighting the good fight.
“A hit job by National Review”
Given how they pushed Romney on us for 8 years, I would not be surprised.
This is what NR has come down to...a completely self contradictory sentence as the lede.
Heads up, idiot stiles.
Ted Cruz has been a little busy trying to keep himself and his family safe from a murder threat.
They are, and have been for at least several years, essentially one and the same.