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David Brooks warns of ‘the rise of Ted Cruz-ism,’ takeover of Republican Party [Video]
Daily Caller ^ | 9/15/13 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 09/15/2013 11:50:23 AM PDT by Nachum

On PBS’s “NewsHour” on Friday night, New York Times columnist David Brooks warned that Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and similar legislators’ rise to prominence threatens the traditional Republican Party. (Snip) “What’s going on in the House, and a bit in the Senate, too, is what you might call the rise of Ted Cruz-ism,” Brooks said. “And Ted Cruz, the senator from Canada through Texas, is basically not a legislator in the normal sense, doesn’t have an idea that he’s going to Congress to create coalitions, make alliances, and he is going to pass a lot of legislation. He’s going in

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KEYWORDS: brooks; cruz; cruzism; david; davidbrooks; gopestablishment; rino; ted; tedcruz
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1 posted on 09/15/2013 11:50:23 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Its touching the way the press worries over the fate of the GOP.


2 posted on 09/15/2013 11:52:29 AM PDT by marron
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To: Nachum

More reason to support Ted Cruz! 100%

Alliances in Congress, oh sure.


3 posted on 09/15/2013 11:53:19 AM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: Nachum; onyx
Good, GOOD! David Brooks, let the Butt Hurt Flow Through You!


4 posted on 09/15/2013 11:53:45 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Nachum

You mean the people are finally demanding that their views get represented, and that the politicians are there to serve, and they are not self-anointed aristocracy?

Horrors.

FUDB


5 posted on 09/15/2013 11:54:04 AM PDT by Tigerized
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To: marron

These people seem to be scared silly by Ted Cruz.

That’s fine with me! I love the guy!


6 posted on 09/15/2013 11:54:15 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Nachum

David Brooks makes it sound as if the rise of Ted Cruz is a bad thing . . . I don’t get. The rise of Ted Cruz is exactly what the people want; we are rallying behind him. Do you get it, Mr. Brooks?


7 posted on 09/15/2013 11:55:22 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Nachum

After reading the article Cruz-ism sounds like a very good thing.


8 posted on 09/15/2013 11:56:36 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: KC_Lion

I LOVE that picture! Coolness!


9 posted on 09/15/2013 11:56:54 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: AtlasStalled

Oh Mr. Brooks GETS it, all right, as do the rest of the liberal creeps. You betcha they’re scared of Cruz: as a Princeton man, he was recognized as the best debater in the Ivy League. No dummy, Mr. Brooks, eh?


10 posted on 09/15/2013 11:58:02 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Nachum

David Brooks is a silly froot.


11 posted on 09/15/2013 11:59:45 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: Nachum
” ...doesn’t have an idea that he’s going to Congress to create coalitions, make alliances”

I’m sure that the rat leadership like Pelosi, Reid, Clinton, Obama, Shumer, Durbin, Wasserman Shultz etc. all went to congress thinking that they were going there to create coalitions and alliances with the GOP. I’s a one way street. The Rats make demands and the GOP makes consessions. That’s what Brooks calls the traditional GOP.

12 posted on 09/15/2013 12:00:31 PM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Nachum

The press is really trying to paint Cruz as their new Emmanuel Goldstein, aren’t they.


13 posted on 09/15/2013 12:00:57 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Nachum

“They’re not normal members of Congress. They’re not legislators. They want to stop things.”

Enough flack to prove your over the target...

Go Ted!


14 posted on 09/15/2013 12:01:38 PM PDT by glasseye
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To: Nachum
David Brooks dreams of pressed pants with a nice sharp crease.
15 posted on 09/15/2013 12:02:09 PM PDT by JPG (Putin Does Obama.)
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To: Nachum

Time to finally admit you are a liberal and join the Democrat party Mr. Brookes. You don’t get to hide with the RINOs any longer. They’ll be right behind you soon.


16 posted on 09/15/2013 12:03:40 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Nachum

The last thing anyone in the press or the demoncrat party want’s to see is an HONEST MAN WITH CONVICTIONS AND CHARACTER.


17 posted on 09/15/2013 12:05:05 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Nachum
Takeover YES ..YES..we can !
18 posted on 09/15/2013 12:07:12 PM PDT by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: Nachum

If only.


19 posted on 09/15/2013 12:08:14 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Nachum

Heaven forbid that someone from the real world actually arrives in the fantasy land called DC. A fantasy land so far in debt, it has mortgaged its future.


20 posted on 09/15/2013 12:12:22 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (I think Obama and crew feel that time is being wasted and that we need to get the jump on Russian sh)
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To: Nachum
Based on what I've heard and read in recent days from media pundits like this, it seems that there are two different factions of the GOP that feel very threatened by figures like Ted Cruz: (1) big-government globalists, and (2) those in favor of the homosexualization of America.

Some Republicans may actually fall into both camps. How about it, Mr. Brooks?

21 posted on 09/15/2013 12:14:04 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: basil

They are scared because they just recognized that light at the end of the tunnel is a Cruz-missile coming right at them.


22 posted on 09/15/2013 12:15:59 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Nachum

I get up every morning asking myself...self I say... what does David Brooks think about the republican party!!!


23 posted on 09/15/2013 12:18:50 PM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: headstamp 2

Brooks doesn’t understand ... we’re still ‘in’ the party. That could change...


24 posted on 09/15/2013 12:20:32 PM PDT by GOPJ (As Iowahawk..summed it up Putin is now just basically doing donuts in ObamaÂ’s front yard." Steyn)
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To: marron

Isn’t it, though? LOL.

They claim we need “moderates” then totally obliterated both McCain and Romney as right-wing extremists when they were nominated with phony narratives like Romney wants to outlaw all birth control - complete lies.


25 posted on 09/15/2013 12:20:53 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: glasseye

They want to stop things? HORRORS! Most of the things they want to stop are illegal or destructive to USA, our values, or our allies Or all of the above.


26 posted on 09/15/2013 12:21:08 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Er)
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To: Nachum

GOOD! Ted Cruz is the person we have wanted for a looooong time. Too bad Rand Paul is about the only other senator who is similar. What I like about Cruz is he doesn’t care about the press.


27 posted on 09/15/2013 12:22:43 PM PDT by Hacksaw (I haven't taken the 30 silvers.)
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To: Nachum

Brooks is another member of the wet-pants brigade.


28 posted on 09/15/2013 12:29:05 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Nachum
David Brooks shows very little insight but I will give them credit for one bit: he recognizes that Ted Cruz and those whom he represents are not out for anything less than to take over the Republican Party and, so long as Ted Cruz and the people he represents retain their integrity, the House and Senate leadership have very little leverage over them.

I expect Ted Cruz and most of those newly elected from the The Tea Party (excepting a few who have gone over to the dark side) to retain their integrity and I therefore expect a riff in the Republican Party. Most of this is playing out in the context of defunding Obamacare while passing a continuing resolution in the House that funds the rest of the government. Establishment Republicans believe that this plays into the hands of Obama and will probably give him the election in 2014. No doubt Obama will claim that they Republican shut down the government and stole grandma Social Security check. I think the establishment Republicans secretly believe that to win the 2014 election, that is to hold the House and perhaps take the Senate, is a prize worth the passive acceptance of Obamacare.

Conservatives believe to the contrary. First, they believe that 2012 was lost because the conservative base stayed home because of the fecklessness of the Republican Congress in the House and the lackluster campaign of Mitt Romney. Their thinking is that if the Republicans continue to passively accept Obamacare while cynically camouflaging their passively with pointless bills to repeal, the conservative base will turn with a vengeance against them. This time the base will not just sit on its hands but will cause a real rupture in the party. We have already seen the first evidence of this with the aggressive primaries being run by the tea party against Rino Republican senators. It is likely that in many key elections involving Rinos who survive tea party challenges in the primaries, those Rinos will find themselves confronting not just the Democrat but a third-party Tea Party challenger.

A third-party challenge to Republican candidates almost certainly gives the win to the Democrat. If this occurs in multiple challenges it will demonstrate the degree and intensity of dissatisfaction of the conservative base with the Republican establishment. If tea party challengers prevail either in primaries or alternatively succeed in un-horsing Republican incumbents by fielding third-party candidates, the tea party will have the bit in its teeth and the rupture from the Republican Party might well become complete and irreparable. No one can foresee the electoral implications of such an event.

Either the Republican Party will struggle on as the number two party but be so wounded that it will cease to be a competitive political party in America, or, a third-party, The Tea Party, will emerge as a viable party sharing a reduced portion of the electorate with the Republicans, or, the Republicans will go the way of the Whigs and The Tea Party will emerge to replace the Republicans.

But defunding Obamacare is not the only cloud in Boehner's sky. Amnesty is a lose-lose for Republicans but it appears that Boehner will sell the Republican base out and cynically permit a good sounding bill to go to conference where it will be "transformed" by the Senate and, with House Democrats and a few Rinos, find a majority for passage in the House. Thus, we will have amnesty but the base will not be deceived. If this scenario plays out as a second slap in the face of conservatives, it will be very difficult to hold the party together.

If I am correct in my belief that Ted Cruz and the maverick Republicans in the house will retain their integrity, Speaker Boehner must reckon with the scenario that I've just described. A prudent man would conclude that the greater risks lie with continuing his policy of betraying the base while pretending to be their champion. That deception has been exposed and will no longer work. Boehner must decide wherein lie the greater and the lesser risks. His dithering has left it with few positive options, he must choose the least dangerous risk.

I believe that the greater risks for Boehner and the establishment Republicans are to continue patronizing and betraying the Republican base. If they pass a continuing resolution which funds the government except for Obamacare, and the Democrats shut down the government, they are in a debate which leaves them not without assets and they will be in a position which they can take to the country. If on the other hand they passively acquiesce, they will very likely sheer the party asunder and they will likely lose the election for which they are presently selling their souls.


29 posted on 09/15/2013 12:39:21 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: nathanbedford

rift


30 posted on 09/15/2013 12:56:02 PM PDT by slouper (LWRC M6A2)
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To: Nachum

If kruchev here is bashing Ted then you know that Cruz is the right man to be President.

Have you ever noticed that the most radical of rats are the ones that are always so worried about republicans losing elections.


31 posted on 09/15/2013 1:07:47 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: slouper
Right, riff = rift.


32 posted on 09/15/2013 1:14:27 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Nachum
David Brooks warns of ‘the rise of Ted Cruz-ism,’ takeover of Republican Party [Video]

Why the warning?
Makes it seem as if something good might be in the distance.
The reverse is true.

The Marxist Progressives have taken over the Democratic Party, and the 'old' GOP can't handle them.
The only disagreement toward this obvious observation comes from... Dem pundits and the army of Obama web sites both in the White House and elsewhere.

The Marxist "progressives" have set out to fundamentally change the very foundations and nature of the United States of America from the ground up, and so far the only potential real competition can come from the "Tea Party."

The old GOP has been irrelevant for a very long time.

RIP

33 posted on 09/15/2013 1:23:56 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: glasseye
“They’re not normal members of Congress. They’re not legislators. They want to stop bad things before they can achieve the intended "transformation" of our country.”

The meanies!

34 posted on 09/15/2013 1:29:39 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: KC_Lion

OMG what a awesome duo. God place them here with us and they shall play a role in the last days. They will be 2 of many who will help restore this nation back to her glory days. May God Bless them and protect them for the on coming media slaughter. We have not seen nothing yet.


35 posted on 09/15/2013 1:33:31 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Nachum
They want to stop things. And so they’re just being — they just want to obstruct.”

When one obstructs and stops evil,it is a good thing.

36 posted on 09/15/2013 1:42:15 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Nachum
“And Ted Cruz, the senator from Canada through Texas, is basically not a legislator in the normal sense, doesn’t have an idea that he’s going to Congress to create coalitions, make alliances, and he is going to pass a lot of legislation.

"If you don't compromise and sell your soul to us leftist Democrats and help us pass our toxic agend, then we fear you and will destroy you with ad homimen and strawman arguments."

37 posted on 09/15/2013 2:08:48 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: KC_Lion
LOOKS LIKE AMERICAN ROYALTY ..FROM THIS VANTAGE POINT...
38 posted on 09/15/2013 2:27:07 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: Nachum

Ted Cruz apparently doesn’t have enough of a crease in his pants for Mr Brooks.


39 posted on 09/15/2013 2:36:21 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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“Ted Cruz is running against Republicans in the Senate. The House Republican Tea Party types are running against the Republican establishment. That’s how they’re raising money.

And if they are gathering major support and raising money, then shouldn't that tell the GOP-E bigwigs something?

Clueless, as usual.

40 posted on 09/15/2013 2:39:13 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: JPG

David Brooks dreams of pressed pants with a nice sharp crease.

Don’t we all? I thought that that is what we liked about Reagan.LOL Bob


41 posted on 09/15/2013 2:56:35 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("Guardian angels, wherever you may be Reach down and keep my soul for me. A l Stewart)
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To: nathanbedford

Unfortunately, Pat Toomey has become a quivering mass of protoplasm. He was a great congressman, but he is little better than worthless now. He has completely sold out. Bob


42 posted on 09/15/2013 3:03:19 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("Guardian angels, wherever you may be Reach down and keep my soul for me. A l Stewart)
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To: Nachum

It’s not about politics. Brooks is just an anti-Hispanic racist/hater.
It’s not about politics. Brooks is just an anti-Hispanic racist/hater.
It’s not about politics. Brooks is just an anti-Hispanic racist/hater.
It’s not about politics. Brooks is just an anti-Hispanic racist/hater.
It’s not about politics. Brooks is just an anti-Hispanic racist/hater.

Just practicing being like a dem. Keep accusing until it works.


43 posted on 09/15/2013 3:50:44 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Nachum

David Brooks is an obvious racist.

Ted Cruz has a great crease in his pants, David. Just so’s ya know.


44 posted on 09/15/2013 3:55:52 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: basil
These people seem to be scared silly by Ted Cruz. That’s fine with me! I love the guy!

We finally seem to be getting somewhere.

Cruz 2016!

45 posted on 09/15/2013 4:01:03 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Nachum; TheOldLady; AllAmericanGirl44; ken5050; stephenjohnbanker; LUV W; Patty; itssme; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!


46 posted on 09/15/2013 7:38:29 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: KC_Lion
It is all happening as we have foreseen!

:-)

47 posted on 09/15/2013 7:40:54 PM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Thanks for the ping.

The lib media is pulling out all the stops to get the Slam Ted pieces out, aren't they?

48 posted on 09/15/2013 7:43:55 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Nachum

This is such a joke. The left will do everything they can to slam conservatives.

The farther left the Dems move the GOP has moved left too. Then those they do not move left are called extremists.


49 posted on 09/15/2013 7:45:01 PM PDT by GeronL
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The lib media is pulling out all the stops to get the Slam Ted pieces out, aren't they?

Yes, you're right, and as conservatives, we need to be prepared for this, it is only going to get worse.
50 posted on 09/15/2013 8:18:56 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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