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Bob Corker slams Ted Cruz on Obamacare
Politico ^ | 09/19/2013 | BURGESS EVERETT

Posted on 09/19/2013 8:26:46 AM PDT by GIdget2004

It’s not just House members who are taking shots at Ted Cruz on Twitter: One of his Senate colleagues is turning on him as well.

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Thursday took a whack at Cruz over social media for leading the charge to push Republicans to back only spending bills that defund Obamacare, which many in his own party have predicted will result in a government shutdown blamed on Republicans.

“I didn’t go to Harvard or Princeton, but I can count — the defunding box canyon is a tactic that will fail and weaken our position,” Corker said, a clear reference to the Harvard- and Princeton-educated Cruz.

A Cruz spokeswoman defended the tactic as “the way to do it” later Thursday.

“Sen. Cruz was elected by Texans to represent their interests. They want Obamacare defunded and this is the way to do it before it is implemented,” she said.

On Wednesday evening, several House Republicans also dinged Cruz, who admitted on Wednesday that being in the minority likely Senate Republicans can’t do anything to stop Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) from moving his own spending bill that funds Obamacare. He said in that event, “House Republicans must stand firm.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corker4obamacare; corker4romneycare; romneyagenda; romneycare

1 posted on 09/19/2013 8:26:46 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

Put a Corker in it Bob.


2 posted on 09/19/2013 8:30:44 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: GIdget2004

Did Corker graduate from Highschool?


3 posted on 09/19/2013 8:30:59 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: GIdget2004

The sooner the GOP elite accept the fact that Ted Cruz is much smarter than they are, the better off they and the country will be.


4 posted on 09/19/2013 8:31:21 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: GIdget2004

If you listen carefully, you can hear the knees knocking of corker and other GOP-e.....


5 posted on 09/19/2013 8:33:51 AM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: GIdget2004

Too bad Tennessee doesn’t have “voter recall elections”.


6 posted on 09/19/2013 8:35:39 AM PDT by upbeat5
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To: GIdget2004

Corker needs to get schooling from Cruz.


7 posted on 09/19/2013 8:35:50 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: GIdget2004

Hmmmm. Who will up for reelection next year Alexander side with?? Corker or Cruz? Tough choice for Lamar!


8 posted on 09/19/2013 8:38:13 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: b4its2late

I thought the strategy is to defund Obamacare without causing a govt shut down.

this idiot needs to listen to Mark Levin’s monologue.


9 posted on 09/19/2013 8:38:34 AM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: GIdget2004

I get teed off over all these limp wristed RINO’s.

Cruz is correct. He is a statesman.

You do the right thing because it is the right thing to do even if it bothers your rat boyfriends.

It’s time to blame the rats if guv is shut down. My God, when the majority in the country is opposed to Obamacare, how hard is it to do the right thing?

Blessings, bobo


10 posted on 09/19/2013 8:40:04 AM PDT by bobo1 (L)
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To: GIdget2004

corker is just al gore in a better suit.


11 posted on 09/19/2013 8:40:53 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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12 posted on 09/19/2013 8:43:00 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: bobo1

I hate to point out to the Corkers of the world but the Senators are supposed to vote on behalf of their country, what is best for it. Senators are also the representatives of the states in the congress. I would bet if corker took a poll in his state legislature, he would find out he is in the minority position. So, he votes against his state and the public good by not wishing to defund this monstracity.


13 posted on 09/19/2013 8:43:58 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: RedMDer

didn’t Corker already come out crying about not sending enough help to the jihadists?


14 posted on 09/19/2013 8:44:01 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GIdget2004

I’m from TN and just called Corker’s office and gave them and earful! He’s a disgrace!


15 posted on 09/19/2013 8:44:46 AM PDT by upbeat5
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To: nikos1121

YEP


16 posted on 09/19/2013 8:44:49 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: GIdget2004

We need to call Bob Corker’s office


17 posted on 09/19/2013 8:45:35 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: GIdget2004

“being in the minority likely Senate Republicans can’t do anything to stop Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) from moving his own spending bill that funds Obamacare.”

Especially with team members like Corker. I’m wondering which team Corker is on.


18 posted on 09/19/2013 8:45:36 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: GIdget2004
Has anyone seen this ad for opting out of Obamacare? Creepy and hilarious.

Opt Out - The Exam - Creepy Uncle Sam


19 posted on 09/19/2013 8:46:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GeronL

Yes he did.


20 posted on 09/19/2013 8:48:15 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: GIdget2004

I hope this RINO gets slammed on his Twitter comment replies.


21 posted on 09/19/2013 8:50:41 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yikes! Very creepy, but effective ;)


22 posted on 09/19/2013 8:54:20 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: GIdget2004

Going against 95% of your voters is a great strategy Bob!
Time to primary this Republicrat.

Pray America is Waking Up


23 posted on 09/19/2013 8:55:21 AM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: GIdget2004

Yeah, fight amongst yourselves!! Good strategy as usual ReMorons! Ignore Obungholes treason and incompetence....nice going!


24 posted on 09/19/2013 9:10:46 AM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: GIdget2004
click-> America the Beautiful......


25 posted on 09/19/2013 9:13:50 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: upbeat5

or closed primaries

or runoffs

the GOPe elite of Belle Meade and Lookout Mountain are in their last days believe me

we may well bag Alexander this time


26 posted on 09/19/2013 9:15:12 AM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: GIdget2004

Lamar’s caddy speaks up again. We need to oust this turd.


27 posted on 09/19/2013 9:24:09 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: GIdget2004

Bob corker: Obama says we have to pay for Obamacare ‘cause he won and if we don’t people will not like us even though most people want it to die so shut up and let us do what the president says ‘cause that’s why we’re here and stuff, alright? Cruz is a booger-head.


28 posted on 09/19/2013 9:25:19 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: GIdget2004

So Bob, what’s your plan to repeal Obamacare? Oh, wait, you want the feds to finalize taking ownership of our physical beings. I’d like to see if Corker floats in the Patomic....


29 posted on 09/19/2013 9:33:15 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Zathras

Yes and the University of Tennessee. HEhehehe!


30 posted on 09/19/2013 9:33:32 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: GIdget2004

calls and emails folks!!!!


31 posted on 09/19/2013 10:14:46 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: GIdget2004

Corker is another Senator along with Lamar Alexander that will NOT get my vote. If he is the nominee for re-election, I am not voting.


32 posted on 09/19/2013 11:31:54 AM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: GIdget2004
What exactly has Corker offered to strengthen the GOP position? [crickets]

By pushing the defund ObamaCare position, it opens up other options, like the delay. Big Business got a delay, why not Mom & Pop.

Corker hasn't been able to fight his way out of a wet paper bag. And he criticizes the warrior? Please.

33 posted on 09/20/2013 7:04:57 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Obama is an historic President. He's America's first 'Dear Leader' President.)
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